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The Parking Industry Expo and the Big Ten and Friends Parking and Transportation Conference, Announce Joint Event

November 14, 2022




The Parking Industry Expo and the Big Ten and Friends Parking and Transportation Conference, Announce Joint Event



The Parking Industry Expo and the Big Ten and Friends Parking and Transportation Conference are excited to announce that their joint 2023 conference events will be held on March 28-30 at the Schaumberg Convention Center, PIE Director Marcy Sparrow announced today.

The Big Ten and Friends will host 80 plus university parking, transit, and fleet leaders, who will be participating in the PIE seminars and exhibit hall along with university-specific programming.  A highlight will be a panel session featuring university transportation experts on Thursday, March 30. During this interactive session, the experts will share their stories and answer questions from attendees.

Big Ten and Friends Parking and Transportation Conference representative Ross Allanson, CAPP, CPP, Director of Parking & Transportation Services at the University of Minnesota, said that he was pleased that the two organizations could come together after they paused their Big Ten conference while the country responded to COVID-19.  Centrally located, Schaumburg, Illinois is an ideal location for a conference that brings together universities and colleges from across the nation.

The Parking Industry Expo is sponsored annually by Parking Today Magazine. In 2023, it will be held at the Schaumburg Convention Center adjacent to the Schaumburg Renaissance Hotel, a short 20-minute ride north of Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. The dates are March 28-30. For full information, log on to pieshow.parkingtoday.com

From Cloud Parking to Interactive Voice Assistants: Commend takes Parking Intercom to the Next Level at Intertraffic 2022

April 07, 2022




From Cloud Parking to Interactive Voice Assistants: Commend takes Parking Intercom to the Next Level at Intertraffic 2022



  • Cloud-powered intercom solution to support unattended parking in modern Smart Cities
  • Premiere of the world’s smallest intercom module that packs a powerful punch
  • Interactive Voice Assistant leverages AI technologies for car park customer support
  • Latest and greatest intercom innovations for Smart City applications
  • NEW Commend Stand location: HALL 10, STAND 207



Amsterdam  – The pandemic and the ominous restrictions that came with it may have limited personal interaction and made Intertraffic 2020 impossible. “But that didn’t slow down our creative drive,” says Dennis Krijgsman, Segmentmanager for T&I at Commend. “On the contrary, for us it was a tremendously creative time. We had our innovation engines running in high gear. That allowed us to push the technical frontier and take Traffic Intercom to new heights in functionality, convenience, business support and security.”

Visitors to the Commend stand at this year‘s Intertraffic will be treated to an innovation-loaded display of the latest and greatest products and concepts, all designed to raise the bar of help and safety in traffic related environments. Commend’s motto, “Giving cities a voice” brings everything together under the topic of urban mobility in networked Smart City environments. Highlights awaiting visitors at the Commend stand include:


Shifting into Smart Gear: Cloud-based Parking Intercom

Commend’s Cloud Parking intercom solution ties in perfectly with the dynamic concept of Smart Cities. Designed for small-sized unattended car parks, it takes trusted Commend communication management to the level of ultimate Cloud-native efficiency, convenience and security. There is no need for a server or receiving stations, as calls can be handled conveniently in a browser or on a mobile smart device. This makes Commend Cloud Parking the most cost-effective solution to date when it comes to remotely handling parking customer calls.



“Hey IVY!”: Interactive Voice Assistant for Parking Customer Support

For service desk staff at a car park, answering customer calls can be a time consuming affair. Not any more, thanks to IVY, Commend’s cutting-edge Interactive Voice Assistant for parking customer support. Powered by latest AI speech processing technology, IVY can answer frequent customer requests to relieve human staff. Based on her speech analystics, she can even detect and prioritise emergency calls, route them to first responders and raise alarms. More at https://symphony.commend.com/en/digital-assistant.html



im3: The World’s Smallest IP Intercom Module

Combining, switching and routing of audio/video connections with full Commend Intercom power has never been easier to accommodate. Whether fitted into gate posts or pay-on-foot machines, powering emergency help points or serving in other off-street and on-street traffic environments – Commend’s brand-new IP-based im3 Module fits virtually everywhere and ties in seamlessly with Smart City networks. When it comes to IP Intercom, the Commend im3 proves how small can be incredibly powerful.



Commend Smart City Soluions: Trusted Communication, Urban Style

From smart street lights to talking cameras, intelligent bollard intercom and many other useful help and safety features, Commend innovations bring information feeds and communication lines to urban public environments to smarten up cities.




About Commend

Commend is passionate about innovating and perfecting communication and security technology. For more than 50 years Commend has been translating this passion into Intercom and Public Address solutions that customers can always trust to support and protect their business, reputation, assets and even lives. The customer’s voice, needs and trust are the key inspiration for all that Commend does, from research and production to installation and aftersales services. The result are high-class products that are built around the customer’s requirements to serve their specific business and safety needs – whether in road tunnels, on  loud and dirty factory floors or in antiseptically clean healthcare and production facilities, on ships, yachts or trains, and in places from car parks to office buildings and Smart Cities. All this is made possible by over 500 passionate individuals that work together as one across Commend’s worldwide support network, dedicated to ensuring that this corporate mission is acted upon. For further information visit www.commend.com.



For more information please contact:

Commend International

Joerg Weisser, Marketingleitung

[p] +43 662 85 62 25 272

[m] +43 664 51 60 142

[e] j.weisser@commend.com


APC Hospitality LLC announces a new affiliate of APC Security Services, Inc and Salvatore Ingui as a Regional Director 

December 14, 2021


APC Hospitality LLC announces a new affiliate of APC Security Services, Inc and Salvatore Ingui as a Regional Director






CEO & Founder of APC Hospitality LLC, Ellis M. Dumont proudly announces a new affiliate, APC Security Services, Inc. and the addition of Salvatore Ingui as Regional Director.


APC Security Services holds significant importance in the APC Hospitality brand of services.  SORA certified security officers, licensed with the ability to bring a unparalleled level of security and hospitality will enhance the APC portfolio.  Gate, lobby, front desk administration, campus and facility surveillance services in commercial, luxury residential, medical, university, hotel/resort, and events accounts will be handled with the APC WAY with professionalism and hospitality.


Sal Ingui will lead this new undertaking. Prior to retiring from the NJ State Troopers, Sal held the rank of F.O.S. Executive Officer.  Sal joins the APC Hospitality team where his expertise and leadership abilities will enhance this new venture.  Sal can be reached directly at 973-857-2008 x120 or singui@apchospitality.com.


APC Hospitality is the renowned leading provider of hospitality solutions in both the Northeast and Southeast.


TKH Security has been Selected to Deliver an Unparalleled Parking Experience at Abbott Northwestern Hospital

October 06, 2021




TKH Security has been Selected to Deliver an Unparalleled Parking Experience at Abbott Northwestern Hospital



CHESHIRE, CT – October 6, 2021 – TKH Security (formerly Park Assist) has been awarded the Parking Guidance System (PGS) contract for Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, MN. Abbott Northwestern Hospital, part of the Allina Health network, is the largest private hospital in the Twin Cities and is recognized nationally and locally for its exceptional expertise and care. As part of the Abbott Northwestern Hospital Campus Revitalization Program, Allina Health is building a new transportation hub and adding two additional parking levels to its existing facility, totaling 2,742 parking spaces. Intending to maximize its parking assets on campus, enhance security, and improve the customer experience, Allina Health has elected to implement TKH Security’s camera-based M4 System.

Allina Health originally considered installing a level-count system. However, after learning about TKH Security’s parking guidance technology and how its intelligent infrastructure and unique integrations could enhance the hospital’s overall operation, Allina Health chose to deploy the M4 single-space PGS. In addition to the smart-sensors, Abbott Northwestern Hospital’s installation will include TKH Security’s LCD- NAV and VMS-NAV wayfinding signage and several exclusive software modules: Park Surveillance™, Park Alerts™, and Park Finder™.

TKH Security’s proprietary M4 PGS and digital wayfinding signage offer each patient, visitor, and employee unparalleled guidance from garage entry to exit. The entryway LCD-NAV sign provides advanced, customizable, real-time data as drivers arrive at the facility, immediately directing them to levels that have available parking.

The in-aisle, state-of-the-art VMS-NAV signs display a vast array of continuously updated occupancy data, empowering visitors to make informed on-the-spot decisions. The VMS-NAV offers operators a flexible navigation solution that can broadcast an expansive set of dynamic digital messages beyond simple counts with split-screen, scrolling, and toggling capabilities.

As wayfinding signage guides drivers on their journey, TKH Security’s M4 smart-sensors enhance the guidance experience by indicating which specific spaces are available or occupied using color-coded red (occupied) and green (available) LED lights, helping to remove stress and uncertainty from the parking experience while increasing garage efficiency.

The Park Alerts and Park Surveillance integrations help increase control, security, and safety in the garage. Allina Health was particularly interested in how TKH Security’s surveillance technology could enrich the facility’s existing camera installation. Park Surveillance enables the M4 sensors to capture streaming video of any activity in or around parking bays. With unobstructed views of each parking bay and the space between vehicles, this serves as a reliable and proven deterrent of theft and other criminal behaviors. In addition, the Park Alerts software extension further enhances garage control, empowering parking management to set automated time and license plate-based rules and alerts. These alerts enable operations staff to enforce policies and remain informed about parking abuse/violations within the garage.

As patients, visitors, and staff return to the garage, the Find Your Car™ vehicle locator enables them to quickly and easily pinpoint their car. By entering all or part of their license plate number into the Park Finder system, guests are guided to the exact space where their car is parked, increasing customer satisfaction and decreasing the time spent exiting the facility.

“This exciting project reflects the importance of a camera-based PGS on a healthcare operation that depends on providing an elevated customer experience while maximizing the features to enhance the parking and security operation.” Said Jeff Sparrow, Regional Account Manager.

Construction on the site is already underway and the M4 System is expected to be installed in Q1-Q2 of 2022.

About TKH Security

TKH Security specializes in the development of smart electronic security, safety, and parking guidance systems. With over 25 years of experience, we offer complete solutions for Parking Guidance, Parking Facility Management, Security Management, Access Control, Video Management, Intrusion Detection, Intercom, Surveillance, and Asset & Site Management. We are always looking for innovative solutions for the market with a focus on creative, flexible and open architecture integration. Recently merging with seven companies (Park Assist, ParkEyes, Aasset Security, Flexsposure, Key Processor, Siqura, and VDG) TKH Security has a strong position in North America, Australia, Europe, and multiple offices all over the world. TKH Security is a member of TKH Group NV.


Fleet Advantage: Today’s Transportation Industry Offering More Gender-Diverse Career Opportunities 

May 10, 2021







Fleet Advantage: Today’s Transportation Industry Offering More Gender-Diverse Career Opportunities 



A year ago, when the Covid-19 pandemic first hit the U.S., millions of jobs were wiped out, particularly among women who found themselves back home and coordinating everything from elderly parent medical issues along with additional home-school activities for kids who were also sheltered at home. 


A year later we have made great strides to bring back many of these jobs in a variety of roles and industries. While many women are also just now starting to look where to resume their careers, some of their best opportunities might just be found in industries that have traditionally been filled by a predominantly male labor pool. 


Transportation Has Previously Been Male Dominated 

Industries like trucking and transportation, automotive and aerospace have traditionally offered careers that have been filled predominantly by men. Sectors that have traditionally offered a larger pool of jobs for women, such as hospitality, travel and catering, have been particularly hit hard by the pandemic.  


It is time women look at industries like trucking and transportation to advance or restart their careers, especially since these industries look vastly different from just a few short years ago.   


There remains a significant shortage of drivers in the trucking industry. Women could have a significant impact in helping to reduce the driver shortage, and more companies are looking to hire more women to fill these roles. According to a 2019 report by the American Trucking Association (ATA), the industry was short roughly 60,000 drivers in 2018, up nearly 20% from the prior-year estimate of just over 50,000. The ATA warns that if current trends hold, the shortage could swell to over 160,000 by 20281. Driver opportunities abound for women, in addition to a plethora of other career potential. 


New Growth Potential for Gender-Diversity 

Gender-diverse opportunities are growing every day inside the corporations that operate within the trucking industry. Today, the transportation industry has shed its years-ago perception that it was filled with old men driving dirty trucks. The trucks themselves are now state-of-the-art in many cases, and the companies that oversee a multitude of operations are brimming with careers in fields such as finance, asset management, procurement, legal, technology, data and analytics. 


Women in particular are playing a leading role in shaping the technology that’s being used to advance today’s transportation industry.    


Technology, Finance, Data Analytics Roles 

At Fleet Advantage I’ve played an integral part in the development of the company’s Life Cycle Cost Management (LCCM) Software within the company’s technology platform ATLAAS Unified (Advanced Truck Life Cycle Administrative Analytics Software). This module helps our customers identify and optimize the ideal time for replacing their aging trucks with newer, more efficient units.  


The opportunity to build a professional career leveraging my expertise in data and analytics was exactly what I hoped for, but I didn’t initially think I’d find it in the transportation industry. Forward-thinking companies in the industry see the value in this type of gender-diverse skillset, where my ongoing analysis, reporting and statistical modeling helps the company provide custom analytic reports for our clients and bank partners to examine cost metrics and to establish an optimal fleet modernization strategy. 


I initially began my career within the consumer goods sector, but quickly realized my skillsets were better suited for a B2B industry such as transportation where advanced business intelligence and data analytics are being leveraged to help large enterprise-level companies make decisions that improve their bottom line. 


A growing number of companies in the trucking and transportation industry are realizing the unique skillsets that women offer. Organizations like Women In Trucking also have been instrumental in advocating for women to learn more about opportunities in the industry. 


The mission of Women In Trucking is simply to increase the ranks of women working in the industry,” said Ellen Voie, CAE, PDC for the Women in Trucking Association, Inc. Companies who recognize the importance of gender diversity have proven to experience greater net returns, but more importantly, they make a focused effort to attract, retain and promote women. 


America’s economy needs the transportation system more than ever today. As more gender-diverse career paths open up inside transportation companies, these organizations will unlock even more potential for growth through the advancement and empowerment of a more diverse workforce. 


About The Author: Jackie Jacobs is Senior Fleet Transaction Analyst and Project Manager for Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing and lifecycle cost management. For more information visit www.FleetAdvantage.com 



1: https://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/news/2020/03/01/why-women-are-critical-to-the-future-of-trucking.html  

EVs, Parking and the Future – ParkNews.biz April 27th – May 3rd, 2021

May 03, 2021



EVs, Parking and the Future – ParkNews.biz April 27th – May 3rd, 2021



“The world isn’t split into good people and Death Eaters.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix



This week on ParkNews.biz there is an article from Streetblog and then reposed by ggwash, May 3, 2021 – How EV chargers intersect with parking reform.

The piece written by Kea Wilson, engages Billy Grayson, director of the Urban Land Institute’s Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance and our friend Tony Jordan, president of the Parking Reform Network.  Both of these gentlemen are passionate about minimizing the land devoted to private car storage and parking minimums.

Therefore, Tony Jordan says: “It’s under-appreciated for sure that EV charging policy is parking policy. At the end of the day, Biden’s plan is really just giving people money to upgrade their parking. Hopefully it won’t be used to build new parking, but we don’t know that for sure yet.”

Billy Grayson says: “From a climate perspective, the best car is no car at all. Creating walkable, bikeable, transit-rich neighborhoods should still be our number one priority, and for every dollar we invest into EV charging, we should be investing at least $1.50 into those modes. But in those cases where we’ve made the decision that it’s still important to provide car infrastructure, then yes — we should make sure those cars are electric.”

How does all of it affects the parking industry?

This past week, this press release came from LAZ: April 29, 2021 – LAZ Parking Announces New Electric Vehicle Charging Program to Install 500 New Charging Stations at Locations Nationwide.  – “As part of this new initiative, 500 Tesla Connectors will be rolled out nationwide at LAZ locations” LAZ Chairman and CEO Alan Lazowski said:  “This initiative recognizes the rapid growth of the electric vehicle market and positions our clients to meet the fast-growing demand for charging stations. At the same time, it provides clients with a way to implement these upgrades at a significantly reduced cost while benefitting from the revenue generated from the use of chargers.”

What decision does a woman like me make if she ponders buying a new car?  To buy an electric car, a hybrid car, to keep my old gas eater SUV and stick to buying what I know best and that is particular luxury purses?  The latter are pricy but so simple and they actually appreciate in value.

Gas prices are going up.  In Los Angeles, the average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline rose on Saturday for the 8th day in the row.  Our prices are the highest since they have been on Nov 10th, 2019.  Saturday’s average price was $4.084 – that is 85.2 cents higher than the beginning of the year (source – NBC Los Angeles).

My head is spinning from all of this.  In the olden days, I didn’t have to worry if to buy an electric or a gas car.  It was all so simple.  Now, I have to be environmentally correct, politically correct and correct period.  Alas when I bought my SUV years ago, the only correctness needed was fixing with what works for me and my needs.  And that is what I miss about the good olden days: the middle.   Not right, not wrong, but fitting me and the ones around me.   Not black nor white but in shades of different colors in between.

Have a wonderful new week.


Astrid Ambroziak

Editor, ParkNews.biz

Creative Director

Parking Today

310 390 5277 ext 9







Endera Adds Andrew Rodriguez As Vice President, Software Operations

April 27, 2021

Endera Adds Andrew Rodriguez As Vice President, Software Operations


SAN DIEGO, CA – Endera, a technology company specializing in all-electric commercial vehicles, charging infrastructure and telematic software solutions, today announced the addition of Andrew Rodriguez as Vice President of Software Operations.

As Vice President of Software Operations, Rodriguez will be responsible for software management and operations to ensure Endera’s telematics platform and products meet the needs of our customers and ensure positive business results.

Andrew Rodriguez, Vice President of Software Operations

Andrew Rodriguez, Vice President of Software Operations

“At Endera, we are hyper-focused on innovation and are excited to have Andrew to create, implement, and manage custom software that is aligned with our vision and can anticipate our evolving pace.” said Todd Harman, President of Endera. “His extensive software implementation experience with client-facing software applications will be a true asset to us, and more importantly to Endera’s customers.”

Rodriguez is an accomplished software manager and integrator of client facing applications and has overseen implementation of dozens of software with thousands of users.

“Endera is the epitome of innovation, cares about the environment and leverages technology to raise the bar in electric transportation. To be part of this team is truly an incredible opportunity and I’m excited about what’s to come for me personally, and for Endera,” said Andrew Rodriguez, Vice President of Software Development at Endera.

Over the last decade, Rodriguez has spent his career developing custom client-facing software applications, specializing in software that increases internal and external efficiencies. With expertise in software as a service and managing people and technology, he’s spent his career creating dependable, feedback-driven solutions for industries that were not digitally managed.

Rodriguez created an online web portal that drew 8,000 unique users in the first year of use with minimal interruption to time-sensitive invoice delivery, review and payment, critical to the industry. He’s delivered self-service setup and training protocol, documentation and materials for three separate softwares, increasing training efficiency by 75% and reducing internal user support required by nearly half for over 20,000 unique users.

Rodriguez has spent his career conceptualizing and implementing software that’s effective for users at every skill set, ensuring everyone has a voice in the development cycle. He champions the user experience and is passionate about end-to-end user relations, bridging the gap between user feedback and customer support at all levels of the software experience. Rodriguez holds a Bachelors of Science from California Polytechnic State University.

About Endera

Endera is a technology company specializing in all-electric commercial vehicles, charging infrastructure and telematic software solutions. Endera provides vehicle design, customization and a suite of technology designed to optimize fleet operations. Made in America, Endera delivers one of the lowest total costs of ownership over other commercial electric vehicles and provides sustainable solutions that rival its fossil fuel counterparts in price, technology, longevity, profitability and service. To learn more, visit www.enderamotors.com.

Written By Kristin Ludwick

PARKPLUS: Automated Robotic Parking Surges in New York City

April 26, 2021






PARKPLUS: Automated Robotic Parking Surges in New York City


Over 100 Automated Parking spaces completed in recent months.



New York, NY  – The demand for robotic valet parking systems in the United States has intensified as developers and users continue to enjoy the substantial benefits provided by automated parking. This trend is demonstrated by the recent completion of four new fully automated parking systems in Manhattan, all with technology made in the USA, the PARKPLUS AGV Automated Parking system.


Electric Vehicle Integration with Automated Robotic Parking Systems

An emerging trend towards electric vehicle adoption is prevalent in automated parking systems: all the PARKPLUS AGV systems in New York include an increasing number of dedicated EV-charging parking spaces. EV Charging in parking garages is rapidly becoming the new standard across the nation as we witness code adoptions that mandate new and evolving EV provision requirements. PARKPLUS is assisting developers across the United States meet these and other electric vehicle requirements.


Jardim by Isay Weinfeld

Jardim is an 11-story luxury condominium in Chelsea, New York, developed by Centaur Properties and Greyscale Development Group, and designed by Isay Weinfeld. Thirty-six residences are distributed across two towers which surround two lush gardens on a shared base, a rare garden amenity in New York City. The building is equipped with a 38-space PARKPLUS AGV Automated Parking System on a subterranean level. Drivers approach the automated parking system through a brick-vaulted private drive for sheltered pick-ups and drop-offs. The driveway connects West 27th and 28th Streets and leads directly to the lobby, which has floor to ceiling windows looking onto the private gardens. Initially installed with 4 Electric Vehicle charging stations, the automated parking garage is now being expanded to include 20 charging stations to meet the growing demand.



Greenwich West at 110 Charlton St.

Greenwich West is a 27-story luxury condominium in Greenwich Village, New York, developed by Strategic Capital, Cape Advisors and Forum Absolute Partners. The tapered tower provides multiple residential terraces and a rooftop garden terrace for all residents. Much like Jardim, Greenwich West offers a viewing garden in the courtyard, with planted walls reaching up to 18 feet, providing a backdrop to the lobby and lounge. The building is equipped with a 30-space PARKPLUS AGV Automated Parking system on 1 subterranean level and 4 upper levels. The automated parking garage is serviced by two loading bays, with direct access to the lobby.



111 Varick St.

111 Varick Street is a towering 30-story luxury condominium in Hudson Square, one of New York City’s most rapidly evolving neighborhoods. Developed by Extended and designed by S9 Architecture, the sculpture-like building features a bold and distinctive undulating precast concrete façade. The building is equipped with a 20-space PARKPLUS AGV Automated Parking system on 2 upper levels. The automated parking garage is well positioned, providing direct access to the Holland Tunnel. Half of the automated parking spaces have EV charging, an entire level of the garage.



520 West 28 by Zaha Hadid

Designed by world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid, the condos at 520 West 28th Street in the heart of West Chelsea leave an indelible mark upon Manhattan’s visual landscape. Developed by Related Companies, the iconic building is comprised of 39 distinctive residences directly on the High Line. 520 W 28 by Zaha Hadid features a unique combination of lifestyle services and amenities and is equipped with a 40-space PARKPLUS AGV Automated Parkingsystem on 2 subterranean levels, integrated with a 20-pod PARKPLUS automated storage system. Related Companies’ 70 Vestry is also equipped with a 40-space PARKPLUS AGV Automated Parking System on 2 subterranean levels. 70 Vestry, designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects with interiors and amenities by AD100 designer Daniel Romualdez, was developed on Tribeca’s last undeveloped waterfront site with unobstructed, panoramic Hudson River views.


“At Related we anticipate the needs of our residents and tenants to provide the ultimate lifestyle,” said Greg Gushee, Executive Vice President of Related Companies. “Automated robotic parking offers ease and convenience, with a safe and efficient way for residents to store their cars while minimizing the space needed on-site.”



Maximized ROI Through Reduced Parking Footprint

Automated parking systems maximize a development’s return on investment with a reduced parking footprint and better building flow, for more revenue generating space. Construction costs and schedules, and operational overheads, are reduced through implementation of the robotic systems, which include multiple improvements in a project’s safety, security and sustainability. These benefits, coupled with the aversion to public transportation and the rise in single ridership caused by Coronavirus pandemic, have accelerated the adoption of automated robotic parking systems in the United States, as people begin returning to New York City.



PARKPLUS is the leading provider of Automated and Mechanical Stacked Parking Systems. Established in Queens, New York in 1969, PARKPLUS designs, manufactures, installs & services multi-level mechanical parking lift car stackers and automated robotic parking garages throughout the United States. Visit www.parkplusinc.com for more.



For more information or images, contact: Matt Macris

Phone: +1-213-808-7453

Email: matthew.macris@parkplusinc.com

Miami Marlins Team Up with Miami Parking Authority and PayByPhone for a Better Parking Experience

April 12, 2021

Miami Marlins Team Up with Miami Parking Authority and PayByPhone for a Better Parking Experience



VANCOUVER, BC –  – Just in time for opening day, PayByPhone, a leading global provider of mobile parking payment solutions, announced today, it will partner with the Miami Marlins and Miami Parking Authority to provide baseball fans with Free Flow Parking at Marlins Park for the 2021 season.

This frictionless parking system was designed prior to the COVID19 pandemic to mitigate traffic and congestion around the ballpark and its urban setting. Event attendees parking a vehicle at Marlins Park will use the vehicle’s license plate as the credential for parking. Vehicles will not be validated at the entrance to parking facilities through payment collection or parking pass scan. All vehicles will instead enter a parking garage or lot, subject to space availability, and proceed without validation at entrance to an available parking spot. Event attendees with a parking pass will register their vehicle’s license plate ahead of or upon arrival via ParkWhiz. All other event attendees will register their vehicle’s license plate and pay on site using the PayByPhone mobile payment App.  Vehicles in parking facilities will be validated during the event based on the registration status of each vehicle’s license plate. Enforcement will be managed by Miami Parking Authority, within the four garages and six surface lots encompassing 5,600 parking spaces.

“The Marlins’ parking operations had a vision to introduce safe and frictionless parking to the venue while increasing mobility,” said PayByPhone CEO Roamy Valera. “We have worked closely with the Miami Parking Authority and we are thrilled to be chosen as the team’s parking solution provider.”

A significant benefit to implementing this mode of parking at Marlins Park is the safety and health advantages of frictionless, free flow parking. Expected ingress times for busy games and events to be reduced by 60% as a result of implementing Free Flow Parking at Marlins Park. Cost to park at the venue will be $15 Monday to Friday, $20 Sat- Sunday, and Marquee Games $25.

The City of Miami’s Major League Baseball Team has won two World Series championships as a wild card team in 1997 and 2003. Its season opener against the Tampa Bay Rays, April 1st, @ 4:10pm.

PayByPhone is a hassle-free solution for over 35 million registered 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, https://www.mlb.com/marlins/ballpark/transportation/parking

About PayByPhone
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.

Fleet Advantage’s John Flynn Receives Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine’s Pros to Know Award for Third Consecutive Year 

March 22, 2021






Fleet Advantage’s John Flynn Receives Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine’s Pros to Know Award for Third Consecutive Year 





Flynn recognized for Providing Supply and Demand Chain Industry Transformation Through Data-Driven Asset Management Solutions 




FORT LAUDERDALE (March 19, 2021) – Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in fleet data analytics, fleet financing solutions, and lifecycle cost management (LCCM) today announced its CEO, John Flynn, has been named to the Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine’s list of 2021 Pros to Know in the supply chain industry for the third consecutive year. 


Supply & Demand Chain Executive?magazine is the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation. The Pros to Know Award recognizes outstanding executives whose accomplishments offer a roadmap for other leaders looking to leverage supply chain for competitive advantage. This year’s list includes individuals and teams who have helped supply chain clients and the supply chain community at large prepare to meet many of today’s—and tomorrow’s—challenges. 


John Flynn is recognized for the significant impact he’s made in the finance and transportation industries for over three decades. Through his distinctive ability to transform the legacy thinking of supply chain executives, Flynn has had a direct part in reshaping the way the supply chain organizations manage and operate their transportation fleets. Flynn is admired for his financial wisdom while using data and analytics-driven asset management solutions to lower the total cost of ownership ,which ultimately increases productivity for those in the supply chain, affecting the bottom line. 


Specifically this year, the global supply chain was drastically affected by COVID-19. Even though the demand for loads increased, shipping rates dropped, placing further financial strain on these organizations and their bottom line.  


To help alleviate supply chain organizations of financial strains, Flynn led the Fleet Advantage team in its development of a Sale-Leaseback program. With the Sales-Leaseback program, the organization can select the assets from their fleet that are older models, which are inefficient and more unreliable, and Fleet Advantage will purchase those assets and lease them back to the fleet for an interim period until they can transition to new equipment.  


“While many companies have struggled to re-gain their footing as a result of COVID-19, this year’s Pros to Know winners stepped up to the plate to deliver innovative solutions and programs in a time of crisis and need. These winners collaborated, optimized, developed, educated and played a critical role in the survival and success of their company amid a global pandemic,” says Marina Mayer, Editor-in-Chief of Supply & Demand Chain Executive and Food Logistics. “I am honored to recognize these individuals and teams, and extend my utmost gratitude to everyone in the supply chain industry for their time, efforts and innovations to keep our nation’s supply chains afloat.” 


About Supply & Demand Chain Executive 

Supply & Demand Chain Executive is the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, utilizing hard-hitting analysis, viewpoints and unbiased case studies to steer executives and supply management professionals through the complicated, yet critical, world of supply and demand chain enablement to gain competitive advantage. Visit us on the web at www.SDCExec.com. 


About Fleet Advantage 

Fleet Advantage has over $1 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.? In 2018, Fleet Advantage was ranked the 9th Top Private Independent from Monitor Daily; and 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.


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