DENISON PARKING ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF EZ PARK OF INDIANAPOLIS

January 07, 2020

 

 

 

 

DENISON PARKING ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF EZ PARK OF INDIANAPOLIS

 

 

Denison Parking is now the operator of EZ Park of Indianapolis facilities

 

 

 

(Indianapolis, IN, January 6, 2020) Denison Parking, an Indianapolis-based parking operator, has announced the acquisition of all EZ Park’s operations effective January 1, 2020. EZ Park of Indianapolis was the second largest parking operator in central Indiana.

“We are pleased to welcome Barry Widduck and his entire team to Denison. The EZ Park Team have been great competitors and we look forward to a great future with them.” says Jeff Line, President of Denison Parking.

This acquisition adds 12 properties and 5,000 parking spaces to the over 60 properties in Denison’s existing central Indiana portfolio of on-street, off-street, valet, event, and consulting services. Denison Parking is the market leader for parking operations in central Indiana; maintaining over 42,000 parking spaces in Indianapolis and supporting many of central Indiana’s largest employers, biggest events, and new construction projects.

Denison Parking is one of the nation’s most experienced parking operators with over 80 years of experience. Denison is in a growth spurt – growing 25% year over year.  Denison operates 71,000 parking spaces in 10 states. Denison’s combined ownership of parking facilities as well as breadth of experience translates into a strong understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities clients face in navigating the rapid changes impacting the parking industry.

However, experience does not equate to “parking as usual.” Denison is deeply focused on creating value for clients by exploring new ways to engage customers and partners while providing industry-leading transparency and accountability.

In addition, the long-standing family ownership creates a culture where everyone, from the employees, to customers and clients are treated like family.

That is the Denison difference. Experienced. Innovative. Personal.

 

CES Reveal: Mobility Hub Operating System from FlashParking is the Key for Smart Cities to Transition Parking Assets into Mobility Hubs

January 07, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

CES Reveal: Mobility Hub Operating System from FlashParking is the Key for Smart Cities to Transition Parking Assets into Mobility Hubs

 

 

 

Single Platform for Real Estate Owners and Operators to Manage Mobility Hubs that
Deliver Parking Plus Mobility Services on Display Demoing at CES

 

 

 

January 7, 2020 (Las Vegas, NV) – At CES 2020, FlashParking, the leader in parking technology, will unveil their Mobility Hub Operating System: a platform powering the evolution of isolated parking assets into connected mobility hubs that are more efficient, intelligent, and adaptable than garages and surface lots of the past. From January 7th – 9th, FlashParking will demo how their operating system offers asset owners and operators a single management platform for maximizing parking asset value, diversifying revenue, and integrating into smarter cities.

The explosion of electric vehicles, ride-sharing services, and scooters coupled with the current trends of urbanization, e-commerce, electrification, and autonomy requires a significant infrastructure evolution to meet the growing demands of the mobility ecosystem of today and tomorrow. To face this problem head-on, FlashParking is elevating the role of parking assets in smart city environments by empowering to become modern hubs, where parking, mobility, logistics, and transportation intersect. With FlashParking’s Mobility Hub Operating System, built on Microsoft Azure, asset owners and operators can manage the threshold of these new connected mobility hubs through a cloud-based platform that delivers enhanced parking, unrivaled business intelligence, and mobility ecosystem extensibility.

“Trends in mobility are moving so fast that if each stakeholder tries to optimize the system for only their best interest, we risk grid-locking our city streets into one giant parking lot,” said Neil Golson, EVP of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships. “FlashParking’s vision to transform parking assets into mobility hubs that act as congestion capacitors, as multi-modal logistics hubs, and as a marketplace for busy consumers and their autonomous, electric vehicles is a simple and somewhat obvious solution to cleaning up the littered landscape and unlocking the smart city. Our EV charging demo with mobility partner EVgo at CES is just a sample of what’s possible with the power of our operating system that is helping build more efficient cities with parking infrastructure at the center.”

“As we work with local leaders to bring smart cities to life, integrating new and evolving forms of mobility in a sustainable way is a challenge, and we’re excited to collaborate with FlashParking to deliver enhanced parking and mobility services,” said Cameron Carr, Director, IoT Strategy, Scale Solutions and Smart City, Microsoft. “FlashParking’s Azure-based cloud platform delivers an extensible foundation of parking technology, robust business intelligence to inform strategy and the open-API architecture to connect with other smart city infrastructure.”

A mobility hub starts with the physical asset: parking garages and lots that have been a part of the city landscape for the last century. For the large part of that century, those parking assets remained isolated and stagnant while innovation in mobility surged – until now. FlashParking’s Mobility Hub Operating System is the foundation for these assets to become more than just parking; mobility hubs are configured to offer a strategic set of services based upon platform insight and intelligence. FlashParking’s technology platform is comprised of:

  • Mobile-first, Cloud-based Platform – Dynamic, future-ready system that delivers anytime, anywhere access and visibility across a portfolio for easier management, while a mobile-first approach creates a more modern, enhanced customer experience.
  • Real-time Visibility and Intelligence – Instantaneous insight and intelligence across every asset, from a single-site to an enterprise-level portfolio.
  • Frictionless Access – Effortless entry and exit for a world-class customer experience that keeps guests coming back.
  • Evergreen System – Over-the-air software updates deliver complete extensibility without any downtime and ensure you’re running the latest and best version of the platform.
  • Extensible Ecosystem of Partners – Open-API architecture enables assets to integrate with an ecosystem of partners that offer staging for TNCs, charging for electric vehicles, cleaning and servicing, drone launching and landing, and points for delivering.

For more info on FlashParking’s mobility hub integrating with off-street EV charging partner EVgo, contact sales@flashparking.com or, to learn more about FlashParking’s mobility hub operating system, visit www.flashparking.com.

 

 

About FlashParking

FlashParking is a leading parking technology company that addresses some of the most complex transportation problems facing urban societies. Founded in 2011 with a simple mission to perfect the parking experiences, FlashParking has grown to serve thousands of operations, enterprise portfolios, and smart cities nationwide. Today, the company is enabling traditional parking assets to evolve into next-generation mobility hubs by implementing future-ready hardware and software infrastructure, a powerful business intelligence engine, and a robust partner ecosystem. FlashParking is the best parking solution for today and the only mobility solution for tomorrow. Visit us at flashparking.com to learn more. 

BOOKING BEYOND THE WEB – PARKVIA ANNOUNCES 2020 VOICE BOOKING PLANS  

January 06, 2020

 

 

 

BOOKING BEYOND THE WEB – PARKVIA ANNOUNCES 2020 VOICE BOOKING PLANS  

 

 

On the back of its strongest peak period ever, Europe’s favourite airport parking retailer, ParkVia, has announced ambitious plans to evolve its successful e-commerce platform for 2020.  

 

As consumers become more sophisticated with the online shopping experience and demand more from the buying process, creating an additional booking stream was the next logical step in ParkVia’s growth strategy.  

 

Adopting the competitive advantage within airport parking, ParkVia has committed to employing voice booking technology for its users in 2020, enabling it to move further towardspresenting themost preferable parking option, first time for each and every customer.  

 

A recent study* found 4 in 10 smart speaker users will regularly make purchases via voice by 2021, as search moves firmly from a place of answers to a state of action.  

 

ParkVia’s Head of Marketing, Ben Fox, said: “Over the past 12 months we have implemented learnings from what consumers across our varying markets expect from us next and have been busy behind the scenes working to bring that to the fore throughout the booking journey. The next logical step for us as a brand is booking beyond the web. 

“Until now, voice intheretail domain has been inhibited by an ability to explore; however, advancements in technology and demand from consumers are spurring development in voice adoption and we’re extremely excited about pioneering within the airport parking arena.”  

 

Working collaboratively with its in-house development and analytical teams, ParkVia’s extensive customer dataset has supported the next phase of its digital transformation by integrating NLP (natural language processing) with VUI (voice user interface) to create a new, workable booking solution.  

 

Still in the development stage, customers eager to trial this innovative technology will be able to book their parking across multiple locations worldwide via their Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant later in 2020.  

To find out more about ParkVia, please visit www.parkvia.com 

 

*Reference: https://www.emarketer.com/content/smart-speaker-shopping-gains-traction  

 

AboutParkVia 

 

As Europe’sfavouriteairport parkingretailer,ParkViais dedicated to connecting the world’s drivers with parking spaces in 43 countries. Its online retail platform allows consumers to book parking as part of their journey, working with both car park operators and travel industry market leaders to ensure that parking is visible at the right time. 

 

Encouraging its philosophy of ‘Choose parking’, ParkVia believespre-booking is the key elementin the travel process, allowing customers toplan in advance and giving them freedom of choice to select the parkingproduct thatsuitstheir specific journey type.   

 

Founded in 2008,ParkViahasgrown in popularityand reputation over the last 12years, particularly within thewiderairport parking sector. As an established partnerfor many of the world’s leadinginternationalairports,ParkViais able tomaximise visibilityfor official car parks and ancillary productsbycoveringmore points of entrywith its targeted marketing expertise.   

 

Todaythe services of over 2,500parking providersarepromotedtoParkVia’s3.8m registered users, as well as a large network of partner websites, that includes airlines, travel partners, online travel agents and in-car navigation technologymakingit an attractive and lucrative proposition for partnerslooking to collaborate for white label and in-path projects.   

 

ParkVia. Choose parking. 

https://www.parkvia.com   

 

Winner of Queen’s Award for International Trade 

Awarded toParkCloud2019 

LAX: FIRST FOUNDATION POUR FOR PEOPLE MOVER TRAIN MAINTENANCE FACILITY MOVES CONSTRUCTION FORWARD

January 03, 2020

FIRST FOUNDATION POUR FOR PEOPLE MOVER TRAIN MAINTENANCE FACILITY MOVES CONSTRUCTION FORWARD

The 83,000-square-foot facility will be the control center for the LAX Automated People Mover train system

Construction workers piped in the first concrete for the foundation of the Automated People Mover
Maintenance and Storage Facility.

(Los Angeles) Today, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) announced another significant milestone in the construction of Los Angeles International Airport’s (LAX) Automated People Mover (APM) with the start of foundation work on the Maintenance and Storage Facility (MSF), which will serve as the hub for operations and maintenance of the APM trains and system.

“When the first passengers board the Automated People Mover in 2023, they will find that the LAX guest experience has been transformed,” said Bernardo Gogna, LAWA Chief Development Officer. “At the Maintenance and Storage Facility, the APM system’s operators will work around the clock to ensure time-certain service to and from the Central Terminal Area for Angelenos and the city’s visitors alike.”

Sitting on a nine-acre site, the 83,000-square-foot MSF will feature several maintenance bays for the APM trains. It will also house the control center responsible for directing the fully automated trains according to routing sequences engineered for optimum performance, all while under 24-hour surveillance. In the first ever automated people mover application for a technology used primarily for heavy rail, an Automated Vehicle Inspection System (AVIS) will be used to perform visual inspections of the trains’ undercarriages using cameras and thermal and laser sensors. The site will also feature a train wash and test tracks.

The developer on the project, LAX Integrated Express Solutions (LINXS), began demolition at the site in May 2019 followed by rough grading and utility work. As utility work is completed, the concrete for the maintenance bays and elevator shafts will be placed first, several feet below grade followed by the concrete for the facility floor. A total of 535,000 pounds of rebar will be used to reinforce the MSF foundation, which will be comprised of a total of 4,600 cubic yards of concrete. After foundation work is complete, steel erection will begin, with more than 1.5 million pounds of steel being used in its construction. The MSF will be complete in 2021 in anticipation of the first APM train deliveries.

Concrete being piped into the Maintenance and Storage Facility foundation.

In keeping with the sustainability goals for the project, LINXS is seeking Envision Certification for the system as a whole. The MSF will be built to LEED Gold standards and will incorporate several sustainable design elements, including a solar photovoltaic generation system capable of generating up to one megawatt of energy, which equates to the energy capable of powering 190 homes at any given time. The onsite train wash will use recycled water.

“Our team has been hard at work to bring an Automated People Mover to LAX that is befitting of a world-class airport, and sustainability is integral to that commitment,” said Sharon Gookin, Project Director at LINXS. “Starting with concept and carrying through design and construction, the project has incorporated innovative and forward-thinking solutions that address some of the area’s most pressing issues, including the urgent need to remain mindful of the long-term environmental impact of our built environment.”

The APM, a 2.25 mile elevated electric train system that will transport travelers in and out of the LAX Central Terminal Area (CTA), is the centerpiece of LAWA’s Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP). The APM will feature six stations: three stations inside the CTA, which connect to the terminals via elevated pedestrian walkways, and three stations outside the CTA, which will connect to new off-site parking facilities, regional light rail transportation and a Consolidated Rent-A-Car Facility (ConRAC). Scheduled to open for passenger service in 2023, the APM is expected to relieve congestion within the CTA and in turn the surrounding thoroughfares, thereby reducing emissions and vehicle miles traveled.

For more information about the APM project, including fact sheets, renderings and construction impact notices, and to subscribe to receive email updates, visit. FlyLAX.com/ConnectingLAX.

An aerial view rendering of the Maintenance and Storage Facility, which will be located between
96th Street and Arbor Vitae Street.

About Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
About Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) LAX, the fourth-busiest airport in the world and second busiest in the United States, was named a top-10 U.S. airport by SKYTRAX. LAX served more than 87.5 million passengers in 2018 and offers an average of 700 daily nonstop flights to 109 cities in the U.S. and 1,281 weekly nonstop flights to 93 markets in 47 countries on 69 commercial airlines. LAX ranks 10th in the world in air cargo tonnage processed, with more than 2.4 million tons of air cargo. LAX handled 707,883 operations (landings and takeoffs) in 2018.

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

LAX was honored as having the “Best Overall Customer Service Program” by Airports Council International-North America; named the “Best Airport for Breastfeeding Moms” by Mamava; selected for the Top 10 “Best of the U.S.’s Big Airports” (Wall Street Journal) and “Most Pet-Friendly Airports in the U.S. (Mental Floss); named the second-most improved airport in the U.S. by JD Power; received an “Innovation Award” from the L.A. Better Business Challenge for its Central Utility Plant; and named a “Business Leader in Air Quality” by the South Coast Air Quality Management District.

LAX is also the second-most popular airport in the world to appear on Instagram, according to wego.com. LAX is part of a system of two Southern California airports – along with Van Nuys general aviation – that are owned and operated by Los Angeles World Airports, a proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles that receives no funding from the City’s general fund.

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

 

City of Manchester, N.H. launches Passport Parking

January 03, 2020

City of Manchester, N.H. launches Passport Parking

Drivers now have an easy, digital option for parking payments

 

Manchester, N.H. (Dec. 23, 2019) — Today, the City of Manchester, N.H. announces the launch of Passport Parking, a convenient app for digital parking payments. The app can be used to pay for parking for more than 3,000 spaces throughout the city.

 

With Passport Parking, drivers can create an account, input payment information and start a parking session right on their smartphones. In addition to starting a parking sessions, users can:

  • Receive notifications when their parking sessions are ending

  • Extend their parking sessions remotely without returning to their cars

  • Access parking history and receipts

 

“I’m thrilled we are putting this app into action to make parking as simple as possible for residents and visitors,” said Mayor Joyce Craig. “With the implementation of Passport Parking, our community is continuing to develop a smarter city infrastructure and make city services more accessible.”

 

“Our goal is to provide a positive parking experience for residents and visitors in Manchester,” said Denise Boutilier, City of Manchester parking manager. “The Passport Parking app improves the parking experience by giving drivers a convenient and easy payment option.”

 

Passport works with nearly 1,000 clients to power their parking operations. Many cities in the Northeast partner with Passport including Boston, Portland, Maine, and Albany, N.Y.

 

“In today’s world, you can pay for almost anything on your smartphone, from a concert ticket to a sandwich to a ride home, and we want paying to park to be just as simple,” said Mollie Bolin, sales executive at Passport. “We’re excited to introduce the City of Manchester to Passport Parking so drivers can park, pay and be on their way.”

About Passport

Passport is transforming mobility management for cities, empowering them to create more livable and equitable communities. Passport’s mobility platform enables clients to digitally coordinate all modes of transportation and implement real-time, data-centric management of their curbside and streetspace through its enterprise software. Trusted by nearly 1,000 cities, universities and agencies, including Chicago, Toronto, London, Los Angeles, and Miami, Passport is one of the fastest growing companies on the Inc. 500 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 lists. Passport is backed by Bain Capital Ventures, Grotech Ventures, MK Capital, and Relevance Capital. For more information, visit passportinc.com.

Public Transit Operators Across the Globe Select Conduent to Advance Fare Collection Systems

December 19, 2019

 

 

 

Public Transit Operators Across the Globe Select Conduent to Advance Fare Collection Systems

 

 

Upgraded fare collection systems to touch the lives of up to approximately 2 million passengers every day

 

 

FLORHAM PARK, N.J.  — Conduent Incorporated (NYSE:CNDT) today announced that it has been selected by multiple public transportation providers around the world to upgrade their fare collection systems, touching the lives of up to approximately 2 million passengers every day.

 

Europe

Brescia Mobilità in the city of Brescia, Italy, has finalized a contract to upgrade its fare collection with Conduent’s ATLAS® system on its 200 buses and light metro subway. Each day, the Brescia urban public transport system is used by approximately 46,000 metro users and 100,000 bus users.

 

APAM in the city of Mantua, Italy, has finalized a contract for a new ticketing system on 260 of its buses based on Conduent’s ATLAS platform. Mantua’s bus network serves approximately 25,000 passengers each day.

 

Both of these technologically advanced solutions are part of a comprehensive transportation ticketing system that Conduent is delivering in the Lombardy region of Northern Italy that will enable seamless travel across the region.

 

Swedish public transport operator S kånetrafiken has finalized an agreement with Conduent to supply 225 ticket machines. The machines will enable Skånetrafiken to offer its bus and rail passengers an easy and modern way to pay for their travel while enhancing the end-user experience. In total, the company will supply 265 Conduent Expert 6000 ticket machines, of which Skånetrafiken will have 225. The rest of the ticket machines will be used by two other operators, Blekingetrafiken and Östgötatrafiken, which were also part of the procurement.

 

Conduent has also completed the installation of three-dimensional (3-D) Detection Gates for SNCF Transilien at the Paris Saint-Lazare railway station, one of the busiest in Europe, with approximately 1,600 trains and 450,000 passengers a day. In total, 140 validation doors distributed over eight access points have been set up.

 

“Until recently, Paris Saint-Lazare was the last major railway station in the French capital not to have access control gates. Now, thanks to Conduent, the station has the very latest devices,” said Alain Krakovitch, General Manager, SNCF Transilien. “Conduent was able to design new, innovative gates to perfectly meet our needs. The 3-D Detection Gates provide quick and easy access for valid passengers — up to 40 people can pass through each gate every minute — and, at the same time, detect and reduce fraudulent fare dodgers.”

 

In a 10-year program, up to 3,000 Conduent gates, designed, developed and manufactured in France, could be installed across the SNCF Transilien network.

 

Israel

In Israel, Conduent, in partnership with Symcotech, supplied 5,500 Conduent VPE 430 smart-card ticket validators on the E gged bus network. These new validators will enable Egged to expand the range of payment methods it offers to its customers, including cEMV (contactless Europay, MasterCard and Visa) bank cards and QR codes.

 

Mexico

In the city of Hermosillo, State of Sonora, Mexico, Conduent was awarded a contract by city authorities and a bus operator consortium to implement its fare collection system. The new system, which has recently gone live, will significantly improve the quality of mobility provided to citizens including the elimination of payment by cash with a modern “tap-and-go” contactless card payment system. Conduent installed its VPE 420 ticket validators and implemented a reload network so that users can reload their payment cards. The company also implemented an Automatic Vehicle Location system so that users can verify the exact location of the bus prior to its arrival at the bus stop through the UNE app, now available for download on iOS and Android.

 

“These recently won contracts underscore the shift in the transportation industry to advance urban mobility by embracing next-generation technology,” said Mark Brewer, President, Global Public Sector Solutions, Conduent. “Operators are responding to customers’ demands for seamless journeys and a wider range of payment methods. Our technology and expertise are helping operators meet these demands.”

 

Conduent is a leading provider of automated and analytics-based transportation solutions for government agencies. These solutions, spanning roadway charging and management, parking and curbside management, and advanced transit and public safety systems, enable streamlined and personalized services for citizens and travelers who use them. The company has been helping transportation clients for more than 50 years and operates in 27 countries.

 

About Conduent

Conduent delivers mission-critical services and solutions on behalf of businesses and governments – creating exceptional outcomes for its clients and the millions of people who count on them. Through people, process and technology, Conduent solutions and services automate workflows, improve efficiencies, reduce costs and enable revenue growth. It’s why most Fortune 100 companies and over 500 government entities depend on Conduent every day to manage their essential interactions and move their operations forward.

 

Conduent’s differentiated services and solutions improve experiences for millions of people every day, including two-thirds of all insured patients in the U.S., 11 million employees who use its H R Services, and nearly nine million people who travel through  toll systems  daily. Conduent’s solutions deliver exceptional outcomes for its clients including $16 billion in medical bill savings, up to 40% efficiency increase in HR operations, and up to 40% improvement in processing costs, while driving higher end-user satisfaction. Learn more at   www.conduent.com.

 

Flowbird’s Peter MacDonald Elected to Southwest Parking & Transportation Association Board (SWPTA)

December 19, 2019

 

 

 

Flowbird’s Peter MacDonald Elected to Southwest Parking & Transportation Association Board (SWPTA)

 

 

 

Moorestown, NJ —  Flowbird’s Director of Project Management and Solution Delivery, Peter MacDonald, has been elected onto the Board of Directors for the Southwest Parking & Transportation Association (SWPTA) Board. Peter will serve for a two year term where he will join 12 other Board Directors, including the President and Past President.

 

 

Peter, a Seattle native who now resides in Dallas, TX, offers more than 10 years in the parking and mobility industry, working in parking operations, citations processing, parking and transit technology and mobility strategy development.  In his experience, he has enjoyed working with municipalities, universities and the private sector.  Currently at Flowbird, he enjoys helping parking and transit clients design and implement solutions across the country.

 

“Congratulations to Peter,” says Julie Dixon, President of SWPTA and Founder of Dixon Resources Unlimited, “We are excited to have him join the SWPTA Board and continue the growth of SWPTA within the parking and transportation industry.”

 

The SouthWest Parking & Transportation Association provides a platform for growth and development for professionals in the parking and transportation industry. The association strives to make learning about the industry a fun and unique experience by hosting high-profile networking opportunities, annual social events, friendly competitions and interactive presentations.

 

“We are proud to have a member of our team be a part of such an elite association as SWPTA,” says Andreas Jansson, VP of Sales, Flowbird, “This further demonstrates the quality and commitment of our leaders to the industry.”

 

Peter was nominated for the board and voted into position by the association’s membership in December of 2019. His term will expire in December of 2021.

MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER LEADS SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVE WITH 30 BLINK IQ 200 CHARGING STATIONS 

December 17, 2019

 

 

 

 

MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER LEADS SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVE WITH 30 BLINK IQ 200 CHARGING STATIONS 

 

 

 

New Charging Stations Offer Visitors the 

Fastest Level 2 Charging Available 

 

 

MIAMI, December 5, 2019 – Leading provider of electric vehicle charging stations, Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK, BLNKW), announced the installation of 30 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in the newly renovated Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC). The City of Miami Beach deployed the fastest available, Level 2 charging stations in the MBCC as a part of their sustainability initiatives which include an expansion of their EV station network together with Blink. 

The transportation sector accounted for almost 20% of Miami Beach’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2017. One of the city’s strategies to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions within the transportation sector is to promote the use of electric vehicles. Electric vehicle usage assists in helping the city’s efforts to mitigate climate change through reducing GHG emissions, while simultaneously reducing pollution and improving public health. According to the International Energy Agency, the number of EVs on the road will surpass 125 million by 2030, creating demand and opportunity for the deployment of EV charging stations worldwide. However, building the infrastructure and increasing the number of EV charging stations is crucial to the expected widespread adoption of EVs. 

The Blink EV stations are located in the property’s parking garage, split onto three floors, with seven dual pedestals on the fourth floor, six dual pedestals and two single pedestals on the fifth floor, and two wall-mounted chargers on columns in the loading dock, creating a total of 30 chargers with designated spots for EV drivers. 

 “As electric vehicles grow in popularity, we are thrilled to offer our visitors and residents more charging station options on our urban island,” said Miami Beach City Manager Jimmy L. Morales. “Thank you to Blink Charging Co. for their partnership and dedication to sustainability — we must all work together to reduce our carbon footprint.” 

The Blink IQ 200 chargers are the fastest Level 2 AC charging stations available, producing 80 amps of output, ensuring they are suitable for the advances in battery technology found in new electric vehicles. The charging stations operate on the Blink Network and are capable of charging any battery-electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle, offering EV drivers easy access to faster charging. 

“We are very excited to have our IQ 200 charging stations as part of this newly renovated, stunning architectural center that serves as a staple in our city. The Miami Beach Convention Center is an incredible example of a community that has considered working together to preserve the environment and reduce their carbon footprint. It’s an honor to be a part of Miami Beach’s sustainability efforts,” quoted Blink Founder and CEO, Michael D. Farkas. 

The addition of the charging equipment at the state-of-the-art convention center speaks to the facility’s environmental commitment to reduce the impact of climate change. In alignment with the city’s sustainability initiatives, the MBCC design also includes reducing the building’s energy consumption by 20%. The MBCC has been designed to achieve LEED Silver certification through the installation of condensed flow water fixtures, high efficiency LED lighting, light sensor, sun shading on the exterior, the EV charging stations, and more. 

For more information on this installation or how EV charging stations can assist in LEED certification, please contact pr@blinkcharging.com. 

 

ABOUT BLINK CHARGING 

Blink Charging is a leading owner/operator of EV charging stations in the United States and a growing presence in Europe, Asia, Israel, the Caribbean, and South America. With a long history as a pioneer in the EV industry and a dedicated team with immense knowledge of the industry, Blink continues to be the preferred, trusted partner in EV Charging Station technology. As such, the company is a driving force with more than 150,000 registered EV driver members and more than 15,000 EV Charging Stations deployed. For more information, please visit www.blinkcharging.com. Nasdaq: BLNK 

 

Blink Investor Relations Contact

InvestorRelations@BlinkCharging.com 

PERMALIGHT:  Not Just Products – Services, too!

December 17, 2019

 

 

 

 

PERMALIGHT®:  Not Just Products – Services, too!

 

 

Performing glow-in-the-dark material takeoffs is a time-consuming process that is necessary to generate a comprehensive list of materials and the cost of each line item.  Ordering too much material will result in a loss of profit for your organization.   Ordering insufficient amounts of materials can result in project delays, rush shipping charges and significant overages.

 

 

Avoid these scenarios by allowing American PERMALIGHT® to help you with your photoluminescent egress path marking takeoffs.

 

Reach out to us and let us do your material-needs takeoffs so you can free-up time from your busy schedule. Learn about our takeoff service here: https://www.americanpermalight.com/takeoff-services/

 

 

About American PERMALIGHT® Inc.:

 

American PERMALIGHT® Inc. is a leading manufacturer of photoluminescent safety products, safety bumper guards, and other safety products, incorporated in California in 1988.

PHOENIX MOTORCARS SURPASSES SIGNIFICANT MILESTONE OF 2 MILLION ELECTRIC MILES ON THE ROAD

December 16, 2019

 

 

 

PHOENIX MOTORCARS SURPASSES SIGNIFICANT MILESTONE

OF 2 MILLION ELECTRIC MILES ON THE ROAD

 

 

 

 

Phoenix Motorcars, a leader in developing electric drivetrains for class 4 commercial vehicles including shuttle buses, flat-bed trucks and work trucks, recently announced that it has surpassed 2 million electric miles on the road. The company currently has 74 electric vehicles on the road all over California, Texas and overseas. To date, all Phoenix Motorcars vehicles on the road have saved over 6.6 million pounds of CO2 emissions.

 

 

 

This milestone comes at the heels of a very successful year with a closing of over 80 orders. Phoenix Motorcars electric vehicles not only emit ZERO emissions but also reduce maintenance and operating costs. A single Phoenix Motorcars vehicle reduces atmospheric emissions by 61 tons annually, has 5 times the efficiency of an equivalent gas engine and fuel savings of 82% over gas and 76% over clean natural gas vehicles.

 

Customers range from airports, campuses, utility companies and municipalities to name a few and all have been nothing short of content with Phoenix Motorcars’ electric vehicles. Wally Park, an airport parking service company that currently operates in 14 major U.S. airports has been a customer of Phoenix Motorcars for over 3 years. “Working with Phoenix Motorcars has been a pleasure these past several years. Wally Park is proud to be early adopters of electric airport shuttles.”, said Ed Pomponio, Vice President of Transportation, L & R Group of Companies.“Phoenix’s support in deploying and servicing the largest zero emission airport shuttle fleet has been outstanding. We are proud to have contributed to this exciting milestone, so here’s to 2 million more!”, he continued.

 

With a growing backlog of orders, Phoenix is poised to grow significantly in 2020. “2019 was a successful – record breaking year for us. We are ramping up production, scheduled to grow revenue by over three times and plan to achieve new heights the Phoenix Motorcars way. Exciting things are yet to come!”, said Gillray Cadet, CFO of Phoenix Motorcars.

 

 

Phoenix Motorcars, founded in 2003, is a leader in developing medium and heavy duty electric vehicles for the commercial markets with a primary focus on class 4 vehicles. Phoenix Motorcars strives to provide fleets with clean transportation and renewable energy through advanced technology solutions and remains committed to excellence in electric vehicle innovation. For more information, please visit www.phoenixmotorcars.com

 

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