Flowbird Installs Advanced Self-Service Pay System in Colorado

July 02, 2018

New self-service kiosks will make it more convenient for customers to purchase passes and other products at Colorado state parks

MOORESTOWN, NJ – Installation has begun on a new automated self-service pay system for the Colorado Division of Parks & Wildlife, announced Flowbird Group, the name of recently merged parking and transit leaders, Parkeon and Cale. Flowbird’s Parkeon Strada self-service pay stations are being added at Colorado state parks that will augment or replace the existing system requiring customers to place their cash in envelopes when staff aren’t available to sell park passes.

The Strada machines take credit cards and are more weather-resistant than the envelope system, more convenient for customers who aren’t carrying cash, and require less employee time to collect payment.

“Not a lot of people have exactly seven dollars [for a daily park pass] in their pockets,” said CPW Statewide Business Operations Coordinator Kirk Teklits. “As far as customer service goes, being able to pay by credit card is definitely a desirable service option.

The kiosks can also sell annual state park passes. The machine prints a receipt the customer can bring in to a CPW office to redeem for their annual pass. Teklits reports that 15 stations are currently installed at 9 parks and more will be coming later this summer.

“This helps our state parks become more modernized,” Teklits said. “Most of the kiosks run on solar power, provide multiple sales channels to our customers, and help our staff with money collection and counting. It also helps our law enforcement officers quickly determine who has bought a pass and who hasn’t.”

Teklits said there have already been more than 800 daily passes and 55 annual passes sold through the Strada kiosks since the first ones were installed June 13.

The new kiosks are currently located at these state parks:

Boyd Lake, Castlewood Canyon, Chatfield, Lory, North Sterling, Highline, James M. Robb- Island Acres, Lake Pueblo

The kiosks will be installed at these locations later this summer:

Cherry Creek, Eleven Mile, Golden Gate, Staunton, Steamboat Lake, Cheyenne Mountain, Lathrop

“We are extremely pleased to have been chosen as the preferred system supplier for this exciting project,” said Benoit Reliquet, President of Flowbird North America, “Now that they are able to offer onsite credit card payments at more Parks Sites, we anticipate an increase in compliance and revenue for Colorado State Parks.

Currently, Flowbird’s StradaPAL multi-use kiosk is used today at many different park locations around the US – from New York State Parks to Nevada State Parks to Washington State Parks – and has been deployed most recently for the National Park Service at the National Mall.  Strada offers the flexibility to sell many different products such as admission fees, boat launch fees, and camping fees and it can also display news and event information happening around the parks.

Propark Partners with Uber at T F Green Airport

June 29, 2018

(Hartford, CT) – Propark America announced today that it has partnered with Uber to pick up T.F. Green Airport travelers at the Red Beam Garage C.

“Propark is excited to partner with Uber on a program that brings back convenient and affordable ride sharing services to the many customers who utilize T.F. Green Airport for their traveling needs,” said Sean Lampert, Propark’s regional vice president. “We look forward to providing another avenue of ease and convenience for these travelers at the Red Beam Garage C through this partnership.”

The Red Beam Garage C, which is conveniently located next to T.F. Green Airport, is a short, covered three-minute walk to the terminal via a covered walkway. Travelers will now be able to request their Uber ride upon returning to the airport, and meet their driver at the privately-owned Red Beam Garage C.

“We are partnering with Propark to ensure that Rhode Island residents and visitors can once again get an affordable, reliable ride when leaving the airport,” explained Alix Anfang, Uber’s spokesperson.

Managed with pride by Propark America, the award-winning Red Beam Garage C is owned by New England Parking Company, and is a destination or meeting point for visitors and travelers alike.

For more information about the Red Beam Garage C visit www.redbeamgarage.com.
About Propark America

Propark America is one of the country’s largest privately-owned parking companies, providing full-service parking solutions and mobility services for all business types, in over 75 cities across the United States. For more information, please visit www.propark.com.

About New England Parking Company
New England Parking Company is a private, commercial real estate investment firm focused primarily on parking and retail related assets and based in Providence, Rhode Island.

Park TYB parking app launches – Passport

June 29, 2018

Tybee Island, Ga. (June 29, 2018) — Tybee Island, a city known for its beautiful sandy beaches and its friendly, laid-back residents will now be known for one more distinction: Park TYB. The city launches Park TYB, a mobile parking application customized for Tybee Island. The app allows users to pay for parking through their phones. Park TYB, is powered by Passport, the global leader of mobile payments for parking and transit, serving cities and universities. A special validation code is offered to first-time Park TYB app users that allows users to park up to one hour for free: FREEPARKTYB.

The Park TYB app not only makes paying for parking even more convenient but also allows parkers to monitor and extend their parking sessions remotely, view payment history and receive email receipts.

“We are excited to introduce the Park TYB app, which is tailored to our community,” said Shawn Gillen, City Manager. “We want our Tybee Island residents and visitors to be able to enjoy the city and Park TYB helps us offer another convenient way for drivers to pay and manage their parking throughout the day.”

The Park TYB app is available in the North End, near the Tybee Lighthouse; Mid-Island, close to City Hall; and in the South End, a short distance from the Tybee Beach Pier and Pavilion. It can be used in almost 2,300 spaces in the business district and near the beaches. Signage will be available throughout all Park TYB areas.

“Whether you are enjoying the city or at the beach you can use Park TYB no matter what your day looks like,” said Kelsey Owens, Passport regional sales director. “If you need to extend your parking session you can do so from your phone. No need to leave a great spot on the beach to pay for parking.”

Passport is the industry’s leading mobile technology solution specializing in enterprise business applications and payments for the public and private sectors. The company has also successfully launched the Park Savannah app, exclusive to Savannah, Ga.

The Park TYB app is free to download through the App Store or Google Play. Users can also manage their parking at parktyb.ppprk.com.

About Passport
Passport transforms the way cities manage their operations. The fintech company’s mobile-first platform has been adopted by more than 450 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. Consistently recognized as one of the fastest growing companies and Best Places to Work in Charlotte, North Carolina, Passport has an ingrained practice of putting People First —– a guiding principle in its Culture.

 

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 passportinc.com.

 

IPsens BRINGS THE WORLD’S MOST ADVANCED PARKING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM TO SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

June 28, 2018

IPsens BRINGS THE WORLD’S MOST ADVANCED PARKING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM TO SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

 

 

 

 

San Diego, CA (June 27, 2018)—IPsens today announced that it has installed the world’s most advanced cloud-based parking management suite at the new Terminal 2 Garage at San Diego International Airport. The open IP system manages 1,170 surface mounted parking guidance sensors that constantly monitor occupancy and guide travelers directly to available rooftop parking spaces. The sensors are integrated with the general parking management system through a cloud based software interface, developed by IPsens, which manages the garage’s rooftop sensors and parking guidance systems.

 

 

 

The garage’s open IP system is what sets the San Diego International Airport parking technology suite apart. Typically, parking management technology only runs with proprietary software installed by the technology provider. As a result, the technology can only operate within the constraints designed into the software. San Diego International Airport’s open IP software package will allow the airport and its technology staff and consultants to work together to constantly improve the software and the technology it’s managing, permitting the software to adapt to the airport’s evolving parking management needs.

 

“Open IP is the future of parking software,” said Gorm Tuxen, president of IPsens. “The beauty of the open IP approach—beyond improving the operations of a single piece of equipment or technology suite—is that it encourages sharing among parking organizations and their technology gurus. Airports and other parking owners can explore, experiment, and share the results of those experiments to create innovative new ways to utilize different types of equipment.”

 

 

About IPsens

IPsens is the leading provider of cloud-based parking, data exchange, and information management solutions. In addition to IPsens’ open IP parking management software, the company also offers a variety of commercial and enterprise software solutions, including commercial parking traffic analysis, corporate campus parking management, university parking management, municipal parking management airport parking management, and truck parking management software. IPsens can be found online at www.ipsens.net.

CHAUNTRY BRINGS WORLD’S LEADING PARKING RESERVATIONS TECHNOLOGY TO SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

June 28, 2018

 

 

CHAUNTRY BRINGS WORLD’S LEADING PARKING RESERVATIONS TECHNOLOGY TO SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

 

 

 

San Diego, CA (June 28, 2018)—Parking just become easier and more convenient at San Diego International Airport with the introduction of Chauntry’s pioneering parking reservations platform. The Chauntry reservations platform allows travelers to reserve and pay for parking before traveling to the airport, eliminating the uncertainty that travelers often experience when looking for parking close to their terminals.

 

 

 

“Being able to reserve parking before leaving for the airport is an invaluable amenity for travelers,” said Theresa Hughes, Chief Executive Officer of Chauntry. “Traveling can be stressful enough without having to worry about whether you’ll be able to find a parking space and get into the terminal quickly to make your flight. The Chauntry parking reservations platform eliminates that stress.”

 

San Diego International Airport becomes the first airport in the United States to offer travelers Chauntry’s Parkspace v. 18, the world’s most advanced parking reservations platform. The platform allows travelers to reserve and pay for a space in the parking facility that is closest to their terminal. After pre-booking the traveler is issued a barcode, which can be printed or sent to a smart device for use when entering and exiting the garage. Frequent travelers are also able to create a user account, which includes personal and payment information, to provide a quicker and more convenient pre-booking experience when traveling in the future. The user interface allows quick and seamless integration into the Chauntry platform, and parkers can use it on any device.

 

About Chauntry

Chauntry is the world’s leading provider of parking reservations systems. Founded in 1991, Chauntry pioneered the development of innovative parking reservations solutions, and today the company continues to lead the way with the introduction of valuable new parking reservations products and services. Chauntry can be found online at www.chauntry.com.

ACE PARKING PARTNERS WITH MONARCH BEACH RESORT

June 27, 2018

 

 

 

ACE PARKING PARTNERS WITH MONARCH BEACH RESORT

 

 

 

San Diego, CA – Ace Parking, nationwide parking innovations and solutions provider, has partnered with Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, California.

 

 

 

Monarch Beach Resort is a 400 room, AAA Five Diamond-rated luxury beach resort in Dana Point, California. The resort features private beach club access, sparkling pools, a Miraval Life in Balance Spa, Gold Medal oceanfront golf and eight restaurants including the all new Bourbon Steak Orange County by Michael Mina. Its signature warm beach house hospitality has earned Monarch Beach Resort a #1 position on Trip Advisor for 22 consecutive months.

 

Ace Parking will provide first-class management of the valet parking operation, as well as ambassador and tram services for the hotel. The property’s tram provides transportation for guests and members of the Club at Monarch Beach to and from the resort’s golf course, Club 19, botanical gardens and lawn, and Monarch Bay Club, a private beach for members and guests.

 

Ace will bring innovation and service to the valet parking operation with the implementation of Flash Parking’s handheld valet technology that will enhance the guest arrival and departure experience. Additionally, all frontline team members will be trained in a Forbes-based training program.

 

“Monarch Beach Resort has truly redefined what a luxury hotel is, and it is a true honor to be selected as their partner to provide a level of service their guests expect,” said Keith B. Jones, third-generation owner and managing partner. “Ace’s service approach is centered on training and the use of innovation to create an amazing experience for the hotel guest.

 

Ace Parking currently operates in 31 markets across 11 states and employs over 4,000 team members.

 

Other luxury destination properties managed by Ace Parking in Orange County include the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa, The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel Huntington Beach, Paséa Hotel & Spa, Hyatt Regency Newport Beach and the Irvine Spectrum Center.

 

About Ace Parking

Ace Parking is one of the largest privately-held parking management companies in the country. With nearly 70 years of history, Ace Parking continues to lead the industry, utilizing innovation to provide journey management and mobility solutions for clients to help achieve business objectives. Ace is headquartered in San Diego and manages over 500 locations coast-to-coast, servicing nearly 350,000 customers per day. For questions regarding Ace Parking, please contact Kristin Ludwick, Director of Marketing at kludwick@aceparking.comor 619-233-6624.

San Diego International Airport Unveils INDECT’s World-Class  Parking Guidance System In New Terminal 2 Parking Plaza

June 27, 2018

San Diego International Airport Unveils INDECT’s World-Class Parking Guidance System In New Terminal 2 Parking Plaza.

 

 

 

 

 

San Diego, CA (June 26, 2018)—Parking is easier and more convenient than ever at San Diego International Airport with the installation of an INDECT parking guidance system in the airport’s new Terminal 2 Parking Plaza. The new parking garage utilizes a custom-designed INDECT UPSOLUT parking guidance system to monitor where open parking spaces are available and guide travelers directly to open spots.

 

 

 

The INDECT parking guidance system (PGS) features the installation of sensors over the garage’s parking spaces to monitor whether individual spaces are occupied or available. The status of each space is indicated by highly visible LED lights, with different colors indicating each space’s status and user group: green for available, red for occupied, blue for handicapped parking, and clear for electric vehicle charging stations. The lights are clearly visible to drivers when they enter so they can quickly determine where spaces are available. The system also features a comprehensive signage plan with 189 high-visibility, 7-segment LED parking guidance signs to provide seamless directions from anywhere in the garage.

 

Conveniently located near Terminal 2, the new million square foot parking garage offers 2,900 parking spaces on three levels, including a number of open-air rooftop spaces for travelers wishing to take in the impressive harbor and downtown views. The $128 million parking structure was designed to complement surrounding architecture as well, and it includes numerous public art installations and attractive glass-front elevators.

 

“This is a beautiful parking facility, and it was imperative that the parking guidance system enhance the overall character of the garage,” said Dale Fowler, President of INDECT USA. “We were able to provide a meticulous installation with no exposed conduits to give a clean visual appearance and make it fit seamlessly into the structure’s design.”

 

To enhance the look of the INDECT parking guidance system each sensor casing was custom colored to match the ceiling, and a unique rail and dropper system was developed to ensure that the sensors were mounted discretely. Because the garage is located close to the Pacific Ocean the highest-grade aluminum was used to withstand the coastal environment.

 

“The UPSOLUT is the only parking guidance sensor in the world that is rated IP67. This means it can be totally immersed in water and is impervious to dirt and dust, making it ideally suited to the San Diego climate.” said Fowler.

 

INDECT’s guidance technology has been fully integrated with the garage’s new ticket machines and boom gates. This integration will allow the airport to zone premium parking areas and offer a ‘Find My Car’ system for travelers who forget where they parked.

San Diego International Airport joins a growing list of airports with INDECT’s industry-leading parking guidance technology, including Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Dallas Love Field, Tampa International Airport, and John Wayne Airport.

 

 

About INDECT USA

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 www.indectusa.com

 

 

 

Mobility as a Service Association (MaaS-A) Addresses Needs of Contemporary Travelers

June 27, 2018

Mobility as a Service Association (MaaS-A) Addresses Needs of Contemporary Travelers

 

 

  VIRGINIA (June 26, 2018) – MaaS-A is a new, not-for-profit organization launched to champion integrated mobility services across all modes of transportation that more effectively address the needs of the contemporary traveler.

 

 

The Mobility as a Service Association (MaaS-A) will focus on seamless, multimodal mobility – electronic payment, ticketing, and personal navigation services that help a traveler plan and move from point A to point B. MaaS-A will serve the specific needs of the U.S. market; it will work to enhance transportation and provide greater public access to services through integrated technology.

MaaS-A defines MaaS as: “The seamless, infinitely adaptable delivery of mobility.” This happens together with the associated real-time information and payment services, and across all modes of transportation. MaaS is opaque to the traveler but simple to access and use.

MaaS-A’s co-founders are Jack Opiola and Tim McGuckin. Opiola, an expert among American and international ITS sectors, will serve as Executive Director; and McGuckin, a 25-year transportation industry veteran and U.S. CEO of MaaS provider A-to-Be, will serve as the organization’s first president.

“We are witnessing changes in the mobility sector that are truly seismic,” observes Opiola. “Handheld and wearable smart devices are revolutionizing our ability to plan, navigate, and make journey decisions on the move. Traditional notions of mobility are being challenged.”

MaaS is an emerging world-wide trend.  However, there is also no ‘one-size-fits-all’ model that translates across varying geographic locations. The U.S. mobility environment is unique and has specific needs, and MaaS-A will concentrate on creating the best multimodal solutions to be applied domestically. It will pursue the integration of transportation modes and value-added services, which encompass the car and connected and autonomous vehicles.

Numerous developments already place traditional mobility concepts under severe pressure, and urbanization is outpacing cities’ ability to cope with the demand for mobility. The information and communication technologies exist to support MaaS, but the transportation community need to better integrate these technologies in order to simplify travel for people, improve efficiency for government, and create new private-sector opportunities.

“All three stakeholders — government, industry and travelers — must align,” McGuckin states. “We need to build the right political and legislative environments. We need to create the right frameworks for delivery to help both the public and private sectors achieve their mobility goals.”

MaaS-A offers a forum and a voice for industry, government, and academia to share and contribute knowledge and create best practices. The organization will offer networking, communications, and financial and policy development tools to address the country’s transportation needs and provide Americans with a seamless, integrated mobility experience that reflects how they live their lives today.

To learn more about Mobility as a Service and MaaS-A, visit https://www.maas-a.org/.

 Park’N Fly and ACTA Enter into Corporate Partnership Agreement 

June 25, 2018

 

 

 

Park’N Fly and ACTA Enter into Corporate Partnership Agreement 

 

 

 

Park’N Fly is proud to announce that it has entered into a Corporate Partnership with the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA) naming Park’N Fly as the national airport parking partner of choice. Operating in 7 cities across Canada, Park’N Fly allows agents to offer choice and value when recommending how their clients will get to and from the airport. 

 

 

“Park’N Fly has been a staple within the Canadian travel supplier community for over 40 years. The decision to partner with ACTA was simple as both of our organizations share a common passion for providing efficient travel solutions”, Frank DeCesare, Vice President Sales and Marketing at Park’N Fly. “ACTA is at the forefront the retail travel sector of Canada’s tourism industry, and by joining forces, we look forward to sharing more about Park’N Fly’s service offerings to ACTA’s members.” 

ACTA and their national member base of over 12,000 travel agents will provide Park’N Fly with opportunities to widen their network of travel agents. The partnership will also provide Park’N Fly with the opportunity to engage ACTA members while being recognized as the Bronze level Airport Parking partner of the association. 

“We would like to welcome Park’N Fly as ACTA’s newest Corporate Partner,” said Wendy Paradis, President of the association. “With Park’N Fly’s national presence and positive reputation within the travel agency community, along with their fast and courteous service for travellers to get to and from the airport, we felt it was a perfect fit for Corporate Partnership. Through this Corporate Partnership ACTA will be connecting our members with information and opportunities to learn more and take advantage of Park’N Fly’s services for you and your clients.” 

For more about Park’N Fly and for location information, visit www.parknfly.ca

 

 About Park’N Fly 

Park’N Fly is Canada’s premier off airport parking provider, whose footprint spans the Canadian landscape, from coast-to-coast. Today, operating in 7 markets nationwide, Park’N Fly offers consumers a choice of parking solutions, tailored to meet every traveler’s budget. In addition, Park’N Fly also offers additional value added services such as detailing and oil changes. For more information, visit parknfly.ca. 

 

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