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Flowbird: Clearwater, Florida Launches Pay by Text Solution – No App or Account Required

February 22, 2024

 

 

 

Clearwater, Florida Launches Pay by Text Solution – No App or Account Required

 

New parking payment option released ahead of Spring Break

 

 

 

Clearwater, Florida — The City of Clearwater, Florida has released Pay by Text, the latest advancement in the City’s parking convenience options, in partnership with Flowbird, the City’s parking kiosk provider. Pay by Text is an easy-to-use web-based solution that allows drivers to pay for their parking session directly from their phone without creating an account or downloading an app.

This latest feature adds another convenient way to pay when parking in city-owned parking spaces, lots, and garages in Clearwater, alongside the pay-on-foot parking meters and mobile payment apps.

How Pay by Text Works:

  1. Park your vehicle
  2. Text ‘CLEARWATER’ to 727563
  3. Receive a secure link to input your parking details – including license plate number, duration, and payment information
  4. Confirm the details to start your parking session

Information is sent to parking enforcement who can verify the vehicle is in compliance. That’s it! There is no need to create an account, download an app, or visit a kiosk.

“We are very excited about the launch of the Pay by Text service – just in time for visitors coming in for Spring Break,” said Clearwater Parking Manager, Jeremy Alleshouse, “This feature gives our residents and visitors even more convenience when they park in our bright and beautiful city.”

The Pay by Text solution is PCI-DSS certified, giving assurance to parkers that their data is protected. Once the parking session is complete, the payment information is encrypted and the card data is not stored. To provide the parker with future convenience, their mobile device can store the card number in an encrypted manner so the number does not have to be re-entered the next time a parking session is performed.

By implementing modernized parking solutions with convenient payment options, the City will be able to better manage parking turnover and visitor influx during peak periods. The City can help motorists stay in compliance with parking enforcement, reducing the number of citations.

Along with pay by text, visitors may still use the parking kiosks to pay for their parking session, as well as the Flowbird mobile app and Parkmobile.

Pay by Text is now live throughout the City of Clearwater.

About Flowbird

FLOWBIRD operates in 4,350 towns and cities across 80 countries. The company is constantly innovating and breaking new ground to help provide solutions. Its mission is to facilitate the individual journey and maximize a city’s unique mobility potential, while considering all city stakeholders and end-user experiences. Through its devices, elite service platform and teams, Flowbird enables a new era for maximizing urban harmony and value throughout the city’s core.

 

Blink Charging Chosen by City of Frederick, Maryland, for Downtown Electric Vehicle Charging Solutions

February 08, 2024

 

Blink Charging Chosen by City of Frederick, Maryland, for Downtown Electric Vehicle Charging Solutions

 

Electric vehicle drivers will be able to charge up on the new Blink chargers and enjoy the city’s sights at a ribbon cutting event on February 8, 2024.

Miami Beach, Fla., Feb. 08, 2024 — Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) (“Blink” or the “Company”), a leading global manufacturer, owner, operator, and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and services, announced today that the Company will be installing 20 IQ 200 chargers across four downtown parking garages in the City of Frederick, MD, for residents and visitors to utilize. A ribbon cutting event will mark the installation of the chargers on February 8, 2024, from 11:00-12:00 p.m. EST at the East All Saints parking garage located at 125 E All Saints St. in downtown Frederick.

The installation of 20 charging stations across the four designated parking garages – East All Saints, Carroll Creek, Court Street, and West Patrick – is a result of the City of Frederick’s plan to cater to the charging needs of residents lacking home charging options and visitors to the city. This strategic placement enables convenient vehicle charging for individuals during their downtown visits. These garages are strategically located near key retail, dining, and residential areas within the City of Frederick, enhancing accessibility for users.

“This expansion provides Blink Charging with the opportunity to expand our charging solutions into bustling cities, like Frederick,” said Mike Battaglia, Chief Operating Officer of Blink Charging. “Our mission is to meet electric vehicle drivers, whether residents or visitors, with the convenience of charging on-the-go. We look forward to electrifying the City of Frederick and revolutionizing the future of transportation in the city.”

The collaboration between Blink Charging and the City of Frederick signifies a groundbreaking advancement in the expansion and innovation of EV charging infrastructure. The City of Frederick Department of Economic Development is the proprietor and operator of all four parking garage locations. In a bid to enhance service, it is introducing membership options for residents, ensuring secured access to charging spots, granting them the flexibility to charge their vehicles at their convenience. This initiative is designed to cater to residents and frequent visitors to Frederick, providing added convenience for their trips to the city.

“Frederick attracts nearly 2 million outside visitors per year on top of local transient trips by residents and workers, and in 2023 alone, we saw an uptick of 50% in the number of trips made by EVs. Our downtown parking system, ParkFrederick, strives to be easy to use so the city can continue to encourage tourism spending and prioritize expanding employment. The 20 new Blink chargers represent a huge step toward Frederick providing more charging options.” said Richard Griffin, Director of Economic Development for the City of Frederick.

“The introduction of these new EV charging stations within our downtown parking garages will enhance the convenience of EV ownership and reaffirms the City’s dedication to reducing our carbon footprint,” said Mayor of Frederick, Michael O’Connor. “Efforts like these are why I believe that together with Blink, we are powering Frederick towards a greener, more sustainable future.”

“We’re so excited to offer EV charging options for both residents and visitors alike,” said Jenny Willoughby, the City’s Sustainability Manager. “These chargers will contribute to the reduction of tailpipe emissions and ultimately help improve air quality in the city and the broader region.”

“Increasing the number of EV charging stations is a crucial step toward improving equitable access to clean energy and transportation. The Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition is proud to have supported this important initiative to ensure that all communities have access to EV chargers,” said Antoine M. Thompson, CEO/Executive Director of the Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition.

Blink, under the Mid-Atlantic Electrification Partnership through Virginia Energy, recently deployed charging stations in Frederick. These Level 2 (L2) charging stations, strategically placed across six hotel locations in Virginia, Washington D.C., and Maryland, cater to EV drivers, providing them the convenience of charging on-the-go during their visits. Blink’s initiative in the City of Frederick contributes to making EV charging more convenient and accessible for electric vehicle drivers.

About Blink Charging
Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK), a global leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment, has contracted, sold, or deployed nearly 85,000 charging ports worldwide, many of which are networked EV charging stations, enabling EV drivers to charge at any of Blink’s charging locations easily. Blink’s principal line of products and services includes the Blink EV charging network (“Blink Network”), EV charging equipment, EV charging services, and the products and services of recent acquisitions, including SemaConnect, Blue Corner, BlueLA, and Envoy. The Blink Network uses proprietary, cloud-based software that operates, maintains, and tracks the EV charging stations connected to the network and the associated charging data. With global EV purchases forecasted to half of passenger cars sold in the US by 2030, Blink has established key strategic partnerships for rolling out adoption across numerous location types, including parking facilities, multifamily residences and condos, workplace locations, health care/medical facilities, schools and universities, airports, auto dealers, hotels, mixed-use municipal locations, parks and recreation areas, religious institutions, restaurants, retailers, stadiums, supermarkets, and transportation hubs.

For more information, please visit https://www.blinkcharging.com/.

Forward-Looking Statements
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Nipunika Coe
PR@BlinkCharging.com
305-521-0200 ext. 266

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ParkMobile’s Mobile Parking Payment App Launched at Purdue University

November 16, 2023

 

ParkMobile’s Mobile Parking Payment App Launched at Purdue University

 

 

ParkMobile partnered with the university to bring its parking app to West Lafayette campus

 

 

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Nov. 16, 2023  — ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America and part of EasyPark Group, has partnered with Purdue University to integrate its mobile parking payment solution across campus. With the transition from Purdue’s previous provider, students and visitors are now able to pay for a parking spot via the ParkMobile app or web browser. Additional ParkMobile information can be found on the Purdue University Parking website including a “How to use ParkMobile” video and live map that shows all ParkMobile parking spots on campus.

“As we continue to extend our market presence in North America and inch toward our goal of making cities more livable, we’re thrilled to partner with Purdue University to bring our app to its campus. With school in full swing, students and visitors of the university will now be able to easily pay for a parking spot right from their mobile device,” said David Hoyt, managing director of ParkMobile.

This year, ParkMobile is prioritizing strategic partnerships with colleges and universities to create a seamless, stress-free experience for students and visitors. ParkMobile serves over 140 colleges and universities, with 737,319 users in Indianaand reach in primary cities in nearby states.

“With the adoption of ParkMobile, we’re able to modernize and increase parking services, like the map within the app that shows hourly spots on campus,” said Rob Wynkoop, vice president of Auxiliary Services at Purdue University. “As we continue to evaluate short-term parking and add more ParkMobile spaces at strategic locations throughout campus, the map will reflect those.”

ParkMobile is available for both iPhone and Android devices, and can be accessed on a mobile web browser. To pay for parking via the ParkMobile app or website, users will enter the zone number or scan the QR code found on the signs located within the lot or near individual parking spots, choose the duration of time they wish to park and touch the “start parking” button. Users can easily extend their parking sessions after they have paid for parking via the ParkMobile app.

About ParkMobile

ParkMobile, LLC is the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America and part of the global parking tech company, EasyPark Group. With the vision to make cities more livable, EasyPark Group owns and develops the apps EasyPark, ParkMobile, RingGo and Park-line, and operates in over 4,000 cities across more than 20 countries. ParkMobile offers digital solutions to quickly find and pay for on-street and off-street parking via a mobile device. The company also offers parking reservations at stadiums, venues, and metro area garages. ParkMobile’s technology is used in thousands of locations across the U.S., including 8 of the top 10 cities, as well as college campuses and airports. ParkMobile has been named to the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Pacesetter Award list, the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Top Workplaces and won the 2022 Stevie Awards for Best Mobile On-Demand Application. Visit ParkMobile.io or @ParkMobile on Twitter for the latest news and information. For EasyPark Group news, visit easyparkgroup.com.

CONTACT:

Haley Haas
PR Manager, US
404-580-0112
haley.haas@parkmobile.io

TKH Security: Horseshoe St Louis to revolutionize the parking experience for guests with a state-of-the-art Automated Parking Guidance System

November 15, 2023

TKH Security: Horseshoe St Louis to revolutionize the parking experience for guests with a state-of-the-art Automated Parking Guidance System

 

 

Cheshire, CT  – TKH Security (formerly Park Assist) is thrilled to announce its recent collaboration with Horseshoe St Louis in St Louis, Missouri. The core of the partnership is the installation of a state-of-the-art Automated Parking Guidance System (APGS), ushering in a new era of parking efficiency and convenience for Horseshoe St Louis and its patrons.

Horseshoe St Louis is a premier casino and entertainment destination in St. Louis, Missouri. With the installation of TKH Security’s APGS, the casino aims to elevate the experience of guests and employees alike in its 867-space, four story parking garage.

TKH Security’s APGS optimizes parking facility management and enhances the parker’s experience from initial garage entry to an open space. Monitoring up to six parking spaces simultaneously, the M5 camera-based smart sensor is the core of the APGS. Sensors utilize streaming HD video 24/7 to provide operators with real-time occupancy data for each parking bay. With 99%+ accuracy, M5 sensors ensure precise and up-to-date information about space availability. Green and red LED lights on the sensors navigate parkers to the available spaces, reducing the time to park by up to 63%.

“We’re pleased to be selected by Horseshoe St Louis in their quest to elevate customer satisfaction through innovative parking solutions. This partnership showcases our dedication to transforming the parking experience for casinos and entertainment venues,” said Jeff Sparrow, Director of Sales, North America. “We anticipate installation completion in early 2024.”

Their APGS package also includes:

  • LCD Signage: Large LCD displays provide clear, user-friendly information, ensuring a seamless parking experience for all users.
  • Park Alerts: Real-time alerts notify operators when certain vehicles enter the building, including special guests and persons who are banned, if someone parks in a restricted space, or if someone overstays their limited-time space.
  • Park Surveillance: By capturing streaming video when motion is detected or continuously, operators can be on the lookout for suspicious activity in a more efficient way than ever before. Plus, since recordings can be saved up to 90 days, security can easily work with authorities when needed.
  • API Package: The API package allows Horseshoe St Louis to both integrate the system seamlessly with their existing infrastructure and connect securely to a limitless set of third-party parking related solutions, creating a customized and robust solution.
  • INX Integration: INX provides Horseshoe St Louis with powerful data analytics and reporting tools, enabling them to make data-driven decisions for ongoing improvements to their parking operations. Real-time and historical actionable data includes: occupancy, dwell, turnover, heatmaps, frequency, trends, comparative analysis, and environmental conditions.

TKH Security is proud to partner with Schaeffer Electric Co on this project.

Parkable partners with Engrain to provide parking efficiencies across multi-tenanted buildings

October 30, 2023

Parkable partners with Engrain to provide parking efficiencies across multi-tenanted buildings

 

 

 

DENVER, Oct. 30, 2023 — Parkable, the leading Parking Management Software, has announced an integration with Engrain, a recognized leader in next-generation touring technology and map-based data visualization.

The combination of Parkable’s Multi-Tenant Platform and Engrain’s Unit Map technology will now allow commercial and multifamily property owners and managers to better visualize and understand the utilization of their parking spaces.

Property managers can often find it challenging to manage parking lots shared amongst multiple tenants and residents with the prevalence of vacant spaces, combined with the absence of effective tools to encourage multi-use parking.

There is often a lack of visibility as to how the parking area is used, resulting in the inability to monetize parking and make the best use of the spaces available. The complexity of accommodating how tenants use parking allocations, such as whether they’re workers, guests, or residential parkers, creates further challenges.

The integration of Engrain’s Unit Maps into the Parkable platform creates efficiencies and convenience to parking management. With dynamic maps of car parks now accessible on the Parkable admin panel, property managers can get direct insights into their parking spaces, streamline their parking operations, and maximize revenue.

Through real-time interactivity, the admin panel map accurately mirrors the layout of the car park, with parking spaces color-coded based on their type and status, such as: allocated, occupied, unused, Electric Vehicle, Visitor and more.

The enhanced map experience also lets spaces be easily filtered by specific groups, tenants or types.

“Until now, parking for commercial properties has been a hassle. With many property managers and owners having to shuffle car parking arrangements to secure a new tenant, and manage the day to day of car parking. With the Parkable Multi-Tenant Platform, property managers can easily view, adjust, and confirm parking permits and licenses in one place, making both the initial rent up, and the ongoing operations easy & profitable” says Parkable CEO, Toby Littin.

“Shifting away from traditional management methods like spreadsheets and static maps, this integration directly addresses typical parking pain points,” he says.

“Every real estate software application should have a relevant map, it feels like a no-brainer but it’s surprising how many don’t!” says Engrain CEO, Brent Steiner.  “Our vision is to partner with innovators like Parkable who are solving real estate’s hardest problems by providing map visualization via modern APIs,” he says. “Underutilized and under-monetized parking is both a problem and an opportunity for commercial and multifamily owners and operators and this partnership offers a great option,” says Steiner.

Beyond these benefits, Parkable offers broader advantages.

“Our new Multi-Tenant foundation provides visibility into parking spaces and leases, enabling reporting and management across tenants, reducing administrative time, and maintaining a comprehensive record,” says Littin.   “With this integration, we are a step closer to completely redefining the commercial parking landscape,” he concludes.

About Parkable: 
Parkable is committed to simplifying parking management and enhancing the overall experience. Key benefits include:

  1. Better utilization of parking spaces: Through booking and sharing, Parkable’s integrated platform addresses supply and demand challenges between office occupiers, maximizes parking space usage, reducing vacancies, and boosting revenue from parking assets.
  2. Streamlined parking management: With features and interactive maps on the admin panel, property managers can save valuable time and effort in parking administration.
  3. Enhanced tenant and employee satisfaction: Providing a user-friendly app for tenants and enabling bookings and sharing of unused parking spaces enhances tenant satisfaction and fosters a positive tenant community.
  4. Improved parking efficiency: Parkable’s parking management system automates processes and provides records of service, reducing parking administration.
  5. Data-driven insights: Data and analytics empowers property managers to make informed decisions and improve parking operations.

For more information, go to parkable.com.

About Engrain: 
Engrain is transforming the way people find, lease and manage property. Its leading products are SightMap, an interactive property map platform and TouchTour, a dynamic onsite showcase, and Asset Intelligence, a map-based data visualization tool. Engrain’s advanced integrations and proprietary mapping technology offer solutions for any real estate technology stack.
The company is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. For more information, go to engrain.com.

Note: The details and information provided in this press release are accurate as of the date of release. Further updates and relevant information may be available on the official website of Parkable at www.parkable.com

Media Contact:
Morgan Dzak
morgan@linnelltaylor.com

AppyWay partners with Connected Kerb to revolutionise electric vehicle charging and parking

October 25, 2023

 

 

 

AppyWay partners with Connected Kerb to revolutionise electric vehicle charging and parking

 

 

 

  • The UK needs to deploy 300,000 more electric vehicle (EV) chargers in the next decade to meet driver demands ahead of the 2035 ban on the sale of new internal combustion engine vehicles.
  • AppyWay and Connected Kerb have partnered to transform the way drivers find available EV charging bays and how councils deploy, manage, and monitor charging infrastructure.
  • The partnership includes the integration of Connected Kerb’s charging solution with AppyWay’s The Parking Platform™ real-time bay occupancy and insights.
  • The partnership and integration will empower councils with the information they need to monitor EV charging facilities and plan rollout to scale their decarbonisation and net-zero ambitions.

Tuesday 24th October 2023, London, UK: AppyWay, Europe’s most-awarded intelligent parking and kerbside management company, is excited to announce its strategic partnership with Connected Kerb, an industry-leading provider of electric vehicle charging infrastructure. This collaboration aims to reshape electric vehicle charging and parking solutions, enhancing convenience and accessibility for EV drivers, whilst helping the local governments unlock the insights, they need to meet their net-zero targets.

Through the integration of The Parking Platform™ powered by AppyWay and Connected Kerb’s cutting-edge charging infrastructure, a seamless ecosystem has been created, allowing drivers to effortlessly locate available electric vehicle charging bays. This innovation addresses the “range anxiety” EV drivers find they experience when searching for charging facilities during their journey or at their destination.

For local governments, the solution empowers them with the tools they need to make, monitor and monitise EV charging bays, and provides them with the real-time insights and historical data needed to scale charging infrastructure rollout effectively and seamlessly.

As environmental concerns and government-led initiatives such as the ULEZ expansion continue to drive the adoption of electric vehicles, AppyWay and Connected Kerb’s integration is leading the charge in enabling local governments to meet the charging demands of today’s EV drivers and prepare for the 2035 ban on the sale of new internal combustion engine vehicles.

Dan Hubert, Founder & CEO of AppyWay, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership: “Teaming up with Connected Kerb marks another significant milestone in our mission to help cities decarbonise through innovative technology. The UK is at a pivotal moment in its EV charge point rollout and it’s the decisions that are made today that will impact whether local governments meet their infrastructure targets by 2035. Partnerships such as this are crucial in understanding charging demand and planning rollout in a scalable manner. By integrating The Parking Platform™ with Connected Kerb’s charging solutions, we’re making electric vehicle charging and parking a hassle-free experience for everyone, drivers and local authorities alike.”

Connected Kerb’s Head of Digital, Ben Boutcher-West also shared his excitement: “Our collaboration with AppyWay is a pivotal moment in making electric vehicle charging infrastructure reliable, inclusive and convenient for everyone. Together, we are poised to deliver a hassle-free charging experience for drivers and make it easy for councils to manage and monitor charging infrastructure, while also putting our planet first.”

The partnership between AppyWay and Connected Kerb represents a sizable step towards encouraging and accelerating electric vehicle adoption, and the rollout of charging infrastructure. The integrated solution is already being used by the likes of Coventry City Council and is set to roll out further, ushering in a new era of efficient, convenient, and eco-friendly electric vehicle charging and monitoring.

For interviews or further information:

Georgia Tomkins

Marketing Manager, AppyWay

georgia.tomkins@appyway.com

07944 266 823

AppyWay

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AppyWay exists to help cities decarbonise from the kerb up. We see the kerb as a catalyst – the key to powering progress with the most pressing urban mobility challenges.

Our platform of data, APIs and tools provide digital kerbside management solutions that enables sustainable mobility whilst better connecting cities with people and businesses.

Through close collaboration and industry leading partnerships, the AppyWay platform effectively acts as a ‘future mobility’ conduit between the public and private sector:

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Fleets and Drivers

AppyWay business solutions keep people, goods and cities flowing. A full eco-system of comprehensive kerbside data APIs, payment solutions and CAV integrations improves kerb interactions for local enterprises, customers, deliveries, and fleets alike.

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Connected Kerb

 

Connected Kerb is one of the UK’s leading electric vehicle charging companies, on a mission to change the world for good – one charge at a time.

Its aim is to make EV charging inclusive, convenient, and reliable for everyone. The company delivers on-street community EV charging and works with local authorities to support residents who are unable to charge at home. Connected Kerb also installs future-proof EV charging infrastructure at workplaces, retail destinations, car parks, commercial real-estate and for residential developers.

As smart cities of the future develop, Connected Kerb’s charge points support Internet of Things (IoT) and other future technologies designed to have a positive impact on people and the planet. The company is committed to the future of sustainable mobility and aims to ensure that no one in the UK lives further than a five-minute walk from a charger.

 

ParkMobile Hits New Record with 50 Million Users

June 29, 2023

 

ParkMobile Hits New Record with 50 Million Users

As the number of drivers on the road continues to surge, ParkMobile expands its support to cater to its users

 

 

Atlanta, GA – Today, ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America and part of the EasyPark Group, announced that the Atlanta-based company has reached the 50 million user milestone as it continues to expand across North America.

Since being founded in 2008, ParkMobile has processed over 98 billion minutes of parking. Throughout North America, ParkMobile has seen an increase in users by 200 percent in the last two years as customers search for smarter ways to quickly find and pay for on-street and off-street parking. ParkMobile is available at two million parking spaces across the country, with accessibility in over 600 cities and municipalities and 140 colleges and universities.

“We’re on a mission to make cities more livable by offering a convenient digital parking app, innovative product offerings and unparalleled data and service to cities, venues and universities alike,” said David Hoyt, Managing Director of ParkMobile. “Looking ahead, there’s no signs of slowing down, as we continue to roll out new product features, services and expand in key markets.”

Contributing to the growth, ParkMobile has entered new markets and venues across North America, including Omaha, Nebraska, Hermosa Beach, California, Secaucus, New Jersey, National Western Complex in Colorado, Liberty Park in Tennessee and New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in Louisiana. In 2022, the company also launched in Boston, Massachusetts, one of their largest market launches to-date.

ParkMobile also recently launched the dynamic island app capabilities, which enables users to conveniently check the amount of time left for their parking session directly from their phone’s lock screen. The company will continue to roll out new product offerings to meet consumer demands, modeling the platform after their EU counterparts, EasyPark.

Cameron Clayton, CEO of EasyPark Group, said of the milestone, “ParkMobile, together with EasyPark Group, has made significant strides in reaching our mission of making cities more livable through expansion across North America. With the strength of our global company, we are on an exciting growth journey and I’m excited for the future of our business.”

To learn more about ParkMobile visit https://parkmobile.io/.

Press contact
ParkMobile: Haley Haas, PR Manager North America,
haley.haas@parkmobile.io, 404-580-0112 Follow EasyPark Group in our newsroom: www.easyparkgroup.com/news

About ParkMobile
ParkMobile, LLC is the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America and part of the global parking tech company, EasyPark Group. With the vision to make cities more livable, EasyPark Group owns and develops the apps EasyPark, PARK NOW, ParkMobile, RingGo and Park-line, and operates in over 3,200 cities across more than 20 countries. ParkMobile offers digital solutions to quickly find and pay for on-street and off-street parking via a mobile device. The company also offers parking reservations at stadiums, venues, and metro area garages. ParkMobile’s technology is used in thousands of locations across the U.S., including 8 of the top 10 cities, as well as college campuses and airports. ParkMobile has been named to the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Pacesetter Award list, the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Top Workplaces and won the 2022 Stevie Awards for Best Mobile On-Demand Application. Visit ParkMobile.io or @ParkMobile on Twitter for the latest news and information. For EasyPark Group news, visit easyparkgroup.com.

Modii Collaborates with St. Augustine, FL to Implement A New Era of Efficient Parking For The City

June 15, 2023

 

 

 

Modii Collaborates with St. Augustine, FL to Implement A New Era of Efficient Parking For The City

 

 

 St. Augustine, FL. June 15, 2023– Modii, a leader in smart mobility solutions, in collaboration with the City of St. Augustine is pleased to announce the launch of the St. Augustine Parking Finder website. The digital parking platform is designed to improve the parking experience for both tourists and residents – ensuring they are able to easily identify parking options and availability prior to visiting the historic downtown area. Drivers in St. Augustine are provided with efficient and convenient parking options directly to their phone, while also cutting the congestion caused by those circling to find parking.

Key to the Parking Finder is the ability to see up-to-the-minute parking conditions, as well as live availability in the Historic Downtown Parking Facility, a 1,200 space parking garage. This will significantly help to reduce the time and frustration that the 6 million annual visitors to St. Augustine experience when parking, making it easier for everyone to find a convenient spot when visiting the city on vacation, dining or shopping.

“We are thrilled to announce the launch of our smart parking platform in a city as historic as St. Augustine,” said Mark Frumar, President at Modii. “We believe that our technology will greatly benefit both the city, its residents and visitors by improving the experience of everyone visiting the area.”

Another major benefit to Modii’s smart parking innovation is the ability for parking administrators to make better-informed decisions in regards to the allocation of parking at peak times. The technology will allow parking administrators to easily update parking information and rules at any given point, to help with road closures, city events and more, reducing confusion and frustration while making it easier for everyone to park safely and legally.

“We are excited to collaborate with Modii to implement the St. Augustine Parking Finder website,” said Reuben Franklin, Assistant City Manager. “This innovative digital platform will greatly enhance the parking experience for residents and tourists visiting our historic downtown area. By leveraging real-time parking information and cutting-edge technology, we can alleviate congestion, improve traffic flow, and ensure that everyone can find parking options easily.”

Through a collaborative effort that involved the expertise and support of Smart North Florida, a leading organization dedicated to advancing smart city initiatives, this innovative digital platform will greatly enhance the parking experience for residents and tourists visiting the historic downtown area.

“The deployment of Modii in the City of St. Augustine is a powerful example of public sector innovation. We’re excited about this launch and feel that it best exemplifies the collaborative approach to making smart communities a reality. We’re grateful that Smart North Florida played a small part in this partnership”, said Clayton Levins, Executive Director at Smart North Florida.

The St. Augustine Parking Finder is the perfect tool for anyone who lives in or visits St. Augustine and needs to know the best places to park or to better understand parking regulations. With a view to further expand incorporating multi-modal transportation options, Modii is helping to reduce frustration for both residents and visitors, while also making the city’s streets safer and less congested. 

Modii’s innovative solutions have already been successfully implemented in multiple cities across the United States, as well as several of the largest university campuses. The company is committed to making parking and mobility easier for all – parking administrators, locals and visitors. If you’re in St. Augustine and need help finding parking, be sure to check out theSt. Augustine Parking Finder– It’s a smart solution for a modern problem.

About Modii 

Modiiprovides modern mobility solutions via a unified platform of digital infrastructure, data integration, and parking intelligence. The innovative technology supports the digital transformation of urban areas and campuses while empowering thoughtful parking planning through data-driven insights.

Alina Prioteasa

Marketing Manager

Modii Inc.

1700 Lincoln St., 17th Floor, Denver, CO 80203
W: www.modii.co | E: alina@modii.co | L: LinkedIn

 

Cleverciti and Trojan Energy Team Up to Help London EV Drivers Find Available On-Street Charging

April 12, 2023

 

Cleverciti and Trojan Energy Team Up to Help London EV Drivers Find Available On-Street Charging

 

 

 

Cleverciti has partnered with Trojan Energy to provide electric vehicle drivers with real-time EV parking space availability. The initiative integrates Trojan’s electric vehicle charging stations with Cleverciti parking occupancy sensors to monitor on-street parking spaces throughout the London Boroughs of Barnet and Camden, and notify local EV users when a charging space is available near their residence.

Scottish-based Trojan Energy develops, manufactures, deploys, and operates “the next generation of electric vehicle charging points.” Trojan is committed to providing on-street vehicle charging to the millions of drivers throughout the UK who do not have private parking spaces at their residences. Each Trojan Energy charging hub adds up to 15 on-street EV charging spaces. This allows neighborhoods to equip entire blocks with EV charging stations, while not reducing the availability of parking spaces for existing gas-powered vehicles.

Trojan is also dedicated to reducing instances of “ICE-ing” in which electric vehicle drivers are “ICEd” out of potential charging spaces by internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. The goal is to “DE-ICE” street parking while creating a more convenient parking experience for local EV drivers.

In London (and throughout the UK) it is becoming more difficult to zone off ever-increasing numbers of charging spaces exclusively for EV users. All on-street parking spaces, even if equipped with Trojan EV charging stations, are available to all drivers. This project integrated the Cleverciti Sensor with Trojan’s network to notify local EV users via mobile app immediately when a parking space becomes available on their street. The system removes the tension between EV drivers and ICE vehicle drivers, offering everyone the same access to on-street parking, yet giving EV drivers the advantage in the search for parking.

Trojan retained Cleverciti to incorporate its innovative sensor technology. The sensors monitor on-street parking spaces and deliver real-time parking availability to registered EV users. With a range of up to 220 degrees, each Cleverciti Sensor can cover up to 100 parking spaces (depending on its mounting height) and can measure the exact GPS position and size of open parking spaces.

Cleverciti worked with Trojan to install the sensors on existing street infrastructure. Parking availability information is updated in real-time, providing drivers with trustworthy insight into available spaces and notifying them as soon as a charging-capable parking space becomes free in their neighborhood.

Mark Constable, Trojan’s Head of Marketing & Public Affairs stated, “The Cleverciti solution has been an extremely powerful tool to allow us to maximize the utilization of Trojan EV spaces throughout the Boroughs of Camden and Barnet. Our ability to provide parking availability data to our EV users significantly improves their parking experience, while creating a more equitable solution for everyone.”

The initiative between Trojan and Cleverciti will continue to have a significant impact on the future integration and success of EVs throughout London and beyond. This approach improves EV charging utilization, allows municipalities to introduce EV charging spaces on a larger scale, and increases consumer confidence to commit to an electric vehicle.

To learn more about Trojan Energy, visit https://trojan.energy/.

To learn more about Cleverciti, visit https://www.cleverciti.com.

https://www.cleverciti.com/en/resources/blog/cleverciti-and-trojan-energy-team-up-to-help-london-ev-drivers-find-available-on-street-charging

Icon Parking Acquired by President/CEO John D. Smith and Arkview Capital

April 05, 2023

 

 

 

Icon Parking Acquired by President/CEO John D. Smith and Arkview Capital

 

 

 

Creates one of the largest minority-owned parking and mobility service providers in the U.S.

New ownership team seeks to deploy largest EV charging infrastructure in NYC, expand Icon nationally, and evolve its breadth of services to a fully integrated facilities service provider

 

New York –  – Icon Parking announced today a management buyout, led by its President and CEO John D. Smith and Arkview Capital, a leading minority-certified private equity fund focused on investing in minority business enterprises, to create the largest minority-owned parking and mobility service provider in New York City and one of the largest in the U.S. As a minority-owned business, Icon will seek to expand nationally, growing its existing footprint of nearly 200 locations in the New York City metropolitan area, New Jersey, and Boston.

“As a leading parking management and mobility services provider in one of the most complex parking markets in the world, Icon is uniquely positioned to leverage its brand — with 76 years of operating history along with its new digital and advanced analytics platform — to accelerate the transformation of the US parking industry,” said Smith, who has led Icon since January 2020.  “When you combine our leadership talent, operating scale, and capabilities with minority ownership, it affords us access and opportunity to harness this tremendous growth opportunity.”

Under the new ownership, Icon will accelerate its commitment to EV infrastructure and add up to 2,000 EV charging units across its portfolio of nearly 200 garages. The company will also look for expansion opportunities into other top gateway cities, such as Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, and Washington D.C.

“John and his team have transformed Icon, disrupting the parking industry with an unsurpassed customer experience, and unique digital and analytics capabilities, creating the perfect platform to scale nationally,” said Joon Chang, a Co-founder of Arkview Capital, an MBE certified fund. “Under John’s stewardship we are excited to invest in Icon’s growth, as they are poised to capitalize on new revenue opportunities nationwide.”

“We’re thrilled to have an equity partner in Arkview that not only shares our vision of scaling nationally as a minority-owned business but has an established track record of working with management teams for long-term success and significant value creation,” said Smith.

“I am excited to see private equity capital supporting an impressive management team to create one of the largest minority-owned parking operators and to help them execute on an ambitious business plan,” stated Joset Wright-Lacy, former President of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (“NMSDC”) and advisor to Arkview. “The acquisition of Icon is a prominent example of how minority-owned businesses can access capital and help corporations to increase their use of and spend with diverse suppliers.”

Genesis Bank facilitated the transaction. Greenberg Traurig served as legal counsel to Arkview Capital and Davis Polk served as legal counsel to the sellers.

 

About Icon Parking

Founded in 1947, Icon is the largest minority owned parking management and mobility services provider in New York City metro and one of the largest in the nation with almost 200 locations.  Icon leverages its digital and advanced analytics platform to provide parking operations, management, and related services to clients through extraordinarily engaged team members across Commercial Office Buildings and Real Estate, Food and Beverage, Municipalities, Sports and Entertainment, Retail, and Healthcare, that result in exceptional customer, resident, and tenant experiences.  Icon’s mission is to simplify city life, one customer at a time by connecting them to where they live, work, and play; and believes, “Parking is just the start!” For more information, please go to www.iconparking.com.

About Arkview Capital

Arkview Capital is a minority-certified private equity fund focused on investing in diversity-oriented businesses. As a Minority Business Enterprise (“MBE”) certified by the NMSDC, Arkview believes that companies aligned with their diverse customer base will outperform long-term. Arkview provides capital to businesses serving diverse communities, partners with diverse founders, and promotes diversity within procurement and supply chains of leading Fortune 1000 companies.

 

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