Premier Parking Radically Changing the Parking Landscape of Kansas City with Revolutionary New Technology

January 03, 2022


Premier Parking Radically Changing the Parking Landscape of Kansas City with Revolutionary New Technology




NASHVILLE, TN  Premier Parking announced today that they are bringing their innovative, new Metropolis-enabled touchless parking technology to Kansas City. This makes Kansas City one of a select number of cities across the country to get the new technology.


Premier first deployed the new Metropolis technology in April of this year in their headquarters city of Nashville and has since been rolling it out in key markets across the U.S. In the first six months since activation, Premier has already seen 600,000+ customers sign up to use the Metropolis technology, and over 1,000,000 touchless transactions have been processed to date. The technology has won many consumers over as it makes parking easier, safer and more consumer-friendly.


“We are beyond excited to bring the Metropolis technology to Kansas City,” said Premier CEO Ryan Hunt. “Touchless parking is the future of the industry, but we knew from the outset that Kansas City would be a strong early market that would really embrace the innovation. Drivers will no longer see parking as a headache but rather an easy, safe and more modern experience. This is truly a new era of parking.”


With Metropolis’ technology, customers get access to a frictionless, checkout-free mobile experience. By quickly signing up one time before their first Metropolis parking session, they can enjoy the same touchless parking experience at any of the enabled locations from then on, whether they’re at home in Kansas City or visiting Nashville, Detroit, Houston, Austin or another city with Metropolis-enabled lots. Once enrolled, each time a customer pulls into a location, computer vision technology immediately detects the customer’s arrival and triggers a text message confirming the start of their parking session.


When they leave the facility, customers simply drive out and are charged for the duration of their stay – no more looking for the payment kiosks, getting ticketed for expired time or paying for more time than they used. The hassles of parking are behind us. Subscription parking and validated parking will also be more seamless than ever, with the scan of a QR code or a tap on your phone granting weekly and monthly access.


The Lightwell Garage, located at 1100 Main Street, is the first to be outfitted with this new technology with 3Y Garage, located at 300 Wyandotte Street, due next. Both are centrally located, allowing easy access to restaurants, hotels and major venues like T-Mobile Center and the City Market.


“With Premier as our partner, we are disrupting the traditional parking experience and empowering the future of urban mobility,” said Metropolis CEO Alex Israel. “Parking takes up 15 percent of urban landscapes in major metropolitan areas, so using space smarter makes a big difference – that’s exactly what we are doing with Premier.”


Ultimately, Premier plans to deploy Metropolis’ proprietary computer vision technology across its entire portfolio, which consists of 129,000+ parking spaces across 500+ parking programs in 50+ cities nationwide.


About Premier Parking

Premier Parking, founded in 2001 in Nashville, offers self-parking accommodations, valet and transportation services for commercial parking assets, hospitals, hotels and special events (private and public), and much more to offer full scope parking management services to businesses and asset owners throughout the country.


About Metropolis

Metropolis is an AI-powered autonomous commerce platform disrupting traditional city infrastructure to make way for modern mobility. Starting with vertically integrated parking technology and a frictionless, checkout-free mobile experience, Metropolis makes parking easier end-to-end. Founded by CEO Alex Israel, Metropolis launched in stealth in 2017 and recently released its mobile app to the public. The brand is rapidly scaling its platform across the U.S. this year, including: Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, Austin, Nashville, Detroit and more.