Parking Sense’s reliable system saves time and makes parking easy

November 18, 2019

 

 

 

 

MULTINATIONAL FINANCIAL SERVICES CORPORATION INSTALLED PARKING TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM THAT REDUCED EMPLOYEES’ COMMUTE BY 20 MINUTES

 

 

 

Parking Sense’s reliable system saves time and makes parking easy

 

 

 

 

SAN FRANCISCO (Nov. 18, 2019) – When a multinational financial services corporation with operations in over 40 countries decided to eliminate one of its Phoenix, AZ campuses and move 3,000 employees to its main campus, major congestion due to increased traffic volume during peak parking and exit times was anticipated. Knowing that most of the transplanted employees would be coming from across town to the company’s 90-acre campus, the company sought out ways to make the commute as easy as possible.

 

The company, recognized among the top quarter of Fortune’s 2018 “100 Best Companies to Work For,” and one of the largest employers in the state of Arizona with more than 7,000 employees, selected San Francisco-based Parking Sense to maximize the efficiency of its parking garages. Considerations included how quickly employees would be able to get in and out of the garages, whether the system would be perceived as a perk, total cost, and whether the system would be nimble enough to stay on top of the latest innovations.

 

Since its implementation, use of Parking Sense’s technologically “evergreen” system and convenient mobile app has allowed the company’s employees to:

  • See where parking is available without wasting time circling the garages
  • Save an estimated 20 minutes of total commute time each day over what would have been spent without the system.

 

“In addition to saving their employees time and frustration, the installation of Parking Sense technology has reduced employee turnover and increased productivity,” said Matt Taub, Executive Vice President at Parking Sense. “Company executives also recognized that because the Parking Sense system remains fresh as a result of regular updates, the lifetime cost of its implementation makes it a no-brainer.”

 

Parking Sense’s parking system consumes very little energy, requires no personnel to operate, and always benefits from the latest innovations. Learn more about Parking Sense and its suite of intelligent parking solutions at www.parkingsense.com.

 

 

About Parking Sense

Parking Sense is a technology company disrupting the parking and transportation industries with a cost-effective, comprehensive and easy-to-install suite of intelligent parking solutions. Parking Sense technology reduces both the time it takes drivers to find a parking space and related vehicle emissions by half, while offering businesses real-time data that allows them to better manage, track and charge for on and off-street parking. Offering 99+% accuracy, the company’s best-in-class guidance solutions can be tailored to individual client needs. At its core, the Parking Sense system is a scalable, dynamic, “evergreen” technology solution that allows clients to integrate additional features and technology over time. Learn more at www.parkingsense.com.

 

SYLVIA PARK SHOPPING CENTRE EXPANDS PARTNERSHIP WITH PARKING SENSE

November 18, 2019

 

 

 

SYLVIA PARK SHOPPING CENTRE EXPANDS PARTNERSHIP WITH PARKING SENSE

 

Parking Sense’s guidance technology makes it easy for customers to find parking,

aligns with Centre’s sustainability efforts

 

 

 

AUCKLAND, NZ (Nov. 18, 2019) – Parking Sense, the fastest growing parking technology company in the world, today announced an expanded partnership with Auckland’s Sylvia Park, the largest shopping and mixed-use center in New Zealand. One of Parking Sense’s first customers, Sylvia Park has implemented Parking Sense’s infrared parking guidance technology in all of its parking buildings to date. The company now intends to add the technology to another 3,000 parking spaces as two major sites are constructed in early 2020 to complete the area.

 

Sylvia Park was built in 2005 with sustainability among its eight guiding principles. In addition to efficiently helping people find available parking since the technology was first installed in 2015, Sylvia Park has found use of the Parking Sense guidance technology to reduce circulation time and congestion, and reduce related vehicle emissions.

 

Kiwi Property, operators of Sylvia Park, is one of the biggest property owners in the southern hemisphere. The company’s sustainability efforts, of which deployment of Parking Sense technology is part, have resulted in a reduction in energy consumption by 4,800,000 kWh, enough to supply 598 typical homes for a year. In addition, the company has reduced its carbon footprint by 47%, and continues to be a leader in this space.

 

“We’re pleased to be expanding our partnership with Sylvia Park, and to help them meet their goal of reducing resource consumption and their carbon footprint,” said Jake Bezzant, Parking Sense CEO. “Our intention has always been to add value to parking operators. As evidenced by the success of our partnership with Sylvia Park, there’s a significant upside to those using our technology.”

 

Learn more about Parking Sense and its suite of intelligent parking solutions at www.parkingsense.com.

 

 

About Parking Sense

Parking Sense is a technology company disrupting the parking and transportation industries with a cost-effective, comprehensive and easy-to-install suite of intelligent parking solutions. Parking Sense technology reduces both the time it takes drivers to find a parking space and related vehicle emissions by half, while offering businesses real-time data that allows them to better manage, track and charge for on and off-street parking. Offering 99+% accuracy, the company’s best-in-class guidance solutions can be tailored to individual client needs. At its core, the Parking Sense system is a scalable, dynamic, “evergreen” technology solution that allows clients to integrate additional features and technology over time. Learn more at www.parkingsense.com.

 

All Traffic Solutions: GIVING PARKING THE GREEN LIGHT ON BLACK FRIDAY

November 18, 2019

 

 

 

All Traffic Solutions: GIVING PARKING THE GREEN LIGHT ON BLACK FRIDAY

 

 

Black Friday, US retail’s biggest day of the year, promises us two things: some outstanding shopping bargainsand, if we’re not careful, a real parking headache.

 

With traditional bricks-and-mortar retail under increasing pressure, there is a real need to optimize the whole customer experience in order to secure footfall and that all- important repeat business.

 

Poor parking and access to venues has been shown to be one of the main reasons, if not the main reason, for shoppers failing to return. Many malls and outlets have already realized this and have parking managementstrategies in place that direct new arrivals to available capacity.

 

But it’s no longer even the case that parking lots will necessarily be full. With eCommerce taking a bite outof bricks and mortar’s sales, there will often be spare capacity. Buying habits have changed, and so haveexpectations.

 

Venues have discounted savagely. They have also introduced ‘buy online and pick up’ services. At the same time, shoppers are becoming more discerning — apps and the online experience have increased the sense ofimmediacy and better individual service.

 

So, it’s no longer just a case of finding ‘a’ parking space; shoppers want ‘the’ parking space that best serves their precise needs. In some cases, that may even be several spaces, one after the other, as people venue-hop, beating the rush by getting in, getting done and getting gone.

 

Better from the customer’s point of view, then, if you can plan your parking strategy before getting in the car. Better yet if you can book online, know precisely where you’re going, and have the guarantee that when you arrive, the space (or spaces) you booked will be vacant for your use.

 

All this requires highly accurate sensing systems, and an electronic back office solution that can understand and make best use of available capacity and then share that knowledge online or via dynamic on-streetand at-venue signage.

 

ATS’ ParkingCloud™ is a single data platform that connects with vehicle-counting and other data-collection devices and then assimilates the information they gather via the Cloud. It provides parking scheme operatorswith a single dashboard for all their parking needs. It gives customers the ability to manage their parking requirements, and updates them in real time.

 

“Because it’s device-agnostic, ParkingCloud can work with any supplier’s detection and counting solutions,”says Andy Souders, CEO for ATS. “That means that malls and other venues needn’t worry about the sunk cost of existing solutions. We can supply all that they need but we can also work with what they have to produce a state-of-the-art parking management solution — one which optimizes space utilization, guarantees revenues and helps to build customer relations.

 

“The performance improvements we can provide are relatively inexpensive and near- instant. But they can make a real difference in terms of a venue’s public image and profitability — important considerations in an increasingly competitive retail environment.”

 

 

About All Traffic Solutions

All Traffic Solutions (ATS) is a leader in portable, cloud-supported devices for traffic safety, smart parking, and Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) applications. Our innovative Software as a Service solutions and connected devices are transforming how communities solve their most complex parking, traffic and transportation challenges. ATS’ patented TraffiCloud® and ParkingCloud™ platforms enable organizations to remotely manage their sensor networks and centralize data in real time. Over 5,000 organizations use ATS technology to increase traffic safety, improve parking system performance by maximizing revenues and the customer experience, and optimize operational performance through traffic and parking pattern analysis. Visit AllTrafficSolutions.com.

ParkVia Secures Memmingen Airport Renewal

November 18, 2019

 

 

 

 

ParkVia Secures Memmingen Airport Renewal

 

 

 

Europe’s favourite airport parking retailer, ParkVia, has agreed a new contract with long-standing German client, Allgäu Airport Memmingen.

 

Following the airport’s review of its partner network, ParkVia was successfully retained by Memmingen following yet another term of impressive booking growth.

 

Drivers parking up at Allgäu Airport Memmingen will benefit from a range of onsite options when reserving through ParkVia’s intuitive booking portal.

 

As well as exposure across ParkVia’s internationally renowned B2C platform, Memmingen Airport’s parking products also benefit from additional streams of marketing through its airline partnerships, notably Ryanair, Wizz Air and SunExpress.

 

Speaking about the successful six-year collaboration, Valentina Moise, Commercial Director at ParkVia, said: “It’s important that our airport partners feel we strengthen the services they offer and add real value to their customers’ travel experiences, which is why we’re thrilled Memmingen has chosen to continue our collaboration.

 

“There’s a clear synergy between our shared brand values and we are keen to explore opportunities that will strengthen the partnership in the upcoming contract term.”

 

The airport, which welcomes 1.5million passengers each year, has plans to expand its runway, as well as further planned developments to its main terminal buildings over the next two years.

 

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

 

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IDA Releases In-Depth Research Reports on Top Urban Issues

November 15, 2019

 

 

 

IDA Releases In-Depth Research Reports on Top Urban Issues

 

 

 

The 2019 Top Issues Council reports explore housing attainability and municipal partnerships.

 

 

 

 

WASHINGTON, DC – The International Downtown Association’s Top Issues Councils are a strategic research initiative that brings together industry leaders to produce research briefs on the top urban issues. This strategic initiative, now in its fourth year, promotes the expertise of the profession and provides meaningful tools and information to the urban place management industry and relates fields.

 

“The expertise of IDA members has been pivotal in the revitalization of urban centers for decades. We are once again excited to share that knowledge with the world,” said David Downey, IDA President & CEO. “It’s excellent to see the depth of insight and breadth of topics that our industry leaders experience each day.”

 

The 2019 Top Issues Council reports take a deep-dive into challenges facing the profession in the areas of housing attainability and municipal partnerships. Each Council authored a guidebook for sharing trends, case studies, and recommendations. The reports are now available after six months of in-depth research by IDA members.

Housing Attainability

Every community needs housing options that meet a diversity of incomes and lifestyles. The Housing Attainability Top Issues Council report demonstrates how urban place management organizations of all sizes and resource levels can play a role in encouraging more housing at a variety of price points and of varying styles.

 

Municipal Partnerships

The Municipal Partnerships Top Issues Council examined the fundamental nature of working relationships between urban place management organizations and governments to identify the best practices for producing the most beneficial and enterprising partnerships. The report is a useful toolkit for understanding the scope and breadth of these relationships, including case studies and sample agreements from organizations around the globe.

 

 

About International Downtown Association

The International Downtown Association is the premier organization for urban place professionals who are shaping and activating dynamic city center districts. Our members are downtown champions who bring urban centers to life, bridging the gap between the public and private sectors. We represent an industry of more than 2,500 place management organizations, employing 100,000 people throughout North America and growing rapidly around the world. Founded in 1954, IDA is a resource center for ideas and innovative best practices in urban place management. For more information, visit www.downtown.org.

Fred Bredemeyer Leaves Park One

November 15, 2019

 

Fred Bredemeyer Leaves Park One

 

 

 

“Dear Clients, Colleagues, Co-Workers and Friends:

 

Today marks the end of my nearly 8 year tenure as President of Park One of Florida and I want to thank you all for the partnerships and professional relationships I have enjoyed over these years.

 

I am extremely proud of Park One’s accomplishments and I value the time spent with the best parking team, managing the parking at some of the most luxurious and highest profile places in one of the fastest growing parking markets in the country.  Since Bijan Eghtedari handed me the reigns of Pk1 in 2012, it has been an honor and a privilege to lead this dynamic and fast growing organization.   Thank you Bijan!

 

Park One will continue to thrive with the visionaries heading Reef Parking and I know they will be successful with parking, Reef Technology and Reef Kitchens.   I want to thank Ari and Ty for the opportunity to work with them for the last year of this journey and wish everyone at REEF much success.

 

Thank you all for your support of Park One/REEF – I will value the relationships for a lifetime.

 

Sincerely,

 

Fred Bredemeyer ”

fredbredemeyer@gmail.com

 

The South Terminal at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Selects SpotHero to Power On-Airport Parking Reservations

November 15, 2019

 

 

 

 

The South Terminal at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Selects SpotHero to Power On-Airport Parking Reservations

 

 

 

Latest Partnership Caps a Year of Rapid Growth for SpotHero’s Airport Parking Vertical

 

 

Chicago, IL — Nov. 14, 2019 SpotHero, the leader in digital parking, today announced a partnership with The South Terminal at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS), giving travelers a simple way to find and reserve guaranteed, affordable, and conveniently located on-airport parking. Adding to nearly 100,000 parking spots serving the top 60 airports in North America, SpotHero is prepared for the busiest holiday travel season in history: last year, a record 112.5 million Americans, roughly one-third of the country’s population, traveled in December—a 4.4% increase from the previous year.

 

The South Terminal at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, operated by LoneStar Airport Holdings, marks SpotHero’s first on-airport parking partnership in the United States. SpotHero previously announced an on-airport partnership with Toronto Pearson International Airport in May. Capping a year of significant expansion at airports nationwide, SpotHero nearly doubled its number of airport parking facilities in 2019, and is now offering travelers nearly 100,000 parking spaces at 400 facilities serving 60 airports.

 

SpotHero’s airport expansion comes at a time when airports across the country are increasingly rethinking and streamlining curbside transportation. In efforts to reduce curbside traffic, a number of airports, including AUS, have already relocated rideshare arrivals and departures to more removed locations. As airports and travelers adjust to the transition, driving and parking at the airport provides a convenient and often more affordable alternative, without adding to congestion in crowded pick-up and drop-off locations.

 

“With the most expansive network of airport parking options in North America, SpotHero has an unparalleled understanding of the unique challenges airports face, and is the ideal partner to help us improve the parking experience for South Terminal passengers,” said Brooke Dorrien, CFO of LoneStar Airport Holdings. “Together, we’ve reimagined airport parking to save travelers precious time, eliminate the stress and uncertainty of searching for a spot and simplify the air travel experience overall.”

 

“SpotHero helps simplify parking for millions of drivers each month—and this year, we’ve invested aggressively to build the largest online network of airport parking options in North America,” said Steven Junkins, Airport Supply Lead at SpotHero. “We’re inspired by The South Terminal’s dedication to improving the travel experience by becoming our first on-airport partner in the United States, offering unprecedented ease and convenience to its passengers. We look forward to working together to enhance the travel experience.”

 

For more information on SpotHero’s airport business, or to book airport parking ahead of your own holiday travel, visit SpotHero.com.

 

About SpotHero

SpotHero is the digital parking leader and the largest place to buy and sell parking in North America. Millions of drivers use SpotHero’s mobile apps and website to find, book and access parking in 7,000 locations across 300 cities. Leading mobility companies use the SpotHero developer platform to power seamless parking at scale for fleets, connected cars, and urban mobility solutions. For more information, visit SpotHero.com.

 

 

 

ABM-Managed Fleet at Nashville International Airport (BNA) Awarded Tennessee Green Fleets Certification for Sustainability

November 14, 2019

 

 

ABM-Managed Fleet at Nashville International Airport (BNA) Awarded Tennessee Green Fleets Certification for Sustainability

 

 

 

ABM (NYSE: ABM), a leading provider of facility solutions, announced today it has been awarded Tennessee Green Fleets Certification for outstanding leadership in fleet sustainability at Nashville International Airport (BNA).

 

 

The ABM team operates a fleet of 28 shuttles and buses at the airport that all run on compressed natural gas (CNG). Additionally, ABM operates a large CNG station to refuel the fleet. The move to CNG fuel vehicles has eliminated approximately 369 tons of CO 2 emissions per year, according to Tennessee Clean Fuels.

 

An organization dedicated to promoting cleaner alternative fuels and vehicles to improve air quality and curb dependence on petroleum, Tennessee Clean Fuels announced ABM’s three-star certification – the highest level achievable – during the annual Sustainable Transportation Forum & Expo.

 

“We are very proud to achieve this certification in partnership with Nashville International Airport,” said Scott Hutchison, Senior Vice President of Operations – Landside, ABM. “This demonstrates ABM’s commitment to help our clients achieve their sustainability-related goals.”

 

As part of the ABM GreenCare® program, which provides clients sustainable business solutions that can have a positive impact on the environment, ABM offers clients innovative and environmentally-friendly parking solutions. This includes providing natural gas or propane shuttles, electric vehicle charging ports, solar panel installation, shuttle service, recycling and green cleaning in parking structures, and more.

 

ABM’s Aviation team offers end-to-end services and solutions to airports and airlines globally, including aircraft services, catering logistics, electrical & lighting, facilities maintenance, into-plane fueling, janitorial, parking & transportation, and passenger services. For more information, visit www.abm.com/aviation/.

 

ABOUT ABM 

ABM (NYSE: ABM) is a leading provider of facility solutions with revenues of approximately $6.4 billion and approximately 140,000 employees in 350+ offices throughout the United States and various international locations. ABM’s comprehensive capabilities include janitorial, electrical & lighting, energy solutions, facilities engineering, HVAC & mechanical, landscape & turf, mission critical solutions and parking, provided through stand-alone or integrated solutions. ABM provides custom facility solutions in urban, suburban and rural areas to properties of all sizes – from schools and commercial buildings to hospitals, data centers, manufacturing plants and airports. ABM Industries Incorporated, which operates through its subsidiaries, was founded in 1909. For more information, visit www.abm.com.

New LED Edge-lit Combo Exit Sign from Barron Lighting Group

November 14, 2019

 

 

 

 

New LED Edge-lit Combo Exit Sign from Barron Lighting Group

 

 

Glendale, AZ – November 14, 2019Barron Lighting Group, the parent company to Exitronix life-safety and emergency lighting, announces the addition of the S900C Series LED edge-lit combo exit sign.

 

“At Barron Lighting Group, we are committed to expanding our product offering to continuously provide our customers with an expansive and comprehensive line of lighting solutions to meet their project needs. Our new S900C Series LED edge-lit combo exit sign features an architectural aesthetic and is ideal for applications where functionality, performance and design meet,” said Heather McCune, Vice President, Sales Operations of Barron Lighting Group.

 

The S900C Series combines the architectural design of an edge-lit exit sign with ultra-low profile, fully adjustable recessed emergency LED lamp heads for a modern, low-profile aesthetic. The S900C Series is designed for easy recessed or surface mount installation in ceilings or walls. Single- and double-face LED exit configurations are included with brushed aluminum, black or white housing finish options. The S900C Series is ideal for offices, classrooms, corridors, lobbies, and other indoor commercial spaces requiring a minimalist aesthetic for emergency lighting combined with an architectural exit sign.

 

For more information about the S900C – https://bit.ly/2PPaYKl

 

About Barron Lighting Group

Barron Lighting Group, based out of Glendale, Arizona, manufactures a comprehensive line of lighting fixtures and solutions for commercial and industrial applications and is the parent company to four brands: Exitronix life-safety and emergency lighting, Trace-Lite indoor and outdoor commercial and industrial lighting, specialtyLED commercial and decorative lighting, and Growlite indoor and greenhouse horticultural lighting.

 

For more information, visit barronltg.com.

 

Boston catching up with New York for medium and long-term parking prices – Insights from Parkopedia’s 2019 North America Parking Index

November 14, 2019

 

Boston catching up with New York for medium and long-term parking prices

– Insights from Parkopedia’s 2019 North America Parking Index –

 

  • The 2019 North American Parking Index report looks at the 50 most expensive cities in North America for paid parking, both on-street and in parking garages.
  • New York retains its position as North America’s most expensive city for 2-hour parking, for both on-street and off-street.
  • Montreal is the most expensive Canadian city for paid 2-hour on-street parking, as well as off-street.
  • In the majority of cities in North America, 2-hour on-street prices are significantly cheaper than off-street parking rates; only Miami Beach has cheaper off-street parking.
  • New York is also the most expensive city for daily and monthly parking, with Boston in second position for both daily and monthly prices.

 

Detroit, USA – November 14, 2019

Parkopedia today released its 2019 North America Parking Index, with the aim of providing an accurate overview of the North American parking market. The 2019 report provides an update on the 50 most expensive cities for short-stay, daily and monthly paid parking in North America, data which was first analysed in Parkopedia’s 2017 report. The report also includes street pricing for the first time, as well as an analysis of 10 US cities to understand the distribution of pricing, parking density and estimated yield within a city. Report highlights include:

 

Cost of 2 Hour Parking

Motorists will find cheaper parking on-street as opposed to off-street (e.g. parking garage) in most North American cities, with significant price differentials in Denver, Boston, Jersey City, Newark and Dallas. Only Miami Beach has cheaper average prices for paid 2-hour off-street parking.

 

New York retains its position as the most expensive city in North America (and the world) for short-term off-street parking, with Chicago in second position and Boston in third. Montreal is now the most expensive Canadian city for 2-hour parking for both on-street and off-street, overtaking 2017’s most expensive city Calgary.

 

Cost of Daily and Monthly Parking

The same 3 cities that rank most expensive for 2-hour off-street pricing – New York, Boston and Chicago – are also the most expensive for daily parking, as was the case in 2017.

 

New York is once again the most expensive North American city for monthly parking, with Boston in second as it was in 2017, with San Francisco pushed into fourth place behind Jersey City.

 

Commenting on the report, Parkopedia CEO Eugene Tsyrklevich said, “Parkopedia originated in San Diego, and has since grown to provide the most comprehensive and accurate parking database in the world, revolutionising the way drivers search for and find available parking via the web, mobile apps and in-car. This enables us to supply the parking industry, planners and the general public with deep insights and detailed analysis, captured in this report.”

 

To access the full report, please visit: https://business.parkopedia.com/2019-north-america-parking-index

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