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Avail Car Sharing and LAZ Parking Enter Unique Partnership to Innovate Traditional Parking Garage Experience

November 03, 2022

 

Avail Car Sharing and LAZ Parking Enter Unique Partnership to Innovate Traditional Parking Garage Experience

 

First-of-its-kind agreement brings Avail to LAZ properties, expanding urban mobility options in the U.S.

 

 

CHICAGO, IL (November 3, 2022) – Avail, a car sharing platform protected by Allstate, and LAZ Parking, the fastest growing and second largest parking company in the country, are teaming up to change the way people use parking garages while making the car sharing journey even easier. The collaboration is the first time a car sharing company has directly integrated with a parking management company, enabling monthly parking subscribers to earn supplemental income by sharing their vehicle from the convenience of a commercial garage.

Avail will initially bring its car sharing marketplace and complementary customer service technologies to designated parking areas in 20 LAZ locations across Chicago and Denver, with over 100 integrated locations planned in the next year.

“We began asking what is the next step for car sharing and what more can a parking garage be.’” said Jason Mathias, president of Avail. “Our work with LAZ aims to answer these questions, making car sharing simpler and more accessible and allowing monthly LAZ subscribers to share their vehicles in a fresh, dynamic space. We are thrilled to offer this service with LAZ and lead the reinvention of parking garages.”

The partnership will debut November 3, 2022 in Chicago at LAZ Parking Grand Plaza, 540 N. State. The location will feature technologies including a digital agent to guide customers through the newly launched experience, a designated service station to care for vehicles, and an artificially intelligent camera system to help keep the platform safe and well-managed.

“The parking industry changed dramatically during the pandemic, forcing us to innovate,” said Alan Lazowski, chairman and founder of LAZ Parking. “We rose to the challenge, and through our work with Avail, we are providing a new type of service that helps vehicle owners offset the cost of their parking. It’s optimizing traditional parking garages into mobility hubs.”

Shared cars will be inspected, washed by Avail’s staff, and made available to borrow by vetted owners. As always with Avail, a best-in-class auto insurance from Allstate will offer peace of mind to Avail customers and partners. Avail plans to offer additional features, such as EV charging stations, to its LAZ locations in the future.

Members of the press interested in learning more or attending the debut in Chicago can contact Avail (media@availcarsharing.com) and LAZ Parking (mary@courseyco.com).

Blink Charging Collaborates with Hubject to Provide Plug&Charge Across the Blink Network in North America and Europe

October 31, 2022

 

Blink Charging Collaborates with Hubject to Provide Plug&Charge Across the Blink Network in North America and Europe

 

 

Miami Beach, FL, Oct. 31, 2022  — Blink Charging Co.(NASDAQ: BLNK, BLNKW) (Blink), a leading owner, operator and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and services, and Hubject, an open IT platform provider, today announced a collaborative agreement to provide Blink customers in the United States and Europe with the Plug&Charge functionality and grow the Plug&Charge ecosystem.

The Plug&Charge feature is based on the ISO 15118 protocol, which allows a fully automated charging process, as the authentication begins as soon as the driver connects their vehicle to the Blink charging station. This allows EV drivers to leave their RFID cards and smartphone apps in their pockets providing an even more convenient charging experience for Blink users.

A Plug&Charge enabled vehicle is equipped with a set of certificates that transmit the customer’s contract data directly to the charging station providing greater security over the authentication via RFID card, app or credit card. The subsequent payment is also handled automatically through Blink Charging. By fully automating authentication, Plug&Charge creates a charging process that is very convenient, easy to handle, and entirely hassle-free for the driver.

“This collaboration will be an added benefit for EV drivers who charge with Blink chargers,” said Michael D. Farkas, CEO and Founder of Blink Charging. Mr. Farkas added that “Hubject’s Plug&Charge service will enable Blink users with vehicles capable of using Plug&Charge to charge their EVs without the need of an RFID card or using an app, making the charging experience even more convenient.”

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Blink Charging to offer their drivers a seamless Plug&Charge experience across their expansive North American and European networks,” said Trishan Peruma, CEO of Hubject Inc. “Creating an effortless charging experience for EV drivers lowers the barriers of EV adoption. The more straightforward the process, the more people will be convinced to join in the mobility transition.”

 

About Blink Charging
Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK, BLNKW), a leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment, has deployed over 51,000 charging ports across 25 countries, many of which are networked EV charging stations, enabling EV drivers to easily charge at any of Blink’s charging locations worldwide. Blink’s principal line of products and services includes the Blink EV charging network (“Blink Network”), EV charging equipment, EV charging services, and the products and services of recent acquisitions, including SemaConnect, Blue Corner and BlueLA. The Blink Network uses proprietary, cloud-based software that operates, maintains, and tracks the EV charging stations connected to the network and the associated charging data. With global EV purchases forecasted to rise to 10 million vehicles by 2025 from approximately 2 million in 2019, Blink has established key strategic partnerships for rolling out adoption across numerous location types, including parking facilities, multifamily residences and condos, workplace locations, health care/medical facilities, schools and universities, airports, auto dealers, hotels, mixed-use municipal locations, parks and recreation areas, religious institutions, restaurants, retailers, stadiums, supermarkets, and transportation hubs. For more information, please visit https://www.blinkcharging.com/.

About Hubject

Hubject simplifies the charging of electric vehicles. Through its eRoaming platform, called intercharge, the eMobility specialist connects Charge Point Operators or CPOs and eMobility Service Providers or EMPs, enabling unified, grid-independent access to charging infrastructure. With over 400,000 connected charging points and more than 1,000 B2B partners in 52 countries and four continents, Hubject has created the world’s largest cross provider charging network for electric vehicles by connecting CPO networks. In addition, Hubject is a trusted consulting partner in the eMobility market, advising car manufacturers, charging providers and other EV-related businesses looking to launch eMobility services or implement Plug&Charge according to ISO 15118

Forward-Looking Statements 

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Scheidt & Bachmann USA, Inc. Announce Channel Partnership with Creative Parking Concepts, LLC

October 31, 2022

 

Scheidt & Bachmann USA, Inc. Announce Channel Partnership with Creative Parking Concepts, LLC

 

CPC will become a sales, distribution, and service provider for new S&B customers in the Southeastern United States

 

 

LOWELL, MA and NASHVILLE, TN, (October 27, 2022) – Scheidt & Bachmann USA, Inc. (“S&B”) and Creative Parking Concepts, LLC (“CPC”) announced the signing of their channel partnership agreement whereby CPC will become a sales, distribution, and service provider for new S&B customers in the southeastern United States. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Creative Parking Concepts has been selling, installing, and supporting a variety of parking technologies since 2010 as one of the leading systems integrators in the parking and transportation industries. As part of this new relationship with Scheidt & Bachmann, CPC will now be representing one of the most iconic brands of Parking Access and Revenue Control Systems (“PARCS”) in the world for customers within their region, which includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

For S&B, their partnership with Creative Parking Concepts reflects a new chapter in the organization’s 150-year history by marking the first time it will sell and support its products through a distributor-based model in North America. Until now, the company has operated exclusively with a “manufacturer direct” approach throughout the US and Canadian markets.

“After evaluating several key data points and metrics within our current business, moving to a distributor-based model in certain markets with the right, hand-selected partners that will add value to our existing offerings just makes sense,” said Bill Geraghty, Executive Vice President of Sales for S&B. “We are thrilled to have this opportunity to kick things off with Creative Parking Concepts and feel honored that they are as equally excited to be working with our organization. Todd Albert and his team are a highly talented and professional group of individuals that share our passion for delivering great technology and a great customer experience.”

Todd Albert, CEO of Creative Parking Concepts, stated, “When we became aware that Scheidt & Bachmann was building a partner channel in the states, we immediately raised our hand. S&B’s versatile product line is built to scale and includes the full range of features that today’s parking buyers demand; from gated to gateless, from tickets to apps. We are beyond excited to be selected to represent the time-honored S&B brand as a full-service partner in the US.”

Scheidt & Bachmann says similar announcements with additional key channel partners are in the works for other select markets around North America as they continue to enhance their Go- To-Market strategy to benefit both their customers and the business.

About Scheidt & Bachmann

Scheidt & Bachmann is one of the world market leaders in innovative system solutions for mobile living. With our products, we support numerous transport systems and thus keep millions of people on the move worldwide.

About Creative Parking Concepts

Founded in 2010, Creative Parking Concepts’ mission is to provide forward-thinking technology solutions to the commercial parking industry.

 

Yujuico.sam@scheidt-bachmann-usa.com

SP+ Corporation Brings Sphere Technology to Parking in the City of Roanoke

October 28, 2022

SP+ Corporation Brings Sphere Technology to Parking in the City of Roanoke

 

 

CHICAGO, Oct. 27, 2022  — 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 selection by the City of Roanoke, Virginia, to upgrade its parking operations with new technologies and services designed to make garage, surface lot and on-street parking easier for residents and visitors.

With a long history of bringing innovative parking and transportation solutions to major cities and real estate clients, SP+ plans to introduce its Sphere® suite of technologies to create a conveniently streamlined experience for Roanoke parking customers. The Sphere technology products chosen for the City include custom solutions with data-rich analytics designed to optimize operations and manage short- and long-term objectives.

The tech-based enhancements managed by SP+ are scheduled to start December 1, 2022, and will cover more than 4,500 city-owned parking spaces located across seven garages, four lots and on-street spaces.

“From finding and reserving a parking spot to quickly paying via text or with a mobile app, residents and visitors will benefit from the user-friendly options that will be available as part of the enhanced technology solutions SP+ brings to parking in Roanoke,” said Bob Kamper, Vice President, Municipal Services for SP+.

In addition to taking over parking enforcement and permitting, SP+ is adding its online reservation system, text-to-pay option, and Sphere Remote™ management services to create a seamless experience for all parkers. Frequent patrons will also benefit from a new proprietary digital portal to access their monthly parking accounts managed by SP+.

Whether driving-up or reserving a space online, parking customers can use the text-to-pay option or download the Parking.com mobile app or other parking apps to easily process payments.

“It’s all about flexibility and value. We are grateful for the opportunity to help the City of Roanoke build a parking program that fits their objectives and serves the people and businesses of this great City,” said Justin Rogers, Vice President, Commercial Division 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.

 

 

CONTACT: Jill Nagel, Senior Communications Manager
jnagel@spplus.com | 312-274-2102

TagMaster NA & ITR Parking Solutions partner to Successfully Deploy state-of-the-art CT-45 LPR Camera with DESIGNA PARCS at Lake Lanier Resort

October 26, 2022

 

 

 

TagMaster NA & ITR Parking Solutions partner to Successfully Deploy state-of-the-art CT-45 LPR Camera with DESIGNA PARCS at Lake Lanier Resort

 

 

 

TACOMA, WA |2022 – TagMaster North America, Inc., the leading provider of long-range, high-performance, and accuracy License Plate Recognition (LPR) systems for Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI) deployed the innovative CT-45 LPR camera for a busy Resort at Lake Lanier north of Atlanta in Georgia. ITR’s customer demanded an LPR solution that would effectively, reliably, and accurately read the license plates of all vehicles in their population. This extremely busy DESIGNA PARCS location manages a high volume of daily users with owners, employees, and visitors. With hundreds of transactions a day, accuracy and performance are critical components for the success and oversight of the day-to-day operations of the resort. TMNA provided an updated OCR library capable of reading all the plates in circulation, optimizing throughput speeds, and ensuring only authorized vehicles were able to gain access while collecting accurate data. TagMaster NA OCR Engineering team worked closely with ITR to ensure current plate populations and new formats, fonts, colors, and layouts for the state were acknowledged and reviewed to ensure the accuracy percentage they are seeing today.

With a UI accessible from any web-browser configuration of the cameras was extremely convenient and allowed for the installation to be quick, and efficient ultimately providing ITR and their valued customer with a low Total Cost of Ownership and smoother parking operations for their owners, employees, and visitors. Seamless integration with the DESIGNA PARCS equipment made for an efficient installation process. Carbon emissions for vehicles gaining access were greatly reduced while throughput speeds have been increased and security is highly maintained. Since 1969 clients throughout the Southeast have trusted ITR with their parking, access, and revenue control (PARC) needs. Focusing on providing clients with innovative and technology-driven solutions to their specific needs, partnering with TagMaster NA LPR provided a clear win-win-win solution for all parties involved. TagMaster NA has maintained its position as a leader in the vehicle identification market for over 25 years with a future adaptive and ready product line of innovative technology solutions with unparalleled support and partner dedication.


ITR was very pleased with the professionalism and expertise that TagMaster NA provided us in resolving this challenging LPR application. Its approach in engineering and deploying this solution was excellent. -Michael Givens, President of ITR Parking Solutions

The ease of implementation of TagMaster LPR cameras for this busy location ensures the highest security while adhering to a very high accuracy standard” Ali Khaksar noted, “Offering dynamic solutions for installations like this along with the expertise of ITR Parking ensures innovative and cost-effective solutions. – Ali Khaksar, President and CEO of TagMaster North America, Inc.

With the deployment of TMNA CT-45 LPR cameras by ITR Parking Solutions a 98%+ accuracy* has been achieved for the facility ensuring it not only receives the benefit of reliable vehicle identification but also can rely on this data for additional security purposes. *Accuracy is dependent on-site specific variables including but not limited to camera placement, vehicle population, lighting, and environmental factors, contact TMNA to learn more

ITR Parking Solutions has served a broad array of industries, providing excellence, consultation, and custom solutions for over 50 years. For more information on ITR Parking Systems products, support and services, visit www.itrps.com or contact sales@itrps.com | P: 770-496-0366

TagMaster North America, Inc. is the leading provider of long-range, high-performance Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) solutions for Automated Vehicle Identification (AVI) and rail-bound transportation. Convenient and efficient RFID solutions from TagMaster NA can increase security and decrease environmental impact. Seamless integration and reliable performance records are TagMaster North America’s distinct hallmarks. For more information on TagMaster products, support and services, visit www.TagMasterNA.com or contact us at info@TagMasterNA.com | P: 253-238-1421

ParkHub Acquires Business Intelligence Leader Smarking

October 25, 2022

 

 

ParkHub Acquires Business Intelligence Leader Smarking

 

Leading B2B parking software and payments provider expands into commercial and municipal parking markets

 

 

DALLAS, Texas and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – ParkHub, a leading provider of parking software and payments solutions, announced the acquisition of Smarking, a leading provider of parking software for commercial real estate owners, parking operators, and municipalities. Through this acquisition, ParkHub broadens its product suite to further support existing customers and expands its presence into new end markets.

Founded in 2014 by Wen Sang and Maokai Lin, Smarking is a SaaS-based solution that empowers its customers to effectively manage their parking assets through access to real-time data and analytics. The company supports more than 2,500 parking locations for commercial real estate owners, municipalities, hospitals, universities, airports, and parking operators across North America. Smarking is best known for its ease of use, strong customer service, and broad feature set of business intelligence, dynamic pricing, and digital permitting solutions.

“The addition of Smarking allows us to expand our product offering and better support our existing customers while continuing to grow and serve new markets”, said Conner Mowles, President of ParkHub. “We are thrilled to partner with Wen, Maokai, and the entire Smarking organization to deliver an end-to-end, parking software and payment processing solution that helps parking managers and owners increase revenue and drive operational efficiencies.”

“Smarking and ParkHub have a shared vision – a customer-centric, software-driven ecosystem that increases revenue and drives cost savings for parking managers, owners, and operators.” said Wen Sang, CEO of Smarking. “We are excited to join the ParkHub team and continue to provide industry-leading parking software and payments solutions to our customers.”

About ParkHub

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, ParkHub is optimizing the world’s journeys by providing cutting-edge enterprise technology to support the parking industry. Founded in 2010 by parking industry veteran George Barker Sr., ParkHub provides a fully integrated software and payment processing solution to optimize parking operations, facilitate payments, and deliver real-time business insights to customers in multiple vertical markets, including sports, music & entertainment, higher education, parks & recreation, and other destinations. Through reliable technology, advanced reporting and analytics, and integrations with numerous parking and ticketing solutions, ParkHub helps clients increase revenue, improve operational efficiency, and deliver exceptional guest experiences. For more information, visit ParkHub.com.

620 Exposition Ave, Dallas, TX 75226 | www.parkhub.com | 877-417-7768

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About Smarking

Smarking is a San Francisco-based technology company serving commercial real estate owners, parking operators, municipalities, and others to maximize parking asset returns. Consisting of a team of MIT data scientists, urban real estate and mobility experts, software engineers, and business professionals, Smarking’s market-leading business intelligence and yield management software currently empowers over 2,500 parking locations across North America, maximizing asset income, tenant satisfaction, and cost savings. For more information, visit www.Smarking.com.

Media Contact:

ParkHub
Brian Castle brian.castle@parkhub.com

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O’Donnell & Naccarato Establishes Presence in the Florida Market with Acquisition of Miami-Based Douglas Wood Associates and Opening of Orlando Office  

October 20, 2022

 

 

O’Donnell & Naccarato Establishes Presence in the Florida Market with Acquisition of Miami-Based Douglas Wood Associates and Opening of Orlando Office

 

 

 

PHILADELPHIA, PA – O’Donnell & Naccarato (O&N), a leading structural engineering firm headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, has acquired Miami-based Douglas Wood Associates (DWA), as part of the firm’s larger strategic vision to expand its footprint in key markets nationwide. Simultaneously, O&N announced the opening of an additional office in Orlando to support O&N’s rapidly expanding client base in Central Florida.

DWA brings its 30-year track record of excellence and deep-rooted South Florida market knowledge to the growing O&N team, providing a full suite of creative services for all types of buildings and structures. The acquisition places O&N among one of the largest purely structural engineering firms in the country.

“O&N’s continued expansion into Florida has been a key aspect of our growth strategy, and we have found a valuable partner in DWA,” said Anthony Naccarato, PE, SE, F.ASCE President of O&N. “Their outstanding service and unsurpassed reputation in the Florida market, coupled with O&N’s structural engineering excellence, scale of projects, and production capacity, make this acquisition a natural fit for both firms.”

Founded in 1981, O&N has grown from a three-person company into one of the nation’s most prominent consulting structural engineering firms. With offices in Philadelphia, New York City, Mountainside, New Jersey, Indianapolis, and now, Miami and Orlando, the firm designs solutions for projects valued at more than $4 billion each year and is responsible for the design of more than 1,000 projects annually across the United States.

Consistent with O&N’s long-term strategic vision, the merger will combine DWA’s longstanding local relationships with O&N’s vast project experience, significant resources, and national reach to position the firm for continued growth in Florida and beyond.

“Our decision to join O&N allows us to continue DWA’s legacy, while also tapping into new markets and opportunities for growth,” said Douglas Wood, PE, President of DWA. “O&N’s core values are aligned with ours, and we are proud to join forces with one of the most reputable names in structural engineering.”

The acquisition is effective as of September 29, 2022. O&N will welcome 23 employees from DWA, which will operate as Wood / O’Donnell & Naccarato. The combined firm will be registered to perform design and restoration services in all 50 states.

Wood / O’Donnell & Naccarato has completed a number of notable healthcare projects in the Florida market for Ascension Sacred Heart Health, Baptist Health, Jackson Health, and is currently working with Orlando Health. The firm also has a robust roster of commercial, cultural and historic rehabilitation projects, including The Town Center at Boca Raton, Bal Harbour Shops, FSU’s Morcom Aquatic Center, The Space Shop Self Storage in North Miami, The Biltmore Hotel Miami Coral Gables, Trinity Cathedral and the Freedom Tower in Miami.

About O’Donnell & Naccarato

O’Donnell & Naccarato is a structural engineering firm operating nationally from our offices in Philadelphia, New York City, New Jersey, Indianapolis and now Florida with strong experience in every major vertical construction sector. O’Donnell & Naccarato supports the entire lifecycle of a building starting with the initial structural design to renovations and ultimately to restoration.

As a partner to design professionals, owners and institutions, our objective is to incorporate each stakeholder’s demands of form, function, schedule and budget into each engagement. For more information, visit www.o-n.com.

Tom McParland

Senior Account Executive

Cell: 215-815-9448

tmcparland@mavenagency.com

SpotHero Eclipses $1 Billion in Parking Reservations Sold, Sets Sights to Further Modernize the Parking Industry

October 20, 2022

 

SpotHero Eclipses $1 Billion in Parking Reservations Sold, Sets Sights to Further Modernize the Parking Industry

 

Digital parking leader continues to unlock and expand availability of parking throughout North America

 

 

 

CHICAGO, October 20, 2022—-SpotHero, the digital parking leader in North America, has exceeded $1 billion in parking reservations sold since its founding in 2011. SpotHero’s latest milestone signifies its continued leadership in the market and its commitment to further digitizing the parking industry, making it more affordable and convenient for drivers to find and book parking, and easier for parking operators to effectively manage and more efficiently monetize their parking lots/spaces. The North American parking industry is a $36B marketplace that is currently only two percent digitized.

“We’re extremely proud to celebrate the $1 billion milestone, but SpotHero isn’t stopping here. We see this as a larger opportunity to continue transforming an industry that is lagging in our digital-driven world where we can solve problems for people and parking operators in real-time,” said Mark Lawrence, SpotHero co-founder and CEO. “We don’t need to build or create more parking spaces; we just need a more efficient way of connecting drivers with existing inventory. This allows them space to spend more quality time at their desired destinations instead of circling the block looking for parking. This core focus has led to our growth, success and ongoing approach to innovation.”

The average motorist roams 1.22 miles before they find a place to park, which is why in SpotHero’s 2022 State of Parking Report, the company found that nearly half (48.5%) of all Americans say parking is a source of stress. SpotHero offers a solution to the hassle of finding a parking spot by equipping drivers with an easy-to-use platform. The platform, accessed online or via mobile app, allows drivers to explore affordable parking options near their destination and provides an instant parking pass upon receipt of payment. SpotHero’s consumer and operator-friendly platform has established the company as a leading parking marketplace and helped park more than 40 million cars throughout the United States and Canada.

“There’s a lot of room for growth in the parking industry because it’s one of the few industries where things are still done non-digitally, such as pulling tickets and paying with cash,” said Matt DiBari, Chief Product Officer at SpotHero. “From our SpotHero IQ pricing platform to our Customer Hero service team, we’ve created a product for drivers who demand reliability in where they can park and how much they will pay. We believe there is tremendous opportunity to innovate within this lens and are excited to continue developing new partnerships and forging ahead to make parking easier for our drivers and operator partners.”

Since its founding in 2011, SpotHero has seen an average 145% annual increase in digital parking reservations while partnering with 1600+ operators across more than 300 cities and 8,000 locations. Despite a complete market disruption and freeze in parking due to COVID, the company has seen a significant resurgence in demand across North America, with major U.S. cities including Boston, New York, Chicago and San Francisco surpassing pre-COVID usage levels. Over the next three years, SpotHero aims to significantly grow its impact on the parking industry through investments that will expand its digital capacity with a goal of achieving 20% digitization of parking inventory by 2025.

With over $1 billion in parking reservations sold, SpotHero solidifies its reputation as the most reliable and convenient option for customers across the industry. A key factor of SpotHero’s growth has been a direct result of its commitment and investment to excellent customer service. SpotHero’s Customer Heroes are available 7 days a week to assist drivers with everything from parking reservation cancellations to technical and location-based issues. This customer-centric focus is embodied throughout the company and has led to SpotHero receiving highly favorable customer experience rankings with an average Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 60, Customer Satisfaction Score of 4.44/5 and a Trustpilot score of 4.1, all of which are among the highest scores in the parking industry.

Parking operators have also seen the impact of SpotHero’s commitment to leadership in the industry with over 1600+ operator partnerships across North America. Since 2011, SpotHero has grown its number of parking locations by nearly 30% each year, as more and more operators have recognized the value of SpotHero’s innovative tools and insights. The data SpotHero can provide through SpotHero IQ, the parking industry’s most dynamic pricing tool, allows operators to run their businesses more efficiently and more effectively manage their parking inventory, further driving revenues.

About SpotHero

SpotHero is the digital parking leader and only independent off-street parking marketplace in North America. Millions of drivers use SpotHero’s mobile apps and website to find, book and access off-street parking in over 8,000 locations across 300 cities in the U.S. and Canada. Leading operator partners leverage SpotHero’s AI-powered dynamic pricing platform SpotHero IQ to power data-driven decisions. For more information, visit SpotHero.com.

 

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Flowbird Group and NYCDOT Launch New and Improved ParkNYC Mobile Parking App

October 19, 2022

 

 

Flowbird Group and NYCDOT Launch New and Improved ParkNYC Mobile Parking App

 

 

New App to Service Nearly 2 Million NYC Users

 

Moorestown, New Jersey – Flowbird Group, the leader in curbside management and urban mobility solutions, launched the ParkNYC app in New York City on October 17th, 2022. The release of the mobile parking app allows motorists to conveniently pay for on-street parking and municipal parking lots using a mobile device. The ParkNYC app positions Flowbird at the heart of the country’s most competitive parking markets.

NYCDOT is proud to bring an improved parking experience to New York City motorists.  Many busy New Yorkers rely on parking across the city, and the new app makes the payment process more convenient and less time consuming,” said Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez.

The new ParkNYC app, implemented by New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) and operated by Flowbird, extends service to the tens of thousands of parking locations across the five boroughs. Established ParkNYC users’ wallet credits will carry over to the new Flowbird app, providing a seamless transition to the new and improved application. Setting up a new 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.

 

 

The new ParkNYC app in New York City includes a modern and user-friendly interface, featuring the ability to pay as you go for a parking session and the continued ability to pre-load a ParkNYC wallet. Users can check how much time is remaining, choose to receive push notifications when time is about to expire, and extend their time to the maximum limit without returning to their vehicle. All transactions and receipts are saved in the user’s account on the app to be viewed later, if needed.

Flowbird partnered with NYCDOT to design a brand new end-user portal for ParkNYC and to ensure a successful transition to the new app. Flowbird’s elite back-office management suite provides immediate in-depth reporting of all meter and mobile transactions, making it easier than ever to manage the parking system in real time, while making data-driven decisions for the future.

“We are thrilled to expand our long term partnership with NYCDOT and be part of such a world class operation to provide better parking solutions for its residents, visitors, and professionals, focusing on user experience and leveraging our global expertise in mobile technology.” said Benoit Reliquet, President, Flowbird America, “After Paris, Stockholm and Hong Kong, we are delighted to contribute to one of the world’s largest and most vibrant urban tech ecosystems in the City that never sleeps. A special thanks go out to all teams involved.”

Flowbird has been a longstanding partner with NYCDOT since 1993 when the City was one of the first in the United States to implement on-street multi-space parking pay stations. Since then, the City has expanded their contract with Flowbird to include nearly 14,000 solar-powered pay stations managing 80,000 on-street parking spaces.

New York City joins the thousands of other towns and cities across the United States, and globally, using the Flowbird app. Flowbird’s continued growth reflects the success in providing simple and convenient solutions for parking and mobility. For more information, please visit www.ParkNYC.org.

ParkMobile Partners with Oak View Group to Offer a Digital Parking Payments Platform for Sports & Live Entertainment Venues

October 19, 2022

 

 

 

ParkMobile Partners with Oak View Group to Offer a Digital Parking Payments Platform for Sports & Live Entertainment Venues

 

 

 

 

Through the partnership, all OVG venues will have access to ParkMobile for parking reservations and on-site digital payments.

 

 

 

Philadelphia, PA  October 19, 2022 –  ParkMobile, the No. 1 digital parking payment solution in North America, announced today a new partnership with Oak View Group (OVG), the leading global venue development, advisory, and investment company for both the sports and live entertainment industries. The partnership will improve the guest experience by offering digital payments at OVG’s stadiums, arenas, performing arts centers, convention centers, fairgrounds, and casinos around the country. With ParkMobile as an official parking payments partner for OVG, guests will be able to reserve and guarantee parking in advance of attending and/or digitally pay onsite for events at over 150 venues.

“Our partnership with ParkMobile has been in the works for over two years now. We’re thrilled to officially announce ParkMobile as a parking payments partner and start working with them at our venues,” said Joe Leung, Vice President of Parking & Mobility, OVG360, which is the third-party, service-oriented division of OVG. “We’re looking forward to enhancing our overall guest experience by allowing fans to make parking reservations in advance of events and, in some cases, pay digitally onsite. This will eliminate the stress of event parking and create operational efficiencies at our venues.”

OVG manages or owns-and-operates venues across the globe, including many in cities where ParkMobile is already active. Some of the most recognizable venues include Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa, PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pa., Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pa., Snapdragon Stadium in San Diego, Calif., Miami Beach Convention Center, Fair Park in Dallas, and UBS Arena in New York.

Reserving a parking space is quick and easy. A user can view a full list of upcoming events with all the available parking options on the ParkMobile app or the venue’s reservation page. The user can then reserve a space, which can be redeemed at the parking lot on the day of the event using a mobile or printed pass. Reservations can also be made through the ParkMobile app on both iPhone and Android devices.

“This partnership will leverage the expertise of our two innovative companies to deliver a streamlined arrival experience at OVG venues nationwide”  Andy Harman, ParkMobile’s Vice President of Sales and Partnerships, said.

About ParkMobile: ParkMobile, LLC is the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America, using a contactless approach to help millions of people easily find, reserve, and pay for parking on their mobile devices. In 2021, ParkMobile became part of the Swedish-based EasyPark Group. The company’s technology is used in thousands of locations across the country, including 8 of the top 10 cities as well as college campuses, airports, and stadiums. People can use ParkMobile solutions to quickly pay for on-street and off-street parking without having to use a meter or kiosk. Additionally, ParkMobile offers parking reservations at stadium venues for concerts and sporting events. Reservations are also available in metro area garages, allowing people to drive into the city without having to worry about finding parking. ParkMobile has been named to the Inc. 5000, Deloitte Fast 500, Smart Cities Connect “Smart 50,” and the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Top Workplaces. Additionally, the company won the 2022 Stevie Awards for Best Mobile On-Demand Application. For more information, visit ParkMobile.io or @ParkMobile on Twitter.

ParkMobile Contact: Mark Lister, SVP of Marketing, mark.lister@parkmobile.io

Oak View Group Contact: Blair Cardinal, (267) 738-2806, blair.cardinal@oakviewgroup.com

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