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December 12, 2017

Greenwich Automated Valet Parking And Self-Drive Trials Enter Next Stage >>
Participants will be taking part in automated valet parking demonstrations in Greenwich this month, playing an important role in simulating real-world opportunities for connected and autonomous vehicles.

Introducing Stan: The Robot Valet Parking Cars at Lyon Airport >>
Vinci Airports has signed a strategic partnership with Stanley Robotics to deploy robotic valets at France's Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport.

As West Palm Grows, City Has Ideas To Make Downtown Parking Easier >>
West Palm Beach looks for ways to make downtown parking less of a hassle

New Parking Structure Set To Open In Royal Oak >>
The city's parking situation will improve later this month when the seven-story Center Street deck opens.

Why Downtown Parking Garages May Be Headed For Extinction >>
But ride-hailing services and autonomous cars are going to revolutionize parking in cities across the country — in garages, in lots and along curbs.

Colorado Puts Technology In The Driver's Seat >>
Colorado recently celebrated “Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Day,” where Gov. John Hickenlooper discussed the state's partnership with Panasonic on the country's first production-grade, connected vehicle system in which real-time data is shared across vehicles, infrastructure and people to improve safety, lower fuel consumption and reduce congestion.

Driving Smart City Innovation With An Active Network >>
By the year 2050, cities are projected to add more than 2.5 billion new urban residents.

Neighborhoods Ticketed For Winter Parking Violations >>
Permission may be granted by the Police Department (on a day-to-day basis) for specific reasons.

Columbia County Working To Keep Drivers From Parking In Business Parking Spots During Events >>
Some business owners say drivers are parking in their spots during county events so it doesn’t allow room for their customers.


December 11, 2017

Fort Collins Introduces FC Parking Application, Powered by Passport >>
The City of Fort Collins today announced the launch of the FC Parking mobile application.

Denver 'Parking Angels' to Give Gift of Free Parking >>
Parking enforcement agents in Denver will distribute gift cards for free parking to street parkers in Denver this holiday.

The Number Of Electrical Car Charging Stations Is Rising, But Does That Mean Wider Adoption Of Electrical Cars Will Follow? >>
A recent ribbon cutting in downtown Denver gave a snapshot of electric vehicle charging in the U.S.

Tesla Donating 100 Electric Car Charging Stations To Norfolk >>
Tesla has offered to donate 100 electric car charging stations to the city of Norfolk.

Airports Are Losing Money as Ride-Hailing Services Grow >>
In response to a loss in revenue caused by ride-hailing services, some airports are trying to encourage people to drive and park.

SFO Announces Free Short-Term Parking, Drop-Off and Pickup During the Holiday Season >>
Picking up someone at the airport may be a bit easier and less expensive this holiday season as San Francisco International Airport on Monday announced a free short-term parking option.

University of Colorado Letting People Pay Off Parking Tickets With Food Donations >>
The parking services department at the University of Colorado is giving students and staff an early Christmas present.

Arlington Launches $3 On-Demand, Ridesharing Pilot With Via >>
Arlington is partnering with Via to launch new on-demand ridesharing service in the city as they move to discontinue the MetroArlingtonXpress bus service.

Demolition Days: Up To 400 Parking Spots To Replace Easton Days Inn Early Next Year >>
Early next month Easton officials plan to take ownership of the Days Inn on South Third Street, at which point they will demolish the hotel and make way for up to 400 temporary parking spots, Mayor Sal Panto Jr. said.

Q-Park Appointed to Deliver Public Sector Parking Solutions >>
Q-Park has been selected as a framework partner to deliver parking solutions to public sector bodies.

City Council Puts Bike Sharing on Hold >>
It was the consensus of the city council and much of the business community that Coronado was not ready for LimeBike, or any other dockless bike rental company, even on a trial basis.

New 'Smart' Bikes Causing Parking War in South Florida >>
They’re hard to miss – bright green bikes popping up on street corners across South Florida. People are calling them the Uber of rental bikes.


December 10, 2017

Madison Bike-Sharing Grows In Popularity As Industry Evolves Nationwide >>
Mirroring the explosive growth in bicycle-sharing across the Unites States, Madison BCycle is on target to record its highest annual ride total since selling its first ride more than six years ago.

Could Department of Livable Streets Fix SF Parking and Traffic? >>
With the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s parking and traffic management becoming a bigger political issue, plans are being revved up for a City Charter amendment that would hand those jobs to a new Department of Livable Streets.


December 8, 2017

New Fort Wayne App-Connected Parking Meters Tell When Drivers Overstay Their Welcome; Parking Rates To Go Up >>
Expect to see new parking meters, quicker tickets for expired time and higher parking meter costs on downtown Fort Wayne streets next year.

Proposed Budget Changes Would See Parking Rates Increase To Maintain Transit Service >>
It appears there will be no service reductions on any bus routes in Winnipeg, but drivers are the ones who will pay to maintain the service.

Do You Really Need Another Parking App? This Startup Is Betting You Do. >>
If there's a frustrating experience nearly every Chicago car owner shares, it's trying to find convenient—and legal—parking.

Alibaba And Ford Team Up On Connected Car Experiences >>
Alibaba and Ford have teamed up to explore ways that connected tech can be used to transform customer experiences in the automotive industry.

Ketchum To Review Paid Parking >>
After outcry from business owners downtown, the Ketchum City Council has agreed to review the city’s new paid parking system.

Hundreds Of New Parking Spaces Heading To Old Town Fort Collins >>
A new parking garage is set to add more than 300 new parking spots to Old Town Fort Collins next week.

Race to Connected, Self-Driving Cars Not Without Speed Bumps >>
Those racing to fill the streets with driverless and shared vehicles are weighing their competitive pursuits and market moves against the new regulations and industry standards coming down the pike.

Anger Over Decision To Increase Cost Of Parking In Bridgwater >>
Sedgemoor District Council voted to the 25 per cent rise at Dampiet Street and Market Street car parks but Labour councillors were angered by the move which they felt ‘singled’ out Bridgwater.

New Parking App Deployed in Winnipeg, Across Canada >>
A parking app meant to ease the lives of drivers across the Canada has rolled out to Winnipeg.


December 7, 2017

San Francisco Is Taking Demand-Based Parking Prices Citywide >>
On Tuesday, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA) board voted to expand its demand-based parking price program citywide to every meter and city-owned lot and garage.

Brookhaven Planning Commission Recommends Approval For New CHOA Building, Parking Deck >>
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta got the nod from the Brookhaven Planning Commission to build an 8-story office building and 7-story parking deck on the Northeast Expressway as part of its plans for a massive medical center complex at the I-85 and North Druid Hills Road interchange.

There’s A New Pay-For-Parking System In Bellingham >>
City of Bellingham officials on Thursday announced that there’s a new system in place for how customers pay for parking at city pay stations.

Georgetown Debating 'One-Side-Of-The-Street' Parking Rule >>
As Georgetown grapples with ongoing parking pressures, the area’s residential and business communities are squaring off over the idea of reserving more spaces for locals.

Chargery Brings The Charging Station To EV Drivers >>
At the moment, when your EV's battery is running low in urban areas, you may have to go a little out of your way to find a charging point.

You Can Now Hail a Self-Driving Lyft in This U.S. City >>
From Wednesday, some passengers in Boston were able to hail a self-driving car through their Lyft rideshare app as part of a highly anticipated trial of autonomous vehicles in the city.

Self-Driving Cars Will Transform the World as We Know It—Including Where We Live >>
As autonomous cars make their autobahn-paced transition from fanciful, emerging technology to mainstream reality, they're expected to leave a forever-altered world in their rear-view mirrors.

Peace On Earth, Valet Parking For All >>
The holiday season is upon us, which means we’ll spend the majority of our waking hours searching for neckties at a local shopping mall, when not engaged in the herculean task of securing a parking space within a similar time zone of the mall, lest the more unfit among us suffer a festive holiday heart attack.

BlackBerry Teams Up With Qualcomm To Expand Connected-Car Technology >>
BlackBerry says it has agreed to help optimize select Qualcomm hardware platforms to work with BlackBerry’s QNX software, which is used to manage features of wirelessly connected cars such as infotainment systems.

Carmel City Council Considers $10.5M In Bonds For KAR Auction Services Garage >>
Carmel-based KAR Auction Services announced in September that a new $80 million headquarters would be built to add 400 additional employees. Now, the Carmel City Council is considering $10.5 million in bonds to pay for a parking garage for the company.

Electric Cars Sales Are Soaring. And Now This Small Kentucky City Can Charge Them. >>
Midway, a town of about 1,500, is now home to a public electric vehicle charging station.


December 6, 2017

Sioux Falls Backs $50M Hotel and Parking Garage Project >>
The Sioux Falls City Council has approved a $50 million project to build a hotel, commercial space and attached parking garage in the city's downtown.

Tucson Airport Marks Completion Of 'Iconic' Solar Array >>
The Tucson Airport Authority on Wednesday marked the completion of a solar-energy array over its hourly and daily parking lots.

Spokane Takes Step To Become A ‘Smart City’ Research Center >>
The streetlights in Spokane’s University District are set to do much more than illuminate the streets.

EVgo Opens Its 1,000th DC Fast-Charging Station In US >>
The largest operator of public fast-charging stations for electric vehicles, EVgo, has just opened its 1,000th DC charging station in the US, according to an email sent to CleanTechnica.

Carmel Poised To Build City's 19th Parking Garage >>
The Carmel City Council is poised to approve $10.5 million in bonds to pay for a parking garage for KAR Auction Services, the 19th garage the city has participated in funding

Pat Starr Asks Mayor, Council-Chair For Apology After Parking Ramp Vote >>
A heated discussion over the approval of a $50 million mixed-use parking ramp development led to one Sioux Falls City Council member walking out during the vote.


December 1, 2017

More Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Coming to Massachusetts >>
Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities today approved a proposed $45 million investment in electric vehicle charging infrastructure.


November 30, 2017

The Technological Race to Find You a Place to Park >>
One of the few things more frustrating than driving in a big congested city is searching for a parking spot so that you can stop driving.

Women-Led Firm Tapped To Manage Brockton Garage Project >>
The Boston-based Pinck & Co. was selected as project manager for the construction of a $12 million state-funded parking garage in downtown Brockton.

Public Input Requested On Bloomington's Existing Parking Infrastructure >>
Bloomington residents are invited next week to meet and discuss their opinions on the city's existing parking infrastructure.

EV Charging Moves Forward with Collaborations >>
As a result of the rapid growth rate in the electric vehicle (EV) market, wireless charging solutions are quickly emerging.

Asheville Airport Adds Electric Vehicle Charging Stations >>
The Asheville Regional Airport has installed two electric vehicle charging stations on its property.

Exciting New Jersey Rideshare Service Challenges Uber – Genamy >>
The Jersey Rideshare company aims to provide people with a professional and affordable service.

Zero-Emission Vehicles To Be Deployed At Sacramento Area Housing Complexes >>
A Southern California car-sharing company is gearing up to offer on-demand electric vehicles and charging stations at several housing complexes in the Sacramento region.

Kansas City Council Approves Outsourcing Downtown Parking >>
Soon you will see a new group enforcing parking violations in downtown Kansas City.

Some People Don’t Like These New Parking Signs That Explain The Already-Confusing Parking Signs >>
A pilot project meant to better explain the city’s often-confusing parking rules and regulations has instead left some workers on Charles Street scratching their heads.

New York Needs A Plan To Prevent The Same Crisis That’s Affecting The Bay Area >>
The highly anticipated Fourth Regional Plan for the New York area lays out a blueprint for how the region can tackle housing and transit to promote growth and sustainability.

Parking Charges To Be Scrapped In Buckley For At Least A Year >>
PARKING charges are to be scrapped in Buckley as the town council has voted to cover the costs for at least a year.

GM To Launch Autonomous Cars In Big Cities Sometime In 2019 >>
General Motors expects to have autonomous vehicles working commercially in big cities sometime in 2019.


November 29, 2017

Ocean City Looking At New License Plate-Based Parking System >>
The current parking meter system throughout the downtown area could be replaced with a new and improved license plate-based system to the tune of nearly $600,000, Ocean City officials learned this week.

SF Set To Become First US City To Price All Metered Parking Based On Demand >>
Surge pricing could be coming to every parking meter in San Francisco in 2018 under a plan being considered by the Municipal Transportation Agency.

LAX Is Removing Half The Spaces In Its Cheapest Parking Lot. No Word On When They'll Return >>
Los Angeles International Airport is removing about half the parking spaces at the airport’s least expensive parking lot, Lot C, because of construction work related to the airport’s modernization plan.

Report: 1 In 6 Cars Sold In 2025 Will Be Electric >>
The march towards electric cars will continue to accelerate.

Results Of Downtown Franklin Parking Study Offer Solutions, Big Changes >>
During Tuesday night’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen work session, results from a parking study completed by engineering and construction consulting firm Volkert, Inc., were presented.

Airport To Expand Parking For Public >>
Travelers will soon have a little extra space for their vehicles when flying out of Jackson Hole Airport.


November 28, 2017

Developers Are Rethinking Their Parking. Here’s Why. >>
The future of traditional parking garages and lots is uncertain.

Hyundai And Smartcar To Trial Connected Car Services >>
Location-based car services like on-demand fueling and package delivery have yet to really take off, but that's not stopping automakers and tech companies from continuing to innovate in this area.

Apriva and SpotHero Bring On-Site Payments and Support to Events via Comprehensive Mobile Solution >>
SpotHero Event Parking Application Supports Municipalities, Sports Teams, Convention Centers and More

McConnell, K2 Invite Feedback On Project To Replace Downtown Parking Garage >>
The McConnell Foundation and K2 Development Companies are racing to meet a mid-January deadline for a pair of grants that, along with other projects, would drastically reshape downtown Redding.

How To Improve Community Mobility In A Smart City Through Public-Private Partnerships >>
Part of the smart cities movement includes managing how people travel and use the transportation network, as well as how cities collect data from vehicles and group travel patterns for better land use and transportation policy decision making.


November 27, 2017

Parkopedia to Supply Parking Services to Toyota Entune and Lexus Enform App Suites >>
New service will help Toyota and Lexus drivers in North America to easily find parking

City of Duluth and University of Minnesota Duluth Launch Mobile Parking App Powered by Passport >>
Park Duluth app makes paying for parking easier and quicker

Keene Road Improvements In Pinellas County Are A Step Toward Autonomous Vehicles >>
Pinellas County Commissioners are expected to approve a contract for new technology along the corridor.

Autonomous Cars and Its Immediate Future >>
Autonomous, or self-driving, vehicle has been developing rapidly since the 1970’s, and the promising outlook has been experimented by multiple corporations including Audi, BMW, Apple, Uber and Google.

A Sustainable Airport Option: Parking Spot Exec Touts Fuel-Saving Benefits >>
The company operates 38 parking lots near airports nationwide.

Some Are Finding That Renting Out A Parking Space In The D.C. Area Can Be Lucrative >>
Some Washingtonians have discovered the financial benefits of renting out parking spaces.

Arlington Turns to Rideshare Service Via for Mass Transit >>
Arlington will become the first U.S. city to convert its entire mass transit operation into so-called micro transit.

Interesting Investments: Parking Spaces >>
Let’s say you have just moved to a new city, and are securing rent on an apartment. There’s no garage, but you need somewhere to park.

Ketcham Makes Case For Public/Private Parking Project >>
Why does the City of Sioux Falls think the public/private partnership for the parking ramp and mixed use at the former Copper Lounge location downtown is a big deal?

Shared Self-Driving Cars Could Slash Demand For U.S. Sedans: Study >>
Ride services using self-driving vehicles could slash by more than half demand for owner-driven sedans in the United States by 2030, according to a study released Monday by consulting firm KPMG that used cellphone data to map commuter travel in three large U.S. cities.

Rice Village to Offer Parkmobile Parking Payment Solution >>
Parkmobile users who pay for City of Houston downtown parking meters from their smartphones can now use the technology in Rice Village District where storefront parking meters were installed earlier this year.

Disability Parking Spot Stealers Face Stiff Penalties In Black Friday Police Sting >>
Those who parked illegally in disability spots at St. Clair Square Mall on Black Friday faced hefty fines issued by the Illinois Secretary of State Police.

For People Without Garages, Charging Is A Big Barrier To Electric Cars >>
The San Francisco metro area, at the intersection of environmental concern and technology prowess, has more electric vehicles than most cities worldwide.

Business Owners: City Parking Plan Good For Business >>
Now, the city has a plan in place to change parking throughout Williamsburg before June 2018, and some downtown business owners have said it will be good for business.


November 26, 2017

San José International Airport Buys 10 All-Electric Catalyst E2 Transit Buses From Proterra >>
The US-based electric bus manufacturer Proterra has received an order for 10 all-electric Catalyst E2 transit buses and associated charging infrastructure, to be used at the Norman Y Mineta San José International Airport in California.

City May Raise Parking Garage Fees, Add Stop Sign >>
The City of Ithaca this week will consider increasing weekly and monthly garage parking rates and adding stop signs to an intersection between the Fall Creek neighborhood and downtown.

City Continues Parking Integration With Go Park City >>
Nothing's perfect, whether it's the quality of an overconfident younger cousin's mashed potatoes or solutions to Main Street parking.

Designing the Smart City >>
The buzz about smart cities is everywhere.


November 25, 2017

SRQ Offers Shade Parking To Public At Long Term Parking Rates >>
In anticipation of the holiday season, the Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority has lowered the rate on the airport’s newly constructed shaded parking lot.

Council To Consider Shared Parking Policy >>
Legislation would increase options in Capitol Hill


November 20, 2017

Arlanda's New Long-term Parking is Equipped with State-of-the-art Technology from SWARCO >>
Scandinavia’s leading airport, Arlanda, launched a new long-term parking facility on October 26, 2017.

CampusParc at The Ohio State University Makes Innovative Technology Switch and Goes Live with NuPark Integrated Parking Management Software >>
When your campus parking system occupies a massive 1,904 acres and manages 36,600 parking spaces across 16 garages for 94,000 students, faculty and staff, your technology needs to be equally impressive to keep up.

University of Florida Considers the Future of Transportation >>
Researchers convened for a two-day look at the far-reaching impacts of autonomous vehicles and other transportation tech.

Parking Fees, Enforcement Hours Could Increase In Downtown Boise >>
The City of Boise is considering "demand-based" changes to metered parking that could see visitors and employees paying more for a trip downtown.

San Francisco Smart City Pilots Aim To Make Streets Safer >>
In San Francisco, smart city parking apps are already paying off, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving rider satisfaction.

Parking App for Gosford and Terrigal Only Part of Solution >>
Business leaders say a plan to use a phone app to help drivers find parks in some of the Central Coast’s most notorious parking black spots is only part of the solution.

Have A Hard Time Parking In Downtown Olympia? It Could Be Easier Soon. >>
Parking in downtown Olympia could soon be easier to find, thanks to steps the city of Olympia is taking to free up spaces downtown.

Uber Strikes Deal With Volvo to Bring Self-Driving Cars to Its Network >>
No one knows what the future of self-driving cars will look like, or how long it will take to get there.

EV Charging Just Got Way Easier - Chargehub and Rover Parking Announce Partnership >>
Rover Parking, Canada’s leading marketplace for shared, peer-to-peer parking proudly announces that as a result of a new partnership with ChargeHub, an option for Electric Vehicle (EV) charging is now available on the Rover Parking mobile APP.

Atlantic Beach Takes First Step For Paid Parking Joint Task Force >>
The newly sworn in Atlantic Beach city commission unanimously passed the city’s Parking and Pedestrian Advisory Committee recommendation to adopt the paid parking program Parkeon, and join Neptune Beach and Beaches Town Center Agency in a joint task force to discuss paid parking management, with some changes.

Sacramento Fails On Parking Meters. Why Is It So Hard? >>
It’s one thing to pay higher parking meter rates to help foot the bill for the Golden 1 Center, which residents and visitors to downtown Sacramento have been doing grudgingly for nearly two years.


November 19, 2017

New Parking System at Taoyuan Airport Helps Drivers Find Parking and Cars >>
A new parking guidance and car search system recently installed at the P1 and P2 parking lots of Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport’s Terminal 1 can help drivers quickly find available parking spots and locate their parked cars simply by entering their license plate number.

Fully Autonomous Cars To Be On UK Roads By 2021 >>
Self-driving cars without a human behind the wheel could run freely on UK roads from 2021, the chancellor is set to announce in this week’s Budget.


November 17, 2017

Good News, Travelers: AVL Opens New Parking Deck >>
In a move highly anticipated by anyone who's tried to park at the airport ahead of flying out, Asheville Regional Airport announced late Friday that it had opened at level of its new parking garage.

Why The Future of Minneapolis Parking Garages May Not Include Parking >>
Could the future of parking ramps in Minneapolis be rampless?

These Downtown Parking Ramps Will Begin Charging To Park On Saturday >>
Six city-owned parking ramps in downtown Des Moines will begin charging on Saturdays, a prelude to more parking changes downtown slated to be announced next week.

Cisco Debuts a $1Bn Program for Smart Cities Infrastructure >>
Cisco has announced a $1 billion program called City Infrastructure Financing Acceleration Program to help city planners around the world fund and adopt technologies.


November 15, 2017

City To Suspend Paid Street Parking Through The Holidays >>
The city of Charlottesville will temporarily suspend its pilot parking meter program downtown starting Friday.

App Shows Open Parking Spaces In Real-Time In Downtown Sarasota >>
A new app called “Parker” will help drivers in downtown Sarasota, St. Armands Circle, Southside Vilage, and Lido Beach find open parking spots in real-time.

Conduent Improves Parking Management and Payment Systems in the City of Santa Fe, N.M. >>
Using new online services, residents and tourists in the City of Santa Fe will have an easier way to pay for parking tickets, appeal citations, and request permits.

It Will Cost You More To Park At The Des Moines Airport In 2018 >>
Parking rates at the Des Moines International Airport will increase next year.

Niagara Falls Raises Some Downtown Parking Rates >>
Parking fees at downtown lots and ramps will rise by $5 next year in Niagara Falls, and the off-season rate at downtown parking meters also will increase.

In Hong Kong, Parking Your Car Costs You the Price of Many U.S. Homes >>
Hong Kong has the highest real-estate prices in the world on many counts.


November 14, 2017

Business Owners, Residents Not Happy With Parking Study Results >>
As residents, business owners and city officials wait for the final results of the Staunton parking study performed this year, there's a growing group that isn't happy with the initial recommendations.

Parking Management Market Size Will Observe Lucrative Surge by the End 2021 >>
Demand for smooth traffic flow is the major driving factor for the adoption of parking management systems across the big cities.

Parking At Towson Town Center Just Got A Little Easier >>
Finding parking is one of the most common complaints for shoppers at Towson Town Center.

Why Bill Gates Wants To Build an $80M Smart City Utopia In Arizona >>
A company owned by the Microsoft co-founder is developing a new community from the ground-up based on cutting edge tech.

Traffic, Parking Emerge As Key Issues Confronting Portland Hotel And Condo Project >>
The Planning Board and residents say they worry that the project at the former Rufus Deering Lumber Co. will add to heavy traffic and make life difficult for fishermen and other waterfront workers.

Streetlamp Charging Points Light The Way For EV Charging Convenience >>
Though more and more charging stations are being installed to support the growing number of electric vehicles quietly taking over the tarmac, many EV drivers still recharge overnight when electricity is cheap.


November 13, 2017

Solana Beach Tries New Approach To Parking Regulation >>
Solana Beach is trying a new way to control its downtown parking problem — requiring more indoor workspace for employees.

Parking Rates Going Up At Downtown Boise Garages >>
The price for parking in some downtown Boise garages is about about go up.

Tampa Is Test Track For Connected Cars >>
Before we get to driverless cars, engineers say we'll drive connected cars.

Parking Meters Won’t Stop Panhandling in Dallas >>
The city is weighing a new program that would, among other things, repurpose some parking meters to collect donations for homeless assistance groups.


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