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Amazon, Lime Part of New Alliance to Accelerate EVs
January 23, 2020
Amazon, AT&T, Siemens and Lime are among the founding members of a new partnership seeking to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles (EVs) through strategic collaboration. The Corporate Electric Vehicle Alliance will leverage combined demand to push for production of new EV models and infrastructure, especially in the delivery and shipping sectors.

Uber Is Bringing Its Self-Driving Cars to Washington, DC
January 23, 2020
Uber’s self-driving cars will soon be jockeying for space on the streets of Washington, DC, with the ride-hailing company announcing it will begin collecting data to support the development of its fleet of autonomous vehicles. The vehicles will not be operating in autonomous mode, though. They will instead be operated by human drivers to start out, collecting mapping data and capturing driving scenarios which Uber’s engineers will then reproduce in simulation.

ParkMobile Extends Smarter Parking in Richmond Metropolitan Area & Norfolk with CityParking Inc. (Virginia)
January 23, 2020
ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the US, has partnered with CityParking Inc. in Richmond to enable residents and visitors to easily pay for parking from their mobile devices. The ParkMobile app is now available at approximately 3,000 spaces in 26 off-street lots around the city.

Greenwich (Conn.) Parking Fees to Rise to Keep up With New State Tax
January 23, 2020
Parking in Greenwich is about to cost more and the culprit is a new state tax. On Thursday morning the Board of Selectmen unanimously approved fee increases for parking meters, parking permits and parking space rentals. The meter hikes will go into effect as soon as the machines are reprogrammed; permits will go up later in the year when they are issued for town-owned spaces in 2021. A new state law that places a 6.35 percent sales tax on parking fees collected by municipalities went into effect on Jan. 1.

Phoenix Delays Airport Ride-Hailing Fee Hike as Arizona Court Weighs In
January 23, 2020
The U.S. city of Phoenix will delay a planned fee hike for pickup and dropoff ride-hailing services at its Sky Harbor International Airport over which Uber Technologies Inc had threatened to leave, saying it would await a court decision.

Panama City Beach (Fla.) City Council Approves Parking Mobile App, Rate Change
January 23, 2020
Panama City Beach City Council passed a motion to change rates for paid public parking with the introduction of a pay-by-phone app.

Fayetteville (Ark.) Downtown Parking Deck Negotiation Set
January 23, 2020
A lot of details need to be worked out before the city agrees to build a parking deck at the depot lot downtown, City Attorney Kit Williams said. Voters in April approved a $31.5 million bond issue for a cultural arts corridor downtown. Included in the bond issue is a parking deck for $10 million to replace the 290 spaces lost when the Walton Arts Center parking lot becomes a green space.

Costa Mesa (Calif.) Considers How to Improve City’s Parking and Pedestrian Landscapes
January 23, 2020
Costa Mesa is looking to improve two top quality-of-life issues for its residents: walkability and parkability. On a pair of 5-0 votes Tuesday, with members Allan Mansoor and Sandy Genis absent, the council approved funding to move ahead with crafting a pedestrian master plan and conducting a citywide parking study.

Abbot Kinney Boulevard Could Receive Parking Meters (Los Angeles, Calif.)
January 23, 2020
Local residents visiting Abbot Kinney Boulevard may soon have to fork over a few dollars to park along the famed roadway and its adjacent side streets, according to the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT). With a desire to increase parking turnover in the area and encourage more visitors to local shops, Councilmember Mike Bonin and the Abbot Kinney Merchants Association recently asked LADOT officials to review the parking policies for Abbot Kinney Boulevard, LADOT’s website states.

American Dream's Free Parking Is Coming To An End (East Rutherford, N.J.)
January 23, 2020
While there is currently no charge to park at American Dream, that is going to change, according to the mall. Visitors will eventually have to pay to park in one of the 33,000 spots at the Meadowlands mega-mall, however it's not clear when the rates will go into effect or how much it will cost.

FlashParking Welcomes Jonathan Evens as New Regional VP of Sales, Central Region
January 23, 2020
FlashParking, the leader in parking technology, today announced the hiring of industry veteran Jonathan Evens as its Regional Vice President for the Central Region. As part of Evens’ new position at FlashParking, he will build out and manage a team that serves the South and Midwest states regions.

Board of Appeals Approves Valet Parking for Hotel (Rockport, Maine)
January 23, 2020
The Zoning Board of Appeals approved a request to meet off-street parking standards for the proposed 35-room hotel in downtown Rockport with off-site spaces at the former Hoboken Gardens site.

Berkley (Mich.) Approves Vinsetta Garage Parking Plan After Years of Issues
January 23, 2020
The city of Berkley approved a plan Thursday to allow homes to be torn down to make way for Vinsetta Garage parking.

Bird Exec: The Scooter 'Is Really Just the Beginning' of Sustainable Mobility
January 23, 2020
Bird's Head of Sustainability Melinda Hanson believes 2020 could be a big year for dockless scooter companies to improve emissions-cutting efforts, while encouraging safer streets and infrastructure.

G.M.’s Cruise Unveils a Self-Driving Car. Don’t Look for It on Roads.
January 22, 2020
The futuristic Origin, which seats six passengers and lacks a steering wheel, will require intensive testing and regulatory scrutiny before it can hit the streets.

Simulation: Preparing Autonomous Vehicles For The Road
January 22, 2020
Google, Apple, Baidu and automakers globally are currently working on their versions of the autonomous vehicle. Right now, the war to be the “first” to complete a fully autonomous vehicle is at full speed. According to Rand Corp, self-driving vehicles will need to drive 11 billion miles in order to reach a human-level error rate, which would take hundreds of years in physical testing.

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport: $92m Renovation Brings About 2,000 Parking Spaces, Road Improvements
January 22, 2020
Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport is set to add nearly 2,000 new parking spaces in response to continued passenger growth at the airport. Tom Tyra, director of communications for GSP, said the airport has seen consistent double-digit increase in passenger numbers in the past five years.

Scrambling for Solutions As Airport Curbside Congestion Reaches Critical Mass
January 22, 2020
Los Angeles long has been plagued with horrible traffic congestion, and Los Angeles International Airport has not been spared. But in October, when LAX mandated pickups from ride-hailing services—transportation network companies and taxis—occur at a facility called LAX-it instead of in terminal roadways, congestion became even a bigger mess, according to Snapchat global travel manager Sean Parham, who is based in Los Angeles.

Trial Period for Parking Meters in Lot 26 (University of Arkansas)
January 22, 2020
Transit and Parking is testing some new parking meters that will accept credit cards in Lot 26. The meters still accept nickels, dimes and quarters, in addition to Mastercard, Visa and Discover cards. The old meters only accepted coins as payment.

State Releases Ambitious Electric Vehicle Charging Station Plan (N.Y.)
January 22, 2020
This week, the New York Department of Public Service released a “make ready” incentive plan for utilities to spend more than a half-billion dollars in workplace and public electric vehicle charging stations.

Lewisville (Idaho) Council Holds off on Changing Parking Ordinance
January 22, 2020
Lewisville City Council members have decided to postpone a decision about whether the city should allow commercial vehicles to park on city roads.

Nevada City (Calif.) Council to Consider Spring Street Parking Structure
January 21, 2020
During its meeting tonight the Nevada City Council will consider adopting plans for a potential five-level, 190-space parking structure to replace the 21-space lot on Spring Street behind the National Hotel.

The Philadelphia Parking Authority Has Relocated Spaces for Disabled Drivers Across the City. Here’s Why.
January 20, 2020
The Philadelphia Parking Authority is replacing parking kiosks throughout Center City, and during that process has moved accessible spaces so they are the closest to a block’s sidewalk ramps. “If you are disabled, when you get out of your vehicle, you’ll have easy access to get to that ramp, and [it’s] less likely someone’s going to block you,” said Corinne O’Connor, PPA deputy director. The PPA has also relocated disabled parking spaces on blocks where it is testing a pilot program for loading and unloading regulations.

Tesla Calls Claims of Unintended Acceleration in NHTSA Petition 'Completely False'
January 20, 2020
Tesla pushed back against claims that its electric vehicles may suddenly accelerate on their own, calling a petition filed with federal safety regulators "completely false." Tesla also questions the validity of the petition, noting that it was submitted by a Tesla short-seller. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration said it would review a defect petition that cited 127 consumer complaints of alleged unintended acceleration of Tesla electric vehicles that may have contributed to or caused 110 crashes and 52 injuries.

Stanley Robotics, Lyon Airport to Expand Robotic Parking Service (France)
January 22, 2020
Robot valet service helps regional French airport reduce carbon footprint, reduce hassle of airport parking. Following a successful one-year trial involving 500 parking spaces at the Lyon Airport, Stanley Robotics and VINCI Airports announced this week they agreed to expand the program to more than 2,000 spaces by summer 2020.

Scrambling for Solutions As Airport Curbside Congestion Reaches Critical Mass
January 22, 2020
Los Angeles long has been plagued with horrible traffic congestion, and Los Angeles International Airport has not been spared. But in October, when LAX mandated pickups from ride-hailing services—transportation network companies and taxis—occur at a facility called LAX-it instead of in terminal roadways, congestion became even a bigger mess, according to Snapchat global travel manager Sean Parham, who is based in Los Angeles.

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport: $92m Renovation Brings About 2,000 Parking Spaces, Road Improvements
January 22, 2020
Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport is set to add nearly 2,000 new parking spaces in response to continued passenger growth at the airport. Tom Tyra, director of communications for GSP, said the airport has seen consistent double-digit increase in passenger numbers in the past five years.

Bismarck (N.D.) Airport Planning for More Parking, Possible Terminal Expansion
January 20, 2020
The Bismarck Airport will be looking at some improvement projects in mind for 2020 and beyond. Topping the “to do” list: parking. The airport has set records for passemger boarding for the past 10 years.

New Airport Shuttle Bus Company Finalizing Parking Spots for O'Hare and Midway Service
January 17, 2020
Royal Excursion, the new company that plans to replace the bygone Indiana Airport Supersaver buses to O'Hare International Airport and Chicago Midway International Airport, is finalizing the logistics of the new routes to get Northwest Indiana residents to Chicago airports.

More Parking Options Now Available at Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport
January 13, 2020
Travelers now have more options for parking as the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport has now opened their new Express Shuttle Parking Lot, offering 974 more spaces on airport property. The new spaces are available for long-term parking usage, with the lot offering courtesy bumper-to-bumper shuttle service to and from the airport terminal.

Norwegian Airport Parking Garage Fire Torches Hundreds of Cars, Grounds Flights
January 8, 2020
Hundreds of cars are believed to have been destroyed after flames engulfed a Norwegian airport parking garage on Tuesday afternoon.

Midway Airport Close-In Parking Garage Project Has Been Scrapped
January 6, 2020
Chicago Department of Aviation has dropped plans to build out an addition to the close-in parking garage at Midway International Airport.

Booking Beyond the Web – ParkVia Announces 2020 Voice Booking Plans
January 6, 2020
On the back of its strongest peak period ever, Europe’s favorite airport parking retailer, ParkVia, has announced ambitious plans to evolve its successful e-commerce platform for 2020. Adopting the competitive advantage within airport parking, ParkVia has committed to employing voice booking technology for its users in 2020, enabling it to move further towards presenting the most preferable parking option, first time for each and every customer.

Renovation Project on Will Rogers World Airport Parking Garage Set to Begin
January 3, 2020
Work is scheduled to begin on a $5 million renovation project at Will Rogers World Airport. Officials say work is scheduled to begin on a $5.7 million renovation project of the elevator/ escalator lobbies in the two-story parking garage at the airport that houses hourly and premium parking on Monday, Jan. 6.

Parking Garage Improvements Resume at Raleigh-Durham International Airport
January 1, 2020
Work to improve levels two through six of Raleigh-Durham International Airport parking garage will resume in early January after pausing for the busy holiday travel season. The number of available spaces in the parking garage will be reduced by an average of 1,150 a week starting Jan. 3 through mid-May.

Free Parking Expanding to an Hour at Missoula Airport
December 31, 2019
Visitors making short stops at Missoula International Airport are in for a pleasant surprise in 2020. Starting Friday, Jan. 3, what had been 15 free minutes in the short-term parking lot will be extended to 60 minutes.

OnAirParking.com Sells Best Discounted Parking Deals in Los Angeles, Park as Low as $4.99/Day
December 30, 2019
Discounted parking deals has arrived in Los Angeles. Popular parking deals site On Air Parking has announced it is selling unbranded parking for as low as $4.99 per day.

Record Numbers Cause Overflowing Parking Lots at Manhattan (Kan.) Regional Airport
December 27, 2019
With a record number of passengers flying out of Manhattan Regional Airport, it’s no surprise their parking lots are overflowing during the holiday season. Manhattan Regional Airport officials say the congested parking lots are a common occurrence for them, this time of year.

Watch out for the ‘Christmas Airport Parking Levy’
December 25, 2019
Several UK airports are hiking up their parking prices and levying a ‘Christmas Airport Parking Levy’ that takes advantage of the Christmas 2019 travel rush.

Austin Airport Adds Tech, Spaces to Ease Parking Crunch
December 24, 2019
Holiday travelers will notice changes at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport this year, especially those parking in a newly expanded garage. ABIA rolled out new equipment last week aimed at speeding up the payment process when entering and exiting parking areas, and it also installed new overhead cameras that alert drivers to open parking spaces and can help find a car when travelers return.

Real-Time Delay and Traffic Tracker for Charlotte Douglas Airport
December 22, 2019
With one of the biggest travel seasons upon us, the headache of parking is the last thing travelers want to worry about. Charlotte Douglas Airport has set up an interactive delay and traffic system.

AirportParkingReservations.com Announces New Airport Parking Options -- Just In Time For Holiday Travel
December 19, 2019
Just in time for holiday travels, AirportParkingReservations.com has partnered with The Parking Spot to give customers even more options to save on airport parking. Starting today, customers looking to park near the airport can pre-book and pay for airport parking on AirportParkingReservations.com at The Parking Spot-operated facilities, beginning with the Denver (DEN) market and expanding quickly to all 39 locations operated nationally by The Parking Spot.

Work to Start on $25 Million Chattanooga Airport Parking Deck Early Next Year
December 17, 2019
Chattanooga (Tennessee) Metropolitan Airport officials are looking at starting work early next year on an estimated $25 million parking garage to go near the passenger terminal. Terry Hart, the airport's chief executive, said that six companies have submitted bids to construct the parking garage, which has been pegged at four levels high and offering 1,300 spaces.

McGhee Tyson Airport Adds 300 Parking Spots with New Economy Lot (Knoxville, Tenn.)
December 16, 2019
McGhee Tyson Airport officials announced a new lot parking lot opened in time for holiday travel. The new Economy Parking Lot will add more than 300 parking spaces. The lot will be the closest Economy Lot to the terminal building and is nearly a 15-minute walk to terminals. The lot will cost $10 per day to park.

Commentary: The Gift of Free Airport Parking
December 15, 2019
When I moved from the congested, unfriendly, cold-hearted big city to friendly, warm-at-heart small town Mason City on Oct. 31, 2016, one of the most valuable attractions which differentiated Mason City from other small towns was that I have access to Mason City Airport, which offers passengers free parking and regular flights to Minneapolis/St. Paul, St. Louis, and Chicago. This is not just an asset to all of us living in Cerro Gordo County and beyond but a very valuable convenience which no other big city can boast for its residents.

Airport Parking & Hotels Celebrates Successful First Year of Operations at State-Of-The-Art Car Park at London Gatwick
December 10, 2019
The award-winning Airport Parking & Hotels (APH) has celebrated the first anniversary of its new state-of-the-art car park serving London’s Gatwick Airport. Following nearly four decades at the former site in Snow Hill, APH moved its operations to the new site on Copthorne Road in November 2018, providing APH Gatwick’s customers with shorter and faster transfer times to both the North and South Terminal via shuttle buses.

Phoenix Delays Airport Ride-Hailing Fee Hike as Arizona Court Weighs In
January 23, 2020
The U.S. city of Phoenix will delay a planned fee hike for pickup and dropoff ride-hailing services at its Sky Harbor International Airport over which Uber Technologies Inc had threatened to leave, saying it would await a court decision.

Uber Is Bringing Its Self-Driving Cars to Washington, DC
January 23, 2020
Uber’s self-driving cars will soon be jockeying for space on the streets of Washington, DC, with the ride-hailing company announcing it will begin collecting data to support the development of its fleet of autonomous vehicles. The vehicles will not be operating in autonomous mode, though. They will instead be operated by human drivers to start out, collecting mapping data and capturing driving scenarios which Uber’s engineers will then reproduce in simulation.

G.M.’s Cruise Unveils a Self-Driving Car. Don’t Look for It on Roads.
January 22, 2020
The futuristic Origin, which seats six passengers and lacks a steering wheel, will require intensive testing and regulatory scrutiny before it can hit the streets.

Simulation: Preparing Autonomous Vehicles For The Road
January 22, 2020
Google, Apple, Baidu and automakers globally are currently working on their versions of the autonomous vehicle. Right now, the war to be the “first” to complete a fully autonomous vehicle is at full speed. According to Rand Corp, self-driving vehicles will need to drive 11 billion miles in order to reach a human-level error rate, which would take hundreds of years in physical testing.

Are Self-Driving Cars a Solution for Bellevue (Wash.)? an East Coast Test Shows Their Promise and Challenges
January 19, 2020
The six electric vehicles known collectively as Little Roady navigate a 5-mile loop in regular traffic and steer themselves into 10 curbside stops, giving lawyers and laborers alike a free ride. The five-passenger cars being tested here by Michigan-based MayMobility are among several autonomous vehicle (AV) experiments across the country. The lessons learned might one day be applied in Washington state.

Arizona Attorney General Calls Ride-Hailing Fee “Very Likely” Unconstitutional
January 17, 2020
A new $4 fee on Uber and Lyft rides to and from the Phoenix airport is "very likely" unconstitutional, the state attorney general said Thursday, upping the ante in the showdown that has led the ride-hailing giants to threaten to abandon the airport service.

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Rolls out New 'Self-Driving' Bus to Get Around Campus
January 14, 2020
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is getting its first self-driving bus, and some university staff got to try it out for the first time Tuesday.

U.S. Commits to Lead in Autonomous Vehicle R&D
January 13, 2020
The U.S. government is committed to fostering surface transportation innovations to ensure the United States leads the world in automated vehicle technology development and integration while prioritizing safety, security, and privacy and safeguarding the freedoms enjoyed by Americans.

Los Angeles Rethinks Taxis as Uber and Lyft Dominate the Streets
January 12, 2020
The cab business is down 75 percent in less than a decade. The plan is to make taxis a lot more like their app-hailed rivals.

Boston to Install 3 New Designated Ride-Hailing Sites in the Seaport
January 11, 2020
The goal of the zones is to improve safety while reducing traffic congestion linked to double parking by drivers as passengers search for their Uber or Lyft.

New U.S. Plan Keeps Autonomous Vehicle Standards Voluntary
January 9, 2020
The Trump administration on Wednesday unveiled its most recent round of guidelines for autonomous vehicle makers that rely on voluntary standards despite calls for specific regulations.

Ride-Hailing Users Open to Giving Up Their Car
January 9, 2020
For many consumers, ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft have made it more convenient to get around. However, new research suggests that these services could have a bigger impact on the transportation landscape. Strategy and consulting firm Accenture analyzed the ride-share market to learn what consumers think about it.

Reacting To The Proposals In The U.S. House’s Autonomous Vehicle Bill
January 7, 2020
While impeachment is dominating the headlines, Forbes reports that Congress is working on a new Autonomous Vehicle Bill behind the scenes. The bill is currently in the comment period and consists of three parts:

Collaborative Driving Not Autonomous Vehicles to Rule the Roads For Now
January 7, 2020
Forget autonomous vehicles. Veoneer, the automotive technology company, predicts most cars sold in 2030 will have collaborative driving technologies built-in. Making the case as to why collaborative driving will happen before autonomous driving, CEO Jan Carlson predicted that by the next decade 90% of vehicles will be a collaborative experience in which there is trust between the driver and the vehicle's automation.

Uber, Lyft Congestion Tax in Chicago Takes Effect
January 6, 2020
A new tax went into effect Monday morning that takes aim at congestion in Chicago. It will affect you if you rely on Uber or Lyft to get around town. A $1.25 tax will be added on to single-passenger trips into the city from the suburbs. That tax drops to $0.65 for shared-passenger trips.

Qualcomm Launches Autonomous Driving Computer, Aiming to Hit Roads by 2023
January 6, 2020
Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) on Monday announced a computing system for autonomous vehicles designed to handle everything from lane controls to full self-driving that it aims to have on the road by 2023.

Uber, Lyft and via Riders, Drivers Cope With Lightfoot’s Congestion Fee (Chicago, Ill.)
January 6, 2020
Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s first city budget included a plan to reduce congestion downtown and raise $40 million with higher ride-hailing fees. The plan, which kicked in this week, raises the total fee of solo trips in the downtown zone from 72 cents to $3.

Ride-Sharing of the Future
January 3, 2020
Auto companies, counterintuitively, are trying to get people to give up their cars — by making shared transportation more appealing with vehicles that recognize you, anticipate your needs and customize your ride. Why it matters: Ride-hailing apps are making urban congestion steadily worse. In San Francisco, people spent 62% more time sitting in traffic in 2016 than in 2010. Uber and Lyft admitted they're part of the problem.

After 2019's Reality Check, What's Ahead for Driverless Cars in 2020?
January 2, 2020
If 2018 was when the industry was shocked into sobriety, 2019 would be a year when pragmatism and the challenges of trying to develop and scale a technology got a lot more real. The upshot: the industry is in the midst of its adolescent years, where change can occur suddenly, causing confusion and awkward encounters. It’s a time when others develop far faster than their peers. And this coming year promises some of the same.

Scotland 'Open for Business' in Pioneering Driverless Vehicles
December 30, 2019
Scotland is "open for business" to develop driverless vehicles, says cabinet secretary Michael Matheson. The minister wants the country to spearhead the testing and development of self-driving technology. Transport Scotland's new "Roadmap For Scotland" sets out plans to put Scottish business at the forefront of innovation.

Judge Strikes Down NYC Limit on Ride-Hailing App Vehicles Cruising For Passengers
December 24, 2019
The de Blasio administration enacted the rule in August to reduce traffic congestion in Manhattan. It was a called a cruising cap, limiting how much time Uber, Lyft, and other ride-hailing app drivers could travel around busy parts of New York City without passengers. But less than two months before the rule was to take effect, it was struck down Monday. A state Supreme Court judge called it "arbitrary" and "capricious."

Uber Co-Founder Travis Kalanick Cuts His Last Ties With the Ride-Hailing Giant
December 24, 2019
Uber said co-founder Travis Kalanick will resign from the company’s board of directors at the end of this year, marking a final exit for the tech entrepreneur who helped launch the ride-booking start-up 10 years ago and grew it into a controversial Silicon Valley giant.

New York's Embrace of Autonomous Vehicle Industry Still at Snail's Pace
December 24, 2019
New York State had lined itself up to become a key player among states jockeying to lure automakers and high-technology companies engaged in developing and conducting real-life experiments with driverless vehicles. So went the thinking in early 2017. So far, it’s been a bust, and auto industry executives say a half-dozen or so other states have whizzed past New York to embrace what the industry calls autonomous vehicles.

Autonomous Vehicles May Stop Looking Like Cars
December 23, 2019
Autonomous vehicles without steering wheels, EV tax credit update, and lower speed limits coming soon to a city near you (probably). If you ask someone to describe a car, they will probably mention a steering wheel at some point. But the Feds may soon allow autonomous vehicles not to include what was once considered a pretty critical piece of equipment.

Tesla and Rivals like Waymo and GM Are Locked in a Battle over the Future of Self-Driving Cars
December 21, 2019
In recent years, many of the companies developing self-driving cars have backed off from the aggressive timelines they had previously set to introduce fully driverless vehicles for personal or commercial use. And they are increasingly using investments and partnerships with competitors to share the immense research-and-development costs driverless cars require, as did General Motors with its investment in Cruise Automation.

Colombia Orders Uber to Cease Ride-Hailing, Cites Competition Rules Violation
December 20, 2019
Colombia on Friday ordered Uber (UBER.N) to cease its ride-hailing operations in the Andean country, effective immediately, after a judge ruled the company violated competition rules.

Light-Duty Autonomous Vehicles Get the Green Light in California
December 18, 2019
Autonomous, light-duty trucks can now be used for commercial purposes on public roads in California. The state’s Department of Motor Vehicles announced the proposal Tuesday, which outlines a permitting process for companies wishing to test or deploy driverless trucks for commercial use.

BMW-Daimler Ride-Hailing Venture Steps up Its Challenge to Uber
December 17, 2019
FreeNow, the ride-hailing venture owned by Daimler AG and BMW AG, expects to double revenue this year and next in a fresh challenge to Uber Inc in Europe and Latin America.

British Columbia Approves First Ride-Hailing Service — and It’s Not Uber or Lyft
December 16, 2019
Those expecting provincial regulators to give the first ride-hailing licence to giants like Uber Technologies Inc. or Lyft Inc. might be in for a surprise. Instead, the Passenger Transportation Board (PTB) revealed Monday (Dec. 16) that it’s giving the nod to Green Coast Ventures Inc., a Tofino-based company operating under the name Whistle.

Smart Intersections Could Reduce Autonomous Car Congestion
December 16, 2019
In the not-so-distant future, city streets could be flooded with autonomous vehicles. Self-driving cars can move faster and travel closer together, allowing more of them to fit on the road – potentially leading to congestion and gridlock on city streets. A new study by Cornell researchers developed a first-of-its-kind model to control traffic and intersections in order to increase car capacity on urban streets, reduce congestion and minimize accidents.

Arbe Raises $32 Million to Bring Its High-Resolution Radar to Autonomous Vehicles
December 16, 2019
Tel Aviv-based startup Arbe has developed a high-resolution radar chipset that it says is a game changer for the automotive industry. Now, with a fresh injection of $32 million in capital, it’s pushing to bring it into production and into the hands of Tier 1 suppliers.

Self-Driving Cars Roll Up Slowly
December 15, 2019
I recently got a ride in an autonomous car. Very cool. I want one! Ever since October 2005, when a Stanford autonomous vehicle traversed 132 miles of desert terrain and won the $2 million Grand Challenge prize from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, dreams of self-driving cars have become feverish. Cars that drop you off at a restaurant and park themselves while you dine, restful commutes, hyperbolic Elon Musk predicting a million Tesla robo-taxis by 2020, 40,000 annual U.S. car crash fatalities dropping to almost ...

Did Uber Just Enable Discrimination by Destination?
December 11, 2019
In California, the ride-hailing company is changing a policy used as a safeguard against driver discrimination against low-income and minority riders.

A Self-Driving Freight Truck Just Drove Across the Country to Deliver Butter
December 11, 2019
Plus.ai, an artificial intelligence startup in Cupertino, California, has engineered an autonomous driving system for commercial freight trucks. This week, it made the world's first cross-country trip of its kind to deliver butter to a small town in Pennsylvania.

Abbot Kinney Boulevard Could Receive Parking Meters (Los Angeles, Calif.)
January 23, 2020
Local residents visiting Abbot Kinney Boulevard may soon have to fork over a few dollars to park along the famed roadway and its adjacent side streets, according to the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT). With a desire to increase parking turnover in the area and encourage more visitors to local shops, Councilmember Mike Bonin and the Abbot Kinney Merchants Association recently asked LADOT officials to review the parking policies for Abbot Kinney Boulevard, LADOT’s website states.

American Dream's Free Parking Is Coming To An End (East Rutherford, N.J.)
January 23, 2020
While there is currently no charge to park at American Dream, that is going to change, according to the mall. Visitors will eventually have to pay to park in one of the 33,000 spots at the Meadowlands mega-mall, however it's not clear when the rates will go into effect or how much it will cost.

Board of Appeals Approves Valet Parking for Hotel (Rockport, Maine)
January 23, 2020
The Zoning Board of Appeals approved a request to meet off-street parking standards for the proposed 35-room hotel in downtown Rockport with off-site spaces at the former Hoboken Gardens site.

Lewisville (Idaho) Council Holds off on Changing Parking Ordinance
January 22, 2020
Lewisville City Council members have decided to postpone a decision about whether the city should allow commercial vehicles to park on city roads.

Allegiant Stadium Releases Parking, Transportation Plan (Las Vegas, Nev.)
January 19, 2020
The parking situation is still being worked out at Allegiant Stadium. The Stadium has released what they call their “Parking and Transportation Plan.” About $50 million has been used to find parking solutions.

Free Downtown Parking Could Be Reduced If Special Election Measure Passes (Springfield, Mo.)
January 18, 2020
The city of Springfield could soon have more power to sell free parking lots or reduce the number of free spaces downtown, though there are no immediate plans to do so. People living within the boundaries of the Downtown Business District received ballots earlier this month asking whether the city should abolish the district, which has the authority to levy taxes and regulate parking.

This New IKEA Store Has Zero Parking Spaces
January 17, 2020
A typical Ikea store comes with a sprawling parking lot—in Burbank, California, for example, the lot has room for 1,700 cars. But as the company works to shrink its carbon footprint, including the pollution from customers driving to suburban stores, it’s also rethinking parking. A new seven-store building that will house an Ikea store in central Vienna, now under construction, will have zero parking spaces.

Safe and Secure Parking Lots Are the Need of the Hour
January 16, 2020
Safe and secure truck parking is an issue that crops up frequently within trucking discourse. The lack of good spots for truckers to rest at the end of their hours of service is not only troubling from a safety perspective but also flags long-term complications like sleep deprivation and distracted driving.

Inefficient Metered, Valet Parking Costs Metro Nashville Millions of Dollars in Lost Revenue
January 14, 2020
Metro Nashville’s Traffic and Parking Commission put parking enforcement back on the table after concerns about millions of dollars in lost revenue. From metered parking to valet parking, revenue from parking enforcement isn’t quite keeping up with Nashville’s exploding growth.

Delivery Firms Sue New York City Over Parking-Ticket Programs
January 14, 2020
An association of trucking and delivery firms is suing New York City after officials demanded payment for inaccurate parking tickets previously unenforced under a program for commercial vehicles.

New Perk for Missouri Lawmakers: Valet Parking
January 9, 2020
Nearly four years after first suggesting the idea, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has launched a valet parking service in the Capitol parking garage. As lawmakers streamed back to the capital city Wednesday for the start of the new legislative session, those with access to the basement garage were greeted by a taxpayer-paid parking attendant, who will help jockey vehicles into the limited space.

Plans for the Mill at Easton (Pa.) Development Met With Worries About Parking
January 9, 2020
Traffic and parking were the main concerns for residents of Easton’s south side at Thursday night’s community presentation on the The Mill at Easton development.

Peninsula Hotel Patrons With Zero Emissions Vehicles Can Valet for Free (Beverly Hills, Calif.)
January 9, 2020
In an effort to model behavior that prioritizes the environment, the Peninsula Beverly Hills continues to take innovative steps to inspire staff and guests to consider the health of the world. Since quietly launching a program to provide visitors who drive zero emissions electric vehicles complimentary valet parking and charging at the Peninsula to celebrate Earth Day 2018, hotel guests are increasingly taking notice of the program.

UMC Now Offering Valet Parking for Patients and Guests (Lubbock, Texas)
January 6, 2020
UMC Health System announced on Monday that valet parking will now be available at UMC in Lubbock. In a press conference Monday, UMC announced that they had partnered with Premier Parking to offer valet services for guests and patients. Cost for valet parking will be $5.00, but those with handicap parking can use valet free of charge. Valet parking services will accept cash and credit cards.

Valet Workers Take Action When Thieves Target Greektown Lot (Chicago, Ill.)
January 6, 2020
Valet parkers fought back over the weekend when thieves targeted car owners in Greektown. Their actions likely prevented the criminals from getting one woman’s car. That woman spoke Monday to CBS 2’s Steven Graves.

Valet Service Coming to New West Bend (Wis.) Health Center
January 2, 2020
Valet service will be available at the new West Bend Health Center, 1700 Paradise Drive, in 2020. “Patients and visitors will be offered complimentary, customer-friendly temporary parking options such as valet, shuttle service and drop-off options,” said Froedtert West Bend Hospital public relations manager Tim Olsen.

Zoning Board Approves Agoro’s Plan to Add Parking (Somerset, Mass.)
January 1, 2020
The Zoning Board of Appeals approved a plan that would add 25 parking spaces at the Agoro’s Pizza Bar & Grill restaurant at 2756 County St. James Hall, of Mount Hope Engineering of Swansea, represented Agoro Liakos who was proposing to increase the parking from 64 to 89 spaces located behind the restaurant strip mall that also includes a Dunkin’ Donuts and convenience store.

Rahway (N.J.) Launches New Pilot Valet Parking Program
December 31, 2019
Rahway has launched a new pilot Valet Parking Program will help downtown dining and nightlife patrons by removing the stress of having to find parking.

Holiday Wish Comes True for 17th Street Businesses as City Adjusts Parking Regulations (Bakersfield, Calif.)
December 30, 2019
Local business owner Phil Bentley knows it's necessary — even beneficial — for the city to enforce parking rules in Bakersfield's downtown business district. But it didn't bode well for his business when a customer paid $7 to have some copies made, sat down with Bentley to make some plans and later walked outside to find a $20 parking ticket on his windshield.

Kositchek's Offers to Pay for Parking in Downtown Lansing (Mich.)
December 30, 2019
A Lansing clothing shop is offering free parking to its customers after the city recently changed its parking system. Kositchek's, located in downtown Lansing says they will pay for the customer's parking when they stop in. Lansing recently switched its parking system from meters to pay stations.

Backlash Prompts Parking Change in Rehoboth (Del.)
December 27, 2019
Following an angry backlash from downtown Rehoboth business owners, the city’s parking advisory committee has recommended to commissioners changing short-term meter parking from three hours to four for the 2020 season.

Parking Revamp at Plaza in Works (North Little Rock, Ark.)
December 26, 2019
Construction of Argenta Plaza in downtown North Little Rock is nearing completion, but as one project ends another will begin as city officials look to eliminate parking spots in front of the plaza as part of a sidewalk extension.

Top 10 Stories of 2019: Paid Parking Plan Ruffles Feathers of Downtown Fayetteville (N.C.) Business Owners
December 24, 2019
When Segra Stadium opened this year, Fayetteville changed its parking rules to the dismay of some business owners and employees. For years, people have been able to park for free downtown. But the City Council this year approved a paid downtown parking plan that will go into effect in the spring of 2020.

Delano Businesses Cry Foul over Parking During Ballpark Construction (Wichita, Kan.)
December 22, 2019
Forget the debate over whether there will be enough parking spaces when the Wichita Wind Surge baseball team debuts at its new stadium this spring. Business owners in Delano are having a much more immediate problem with the stadium’s close to 300 construction workers who are taking their customers’ parking spaces now.

To Speed up Buses, SF Cut Parking on San Bruno Avenue. Welcome to the City’s Future
December 21, 2019
The San Bruno Avenue Multimodal Improvement Project will turn a scruffy neighborhood in San Francisco’s Portola district into a vision of the city’s future: wide sidewalks, short crosswalks, big “bulb-out” curbs and bus zones long enough to fit two coaches. Such street designs are proliferating throughout the city, pointing to a distinct political shift: Cars no longer reign supreme in San Francisco. Instead, the mayor and transportation agency are making swift transit and pedestrian safety the priority.

Get out of the Cold and Enjoy Downtown Duluth (Ga.) Sooner with Valet Parking
December 19, 2019
The city of Duluth is encouraging residents to come downtown by testing out a temporary valet parking system. The Duluth Downtown Development Authority is partnering with Refined Parking Solutions to provide the demonstration which will run every weekend through Jan. 4th. City officials are hoping valet parking will provide an option for Downtown guests to get to their shopping and dining destinations easier.

No Accidents but Parking a Concern Since Augusta (Maine) Downtown Traffic Went Two-Way
December 20, 2019
The conversion of downtown Water Street to two-way traffic has, in its first four months, not caused any traffic accidents but has made places to safely park and unload deliveries harder to come by, merchants and officials say.

Valet Parking at the Shopping Mall: It's Not Just for San Francisco Anymore
December 18, 2019
Why was Ricky Hernandez smiling as he finished up his Christmas shopping Tuesday afternoon at Valley Plaza Mall? The Bakersfield barber and owner of 1st Class Cuts paid a little extra to let someone do the parking for him — and he looked supremely relaxed.

Valet Parking in Downtown Pensacola? Why One Native Says the Time Is Right
December 18, 2019
A Pensacola native is hoping to bring some ease to downtown parking with a valet service on Palafox Street. Joe Donovan, who owns 30A Valet in Santa Rosa Beach, wants to bring a subsidiary company, Parking Pensacola, to the downtown Pensacola area.

Study Recommends Parking, Traffic Flow Changes in Crowded Strip District (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
December 16, 2019
The Strip District has become one of the hottest neighborhoods for real estate in the region, but the booming development has put an increased strain on infrastructure and available parking along Penn Avenue. To tackle the issue, the city hired international design firm Stantec to draft several transportation proposals for the Strip District. Those proposals were presented to business owners and residents of the neighborhood last week.

MBTA Officials Want to Use Former Quincy (Mass.) Lowe’s for Commuter Parking
December 16, 2019
MBTA officials say using the site of a former West Quincy Lowe’s for a commuter parking lot and storage facility could help accelerate projects at two nearby Red Line stations.

When in Mall Parking Lots, What Laws and Rules Apply?
December 15, 2019
Amy Bentley writes, "Renato Cervantes of San Bernardino asked if regular driving rules apply in mall parking lots. 'For example, do I have to stop at a stop sign if there's no one around in the parking lot? My wife thinks so, but I beg to differ,' he said."

Duluth (Ga.) Begins Valet Parking Test Run in Downtown Through Jan. 4
December 13, 2019
The Duluth Downtown Development Authority is partnering with Refined Parking Solutions to provide a demonstration test of valet parking in Downtown Duluth. Running through Jan. 4, including New Year’s Eve, valet parking will be an option for downtown guests.

Scrambling for Solutions As Airport Curbside Congestion Reaches Critical Mass
January 22, 2020
Los Angeles long has been plagued with horrible traffic congestion, and Los Angeles International Airport has not been spared. But in October, when LAX mandated pickups from ride-hailing services—transportation network companies and taxis—occur at a facility called LAX-it instead of in terminal roadways, congestion became even a bigger mess, according to Snapchat global travel manager Sean Parham, who is based in Los Angeles.

NYC Congestion Pricing Tolls Must Be Set in Public, Says Open Government Expert
January 17, 2020
The board that will recommend congestion pricing tolls to enter Midtown must deliberate in public and not behind closed doors, the state Committee on Open Government has ruled. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority claimed the Traffic Mobility Review Board is not covered by the Open Meetings Law, and therefore its meetings are not open to the public because it is an advisory board. But the Committee on Open Government disagreed.

City Studies Higher Fines and Fees for Parking (Austin, Texas)
January 17, 2020
Around 30 percent of Austin’s downtown traffic congestion can be attributed to drivers circling in search of a parking space. In order to solve that problem, Austin Transportation Department’s Parking Enterprise division has launched an effort to address the specific policies that are leading to worsening traffic and driving up carbon emissions in the process.

‘Last Mile’ Delivery Push Will Worsen Commutes, Hurt the Environment, World Economic Forum Says
January 14, 2020
Growth in last-mile deliveries over the next decade could contribute to slower commutes and greater carbon emissions in the world’s major cities, according to research published Friday by the World Economic Forum. Citing a projected 36% rise in the number of delivery vehicles in the top 100 cities globally by 2030, researchers estimate emissions from delivery traffic will increase by nearly a third and congestion will rise by over 21%. That congestion would translate to an additional 11 minutes of commute time for each passenger every day.

Boston to Install 3 New Designated Ride-Hailing Sites in the Seaport
January 11, 2020
The goal of the zones is to improve safety while reducing traffic congestion linked to double parking by drivers as passengers search for their Uber or Lyft.

Uber Reveals Plans for Flying Taxi to Bypass Road Traffic Congestion
January 7, 2020
Uber has unveiled plans for a flying taxi at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The ride-sharing company on Tuesday showed off a full-size mock-up of the electric plane concept vehicle created with South Korean carmaker Hyundai, as it seeks to fly above traffic rather than add to it.

Uber, Lyft Congestion Tax in Chicago Takes Effect
January 6, 2020
A new tax went into effect Monday morning that takes aim at congestion in Chicago. It will affect you if you rely on Uber or Lyft to get around town. A $1.25 tax will be added on to single-passenger trips into the city from the suburbs. That tax drops to $0.65 for shared-passenger trips.

Government at Work -- Curbing Curbside Congestion
January 6, 2020
A while ago The Wall Street Journal ran a piece on the problem of curbside congestion and efforts by cities to ameliorate the problem. The article caught my eye because curbside congestion -- lack of space for vehicles, particularly delivery and waiting ride-sharing vehicles to stop, which then translates into an epidemic of double parking -- is something that I would have thought of as merely a bad condition to endure rather than something that government might do something about.

Ride-Sharing of the Future
January 3, 2020
Auto companies, counterintuitively, are trying to get people to give up their cars — by making shared transportation more appealing with vehicles that recognize you, anticipate your needs and customize your ride. Why it matters: Ride-hailing apps are making urban congestion steadily worse. In San Francisco, people spent 62% more time sitting in traffic in 2016 than in 2010. Uber and Lyft admitted they're part of the problem.

Traffic Congestion Bill to Be Reintroduced in Next City Council Term (Philadelphia, Pa.)
December 30, 2019
Philadelphia City Council passed more than 80 bills on the final day of its term this month, but there were a few it left on the table. Among them, a bill aimed at reducing traffic congestion in Center City. Councilman Mark Squilla tried to get the legislation through in the current term, but failed. The bill would have increased penalties for parking violations such as blocking the highway or disobeying "no stopping" signs.

Judge Strikes Down NYC Limit on Ride-Hailing App Vehicles Cruising For Passengers
December 24, 2019
The de Blasio administration enacted the rule in August to reduce traffic congestion in Manhattan. It was a called a cruising cap, limiting how much time Uber, Lyft, and other ride-hailing app drivers could travel around busy parts of New York City without passengers. But less than two months before the rule was to take effect, it was struck down Monday. A state Supreme Court judge called it "arbitrary" and "capricious."

To Speed up Buses, SF Cut Parking on San Bruno Avenue. Welcome to the City’s Future
December 21, 2019
The San Bruno Avenue Multimodal Improvement Project will turn a scruffy neighborhood in San Francisco’s Portola district into a vision of the city’s future: wide sidewalks, short crosswalks, big “bulb-out” curbs and bus zones long enough to fit two coaches. Such street designs are proliferating throughout the city, pointing to a distinct political shift: Cars no longer reign supreme in San Francisco. Instead, the mayor and transportation agency are making swift transit and pedestrian safety the priority.

Denver Public Works Eliminating Some Parking for Transit-Only Lane on 17th Street
December 20, 2019
Anyone trying to drive through downtown Denver at rush hour knows how maddeningly slow that commute can be. Denver Public Works is trying to help speed up the process for those who take transit by eliminating parking on the right side of 17th Street so buses can have a dedicated lane 24/7.

Park City (Utah) Readies Drop-And-Load Zones, a Major Main Street Parking Change
December 18, 2019
City Hall this week plans to debut a series of drop-and-load zones in the Main Street core, a significant change in the parking operations that will set aside certain spots in prime locations for vehicles holding the necessary permit. The pilot program is in place for the ski season. The permits will allow holders such as taxis, shuttles and ridesharing vehicles access to the well-placed spots to drop people off and pick them up.

Smart Intersections Could Reduce Autonomous Car Congestion
December 16, 2019
In the not-so-distant future, city streets could be flooded with autonomous vehicles. Self-driving cars can move faster and travel closer together, allowing more of them to fit on the road – potentially leading to congestion and gridlock on city streets. A new study by Cornell researchers developed a first-of-its-kind model to control traffic and intersections in order to increase car capacity on urban streets, reduce congestion and minimize accidents.

Tackling Congestion: Lessons Learned from London and Stockholm
December 15, 2019
Whether it's in a board room, on a soccer field, or at the doctor's office, the conversation invariably touches on traffic. Our daily commutes have become personal battles and the details are shared like war stories. As area residents know, and as multiple reports have confirmed, congestion has gotten worse in Greater Boston. Boston's economy is booming — with nearly 100,000 new jobs created in the last year alone.

New Gridlock in America: The Fight for Curb Space
December 13, 2019
Snarled with historic traffic jams, cities across the country are targeting one battleground: the curb. They are turning to what government officials and urban planners call “curb management strategies” to fight congestion, a year-round problem that peaks during the holiday shopping season. Fleets of delivery trucks join growing ride-hailing and food-delivery services in the fight for lanes and curb space.

Amazon, Lime Part of New Alliance to Accelerate EVs
January 23, 2020
Amazon, AT&T, Siemens and Lime are among the founding members of a new partnership seeking to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles (EVs) through strategic collaboration. The Corporate Electric Vehicle Alliance will leverage combined demand to push for production of new EV models and infrastructure, especially in the delivery and shipping sectors.

State Releases Ambitious Electric Vehicle Charging Station Plan (N.Y.)
January 22, 2020
This week, the New York Department of Public Service released a “make ready” incentive plan for utilities to spend more than a half-billion dollars in workplace and public electric vehicle charging stations.

Tesla Calls Claims of Unintended Acceleration in NHTSA Petition 'Completely False'
January 20, 2020
Tesla pushed back against claims that its electric vehicles may suddenly accelerate on their own, calling a petition filed with federal safety regulators "completely false." Tesla also questions the validity of the petition, noting that it was submitted by a Tesla short-seller. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration said it would review a defect petition that cited 127 consumer complaints of alleged unintended acceleration of Tesla electric vehicles that may have contributed to or caused 110 crashes and 52 injuries.

Efforts Speed up to Accommodate Electric Cars on Berks, Pa. Roads
January 20, 2020
In anticipation of an influx of electric vehicles, Pennsylvania transportation planners initiated a project to install charging stations on the interstate highways to connect to a national network of alternative fuel corridors.

Brazil’s EV Infrastructure Growing on Public, Private Support
January 20, 2020
To support the evolution to hybrid and electric vehicles (EV) in Brazil, both the public and private sectors are carrying out several recharging infrastructure projects in 2020 which will change the face of the market.

No Charge: More Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Coming to a (N.H.) Highway Near You
January 18, 2020
The state of New Hampshire plans to install electric-vehicle “fast” charging stations along six major highway corridors. And it won’t cost taxpayers a dime. The state will fund the project with $4.6 million from Volkswagen settlement money, paid out to states by the automaker after it was caught cheating on federal emissions tests with its diesel vehicles.

The Next China Trade Battle Could Be Over Electric Cars
January 17, 2020
Hundreds of Chinese companies are chasing a piece of the battery-powered-car market, backed by generous government support.

Pinellas County, Duke Energy Open 8 Vehicle Charging Stations (Florida)
January 14, 2020
Pinellas County has teamed with Duke Energy Florida to open eight electric vehicle, or EV, charging stations across the county. All but one is available to the public at no charge for electricity. The program is part of part of Duke’s Park and Plug EV charging station pilot in which the utility is providing more than 530 stations throughout Florida.

Cedar Park (Texas) to Charge $2 per Hour at New Electric Car Charging Stations
January 9, 2020
Electric car drivers in Cedar Park will soon have three places to recharge their batteries, for a fee. Cedar Park City Council on Jan. 9 approved an ordinance to allow the city to charge parking fees at electric car charging stations—which should fast-track the installation of three such stations within the city, according to officials.

New Us Building Codes Will Make Every Home Ready for Electric Cars
January 9, 2020
In January, the International Code Council (ICC) approved changes to building standards that preview a world in which every home has at least one electric car. The building standards organization, which sets voluntary guidelines for new homes, voted to approve a new provision that, functionally, will make all new homes built in the US “EV-ready.”

Deloitte: Consumer Interest in EVs Rising, but Cost Still a Barrier
January 7, 2020
Consumer demand for electric and hybrid vehicles is up, with 41% of U.S. drivers saying they would consider an alternative to a gas-powered car for their next vehicle, according to Deloitte's annual Global Automotive Consumer Survey. That's an increase from 29% among U.S. drivers the previous year.

Tesla Software Detects Handicap Parking Spot After Full Self-Driving Update
January 3, 2020
The holiday season may be over, but Tesla's Full Self-Driving preview is turning out to be a gift that keeps on giving. With its latest 2019.40.50.7 update, Tesla's electric vehicles equipped with Hardware 3 are starting to recognize and render a number of new road markings. Among these are the all-important parking slots for the disabled.

10 Electric Vehicles to Watch
January 1, 2020
Sales doubled in 2019, but the industry’s tipping point — severing ties to the gas pump — still lies ahead. These cars will help make that happen.

2019 in Review: Electric Transportation Momentum in the South
December 31, 2019
The South is the birthplace of NASCAR. The region’s affinity for fast, innovative, high performing automobiles is legendary. So, it should come as no surprise that the electric vehicle (EV) market is taking off here in our region. In 2018, Southern states represented nine of the nation’s top twenty fastest growing EV markets, measured by year-over-year EV sales.

States Charge More for Electric Cars as New Laws Take Effect
December 30, 2019
The new year will bring new charges for some owners of electric vehicles, as an increasing number of states seek to plug in to fresh revenue sources to offset forgone gas taxes. In Hawaii, the charge will be $50. In Kansas, $100. In Alabama and Ohio, $200.

Indy (Ind.) Electric Car-Sharing Service Pulls the Plug
December 30, 2019
An electric car-sharing service that debuted in Indianapolis in 2015 is pulling the plug on its network of rechargable cars after residents failed to embrace the vehicles. Blue Indy will end its collaboration with the city of Indianapolis on May 21, saying in a statement that the car-sharing service would end "because we did not reach the level of activity required to be economically viable.”

Tesla Drivers Stuck Waiting 4 Hrs+ at Central Coast Charging Stations During Holiday Travel (Calif.)
December 27, 2019
The holiday traffic jam has been especially bad for electric car drivers. People were lining up at charging stations across the Central and South coast since Thursday, waiting hours to plug in their vehicles.

Youngstown, Ohio, Hopes to Plug Into Electric Car Manufacturing
December 26, 2019
The day Youngstown's steel mills began shuttering 40 years ago still remains fresh in the minds of many of those who live in the blue-collar corner of Ohio. Community leaders don't want the recent closing of General Motors' massive Lordstown assembly plant to leave that same lingering gloom. The region is embarking on an ambitious plan to become a research and production hub for electric vehicles and carve out a new economy for itself by mixing its industrial past with emerging technology.

Volkswagen’s Friendly-Looking Robot Would Autonomously Charge Electric Cars
December 26, 2019
Volkswagen has created an autonomous charging station on wheels that could make electric car-only parking spots a thing of the past. Deploying smiling, friendly-looking robots in parking structures promises to turn every spot into a charging point.

Per-Minute Electric Car Billing to be Banned in California
December 26, 2019
After years of complaints of electric car charging stations billing by the minute and running up costs, California’s Office of Administrative Law (OAL) has announced that new rules prohibiting the practice will commence on January 1st.

Number of Electric Charging Stations in ND to Grow Thanks to Volkswagen Dollars
December 26, 2019
North Dakota has about 25 public charging stations for electric vehicles, while Minnesota has about 352, according to statistics available on the Department of Energy's website. Charging station numbers are expected to jump in both states over the next two years thanks to dollars provided by car maker Volkswagen, which paid the states millions for cheating on admissions standards related to diesel vehicles Volkswagen sold in the states.

Competing Electric Car Charging Standards Can Be Easily Fixed
December 19, 2019
In every industry that requires connection or interoperation, there are standards battles, so of course electric car charging has one. In the USA, there are two main connectors for slower Level 2 charging (Tesla and J1772) and three connectors for fast Level 3 charging (The same Tesla, Japanese CHAdeMo and an expansion of J1772 called CCS from non-Japanese automakers.) The reasons for all these connectors involve a complex history which I will outline below, but first I want to write about how we can get to what all drivers, and most charging station operators want, which is for every car to be able to charge everywhere.

Tesla, GM Could Score Big as Lobbyists Push Federal EV Tax Credit Extension
December 16, 2019
Tesla and General Motors are inching closer to the finish line with regards to a top priority its lobbyists have undertaken. We could see Congress pass an extension of the federal electric vehicle tax credit program before the end of the year.

How to Find a Compatible Electric Car Charging Station Using Google Maps
December 16, 2019
Electric cars might be the way of the future, but the variations in charging plugs across different brands and models make finding a compatible electric vehicle (EV) charging station a lot more difficult than simply pulling up to a gas station. Thankfully, Google Maps on Android now has an “Electric vehicle settings” menu that will make finding EV charging ports that work with your car less of a headache.

Forget Electric Cars — E-Bikes Will Be the Top Selling EV in the Next Decade
December 16, 2019
The next decade is going to be defined by a revolution of battery-powered transportation, and the vehicle that will lead the charge won’t be the Tesla Model 3 or even the wildly polarizing Cybertruck. And it definitely won’t be an electric scooter. It will be an electric bike.

PIH Health in Whittier (Calif.) to Charge for Parking
January 19, 2020
Beginning sometime this year, when is not clear, it’s going to get more expensive to visit PIH Health in Whittier — unless you’re walking. The nonprofit hospital, which opened in Whittier 61 years ago, is going to charge $6 a day to park, Brent Melton, vice president of support services for PIH Health, said in an emailed statement.

UMC Now Offering Valet Parking for Patients and Guests (Lubbock, Texas)
January 6, 2020
UMC Health System announced on Monday that valet parking will now be available at UMC in Lubbock. In a press conference Monday, UMC announced that they had partnered with Premier Parking to offer valet services for guests and patients. Cost for valet parking will be $5.00, but those with handicap parking can use valet free of charge. Valet parking services will accept cash and credit cards.

The Next Big Project at St. Elizabeths East? Parking. (Washington, D.C.)
December 27, 2019
The next big development on the St. Elizabeths East campus will ease the way for all the projects to follow. It’s a $21 million parking garage. The D.C. Department of General Services is seeking contractors to build the 800-space garage, to include roughly 120 electric vehicle charging stations that will be brought online over time as demand increases, on Parcel 6 of the District-owned campus, at the corner of Cypress Street and a temporary extension of 13th Street SE. Bids are due by Jan. 10.

Hospital Parking to Be Free for 'Those in Greatest Need' (England)
December 26, 2019
Hospitals will be required from April to provide free car parking for disabled blue badge holders, parents of sick children staying overnight and staff working night shifts in England under plans promised in the Tory manifesto.

Valet Service Coming to New West Bend (Wis.) Health Center
December 20, 2019
Valet service will be available at the new West Bend Health Center, 1700 Paradise Drive, in 2020. “Patients and visitors will be offered complimentary, customer-friendly temporary parking options such as valet, shuttle service and drop-off options,” said Froedtert West Bend Hospital public relations manager Tim Olsen.

Will Five Years Work for the Kmart Parking Plan? (Rochester, Minn.)
December 16, 2019
Doris Amundson said cutting a proposed Kmart park-and-ride lease in half isn’t enough. “I’m opposed to the entire lot from a neighborhood perspective,” said the woman who’s lived in the Slatterly Park Neighborhood for 51 years. However, reducing the proposed 10-year agreement to five years could be a problem for Mayo Clinic, which is hoping to use the majority of up to 1,237 parking spaces for its Saint Marys Hospital employees.

Despite Community Opposition, Nyack (N.Y.) School Board Approves Leasing Ball Field to Hospital
December 11, 2019
Facing a packed room of residents demanding to keep their neighborhood ball field, the Nyack Board of Education voted 5-1 Tuesday night to lease the Midland Avenue children's play area to Montefiore Nyack Hospital for a temporary 100-spot parking lot.

University of New Mexico Reveals Plans for New Hospital Tower, Parking Garage
December 10, 2019
Heavy construction is being planned for UNM’s Health Sciences campus, as the university is now planning on building a new hospital tower to relieve its crowded corridors. The University of New Mexico is now in the design phase of building a multi-story hospital tower along Lomas Boulevard near Yale, along with a massive new parking garage for the hospital.

Stanley Robotics, Lyon Airport to Expand Robotic Parking Service (France)
January 22, 2020
Robot valet service helps regional French airport reduce carbon footprint, reduce hassle of airport parking. Following a successful one-year trial involving 500 parking spaces at the Lyon Airport, Stanley Robotics and VINCI Airports announced this week they agreed to expand the program to more than 2,000 spaces by summer 2020.

Brazil’s EV Infrastructure Growing on Public, Private Support
January 20, 2020
To support the evolution to hybrid and electric vehicles (EV) in Brazil, both the public and private sectors are carrying out several recharging infrastructure projects in 2020 which will change the face of the market.

Caroline Mulroney Says Government Is Committed to Free Parking Amid Metrolinx’s Plan to Boost Paid Spots (Canada)
January 14, 2020
Amid Metrolinx plans for a massive shift to paid parking at its commuter rail lots, Ontario Transportation Minister Caroline Mulroney said her government is committed to maintaining free places for riders to park. Ms. Mulroney suggested Tuesday she is open to replacing some unpaid parking with paid spots, but did not answer directly when asked if free parking should remain the majority.

New High-Tech Parking Cameras Are Cracking Down on Illegally-Parked Motorists in Auckland (New Zealand)
January 14, 2020
Camera cars are being rolled out by Auckland Transport, which have new licence plate recognition cameras fitted to parking inspectors' vehicles. They'll initially be used in residents' parking zones, and will automatically scan a number plate to determine whether the vehicle belongs to a resident with a permit or voucher.

Norwegian Airport Parking Garage Fire Torches Hundreds of Cars, Grounds Flights
January 8, 2020
Hundreds of cars are believed to have been destroyed after flames engulfed a Norwegian airport parking garage on Tuesday afternoon.

Families Sleep in Cars, Unable to Fork out for Hospital Parking (Australia)
January 8, 2020
Patients and their families say concessions on hospital car parking fees are not doing enough to ease the financial burden of the sick and their loved ones. Justine Christerson, who helps rural families who need to travel to Brisbane for medical reasons, said she knows of people who sleep in their cars to secure cheaper street parking close to hospitals.

Scotland 'Open for Business' in Pioneering Driverless Vehicles
December 30, 2019
Scotland is "open for business" to develop driverless vehicles, says cabinet secretary Michael Matheson. The minister wants the country to spearhead the testing and development of self-driving technology. Transport Scotland's new "Roadmap For Scotland" sets out plans to put Scottish business at the forefront of innovation.

Delhi (India): EDMC Plans Parking Lots for 1,100 Vehicles to Decongest Busy Markets
December 29, 2019
East Delhi Municipal Corporation is planning to create parking spaces for over 1,100 vehicles by March 2021, a move that would bring relief to motorists in a city where finding regulated parking space is a daily struggle.

Hospital Parking to Be Free for 'Those in Greatest Need' (England)
December 26, 2019
Hospitals will be required from April to provide free car parking for disabled blue badge holders, parents of sick children staying overnight and staff working night shifts in England under plans promised in the Tory manifesto.

Watch out for the ‘Christmas Airport Parking Levy’
December 25, 2019
Several UK airports are hiking up their parking prices and levying a ‘Christmas Airport Parking Levy’ that takes advantage of the Christmas 2019 travel rush.

Colombia Orders Uber to Cease Ride-Hailing, Cites Competition Rules Violation
December 20, 2019
Colombia on Friday ordered Uber (UBER.N) to cease its ride-hailing operations in the Andean country, effective immediately, after a judge ruled the company violated competition rules.

BMW-Daimler Ride-Hailing Venture Steps up Its Challenge to Uber
December 17, 2019
FreeNow, the ride-hailing venture owned by Daimler AG and BMW AG, expects to double revenue this year and next in a fresh challenge to Uber Inc in Europe and Latin America.

British Columbia Approves First Ride-Hailing Service — and It’s Not Uber or Lyft
December 16, 2019
Those expecting provincial regulators to give the first ride-hailing licence to giants like Uber Technologies Inc. or Lyft Inc. might be in for a surprise. Instead, the Passenger Transportation Board (PTB) revealed Monday (Dec. 16) that it’s giving the nod to Green Coast Ventures Inc., a Tofino-based company operating under the name Whistle.

Airport Parking & Hotels Celebrates Successful First Year of Operations at State-Of-The-Art Car Park at London Gatwick
December 10, 2019
The award-winning Airport Parking & Hotels (APH) has celebrated the first anniversary of its new state-of-the-art car park serving London’s Gatwick Airport. Following nearly four decades at the former site in Snow Hill, APH moved its operations to the new site on Copthorne Road in November 2018, providing APH Gatwick’s customers with shorter and faster transfer times to both the North and South Terminal via shuttle buses.

New Parking Policy Creates Chaotic Situation at Patna Airport (India)
December 10, 2019
It was utter chaos at Jayaprakash Narayan International Airport premises here on Tuesday as outsourced staff failed to guide vehicles entering and exiting the premises on the first day of the implementation of new parking policy.

FlashParking Welcomes Jonathan Evens as New Regional VP of Sales, Central Region
January 23, 2020
FlashParking, the leader in parking technology, today announced the hiring of industry veteran Jonathan Evens as its Regional Vice President for the Central Region. As part of Evens’ new position at FlashParking, he will build out and manage a team that serves the South and Midwest states regions.

FlashParking Raises $60M From L Catterton
January 15, 2020
Austin-based startup FlashParking has raised $60 million from L Catterton’s Growth Fund, the company announced. FlashParking sells its parking technology to parking garage owners or managers across the U.S. With the new funding, it plans to grow in its current markets and expand into others. The company, which was founded in 2011, has raised less than $5 million in funding to date.

Fangdd Expands into Parking Space Transaction Services
December 31, 2019
Fangdd Network Group Ltd. (DUO) (“FangDD” or the “Company”), a leading property technology company in China, today announced that it has expanded its business to include parking space sales on its platform. The Company has entered into agreements with Shenzhen Jinyiyun Supply Chain Technology Co., Ltd. (“Shenzhen Jinyiyun”) and relevant real estate agents on its platforms, pursuant to which the Company leverages the real estate agents on its platform to provide parking space transaction services for Shenzhen Jinyiyun.

UM Parking/Transportation Director Leaving for LSU Position
November 21, 2019
For more than five years, Mike Harris has been telling people on the University of Mississippi campus where to go – and how to get there. However, as of Jan. 3, 2020, UM’s Parking and Transportation director will be directing LSU students around their Baton Rouge campus.

Verra Mobility Partners with Arrive to Improve the Parking and Tolling Experience via App for Drivers
November 20, 2019
Verra Mobility, a global leader in smart transportation, today announced a partnership with Arrive, the leading parking service provider across the United States and Canada. The new relationship will deliver a user-friendly and more comprehensive mobility solution that conveniently combines tolling and parking into a single intelligent platform for drivers.

Abbot Kinney Boulevard Could Receive Parking Meters (Los Angeles, Calif.)
January 23, 2020
Local residents visiting Abbot Kinney Boulevard may soon have to fork over a few dollars to park along the famed roadway and its adjacent side streets, according to the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT). With a desire to increase parking turnover in the area and encourage more visitors to local shops, Councilmember Mike Bonin and the Abbot Kinney Merchants Association recently asked LADOT officials to review the parking policies for Abbot Kinney Boulevard, LADOT’s website states.

City of Eau Claire (Wis.) Explores Underground Parking Downtown
January 20, 2020
Monday night, the Eau Claire Plan Commission will discuss a proposal to provide $3 million to help revamp the Block 7 area. The plan calls for amending the tax increment financing (TIF) District 8. The city is interested in adding underground parking in the area. In a filing to the plan commission, the city said its desire to create a denser urban development makes the underground parking plan necessary.

Downtown Noblesville (Ind.) Parking Pilot Kicks Off
January 20, 2020
Noblesville drivers will Tuesday see updates from the city’s parking ordinance in action. The changes include expanded hours of enforcement, location of free and time-restricted spaces and new short-duration spots.

Steamboat Springs City Council Finalizes 2020 Goals
January 19, 2020
Steamboat Springs City Council finalized their five priority goals for the 2020 adopted budget during their Tuesday, Jan. 14 meeting. They worked to identify and narrow down their legislative priorities during their December retreat. The first goal deals with transportation and mobility and covers things like improving safety and infrastructure for bicycles and pedestrians and bringing the Bustang to Steamboat. The inter-regional express bus service may expand into the Yampa Valley by January 2021.

City to Host Forums Concerning Potential Parking Changes (Harrisonburg, Va.)
January 19, 2020
Harrisonburg City will hold two forums Wednesday at City Hall’s Council Chambers to present potential parking changes for the downtown area. According to a news release, the forums will focus on gaining recommendations from the public about resolving parking issues downtown.

The Next Big Plan for Downtown Spokane (Wash.) Will Take Aim at Parking Lots, Street Design and Maybe Even Homelessness
January 9, 2020
The last time the city of Spokane updated its master plan for downtown was back in 2008 — 12 years and two mayors ago. It was before the Kendall Yards development, before the Convention Center expansion, the University District Gateway Bridge, the Davenport Grand Hotel or the Riverfront Park rehab.

What's Next for Parking Garage Plans in Downtown Glen Ellyn (Ill.)
December 31, 2019
Glen Ellyn trustees will start the new year considering plans to make the downtown Civic Center more of a municipal campus with a new parking garage, gathering spaces and a pedestrian walkway to Main Street.

Westerville (Ohio) City Leaders Focusing on Travel Routes, Parking in 2020
December 30, 2019
For the coming year, Westerville is focusing on expansion and advancing transportation projects. City Manager David Collinsworth said Westerville is working on two transportation-related projects, a micro-transportation project with the Central Ohio Transit Authority and the test of a parking app that would allow residents to find better parking in Uptown.

Newark (Del.) Leases Haines Street Lots, Will Add 75 City-Managed Parking Spaces to Downtown
December 27, 2019
The city of Newark has entered into a temporary lease for a new municipal parking lot, bringing much-needed parking to downtown at a time when Main Street is affected by construction. The initiative will add approximately 75 spaces in the heart of downtown to the city’s parking inventory and is intended to signal to residents and visitors that Main Street remains open for business.

City of Newburgh (N.Y.) Revamping Parking-Meter System
December 24, 2019
An overhaul of Newburgh’s antiquated paid-parking system could provide some much-needed financial relief for the distressed city. Over the course of several years, unpaid parking tickets in the City of Newburgh have amounted to about $3 million, said Newburgh City Manager Joe Donat. But Newburgh doesn’t plan to swallow the loss.

New Back-In Parking at South Bend (Ind.) Howard Park Not Quite as Smooth as the Ice
December 21, 2019
Since reopening just three weeks ago, the new improved ice skating rink at Howard Park has seen more than 11,000 skaters — more than it saw the entire 2015 skating season, which was the last full season it was open before closing for renovations, said Aaron Perri, executive director of Venue Parks & Arts. But it’s a fairly safe bet quite a few of those eager visitors have been confused by the new parking along St. Louis Boulevard. It’s called back-in angle parking. And it’s new to South Bend.

No Accidents but Parking a Concern Since Augusta (Maine) Downtown Traffic Went Two-Way
December 20, 2019
The conversion of downtown Water Street to two-way traffic has, in its first four months, not caused any traffic accidents but has made places to safely park and unload deliveries harder to come by, merchants and officials say.

North Scituate (Mass.) Parking Lot to Have a Two-Hour Limit
December 18, 2019
The town parking lot in North Scituate, next to the playground, will have a two-hour parking limit beginning after the first of the year. At its Dec. 3 meeting, the Scituate Board of Selectmen approved the proposed restriction brought forward by Brad Washburn, director of planning and development. As part of a provision in the 2002 mitigation agreement between the town and the MBTA following the construction of the Greenbush MBTA line, the MBTA set a parking rate for the municipal parking lot which the town would charge and enforce.

Overnight Parking 101 (Lansing, Mich.)
December 18, 2019
The Lansing City Council voted Monday to beef up a city parking ordinance that bans parking from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. The Council approved amendments 7-1, with Fourth Ward Councilman Brian Jackson opposed. He argued that the fee is too high for newly created overnight parking permits.

City Proposes Parking Permit Restrictions near Transit Stations (Somerville, Mass.)
December 18, 2019
The City of Somerville Traffic Commission approved a proposal to restrict the issuance of parking permits to future residents of new development located within walking distance to a rapid transit station of the MBTA’s Red, Orange, or Green Line services at its latest meeting on Thursday, December 12.

Companies Renting Bikes, E-Bikes Can Lease City Parking Space (Honolulu, Hawaii)
December 11, 2019
Mayor Kirk Caldwell on Tuesday signed a bill that allows the leasing of city parking stalls as docking stations to companies that rent bicycles and — possibly in the future — other types of “shared micromobility” vehicles.

City Officials Announce Opening of New RV Safe Parking Site (San Francisco, Calif.)
December 11, 2019
A few lucky RV and car dwellers will get a safe place to park with the opening Wednesday of The City’s first Vehicle Triage Center near the Balboa Park BART station.

Carolina Beach (N.C.) Could Be Getting Rid of Permanent, Private Parking Lots
December 10, 2019
Carolina Beach, along with its neighbor to the north Wrightsville Beach, make a significant amount of money from visitors paying for parking. There’s so much money generated by parking, in fact, that the state legislature actually created a law specifically for the municipalities in New Hanover County allowing them to use funds from parking for whatever the town wants.

Bangor (Maine) Wrote More Parking Tickets in 1st Year of Automated Enforcement
January 20, 2020
Bangor saw a 40 percent uptick in the number of parking tickets issued in the first year after it adopted a more advanced system for enforcing traffic violations around downtown. But city officials say that the goal of the new system, which uses a vehicle mounted with cameras to snap photos of license plates and issue parking tickets, was not to bring in more revenue. Rather, they hope that it will eventually drive down the number of parking tickets the city issues by encouraging more people who live or work downtown to use off-street parking spots rather than leaving their cars in timed spaces along the street.

Inefficient Metered, Valet Parking Costs Metro Nashville Millions of Dollars in Lost Revenue
January 14, 2020
Metro Nashville’s Traffic and Parking Commission put parking enforcement back on the table after concerns about millions of dollars in lost revenue. From metered parking to valet parking, revenue from parking enforcement isn’t quite keeping up with Nashville’s exploding growth.

Delivery Firms Sue New York City Over Parking-Ticket Programs
January 14, 2020
An association of trucking and delivery firms is suing New York City after officials demanded payment for inaccurate parking tickets previously unenforced under a program for commercial vehicles.

Parking Enforcement More Time-Consuming for Midland (Mich.)
January 9, 2020
Since tire chalking was ruled unconstitutional last year, the City of Midland has had to revert to a more time-consuming method of parking enforcement downtown.

Aspen (Colo.) Monitored-Parking Zones Grow While Enforcement-Team Size Remains Same
January 6, 2020
The creation last month of a 24-hour parking limit along Lone Pine Road in Aspen capped a year of expanded monitored parking zones for the city of Aspen. The north Aspen street that runs along the Hunter Creek housing complex was one of the last places people storing vehicles, trailers and boats could get away with doing so for free. After experimenting with a 72-hour parking limit, the maximum was reduced again, to 24 hours, on Dec. 24.

Portland (Maine) Tows 101 Cars During New Year's Eve Parking Ban
January 1, 2020
City workers and police towed 101 vehicles from Portland streets during a parking ban New Year's Eve, officials said. There was a citywide ban from 10 p.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday, but cars were not towed from the downtown district until 2 a.m.

County to Crack Down on Roadside Parking (Des Moines County, Iowa)
December 31, 2019
Des Moines County soon may begin cracking down on illegal parking within the county’s right of way. County Engineer Brian Carter said he is concerned with the number of vehicles parked in the county right of way.

Parking Fines Too Low in Winston-Salem (N.C.)? City Mulls Changes.
December 30, 2019
Winston-Salem City Council members may be looking at an increase in fines for illegal parking on city sidewalks, as the city looks also at parking problems in general. The City Council’s public safety committee talked about parking problems recently, and received a report showing that parking fines tend to be lower here than elsewhere in the state.

Carlisle (Pa.) to Enforce Parking Meters Starting Jan. 2
December 30, 2019
Carlisle Borough will start enforcement at all parking meters, including the new short-term smart meters, on Jan. 2. Parking meters are normally enforced from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Metered parking is free on weekends and holidays. The smart meters were installed by IPS Group in November 2019.

Holiday Wish Comes True for 17th Street Businesses as City Adjusts Parking Regulations (Bakersfield, Calif.)
December 30, 2019
Local business owner Phil Bentley knows it's necessary — even beneficial — for the city to enforce parking rules in Bakersfield's downtown business district. But it didn't bode well for his business when a customer paid $7 to have some copies made, sat down with Bentley to make some plans and later walked outside to find a $20 parking ticket on his windshield.

Santa Fe (N.M.) Parking Officers Hit the Beat on Foot
December 29, 2019
In the world of parking enforcement, walking pays off. Two city of Santa Fe parking enforcement officers who walk more than drive issue considerably more citations than their colleagues, according to their boss and city documents.

The City Is Closing a Waikiki (Hawaii) Parking Lot Overnight, Impacting Businesses
December 24, 2019
Businesses and residents in Waikiki are raising concerns after word got out that the city will be locking up the Honolulu Zoo's parking lot at midnight beginning next month. Because the zoo parking lot is part of Kapiolani park, city officials say the lot is for users of the park and the zoo only.

Changes Could Be Coming to Greenport (N.Y.) Parking Enforcement
December 21, 2019
Greenport Village is one step closer to changing the times it enforces parking downtown, but the Business Improvement District might not be in support of the proposal. The move, village officials hope, would free up parking during peak hours.

Mill Valley Considers Changes to Parking Enforcement
December 20, 2019
Parking enforcement in Mill Valley could become more sophisticated and expensive by 2021. To help cover the cost of its new electronic parking meter program, city officials are considering increasing metering rates, adjusting time limits, bumping up citation fines, moving certain parking meters to more congested areas and purchasing an automated license plate recognition system to replace tire chalking.

City Proposes Parking Permit Restrictions near Transit Stations (Somerville, Mass.)
December 18, 2019
The City of Somerville Traffic Commission approved a proposal to restrict the issuance of parking permits to future residents of new development located within walking distance to a rapid transit station of the MBTA’s Red, Orange, or Green Line services at its latest meeting on Thursday, December 12.

Overnight Parking 101 (Lansing, Mich.)
December 18, 2019
The Lansing City Council voted Monday to beef up a city parking ordinance that bans parking from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. The Council approved amendments 7-1, with Fourth Ward Councilman Brian Jackson opposed. He argued that the fee is too high for newly created overnight parking permits.

One of the Greatest Obstacles to Safer Portland (Ore.) Streets? Roadside Parking That Blocks Views of Oncoming Traffic
December 18, 2019
Portland transportation advocate Izzy Armenta has a beef with the city. He doesn't understand why Portlanders park their cars right up to the edge of intersections where there are crosswalks. For pedestrians crossing the street, "there's very limited visibility," says Armenta. "I have to peek out to make sure no one's coming." Oregon state law actually forbids cars from parking within 20 feet of a crosswalk.

Why the City of Kyle (Texas) Is Issuing Refunds for Some Parking Tickets
December 18, 2019
The City of Kyle will be cutting checks to some of its citizens. City council member Rick Koch says due to an oversight, some people were being charged too much for their parking tickets over the last two years.

Kingston (N.Y.) Relaxes Parking Ticket Enforcement for Rest of 2019
December 16, 2019
Mayor Steve Noble can’t quite bring himself to say there will be no parking tickets in Kingston for the rest of 2019, but he comes pretty close. In his most recent issue of “This Week in Kingston,” he announced “relaxed ticketing enforcement on expired meters.” He had already alluded to the policy in a Radio Kingston appearance.

Legislation Sponsored by Queens (N.Y.) Lawmaker Will Require Towing Reports to Combat Placard Misuse
December 11, 2019
The Police Department will have to prove its actually towing cars parked in dangerous, illegal locations under a new city bill passed Tuesday. The legislation would require the department to publish a report “no later than” Jan. 31 of 2021 outlining the number of vehicles its force removes from areas like sidewalks, bus or bike lanes over the next year.

Long Beach (Calif.) Council Approves Fewer Parking Meters and Reduced Enforcement Times Along Retro Row
December 11, 2019
The 4th Street Business Improvement Association announced Wednesday new modifications to the recently added parking meters along Retro Row following a Long Beach City Council decision to reduce timed-parking enforcement.

Encinitas (Calif.) City Council Votes in Favor of Safe Parking Lot for Homeless
January 23, 2020
After more than four hours of public comment, the Encinitas City Council approved a resolution to create a safe parking lot for homeless people living in their cars.

Costa Mesa (Calif.) Considers How to Improve City’s Parking and Pedestrian Landscapes
January 23, 2020
Costa Mesa is looking to improve two top quality-of-life issues for its residents: walkability and parkability. On a pair of 5-0 votes Tuesday, with members Allan Mansoor and Sandy Genis absent, the council approved funding to move ahead with crafting a pedestrian master plan and conducting a citywide parking study.

Berkley (Mich.) Approves Vinsetta Garage Parking Plan After Years of Issues
January 23, 2020
The city of Berkley approved a plan Thursday to allow homes to be torn down to make way for Vinsetta Garage parking.

Why Multifamily Developers Are Looking to Parking Lots
January 21, 2020
The world of parking lots is changing across the globe — and in many cases, it’s making room for housing. As local authorities across the world try to curb car numbers in city centers, parking lots are becoming less important in certain areas, while sitting on valuable — and scarce — land. As a result, they have been selling quickly, especially in urban areas.

The Philadelphia Parking Authority Has Relocated Spaces for Disabled Drivers Across the City. Here’s Why.
January 20, 2020
The Philadelphia Parking Authority is replacing parking kiosks throughout Center City, and during that process has moved accessible spaces so they are the closest to a block’s sidewalk ramps. “If you are disabled, when you get out of your vehicle, you’ll have easy access to get to that ramp, and [it’s] less likely someone’s going to block you,” said Corinne O’Connor, PPA deputy director. The PPA has also relocated disabled parking spaces on blocks where it is testing a pilot program for loading and unloading regulations.

Updated Hands-Free Bill Would Include Maine Parking Lots
January 20, 2020
Maine’s hands-free driving law could get an update, just a few months after the law went into effect. The hands-free driving law took effect in September. It says you can’t use a handheld device, like a cell phone, while driving on a public way, but the lawmaker who sponsored that legislation said there is something they overlooked, parking lots.

Criticism Mounts Over Proposed Parking in Union Station’s $8 Billion Overhaul (Washington, D.C.)
January 18, 2020
It may be years, if not a decade, before construction begins on a proposed multibillion-dollar redevelopment of Union Station. But debate has already been heating up over a parking garage planned as part of the overhaul.

Missouri Supreme Court Ruling Leaves Unresolved the Control of St. Louis Parking Funds
January 14, 2020
The question of whether the St. Louis city treasurer controls the city’s parking fund revenue remained unresolved following a Missouri Supreme Court ruling on Tuesday.

New Reading (Pa.) Parking Authority Board Takes Over, Sets 'Gold Standard'
January 14, 2020
The new Reading Parking Authority board claimed on Tuesday that a new era of accountability and stability is about to begin at the authority. Newly elected board Chairman Frank Denbowski laid out the board’s new governing policy.

West Miami (Fla.) Grants Parking Spaces to Veterans
January 14, 2020
The city of West Miami saluted veterans by dedicating parking spaces throughout the city for those who have served.

Parking Deck Proposal Would End Free Parking Downtown (Hendersonville, N.C.)
January 14, 2020
The Hendersonville City Council may decide in the coming weeks to greenlight a five-story parking deck downtown that would partly support a hotel project on Church Street but also provide several hundred more spaces for downtown visitors.

This Back Bay Parking Space Asking $300,000 Might One Day Seem Like a Steal (Boston, Mass.)
January 8, 2020
Downtown Boston’s parking norms are shifting, making spots like this one in a Marlborough Street garage even more coveted.

Parking Pilot to Free up On-Street Parking, Create Parking Solutions for Construction Site Personnel (Austin, Texas)
January 7, 2020
The Austin Transportation Department is pursuing a multiyear parking pilot to reduce the impact of parking during construction at downtown sites. In a Jan. 2 memo, Transportation Director Robert Spillar said the Downtown Construction Workers Parking Pilot is partially based on a similar program that surveyed construction workers and employers about their commute and parking habits for a few months during construction at 405 Colorado St.

Mountain View (Calif): Insurer Won’t Cover Operating Largest Lots in RV Safe Parking Program
January 7, 2020
The insurance provider for the non-profit group operating the city’s RV parking lots has pulled out of negotiations, likely meaning more weeks of delay in expanding safe parking for RV dwellers this year.

Jersey City (N.J.) Parking Lot Sells for $1.45M, 29-Unit Building Now Planned
January 7, 2020
Nearly seven months after a private parking lot in Jersey City was sold, a new development is being proposed for the premises.

Uniland Plans Purchase of City-Owned Parking Lot (Buffalo, N.Y.)
January 7, 2020
Less than a year after it bought a former Lifetime Health Medical Group building in downtown Buffalo, Uniland Development Co. is buying the city-owned parking lot that Lifetime had been leasing.

Lawsuit Challenges Lake Tahoe Ski Resort’s New Parking Fees
January 1, 2020
Two season pass holders at a Lake Tahoe-area ski resort have filed a lawsuit against the resort’s owner over new parking fees they say were unjustly imposed.

Stillwater (Minn.) Dry Cleaner and City Settle out of Court Over Plan to Take Land for Parking
December 31, 2019
The owners of Shorty Dry Cleaner in Stillwater and the Stillwater City Council have reached a settlement regarding the city’s taking of the property through eminent domain to expand downtown parking.

Reading (Pa.) Parking Authority Passes $5.8 Million Budget for 2020
December 30, 2019
The Reading Parking Authority passed its 2020 budget at a special meeting Monday afternoon. The board voted 3-0 to approve the $5.8 million spending plan.

Finding Balance With City’s Downtown Parking (Bozeman, Mont.)
December 29, 2019
Parking is a critical component to a highly functioning, vibrant downtown. Parking plays an important role for property owners, businesses, residents and visitors. For parking to serve all these needs, a place like downtown must have the right types of parking, in the right amounts, located in the right places.

Salt Lake City (Utah) Will Reduce the Number of Clean Cars That Can Park for Free Next Year by 87%
December 27, 2019
For years, Salt Lake City has offered free parking to residents who have moved from standard gas powered cars to cleaner models. And the program has worked — though a little too well in recent years, as more electric cars on the market have resulted in the city losing more parking money than it envisioned.

City Won't Set Aside Parking Seen by Court as Security Risk (Oxford, Miss.)
December 24, 2019
Federal officials say parking spaces in front of a north Mississippi federal courthouse should be set aside for law enforcement to protect the building from possible bombing attacks. But Oxford city officials say they're going to wait before deciding, because they just made a number of changes to downtown parking rules.

Vehicle Dwellers Leery of Mountain View's (Calif.) Safe Parking Program
December 24, 2019
Safe parking lots? Check. Entitlements? Check. People who will sign up? That's a no. After crossing off everything on the list, Mountain View is ready to dramatically expand its safe parking program as an alternative for those camping out on public streets. But they're missing one important thing -- people who actually want to use the lots.

Parking Garages Prepare for 2020 with New Security Officer, Building Updates (Columbus, Ind.)
December 21, 2019
Two city garages in downtown Columbus are expected to see about a 1% increase in revenue in 2020 compared to 2019. Gary Thompson of REI, which manages the city’s parking garages, revealed the 2020 budget summary for the Jackson Street and Second Street parking garages to the Columbus Redevelopment Commission on Monday.

Parking And Mobility Progress Is Crucial -- But It's Also Messy
December 18, 2019
Here are three challenges LA is currently facing in its mobility system, the changes being deployed to turn annoyances into assets, and how mobility leaders around the world can contribute to positive change in our transportation systems.

Encinitas (Calif.) Delays Vote on Homeless Parking Lot Until Mid-January
December 18, 2019
Debate on a proposal to create a safe, overnight parking lot for people who are living in their cars has been rescheduled from this week to next month’s City Council meeting. “Basically, the three parties have not quite worked out the details,” Mayor Catherine Blakespear said.

Top 10 Transportation Trends to Watch in 2020
December 17, 2019
It's that time of year again, where we simultaneously look back at the year slipping away behind us and toward the shiny new year full of promise just ahead. There was a lot to celebrate in transportation in 2019. It was a big year for cities to buy electric transit buses and ban diesel cars from city centers (at least in Europe). Meanwhile, automakers such as Ford launched ever more enticing electric car models such as its new Mustang Mach-E.

30 Million Americans Need That Disabled Parking Spot
December 17, 2019
We've all probably done this — we have a quick stop to make for just one thing. It will just take a minute, no one will notice. In the frenzied competition for close-in spots in busy shopping areas, normally courteous drivers engage in all kinds of parking taboos — many involving the use of parking spaces designated for more than 30 million Americans with mobility impairing disabilities.

Smart Trends Transforming the Future of Parking
December 17, 2019
City officials across the world are in conversation about the frequent redundancy of car parking space and comparing it to the ever-increasing need for more buildings. Whether for housing, business development, or social projects, a growing population demands more infrastructure.

Downtown Dilemma: Balancing Need for Parking and Transients Search for Shelter (Redding, Calif.)
December 16, 2019
It has been almost three weeks since half of the downtown parking garage in Redding was demolished. Transient activity was already known to take over the lower level of the garage. Now with half the space, the problem seems to have gotten worse.

New Somerville (Mass.) Zoning Law Dramatically Curtails Off-Street Parking
December 16, 2019
The Somerville City Council has approved a new zoning law that eliminates mandatory parking requirements across much of the city, and sets an upper limit to how much new parking can be built in the city’s most transit-accessible neighborhoods.

Old Redmond (Ore.) City Hall Building Could Be Torn Down, Turned into Parking Lot
December 16, 2019
More parking spaces could come to downtown Redmond soon. But the city will have to tear down its vacant former city hall building to create them. Redmond city staff are considering demolishing the old civic building, located on the corner of SW Evergreen Avenue and SW Seventh Street, just a couple blocks away from Redmond’s current City Hall building. If approved by the city council, it would create about 55 new parking spots for Redmond’s quickly developing downtown.

San Francisco Opens Parking Lot Specifically for the Homeless
December 12, 2019
San Francisco opened its first "vehicle triage center," a long-term parking lot geared for people living out of cars and recreational vehicles, which City Hall hopes will offer solutions for homeless residents who rely on vehicles as shelter but have trouble securing legal parking.

$1.75m Settlement for Apartment Complex Resident Seriously Hurt in Icy Parking Lot Fall (New Jersey)
December 11, 2019
A 62-year-old former resident of a Clark apartment complex who sued over serious injuries he suffered after slipping on ice and snow in the parking lot nearly four years ago has settled his negligence lawsuit for $1.75 million, his attorney said.

$8 Million Downtown Apartment Complex? URA Talks Proposals for Parking Lot (Twin Falls, Idaho)
December 11, 2019
Two Sun Valley investors want to build an $8 million apartment complex downtown. But it might be tricky for the Urban Renewal Agency to make the proposal become a reality. The URA board discussed the potential project Monday while debating how to sell a parking lot on the 200 block of Shoshone Street South — the former location of Red’s Trading Post.

Erie Parking Authority OKs $500,000 Revenue Deal
December 10, 2019
The Erie Parking Authority has signed off on a new revenue deal with the city of Erie that will provide the $500,000 in revenue for 2020 that Mayor Joe Schember was seeking. However, the deal covers 2020 only, and it requires both parties to work toward a long-term restructuring of the relationship between the authority and the city, details that have yet to be finalized.

Investors Find a Spot for $65 Million In Passport's Parking Management Tech
December 10, 2019
The big new round of funding for Passport's ticketing and parking management tech proves that software can even disrupt something as mundane and seemingly low-tech as the parking lot. The startup, which just raised $65 million in new financing from investors is a permitting, parking and ticketing management service for cities, office parks and campuses.

They Paved Paradise to Sell a Parking Lot
December 10, 2019
"They paved paradise to put up a parking lot," Joni Mitchell famously sang. However, in hot real estate markets, we're well past that. Developers, desperate for prime land upon which to build, are increasingly eyeing parking lots, and that has caused trading activity of such assets to soar. In 2016, for example, there were over 200 sales of parking lots, according to CoStar Group data cited by the New York Times.

Panama City Beach (Fla.) City Council Approves Parking Mobile App, Rate Change
January 23, 2020
Panama City Beach City Council passed a motion to change rates for paid public parking with the introduction of a pay-by-phone app.

American Dream's Free Parking Is Coming To An End (East Rutherford, N.J.)
January 23, 2020
While there is currently no charge to park at American Dream, that is going to change, according to the mall. Visitors will eventually have to pay to park in one of the 33,000 spots at the Meadowlands mega-mall, however it's not clear when the rates will go into effect or how much it will cost.

Free Downtown Parking Could Be Reduced If Special Election Measure Passes (Springfield, Mo.)
January 18, 2020
The city of Springfield could soon have more power to sell free parking lots or reduce the number of free spaces downtown, though there are no immediate plans to do so. People living within the boundaries of the Downtown Business District received ballots earlier this month asking whether the city should abolish the district, which has the authority to levy taxes and regulate parking.

Some Parking Rates in Downtown Boise (Idaho) Could Increase Soon
January 13, 2020
The Capital City Development Corp., which operates or owns a number of Downtown Boise parking garages, may again raise some rates.

Downtown Binghamton (N.Y.) Parking Garage Hourly Rates Double
January 9, 2020
People who work and shop in downtown Binghamton now are paying more to use city-owned parking ramps. The cost to park an hour in the Water Street or State Street garages has jumped from one to two dollars. The rate for additional hours is one dollar with a $10 daytime maximum.

Ocean City (Md.) Raises Parking Rates. Here's How Much It Will Cost & When the New Rates Begin
January 7, 2020
Coming to Ocean City this summer? If so, expect to pay more for parking after the town approved a new system with higher rates. The new revenue, which the town predicts could be as much as $900,000 a year, will go toward the expense of maintaining the beach, boardwalk and other "amenities" visitors enjoy.

St. Cloud (Minn.) City Council Votes to Increase the Cost for Parking
January 7, 2020
The cost to park in St. Cloud will cost you more starting later this year. The City Council voted Monday night to increase the rate to park at an on street meter from 50 cents an hour to $1 an hour. The cost to park at a ramp will also go up. The council approved a 20 cent per hour hike from 80 cents to $1. Contract and reserve parking passes will also go up 10 percent.

Sullivan’s Island (S.C.) Addresses Some Problems With Parking
January 6, 2020
Over the years Sullivan’s Island has become a popular beach-goers destination. With all these locals and tourists heading to the water, there’s a couple issues they bring with them. One is the amount of traffic that’s coming to Sullivan’s Island. Another is if there should be paid parking.

Diminished Urban Parking Utilization Drives Up Fees, Especially For Luxury Cars
January 5, 2020
Depending on who you ask, a higher monthly parking rate for luxury cars in urban garages is either about liability over increasingly tech-savvy automobiles with rising repair costs, or it is a sign of difficult times ahead for garage owners and operators in an industry where garage utilization is down as much as 25%.

Manatee County (Fla.) Offers New Parking Meter Options at Downtown Parking Garage
January 1, 2020
Drivers who use the County's downtown parking garage at 414 10th Street West will see new parking kiosk meters up until the fourth floor employee parking entrance gate that will allow drivers to use coins or credit cards and soon a mobile app for payment.

Parking Prices Going up in Scranton (Pa.) in the New Year
December 31, 2019
The new year and new parking rates mean you'll pay more in Scranton. Starting January 1, 2020, you'll have to pay more for parking downtown. Street parking is going up from $1.50 an hour to $2.

Parking Rate Increase Goes Into Effect Jan. 1 in Downtown Colorado Springs (Colo.)
December 29, 2019
We have a reminder for Colorado Springs residents as we head into the new year. Starting January 1, you're going to be paying a little bit more to park in downtown Colorado Springs. Parking meter rates have not increased in 14 years despite significant growth in the city. City officials said they don't take in enough money to pay for infrastructure and maintenance needs.

Backlash Prompts Parking Change in Rehoboth (Del.)
December 27, 2019
Following an angry backlash from downtown Rehoboth business owners, the city’s parking advisory committee has recommended to commissioners changing short-term meter parking from three hours to four for the 2020 season.

Fullerton (Calif.) to Keep Charging $5 for Parking on Popular Nights in Its Downtown
December 27, 2019
Fullerton’s trial charging for nighttime parking in its popular downtown will be made permanent – at least for the next two years.

West Loop Street Parking Will Cost You Starting in 2020 (Chicago, Ill.)
December 21, 2019
Used to free parking in the West Loop? Forget it. You have just one more week to enjoy that luxury. Starting Jan. 1, it’ll cost you $4.50 per hour to leave your car on a neighborhood street as the city plans to install dozens of new meters.

Public Hearing Set for Downtown Parking Fee Increase (St. Cloud, Minn.)
December 18, 2019
It could cost you a bit more to park in downtown St. Cloud in the new year. There is a proposal to raise the rate for metered parking from .50 an hour to .75 an hour, parking in the ramps would go up from .80 an hour to $1, and contract permits would go up 10 percent.

Overnight Parking 101 (Lansing, Mich.)
December 18, 2019
The Lansing City Council voted Monday to beef up a city parking ordinance that bans parking from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. The Council approved amendments 7-1, with Fourth Ward Councilman Brian Jackson opposed. He argued that the fee is too high for newly created overnight parking permits.

City Parking Rates in Southern Connecticut
December 17, 2019
Looking to get the best deal for downtown parking during your holiday shopping rush? We've got you covered. Click through to see parkign rates in southern Connecticut's cities as well as links for full info.

Parking in These New Jersey Cities May Soon Cost You More (in the Name of Safety)
December 17, 2019
It's now up to New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy to decide whether the stat's six largest cities can charge you more to park there. The state Senate narrowly gave final legislative approval to a contentious bill that would permit Garden State municipalities with at least 100,000 residents to charge a 3.5 percent tax at public and private parking facilities.

Final Parking Study Recommends Three-Hour On-Street Parking, Increase in Fines (Ames, Iowa)
December 16, 2019
Although the final report of the 2019 Ames Downtown Parking Study advises the city to keep its current parking meter rates at 50 cents per hour in the Central Business District (CBD), Walker Consultants, who wrote the report, thinks the city’s current parking meter system cannot sustain itself through current rates.

Nonresidents Will Soon Have to Pay for Parking at “Big Beach” (Maui, Hawaii)
December 14, 2019
Beginning the first week of January, nonresidents will have to pay $5 for parking at the Mākena State Park, the Department of Land and Natural Resources announced Friday. Commercial vehicles registered with the Hawaiʻi Public Utilities Commission will have to pay $10 to $40, depending on the number of passengers.

Montreal's Parking Meters Will Cost More in 2020 When Demand Is High
December 11, 2019
Dynamic pricing — where the cost of parking goes up when demand is high and drops when it is low — is among the changes to parking policy Montrealers will see in 2020, Éric Alan Caldwell, the executive committee member responsible for urban planning and mobility, said at a press conference at city hall.

How Much Are We Paying Drivers to Park in Adams Morgan? (Washington, D.C.)
December 11, 2019
DC is effectively paying drivers to park on city streets, but the way our parking system is set up makes this subsidy almost invisible. To illustrate this, I calculated the true cost of a parking permit for a spot in Adams Morgan.

Council Agrees To Paid Parking Changes; Hourly Rates To Jump During Peak Season With Free Or Reduced Fees In Spring, Fall (Ocean City, Md.)
December 11, 2019
Elected officials this week approved the parking task force’s recommendations to hike some rates during the peak season while offering concessions in the shoulder months, though they are open to further discussions in the future about expanded paid parking.

Parking Meters Possibly Coming to Uptown Columbus (Ga.) for 2-Hour Parking Spots
December 11, 2019
You may see a change coming to Uptown Columbus in the New Year. The city is considering adding parking meters to the two-hour parking spots. If parking meters are added, garages will be the only way to park for free in Uptown Columbus.

Parking Rates To Increase At 7 Des Plaines Garages
December 10, 2019
Parking rates for Des Plaines Metra lots are set to increase for the first time in over 10 years, from $1.50 per day to $2. Aldermen Dec. 2 approved the new fees, which will impact a total of 430 spaces in six different lots owned by the Union Pacific Railroad and maintained by the city, as well as 140 spaces on the top floor of the Metropolitan Square parking garage in downtown Des Plaines.

Fayetteville (Ark.) Downtown Parking Deck Negotiation Set
January 23, 2020
A lot of details need to be worked out before the city agrees to build a parking deck at the depot lot downtown, City Attorney Kit Williams said. Voters in April approved a $31.5 million bond issue for a cultural arts corridor downtown. Included in the bond issue is a parking deck for $10 million to replace the 290 spaces lost when the Walton Arts Center parking lot becomes a green space.

Nevada City (Calif.) Council to Consider Spring Street Parking Structure
January 21, 2020
During its meeting tonight the Nevada City Council will consider adopting plans for a potential five-level, 190-space parking structure to replace the 21-space lot on Spring Street behind the National Hotel.

Plans: Boutique Luxury Hotel to Sprout From Downtown Parking Deck (Atlanta, Ga.)
January 13, 2020
A hulking downtown parking complex adjoining a Hilton Garden Inn could be poised to see the construction of yet another hotel. This one, though, a proposed boutique luxury lodge, would ascend from the top of the 10-story parking garage itself, according to a report from Bisnow.

Second Public Meeting on Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) Parking Lot Improvements
January 7, 2020
The City of Poughkeepsie has scheduled a second public meeting to talk about its plans to make major upgrades to Liberty Street Parking Lot. The $1.4 million, the environmentally friendly project will vastly improve the pavement and drainage of the public parking lot and reduce the impacts of flooding during strong weather events.

Cost of New Bethlehem (Pa.) Parking Deck Climbs to $19.4m; Authority Finalizes Total Spaces
January 7, 2020
The Bethlehem Parking Authority is forging ahead with plans for a 593-space parking deck at Third and Polk streets although the garage is projected to cost $2.6 million more than first estimated.

Northwest Arkansas Developer Giving More Attention to Parking Solutions
January 7, 2020
As construction of new commercial projects continues in the concentrated Pinnacle Hills area of Rogers, one developer said designs about vertical parking are becoming more of a consideration.

More Parking on the Way for Bustling New Port Richey (Fla.)
December 31, 2019
The city is again putting big bucks into addressing its parking crunch downtown. On Dec. 17, New Port Richey City Council members, sitting as the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency, approved paying $61,000 for the engineering and design of a parking lot project downtown. The 2019 Nebraska Avenue Parking Lot Improvements Project is slated to combine two existing lots into one to obtain more spots for visitors.

Photos: Construction Progressing on New Downtown Newark (N.J.) Parking Garage
December 30, 2019
Construction is continuing to advance on a Downtown Newark parking garage that was originally proposed well over three years ago.

Florida Condo Boasts Largest Robotic Valet Parking System
December 20, 2019
Looking East from Paramount Fort Lauderdale Beach, there is nothing but ocean between you and the Bahamas, 90 miles away. Ocean view is a high-value commodity in South Florida, and the developers of this 18-story luxury condominium made the most of their ocean frontage with a subterranean automated parking system by PARKPLUS, allowing above-ground space for higher yielding residential development.

Dubuque (Iowa) City Council Passes Roshek Building Agreement, Commits to Creating Parking
December 16, 2019
Monday night, the Dubuque City Council approved a development agreement with two major companies for the sale of the Roshek Building, which means the city will move ahead with spending $20 million to construct a new parking garage.

City of Tulsa (Okla.) Seeking State Funds to Help Move Along PAC Parking Lot Development
December 16, 2019
The City of Tulsa is looking for some help to get a large-scale, mixed-use project started across from the downtown Performing Arts Center. The city council has been asked to sign off on the city applying to the state commerce department for up to $12 million to help reimburse the developer of a project slated for the PAC parking lot at Third Street and Cincinnati Avenue.

Mayor Recommends Location for Replacement Parking Deck (Fayetteville, Ark.)
December 16, 2019
A discussion about where to build a new parking deck to replace the Walton Arts Center parking lot will happen a little earlier than expected. City Council members are set to take up the issue at the next council meeting on Dec. 17.

Downtown Salt Lake City to Get a $15 Million Parking Garage
December 11, 2019
Salt Lake City has approved a way to pump $15 million into building a huge parking garage for Block 67, an ambitious residential and hotel project on the western edge of the city’s downtown. The agreement, backed Tuesday by the City Council in its role overseeing the city’s Redevelopment Agency (RDA), clears a major hurdle for what is to be known as The West Quarter.

County Set to Repair Many of Its Parking Lots (Clermont County, Ohio)
December 10, 2019
A year-long project to repair and resurface the parking lots of many Clermont County government buildings is scheduled to get underway this week. The county-wide project will include work ranging from complete overlays to replacements.

Long-Vacant West Ridge Building Could Finally Be Used … As A Parking Garage (Chicago, Ill.)
December 10, 2019
A huge West Ridge retail complex built a decade ago but never used could get new life as a parking garage.

Wilmington (N.C.) Taxpayers Are Putting Over $25 Million Into Riverplace. Where’s the Money Going?
January 6, 2020
The City of Wilmington’s public-private partnership for the development known as River Place has been touted by elected leaders as an innovative project that will benefit residents and visitors alike. From restaurants to retail, office space to residential, the development will have a little bit of everything. But what exactly are taxpayers pitching in for when it comes to the project?

Public-Private Partnership Breaks Ground On Mixed-Use Parking Garage On Broadway (Fargo, N.D.)
December 18, 2019
A ceremony was held this morning to celebrate the groundbreaking of a new mixed-use parking garage on the corner of Fourth Avenue North and Broadway in Downtown Fargo. The Mercantile project represents a public-private partnership between the City of Fargo, Kilbourne Group, and Tom and Kari Smith, owners of the historic Great Northern Depot adjacent to the site. The first phase of the project is a City-owned six-story parking garage of 369 spaces to be added to the City’s public parking supply.

Gulfshore Playhouse Parking Garage Proposal Advances, Could Spur Redevelopment in Naples (Fla.) Downtown Area
December 2, 2019
A Naples public-private partnership to build a new downtown parking garage would bring value to the area and spur redevelopment, city officials and community stakeholders said Monday.

Encinitas (Calif.) City Council Votes in Favor of Safe Parking Lot for Homeless
January 23, 2020
After more than four hours of public comment, the Encinitas City Council approved a resolution to create a safe parking lot for homeless people living in their cars.

Greenwich (Conn.) Parking Fees to Rise to Keep up With New State Tax
January 23, 2020
Parking in Greenwich is about to cost more and the culprit is a new state tax. On Thursday morning the Board of Selectmen unanimously approved fee increases for parking meters, parking permits and parking space rentals. The meter hikes will go into effect as soon as the machines are reprogrammed; permits will go up later in the year when they are issued for town-owned spaces in 2021. A new state law that places a 6.35 percent sales tax on parking fees collected by municipalities went into effect on Jan. 1.

Abbot Kinney Boulevard Could Receive Parking Meters (Los Angeles, Calif.)
January 23, 2020
Local residents visiting Abbot Kinney Boulevard may soon have to fork over a few dollars to park along the famed roadway and its adjacent side streets, according to the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT). With a desire to increase parking turnover in the area and encourage more visitors to local shops, Councilmember Mike Bonin and the Abbot Kinney Merchants Association recently asked LADOT officials to review the parking policies for Abbot Kinney Boulevard, LADOT’s website states.

Jersey City (N.J.) Council to Mull Additional Parking Tax Aimed at Out-Of-Towners
January 20, 2020
You may soon have to pay more to park your car in Jersey City. The City Council will vote on the first reading Thursday an ordinance to put an additional 3.5 percent tax on a fees for public and private parking facilities in the city. Parking garages are currently taxed at 15 percent. Jersey City residents would be exempt from the additional tax.

Palo Alto (Calif.) Approves Overnight Parking Program at Churches
January 14, 2020
Following the lead of Mountain View and East Palo Alto, council members have agreed to allow overnight parking for vehicle dwellers, but with stricter conditions. A new safe parking pilot program which council members unanimously supported Monday night would start with four safe parking spaces on church parking lots that agree to participate — in an effort to deal with the increasing number of people who are living in their cars.

New Tax on Parking Could Be Coming to Jersey City and Other 100,000+ Towns
January 14, 2020
Everybody in the Hudson delegation voted for the bill sponsored by their colleagues from Newark. It isn’t likely to affect Assemblyman Raj Mukherji or Sen. Sandra Cunningham, but the others could be affected. Guess they think it won’t hurt much. The new law probably won’t affect you either if you live in Jersey City, only if you live elsewhere and park in Jersey City — or in Elizabeth, Newark, Edison, Paterson or Woodbridge. The legislation Gov. Phil Murphy just signed applies to only those six towns -- or as the bill says, only to “municipalities with a population of 100,000 or greater.”

Board Supports No Off-Street Parking Requirements (Rockport, Maine)
January 14, 2020
The Select Board unanimously voted to express their support for eliminating off-street parking requirements in downtown Rockport. The vote came at the Jan. 13 meeting, after news that several town employees have embarked on an updated parking survey to provide a more accurate look at the availability of on-street parking in the downtown village area.

West Hartford (Conn.) Parking Fees to Rise Due to Sales Tax
January 7, 2020
Parking in West Hartford Center is about to take a little bigger bite out of your wallet. Starting February 1st, an extra ten cents will be added to the hourly parking rate. Town officials are quick to point out that West Hartford is not getting any of the extra money, however.

Uber, Lyft Congestion Tax in Chicago Takes Effect
January 6, 2020
A new tax went into effect Monday morning that takes aim at congestion in Chicago. It will affect you if you rely on Uber or Lyft to get around town. A $1.25 tax will be added on to single-passenger trips into the city from the suburbs. That tax drops to $0.65 for shared-passenger trips.

San Diego's Parking Reforms Might Actually Increase the Costs of Renting or Buying
December 31, 2019
Removing parking requirements on newly constructed condos and apartments may actually increase the costs to rent or purchase, because units with parking spots will become even scarcer and more expensive.

Trump Signs Repeal of 'Parking Lot Tax' for All Houses of Worship, Nonprofits
December 31, 2019
A few days before Christmas, Congress gave churches and other nonprofits a break by repealing the so-called "parking lot tax" that was an unintended side effect of the 2017 Republican tax cut measure. President Donald Trump signed the repeal into law.

Fargo Man Researches Snow Emergency Policies in 125 Regional Cities, Calls for Stricter Policies
December 29, 2019
Les Herbranson of north Fargo spent three days this past fall looking up snow emergency policies in about 125 cities across Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. About 90% of the cities tow vehicles that are left on city streets during snow emergencies, he said. Herbranson believes Fargo should have the same rule. As city leaders prepare to look at a new snow emergency policy to enact in February, the retiree said he hopes something gets done this time.

Brighton Resort (Utah) Changes Parking Policy to Promote Carpooling
December 24, 2019
Unless you have three people in your car, don’t expect princess parking at Brighton Resort on weekends or powder days. Following a lead set by a neighboring Big Cottonwood Canyon resort, Brighton announced a new parking policy, which begins Wednesday, that encourages its skiers to ride-share or take the bus by penalizing those who who drive without carpooling.

Hasta La Vista To The Reviled Nonprofit Parking Tax
December 24, 2019
Christmas came early for the nonprofit community when Congress repealed the hugely unpopular tax on parking and other transportation employee benefits.

Illinois’ New Parking Tax Takes Effect Jan. 1; Critics Say It Will Cost Jobs
December 22, 2019
“Those who operate parking lots or garages will need to make sure they are properly registered with the state by January 1st,” Illinois Department of Revenue Acting Director David Harris said. “Revenue from this new program will go to rebuilding our state’s infrastructure and building a stronger economy. It is this department’s duty to help achieve compliance, so all taxpayers are treated fairly and consistently.” The measure is not likely to affect many drivers in Illinois, but it drew criticism from the parking lot operators’ union in Chicago, as it would be heaped on top of the city’s rates.

New (Conn.) State Tax Jacks up Parking Fees
December 21, 2019
In the spring, city officials debated at multiple meetings whether to hike the parking-meter fee by 25 cents. After reaching a compromise with downtown merchants worried that an increase would scare off customers, the administration and elected representatives raised the fee from $1 an hour to $1.25. It’s about to go up again, but this time it’s not the city’s doing. The state legislature this year passed a law that taxes parking revenue, and it kicks in Jan. 1. Now meters will be subject to the same 6.35 percent sales tax charged on other goods and services in Connecticut.

Request for Parking Lot Prompts Passionate Pleas to City of Lubbock (Texas) Zoning Board
December 20, 2019
The Zoning Board of Adjustment Thursday heard a case to allow Open Door, an organization helping homeless individuals, to build a parking lot on the west side of its facility at 1920 13th St. A special exception would be needed to convert the residential lot into a parking lot. City staff recommended the ZBA approve the request but it was denied.

One of the Greatest Obstacles to Safer Portland (Ore.) Streets? Roadside Parking That Blocks Views of Oncoming Traffic
December 18, 2019
Portland transportation advocate Izzy Armenta has a beef with the city. He doesn't understand why Portlanders park their cars right up to the edge of intersections where there are crosswalks. For pedestrians crossing the street, "there's very limited visibility," says Armenta. "I have to peek out to make sure no one's coming." Oregon state law actually forbids cars from parking within 20 feet of a crosswalk.

Parking in These New Jersey Cities May Soon Cost You More (in the Name of Safety)
December 17, 2019
It's now up to New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy to decide whether the stat's six largest cities can charge you more to park there. The state Senate narrowly gave final legislative approval to a contentious bill that would permit Garden State municipalities with at least 100,000 residents to charge a 3.5 percent tax at public and private parking facilities.

IT’S A DRAW: CB7 Panel Passes ‘Parking’ Resolution, But ‘Consensus’ Must Be Had (N.Y., New York)
December 11, 2019
An Upper West Side community board committee last night approved a resolution asking the city to study the prospect of ending free parking — but the much-neutered proposal remained so contentious that it was watered down even further with a requirement for another round of community meetings.

City Officials Announce Opening of New RV Safe Parking Site (San Francisco, Calif.)
December 11, 2019
A few lucky RV and car dwellers will get a safe place to park with the opening Wednesday of The City’s first Vehicle Triage Center near the Balboa Park BART station.

Amazon, Lime Part of New Alliance to Accelerate EVs
January 23, 2020
Amazon, AT&T, Siemens and Lime are among the founding members of a new partnership seeking to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles (EVs) through strategic collaboration. The Corporate Electric Vehicle Alliance will leverage combined demand to push for production of new EV models and infrastructure, especially in the delivery and shipping sectors.

Bird Exec: The Scooter 'Is Really Just the Beginning' of Sustainable Mobility
January 23, 2020
Bird's Head of Sustainability Melinda Hanson believes 2020 could be a big year for dockless scooter companies to improve emissions-cutting efforts, while encouraging safer streets and infrastructure.

StreetLight Data Ranks 100 Metros in First Climate Impact Index
January 16, 2020
StreetLight Data unveiled its first U.S. Transportation Climate Impact Index, which ranks the nation's 100 most populous metro areas on carbon vehicle miles traveled (VMT), mileage of bike and pedestrian commuting, per-capita transit use, population density and circuity.

3 Takeaways From CES About the Future of Mobility
January 13, 2020
The future of smart city mobility dominated the conversation at this year’s CES show. With panelists, exhibitors and attendees abuzz about the latest advancements in flying taxis, autonomous shuttles and even grocery-carrying robots, we've recapped three main mobility takeaways from the event.

The Automotive Tech That Shook up CES
January 13, 2020
The showroom floors at CES 2020 were a dazzling display of the latest advancements and possibilities in mobility tech. Smart Cities Dive rounded up six solutions and products that could disrupt the automotive industry and the ways that people (or their robots) move around cities.

Parking Is the Missing Piece of the Smart City Puzzle
January 3, 2020
When all the fixtures of new mobility converge inside garages rather than on streets, we can take lock out of the grid and put smart back into the city.

Towards the Smart Cities of 2025
December 31, 2019
From tech trends to behavioural shifts and new ways to make smart cities economically sustainable, Matthew James Bailey explores what the next five years could look like.

How Smart Cities Use IoT-Based Parking Solutions
December 27, 2019
The increasing number of vehicles on the road, along with the mismanagement of available parking space, leads to parking-related problems; thankfully, smart parking systems offer solutions.

Should Privacy Be a Default in Tomorrow’s Smart Cities?
December 26, 2019
There's more to smart cities than its futuristic landscape embedded with the latest technology trends.

Smart Mobility Is Key in Building Smart Cities
December 22, 2019
If we want to achieve the fullest benefit of the new mobility future, all those with a stake in urban planning need to get to work rethinking transportation policy.

Continental Launches Smart City Mobility and Transportation Hub for Safer and Smarter Cities
December 18, 2019
The technology company Continental today announced a big step toward creating safer, smarter cities: a Smart City Mobility and Transportation Hub in Auburn Hills, Michigan. At the center of this Smart City Mobility and Transportation Hub are two intersections made intelligent thanks to Continental sensors and intelligent software integrated into the infrastructure.

How Sidewalk Labs Is Transforming City Planning
December 18, 2019
Sidewalk Labs, the urban innovation offshoot of Alphabet, has developed a generative design tool that applies machine learning and computational design to help overhaul urban planning and architecture.

CLASS Project Tests New Connected Car Tech Designed to Power Smart Cities
December 17, 2019
The software architecture developed by the CLASS project aims to provide a solution to the problems of managing extremely large amounts of complex data in real time, such as that of pedestrians, traffic and vehicles.

ParkMobile Extends Smarter Parking in Richmond Metropolitan Area & Norfolk with CityParking Inc. (Virginia)
January 23, 2020
ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the US, has partnered with CityParking Inc. in Richmond to enable residents and visitors to easily pay for parking from their mobile devices. The ParkMobile app is now available at approximately 3,000 spaces in 26 off-street lots around the city.

Bangor (Maine) Wrote More Parking Tickets in 1st Year of Automated Enforcement
January 20, 2020
Bangor saw a 40 percent uptick in the number of parking tickets issued in the first year after it adopted a more advanced system for enforcing traffic violations around downtown. But city officials say that the goal of the new system, which uses a vehicle mounted with cameras to snap photos of license plates and issue parking tickets, was not to bring in more revenue. Rather, they hope that it will eventually drive down the number of parking tickets the city issues by encouraging more people who live or work downtown to use off-street parking spots rather than leaving their cars in timed spaces along the street.

Meow! Parking Kitty App for On-Street Parking Coming to Vancouver
January 20, 2020
People parking on-street in the downtown and Uptown Village areas of Vancouver, Washington, will soon be able to pay to park using Passport’s Parking Kitty app. Passport originally developed Parking Kitty for the City of Portland, Oregon, where it is still in use. The app allows users to pay for parking with their smartphones using a debit or credit card. Users can monitor their parking sessions remotely, and the app even “meows” to notify parkers when their sessions are about to expire.

Data Scientists Share What Technologies They're Using to Build Their Data Pipelines
January 16, 2020
Before SpotHero was founded in 2011, finding a good parking spot meant crossing fingers and circling the parking garage. SpotHero now operates in parking garages nationwide, airports and stadiums. There are more than 1,000 in Chicago alone. And, those thousands of parking spots mean one thing for Director of Data Science Long Hei: Terabytes of data.

The Installed Base of Smart Parking Sensors Reached 1.3m Units in 2019
January 16, 2020
Berg Insight released new findings about the smart parking market. The installed base of wirelessly-connected in-ground and surface-mounted parking sensors reached 1.3 million worldwide in 2019. Growing at a compound annual growth rate of 19.9%, this number will more than double by 2023.

ParkMobile Partners with the University of Georgia in Athens to Provide Smarter Parking Options Around Campus
January 14, 2020
ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the U.S., announced today the launch of service at the University of Georgia's main campus in Athens. Students and visitors will be able to use the ParkMobile app to easily pay for parking at 2,400 spaces across campus in both lots and decks.

Northern California Startup Could Revolutionize How We Find Parking
January 14, 2020
For entrepreneurs Mathew Magno and Charles Chen their Friday consisted of talking with a mail carrier about packages that were too heavy to be delivered through the mailbox, putting trash toters on the street outside their home in Woodland’s southeast area. But in the coming months, the UC Davis graduates could be negotiating contracts with cities and educational institutions that could revolutionize how people find places to park without having to drive in search of an open space.

New High-Tech Parking Cameras Are Cracking Down on Illegally-Parked Motorists in Auckland (New Zealand)
January 14, 2020
Camera cars are being rolled out by Auckland Transport, which have new licence plate recognition cameras fitted to parking inspectors' vehicles. They'll initially be used in residents' parking zones, and will automatically scan a number plate to determine whether the vehicle belongs to a resident with a permit or voucher.

The Automotive Tech That Shook up CES
January 13, 2020
The showroom floors at CES 2020 were a dazzling display of the latest advancements and possibilities in mobility tech. Smart Cities Dive rounded up six solutions and products that could disrupt the automotive industry and the ways that people (or their robots) move around cities.

Caltrain App Adds Parking Permit Option (Calif.)
January 13, 2020
Caltrain riders who use the system’s mobile app to buy tickets can now use it to pay for daily parking, as well. The new feature, which had a soft launch in mid-December, allows riders to bypass ticket vending machines by using their mobile device to select the station they parked at, input their parking space number and pay for the ticket.

Pay to Park Through Smartphone Coming to Downtown Chico (Calif.)
January 9, 2020
Parking in downtown Chico could soon be a bit more convenient if you have a smartphone. The Pew Research Center said more than 267 million Americans have smartphones. Director of Chico Public Works, Brendan Ottoboni, said they're looking to buy 200 more smart meters on top of the existing 300 in downtown.

Temple University Installs “Tap-And-Go” Systems in Two Parking Garages
January 9, 2020
Temple University’s office of parking services installed its first “tap-and-go” systems which enable entry and exit via OWLCards in the university’s garages, said Temple’s director of parking services, Karen Sherlock.

Software Glitch Stops Credit Card Use in NYC Parking Meters
January 7, 2020
If you drive in New York City and rely on metered parking, you may want to keep carrying quarters with you. The Department of Transportation has announced that the configuration error in the credit card payment software of New York City's parking meters is not expected to be fully resolved until the evening of Thursday, Jan. 9. This past Thursday, parking meters throughout the city began rejecting payments from credit cards and prepaid parking cards.

CES Reveal: Mobility Hub Operating System from FlashParking is the Key for Smart Cities to Transition Parking Assets into Mobility Hubs
January 7, 2020
At CES 2020, FlashParking, the leader in parking technology, will unveil their Mobility Hub Operating System: a platform powering the evolution of isolated parking assets into connected mobility hubs that are more efficient, intelligent, and adaptable than garages and surface lots of the past.

Oklahoma City (Okla.) Approves Development of an App to Pay for Parking
January 7, 2020
Oklahoma City drivers will soon be able to pay for parking through an app. The Oklahoma City Council approved a contract Tuesday to move forward with a smartphone app, that will allow users to pay for on-street parking downtown.

Tech'splaining: Hyundai Remote Smart Parking Assist
January 6, 2020
Parking is a hassle, and car companies are working on technologies that make it easier to find, enter, and exit spaces. Hyundai is among them, offering Remote Smart Parking Assist on some models to help customers park and retrieve their vehicles.

Booking Beyond the Web – ParkVia Announces 2020 Voice Booking Plans
January 6, 2020
On the back of its strongest peak period ever, Europe’s favorite airport parking retailer, ParkVia, has announced ambitious plans to evolve its successful e-commerce platform for 2020. Adopting the competitive advantage within airport parking, ParkVia has committed to employing voice booking technology for its users in 2020, enabling it to move further towards presenting the most preferable parking option, first time for each and every customer.

Tesla Software Detects Handicap Parking Spot After Full Self-Driving Update
January 3, 2020
The holiday season may be over, but Tesla's Full Self-Driving preview is turning out to be a gift that keeps on giving. With its latest 2019.40.50.7 update, Tesla's electric vehicles equipped with Hardware 3 are starting to recognize and render a number of new road markings. Among these are the all-important parking slots for the disabled.

Truck Stops Step Up to Combat Parking Crisis
December 31, 2019
TravelCenters of America and Pilot Flying J have both developed technology enabling drivers to reserve a space for a fee. "Being able to reserve a spot is critical in major metro areas due to the relative scarcity of parking spaces, but also the greater likelihood of experiencing delays due to traffic, accidents, loading/unloading problems or construction," said Tom Liutkus, a spokesman for TA.

City of Manchester, N.H. Launches Passport Parking
December 30, 2019
Today, the City of Manchester, N.H. announces the launch of Passport Parking, a convenient app for digital parking payments. The app can be used to pay for parking for more than 3,000 spaces throughout the city.

Indiana University Testing License Plate Cameras For Parking
December 30, 2019
Indiana University has started a yearlong test of using license plate reading cameras for parking regulation enforcement on its Bloomington campus.

Tech Firms Aim to Ease Truck Parking Concerns With Real-Time Information
December 29, 2019
Finding a safe place to park is a top concern for truck drivers, and technology providers are working to connect them with accurate, timely information so they can make educated decisions where to stop.

How Smart Cities Use IoT-Based Parking Solutions
December 27, 2019
The increasing number of vehicles on the road, along with the mismanagement of available parking space, leads to parking-related problems; thankfully, smart parking systems offer solutions.

Austin Airport Adds Tech, Spaces to Ease Parking Crunch
December 24, 2019
Holiday travelers will notice changes at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport this year, especially those parking in a newly expanded garage. ABIA rolled out new equipment last week aimed at speeding up the payment process when entering and exiting parking areas, and it also installed new overhead cameras that alert drivers to open parking spaces and can help find a car when travelers return.

City of Newburgh (N.Y.) Revamping Parking-Meter System
December 24, 2019
An overhaul of Newburgh’s antiquated paid-parking system could provide some much-needed financial relief for the distressed city. Over the course of several years, unpaid parking tickets in the City of Newburgh have amounted to about $3 million, said Newburgh City Manager Joe Donat. But Newburgh doesn’t plan to swallow the loss.

‘Pay by Plate’ Is Portsmouth’s (N.H.) New Parking Payment System
December 23, 2019
Starting Friday, Dec. 27, drivers will pay for on-street parking using their license plate numbers as unique identifiers - and completely eliminate the need to display paper parking receipts on their dashboards.

Cambridge (Mass.) Parking Lots Equipped With New Pay-By-Plate Stations
December 23, 2019
The city of Cambridge recently replaced the pay stations in eight city-owned, public parking lots. Each pay station accepts quarters, debit cards and credit cards. Previously, customers were required to remember a space number or return to their cars to display a receipt on the dashboard. Now, customers simply type in their license plate numbers directly into the machines and can print a receipt for their records. Customers may also pay via the PassportParking app.

How Smart Technology is Transforming the Future of Parking
December 18, 2019
City officials across the world are in conversation about the frequent redundancy of car parking space, comparing it to the ever-increasing need for more buildings. Whether for housing, business development, or social projects, a growing population demands more infrastructure. In the U.S. alone, it is estimated that there are between 105 million and two billion parking spaces – which potentially means more parking spaces than there are cars in the entire world. With this ongoing battle between car parks and a need for land, we explore how technology could be the answer.

What is Mercedes Parktronic?
December 17, 2019
Mercedes' Parktronic is part of the company's parking pack, which is standard on some models and optional on others. The Parktronic aspect of the package warns you of obstacles in front and behind the car when parallel parking, much like traditional parking sensors.

CLASS Project Tests New Connected Car Tech Designed to Power Smart Cities
December 17, 2019
The software architecture developed by the CLASS project aims to provide a solution to the problems of managing extremely large amounts of complex data in real time, such as that of pedestrians, traffic and vehicles.

Greenfield (Mass.) Rolls out Parking App
December 16, 2019
Visitors to Greenfield don’t need to have physical coins to feed the meter anymore. Last week, the city officially launched Passport Parking, a mobile app available on smartphones that facilitates payments for parking.

Residents Can Now Pay for Parking in Greenfield on Their Phones
December 11, 2019
You can now pay for parking in Greenfield by using your cell phone. According to the Greenfield Police Department, residents can now use the Passport Parking app on their phone to pay for the parking meters in greenfield or by going on their website.

Trial Period for Parking Meters in Lot 26 (University of Arkansas)
January 22, 2020
Transit and Parking is testing some new parking meters that will accept credit cards in Lot 26. The meters still accept nickels, dimes and quarters, in addition to Mastercard, Visa and Discover cards. The old meters only accepted coins as payment.

Parking Fares Rise as University Updates System (Seattle University)
January 17, 2020
Parking in Seattle can be a hassle, but with a new system with the goal of updating the parking registration on campus, it just got a bit easier…but at a cost. In an effort to update the system for convenience and to stay in line with the area, last quarter saw some changes in the system used for the parking lots around campus. This includes a new online pass system that aims to reduce stress for users and make it easier to park on campus, but with a surge in prices.

'The Barnacle' Being Used at University of Houston to Deter Habitual Parking Violators
January 16, 2020
'The Barnacle' is a boot-like device that is placed on the windshield and blocks the driver's view. It costs about $75 to remove and you can do it from your phone.

ParkMobile Partners with the University of Georgia in Athens to Provide Smarter Parking Options Around Campus
January 14, 2020
ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the U.S., announced today the launch of service at the University of Georgia's main campus in Athens. Students and visitors will be able to use the ParkMobile app to easily pay for parking at 2,400 spaces across campus in both lots and decks.

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Rolls out New 'Self-Driving' Bus to Get Around Campus
January 14, 2020
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is getting its first self-driving bus, and some university staff got to try it out for the first time Tuesday.

Temple University Installs “Tap-And-Go” Systems in Two Parking Garages
January 9, 2020
Temple University’s office of parking services installed its first “tap-and-go” systems which enable entry and exit via OWLCards in the university’s garages, said Temple’s director of parking services, Karen Sherlock.

Indiana University Testing License Plate Cameras For Parking
December 30, 2019
Indiana University has started a yearlong test of using license plate reading cameras for parking regulation enforcement on its Bloomington campus.

Northeastern University Planing Changes for Garage After Multiple Tragedies
December 28, 2019
Northeastern University officials are planning to make changes at the parking garage where several recent tragedies have occurred, including the Christmas Day deaths of a mother and her two children.

University of Wyoming Trustees Select Parking Structure Architect, Wyo Hall Infrastructure Relocation Engineer
December 16, 2019
Two actions to help pave the way for construction of new student housing at the University of Wyoming have been taken by UW’s Board of Trustees. The board voted last week to authorize a contract with an architectural firm to design a multistory parking structure at the location of UW’s current Ivinson Avenue parking lot. And an engineering firm was selected to design the relocation of utility infrastructure to allow for demolition of Wyoming Hall.

New Downtown Parking Lot Benefits Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Community
December 16, 2019
Mount Vernon Nazarene University has a new parking lot in downtown Mount Vernon thanks to the Mount Vernon Development Company. The recently opened lot is located on the corner of South Gay and East Vine streets at the site of the former Mullendore building.

East End Garage Changes Planned for Spring Semester (Washington University in St. Louis)
December 11, 2019
Parking & Transportation Services at Washington University in St. Louis has been reviewing usage and functionality of the east end garage to ensure it is delivering the best experience to both permit holders and visitors.

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