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Veterans in Parking US and Veterans in Parking UK form a Strategic Partnership Alliance (SPA) 

November 11, 2022

 

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 dave.s@britishparking.co.uk 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 admin@vetsinparking.com or via telephone at +1 (770) 331-5864

SP Plus Corporation Acquires Assets of DIVRT, Inc., an Innovator in Frictionless Parking Technology

November 11, 2022

SP Plus Corporation Acquires Assets of DIVRT, Inc., an Innovator in Frictionless Parking Technology

— Creates Technology Innovation Lab, Based in India, to Accelerate Technology Capabilities and Expand Menu of Technology Offerings —

 

CHICAGO, Nov. 10, 2022  —  SP Plus Corporation (Nasdaq:SP), a leading provider of technology-driven mobility solutions for aviation, commercial, hospitality and institutional clients, announced that it has acquired certain assets of DIVRT, Inc.(“DIVRT”), a developer of innovative software and technology solutions that enable frictionless parking capabilities.   SP+ has acquired all the intellectual property of DIVRT and a talented team of over 20 technology engineers based in India.

Marc Baumann, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SP+, commented, “This acquisition, coupled with our recent acquisition of KMP Associates Limited and its U.K.-based technology team, strengthens our position as a global provider of frictionless, SaaS solutions that are independent of our legacy parking management and transportation related operations. These transactions demonstrate the successful execution of our strategy to make acquisitions that we believe further enhance and complement our technological capabilities, expand our addressable market and help us accelerate growth.”

Jeffrey Eckerling, Chief Growth Officer of SP+, said, “We have been working with DIVRT since 2020, and they are a valuable partner. As we continue to expand our suite of Sphere technology solutions, we are excited to be able to welcome the DIVRT team of seasoned technology engineers, who will serve as the foundation of our new technology innovation lab based in Bengaluru, India. The creation of the technology lab enables us to accelerate our development efforts to bring innovative solutions that we believe will help us further differentiate ourselves from our competitors.”

Amit Rohatgi, founder and CEO of DIVRT, commented, “The entire DIVRT team is thrilled to join the company that’s leading the digital transformation of the parking industry. We’re excited to accelerate the adoption of frictionless technologies as we continue to develop innovative solutions for current and prospective clients.”

About SP+

SP+ facilitates the efficient movement of people, vehicles and personal belongings with the goal of enhancing the consumer experience while improving bottom line results for our clients. The Company provides professional parking management, ground transportation, remote baggage check-in and handling, facility maintenance, security, event logistics, and other technology-driven mobility solutions to aviation, commercial, hospitality, healthcare and government clients across North America and Europe. For more information visit www.spplus.com.

About DIVRT

DIVRT is a software, cloud and IOT technology company delivering parking management solutions. The company provides a range of proven and deployed cloud-based products for digitizing gated and gateless parking environments with contactless check-in/check-out, mobile payments, enforcement, and advanced live dashboards with rich reporting.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding expectations, beliefs, plans, intentions and strategies of the Company. The Company has tried to identify these statements by using words such as “expect”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “confident”, “could”, “should”, “estimate”, “intend”, “may”, “plan”, “guidance”, “will”, and similar terms and phrases, but such words, terms and phrases are not the exclusive means of identifying such statements. These forward-looking statements are made based on management’s expectations and beliefs concerning future events affecting the Company and are subject to uncertainties and factors relating to operations and the business environment. Actual results, performance and achievements could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements due to a variety of risks, uncertainties and other factors, including, but not limited to, the following: the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic or other contagious illnesses on global economic conditions, on the aviation, commercial, hospitality and institutional industries in general and on the financial position and operating results of our company in particular; intense competition; changing consumer preferences and legislation; ability to preserve client relationships; the Company’s ability to successfully effect its strategic growth plan; difficulty obtaining insurance coverage or obtaining insurance coverage at a reasonable cost; volatility associated with high deductible and high retention insurance programs; risk that insurance reserves are inadequate; losses not covered by insurance; risk management and safety programs do not have the intended effect; risks relating to the Company’s acquisition strategy; risks associated with management type contracts and lease type contracts; deterioration in general economic and business conditions, including inflation or rising interest rates, or changes in demographic trends; information technology disruption, cyber-attacks, cyber-terrorism and security breaches; labor disputes; catastrophic events such as natural disasters, pandemic outbreaks and military or terrorist attacks could disrupt business; seasonal fluctuations and the impact of weather-related trends; risk that state and municipal government clients sell or enter into long-term lease type contracts with the Company’s competitors or clients for parking-related assets; risks associated with joint ventures; adverse litigation judgments or settlements; risks associated with operating in a highly regulated environment and the impact of public and private regulations or governmental orders; the impact of Federal health care reform; adverse changes in tax laws or rulings; risks due to the Company’s substantial indebtedness, including failure to comply with credit facility covenants or meet payment obligations which may accelerate repayment of the Company’s indebtedness; lack of availability of adequate capital, financing, or revenues to grow the Company’s business or satisfy liquidity needs; goodwill impairment charges or impairment of long-lived assets; the effectiveness of the actions we have taken to address our liquidity needs and reduce costs; financial difficulties or bankruptcy of major clients; the Company’s ability to obtain performance bonds; failure to attract and retain senior management and other qualified personnel; actions of activist investors; and the long-term impact of climate change on our business.

For a detailed discussion of factors that could affect the Company’s future operating results, please see the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the disclosures under “Risk Factors” in those filings. Except as expressly required by the federal securities laws, the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, changed circumstances or future events or for any other reason.

Contact:
Connie Jin                                           
SVP, Corporate Development            
(312) 274-2105
cjin@spplus.com                               
Vicky Nakhla
ADVISIRY PARTNERS
(212) 750-5800
vicky.nakhla@advisiry.com

 

ŠKODA launches new Pay to Park service in Europe in collaboration with Parkopedia

November 10, 2022

 

ŠKODA launches new Pay to Park service in Europe

 

  • ●  The service allows users to pay for parking via the MyŠKODA App or their vehicle’s infotainment system
  • ●  Following a pilot phase in Switzerland, the service is now available in seven European countries, with plans to expand it to eight more European markets
  • ●  Collaboration with international connected car services provider Parkopedia

     

    10 November 2022 – Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic / London, UK

    The new ŠKODA Connect service Pay to Park now makes parking easier in several European countries: ŠKODA customers can use the MyŠKODA App or their car’s infotainment system to display parking options, view the fees and pay conveniently. After a pilot phase in Switzerland, the service is now also available in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany and Norway. ŠKODA and Parkopedia are continuing to expand the service, with eight more countries coming soon.

    Martin Jahn, ŠKODA AUTO Board Member for Sales and Marketing, emphasises: “Thanks to the new ŠKODA Connect feature Pay to Park, our customers can now find available parking spaces across Europe even faster and pay conveniently online using our MySKODA App or the infotainment system.”

    Further expansion planned

    Following a successful pilot phase, ŠKODA AUTO is initially introducing Pay to Park in Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany and Norway. This will soon expand to a further eight countries – France, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden – before ŠKODA rolls out the service in other European markets in 2023.

    App available in the infotainment and on mobile phone

    Customers can use the service via the MySKODA App on their smartphone or the current Amundsen and Columbus infotainment systems. The in-car app is now available for the FABIA, KAMIQ, SCALA, OCTAVIA, KAROQ, SUPERB and KODIAQ.

    Easy registration

    To use Pay to Park, customers must have an active ŠKODA Connect account and have remote vehicle access enabled. Once the payment data is collected in the MyŠKODA App and the service is activated, it can also be accessed instantly via the infotainment system, and ŠKODA drivers can see which parking spaces they can pay for online. When they reach a parking location, the driver can select the parking time and extend it using the app if necessary. Payment is made online after the parking session has ended.

    About Parkopedia

    Parkopedia is the leading connected car services provider used by automakers, organizations and millions of drivers around the world. Parkopedia helps drivers find and pay for parking, EV charging, fuel and tolls in 20,000 cities 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 ŠKODA AUTO

› is successfully steering through the new decade with the NEXT LEVEL – ŠKODA STRATEGY 2030.
› aims to be one of the five best-selling brands in Europe by 2030 with an attractive line-up in the entry-level segments and additional e-models. › is emerging as the leading European brand in important growth markets such as India and North Africa.

› currently offers its customers twelve passenger-car series: the FABIA, RAPID, SCALA, OCTAVIA and SUPERB as well as the KAMIQ, KAROQ, KODIAQ, ENYAQ iV, ENYAQ COUPÉ iV, SLAVIA and KUSHAQ.
› delivered over 870,000 vehicles to customers around the world in 2021.

› has been a member of the Volkswagen Group for 30 years. The Volkswagen Group is one of the most successful vehicle manufacturers in the world. › independently manufactures and develops not only vehicles but also components such as engines and transmissions in association with the Group.

› operates at three sites in the Czech Republic; has additional production capacities in China, Russia, Slovakia and India primarily through Group partnerships, as well as in Ukraine with a local partner. › employs 45,000 people globally and is active in over 100 markets.

Parkopedia Media Contact:

Adam Calland
Marketing Director
T: +44(0)7838219129
E: adam.calland@parkopedia.com

Meet Your Peers, Improve Your Parking Facilities and Maximize Revenue: Join the Airport Parking Network Event 2022

November 09, 2022

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

 

Contact Details

For more information contact:
Jorrit Weerman
CEO
jorrit@parking-net.com

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.

apne.parkingevent.com

App-Free Parking Software and Payments Innovator TEZ Technology Announces Expansion of Sales Team

November 07, 2022

 

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.

Contact

Jason Barge                                                      Megan Leinart, LEED AP BD+C, CAPP / Leinart Consulting

jason@teztechnology.com                                megan@leinartconsulting.com

469.233.4993                                                   712.574.9196

Cleverciti Bringing Good Parking Luck to Major Irish Shopping Centre

November 06, 2022

 

 

 

Cleverciti Bringing Good Parking Luck to Major Irish Shopping Centre

 

 

 

Cleverciti is excited to bring our innovative parking technology solutions to the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre in Dublin, Ireland! Liffey Valley is one of Ireland’s largest shopping destinations, with more than 80 stores, 20 restaurants, and a state-of-the-art movie theater.

Cleverciti worked with Liffey Valley owner and global real estate investment firm Hines to implement our innovative solutions across the development’s nearly 3,000 parking spaces across four parking lots. This initiative transforms the way parking is utilized within the development, creating a more efficient, sustainable, and pleasant parking operation.

Hines’ goal is to provide the best experiences possible from arrival to departure for its thousands of annual visitors. Parking plays a vital role in every visit to a destination, and can ultimately determine whether or not someone chooses to return. Further, providing real-time parking availability information helps to reduce the amount of time people spend looking for parking, allowing them to be on their way to their destination, while reducing carbon emissions associated with circling and vehicle idling. This initiative complements the centre’s existing Park Easy parking management system, providing convenient touchless parking options for visitors.

For this project, Cleverciti integrated our cutting edge, pole-mounted Cleverciti Sensors. The sensors monitor the parking occupancy throughout the parking areas, complemented by ClevercitiTotem LED signage. Visitors can arrive at the parking lot and be greeted by dynamic signage providing the number and location of available parking spaces in real-time.

Each Cleverciti Sensor can monitor up to 100 parking spaces, and easily be installed on existing infrastructure including lampposts, buildings, or masts. With a range of up to 220 degrees, the sensors can measure the exact GPS position of each available parking space and relay that information to the LED signage.

In addition to the sensors and signage, Cleverciti is providing our Cleverciti Cockpit parking management system and dashboard. This solution not only provides the property owner and operator with real-time parking occupancy information, but it also provides comprehensive parking data valuable to evaluate patterns, optimize the parking operation, implement dynamic pricing to maximize revenues, and identify and correct any issues. The Cockpit also provides stakeholders with analytical insights, full reporting features, heatmaps, and a live view dashboard.

www.cleverciti.com

Cleverciti: Welcome to Miami!

November 06, 2022

 

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:

  1. 12 Circ 360 Ultras installed at intersections guiding drivers to available spaces.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

 

www.cleverciti.com

Clopay® Corporation Introduces VertiStack™ Clear Door

November 03, 2022

 

 

 

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.

More Information

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.

 

 

Contact

Adrienne Reitz, Director of Marketing Communications

570-550-7652

areitz@clopay.com

Avail Car Sharing and LAZ Parking Enter Unique Partnership to Innovate Traditional Parking Garage Experience

November 03, 2022

 

Avail Car Sharing and LAZ Parking Enter Unique Partnership to Innovate Traditional Parking Garage Experience

 

First-of-its-kind agreement brings Avail to LAZ properties, expanding urban mobility options in the U.S.

 

 

CHICAGO, IL (November 3, 2022) – Avail, a car sharing platform protected by Allstate, and LAZ Parking, the fastest growing and second largest parking company in the country, are teaming up to change the way people use parking garages while making the car sharing journey even easier. The collaboration is the first time a car sharing company has directly integrated with a parking management company, enabling monthly parking subscribers to earn supplemental income by sharing their vehicle from the convenience of a commercial garage.

Avail will initially bring its car sharing marketplace and complementary customer service technologies to designated parking areas in 20 LAZ locations across Chicago and Denver, with over 100 integrated locations planned in the next year.

“We began asking what is the next step for car sharing and what more can a parking garage be.’” said Jason Mathias, president of Avail. “Our work with LAZ aims to answer these questions, making car sharing simpler and more accessible and allowing monthly LAZ subscribers to share their vehicles in a fresh, dynamic space. We are thrilled to offer this service with LAZ and lead the reinvention of parking garages.”

The partnership will debut November 3, 2022 in Chicago at LAZ Parking Grand Plaza, 540 N. State. The location will feature technologies including a digital agent to guide customers through the newly launched experience, a designated service station to care for vehicles, and an artificially intelligent camera system to help keep the platform safe and well-managed.

“The parking industry changed dramatically during the pandemic, forcing us to innovate,” said Alan Lazowski, chairman and founder of LAZ Parking. “We rose to the challenge, and through our work with Avail, we are providing a new type of service that helps vehicle owners offset the cost of their parking. It’s optimizing traditional parking garages into mobility hubs.”

Shared cars will be inspected, washed by Avail’s staff, and made available to borrow by vetted owners. As always with Avail, a best-in-class auto insurance from Allstate will offer peace of mind to Avail customers and partners. Avail plans to offer additional features, such as EV charging stations, to its LAZ locations in the future.

Members of the press interested in learning more or attending the debut in Chicago can contact Avail (media@availcarsharing.com) and LAZ Parking (mary@courseyco.com).

Denison Parking Now Managing the Energy Center Ramp in Minneapolis

November 02, 2022

 

 

For parking directions and rates for the Energy Center Ramp, click here. 

In November 2022, Denison Parking began managing the Energy Center Ramp, a 574-space public parking facility in downtown Minneapolis. This location was formerly known as the Clearway Energy Ramp. Its updated name reflects a recent ownership change to Cordia Energy.

 “Denison Parking is pleased to provide our signature seamless parking service for Cordia while also continuing our growth in Minnesota. We admire Cordia’s vision and its service as a leader in sustainable energy solutions.”

— Damon Noga, National Vice President of Business Development

The Energy Center Ramp has two entrances (4th Ave. S and 3rd Ave. S) and is Skyway-connected near the Two22 Tower, SPS Tower, the Hennepin County Government Center, and the Minneapolis Convention Center.

About Cordia

Cordia, a sustainable energy provider, purchased Clearway Energy at the end of October 2022. Cordia has been one of the largest developers and operators of clean energy in the United States. Their 5.7 gigawatts of wind, solar, and energy storage assets offset the equivalent of more than 10.5 million metric tons of carbon emissions for their customers.

Cordia has served many large operations in the heart of Minneapolis, including US Bank Stadium and Target Center. For more about their current Minneapolis district energy service area and energy facilities, check their service map at this link.

What is District Energy?

Cordia’s Minneapolis service is one of its longest-running district energy systems and has served downtown Minneapolis since 1972. District energy systems are more sustainable than on-site heating and cooling methods due to their efficient energy consumption.

This method is a practical way to provide energy to a densely populated area by using centrally located facilities to generate thermal energy (heat, hot water, or chilled water) for a group of buildings that make up an “energy district.”

The Denison Difference

Denison Parking also shares a commitment to green energy and innovation. We were the first in Indianapolis (where we are headquartered) to offer electric charging stations. We have continued to support energy-efficient practices in our nationwide operations.

Denison Parking comprises a dedicated team focused on creating an environment where energy and integrity create quality parking solutions. In addition to experience, the company’s long-standing family ownership creates a culture where everyone is treated like family, from employees to customers and clients.

Experienced. Innovative. Personal. That is the Denison Difference.

For parking directions and rates for the Energy Center Ramp, click here. 

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