CLEVERCITI DEPLOYS WORLD’S MOST COMPREHENSIVE ON-STREET PARKING GUIDANCE SYSTEM IN THE CITY OF COLOGNE

February 18, 2020

CLEVERCITI DEPLOYS WORLD’S MOST COMPREHENSIVE ON-STREET PARKING GUIDANCE SYSTEM IN THE CITY OF COLOGNE

 

Munich, Germany, February 18, 2020 — Cleverciti Systems, the leader in smart parking guidance and management solutions, today announced that it has been selected to enable RheinEnergie´s smart parking ambitions. The initiative, managed by energy provider RheinEnergie AG for the fourth largest city in Germany, is part of the SmartCity Cologne initiative that is designed to reduce emissions and increase innovation, digitalization, and mobility.

Cleverciti’s solution will provide turn-by-turn guidance to enable drivers to make intelligent decisions based on reliable live data indicating fully occupied on-street parking spaces in the inner city, as well as remaining available spaces. Cologne Nippes, one of the busiest and most densely populated urban districts of Cologne, has been selected for the installation of ClevercitiSensors and ClevercitiCirc360 guidance systems on Rheinenergie’s lampposts, covering 770 popular on-street parking spaces. The free or occupied status of every on-street parking space is monitored in real time. Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered ClevercitiSensors provide precise parking availability data, which is displayed locally on ClevercitiCirc360 LED displays delivering live guidance to drivers. This guidance system eliminates unnecessary circling in search of a space and the associated wasted time and emissions. The ClevercitiCockpit enables leaders to manage their valuable parking assets based on precise supply and demand data.

“This sophisticated smart parking deployment is part of an effort to increase sustainable development to achieve greener environments in our smart city,” said Dr. Andreas Cerbe, RheinEnergie AG. “As an organization focused on minimizing environmental impact, we are committed to achieving reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, eliminating needless traffic, and increasing energy efficiency. To achieve these goals, we have worked closely with Cleverciti to design a smart parking solution that is proven to reduce emissions and ease traffic throughout the area. As a utility that owns and operates thousands of lampposts, we are ideally positioned to deploy additional services to benefit city residents through our existing infrastructure – transforming our lampposts into the smart city hubs of the future.”

The search for parking is a major problem for the environment, as well as a significant source of driver frustration and traffic congestion. According to Boston Consulting Group, 8 percent of Europe’s CO2 emissions come from urban traffic. Approximately 30 percent of that traffic is the result of parking search, which can be greatly reduced through adoption of Cleverciti’s smart parking solution. In Germany alone, deployment of smart parking solutions could reduce CO2 emissions by 900,000 tons annually according to Germany’s National Platform for the Future of Mobility.

“As part of SmartCity Cologne, this installation represents the most comprehensive on-street parking guidance and management system in the world and we are proud to be selected as the smart parking infrastructure that powers more efficient parking in the area,” said Thomas Hohenacker, CEO, Cleverciti. “The Cleverciti solution will be used to reduce parking search, overall distance traveled, and emissions while increasing quality of life for area residents.”“A key part of Cologne’s selection of Cleverciti was the patented ClevercitiCirc360 parking guidance technology, which guides drivers to the nearest parking spot at every critical decision point,” said Dr. Günther Picker, Cleverciti’s Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development. “Cleverciti offers the complete solution through its unique, AI-powered overhead parking sensors and dynamic guidance systems mounted on existing lampposts.”To support Cologne’s goals of reducing emissions from parking search traffic, the project has been funded in part by the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure within the program of “Digitization of municipal transport systems”.

About Cleverciti Systems

Cleverciti Systems is the leader in comprehensive, high-tech solutions for outdoor and on-street parking detection, monitoring, and guidance. Cleverciti provides organizations with a robust and highly reliable solution that enhances convenience, builds loyalty and boosts engagement, allowing customers to maximize ROI, and streamline the parking experience. Its end-to-end solutions are designed to strengthen parking detection, improve guidance, and enhance communication. With more than 200 installations in 20 countries across the world, Cleverciti seeks to help organizations reduce traffic and emissions, and increase revenue while allowing drivers to enjoy a smooth, stress-free parking experience. The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany, with offices in Chicago and Atlanta. To learn more, visit www.cleverciti.com.

Flowbird Partners With Carolina Time – Strengthens Local Presence In Eastern U.S.

February 18, 2020

 

 

 

Flowbird Partners With Carolina Time – Strengthens Local Presence In Eastern U.S.

 

Carolina Time Equipment becomes newest local resource for mobility solutions

Moorestown, NJ – Flowbird Group, the world’s leader in curbside management and urban mobility solutions, has announced its partnership with Carolina Time Equipment, the leading parking and access systems supplier based in Charlotte, North Carolina. The exclusive agreement will expand and strengthen Flowbird’s distribution network in the eastern United States.

 

Carolina Time has established itself as a leader in the sales and service of advanced state-of-the-art parking, access, and time & attendance systems for clients throughout the Carolinas, Virginia, and Georgia. This agreement allows the company to sell, support, and service Flowbird products and systems including smart kiosk solutions, mobile payment applications, and a suite of web-based parking management tools.

 

Carolina Time brings significant experience and expertise to the Flowbird distribution network. The company was founded in 1959 and since then, has continued to research the latest technologies, parking solutions and product offerings to expand into multiple markets and provide top customer value.

 

“We believe that our clients deserve a trusted local resource that can provide effective solutions,” said Benoit Reliquet, President of Flowbird.  “Our new distribution partner, Carolina Time, is able to do that and much more, so we are very excited.”

 

With the many years of parking industry experience offered by Carolina Time, Flowbird’s clients and prospects can be assured of excellent customer service, training, and guidance on best practices.

 

“We are extremely pleased to partner with Flowbird.  This alliance strengthens Carolina Time’s ability to continue to offer our clients the most advanced and reliable product offering.” Said Clint Joy, CEO of Carolina Time.  “We look forward to a long and productive relationship.”

 

“The technology in the parking industry is moving quickly, and there are many different ways to solve problems now,” says Reliquet.  “Our partners know their markets and they know the trends in the industry, which puts Flowbird in a good position at the local level to help address those problems.”

 

The Flowbird distribution network in the US now consists of 24 distribution partners covering over 30 states.

www.flowbird.group

EXPERIENCE LAX’S AUTOMATED PEOPLE MOVER IN VIRTUAL REALITY

February 18, 2020

EXPERIENCE LAX’S AUTOMATED PEOPLE MOVER IN VIRTUAL REALITY

Six virtual reality models showcase the future of LAX on your smartphone

A view of the West Central Terminal Area Station (l); a view of the Intermodal Transportation
Facility – West Station (r).
(Los Angeles, CA) Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) today released virtual reality models of the future Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Automated People Mover (APM) project. Accessible via smartphones, these interactive models include views of and from within the system’s three Central Terminal Area (CTA) stations and two Intermodal Transportation Facility (ITF) stations.

“Although the Automated People Mover train is still a few years of heavy construction away from being operational, technology lets us experience the future of LAX today,” said Justin Erbacci, Interim Chief Executive Officer. “The virtual reality experience shows the vision of a fully-connected LAX that will help solidify our airport’s status as a Gold Standard, world-class facility.”

The models offer a glimpse into the integrated campus design of the APM system, which honors the heritage and history of the CTA and the iconic Theme Building with its mid-century modern design aesthetic.  Featuring clean lines, airy and light-filled corridors, structural glass walls and high-performance coated metal panel cladding, the APM’s stations will create visual continuity throughout the LAX campus. The stations’ canopies cantilever and taper out 20 feet on each side of the roof, creating a floating appearance, and their smooth white metal finish improves the building’s heat island effect. Station platforms are lit via six 20-foot diameter circular skylights in the roof structure, which provide both filtered daylight and night time illumination from energy efficient LED fixtures emitting light from both above and below the canopy.

The new virtual reality models can be accessed by scanning a Quick Response (QR) Code with a smartphone, which will direct the viewer to one of six models of the stations. Viewers can also enhance the experience with the use of 3D glasses.

Click here to access printable QR Codes and scan to view select models of East CTA, Center CTA, West CTA, ITF-East and ITF-West stations.

The APM, a 2.25 mile elevated electric train system that will transport travelers in and out of the LAX CTA is the centerpiece of LAWA’s LAMP project. The APM will feature six stations: three stations inside the CTA, which connect to the terminals via elevated pedestrian walkways, and three stations outside the CTA, which will connect to new off-site parking facilities, regional light rail transportation and a Consolidated Rent-A-Car (ConRAC) Facility. Scheduled to open for passenger service in 2023, the APM is expected to relieve congestion within the CTA and in turn the surrounding thoroughfares, thereby reducing emissions and vehicle miles traveled.

For more information about the APM project, including fact sheets, renderings and construction impact notices, and to subscribe to receive email updates, visitFlyLAX.com/ConnectingLAX.

About Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

LAX, the fourth-busiest airport in the world and second-busiest in the United States, was named a top-10 U.S. airport by SKYTRAX. LAX served more than 88.1 million passengers in 2019 and offers an average of 700 daily nonstop flights to 109 cities in the U.S. and 1,281 weekly nonstop flights to 93 markets in 47 countries on 69 commercial airlines. LAX ranks 10th in the world in air cargo tonnage processed, with more than 2.4 million tons of air cargo. LAX handled 707,883 operations (landings and takeoffs) in 2018.

LAX generated 620,600 jobs in Southern California, with labor income of $37.3 billion and economic output (business revenues) of more than $126.6 billion, according to an economic study based on 2014 operations. This activity added $6.2 billion to local and state revenues and $8.7 billion in federal tax revenues. The study also reported that LAX’s ongoing capital improvement program creates an additional 121,640 annual jobs with labor income of $7.6 billion and economic output of $20.3 billion; $966 million in state and local taxes; and $1.6 billion in federal tax revenues.

 

LAX was honored as having the “Best Overall Customer Service Program” by Airports Council International-North America; named the “Best Airport for Breastfeeding Moms” by Mamava; selected for the Top 10 “Best of the U.S.’s Big Airports” (Wall Street Journal) and “Most Pet-Friendly Airports in the U.S. (Mental Floss); named the second-most improved airport in the U.S. by JD Power; received an “Innovation Award” from the L.A. Better Business Challenge for its Central Utility Plant; and named  a “Business Leader in Air Quality” by the South Coast Air Quality Management District.

 

LAX is also the second-most popular airport in the world to appear on Instagram, according to wego.com. LAX is part of a system of two Southern California airports – along with Van Nuys general aviation – that are owned and operated by Los Angeles World Airports, a proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles that receives no funding from the City’s general fund.

For more information about LAX, please visit    www.flyLAX.com or follow on Twitter   @flyLAXAirport, on Facebook at    www.facebook.com/LAInternationalAirport, and on YouTube at www.YouTube.com/laxairport1.

As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities. Alternative formats in large print, braille, audio, and other forms (if possible) will be provided upon request.

About Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield is the premier global developer and operator of flagship destinations, with a portfolio valued at €65.0 Bn as at June 30, 2019, including 86% in retail, 7% in offices, 5% in convention & exhibition venues and 2% in services. Currently, the Group owns and operates 92 shopping centres, including 55 flagships in the most dynamic cities in Europe and the United States. The Group’s centers welcome 1.2 billion visits per year. Present on 2 continents and in 12 countries, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield provides a unique platform for retailers and brand events and offers an exceptional and constantly renewed experience for customers.

With the support of its 3,700 professionals and an unparalleled track-record and know-how, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield is ideally positioned to generate superior value and develop world-class projects. The Group has a development pipeline of €10.3 Bn. Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield distinguishes itself by its Better Places 2030 agenda that sets its ambition to create better places that respect the highest environmental standards and contribute to better cities. Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield stapled shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam and Euronext Paris (Euronext ticker: URW), with a secondary listing in Australia through Chess Depositary Interests. The Group benefits from an A rating from Standard & Poor’s and from an A2 rating from Moody’s.  For more information, please visit www.urw.com.

 

About Fly with Breeze Inc. (Breeze)

Breeze is an on-demand food service on a mission to provide all airport travelers convenient access to delicious, feel-good food.

After years of frequent flying with Celiac’s disease, founder Annabel Lawee turned a personal struggle into an opportunity to alleviate one of travelers’ biggest pain points — seamlessly finding healthy food in the airport.

Every Breeze meal is made from scratch with high-quality ingredients. The menu — featuring crave-worthy meals, snacks, and beverages — accommodates a variety of dietary preferences and restrictions including gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, and paleo. Customers order directly from the Breeze app, select a pick-up time (up to 24 hours ahead), and grab their order at the Breeze cart post-security.

Breeze launched December 2019 in LAX Terminal 2, marking the first stop on the company’s journey to elevate the airport food experience.

For more information visit www.flywithbreeze.com and follow Breeze’s journey on Instagram at@flywithbreeze.

NAPITA Submits Statement in Opposition to H.B. 2817

February 18, 2020

NAPITA Submits Statement in Opposition to H.B. 2817

Bill Under Consideration in Arizona House Distorts Free-Market by Eliminating Fees Exclusively on TNCs but not all Ground Transportation Providers at Sky Harbor

 

PHOENIX, AZ, February 17, 2020 – Today, the Arizona State House of Representatives will hold a hearing on H.B. 2817, a bill to amend current transportation network company (TNC) regulatory law to prohibit any airport in the state of Arizona from imposing airport fees on TNCs.  The Near Airport Parking Industry Trade Association (NAPITA), an association of national parking operators dedicated to providing dependable and affordable travel options that improve the customer experience at major American airports, submitted the following statement to the Arizona State Legislature Committee on Regulatory Affairs in opposition to the legislation:

 

“If a commercial operator chooses to engage in activity on airport property, or at the airport curb in the case of ground transportation providers, they should be willing to pay their fair share of costs associated with the provision of that space in order to ensure that world class infrastructure, safety, and efficiency are all afforded to users.  In other words, no one commercial ground transportation operator should get a free ride to the detriment of all other users.

 

“As part of the off-airport parking industry and the ground transportation community in Phoenix, our members actively participated in the rigorous and extensive benchmarking study with Sky Harbor over the past year and a half.  We can honestly say that throughout the course of that benchmarking study and discussions thereafter, the airport staff and their consultants were trying in good faith to understand the best practices of other airports around the country and actively listened to concerns from the ground transportation community.  Yes, we all would have appreciated if there had been more detailed discussions around the airport’s ground transportation costs and the specific allocations amongst the various types of ground transportation providers.  However, the resulting fee structure was not, in our opinion, punitive or targeted, it merely took into consideration the extensive use of the airport infrastructure by certain types of providers.  To weight the scale in favor of one type of ground transportation industry in the way that this proposed legislation does is anti-competitive, unfair, unreasonable and does nothing to encourage participation in the free market by those other industries and ground transportation providers who are willing to pay their fair share.

 

“If the underlying policy goal of this legislation is, as some Members have stated, to ensure that transportation options at Arizona’s airports are affordable and accessible, then HB 2817 doesn’t go nearly far enough.  If that is truly the aim, then everyone should get a free ride at the airport – like private passenger vehicles currently do.  That is a dangerous precedent for this state to head down.  We don’t think that picking a winner from the free market is the intent or the goal of this legislature so we respectfully request that you seriously consider what the goal is.  We oppose HB 2817 in its current form and hope you will too.”

 

Background:

Late last year, the Phoenix City Council approved the recommendations of the Phoenix Airport Advisory Board following the conclusion of a comprehensive, industry-inclusive, multi-year benchmarking study looking at ground transportation fees for access to Phoenix Sky Harbor.  The rebased fees assessed on ground transportation operators to help offset the cost of ground transportation on airport infrastructure and are indexed to accurately reflect curb utilization at the airport.  NAPITA supports the process and the results of the benchmarking study and believes it should be a model country-wide for a federal stakeholder working group.  This group would provide the venue necessary to understand and address the issues facing the airport curb, leveraging the expertise of our membership, the federal government, and airport operators to craft transportation policy that best serves the traveling public.

 

NAPITA represents national and local near-airport parking operators and their 12,000+ employees from across the country. NAPITA’s mission is to partner with airports and other stakeholders in the aviation industry to ensure safe, efficient, and equitable access to their airport curb for off-airport parking operators and to increase the role ground transportation plays in the broader air travel industry and the overall experience for air travelers.

 

NAPITA will continue to advocate for the industry and the vital role it plays within the broader air travel industry.

 

 

PARKVIA SHARES AIRBALTIC’S SUCCESS WITH THIRD CONTRACT RENEWAL 

February 17, 2020

 

 

 

 

PARKVIA SHARES AIRBALTIC’S SUCCESS WITH THIRD CONTRACT RENEWAL 

 

Europe’s favourite airport parking retailer, ParkVia, has secured its third consecutive contract renewal with Latvia’s flag carrier, airBaltic 

 

With a partnership dating back to 2014, ParkVia has worked alongside the airline over the last six years to offer passengers the option of pre-booking parking at one of 80 European airports through a dedicated white label site.   

 

Alongside thedynamic pre and post-booking touchpoints, customers are also able to compareindividual car parkfeatures, prices and consumer reviewsvia the platform’s intuitive search engine capabilities.    

 

As the leading carrier in the Baltics, the airline is perfectly situated from its primary and secondary hubs in Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius to provide a gateway of short-haul flights across 36 countries.  

 

ParkVia’sexpertise indevelopingand marketingonlinechannels to boost the visibility and reach ofits partners’parking offers,enablesease of access foraglobal network of customerslooking forafast yet intelligentbookingservice. 

 

VP e-Commerce and Commercial Distribution, Jolanta Rema at airBaltic, said: 

 

“2019 was a record year for our airline, with passenger numbers hitting the five million mark and new routes added to our already extensive flight network. In order to continue this impressive pattern of growth we rely on the expertise of our partners to strengthen our overall offering for our customer-base.  

 

“Our collaboration with ParkVia has evolved profitably for both parties over the three previous contract terms and we anticipate an equally successful fourth term as we enter 2020 as the region’s largest carrier.” 

 

This year, airBaltic will continue its expansion in the Baltics with the launch of 14 new routes, including four new direct destinations from Tallinn, Estonia, and five new destinations from Vilnius, Lithuania. 

 

ParkVia was recently announced as a finalist in this year’s British Parking Awards for Parking Provider of the Year 2020. To find out more about ParkVia, please visit www.parkvia.com 

 

AboutParkVia 

 

As Europe’sfavouriteairport parkingretailer,ParkViais dedicated to connecting the world’s drivers with parking spaces in 43 countries. Its online retail platform allows consumers to book parking as part of their journey, working with both car park operators and travel industry market leaders to ensure that parking is visible at the right time. 

 

Encouraging its philosophy of ‘Choose parking’, ParkVia believespre-booking is the key elementin the travel process, allowing customers toplan in advance and giving them freedom of choice to select the parkingproduct thatsuitstheir specific journey type.   

 

Founded in 2008,ParkViahasgrown in popularityand reputation over the last 12years, particularly within thewiderairport parking sector. As an established partnerfor many of the world’s leadinginternationalairports,ParkViais able tomaximise visibilityfor official car parks and ancillary productsbycoveringmore points of entrywith its targeted marketing expertise.   

 

Todaythe services of over 2,500parking providersarepromotedtoParkVia’s3.8m registered users, as well as a large network of partner websites, that includes airlines, travel partners, online travel agents and in-car navigation technologymakingit an attractive and lucrative proposition for partnerslooking to collaborate for white label and in-path projects.   

 

ParkVia. Choose parking. 

https://www.parkvia.com   

 

Winner of Queen’s Award for International Trade 

Awarded toParkCloud2019 

 

Complete Coach Works Announces New Website Launch for Zero Emission Propulsion System (ZEPS)

February 14, 2020

 

 

 

 

Complete Coach Works Announces New Website Launch for Zero Emission Propulsion System (ZEPS)

 

RIVERSIDE, CA – Complete Coach Works (CCW) is pleased to announce it has launched a newly redesigned website for its ZEPS all-electric drive system – zepsdrive.com. The website is positioned to be a leading source for sustainable, economical solutions available for transit agencies looking to start an electric fleet.

 

The website represents the next chapter in CCW’s industry-leading technologies. ZEPS is CCW’s exclusive system developed by taking an existing low floor diesel transit bus and repowering the bus into a battery all-electric unit. The resulting ZEPS bus delivers to agencies a significantly longer operating range while maintaining battery life.

 

The ZEPS site is designed to increase awareness of sustainable transportation and enforce CCW’s green initiatives. “The new website reinforces CCW’s brand strategy that focuses on its commitment to its customers and dedication to improving the well-being of the environment at an affordable cost,” states Brad Carson, Director of Sales and Marketing.

 

The redesign makes it easier for customers to access the information they need on the process of remanufacturing and enhances CCW’s ability to connect ZEPS with the industry through its digital channels. “Digitalization is transforming all industries and we want our site to offer a clean, modern, and sleek design,” added Kallie Arevalo, Marketing Manager at CCW.

 

Electric vehicles are revolutionizing the transportation industry. Today, more than 50 ZEPS buses are deployed in service across the nation. ZEPS is a proven technology that has been tested for more than 4 million miles of revenue service. “We are excited to participate in the revolution of the transit fleet market and assist numerous transit agencies in their pursuit of reducing environmental impacts,” added Kallie. Through this launch, the ZEPS brand will deliver consistent, relevant news, and resources customers can use daily.

 

 

Complete Coach Works is the largest U.S. bus remanufacturing and rehabilitation company, and the leading provider of a vast array of transportation solutions with over 30 years of dedicated service in the transportation industry. CCW is a pioneer in the business and strives to continually provide cleaner air through innovative design and engineering, resulting in the world’s first and only remanufactured all-electric battery powered bus. Regardless of how small or large the job, CCW provides an exceptionally experienced team of over 350 experts committed to customer service and satisfaction.

The Parking Spot Relaunches the Spot Club Rewards Program

February 14, 2020

 

 

 

The Parking Spot Relaunches the Spot Club Rewards Program

 

 

 

The simplified rewards program offers new benefits, better rewards, and elevated status levels

 

 

CHICAGO  – The Parking Spot, the nation’s leader in airport parking with 38 locations at 23 major airports, announced today that it has revamped its travel rewards program, the Spot Club. With over one million members, the Spot Club allows travelers to earn free days of parking, discounts on car care services, and premium parking options.

 

To allow more travelers to take advantage of the program in 2020, the updates simplify the process for guests so they can engage more easily and earn more rewards. New benefits include requiring fewer points to achieve status, guaranteed spaces for Platinum members, and additional bonus points based on status level.

 

“By making these improvements, we are putting customer feedback into action and demonstrating our continued commitment to providing each guest the best possible experience,” said Jeff Foland, President and CEO of The Parking Spot. “The new Spot Club will not only offer a simplified experience to our loyal guests, but also an opportunity for new customers to get the most out of their travel experience.”

 

Keeping track of rewards and points will be easier than ever with a new member dashboard that displays status, points, and days earned. Once those points build up, consumers can take advantage of the new locked-in award rates, which take the guesswork out of how many points it takes to earn a free day of parking or other rewards.

 

To further simplify and enhance the program, the elite member levels have also been reduced from three tiers to two – Gold and Platinum. With the rollout of the updates, all members that had Silver status have been automatically elevated to Gold status for the 2020 program year.

 

For more information on the Spot Club and other services The Parking Spot provides, please visit www.theparkingspot.com.

 

About The Parking Spot

As the nation’s largest near-airport parking company, with 38 convenient locations at 22 major U.S. airports, The Parking Spot makes airport travel simple and seamless. Our friendly, courteous team members, outstanding value, unmatched customer service commitment and industry-leading Spot Club loyalty program combine to ensure that The Parking Spot is the best part of our guests’ travel experience. For more information, please visit www.theparkingspot.com, or follow The Parking Spot on Twitter @theparkingspot, on Instagram @theparkingspotofficial and on Facebook.

 

Central Pennsylvania Food Bank Recipient of Lancaster Parking Authority “Change for Lancaster Change”

February 12, 2020

 

 

 

Central Pennsylvania Food Bank Recipient of

Lancaster Parking Authority “Change for Lancaster Change”

 

 

LANCASTER, PA. (Feb. 12, 2020) ­­– The Lancaster Parking Authority (LPA) today presented a $500 check to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, a result of donations collected in its 2019 Change for Lancaster Change program.

“This check represents the generosity of our customers who donated money in repurposed parking meters to help support the mission of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank,” said Larry J. Cohen, executive director of the Lancaster Parking Authority. “It is the largest amount we’ve collected from donations to a local non-profit in the last six years of this program.”

Cohen presented the $500 check to Joe Arthur, executive director of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.

The Change for Lancaster Change program gives the public the opportunity to support local non-profits by donating change in a repurposed parking meter located in the lobbies of LPA parking garages. Each collection meter includes a sign near it explaining the program and that all donations will be contributed to the charity. Currently, there are collection meters located in the elevator lobbies of the Prince Street and Penn Square garages.

Past recipients in the program include Milagro House, Lancaster County SPCA, Boys & Girls Club of Lancaster, the Lancaster Public Library, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Philadelphia and Susquehanna Valley.

“Our goal is to provide another avenue of help to our local non-profits,” said Cohen. “We hope that our parkers and others take advantage of this program and contribute their spare change to help support local charities.”

The 2020 recipient for the Change for Lancaster Change program is the Power Packs Project. It is a “non-profit 501(c)(3) that aims to improve the mental and physical health of children by helping their parents provide nutritious meals over weekends when school breakfast and lunch programs are unavailable to them.”

 

CAPE AIR SPRINGS INTO PARTNERSHIP WITH TRAVELCAR AIRPORT PARKING

February 12, 2020

 

 

 

 

CAPE AIR SPRINGS INTO PARTNERSHIP WITH TRAVELCAR AIRPORT PARKING

 

 

Partnership Marks 21st Airline Partnership for TravelCar

 

 

LOS ANGELES (February 12, 2020) – TravelCar, the global leader in airport parking with offers in 62 countries, announced today that it has strengthened its airline portfolio with the addition of Cape Air, the nation’s largest commuter airline operating flights across the US and Caribbean.  Cape Air is the first US airline partnership for TravelCar and brings its total air partners to 21.

Cape Air will now offer airport parking to its passengers via the home page as well as through pre-trip emails.  As travelers look for various ways to get to the airport for their trips, parking is still the number one option and TravelCar has more airport parking options than any other provider.

“We are always looking for ways to enhance and complete our customer trip experience,” said Trish Lorino, Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations for Cape Air.  “We believe that by offering our passengers a way to get to the airport, we can increase customer satisfaction and loyalty. We’re thrilled to partner with TravelCar for this solution.”

“We’re excited that Cape Air selected TravelCar to be its airport parking solution,” said Amed Mhiri, CEO of TravelCar.  “With the most parking options and top-notch customer service available 24 hours a day, we know Cape Air’s passengers will have a great experience when parking their car at the airport.”

Whether off-airport, on-airport, valet, or meet and greet, TravelCar prides itself on aggregating the most airport parking options for travelers allowing them to choose from offers in 62 countries.  The platform is available in 30 languages and with a strong network of 5,000 plus partners.

About TravelCar

 

Founded in 2012, TravelCar is revolutionizing mobility for travelers.  Agile and dynamic, TravelCar has quickly become the worldwide leader for parking solution due to its unique and innovative booking platform which allows users to search and book parking options at airports, train stations, sea ports, and city-centers.  Travelers looking for parking can easily compare prices, view locations on a map, read reviews and more in order to choose the offer best for them.  In addition to traditional paid parking offers, TravelCar also developed a sustainable and eco-responsible parking solution allowing car owners to save money on parking fees by renting out their car to other travelers while they are away. Available in 62 countries and with a strong network of 5,000 plus partners, TravelCar has more than one million active users and continues to grow since its acquisition by PSA Group.  www.travelcar.com.

 

About Cape Air

Now in its 30th year, Cape Air is the largest independent regional airline in the United States. With service to 38 cities in the US and Caribbean, Cape Air flies over 600,000 passengers a year. Partnerships with the major airlines add to Cape Air’s reach across the globe. Our mantra of “MOCHA HAGoTDI” (Make our customers happy, and have a good time doing it!) has earned Cape Air the distinction of “Best Small Airline in the US” by Condé Nast Traveler.

 

Toronto Pearson International Airport Launches Program Allowing Travelers to Reserve Space in a Traveler’s Lounge with Chauntry Parking Pre-Booking Platform

February 11, 2020

 

 

 

 

Toronto Pearson International Airport Launches Program Allowing Travelers to Reserve Space in a Traveler’s Lounge with Chauntry Parking Pre-Booking Platform

 

 

 

Toronto, ON (February 11, 2020)—Chauntry, the leading provider of parking reservations systems, announced today that it has partnered with Toronto Pearson International Airport to launch a ground-breaking lounge reservations program through its Parkspace platform. The airport offers six common use lounges for travellers to relax in privacy while they await their flights. For the first time, travellers can use the airport’s parking reservations platform to book space in one of the lounges as they reserve a parking space.

 

“This is all about providing a better customer experience for travellers,” said Philip Safos, Toronto Pearson’s Associate Director, Business Planning and Performance. “It’s stressful enough to fly, and the more the traveller can control, the better the experience will be. By offering flyers a chance to reserve both parking and a spot in the lounge before they even leave the house, we hope to give flyers a little more control over their travel experience and freedom from any anxiety, frustration and uncertainty.”

 

The airport’s six lounges are managed by Plaza Premium, an international leader in offering global airport hospitality solutions in airports across the world. In addition to booking lounge space through the airport’s parking reservations portal, travellers can also book through Plaza Premium directly.

 

“Toronto Pearson is a pioneer in using technology to provide the best travel experience possible,” said Theresa Hughes, Chief Executive Officer of Chauntry. “The airport’s leaders are always looking for new ways to make flying more enjoyable, and they have exciting plans for even more programs like this in the future.”

 

The Greater Toronto Airports Authority is the operator of Toronto Pearson. Airport parking and lounge reservations can be booked at https://www.torontopearson.com/parking.

 

 

About Chauntry

Chauntry is the world’s leading provider of parking reservations systems. Founded in 1991, Chauntry pioneered the development of innovative parking reservations solutions, and today the company continues to lead the way with the introduction of valuable new parking reservations products and services. Chauntry can be found online at www.chauntry.com.

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