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Phoenix Parking Solutions Teams with Developers to Make Smart Parking Decisions

January 24, 2023

 

Phoenix Parking Solutions Teams with Developers to Make Smart Parking Decisions

 

Phoenix Parking, photo credit: Brandon Amato

 

 

 

ATLANTA (Jan. 24, 2023) – Phoenix Parking Solutions, a full-service parking management and consulting company based in Atlanta that optimizes gateless service with technology-driven tactics, offers its consulting services to developers who are looking to secure funding, optimize revenue and elevate the guest parking experience.

 

Phoenix owner Jeff Patterson, a leader in the digital conversion of the parking industry, presents a more efficient, profitable, sustainable and safer approach to parking by consulting on mixed-use developments, office buildings, apartments and retail centers before they are even built.

 

Patterson, who has a successful history of educating property owners and management companies on how to replace antiquated parking systems with cloud-based parking methods, provides developers guidance from the moment they are looking to build a project. At this initial stage, his company can help generate a pro forma statement to help sell the project to investors and creditors. This financial projection justifies the amount to be spent on concrete and space so investors can get an idea of their ROI.

 

The next stage involves developmental consulting on the infrastructure of the garage, including any necessary referrals to architectural firms. Phoenix consults on smart city planning and sustainability options including curb cuts, lighting, camera coverage and nested gate areas. Patterson and his team lend their expertise to offer complete systems that combine strategic light placement, motion sensors and solutions to save money on additional wiring. Phoenix is also responsible for determining whether the city requires private property owners to have a certain amount of electric vehicle charging stations and how quickly these needs will grow.

 

The third and final stage involves consultation on the parking garage design elements such as the placement, verbiage and material of elevator, floor and wayfinding signs. Phoenix is well versed on sign ordinances and other nuances that garage operators don’t always consider.

 

Knowing the types of tenants that will be in these developments ahead of time also helps Phoenix determine infrastructure elements that can reduce insurance claims, such as placing rounded curbs near restaurants, so guests and valet drivers don’t scrape front bumpers or curb wheels when pulling up to the valet stand.

 

Being able to finalize plans for a parking facility is much easier to do before the garage is built. Having to tear up concrete to replace antiquated systems or to upgrade and reposition lighting and camera systems creates added costs that have a negative impact on ROI. The latest security measures that Phoenix recommends allow parking garage operators to monitor cameras in real time and make guests feel safer when walking to their cars thanks to motion sensors and LED lighting.

 

Patterson is one of less than 500 Certified Parking Professionals in the country, which he says has prepared him to be a better consultant. Earning this certification calls for a mastery of parking industry knowledge and best practices including ADA regulations, facility design and signage.

 

“By being a very forward-thinking company, we stay in the know with webinars and expos, and by checking out existing installations of new products,” says Patterson. “Phoenix is always looking into more sustainable options to recommend to clients, and we don’t rely on the cookie-cutter models of old. We’re here to save help our clients save money with an efficient garage that utilizes new and proven solutions.”

 

Ultimately, Phoenix guides developers toward cost savings from day one, which results in a better return on investment down the road. “We consult on city requirements, but beyond that, we want to prepare our clients for future growth,” Patterson adds. “It’s important to think about what the market will look like by the time the building is done.”

 

 

About Phoenix Parking Solutions

Phoenix Parking Solutions is an Atlanta-based company specializing in a range of parking services for restaurants, hotels, country clubs, shopping centers, and community events, in addition to parking management, logistics, and consulting services. Currently parking tens of thousands of cars per week at dozens of premium locations throughout the city, Phoenix has established itself as one of the largest parking providers across downtown and Midtown Atlanta. Phoenix president Jeff Patterson, an active member of the National Parking Association (NPA) and one of less than 500 Certified Parking Professionals in the country, has been named to NPA’s 40 Under 40 – Class of 2021 that recognizes the positive impact of the best and brightest young professionals in the parking industry. For more information, call 678-412-0505 or visit phoenixparkingsolutions.com.

 

 

Carolinas Parking and Mobility Association announces two newly-reelected and two new additions to the CPMA Board of Directors

January 20, 2023

 

 

Carolinas Parking and Mobility Association announces two newly-reelected and two new additions to the CPMA Board of Directors

 

 

Durham, North Carolina – CPMA is pleased to announce the appointment of two new affiliate board members; Tim MacEldowney with IPS Group, Inc. and Pete Thompson of Cleanstreak. Each individual are serving a two-year term commencing January 1, 2023.

“Our Board of Directors is comprised of a dedicated team of experts and leaders committed to improving the mobility industry” said Carl DePinto, President. “We are excited to channel Tim and Pete’s talent, expertise and energy into furthering our mission.”

Two existing Board of Directors have also been reappointed by their respective board of directors and the members of the North and South Carolinas Parking and Mobility Association; Clint Joy, Chief Executive Officer of Carolina Time and Parking Group is renamed as Vice President and member of our Board of Directors and Cheryl Stout, Executive Director of Transportation and Parking at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill continues as a valued board member. Each individual are serving a two year-term commencing January 1, 2023.

“We are excited to welcome back Clint and Cheryl to the ever-growing Carolinas Parking and Mobility Association Board of Directors as thoughtful and passionate leaders that have assisted in expanding our association and improving our mobility members’ lives” said Carl DePinto, President. “I know that all of us will benefit from their leadership and expertise in the mobility profession.”

Contact:

Carl DePinto
Carolinas Parking and Mobility Association
2608 Erwin Road Suite 148-172 Durham, North Carolina 27705

carl.depinto@duke.edu

ParkMobile Partners with Albuquerque Convention Center, Managed by ASM Global, to Offer Parking Reservations in Albuquerque, New Mexico

January 19, 2023

 

 

 

ParkMobile Partners with Albuquerque Convention Center, Managed by ASM Global, to Offer Parking Reservations in Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

 

 

 

Users can now reserve parking in advance of events at The Albuquerque Convention Center, Kiva Auditorium, and Civic Plaza.

 

 

Albuquerque, NM – January 19, 2023 – ParkMobile, the #1 parking app in the U.S. and part of the EasyPark Group, is partnering with ASM Global, the world’s leading producer of entertainment experiences, to offer parking reservations at The Albuquerque Convention Center, Kiva Auditorium, and Civic Plaza. Now, parking can be reserved before an event at 650 spaces in a dedicated parking garage. Reservations can be made via the ParkMobile app or the reservation sites for The Albuquerque Convention Center, Kiva Auditorium, andCivic Plaza.

“Through our partnership with ParkMobile, we will utilize their reservations feature for three of Albuquerque’s top venues: The Albuquerque Convention Center, Kiva Auditorium, and Civic Plaza. Now, guests can reserve a parking space ahead of an event or visit to the venue and have a guaranteed spot waiting for them upon arrival,” said Ray Roa, CSEP, General Manager, Albuquerque Convention Center. “It will make the guest experience even more seamless.”

ParkMobile has over 163,000 registered users in New Mexico and is available in Sante Fe and at New Mexico University and Central New Mexico Community College. ParkMobile has close to 45 million users across North America, is available for both iPhone and Android devices, and can also be accessed on a mobile web browser.

Reserving a parking space is quick and easy. A user can go to the venue’s reservation site to view a full list of upcoming events with all the available parking options. To make a parking reservation, a user searches for the event venue in the ParkMobile app or website and selects the space they’d like to park in. After the user books the reservation, it can be redeemed at the location using a mobile pass in the ParkMobile app or a printed permit.

“This is our first time offering reservations in Albuquerque, so we look forward to introducing the community to that ParkMobile feature,” added David Hoyt, Chief Revenue Officer and Managing Director for ParkMobile. “This capability will take the stress out of parking and create a better experience when attending an event at one of ASM’s venues.”

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. In 2021, ParkMobile became part of the Swedish-based EasyPark Group. 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 2022 Stevie Awards for Best Mobile On-Demand Application. For more information, visit ParkMobile.io or @ParkMobile on Twitter.

About ASM Global: ASM Global is the world’s leading producer of entertainment experiences. It is the global leader in venue and event strategy and management—delivering locally tailored solutions and cutting-edge technologies to achieve maximum results for venue owners. The company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than 350 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention and exhibition centers, and performing arts venues. Follow us on FacebookInstagram and Twitterasmglobal.com

ParkMobile Contact: Mark Lister, SVP of Marketing, mark.lister@parkmobile.io

ASM Global Contact: Ray Roa, CSEP, General Manager, Albuquerque Convention Center RayRoa@albuquerquecc.com

ZipBy appoints John Cowley as Vice President of Sales, North America

January 19, 2023

 

 

 

ZipBy appoints John Cowley as Vice President of Sales, North America

 

 

 

 

 

Los Angeles, CA, January 18, 2023:  ZipBy, a global leader in ticketless technology is pleased to announce the appointment of John Cowley, Vice President of Sales – North America, who started with ZipBy today, 18th January 2023.

John joins ZipBy North America with 30+ years of sales experience in strategic account management, marketing, and sales management, he has been with T2 Systems for the past 12 years focused on providing comprehensive solutions to the parking industry. Having experience in a broad spectrum of parking technology such as Pay Stations, Mobile Payment, PARCS, Permits, Enforcement and LPR, John has partnered with multiple technology partners and developed strategic relationships across the industry with Municipalities, Universities, Healthcare, Operators, Property Management along with various levels of government to promote and implement new parking technology solutions to ensure clients realize their operational objectives.

John brings a proven track record of leading successful sales teams and an in-depth knowledge of the sales process. His experience, leadership attributes, strong relationships and parking industry knowledge make him a great addition to the ZipBy leadership team.

He is an active member of the International Parking & Mobility Institute [IPMI], National Parking Association [NPA], Canadian Parking Association [CPA], California Mobility & Parking Association [CMPA], Southwest Parking & Transportation Association [SWPTA]as well as been on the Board of Directors for the Pacific Intermountain Parking & Transportation Association [PIPTA].

John holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree, Business and Psychology from Trinity Western University, Canada.

www.zipby.app

 

Please direct any media inquiries to Shirley Rodriguez: shirley.rodriguez@zipby.company

Manhattan, Kansas, Partners with ParkMobile for the City’s New Parking Garage

January 18, 2023

 

 

 

Manhattan, Kansas, Partners with ParkMobile for the City’s New Parking Garage

 

 

Payment for parking in Aggieville Parking Garage will be available through ParkMobile’s digital parking solution.

 

Manhattan, KS – January 17, 2023 – ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the U.S., has expanded its services to the City of Manhattan, Kansas. Through the ParkMobile app, users will be able to pay for on-demand parking at over 450 off-street parking spaces in the brand-new Aggieville Parking Garage. ParkMobile is currently available at local university, Kansas State University, so students, faculty, and residents may already be familiar with the app.

“We are excited to introduce ParkMobile in our newly constructed Aggieville Parking Garage as we continue to improve the Aggieville Business District,” said Adrienne Tucker,  Parking Services Manager for the City of Manhattan. “The app will make parking more seamless, further enhancing the guest experience in the area.”

Kansas has close to 75,000 ParkMobile users, and the app can be found at The University of Kansas and in Lawrence and Wichita. ParkMobile has close to 45 million users across North America, is available for both iPhoneand Android devices, and can also be accessed on a mobile web browser.

To pay for zone parking using the mobile or web app, a user enters the zone number posted on signs around the parking spot, selects the amount of time needed, and touches the “Start Parking” button to begin the session. The user can also extend the parking session time on their mobile device.

“The new Aggieville Parking Garage will greatly benefit from adding ParkMobile as their mobile payment provider,” added David Hoyt, ParkMobile’s Chief Revenue Officer and Managing Director, North America. “Our digital experience allows users to pay for parking straight from their phone and offers multiple ways to pay for parking through the app.”

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. In 2021, ParkMobile became part of the Swedish-based EasyPark Group. 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 2022 Stevie Awards for Best Mobile On-Demand Application. For more information, visit ParkMobile.io or @ParkMobile on Twitter.

ParkMobile Contact: Mark Lister, SVP of Marketing, mark.lister@parkmobile.io

Manhattan, Kansas Contact: Adrienne Tucker, Parking Services Manager, adrienne.tucker@cityofmhk.com

Parker Technology Announces Newly Promoted VP of Marketing, Heidi Barber

January 18, 2023

 

 

Parker Technology Announces Newly Promoted VP of Marketing, Heidi Barber

 

 

 

Indianapolis, IN (January 16th, 2023) — Parker Technology recently announced the promotion of Heidi Barber to VP of Marketing, formerly Sr. Director of Marketing and Sales Ops.

“Heidi has been with Parker for four years and during that time has evolved and transformed our brand and our demand generation capabilities to a place where Parker Technology is regularly recognized as a market leader in the parking industry. Heidi has built a very capable team both inside and outside the organization to achieve some impressive results this year for Parker,” said Brian Wolff, President & CEO of Parker Technology. Additionally, “Heidi has been instrumental in putting the name Parker Technology on the parking map – I want to thank her for her efforts to date and I look forward to her continued success.”

In her time at Parker Technology, Heidi has developed an effective and ever-evolving marketing strategy for continued growth and momentum within the parking industry. A large portion of her efforts have been devoted to 1) building a strong and reputable brand, 2) iterating and refining a consistent digital marketing strategy, and 3) creating a robust content marketing engine. This multi-prong approach is the driving factor behind roughly 20% of all customer acquisition being sourced directly by demand generation.

Furthermore, in her sales operations role, Heidi has worked closely with the sales team over the years to develop an efficient sales process and best practices. In conjunction, she has championed the design and implementation of various Salesforce modules to drive effective business procedures across the organization.

Lastly, in 2022, Heidi successfully raised her personal profile as a leader in parking when she was recognized by the National Parking Association (NPA) in their 40 Under 40 Awards Program that spotlighted 40 of the brightest minds in parking under the age of 40. She also took a leadership position in Women in Parking (WIP) in 2022 as their Communications Committee Lead.

About Parker Technology

Parker Technology combines parking domain expertise, a flexible software platform and their professional customer service center, or your staff, to ensure customer problems are resolved efficiently, according to facility business rules. Parker helps its clients create a better customer experience, while collecting more revenue, keeping traffic moving, freeing up internal staff to focus on higher-priority on-site tasks and providing data and insights to run operations more effectively. Learn more at helpmeparker.com.

Press Conference featuring U.S. Cement Industry Top Economist Ed Sullivan to be held at 2023 World of Concrete

January 12, 2023

 

Press Conference featuring U.S. Cement Industry Top Economist Ed Sullivan to be held at 2023 World of Concrete

 

 

Topics to be addressed: Are we headed toward a recession and what economic trends might impact construction material demand for the private sector, and federal efforts to rebuild America’s infrastructure?

 

 

Las Vegas, NV – The Portland Cement Association’s (PCA) Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Ed Sullivan, will hold a press conference at the Las Vegas Convention Center at 10:00 a.m. PST on January 17, 2023.

Sullivan will walk through his 2023 economic forecast, explaining how a diverse array of macroeconomic factors, federal government policies and finance sector considerations are expected to impact the cement-concrete-construction industries in 2023 and beyond. There will be a specific focus on recessionary risks for the broad economy as well as specific assessments on activity in the residential, nonresidential and public sectors of construction.

There will be time allotted at the end for questions by the audience and scheduled one-on-one interviews will occur with individual reporters at the end of the press conference.

WHEN:           10:00 a.m. PST on January 17, 2023

WHO:              Ed Sullivan, PCA Senior V.P. & Chief Economist

WHERE:         Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N251, North Hall

RSVP:             Please contact Remi Braden at rbraden@cement.org if you plan to attend or would like to set up a separate interview with Ed Sullivan.

 

The Portland Cement Association (PCA), founded in 1916, is the premier policy, research, education, and market intelligence organization serving America’s cement manufacturers. PCA members represent the majority of U.S. cement production capacity, having facilities across the country. The association promotes safety, sustainability, and innovation in all aspects of construction, fosters continuous improvement in cement manufacturing and distribution, promoting economic growth and sound infrastructure investment. For more information, visit www.cement.org.

South Orange Parking Authority Updates Its Parking System with User-Friendly Solution from Flowbird

January 11, 2023

 

 

 

South Orange Parking Authority Updates Its Parking System with User-Friendly Solution from Flowbird

New, updated solar-powered pay stations offer faster options than ever before

 

 

 

Moorestown, New Jersey – The Village of South Orange, New Jersey and the South Orange Parking Authority (SOPA) have announced an exciting upgrade to its parking system in partnership with Flowbird Group, the leader in curbside management and urban mobility solutions. SOPA is replacing its aging pay-by-space parking stations with Flowbird’s Pay-by-Plate Solar-Powered Smart Parking Kiosks, fully equipped with the industry’s latest technology. The upgrade is a part of SOPA’s continuing efforts to enhance the customer service experience with a modernized solution.

The new parking system will feature pay-by-plate parking kiosks that are accessible for all customers, including meeting ADA standards. To begin, the user simply enters their license plate number and desired length of stay. Payment will be accepted with either coins, cash, debit or credit card. Once payment has been made, the parking session has started and there is no need to walk back to their vehicle to display a receipt.

By implementing modernized pay stations with convenient payment options, SOPA will be able to better manage parking turnover and visitor influx during peak periods. The switch to these multi-space pay stations will bring a consistent and higher level of customer service to the parking public.

All transaction data from the pay stations are sent in real-time to Flowbird’s intelligent data management suite and shared with the SOPA’s enforcement solution, ready to be integrated with other payment modes such as mobile phone payments. Using the data provided by the Flowbird system, SOPA staff can enforce all permit and daily parking fee payments and track the highest areas of use throughout the day. This data can be valuable to help determine future parking plans.

The new pay stations are live as of January 2023.

Currently, Flowbird supports over 47,000 parking pay stations for 900 customers throughout the U.S. This implementation will add to Flowbird’s expanding list of cities in New Jersey including Trenton, Newark, Morristown, Rahway, and Bloomfield.

www.flowbird.group

Oak View Group Venue, Alerus Center, Partners with ParkMobile to Offer Parking in Grand Forks, North Dakota

January 11, 2023

 

 

 

Oak View Group Venue, Alerus Center, Partners with ParkMobile to Offer Parking in Grand Forks, North Dakota

 

 

 

ParkMobile is now available at Alerus Center, North Dakota’s largest convention and meeting center, marking the parking app’s first time in the state.

 

 

 

 

Grand Forks, ND – January 11, 2023 – ParkMobile, the #1 parking app in the U.S., is partnering with Alerus Center, Grand Fork’s premier entertainment and convention facility and part of the Oak View Group, to offer parking for events. The venue is home to the University of North Dakota football team and hosts regular concerts and events. Guests are now able to prepay for parking at 1,700 spots in nearby parking lots in advance of visiting the Center, guaranteeing a parking spot prior to arrival. Guests can prepay for parking via the ParkMobile app or the reservation site here.

“This is a new feature for our guests, and we are confident that ParkMobile’s quick and easy-to-use platform will win them over,” said Alerus Center General Manager Anna Rosburg. “Now, guests are able to prepay for parking before visiting Alerus Center, which we hope will improve the guest experience by reducing wait times and minimizing stress for our guests and for our parking crews.”

This is one of the first ParkMobile partnerships in North Dakota, although the app has over 43 million users nationwide. The parking app is available for both iPhone and Android devices and can also be accessed on amobile web browser.

Prepaying for a parking space is quick and easy. A user can go to the venue’s reservation site to view a full list of upcoming events with all the available parking options. A user searches for the event venue in the ParkMobile app or website and selects the event they want to park for. After the user confirms the purchase, it can be redeemed at the location using a mobile pass in the ParkMobile app, Apple Wallet, or a printed permit.

“We are thrilled to officially be live in North Dakota as we strive to expand our reach across the country. We look forward to introducing residents to the ParkMobile app,” added David Hoyt, Chief Revenue Officer and Managing Director for ParkMobile. “By offering ParkMobile at Alerus Center, guests will be able to enter  the facilities more seamlessly.”

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: Mark Lister, SVP of Marketing, mark.lister@parkmobile.io

Alerus Center Contact: Toryn Jones, Director of Marketing, Toryn.Jones@oakviewgroup.com

ZipBy rolls out another 3 ticketless sites in Annapolis MD and Washington DC

January 10, 2023

 

 

ZipBy rolls out another 3 ticketless sites in Annapolis MD and Washington DC

 

 

Los Angeles, CA, January 9, 2022:  ZipBy, a global leader in ticketless technology today announced the installation of 3 new sites:

  1. The Garage at West Garrett – 275 West St, Annapolis MD
  2. Ford’s Theatre – 950 F Street Northwest, Washington DC
  3. Hecht Warehouse – 1401 New York Ave NE, Washington DC

The off-street sites comprise ZipBy’s leading ticketless parking solution to give drivers a frictionless parking experience.

Drivers simply enter the parking garage via the ZipBy app and park. As they leave, ZipBy detects their exit and opens the barrier gate. No touching of cellphone or winding down of window is necessary. The parking fee is charged to their credit cards and a receipt emailed to them. No more waiting at the pay station to pay for parking.

About ZipBy:

ZipBy is the next generation of access control technology. ZipBy offers ticketless parking for off street, on street and surface lots, along with secure pedestrian and building access.

Please direct any media inquiries to Shirley Rodriguez: shirley.rodriguez@zipby.company

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