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May 22, 2017

Portland Launches Mobile Parking Payment App, Parking Kitty >>
The city of Portland, Oregon is changing their parking experience.

Parkmobile Introduces Parking Reservations into the Parkmobile App, Delivering the Industry’s First Complete App-Based Parking Solution >>
Combining on-street/off-street real-time parking with gated reservations parking solutions, Parkmobile extends its lead through consolidation of the two fastest growing sectors of the industry and delivering unprecedented convenience and value.

Jacksonville International Airport Parking Rates Will Rise June 1 >>
Flyers using Jacksonville International Airport will pay more to park at the airport’s garages and daily surface lot starting June 1, the airport’s first rate increase for parking since 2011.

Parking Contractor Recommendations Ignored >>
Four years after the City of Cincinnati killed a plan to privatize its parking system, the city is paying the same company hundreds of thousands of dollars a year to run the system -- but ignoring many of its recommendations.

Gilbert Budget: More Police Officers, Parks And Downtown Parking >>
Gilbert is on its way to increasing its recreation space, police presence and downtown parking.

Hartsfield-Jackson Plans $1.8 Million Art Installation For New Parking Deck >>
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport plans to put a $1.8 million piece of artwork on a new parking garage to be built as part of its expansion.

States Getting More Active on Autonomous Vehicle Rules, Says PCI Director >>
Thinking about the rules of the road for a time when autonomous vehicles dominate the landscape is probably like envisioning a horseless carriage on the plains of the Old West.

UCF Adding More Charging Stations For Electric Cars >>
To contend with the rise of electric cars on the road, the University of Central Florida expects to add four electric car charging stations by August, which will bring its total number up to 15 on the main campus.

Simplified Blue Grass Airport Parking Options Now In Effect >>
Blue Grass Airport’s simplified parking options – combining Short-Term and Long-Term lots into one Short-Term area and designating the current Economy lot as Long-Term Parking – went into effect on Monday.

New Parking Structure A Major Part Of Multi-Million Fresno City College Makeover >>
Fresno City College is undergoing a multi-million dollar makeover.


May 21, 2017

Annapolis City Council Considering Major Parking Changes >>
Alderman Joe Budge and Mayor Mike Pantelides have introduced legislation that would change how parking will be handled.

‘Double-Edged Sword’ Of Portsmouth’s Parking >>
The City Council voted in May 2015 to bond out $23.2 million to build a new parking garage to address the parking shortage in the city’s popular downtown.

Fed-Backed Apartments Block Parking, Tack On Fees >>
A longtime affordable-housing developer is drawing criticism for monthly fees it charges on top of rent at complexes for low-income residents.

Oklahoma City to Get Rid of Coin-Operated Parking Meters >>
Oklahoma City plans to replace coin-operated parking meters in the downtown area with higher-tech alternatives that don't depend on random pocket change.


May 20, 2017

BMW Now Charging Electric Cars Via Light Poles >>
Together with eluminocity US, BMW has developed its Light & Charge system, which converts existing street and parking lot light poles into connected nodes on a smart city network.


May 19, 2017

Muscat Grand Mall Chooses Park Assist ‘s M4 Parking Guidance System >>
Park Assist has been awarded the Parking Guidance System (PGS) contract for the Muscat Grand Mall located in Muscat, Oman.

Best-in-Class Parking Enforcement Through ParkiFi Partnership >>
Parking Revenue Recovery Services (PRRS), Inc., new leaders in Parking Enforcement and Collections Services, is excited to announce its partnership with ParkiFi in Denver.

West Seattle Development; How Many Apartments, How Many Parking Spaces? >>
It’s the infamous story of Seattle: too many cars and not enough parking spaces.

Vigilant Solutions Extends Risk-Free Offer to Municipalities to Locate Parking Violators, Accelerating Recovery of Millions in Lost Revenue Due to Unpaid Fines >>
Parking scofflaw solution based on same technology that has helped recover billions of dollars for auto finance companies


May 18, 2017

Global Robotic Parking Systems Market - Key Drivers and Forecast from Technavio >>
Technavio analysts forecast the global robotic parking systems market to grow to USD 86.44 million by 2021, at a CAGR of more than 18% over the forecast period, according to their latest report.

Obama Wants To Turn This Muddy Puddle Into A Huge Parking Garage >>
Barack Obama wants a patch of grass that looks like little more than a muddy puddle to be made over into the transportation hub that will serve his presidential center — and he says it's too big of a job for his foundation to tackle.

Parking Reservation Software (PRS) Reaches 22 Percent Growth in First Year >>
PRS is emerging as a parking software leader in the US market. As technology advances for the parking industry, parking management software is providing better parking solutions.

‘Parking King’ Aleksander Kupchin Occupies Moscow And Region >>
A Moscow businessman patronized by authorities has developed a multi-step ‘occupation’ scheme to seize parking lots. The CrimeRussia unveils details of this scheme.

Using Data to Find the True Price of Parking in Boston >>
Boston, like so many other cities, had effectively subsidized private vehicle commuting for decades through the provision of curbside spaces priced below what people would have been willing to pay.


May 17, 2017

TIBA Parking Systems, Together With Signature Control Systems, to Install New Parking Revenue Access System at John Glenn Columbus International Airport >>
TIBA Parking Systems, in association with Signature Control Systems, has been selected by the Columbus Regional Airport Authority to install a new Parking Revenue and Access Control System (PARCS) at John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) and nearby Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK).

Mixed-Use Project Would Replace Downtown Parking Garage >>
Calling it an “albatross” obstructing the path to future development and revitalization in downtown Redding, the McConnell Foundation will partner with K2 Development Companies to study razing the California Street parking garage.

Little-Known Providence Parking Policy Frustrates Drivers >>
Turns out that may violate a little-known – and completely unadvertised – provision in the city’s parking policy, which mandates that drivers must move their car to an entirely new block to avoid paying an overtime parking fine.

PNI Sensor Corporation and Senet Announce Smart Parking Solution Integration with Senet’s LPWAN >>
PNI Sensor Corporation and Senet, today announced integration between PNI Sensor Corporation’s PlacePod™ smart parking solution and the Senet Low-Power Wide-Area network (LPWAN).

CBORD Partners with Parking Platform SKIDATA >>
CBORD has partnered with parking access systems specialist, SKIDATA, to fold in parking capabilities to the card system vendor’s interface.

Parking Ramp, Lot Rates Going Up Again >>
If you lease a parking space in one of Sioux Falls’ 18 downtown parking lots or ramps, get ready to pay a little more.

Metro Partners With Des Moines And Normandy Park To Pilot New Transportation Solutions >>
King County Metro has partnered with the Cities of Des Moines and Normandy Park to pilot new transportation services for commuters and residents as the area experiences an influx of new employers.


May 16, 2017

Bike Lanes To Replace Parking Spots Outside Vancouver Hospital >>
City council has voted in favour of several changes to the space outside Vancouver's largest health precinct, including the removal of dozens of metered parking spots to be replaced with new bike lanes.

Spothero, Wageworks Team Up For Pretax On-Demand Parking Near Your Job >>
Drivers can now use WageWorks pre-tax commuting benefits for on-demand parking through SpotHero, the Chicago-based parking spot reservation app./p>

The Self-Driving Car Trend Could Impact Development Strategies >>
The most significant change could be a reduced need for parking, meaning that developers won’t need to worry about factoring in the costs of including parking spaces in new developments,

As Self-Driving Cars Hit The Road, Real Estate Development May Take New Direction >>
Planners are anxious about automated vehicles and their potential to reshape development patterns and the urban landscape


May 15, 2017

Kiosks To Replace Rockport Meters >>
Parking kiosks will soon replace the old quarter eaters on School and Main streets, but the rates and locations remain to be seen.

Iowa City, University Of Iowa Roll Out Parking Meter Payment App >>
If you've noticed new stickers on parking meters around Iowa City and wondered, they're part of a new online payment system.

NuPark Introduces Next-Generation Smart Parking Management Platform >>
Parking technology solutions provider NuPark today announced Scout, the next generation of its open, cloud-based smart parking management platform.

Will Parking Enter A Brave New World? >>
It’s no secret that technology is altering the way the consumers go about their lives.

Destin Offers New App to Pay for Parking By Partnering with Passport >>
The City of Destin, FL, has introduced an easier way for drivers to pay for parking.

ReachNow Launches First of 20 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Seattle >>
The program is designed to make car-sharing greener and electric cars more accessible.

Parking Changes Are On The Horizon For Downtown Garages >>
Downtown Boise is in the early stages of “demand-based” parking, a practice used in other cities where steep rates and adjustable pricing is used to affect demand.

County, City Agreement Could Spell Parking Garage On West End >>
Redevelopment of County Square could involve the construction of a parking garage in Greenville's West End, infrastructure many say is needed.

Meadville Rolls Out Enhanced Parking Ticket System >>
Parking enforcement in the city of Meadville will enter the 21st century this week as officers deploy new digital handheld units that will make their jobs easier and enforcement more efficient.


May 14, 2017

Bill Lerner – Discusses His Firm’s ‘Customer First’ Parking Experience >>
In an intensely competitive commercial environment, a company’s success and resilience are intrinsically tied to its ability to deliver great customer service to an increasingly-informed consumer population with rising standards.


May 12, 2017

Oakland Airport Offers Free Parking For Travelers To Europe >>
Oakland International Airport has added a slew of new international flights, and it is enticing travelers to use them with an offer for free parking.

Planners To Tackle Parking And Laguna Canyon Zoning >>
The Laguna Beach Planning Commission on Wednesday will revisit downtown parking and Laguna Canyon zoning.

Move To Medical Campus Will Mean Bigger Parking Fees For Children's Hospital Workers >>
When 1,400 workers at Women & Children's Hospital move to the hospital's new location on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus later this year, they could face a big bump in their monthly parking ramp fees.


May 11, 2017

Is A Parking Shortage Pinching Downtown Growth? >>
Many major buildings in the heart of Downtown near Capital Square that don’t have plentiful, attached parking continue to languish despite positive signs elsewhere of a revitalized Downtown core.

Untold Stories in the Parking Industry >>
With all the talk of alternative transportation, it’s easy to forget that a majority of people in the U.S. rely on cars every day.


May 10, 2017

Genetec AutoVu Free Flow Off-Street Parking Enforcement Solution >>
Catching parked vehicles in violation is a challenge for many parking organizations.

Garages That Get City Money Must Have Charging Stations >>
Should city-funded garages be required to have electric car charging stations?

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport Chooses Park Assist’s M4 Smart-Sensor Parking Guidance System >>
Park Assist has been awarded the Parking Guidance System (PGS) contract for Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP), located near Greer, South Carolina.

Salisbury University And Standard Solar To Build On-Campus Carports >>
Standard Solar is partnering with Salisbury University (SU) in Maryland to construct, operate, own and maintain a 543.9 kW solar project featuring three solar canopies and five electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.

New Rule Could Require Charging Stations In City Parking Garages >>
Future parking garages built with financial assistance from the city of Cincinnati would have to have at least 1 percent of their spaces available for electric vehicles to recharge under an ordinance introduced by Councilman Chris Seelbach that could get a City Council vote on Wednesday.

U of A Moving to High-Tech System for Campus Parking and Enforcement >>
The University of Arkansas is adopting a state-of-the-art, real-time “smart” system to make parking operations on campus smoother and more efficient.

Report: Autonomous EVs Will Transform U.S. Cities by 2030 >>
Driving will be completely different in 13 years thanks to economics, and cities will be transformed in the process, as parking garages and disruptive street-widening projects become a 20th-century anachronism.

Brookline Rolls Out Parking Meter Mobile App: Pay Meters From Your Phone >>
After more than a year of investigating and discussion, Brookline has joined Boston and Newton in allowing people to pay for a parking meter using their smart phone.

Parking Meters Giving Change To Homeless >>
You may see some new parking meters on the streets in downtown. But they're not for cars--they're part of the city's campaign to fight homelessness.

EV Infrastructure Best Practices Explained For Confused Fleet Managers >>
Ensto, one of the many charging infrastructure manufacturers in Europe, came up with an idea on how to explain infrastructure best practices for some apparently pretty confused fleet managers in the UK.


May 9, 2017

Orange Approves Valet Parking Pilot Program For Old Towne >>
A valet service will soon start in Old Towne Orange’s plaza, opening up a new option for drivers scouring the area for parking spaces.

Grand Rapids City Commission Takes Step To Change Parking Enforcement >>
The city of Grand Rapids is one step closer to changing its methods of parking enforcement.

Towne Park Reimagines Off-Airport Parking, Brings Five-Star Hospitality Experience to Denver International Airport >>
Towne Park announced today that it has partnered with ParkDIA at Denver International Airport to reimagine off-airport parking and build a better customer experience for travelers at the nation's sixth-busiest airport.

Williams Students Turn Parking Spaces Into 'Parks' To Call Attention To Climate Change >>
In an effort to discourage residents from driving into Spring Street when they could instead walk or bike, Williams College students took over a few downtown parking spaces and converted them into parks.

Global Robotic Parking Systems Market 2017-2021: Smart Parking Gaining Traction & Rising Vendor Initiatives - Research and Markets >>
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Robotic Parking Systems Market 2017-2021" report to their offering.

Bolden Named Director Of Parking And Transportation >>
Gwendolyn Bolden has been appointed director of Parking & Transportation at Washington University in St. Louis, announced Dedric Carter, vice chancellor for operations and technology management.


May 8, 2017

Silicon Valley Think Tank Assisting Smart City Initiative >>
Singularity University, a Silicon Valley think tank and business incubator, announced Monday it is sponsoring a Smart City Accelerator in Columbus.

Parking In The Airport Garage? It May Cost More Soon. >>
Sacramento International Airport officials will ask the county Tuesday for permission to raise parking rates in the main airport garage by $1 a day, making the new daily rate $18.

Electric Vehicles May Never Reach Their Full Potential Without a Clear Focus on Infrastructure >>
It’s not enough to focus on electric car sales. We need to focus on making them into smart city and smart grid assets.

Boulder Plans To Double EV Charging Ports By Summer >>
Boulder Colo. is forging ahead with its plans to run on 100% renewable energy by 2030 while reducing emissions.

Society Hill Ready To Support Smart Green Initiatives >>
Society Hill favors green roofs and supports increasing the use of electric vehicles in Philadelphia.

Parking Fee Planned For Marketplace >>
Beginning on July 21, it will no longer be free to park for two hours in the Marketplace parking lot.

Parking Changes Coming to East Village >>
After years of parking headaches, the City of Des Moines is making a major play to solve parking issues in the East Village.

Finding the Perfect Parking Space: Getting Creative with Like-Kind Exchanges >>
Like-kind exchanges permit one party to swap property for similar property without immediately incurring federal tax.


May 6, 2017

Parking Robots Market to grow at a CAGR of 18.46% during the Forecast Period >>
Global Parking Robots Market Research Report 2017 to 2021 provides a unique tool for evaluating the market, highlighting opportunities, and supporting strategic and tactical decision-making.

Retail US: Shrink Space, Not Returns >>
Despite a seemingly endless supply of bad news about mass store closures and troubled loans, investors see plenty of potential in retail property.


May 5, 2017

New High Tech Parking Meters For Downtown Ocala >>
The City of Ocala has installed new state-of-the-art parking meters in the downtown area in hopes of bettering the parking experience.

Iowa DOT Extends Partnership With INRIX For Road Safety Services >>
The Iowa Department of Transportation has partnered with INRIX to use additional traffic services for real-time traffic and road safety management.

Intel Positions Itself As The Heart Of Autonomous Vehicles >>
With autonomous cars looming large on the horizon, the chip maker is once again striking out on a new venture.

Portland International Jetport Award Cincinnati Time Of Maine And Amano Mcgann Upgrade Contract >>
Cincinnati Time of Maine in collaboration with Amano McGann have been contracted to upgrade the Parking Access and Revenue Control System (PARCS) at Portland International Jetport.

Berlin Schonefeld Airport Chooses Park Assist’s M4 Smart-Sensor Parking Guidance System >>
Berlin Schonefeld Airport in Berlin, Germany will become the first airport in Europe to install Park Assist®’s patented M4 camera based parking guidance system (PGS).


May 4, 2017

DFW Airport Faces $10 Million Shortfall As Uber, Lyft Hurt Parking Revenue >>
Fewer travelers than expected are parking at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport this year, leaving a hole in the airport’s budget.

"They Paved Paradise, Put Up A Parking Lot" -- Part II >>
Today’s municipal parking lot, next to Andover Village Square, was once the location of the stately Shaw Estate.

$11M Could Come To Nevada Through Rideshare Licenses Fees, North Las Vegas Senator Says >>
A bill that would require Uber and Lyft drivers to show proof that they have state business licenses could bring millions of dollars a year in revenue to the state, a lawmaker said Thursday.

The Best U.S. Cities For Self-Driving Cars May Surprise You >>
Whether or not you’re ready to go hands-free when it comes to driving, now might be the time to prepare yourself.

Bill Lerner - On Providing a 'Customer First' Parking Experience >>
As President and CEO of New York's largest privately-owned parking garage enterprise-iPark, Bill Lerner maintains the maxim of 'going the extra mile' for clients whether through attentive front-line staff or with the implementation of technological trends designed to improve and facilitate transactions.

Self-Driving Cars, Transit and Bikes Could Leave Parking Lots Empty >>
The growing popularity of these alternatives combined could lead to a revolution in urban planning.


May 3, 2017

Towne Park Announces Strategic Acquisition of Park Plus Parking >>
Towne Park announced today that it has acquired Park Plus Parking, a leading provider of parking solutions for hotels and airports in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

New Report Shares Details About The Global Smart Parking System >>
This Smart Parking System market study provides comprehensive data which enhances the understanding, scope and application of this report.

City Looks To Renew Deck Lease >>
The downtown parking deck in Rutland is up for a possible lease extension by the city.

InterFace Panel: Parking Spaces Present New Opportunities for Developers >>
As e-commerce continues its siege of brick-and-mortar retail, shopping center developers in Houston are re-evaluating and repurposing the space currently allotted for parking.

Hubspot Features Parking BOXX During Quarterly Earnings Conference Call >>
Customer Success Story Aligns with Hubspot’s Long Term Direction

Automotive Parking Radar Market Analysis Covering Size, Growth Factors, Demand, Trends and Forecast 2022 >>
Automotive Parking Radar Market report covers detailed competitive outlook including the market share and company profiles of the key participants operating in the global market.

Think Parking Rates Are Ridiculous In Harrisburg Now? Rate Increase On The Table >>
Drivers have complained about the parking rates in Harrisburg ever since the higher rates went into effect three years ago.

Access Denied: The High Cost Of Parking While Homeless >>
And for those who live in their cars, the punitive nature of parking enforcement can trap them in a cycle of poverty and escalating criminality.

Airbnb-Style Electric Car Site Lets You Charge Up Your Vehicle On Someone Else's Driveway >>
Running out of juice on long journeys is one the downsides to owning an electric car, but a new website could make this a thing of the past.

Newcastle: A 'Living Lab' To Test Driverless Cars, Parking Sensors And Lockout Laws >>
Twenty years after BHP left town, one of the largest cities in New South Wales has reinvented itself as a smart city and a home for innovation

Self-Driving Cars Already On Va. Roads, Even If You Don’t Realize It >>
Self-driving and connected cars are out on the road with regular commuters in Northern Virginia.

INRIX Selected by Iowa DOT to Provide Real-Time Traffic and Road Safety Services >>
INRIX, Inc., the world leader in connected car services and transportation analytics, today announced that the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) is now utilizing INRIX traffic services to monitor, measure and manage the state's road network.

Driverless Cars, Bikes, And The Future Of Urban Transportation At Smart Cities NYC >>
This May 3 to May 6, the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s Duggal Greenhouse is hosting the inaugural Smart Cities NYC conference and expo.


May 2, 2017

Akron City Parking Decks Now Accept Credit Cards >>
Many Akronites will be happy to hear the formerly cash-only city parking decks now accept credit cards.

Finding A Balance: Merchants, Parking Authority Say Meeting Over Enforcement, Signage Concerns Was Productive >>
Parking issues generate great passion in Lancaster and in towns and cities all over.

A Park And Ride Scheme Has Been Launched At Wales' Biggest Hospital >>
The scheme at the University Hospital of Wales, in Cardiff, was set up following controversy surrounding parking at the site

Parking Lot Improvements Planned For Downtown Sycamore >>
More parking will be available on nights and weekends in downtown Sycamore with the approval of improvements to the Auto Meter Products parking lot.

Virginia Beach Proposes Building Massive Parking Garage Across The Street From The Arena >>
A massive parking garage has been proposed for close to the Oceanfront, but some City Council members are concerned about how it will be paid for and said the money would be better spent on stormwater repairs.

Initially, Extended Hours Meter Parking Meets Expectations >>
Parking has been a challenge in South Side for more than half a century.

Mobile Smartcity Powered By Pango Partners With The Bridgeville Borough Parking Authority, To Provide Mobile Payment Solution >>
Mobile SmartCity Corporation, is proud to announce that it has entered an Agreement with the Bridgeville Borough Parking Authority to provide its Mobile Payment Solution powered by Pango.


May 1, 2017

Cities Need to Wake Up and Start Planning for Self-Driving Vehicles, Policy Group Says >>
With many companies firming up deployment plans within the next two or three years, cities are still figuring out how to brace for the first wave of autonomous vehicles.

The Changing Face Of The Parking Industry >>
Legislators and commuters have long looked for a solution to congestion in major cities during peak travel times, which can bring a city to a standstill.

End Of An Era: National Park Service Installs Parking Meters Along National Mall >>
Starting today, May 1, contractors for the National Park Service are slated to begin installing parking meters on streets and parking areas along the 1,000 acres of greenspace that is the National Mall.

Global Handheld Parking Charge Machine Market 2017 >>
The Global Handheld Parking Charge Machine Market 2017 Industry Research Report is a in-depth study and professional analysis on the current state of the Handheld Parking Charge Machine market.

A Jolt To Electric Car Drivers? >>
Kansas City Power & Light could soon deliver sticker shock – along with the kilowatts – as it seeks to wring more cash from its network of charging stations for electric vehicles.

The Future Beacons: Jibestream’s Helping Mapping Tech Find Its Way Into Airports >>
While digital indoor mapping has been all the rage in tech media over the past few years, actual deployment is happening more slowly than originally predicted.

Volta Charging Stations Now At The Arboretum >>
Two free charging stations for electric cars, powered by Volta, are now installed on Main Street near MAGO Grill and Cantina and Calibre Coffee at The Arboretum of South Barrington.

How to Increase Airport Parking Revenue with a Website Tweak >>
Modern airports continue to evolve from mere airline operation terminals to vibrant centers of commerce, seeking to provide an answer to the traveler’s every need and desire.


April 30, 2017

Oak View Group Would Seek Public Funding From Port Of Seattle For Keyarena Garage >>
The Oak View Group’s plan to build an 850-stall parking garage adjacent to KeyArena was largely viewed as a beneficial component of its $564 million all-private renovation proposal.

Pompano Beach's New Iconic Parking Garage Often Empty, But City Cites Progress >>
Since investing about $40 million into the city’s beachside revitalization — and about $36 million more to come for building a new pier and paying off the interest costs of the $20 million garage — new, private investment is right around the corner, they say.

5 Car Trends to Look For >>
Likely anyone paying attention to the world of technology or the world of cars knows that big advancements are coming to both fields as they are so ingrained with each other.


April 29, 2017

Demolition Begins On Long-Vacant Blackburn Building To Make Way For Parking Lot >>
Demolition of the Blackburn Building began last week on Polk Street amidst a number of downtown revitalization projects.


April 28, 2017

Hy-Vee And Watershed Granted Sustainable City Award In Cottage Grove >>
A swath of six-foot stormwater pipes take up an area about the size of a football field beneath the Hy-Vee parking lot.

State Says Downtown Baton Rouge Parking Garage Rate Hike To Help Replenish Maintenance Fund >>
In a move Louisiana officials say is long overdue, the state is increasing the monthly lease rate on roughly 300 spaces available to the public at a pair of downtown Baton Rouge parking garages.

Smart Cities Are Going to Be a Security Nightmare >>
Advancements in artificial intelligence and Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices have made it possible for cities to increase efficiencies across multiple services like public safety, transportation, water management and even healthcare.


April 27, 2017

Council: Strict Enforcement Needed For Parking Changes >>
Downtown residents could park overnight in city lots, parking burden to be reduced for developers.

Circling — And Circling — Around The Parking-Strapped Central Eastside Industrial District >>
Harsch's proposed building brings rare parking to the evolving district, but the parking issue remains a big one for most everyone there.

Google’s Autonomous Cars to Get Their First Real Riders >>
After almost a decade of research, Google’s autonomous car project is close to becoming a real service.

Meet The 400-Pound Robots That Will Soon Patrol Parking Lots, Offices, And Malls >>
Instead of seeing human security guards, we're entering an era where robots patrol for crime.

Pleasanton Approves Parking Plan >>
The Pleasanton City Council approved the Downtown Pleasanton Parking Strategy and Implementation Plan last week.

Autonomous Drive Optimism Meets Caution At Connected Car California >>
Panellists at Connected Car California were optimistic about the future of autonomous driving, but agreed there’s plenty to do before we reach SAE Level 5 utopia.

Propark America Launches New West Coast Website >>
Propark America announced today the launch of its new regional website, proparkamericawest.com, which is specifically focused on the company’s expanding West Coast operations.


April 26, 2017

Parking Gets Tougher With New NFL Draft Restrictions In Place >>
The NFL Draft is one day away and there are now fewer spots to park near the Art Museum.

Solar Panels On Roof Of San Francisco Parking Garage Go Online >>
Northern Arizona University’s San Francisco Parking Garage got one more level on Tuesday—rows of solar panels along the top floor to harvest the 266 days of sunshine Flagstaff gets.

ACLU Opposes Use Of License Plate Scanners For Parking Enforcement In GR >>
The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan does not support the city of Grand Rapids' consideration of license plate scanning technology for parking enforcement.

Parking Garages Are Getting A Second Life As Places For People >>
The rise of driverless vehicles and decline in car ownership means reimagining these ubiquitous structures.

PayByPhone To Introduce Apple Pay To UK This Summer >>
PayByPhone, the app that lets you pay for parking using your smartphone launches Apple Pay, solidifying its place as the global leader in secure mobile parking payments.

Tips on Using Customer Data in Airport Parking >>
Airport parking operations are swimming in valuable data but may not know how to use it.

Nebraska Towns Charge Ahead To Support Electric Vehicles >>
Only a few hundred cars in Nebraska are fully electric, but the number is on the rise—along with the number of places those cars can charge up.

Nashville Considers Cheaper Downtown Parking for Musicians >>
A Nashville music executive and metro councilman is proposing cheaper parking rates for musicians who play their music in Lower Broadway honky-tonk bars and elsewhere downtown.


April 25, 2017

Dropcar Uses Technology To Undercut New York Parking Industry, Offers $15/Hour Valet Service >>
Launched nearly two years ago in July 2015, DropCar consists of two services, each designated by a fictional driving character.

Lancaster City Takes A Step Forward With New Pay By Plate Technology Through Strategic Partnership >>
The historic City of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, one of the oldest towns in the United States, has recently upgraded its pay stations to feature new pay-by-plate technology in partnership with parking industry leader Cale.

Passport Completes ParkX Acquisition, Will Continue to Serve Austin Community >>
Passport completes ParkX mobile pay parking app update in Austin

City Councilors Have Questions About Proposed Parking Ramp >>
City Councilors Theresa Stehly and Pat Starr are concerned they and taxpayers aren't getting the whole story on a proposed mixed-use parking ramp in downtown Sioux Falls, but the city says that isn't true.


April 24, 2017

NOLA Parking Meters Doubled In Revenue From Last Year >>
Since extending parking meter times and increasing meter rates in the French Quarter in January 2016, the city has nearly doubled its parking meter revenue.

Sentry Control Systems Expands into San Francisco Bay Area >>
Sentry Control Systems, America’s leading provider of parking solutions and technology, announced today that the company is now maintaining a new office in the San Francisco suburb of Burlingame, California.


April 23, 2017

Savannah May Double Parking Meter Rates In Historic District >>
Parking in Savannah's downtown historic district could get a lot more expensive next year.

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