FLASH Acquires OmniPark to Unlock Revenue Opportunities for Ungated and Gated Parking Real Estate

July 16, 2021

 

 

 

 

FLASH Acquires OmniPark to Unlock Revenue Opportunities for Ungated and Gated Parking Real Estate

 

 

 

Acquisition creates a no-risk, enforceable 21st century parking solution for asset owners and operators to modernize parking assets and capitalize on the economic comeback

 

 

Austin, TX and Spokane, WA – FLASH, the leader in flexible technology solutions for urban real estate, acquired OmniPark. This acquisition furthers FLASH’s mission of delivering parking solutions for every parking type. When OmniPark’s enforcement technology is paired with FLASH’s mobile-based payment products, asset owners and parking operators can deploy a fully digital parking solution for ungated parking assets.

 

“Our customers are seeing parking occupancy and drive-up rates surpassing pre-COVID levels, which presents value-creation opportunities for highly flexible real estate to transform via 21st century parking solutions,” states Dan Sharplin, CEO and Executive Chairman of FLASH. “The acquisition of OmniPark, best known for its cloud-based, fully integrated enforcement technology, when combined with our Scan-to-pay product or a kiosk provides a no-risk, enforceable surface lot solution to help asset owners unlock sizable revenue.”

 

Built by parking veterans, OmniPark’s parking software solutions provide over 3,000 ungated and gated locations the ability to efficiently manage permits, enforcement, vehicle inventory, and more. OmniPark delivers access to real-time data and actionable insights enabling their customers to respond quickly in today’s rapidly changing mobility landscape.

 

“Parking is a game of permissions, and today’s asset owners and parking operators must have the ability to digitally control access and enforce when parkers don’t follow those permissions,” said Kevin Uhlenhaker, CEO of OmniPark. “I couldn’t be more thrilled about the acquisition, which allows us to continue to serve our customers, while also enriching FLASH’s digital platform with a suite of enforcement and permitting solutions, which are critical for key verticals like municipalities, airports, and universities.”

 

“Kevin Uhlenhaker and the OmniPark team bring a wealth of parking knowledge to FLASH, which we will absolutely leverage for the good of our customers, especially as we continue to build out our touchless, enforceable surface lot solution at scale,” explained Sharplin.  “With this acquisition every bit of the fully digital parking puzzle is now complete.”

 

FLASH is dedicated to the success of OmniPark’s existing customers, who now have access to FLASH’s always-on support team. For current OmniPark customers, pricing and service will remain unchanged.

 

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.

 

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

 

Parker Technology & TIBA Parking Announce Partnership Agreement

July 15, 2021

 

Parker Technology & TIBA Parking Announce Partnership Agreement

 

 

Indianapolis, IN — Parker Technology and TIBA Parking announce their official partnership agreement. The two technology organizations have worked collaboratively to engineer an integrated two-way video customer experience solution on TIBA’s X-60 line of Parking Access and Revenue Control Systems (PARCS) equipment. As well as an audio integration for X-30 and X-60 equipment, for SIP or third-party VOIP.

 

The outcome of this strategic partnership is to connect the two innovative platforms via an API bridge to support drivers seeking assistance in the lane. Anyone using the Parker platform, including Parker’s own customer service representatives, can answer intercom calls remotely through TIBA’s robust X-60 product line, with high-quality audio and video. Additionally, the API allows gate vends, validation or comping of parking tickets, rate management, assisting monthly contract parkers (coming soon) and maintaining detailed audits for each transaction.

 

“It is great to bring two parking technology leaders together to create a better experience for the parker,” says Levi Rinkoff, Executive Vice President of Partnerships and Alliances at TIBA. “The integration between TIBA and Parker Technology will provide a secure and intuitive way to seamlessly assist parkers on their way in and out of parking facilities via video or audio communication across TIBA’s X-60 product line. TIBA and Parker Technology look forward to empowering parking operators to continue to innovate and elevate the customer experience and value to their customers.”

 

“Our two organizations have a history of collaborative sales success and I appreciate the engineering and integration expertise TIBA brought to the partnership to make this solution possible. We know two-way video contributes to a better customer experience and we’re excited to deliver it to TIBA’s customers,” said Brian Wolff, President & CEO of Parker Technology.

 

Parker Technology has worked cooperatively for years with many TIBA dealers, giving them the ability to deliver a better customer experience and share monthly recurring revenue. As part of this new partnership, TIBA, Parker and the TIBA VAR network will align sales and marketing efforts to work in tandem, creating mutual value and exceeding customers’ expectations.

 

About Parker Technology

For parking operators who have limited resources to manage intercom and inbound customer service calls, Parker Technology combines parking domain expertise, a flexible software platform and their professional customer service center, or your staff, to ensure customer problems are resolved efficiently and according to the facility’s business rules. Parker helps clients create a better customer experience, while collecting more revenue, keeping traffic moving, freeing up internal staff to focus on higher-priority on-site tasks, and gathering data insights to run operations more effectively. Learn more at www.helpmeparker.com.

 

 

About TIBA Parking Systems 

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

IBI Group Partners with LA’s Urban Movement Labs to Shape the Future of Mobility

July 15, 2021

 

 

IBI Group Partners with LA’s Urban Movement Labs to Shape the Future of Mobility

– Global design and technology firm kicks-off collaboration with pilot program that reimagines LA’s curbside –

 

LOS ANGELES, July 15, 2021  — Technology-driven design firm, IBI Group (TSX:IBG), has joined Urban Movement Labs (UML), a first-of-its-kind partnership between the Mayor of Los Angeles’ Office of Economic Development and the three largest goods and people movement agencies in the City of Los Angeles — the Port, the Airports, and the Department of Transportation — to implement innovative transportation solutions that will improve the lives of citizens and visitors. Other founding partners include Lyft, Verizon, Avis Budget Group, Moceanlab, Waymo, and the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator. Armed with IBI Group’s expertise in intelligent transportation, curbside management and smart cities, and its history in the southern California market, the firm is proud to join the partnership and bring its curbside management solution, CurbIQ™, to the streets of LA.

“As an organization that is aligned with our philosophy of fostering innovative, sustainable and resilient cities, we are excited about the synergies and opportunities the Urban Movement Labs partnership provides,” said IBI Group CEO, Scott Stewart. “Our mobility future must be a collaboration between smart city providers, local governments, and the community-at-large. We are champions of this through our Smart City Sandbox initiative in Toronto, and are proud to bring those learnings to our like-minded peers in LA.”

As part of the partnership, IBI Group will have the opportunity to work with other UML members to develop new proofs-of-concept, as well as leverage the firm’s existing mobility solutions for collaborations and test beds in LA. An initial pilot project, in collaboration with the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), leverages IBI’s CurbIQ solution to digitize the existing curbside regulations in three key areas in LA — Hollywood, downtown, and the UML partner pilot area around the Warner Center. The goal is to inform LADOT’s future regulatory and mobility decisions around street parking and curbside management to better understand and optimize the use of curb space for the sustainable and efficient movement of people and goods. CurbIQ is currently being used by cities in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico to support improved management and optimization of the curbside.

IBI Group has been active in the southern California market since 1978, working on a range of architecture, transportation infrastructure, and intelligent systems projects, including the Alameda Corridor Revenue Collection System, the City of Los Angeles Civic Center Master Plan, and the Metro Gold Line Foothill Light Rail Corridor Extension.

For more information and/or to connect with an IBI Group professional, please contact Julia Harper at Julia.harper@ibigroup.com or 1-647-330-4706.

About IBI Group
IBI Group Inc. (TSX:IBG) is a technology-driven design firm with global architecture, engineering, planning, and technology expertise spanning over 60 offices and 3,000 professionals around the world. For nearly 50 years, its dedicated professionals have helped clients create livable, sustainable, and advanced urban environments. IBI Group believes that cities thrive when designed with intelligent systems, sustainable buildings, efficient infrastructure, and a human touch. Follow IBI Group on LinkedInand Twitter.

 

Watry Design: Mineta San Jose International Airport Opens New Parking Structure

July 15, 2021

 

 

 

Watry Design: Mineta San Jose International Airport Opens New Parking Structure

 

 

Much-anticipated new parking has come to Mineta San Jose International Airport with the opening of the new Economy Lot Parking Structure on July 1.

This marks completion of the first phase of a three-phase transformation of the long-term economy lot that will ultimately provide up to 6,000 additional parking stalls.

The five-story garage sited on the southwest corner of the economy lot was delivered by the Hensel Phelps | Watry Design team.

The 1,150 stall garage provides convenient parking for air travelers with a direct shuttle connection to the airport.

watrydesign.com

Commercial Electric Vehicle Company Endera Adds Joe Pritchard as a Member of The Board

July 14, 2021

Commercial Electric Vehicle Company Endera Adds Joe Pritchard as a Member of The Board

SAN DIEGO, CA    — Endera, a technology company specializing in all-electric commercial vehicles, charging infrastructure and software solutions, today announced the high caliber addition of Joe Pritchard as a member of the Endera Board.

 

As a board member, Pritchard will add industry knowledge and respected family heritage to Endera. As the largest distributor of Ford vehicles in the Midwest, Pritchard’s expertise in the auto industry will continue to strengthen Endera’s transportation sector.

Joe Pritchard, Member of the Endera Board

“Joe Pritchard is no stranger to the EV market. Pritchard has been a premiere national dealer for electric vehicles and equipment. Joe has helped to pave the way for vehicle electrification with a mission to deliver zero emissions to the next generation,” said John Walsh, Endera’s Chief Executive Officer. “The addition of such an influential figure in the industry and someone of Joe’s caliber to the board is a testament to the products that we are offering our customers. I am honored to be working with this experienced team and believe that together we will fuel the momentum we have built between partnerships and new product launches that are still to come,” added Walsh.

 

“It is quite an honor joining the Board of Endera with such talented members in such a fast-growing industry,” said Joe Pritchard. “ I am confident our shared experience will contribute to bringing cutting-edge EV products and services to the market while helping reinvent the commercial, automotive landscape with bold innovations in design, pioneering technologies,” added Pritchard.

 

Joe Pritchard joining the Endera board will establish multi-generational experience and connections across the entire transportation sector. Continuing to build on and develop Endera’s relationships will allow for the company to grow into additional market segments. The Pritchard family’s expansive industry knowledge over the past 100 years will be a valuable new asset to the Endera Board.

 

About Endera

Endera is a vertically integrated technology company specializing in commercial electric vehicles, charging stations and software solutions. We design American made electric vehicles and provide transportation and energy services that leverage leading technologies and American manufacturing. With one of the lowest total costs of ownership over other commercial electric vehicle offerings, Endera provides sustainable solutions that rival its fossil fuel counterparts in price, technology, longevity, profitability and service.

 

About Pritchard Companies
Established in 1913, Pritchard Companies is a national automotive enterprise providing fully integrated solutions to the commercial vehicle industry. The Company owns and operates locations across the United States, representing the world’s finest truck and bus manufacturers. They offer a full range of products, from sales of new and used vehicles to aftermarket parts and service to financing, insurance, telematics, leasing and rental. Additional information about Pritchard Companies products and services is available at www.pritchardco.com.

 

Media Contact:
Domenique Sciuto (307) 302-9110 or domenique@enderacorp.com

PayByPhone Brings a Contactless Parking Experience to California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

July 14, 2021

 

PayByPhone Brings a Contactless Parking Experience to California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

 

 

 

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – Students and visitors of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona will now have a better parking experience thanks to PayByPhone. The leading global provider of mobile parking payment solutions is expanding to over 28 parking lots across campus.

 

“We’re excited to be expanding our contactless parking services across the west coast,” said Roamy Valera, CEO of PayByPhone. “As California State Polytechnic University, Pomona will be joining a number of our Californian higher education communities, including CSUFS, CSULA, CSUS, CSUSM, UCSF and SDSU.

 

“We want to give our students and visitors access to safe and frictionless parking options anytime, and we found the perfect partner in PayByPhone,” said Mike Yu, Parking Director, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

 

PayByPhone is a hassle-free solution for over 43 million registered drivers, allowing them to pay for parking with just their smartphone. The app sends text messages automatically when a parking session expires and gives drivers the ability to extend their parking session without needing to return to their vehicle. Drivers can also begin a session without registering for an account, making it ideal for those who are pressed for time.

 

For more information, visit paybyphone.com.

 

About PayByPhone

PayByPhone is one of the fastest growing mobile payment companies in the world, processing over 135 million transactions annually, totaling more than $550 million USD in payments. Through the company’s mobile web, smartphone and smartwatch applications, PayByPhone helps millions of consumers easily and securely pay for parking without the hassles of waiting in line, having to carry change or risking costly fines. A subsidiary of Volkswagen Financial Services AG, PayByPhone is leading the way in the creation of the mobile future.

PayByPhone Celebrates Local by Launching a Winnipeg Block Party

July 13, 2021

 

 

 

PayByPhone Celebrates Local by Launching a Winnipeg Block Party

 

 

 

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA PayByPhone, the world’s leading mobile parking payment company, introduces their second PayByPhone Block Party – a chance for PayByPhone to celebrate favourite local artists, businesses and creators in the communities that they are so proud to be a part of – PayByPhone will be activating in the City of Winnipeg, MB

Winnipeg is home to a plethora of local entrepreneurs, artists, and creators, providing unique and colourful services to the community, with their inspiration stemming from the culture, lifestyle and beauty the city has to offer.

 

PayByPhone will be hosting a giveaway with some very special local items sourced from businesses right down the block from local Winnipeggers doorstep, including:

 

  • Indigo Arrows Gift Card
  • Across the Board Game Cafe Gift Card
  • The Good Local Gift Card
  • We Heart Winnipeg Gift Card
  • Forth Gift Card
  • Sweet City Candy Gift Card
  • Parlour Coffee Gift Card
  • Bronuts Gift Card

 

How to Enter:

 

  • Like & save this post and follow @paybyphone
  • Tag your favourite local businesses and creators in the comments (1 comment = 1 entry)

 

From July 12th until June 19th, contest entrants will have the chance to win a collection of gift cards sourced from some of PayByPhone’s very favourite Winnipeg small businesses. One lucky winner will be selected, to not only win a special locally sourced bundle valued at $500, but PayByPhone will also be donating $250 to a local non-profit in the winners name.

 

Get to know some of the memorable businesses included in the bundle for PayByphone’s Winnipeg Block Party Giveaway and how to enter by heading over to PayByPhone’s Instagram page.

 

For more information on PayByPhone’s Winnipeg Block Party and to listen to the curated Winnipeg Block Party Playlist on Spotify go to park.paybyphone.com/blockpartyywg

 

About PayByPhone

PayByPhone is one of the fastest growing mobile payment companies in the world, processing over 130 million transactions annually, totaling more than $550 million USD in payments. Through the company’s mobile web, smartphone and smartwatch applications, PayByPhone helps millions of consumers easily and securely pay for parking without the hassles of waiting in line, having to carry change or risking costly fines. A subsidiary of Volkswagen Financial Services AG, PayByPhone is leading the way in the creation of the mobile future. For more information, visit paybyphone.com.

 

Media Contact for PayByPhone:

Jessica Britton

Director, Marketing & Communications, North America

jbritton@paybyphone.com

LAX CONSOLIDATED RENT-A-CAR FACILITY CELEBRATES CONCRETE TOPPING OFF

July 13, 2021

 

 

LAX CONSOLIDATED RENT-A-CAR FACILITY CELEBRATES CONCRETE TOPPING OFF

 

 

A total of 233,000 cubic yards of concrete was poured since breaking ground in 2019

 

(Los Angeles, CA) Los Angeles International Airport’s (LAX) Consolidated Rent-A-Car (ConRAC) facility is a big step closer to completion after officially topping off the structure with the last of 233,000 cubic yards of concrete poured since breaking ground in 2019.

 

“The Consolidated Rent-A-Car facility will be a game-changer for our airport when it opens in 2023, providing a streamlined rental car experience for the hundreds of thousands of travelers who rent cars each year,” said Justin Erbacci, Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA). “We thank all of the craft workers and project team members who have tallied more than two and a half million work hours to reach this significant achievement as we build a better LAX.”

 

The topping off of the ConRAC facility, which will become the largest in the world of its kind once open in 2023, took place at the Idle Storage building, one of three structures that comprise the approximately 6.4-million-square-foot facility. LAX is the second-busiest rental car market of any domestic airport (as of 2019), and this new facility will create an easier rental car experience for the hundreds of thousands of travelers renting cars each year.

 

The ConRAC facility, which will consolidate multiple rental car companies currently spread out across the LAX area into one convenient location adjacent to the 405 freeway, will connect to the LAX Central Terminal Area via the Automated People Mover train system, which also is currently under construction. Once the train is open, it will replace rental car shuttles and remove approximately 3,200 daily shuttle trips from the busy terminal area and the surrounding roadways.

 

The facility is being developed through a Public-Private Partnership (P3) with LAX ConRAC Partners (LAXCP). It will house more than 18,000 rental car vehicles, including Ready Return and Idle Storage. It also will feature a Quick Turn Around building, allowing for the light maintenance of vehicles such as fueling, car washing, oil changes and tire rotation. The Quick Turn Around building also will help alleviate traffic congestion by keeping operations within the footprint of the facility and not out on the city streets.
“Topping off at the Idle Storage building represents the latest achievement in a series of significant construction milestones for our team,” said Alan Kuysters, Project Director for the Design and Construction of the ConRAC facility. “It is rewarding to see our team’s hard work and dedication come together once again in such a significant moment for the final building concrete pour.”
A concrete batch plant was built on site to produce the concrete needed to build what will become the second-largest concrete structure in the U.S., behind only the Pentagon. The batch plant also was integral in reducing the number of truck deliveries to the project site by approximately 80-90 vehicles per day, helping to mitigate roadway impacts.

 

The first foundations were poured in February 2020, and just over a year later in March 2021, the Ready Return and Quick Turn Around buildings topped off, with approximately 129,000 cubic yards poured for the Ready Return building and 44,000 cubic yards for the Quick Turn Around building.
The ConRAC facility is one of the major components of LAX’s $5.5 billion Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP), which will improve access to LAX, provide new pick-up/drop-off options for travelers and provide the long-awaited connection to regional transportation.
The project also is the second of two Design-Build-Finance-Operate-Maintain, Public-Private Partnerships at LAX. The contract, valued at approximately $2 billion for a 28-year period, is creating pipelines for local workers. LAXCP’s investment in business and workforce development is an important requirement throughout the construction process, with more than a third of the hours worked having come from local hires. Sustainable design also is at the forefront of the ConRAC facility as it aims to achieve a required Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver rating with elements including native drought-tolerant landscaping, reclaimed water usage and a solar farm, generating more than 8,400 megawatt hours annually.
For more information, or to subscribe to receive email updates about the LAX transformation, visit FlyLAX.com/ConnectingLAX.

 

About Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

LAX, the third-busiest airport in the world and second busiest in the United States in 2019, is in the midst of a $14.5-billion capital improvement program that will touch on all nine passenger terminals and build new facilities, including an Automated People Mover (APM) train, Consolidated Rent-A-Car (ConRAC) facility and a 12- to 15-gate Bradley West Gates addition to the Tom Bradley International Terminal.

 

In 2019, LAX served nearly 88.1 million passengers and offered an average of 700 daily nonstop flights to 113 destinations in the U.S. and 1,200 weekly nonstop flights to 91 markets in 46 countries on 72 commercial airlines.

 

LAX generates 620,600 jobs in Southern California, with labor income of $37.3 billion and economic output (business revenues) of more than $126.6 billion, according to an economic study based on 2014 operations. This activity added $6.2 billion to local and state revenues and $8.7 billion in federal tax revenues. The study also reported that LAX’s ongoing capital improvement program creates an additional 121,640 annual jobs with labor income of $7.6 billion and economic output of $20.3 billion; $966 million in state and local taxes; and $1.6 billion in federal tax revenues.

 

LAX is part of a system of two Southern California airports – along with Van Nuys general aviation – that are owned and operated by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), a proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles that receives no funding from the City’s general fund.

 

LAWA is leading the aviation industry in sustainability practices, with initiatives related to water management, energy (electricity) management, air quality, recycling and natural resources management. In 2019, LAX received Level III ACI Airport Carbon Accreditation from Airport Councils International-Europe.

 

LAWA is also a leader in inclusivity, operating eight programs that provide opportunities for business enterprises including local, small, minority-owned, veteran-owned and disadvantaged firms, and working together with community partners to offer the HireLAX Apprenticeship Readiness Program, which targets local workers to make them ready for rewarding careers in the construction trades, and the Build LAX Academy, designed to prepare small contracting businesses for success when working on projects at LAX.

 

LAX was named a top-10 U.S. airport by SKYTRAX in 2018, and was honored as the “Most Innovative Airport for Passenger Experience” in 2019 by the American Association of Airport Executives. LAX is the second-most popular airport in the world to appear on Instagram, according to wego.com. Other recent honors have included selection as the No. 9 Best Airport (Wall Street Journal); No. 7 Best On-Time Performance for a Mega-Hub Airport (OAG); one of “The World’s Best Airports for Business Travelers” (GlobeHunters); Public-Private Partnership of the Year (P3 Bulletin); Urth Caffe, Best Airport Coffee Concession of the Year (Global FAB Awards); Innovation of the Year, Consolidated Rent-A-Car Facility (ARTBA); Best Project, United Airlines Terminal 7 and 8 Redevelopment Program (Engineering News Record California); North American Public-Private Partnership Deal of the Year (IJ Global); and Innovative Transportation Solution of the Year, Automated People Mover (WTS LA).

 

As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities.  Alternative formats in large print, braille, audio, and other forms (if possible) will be provided upon request.

 

LAX CONSOLIDATED RENT-A-CAR FACILITY CELEBRATES CONCRETE TOPPING OFF

July 13, 2021

LAX CONSOLIDATED RENT-A-CAR FACILITY CELEBRATES CONCRETE TOPPING OFF

A total of 233,000 cubic yards of concrete was poured since breaking ground in 2019

Aerial imagery showcase the project from early site work in November 2019 to just before

the topping off.

(Los Angeles, CA) Los Angeles International Airport’s (LAX) Consolidated Rent-A-Car (ConRAC) facility is a big step closer to completion after officially topping off the structure with the last of 233,000 cubic yards of concrete poured since breaking ground in 2019.
“The Consolidated Rent-A-Car facility will be a game-changer for our airport when it opens in 2023, providing a streamlined rental car experience for the hundreds of thousands of travelers who rent cars each year,” said Justin Erbacci, Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA). “We thank all of the craft workers and project team members who have tallied more than two and a half million work hours to reach this significant achievement as we build a better LAX.”
The topping off of the ConRAC facility, which will become the largest in the world of its kind once open in 2023, took place at the Idle Storage building, one of three structures that comprise the approximately 6.4-million-square-foot facility. LAX is the second-busiest rental car market of any domestic airport (as of 2019), and this new facility will create an easier rental car experience for the hundreds of thousands of travelers renting cars each year.
The ConRAC facility, which will consolidate multiple rental car companies currently spread out across the LAX area into one convenient location adjacent to the 405 freeway, will connect to the LAX Central Terminal Area via the Automated People Mover train system, which also is currently under construction. Once the train is open, it will replace rental car shuttles and remove approximately 3,200 daily shuttle trips from the busy terminal area and the surrounding roadways.
The final concrete for the structure was poured Monday, July 12.
The facility is being developed through a Public-Private Partnership (P3) with LAX ConRAC Partners (LAXCP). It will house more than 18,000 rental car vehicles, including Ready Return and Idle Storage. It also will feature a Quick Turn Around building, allowing for the light maintenance of vehicles such as fueling, car washing, oil changes and tire rotation. The Quick Turn Around building also will help alleviate traffic congestion by keeping operations within the footprint of the facility and not out on the city streets.
“Topping off at the Idle Storage building represents the latest achievement in a series of significant construction milestones for our team,” said Alan Kuysters, Project Director for the Design and Construction of the ConRAC facility. “It is rewarding to see our team’s hard work and dedication come together once again in such a significant moment for the final building concrete pour.”
A concrete batch plant was built on site to produce the concrete needed to build what will become the second-largest concrete structure in the U.S., behind only the Pentagon. The batch plant also was integral in reducing the number of truck deliveries to the project site by approximately 80-90 vehicles per day, helping to mitigate roadway impacts.
A batch plant was built on-site to produce concrete for the project (left); the first foundation pour took place in February 2020 (right).
The first foundations were poured in February 2020, and just over a year later in March 2021, the Ready Return and Quick Turn Around buildings topped off, with approximately 129,000 cubic yards poured for the Ready Return building and 44,000 cubic yards for the Quick Turn Around building.
The ConRAC facility is one of the major components of LAX’s $5.5 billion Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP), which will improve access to LAX, provide new pick-up/drop-off options for travelers and provide the long-awaited connection to regional transportation.
The project also is the second of two Design-Build-Finance-Operate-Maintain, Public-Private Partnerships at LAX. The contract, valued at approximately $2 billion for a 28-year period, is creating pipelines for local workers. LAXCP’s investment in business and workforce development is an important requirement throughout the construction process, with more than a third of the hours worked having come from local hires. Sustainable design also is at the forefront of the ConRAC facility as it aims to achieve a required Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver rating with elements including native drought-tolerant landscaping, reclaimed water usage and a solar farm, generating more than 8,400 megawatt hours annually.
For more information, or to subscribe to receive email updates about the LAX transformation, visit FlyLAX.com/ConnectingLAX.
Renderings of what the ConRAC facility will look like once complete in 2023.

About Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

LAX, the third-busiest airport in the world and second busiest in the United States in 2019, is in the midst of a $14.5-billion capital improvement program that will touch on all nine passenger terminals and build new facilities, including an Automated People Mover (APM) train, Consolidated Rent-A-Car (ConRAC) facility and a 12- to 15-gate Bradley West Gates addition to the Tom Bradley International Terminal.

 

In 2019, LAX served nearly 88.1 million passengers and offered an average of 700 daily nonstop flights to 113 destinations in the U.S. and 1,200 weekly nonstop flights to 91 markets in 46 countries on 72 commercial airlines.

 

LAX generates 620,600 jobs in Southern California, with labor income of $37.3 billion and economic output (business revenues) of more than $126.6 billion, according to an economic study based on 2014 operations. This activity added $6.2 billion to local and state revenues and $8.7 billion in federal tax revenues. The study also reported that LAX’s ongoing capital improvement program creates an additional 121,640 annual jobs with labor income of $7.6 billion and economic output of $20.3 billion; $966 million in state and local taxes; and $1.6 billion in federal tax revenues.

 

LAX is part of a system of two Southern California airports – along with Van Nuys general aviation – that are owned and operated by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), a proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles that receives no funding from the City’s general fund.

 

LAWA is leading the aviation industry in sustainability practices, with initiatives related to water management, energy (electricity) management, air quality, recycling and natural resources management. In 2019, LAX received Level III ACI Airport Carbon Accreditation from Airport Councils International-Europe.

 

LAWA is also a leader in inclusivity, operating eight programs that provide opportunities for business enterprises including local, small, minority-owned, veteran-owned and disadvantaged firms, and working together with community partners to offer the HireLAX Apprenticeship Readiness Program, which targets local workers to make them ready for rewarding careers in the construction trades, and the Build LAX Academy, designed to prepare small contracting businesses for success when working on projects at LAX.

 

LAX was named a top-10 U.S. airport by SKYTRAX in 2018, and was honored as the “Most Innovative Airport for Passenger Experience” in 2019 by the American Association of Airport Executives. LAX is the second-most popular airport in the world to appear on Instagram, according to wego.com. Other recent honors have included selection as the No. 9 Best Airport (Wall Street Journal); No. 7 Best On-Time Performance for a Mega-Hub Airport (OAG); one of “The World’s Best Airports for Business Travelers” (GlobeHunters); Public-Private Partnership of the Year (P3 Bulletin); Urth Caffe, Best Airport Coffee Concession of the Year (Global FAB Awards); Innovation of the Year, Consolidated Rent-A-Car Facility (ARTBA); Best Project, United Airlines Terminal 7 and 8 Redevelopment Program (Engineering News Record California); North American Public-Private Partnership Deal of the Year (IJ Global); and Innovative Transportation Solution of the Year, Automated People Mover (WTS LA).

 

As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities.  Alternative formats in large print, braille, audio, and other forms (if possible) will be provided upon request.

 

PARKING INDUSTRY EXPERT STEVE WOMACK OPENS CKC USA ATLANTIC COAST OFFICE

July 13, 2021

 

 

 

PARKING INDUSTRY EXPERT STEVE WOMACK OPENS CKC USA ATLANTIC COAST OFFICE

 

 

Today CKC announces Steve Womack is joining our energetic ownership team. With an unparalleled 20+ year history in navigating and delivering Parking Technology, Steve brings all round project experience and parking operations capability.

 

 

One highlight is the project management of parking upgrades at Orlando International Airport (MCO) across 3 generations in 3 decades.  His extensive Airport project experience is simply unmatched and includes more than 20 international airport locations. Other high-profile project management locations include San Francisco International Airport (SFO), San Jose International Airport (SJC), Miami-Dade International Airport (MIA), Toronto International Airport (YYZ), Detroit International Airport (DTW) and his local Atlanta International Airport (ATL) to name but a few.

Steve’s formal background is Electrical Engineering (BSEE) and advanced courses toward a Technology Management Masters’ Degree.  He has worked with many of the industry’s leading technology providers as project leader and executive operations manager, there is little about the revenue, construction, electrical, networking, user experience and parking behavior he has not solved with his projects at SKIDATA USA, ParkingSoft, TIBA Parking, APARC, Xerox and ACS.

International Airports are living, dynamic locations which stress test project design and implementation teams; Steve’s other experience include Miami Parking Authority, Highwoods Office Parks, Miami Beach Parking Authority and the City of Salt Lake.  These major projects have allowed Steve to generate a unique, highly detailed and considered approach that gets results from “teams of teams” that need to work together to complete a program.

Steve is great to work with and has lengthy consulting experience to bring to your parking challenges.

To schedule an in-person or virtual session to find out what we can do and what we have done, contact Steve directly at (404) 578-4437 or sw@ck.consulting (no dot com!)

Brett Galvin, Chairman of CKC USA added, “We couldn’t be happier to have Steve join this industry leading team of international parking professionals. Their long commitment to ensuring the highest levels of their customers’ success matches perfectly to CKC’s commitment to delivering high quality outcomes for customers and their parkers. As the parking consumers change their behavior post-COVID and with many new SaaS entrants in the tech space, we will be continually required to provide sound strategic planning and procurement advice to set customers up for long-term performance in what is an ever more complex and fast changing parking environment.”

About CK Consulting USA

Since 1996, our team of Parking Technologists have been developing and delivering strategies that center on maximizing the value of the parking assets you currently have.  We leverage the right technology, contracting and pricing strategies to do it. Parking technology is changing and there is money to be made and saved right now. We bring the smarts and the sweat to align you with it.

CKC provides teams like yours with independent professional analysis and support for procuring complex Parking Technologies. We’re currently providing this for any number of similar organizations right now. We like to get things done, so we slot into your team to help develop the business case, budgets, forecasts, implementation timing and scopes; deliver best in the world specifications and contract arrangements; assist in releasing the request package, prepare your team for the change; negotiate, project manage and deliver a quality assured outcome. In recent engagements CKC has been able to increase operating profits significantly with the redesign of upgrades and get the procurement done in a sort time with ease. www.ck.consulting

 

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