ParkMobile Soon to Introduce Smart Parking in Clarksburg, WV

December 11, 2018




ParkMobile Soon to Introduce Smart Parking in Clarksburg, WV




Clarksburg, WV– ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the US, announced today a partnership with the city of Clarksburg that will soon enable people to pay for parking using their mobile device.

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

Clarksburg City Manager Martin Howe stated, “This is another innovative tool that will allow citizens and/or patrons of our businesses to conveniently pay for parking in Clarksburg as well as in other cities that utilize this service.”

As the most widely used mobile parking solution in the country with more than 11 million people using ParkMobile’s services over 60 million times per year across 350 cities, ParkMobile is excited to make a difference leveraging our large network of users.

ParkMobile is widely available throughout West Virginia with parking in Morgantown, Harpers Ferry, Huntington, and Sheperdstown.



About ParkMobile

ParkMobile, LLC is the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America, helping millions of people easily find and pay for parking on their mobile device. The company’s technology is used in over 3,000 locations across the country, including 7 of the top 10 cities as well as college campuses, airports and stadiums.  People can use ParkMobile solutions to quickly pay for on-street and garage parking without having to use a meter or kiosk. Additionally, ParkMobile offers parking reservations at stadium venues for concerts and sporting events. Reservations are also available in metro areas, allowing people to drive into the city without having to worry about finding parking.  ParkMobile has been named to the Deloitte Fast 500, Inc. 5000 list, the ACG Georgia Fast 40 and the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Pacesetter list. Additionally, the company won 2018 Stevie Awards for Most Innovative Tech Company and Best Integrated Mobile Experience. For more information, visit ParkMobile.ioor @ParkMobileon Twitter.


About City of Clarksburg

The City of Clarksburg is located in north central West Virginia, Clarksburg (est. pop 17,000) and is the County Seat for Harrison County (est. pop 68,652). Clarksburg is located at the intersection of two heavily traveled highways and the second busiest interchanges in the state, Interstate 79 and U.S. Route 50. Clarksburg enjoys the amenities of the largest city in the region with the advantages of a small hometown community. A rich mix of retail, industry, and government services, with a thriving business community exist, along with an abundance of recreational facilities and one of the best preserved historic downtowns in the state.


Because of the population base the Clarksburg region became, and still is, the main commercial, health care, and professional office location in the region. It also has a large number of State and Federal Agencies located in the Central Business District, including the U.S. Small Business Administration, Federal Court House, Social Security Administration, as well as Fairmont State University — Clarksburg Campus, among others.  A new $25 million State Office Building will be opening late summer 2016.


Clarksburg’s Historic downtown is also home to a wide array of legal, accounting, and banking firms. There are approximately 6,000 professionals and visitors in the Downtown Central Business District each weekday.


For additional information about the City of Clarksburg, visit the website at: or follow us on Facebook at Clarksburg, City Hall.

MeterFeeder: Jim Gibbs Speaks to CMU Heinz College Students About the Future of Mobility

December 11, 2018




Jim Gibbs Speaks to CMU Heinz College Students About the Future of Mobility.




Pittsburgh (PA) –  The passionate students and faculty of Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University hosted a transit panel discussion for graduate and undergraduate students late last month. The panel took place on November 29th and the panel of experts each discussed the future of transit, as well as what a career in the transportation or mobility industry is like.


Students were encouraged to ask questions and the speakers responded to prompts discussing the industry’s past, present, and future. Speakers included Breen Mascriotra of PGH Transit, Janet Fraser of Nobilis, David White of Bike PGH, Pramod Mallapragada of PropellT, and Jim Gibbs of MeterFeeder!


MeterFeeder CEO Jim Gibbs said, “It’s always a pleasure to come here to talk to these folks. Stan Caldwell and the rest of his team at Traffic21 are really passionate people and everyone always learns something.”


Learn more about Meter Feeder at

Bomel Construction completes four-level parking structure for Zelman Development’s new lifestyle center in Southern California

December 11, 2018




Bomel Construction completes four-level parking structure for Zelman Development’s new lifestyle center in Southern California




YORBA LINDA, Calif., Dec. 10, 2018––Some of the adults who will grab a bite to eat or catch a movie at the Yorba Linda Town Center when it debuts in the coming months weren’t even born when planning for the retail-entertainment district began.

In planning and purchasing stages for more than two decades, the 125,000-square-foot Yorba Linda Town Center in Orange County, California, a product of Los Angeles-based Zelman Development Co., will be anchored by a 10-screen Regal Cinemas and Bristol Farms grocery store. There will be more than a dozen eateries, including Blaze Pizza, The Habit Burger Grill and The Pie Hole. Club Pilates, Verizon and Modern Acupuncture will also be tenants. A 1-acre central plaza will host community events.

“We’re very happy with the tenant mix we’ve got,”Zelman Co-President Brett Foy told the Los Angeles Timesearlier this year. “We think it’s going to be a great thing for the community.”

Yorba Linda Town Center’s first structure was recently completed, courtesy of Bomel Construction. The Irvine-based contractor, widely regarded as the dean of parking structure construction in the West, erected a four-level, 450-stall garage that will provide convenient, shaded parking for visitors to the Town Center and nearby Main Street, the heart of Old Town Yorba Linda. The Yorba Linda Town Center is surrounded by Yorba Linda Boulevard, Imperial Highway, Lemon Drive and Lakeview Road. It sits on property purchased in multiple parcels over the years by the city of Yorba Linda, a community of 70,000 residents.

Extensive experience

Historically, when developers in Southern California are building or expanding a major mall or outdoor retail-entertainment center, they usually turn to Bomel Construction.

Bomel is currently building a 1,520-stall parking structure for an expansion at the Irvine Spectrum. In the last few years alone, Bomel Construction has completed parking garages for new and existing retail-driven developments in Southern California, including Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance (1,950 stalls), Village at Westfield in Woodland Hills (1,600), Outlets at San Clemente (1,167), Citadel Outlets (1,000) in Los Angeles and One Paseo (550 stalls) in San Diego. During the past 25 years, Bomel has erected multi-level garages for high-profile retail-oriented properties, including Fashion Island in Newport Beach, The Grove (Los Angeles), The Pike (Long Beach), The Shops at Mission Viejo, Irvine Spectrum and Birch Street (Brea), all vibrant destinations for shoppers, diners and moviegoers.

Overall, Bomel-built parking structures range in size from several hundred to several thousand stalls. Its roster of current projects includes a 6,500-stall garage for a large theme park in Southern California and a 3,600-stall garage at San Francisco International Airport, two of the largest parking structures under construction in the West.

Neighborly Support

While it is located in a suburban setting, construction of the parking garage for the Yorba Linda Town Center was by no means a slam dunk. Construction crews had to deal with an ancient structure just a few feet from the 159,000-square-foot garage’s footprint.

“Our biggest challenge was designing and installing the shoring to hold up the 100-year-old house that is in the fire department’s yard,” said Bomel Project Executive Kasey Shay.  “That work took a long time and the design was fairly complex.”

Shay said workers used a permanent shored wall instead of a typical steel beam and lagging system, which is considered temporary. The permanent wall is poured-in-place caissons that are about 50-feet deep, every 5 feet on center.

“Instead of lagging, we installed a shotcrete wall between the caissons to tie it all in,” Shay said.  “The facing wall of shotcrete makes it look attractive.”

The shoring extends from the property line on Valencia to the property line on School Street. The sides outside the footprint are conventional temporary lagging with portions removed as needed for utilities and other purposes.

The garage possesses architectural embellishments commensurate with a parking facility that will serve a modern lifestyle center in an affluent community. According to the latest United States Census Bureau statistics, the median family income in Yorba Linda is more than double the national average and nearly double compared to the Orange County average.

“The façade was fairly complicated with brick veneer, EIFS, louvers, and synthetic stone applied to the concrete structure,” Shay said.

In addition to Shay, the Bomel project team included Scott Lessard, project manager, and John Sutherland, project superintendent. Other members of the parking garage team included Parking Design Solutions (architect), Culp and Tanner (structural engineer), Apollo Electric, Kaufmann Plumbing, Christian Brothers (mechanical engineer) and Epic Fire Protection.


ABOUT BOMEL CONSTRUCTION: Established in 1970, Irvine, Calif.-based Bomel Construction Co. Inc. is widely regarded as the dean of design-build parking structure construction in the western United States and one of the largest concrete contractors in the nation. It placed 117th on Engineering News-Record’s national ranking of the largest specialty contractors in 2017. In addition to its award-winning parking structure portfolio, Bomel is a one-stop source for all concrete construction needs. The company maintains a highly skilled staff for its in-house structural, architectural and site concrete divisions. Bomel works directly for property owners, developers and general contractors. Its portfolio of work includes a wide range of projects built at large, well-known casino-resorts, shopping malls, office buildings, mass transit centers, airports, universities and community colleges.  For more information: Bomel Construction Co. Inc., 96 Corporate Park, Irvine, CA 92606. Phone: 714-921-1660. Web site:



Long Beach launches mobile payment app for waterfront parking Passport Parking app simplifies parking payments

December 11, 2018

Long Beach launches mobile payment app for waterfront parking




Passport Parking app simplifies parking payments


Long Beach, Calif. (Dec. 11, 2018) — A day at the beach just got better with the launch of Passport Parking in the City of Long Beach. The mobile app, powered by Passport, the global leader in mobile payments for parking, allows users to pay for parking from their smartphones. Passport Parking can be used at 10 off-street beachfront parking lots from 72nd Place to Pierpoint Landing.

Users download the free Passport Parking app on their smartphones, create an account with a preferred method of payment and enter the zone and space numbers. In addition to paying for parking, users can extend parking sessions remotely so there’s no need to leave the beach. The app also provides parking history and access to receipts.

“From the Aquarium of the Pacific to our beautiful beaches, the City of Long Beach is a destination for Californians and out-of-state visitors,” said April Walker, City of Long Beach projects officer. “We want parking to be as easy as possible, so people can get out and enjoy everything that Long Beach has to offer.”

“We are thrilled to be the first mobile payments provider for the City of Long Beach,” said Conor Buckley, client success executive at Passport. “Passport’s best-in-class technology provides a simple way for users to pay for parking.”

The Passport Parking app is free to download from the App Store and Google Play. Users can also manage their parking online at

About Passport
Passport transforms the way cities manage their operations. The company’s mobile-first platform has been adopted by more than 550 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. Passport has been recognized as one of North America’s fastest growing companies on the Inc. 5000 list and a Best Places to Work in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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

“Waze for Parking” app SpotAngels launches in Boston with support from its local community

December 11, 2018



“Waze for Parking” app SpotAngels launches in Boston

with support from its local community




SpotAngels – the “Waze for Parking” – a community-based parking app that helps drivers find parking and avoid tickets, announces today its launch in Boston on the heels of a recent round of funding led by co-founder of Google Maps, Lars Rasmussen.



SpotAngels has previously established its community of drivers in the San Francisco Bay Area, Greater New York City and Chicago saving them over $7.5m on street cleaning tickets as well as time and money finding parking. Last month alone, users have parked 1 million times with the app.



“Our community of drivers has been asking us to expand to other cities where they travel to and where they have friends and family who struggle with finding parking and avoiding street cleaning tickets. Boston came up a lot and is notorious for its street cleaning tickets, so it made a lot of sense for us to launch SpotAngels there” says Aboud Jardaneh, co-founder of SpotAngels.


SpotAngels displays a map showing the location of all parking spots, with detailed rules and prices kept up-to-date by the active community. It includes local specificities such as Boston’s resident parking permits enabling to park for free. The map helps drivers find free and cheap parking, fast.



Anyone can update the parking prices and rules on the SpotAngels app by simply snapping a picture of a sign. In cities that are not covered yet, users can also edit the map and add all the parking spots. “That’s how it started in Boston, our local community helped us map out the city”, says Jardaneh.



SpotAngels also makes sure that drivers never get a parking ticket. The app automatically saves the parking location of drivers using the car Bluetooth or phone sensors and sends reminders when it’s time to move their car for street cleaning or any other parking rule.


In addition to saving the parking location, when drivers leave their spot the app automatically marks it as open for the rest of the community. This live open spot information can help drivers find parking in crowded areas in Boston.


SpotAngels is available on the App Store and Play Store and was previously featured by Apple and Google as “Waze for Parking” among the best apps of 2017. The company is backed by the co-founder of Google Maps, the former Head of Google Street View and prominent investors from Silicon Valley.


American Airlines chooses INDECT as the preferred parking guidance system for their new employee training facility in Fort Worth

December 11, 2018




American Airlines chooses INDECT as the preferred parking guidance system for their new employee training facility in Fort Worth.





FORT WORTH TX, (December 10, 2018)—American Airlines has chosen INDECT as the preferred parking guidance system for their new employee training facility in Fort Worth, Texas.



The 1.8 million square-foot training center will have five training buildings, seven parking garages and enough space to accommodate 11,000 employees.


Locally-based parking guidance experts, Parking Guidance Systems (PGS), have been awarded the installation contract for the four main garages with the remaining smaller garages to be completed at a later date.


“It’s a massive installation,” said Derek Frantz, Head of Business Development at Parking Guidance Systems (PGS). “We are only halfway through the project and we’ve already installed sensors to monitor 12,000 spaces.”


“By the time we’re finished there will be more than 18,000 monitored spaces on site, all controlled by the INDECT parking guidance software.” said Frantz.


“One of the great things about the INDECT system is that it is super easy to install and 99.9% accurate. Once it’s up and running, there’s nothing else that needs to be done. You can walk away knowing that your client will be happy, and that’s a good feeling.” he said.


Numerous monument signs and large matrix signs will also feature throughout the parking garages. These signs will display not only the number of available spaces but also various informational messages as needed.


PGS is one of the nation’s leading distributors and installers of parking guidance systems and space administration products. Locally based in Texas, PGS now has branches in Oklahoma, Los Angeles, Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina.


PGS and INDECT have successfully collaborated on more than 50 garages across America.


The American Airlines installation is scheduled for completion in early 2020.




INDECT is the leading provider of parking guidance systems. INDECT’s systems combine the most advanced parking space sensors with industry-leading data management technology to offer drivers a safer, more convenient parking experience while helping parking owners operate their parking assets more efficiently and profitably.

INDECT USA can be found online at


About Parking Guidance Systems (PGS)

PGS specializes in providing tailored solutions to a range of parking needs. With more than 30 years’ experience in the parking industry, PGS works directly with their clients to increase utilization, improve safety, maximize efficiency, optimize occupancy,enhance the customer experience, reduce their carbon footprintand boost revenue.

PGS can be found online at


Parking Industry Expo Slates Unique Changes to Expo Floor. Booth Sales Exceed Last Year – Nearly Sold Out

December 11, 2018




Parking Industry Expo Slates Unique Changes to Expo Floor

Booth Sales Exceed Last Year – Nearly Sold Out





Los Angeles, CA – December 11, 2018 – The premiere parking event of 2019 finds itself even more attractive with the exhibit hall floor becoming a place where attendees can network, easily find the information they seek, and feel comfortable in the frenetic atmosphere found in exhibitions.




The Parking Industry Expo 2019 (PIE) will see knowledgeable “PIE Guides” located on the floor to answer questions and help attendees find the information they seek. “These are real people who will assist those needing it with directions and sometimes just a friendly greeting,” says Expo Manager, Eric Abel. “When the hall is closed, they will be located throughout the venue to provide information and assistance as to schedules, locations, and other pertinent information.”


“We are actively working with exhibitors to help them make their booths and displays more welcoming. The days of an exhibitor sitting in their booth reading the paper are over. We expect the exhibitors to provide an environment where attendees, who often are reluctant to enter the sales environment, will be comfortable and relaxed.”


In addition, attendees will be motivated to connect with each other and exhibitors on the exhibit hall floor and throughout the venue with cash and technology prizes being awarded to those who seek out and meet their colleagues in the industry. “The concept is a way to motivate connection and individual discussions throughout the four-day event.”


The exhibit hall schedule is also unique. Limited to two days, it does away with the ‘last day emptiness’ found so often in such events. Unlike other such meetings, PIE never schedules seminars or other events during exhibit hall hours. The attendees are never conflicted as to whether to visit an exhibit or a seminar.


The exhibit hall is within a few booths of being sold out 90 days before the show opens. Potential exhibitors should visit the PIE web site to see what is left.


The Parking Industry Expo is being held March 11-14, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare adjacent to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. Find it on line at Contact: Eric Abel, or +1 310 390 5277 ext 1

 ITR Parking Solutions Joins Designa as US Business Partner 

December 11, 2018




ITR Parking Solutions Joins Designa as US Business Partner 





Chicago/Kiel, December 10, 2018: ITR Parking Solutions, Georgia, recently became the newest US Business Partner for DESIGNA USA. ITR joins the growing group of industry-leading companies to partner with DESIGNA to bring future-proof parking systems to their customers. 



Michael Givens, ITR president, stated that his company joined DESIGNA because it is a world-class company, with an International reputation for having the industry’s best technology, a commitment to continued innovation and future-proof design. “We are very pleased to be part of the DESIGNA team. Its proven technology and reliable performance prompted us to partner with DESIGNA. The Southeast US market will respond positively to a new choice in PARCS brand in the region.” 

“We’re pleased to welcome ITR Parking Solutions as a US Partner,” said Tom Sivak, President of DESIGNA USA. “With 50 years of business innovation in the Southeast, ITR is highly respected in the region with a strong market presence. ITR will provide a strategic benefit in the Southeast as we continue to expand our presence nationally.” 

Founded in 1951 in Kiel, Northern Germany, DESIGNA’s clear and visionary standards have led to the development of innovative products and solutions for the parking management sector for more than 65 years. 

For more information: 


777 Oakmont Lane, Suite 2000 

Westmont, Illinois 60559 

888.262.9706 DESIGNA 

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport chooses INDECT’s advanced UPSOLUT multifunction parking guidance system

December 10, 2018




Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport chooses INDECT’s advanced UPSOLUT multifunction parking guidance system.



Atlanta, GA (December 10, 2018)—Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has chosen INDECT as the preferred parking guidance system as part of its $6 billion expansion and modernization plan. The airport’s building and renovation program, referred to as ALTNext, is part of a 20-year plan that aims to maintain Hartsfield-Jackson position as the nation’s leading airport by updating existing facilities and adding new structures with state-of-the-art technologies to enhance the travel experience.


Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the world’s undisputed busiest airport with a total of 883,680 aircraft takeoffs and landings in 2017. The bold expansion plan will allow the airport to easily accommodate anticipated growth as those numbers continue to climb.


“We are excited to be part of such a large-scale and visionary project,” said Dale Fowler, President of INDECT USA. “I think our proven expertise in designing airport parking guidance systems as well as our reputation for quality products and local support helped us stand out from our competitors.”


“One of the unique features of the Hartsfield-Jackson installation will be the introduction of our new outdoor camera system (ODE), which will be installed on the rooftop of the West Deck Garage in early 2020,” said Fowler. “The ODE has the ability to zoom in and capture high-definition images of vehicle license plates in natural light, ensuring that LPR software is able to work throughout the entire parking garage not just in undercover areas. This feature is unique to INDECT.” he said.


INDECT’s camera-based parking guidance system is fast becoming the system of choice for airports not only across the United States but also the world with installations in: Dallas Fort-Worth International Airport, Dallas Love Field Airport, Houston Airport (active), San Diego International Airport, Vienna International Airport (Austria), Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport (Lebanon), and Sydney Airport (Australia).


INDECT differs from other camera-based systems on the market because it is fully automated in real time and doesn’t require human intervention for accuracy. The inbuilt sensor automatically detects occupied/unoccupied spaces through proprietary software and cannot be overridden manually. It is also the only IP67 compliant sensor on the market, meaning it will continue to function even if totally immersed in water and is completely dustproof.




INDECT is the leading provider of parking guidance systems. INDECT’s systems combine the most advanced parking space sensors with industry-leading data management technology to offer drivers a safer, more convenient parking experience while helping parking owners operate their parking assets more efficiently and profitably.

INDECT USA can be found online at


About Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)

ATL is located 7 miles south of Atlanta’s central business district in the state of Georgia. It has 209 domestic and international gates, covers 4,700 acres of land and has five parallel runways. ATL has held the title of the world’s busiest airport by passenger traffic since 1998 and in total aircraft movements from 2005-2103 and again from 2015-present.

More information regarding ATL can be found online at


December 10, 2018










December 10, 2018– The Women in Parking Association, a premier organization focused on advancing and promoting women in the parking industry, announces its 2019 Leadership Board. The association received a significant number of applications for four open board positions. The WIP Leadership Board is expected to guide the vision of the association and shape the community surrounding the organization.



First-term members, making up the 2019-2020 WIP Board are:

  • Britney Cooper – Walter P Moore
  • Christina Murray – Premier Parking
  • Jennifer Rentz – Dixon Resources Unlimited
  • Tricia Rukstalis – Southland Printing Company, Inc.

The board is led by Chairperson Marcy Sparrow, Parking Today. Additional WIP board officers are Executive Director Ruth Beaman, Integrapark; Associate Director and Past Chairperson Laura Longsworth, Brookfield Properties; and Treasurer Karen Blasing Pradhan, Skidata.

Board members serving their second terms include:

Jannette Benefee – Dallas Fort Worth Airport

Maggie DiPaolo – LAZ Parking

Madison Huemmer – Iparq

Tracy Notte – Citizens Parking

Kathleen Laney – Laney Solutions

Heather Matthews – University of Vermont

Nicole Wylie – SpotHero

“We are pleased to welcome the new 2019-2020 slate of board members. We are always thrilled and humbled by the caliber of applicants who want to be part of our organization. Their diverse industry experience and outstanding leadership skills will be an asset to our organization,” said WIP Chairperson Marcy Sparrow. “I am also so thankful to our returning Board Members for their commitment to the parking industry and their passion to WIP’s mission to support, promote and inspire women in this industry.”

Leadership board members serve a two-year term elected by the general WIP membership. Qualifications for members to be nominated include active participation in the association as well as notable contributions to the parking industry.  Current board members represent an array of sectors within the parking industry including university, real estate, operator, airport as well as providers of consulting, media, recruitment, printing, and technology services.

Sparrow also thanked outgoing members of the WIP board for their outstanding service to the industry: Renee Jordan, Conduent; Susan McDermott, Transcore; and Kelsey Owens, Passport.

Women in Parking is the leading association dedicated to building the future of parking through the advancement and achievement of women in the parking industry. WIP seeks to attract, retain and advance women through its mentoring program, professional development and networking opportunities, and unique access to industry executives and influential thought leaders. Membership is not limited to women, as 18 percent of its members are men who support the mission. Women in Parking is supported by its members and the generosity of Titanium Level Partners: ABM, Impark and Propark America.  More information can be found at

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