Parking Vet Writes Another Book from Behind the Scenes of a Parking Authority!

September 22, 2023

 

Parking Vet Writes Another Book from Behind the Scenes of a Parking Authority!

 

 

 

Following his successful and groundbreaking first book, which is commonly described as “a parking -cult classic memoir”, The Quirky World of Parking, Larry J. Cohen, CAPP, a certified parking professional (yes, there is such athing) and 40-year veteran of the industry, has unearthed even more outrageous and crazy stories. Among the many stories:

  • You will findout why Cohen was featured on the HBO show, How to with John
  • Is there really a meter fairy?
  • The partnership between pickle ball and parking
  • Who is the three-finger man?

The book is loaded with tons of interesting and crazy stories in this $100 billion a year industry.

As Cohen says, “My goal is to provide a fascinating look into the business of parking from an industry insider perspective and share the many crazy, funny and sad encounters we deal with every day,”

When you drive your car and have trouble finding a space, or hate paying for parking, or get a parking ticket, or worseyet, towed, this quirky – as the title says – book on parking will give you a whole new perspective on something you probablycan’t live without, but know very little about.

Cohen’s been responsible for parking at universities, hospitals, and municipalities during his long career in major cities along the East Coast. He has served on the Boards of the International Parking and Mobility Institute, Middle AtlanticParking Association, and Pennsylvania Parking Association and is currently the Executive Director of the Lancaster ParkingAuthority in bucolic Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

The book is available at Amazon.com. For press queries,contact:

Larry J. Cohen, CAPP

717-945-9411

Email: Cohenparking@aol.com Web: ljcohenconsulting.com

Parkopedia and Blink Charging work together to make seamless EV charging accessible to more North American drivers

September 22, 2023

 

Parkopedia and Blink Charging work together to make seamless EV charging accessible to more North American drivers

 

 

 

  • Collaboration sees Parkopedia adding nearly 12,000 Blink public chargers to its in-car EV service
  • Parkopedia grows its global network of charger locations, while Blink services are delivered directly to EV drivers, with charger locations being visible from vehicle head units
  • This cooperation provides US drivers with a seamless charging experience across a greater number of chargers and facilitates the collection of new charging data, enabling Parkopedia to provide more accurate charger availability predictions to drivers

 

22 September 2023 – London, UK / Florida, USA

 

Connected car service provider Parkopedia and one of the largest Charge Point Operators (CPO) in the US, Blink Charging, are working together to provide EV drivers with an improved charging experience. Parkopedia users are now able to access nearly 12,000 Blink public chargers across more than 4,000 US locations, directly through their vehicle head units, providing EV drivers with the greatest possible convenience and charger visibility.

This agreement further increases Parkopedia’s presence in the North American market, with the company expanding its ‘Park and Charge’ EV service for its various automaker customers. Additionally, the service gains ‘live’ availability data from Blink’s network of chargers, enabling the company to provide drivers with increasingly accurate parking and charging availability predictions, as part of a more complete EV charging experience.

This addresses US EV drivers’ most significant concerns, cited in the 2023 Global Driver Survey, including nearly 60% being concerned about finding charging away from home and more than 1 in 3 drivers struggling to find EV public charging locations “all the time” or “very frequently” – both higher figures than any other featured country in thesurvey. Furthermore, 53% of US EV drivers shared they have been unable to charge when needed previously due to chargers being occupied by other vehicles on arrival.

More concerningly, 73% of American EV drivers have run out of charge before – again more than drivers in any other country surveyed. As a result, 92% of US drivers would be more likely to purchase an EV if it had ‘Park and Charge’ functionality to simplify the process of finding suitable charging. These survey figures highlight the value of providing seamless charging experiences to American drivers, helping more drivers transition to EVs and reducing charging anxiety by preventing them from running out of charge or failing to locate suitable chargers while travelling.

Parkopedia regularly validates parking and charging data to ensure that accuracy is as high as possible, with ‘dynamic data’ helping to provide drivers with valuable parking and charging predictions for when spaces orcharging stations are most likely available. Parkopedia and Blink are exploring the scope of the collaboration to provide even more solutions in future, with the ambition of further streamlining the process of parking and charging for EV drivers.

Commenting on the new agreement, Adam Woolway, Head of EV at Parkopedia, said: “We recognise that parking and charging are increasingly interlinked and we are continuing to simplify the charging experience for EV drivers,as seen in this new collaboration with Blink. We also recognise the significant challenges facing US EV drivers in particular, highlighted in our 2023 Global Driver Survey with the US topping the table for the majority of charging-related issues – from failing to find chargers to running out of charge. We strongly believe that our connected car services and new integration with Blink will further support drivers and help prevent them from experiencing such issues in the future.”

“Our collaboration with Parkopedia creates a streamlined experience for EV drivers to conveniently access Blink charging stations across North America,” said Mike Battaglia, Chief Revenue Officer for Blink Charging. “The combination of Parkopedia’s excellence in serving drivers through convenience in parking accessibility and Blink’s extensive range of public EV chargers gives EV drivers confidence in finding a reliable charging experience wherever they are. This initiative builds upon our strategy of making it easy for EV drivers to locate Blink chargers through a variety of platforms.”

 

About Parkopedia

Parkopedia is the leading connected car services provider used by automakers, organisations and millions of drivers around the world. Parkopedia helps drivers find and pay for parking, EV charging, fuel and tolls across 90 countries. Parkopedia is also developing highly detailed parking maps and corresponding algorithms to help driversand self-driving vehicles navigate to an open parking space indoors. Visit business.parkopedia.com for more information.

 

About Blink

Blink is an industry-leading North American CPO that designs, manufactures and operates charging stations, striving to make the EV charging process as seamless as possible. Blink’s diverse product line-up utilises the most advanced equipment in the market, with the company focusing on driving the industry forward through innovation and passion. Blink provides flexible business models for customers, allowing any location to be turned into an EV charging destination. To date, the company has sold more than 72,000 chargers, including commercial charging stations and private home chargers.

 

Parkopedia Media Contact

Adam Calland Marketing Director

T: +44(0)7838219129

E: adam.calland@parkopedia.com

 

Blink Media Contact

Jon Myers

Sr. Manager of PR and Communications

 

T: +1 305-521-0200 ext. 266

E: PR@BlinkCharging.com

Blink Investor Relations Contact

Vitalie Stelea

VP Investor Relations

T: +1 305-521-0200 ext. 446

E: IR@BlinkCharging.com

ParkMobile: U.S. Drivers are Eager for a Mobile Payment Solution for Parking to Reduce Driving-Related Stress

September 22, 2023

 

U.S. Drivers are Eager for a Mobile Payment Solution for Parking to Reduce Driving-Related Stress

 

 

According to a survey conducted by the most used parking app in the U.S., ParkMobile, over 74 percent of U.S. drivers desire a smart parking payment experience

 

 

 

Atlanta, GA – – ParkMobile, the most used parking app in the U.S. and part of the EasyPark Group, conducted a survey tracking the parking habits and trends of U.S. drivers. According to the study, 82 percent of drivers across the U.S. note that searching for a parking space is a top stressor when driving in urban environments. Though, of the drivers using parking apps such as ParkMobile to find and pay for parking, drivers’ stress levels drop by nearly 33 percent.

The study found that concerns of paying for parking, including searching for ticket locations when using parking kiosks or meters, are drastically reduced through the integration of mobile payment apps and providers. ParkMobile is expanding its footprint and providing solutions that help drivers find and reserve parking in advance via the reservations platform to create an easier parking experience to meet the demand of the 74 percent of drivers craving the availability of a mobile parking payment solution.

“Searching for parking in dense downtown ecosystems is not only harmful for the environment through increased carbon dioxide emissions but stressful and will ultimately tamper the way drivers view and interact with their cities in the future,” said David Hoyt, managing director of ParkMobile. “Through the integration and adoption of ParkMobile, we’re making cities more livable through our easy-to-use mobile parking solution, so downtowns thrive and residents and visitors feel stress free.”

The report also found that around 80 percent of respondents find it important to be able to use the same parking app across multiple locations and states. Despite this, around 30 percent of respondents are unable to use their preferred mobile payment app for parking across the country as the apps are not always accepted at their parking location. The lack of choice and availability has resulted in many drivers having three or more parking apps installed on their mobile devices to pay for parking in the U.S.

“As part of EasyPark Group, ParkMobile is working to adopt an open market solution, a process that our company has integrated in key cities across Europe. The solution allows for multiple app-based parking providers to be offered in a city, making parking more straightforward while fostering parking technology innovation and placing consumer choice as the top priority. An open market parking model is a key contributor to digital adoption and can drive mobile pay adoption to over 90 percent in cities where it is implemented,” said Hoyt.

Since being founded in 2008, ParkMobile has processed over 98 billion minutes of parking in North America. ParkMobile works with cities to provide real time parking data and trends to better plan their urban design. This includes some of the two million parking spaces across the country, in over 600 cities and municipalities and 140 colleges and universities.

The study was conducted by ParkMobile with over 3,000 respondents located across the U.S. Respondents included drivers aged 16-75 as a representative sample of over 261 million monthly parkers in the country.

About ParkMobile
ParkMobile, LLC is the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America and part of the global parking tech company, EasyPark Group. With the vision to make cities more livable, EasyPark Group owns and develops the apps EasyPark, ParkMobile, RingGo and Park-line, and operates in over 4,000 cities across more than 20 countries. ParkMobile offers digital solutions to quickly find and pay for on-street and off-street parking via a mobile device. The company also offers parking reservations at stadiums, venues, and metro area garages. ParkMobile’s technology is used in thousands of locations across the U.S., including 8 of the top 10 cities, as well as college campuses and airports. ParkMobile has been named to the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Pacesetter Award list, the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Top Workplaces and won the 2022 Stevie Awards for Best Mobile On-Demand Application. Visit ParkMobile.io or @ParkMobile on Twitter for the latest news and information. For EasyPark Group news, visit easyparkgroup.com.

Press Contact
ParkMobile: Haley Haas, PR Manager North America, haley.haas@parkmobile.io, 404-580-0112

 

Blink Charging Becomes a Provider of Electric Vehicle Charging Solutions for Royal Farms

September 21, 2023

Blink Charging Becomes a Provider of Electric Vehicle Charging Solutions for Royal Farms

 

 

Royal Farms locations throughout Maryland and Delaware will utilize Blink to provide EV charging for customers.

Miami Beach, Fla. — Blink Charging Co.(NASDAQ: BLNK) (“Blink” or the “Company”), a leading global manufacturer, owner, operator and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and services, today announced it has been selected to provide EV charging solutions for Royal Farms. The Baltimore-based convenience retail chain will install a total of 30 Blink state-of-the-art DC Fast Chargers (DCFC), providing 60 charging ports and bringing more accessible EV charging to a critical region of the Mid-Atlantic.

Royal Farms will install the EV chargers at more than a dozen locations throughout Maryland and Delaware. Six locations will install the Blink 180kW DC fast charging units, and 12 locations will each receive the Blink 60kW charging unit(s). Additional locations are anticipated to follow. Funding was secured in part through the Maryland Department of the Environment’s Electric Corridors Grants Program.

“EV charging must be convenient to be most effective, and this is an exciting step towards bringing convenience and accessibility to EV drivers in Maryland and Delaware,” said Jim Nemec, Chief Revenue Officer of Blink Charging. “Blink’s expansive range of charging solutions will help Royal Farm satisfy customer demand for EV charging at retail locations.”

As forecasted by S&P Global Mobility, the United States must quadruple the number of EV chargers between 2022 and 2025 to meet increased demand for charging stations from growing EV sales. Blink’s efforts will help to improve the EV charging infrastructure and promote EV adoption throughout the Mid-Atlantic.

“We are excited to announce our collaboration with Blink Charging that will expand charging capabilities to much of our network and delight our customers. Royal Farms looks forward to working with Blink on building out the EV charging network in the mid-Atlantic region,” said Tom Ruszin, Fuel and Environment Leader for Royal Farms.

Established in 1959 and now expanding to nearly 300 stores, Royal Farms locations are ideal for Blink’s EV charging solutions. In addition to the new Blink chargers, Royal Farms stores are fitted with convenience store goods and a full kitchen for customized fresh orders to take on the go or eat on-site while customers charge up.

Today’s announcement follows Blink’s Q2 2023 earnings release, the strongest in Company history, which saw total revenues increase to nearly $33 million for the quarter. Blink also announced it raised its 2023 revenue target from $100 – $110 million to $110 – $120 million and is targeting a positive adjusted EBITDA break-even run rate by December 2024.

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About Royal Farms

Royal Farms is a renowned operator of fast and friendly neighborhood convenience stores with nearly 300 locations throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Royal Farms opened its first store in Baltimore, MD in 1959 under the name White Jug. Today, the chain has locations in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina. Royal Farms has been satisfying customers’ hunger for Real Fresh food served Real Fast. The Royal Farms Kitchen is well known for its Always Fresh, Never Frozen World-Famous Royal Farms Chicken that is lightly hand-breaded and pressure-cooked in Trans Fat Free cooking oil to golden brown perfection. Royal Farms Western Fries are hand-cut from fresh Idaho potatoes, hand-breaded, and cooked right in store. Most locations are open 24 hours, 365 days a year. For more information about Royal Farms, visit: www.royalfarms.com

About Blink Charging

Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK), a global leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment, has contracted, sold, or deployed more than 78,000 charging ports worldwide, many of which are networked EV charging stations, enabling EV drivers to easily charge at any of Blink’s charging locations. Blink’s principal line of products and services includes the Blink EV charging network (“Blink Network”), EV charging equipment, EV charging services, and the products and services of recent acquisitions, including SemaConnect, Blue Corner, BlueLA and Envoy. The Blink Network uses proprietary, cloud-based software that operates, maintains, and tracks the EV charging stations connected to the network and the associated charging data. With global EV purchases forecasted to account for half of passenger cars sold in the US by 2030, Blink has established key strategic partnerships for rolling out adoption across numerous location types, including parking facilities, multifamily residences and condos, workplace locations, health care/medical facilities, schools and universities, airports, auto dealers, hotels, mixed-use municipal locations, parks and recreation areas, religious institutions, restaurants, retailers, stadiums, supermarkets, and transportation hubs.

For more information, please visit https://www.blinkcharging.com/.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements as defined within Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements, and terms such as “anticipate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “will,” “should” or other comparable terms, involve risks and uncertainties because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that will occur in the future. Those statements include statements regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of Blink Charging and members of its management, as well as the assumptions on which such statements are based. Prospective investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, including those described in Blink Charging’s periodic reports filed with the SEC, and that actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements. Except as required by federal securities law, Blink Charging undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect changed conditions.

Blink Media Contact
Jon Myers
PR@BlinkCharging.com
305-521-0200 ext. 266

Blink Investor Relations Contact
Vitalie Stelea
IR@BlinkCharging.com
305-521-0200 ext. 446

Icon Parking Chairman & CEO John Smith Named National Parking Association “Innovator of the Year”

September 20, 2023

 

Icon Parking Chairman & CEO John Smith Named National Parking Association “Innovator of the Year”

 

 

 

NEW YORK—-John D. Smith, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Icon Parking, has been presented with the prestigious Innovator of the Year award by the National Parking Association (NPA) at their annual convention this week in New Orleans. The NPA’s Innovator of the Year award is presented to a parking industry leader who has demonstrated significant industry or organization success; advanced innovative ideas, products, or practices; or has demonstrated exemplary leadership in and positively contributed to the industry.

NPA President & CEO, Christine Banning, IOM, CAE, said, “John is an exemplar of a great leader and innovator. His dedication to the industry and his innovative approach to technology, customer service and safety demonstrated a way to serve, scale, and sustain dynamic parking services during and beyond the pandemic.”

“My team’s commitment, collaboration, and entrepreneurial spirit have played a vital role in my success,” said Icon Parking Chairman and CEO John Smith. “Furthermore, I am genuinely humbled to be among the accomplished individuals who have come before me and received this award.”

The NPA recognized Mr. Smith’s application of his knowledge and experience in growing companies and brands and his extensive leadership background, which he leveraged to transform a 76-year-old traditional parking operation into a digitally enabled consumer-centric brand elevating the customer experience.

Smith joined Icon as CEO just before the pandemic, following successful executive roles in retail, hospitality, gaming, and restaurants. He had the challenge of starting this transformation as a worldwide health emergency hit. And as he has done many times, Smith combined his business expertise, an understanding of the customer and the marketplace, and a respect for his team members with his own determination to transform Icon Parking.

Smith worked with his Icon colleagues to leverage digital technology during the pandemic to go from 99%+ paper tickets to 99+% digital transactions under Icon’s ParkSafe program, protecting both his team and Icon’s customers. The result was safe interactions at the height of the pandemic which have endured post-pandemic due to the removal of significant friction from the customer journey, while creating major efficiencies for Icon – a win-win.

The results of Smith’s innovative approach to the parking industry, his personal leadership style, and business expertise are exemplified by Icon’s TrustPilot scores of 4.5 out of 5 across the garage portfolio, ranking Icon as a leader in customer satisfaction in the US parking industry.

Smith helped his team create new parking products that never existed in the New York City or U.S. parking industry and remain unique to Icon through leveraging digital technology and analytics, such as monthly subscriptions and instant consumption. Icon’s digital initiatives now drive digital demand directly to consumers, who can easily book parking, resulting in Icon generating significant digital traffic.

Under Smith’s leadership, Icon implemented dynamic pricing and mix optimization algorithms and introduced new performance metrics to normalize and measure results.

In addition to reshaping the way Icon does business, Smith in April led a management buyout, making Icon the nation’s largest minority-owned parking management and transportation services provider. He has positioned Icon to scale nationally to service the unmet needs of corporate, educational institutions, event and sports venues, professional sports leagues and government entities who have committed to spend billions with minority suppliers but are not able to partner with vendors of scale with a national footprint. This has provided a roadmap for owners and entrepreneurs, particularly minorities, to leverage private direct investments to acquire and build businesses of scale to close the wealth gap in America.

About Icon Parking

Founded in 1947, Icon is the largest minority-owned parking management and mobility services provider in the New York City metro and one of the largest in the nation with almost 200 locations. Icon leverages its digital and advanced analytics platform to provide parking operations, management, and related services to clients through extraordinarily engaged team members across Commercial Office Buildings and Real Estate, Food and Beverage, Municipalities, Sports and Entertainment, Retail, and Healthcare, resulting in exceptional customer, resident, and tenant experiences. Icon’s mission is to simplify city life, one customer at a time by connecting them to where they live, work, and play; and believes, “Parking is just the start!” For more information, please go to www.iconparking.com.

Contacts

Michael Aburas
maburas@iconparking.com

Mobile Smart City Corp: Sustainable Growth & Innovation

September 19, 2023

 

 

 

Mobile Smart City Corp: Sustainable Growth & Innovation

 

 

Mobile Smart City Corp continuous experiencing consecutive years of exponential growth with their Pango and Hectronic solutions. John J. Incandela, President, and CEO, emphasizes “the effectiveness of our contactless solutions and the robust business intelligence, allow us to bring an integrated parking management platform as a valuable feature”. “Our flexibility allows our customers to cater to various user requirements, which can be a significant competitive advantage.

It’s exciting to hear that Mobile Smart City has been proactive in investing in the future of parking and access control solutions. The introduction of a new convergent state-of-the-art parking platform that integrates both On-Street parking inventory and Off-Street garages is a significant advancement in the industry. The ability to manage both On-Street and Off-Street parking needs through a single platform, streamlines operations and simplifies the user experience. This integration can greatly improve efficiency and customer satisfaction Offering various access control alternatives like QR codes, automatic LPR, digital permits, and electronic ticketing, bring flexibility to our users. It caters to different preferences and needs, making parking easier, more convenient, and accessible.

“Mobile Smart City means innovation, adaptability, and customer-centricity”. “Our forward-thinking approach is essential in an ever-evolving industry to position the company well for sustainable growth and success, Luis Garma stated. “We are committed to provide comprehensive and efficient parking solutions that meet the evolving needs of our clients. It’s a positive step towards simplifying parking management and enhancing user experiences, and it will likely play a pivotal role in the industry.

Mobile Smart City is an international tech company specialized in developing and implementing smart digital solutions for to municipalities and governments. Founded in the year 2015, the company is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, FL with a regional office in Maryland, and has operations in several countries: Argentina, Bermuda, Canada, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, and the United States.

Mobile Smart City holds a wide experience in the design, development, implementation, and maintenance of complex digital payment solutions, parking management systems, and access control, including Payments, Citations, and Collections. We have developed more than 300 projects during the last 8 years, implementing our platforms and gaining a solid expertise. We have accumulated many references working with different Municipalities, Counties, Universities, Airports, and private operators, helping them to improve their revenues and their user’s experiences, using our state-of-the-art technology.

Mobile Smart City offers a cloud-based platform, hosted in the US, that can provide an outstanding customer experience when using digital services, parking, transportation, and access control. Our solutions include Mobile Parking Payments, Digital Permits, Parking Enforcement, LPR Fast Pass & QR Access Control, Muti-space Parking Meters, Pay-in-Lane, and Business Intelligence.

Mobile Smart City Corporation, 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, insurances and more.

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

 

 

THE CITY OF WILMINGTON MAKES THE PIVOT

September 15, 2023

 

 

 

THE CITY OF WILMINGTON MAKES THE PIVOT

 

 

WILMINGTON, NC [September 15, 2023] – Pivot Parking is proud to announce they have been awarded the parking management contract for the City of Wilmington, with operations having commenced on July 1, 2023. The City of Wilmington RFP process involved a thorough evaluation of proposals and interviews, allowing Pivot Parking to emerge as the standout candidate, uniquely positioned as the only local operator with the necessary expertise to efficiently oversee the complex parking program.

Operating under the “Park Wilmington” banner, Pivot’s comprehensive program encompasses a variety of facilities, including five parking garages, totaling 2,967 parking spaces, and the recent addition of the 929 Garage, formerly known as the Thermo Fischer/PPD Garage, as of August 6. Additionally, the program manages over 1,000 on-street parking spaces, 270 surface lot spaces, and provides services for special event parking. Pivot will also oversee enforcement activities, such as citations, collections, and appeals, along with customer service staffing, residential permit management, equipment maintenance, and facility cleaning.

Todd Brosius, President of Pivot Parking, expresses the company’s commitment to delivering innovative, cost-effective, and time-efficient parking solutions, not only to their clients but also to the end-users. He emphasizes the enthusiasm of Pivot Parking’s experienced team to bring their industry knowledge to the City of Wilmington and create tailored solutions that benefit the community.

“Our company’s local, hands-on management philosophy allows us to work closely with Wilmington’s Director of Downtown Coordination and Parking, Chance Dunbar, to advance the city’s parking program with new technologies that make parking easier and faster for our patrons,” said Tina Reid, Executive Vice President and Co-Founder of Pivot Parking.

Pivot Parking has already taken steps to enhance the user experience by introducing contactless parking payment options through Text 2 Park at the 2nd Street surface lot and the Hannah lot. These actions showcase their dedication to modernizing parking services. Furthermore, a comprehensive transformation of the parking office has been successfully completed, with additional plans in progress to implement License Plate Recognition

Enforcement soon. These strategic initiatives underline Pivot’s commitment to delivering top-notch solutions within the City of Wilmington’s parking program.

For more information on parking in the City of Wilmington, visit Park Wilmington and Pivot Parking.

 

ABOUT PIVOT PARKING

Co-founded in 2020 by parking industry veteran Scott Diggs and serial entrepreneur Paul Adkison, Pivot Parking is one of the fastest growing parking companies in the United States. Along with industry leaders Todd Brosius, Tina Reid, Brandon Lauterbach and Robert Cizek, the company has over 200 years of experience in the parking industry and boasts 100% customer retention, parking over 30,000 cars per day and handling over eleven million transactions each year. Park Fast. Park Easy. Park Smart. Learn more at pivotparking.com.

Building on Success: Propark Mobility Expands West Coast Presence by Acquiring California Parking

September 14, 2023

 

 

 

Building on Success: Propark Mobility Expands West Coast Presence by Acquiring California Parking

 

 

 

San Francisco, Calif. – Propark Mobility announced today that the company has acquired California Parking, a family-run business located in San Francisco, Calif.

“For nearly 70 years, the Puccinelli family has led California Parking to great success and established the company as a premier parking provider in the Bay Area,” said Propark CEO David Schmid. “It’s clear that family is at the heart of their business, and that’s something that resonated deeply with us at Propark. With this transition, Propark’s goal is tohonor their legacy, uphold their tradition of stellar service, and support the company’s continued growth.”

In 1954, Fred Puccinelli founded California Parking, which remained a family-owned business for seven decades. Over the years, the company flourished under the leadership of Richard Puccinelli, Fred’s son. Ron Britz took the helm next, before his nephew, Dante Puccinelli, became CEO and Chairman in 2020. Since then, Dante has diligently continued his family’s legacy of excellence and growth. With more than 20 locations within the San Francisco area, California Parking has become a leading parking operator in the city, offering world-class service at destinations like Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, Union Square, and more.

“From the beginning, Propark’s executive team has demonstrated a clear understanding of California Parking’s cultureand mission,” said Puccinelli. “Their focus on growth, alongside a continued dedication to maintaining our distinct company culture and supporting our expert teams, aligns with our longstanding vision for the company. We look forward to working with Propark to enhance parking options for the San Francisco community.”

California Parking is the latest acquisition by Propark. Since 2020, Propark has grown its national presence by acquiring regional parking leaders, including Monument Parking in Washington, D.C.; Sovereign Services in Houston,Texas; Pilgrim Parking in Boston, Mass.; and Imperial Parking Industries, Inc., in Los Angeles, Calif. To learn more about Propark’s acquisition process, visit www.propark.com/acquisitions.

About Propark Mobility

Propark Mobility is a national, innovation-driven parking management company that provides full-service parkingand mobility services for over 750 hospitality, healthcare, commercial, and off-airport locations in over 100 cities across the United States. For more information, please visit www.propark.com.

GO TO-U and Parkopedia collaborate to elevate the EV charging experience

September 13, 2023

 

 

GO TO-U and Parkopedia collaborate to elevate the EV charging experience

 

 

  • New partnership combines GO TO-U’s charging-centric operating system with Parkopedia’s in-vehicle services to provide a seamless EV charging experience
  • Drivers benefit from a simplified process of finding and navigating to available charge points, plus predictive charger availability
  • Cooperation between the two companies includes data exchange, activation and payment technology and predictive availability data to minimise charging wait times

 

 

 

13 September 2023 – London, UK / Los Angeles, USA – GO TO-U, the pioneering SaaS operating system specialising in EV charging infrastructure management, has entered into cooperation with Parkopedia, the world’s leading connected car services provider to elevate the electric vehicle (EV) charging experience.

Harnessing the power of advanced data analytics and machine learning, GO TO-U has established itself as a frontrunner in predicting EV charging demand, optimising resource allocation, and improving the charging process.Through this dynamic partnership, GO TO-U will share essential data points from its expansive network of EVcharging stations with Parkopedia, while drivers benefit from Parkopedia’s seamless in-car parking and charging integrations that take the stress out of finding chargers and managing charging sessions.

The new partnership will deliver driver benefits in three key areas:

 

Data Exchange – GO TO-U will seamlessly share real-time data from its extensive EV charging network withParkopedia, enhancing the accuracy and availability of charging station information for drivers.

 

Activations and Payments – Cutting-edge activations and payment technology will empower drivers to secure charging sessions and pay for these, ensuring a seamless and stress-free EV charging experience.

 

Optimised Charging – By incorporating GO TO-U’s data insights, Parkopedia will enhance its connected carservices, enabling more efficient charging and minimising wait times for EV redefine the landscape of EV charging, propelling us closer to a world of clean and efficient mobility.

Duncan Licence, Chief Product Officer at Parkopedia, echoed this sentiment, stating, “This collaboration enables Parkopedia to make finding and managing charging sessions easier, with drivers able to benefit from real-time charging availability information and integrated activations and payments to manage charging efficiently. We discovered in the 2023 Parkopedia Global Driver Survey that finding suitable charging locations is still a majorconcern for many EV drivers and a significant blocker to drivers looking to go electric, so we are pleased that this latest partnership helps us to provide a further improved in-car charging experience to motorists.

As the EV industry accelerates towards a sustainable future, the collaboration between GO TO-U and Parkopedia helps to make finding and paying for charging simpler and more convenient. Further updates will follow as both companies collaborate to shape the trajectory of parking and charging globally.

About Parkopedia

Parkopedia is the leading connected car services provider used by automakers, organisations and millions of drivers around the world. Parkopedia helps drivers find and pay for parking, EV charging, fuel and tolls across 90 countries. Parkopedia is also developing highly detailed parking maps and corresponding algorithms to help drivers and self-driving vehicles navigate to an open parking space indoors. Visit business.parkopedia.com for more information.

About GO TO-U

GO TO-U is a trailblazing SaaS operating system at the forefront of EV charging infrastructure optimization. By harnessing the power of big data and machine learning, GO TO-U empowers both drivers and station operators with predictive analytics and demand optimization, delivering an unparalleled charging experience. Learn more at www.go-tou.com.

Parkopedia Media Contact

Adam Calland Marketing Director

T: +44(0)7838219129

E: adam.calland@parkopedia.com

ParkMobile Partners with the University of New Hampshire to Offer Parking Reservations at Wildcat Stadium

September 13, 2023

ParkMobile Partners with the University of New Hampshire to Offer Parking Reservations at Wildcat Stadium

 

 

Visitors of Wildcat Stadium will now be able to use ParkMobile to reserve event parking

 

 

 

Durham, NH – September 13, 2023 — ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America and part of EasyPark Group, is partnering with the University of New Hampshire to offer parking reservations at Wildcat Stadium, home of the university’s football team. Now, drivers can easily reserve and guarantee parking ahead of time via the ParkMobile platform. Through the fully digital parking experience, fans can enjoy the benefits of a safe and secure cashless buying process to reserve parking passes directly to their phone or digital device.

“We’re thrilled to partner with the University of New Hampshire as they join the over 140 colleges and universities that partner with the ParkMobile to manage their parking and mobility and infrastructure. This football season, visitors can guarantee a parking spot ahead of game day to avoid day-of stress,” said David Hoyt, ParkMobile’s Managing Director.

This year, ParkMobile is focused on creating strategic partnerships with venues and universities across the country to grow its digital payment services. With ParkMobile’s over 50 million users, the integration of its digital payment services at the University of New Hampshire’s Wildcat Stadium will provide a consistent user experience for those event attendees traveling from across the U.S. Currently, ParkMobile serves over 300,000 users in New Hampshire.

“Our top priority onsite is to ensure our guests have a seamless experience through offering an easy-to-use mobility and parking solution,” said Fumi Kimura, UNH Deputy Director of Athletics, External Operations. “With the integration of ParkMobile’s reservation platform, our guests can now spend more time enjoying their game day experience and less time searching for parking.”

ParkMobile is available for both iPhone and Android devices, and can be accessed on a mobile web browser. Users can reserve parking via the ParkMobile dedicated University of New Hampshire webpage.

About ParkMobile
ParkMobile, LLC is the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America and part of the global parking tech company, EasyPark Group. With the vision to make cities more livable, EasyPark Group owns and develops the apps EasyPark, ParkMobile, RingGo and Park-line, and operates in over 3,200 cities across more than 20 countries. ParkMobile offers digital solutions to quickly find and pay for on-street and off-street parking via a mobile device. The company also offers parking reservations at stadiums, venues, and metro area garages. ParkMobile’s technology is used in thousands of locations across the U.S., including 8 of the top 10 cities, as well as college campuses and airports. ParkMobile has been named to the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Pacesetter Award list, the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Top Workplaces and won the 2022 Stevie Awards for Best Mobile On-Demand Application. Visit ParkMobile.io or @ParkMobile on Twitter for the latest news and information. For EasyPark Group news, visit easyparkgroup.com.

Press Contact
ParkMobile:
Haley Haas, PR Manager North America, haley.haas@parkmobile.io, 404-580-0112

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