New and Improved ParkBoston app, Powered by ParkMobile, Launches Today
Current ParkBoston users will need to immediately update the app to continue making mobile parking payments in the city.
BOSTON, MA – August 15, 2022 – ParkMobile, the #1 parking app in North America, announced today the official launch of the new and improved ParkBoston app. In partnership with the City of Boston’s Transportation Department, the upgraded ParkBoston app replaces the previous version, which will no longer work as of today. All current ParkBoston users will need to immediately update their app to the new version to continue making mobile parking payments in the city. Updating the app is a quick and easy process that takes less than one minute.
The new ParkBoston app allows people to easily pay for parking right from their mobile device in over 7,000 spots across the city, as well as any location in North America where ParkMobile is accepted. Additionally, people who already have the ParkMobile app can now use that app to pay for parking in Boston, providing more options for residents and visitors.
The new ParkBoston app offers new advanced features to improve the user experience, including a map view to locate nearby spaces, the “Find My Car” feature that navigates a user back to their parked vehicle, mobile alerts when a parking session is about to expire, and new payment options like Apple Pay and Google Pay.
“Together with ParkMobile, we are thrilled to officially launch the new and improved ParkBoston app, making it even easier for our residents and visitors to pay for parking all over the city,” said Jascha Franklin-Hodge, Chief of Streets for the City of Boston. “With an enhanced design and innovative new features, the updated ParkBoston app creates a more seamless parking experience for those who choose to drive.”
The ParkBoston app is available for both iPhone and Android devices or can be accessed on a mobile web browser athttps://park.boston.gov/. To pay for parking using the new ParkBoston app, users will create an account, enter the zone number posted on the stickers and signs around the parking spot, choose the duration of time they wish to park, and touch the “start parking” button. Users can easily extend the time of their parking session in the app, so they don’t have to run back to feed the meter.
“After months in development in close collaboration with the City of Boston, we are excited to introduce the new ParkBoston app,” says Jeff Perkins, CEO of ParkMobile. “This launch expands our presence in the New England region, giving our large base of 38 million users more locations where they can use our apps to quickly and easily make a mobile parking payment. We are excited to continue to grow our presence in Massachusetts with several new cities launching very soon.”
About ParkMobile: ParkMobile, LLC is the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America, using a contactless approach to help millions of people easily find, reserve, and pay for parking on their mobile devices. In 2021, ParkMobile became part of the Swedish-based EasyPark Group. The company’s technology is used in thousands of locations across the country, including 8 of the top 10 cities as well as college campuses, airports, and stadiums. People can use ParkMobile solutions to quickly pay for on-street and off-street parking without having to use a meter or kiosk. Additionally, ParkMobile offers parking reservations at stadium venues for concerts and sporting events. Reservations are also available in metro area garages, allowing people to drive into the city without having to worry about finding parking. ParkMobile has been named to the Inc. 5000, Deloitte Fast 500, Smart Cities Connect “Smart 50,” and the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Top Workplaces. Additionally, the company won the 2022 Stevie Awards for Best Mobile On-Demand Application. For more information, visit ParkMobile.io or @ParkMobile on Twitter.
About the Boston Transportation Department: About the Boston Transportation Department: The Boston Transportation Department’s vision is for Boston’s streets to be safe, multimodal, and inclusive. The team plans, builds, maintains, and operates roads across the City of Boston. For more information about their work, visit boston.gov/transportation or @BostonBTD on Twitter.
ParkMobile Contact: Mark Lister, SVP of Marketing, email@example.com
ParkBoston Contact: Carla Tankle, Streets Cabinet for Boston Transportation Department, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kevin Uhlenhaker, Founder of NuPark, joins Automotus’ Board of Advisors
Kevin Uhlenhaker, Co-Founder & CEO of NuPark (Acquired by Passport Labs), has joined the Automotus Board of Advisor. Kevin has been a leader in the parking & mobility industry for nearly 20 years, working with leading technologies and organizations to help drive impactful innovation for municipalities and universities across the US.
Automotus, a mobility-focused video analytics company based out of Los Angeles, helps cities tackle their increasingly complex curbside demand with insights and automations critical for managing their shifting parking and mobility landscape. Kevin joins Donald Shoup, Glenn Derry, and John Zimmerman on the Automotus advisory board, bringing additional industry and technology expertise to help the company on its mission of creating more accessible and equitable urban mobility.
“I’m incredibly excited to be working closely with the Automotus team. Curb space has become increasingly chaotic in recent years due to the growing number of stakeholders, and the Automotus solution is uniquely positioned to help tackle this problem head-on,” said Kevin Uhlenhaker. He also added, “their team’s drive and technology is already impressive, and I’m looking forward to helping the team during this next phase of growth.”
Kevin spent years at T2 Systems, and later ParkingSoft, before founding NuPark in 2013. He served as the CEO of NuPark for five years until Passport Labs acquired the company. Upon leaving Passport Labs, Kevin founded SLS Insights to provide technology and management consulting to the parking and mobility industry.
“Having Kevin on board is an amazing boost to our growing team. His knowledge of the space and the challenges that parking officials face today is incredibly rare. He is a true problem solver and we are looking forward to collaborating with him for many years to come,” added Jordan Justus, CEO of Automotus.
Automotus was founded in 2017 by Jordan Justus and Harris Lummis to help communities more easily understand and manage their shifting mobility landscapes, specifically at the curb. They are a Techstars-backed company serving cities across the US, Italy, France, and Austria.
Automotus is building a world where people spend more time where they want to be and less time getting there. The company’s technology empowers communities to measure all forms of mobility, craft data-driven policies, and ensure compliance from all stakeholders. Automotus can be found online at www.automotus.co.
TravelCar celebrates one year of partnership with Air France
TravelCar, an Air France partner since July 2018, makes life easier for travelers on their way to the airport with a parking reservation platform.
TravelCar, an innovative partner for Air France customers
Since airfrance.travelcar.com, Air France customers access quickly and in real time more than 4000 parking offers in 330 airports and cities served by the French airline, in France and internationally.
This platform materializes the privileged alliance between the leader of parking reservation and Air France. Whether for a leisure or business trip, Air France customers have access to a simple and intuitive offer that meets their needs. With just a few clicks, anyone can quickly book the offer of their choice to save time and leave light-hearted.
“TravelCar and its simplified customer pathway are an ideal solution to offer car parks in all the cities served by Air France. We are very satisfied with this new partner which has greatly improved the customer experience since the launch in July 2018”
explains Delphine Barault, Head of Business Development & Commercial Partnerships at Air France
The car parks offered by TravelCar are secure, at attractive prices and offer many value-added services to travelers: airport shuttle, valet service, 24/7 customer service, gas fill up, washing, emptying, etc.
Air France customers benefit from a tailor-made, innovative and unique offer before, during and after their flight.
Travelling more serenely
Getting to the airport requires some organization and it is stressful for travelers to find the ideal mobility solution and the best value for money. If the journey is not anticipated beforehand, it can represent a substantial budget item. In order to improve the travel experience, TravelCar and Air France have set up this partnership to allow users to easily book a parking space at the airport and in more than 330 cities served by Air France.
“Gaining the trust of a major airline like Air France was a real challenge! We are delighted today to have brought together on the same platform all parking solutions that can meet the needs of Air France’s business and leisure customers in more than 60 countries,” adds Elodie Picand, Head of Marketing at TravelCar
TravelCar is the only platform in the world to reference all parking solutions that exist: official airport car parks, valet parking solutions, parking around airports served by shuttles, hotel car parks …
With a wide range of parking spaces ranging from the most economical to the most premium, TravelCar simplifies passenger mobility and covers most of their needs. This innovative service is available in the 22 busiest airports in France and provides support for travelers on their journeys. Since its creation, TravelCar has grown steadily and established partnerships around the world. TravelCar now boasts more than 1.5 million active users in more than 60 countries with a network of 2,000 car parks and more than 5,000 tour operator partners around the world.
Founded in 2012, TravelCar is revolutionizing mobility for travelers. Agile and dynamic, TravelCar has quickly become the worldwide leader for parking solution due to its unique and innovative booking platform which allows users to search and book parking options at airports, train stations, sea ports, and city-centers. Travelers looking for parking can easily compare prices, view locations on a map, read reviews and more in order to choose the offer best for them. In addition to traditional paid parking offers, TravelCar also developed a sustainable and eco-responsible parking solution allowing car owners to save money on parking fees by renting out their car to other travelers while they are away. Available in 30 languages and with a strong network of 5,000 plus partners, TravelCar has more than one million and a half active users and continues to grow since its acquisition by PSA Group.
For more information: www.travelcar.com