Lexington Parking Authority Partners with SpotHero to Expand Smart Transportation Offerings

October 06, 2017

 

 

Lexington Parking Authority Partners with SpotHero to Expand Smart Transportation Offerings

 

 

Bluegrass and bourbon better make room, because the City of Lexington’s got a new claim to fame: easy downtown parking. As the result of a recent partnership between the Lexington Parking Authority (LEXPARK) and leading online parking reservations platform SpotHero, Lexington visitors and residents can pre-book parking at LEXPARK garages on LEXPARK’s website or via the SpotHero mobile app and online interface. By implementing SpotHero’s easy-to-use solution for off-street parking reservations, the Parking Authority aims to mitigate congestion, confusion and frustration for city center drivers.

 

Being able to lock in a downtown parking spot before leaving the house benefits all drivers, especially UK fans who attend home games. Driving is now a viable transportation option to major venues like Rupp Arena, Lexington Center and the Lexington Opera House because visitors can secure affordable, convenient parking ahead of time. This transforms parking from an afterthought to part of the end-to-end event experience, the logistics of which have moved online – like buying tickets, making dinner reservations, and scouting local spots to check out before or after.

 

The City of Lexington has a proven track record of prioritizing smart transportation initiatives, with twin goals of providing residents and visitors with high-quality, customer-focused transportation options and encouraging economic growth for local businesses. LEXPARK adding off-street parking reservations to their smart transportation roster helps further these missions: when it’s easier for downtown visitors to choose the transportation option that gives them the most flexibility and control, they’re motivated to spend more time not only at venues but nearby retail establishments.

 

 

This partnership is significant for SpotHero because it marks the company’s first direct arrangement with a municipality. It builds out its existing municipal division which includes the City of Sacramento, where SpotHero has offered online parking reservation benefits to visitors and residents since acquiring Parking Panda in April 2017. With LEXPARK’s adoption of their online reservation platform, SpotHero furthers their mission of making off-street parking facilities accessible via mobile and online reservations to drivers in cities all over North America.

CALE Access AB have entered into a worldwide distribution agreement for electric vehicle charging solutions with Chargestorm AB

October 06, 2017

 

CALE Access AB have entered into a worldwide distribution agreement for electric vehicle charging solutions with Chargestorm AB

 

 

CALE is a worldwide leading supplier of parking and unattended payment solutions and related services. Chargestorm is the leading supplier of smart charge stations and infrastructure solutions for electric vehicles in the Nordic countries.

 

 

The e-mobility market is showing a tremendous growth in many countries and the demand for integrated parking and charging solutions for all plug-in hybrids and electrical vehicles is rapidly growing.

By entering this agreement, CALE will be able to offer an integrated park and charge solution in the more than 30 countries. CALE will deliver its extensive range of leading parking management solutions, including solar powered payment terminals and the WayToPark App fully integrated with Chargestorm smart AC charge stations.

“This agreement is in line with our strategy to offer solutions and helping cities around the world to become more sustainable and eco-friendly using connected and smart solutions” says Anton Kaya, CEO of CALE.

Chargestorm’s range of smart charging solutions, including NanoGrid™ for local load balancing to optimize the existing electrical infrastructure, is rapidly becoming a necessity for achieving cost-efficient scalability of existing parking areas. “We are proud and excited to work closely with CALE for this purpose” says Patrik Lindergren, CEO and founder of Chargestorm.

For further information, please contact:

Martin Frid, Sales Director CALE Access AB,

Tel: +46 8 799 37 43, email: martin.frid@cale.se

Cale offers innovative and efficient parking solutions. Cale has since 1955 a leading global brand in the parking technology with offices all around the world. With the help of a professional distribution network and partners, we have global coverage and serve several thousands of clients worldwide. Cale is certified according to the latest EMV, PCI, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards. Visit www.calegroup.se to read more about the products and services.

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October 05, 2017

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WALKER PARKING CHANGES ITS NAME TO WALKER CONSULTANTS

October 04, 2017

 

 

WALKER PARKING CHANGES ITS NAME TO WALKER CONSULTANTS

 

Name Change Reflects The Firm’s Broader Expertise And Range Of Services

 

Tampa, FL (October 3, 2017)—John Bushman, Chairman and CEO of Walker Parking Consultants, announced today that the firm’s name has been changed to Walker Consultants to better reflect Walker’s broad range of expertise and services. Founded in 1965, Walker has been the world’s leading parking consulting firm for nearly half a century.

 

“The Walker name has become synonymous with parking for over 50 years, and we are extremely proud of our legacy,” said Bushman. “However, during that time we have grown to provide other complementary services outside of parking. We want our name to better reflect the holistic services we can offer our clients including building envelope consulting, forensic restoration and mobility/transportation planning. The name Walker Consultants honors our past while better representing the broad spectrum of services the firm offers.”

 

“Walker has always evolved to address the needs of our clients and the marketplace,” said Bushman. “Our name change is a reflection of fifty-plus years of continuous growth.”

 

About Walker

Walker is a global consulting and design firm providing innovative solutions for a wide range of parking, transportation and building issues. Founded in 1965, the firm has over 290 employees and is ranked #254 in Engineering News Record’s Top 500 Design Firms and #15 in Building Design + Construction’s Giant 300 Engineering/Architecture Firms. The firm can be found online at http://www.walkerconsultants.com.

Spaceek Announces Integration Certification with T2 Digital Product Line

October 04, 2017

 

 

Spaceek Announces Integration Certification with T2 Digital Product Line

 

NPA 2017, Palm Springs, CA – Oct. 3, 2017

 

 

Spaceek announced today that it has received a Letter of Validation from T2, certifying Spaceek’s integration with T2’s Digital product line, for the purpose of directed enforcement. Based on Spaceek’s industry-leading, highly accurate, real-time sensors, this integration allows owners, operators and municipalities to receive immediate violation notification when a parker overstays their paid time, allowing violation enforcement to be timely and accurate.

 

 

Spaceek’s cloud-based IoT parking engine manages and displays occupancy in real-time, providing real time status information about the occupancy of a space, the sensors and the sensor network, in addition to in-depth analytics in graphical and report formats.

Spaceek’s sensor network provides a robust, resilient, scalable and reliable infrastructure, from which operational and financial metrics are derived, at a level of detail exceeding that of traditional parking systems.

 

Spaceek, Inc. offers parking occupancy sensors, with a extensive sensor suite and an advanced cloud-based IoT parking engine, providing real-time data and analytics. International installations include airports, malls, garages, surface lots and on-street parking, supporting municipalities, parking operators and real estate owners. Benefits include real-time occupancy dashboard with analytics, directed enforcement, affordable parking guidance and revenue recapture. For more information about Spaceek, please visit us at www.spaceek.com.

 

 

 

For more information, please contact Michael H. Bigbee/CEO at mbigbee@spaceek.com or

+1.972.342.1461

Amano McGann Reports Exceptional Dealer Sales Growth

October 04, 2017

 

Amano McGann Reports Exceptional Dealer Sales Growth

 

 

 

October 3, 2017 – Minneapolis, MN – Amano McGann, Inc., the leading provider of Parking Access and Revenue Control Systems (PARCS) in North America, is pleased to report that the Amano McGann dealers are having a banner year. They have experienced tremendous growth during these first three quarters of the year and with the close of September we are posting better than a 45% increase year to date versus the same period last year. In fact, August was the best month of dealer sales in the history of the company!

This year we formed new bonds, expanded existing partnerships and made organizational changes to improve our focus and emphasis on servicing and supporting our customers and our dealers. We want to extend our gratitude for making 2017 a great year.

 

 

About Amano McGann

Amano McGann is a parking and security technology company headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The next-generation products Amano McGann offers allow their clients to effectively manage on and off-street parking operations as well as monitor and secure their facilities.

As a member of the Amano Group, a worldwide organization with annual revenues in excess of $1 billion, they are global leaders in the manufacturing and distribution of hardware and software solutions for the parking industry. Amano McGann produces and distributes equipment and software in and from their United States-based manufacturing facility. With an extensive branch and authorized dealer network, they offer a high level of service and experience to cater to its customers parking needs. For more information about Amano McGann’s integrated solutions visit www.amanomcgann.com.

 

A New Real Estate Firm Dedicated to Parking Acquisitions – Hunter City – is Launched by Robert Caplin and Peter Fisher

October 03, 2017

 

 

A New Real Estate Firm Dedicated to Parking Acquisitions – Hunter City – is Launched by Robert Caplin and Peter Fisher

 

 

 

 

Los Angeles, CA (October 3, 2017) – Real estate investment firm Hunter City, LLC (“Hunter City”) announced on Tuesday that it has launched operations to acquire a substantial portfolio of parking assets in the United States. A team of experienced industry professionals launched Hunter City to capitalize on the evolving nature of the parking industry and its underlying real estate assets.

 

 

 

The team – led by Robert Caplin and Peter Fisher – together with its strategic advisory board, is collectively one of the most experienced parking acquisitions teams globally. The leadership team will further expand later this year with a New York-based Principal joining from a global investment management and data science firm.

 

While many industry observers are concerned about technological trends, Hunter City seeks to strategically capitalize upon these changes within the industry. Hunter City believes aligning asset ownership with forward-thinking management teams can enable long-term value creation for its investors.

 

For more information about Hunter City, visit http://www.huntercity.com.

 

About Hunter City

Based in Los Angeles with offices in Chicago and New York, Hunter City is a new real estate venture focused on acquiring a substantial portfolio of parking-related assets across the United States. The team – together with its strategic advisory board, is collectively one of the most experienced parking acquisitions teams globally. Hunter City is pursuing property acquisitions typically ranging from $20 million to $100 million. Furthermore, the firm is interested in large portfolio acquisitions and other strategic partnerships.

 

For more information about Hunter City, please visit: http://www.huntercity.com.

 

City of Racine Introduces Mobile Parking Payment App Powered by Passport

September 29, 2017

 

 

 

City of Racine Introduces Mobile Parking Payment App Powered by Passport

 

 

 

New app adds convenient payment option for parking

 

 

 

Racine, WI (September 29, 2017)– The City of Racine announced the launch of PassportParking®, a mobile parking app that makes paying for parking simple. The app is powered by Passport, the industry’s leading mobile technology solution serving cities and universities throughout North America.

 

The PassportParking app allows users to purchase parking with a debit or credit card from their smartphones. Drivers no longer have to carry around change or run back to the meter.

 

With PassportParking, users can also:

 

  • Monitor parking sessions
  • Extend time remotely
  • View payment history
  • Receive email receipts

 

The app also features a digital wallet, which allows parkers to pre-load funds in $10 increments using their debit or credit cards. Frequent parkers will benefit by loading a digital wallet, which provides a $0.15 savings on the convenience fee for each parking session.

 

Users who park in spaces that are marked with a ‘2 hour limit’ sign will be able to extend their parking session through the app without physically being at the meter. Users who park in ‘4 hour limit’ spaces, will be able to extend their parking sessions up to total of 8 hours through the app.

 

“The launch of the PassportParking mobile app is an exciting initiative for the City of Racine,” said Mike Maierle, parking and transit system manager for Racine. “With the PassportParking app, residents and visitors will find Racine a much more fun and convenient place to visit.”

 

“Our parking app solves the hassle of having to carry coins to feed the meter,” said Sarah Russell, project manager at Passport. “We’re excited to bring a mobile option to the City of Racine that makes managing and paying for parking convenient.”

 

The app is also available in other nearby cities such as Appleton and Green Bay. The PassportParking app is free to download through the App Store and Google Play. Users can also manage their parking at ppprk.com.

 

 

About Passport

 

Passport is the industry’s leading mobile technology solution specializing in enterprise business applications and payments for the public and private sector. Passport’s product lines–parking payments, transit payments, enforcement and permit management–collectively serve to deliver dynamic tools for agencies to better connect with their communities. Its services have been adopted by over 400 agencies on over 3,000 locations globally including Chicago, Toronto, Boston, Portland, Westminster and Miami. Passport’s mission is to reduce operational complexity and deliver intelligent data to improve decision making for its clients.

 

Passport is backed by a group of investors, including Grotech Ventures, Relevance Capital, and MK Capital. For more information, please visit www.passportinc.com.

Ace Parking launches PARK FOR PINK campaign for the fourth consecutive year.

September 28, 2017

Ace Parking launches PARK FOR PINK campaign for the fourth consecutive year.

 

 

 

San Diego, CA, September 27th, 2017 – Ace Parking’s PARK FOR PINK campaign kicks off its fourth consecutive year of raising awareness and generating funds to aid in the fight against cancer.

 

 

 

During the month of October, Ace Parking will raise donations as well as donate a portion of the company’s proceeds to reach their goal of a $15,000 gift to Susan G. Komen® San Diego.

 

To help raise awareness, Ace Parking will once again be temporarily changing many of its well- recognized parking lot signs to pink-colored PARK FOR PINK signage with a custom logo.

Team members will wear pink wristbands celebrating Ace Parking’s pledge. Additionally, the official Ace Parking website will have a custom design to support the cause.

 

For the last three years, the PARK FOR PINK program has generated over $250,000, which has been donated directly to organizations such as the Susan G. Komen® Foundation for breast cancer research, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to cure blood cancers, the American Cancer Society to help patients and their families, directly to oncology departments within hospitals, to the purchase of the da Vinci Xi robotic surgical system, and to other worthy organizations in their quest to find a cure and treat those who are challenged with the disease.

 

PARK FOR PINK was inspired by my own family’s fight against cancer, as well as the struggle of many others in our Ace Parking family,” said Keith B. Jones, third generation Owner & Managing Partner of Ace Parking. “Because so many are directly or indirectly impacted by cancer, I am privileged to utilize Ace Parking as a platform to support those who are suffering, those who treat and support cancer patients, and those who are working to find the cures.”

 

Additional information regarding the PARK FOR PINK campaign can be found at Ace Parking’s website: www.aceparking.com/park-for-pink/.

 

 ABOUT SUSAN G. KOMEN® SAN DIEGO:

 

Since its inception in 1995, Susan G. Komen® San Diego has granted more than $19 million to fund global research and local non-profits that provide everything from free diagnostic mammograms, meal delivery, temporary financial aid, transportation and more. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Seventy-five percent of every dollar raised in San Diego stays in San Diego County to fund breast health services for uninsured and underinsured women and their families. The remaining 25 percent funds international breast cancer research. In fact, next to the U.S. government, Susan G. Komen® is the largest funder of breast cancer research in the world. For more information, please visit http://www.komensandiego.org. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram.

 

 

 

 

Ace Parking Management, Inc. (a California Corporation) was founded in 1950 and is one of the largest privately-held parking companies in the country. With over 65 years of history, Ace Parking continues to lead the industry with strict and attentive auditing procedures, superior levels of customer service and consistently increasing clients’ parking revenue objectives.

Headquartered in San Diego, Ace Parking manages over 500 locations coast-to-coast, servicing nearly 350,000 customers per day. For more information or interview requests, please contact Kristin Ludwick: 619-233-6624 or email: kristin_ludwick@aceparking.com.

Utah Transit Authority Digitizes Transit with Mobile App Powered by Passport

September 28, 2017

 

 

 

Utah Transit Authority Digitizes Transit with Mobile App Powered by Passport

 

 

New mobile ticketing app makes paying for transit quicker and easier

 

 

 

 

Salt Lake City, UT (September 27, 2017) — Riders on Utah Transit Authority (UTA) can now skip waiting in transit ticket lines and use their smartphones to buy their fares. The UTA today announced the launch of the UTA GoRide mobile ticketing application. Passport, the global leader in transit and parking payments, powers the mobile ticketing app for UTA and has launched mobile solutions for large cities around the world.

 

 

 

The convenience of handling transit ticketing through a mobile device provides users with the efficiency and speed they expect.  Users can also take advantage of the following benefits:

 

  • Plan transit trips using the in-app route planner
  • Use mobile tickets to board transit or store for later use
  • Manage purchases or transit history in the app

 

With over 45 million transit boardings a year, UTA’s main goal is to deploy an app that provides users with a more convenient fare experience.

 

“As one of the top 25 best cities for public transportation according to SmartAsset, UTA is excited to bring a mobile ticketing app to commuters,” said Dave Snyder, development manager for Utah Transit Authority. “We’re adding a convenient and modern way for our users to manage their commutes.”

 

“Passport is honored to bring a comprehensive mobile platform to Salt Lake City,” said David Singletary, VP of Sales at Passport. “With our state-of-the-art platform, we are able to ease the common pain points of managing the transit experience for residents and visitors. It’s a momentous time for the city and we look forward to supporting UTA as a technology partner.”

 

The UTA GoRide app is free to download through the App Store and Google Play. Passport also powers transit systems in large cities such as Miami, Cincinnati, Jacksonville and Tucson.

 

 

 

ABOUT PASSPORT

 

 

Passport is the industry’s leading mobile technology solution specializing in enterprise business applications and payments for the public and private sector. Passport’s product lines–parking payments, transit payments, enforcement and permit management–collectively serve to deliver dynamic tools for agencies to better connect with their communities. Its services have been adopted by over 400 agencies on over 3,000 locations globally. Passport’s mission is to reduce operational complexity and deliver intelligent data to improve decision making for its clients.

 

Passport is backed by a group of investors, including Grotech Ventures, Relevance Capital, and MK Capital. For more information, please visit www.passportinc.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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