ParkDSM, Des Moines, Iowa’s, Parking App Powered by ParkMobile, Expands Partnership to Offer Parking Reservations
Users are now able to reserve parking in advance of events at Iowa Events Center via the ParkDSM app.
Des Moines, IA – November 15, 2022 – ParkMobile, the #1 parking app in the U.S., has expanded its partnership with ParkDSM, a parking app for the City of Des Moines, to offer parking reservations throughout the City of Des Moines. Through ParkDSM, reservations can be made for upcoming events at the Iowa Events Center, and more public and private off-street locations will be added soon. Reservations can be made via the ParkDSM app.
“As a result of the success of ParkDSM, we’ve expanded the app’s features to offer parking reservations throughout the city,” says John Davis, City Traffic Engineer from the City of De Moines. “Since launching ParkDSM in April, our residents have adopted the parking app and have been using it regularly. We’re excited to introduce parking reservations now and utilize another one of the great features ParkMobile offers.”
ParkMobile has grown rapidly across Iowa this year, with 180,000 users in the state and over 77,000 users in Des Moines. The app is available in Ames, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Iowa City, and Sioux City. The ParkDSM app can also be used to pay for parking anywhere ParkMobile is accepted. ParkMobile has over 41 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 “reserve” tab of the ParkDSM app to view a full list of upcoming events with all the available parking options. To make a parking reservation, users search for the event venue in the ParkDSM app and select 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.
“The ParkDSM app uses the same incredible technology as ParkMobile, so we’re thrilled to see the City of Des Moines add another one of our features to their city-branded parking app,” adds David Hoyt, Chief Revenue Officer and Managing Director, North America for ParkMobile. “We look forward to continuing our expansion across Iowa and the Midwest Region.”
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, email@example.com
ParkDSM Contact: Nola Aigner Davis, Communications Manager, NRAignerDavis@dmgov.org
The Parking Industry Expo and the Big Ten and Friends Parking and Transportation Conference, Announce Joint Event
The Parking Industry Expo and the Big Ten and Friends Parking and Transportation Conference are excited to announce that their joint 2023 conference events will be held on March 28-30 at the Schaumberg Convention Center, PIE Director Marcy Sparrow announced today.
The Big Ten and Friends will host 80 plus university parking, transit, and fleet leaders, who will be participating in the PIE seminars and exhibit hall along with university-specific programming. A highlight will be a panel session featuring university transportation experts on Thursday, March 30. During this interactive session, the experts will share their stories and answer questions from attendees.
Big Ten and Friends Parking and Transportation Conference representative Ross Allanson, CAPP, CPP, Director of Parking & Transportation Services at the University of Minnesota, said that he was pleased that the two organizations could come together after they paused their Big Ten conference while the country responded to COVID-19. Centrally located, Schaumburg, Illinois is an ideal location for a conference that brings together universities and colleges from across the nation.
The Parking Industry Expo is sponsored annually by Parking Today Magazine. In 2023, it will be held at the Schaumburg Convention Center adjacent to the Schaumburg Renaissance Hotel, a short 20-minute ride north of Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. The dates are March 28-30. For full information, log on to pieshow.parkingtoday.com
Veterans in Parking US and Veterans in Parking UK form a Strategic Partnership Alliance (SPA)
Veterans in Parking, Inc., and Veterans in Parking UK have agreed in principle to the creation of a Strategic Partnership Alliance (SPA) between the two organizations to further the mission of placing Military Veterans into meaningful and rewarding careers in the Parking and Transportation industries in the UK and the US. By working together on both sides of “the pond”, Veterans in Parking and Veterans in Parking UK will enjoy a larger geographical footprint, enhanced visibility and the opportunity to combine resources to further their common mission.
Veterans in Parking UK is a newly created initiative of the British Parking Association and is being organized and managed by Dean Fennell-Connell, UK Sales Director for Conduent Transportation. Dean can be reached via LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/deanfc/ or via telephone at +44 (0) 7771 964682. The British Parking Association is a UK based Not-For-Profit and point of contact is Dave Smith, Head of Communication and Marketing. Dave can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via telephone at +44 (0) 7342 854900
Veterans in Parking, Inc. is a US based Not-For-Profit 501(c)3 Charitable Organization and is managed by a Board of Directors throughout the US. The primary point of contact is: Douglas Cram, President and Founding Member. Doug can be reached via email at email@example.com or via telephone at +1 (770) 331-5864
Meet Your Peers, Improve Your Parking Facilities and Maximize Revenue: Join the Airport Parking Network Event 2022
From 27 – 29 November the 13th Airport Parking Network Event (APNE) will be taking place in Madrid. With representatives from over 200 international airports, APNE is the only networking event where airport parking operators and parking solution providers can come together to generate innovative solutions designed to improve airport parking services and maximize revenue.
Attendees create their own agenda, choosing from interactive workshops led by parking industry experts and open discussions amongst airport parking mangers focused on key trends, current challenges and hot topics within the airport parking niche. A tour of Madrid Airport’s parking facility is also on the agenda, as well as ample opportunities for attendees to network with their peers during dedicated breaks and an exclusive dinner.
Workshops topics this year include:
- Maximizing pre-book parking revenue
- Free flow parking and dynamic pricing
- Leveraging parking apps
- Connecting the dots from curbside to airside
- Flexible payment technology
- Adapting your customer journey in a rapidly changing world
- Ancillary revenue
- The impact of digitalization to operations and consumer behavior
- Elevating CX across the parking journey
- The power of data
And, round table discussions will include:
- Taking your airport business online
- Managing capacity and dealing with demand
- Dynamic pricing and yield management
- EV charging and going green
- Creating a winning ground access model
Jorrit Weerman, CEO of Parking Network explained what sets the Airport Parking Network Event apart, “From the beginning, our focus on productive networking and community building has set our event apart. Our goal has always been to bring airport parking managers and parking industry professionals together in an informal setting ideal for exchanging experiences, generating new ways of thinking, and building long and lasting relationships.
‘We are committed to driving the airport parking industry forward. Over the past 13 years we have helped facilitate many productive relationships and we continue to expand our agenda so that we can address even more challenges within the industry”.
For more information about the Airport Parking Network Event, and to register, visit: apne.parking-net.com
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About Parking Network
At Parking Network we connect parking professionals worldwide and provide the latest developments in the parking industry. From daily updated news to product showcases, job vacancies, tenders, upcoming events, literature and 1700 companies indexed in the Yellow Pages for the parking industry worldwide. Parking Network is an easy way to interact with people in your working field, and an effective and efficient method to generate new business contacts.
App-Free Parking Software and Payments Innovator TEZ Technology Announces Expansion of Sales Team
PLANO, Texas — App-free parking software and payments innovator TEZ Technology (“TEZ” or the “Company”) today announced it has expanded its sales team to accommodate the Company’s rapid growth trajectory. This expansion of the TEZ sales team includes the addition of three new sales professionals who will help the Company expand and support the adoption of the TEZ suite of mobile-enabled technology solutions throughout the country.
TEZ, whose customers include valet and self-park owners and operators of hospitality, retail, healthcare, Class-A office, mixed-use, residential, sports and entertainment, restaurants, and university and municipal assets, is a portfolio company of Tritium Partners, a private equity firm focused on technology and services companies.
Dedria Henry, CPP, joins TEZ as Regional Sales Manager in Chattanooga, TN. Dedria has ten years of diverse parking industry experience, most recently serving as Senior Operations Manager for REEF. Dedria will bring her valuable experience in operations to help TEZ’s current and prospective clients identify the technology solutions that will best support their operations, while facilitating the implementation process to support operator staff and customers.
Christen Woods also joins TEZ as Regional Sales Manager. Christen is an experienced sales professional who understands the needs and complexities of the parking industry and operators. She will also work with the TEZ team to identify and implement the best parking technology solutions for operators while helping to expand our footprint.
Raul Caycedo will serve as an Account Manager, supporting TEZ’s sales efforts in South Florida. Raul previously worked with professional operator, Miami Parking. Raul understands the needs and goals of parking operators, and the essential role of technology in conjunction with the evolution of the parking industry. Raul will play a vital role in TEZ’s efforts to continue to build the Florida market.
TEZ’s CEO Mike Simmons stated, “We are excited to add Dedria, Christen, and Raul to the TEZ team. Our top priority is to work and collaborate with our industry clients and partners as they implement our solutions to enhance their operations and capacities for accountability, automation, and customer engagement. We are thrilled to be supporting our clients’ diverse parking and mobility operations using our technology. The expansion of our sales team further enables TEZ to meet our clients where they are.”
About TEZ Technology
TEZ empowers owners and operators of parking related real estate to “go mobile” and generate significantly more revenue and efficiencies, automating traditional paper ticket processes, promoting client brand awareness, and greatly enhancing guest experiences. For more information visit https://teztechnology.com/
About Tritium Partners
Founded in 2013, Tritium Partners is a private equity firm focused on technology and services companies with exceptional growth potential. With more than $1.2 billion of assets under management, Tritium actively partners with talented founders and executives to build market-leading companies through high-growth strategies, while maintaining capital efficiency. For more information, please visit www.tritiumpartners.com.
Jason Barge Megan Leinart, LEED AP BD+C, CAPP / Leinart Consulting
Cleverciti: Welcome to Miami!
Cleverciti is thrilled to announce our new partnership with the Miami Parking Authority (MPA). Cleverciti will work with the MPA to enable them to improve curb management operations, reduce curb abuse, and create a “white glove” parking experience for drivers.
Effectively managing the curb in the trendy Midtown neighborhood of Miami has become increasingly difficult in recent years. As traffic has increased, so has congestion and curb abuse from all vehicle types. In response, the Miami Parking Authority (MPA) piloted various technologies to help resolve these issues yet struggled to find a comprehensive platform that simultaneously tackled curb abuse, delivered driver guidance, and integrated payment methods with real-time occupancy data to reveal compliance levels.
Fortunately, as the MPA was shaping a revised strategy they learned of the Cleverciti solution implemented in Redwood City, California that solved similar challenges. In partnership, the teams collaborated on a scalable solution designed to reduce congestion and curb management issues, while enhancing the driver experience for those parking in Midtown.
The initial phase of the MPA plan will concentrate on the heart of Midtown (Buena Vista Blvd, NE 1st Ave between 36thSt and 32nd St) and will include:
- 12 Circ 360 Ultras installed at intersections guiding drivers to available spaces.
- 43 sensors to monitor the complete curb providing a fully integrated view of payment compliance, occupancy status, and loading zone activity all from the Cleverciti Cockpit.
- The Cockpit will equip the MPA with new levels of analytical insights, full reporting features, heatmaps, a live view dashboard, and automated Clever Enforcement alerts to MPA staff to mitigate curb abuses.
- The MPA and Cleverciti will share data between systems using the Curb Data Specification (CDS), a digital tool created by the Open Mobility Foundation that helps cities and companies pilot and scale dynamic curb zones. The CDS provides a mechanism for expressing static and dynamic regulations, measuring activity at the curb, and developing policies that create more accessible, useful curbs.
As the project rolls-out, the MPA will use Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure congestion, curb abuse, and payment compliance. Based on project averages across Cleverciti’s global customer base, the MPA anticipates double-digit improvements in each category. Additionally, with access to Cleverciti’s comprehensive parking management platform, the MPA will look to integrate existing technologies to further streamline operations across its portfolio.
Cooperatively, the leadership of the MPA and Cleverciti have committed to finding and sharing answers to elusive curb management questions with the aim of moving the parking, mobility, and transportation industry forward collectively.
Clopay® Corporation Introduces VertiStack™ Clear Door
Innovative new compact stacking door maximizes ceiling space
while providing clear aesthetics.
Mason, OH –– Clopay® Corporation, a leader in closure products for commercial, residential, industrial, institutional, and retail applications, introduces the new VertiStack™ Clear Door, a unique compact door with vertically stacking sections, engineered to provide a clear, open ceiling and modern design. VertiStack Clear will be available in Clopay® Corporation’s Clopay, Cornell, and Cookson brands.
The door’s components take up minimal ceiling space, making room for mechanical, electrical, or plumbing fixtures, while the streamlined aesthetic brings the outside atmosphere in (and vice versa). Enabling building footprints to expand and encompass outside spaces makes VertiStack Clear a great choice for commercial establishments looking to embrace the natural environment, such as those in the hospitality industry, including restaurants, event venues, and more.
The product’s sleek look keeps lines and angles to a minimum and cleverly hides key mechanisms. “VertiStack Clear has no hinges or exposed tracks,” said Angela Quaglio, Product Manager, Clopay® Corporation. “The door is engineered to operate smoothly and quietly, so as not to disturb patrons while cycling. When open, the door’s sections can even be recessed into the ceiling, hiding them from view.”
Clear Choice for Energy Efficiency & Customization
Clear panels allow sunlight to fill interior spaces while the door is closed. To reduce air infiltration and keep building occupants comfortable, the door features built-in gaskets between the sections and a vinyl weather seal that clips into the guide channel. VertiStack Clear has been tested to ASTM E283 standards and meets the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC®) requirements for air infiltration, making the door an energy efficient choice.
Customizable to suit openings up to 14’ wide and 14’ tall, VertiStack Clear is available with glass, acrylic, or polycarbonate panels in tempered, frosted, insulated, and Low-E options in a variety of thickness from 1/8” to 5/8”. Specifiers may also choose from anodized finishes, including clear, black, bronze, and dark bronze, as well as paint finishes in chocolate, white, or bronze.
For assistance in selecting options and customizing VertiStack Clear to suit each individual project, architects and specifiers should visit www.architectdoorhelp.com.
To learn more about VertiStack Clear Door, please visit: www.cornelliron.com/product/vertistack.
About Clopay® Corporation
Founded in 1964, Clopay® Corporation (“Clopay”) is the largest manufacturer and marketer of garage doors and rolling steel doors in North America. The company sells residential and commercial overhead sectional doors through leading home center retail chains and a network of over 2,500 independent professional dealers under the brands Clopay, Ideal, and Holmes. Rolling steel doors and grilles for commercial, industrial, institutional, and retail use are sold under the Cornell and Cookson brands.
Adrienne Reitz, Director of Marketing Communications