PayByPhone and Offstreet Announce Partnership to Deliver Comprehensive Validation Solution to Parking Industry
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – Parking clients across North America – including municipalities, universities, healthcare campuses, hotels, event venues, and parking operators – can now leverage the combined technology solutions of PayByPhone and Offstreet to digitally manage their parking validations and paid parking exemptions.
“PayByPhone’s core purpose is to simplify people’s journeys,” said Carmen Donnell, PayByPhone’s Managing Director, North America. “Partnering with a company like Offstreet, which allows our parking clients to save time and self-manage their parking for employees, customers, residents, and visitors, is just one more way we help to simplify.”
PayByPhone continues to innovate and grow by listening to their customers and creating solutions to help solve today’s parking needs. This partnership will allow PayByPhone’s existing customers to seamlessly integrate their validations and paid parking exemptions into their parking management process, while creating new markets for PayByPhone to expand into.
“We feel a natural alignment with PayByPhone because they are also a product-led company,” said Matt Fahlman, Offstreet’s CEO. “We’ve built what we think is the best validation product on the market, and our unique relationship with PayByPhone will help us accelerate our growth. We’re extremely excited to be working with their world class team!”
This partnership will allow Offstreet to continue focusing on product development, while leveraging PayByPhone’s sales and distribution channels, to reach new markets and serve more customers.
For more information, visit paybyphone.com.
PayByPhone’s aim is simple: simplify your journey so you can focus on what matters most. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Volkswagen Financial Services AG, they are one of the fastest growing mobile payments companies in the world, processing more than $641 million USD in payments and over 5 million downloads per year. Available in more than 1,200 cities across the globe, PayByPhone helps millions of consumers easily and safely pay for parking without the hassles of coins, lines, or fines. Their smart, intuitive technology is at the center of their user-first approach, delivered to make everything as simple as possible. For more information, please visit www.paybyphone.com
Offstreet helps institutions and operators digitally manage their validations, paid parking exemptions, and complimentary visitor parking. Our license plate-based software integrates directly with parking enforcement, including LPR, and helps eliminate physical passes. Our powerful rules engine ensures that complex lots are able to be properly managed and enforced. Offstreet is a Canadian software startup headquartered in Regina, Saskatchewan.
Sr. Director, Global Marketing & Communications
PayByPhone Brings A Contactless Parking Experience to University of Illinois Urbana College
VANCOUVER, BC, Aug 19, 2021 – Students and visitors of University of Illinois Urbana College, will now have a better parking experience thanks to PayByPhone.
The leading global provider of mobile parking payment solutions, is expanding to over 2400 parking spaces across campus. Enabling secure contactless parking 7 days a week to students, faculty and visitors.
“We’re excited to be expanding our contactless parking services for higher education across North America,” said Roamy Valera, CEO of PayByPhone. “As University of Illinois Urbana College will be joining a number of our University and College communities across the country.
PayByPhone is a hassle-free solution for over 43 million drivers, allowing them to pay for parking with just their smartphone. The app sends text messages automatically when a parking session expires, and gives drivers the ability to extend their parking session without needing to return to their vehicle. Drivers can also begin a session without registering for an account, making it ideal for those who are pressed for time.
For more information, visit paybyphone.com
PayByPhone is one of the fastest growing mobile payment companies in the world, processing over 135 million transactions annually, totaling more than $550 million USD in payments. Through the company’s mobile web, smartphone and smartwatch applications, PayByPhone helps millions of consumers easily and securely pay for parking without the hassles of waiting in line, having to carry change or risking costly fines. A subsidiary of Volkswagen Financial Services AG, PayByPhone is leading the way in the creation of the mobile future.
Fleet Advantage’s Katerina Jones Named NextGen Leader by Monitor Magazine
Jones Acknowledged for Driving Awareness and Solutions in the Equipment Finance and Transportation Industries Through Client-Centric and Data-Driven Programs
FORT LAUDERDALE (July 7, 2021) – Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing, and life cycle cost management (LCCM) today announced Katerina Jones, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, has been named a NextGen Leader for Monitor Magazine’s 2nd Annual NextGen Leaders Award.
This award highlights 40 up-and-coming leaders under 40 in the equipment finance industry. Jones possesses over 17 years of experience across broad industries, products, and services. She provides a client-centric, data-driven and outcome-focused integrated marketing experience and independently leads the Fleet Advantage marketing division. She has achieved a number of professional accomplishments and has a proven track record of strategic solutions delivering above business benchmarks reflected in Fleet Advantage’s bottom-line lease originations. In fact, her efforts led her to recently getting promoted to Vice President of Marketing and Business Development.
Jones is an advocate of the advancement of women within the transportation and equipment finance industries. In addition to being a mentor to other professional women who are beginning their careers in the industry, she regularly promotes the accomplishments professional women are experiencing throughout transportation and equipment finance, as well as educating on the opportunities within the industry.
“Katerina’s client-centric approach and leadership effectiveness has made a noticeable impact on the vision, direction, and achievements of Fleet Advantage,” said John Flynn, CEO of Fleet Advantage. “Katerina was both instrumental in helping us secure new business as well as onboarding new clients through the use of the structured marketing approach she developed and continues to execute to this day.”
Jones involves herself in several charitable organizations, industry-related council positions and committees. She has been actively involved in the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) for almost five years, where she is a member of the Annual Conference Planning Committee. She is highly regarded by this organization for her private fleet knowledge and dedication to the equipment finance industry. In this role, she has been an innovative and resourceful contributor in helping shape the substantive content and networking value of workshops and seminars, while helping raise the educational profile of both Fleet and Allied/Supplier members. Jones also developed and annually spearheads the IFDA (International Food Distribution Conference) Truck Driving Championship Kid’s Writing Contest. The contest recognizes the personal contribution of America’s Truckers and their children at the conclusion of the event.
About Fleet Advantage
Fleet Advantage has over $1.5 Billion of assets under its Life Cycle Cost Management (LCCM) program and serves America’s top corporate fleets. Fleet Advantage guarantees the absolute lowest cost of operation by providing fleet financing solutions with matching proprietary data driven IT processes and fleet analytics, using the latest equipment technology to achieve optimum vehicle productivity and maximum safety. Fleet Advantage is ranked as one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the state of Florida and the fastest growing independent truck lessor in the U.S. Fleet Advantage is also named a Top Private Independent firm by the Monitor Daily. In 2015 and 2013, the company was named to Inc. magazines’ 500|5000 list of fastest growing companies in the nation. In 2011, CEO John Flynn received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2011 Florida – Emerging Category award.
PayByPhone Appoints Cindy Chau to Vice President of Operations, Canada & USA.
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – March 4th, 2021 – PayByPhone, the global leader in mobile parking payment solutions, announced today the appointment of Cindy Chau as Vice President of Operations, Canada & USA.
Cindy joined PayByPhone in 2012, during her tenure she has built and formed PayByPhone’s North America, client facing team. She has been a trusted ally and active partner between The Company and clients who use PayByPhone’s mobility parking payment services. Cindy continues to apply hands-on daily management to project activities. In her new role, she will be tasked with leading the North America operations and implementing client management strategies, facilitate communications, monitor activities, provide issue resolutions, and continue to build her strong client relationships. Cindy will now oversee the Client Success, Implementation and Customer Support teams.
“PayByPhone is in the midst of extraordinary growth throughout the US and Canada, and Cindy Chau has shown tremendous leadership to our team,” said Roamy Valera, PayByPhone’s CEO, US and Canada. “Cindy is a gifted client success leader who is well-known and highly respected throughout the parking industry. She’ll play an important role in our continued success throughout the United States and Canada.”
Cindy leads the team that is responsible for managing existing key client relationships, addressing their questions and technical requests, and works closely with clients to increase PayByPhone adoption. As a leader of client project management, her team is in-charge of the onboarding process for new clients who roll out the PayByPhone service to their customers.
For more information about PayByPhones services, visit paybyphone.com
PayByPhone is one of the fastest growing mobile payment companies in the world, processing over 125 million transactions annually, totaling more than $550 million USD in payments. Through the company’s mobile web, smartphone and smartwatch applications, PayByPhone helps millions of consumers easily and securely pay for parking without the hassles of waiting in line, having to carry change or risking costly fines. A subsidiary of Volkswagen Financial Services AG, PayByPhone is leading the way in the creation of the mobile future.
Media Contact for PayByPhone:
Director, Marketing, North America
Westward’s GO-4 Vehicles Enhance Purdue University Parking Efficiencies While Reducing Fuel Costs by 65%
Purdue University recently obtained two GO-4 parking specific vehicles from Westward Industries. The GO-4 vehicles will support the university’s efforts to expand their mobility, transportation, and parking management operations, elevating their on-street and lot presence while increasing mobile reads within their mobile LPR systems.
Purdue University sought a solution to their parking enforcement needs as they continue to experience significant growth on campus. The University’s goals for introducing the vehicles to their fleet were efficiency, safety, and reliability, while achieving a return on investment not typically experienced with standard fleet vehicles. The GO-4’s unique design makes them highly maneuverable making them essential for patrolling beyond the pylons and in the parking decks.
According to Andy Pruitt, Purdue’s Parking Facilities Coordinator, “We recently added two GO-4s and have already recognized exceptional gains for our department. Apart from the approachable aspect, these GO-4 vehicles are highly efﬁcient, saving our university 65% in fuel costs per month as compared to our other enforcement vehicles. The GO-4’s design aids in creating the desired environment; efficient, maneuverable, safe and different. I would highly recommend any of my colleagues to look into how these vehicles can fit into your operation”
He continued, “Purdue University strives to have its PEO’s be ambassadors for the University, exemplifying the Boiler Maker way. Westward’s GO-4 vehicles have been a valuable complement to the University’s parking operation and will continue to help its parking operation exceed its goals”.
About Westward Industries
Westward has a strong history of designing and manufacturing task-specific vehicles for use across cities, colleges and universities, healthcare campuses, corporate parking facilities, and more. Their GO-4 series of parking enforcement vehicles adapt to many environments, offering a cost-effective and functional solution to parking management department needs through license plate recognition and digital chalking, while offering flexibility and efficiency not offered with standard vehicles.
As one of the largest manufacturers of task-specific on road vehicles in North America, Westward is leading the industry with smart enforcement vehicle technology that will propel parking enforcement solutions into the future.
For more information, visit https://westwardindustries.com
Portsmouth International Airport at Pease, expands its Relationship with Mobile Smart City to provide Hectronic’s PARCS solution powered by Pango.
June 2020- After a very successful installation at their primary Airport Parking Facility, Portsmouth International Airport at Pease has made the decision to upgrade their overflow parking lot using Hectronic’s Access Control Solution now powered by Pango Mobile Payment and ALPR solution.
In September of 2019, Portsmouth International Airport at Pease chose Hectronic to install their HecTwin Access Control system in their newly designed Airport Parking Lot. The solution consisted of an Hectwin entrance units, two Hectwin exit units and three Citea Pay Stations taking all forms of payment and soon will offer mobile payment.
“The initial installation has exceeded our expectation of providing our patrons with a solution that is easy to use, offers a variety of payment options and has improved space availability,” comments Paul Breen, Airport Director.
Based on these results, Portsmouth International Airport at Pease has entered into an agreement with Mobile Smart City to provide their solution at their second lot on the airport grounds. “We are excited to update our patron parking facilities with both a new design and updated equipment from Mobile Smart City”, Paul added.
“Our HecTwin Access Control solution couple with its new partner Mobile Smart City provides a scalable feature rich/cost effective solution for lots and garages.”, states John J. Incandela, President and CEO at Mobile Smart City. “We look forward to our continued relationship with the Airport.”
For more information www.mobilesmart.city or call 1-844-726-4644.
Passport CEO Bob Youakim named one of the Top 50 SaaS CEOs of 2019
Passport’s top executive honored for leading company through explosive growth
Charlotte, N.C. (Sept. 6, 2019) — Each year, The Software Report releases a list of the top 50 CEOs who are leading some of the most successful software as a service (SaaS) companies. Passport’s CEO Bob Youakim was recognized for his leadership and secured a place on the 2019 list. Nominees were evaluated on integrity, intellect, drive, emotional intelligence, organizational culture and operational skill.
“It is an honor to be recognized among other talented SaaS leaders from Twilio, Zoom, Qualtrics and AvidXchange,” said Bob Youakim, Passport CEO. “This is a community of strong entrepreneurs who are building amazing teams that are shaping the future of our world through technology and we’re thrilled to be a part of it.”
The past 12 months have been monumental for Passport, with two major acquisitions – NuPark and Complus Data Innovations. Passport has successfully expanded into new markets with the company’s total client count nearing 1,000. Passport was also recognized by the Inc. 5000 for the second consecutive year as one of North America’s fastest growing companies and grew its headcount to more than 300 employees across the world.
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. 5000 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.
Complete Coach Works Completes Foothill Transit’s Rehab and Repaint Project
RIVERSIDE, CA – Complete Coach Works (CCW) is pleased to announce the completion of Foothill Transit’s project to rehab and repaint 30 artic buses.
The 60-foot-long buses have been repowered with new Cummins ISLG 320 horse power engines. Rebuilt Allison B500R Gen V transmissions were included on a as needed basis. In addition, work included an upgrade to the bus cooling system with the installation of a new all-electric EMP cooling package. Other components that were replaced include motor mounts, hose lines, fittings, alternators, and starters.
All necessary body work was repaired before each bus received a complete paint job. The buses were repainted with Foothill’s new logo and paint scheme. This is the second cosmetic rehab CCW has undertaken for Foothill. The new Foothill decal layout will continue to incorporate Foothill’s mountain peaks logo as a nod to its proximity to the San Gabriel Mountains. “The design reflects the agency’s commitment to sustainability and being green,” stated Roland Cordero, Foothill Transit’s Director of Maintenance and Vehicle Technology, in an earlier CCW press release.
Kevin O’Brien, General Sales Manager of CCW, commented that “It’s rewarding to know that our pioneering efforts and continued success in repowers are making an impact in the transportation industry and our environment. Complete Coach Works is honored to have been awarded this contract from Foothill Transit and to contribute to its goals of sustainability.”
The repower will significantly provide better performance and reliability. It will also reduce operating and maintenance costs. These savings will enable Foothill Transit to allocate more of its budget toward the growth and expansion of its services.
Complete Coach Works (CCW) is the largest U.S. bus remanufacturing and rehabilitation company and the leading provider of a vast array of transportation solutions with over 30 years of dedicated service in the transportation industry. CCW is a pioneer in the business and strives to continually provide cleaner air through innovative design and engineering, resulting in the world’s first and only remanufactured all-electric battery powered bus. Regardless of how small or large the job, CCW provides an exceptionally experienced team of over 350 experts, committed to customer service and satisfaction.
Foothill Transitis the largest municipal transit operator in Los Angeles County, second only in size to regional provider Metro. The agency operates 330 buses on 36 local and express routes that serve 327 square miles of the San Gabriel and Pomona Valley. Of the 330 buses, 315 are powered by compressed natural gas and 15 have fast-charge electric motors. Ridership is more than 48,000 a week or approximately 14 million a year.
For more information, please contact Brad Carson at (800) 287-7253 or e-mail email@example.com
Austin to launch upgraded mobile pay parking app, Park ATX
Paying to park will be easy with Passport-powered app
Austin, Texas (Feb. 25, 2019) — This week, the City of Austin is releasing an upgraded mobile pay parking app, Park ATX. Created by Passport, Park ATX allows drivers to pay for parking with their smartphones at more than 10,000 parking spots throughout the city.
Passport has been working with Austin since 2016 and managed the city’s previous mobile pay app, ParkX. Beginning this week, users will seamlessly switch to the new app, Park ATX. There will be no interruption in service and rates will stay the same, but there will be an improved user experience.
To use the app, drivers can download Park ATX at ParkATXapp.com and easily start a parking session. Users create an account with a payment method, choose a zone number, select the length of stay and enter license plate number and vehicle information. In addition to paying for parking, app users can:
Receive alerts when a parking session is about to end
Extend parking sessions remotely
Review parking history and receipts
“Austin has become a top U.S. tourist destination and we welcome visitors to our city to experience all that Austin has to offer,” said Jason Redfern, parking enterprise manager at the City of Austin. “With Park ATX, we are providing an easy way to pay for parking so people can spend less time looking for coins to pay the meter and more time enjoying live music, delicious barbecue and our city’s deep history.”
With the upgrade, the city has expanded to more than 500 parking zones. Drivers are encouraged to pay attention to new zone numbers, which can be found on the Park ATX signage throughout the city.
“The launch to Park ATX marks an important milestone for Austin, as drivers in the city can experience an upgraded parking experience,” said Damien Howley, vice president of client success at Passport. “With Passport’s parking technology, we’re also providing city and transportation leaders with valuable information to manage their parking ecosystem.”
Park ATX can be downloaded for free from the App Store or Google Play. Drivers can manage their parking and learn more at ParkATXapp.com.
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 600 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.