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Circle No More? Columbus (Ohio) to Test Real-Time Parking Space Sensors in Short North
September 16, 2019
The city is testing technology to make Short North parking smarter. Three finalists are installing about 300 sensors that determine when a parking spot is taken – generating data that helps the city with enforcement and policy, and eventually helping guide motorists to available spaces instead of fruitlessly circling the block.

iParq Teams Up With PayByPhone to Streamline Parking Operations
September 16, 2019
iParq is unveiling a new integration with PayByPhone that provides Parking Enforcement Officers (PEOs) a simple, quick way to verify if payment has been made via the PayByPhone app. The integration allows PEOs to access parking reservations in a single platform, making it simpler and quicker for them to determine if the vehicle is in violation and issue a citation from iParq handhelds.

Little Rock (Ark.) Board to Vote on Parking App; Downtown Visitors Could Pay by Phone Before Leaving Home
September 16, 2019
Little Rock is looking to provide downtown visitors a new way to pay for parking with a smartphone app. The city Board of Directors will vote Tuesday on a contract with ParkMobile LLC to provide Little Rock with a new mechanism to charge for parking that works even if an individual doesn't have change in his pocket.

Parking App Available for Students, Faculty, Staff (Washington State University)
September 16, 2019
Students, faculty, staff and visitors can now pay to park at certain locations on WSU’s campus using a mobile app. The app, called WayToPark, is available on Android and Apple devices for free and is WSU’s first mobile parking app.

Utah to Award Grants for Electric Car Charging Stations
September 16, 2019
The Utah Department of Environmental Quality will begin accepting applications for grants to buy and install stations starting Monday. Under this program, the agency will disperse nearly $5 million total in funding on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Flint Bishop Airport Rental Car Parking Lot Improvements Slated to Begin. (Flint, Mich.)
September 16, 2019
Flint Bishop Airport is beginning a Rental Car Lot Rehabilitation Project starting tomorrow, September 17, 2019 and completing October 20, 2019.

Grant Money for a 'Green’ Parking Lot in Park Ridge (Ill.) Is on Hold
September 16, 2019
Park Ridge elected officials are expected to revisit a grant agreement later this year that, if approved, could lead to the design and construction of the city’s first “green” public parking lot.

Denver Issuing Fewer Tickets as Parking Enforcement Team Shrinks
September 16, 2019
Denver issued fewer parking tickets in 2018 than any year in the prior decade, according to a recent financial report.

US Gives Three States Grants for Self-Driving Car Research
September 16, 2019
The US Department of Transportation has issued the first three awards from its Automated Driving Systems Demonstration Grants, and it's good news for Michigan, Ohio and Virginia. Each of the three states are the first recipients with $7.5 million apiece for Michigan and Ohio, and $15 million for Virginia.

Innovative Partnership Powers Atlanta’s Future
September 16, 2019
A pioneering initiative between Georgia Power, the City of Atlanta and a cohort of partners is showing what’s next in smart cities and demonstrating the power of public-private partnerships.

Isle of Palms (S.C.) Considering Enforcing Public Street Parking Rules 24/7
September 16, 2019
The Isle of Palms Public Safety Committee had a discussion on changing the hours when parking is regulated along the public rights-of-way. Public rights-of-way include on street parking in residential areas and beyond.

Americans Would Rather Drive Themselves to Work Than Have an Autonomous Vehicle Drive Them, Study Says
September 16, 2019
Many Americans use a ride-hailing service — like Uber or Lyft — to get to and from work. It provides the privacy of riding in a personal car and the convenience of catching up on emails or social media during traffic jams. In the future, self-driving vehicles could provide the same service, except without a human driver. But would consumers be willing to ride in a driverless car?

Cascade Medical Expands Patient Only Parking (Leavenworth, Wash.)
September 16, 2019
Cascade Medical has opened the lot at the corner of 9th and Commercial streets exclusively for patients from 8-5 Monday through Friday.

Smoother Parking for Students as Palomar Adopts New Digital System (San Marcos, Calif.)
September 15, 2019
With the implementation of a digital system utilizing license plate scanners, the Palomar College Police Department has modernized campus parking enforcement.

White Rock Joins List of Municipalities Opposed to Ride-Hailing Rules (British Columbia, Canada)
September 15, 2019
White Rock has thrown its weight behind a push by some municipalities to have the Passenger Transportation Board review its policies around ride-hailing in British Columbia.

Smart Cities: From Plastic Pollution to Plastic Roads
September 15, 2019
Smart City developments are rapidly advancing the way we live, work, and commute in our daily life. Smart City infrastructure is currently seeing a high-level of innovation toward a more sustainable future in the Netherlands. Using post-consumer plastic waste PlasticRoad builds sustainable roads of plastic reducing plastic pollution along the way.

Dana Cuff on CityLAB UCLA, Smart Cities and Urban Thinking
September 15, 2019
This week Dana Cuff, Founding Director of cityLAB, Professor of architecture and urbanism at UCLA, and winner of Architectural Record’s 2019 Women in Architecture Activist Award joins hosts David Lee and Marina Bourderonnet to discuss the founding cityLAB, doubling the density of Los Angeles, changing planning policies, urban thinking and social missions in architecture, convincing constituents of projects, career paths, smart cities, living in Sweden, and more.

Fayette‘S First Commercial Parking Deck Rises in Pinewood Forest
September 15, 2019
It was earlier in 2019 that ground was broken on Phase 1 of the Town Center portion of the large Pinewood Forest residential and retail development in west Fayetteville. Out of the ground now for one of the three new buildings is Fayette’s first commercial and residential parking deck.

Congestion Pricing Offers New York City an Opportunity to Get to the Root of Its Traffic Problems.
September 15, 2019
In 2021, New York City plans to join Singapore, London, Stockholm, Milan, and Gothenburg in tolling cars entering its central business district. While the purpose of these systems is to limit traffic, their deployment has also moved authorities to collect immense amounts of traffic data.

Norwalk (Conn.) To Stripe Angled Parking Spaces On 3 Downtown Streets
September 14, 2019
New reverse angle parking spaces will be installed on sections of Wall, River and Main streets in Norwalk, according to officials. The lines are being painted for reverse – or back-in – angle parking spots, which is a safer method for motorists and will add 10 spaces to the area.

Austin Is First Market Testing a New Way to "Boot" Vehicles
September 13, 2019
Park your car illegally and instead of getting booted your car may get tagged. The Tire Tag is a new device that's about to get a trial run in Austin.

Durango (Colo.) Upgrading Parking Meters
September 13, 2019
The city of Durango is installing hundreds of upgraded parking meters this year designed to make it easier for drivers to see how much time they paid for and allow them to pay for parking through a mobile app.

Why the Parking Industry Holds the Keys to the Future of Transportation
September 13, 2019
With a focus on bringing new vehicles and transportation services to today’s streets — from connected cars to scooters to rideshare — the transportation industry has historically overlooked an element of the mobility ecosystem that we hold near and dear to our hearts: parking.

Six Bethesda (Md.) Garages To Be Modernized
September 13, 2019
In Bethesda, where parking is at a premium, six parking areas will be modernized. The Montgomery County Department of Transportation will begin updating the facilities on Monday, spokeswoman Maureen McNulty said.

What It’s like Inside the World’s Largest Bike Parking Garage
September 13, 2019
If you’re rushing to catch a train in the Dutch city of Utrecht, you’ll probably show up on a bike—and a massive new bike parking garage is designed to let you store your bike and get to the platform as quickly as possible. Though it’s the largest bike parking garage in the world, with space for 12,656 bicycles, the design means that you can ride inside, find a spot, and be at your train in five minutes or less.

Flint Bishop Airport Rental Car Parking Lot Improvements Slated to Begin. (Flint, Mich.)
September 16, 2019
Flint Bishop Airport is beginning a Rental Car Lot Rehabilitation Project starting tomorrow, September 17, 2019 and completing October 20, 2019.

Business Booms at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport New Parking Garage
September 13, 2019
Travelers flying in and out of Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport have been able to enjoy the new parking garage. The new parking garage at the airport is not only the only airport garage in the state, but at four stories high, and more than 400,000 square feet, it’s also the largest garage in Montana.

Uber Makes It Official: Service Has Ended at Ontario International Airport
September 13, 2019
Uber, the pioneering ride-hailing business, has ceased operations at Ontario International Airport, saying it is leaving because of a dispute over a fee increase imposed by the airport.

Phoenix Sky Harbor Introduces Parking Reservation Program
September 11, 2019
Arizona’s largest airport is giving travelers an exclusive option to reserve parking in advance. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has introduced its discount parking program, which allows customers to reserve on-site parking up to six months in advance.

Midland (Texas) City Council Approves $2.2 Million Airport Parking Project
September 10, 2019
Midland City Council met Tuesday morning and approved a number of items ahead of the coming fiscal year beginning October 1, and ending September 30, 2020. Among the items was a resolution authorizing the contract with Scheidt & Bachmann USA, Inc., in the amount of $2,277,382.00 for the Parking Access Revenue Control System Project at Midland International Air & Space Port.

Evansville Regional Airport Embraces Innovation with $6.5 Million Solar Panel Project
September 9, 2019
By early 2020, Evansville Regional Airport will have the largest solar panel-covered airport parking canopy in the U.S. The $6.5 million project is a show of innovation, local officials said Monday at a celebratory event to begin construction. The solar panels are expected to supply about half of the airport terminal’s power, generating 1.3 megawatts. The canopy will cover 387 spaces in EVV’s short-term parking lot and rental car area. It will hold 3,768 solar panels over 62,000 square feet.

Brook Park (Ohio) OKs 250 New Offsite Airport Parking Spaces, 149 Slated to Follow
September 9, 2019
Travelers who need parking when departing from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport soon will have access to two more Brook Park options with available spaces.

No Free Parking: Commission OKs Fees at Manhattan Regional Airport
September 4, 2019
A $4.6 million parking lot expansion project at Manhattan Regional Airport should help ease the airport’s congestion, but money for the project will come from travelers who will pay up to $5 per day for parking. The Manhattan City Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved the project and the $5 maximum daily rate, but airport officials won’t implement the fees until the expansion is complete, likely in November 2020.

St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport Begins New Phase of Parking and Roadway Construction
September 4, 2019
St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport’s (PIE) parking and roadway construction project is entering a new phase with additional affects to customers.

Logan Parking Garage to Open New Entrance to Improve Efficiency, Massport Says
September 4, 2019
Parking at Boston Logan International Airport is about to get more efficient, according to the Massachusetts Port Authority. Logan’s Central Parking Garage will have a new main entrance starting Sept. 8, Massport said in a statement. The new entrance will face Terminal A and give drivers quicker and more direct access to the garage.

How Uber and Lyft Are Turning Utah Transportation Upside down — and Taxis, Transit and Even Airport Parking Are Reacting
September 3, 2019
Now competitors are copying the technology and tactics of Uber and Lyft. Yellow Cab uses a national ride-hailing app. The Utah Transit Authority and Salt Lake City will do the same, as part of experiments to combine some traditional transit with ride-hailing. Even Park ‘n Jet is using Lyft, not just shuttles, to transport customers to and from the airport.

Denver Airport Raising Some Parking Rates Starting Sept. 1
August 30, 2019
Parking in the close-in garages and lots at Denver International Airport is about to get more expensive, as the second rate increase in less than two years takes effect Sunday.

City Council Members Approve Repair Project for Rick Husband International Airport Parking Garage
August 28, 2019
The Rick Husband International Airport receives approval for parking garage repairs today totaling $1 million. Airport officials and City Council members collectively agreed on the importance of the parking garage’s safety and functionality measures for its users.

Columbia (Mo.) Considering Charging for Parking at Airport
August 25, 2019
The city of Columbia is considering charging for parking at the Columbia Regional Airport. The money collected from airport parking would increase transit funding for the city. According to a rider feedback survey cited in the city's budget presentation, riders believe transit needs are not being met.

Uber Launches Kiosks at Toronto Pearson Airport for Phone-Less Ride-Hailing
August 24, 2019
Being able to hail an Uber from the airport is a useful way to get home after a flight. However, there might be times when your phone has died during your trip or you didn’t bring your phone to begin with on your travels. With that in mind, Uber has launched a series of kiosks at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport that will let travellers hail a ride without their phones.

Commissioners Approve Higher Parking Rates at Aspen Airport
August 21, 2019
New parking fees will be charged at the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport starting next month to discourage scofflaws who are eating up spaces when they aren’t flying.

Dramatic Imposion of Tampa International Airport Parking Garage Kicks Off Expansion
August 20, 2019
At 2 a.m. Tuesday, a dramatic implosion rocked Tampa International Airport as the Red Side Rental Car Garage was demolished to begin the second phase of the airport's major expansion to serve 34 million passengers annually.

Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Fast-Tracking New $25 Million Parking Garage
August 19, 2019
On course for a sixth straight year of record boardings, Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport officials are seeking proposals for the design and building of a 1,300-space parking garage. "This will be a fast track design-build," said Airport Authority Chairman Dan Jacobson on Monday at a meeting of the panel. "It will happen very quickly."

Can’t Find Parking at the Airport? Sacramento International Adding Thousands of New Spaces
August 16, 2019
Facing a parking crunch, Sacramento International Airport on Friday announced it has opened a permanent second economy lot, increasing the number of lower-cost parking slots from 6,200 to 8,800.

Curbside Parking No Longer Allowed At Tulsa Airport
August 16, 2019
Tulsa International Airport has changed its policy regarding passenger pickup. Effective August 18th, parking and waiting at the curb for passengers to arrive will no longer be permitted. Vehicles parked at the curb must be in the process of active loading or unloading of baggage and picking up or dropping off passengers, according to the airport.

Tucson Airport Readies Reserved, Prepaid Parking Option
August 14, 2019
Worried about getting a parking spot at the airport? Soon, travelers will have the option of reserving a parking spot at any of the on-site parking lots operated by Tucson International Airport, provided they’re willing to pay a $2 reservation fee and transaction fee and prepay for their parking stay.

Louisiana Airport to Get $2M Grant for Parking Improvements
August 13, 2019
A Louisiana airport is getting a $2 million federal grant for parking improvements. The grant for the Lafayette Airport Commission was announced Monday by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in a news release. The release says the Economic Development Administration grant is to be matched with $3.38 million in local money. The department says the grant is expected to help create 82 jobs.

Why Not Build a Parking Garage at the Airport? (Midland, Texas)
August 13, 2019
The Midland City Council wants to add more parking at Midland International Airport. On Tuesday, city leaders authorized the advertisement of bids for the creation of 800 spots. The construction of two overflow lots is expected – when completed – to provide more revenue. When completed and operational, city officials then plan to reassess options, including the possibility of a multi-level parking structure.

US Gives Three States Grants for Self-Driving Car Research
September 16, 2019
The US Department of Transportation has issued the first three awards from its Automated Driving Systems Demonstration Grants, and it's good news for Michigan, Ohio and Virginia. Each of the three states are the first recipients with $7.5 million apiece for Michigan and Ohio, and $15 million for Virginia.

Americans Would Rather Drive Themselves to Work Than Have an Autonomous Vehicle Drive Them, Study Says
September 16, 2019
Many Americans use a ride-hailing service — like Uber or Lyft — to get to and from work. It provides the privacy of riding in a personal car and the convenience of catching up on emails or social media during traffic jams. In the future, self-driving vehicles could provide the same service, except without a human driver. But would consumers be willing to ride in a driverless car?

White Rock Joins List of Municipalities Opposed to Ride-Hailing Rules (British Columbia, Canada)
September 15, 2019
White Rock has thrown its weight behind a push by some municipalities to have the Passenger Transportation Board review its policies around ride-hailing in British Columbia.

Autonomous Cars on a Crash Course with the Real Estate Industry
September 13, 2019
Increasing dependence on autonomous vehicles could effect all kinds of change, from allowing commuters to travel longer distances to work without as much inconvenience to causing a sea change within the housing market. Fewer cars on the roads could mean that parking lots and other structures are converted into multifamily properties, creating much-needed additional, and more affordable, housing in urban areas.

Uber Makes It Official: Service Has Ended at Ontario International Airport
September 13, 2019
Uber, the pioneering ride-hailing business, has ceased operations at Ontario International Airport, saying it is leaving because of a dispute over a fee increase imposed by the airport.

How Austin’s Failed Attempt to Regulate Uber and Lyft Foreshadowed Today’s Ride-Hailing Controversies
September 13, 2019
How will the companies react to California’s new regulations? Ask Austin. Uber, Lyft, and the places where they operate still can’t quite agree on how to regulate the companies’ relationship with their thousands of employees — sorry, the independent contractors whose cars, time, and energy make the companies run.

California Senate Passes Ride-Hail Bill That Has Divided Democrats over the Future of Uber and Lyft Drivers
September 11, 2019
Uber and Lyft drivers have long complained about their wages and contractor status. Now it’s the latest issue highlighting a growing split between the Democratic Party’s establishment and the more progressive left. At issue is California bill AB5, which could convert hundreds of thousands of contract workers in the state to employee status, instituting wage floors and ushering in benefits.

How Does an Autonomous Car Work? Not so Great.
September 10, 2019
There are more than 1,400 self-driving vehicles being tested in 36 states and the District. Some are delivering groceries. Others can be called like a taxi. The industry has been saying a techno-utopia is just around the corner, a transportation revolution that will make society better. But how close is that, really?

As Uber and Lyft Pick-Ups and Drop-Offs Clog Traffic, New Study Calls Load Zones a Move in Right Direction
September 9, 2019
Keeping traffic flowing in Seattle is not an easy feat, especially when you factor in the stop-and-go maneuvering of ride-hailing vehicles such as those run by Uber and Lyft. A new pilot study from the University of Washington tested a way to ease the congestion.

Cities Are Trying—Again—to Plan for Autonomous Vehicles
September 9, 2019
The bloom is off the rose for self-driving tech among urban transportation officials, who are planning for a future with fewer private cars.

Apple Autonomous Car Spotted with New Sensors, Possibly All-Camera, No LiDAR
September 6, 2019
While the purpose and future of Apple’s autonomous car project is uncertain, the company clearly still has an interest in the technology. What appears to be an Apple self-driving car has been spotted, with an interesting new sensor array…

Building Out the Infrastructure of the Future
September 6, 2019
Gearing up for future transportation, Georgia Tech, Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners and Delta Air Lines are now partners in autonomous vehicle and infrastructure research. Curiosity Lab is a 5G enabled autonomous vehicle and smart city living laboratory located in Peachtree Corners, Ga. a northern suburb of Atlanta.

British Columbia Taxi Industry Challenges ‘Destructive Competition’ from Ride-Hailing Apps
September 6, 2019
A coalition of nine taxi companies in Metro Vancouver has asked the B.C. Supreme Court to quash ride-hailing rules it says were illegally created for companies such as Uber and Lyft.

Japan Will Let Self-Driving Cars Wander Freely Ahead of Tokyo Olympics
September 4, 2019
Before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics officially kick off, tourists and locals are in for quite a display around the area. Japan will allow dozens of self-driving cars to freely roam near the competition areas and shuttle passengers. According to a Bloomberg report on Thursday, the government is working with automakers such as Toyota and Nissan to release the self-driving cars on city streets for a week before the games begin next July. The whole idea is to flex Japan's muscles in the budding autonomous car field.

Patchwork of State Road Rules Inhibit Autonomous Vehicle Development and Deployment
September 4, 2019
Did you know that in 2018 alone, 15 states enacted legislation related to autonomous vehicles? Or that since 2012, 41 states have considered legislation related to autonomous vehicles? We are careening toward an environment where we need a database to track these laws. Thankfully, the National Conference of State Legislatures has such a database.

China Is Leaning on Ride-Hailing to Boost Sales of Electric Vehicles
September 4, 2019
Hua would prefer not to drive a battery-electric car. But after the Chinese city of Guangzhou began implementing rules that made it all but impossible to use his gasoline car for ride-hailing, he rented an electric model from BYD in April. Now he worries constantly about the car running out of range, especially on hot days that can drain the battery faster.

Improper Parking Still a Problem for Bikeshare Program in Seattle
September 3, 2019
While more people are riding bikeshare bikes, a new report points out serious problems with improperly parked bikes. An audit for the second quarter of 2019 shows about a third of the bikes were parked improperly, blocking sidewalks for pedestrians and people with disabilities. The audit logged about a half million rides for the quarter for the two companies operating in Seattle, Lime and Jump.

How Uber and Lyft Are Turning Utah Transportation Upside down — and Taxis, Transit and Even Airport Parking Are Reacting
September 3, 2019
Now competitors are copying the technology and tactics of Uber and Lyft. Yellow Cab uses a national ride-hailing app. The Utah Transit Authority and Salt Lake City will do the same, as part of experiments to combine some traditional transit with ride-hailing. Even Park ‘n Jet is using Lyft, not just shuttles, to transport customers to and from the airport.

"We're Heading Towards Hell": Expert Shares Concerns with Self-Driving Cars
August 31, 2019
The race to create the self-driving car continues at a feverish pace, with major players pumping billions into the effort. But Kevin Delaney, editor-in-chief and co-CEO of Quartz, said that when it comes to autonomous vehicles, "we're heading towards hell."

Bring on Uber: Company Applies to Operate in Vancouver
August 28, 2019
The company follows a similar announcement from Lyft earlier this month, as B.C. finalizes its guidelines for ride-hailing companies.

Autonomous Vehicles Coming to San Antonio; Public Transit Use to Be Studied
August 27, 2019
The robot are coming. Robot vehicles, that is. San Antonians could see autonomous vehicles driving in the city by the end of this year. The roll-out comes is part of the city’s effort to analyze the new technology and study the impact it will have on area transportation, according to Brian Dillard, San Antonio’s chief innovation officer.

Ranked: The Autonomous Vehicle Readiness of 20 Countries
August 27, 2019
For the past decade, manufacturers and governments all over the world have been preparing for the adoption of self-driving cars—with the promise of transformative economic development. As autonomous vehicles become more of a looming certainty, what will be the wider impacts of this monumental transition?

Bargain-Hunting Robocars Could Spell the End for Downtown Parking – Cities Need to Plan Ahead Now
August 26, 2019
Imagine a scene from the near-future: You get dropped off downtown by a driverless car. You slam the door and head into your office or appointment. But then where does the autonomous vehicle go? It's a question that cities would be wise to consider now. Using Seattle as a case study, our analysis suggests that one of the biggest effects of AV technology may be on parking, as AVs leave expensive downtown spots behind in favor of cheaper parking outside the city center.

Uber Contradicts Own Research with London Congestion Ad Claim
August 26, 2019
An Uber advertising campaign in London has claimed that its car-pooling service reduces traffic, contradicting the findings of the US ride-hailing app company’s own research. A large billboard poster displayed in London this month said: “Uber Pool reduces traffic by moving more people in fewer cars”.

Toyota to Pilot Autonomous Vehicle Program with Chinese Startup
August 26, 2019
Toyota Motor Corp. has struck a deal with Chinese startup Pony.ai to launch an autonomous vehicle program next month in Beijing and Shanghai, the companies announced on Monday.

Lyft's Main Taxi Business is Already Profitable in Some Areas, but Self-Driving Cars and Bike-Sharing are Eating into that Revenue
August 26, 2019
Lyft could turn a profit sooner than Wall Street previously thought, and analysts are beginning to take notice. What's more, the company's central ride-hailing component could already be profitable in many busy cities, JPMorgan estimates. It's the other, more expensive bets like those on self-driving cars and bike and scooter rentals that are siphoning off the excess revenue.

Self-Driving Cars Will Only Last Four Years, Ford Says
August 25, 2019
Self-driving cars will only last four years because they will be used so much, a Ford executive has predicted. John Rich, operations chief of Ford Autonomous Vehicles, dismissed concerns that demand for cars would wane in the future.

Uber Launches Kiosks at Toronto Pearson Airport for Phone-Less Ride-Hailing
August 24, 2019
Being able to hail an Uber from the airport is a useful way to get home after a flight. However, there might be times when your phone has died during your trip or you didn’t bring your phone to begin with on your travels. With that in mind, Uber has launched a series of kiosks at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport that will let travellers hail a ride without their phones.

How Autonomous Cars Are Paving Road to Change in Dubai
August 23, 2019
Ahmed Bahrozyan, Chief Executive Officer of Public Transport Agency-Roads and Transport Authority in United Arab Emirates, provides valuable insight into the future of autonomous cars in Dubai.

Here’s Every Study of Every Terrible Thing Lyft and Uber Do to SF Traffic
August 21, 2019
If there’s one thing that transit network companies (TNCs) like Lyft and Uber are consistently good at, it’s inspiring academic research and civic investigations about tech-enabled traffic congestion. Which is not their business model, unfortunately. In the last two years alone, San Francisco has seen a pile-up of peer-reviewed results peering at the question of just what effect these companies have on traffic and other driving-related hazards.

Developers Reduce Parking via Car Sharing
August 19, 2019
Increasingly, cities are using parking policies to stimulate shared mobility through alternatives to personal ownership of automobiles. In the recent adoption of its 2040 plan that permits duplexes and triplexes in most single-family-detached zones, the city of Minneapolis commits to “lead by example in city-owned parking facilities by supporting carpools, vanpools, and shared mobility vehicles which encourage private parking facility owners to do the same.”

Teaching Autonomous Cars to Drive in Parking Lots Is a Tricky Test for Waymo
August 18, 2019
Parking lots are some of the most complex areas and are proving to be incredibly difficult for self-driving vehicles to master. To tackle the issue, Waymo is testing its autonomous cars’ ability to handle parking lots on 91 acres at a former Air Force base.

Five Myths about Autonomous Vehicles
August 16, 2019
Autonomous vehicles are the future. These completely self-driving cars could change our lives, heralding an era of greater convenience, improved productivity and safer roads. Like any transformative technology, driverless cars are attracting huge investment from traditional automakers, established tech giants and smaller start-ups. But all that promise is also fueling a great deal of hype and ungrounded speculation. Here are five of the most persistent myths.

If an Autonomous Vehicle Crashes, Who Pays and Who Is Responsible?
August 13, 2019
Autonomous vehicles may seem some way off in the future, but the introduction of self-driving cars onto Australian roads presents challenges that must be considered before regulatory changes can be implemented to allow autonomous driving.

Is Rideshare Joyride Coming To An End?
August 13, 2019
Cheap rides let Uber and Lyft create their customer base, but mounting financial losses may spell the end of a good deal for consumers.

How Waymo is Teaching Self-Driving Cars to Deal with the Chaos of Parking Lots
August 12, 2019
Parking lots are a distinctive enough environment that Waymo, the self-driving car company that’s a sibling to Google, specifically trains its vehicles to deal with them by setting up real-world scenarios in a controlled environment. We spoke with Waymo engineers to learn more about how.

Bill Requiring Rideshare Drivers to Show Front License Plate, Illuminated Sign Becomes Law (North Carolina)
August 10, 2019
A new North Carolina law aims to make ridesharing safer for passengers across the state following the death of a South Carolina college student.

US Government Quietly Kills Autonomous Vehicle Committee
August 10, 2019
The Department of Transportation's Advisory Committee on Automation in Transportation (ACAT) hasn't been active since it was formed in 2017. And it won't be active anytime in the future, because according to The Verge, the administration has quietly killed it without even telling its members.

Wynn Las Vegas Eliminates Parking Fees
September 16, 2019
Wynn Las Vegas announced Monday it will begin offering free valet parking starting Sept. 30, eliminating parking fees at the resort. Valet parking at Wynn and Encore will be free for all guests, "without limitation, and without the need for validation," according to a news release.

Fayette‘S First Commercial Parking Deck Rises in Pinewood Forest
September 15, 2019
It was earlier in 2019 that ground was broken on Phase 1 of the Town Center portion of the large Pinewood Forest residential and retail development in west Fayetteville. Out of the ground now for one of the three new buildings is Fayette’s first commercial and residential parking deck.

Mayo’s Valet Service Meets Positive Response (Austin, Texas)
September 13, 2019
After the staging for the ongoing construction as part of Mayo Clinic’s ongoing construction took away several handicap parking spaces, the apparent need for valet parking services has seen an uptick.

Lacey (Wash.) City Council Votes 6-1 to Limit RV and Commercial Parking
September 13, 2019
The Lacey City Council’ voted 6-1 to approve a more restrictive parking ordinance affecting RV and commercial vehicles, which upset a woman so much she was eventually asked to leave.

Developers Begin to Look past Parking as Costs Rise (Houston, Texas)
September 13, 2019
A new development called Stomping Grounds in Garden Oaks features more parking than what is required at a time when many developers are scaling back on parking.

Digital Parking Signs Directed to Burlingame (Calif.)
September 9, 2019
In the latest of a series of moves to solve Burlingame’s parking problems, officials agreed to install digital signs showing available spaces in each of the city’s commercial districts.

Gillette Stadium Offering Free Parking for Patriots Games
September 7, 2019
If you're headed to the Patriots' season opener on Sunday night or any match in Foxboro this season, you could park for free. After a successful pilot program in 2018, the Patriots are expanding their offer to ticketed fans who opt for a delayed exit in lot 55 to park for free this season.

Council to Hear Downtown Restaurant’s Proposal for First Valet Service in Lodi (Calif.)
September 7, 2019
The prospect of a valet service could become a reality as a new Downtown restaurant, The Brick House, advocates for a luxury dining experience. The family-owned Italian-American fusion restaurant is set to open later this month. Before opening, the restaurant’s owners requested that the city allow them to establish a valet parking service that they would offer their customers.

Collier Hearing Examiner Paves the Way for Celebration Park Parking Lot Despite Neighborhood Objections (Naples, Fla.)
September 5, 2019
An empty lot that has been used for overflow parking for a popular East Naples food truck park and had drawn the ire of some neighbors has cleared a major hurdle.

Hawley Street Parking Project: $2 Million for Ramp Alone Brings End to Mixed-Use Plans (Binghamton, N.Y.)
September 4, 2019
With the announcement of a $2.15 million grant to advance construction of the proposed Hawley Street parking garage, Binghamton Mayor Richard David says the city will dump its plans for rental properties and commercial spaces previously tied to the project. “Empire State Development has agreed to shift grant funding for this project to solely the parking garage component — exactly what the City of Binghamton advocated for all along,” David said in a statement. “Our ultimate goal was to put together a deal that was financially in the best interest of taxpayers, regardless of how long that deal took.”

Pretty Much None of the 900 Parking Spots at San Francisco's Chase Center Are for the Public
September 3, 2019
In case the word hasn't gotten out far and wide enough, I'm just going to say it again here: Do not drive to games and concerts at the Chase Center in San Francisco. Among the important details that anyone wanting to drive to the arena should know are that a) almost none of the spaces in the 900-space garage attached to the Chase Center will be available to the public, and b) the 800-space UCSF garage across the street will be off-limits as well.

Year-Round Valet Service Under Consideration for Downtown McKinney (Texas) Drivers
September 3, 2019
Downtown McKinney might have access to a year-round valet service. This summer, from June 7-Aug. 31, downtown McKinney visitors were able to use a temporary valet service, which was launched to gauge the success of a potential full-time service. The service was available from 11:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Mayo Clinic Health Systems Austin Offers Valet Parking
September 3, 2019
The tough job of healing and helping people when they walk through the doors. But even before they get to the door a Mayo clinic health system in Austin is taking it a step further by offering valet parking.

Parking Spots to Be Leased (Bar Harbor, Maine)
August 31, 2019
With no application filed yet, the Planning Board reviewed preliminary plans to transform the vacant lot at 56 Cottage Street into a commercial parking lot. The plan, is to build a private gated parking lot on the corner of Cottage and Kennebec Streets. Unlike the municipal parking lots with kiosks, where motorists pay to park by the hour, the private parking lot will be available for lease. Local businesses will be able lease groups of parking spots for employees.

Bosch and Daimler Get Official Approval for Driverless Valet Parking Technology
August 31, 2019
Bosch and Daimler, which owns Mercedes, marked a significant advance in their drive to achieve automated driving. The two companies have gained official approval from the concerned authorities in Baden-Württemberg for their innovative automated parking system. The system has been installed in the Mercedes-Benz Museum parking garage in Stuttgart.

ParkMobile™ Offers More Parking Options for Cleveland Browns Fans at FirstEnergy Stadium
August 28, 2019
ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America, announced today new parking options for Cleveland Browns fans at FirstEnergy Stadium. In addition to single game parking passes, people can now buy full season parking packages for lots around the venue.

Mechanical Valet and Art Program Make for Unique Amenities
August 26, 2019
Construction on 7EMPIRE, a 97-unit class-A art-focused multifamily community, is underway at 525 North 7th St. on the only remaining infill site in Japantown. Due for completion in 2021, the USGBC LEED-designed property will encompass a mix of residential dwellings, a 5,000-square-foot publicly accessible sculpture and street art park, approximately 1,000 square feet of entry plaza retail and 131 parking spaces. One of the unique features of the property will be the CityLift mechanical valet parking system, which doesn’t require any cars to be moved in order to retrieve a car.

SeatGeek Partners with Arrive to Help Reduce Traffic, Event Parking Issues
August 21, 2019
Secondary ticketing site SeatGeek has announced a partnership with Arrive, the powered parking company, to help ease traffic at live events. Eventgoers will now have the ability to find and purchase parking ahead of an event to help them reach their seats on time and alleviate massive amounts of traffic.

Deer Valley Looks to Pave as Temporary Solution to Parking Problems, Before Base Is Developed (Park City, Utah)
August 19, 2019
With last winter’s record ski season and nearly record snowfall, Deer Valley Resort reached its parking capacity for almost 30 days this past winter. Limited by how often the overflow can park on the streets, the resort has come up with some mitigation efforts and presented them to the Park City Planning Commission last week.

Montclair (N.J.) Could Create Valet Regulations
August 17, 2019
The town is expected to create a valet parking ordinance in order to govern the practice that is currently unregulated, but being used by some restaurants.

Lakeland’s (Fla.) Free Valet Program Funded Through 2020
August 17, 2019
City’s universal valet program will continue as demand for parking services in the downtown area has spiked in recent months due to road closures caused by construction of Heritage Parking Garage.

Yucaipa (Calif.) City Council Approves Uptown Business Parking Resolution
August 17, 2019
Yucaipa City Council approved a resolution on Aug. 12, adopting an “in-lieu parking fee” for the Yucaipa Uptown District Specific Plan. The in lieu parking fee only applies to uptown businesses that are expanding their size or changing to a restaurant, as both would require more parking.

Starting Monday, Full-Time, On-Street Parking in the Clifton Business District (Cincinnati, Ohio)
August 15, 2019
A pilot project meant to calm traffic along Ludlow Avenue goes into effect this Monday, Aug. 19, creating full-time, on-street parking between Cornell Place and Brookline Avenue in the Clifton Business District.

MCCH Announces Valet Parking for Medical Arts (Murray, Ky.)
August 14, 2019
Murray-Calloway County Hospital is pleased to announce the implementation of a free hospital valet parking service for all patients and visitors of the Medical Arts Building.

Opposition Surfaces to Converting Park to Parking Lot (Laconia, N.H.)
August 13, 2019
Scott Everett’s plans for redeveloping Lakeport have been well-received by city officials and others interested in seeing new businesses, jobs, customers and residents — but he needs to find a place for them all to park.

Broncos Will Not Accept Printed Parking Tickets for the 2019 Season
August 13, 2019
The days of printing out your parking passes for Broncos games are over. Starting this season, it’s digital passes only. The Broncos announced Tuesday they will transition to mobile parking passes only going forward. The change starts with Monday night’s preseason home opener against San Francisco.

Gillette Stadium Offering Free Parking to Ease Congestion (Foxborough, Mass.)
August 12, 2019
Free parking in an effort to reduce the amount of congestion before and after New England Patriots home games at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough will be introduced prior to the beginning of the 2019 season according to officials.

Congestion Pricing Offers New York City an Opportunity to Get to the Root of Its Traffic Problems.
September 15, 2019
In 2021, New York City plans to join Singapore, London, Stockholm, Milan, and Gothenburg in tolling cars entering its central business district. While the purpose of these systems is to limit traffic, their deployment has also moved authorities to collect immense amounts of traffic data.

As Uber and Lyft Pick-Ups and Drop-Offs Clog Traffic, New Study Calls Load Zones a Move in Right Direction
September 9, 2019
Keeping traffic flowing in Seattle is not an easy feat, especially when you factor in the stop-and-go maneuvering of ride-hailing vehicles such as those run by Uber and Lyft. A new pilot study from the University of Washington tested a way to ease the congestion.

Micromobility Could Replace 48% of Car Trips in 10 US Cities
September 9, 2019
Honolulu, New Orleans and Nashville, TN are the top U.S. cities that could benefit the most from micromobility solutions, according to a new report from INRIX. The group analyzed more than 50 million car trips and found that 48% of trips in the most congested U.S. metro areas are under three miles. If a fraction of those trips were replaced by shared bikes and scooters, cities would experience less traffic congestion, reduced emissions and a boost to the local economy, according to the research group.

Mobility as a Service Could Convert Car Drivers to Bus Riders
September 5, 2019
A study of 21,000 consumers shows MaaS could change commuting habits and reduce congestion. People need options beyond Uber to get where they're going.

What Congestion Pricing Could Look Like in Chicago
September 5, 2019
In her “State of the City” speech last week, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she wants to reduce traffic congestion in the city – and make money in the process. “We are exploring options to address rampant congestion that solves the problem of traffic, pollution, and other issues while simultaneously bringing in a fair share of funding,” Lightfoot said Aug. 29 during a prime-time speech at the Harold Washington Library.

Car-Pooling, Ride-Hailing, Commuting and Parking: Employer Considerations in the Age of Autonomous Vehicles
September 5, 2019
In June, Chandler, Arizona made headlines after partnering with Waymo to give city employees free transportation. The pilot program will allow Chandler to evaluate city employee productivity and savings in fleet service costs, as well as help the city determine the direction of city employee transportation.

Pretty Much None of the 900 Parking Spots at San Francisco's Chase Center Are for the Public
September 3, 2019
In case the word hasn't gotten out far and wide enough, I'm just going to say it again here: Do not drive to games and concerts at the Chase Center in San Francisco. Among the important details that anyone wanting to drive to the arena should know are that a) almost none of the spaces in the 900-space garage attached to the Chase Center will be available to the public, and b) the 800-space UCSF garage across the street will be off-limits as well.

Congestion Pricing Around the Globe
August 26, 2019
New York City may be the first to implement congestion pricing in the U.S., but other international cities beat it to the punch &dmash; one by decades. Here are the innovative ways they've implemented their plans.

Here's How Atlanta Ranks Among Traffic Congestion
August 26, 2019
The 2019 Urban Mobility Report presented a troubling finding that commuters across the nation already know too well — traffic congestion in the United States is at an all time worst. The recently released report by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute was based off hundreds of speed data points for every 15 minutes of the average day for almost every mile of major road in urban America.

Uber Contradicts Own Research with London Congestion Ad Claim
August 26, 2019
An Uber advertising campaign in London has claimed that its car-pooling service reduces traffic, contradicting the findings of the US ride-hailing app company’s own research. A large billboard poster displayed in London this month said: “Uber Pool reduces traffic by moving more people in fewer cars”.

Curbing Roadside Chaos
August 21, 2019
The lowly curb has become a coveted piece of urban real estate. The big picture: It's also a chaotic mess thanks to exploding demand for street-side access — by hordes of delivery trucks, taxis and ride-hailing services; electric bikes and scooters; city buses; pedestrians; construction crews; garbage trucks; parked cars; and meters.

Here’s Every Study of Every Terrible Thing Lyft and Uber Do to SF Traffic
August 21, 2019
If there’s one thing that transit network companies (TNCs) like Lyft and Uber are consistently good at, it’s inspiring academic research and civic investigations about tech-enabled traffic congestion. Which is not their business model, unfortunately. In the last two years alone, San Francisco has seen a pile-up of peer-reviewed results peering at the question of just what effect these companies have on traffic and other driving-related hazards.

How FlashParking Is Turning Isolated Lots Into Connected Hubs
August 15, 2019
Parking technology company FlashParking wants to reimagine the way parking lots are managed. But alongside their efforts to introduce smart technology to individual operators, the company is taking a decidedly different approach to decreasing traffic congestion in cities.

Would Fewer Los Angeles Parking Lots Mean Fewer Drivers?
August 16, 2019
Parking in downtown Los Angeles isn't exactly easy. Coveted street spots have confusing rules and are so often full, public parking lots can feel few and far between and circling the block over and over again makes it tempting to just give up. But it might get even harder. Right now, developers have to provide parking spaces for new buildings.

NLC Calls On Cities to Consider Congestion Pricing
August 15, 2019
The National League of Cities (NLC) released a guide, Making Space: Congestion Pricing in Cities, encouraging cities to consider congestion pricing to ease traffic, improve citizens' quality of life and gain revenue for infrastructure maintenance and upgrades.

Chandigarh Devises Quick Fixes for City’s Traffic Congestion (India)
August 13, 2019
After a series of deliberations on measures to rid city of traffic congestion, control private vehicles and manage parking in both residential and commercial areas of the UT, the Chandigarh administration has come up with three key immediate doable action plans, aiming to start it without any delay.

MTA Offers First Look at Potential Congestion Pricing Tech
August 12, 2019
Documents released by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority show a network of 40-foot “mast arms” on light poles as one potential solution for the new tolling infrastructure within the congestion pricing zone.

Gillette Stadium Offering Free Parking to Ease Congestion (Foxborough, Mass.)
August 12, 2019
Free parking in an effort to reduce the amount of congestion before and after New England Patriots home games at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough will be introduced prior to the beginning of the 2019 season according to officials.

'Free Roads Are Not Really Free': Can Cities Make Congestion Pricing Equitable?
August 12, 2019
Some suggest toll exemptions, others support rebate-based systems. But questions remain about who should be charged and how much they should pay.

Utah to Award Grants for Electric Car Charging Stations
September 16, 2019
The Utah Department of Environmental Quality will begin accepting applications for grants to buy and install stations starting Monday. Under this program, the agency will disperse nearly $5 million total in funding on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Electric Car Charging Stations Will be Installed Citywide — But at the Cost of Parking (New York, N.Y.)
September 13, 2019
Gas guzzlers, pull over: make way for electric vehicles in New York. The city is setting aside a hundred parking spots across the five boroughs for electric vehicles to juice up with charging ports.

States Hit Electric Vehicle Owners with High Fees, Consumer Reports Says
September 11, 2019
Electric vehicle owners in some states are paying higher annual fees for driving zero-emissions cars than their gas-guzzling friends, according to new analysis by Consumer Reports.

Electric-Car State Fees Often Cost More Than Gas Tax, Study Shows
September 11, 2019
It's perhaps an unthought-of benefit for electric-car owners: There's no way to pay into a state's gasoline tax at the pump since the cars won't take a drop of fossil fuels. Numerous states have crafted workarounds, however, as they try recoup costs to keep road budgets afloat for repairs and maintenance. The problem is, the electric-car fees often cost far more than what the owner of a traditional car pays in gas tax.

The World's Most Important Electric Car Is Launching Now, And It's Not A Porsche Or Tesla
September 9, 2019
The electric version of Renault's low-cost Kwid is exactly the kind of car needed to drive global EV adoption, and it couldn't be more different from a Tesla.

City Grids Risk Being Overwhelmed by EV Growth
September 9, 2019
Cities' increased reliance on electric vehicles (EVs) and electric buses could overwhelm their electric grids and result in outages, warned a new report from the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and Seattle City Light.

Tesla's Battery Guru Describes A New Cell With Massive Lifetime
September 9, 2019
A recent paper on new battery chemistries published by a team including Jeff Dahn, the physics professor from Halifax who is often called Tesla's battery guru. The claimed results suggest a cell with a lifetime of 6,000 cycles. This would translate in a large pack car to the "million-mile battery" which Elon Musk has predicted for Tesla.

Volkswagen's Electric Future Is Quickly Taking Shape
September 6, 2019
Volkswagen is picking up the pace in its bid to dominate the auto industry's electric future. The world's biggest carmaker announced Friday that it had struck a deal with Sweden's Northvolt to build a giant battery factory in Germany. It also confirmed production dates for two new models key to the group's success.

NJ May Soon Build Hundreds of Electric Car Charging Stations
September 5, 2019
New Jersey now has about 25,000 electric cars, but plans are moving forward to dramatically increase that number over the next several years.

In Sweden, Golden Arches Now Double as Signposts for Electric Car Charging
September 4, 2019
In Sweden, McDonald's is catering to the growing numbers of electric car drivers by turning its classic Golden Arches restaurant signs into signposts letting people know where they can charge their vehicles. The company has charging stations at 55 restaurants in the country, making it the largest restaurant chain for electric car charging.

China Is Leaning on Ride-Hailing to Boost Sales of Electric Vehicles
September 4, 2019
Hua would prefer not to drive a battery-electric car. But after the Chinese city of Guangzhou began implementing rules that made it all but impossible to use his gasoline car for ride-hailing, he rented an electric model from BYD in April. Now he worries constantly about the car running out of range, especially on hot days that can drain the battery faster.

Electric Car-Share Program Coming Soon to Rural Oregon
August 28, 2019
The small town of Hood River, Ore., has decided that it will participate in a new pilot project that will launch a plug-in electric car-share program, which is a relatively unusual thing for rural jurisdictions.

Queensbury (N.Y.) Board Debates Merits of Adding Electric Car Charging Stations for Public Use
August 27, 2019
To have car chargers or not to have them; that is the question that the Queensbury Town Board must answer. Supervisor John Strough, normally a passionate supporter of clean-energy initiatives, is not convinced that the town needs to add chargers at public parking lots. The town applied for and won a grant to install up to five chargers, and the board is now discussing whether to accept the grant.

Colorado Joins California in Requiring Automakers to Sell More Electric Cars
August 26, 2019
Colorado has become the 11th state to adopt California’s zero-emission-vehicle mandate forcing automakers to sell more electric cars in the state. The new rule was passed by Colorado’s air-quality commission by a vote of 8 to 1 on Aug. 23. It requires at least 5% of an automaker’s new car lineup to be electric vehicles, or EVs, by 2023 and more than 6% by 2025.

New Ad Campaign Part of $2 Billion Effort to Promote Electric Cars
August 24, 2019
While Volkswagen’s dieselgate fiasco has been really disappointing, a recent development could be a pivot in the right direction. As part of the settlement, the company has launched its Electrify America “Normal Now” ad campaign as part of a $2 billion investment to encourage the adoption of zero-emission vehicles. The campaign looks to normalize the ownership of electric cars in an attempt to increase EV adoption.

Survey Details Top Reasons Consumers Avoid Electric Cars
August 23, 2019
Like technology fans itching to try the latest and greatest, electric-car owners are early adopters. EV sales remain paltry in the US despite tax credits and other discounts, but a new study aimed to uncover the major factors the internal-combustion engine reigns supreme.

Parking Lot at Shawnee (Kan.) City Hall Gets Electric Vehicle Charging Station
August 19, 2019
The parking lot at Shawnee City Hall now features an electric vehicle charging station. Kansas City Power and Light installed the charging station earlier this month. The charging station accommodates two electric vehicles. Costs to use the charging station are assessed to the user and not paid by the city.

Shell to Roll Out Electric Vehicle Charging Service at Stations Across Singapore
August 19, 2019
Called Shell Recharge, the electric-vehicle charging service currently is available at a single Shell station in the country at S$0.55 per kWh with another nine stations to be suited up by October.

Electrify America Aims to Get More Drivers Interested In Electric Cars with ‘Normal Now’ Campaign
August 19, 2019
Electrify America and San-Francisco-based agency Eleven, launched a brand-neutral digital marketing campaign, ‘Normal Now,’ that aims to normalize electric car and zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) ownership in the US.

UC Berkeley Has 6,000 Parking Spaces, But Only 1 Electric Vehicle Charger? What Gives?
August 19, 2019
Berkeley is so eco-conscious that it will soon ban everything from plastic forks at restaurants to natural gas in new homes, but that doesn’t help drivers find a spot to plug in their Teslas, Bolts or Priuses on the Cal campus.

Colorado Adopts California Electric Vehicle Mandate
August 16, 2019
For months, Colorado lawmakers and businesses have taken sides at a figurative continental divide—and not far from the real one—over whether (and how) the state might join California’s Zero Emissions Vehicle program and its corresponding electric-car mandate. We now have an answer. The Colorado Air Quality Control Commission has voted 8-1 in favor of a new standard requiring zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs).

Charging Stations Now Outnumber Gas Stations in Britain
August 16, 2019
It’s not unusual to hear people wave off the change to fully electric to when EV chargers are as plentiful as gas stations, and when vehicle charging can be done, in a pinch, in nearly the same time. One side of that equation has already arrived—in the UK. According to Nissan UK, there are about 9,300 public charging stations, as opposed to 8,400 gas stations.

Canadian Funds World’s First, Fully-Automated Pick-Up Parking System
August 15, 2019
The Canadian Government has announced an investment of C$2.4m (US$1.8m) to Ontario-based company s2e Technologies to test the world’s first integrated, automated electric vehicle (EV) parking system, offering residents fully automated pick-up and parking within their community.

New N.C. Law Will Make Vehicle Charging Stations More Like Gas Pumps
August 13, 2019
One day in the not-too-distant future, drivers of electric cars could pick charging stations the same way owners of gas guzzlers choose pumps now - by price. New rules being adopted around the country, including North Carolina, are clearing the way.

GM, VW Say They Won’t Build Hybrids Or Plug-in Hybrids, Only Battery Electric Cars
August 13, 2019
Hyundai/KIA are bringing plug-in hybrid models of the Soul, Kona, Niro, and Ioniq to market while Ford is still working to improve its PHEV offerings. But General Motors and Volkswagen now say they are going to leap frog over the whole PHEV/BEV discussion. Both companies will offer only full battery electric models in the future.

Cascade Medical Expands Patient Only Parking (Leavenworth, Wash.)
September 16, 2019
Cascade Medical has opened the lot at the corner of 9th and Commercial streets exclusively for patients from 8-5 Monday through Friday.

More Parking Spaces Coming at Busy Janeway Children's Hospital (St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada)
September 5, 2019
Eastern Health is opening up a new 58-space parking lot near the Janeway Children's Health and Rehabilitation Centre as well as overflow parking service this fall. In a news release Wednesday, the health authority said the new parking spaces will help ease parking woes before the 1,000-parking garage for the Health Sciences Centre is completed.

Mayo Clinic Health Systems Austin Offers Valet Parking
September 3, 2019
The tough job of healing and helping people when they walk through the doors. But even before they get to the door a Mayo clinic health system in Austin is taking it a step further by offering valet parking.

Parking Changes Frustrate Hospital Staff, Medical Unions (University of Michigan)
September 3, 2019
Approximately 280 faculty parking spaces were converted to patient-only parking near the University of Michigan hospital in mid-August. The changes force many hospital staff members to park in off-site locations or find other methods of transportation.

Ohio State Wexner Medical Center Proposes Parking Garage, Preparatory Projects for Ongoing Expansion
August 27, 2019
Ohio State University and Wexner Medical Center trustees are slated to vote on a parking garage to help serve a a future 840-bed hospital tower and preparatory projects for other expansion including the west campus outpatient complex.

Tourist Campers Use Split (Croatia) Hospital Parking for Free, But is it Legal?
August 26, 2019
Tourist campers have found a home in the southern parking lot of the Clinical Hospital Center in Firule (KBC Split), right in front of the main medical building that houses the Psychiatry Clinic. For countless days and nights, camper vans have found comfort in spending their summer holidays in this popular Split parking lot.

Petition for Free Hospital Parking Nationwide (Canada)
August 23, 2019
A Langley man is taking his petition to Parliament, in hopes of eliminating pay parking from all Canadian emergency rooms. As Travis Prasad reports, he’s making one last push for signatures before heading to Ottawa.

Parking Changes at University of Michigan Hospital Leave Nurses Frustrated
August 16, 2019
Nurses working at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor are frustrated after a change reduced the number of available parking spaces. The University of Michigan Hospital is world-renowned for its innovative care, but parking is one issue that plagues the practice, and it recently became even more complicated.

MCCH Announces Valet Parking for Medical Arts (Murray, Ky.)
August 14, 2019
Murray-Calloway County Hospital is pleased to announce the implementation of a free hospital valet parking service for all patients and visitors of the Medical Arts Building.

Smart Cities: From Plastic Pollution to Plastic Roads
September 15, 2019
Smart City developments are rapidly advancing the way we live, work, and commute in our daily life. Smart City infrastructure is currently seeing a high-level of innovation toward a more sustainable future in the Netherlands. Using post-consumer plastic waste PlasticRoad builds sustainable roads of plastic reducing plastic pollution along the way.

White Rock Joins List of Municipalities Opposed to Ride-Hailing Rules (British Columbia, Canada)
September 15, 2019
White Rock has thrown its weight behind a push by some municipalities to have the Passenger Transportation Board review its policies around ride-hailing in British Columbia.

What It’s like Inside the World’s Largest Bike Parking Garage
September 13, 2019
If you’re rushing to catch a train in the Dutch city of Utrecht, you’ll probably show up on a bike—and a massive new bike parking garage is designed to let you store your bike and get to the platform as quickly as possible. Though it’s the largest bike parking garage in the world, with space for 12,656 bicycles, the design means that you can ride inside, find a spot, and be at your train in five minutes or less.

Uber Makes It Official: Service Has Ended at Ontario International Airport
September 13, 2019
Uber, the pioneering ride-hailing business, has ceased operations at Ontario International Airport, saying it is leaving because of a dispute over a fee increase imposed by the airport.

Urban Laboratories: GrowSmarter Project Is a Leading Light for Smart Cities
September 11, 2019
Stockholm, Barcelona and Cologne have taken on the role of urban laboratories for cities of the future as part of a European project aimed at making cities smarter and greener. Piloted in the three ‘Lighthouse Cities’, the GrowSmarter urban laboratories initiative brings together cities, industry and academia to demonstrate viable solutions for energy, infrastructure and transport.

Virac’s Right-Side Parking Policy Irks Establishments, Motorists (Catanduanes, Philippines)
September 10, 2019
Motorists joined affected business establishments in criticizing last week’s implementation of the right-side parking policy of the Virac municipal government.

Parking Crackdown: MPs Want to Ban Drivers from Parking on the Pavement in England
September 9, 2019
The Commons transport committee has advised an outright ban should be implemented across the country to help areas which currently suffer from parking anarchy. The Pavement Parking report, published today, reveals plans to increase enforcement of the issue.

British Columbia Taxi Industry Challenges ‘Destructive Competition’ from Ride-Hailing Apps
September 6, 2019
A coalition of nine taxi companies in Metro Vancouver has asked the B.C. Supreme Court to quash ride-hailing rules it says were illegally created for companies such as Uber and Lyft.

More Parking Spaces Coming at Busy Janeway Children's Hospital (St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada)
September 5, 2019
Eastern Health is opening up a new 58-space parking lot near the Janeway Children's Health and Rehabilitation Centre as well as overflow parking service this fall. In a news release Wednesday, the health authority said the new parking spaces will help ease parking woes before the 1,000-parking garage for the Health Sciences Centre is completed.

In Sweden, Golden Arches Now Double as Signposts for Electric Car Charging
September 4, 2019
In Sweden, McDonald's is catering to the growing numbers of electric car drivers by turning its classic Golden Arches restaurant signs into signposts letting people know where they can charge their vehicles. The company has charging stations at 55 restaurants in the country, making it the largest restaurant chain for electric car charging.

Japan Will Let Self-Driving Cars Wander Freely Ahead of Tokyo Olympics
September 4, 2019
Before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics officially kick off, tourists and locals are in for quite a display around the area. Japan will allow dozens of self-driving cars to freely roam near the competition areas and shuttle passengers. According to a Bloomberg report on Thursday, the government is working with automakers such as Toyota and Nissan to release the self-driving cars on city streets for a week before the games begin next July. The whole idea is to flex Japan's muscles in the budding autonomous car field.

China Is Leaning on Ride-Hailing to Boost Sales of Electric Vehicles
September 4, 2019
Hua would prefer not to drive a battery-electric car. But after the Chinese city of Guangzhou began implementing rules that made it all but impossible to use his gasoline car for ride-hailing, he rented an electric model from BYD in April. Now he worries constantly about the car running out of range, especially on hot days that can drain the battery faster.

Bring on Uber: Company Applies to Operate in Vancouver
August 28, 2019
The company follows a similar announcement from Lyft earlier this month, as B.C. finalizes its guidelines for ride-hailing companies.

Tourist Campers Use Split (Croatia) Hospital Parking for Free, But is it Legal?
August 26, 2019
Tourist campers have found a home in the southern parking lot of the Clinical Hospital Center in Firule (KBC Split), right in front of the main medical building that houses the Psychiatry Clinic. For countless days and nights, camper vans have found comfort in spending their summer holidays in this popular Split parking lot.

Petition for Free Hospital Parking Nationwide (Canada)
August 23, 2019
A Langley man is taking his petition to Parliament, in hopes of eliminating pay parking from all Canadian emergency rooms. As Travis Prasad reports, he’s making one last push for signatures before heading to Ottawa.

How Autonomous Cars Are Paving Road to Change in Dubai
August 23, 2019
Ahmed Bahrozyan, Chief Executive Officer of Public Transport Agency-Roads and Transport Authority in United Arab Emirates, provides valuable insight into the future of autonomous cars in Dubai.

Shell to Roll Out Electric Vehicle Charging Service at Stations Across Singapore
August 19, 2019
Called Shell Recharge, the electric-vehicle charging service currently is available at a single Shell station in the country at S$0.55 per kWh with another nine stations to be suited up by October.

Council to Seize and Destroy Vehicles If People Persistently Evade Parking Fines (Isle of Wight, England)
August 16, 2019
The Isle of Wight Council has threatened to seize and destroy vehicles if people persistently evade parking fines.

Charging Stations Now Outnumber Gas Stations in Britain
August 16, 2019
It’s not unusual to hear people wave off the change to fully electric to when EV chargers are as plentiful as gas stations, and when vehicle charging can be done, in a pinch, in nearly the same time. One side of that equation has already arrived—in the UK. According to Nissan UK, there are about 9,300 public charging stations, as opposed to 8,400 gas stations.

Canadian Funds World’s First, Fully-Automated Pick-Up Parking System
August 15, 2019
The Canadian Government has announced an investment of C$2.4m (US$1.8m) to Ontario-based company s2e Technologies to test the world’s first integrated, automated electric vehicle (EV) parking system, offering residents fully automated pick-up and parking within their community.

Trent U Installs New Permeable Parking Spots, First University In Ontario With Green Parking
August 15, 2019
Trent University will become the first university in Ontario to install permeable grid paving—an environmental innovation made popular in Europe—when they add about 100 parking spots this summer to their Symons Campus in Peterborough.

If an Autonomous Vehicle Crashes, Who Pays and Who Is Responsible?
August 13, 2019
Autonomous vehicles may seem some way off in the future, but the introduction of self-driving cars onto Australian roads presents challenges that must be considered before regulatory changes can be implemented to allow autonomous driving.

‘Highway Robbery’: Brisbane Central Business District Named Australia’s Most Expensive Off-Street Parking at $31.41 an Hour (Australia)
August 13, 2019
Motorists in the Brisbane CBD pay the highest short-term off-street parking rates in Australia at an average of $31.41 an hour and $18.30 for just 30 minutes in what RACQ describes as “highway robbery”.

Chandigarh Devises Quick Fixes for City’s Traffic Congestion (India)
August 13, 2019
After a series of deliberations on measures to rid city of traffic congestion, control private vehicles and manage parking in both residential and commercial areas of the UT, the Chandigarh administration has come up with three key immediate doable action plans, aiming to start it without any delay.

Southland Printing Acquires Assets of Digital Printing Systems
September 9, 2019
Southland Printing Company, Inc. today announced that it has acquired substantially all the business assets of Digital Printing Systems, Inc., a leading provider of printed parking and transit products. Digital Printing Systems, founded in 1971 by Don Nores and based in Azusa, California, serves more than 500 customers in over 30 countries and is known for high-quality products and personalized customer service.

PayByPhone Names Stephen Lazenby Chief Product Officer
September 5, 2019
PayByPhone, the global leader in mobile parking payments, today announced that Stephen Lazenby has been named Chief Product Officer.

Propark Mobility Adds Stephen Duffy to Executive Team
September 3, 2019
Propark Mobility (“Propark”) has announced the appointment of Stephen Duffy as the company’s Chief Strategy Officer.

Ritu Vig Appointed as Chief Legal Officer and Secretary at SP Plus Corporation
September 3, 2019
SP Plus Corporation (SP+), (Nasdaq: SP), a leading provider of parking, ground transportation, baggage handling and related services to commercial, institutional, municipal, and aviation clients throughout North America, today announced the appointment of Ritu Vig as Chief Legal Officer (CLO) and Secretary.

SP Plus Corporation Promotes Kristopher Roy to Chief Financial Officer
August 28, 2019
SP Plus Corporation (SP+), (Nasdaq: SP), a leading provider of parking, ground transportation, baggage handling and related services to commercial, institutional, municipal, and aviation clients throughout North America, today announced the appointment of Kristopher Roy as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

SpotHero Raises $50M to Accelerate Growth, Make 50 Engineering Hires
August 22, 2019
On Thursday, SpotHero announced that it raised a $50 million Series D funding round. That brings the company’s total funding to $118 million.

SeatGeek Partners with Arrive to Help Reduce Traffic, Event Parking Issues
August 21, 2019
Secondary ticketing site SeatGeek has announced a partnership with Arrive, the powered parking company, to help ease traffic at live events. Eventgoers will now have the ability to find and purchase parking ahead of an event to help them reach their seats on time and alleviate massive amounts of traffic.

Ubiq Partners with DLT to Drive Digital Security Software to the Public Sector
August 21, 2019
DLT Solutions, a government solutions aggregator, has partnered with Ubiq to distribute its digital data security solutions to the public sector. By leveraging DLT's public sector expertise and partner network, government agencies can now procure Ubiq solutions to secure any type of data, on any device, across any environment, without impacting performance or user experience.

Ellen Jones will be DDOT’s new Chief Project Delivery Officer (Washington, D.C.)
August 14, 2019
When Sam Zimbabwe left to head Seattle’s Department of Transportation, he left some big shoes to fill. That position will now go to Ellen Jones, who is currently Deputy Executive Director of the Downtown DC Business Improvement District and previously headed up the Washington Area Bicyclist Association.

Norwalk (Conn.) To Stripe Angled Parking Spaces On 3 Downtown Streets
September 14, 2019
New reverse angle parking spaces will be installed on sections of Wall, River and Main streets in Norwalk, according to officials. The lines are being painted for reverse – or back-in – angle parking spots, which is a safer method for motorists and will add 10 spaces to the area.

Ypsilanti (Mich.) Officials Considering Parking Overhaul for Business Districts
September 11, 2019
Business districts in Ypsilanti’s city core could see increased metered parking and new pay-by-phone technology under a plan presented to City Council Monday night.

Newburyport (Mass.) City Council Opens Garage to Employee Parking Pass Holders
September 11, 2019
The City Council approved a pair of orders on Monday to allow employee parking pass holders to use the city’s new parking garage in addition to municipal parking lots, while raising the price of the employee passes by $10 per quarter.

After Study, New Bedford (Mass.) to Implement Parking Improvements
September 5, 2019
The City of New Bedford released its downtown and waterfront parking study recommendations, based on a study by the consulting firm Stantec that began last year.

City of Erie (Pa.) in Danger of Losing $425,000 from Parking Authority
September 5, 2019
The city of Erie and the Erie Parking Authority have had a longstanding municipal services agreement that gives the authority debt guarantees in exchange for an annual payment. The Parking Authority paid the city $500,000 under that arrangement in 2019. But with the unveiling of Mayor Joe Schember’s 2020 city budget proposal roughly two months away, the authority is telling Schember’s administration that it cannot afford a similar payment in 2020.

Newark (N.J.) Expands on Solutions for Parking Shortages
September 1, 2019
Last May, the city of Newark, New Jersey, faced an unlikely issue: a severe "inventory reduction" in parking on and surrounding Main Street. The projected losses in May were up to 252 parking spaces and a potential revenue loss $385,000 for the city government, but those numbers have since decreased due to strides made over the summer months.

Allentown (Pa.) Parking Authority Opens Seventh Street Lots for Development After Downtown Hotel Plan Fizzles
August 28, 2019
The Allentown Parking Authority is seeking development pitches for two underused adjoining lots in downtown Allentown. The authority Board of Directors on Wednesday directed staff to solicit requests for proposals for the partial development of more than an acre of blacktop in the 100 block of North Seventh Street and the 700 block of West Turner Street.

Canonsburg (Pa.) Considers Parking Kiosks
August 27, 2019
Canonsburg officials are considering changing public parking, with a possible switch from coin meters to kiosk stations. Mayor Dave Rhome said the preliminary discussion concerns the nearly 200 parking meters in the borough’s business district, both lots and street spaces on Pike Street, North Jefferson Avenue and North Central Avenue.

Stoughton (Mass.) Picks Its Spots - for Parking
August 26, 2019
After months of planning, Stoughton town officials unveiled the final draft of the downtown municipal parking plan to selectmen, who approved it, 5-0, Aug. 20. “As you know, the public expressed concerns about parking,” Economic Development Director Pam McCarthy said. “What we found was there was no lack of parking. There was a lack of safe parking.” The new municipal parking plan, which has been in the works for several months, redesigns and reclassifies six of the parking lots in town.

Phase 1 of Updated Downtown Cedar Falls (Iowa) Parking Plan Nearly Done
August 26, 2019
In order to improve parking in the downtown area, the city of Cedar Falls conducted a parking study in February 2019. The study included a recommendation plan. The ordinances were approved on June 17 by the Cedar Falls City Council. The city then broke down the recommendations into two phases of completion.

Jackson’s (Miss.) Mayor Says City Will Have New Parking Meters in Just a Few Months
August 26, 2019
Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba. We are the first to report a date for new parking meters in downtown Jackson. The Mayor has seen the new high tech meters and says they offer a full range of services. The city has already announced Capital Street in downtown Jackson will be the pilot location for the new parking meters. But Jackson's mayor says other areas will be added.

Back-In Angle Parking Debuts In South Bend (Ind.) to Improve All-Around Safety
August 20, 2019
With the new Howard Park set to open later this fall, South Bend Venues, Parks and Arts wants drivers to get a head start on the equally new parking style along St. Louis Boulevard. It's called back-in angle parking, the first of its kind in South Bend.

Only In the World of Puyallup (Wash.) Parking Could Taco Bell Be Considered a ‘Resident’
August 19, 2019
More than twenty percent of Puyallup's residential parking permits is held by businesses, the city and even churches. Businesses are supposed to apply and park in designated lots, the city said.

Charlevoix (Mich.) City Council Approves $133,000 Parking Equipment Purchase
August 19, 2019
The Charlevoix city council authorized a $133,000 purchase of parking equipment on Monday, including new smart meters, pay kiosks and enforcement tools for use in some downtown parking areas.

Starting Monday, Full-Time, On-Street Parking in the Clifton Business District (Cincinnati, Ohio)
August 15, 2019
A pilot project meant to calm traffic along Ludlow Avenue goes into effect this Monday, Aug. 19, creating full-time, on-street parking between Cornell Place and Brookline Avenue in the Clifton Business District.

City Expands Metered Parking across Treasure Island (Fla.)
August 14, 2019
It will soon be easier to find parking in Treasure Island, for a fee of course. During their regular Aug. 6 meeting, city commissioners unanimously voted to spend $40,705 to provide 42 additional metered parking spaces in four different areas around the island, giving the city a total of 472 metered places.

City Council Explores Public Parking Changes (Greenville, N.C.)
August 13, 2019
Quadrupling a fine, terminating the e-tag program and charging a late-night parking fee are some of the recommendations the Greenville City Council is exploring to improve parking in the downtown area.

Newark (Del.) Council Approves Controversial Plan to Convert Lots to Metered Parking
August 13, 2019
Big changes are coming to the way downtown Newark visitors pay for parking in municipal lots. City council on Monday unanimously approved the controversial changes, which could start within the next few weeks. Under the plan, the parking gates will be removed, and the lots will instead be controlled by several multi-space parking kiosks. Upon parking in the lot, drivers will input their license plate number into the electronic kiosk and submit payment or pay through a smartphone app.

Denver Issuing Fewer Tickets as Parking Enforcement Team Shrinks
September 16, 2019
Denver issued fewer parking tickets in 2018 than any year in the prior decade, according to a recent financial report.

Isle of Palms (S.C.) Considering Enforcing Public Street Parking Rules 24/7
September 16, 2019
The Isle of Palms Public Safety Committee had a discussion on changing the hours when parking is regulated along the public rights-of-way. Public rights-of-way include on street parking in residential areas and beyond.

iParq Teams Up With PayByPhone to Streamline Parking Operations
September 16, 2019
iParq is unveiling a new integration with PayByPhone that provides Parking Enforcement Officers (PEOs) a simple, quick way to verify if payment has been made via the PayByPhone app. The integration allows PEOs to access parking reservations in a single platform, making it simpler and quicker for them to determine if the vehicle is in violation and issue a citation from iParq handhelds.

Austin Is First Market Testing a New Way to "Boot" Vehicles
September 13, 2019
Park your car illegally and instead of getting booted your car may get tagged. The Tire Tag is a new device that's about to get a trial run in Austin.

The Philadelphia Parking Authority Is Cutting You a Break? Yes, It's Real
September 13, 2019
You're walking to your car and your stomach drops as the feeling of dread sinks in. On your windshield, you spot it. It's that piece of paper that's about to take a chunk out of your paycheck. Only, it's not. Not this time. Not today.

Fans Beware: Ames (Iowa) Has Doubled Illegal Parking Fines on Game Day
September 12, 2019
Hawkeye and Cyclones fans traveling to Ames for the rivalry football game this weekend should be prepared for a change in the already challenging chore of finding a place to park. The city of Ames this year passed an ordinance doubling the fine for illegal parking from 6 a.m. to midnight on game day.

Philly (Pa.) Blesses Worshipers with Free Parking, Eliciting Cyclists’ Old Testament Wrath
September 12, 2019
On streets near 74 houses of worship in Center City, the faithful are granted relaxed parking enforcement that allows them to put their cars in places that are convenient for services. Some have worshiped at the same place for decades, but their cars are now obstacles to the growing number of bicyclists in Philadelphia. On weekends, bike lanes transform into parking spaces, forcing riders to coexist with cars, an unnerving and potentially dangerous way to travel.

Redwood City (Calif.) Residents May Soon Be Charged to Park on Their Own Streets
September 10, 2019
Like so many suburban areas on the Peninsula, Redwood City continues to deal with growing pains. The lack of parking in residential areas there has forced neighbors to demand that the city issue parking permits. Now, Redwood City may charge those residents to pay for those permits, in essence charging them to park on their own street.

Curb Your Enthusiasm on ‘Reserved’ Parking (Durango, Colo.)
September 9, 2019
Can Durango residents reserve parking on their streets? “Reserved” parking on a public street? The city didn’t reserve judgment on this issue. “You can’t do that,” said our good friend Wade Moore, Durango’s parking operations manager.

Parking Crackdown: MPs Want to Ban Drivers from Parking on the Pavement in England
September 9, 2019
The Commons transport committee has advised an outright ban should be implemented across the country to help areas which currently suffer from parking anarchy. The Pavement Parking report, published today, reveals plans to increase enforcement of the issue.

Update to Burlington's (Ill.) New 3-Hour Parking Policy
September 9, 2019
On August 19th, 2019 the Burlington City Council passed a resolution changing the 4-hour parking in the downtown district to 3 hours. At about 3 pm on Friday, September 6th it was discovered that adequate notification to the public had not been disseminated in a news release prior to enforcement beginning.

NYPD Actively Enforcing ‘Reserved’ Parking on Staten Island
September 9, 2019
NYPD officers are taking action against residents unlawfully holding parking spaces on public roads, following multiple complaints from residents in one Staten Island neighborhood.

Collier Hearing Examiner Paves the Way for Celebration Park Parking Lot Despite Neighborhood Objections (Naples, Fla.)
September 5, 2019
An empty lot that has been used for overflow parking for a popular East Naples food truck park and had drawn the ire of some neighbors has cleared a major hurdle.

City of Oakland (Calif.) Rolls out Parking Bans in the Oakland Hills, Aims to Improve Emergency Response Time
August 28, 2019
Following complaints from residents about the Oakland Fire Department's slow response time to emergencies, the City of Oakland is looking for solutions to address a serious public safety issue regarding emergency vehicle access through narrow streets. They're prohibiting vehicles from parking on the side of the road.

Ames (Iowa) Officials Poised to Tackle Game Day Parking Problems
August 28, 2019
The countdown to game day in Ames is underway, and city officials are busy preparing for the flood of fans. Before the Iowa State Cyclones take the field Saturday, officials with Ames Parking Enforcement said they will be ready to tackle game day parking problems outside the field.

Old Palo Alto (Calif.) Poised for New Parking Restrictions
August 28, 2019
An effort by residents in the Old Palo Alto neighborhood to institute new parking restrictions on their blocks is expected to advance Wednesday night, when the Planning and Transportation Commission considers the proposal.

Fair Oaks Ranch (Santa Clarita, Calif.) Residents Voice Concerns over Parking Issues in Neighborhood
August 27, 2019
About a dozen Fair Oaks Ranch residents took to City Hall Tuesday urging the Santa Clarita City Council to help resolve issues, such as lack of parking, they say have negatively impacted their quality of life.

Jackson (Miss.) Police Stepping Up Parking Enforcement Downtown
August 19, 2019
The Jackson Police Department unveiled two new patrol cars Monday that are assigned to the business of parking enforcement in the downtown area. JPD also rolled out new e-reader ticket writers.

City Reinstates Free Street Parking after Community Backlash, Vows to Remove Parking Elsewhere (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
August 16, 2019
The city quietly removed signs forbidding parking on residential blocks in Clinton Hill and Prospect Heights on Wednesday in response to intense community backlash — but officials vowed to continue their push to remove parking spots throughout the borough, according to a spokeswoman for the Department of Transportation.

New Parking Rules for Downtown DeKalb (Ill.) to Begin Aug. 29
August 15, 2019
People working or visiting downtown DeKalb should know that parking changes will begin Aug. 29. Downtown residents no longer will have to pay for a permit, and those wishing to stay a little longer will be able enjoy longer stays.

City of Fayetteville (N.C.) Re-evaluating Parking Enforcement in Downtown Area
August 12, 2019
Compromise is the name of the game for the City of Fayetteville and those looking to re-evaluate parking changes. Downtown Alliance, a non-profit group, is set to speak with city officials Tuesday morning to see what changes can be made.

City to Continue Parking Enforcement Routine (Jamestown, N.Y.)
August 11, 2019
Despite a Federal Court’s ruling finding the practice of chalking tires unconstitutional, city officials will not change its current parking enforcement routine.

County Beefs up Code Against Big Trucks Parking in Neighborhoods (Clark County, Nev.)
August 10, 2019
Since Anthony Keep bought his home in Sunrise Manor in 2011, he’s seen a lot of improvements — nicer landscaping, new sidewalks and rebuilt roads, among them. That’s why he was so disheartened when he started noticing big semitractor-trailers parked in the neighborhood, including one right in front of his house.

Why the Parking Industry Holds the Keys to the Future of Transportation
September 13, 2019
With a focus on bringing new vehicles and transportation services to today’s streets — from connected cars to scooters to rideshare — the transportation industry has historically overlooked an element of the mobility ecosystem that we hold near and dear to our hearts: parking.

After Rise of Scooters, NACTO Updates Micromobility Guidance
September 13, 2019
More than a year after shared scooters fleets were introduced to cities, the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) has released updated guidelines to manage shared micromobility fleets. To more nimbly regulate the industry and meet transportation goals, the guide recommends flexible permitting structures, including incentive-based performance clauses around issues like shifting trips or increasing options for underserved communities.

What Does the Future of Parking in Downtown Memphis Look Like? Here Are 5 Things to Know
September 12, 2019
The Downtown Parking Authority has a new name — the Downtown Mobility Authority — and with it, a renewed focus on parking, commuting and the power of technology to help move people around Downtown Memphis.

Reading (Pa.) Mayor Wally Scott Proposes Property Swap to Clear Debt with Parking Authority
September 10, 2019
Reading Mayor Wally Scott might have come up with a solution to the city's unpaid parking bills. The Reading Parking Authority discovered the city might owe millions of dollars in unpaid parking fees from a 1990 agreement that said the city would pay the authority $162,000 a year in exchange for 300 parking spaces.

Update: San Jose Eliminates Safe Parking Program in One Location
September 10, 2019
Less than a year after it was first launched, the San Jose City Council unanimously voted to scrap the city’s family-oriented safe parking pilot program at the Seven Trees Community Center, citing concerns about safety, a lack of participation and trash onsite.

San Francisco to Open Safe Parking Site for RV Dwellers by November
September 10, 2019
San Francisco will open its first ‘safe parking’ site to address the growing population of people living in their vehicles on residential blocks by November.

Reading (Pa.) May Owe 'Sizeable' Amount to Reading Parking Authority
September 8, 2019
The City of Reading may owe the Reading Parking Authority millions of dollars in unpaid parking fees. Parking Authority Executive Director Nathan Matz, who is also a city police lieutenant, discovered a nearly 30-year-old agreement between the parking authority and the city that said the city would pay the authority $162,000 a year and get 300 parking spaces.

Is a 'Safe Parking' Program the Answer to Palo Alto's (Calif.) Vehicle Dweller Problems?
September 6, 2019
With Palo Alto's homeless population on the rise, city leaders are looking at two publicly owned sites near the Baylands as possible locations for a new "safe parking" program aimed at vehicle dwellers.

City Council Says No To Diagonal Parking On N. Dakota Street (Vermillion, S.D.)
September 6, 2019
City staff showed how allowing diagonal parking along North Dakota would be a bad idea by pointing out that Dakota, with its parallel parking, is much less accident-prone than the one area in town with concentrated diagonal parking -- downtown Vermillion.

Propark Mobility Taps ParkHub for High-Profile Launch
September 5, 2019
Tomorrow, September 6th, the highly-anticipated Chase Center opens its doors to the public. As fans flood toward the $1.4-billion, 18,000-seat arena for the first time, Propark Mobility ("Propark") will assume its position at the front line of the venue's parking operations. The parking management company will leverage ParkHub technology from grand opening into the inaugural season to ensure an exceptional fan experience starts in the parking lot.

Driving Around and Around City Blocks Looking for Parking Seems like a Colossal Waste of Fuel
September 5, 2019
It’s true that we waste lots of gas and time—and create lots of stress for ourselves—in the constant search for parking spaces. UCLA urban planning professor Donald Shoup and his students observed hundreds of cars driving around four sites in Los Angeles’s bustling Westwood Village, a commercial district next to the UCLA campus, and found about one in three drivers was “cruising” in search of a spot. On average, each cruising driver spent only 3.3 minutes on the hunt over about a half-mile in distance — but the numbers add up quickly, given that some 8,000 cars park in Westwood Village each day.

Parking Garages in Hampton Roads (Va.) Open to Public Ahead of Hurricane Dorian’s Arrival
September 5, 2019
Newport News city officials say the Fountain Way and Merchants Walk parking garages in City Center are available for Newport News residents in low-lying areas to park their vehicles.

Parking Woes in Downtown Edmonds (Wash.) Stump City Leaders
September 4, 2019
A parking garage, shuttles from church parking lots and bike-sharing services are all potential solutions to parking problems for Edmonds’ growing downtown. But for now, the process is stalled.

Google Parent Alphabet Moves into Infrastructure Investing
September 4, 2019
Google parent company Alphabet announced it will launch an infrastructure holding company known as Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners (SIP) alongside smart city subsidiary Sidewalk Labs and the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan.

New Company Could Handle Controversial Downtown Fayetteville (N.C.) Paid Parking Program
September 4, 2019
A company that has handled the city’s downtown parking enforcement for more than 20 years may soon be losing the job. Instead, a controversial downtown on-street paid parking program that is expected to be implemented in February might be handled by the Chattanooga-based company Republic/Lanier Parking.

Will Reston (Va.) Have Communities and Parks at Its Metro Stations, or Parking Lots?
September 3, 2019
In Reston, fights over how the area should grow are on to a new round, this time over some parking lots just outside of a Metro station. A development proposed for an area near the Silver Line would include new office space, retail storefronts and apartments, but one local group is not pleased.

San Bruno (Calif.) Parking Program Approved
September 3, 2019
San Bruno residents frustrated with constantly circling their block looking for a parking spot can launch a neighborhood permit program to reduce the competition for street spaces, under a recent decision by city officials.

No Parking? a Different Way to Measure a Hot Economy
August 29, 2019
If you're like a lot of workers in Arizona and the rest of our nation, you may be circling the lot more often to find a place where you can set the parking brake. That's because those once-empty spots are becoming rarer. An inconvenience, for sure, but not a bad situation considering a decade ago many of us wondered if we ever would see a company lot again.

A Practical Guide To Mobility Data Sharing
August 28, 2019
Over the last year and a half, shared electric scooters have expanded to over 300 cities around the world. With this growth, so too have requirements by cities that operators of shared vehicle fleets, namely scooters, provide cities with data and information to help policy makers more effectively manage their streets and public spaces.

Does South Burlington (Vt.) Have Too Much Parking?
August 27, 2019
The city of South Burlington believes it has a parking problem: too many available spaces. And all those parking lots aren't leaving much room for new developers.

Protected Bike Lanes vs. Parking Debate Divides South Philly
August 27, 2019
Only three communities in the U.S. boast a higher rate of bicycle commuting than the section of Southeast Philadelphia that South 11th Street runs through, according to U.S. Census data. But that top national ranking is no comfort to area residents inflamed by the city's decision to remove 18 to 24 parking spaces on South 11th between Reed and Bainbridge to make way for new and improved bicycle infrastructure.

This 1930s Invention Was Supposed to Make Parallel Parking Easy
August 27, 2019
These days, some cars can help you parallel park with the touch of a button, but it wasn't always so easy. Back in the 1930s you had to parallel park the old-fashioned way, and this short clip from a newsreel shows how one inventor in California came up with a plan to let drivers squeeze into parking spaces with ease.

Turtles Hatching in Monroe (Conn.) Parking Lot
August 27, 2019
The town’s animal control officer cautioned residents to be aware of turtles hatching and trying to find water in a local parking lot. Animal control officer Edward Risko posted on his personal Facebook page Tuesday after that the turtles were in the parking lot at 435 Main St., near Last Drop Coffee Drop and People’s Bank. He said the turtles were hatching and trying to cross the parking lot to get to water on the opposite side.

A Parking Garage Had 6 Suicides in 4 Years. Signs on the Walls Are Trying to Prevent More. (Charlotte, N.C.)
August 26, 2019
Between March 2015 and this past March, police records show six people ended their lives at Center City Green Parking Deck in downtown Charlotte. The garage recently worked with Fonda Bryant, a mental health activist, to hang six suicide-prevention signs in spots that would be visible to someone who came up the stairs or the elevator, Bryant said, and they printed four extras in case someone tears down the originals.

Burlingame (Calif.) to Sort Downtown Parking Issues
August 26, 2019
With construction of a new garage and affordable housing development in downtown Burlingame approaching, city officials approved a slate of programs designed to alleviate the anticipated parking problems.

Proposal Would Rid Port Angeles (Wash.) of Parking Requirements
August 23, 2019
A split City Council grappled Tuesday with a surprise proposal to eliminate minimum off-street parking requirements for homes and businesses in Port Angeles.

On-Demand Parking Startup SpotHero Raises $50 Million
August 22, 2019
SpotHero, the Chicago-based company that has developed an on-demand parking app, has raised $50 million in a Series D round led by Macquarie Capital.

7 of the Most Ingenious and Hilarious Parking Ideas
August 20, 2019
Parking can sometimes be a bit of a nightmare. Gauging whether or not your vehicle will fit into a particular space, worried about blocking traffic as you parallel park on the side of the road — it's not always an easy task. When you're learning to drive and taking lessons, it's not always as tricky as in "real" life.

In the 1970s, the National Mall Was a Literal Parking Lot
August 19, 2019
Fifty years ago, amid American cities’ drive to remake themselves in service of cars, prominent parts of the National Mall were apparently turned into parking lots.

The People of Central Park West Want Their Parking Spaces (Sorry, Cyclists)
August 18, 2019
In a city with gridlocked streets, creaky public transit and where cycling deaths are on the rise, the opposing lines are clear. Bicycle advocates and city officials want to make the roads more bike friendly — and safer — at a time when the popularity of urban biking is soaring. On the other side are those who accuse the city of becoming ever more hostile toward drivers.

Vandal Strikes 3rd Chicago Parking Garage in as Many Days: Police
August 15, 2019
More than a dozen cars inside a parking garage in Chicago's Loop were damaged early Thursday, according to police, marking the third incident of similar vandalism in as many days.

Convention Place Building to Be Torn Down, Turned Into Parking Lot (Cincinnati, Ohio)
August 15, 2019
The Port on Thursday approved up to $4 million in financing to tear down a Downtown building at 435 Elm St., which would be used temporarily as a surface parking lot.

Passport Again Named One of America’s Fastest-Growing Companies on 2019 Inc. 5000 List
August 14, 2019
Today, Inc. magazine released its annual list of the fastest-growing private companies and Passport ranks at #832. This is Passport’s second consecutive year on the list, which ranks privately-held companies based on percentage revenue growth over a three-year period.

Finding a Parking Spot in East Lansing Just Got a Little Easier (East Lansing, Mich.)
August 13, 2019
There are now over 300 new parking spaces available in East Lansing with the opening of the Albert Avenue garage.

End of One-Hour Free Parking Downtown to Be 'Revisited' After Outcry from Businesses (Clarksville, Tenn.)
September 13, 2019
After outcry from downtown Clarksville business owners and customers, the Clarksville Parking Commission plans to revisit some recent pending changes announced in downtown parking regulations, including the most controversial change of all — discontinuing first-hour free parking effective Oct. 1.

After Two Months of Paid Parking in Downtown Sarasota, the Community Has Mixed Reactions
September 13, 2019
It’s been nearly two months since the City of Sarasota rolled out paid parking in Downtown Sarasota. Already - the City said it’s generated nearly $100,000. So- what do you think about them?

Vote to Double Parking Rates in Miami Beach During Big Events Delayed Until October
September 13, 2019
A law that would double parking rates in Miami Beach during events with a high number of visitors on the island was put on the back burner after commissioners expressed concerns about the impact it could have on employees and businesses in the city.

Key West Raises Parking Fees at Two Popular Tourist Spots
September 9, 2019
It will cost a little more to visit Key West if you want to watch the sunset at Mallory Square or walk along Smathers Beach. The Key West City Commission in a 6-1 vote on Sept. 4 ended free parking near Smathers Beach on A1A, in the 1900 to 2600 blocks of South Roosevelt Boulevard, in an effort to increase revenue as budget season is wrapping up.

Regular Parking Fees Return After Metro Shutdown In Alexandria (Va.)
September 6, 2019
Alexandria will bring back regular parking fees for evenings and weekends at city-owned parking garages and lots.

Nevada City Parking Meter Committee to Recommend 50 Cents an Hour
September 5, 2019
Nevada City’s parking committee has agreed to take the brakes off a proposed meter increase that stalled out after community push back. Residents and business owners had made it clear they were unhappy with the rate change approved in June that would have increased the cost of parking in much of Nevada City’s downtown from 25 cents an hour to $1.

Parking at Some NJ Transit Lots Just Got More Expensive
September 3, 2019
NJ Transit commuters may get a little sticker shock this month when they park at the train station or bus park and ride lots. Daily, monthly and quarterly parking rates at 32 parking lots throughout NJ Transit’s system increased as of Sept. 1.

Breckenridge (Colo.) Town Council Raises Parking Rates
August 28, 2019
The town of Breckenridge is going to be raising its parking rates in order to discourage long-term and overnight parking.

'First-Hour Free' Parking Will End in Downtown Clarksville (Tenn.) Oct. 1; City to Implement New Rates
August 26, 2019
The City of Clarksville is changing the parking rate system downtown, which includes ending the first-hour free program. On October 1, downtown visitors must pay $1 for the first hour of parking and $2 for every additional hour up to three hours.

New Parking Garage Rate Structure Planned In West Chester (Pa.)
August 21, 2019
Borough council is mulling over the possibility of creating a new garage rate structure for monthly parkers. Council members would need to vote to make a change to the monthly rates at the Bicentennial Garage on High Street and the Chestnut Street Garage. The issue was tabled at Tuesday’s workshop meeting and will likely appear on the September meeting agenda.

Proposed Parking Fees Could Impact Uptown (Greenville, N.C.)
August 21, 2019
The City of Greenville Special Event Liaison, Corey Barrett shared proposed parking changes which would affect members of the community who work and live in the Uptown District during a Tuesday night meeting.

Free Parking Awaits Customers Who Shop, Eat In Downtown Annapolis (Md.)
August 20, 2019
Free parking awaits customers who frequent downtown businesses participating in the Park Shop & Dine program led by the City of Annapolis. The program allows businesses to reward customers with free parking validations for up to four hours at four city-owned garages.

New On-Street Handicap Parking In Royal Oak (Mich.) to Be Free for Six Months
August 15, 2019
Royal Oak officials have decided to make parking free for at least a half year at new on-street handicap spaces the city is nearly done installing. City Downtown Development Authority board members had recommended that Royal Oak keep meter rates in place to encourage turnover among those using handicap spaces. City Commission members decided this week to keep the space free for users for six months to determine whether it would have any impact on users leaving their vehicles for extended periods of time throughout the day.

Roswell (Ga.) Sets Parking Fees for 2 Downtown Streets
August 14, 2019
The Roswell City Council has approved installing a parking kiosk, deploying smart phone parking technology, and charging for on-street parking for 38 spaces on Canton Street and Elizabeth Way in the downtown historic district.

‘Highway Robbery’: Brisbane Central Business District Named Australia’s Most Expensive Off-Street Parking at $31.41 an Hour (Australia)
August 13, 2019
Motorists in the Brisbane CBD pay the highest short-term off-street parking rates in Australia at an average of $31.41 an hour and $18.30 for just 30 minutes in what RACQ describes as “highway robbery”.

Grant Money for a 'Green’ Parking Lot in Park Ridge (Ill.) Is on Hold
September 16, 2019
Park Ridge elected officials are expected to revisit a grant agreement later this year that, if approved, could lead to the design and construction of the city’s first “green” public parking lot.

Fayette‘S First Commercial Parking Deck Rises in Pinewood Forest
September 15, 2019
It was earlier in 2019 that ground was broken on Phase 1 of the Town Center portion of the large Pinewood Forest residential and retail development in west Fayetteville. Out of the ground now for one of the three new buildings is Fayette’s first commercial and residential parking deck.

What It’s like Inside the World’s Largest Bike Parking Garage
September 13, 2019
If you’re rushing to catch a train in the Dutch city of Utrecht, you’ll probably show up on a bike—and a massive new bike parking garage is designed to let you store your bike and get to the platform as quickly as possible. Though it’s the largest bike parking garage in the world, with space for 12,656 bicycles, the design means that you can ride inside, find a spot, and be at your train in five minutes or less.

Business Booms at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport New Parking Garage
September 13, 2019
Travelers flying in and out of Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport have been able to enjoy the new parking garage. The new parking garage at the airport is not only the only airport garage in the state, but at four stories high, and more than 400,000 square feet, it’s also the largest garage in Montana.

Private Parking Goes Deluxe
September 13, 2019
Parking, like so much else in New York City, is going upscale. With their herringbone-pattern ceilings, app-based vehicle-retrieval systems and furnished waiting rooms, garages currently being constructed in residential developments seem designed to take the lowly parking spot to new heights. Even more significant may be the fact that the facilities are often private, aimed at those who can fork over hundreds of thousands of dollars for parking rights. No day-trippers in search of space by the hour need apply.

What's Porous Paving? All New Lots in New Orleans Must Have in City's Fight with Water Woes
September 11, 2019
New Orleans is a city often inundated by water and, just as often, a city frustrated in its attempts to deal with it. Now, joining a movement that supporters say will help mitigate flooding and soil subsidence, the City Council has decided that all new commercial parking surfaces in New Orleans must be porous.

Burlingame (Calif.) Parking Garage Designs Approved
September 11, 2019
Officials lauded the revised designs of a parking garage proposed to be constructed behind Burlingame Avenue on a surface lot alongside an affordable housing development.

Royal Oak DDA Moving to Build Commercial Space in Parking Deck
September 11, 2019
Royal Oak’s Downtown Development Authority has hired an architectural firm to create a ground-floor commercial space on the ground level of the parking deck across from the U.S. post office. The city owns the seven-level deck on Second Street between Washington Avenue and Center Street. City commissioners this week approved the DDA’s request for architects to do construction drawings for the project before seeking bids to complete the work.

Northville (Mich.) Parking Structure Closure Comes Days Before Heritage Festival
September 9, 2019
Let's start with the bad news for Northville residents and visitors: The city's Cady Street parking deck will be closed for six to eight weeks beginning Monday for safety-related repairs. The good news: The project won't cost residents a dime.

Biddeford (Maine) Officials Want Feedback on Proposed Parking Garage
September 9, 2019
The Biddeford City Council will hold a workshop Tuesday to get feedback from residents about a proposal to build a 640-space parking garage and complete the next phase of the city’s RiverWalk.

Crews Start Work On Naperville's (Ill.) Municipal Parking Deck
September 9, 2019
Residents who visit Naperville's municipal center may have a harder time than usual finding a parking spot now that the city is moving forward with the next phase of repairs to its parking deck. The maintenance work and updates, which starts Monday, will temporarily limit the number of available parking spaces.

North Park Lot Gets Splash of Color (San Diego, Calif.)
September 6, 2019
There are several ways to improve the environment of a community. One popular way is to make it easier for residents and visitors to walk and bike. Another is to beautify public spaces with art. North Park is doing both with an exciting new project that enlivens the 400-spot Ace Parking structure located at the corner of 29th Street and North Park Way.

Cost of Appleton (Wis.) Parking Ramp for U.S. Venture Headquarters Rises to Nearly $35 Million
September 5, 2019
The price of the city's underground parking ramp that will double as the foundation for U.S. Venture's downtown headquarters has ballooned to $34.8 million, nearly $10 million more than the initial estimate.

Unique Façade for New Orleans Hospital Parking Garage
September 3, 2019
A new parking garage at the Children’s Hospital New Orleans has been outfitted with a stainless steel Fabricoil facade as part of the design by Cascade Architectural of Tualatin, Oregon.

Vienna, Fairfax (Va.) Officials Mull Design Options for New Library, Parking Garage
August 21, 2019
Vienna officials and their Fairfax County counterparts are moving ahead with negotiations for a possible partnership to build a municipal parking garage at Patrick Henry Library. Allison Terzigni of Fairfax County Capital Facilities, a division of the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, outlined potential options for the 1.43-acre site at the Vienna Town Council’s Aug. 19 work session.

Wilkes-Barre (Pa.) Parking Authority to Prioritize Repairs for Properties
August 20, 2019
The Wilkes-Barre Parking Authority plans to make more than $100,000 in repairs on its garages and a surface lot with money held in a maintenance account by the city.

Neglected Parking Garages Are Being Given New Purpose
August 20, 2019
A growing number of developers, architects and engineers have started building new garages in major U.S. cities with the capacity to be switched to other uses, if and when the need arises.

‘Sinking Ship’ Parking Garage in Seattle’s Pioneer Square Named ‘Coolest’ Place to Park in the Nation
August 19, 2019
Perhaps you’ve walked by that quirky triangular parking garage at Second Avenue and Yesler Way in Pioneer Square and wondered about its unusual design. Next time, you’ll know: It’s called the “Sinking Ship,” and it’s officially the “coolest” place to park in the nation, according to design publication Architizer and London-based Looking4.com, an airport-parking comparison website.

Cal State LA Opens New Parking Structure
August 19, 2019
Cal State LA welcomes a brand new parking structure on campus. Structure E is the first parking structure on campus to feature new amenities that are aimed towards being environmentally friendly and technologically advanced.

Lubbock City Council Approves Engineering Contract for Parking Garage Near Citizens Tower
August 13, 2019
The Lubbock City Council on Tuesday evening approved a $422,924 contract with Parkhill, Smith & Cooper, Inc. for engineering a parking structure near Citizens Tower. The contract is only for professional services – not construction.

New Garage Adds Arts District Parking Option in Portland, Maine
August 12, 2019
Finding parking can be a difficult thing in the city, but a Portland (Maine) property owner hopes a new garage he had built will be meet the need and help fulfill his vision for his property. Ed Gardner, broker and owner of Gardner Real Estate Group, opened a new parking garage with space for almost 300 vehicles at the corner of Brown Street and Cumberland Avenue.

Innovative Partnership Powers Atlanta’s Future
September 16, 2019
A pioneering initiative between Georgia Power, the City of Atlanta and a cohort of partners is showing what’s next in smart cities and demonstrating the power of public-private partnerships.

America’s Transportation History is Full of Mistakes. Let’s Not Make Another One.
September 11, 2019
Instead of battling it out, cities and private mobility companies have an opportunity to work together and lay the foundation for a multimodal future.

Cost of Appleton (Wis.) Parking Ramp for U.S. Venture Headquarters Rises to Nearly $35 Million
September 5, 2019
The price of the city's underground parking ramp that will double as the foundation for U.S. Venture's downtown headquarters has ballooned to $34.8 million, nearly $10 million more than the initial estimate.

University of Kentucky, Signet Real Estate Group Break Ground on $34M Mixed-Use Parking, Innovation Center
September 4, 2019
University of Kentucky and Signet Real Estate Group have broken ground on a mixed-use parking facility in Lexington that includes over 900 new parking spaces and over 23,000 square feet of innovation and retail space that will revitalize one of the main corridors into the UK campus. The P3 (public-private partnership) project is the first step in accomplishing UK’s vision of transforming this critical entrance to campus into a hub for innovation that will better serve the needs of students, faculty, staff and the community.

Downtown Development Gets Early Approval in Castle Rock (Colo.)
August 28, 2019
Castle Rock Town Council has given initial approval to a public/private partnership with a developer looking to bring a mixed-used project and parking garage to downtown. While one councilmember and some town residents fear the project would change downtown's historic charm, others praised its potential to further revitalize the area.

Allentown (Pa.) Parking Authority Opens Seventh Street Lots for Development After Downtown Hotel Plan Fizzles
August 28, 2019
The Allentown Parking Authority is seeking development pitches for two underused adjoining lots in downtown Allentown. The authority Board of Directors on Wednesday directed staff to solicit requests for proposals for the partial development of more than an acre of blacktop in the 100 block of North Seventh Street and the 700 block of West Turner Street.

Gwinnett’s Revel Development (Again) Lures Intown Attractions OTP
August 23, 2019
Following in the footsteps of Alpharetta’s Avalon and Cobb County’s The Battery, Gwinnett’s new Revel development is becoming the next mixed-use destination to lure popular intown attractions to the Atlanta ’burbs. In total, Revel will encompass a lot: 300,000 square feet of retail, dining, and entertainment, along with 650,000 square feet of office space, a 340-room, four-star hotel, 900 single and multifamily residences, about 3,400 parking spaces in two decks, and 275,000 square feet of greenspace, per project leaders. The project, which is a public-private partnership between NAP and the Gwinnett County Convention and Visitors Bureau, is another mixed-used community from NAP along the lines of Avalon.

Parking Lot Exemplifies Public-Private Partnership: Councilwoman (Moorestown, N.J.)
August 15, 2019
The new parking facilities at Esther Yanai Preserve are a perfect example of how a public-private partnership can work for the benefit of the community, Moorestown Councilwoman Victoria Napolitano writes.

City Redesigning Downtown Parking Ramp after Failed Village on the River Project (Sioux Falls, S.D.)
August 13, 2019
After years of controversy, the project billed as the biggest public/private development in Sioux Falls history fell apart.

City Clarifies Rule That Only Wisconsin Residents Can Purchase Day Parking Permits
September 10, 2019
The City of Milwaukee Public Works Department is clarifying rules for getting a day parking permit for city streets.

Downtown Developers Seek Possible $6M Tax Incentive (Murfreesboro, Tenn.)
September 3, 2019
Redevelopment of the old downtown First United Methodist Church into a mixed-use project has moved one step closer to reality with a board’s recommendation to approve tax incentives worth up to $6 million. The Rutherford County Industrial Development Board last Wednesday approved a Tax Incremental Financing deal worth up to $6 million or a 15-year-period, whichever comes first, board Chairman Bill Jones said. The deal covers the property taxes on the public parking portion of the site’s future parking garage.

Developers Granted $6m Tax Deal to Help Fund Garage for Murfreesboro (Tenn.) Church Project
August 28, 2019
Developers obtained a $6 million property tax break agreement Wednesday to help fund a public parking garage as part of the mixed-use redevelopment of a historic downtown Murfreesboro church.

Developers Reduce Parking via Car Sharing
August 19, 2019
Increasingly, cities are using parking policies to stimulate shared mobility through alternatives to personal ownership of automobiles. In the recent adoption of its 2040 plan that permits duplexes and triplexes in most single-family-detached zones, the city of Minneapolis commits to “lead by example in city-owned parking facilities by supporting carpools, vanpools, and shared mobility vehicles which encourage private parking facility owners to do the same.”

Green Bay (Wis.) City Council President Proposes Alternate Overnight Parking
August 15, 2019
Green Bay's City Council President is proposing an alternative to the city’s two hour overnight street parking ban.

Arlington (Texas) Gives Final Approval to Ticket, Parking Taxes for Rangers Stadium
August 13, 2019
Baseball fans will be paying a 10% tax on tickets and a $3 tax on parking at the new Globe Life Field starting opening day 2020 to pay a portion of the Texas Rangers’ construction debt.

Over Parking Fees Need to Stay In 'Their Lane' (Sioux Falls, S.D.)
August 13, 2019
The Sioux Falls City Council voted not to allow money from extra parking lot fees to be donated to the "Supply our Students" project. Many council members did not like the idea. Councilor Curt Soehl says that funds for the City shouldn't be used for something else.

City Moving Slowly Ahead to Open Homeless Overnight Parking Lot at Echo Park (Calif.) Library
August 13, 2019
Plans are moving ahead to open a library parking lot overnight for people who live in vehicles - though little has been heard of the idea since it came up nearly a year ago. This comes as restrictions were recently renewed on sleeping in vehicles on residential streets despite the slow approval of "safe parking lots" where the homeless can park overnight.

City Holds First Reading on New Downtown Parking Ordinance (Oxford, Miss.)
August 13, 2019
Oxford’s first parking garage is six weeks away from scheduled completion and with that, perhaps a new parking ordinance. During their Aug. 6 meeting, Oxford’s Board of Aldermen held a first reading to amend the parking ordinance.

Innovative Partnership Powers Atlanta’s Future
September 16, 2019
A pioneering initiative between Georgia Power, the City of Atlanta and a cohort of partners is showing what’s next in smart cities and demonstrating the power of public-private partnerships.

Smart Cities: From Plastic Pollution to Plastic Roads
September 15, 2019
Smart City developments are rapidly advancing the way we live, work, and commute in our daily life. Smart City infrastructure is currently seeing a high-level of innovation toward a more sustainable future in the Netherlands. Using post-consumer plastic waste PlasticRoad builds sustainable roads of plastic reducing plastic pollution along the way.

Dana Cuff on CityLAB UCLA, Smart Cities and Urban Thinking
September 15, 2019
This week Dana Cuff, Founding Director of cityLAB, Professor of architecture and urbanism at UCLA, and winner of Architectural Record’s 2019 Women in Architecture Activist Award joins hosts David Lee and Marina Bourderonnet to discuss the founding cityLAB, doubling the density of Los Angeles, changing planning policies, urban thinking and social missions in architecture, convincing constituents of projects, career paths, smart cities, living in Sweden, and more.

Report Card: Us Cities Far from 'Smart' Status
September 13, 2019
U.S. cities must make significant progress in collaboration and leadership to attain the status of "smart city," according to a rating released Thursday through a partnership between Leading Cities and Bright Cities.

Urban Laboratories: GrowSmarter Project Is a Leading Light for Smart Cities
September 11, 2019
Stockholm, Barcelona and Cologne have taken on the role of urban laboratories for cities of the future as part of a European project aimed at making cities smarter and greener. Piloted in the three ‘Lighthouse Cities’, the GrowSmarter urban laboratories initiative brings together cities, industry and academia to demonstrate viable solutions for energy, infrastructure and transport.

Smart Cities Will Require Smarter Cybersecurity
September 10, 2019
As cities become smarter, officials and security experts say that current defenses are unlikely to keep hackers at bay. Most major cities have some form of smart-technology program, including sensors that measure air quality, automated traffic-control systems and smart power grids that distribute electricity according to demand.

Building Out the Infrastructure of the Future
September 6, 2019
Gearing up for future transportation, Georgia Tech, Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners and Delta Air Lines are now partners in autonomous vehicle and infrastructure research. Curiosity Lab is a 5G enabled autonomous vehicle and smart city living laboratory located in Peachtree Corners, Ga. a northern suburb of Atlanta.

Google Parent Alphabet Moves into Infrastructure Investing
September 4, 2019
Google parent company Alphabet announced it will launch an infrastructure holding company known as Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners (SIP) alongside smart city subsidiary Sidewalk Labs and the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan.

What Will It Take To Build Smart Cities?
September 4, 2019
The core idea around smart cities is to use technology to improve efficiency. That means taking all of the technology advances that have been applied towards things like video streaming, photo sharing, and advertising and bringing them to bear on things like city planning, public health and safety, education, and transportation.

‘Smart Cities’ Effort Shifts Focus Toward Results
August 26, 2019
In the face of crippling traffic and a ballooning population, cities across the Front Range are continuing down what they hope is a “smarter” road to dealing with the growing pains. “In 2018, it was really about building relationships between the partners,” said Jake Rishavy, co-founder of the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance. “Now, those conversations are moving toward defining projects.”

Mobile Payments Drive the Future of Parking
August 26, 2019
In most cities, parking is one of the most stressful situations for both citizens and parking operators. Think of the last time you combed the streets in search of a place to park, or worse, found the perfect spot and didn’t have enough change to feed the meter. Thankfully, municipalities are not sitting idle regarding this issue. Many are working to implement new technology to create a frictionless, smarter parking experience for constituents and visitors. And while many tend to think of autonomous vehicles and other hot-button technologies when considering the future of parking, mobile payments technology is increasingly driving this future and the rise of smart cities.

Risk on the Road Ahead for Smart City Gold Rush
August 19, 2019
The city of Toronto has become a flash point for a global issue that will soon become one of the most divisive, complex legal, regulatory and administrative challenges of the 21st century: smart cities.

What Role Does Mobility Play in Smart Cities?
August 15, 2019
Urban transportation systems are undergoing an evolution by using mobility and IoT systems to optimize their processes.

Smart Mobility Drives Smart Cities
August 15, 2019
Modern urban logistics and transport networks are under pressure from many sources. According to PwC, people will continue to migrate from rural areas to cities and by 2050 the urban population will have increased by 75%.

Advanced Traffic Management Is the Next Big Thing for Smart Cities
August 13, 2019
Traffic congestion is rising in cities around the world. Contributing factors include expanding urban populations, aging infrastructure, inefficient and uncoordinated traffic signal timing and a lack of real-time data. Given the physical and financial limitations around building additional roads, cities must use new strategies and technologies to improve traffic conditions.

Smart Cities: A Decade of Progress
August 12, 2019
The last ten years have seen considerable progress in the field of interconnected municipal processes with more and more cities adopting Smart City technologies.

Circle No More? Columbus (Ohio) to Test Real-Time Parking Space Sensors in Short North
September 16, 2019
The city is testing technology to make Short North parking smarter. Three finalists are installing about 300 sensors that determine when a parking spot is taken – generating data that helps the city with enforcement and policy, and eventually helping guide motorists to available spaces instead of fruitlessly circling the block.

iParq Teams Up With PayByPhone to Streamline Parking Operations
September 16, 2019
iParq is unveiling a new integration with PayByPhone that provides Parking Enforcement Officers (PEOs) a simple, quick way to verify if payment has been made via the PayByPhone app. The integration allows PEOs to access parking reservations in a single platform, making it simpler and quicker for them to determine if the vehicle is in violation and issue a citation from iParq handhelds.

Little Rock (Ark.) Board to Vote on Parking App; Downtown Visitors Could Pay by Phone Before Leaving Home
September 16, 2019
Little Rock is looking to provide downtown visitors a new way to pay for parking with a smartphone app. The city Board of Directors will vote Tuesday on a contract with ParkMobile LLC to provide Little Rock with a new mechanism to charge for parking that works even if an individual doesn't have change in his pocket.

North Central Texas College Adds Robot to Patrol New Denton Parking Garage
September 14, 2019
When North Central Texas College students park their cars in the new two-story garage across from the school’s new Denton campus, school officials are trusting a new robot to make sure the parking garage stays safe.

Durango (Colo.) Upgrading Parking Meters
September 13, 2019
The city of Durango is installing hundreds of upgraded parking meters this year designed to make it easier for drivers to see how much time they paid for and allow them to pay for parking through a mobile app.

Six Bethesda (Md.) Garages To Be Modernized
September 13, 2019
In Bethesda, where parking is at a premium, six parking areas will be modernized. The Montgomery County Department of Transportation will begin updating the facilities on Monday, spokeswoman Maureen McNulty said.

University’s New Permit Policy Relies upon License Plate Readers (San Diego State)
September 11, 2019
In early August, San Diego State fully transitioned to a virtual parking permit system, eliminating the need for the sticker permits many students had become accustomed to using over the years. But SDSU is not the first university to do this, and the removal of physical decals could be considered part of a larger trend.

On the Florida Coast, Parking is Looking Up
September 10, 2019
One of the world's tallest fully-automated parking systems makes life more convenient for residents of the Muse, a new luxury high-rise condominium in Sunny Isles, FL. The 26-floor system, installed and maintained by PARKPLUS, can handle 208 vehicles, which are parked and retrieved completely automatically without a driver.

City Directors to Vote on Bringing Pay-By-Phone Parking System to Little Rock (Ark.)
September 10, 2019
In the age of a cashless society, many motorists find themselves in a pinch when it comes to paying the parking meter. While Little Rock Parking Enforcement offers options for drivers to pay with a credit or debit card at some meters, they're now looking to offer the option of paying by phone.

New Parking App Offered for Daily Fee Patrons in Arlington Hts. (Ill.)
September 10, 2019
Starting the week of Sept. 9, Arlington Heights will roll out a mobile parking payment app, Passport Parking, which can be used for Daily Fee parking payments instead of using cash at the pay boxes located in parking lots or garages.

New Parking App at WSU Pullman Means No More Need for Quarters
September 9, 2019
A stellar parking spot is no longer out of reach on the WSU Pullman campus for those without quarters or time to run to a parking kiosk. WSU Pullman Transportation Services has teamed up with an app called WayToPark, allowing visitors to pay for parking remotely.

Propark Mobility Taps ParkHub for High-Profile Launch
September 5, 2019
Tomorrow, September 6th, the highly-anticipated Chase Center opens its doors to the public. As fans flood toward the $1.4-billion, 18,000-seat arena for the first time, Propark Mobility ("Propark") will assume its position at the front line of the venue's parking operations. The parking management company will leverage ParkHub technology from grand opening into the inaugural season to ensure an exceptional fan experience starts in the parking lot.

App to Make Gameday Parking Easier for Ole Miss Fans
September 5, 2019
Fans headed to Oxford for the University of Mississippi's football team's home-opener versus SEC foe Arkansas on Saturday, Sept. 7, have a new option for parking. Ole Miss Athletics has partnered with Birmingham-based parking technology Clutch! to offer reserved parking for Ole Miss home football games at the 64,000-seat plus Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, according to a press release.

Smart Parking Systems in Cities Expected to Explode over Next Decade
September 4, 2019
The number of on-street smart parking spaces are expected to more than triple in cities around the globe in the next decade, according to analysts at Navigant Research. With that growth, there will be a burgeoning industry in infrastructure for sensor networks, camera systems connected to computers and an overall growth in the capability of Internet of Things and cloud-based systems, the researchers said in a new report.

New Parking Tech in Columbus, Ohio, Ditches Decals, Hangtags
September 3, 2019
The lively Short North neighborhood in Columbus is getting a new parking modernization plan that will include virtual permitting, mobile payment options and license plate recognition technology.

Bosch and Daimler Get Official Approval for Driverless Valet Parking Technology
August 31, 2019
Bosch and Daimler, which owns Mercedes, marked a significant advance in their drive to achieve automated driving. The two companies have gained official approval from the concerned authorities in Baden-Württemberg for their innovative automated parking system. The system has been installed in the Mercedes-Benz Museum parking garage in Stuttgart.

Google Maps Adds Multimodal Trip Planning Feature
August 29, 2019
Google Maps launched a new multimodal trip-planning feature that incorporates bicycling, ride-hailing and transit options into one trip.

Video: BMW Park Assist Can Now Also Take You Out of a Parking Spot
August 27, 2019
Self-parking cars have been around for quite some time now. What seemed like an option that would be available only on premium cars at first is now a commodity you can get even on budget vehicles these days. BMW Park Assist has also been around for a while and has changed accordingly. The very first versions only featured a system that would parallel park a car without you doing all of the work.

University of Arizona Introduces Passport Parking App
August 26, 2019
The University of Arizona is adopting the Passport Parking mobile app to enable drivers to pay for on-campus parking. The Passport Parking app is an alternative to pay-station kiosks and makes it easy to pay for parking with a phone.

Parking App Says It Has Listed More Than 3,000 Spots in Charleston (S.C.)
August 26, 2019
Walk around downtown Charleston, and pedestrians may spot a a little green caterpillar on wheels smiling from signs affixed to parking lots. The signs and the bug, which is named “Parker,” belong to Hah Parking, a local technology startup founded by brothers Rocky Vitali and Victor Vitali that has developed a platform to list privately owned parking spaces. The company recently started adding spaces for the first time, and now says it has more than 3,000 spaces available to book in Charleston.

Mobile Payments Drive the Future of Parking
August 26, 2019
In most cities, parking is one of the most stressful situations for both citizens and parking operators. Think of the last time you combed the streets in search of a place to park, or worse, found the perfect spot and didn’t have enough change to feed the meter. Thankfully, municipalities are not sitting idle regarding this issue. Many are working to implement new technology to create a frictionless, smarter parking experience for constituents and visitors. And while many tend to think of autonomous vehicles and other hot-button technologies when considering the future of parking, mobile payments technology is increasingly driving this future and the rise of smart cities.

Mechanical Valet and Art Program Make for Unique Amenities
August 26, 2019
Construction on 7EMPIRE, a 97-unit class-A art-focused multifamily community, is underway at 525 North 7th St. on the only remaining infill site in Japantown. Due for completion in 2021, the USGBC LEED-designed property will encompass a mix of residential dwellings, a 5,000-square-foot publicly accessible sculpture and street art park, approximately 1,000 square feet of entry plaza retail and 131 parking spaces. One of the unique features of the property will be the CityLift mechanical valet parking system, which doesn’t require any cars to be moved in order to retrieve a car.

Automated Parking Made Possible with TI mmWave Radar and Repurposed Ultrasonic Sensors
August 23, 2019
Major automotive original equipment manufacturers are developing vehicles with ever-increasing autonomy from human operators. The transition from Society of Automotive Engineers Level 1 driver assistance platforms to Level 2 partial automation for parking and lane assistance will start to appear this year. Hardware and software designers of advanced driver-assistance systems need to be ready for this transition.

College Student Develops Site to Help With Parking Stress
August 21, 2019
Just like sporting or entertainment events, finding parking is always a challenge. That's what led a University of Minnesota student to find a better way.

Now You Can Use Your Smartphone to Pay for Parking in Downtown Holyoke (Mass.)
August 20, 2019
The city of Holyoke went live this week with the ParkMobile app, a convenient way to pay for parking downtown via smartphone.

New Tech at Downtown Garage Helps City of Bozeman (Mont.) Track Parking Violations
August 19, 2019
New technology at the Bridger downtown parking garage will make it easier for the city to hand out tickets. The City of Bozeman now can cite vehicles that have failed to pay the parking fee at the garage, which is a dollar every hour after the 2-hour free parking window.

Passport Parking App Now Available in Helena (Mont.)
August 19, 2019
The City of Helena, Montana has launched a new way to pay for parking with the Passport Parking mobile app. The app can be used for more than 2,000 on-street and off-street spaces in Helena.

The Suite Smell of Parking Success
August 16, 2019
Parking is an invaluable asset for developers and building owners. Well-designed and implemented parking resources increase any property’s value, while poorly conceived parking can undermine the same property. Fortunately for owners and developers, the parking industry is in the midst of a technology renaissance that is making parking more user-friendly and manageable than ever before.

Newark (Del.) Says Time's Up for Parking Meters, Embraces New Tech
August 16, 2019
Time has expired for parking meters in Newark. The city is finally moving into the high-tech 21st century with a plan that will involve a phone parking app, kiosks that take credit cards, and the use of license plate numbers.

Canadian Funds World’s First, Fully-Automated Pick-Up Parking System
August 15, 2019
The Canadian Government has announced an investment of C$2.4m (US$1.8m) to Ontario-based company s2e Technologies to test the world’s first integrated, automated electric vehicle (EV) parking system, offering residents fully automated pick-up and parking within their community.

Roswell (Ga.) Sets Parking Fees for 2 Downtown Streets
August 14, 2019
The Roswell City Council has approved installing a parking kiosk, deploying smart phone parking technology, and charging for on-street parking for 38 spaces on Canton Street and Elizabeth Way in the downtown historic district.

A New App Is Being Considered to Help Fix Parking Issues in Downtown Baton Rouge (La.)
August 14, 2019
The Downtown Development District is working to address the parking problem downtown, and a new app is being considered by the metro council, WAFB reported on Tuesday, August 13. The Flowbird App aims to help drivers easily locate available parking spots using new and improved parking meters. The meters would allow credit card payments and would use Flowbird technology.

Northern Arizona University’s ‘Virtual Parking’ Solution Could Replace Permits
August 14, 2019
The license plate recognition system employed at Northern Arizona University parking lots will reduce the need for physical permits and kiosks, but it won’t be fully implemented until 2020, officials say.

San Diego State University to Cease Issuing Physical Parking Permits to Campus Commuters, Visitors
August 14, 2019
Changes to the student parking system at San Diego State will be in effect for the 2019-20 school year. Physical parking permits will not be issued through campus parking pay stations, the “PayByPhone” app or parking passes purchased through the Aztec Parking Portal.

3 Reasons Every Parking Owner Needs IoT-Based Parking Management System
August 13, 2019
Traditional parking systems are fast losing appeal for being inefficient and unreliable, resulting in problems like low customer satisfaction and loss of revenue. Instead, IoT-based parking management systems are taking over with their advanced technological capabilities combining cameras, sensors, RFID and mobile payments. Here are three reasons every parking owner must immediately make the switch to an IoT-based parking management system.

Parking App Available for Students, Faculty, Staff (Washington State University)
September 16, 2019
Students, faculty, staff and visitors can now pay to park at certain locations on WSU’s campus using a mobile app. The app, called WayToPark, is available on Android and Apple devices for free and is WSU’s first mobile parking app.

Smoother Parking for Students as Palomar Adopts New Digital System (San Marcos, Calif.)
September 15, 2019
With the implementation of a digital system utilizing license plate scanners, the Palomar College Police Department has modernized campus parking enforcement.

North Central Texas College Adds Robot to Patrol New Denton Parking Garage
September 14, 2019
When North Central Texas College students park their cars in the new two-story garage across from the school’s new Denton campus, school officials are trusting a new robot to make sure the parking garage stays safe.

Notre Dame Parking Tweaks Aim to Improve Visitor Experience
September 13, 2019
Notre Dame has developed a few new hospitality changes this year with additional premium tailgating experiences, but officials hope everyone will notice the efforts to get visitors parked and to the stadium in a more efficient manner.

Penn State Football Parking Lots Full
September 13, 2019
If you are heading to Penn State's rivalry game against Pitt on Saturday and don't have a parking pass yet, you won't be able to park in one of the Beaver Stadium lots. The university says parking is sold out for Saturday's game. There will be no lots near the stadium to pull up and pay cash to park.

Parking Dilemma for California State University Bakersfield Students
September 13, 2019
The Marketplace and California State University Bakersfield police are cracking down on students parking at the shopping center. CSUB Police Chief Marty Williamson saying he was informed by The Marketplace. He said any unauthorized vehicles parked on their parking lots across Camino Media from the school may be towed by a business owner.

University’s New Permit Policy Relies upon License Plate Readers (San Diego State)
September 11, 2019
In early August, San Diego State fully transitioned to a virtual parking permit system, eliminating the need for the sticker permits many students had become accustomed to using over the years. But SDSU is not the first university to do this, and the removal of physical decals could be considered part of a larger trend.

University of South Dakota Makes Parking Lot Changes
September 10, 2019
Despite upgrades to campus parking lots, USD students continue to face difficulties finding convenient parking at residence halls and other high-activity lots.

Major Parking Changes Coming to Streets Around UW Tacoma Campus Starting Next Week
September 10, 2019
Changes to on-street parking around the University of Washington Tacoma campus mean drivers won’t be able to park for longer than three hours at a time.

Texas Tech University Transportation & Parking Services Launches Employee Shuttle Service
September 10, 2019
To help decrease vehicle traffic and increase pedestrian safety on the Texas Tech University campus, Transportation & Parking Services (TPS) is launching the Tech Employee Courtesy Shuttle (TECS).

California State University, Long Beach Enacts New Dormitory Parking Policy
September 10, 2019
Weekend guest passes are now available for $20 for overnight dormitory visitors in an effort to prevent students from parking in nearby neighborhoods.

New Parking App at WSU Pullman Means No More Need for Quarters
September 9, 2019
A stellar parking spot is no longer out of reach on the WSU Pullman campus for those without quarters or time to run to a parking kiosk. WSU Pullman Transportation Services has teamed up with an app called WayToPark, allowing visitors to pay for parking remotely.

New Year, Same Problem: Parking Pains for University of Nevada, Las Vegas Students
September 9, 2019
UNLV students have complained on social media that there are not enough parking spots on campus. Many say the parking permits are too expensive and that citations are given too frequently and cost too much to pay off.

Rutgers Receives Nearly $2.8 M. in Parking Ticket Payments Last Year
September 5, 2019
From July 2018 to June 2019, Rutgers—New Brunswick took in $2,794,998.73 from parking ticket payments, according to a document The Daily Targum received via an Open Public Records request.

App to Make Gameday Parking Easier for Ole Miss Fans
September 5, 2019
Fans headed to Oxford for the University of Mississippi's football team's home-opener versus SEC foe Arkansas on Saturday, Sept. 7, have a new option for parking. Ole Miss Athletics has partnered with Birmingham-based parking technology Clutch! to offer reserved parking for Ole Miss home football games at the 64,000-seat plus Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, according to a press release.

University of Kentucky, Signet Real Estate Group Break Ground on $34M Mixed-Use Parking, Innovation Center
September 4, 2019
University of Kentucky and Signet Real Estate Group have broken ground on a mixed-use parking facility in Lexington that includes over 900 new parking spaces and over 23,000 square feet of innovation and retail space that will revitalize one of the main corridors into the UK campus. The P3 (public-private partnership) project is the first step in accomplishing UK’s vision of transforming this critical entrance to campus into a hub for innovation that will better serve the needs of students, faculty, staff and the community.

Ohio State Trustees Approve New Health Sciences Center, Parking Garage
August 30, 2019
Ohio State University is moving forward with construction projects totaling millions of dollars, including a sprawling health sciences center and parking garage. Trustees approved $131 million for construction, plus $5.5 million in design services, for the interdisciplinary health sciences center. The trustees also approved more than $33 million in design services and construction costs for a new parking garage.

Parking and Transportation Team Offers Tips, Updates for New Year (Washington University in St. Louis)
August 28, 2019
There is a wide variety of parking, transportation and mobility services available to students, faculty and staff as Washington University in St. Louis’ 2019-20 academic year begins.

Ames (Iowa) Officials Poised to Tackle Game Day Parking Problems
August 28, 2019
The countdown to game day in Ames is underway, and city officials are busy preparing for the flood of fans. Before the Iowa State Cyclones take the field Saturday, officials with Ames Parking Enforcement said they will be ready to tackle game day parking problems outside the field.

North Carolina State Needs More Student Parking
August 26, 2019
There are three things that are inevitable for many N.C. State students: Debt, final exams and a lack of parking spots. Almost every student has experienced waking up early in the morning during the summer, sitting on their computers on the NCSU Transportation website, and praying they can secure a parking spot for the upcoming semester.

University of Arizona Introduces Passport Parking App
August 26, 2019
The University of Arizona is adopting the Passport Parking mobile app to enable drivers to pay for on-campus parking. The Passport Parking app is an alternative to pay-station kiosks and makes it easy to pay for parking with a phone.

No-Parking Solution Streamlines Brody Move-In (Michigan State University)
August 26, 2019
For Brody Neighborhood this year, organizing move-in day became difficult because of the ongoing sewer improvement project at the corner of east-west Michigan Avenue and north-south Harrison Road. The Michigan-Harrison intersection was expected to fully reopen to traffic Aug. 23, but has fallen slightly behind schedule, resulting in lane closures. But Residential and Hospitality Services, or RHS, weren't without a plan to combat the construction: no more parking.

California Bill Could Require Community Colleges to Provide Overnight Parking Facilities to Homeless Students
August 19, 2019
A proposed bill would require community colleges to provide overnight parking facilities to homeless students. Some call it a "well-intended idea" while others are concerned. Sacramento City College has 22,000 students between all of their campuses, and based on a recent study, one in five students have been homeless in the past year.

Cal State LA Opens New Parking Structure
August 19, 2019
Cal State LA welcomes a brand new parking structure on campus. Structure E is the first parking structure on campus to feature new amenities that are aimed towards being environmentally friendly and technologically advanced.

Parking Concerns Continue Into Fall Semester at Texas Woman’s University
August 19, 2019
With new residence halls and ongoing construction at the Texas Woman’s University campus, the parking available in the heart of campus for commuters is continuing to shrink — leaving students concerned for their safety accessing remote parking lots at night.

UC Berkeley Has 6,000 Parking Spaces, But Only 1 Electric Vehicle Charger? What Gives?
August 19, 2019
Berkeley is so eco-conscious that it will soon ban everything from plastic forks at restaurants to natural gas in new homes, but that doesn’t help drivers find a spot to plug in their Teslas, Bolts or Priuses on the Cal campus.

Reaction Mixed As Southern University Debuts New Paid Parking Meters
August 19, 2019
Freshmen are not the only new additions to Southern University this fall. Paid parking meters are now popping up all over the Bluff as classes start up again. “We had got some complaints from students that they didn’t have any parking on campus,” said Eric Reid, director of traffic and parking for the school.

Early Voting On Campus Boosts Youth, Minority Turnout, But Battle Brews Over Parking (Florida)
August 15, 2019
Early voting on college campuses was allowed in Florida for the first time in 2018. A new study suggests the convenience helped increase the number of young voters. There’s a legal battle brewing over a clause that was added to SB 7066, an election law signed by Governor Ron DeSantis this year. It requires "sufficient non-permitted parking" be available to accommodate early voters.

Appalachian State University’s Newest Parking Facility Officially Open
August 15, 2019
Appalachian State University officially opened its newest parking facility during a ribbon-cutting ceremony held Wednesday. “Today, I am elated to officially open this long-awaited, safety-focused parking deck, which provides 477 much-needed, well-lit parking spaces,” Appalachian Chancellor Sheri Everts said. “The opening of this facility is another tremendous milestone as we build infrastructure that supports and elevates Appalachian’s educational mission.”

Trent U Installs New Permeable Parking Spots, First University In Ontario With Green Parking
August 15, 2019
Trent University will become the first university in Ontario to install permeable grid paving—an environmental innovation made popular in Europe—when they add about 100 parking spots this summer to their Symons Campus in Peterborough.

Northern Arizona University’s ‘Virtual Parking’ Solution Could Replace Permits
August 14, 2019
The license plate recognition system employed at Northern Arizona University parking lots will reduce the need for physical permits and kiosks, but it won’t be fully implemented until 2020, officials say.

San Diego State University to Cease Issuing Physical Parking Permits to Campus Commuters, Visitors
August 14, 2019
Changes to the student parking system at San Diego State will be in effect for the 2019-20 school year. Physical parking permits will not be issued through campus parking pay stations, the “PayByPhone” app or parking passes purchased through the Aztec Parking Portal.

Shepherd University Designates Parking Space for Purple Heart Veterans
August 13, 2019
Shepherd University commemorated Purple Heart Day with a ribbon cutting for a new parking space designated for Purple Heart medal recipients in front of Gardiner Hall, which houses the Veterans Center. The space is marked with a sign and a purple curb.

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