Mobile Smart City Pango Expands Operations in European Ports

August 08, 2018

 

 

 

Mobile Smart City Pango Expands Operations in European Ports

 

 

 

John J. Incandela, CEO of Mobile Smart City powered by Pango, has announced “Pango will become the mobile platform for access management at some of the busiest ports in Europe”. Mobile Smart City will be responsible for the digital access to parking lots at the passengers’ terminals, as well as, managing the VIP and the fast track lanes using the customer’s cell phone. Mobile Smart City will partner with the local operator to help to increase revenues by optimizing the access to the parking facilities and creating a loyalty program using Artificial Intelligence. This new agreement will allow Pango to deploy its new parking solution fully integrated with IOT devices using optical and QR access control systems.

 

 

 

“Pango believes in providing professional quality service with skillful execution producing strong results built on integrity and ethics” stated Incandela. Mobile Smart City Corporation powered by Pango 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 and more.

 

For more information please contact:

Marc Tulloch

1-844-726-4644

mtulloch@mobilesmart.city

 

About Mobile Smart City.

Mobile Smart City is the Fintech company providing mobile payment services for parking, transit, ride-hail and other city services. Its offerings include mobile payments, enforcement, permits, navigation, and smart routing. Mobile Smart City powered by Pango offers real time enforcement and traffic analytics and is available in more than 60 cities worldwide, serving more than one million active accounts. Invented in 1997, US Patent No. 5,940,481. With its Corporate Headquarters based in Miami, Florida, Mobile Smart City powered by Pango has introduced first- of-its-kind technology in the United States; it has been in use since 2006.

For more information:  www.mypango.com

 

 

 

H2H2H Foundation Names Gary Neff to Board of Governors

August 07, 2018

 

 

 

H2H2H Foundation Names Gary Neff to Board of Governors

 

 

         Panama City, Republic of Panama  –The H2H2H Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of parking industry veteran Gary Neff, CEO of New York City-based Park Assist, to its Board of Governors. The Governors guide the Foundation in its overall direction, vision and mission.

 

 

The H2H2H Foundation is an international, nonprofit organization promoting excellence in the delivery of efficient and sustainable “Mobility Management” (MM) services. MM is an innovative, worldwide trend in the public parking and transportation sector. It promotes communication and collaboration between managers of different elements of the transportation infrastructure within a particular community. These elements might include, for example, parking facilities, public transit networks, tollways, car ferries, car/bike sharing and Intelligent Transportation Systems.

 

Park Assist, a subsidiary of the Netherlands-based THK Group, is a premium provider of Parking Guidance Systems (PGS) and business intelligence solutions. Park Assist pioneered the first camera-based system for parking guidance. Over the past decade, the firm has become an industry leader in PGS with successful installations spanning 35 countries. Park Assist’s unique, patented approach combines proprietary imaging software and advanced data analytics to produce actionable parking management information affecting  occupancy, security and revenues.

 

“We are honored to engage a true industry leader in Gary Neff and the support of a pace-setting organization, such as Park Assist,” says Ramon Mota-Velasco P., Chairman of the Board of Governors for H2H2H. “The Foundation welcomes Gary’s sage advice as we continue to advance best practices in parking and transportation. By teaming with an innovator like Park Assist, we are another step closer to fulfilling our vision that everyone, especially those in the developing world, should experience high-quality, sustainable choices in personal transportation.”

 

Park Assist (www.parkassist.com) was a founding member of the Green Parking Council (now ParkSmart). “Park Assist has long been at the forefront of advocating for sustainable transportation worldwide,” Neff said. “We are pleased to partner with H2H2H in its mission of ‘mobility sustainability’. Our technology, coupled with our emphasis on business intelligence, not only directs parking patrons to the nearest available parking space, but offers parking facility owners and managers real-time, mission-critical data. There are immediate benefits, such as reduced congestion, heightened security, less cruising for an open space and market-appropriate pricing.”

 

Via its website (www.H2H2H.org), social media, forthcoming publications and future conferences in Latin American cities, H2H2H aims to spotlight the very best operations and solutions in the management of parking facilities, transportation demand mitigation, intermodal linkages and automated traffic enforcement. “We are truly thankful when quality organizations like Park Assist take notice of what we are doing and want to accompany us on our journey toward excellence in Mobility Management,” Mota-Velasco said.

 

 

 

ABBREVIATED VERSION

 

The H2H2H Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of parking industry veteran Gary Neff, CEO of New York City-based Park Assist, to its Board of Governors.

 

The H2H2H Foundation (www.H2H2H.org) is an international, nonprofit organization promoting excellence in the delivery of efficient and sustainable parking and transportation services. Park Assist (www.parkassist.com) is a premium provider of Parking Guidance Systems (PGS) and business intelligence solutions with successful installations spanning 35 countries.

 

“We are honored to engage a true industry leader in Gary Neff and the support of a pace-setting organization, such as Park Assist,” says Ramon Mota-Velasco P., Chairman of the Board of Governors for H2H2H. “The Foundation welcomes Gary’s sage advice as we continue to advance best practices in parking and transportation.”

 

“Park Assist has long been at the forefront of advocating for sustainable transportation worldwide,” Neff said. “We are pleased to partner with H2H2H in its mission of ‘mobility sustainability’. Our technology, with its emphasis on business intelligence, not only improves the customer experience, but reduces congestion and pollution caused by cruising for an available parking space.”

 

Mota-Velasco adds, “We are truly thankful when quality organizations like Park Assist take notice of what we are doing and want to accompany us on our journey toward excellence in Mobility Management.”

 

 

Contact:

Marcelo Vela

The H2H2H Foundation

mvela@h2h2h.org

ABM Awarded NPA Accreditation by National Parking Association

August 07, 2018

 

ABM Awarded NPA Accreditation by National Parking Association

 

 

Company Recognized for Standards, Excellence, and Ethical Business Practices

 

 

NEW YORK, Aug. 07, 2018  — ABM (NYSE:ABM), a leading provider of facility solutions, is pleased to announce it has been awarded NPA accreditation by the National Parking Association (NPA). This accreditation program is the highest industry standard granted by the NPA, and establishes industry benchmarks for best practices related to ethics, business processes and the performance of parking management and operations across commercial and public parking organizations.

 

“Parking is among ABM’s core service offerings, along with janitorial, facilities engineering, and specialized technical solutions,” said Arnold Klauber, Senior Vice President of National Parking & Transportation at ABM. “Accreditation by the NPA is a testament to the hard work and commitment of our people to deliver excellence in service, wherever our clients and their customers encounter our parking services.”

“We’re pleased to recognize ABM for their excellence, integrity and best practices in parking and transportation operations,” said Christine Banning, IOM, CAE President of the National Parking Association. “ABM’s successful achievement of NPA Accreditation signifies that it represents the best qualities in ethics, leadership and management—in a standard set by peers across all parking sectors.”

The standards set forth in the accreditation program serve as a roadmap for the adoption of best in class ethical and professional business practices for the parking and transportation industry to perform at a high level in the interests of the organization, community and its clients. The program was developed with input from all sectors of the parking industry to define a roadmap of key elements for business excellence that all parking organizations should include as part of their organizations’ development. To learn more about NPA Accreditation, visit WeAreParking.org.

ABM provides parking and transportation services for commercial real estate properties and sports and entertainment venues; airlines and airports; public school districts, private schools, colleges, and universities; hospitals and more. For more information about ABM’s Parking offerings, visit www.abm.com.

 

ABOUT ABM

ABM (NYSE:ABM) is a leading provider of facility solutions with revenues of approximately $5.5 billion and more than 130,000 employees in 350+ offices throughout the United States and various international locations. ABM’s comprehensive capabilities include janitorial, electrical & lighting, energy solutions, facilities engineering, HVAC & mechanical, landscape & turf, mission critical solutions and parking, provided through stand-alone or integrated solutions. ABM provides custom facility solutions in urban, suburban and rural areas to properties of all sizes – from schools and commercial buildings to hospitals, data centers, manufacturing plants and airports. ABM Industries Incorporated, which operates through its subsidiaries, was founded in 1909. For more information, visit www.abm.com.

 

ABOUT NPA

The National Parking Association is the nation’s leading parking trade group. Our mission is to serve as the market leader in parking industry research, education, and programs that advance the industry and its professionals. We support advancing the interests of the private and public sector in parking technology, sustainable mobility, certification, advocacy, research, and education. Founded in 1951, NPA has more than 2,500 members and represents all facets of the parking industry. Learn more at WeAreParking.org.

 

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ParkMobile to Offer Smart Parking to Caldwell, NJ

August 06, 2018

 

 

 

ParkMobile to Offer Smart Parking to Caldwell, NJ

 

 

Caldwell, NJ – August 6, 2018 –  ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the US, announced today a partnership with the Borough of Caldwell to enable people to pay for parking on their mobile device. The ParkMobile app is now available at approximately 200 single space on-street meters.

 

 

 

New stickers and signage will provide information to drivers on how to pay for parking using the new app. ParkMobile is a free app available for iPhoneand Androiddevices, users can additionally register on parkmobile.io. After setting up their account, customers can immediately begin using the system with their registered mobile device. The ParkMobile app lets users remotely view and update/add time for their parking spot.

“We are pleased to be able to offer a convenient parking payment option to Caldwell visitors.  Not only is it easy to use, but it will provide Caldwell with parking data that will enable us to make informed decisions about our future parking needs and fulfillment of those needs.  For those who choose not to use ParkMobile, our meters will also still accept coins. I’d like to thank the ParkMobile team for the professionalism and excellent customer service they have provided to Caldwell,” stated Mayor Ann Dassing.

ParkMobile maintains a wide presence in New Jersey with availability in Newark, Jersey City, Hoboken, Princeton, Cape May, Wildwood, Montclair, New Brunswick, among many more. Additionally, Parkmobile partners with the New York City DOT to offer smart parking at all metered spaces across all five boroughs under the ParkNYC app. Users can use the ParkMobile app for reservation parking in select locations.

As the most widely used mobile parking solution in the country with more than 10 million people using ParkMobile’s services over 60 million times per year across 350 cities, ParkMobile is excited to make a difference leveraging our large network of users.

 

About ParkMobile

ParkMobile, LLC is the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America, helping millions of people easily find and pay for parking on their mobile device. The company’s technology is used in over 3,000 locations across the country, including 7 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 garage 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 areas, allowing people to drive into the city without having to worry about finding parking.  ParkMobile has been named to the Deloitte Fast 500, the ACG Georgia Fast 40 and the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Pacesetter list. Additionally, the company won 2018 Stevie Awards for Most Innovative Tech Company and Best Integrated Mobile Experience. For more information, visit ParkMobile.io or @ParkMobile on Twitter.

 

ParkMobile Contact: Jeff Perkins, CMO, jeff.perkins@parkmobile.io

 

Borough of Caldwell Contact: Mayor Ann Dassing adassing@caldwell-nj.com

Code Blue Promotes Katie Petre To Director Of Distribution

August 06, 2018

 

 

 

 

Code Blue Promotes Katie Petre To Director Of Distribution 

 

 HOLLAND, MICHIGAN (August 6, 2018): Code Blue Corporation, the industry pioneering manufacturer of emergency communication solutions, has promoted Katie Petre to Director of Distribution. 

 

 

In the newly created role, Petre will be responsible for leading sales, marketing and customer service projects with non-enterprise business partners for the organization. Her objectives will include unifying the processes and policies utilized by each department to increase efficiency and enhance Code Blue’s relationships with customers and sales partners, while also managing interdepartmental projects. 

 

 “The all-encompassing contributions and value Katie has provided to Code Blue have been evident since her first day,” CEO David Cook said. “By aligning leadership for our Sales, Customer Service and Marketing teams, we not only will be able to improve our operational efficiencies, but increase the value we provide to our customers and sales partners.” 

A graduate of Grand Valley State University, Petre joined Code Blue in 2017 as Director of Experience. She has extensive experience in marketing, sales and customer service. Prior to Code Blue, she was a Senior Corporate Communications Specialist for Spectrum Health and an HR BPO Business Analyst for Fifth Third Bank. Her resume also includes work in retail and telecommunications. 

 

About Code Blue Corporation 

For more than 25 years, Code Blue Corporation (www.codeblue.com) has been the industry leading manufacturer of durable emergency communication solutions. The pioneer in developing and producing vandal-resistant Blue Light Emergency Phones at thousands of education, corporate, hospital, airport and municipal locations around the world, Code Blue’s expansion includes the innovation of advanced public address and mass notification systems to provide a complete end-to-end solution. 

Sarasota, FL Partners with Flowbird for Modern Parking Solution

August 06, 2018

 

 

 

Sarasota, FL Partners with Flowbird for Modern Parking Solution

 

 

City hands over final kiosk selection to local community

 

 

The City of Sarasota has partnered with Flowbird Group, the name of recently merged parking and transit leaders, Parkeon and Cale, to implement a new paid parking system. Forty new (40) CWT Color Touch multi-space kiosks and twenty (20) MAX single-space meters will be installed in St. Armand’s Circle parking district, located near the beach in the City of Sarasota.

 

The Sarasota City Commission voted to move toward a paid parking strategy in 2016 that recommended adding parking meters downtown. The strategy put forth the goal to improve circulation in prime spots in front of businesses and decrease traffic congestion associated with drivers circulating to find a space.

 

The City sent out a request for proposal for single and multi-space pay stations in 2017. Rather than selecting a system on their own, The City put the decision in the hands of Sarasota residents and visitors.

 

“We were anxious that we get the right equipment and we heard from the community and the visitors,” said City Parking Division Manager, Mark Lyons, “We wanted the natural component of who is in and out of the area and get their feedback on what would work best.”

 

The City surveyed passing citizens on 6 different parking machines, setting up their options side-by-side to get a first-hand report from which they liked best. Surveyors were asked a series of questions regarding functionality, such as: equipment design, visibility in sunlight, screen clarity and descriptive display messages, among others.

 

Over a 45-day survey period and three separate surveys, the community rated Flowbird’s Cale CWT multi-space kiosk as the top machine fit for the City, ranking #1 in all categories.

 

The 6 various meter options went through the evaluation committee where they also selected the CWT multi-space machine.

 

“The committee voted for the CWT machine for all of the same reasons the surveyors did,” said Lyons, “Surveys indicated when you interact with it, it’s very easy to use. It’s more pleasing to the eye. There are less distractions. You’re looking at the screen and your eyes are not diverted elsewhere to too many different buttons.”

 

Of the survey participants, an astounding 86% said that they prefer a fully functional multi-space kiosk as opposed to the single space meter. There was a large contingent of those surveyed that also asked for the City to include using a mobile app for ease of parking payment.

 

Lyons reports that a few single-space meters will be necessary in areas where there are not enough spaces for a multi-space kiosk. They will also be strategically placed in areas where it’s not safe to cross the street to pay at a full multi-space kiosk.

 

Installation of Flowbird’s Cale CWT Touch multi-space meters and Cale MAX single-space meters will begin in November of 2018.

 

Currently, Flowbird supports over 40,000 parking pay stations for 600 customers throughout the U.S. This project allows the company to continue its rapid expansion in Southern Florida.

www.flowbird.group

Avinor Oslo Airport Partners with IDeaS to Optimise Car Park Revenue Model

August 03, 2018

 

 

Avinor Oslo Airport Partners with IDeaS to Optimise Car Park Revenue Model

 

 

 

With a strategic investment in analytics and automation, Oslo Airport will create more confidence through a robust pricing and revenue strategy for their 20,000 car park spaces.

 

 

 

Tweet this: @Avinor @Oslolufthavn Airport has made the strategic move to transform its #ParkingRevenue and improve traveler experience with @IDeaS_RevOpt #CarParkRMS www.ideas.com/news

 

LONDON – With close to 30 million travelers annually, Oslo Airport is a major hub in the European airport network. A strategic move to grow non-aeronautical revenues through parking revealed an immediate and significant opportunity. Avinor partnered with IDeaS Revenue Solutions to optimise revenue growth for its 11 car parks and more than 20,000 parking spaces at Oslo Airport. This strategy will create a better experience for the growing number of travelers, and customers will receive more dynamic pricing on Avinor’s pre-book solution, with prices regulated based on actual demand.

 

“In an increasingly complex ground transportation environment, we recognised that, while we have done a good job to date, investing in analytics to better understand and price the demand for our car park business would enable us to truly optimise our parking inventory. It would also create a better customer experience for the growing number of travelers looking to pre-book online,” said Amy-Caroline Løken, Category Manager for Avinor. “We’re truly excited to partner with IDeaS. The company will not only give us a system to automate pricing updates to our selling systems, but also will guide us through the journey given their extensive expertise in airport parking revenue management.”

 

IDeaS Car Park Revenue Management System empowers airport commercial and parking managers to automate revenue management and price distribution, leveraging best-in-class SAS® Analytics and easy-to-use data visualisations and interactive dashboards. The web-based, self-learning tool dynamically forecasts parking demand, enabling optimal pricing decisions to be set over a full booking window so travelers are accurately charged according to demand and parking revenues are optimised.

 

“One of the best ways airports can manage a correct pricing system is through applying automated revenue management to their parking assets. Moving from manual or less sophisticated pricing decision-making to a data-driven environment delivers significant revenue growth to an area that typically delivers the greatest EBITDA for airports,” said Guy Barnes, Director of Strategic Accounts for IDeaS. “We’re hugely excited to partner with Avinor and Oslo Airport, and we look forward to working with the team to provide increased control in driving performance.”

 

Find out more about IDeaS Car Park Revenue Solutions here.

 

About IDeaS

With more than 1.6 million hotel rooms and parking spaces priced daily on its advanced systems, IDeaS Revenue Solutions leads the industry with the latest revenue management software and advisory services. Powered by SAS® and with nearly three decades of experience, IDeaS proudly supports over 10,000 clients in 124 countries and is relentless about providing clients with insightful ways to manage the data behind hotel and car park pricing.

IDeaS empowers clients to build and maintain revenue management cultures—from single entities to world-renowned estates—by focusing on a simple promise: Driving Better Revenue.

IDeaS has the knowledge, expertise and maturity to build upon proven revenue management principles with next-generation analytics for more user-friendly, insightful and profitable revenue opportunities. For more information, visit www.ideas.com.

 

About Avinor

Avinor is a wholly-owned state limited company under the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications and is responsible for 44 state-owned airports. 12 of those airports are operated in cooperation with the Norwegian Armed Forces.

In addition to airports, Avinor operates control towers, control centers and other technical infrastructure for safe air navigation.

The air navigation services are organised as a subsidiary wholly owned by Avinor. Avinor is headquartered in Oslo.

 

CivicSmart, Inc. Unveils New Smart Parking Website; Celebrates Third Anniversary

August 02, 2018

 

 

CivicSmart, Inc. Unveils New Smart Parking Website; Celebrates Third Anniversary

 

 

 

MILWAUKEE, Wis.(August 1, 2018) –CivicSmart, Inc., an innovator of highly accurate on-street parking sensors and other “Smart Parking” technologies, is pleased to celebrate our Third Anniversary this week.

 

 

 

Since the acquisition of Duncan’s US parking equipment business in 2015, CivicSmart has been focused on delivering innovative, reliable products and quality service to its 1,500 clients across 5 continents.

 

CivicSmart is continuing to look to the future by introducing a brand new website which highlights these innovations (http://www.civicsmart.com/). Cities are invited to explore our Smart Parking solutions and use the various contact methods, such as our new chat feature, to reach us directly with questions.

 

“Innovation has been at the core of our corporate DNA dating to 1936, and CivicSmart’s commitment to R&D over the past few years has resulted in the release of exciting new Smart Parking products,” said Balu Subramanya, Founder and Chief Technology Officer of CivicSmart.

 

These products include:

 

  • Our “Liberty Next Gen” Smart Meter which offers unmatched features at an affordable price that allows any City to accept credit card payments.  The LNG is flexible enough to manage one space, two spaces, or multiple spaces, and to operate as a coin-only meter that is fully upgradeable to accept credit cards in the future.
  • Our latest version of the leading “AutoISSUE Citation Enforcement Software” that offers real-time wireless data checks of payments, permits, scofflaws and stolen vehicles; GIS/GPS mapping to unleash officer productivity; an Enhanced LPR engine to read, check and “chalk” license plates in seconds; proven workflows, edit checks and business logic to increase accuracy; field reporting of meter outages, faded paint, damaged signs and abandoned vehicles; parking, traffic, and municipal code violation enforcement; and enhanced supervisory and data analytics to improve program performance.
  • Our highly-accurate, radar-based “Vehicle Detection Sensor” that detects vehicle arrival and exit within a few seconds and can be mounted in the ground, on the pole, on the curb or on the road surface.  It is flexible enough for use in on-street environments, truck stops, and even to detect motorcycles.  Our sensors unlock an array of Benefits and Innovative Policies for Cities including real-time motorist guidance to vacant spaces, granting free meter time upon arrival, enabling variable and special event pricing, resetting meter time to zero upon departure, enhancing enforcement operations by displaying violations on handhelds, and providing real-time and historic occupancy data to assist City decision-making.
  • Our new “On-street Reservation System” that allows Cities to offer motorists the ability to find and reserve premium on-street parking spaces. This pioneering product offers Cities a unique way to implement Demand-based Pricing and capture more of the value of their prime curb space.

 

“Whether it is revitalizing the legacy products we inherited from Duncan, developing and deploying new products globally, or integrating with Smart City offerings such as GE’s intelligent streetlights, I encourage Cities, Consultants and Parking Operators to check out our website and learn how our new offerings can benefit your programs,“ said Mike Nickolaus, CivicSmart President and CEO.

 

About CivicSmart

CivicSmart, Inc., is a technology services and engineering company specializing in developing and delivering innovative parking offerings including smart parking meters, handheld enforcement solutions, vehicle detection sensors, and comprehensive parking management systems. CivicSmart solutions have been deployed globally and CivicSmart serves over 1,500 clients.  CivicSmart’s new website can be visited at http://www.civicsmart.com/.

 

Allpro Parking Growing in New Markets

August 02, 2018

 

 

Allpro Parking Growing in New Markets

 

 

Allpro Parking, LLC, Assumes the Valet Operation of the Drury Plaza Hotel, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

 

 

Pittsburgh, PA, July 31, 2018 – Allpro Parking is pleased to announce that effective July 2, 2018, it has assumed the valet operation of the Drury Plaza Hotel, located at 745 Grant Street in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Drury Hotels Company is a Missouri-based, family-owned and operated hotel system with more than 140 hotels in 21 states. The valet service is expected to greet 100+ guests a day.

 

“Allpro Parking is excited for this opportunity to serve Drury Hotels and expand our portfolio of valet parking services in Pennsylvania,” says Richard A. Serra, Allpro Parking’s President and CEO. “Allpro Parking is a new parking brand in the region and we are eager to introduce our customer and services that is summed up in our motto, ‘Experience the Professional Difference,’ to our client and their guests.”

 

“I appreciate Allpro Parking’s ‘can-do’ attitude and the professionalism their organization has brought to our hotel. I am excited about our partnership and the positive impact it will have on our guests,” says Chris Park, General Manager at Drury Plaza Hotel in Pittsburgh.

 

Allpro Parking was founded in Buffalo, New York in 2000 and has expanded into Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Ohio, as well as Long Island, Yonkers, Rochester, Ithaca, Syracuse, Jamestown, New York, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Today, the company employs over 500 individuals at over 150 locations. Allpro Parking provides professional parking management, facility maintenance, ground transportation, and event logistics to developers, property managers, institutions, and government entities across a wide spectrum of markets. In 2012, Allpro Parking was the recipient of the Buffalo Niagara Business Ethics Award and the Buffalo Niagara Human Resource Association Outstanding Employee Culture Award. In 2018, the company was awarded the first-in-the-nation “Seal of Integrity & Excellence” from the National Parking Association.

 

For more information about Allpro Parking, LLC, visit allproparking.com or email sattea@allproparking.com.

City of Orillia launches first mobile parking app with PassportParking®

August 01, 2018

 

 

City of Orillia launches first mobile parking app with PassportParking®

Drivers can now pay and extend parking sessions remotely

 

 

 

Orillia, Ontario (Aug. 1, 2018) — The City of Orillia and Passport announce the launch of the PassportParking® mobile application in downtown Orillia. The mobile application is powered by Passport, the global leader of mobile payments for parking and transit serving transportation operations throughout North America.

 

For the first time, residents and visitors in downtown Orillia will have the option to pay for parking with a mobile application. The PassportParking app will be available for about 200 on-street spaces and nearly 500 off-street spaces.

 

In addition to being able to pay for parking through the app, users are also able to:

  • Extend their sessions remotely
  • Keep track of all parking history
  • Receive notifications
  • Get email receipts

 

“Orillia is fortunate to have a vibrant heritage downtown, rich in history and full of great places to shop, dine and explore. By introducing the PassportParking mobile app for downtown Orillia paid parking spaces, we are providing residents and visitors a simple, convenient way to pay for parking,” said Mayor Steve Clarke. “With an automatic reminder of time running short and the ability to top-up from wherever you are, no one should ever have to receive a ticket for an expired meter.”

 

“We’re excited to partner with the City of Orillia and introduce this type of parking technology in the Sunshine City,” said Passport Regional Director Conor Kelly. “Whether people are enjoying the Streets Alive! exhibit or even enjoying a meal downtown, they can be at ease knowing they have the convenience of paying for parking at their fingertips.”

 

Passport is also the technology provider for mobile parking payments in Toronto. The Green P app provides accessibility to 55,000 on- and off-street car parks managed by the Toronto Parking Authority.

Drivers can download the free PassportParking app from theApp Store and Google Play. Users can also manage their parking online at ppprk.com.

 

About Passport
Passport transforms the way cities manage their operations. The fintech company’s mobile-first platform has been adopted by more than 450 cities, universities, and private operators around the world in cities including Chicago, Toronto, London, and Miami, across more than 5,000 locations. Passport’s product lines —– parking, transit and tolling payments, parking enforcement, and permit management —– enable organizations in the public and private sectors to streamline their operations, enhance customer service, and make data-driven decisions. Consistently recognized as one of the fastest growing companies and Best Places to Work in Charlotte, North Carolina, Passport has an ingrained practice of putting People First —– a guiding principle in its Culture.

 

Passport is backed by a group of investors, including Bain Capital Ventures, Grotech Ventures, MK Capital and Relevance Capital. Learn more, or get in touch with Passport at passportinc.com.

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