Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority Chooses Light & Breuning for PARCS Upgrade

February 15, 2018





Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority Chooses Light & Breuning for PARCS Upgrade



The Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority (GFIAA) has awarded a contract to Light & Breuning, Inc. to furnish and install a new PARCS (Parking and Revenue Control System) for its parking facilities. The project upgrades airport parking with cutting-edge technology in a Designa ABACUS PARCS system. The installation will be completed in May 2018, and will feature online and phone app capabilities for parkers.



“We are continuously working to improve our facilities with an emphasized focus on featuring state-of-the-art technology and innovation in all areas of our airport,” said GFIAA President & CEO Jim Gill. “Our parking services bring in a lot of revenue, and it is important that we have a system that reflects the modern technology of our airport and is adaptable to future trends and systems.”


Daniel Villalobos, Parking & Ground Transportation Manager at GFIAA, stated that the Light & Breuning team clinched the contract for Designa. “After considering several options we decided on Light & Breuning because of their expert consultation,” said Villalobos. “They went above and beyond what was requested in the RFP to provide the best solution using the latest technology and to ensure we’re ready for tomorrow’s advancements.”


For more information, contact Light & Breuning at 800.947.4064 or visit


About Gerald R. Ford International Airport


The Gerald R. Ford International Airport is the second busiest and largest airport in Michigan. The airport served over 2.8 million passengers in 2017, and over 7,000 travelers pass through GFIA each day. The Gerald R. Ford International Airport offers nonstop service to 24 major market destinations with more than 120 daily nonstop flights, and generates over $3.1 billion in annual economic output throughout West Michigan and employs over 2,000 people. For more information on GFIA visit: or follow the airport on Twitter: @FlyGRFord, Facebook – GeraldRFordInternationalAirport, or Instagram: FlyGRFord.


About Light & Breuning


For more than 60 years, Light & Breuning has been integrating the highest quality vehicle access and revenue control systems in the market. As a full-service provider, the company has installed state-of-the-art parking control systems for airports, universities, professional parking management companies, municipalities, hotels, hospitals and private owners. Known for reliability and customer service, Light & Breuning senior managers and sales engineers have a combined total of 100+ years of experience in the parking systems industry. The company’s professional affiliations and innovation partners have made Light & Breuning an industry leader, Designa US Partner, and a proud member of PARC Group, the leading network of system integrators for access control in North America.

Indiana Borough introduces mobile payment app powered by Passport

February 15, 2018




Indiana Borough introduces mobile
payment app powered by Passport




Indiana, Pa. (Feb. 15, 2018) — Indiana Borough announces the launch of PassportParking®, a mobile parking application that allows parkers to pay for their parking through their smartphones. The app is powered by the global leader of mobile payments for parking and transit, Passport, serving cities and universities throughout North America.



The PassportParking app makes paying for parking more convenient for residents and visitors. In addition to paying for parking, users can:


  • Monitor their parking sessions
  • Extend parking sessions (when available)
  • View payment history
  • Receive email receipts


The PassportParking app will provide access to more than 600 on-street parking spaces in the downtown area. This is one of many measures Indiana Borough Parking Department is launching in the Borough. Other upgrades include LED lighting and a new real-time computerized system for its 511-space parking garage. Parkers will also be able to avoid frigid winter weather by quickly paying for parking on the go or even in advance without putting coins in a meter. Parking is enforced from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday.


“We are excited to partner with Passport for this new initiative in Indiana Borough. With the PassportParking app, drivers can pay for their parking in our metered zones from the convenience of their phones,” said Lt. Justin Schawl, Special Services Division, Indiana Borough Police. “They can also extend their parking sessions without having to feed a meter.”


“With the PassportParking app already available at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, this is a great opportunity to expand the reach of the application with the addition of Indiana Borough. As they launch new efforts to improve parking, we’re honored to be on this new digital road with them,” said Tom Wiese, sales executive at Passport. “We are happy to support their growth strategies and offer an app that makes handling the parking experience as simple as possible.”


Passport is the industry’s leading mobile technology solution specializing in enterprise business applications and payments for the public and private sectors. The company works with other Pennsylvania locations, including the Borough of Gettysburg, Borough of West Chester, Carlisle Borough, Borough of Phoenixville and the City of New Castle. The app is free to download through the App Store or Google Play. Users can also manage their parking at


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

Ventana Ventures and Atwater Infrastructure  have officially launched their first development in the City of Bell, California.

February 14, 2018


Ventana Ventures and Atwater Infrastructure  have officially launched their first development in the City of Bell, California.





The development site consists of two properties, totaling 0.7 acres, located at 4400 and 4410 Gage Avenue. The project is expected to serve as a catalyst for the redevelopment of the city’s retail and restaurant core.  Construction is scheduled to commence in May of 2018. “We’ve assembled a great team for this project. We’re excited to be a part of the revitalization of Bell. I also want to send a special thank you to Brett Harwood, an industry legend, for his belief and investment in our project.” says Diego Torres-Palma, Managing Partner of Ventana Ventures.


The building located at 4400 Gage Avenue will become the second home to Border X, a 100% Latino owned brewery with roots in San Diego, which was recently listed as one of the “Five places to go in San Diego” by the New York Times. “Border X Brewing was started with the intention of breaking down borders and building communities with Latino craft beer, delicious food and cultural events. We look forward to joining the thriving community of Bell and working together!” says David Favela, owner of Border X.


Rendering of BorderX Brewery at 4410 Gage Avenue, expected to open fall 2018.

Several tenants are currently being considered for the 4410 Gave Ave building. The location, given its proximity to the brewery, is ideal for any coffee shop, bakery, or quick service restaurant.


Rendering of 4410 Gave Avenue Building

CHBC Office Group has been selected as the construction company and TSArchitects as the architectural firm.


About Ventana Ventures:
Ventana Ventures is a new real estate investment and development company committed to finding windows of opportunity that lead to meaningful investor returns while providing much needed revitalization to communities across the United States.


About Atwater Infrastructure:
Atwater Infrastructure is a minority-owned investment and development firm that sources and structures private capital for social infrastructure projects for governmental and institutional clients throughout the United States.


For more information please contact:


Diego Torres-Palma

Managing Partner

Ventana Ventures



(o) 626.872.3313

(ig) @diego_ventures



Parking Startup Inugo appoints Natasha Woods & Max Corotis in USA

February 13, 2018

Parking Startup Inugo appoints Natasha Woods & Max Corotis in USA




February, 2018 – Inugo is pleased to announce and welcome Max Corotis and Natasha Woods to the Inugo team as Business Development Managers based in California. Max and Natasha are U.S. parking professionals  who will bring a wealth of experience to Inugo’s operations.


The two new hires spent a week training in the New Zealand head office.


“We had a great time with our onboarding, and the first week has been busy,” says Mr. Corotis. “I believe Inugo will revolutionize the parking industry. There are countless benefits to the Inugo Solution for both operators and parkers”

Natasha Woods adds, “It’s an exciting time to be in the parking industry. We are seeing huge advances in technology and Inugo’s intelligent technology is advancing that to the next level. I am thrilled to be apart of the Inugo team and the passion behind the product and the vision of the company.”


“We are excited that Natasha and Max are joining our growing team”, mentions Sam Barclay, CEO of Inugo Systems. “They are experienced parking technology veterans who will spearhead our growth in California.”
Max Corotis was last appointed as the Sales Director, overseeing the sales and marketing department for Cale America since 2015, a Pay Station Manufacturer for the Parking Industry based in Florida. Cale America is focused in the municipal and university client base with pay parking solutions. Prior to this, Mr. Corotis was the Regional Manager for T2 Systems focusing on parking lot occupancy systems (2014 – 2015)


Natasha Woods was formerly the President of Athena Pacific Strategy Group, a government affairs consulting firm in the parking industry based in Los Angeles, since April 2014. Athena Pacific Strategy Group is technology focused and has a deep contact base within city, county, and state governmental structures.

Prior to this, Ms. Woods was the Vice President of Business Development at Duncan Solutions (2013 – 2014) and Executive Vice President at Parkmobile USA (2010 – 2013). Parkmobile is a tech startup focusing on mobile parking applications. Ms. Woods specializes in start-ups, business development, operations management, and strategic planning.

About Inugo:

Inugo is a startup founded to revolutionize the way that we Find, Park and Pay for parking. It not only offers time efficiencies and faster turnaround of stalls but it is also the only ticketless and cashless parking experience.

Parking professionals have an opportunity to utilize their under-used parking facilities and generate a revenue. Inugo offers a  simple, seamless and cost effective parking management tool which allows Parking Operators to configure multiple parking facilities and add differentiated rates while catering to diverse user groups.


Inugo has recently launched its groundbreaking parking technology at four Los Angeles sites as the company begins expansion in the United States.

The Inugo App is available for iOS and Android users.

For More Info

For more information contact:

Manali Bhatia, Marketing Coordinator

+64 27 253 7781

Joe Mollish Joins TIBA Parking Systems as Vice President of Strategic Accounts

February 12, 2018




Joe Mollish Joins TIBA Parking Systems as Vice President of Strategic Accounts



COLUMBUS, OH, February 12, 2018 – TIBA Parking Systems welcomes Joe Mollish as the Vice President of Strategic Accounts to expand sales in its’ rapidly growing vertical markets, such as universities, airports, hospitals and municipalities. Mollish will manage complex and large-scale projects across the United States.




Joe has a diverse background with over 26 years of experience in the parking operations and software technology industry. He previously served as the General Manager for Central Parking System for 18 years, with an additional 3 years at System Parking/ABM. During this time, Mollish was responsible for growing major markets in the Eastern and Midwestern United States.


Prior to joining TIBA, Mollish led the Sales of Branch Operations for the lower Midwest market at Amano McGann. During his 5+ years with Amano McGann, he was responsible for sales and contract management and was successful at growing the market by winning several large projects for the company.


“TIBA is extremely excited to welcome Joe Mollish to the team,” stated John Whiteman, Executive Vice President of Sales. “Joe’s previous experience and knowledge of the parking industry will help us focus on our larger enterprise opportunities within airports, municipalities and universities across the United States. We look forward to using his skills to optimize our growth and to continue serving world-class products to our clients.”


“After seeing TIBA successfully enter the US market, and purchasing the TIBA product myself as an operator, I was always impressed with TIBA’s flexibility and their user-friendly rich functionality. I wanted to be part of an organization that is poised to be the industry leader. I am excited about the challenge to apply my background experience to grow new vertical markets and build customer relationships for TIBA Parking Systems,” said Mollish.


About TIBA:

For 30 years, TIBA has provided innovative solutions for the parking market, resulting in reliable, user-friendly products that lower the price of initial acquisition and the cost of ongoing maintenance. TIBA has done this through a focus on software development, while continuing to enhance and support its reliable hardware platform. This allows owners to keep the capital investment down while still enjoying the latest software functionality. With extensive global experience, TIBA’s robust, scalable architecture enables parking operators to keep pace with the latest trends in centralized operations, automated smart facilities, web reservations and mobile payments. TIBA’s flexible software grants parking operators to be IoT-connected, leveraging big data to increase revenue.

TIBA’s agile integrations with third party systems, empowers parking operators to be an integral part of the Smart Cities ecosystem.


TIBA serves parking operators and owners globally, across diverse industries such as hotels & hospitality, airports, universities, shopping centers, hospitals & medical centers, and local, state & federal governments. For more information about TIBA Parking Systems, visit





TIBA LLC, 2228 Citygate Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43219 ∙ Phone (614) 328 -2040, Fax (614) 864-2153 Web: Email:


February 12, 2018





HUB Specialties Offer Unique Industry Expertise and Proprietary Solutions to Best Manage Clients’ Risks



Chicago, February 12, 2018 – Hub International Limited (Hub), a leading global insurance brokerage, announced today the launch of its first eight industry Specialty practices as an important part of its enterprise strategy to differentiate itself, while providing advocacy and tailored insurance solutions to its clients.

“Business owners expect brokers to be specialists to best address the unique industry risks and issues they live with every day. And when a broker specializes, they are delivering a value set that helps clients grow their business with the peace of mind that their risks and exposures, today and tomorrow, have been identified and addressed,” said Marc Cohen, CEO and President of HUB International. “At HUB we see a direct correlation between specialization and improved client retention and new growth. Both of which are key elements of organic revenue.”

HUB selected the first eight industries based on those that are positioned for growth, and where HUB already has deep expertise, offers a strong industry value proposition and has a substantial portfolio of clients. HUB’s first Specialty practices include Transportation, Financial Institutions, Entertainment/Sports, Construction, Agriculture, Hospitality, Real Estate and Healthcare.

“HUB mobilized hundreds of our specialists across North America in our more than 400 offices to ensure our industry strategy would succeed in our decentralized environment to continue serving our local market customers and prospects,” said Chris Treanor, President of Specialties and Programs for HUB International. “Specialties is a thoughtful and significant effort in our ongoing growth strategy and will impact our success as one of the largest brokers in the world.”

HUB Specialties are based on a model that will allow the firm to scale and establish future industry Specialties based on regional needs and client demands.

“Complexities in the insurance industry continue to surge. To really understand the current and emerging risks associated with an industry, insurance and risk advisors require specialized industry knowledge,” said Todd Macumber, President of Specialty Practices and President and CEO of HUB’s Risk Services Division. “Each Specialty practice will offer clients HUB proprietary insurance products as well as provide our employees with training, development and credentialing to better serve our clients and allow us to recruit and retain the industry’s leading talent.”

About Hub International

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Hub International Limited (HUB) is a leading full-service global insurance broker providing property and casualty, life and health, employee benefits, investment and risk management products and services. From offices located throughout North America, HUB’s vast network of specialists provides peace of mind on what matters most by protecting clients through unrelenting advocacy and tailored insurance solutions. For more information, please visit


Direct Travel Partners with SpotHero for Business to Become First TMC to Offer Mobile Corporate Parking Management

February 09, 2018



Direct Travel Partners with SpotHero for Business to Become First TMC to Offer Mobile Corporate Parking Management



Date: February 8, 2018

Direct Travel, Inc., a top travel management company in North America, today announced that it has partnered with SpotHero for Business, North America’s leading business parking reservation platform and the first mobile solution to help corporate travelers find and book parking on the go. The partnership will increase the value of Direct Travel’s offerings to clients, by helping them manage an estimated $3 billion in work-related parking spend and maximizing corporate travel program budgets with an easy-to-use mobile solution.


Using SpotHero for Business, business travelers can find and reserve parking in close proximity to hotels, airports, downtown offices and client sites, all from their mobile device. Digital receipts are then automatically forwarded to preferred expense reimbursement platforms, such as Concur, streamlining the overall corporate travel experience. Just as business travelers are able to shop for hotels and airfare to find the best rates, they can now find and book parking ahead of time using SpotHero for Business. With urban drivers spending twenty minutes on average searching for a parking spot, the SpotHero for Business solution also ensures significant time savings.

“Until recently, employees have managed parking expenses through very manual processes, leading to macro inefficiencies in corporate travel programs,” said Becca Rabinowitz, head of SpotHero for Business. “We are thrilled to partner with Direct Travel in order to give travel managers an easy way to improve both the accuracy of reports and their own visibility into this often overlooked yet significant category of spend.”

“We work with our top clients and prospects to survey the entire scope of their travel program and go beyond the obvious travel savings opportunities,” said Ronda Shipley, SVP Business Development & Strategies at Direct Travel. “As the first TMC to partner with SpotHero for Business, we are excited to offer our clients cutting-edge technology to ensure efficiencies beyond traditional verticals.”

About SpotHero

SpotHero, North America’s leading parking reservation service, empowers drivers to find and book parking at thousands of garages, lots, and valets across the US and Canada. Launched in 2011, SpotHero is headquartered in Chicago and has secured $57.5 million in funding. To learn more, visit

About Direct Travel

Direct Travel, Inc. is a leading provider of corporate travel management services. The company has been providing travel management services for over 40 years, working with clients to develop highly customized travel programs. By leveraging both the expertise of its people and innovative solutions, Direct Travel enables clients to derive the greatest value from their travel program in terms of superior service, progressive technologies and significant cost savings. Direct Travel has offices in over 60 locations across North America and the UK, and is currently ranked 15th on the Travel Weekly Power List. Direct Travel is also a prominent member of Virtuoso, the world’s most prestigious luxury travel network. For more information about Direct Travel, please visit

Additionally, Direct Travel offers full-service performance improvement solutions, including meeting and event management, group incentive travel and individual recognition solutions through its wholly owned subsidiary Creative Group, Inc. For more information, please visit

Asheville launches new citation management system powered by Passport 

February 09, 2018



Asheville launches new citation management system powered by Passport   

Enforcement officers now using real-time platform
for more accurate enforcing




Asheville, NC (Feb. 9, 2018) — Passport, the industry leader in parking enforcement software, has launched its citation management platform for the City of Asheville. The city, that expects to issue up to 20,000 citations this year, is upgrading its system to run congruent with its mobile pay platform, provided through PassportParking® since 2012. The new system will streamline the city’s citation management process providing more accuracy and convenience, integrating both the mobile pay and citation management systems together on the same platform.


With Passport’s citation management platform, city enforcement officers can efficiently issue citations using wireless handheld devices and Bluetooth printers. Enforcement officers can also monitor parking, conduct digital chalking and upload pictures of violations in real time. The real-time data transfer functionality allows parking administrators to access citation information immediately upon ticket issuance through Passport’s back office platform. The new system also has a built-in Scofflaw violation tool to provide officers with immediate repeat offender information.


“It made sense for us to combine Passport’s mobile pay system with its citation management technology to equip our on-street enforcement officers and our parking administrators with better tools and more accurate data,” said Harry Brown, parking services manager for the City of Asheville. “Our goal is to improve how we make data-driven decisions and that begins with using state-of-the-art technology for a seamless account of what’s happening in our city.”


“We’re excited to integrate our citation management platform with our mobile pay solution for the City of Asheville,” said Kelsey Owens, sales executive at Passport. “The innovative technology with our two platforms will ensure enforcement officers are supported with real-time information to successfully do their jobs. This is an incredible opportunity to showcase the difference in how our combined services will work to deliver a clear analysis of parking habits and trends in the city.”

With the platform the City has the ability to track enforcement officers in real-time, pull ticket density reports and analyze parking patterns to continuously improve parking in the city. The City of Hickory and Town of Davidson both have Passport’s citation management platforms.

More information on Passport’s enforcement software is available at

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


T2 Systems Kicks Off North America ReConnect Tour

February 08, 2018



T2 Systems Kicks Off North America ReConnect Tour




Indianapolis, IN February 8, 2018 – T2 Systems, a provider of the industry’s most comprehensive suite of parking solutions, today announced the start of its 2018 ReConnect North America Tour. The event series kicks off on February 8, 2018 in Portland, OR at Portland State University. ReConnect events bring the best parts of T2’s Connect conference on the road—allowing customers to learn insights from fellow peers about how to drive success in their parking operation and hear about the latest technology from T2 experts.



T2’s SVP, Customer Experience Maggie Vercoe will host each event and be joined by other T2 leaders to outline how T2 is solving customers’ parking problems and facilitate discussions and networking.


“Our annual Connect conference we host in November is one of the most valuable ways we bring our customer community together,” said Vercoe. “Our ReConnect Tour allows us to take Connect on the road and give even more of our customers the chance to come together to learn and share with their peers. It’s another way we’re working to encourage collaboration between our customers, which continues to be one of our highest priorities.”


The ReConnect North America Tour will stop in ten cities from February through May. Each event will feature presentations from T2 customers showcasing successful project implementations and results, discussion panels and networking. Upcoming ReConnect destinations include: Baltimore, Atlanta, Nashville, Colorado Springs, Vancouver, Austin and more.


T2’s UNIFI Parking Management Platform provides a full suite of technology solutions to increase efficiency, improve ease of parking management and boost revenue for its users. Over 1,500 customers—including universities, municipalities and private operators—rely on T2 for multi-space pay stations, permit management, enforcement, LPR, PARCS, vehicle counting, citation services and event parking.


Learn more about the ReConnect events and T2’s innovative parking solutions at T2’s website.


About T2 Systems

T2 Systems is the largest parking technology provider in North America, with more than 23 years in the parking management industry and currently serving thousands of parking professionals. T2 integrates the best people, processes and technology for powerful, high performance and secure parking solutions. Its open technology and processes are used to manage more than 200 million parking transactions for over 2 billion dollars annually across all 50 states and nine provinces in Canada. For more information about T2 Systems, visit


February 08, 2018





Global online parking reservation provider, ParkCloud, has broken into a new market, announcing Canada as the 42nd country available to customers booking through its extensive global network.

ParkCloud is now able to offer its online parking reservation services to customers travelling from Canada’s largest and busiest airport – Toronto Pearson International Airport.

Passengers parking up at the airport’s self park covered garages at both terminal 1 and 3 will now be able to reserve their parking space before they travel, with 24-hour access and electric vehicle charging capabilities available.

Additionally, customers choosing the value park garage will also benefit from ParkCloud’s pre-bookable service, which boasts fast, free terminal link train transfers to terminal 1 and 3 and is a favoured option for travellers parking for an extended period.

ParkCloud’s partnership to offer its parking reservation services to the airport’s 44 million annual passengers has been agreed via U.S airport parking company, Park ’N Fly.

Mark Pegler, Managing Director at ParkCloud, said: “The scope to develop our network across Canada is really considerable and it’s an exciting time to be breaking into this market.

“We’re very much looking forward to the challenge of growing from such a strong start point as Toronto Pearson International Airport and bringing the convenience ParkCloud’s services can offer to more people travelling from Canada.”

Bookings from Toronto Pearson International Airport are now available; visit for more information.

About ParkCloud

ParkCloud, simply put, lets drivers book a parking space in advance, in the same way as it’s possible to do with hotel rooms, restaurant tables…and even a coffee these days.

When travelling, parking is usually the last thing on anybody’s mind, but research shows that as much as 20 minutes is wasted when searching for a parking space. ParkCloud aims to solve that problem by letting customers make a parking booking, whether they are getting on a plane, taking a cruise, catching a train, or visiting a city or event.

ParkCloud was founded in 2008 as an online parking reservation service and within the 10 years we’ve been operating our success and growth has been rapid; we’ve gone from our three founders to employ over 20 members of staff; from one country to over 40; and from two languages to over 20 – and we don’t plan on slowing down.

Today we are an award-winning, global provider, working with car park operators across 40 countries to include them on our comparison search engine, which aims to give consumers the most user friendly, efficient service possible when they need it most.
This bookable parking network is also made available to travel industry partners to help complete the itineraries of passengers worldwide.

Winner of Queen’s Award for International Trade

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