Tattile: First alpr technology supervised railroad crossing in Argentina

October 23, 2020

 

 

Tattile: First alpr technology supervised railroad crossing in Argentina

 

 

 

According to local authorities of the city of Pilar in Argentina, on average 60 vehicles per day crossed the unsupervised railroad crossing of the San Martìn railway even when the train barriers were closed, and a train was already approaching. This led to negotiations between the railroad company Trenes Argentinos and the municipality of Pilar to install a mechanism avoiding accidents caused by these unauthorized crossing of the tracks using traffic monitoring cameras with number plate recognition software.

Finally, the first intelligent low-barrier railroad crossing enforcement system in the country was implemented using a Tattile Vega Smart Red Traffic Light camera. The intelligent ALPR camera is activated each time the railroad barrier closes and takes a picture of each vehicle passing the railroad crossing when the barrier is down. The alpr camera software inside the Tattile red light traffic camera reads the license plate of the vehicle causing the violation. With this information the infringement is documented allowing the authorities to issue fines which go up to $ 13,000.

An additional benefit the new smart traffic camera-based crossing enforcement system also warns Trenes Argentinos in case of a malfunction of the signals protecting the railway crossing to quickly place operational staff on-site to enable drivers to cross the intersection.

Since the problem of unauthorized crossing of closed railway barriers exists in many other intersections of rail and road across Argentina, plans are to expand this project to other areas such as Moròn, Tres de Febrero, Quilmes and San Miguel in order to further reduce low-barrier railroad violations through applying alpr technology.

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SKIDATA Selected to Create and Implement State-Of-The-Art Parking Technology System for City of Tampa

October 23, 2020

 

 

 

 

SKIDATA Selected to Create and Implement State-Of-The-Art

 

 

 

Parking Technology System for City of Tampa

 

 

Tampa (October 23, 2020) – SKIDATA, the world leader in parking access and revenue management, has been selected by the City of Tampa to create and implement a city-wide gated parking revenue control system. The advanced system will offer seamless LPR capability by allowing exiting without stopping to pay. It will also provide real-time centralized processing of parking utilization data to help city parking administrators manage parking assets more efficiently and effectively.

 

“We are excited to be partnering with the City of Tampa to create this state-of-the-art parking revenue technology,” said Alex Franco, business development manager for SKIDATA’s Southeast region. “This technology will provide a much more user-friendly parking experience, permitting LPR billing at entry and then allowing the driver to exit without stopping to pay at exits.”

 

The SKIDATA parking technology suite will manage over 8,500 parking spaces in 9 garages located across the city. It will feature automated access control gates in all 83 lanes, and license plate recognition (LPR) cameras in 70 entrance and exit lanes. Most garages will also have SKIDATA’s unique Dashboard.Gate informational signage technology to inform parkers of parking rates, availability, and other important information. The system will be powered SKIDATA’s cloud-based sweb.Control technology, which will allow city parking administrators to manage the parking system or individual garages remotely, from anyplace.

 

 

About SKIDATA

SKIDATA is an international leader in the field of access solutions and their management. Almost 10,000 SKIDATA installations worldwide in ski resorts, stadiums, airports, shopping malls, cities, spa & wellness facilities, trade fairs and amusement parks provide secure and reliable access and entry control for people and vehicles. SKIDATA places great value in providing solutions that are intuitive, easy to use, and secure. The integrated concepts of SKIDATA solutions help clients optimize performance and maximize profits. SKIDATA Group (www.skidata.com) belongs to the publicly traded Swiss Kudelski Group (www.nagra.com), a leading provider of digital security solutions.

Brazilian shopping center Trimais Places benefits from the intelligent parking guidance system provided by Quercus Technologies

October 23, 2020

 

 

 

 

Brazilian shopping center Trimais Places benefits from the intelligent parking guidance system provided by Quercus Technologies

 

 

Quercus Technologies provides the solution in the field of intelligent parking that the shopping center Trimais Places needed to cover its needs for control and surveillance in their parking area. This Brazilian shopping center has a total of 150 stores intended to serve the public, and it is a building that has a natural landscape in its leisure and social areas with a very powerful visual appeal. Every day, more than 50,000 vehicles circulate near this distinguished shopping center and therefore it was essential to optimize the efficiency of its facilities and obtain greater customer satisfaction with the parking system presented by Quercus Technologies. 

Now the 1,749 parking spots that make up the car park of this complex located in São Paulo are monitored and controlled thanks to the guidance system provided by Quercus Technologies.  Currently, the facilities benefit from the monitoring and control offered by the sensors and from the location of the vehicles in the car park, thanks to the license plate recognition in each parking space. A total of 504 Spot Control sensors were installed, which provides maximum security and contributes to a more precise control of the vehicles in the car park.

 

 

 

In the external areas of the shopping center, Quercus has included the LPR Area external guidance system: the ideal addition to achieve a good guidance and monitoring system outside the premises. This external system makes it possible to locate vehicles at the entry and exit points of the car park through license plate recognition, thus guiding them to the external areas of the building.

Thanks to the 48 LED interior sign panels, which are installed in the different parking areas, users can find out the exact number of spots available on each floor of the car park as soon as they enter. This way, you can find the nearest free space in record time. This good parking management and the precise guidance of vehicles to the parking lot result in users reducing the time spent looking for a parking spot, and therefore also reduce the CO2 emissions created by the vehicles.

 

 

The 14 SmartLPR Access cameras installed at the entries and exits of the premises are designed to facilitate mobility and security within the car parks and access control areas. They are responsible for recognizing the license plates of cars entering and leaving the premises. In addition, license plate recognition helps to increase security in the car park by detecting attempts to gain fraudulent access to the premises or vehicle theft. This system provides many benefits for users, as they can have all the information about their vehicle at all times and book in advance with their registration number.

 

The Quercus Technologies camera-based guidance system not only makes it possible to enhance security and mobility in the various areas of the car park, but also generates valuable data on a powerful software platform. One of the essential features of Quercus Technologies’ global solution is the ability to integrate with security cameras of third parties and other suppliers in order to increase control over the entire facility. This allows car park operators to have the capacity to store as much information as possible on the use of the facilities, thus achieving a much more efficient management for their business and obtaining an important improvement in the user’s own experience.

 

 

 

Fleet Advantage CTO and COO James Griffin to Discuss How Business Intelligence is Steering More Profitable Decisions at IFDA Distribution Solutions Conference

October 22, 2020

Fleet Advantage CTO and COO James Griffin to Discuss How Business Intelligence is Steering More Profitable Decisions at IFDA Distribution Solutions Conference

 

 

Session Will Address the Future of Foodservice Distribution Fleets

 

 

FORT LAUDERDALE (October 22, 2020) – Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing, and Life Cycle Cost Management (LCCM) today announced that Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer, James Griffin, CTP is presenting at this year’s digital IFDA Distribution Solutions Conference. Griffin’s session: “Big Data Shows the Big Picture of Fleet Operations” is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 1:30 p.m. EDT.

Food distribution and manufacturing companies are leveraging big data and how it affects everything from their operational strategies, logistics, procurement, truck maintenance practices and more. Fleet managers are not only directed to increase efficiencies and save money, but they must also monitor and comply with growing regulatory mandates such as the Food Safety Modernization Act and Hours of Service Rules, while still meeting increasing customer expectations. While food distributors can operate hundreds of vehicles, they may lack the tools and resources needed to properly monitor and analyze the volume of data they receive to make critical decisions that affect the bottom line.

In his session, Griffin will discuss how analyzing appropriate data can provide insightful visibility into critical components of a food distribution fleet’s operations, as well as how Business Intelligence is shaping the future of food distribution fleets today.

James Griffin is a seasoned IT executive with over 25 years of experience in technology and information systems. He is responsible for building technology-driven engineering and professional service support teams that address both internal and client-centric goals. He is a proven leader, innovator and technology visionary widely respected for his thought leadership and recognized with multi-industry awards and U.S. patents. “Every industry today is utilizing Big Data and Business Intelligence in some fashion, with many relying on lifecycle asset management and technology resources that can help them to make more strategic and profitable decisions,” said Griffin.

The IFDA Distribution Solutions Conference is an annual event created to educate those in the food distribution space on the latest intelligence tools to meet the challenges of today including warehouse operations, transportation, talent development and compliance.

Fleet Advantage will have a virtual booth at the 2020 IFDA Distribution Solutions Conference.

About Fleet Advantage

Fleet Advantage has over $1 Billion of assets under its Life Cycle Cost Management (LCCM) program and serves America’s top corporate fleets. Fleet Advantage guarantees the absolute lowest cost of operation by providing truck and trailer financing with matching proprietary data driven IT processes and fleet analytics, using the latest equipment technology to achieve optimum vehicle productivity and maximum safety. Fleet Advantage is ranked as one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the state of Florida and the fastest growing independent truck lessor in the U.S.  In 2018, Fleet Advantage was ranked the 9th Top Private Independent from Monitor Daily; and in 2015 and 2013, the company was named to Inc. magazines’ 500|5000 list of fastest growing companies in the nation.  In 2011, CEO John Flynn received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2011 Florida – Emerging Category award.

About IFDA

IFDA is the premier trade association for the foodservice distribution industry. With a combined annual sales volume of over $300 billion, foodservice distributors are vital drivers of the American economy. IFDA Member Companies play a critical role in the foodservice industry supply chain, delivering food and other products to more than one million professional kitchens every day.

 

Beam Global, City of San Diego Collaborate to Offer Free Sustainable EV Charging to the Public

October 22, 2020

 

 

Beam Global, City of San Diego Collaborate to Offer Free Sustainable EV Charging to the Public

 

 

Partnership marks the first of a model the company intends to roll out across the U.S.

 

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Beam Global (Nasdaq: BEEM, BEEMW), the leading provider of innovative sustainable technology for electric vehicle (EV) charging, outdoor media and energy security, announced a new collaboration with the City of San Diego to deploy solar-powered EV charging infrastructure across the city. In this first-of-its-kind deal, Beam Global intends that its patented EV ARC™ 2020 charging stations will be deployed in both city-owned and business locations through a public-private partnership with a corporate sponsor who will receive global naming rights to the network and highly visible corporate brand placement on the EV ARC™ units. Under the proposed structure, the sponsorship will pay for the renewably-powered EV charging, free for the public to use. The agreement with the City of San Diego signifies a major step forward in Beam Global’s plans to establish networks of public EV charging infrastructure in municipalities across the U.S. and internationally.

“In America’s Finest City, we’re known for pushing the envelope on innovation, often taking the first step in implementing cleaner, greener technologies,” said San Diego Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer. “We’re excited about this collaboration with local manufacturer Beam Global to strengthen the City’s renewable energy options and encourage more people in other cities to do the same.”

“The City of San Diego is the ideal choice to launch this unique city-wide EV charging infrastructure initiative and become the first city in the world where it is possible to drive on sunshine, guilt free, emissions free and the best free of all – free, free,” said Beam Global CEO Desmond Wheatley. “Because our products are deployed without construction or a utility bill, we are uniquely able to provide this type of sponsored EV charging network at scale and with unrivalled speed. The sponsors we seek will be enabling the first city-wide driving on sunshine experience in the world and will get the name recognition and carbon and greenhouse gas emissions offsets associated with the networks. It’s win, win, win for the corporate sponsor, the city, EV drivers, and for Beam Global. I believe we will repeat this model in many other major cities because it makes so much sense for everyone involved.”

Beam Global EV charging products enable municipalities and states to build zero-emissions infrastructure that is rapidly scalable as charging needs evolve. Beam Global and the City of San Diego are actively seeking sponsorship partners to expand free public access to sustainable charging solutions. Under this innovative model, Beam Global intends to deliver EV charging units monetized through sponsorship and naming rights agreements, allowing the units to be delivered throughout San Diego and other major cities as the program evolves.

The collaboration also advances San Diego’s Climate Action Plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2035, ensure a resilient energy source, and address issues of climate equity. Beam Global’s winning bid uniquely addressed the city’s renewable energy and transportation goals by proposing the deployment of solar-powered EV ARC™ units. Because these units are not connected to the electric grid, Beam Global’s EV chargers are easily deployed, eliminating the need for heavy construction and the resulting disruption associated with grid-tied solutions.

Designed to fit in a standard parking space, without reducing available parking, the patented EV ARC™ requires no permitting, no electrical upgrades, no construction, and generates no utility bill. Each EV ARC™ combines solar generation with on-board energy storage to enable 24/7 charging regardless of weather conditions. Integrated emergency power panels serve as a source of emergency power during blackouts or natural disasters. Each unit can reach up to 12 parking spaces and is ADA compliant. The small footprint and construction-free deployment does not disrupt city planning efforts while providing a highly visible opportunity for EV owners to charge and for corporate sponsors to display their brands.

This new business model for EV charging infrastructure delivery positions Beam Global to create similar public-private partnerships globally, building upon the company’s existing relationships with numerous municipal, state and federal government agencies across the U.S., including the State of California and the City of New York.

About Beam Global
Beam Global is a CleanTech leader that produces innovative, sustainable technology for electric vehicle (EV) charging, outdoor media, and energy security, without the construction, disruption, risks and costs of grid-tied solutions. Products include the patented EV ARC™ and Solar Tree® lines with BeamTrak™ patented solar tracking, and ARC Technology™ energy storage, along with EV charging, outdoor media and disaster preparedness packages.

The company develops, patents, designs, engineers and manufactures unique and advanced renewably energized products that save customers time and money, help the environment, empower communities and keep people moving. Based in San Diego, the company produces Made in America products. Beam Global is listed on Nasdaq under the symbols BEEM and BEEMW (formerly Envision Solar, EVSI, EVSIW). For more information visit https://BeamForAll.com/, LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter.

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One Loudoun Upgrades its Park Experience with Park Assist

October 21, 2020

 

 

 

One Loudoun Upgrades its Park Experience with Park Assist

 

 

 

CHESHIRE, CT – October 21st, 2020 – ​​​​Park Assist® has been awarded the Parking Guidance System (PGS) contract for One Loudoun in Ashburn, Virginia. The mixed-use development, owned and operated by Retail Properties of America (RPAI), is Loudoun County’s top destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment. Over the coming months, this vibrant commercial center will expand even further, enhancing the mix of its Downtown commercial core by adding One Loudoun’s first multi-family residential housing community and incorporating new shopping and dining options. To accommodate this continued growth, RPAI added two additional garages, H and G, to expand parking options. Park Assist’s camera-based M4 smart-sensor system will be installed in these new garages in lieu of the ultrasonic single-space PGS previously utilized across the development.

By deploying Park Assist’s camera-based M4 smart-sensor system, the installation will require less hardware and support an array of cloud-based software functionalities and back-end operational benefits that an ultrasonic counting method cannot. With higher accuracy and a cutting-edge reporting platform, INX™, One Loudon will use Park Assist’s solution to simplify the parking experience, leveraging License Plate Recognition (LPR) technology and Park Assist’s Park Alerts™ software module to manage its customer traffic flow and user groups more effectively.

Park Assist will also install its state-of-the-art digital Variable Messaging Signs (VMS). These digital signs display a vast array of occupancy data, equipped with split-screen, scrolling, and toggling capabilities, empowering visitors to make informed decisions from the moment they enter the garage. As wayfinding signage guides users to appropriate parking areas within the facility, Park Assist’s exclusive M4 smart-sensor system enhances the guidance experience by indicating which specific spaces are available or occupied using color-coded LED lights.

Powered by Park Assist’s software platform, INX, parking management will also gain valuable control over the garage with Park Alerts. Using integrated LPR technology and duration monitoring capabilities, this module allows parking management to effectively monitor space utilization and enforce parking policies. Park Alerts will send notifications to management of any policy violations via time-based or license plate-based alerts.

RPAI was heavily invested in utilizing the intelligent infrastructure of Park Assist’s PGS to further automate its operation, all from one data-driven reporting platform, INX. Providing valuable insight down to the bay level, this logic engine allows parking management to create customizable enforcement routines based on license plates, location, and dwell time. By building these flexible user zones and protocols, One Loudon can manage its asset and easily optimize transient parking spaces.

“It has been a fantastic experience working with RPAI and Potomac Development to enhance their mixed-use development. With a higher functioning camera-based solution in the new H and G garages, the M4 parking guidance system will bring a cutting edge feel to their parking operation.” Said Robert Wishart, Regional Account Manager.

Working with Clear Communications, the installation is scheduled to begin in October and slated for completion in 2021.

About Park Assist
Park Assist® is the parking industry’s leading camera-focused innovator with the most camera-based parking guidance installations in the world. Our patented technology helps customers effortlessly find parking spaces in real-time as well as find their cars when they return. Simultaneously, we provide parking operators with tools to improve customer satisfaction, create new revenue opportunities, realize greater operational control, capture parker analytics, and expand CCTV capabilities. Park Assist is part of the TKH Group (Euronext: TWEKA), a $1.8 billion publicly traded company headquartered in the Netherlands. For more information, visit www.parkassist.com.

Westwood, New Jersey, Partners with ParkMobile to Offer Contactless Parking Payments

October 20, 2020

 

 

 

 

Westwood, New Jersey, Partners with ParkMobile to Offer Contactless Parking Payments

 

 

 

ParkMobile continues to expand availability throughout the Garden State

 

 

 

Westwood, NJ – October 20, 2020 – ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the U.S., announced today a new partnership with the borough of Westwood, New Jersey, enabling residents and visitors to pay for parking on their mobile device. The ParkMobile app is now available at more than 800 on and off-street spaces throughout the borough. With the recent COVID-19 crisis, many municipal leaders across the country are encouraging residents and visitors to use the app instead of the meter to prevent the spread of the virus.

 

ParkMobile is the #1 parking app in the U.S. with over 20 million users and is available for both iPhone and Android devices. To pay for parking with the ParkMobile app, a user enters the zone number posted on the stickers and signs around the meters. The user then selects the amount of time needed and touches the “Start Parking” button to begin the session. The user can then extend the time of the parking session right from the app, without having to go back to the meter.

 

ParkMobile has a large base of users in New Jersey and across the Tri-State Area.

There are currently over 1.6 million users in the state where the app is available in most major cities including Newark, Hoboken, New Brunswick, Jersey City, Asbury Park, Ocean City, Atlantic City, Cape May, Passaic, and more. Beyond the Garden State, the app can be used to pay for parking in over 400 cities across the U.S. and is widely available along the Northeast corridor from Washington, DC., to Philadelphia, to New York City.

 

“Westwood is very pleased to offer more parking payment options for our residents and visitors,” says Councilwoman and Westwood Parking Authority Liaison Cheryl Hodges. “By partnering with ParkMobile, we can offer a safe contactless solution that will allow people to pay without touching the physical parking equipment.”

 

“ParkMobile is excited to launch in another great New Jersey town,” says Jon Ziglar, CEO of ParkMobile. “We are available virtually everywhere you go in the Garden State, making it safe and easy to pay for parking.

 

 

About ParkMobile

 

ParkMobile, LLC is the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America, using a contactless approach to help millions of people 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 having to worry 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 ParkMobile.io or @ParkMobile on Twitter.

 

ParkMobile Contact: Jeff Perkins, CMO, jeff.perkins@parkmobile.io

 

Westwood Contact: Cheryl Hodges, Councilwoman and Parking Authority Liaison, chodges@westwoodnj.gov

 

 

Fleet Advantage Announces Increased Demand For Off-Lease Used Trucks Throughout 2020

October 20, 2020

 

 

 

 

Fleet Advantage Announces Increased Demand For Off-Lease Used Trucks Throughout 2020

 

 

 

Exceeds Sales of 400 Units Totaling Over $10 Million in Fiscal Q1 Ending in September

 

 

 

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing, and life cycle cost management (LCCM) announced today it has been active in the sales of off-lease used trucks this year, with total units sold exceeding 400 units in its fiscal first quarter ending September 30, 2020, with sales in excess of $10 million.

There has been more buying and selling activity of new and used heavy-duty trucks since the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest report from ACT Research, “unforeseen robustness of the perfect storm of positives into late spring and summer, following the initial shock of COVID-19 shutdowns and other mitigation efforts, has resulted in sharp upgrades in commercial vehicle expectations since May.1

Amplifying this further, more companies are looking to replace aging trucks earlier in their life cycle to realize greater cost savings newer equipment offers in reduced fuel, improved maintenance and safety expenses, as well as lower emissions output2.

To help its clients with the sale of used off-lease trucks, earlier this year Fleet Advantage hired Francis Maloney as Remarketing Sales Manager. Fleet Advantage serves America’s premier private transportation fleets and therefore has a consistent inventory of quality used equipment, which are late models with low mileages. This means that even the secondary buyer is acquiring a truck that’s in better condition than the average used heavy-duty unit and they also benefit from lower fuel, maintenance and safety expenses, in addition to improved emissions output.

In September alone Fleet Advantage sold 229 off-lease used trucks for over $6.2 million in revenue. According to Maloney, “we continue to work with our clients as we have a large backlog of committed transactions in October with robust demand in the coming months. As more demand for the shipment of goods requires additional truck transportation, we expect the market for off-lease used trucks to remain strong for the foreseeable future.”

About Fleet Advantage

Fleet Advantage has over $1 Billion of assets under its Life Cycle Cost Management (LCCM) program and serves America’s top corporate fleets. Fleet Advantage guarantees the absolute lowest cost of operation by providing truck and trailer financing with matching proprietary data driven IT processes and fleet analytics, using the latest equipment technology to achieve optimum vehicle productivity and maximum safety. Fleet Advantage is ranked as one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the state of Florida and the fastest growing independent truck lessor in the U.S.  In 2018, Fleet Advantage was ranked the 9th Top Private Independent from Monitor Daily; and in 2015 and 2013, the company was named to Inc. magazines’ 500|5000 list of fastest growing companies in the nation.  In 2011, CEO John Flynn received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2011 Florida – Emerging Category award.

1: https://www.thetrucker.com/trucking-news/equipment-tech/perfect-storm-of-positives-impacting-commercial-vehicle-market-act-says

2: https://www.fleetadvantage.com/press-releases/fleet-advantage-announces-it-secured-over-107-million-in-lease-originations-during-its-quarter-ending-september-30

Darin Rickert Joins WGI’s Structural Solutions Division as Director, Building Enclosures + Restoration

October 20, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

Darin Rickert Joins WGI’s Structural Solutions Division as Director, Building Enclosures + Restoration

 

 

Milwaukee, WI –  WGI is pleased to announce that Darin Rickert, AIA, RRC, LEED AP joined the firm as director of the Building Enclosures + Restoration Group. Darin will be based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he will leverage the contacts and experience accumulated over the last 17 years of national project experience. Working collaboratively with WGI’s offices throughout the country, Darin will also bring his past experience in business development to help cross-sell WGI’s services in these markets.

 

WGI’s Vice President/Structural Solutions Shad Shafie, says, “We’re excited for Darin’s arrival at WGI. We’ve been looking for a leader of his caliber for quite some time, and he’s surely going to enhance our reach and ability to deliver for our clients.”

 

Darin’s expertise includes performing building enclosure design, building enclosure assessments, building enclosure commissioning (BECx) services, water leakage investigations, historic preservation and restoration, design peer reviews of building enclosures, forensic investigation and repair, and construction administration and management on a variety of new and existing structures. He also developed repair and rehabilitation designs, and oversaw construction administration for numerous commercial, residential, and industrial buildings.

 

“Like most professionals in our business, I’ve been closely watching the continual growth of WGI for several years. I’m looking forward to playing a leadership role in our continued success in the coming years.”

 

A Licensed Architect, Registered Roof Consultant, and LEED Accredited Professional, Darin is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC), Building Enclosure Council (BEC), and Wisconsin Healthcare Engineering Association (WHEA). He received a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

 

This announcement also includes the opening of WGI’s new Milwaukee office at W67N222 Evergreen Boulevard, Suite 118, Cedarburg, WI  53012-2645, and its phone number 414.710.4361.

 

About WGI

As a multidisciplinary solutions-providing consulting firm, WGI has 19 offices in six states, serving an active client base in over 30 states, specializing in the following disciplines: land development/municipal engineering, traffic and transportation engineering, parking solutions, geospatial services, subsurface utility engineering, structures, landscape architecture, environmental sciences, architecture, land planning, MEP engineering, and creative services. The Zweig Group ranked WGI #35 on its 2020 Hot Firms list and awarded WGI 2020 Marketing Excellence Awards for both Website and Identity Rebrand. South Florida Business Journalranked WGI #4 on its 2020 Top 25 Engineering Firms (making this the fourth year in a row ranked in the Top 5) and ranked WGI #59 in its 2020 Top 100 Private Companies. In 2020, ENR ranked WGI #187 on its list of the Top 500 Design Firms (up 37 places). For more information, please visit www.wginc.com.

Passport partners with iAccess Life, bringing accessible parking to communities nationwide

October 20, 2020

 

 

 

Passport partners with iAccess Life, bringing accessible parking to communities nationwide

 

The Passport Operating System will integrate parking payment software within the iAccess Life app, making parking easier for users

 

CHARLOTTE, N.C. Oct. 20, 2020  – Passport, a transportation software company that is reinventing how cities manage vehicle interactions with streets and sidewalks, is announcing its partnership today with iAccess Life, a lifestyle mobile app designed to meet the needs of the mobility impaired. “Access to parking is one of the biggest obstacles to independent living for 30 million Americans with disabilities that affect mobility,” explains Helen Sullivan , Director of the Accessible Parking Coalition. “Cities that find solutions to address this issue will make a big difference to a significant percentage of their population.”

 

 

Based in Atlanta , iAccess Life is a mobile app that lets users with disabilities rate, review and research the places they go regularly to easily ensure that the space is accessible and can accommodate their needs. The company provides a platform that aims to assist in shining a light on accessibility flaws, including parking.

“I have personally had issues with out of order sidewalks and lack of curb cuts to access parking meters. The integration with Passport will provide convenient parking options through the iAccess Life app,” says Brandon Winfield , CEO/Co-Founder, iAccess Life. “We look forward to providing our users the best experience possible and are excited to see Passport being proactive.”

This strategic partnership, in which iAccess Life will integrate with the Passport Operating System to enable its users to pay for parking directly through their app, will reach more parkers and provide people with disabilities easier access to pay for parking. It also brings municipalities and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) community closer together in solving the challenges that they face on the street.

Passport’s Chief Revenue Officer, Khristian Gutierrez says this partnership is furthering Passport’s mission of creating more livable and equitable communities through technology. “The Passport Operating system enables businesses to think differently about solving problems for their customers by leaning on our integrated technology expertise to reach a new user segment—in this case, parking,” he explains. “We’re excited to partner with iAccess Life to expand parking accessibility for our client cities nationwide in a very real and meaningful way.

To learn more about how Passport supports cities’ mobility infrastructure, visit the company website .

About Passport

Passport sets cities in motion, helping to create more livable, equitable communities. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina , Passport is a transportation software company, delivering the operating system that enables cities to manage vehicle interactions with streets and sidewalks. With Passport, city leaders increase convenience, efficiency, and compliance today and tomorrow. Trusted by more than 1,000 cities, universities, and agencies, including Chicago , Toronto , London , Los Angeles , and Miami , Passport is one of the fastest-growing companies on the Inc. 5000 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 lists and was named to Fast Company’s World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2020.

 

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