ParkMobile’s MPLS Parking App to Offer Event Reservations at Stadiums and Arenas in Minneapolis

February 14, 2019

ParkMobile’s MPLS Parking App to Offer Event Reservations at Stadiums and Arenas in Minneapolis

 

People will be able to easily reserve parking for sporting events and concerts right from their mobile devices



MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 14, 2019  — ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America, announced today a new feature available in the MPLS Parking app allowing people to reserve spots for sporting events and concerts at major entertainment venues including US Bank Stadium, Target Field, Minneapolis Convention Center and Target Center. People can also book hourly parking reservations at 11 gated garages around the city.

ParkMobile’s MPLS Parking app launched in Minneapolis in August of 2015 and has grown in popularity over the years. Since its launch, there have been 343,000 downloads of the app. In 2018 alone, there were 115,000 unique downloads. The app has a 4.7 out of 5 rating in the app store, and the number of in-app transactions has increased by nearly 100% since 2016. People can already use the MPLS Parking app to skip the meter and pay for parking at over 8,500 on-street spaces around the city. The app’s new reservation feature provides more ways to make parking easier around Minneapolis.

To make a parking reservation using the MPLS Parking app, a user selects the reservations icon, searches for a venue or location to park, and makes the reservation at the desired location. The user will then get detailed instructions on how to redeem parking at the garage or lot. Some locations offer a mobile pass in the app, while others will require a printed permit.

Minneapolis is one of our top markets in the country with tens of thousands of users paying for parking with the app every day,” says Jon Ziglar, CEO of ParkMobile. “We’ve seen amazing growth in parking transactions over the past several years. With parking reservations now available in the MPLS Parking app, we’re giving people in the city smarter parking options.”

About ParkMobile

ParkMobile, LLC is the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America, helping millions of people easily find and pay for parking on their mobile device. The company’s technology is used in over 3,000 locations across the country, including 7 of the top 10 cities as well as college campuses, airports, and stadiums. People can use ParkMobile solutions to quickly pay for on- 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, Entrepreneur360, and Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Pacesetter list. Additionally, the company won 2018 Stevie Awards for Most Innovative Tech Company and Best Integrated Mobile Experience. For more information, visit ParkMobile.io or @ParkMobile on Twitter.

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IDeaS Enables Raleigh-Durham International Airport to Transform Its Parking Business

February 14, 2019

 

 

 

 

IDeaS Enables Raleigh-Durham International Airport

to Transform Its Parking Business

 

 

 

 

RDU to implement demand-based, dynamic pricing technology to optimize capacity for 18,830 parking spaces

 

 

 

 

Tweet this: Taking parking to new heights! @RDUAirport to implement @IDeaSCarParkRMS to #RevUp its parking pricing. #RevenueScience www.ideas.com/news

 

 

MINNEAPOLIS, MN—February 12, 2019—With passenger numbers exceeding 12.8 million in 2018, Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)is the primary anchor for the popular Research Triangle destinationof North Carolina. As the next step in its Parking Transformation Program, the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority has partnered with IDeaS Revenue Solutions, the global leader in revenue management, to create a better parking experience and optimize space utilization.

 

The partnership aims to enhance RDU guests’ parking experience and returns from the airport’s 18,830 parking spaces—the largest source of revenue for the airport. IDeaS Car Park Revenue Management System (RMS)is a cloud-based forecasting and pricing solution that uses advanced SAS®analytics, artificial intelligence and deep machine-learning to deliver optimal demand-based, dynamic pricing decisions fueled by a 365-day future view of parking demand.

 

  • Focus on passenger experience –RDU aims to further transform its customers’ parking experience by changing the dialogue around parking to one of added value, ease and economy. IDeaS Car Park RMS is a complement to the ParkRDU parking reservation system it soft-launched in mid-2018 and will enable RDU to sell the right product, to the right customer, at the right price, at the right time.
  • Airport parking in a sharing economy–It’s no secret one of the biggest challenges facing airport parking—including at RDU—is competition. To effectively compete, RDU aims to address the experience, convenience and value of parking over other modes of transportation. It is seeking to be competitively affordable for ParkRDU consumers.
  • A partner they can trust –Mindful of potential pitfalls when implementing new technology, RDU identified IDeaS Revenue Solutions as the right business partner because of its 30 years of revenue management experience—including an extensive list of airport parking clients—its industry-leading analytics and robust dynamic pricing tools, and its integrations with RDU’s other parking suppliers.

 

Michael Landguth, president and CEO of Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority, said:“IDeaS has the technology and expertise necessary to help us make informed decisions, shaping more effective marketing strategies, sales programs and overall airport parking revenue management. We are fortunate to have a renowned data-analytics partner right here in the Research Triangle.”

 

Guy Barnes, head of global sales, parking, IDeaS, said: “While the concept of demand-based dynamic pricing in the wider travel industry is not new, RDU is one of the first airports in the U.S. to further invest in its future by transforming its commercial strategy for parking. IDeaS is extremely excited to be a partner in its journey to drive new levels of revenue performance while continuing to improve customer experience.”

 

About IDeaS
IDeaS, a SAS company, is the world’s leading provider of revenue management software and services. With 30 years of expertise, IDeaS drives better revenue for more than 10,000 clients in 124 countries. Combining industry knowledge with innovative, data-analytics technology, IDeaS creates sophisticated yet simple ways to empower revenue leaders with precise, automated pricing decisions they can trust. Results delivered. Revenue transformed. Discover greater profitability at ideas.com.

 

About the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority
The Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority operates Raleigh-Durham International Airport. In 2018, 12.8 million passengers, about 35,000 people per day, flew through RDU. With 66 nonstop destinationsand 11 airlines, RDU connects central North Carolina to the people and places that matter most. RDU powers the region’s economy with an $12.6 billion annual economic impact supporting 5,000 on-campus and 86,000 regional jobs. RDU was named the best connected medium hub airport by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s International Center for Aviation in 2016 and 2017. Learn about the Airport Authorityboard, including its monthly meetings.

Passport: Fort Lauderdale transforms curbside management with mobility management platform

February 13, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

Fort Lauderdale transforms curbside management with mobility management platform

 

 

 

 

 

City partners with Passport to manage its entire mobility operation in one centralized system

 

 

 

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Feb. 13, 2019) — Today, the City of Fort Lauderdale announced a partnership to implement Passport’s mobility platform, an innovative system designed to transform municipal mobility management. With the announcement, Fort Lauderdale becomes the first city in the United States to procure and select a partner to implement this cutting-edge solution to manage its entire parking operation.

 

Fort Lauderdale’s Transportation and Mobility Department selected Passport, the leading mobility platform, to power its parking ecosystem. Passport’s technology will enable Fort Lauderdale to bridge data from previously unconnected systems to make smarter, more strategic decisions about transportation, with the ultimate goal of creating a better experience for residents and visitors. The platform is capable of connecting enforcement technology, digital permits, and processing payments to allow for real-time reporting and rate setting. Passport’s integration also has the potential to implement tools, including dynamic pricing and predictive availability, to maximize operations and make Fort Lauderdale a more vibrant, livable city with improved parking and mobility.

 

“Linking our entire mobility system under a single umbrella provides us with a unique opportunity to scale our operations, welcome new modes of transport, and make data-driven decisions to improve traffic flow, enhance accessibility, and bring us closer to realizing our vision of becoming a fully-connected, multi-modal city of the future,” said Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean J. Trantalis.

 

“Through our partnership with Passport, we are providing a roadmap and establishing an example of smart mobility management for other forward-thinking cities to follow.”

 

In addition to connecting Passport-powered products, such as its digital permit and parking enforcement systems, the platform is also able to plug in other parking and mobility providers, which will allow the city to streamline management and process payments in an increasinglycomplex environment. Passport has processed nearly $1 billion in transportation-related payments to date.

 

The Passport platform will give Fort Lauderdale unprecedented access to data and will centralize all forms of mobility in one place. With Passport, the city will be able to:

  • Assess real-time parkingdemand
  • Expand the availability of digital payments throughout the mobilityecosystem
  • Enable predictive availability capabilities for parkingfacilities
  • Optimize parking inventory through dynamicpricing
  • Enforce mobility rules, rates and regulations through a real-time compliance platform
  • Enable management of emerging modes of transportation through a central platform

 

“Through our experience working with hundreds of cities worldwide, we’ve seen the challenges they face with siloed operations, legacy technology, and purchasing cycles that lag the industry’s pace of innovation,” said David Singletary, vice president at Passport. “Fort Lauderdale is breaking down walls and implementing a more integrated, connected, and future-proof system that will improve efficiencies now while being adaptable for whatever comes next.”

 

About Passport

 

Passport is transforming mobility management for cities, empowering them to create more livable and equitable communities. Passport’s mobility platform enables clients to digitally coordinate all modes of transportation and implement real-time, data-centric management of their curbside and streetspace through its enterprise software. Trusted by nearly 600 cities, universities and agencies, including Chicago, Toronto, London, Los Angeles, and Miami, Passport is one of the fastest growing companies on the Inc. 500 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 lists. Passport is backed by Bain Capital Ventures, Grotech Ventures, MK Capital, and Relevance Capital. For more information, visit passportinc.com.

 

 

 

 

Passport – Fort Lauderdale transforms curbside management with mobility management platform

February 13, 2019

 

 

 

Fort Lauderdale transforms curbside management with mobility management platform

 

 

City partners with Passport to manage its entire mobility operation in one centralized system

 

 

 

 

 

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Feb. 13, 2019) — Today, the City of Fort Lauderdale announced a partnership to implement Passport’s mobility platform, an innovative system designed to transform municipal mobility management. With the announcement, Fort Lauderdale becomes the first city in the United States to procure and select a partner to implement this cutting-edge solution to manage its entire parking operation.

 

Fort Lauderdale’s Transportation and Mobility Department selected Passport, the leading mobility platform, to power its parking ecosystem. Passport’s technology will enable Fort Lauderdale to bridge data from previously unconnected systems to make smarter, more strategic decisions about transportation, with the ultimate goal of creating a better experience for residents and visitors. The platform is capable of connecting enforcement technology, digital permits, and processing payments to allow for real-time reporting and rate setting. Passport’s integration also has the potential to implement tools, including dynamic pricing and predictive availability, to maximize operations and make Fort Lauderdale a more vibrant, livable city with improved parking and mobility.

 

“Linking our entire mobility system under a single umbrella provides us with a unique opportunity to scale our operations, welcome new modes of transport, and make data-driven decisionstoimprovetrafficflow,enhanceaccessibility,andbringusclosertorealizingourvision ofbecomingafully-connected,multi-modalcityofthefuture,”saidFortLauderdaleMayorDean

  1. “Through our partnership with Passport, we are providing a roadmap and establishinganexampleofsmartmobilitymanagementforotherforward-thinkingcitiesto follow.”

 

In addition to connecting Passport-powered products, such as its digital permit and parking enforcement systems, the platform is also able to plug in other parking and mobility providers, which will allow the city to streamline management and process payments in an increasingly complex environment. Passport has processed nearly $1 billion in transportation-related payments to date.

 

The Passport platform will give Fort Lauderdale unprecedented access to data and will centralize all forms of mobility in one place. With Passport, the city will be able to:

  • Assess real-time parkingdemand
  • Expand the availability of digital payments throughout the mobilityecosystem
  • Enable predictive availability capabilities for parkingfacilities
  • Optimize parking inventory through dynamicpricing
  • Enforcemobilityrules,ratesandregulationsthroughareal-timecomplianceplatform
  • Enablemanagementofemergingmodesoftransportationthroughacentralplatform

 

“Through our experience working with hundreds of cities worldwide, we’ve seen the challenges they face with siloed operations, legacy technology, and purchasing cycles that lag the industry’s pace of innovation,” said David Singletary, vice president at Passport. “Fort Lauderdale is breaking down walls and implementing a more integrated, connected, and future-proof system that will improve efficiencies now while being adaptable for whatever comes next.”

 

About Passport

Passport is transforming mobility management for cities, empowering them to create more livable and equitable communities. Passport’s mobility platform enables clients to digitally coordinate all modes of transportation and implement real-time, data-centric management of their curbside and streetspace through its enterprise software. Trusted by nearly 600 cities, universities and agencies, including Chicago, Toronto, London, Los Angeles, and Miami, Passport is one of the fastest growing companies on the Inc. 500 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 lists. Passport is backed by Bain Capital Ventures, Grotech Ventures, MK Capital, and Relevance Capital. For more information, visit passportinc.com.

 

 

Albany Parking Authority’s Bond Rating Raised to A-

February 12, 2019

 

 

Albany Parking Authority’s Bond Rating Raised to A-

 

 

 

Stable Outlook according to S&P Global

 

 

 

ALBANY, NY – The Albany Parking Authority’s bond rating increased from BBB+ to A- as a result of S&P Global’s updated rating criteria. The A- rating comes from an assessment of the Authority’s robust enterprise and financial risk profiles.

 

“An increase in the Albany Parking Authority’s bond rating is a testament to the Authority’s thoughtful financial planning over the past few years,” said Albany Parking Authority Board Vice Chairman Jeff Sperry. “We hope to continue investing in Albany’s economy through partnerships that provide visitors and residents with innovative parking solutions, including our recent addition of new meters and our ParkAlbany app.”

 

“The system’s management and governance is strong, in our view, reflecting our view of its strategic positioning, risk and financial management, and organizational effectiveness,” wrote S&P Global in their report.

 

The Authority’s bonds are secured through the parking garages, lots, on-street parking and a debt service reserve. S&P Global forecasts a positive two-year financial outlook for the Authority with approximately $13.3 million in bonds outstanding, manageable capital requirements and no debt plans.

 

“The stable outlook reflects our expectation that the system’s net revenues will continue to provide coverage at or near levels we consider strong,” added S&P Global Ratings credit analyst Kevin Archer.

 

The Albany Parking Authority provides the city’s public parking through approximately 2,001 on-street metered parking spaces, three parking garages and nine surface lots.

 

 

About the Albany Parking Authority

The Albany Parking Authority’s mission is to provide secure, convenient and affordable parking in support of economic development in the City of Albany. The Albany Parking Authority manages more than 5,000 parking spaces to serve those that live, work or visit New York’s Capital. The Authority was established in 1983 and is authorized to construct, operate and maintain city public parking facilities. The Authority receives no tax support or Federal, State, City or private grants.

 

 

Genetec: South Grand District in St. Louis, MO, Increases Parking Lot Safety with Cloud Surveillance

February 12, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

Genetec: South Grand District in St. Louis, MO, Increases Parking Lot Safety with Cloud Surveillance

 

 

 

 

 

South Grand Community Improvement District uses Genetec Stratocast to reduce license plate theft and share information with police department

 

 

 

 

 

MONTRÉAL, January 30th 2019—Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions today announced that the South Grand Community Improvement District (CID) in St. Louis, Missouri is using the Genetec Stratocast™ cloud-based video monitoring system to deter license plate theft in its parking lot and provide video access to the local police department to help reinforce security.

 

One of the services offered by the South Grand CID is free parking. At any time of the day, drivers can park in a central parking lot to visit businesses or residents. While this lot has always been convenient and safe, license plate theft was troubling nearby areas. To deter license plate theft in their own community, the South Grand CID board decided to add video surveillance to the lot. Currently, three cameras monitor the entire 90-space parking lot. Video recordings are sent over a wireless network which connects to the South Grand CID main office, just a few blocks away from the lot.

With this cloud-based video monitoring system, Rachel Witt, Executive Director at South Grand CID, can quickly and easily view video from anywhere, at any time. “Using the cloud video system, I am able to find and view the video in seconds. I can narrow down my search based on dates and time and watch the event unfold with all camera feeds up on the monitor. It’s really that simple,” commented Witt.

Only two weeks after installing the Stratocast video monitoring system, a visitor reported that their license plates had been stolen. “The visitor provided a description of the car, and a timeframe in which the incident likely happened. Using the Stratocast system, I was able to find and view the video in seconds. I could clearly see the suspect enter the lot, remove the plates and leave in his own car. Since the police are very busy here, I was able to bookmark the video recording and then notify them that the video was ready,” said Witt.

Stratocast has made it easy for the South Grand CID to give video access to local police so that when a crime is reported in the district, officers can immediately begin to conduct investigations without leaving their desks.

While the South Grand CID manages and owns the Stratocast solution, officers can log into the system and view video recordings when required. This is enabled by the Genetec Federation™ feature, which gives an organization access to manage multiple independent Genetec systems as one. A memorandum of understanding was signed so each parties’ responsibilities are clear.

“Instead of driving over and picking up a DVD, officers can directly access video from our cameras to see what happened. Not only does it help speed up investigations, it saves officers’ valuable time,” continued Witt.

The installation of Stratocast is not only helping to reduce license plate theft but it is also helping residents and visitors feel safer than ever. “Business owners, residents, and visitors have a better sense of safety when they know cameras are up. But they also need to know that we’re equipped to respond quickly to any disturbance. And that’s what Stratocast helps us achieve. With the addition of Stratocast, we’re able to show everyone that we have strengthened the security in our community,” concluded Witt.”

For a more detailed case study, please visit: https://www.genetec.com/solutions/resources/south-grand-community-cloud-video-system

 

 

About Genetec

Genetec Inc. is an innovative technology company with a broad solutions portfolio that encompasses security, intelligence, and operations. The company’s flagship product, Security Center, is an open-architecture platform that unifies IP-based video surveillance, access control, automatic license plate recognition (ALPR), communications, and analytics. Genetec also develops cloud-based solutions and services designed to improve security, and contribute new levels of operational intelligence for governments, enterprises, transport, and the communities in which we live. Founded in 1997, and headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Genetec serves its global customers via an extensive network of resellers, integrators, certified channel partners, and consultants in over 80 countries.

For more information about Genetec, visit: www.genetec.com

 

PIE 2019: Shift Your Talent Strategy to Meet the Realities of Today – Laney Solutions

February 12, 2019

 

 

 

PIE 2019: Shift Your Talent Strategy to Meet the Realities of Today – Laney Solutions

 

 

 

 

With the 2019 Parking Industry Expo just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how you are going to plan your busy days in Chicago.

 

 

 

Make sure to mark a spot on your calendar for what is certainly going to be a highlight of this year’s show, the panel discussion, “Shifting Gears: How Hiring and Managing Parking Talent is Evolving in Today’s Mobility Market,” hosted by Kathleen Laney, President of Laney Solutions.

With unemployment at an all-time low, the job market is now largely candidate-driven, with more jobs available than candidates to fill them. For parking employers, that means it’s getting harder and harder to find and keep quality talent.  And in today’s fast-changing world of mobility, it’s important for parking employers to attract and retain the best teams possible in order to stay agile and competitive.

During this panel discussion, Kathleen will sit down with four of parking’s brightest leaders from various industry sectors to consider questions related to recruitment, retention, and management of employees. This will be an engaging session complete with audience interaction, games and thought-provoking discussions. Please join Kathleen on Wednesday, March 13that 10 am as she examines top parking employer’s issues with:

  • Stephane Jean-Marc Adovelande, General Manager – Chicago, LAZ Parking
  • Bryan Blackwell, Vice President of Business Development & Marketing – Amano McGann
  • Vanessa Solesbee, CAPP, Parking & Transit Manager – Town of Estes Park
  • Nicole Wylie, General Manager, SpotHero

 

Kathleen Laney

President & Executive Search Consultant, Laney Solutions

kathleen@laneysolutions.com

 

Laney Solutions is the leading parking industry recruitment firm specializing in middle and senior management, experienced sales professionals and executive level placements. Driven by client and candidate satisfaction, we target and locate quality candidates who possess very specific skills, experience, education, training and more – to match our client’s exact requirements. Learn more by visiting www.laneysolutions.com. or contacting Kathleen Laney directly at kathleen@laneysolutions.com.

 

Parked in Six Seconds – How SP+ GAMEDAY Leveraged ParkHub to Help Fans Find a Spot at the Big Game

February 12, 2019

 

 

 

 

Parked in Six Seconds – How SP+ GAMEDAY Leveraged ParkHub to Help Fans Find a Spot at the Big Game

 

 

 

 

The national parking powerhouse utilized ParkHub’s leading technology to aid the fans’ arrival for a fourth consecutive year

 

 

 

 

DALLAS, February 12, 2019 – 70,081 fans, 2,491 cars, 39 limos, 36 buses. An often-overlooked feat of skill and strategy takes place just before the Big Game begins – and it happens in stadium parking lots. For the fourth consecutive year, SP+ GAMEDAY selected ParkHub, the leading B2B parking technology provider, to support their parking operations team in servicing the ultimate showdown in football. The results are in: at the peak time of traffic, parking payments and passes were processed in less than six seconds and fans were happily on their way.

 

 

The challenges parking operators face handling a large volume of traffic are numerous: lot occupancy tracking, potential overflow, cash slippage, and managing thousands of credit card transactions and prepaid passes – to name a few. The goal: to make parking so slick and easy, fans don’t think about parking challenges at all.

 

 

SP+ GAMEDAY, the event and venue-focused division of SP+, has staffed, managed, and serviced over 90 venues and major events around the world, including the Olympic Games, the NCAA Final Four Tournament, and of course, the Big Game.

 

 

The company uses ParkHub’s mobile point-of-sale device, Prime, to accept payments and authenticate prepaid passes in real time, while ParkHub’s business intelligence platform, Portal, reports real-time data to the parking managers of the stadium, giving them the ability to track each transaction in every lot down to the specific parking attendant.

 

 

“Working with ParkHub and their dashboard allowed us to communicate information to our clients in real time,” reports SP+ Gameday VP, Cristine Paull.

 

 

With streamlined operations and real-time insight, ParkHub helps parking professionals improve customer service and drive revenue. ParkHub’s customers include premier professional sports and entertainment venues, and the company manages over 1.4 million parking spots and has parked over 18 million vehicles to date.

 

 

“It’s great to work with SP+ GAMEDAY year on year and see their team maximize our platform to ensure seamless operations,” said Jessica Leichty, ParkHub’s Senior Operations Manager. “We are proud to be part of the service they deliver to the fans.”

 

 

Stats from this year’s game:

 

  • Kickoff time: 5:30 pm
  • Number of devices: 100
  • Number of lots: 28
  • First vehicle: 2:33 am CST
  • Last vehicle: 6:19 pm CST
  • Total number of vehicles: 2,568
  • Peak ingress time: 11:00 am CST
  • Peak ingress rate: 10.2 vehicles / minute

 

 

 

About SP+

 

SP+ provides professional parking management, ground transportation, facility maintenance, security, and event logistics services to property owners and managers in all markets of the real estate industry. The Company has more than 22,000 employees and operates approximately 3,600 facilities with 2.0 million parking spaces in hundreds of cities across North America, including parking-related and shuttle bus operations serving more than 70 airports. SP+ is one of the premier valet operators in the nation with more four and five diamond luxury properties, including hotels and resorts, than any other valet competitor. The Company’s ground transportation division transports approximately 42 million passengers each year; its facility maintenance division operates in dozens of U.S. cities; and it provides a wide range of event logistics services. For more information, visit www.spplus.com.

 

 

About ParkHub

 

ParkHub is a Dallas-basedtechnology company that provides software and hardware services for the global parking industry. The company’s products provide multiple payment options, real-time reporting of parking revenue, support for dynamic pricing, and inventory availability and control. ParkHub validates prepaid passes from many parking and ticketing providers. Founded by parking industry veteran, George Baker Sr, ParkHub has effectively fast-tracked traditional parking operations into the digital age. For more information, visit www.parkhub.com.

 

Parked in Six Seconds – How SP+ GAMEDAY Leveraged ParkHub to Help Fans Find a Spot at the Big Game

February 12, 2019

Parked in Six Seconds – How SP+ GAMEDAY Leveraged ParkHub to Help Fans Find a Spot at the Big Game

The national parking powerhouse utilized ParkHub’s leading technology to aid the fans’ arrival for a fourth consecutive year
DALLAS, February 12, 2019 – 70,081 fans, 2,491 cars, 39 limos, 36 buses. An often-overlooked feat of skill and strategy takes place just before the Big Game begins – and it happens in stadium parking lots. For the fourth consecutive year, SP+ GAMEDAY selected ParkHub, the leading B2B parking technology provider, to support their parking operations team in servicing the ultimate showdown in football. The results are in: at the peak time of traffic, parking payments and passes were processed in less than six seconds and fans were happily on their way.
The challenges parking operators face handling a large volume of traffic are numerous: lot occupancy tracking, potential overflow, cash slippage, and managing thousands of credit card transactions and prepaid passes – to name a few. The goal: to make parking so slick and easy, fans don’t think about parking challenges at all.
SP+ GAMEDAY, the event and venue-focused division of SP+, has staffed, managed, and serviced over 90 venues and major events around the world, including the Olympic Games, the NCAA Final Four Tournament, and of course, the Big Game.
The company uses ParkHub’s mobile point-of-sale device, Prime, to accept payments and authenticate prepaid passes in real time, while ParkHub’s business intelligence platform, Portal, reports real-time data to the parking managers of the stadium, giving them the ability to track each transaction in every lot down to the specific parking attendant.
“Working with ParkHub and their dashboard allowed us to communicate information to our clients in real time,” reports SP+ Gameday VP, Cristine Paull.
With streamlined operations and real-time insight, ParkHub helps parking professionals improve customer service and drive revenue. ParkHub’s customers include premier professional sports and entertainment venues, and the company manages over 1.4 million parking spots and has parked over 18 million vehicles to date.
“It’s great to work with SP+ GAMEDAY year on year and see their team maximize our platform to ensure seamless operations,” said Jessica Leichty, ParkHub’s Senior Operations Manager. “We are proud to be part of the service they deliver to the fans.”
Stats from this year’s game:
• Kickoff time: 5:30 pm
• Number of devices: 100
• Number of lots: 28
• First vehicle: 2:33 am CST
• Last vehicle: 6:19 pm CST
• Total number of vehicles: 2,568
• Peak ingress time: 11:00 am CST
• Peak ingress rate: 10.2 vehicles / minute
About SP+
SP+ provides professional parking management, ground transportation, facility maintenance, security, and event logistics services to property owners and managers in all markets of the real estate industry. The Company has more than 22,000 employees and operates approximately 3,600 facilities with 2.0 million parking spaces in hundreds of cities across North America, including parking-related and shuttle bus operations serving more than 70 airports. SP+ is one of the premier valet operators in the nation with more four and five diamond luxury properties, including hotels and resorts, than any other valet competitor. The Company’s ground transportation division transports approximately 42 million passengers each year; its facility maintenance division operates in dozens of U.S. cities; and it provides a wide range of event logistics services. For more information, visit www.spplus.com.
About ParkHub
ParkHub is a Dallas-based technology company that provides software and hardware services for the global parking industry. The company’s products provide multiple payment options, real-time reporting of parking revenue, support for dynamic pricing, and inventory availability and control. ParkHub validates prepaid passes from many parking and ticketing providers. Founded by parking industry veteran, George Baker Sr, ParkHub has effectively fast-tracked traditional parking operations into the digital age. For more information, visit www.parkhub.com.

FORMER HOLIDAY TAXIS BOSS TAKES THE CHAIR AT PARKCLOUD 

February 12, 2019

 

 

 

FORMER HOLIDAY TAXIS BOSS TAKES THE CHAIR AT PARKCLOUD 

 

 

 

 

The Board of European airport parking leader, ParkCloud, has named industry stalwart, Peter Hilton, as its first Chairperson.

 

 

Having spearheaded global growth in his previous role as Chief Executive of worldwide transport company, Holiday Taxis, Peter will now take up the newly created role, acting as an intermediary between shareholders and providing oversight of the actions taken by top-line decision makers.

 

A significant senior asset with a wealth of industry insight, Peter will fulfil his duties as chair in a predominately advisory role, with founder and Managing Director, Mark Pegler, continuing to head up the day-to-day operations of the business.

 

Speaking about his appointment, Peter Hilton commented:

 

“ParkCloud has built up impressive momentum within the rapidly changing online travel market, establishing a strong reputation as one of the leading independent aggregators of its kind.

 

“I am delighted to be joining the team as chair at such an exciting time in the company’s development and look forward to supporting ParkCloud as it targets further expansion and emerging technologies to enhance the consumer travel experience.”

 

Mark Pegler, Managing Director of ParkCloud, added:

 

“Peter has long-standing experience in the wider travel market and his contribution as ParkCloud’s Chair of the Board will no doubt prove invaluable as we build upon our market coverage and diversify our offering for our global network of users.”

 

In addition to the appointment, ParkCloud recently announced that it has relocated its head office operations to a new UK city centre base, allowing for a more collaborative work space to accommodate the developing needs of the business.

 

To find out more about ParkCloud, please visit www.parkcloud.com.

 

 

About ParkCloud

 

ParkCloud, simply put, lets drivers book a parking space in advance, in the same way as it’s possible to do with hotel rooms, restaurant tables…and even a coffee these days.

 

When travelling, parking is usually the last thing on anybody’s mind, but research shows that as much as 20 minutes is wasted when searching for a parking space. ParkCloud aims to solve that problem by letting customers make a parking booking, whether they are getting on a plane, taking a cruise, catching a train, or visiting a city or event.

 

ParkCloud was founded in 2008 as an online parking reservation service and within the 10 years we’ve been operating our success and growth has been rapid.

 

Today we are an award-winning, global provider, working with car park operators across 42 countries to include them on our comparison search engine, which aims to give consumers the most user friendly, efficient service possible when they need it most.

 

This bookable parking network is also made available to travel industry partners to help complete the itineraries of passengers worldwide.

 

Winner of Queen’s Award for International Trade

http://www.parkcloud.com

 

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