Ready for takeoff – LAX’s new parking structure and Oct 12th – 18th, 2021 

October 18, 2021



Ready for takeoff – LAX’s new parking structure and Oct 12th – 18th, 2021




Hopefully air travel is in full swing.  At least at LAX.  This Tuesday, LAX is opening their new 4,300-stall LAX Economy Parking structure, the first major aspect of LAX’s Landslide Access Modernization Program.

“The $294 million parking facility is four stories tall, 1.7 million square feet and features smart parking technology that allows for pre-booked parking and intuitive wayfinding.It also has the infrastructure for nearly 1,600 parking spots to have electric vehicle charging capabilities, and more than 500 chargers will be installed in the first year. … As the third-largest airport in the world, LAX is a global crossroads where dreams take flight and we welcome the future of our city with open arms,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti.” Read further here: Oct 18, 2021 – New 4,300 Spot Parking Structure to Open Tuesday at LAX

I said “hopefully” air travel is in full swing since the latest delays and cancelations by Southwest affected myriad travelers, including one of our colleagues and his lovely wife.  “November 22 is the deadline by which all federal employees must either be vaccinated against Covid-19 or submit to frequent coronavirus testing, per President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate.” From Forbes Article on Oct 18, 2021 – How Unvaccinated TSA Employees Could Put A Fork In Thanksgiving Weekend Air Travel

According to the same article: “Online searches for holiday travel are up 105% in the last month, compared to just 51% over the same period in 2020, according to Hopper, which predicts that high demand will cause airfares to increase 40% between Halloween and the week of Thanksgiving.”  And: “A shortage of TSA employees for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays would surely mean longer lines at the airport. But Pekoske told CNN he is “very hopeful” that there will not be worker shortages and said the agency is “building contingency plans” just in case.”

Hopefully, planes, trains and automobiles won’t be affected by any of this, and we all will be able to visit our Families for Thanksgiving as well as attend or exhibit at IPMI 2021 in Tampa.

In other news, ParkMobile comes to Portland State University.  You can read it here: Oct 18, 2021 – PT Plus: ParkMobile Partners with Portland State University to Provide Contactless Parking Payments on Campus

Additionally, the London borough of Haringey has installed 101 upgraded on-street contactless pay and display (P&D) machines from Flowbird technology to improve payment options across the borough.   Read it here: Oct 18, 2021 – London borough improves parking options with Flowbird technology

Going back to travel, Parking Today is excited to be at SWPTA conference in Las Vegas next week.  If you haven’t registered yet, register here:  It is Oct 25-27th, 2021, at Golden Nugget, Las Vegas.  And as always it looks like it will be the best in every possible way.

Looking forward to see you in Las Vegas.

Thank you and have a blessed new week.


Astrid Ambroziak


Creative Director

Parking Today

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