November 24, 2021








LONDON  – The shared parking service for the London Boroughs of Wandsworth and Richmond upon Thames is expanding its usage of Videalert’s unattended rapidly deployable CCTV systems. The cameras, used to enforce a wide range of bus lane and moving traffic applications, ensure that roads are safe for motorists and pedestrians, reduce pollution and protect the parking needs of residents, businesses and visitors to both boroughs.


According to Nick O’Donnell, Assistant Director for Traffic and Engineering for Richmond and Wandsworth Councils: “As a shared parking service, our focus is to synchronise and consolidate resources, systems and best practice to improve operational efficiency and achieve cost savings.  The Videalert platform allows additional camera assets and enforcement applications to be cost effectively added, offers the flexibility to capture multiple contraventions alongside important data and provides a future-proofed investment for civil traffic enforcement.”


As part of this project, Richmond is transitioning to Videalert’s fully hosted platform which is already used by Wandsworth.  The configuration from the council’s existing on-premise server was replicated on the hosted platform in advance of the switch over to minimise disruption to ongoing review activities and outstation cameras.


Videalert is also converting camera locations that currently connect to the council’s local area network to a wide area network configuration using its Rapidly Deployable Server (RDS) and upgrading SIM cards within all existing RDS units from 3G to 4G. This will deliver a significant performance improvement across the camera estate in terms of speed and reliability of data transfer to the hosted platform.


Andrea Jones, Director of Strategic Accounts at Marston Holdings added: “We have been working with Richmond and Wandsworth Councils for many years and we are privileged and excited to be continuing our relationship.  We are looking forward to collaborating on projects in support of the Councils future ambitions and further advance the Videalert hosted enforcement solution as key component of Marston Holdings’ design, build and enforce solutions for Civil Parking Enforcement, Clean Air and Low Emission Zones.”


About Videalert

Videalert is part of Marston Holdings, the UK’s largest transportation and enforcement services group.  It is also one of the UK’s leading suppliers of intelligent traffic management and enforcement solutions.  Videalert is the only company able to provide its own suite of attended, unattended, and mobile CCTV enforcement solutions using the same intelligent digital video software platform.  This supports the widest range of traffic management and enforcement applications as well as clean air and low emission zones using the same infrastructure.  For further information, please visit or contact:


Paul Jennings, PJMC Limited, Tel: 01926 312886, Email:

Los Angeles World Airports and LAZ Parking Win International Parking & Mobility Institute Award of Excellence for the LAX-it Taxi and Pickup Service Ride App

November 23, 2021




Los Angeles World Airports and LAZ Parking Win International Parking & Mobility Institute Award of Excellence for the LAX-it Taxi and Pickup Service Ride App



2021 IPMI Awards of Excellence winners exemplify creativity, forward-thinking, and commitment to mobility and sustainability.




Los Angeles, CA., November 22, 2021Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and LAZ Parking have been recognized by the International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI) with a 2021 Award of Excellence for the LAX-it Taxi and Pickup Service Ride App. LAX-it received the award for Innovation in a Mobility, Transportation, or Parking Program, placing the service among the industry’s top programs.


Over the last decade, traffic congestion on the roadways and front curbs of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has grown dramatically due to the popularity of Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) like Uber and Lyft, as well as steady growth in air passengers. Projections showed vehicular traffic within the Central Terminal Area (CTA) would become increasingly dense without an innovative mitigation while the airport’s modernization built the long-term solutions including an Automated People Mover train. Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) implemented a visionary solution to this problem by moving TNCs and taxis from the CTA and having them pick up customers at an adjacent lot designed for this purpose.


“LAX-it” (pronounced “LA Exit”) is a ground-breaking service that removes tens of thousands of vehicles per day from the CTA’s traffic congestion and provides a fleet of shuttle buses to transport passengers from the terminal to the pickup point, where their ride is waiting. When the time came to select an operating partner with the expertise, commitment, and flexibility to take on this ambitious new service LAWA selected LAZ Parking, a recognized innovation leader in the parking and mobility industry. Since assuming the management of LAX-it, LAZ has transported millions of passengers and, during peak operations, facilitated over 30,000 daily rideshare pickups.


IPMI Awards of Excellence showcase outstanding parking and transportation facilities and innovative parking, transportation, and mobility industry programs. Judges from every segment of the industry review entries and rank them according to a range of criteria.


“This year’s Awards of Excellence winners showcase creativity, innovation, sustainability, and a commitment to the future of transportation and mobility,” said IPMI CEO Shawn D. Conrad, CAE. “Their attention to excellence benefits both their operations and their local communities, and it’s an honor to recognize and celebrate these projects and organizations.”


“LAZ Parking is thrilled to share this recognition with LAWA and to be selected as their partner on the new LAX-it service,” added Alan Lazowski, Chairman and CEO of LAZ Parking. “We are humbled to yet again be recognized for our parking and logistics expertise and to be entrusted by LAWA to deliver a solution that better serves customers and provides a sustainable, cost-effective solution to the challenges facing the mobility, transportation, and parking industries.”

IPMI is the world’s largest and leading association for professionals and organizations in the parking and mobility industry. More details on this year’s award winners can be found in a special feature in Parking & Mobility magazine, as well as on IPMI’s website. They will be honored in-person at the 2021 IPMI Parking & Mobility Conference & Expo, Nov. 29 – Dec. 3, Tampa, Fla. The 2022 IPMI Awards of Excellence competition will open in January 2022. Please visit for details.


About Los Angeles World Airports

Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) is the City of Los Angeles department that owns and operates Los Angeles International (LAX) and Van Nuys (VNY) general aviation airports. Both play an integral role in helping to meet the Southern California regional demand for passenger, cargo, and general aviation services. Both airports make a distinct contribution to the strength of the system as it provides a high level of safety, security, and service for their customers, communities, and stakeholders. As the aviation authority for the nation’s second-largest city and hub of one of the world’s most populous metropolitan areas, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) is faced with the challenges of providing an airport system to serve a major portion of the Southern California market. LAWA has met this challenge and at no cost to taxpayers. Los Angeles World Airports is a self-supporting department of the City of Los Angeles, governed by a seven-member Board of Airport Commissioners. The Board is comprised of public-spirited business and civic leaders appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council.


About LAZ Parking

LAZ Parking is the largest and fastest-growing privately-owned parking operator in the United States and a pioneer in digital parking technology. Founded in Hartford, CT, in 1981, with four decades of experience providing best-in-class parking management and transportation services, LAZ operates over 1.2 million parking spaces across the country in over 3,200 locations in 36 states and 444 cities. Over the past decade, LAZ has led the industry with business intelligence, remote monitoring, and eCommerce solutions, and more recently, launched its Proximity On-Demand Services – “LAZ PODS.” Leveraging their national real estate parking network through connected tech-enabled solutions, LAZ PODS includes EV charging, micro warehousing, last-mile logistics, and ghost kitchens. LAZ works across various industries, including hospitality, commercial, healthcare, airports, transportation, universities, government, retail, events, residential, and shuttle services. LAZ is a people-first, Conscious Capitalism company that believes in elevating humanity through business. For more information, visit



Media Contact

Mary Brennan Coursey, 860-305-0476,


Celebrating Cities and Municipalities in our Feb 2022 PT – Nov 16th – 22nd, 2021

November 22, 2021



Celebrating Cities and Municipalities in our Feb 2022 PT – Nov 16th – 22nd, 2021



“I’ve started to look at life differently. When you’re thanking God for every little you – every meal, every time you wake up, every time you take a sip of water – you can’t help but be more thankful for life itself, for the unlikely and miraculous fact that you exist at all.”
A.J. Jacobs


Happy Thanksgiving!  We at Parking Today are thankful for all of you!  We pray that you will be able to enjoy Thanksgiving Day with your loved ones.  And we can’t wait to see you at IPMI in Tampa a few days later.

In the meantime, we are working on our February 2022 Parking Today.  It is the cities and municipalities issue.  Therefore, if you have an article apropos, please send it to me,  And please, reach out to Brian Bullen to showcase your technology, your approach, your services via this Feb Issue:  Everything that helps make cities more livable and parking experience better, needs special attention in this magazine.  Which city should be our featured city?

Thanksgiving Travel is in full swing.  More people will travel since the pandemic begun in March 2020.  TSA expects to screen 20 million passengers this Thanksgiving period.  Just this past Friday, TSA screened 2.24 million travelers.  Read more here: Nov 22, 2021 – U.S. airlines, airports brace for busy Thanksgiving travel week

I flew about a week ago connecting through Charlotte, NC airport.  To me the challenge was getting coffee.  Most shops and restaurants were closed due to the shortage of workers possibly.  Thus, the line at one open Starbucks was about 100 deep.  This Thanksgiving, there is so much to be thankful for.  And one of the things is not taking for granted getting your coffee or water or airport breakfast quickly without long queues.

Speaking of queues and shortage of workers.  A few weeks ago our Brian Bullen attended a Rolling Stones’ concert in Los Angeles.  According to Brian, the parking signage was missing and when he finally found parking, it was super expensive without other options, for lower cost parking.  This past weekend, due to shortage of work force, Rolling Stones concert in Austin, TX created major traffic mess.  “Circuit of the Americas is responding to complaints Sunday about issues with traffic and accessibility to The Rolling Stones concert last night. COTA itself is a small group of caring people who want to provide happiness and good memories, not frustration,” began a statement from the venue’s public relations company. It further explained the venue’s team works with outside staffing companies to provide mobility-assisted services, parking attendants, food vendors, ushers, and cleaning staff. “Those organizations, not unlike most, have reported that hiring has been incredibly difficult lately, and we appreciate everyone who did their best to make The Rolling Stones concert a great experience,” the statement said.” Nov 22, 2021 – COTA points to hiring difficulties, GPS app issues for traffic trouble at Rolling Stones concert in Austin, TX

Hopefully, we can all go back to work with thankfulness for our jobs, going the extra mile to provide the best services and products,  for all involved.  After all, it is the attitude of gratitude that truly makes this life the treasure that it is.

Thank you.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Astrid Ambroziak


Creative Director

Parking Today

310 390 5277 ext 9

FLASH Welcomes Parking and Mobility Veteran Todd Brosius

November 22, 2021


FLASH Welcomes Parking and Mobility Veteran Todd Brosius


Brosius will lead FLASH’s technology commercialization to modernize ungated parking assets




November 22, 2021 (Austin, TX)  —  FLASH, the leader in connected mobility, today announced the appointment of industry-changemaker Todd Brosius as the President of Ungated and Digital Solutions. As FLASH expands its end-to-end mobility platform, Brosius will oversee the growth of operating system solutions for ungated parking assets, mobile payments, and digital enforcement.


Brosius brings an unmatched level of parking expertise and relationships to FLASH. His experience driving innovative, profitable growth for asset owners and parking operators will accelerate FLASH’s mission to enable the world’s largest platform of dynamic mobility hubs.

“COVID has transformed the mobility ecosystem and the Smart City. The road to recovery requires optimizing operations with flexible, cloud-based technology and transforming nascent assets, like surface lots, into 21st Century mobility hubs delivering integrated consumer experiences. Todd is the forward-thinking leader to ensure we flawlessly execute on that vision for our customers and partners,” said Dan Sharplin, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board at FLASH.

“I’ve witnessed first-hand the massive impact the pandemic has had on our industry.  Our customers need turnkey solutions that drive value to their assets, can be deployed quickly, and remain flexible to meet parkers’ evolving expectations,” shared Todd Brosius. “FLASH’s industry-leading platform has become the standard, and I couldn’t be more proud to lead these strategically important initiatives.”

Brosius joins FLASH from REEF Technology, where he served in multiple executive roles, the last of which was President of North America. Brosius oversaw the company’s rapid mobility growth as well as leading operational solutions and customer management. Prior to REEF, Brosius served as President of AmeriPark and SVP of Hospitality for Citizens Lanier Holdings.

Brosius will continue to reside in Atlanta with his family.


About Flash

FLASH is an innovator in the urban mobility space, helping businesses rethink one of their most valuable assets: the parking garage. Our award-winning cloud-born platform is configurable, secure, reliable, and flexible as your business and consumer demands evolve. Visit to learn more.

ParkMobile Expands into More Locations with Google Pay Direct Payment Option in Google Maps

November 22, 2021



ParkMobile Expands into More Locations with Google Pay Direct Payment Option in Google Maps



More Google users across the U.S. can quickly start a parking session using ParkMobile



ATLANTA, Nov. 22, 2021 — ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the U.S., announced today another expansion of cities that can use Google Maps and Google Pay to pay for parking through ParkMobile. Google and ParkMobile teamed up to launch in November 2020 following the introduction of the redesigned Google Pay app, and this feature was added to Google Maps in May 2021. Google Maps and ParkMobile are the #1 and #3 ranked apps in the app store’s navigation category, making this a powerful combination for drivers.

ParkMobile’s integration with Google Pay enables users to pay for parking in over 350 cities across the U.S. without needing to download a separate parking app or create a ParkMobile account. Over 100 new markets were recently added, including Pittsburgh, PA, Sommerville, MA, and Jersey City, NJ. Some newly added universities include The University of Georgia, UC Davis, and Arizona State University.

On Google Maps, ParkMobile users can navigate to their destination and quickly pay for parking at most locations where ParkMobile is accepted. To pay, drivers can either tap on the “pay for parking” button from driving navigation in Google Maps, or from the Google Pay app or webpage ( Then, they can use Google Pay to enter their parking zone number, add time, and select their preferred payment method. If it is the user’s first-time using Google Pay to park, the user also has to enter the car’s license plate number. Once the session has started, the user can easily extend parking time from the Google Pay app without going back to the meter.

“We want to make everyday payments, like parking, fast and easy with Google Pay,” said Fausto Araujo, Product Manager, Google Pay. “Thanks to our integration with ParkMobile, users can navigate to where they’re going, pay for their parking and top up their meter all from the convenience of their mobile device.”

“We are excited to continue expanding our work with Google and bring ParkMobile’s vast inventory into Google Maps,” says Jeff Perkins, CEO of ParkMobile. “Thanks to the growing partnership between ParkMobile and Google, more parkers across the US will have an easier and seamless parking and paying experience.”

About ParkMobile

ParkMobile, LLC, is the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America, providing a contactless way for millions of people to easily find, reserve, and pay for parking on their mobile devices. The company’s technology is used in thousands of locations across the country, including 8 of the top 10 cities, as well as college campuses, airports, and stadiums. People can use ParkMobile solutions to quickly pay for on-street and off-street parking without having to use a meter or kiosk. Additionally, ParkMobile offers parking reservations at stadium venues for concerts and sporting events. Reservations are also available in metro area garages, allowing people to drive into the city without worrying about finding parking. ParkMobile has been named to the Inc. 5000, Deloitte Fast 500, Smart Cities Connect “Smart 50,” and the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Top Workplaces. Additionally, the company won the 2020 Stevie Awards for Achievement in Product Innovation and the 2019 Stevie Awards for Most Innovative Tech Company and Best Travel App. For more information, visit or @ParkMobile on Twitter.

ParkMobile Contact:
Mark Lister, SVP of Marketing

HONK Revolutionizes Event Parking With an End-to-End Touchless Payment Experience

November 19, 2021



HONK Revolutionizes Event Parking With an End-to-End Touchless Payment Experience


As venues across the North America shift toward a “contactless,” cashless experience, TAP FOR PARKING GARAGES provides a safe, streamlined parking solution for event-goers, staff and parking operators




TORONTO, ON, Nov 18, 2021 – HONK, North America’s leading provider of contactless payments, announced today the launch of TAP FOR PARKING GARAGES — an end-to-end contactless payment solution for parking at event venues. With no hardware to install, no app to download, and no need for any contact, HONK’s cloud-based payment solution facilitates safe and quick parking at venues across the US and Canada. Drivers gain entry by scanning a QR code, while parking operators eliminate labour and the need for cash handling, increasing throughput and maximizing revenue.

“TAP FOR PARKING GARAGES is an innovative payment platform that gives parking operators the opportunity to shift their parking to a contactless operation,” said Michael Back, HONK Founder and CEO. “Our latest payments technology has created an end-to-end, cashless solution for venues to sell touchless parking across the United States and Canada.”

The parking industry’s first-of-its-kind cloud-based solution for venue parking, TAP FOR PARKING GARAGES integrates with existing payment infrastructure – gated or non-gated – to reduce traffic congestion around point of entry and departure. Gone are the days of cars lined up waiting to pay – TAP FOR PARKING GARAGES creates a frictionless customer experience where drivers can quickly and efficiently pay for parking. The touchless payment system reduces congestion, while maximizing revenue and providing operators with access to live capacity tracking and monitoring.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Driver scans QR code and is presented with the event rate
  2. Driver selects payment method (Apple Pay, Google Pay, PayPal, or any major credit card)
  3. Driver receives QR code as proof of payment to scan in and out of parking facility

HONK’s new touchless technology allows venues to facilitate safe and quick parking payments for event-goers and staff alike, while maximizing parking operators’ bottom line.


HONK is North America’s leading provider of safe, contactless payments for the parking industry. Since 2013, HONK has been creating touchless solutions to make paying for parking easier, faster, and safer for drivers. Motorists can download the HonkAPP to search and pay for parking, and extend their parking session right from their phone. Or they can opt to use HonkTAP smart stations for a contactless way to pay. Simply scan a mobile phone — no app download or pay station required. HONK is trusted by millions of drivers, and is accepted at over 5,000 locations across the United States and Canada.

For information, interview and images, please contact:


Rachel Lemkow
Director, Marketing

PayByPhone Announces the Launch of PayByPhone Business, a Fleet Parking Management Tool

November 19, 2021




PayByPhone Announces the Launch of PayByPhone Business, a Fleet Parking Management Tool




VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA  –The leading global provider of mobile parking payment solutions launches a new product PayByPhone Business, a Fleet Parking Management tool, available in North America, UK, and France.


PayByPhone Business brings a company’s parking under one easy-to-use, centralized system, so fleet managers have visibility over all parking activity in a simple solution – one app and one interactive dashboard.


PayByPhone Business is scalable, so there is no limit to the number of drivers a company can add to the system, and, for added convenience, they can be added in bulk. Fleet managers can add, remove, and authorize drivers and vehicles easily. Payment can be made from one credit card for all drivers for maximum simplicity. And for added security, once a driver or vehicle is deleted, the associated business payment card will immediately be unlinked from that driver’s PayByPhone account, safeguarding the corporate account.


“At PayByPhone, our purpose is clear: we simplify your journey, so you can focus on what matters most,” said Andy Gruber, President and CEO of PayByPhone Technologies. “We strive to create fantastic user experiences that not only set us apart but improve the lives of all types of drivers everywhere. PayByPhone Business is a world-class solution that will help to further shape the mobility landscape by allowing Fleet Management companies to become even smarter and more efficient with their time.”


With over 800,000 five-star app reviews worldwide, paying for parking has never been easier with PayByPhone Business and the dedicated parking app. Saving time on administrative activities and giving fleet drivers the convenience of using PayByPhone’s top rated mobile parking app results in less stress, fewer fines, and more time back for everyone.


For more information visit


About PayByPhone

PayByPhone’s aim is simple: simplify your journey so you can focus on what matters most.  As a wholly owned subsidiary of Volkswagen Financial Services AG, they are one of the fastest growing mobile payments companies in the world, processing more than $550 million USD in payments and over 5 million downloads per year. Available in more than 1,000 cities across the globe, PayByPhone helps millions of consumers easily and safely pay for parking without the hassles of coins, lines, or fees. Their smart, intuitive technology is at the centre of their user-first approach, delivered to make everything as simple as possible.


TKH Security Selected to Deploy its Smart-Parking System in The City of Hollywood, FL

November 18, 2021





TKH Security Selected to Deploy its Smart-Parking System in The City of Hollywood, FL



CHESHIRE, CT –  TKH Security (formerly Park Assist) has been awarded the Parking Guidance System (PGS) contract for The City of Hollywood’s Nebraska Parking Garage. The City of Hollywood is a beachfront community located in southeastern Broward County between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It spans approximately 30 square miles with a population of roughly 143,000 residents. It includes a one-of-a-kind Hollywood Beach Boardwalk that stretches almost 2.5 miles along the Atlantic Ocean. The Nebraska Garage, an 8-level, 128,542 square foot facility, will use TKH Security’s camera-based M4 smart-sensor system and digital wayfinding signage to help quickly and seamlessly guide visitors to available parking. The system and parking garage will also offer ParkMobile and Pay-By-Plate payment options for residents and guests.

Available parking by the beach in the City of Hollywood can be very limited for resident beachgoers and guests. The Nebraska Garage was built to accommodate this high-traffic destination and provide additional parking options. TKH Security’s M4 solution will help further enhance the facility, elevate the visitor experience, and facilitate a smoother traffic flow. Additionally, this smart-parking system will also include the Park Alerts software module and CX+ API package.

TKH Security’s digital wayfinding signage guides parkers through the facility. Continuously updated with occupancy data collected from the sensors, these signs help parkers make informed parking decisions. The camera-based smart-sensors then signal which specific spaces are available or occupied using color-coded LED lights — significantly reducing search and park times and decreasing congestion across the facility.
The Park Alerts software add-on enables parking management to gain valuable control over the garage. This module allows the City of Hollywood to set automated rules and alerts that help parking staff manage garage activity, increasing the efficiency and security of the facility.

The CX+ API package was designed to help further elevate the customer experience. Empowering advanced mobile apps, palm-of-the-hand and vehicle-connected wayfinding, and a myriad of additional CX functionalities, this unique API ensures that each parker is treated to the highest level of guidance and comfort for a first-class, stress-free parking journey.

“The City of Hollywood is one of the most attractive destinations in South Florida to enjoy oceanfront views and leisure. We are delighted to help local residents and guests find available parking with our M4 camera-based technology and look forward to enhancing the driving experience for years to come.” Said Thomas Alexander, Regional Account Manager.

This will be TKH Security’s 17th installation in Florida.
Site work will begin in December and is slated for completion in the first quarter of 2022.

About TKH Security

TKH Security specializes in the development of smart electronic security, safety, and parking guidance systems. With over 25 years of experience, we offer complete solutions for Parking Guidance, Parking Facility Management, Security Management, Access Control, Video Management, Intrusion Detection, Intercom, Surveillance, and Asset & Site Management. We are always looking for innovative solutions for the market with a focus on creative, flexible and open architecture integration. Recently merging with seven companies (Park Assist, ParkEyes, Aasset Security, Flexsposure, Key Processor, Siqura, and VDG) TKH Security has a strong position in North America, Australia, Europe, and multiple offices all over the world. TKH Security is a member of TKH Group NV.


LAZ Parking and Skyports Announce Partnership to Develop Air Taxi Vertiports in Los Angeles

November 17, 2021


LAZ Parking and Skyports Announce Partnership to Develop Air Taxi Vertiports in Los Angeles



Los Angeles, CA., November, 2021 – Skyports, the world’s leading vertiport designer, builder and operator, and LAZ Parking, one of the largest parking companies in the United States, announced a partnership agreement today to develop and deploy vertiports for electric air taxis in Los Angeles. Vertiports are dedicated sites that enable take-off, landing and recharging of electric aircraft. Through the partnership, Skyports and LAZ will develop vertiports supporting passenger air taxi operations at locations across the region.

LAZ is actively deploying new technologies that will transform traditional parking locations into multi-modal transportation hubs, connecting people to places more efficiently and sustainably. Skyports is leading the way in advanced air mobility infrastructure and will integrate its operational know-how, design expertise, and partnerships with world-class vehicle manufacturers and operators to build a network of vertiports across Los Angeles.

The vertiports will enable quiet, efficient, zero-carbon emission air taxi passenger services that provide a new, green and clean transportation alternative to residents and visitors. Working closely with regulatory bodies and in consultation with local stakeholders, Skyports adheres to design and operational principles that prioritize safety, connectivity and accessibility, and reflect the needs of the communities it serves.

“We’re excited to be working with LAZ Parking to deploy take-off and landing sites for electric air taxis, first in Los Angeles, followed by the rest of the U.S., said Addison Ferrell, Head of Americas for Skyports. “Our partnership with LAZ enables us to leverage their extensive portfolio of facilities for vertiport development, creating value for LAZ customers, partners, and communities. LAZ is an ideal partner for Skyports because it has operated in the area for many years, and with that comes strong partnerships and a deep understanding of the mobility landscape.”

LAZ is a recognized pioneer in the parking industry for the integration of technology into parking operations and for a range of innovative IT solutions, such as remote monitoring, eCommerce services, and Proximity On-Demand Services, or PODS.

“This partnership with Skyports is both an acknowledgement of LAZ’s leadership in the area of technology and a recognition of our excellence in both traditional and tech-enabled parking and last-mile mobility solutions,” said Alan Lazowski, Chairman and CEO of LAZ Parking. “We are honored and excited to be partnering on the implementation of this cutting edge service with Skyports, a company as committed to innovation, sustainability, and customer service as we are at LAZ.”

PayByPhone Brings A Contactless Parking Experience to University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

November 16, 2021

PayByPhone Brings A Contactless Parking Experience to University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign




Vancouver, British Columbia, Nov. 16, 2021  — Students and visitors of University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, will now have a better parking experience thanks to PayByPhone.

The leading global provider of mobile parking payment solutions, is expanding to over 2400 parking spaces across campus. Enabling secure contactless parking 5 days a week Monday – Friday to students, faculty and visitors.

“We’re excited to be expanding our contactless parking services for higher education across North America,” said Roamy Valera, CEO of PayByPhone. “As University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign will be joining a number of our University and College communities across the country.”

PayByPhone is a hassle-free solution for over 43 million drivers, allowing them to pay for parking with just their smartphone. The app sends text messages automatically when a parking session expires, and gives drivers the ability to extend their parking session without needing to return to their vehicle. Drivers can also begin a session without registering for an account, making it ideal for those who are pressed for time.

About PayByPhone

PayByPhone’s aim is simple: simplify your journey so you can focus on what matters most.  As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Volkswagen Financial Services AG, they are one of the fastest growing mobile payments companies in the world, processing more than $550 million USD in payments and over 5 million downloads per year. Available in more than 1,000 cities across the globe, PayByPhone helps millions of consumers easily and safely pay for parking without the hassles of coins, lines, or fees. Their smart, intuitive technology is at the centre of their user-first approach, delivered to make everything as simple as possible.

Jessica Britton

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