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James MacKay Becomes 3rd Generation President of J.J. MacKay Canada Limited

June 08, 2023

James MacKay Becomes 3rd Generation President of J.J. MacKay Canada Limited

 

 

 

NEW GLASGOW, Nova Scotia, June 08, 2023  — J.J. MacKay Canada Limited today announced that James MacKay has been named President as George MacKay enters retirement. James MacKay previously held the position of Vice President Sales.

“Together, we have worked hand in hand the past 15 years to evolve the company and the product offerings that we have today. I am very proud of the commitment and tenacity that James has shown over the years in growing and promoting MacKay, and I am excited to see even more innovative products, create ever greater value to our customers across North America and around the world,” said George MacKay.

Since joining the company in 2007, James has become the driving force behind many of MacKay’s unique offerings. Always listening to what customers are looking for, James has spearheaded the development of new hardware designs, improvements, and administered software enhancements. Most notably has been the new design and development of the mkBeacon™ parking meter and the MacKay Tango™ pay station.

“I am honored to become President of our family business. I grew up in the parking industry so it is fitting that I am able to now lead our organization into its next evolution and continue its legacy,” said James MacKay. “I remain committed to providing quality services and innovative solutions that our customers have come to know and expect from MacKay.”

Although stepping down from the daily operation and role of President that George MacKay has held for over forty (40) years, he will continue as a member of the Board of Directors. “Technology has brought many changes to parking. James is passionate about the possibilities that technology brings to the industry and has a vision for the future. I really appreciate the great work done by our incredible people during my time leading MacKay and I am confident that our growth will only accelerate in the years to come under James’ leadership,” said George MacKay.

About J.J. MacKay Canada Limited:

J.J. MacKay Canada Limited is a Nova Scotia based company and an industry leader in the manufacture and supply of innovative parking equipment and parking solutions. We have been providing our parking products, services and solutions to Canadian, US, and international clients for over 60 years. The parking IT solutions we provide include traditional client/server applications with associated databases installed at our client sites, as well as products that require customized software development, mobile applications, web based (remote) applications and client data hosting. Our web site is https://mackaymeters.com

For additional information, contact:

James MacKay, President
Tel: 1-888-462-2529 x 295
Email: james.mackay@mackaymeters.com

78% of Americans Would Consider Renting an EV as a Way to ‘Try Before they Buy’ According to Verra Mobility Survey

June 07, 2023

 

78% of Americans Would Consider Renting an EV as a Way to ‘Try Before they Buy’ According to Verra Mobility Survey

 

 

Misconceptions on charging and maintenance rank among the top concerns from majority of U.S. drivers despite growing popularity of electric vehicles

MESA, Ariz., June 7, 2023  — Verra Mobility Corporation (NASDAQ: VRRM), a leading provider of smart mobility technology solutions, today released a new report, “The State of EVs, 2023 Report on Smart Mobility” on consumer perceptions of electric vehicles (EVs). Verra Mobility polled 2,000 Americans aged 25 and older on their perspective around renting an EV, and views around safety, convenience, and the decision to purchase one in 2023. The survey had many surprising findings including that 78% of Americans would consider renting an EV as a way to ‘test drive’ the technology before buying.

According to research from Modor Intelligence, the EV rental car market was valued at $9.13 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach $20.42 billion by 2027. Verra Mobility found that 27% of survey respondents had previously rented an EV (19% for personal use, and 8% for business). Of those who had rented an EV, 64% would consider buying an EV based on their driving experience.

“Renting an EV is a helpful way to get drivers more comfortable and alleviate concerns,” said Steve Lalla, executive vice president of commercial services at Verra Mobility. “For many people, driving an EV isn’t intuitive. There’s anxiety around the unknown, like maintenance, locating charging stations and how to pay to recharge.”

Verra Mobility’s survey also explored perceptions around EVs, finding that 63% of respondents expected maintenance costs to be higher with EVs versus gas vehicles, despite research from Car & Driver finding the opposite to be true. Survey respondents also thought incidents of roadside assistance would be greater with EVs. However, 77% of respondents felt that EVs were as safe or safer than gas powered automobiles.

Lalla added: “Consumers are becoming more curious about testing out EVs, and these vehicles present business travelers with opportunities to support their own companies’ sustainability efforts. Our survey findings and Verra Mobility’s own research illustrate opportunities for the industry to help consumers understand and become more comfortable with the nuances of driving electric.”

Despite the growing popularity of EVs, concerns such as availability of charging stations and cost still remain high as Verra Mobility also found in its own employee focus group. 79% of U.S. drivers polled reported being concerned about range anxiety and noted availability of charging stations as the number one obstacle with (33%) owning/driving an EV, followed by cost (29%). In addition, 40% of those surveyed said they would rent an EV over a gas vehicle if cost wasn’t a factor and only 19% said they would rent a gas vehicle regardless of price.

Survey Methodology

The data was derived from a survey by Verra Mobility conducted online via Pollfish on April 28, 2023. 2,000 Americans aged 25 and up completed the survey. To download the full report, visit: https://www.verramobility.com/ev-2023-smart-mobility-survey.

Verra Mobility’s Commercial Services business provides integrated toll and violation management solutions and title and registration services for rental car companies, fleet management companies, corporate fleets, rental car operators, OEMs, car dealerships and financial institutions.

Verra Mobility earlier this year announced its pledge, Zero in on Safety, as a call to action for drivers to commit to reducing dangerous driving behaviors to address unacceptably high traffic fatality numbers across the globe. For more information and to sign the pledge, please visit www.verramobility.com.

About Verra Mobility

Verra Mobility Corporation (NASDAQ: VRRM) is a leading provider of smart mobility technology solutions that make transportation safer, smarter and more connected. The company sits at the center of the mobility ecosystem, bringing together vehicles, hardware, software, data and people to enable safe, efficient solutions for customers globally. Verra Mobility’s transportation safety systems and parking management solutions protect lives, improve urban and motorway mobility and support healthier communities. The company also solves complex payment, utilization and compliance challenges for fleet owners and rental car companies. Headquartered in Arizona, Verra Mobility operates in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Media Relations:

Investor Relations:

Eric Krantz

Mark Zindler

eric.krantz@verramobility.com

mark.zindler@verramobility.com

ITR of Georgia, Inc. (ITR) has joined the Integrated Technical Systems, Inc. (ITS)

June 07, 2023

 

ITR of Georgia, Inc. (ITR) has joined the Integrated Technical Systems, Inc. (ITS)

 

 

 

Integrated Technical Systems, Inc. (ITS) is proud to announce that ITR of Georgia, Inc. (ITR) has joined the ITS family. With over 50 years in business, ITS is a leader in integrated electronic and computerized access, parking, security and control systems and related technologies, emerging as the largest systems integrator ofits type. The ITS team continues to develop and grow, ensuring that it will remain at the technological peak of system-integration in the future.

 

ITR, located in Tucker, GA, was founded on the principles of innovative, technology-driven solutions, vision,teamwork and unbiased insight that have been held for over 50 years in its growth and development.

 

Michael Givens, President of ITR of Georgia is pleased to announce that effective May 1, 2023, ITR of Georgia, Inc., (ITR) has joined forces with Integrated Technical Systems, Inc. (ITS). “I am very pleased withthe great similarity and customer focus of ITS. Both entities will continue the excellent relationships that havemade ITR of Georgia, Inc. a leader in its market for over 50 years.

 

ITS continues to apply its founding principles and strengths as it supports various product lines, and provides technicalexpertise within its market. ITS represents an expanding list of companies and product lines and continues to advance as a leader in systems integration and innovation for the parking and access control industry.

 

The ITS/ITR Team Core Values:

 

  • Market and client driven
  • Passion for technology and innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Collective ownership together with individual accountability to achieve highest standards
  • Parking domain knowledge is core
  • Work safely and with respect to environment
  • Integrity
  • Customer Satisfaction TheITS/ITR Competences:
  • Industry(s) knowledge & consultancy sales
  • Project management
  • Assembly
  • Installation
  • Training
  • Site management
  • Service
  • Maintenance & Repair

 

ITS, with offices in CT, GA, MA, MD, NJ and PA, will continue to advise/consult, sell, supply, service and support various products within the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and surrounding Regions.

The company is a leader in the sales, integration, and service of Gated Parking Revenue Control, Multi and Single Space meters, Parking Management & Enforcement Systems, Access Control, Building Security and Fire Alarm and Detection Systems. ITS supplies, installs and services systems to monitor and manage customer operations and facilities, as well as developing and providing software related solutions. ITS also offers evaluations of existing operations to determine the most effective system for increasing parking revenue or enhancing access control, security and/or safety of an operation.

The primary mission at ITS is to be the Market Leader by providing high-quality products, technical expertise, exceptional customer support and responsive service at every level.

Contact:

Integrated Technical Systems, Inc. 8 Capital Drive

Wallingford, CT 06492

T: (203) 265-8100

E: info-its@integrated-tec.com

ITR of Georgia, Inc. 3346 MontrealStation

Tucker, GA 30084-6807

T: (770) 496-0366 / 1-800-367-6177

E: Sales@itrps.com

2023 Global Driver Survey reveals increasing demand for accurate parking and charging data and in-car connected services

June 05, 2023

 

2023 Global Driver Survey reveals increasing demand for accurate parking and charging data and in-car connected services

 

 

 

 

  • 92% of global respondents highlighted difficulties in locating parking spaces, with 18% of US drivers experiencing issues every time they look for parking, combined with a widespread underutilisation of connected services
  • Survey reveals that more than 90% of EV drivers worldwide feel anxious about finding charging away from home, including 92% in the US
  • Survey was completed in May 2023 by 5454 respondents across the US, Germany, France, UK, Italy and Japan, collating motorists’ views on the problems faced during journeys and across connected services suchas parking, charging and in-car commerce

 

05 June 2023 – London, UK

 

Drivers worldwide are demanding greater in-car parking and charging functionality, according to the latest 2023Global Driver Survey, completed in May 2023 by award-winning market research company, Borderless Access. The survey collated the responses of 5454 motorists worldwide, including 2225 EV owners, and surfaced that the majority of drivers regularly struggle to locate parking and EV charging locations and would value features that help them find available parking and charging destinations and pay for these through their vehicles.

Parking: Motorists worldwide highlight parking struggles

 

Finding available parking spaces is a significant challenge worldwide, with 92% of respondents highlighting difficulties in locating parking and 8% globally stating this occurs every time they look for available parking, also reflecting an underutilisation of embedded connected services shown across the board. Meanwhile, 18% of US motorists have difficulties on every parking search, with significant differences between states: 58% of drivers in New York, 47% in California and 46% in Texas face parking challenges “very frequently” or “all the time”, whereas this number drops to 23% in Ohio.

Nearly half of global respondents deem parking information as extremely or very important, including 67% of American drivers and 72% of US EV owners. Meanwhile, only 3% of global respondents considered parking information as not important, with an even lower figure in the US. As a result, 77% of global respondents say that they would value having a vehicle that offers integrated parking services, enabling them to navigate directly to parking locations. This includes 86% of global EV drivers, rising to 91% of US EV owners.

EV Charging: Drivers demand better charging services

 

Just as drivers worldwide showed a strong desire for their vehicles to help them find parking, a similar proportionwant their vehicles to assist with locating EV charge points and facilitating in-car payments. Charging anxiety is a well-established concern among EV drivers, but the latest Global Driver Survey highlights just how significant an issue this is – both for automakers looking to increase uptake of electric models and for drivers themselves, who stress about charging in public.

 

 

More than 90% of EV drivers worldwide feel anxious about finding somewhere to charge away from home, with that figure hitting 91% in Europe and 92% in the US.

 

Unfortunately, charging anxiety is not an unfounded fear, with 44% of EV drivers reporting that they have run out of charge and 22% finding themselves stranded multiple times. These figures are particularly high in the US, withnearly half of EV owners running out of charge and a quarter ending up short of their destination with a flat battery multiple times. Meanwhile, one in five European motorists have run out of charge more than once.

 

Contributing to this problem, 92% of EV drivers worldwide flagged how they struggled to locate charging points away from home, with 22% highlighting this as a very frequent or constant issue for them. This second figure jumps to a substantial 35% for American EV drivers, highlighting a significant need for technology to help drivers locate suitable charging points.

 

Demonstrating the scale of the problem, half of US EV drivers fail to locate specific EV charge points at least once a month, with 22% saying that this is a weekly issue. Nearly half of EV drivers globally have encountered occupied or “out-of-order” chargers while looking to plug in their vehicles. This is a particular issue in the US and Germany, witharound one-third of drivers in the two countries also experiencing issues physically accessing chargers.

 

Large proportion of EV drivers hit with unexpected parking fines while charging

 

Not only did respondents highlight that finding parking is a significant issue in many countries, but they also wanted more accurate parking information. Nearly one in five drivers in the US complained of difficulties with finding parking on every journey.

Charging an electric car is not only a stressful experience for many EV drivers, but it can also be expensive, with many EV owners being issued unexpected parking fines while charging. 58% of EV drivers surveyed have received unexpected parking fines while charging their vehicles, including an alarming 68% of US EV owners, highlighting the importance of clear and accurate parking and charging information. The survey also revealed that EV owners deem parking information more important than drivers of petrol and diesel vehicles – likely due to the extended stay times and higher risks of parking fines while charging.

Crucially, more than half of EV drivers who have received parking fines while charging believe that more accurate information would have actually prevented them from being fined, with 39% citing in-car payments as a solution to this problem – the most requested option – thanks to the combined benefits of being able to accurately pay for parking and charging simultaneously.

 

Quality of connected car services heavily impacts drivers’ choice of their next vehicle

 

Nearly half of American EV drivers reported running out of charge, with this occurring multiple times for a quarter ofUS EV drivers. Consequently, US motorists have a particular interest in in-car payments to simplify the payment process when they do manage to find a suitable charger.

Nearly 90% of global EV respondents would prefer to have a vehicle that offers the ability to locate public EV charging and navigate directly to these, including 91% of US EV owners. These features are no longer regarded as ‘nice-to-haves’ but essentials for EV owners that affect their future vehicle choice according to the survey data.

 

Globally, nearly 9 out of 10 respondents say they would be more likely to purchase an EV if it had ‘Park and Charge’ functionality, enabling them to locate chargers, get associated parking information, navigate directly to these and pay for charging (and parking), all via their vehicle’s media system. For 92% of current US petrol and diesel car owners this would reduce the anxiety of buying an EV.

 

Meanwhile, 96% of existing EV drivers say that combined Park and Charge features would make them more likely to get another EV. In-car activations and payments for charging are also seen as valuable standalone features with 84% of EV drivers valuing these.

In-car commerce demand continues to rise

 

In-car commerce is a rapidly growing industry, with connected vehicles now offering drivers the ability to pay for services such as parking, EV charging, road tolls and even food, directly from the vehicle. Demand for these features continues to increase, with 60% of global respondents valuing vehicle-centric in-car payments and 48% wanting Single Sign-On access across providers, enabling them to access multiple service providers through one account in their vehicle. American drivers have the strongest desire for these features, with 70% of US motorists surveyed wanting vehicle-centric in-car commerce and 61% valuing Single Sign-On.

Reviewing the most requested in-vehicle services, 64% of global respondents would value having in-car payment options for parking, while 75% of current EV drivers would like to be able to pay for EV charging through their car.American drivers again are particularly keen on having these features, with 68% valuing in-car payments for parkingand 81% of US EV drivers wanting to pay for charging from their car. Interestingly, nearly double the amount of respondents requested vehicle-centric options as opposed to food choices for in-car payments.

Commenting on the survey results, Eugene Tsyrklevich, Founder and CEO of Parkopedia, said: “We know that finding parking and charging can be challenging in many countries, however, we were surprised by the consistency, scale and breadth of the problems reported by motorists around the world in our latest survey. This highlights the importance of automakers addressing these concerns directly and providing accurate data and the most desired connected services.

“Currently, locating parking and charging is not only an inconvenience, but a significant stress and cause for anxiety for many drivers, with surprisingly high numbers of EV drivers reporting running out of charge and being stung with parking fines when they do manage to find a charger. With today’s connected vehicles, we believe that these situations can, and should be avoided, by providing trustworthy and accurate data and services to drivers, so if desired, they are able to successfully transition to EVs, or at least complete their journeys with ease.”

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About Parkopedia

Parkopedia is the leading connected car services provider used by automakers, organisations and millions of drivers around the world. Parkopedia helps drivers find and pay for parking, EV charging, fuel and tolls across 90 countries. Parkopedia is also developing highly detailed parking maps and corresponding algorithms to help drivers and self-driving vehicles navigate to an open parking space indoors. Visit business.parkopedia.com for more information.

About Borderless Access

Borderless Access is an award-winning market research company with its digital-first products and solutions for agile research. Driven by technology and consumer analytics, we provide access to experiences and life moments of engaged consumers and niche audiences, to our global clientele of market research firms, ad agencies, consultancy firms, and end enterprises, who need rich, intelligent, and actionable quant-qual insights, with our new-age research solutions; BA Health, BA Insightz, SmartSight, Panel Solutions along with our proprietary 7 million+ hyper-niche digital panels across 39 growing and developed economies of the world.

Parkopedia Media Contact

Adam Calland Marketing Director

T: +44(0)7838219129

E: adam.calland@parkopedia.com

ABM Announces Shuttle Transportation Expansion and New Bus Fleet Electrification Project at Tampa International Airport

June 02, 2023

 

ABM Announces Shuttle Transportation Expansion and New Bus Fleet Electrification Project at Tampa International Airport

 

 

 

TAMPA, Fla., June 02, 2023  — ABM (NYSE: ABM), a leading provider of facility services, infrastructure solutions, and parking management today announced a multi-year extension of its long-standing relationship with Tampa International Airport (TPA). Through this extended partnership, ABM will continue its decade-long support of TPA’s employee shuttle service, including the expansion of the airport’s electric vehicle (EV) shuttle fleet with the addition of four new electric buses. ABM also manages customer parking services at TPA.

With more than 23 million passengers per year, equating to more than 60,000 travelers per day, TPA is among the top 30 largest airports in the country. These figures, and similarly increasing traveler rates across other leading airports, validate that the aviation industry is seeing a return to normalcy as passenger volumes reach pre-pandemic levels. As a result of these heightened numbers, parking and transportation infrastructure at airports also are experiencing a rise in demand. To meet this escalating need, TPA relies on ABM’s expertise as one of the nation’s largest parking and transportation management providers, which includes supporting over 2,000 client parking locations and shuttling more than 4.5 million passengers daily.

“From the airport employee to the traveling customer, our focus remains centered on delivering an outstanding experience for all those we serve across TPA,” said Larry DeLuca, Vice President, Aviation Landside Services Central, ABM. “We are particularly excited to support the continued adoption of electrification at TPA. Through this expansion of the airport’s shuttle fleet electrification, ABM and TPA are helping lead the aviation industry to a more electrified, forward-thinking and sustainable future.”

This partnership reflects ABM’s innovation and expansion as a national leader in eMobility infrastructure solutions, while also fitting seamlessly into TPA’s sustainability commitment to design and implement programs that are economically wise and environmentally and socially responsible. As ABM continues to bolster its presence in the eMobility and EV sectors, including the company’s recent introduction of its Smart Parking solution ABMVantage and the growth of its EV charging infrastructure portfolio, supporting electrification across parking and transportation fleets is a key area of focus.

For more information on ABM, please visit www.abm.com.

ABOUT ABM

ABM (NYSE: ABM) is one of the world’s largest providers of facility services and solutions. A driving force for a cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable world, ABM provides essential services and forward-looking performance solutions that improve the spaces and places that matter most. From curbside to rooftop, ABM’s comprehensive services include janitorial, engineering, parking, electrical and lighting, energy and electric vehicle charging infrastructure, HVAC and mechanical, landscape and turf, and mission critical solutions. ABM serves a wide range of industries – from commercial office buildings to universities, airports, hospitals, data centers, manufacturing plants and distribution centers, entertainment venues and more. Founded in 1909, ABM serves over 20,000 clients, with annualized revenue approaching $8 billion and more than 100,000 team members in 350+ offices throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, and other international locations. For more information, visit www.abm.com.

MEDIA CONTACT
ABM
Michael Valentino
michael.valentino@abm.com

ABM Continues Twenty-Year Parking Partnership with Orlando International Airport

June 01, 2023

 

ABM Continues Twenty-Year Parking Partnership with Orlando International Airport

 

 

 

ORLANDO, Fla., — ABM (NYSE: ABM), a leading provider of facility services, infrastructure solutions, and parking management, today announced a five-year partnership with one of the nation’s busiest airports, Orlando International Airport (MCO). This partnership serves as an extension of ABM’s twenty-year collaboration with MCO and will include providing parking and valet services at all three airport terminals, including the recently opened Terminal C—an innovative terminal geared toward high-tech passenger conveniences and the largest expansion project in airport history.

 

With air passenger volume across the U.S. returning to pre-pandemic levels, the number of people parking at airports is also increasing, creating a heightened demand from travelers for enhanced experiences. As one of the nation’s largest parking and transportation management providers, supporting over 2,000 client locations across the country, ABM is perfectly situated to deliver unparalleled service as MCO continues to set industry standards as a world-class, global gateway. This news follows ABM’s recent debut of its innovative Smart Parking solution, ABMVantage, aimed toward redefining parking infrastructure and developing parking and transportation experiences that prioritize drivers and travelers to create unified parking systems for its partners.

 

“At ABM, we value and appreciate the longstanding partnerships we’ve established with our clients and are excited to continue our relationship with MCO through 2028,” said Larry DeLuca, Vice President, Aviation Landside Services Central, ABM. “This partnership extension serves as a true testament of our shared commitment with MCO to deliver outstanding customer service and innovative solutions to help ensure airport guests are happy and safe from arrival to departure.”

For more information on ABM, please visit www.abm.com.

 

ABOUT ABM

ABM (NYSE: ABM) is one of the world’s largest providers of facility services and solutions. A driving force for a cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable world, ABM provides essential services and forward-looking performance solutions that improve the spaces and places that matter most. From curbside to rooftop, ABM’s comprehensive services include janitorial, engineering, parking, electrical and lighting, energy and electric vehicle charging infrastructure, HVAC and mechanical, landscape and turf, and mission critical solutions. ABM serves a wide range of industries – from commercial office buildings to universities, airports, hospitals, data centers, manufacturing plants and distribution centers, entertainment venues and more. Founded in 1909, ABM serves over 20,000 clients, with annualized revenue approaching $8 billion and more than 100,000 team members in 350+ offices throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, and other international locations. For more information, visit www.abm.com.

 

MEDIA CONTACT
ABM
Michael Valentino
michael.valentino@abm.com

Parking Guidance Systems, LLC Celebrates Ten-Year Anniversary

May 31, 2023

Parking Guidance Systems, LLC Celebrates Ten-Year Anniversary

The parking guidance distributor has expanded from two employees, in a shared office, to thirty-three spread out among six office locations.

 

 

HOUSTON, May 31, 2023  — Parking Guidance Systems, LLC (PGS), the nation’s largest reseller and installer of Indect Parking Guidance technology, celebrates its 10-year anniversary today, May 31, 2023. PGS, who provides custom, technology-driven parking guidance solutions in parking structures serving a broad range of industries, has gained a reputation for its efficient design, installation, and support services.

Ten Years of Advancing the Parking Guidance Industry
“When we opened our doors ten years ago, we understood the only way to succeed in this business was to only represent the best parking guidance technology and to always make good on our promise of supporting our customers after the sale,” said Chandrea Frantz, President and Chief Marketing Officer at PGS. “This is such a competitive business, and we knew there was no room for inferior products or service.”

 

Sticking to its credo, over the last decade PGS has experienced steady growth and success, driven in part by its culture of excellence, instilled early on, and an extremely committed employee base. “We’ve built a great team where everyone understands the importance of their role, and what it takes to successfully complete a project,” added Derek Frantz, PGS, Vice President. “We strive for 100% customer satisfaction, and I believe our reputation in the industry speaks for itself.”

From its first installation at DFW airport in 2013, where the company installed single space sensors and way finding signage, to its most recent that features a complex combination of camera-based monitoring technology, outdoor detection systems, custom built programmable LED matrix signs, and “find my car” kiosks, PGS has come a long way over the last 10 years.

PGS currently has 33 employees and has expanded to 6 offices strategically located in Texas, Florida, California, and most recently Virginia. With nearly 200 parking assets currently being monitored by the company, and another 50 in progress, PGS continues to set the bar high with its industry-leading solutions and support, year after year.

About Parking Guidance Systems, LLC

PGS, a certified women’s business enterprise, specializes in providing tailored parking guidance solutions to address challenges at airports, entertainment venues, hospitals, mixed-use developments, corporate and college campuses, casinos, resorts, and hotels, to name a few. With more than 30 years of combined experience in the parking industry, PGS works directly with its clients to increase utilization, improve safety, maximize efficiency, optimize occupancy, and boost revenue.

To learn more about PGS please visit www.parkingguidancesystems.com.

MEDIA CONTACT:
KIT JONES, WHEELWRIGHT MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS, INC
213-269-2333 
359846@email4pr.com

City of Omaha, Nebraska, Partners with ParkMobile to Expand Digital Parking Payment Solutions

May 30, 2023

 

 

City of Omaha, Nebraska, Partners with ParkMobile to Expand Digital Parking Payment Solutions

 

ParkMobile will soon be available in close to 10,000 parking spots around Omaha.

 

 


Omaha, NE – May 30, 2023 – ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America and part of the EasyPark Group, is expanding in Omaha, Nebraska, as the city broadens its mobile parking payment options. In early June, the ParkMobile app will be available for on-demand parking in almost 10,000 on- and off-street spaces throughout Omaha. Once launched, ParkMobile can be accessed by entering the zone number posted on nearby signage directly into the app. ParkMobile also offers event parking in Omaha via the Park Omaha reservations platform.

“With the forthcoming launch of Omaha, we’re expanding our reach in Nebraska and introducing more people to our easy-to-use, digital parking payment services,” adds David Hoyt, ParkMobile’s Managing Director. “With close to 10,000 parking spaces in town soon-to-be accepting ParkMobile, this is a big win for our team, and we’re thrilled to be offered in Omaha.”

The launch of Omaha expands ParkMobile’s presence in Nebraska as the app continues to grow into other cities in the state. Beyond the state, ParkMobile can be found across the region in Des Moines, Iowa, Lawrence, Kansas, Telluride, Colorado, and more.

“With the implementation of our parking ecosystem and progressive rates, Park Omaha is creating more options for residents and visitors to pay for parking. Utilizing the ParkMobile app creates additional digital payment options and with text-to-pay as an option, it makes it easier for guests to interact with the parking system” says Ken Smith, Parking and Mobility Manager of the City of Omaha. “The app’s advanced parking features and multiple ways to pay will make parking around town a more seamless experience.”

ParkMobile has 45 million users across North America, is available for both iPhone and Android devices, and can also be accessed on a mobile web browser.

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 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.

About Park Omaha:

As a division of the City of Omaha’s Public Works department, Park Omaha’s team is tasked with managing the Parking & Mobility division efficiently and effectively. Park Omaha is an enterprise fund that generates enough revenue to support operations, maintenance and improvements while balancing parking supply and demand and opportunities for mobility and curb management.

Park Omaha’s goal is to create positive experiences, whether they are small weekday trips to a store or big weekend adventures with multiple stops throughout town. The division fuels our community’s economy by enabling smooth commerce.

Press Contacts
ParkMobile
: Haley Haas, PR Manager North America, haley.haas@parkmobile.io, 404-580-0112

City of Omaha: Sarah Baker Hansen, Director of Media & Public Relations, Emspace + Lovgren, sbh@emspacegroup.com, 402-210-9199

Parkopedia welcomes Benjamin Xuan as the new China Managing Director

May 26, 2023

 

Parkopedia welcomes Benjamin Xuan as the new China Managing Director

 

  • Benjamin joins the Parkopedia team to lead Parkopedia’s operations in China
  • Benjamin brings 20 years of automotive experience working with both domestic and international car manufacturers
  • The new role will see Benjamin building relationships within the Chinese automotive market and strengthening Parkopedia’s position with OEMs and suppliers

 

London, UK / Shanghai, China – Parkopedia introduces a new Managing Director for the company’s Chinese operations, Benjamin Xuan, who will be based at the company’s Shanghai office and start with immediate effect. Benjamin will work alongside the existingParkopedia China team members and focus on continuing to generate value for drivers and car manufacturers withParkopedia’s products in the Chinese market.

Benjamin has 20 years of automotive experience and brings a wealth of knowledge around automotive software, making him well-suited to Parkopedia’s position providing automotive data and connected services to the automotiveindustry. Benjamin has worked with both Chinese and international OEMs, giving him a strong understanding of Parkopedia’s unique position in the market.

Eugene Tsyrklevich, CEO at Parkopedia, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Benjamin to Parkopedia to lead our business in China. Benjamin’s experience in software and in core elements of the Chinese automotive industry means that he is perfectly placed to increase our presence within the industry and best serve our customers and their drivers.”

Talking about his new position, Benjamin Xuan said: “I look forward to working for Parkopedia and building further awareness for the company’s market-leading products in the Chinese market. The automotive industry in China is growing rapidly and I see numerous opportunities for Parkopedia to work with even more automotive manufacturersin China, as Chinese drivers have shown significant demand for the connected car services that Parkopedia provides globally.”

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About Parkopedia

Parkopedia is the leading connected car services provider used by automakers, organisations and millions of drivers around the world. Parkopedia helps drivers find and pay for parking, EV charging, fuel and tolls across 90 countries. Parkopedia is also developing highly detailed parking maps and corresponding algorithms to help drivers and self-driving vehicles navigate to an open parking space indoors. Visit business.parkopedia.com for more information.

 

Parkopedia Media Contact

Hilary Qian

China Marketing Manager

 

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E: hilary.qian@parkopedia.com

YVR and Concord Parking Re-Launch jetSet Valet

May 25, 2023

 

 

 

 

YVR and Concord Parking Re-Launch jetSet Valet

 

 

 

With Covid-19 travel restrictions easing throughout the world, the air travel industry has seen demand steadily increase, reaching near pre-pandemic levels. That increase has also had a positive impact on airport parking operations. With this, Concord Parking is pleased to announce that after a two-year suspension of service due to the pandemic, its YVR jetSet Valet service is back up and running.

YVR’s jetSet Valet service was initially launched in March 2019, and quickly became a first-choice parking option for travelers. With amenities such as vehicle readiness, luggage assistance, and shuttle service, jetSet Valet is the perfect option for those seeking the personal touch and convenience of a premium airport valet service.

“It was an incredible experience to partner with the YVR team from inception to reality,” said Steven Sall, Concord Parking’s Operations Manager. “As the first block parking operation at this scale in North America, we traveled to the UK with our client to learn from the best in the industry to develop the most efficient service and technology.”

Within the first few months, jetSet Valet quickly reached its peak capacity of 2,900 vehicles under care. During busy holiday periods, Concord’s team of professional valets greeted and assisted over 350 departing travelers each day. Utilizing “best in class” valet management software from industry leader ParkIT, Concord’s valet staff has the necessary tools to ensure the high expectations of customers are always met.

“Our hardworking and dedicated Concord team takes pride in serving customers travelling to all corners of the world in the fast-paced airport environment. With over 600 car and key movements a day, there’s a real sense of synergy and collaboration that makes this operation run smoothly. We’re committed to providing our customers with a stress-free parking experience, and our employees are a key part of that commitment,” Sall added.

YVR and Concord Parking’s team of 40 dedicated jetSet valet staff look forward continuing the process of establishing jetSet Valet one as North America’s premier airport valet services.

 

About Concord Parking Ltd.

Headquartered in Burnaby, British Columbia, Concord Parking provides a complete range of parking management services across Canada and the USA. We utilize License Plate Recognition (LPR) technology combined with our proprietary cloud-based permitting solution to provide effective permitting and enforcement services to airports, universities, hospitals, municipalities, and both commercial and residential properties. Our modular solution, Concord CTRL, streamlines the parking management process and allows our clients to choose only the components they require. Concord Parking is a division of the Paladin Security Group which employs more than 20,000 employees across 68 offices in 9 provinces and 25 states in North America. concordparking.com

For more information or media requests, please contact communications@paladinsecurity.com.  

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