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August 16, 2017

Virginia Beach Council Approves Development Near Town Center With Tax Incentive For Parking Garage >>
After some contentious debate Tuesday night, the City Council approved a mixed-use development that includes a $10 million tax incentive to build a parking garage near Town Center.

This Proposal Would Help Miami Beach Hotel Employees. It Could Help With Parking, Too >>
Relief may be in sight for the thousands of low-wage hospitality workers who spend up to four hours commuting to and from Miami Beach every day.

Santa Clara University Partners With Local AI Startup To Ease Parking, Commuting Woes >>
The partnership aims to tackle a problem that's been vexing students, faculty and teachers alike: Parking and transportation.

ParkCloud Bolsters Network Coverage and Celebrates Expansion into New Markets >>
Online parking reservation provider, ParkCloud, has significantly expanded its global network coverage with the appointment of 17 new locations across six countries, including breaking into two new countries – Luxembourg and New Zealand.

How Cities Should Plan and Prepare Their Transportation Infrastructure for the Future >>
When it comes to the future of transportation in cities, change is increasingly being driven by technology.

Oklahoma City Council Advances Parking-Meter Rate Increase >>
The Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday set a final vote for Aug. 29 on proposals to raise $1 million per year in new and increased fees, including higher parking-meter rates.

Auburn City Council Cancels Free Holiday Parking In Downtown >>
Parking in downtown will no longer be free during holiday breaks.

Parking Space Becomes Park Space With South Orange Parklet >>
“A parklet is an emerging trend in public space design that encourages towns and cities to rethink auto-oriented concrete spaces into public, passerby-friendly ‘hotspots.’

Denver Hopes 300 New Charging Stations Will Accelerate Switch To Electric Cars >>
Plug-in vehicles key to meeting Paris climate agreement goals to slash greenhouse gas emissions

Rapid City Getting Downtown Parking Study >>
Tuesday, the community got a change at voicing opinions as well as hearing about research to improve downtown parking.

August 15, 2017

Out-Of-Towners Could Face Higher Parking Fees >>
Non-residents could face higher fees to park in city garages and parking lots under an idea floated at the Evanston City Council's meeting Monday night.

August 14, 2017

Merchant Consulting Group Partners with Parkloco as Exclusive Payments Provider, Enhances Parking Data Analytics Platform >>
Merchant Consulting Group confirms exclusive agreement to integrate payment acceptance into Parkloco's innovative real-time data analytics software platform.

Atlanta Airport Moving Uber, Lyft Pickups To Economy Lots >>
Just months after curbside pickups by ride-share services Uber and Lyft became legal, the Atlanta airport is moving the designated pickup areas to the economy parking lots.

August 12, 2017

Prepare To Pay To Park In Columbia On Eclipse Weekend >>
Will Columbia’s public parking garages be open the weekend of the total eclipse? Yes. Will they cost you? Yes.

August 11, 2017

Encinitas Tentatively Backs Lease For EV Charging Station >>
Encinitas City Hall's lower parking lot will gain a rapid-charging station for electric cars, bikes and scooters under a lease agreement the City Council tentatively backed Wednesday night.

What Good Is An Electric Car If You Can't Charge It? >>
The distribution of public charging stations is wildly uneven around the globe.

The Not-So-Secret Trick To Cutting Solo Car Commutes: Charge For Parking By The Day >>
Charging for parking by the day, not by the month, is one of the most powerful tools that employers have to spur their employees not to drive alone to work.

Here's What It Takes To Become A Smart City >>
There’s no instruction manual to start a smart city, but these are the ideas some cities have come up with.

August 10, 2017

Atkins And INRIX Join Forces On Data >>
Engineering consultancy Atkins has signed a global partnership agreement with transportation analytics firm INRIX to use a mass of data to improve transport planning and help build smart highways.

Inside Charlotte's 'Smart City' Initiatives >>
Charlotte has only scratched the surface in its effort to become a Smart City, with the early initiatives in the North End area expected to lead the way.

August 9, 2017

Here's How Some Veterans Can Participate in New Free Parking Meter Program >>
The County Clerk's office can help disabled veterans and Purple Heart recipients in the county obtain documents to participate in a new statewide program that exempts them from paying at parking meters.

A.lot Parking Set to Transform Residential Parking Starting from San Diego, CA >>
A.lot Parking, a Seattle based parking technology and management company, launches its service to replace magnetic cards and remote controls with license plate recognition (LPR) cameras, guaranteeing full supervision and security for parking lot administrators and residents.

Parking Service Promises Driveway Owners Easy Money >>
U.K.-based YourParkingSpace.co.uk is urging people with empty driveways to rent out their space to supplement their income.

Uber, Lyft May Provide Avenue For City To Replace Parking Authority >>
Mayor Kenney and City Council need to jump into conversations about letting another state agency take over the role of the Philadelphia Parking Authority, which seems to be drowning without a lifeline.

Atkins Signs Global Partnership with INRIX to Drive Data Insight into Transportation Infrastructure Projects >>
Atkins, one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies, has signed a global partnership agreement with INRIX, the world leader in connected car services and transportation analytics, which will enable traffic information from millions of miles of road to improve master planning, influence the design phase of transport modelling and meet the demands of new intelligent mobility opportunities.

Borough Council Approves Changes To Rates For Parking Decks >>
Parking rate changes will go into effect Aug. 15 for the State College borough parking decks.

Parking On An L.A. Parkway? Prepare To Be Ticketed >>
Los Angeles officials will begin cracking down next week on a wave of renegade parking across the city, more than five years after first turning a blind eye to the practice.

Intel Says It Will Build A Fleet Of 100 Fully Autonomous Vehicles >>
Fresh off its acquisition of auto-visual company Mobileye, Intel announced today that it will build a fleet of Level 4, fully self-driving vehicles for testing in the US, Israel, and Europe.

Downtown Perspectives Shared On Incoming Valet Parking Services >>
As Auburn University students prepare to begin a new semester, the city of Auburn is preparing to start providing downtown valet parking services shortly after the semester begins, a result of the city council’s having approved a one-year contract with Park Inc. on Aug. 1.

Keene Installs More Parking Kiosks >>
Keene continues its transition from parking meters to kiosks

August 8, 2017

Parking Professional Derek Kiley Strengthens The Scheidt & Bachmann’s USA Division >>
Leading parking solutions provider Scheidt & Bachman USA recently brought on Derek Kiley, a parking industry professional, as Business Development consultant.

Electric Car Buzz Fuels Expectations, But Range, Charging Hurdles Loom >>
Britain and France have declared the end is nigh for the internal combustion engine (ICE) and the imminent launch of the Tesla Model 3 has set off electric car superlatives and hyberbole, but battery-electric technology must make big strides in range, recharging and price before victory can be declared.

Park 'N Fly Introduces Texas Sized Spaces™ >>
Park 'N Fly® Houston is launching Texas Sized Parking Spaces™ specifically for large sized trucks.

Utilities Could Install EV Charging At Beaches, Schools Under CA Bills >>
California’s largest power companies could build charging stations for electric cars at state parks, beaches and schools, under legislation moving through the state Senate.

Asbury Park Adds Dozens Of New Pay-To-Park Spaces >>
Asbury Park recently turned 64 parking spaces along Fifth and Sunset avenues into paid parking spots.

August 7, 2017

Napa Will Study Cracking Down On Motorists Who Try To Beat Downtown Parking Limits >>
Napa will modernize its parking enforcement equipment and look into a ban on evading time limits on downtown vehicle spaces, officials announced in response to a county grand jury report calling on the city to garner more money from its downtown parking.

Hartford Introduces New Way to Pay for Parking with Mobile App Powered by Passport >>
The Hartford Parking Authority today announced the launch of “Woonerf”, a mobile parking app for the city’s metered parking spaces.

Hertz Investment Group Engages Parkloco to Centralize and Leverage Parking Data Across its National Portfolio >>
Hertz Investment Group announced an official contract to integrate with Parkloco's cutting-edge data analytics and business intelligence platform.

City Working To Fix ‘Parking Imbalance’ In Downtown West Palm >>
For months, West Palm Beach consultants have been studying how to make it easier to get around downtown. Now part of the same team wants to help you do the opposite — stop moving around, in your car at least, and park hassle-free.

In Our View: Parking Ideas Sensible >>
Disagreements over downtown parking policies are a good problem for a city to have. If there is no need to discuss parking fees and fines, that means nobody wants to visit downtown and the local economy is suffering.

Student Parking A Chief Concern Raised Over Lafayette's New Dorms >>
Why are residential street parking permits issued to Lafayette College students living in private housing owned by the college?

Chrysler Brand and Kango Announce First-of-its-kind Family Rideshare Service Partnership >>
The Chrysler brand and Kango, an app-based, on-demand service providing safe, reliable rides and childcare for kids from preschool to high school, today announced a new partnership that will make available new Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans for use by eligible Kango drivers.

Roadshow: Autonomous Shuttle Being Tested At San Jose Airport >>
The other day I saw an autonomous vehicle delivered to the San Jose International Airport.

August 6, 2017

Where Are All of These Electric Cars Going to Charge? >>
The Wall Street Journal’s Christopher Mims points out that while the 44,000 public charging stations currently online may feel like enough now, that’s about to change in a big way.

Hospital Adds Electric Car Charging Station >>
A new electric car charging station has been added to the first level of Novant Health Rowan Medical Center’s parking deck. This is the first electric car charging station at the hospital.

Five Actions Congress May Take On Self-Driving Cars >>
Lawmakers are exploring ways to speed up the deployment of self-driving cars as the auto industry and safety advocates clamor for action at the federal level.

August 5, 2017

Columbia-Greene Cornell Cooperative Plans Its Part To Keep Waterways Clean With New Permeable Parking Lot >>
The current parking lot at the Columbia-Greene Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Agroforestry Resource Center/Siuslaw Model Forest, in Acra. Cornell applied for a grant from the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation to rebuild the parking lot with porous pavement.

Parking Garages May Get New Rates >>
To draw more customers to downtown garages, Scranton may offer premium garage spots and a special deal for new monthly parkers.

More Parking Is Coming To Downtown Spokane >>
A six-story parking garage will rise in downtown Spokane, in the burgeoning west end marketed as the “entertainment district.”

August 4, 2017

Parkeon Completes Implementation of Paid Parking System around the National Mall >>
Parkeon, Inc., the worldwide leader in multi-space parking systems announces that they have completed the installation of the new paid parking system for their client, the National Park Service (NPS).

Tax Break Sought For $25M Downtown Project; $20M Garage Planned >>
Partners in the restoration of a downtown building are seeking tax breaks on their $25 million investment — and suggesting it could spur a second project of roughly equal value.

Vancouver Company Wavefront Aims To Create "Smart Cities"—And Help Environmental Sustainability >>
What do self-driving cars, lighting that adapts to people walking past, and zero-emission vehicles have in common? They’re all technologies that will revolutionize our urban centres—and they’re all about to launch into the mainstream.

August 3, 2017

Parking Lot Changes, New Parking Fees and Rules Are Now in Effect on Campus >>
Everyone who parks at the University of Arkansas is experiencing changes in where they can park, what it costs to park and even how they park.

Airport Moves Towards Ridesharing Deal >>
Lambert is one of the last big airports in the country still clinging to taxicabs in the age or ridesharing, but that’s about to change.

BP Follows Other Gas-Station Brands, Adds Electric-Car Charging >>
Major oil companies are beginning to take the threat of electric cars seriously, and the latest evidence comes from British Petroleum.

Traverse City Looking Into Solutions For Parking Issues Downtown >>
Finding parking in downtown Traverse City can be a hassle, especially during the summer.

August 2, 2017

Los Angeles Pilots 'Smart Boot' Technology to Enhance Parking Enforcement >>
The Los Angeles Department of Transportation launched a high-tech smart boot pilot today, which it hopes will facilitate the collection of the $21 million of unpaid parking tickets L.A. drivers have racked up.

OKC Parking, Fee Hike To Raise $1M Per Year >>
Oklahoma City is proposing to collect an additional $1 million per year from those parking downtown and from motorists unlucky enough to have their car towed when they are arrested.

Global Crowdsourced Smart Parking Market 2017- Amano Corporation, Thales, Kapsch TrafficCom AG and Cubic Corporation >>
The research report on Global Crowdsourced Smart Parking Market provides the up-to-date market trends, the present market scenario, and the market forecast during 2017-2022.

Parking Changes Considered In West Chester >>
Following more than two years of discussion, the borough recently announced a formal, preliminary plan to change the way parking is regulated.

Redwood City Parking Shifts >>
Street parking squeeze brings attention to parking garages downtown

Downtown Stakeholders Learn More About Parking Meters >>
With just over a month before parking meters are scheduled to become active in downtown Charlottesville, around two dozen people gathered in CitySpace Wednesday for an update on the pilot project to bring paid parking to downtown.

New Downtown Charleston Parking Meters Will Accept Credit, Debit Cards >>
Soon, you will be able to use a credit or debit card to pay for metered parking in downtown Charleston.

August 1, 2017

Lakewood Mayor Wants To Add Electric Car Charging Stations Throughout City >>
A recent City Council meeting included a discussion about Lakewood's lack of electric vehicle charging stations.

How Driverless Cars Could Be a Big Problem for Cities >>
The technology could signal the beginning of the end of parking tickets and other revenue sources. Some cities' budgets could take a big hit.

Q-Free’s Parking Solutions Helping to Solve America’s Parking Problem >>
According to a recent article by USA Today, based on a parking study performed by INRIX, American drivers devote an average of 17 hours a year searching for available parking on streets, garages, or lots and spend more than $20 billion a year in garage fees, parking tickets and wasted fuel searching for a spot.

Navigating The Smart Cities Of The Future >>
It’s predicted that by 2020, there will be more than 20 billion connected things sending data all over the world.

Amtrak and Lyft Announce Rideshare Partnership >>
Amtrak and Lyft, the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S., are making it easier to go more places.

Parking At A Premium As More And More People Fly Out Of CVG Airport >>
As passenger numbers continue to soar at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, parking, it seems, is becoming a bit of a problem.

July 31, 2017

City Parking Revenue Up, Citations Down >>
The city of Santa Fe has been collecting an average of nearly $77,000 more a month in on-street parking meter revenue since it doubled the rates last summer and then made it easier to feed the meters by enabling the use of credit cards.

City Talk: Charleston Parking Study Looks Relevant For Savannah >>
Researchers in the Office of Tourism Analysis at the School of Business at the College of Charleston recently released a detailed study of parking needs for hospitality workers on the peninsula.

New Portland High-Rise To Feature Mechanical Parking System >>
While the hassle of finding parking spots in Portland grows, developers of a new high-rise going up in town said they won’t add to the problem.

Village of Palos Park Introduces PassportParking® Parking App >>
Village adds parking app for simpler, quicker parking payments

Glen Cove Parking Garage To Add Electric Car Charging Area >>
Drivers of electric cars in Glen Cove soon will have two outlets in the city-owned Pulaski parking garage to charge their vehicles.

Tesla Is All the Rage. But Barely Anyone Is Actually Buying Electric Cars >>
For all the excitement Tesla Inc. mustered by starting to deliver its cheaper Model 3, the tall order ahead for the sedan will be to pull off what no electric car has done to date -- move the needle on the auto market.

D/FW Won't Increase Parking Rates for First Time in Years >>
For the first time in five years, D/FW International Airport will not be increasing their parking rates, and the reason why could be popular ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft.

8 'Technologies' That Will Drive Your Smartcity >>
Late last month, the government announced another list of 30 cites for development as smart cities taking the total cities to 90 under its Smart City Mission.

Smart City Tech Experts Gather in Kansas City for Annual Gigabit Summit >>
Third annual Gigabit City Summit is set to attract some 300 to 350 attendees ranging from public-sector CIOs, to entrepreneurs, to tech professionals in the private sector.

July 30, 2017

Leaders Mull Ways To Improve Parking In Downtown Auburn >>
Downtown Merchants Association coordinator Jessica Kohn said one resounding issue is brought up at each monthly meeting of downtown Auburn business owners.

Long Wharf Food Truck Boom Cooks Up Parking Woes >>
Kyra Taylor is one of thousands of visitors flocking to more than a dozen food trucks along New Haven’s redeveloped Long Wharf Drive with plenty of cash to spend.

July 29, 2017

Las Vegas Caesars Palace Forum Shops End Free Valet Parking, Charges Are New Trend >>
The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, one of the most upscale shopping malls in the country, has announced the end of free valet parking.

July 28, 2017

Smart Parking System Global Market: Evolving Technology, Trends and Industry Analysis 2022 >>
Report covers the current scenario and the growth prospects of the Smart Parking System market for 2017-2022.

The First Major U.S. Bill on Self-Driving Cars Just Got House Committee Approval >>
A U.S. House Committee just gave its approval for the SELF DRIVE Act, a bill that introduces breakthrough legislation in favor of autonomous vehicles.

Lyft, Uber at Odds With Orlando International Airport Over Nation’s Highest Passenger Pickup fee >>
If you’re flying into Orlando International Airport and plan on using Uber or Lyft to get to your final destination, be ready to fork out $5.80 just to get into the vehicle–that’s in addition to the regular fare

July 27, 2017

Smart Technology Is Coming To A City Near You >>
Within the next 20 years, major U.S. cities will use technology to track traffic congestion, monitor air quality, expand broadband access and provide more convenient parking options.

California’s EV Charging Network Gets $800 Million Spark From VW >>
In a decision with lasting implications for the growth of electric vehicles, state regulators on Thursday approved Volkswagen’s plan to invest nearly $1 billion in California’s EV network as penalty for its diesel-emission cheating scandal.

Rockford Airport To End Free Parking >>
Starting this fall, passengers flying out of the Chicago Rockford International Airport will have to pay for parking.

Upgrades Eyed For Downtown Springfield Parking Meters >>
A mobile application that helps find available parking spaces, as well as the ability to pay meters with a credit card, may ease frustration over parking in downtown Springfield and encourage more visitors, according to city officials who are pushing the ideas.

July 26, 2017

Study: Downtown Boca Raton Quickly Running Out Of Parking Spots >>
More public parking will be needed in Boca Raton as the bustling downtown grows, a city study found.

Amano McGann Adds New Dealer Frontier Technologies to Their Network of Parking Professionals >>
Frontier Technologies has signed a contract with Amano McGann Canada, Inc. to become an official dealer and service provider of Amano McGann parking and security solutions

TIBA Parking & Time Equipment Form Partnership to Deliver Next Generation Parking Management and Control System Solutions in Washington State >>
TIBA Parking Systems, one of the world’s foremost providers of Parking Access and Revenue Control System (PARCS) solutions, continues to grow its Pacific Northwest presence by welcoming Time Equipment Company (TEC) of Bellevue, Washington to its authorized dealer network.

July 25, 2017

Lawmakers Begin Preparing For Autonomous Cars In NM >>
A state lawmaker asked his colleagues on Tuesday to envision a future in which “self-driving” cars and trucks navigate New Mexico’s roads.

Mexico City Is Killing Parking Spaces. Pay Attention, America >>
So you might be surprised to learn that Mexico City just made it easier for real estate developers to avoid building parking.

July 24, 2017

Daimler, Bosch, Demonstrate Automated Parking In Multi-Storey Building >>
Daimler and Bosch jointly are demonstrating driverless parking (automated valet parking) in the multi-storey car park at the Mercedes-Benz museum in Stuttgart.

ASU Students' Startup Airgarage To Relieve Parking Distress >>
With many major universities nationwide charging $500 or more a year for parking, two students at Arizona State University created a company to alleviate stress associated with finding affordable parking options near campus.

Parking Garage Near Planned Virginia Beach Arena Is Fast Becoming Test Of Municipal Candor >>
Can you hear the grumbling? It’s the rising cacophony of Virginia Beach residents, wondering if they’ve gotten the full story about the public money to be spent on parking spaces near the convention center.

Navigant Research Expects More Than $80 Billion Will Be Spent on Global Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Development by the End of 2025 >>
Governments, utilities, and automakers are likely to play an outsized role in the growth of electric vehicle charging installations during the next 3 to 5 years, report finds

July 23, 2017

Clerk Objects To Planned Parking Fine Increase >>
Evanston City Clerk Devon Reid says he's opposed to a planned doubling of parking meter fines up for consideration by aldermen Monday night.

July 22, 2017

America’s $73 Billion Parking Problem >>
Of all the hours Americans spend in their cars, some of the most frustrating are those spent in search of parking.

July 20, 2017

Why Smart Cities Will Have to Get a Lot Smarter >>
In the future, smart cities will likely bring about many benefits, like less pollution and more efficient transportation systems.

Holland Adopts New Downtown Parking Enforcement Strategy: Asking Nicely >>
The city of Holland will be trying a new approach to enforcing parking rules downtown: by asking nicely.

How Green Is My Free Parking Structure? Not Very. >>
The researchers at the National Renewable Energy Lab are hard at work on a lot of cool ideas for reducing pollution and promoting greater energy efficiency.

LOTE Awarded 4th Electric Vehicle Installation at a Hotel Parking Facility >>
Lot 78, Inc. (OTCPink: LOTE), announces that it has been awarded its 4th installation of its Juice Bar Electric Vehicle Charging Station (www.juicebarev.com) at the Hilton Market Square in San Francisco.

July 19, 2017

City of Santa Cruz PARCS contract awarded to Amano McGann >>
The City of Santa Cruz has selected Amano McGann to replace their Parking Access and Revenue Control System (PARCS).

July 18, 2017

Airport Parking Takes Hit From Uber, Lyft >>
A growing number of passengers are tapping their smartphone apps and turning to ride-hailing to get to and from the airport.

Amherst Board Postpones Implementing Increases In Parking Rates, Fines, Enforcement Hours >>
Downtown parking changes are on hold as the Select Board has decided to wait more public comment -- and the availability of the full board -- before voting on whether to adopt recommendations from the Downtown Parking Group.

Electric-Car Charging Stations Rated: What's Best, What's Cheapest, What To Avoid? >>
There is a lot to consider when it comes to purchasing an electric-car charging station, as it can affect the ownership experience and the convenience of using the car.

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