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April 20, 2017

Denison CEO Pratt Departs After 15 Years With Company >>
Denison Parking Inc. President and CEO Mark Pratt is leaving after 15 years in leadership at the Indianapolis-based company, a period during which he helped drive its growth into markets across the country.

Private Parking Lots Prove Lucrative On Siesta >>
Between existing private lots and vacant properties, entrepreneurs see an opportunity to cash in on Siesta Key’s parking shortage.

Controversial Parking Bill Goes Into Law Without Mayor's Signature >>
Mayor Jim Kenney returned a bill ordering a moratorium on electric vehicle parking permits to City Council without his signature on Thursday.

MidAmerica Airport May Start Charging For Parking >>
Free parking - a longtime selling point at MidAmerica Airport - could be on the way out.

Allegheny County Airport Authority Observing Earth Day With Sustainable Initiatives, Community Partnerships >>
In recognition of Earth Day, Allegheny County Airport Authority employees will participate in several activities to increase awareness of sustainable initiatives, conserve natural resources and improve the community.


April 19, 2017

Denver Flyers Can Now Use Bitcoin When Parking At ParkDIA >>
Travelers can reserve spaces using 50-plus forms of “cryptocurrency”

Debate Over Charging Stations Slows Electric Car Growth In Michigan >>
Fear that an electric car might run out of juice before the driver can charge up again has a name — range anxiety — and some energy experts believe the best way to overcome it and boost the acceptance of electric vehicles in Michigan is to add more charging stations. 

Council To Consider Parking Changes For Downtown Savannah >>
The Savannah City Council appears ready to approve a consultant’s downtown parking plan, which includes increased rates and extended paid-parking hours that would be enforced on weekends.

With Downtown Parking At A Premium, The City Is Looking To Make A Deal >>
With the success of Sage Biscuit at 1401 14th Ave. W. and the pending temporary elimination of downtown parking spaces once construction starts on the new City Centre parking garage, parking in downtown will be at more of a premium than it already is.


April 18, 2017

Parking Plan Prompts Questions On Council >>
The city's Parking Commission proposed a single-space parking plan on Emerson Street during Tuesday's City Council meeting.

Parking Meters On The Mall Make Sense. That Doesn’t Mean They’re Not A Pain. >>
The National Park Service says free parking on the Mall is about to go the way of all good things.

Volkswagen to Spend $300 Million on Charging Stations As Part Of 'Electrify America' >>
The first phase of Volkswagen's Electrify America program will focus on places for electric cars to fuel up.

Developing Flexible Parking Garages For A Rideshare-Dependent LA >>
Some developers are already planning for a not-so-far-off future Los Angeles where more people primarily rely on ridesharing (including from autonomous vehicles) than driving their own car, particularly in the form of parking garages that can be redesigned for other uses like commercial spaces or live/work units.

Purposeful, Responsible and Open Smart Cities >>
The expected output: cities more capable of achieving their priorities related to sustainability, resilience, and operations, and citizens better prepared to navigate their cities and services.

INDECT Brings World's Most Advanced Parking Guidance Technology to Houston's River Oaks Shopping Center >>
INDECT USA, the parking industry’s leading provider of sensor-based parking guidance systems, today announced the installation of its UPSOLUT parking guidance systems at River Oaks District, a high-end retail destination in Houston.

New P3 Opportunities for Government Technology >>
The private sector is constantly expanding and improving upon its government technology offerings (examples include recent advances in smart parking and real-time coordination technology for mass transit), and the public sector is beginning to see the benefit of procuring and maintaining these advanced systems through the P3 model.

Passport Expands Services into London, U.K. >>
The City of Westminster and Passport today announced the launch of the new ParkRight parking app that will improve the way drivers pay for parking throughout Westminster.

Apple Just Got Approved to Test Its Autonomous Cars on Real Roads >>
Apple was just granted an official permit to test autonomous driving technology on California roads.

Conduent Parking is Expanding in Airport Parking Management >>
Conduent Parking is expanding in the area of airport parking management with the addition of eight new airports in Saudi Arabia and Cambodia.

'Pay By Plate' Parking Stations Being Installed In Brady Arts District >>
The city began installing 21 new parking pay stations in the Brady Arts District on Monday.

Sculpture Artist Recreating City Scenes Inside Old New York Parking Meters >>
Stojak began buying old parking meters from the city and using them to house sculptures of scenes that relate to life in the “Big Apple,” such as a miniature versions of a subway car and the Flatiron Building.


April 17, 2017

UT Lights Up The Green Initiative >>
"We’re in the process of replacing all the lighting in the parking garages, and ... we’re spending probably 700 to 800 thousand dollars."

Campus Land Use Plan To Eliminate Parking, Introduce Greenways >>
The plan is part of Vanderbilt's FutureVU Land Use Planning Initiative, a comprehensive strategy for future campus design.

University Of Michigan Looking To Expand Parking On North Campus >>
A proposed construction project would expand parking and widen traffic lanes on the University of Michigan's north campus if approved by the university's Board of Regents on Thursday, April 20.

That Parking Ticket Could Be A Scam >>
Got a parking ticket on your windshield, or a notice in the mail, when you thought you were parking legally? Investigate before you pay.

Demand For Electric Vehicles Bucks Low Gas Prices, Says AAA >>
Lower gas prices have not dampened enthusiasm for electric cars, according to a new report from the Automobile Association of America.

Lancaster City Needs A Business-Friendly Approach To Parking Enforcement >>
A group of Lancaster city business owners is scheduled to meet with Lancaster Parking Authority this week to discuss concerns about enforcement.

City Plans New Parking Deck In Downtown Greensboro >>
Tuesday night, the Greensboro City Council is expected to finalize a more than $2 million purchase for a parking lot and building on the corner of Market Street and South Davie Street.

Miami’s Infrastructure Woes Run Deep, But The City Has Its Eyes Set On “Huge Cultural Change” >>
Miami ranks fifth nationally and tenth globally for congestion, as residents spend 65 hours in traffic per year on average, according to INRIX, a global traffic researcher that uses big data.


April 16, 2017

Las Vegas Strip's New Growth Driver: Parking Fees >>
When there's no growth in gambling, resorts look off the casino floor for new ways to grow revenue. Now, parking is a growth segment for the industry.

Castles Technology International To Highlight Unattended Payments Solutions At NAMA OneShow >>
Castles Technology International Corp., a leading manufacturer of global payment technology solutions, announced that it will unveil its lineup of PCI/EMV-compliant, multifunctional solutions for the unattended and vending space this week at the NAMA OneShow.

The Rise of the Smart City >>
Officials are tapping all kinds of data to make their cities safer, healthier and more efficient, in what may be just the start of a sweeping change in how cities are run.


April 15, 2017

Gone In 30 Seconds: The Murky World Of Private Parking Enforcement >>
You come back to the parking lot after an evening on the town (or maybe you just dashed into the convenience store for a litre of milk) and your car is gone.

City Wants Pay-By-Phone Parking Meters >>
Dayton drivers may soon be able to feed parking meters downtown using their cell phones and get text messages when their meters are nearing expiration.


April 14, 2017

Transportation Planners Brace for Driverless Vehicles >>
As transportation planners look toward the future, they’re tasked with trying to predict what our transportation system will look like.

More Miles Driven Could Be In Shared Self-Driving Electric Cars >>
Study says that in 2030, 4.7 million autonomous electric vehicles will replace 5.1 million conventional autos sold in the United States.

3 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Autonomous Vehicles >>
As one of the most widely-discussed yet elusive new technologies emerging in business, autonomous vehicles (AVs) have become a fascinating topic in innovation.

Green Courte Partners Continues Near-Airport Parking Portfolio Expansion >>
Green Courte Partners, LLC ("Green Courte") announced today the addition of two new near-airport parking facilities to its expanding portfolio.


April 13, 2017

SpotHero Acquires Leading Competitor Parking Panda, Securing Top Position in North American Parking Reservations >>
SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservation service, announced today that it has acquired Parking Panda, the leader in event parking reservations in the United States and Canada.

Portsmouth Moves To Regulate Private Parking Lots Signage >>
Department of Public Works officials are trying to finalize a permit that will regulate signage used by private owners of public parking lots.

Top 3 Emerging Trends Impacting the Global Street Lighting Market from 2017-2021: Technavio >>
Technavio’s latest report on the global street lighting market provides an analysis on the most important trends expected to impact the market outlook from 2017-2021.

Palo Alto: Paid Parking Could Be A Downtown Boon, Consultants Say >>
There’s a cure for downtown Palo Alto’s parking shortage and traffic congestion, consultants say, and it’s called paid parking.


April 12, 2017

Mexico City May Abolish Its Parking Minimums >>
Mexico City Mayor Miguel Mancera is pursuing a sweeping overhaul of the city’s parking policy that’s expected to do away with minimum parking requirements and generate revenue for transit and affordable housing.

City Explores Update Of Parking Regulations >>
New downtown Sturgis businesses and the addition of residential housing units have prompted the city to create new parking designations in municipal lots.

State House Votes To Keep Parking Meter Ban >>
North Dakota House lawmakers rejected a bill Wednesday to lift the state’s ban on parking meters, but the issue will still be debated in a separate bill.


April 11, 2017

Bill Lerner - Discusses the History of Parking Industry in NYC >>
The CEO of the New York City's largest privately owned parking facilities, Bill Lerner has first hand experience with the growth and evolution of its lots and garages.

Raleigh To Consider Higher Rates For Downtown Parking >>
Visitors to downtown Raleigh will pay more for parking if city leaders heed the advice of experts.

gtechna’s Pay-by-Plate Solution Fully Integrated in Westmount >>
The City of Westmount’s pay-by-plate integration is coming up on its first year.

Grand Rapids Parking Enforcement To Use Cameras >>
City leaders in Grand Rapids are exploring new ways to enforce parking rules.

Philly Parking Authority Will Kill Pay-By-App System As Firm Mysteriously Leaves Town >>
The Philadelphia Parking Authority scrapped its parking app Tuesday, announcing it would be shut down because the company providing it couldn’t pay the bills.

Airport Parking Options Changing At Eppley Airfield >>
Construction of a new six-story parking garage scheduled to begin next month at Eppley Airfield will affect parking starting Thursday.


April 10, 2017

How California Is Trying To Keep Autonomous Vehicle Development On Track >>
After California’s Department of Motor Vehicles recently proposed new regulations governing the testing and deployment of autonomous vehicles, many were left to wonder: Will this help retain the state’s status as a testing and deployment ground for the technology, and will it make California safer?

Auditor: Missouri's Taxing District Law Allows Unethical Practices, Poor Oversight >>
Transportation development taxing districts in Missouri are riddled with conflicts of interest and have no oversight to prevent self-dealing, state Auditor Nicole Galloway said Monday.

Denver International Airport Opens New Parking Lot At 61st & Peña Station >>
Denver International Airport unveiled its newest parking option Monday, but you’ll have to take the A-Line to get to and from your car.

A Successful Collaboration Between INDECT and IPsens Brings Wireless Parking Guidance to the Open-Air Parking Garage at Texas A&M University >>
Texas A&M University's Cain Garage is the first site in the USA to offer fully-integrated wireless Nedap sensors in combination with the INDECT ultrasonic parking guidance system.

Changes Coming Monday To Parking At MSP's Main Terminal >>
Changes will be evident starting Monday for people parking at Terminal 1-Lindbergh at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Seattle’s Transportation Transformation >>
Seattle’s transportation transformation also includes changes to car parking policies, street management, and even employer/employee relationships.

Study Says 25 Percent Of Miles Driven By 2030 In The US Could Be In Shared Self-Driving Electric Cars >>
By 2030, around a quarter of all miles driven in the U.S. could be in shared autonomous electric vehicles, which will offer consumers in large cities the lowest-cost, most convenient form of transportation, according to new research by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

Tucson Residents Unhappy About Lack Of Parking "Accessibility" >>
Some Tucsonans say it can be quite the hassle securing a parking spot downtown.

City Parking Contract Questioned By Councilman >>
City leaders are pushing for City Council to approve an ordinance allowing it to put out for bid a contract for the 360-space parking deck and the monitoring of several parking lots and on-street parking on Courthouse Square.


April 9, 2017

N.D. Senate Passes Repeal Of Parking Meter Prohibition >>
Lawmakers took one step closer to re-implementing the use of parking meters in North Dakota.

New York Architects Are Planning This Giant Electric Car Charging Tower For Shanghai >>
Electric cars are the future of transportation — or at least a big part of the future of transportation — but charging them is still an undeniable hassle.


April 8, 2017

Las Vegas Hotel Parking Fees Going Up >>
MGM Resorts, which last year became the first Las Vegas hotel chain to charge for parking, is increasing its parking fees.


April 7, 2017

Representatives of Rideshare Companies Push for Oregon Regulations >>
Representatives for ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft are pushing a bill that would ensure the state of Oregon regulates them instead of individual cities.

Towne Park Appoints New Senior Vice Presidents; Strengthens Operations, Marketing and Human Resources >>
Towne Park announced today the appointments of Bryan DeCort as Senior Vice President of the Southern Group and Corporate Marketing, and Anthony Brown as Senior Vice President of Human Resources.


April 6, 2017

Winter Park Looks For Solutions To Park Avenue Parking Struggle >>
After years of complaints, Winter Park is working on ways to make parking easier for shoppers along world-famous Park Avenue, including the possibility of an underground garage.

Davao City Seeks Investors For Parking Building >>
THE Davao City Investment and Promotions Center (DCIPC) is currently looking for interested investors to put up parking facilities in the city to better implement the "No street parking" policy.

These 6 Technologies Are Redefining The ‘Smart City’ >>
Forget the sexy stuff like VR and autonomous vehicles, these are the *real* gamechangers in the smart-city space.

Reading Parking Authority Gives Green Light To Trial Run Of Gateless System >>
Motorists using city parking garages in Reading may someday soon be able to enter and exit with the ease of an E-ZPass system.

Downtown Dover: Don’t Look For That Parking Garage Just Yet >>
Anyone hoping for a parking garage downtown likely will have to wait a few more years.

The Four Flavors of Automated License Plate Reader Technology >>
Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) may be the most common mass surveillance technology in use by local law enforcement around the country—but they're not always used in the same way.

Philly Passes Moratorium On Electric Vehicle Parking Spots Bill >>
Electric car owners can no longer be issued permits for car-charging stations

Study Urges Paid Parking In Downtown Palo Alto >>
City officials to consider parking meters, pay stations as ways to improve efficiency, raise revenue

Hospital Parking 'Unreasonably Stressful', Says RAC >>
Too many hospitals in England have "unreasonable" rules that cause unnecessary stress when it comes to car parking, an RAC investigation suggests.

Bill Lerner - Implements New Technology at iPark with Online Booking >>
After meeting the need to service electric vehicles, iPark is continuing to use technology to improve customer experience and operations efficiency.

GREEN Center Is Launching A New Generation Of An Efficient Parking System – GPE4P >>
The new parking system, GPE4P, represents an economically advantageous parking solution for simple projects with one or more entries and one exit.

The Wave of Change in Payments Explored at 10th Annual Secure Technology Alliance Payments Summit in Orlando >>
The 10th Annual Payments Summit, a Secure Technology Alliance event, took place last week with sessions featuring payments solutions, payments technology and transportation payments, and explored hot topics impacting the payments market today and in the future.

How Chula Vista Is Turning Its Bayfront Into A Smart City Test Bed >>
Find out how Chula Vista is working to add smart city tech to its bayfront and beyond with a major project underway in this fast growing southern California city.

City Introduces New Parking App >>
Paying for parking in Saskatoon is now as simple as using a smartphone.


April 5, 2017

Murals Coming to City Parking Garages >>
Columbia City Council recently gave its approval for the painting of two murals on city parking garages.

The Evolution Of Point-Of-Sale >>
We’re on the cusp of dramatic change because point-of-sale commerce is about to hit the accelerator towards e-commerce.

Global Crowdsourced Smart Parking Market 2017 – 3M, Amano Corporation, Thales, Siemens, Swarco AG >>
The report published on the Crowdsourced Smart Parking market provides an analytical view of the Crowdsourced Smart Parking industry’s performance in the global scenario.


April 4, 2017

ParkHub Integrates with Tickets.com as First and Only Certified Parking Platform >>
ParkHub today announced a total integration with Tickets.com, earning the title as a ProVenue Certified Solution. This designation marks ParkHub as the first, and to date, the only certified parking platform available to Tickets.com venues.

San Diego Installs Data-Gathering Sensors to Boost Parking Efficiency >>
City officials say they plan to post historical parking data on the Web that helps predict the likelihood of an open space in a certain area.

Real-Time Parking System Market Segments, Opportunity, Growth and Forecast By End-use Industry 2016-2026 >>
Proliferating number of vehicle combined with the escalating traffic has led to a serious issue of parking in urban cities.

Parking Terminals to Monitor Air Quality >>
Parking terminals could soon be monitoring air quality in towns and cities across Britain as local authorities consider ways to tackle roadside pollution.

Crowdsourced Smart Parking Market 2017 Growth Opportunities, Trends, Scope, Type, Applications, Share To 2022 >>
Crowdsourced Smart Parking Market Research Report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state also focuses on the major drivers and restraints for the key players.

Council Slams Planned Parking Meter Rate Hikes >>
Council members are already speaking out in opposition to the proposed Philadelphia Parking Authority budget, which seeks an additional $10 million in revenue to come from parking meter hikes — with about $500,000 going to the School District of Philadelphia.

Wrigley Field Parking 'Surge Pricing' Is On Slippery Slope To Price Gouging >>
One of the more glaring examples of local "surge pricing" emerges next Monday around Wrigley Field, just in time for the 2016 World Series champion Chicago Cubs' home opener.

Petition Drive Targets Ferndale Parking Deck, Draws Misinformation Complaints >>
Ferndale officials and a number of residents are crying foul over what they say is misinformation being spread by paid petition canvassers gathering signatures to get voters to decide whether the city should issue up to $20 million in bonds to build a mixed-use downtown parking deck.


April 3, 2017

FlitWays & Lyft Form Strategic Corporate Rideshare Partnership in the United States >>
FlitWays ( OTC PINK : FTWS ), a Los Angeles-based ground travel technology company, today announced a new strategic partnership with Lyft to expand its supply and meet the growing demand for corporate rideshare worldwide.

Survey Reveals Young People Will Prefer Autonomous Vehicles Over Public Transport >>
A recent survey has found that connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) will transform the lives of more than seven out of 10 young people, finding that this new technology will offer unprecedented levels of freedom to young people whose lives are currently restricted by costly or infrequent public transport.


April 2, 2017

Smart Cities: Technology Meets Next Gen Infrastructure For A Truly Predictive Citizen-Centric Approach >>
Technology is significantly changing the way people perceive and experience life and digitisation presents a powerful opportunity to enhance how they live within cities.


April 1, 2017

San Diego Embracing Technology Revolution To Boost Parking Efficiency >>
San Diego is beginning to embrace a technology revolution that’s making it easier to find parking spots in major cities across the nation.

You May Not Live Long Enough To Ride A Driverless Car >>
With all of the buzz from companies like BMW, Google and Tesla, it’s easy to get the impression that autonomous vehicles will be hitting the roads any day now, with an estimated 10 million self-driving cars shuttling passengers across the country by 2020.

Locals React To Possible Hike In Parking Meter Fees, Fines >>
If you thought you paid enough to park in Philadelphia, get ready because the city’s parking authority is planning to hike up the rates.


March 31, 2017

LA Airport Parking Service Converts to All-Electric Shuttle Buses >>
Sixteen zero-emission utility shuttle buses will be used to service offsite parking at Los Angeles International Airport for shuttling service WallyPark, making it the first all-electric airport parking depot in the country.

Why Smart Cities And Engineers Are A Perfect Fit >>
The global market for smart cities is projected to skyrocket to US$1.2 trillion by the year 2020, according to a report from Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

Nevada Legislature Considers Bills That Could Affect Rideshare Companies >>
Four bills in the Legislature would affect Uber and Lyft, which gained a foothold in Nevada in 2015 and have become formidable competitors to the taxi industry.


March 30, 2017

INRIX Parking Expands Reservation and Payment Platform for Automakers >>
INRIX, Inc., the world leader in connected car services and transportation analytics, today announced the expansion of its parking reservations capabilities in INRIX Parking.

Vroom, Vroom: Vehicles Accelerate the Future for Payments >>
As the Internet becomes ubiquitous, consumers could someday pay for gas, parking, food and tolls from their cars without using credit cards or even stepping out of their vehicles.

Kiosk System Coming to West Hartford Parking Garages >>
The garages in West Hartford’s Blue Back Square are going gate-less, and garage visitors will soon be paying for their parking at kiosks or through the PassportParking mobile pay app rather than using the ticket and gate system.

Restoring Consumer Confidence In Parking >>
The parking industry has recognised these difficulties and has at least attempted to make the payment process easier; given that we live in an almost cashless society, many companies have now introduced mobile payments apps.


March 29, 2017

New Downtown Parking Garage Drawing Lots Of Interest >>
Because of that excitement, the City Centre parking garage to be built on the corner of Old Main Street and Third Avenue West is being seen as more critical than ever to making a statement in the downtown area for decades to come.

Smart Parking System Market Analysis and In-depth Research on Size, Trends, Emerging Growth Factors and Forecasts 2022 >>
The Smart Parking System Market report covers detailed competitive outlook including the market share and company profiles of the key participants operating in the global market.

There’s No Scarcity of Parking Spaces — What’s Lacking Is Sharing >>
Apps including ParqEx show that there’s revenue in renting out private parking spaces—and urban planners like it.

City Council Finalizes Surge Parking Rates Near Wrigley >>
With the Cubs home opener 12 days away, the City Council on Wednesday finalized plans to double parking meter rates at 1,100 spaces around Wrigley Field amid fears that “surge pricing” could someday spread throughout the city.

Salt Lake City Adds 28 New Electric Vehicle Charging Stations >>
Salt Lake City is boasting 28 new electric vehicle-charging stations across that for the next nine months could charge the eco-friendly cars for free.


March 28, 2017

Terminal E lights up at DFW International Airport >>
INDECT USA, the parking industry's leading provider of sensor-based parking guidance systems, has announced the completion of their latest parking guidance installation in Terminal E at the DFW International Airport.

All Traffic Solutions Releases Cloud-Based Parking Availability and Notification Solutions Whitepaper >>
Informative paper offers solutions to today’s major parking challenges.

In Search of the Smartest City >>
Can Bloomberg Philanthropies establish a national standard for data-driven governments?


March 27, 2017

Parking Garages Becoming Newest City Parks >>
The parking facilities in the city — and across the country — have long been land hogs. But that is changing, reports the U.S. Green Building Council.

City Hires Temporary Vendor For Parking Service >>
The City of Spokane has hired an interim vendor to continue the pay-by-phone parking meter service while they search for a long-term vendor.

Autoparkit Prepared For Changing Parking Landscape >>
Parking lot use is on the decline, but that isn’t worrying the man who wants to bring to Warren his company that builds automated parking decks used in large cities.

4 Million Driving Jobs at Risk from Autonomous Vehicles: Report >>
As many as four million truck, bus, delivery and taxi driving jobs could be lost if fully autonomous vehicle technology is adopted in a short period of time, according to a new report.

Four Phases and Other Trends in Upcoming Autonomous-Vehicle Age >>
This transportation evolution will affect everything from urban planning to logistics.

Parking Signs, Paid For By Grant, Latest In City’s Wayfinding >>
New tall green signs identifying parking spots for visitors are the latest addition to downtown Clinton, which has seen a dozen of them erected in and around the downtown to go with the brown primary “trailblazer” signs that direct pedestrians and motorists alike to local places of interest.

Hartsfield-Jackson Strikes $181.5 Million Deal To Build New Parking Deck >>
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has struck a $181.5 million deal to build a new parking deck that will be reachable via the airport SkyTrain.

PARKING PAIN: Austin Airport Closes Lot’s 1,000 Spaces To Build New Garage >>
Austin’s airport has closed about 1,000 spaces in one of its surface parking lots to make way for a new 6,000-space garage.

Pittsburgh Receives Top Certification From Sustainable Pennsylvania >>
A grant from the Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority helped Pittsburgh transition to LED technology in parking garages owned by the Urban Redevelopment Authority and the Pittsburgh Parking Authority in 2015 and 1026.

Smart Cities Need To Make Sure They Don't Leave People Behind >>
Smart cities have the potential to create major benefits for city dwellers in developing countries, but only if urban planners combine “low-tech” innovations with “high-tech” ones, continue to build large capital infrastructure, and ensure people are at the center of design, John Bachmann of multinational engineering company AECOM, told Devex.


March 25, 2017

City Testing Validation Sensors on Hillcrest Parking Meters >>
The City of San Diego is testing new vehicle detection sensors on parking meters that gather data on spot occupancy.


March 24, 2017

Interview with David Williams: IPS Smart Meter Revolutionizing Parking for Cities and Their Patrons >>
The parking meter has been around since the 1930s, silently raising revenue for towns and cities while regulating the times and locations where drivers can park. The smart parking meters of today, though they may look nearly identical, offer a lot more “under the hood” than the old-fashioned mechanical meters.

Who's Stealing Parking Meters In Fort Worth? >>
Dozens of parking meters have been stolen from downtown streets, and Fort Worth Police are asking for the public's help to locate the thieves.

Interview: The Evolution Of ALPR And Genetec's Vision Of Parking Enforcement >>
Parking Network recently spoke with Chris Yigit, Genetec AutoVu Program Manager, about ALPR, enforcement and security.


March 23, 2017

RDU To Start Online Parking Reservation System By Jan. 1 >>
Raleigh-Durham International Airport officials say the airport’s long-awaited online parking reservation system should be fully implemented by Jan. 1, 2018.

City Council Approves Proposal For New ABIA Parking Garage >>
The Austin City Council on Thursday approved a proposal to build a $250 million parking garage at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

Free Parking For Drivers 75 And Older If Bill Becomes Law >>
There are nearly 540,000 thousand drivers in Michigan who are over the age of 75, according to a the secretary of state's records. A new bill introduced in the state Senate would make public parking free for them.

Drivemode Raises $6.5 Million Series A for Smartphone-Connected Car Development >>
Mobile-based automotive technology company Drivemode today announces a $6.5 million series A funding round led by Panasonic Corporation, one of the largest automotive suppliers in the world.


March 22, 2017

Downtown Parking Fees Could Increase To Pay For Modern Technology >>
Downtown patrons could see a rise in parking meter fees and some parking garages.

Safe Parking Structures Mitigate Security Risks >>
While many hospitals currently have large parking garage complexes containing multiple levels of parking supported and protected by an extensive parking gate entry system and surveillance system, deploying these types of solutions in remote and outdoor parking lots can become a challenge.

ParkCloud Releases Mobile App >>
Having already affirmed itself as a market leader in the parking industry, ParkCloud is further expanding its options for customers by releasing a new phone app on the 22th of March 2017.

Park Assist M4 System Becomes the Only Patented Camera-Based PGS >>
Park Assist®, the company that pioneered the first camera-based parking guidance system (PGS), has announced patent awards for its M4 Smart-Sensor System in both the United States and the United Kingdom. This recognition of Park Assist’s proprietary technology has established the M4 system as the world’s only patented camera-based PGS.

How Did L.A. Spend $148 Million in Parking Ticket Revenue? Check the Data Portal >>
Los Angeles collected $148 million in gross parking ticket revenues in fiscal 2015 and there’s been a public push to lower the fines, which some see as onerous and arbitrary.

Microsoft’s Plan to Dominate Connected Cars >>
Microsoft has agreed to license its patents for Internet-connected cars to Toyota, its first such deal with an automaker and a signal that it may be willing to partner with others.


March 21, 2017

The 10 U.S. Cities Where Self-Driving Cars Make The Most Sense >>
The race to deploy autonomous vehicles won't mean much if cities are unprepared for the technology.

Hyattville Revamps City Parking with New App, Meters >>
Today Mayor Candace B. Hollingsworth announced that the City of Hyattsville will launch its use of a smartphone app that will make parking easier for its residents and visitors.

ParkingSoft Joins with Smarking to Lead in Parking Analytics >>
ParkingSoft – the leading manufacturer of cloud-based revenue control technology – and Smarking, Inc. – the leading provider of business intelligence software for the parking industry –are pleased to announce a formal partnership.

New Michigan Law Regulates Rideshare Businesses Like Uber and Lyft >>
The Michigan Licensing and Regulatory Affairs said rideshare businesses like Uber and Lyft will be state regulated the same as limousine and taxicab carriers under new state law effective Tuesday.

City Searches For More Parking >>
Even with a giant new public garage, a shortage of parking near popular restaurants and shops in downtown Morgan Hill is resulting in lost business and more headaches, according to some who spoke to the city council on the issue March 15.

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