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Proposed Fargo Airport Skyway Does Not Prohibit A Future Parking Garage
An open house Tues. provided a first look at design plans for a proposed skyway connecting the terminal at Fargo's Hector International Airport with the airport's parking lot.

Parking Authority To Pay $20K Toward WB Study
The Wilkes-Barre Parking Authority agreed Tuesday to collaborate with the city in a comprehensive study of parking and committed nearly half of the $45,000 it will cost for the review.

Parking At Wrightsville Beach? Check Your Wallet First
Daily parking rate to increase to $17 along with extended enforcement hours, but hourly rate to stay the same

Planners Peek at Parking Study
Study analyzes Traverse City's downtown parking demands, transportation alternatives

Abele's Plan to Put Parking Meters in the Parks is Not Dead
When the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors listened to the 72% of the Milwaukee County residents surveyed who oppose raising the wheel tax and rejected County Executive Chris Abele’s plan to double the tax, Abele went into one of his hissy fits: So, if you are going to go against my wishes, take this, and he came up with the plan to put parking meters in our magnificent Milwaukee County parks.

Connected Cars Will Run on Your Personal Data
Cars that are smarter and more connected than your average sedan are already sitting in parking lots and driving on highways, and they’re collecting all kinds of information about you.

Deal Would Sell Downtown Lot For $60M Mixed-Use Building, More Parking
Officials are working toward a deal to sell a downtown parking lot and make room for a $60 million, mixed-use building.

Foley’s 2017 Connected Cars & Autonomous Vehicles Survey - Part 3
We’re in the midst of a rapid evolution not only in the way drivers operate their vehicles, but also in the operations, compliance, go-to-market strategy and cyber preparedness of the entire automotive industry.

Chinese Consumers Are Twice as Trusting Of Autonomous Cars as Americans, Study Says
If automakers and tech companies start producing large numbers of self-driving cars, they may want to deploy them in China first.

You Can Now Hail A Ride In A Fully Autonomous Vehicle, Courtesy Of Waymo
Google’s autonomous driving company Waymo will soon make its official debut as a full-scale service on public streets.

How Arizona Is Leading the Autonomous Vehicle Revolution
Arizona, one of the leading areas for autonomous vehicles, is the proving ground for this transformative innovation.

Shuttles Are Already the First Autonomous Vehicles
The age of self-driving vehicles inches closer on almost a daily basis.

PPA Proposes New Fee On Uber, Lyft and Taxi Rides
The cash-strapped Philadelphia Parking Authority wants to add a 50-cent surcharge to every taxi, Lyft, and Uber ride in the city.

Smart Cities Expected To Invest $80B In Technologies In 2018
Across the globe, smart city technology spending is anticipated to hit $80 billion this year, and grow to $135 billion by 2021, according to a new report from the International Data Corporation (IDC).

Nokia Launches Smart City Platform, Services, IoT Management Tools
At Mobile World Congress, Nokia will highlight its efforts to better target smart cities and enable various services.

Q&A: How the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance Is Pushing Its Members to 'Advance Faster Together'
Last September, Colorado broke new ground with the launch of the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance, the first of its kind in the United States.

LiveWall Living Wall Blooms on Bloomington Parking Garage
The new Monroe County Parking Garage in Bloomington, Ind. features a unique LiveWall® installation.

Staff Face Hike In Parking Fees At Shropshire Hospitals
Staff at the county’s two main hospitals say they have been told their parking fees could rise by up to 20 per cent.

C&J Wants To Charge For Parking At Bus Depots
The bus company that operates the Portsmouth and Dover bus centers wants the state to commit to a long-term lease that will allow it to charge for parking it says is needed to manage and expand parking that is often beyond capacity.

New Ride-Sharing Program RideAmigos Rewards UA’s Sustainable Commuters
The University of Arizona recently launched RideAmigos, a ride-sharing, commuter rewards program that encourages the UA community to seek alternative modes of travel to and from campus.

Cornwall Council To Cut Disabled Parking Charges To £350
Cornwall Council says it is going to cut the cost of creating disabled parking spaces for residents from more than £3,000 to £350.

NMI's Agreement to Acquire Creditcall Will Form a New & Innovative Omni-Channel Payments Platform
Merchants, ISOs, ISVs, VARs and Payment Facilitators in the USA and Europe will benefit from a single vendor and payments platform for retail, ecommerce, mobile and unattended payments.

Kennesaw Installs Two Electric Car Charging Stations
Kennesaw announced Monday that it used about $18,000 of SPLOST, Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, funds to install two charging stations for electric cars.

A New Seattle Program Will Set Aside Parking Spots Throughout the City for Electric Vehicle Charging
But could the curbside charging program be perceived as a class issue, primarily benefiting those who can afford to own electric cars?

National Grid Planning Electric Car Charging Network
The National Grid, the body responsible for the UK's electricity infrastructure, is reportedly planning a network of 50 high power electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across the UK.

No Ticket for Parking In Yonkers' Reserved Electric-Car Spots
Anyone can park in Yonkers' parking spots reserved for electric cars with no danger of a ticket, but not for much longer.

Holland Parking Law Change Would Allow City Staff to Issue Tickets
A local law change up for approval by Holland City Council would allow trained city employees to issue citations for illegal parking.

Metered Street Parking a Possibility In NoDa
Charlotte city officials are trying to figure out what to do about parking in NoDa.

San Marcos to Start Parking Enforcement Through License Plate Recognition Downtown
The license plate-recognition software used to enforce parking time limits has arrived, and staff is nearly ready to begin implementation.

LPR Implementation Not Expected To Raise Permit Prices; Funds from Permits Go Toward Parking Infrastructure, Loans
Instead of picking up a plastic hang tag or static cling permit, UCCS students now enter a license plate number to be scanned by the campus-wide License Plate Recognition system, which creates an online permit for each vehicle on campus.

OhPark Airport Parking Announces New Service
OhPark Airport Parking announced today that it has unveiled a new service at its facility, which serves John Glenn Columbus International Airport.

Parking Placard Abuse Remains a Problem All Over NYC
Despite an uptick in ticketing during Mayor Bill de Blasio’s placard crackdown, city-issued parking permit owners are still empowered to illegally park in dangerous ways throughout the city.

 

Airport OK'd to Buy Parking System
Feb. 15, 2018
The Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport board met Wednesday and approved buying a high-tech guidance system for its new parking deck and paving more of the economy lot.

Leeds Bradford Selects Vehicle DRS for its new Viking Airport Parking Service
Feb. 14, 2018
Leeds Bradford Airport has announced that it is opening its new “Viking Airport Parking” service in April 2018 and will be installing its first Vehicle DRS (Damage Recording System) from ANPR International.

New Parking Garage To Open In Part At LaGuardia Saturday
Feb. 9, 2018
There is progress in the project to rebuild LaGuardia Airport, with the partial opening of a new parking garage Saturday morning.

ParkCloud Expands to Toronto Pearson Airport
Feb. 8, 2018
ParkCloud has broken into a new market, announcing Canada as the 42nd country available to customers booking through its extensive global network.

St. Louis Regional Airport To Issue Bonds To Help Pay For Parking Addition
Feb. 8, 2018
A multi-million dollar company will use its own money to pay for and build infrastructure at the St. Louis Regional Airport, for which it will be reimbursed, partially through municipal bond issuance.

Elite Airways' Success At Vero Beach Brings Renovations; Future Could See Paid Parking
Feb. 2, 2018
When Elite Airways landed here in 2015, passengers could park at any space at the Vero Beach Regional Airport.

County Expands Parking At Airport
Feb. 2, 2018
The Grant County Airport has grown a lot busier since Boutique Air took over in 2015, replacing Great Lake Airlines as Essential Air Service Act contractor for the county. And more passengers means more parking space needed.

Fargo Mayor Pulling Out The Stops To Get Airport Parking Ramp
Feb. 1, 2018
Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney says he has a "philosophical difference" with the Fargo Airport Authority but he plans to keep pushing for a new parking garage at Hector International Airport, sooner rather than later.

OR Tambo Airport Rolls Out Cheaper Long-Term Parking Options
Feb. 1, 2018
OR Tambo International Airport has launched a new long-term parking facility that doesn't require the use of a shuttle service.

Foley’s 2017 Connected Cars & Autonomous Vehicles Survey - Part 2
Feb. 15, 2018
The survey feedback suggests that many automotive and technology companies are already forging ahead despite the challenges.

Indiana One Step Closer to Street-Legal Autonomous Vehicles
Feb. 15, 2018
The autonomous car project, which began at Google X in 2009, aims to reduce traffic accidents, but with the introduction of these cars came the introduction of new legislation.

DIA Does Not Track Uber and Lyft Rides, Opening Risk of Losing Revenue, Denver Auditor Warns
Feb. 15, 2018
Denver International Airport needs to start tracking Uber and Lyft rather than relying on the two companies to report how much business they are doing at the airport, Denver auditor Tim O’Brien warned.

CES Reflections: The Future of Autonomous Cars
Feb. 14, 2018
But it's autonomous cars that continue to dominate our conversations on digital expansion and its wide-reaching implications, and the four-day trade show was proof of this, as it was awash with auto tech.

Metro Detroit Cities Prepare For Autonomous Vehicles With Smart Infrastructure
Feb. 12, 2018
All metro Detroit cities could look a lot different in the not-so-distant future thanks to the advent of autonomous vehicles and innovative mobility services.

Elon Musk Says Tesla Will Launch Its Cross-Country Road Trip In A Self-Driving Car In 3 To 6 Months
Feb. 7, 2018
Tesla will take a self-driving car across the US in autonomous mode during the first half of 2018, CEO Elon Musk said during the company's fourth-quarter earnings call on Wednesday.

We Rode In Uber’s Self-Driving Car, and Now We’re Less Confident In the Future of Autonomous Vehicles
Feb. 5, 2018
Our first self-driving car experience was going great. And then we hit a pothole.

Senator Urges Foresight In Self-Driving Vehicle Race
Feb. 5, 2018
Michigan has made progress to lead the development of robotic technology that will drastically change transportation.

Battle Over Self-Driving Cars Goes To Court In Case Between Google's Waymo and Uber
Feb. 5, 2018
There's a battle brewing in a San Francisco courtroom over the future of self-driving vehicles. It involves two of the biggest names in Silicon Valley — Uber, and Google's subsidiary Waymo.

City Rideshare Fee To Pay For $179 Million In CTA Upgrades
Feb. 5, 2018
Four of the busiest CTA train lines will get a $179 million investment thanks to a small fee added on to every Uber and Lyft ride.

Proposed Legislation Brings Fla. Autonomous Vehicle Law Closer to Federal Guidance
Feb. 1, 2018
The legislature is currently considering two autonomous vehicle bills, one in the Senate and one in the House.

2,304 Disengagement DMV Reports Mean California Self-Driving Cars Are Not Safe
Feb. 1, 2018
New reports required by the California Department of Motor Vehicles from companies testing robot cars on the state’s public roads show the technology is not safe unless it is monitored by a human behind a steering wheel who can take control, Consumer Watchdog said today.

How Autonomous Vehicles Could Save Over 350K Lives In The US And Millions Worldwide
Feb. 1, 2018
Fatal accidents could drop dramatically in the future as autonomous vehicles become mainstream and make deaths from driver error a thing of the past.

Bosch Recognized by Frost & Sullivan for Innovating Driverless Technology in Automated Valet Parking (AVP)
Feb. 15, 2018
Based on its recent analysis of the Intelligent Parking Systems industry, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Robert Bosch GmbH (Bosch) with the 2017 European Technology Innovation Award for its driverless system, Automated Valet Parking (AVP) that uses connected technology to locate open parking spaces and safely park a car in parking garages.

City of Auburn Changes Downtown Valet Services
Feb. 14, 2018
Changes to downtown Auburn valet parking days, hours and rates went into effect last week, based on a review of usage patterns since the launch of valet services in August 2017.

Park Here: MnDOT Installing Technology To Guide Truckers To Parking Spaces
Feb. 13, 2018

Truck drivers passing through Minnesota who need a safe place to pull off the road will be getting help from the Minnesota Department of Transportation, which last week began installing new technology that will let them know in real time if rest areas still have parking spaces available.

Metropolitan Parking Garage Could See Changes To Make Driving Easier
Feb. 13, 2018

One of Charlotte’s most frustrating parking garages could soon see changes that would make driving there easier.

Analysis Confirms Commercial Rest Areas Limit Truck Parking Capacity
Feb. 6, 2018
A new report issued today by NATSO, the national association representing the truckstop and travel plaza industry, finds 69 percent more commercial truck parking spaces per mile along interstate highways where the private sector caters to the needs of the traveling public free from government competition at commercial rest areas.

South River Receives $10,000 Grant to Build Charging Station
Feb. 13, 2018
Sustainable Jersey has awarded the borough a $10,000 grant to fund the installment of an electric vehicle charging station.

California On Path To Meet Goal Of 1.5 Million Electric Cars, But Charging Stations Lag Behind
Feb. 5, 2018
Buoyed by an exceptional sales year in 2017, the state’s electric vehicle market will continue to grow this year and will reach 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles by 2025, an earlier target set by Gov. Jerry Brown.

Major Increase in EV Charging Stations Across U.S.
Feb. 2, 2018
While electric vehicles only make up a tiny 0.2 percent of passenger cars around the world, that number is growing, and growing fast.

'Selfish' Drivers Parking Like This On Estate Near Hospital Will Finally Be Targeted With Fines
Feb. 14, 2018
‘Penny-pinching’ drivers who have used a Teesside estate as a hospital car park have been warned they now face hefty fines.

Call To End Hospital Car Parking Charges
Feb. 5, 2018
BURNLEY MP and Shadow Health Minister Julie Cooper, is continuing her fight to end what she calls ‘the extortionate practice of taxing the sick’.

PayByPhone Launches at Northampton General Hospital
Feb. 1, 2018
PayByPhone is now available at all of Northampton Hospital’s seven onsite car parks, providing users with the power to skip the pay and display machines and purchase parking tickets in seconds, directly from their phone.

'Selfish' Drivers Parking Like This On Estate Near Hospital Will Finally Be Targeted With Fines
Feb. 14, 2018
‘Penny-pinching’ drivers who have used a Teesside estate as a hospital car park have been warned they now face hefty fines.

Google’s Report Shows Different Auto Trends In Three Regions
Feb. 12, 2018
Google has released a new search queries-based report, titled Automotive Trends Report 2018, which highlights three very different trends in the direction the automotive add-ons industry seems to be headed for the US, Germany, and Japan.

Private Parking Fee To Remain Unregulated
Feb. 11, 2018
Private parking operators in Dubai will remain free to decide the fees even as the sector is being governed by a new set of regulations.

Parking Fees and Permit Prices Set To Increase As Councils Plug Budget Gaps
Feb. 8, 2018
Local councils in England are set to hike tax rates this year, with increases in parking fees and permits a likely target for 93 percent of authorities.

Call To End Hospital Car Parking Charges
Feb. 5, 2018
BURNLEY MP and Shadow Health Minister Julie Cooper, is continuing her fight to end what she calls ‘the extortionate practice of taxing the sick.’

Motorists Support Code of Practice Bill For Private Parking Industry
Feb. 1, 2018
UK motorists fully support a code of practice for private parking companies, according to research from the RAC.

Amano McGann and Traffic & Safety Invigorate Partnership
Feb. 12, 2018
Amano McGann, Inc., the leading provider of Parking Access and Revenue Control Systems (PARCS) in North America, is pleased to announce a renewed commitment to partnership with their long-standing Authorized Dealer, Traffic & Safety Control Systems, Inc.

CIM Group Acquires 844-Stall Parking Garage in Downtown Seattle
Feb. 12, 2018
CIM Group announced today that it has acquired Pine Street Garage, an 11-level, 844-stall garage with approximately 20,300 square feet of ground floor retail located at the prominent corner of 3rd Avenue and Pine Street in downtown Seattle.

Amano McGann Acquires CVPS
Feb. 5, 2018
Amano McGann, Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of Computerized Valet Parking Systems, a division of Service Tracking Systems, Inc. (CVPS).

ParkHub and SP+ Enter into Master Services Agreement for Parking Management Technology Leading into 2018 Super Bowl
Feb. 2, 2018
ParkHub, a leading provider of advanced technology designed to reduce traffic congestion and improve the parking experience, has entered into a Master Service Agreement with SP+, a leader in parking management, ground transportation and ancillary services, after two years of successful deployments at the Super Bowl and numerous permanent installments coast-to-coast.

Milwaukee County Board Buries Plan to Collect Parking Fees This Year at Parks and Parkways
Feb. 15, 2018
The Milwaukee County Board and County Executive Chris Abele found common ground this week in canceling plans to collect parking fees at county parks and parkways beginning June 1.

Mid-Town Parking Garage Axed After Public Works Campus Bids Exceed Budget
Feb. 15, 2018
The major upgrade and expansion of the town’s public works campus and transit facilities at 65th Street is moving closer to a spring groundbreaking, but a casualty of soaring construction costs are the proposed multi-level parking garage and rooftop medevac pad planned for the site.

City Paying to Have Parking Examined
Feb. 15, 2018
A new parking study paid for by the Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission will examine parking supply and demand in downtown Fort Wayne.

6 Urban Design Trends to Watch In 2018
Feb. 15, 2018
2017 saw the continuation of the evolution of expectations on the part of consumers, developers, office workers, and cities.

Berlin Likely to Budget Funds for Parking Study
Feb. 14, 2018
As residents continue to express concerns regarding parking and accessibility in Berlin, officials say they’re working to find a solution.

Council Approves 25-Year Agreement for Riverfront Parking Garage
Feb. 13, 2018
In a 6-2 vote Tuesday, the Fort Wayne City Council approved a 25-year lease agreement for a 1,000-space parking garage attached to the upcoming mixed-use building along the city's downtown riverfront.

The F&BUS Is Glenn Morehead's Answer to the Service Industry's Parking Woes
Feb. 12, 2018
According to a College of Charleston's Office of Tourism Analysis study, 60 percent of downtown restaurant and hotel employees live outside the peninsula, and they pay greatly for it.

Kansas City Trying To Solve Parking Problems In Growing Downtown Area
Feb. 12, 2018

As Kansas City's downtown continues to grow, city hall is looking for solutions to help its growing pain — parking or the lack thereof.

Los Angeles Follows Pasadena’s Lead with Orange Donation Meter Collections for the Homeless
Feb. 9, 2018
The City of Los Angeles is installing bright orange refurbished parking meters that collect donations for the homeless – pretty much exact copies of the ones pioneered here in Pasadena in 2014, as described by the Real Change Movement, which started the campaign.

City Council Reviews New Uptown Greenville Parking Study
Feb. 9, 2018
With more construction in the Uptown Greenville area, the parking issues have increased.

A Plan To House L.A.'S Homeless Residents Could Transform Parking Lots Across The City
Feb. 9, 2018

In the decades following World War II, when the suburbs were young and the car was king, Los Angeles went on a land-buying spree.

Should U.S. Cities Use Congestion Pricing To Ease Traffic?
Feb 8, 2018

New York may soon charge a fee to drive into central Manhattan as a way of reducing traffic and raising funds for public transit

Charlottesville Seeking Other Ways to Pay for Improving Downtown Parking
Feb. 8, 2018
Charlottesville officials are discussing the next steps for solving parking issues, now the meters - and that the revenue they were going to generate - are gone.

Beaverton City Council Needs To Hear About How Auto Parking Decisions Impact Cycling
Feb. 8, 2018
A big picture glance at Beaverton Traffic Commission meeting agendas shows that over the past couple years, on-street car parking is a consuming and intersectional problem.

Feed A Meter, Help The Homeless: Bright Orange Meters Aim To Bring ‘Real Change’ To DTLA
Feb. 7, 2018
Later this week, you can pitch in and help the homeless when you roll up to a bright orange parking meter in downtown Los Angeles.

Fight Over St. Louis' Parking Revenue Escalates As Aldermen Subpoena City Treasurer
Feb. 6, 2018
The Board of Aldermen’s streets, traffic and refuse committee has issued a subpoena to compel St. Louis Treasurer Tishaura Jones to testify about the city’s parking operations.

‘People Are Outraged:’ Meeting On Pay-To-Park Proposal At Milwaukee County Parks Gets Heated
Feb. 6, 2018
A pay-to-park proposal at Milwaukee County parks isn't sitting well with taxpayers.

Outdated Parking Policy Jacks Up Housing Costs
Feb. 6, 2018
New York City is facing a housing crisis. And yet whenever a residential development is built in the outer boroughs, thousands of square feet are reserved for phantom users: cars.

Smaller Parking Spaces In Hartford Result In Tickets
Feb. 6, 2018
Have you ever found yourself struggling to parallel park in Hartford and thought, 'the spots are so tight?'

Salinas Valley Public Agencies, Monterey Airport Tout Clean Energy Savings
Feb. 5, 2018
Investment in sustainable energy programs from solar and LED lighting to energy efficiency and water conservation is already saving Salinas Valley cities and school districts, along with the Monterey Regional Airport, millions on their power bills, according to municipal and educational officials.

New Albany City Council Adjusts Some Parking Fines
Feb. 5, 2018
The New Albany City Council made some amendments to parking violations Monday night.

$2.1 Million Collected In Electronic Payments During Parking Amnesty In Baltimore
Feb. 5, 2018
Baltimore City made more than $2 million in electronic payments during last week's parking amnesty program.

LA's Faded Street Signs Could Void Your Parking Ticket
Feb. 4, 2018
According to city code, tickets shouldn't be issued if a sign isn't "sufficiently legible" and "visible."

SF Proposes Turning Moscone Garage Into Affordable Housing, Hotel Tower
Feb. 2, 2018
The Moscone Convention Center parking garage would be redeveloped into a 320-foot tower with at least 650 hotel rooms and at least 100 affordable housing units under a plan being put forward by the city.

Scuttlebiz: Is 2018 The Year Augusta Tackles Downtown Parking Problem?
Feb. 2, 2018
Downtown Augusta has 14,772 parking spots. Give or take a few.

Metro Parking Fee Changes Go Into Effect Monday
Feb. 2, 2018
Starting Monday, drivers who park at Metro stations could be paying more - or less - depending on where they park and whether or not they ride Metrorail.

15 Mobility Companies Sign Joint Pledge To Promote Livable Cities
Feb. 1, 2018
Fifteen of the world's leading mobility companies today signed the Shared Mobility Principles for Livable Cities, which aim to provide a uniform vision for making cities more livable through aligned mobility priorities.

February Brings New Parking Rates To Downtown Boise
Feb. 1, 2018
New parking rules go into effect Thursday in downtown Boise.

How Parking Mandates Tilt the Market Toward “Luxury” Housing
Feb. 1, 2018
After Minneapolis slashed parking requirements, developers started to produce more affordable mid-rise apartment buildings instead of luxury high-rises.

Parking Fee Changes Boost Santa Fe Revenue
Feb. 13, 2018
Adjustments to the parking rates in Santa Fe were overdue and necessary, resulting in a projected $900,000 annual increase in parking revenue, according to a memo from the director of the city’s parking division.

How Re-Allocating a Pittsburgh Parking Tax Can Combat the City's Affordable-Housing Shortage
Feb. 13, 2018
On Feb. 8, Pittsburgh’s Urban Redevelopment Authority voted to divert up to $6.8 million in parking-tax revenue to help fund an affordable-housing project in the Lower Hill District, near PPG Paints Arena.

URA Considers Plan To Divert $6.8 Million In Parking Tax Revenues To Fund Affordable Housing
Feb. 7, 2018
The Pittsburgh Urban Redevelopment Authority is considering a plan to divert up to $6.8 million in parking tax revenues over 19 years to help pay for affordable housing, as part of a $47 million mixed use project near PPG Paints Arena.

Outdated Parking Policy Jacks Up Housing Costs
Feb. 6, 2018
New York City is facing a housing crisis. And yet whenever a residential development is built in the outer boroughs, thousands of square feet are reserved for phantom users: cars.

Congressional Smart Cities Caucus to Launch in March
Feb. 15, 2018
The legislative branch is opening its doors to help those driving the smart city movement.

6 Ways To Make Smart Cities Future-Proof Cybersecurity Cities
Feb. 14, 2018
Using the Internet of Things, analyzing lots of data, putting more services online—all herald the digital transformation of cities.

Smart Cities: Building A Solar-Powered Smart District In Denver
Feb. 12, 2018
With construction underway on the Denver CityNOW project – a carbon-neutral smart district incorporating numerous energy innovations – Panasonic and its partners are hoping to reveal the future of smart cities.

Second Year of Smart Cities Collaborative to Explore Mobility Projects
Feb. 8, 2018
In cities across the country, street rights-of-way and curbs are getting a makeover as smart parking meters, electric vehicle charging ports and even bike-shares jockey for space.

‘Smart Cities’ on the Horizon
Feb. 4, 2018
Robot driven taxis and computers eliminating traffic jams may appear sooner than you think after some of the biggest technology companies picked up the pace of dealmaking to bring about “smart cities” of the future.

Louisville Makes Final Round for Smart Cities Readiness Challenge Grant
Feb. 1, 2018
The city joins eight other jurisdictions vying for five grants that will support better livability, workability and sustainability.

We’re a SmartCities Readiness Grant Finalist; What Does That Mean?
Feb. 1, 2018
Fairfax County was recently selected as a finalist for the SmartCities 2018 Readiness Challenge Grant.

Smart Cities Need To Be More Human, So We're Creating Sims-Style Virtual Worlds
Feb. 1, 2018
Huge quantities of networked sensors have appeared in cities across the world in recent years.

Bosch Recognized by Frost & Sullivan for Innovating Driverless Technology in Automated Valet Parking (AVP)
Feb. 15, 2018
Based on its recent analysis of the Intelligent Parking Systems industry, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Robert Bosch GmbH (Bosch) with the 2017 European Technology Innovation Award for its driverless system, Automated Valet Parking (AVP) that uses connected technology to locate open parking spaces and safely park a car in parking garages.

Connected Car Solution Drives Mobile Payments
Feb. 15, 2018
E-Z Pass car drivers now have another mobile payment option that offers immediacy and convenience.

Hertz Car Renters Can Now Find Parking Using SpotHero
Feb. 14, 2018
Chicago-based SpotHero, the maker of an app that allows drivers to find and book parking spots, is partnering with car rental company Hertz to help those renting cars find parking easily.

New High-Tech Parking Meters Being Tested Uptown
Feb. 14, 2018
The city of Athens this week unveiled a pilot program for new parking meters that’s intended to make paying for parking and keeping track of those payments much easier.

Connected Cars Serve Up a Feast of Consumer Data, but Who Will Benefit?
Feb. 14, 2018
Carmakers are lining up to devour a buffet of data cooked up by consumers using their sensor-laden vehicles.

Park Here: MnDOT Installing Technology To Guide Truckers To Parking Spaces
Feb. 13, 2018

Truck drivers passing through Minnesota who need a safe place to pull off the road will be getting help from the Minnesota Department of Transportation, which last week began installing new technology that will let them know in real time if rest areas still have parking spaces available.

E-ZPass Links With PayByCar to Advance In-Vehicle Payments
Feb. 13, 2018

In the future, you might pay for gas or a parking spot by touching a button on your vehicle’s dashboard.

PARKGENE Is One Step Closer to Becoming the Airbnb of Parking
Feb. 13, 2018
PARKGENE, the world’s first shared mobility platform, blows past its sales targets during the first two weeks of its ICO.

Asheville Launches New Citation Management System Powered by Passport
Feb. 12, 2018
Passport, the industry leader in parking enforcement software, has launched its citation management platform for the City of Asheville.

Hyundai Mobis Develops Cutting-Edge Braking and Parking Technologies
Feb. 12, 2018
Hyundai Mobis has announced that it has developed really innovative parking and braking technologies called the iMEB (integrated MOBIS Electronic Brake) and RSPA (Remote Smart Parking Assist) respectively at its Cheonan plant and Jincheon plants in Korea.

App To Make Parking Payments Easier
Feb. 12, 2018
Dunedin residents can now pay for parking remotely using their smart phones.

T2 Systems Kicks Off North America ReConnect Tour
Feb. 8, 2018
T2 Systems, a provider of the industry's most comprehensive suite of parking solutions, today announced the start of its 2018 ReConnect North America Tour.

In San Diego, A Lamppost Can Tell You Where To Park
Feb. 7, 2018
Technology in one of the smartest cities in the world may soon be mainstream.

Buffalo Common Council To Consider "Virtual Parking"
Feb. 5, 2018
Paying for parking in the City of Buffalo could someday look vastly different.

License Plate Scanners Coming To Downtown San Marcos To Help Parking Enforcement
Feb. 5, 2018
An automated license plate recognition system will be put to work in downtown San Marcos sometime before March 1 to help parking enforcement officers, the city announced Monday.

Robotic Parking Systems Market Is Expected to Be the Fastest Growing Segment in 2022
Feb. 5, 2018
With scarcity in parking spaces and appreciating land prices across the globe, vendors in the global automated parking systems market are introducing new products that are cost-efficient and can optimize parking spaces.

Motorists Can Pay To Park Using Their Smartphone In Charleston, WV
Feb. 5, 2018
Motorists now have another option to pay for parking in some parts of Charleston, WV.

Let Technology Take The Wheel For Safer, Less-Congested Roads
Feb. 2, 2018
Autonomous, connected, electric, shared vehicles operating together can have a significant and positive impact on safety, congestion, pollution, convenience and the cost of transportation.

Big Brother In The Driveway: How Much Of Your Info Is Your Car Giving Away?
Feb. 2, 2018
Cars aren’t really cars anymore, but rolling data centers that produce copious amounts of behavioral and diagnostic information, from how fast we drive to where we go, how often, and whether our vehicle is operating in the correct way.

Privacy Advocates Are Wrong On Connected Cars
Feb. 2, 2018
The availability of more vehicle data will allow innovators to create new apps and services for connected vehicles that will benefit consumers.

Dish Network Enters Parking Space With Buy of Denver Startup ParkiFi
Feb. 1, 2018
The satellite TV company acquires a startup that helps people find parking spots.

MDOT Issues Permit For Self-Parking Technology
Feb. 1, 2018
A Howard County company will be the first in Maryland to test so-called connected and automated vehicle technology, state officials announced.

Bluefin and EDC Corporation Partner for PCI-Validated P2PE Integration into EDC’s AIMS Parking Management System
Feb. 1, 2018
Payment security provider Bluefin Payment Systems has announced a new partnership with EDC Corporation to provide Bluefin’s PCI-validated Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) solution to municipalities, higher education, airports and hospitals utilizing the company’s AIMS Parking Management Software platform.

The Parking Problem: A Sustainable Future
Feb. 13, 2018
The last installment on this subject proposed having a “true university bus fleet, renewable fuel infrastructure for turning food and yard waste collected on campus into alcohol/ethanol fuel, more renewable electric power, a reduction in the size of the CSUN vehicle fleet and the remaining fleet running on alcohol/ethanol and/or electricity”.

Parking Concerns at University of Nevada, Reno Discussed
Feb. 12, 2018
Parking at the University of Nevada, Reno is a real issue for many students.

TTU Season Ticket Sales Soar, Enforcing Change in Parking System
Feb. 7, 2018
Texas Tech University Athletics sold more than 5,200 season ticket sales during men's basketball season this year, which is the most for one basketball season in about ten years.

Medical Mile Partners Approve Plans For Massive Parking Ramp
Feb. 2, 2018
Grand Valley State University's board approved two parking structures along the Medical Mile on Friday, Feb. 2.

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