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February 15, 2018

Airport OK'd To Buy Parking System >>
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.

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

City of Auburn Changes Downtown Valet Services >>
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.

Bosch Recognized by Frost & Sullivan for Innovating Driverless Technology in Automated Valet Parking (AVP) >>
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 >>
E-Z Pass car drivers now have another mobile payment option that offers immediacy and convenience.

Mid-Town Parking Garage Axed After Public Works Campus Bids Exceed Budget >>
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.

DIA Does Not Track Uber and Lyft Rides, Opening Risk of Losing Revenue, Denver Auditor Warns >>
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.

Milwaukee County Board Buries Plan to Collect Parking Fees This Year at Parks and Parkways >>
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.

Google Automotive Trends Report 2018 Reveals Driver's In-Car Desires >>
Google conducted an Automotive Trends Report 2018 to compare in-vehicle trends, based on searches from Sept 2015- August 2017 as well as YouTube data, in three different countries -- US, Germany and Japan -- to help provide insight into what it is consumers are looking for in terms of their cars.

Foley’s 2017 Connected Cars & Autonomous Vehicles Survey - Part 2 >>
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 >>
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.

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

BNBuilders Awarded Class A, R&D Building and Parking Structure Developed by Drawbridge Realty >>
BNBuilders is pleased to announce it has been selected to construct Drawbridge Realty's new Class A office building with surface parking and a parking structure on an adjacent site in the Rancho Bernardo area of San Diego.

Amherst Chamber Takes On Longer Parking Enforcement Hours; Diners, Shoppers Upset Over Evening Tickets >>
Some downtown visitors are upset they can't park for free after 6 p.m. anymore -- and the chairwoman of a group devoted to parking issues isn't surprised.

February 14, 2018


New High-Tech Parking Meters Being Tested Uptown >>
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? >>
Carmakers are lining up to devour a buffet of data cooked up by consumers using their sensor-laden vehicles.

CES Reflections: The Future of Autonomous Cars >>
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.

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

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

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

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

Leeds Bradford Selects Vehicle DRS for its new Viking Airport Parking Service >>
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.

Hertz Car Renters Can Now Find Parking Using SpotHero >>
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.


February 13, 2018

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

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

Council Approves 25-Year Agreement for Riverfront Parking Garage >>
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.

How Re-Allocating a Pittsburgh Parking Tax Can Combat the City's Affordable-Housing Shortage >>
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.

The Parking Problem: A Sustainable Future >>
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 Fee Changes Boost Santa Fe Revenue >>
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.


February 12, 2018

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

CIM Group Acquires 844-Stall Parking Garage in Downtown Seattle >>
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.

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

App To Make Parking Payments Easier >>
Dunedin residents can now pay for parking remotely using their smart phones.

Amano McGann and Traffic & Safety Invigorate Partnership >>
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.

The F&BUS Is Glenn Morehead's Answer To The Service Industry's Parking Woes >>
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.

Hyundai Mobis Develops Cutting-Edge Braking and Parking Technologies >>
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.

Google’s Report Shows Different Auto Trends In Three Regions >>
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.

Metro Detroit Cities Prepare For Autonomous Vehicles With Smart Infrastructure >>
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.

Smart Cities: Building A Solar-Powered Smart District In Denver >>
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.

How Pavemint Is Making People Fall In Love With Parking >>
For Valentine's Day, This App is Helping to Show the Romantic Side of Parking in a New Music Video, and Paying Angelenos' Tickets Along the Way


February 11, 2018

Ridgewood Loses $23,000 On Valet Parking Test Run >>
The test run for a municipal valet parking service to ease parking problems in the village's downtown wound up costing taxpayers nearly $23,000, and took in just $1,335.

Private Parking Fee To Remain Unregulated >>
New regulation standardises private parking business, but fee remains unchecked


February 9, 2018

Los Angeles Follows Pasadena’s Lead with Orange Donation Meter Collections for the Homeless >>
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 >>
With more construction in the Uptown Greenville area, the parking issues have increased.

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


February 8, 2018

T2 Systems Kicks Off North America ReConnect Tour >>
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.

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

Second Year of Smart Cities Collaborative to Explore Mobility Projects >>
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.

St. Louis Regional Airport To Issue Bonds To Help Pay For Parking Addition >>
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.

Charlottesville Seeking Other Ways to Pay for Improving Downtown Parking >>
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 >>
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.

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


February 7, 2018

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

URA Considers Plan To Divert $6.8 Million In Parking Tax Revenues To Fund Affordable Housing >>
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.

Parking Provider Near Orlando Airport Accused Of Illegal Wetlands Destruction >>
As Park, Bark and Fly was being fined $200,000 last year by the state for wetlands violations, the parking provider near Orlando’s airport was destroying more wetlands illegally, according to Orange County investigators.

Feed A Meter, Help The Homeless: Bright Orange Meters Aim To Bring ‘Real Change’ To DTLA >>
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.

TTU Season Ticket Sales Soar, Enforcing Change in Parking System >>
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.

Hyundai Mobis to Begin Production of iMEB (integrated MOBIS Electronic Brake) and RSPA (Remote Smart Parking Assist) >>
Hyundai Mobis will begin mass-producing iMEB (integrated MOBIS Electronic Brake) and RSPA (Remote Smart Parking Assist) systems respectively at its Cheonan plant and Jincheon plant in Korea.

Elon Musk Says Tesla Will Launch Its Cross-Country Road Trip In A Self-Driving Car In 3 To 6 Months >>
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.


February 6, 2018

Fight Over St. Louis' Parking Revenue Escalates As Aldermen Subpoena City Treasurer >>
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 >>
A pay-to-park proposal at Milwaukee County parks isn't sitting well with taxpayers.

Outdated Parking Policy Jacks Up Housing Costs >>
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 >>
Have you ever found yourself struggling to parallel park in Hartford and thought, 'the spots are so tight?'

Analysis Confirms Commercial Rest Areas Limit Truck Parking Capacity >>
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.


February 5, 2018

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

City Rideshare Fee To Pay For $179 Million In CTA Upgrades >>
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.

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

Battle Over Self-Driving Cars Goes To Court In Case Between Google's Waymo And Uber >>
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.

Robotic Parking Systems Market Is Expected to Be the Fastest Growing Segment in 2022 >>
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 >>
Motorists now have another option to pay for parking in some parts of Charleston, WV.

We Rode In Uber’s Self-Driving Car, And Now We’re Less Confident In The Future Of Autonomous Vehicles >>
Our first self-driving car experience was going great. And then we hit a pothole.

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

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

License Plate Scanners Coming To Downtown San Marcos To Help Parking Enforcement >>
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.

Salinas Valley Public Agencies, Monterey Airport Tout Clean Energy Savings >>
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 >>
The New Albany City Council made some amendments to parking violations Monday night.

California On Path To Meet Goal Of 1.5 Million Electric Cars, But Charging Stations Lag Behind >>
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.

SMPD To Use License Plate Recognition For Parking Enforcement >>
The city of San Marcos will begin using license plate recognition technology to help manage downtown parking.

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


February 4, 2018

‘Smart Cities’ on the Horizon >>
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.

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

February 3, 2018


SF Proposes Turning Moscone Garage Into Affordable Housing, Hotel Tower >>
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.

Metro Parking Fee Changes Go Into Effect Monday >>
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.

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

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


February 2, 2018

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

ParkHub and SP+ Enter into Master Services Agreement for Parking Management Technology Leading into 2018 Super Bowl >>
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.

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

County Expands Parking At Airport >>
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.

Big Brother In The Driveway: How Much Of Your Info Is Your Car Giving Away? >>
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.

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

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

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


February 1, 2018

Fargo Mayor Pulling Out The Stops To Get Airport Parking Ramp >>
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.

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

15 Mobility Companies Sign Joint Pledge To Promote Livable Cities >>
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.

Dish Network Enters Parking Space With Buy Of Denver Startup ParkiFi >>
The satellite TV company acquires a startup that helps people find parking spots.

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

2,304 Disengagement DMV Reports Mean California Self-Driving Cars Are Not Safe >>
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.

MDOT Issues Permit For Self-Parking Technology >>
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 >>
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.

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

Eastburg Raises Parking Fines; Plans To Upgrade Lighting >>
Parking with an expired meter in East Stroudsburg will cost you a little more this year.

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

Are Some Parking Lots Overcharging In Buffalo? >>
New York State Asemblymember Sean Ryan said the state is now looking at consumer protection issues connected to accusations of private parking lots overcharging in Buffalo's Theater District.

PayByPhone Launches at Northampton General Hospital >>
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.

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

February Brings New Parking Rates To Downtown Boise >>
New parking rules go into effect Thursday in downtown Boise.

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

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


January 31, 2018

San Marcos Looks To Enforce Disabled Parking Violations With New App >>
The city of San Marcos on Tuesday was briefed on Parking Mobility, a smartphone app that engages citizens in the process of enforcing when people park illegally in handicapped-accessible parking spaces.

PENETRON Helps Boost Nashville Library Parking Capacity >>
The city-owned downtown parking garage attached to Nashville's main public library completed a $10 million expansion in February 2018 that added 350 spaces.

St. John’s Loses $1.3M Annually From Busted Parking Meters >>
Ongoing vandalism of parking meters cost the City of St. John’s more than $1.3 million in 2017.

County Parks Parking Meter Concept Up For Discussion At Public Meeting >>
The 2018 County Budget includes language that could lead Milwaukee County Parks to charge a fee to park – via the installation of parking meters – in Milwaukee's green necklace of parks, including along Lincoln Memorial Drive.

Self-Driving Cars Could Kill Parking Garages. Here’s How Developers Are Responding >>
As the rise of self-driving cars threatens to make many parking garages obsolete, developers are thinking about ways to repurpose them.

Parking BOXX Awards Inaugural Parking Solutions Scholarship for Technological Innovation in Parking Solutions >>
Parking BOXX, the North American-based parking systems manufacturer and software developer, announced today the recipient of the first Parking Solutions Scholarship for Technical Innovation in Parking Solutions.

Shea's President Expresses Alarm At Lack Of Parking, High Prices >>
The president of Shea's Performing Arts Center is concerned about the limited availability of downtown parking for patrons, and particularly whether the recent reports of price-gouging by private lots will affect theatergoers.

LG Elec, Honeywell Team Up For Connected Car Security Solutions >>
South Korea’s LG Electronics Inc. has partnered with U.S. industrial conglomerate Honeywell International Inc. to develop security solutions for next-generation connected vehicles.

PayByPhone Reaches Record Growth In 2017More Drivers Are Using The Mobile Parking App Around The World >>
PayByPhone, the world’s largest mobile parking payment provider, has reached another achievement, processing over $345.6M USD in annual transactions throughout 2017.

MGM Raises Parking Fees For Visitors And Hotel Guests At Las Vegas Properties >>
MGM Resorts is again raising parking rates at its Las Vegas hotel-casinos.

Getting The Price Right On Parking >>
Finding a on-street parking spot downtown used be a sign of good luck. Now, however, some people see vacant spaces as a cause for concern.


January 30, 2018

5 Common Myths About Parking Management >>
There are a number of fundamental misconceptions about parking management that serve only to cap the value attributed to parking assets.

Most NYC Drivers Won’t Be Negatively Impacted By Congestion Pricing: Report >>
A new report says that only a small percentage of NYC drivers will make their way into congestion zone on a daily basis

INDECT USA Completes America’s Largest Installation of Wireless NEDAP Sensors at Assembly Row in Somerville Massachusetts >>
INDECT USA, the parking industry’s leading provider of sensor-based parking guidance systems, has once again successfully collaborated with IPsens to provide a fully-integrated wireless parking solution at Assembly Row in Somerville, Massachusetts.

ASU Parking Tickets Brought In Almost $1 Million In 2017 >>
ASU Parking and Transit Services gave out 59,199 citations on ASU campuses last year in 2017 — that's the equivalent of over half of ASU's student population getting ticketed.

Bill Lerner - Leading the Industry of Parking Options in Big Cities >>
Many people consider parking in densely populated areas and big cities a hassle and may contribute to customers, potential residents, and businesspeople considering other destinations solely based on the lack of parking options.

Truck Parking USA Announces Partnership With Commercial Truck Routing Software Company ProMiles >>
Truck Parking USA, the leading online and mobile platform for truck parking facilities, announces today a new partnership with commercial truck routing software company ProMiles.

New Supercar Showcases Future of Autonomous Vehicles >>
A newly designed “supercar” is pushing the limits of autonomous vehicles.

Toronto Police Service Chooses gtechna for Parking Enforcement >>
gtechna, a developer of smart parking software including ticket issuance, handheld, vehicle and fixed license plate recognition, virtual parking permits and integration with pay by plate systems, has been awarded the parking enforcement contract for the Toronto Police Service.

Uber, Cincinnati Join Forces. The Goal: Fixing Our Transit System >>
The City of Cincinnati has partnered with ridesharing service Uber to study and improve public transit, a host of local officials announced Tuesday.

Downtown Boise Parking Changes Start Thursday >>
Metered parking rates are going up in several areas of the city.

Smart Cities: Early Signs of Progress, but Still a Long Way to Go >>
Lately, we've heard a lot about "smart cities"—by which people usually mean the idea that by connecting things like street lights, traffic lights, parking spaces, police reports, and other civil services, a city can run much more smoothly.

Libelium Improves Accuracy of Smart Parking Sensors up to 99% and Adds Australia, Asia PAC and LATAM Coverage >>
Committed to the continuous quality improvement of its wireless sensor platform, Libelium releases a new enhanced Smart Parking Sensor Node, to detect available parking spots, now able to deliver 99% accuracy.

South River Receives Funding For Electric Vehicle Charging Station >>
The borough has received a $10,000 grant to assist with is electric vehicle charging station.

Sundance Parking: Drivers Set Own Script As Problems Persisted >>
Parking barricades were some of the key City Hall props during the Sundance Film Festival.

RD&E Confirms Talks To Solve Its Parking Problems Have Begun >>
The Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital has confirmed it has begun looking at ways to solve its transport and car parking problems for patient, visitors and staff - but a solution is still a long way off.

Cambridge Could Expand Electric Car Charging In City Neighborhoods >>
The City Council is considering expanding the number of electric car charging stations on residential streets.

Parking Eyed in Old Town >>
Glen Carbon officials moved to vacate a parcel of property to alleviate parking issues in Old Town.

Are Hospital Car Parking Charges FINALLY Coming To An End? A Crucial Vote Is Set To Take Place >>
Charities and motoring organisations back campaign before crucial vote in Commons on Thursday

Park and Joy – Sensors Now Report Free Parking Spaces In Hamburg >>
Hamburg gets new sensor network for digital parking management

The First Wave Of The Autonomous Vehicle Invasion? ‘Thousands’ Of Self-Driving Chrysler Pacificas >>
Google’s self-driving arm Waymo is greatly expanding its robo-minivan fleet

Newark City Council Supports Increased Downtown Parking Enforcement >>
Parking enforcement is one step closer to returning to Downtown Newark.


January 29, 2018

How Cities Still Work Around The Dominance Of Parking Space >>
Car parking is expected but often unnoticed, taking up surprisingly large proportions of city space.

No Plans To Add Parking At Miami MLS Stadium, Mayor Says >>
There are no plans to add parking around the potential stadium site for Miami's MLS expansion team, Miami-Dade mayor Carlos Gimenez said on Monday.

Parking At SOU? There’s An App For That >>
Parking at Southern Oregon University in Ashland just got a whole lot easier.

'Parking Will Always Play A Role In Any City That’s Growing' >>
Park Happy's Keith Moorman talks the business of vehicle storage

Uber, Lyft's Bite On Airport Parking Profits Could Bounce Back On South Carolina Travelers >>
Airport managers around South Carolina are keeping an eye on the increasing number of travelers who come and go via Uber and Lyft.

Council Sets Parking Rates, Includes Discount >>
At its Monday meeting, the St. Joseph City Council decided the monthly parking rate for the new parking garage being built Downtown and also added a surprise discount for those who purchase an annual pass.

California Aims To Have 5 Million Electric Cars On The Road And 250k Charging Stations By 2030 >>
Last week, California Gov. Jerry Brown announced a series of new executive orders to push the state to have 5 million electric cars on the road by 2030.

Middletown Zoning Requires Electric Charging Stations For Large Developments >>
The planning and zoning commission has adopted a rule change that requires developers to include electric vehicle charging stations in their parking plans.

MGM Resorts International Properties Raising Parking Rates >>
Parking rates are going up at some Las Vegas Strip properties starting Jan. 31.

Connected Cars in 2018 – Ready for the Fast Lane? >>
One of the most frequent predictions for significant growth in 2018 is the development of the connected car ecosystem.

Five IT Capabilities To Transport Smart Cities In 2018 >>
How can big data be optimised to effectively manage increasing urbanisation, congestion and complexity associated with smart cities?

More Drivers Are Losing Parking Ticket Appeals, Getting Booted In Easton >>
Easton parking enforcement officers have put the boot on 10 times the number of cars in each of the last two years than they did in 2015.


January 28, 2018

'Rogue' Parking Companies Face Government Crackdown >>
"Rogue" parking companies will be banned from accessing driver data and issuing charges as part of plans to stop "unscrupulous operators."


January 27, 2018

UMass Boston, Citing New Garage, To Boost Parking Fees >>
UMass Boston students and staff can expect to pay more to park on campus, as some rates will increase by at least 50 percent at the end of the current semester, the university announced Friday.

Meet Kate Garman, Seattle’s Smart Cities Coordinator, Tasked With Making The City More Efficient >>
Kate Garman doesn’t believe all data is created equal


January 26, 2018

Parking Fees? Oh, Puh-Leeze: Boston Councilor Pitching Fee For Parking Permits >>
The already maddening parking situation in the city could get even more costly if one councilor’s plan to charge for residential permits is adopted — with a $100 annual fee floated.

Metro To Implement Host Of New Parking Fees Throughout Fairfax County >>
Metro riders (and some non-riders) residing in Fairfax County will soon have to pay for parking on Saturdays starting on Feb. 10 after the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) launches a six-month pilot program aimed at finding new sources of revenue without increasing rates for weekday commuters.


January 25, 2018

Nissan Made Some Self-Parking Slippers To Show Off Its Clever Car Tech >>
Japan’s famed hospitality has just stepped up a gear with the arrival of self-parking slippers, floor cushions, and even tables.

Now the Real Work Begins on a Manhattan Congestion Plan >>
Technically, none of the ideas that have emerged in recent days are part of a New York State task force’s ambitious plan to combat congestion in Manhattan. But that has not stopped anyone.

Metro Approves Plan to Replace Deanwood Metro Parking Lot with Mixed-Use Development >>
Between explorations into offloading properties for commercial development and an agreement to redevelop the parking lot at College Park Metro station, WMATA is starting off the year with several repositionings.

BART Board Considers Variable Parking Rates, License Plate Readers >>
BART's Board of Directors mulled options for managing the parking facilities available at stations throughout the system during its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday morning in Oakland.

Vinik: Water Street Tampa Planning for 'Flexible' Parking Garages that Can Be Converted to Other Uses >>
The parking structures in Water Street Tampa will be able to evolve with Tampa Bay's transit system and autonomous vehicle technology.

More American Drivers Are Getting Comfortable With Self-Driving Cars, AAA Says >>
American drivers have started to warm up to the idea of autonomous cars, according to a recent AAA study.

New Electric Cars In 2018 Spark Need For More Charging Stations >>
With automakers hoping to put tens of thousands of new electric vehicles on American roads this year, the nation's nascent charging system needs to grow up fast.

With the Power of IoT, Get My Parking Wants to Disrupt the Parking Industry, Make Driving Easier >>
With end-to-end parking digitisation, cloud-based Get My Parking provides advanced analytics solutions for smart cities to reinvent parking infrastructure.

PayByPhone Reaches Unparalelled Milestone In Miami By Reaching More Than 500,000 Transactions In A Single Month >>
Miami Parking Authority (MPA), the municipal parking-management organization for the city of Miami, announced today that its parking-payment technology, PayByPhone (PBP), surpassed the milestone of more than 500,000 transactions in a single month on December 30, 2017.

Mt. Lebanon Studying Changes In Overnight Street Parking >>
Overnight street parking may soon be curbed in Mt. Lebanon, where commissioners on Monday discussed the issue at length.

Cities Partner With Apps To Create Their Own Ridesharing Services >>
Using the Via technology, riders in Arlington are able to get a seat in one of 10 six-passenger vans roving city streets for a $3 fare.

Advocacy Group: States Must Enact Better Traffic Laws To Prevent Fatalities >>
With U.S. traffic fatalities on the rise, now ranking as the nation's second leading cause of death overall, advocates are increasingly calling on local and state governments to take action to improve roadway safety.

Apple Expands Its Fleet Of Self-Driving Cars In California >>
The tech giant now has 27 vehicles driving autonomously in the Golden State

IPS Group Introduces Next-Generation Data Management System >>
Smart Parking leader, IPS Group, recently launched its Next-Generation Data Management System (DMS), a redesigned, feature-rich back office system that helps customers better manage and interpret their Smart Parking data.

The Parking Problem >>
With the news of improvements to campus parking opportunities, and what’s being discussed and done about it, many are optimistic about their chances of finally finding a parking spot.

Total Transit Launches totalride to Connect Passengers with More Drivers and Offer More Options at Lower Rates >>
Cash payment and pre-scheduling options available, with multiple trip booking options, and fares up to 50 percent less than traditional taxis

Students Partner with Local Agency to Study Sustainable Transportation >>
How “green” are the transportation options in and around Keene, New Hampshire, and how likely to succeed are new green options?

China Focus: Smartphone Apps Help Ease Parking Headache In Beijing >>
According to China Communications and Transportation Association, there were 4 million parking spaces in Beijing as of April 2017, far fewer than the number of vehicles in the city, which is approaching 6 million.

Autonomous Parking Market Headed for Growth and Global Expansion by 2027 >>
The difficulties faced in parallel parking is eliminated with autonomous parking, which acts as a major driver in the autonomous parking market.

Panasonic Is Building A Model Smart City Near Denver >>
The 400-acre development outside of Denver emphasizes mobility and sustainability, paving the way for future smart city initiatives


January 24, 2018

Dover City Council Rejects Extending Parking Fees >>
The City Council rejected a proposed ordinance that would extend Dover downtown parking enforcement by an hour.

The Road To The Autonomous Age Will Be Paved By Smart Cities >>
The age of the autonomous vehicle will usher in sweeping changes to transportation, energy consumption, passenger safety and business efficiency.

Paid Parking at Chicago-Rockford International Airport Begins Wednesday >>
If you fly out of the Chicago-Rockford International Airport you'll now need to pay for parking there.

City Wants Downtown Parking Security >>
Following some high-profile vehicle break-ins, the Milwaukee Common Council is going to enact baseline security requirements for privately-owned public parking lots and garages Downtown.

The Rise of Autonomous Vehicles: Planning for Deployment Not Just Development >>
This year opens to a landscape of autonomous vehicle expectations that are both exciting and sobering.

Palm Springs City Council Approves Airport Ride-Sharing Services >>
People who fly in and out of the Palm Springs International Airport can now use ride-sharing services when being picked up.

Associated Time & Parking Controls Awards Park Assist with PGS Implementation Project at Austin–Bergstrom International Airport >>
Partnering with Associated Time & Parking Controls, a leading supplier of Workforce Management Systems, Parking and Revenue Control Equipment, and Access Control Systems, Park Assist will be introducing its advanced smart sensor PGS to help the Austin–Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) to provide a stress-free parking experience for travelers.

Council Comes To Consensus On Parking Fees >>
The new parking structure being built by Mosaic Life Care at Eighth and Felix streets could be open in about two weeks, but prices for parking there have not been officially set by the city of St. Joseph.

New Head Of Traffic And Parking In Quincy >>
The director of traffic and parking has retired and been replaced by a veteran of the current administration.

Chamber Of Commerce Urges Action On Worcester’s Pearl-Elm Parking Garage >>
The Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce has requested that an advanced level of oversight be given by the City Council, city administration and Off-Street Parking Board to renovations planned for the Pearl-Elm municipal parking garage.

LEGO's Gomes is Hartford's New Parking Chief >>
Armindo Gomes, a Hartford native and former executive at LEGO in Enfield, is the city's new parking czar.


January 23, 2018

FlashParking Welcomes Top Parking Executive Matt Cahill as Its New Chief Strategy Officer >>
FlashParking is pleased to announce that industry veteran Matt Cahill has joined the company as its new Chief Strategy Officer.

The Madison Square Garden Company and ParkWhiz Announce Partnership >>
ParkWhiz is Now the Official Parking Partner of Madison Square Garden

Wilkes-Barre Officials Plan To Examine City Parking >>
Officials want to bring in a professional consultant to find ways to improve parking in the city.

Rising Costs Won't Shrink California Avenue Garage >>
Despite escalating budget, City Council votes to stick with the plan for a six-level garage

The West End Piloting Smart Parking, Smart Irrigation, and Public Wi-Fi >>
The Dallas Innovation Alliance has launched its second phase of its Smart Cities Living Lab, piloting projects including smart irrigation systems, smart parking, and Public Wi-Fi in the West End, and a mobility initiative in South Dallas.

Capitol Hill’s Holy Names Hopes To Rise Above Neighborhood Parking Problems With Underground Garage >>
Capitol Hill’s Holy Names, reportedly Washington’s oldest continually operating school, has a modern problem: parking.

Smart City Projects To Watch In 2018 >>
Where in the world are the most exciting up-and-coming smart city projects?

PayByPhone Launches at Southern Oregon University >>
2018 has brought with it a new way to park on the Southern Oregon University (SOU) campus.

Time’s Not Up For Downtown Parking Meters >>
An effort by the Ocala City Council’s two newest members to do away with the city’s downtown parking meters failed during a workshop Tuesday.

Milwaukee County Residents Blast Parking Fees At Parks And Parkways >>
More than a dozen Milwaukee County residents spoke out Tuesday against proposed parking fees at most county parks, parkways and along Lincoln Memorial Drive.

St. Joseph Tweaks Beachside Parking Policies >>
St. Joseph will have off-season and hourly parking rates at three of its beachside lots this year, city commission members agreed Monday.

Full Autonomy Is Years Away, But Here’s What’s Next On Autonomy’s Wild Ride >>
We’ve come a long way since 2009 when Google launched its stunningly ambitious self-driving car initiative.

Keys To The Smart Cities Of Tomorrow: Technology Partnerships And The Internet Of Things >>
The 2018 Consumer Electronic Show (CES) that was held earlier this month was as much about collaborations and partnerships as it was about new technology.

Urbana Council Gives Initial OK To Lowering Parking-Rate Requirements >>
The city council gave its initial approval Monday to decreasing the parking-space requirement for multi-family residential buildings.

Downtown Dover Parking Plan Going Before Public Hearing >>
The city’s parking manager says increasing downtown parking enforcement by an hour will help to ensure prudent fiscal management of the city’s parking resources, namely the parking garage.


January 22, 2018

Dynamic Pricing, Frequent Parking Programs Coming To O’Hare Airport >>
The days of searching O’Hare Airport’s main parking garage and remote lots for an elusive space may finally be coming to an end — at least for those motorists willing to pay a premium price.

Big Drive By Irish Firm To Shake Up Parking In Europe >>
With technology and a new approach to making better use of unused spaces, Dublin start up Parkpnp is aiming to shake up the parking industry in Europe, writes Trish Dromey.

City Hires Firm To Help With Short North Parking Issues >>
Columbus has hired a consulting firm to deal with the public as it tries to figure out how to solve parking problems in the Short North, with solutions expected as soon as this fall.

Valley Voice: City Council Should Open Rideshare Pickups At Palm Springs Airport >>
Sunset magazine just named Palm Springs one of the “game-changing” cities to live in for 2018.

ADEXUS Partners with TIBA Parking Systems in South America >>
TIBA Parking Systems and ADEXUS, a leading company in IT services and solutions, join forces to deliver world-class parking access and revenue control systems (PARCS) to South America.

New Downtown Savannah Parking Rates Begin Monday >>
Beginning Jan. 22, the City of Savannah will being its new Parking Matters rates and will issue warnings on all vehicles that do not comply with the new extended parking hours.


January 20, 2018

Why Driverless Cars May Mean Jams Tomorrow >>
They will spare the world neither traffic congestion nor infrastructure expense


January 19, 2018

Finding A Parking Space Is As Easy As Talking With Spothero And Android Auto >>
Parking is as easy as talking now that SpotHero has debuted voice-activated, in-car parking reservations by way of Google Assistant in Android Auto.

Drivers May Pay $11.52 to Enter Manhattan's Congested Areas >>
Commuters driving into Manhattan’s most congested areas would have to pay an $11.52 daily fee under a proposal from a panel created by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Sound Off: How Important Is Parking And Access To Public Transportation? >>
Proximity to public transportation is and always has been a relevant factor to the price of real estate.

Kingdon Gould Jr., Former Ambassador And Astute Parking Lot Investor, Dies At 94 >>
Kingdon Gould Jr., who expanded a family fortune by astutely investing in Washington and Baltimore properties, and also served as an ambassador to The Netherlands and Luxembourg, died Tuesday of complications from pneumonia at his North Laurel home. He was 94.


January 18, 2018

Latest Apple Pay promotion offers 20% Off SpotHero Parking >>
We’ve seen a wave of Apple Pay promotions recently, and SpotHero is the latest app to participate.

Smart Parking Technology Market to Reach $35.3B by 2022 >>
Rapidly-evolving technology and increasing worldwide demand is expected to result in rapid growth of the smart parking technologies market, according to a report by BCC Research.

Should Seattle Declare War On Parking To Fight Climate Change? >>
Make no mistake: The rising cost and declining amount of on-street parking downtown are part of a much bigger plan to reduce Seattle's carbon footprint.

Downtown Scranton Rife With Inoperable Parking Meters >>
The operator of Scranton’s parking system put “no parking” bags on a slew of inoperable meters Wednesday, after The Times-Tribune pressed for an explanation of the large number of partially dismantled meter heads.

Disney-Area Hotel Files Plans For Convention Center, Parking Expansion >>
The expansion will include a new parking lot, service center and more convention space.

Burlington to Cut Back Some Hours of Parking Enforcement >>
Burlington officials have lopped off some hours of parking enforcement at city meters.

Parking Updates: Gate-Arm Technology Rolling Out, Town Halls Planned >>
New gate-arm technology installed at the Danforth University Center (DUC) garage at Washington University in St. Louis will be in operation

Bill Ford Says Smart Cities Aren’t ‘Just A Science Project’ >>
Ford Motor Company Chairman imagines a time when machines and humans share the road

Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Could Leave Parking Business >>
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport could be getting out of the parking business.

Uber Nearing Autonomous Cars Without Human Backup Driver >>
Uber plans to carry passengers in autonomous vehicles without human backup drivers in about the same time frame as competitors, which expect to be on the road at the latest sometime next year, the service’s autonomous vehicle chief said Wednesday.

Fort Smith Advances Parking-Rate Increase >>
City directors have passed the first reading of an ordinance to increase parking meter rates downtown in an effort to raise more money for meter and parking garage expenses and to replace current meters with smart meters.

How States Can Nurture Smart Cities >>
Many cities that want to take advantage of smart technology find they cannot afford to make the necessary investments to research, evaluate and purchase the technology.

Parking Management System Market – The Biggest Trends to Watch out for 2015 – 2021 >>
Globally, the number of vehicles is increasing rapidly intensifying the problem related to the scarcity of parking space.

Airport Parking Lot Project Approved >>
The Jamestown Regional Airport Authority unanimously approved a plan on Wednesday to expand and improve the airport parking lot by 76 spaces.

MidAmerica Airport Picks Company To Run Parking Lot; Price To Park Not Yet Determined >>
The St. Clair County Public Building Commission has selected an operator for MidAmerica Airport’s parking and revenue control system for when parking at the county-owned facility is no longer free.

SpotHero Announces Voice-Activated, In-Car Parking Reservations via the Google Assistant in Android Auto >>
SpotHero, North America’s leading parking reservation service, has launched a new integration that enables drivers to book parking with the Google Assistant using voice commands.

City Increases Parking Rates By 25% >>
Come July 1st, Red Deerians will see an increase in their parking fees.

Maine Forms Autonomous Vehicle Advisory Committee >>
Without laws in place to manage the emerging technology, Gov. Paul LePage is calling for closer watch of any pilot projects.

Some People Collect Parking Fines, This Man Collects Parking >>
If you turn up to Alan Dyer's house, there's a good chance he'll ask you to feed the meter.


January 17, 2018

Part 2: Your Car of the Future is No Car at All >>
The downsides of autonomous electric vehicle fleets and how to avoid them.

The Road Ahead: How The Evolution Of Transportation Will Transform Our Lives >>
The automobile has been the centerpiece of transportation for more than 100 years.

BMW Buys Parking App Parkmobile >>
The app can help reduce traffic, BMW says.

New Parking Rates in Effect in Downtown Des Moines >>
Parking in downtown Des Moines is now a little cheaper for some, and a little more expensive for others.

Kaffer: City's Rules Should Apply To Ilitch Parking Lots, Too >>
Stacked against the other stuff that's not good about Detroit's agreement to help fund the new Red Wings arena, a bit of parking-lot rule-fudging that will net the billionaire Ilitch family an extra million a year seems like small beer.

Paint Designed for Self-Driving Vehicles to Be Tested at Autonomous Proving Ground >>
PPG announced Jan. 16 it is partnering with the University of Michigan’s Mcity to test paint and other vehicle coatings specially designed for autonomous vehicles.

San Francisco Cracking Down on Abuse of Disabled Parking Placards at City Meters >>
San Francisco transportation officers are starting to crack down on abuse of disabled parking placards at metered parking spaces across the city.

Cloudera Wins Two 2018 IoT Breakthrough Awards for Connected Car Innovation >>
Cloudera, Inc., (NYSE: CLDR), the modern platform for machine learning and analytics optimized for the cloud, announced that it has been named a winner of two IoT Breakthrough Awards, the Overall Connected Car Innovation of the Year with Navistar and Connected Car Insurance Solution of the Year with Octo Telematics.

Federal Legislation For Autonomous Vehicles Expected In 2018 >>
The drive for innovation in the auto industry continues at a revolutionary pace.

NYS Senator Brooks: Rideshare Fees Should Fund Mass Transit >>
A Long Island lawmaker wants to use fees from rideshare apps like Uber to find public transportation.

Big Tech Dealmaking Accelerates in Signal Smart Cities Are Near >>
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.

Batavia Opens Electric Car-Charging Station >>
City seeks to promote electric vehicle use

PG&E Launches Electric Vehicle Charging Network With 7,500 Stations >>
PG&E on Wednesday launched a new network for charging electric vehicles, a web of green energy that will eventually include 7,500 charging stations.


January 16, 2018

Handicapped-Accessible Parking Violations Dramatically Increased in 2017 >>
People with disabilities are facing an uphill battle for parking spaces amid a fast rising number of parking cheats, according to an investigation by the News4 I-Team.

Parkmobile Announces Major Investment by BMW Group >>
Parkmobile, LLC, the leading provider of mobile parking solutions in North America, announced today a recapitalization of the business and investment by BMW Group.

FlashParking's Trivia-based Video Game Parking Rockstar Challenges Members of the Parking Industry >>
Top Scorers Will Be Eligible for Weekly and Monthly Giveaways with One Grand Prize Winner Receiving a One Year BMW Lease

Tom Sivak Appointed CEO of DESIGNA Access Incorporated >>
DESIGNA Access, Inc. has announced the appointment of Tom Sivak as their CEO.

Frankfurt Airport: Your Favorite Parking Space Guaranteed! >>
It’s now possible to book and reserve the most convenient parking at Frankfurt Airport in advance!

Wi-Fiber Is Creating Safer Cities By Combining Wireless Tech, Smart Streetlights >>
A small company based in Camp Springs, Maryland, is using two very different platforms to give cities and communities all over America a major upgrade.

Welcome To The Neighbourhood. Have You Read The Terms Of Service? >>
How we think about privacy today might not be the best way to deal with data collection in a smart city

Sacramento, Calif., to Launch Microtransit Pilot >>
Regional transit officials hope the on-demand program, similar to an Uber or Lyft rideshare, will improve rider experience.

City of Sarasota Boosts Electric Vehicle Charging Network >>
The City of Sarasota, Fla., in partnership with utility Florida Power & Light (FPL), recently added three new electric vehicle (EV) charging ports and updated seven existing ports in parking garages and surface lots around the city.

Savannah Delays Parking Fee Changes A Week, But Some Workers Want It To Last Forever >>
The city of Savannah is delaying the implementation of the new rate structure for parking downtown due to the winter storm earlier in the month, which hampered efforts by parking services staff to distribute flyers reminding people about the changes.

Autonomous Vehicles Could Be Great For Seniors, Says AARP >>
'This is a critical part of livable communities as we talk to mayors and other officials around the country'

Commentary: Here's Why Your Vehicle Has Outgrown Its Parking Space >>
Whatever you're driving today, the surface lots and indoor garages you park in to go to work, shop or take in a movie were probably built to accommodate what you and your neighbors were driving 20 years ago.

New Parking Fee Justified at G.I. Airport >>
Travelers using the Central Nebraska Regional Airport may have become a little spoiled over the years.

10 Smart Building IoT Trends For 2018 >>
The concept of constructing smart buildings evolved to conserve energy and build buildings – both commercial and residential – that are energy efficient.

HARMAN Wins IoT Breakthrough Award for Second Consecutive Year for Connected Car Platform, Ignite >>
HARMAN selected as winner in Connected Car Platform of the Year category for its automotive cloud platform, Ignite

Council Approves Tax Holidays For Parking Space Developers >>
The tax holiday for those who will invest in parking spaces in Davao City was approved on third and final reading during Tuesday’s regular session at the City Hall.

Kaspersky Warning Over Electric Car Charging" >>
Electric cars may be growing in popularity, but cyber security giant Kaspersky has warned drivers to be wary of chargers.

GM Is Leading The Self-Driving Car Race While Tesla Lags Far Behind, Report Says >>
General Motors is leading the pack in terms of self-driving technology and a go-to-market strategy, according to the latest Leaderboard report from Navigant Research.

Autonomous Cars Loom, but the Detroit Auto Show Goes On >>
Autonomous cars loom, but the North American International Auto Show in Detroit goes on, with the introduction of new small cars, SUVs and the all-mighty pickup truck, which dominated the show.

Safe Parking For Truckers: Iowa Set To Debut Info Management System In 2019 >>
Iowa’s truck parking information management system is slated to be fully operational by Jan. 4, 2019 – providing commercial truck drivers with “real-time, in-cab information on truck parking availability at public rest areas and private truck stops” along Interstate 80 – the state’s Department of Transportation announced Dec. 7.

Cuomo’s Congestion Pricing for New York City Begins to Take Shape >>
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s plan to charge drivers in Manhattan’s most congested neighborhoods finally began to take shape in his budget address on Tuesday, five months after he publicly embraced the idea.

Macy's Moving To Sell Off Parking At Downtown Cincinnati HQ >>
Macy's may sell off its Downtown parking garage in its corporate headquarters on Seventh Street, according to filings with the city.

Parking Still On The Minds Of UCF Students, Employees, Alumni >>
Parking struggles and other growing pains continue to weigh on the minds of students, employees, alumni and others associated with the University of Central Florida.

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