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“Check ‘N Fly™” Baggage Check-In at Tampa International Airport for Post-Game Travelers Available from Bags & SP+

February 05, 2021

 

 

“Check ‘N Fly™” Baggage Check-In at Tampa International Airport for Post-Game Travelers Available from Bags & SP+

 

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 that its Bags Aviation Division will offer Check ‘N Fly™ baggage check-in services to passengers who are departing from Tampa International Airport (TPA).

On Monday, February 8, 2021, from 4:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., TPA passengers can check their luggage and print boarding passes via Check ‘N Fly™ at the Blue and Red curbsides of the Airport’s departure level for a nominal fee, which has been set at $5 per reservation for the day after the big game and separate from any airline baggage fees. This new service is offered exclusively to American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines and United Airlines passengers on domestic flights.

TPA recognized the need for this service during the upcoming event in Tampa. This service is unique in that it allows curbside check-in from multiple carriers, all from the same curbside check-in point, without any added cost to the airlines. This valuable service allows customers to save time, bypass the airline ticket counter lines, maintain social distancing and proceed directly to TSA screening without having to stand in line to check their luggage.

“We are very pleased that Bags will be offering this service and providing our passengers with greater convenience, while also helping us to decongest our terminal and promote greater social distancing,” said John Tilacos, Executive Vice President of Operations and Customer Service at Tampa International Airport.

Check ‘N Fly is operated by the Bags Aviation Division of SP+, which offers its airline and baggage check-in capabilities at other airport operations across the country where SP+ provides valet and other parking services. 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+.

“Offering Check ‘N Fly to Tampa passengers allows our team to safely greet passengers with a timesaving service with an exceptional customer experience that expedites the entire check-in process and makes travel easier with social distancing in place,” added Darren Barton, Senior Vice President, Bags Aviation 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.

City Tech Collaborative, Millennium Garages, SP+, and Arrive Launch New Innovation Lab

May 06, 2020

 

 

 

City Tech Collaborative, Millennium Garages, SP+, and Arrive Launch New Innovation Lab

 

 

The Millennium Gateway Innovation Lab Will Envision and Implement New Urban Parking Solutions

 

 

 

Together with founding members Millennium Garages, SP+, and Arrive, City Tech Collaborative is launching the new Millennium Gateway Innovation Lab, a cross-sector consortium to envision and implement technology-enabled solutions that will position parking facilities to address critical urban challenges.

Cities are adapting to rapidly changing mobility needs and trends, including rideshare, micromobility, and delivery services. Communities are setting goals to increase connectivity between transit modes, make better use of existing resources, address climate goals, and improve quality of life and equity for residents. As a crucial component of the transportation system, the parking industry must evolve, as well. Reconsidering the role of critical urban assets – including parking facilities – creates opportunities to improve economic, environmental, and social outcomes.

Physical spaces – like parking garages – hold infinite potential to be an asset to cities beyond their current use,” said Rick West, CEO of Millennium Garages. “Parking garages may become transportation hubs and critical links within multimodal journeys, and we are actively seeking ways to demonstrate new technology-enabled solutions to keep the parking industry relevant and efficient and to be strong partners to cities as they seek to enhance services to their residents.”

City Tech and partners are reimagining parking real estate as a gateway to connect to other modes and services; the partnership seeks to more fully integrate parking into the broader mobility landscape – including public transit, ride- and vehicle-sharing, electrification, and automation – as well as explore innovative facility management, freight and logistics hub opportunities, and other creative space uses for cities.

Spanning 3.8 million square feet and providing access to Chicago’s top tourist destinations and the business district, Millennium Garages is the largest downtown public parking system in the United States and is believed to be the largest underground parking system in the world. The complex includes an underground network of four garages connecting Millennium Park, Maggie Daley Park, and Grant Park, as well as provides access to the highway network, underground pedway, and Millennium Station. Millennium Garages serves as the anchor facility for the Lab, and the partnership is engaging parking facility owners and operators across North America to explore other locations to demonstrate use cases.

Joining Millennium Garages as Founding Members of the Millennium Gateway, SP+ and Arrive bring extensive operational experience, technical expertise, geographic reach, and scaling opportunities. SP+ provides technology- driven mobility solutions to clients across North America, including parking and facility management, ground transportation, remote baggage check-in, and event logistics. Arrive’s skill in integrating vehicle navigation, access, and payment systems, voice platforms, websites, mobile apps, and other cutting-edge technology – paired with City Tech’s ability to create collaborative, scalable, market-ready solutions – will further strengthen the Lab’s impact.

Later this spring, City Tech will be releasing the Lab’s roadmap to integrate parking solutions across the mobility system [see the Advanced Mobility Initiative roadmap here]. The three-year plan will outline specific areas for solution development, such as increasing public transit access, optimizing smart infrastructure management, and establishing creative space utilization for businesses.

The Lab’s first planned project will use sensors to gather real-time information at electric vehicle charging stations; with this capability, garage managers will be able to communicate EV spot availability to drivers ahead of time, as well as track EV spot occupancy to inform pricing and additional capital investments.

In all of our work, we engage a broad set of industry, technology, civic, and community stakeholders to ensure that solutions are developed in a comprehensive, collaborative way to solve real world problems,” said Brenna Berman, CEO of City Tech. “Developing solutions through a robust partner ecosystem helps us deliver scalable, maintainable, and measurable impact on cities.”

Founding Members of the Millennium Gateway Innovation Lab are Millennium Garages, SP+, and Arrive. The National Parking Association – which represents over 100,000 parking professionals – and the International Parking & Mobility Institute – the world’s largest association of professionals in parking, transportation, and mobility – will lend their expertise in parking industry research, education, and professional development as Strategic Partners to the Lab.

The Millennium Gateway Innovation Lab is one of many projects within City Tech’s Advanced Mobility Initiative, an effort led by Founding Members Bosch, HERE Technologies, and Microsoft and support from over 20 industry partners to create a more seamless and frictionless transportation system with increased accessibility and reach for urban residents. Other projects within the Advanced Mobility Initiative include mitigating freight delivery congestion, managing curbside space through demand-driven value models, and a partnership with the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Innovation Center. [More about the Advanced Mobility Initiative and related projects here.]

For more information about the Millennium Gateway Innovation Lab, contact City Tech Collaborative

About Arrive

Arrive powers the last mile of mobility through smart parking solutions. It offers the only seamless mobility experience that predicts and recommends the best parking solution for any journey. Arrive powers smart parking and other connected mobility services through apps, websites, voice platforms, and in-dash integrations to hundreds of clients including smart cities, automakers, fleets, venues, navigation and voice platforms, as well as to its own ParkWhiz and BestParking consumer brands. For more information, visit www.Arrive.com.

About City Tech

City Tech is an urban solutions accelerator that tackles problems too big for any single sector or organization to solve alone. City Tech’s work uses IoT sensing networks, advanced analytics, and urban design to create scalable, market ready solutions. Current initiatives address mobility, healthy cities, connected construction, and emerging growth opportunities. City Tech was born and raised in Chicago, and every city is a potential partner. Visit www.CityTech.org for more information and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Millennium Garages

Millennium Garages LLC is a joint venture by infrastructure fund partners that control a long-term, exclusive concession rights and responsibilities for the 3.8 million square foot Millennium Garages system in downtown Chicago.

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. Visit 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.

Parked in Six Seconds – How SP+ GAMEDAY Leveraged ParkHub to Help Fans Find a Spot at the Big Game

February 12, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

Parked in Six Seconds – How SP+ GAMEDAY Leveraged ParkHub to Help Fans Find a Spot at the Big Game

 

 

 

 

The national parking powerhouse utilized ParkHub’s leading technology to aid the fans’ arrival for a fourth consecutive year

 

 

 

 

DALLAS, February 12, 2019 – 70,081 fans, 2,491 cars, 39 limos, 36 buses. An often-overlooked feat of skill and strategy takes place just before the Big Game begins – and it happens in stadium parking lots. For the fourth consecutive year, SP+ GAMEDAY selected ParkHub, the leading B2B parking technology provider, to support their parking operations team in servicing the ultimate showdown in football. The results are in: at the peak time of traffic, parking payments and passes were processed in less than six seconds and fans were happily on their way.

 

 

The challenges parking operators face handling a large volume of traffic are numerous: lot occupancy tracking, potential overflow, cash slippage, and managing thousands of credit card transactions and prepaid passes – to name a few. The goal: to make parking so slick and easy, fans don’t think about parking challenges at all.

 

 

SP+ GAMEDAY, the event and venue-focused division of SP+, has staffed, managed, and serviced over 90 venues and major events around the world, including the Olympic Games, the NCAA Final Four Tournament, and of course, the Big Game.

 

 

The company uses ParkHub’s mobile point-of-sale device, Prime, to accept payments and authenticate prepaid passes in real time, while ParkHub’s business intelligence platform, Portal, reports real-time data to the parking managers of the stadium, giving them the ability to track each transaction in every lot down to the specific parking attendant.

 

 

“Working with ParkHub and their dashboard allowed us to communicate information to our clients in real time,” reports SP+ Gameday VP, Cristine Paull.

 

 

With streamlined operations and real-time insight, ParkHub helps parking professionals improve customer service and drive revenue. ParkHub’s customers include premier professional sports and entertainment venues, and the company manages over 1.4 million parking spots and has parked over 18 million vehicles to date.

 

 

“It’s great to work with SP+ GAMEDAY year on year and see their team maximize our platform to ensure seamless operations,” said Jessica Leichty, ParkHub’s Senior Operations Manager. “We are proud to be part of the service they deliver to the fans.”

 

 

Stats from this year’s game:

 

  • Kickoff time: 5:30 pm
  • Number of devices: 100
  • Number of lots: 28
  • First vehicle: 2:33 am CST
  • Last vehicle: 6:19 pm CST
  • Total number of vehicles: 2,568
  • Peak ingress time: 11:00 am CST
  • Peak ingress rate: 10.2 vehicles / minute

 

 

 

About SP+

 

SP+ provides professional parking management, ground transportation, facility maintenance, security, and event logistics services to property owners and managers in all markets of the real estate industry. The Company has more than 22,000 employees and operates approximately 3,600 facilities with 2.0 million parking spaces in hundreds of cities across North America, including parking-related and shuttle bus operations serving more than 70 airports. SP+ is one of the premier valet operators in the nation with more four and five diamond luxury properties, including hotels and resorts, than any other valet competitor. The Company’s ground transportation division transports approximately 42 million passengers each year; its facility maintenance division operates in dozens of U.S. cities; and it provides a wide range of event logistics services. For more information, visit www.spplus.com.

 

 

About ParkHub

 

ParkHub is a Dallas-basedtechnology company that provides software and hardware services for the global 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 validates prepaid passes from many parking and ticketing providers. Founded by parking industry veteran, George Baker Sr, ParkHub has effectively fast-tracked traditional parking operations into the digital age. For more information, visit www.parkhub.com.

 

SP Plus Corporation Agrees to Acquire Bags

October 17, 2018

SP Plus Corporation Agrees to Acquire Bags

—$275 Million Purchase Price for Leading Provider of Baggage Services to Airline, Airport, Hospitality and other Industries—

—Conference Call Scheduled for Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 8:00 am CT—

CHICAGO, Oct. 17, 2018  — SP Plus Corporation (NASDAQ: SP) (“SP+”, “SP Plus” or “the Company”), a leading national provider of parking, ground transportation, and related services to commercial, institutional and municipal clients throughout North America, today announced that it has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Baggage Airline Guest Services, Inc. and Home Serv Delivery, LLC, their subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively, “Bags”), for an all cash purchase price of $275 million. Bags is a leading provider of baggage delivery, remote airline check in, and other related services, primarily to airline, airport and hospitality clients.

Bags combines exceptional customer service with innovative technologies to provide remote baggage handling and related services. Based in Orlando, FL, Bags operates in over 250 cities with approximately 3,000 full time employees. Its clients include major airlines, airports, and leading hotels and resorts. Bags handles more than 5 million checked bags annually. Bags generated approximately $145 million in revenues in 2017.

G Marc Baumann, SP Plus’s President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “We are very excited to enter into this purchase agreement to acquire Bags, a growing and profitable company that provides high-quality services with innovative technologies in service lines that complement our business. This acquisition will diversify the Company’s service offerings and client base while providing distinct cross-selling and growth opportunities.”

Mr. Baumann added, “The acquisition of Bags is a compelling opportunity to drive shareholder value through growth in the two companies’ complementary lines of business. We look forward to offering Bags’ services to our existing client base at airports, hospitality, and other venues, and at the same time believe many of our SP+ services will likewise appeal to Bags’ clients.  We’re confident the combined performance of these two strong companies will position us well to drive top line growth and generate strong shareholder returns.”

Craig Mateer, Chief Executive Officer of Bags, stated, “We believe this transaction presents the ideal opportunity for the continued growth of our company. The SP+ team understands our business, and has the experience and resources to help make Bags more valuable to our clients. We look forward to continuing to deliver outstanding service and innovative, technology-driven solutions to our clients.”

The Company plans to finance the transaction with an expanded senior credit facility, which the Company is in the process of finalizing.

The transaction, which remains subject to consummation of financing, antitrust clearance and other closing conditions, is expected to close by the end of November 2018 and, excluding transaction costs, is not expected to materially impact SP+’s fiscal 2018 results. We expect the acquisition will be accretive to cash flow in the first year post closing.

Until the closing of the transaction, SP Plus and Bags will continue to operate as independent companies, and will remain committed to providing superior service to create value for their clients and customers.

Investor Conference Call

SP+ will host a conference call and webcast for analysts and investors today at 8:00 a.m. Central Time to discuss the transaction. To listen to the live call and review supporting slides, please log on to the Company’s Investor Relations page at http://ir.spplus.com, or dial the appropriate number below. For those who cannot listen to the live broadcast, a replay will be available shortly after the call on the SP+ website and can be accessed for 30 days after the call.

US/CANADA Participant Toll-Free Dial-In Number: (877) 835-5861
US/CANADA Participant International Dial-In Number: (973) 638-3335
Conference ID: 1288045

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC acted as exclusive financial advisor and Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP acted as legal advisor to SP+. GrayRobinson, P.A. acted as legal advisor to Bags.

Media Contact:

ICR/Phil Denning
(646) 277 – 1258
Phil.Denning@icrinc.com

Investor Contact:

ICR/Rachel Schacter
(646) 277-1243
rachel.schacter@icrinc.com

About SP+

SP+ provides professional parking management, ground transportation, facility maintenance, security, and event logistics services to property owners and managers in all markets of the real estate industry. The Company has more than 20,000 employees and operates approximately 3,500 facilities with 2.0 million parking spaces in hundreds of cities across North America, including parking-related and shuttle bus operations serving approximately 70 airports. SP+ is one of the leading valet operators in the nation with more four and five diamond luxury properties, including hotels and resorts, than any other valet competitor. The Company’s ground transportation division transports approximately 37 million passengers each year; its facility maintenance division operates in dozens of U.S. cities; and it provides a wide range of event logistics services. For more information, visit www.spplus.com.

You should not construe the information on that website to be a part of this release. SP Plus Corporation’s annual reports filed on Form 10-K, its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and its current reports on Form 8-K are available on the Internet at www.sec.gov and can also be accessed through the Investor Relations section of the SP+ website.

About Bags

For more than 25 years, Bags has been on a mission to Make Travel Easier. From convenient luggage delivery and remote airline check-in to innovative guest services for the travel and hospitality industries, Bags combines unique offerings with unparalleled customer service to make travel less of a hassle for individuals and companies alike. With operations in more than 250 cities in the U.S. and Canada, Bags handles over five million checked bags and greets millions of guests each year. Bags proudly provides services for all major airlines, cruise lines, sea ports, renowned resorts & hotel chains, convention centers and airports across the country. See how Bags simplifies travel at www.bagsinc.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding expected tax and other anticipated benefits of the proposed acquisition by SP Plus of Bags, the expected timing of completion of the acquisition and other expectations, beliefs, plans, intentions and strategies of SP Plus. SP Plus has tried to identify these statements by using words such as “expect,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “should,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “predict,” “project” and “will” and similar terms and phrases, but such words, terms and phrases are not the exclusive means of identifying such statements. These forward-looking statements are made based on management’s expectations and beliefs concerning future events and are subject to uncertainties and factors relating to operations and the business environment, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond management’s control. Actual results, performance and achievements could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements due to a variety of risks, uncertainties and other factors. The risks relating to the proposed acquisition include the risk that the proposed acquisition is not completed on a timely basis or at all; the risk that the tax and other benefits that SP Plus anticipates as a result of the transaction are not fully realized or take longer to realize than expected; the risk that certain risks and liabilities associated with Bags have not been discovered; the risk that antitrust clearance or any necessary third-party consents may not be obtained, that the financing may not be consummated or that other conditions to the closing of the acquisition may not be satisfied; the effects of litigation that may be filed in connection with the transaction; the effect of the acquisition on SP Plus’ and Bags’ relationships with their respective clients, customers, vendors and personnel; and adverse effects on the market price of SP Plus’ common stock and on SP Plus’ operating results because of a failure to complete the transaction. The risks relating to the businesses of SP Plus and Bags generally include intense competition; changing consumer preferences that may lead to a decline in demand for the services provided by SP Plus and Bags; the ability to preserve long-term client relationships; the loss, or renewal on less favorable terms, of management contracts, leases or other contracts with clients or customers; and deterioration of general economic and business conditions or changes in demographic trends.  For a detailed discussion of factors that could affect the Company’s future operating results, please see the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the disclosures under “Risk Factors” in those filings. Except as expressly required by the federal securities laws, the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, changed circumstances or future events or for any other reason.

SP+ Elects Alice M. Peterson to Board of Directors

February 26, 2018

 

SP+ Elects Alice M. Peterson to Board of Directors

 

 

CHICAGO, Feb. 23, 2018  — SP Plus Corporation (SP+), (Nasdaq:SP), a leader in parking management, ground transportation and ancillary services, today announced that Alice M. Peterson has been elected to serve on its Board of Directors, effective March 1, 2018.

 

 

Ms. Peterson also serves as a board member for Williams Partners, LP, a Tulsa-based energy firm. Her experience as a director with both public and private companies spans two decades and includes Patina Solutions, SAI Global, Hanesbrands, TBC, Navistar Financial, RIM Finance, Fleming Companies and 360 Communications.

“Ms. Peterson’s financial and operations expertise paired with the director roles she has held in corporate governance make her an exceptional addition to our Board and the audit committee on which she will serve,” commented Karen Garrison, Chairman of the Board of Directors for SP+.

“We’re delighted that Alice has joined our Board,” stated Marc Baumann, President and CEO of SP+. “Her extensive financial and operational experience in executive leadership roles and as an entrepreneur will enable her to bring valuable insights to our board and management team as we work to accelerate the growth of our company. I’m very much looking forward to having Alice join us so we can benefit from her talents as we strive for greater success at SP+.”

Prior to Ms. Peterson’s current role as president of Loretto Group, a sustainable growth firm that she founded in 2016, she served as chief operating officer for two private equity firms under common ownership, PPL Group and Big Shoulders Capital, from 2012 to 2015. Ms. Peterson also founded Syrus Global in 2002, and served as its chief executive officer until selling the risk management firm to publicly traded SAI Global in 2009, where she continued as chief ethics officer until 2012. Throughout her career, she performed in various roles with increasing responsibility at RIM/Blackberry, Sears Roebuck, Kraft Foods, PepsiCo and Harris Corporation.

Ms. Peterson currently acts as a trustee for the Ravinia Festival and is an active member of various associations, including The Economic Club of Chicago and The Chicago Network. Ms. Peterson earned an MBA from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management, and a BA from the University of Louisville.

SP+ provides professional parking management, ground transportation, facility maintenance, security, and event logistics services to property owners and managers in all markets of the real estate industry. The Company has more than 20,000 employees and operates approximately 3,600 facilities with 2.0 million parking spaces in hundreds of cities across North America, including parking-related and shuttle bus operations serving more than 70 airports. SP+ is one of the premier valet operators in the nation with more four and five diamond luxury properties, including hotels and resorts, than any other valet competitor. The Company’s ground transportation division transports approximately 37 million passengers each year; its facility maintenance division operates in dozens of U.S. cities; and it provides a wide range of event logistics services. For more information, visit www.spplus.com.

SP+ Selected to Manage Parking Services for the City of Atlanta

June 14, 2017

 

SP+ Selected to Manage Parking Services for the City of Atlanta

 

 

CHICAGO, June 14, 2017  — SP Plus Corporation (SP+), (Nasdaq:SP), a leader in parking management, ground transportation and ancillary services, announced its selection by the City of Atlanta to manage the City’s on-street parking program. The municipal division of SP+ will provide parking enforcement, meter maintenance, collection and citation processing services.

 

 

“The City of Atlanta is pleased to announce the launch of a new, customer-based parking experience with ATLPlus,” said Mayor Kasim Reed. “With the addition of upgraded equipment and Smartphone Apps, ATLPlus will minimize the time it takes for citizens and visitors to safely and legally park their vehicles. In addition, customers will now have an opportunity to dispute tickets through an administrative review process. We are confident that SP+ will bring a new level of experience and service to parking in our city.”

The five-year partnership has been formed to upgrade Atlanta’s 2,400 metered parking spaces—ultimately, providing residents and visitors with a state-of-the-art smart parking system. Immediate upgrades include the conversion to a program using license plate recognition technology for enforcement. Over the coming months, SP+ plans to meet with neighborhood stakeholders to discuss the impact of the new program, enhanced customer service and operational efficiency.

“We are excited to have earned the City’s trust to make needed improvements to this valuable public service. Our objective will be to enhance the parking experience for customers by deploying new equipment while our staff maintains the southern hospitality for which Atlanta is known,” commented Thomas Hagerman, Executive Vice President for SP+.

SP+ provides professional parking, ground transportation, facility maintenance, security, and event logistics services to property owners and managers in all markets of the real estate industry. The Company has more than 22,000 employees and operates approximately 3,700 facilities with 2.0 million parking spaces in hundreds of cities across North America, including parking-related and shuttle bus operations serving more than 70 airports. SP+ is one of the premier valet operators in the nation with more four and five diamond luxury properties, including hotels and resorts, than any other valet competitor. The Company’s ground transportation division transports approximately 42 million passengers each year; its facility maintenance division operates in dozens of U.S. cities; and it provides a wide range of event logistics services. For more information, visit www.spplus.com.

Jeff Eckerling Joins SP+ as Senior Vice President of Revenue & Growth

October 07, 2016

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Jeff Eckerling Joins SP+ as Senior Vice President of Revenue & Growth

 

 

CHICAGO, Oct. 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SP Plus Corporation (SP+), (Nasdaq:SP), a leader in parking management, ground transportation and ancillary services, today announced the appointment of Jeff Eckerling to serve in the newly created position of Senior Vice President of Revenue and Growth.

 

Mr. Eckerling is tasked with developing strategies to optimize revenue growth opportunities for the Company and its clients. This would include pricing optimization, demand analysis and generation, marketing services and sales channel management. He brings a 20-year progressive career with experience leading start-ups and e-commerce companies, most recently serving as the President at Lift Technologies (now known as Uplift Data Partners) in Chicago. Mr. Eckerling was on the forefront of developing the science of revenue optimization while at Orbitz, where he joined the company in the pre-launch phase and helped it grew to an over $1 billion business.

“As the largest parking management company in North America, it’s essential that we have the tools and knowledge to maximize the revenue potential of our clients’ parking operations through state-of-the-art marketing programs, data analytics and dynamic pricing,” commented Marc Baumann, President and Chief Executive Officer at SP+. “The in-depth experience Jeff has acquired during the course of his career is well-suited to help our clients connect their current and potential customers to their specific parking needs through new technology, e-commerce and promotional strategies.”

Mr. Eckerling will work from the SP+ corporate headquarters in Chicago, Illinois.

SP+ provides professional parking, ground transportation, facility maintenance, security, and event logistics services to property owners and managers in all markets of the real estate industry. The Company has more than 22,000 employees and operates approximately 3,700 facilities with 2.0 million parking spaces in hundreds of cities across North America, including parking-related and shuttle bus operations serving more than 60 airports. USA Parking System, a wholly owned subsidiary, is one of the premier valet operators in the nation with more four and five diamond luxury properties, including hotels and resorts, than any other valet competitor. The Company’s ground transportation division transports approximately 40 million passengers each year; its facility maintenance division operates in dozens of U.S. cities; and its SP+ GAMEDAY operating group provides a wide range of event logistics services. For more information, visit www.spplus.com.

SP+ Enters Las Vegas Parking Market

March 23, 2016

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SP+ Enters Las Vegas Parking Market

Strategic Alliance With MGM Resorts International Results In Parking Management Of 40,000 Spaces Along Vegas Strip

CHICAGO, March 23, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SP Plus Corporation (SP+), (Nasdaq:SP), a leader in parking management, ground transportation and ancillary services, today announced an alliance with MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) to assume management of parking facility operations at MGM’s Las Vegas resorts.

SP+ will operate approximately 40,000 parking spaces located in 12 premier resort properties that are among the largest in the world — such as Bellagio, MGM Grand Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay, Delano, Luxor, Excalibur, and ARIA Resort & Casino — all situated along the famous Las Vegas Strip. In addition to serving resort guests, the spaces will accommodate spectators attending the Strip’s newly constructed, 20,000 seat T-Mobile Arena entertainment, special event and sports complex that is scheduled to open next month.

“SP+’s alignment with MGM Resorts is a natural fit,” commented Marc Baumann, Chief Executive Officer at SP+. “We serve more four and five diamond luxury properties, hotels and resorts than any of our competitors, so our ability to deliver impeccable, service-oriented parking services for large-scale events and high-end hotel brands matches MGM’s goal to elevate the overall resort experience for their guests.”

While SP+ operates in hundreds of cities across North America, the MGM Resorts contract marks the parking industry leader’s entry into the Las Vegas market. “We’re excited at this opportunity to come to Las Vegas and take on this prestigious project with MGM Resorts,” stated Robert M. Toy, President of Urban Operations at SP+. “We are especially eager to welcome the MGM Resort valet staff as valued members of our team, since we believe merging their many years of knowledge in the Las Vegas market with SP+’s nationwide expertise will create a powerful force in this market. Together we can provide a higher level of customer service and a heightened resort experience.”

SP+ provides professional parking, ground transportation, facility maintenance, security, and event logistics services to property owners and managers in all markets of the real estate industry. The Company has approximately 22,000 employees and operates approximately 3,900 parking facilities with 2.0 million parking spaces in hundreds of cities across North America, including parking-related and shuttle bus operations serving more than 70 airports. USA Parking System, a wholly owned subsidiary, is one of the premier valet operators in the nation. The Company’s ground transportation division transports approximately 40.2 million passengers each year; its facility maintenance division operates in dozens of U.S. cities; and it provides security services in several states. The Company also provides a wide range of event logistics services. For more information, visit www.spplus.com.

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