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October 02, 2023





Washington, DC — Keith B. Jones, Managing Partner, Executive Chairman and Owner of ACE Parking, has been elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors for the National Parking Association (NPA). ACE was a founding member of the NPA which was formed in 1951 to provide industry research, education, and advocacy, and represents over 100,000 parking professionals. Their board is responsible for cultivating the organization’s mission,vision, and strategic direction for the advancement of the parking industry and its people.

Keith B. Jones oversees corporate strategy for ACE, a leading parking management provider for municipal, commercial, hospitality and healthcare industries. His vision brings a cutting edge to ACE’s traditional values, and he has successfully established the company as an innovator in parking technology and operations. Jones has served on many boards including the Young Presidents Organization, the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation. He has also ledphilanthropic efforts in partnership with groups such as the Alzheimer’s Association, the Lymphoma & Leukemia Society, Susan G. Komen, the Junior League, the Children's Miracle Network, and Rady’s Children’s Hospital. Jones will contribute his experience, leadership, and vision to help actualize the group’s long-term goals, set association policies, and establish program direction.

“It is an honor and a privilege to be elected to this board with so many esteemed, accomplished, and knowledgeable professionals,” Jones said. “I’m inspired by the opportunities ahead and motivated to support and contribute to the NPA’s efforts.” Christine Banning, NPA President and CEO, stated, “We are pleased to welcome stellar nationalleaders to the NPA Board of Directors. Their depth of experience and focus on mobility, parker experience, and theparking asset bring a comprehensive perspective on the industry and its future growth and development.”


Founded in 1950, ACE is a third generation, family-owned business which has grown to become the nation’s largest privately-owned parking and mobility company. With a 73-year history of emphasizing service, revenue generation, and innovation, ACE currently operates in over 1,000 locations, coast to coast, servicing nearly 500,000 customers per day. ACE manages over $1B in gross revenue annually and employs over 7,000 team members. For additional information, please visit

TEZ Technology Elevates Sales Team with Two New Director Appointments

September 29, 2023




TEZ Technology Elevates Sales Team with Two New Director Appointments




TEZ Technology (TEZ), the parking industry’s leading developer of app-free, ticketless solutions proudly announces the promotion of two key team members to Director roles. Andrew Sherstad assumes the role of Director of Sales, East US and Mark Berglund as Director of Sales, West US.

Andrew and Mark will spearhead TEZ’s expanding sales force as we continue our nationwide growth. Their leadership will play a pivotal role in advancing TEZ into the future as they work with clients to implement our innovative solution suite.


Andrew Sherstad joined TEZ in 2017 as a Regional Sales Manager. With over 20 years of experience in the technology, parking, and mobility sectors, Andrew excels in various roles including sales, management, and ownership. Working closely with the TEZ team, he has successfully implemented strategies that have significantly contributed to the company’s increasing market share and customer satisfaction levels.

Beyond his professional achievements, Andrew takes immense pride in teaching and developing talent by leveraging his extensive industry knowledge to empower the next generation of professionals. His teaching passion will be invaluable as he transitions into a sales leadership position. Andrew is a member of several parking and mobility industry organizations including NPA, IPMI, BOMA, PAV, MAPA, CPTA, NYSPTA, PPA, and NEPC.


Mark Berglund joined TEZ in 2017 as well. As a 25-year technology professional, he has worked with organizations ranging from small start-ups to multibillion-dollar companies to maximize their operational efficiencies and customer satisfaction through technology adoption. With a current focus on SaaS parking, he has attained considerable experience understanding parking technology needs across multiple industries including hospitality, mixed-use, municipal, airport, and retail. Mark has helped provide countless organizations with the information and resources needed to maximize revenue, streamline operations, and provide best-in-class customer satisfaction. Mark is a member of several parking and mobility industry organizations including SWPTA, PIPTA, CMPA, IPMI, and NPA.

TEZ has experienced tremendous growth, and through these appointments that momentum will continue. Andrew and Mark will help lead our growing sales team, which recently welcomed several new Regional Sales Managers and Account Managers as well. This announcement highlights TEZ’s commitment to growing our sales team, supporting our clients, and continuing to expand the TEZ brand.

TEZ’s CEO Mike Simmons stated, “As we continue to pave the way in advancing parking technology with our app-free, ticketless solutions, we couldn’t be more thrilled to announce the well-deserved appointments of Andrew and Mark to Director roles. Their extensive experience and dedication to excellence make them ideal leaders to help guide TEZ into the future. With their expertise, TEZ will continue to innovate and transform the parking landscape, providing the best possible experiences for our clients.”

About TEZ Technology

TEZ has long been at the forefront of connecting drivers and parking facility owners and operators, becoming the go-to technology for app-free, ticketless valet and self-park solutions. TEZ’s innovative solution suite includes SMS Valet, TEXT2PARK, PERMIT2PARK, TARGETADNETWORK, LOTMONITOR, TEXT4BAGS, and LENZ by TEZ. For more information visit

Direct Line Group takes the pain out of parking for car owners with AppyWay’s parking intelligence

September 27, 2023


Direct Line Group takes the pain out of parking for car owners with AppyWay’s parking intelligence




  • Direct Line Group has added AppyWay’s on-street parking maps and restriction data to Caha! their all-in-one car app aimed at providing a one-stop-shop for car owners.
  • AppyWay’s kerbside intelligence helps drivers to understand the confusion of complex restrictions, while navigating them directly to their destination, saving wasted mileage and fuel, and helping improve local air quality.
  • Now live, customers can save precious time and money by accessing the UK’s most comprehensive parking restriction dataset within Caha!

Wednesday 27th September 2023, London, UK, AppyWay, Europe’s most-awarded intelligent kerbside company has partnered with Direct Line Group, a leading UK insurance provider, to enhance the parking experience for its Caha! app users’. This collaboration integrates AppyWay’s on-street parking restriction data, aiming to save Caha! users time, money, and fuel during parking.

As urban parking regulations become more intricate, finding a suitable spot is often a frustrating and time-consuming task. AppyWay’s kerbside restriction data is renowned as the UK’s most comprehensive dataset. The integration of this dataset within Caha! empowers Direct Line Group’s users with accurate, up-to-date parking information. This knowledge enables smarter routes, kerbing unnecessary trips, congestion, and pollution.

“The car ownership landscape is extremely fragmented and challenging and one of the biggest challenges customers face on a day-to-day basis is parking, especially when in a congested city” said Andy Broadfield, Director of Partnerships at Direct Line Group. “By partnering with AppyWay, we are simplifying the parking experience for our users, making it more convenient and stress-free, enabling them to confidently navigate the ever-changing parking landscape and focus on enjoying the drive.”

Dan Hubert, Founder & CEO of AppyWay adds, “We are delighted to have joined forces with Direct Line Group to bring AppyWay’s parking intelligence to their Caha! app. AppyWay’s granular destination maps help drivers save time, money and fuel while at the same time reducing congestion and pollution, and this collaboration allows us to reach even more car owners across the UK. By integrating our kerbside restriction data into Caha! we aim to Make Parking Forgettable™ for Direct Line’s customers and keep pounds in the pockets of drivers who are experiencing the squeeze of rising costs.”

Caha! already offers a wide range of features, including MOT & Tax reminders, local fuel prices, a digital document wallet and much more. The integration of AppyWay’s kerbside intelligence is a significant addition to the app’s functionality and is now live and available to all customers.

For interviews or further information:

Georgia Tomkins

Marketing Manager, AppyWay

07944 266 823


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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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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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Direct Line Group

Direct Line Group (DLG) is one of the UK’s leading insurance companies. The Group’s vision is to create a world where insurance is personal, inclusive and a force for good. Through its well-known brands which include Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege, Darwin, NIG, Direct Line for Business and Green Flag, DLG helps people to carry on with their lives, giving them peace of mind now and in the future. Its brands offer a wide range of general insurance products across motor, home, commercial, travel, pet and rescue, both direct to customers and through price comparison websites and it underwrites insurance products distributed by its third-party partners. The Group believes that by embracing sustainable practices it creates a better corporate culture able to provide more reliable products and bring long-term rewards for its customers, people and shareholders.

TIBA Parking Systems Enhances Customer Journey with Launch of X60 Ticketless Solution

September 26, 2023




TIBA Parking Systems Enhances Customer Journey with Launch of X60 Ticketless Solution


Powered by License Plate Recognition, Operators Now Have Access to a Stable and Convenient Seamless Entry/Exit/Payment Solution





Petach Tikvah, Israel  – TIBA Parking Systems R&D (1986) LTD a subsidiary company of FAAC Technologies, a leader in Parking and Revenue Control Systems (PARCS) development, today announces the launch of its new X60 Ticketless Solution, a highly customizable solution that delivers enhanced traffic flow via the system’s seamless License Plate Recognition, ensuring swift entry and exit as well as minimizing congestion and wait times for both customers and facility operations.

Additional Key Benefits of TIBA’s Ticketless Parking Solution:

  • Convenient Payment Options with Scan-to-Pay and Lobby Pay Stations: Users can settle parking fees quickly and conveniently without the need for traditional tickets by picking either to pay via scan-to-pay or by entering a license plate number at a lobby pay station, and the TIBA system will accurately calculate parking fees, providing a hassle-free payment experience.
  • Cost Savings: By eliminating the need for paper tickets, TIBA’s system significantly reduces ticket-related expenses and the administrative burden associated with lost tickets, thus granting cost savings to parking lot operators.
  • Eco-Friendly Solution: Deploying TIBA Ticketless Solution means a reduction in paper waste, contributing to a more eco-friendly and sustainable parking solution, supporting the global push towards environmentally responsible practices.

At TIBA we strive to protect our customers’ investment with the continual release of new and enhanced features, like Ticketless. Any garage with existing X60 equipment will soon be able to activate through their value-added reseller the ticketless capability, while also maintaining the traditional parking journey as a fail-safe.

“With our extensive install base and value-added distribution channel around the US, the deployment of the Ticketless Solution to our customers will be a phone call away. “FAAC Technologies stands committed to supporting TIBA’s continued product growth and success as a PARCS market leader,” says Luca Cervato, FAAC Technologies.

“TIBA has already deployed the Ticketless Solution in garages in Israel, paving the way for the local and North American market, and bringing both the old customer journey and the new ticketless journey together to an effortless intuitive solution with many customization options,” shares Ilan Lev, TIBA Israel.

For over 30 years, TIBA has provided innovative solutions for parking operators and owners, through reliable products that are easy to install, commission and maintain, and provide the best return on investment and lowest cost of ownership in the industry. The TIBA X60

hardware is an embedded proprietary controller-based, OS Less solution that encompasses the latest technologies including robust field-proven components such as touch screen, integrated SIP on board intercom and pin hole camera, voice annunciator, printer, barcode scanners, bill validators & recyclers, and much more. The TIBA solution is highly customizable thus can support a tailor-made configuration for the needs of the different garages and use cases. The X60 platform, the new Ticketless mode, as well as the all-new SPARK native cloud platform are backward compatible to our existing TIBA X60 install base, thus allowing our customers’ assets to evolve over time.

Since 2020, TIBA has been successfully deploying the X60 product line in USA, Australia, and Israel, allowingparking operators to benefit from its flexible solutions coupled with TIBA native cloud SPARK platform, the enhanced Smart Park software, as well as a wide variety of third-party integrations with complimentary hardware and software solutions.

Sample User Flows of the X60 Ticketless Solution are below. If you’d like to receive additional information about TIBA’s X60 Ticketless Solution, please contact your local TIBA value-added reseller (VAR) or direct sales contact.

About TIBA
TIBA Parking Systems, a company of FAAC Technologies is a preeminent leader of solutions for the parking and mobility industry. With the most advanced and flexible systems, TIBA products are scalable, reliable, and user-friendly. TIBA is committed to an “Engaged Parking Experience” through a focus on superior products, providing the industry’s most configurable solutions, and delivering a first-rate customer success partnership. TIBA’s flexible cloud and/or on-premise architecture enables parking operators to leverage technology and market trends with unparalleled flexibility and unlock new revenue opportunities. TIBA serves parking operators and owners both directly and through an extensive network of value-added resellers. Visit to learn more.

About FAAC Technologies
FAAC Technologies
is one of the leading international players in the access automation and control business in both the residential and industrial sectors. The headquarters, the technological and managerial heart are located in Bologna, in Italy, but the group boasts a huge presence abroad, where it develops most of its business with both production sites and commercial premises. Established in Bologna in 1965 thanks to the forward-thinking intuition of its founder Giuseppe Manini, FAAC Technologies is today an international group led by a consolidated and highly motivated management team, which operates through 53 legal entities present in 29 countries distributed across 5 continents, and over 3,600 employees.

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Beam Global Completes Initial Deployment of Solar-Powered EV ARC™ Electric Vehicle Charging Systems for Top Global Automotive Manufacturer

September 26, 2023


Beam Global Completes Initial Deployment of Solar-Powered EV ARC™ Electric Vehicle Charging Systems for Top Global Automotive Manufacturer


SAN DIEGO, Sept. 26, 2023  — Beam Global, (Nasdaq: BEEM, BEEMW), the leading provider of innovative sustainable products and technologies for electric vehicle (EV) charging, energy storage, energy security and outdoor media, announced today that it has successfully and quickly completed an initial deployment for a well-known global automotive company of their first order of EV ARC™ solar-powered off-grid EV charging systems.

“Working with a global, name-brand, automotive manufacturer is both a further validation of our products’ capabilities and a continued indication of the mainstream adoption of our technology,” said Beam Global CEO Desmond Wheatley. “While we cannot disclose additional details at this time, what we can confirm is that the initial order and deployment has come from one of the world’s top automotive manufacturers and that we believe it bodes well for the adoption, sustainability and further development of our products.”

Solar-powered EV ARC™ electric vehicle charging infrastructure products are rapidly deployed, at scale, with no digging, no construction and no electrical work. Off-grid and 100% solar-powered, EV ARC™ systems generate and store their own clean electricity and deliver that energy to any quality brand charger the customer chooses. The EV charger is pre-installed on the EV ARC™ at the Beam Global factory and arrives at the customer site ready to charge EVs. The optional Emergency Power Panel can serve communities and first responders with 120V and 240V electric outlets in grid outages or in case of an emergency.

For more information on purchasing Beam EV ARC™ ready-to-deploy sustainable EV charging solutions please contact The Beam Team at 858-799-4583 or

About Beam Global

Beam Global is a clean technology leader providing innovative, sustainable products and technologies for electric vehicle (EV) charging, energy storage, energy security and outdoor media. Core platforms include Beam EV ARC™ and Solar Tree® sustainable EV charging systems, Beam AllCell™ high-performance energy storage solutions, energy resiliency and disaster preparedness products and a deep patent library.

Beam EV ARC™ EV charging infrastructure systems support any quality brand EV charging service equipment, and Beam AllCell™ battery solutions power micro-mobility, terrestrial EVs, aviation, maritime and recreational vehicles as well as stationery and energy-security platforms.

Beam develops, patents, designs, engineers and manufactures unique and advanced clean mobility solutions that protect the environment, save customers time and money, empower communities and keep people moving. Based in San Diego and Chicago, the company produces Made-in-America products with the mission to Lead the World to Clean Mobility. Beam Global is listed on Nasdaq under the symbols BEEM and BEEMW. For more information visit, LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter.

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Parking Vet Writes Another Book from Behind the Scenes of a Parking Authority!

September 22, 2023


Parking Vet Writes Another Book from Behind the Scenes of a Parking Authority!




Following his successful and groundbreaking first book, which is commonly described as “a parking -cult classic memoir”, The Quirky World of Parking, Larry J. Cohen, CAPP, a certified parking professional (yes, there is such athing) and 40-year veteran of the industry, has unearthed even more outrageous and crazy stories. Among the many stories:

  • You will findout why Cohen was featured on the HBO show, How to with John
  • Is there really a meter fairy?
  • The partnership between pickle ball and parking
  • Who is the three-finger man?

The book is loaded with tons of interesting and crazy stories in this $100 billion a year industry.

As Cohen says, “My goal is to provide a fascinating look into the business of parking from an industry insider perspective and share the many crazy, funny and sad encounters we deal with every day,”

When you drive your car and have trouble finding a space, or hate paying for parking, or get a parking ticket, or worseyet, towed, this quirky – as the title says – book on parking will give you a whole new perspective on something you probablycan’t live without, but know very little about.

Cohen’s been responsible for parking at universities, hospitals, and municipalities during his long career in major cities along the East Coast. He has served on the Boards of the International Parking and Mobility Institute, Middle AtlanticParking Association, and Pennsylvania Parking Association and is currently the Executive Director of the Lancaster ParkingAuthority in bucolic Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

The book is available at For press queries,contact:

Larry J. Cohen, CAPP


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ParkMobile: U.S. Drivers are Eager for a Mobile Payment Solution for Parking to Reduce Driving-Related Stress

September 22, 2023


U.S. Drivers are Eager for a Mobile Payment Solution for Parking to Reduce Driving-Related Stress



According to a survey conducted by the most used parking app in the U.S., ParkMobile, over 74 percent of U.S. drivers desire a smart parking payment experience




Atlanta, GA – – ParkMobile, the most used parking app in the U.S. and part of the EasyPark Group, conducted a survey tracking the parking habits and trends of U.S. drivers. According to the study, 82 percent of drivers across the U.S. note that searching for a parking space is a top stressor when driving in urban environments. Though, of the drivers using parking apps such as ParkMobile to find and pay for parking, drivers’ stress levels drop by nearly 33 percent.

The study found that concerns of paying for parking, including searching for ticket locations when using parking kiosks or meters, are drastically reduced through the integration of mobile payment apps and providers. ParkMobile is expanding its footprint and providing solutions that help drivers find and reserve parking in advance via the reservations platform to create an easier parking experience to meet the demand of the 74 percent of drivers craving the availability of a mobile parking payment solution.

“Searching for parking in dense downtown ecosystems is not only harmful for the environment through increased carbon dioxide emissions but stressful and will ultimately tamper the way drivers view and interact with their cities in the future,” said David Hoyt, managing director of ParkMobile. “Through the integration and adoption of ParkMobile, we’re making cities more livable through our easy-to-use mobile parking solution, so downtowns thrive and residents and visitors feel stress free.”

The report also found that around 80 percent of respondents find it important to be able to use the same parking app across multiple locations and states. Despite this, around 30 percent of respondents are unable to use their preferred mobile payment app for parking across the country as the apps are not always accepted at their parking location. The lack of choice and availability has resulted in many drivers having three or more parking apps installed on their mobile devices to pay for parking in the U.S.

“As part of EasyPark Group, ParkMobile is working to adopt an open market solution, a process that our company has integrated in key cities across Europe. The solution allows for multiple app-based parking providers to be offered in a city, making parking more straightforward while fostering parking technology innovation and placing consumer choice as the top priority. An open market parking model is a key contributor to digital adoption and can drive mobile pay adoption to over 90 percent in cities where it is implemented,” said Hoyt.

Since being founded in 2008, ParkMobile has processed over 98 billion minutes of parking in North America. ParkMobile works with cities to provide real time parking data and trends to better plan their urban design. This includes some of the two million parking spaces across the country, in over 600 cities and municipalities and 140 colleges and universities.

The study was conducted by ParkMobile with over 3,000 respondents located across the U.S. Respondents included drivers aged 16-75 as a representative sample of over 261 million monthly parkers in the country.

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 or @ParkMobile on Twitter for the latest news and information. For EasyPark Group news, visit

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ParkMobile: Haley Haas, PR Manager North America,, 404-580-0112


Icon Parking Chairman & CEO John Smith Named National Parking Association “Innovator of the Year”

September 20, 2023


Icon Parking Chairman & CEO John Smith Named National Parking Association “Innovator of the Year”




NEW YORK—-John D. Smith, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Icon Parking, has been presented with the prestigious Innovator of the Year award by the National Parking Association (NPA) at their annual convention this week in New Orleans. The NPA’s Innovator of the Year award is presented to a parking industry leader who has demonstrated significant industry or organization success; advanced innovative ideas, products, or practices; or has demonstrated exemplary leadership in and positively contributed to the industry.

NPA President & CEO, Christine Banning, IOM, CAE, said, “John is an exemplar of a great leader and innovator. His dedication to the industry and his innovative approach to technology, customer service and safety demonstrated a way to serve, scale, and sustain dynamic parking services during and beyond the pandemic.”

“My team’s commitment, collaboration, and entrepreneurial spirit have played a vital role in my success,” said Icon Parking Chairman and CEO John Smith. “Furthermore, I am genuinely humbled to be among the accomplished individuals who have come before me and received this award.”

The NPA recognized Mr. Smith’s application of his knowledge and experience in growing companies and brands and his extensive leadership background, which he leveraged to transform a 76-year-old traditional parking operation into a digitally enabled consumer-centric brand elevating the customer experience.

Smith joined Icon as CEO just before the pandemic, following successful executive roles in retail, hospitality, gaming, and restaurants. He had the challenge of starting this transformation as a worldwide health emergency hit. And as he has done many times, Smith combined his business expertise, an understanding of the customer and the marketplace, and a respect for his team members with his own determination to transform Icon Parking.

Smith worked with his Icon colleagues to leverage digital technology during the pandemic to go from 99%+ paper tickets to 99+% digital transactions under Icon’s ParkSafe program, protecting both his team and Icon’s customers. The result was safe interactions at the height of the pandemic which have endured post-pandemic due to the removal of significant friction from the customer journey, while creating major efficiencies for Icon – a win-win.

The results of Smith’s innovative approach to the parking industry, his personal leadership style, and business expertise are exemplified by Icon’s TrustPilot scores of 4.5 out of 5 across the garage portfolio, ranking Icon as a leader in customer satisfaction in the US parking industry.

Smith helped his team create new parking products that never existed in the New York City or U.S. parking industry and remain unique to Icon through leveraging digital technology and analytics, such as monthly subscriptions and instant consumption. Icon’s digital initiatives now drive digital demand directly to consumers, who can easily book parking, resulting in Icon generating significant digital traffic.

Under Smith’s leadership, Icon implemented dynamic pricing and mix optimization algorithms and introduced new performance metrics to normalize and measure results.

In addition to reshaping the way Icon does business, Smith in April led a management buyout, making Icon the nation’s largest minority-owned parking management and transportation services provider. He has positioned Icon to scale nationally to service the unmet needs of corporate, educational institutions, event and sports venues, professional sports leagues and government entities who have committed to spend billions with minority suppliers but are not able to partner with vendors of scale with a national footprint. This has provided a roadmap for owners and entrepreneurs, particularly minorities, to leverage private direct investments to acquire and build businesses of scale to close the wealth gap in America.

About Icon Parking

Founded in 1947, Icon is the largest minority-owned parking management and mobility services provider in the 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, resulting 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


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Mobile Smart City Corp: Sustainable Growth & Innovation

September 19, 2023




Mobile Smart City Corp: Sustainable Growth & Innovation



Mobile Smart City Corp continuous experiencing consecutive years of exponential growth with their Pango and Hectronic solutions. John J. Incandela, President, and CEO, emphasizes “the effectiveness of our contactless solutions and the robust business intelligence, allow us to bring an integrated parking management platform as a valuable feature”. “Our flexibility allows our customers to cater to various user requirements, which can be a significant competitive advantage.

It’s exciting to hear that Mobile Smart City has been proactive in investing in the future of parking and access control solutions. The introduction of a new convergent state-of-the-art parking platform that integrates both On-Street parking inventory and Off-Street garages is a significant advancement in the industry. The ability to manage both On-Street and Off-Street parking needs through a single platform, streamlines operations and simplifies the user experience. This integration can greatly improve efficiency and customer satisfaction Offering various access control alternatives like QR codes, automatic LPR, digital permits, and electronic ticketing, bring flexibility to our users. It caters to different preferences and needs, making parking easier, more convenient, and accessible.

“Mobile Smart City means innovation, adaptability, and customer-centricity”. “Our forward-thinking approach is essential in an ever-evolving industry to position the company well for sustainable growth and success, Luis Garma stated. “We are committed to provide comprehensive and efficient parking solutions that meet the evolving needs of our clients. It’s a positive step towards simplifying parking management and enhancing user experiences, and it will likely play a pivotal role in the industry.

Mobile Smart City is an international tech company specialized in developing and implementing smart digital solutions for to municipalities and governments. Founded in the year 2015, the company is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, FL with a regional office in Maryland, and has operations in several countries: Argentina, Bermuda, Canada, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, and the United States.

Mobile Smart City holds a wide experience in the design, development, implementation, and maintenance of complex digital payment solutions, parking management systems, and access control, including Payments, Citations, and Collections. We have developed more than 300 projects during the last 8 years, implementing our platforms and gaining a solid expertise. We have accumulated many references working with different Municipalities, Counties, Universities, Airports, and private operators, helping them to improve their revenues and their user’s experiences, using our state-of-the-art technology.

Mobile Smart City offers a cloud-based platform, hosted in the US, that can provide an outstanding customer experience when using digital services, parking, transportation, and access control. Our solutions include Mobile Parking Payments, Digital Permits, Parking Enforcement, LPR Fast Pass & QR Access Control, Muti-space Parking Meters, Pay-in-Lane, and Business Intelligence.

Mobile Smart City Corporation, provides Smart Cities and Enterprises with a suite of mobile Solutions and Services, including parking payment, tax payment, enforcement, mobile ticketing, transit payment, local advertising, insurances and more.

For more information or call 1-844-726-4644




September 15, 2023







WILMINGTON, NC [September 15, 2023] – Pivot Parking is proud to announce they have been awarded the parking management contract for the City of Wilmington, with operations having commenced on July 1, 2023. The City of Wilmington RFP process involved a thorough evaluation of proposals and interviews, allowing Pivot Parking to emerge as the standout candidate, uniquely positioned as the only local operator with the necessary expertise to efficiently oversee the complex parking program.

Operating under the “Park Wilmington” banner, Pivot’s comprehensive program encompasses a variety of facilities, including five parking garages, totaling 2,967 parking spaces, and the recent addition of the 929 Garage, formerly known as the Thermo Fischer/PPD Garage, as of August 6. Additionally, the program manages over 1,000 on-street parking spaces, 270 surface lot spaces, and provides services for special event parking. Pivot will also oversee enforcement activities, such as citations, collections, and appeals, along with customer service staffing, residential permit management, equipment maintenance, and facility cleaning.

Todd Brosius, President of Pivot Parking, expresses the company’s commitment to delivering innovative, cost-effective, and time-efficient parking solutions, not only to their clients but also to the end-users. He emphasizes the enthusiasm of Pivot Parking’s experienced team to bring their industry knowledge to the City of Wilmington and create tailored solutions that benefit the community.

“Our company’s local, hands-on management philosophy allows us to work closely with Wilmington’s Director of Downtown Coordination and Parking, Chance Dunbar, to advance the city’s parking program with new technologies that make parking easier and faster for our patrons,” said Tina Reid, Executive Vice President and Co-Founder of Pivot Parking.

Pivot Parking has already taken steps to enhance the user experience by introducing contactless parking payment options through Text 2 Park at the 2nd Street surface lot and the Hannah lot. These actions showcase their dedication to modernizing parking services. Furthermore, a comprehensive transformation of the parking office has been successfully completed, with additional plans in progress to implement License Plate Recognition

Enforcement soon. These strategic initiatives underline Pivot’s commitment to delivering top-notch solutions within the City of Wilmington’s parking program.

For more information on parking in the City of Wilmington, visit Park Wilmington and Pivot Parking.



Co-founded in 2020 by parking industry veteran Scott Diggs and serial entrepreneur Paul Adkison, Pivot Parking is one of the fastest growing parking companies in the United States. Along with industry leaders Todd Brosius, Tina Reid, Brandon Lauterbach and Robert Cizek, the company has over 200 years of experience in the parking industry and boasts 100% customer retention, parking over 30,000 cars per day and handling over eleven million transactions each year. Park Fast. Park Easy. Park Smart. Learn more at

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