February 24, 2021








Phoenix, AZ  — Access Professional Systems announced today that it has promoted Manny Gomez to Technology Implementation Manager for the company’s Phoenix office. In his new position, Gomez will oversee all operations for Access Professional Systems in Arizona.


“Manny Gomez will play a vital role in our continued expansion throughout Arizona,” said Chris Scheppmann, president of Access Professional Systems. “Manny has grown through the ranks at APS and earned his reputation as a leading technology expert within APS and amongst our customer base. Manny’s intimate knowledge of how we run our operations, our breadth of solution offerings, and our customer first approach, made him the perfect person for this role.”


A longtime employee of Access Professional Systems, Gomez has relocated to Phoenix from Southern California for this new position. He first joined Access Professional Systems in 2011 and he is one of the company’s most experienced and accomplished technical and operations managers.


About Access Professional Systems

Access Professional Systems (APS) is a leading provider of parking technology. Founded in 1977, APS has been providing comprehensive parking and gate automation, access control, video surveillance, and parking guidance solutions for over 40 years. APS can be found online at


Celebrating Jack Aulino! 

February 23, 2021


Celebrating Jack Aulino!




“Jack is a parking guy. Pure and simply put he understands the genetics and math of operating a busy location. He was fair and reasonable as our client for many years with his greatest asset being his friendly and caring personality. He treated every vendor and every client as he does his friends.” …Derek Kiley

Longtime parking professional Jack Aulino passed away over the Christmas Holidays. He was 70.

Jack began his parking career in 1966 at 16 years old at the Boston Garden part time at the parking lot working the games and events. He worked at the State House at 18 years old in the controller’s office full time and moonlighted at night working at the parking operation. He went full time at the Boston Garden in 1972 as the Parking Coordinator for the Boston Bruin and Celtics for about 20 years until Boston Garden closed in 1993 to build the Fleet Center (now the new Garden).

He relocated to Las Vegas and supervised and trained the valets for the MGM Grand Hotel for three years and then moved to Los Angeles and Held Properties/Parking Plus where he supervised five projects including St. Johns Hospital in Santa Monica. In 1999 he joined Central Parking and for the next seven years ran projects in Los Angeles including Bob Hope Airport and Park One at LAX and in Boston where he was project manager for Prudential Center. When Park One was taken over by Park n Fly Jack remained with them and oversaw the shuttle operations for the company’s San Diego, Oakland, LAX and Ontario locations.

In May 2011, Jack joined ABM Parking Services and became general manager of parking operations for Tampa International Airport Over the next five years he held many positions with ABM in Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida. Jack’s last position was with ABM where he set up and ran the shuttle operation at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston culminating a fifty five year career in the parking industry.

Jack Aulino was the son of the late Alphonse and Rose (Belmonte) Aulino and father of Jacquelyn Aulino, Erica Aulino, and Alexandra Aulino. He was the companion of Marianita Gonzalez. He is also survived by his former wife and mother of his daughters Celeste Ianniciello.


Montpelier, Vermont, Partners with ParkMobile to Offer Contactless Parking Payments

February 23, 2021




Montpelier, Vermont, Partners with ParkMobile to Offer Contactless Parking Payments




Residents and visitors can now easily pay for parking from their mobile device



Montpelier, VT – February 23, 2021- ParkMobile, the #1 parking app in the U.S., announced today a new partnership with Montpelier, Vermont, enabling residents and visitors to pay for parking on their mobile device. The ParkMobile app is now available at more than 600 on and off-street spaces throughout the city. With the recent COVID-19 crisis, municipal leaders across the country are encouraging residents and visitors to use the app instead of the meter to prevent the spread of the virus.


“Montpelier is very pleased to offer more parking payment options for our residents and visitors,” says Montpelier City Manager, William Fraser. “By partnering with ParkMobile, we can offer a safe contactless solution that will allow people to easily pay without touching the physical parking equipment.”


“We’re thrilled to launch the ParkMobile app in Montpelier,” says Jon Ziglar, CEO of ParkMobile. “We have a large base of users in the local area who can now pay by app whenever they visit the city.”


The ParkMobile app is the #1 parking app in the U.S., with over 22 million users, and is available for both iPhone and Android devices. ParkMobile can also be accessed on a mobile web browser for those who do not want to download an app. To pay for parking using the mobile or web app, a user enters the zone number posted on signs around the parking spot, selects the amount of time needed, and touches the “Start Parking” button to begin the session. The user can also extend the time of the parking session on their mobile device.


ParkMobile has over 1.2 million users in the New England area and is widely available in cities like Burlington, VT, Greenwich, CT, Portsmouth, NH, and Amherst, MA. Beyond New England, the app can be used to pay for parking in over 450 cities across the U.S., including New York City, Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, and Miami Beach.



About ParkMobile


ParkMobile, LLC is the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America, using a contactless approach to help millions of people easily find, reserve, and pay for parking on their mobile devices. The company’s technology is used in thousands of locations across the country, including 8 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 off-street 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 area garages, allowing people to drive into the city without having to worry about finding parking. ParkMobile has been named to the Inc. 5000, Deloitte Fast 500, Smart Cities Connect “Smart 50,” and the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Top Workplaces. Additionally, the company won the 2020 Stevie Awards for Achievement in Product Innovation and the 2019 Stevie Awards for Most Innovative Tech Company and Best Travel App. For more information, visit or @ParkMobile on Twitter.



ParkMobile Contact: Jeff Perkins, CMO,





TIBA Parking Systems to Acquire Texas-based PARCS Value-Added Reseller, Associated Time Instruments

February 23, 2021

TIBA Parking Systems to Acquire Texas-based PARCS Value-Added Reseller, Associated Time Instruments


Leading Parking and Mobility Technology Company Strengthens Presence in the Southern U.S. with Acquisition of Longtime TIBA Reseller Partner

COLUMBUS, OH  – TIBA Parking Systems, the North American Leader in parking and mobility technology, and part of the FAAC Group family of companies, announced today that it has agreed to acquire the Parking Access and Revenue Control System (PARCS) portion of the Dallas, Texas-based, Associated Time Instruments (ATI). ATI has been serving its customers for over 60 years and has been a top TIBA Valued Added Reseller for TIBA equipment and technology for the last 4 years. ATI operates in the Southern U.S. markets including Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas and New Mexico.

This acquisition reinforces the TIBA Parking commitment to providing a strong local presence across all markets. It also further strengthens TIBA’s leadership in the region, as the Texas market is one of the top regions in the U.S. for parking technology. ATI has deep roots in the region and this acquisition will provide the company even more resources to further establish leadership in the market and provide an even higher degree of service to the customers.

“We couldn’t be more excited for Associated Time Instruments to join the TIBA and the FAAC Group family of companies,” said Moshe David, CEO of TIBA. “Not only are we acquiring one of the top performing organizations in the PARCS industry, but an extremely talented team of individuals as well. Accelerated growth in southern U.S. and especially in the Texas market is core to TIBA’s overall strategy, and this acquisition will allow us to partner even more closely with ATI to truly dominate the region.”

With extensive global experience as part of the FAAC family of companies, TIBA’s robust, scalable cloud architecture enables parking operators to keep pace with the latest trends in centralized operations, automated smart facilities, ticketless and frictionless parking, web reservations, valet, and mobile payments. ATI adds a local expert presence to the region’s customers to sell, install, and support TIBA solutions.

“We’re thrilled to more formally join forces with TIBA, a company that is known industry-wide as a leader in innovation, flexibility and an engaged parking experience,” said Christopher Archer, President of Associated Time Instruments. “We have been a proud partner of TIBA for years, and now as a part of the TIBA family, we look forward to continuing to drive best-in-class technology, equipment and service to our customers with even greater power and resources behind us.”

About TIBA Parking Systems: TIBA Parking Systems is part of the FAAC Group, Italian multinational leader in the sector of automation and vehicle and pedestrian access control which includes HUB Parking and Magnetic. 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 to learn more.

About Associated Time Instruments: Associated Time Instruments is a leading supplier of Parking and Revenue Control Equipment, Access Control, and Parking Guidance Systems. ATI is the market leader in Texas distinguishes themselves by providing superior products, expert consulting and engineering, quality installations, comprehensive support, and professional services. ATI provides both standard software products and custom software solutions and has been consistently providing modern and effective solutions to customers for the past 60 years!


Jordan Weiss


Science says it is Monotasking not Multitasking that leads to success – Feb 16th – Feb 22nd, 2021

February 22, 2021

Science says it is Monotasking not Multitasking that leads to success – Feb 16th – Feb 22nd, 2021




“Focusing is about saying No.”
Steve Jobs



This week on, JVH tackles the fallacy of multitasking being a virtue. “‘I know the Zoom call was shaky – it was probably because someone has a slow internet connection.  No problem, I was multi-tasking anyway.’” Read it here Feb 22, 2021 – Is Multi-tasking All its Cracked Up to Be? – JVH, Parking Today.

When did it all begin that folks take pride in multitasking?   And did the current pandemic zoom culture contribute to this?  Or perhaps we women have created this misconception?

Because women who raise and nurture children often are forced to multitask. There is simply no luxury not to do so. Yet, even in raring our children, multitasking creates a lot of damage.

According to Stanford University Study, multitaskers pay mental price. ““They’re suckers for irrelevancy,” said communication Professor Clifford Nass, one of the researchers whose findings are published in the Aug. 24, 2009 edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. “Everything distracts them.” “The researchers are still studying whether chronic media multitaskers are born with an inability to concentrate or are damaging their cognitive control by willingly taking in so much at once. But they’re convinced the minds of multitaskers are not working as well as they could.”

From an article in Forbes, by Barnaby Lashbrooke, “Want To Improve Your Focus And Productivity? Stop Trying To Multitask”: “Boil it down to its essence and productivity is simply a game of attention and concentration. Choose one task, remove likely distractions, dial up the focus, and suddenly you’re in that flow state that we all find so hard to achieve.”

Thus, the key is to focus. To be fully present with what is and then hopefully getting in the flow of things to the point, that we might not hear the telephone ringing, when we are fully absorbed in our project. And therefore, we can create something that is of value. Deep focus and not multitasking ought to be our mantra.

And speaking of deep focus, here are some companies this week on who are showing just that:

ParkMobile, brings contactless parking to Emeryville, CA. ParkMobile also partners with Google to offer paying for parking directly from Google Maps. “To make a parking payment, a user taps the “pay for parking” button from driving navigation in Google Maps. They are then taken directly to the ParkMobile section in the Google Pay app, where they enter their parking zone number, add time, and finish the payment with any credit or debit card saved to their Google Pay account If it is the user’s first-time using Google Pay to park, the user also has to enter the car’s license plate number. Once the session has started, the user can easily extend parking time from the Google Pay app without going back to the meter.”

PayByPhone on another hands, partnered with Epic Parking to bring contactless parking to the Toronto Area. ‘“Epic Parking and other Private lot operators around the world are looking at parking more strategically – clearly understanding the impact of parking on its residents and visitors,” said Roamy Valera, CEO of PayByPhone. “We strive to bring our experience to our parking operator partnerships to deliver a safe and frictionless parking experience for their operations and their drivers.”’

In other PT Plus news, a.lot has been helping to fill up hotels’ empty parking lots. Check out Feb 18, 2021 – PT Plus: Filling up hotels’ empty parking lots: a.Lot Parking on a mission in Hollywood to learn more.

Last but not least, congratulations to Alex Israel and Metropolis for “raising $41 million in financing the company raised from investors, including the real estate managers Starwood and RXR Realty; Dick Costolo and Adam Bain’s 01 Advisors; Dragoneer; former Facebook employees Sam Lessin and Kevin Colleran’s Slow Ventures; Dan Doctoroff, the head of Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs initiative; and NBA All Star and early-stage investor, Baron Davis. Global growth equity firm 3L led the round.”

Stay focused and have a blessed week.


Astrid Ambroziak


Creative Director

Parking Today

310 390 5277 ext 9




Parking Industry Vet Publishes Book

February 22, 2021



Parking Industry Vet Publishes Book



“The Quirky World of Parking, Four Decades of Observations, One Parking Space at a Time.”





Written by Larry J. Cohen, CAPP, a parking executive with 40-years in the industry, the book is a parking primer 101 master class interlaced with crazy and fascinating stories covering all aspects of the profession.  You will be amazed at what people will do to not pay for parking or a citation!


The book is loaded with tons of interesting and crazy stories in our $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 highs and lows we encounter every day,”


Cohen’s been responsible for parking at stadiums, universities, hospitals, and a municipality, including managing parking during the inauguration of United States Presidents Bush and Obama in Washington, D.C.


He has served on the Boards of the International Parking and Mobility Institute, Middle Atlantic Parking Association, and Pennsylvania Parking Association and is currently the Executive Director of the Lancaster Parking Authority in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.


The book should be a part of every parking professional’s library!


And is available on in paperback and e-book.


Or on his website at: for a signed copy.


For further information, contact:


Larry J. Cohen, CAPP





Fleet Advantage’s Kids Around The Corner Foundation Makes Donation of $15,000 to Arc Broward  

February 22, 2021





Fleet Advantage’s Kids Around The Corner Foundation Makes Donation of $15,000 to Arc Broward  




Contribution Aims to Help Programs For Local South Florida Special Needs & Developmental Disabilities Community  


FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (February 19, 2021) – Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing, and life cycle cost management (LCCM) today announced their foundation, Kids Around the Corner made a donation of $15,000 to Arc Broward, a South Florida organization dedicated to helping advance and enrich the lives of people with special needs and developmental disabilities.  


Especially since the beginning of last year, corporations have realized how much more important of a role they play in contributing to the development of their local communities,” said Elizabeth Gomez Marketing and Business Development Coordinator at Fleet Advantage. “We are proud to donate to such a worthy cause here in South Florida that is focused on the development of a diverse group of people, as well as contribute toward the development of programs that enrich their lives and introduce lifelong opportunities.” 


Fleet Advantage recognizes the importance of supporting organizations that play a vital role in the well-being of local communities.  


“We are so grateful for this generous donation and our relationship with Fleet Advantage,” said Dennis Haas, President and CEO at Arc Broward. It has been a challenging year to say the least, and support from community partners like Fleet Advantage reminds us that we really are all in this together.” 


Arc Broward’s programs play a significant role in helping to provide opportunities to the over 1,200 children and adults. Through donations and community programs, the service helps change perspectives and enrich lives of thousands of people and families in the South Florida community.  


About Arc Broward 

Since 1956, Arc Broward has worked hand-in-hand with our community, changing how people with developmental disabilities and life challenges are embraced and included. This critical work ensures that people with disabilities, not only live, learn, work, and play in their communities, but more importantly, thrive. Arc Broward operates at 9 locations and provides 21 programs throughout Broward County, FL. Arc Broward’s two social enterprises — Arc Educates, and Arc Culinary  — are groundbreaking efforts to transform the community by providing opportunities for people with disabilities and other life challenges to realize their full potential. For more information visit 


About Kids Around the Corner 

Kids Around the Corner was founded in 2014 by Fleet Advantage to support the needs of the communities where their employees and clients live and work. Fleet Advantage has committed to donating a percentage of its profits to children’s charities each year on behalf of their customers. 


About Fleet Advantage 

Fleet Advantage has over $1 Billion of assets under its Life Cycle Cost Management (LCCM) program and serves America’s top corporate fleets. Fleet Advantage guarantees the absolute lowest cost of operation by providing truck and trailer financing with matching proprietary data driven IT processes and fleet analytics, using the latest equipment technology to achieve optimum vehicle productivity and maximum safety. Fleet Advantage is ranked as one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the state of Florida and the fastest growing independent truck lessor in the U.S.  In 2018, Fleet Advantage was ranked the 9th Top Private Independent from Monitor Daily; and in 2015 and 2013, the company was named to Inc. magazines’ 500|5000 list of fastest growing companies in the nation.  In 2011, CEO John Flynn received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2011 Florida – Emerging Category award. 

Hobart Airport in Tasmania Chooses ZipBy

February 22, 2021


Hobart Airport in Tasmania Chooses ZipBy



ZipBy continues to grow its market share with Hobart Airport implementing ZipBy to deliver a seamless parking experience for its internal and contracted staff. This is the second car park in Tasmania to introduce the industry leading technology ZipBy, following Devonport Council introducing it in November 2020. It is great to see an airport be an early embracer of advanced technology aimed towards improving the end-user experience.

ZipBy makes parking more accessible, convenient and seamless by creating a completely touchless experience, as the technology does all the heavy lifting. Allowing drivers to enter and exit without having to wind down their window or search for their pass code.

Users have already provided an overwhelmingly positive response on the user friendly and COVID safe convenience of the ZipBy solution that does not require drivers to open their car windows at any time, in any weather.

If you are interested in finding out more about this project, or how ZipBy can benefit your facility, please get in contact with us; We would be happy to speak further with you.


In other ZipBy news, we are pleased to announce additional sites to be completed soon:


Georges River Council:

Woniora, 1D Green Bank St, Hurstville NSW 2220

The Avenue, 9 The Avenue, Hurstville NSW 2220

Kogarah Town Square, 1/9 Railway Parade, Kogarah NSW 2217


Rydges Esplanade Hotel:

209-217 Abbot St, Cairns QLD 4870



Access Culver City, 8770 Washington Blvd. Los Angeles, CA.

Harvard University – 52 Oxford St. Boston, MA.

Harvard University – Soldiers Field Park, Boston, MA.



Brooks Ellis

President – Americas
Phone: +1 323 238 3876
Mobile: +1 321 231 0728

Heather Matthews

Business Development Manager
Phone: +1 323 238 3876
Mobile: +1 617 510 6472

Derek Grioli

General Manager – Sales
Phone: +61 2 9892 9999
Mobile: +61 488 117 720

Simon Stanton

Head of Sales
Phone: +61 2 9892 9999
Mobile: +61 408 254 053

ZipBy Frictionless Parking YouTube channel:

Amano Europe and Nedap are Joining Forces to Optimize Vehicle Throughput at Gates

February 22, 2021



Amano Europe and Nedap are Joining Forces to Optimize Vehicle Throughput at Gates




Together with platform partner Amano Europe, Nedap Identification Systems helps organizations by optimizing their vehicle throughput. The integration between Nedap’s ANPR Lumo camera and Amano’s Parking Management System results in a fast passage, helping to avoid any queues at the entry and exit lanes.

Recently, Amano Europe installed Xparc in the Belgian hospital, Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg (ZOL) campus Sint-Jan, in Genk and joined forces with Nedap Identification Systems to optimize the vehicle throughput. Belgian number plates are known for being difficult to read, due to the white background with red characters. However, this is not a challenge for Nedap’s ANPR Lumo camera because of its high-read accuracy. The integration between the parking management system with Nedap’s ANPR cameras results in a fast passage.

It is also the perfect combination for situations where vehicles need to be granted access temporarily or incidentally, to handle reservations, or to install ticketless Amano-APP based parking solutions.

Amano has chosen the Nedap ANPR camera because the ANPR Lumo is a high-end Automatic Number Plate Recognition camera. Deep learning algorithms enable a high accuracy in both regions with common license plate formats and non-standardized license plate formats. Furthermore, the camera’s performance remains optimal under difficult (sun)lighting conditions. With this, Nedap takes on a market leader role that fits in with the well-thought-out parking solutions that Amano offers.

“Nedap Identification Systems is happy to be part of the Amano ecosystem by providing LPR and identification hardware on par with the Xparc quality and performance.” – Wouter Van Steenkiste, Business Development Manager at Nedap Identification Systems.

“Amano offers solutions that embrace the latest standards in parking. Ticketless systems, reservation APPs, etc., have turned the license plate into a key identifier of the car. Using an accurate ANPR camera like Nedap’s Lumo is by consequence imperative.” – Roger Hulsbosch, Project Manager at Amano Europe.


About Nedap Identification Systems:

Nedap is the leading specialist in systems for long-range identification, wireless vehicle detection, and city access control. Identifying people and their vehicles without delaying them. That is how we empower security, parking, and traffic management systems all over the world. Millions of professionals trust Nedap technology to support them. To access buildings. To drive into secured perimeters. or to find a parking bay. Combining cutting-edge technology with decades of experience. That is how we secure the flow of vehicles and people.

High-tech company Nedap N.V. creates high-quality, innovative hardware and software products that enable people to be more productive and successful in their professional lives. Nedap N.V. has a workforce of over 700 employees and operates on a global scale. The company was founded in 1929 and has been listed on Euronext Amsterdam since 1947. Its headquarters is located in Groenlo, the Netherlands.


Amano Europe:

The originally Japanese company Amano Corporation focuses, among other things, on parking solutions. In 1967 Amano introduced the first parking machine and nowadays they are known as a global player in highly adaptive parking management systems. Amano Europe is a company of the Amano Group with a European headquarters in Genk (Belgium). With Xparc they offer parking solutions in over 40 countries.

gtechna Celebrates Big Wins Across North America

February 19, 2021

gtechna Celebrates Big Wins Across North America




Online Services and Permit Management fueling success of newly established parking enforcement efforts




BUFFALO, N.Y. — gtechna, a developer of smart parking and curbside enforcement software including ticket issuance, handheld, vehicle and fixed license plate recognition, virtual parking permits and integration with pay by plate systems, announces today the recent success of rollouts across several North American cities.

While 2020 may have been a challenging year for many, it’s generated significant technological advancements and success for gtechna, one of North America’s most experienced and trusted parking enforcement authorities, and their partners.

Since July, gtechna has teamed up with the University of Wisconsin Green Bay as well as the towns of South Bruce and Hamilton, Ontario and Cultus Lake, British Columbia, to drastically improve their parking enforcement with new, highly-efficient, and convenient parking tech—with the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority and Pittsburgh Parking Authority pending rollouts over the next few months.

Most notably, gtechna has helped integrate and establish helpful, intuitive, and decisive Online Service and Permit Management portals, drastically reducing costs and workload while also increasing the overall safety and efficiency of many previously manual processes for both municipal workers and constituents alike.

gtechna continues to grow organically by putting its customers first, innovating to meet today’s needs while foreseeing tomorrow’s new challenges.  To learn more about how gtechna supports cities’ enforcement visions, visit the company website.

About gtechna

gtechna provides real-time off-street parking and curbside enforcement software as well as permit management to assist governments, private operators, transportation agencies and universities with its mobility goals. Known for providing future technology today, gtechna is now used to service more than 25 million tickets per year while increasing compliance and overall operational efficiency. Twenty years of successful collaborations with leading agencies in Washington, D.C.,Greater Boston Transit, Toronto,  Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, Seattle and Vancouver have seen the firm’s growth into international markets including Australia, Sri Lanka and Malaysia. gtechna enforcement applications are among the industry’s best because the company continually invests in refining and developing its products to deliver solutions that empower its customers. Continued high-demand for gtechna technology in world-class cities has positioned the firm as the trusted source for reliable parking and mobility enforcement solutions. gtechna is a division of Harris Computer.
For information, interviews and images, please contact:

Tim Taylor, Marketing Manager
866.483.2462 ext 5235

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