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State College Borough Council Meeting-PSU Possible Parking Garage Route
November 20, 2018
During Monday night's State College borough council meeting, experts and homeowners clashed over what to do about traffic routes for Penn State's new west campus parking garage.

Proposed Pay-By-Phone Maps Updated As City Leaders Debate Campus-Area Parking
November 20, 2018
Parking near two of La Crosse’s college campuses was again the topic of discussion Monday during the regular Board of Public Works meeting; however, the city has not yet reached a solution to its parking woes.

Downtown Board Considering Parking Fee Increases, Enforcement Until 8 P.M.
November 20, 2018
A proposal currently under consideration by the Petoskey (Mich.) Downtown Management Board would make a number of changes to the city’s downtown parking plan, including possibly extending parking enforcement times to 8 p.m.

How To Be Sure You'll Get A Parking Space At LAX For The Holidays: Planning, A Reservation And Maybe A Bit Of Luck
November 20, 2018
Thanksgiving weekend is the busiest time of the year for private parking lots at LAX. Unlike public lots, the private ones allow travelers an opportunity to make a reservation in advance.

Gatwick Airport Signs ParkCloud Up To Capture Larger Slice Of Parking Market
November 20, 2018
European online parking reservation leader, ParkCloud, has entered into a collaboration with the UK’s second largest airport, London Gatwick (LGW). A significant addition to its UK airport portfolio, ParkCloud is pleased to announce that passengers flying from Gatwick’s North and South terminals will now be able to reserve their parking through its extensive online network across a number of the airport’s parking products.

Airports Cracked Uber and Lyft—Time for Cities to Take Note
November 20, 2018
The ill effects of ride-hailing often hit airports before the cities they serve. Time to start paying attention.

Parking Shortage Is Killing Productivity
November 20, 2018
The top issues facing the trucking industry are the focus of the annual Top Industry Issues report, released by the American Transportation Research Institute, an arm of the American Trucking Associations.

Department Of Transportation To Expand Pilot Program To Maximize Parking
November 19, 2018
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is planning to expand a pilot program to manage parking in the city, now that officials say ride-sharing services have made curbside safety a key concern.

SunPower to Install Solar Parking Canopy for Cabot Corp.
November 19, 2018
The integrated solar parking canopy project is expected to produce enough electricity to offset approximately 20 percent of the facility's energy needs thereby reducing Cabot's grid energy costs.

Parking Lot Across From Augusta University Faces Continued Opposition
November 19, 2018
Parking is at a premium around Augusta University’s Health Sciences Campus so Michael Thurman’s idea to develop a new secure lot across R.A. Dent from it would seem to fit a need. But some Augusta Commissioners have been thwarting his efforts, insisting the neighborhood is complaining about the impact from runoff and lights at the lot.

Fellowship Urges City And Churches To Embrace Homeless Car Parking Program
November 19, 2018
Ashland (Ore.) Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship appeals to the city to formalize and expand their overnight car camping program for the homeless.

Huge Spikes In Peak Traffic Expected With Portland Developments
November 19, 2018
In the next three years, four new developments are expected to go up in a two-block area around Fore Street in Portland’s East End, including a hotel, office buildings and parking garages. Taken together, the new buildings are estimated to attract at least 1,151 vehicle trips during peak commuter hours, about four times what the four properties currently generate. City staff members are trying to determine the best way to mitigate the influx of traffic by bundling all four developments in a required traffic modification permit from the state.

The End Of Parking As We Know It
November 19, 2018
This week I spoke with Dr. Anuja Sonalker about her plan to save Americans billions of dollars from parking. Dr. Sonalker is the founder of STEER Tech, a full-service auto-valet platform that is providing autonomous solutions to America’s parking pain.

Denver International Airport Opens Bag Drop Service At Parking Lots
November 19, 2018
Denver International Airport (DEN) in the US has opened a new bag drop service at its Pikes Peak and Mt Elbert shuttle parking lots. Before parking their car and boarding a shuttle to the terminal, motorists leaving their vehicles in the two lots can now check their bags and print their boarding passes.

Naples Bans Commercial Vehicles From Parking On Port Royal Streets
November 19, 2018
The Naples City Council unanimously voted Monday to prohibit commercial vehicles from parking on the streets of Port Royal. The ban will go into effect in 60 days.

Pittsburgh Offers Free Parking During Holiday Season
November 19, 2018
Pittsburgh will offer free parking at street meters and city-owned lots on Friday and Saturdays until Christmas to lure holiday shoppers to local businesses.

Three In Four Belgians Find Parking Policies "Chaotic"
November 19, 2018
Three in four Belgians find the country’s parking policies “chaotic”, according to the findings of a survey by the Touring organization, released on Monday.

Richmond Moves Ahead With Smart Cities, Emergency Hub Vision
November 19, 2018
Earlier this month, Richmond and other finalists met with the Smart Cities Challenge Jury for the first time to give a progress update on their project.

Biddeford (Maine) Business Owners, Residents Decry Plan For Paid Parking
November 19, 2018
Business owners and residents turned out in force Monday night to push back against a new downtown parking plan that requires people to pay to park in municipal lots.

 

Taxi, Rideshare Ride Pick-Up Moves at Austin Airport
November 19, 2018
Travelers at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport will now have to catch a ride away from the terminals.

Parking In Peoria: Open Spaces Not In Right Places
November 18, 2018
Downtown parking is plentiful, yet, in the city’s Warehouse District, parking is a problem.

Portsmouth (N.H.) Closes In On Increasing Parking Rates On More Streets
November 19, 2018
The City Council voted 8-1 to pass second reading of an ordinance amendment to add eight more streets to the city’s high occupancy zone for parking meters, which would hike the cost to park there by 50 cents an hour.

George Latimer's Deal To Sell $22 Million County Center Parking Lot Runs Into More Issues
November 19, 2018
Westchester County (N.Y.) Executive George Latimer’s plan to sell the County Center parking lot to plug a $22 million hole in his 2019 budget could provide an unexpected opportunity for the city of White Plains.

How A Walmart Parking Lot Became A Refuge For Californians Escaping The Camp Fire
November 18, 2018
Walmart’s longstanding policy of allowing people to park overnight at its stores have turned the lots into impromptu American camping spots, a home for everything from teenage carousing to radio broadcasts. But for some Northern California residents displaced by the recent wildfires, a Walmart parking lot in Chico, California, has become a refuge from disaster. Dozens of people are living in tents and cars at what has become a destination for volunteers, donations, and even a food truck offering free meals.

Dubai Taps Data-Driven Strategy To Ride Smart City Wave
November 18, 2018
Dubai's smart city vision will rely on a complex network of interconnected technologies such as Arificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things (IoT), and blockchain to tackle challenges such as sustainability, infrastructure quality, investment and funding, environmental quality, job generation and digital public services.

How Smart City Investment Can Unlock Economic Growth
November 16, 2018
ESI ThoughtLab’s benchmarking study of 136 cities also predicts that cities’ use of technologies such as blockchain, robotics and drones will skyrocket.

Flagstaff's Parking Program, One Year Later
November 15, 2018
Last month marked the one-year anniversary of the installation of parking meters around downtown Flagstaff and the beginning of the ParkFlag program. And for businesses downtown, the system is working well, said Terry Madeksza, executive director of the Downtown Business Alliance.

How To Be Sure You'll Get A Parking Space At LAX For The Holidays: Planning, A Reservation And Maybe A Bit Of Luck
November 20, 2018
Thanksgiving weekend is the busiest time of the year for private parking lots at LAX. Unlike public lots, the private ones allow travelers an opportunity to make a reservation in advance.

Gatwick Airport Signs ParkCloud Up To Capture Larger Slice Of Parking Market
November 20, 2018
European online parking reservation leader, ParkCloud, has entered into a collaboration with the UK’s second largest airport, London Gatwick (LGW). A significant addition to its UK airport portfolio, ParkCloud is pleased to announce that passengers flying from Gatwick’s North and South terminals will now be able to reserve their parking through its extensive online network across a number of the airport’s parking products.

Airports Cracked Uber and Lyft—Time for Cities to Take Note
November 20, 2018
The ill effects of ride-hailing often hit airports before the cities they serve. Time to start paying attention.

Denver International Airport Opens Bag Drop Service At Parking Lots
November 19, 2018
Denver International Airport (DEN) in the US has opened a new bag drop service at its Pikes Peak and Mt Elbert shuttle parking lots. Before parking their car and boarding a shuttle to the terminal, motorists leaving their vehicles in the two lots can now check their bags and print their boarding passes.

Taxi, Rideshare Ride Pick-Up Moves at Austin Airport
November 19, 2018
Travelers at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport will now have to catch a ride away from the terminals.

4,200 Solar Panels Installed at HNL Airport Parking Garage
November 16, 2018
The Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation has completed the installation of 4,260 new solar panels on the 7th floor of the Terminal 1 parking garage at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.

Brook Park Go-Kart Business Seeks Approval To Offer Airport Parking
November 16, 2018
A (Brook Park, Ohio) go-kart business wants to use some of its on-site pavement to begin operating an airport parking service in December.

Helena Regional Airport Expanding Long-Term Parking, Raising Fees
November 16, 2018
Helena (Mont.) Regional Airport leaders are making changes to their long-term parking system. Several weeks ago, the airport expanded and paved its gravel overflow parking lot. That adds 162 long-term parking spaces, for a total of more than 800. Over the next few weeks, they will also add improved lighting and new sectional signage, so passengers will have a better idea of where they parked.

CVG Scraps Plans For Economy Parking Lot
November 14, 2018
A year after saying it would open a new, cheaper economy parking lot as it raised parking rates across the board, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport has scuttled those plans.

DFW Airport Offers Prepaid $6 Parking on 'Orange Wednesday'
November 13, 2018
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is having an early Black Friday sale, dubbed Orange Wednesday, on terminal parking for one day only. On Nov. 14, travelers can book prepaid parking online for only $6 per day. The purchase must be done Wednesday and travel must be completed by Feb. 28, 2019.

OnAirParking.com Launches Cheap Airport Parking for Denver Airport
November 12, 2018
Airport parking reservation company On Air Parking has officially launched its off airport parking reservation page for Denver Airport on its new website.

Yeager Airport Announces Special Combat Wounded Parking
November 11, 2018
On Veterans Day, Yeager Airport (Charleston, W.Va.) unveiled four new parking spaces reserved for combat wounded veterans.

Changi Airport to Open New T1 Carpark at Jewel on Nov 20
November 11, 2018
Travellers and visitors heading to Changi Airport (Singapore) Terminal 1 (T1) will finally have their own carpark, instead of having to park at T2 and hop onto the inter-terminal Skytrain. Four years after the old open-air carpark in front of T1 was removed to build Jewel - a 10-storey mainly commercial complex with five levels of basement parking - the airport is ready to partially open the carpark from Nov 20.

City Opens $841 Million Parking And Rental Car Facility At O'Hare International Airport
November 7, 2018
The city of Chicago on Wednesday officially opened a new ground transportation center at O’Hare International Airport that includes rental car facilities, public parking and a place for service dogs.

SJC Offers Reduced-Rate Parking To Ease Construction-Related Changes
November 6, 2018
Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) continues to be the fastest growing major airport in the Bay Area. To accommodate that growth, the airport is expanding. With expansion comes construction, but officials say the work will be largely contained, with limited impact on travelers. There is, however, one exception. Parking.

Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Eyes Hangars, Parking On Old National Guard Site
November 5, 2018
Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport is readying the former Air National Guard site to hold future hangars or parking.

New Airport Garage Could Open In Early 2020
November 5, 2018
If all goes as planned, the first air travelers could be pulling into Albany International Airport's new 1,000-vehicle parking garage just 16 months from now.

Charleston Airport’s Expanded Cell Phone Parking Area Is Open, Doubling Lot Size
November 2, 2018
Drivers picking up travelers at Charleston (S.C.) International may have an easier time finding a parking spot this holiday season. The airport opened its expanded cellphone waiting area Friday, doubling the capacity of the short-term parking area to 80 spaces.

Love Field Is Opening A 5,000 Space Parking Garage Just In Time For The Holiday Rush
November 1, 2018
Dallas Love Field’s long-awaited third parking garage will open at noon Thursday, adding 5,000 spaces at the parking-strapped airport that’s seen its passenger traffic nearly double in the last five years.

Albany Airport Begins Parking Garage, Northway Connector Project
November 1, 2018
Demolition started at Albany International Airport this week as part of plans to better connect a modernized facility to the Adirondack Northway. On Monday, crews began tearing down a 25-year-old storage building that will make way for a new five-story, 1,000-car parking garage and a new road that will connect to Albany Shaker Road and to a new Exit 4 ramp on the Northway.

Quest Solution Enters Airport Parking Vertical Using AI-Based Technology
November 1, 2018
Quest Solution, Inc. (OTCQB: QUES), (“Quest” or “the Company”) a provider of Supply Chain and AI-based Machine Vision solutions, announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, HTS Image Processing, Inc. (“HTS”), has been awarded a contract for the Salt Lake City International Airport to supply Machine Vision Sensors for Parking Automation as part of the airport’s $3.6 billion modernization effort.

Redmond Airport Parking Crunch Prompts Advice
October 30, 2018
The Redmond Airport is busier than ever, and that prompts a warning. Travelers planning to fly this holiday season need to be prepared for full parking lots and long security lines, otherwise they run the risk of delaying their flight plans.

Republic Will Manage Paine Field Parking and Valet Service
October 29, 2018
Republic Parking System will manage paid parking and curbside services at the new passenger terminal at Paine Field (Everett, Wash.), Propeller Airports announced Monday. Republic considers airport parking a specialty and already fills a similar role at three other Washington airports.

O'Hare Combo Parking Structure/Car Rental to Open Wednesday
October 29, 2018
O'Hare International Airport's combo car rental and long-term parking structure opens Wednesday in advance of the Thanksgiving travel juggernaut. For residents, it means the long-awaited reopening of Parking Lot F with a twist. Instead of sprawling on a street-level lot, cars can park in more than 2,600 spaces on floors four and five of the new Multi Modal Facility at Mannheim and Zemke roads.

Automated Parking Guidance May Be Coming to Sea-Tac Airport
October 23, 2018
If you've had trouble finding a parking spot in the garage at Sea-Tac Airport, the Port of Seattle is working to make it easier with automated parking guidance systems. The systems would help save drivers time finding an empty parking stall. The proposal says the system works with a series of cameras and lights placed on each row to let drivers know which parking stalls are open using real-time information.

Dallas Love Field Aims To Win Back Drivers With New Parking Garage, Lower Prices
October 23, 2018
Around Thanksgiving, Christmas and other busy travel holidays, the two parking garages at Love Field used to get so full that city and airline officials would discourage travelers from driving themselves to the airport. Now, with a long-awaited 5,000-space garage set to open Nov. 1, officials at the city-owned airport are trying to lure drivers and their vehicles back by doing something that’s almost unheard of these days — lowering prices.

Parking Fines Drastically Cut At Magic Valley Regional Airport
October 22, 2018
If you've been in violation of the parking rules at the Magic Valley Regional Airport (Twin Falls, Idaho) you've been dancing with a hefty fine and possible jail time. In April when the airport board started to review rules they found the current parking policy had an excessive penalty.

Parking Garage At Bozeman Airport On Schedule For May 2019
October 20, 2018
The new parking garage at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport is right on schedule to be completed by May 2019.

Get Ready to Pay More for Off-Site Parking at DFW Airport
October 18, 2018
DFW Airport says the fee hike is necessary and goes to infrastructure improvements.

Driving To The Airport Over The Holidays? Here’s Advice To Avoid A Parking Surprise
October 17, 2018
Sacramento International Airport officials are warning that crowding could start this holiday season long before travelers hit the ticket counter. A section of the airport’s popular economy lot is now closed for a paving project, making it likely the remaining portion of that lot will fill up and close numerous times during the next two months.

Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Plans To Add More Parking Spaces
October 16, 2018
The Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport will soon have more parking spaces to accommodate an increasing amount of passengers.

Growing Pains: Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Officials Eye Hundreds More Parking Spaces
October 15, 2018
Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport is jetting ahead to create more parking with a planned expansion of its remote lot and a potential parking deck near the terminal. With passenger boardings likely to hit another record this year, airport officials on Monday agreed to move forward with engineering services for up to 330 more parking spaces adjacent to a lot served by shuttle service to the terminal.

Airports Cracked Uber and Lyft—Time for Cities to Take Note
November 20, 2018
The ill effects of ride-hailing often hit airports before the cities they serve. Time to start paying attention.

Department Of Transportation To Expand Pilot Program To Maximize Parking
November 19, 2018
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is planning to expand a pilot program to manage parking in the city, now that officials say ride-sharing services have made curbside safety a key concern.

Taxi, Rideshare Ride Pick-Up Moves at Austin Airport
November 19, 2018
Travelers at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport will now have to catch a ride away from the terminals.

The End Of Parking As We Know It
November 19, 2018
This week I spoke with Dr. Anuja Sonalker about her plan to save Americans billions of dollars from parking. Dr. Sonalker is the founder of STEER Tech, a full-service auto-valet platform that is providing autonomous solutions to America’s parking pain.

Advocates: BC Rideshare Legislation Means Nothing Until It's A Reality
November 16, 2018
While ridesharing advocates are “cautiously optimistic” about British Columbia introducing legislation by the end of the month, they say it’s hard to believe the government has fully committed to the plan until services are in practice — and not just on paper.

Ford and Walmart Start Autonomous-Vehicle Partnership
November 14, 2018
Ford Motor Co. and Walmart Inc. have started a joint pilot to explore how they can use self-driving vehicles to deliver groceries and other consumer goods.

San Jose, CA To Pilot New Autonomous Taxi Service
November 14, 2018
Daimler and Bosch will partner with the city of San Jose, CA on an autonomous ride-hailing pilot program, which the companies say will demonstrate the future of their mobility services.

How Autonomous Vehicles Will Upend Transportation
November 14, 2018
The former vice president of research for GM outlines how robotic driving technology will entirely reshape transportation.

Ridesharing To Transit Test Set To Launch In Waterloo
November 14, 2018
A pilot project is being launched by the Region of Waterloo (Southern Ontario, Canada) in two weeks that will use a ridesharing app to improve access to transit.

Yep, It’s Real: Your Next Rideshare Could Be Driverless in as Soon as a Month
November 13, 2018
According to Bloomberg, Waymo is about to unveil the world’s first driverless ride-hailing service as soon as next month. Waymo has yet to officially announce a new name for the project.

Self-Driving Cars May Kill That Old Real Estate Mantra of 'Location, Location, Location'
November 13, 2018
It’s early days for the robo-taxi business, with Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo just starting to offer an on-demand driverless service in Phoenix, but the impact for commercial office space could be profound in just over a decade if autonomous technology delivers on the promise of low-cost, low-stress commuting, according to a new study by CBRE Group.

Autonomous Cars Survey Matter of Life and Death
November 12, 2018
An extensive international survey reveals distinct global preferences concerning the ethics built into the programming for autonomous vehicles.

Drivers Ditching Rideshare Apps
November 12, 2018
An increasing number of (Australian) drivers are abandoning popular rideshare apps due to low pay that forces users to work ridiculous hours just to get by.

Tesla's Elon Musk Is Promising A Self-Parking Feature For 2019. The Only Problem? It May Be Illegal
November 9, 2018
While there is no federal standard governing the use of self-driving technology in the United States—each state makes its own regulations—advanced driverless technologies like the one Musk describes (SAE Level 3 or above) generally can't be used on public roads without a human being present to take control of the vehicle in case of an emergency.

How a Deal to Bring Autonomous Vehicles to Walt Disney World Blew Up
November 7, 2018
Walt Disney once mused that it’s “kind of fun to do the impossible,” so it’s likely the animation mogul would’ve been impressed by last year’s reports that fully-autonomous vehicles could soon be shuttling passengers around the amusement park in Florida that bears his name. Driverless cars are, after all, one of the most challenging—impossible, perhaps—technological tasks of our time. But the Disney project has fallen into disarray, Jalopnik found, after the companies aiming to bring the idea to fruition ended up in court accusing one another of stealing blueprints for the crucial technology needed to make driverless cars work.

A Green Light for AV’s
November 7, 2018
Self-driving vehicles are coming to a street near you. Cities must have a plan to address them.

How Popular Are Uber And Lyft In Seattle? Ridership Numbers Kept Secret Until Recently Give Us A Clue
November 5, 2018
The ride-hailing giants provided more than 91,000 rides on an average day in the second quarter of this year, according to ridership reports the companies filed with the city of Seattle. They are on pace to provide more than 31 million trips this year.

Worcester (Mass.) On The Road To Driverless Vehicles
November 4, 2018
Fewer parking spaces and fewer cars per household. More demand for road maintenance, more congestion and more miles traveled per vehicle. In a recent report, the Worcester Regional Research Bureau predicts major changes to the roadways in a future of autonomous vehicles and ride-sharing. And while admitting many uncertainties about the technology, the bureau advocates that the time to start planning for autonomous vehicles is now.

Uber Asks Pennsylvania's Permission To Resume AV Testing
November 5, 2018
Uber has asked Pennsylvania’s permission to resume testing autonomous vehicles (AVs), more than seven months after it suspended tests, according to Reuters. Reuters reported the ride-hailing giant disclosed in a report to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that its tests would resume with two employees in the front seat, an automatic braking system enabled at all times and stricter monitoring of safety drivers.

Will Driverless Cars Only Add To Traffic Woes Or Decide The Future Of Parking?
November 5, 2018
This week, Alphabet Inc. subsidiary Waymo got the green light to test its driverless vehicles in California, an expansion of the program currently underway in Arizona. Waymo’s minivans will be driving in a swath of Silicon Valley around its headquarters, an area the company says it knows well. If — or when — Waymo and other driverless-car operators expand into denser urban areas, it could mean more traffic. It could also mean a different engagement with an urban landscape built for passenger vehicles.

Uber And Lyft Are Making Traffic Worse While Claiming To Fix It
November 1, 2018
The ride-hailing companies want you to think they’re reducing congestion and promoting public transit. Their actions tell a different story.

Partnership Aims To Put More Electric Vehicles In Atlanta’s Rideshare Market
November 1, 2018
Electric vehicle owners could earn cash boost in new program by Georgia Power and Lyft

Chicago Ride-Share, Taxi Drivers Team Up To Request Regulations
November 1, 2018
Chicago ride-share and taxi drivers teamed up at a rally on Wednesday to request that the city passes legislation to cap the number of ride-share vehicles allowed in the city, according to the Chicago Tribune and others.

Tesla's New Auto-Parking Feature To Be Ready In 6 Weeks, Elon Musk Says
November 1, 2018
An upgrade to Tesla's 'Summon' auto-parking feature will be ready within six weeks and will allow its vehicles to drive around a parking lot, find an empty spot and read parking signs, Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Thursday.

CityLift Parking Embarks on Project to Future-Proof Parking
November 1, 2018
With a clear vision for the future of automated vehicles, parking technology company, CityLift Parking has begun developing solutions that will integrate its complete automated parking solutions with automated vehicles.

Simulation Becomes Increasingly Important For Self-Driving Cars
November 1, 2018
Simulation has long been an essential part of testing autonomous driving systems, but only recently has simulation been useful for building and training self-driving vehicles. These advances have set the stage for an influx of startups working on new simulation products.

The Bus Is Still Best
October 31, 2018
Ride-shares aren’t the most efficient way to move lots of people around cities.

California Permits Waymo to Test Driverless Autonomous Cars on Its Streets
October 30, 2018
Waymo, the self-driving technology development firm owned by parent company Alphabet, now has the first permit in the state of California to test-drive its autonomous vehicles on public roads without a test driver present in the car, according to a company blog post.

Lime Applies For Car-Sharing Permit In Seattle
October 30, 2018
Mobility startup Lime has applied to add two-seater cars to its fleet of shared vehicles in Seattle, as first reported by the Puget Sound Business Journal. A spokesman for Lime told the paper "you can expect electric vehicles to be an additional micro-mobility option for Lime riders to choose from within the Lime app soon."

Illinois Creates, Launches Immediately, Statewide AV Initiative
October 29, 2018
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed an executive order authorizing the Autonomous Illinois initiative, governing the development, testing and deployment of autonomous vehicles (AVs) and related infrastructure. The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will lead the initiative and other public agencies will assist.

Could Rideshare Vehicles Be Putting Passengers, Other Drivers At Risk?
October 29, 2018
Millions of Americans use popular rideshare services like Uber and Lyft to get from point A to point B, but just how safe are they? According to Carfax, more than 57 million recalled vehicles are currently in use across the county.

Look, Ma, No Hands: Despite The Hype There Are No Autonomous Cars For Sale, Yet
October 29, 2018
Many drivers are convinced it’s possible to buy truly “autonomous” cars, when in fact there’s no such thing available for sale, according to a recent report from the European New Car Assessment Program, popularly known in the auto industry as Euro NCAP.

We've Been Talking About Self-Driving Car Safety All Wrong
October 29, 2018
Until a self-driving Uber killed 49-year-old pedestrian Elaine Herzberg in March, autonomous vehicle tech felt like a pure success story. A hot, new space where engineers could shake the world with software, saving lives and banking piles of cash. But after the deadly crash, nagging doubts became questions asked out loud. How exactly do these self-driving things work? How safe are they? And who’s to guarantee that companies building them are being truthful?

Fasten Your Seatbelts, the Self-Driving Vehicle Resistance Is Coming
October 29, 2018
Self-driving vehicles, once a futuristic concept confined to science fiction, are very much upon us. Autonomous cars are already on our roads and driving our kids to school, but are we really ready to put our lives in the hands of machines?

Maryland Startup Finds Self-Parking Spot
October 27, 2018
While others chase the dream of developing autonomous systems capable of driving for miles and miles along public roads, Steer, a Maryland technology startup, has found a niche developing a fully self-driving system that operates in private parking lots. Imagine arriving at the airport, unloading luggage at the curb, and then sending a vehicle to park itself instead of spending time hunting for a spot in the nether reaches of long-term parking.

Urban Planning Guru Says Driverless Cars Won’t Fix Congestion
October 27, 2018
Peter Calthorpe thinks Silicon Valley has it all wrong. He rejects the ideas of tech industry visionaries who say personal autonomous vehicles will soon be the solution to urban problems like traffic congestion.

Uber to Raise Prices in London to Help Drivers Switch to EVs
October 27, 2018
Earlier this month, Uber announced a radical plan to help London combat air pollution. To do so, the company plans to raise roughly $260 million to help all of its drivers in the city trade their gasoline-or diesel-powered vehicle in for an electric one. Unfortunately, users will have to help fund the transition.

Ridesharing Hits a Speed Bump in South Korea
October 25, 2018
Tens of thousands of taxi drivers gathered in Seoul’s Gwanghwamun Square on October 18 for a one-day strike organized to protest a possible new carpool app from Korean tech giant Kakao. According to the Korean Taxi Workers’ Union, 60 percent of Seoul’s 100,000 taxi drivers joined the strike, alongside high participation in smaller protests organized in cities around the country.

Updated: Ubers And Lyfts May Increase Road Deaths, Study Claims
October 23, 2018
Ridesharing is often touted as improving traffic safety by removing potential drunk drivers from the road. But new research suggests that these services are actually increasing accident rates, and costing a rough estimate of $10 billion in economic losses from deaths each year, according to preliminary findings of a soon-to-be released working paper that was shared with Forbes.

Cities Have Taken the Lead in Regulating Driverless Vehicles
October 23, 2018
The robots haven't invaded. Instead, they were invited. Autonomous vehicles will soon be commonplace on our streets, and self-driving vehicles will become an everyday reality. Everyone is now speculating on when the robots will be on our roads, but in many American cities and abroad, companies are already testing self-driving cars in real-world conditions. In many cases, this embrace of autonomous vehicle testing is an attempt by policy makers and stakeholders to get ahead of the curve.

Rideshare Subscription Plan Now Offered By Lyft In
October 22, 2018
As transportation options and preferences evolve, consumers will increasingly choose not to own transportation, but to subscribe to it like Netflix or Amazon Prime. With the success of a recent subscription pilot and the growing anticipation among users, Lyft now offers a new way to use its services in Utah.

Ford's Self-Driving Cars Will Travel DC Streets
October 22, 2018
Fully autonomous self-driving cars could hit the streets of D.C. within the next three years. Mayor Muriel Bowser and Sherif Marakby, the CEO of Ford Motor Company’s Autonomous Vehicles LLC, made the announcement Monday afternoon at The Wharf. Ford, with the help of its partner Argo AI, plans to roll out its self-driving cars in several phases over the next few years. First, they’ll be in testing mode and mapping the city’s streets through 2021. After that, the autonomous vehicles could offer ridesharing services and possibly deliveries.

San Francisco Passes Taxi Reforms To Ease Pain From Ride-Hailing Competition
October 18, 2018
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) board has passed reforms aimed at helping holders of taxi medallions in the face of competition from ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft, reports SFGate.

Report: More Than Half Of Large Cities Are Preparing For AVs
October 18, 2018
A new report from the National League of Cities (NLC) finds that more than half of America’s large cities are getting ready for autonomous vehicles (AVs) by running pilots or passing new policy, up from less than 10% three years ago.

Drivers Wildly Overestimate What 'Semiautonomous' Cars Can Do
October 18, 2018
Cars are getting smarter and more capable. They're even starting to drive themselves, a little. And they're becoming a cause of concern for European and American safety agencies and groups. They're all for putting better tech on the road, but automakers are selling systems like Tesla’s Autopilot, or Nissan’s Pro Pilot Assist, with the implied promise that they’ll make driving easier and safer, and a new study is the latest to say that may not always be the case. More worryingly, drivers think these systems are far more capable than they really are.

China-Based Autonomous Driving Company Momenta Receives A New Round Of Funding At A Valuation Over $1B
October 18, 2018
Momenta, a China-based autonomous driving company, has secured a new round of funding from industry-leading strategic investors and government funds at a valuation north of $1 billion, making Momenta the first autonomous driving unicorn company in China.

Autonomous Vehicles: The Impacts Are Huge, But How Quickly Will They Be Adopted?
October 18, 2018
Today, the auto industry is on the cusp of a new disruptive era with the convergence of four trends: electrification, connectivity, ride-sharing, and autonomous vehicles. Mary Barra, the CEO of General Motors, believes that we will see “more change in the auto industry over the next 5 years than we’ve seen in the last 50 years.”

Self-Driving Stories: How 6 US Cities Are Planning For Autonomous Vehicles
October 17, 2018
Autonomous vehicle technology is an emerging issue for many cities, and more than 50% are already planning for self-driving cars, according to a new report.

Lyft Has A New Fixed-Price Subscription Plan For Frequent Passengers
October 17, 2018
Lyft just launched a new version of its All-Access Plan monthly ridesharing subscription. The plan will be available throughout the U.S. by October 19.

Uber Targets Trucking With New Trailer-Rental Business
October 17, 2018
Uber Technologies Inc., in its ongoing quest to move beyond its unprofitable business of connecting drivers with passengers, is adding a new tractor-trailer rental business to help big-rig truckers haul freight around the country.

Movement Rises to Keep Humans, Not Robots, in the Driver's Seat
October 16, 2018
Car enthusiast McKeel Hagerty's future changed in March 2017. He was at a car event in Vancouver, British Columbia, when a stranger involved in developing self-driving cars took Hagerty by the elbow, looked him in the eye, and laid forth the future. "'I'm putting you out of business,' he said to me," Hagerty recalled. "He said, 'I'm serious. You have to find something else to do.' Then, he repeated it, 'I'm putting you out of business.'"

Report Links Increased San Francisco Traffic Congestion To Uber, Lyft
October 16, 2018
A new report released by the San Francisco County Transportation Authority Tuesday linked a rise in traffic congestion in the city to ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft. According to the report, “TNCs & Congestion”, the companies’ vehicles account for about 50 percent of the rise in congestion between 2010 and 2016.

Washington Could Use Rideshare Uber, App Waze For Traffic Solutions
October 16, 2018
Washington could lean on private companies to ease gridlock. A partnership between Uber and Mercer Island has helped riders get to an overcrowded parking lot, and a Waze partnership could encourage carpooling.

Rand Study Shows It's Hard To Gauge Self-Driving Car Safety
October 15, 2018
Gauging the safety of self-driving vehicles has become increasingly vexing. Manufacturers often tout automated vehicles as technological marvels that will dramatically reduce the human toll of crashes. But that's a broad promise, and a new Rand Corp. study says a safety framework is needed as automakers prepare for commercial deployments.

AI Incorporated In To Autonomous Vehicles
October 15, 2018
Perceptive Automata, a startup based in Somerville, Mass. with an office in Silicon Valley, has developed software that they claim gives autonomous vehicles the ability to understand the state-of-mind of people, including pedestrians, cyclists and other motorists. The predictive technology enables automated vehicles to make rapid judgments about the intentions and awareness of people on the street. This gives machines unprecedented human-like intuition.

Pennsylvania Commuters Discovering New Transportation Options Through PennDOT and Enterprise Rideshare Partnership
October 15, 2018
The partnership between the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Enterprise Rideshare – part of the global Enterprise Rent-A-Car network – is already paying dividends, less than three months since Governor Tom Wolf announced it in July.

Parking Shortage Is Killing Productivity
November 20, 2018
The top issues facing the trucking industry are the focus of the annual Top Industry Issues report, released by the American Transportation Research Institute, an arm of the American Trucking Associations.

Naples Bans Commercial Vehicles From Parking On Port Royal Streets
November 19, 2018
The Naples City Council unanimously voted Monday to prohibit commercial vehicles from parking on the streets of Port Royal. The ban will go into effect in 60 days.

Pittsburgh Offers Free Parking During Holiday Season
November 19, 2018
Pittsburgh will offer free parking at street meters and city-owned lots on Friday and Saturdays until Christmas to lure holiday shoppers to local businesses.

The End Of Parking As We Know It
November 19, 2018
This week I spoke with Dr. Anuja Sonalker about her plan to save Americans billions of dollars from parking. Dr. Sonalker is the founder of STEER Tech, a full-service auto-valet platform that is providing autonomous solutions to America’s parking pain.

How A Walmart Parking Lot Became A Refuge For Californians Escaping The Camp Fire
November 18, 2018
Walmart’s longstanding policy of allowing people to park overnight at its stores have turned the lots into impromptu American camping spots, a home for everything from teenage carousing to radio broadcasts. But for some Northern California residents displaced by the recent wildfires, a Walmart parking lot in Chico, California, has become a refuge from disaster. Dozens of people are living in tents and cars at what has become a destination for volunteers, donations, and even a food truck offering free meals.

Just In Time For Black Friday, Mall Of America Debuts New Parking System
November 16, 2018
Just in time for those massive crowds, the Mega Mall is introducing a new feature that will save shoppers both headaches and time. The new Park Assist system shows customers the number of open spaces in a parking ramp with digital signs on the exterior. Once a driver heads into the ramp, red and green lights above alert them to open or occupied spaces.

Flagstaff's Parking Program, One Year Later
November 15, 2018
Last month marked the one-year anniversary of the installation of parking meters around downtown Flagstaff and the beginning of the ParkFlag program. And for businesses downtown, the system is working well, said Terry Madeksza, executive director of the Downtown Business Alliance.

Ford and Walmart Start Autonomous-Vehicle Partnership
November 14, 2018
Ford Motor Co. and Walmart Inc. have started a joint pilot to explore how they can use self-driving vehicles to deliver groceries and other consumer goods.

Self-Driving Cars May Kill That Old Real Estate Mantra of 'Location, Location, Location'
November 13, 2018
It’s early days for the robo-taxi business, with Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo just starting to offer an on-demand driverless service in Phoenix, but the impact for commercial office space could be profound in just over a decade if autonomous technology delivers on the promise of low-cost, low-stress commuting, according to a new study by CBRE Group.

Western Springs Study Shows Unused Metra, Employee Parking Downtown
November 13, 2018
A Western Springs (Ill.) parking study shows unused Metra and employee parking with 34 percent of other parking space downtown being used during a peak demand period. The study, commissioned by the village, suggests redistributing spaces to encourage their highest and best use.

Valet Worker At St. Joseph Medical Center (Kansas City, Mo.) Receives Pay-It-Forward Award
November 12, 2018
A valet parking attendant who goes above and beyond his call of duty and makes life easier for patients, was recently recognized for everything he does.

Parking at Mall of America Is Getting Easier
November 12, 2018
The days of circling Minnesota's Mall of America searching for a parking spot could be numbered. The mall has unveiled a new parking system, just in time for the busy, holiday shopping season.

CVPS Introduces Aria
November 12, 2018
CVPS – Computerized Valet Parking Systems – began as a valet parking technology solutions provider in 1996 when the notion of using technology to manage valet parking was amusing at best, and plain crazy at worst. Fast forward 22 years, and it turns out that they weren’t crazy.

Free Valet Service For Downtown Lakeland Is Expanding
November 9, 2018
Shoppers and diners in downtown Lakeland (Fla.) will see free valet parking services expanded.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Transportation Congestion by the Numbers
November 12, 2018
Congestion. For the average American, it's an issue that triggers memories of frustrating commutes, idle cars and blaring horns during a morning commute. But how does congestion impact commercial vehicles — such as trucks, planes and trains — and the cities that they pass through or serve?

Plant Parking Approved
November 8, 2018
Sport Truck USA can add a 15,000 square foot parking lot for employees at its newest plant at 575 Race St., Coldwater (Mich.). The Planning Commission gave site plan approval for the $30,000 project that will move 64 employee spaces away from the truck loading areas. It must meet standards for stormwater runoff detention.

Flossmoor Officials Consider Easing Truck Parking Ban
November 7, 2018
With Flossmoor (Ill.) voters backing a proposal to ease the village’s longtime restriction on where pickup trucks can be parked, the results will be reviewed for a potential ordinance change.

Ticketless Valet Parking Coming To Riverchase Galleria
November 7, 2018
Starting on November, 9 a new ticketless valet service will be coming to Riverchase Galleria (Birmingham, Ala.). The service is being rolled out in a partnership between Birmingham's Nice Guy Valet, Access Control Group and SMS Valet.

Curbside Crush: City Officials Are Upping Fines So Drivers Will Park Legally
November 5, 2018
For more than a decade, Ken Thorpe has been a soldier in the fight against parking tickets, which has become part of the escalating war for access to the curb. It's a conflict that has intensified in recent years as ride-hail services have clogged roads, New Yorkers have had more of their purchases delivered, and the streetscape has been remade with bicycle lanes, pedestrian malls and restrictions on parking and unloading.

Seattle Woman Refuses To Take Down No-Parking Signs
November 2, 2018
Erika Nagy put up several no parking signs on the commercial building she owns. Nagy says people both who live in the neighborhood and some who are homeless are using her parking lot taking space away from her tenants. Nagy thought her signs could be a small solution, but then she says she got a letter from SDOT.

Where The Trucks Have No Home: A Brooklyn Battle For Parking Space
October 31, 2018
A drab, fifth-of-a-mile stretch of roadway is the flashpoint in a rift between the Brooklyn Terminal Market, a neighborhood stalwart, and a group of truck drivers who say they’re getting short shrift from a newly accelerated policy of ticketing and towing tractor-trailers. While the roadside is designated a no-standing zone during overnight hours, it has long been used as a de facto parking lot for big rigs. But now, at the market’s request, it’s the target of an aggressive police crackdown on illegal commercial parking.

The Parking Zone – October 2018
October 31, 2018
New reports regarding local truck parking are too numerous and small in scope to report on individually. However, what each of these news items means to the underlying national problem is too significant to ignore. Below is a roundup of the latest truck parking-related news items from across the United States.

Walmart Reimagines Parking Lots as 'Town Centers'
October 30, 2018
The future vision of the Walmart experience goes beyond bargains and bulk shopping to town centers and community connectivity. According to walmartreimagined.com, the mass retailer is looking at redeveloping some of its parking lots into gathering spots featuring restaurants, shops and parks. A Walmart spokesperson told Business Insider that the company envisions the town centers will foster a "more robust and dynamic shopping experience" that "connects and engages with the community."

Dubai Mall To Add 5,000 New Parking Spaces
October 30, 2018
In an effort to alleviate the shopping centre’s at times woeful traffic situation, Dubai Mall will build 5,000 new parking spaces by spring 2019, the chief executive of Emaar Malls said on Wednesday.

Republic Will Manage Paine Field Parking and Valet Service
October 29, 2018
Republic Parking System will manage paid parking and curbside services at the new passenger terminal at Paine Field (Everett, Wash.), Propeller Airports announced Monday. Republic considers airport parking a specialty and already fills a similar role at three other Washington airports.

Tropicana Begins Charging For Event Parking On Las Vegas Strip
October 26, 2018
Tropicana is finally fed up with drivers dodging fees at nearby MGM Resorts International properties by parking on its turf. The sprawling Strip hotel announced Friday it has begun charging guests not staying at the hotel $15 for event parking effective immediately.

Parking Issues In Myrtle Beach: How City Officials Want To Improve Private Lots
October 26, 2018
City officials have received several complaints from tourists over private parking lots in downtown Myrtle Beach, and council is now working to combat misleading and changing rates.

Winter Park Aims To 'Level The Playing Field' Among Businesses For Scarce Parking Spaces
October 24, 2018
Winter Park city commissioners approved changes this week to the city's land development code aimed at curbing downtown parking problems. The ordinance eliminates a grandfather clause enacted in 2003 that allowed retail owners to convert building space into a restaurant without providing extra parking spots.

City Of Myrtle Beach Steps Closer To Changing Private Parking
October 23, 2018
The City of Myrtle Beach is steps closer to changing the way private parking lots are run. On Tuesday, city leaders passed the first reading of an ordinance that would restrict misleading parking rate signage, towing without proper notice, and changing parking rates.

Council Delays Truck Parking Ban
October 23, 2018
The wheels are turning slowly on a ban of parking commercial vehicles on residential property within the city limits of Rocky Mount. Enforcement of a new ordinance has been delayed indefinitely while the City Council tries to bring together truckers and complaining residents for a meeting.

Surge-Pricing Ends For Meters Near Wrigley; Experiment Didn’t Meet Revenue Goals
October 22, 2018
When the City Council doubled parking meter rates around Wrigley Field a year ago, Chief Financial Officer Carole Brown had high hopes the “surge pricing” concept would someday spread beyond sports arenas and into Chicago neighborhoods. Now, the grand experiment is grinding to an abrupt halt, having failed to generate nearly as much revenue as Brown had anticipated.

JV Wants Malls and Hotel Parking Fees Regulated
October 18, 2018
Listening to public outcry, Philippines Senator Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito is pushing for the regulation in the imposition of parking fees by shopping malls, hotels, and other commercial establishments.

Uber Targets Trucking With New Trailer-Rental Business
October 17, 2018
Uber Technologies Inc., in its ongoing quest to move beyond its unprofitable business of connecting drivers with passengers, is adding a new tractor-trailer rental business to help big-rig truckers haul freight around the country.

Disney World Raises Theme-Park Parking Prices
October 16, 2018
The parking fee at Walt Disney World’s four theme parks has increased as of Tuesday. The standard charge is now $25, up from $22. It’s the second hike in parking charges at the resort this year.

Salt Shortage Could Mean Slicker Parking Lots
October 15, 2018
Private snow removal companies predict slicker parking lots at malls, hospitals, business parks and other commercial properties this season due to a salt shortage.

Salisbury Aims To Curb Parking Lot 'Dead Zones'
October 15, 2018
Look at any shopping center or big box store in Salisbury and find what planning officials deem to be a problem: partially filled parking lots that they see as “dead zones.” Now Salisbury is joining a growing movement nationwide to change decades-old zoning rules that often create surplus parking at retail stores, shopping centers and apartment complexes.

Airports Cracked Uber and Lyft—Time for Cities to Take Note
November 20, 2018
The ill effects of ride-hailing often hit airports before the cities they serve. Time to start paying attention.

Huge Spikes In Peak Traffic Expected With Portland Developments
November 19, 2018
In the next three years, four new developments are expected to go up in a two-block area around Fore Street in Portland’s East End, including a hotel, office buildings and parking garages. Taken together, the new buildings are estimated to attract at least 1,151 vehicle trips during peak commuter hours, about four times what the four properties currently generate. City staff members are trying to determine the best way to mitigate the influx of traffic by bundling all four developments in a required traffic modification permit from the state.

To Beat Congestion, Free Up The Curb For Deliveries
November 14, 2018
The solution to the problem of growing congestion in U.S. cities is transitioning existing parking structures and space into "staging areas" for supply chain and ride-share vehicles, according to a new report from PwC in partnership with the National Parking Association.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Transportation Congestion by the Numbers
November 12, 2018
Congestion. For the average American, it's an issue that triggers memories of frustrating commutes, idle cars and blaring horns during a morning commute. But how does congestion impact commercial vehicles — such as trucks, planes and trains — and the cities that they pass through or serve?

How Issues of Microtransit, Congestion and Parking Are Closing in on Cities
November 11, 2018
Earlier this week in a new experimental newsletter I've been helping Danny Crichton on, we briefly discussed transit pundit Jarrett Walker's article in The Atlantic arguing against the view that ridesharing and microtransit will be the future of mass transit. Instead, his thesis is that a properly operated and well-resourced bus system is much more efficient from a coverage, cost, space and equality perspective.

Will Driverless Cars Only Add To Traffic Woes Or Decide The Future Of Parking?
November 5, 2018
This week, Alphabet Inc. subsidiary Waymo got the green light to test its driverless vehicles in California, an expansion of the program currently underway in Arizona. Waymo’s minivans will be driving in a swath of Silicon Valley around its headquarters, an area the company says it knows well. If — or when — Waymo and other driverless-car operators expand into denser urban areas, it could mean more traffic. It could also mean a different engagement with an urban landscape built for passenger vehicles.

A Policy in Limbo, Contractors Up in Arms: Delhi's Parking, Congestion Woes Continue
November 2, 2018
The civic agencies in Delhi yielding to push back from their contractors and an eight-month tussle between the Delhi government and its Lieutenant Governor (L-G) means that the capital has, for a second consecutive year, failed to solve its parking crisis and the resultant congestion.

Uber And Lyft Are Making Traffic Worse While Claiming To Fix It
November 1, 2018
The ride-hailing companies want you to think they’re reducing congestion and promoting public transit. Their actions tell a different story.

The Bus Is Still Best
October 31, 2018
Ride-shares aren’t the most efficient way to move lots of people around cities.

Congestion Pricing Could Spare Brooklyn, Queens Express Bus Riders Hours On Commutes
October 30, 2018
Despite garnering support from a multitude of group activist organizations and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, state officials still haven't passed a proposed congestion pricing bill that could decongest some of the city's most congested streets, while also investing in repairs for the beleaguered subway system. Though the plan shows potential, it still hasn't garnered the support of a few key players, most notably, Mayor Bill de Blasio, who prefers a millionaire's tax instead, as well as a few lawmakers.

Urban Planning Guru Says Driverless Cars Won’t Fix Congestion
October 27, 2018
Peter Calthorpe thinks Silicon Valley has it all wrong. He rejects the ideas of tech industry visionaries who say personal autonomous vehicles will soon be the solution to urban problems like traffic congestion.

Residents Sound Off On Traffic Frustrations
October 22, 2018
For Palo Alto residents exasperated by worsening traffic congestion, the city offered some hopeful news on Monday night: help is on the way. Also, some words of caution: expect delays.

France Proposes Congestion Charges In Big Cities To Tackle Pollution
October 18, 2018
France could be introducing congestion charges for vehicles in cities for the first time. The proposed measure, outlined in a draft bill to "limit car traffic and fight against pollution", has faced opposition from some local authorities.

Report Links Increased San Francisco Traffic Congestion To Uber, Lyft
October 16, 2018
A new report released by the San Francisco County Transportation Authority Tuesday linked a rise in traffic congestion in the city to ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft. According to the report, “TNCs & Congestion”, the companies’ vehicles account for about 50 percent of the rise in congestion between 2010 and 2016.

Washington Could Use Rideshare Uber, App Waze For Traffic Solutions
October 16, 2018
Washington could lean on private companies to ease gridlock. A partnership between Uber and Mercer Island has helped riders get to an overcrowded parking lot, and a Waze partnership could encourage carpooling.

California To Pass Half-Million Electric-Car Mark
November 14, 2018
By the end of November, California will have more than 500,000 electric cars registered in the state, according to the latest report from Veloz, a consortium of state regulators, utilities, and other advocates for electric cars.

China Is Leading the World to an Electric Car Future
November 14, 2018
The world’s biggest market for electric vehicles wants to get even bigger, so it’s giving automakers what amounts to an ultimatum. Starting in January, all major manufacturers operating in China—from global giants Toyota Motor and General Motors to domestic players BYD and BAIC Motor—have to meet minimum requirements there for producing new-energy vehicles, or NEVs (plug-in hybrids, pure-battery electrics, and fuel-cell autos). A complex government equation requires that a sizable portion of their production or imports must be green in 2019, with escalating goals thereafter.

Burlington City (N.J.) Unveils Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
November 14, 2018
Historic homes and business dating back to the 1600s may line the downtown streets, but that doesn’t mean the city can’t take steps to move into the future; starting with electric car charging stations.

The Electric Vehicle Revolution Might Cost as Much as $6 Trillion
November 12, 2018
The cost of EV adoption is high, Volkswagen doubles down on offering a cheaper EV than Tesla, and General Motors talks the totally real possibilities of flying cars.

Volkswagen Plans To Make 50 Million Electric Cars, CEO Says
November 12, 2018
They say new converts are always the most devout. Take Volkswagen: after betting big on diesel—and losing—the automaker is going full-speed ahead on electrification. Earlier this year, it revealed it had committed to spending $25 billion on batteries from a number of suppliers, including Samsung and LG Chem.

Additional Electric Car Charging Stations Added to University of South Florida Campus
November 7, 2018
Covered equipment and “section closed for maintenance” signs may be seen around campus, such as in the Collins Boulevard Parking Facility, in preparation for the 10 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations that are being added.

Will Chinese Electric Cars Become Real Competition For Tesla?
November 7, 2018
Electric vehicles are gaining traction in China. Daniel Ren (via South China Morning Post) writes, “While US maker Tesla often grabs the headlines… BYD and peers like Beijing Auto and Roewe are quietly selling enough electric vehicles (EVs) to make China the world’s largest market for both electric and conventional vehicles. In fact, sales of EVs in China reached 770,000 units last year.”

Virginia Invests $14M For Electric Buses Throughout The State
November 5, 2018
The Commonwealth of Virginia announced it will invest $14 million in the deployment of electric buses throughout the state. The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VDEQ) will provide the funding to transit agencies and/or municipalities through a new Clean Transportation Voucher Program intended to replace medium- and heavy-duty vehicles with cleaner ones.

8 European Countries & Their EV Policies
November 4, 2018
Europe’s automotive market is slowly getting charged. The drivers of electrification are EU regulatory agencies, which are imposing ever-stricter limits on carbon and nitrogen oxide pollution. Meanwhile, the German auto industry is pulling in the other direction, using its immense political power to try to delay and water down emissions regulations. The various European countries are caught in the middle — some are embracing the electric future, some are resisting it, and most are muddling through with no particular plan.

Cuomo Doubles Down on NY Electric Vehicle Charging Station Subsidies
November 2, 2018
Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York is giving building owners in New York State who install electric vehicle charging stations state subsidies covering up to the 80 percent of the cost.

Partnership Aims To Put More Electric Vehicles In Atlanta’s Rideshare Market
November 1, 2018
Electric vehicle owners could earn cash boost in new program by Georgia Power and Lyft

GM Calls For National EV Sales Program
October 30, 2018
General Motors (GM) has called for a national program to promote electric vehicles (EVs) modeled on California’s sales mandate for zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs).

Lime Applies For Car-Sharing Permit In Seattle
October 30, 2018
Mobility startup Lime has applied to add two-seater cars to its fleet of shared vehicles in Seattle, as first reported by the Puget Sound Business Journal. A spokesman for Lime told the paper "you can expect electric vehicles to be an additional micro-mobility option for Lime riders to choose from within the Lime app soon."

Chico Parking Lots Offer Charging For Electric Vehicles
October 31, 2018
Drivers of electric vehicles may be honking for joy if they’ve seen the charging station at the City Hall parking lot, but unfortunately it’s not for them. Adjacent the city council parking spaces, the charging station is designed for the two electric vehicles the city owns, according to Wyatt West, assistant engineer in the Public Works Department/Engineering.

Electric Vehicles Will Be Allowed To Drive At Higher Speed Limits Than Gas Cars, Says Austrian Government
October 29, 2018
A new initiative from the Austrian government is set to reward electric car owners with a unique incentive. On October 25, the Austrian ministerial cabinet announced that it would be adjusting the speed restrictions for electric vehicles traveling in the country’s IG-L-Hundred zone, which covers a total area of 440 kilometers (273 miles).

Uber to Raise Prices in London to Help Drivers Switch to EVs
October 27, 2018
Earlier this month, Uber announced a radical plan to help London combat air pollution. To do so, the company plans to raise roughly $260 million to help all of its drivers in the city trade their gasoline-or diesel-powered vehicle in for an electric one. Unfortunately, users will have to help fund the transition.

GM Calls For National Electric Vehicle Policy, Says EVs Should Be 25% Of All New Cars By 2030
October 26, 2018
Today, GM filed comments with the federal government's Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) vehicles rule that call for establishing a National Zero Emissions Vehicle (NZEV) program for Model Year 2021–2026 passenger cars and light trucks.

Fresno State Offers Free Electric Vehicle Charging
October 23, 2018
More and more electric vehicles are appearing on Fresno State campus. There are currently six charging stations at Fresno State. According to Derek Brantley, interim parking and transportation manager at the Fresno State Police Department, there is a demand for more charging stations on campus, a demand that has been considered in the planning of upcoming projects. The police department receives plenty of feedback from the public asking about the stations through calls or on the university president’s feedback page, he said.

Electrify America To Install Ohio Turnpike’s First EV Charging Stations
October 23, 2018
Electrify America and the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission (OTIC) announced plans to install electric vehicle (EV) charging stations—the first along the Ohio Turnpike.

'Ultra Rapid' Electric Car Charging Network Coming To Australia
October 22, 2018
Drivers travelling between Australia’s major cities could soon charge their electric vehicles in just 15 minutes with a super-fast network being rolled out across the country.

Electrify America Signs Deal For “Interoperable” EV Charging
October 18, 2018
Electrify America, the Volkswagen subsidiary, announced today that it signed a deal that effectively creates a combined network of 12,500 interoperable electric car charging stations. The term “interoperable” doesn’t exactly roll off your tongue, but it’s critical to transforming today’s patchwork of charging companies into a unified, refueling system that can be accessed by all EV drivers.

Google Maps Now Shows Electric Car Charging Stations
October 17, 2018
The Google Maps app for iOS and Android now shows the location of electric car chargers in the US, UK, Australia and New Zealand. As well as their location, the mapping app also states what type of ports are available, how powerful they are, their pricing, and includes reviews and ratings left by electric vehicle (EV) drivers.

ChargePoint and FLO Team up to Simplify Electric Car Charging
October 16, 2018
One of the biggest issues with owning an electric car is the patchwork nature of charging infrastructure. Unlike with gas stations, drivers can't simply go from one charging company's station to another without having multiple accounts, cards, or fobs. Now, however, two of North America's biggest charging-network operators are trying to change that.

Tesla Opens New Hong Kong Electric Car Charging Station, The Biggest In Asia
October 15, 2018
US electric car maker Tesla has set up a 50-stall charging station in Hong Kong, the biggest of its kind in Asia, as it seeks to expand its presence in the city despite a drastic drop in sales caused when the government scrapped a generous tax break.

Fill ’Er Up: Companies Offer Vehicle Charging Stations For Employees, Earn State Credits
October 15, 2018
Valley Solar is the energy division of Valley Home Improvement, which established the two-car electric vehicle charging station with financial assistance from the Massachusetts Electric Vehicle Incentive Program: Workplace Charging. The state program was established by the state’s Department of Environmental Protection.

NGT Directs Noida Hospital To Plant 15 Saplings For Every Tree Cut To Build Parking Lot
November 17, 2018
The National Green Tribunal has directed a hospital in Noida (India) that will cut trees for building parking space to plant 15 saplings for each tree cut. NGT has asked Noida Authority to plant 1,500 saplings against 100 that are due to be felled to construct a parking lot an upcoming parking hospital owned by Union Minister and local MP Mahesh Sharma.

City Will Ask Fraser Health To Remove Pay Parking At SMH, Surrey Councillor Says
November 16, 2018
Surrey (British Columbia, Canada) city councillor Mandeep Nagra says the city will be asking Fraser Health to remove pay parking at Surrey Memorial Hospital in line with its decision to make parking free on neighbouring city streets.

Ohio State Plans To Build One Garage For New Hospital Tower, Then Tear Two Others Down
November 14, 2018
Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center plans to build a new parking garage on the land opened up by relocating Cannon Drive as the first in several steps before building an 840-bed hospital tower.

Lot Rezoned At Olympic Medical Center To Allow For Parking Expansion
November 13, 2018
Olympic Medical Center (Port Angeles, Wash.) has had a residential lot rezoned to allow for a potential parking expansion at its Port Angeles campus

Irish Hospital Introduces Valet Parking – Mater Private Cork
November 4, 2018
Mater Private Hospital Cork has introduced a free Valet Parking service to make it easier for patients and visitors to access the hospital’s services while playing a key role in minimising the stress that’s often associated with a hospital visit.

Nope, Pay Parking Isn't Being Put In At Squamish Hospital
November 1, 2018
Pay parking isn't being installed at Squamish (British Columbia) Hospital, despite rumours. Some locals have been concerned that the lots adjacent to the Squamish Hospital were switching from their current free status, to pay, as is the case at most hospitals in the city.

WVU Medicine Announces 2 New Parking Garages and a Lot at Ruby Memorial Hospital
October 31, 2018
WVU Medicine announced plans Wednesday to build two new parking garages and a new parking lot outside of Ruby Memorial Hospital, in Morgantown.

Parking Problems Plague Neighborhoods; Residents Alarmed By Las Palmas Hospital Plan
October 28, 2018
The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso Community College and Las Palmas Medical Center on the Westside have grown over the past decade, but so have the frustrations of residents living in the surrounding neighborhoods, some of the city’s oldest. Each morning, cars line up along neighborhood streets and in front of homes as students and customers hunt for parking – sometimes blocking driveways.

Still Some Way To Go To Fix Hospital Parking
October 24, 2018
The opening of more than 70 new car parking spaces at Bathurst (NSW, Australia) Hospital was supposed to fix parking issues both on the hospital grounds and in the streets surrounding it. It seems nothing of the sort has happened. While the new spaces must have made a difference, the experience of residents living close to the hospital suggests there is still a long way to go.

New Parking Meters Installed Near Hospital
October 23, 2018
A section of 6th Avenue SW near the new hospital entrance has been converted to metered parking. The new pay stations are a first for the City of Medicine Hat (Alberta, Canada).

NHS Trust Defends Staff Car Parking Charges
October 18, 2018
The United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) has defended its staff car parking policy after NHS figures revealed that the Trust made more than £800,000 by charging staff for parking last year.

Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel To See New Medical Office Building, Parking Garage
October 17, 2018
Florida Hospital is ramping up its plans at the Wesley Chapel campus as the population continues to grow and its offices get full. The project includes the identification of an additional parking expansion in support of the second phase of master planned office buildings.

Parking Prices Will Be Increased At Nottingham's Hospitals In Tariff Shakeup
October 15, 2018
Prices for patients and visitors parking in Nottingham's hospitals are set to increase. Parking charges for blue badge holders will also be introduced for the first time at Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham City Hospital and Ropewalk House, Nottingham University Hospital Trust has announced.

Gatwick Airport Signs ParkCloud Up To Capture Larger Slice Of Parking Market
November 20, 2018
European online parking reservation leader, ParkCloud, has entered into a collaboration with the UK’s second largest airport, London Gatwick (LGW). A significant addition to its UK airport portfolio, ParkCloud is pleased to announce that passengers flying from Gatwick’s North and South terminals will now be able to reserve their parking through its extensive online network across a number of the airport’s parking products.

Three In Four Belgians Find Parking Policies "Chaotic"
November 19, 2018
Three in four Belgians find the country’s parking policies “chaotic”, according to the findings of a survey by the Touring organization, released on Monday.

Dubai Taps Data-Driven Strategy To Ride Smart City Wave
November 18, 2018
Dubai's smart city vision will rely on a complex network of interconnected technologies such as Arificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things (IoT), and blockchain to tackle challenges such as sustainability, infrastructure quality, investment and funding, environmental quality, job generation and digital public services.

NGT Directs Noida Hospital To Plant 15 Saplings For Every Tree Cut To Build Parking Lot
November 17, 2018
The National Green Tribunal has directed a hospital in Noida (India) that will cut trees for building parking space to plant 15 saplings for each tree cut. NGT has asked Noida Authority to plant 1,500 saplings against 100 that are due to be felled to construct a parking lot an upcoming parking hospital owned by Union Minister and local MP Mahesh Sharma.

Draft Parking Policy Revealed By Final Ultimatum By Citizens To Remove Taxis From Parking Spaces
November 17, 2018
Aiming at addressing the long-pending issue of parking in Panaji, Imagine Panaji Smart City Development Limited (IPSCDL) has come up with a comprehensive draft parking policy for the City. The draft has been kept open for public feedback for the next 15 days.

City Will Ask Fraser Health To Remove Pay Parking At SMH, Surrey Councillor Says
November 16, 2018
Surrey (British Columbia, Canada) city councillor Mandeep Nagra says the city will be asking Fraser Health to remove pay parking at Surrey Memorial Hospital in line with its decision to make parking free on neighbouring city streets.

Ridesharing To Transit Test Set To Launch In Waterloo
November 14, 2018
A pilot project is being launched by the Region of Waterloo (Southern Ontario, Canada) in two weeks that will use a ridesharing app to improve access to transit.

Could More Cities Charge Employers For Parking Spaces To Help Fund Local Infrastructure?
November 12, 2018
As government budget cuts continue to bite and competition for funding increases, it’s becoming harder for UK cities to secure the money needed to build or maintain good quality infrastructure.

Drivers Ditching Rideshare Apps
November 12, 2018
An increasing number of (Australian) drivers are abandoning popular rideshare apps due to low pay that forces users to work ridiculous hours just to get by.

Changi Airport to Open New T1 Carpark at Jewel on Nov 20
November 11, 2018
Travellers and visitors heading to Changi Airport (Singapore) Terminal 1 (T1) will finally have their own carpark, instead of having to park at T2 and hop onto the inter-terminal Skytrain. Four years after the old open-air carpark in front of T1 was removed to build Jewel - a 10-storey mainly commercial complex with five levels of basement parking - the airport is ready to partially open the carpark from Nov 20.

Foreign Cities Face GDPR Fines for Misusing EU Citizens' Data, Government Smart City Tsar Warns
November 11, 2018
Foreign “smart cities” could face GDPR fines for misusing EU citizens' data, a Government smart city tsar has warned. Dr Jacqui Taylor, strategic advisor to the UK Government on smart cities, said that public bodies and companies based abroad could face fines worth millions of pounds if they fail to follow strict rules which protect EU residents from data misuse.

Changes On The Way For People Looking For A Place To Park In Downtown Kelowna
November 7, 2018
Renting an extra parking spot like renting an extra room on Airbnb, and charging more for longer stays may make downtown Kelowna an easier place for drivers to visit. The City of Kelowna (British Columbia, Canada) is looking for public feedback on its latest vision of parking rules before taking the final plan to council in the New Year.

Have A Parking Complaint In Toronto? It Can Now Be Reported Online
November 5, 2018
If you have a complaint about a vehicle blocking your driveway or staying in a parking spot beyond the time limit, Toronto police say you are now able to report it through its website.

Irish Hospital Introduces Valet Parking – Mater Private Cork
November 4, 2018
Mater Private Hospital Cork has introduced a free Valet Parking service to make it easier for patients and visitors to access the hospital’s services while playing a key role in minimising the stress that’s often associated with a hospital visit.

8 European Countries & Their EV Policies
November 4, 2018
Europe’s automotive market is slowly getting charged. The drivers of electrification are EU regulatory agencies, which are imposing ever-stricter limits on carbon and nitrogen oxide pollution. Meanwhile, the German auto industry is pulling in the other direction, using its immense political power to try to delay and water down emissions regulations. The various European countries are caught in the middle — some are embracing the electric future, some are resisting it, and most are muddling through with no particular plan.

A Policy in Limbo, Contractors Up in Arms: Delhi's Parking, Congestion Woes Continue
November 2, 2018
The civic agencies in Delhi yielding to push back from their contractors and an eight-month tussle between the Delhi government and its Lieutenant Governor (L-G) means that the capital has, for a second consecutive year, failed to solve its parking crisis and the resultant congestion.

Communities To Have Major Say On Town Centre Parking Charges
November 1, 2018
Communities are to be allowed to bring forward their own proposals to introduce parking charges on a “town by town” basis under a new Local Transport Strategy approved by East Lothian Council.

Nope, Pay Parking Isn't Being Put In At Squamish Hospital
November 1, 2018
Pay parking isn't being installed at Squamish (British Columbia) Hospital, despite rumours. Some locals have been concerned that the lots adjacent to the Squamish Hospital were switching from their current free status, to pay, as is the case at most hospitals in the city.

Dubai Mall To Add 5,000 New Parking Spaces
October 30, 2018
In an effort to alleviate the shopping centre’s at times woeful traffic situation, Dubai Mall will build 5,000 new parking spaces by spring 2019, the chief executive of Emaar Malls said on Wednesday.

Electric Vehicles Will Be Allowed To Drive At Higher Speed Limits Than Gas Cars, Says Austrian Government
October 29, 2018
A new initiative from the Austrian government is set to reward electric car owners with a unique incentive. On October 25, the Austrian ministerial cabinet announced that it would be adjusting the speed restrictions for electric vehicles traveling in the country’s IG-L-Hundred zone, which covers a total area of 440 kilometers (273 miles).

Highland Council Accused of ‘Unlawfully’ Hoarding Personal Information Stored In Car Park Smart Meters
October 29, 2018
Highland Council has been accused of “unlawfully” hoarding personal information entered into smart meters at several of its car parks. The meters, which are in service in Inverness, Fort William and Fort Augustus and are being rolled out across the north, require users to enter their car registration number.

Uber to Raise Prices in London to Help Drivers Switch to EVs
October 27, 2018
Earlier this month, Uber announced a radical plan to help London combat air pollution. To do so, the company plans to raise roughly $260 million to help all of its drivers in the city trade their gasoline-or diesel-powered vehicle in for an electric one. Unfortunately, users will have to help fund the transition.

Ridesharing Hits a Speed Bump in South Korea
October 25, 2018
Tens of thousands of taxi drivers gathered in Seoul’s Gwanghwamun Square on October 18 for a one-day strike organized to protest a possible new carpool app from Korean tech giant Kakao. According to the Korean Taxi Workers’ Union, 60 percent of Seoul’s 100,000 taxi drivers joined the strike, alongside high participation in smaller protests organized in cities around the country.

Still Some Way To Go To Fix Hospital Parking
October 24, 2018
The opening of more than 70 new car parking spaces at Bathurst (NSW, Australia) Hospital was supposed to fix parking issues both on the hospital grounds and in the streets surrounding it. It seems nothing of the sort has happened. While the new spaces must have made a difference, the experience of residents living close to the hospital suggests there is still a long way to go.

New Parking Meters Installed Near Hospital
October 23, 2018
A section of 6th Avenue SW near the new hospital entrance has been converted to metered parking. The new pay stations are a first for the City of Medicine Hat (Alberta, Canada).

'Ultra Rapid' Electric Car Charging Network Coming To Australia
October 22, 2018
Drivers travelling between Australia’s major cities could soon charge their electric vehicles in just 15 minutes with a super-fast network being rolled out across the country.

NHS Trust Defends Staff Car Parking Charges
October 18, 2018
The United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) has defended its staff car parking policy after NHS figures revealed that the Trust made more than £800,000 by charging staff for parking last year.

JV Wants Malls and Hotel Parking Fees Regulated
October 18, 2018
Listening to public outcry, Philippines Senator Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito is pushing for the regulation in the imposition of parking fees by shopping malls, hotels, and other commercial establishments.

China-Based Autonomous Driving Company Momenta Receives A New Round Of Funding At A Valuation Over $1B
October 18, 2018
Momenta, a China-based autonomous driving company, has secured a new round of funding from industry-leading strategic investors and government funds at a valuation north of $1 billion, making Momenta the first autonomous driving unicorn company in China.

France Proposes Congestion Charges In Big Cities To Tackle Pollution
October 18, 2018
France could be introducing congestion charges for vehicles in cities for the first time. The proposed measure, outlined in a draft bill to "limit car traffic and fight against pollution", has faced opposition from some local authorities.

Tesla Opens New Hong Kong Electric Car Charging Station, The Biggest In Asia
October 15, 2018
US electric car maker Tesla has set up a 50-stall charging station in Hong Kong, the biggest of its kind in Asia, as it seeks to expand its presence in the city despite a drastic drop in sales caused when the government scrapped a generous tax break.

Parking Prices Will Be Increased At Nottingham's Hospitals In Tariff Shakeup
October 15, 2018
Prices for patients and visitors parking in Nottingham's hospitals are set to increase. Parking charges for blue badge holders will also be introduced for the first time at Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham City Hospital and Ropewalk House, Nottingham University Hospital Trust has announced.

Startup Spotlight: Austin’s FlashParking Aims To Create The Perfect Parking Experience
November 19, 2018
Austin-based FlashParking wants to make parking easier for drivers and businesses. The technology startup, co-founded by Juan Rodriguez, Dean Cleaver and Eliseo Diaz, aims to make parking a seamless experience by providing revenue control and parking access for businesses operating small valet stands to those with a massive parking garage.

Vigilant Solutions Teams With ParkMobile On Parking Enforcement Technology
November 13, 2018
Vigilant Solutions, a developer of license plate recognition technology, has partnered with ParkMobile, a developer of mobile parking apps, to create a technology that helps parking enforcement officers verify parking permits and pay-by-phone accounts, according to a company press release.

WESCOR Parking Controls Joins Designa as US Business Partner
November 7, 2018
WESCOR Parking Controls (New England) recently became the newest US Business Partner for DESIGNA USA. WESCOR joins the growing group of industry-leading companies to partner with DESIGNA to bring future-proof parking systems to their customers.

National Parking Association Elects New Board Officers and Members
November 1, 2018
The National Parking Association (NPA) announces the election of new board officers, as well as four new parking industry leaders to its board of directors. In addition, two current board directors moved into officer positions.

INRIX Announces Extension of Collaboration with BMW Group
October 24, 2018
INRIX, Inc., a provider of connected car services and mobility analytics, announced the extension of its collaboration with BMW Group to connect North American vehicles with INRIX driving services for real-time traffic, travel alerts and online routing.

National Parking Association Announces 2018 Innovation Award Winners
October 24, 2018
The National Parking Association (NPA) announced the winners of its 2018 Innovation Awards at the organization's 67th Annual Convention & Expo in Las Vegas, NV.

SpotHero and FlashParking Launch Bluetooth Parking in Austin
October 23, 2018
SpotHero, North America’s leading parking reservation platform, and FlashParking, an innovative parking technology company, today announced a pilot program to enable drivers in Austin, TX who purchase parking with SpotHero to enter garages equipped with FlashParking’s FlashPARCS Smart Stations using the SpotHero app—a process the companies have coined “one-tap redemption.”

TIBA Unveils New, Industry-Leading Wireless Parking Solutions with Launch Partner ParkWhiz
October 23, 2018
Solving a key challenge in connected and autonomous mobility, TIBA is making it easier for drivers to park without pulling a ticket or reserving a spot in advance. TIBA will deploy its’ ParkBlue Wireless Bluetooth technology in select parking garages of some of North America’s largest property owners and parking operators, together with Parkwihiz.

ParkCloud Adds Quartet of Industry Heavyweights to Senior Team
October 23, 2018
Following the announcement of its new ownership structure earlier this year, Managing Director, Mark Pegler, has formed a newly appointed senior management team to focus top-line development into strategic areas of the business.

Ace Parking Launches Mobility Solutions Division
October 18, 2018
Ace Parking, a national parking and transportation management leader, has launched ACE Mobility Solutions – a division dedicated to providing insightful stewardship and effective mobility solutions for clients in a rapidly-evolving transportation ecosystem.

SP Plus Corporation Agrees to Acquire Bags
October 17, 2018
SP Plus Corporation (NASDAQ: SP) (“SP+”, “SP Plus” or “the Company”), a leading national provider of parking, ground transportation, and related services to commercial, institutional and municipal clients throughout North America, today announced that it has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Baggage Airline Guest Services, Inc. and Home Serv Delivery, LLC, their subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively, "Bags"), for an all cash purchase price of $275 million. Bags is a leading provider of baggage delivery, remote airline check in, and other related services, primarily to airline, airport and hospitality clients.

Department Of Transportation To Expand Pilot Program To Maximize Parking
November 19, 2018
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is planning to expand a pilot program to manage parking in the city, now that officials say ride-sharing services have made curbside safety a key concern.

Biddeford (Maine) Business Owners, Residents Decry Plan For Paid Parking
November 19, 2018
Business owners and residents turned out in force Monday night to push back against a new downtown parking plan that requires people to pay to park in municipal lots.

Parking In Peoria: Open Spaces Not In Right Places
November 18, 2018
Downtown parking is plentiful, yet, in the city’s Warehouse District, parking is a problem.

How Much Is The City Getting Paid To Use Public Parking Spots For Scoobi Scooters?
November 16, 2018
Whether you'reheading to a hockey game, a Broadway show or work in downtown Pittsburgh, it can be difficult and sometimes even frustrating to find a parking space. In recent years it has gotten even more difficult with the addition of bike lanes, bike rental stands, Zipcars and Scoobi Scooters having taken over more on-street parking spaces.

Flagstaff's Parking Program, One Year Later
November 15, 2018
Last month marked the one-year anniversary of the installation of parking meters around downtown Flagstaff and the beginning of the ParkFlag program. And for businesses downtown, the system is working well, said Terry Madeksza, executive director of the Downtown Business Alliance.

Cape Elizabeth Takes Another Step Toward Parking Meters At Fort Williams
November 15, 2018
Town councilors voted unanimously Wednesday to substantially increase fees for commercial vehicles at Fort Williams Park. They also decided to seek proposals for pay-and-display parking management, enforcement, and equipment at the park.

Locals Say It’s Too Hard To Park In Downtown San Luis Obispo. Here’s What The City Is Doing About It
November 15, 2018
Parking in downtown San Luis Obispo — or lack thereof — has been a hot topic recently. In response, the city’s transportation staff laid out some potential solutions at Tuesday’s City Council meeting — among them finishing the final planning steps for the new parking garage at Palm and Nipomo streets and planning two new city zones where residential parking permits could be required.

Neighbors Sue Houghs Neck Restaurant, City Over Parking Lot
November 15, 2018
A September decision by the zoning board of appeals reversed prior rulings requiring Louis restaurant to retain ownership of a 20-car parking lot across the street, allowing the business to sell it off -- something it has been trying to do for years. Neighbors say if the lot is developed, cars from Louis customers would clog their already-congested streets.

City Moves Forward With Parking Law Amendments
November 13, 2018
The two-hour parking limit in downtown Rome (Ga.) will soon be enforced from 8 am to 8 p.m., the extension from 6 p.m. approved by city commissioners Tuesday night, but not without a heated exchange with one downtown property owner. Diane Lewis said she believes the changes to the parking management program are going to discourage business downtown.

Parking In Downtown Ames Burden On Businesses, City Council Looks For Solutions
November 13, 2018
The City of Ames moved towards parking solutions for downtown Ames at their Tuesday meeting. The council had raised the rates of parking meters by 500 percent — from 20 cents an hour to $1 dollar an hour — for the first time in 20 years in July, but business owners at the meeting said the decision has created trouble for them and their customers.

Hundreds Respond to Survey Over Tacoma Dome Station Paid Parking Proposal
November 12, 2018
A survey asking for opinions on parking at the Tacoma Dome Station has wrapped up, and local transit officials soon will decide whether parking remains free there.

Mayor Proposes Allowing Some Housing Projects With No Parking Spaces
November 9, 2018
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer proposed a set of reforms to the city’s parking requirements Friday, allowing the construction of housing projects without parking spaces as long as they’re within a half-mile of a planned or currently-existing transit stop.

Downtown Parking Ideas Discussed
November 9, 2018
There are few issues in St. Augustine (Fla.) more divisive than parking downtown, and Reuben Franklin is the one tasked with leading the city toward solutions that please the most people.

Parking-Protected Bike Lane Approved Near 4th and King Caltrain Station
November 8, 2018
From no protection to full protection, cyclists just scored a major win on Townsend Street (San Francisco). The City’s transportation board approved parking-protected bike lanes Wednesday that will run along Townsend between Fifth and Eighth streets, right near the Fourth and King Caltrain station.

Changes On The Way For People Looking For A Place To Park In Downtown Kelowna
November 7, 2018
Renting an extra parking spot like renting an extra room on Airbnb, and charging more for longer stays may make downtown Kelowna an easier place for drivers to visit. The City of Kelowna (British Columbia, Canada) is looking for public feedback on its latest vision of parking rules before taking the final plan to council in the New Year.

Bethlehem Council Delays Parking Fine Vote To See How Increased Income Would Pay For New Garage
November 7, 2018
A proposal to increase the fine for an expired parking meter was postponed by Bethlehem City Council at least until the city Parking Authority explains how a larger fine will help finance a new parking garage.

Downtown Austin Parking Program Expands to Private Garages
November 5, 2018
More businesses are starting to open up their parking garages in Austin during the overnight hours. An affordable parking program by the city and Downtown Austin Alliance is expanding with more private-sector parking garages.

A Bumpy Start To New Parking Meter System Implementation In Princeton
November 5, 2018
Some area residents were perplexed as they searched the Apple App Store in vain Monday morning. They were looking for the new Princeton parking app on what had been billed as the first day of the new municipal meter system. But it turns out the app is currently only available for android phones. The Apple version is not available yet and it is unclear when it will become available.

Downtown Parking In Amherst Free During Holidays
November 5, 2018
All parking spots in downtown Amherst (Mass.) will be free on Saturdays between Thanksgiving and Christmas, a decision made by the Select Board at the request of the Amherst Business Improvement District.

Parking Problems Plague Dyker Heights Post Office
November 5, 2018
Parking spaces are scarce in many Southwest Brooklyn neighborhoods, but Dyker Heights has a problem that is quickly escalating to new levels of insanity, according to local officials. The Dyker Heights Post Office is at the center of a fierce tug-of-war over on-street parking spaces and Community Board 10 officials, along with U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan, are working overtime hoping to delivery a solution to the messy situation.

Time’s Up For Princeton Parking Meters
October 31, 2018
Mark down Monday, November 5, as the much anticipated replacement day for parking meters in Princeton. The thinking behind the new meters has been explained at numerous town council meetings, in one highly detailed parking study, in a Saturday morning presentation at Princeton Future, and in a comprehensive article in the Echo (June, 2018). More recently the town announced the discontinuation of the old Smart Card (in today’s world of parking technology considered not so smart).

Proposal Could Eliminate Free Parking in La Crosse Neighborhoods
October 29, 2018
There’s no such thing as free parking, say the neighborhood advocates behind a proposal to create a new kind of paid parking district in La Crosse. The NRC is working on an ordinance that would allow residential areas to create “parking benefit districts,” where homeowners and tenants would decide whether to charge for parking within a designated area and a percentage of the fees collected would fund improvements such as lighting, street maintenance, landscaping projects and signage, as well as offsetting the cost of on-street parking to city residents.

Give Them A Place To Park Or Force Them Out? City’s RV Residents Under Spotlight
October 29, 2018
Officials in San Francisco City Hall are weighing solutions to a new phase of the homeless crisis, illustrated by scruffy RVs that spread from the Mission to the Bayview — some clearly empty, others with laundry bags dangling from their door handles and children’s bicycles affixed to their roofs.

Parking Issues In Myrtle Beach: How City Officials Want To Improve Private Lots
October 26, 2018
City officials have received several complaints from tourists over private parking lots in downtown Myrtle Beach, and council is now working to combat misleading and changing rates.

Winter Park Aims To 'Level The Playing Field' Among Businesses For Scarce Parking Spaces
October 24, 2018
Winter Park city commissioners approved changes this week to the city's land development code aimed at curbing downtown parking problems. The ordinance eliminates a grandfather clause enacted in 2003 that allowed retail owners to convert building space into a restaurant without providing extra parking spots.

Lackawanna Testimony Continues On Shared, Valeted Parking Plan
October 24, 2018
While many expected Monday night’s Lackawanna development hearing to hit on some new design elements on the historic former train station, with even the developer’s attorney opening up the evening ticking off points negating the historic value of the train platforms and with their architect in attendance, the evening never got there. Instead, the hours were spent going over parking lot space numbers, assisted parking management plans and truck loading dock maneuvers.

City Of Myrtle Beach Steps Closer To Changing Private Parking
October 23, 2018
The City of Myrtle Beach is steps closer to changing the way private parking lots are run. On Tuesday, city leaders passed the first reading of an ordinance that would restrict misleading parking rate signage, towing without proper notice, and changing parking rates.

Buffalo May Turn Parking Craters into Neighborhoods
October 23, 2018
Five transit-rich acres south of downtown Buffalo, New York, could be transformed from a 700-space parking lot for the Buffalo Sabres into a new neighborhood. As Buffalo gears up for an extension of its 6.5-mile light rail system, the Nickel City is eyeing the Keybank Center parking lots — and how they can be turned into places for people again. The Sabres' development is only conceptual, but the team's ownership controls the land and has begun investing in and developing real estate.

Parking Pay Stations Approved For Downtown
October 23, 2018
Pay stations will replace the current coin-operated parking meters that line the streets of downtown Hudson. The council approved an agreement with Cale America Inc., who merged with previous bidder Parkeon, to provide pay stations that will be deployed in the spring.

New Payment Options Could Be Coming To Downtown Parking Meters
October 22, 2018
The City of Mobile may soon be installing new parking meters that would allow citizens to pay for parking using a credit card, a mobile app or the traditional coin slot. The new meters await approval from the Mobile City Council. But their benefits were detailed Monday in a news release from the city. In addition to the new meters, new signage will better communicate the location of parking spaces, time limits and costs, according to the news release.

Urban Design: Parking Has Outsized Influence On Downtown’s Built Environment
October 19, 2018
Recently, cities such as Buffalo, Hartford and Cincinnati have made news for eliminating minimum parking requirements in certain areas of downtown or altogether. We’re ahead of the game in that regard, because the Mile Square in Indy has no minimum parking requirements and never has.

Granite Properties Study Shows Parking Goes Unused
October 18, 2018
Changes in work and commuting habits mean office buildings will need less parking in the future. But a Granite Properties study indicates that – at least for Granite’s office buildings – that day already is here.

Rapid City (S.D.) Parking Meter Pilot Project Extended
October 18, 2018
Rapid City’s downtown parking meter pilot project has been expanded and extended through October. The testing meters are located on the first floor of the downtown parking ramp, with pay stations for all spaces on that floor of the structure.

City Considers Smart Meters
October 18, 2018
The Richmond (Ky.) City Commission heard from ISP Group Thursday, during a special called meeting at city hall, on the prospect of installing parking meters downtown. However, the meters presented were not the antiquated versions from yesteryear that left those without quarters or dimes out of luck, but rather smart meters that allow patrons to pay via cash, card or app.

City of Brentwood Tackles Parking Shortage Problems
October 18, 2018
A transportation consultant recently made wide-ranging recommendations to Brentwood (Calif.) officials to alleviate the downtown parking shortage. Now the city council will put those suggestions in motion in hopes that the problems will soon move out of town.

Ames City Council Discusses Parking Changes In The Downtown Area
October 16, 2018
Main Street business owners brought their grievances to the Ames City Council on Tuesday night concerning parking policies they say are deterring customers.

Will Parking Meters Return To Downtown Sarasota?
October 17, 2018
Despite public outcry from merchants and residents that ultimately squashed Sarasota’s last paid parking program downtown, the City Commission once again is considering installing meters that municipal staffers claim will help local business in the city’s busy core.

City Considers Eliminating Street Parking over Safety Concerns
October 15, 2018
A Central Arkansas town is working to ban all street parking. The argument is safety versus convenience.

Parking Ratio Declines Only Modestly in Los Angeles
October 15, 2018
While there is a lot of talk about the declining need for parking in Los Angeles, parking ratios in Los Angeles have declined only slightly since 2000.

City of Charleston Unveils Parking Study Findings
October 15, 2018
Almost five months after beginning its study on parking in the city, Charleston officials will announce its findings to the public on Monday and Tuesday. The city initiated the study earlier in 2018 in an attempt to update its parking system for the first time in 20 years. It examines current and future parking trends for Charleston residents and businesses.

Downtown Board Considering Parking Fee Increases, Enforcement Until 8 P.M.
November 20, 2018
A proposal currently under consideration by the Petoskey (Mich.) Downtown Management Board would make a number of changes to the city’s downtown parking plan, including possibly extending parking enforcement times to 8 p.m.

Naples Bans Commercial Vehicles From Parking On Port Royal Streets
November 19, 2018
The Naples City Council unanimously voted Monday to prohibit commercial vehicles from parking on the streets of Port Royal. The ban will go into effect in 60 days.

Fellowship Urges City And Churches To Embrace Homeless Car Parking Program
November 19, 2018
Ashland (Ore.) Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship appeals to the city to formalize and expand their overnight car camping program for the homeless.

Holyoke (Mass.) Police Chief Suspends 'Resident Only Parking' Enforcement, Awaits City Council Action
November 15, 2018
Police Chief Manny Febo has suspended enforcement of resident-only parking restrictions for nine city neighborhoods, including Pine Street, where the signs were installed in October. The Holyoke City Council ordered the Department of Public Works to install resident-only parking signs along Pine Street, which caught residents off-guard.

Cape Elizabeth Takes Another Step Toward Parking Meters At Fort Williams
November 15, 2018
Town councilors voted unanimously Wednesday to substantially increase fees for commercial vehicles at Fort Williams Park. They also decided to seek proposals for pay-and-display parking management, enforcement, and equipment at the park.

City Moves Forward With Parking Law Amendments
November 13, 2018
The two-hour parking limit in downtown Rome (Ga.) will soon be enforced from 8 am to 8 p.m., the extension from 6 p.m. approved by city commissioners Tuesday night, but not without a heated exchange with one downtown property owner. Diane Lewis said she believes the changes to the parking management program are going to discourage business downtown.

Vigilant Solutions Teams With ParkMobile On Parking Enforcement Technology
November 13, 2018
Vigilant Solutions, a developer of license plate recognition technology, has partnered with ParkMobile, a developer of mobile parking apps, to create a technology that helps parking enforcement officers verify parking permits and pay-by-phone accounts, according to a company press release.

Despite Accessible Permits, Drivers With Disabilities Must Often Compete For A Place To Park
November 12, 2018
Many able-bodied Texans share a common struggle – where and how to park their car. But the struggle intensifies if a driver isn’t just looking for parking, but for disability parking. In Texas, designated parking spots for people with disabilities are extremely scarce – they only account for about 2 percent of all parking spaces.

Troy To Offer Unique Deal To Offenders To Curb Downtown Parking Issues
November 9, 2018
Troy (Ohio) city leaders dealing with parking and traffic issues want to try a unique one-time amnesty program for drivers who stay too long but can prove they were spending money downtown.

Village of Saugerties (N.Y.) Still Grappling With Parking Lot Problems
November 9, 2018
The Village Board will draft a parking law amendment that allows the mayor to order abandoned vehicles removed from public parking areas.

New Winter Park Tech Buckles Down On Parking Violations
November 9, 2018
Winter Park is a popular destination for Central Florida visitors, but it’s also frustrating for people who can’t find parking on the congested spaces along Park Avenue. As a result, the city began using new technology last month to help cut down on parking violators.

Marco Island Committee Suggests Leniency For Parking During Season
November 9, 2018
If you struggle to park on Marco Island (Fla.) as we enter season, a gift might come a little early. The city has established a moratorium on some parking regulations. If it passes, parking enforcement won’t be doling out parking tickets for those rules.

Curbside Crush: City Officials Are Upping Fines So Drivers Will Park Legally
November 5, 2018
For more than a decade, Ken Thorpe has been a soldier in the fight against parking tickets, which has become part of the escalating war for access to the curb. It's a conflict that has intensified in recent years as ride-hail services have clogged roads, New Yorkers have had more of their purchases delivered, and the streetscape has been remade with bicycle lanes, pedestrian malls and restrictions on parking and unloading.

Have A Parking Complaint In Toronto? It Can Now Be Reported Online
November 5, 2018
If you have a complaint about a vehicle blocking your driveway or staying in a parking spot beyond the time limit, Toronto police say you are now able to report it through its website.

Increased Enforcement Of “No Parking” Law Expected At A-State Football Games
November 3, 2018
The Jonesboro Police Department is increasing enforcement of the “No Parking” law to ensure Arkansas State University fans are safe during football games.

Seattle Woman Refuses To Take Down No-Parking Signs
November 2, 2018
Erika Nagy put up several no parking signs on the commercial building she owns. Nagy says people both who live in the neighborhood and some who are homeless are using her parking lot taking space away from her tenants. Nagy thought her signs could be a small solution, but then she says she got a letter from SDOT.

Where The Trucks Have No Home: A Brooklyn Battle For Parking Space
October 31, 2018
A drab, fifth-of-a-mile stretch of roadway is the flashpoint in a rift between the Brooklyn Terminal Market, a neighborhood stalwart, and a group of truck drivers who say they’re getting short shrift from a newly accelerated policy of ticketing and towing tractor-trailers. While the roadside is designated a no-standing zone during overnight hours, it has long been used as a de facto parking lot for big rigs. But now, at the market’s request, it’s the target of an aggressive police crackdown on illegal commercial parking.

Parking Enforcement Resumes In New Bern
October 29, 2018
The controversial parking enforcement in New Bern is resuming after a break during Hurricane Florence.

Give Them A Place To Park Or Force Them Out? City’s RV Residents Under Spotlight
October 29, 2018
Officials in San Francisco City Hall are weighing solutions to a new phase of the homeless crisis, illustrated by scruffy RVs that spread from the Mission to the Bayview — some clearly empty, others with laundry bags dangling from their door handles and children’s bicycles affixed to their roofs.

It's Snow Joke: Winter Parking Rules Start Thursday For Area Cities
October 29, 2018
'Tis (almost) the season for snow, which means it's time to refresh your memory on winter parking rules. For St. Cloud and the metro cities, winter parking regulations go into effect Nov. 1 and remain in effect until the spring.

Handicap Parking Abusers To Receive Warnings, Tickets
October 26, 2018
The Winchester (Va.) Parking Authority has decided to crack down on people who abuse handicap parking privileges. The authority voted unanimously Thursday to start enforcing city and state regulations that limit free parking in handicap spots to four hours.

Council Delays Truck Parking Ban
October 23, 2018
The wheels are turning slowly on a ban of parking commercial vehicles on residential property within the city limits of Rocky Mount. Enforcement of a new ordinance has been delayed indefinitely while the City Council tries to bring together truckers and complaining residents for a meeting.

City Of Myrtle Beach Steps Closer To Changing Private Parking
October 23, 2018
The City of Myrtle Beach is steps closer to changing the way private parking lots are run. On Tuesday, city leaders passed the first reading of an ordinance that would restrict misleading parking rate signage, towing without proper notice, and changing parking rates.

Parking Ticket Writing Stabilizes; Vehicles Getting Booted Drops By 10.5 Percent
October 22, 2018
For years, Chicago has been writing fewer and fewer parking tickets while making greater and greater use of the wheel-locking Denver boot. Now, parking ticket writing has stabilized, while booting is suddenly declining. The surprise change is contained in ward-by-ward booting and ticketing figures released to aldermen on opening day of City Council budget hearings.

Who Gets to Park in 'Green' Parking Places?
October 22, 2018
When I go into Boston I drive to one of the distant subway stations and take the train, because who wants to park in Boston? I generally go to Alewife at the end of the Red Line because it has a massive (if not well maintained) parking garage. For years there were a few parking spaces at Alewife for electric cars, complete with plugs, which seemed kind of silly because there really weren't any electric cars to use them.

San Jose: Homeless Families Get Green Light To Sleep In City Parking Lot
October 18, 2018
As housing costs skyrocket and force more people to live in their vehicles, San Jose is about to launch the first city-sponsored safe parking site where homeless families with children can park and sleep overnight.

Downtown Parking Enforcement Resumes Oct. 29
October 18, 2018
Parking enforcement in downtown New Bern will resume Monday, Oct. 29 after being suspended following Hurricane Florence. According to city officials, enforcement was temporarily halted due to the widespread damage the storm caused to area infrastructure and the impacts to city residents, families, and businesses.

Rapid City (S.D.) Parking Meter Pilot Project Extended
October 18, 2018
Rapid City’s downtown parking meter pilot project has been expanded and extended through October. The testing meters are located on the first floor of the downtown parking ramp, with pay stations for all spaces on that floor of the structure.

Beaverton Council Will Allow Regulated Overnight Car Camping In Designated Lots
October 18, 2018
Beaverton (Ore.) has cleared the way for regulated overnight car camping in designated parking lots with sanitation and trash disposal facilities.

Queens Pol: Let’s Stop ‘Incentivizing’ Unsafe Parking By Delivery Companies
October 17, 2018
Rogue delivery companies would no longer be able to avoid millions of dollars in parking tickets under a proposed City Council bill that would end a controversial program that allows the firms to get automatic reductions in fines.

DOT Commissioner Says License Plate Readers Are The Answer To Parking Placard Abuse
October 17, 2018
City Department of Transportation Commissioner said Wednesday that technology like automatic license plate readers is the answer to cracking down on the rampant abuse of parking placards in the Big Apple.

Syracuse Police To Enforce Parking Rules During SU Football Games
October 17, 2018
City police officers are tightening enforcement of parking regulations around Thornden Park after an uptick in illegal parking during Syracuse University football games, Mayor Ben Walsh’s office said Tuesday.

Petition Calls For Downtown Amherst Parking Enforcement Hours To Change
October 16, 2018
A petition with more than 1,000 signatures is now in the hands of the Select Board, requesting it change downtown parking enforcement hours to Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and keeping Sundays free.

Street Parking Crackdown Coming
October 16, 2018
Milford (Conn.) is cracking down on large trucks and trailers parked on the street overnight. The Board of Alderman has changed an ordinance that, in essence, will now prohibit the parking of all trucks with trailers, box trucks and other large trucks on city streets overnight. Already prohibited in the ordinance is the on-street parking of motor homes, boat trailers, camping trailers and the like.

Don't Overstay Welcome On Downtown Meters
October 15, 2018
Plugging that 30-minute meter with more coins to stay longer than a half-hour? Believe it or not, that’s not allowed. And now it’s more likely you’ll be caught if you do it, thanks to a technology upgrade in parking enforcement.

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Makes 'Parking Ambassador' Pitch To Bring Back Parking Enforcement
October 15, 2018
The union representing city workers pitched reversing the contracting out of parking enforcement to city council Monday, by suggesting "enhancements" to help make the downtown safer and provide tourists with tips and directions.

MLA Highlights Parking Enforcement Concerns
October 15, 2018
Newry and Armagh MLA, Justin McNulty has met with representatives of the Department of Infrastructure in Newry to discuss concerns around parking enforcement by NCL Parking Attendants.

Downtown Board Considering Parking Fee Increases, Enforcement Until 8 P.M.
November 20, 2018
A proposal currently under consideration by the Petoskey (Mich.) Downtown Management Board would make a number of changes to the city’s downtown parking plan, including possibly extending parking enforcement times to 8 p.m.

Biddeford (Maine) Business Owners, Residents Decry Plan For Paid Parking
November 19, 2018
Business owners and residents turned out in force Monday night to push back against a new downtown parking plan that requires people to pay to park in municipal lots.

Pittsburgh Offers Free Parking During Holiday Season
November 19, 2018
Pittsburgh will offer free parking at street meters and city-owned lots on Friday and Saturdays until Christmas to lure holiday shoppers to local businesses.

Portsmouth (N.H.) Closes In On Increasing Parking Rates On More Streets
November 19, 2018
The City Council voted 8-1 to pass second reading of an ordinance amendment to add eight more streets to the city’s high occupancy zone for parking meters, which would hike the cost to park there by 50 cents an hour.

Northampton (Mass.) OKs Parking Garage Rate Hike, Housing Board Additions
November 15, 2018
It will cost a tad more to park in the city’s downtown parking garage starting next year after the City Council on Thursday approved the first rate increase in nearly two decades.

Ridgewood (N.J.) Council Considers Parking Rate Hikes To Finance Garage, As Plans Get A Face-Lift
November 15, 2018
As plans for the Hudson Street parking garage received a face-lift, the village is considering additional parking rate increases in the downtown to finance its construction and operation.

City Eyes Parking Garage Rate Hike
November 14, 2018
The Northampton (Mass.) City Council is expected to vote Thursday on the first increase in the hourly rate at the E.J. Gare Parking Garage in 19 years. If approved, the garage’s parking rates will rise from 50 cents to 75 cents an hour. The first hour of parking in the garage will still be free, according to the proposal.

Parking In Downtown Ames Burden On Businesses, City Council Looks For Solutions
November 13, 2018
The City of Ames moved towards parking solutions for downtown Ames at their Tuesday meeting. The council had raised the rates of parking meters by 500 percent — from 20 cents an hour to $1 dollar an hour — for the first time in 20 years in July, but business owners at the meeting said the decision has created trouble for them and their customers.

DFW Airport Offers Prepaid $6 Parking on 'Orange Wednesday'
November 13, 2018
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is having an early Black Friday sale, dubbed Orange Wednesday, on terminal parking for one day only. On Nov. 14, travelers can book prepaid parking online for only $6 per day. The purchase must be done Wednesday and travel must be completed by Feb. 28, 2019.

Is Philly’s Parking Tax Too High? Garage Owners Blame It For Rising Cost Of Parking
November 9, 2018
Robert Zuritsky, president of Parkway Corp., said he places a large share of the blame on the taxes paid by the parking industry, including a 22.5 percent parking levy. Owners of lots and garages also pay property and use-and-occupancy taxes — both of which have increased significantly with recent reassessments.

Parking Reps Look for Input on Pricing, Permits for New Downtown Garage
November 5, 2018
With the construction of the downtown parking garage underway, the Downtown Advisory Parking Commission and representatives from Kimley-Horn Parking Consultants held a public meeting Friday to gain input on pricing and permits.

Parking Meter Rates To Increase In Manhattan Beach
November 5, 2018
Parking is about to get more expensive in Manhattan Beach (Calif.). Starting Nov. 15, the city will increase parking meter rates at on-street locations, city-owned lots and state/county-owned lots, the City of Manhattan Beach announced Monday.

City Council Votes To Raise Parking Rates, Settles On $10 Fine
November 2, 2018
A packed gallery awaited Keene (N.H.) city councilors Thursday night ahead of a potential vote on whether to raise parking fees and fines.

More Traffic, Parking Tickets In Store For Poughkeepsie Residents, Visitors In Budget Plan
November 1, 2018
Poughkeepsie hired more police and in turn expect them to generate more tickets against city residents and visitors in order to fund the new $91 million budget.

Changes to Philadelphia Regional Rail Parking: Higher Fees, 7 Free Lots to Start Charging
October 31, 2018
SEPTA could see an uptick in revenue next year when more than half a dozen Regional Rail station parking lots start requiring payment. The public transit agency told The Inquirer it will switch seven free parking lots, which total 1,500 spaces, to paid.

Aspen Allows Hybrid Vehicles To Continue To Get Break On Paid Parking
October 30, 2018
After 14 years of parking for free in the city's residential zones, drivers of hybrid vehicles will have to start paying $4 a day, Aspen City Council decided Tuesday. The decision was a compromise of sorts, since the "no charge" for hybrids was set to expire Dec. 31.

Bend Seeks To Free Up Downtown Parking By Raising Rates
October 29, 2018
A Bend (Ore.) panel is seeking to free up on-street parking downtown by raising rates for employees allowed to park in those spaces. The city's downtown parking advisory committee heard a pitch earlier this month to double monthly parking fees for on-street spaces for employees of the city and downtown businesses while reducing costs in the parking garage and off-street lots, The Bulletin reported Saturday.

Key West Raises Its Parking Rates To $4-An-Hour
October 24, 2018
Parking at meters and city lots in Key West will cost more as city leaders this month approved an across-the-board increase to $4 per hour. That’s a buck more than previously at most meters on the island, and it is going into effect as tourists pour into the city for the annual 10-day Fantasy Fest party for Halloween.

City Of Amarillo Gives Initial Green Light To Bring Paid Parking Downtown
October 23, 2018
At a rate of one dollar per hour, paid parking is expected to begin in the City of Amarillo in January. After hearing from residents, paid parking will affect a smaller zone than what was originally planned.

Universal Orlando Matches Disney's Parking Increase
October 21, 2018
The Universal Orlando Resort has raised its parking rates to match the Walt Disney World Resort. As of now, however, that's the only pricing change coming from Universal, which has yet to match Disney World's switch to date-based pricing on multi-day theme park tickets.

Get Ready to Pay More for Off-Site Parking at DFW Airport
October 18, 2018
DFW Airport says the fee hike is necessary and goes to infrastructure improvements.

Ames City Council Discusses Parking Changes In The Downtown Area
October 16, 2018
Main Street business owners brought their grievances to the Ames City Council on Tuesday night concerning parking policies they say are deterring customers.

Disney World Raises Theme-Park Parking Prices
October 16, 2018
The parking fee at Walt Disney World’s four theme parks has increased as of Tuesday. The standard charge is now $25, up from $22. It’s the second hike in parking charges at the resort this year.

SunPower to Install Solar Parking Canopy for Cabot Corp.
November 19, 2018
The integrated solar parking canopy project is expected to produce enough electricity to offset approximately 20 percent of the facility's energy needs thereby reducing Cabot's grid energy costs.

Glen Ellyn Plans To Borrow $10 Million For Parking Garage, Streetscape Projects
November 15, 2018
Glen Ellyn (Ill.) officials are preparing to borrow nearly $10 million next month to help fund construction of a parking garage behind the Civic Center along with downtown streetscape renovations and other big-ticket projects.

Ridgewood (N.J.) Council Considers Parking Rate Hikes To Finance Garage, As Plans Get A Face-Lift
November 15, 2018
As plans for the Hudson Street parking garage received a face-lift, the village is considering additional parking rate increases in the downtown to finance its construction and operation.

“Shared Parking” Plan Approved For Audubon Mini-City
November 14, 2018
The garage for the Audubon Square Project (New Haven, Conn.) rising on the old Frontier Communications surface lot will have 649 physical parking spaces. The developer is committed to providing parking for a larger number of folks, 735 or so in total, including tenants and employees of nearby Frontier Communications.

New Cameras, Lighting and Guards Credited for Crime Reduction at Minneapolis Parking Ramps
November 13, 2018
When the temperatures drop, crimes like theft and drug deals begin to rise inside parking garages, according to those in charge of operating Minneapolis' 16 ramps. But not this year. Crime inside Minneapolis parking ramps is down by 30 percent when comparing numbers from October 2017 to October 2018. "These are the lowest numbers we've seen as far as crimes go within the ramps in the last 30 years," said Parking System Manager, Tim Drew.

Barrington Wants To Buy Parking Lot Instead Of Rent It
November 13, 2018
Barrington (Ill.) village board members agree it would be better to buy a downtown public parking lot instead of continuing to rent it.

As Parking Garages Reach Max Life Expectancy in North Texas, Can We Expect More Failures?
November 13, 2018
Elevators, cars and bridges are just three things that undergo routine government inspections. But what about parking garages? In Texas, parking garages aren't required to be inspected. Their owners aren't required to tell you about any problems. That means for the hundreds, if not thousands, of garages across North Texas, their safety is a mystery.

Why Is Berkeley Building Extravagant Parking Lots When The City Is In A Housing Crisis?
November 13, 2018
Editorial: Mayor Jesse Arreguín called the parking lot ‘the greenest parking garage in California.’ This is utterly paradoxical.

50th & France Ramp Expansion Complete
November 8, 2018
The North Ramp at 50th & France (Edina, Minn.) has doubled in size. The new levels of public parking opened Oct. 23 after a construction project expanded the original structure. With the expansion complete, the North Ramp now has 546 parking stalls available to serve customers, clients and employees.

New Commercial, Office And Parking Project Planned For Downtown Fort Wayne
November 7, 2018
Downtown Fort Wayne’s skyline is poised to grow again thanks to a multimillion-dollar mixed-use and parking project proposed by the same group whose recent $20 million renovation of an adjacent building produced the city’s first million-dollar condos.

Bethlehem Council Delays Parking Fine Vote To See How Increased Income Would Pay For New Garage
November 7, 2018
A proposal to increase the fine for an expired parking meter was postponed by Bethlehem City Council at least until the city Parking Authority explains how a larger fine will help finance a new parking garage.

Tariffs Could Affect Cost of New Binghamton Parking Garage
November 6, 2018
New steel tariffs could drive up the cost of a long-awaited parking facility to be built in downtown Binghamton (N.Y.). What once was envisioned as a $20 million project with a 350-space parking garage with up to 10,000 square feet of commercial space has been scaled back.

Berkeley Celebrates Opening of 8-Story, 720-Car Parking Garage
November 5, 2018
As the Bay Area suffers from a housing crisis and rent prices continue to soar, leave it to Berkeley to laud the opening of a $38-million parking garage. But not just any parking garage—one that comes with solar paneling and rainwater-replenished gardens.

Parking Reps Look for Input on Pricing, Permits for New Downtown Garage
November 5, 2018
With the construction of the downtown parking garage underway, the Downtown Advisory Parking Commission and representatives from Kimley-Horn Parking Consultants held a public meeting Friday to gain input on pricing and permits.

Springfield Pushes Ahead With Multi-Million Dollar Parking Project
November 5, 2018
Plans to build a new, roughly $7 million downtown parking garage are moving ahead in Springfield (Ohio) and potential contractors who will build the facility could be interviewed this month, city officials said.

Once Plentiful, Parking At Wiehle-Reston Metro Garage Is Scarce
November 3, 2018
For years, commuters like Moradi, who hopped on the Silver Line at Wiehle for jobs in Tysons or the District, didn’t have to worry about parking. There always seemed to be room in the 2,300-space, seven-level garage. When it first opened, some joked that it would never fill. But no more.

WVU Medicine Announces 2 New Parking Garages and a Lot at Ruby Memorial Hospital
October 31, 2018
WVU Medicine announced plans Wednesday to build two new parking garages and a new parking lot outside of Ruby Memorial Hospital, in Morgantown.

Five-Story Parking Garage Approved At San Ysidro Border
October 30, 2018
A developer plans to build a five-story parking garage at the San Ysidro border crossing near two outlet malls and a new northbound pedestrian entry facility.

Solar Garden To Sprout Atop Downtown Minneapolis Parking Ramp
October 29, 2018
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has teamed up with a renewable energy cooperative to build a community solar garden on the top level of the Ramp A parking garage in downtown Minneapolis, the first such project to be built on MnDOT right of way.

Are Parking Lots The Answer For Increased Distributed Generation Adoption?
October 29, 2018
Parking lots are widespread, and they make ideal locations for distributed power production as an add-on to their primary function as parking lots. As developers begin to see the benefits of optimizing parking lots with distributed generation, solar carports will continue to gain traction in the commercial solar market.

The Parking Structure That Never Was
October 29, 2018
There are three parking structures on (UT Dallas) campus — Parking Structure 1, Structure 3 and Structure 4. Structure 2, scheduled for construction in 2014, would have provided the first and only covered parking for students living on campus. It was never built.

Bozeman Considers Expanding Downtown Parking Garage
October 24, 2018
Bozeman may be getting more parking in its core as the city looks into a two-story expansion for downtown’s only public parking garage. The original design of Bridger Park Garage included the potential for another 200 parking spots on top of the 435 spaces already there. On Monday, city commissioners said it was time to consider that option through a $43,000 garage expansion feasibility study.

O&S Associates Commissions World's First Parksmart Gold Certified Parking Structure
October 23, 2018
O&S Associates Inc. (O&S), an engineering and architecture firm, recently served as the commissioning agent for the Gold 1 Garage in Pittsburgh. This is the first Parksmart Gold project of its kind in the world to achieve the highest level of certification.

Parking Garage At Bozeman Airport On Schedule For May 2019
October 20, 2018
The new parking garage at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport is right on schedule to be completed by May 2019.

Pricey Parking: Warehouses For Wealthy Car Collectors Emerge As New Niche In Storage
October 20, 2018
Collectors of vintage cars face a bigger storage challenge than owners of wine and art collections. That’s why car warehouses are opening across the country with parking for 100 or more collector’s items, from classic Porsches to Plymouth Barracudas, according to wealth-management advisers and and car collectors.

Three In Four Belgians Find Parking Policies "Chaotic"
November 19, 2018
Three in four Belgians find the country’s parking policies “chaotic”, according to the findings of a survey by the Touring organization, released on Monday.

George Latimer's Deal To Sell $22 Million County Center Parking Lot Runs Into More Issues
November 19, 2018
Westchester County (N.Y.) Executive George Latimer’s plan to sell the County Center parking lot to plug a $22 million hole in his 2019 budget could provide an unexpected opportunity for the city of White Plains.

Faith Groups Could Be Taxed On Transit, Parking Benefits For Employees
November 15, 2018
Leaders of a diverse group of faiths, including the Catholic Church, and the heads of religious nonprofit organizations are urging Congress to repeal a change in the Internal Revenue Code that would tax houses of worship and other nonprofits for parking and transit benefits they provide to their employees.

Oyster Bay (N.Y.) Parking District Tax Levy To Increase, Approved Budget Shows
November 14, 2018
The cost to taxpayers for Oyster Bay’s commuter parking lots is going up next year under the 2019 budget adopted last month.

Latimer's $22 Million Deal Involves Selling Westchester County Center Parking Lot
November 14, 2018
Tax Watch columnist David McKay Wilson delves into Westchester's plan to sell a parking lot to balance its budget.

Could Midterm Election Results Spark A Renewed Infrastructure Push?
November 8, 2018
As the dust settles on Tuesday’s midterm elections, leaders on both sides of the political aisle have once again raised intentions to invest in the nation’s infrastructure.

A Policy in Limbo, Contractors Up in Arms: Delhi's Parking, Congestion Woes Continue
November 2, 2018
The civic agencies in Delhi yielding to push back from their contractors and an eight-month tussle between the Delhi government and its Lieutenant Governor (L-G) means that the capital has, for a second consecutive year, failed to solve its parking crisis and the resultant congestion.

City Staff Endorses Downtown Meters — Again
November 1, 2018
In the midst of yet another conversation about paid parking downtown, Sarasota city staff is ready to endorse significant policy changes to the City Commission. On Monday, Nov. 5, the commission is set to continue an ongoing discussion of the city’s parking strategy.

Potential Parking Garage Sale Balances Parish Budget Again
November 1, 2018
On the first day of the 2018-19 fiscal year, the Lafayette City-Parish Council and administration once again used the potential sale of the Buchanan Street parking garage and more than $200,000 in unexpected sales tax revenue to balance the parish budget.

Richmond Moves Ahead With Smart Cities, Emergency Hub Vision
November 19, 2018
Earlier this month, Richmond and other finalists met with the Smart Cities Challenge Jury for the first time to give a progress update on their project.

Dubai Taps Data-Driven Strategy To Ride Smart City Wave
November 18, 2018
Dubai's smart city vision will rely on a complex network of interconnected technologies such as Arificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things (IoT), and blockchain to tackle challenges such as sustainability, infrastructure quality, investment and funding, environmental quality, job generation and digital public services.

 

US, Southeast Asian Nations Enter Smart Cities Agreement
November 16, 2018
Vice President Mike Pence has announced a smart cities partnership between the United States and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

How Smart City Investment Can Unlock Economic Growth
November 16, 2018
ESI ThoughtLab’s benchmarking study of 136 cities also predicts that cities’ use of technologies such as blockchain, robotics and drones will skyrocket.

Connected Vehicles in Smart Cities: The Future of Transportation
November 16, 2018
The prospect of greater urban concentrations brings challenges to urban mobility. 5G networks, connected transport, and IoT bring solutions to municipalities.

San Diego Outlines Smart Sensor Installation Plans In Major IoT Push
November 14, 2018
The City of San Diego will install 4,200 sensor nodes built by CityIQ as part of a massive internet of things (IoT) project that will also include new apps to improve parking and traffic, and a lighting controls interface that could boost streetlight efficiency by 20%. The projects, which will be executed in partnership with General Electric subsidiary Current, were announced at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona.

Columbus, Ohio, Shares Its Smart City Secrets in New Playbook
November 14, 2018
The online collection of case studies, strategies and other information will provide cities with insight into how Columbus is making public transit safer and easier to use.

Foreign Cities Face GDPR Fines for Misusing EU Citizens' Data, Government Smart City Tsar Warns
November 11, 2018
Foreign “smart cities” could face GDPR fines for misusing EU citizens' data, a Government smart city tsar has warned. Dr Jacqui Taylor, strategic advisor to the UK Government on smart cities, said that public bodies and companies based abroad could face fines worth millions of pounds if they fail to follow strict rules which protect EU residents from data misuse.

'Living Lab' In Dallas Shows Smart City Efforts Can Deliver
November 8, 2018
The effort to make Dallas into a smarter city is pushing ahead – and early experiments are showing results.

Data Expert Discusses Interconnected Smart Cities And Cities Of The Future
November 7, 2018
Russell Poole, Managing Director, at global interconnection and data centre company Equinix shares his vision for cities of the future.

Smart Cities. Is It Wise To Get Smarter?
November 5, 2018
Keiron Shepherd, Senior Security Specialist at F5 Networks, discusses how the threat landscape will change as smart cities become more of a reality and the security considerations we need to make before we begin reaping the benefits of connected devices.

Driverless Cars Can Only Take You So Far. This Is How Smarter Cities Are Being Built
November 5, 2018
In the sunny climes of Tel Aviv, Israel, the Smart Mobility Summit, held from October 29 to 30, brought together city administrators from across the globe, research institutions, major car companies, and stealthy startups. They all came not just for the balmy weather but to exchange ideas and discuss new innovations. Digital Trends was there, too. Here are some of the highlights – companies, agencies, and other entities with goals of making our cities smarter, and how they plan to do it.

Making Smaller Cities Smarter
November 1, 2018
A Deloitte report, “Funding and financing smart cities,” identifies more than a dozen different sources municipalities of all sizes can use to get the needed money to start and build out smart infrastructure projects.

9 Cities Win $1M Each In Bloomberg Philanthropies' US Mayors Challenge
October 29, 2018
Nine cities won $1 million each in Bloomberg Philanthropies' US Mayors Challenge (a yearlong competition that challenged city leaders to uncover and test bold, inventive ideas to confront the toughest problems faced by cities today): Denver; Durham, NC; Fort Collins, CO; Georgetown, TX; Huntington, WV; Los Angeles; New Rochelle, NY; Philadelphia; and South Bend, IN.

Winners announced in first Smart Infrastructure Challenge
October 29, 2018
Four cross-jurisdictional teams took home the top cash prizes in the first Smart Infrastructure Challenge, hosted by smart city and technology strategy firm Venture Smarter.

Are Smart Cities Around The World Getting Smarter?
October 26, 2018
According to Trend Micro, soon, smart technologies will be universal. This is, however, just the starter in terms of the types of technologies and potentially life-changing innovations that smart cities promise. These trends are captured in a new report.

Smart Cities for Dumb Humans
October 24, 2018
An interesting thing happened recently in the ongoing saga that is Google’s attempt, through its subsidiary Sidewalk Labs, to build a private, fully surveilled micro-city inside of Toronto. The privacy expert Google had hired to assuage concerns over the dangers of a neighborhood built to collect data on its inhabitants, has stepped down.

Anatomy Of A Smart City: Four Stars On The Global Stage
October 24, 2018
It takes smart planning to build a smart city—a seamless synergy of high-tech experts, business visionaries, academics and, above all, forward-thinking civic leaders. Yet before the first sensor is locked in place or the first network switched on, the build must gravitate around the most precious resource of all. A recent study by Juniper Research and Intel puts it best: For all the dissections and analyses of what makes smart cities great, “they do not sufficiently account for the most important part of the city itself: its citizens.”

How Consumer Technology Is Driving Smart Cities
October 18, 2018
Consumer technology has advanced so rapidly that any systems lagging behind stand out glaringly. That disparity is one reason cities are under pressure to adopt smart city projects, which use sensors, connected devices, and data to improve municipal systems. So said a panel of smart city experts, on stage at the 2018 GeekWire Summit.

4 Ways Location Services Are Enabling Smart Places Of Tomorrow, Today
October 16, 2018
Bluetooth® based location solutions are a hot topic of 2018 and they are driving a number of occupant engagement applications, from smart buildings to the smart city. Bluetooth beacons and sensors are increasingly deployed in smart facilities around the world.

Verizon Smart Cities Expanding as 5G Lights Communities Up
October 16, 2018
Verizon’s ambitions to digitize and connect cities across the U.S. is increasingly being fueled by their investments in 5G, the fifth generation of wireless technology. And while consumers will most likely experience faster downloads, higher definition content streaming to their smartphones, clearer audio, and cooler connected cars, the most dramatic benefits may be those enjoyed by governments and private enterprises through smart communities, smart buildings, smart factories, smart universities – and safer living everywhere.

Gatwick Airport Signs ParkCloud Up To Capture Larger Slice Of Parking Market
November 20, 2018
European online parking reservation leader, ParkCloud, has entered into a collaboration with the UK’s second largest airport, London Gatwick (LGW). A significant addition to its UK airport portfolio, ParkCloud is pleased to announce that passengers flying from Gatwick’s North and South terminals will now be able to reserve their parking through its extensive online network across a number of the airport’s parking products.

Startup Spotlight: Austin’s FlashParking Aims To Create The Perfect Parking Experience
November 19, 2018
Austin-based FlashParking wants to make parking easier for drivers and businesses. The technology startup, co-founded by Juan Rodriguez, Dean Cleaver and Eliseo Diaz, aims to make parking a seamless experience by providing revenue control and parking access for businesses operating small valet stands to those with a massive parking garage.

The Robot That Will Save You A Parking Spot On Black Friday: MyPark App Deploys Automated Place-Holders In Malls Across The US
November 19, 2018
Days of circling the parking lot looking for a space may be a thing of the past. A new service, called MyPark, aims to make finding a spot much easier by letting users reserve it beforehand.

Connected Vehicles in Smart Cities: The Future of Transportation
November 16, 2018
The prospect of greater urban concentrations brings challenges to urban mobility. 5G networks, connected transport, and IoT bring solutions to municipalities.

Just In Time For Black Friday, Mall Of America Debuts New Parking System
November 16, 2018
Just in time for those massive crowds, the Mega Mall is introducing a new feature that will save shoppers both headaches and time. The new Park Assist system shows customers the number of open spaces in a parking ramp with digital signs on the exterior. Once a driver heads into the ramp, red and green lights above alert them to open or occupied spaces.

Vigilant Solutions Teams With ParkMobile On Parking Enforcement Technology
November 13, 2018
Vigilant Solutions, a developer of license plate recognition technology, has partnered with ParkMobile, a developer of mobile parking apps, to create a technology that helps parking enforcement officers verify parking permits and pay-by-phone accounts, according to a company press release.

ParkWhiz Gets Another $5 Million, Led By Amazon
November 13, 2018
An early player in digital parking is betting that the business could move beyond the mobile app. Its funders, including Amazon, think so, too.

TransitScreen Launches Mobile App CityMotion
November 12, 2018
TransitScreen, a Washington, DC-based software company that offers real-time displays of transportation options, announced Monday it is launching a mobile app, CityMotion. Since its launch in 2013, TransitScreen has worked to curate local, real-time mobility information into a single hub to simplify trip planning and public transit use.

OnAirParking.com Launches Cheap Airport Parking for Denver Airport
November 12, 2018
Airport parking reservation company On Air Parking has officially launched its off airport parking reservation page for Denver Airport on its new website.

City Officials Test New Parking Meters With Apps
November 9, 2018
Many of you have been complaining about parking in downtown Rochester (N.Y.) for years. City officials have a plan they say will make it easier. The city is testing new parking meters with apps. The new meters are also made to take credit cards and coins.

Tesla's Elon Musk Is Promising A Self-Parking Feature For 2019. The Only Problem? It May Be Illegal
November 9, 2018
While there is no federal standard governing the use of self-driving technology in the United States—each state makes its own regulations—advanced driverless technologies like the one Musk describes (SAE Level 3 or above) generally can't be used on public roads without a human being present to take control of the vehicle in case of an emergency.

New Winter Park Tech Buckles Down On Parking Violations
November 9, 2018
Winter Park is a popular destination for Central Florida visitors, but it’s also frustrating for people who can’t find parking on the congested spaces along Park Avenue. As a result, the city began using new technology last month to help cut down on parking violators.

ParkMobile Launches New ParkMobile 360™ Solution
November 8, 2018
ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the US, today announced the launch of ParkMobile 360, a next-generation management platform that enables clients to optimize parking inventory across multiple locations, manage rates in real-time and analyze results.

New License Plate Technology In Effect
November 6, 2018
Drivers should take extra care to pay their parking tickets on time — armed with a new plate-scanning technology, Oxford (Ohio) Police Department is on the prowl for unpaid citations.

Washington, D.C., Wins National Innovation Award by Using Conduent Transportation Technology to Improve Parking
November 5, 2018
The District Department of Transportation's ParkDC program has been named Innovative Organization of the Year by the National Parking Association for its work with Conduent Transportation, a business unit of digital interactions company Conduent Incorporated (NYSE: CNDT), to make parking in Washington, D.C., easier.

A Bumpy Start To New Parking Meter System Implementation In Princeton
November 5, 2018
Some area residents were perplexed as they searched the Apple App Store in vain Monday morning. They were looking for the new Princeton parking app on what had been billed as the first day of the new municipal meter system. But it turns out the app is currently only available for android phones. The Apple version is not available yet and it is unclear when it will become available.

Have A Parking Complaint In Toronto? It Can Now Be Reported Online
November 5, 2018
If you have a complaint about a vehicle blocking your driveway or staying in a parking spot beyond the time limit, Toronto police say you are now able to report it through its website.

Tesla Technology Used To Avoid Downtown Parking Tickets
November 1, 2018
Downtown Janesville (Wis.) business operator Shawn Kennedy shows how he can use remote technology to move his Tesla SUV to avoid the two-hour parking enforcement in Janesville.

Quest Solution Enters Airport Parking Vertical Using AI-Based Technology
November 1, 2018
Quest Solution, Inc. (OTCQB: QUES), (“Quest” or “the Company”) a provider of Supply Chain and AI-based Machine Vision solutions, announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, HTS Image Processing, Inc. (“HTS”), has been awarded a contract for the Salt Lake City International Airport to supply Machine Vision Sensors for Parking Automation as part of the airport’s $3.6 billion modernization effort.

CityLift Parking Embarks on Project to Future-Proof Parking
November 1, 2018
With a clear vision for the future of automated vehicles, parking technology company, CityLift Parking has begun developing solutions that will integrate its complete automated parking solutions with automated vehicles.

San Jose City Council Approves $6.3 Million Contract to Modernize Parking System
October 30, 2018
The San Jose City Council approved an approximately $6.3 million proposal this afternoon to overhaul the city's parking system with mobile technology, stronger payment security and a new license plate recognition system.

Algorithm Created by University of Alabama Grad Student Could Solve Parking Problems
October 29, 2018
An Indian American graduate student at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Sai Nikhil Reddy Mettupally, tackled a parking problem that costs Americans countless time and money, creating a space-detecting algorithm that won him second prize at the 2018 Science and Technology Open House competition.

City of Beverly Partners with Flowbird for New Economic Parking Plan
October 29, 2018
The City of Beverly, Massachusetts, has partnered with Flowbird Group to launch a new pay-by-plate parking system to manage and support its long-term economic vitality. Parking meters in the downtown area have been replaced with 95 Flowbird Strada kiosks, where drivers can now use a smartphone app, a debit or credit card, or coins to pay for parking.

Highland Council Accused of ‘Unlawfully’ Hoarding Personal Information Stored In Car Park Smart Meters
October 29, 2018
Highland Council has been accused of “unlawfully” hoarding personal information entered into smart meters at several of its car parks. The meters, which are in service in Inverness, Fort William and Fort Augustus and are being rolled out across the north, require users to enter their car registration number.

Faster, Safer and More Efficient: How 5G Will Change Tomorrow's Cars
October 26, 2018
The high-speed wireless technology isn't just for your phone -- it promises to change tomorrow's vehicles and roads for the better.

Pay-By-Phone Parking Expands As PPA Eyes New Parking Policies
October 25, 2018
Metered parking spots citywide can now be paid using the smart phone app MeterUP, the Philadelphia Parking Authority said Wednesday.

INRIX Announces Extension of Collaboration with BMW Group
October 24, 2018
INRIX, Inc., a provider of connected car services and mobility analytics, announced the extension of its collaboration with BMW Group to connect North American vehicles with INRIX driving services for real-time traffic, travel alerts and online routing.

SpotHero and FlashParking Launch Bluetooth Parking in Austin
October 23, 2018
SpotHero, North America’s leading parking reservation platform, and FlashParking, an innovative parking technology company, today announced a pilot program to enable drivers in Austin, TX who purchase parking with SpotHero to enter garages equipped with FlashParking’s FlashPARCS Smart Stations using the SpotHero app—a process the companies have coined “one-tap redemption.”

TIBA Unveils New, Industry-Leading Wireless Parking Solutions with Launch Partner ParkWhiz
October 23, 2018
Solving a key challenge in connected and autonomous mobility, TIBA is making it easier for drivers to park without pulling a ticket or reserving a spot in advance. TIBA will deploy its’ ParkBlue Wireless Bluetooth technology in select parking garages of some of North America’s largest property owners and parking operators, together with Parkwihiz.

All Traffic Solutions Launches ParkingCloud™ NOW, The Easiest, Most Accurate Parking Counting System Available, At The 2018 NPA Convention & Expo
October 22, 2018
All Traffic Solutions, the leader in innovative cloud-based traffic management and parking technology, announces that it has launched the ParkingCloud™ NOW cloud-based smart parking solution at the 2018 NPA Convention & Expo. This revolutionary single-level parking counting system delivers groundbreaking accuracy levels of greater than 98 percent, and its simple integration and configuration allows organizations to be up and running in hours rather than months.

City Considers Smart Meters
October 18, 2018
The Richmond (Ky.) City Commission heard from ISP Group Thursday, during a special called meeting at city hall, on the prospect of installing parking meters downtown. However, the meters presented were not the antiquated versions from yesteryear that left those without quarters or dimes out of luck, but rather smart meters that allow patrons to pay via cash, card or app.

ParkWhiz’s Arrive Network Automates Parking Payments With Wireless Technology
October 18, 2018
Solving key challenges in connected and autonomous mobility, ParkWhiz is establishing the Arrive Network to make it easier for drivers, fleets and their vehicles to park in lots and garages without pulling a ticket or reserving a spot in advance.

Ace Parking Launches Mobility Solutions Division
October 18, 2018
Ace Parking, a national parking and transportation management leader, has launched ACE Mobility Solutions – a division dedicated to providing insightful stewardship and effective mobility solutions for clients in a rapidly-evolving transportation ecosystem.

Google Maps Now Shows Electric Car Charging Stations
October 17, 2018
The Google Maps app for iOS and Android now shows the location of electric car chargers in the US, UK, Australia and New Zealand. As well as their location, the mapping app also states what type of ports are available, how powerful they are, their pricing, and includes reviews and ratings left by electric vehicle (EV) drivers.

4 Ways Location Services Are Enabling Smart Places Of Tomorrow, Today
October 16, 2018
Bluetooth® based location solutions are a hot topic of 2018 and they are driving a number of occupant engagement applications, from smart buildings to the smart city. Bluetooth beacons and sensors are increasingly deployed in smart facilities around the world.

Could Software Put an End to the Snow Day at Penn State?
October 15, 2018
Newly developed software could make snow removal on the campus cheap and efficient enough to do away with some winter-related school closures.

State College Borough Council Meeting-PSU Possible Parking Garage Route
November 20, 2018
During Monday night's State College borough council meeting, experts and homeowners clashed over what to do about traffic routes for Penn State's new west campus parking garage.

Proposed Pay-By-Phone Maps Updated As City Leaders Debate Campus-Area Parking
November 20, 2018
Parking near two of La Crosse’s college campuses was again the topic of discussion Monday during the regular Board of Public Works meeting; however, the city has not yet reached a solution to its parking woes.

Parking Lot Across From Augusta University Faces Continued Opposition
November 19, 2018
Parking is at a premium around Augusta University’s Health Sciences Campus so Michael Thurman’s idea to develop a new secure lot across R.A. Dent from it would seem to fit a need. But some Augusta Commissioners have been thwarting his efforts, insisting the neighborhood is complaining about the impact from runoff and lights at the lot.

University Of Alabama Ends Night Parking Permit Plan
November 14, 2018
The University of Alabama has suspended plans for a new evening parking permit and has tasked a group including employees and students with developing a campus parking master plan.

Is Sacramento State Crossing The Line With Parking Tickets?
November 11, 2018
Controversial parking tickets written by Sacramento State are frustrating students as costly tickets pile up for what may seem like minor infractions.

University Delays Permit Parking At Foothills Campus
November 10, 2018
Parking will remain free to students at the Colorado State University Foothills Campus—at least temporarily. In response to feedback from the Foothills Campus, CSU’s Parking and Transportation Services is delaying parking fees until July 2020. After hearing from students, faculty and staff, the University plans to extend the process of implementing a parking plan, according to an email sent to campus members.

Additional Electric Car Charging Stations Added to University of South Florida Campus
November 7, 2018
Covered equipment and “section closed for maintenance” signs may be seen around campus, such as in the Collins Boulevard Parking Facility, in preparation for the 10 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations that are being added.

Increased Enforcement Of “No Parking” Law Expected At A-State Football Games
November 2, 2018
The Jonesboro Police Department is increasing enforcement of the “No Parking” law to ensure Arkansas State University fans are safe during football games.

MSU Campus Transforming Into Advanced Mobility Ecosystem
November 1, 2018
Michigan State University is transforming its 5,200-acre campus into a live, connected ecosystem to drive mobility research and development to advance smart-vehicle technology and better understand the human element.

Got An SIU Parking Ticket? Parking Division Will Drop Citations In Exchange For Peanut Butter.'
November 1, 2018
Want a parking fine dropped? The Southern Illinois University Carbondale Department of Public Safety Parking Division is holding a one-day event on Nov. 9 to benefit the Saluki Food Pantry.

No Easy Solutions for University of Florida Parking Crunch
October 30, 2018
Over the summer, University of Florida announced the construction of Lot 14, a seven-story commuter garage that will add 1,900 spaces on the commuter lot off Gale Lemerand Drive. But in the short term, UF will lose 600 spots while the lot is being built.

The Parking Structure That Never Was
October 29, 2018
There are three parking structures on (UT Dallas) campus — Parking Structure 1, Structure 3 and Structure 4. Structure 2, scheduled for construction in 2014, would have provided the first and only covered parking for students living on campus. It was never built.

Fresno State Offers Free Electric Vehicle Charging
October 23, 2018
More and more electric vehicles are appearing on Fresno State campus. There are currently six charging stations at Fresno State. According to Derek Brantley, interim parking and transportation manager at the Fresno State Police Department, there is a demand for more charging stations on campus, a demand that has been considered in the planning of upcoming projects. The police department receives plenty of feedback from the public asking about the stations through calls or on the university president’s feedback page, he said.

Four New Temporary Lots Will Open During University of Florida Parking Garage Construction
October 23, 2018
It’ll be easier for UF graduate students and faculty to find parking spots after four temporary lots open up in December. The lots will provide 1,100 spaces to make up for the upcoming loss of the 600-spot commuter lot on Gale Lemerand Drive that will close in December for the construction of a parking garage, called Garage 14, said Craig Hill, the UF associative vice president for business affairs. The new temporary spaces include the 225-space lot made out of a repurposed tennis court near Flavet Field that opened in August

University of North Texas Adds More Warnings, A 48-Hour Grace Period For Multiple Parking Violations
October 17, 2018
A new UNT parking citation policy, which is currently in effect, gives students with three or more unpaid parking tickets a warning sticker and a 48-hour grace period to pay overdue fees before their cars are impounded.

Syracuse Police To Enforce Parking Rules During SU Football Games
October 17, 2018
City police officers are tightening enforcement of parking regulations around Thornden Park after an uptick in illegal parking during Syracuse University football games, Mayor Ben Walsh’s office said Tuesday.

ECU To Diminish Student Parking
October 15, 2018
Recent projects have now begun to take away more student-available parking spaces as East Carolina University continues to construct and renovate buildings on prime campus land. Deb Garfi, the director of ECU’s Department Parking and Transportation Services, said there are roughly 1,000 parking spaces dedicated to on-campus parking. She said hundreds of spaces will soon be lost in order to advance ECU. Parking has been seen as a huge issue on college campuses everywhere, according to Garfi, and the parking currently on ECU’s campus is slowly being transformed.

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