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Upper West Side (N.Y.) Panel Demands End to Free On-Street Parking
May 17, 2019
Members of a Manhattan community board want the mayor to stop giving away the “precious resource” of free on-street car storage and consider how the city’s limited curbside space can best serve the tiny minority of area residents who own cars.

Berkeley City Council Passes Parking Enforcement Resolutions
May 17, 2019
During Tuesday’s meeting, Berkeley City Council voted on resolutions to purchase 15 parking enforcement vehicles and to increase parking enforcement on UC Berkeley football game days.

Toyota Considers Offering Self-Driving Technology to Ride-Hailing Firms in Asia
May 17, 2019
Toyota Motor Corp. is considering offering autonomous driving technologies to ride-hailing firms, sources close to the matter said Thursday, in its latest push to become a company offering not only cars but also various mobility services.

New Philadelphia (Ohio) Seeks New Method to Enforce Parking Laws
May 17, 2019
City officials are scrambling to find a new way to enforce New Philadelphia’s parking laws after a federal court ruled that marking a vehicle’s tires with chalk is unconstitutional.

Ardmore (Okla.) Reserves Special Parking Spot Downtown for Wounded Veterans
May 16, 2019
One way Ardmore is honoring wounded veterans, like Veteran Jason Mix, is with a special reserved parking spot on the East Main Streetscape.

Businesses Support Gettysburg (Pa.) Parking Deck Proposal
May 16, 2019
A “public-private partnership” is the goal for a proposed three-story parking structure, attorney Robert Campbell told the Gettysburg Historic Architectural Review Board (HARB) Wednesday.

Dude, Where’s My Car? Parking In Springs at Tipping Point (Sonoma, Calif.)
May 16, 2019
The commercial corridor bisecting the Springs is in the midst of a minor renaissance. After decades of incremental progress reversing its down-at-the-heels vibe, the Springs has suddenly become hip. But the newfound energy infusing the area has a downside for the people who live there: a surfeit of visitors arriving by car, and far too few places in which to park them.

(Philadelphia, Pa.) City Council Sets New Labor Protections For Parking Attendants; Sends Bills To Kenney
May 16, 2019
Sweeping new protections for parking attendants and valets head to Mayor Jim Kenney’s desk for his signature or veto. City Council passed a pair of bills to provide labor standards for these workers — who are overwhelmingly Black — on Thursday, which include requiring a “just cause” to fire employees and minimum staffing standards.

New Parking Garages, Air Trams Part of St. Augustine’s Concept for 2040 Traffic Plan
May 16, 2019
The city of St. Augustine’s preliminary vision for traffic in the city by the year 2040 includes multiple parking garages, air trams, water taxi routes and a State Road 312 flyover, according to documents released this week.

They Are Putting Coffee Shops In Airport Cellphone Parking Lots Now
May 16, 2019
So it’s good news for those currently circling the Austin Bergstrom International Airport, there’s an Austin Java that just opened in the cell phone lot.

Nashville Drivers to Pay More in Fines Under Mayor's Parking Plan
May 16, 2019
Nashville drivers will pay millions more in parking fines if a private company starts operating the city's metered parking. Mayor David Briley wants the council to approve a deal to outsource Metro's metered parking enforcement by the end of next month.

New Texas Woman’s University Parking Lot Expected to Open This Fall
May 16, 2019
Texas Woman’s University is expected to add a new parking lot over the summer that will add 546 parking spaces on a portion of the old golf course.

Electric Autonomous Vehicle Hits the Road in Beaumont (Canada)
May 16, 2019
For the first time in Canada, a self-driving shuttle has been integrated into regular traffic. An Electric Autonomous (ELA) vehicle pilot project has now taken over a kilometre-long stretch of 50 Street, the main road in Beaumont, Alta. In partnership with Pacific Western Transportation, the City of Beaumont is using the project to showcase the latest in self-driving technology. Although an operator is still required to monitor the shuttle, it can manoeuvre alongside the busy road on its own.

Pottstown (Pa.) Premiers New Downtown Parking App
May 16, 2019
The borough has instituted a new parking regime for the downtown section of High Street that makes use of a mobile phone app. In fact, the only way to pay for parking on the stretch of High Street from Manatawny to Madison streets now is through the ParkMobile app, which can be downloaded for free on an Android or iPhone smart phone.

NACTO Partners With 5 Cities on Low-Carbon Transport Projects
May 16, 2019
The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) announced a partnership with five cities — Atlanta, Boston, Denver, Minneapolis and Philadelphia — to design and implement "high-quality" bike and transit projects by the end of 2020 in an effort to cut carbon emissions.

Berkeley Officials Boost Parking Ticket Fine on Cal Football Game Days to $225
May 16, 2019
The Berkeley City Council voted Tuesday night to increase parking ticket fines on Cal football game days to $225. The vote was part of a package of changes staff asked officials to make to expand the city’s Residential Parking Permit (RPP) program, add parking enforcement staff and increase the fees for parking permits.

Province Willing to Let Saskatoon (Canada) City Hall Mail Parking Tickets
May 16, 2019
The days of angry Saskatoon motorists finding a parking ticket under their windshield wipers could end soon. Instead, drivers who violate city parking regulations could soon find tickets in the mail, and more people could get tickets.

Ultrafast Motion-Planning Chip Could Make Autonomous Cars Safer
May 16, 2019
Realtime Robotics' motion-planning processor helps autonomous cars make better decisions.

New York's Congestion Pricing Plan May Be Stuck In Traffic
May 16, 2019
Congestion pricing, previously implemented in cities such as London, Stockholm, and Singapore, will debut in New York in 2021. In addition to easing midtown traffic jams, the pricing plan is expected to raise capital funds for metropolitan New York’s major transit system.

Bridging the Gap Between Everyday Citizens and New Smart Cities Tech
May 16, 2019
At the recent Smart Cities New York conference, experts and officials grappled with how to help residents understand the benefits of—and put their trust in—new urban technologies.

Greenlots Partners with Columbus (Ohio) Yellow Cab on Fast Charger Network
May 16, 2019
Electric vehicle (EV) charging company Greenlots announced that it will install public DC fast charging (DCFC) stations throughout central Ohio in partnership with Columbus Yellow Cab. The chargers, which will also be installed at Yellow Cab's depot facility, will help expand the number of electric taxis in use.

Survey: Fewer Locals Avoiding Las Vegas Strip Due To Parking Fees
May 16, 2019
While paid parking still receives hostility from some locals, a recent survey from the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance shows Clark County residents may be growing less averse to the fees. The LVGEA’s 2019 Community Survey, released this week, reported a dip in the number of respondents who avoid Strip services and casinos that charge for parking compared with last year. But just how big is that drop?

Of All the Problems Our Cities Need to Fix, Lack of Car Parking Isn’t One of Them (Australia)
May 16, 2019
Parking is a fiery issue in Australian cities. That’s because cars dominate our cities, supported by decades of unbalanced planning decisions favouring space for cars over other land uses or forms of transport. Parking is even an issue in the federal election, with both the Coalition and Labor promising to fund more spaces for commuters.

By 2040, More Than Half of New Cars Will Be Electric
May 16, 2019
Electric cars make up only a tiny fraction of the automobiles sold worldwide, but that will change quickly, according to an analysis by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. By 2040, electric cars could make up 57% of all passenger car sales worldwide, the report found. That's up two percentage points from BNEF's 2040 projection last year.

D.C. Picks Ride-Hailing Company Via to Help Transport Government Employees
May 15, 2019
The D.C. government is teaming up with New York-based ride-hailing provider Via to offer public employees rides for official business. Announced this month, the partnership grows out of a city pilot program involving local taxi companies that ran from June 2017 to April 2018. The pilot allowed employees of the District to take more than 2,100 rides using cabs.

Port of Albany Plays Role in Construction of Airport Parking Garage
May 15, 2019
One of the heaviest shipments so far this year at the Port of Albany is the 24,000 tons of steel it is currently receiving, all destined for the 1,000-vehicle parking garage being built at the Albany International Airport. The airport is expecting 486 steel beams, all made in the United States, that will be used to support the five-story parking structure. The garage is expected to open March 31, 2020, less than a year from now.

Alexandria (Va.) City Council Passes Bill Slashing Parking Rates During Metro Shutdown
May 15, 2019
The Alexandria City Council will reduce parking garage prices following a 1:15 a.m. vote Wednesday. The goal of this rate change is to keep traffic off the street during the Metro shutdown. Metro is preparing the final stages of a major summer shutdown that will impact all Blue and Yellow Line stations south of Reagan National Airport.

They Are Putting Coffee Shops In Airport Cellphone Parking Lots Now
May 16, 2019
So it’s good news for those currently circling the Austin Bergstrom International Airport, there’s an Austin Java that just opened in the cell phone lot.

Port of Albany Plays Role in Construction of Airport Parking Garage
May 15, 2019
One of the heaviest shipments so far this year at the Port of Albany is the 24,000 tons of steel it is currently receiving, all destined for the 1,000-vehicle parking garage being built at the Albany International Airport. The airport is expecting 486 steel beams, all made in the United States, that will be used to support the five-story parking structure. The garage is expected to open March 31, 2020, less than a year from now.

Airport To Ask Pitkin County (Colo.) Commissioners For Higher Parking Rates
May 14, 2019
Aspen-Pitkin County Airport officials are making plans to ask county commissioners to approve a hike in airport parking rates, in part to discourage the rising number of commuters using the relatively inexpensive lots as they would a park-and-ride facility.

Glasgow Airport Signs With AeroParker for Innovation in Car Parking and Ancillary Product Pre-booking
May 14, 2019
AeroParker is extremely proud to announce being contracted by Glasgow International Airport (GLA) to power their online and mobile pre-booking for car parking and ancillaries.

Reserved Parking Now Available At Boise Airport
May 13, 2019
Travelers can now reserve a parking space at the Boise Airport for their next trip, according to Airport officials. The reserved spaces can be booked on the airport’s website (iflyboise.com) or on the ParkMobile app (parkmobile.io), the same app residents can use to pay for downtown Boise’s metered parking.

Kansas City International Airport To Lose 400 Parking Spaces For New Terminal Construction
May 9, 2019
Two circle parking lots at KCI Airport are being permanently closed Friday, eliminating 400 parking spaces for frequent flyers who like to park close to Terminal B.

Will Rogers World Airport (Oklahoma City, Okla.) To Increase Parking Rates
May 7, 2019
Council members agreed with the airport trust to increase parking rates at Will Rogers World Airport. This will help fund capital improvements as well as bring in revenue they said.

Expansions, renovations continue at Albany International Airport
May 6, 2019
New signs to make it easier to find your way around the terminal, new escalators for the 21-year-old airport parking garage, and a new Burger King to replace the now-closed McDonald's are among the projects under way at Albany International Airport. The 1,000-car airport parking garage now under construction is close to schedule, said Steve Iachetta, the airport planner. It's slated to open at the end of March 2020.

More Than 1,000 Airport Parking Spaces To Be Eliminated From Atlanta Airport
May 3, 2019
Construction started Wednesday on five new concourse gates at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport – which means nearly 700 parking spots in the airport’s North Economy parking lot have been eliminated as part of the process, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle. More than 350 more spaces are expected to be eliminated in the same parking lot by May 15.

BWI Marshall Airport to Test Autonomous Vehicle Parking Technology
May 1, 2019
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) will begin testing new autonomous vehicle parking technology in May in a bid to improve efficiency and passenger experience.

Logan Airport Uber and Lyft Changes Set to Take Effect in October
April 25, 2019
The board of the Massachusetts Port Authority voted April 25 to move pickups at Logan Airport for Uber, Lyft, and other app-hailed rides to the transportation hub’s Central Parking Garage. The new regulation takes effect October 1. Until then, Uber et al will still be able to pick up curbside at terminals. The terminals are each several minutes’ walk from the Central Parking Garage.

Hartsfield-Jackson Parking Gets Even Tighter With Construction Closures
April 25, 2019
Parking at the world’s busiest airport is about to get even tighter, when Hartsfield-Jackson International closes more than 1,000 parking spaces to make room for construction. The Atlanta airport is building five new gates on the north end of Concourse T, and is clearing facilities from the area to make room.

Will Rogers World Airport Parking Rates Headed Up For The Second Time In Three Years
April 25, 2019
Parking at Will Rogers World Airport? Expect more convenience and higher rates. Rates for covered parking in Garages B and C are set to increase to $12 per day, a 71 percent increase in the last three years.

Parking Expansion Underway At Blue Grass Airport
April 25, 2019
Construction is underway at Blue Grass Airport (LEX) on a $5.8 million expansion project, according to airport officials. The airport parking lot will see about more than 300 new spaces. The airport’s current long-term parking lot fits 640 vehicles.

Dozens of Cars Submerged In Dallas Airport Parking Garage
April 24, 2019
Heavy rains flooded a parking garage at Dallas Love Field Airport, submerging dozens cars and trucks -- some up to the rooftops. Will Kolb told CNN that he had to drive through about 2 feet of water to get out of the garage early Wednesday morning. He was parked at an upper level, so he didn't have any damage.

OnAirParking.com to Plant a Quarter Million Trees with the National Forest Foundation Under "Park Once, Plant a Tree" Program
April 23, 2019
Popular airport parking deals site OnAirParking.com is proud to announce its partnership with the National Forest Foundation to plant 250,000 trees over the next five years to help reduce carbon emissions produced by its travelers.

Albany County (N.Y.) Airport Authority Approves Contract To Erect New Parking Garage
April 22, 2019
The Albany County Airport Authority Monday morning awarded a $15.7 million contract to LeChase Construction to erect the new 1,000-car, five-level parking garage at Albany International Airport.

Asheville (N.C.) Airport Parking Garage Wins ‘Project Of The Year’ Award
April 22, 2019
Asheville Regional Airport’s new parking garage was awarded the Southeast Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives’ 2019 Commercial Airport Project of the Year - Architectural Project.

SFO Celebrates Opening Of New, Long-Term Parking Lot With A Price Drop
April 21, 2019
Believe it or not, San Francisco International Airport is celebrating the opening of its new, $154 million long-term parking garage by lowering its rates.

Major Parking Garage Renovation Project Kicking Off At Jacksonville (Fla.) International Airport
April 18, 2019
The Jacksonville Aviation Authority has announced major repairs and renovations will be kicking off April 19th for the Jacksonville International Airport's parking garages. This means flyers can expect temporary closures to portions of the garages as the project is underway.

Philly Airport Shifts Plans For Parking Lot With Mosque; Taxi Driver Boycott Likely Averted
April 17, 2019
A change in taxi parking at Philadelphia International Airport that would have deprived drivers of a mosque they had established — and possibly prompted a strike — has been postponed. On May 1, the airport had intended to close one of two lots that taxi drivers use to wait for fares. That will not happen, Florence Brown, a spokesperson for the facility, said Wednesday. Instead, the airport will evaluate how to accommodate the taxis, as well as ride-share vehicles that pick up passengers, she said. The airport also is exploring how it can accommodate the trailer that drivers have converted into a mosque.

Propark to Open New Airport and Cruise Parking Operation in Fort Lauderdale
April 15, 2019
Propark America announced today that it is opening its latest near-airport parking location, servicing Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, in Florida.

New Partnership Between TravelCar and Perpignan Airport
April 15, 2019
TravelCar, leader in the car parking industry, teams up with Perpignan Airport to offer to all airport travelers an innovative and user friendly airport parking solution to facilitate their trips. TravelCar is a leading aggregator, whose products allow for comparison and identification in real time of the rates, locations and availability of parkings lots in over 60 countries.

Massport Officials Say They Have a Plan for Traffic
April 12, 2019
It’s no secret that traffic in East Boston has become unbearable. It’s also no secret that Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) like Uber and Lyft heading to and from Logan Airport are contributing greatly to the problem.

Going To Seattle-Tacoma International Airport? Good Luck Finding Parking.
April 11, 2019
If you are headed to Sea-Tac International Airport, you may discover that it takes longer than usual to find parking. An advisory on the airport’s website early Thursday said its parking garage was full as multiple school districts are on spring break. It also predicts that today (Thursday) and Friday are set to be the most congested this week for the airport, with as many as 100,000 to 150,000 passengers passing through each day.

Toyota Considers Offering Self-Driving Technology to Ride-Hailing Firms in Asia
May 17, 2019
Toyota Motor Corp. is considering offering autonomous driving technologies to ride-hailing firms, sources close to the matter said Thursday, in its latest push to become a company offering not only cars but also various mobility services.

Electric Autonomous Vehicle Hits the Road in Beaumont (Canada)
May 16, 2019
For the first time in Canada, a self-driving shuttle has been integrated into regular traffic. An Electric Autonomous (ELA) vehicle pilot project has now taken over a kilometre-long stretch of 50 Street, the main road in Beaumont, Alta. In partnership with Pacific Western Transportation, the City of Beaumont is using the project to showcase the latest in self-driving technology. Although an operator is still required to monitor the shuttle, it can manoeuvre alongside the busy road on its own.

Ultrafast Motion-Planning Chip Could Make Autonomous Cars Safer
May 16, 2019
Realtime Robotics' motion-planning processor helps autonomous cars make better decisions.

D.C. Picks Ride-Hailing Company Via to Help Transport Government Employees
May 15, 2019
The D.C. government is teaming up with New York-based ride-hailing provider Via to offer public employees rides for official business. Announced this month, the partnership grows out of a city pilot program involving local taxi companies that ran from June 2017 to April 2018. The pilot allowed employees of the District to take more than 2,100 rides using cabs.

BMW’s ReachNow Suspends Ride-Hailing Service Temporarily in Setback for Uber and Lyft Rival
May 14, 2019
The ReachNow Ride ride-hailing service, which debuted in Seattle in late 2016, has been temporarily suspended due to an issue with a third party vendor. The original ReachNow car-sharing service remains available.

Washington Goes Slow On Self-Driving Cars, And States Don’t Mind
May 14, 2019
The federal Transportation Department and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have so far offered only guidance and requested autonomous vehicle developers to submit voluntary safety self-assessments. And despite high-profile bills in both chambers during the 115th Congress (2017-18), federal lawmakers have yet to enact an autonomous vehicle law, leaving states as the primary forces shaping policy.

7 Steps Forward In The Mainstreaming Of Autonomous Vehicles
May 14, 2019
A few years ago, autonomous vehicles were as much a wild idea as anything, even though automakers were promising fully autonomous vehicles (AV) by 2020. Here it is, 2019, and while fully autonomous vehicles may not hit the streets next year, they are not far off.

UK's Newest Ride-Hailing App Aims To Give Control Back To Drivers, Riders
May 13, 2019
A new ride-hailing app for taxis, xooox, has launched in the United Kingdom, according to the AP. Riders can search for any taxis in their area based on a variety of criteria including the fare, estimated arrival time, vehicle size, trunk space and vehicle emissions — not just nearest location. The app reportedly has wider geographical coverage than other taxi apps and is considered a one-stop shop for passengers across the U.K.

Uber’s Stock Disappoints, Capping a Rocky Path to Its I.P.O.
May 10, 2019
Over the past decade, Uber changed urban transportation, disrupted entrenched taxi industries, defied regulators the world over and beat back questions about how it was altering the nature of work. On Friday, it was tamed by Wall Street.

How Firefly Is Turning The Ride-Hailing Industry On Its Head
May 10, 2019
The San Francisco startup has set its sights on improving the lives of drivers and aiding smart city development with its digital smart screens.

A Bet on Uber Is a Bet on Self-Driving
May 10, 2019
Uber's self-driving cars could be crucial to the company reversing operating losses that topped $3 billion last year.

Waymo Doesn’t Mind Being Boring
May 9, 2019
In the rush to develop autonomous vehicles, Waymo’s style separates it from flashier rivals like Uber and Tesla. And the company likes it that way.

GM Autonomous Vehicle Subsidiary Cruise Nabs $1.15B Investment
May 8, 2019
Cruise Automation, the autonomous vehicle startup acquired by General Motors (NYSE: GM) in 2016, has secured an equity investment of $1.15 billion that values the company at $19 billion. The group of institutional investors included parent GM along with funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates and existing partners SoftBank Vision Fund and Honda.

Uber And Lyft Caused Major Traffic Uptick In San Francisco, Study Says
May 8, 2019
Do ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft make a city's traffic worse or better? In San Francisco at least, the answer is decidedly worse, according to a newly published study in the journal Science Advances.

After Ride-Hailing App Drivers Strike, an Uncertain Future Remains
May 8, 2019
There were no noticeable delays or problems when trying to get an Uber in Harlem at eight o’clock this Wednesday morning. From seven to nine, the New York Taxi Workers Alliance had asked drivers and New Yorkers to turn off the Uber app and those of its competitors, joining a global call to strike, demanding better working conditions from these tech companies.

See the Tesla Enhanced Summon Parking Feature in Action
May 8, 2019
Tesla is developing its Enhanced Summon feature that builds upon its previous self-parking technology. Not only can cars get in and out of parking spots by themselves with this technology, but they can also pick up the driver at a designated nearby spot. The feature is currently in beta, but thanks to a host of YouTube videos, we have a better idea of how it works.

VW’s Tesla Attack Gets Real as Electric-Car Sales Begin
May 8, 2019
Volkswagen AG is about to find out whether consumers will back its 30 billion-euro ($34 billion) strategy to topple Tesla Inc. as the electric-car leader.

Lyft to Offer Waymo Self-Driving Taxis in Suburban Phoenix
May 8, 2019
Lyft Inc.’s ride-hailing app will soon begin offering rides from self-driving cars operated by Waymo LLC in suburban Phoenix, in what would be one of the bigger commercial deployments of robot taxis so far.

Uber, Lyft Drivers Plan To Strike Ahead Of Uber’s IPO
May 6, 2019
Just ahead of Uber’s hotly anticipated initial public offering, slated to be one of the biggest in history, drivers for the ride-hailing company and its top rival, Lyft, will stage a walkout over working conditions and wages.

Grant To "Demystify" Self-Driving Vehicles Draws Skepticism
May 6, 2019
Pittsburgh will use a sizable foundation grant to teach residents about autonomous vehicles, and it plans to start in an area of the city where tech development — and a proposal of a self-driving shuttle — has some residents questioning the city’s agenda.

See the Tesla Enhanced Summon Parking Feature in Action
May 6, 2019
Tesla is developing its Enhanced Summon feature that builds upon its previous self-parking technology. Not only can cars get in and out of parking spots by themselves with this technology, but they can also pick up the driver at a designated nearby spot.

‘Special Report: Mastering The Autonomous Vehicle Map’ By Automotive World
May 6, 2019
A new Automotive World report looks at the role of maps in the development and roll-out of autonomous vehicles. Maps used by humans will not be sufficient when the driving is taken over by artificial intelligence (AI). Proponents of high definition (HD) mapping for autonomous vehicles (AVs) are targeting multi-layer maps providing positioning data to within a number of centimetres.

Are 175 Million Americans Right About Driverless Cars? Remarkably, Yes
May 3, 2019
There are numerous online surveys and phone-based polls being taken about whether or not the lay public is ready for the advent of driverless autonomous cars. Results released recently by a study conducted by the American Automobile Association (AAA) indicated that 71% of United States drivers said they would be afraid to ride in a self-driving car.

Profits In Uber’s Core Ride-Hailing Are An ‘Everest Uphill Battle,’ Analyst Warns Ahead Of The IPO
May 2, 2019
Uber will have a hard time making a profit in its core driving business at least in the near term, Wedbush Securities analyst Dan Ives said Thursday. In initiating coverage ahead of this month’s initial public offering, Ives argued that Uber will need to set itself apart from rival rail-hailing services like Lyft in order to satisfy investors.

BWI Marshall Airport to Test Autonomous Vehicle Parking Technology
May 1, 2019
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) will begin testing new autonomous vehicle parking technology in May in a bid to improve efficiency and passenger experience.

Uber Cheers as Florida Legalizes Self-Driving Cars That Could Cut Jobs From Humans
May 1, 2019
The Florida Legislature today passed a bill legalizing the use of self-driving cars statewide. The bill also stipulates that Florida residents will be allowed to hire self-driving cars through, ahem, some digital phone apps.

Lyft Just Lost Its Lawsuit Against New York City's Minimum Wage Rule For Drivers
May 1, 2019
New York City's minimum wage law for ride hailing drivers, the first law of its kind in the country, was struck down by a state judge on Wednesday.

All-Electric Gig Car Share Launching In Sacramento, CA
April 30, 2019
Gig Car Share, the electric car-sharing service sponsored by AAA, is launching a full 260-vehicle fleet in Sacramento, CA this week. According to a March blog post by the city, Gig president Jason Haight said the network will be the largest electric shared fleet in the country.

Hytch Ride-Sharing App Announces Collaboration With Nashville Area Chamber To Expand Mobility Network
April 29, 2019
On the first day of Nashville’s “Commuter Challenge” week, Hytch Rewards and the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce have announced a collaborative effort aimed at expanding mobility and reducing traffic and carbon output in the Nashville region by incentivizing Nashvillians to share rides.

'Uber Was Supposed To Be Our Public Transit'
April 29, 2019
Innisfil, Ontario, decided to partially subsidize ride-hailing trips rather than pay for a public bus system. It worked so well that now they have to raise fares and cap rides.

Autonomous Vehicles Make Congestion Pricing Even More Critical
April 28, 2019
Autonomous vehicles will soon be ubiquitous on city streets. Before this happens, we should ask ourselves: Will they whisk us quickly through cities or make traffic worse?

Ford To Deploy Up To 100 Autonomous Cars By The End Of 2019, Expand Testing To Third City
April 26, 2019
Ford intends to deploy upwards of 100 driverless vehicles by the end of 2019 and begin testing in a new city as it ramps up development of its autonomous technologies, CEO Jim Hackett told investors during the company’s Q1 2019 earnings call on Thursday.

Uber, Didi Slam Mexico City's New Rules On Ride-Hailing, Including Cash Ban
April 25, 2019
Uber, Didi Chuxing and other ride-hailing firms on Thursday criticized a host of new regulations of the sector in Mexico’s capital city, which include a ban on cash fares that could exclude many potential customers who lack bank accounts.

New ‘Park Anywhere’ Car-Sharing Service Vying For A Spot On Philly’s Jammed Streets
April 25, 2019
After months of lobbying, a German company could be on the cusp of making a new method of car sharing legal in Philadelphia. The company, operated by the Stuttgart-based corporation Daimler AG –– manufacturer of Mercedes-Benz automobiles –– provides a service similar to Zipcar and other car-sharing businesses. But instead of leasing designated spaces on the street, in garages or lots for customers to park cars after use, the Daimler subsidiary known as Share Now allows drivers to leave vehicles at any legal on-street parking space within a given jurisdiction.

When Are Self-Driving Cars Actually Coming?
April 25, 2019
Promises of reading a book or napping while your car ferries you off to work remain unfulfilled. The reality of self-driving cars is much more complicated and still years away from realizing the powers promised to the public.

License To Drive: (Fla.) House Passes Autonomous Vehicles Legislation
April 24, 2019
HB 311, a bill that would jumpstart Florida’s autonomous vehicle sector, rolled to passage in the House Wednesday with a unanimous vote. The bill, sponsored by Jacksonville Republican Rep. Jason Fischer, includes several provisions to get autonomous vehicles, or AVs, rolling on Florida roadways — even if there isn’t a person in a passenger seat.

Waymo Picks Detroit Facility To Build Its Autonomous Cars From Mid-2019
April 24, 2019
Waymo has announced that they picked a factory in Detroit to start the mass production of autonomous cars. The new plant will be the first one in the world to be fully dedicated in churning out Level 4 autonomous vehicles. Waymo said that it has been scouting for a location in southeast Michigan that will allow them to start production by mid-2019.

Tesla Says Robotaxis Coming Next Year, Touts Self-Driving Microchip
April 22, 2019
Chief Executive Elon Musk said Tesla Inc robotaxis with no human drivers would be available in some markets next year thanks to exponential improvements in technology. Musk also unveiled on Monday a microchip for self-driving vehicles that the electric car company hopes will give Tesla an edge over rivals and persuade investors its massive investment in autonomous driving will pay off.

These Two Companies Are Making Autonomous Cars Safer On The Road
April 22, 2019
At the Consumer Electronics Show in January 2019, Nvidia announced they would bring artificial intelligence-powered (AI) Level 2+ autonomous driving and smart cockpits to mainstream cars in 2020 through their Nvidia Drive Autopilot. The company says they see industry support from manufacturers like Mercedes-Benz and Volvo to major auto suppliers like ZF and Continental for the software-defined car which contributes to the build-out of the autonomous car market.

DC Must Study Impact Of Ride-Share Services On Drivers, Environment, Researchers Say
April 19, 2019
D.C. should establish a commission for a one-year study on the many possible effects on the city of on-demand, ride-hailing services, such as Uber and Lyft, Georgetown University researchers warn.

Gauging Loyalty In EV Market & Trust In Autonomous Vehicles
April 19, 2019
As the auto industry continues to gauge and respond to the evolution often referred to as “ACES” — autonomous vehicles, connectivity, electrification and shared mobility — Tesla was part of the discussion in two separate analyses released Thursday: a Cars.com study on electric vehicle loyalty and an Autolist.com study on trust in autonomous vehicles, the latter released ahead of Tesla's autonomous demo day scheduled for Friday.

Safety Over Scale: Meet The Ride-Hailing Startups Taking On Uber And Lyft
April 18, 2019
As the two ride-hailing companies barrel toward the public market amid the pressure to be better, smaller ride-hailing startups are finding room to step up and brand themselves around safety. These players are small potatoes in terms of capital and user base, but they’re targeting the users that Uber and Lyft are leaving behind.

What The Lyft, Uber IPOs Say About Ride-Hailing's Future
April 17, 2019
An analysis of the companies' S-1 documents suggest both are deeply concerned about profitability, and are pinning much of their hopes on autonomous vehicles.

Waymo CEO John Krafcik Explains Why A Parking Lot Is One Of The Most Difficult Environments For A Self-Driving Car
April 16, 2019
Since John Krafcik became the CEO of Waymo in 2015, the company has launched the first commercial, autonomous ride-hailing service in the United States. As Waymo's ambitions grow, it still has to reckon with the obsessive attention to detail autonomous vehicles require. Self-driving cars must be able to handle complex environments like parking lots. Parking lots are challenging because they feature cars and pedestrians moving in unpredictable patterns and don't have road markings, Krafcik said.

Chicago First City To Publish Data On Ride-Hailing Trips, Drivers, And Vehicles
April 15, 2019
Ride-hailing apps have changed the way cities work and now Chicago is allowing the public to take a closer look at those effects. The published datasets include information about Uber, Lyft and Via trips—even listing how much drivers were tipped. The mayor along with the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection and the Department of Innovation and Technology released three datasets on “Transportation Network Providers” which is how the city refers to ride-hailing services. Officials hope it will hold the ride-hailing apps more accountable and inform future mobility decisions.

Grant To Study How Driver Behavior Is Impacted By Autonomous Vehicle Technology
April 15, 2019
Penn State researchers aim to develop a driver-in-the-loop vehicle simulator tool in order to better understand the effects that Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) technology has on commuting behavior, thanks to a $60,000 Multidisciplinary Research Seed Grant.

Autonomous Vehicles Won't Save Uber and Lyft
April 15, 2019
Though Uber and Lyft have a duopoly in the U.S., the rise of autonomous vehicles will disrupt the industry in a big way, bringing in new competitors and changing unit economics. Both Uber and Lyft have been preparing for such a transition, making their own investments in autonomous vehicles and forming partnerships with other companies. Not surprisingly, both companies expect to benefit from the self-driving revolution.

Uber Has Filed To Go Public In What Could Be The Biggest IPO In Years
April 12, 2019
Uber has officially filed for an initial public offering (IPO), according to regulatory documents filed on Thursday. The company's long-awaited prospectus, which was filed confidentially in December, was made public for the first time on Thursday, providing the first public look into Uber's investor pitch and its plans for future growth in ride-hailing, food delivery, self-driving cars, flying taxis, and more.

Massport Officials Say They Have a Plan for Traffic
April 12, 2019
It’s no secret that traffic in East Boston has become unbearable. It’s also no secret that Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) like Uber and Lyft heading to and from Logan Airport are contributing greatly to the problem.

Ford CEO: We "Overestimated" Self-Driving Cars
April 12, 2019
Ford CEO Jim Hackett -- formerly head of the company's autonomous vehicle division -- publicly announced that the company had "overestimated the arrival of autonomous vehicles" and that the vehicles, when they did arrive, their "applications will be narrow, what we call geo-fenced, because the problem is so complex."

Uber's Conflicting Self-Driving Fleet Vision
April 12, 2019
We at Alphaville have for a long time argued the economics of self-driving taxi fleets don't work. If you're still not convinced, we recommend Uber's IPO docs, which were out Thursday.

Autonomous Yale Hospital Shuttles Pitched
April 12, 2019
The city (New Haven, Conn.) is submitting a plan to the state that would pave the way for a pilot program for autonomous shuttles. The shuttle would transport between eight and 16 people between Yale-New Haven Hospital's two campuses at a speed of 10 to 15 miles per hour, according to the New Haven Independent.

Creating Autonomous Vehicles That Think Like Humans
April 11, 2019
Utopia is one of those goals often dreamed of, but rarely achieved. But in attempting to create the technology aimed at achieving autonomous vehicles that can “think” like humans, Israeli tech company Mobileye is chasing that dream. Speaking at this week’s Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress Experience in Detroit, Mobileye Executive Vice President Products and Strategy Erez Dagan laid out the path to reaching that level of artificial intelligence and the challenges impeding the journey.

Orlando Targets Opening Date For Its Uber And Lyft Ridesharing Hubs
April 10, 2019
Orlando is targeting May 3 to roll out its pilot of ridesharing hubs, two spots downtown where late-night revelers can catch a ride home as bars close. In a briefing to city commissioners this week, Orlando’s nighttime economy manager Dominique Greco shed more light on the city’s planned hubs, which were announced last month as a partnership with Uber and Lyft. It’s planned as a solution to congested weekend late-night woes that occur when regular traffic along with ridesharing services and road closures creates a slog for drivers.

Dude, Where’s My Car? Parking In Springs at Tipping Point (Sonoma, Calif.)
May 16, 2019
The commercial corridor bisecting the Springs is in the midst of a minor renaissance. After decades of incremental progress reversing its down-at-the-heels vibe, the Springs has suddenly become hip. But the newfound energy infusing the area has a downside for the people who live there: a surfeit of visitors arriving by car, and far too few places in which to park them.

(Philadelphia, Pa.) City Council Sets New Labor Protections For Parking Attendants; Sends Bills To Kenney
May 16, 2019
Sweeping new protections for parking attendants and valets head to Mayor Jim Kenney’s desk for his signature or veto. City Council passed a pair of bills to provide labor standards for these workers — who are overwhelmingly Black — on Thursday, which include requiring a “just cause” to fire employees and minimum staffing standards.

Survey: Fewer Locals Avoiding Las Vegas Strip Due To Parking Fees
May 16, 2019
While paid parking still receives hostility from some locals, a recent survey from the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance shows Clark County residents may be growing less averse to the fees. The LVGEA’s 2019 Community Survey, released this week, reported a dip in the number of respondents who avoid Strip services and casinos that charge for parking compared with last year. But just how big is that drop?

La Crosse (Wis.) to Spend $100,000 to Study Parking Use in Commercial, Campus and Hospital Areas
May 14, 2019
The La Crosse Parking Utility is looking to get a better idea of how parking is used and how that will change in the future through a detailed study approved Monday by the Board of Public Works.

Local Blogger Says More Resorts May Follow Wynn's Lead on Free Parking (Las Vegas, Nev.)
May 14, 2019
Last month Wynn Las Vegas announced free self-parking for guests in its garages at Wynn and Encore. And since then local blogger Scott Roeben says he's heard from his sources another large resort group, MGM Resorts, could back off paid guest parking too.

Portland (Maine) to Allow Restaurants to Seat Guests In Parking Spaces
May 13, 2019
The city of Portland announced Monday morning it will allow qualifying restaurants to use parking spaces as outdoor seating for guests. The city will allow only five of the so-called parklets as part of a pilot program, and a restaurant that gets a permit to set up tables and chairs in an on-street parking spot will have to pay the city $5,520 to do so.

Fayetteville (N.C.) Agrees to Cut $10 Parking Fee in Half after Protests
May 13, 2019
Parking fees in city lots during Fayetteville Woodpeckers games will be reduced to $5 under a plan endorsed by the Fayetteville City Council on Monday night.

New Restaurant In Downtown Grayslake (Chicago, Ill.) To Offer Valet Service For All
May 10, 2019
A valet service planned for a new restaurant in downtown Grayslake will make parking easier and lead to better use of remote parking lots, officials said.

City’s Proposed Valet Parking Program Moves Forward (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.)
May 10, 2019
The city of San Juan Capistrano will move ahead with a proposal to initiate a pilot program for valet parking services in the downtown district this summer.

Universal to Reimburse Parking Fees for Movie Ticket Purchase
May 10, 2019
Regular parking will be free for people who see a matinee movie at CityWalk, Universal Orlando announced Friday. Anyone who buys two or more tickets for a matinee showing at the Universal Cinemark theater can have their parking fees reimbursed.

Republican Congressman Rails Against NFL’s Buffalo Bills For Charging Tailgaters
May 10, 2019
Rep. Tom Reed is not happy with the NFL’s Buffalo Bills and their new policy of charging large groups of tailgaters hundreds of dollars to suck down beer and hot dogs in the parking lot of New Era Field before and after each home game.

Meeting Postponed on Bozeman Developer’s Parking Request
May 8, 2019
The question of whether a Bozeman developer gets to convert his monthly parking permits to long-term leases will have to wait.

Parking Garage Could Help Solve North Park (Calif.) Debate Over Bike Lanes
May 8, 2019
Business leaders in North Park say a little-used parking garage could help solve the debate over adding bike lanes to 30th street.

New TruckPark App Allows Drivers To Reserve Parking Spaces
May 8, 2019
A new mobile app for truck drivers launched this week that allows truckers to reserve overnight parking. The TruckPark app currently allows drivers to reserve parking at 13 truck stops in and around Chicago, Cleveland, New York City, Atlanta, Dallas and Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. Company COO and co-founder Joshua Walls said TruckPark will soon be expanding to additional locations.

Raising Fines Doesn't Create Parking Spots
May 8, 2019
New York must figure out how to legally accommodate commercial deliveries and service vehicles rather than punishing companies for the essential conduct of business.

Two Games, Two Teams - One Oakland Parking Lot Could Mean More Than Double Trouble
May 8, 2019
Two Oakland teams in two different games at the same time means double the traffic and parking headache. The Warriors take on the Houston Rockets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Oracle Arena, while the A’s and the Cincinnati Reds face off at 7:07 p.m. at the Coliseum, both in the same sports complex.

Las Cruces (N.M.) City Council OK's 2-Hour Time Limit On Certain Downtown Parking
May 7, 2019
Las Cruces City Councilors on Monday voted to impose, for the first time ever, a time limit to on-street parking within the downtown area.

Parking Problems Persist At Perkins Road (Baton Rouge, La.) Overpass
May 6, 2019
The latest Perkins Road overpass area restaurant to open has exacerbated an existing neighborhood problem: a lack of parking for commercial establishments.

Wynn's Move To Free Parking Has Many Wondering If Other Properties Will Follow Suit
May 5, 2019
David Schwartz, a UNLV professor who studies the gaming industry, says paid parking on the Strip was always a bad idea. Earlier this year, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Center released a study suggesting California residents haven’t been visiting Las Vegas as often, and some suggest the parking fees have something to do with that.

Park In A Downtown Royal Oak (Mich.) Parking Garage And Get Free Gifts
May 3, 2019
The City of Royal Oak is partnering with local businesses to launch a "Thank You for Parking" campaign encouraging residents and visitors to park in its downtown parking garages. There are nearly 2,000 available spaces in the three city-owned garages, according to the city.

The (NYC) DOT Quandary: Double-Parking Isn’t Illegal — Except When It Actually Is
May 2, 2019
Double-parking: It’s dangerous, it causes congestion — and in most parts of New York City, it’s completely legal for delivery vehicles.

People In The US Use Car Parking Spaces For Offices
May 1, 2019
People in the US are occupying parking spaces to show alternative ways of using them. People have been posting images of themselves using the hashtag #WePark showing themselves working in car parking spaces in San Francisco. The group pays for the space and creates makeshift offices, using Wi-Fi from free internet zones or by using their mobile phones as hotspots.

Bills Revamped 2019 Bus And Limo Parking Lot Policy Includes New Fan Area “Tailgate Village”
May 1, 2019
In advance of the 2019 football season, the Buffalo Bills have once again taken measures to improve fan safety and the game day experience at New Era Field through updates to the team’s Bus and Limo Parking Lot policy.

Clearwater (Fla.) Could Face Parking Crunch After Imagine Clearwater Gets Built
April 30, 2019
Imagine Clearwater, the ambitious plan to redevelop the downtown waterfront, will require the removal of six, city-owned parking lots totaling 692 spaces. That’s just one of the challenges faced by city planners designing a new downtown: How to provide parking for the thousands of daily or weekly visitors the city needs to spark and maintain a lively and profitable downtown entertainment, restaurant, and retail area.

Controversial Vendor 'Zones' Taken Off The Menu In Latest Louisville (Ky.) Food Truck Proposal
April 30, 2019
A new food truck proposal in Louisville Metro Council ditches the controversial idea of limiting sales to designated zones and instead limits commercial activity to a quarter of parking meters on a city block.

Wynn, Encore To Offer Free Self-Parking Starting In May
April 29, 2019
Wynn Las Vegas says it will resume offering free self-parking at its Wynn and Encore resorts on the Las Vegas Strip starting in May. Valet parking remains free for overnight hotel guests at both resorts.

North Loop (Minneapolis, Minn.) Parking Shortage Causes Luxury Clothing Retailer to Offer Rare Valet Service
April 26, 2019
Push came to shove in the North Loop's ever tightening parking situation. The owners of Martin Patrick 3, the luxury menswear and home furnishings retailer, took matters into their own hands last week and began offering valet parking in front of the store at 212 3rd Ave. N. in Minneapolis. "Whatever your ride is we'll park it," the retailer advertised in an email.

(Seal Beach, Calif.) Council OKs Introduction of New Parking Rules
April 26, 2019
The City Council unanimously approved the introduction of changes to the city’s parking laws and policies at the agency’s Monday, April 22, meeting. The ordinance updating the Municipal Code will return to the council for a second reading. One of the new rules in the ordinance that the council approved this week will require anyone who parks in a commercial area to move their car 150 feet to avoid a citation for parking over the time limit.

Double-Parking Crackdown in NYC Would Pinch Businesses
April 25, 2019
New York City wants to tighten double-parking rules citywide to ease congestion, but delivery firms say the changes would lead to more tickets and increase business expenses because there are so few spaces to park legally.

Lynn (Mass.) Seeking to Develop Downtown Parking Lots
April 25, 2019
City officials are seeking to develop three downtown parking lots, and claim there won’t be a loss of much-needed parking spaces for residents and businesses.

Sale of 3 Park City (Utah) Parking Lots Make Way for New Mixed-Use Development
April 25, 2019
The sale of three parking lots in Park City invokes questions for some residents near the base of Park City Mountain Resort of how it may impact them. This week, Vail sold off the three lots equating to an estimated 1,200 spaces to a Provo-based commercial real estate development and investment company called PEG Companies. The transaction details are being kept under wraps.

Carnegie Science Center (Pittsburgh, Pa.) Rushes to Avoid Losing Hundreds of Parking Spaces
April 25, 2019
For the past 11 years, a 450-space parking lot adjacent to the Carnegie Science Center and the Allegheny light rail transit station on the North Shore has served the interests of visitors, commuters and sports fans. But because of a 3-year-old city zoning board ruling, the science center is now scrambling to find a way to maintain beyond 2023 the parking it says is critical to its operations.

A Downtown (Toledo, Ohio) Parking Proposal Draws Criticism As City Council Prepares For A Vote
April 24, 2019
There are several layers to a proposed plan that would revamp parking in the downtown Toledo area. Overall, city administrators say it could have some major benefits. But there are some people, specifically business owners on Adams street, who say the plan doesn't make sense.

Downtown (Santa Monica, Calif.) To Establish Delivery-Only Parking
April 19, 2019
Food delivery drivers are getting dedicated parking spaces downtown for the next three months. Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. (DTSM) is launching a pilot program Friday that will set aside two parking spaces in front of 2nd Street restaurants HiHo Cheeseburger and Uovo between 6 and 10 p.m. for drivers contracting with food delivery apps like Postmates and DoorDash. Drivers will be able to park for a maximum of 10 minutes and a sidewalk sign will mark the spaces as reserved for mobile delivery.

When The Former Civic Arena Site (Pittsburgh, Pa.) Is Developed, Where Will People Park?
April 19, 2019
The Pittsburgh Penguins’ latest vision for redeveloping the former Civic Arena site will come at a cost — the elimination of 2,500 surface parking spaces now used by fans and commuters.

DIA Backs Plan To Simplify Downtown (Jacksonville, Fla.) Design Standards, Eliminate Parking Space Requirements
April 18, 2019
Two pieces of legislation introduced last week by District 5 Councilwoman Lori Boyer, aimed at simplifying Downtown Jacksonville design standards for developers and altering parking space requirements, have jumped another hurdle.

Harp & Fiddle Wants OK To Use Commuter Lot For Valets (Park Ridge, Ill.)
April 17, 2019
Declan Stapleton, owner of Harp & Fiddle, 110 Main St., asked the Park Ridge City Council April 8, for permission to use the “Farmers Market” parking lot for valet parking after 11 a.m. The lot on Prairie Avenue is leased by the city for resident commuter parking during the year, and under recent changes the city allows residents only to use it for general parking after 11 a.m.

Portland (Maine) Waterfront Panel Seeks Parking Remedies
April 16, 2019
Window tags and stricter enforcement of zoning rules are two methods the city may use to help preserve waterfront parking for people working in marine-related jobs. “We would be looking for better marking and signage, and we would be looking for mechanisms to enforce it,” city Waterfront Coordinator Bill Needelman said April 11 at the Waterfront Working Group meeting in City Hall.

FF12 Goes To Tulsa To See How Baseball And Parking Works There
April 15, 2019
Standing outside of Oneok Field, you won't see a lot of parking spaces. There are a few close by but you'll have to walk several blocks and pay roughly $5.00 to park in the area of the stadium. It's a situation similar to Wichita's plan for a "walkable" city and ball park. Fans say it works.

Springdale Rail Parking Money Stalled By Stamford (Conn.) Finance Panel
April 15, 2019
The Board of Finance is holding off on accepting all of a $2 million grant the state gave the city to improve the Springdale train station parking lot. It’s because the plan appears to be loaded with “soft costs,” board Chairman Richard Freedman said.

Ambarella and Shanghai OFilm Partner to Deliver an Automated Valet Parking Hardware Platform
April 14, 2019
Ambarella, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMBA), a leading developer of ultra-high definition video processing and computer vision semiconductors, together with Chinese tier 1 automotive supplier Shanghai OFilm, a leading provider of intelligent driving solutions, announced that the two companies are collaborating on an automated valet parking (AVP) hardware platform.

A Leesburg First: Wine Kitchen Plans Parking Garage Rooftop Dinner for Charity
April 12, 2019
On May 20, fine dining in Leesburg will go where it has never gone before—and parking should be pretty close, too. Wine Kitchen manager Charles Schech has plans for a sunset dinner on the top deck of the Town of Leesburg’s parking garage Monday, May 20. The $150-a-plate tickets get guests a night of fine dining—and an experience unlike any that has been had before in Leesburg.

18k Capacity Chase Center (San Francisco, Calif.) Will Only Have 950 Parking Spaces
April 10, 2019
When it opens, the Chase Center in San Francisco will hold 18,000 Warriors fans, but have only 950 parking spaces. Leaving some, who live and work nearby, apprehensive. But San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) says don't worry, they have a plan.

Upper West Side (N.Y.) Panel Demands End to Free On-Street Parking
May 17, 2019
Members of a Manhattan community board want the mayor to stop giving away the “precious resource” of free on-street car storage and consider how the city’s limited curbside space can best serve the tiny minority of area residents who own cars.

New Parking Garages, Air Trams Part of St. Augustine’s Concept for 2040 Traffic Plan
May 16, 2019
The city of St. Augustine’s preliminary vision for traffic in the city by the year 2040 includes multiple parking garages, air trams, water taxi routes and a State Road 312 flyover, according to documents released this week.

New York's Congestion Pricing Plan May Be Stuck In Traffic
May 16, 2019
Congestion pricing, previously implemented in cities such as London, Stockholm, and Singapore, will debut in New York in 2021. In addition to easing midtown traffic jams, the pricing plan is expected to raise capital funds for metropolitan New York’s major transit system.

Congestion On Our Roads Is At An All-Time High As The Rise Of Online Shopping DOUBLES The Number Of Delivery Vans (U.K.)
May 14, 2019
A huge increase in the number of delivery vans on the roads is fuelling gridlock, official figures show. A report by the Department for Transport revealed the ‘rapid rise in van traffic over the last 25 years’ has helped drive congestion levels to new heights.

Raising Fines Doesn't Create Parking Spots
May 8, 2019
New York must figure out how to legally accommodate commercial deliveries and service vehicles rather than punishing companies for the essential conduct of business.

City Dwellers Don't Like the Idea of Congestion Pricing — But They Get Over It
May 7, 2019
New York City is preparing to become the first urban area in the U.S. to adopt congestion pricing — a fee for drivers entering the city center, designed to reduce gridlock and help fund the city's struggling subway system. And nearly two years before the fees are put in place, a poll by Quinnipiac University found that 54% of New Yorkers are opposed to the change in policy. That's no surprise to experts on transportation policy.

How London Is Fighting Its Nightmare Traffic
May 3, 2019
Congestion pricing is coming to New York City soon. And it works — just look at London.

Too Many Cars? DC To Consider Tolls, Congestion Pricing
May 2, 2019
Driving into part or all of D.C. could require paying a toll in the future, under a $480,000 study proposed by the D.C. Council. The congestion pricing study would be done over the next year with analysis of costs and benefits of tolls, or similar fees on some roads within the District and/or on bridges into the District controlled by the city. That could lead to charges only for drivers who enter a specific part of downtown, or to drivers who cross from Maryland or Virginia.

Too Many Cars? DC To Consider Tolls, Congestion Pricing
May 2, 2019
Driving into part or all of D.C. could require paying a toll in the future, under a $480,000 study proposed by the D.C. Council. The congestion pricing study would be done over the next year with analysis of costs and benefits of tolls, or similar fees on some roads within the District and/or on bridges into the District controlled by the city. That could lead to charges only for drivers who enter a specific part of downtown, or to drivers who cross from Maryland or Virginia.

How Cities and Transportation Collide
May 1, 2019
Many people are just starting to realize some of the challenges facing cities and states as they grapple with ways to solve their various transportation problems. It is without a doubt—one that everyone who lives in a city or commutes to one ought to be interested in.

Editor’s Letter: Is Atlanta Ready For A Congestion Charge Zone?
April 30, 2019
As traffic volume continues to grow in the city, there have been rumblings from local officials about creating congestion charge zones for commuters. Yes, you’d have to potentially pay a fee to come into Buckhead, Midtown, Downtown or other heavy traffic areas.

Traffic Congestion Fueled By Strong Economy, (Mass.) Gov. Charlie Baker Says
April 30, 2019
Again attempting to tap the brakes on attempts to raise taxes to fund transportation improvements, Gov. Charlie Baker over the weekend called on Beacon Hill to address his housing production bill, saying housing costs are causing frustrated commuters to weigh moving out of Massachusetts.

Hytch Ride-Sharing App Announces Collaboration With Nashville Area Chamber To Expand Mobility Network
April 29, 2019
On the first day of Nashville’s “Commuter Challenge” week, Hytch Rewards and the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce have announced a collaborative effort aimed at expanding mobility and reducing traffic and carbon output in the Nashville region by incentivizing Nashvillians to share rides.

Autonomous Vehicles Make Congestion Pricing Even More Critical
April 28, 2019
Autonomous vehicles will soon be ubiquitous on city streets. Before this happens, we should ask ourselves: Will they whisk us quickly through cities or make traffic worse?

Fee for Resident Parking Permits in Boston Proposed
April 23, 2019
A Boston city councilor's new push to free up parking in Boston would come with a price tag for many residents. "Our streets are incredibly crowded, worst traffic in the country and this circling for spots is a large part of that congestion," Wu said. "People don't have enough places to park, and it's free, and there's no cap on the number of permits you can get."

Free Parking Planned At Some (Va.) Metro Stations Closing For Whole Summer
April 22, 2019
When the Blue and Yellow lines shut down south of Reagan National Airport next month, Metro plans to offer free parking at the Franconia-Springfield, Huntington and Van Dorn Street stations, hoping to entice riders to take Virginia Railway Express or shuttle buses rather than adding to traffic on the Beltway, U.S. Route 1 and I-395.

Congestion Pricing Cuts London Traffic by 30%. Now New York City Wants In.
April 21, 2019
If you drive a car into central London weekdays between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., you will pay a congestion charge of £11.50, equivalent to about $15. The rules are enforced by automatic cameras that snap photos of the license plates on the cars entering the congestion zone. Other cameras record the license plates of cars inside the city on a random basis. The city.s transportation agency tells Bloomberg the charge is having the desired effect, cutting the number of cars entering the city by 30% on weekdays.

Santa Cruz’s Outdated Parking Laws A Recipe For High Rents And Homelessness
April 21, 2019
A large body of research has now shown that minimum parking regulations damage local economies, decrease housing affordability, harm low-income families, and increase vehicle trips and pollution.

Downtown (Santa Monica, Calif.) To Establish Delivery-Only Parking
April 19, 2019
Food delivery drivers are getting dedicated parking spaces downtown for the next three months. Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. (DTSM) is launching a pilot program Friday that will set aside two parking spaces in front of 2nd Street restaurants HiHo Cheeseburger and Uovo between 6 and 10 p.m. for drivers contracting with food delivery apps like Postmates and DoorDash. Drivers will be able to park for a maximum of 10 minutes and a sidewalk sign will mark the spaces as reserved for mobile delivery.

Report: Transportation System Improvements Help Riders' Mental Health
April 18, 2019
Improvements in transportation infrastructure can improve millions of people's mental health, according to a WPI Economics report, commissioned by London City Airport. The study examined areas for improvements to road, rail, transit and airport infrastructure and services in England.

New Parking Law In Destin (Fla.) Moves Forward
April 17, 2019
On Monday, City Council members approved the first reading of an ordinance that would require the collection of fees at the exit instead of the entrance of all pay-to-park facilities. The intent of the ordinance is to alleviate the traffic congestion on U.S. Highway 98 during peak seasons and times.

New York Is Adopting Congestion Pricing. New Jersey Wants Revenge.
April 16, 2019
New York recently approved congestion pricing, a plan to make it more expensive to drive into the heart of Manhattan. Officials in New Jersey are enraged and have griped, half-jokingly, that it will cost less to travel to California than to cross the Hudson River. And they are vowing revenge. The mayor of Jersey City suggested that New Jerseyans should toll New Yorkers entering their state.

Will Seattle Follow NYC’s Congestion Pricing Lead?
April 15, 2019
New York City became the first U.S. city to approve congestion pricing on drivers entering Manhattan during peak times. Now, Seattle leaders are also looking to the model as a way to reduce traffic.

Congestion Pricing Gains Steam As Traffic Worsens
April 15, 2019
Momentum is building for congestion pricing as lawmakers say the traffic heading into downtown Boston is backing up into their neighborhoods and paralyzing their roads.

Congestion Pricing Is Bad News for Parking Garages in New York
April 11, 2019
With congestion pricing coming to New York City, Manhattan’s public parking garages risk becoming an endangered species in parts of the borough.

Orlando Targets Opening Date For Its Uber And Lyft Ridesharing Hubs
April 10, 2019
Orlando is targeting May 3 to roll out its pilot of ridesharing hubs, two spots downtown where late-night revelers can catch a ride home as bars close. In a briefing to city commissioners this week, Orlando’s nighttime economy manager Dominique Greco shed more light on the city’s planned hubs, which were announced last month as a partnership with Uber and Lyft. It’s planned as a solution to congested weekend late-night woes that occur when regular traffic along with ridesharing services and road closures creates a slog for drivers.

Electric Autonomous Vehicle Hits the Road in Beaumont (Canada)
May 16, 2019
For the first time in Canada, a self-driving shuttle has been integrated into regular traffic. An Electric Autonomous (ELA) vehicle pilot project has now taken over a kilometre-long stretch of 50 Street, the main road in Beaumont, Alta. In partnership with Pacific Western Transportation, the City of Beaumont is using the project to showcase the latest in self-driving technology. Although an operator is still required to monitor the shuttle, it can manoeuvre alongside the busy road on its own.

Greenlots Partners with Columbus (Ohio) Yellow Cab on Fast Charger Network
May 16, 2019
Electric vehicle (EV) charging company Greenlots announced that it will install public DC fast charging (DCFC) stations throughout central Ohio in partnership with Columbus Yellow Cab. The chargers, which will also be installed at Yellow Cab's depot facility, will help expand the number of electric taxis in use.

By 2040, More Than Half of New Cars Will Be Electric
May 16, 2019
Electric cars make up only a tiny fraction of the automobiles sold worldwide, but that will change quickly, according to an analysis by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. By 2040, electric cars could make up 57% of all passenger car sales worldwide, the report found. That's up two percentage points from BNEF's 2040 projection last year.

China, Not Tesla, Is Driving The Electric-Car Revolution
May 14, 2019
The electric vehicle revolution is coming, but it won’t be driven by the U.S. Instead, China will be at the forefront. Chinese consumers bought 1.1 million electric vehicles last year; U.S. sales were 358,000.

Portsmouth (N.H.) Restaurants Give A Boost To Electric Cars
May 14, 2019
City Councilor Josh Denton is participating in a campaign to help promote local restaurants and businesses that support the use of electric vehicles. Destination Electric, launched in several New England states Tuesday, aims to highlight the availability of electric car charging stations and the businesses who support electric vehicles, Denton said.

VW's $2 Billion Penalty For Diesel Scam, Electrify America, Builds Electric Charging Network Across US To Boost EV Market
May 10, 2019
Almost a year to the day after opening its first charging station, Electrify America says it is rolling out the country's fastest-growing network of fast chargers. Funded by $2 billion from Volkswagen's 2016 diesel emissions settlement, it has a goal of building hundreds of stations and putting nearly 2,000 chargers in place by the end of this year.

Fast-Charging Station For Electric Cars Opens In Boise
May 10, 2019
A new fast-charging station for electric vehicles is now online in Boise, adding to the growing number of charging stations across the state. The station, installed by Electrify America and powered by Idaho Power, is at the Walmart at 8300 W. Overland Road.

Illinois Might Start Charging $1,000 Per Year To Own An Electric Vehicle: 'It's Outrageous'
May 10, 2019
A proposed hike in Illinois’ annual registration fee for electric vehicles, from $17.50 to $1,000, is being called unfair by current EV owners, and a sales disincentive by manufacturers — just as the new technology is beginning to gain broader traction.

Forget A To B, Electric Cars Can Now Get You From London To Paris
May 8, 2019
In the motoring world, that fear of being stuck at the side of a motorway with an empty electric car actually has a name: range anxiety. This has been the primary factor behind the public's reluctance to ditch their combustion cars for an electric vehicle and explains in part why the transition has been so slow and gradual.

Largo (Fla.) Installs Rapid Electric Vehicle Charging Station
May 8, 2019
In partnership with Duke Energy, the city of Largo has wrapped up the installation of seven electric vehicle charging stations that are free for public use.

Mid-State Technical College (Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.) To Cut Ribbon On New Solar Car Charging Station
May 7, 2019
Mid-State Technical College will host a ribbon-cutting event to celebrate the installation of its new solar car charging station, which brings clean and free electric vehicle charging to the Wisconsin Rapids community.

Los Angeles Sets Dramatic New Goals For Electric Cars
May 6, 2019
Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled a sweeping plan for a more sustainable Los Angeles on Monday, calling for dramatic changes to the car culture, built environment and air quality of America’s second-largest city. The mayor’s sustainability plan imagines a city where, by the mid-2030s, 80% of the cars run on electricity or zero-emission fuel, 80% of the electricity comes from renewable sources and Angelenos drive 2,000 fewer miles each year than they do now.

Power Thieves Drain India’s Electric-Car Hopes
May 6, 2019
The Indian government earlier this year laid out a three-year subsidy program for electric vehicles valued at about $1.4 billion — about 10 times larger than a previous plan. There’s just one flaw in this impressive-looking commitment to putting more clean-energy vehicles on the roads: It’s likely to exacerbate rampant theft of electricity.

Electric Cars, Buses, & Trucks Could Charge While Driving On eHighways — Will Soon In Sweden
May 2, 2019
The dream of driving on electric highways (eHighways) for miles without recharging still has a few researchers and entrepreneurs excited. Some of them are creating a project test track in Sweden where electric vehicles can drive without fear of depleting their battery pack.

Proposed New York Bills Would Exempt Electric Cars From Some State Sales Tax, Registration Fees
May 1, 2019
A group of New York legislators are grouping together a number of recently proposed bills into one initiative which aims to expand electric vehicle ownership in the state, through exemptions for state sales tax and registration fees on EV purchases.

Saratoga Springs (N.Y.) YMCA Adds Charging Stations for Electric Cars
May 1, 2019
The Saratoga Springs YMCA is offering a new service for cars. The Saratoga Regional YMCA has added 10 chargers for electric vehicles. They're located on the side of their facility. The Y says the chargers help them be more socially responsible and helps the increasing number of members who are driving electric cars.

Top 20 Electric Vehicle Charging Station Companies
May 1, 2019
These past few weeks and months, Robotics and Automation News has reported on numerous new developments in electric vehicle charging technology. So it seemed a good idea to collate them in this article, and present them in the form of a list, which is not really ordered in a strict way – just 20 companies that are either developing EV charging technologies or are already supplying them to the market.

How States Can Overcome The Looming EV Charging Infrastructure Gap: New York, Maryland, Michigan
April 30, 2019
Research shows the United States is facing a looming electric vehicle charging infrastructure gap, and is unprepared for the charging needs of expected EV deployment by 2025.

All-Electric Gig Car Share Launching In Sacramento, CA
April 30, 2019
Gig Car Share, the electric car-sharing service sponsored by AAA, is launching a full 260-vehicle fleet in Sacramento, CA this week. According to a March blog post by the city, Gig president Jason Haight said the network will be the largest electric shared fleet in the country.

L.A. Mayor Garcetti’s ‘Green New Deal’ Would Phase Out Gas-Fueled Cars
April 29, 2019
Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled a sweeping plan for a more sustainable Los Angeles on Monday, calling for dramatic changes to the car culture, buildings and air quality of America’s second-largest city.

Electric Cars Are Estimated to Be Cheaper than Regular Cars by 2022
April 29, 2019
Electric cars have developed a reputation as the ultimate status symbol of the champagne environmentalist, but that could be very close to changing. New research from BloombergNEF says they could be cheaper than combustion-engine cars by 2022.

EV Charging Stations: Best And Worst UK Cities For Charging Your Car
April 29, 2019
The best and worst places in the UK to find EV charging stations have been revealed by green energy provider Tonik Energy. The firm compared the number of driving licence holders in dozens of towns and cities in Britain against the number of EV charging stations listed in those locations by Zap Map.

Colorado Hopes To Fine Gas Car Drivers Who Park At EV Stations
April 27, 2019
It's already hard enough to find an electric car charging station, but it's worse when you have to deal with passive-aggressive types (or just inconsiderate folk) who park their gas-based cars in those stations. Colorado, at least, wants to do something about it.

Penske Truck Leasing Opens High-Speed Commercial Electric Truck Chargers In Southern California
April 26, 2019
Penske Truck Leasing announced that it has opened commercial heavy-duty electric vehicle charging stations with 14 high-speed chargers at four of its existing facilities in Southern California. The company says its near-term plan includes adding at least six more chargers to bring the total number to 20. Penske says it believes these are the first DC fast-charging stations in the U.S. designed specifically for heavy-duty commercial electric vehicles.

Funds Are Available To Build Electric Car Charging Stations’ (Skagway, Ak.)
April 26, 2019
The Skagway Development Corp. has alerted the borough assembly to potential grant funds to pay for installation of electric vehicle charging stations in town, but the money is available only to communities that adopt a resolution in support of electric vehicles.

Tesla Loses More Than $700 Million
April 24, 2019
Tesla posted a surprisingly large $702.1 million net loss in the first quarter as sales of its electric cars slumped and demand appeared to be waning. The Palo Alto company lost $4.10 per share from January through March, when deliveries fell 31% from the fourth quarter. Tesla had warned it would lose money after turning two straight quarterly profits last year for the first time in its 15-year history.

Very Little Consumer Demand For EVs, Ex Cadillac Boss de Nysschen Says
April 24, 2019
Former Cadillac president Johan de Nysschen played a big part in helping to plan the luxury automaker’s forthcoming lineup of electric vehicles, but the outspoken executive still isn’t convinced that consumers actually want EVs. Speaking to Automobile in a recent interview, de Nysschen said that many EVs being sold today wouldn’t be approved by their respective manufacturers if they had internal combustion engines, as they aren’t profitable enough and sometimes make no money at all.

Ford To Invest $500M In Electric Vehicle Startup Rivian
April 24, 2019
Ford is sinking a half-billion dollars into electric vehicle startup Rivian in a deal that has the companies working together on a new Ford electric vehicle based on Rivian underpinnings. Ford Motor Co. will become a minority partner in Rivian, which is based outside of Detroit and recently rolled out a new electric pickup truck and an SUV that will go on sale late next year.

Google Maps Adds Real-Time Info To Its Convenient EV Charging Station Search Feature
April 23, 2019
One extremely convenient thing you've been able to do since last fall with Google Maps is easily find electric vehicle (EV) charging stations around the world, and now the feature is further improved to save you some hassle and avoid wasting your time. In addition to just showing you nearby charging stations and helping you reach them by taking the fastest route, the wildly successful app can also provide real-time information on the availability of actual charging ports.

DC Council Bill Would Mandate More Charging Infrastructure For Electric Cars
April 22, 2019
District residents and commuters may have access to more places to charge electric vehicles in a few years, if the DC Council adopts a new bill mandating additional charging infrastructure. The bill from Ward 3 Council member Mary Cheh, introduced March 19, would require new or heavily renovated commercial and multi-family buildings with off-street parking to provide wiring and other electrical equipment that could support a future electric-car charging station. The Electric Vehicle Readiness Amendment Act would apply to 20 percent of the parking spaces for such buildings as of 2021.

Charge Unveils Plan For Dockless Vehicle Charging, Parking
April 22, 2019
A new business has dedicated itself to building a network of charging, storage and service stations for dockless bikes and scooters. Charge announced its launch late last week, stating it is looking to install its docking stations in privately-owned garages, as well as parking lots and on-street spaces.

Electric Cars Might Save On Energy, But Not On Money
April 22, 2019
Driving an electric car in Iowa could soon cost more. The Iowa House voted to pass a bill that would charge electric vehicle users $130 a year in addition to their yearly registration fee. Since electric cars don’t need gas, they don’t support Iowa’s roadway tax. In other words, not needing gas means a person doesn’t pay taxes on gas, but their car still contributes to wear and tear on the roadways.

New Charging Stations Give Electric Vehicles A Boost At Union College
April 18, 2019
Since December, Union has added nine new dual port charging stations around campus, bringing to 22 from four the number of spots available for electric vehicle users. Paid for in part through grants from National Grid and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the new stations should encourage more EV users, an important step in pushing the College to achieve its goal of carbon neutrality.

Lyft Pulls E-bikes From 3 Cities Over Safety Concerns
April 15, 2019
Lyft has removed several thousand electric bikes from New York City, San Francisco and Washington, DC because of problems with their brakes, the company and three bike-share agencies said Sunday.

Electric Cars Are Finally Starting To Take Off. Congress Should Keep Them Affordable.
April 15, 2019
They cost less to drive, accelerate quickly and pollute far less than their traditional counterparts. Electric vehicles are starting to make inroads into the U.S. market, with more than 1 million silently and efficiently zipping around our streets. But just as we’re seeing more electric models, better batteries and more charging options, there’s a potential roadblock ahead. The federal tax incentives that have made these cars more affordable are beginning to expire.

LG&E and KU Electric Vehicle Charging Station Added to Morehead State University Campus
April 12, 2019
This week a new Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station was unveiled on Morehead State’s campus. As part of an initiative to improve charging infrastructure installed in the state, Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities added three new, publicly-accessible EV charging stations, meeting their goal of 20 stations.

Mini Believes Education Is Vital For The Future Of Electric Cars
April 12, 2019
Mini will soon enter the world of electric cars but, before it does, the automaker is doing its homework about what car shoppers want from an EV. The study, commissioned by Mini USA, yielded some surprises, particularly in terms of daily driving range requirements, and knowing where and when a recharge is possible. Based upon the findings, a lot of work remains to be done when it comes to electric car consumer education.

Alaska Looks To Develop More Electric Vehicle Charging Stations In Southeast
April 10, 2019
As Alaska Power and Telephone offers to lower energy bills for customers who buy electric cars, the state is looking to build more charging stations in Southeast Alaska.

Montclair State University Installs Electric Car Charging Stations in Campus Parking Garages
April 10, 2019
Montclair State University recently announced a new implementation of electric vehicle charging stations that are now available in the Red Hawk Deck and Carpe Diem parking garages.

A Bipartisan Bill Is Introduced To Retain And Expand The Federal Electric-Car Tax Credits
April 10, 2019
A bipartisan coalition introduced a bill in Congress today that would extend the one-time federal tax credit for buyers of electric, plug-in hybrid, and hydrogen-powered vehicles.

Work On Fire-Damaged Parking Garage Slated To Start In Fall (Spokane, Wash.)
May 10, 2019
Demolition and reconstruction work will begin six months after a parking garage near Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center was severely damaged by a fire, according to permits issued by the city.

Voucher Program Good First Step On Hospital Parking: Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN)
May 8, 2019
The head of the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN) said a new taxi voucher program is a step in the right direction when it comes to relieving the parking issues at the General Hospital in Regina. The new system would give employees at the hospital taxi vouchers to get back to their vehicles in the park-and-ride lot if they have to stay late, past when the shuttle ends.

Erie County Medical Center (Buffalo, N.Y.) Wants To Expand Parking Lot
May 6, 2019
After demolishing the last remaining building in the former Kensington Heights low-income housing community last year, the region's trauma center wants to use part of the vacant land at 1827 Fillmore Ave. to expand its parking lot, linking the two across the property line and adding another 194 spaces to its current total.

North Cowichan (Canada) Mayor Wants Free Parking At New Cowichan Hospital
May 6, 2019
Al Siebring wants to see free public parking at the Cowichan Valley’s new hospital, which is expected to be completed by 2024. Siebring, mayor of North Cowichan, said it has been a long tradition at the current Cowichan District Hospital on Gibbins Road to have free parking, and he wants to see that tradition continue at the new hospital, which will be built on Bell McKinnon Road.

Boca Raton (Fla.) Regional Hospital Breaks Ground On New Parking Garage, Kicks Off Hospital Expansion Projects
May 1, 2019
Boca Raton Regional Hospital has grown from its early beginnings of a 100-bed community hospital. And with the growing number of programs, treatments offered and people in the city, the hospital has outgrown its surface lot parking. In early 2020, the hospital will have a 972-space parking garage thanks to a $10 million contribution from the Schmidt Family Foundation.

Sutter Amador Hospital (Jackson, Calif.) Harnesses Solar Power to Provide More Than Half its Electricity Needs
May 1, 2019
ENGIE Services U.S. installed 1.58 megawatts (MW) of solar power on parking structures and rooftops at Sutter Amador Hospital. The solar power system will generate 2.4 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of clean, renewable power per year, reducing the Hospital's carbon footprint while positively impacting Sutter's core mission to provide excellence in patient care.

Emory’s Plan To Urbanize Midtown Campus (Huh?) Entails Parking Deck Called ‘Massive’
April 26, 2019
Emory’s plan to transform its Midtown hospital campus into an “active urban hub” is rather unorthodox. Emory Healthcare, part of the university system, intends to build a “massive” parking deck, according to a blog post by Atlanta’s Department of City Planning.

Project Will Improve Access, Parking At Salem (Mass.) Hospital
April 25, 2019
North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) will begin a construction project next week that will transform the main entrance of NSMC's Salem Campus and greatly improve the parking and access into the hospital along Highland Avenue.

Sensors Guide Motorists to Spaces in Parking Garage 1 (Duke)
April 22, 2019
A new parking guidance system in Parking Garage 1 will make it easier for patients and visitors to find available spaces in the multi-level facility. Duke partnered with Park Assist, an international parking company, to install a camera-based intelligent parking guidance system in the 1,750-space garage at 302 Trent Drive.

Expanded Hospital Garage Requires Abandonment Of City Street (Orlando, Fla.)
April 21, 2019
Demolition has already begun on a group of buildings that front Orange Avenue in order to prepare the site for an expanded parking garage on Advent Health-owned property in Ivanhoe Village.

FlashParking's Enterprise Platform Powers Mobility Initiative at Texas Medical Center, the World's Largest Medical City
April 18, 2019
FlashParking, in partnership with LAZ Parking, announced the completion of a 200-lane Parking Access and Revenue Control System installation at Texas Medical Center — the world’s largest medical complex — in just 44 days.

Autonomous Yale Hospital Shuttles Pitched
April 12, 2019
The city (New Haven, Conn.) is submitting a plan to the state that would pave the way for a pilot program for autonomous shuttles. The shuttle would transport between eight and 16 people between Yale-New Haven Hospital's two campuses at a speed of 10 to 15 miles per hour, according to the New Haven Independent.

Of All the Problems Our Cities Need to Fix, Lack of Car Parking Isn’t One of Them (Australia)
May 16, 2019
Parking is a fiery issue in Australian cities. That’s because cars dominate our cities, supported by decades of unbalanced planning decisions favouring space for cars over other land uses or forms of transport. Parking is even an issue in the federal election, with both the Coalition and Labor promising to fund more spaces for commuters.

Province Willing to Let Saskatoon (Canada) City Hall Mail Parking Tickets
May 16, 2019
The days of angry Saskatoon motorists finding a parking ticket under their windshield wipers could end soon. Instead, drivers who violate city parking regulations could soon find tickets in the mail, and more people could get tickets.

Electric Autonomous Vehicle Hits the Road in Beaumont (Canada)
May 16, 2019
For the first time in Canada, a self-driving shuttle has been integrated into regular traffic. An Electric Autonomous (ELA) vehicle pilot project has now taken over a kilometre-long stretch of 50 Street, the main road in Beaumont, Alta. In partnership with Pacific Western Transportation, the City of Beaumont is using the project to showcase the latest in self-driving technology. Although an operator is still required to monitor the shuttle, it can manoeuvre alongside the busy road on its own.

Congestion On Our Roads Is At An All-Time High As The Rise Of Online Shopping DOUBLES The Number Of Delivery Vans (U.K.)
May 14, 2019
A huge increase in the number of delivery vans on the roads is fuelling gridlock, official figures show. A report by the Department for Transport revealed the ‘rapid rise in van traffic over the last 25 years’ has helped drive congestion levels to new heights.

UK's Newest Ride-Hailing App Aims To Give Control Back To Drivers, Riders
May 13, 2019
A new ride-hailing app for taxis, xooox, has launched in the United Kingdom, according to the AP. Riders can search for any taxis in their area based on a variety of criteria including the fare, estimated arrival time, vehicle size, trunk space and vehicle emissions — not just nearest location. The app reportedly has wider geographical coverage than other taxi apps and is considered a one-stop shop for passengers across the U.K.

Workplace Parking Tax Criticised By Police Officers' Union
May 10, 2019
The Scottish Police Federation (SPF) - the body representing rank-and-file officers - hit out after the proposals that could see motorists taxed for parking at work failed to include an exemption for police officers.

Voucher Program Good First Step On Hospital Parking: Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN)
May 8, 2019
The head of the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN) said a new taxi voucher program is a step in the right direction when it comes to relieving the parking issues at the General Hospital in Regina. The new system would give employees at the hospital taxi vouchers to get back to their vehicles in the park-and-ride lot if they have to stay late, past when the shuttle ends.

University of Monterrey Choose Park Assist PGS
May 8, 2019
Park Assist has been awarded the Parking Guidance System (PGS) contract for the new La Estoa construction at the University of Monterrey (Universidad de Monterrey).

Power Thieves Drain India’s Electric-Car Hopes
May 6, 2019
The Indian government earlier this year laid out a three-year subsidy program for electric vehicles valued at about $1.4 billion — about 10 times larger than a previous plan. There’s just one flaw in this impressive-looking commitment to putting more clean-energy vehicles on the roads: It’s likely to exacerbate rampant theft of electricity.

North Cowichan (Canada) Mayor Wants Free Parking At New Cowichan Hospital
May 6, 2019
Al Siebring wants to see free public parking at the Cowichan Valley’s new hospital, which is expected to be completed by 2024. Siebring, mayor of North Cowichan, said it has been a long tradition at the current Cowichan District Hospital on Gibbins Road to have free parking, and he wants to see that tradition continue at the new hospital, which will be built on Bell McKinnon Road.

UK Smart City Adoption Hampered By Low Awareness, Funding
May 3, 2019
ATG Access Managing Director Gavin Hepburn discusses how the challenges posed by urbanisation can be overcome with smart city technology.

Park Assist Awarded the Parking Guidance System Contract for Mall of the Netherlands
April 30, 2019
Park Assist has been awarded the Parking Guidance System (PGS) contract for Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield’s Mall of the Netherlands located in The Hague, The Netherlands.

EV Charging Stations: Best And Worst UK Cities For Charging Your Car
April 29, 2019
The best and worst places in the UK to find EV charging stations have been revealed by green energy provider Tonik Energy. The firm compared the number of driving licence holders in dozens of towns and cities in Britain against the number of EV charging stations listed in those locations by Zap Map.

'Uber Was Supposed To Be Our Public Transit'
April 29, 2019
Innisfil, Ontario, decided to partially subsidize ride-hailing trips rather than pay for a public bus system. It worked so well that now they have to raise fares and cap rides.

Uber, Didi Slam Mexico City's New Rules On Ride-Hailing, Including Cash Ban
April 25, 2019
Uber, Didi Chuxing and other ride-hailing firms on Thursday criticized a host of new regulations of the sector in Mexico’s capital city, which include a ban on cash fares that could exclude many potential customers who lack bank accounts.

Sony Launches A Taxi-Hailing App To Rival Uber In Tokyo
April 22, 2019
Sony last year announced it would enter Japan’s taxi-hailing space and, good to its word, the electronics giant has kicked off its S.Ride service in Tokyo. The service — which was first noted by CNET — is a joint venture between Sony, its payment services subsidiary and five licensed taxi companies. Because ride-hailing with civilian cars is illegal in Japan, the service will focus on connecting licensed taxis with passengers.

Congestion Pricing Cuts London Traffic by 30%. Now New York City Wants In.
April 21, 2019
If you drive a car into central London weekdays between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., you will pay a congestion charge of £11.50, equivalent to about $15. The rules are enforced by automatic cameras that snap photos of the license plates on the cars entering the congestion zone. Other cameras record the license plates of cars inside the city on a random basis. The city.s transportation agency tells Bloomberg the charge is having the desired effect, cutting the number of cars entering the city by 30% on weekdays.

Report: Transportation System Improvements Help Riders' Mental Health
April 18, 2019
Improvements in transportation infrastructure can improve millions of people's mental health, according to a WPI Economics report, commissioned by London City Airport. The study examined areas for improvements to road, rail, transit and airport infrastructure and services in England.

Amsterdam Implements Parking Rate Increase; Now €7.50 P/H
April 15, 2019
Amsterdam implemented its massive parking rate increase on Sunday, thereby cementing the city's position as the most expensive Dutch city to park in. From now on, parking in the city center costs 7.50 euros per hour, instead of 5 euros, NOS reports.

‘Hunger Games Of Parking’: Thousands Of Civil Servants Jockey For Spots As Space Crunch Hits New DND Headquarters
April 10, 2019
Thousands of public servants in Ottawa are scrambling after the Department of National Defence informed them they would lose their parking spaces and announced a lottery for new spots that some are calling the “Hunger Games of Parking.” DND is in the process of moving to a new campus in Ottawa’s west end that has parking for just about half of the 9,300 employees who are expected to work there.

Nearly 10,000 Tickets Handed Out In First Week Of Street Cleaning (Calgary, Canada)
April 10, 2019
In the first week of street cleaning, the city’s parking authority issued close to 10,000 tickets to drivers for not moving their vehicles.

At Singapore's Test Center, Self-Driving Cars Battle Fake Monsoons
April 8, 2019
The tropics, where sudden downpours of heavy rain frequently lead to flash floods, present special challenges for AVs. "Detecting standing water when it floods is difficult," says de Boer. "And even if you can detect the water, you don't know how deep it is." To overcome these challenges, developers often seek solutions in software. When creating reference maps to help vehicles navigate, Rus and her team select "permanent or long-term features for localization that are robust to the changes in weather conditions."

Truck Parking Europe Is Helping Truckers Book Secure Parking Spots Online
April 9, 2019
Truck Parking Europe, a startup based in Utrecht, The Netherlands, has created an online platform that helps truck drivers plan their routes through Europe by showing them available secure parking on the way, and also allowing them to book their spots online. Drivers can use this service through the company’s mobile application or via a desktop, with fleets being extended this functionality as well.

GM Autonomous Vehicle Subsidiary Cruise Nabs $1.15B Investment
May 8, 2019
Cruise Automation, the autonomous vehicle startup acquired by General Motors (NYSE: GM) in 2016, has secured an equity investment of $1.15 billion that values the company at $19 billion. The group of institutional investors included parent GM along with funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates and existing partners SoftBank Vision Fund and Honda.

DCTA (Lewisville, Texas) to Allocate $2.4 Million for Mobility Service Model
May 7, 2019
Denton County Transportation Authority’s (DCTA) board last month approved a new suite of on-call contracts that will enable the agency to allocate up to $2.4 million of its annual operating budget to mobility services in Denton County, Texas.

Judge Orders Metro to Cease Talks in Private Parking Deal While Procurement Issues Play Out
May 3, 2019
Nashville, Tennessee, must temporarily cease talks with the company it wants to hire to run on-street parking, a judge ruled. The halt comes while a challenge that the city violated its own rules in selecting the firm plays out. Metro is in final negotiations with LAZ Parking to hand over the city's on-street parking management — a deal up for first reading on Nashville Metro Council's agenda this week.

T2 Systems Celebrates 25th Anniversary
April 25, 2019
T2 Systems, the largest parking technology provider in North America, today announced that the company is celebrating 25 years of delivering reliable, innovative parking technology solutions. Since its inception, the company has grown to serve thousands of parking professionals and manage more than 200 million parking transactions for over 2 billion dollars annually.

ParkMobile Finishes Strong Q1 with Over 13 Million Users and Record Growth
April 25, 2019
ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America, has completed a record breaking Q1 for 2019. The company hit the 13 million user milestone and is now adding over 400,000 new registered users every month. Since ParkMobile's launch in 2008, the app has helped people pay for more than 41 billion minutes of parking time.

LAZ Parking Acquires California Based Shuttle Company Professional Parking and Welcomes Ralph Caldin as New Vice President of Transportation Services
April 24, 2019
LAZ Parking, one of the fastest growing parking and mobility companies in the United States, announced that it has acquired Professional Parking, a California based shuttle company that has over 150 employees and a fleet of over 50 shuttles. As part of this exciting new venture, LAZ is also welcoming Ralph Caldin as the new VP of Transportation Services.

New App for Metered Parking (Univ. of Arkansas)
April 19, 2019
A new app called Flowbird is now available and will make it more convenient to pay for metered parking on campus. In the past, Transit and Parking has encouraged the use of an app called Whoosh! but it has been purchased by Flowbird.

Ardmore (Okla.) Reserves Special Parking Spot Downtown for Wounded Veterans
May 16, 2019
One way Ardmore is honoring wounded veterans, like Veteran Jason Mix, is with a special reserved parking spot on the East Main Streetscape.

Wichita (Kan.) Plans to Offer 500 City-Owned Parking Spaces to Developer of Downtown Complex
May 15, 2019
Wichita plans to commit 500 city-owned parking spaces downtown to a developer that wants to open a medical school, culinary arts school, student housing facility and hotel in the heart of the city.

La Crosse (Wis.) to Spend $100,000 to Study Parking Use in Commercial, Campus and Hospital Areas
May 14, 2019
The La Crosse Parking Utility is looking to get a better idea of how parking is used and how that will change in the future through a detailed study approved Monday by the Board of Public Works.

Skico, Willits Neighbors at Odds over Parking Solutions for Proposed Project (Basalt, Colo.)
May 13, 2019
When the Basalt Town Council takes up the debate on Aspen Skiing Co.’s proposed affordable housing project at Willits, parking will emerge as a key battleground.

Plattsburgh (N.Y.) Mayor Discusses Controversy Over Loss Of Parking
May 10, 2019
Controversy is still swirling around a parking lot in the city of Plattsburgh. Development plans for the Durkee Street Parking Lot call for more than 100 market-rate apartments, more than 13,000-square feet of commercial space for restaurants or businesses, and plans to grow the city's farmers market. But getting rid of free parking and charging for parking elsewhere in the city is not popular with everyone. There is even a Save Durkee Street Parking Lot Facebook group.

Mount Dora (Fla.) Alleviates Parking Woes With New Downtown Lot
May 9, 2019
Visitors to downtown Mount Dora will soon have more places to park after the City Council on Tuesday rezoned two parcels to cinch the deal. According to Mount Dora’s Planning Director Vince Sandersfeld, two side-by-side properties on a half-acre in the downtown district at Third Avenue and Baker Street were rezoned from residential to mixed use to make way for a parking lot with 50 grassy spots and a bathroom facility.

Parking Garage Could Help Solve North Park (Calif.) Debate Over Bike Lanes
May 8, 2019
Business leaders in North Park say a little-used parking garage could help solve the debate over adding bike lanes to 30th street.

Colchester Avenue (Burlington, Vt.) Bike Plan Would Reduce Resident Parking
May 8, 2019
Dozens of Colchester Avenue residents would have to find a new place to park their cars under a proposed plan. City officials are looking at a parking ban for the north side of the street as part of an effort to revamp roads and sidewalks along the popular corridor.

Cape Elizabeth (Maine) Council To Vote On Fort Williams Parking Fees
May 8, 2019
A comprehensive plan to implement pay-and-display parking at Fort Williams Park was presented by Town Manager Matthew Sturgis during a Town Council public hearing Monday.

Parking Problems: Man Discovers Hoboken (N.J.) Parking Space Have Incorrect Angles
May 6, 2019
Street parking in Hoboken is taking a turn for the worse - and it is all because one man knew something was wrong. Now, more than a dozen spots have to be done over. The city recently converted parallel parking spots along a stretch of the road to create more parking spaces. Now there is an even bigger problem - the city got the angles of some of the parking spots wrong.

Downtown: Revenues Are Up, But Businesses Still Frustrated With Parking Situation (Concord, N.H.)
May 5, 2019
Concord’s parking system had generated $2.1 million in revenue three-quarters of the way through the fiscal year. More precisely, the amount of money the city has collected in the first nine months of the fiscal year is ahead of budget projections and is on pace to surpass the $2.4 million the city expected to take in over a 12 month period.

Council Reviews Downtown Parking Study (Columbia, Tenn.)
May 4, 2019
Columbia City Council was presented findings last week of a recent $50,000 downtown parking study, which revealed a parking garage might not be the most ideal solution to Columbia’s growing parking issues.

City (Adrian, Mich.) Hears Prelim Data On Parking Study
May 3, 2019
Partnerships with private businesses and a need for more public parking signage were two takeaways from a preliminary findings presentation on the city’s downtown parking situation Wednesday evening.

Fullerton (Calif.) Moves Ahead With Paid Downtown Parking Using License Plate Readers
May 1, 2019
People will have to pay to park in downtown Fullerton public garages and lots when the city launches a pilot parking program in June, in spite of privacy concerns from residents and City Council members over the license plate readers that will be used.

Boston City Council To Hold Hearing On Parking Problem
May 1, 2019
Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu proposed a resident parking fee and it sparked a broader conversation.

Clearwater (Fla.) Could Face Parking Crunch After Imagine Clearwater Gets Built
April 30, 2019
Imagine Clearwater, the ambitious plan to redevelop the downtown waterfront, will require the removal of six, city-owned parking lots totaling 692 spaces. That’s just one of the challenges faced by city planners designing a new downtown: How to provide parking for the thousands of daily or weekly visitors the city needs to spark and maintain a lively and profitable downtown entertainment, restaurant, and retail area.

City of Eau Claire (Wis.) Asking For Input In New Parking Survey
April 29, 2019
The City of Eau Claire wants to know what you think of parking in certain areas around downtown. The city is circulating an online survey, asking people about their parking experience in downtown, around the Randall Park Neighborhood and Eau Claire’s third ward. Whether you live in those areas, or just park there often, city officials say they’re looking for as much information as possible.

Nashville to Get $300M in Deal with Private Company to Take Over On-Street Parking
April 25, 2019
Nashville is one step closer to a private takeover of its on-street parking. Mayor David Briley's administration formally notified LAZ Parking Georgia, LLC, on Wednesday that the city plans to hand them the management of the city's parking spaces. The company will issue tickets, collect fines and issue permits for valet parking, loading zones and street parking permits in residential areas on behalf of city officials.

City (Tarboro, N.C.) Scraps Parking for Housing
April 22, 2019
Last summer in preparation for the opening of the Rocky Mount Event Center, the city made improvements to parking lots owned by Edgecombe Community College as voted on by the City Council. The city and college were to share adjoining parking lots on Tarboro Street, but the city has since approved a state-funded housing project at the site with Councilman Reuben Blackwell saying he doesn't remember talks or votes concerning the agreement with the college.

City's Parking Chief Says There's Plenty To Go Around, Just Be Prepared To Walk (Buffalo, N.Y.)
April 22, 2019
The continuing bureaucratic pathway for a giant affordable housing complex at 201 Ellicott St. in Buffalo is again exposing the struggle over whether there is enough parking downtown, as more and more people live and work in the Central Business District.

Bar Harbor (Maine) Will Start Charging For Downtown Parking Next Month
April 19, 2019
Starting next month, if you plan to use public parking in downtown Bar Harbor, you will need one of two things: a permit or your wallet. The town has set time limits on parking in much of the downtown village for many years, but in May it plans to start charging for the privilege.

Petoskey (Mich.) Downtown Moves Forward With New Parking Meters
April 18, 2019
Representatives on the Petoskey Downtown Management Board approved the purchase of 450 new street meters in the downtown area, equipped with smart technology that will allow the city to assess parking situations in real time, this week.

Downtown (Petoskey, Mich.) Management Board Considers New Parking Meters
April 15, 2019
Petoskey’s downtown area could see new “smart” parking meters installed on city blocks in the near future. The city’s Downtown Management Board has been looking into the new parking meters for the better part of a year. Officials say the change would complement other recent efforts to improve parking issues downtown and secure more funds for future parking infrastructure.

Parking Meter Proposal Gets Mixed Reception From Downtown Businesses (Rapid City, S.D.)
April 13, 2019
While some business owners appear cautiously optimistic about the impending installation of parking meters in downtown Rapid City, others are outright skeptical. The meters — 620 of which will be mounted along Main and St. Joseph streets between Fifth and Ninth streets, and along Sixth, Seventh and Ninth streets — are expected to be in position by early June. They will accept payments by coin and by mobile app, or by card for a $1 minimum, replacing free three-hour parking spots and charging 25 cents for 15 minutes.

Why The Rush To Outsource Nashville's Public Parking? And What Will It Mean For You?
April 12, 2019
Nashville is in a rush to secure a deal to outsource its public parking. The solicitation for proposals from private companies to take over its on-street parking operations asks for $30 million up front to take over the city's work. The winning bidder — which would also pay the city its current net revenue parking of $1.5 million — would manage the city's parking spaces, issue tickets, collect fines and issue permits for valet parking, loading zones and street parking permits in residential areas. It would be a 30-year deal.

Those All-Bicycle Apartments Proposed Downtown (Boise, Idaho) Might Get Some Car Parking After All
April 12, 2019
When a developer last month proposed an eight-story apartment building Downtown, it planned bicycle parking but no car parking — an unusual idea for Boise. The Ithaca, New York, developer of what is called The Vanguard is now reconsidering that decision.

Keene (N.H.) Panel Backs Pay-And-Display Parking At Central Square
April 12, 2019
After a presentation from city staff Thursday, a Keene City Council committee backed a new path forward in the quandary of Central Square parking. On a 4-1 vote, the council’s finance, organization and personnel committee recommended a trial run of a pay-and-display system for the square’s lone kiosk. Instead of entering their license plate number, users would leave a printed receipt on their dash. The vendor would offer a 30-day trial at no cost to the city, according to City Manager Elizabeth A. Dragon.

‘Probably Have To Do Fourth Street First,’ Easton (Pa.) Parking Consultant Says Of New Garage Sites
April 11, 2019
Easton City Council on Wednesday reviewed a 90-page study of its parking supply, demand and future projections. Available on the city’s website since Friday, the Walker Consultants’ study looked at 57 blocks encompassing Downtown Easton to the Northampton County Courthouse, in addition to the old National Canal Museum lot off Route 611 and a gravel lot traditionally used for bus parking off Lehigh Drive.

We Can No Longer Give Away The Value Of A Parking - Guest View
April 10, 2019
The city (Edmonds, Wash.) has approved the nine-unit development in downtown that does not have on-site parking. The original code was intended to allow for smaller building developments instead of assembling multiple properties to combine into a larger development. Some have complained that such a development is not what Edmonds wants, but here are some of the detailed estimates of the impact of nine units with no parking or six units with onsite parking.

New Philadelphia (Ohio) Seeks New Method to Enforce Parking Laws
May 17, 2019
City officials are scrambling to find a new way to enforce New Philadelphia’s parking laws after a federal court ruled that marking a vehicle’s tires with chalk is unconstitutional.

Berkeley City Council Passes Parking Enforcement Resolutions
May 17, 2019
During Tuesday’s meeting, Berkeley City Council voted on resolutions to purchase 15 parking enforcement vehicles and to increase parking enforcement on UC Berkeley football game days.

Nashville Drivers to Pay More in Fines Under Mayor's Parking Plan
May 16, 2019
Nashville drivers will pay millions more in parking fines if a private company starts operating the city's metered parking. Mayor David Briley wants the council to approve a deal to outsource Metro's metered parking enforcement by the end of next month.

Province Willing to Let Saskatoon (Canada) City Hall Mail Parking Tickets
May 16, 2019
The days of angry Saskatoon motorists finding a parking ticket under their windshield wipers could end soon. Instead, drivers who violate city parking regulations could soon find tickets in the mail, and more people could get tickets.

Berkeley Officials Boost Parking Ticket Fine on Cal Football Game Days to $225
May 16, 2019
The Berkeley City Council voted Tuesday night to increase parking ticket fines on Cal football game days to $225. The vote was part of a package of changes staff asked officials to make to expand the city’s Residential Parking Permit (RPP) program, add parking enforcement staff and increase the fees for parking permits.

City Overcharging for Thousands of Expired Meter Parking Tickets (Chicago, Ill.)
May 14, 2019
You park, you pay, you stay too long, you expect to get a ticket. If that happens in most neighborhoods, the ticket is supposed to be cheaper than what you’d pay downtown. However, the city has issued thousands of parking fines to drivers outside of the city’s central business district as if they’d parked downtown.

Days Could Be Numbered For Some Free Downtown Parking (Laconia, N.H.)
May 14, 2019
All-day parking downtown, now free, would come at a cost under a proposal being considered by the City Council. City Manager Scott Myers unveiled a plan Monday night to also step up enforcement of parking regulations and to more than double the cost of parking tickets.

Neighbors in DC Could Soon Issue Parking Tickets
May 13, 2019
Some D.C. residents may soon be receiving parking tickets from their neighbors. A pilot program, called the Citizen Safety Enforcement Pilot Program, would allow up to 10 people per ward to dole out citations after receiving some training.

Van Bramer Blasts Drivers Who Park in Bike Lanes and on Sidewalks, Calls for Higher Fines and Cameras (New York, N.Y.)
May 9, 2019
Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer joined forces with members of Transportation Alternatives in Long Island City this morning to condemn motorists who block sidewalks, bike lanes and crosswalks—and to call on the NYPD to ticket these drivers.

Colchester Avenue (Burlington, Vt.) Bike Plan Would Reduce Resident Parking
May 8, 2019
Dozens of Colchester Avenue residents would have to find a new place to park their cars under a proposed plan. City officials are looking at a parking ban for the north side of the street as part of an effort to revamp roads and sidewalks along the popular corridor.

Parking Enforcement Hours, Time Limits Tweaked (Bar Harbor, Maine)
May 8, 2019
The Town Council decided to heed requests to change the enforcement hours and time limits in the new downtown parking system that goes into effect May 15. On Tuesday, the council acted to end enforcement in permit parking areas at 6 p.m., instead of 8 p.m.

Omaha Exploring New Parking Enforcement Options
May 7, 2019
If you don't pay your parking tickets, a new device could soon be waiting for you on your windshield. Barnacle parking enforcement has been adopted by cities across the country and Omaha could soon join the list.

Las Cruces (N.M.) City Council OK's 2-Hour Time Limit On Certain Downtown Parking
May 7, 2019
Las Cruces City Councilors on Monday voted to impose, for the first time ever, a time limit to on-street parking within the downtown area.

Mich. City Asks Appeals Court to Reconsider Ruling on Chalking Tires for Parking Enforcement
May 6, 2019
Saginaw, Mich., asked a federal appeals court on Monday to rethink its April 22 ruling that declared unconstitutional the old parking enforcement technique of marking tires with chalk, saying the case was of “exceptional importance” and had prompted cities across the Midwest to abandon the practice.

Red Parking Meter Stickers Are Down (Oxford, Miss.)
May 6, 2019
Oxford Mayor Robyn Tannehill and the Oxford Police Department told residents Saturday to ignore the red stickers recently placed on parking meters that warn against parking in spots where the meter is not working or face a fine.

‘We Are Being Reasonable’: Facing Rebuke from Commission Chairman, Parking Manager Defends Enforcement (New Canaan, Conn.)
May 6, 2019
During a tense meeting last week that included menacing language from an appointed official, the head of New Canaan’s Parking Bureau defended the town’s enforcement officers against accusations that they’re aggressive and sneaky about issuing tickets.

City (Madison, Wis.) Looking To Mix Of New Rules To Better Clear Streets, Expand Parking
May 6, 2019
The area usually exempt from Madison’s unpopular alternate-side parking ordinance would expand and new rules aimed at making snow and debris removal more efficient would go into effect under a multifaceted proposal from the city’s Streets Division.

Parking Tickets May Soon Be Mailed Out In DC, Increases To Street Parking Proposed
May 3, 2019
Changes to allow parking enforcement officers to mail tickets to drivers who take off before the ticket can be placed on their windshields or handed to them are on track for D.C. Council approval. The changes could particularly help support planned increased enforcement of bike lane safety rules if approved by the full council in votes expected May 14.

Glenwood Springs (Colo.) Continues Tire Chalking Parking Enforcement Following Controversial Court Ruling
May 2, 2019
The city of Glenwood Springs has no intention of discontinuing chalking tires to track how long a vehicle has remained parked in a particular spot. On April 22, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled that the practice of chalking tires violated the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition on unreasonable searches and seizures.

The (NYC) DOT Quandary: Double-Parking Isn’t Illegal — Except When It Actually Is
May 2, 2019
Double-parking: It’s dangerous, it causes congestion — and in most parts of New York City, it’s completely legal for delivery vehicles.

New York City's 'Parking Ticket Advocate' is Helping Scofflaw Drivers Win Dismissals
May 1, 2019
The city’s new “parking summons advocate” is helping scofflaw drivers get their tickets dismissed at a rate nearly twice the normal rate, city officials admitted this week.

First-Ever 3D Parking Space Draws Attention to the 'No Parking' Zones Reserved for Handicap Access (Speedway, Ind.)
May 1, 2019
To kick off National Mobility Awareness Month, Indiana-based company BraunAbility revealed the first-ever 3D parking space in Speedway. The 3D accessible parking design is meant to build awareness about the issues people with mobility disabilities face, including the frequent misuse of the access aisle with disable parking spaces.

L.A. Residents Could Get More Warning Before Parking Tickets Are Issued In Repair Zones
May 1, 2019
A Los Angeles City Council member on Wednesday called for the city’s road repair agency to do a better job of alerting residents when their streets are being turned into temporary no-parking zones.

City Of Owosso (Mich.) Starts Live Parking Enforcement
April 29, 2019
The City of Owosso is starting a new parking enforcement system that is designed to be more accurate after chalking tires was ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge. The policy of chalking tires to enforce parking restrictions has been declared unconstitutional so local cities are thinking of new ways on how to enforce parking.

Colorado Hopes To Fine Gas Car Drivers Who Park At EV Stations
April 27, 2019
It's already hard enough to find an electric car charging station, but it's worse when you have to deal with passive-aggressive types (or just inconsiderate folk) who park their gas-based cars in those stations. Colorado, at least, wants to do something about it.

Reading (Pa.) Parking Authority Is Owed $2 Million; A New Tool Helps It Track Down Unpaid Tickets
April 26, 2019
Moving along Court Street on a warm spring day, the Reading Parking Authority's latest tool — a Jeep Renegade outfitted with a license-plate reader — searched for parking scofflaws. Two cameras mounted to the Jeep's roof scanned license plates of vehicles parked along the street. If a plate number matched one in the device's database, the computer screen turned red and a bell sounded. Enforcement officers didn't even drive a block on their first day using the new system before the reader got a pair of hits on Court Street.

(Seal Beach, Calif.) Council OKs Introduction of New Parking Rules
April 26, 2019
The City Council unanimously approved the introduction of changes to the city’s parking laws and policies at the agency’s Monday, April 22, meeting. The ordinance updating the Municipal Code will return to the council for a second reading. One of the new rules in the ordinance that the council approved this week will require anyone who parks in a commercial area to move their car 150 feet to avoid a citation for parking over the time limit.

Double-Parking Crackdown in NYC Would Pinch Businesses
April 25, 2019
New York City wants to tighten double-parking rules citywide to ease congestion, but delivery firms say the changes would lead to more tickets and increase business expenses because there are so few spaces to park legally.

Chalking It Up To Technology, Cities Wait To See Fallout Of Appeals Court Decision On Parking Enforcement
April 24, 2019
No changes are expected to the way Wilmington and neighboring municipalities enforce parking — at least for now. Earlier this week, a neighboring federal appeals court district decided that “chalking” a parked car in order to monitor it for parking enforcement is unconstitutional. The three-judge panel said that the process of physically marking a vehicle in order to eventually pursue a penalty on behalf of a municipality is a violation of the Fourth Amendment. While not the practice, Wilmington’s parking ordinance does include a line that says marking a vehicle with chalk is permissible. Emails obtained by WECT show the measure is being discussed among city staff, and parking manager Chance Dunbar was able to discuss what the city currently does. Regarding the chalking itself, Dunbar said contractor Lanier Parking has been using “digital chalking” for at least the last decade.

Michigan City's Policy Of Chalking Tires To Enforce Parking Restrictions Declared Unconstitutional
April 22, 2019
A Michigan city’s policy of chalking tires to enforce parking restrictions has been declared unconstitutional. A federal court says chalking tires in Saginaw to keep track of parked cars is an unreasonable search and has no role in maintaining public safety. The decision by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals created a new legal precedent Monday in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.

Morgantown (W.Va.) Resident Helps Spark Change To Parking Policy
April 22, 2019
The policies on parking boots have been changed with it comes to parking in Downtown Morgantown. A confusing situation for one woman actually played a role in getting one of the policies changed. Morgantown Parking Authority Executive Director Dana McKenzie says the policy has been adjusted for those who may not know, or remember, if they have received tickets.

City (Evanston, Ill.) Makes Move To Stickerless Parking Permits
April 21, 2019
Evanston aldermen Monday are scheduled to adopt changes to implement plans to eliminate stickers from the city's parking enforcement system and rely on license plate recognition technology instead. Up for approval Monday are changes to the city code to eliminate the requirement of stickers for permit parking in the city's surface parking lots and to purchase five license plate recognition systems from Passport Labs of Charlotte, North Carolina, for $206,500.

(Chicago) Alderman Reintroduces Ordinance To Help Alleviate Parking Ticket Costs
April 19, 2019
A Chicago alderman is bringing back a proposed ordinance that was sidelined under the Emanuel Administration that would overhaul the system of escalating fines and fees for parking tickets and city sticker violations.

Drivers From These Gentrifying Philly Neighborhoods Get The Most Parking Tickets
April 18, 2019
WHYY obtained records that reveal, for the first time, where ticketed drivers live — specifically, the ZIP code where each driver’s vehicle is registered. The data indicates that not all drivers are created equal: Residents from five gentrifying ZIP codes near Center City receive tickets at higher rates than anyone else.

Portland (Maine) Waterfront Panel Seeks Parking Remedies
April 16, 2019
Window tags and stricter enforcement of zoning rules are two methods the city may use to help preserve waterfront parking for people working in marine-related jobs. “We would be looking for better marking and signage, and we would be looking for mechanisms to enforce it,” city Waterfront Coordinator Bill Needelman said April 11 at the Waterfront Working Group meeting in City Hall.

Minneapolis Changes Rates, Enforcement Hours, Time Limits To More Than 2,600 Downtown Parking Meters
April 15, 2019
The City of Minneapolis announced Monday that changes, effective immediately, will be seen across 2,626 parking spaces in the downtown area. The changes represent some price increases, decreases, hours of enforcement and a reduction for a maximum time limit at many downtown meters.

Nampa (Idaho) Updates Limits For On-Street Parking Downtown
April 15, 2019
Nampa city officials recently approved revisions to parking limits in the historic district. City officials made the changes after listening to various businesses and community members on ways to improve parking downtown, according to a press release from the city.

New Orleans Reminds Drivers Of Increased Fine For Parking In Bike Lanes
April 15, 2019
The city of New Orleans is preparing for the impending enforcement of the increased fine for motorists who illegally park in designated bike lanes, as approved by the City Council.

Berkeley’s RV Parking Ban Sends Shock Waves Through Neighboring Cities
April 12, 2019
A new Berkeley ordinance that would ban overnight street parking of recreational vehicles has Oakland officials concerned that hundreds of RV dwellers could move to their city and others nearby.

New Long-Term Parking Permits Planned In Gettsyburg (Pa.)
April 12, 2019
Gettysburg is poised to launch a new long-term parking option. A permit allowing anyone to park at designated long-term street meters for $35 per month will be available during a six-month trial period, borough council members determined last month.

Nearly 10,000 Tickets Handed Out In First Week Of Street Cleaning (Calgary, Canada)
April 10, 2019
In the first week of street cleaning, the city’s parking authority issued close to 10,000 tickets to drivers for not moving their vehicles.

LA Approves Hefty Fines For Drivers Who Misuse Disabled Placards
April 10, 2019
Los Angeles drivers who hang fraudulent or expired disabled placards in their vehicles to snag prime parking spots could soon face stiff fines when caught doing so. Local laws already make it illegal to use placards that are lost, stolen, or belong to someone who’s not in the vehicle, but on Tuesday, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted to hit violators with a fine of $1,100, the maximum penalty allowed under state law.

Highlands Parking Pilot Program to Be in Effect on Blue-White Weekend
April 10, 2019
State College Borough announced parking changes for Blue White weekend, including the first implementation of the new Highlands Residential Parking Pilot Program approved last fall. As in the past for big event weekends, the State College parking department will not be enforcing — in much of the borough — the “No Parking 2 a.m. to 6 a.m.” and the one- and two-hour restrictions beginning at noon on Friday until 2 a.m. on Monday.

Survey: Fewer Locals Avoiding Las Vegas Strip Due To Parking Fees
May 16, 2019
While paid parking still receives hostility from some locals, a recent survey from the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance shows Clark County residents may be growing less averse to the fees. The LVGEA’s 2019 Community Survey, released this week, reported a dip in the number of respondents who avoid Strip services and casinos that charge for parking compared with last year. But just how big is that drop?

Alexandria (Va.) City Council Passes Bill Slashing Parking Rates During Metro Shutdown
May 15, 2019
The Alexandria City Council will reduce parking garage prices following a 1:15 a.m. vote Wednesday. The goal of this rate change is to keep traffic off the street during the Metro shutdown. Metro is preparing the final stages of a major summer shutdown that will impact all Blue and Yellow Line stations south of Reagan National Airport.

Council Straw Vote Backs $3.25 On-Street Bethesda (Md.) Parking Rate
May 14, 2019
In a straw vote, the Montgomery County Council supported a $1 an hour rate increase for on-street meters in downtown Bethesda during peak times.

Days Could Be Numbered For Some Free Downtown Parking (Laconia, N.H.)
May 14, 2019
All-day parking downtown, now free, would come at a cost under a proposal being considered by the City Council. City Manager Scott Myers unveiled a plan Monday night to also step up enforcement of parking regulations and to more than double the cost of parking tickets.

Local Blogger Says More Resorts May Follow Wynn's Lead on Free Parking (Las Vegas, Nev.)
May 14, 2019
Last month Wynn Las Vegas announced free self-parking for guests in its garages at Wynn and Encore. And since then local blogger Scott Roeben says he's heard from his sources another large resort group, MGM Resorts, could back off paid guest parking too.

Fayetteville (N.C.) Agrees to Cut $10 Parking Fee in Half after Protests
May 13, 2019
Parking fees in city lots during Fayetteville Woodpeckers games will be reduced to $5 under a plan endorsed by the Fayetteville City Council on Monday night.

Nevada City City Council Considers Tripling Meter Fees, Adding More Spaces Downtown
May 9, 2019
Finding parking in downtown Nevada City is not always easy, but those who do also find a meter rate of 25 cents. Nevada City’s council members aim to change both ends of the equation, however, increasing the amount charged per hour and adding more metered parking spaces.

Will Rogers World Airport (Oklahoma City, Okla.) To Increase Parking Rates
May 7, 2019
Council members agreed with the airport trust to increase parking rates at Will Rogers World Airport. This will help fund capital improvements as well as bring in revenue they said.

Boston's Parking Permit Debate Highlights Inequities of Vehicle Access, City Resources
May 7, 2019
Last month, Boston City Council President Michelle Wu introduced a proposal to charge residents for neighborhood and guest parking permits. The fees are modest by Boston parking standards. For instance, the $25 fee for one car for a year is less than what many garages charge for one day. Still, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh quickly dismissed the idea.

Bethesda (Md.) Business Group Not Opposed To Parking Rate Hike
May 3, 2019
The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce is taking a cautiously optimistic stance on a proposal that would increase on-street parking rates in Bethesda to as much as $3.25 per hour during busy times.

Council Seeks To Save STAR Credit, Will Raise Prices For Syracuse Parking Meters
May 3, 2019
City taxes will go up next year, but not by enough to jeopardize homeowners’ property tax relief credits. And it will soon get more expensive to pay for the parking meter citywide. To make up for the revenue shortfall created by a lower tax increase, the council proposed a $600,000 increase in parking meter revenue.

Wynn, Encore To Offer Free Self-Parking Starting In May
April 29, 2019
Wynn Las Vegas says it will resume offering free self-parking at its Wynn and Encore resorts on the Las Vegas Strip starting in May. Valet parking remains free for overnight hotel guests at both resorts.

Higher Rates Among County Parking Deck Changes Going Into Effect Monday, May 6
April 29, 2019
Cobb County commissioners in March approved a three-year contract with LAZ Parking that will see the county pay $128,000 annually to LAZ for operation of the decks, or about $10,667 per month, with the fee increasing 3 percent annually for each year of the contract.

Carbondale (Ill.) City Council Considering Making Downtown Parking Free
April 24, 2019
After several discussions over the last six to eight months both internally with staff and during Council meetings, Carbondale City Manager Gary Williams made what he felt was a summary of the feelings of all those hours of talk. Williams outlined a potential plan that would open up all parking downtown as free with the trial’s sunset to not go beyond one year. He also suggested a parking time limit of three to four hours in city-owned lots.

Charlottesville (Va.) Sees Increase in Parking Garage Use, Rise in Revenue
April 22, 2019
Amid operational changes and a drop in parking fees, both parking garages in downtown Charlottesville are seeing increased usage. And with this increase in usage comes more cash for the city.

With Meter Rate Changes, Free Parking Vanishes In Downtown Minneapolis
April 21, 2019
Chuck Henninger got an unpleasant surprise last Monday when he went to pay the parking meter in downtown Minneapolis. The price had gone up by $1 an hour. “I was shocked,” he said about the increase that went into effect last week without much forewarning from the city, which announced the price hike in a news release.

Bar Harbor (Maine) Will Start Charging For Downtown Parking Next Month
April 19, 2019
Starting next month, if you plan to use public parking in downtown Bar Harbor, you will need one of two things: a permit or your wallet. The town has set time limits on parking in much of the downtown village for many years, but in May it plans to start charging for the privilege.

Decatur (Ga.) Delays Plan To End Free Parking After 6 P.M. Following Backlash
April 19, 2019
A revision to the city of Decatur’s parking page on its website got social media users grumbling, causing the city to delay a plan to charge for parking after 6 p.m. Parking is a contentious issue in the city. Hans Utz, a Decaturish contributor, recently published a lengthy analysis of parking in Decatur that touched on the city’s plans to enforce parking limits after 6 p.m.

Minneapolis Changes Rates, Enforcement Hours, Time Limits To More Than 2,600 Downtown Parking Meters
April 15, 2019
The City of Minneapolis announced Monday that changes, effective immediately, will be seen across 2,626 parking spaces in the downtown area. The changes represent some price increases, decreases, hours of enforcement and a reduction for a maximum time limit at many downtown meters.

Amsterdam Implements Parking Rate Increase; Now €7.50 P/H
April 15, 2019
Amsterdam implemented its massive parking rate increase on Sunday, thereby cementing the city's position as the most expensive Dutch city to park in. From now on, parking in the city center costs 7.50 euros per hour, instead of 5 euros, NOS reports.

Paid Parking A No-Go This Summer In Crested Butte (Colo.)
April 10, 2019
Paid parking will not be coming to Crested Butte this summer. The Town Council on Monday, April 1 decided that the public feedback on the idea has been mostly negative and council wants to see how this summer goes with congestion and parking problems.

We Can No Longer Give Away The Value Of A Parking - Guest View
April 10, 2019
The city (Edmonds, Wash.) has approved the nine-unit development in downtown that does not have on-site parking. The original code was intended to allow for smaller building developments instead of assembling multiple properties to combine into a larger development. Some have complained that such a development is not what Edmonds wants, but here are some of the detailed estimates of the impact of nine units with no parking or six units with onsite parking.

Temporary Parking Lot Rolling Out In Downtown Eugene (Ore.)
May 16, 2019
Crews are literally rolling out a new parking lot in downtown Eugene. It's a temporary fix as Lane County looks for a long-term solution. A durable reusable material is being rolled out like a carpet on the old city hall lot, where county leaders hope to build the new courthouse.

Port of Albany Plays Role in Construction of Airport Parking Garage
May 15, 2019
One of the heaviest shipments so far this year at the Port of Albany is the 24,000 tons of steel it is currently receiving, all destined for the 1,000-vehicle parking garage being built at the Albany International Airport. The airport is expecting 486 steel beams, all made in the United States, that will be used to support the five-story parking structure. The garage is expected to open March 31, 2020, less than a year from now.

Mass Ave Parking Garage Hidden in Apartment Building to Start Rising This Summer as City Gives Final OK (Indianapolis, Ind.)
May 14, 2019
After three years of going back and forth in court with a small group of neighbors, developers have been given the go-ahead to build a 255-space parking garage hidden inside an apartment building next to the Athenaeum and Rathskeller — and construction is expected to begin this summer.

Downtown (Toledo, Ohio) Parking Lots May Soon Have To Spruce Up Their Image
May 10, 2019
Downtown parking-lot owners have mixed feelings about a Kapszukiewicz administration proposal that would require them all to conform to a uniform look. Some say it’s just part of investing in a growing downtown, but others believe the improvements could be costly and cause unnecessary financial strain.

Work On Fire-Damaged Parking Garage Slated To Start In Fall (Spokane, Wash.)
May 10, 2019
Demolition and reconstruction work will begin six months after a parking garage near Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center was severely damaged by a fire, according to permits issued by the city.

Downtown Atlanta’s $125M Parking Deck-Topping Apartment Tower to Break Ground Thursday
May 8, 2019
One of downtown Atlanta’s many parking decks could soon house hundreds of people. Sort of. On Thursday, officials with the development team of Banyan Street Capital and Greystar will break ground on Ascent Peachtree, a 345-unit apartment tower set to rise atop an existing parking garage.

Manchester Applying For Federal Grant To Redevelop Area Around New Parking Garage
May 8, 2019
New Hampshire’s largest city will open an enormous parking garage this summer. The 1,700-space Southern New Hampshire University garage on South Commercial Street is raising concerns about increased traffic in the area, and a multimillion-dollar solution could be in the works.

Lakeland (Fla.) Makes Plans For LPD-Adjacent Garage Downtown
May 8, 2019
Lakeland will prepare to build a second new downtown parking garage after city commissioners unanimously agreed to hire technical consultants to aid in the planning. The city has estimated it needs to create between 800 to 1,200 spaces to be able to provide slots for police department members, retail and office use, and support future downtown development.

Does This Parking Garage Make My Apartment Building Look Too Big?
May 5, 2019
If you are a multifamily developer or construction firm, get ready to put your wrap-around parking garages on a diet, or at least build them flexible enough to reduce their footprints in the future. Millennials and to a greater extent Generation Z — the demographic born between 1995 and 2010 — could turn the world into a car-optional one, leaving expensive underground, wrap-around and above-ground parking garages in a lurch.

Sutter Amador Hospital (Jackson, Calif.) Harnesses Solar Power to Provide More Than Half its Electricity Needs
May 1, 2019
ENGIE Services U.S. installed 1.58 megawatts (MW) of solar power on parking structures and rooftops at Sutter Amador Hospital. The solar power system will generate 2.4 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of clean, renewable power per year, reducing the Hospital's carbon footprint while positively impacting Sutter's core mission to provide excellence in patient care.

St. Armands (Sarasota, Fla.) New Garage Provides Hundreds Of Parking Spaces, Some Still Concerned Over Payment Meter
April 29, 2019
The new St. Armands parking garage was not only packed with cars Monday morning, but dozens of Sarasota city leaders and residents who were there for one thing…to celebrate this new addition to the area.

$4B Miami Worldcenter Breaks Ground On New Retail, Parking
April 29, 2019
Miami Worldcenter officials announced last week that construction has started on a portion of the $4 billion mixed-use project’s high-street retail promenade and on one of two parking garages.

Sarasota (Fla.) to Show Off New St. Armands Parking Garage
April 26, 2019
The city next week will celebrate the opening of the St. Armands garage, just a short stroll from Sarasota’s iconic dining and shopping district, with free tours, a ribbon cutting ceremony and remarks from nearby business leaders and city officials.

City’s New Parking Garage Sees Slow Growth In Usage (Portsmouth, N.H.)
April 26, 2019
The city’s Foundry Place Garage continues to average between 25 to 30 percent of its capacity, according to Benjamin Fletcher, Portsmouth’s parking director. That number includes the amount of daily or transient users, combined with people who have purchased monthly passes, Fletcher said Thursday.

North Fourth Street Is Now The Only Spot The City (Easton, Pa.) Is Eyeing For Its New Garage. Opponents Filed A Petition.
April 24, 2019
Easton City Council moved ahead Wednesday with planning for a new parking garage on North Fourth Street. Immediately after the vote, Downtown resident Laini Abraham informed council there is a petition circulating on change.org requesting preservation of the pocket park where the garage is proposed. Residents want to be involved in the planning, she and others said. City officials stressed Wednesday’s vote is only preliminary.

New Parking Structure For Cal State Fullerton Students Could Be Open By June 2020
April 24, 2019
Construction on a second Eastside Parking Structure that will add 1,900 student parking spots to the Cal State Fullerton campus is expected to begin in June and last about a year. The $38.8 million, six-level structure will be the same design as the current Eastside structure, which is north of the Fullerton Marriott and opened in 2010. It will feature energy-efficient LED lighting, elevators and a staircase as well as a solar canopy.

Asheville (N.C.) Airport Parking Garage Wins ‘Project Of The Year’ Award
April 22, 2019
Asheville Regional Airport’s new parking garage was awarded the Southeast Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives’ 2019 Commercial Airport Project of the Year - Architectural Project.

Southern New Hampshire University Plans To Monitor Garage Traffic Conditions, Offer Some Public Parking
April 22, 2019
Southern New Hampshire plans to offer public parking at its new Millyard garage during off-business hours and will phase in using the garage to monitor any travel tie-ups.

Questions Remain Over Who Should Pay For Zona Rosa Parking Garage (Platte County, Mo.)
April 22, 2019
A parking garage at Zona Rosa is at the center of a firestorm in Platte County. At issue is whether Platte County taxpayers should cover some of the cost of the privately-owned structure. The attorney representing Platte County recently filed a motion for judgement, asking the judge to exempt the county from paying millions of dollars still owed on this parking garage. The county argues that nothing obligates them to pay up.

Cleveland To Net $1M For Parking Lot Needed As Part Of $40M Development Project Near Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
April 22, 2019
Cleveland stands to net more than $1 million from the sale of a parking lot that will also clear the way for $40 million development in buildings once used by NASA Glenn Research Center.

Flower Mound (Texas) Addresses Questions About Parking Garage Filling Up
April 19, 2019
The town of Flower Mound says it has received several inquiries about the parking garage in the River Walk area after it filled up Wednesday as residents tried to protect their vehicles from anticipated severe weather, including large hail.

See Which Developers Submitted Proposals For Easton’s (Pa.) Parking Garages
April 19, 2019
Easton’s administration will ask City Council on Wednesday to move forward with the planning process for a garage on North Fourth Street, and to approve a developer’s agreement for a 70-unit, $16 million apartment building on North Third Street.

Vail (Colo.) Announces Sale Of Park City Base Parking Lot For Development
April 18, 2019
Vail announced on Thursday morning that it has entered into an agreement with a Utah based commercial real estate investment group PEG companies to sell and develop parcels of land currently used as surface parking lots at the base of Park City Mountain.

City Hall: Command Center, Cameras To Replace Cashiers In City (Lincoln, Neb.) Parking Garages
April 17, 2019
Lincoln’s city parking service is getting new cameras, a new command center, a new office and new equipment, and eventually there will be no humans working at any of the parking garage gates.

Major Improvements Planned For Downtown (Great Falls, Mont.) Parking Garages
April 17, 2019
The Great Falls City Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to spend $470,000 in tax increment district funds for improvements at two downtown parking garages, which are in tough shape and vital to a strong downtown, according to the city.

Prince William County (Va.) Picks Woodbridge Site For $37M Parking Garage
April 10, 2019
The Prince William Board of County Supervisors has approved the purchase of 17.68 acres near Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center to build a commuter parking garage. The garage will have 1,414 parking spaces and is expected to open in early 2023.

Businesses Support Gettysburg (Pa.) Parking Deck Proposal
May 16, 2019
A “public-private partnership” is the goal for a proposed three-story parking structure, attorney Robert Campbell told the Gettysburg Historic Architectural Review Board (HARB) Wednesday.

Proposed Development Could Be Game Changer for St. Augustine (Fla.)
May 14, 2019
A local business owner wants to partner with the city of St. Augustine to help create a new gateway into the historic city. The plans include a 1,100-space parking garage, affordable workforce housing, a pedestrian bridge, a grocery store, a new police station and a space for public transit.

EZ Still Does It: Longtime Public-Private Partnership, EZ Ride, Is Still Helping N.J. With Transportation Needs
May 10, 2019
To really appreciate how public-private partnerships have shaped transportation services in New Jersey, it’s worth remembering how these arrangements are used in a jam.

Lakeland (Fla.) Makes Plans For LPD-Adjacent Garage Downtown
May 8, 2019
Lakeland will prepare to build a second new downtown parking garage after city commissioners unanimously agreed to hire technical consultants to aid in the planning. The city has estimated it needs to create between 800 to 1,200 spaces to be able to provide slots for police department members, retail and office use, and support future downtown development.

City (Adrian, Mich.) Hears Prelim Data On Parking Study
May 3, 2019
Partnerships with private businesses and a need for more public parking signage were two takeaways from a preliminary findings presentation on the city’s downtown parking situation Wednesday evening.

Public-Private Partnership Formed For $133M Parking Deck, Related Developments In Birmingham (Mich.)
April 27, 2019
Birmingham city officials are looking at a public-private partnership for a new parking deck and multiple commercial buildings in the downtown area.

Van Bramer Blasts Drivers Who Park in Bike Lanes and on Sidewalks, Calls for Higher Fines and Cameras (New York, N.Y.)
May 9, 2019
Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer joined forces with members of Transportation Alternatives in Long Island City this morning to condemn motorists who block sidewalks, bike lanes and crosswalks—and to call on the NYPD to ticket these drivers.

Why Some in Philadelphia Are Trying to Regulate the Parking Industry
May 6, 2019
Two opposing stories of hardship emerged in Philadelphia City Council during a hearing on a package of bills that aim to protect parking lot workers. There was Gina Cain, a 50-year-old grandmother who said her current job — making $7.65 on the overnight shift at a Children's Hospital of Philadelphia garage run by parking company Impark — is the lowest-paid job she's ever had.

Rethinking Parking Minimums in Central Arkansas
May 3, 2019
In Central Arkansas, there are seas of surface parking lots all around us and nowhere to park. As a community, we need to rethink the need for parking minimums because they limit the development and sustainability of dense, walkable neighborhoods and encourage sprawl and unhealthy behavior. We need to take a sensitive and sensible approach to development.

Relaxed Parking Regulations Stimulate Leasing Activity
May 2, 2019
After Santa Monica reduced parking regulations in a district downtown, retail activity increased.

Pittsburgh Financial Report: City Is Getting Less Money From Parking Tickets
May 1, 2019
The City of Pittsburgh's annual finance report for 2018 was released on Wednesday and it showed that the city had an uptick in employment and gave out less parking tickets. There was a $2 million decrease in revenue from parking tickets in 2018, City Controller Michael Lamb said. He said that was likely owed to people doing a better job of keeping the meter fed thanks to the use of a city parking app. On the flip side, Lamb said there has been an increase in revenue coming from the meters, and in the parking tax revenue, which collects taxes from private lots and garages.

Santa Cruz’s Outdated Parking Laws A Recipe For High Rents And Homelessness
April 21, 2019
A large body of research has now shown that minimum parking regulations damage local economies, decrease housing affordability, harm low-income families, and increase vehicle trips and pollution.

Kansas City Eases Parking Requirements To Spur Affordable Housing Along Transit Lines
April 18, 2019
Developers building apartments will soon get a break on parking requirements if they agree to add to Kansas City’s affordable housing stock. The City Council voted unanimously Thursday to approve an ordinance easing parking requirements for apartment buildings where at least 20 percent of the units are affordable for residents making less than 70 percent of the area median income. That equates to rents under $850 per month.

Major Improvements Planned For Downtown (Great Falls, Mont.) Parking Garages
April 17, 2019
The Great Falls City Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to spend $470,000 in tax increment district funds for improvements at two downtown parking garages, which are in tough shape and vital to a strong downtown, according to the city.

New Parking Law In Destin (Fla.) Moves Forward
April 17, 2019
On Monday, City Council members approved the first reading of an ordinance that would require the collection of fees at the exit instead of the entrance of all pay-to-park facilities. The intent of the ordinance is to alleviate the traffic congestion on U.S. Highway 98 during peak seasons and times.

(San Diego) City Expands Safe Parking Program To Mission Valley Lot Near SDCCU Stadium
April 16, 2019
City officials and homeless advocates announced an expansion Tuesday of the city's program to establish safe parking lots for residents who live out of their cars or recreational vehicles.

Bridging the Gap Between Everyday Citizens and New Smart Cities Tech
May 16, 2019
At the recent Smart Cities New York conference, experts and officials grappled with how to help residents understand the benefits of—and put their trust in—new urban technologies.

NACTO Partners With 5 Cities on Low-Carbon Transport Projects
May 16, 2019
The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) announced a partnership with five cities — Atlanta, Boston, Denver, Minneapolis and Philadelphia — to design and implement "high-quality" bike and transit projects by the end of 2020 in an effort to cut carbon emissions.

The Realities Of Smart City Development
May 14, 2019
Soon, parking structures will tell drivers which spots are open, smart outdoor lamps will automatically adjust for weather and climate conditions and green buildings will be able to monitor air quality and optimize energy consumption. The IoT will enable us to constantly sense and process information from the outside world in an effort to bring efficiency to everyday life in a city.

Lawmakers From Washington State Push For Smart Cities Bill In Congress
May 10, 2019
A bill introduced in Congress this week would free up hundreds of millions of dollars to help cities throughout the country adopt new technologies.

How Firefly Is Turning The Ride-Hailing Industry On Its Head
May 10, 2019
The San Francisco startup has set its sights on improving the lives of drivers and aiding smart city development with its digital smart screens.

Smart Cities For All Playbook Focuses On Accessibility For People With Disabilities
May 7, 2019
Smart Cities for All — a collaboration between the advocacy groups G3ict and World Enabled — partnered with AT&T to launch the Inclusive Innovation Playbook, which lays out the steps cities and their partners can take to ensure innovation prioritizes accessibility and a commitment to people with disabilities.

Orlando Seeks Consultant For 'Smart City' Plan To Determine City's Tech Future
May 6, 2019
Orlando has ambitions of joining cities across the globe in further relying on technology to boost the quality of life. Under the moniker of “Smart Cities,” governments are using advanced solutions to improve traffic flow and guide drivers to available parking spots as well as trying to solve other local problems. On Monday, the city released a request for proposals seeking a consultant to help develop its Smart Cities Master Plan — a process that will solicit public input and provide a map toward advancements the city may pursue.

The IoT and the Future of Smart Cities Depends on Smart Mobility as a Building Block
May 6, 2019
Smart Mobility, whether it be moving people, goods, or services is the lifeblood of our future city, and one that we must get right before a city can truly become a well-oiled machine. Without it, it is impossible to move commerce efficiently through time or space.

UK Smart City Adoption Hampered By Low Awareness, Funding
May 3, 2019
ATG Access Managing Director Gavin Hepburn discusses how the challenges posed by urbanisation can be overcome with smart city technology.

The Low-Key Smart Tech That Works For Cities
May 3, 2019
Sometimes, the most effective urban smart-tech is the least glamorous. Deep below ground in Kansas City, Missouri, technology is helping to upgrade a 150-year-old sewer system to modern standards. The cost is modest, there is no personal data at stake to upset privacy campaigners and the tech company involved is based more than 2,000 miles from Silicon Valley.

Infographic: The Anatomy of a Smart City
May 1, 2019
As cities become an even more important driver of the global economy and wealth, it's becoming crucial to ensure that they are optimized to maximize efficiency and sustainability, while enhancing the quality of life in each urban conglomeration. Today's infographic from Postscapes helps define the need for smart cities, and it also gives great examples of how technology can be applied in urban settings to facilitate cities that work better for their citizens.

Sidewalk Labs Releases Street Design Principles
April 29, 2019
Sidewalk Labs, the smart cities arm of Google parent company Alphabet, has released a set of design principles to make streets safer and more efficient as new mobility technologies come online. The four principles are: tailor streets for different modes; separate streets by speed; incorporate flexibility into street space; and recapture street space for the public realm, transit, bikes, and pedestrians.

Beyond Smart Cities: The Role of Utilities in Enabling Smart Regions
April 29, 2019
The emergence of next-generation technologies, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), 5G, and data science, are poised to transform today’s cities into advanced smart cities. Electric utility companies, with their critical infrastructure and essential services, are well positioned to co-lead this transformation. While smart cities represent a major business opportunity for utility companies, “smart regions” are a more significant opportunity.

National League of Cities (NLC) Releases Micromobility Guide for Cities
April 26, 2019
The National League of Cities (NLC) released a guide, Micromobility in Cities: A History and Policy Overview, to help leaders best integrate micromobility services — such as dockless bikes, e-bikes and e-scooters — into their communities.

Chicago To Install 40K LED Streetlights In Next Phase Of Efficiency Plan
April 26, 2019
Chicago will install 40,000 new LED streetlights throughout the city as part of the next phase of the Chicago Smart Lighting Program. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and utility ComEd have said the city will save an estimated $100 million over the next decade through the energy efficiency upgrades. The city has also received more than $12 million in rebates from ComEd for the installations.

Google Sister-Co Sidewalk Labs Releases Smart-City Icon Set To Tackle Data Transparency
April 25, 2019
Sidewalk Labs has released a set of visual icons for smart cities to instruct citizens about the new technologies they are deploying. The point is to define and explain the role and accountability of digital solutions being rolled out public and private authorities in cities, and in the broader public realm.

NYC Passes Sweeping 'Climate Mobilization Act'
April 22, 2019
The New York City Council passed wide-ranging legislation to fight climate change known as the "Climate Mobilization Act," a package of seven bills that supporters said would help build a "Green New Deal for New York City." The legislation passed Thursday by a 45-2 vote, according to CityLab and multiple other reports.

Baltimore, Montgomery Among 5 Winners Named in 2019 'Smart Cities Readiness Challenge'
April 18, 2019
Baltimore; Edmonton, Canada; Montgomery, Alabama; Racine, Wisconsin; and a San Diego County trade organization were announced on Thursday by the Smart Cities Council as the five winners of the Smart Cities Readiness Challenge. Each winner will be granted a year’s worth of advising and access to the council’s network of urban technology experts.

Smart City Transportation Initiatives Require Advanced Mapping Systems
April 17, 2019
It is safe to say that improving transportation is a priority for most, if not all, municipalities. By 2050, two out of every three people are likely to be living in cities or other urban centers, according to a 2018 United Nations report. Rapidly changing trends in individual transportation — electric bikes and car shares, scooters and concepts like Elon Musk's high-speed tunnel system — are changing the way people move.

President Trump, FCC Announce New 5G Spectrum Auction, $20.4B Rural Fund
April 15, 2019
President Donald Trump and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chair Ajit Pai announced Friday a plan to boost 5G by auctioning more spectrum and creating a fund to encourage telecom companies to expand into rural areas.

The Transition Into Smart Operations
April 10, 2019
With the need to address challenges such as water scarcity, environmental degradation, urban transport congestion, carbon emissions and energy poverty, comes the need to invest in smart infrastructure. However, the lack of adequate funding and poor planning has restrained an accelerated adoption of smart city technologies.

Pottstown (Pa.) Premiers New Downtown Parking App
May 16, 2019
The borough has instituted a new parking regime for the downtown section of High Street that makes use of a mobile phone app. In fact, the only way to pay for parking on the stretch of High Street from Manatawny to Madison streets now is through the ParkMobile app, which can be downloaded for free on an Android or iPhone smart phone.

Glasgow Airport Signs With AeroParker for Innovation in Car Parking and Ancillary Product Pre-booking
May 14, 2019
AeroParker is extremely proud to announce being contracted by Glasgow International Airport (GLA) to power their online and mobile pre-booking for car parking and ancillaries.

Reserved Parking Now Available At Boise Airport
May 13, 2019
Travelers can now reserve a parking space at the Boise Airport for their next trip, according to Airport officials. The reserved spaces can be booked on the airport’s website (iflyboise.com) or on the ParkMobile app (parkmobile.io), the same app residents can use to pay for downtown Boise’s metered parking.

New Technology Coming To The Streets Of Downtown Helena (Mont.) This Summer
May 10, 2019
Some new technology will be coming to the streets of Downtown Helena this summer, as new smart meters are going to be installed throughout the city. Starting June 1st, Helena residents will be able to pay for parking with a debit or credit card.

How Firefly Is Turning The Ride-Hailing Industry On Its Head
May 10, 2019
The San Francisco startup has set its sights on improving the lives of drivers and aiding smart city development with its digital smart screens.

New TruckPark App Allows Drivers To Reserve Parking Spaces
May 8, 2019
A new mobile app for truck drivers launched this week that allows truckers to reserve overnight parking. The TruckPark app currently allows drivers to reserve parking at 13 truck stops in and around Chicago, Cleveland, New York City, Atlanta, Dallas and Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. Company COO and co-founder Joshua Walls said TruckPark will soon be expanding to additional locations.

University of Monterrey Choose Park Assist PGS
May 8, 2019
Park Assist has been awarded the Parking Guidance System (PGS) contract for the new La Estoa construction at the University of Monterrey (Universidad de Monterrey).

Isle of Palms (S.C.) Visitors Could Soon Start Paying for Parking Through App
May 6, 2019
Starting on Memorial Day Weekend there could be a new way to pay for parking on the Isle of Palms. That’s because the city is looking into using an app called Flowbird where you can pay on your smartphone.

New Smartphone App Leads Drivers To Parking During Downtown Las Vegas Construction
May 6, 2019
A smartphone app is helping drivers find parking in downtown Las Vegas. Right now, construction crews are working on several safety and improvement projects in downtown, with some projects expected to last several months. The construction, as well as recent parking changes in downtown, have made it difficult for some drivers to find parking.

University of Minnesota Student’s Startup Helps Address Parking Problems
May 6, 2019
A University of Minnesota student recently helped launched a website aimed at alleviating parking shortages at big events. ParkPoolr allows renters, homeowners and business owners to host their parking spaces online and charge users a fee to fill them.

See the Tesla Enhanced Summon Parking Feature in Action
May 6, 2019
Tesla is developing its Enhanced Summon feature that builds upon its previous self-parking technology. Not only can cars get in and out of parking spots by themselves with this technology, but they can also pick up the driver at a designated nearby spot.

Fullerton (Calif.) Moves Ahead With Paid Downtown Parking Using License Plate Readers
May 1, 2019
People will have to pay to park in downtown Fullerton public garages and lots when the city launches a pilot parking program in June, in spite of privacy concerns from residents and City Council members over the license plate readers that will be used.

Sioux Falls (S.D.) Launches Parking App For Downtown
April 30, 2019
If you've ever been in downtown Sioux Falls, you know parking can sometimes be a nightmare. The city is trying to make it a little easier for us. We no longer have to plug the meters, because they now have an app for that.

Laguna Beach (Calif.) Launching App To Ease Parking Headaches
April 29, 2019
It's no secret Laguna Beach is a tourist destination, especially in the summer months. After hearing complaints, the Laguna Beach City Council recently voted to invest $1.3 million over the next five years to launch a new parking app. Officials hope it will alleviate some of the parking stress.

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Plans to Deploy License Plate Readers in Parking Areas (San Francisco Bay Area, Calif.)
April 26, 2019
An increase in property crimes led to a unanimous vote on the part of the Bay Area Rapid Transit board to install four license plate readers in select parking lots and structures.

Reading (Pa.) Parking Authority Is Owed $2 Million; A New Tool Helps It Track Down Unpaid Tickets
April 26, 2019
Moving along Court Street on a warm spring day, the Reading Parking Authority's latest tool — a Jeep Renegade outfitted with a license-plate reader — searched for parking scofflaws. Two cameras mounted to the Jeep's roof scanned license plates of vehicles parked along the street. If a plate number matched one in the device's database, the computer screen turned red and a bell sounded. Enforcement officers didn't even drive a block on their first day using the new system before the reader got a pair of hits on Court Street.

Sensors Guide Motorists to Spaces in Parking Garage 1 (Duke)
April 22, 2019
A new parking guidance system in Parking Garage 1 will make it easier for patients and visitors to find available spaces in the multi-level facility. Duke partnered with Park Assist, an international parking company, to install a camera-based intelligent parking guidance system in the 1,750-space garage at 302 Trent Drive.

City (Evanston, Ill.) Makes Move To Stickerless Parking Permits
April 21, 2019
Evanston aldermen Monday are scheduled to adopt changes to implement plans to eliminate stickers from the city's parking enforcement system and rely on license plate recognition technology instead. Up for approval Monday are changes to the city code to eliminate the requirement of stickers for permit parking in the city's surface parking lots and to purchase five license plate recognition systems from Passport Labs of Charlotte, North Carolina, for $206,500.

New App for Metered Parking (Univ. of Arkansas)
April 19, 2019
A new app called Flowbird is now available and will make it more convenient to pay for metered parking on campus. In the past, Transit and Parking has encouraged the use of an app called Whoosh! but it has been purchased by Flowbird.

FlashParking's Enterprise Platform Powers Mobility Initiative at Texas Medical Center, the World's Largest Medical City
April 18, 2019
FlashParking, in partnership with LAZ Parking, announced the completion of a 200-lane Parking Access and Revenue Control System installation at Texas Medical Center — the world’s largest medical complex — in just 44 days.

Petoskey (Mich.) Downtown Moves Forward With New Parking Meters
April 18, 2019
Representatives on the Petoskey Downtown Management Board approved the purchase of 450 new street meters in the downtown area, equipped with smart technology that will allow the city to assess parking situations in real time, this week.

Technology Is Helping Cities Understand Their Own Parking Inventory
April 15, 2019
Cities worldwide are starting to rethink their relationship with automobiles. While they will likely always be a large part of the urban logistics landscape, innovations like public transportation, ride sharing, dockless bikes and scooters, and (eventually) autonomous vehicles are changing the way cars fit into the cities of the future. As cities grapple with how (and if) they have cars in densely populated areas they are faced with a shocking reality: they don’t know how much public parking they have.

Amano McGann Introduces Symphony Analytics Essentials and Symphony Analytics Power
April 15, 2019
Amano McGann, a leader in the parking industry, is pleased to introduce Symphony Analytics Essentials and Symphony Analytics Power. These Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions deliver dynamic insight into customers’ parking operations, from any device, anywhere, anytime.

Ambarella and Shanghai OFilm Partner to Deliver an Automated Valet Parking Hardware Platform
April 14, 2019
Ambarella, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMBA), a leading developer of ultra-high definition video processing and computer vision semiconductors, together with Chinese tier 1 automotive supplier Shanghai OFilm, a leading provider of intelligent driving solutions, announced that the two companies are collaborating on an automated valet parking (AVP) hardware platform.

(Florida International University) Student Turns Parking Struggle Into $1,000
April 12, 2019
When Kennedy Villard brought his first car to school in 2017, he was shocked by the parking pandemonium he endured trying to find a spot. After talking to students, he realized others have experienced the same problem. Villard decided to do something about it. Villard, a senior studying broadcast media and international relations, invented an app called Headlight, that helps commuter students find spots efficiently and quickly.

New Texas Woman’s University Parking Lot Expected to Open This Fall
May 16, 2019
Texas Woman’s University is expected to add a new parking lot over the summer that will add 546 parking spaces on a portion of the old golf course.

Berkeley Officials Boost Parking Ticket Fine on Cal Football Game Days to $225
May 16, 2019
The Berkeley City Council voted Tuesday night to increase parking ticket fines on Cal football game days to $225. The vote was part of a package of changes staff asked officials to make to expand the city’s Residential Parking Permit (RPP) program, add parking enforcement staff and increase the fees for parking permits.

Backlash Over UC Berkeley Plan To Build Housing, Classroom In Place Of Parking Lot
May 14, 2019
UC Berkeley’s plan to knock down a parking garage to build faculty housing and more classroom space has roused both city officials, who see an underlying concern, and professors who don’t want to lose parking.

Wayfinding Installed In University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa Parking Structure
May 9, 2019
Have you noticed the new signage and bright icons in the lower campus parking structure? In an effort to help visitors find their way and remember where they parked, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Commuter Services Department stenciled each floor with distinct island-themed icons.

Manchester Applying For Federal Grant To Redevelop Area Around New Parking Garage
May 8, 2019
New Hampshire’s largest city will open an enormous parking garage this summer. The 1,700-space Southern New Hampshire University garage on South Commercial Street is raising concerns about increased traffic in the area, and a multimillion-dollar solution could be in the works.

Mid-State Technical College (Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.) To Cut Ribbon On New Solar Car Charging Station
May 7, 2019
Mid-State Technical College will host a ribbon-cutting event to celebrate the installation of its new solar car charging station, which brings clean and free electric vehicle charging to the Wisconsin Rapids community.

Where Major Florida Universities Issue The Most Parking Tickets
May 3, 2019
There’s no doubt that college comes with a hefty price tag. What’s not on that list of expected expenses? Parking permits, which cost $160 for the academic year at the University of Florida, for example. Still, across Florida, campus parking tickets apparently remain the bane of students and faculty alike.

University of Houston Implementing Parking Fee at Sugar Land Campuses
May 1, 2019
Students parking in lots designated for those attending the University of Houston’s Sugar Land campus and Wharton County Junior College’s Sugar Land campus, which operates out of UH-Sugar Land, have always been able to utilize those lots for free. But there will soon be an added fee on student bills.

More Parking Added To Main Campus (University of Texas at San Antonio) With Addition Of New Transportation Building
May 1, 2019
The ‘Runner will soon have a new home on the UTSA Main Campus, which means more parking for commuters later this summer. The ‘Runner buses are currently located in Brackenridge Avenue Lot 2 (BK2). Moving the bus fleet to the new Transportation Building on East Campus will add almost 100 student commuter parking spaces to BK2, a popular parking location due to its proximity to the campus core.

On-Campus Parking Is Going Permitless
April 29, 2019
Beginning Fall 2019, Cal Poly will implement permitless parking through technology that scans license plates to determine if a permit was purchased. The new License Plate Recognition (LPR) technology was approved by campus Information Technology Service March 6, and is slated to be tested during Summer 2019 so it can be implemented in the fall.

University of Minnesota Adds Solar Panel Sites Around Campus
April 29, 2019
A newly constructed structure topped with solar panels that towers over the Mondale Hall parking lot is part of the University of Minnesota’s efforts to increase renewable energy production on campus.

Indiana University Employee Parking Rates Tied to Income
April 27, 2019
The more you earn, the more you'll pay to park if you're an Indiana University employee. Campuses in Bloomington, Indianapolis and Gary are switching to a tiered, income-based parking system. IU's other campuses across Indiana have already switched to a tiered system for monthly parking rates.

Worcester State University Study Compares Costs of Building Parking Garage
April 26, 2019
Providing more parking on or near campus could become an expensive undertaking, a new feasibility study conducted by Worcester State University shows. A summary of that report, which was presented to the university’s board of trustees Finance & Facilities Committee at a meeting earlier this week, specifically estimates it would cost between $22.3 million and $29.8 million to build a new parking garage.

New Parking Structure For Cal State Fullerton Students Could Be Open By June 2020
April 24, 2019
Construction on a second Eastside Parking Structure that will add 1,900 student parking spots to the Cal State Fullerton campus is expected to begin in June and last about a year. The $38.8 million, six-level structure will be the same design as the current Eastside structure, which is north of the Fullerton Marriott and opened in 2010. It will feature energy-efficient LED lighting, elevators and a staircase as well as a solar canopy.

Sensors Guide Motorists to Spaces in Parking Garage 1 (Duke)
April 22, 2019
A new parking guidance system in Parking Garage 1 will make it easier for patients and visitors to find available spaces in the multi-level facility. Duke partnered with Park Assist, an international parking company, to install a camera-based intelligent parking guidance system in the 1,750-space garage at 302 Trent Drive.

Southern New Hampshire University Plans To Monitor Garage Traffic Conditions, Offer Some Public Parking
April 22, 2019
Southern New Hampshire plans to offer public parking at its new Millyard garage during off-business hours and will phase in using the garage to monitor any travel tie-ups.

New App for Metered Parking (Univ. of Arkansas)
April 19, 2019
A new app called Flowbird is now available and will make it more convenient to pay for metered parking on campus. In the past, Transit and Parking has encouraged the use of an app called Whoosh! but it has been purchased by Flowbird.

Where Will Hundreds Of Students Park After Central Campus Closure? (Duke)
April 19, 2019
Student drivers, have no fear. Even with the influx of hundreds of additional students to West Campus when the Hollows dorm opens in the Fall, there will be room in Blue Zone for you to park. The Blue Zone, which is currently listed as having space for 1,350 vehicles, will eliminate vendors' and contractors’ access to those spots to make room for students next semester.

New Charging Stations Give Electric Vehicles A Boost At Union College
April 18, 2019
Since December, Union has added nine new dual port charging stations around campus, bringing to 22 from four the number of spots available for electric vehicle users. Paid for in part through grants from National Grid and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the new stations should encourage more EV users, an important step in pushing the College to achieve its goal of carbon neutrality.

On-Campus Parking Decks To Extend Fee Hours (Penn State)
April 18, 2019
Starting July 1, the East, HUB and Nittany Parking Decks will change their fee hours to 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

LG&E and KU Electric Vehicle Charging Station Added to Morehead State University Campus
April 12, 2019
This week a new Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station was unveiled on Morehead State’s campus. As part of an initiative to improve charging infrastructure installed in the state, Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities added three new, publicly-accessible EV charging stations, meeting their goal of 20 stations.

Montclair State University Installs Electric Car Charging Stations in Campus Parking Garages
April 10, 2019
Montclair State University recently announced a new implementation of electric vehicle charging stations that are now available in the Red Hawk Deck and Carpe Diem parking garages.

University of North Dakota Parking Plan
April 10, 2019
Members of the state Senate Appropriations Committee are raising concerns over new parking facilities at UND – and how the University plans to pay for them.

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