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The University of Delaware announces Neil Werner as the Director of Parking and Transportation Services

September 30, 2021


The University of Delaware announces Neil Werner as the Director of Parking and Transportation Services



The University of Delaware is pleased to announce Neil Werner as the Director of Parking and Transportation Services.  Neil comes to UD from Stony Brook University in New York.

In addition to budget responsibilities and 75 staff members, Neil will oversee the shuttle bus system, motor pool, vehicle maintenance and medical transport under Transportation Services. Parking Services oversight will include permit sales, enforcement, lot maintenance, and event parking.

The University of Delaware has  23,600 students, manages 10,600 parking spaces, three multi-use garages,  and runs 11 buses on 5 routes daily.




September 27, 2021







Southfield, MI (September 27, 2021)—Rich & Associates, the world’s oldest firm dedicated solely to parking design, planning, and management, announced today that Phase 1 of the SoMa district development has been completed with the construction of 6-story mixed-use parking structure. Rich & Associates, as consultants to lead architects Neumann/Smith Architecture, served as parking consultant and structural engineer for the 213,099 square foot parking structure, which offers 591 parking spaces with office, retail, and restaurant space occupying the ground level.


“This project will transform the SoMo district of Midtown Detroit, and we are proud to have played a key role in its development,” said David Rich, Vice President of Rich & Associates. “The SoMa parking structure represents a 20-year collaboration between Neumann/Smith Architecture and Rich & Associates that includes the successful completion of 12 parking structures.”


About Rich & Associates

Rich & Associates (R&A) is the nation’s foremost parking consulting firm, providing customized solutions for every type of parking need.  Founded in 1963, Rich & Associates’ industry-leading role as planners, designers, developers, and operators comes from our focused expertise in the ever-changing field of parking and mobility. In keeping with our founding principles, we provide innovative approaches to all aspects of parking. Working as a cohesive team, while partnering with our clients, we deliver quality services and successful customized solutions to meet the unique needs of each parking project. Rich & Associates can be found online at www.richassoc.com.


Separating Privilege from Entitlement – ParkNews.biz May 11th – 17th, 2021

May 17, 2021



Separating Privilege from Entitlement – ParkNews.biz May 11th – 17th, 2021



“What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude.” ― Brené Brown



Life lessons from the humble, undervalued curb: This week on ParkNews.biz the featured story has to do with the curb: May 17, 2021 – Poor Curb Management is Costing Cities Billions.


“we’ve undervalued our curbs for decades. Most are designed and managed only for parking, or what we call the “analog curb.” And even then, we often fail to get it right. Most cities don’t price on-street parking based on the true value of demand or cost recovery, and they inadequately enforce regulations like parking time limits and loading zones.”

“Curb space has become an undervalued free-for-all, and cities are leaving billions in revenue on the table — revenue that could not only fund parking operations, mobility infrastructure and improvements, and even general services.

Now is the time to change that. Coupled with increasing digitalization, growing curb demand trends, and the convergence of pandemic-related parking revenue loss, cities should be motivated to rethink and improve their approach for the dynamic future of the “digital curb.””

“Free for all” comes to mind when most of us think about the curb.  However, as the article shows, nothing in life is free except perhaps Grace.  Low priced on street parking in the cities, cheaper parking than off street, can create traffic jams, pollution and more.  Beverly Hills, CA is perfect example.  There are some meter spaces on Rodeo Drive or Beverly Drive or cross streets.  Parking at these meters is inexpensive but always occupied.  If you are just going to pick something up from one of the boutiques, especially these days with the call and collect services available, it is impossible to find a space for just 15 min for this pick up.  However, Beverly Hills has numerous off street garages and most of them offer 2 hour free parking.  Yet, a stroll or the walk is involved.  Are the on street spots always taken because of perceptions?  As that the garage prices are higher than on street spots?  At least in Beverly Hills if you can manage getting in and out in two hours, parking in one of those city parking structures costs you nothing and you earn a bit of lovely, much needed exercise and self reflection.  So it is a win win for everyone in involved.


What Brene Brown says about gratitude being the key factor taking us from entitlement to privilege resonates high especially today.  I am privileged.  Privilege is beautiful.  It is God’s Grace.  It is a privilege to be alive.  To take each breath.  It is a privilege to be, to have faith, to work, to love, to honor and to create.  Grace is given to us freely. “But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works; otherwise grace would no longer be grace.” – Romans 11:6.  Thus, we appreciate the value of This Grace and this privilege and we don’t take it for granted.  We work harder, do better and don’t expect anything for free including parking.  Yes, I was born privileged and so were you.  He loved us first.


Which brings me to this story: May 17, 2021 – Trader Joe’s drops mask rules, but many customers keep them on: It’s ‘too soon.  I was in my local Trader Joe’s on Sunday.  I entered with a mask.  A friend who works in the store knowing I am fully vaccinated asked, do you know Astrid that if you are fully vaccinated you no longer have to wear a mask inside of Trader Joe’s?  My answer was a question: In Los Angeles, CA?  He said yes.  Thank you Trader Joe’s!  I ripped up my mask said thank you to the Lord and danced.  For too long before pandemic I took facial expressions for granted.  For too long I was not fully present.  From now on, I want to drink in every grin, every smile, every wrinkle of anyone I see.  However, I respect everyone’s individual choice to wear a mask or not.  To me what separates privilege from entitlement, is appreciation indeed, which stems from our humanity.  Humanity that can only be palpable and relatable when it is unmasked and at its full, glorious, open display.


I am grateful to be able to see your smiles and frowns at PIE 2021 in Dallas, TX.



Thank you.


Astrid Ambroziak

Editor, ParkNews.biz

Creative Director

Parking Today

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Beam Global Deploys Multiple Beam-Branded EV ARC™ 2020 Units Since Recent Rebrand

October 07, 2020



Beam Global Deploys Multiple Beam-Branded EV ARC™ 2020 Units Since Recent Rebrand


SAN DIEGO, Oct. 07, 2020  — Beam Global, (Nasdaq: BEEM, BEEMW, formerly Envision Solar EVSI, EVSIW) the leading provider of innovative sustainable technology for electric vehicle (EV) charging, outdoor media and energy security, announced the deployment of the first Beam-branded EV ARC™ 2020 charging unit. The unit joins hundreds of other EV ARC™ units already in use across the U.S., and was deployed simultaneously with the company’s announced rebrand as Beam Global to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)in Golden, Colorado. EV ARC™ products are currently in use in four other DOE National Laboratories. Multiple Beam-branded EV ARC™ units have been deployed since to another Federal National lab and other customer locations since this first deployment. Separately, Beam has initiated a program to rebrand Envision Solar branded units to Beam as a result of customer demand.

“The first Beam-branded EV ARC™ was deployed the day we launched Beam Global, marking a milestone in our growth as a company and exemplifying the ability to rapidly deploy clean EV charging infrastructure which supports any brand of EV charger,” said Beam Global CEO Desmond Wheatley. “We’re proud to count several federally-funded institutions as customers that power their EVs sustainably, and we look forward to continuing to partner with more organizations to build the infrastructure for a clean mobility future.”

The EV ARC™ provides long-term infrastructure flexibility to support growing EV charging needs for businesses, government facilities and municipalities with a transportable, resilient and 100% off-grid solution. Unlike grid-tied charging systems, EV ARC™ units can be deployed or relocated in minutes without the need for construction or electrical upgrades. The technology also strengthens its users’ energy security and emergency preparedness. Equipped with both solar generation and on-board energy storage, EV ARC™ units can provide 24/7 access to clean charging even during grid outages or inclement weather. When deployed with an emergency power panel it can also serve as a source of power for first responders during a crisis.

About Beam Global

Beam Global is a CleanTech leader that produces innovative, sustainable technology for electric vehicle (EV) charging, outdoor media, and energy security, without the construction, disruption and costs of grid-tied solutions. Products include the patented EV ARC™ and Solar Tree® lines with BeamTrak™ patented solar tracking, and ARC Technology™ energy storage, along with EV charging, outdoor media and disaster preparedness packages.

The company develops, patents, designs, engineers and manufactures unique and advanced renewably energized products that save our customers time and money, help the environment, empower communities and keep people moving. Based in San Diego, the company produces Made in America products. Beam Global is listed on Nasdaq under the symbols BEEM and BEEMW. For more information visit https://www.BeamForAll.com/, LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter.


Propark Mobility Launches New Website to Enhance Modern Parking Experience

September 30, 2020





Propark Mobility Launches New Website to Enhance Modern Parking Experience



Hartford, Connecticut – Propark Mobility announced today that it has launched its new, state- of-the-art company website.


“We’re proud to add our newly redesigned website to the list of Propark’s many innovations,” said Peter Kim, Propark Mobility’s Vice President of Marketing. “Our new website was created with usability in mind and crafted with the ultimate goal of delivering a unique and seamless experience for our end users.”


The newly-launched Propark.com features a slick, user-friendly interface, delivering an unparalleled user experience and enabling seamless navigation throughout the site. There are a variety of new features, most notably the ability for customers to reserve and pre-pay for their parking online. This enhancement was made possible by a special partnership with ParkChirp, an industry leader in hourly, daily and monthly pre-paid parking reservation solutions.


“We recognize that customers’ needs are changing in this unprecedented time,” shared John Schmid, Propark Mobility’s Chief Executive Officer. “Because features like contactless service are more important than ever, we took this opportunity to revisit our site’s offerings. By integrating the latest technology with an intuitive design, we have created a website that we believe will better serve the modern parker.”


Individuals searching for parking and companies in need of parking management or mobility solutions are encouraged to visit Propark.com to learn more or to request a proposal for services.


About Propark Mobility

Propark Mobility is one of the country’s largest privately-owned parking companies, providing full-service parking and mobility services for over 500 hospitality, healthcare, commercial and off-airport locations, in over 75 cities across the United States. For more information, please visit www.propark.com.





UPsafety Joins T2 Systems to Create Comprehensive Parking Solutions for the Municipal Market

September 23, 2020

UPsafety Joins T2 Systems to Create Comprehensive Parking Solutions for the Municipal Market



September 23, 2020 — Municipalities, universities, operators, healthcare campuses, and transportation hubs can now leverage the combined technology solutions of T2 Systems (“T2”) and United Public Safety (“UPsafety”) to generate more revenue more efficiently.


“We are thrilled to have the UPsafety team join the T2 team. With their similar customer-focused cultures and complementary capabilities, T2 will be able to expand our ability to deliver proven solutions to mid-sized and smaller municipalities,” said Adam Blake, CEO of T2 Systems. “UPsafety has developed a best-in-class solution that when integrated with T2 capabilities gives our customers access to the best end-to-end solution for permit and payment, LPR, enforcement, citations management, and collections solution in the industry.”


With T2’s commitment to invest in R&D projects for the company in FY 2021, the team at UPsafety will continue to expand under the leadership of Joan Young as a separate solution offering within the T2 portfolio. This means faster enhancement to products for current customers, and an expanded sales, service, and collection organization from T2 allowing the Company to continue to grow quickly in to new markets.


“Since the beginning, we have done one thing and one thing well: winning the trust of great clients and leaning on them as the best in the business to tell us what’s next. With T2, this process of improving for all clients with every installation is just adding fuel to a rocket ship. We can’t wait to see what we build next, and how we can positively impact both our Client base and T2’s with an expanded solution offering. With the same great team in place, expanded funding to continue to innovate, and a foundation like T2’s to stand on, we’re ready for lift off,” said Joan Young, President of UPsafety.


T2 continues to innovate and grow, both organically and through acquisition, by listening to the needs of customers and anticipating industry trends. The acquisition of UPsafety advances T2’s position as an industry leader delivering touchless/contactless solutions, reliable hardware, and mobile payment options all supported by the most knowledgeable, responsive customer experience resources in the industry.


About United Public Safety


Founded in 2012, UPsafety is a leading provider of SaaS enforcement, asset tracking and business process automation solutions to modern governments and operations. UPsafety is committed to the idea that government technology doesn’t have to be outdated, software doesn’t have to be complex to be smart, and that smart teams can do big things. UPsafety brings governments into the modern age by making cutting-edge technology accessible to even the smallest departments. As enforcement lifecycle specialists, UPsafety focuses on the latest technology, seamless implementations and a dedication to 24/7/365 in-house support.


About T2 Systems


T2 is the largest provider of parking, transportation, and mobility solutions in North America. With over 25 years in business T2 now serves more than 1,700 customers and maintains the largest Customer Community with over 5,000 active members. T2’s open technology and best practices are used to process over 2 billion US dollars annually, and the company’s PARCS, Permits, Enforcement, Pay Stations, and Professional Services capabilities are renowned for innovation and reliability. T2 solutions help universities, municipalities, operators, healthcare campuses, and transportation hubs generate revenue and operate efficiently with integrated solutions featuring touchless and contactless options. From curbside management to gateless, from mobile payments to transportation demand management, T2 strives to make every trip a smooth journey by streamlining the parking, mobility, and transportation experience with technology solutions that help organizations manage resources, achieve goals, and empower consumers with choices.

Honk and CityParking Team Up To Bring Contactless Parking to Richmond Virginia

September 22, 2020




Honk and CityParking Team Up To Bring Contactless Parking to Richmond Virginia





Drivers in Richmond now have access to the safest way to park – No App, Just Tap with Honk!




RICHMOND, VA, September 22, 2020 – Honk, North America’s leading provider of safe, contactless payments for parking, and CityParking Inc. have partnered to bring contactless parking payments to Richmond. In response to COVID-19 and the ensuing shift towards contactless payments, CityParking Inc. has removed physical pay stations and replaced them with Honk’s tap-to-pay smart stations – HonkTAP – to give drivers a safer and cleaner way to pay for parking. Drivers in Richmond can now easily pay for parking by simply tapping or scanning their phone on the HonkTAP smart stations for a quick and clean guest checkout experience – no app to download or account set-up is required.


CityParking rolled out HonkTAP smart stations across their Richmnd locations to give drivers the safest and fastest way to pay for parking. With no pay station or cash to touch, drivers simply – and safely – tap or scan their smartphone on a HonkTAP smart station to pay for their parking session.


HonkTAP works with all smartphone types and accepts Apple Pay, Google Pay, and all major credit and debit cards. There’s an option to receive text reminders when parking is set to expire and the ability to add more time remotely. HonkTAP will be leveraging Apple’s App Clips once released later this year, heightening the native iOS experience for users parking with HonkTAP.


“We’re proud to partner with Honk so commuters, visitors and residents of Richmond have access to the safest way to pay for parking,” said David Sharrar, CityParking President and CEO. “Replacing our pay stations with Honk’s tap-to-pay technology was such a quick and easy process.”


“We’re thrilled to work with CityParking so drivers in Richmond have access to clean, touch-free payments,” said Michael Back, Honk President and CEO. “The need for safe and accessible parking has never been more important – contactless parking has gone from a nice-to-have to a need-to-have. HonkTAP makes it easy for both the parking operator and safety-conscious driver.”


Drivers in Richmond are encouraged to search for CityParking locations by accessing www.honkmobile.com to find the absolute safest locations to park in #RVA!


About CityParking Inc.


Founded in 2004, CityParking Inc. is a parking operator located in downtown Richmond, Virginia. We provide monthly and transient parking for commuters, visitors and residents in Richmond and Norfolk. We utilize an experienced team of conscientious professionals that are trusted to work independently and demonstrate excellent customer service skills. CityParking’s operating services include consulting, leases, event parking and management agreements.


About HonkMobile


Honk is North America’s leading provider of safe, contactless payments for the parking industry. Since 2013, Honk has been creating touchless solutions to make paying for parking easier, faster and safer for drivers. Motorists can download the HonkAPP to search, find, pay for, and extend parking right from their phone or use HonkTAP contactless smart stations to safely pay for parking with a simple tap or scan of a mobile phone – no app download or pay station required. Honk is trusted by millions of drivers and is accepted at over 2,500 locations across the United States and Canada.


For information, interviews and images, please contact:


Rachel Lemkow Director, Marketing rachel@honkmobile.com

SKIDATA Names Darrell Smithson President, North America

September 22, 2020




SKIDATA Names Darrell Smithson President, North America




Los Angeles, CA (September 22, 2020)— SKIDATA Inc., the world’s leading provider of solutions to manage access to parking facilities, ski resorts, and stadia, has named Darrell Smithson President, North America. An experienced and accomplished business leader, Smithson will oversee all of SKIDATA’s operations throughout the United States and Canada.



“Darrell Smithson is a respected and innovative leader,” said David Luken, CEO of parent company SKIDATA GMBH. “With the advent of smart cities and the increasing importance of automated access to the industries we serve, we face a very exciting future. Darrell is the perfect person to lead SKIDATA into that future.”


A respected leader with 30 years of sales and operations experience across the globe, Darrell Smithson has a passion for building teams that are driven by customer service. He joins SKIDATA from Compac, where he most recently served as Vice President of Global Services. Prior to that, he served as Vice President, Managed Services and Vice President, Strategy Global Solutions for Schneider Electric.


“SKIDATA is the world’s most celebrated access technology brand, and I’m honored to have the opportunity to reinforce that brand throughout North America,” said Smithson. “Through our Business segements Parking, Mountain and Events we continue to develop and market the most advanced and useful access solutions in the world, and I’m excited to help expand the reach of these technologies throughout the United States and Canada.”


SKIDATA’s parent company, the Kudelski Group, is a leading provider of cyber security and IoT technologies. These issues are increasingly important to SKIDATA’s Parking, Mountain, and Events customers and Smithson intends to leverage the resources and expertise offered by the Kudelski Group.


“With an eye to the future, we will build a company that’s more connected to all of our customers,” said Smithson “This enhanced connection will help our customers optimize the performance of their SKIDATA solutions to assure that they meet all of our customers’ unique access control needs for vehicles and people.”



SKIDATA is an international leader in the field of access solutions and their management. Almost 10,000 SKIDATA installations worldwide in ski resorts, stadiums, airports, shopping malls, cities, spa & wellness facilities, trade fairs and amusement parks provide secure and reliable access and entry control for people and vehicles. SKIDATA places great value in providing solutions that are intuitive, easy to use, and secure. The integrated concepts of SKIDATA solutions help clients optimize performance and maximize profits. SKIDATA Group (www.skidata.com) belongs to the publicly traded Swiss Kudelski Group (www.nagra.com), a leading provider of digital security solutions.

How to ease your customer’s concerns about parking – Touchless Solutions by SKIDATA for ‘corona-proof’ premises

June 23, 2020




How to ease your customer’s concerns about parking – Touchless Solutions by SKIDATA for ‘corona-proof’ premises





Finally a chance to be out and about again!




People are looking forward to leaving the confines of their home and spend an event-filled day in town or in a shopping mall. Eating a juicy slice of takeaway pizza on the go, for example – and perhaps noticing that enjoying their first ice cream cone this year has left a stain on their T-shirt. In other words, getting back to regular daily activities.

That’s great, but…  how are visitors and shoppers supposed to look forward to a day out, enjoying pizza and ice cream – if that means having to press buttons to park their car and waiting in line with people to pay afterwards? These days no one likes to press buttons without knowing who has touched them before. Or waiting in line and wondering if it was just a common cold that caused the person behind them to sneeze. Just the thought is likely to put a damper on the plans of your potential guests.

Touchless solutions for worry-free parking

With the Touchless Solutions by SKIDATA, ease your customers’ worries ahead of time, when they are planning their day. With these promises, let your customers know that they are welcome and better safeguarded with:

  • Online pre-booking or registration
  • No need to open the the car-window when entering or leaving
  • No need to touch a single button
  • Payment by credit card or mobile device


Make good on the promises from the moment your customers enter the car park: a simple wave of the hand in front of the entrance column is all it takes to get a ticket and open the barrier. That’s the first hurdle cleared in touchfree fashion. Then, let your customers pay without having to touch a single button: they simply scan their QR coded ticket with their mobile phone and use it for direct payment – no app required. There’s no waiting in line at the pay-on-foot machine. Just scan, pay and drive.




Completely touchless for ultimate parking safety

All-round safety is a reassuring offer. Your customers simply enter with their vehicle’s license plate and pay by credit card. As they approach the parking garage entry, a camera scans their plate and the barrier opens, and payment is done automatically in a true pay-per-use manner at the exit. Simple and efficient.

Offer a special parking experience for your parkers: direct entry without hold-ups. It’s the same when leaving the parking garage: customers get in and drive out – while payment can be completed later. As a special bonus, reward shopping mall customers with special parking discounts for purchases in partnering stores.

Customers will return to what they can trust in

Parking facilities will be winners if they adapt their premises for arising “new normal” conditions, emerging technical trends and social behavior patterns. Tomorrow’s successful parking businesses will offer their customers safe, state-of-the-art entry, payment and exit – and the reassuring feeling of being welcome.



SKIDATA is an international leader in the field of access solutions and their management. More than 10,000 SKIDATA installations worldwide in ski resorts, stadiums, airports, shopping malls, cities, spa & wellness facilities, trade fairs and amusement parks provide secure and reliable access and entry control for people and vehicles. SKIDATA places great value in providing solutions that are intuitive, easy to use, and secure. The integrated concepts of SKIDATA solutions help clients optimize performance and maximize profits. SKIDATA Group (www.skidata.com) belongs to the publicly traded Swiss Kudelski Group (www.nagra.com), a leading provider of digital security solutions.



SP+ Selected as Park-Line Miami’s Parking Operator

March 16, 2020


SP+ Selected as Park-Line Miami’s Parking Operator

CHICAGO, March 16, 2020  — SP Plus Corporation(SP+), (Nasdaq: SP), a leading provider of technology-driven mobility solutions for aviation, commercial, hospitality and institutional clients throughout North America, has been selected as the parking management company to serve Park-Line Miami, the highly-anticipated, luxury residential community at Virgin MiamiCentral.

The parking facility includes four levels to accommodate more than 900 vehicles. SP+ will provide both valet parking and concierge services to residents and visitors at the front entrance.

“SP+’s parking expertise, focus on customer service and corporate culture were necessary attributes when choosing a partner for Miami’s most connected and innovative transit-oriented development, Park-Line Miami,” commented Najam Syed, Head of Asset Management at Virgin Trains USA.

The new technology SP+ brings to Park-Line Miami includes a smart parking reservation system designed to help valets manage capacity and easily locate vehicles to provide exceptional and timely service. The system is paired with a mobile app for residents to check-in and make reservations prior to retrieving their vehicles at the exclusive valet lounge.

“The SP+ team is excited to bring new technology and mobility options to the parking operations for this exciting development. We are dedicated to making sure that every resident receives impeccable service each and every time they drop off or retrieve their vehicle,” commented Chester Escobar, Vice President, South Florida and Puerto Rico for SP+.

SP+ facilitates the efficient movement of people, vehicles and personal belongings with the goal of enhancing the consumer experience while improving bottom line results for our clients. The Company provides professional parking management, ground transportation, remote baggage check-in and handling, facility maintenance, security, event logistics, and other technology-driven mobility solutions to aviation, commercial, hospitality, healthcare and government clients across North America. For more information, visit www.spplus.com.

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