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October 13, 2017

The Gruden Group Launches Unique Digital Platform For Parking Operator >>
The new platform was developed by Gruden’s digital team and enables customers to search and link to ‘Secure-a-Spot’, Secure Parking’s online service where customers can book and pay for parking.

October 12, 2017

New Parking Aids Congestion In Busy Belmont >>
Navigating the ever-increasing traffic of downtown Belmont will get a little easier with the addition of a public parking lot near a cluster of popular restaurants.

New Albany Officials To Look At Downtown Parking Availability >>
New Albany Redevelopment Commissioners will soon discuss whether more downtown street parking spots should be freed up for visitors.

Burlington Unveils New Parking Features >>
Parking in downtown Burlington can be a challenge, but a few new changes to the city’s parking system could help.

'It Warms My Heart': City's Kindness Meters Pay Out >>
Londoners have chipped in more than $1600 in change to four repurposed parking meters that are scattered across the city in an effort to raise money for local charities.

Michigan Is Turning Into A Self-Driving Car Testing Ground >>
On the outskirts of the University of Michigan campus, there's a sight that instantly shows how much the area has changed: A sensor-connected car steered by an Xbox controller roams the streets of what is known as "M-City" to test self-driving and other connected-car technologies.

Uber, Surging Outside Manhattan, Tops Taxis in New York City >>
Uber has deployed thousands of black cars across Manhattan, going bumper-to-bumper with yellow taxis for passengers and fares in lucrative commercial and tourist areas.

Study Ranks Boston as Most Likely Beneficiary of Smart City Technology >>
A newly released study suggests that Boston stands to benefit from the development of "smart city" technology more than any other large city in the United States.

Sylvan Lake Pay Parking A Success >>
The town introduced pay parking along its popular lakefront areas this past summer as a way to generate revenue for upkeep, maintenance and extra enforcement downtown.

Riverhead Eyes Hi-Tech Parking Ticket System To Beef Up Enforcement >>
Parking code enforcement in Riverhead may soon be aided by mobile technology that will expedite ticketing and increase the rate of payments by violators, according to a Maryland firm that pitched the new system to town board members this morning.

October 11, 2017

Your Vehicle's Parking Space Can Determine Coverage Rates >>
A car's parking space can have an impact on car insurance prices.

Jersey City To Seek Bids For Electric Car Charging Stations >>
The Jersey City City Council is expected to approve a resolution tonight to accept proposals for new electric car charging stations across the city.

Newark To Double Parking Lot Rate During Busiest Times >>
City officials plan to implement “peak” and “off-peak” rates for city-run parking lots on Main Street.

Parking Relief Is Coming Soon For Travelers At Charlotte Douglas International Airport >>
About 1,700 new parking spaces will soon be available near Charlotte Douglas International Airport, as an off-site parking operator plans to open in spring of 2018 on Wilkinson Boulevard.

Proposal Could Raise Downtown Boise Parking Rates >>
A new proposal could bring up monthly rates nearly 30 percent for parking garages in the center of downtown Boise.

Cardiff Airport To Spend Millions On Upgrading Its Terminal And Car Parking >>
There will be new coffee shops, 'meet and greet' car parking and a new car hire centre

Autonomous Cars Without Human Drivers Will Be Allowed On California Roads Starting Next Year >>
42 companies are now testing 285 self-driving cars in the Golden State

October 10, 2017

Virginia Issues RFP for Statewide EV Charging Network >>
Gov. Terry McAuliffe, D-Va., recently announced the launch of a request for proposals (RFP) to deploy an interconnected and statewide public electric vehicle (EV) charging network.

October 9, 2017

Scarsdale Officially Begins Smart Parking Meter Pilot Program >>
Parking in Scarsdale is set to get a little smarter, and easier, through a new smart parking meter pilot program that has been proposed by village officials.

Virginia Seeks To Expand Network Of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations >>
Virginia is seeking proposals to install more electric vehicle charging stations, and will pay for it with part of the $93 million the state received as part of the Volkswagen settlement over the car company’s emissions-cheating scandal.

City Hall Parking Lot Could Close Around Christmas To Make Way For New Garage >>
Though final site plans and costs for a new downtown parking garage have not been made public, those final plans will appear before the city council,“pretty soon,” said Economic Development Director Carl Callahan.

City Asks For More Time, Money For Downtown Parking Ramp Planning >>
It's taking longer than expected to hash out formal agreements with the city's chosen partner on a downtown parking ramp development.

Planning Board Eases Parking Requirements For Restaurants >>
The Marco Island Planning Board met Friday morning for the first time in two months, and, after some debate over the bi-monthly meeting schedule, quickly delved into a packed agenda.

Parking Rates, Hours To Change In Some Seattle Neighborhoods >>
The City of Seattle is preparing to change parking rates in many neighborhoods and extend paid parking hours in some.

The 5 Major Roadblocks To Smart City Infrastructure >>
Cities that can clear away issues that prevent smart city growth have an advantage over other municipalities in the race to become smarter.

LeBron James Wants You to Trust Autonomous Vehicles >>
He’s partnered with Intel to show he’s “fearless.”

Cryptocurrency Acceptance Takes off Nationwide with Top Airport Parking >>
Top Airport Parking, a major provider of parking around North American airports, recently announced that it's accepting cryptocurrencies for purchases--with dozens of varieties, such as the popular Bitcoin along with the likes of Ethereum, Litecoin and Dogecoin

Honesty Boxes Abandoned In Favour Of Compulsory Parking Charges Across Dartmoor >>
Parking charges will be introduced in Dartmoor because honesty boxes do not raise enough cash

Portland Introduces Citation Management Solution Powered by Passport >>
The days of handwriting parking citations are over for the City of Portland.

Alphabet’s Waymo Launches Public Campaign To Build Trust In Self-Driving Cars >>
Because there’s nothing more useless than an autonomous vehicle with no one in it

Downtown Boise Parking Is Heading Toward Steep Price Increases >>
Parking rates in downtown Boise garages operated by Capital City Development Corp. could go up by nearly 30 percent starting in February.

October 8, 2017

Arkansas Businesses Debate City's Plan To Raise Downtown Parking Meter Rates >>
City directors are considering a proposal to raise downtown parking meter fees, but many downtown merchants would like to make parking free.

City of Burnsville to Revisit Overnight Parking Ban >>
The city of Burnsville has had an ordinance banning on-street parking between 2-6 a.m. since 1983

October 7, 2017

Parking Meter Art Project To Benefit Youth Homeless Projects >>
Ava's Change4Youth is a project created by youth for youth. Ava Volpe-Santos, 13, brought the idea to PAT after seeing other cities using re-purposed parking meters to raise funds for the homeless.

Stamford Land Use Chief Wants To Study Parking Patterns >>
Ralph Blessing wants to get a handle on parked cars.

Town Buys Bluffton Road Property To Add Parking >>
With the Dr. Mellichamp Drive streetscape project scheduled to begin this month, the town of Bluffton announced last week another plan to add public parking in the Old Town historic district.

Solar Panels To Cover DEWA Car Parks >>
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) launched a new project, as part of the Shams Dubai initiative, to install solar carports, at DEWA's headquarters, and at the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment building.

Vail Winter Parking Rates Going Up For The First Time In Years >>
Parking here is a limited commodity, but prices at the town’s paid parking facilities has been unchanged for nearly a decade.

October 6, 2017

Parking Might Be At A Premium During Airport Holiday Travel Season >>
An airport parking space may be tougher to find than a flight in Fort Lauderdale this holiday travel season.

Charleston's First Parking Study In 20 Years Could Bring New Rules, Higher Fees Downtown >>
Updating the city of Charleston's downtown parking system for the first time in 20 years could lead to vast changes covering where people can park, how long they can stay in one space and how much they'll pay.

Enforcement Dominates Parking Discussion >>
A sweeping study of Norwalk’s parking needs and management could recommend easing up on ticketing.

Ready. Set. Pay Up! Flagstaff Pay Parking Starts Today >>
The city’s paid parking system turns on Friday morning, and downtown visitors will be expected to use the parking kiosks or the mobile app to pay for parking downtown.

Colorado Springs Airport Offering Discounted Long-Term Parking >>
Just in time for the holiday season, the Colorado Springs Airport will again offer its popular holiday parking promotion, offering 50 percent off long-term parking.

Cell Phone Parking Lot Popularity Spreads To Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport >>
The Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport is planning a free "cell phone lot" for people coming to pick up passenger — a type of waiting area that has become more and more common across the country.

Top Five Smart Cities >>
As smarter travel takes hold and digitalisation alters passenger expectations, experiences and mobility across the world, we welcome you to our new brand: Intelligent Transport.

Swinerton tops out Terminal 2 Parking Plaza at San Diego International Airport >>
Swinerton is pleased to announce that it has topped out the new Terminal 2 Parking Plaza at San Diego International Airport.

October 5, 2017

'Smart Parking' Is On Its Way To Downtown St. Pete >>
Drivers in downtown St. Petersburg will soon be able to use a mobile app to find parking.

For Electric Car Owners, ‘Range Anxiety’ Gives Way to ‘Charging Time Trauma’ >>
An oft-cited reason people don’t buy electric cars is “range anxiety” — if batteries struggle to take you as far as gas and charging stations are limited in number, the thinking goes, who would want one?

Here’s The Electric Car Charging Infrastructure Needed To Support 7 Million Evs, Study Says >>
Industry analysts have tried to compare the petrol and diesel infrastructure with electric car charging infrastructure in the past, but it’s a hard comparison to make due to the important part that home charging plays in EV ownership.

Detroit Roads, Parking Would Get $125M Improvement Under Plan >>
Mayor Mike Duggan said at a press conference today that he plans to submit his proposal to the Detroit City Council within the next two weeks.

Westport Introduces Mobile App To Pay For Train Station Parking >>
People parking at the Westport train stations now have another option for paying through newly introduced MobileNOW! app.

Seattle Plan: Ease Public Parking Crunch By Tapping Unused Spaces In Private Lots And Buildings >>
A city-sponsored proposal would make it easier for building owners in dense areas to rent their excess parking to anyone — ranging from transit riders to drivers looking for a place to keep their car overnight.

Lodo Parking Lot Sells For $20M An Acre >>
Elevation Development Group paid $22 million for a parking lot on Market Street.

People Keep Stealing Canadian City's Parking Meters >>
A quarter of the parking meters in the Canadian city of St John's have been stolen, it's been reported.

Parking At RDU? Mind The Colors On Your Way In. >>
People who park in the decks at Raleigh-Durham International Airport in the coming weeks will need to pay attention to the colors at the entrances and exits.

Oklahoma City, First To Use Mechanical Parking Meters, Taking Down The Last Ones >>
They aren't as pretty as claimed by their inventor, but the mechanical parking meters, launched in Oklahoma City and sold worldwide are about to disappear from downtown streets.

Build Less, Share More: An Urban Mantra for Taming Parking >>
Seattle's new parking proposal illustrates how.

October 4, 2017

Adoption of New Mobility Solutions Drives Growth Opportunities in Automotive Ecosystem >>
Over the past few years, urban municipalities' need to combat congestion and pollution has driven transformational mobility solutions such as carsharing, e-hailing, ridesharing, and bike sharing.

City Of Burlington Undergoes Review Of Its Parking Standards >>
Consultant IBI Group was brought in to complete a City-Wide Parking Standards Review Consolidated Report back in July.

SF Parking Meters Could Go As High As $8 An Hour In New Plan >>
Planners at San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency are putting the finishing touches on a new citywide parking meter rate system, one that will automatically hike or drop rates in popular neighborhoods depending on availability of spaces.

Western Governors Set Sights On Electric Vehicle Charging Network Spanning Seven States >>
Deal signed to ease EV range anxiety with fast-charge network along 11 Interstate highways

How Tax Revenue Changed Since Cherry Creek Mall Added Paid Parking >>
Remember when complaining about paid parking at Cherry Creek Shopping Center was a popular story earlier this year? Whatever happened to that?

Self-Driving Taxis Are Coming To Residential Neighborhoods >>
Most experts agree that robot cars will first roll out as fleets of self-driving taxis in controlled environments — college campuses, business parks, dedicated freeway lanes, or downtowns of congested cities.

October 3, 2017

Reserved Murchison Parking Spots Frustrate Students >>
The parking spots reserved for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles in front of Murchison Hall have recently become a source of frustration for some Trinity students.

A New Real Estate Firm Dedicated to Parking Acquisitions – Hunter City – is Launched by Robert Caplin and Peter Fisher >>
Real estate investment firm Hunter City, LLC (“Hunter City”) announced on Tuesday that it has launched operations to acquire a substantial portfolio of parking assets in the United States.

Parking BOXX Partners With IntegraPark To Add Automated Accounting Capabilities To Revenue Control Technology >>
The PARIS integration can provide parking operators with significant cost savings.

Not So Smart Cities >>
Developing a smart city is not easy, and whilst these initiatives have moved forward in the wake of technological advancements, there is still work to be done.

October 2, 2017

Passport Launches Mobile Parking App at Illinois State University >>
University adds mobile technology for simpler payments

Wilson Gives Parking Meaning >>
Breast Cancer Cure and Wilson Parking have teamed up this October for Breast Cancer Month to trial a New Zealand first in fundraising.

Smart Cities Bill Would Provide $220 Million Annually >>
Federal legislators aim to provide a new pool of support and resources to city governments interested in using modern technology to upgrade aging public infrastructure.

ChargePoint Launches Electric-Car Charging Activated By Smartphone >>
Electric-car charging network ChargePoint has announced a new feature that allows electric vehicle (EV) owners to begin charging their car using near-field communication (NFC) and their smartphone.

Parking Tickets Going Digital In Maine's Biggest City >>
Motorists who park their vehicles on city streets in Portland know that parking enforcement officers can be brutally efficient in ticketing truants.

Ford and Lyft Announce Partnership to Bring Self-Driving Cars to the Masses >>
Ford and Lyft are partnering to bring the automaker's self-driving cars to the ride-hailing service.

Scofflaws Beware, Warrenton Begins Parking Enforcement Changes Today >>
The Town of Warrenton is cracking down on parking rules, starting today.

Kimley-Horn Releases Parking Strategy For Winter Park >>
Kimley-Horn has released their 24-page report on how to improve parking in Downtown Winter Park.

Explore The ‘Batcave’ – The Underground Luxury Carpark That Could Save You Thousands In City Parking >>
This luxury car storage facility will give your vehicle the ultimate pampering, while saving you thousands of pounds in annual parking fees

Kingston Parking Lot Pay Stations To Be Activated Oct. 10 >>
The new parking pay stations installed in six of the city’s municipal lots will be activated Oct. 10, the mayor’s office said Monday.

Parking Structure Part of Selby's Vision for the Future >>
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens has filed plans with the city detailing improvements to garden infrastructure.

Ridgewood Starts Downtown Valet Service Using Public Lots >>
Ridgewood Councilman Ramon Hache sees one downside to restaurant valet service as towns across North Jersey try to boost their central business districts.

October 1, 2017

Metered Parking Rates Could Go Up In Green Bay >>
Metered parking rates could increase in Green Bay, fallout in Ashwaubenon continues after the state prohibited local bans on short-term rentals and the village of Bellevue is set to discuss its proposed spending plan for next year.

September 30, 2017

ChargePoint Creates App to Help Users Pay for Electric Car Charging More Easily >>
The electric car train isn't showing signs of stopping anytime soon, but the infrastructure it requires is still huffing and puffing at the platform

September 29, 2017

Smart Parking Solutions – It’s Not About The Parking >>
Parking and traffic congestion are constant sources of frustration for drivers, merchants, employers and public officials in most cities around the world.

Inside The Proposal To Fix Buckhead's Traffic Problems With Less Parking >>
City officials are targeting parking spaces in their efforts to ease Buckhead's worsening traffic congestion, but some business leaders question whether reducing the number of spaces at future developments will help ease traffic, or simply make those buildings less appealing to commuters.

City, Consultant To Present Parking Study Findings, Gather Public Input >>
A parking study commissioned by the City of Staunton earlier this year is in its final draft and ready for review and public input.

September 28, 2017

ASX-listed Smart Parking trials Google Cloud IoT Core >>
Offering operates as a fully managed service on Google Cloud Platform, designed to securely connect and manage IoT devices at scale.

Robotic Parking System Verified as Highest Throughput Capacity in the Automatic Parking Industry >>
Robotic Parking Systems Inc., a Pinellas Park, Florida based company, announced the successful throughput testing of its recently completed 2,350 capacity Al Jahra Court Automatic Parking System in Kuwait.

There Will Be No More Free Parking At MidAmerica Airport. Here’s Why. >>
The days of free parking for travelers using MidAmerica Airport are coming to an end.

Motorists Seem OK With Parking Increases >>
Oceanside finished its first summer season with increased public parking lot and city meter rates, and heard minimal objections.

September 27, 2017

Chinese Village Country's First To Earn Green Parking Designation >>
West Village has earned Parksmart bronze, becoming the first project in China and the first outside the United States to receive the certification.

For 70 Years Mclaurin Has Been THE Name In Raleigh Parking. Now They’ve Sold The Business. >>
If you've ever parked in downtown Raleigh, chances are it was in a lot or deck managed by the McLaurin family.

The Parking Spot Integrates E-Receipts With Concur Expense to Deliver Time-Saving Benefits to Concur Clients >>
The Parking Spot's expense integration is now available in the Concur App Center

NuPark to Automate Enforcement Parking Management for City of McAllen >>
The City of McAllen has partnered with smart parking management leader NuPark to deliver automated enforcement and citation solutions in an effort to enhance the City's parking data and operations management.

Area Electric Car-Charging Stations Primed For Growth >>
While most cars don’t drive by themselves, many motorists who plug in, rather than fill up, have stopped in local towns on their way elsewhere.

Portland Parking Enforcement Goes Digital >>
Handwritten parking tickets are history in Portland, now that the city has launched the first phase of a new digital parking enforcement system.

September 26, 2017

MAC Approves New $240 Million, 11-Story Parking Ramp At Airport >>
A new $240 million, 11-story parking ramp is planned for Terminal 1-Lindbergh at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Ventura's Downtown Parking Situation To Get Deeper Look >>
The Ventura City Council approved spending $600,000 for new parking meters.

Parking Lot Asphalt May Be Re-Used >>
Recycling is very important in Palmyra Township, Pike County.

September 25, 2017

UF Health Shands Hospital to Use NuPark's LPR-Based Permitting and Enforcement Solutions >>
Smart-industry solutions leader NuPark is bringing integrated parking management technology to University of Florida Health Shands Hospital.

The Parking Spot Redesigns Loyalty Program to Honor Best Members >>
The Parking Spot, the nation’s largest owner and operator of near-airport parking properties, recently announced a new tiered structure for its Spot Club rewards program.

Why Santa Monica Got Rid Of Parking Minimums Downtown. And Why Other Cities Should Consider Following Suit >>
Santa Monica has long strived to be one of the most walkable places in Southern California.

EasyPark Group Announces Revolutionary New ‘Parking Dashboard’ >>
EasyPark Group CEO, Johan Birgersson, unveiled a brand-new product which promises to completely change the way cities and parking operators manage their parking, resulting in more efficient and effective parking operations.

William & Mary Introduces PassportParking® Mobile App >>
William & Mary has launched the PassportParking® mobile parking application as a convenient way to pay for parking.

Parking Meter Costs Increase In Clifton And Surrounding Neighborhoods >>
Parking meter costs rose by 25 cents in a dozen neighborhoods late last week as the city attempts to battle its current fiscal situation.

Developer Asks Highwood For Reduced Parking >>
A developer is asking the City of Highwood to reduce parking requirements for a proposed apartment building on Green Bay Road, saying the cost of providing all 82 spaces is prohibitive.

GM, Not Tesla, Is A Better Bet On The Autonomous Vehicle Future Right Now, Deutsche Bank Says >>
General Motors' strong competitive position in autonomous vehicle (AV) technology is widely underestimated by investors, according to a Wall Street firm.

Cities That Are Leading In Connected Transportation — And What Others Can Learn From Them >>
Cities of all sizes are racing to create smarter, more connected transportation systems.

The Popularity Of Uber, Lyft Boosts Airport Revenue, But There Are Trade-Offs >>
The arrival of the ride-booking services was cheered by travelers, but the companies have also proved good news for airport executives here and across the country.

New Parking Deck Coming to Downtown Durham >>
A one-acre parking lot in downtown Durham will become a multi-story parking deck.

Parking Solution For West 7th Street Shortage Found — For Now >>
Weekend parking for the popular Crockett Row bars and restaurants is getting easier — at least for the time being.

September 22, 2017

This YMCA Will Soon Have Valet Parking. Here's Why: >>
The Irsay Family YMCA at CityWay Downtown will soon offer free valet parking to its 13,000 members.

Parking Meter Pilot Program Coming to Scarsdale >>
New smart parking meters will be installed in the Village of Scarsdale’s Village Center as part of a Pilot Program this fall.

September 21, 2017

The Car Park Acquires North Carolina Company >>
The Car Park, a Boise company that manages parking at dozens of Boise locations, at the Friedman Airport in Blaine County, and in other states, has purchased the North Carolina parking company McLaurin Parking.

Europe’s Largest Mobile Parking Payment App Has Arrived In The Netherlands >>
Europe's most awarded mobile paid parking app, EasyPark, today announced it has expanded its services to include the Netherlands.

Over 100 New Electric Car Charging Stations Installed In Fountain Valley >>
A big parking area in Fountain Valley is now equipped with 113 new electric vehicle charging stations.

Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport To Raise Parking Fees Nov. 1 >>
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport plans to raise parking rates ahead of the holiday travel season.

Ohio Partners With INRIX and StreetLight Data On Transportation Data Project >>
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has chosen INRIX and StreetLight Data to provide a review of transportation patterns throughout the state.

What Will The Smart City Of The Future Look Like? >>
The number of smart cities around the world is expected to grow exponentially over the next few years and by 2050, 70 per cent of the world’s population will be living in smart cities.

September 20, 2017

Florence County Council To Introduce $15 Million Ordinance For Parking Garage >>
After months of talking, it appears the Florence County council is ready to take action on a new parking garage near the county complex in the form a $15 million revenue bond.

De Blasio Wants To Install 1,000 Electric-Car Charging Stations By 2020 >>
Mayor de Blasio on Wednesday rolled out a $10 million plan to install as many as 1,000 new electric-car charging stations throughout the city by 2020.

Brewers Fans Avoid Surprises, Save Money With Advance Parking Purchase >>
Experienced Miller Park tailgaters know that one parking lot stands out above all others: the Molitor lot.

Parking Meter Rates Set To Go Up Thursday Throughout Cincinnati >>
Parking meter rates will increase on Thursday starting at 3 a.m. across the city, with many neighborhoods seeing 25-cent increases.

City Council Reduces Parking Fees For Energy-Efficient Cars >>
On Tuesday night, the Long Beach City Council passed a resolution cutting residential and commuter parking passes by 20 percent for low-emission and energy-efficient cars.

City Of Albuquerque To Repair Its Electric Car Charging Stations >>
The city of Albuquerque says it's working to get its electric car charging stations back up and running.

Bozeman Loosens Parking Requirements To Spur Development In 'Midtown' >>
Bozeman's elected officials have lightened the rules on parking for new businesses along North Seventh Avenue to help fast-track development — in some areas, suspending requirements all together.

It's Open Sesame For Drivers As Sandton City Parking Goes Ticketless >>
Sandton City and Mandela Square visitors can now ditch ticketed parking vouchers for automated payment, which recognises number plates and automatically opens boom gates.

Parking Meters May Be Coming To Downtown Sarasota In 2018 >>
Parking meters in downtown Sarasota have been a topic of discussion for the past few months.

September 19, 2017

Westfield UTC Plans End To Unlimited Free Parking >>
Unlimited free parking will end next year at Westfield UTC, according to the mall manager.

Autonomous Vehicles' Future May Be Further Away, Different Than Imagined >>
Experts agree that electric and autonomous vehicle technologies are here to stay, but where the industry will be in a decade or more is open to debate.

City To Study Downtown Parking >>
Before the City of Plattsburgh can get going on concrete development plans for the Durkee Street corridor, its leaders have to figure out where people can park.

September 18, 2017

TIBA Parking Welcomes Carolina Time & Parking Group to its Rapidly Growing Partner Network >>
TIBA Parking Systems and Carolina Time & Parking Group (CTPG) enter a partnership to bring advanced state-of-the-art parking and revenue automation solutions to North and South Carolina.

SpotHero Updates iOS App with First-of-Kind Features to Make Parking Faster and Easier >>
SpotHero, North America's leading parking reservation service, announced today it has updated its iOS mobile app with first-of-kind features that optimize the parking experience, making it easier and more efficient for all drivers, especially those who drive daily.

Some Thoughts On The Transportation Department's New Autonomous Vehicle Guidelines >>
On September 13, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced the release of an updated set autonomous vehicles guidelines, titled "Automated Driving Systems 2.0: A Vision for Safety."

Red Deer Moves Forward With Public Parking Strategy >>
The City of Red Deer's 1,878 downtown parking stalls — 1,150 on-street stalls and 728 off-street — are now under the umbrella of a comprehensive Parking Management Strategy to support economic activity and community objectives like optimal land use.

Goodbye Foot Patrol. Robo-Parking Enforcement To Hit Edmonton This Fall >>
An Edmonton driver's chances of getting away with illegal parking are set to drop dramatically when city officials roll out their new robo-parking patrol.

Manny's Seeks Permission For City To Allow Valet Parking >>
For many, parking in the Crossroads District is a major concern, and that is why one local business says they'll be adding valet parking to help its customers access their restaurant.

Kendall County Community Food Pantry Gets Grant For Parking Lot Repairs >>
The Kendall County Community Food Pantry recently received a grant award from the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley totaling $20,000.

Moshow the Cat Rapper and the Portland Bureau of Transportation Debut New Music Video "Parking Kitty" to Promote Passport-powered Parking Kitty App >>
The Portland Bureau of Transportation and Portland artist Moshow the Cat Rapper debuted a new rap and music video today called "Parking Kitty", after the City's new parking app, to encourage Portlanders to download and use the app for a more streamlined parking experience.

Sacramento Airport Adds Electric Buses And An On-Site Solar Farm >>
Sacramento International Airport took another step this month in its effort to transition its operations to clean energy use, winning a federal grant for a fleet of electric shuttle buses.

ParkCloud partners with Blue Panorama Airlines >>
Italian airline, Blue Panorama, has chosen to expand its ancillary offerings, working with global online parking reservation provider, ParkCloud, to provide its customers with online parking reservation services.

Green P Parking Rates Increases Proposed Across The City >>
Off-street parking rates approved while on-street metered parking spots will be considered for increases by council.

Western Technical College Adds An Electric Car Charging Station >>
Western Technical College unveiled a new electric car charging station Monday.

Little Rock Airport Expands Handicapped Parking >>
The state's largest airport has added parking spaces reserved for people with disabilities and consolidated almost all of them into one location after a federal review found too few handicapped parking spaces.

UK Startup Raises Millions For Driverless Parking >>
A British tech start-up aims to raise tens of millions of pounds to build a complete map of parking spaces to allow driverless cars to find a spot and put wardens out of business.

Atlanta And Georgia Tech Roll Out Smart City Projects >>
Atlanta has launched smart city transportation and public safety projects and has formalized a relationship with the Georgia institute of Technology to design, implement and study smart city initiatives.

EV Charging Company Calls For Greater Infrastructure Regulation >>
A new report that suggests EV drivers may have to choose between charging or using a kettle has stakeholders up in arms.

U of A Parking and Transit Has Installed New Parking Meters on Campus >>
Transit and Parking has installed new multiple space parking meters on campus.

September 15, 2017

Dells Parking Board Recommends Permanent Free Overnight Parking >>
An experiment in unfettered overnight parking in downtown Wisconsin Dells could lead to a year-round city ordinance allowing the practice, as long as the vehicles are parked in city lots verses in street-side spaces.

Long Before Parking Kitty's Rapper, Portland Offered Another Cool Cat: Mr. Park N. Meter >>
High-tech parking-payment schemes have come around before in the City of Roses.

September 14, 2017

Amano McGann and Mitchell Time & Parking Expand Partnership to Houston >>
Amano McGann, the leading provider of Parking Access and Revenue Control Systems (PARCS) in North America, is pleased to announce the expansion of our partnership with one of our longest-standing exclusive dealers.

Parken, Inc. Enters Agreement with SAP to Provide Consumers with Multiple Parking Options Using SAP Vehicles Network >>
Parken, Inc., which offers Parken+, the new mobile app that allows drivers to search, book and pay for parking in over 200 locations – including 35 major cities across the U.S. – has entered into an agreement with SAP.

With More Electric Cars Are Available, Where Are The Charging Stations? >>
But as the number of vehicles on our roads powered by electrons rather than fossil fuel grows, so does a question: Where are their service stations?

Springdale Reduces Parking Rates >>
After thirty days of observation, the city of Springdale has decided to reduce the cost of its pilot parking program.

Road Map Seeks Way To Develop Albany's "Parking Lot" District >>
The state is offering a seven-year plan to redevelop some or all of the mostly deserted land in downtown Albany that was once envisioned for a new convention center.

Facade Stays, Parking Deck To Rise At Building Near Book Tower >>
The Historic District Commission approved an odd, complicated plan for Bedrock, who intended to demolish a two-story next to the Book Building in order to build a parking garage.

Could The Barnacle Replace The Denver Boot? New Device Sticks To Parking Scofflaw's Windshield. >>
The latest tool in the battle against parking scofflaws is a device that looks as harmless as SpongeBob SquarePants but sticks to an offender's car like a barnacle.

Niagara University Charged Up Over Latest Addition >>
In conjunction with National Drive Electric Week, Niagara University unveiled four new electric car charging stations on its campus.

Pay Parking Experiment In Downtown Roanoke Appears To Be Working, Official Says >>
Halfway through, Roanoke's trial run at returning parking meters to downtown streets is going well, a ParkRoanoke official said.

September 13, 2017

Downtown Milwaukee Parking Meters Enlisted In Campaign To End Homelessness >>
All coins shoved into seven downtown Milwaukee parking meters will be contributed to a new community-giving program to help end chronic homelessness in Milwaukee, officials said Wednesday.

Get My Parking Secures $3M in Series A Funding Round >>
Get My Parking is now poised for international growth with contractual partners in 15 countries to cater to the needs of global parking solution.

City of Bellingham Selects NuPark's Comprehensive Parking Management Platform for Automated Parking Efficiency >>
The City of Bellingham recently announced that it has partnered with parking management software leader NuPark to deliver a comprehensive host of solutions for the City's parking operations including permitting, citations and license plate recognition-based enforcement.

Technology Is Changing Transportation, and Cities Should Adapt >>
It has taken only a few years for ride-hailing services to make urban journeys more convenient in many cities, much to the delight of city dwellers the world over.

City Parking Situation Improving >>
Solving tough problems is always slower than anyone would like but here are a few important year-one milestones:

City Council Approves Initial Phase Of Old Town Parking Lot >>
The Galt City Council unanimously approved moving forward with the first phase of the Old Town Parking Lot at its Sept. 5 meeting at City Hall.

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