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City of Rochester, Minnesota, Selects SP Plus Corporation to Bring Technology-Based Solutions to Parking Operations

May 02, 2022

 

City of Rochester, Minnesota, Selects SP Plus Corporation to Bring Technology-Based Solutions to Parking Operations

 

 

CHICAGO  — 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 by the City of Rochester, Minnesota, to provide parking management services.

Under the agreement with the City, SP+ now manages more than 4,300 parking spaces located within six public parking ramp facilities and five surface lots, which includes special event management services during convention center events. SP+ also provides on-street meter collection services.

“SP+ identified technology-based solutions with mobile apps, updated website and a response command center that would provide lower labor costs, increased customer service levels and opportunities to improve revenue,” said Ia Xiong, Transit & Parking Manager for the City of Rochester.

In addition to the website development, mobile parking apps and remote management options that SP+ presented to the City, they also bring the company’s own Sphere™ technology suite that offers on-demand reservation and payment options and other touchless services that appeal to residents, employees and visitors.

“Rochester is an exceptional community and we are excited for the opportunity to work with the City to bring our mobility expertise and new technology to its residents and visitors,” said Chris Tretter, Senior Vice President of Midwest Operations 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 technology-driven mobility solutions, professional parking management, ground transportation, remote baggage check-in and handling, facility maintenance, security, and event logistics to aviation, commercial, hospitality, healthcare and government clients across North America. For more information, visit www.spplus.com.

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SP Plus Corporation Appoints Chief Strategy Officer & Chief Business Development Officer for its Commercial Division

March 01, 2022

SP Plus Corporation Appoints Chief Strategy Officer & Chief Business Development Officer for its Commercial Division

 

CHICAGO  — SP Plus Corporation (SP+), (Nasdaq: SP), a leading provider of technology-driven mobility solutions for aviation, commercial, hospitality and institutional clients throughout North America, announced two key leadership appointments within its Commercial Division. Chris Sherman and Dave Lombardi have been promoted to strategy and business development roles. In their new roles, Mr. Sherman and Mr. Lombardi are responsible for leveraging the company’s Sphere™ technology products and its mobility, parking and transportation service lines to serve new and existing clients. The Sphere products provide innovative mobility solutions for commerce, business intelligence, remote management, and custom services.

“The demand for our technology products has put us in a great position to elevate some of our senior leaders and tap into their specific talents to strengthen our business practices and connect clients with the mobility services that best fit their objectives,” said Rob Toy, President of the Commercial Division at SP+.

Chris Sherman has been promoted to Chief Strategy Officer for SP+’s Commercial Division. Mr. Sherman joined the company in 2001, as an Operations Manager in Baltimore. Over the past two decades, he held various roles with increasing responsibility. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President, East Operations.

In his new role, Mr. Sherman is charged with advancing SP+’s growth strategy and leading the efforts to optimize the delivery of technology products and mobility services to commercial clients. That strategy includes helping clients transition to digital platforms and technology upgrades that are part of SP+’s Sphere technologies.

“Chris’ extensive experience with local management teams and employee engagement paired with his in-depth understanding of technology gives him the insight to help clients leverage the right mobility solutions to fit their facilities,” commented Mr. Toy.

Mr. Sherman will also oversee support functions within SP+’s Commercial Division, including the consulting, transportation and event teams—with the goal of delivering a frictionless experience for parking and transportation customers—while optimizing operations at event venues, universities, hospitality, municipal, office, residential and retail facilities.

Dave Lombardi has been promoted to Chief Business Development Officer for SP+’s Commercial Division. Mr. Lombardi joined the company in 1993 as a Manager in Chicago, and went on to serve in a variety of roles with increased responsibility, including his most recent role as Senior Vice President, Mountain Operations.

“Dave is an exceptional leader who is keenly focused on maximizing results, building relationships and delivering impeccable service across our operations,” added Mr. Toy.

In his new role, Mr. Lombardi is primarily dedicated to business development efforts and will directly oversee the national accounts and proposal support teams for SP+’s Commercial Division, as well as municipal services, university and healthcare markets.

“We are enthusiastic about these new roles and have full confidence the next level of leaders in our organization who are transitioning into the senior operations roles previously held by Chris and Dave, who will both continue to work closely with those teams,” Mr. Toy added.

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 their 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.

SP Plus Corporation Adds Touchless Mobility, Parking & Commerce Services at Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport

May 27, 2021

 

SP Plus Corporation Adds Touchless Mobility, Parking & Commerce Services at Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport

 

CHICAGO  — SP Plus Corporation (SP+), (Nasdaq: SP), a leading provider of technology-driven mobility solutions for aviation, commercial, hospitality and institutional clients throughout North America, announced the addition of touchless reservation and commerce options to its services at Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport (STS) in Santa Rosa, California.

SP+ manages the three parking facilities located near the airport terminal and is rolling out key components to the overall improvement and modernization plan by STS to provide an enhanced, safer and touchless parking experience. Through Sphere™, SP+’s industry-leading suite of technology solutions, a new pay-by-phone option conveniently removes the need to obtain and redeem a parking ticket at long term lots A and B.

Each entry and exit lane has signage to instruct parkers on how to use the pay-by-phone option, along with a Sphere Remote Management System intercom to provide in-lane, 24/7 support from a centrally-located command center.

“It’s exciting to see the new parking commerce system and the other plans we have with SP+ to come to fruition as part of our overall commitment to safely and efficiently transport our travellers from the beginning to the end of their trip,” commented Jon Stout, Airport Manager for STS.

The pay-by-phone option complements the airport’s new touchless reservation system, which allows customers to pre-book and pay for their parking stay on sonomacountyairport.org/parking with the ability to reserve a space close to the terminal. To encourage visitors to explore everything the Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport has to offer, parking customers who pre-book a spot via the new reservation system may receive valuable discounts to onsite restaurants or other promotions.

SP+ is also helping the airport build a commerce site for purchasing popular branded merchandise, which has traditionally only been available for in-store purchases. An online commerce site is expected to launch later this year.

“SP+ is able to offer STS a full suite of technologies to help them fulfil their modernization plan and meet the new demands of today’s travellers,” said Jason Finch, Senior Vice President, West Airports 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 their clients. SP+ 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.

SP Plus Corporation Delivers Sphere Commerce™ On Demand Technology in Response to High Demand for Touchless, Frictionless Parking & Mobility Services

April 26, 2021

 

SP Plus Corporation Delivers Sphere Commerce™ On Demand Technology in Response to High Demand for Touchless, Frictionless Parking & Mobility Services

 

 

CHICAGO, April 26, 2021  — SP Plus Corporation (SP+), (Nasdaq: SP), a leading provider of technology-driven mobility solutions for aviation, commercial, hospitality and institutional clients throughout North America, announced the successful implementation of its Sphere Commerce™ On Demand technology to help gateless parking facilities transition to offering touchless, flexible payment options.

SP+ introduced Sphere Commerce™ On Demand as one of its flagship products marketed under the company’s Sphere™ technology brand which launched in 2020. To date, nearly 400 gateless parking facilities across the United States and Canada have already started the transition to Sphere Commerce™ On Demand, which was designed to allow daily parkers the option to bypass a pay station, parking equipment or personnel to pay quickly and securely with their own smartphone or device.

“Touchless and frictionless payment options are in high demand from consumers and our clients who rely on us for mobility, transportation and parking services. The Sphere™ technology suite is designed to not only meet today’s needs, but to adapt to future needs of our ever-changing industry, changing consumer behaviours in mobility and ultimately digital trends,” said Jeff Eckerling, Chief Growth Officer at SP+.

Parking locations using Sphere Commerce™ On Demand technology by SP+ are set up to process payments via Parking.com, SP+’s consumer sales platform. The company’s in-house digital information and product technology teams built and deployed Parking.com applications using Amazon Web Services (AWS) and its comprehensive set of cloud capabilities. AWS’ global infrastructure offers proven reliability, scalability, and availability to meet the dynamic needs of a multi-faceted industry and fluctuating market demands.

“SP+ recognized a growing demand for touchless services and by building on AWS they were able to quickly roll out a solution to meet that demand. SP+’s deployment of its Sphere™ brand of technologies represents an effective use of AWS to incorporate data analytics and business intelligence with reliable functionality and security features—presented as a world-class, industry-leading customer experience,” commented David Peller, Managing Director, Travel Hospitality at Amazon Web Services. “It’s what’s next for the touchless customer experience.”

Customers have multiple payment choices via mobile apps, including Apple or Android or simply paying by text, scan, QR code or through the Parking.com website option. Parkers also have the option to create an account to expedite subsequent transactions by capturing and storing payment and license plate information.

Locations using Sphere Commerce™ On Demand are supported by a comprehensive signage package to guide customers through the touchless, user-friendly payment process. Signage features information needed to easily complete a transaction, including zone numbers, codes to scan, text numbers and more.

Plus, the system interacts seamlessly with other Sphere™ technology products, including automated enforcement via license plate recognition.

“The Sphere Commerce™ On Demand platform offers the flexibility that consumers need in order to choose how they pay, while allowing our clients to optimize their revenue potential without adding expensive parking equipment or operational costs,” added Eckerling.

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 its clients. SP+ 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.

SP+ Valet Adds “Check ‘N Fly™” Baggage Check-In at William P. Hobby Airport

November 20, 2020

 

 

SP+ Valet Adds “Check ‘N Fly™” Baggage Check-In at William P. Hobby Airport

 

CHICAGO — SP Plus Corporation (SP+), (Nasdaq: SP), a leading provider of technology-driven mobility solutions for aviation, commercial, hospitality and institutional clients throughout North America, today announced the addition of Check N Fly baggage check-in services exclusively for valet parking customers who are traveling on domestic flights with American Airlines or Delta Air Lines at William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) in Houston, Texas.

Valet parking customers at Hobby Airport now enjoy the option to check their luggage, check in for their flight and obtain their boarding pass—with one-stop at the valet stand. This valuable service by SP+ valet attendants allows customers to save time, bypass the airline ticket counters, maintain social distancing and proceed directly to TSA screening without having to stand in line to check their luggage. The service is complimentary to valet parking customers. Associated airline luggage fees will be collected from the customer with a major credit card at the valet stand.

“We’re excited to add the Check N Fly baggage check-in service at Hobby Airport’s valet parking location,” Houston Airports Parking Director Walt Gray said. “It will give travelers an extra level of convenience with more time to enjoy their experience from the start of their trip.”

Hobby Airport is starting the new service with two airlines, American and Delta. Check N Fly is operated by SP+, which offers its airline and baggage check-in capabilities at some of the other airport operations across the country where SP+ provides valet parking. Check ‘N Fly is managed through Sphere Express™, which is the aviation/hospitality-specific travel solution launched under its new suite of technologies named Sphere™, Technology by SP+. Today, SP+ manages the parking operations and transportation services for the Houston Airport Systems, which includes Hobby Airport and George Bush International Airport (IAH).

“Adding Check N Fly at Hobby Airport allows our team to greet passengers with a timesaving service that expedites the entire check-in process and makes travel easier—which ultimately gives them a higher level of satisfaction with their overall experience at the airport,” added Darren Barton, Senior Vice President, Bags Airport Division at 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.

Houston Airports is the City of Houston’s Department of Aviation. Comprised of George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) and Ellington Airport (EFD) / Houston Spaceport, Houston Airports served nearly 60 million passengers in 2019. Houston Airports forms one of North America’s largest public airport systems and positions Houston as the international passenger and cargo gateway to the South Central United States and as a primary gateway to Latin America. Houston is proud to be the only city in the Western Hemisphere with two Skytrax rated 4-star airports. fly2houston.com

New SP+ Shuttle Operations Begin at Salt Lake City International Airport

November 12, 2020

New SP+ Shuttle Operations Begin at Salt Lake City International Airport

 

CHICAGO, Nov. 12, 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, today announced its commencement of shuttle bus operations at the newly-reconstructed Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) in Utah.

SP+ hired more than 75 employees to effectively operate a new shuttle program at SLC, which includes 39 buses. The shuttle routes transport passengers around the airport’s premises, smoothly moving people to-and-from the airport terminals and the multi-gate hardstands where they board their airplanes.

In addition to the new shuttle program designed to serve travelers as they move through the air operations area, SP+ already provides comprehensive parking, shuttle and ground transportation management services for SLC.

“SP+ is excited to expand our role in working with the Salt Lake City Airport Authority by making the experience for passengers even easier and more enjoyable at this incredible new airport project,” added Jason Finch, Senior Vice President, West Airports at 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.

SP Plus Corporation Commences Parking Operations with Touchless Technologies & Plan to Install New Equipment at Laredo International Airport

October 01, 2020

 

SP Plus Corporation Commences Parking Operations with Touchless Technologies & Plan to Install New Equipment at Laredo International Airport

 

CHICAGO, Oct. 01, 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, today announced its selection to provide parking management and operations at Laredo International Airport (LRD) in Laredo, Texas.

The Airport Division at SP+ took over the airport’s in-house parking operations on October 1, 2020, for LRD’s Hourly/Daily and Economy lots.

“We selected SP+ to bring new technology and a high level of service and convenience to our travelers and visitors on many levels,” commented Jeffrey Miller, Airport Director for LRD.

Plans to introduce new parking access and revenue control equipment are underway. The new equipment is scheduled for mid-October installation and will be fully-automated with both cash and credit card options, offering parkers a touchless access and payment experience. To further the touchless experience, intercoms are planned for each entrance, exit and payment kiosk to assist customers through a 24-hour remote management system connected to SP+’s command center, which employs customer service specialists.

“Adding state-of-the-art touchless technologies gives LRD parking customers a more efficient and safe way to start and end their trip,” added Jason Finch, Senior Vice President, West Airports at SP+. “We’re thrilled to work with the Airport team to enhance the parking experience at LRD.”

SP+ brings new services to benefit LRD parking customers, including vehicle and location assistance and the courtesy of on-demand rides between the Economy Lot and the Terminal. As part of the plan, SP+ is also designing a new online Parking Guide to assist LRD passengers to be launched on the Airport’s website by the end of October.

“We’re excited for our passengers to be able to access a variety of features when they visit flylaredotexas.com,” added Elsy Borgstedte, Airport Assistant Director.

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.   

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.

SP+ Parking Operator at Northwest Arkansas National Airport

February 20, 2020

 

SP+ Parking Operator at Northwest Arkansas National Airport

CHICAGO,   — SP Plus Corporation (SP+), (Nasdaq: SP), a leading provider of technology-driven mobility solutions for aviation, commercial, hospitality and institutional clients throughout North America, announced its commencement of parking operations at Northwest Arkansas National Airport (XNA) in Bentonville, Arkansas.

The XNA parking facilities now operated by SP+ consist of more than 5,000 spaces, including a deck equipped with a parking guidance and level count system that directs customers to open spots. SP+ will also manage the dedicated contract lot and curb-side valet service.

“After another record year of passengers flying into Northwest Arkansas National Airport and the addition of new routes, we are happy to have SP+ helping us effectively manage our growth with new technology and amenities in our parking facilities,” said Kelly Johnson, Airport Director/COO for XNA. “We are committed to offering convenient service to our passengers from the moment they arrive at the airport.”

“We are excited to be a part of XNA’s growth plan with the expansion of parking options and an enhanced customer experience,” added Jason Finch, Senior Vice President, West Airports 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.

ParkHub Supports SP+ GAMEDAY at the Big Game for the Fifth Year Running

January 30, 2020

ParkHub Supports SP+ GAMEDAY at the Big Game for the Fifth Year Running

 

 

The company’s parking management technology improves the parking experience for operators and fans


DALLAS, Jan. 30, 2020  — For the fifth consecutive year, SP+ GAMEDAY has teamed up with ParkHub, the leading B2B parking technology provider, to help fans park in time for the Big Game. Boasting a track record of successful deployments, SP+ GAMEDAY will again leverage ParkHub’s cutting-edge tools to handle the high volume of traffic at the event and get fans into their seats faster.

“It’s been a great privilege supporting SP+ GAMEDAY as we’ve grown as a company,” said George Baker Sr., founder and CEO of ParkHub. “I cannot imagine a better measure of progress than the continued opportunity to battle test our products at the highest-profile event in sports. We remain eager to deliver an increasingly refined service with each successive year.”

SP+ GAMEDAY uses ParkHub’s handheld mobile point-of-sale devices to securely process multiple forms of payment, including credit card and mobile payments, and validate prepaid parking passes. These capabilities reduce transaction time and speed up ingress. ParkHub’s actionable business intelligence system tracks every transaction as it happens and provides real-time inventory and revenue data.

“We appreciate the support and continuous improvements ParkHub provides in servicing one of our largest operations each year,” said SP+ GAMEDAY VP, Cristine Paull.

ParkHub serves professional sports teams, entertainment venues, universities, and state parks across the United States. The company’s solutions help clients increase revenue, streamline operations, and improve customer experience. Over the past year, ParkHub acquired Wireless Carpark and the mobile point-of-sale division of SpotHero, secured $18 millionin growth capital, and won Parking Today’s Customer Service Excellence Award. Baker was named Innovator of the Year by the National Parking Association.

About ParkHub
ParkHub is a Dallas-based technology company that provides software and hardware services for the parking industry. The company’s products provide multiple payment options, real-time reporting of parking revenue, support for dynamic pricing, and inventory availability and control. ParkHub technology integrates with prepaid parking and ticketing providers. For more information, visit parkhub.com.

About 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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