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EVgo and Delta Electronics Announce Strategic Collaboration to Advance Nationwide Access to EV Charging

August 11, 2022

EVgo and Delta Electronics Announce Strategic Collaboration to Advance Nationwide Access to EV Charging

 

New supply agreement will mitigate supply chain risk and support fast charging deployment targets

 

 

LOS ANGELES—-EVgo Inc. (NASDAQ: EVGO) (EVgo), the nation’s largest public fast charging network for electric vehicles (EVs), today announced that it has entered into a new supply agreement with Delta Electronics, a global provider of power and energy management solutions and leader in EV charging solutions. Under the agreement, Delta will supply EVgo with 1,000 fast chargers with up to 350kW power output, which supports EVgo’s recently announced project with General Motors (GM) and Pilot Company, as well as other EVgo eXtend and fleet projects and expansions to EVgo’s owned and operated charging network.

“EVgo is dedicated to making EV charging convenient and reliable for all, which makes it critical that our network is comprised of high-quality chargers backed by a track record of innovation, reliability and technology leadership”

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“EVgo is dedicated to making EV charging convenient and reliable for all, which makes it critical that our network is comprised of high-quality chargers backed by a track record of innovation, reliability and technology leadership,” said Cathy Zoi, CEO of EVgo. “EVgo and Delta share a reputation as industry first-movers and this collaboration will showcase our complementary strengths and expertise, while supporting EVgo’s momentum and deployment targets to expand access to world-class EV charging experiences across the U.S.”

“For over 50 years, Delta has been leveraging its core competence in high-efficiency power electronics to provide energy-saving solutions capable of nurturing megatrends that support sustainability. Our e-mobility track record includes not only having shipped over one million EV chargers to our worldwide customers but also long-term cooperation with world-class EV manufacturers in North America, Europe and Asia. We are excited to partner with a leader like EVgo, especially as the United States aims for rapid growth in e-mobility,” said Kelvin Huang, President of Delta Electronics Americas Region.

Founded in 1971, Delta Electronics brings decades of experience in power and energy management solutions, guided under its corporate mission “to provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow.” Delta operates approximately 200 facilities worldwide, including manufacturing, sales, and R&D centers. With strong system integration capabilities, the company offers a broad spectrum of smart green solutions across EV charging, industrial automation and smart manufacturing, building automation, telecom power, data center infrastructure, renewable energy, energy storage and display, to nurture the development of smart factories and sustainable cities. The Delta units for EVgo will primarily consist of 350 kW EV chargers with a power-sharing functionality.

For more information on the locations of fast chargers within EVgo’s charging network, visit www.evgo.com. For more information about Delta Electronics, please visit www.delta-americas.com.

About EVgo

EVgo (Nasdaq: EVGO) is the nation’s largest public fast charging network for electric vehicles. As of the end of the second quarter 2022, with more than 850 charging locations, EVgo’s owned and operated charging network serves over 60 metropolitan areas across more than 30 states and approximately 444,000 customer accounts. Founded in 2010, EVgo leads the way on transportation electrification, partnering with automakers; fleet and rideshare operators; retail hosts such as hotels, shopping centers, gas stations and parking lot operators; and other stakeholders to deploy advanced charging technology to expand network availability and make it easier for drivers across the U.S. to enjoy the benefits of driving an EV. As a charging technology first mover, EVgo works closely with business and government leaders to accelerate the ubiquitous adoption of EVs by providing a reliable and convenient charging experience close to where drivers live, work and play, whether for a daily commute or a commercial fleet.

About Delta Electronics

Delta Electronics, founded in 1971, is a global leader in switching power supplies and energy management products with a thriving portfolio of smart energy-saving systems and solutions in the fields of industrial automation, building automation, telecom power, data center infrastructure, EV charging, renewable energy, energy storage and display, to nurture the development of smart manufacturing and sustainable cities. As a world-class corporate citizen guided by its mission statement, “To provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow,” Delta leverages its core competence in high-efficiency power electronics and its CSR-embedded business model to address key environmental issues, such as climate change. Delta serves customers through its sales offices, R&D centers and manufacturing facilities spread over close to 200 locations across five continents.

Throughout its history, Delta Electronics received various global awards and recognition for its business achievements, innovative technologies and dedication to CSR. Since 2011, Delta has been listed on the DJSI World Index of the Dow Jones Sustainability™ Indices (DJSI) for 11 consecutive years. In 2021, Delta was also recognized by CDP with leadership level ratings for its substantial contribution to climate change and water security issues and named Supplier Engagement Leader for its continuous development of a sustainable value chain.

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Adrian Sferle
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Mobile Smart City announces partnership with Potomac Soccer Association

August 09, 2022

 

Mobile Smart City announces partnership with Potomac Soccer Association

 

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Mobile Smart City Corp announced today a sponsorship for Potomac Soccer Association (PSA) a non-profit youth soccer club for boys and girls, in the United States.

“Mobile Smart City was eager to partner with Potomac Soccer Association, we have a shared commitment to working with communities where our users live, work, and play” said John J. Incandela, CEO and President of Mobile Smart City.

Mobile Smart City is powered by Pango, one of the main digital payment and access control platforms, to manage Smart Parking in Municipalities, Universities, Airports, Hotels, and Residential Properties. “We have many users in the Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia area”, said Luis Garma, Chairman of the Board of Mobile Smart City Mr. Garma continued, “we also like to give back to this community when possible”.

About Potomac Soccer Association

The Potomac Soccer Association (PSA) was founded in 1980 by Bill Wilson of Potomac, Maryland. Over the past 38 years, PSA has matured from a homespun group of six teams to a community-based organization sponsoring over 800 children, ages 6 to 19 years, in the highest competitive level of travel soccer. During the fall and spring seasons of each year, PSA fields over 50 teams in Club Champions League Championship (CCL), CCL NextGen, National Capital Soccer League (NCSL), Elite Development Program (EDP), EDP Futures, as well as US Youth Regional and National Leagues. Many PSA teams compete in the highest league division ranking them in the top percentile of travel teams in the Washington metropolitan area.

Through its affiliation with the Maryland State Youth Soccer Association (MSYSA), PSA teams have successfully represented Maryland in local and out-of-state tournaments, the Maryland State Cup, the Eastern Regionals, and the United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA) National Championships. In addition, many players have gone on to distinguish themselves at the collegiate level. This proud record has been achieved through the efforts of a dedicated core of parents, officers, staff, and coaches of PSA, who provide programs of training and playing opportunity to develop the individual player to his or her maximum potential.

About Mobile Smart City

Mobile Smart City is an international tech company specialized in developing and implementing digital solutions for Smart Cities. Founded in 2015, the company is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, FL, with a regional office in Maryland, and operations in several countries: North America, South America, the Caribbean, and Europe. 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. With more than 250 projects during the last 7 years, and deployed the PANGO platform to municipalities, universities, airports, property owners, and private operators, helping them to improve their parking management while increasing revenues and their user’s experiences, using state-of-the-art technology.

Mobile Smart City offers a cloud-based platform, hosted in the US, who 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, business intelligence, and a 24/7 customer service.

 

 

For more information www.mobilesmart.city or call 1-844-726-4644

inSearchX and Strategic Vision have joined forces to create a new research platform that rewards consumers with gas cards

August 02, 2022

 

Parking customers to get gas cards sponsored by car manufacturers

 

inSearchX and Strategic Vision have joined forces to create a new research platform that rewards consumers with gas cards.

 

 

For over 30 years, market research firm Strategic Vision has conducted the New Vehicle Experience Study, which asks consumers about a vehicle they purchased, their likes, dislikes, and interest in other vehicles. Nearly every auto manufacturer utilizes the study to provide insight into consumer sentiment and vehicle ownership to guide marketing and product design decisions.

“Knowing the hearts and priorities of consumers is essential to helping provide the best tools to make decisions,” states Alexander Edwards, President of Strategic Vision. “We are excited to help ease some of the pains of the vehicle ownership experience in exchange for their thoughts and feelings about the vehicle they drive.”

Strategic Vision enlisted inSearchX and their Perpetual Search™ platform, AskOtto, to innovate the survey distribution and reach consumers when they are most engaged with their vehicles.

inSearchX adapted the survey to its platform to allow consumers to participate in SV surveys when parking, fueling or servicing their cars. Respondents are entered into a weekly gas card sweepstakes.

“It is exciting when a traditional program, one around for decades, can be reengineered and reimagined to create new opportunities and benefits for consumers. We are happy to be a part of this transformation,” said Eric Brown, CEO of inSearchX.

The survey will soon be available at thousands of gas pumps, parking lots, hotels, and more. Mr. Brown also stated his hope that a strong consumer response will expand the sweepstakes.

About Strategic Vision (www.strategicvision.com)

Strategic Vision (SV) is an international consulting and advisory service organization that utilizes their proprietary ValueCentered Psychology (VCP) which focuses on understanding and predicting advocacy, conquest, and loyalty according to customer’s personal values and decision-making structure. Since its incorporation in 1989, Strategic Vision has studied consumer and constituent decision-making in identifying consumers’ motivational hierarchies, including the values that shape perceptions and capture the customers’ emotional responses. SV and VCP provide organizations the critical understanding of consumer decision-making needed for an increasingly competitive landscape.

 

About inSearchX (www.insearchx.cominSearchX operates a Perpetual Search™ technology platform called AskOtto. inSearchX solutions enable consumers to discover vehicles for sale and other automotive related products and services without having to navigate the internet. Through a network of online and offline affiliates consumers may activate a search for products of interest, dialogue about those products with the sponsoring retailer without the use of personal identifiable information. Their affiliate network reaches nearly 100 million consumers a month via patented parking software integration, wifi, gas pump, and retail locations, as well as, digital publisher integrations. To help consumers find the products they need, inSearchX provides a number of engagement tools like the AI powered AskOtto Quiz, to recommend best car deal for the individual consumer, and VES Sweepstakes to align consumer ownership with related discounts, and more. The result is consumer engagement over 80% and dialogue rates over 60%. To learn more: info@insearchx.com

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inSearchX

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Laney Solutions Announces New Career Center For Candidates

August 02, 2022

 

Laney Solutions Announces New Career Center For Candidates

 

Laney Solutions Launches New Section Of Website To Provide Exceptional Candidate Experience And Expert Career Management Advice.

 

DENVER, CO, July 28, 2022 – Laney Solutions, the premier executive search firm focused exclusively on recruitment services for the parking industry, announced today the launch of a new Candidate Career Center on its website at LaneySolutions.com. The Career Center was launched to provide candidates with in-depth resources for interviewing and career management through a series of eBooks, guides, videos and more.

“With the pandemic now behind us, the parking industry, like many other industries, is in the midst of the Great Resignation and Great Reshuffle. Today, the industry finds itself in a candidate driven market, where the candidate experience is more critical than ever,” said Kathleen Laney, President of Laney Solutions. “In today’s talent landscape giving a candidate the best possible experience is crucial for both attracting and hiring top tier parking talent. Competition for talent is extremely fierce, and following our rebrand last year, it was a natural next step for us to bring this resource to the industry. We launched the Career Center to assure that our candidates not only have the tools and resources they need to excel in their career, but to provide an exceptional and positive candidate experience on behalf of our clients we work with in the parking industry,” Kathleen added.

The new Career Center currently hosts a series of guides, ebooks and videos that share best practices and insights to support candidates with interview preparation, career management, resume writing, transitioning to a new role or job, onboarding and more. New and additional resources will be added to the Career Center and made available to Candidates on an ongoing basis.

For more information, visit LaneySolutions.com.

About Laney Solutions

Laney Solutions is the leading recruiting firm for the parking industry. Since 2014, parking industry employers have turned to Laney Solutions when they need top-tier parking talent for management, experienced sales professionals, and executive level placements. For questions or inquiries, please contact Kathleen Laney at kathleen@laneysolutions.com or visit LaneySolutions.com.

Beam Global and Volvo CE Announce Partnership to Offer Off-Grid EV Charging Systems with Volvo Electric Construction Equipment

July 26, 2022

 

Beam Global and Volvo CE Announce Partnership to Offer Off-Grid EV Charging Systems with Volvo Electric Construction Equipment

245 Volvo CE Dealer locations in North America can now bundle EV ARC™ transportable charging systems with Volvo compact electric construction machines through the Extended Offer Program

 

 

SAN DIEGO, July 26, 2022  — 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 a partnership with Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) that allows Volvo CE’s 245 North American dealer locations to bundle Beam EV ARC™ off-grid charging systems with a purchase of Volvo electric equipment. This joint offering enables construction sites to rapidly deploy EV charging, without the requirement for electrical work, utility grid connections or fossil fuel generators, to power zero-emissions construction equipment that runs on the sun and does not generate a utility bill.

“The construction industry has the opportunity to future-proof its business against noise, carbon emissions regulations and volatile fossil fuel costs by adopting electric machines,” said Beam Global CEO Desmond Wheatley. “By providing our sustainable EV charging systems alongside Volvo’s best-in-class electric machines, we are enabling that transition in the fastest, cleanest and most scalable manner available. We’re proud to partner with Volvo CE in electrifying the construction business.”

Volvo CE currently offers five models of electric machines in North America, the L20 and L25 Electric wheel loaders, and the EC18, ECR18 and ECR25 Electric excavators. Now Volvo dealers can bundle transportable, off-grid solar EV charging systems with electric machine orders. Together, the EV ARC™ and Volvo electric machines produce zero emissions, significantly reduce noise levels and lower energy costs, making them ideal for construction sites where emissions regulations, noise ordinances or the risks of indoor air pollution limit the use of diesel generators and construction equipment.

“The Volvo CE line of zero-emissions construction equipment can now be charged with a zero-emissions energy source provided by the EV ARC. Beam Global shares our vision to electrify mobility worldwide, a critical step towards mitigating climate change and reducing noise and air pollution,” said Ray Gallant, VP Product Management and Productivity at Volvo CE. “The construction industry is ready for an energy transition that reduces emissions and improves machinery’s performance, longevity and usability. We’re committed to an electric future and view Beam Global as a strategic partner on this journey.”

Beam Global’s EV ARC™, the fastest deployed and lowest-cost EV charging system on the market, is the ideal solution for Volvo CE’s electric machines. Compact and easily transportable, the EV ARC™ system can be set up and ready to use in minutes. The EV ARC™ is fully autonomous, meaning it generates, stores and delivers electricity independent of the grid. Whether the project is in a remote nature preserve or a densely populated city with strict zoning rules, the solar-powered EV ARC™ can be deployed without any electrical work or permitting.

The offer is available through the Volvo dealer network, an already trusted partner, giving partners an established convenient single point of contact for purchase. Because the EV ARC™ is part of the Extended Offer Catalog, Volvo Financial Services can be utilized to lease or finance the bundled EV ARC™ and compact electric machines with flexible financing options.

McKinsey & Company estimates that construction is an $11 trillion industry that accounts for 13% of global GDP. The global construction equipment market is projected to grow from $142 billion in 2021 to $224 billion in 2028 according to Fortune Business Insights. The United Nations Environment Programme finds that the buildings and construction industry accounted for 38% of global carbon emissions in 2019. With many governments aiming to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, electric machinery will become essential. Residential and commercial builders and equipment rental companies are likely to add electric vehicles to their fleets. Federal agencies such as the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Department of Agriculture already use electric machines in remote, environmentally sensitive areas.

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 BeamForAll.com, LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter.

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The University of Louisville Expands ParkMobile Partnership to Offer Contactless Parking Year-Round on Campus

July 06, 2022

 

 

 

The University of Louisville Expands ParkMobile Partnership to Offer Contactless Parking Year-Round on Campus

 

 

After the success of ParkMobile parking reservations for football games last fall, The University of Louisville is transitioning all mobile parking payments to ParkMobile’s easy-to-use system.

 

 

 

Louisville, KY – July 6, 2022 – ParkMobile, the #1 parking app in the U.S., has expanded its partnership at The University of Louisville to offer mobile parking payments for on-demand parking on campus. Through the partnership, ParkMobile will be available at over 2,700 off-street spaces at the university. The expanded partnership is a result of the university’s success in offering ParkMobile for parking reservations during last year’s football season.

“We’ve seen firsthand the effect that ParkMobile has on our university by making parking a seamless experience. Now our students, faculty, and visitors will be able to use the app year-round to pay for parking on campus,” said Gary Becker, Director of Parking & Transportation Services at the University of Louisville. “ParkMobile significantly decreased the traffic congestion on campus last fall, so we look forward to furthering our partnership with them.”

ParkMobile recently launched in the City of Louisville through a partnership with the Parking Authority of River City. The app is also available at the Kentucky Exposition Center, as well as in other markets across Kentucky including Lexington, Bowling Green, and Richmond.

ParkMobile has over 36 million users across North America, is available for both iPhone and Android devices, or can also be accessed on a mobile web browser. To pay for zone parking using the mobile or web app, a user enters the zone number posted on signs around the parking spot, selects the amount of time needed, and touches the “Start Parking” button to begin the session. The user can also extend the time of the parking session on their mobile device.

“It’s great to see an already active university expand on their ParkMobile offerings and now have our most popular features available on campus,” added Jeff Perkins, CEO of ParkMobile. “The partnership launches just in time for students to start returning to campus following their summer vacation next month.”

About ParkMobile: ParkMobile, LLC is the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America, using a contactless approach to help millions of people easily find, reserve, and pay for parking on their mobile devices. The company’s technology is used in thousands of locations across the country, including 8 of the top 10 cities as well as college campuses, airports, and stadiums. People can use ParkMobile solutions to quickly pay for on street and off-street parking without having to use a meter or kiosk. Additionally, ParkMobile offers parking reservations at stadium venues for concerts and sporting events. Reservations are also available in metro area garages, allowing people to drive into the city without having to worry about finding parking. ParkMobile has been named to the Inc. 5000, Deloitte Fast 500, Smart Cities Connect “Smart 50,” and the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Top Workplaces. Additionally, the company won the 2022 Stevie Awards for Best Mobile On-Demand Application, the 2020 Stevie Awards for Achievement in Product Innovation, and the 2019 Stevie Awards for Most Innovative Tech Company and Best Travel App. For more information, visit ParkMobile.io or @ParkMobile on Twitter.

ParkMobile Contact: Mark Lister, SVP of Marketing, mark.lister@parkmobile.io

University of Louisville Contact: Gary Becker, Director of Parking & Transportation Services, gary.becker@louisville.edu

Denison Parking Now Managing Parking at The Stutz, a Mixed-Use Business Complex in Indianapolis  

June 29, 2022

 

 

 

For parking directions and rates for The Stutz, see Lot A, Lot B, or Lot C

 

 

 

In June 2022, Denison Parking began the management of parking for The Stutz, a 441,000 square foot mixed-use office and creative space in Indianapolis. The historical complex is currently under redevelopment to become a live-work-play destination district which will expand opportunities on the north side of downtown Indianapolis. The facility consists of 3 lots with a total of 350 parking spaces serving tenants and visitors.

“Denison Parking is pleased to provide our signature seamless parking service to this landmark property. The Stutz has long been the home of creatives and an entrepreneurial spirit that is the cornerstone of Indianapolis.”

—C. Perry Griffith, III, President of Denison Parking

Five Fun Facts about Indy’s Automotive History and The Stutz

  • Until 1905, Indianapolis had more auto plants than any city in Michigan. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway was built to provide auto manufacturers a convenient place to test and highlight their innovations. 
  • The Stutz was built for speed, and the most popular model, the Stutz Bearcat, was known for putting the “roar” in the “Roaring Twenties.”
  • The Stutz automobiles still have a loyal fanbase! The Stutz Club has regular meetups and a mission to preserve and share best practices for restoring and caring for original Stutz motor vehicles.
  • The Great Depression took a toll on small auto manufacturers. The Stutz Motor Company built its final cars in 1934
  • Keeping the Stutz building in good shape paid off. For decades, The Stutz has continued to attract tenants ranging from advertising agencies, artists, technology startups, and law offices. So many artists have made the building their home base that the Stutz Artists Association has become a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supporting gallery exhibitions and educational programs. 

The Denison Difference

Although the Stutz Motor Car Company stopped building cars the same year Denison Parking began operations; we share a connection through Indianapolis’ automotive history. As one of the nation’s most experienced parking operators, we have remained agile and ahead of rapid changes in the parking industry since 1934. Relentless innovation and improvement with uncompromised service to clients and customers are how we have thrived in various markets during turbulent times. 

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 Stutz, see Lot A, Lot B, or Lot C

Fort Collins, Colorado, to Transition all Parking Payments to ParkMobile’s Contactless Payment Solution

June 29, 2022

 

 

 

Fort Collins, Colorado, to Transition all Parking Payments to ParkMobile’s Contactless Payment Solution

 

 

Beginning this month, parking payments in the City of Fort Collins will be handled through ParkMobile.

 

 

Fort Collins, CO – June 29, 2022 – ParkMobile, the #1 parking app in the U.S., is expanding its mobile payment for parking services to Fort Collins, CO, and creating a new lightweight FCParking experience on the web to replace the previous FCParking App. Through the multiple ways to pay, powered by ParkMobile, users will be able to pay for on-demand parking at all paid parking locations in Fort Collins.

“We are excited to introduce ParkMobile to Fort Collins this summer and give our community an easy-to-use payment option for parking throughout town,” said Eric Keselburg, Parking Services Manager for the City of Fort Collins. “By utilizing ParkMobile’s services, we hope to unify the parking experience between the university and the city and make parking in Fort Collins a seamless experience.”

Though this is the City of Fort Collins’ first partnership with ParkMobile, the app is available at Colorado State University, and throughout the state. There are currently over 1.1 million ParkMobile users in Colorado, and the app’s services can be found in Boulder, Colorado Springs, Estes Park, Vail, and more.

ParkMobile has over 36 million users across North America, is available for both iPhone and Android devices, and can also be accessed on a mobile web browser. To pay for zone parking using the mobile or web app, a user enters the zone number posted on signs around the parking spot, selects the amount of time needed, and touches the “Start Parking” button to begin the session. The user can also extend the time of the parking session on their mobile device.

“We are thrilled about our partnership with Fort Collins as they transition exclusively to ParkMobile for mobile parking payments,” added Jeff Perkins, CEO of ParkMobile. “Colorado is a great market for us year-round, so we’re excited to welcome Fort Collins to the family this summer.”

 

About ParkMobile: ParkMobile, LLC is the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America, using a contactless approach to help millions of people easily find, reserve, and pay for parking on their mobile devices. The company’s technology is used in thousands of locations across the country, including 8 of the top 10 cities as well as college campuses, airports, and stadiums. People can use ParkMobile solutions to quickly pay for on street and off-street parking without having to use a meter or kiosk. Additionally, ParkMobile offers parking reservations at stadium venues for concerts and sporting events. Reservations are also available in metro area garages, allowing people to drive into the city without having to worry about finding parking. ParkMobile has been named to the Inc. 5000, Deloitte Fast 500, Smart Cities Connect “Smart 50,” and the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Top Workplaces. Additionally, the company won the 2022 Stevie Awards for Best Mobile On-Demand Application, the 2020 Stevie Awards for Achievement in Product Innovation, and the 2019 Stevie Awards for Most Innovative Tech Company and Best Travel App. For more information, visit ParkMobile.io or @ParkMobile on Twitter.

ParkMobile Contact: Mark Lister, SVP of Marketing, mark.lister@parkmobile.io

City of Fort Collins Contact: Anna Russo, Public Engagement Specialist for Transfort & Parking Services, aruuso@fcgov.com

Hubris and Ego vs the Beginner’s Mind and Gratitude

June 27, 2022

 

 

Hubris and Ego vs the Beginner’s Mind and Gratitude

 

 

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few”
― Shunryu Suzuki

 

Is the NSW syndrome a result of too much ego and expert like mentality?  Isn’t predicting the future a waste of time?  How do we fix the NSW malady?

Since I travelled this past weekend, and after a delay, my flight got cancelled because they were short a flight attendant, I kept thinking about how a shortage in work force is affecting our daily lives.  Including air travel.  Since there were a couple hundred people on my flight and then others who arrived due to their flights being delayed, getting us to our destinations was a challenge.  I was fortunate to only spent a night on the airport floor and getting to my parents only about 9 hours later.  Others, sadly were not able to fly be it to weddings, graduations or other engagement for two or three days.

All of it made me think why there is so hard to find workers, be it for airlines, for shops, for hospitals and elsewhere?  Why so many people have chose to retire early?  I know at least of 3 doctors and my brother, who feel burned out.   The former quit at a young age.  My younger brother is planning to work part time from now on.

Daniel Kahneman in Thinking, Fast and Slow says: ““we can be blind to the obvious, and we are also blind to our blindness.”   And since he is a psychologist who won Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2002, maybe it is all about psychology.  In this case, as covid and the current politics have broken our spirit?   And did we give up?  Do we look within or just point fingers and blame others?

Shunryu Suzuki in Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice says: “The best way is to understand yourself, and then you will understand everything. So when you try hard to make your own way, you will help others, and you will be helped by others. Before you make your own way you cannot help anyone, and no one can help you.”

On ParkNews.biz the article from Atlantic, June 27, 2022 – Air Travel Is a Disaster Right Now. Here’s Why, invites us to look within.  To take some responsibility for our own behaviors and perceptions.  And hopefully prevent what is happening now in the future.

If you have any stories of how to deal with current lack of work force situation.  Or how you and your company maneuver through the challenges, be it travel or hiring, please let me know.

In the meantime, have the most wonderful and blessed Independence Day Holliday Weekend.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Astrid Ambroziak

Editor, ParkNews.biz

Creative Director

Parking Today

310 390 5277 ext 9

astrid@parkingtoday.com

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FLASH Acquires Ballparc Event Parking Management and Enforcement Solutions Provider

June 22, 2022

 

 

FLASH Acquires Ballparc Event Parking Management and Enforcement Solutions Provider

 

 

Acquisition integrates Ballparc’s parking products and platform with the market’s most dynamic end- to-end mobility hub operation system

 

Austin, Texas – June 22, 2022 – FLASH, the global leader in cloud parking software and mobility transformation, announced the acquisition of Ballparc, a leading developer of event parking revenue control and enforcement systems. The acquisition reinforces FLASH’s commitment to bringing parking asset owners and operators the tools to transform isolated parking assets into connected mobility hubs and participate in the emerging mobility marketplace.

Since the start of the pandemic, sports and entertainment venues have sought out an integrated and flexible solution to manage event parking inventory, including presales, season tickets, and drive-ups. The Ballparc acquisition expands FLASH’s position as the cloud-based solution provider for event venues of all sizes, looking for a cost-effective way to digitalize their operation. The acquisition also expands FLASH’s product portfolio for sports and entertainment assets alongside FLASH’s gated and ungated solutions, prior acquisition of ZipPark, and rapidly expanding partner network, including Ticketmaster, AXS, and Major League Baseball.

“Bringing the Ballparc team and their event and enforcement partners on board is another key step to expanding our parking and demand management platform for all types of assets,” stated Dan Sharplin, CEO and Executive Chairman of FLASH. “We admire the approach that Ballparc has taken with their customers over the last ten years and are committed to continued delivery of seamless experiences that grow and diversify their revenue.”

Ballparc launched its Ballparc Event product in 2012 and has remained a leader in providing a cost-effective, flexible system to manage event parking for local and community parking lot operators. Ballparc Event allows these operators to accept a variety of payment methods and make operational decisions based on real-time data to boost revenue and streamline operations. Two years later, the company launched Ballparc Enforcement to help operators upgrade legacy enforcement systems to a modern end-to-end violation management platform.

“A customer-innovation mindset, ability to quickly deploy customizable solutions, and providing a seamless experience are all areas where Ballparc and FLASH are 100 percent aligned,” said Taylor Chapman, CEO of Ballparc. “We are excited to join the FLASH family and look forward to continuing to provide our customers and more operators like them with the most innovative and productive parking management and enforcement technology platform in the industry.”

Today, FLASH powers over 10,000 customer locations across all major U.S. cities and Canada, processing over 15 million parkers per month and $1.5+ billion in annual transactions. Parking leaders trust Ballparc in 38 states and two Canadian provinces, including the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, KY, and Highmark Stadium in Buffalo, NY.

For more information about FLASH and the robust lineup of career opportunities available, visit www.flashparking.com.

 

About FLASH
FLASH is an innovator in the urban mobility space, helping businesses rethink one of their most valuable assets: the parking garage. Our award-winning cloud-born platform is custom configurable, secure, reliable, and grows alongside you as business or consumer demands evolve. Visit www.flashparking.com to learn more.

About Ballparc
Ballparc helps parking operations of all shapes and sizes run streamlined operations using cloud-based software and mobile apps. Headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., Ballparc’s solutions are trusted by private operators, municipalities, and universities in over 38 states and two Canadian provinces to power their operations. To learn more about Ballparc or request a demo, visit ballparc.com.

Media Contacts:
Rob Duda
Peppercomm for FLASH
Senior Vice President, Automotive & Transportation Strategist
Mobile: 908-347-1243
rduda@peppercomm.com

Karin Maake
FLASH
Senior Director of Brand & Communications
Cell: 512-750-0123
karin.maake@flashparking.com

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