Pittsburgh Brings Additional Convenience To Parkers With Flowbird App
“Steel City” expands touchless payment options this Spring
Moorestown, NJ — The Pittsburgh Parking Authority has announced the launch of the Flowbird app to make it easier for motorists to find and pay for parking downtown. At a time when touchless payments are increasingly popular, the Flowbird App offers peace-of-mind for both the City of Pittsburgh and its drivers.
The City of Pittsburgh is no stranger to innovation, known in the parking industry as the first major city in the country to make the change to Pay-by-Plate in 2012 with Flowbird’s elite smart parking kiosks. Now, in its 9th year of their contract with Flowbird, the Pittsburgh Parking Authority (PPA) takes the next step by adding Flowbird’s mobile parking application as a quick and convenient payment option. The app allows users to pay for parking from their mobile devices, receive text notifications when time is about to expire and extend their time without having to run to a meter.
Designed as a true mobility app, the Flowbird app features a map-based user interface, integrated with Waze and other navigation systems to guide users to their preferred parking location. The GPS enabled map also allows users to select their parking location without manually inputting a zone code.
Setting up an account is quick and simple after the app is downloaded to a mobile device from the App Store or Google Play Store. Accounts can be set up for individual motorists or for businesses to manage their fleets.
“It’s all about expanding touchless payment options and giving users more choices,” said David Onorato, Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Parking Authority.
The PPA will benefit from Flowbird’s powerful data hub. All parking activity information from Flowbird pay stations, the Flowbird mobile app, and 3rd party mobile apps are aggregated into Flowbird’s back-office system to allow Parking Authority staff to have a global view of all parking activity.
The Flowbird system is integrated with the Authority’s Gtechna citation issuance solution for fast, effective enforcement based on the motorists’ license plates.
The PPA will still continue to offer payments by credit card or coin at over 1,000 Flowbird parking kiosks throughout the Downtown area for non-app users.
The Flowbird app will be available this Spring, according to the PPA. Promotional stickers, printed and supplied by Flowbird, will be installed on all parking kiosks to inform motorists about the new app and corresponding zone numbers.
The City of Pittsburgh joins many other cities across the country utilizing the Flowbird app, including Atlanta, Las Vegas, Oklahoma City, Tacoma, and Virginia Beach. The Flowbird app is now available in over 100 parking locations across the United States, and the company’s mobile applications generate over 50 million transactions per year. For more information, please visit www.flowbirdapp.com.
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FLOWBIRD operates in over 5,000 towns and cities in 70 countries. The company is constantly innovating and breaking new ground to help provide solutions. Its mission is to facilitate the individual journey and maximize a city’s unique mobility potential, while considering all city stakeholders and end-user experiences. Through its devices, elite service platform and teams, Flowbird enables a new era for maximizing urban harmony and value throughout the city’s core.
AppyWay future proofs mobility strategy with new board appointments
London, UK – AppyWay, Europe’s most awarded intelligent kerbside and smart parking pioneer, has appointed two new board members and one new advisor to provide the company with invaluable expertise across logistics, automotive and IoT. Their collective knowledge will further support AppyWay’s mission to empower cities with a data driven platform that transforms the kerb into an accessible commodity ready for the demands of future mobility.
The first board appointment is Ron Kornfeld, an Amazon veteran who led business organisations in three start-ups within the American multinational over eight and half years. Ron was Head of Worldwide Business Development for Transportation Technology, the team deploying the technology supporting Amazon’s One Hour Prime logistics service. Following that, Ron was Head of Worldwide Business Development for Alexa Auto, working with OEMs and building an ecosystem to extend Alexa’s extraordinary in-home customer experience to an on-the-go service.
John Fogelin, AppyWay’s resident CTO and Chief Security Officer, is the next board appointment. Another seasoned technologist with experience in building and growing Silicon Valley based technology companies including Wind River Systems, that exited for $884m. He also led the team who wrote the operating system for the Pathfinder Rover which landed on Mars 4th July 1997. The operating system remains in active use in rovers sent into space today. John’s vast IoT knowledge came from his previous role at EVRYTHNG, an enterprise class platform-as-a-service designed to operate hundreds of millions of digitally active, cloud-driven products with real-time data, high availability and security.
Last but not least, Geert-Jan Kistemaker joins AppyWay’s Advisory Board. Geert-Jan is currently VP and Global Head of Corporate Development and M&A at Delphi Technologies, a global tier-1 supplier of vehicle propulsion technologies, with a mission of making cleaner technologies, solutions and services for vehicles that drive further and better on any power source. Geert-Jan has a long-standing investment banking background, predominantly focused on Auto and FinTech M&A and IPOs ranging from $10m-$10bn. His significant experience in acquiring, selling, investing and advising technology companies will give AppyWay a strong sounding-board as we continue our path of rapid growth.
Dan Hubert CEO and Founder of AppyWay says “Digitising a very analogue and siloed industry such as parking takes a lot of strategic thinking, patience and proof points. Having additional big thinkers and seasoned executioners joining the AppyWay team is incredibly exciting as they all add tremendous experience and mutual passion needed to crack the current kerbside status quo and unlock sustainable mobility.”
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