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West Reading (Pa.) Preparing To Roll Out Private Parking Lot System
March 22, 2019
West Reading is close to rolling out a new parking program that officials say will create more parking spaces for the central business district. The plan is to phase in the program, starting in April, in time for the festival season, Mark Ratcliffe, West Reading Main Street manager, said Thursday. New businesses have increased demand for the approximately 130 on-street parking spaces, which are free but allow for only two-hour parking during most business hours, Ratcliffe said.

Does More (Buffalo, N.Y.) Development = Less Parking Downtown?
March 22, 2019
When downtown Buffalo was at its lowest, parking wasn't a problem. Now, with development and the Green Code not having mandatory parking requirements, the challenges are increasing.

Clinton County (N.Y.) To Revamp Parking Lot
March 22, 2019
As the City of Plattsburgh attempts to alter its downtown parking situation, Clinton County is doing the same. The main parking lot at the County Government Center will be revamped this summer in an effort officials say will create 45 more spaces.

Maine To Provide $5.1 Million In Subsidies To Give A Boost To Electric Car Sales
March 21, 2019
The state will use money it received in the Volkswagen settlement to fund the program, which also will include at least 50 vehicle charging stations.

New Charleston Airport Parking Garage Will Add More Than 2,000 Spaces
March 21, 2019
A new parking garage is being built at the Charleston International Airport, and it’s set to increase how many spaces are available by 50 percent. The five-level garage will add 2,400 parking spaces, which will take the grand total of spots from 4,183 to 6,583.

UNCC Parking Decks, Lots To Close For Basketball Tournament; Some Students Plan Protest
March 21, 2019
Students at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte pay hundreds of dollars to park on campus, but that won’t matter this weekend. They’re being told to move their vehicles because of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament.

New City Parking Ramp Opens Tuesday
March 21, 2019
Rochester’s (Minn.) newest municipal parking ramp is opening Tuesday. Located on the northwest corner of First Street and First Avenue southeast, the $31.4 million project features 630 parking stalls.

Council Makes Old Town Parking Pilot Permanent
March 21, 2019
(Alexandria, Va.) Council voted unanimously to make a pay-by-phone parking pilot permanent at its public hearing on Saturday. The pilot program, which has been controversial since its inception in 2016, allows residents in Old Town to petition for their block to have pay-by-phone parking. Since 2016, the program has been implemented on 13 blocks. Vehicles without residential parking stickers must pay for parking on these blocks through a mobile app.

Minnetonka Is Planning A Park In The Ridgedale Parking Lot
March 21, 2019
A corner of the sprawling Ridgedale Center parking lot in Minnetonka might be transformed into a park, with room for gardens, concerts and a farmers market.

Ekin Technology Shares Expertise on Smart Cities For Parking Talks
March 21, 2019
Akif Ekin shared his expertise on the Smart City topic, raising important questions about the readiness of city infrastructure and the features that are essential for both the driver and the municipality.

Plans For Removing Parking Spots Stalls
March 21, 2019
On the heels of student opposition to a plan to widen spaces and reduce parking spots in Merrimac Way Parking Lot, Orange Coast College (Costa Mesa, Calif.) administrators have apparently have put the brakes on the plan. Several student groups gathered for a College Council meeting Tuesday afternoon to protest the recent approval to widen parking spots located in the Merrimac Way Parking Lot.

Massachusetts Cities Partner With Draper, Miovision To Improve Traffic Safety
March 21, 2019
The Massachusetts cities of Cambridge and Somerville have launched initiatives to improve traffic safety by using technology to sense human activity on roadways. The cities partnered with technology companies Draper and Miovision on a pilot program for a high-traffic corridor between the two cities.

Norway Will Install The World’s First Wireless Electric Car Charging Stations For Oslo Taxis
March 21, 2019
Norway’s capital city of Oslo will be the world’s first metropolitan area to install wireless, induction-based charging stations for electric taxis, in a bid to make a zero-emission cab system by as early as 2023, according to Reuters. Norway wants to go even further than that, however, and is mandating that all new cars sold in the country be all-electric by 2025.

Shanghai Launches Smart City Program with MXC Blockchain Startup
March 21, 2019
China has a strong record of spearheading technological innovation, and it appears to be continuing the trend with its interest in blockchain and IoT supported Smart Cities. Recent developments indicate that the government of Yangpu – a district in the major Chinese city of Shanghai, has initiated an agreement with the MXC Foundation to drive the creation of an IoT-based Smart City.

Nassau County (N.Y.): Cracking Down On Accessible Parking Violators
March 21, 2019
Nassau police will begin cracking down on motorists who park illegally in handicapped accessible spots on county properties. The plan calls for increased monitoring and enforcement throughout the spring of county lots, including parks and other facilities, searching for drivers parked illegally in handicapped accessible spots.

Brainerd (Minn.) Public Schools: Tax Abatement To Fund District Parking Projects
March 21, 2019
Continuing with plans to move building projects forward in the Brainerd School District, the board of education approved a tax abatement program Monday, March 18, to help finance district parking lots and drop-off/pick-up areas at school facilities.

Panel Wants To Raise Parking Limit To 3 Hours
March 21, 2019
Members of the Transporation and Parking Committee agreed Wednesday that Evanston (Ill.) should raise the time limit for on-street metered parking across the city from two to three hours. Two hours has been the basic metered parking limit in the city for as long as anyone on the committee could remember.

Centro Comercial MAQ 1144 Chooses Park Assist
March 21, 2019
Park Assist has been awarded the Parking Guidance System (PGS) contract for the Centro Comercial MAQ 1144 in Mexico City.

Farewell Free Parking For 9th Sq. Tenants (New Haven, Ct.)
March 21, 2019
Free parking will soon be a perk of the past for tenants at a 335-unit Ninth Square apartment complex on the brink of changing hands. In response to the rate hike, the city’s parking authority has created a new “affordable housing” discount at a nearby garage that will soon transition from private to public ownership.

‘Sidewalks Are Now Blocked With Vehicles:' Illegal Parking A Major Problem A Sacred Heart University
March 21, 2019
Illegal parking at Sacred Heart University getting out of hand after the state banned private institutions from issuing parking citations. Sacred Heart Executive Director of Public Safety Gary MacNamara says it's been a problem since the law took effect in October and is only getting worse.

DC Groups Form Comprehensive Partnership For Smart Regional Growth
March 20, 2019
Three stakeholder groups in the Washington, DC area have come together to form the Greater Washington Smart Region Movement, a public-private partnership (P3) to identify and deploy smart city technology. The three founding organizations will spend the next several months engaging in a planning process to define the appropriate operations and governance structure to objectively prioritize projects, secure funding, select suppliers and ensure positive outcomes for citizens.

Key Bank, Nyack (N.Y.) Start Dialogue Over Disputed Parking Lot
March 20, 2019
Key Bank is ready to talk about the parking situation in its private lot. The day after The Journal News/lohud first reported that Mayor Don Hammond had pulled his personal accounts from the Nyack branch of Key Bank — and that he was considering pulling the village's $2.6 million, too, to protest the bank's policy of towing cars parked in its lot after hours — the bank's corporate offices reached out to start a dialogue with the village.

City's Valet Parking Makes Downtown (Montreal) Shopping, Dining Easier
March 20, 2019
It appears to have been one of the best-kept secrets in town: the city has been offering a valet parking service on weekends downtown for the last few weeks. One might have expected the Projet Montréal team, so often accused of being anti-car, to shriek this out from the top of Place Ville Marie.

Yellow Taxi Drivers Press Albany to Rollback Congestion Pricing
March 20, 2019
As state lawmakers consider a broader system of congestion pricing for New York City, a caravan of cabbies came to the Capitol on Wednesday to ask them to use the money it raises to roll back a fee on taxis that took effect last month.

Airport Parking In Honolulu Is Full, Travelers Urged To Get Dropped-Off
March 20, 2019
The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airports Division alerts travelers to get dropped off at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) over the Spring Break travel season through next week. The Terminal 1, Terminal 2 and International parking structures at HNL have reached capacity. While stalls tend to become available after 3 p.m. daily, passengers may save time arranging plans to get dropped off instead of parking.

New Long-Term Parking Lot to Open at LAX Airport
March 19, 2019
Say so long to Lot C, the cheap but often packed long-term parking facility at LAX. The large lot will close to new customers April 1. Those already parked there at the time will have till April 19 to remove their vehicles. In its place, meet Lot E, a new long-term lot that opens March 28. As with C, parking there will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

As Louisville Eyes Fast Cash From Parking Privatization, Other Cities Show Potential Risks
March 19, 2019
Scrambling to fill a $35 million budget shortfall in the next fiscal year, members of Louisville Metro Council are now considering the option of privatizing the city's parking assets estimated to be worth $170 million, which has the potential to bring in a large amount of cash quickly and make tax increases unnecessary. If Louisville does move toward parking privatization, it would not be alone among peer cities in the region over the past decade to consider such a plan to fill a short-term budget hole.

New Technology Increases Efficiency For Downtown (Rapid City, S.D.) Parking Enforcement
March 19, 2019
If you don't see a chalk line on your tire, but still have a parking ticket, it's probably not a mistake. Parking enforcement for the downtown area is getting a face lift with some new technology. New technology is being implemented to enforce downtown parking to make it more efficient.

City of Panama Has Awarded Parking Management Contract to Consorcio Panamá Parking, Powered by Pango and Hectronic
March 19, 2019
The City of Panamá has awarded a parking management contract to Consortium Panamá Parking to manage and regulate their on-street parking for the next 15 years. The Consortium Panamá Parking will be responsible for implementing a global parking management ecosystem that includes multi-space pay stations, digital residential permits, a pay-by-phone app, an integrated enforcement platform with ALPR vehicles and the towing service. The consortium has committed to a US$ 3,526,500 investment on equipment and operations setup.

Demand For Parking Grows In Dover (N.H.)
March 19, 2019
On most days, the city-owned Transportation Center parking lot at the downtown train station is vastly underutilized. There are core spots near the train station often used by daily train commuters. But there are whole chunks of the 400-vehicle capacity lot that are not used at all except for special events, like Apple Harvest Day. Underutilization of the parking lot has provided opportunities from downtown developers to obtain long-term leases as a way to its meet the city-mandated parking requirements for new developments.

Some Travelers Ask if the Nashville Airport's New Parking Garage Is Too Small
March 19, 2019
Parking problems at the airport in Nashville, Tennessee, are leaving some people asking: Why didn't they build a bigger garage? Fly Nashville sent an alert on Twitter that the new parking garage is all full: 2,200 spots taken. Jared Porter with the Nashville International Airport says two more parking garages are being built. One will add thousands of spots within the year.

City of Sarasota Installs Solar Panels on New Parking Garage
March 19, 2019
The St. Armands shopping district in Sarasota, Florida, is going solar. Well, the new parking garage is. The City of Sarasota is in the process of installing 98 solar panels on the third level. Staff said this will save the city more than $5,000 per year on electricity costs. There is a cost up front though. In total, the city said the panels are about $190,000. They'll be paid for with the parking garage fees and a special assessment tax.

Digital License Plates Could Be Coming to Texas
March 19, 2019
The digital age is in full swing, and now license plates could be the new thing to get an upgrade in Texas. Texas lawmakers are debating allowing digital license plates on vehicles. HB 1711 is set to go to the House transportation committee Wednesday.

To Curb Traffic, Cities Explore Implementing Congestion Pricing During Peak Hours
March 18, 2019
First adopted by Singapore in 1975, congestion pricing has slowly become a go-to solution for cities plagued by heavy traffic, and has since been successfully adopted in Stockholm, London and Milan. "“The basic idea is that you use tolls for the specific purpose of reducing traffic congestion," Michael Manville, an urban planning professor at UCLA, told NBC News.

Ketchikan (Alaska) Assembly OKs New Airport Parking Fees
March 18, 2019
Ketchikan International Airport fees on the town side will double starting July 1st to $2 a day. And airport parking on Gravina Island will go from $3 to $4 a day. The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly unanimously approved the recommended parking fee increase on Monday. Airport Manager Mike Carney told the assembly that the borough has struggled with parking for years.

A Small Nonprofit Has a Genius Idea on How to Turn Parking Lots Into Paradise
March 15, 2019
The Inukai Family Boys & Girls Club in Hillsboro, Oregon, sits about 20 miles west of Portland. As one of 10 Boys & Girls Clubs in the Portland Metro region, it provides after-school and summer programs for about 200 kids, most of whom come from low-income families. For the young people who attend, it's a chance to develop leadership skills and participate in a range of activities, from the visual and fine arts to STEM, finance and nutrition classes.

New Charleston Airport Parking Garage Will Add More Than 2,000 Spaces
March 21, 2019
A new parking garage is being built at the Charleston International Airport, and it’s set to increase how many spaces are available by 50 percent. The five-level garage will add 2,400 parking spaces, which will take the grand total of spots from 4,183 to 6,583.

Airport Parking In Honolulu Is Full, Travelers Urged To Get Dropped-Off
March 20, 2019
The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airports Division alerts travelers to get dropped off at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) over the Spring Break travel season through next week. The Terminal 1, Terminal 2 and International parking structures at HNL have reached capacity. While stalls tend to become available after 3 p.m. daily, passengers may save time arranging plans to get dropped off instead of parking.

Some Travelers Ask if the Nashville Airport's New Parking Garage Is Too Small
March 19, 2019
Parking problems at the airport in Nashville, Tennessee, are leaving some people asking: Why didn't they build a bigger garage? Fly Nashville sent an alert on Twitter that the new parking garage is all full: 2,200 spots taken. Jared Porter with the Nashville International Airport says two more parking garages are being built. One will add thousands of spots within the year.

New Long-Term Parking Lot to Open at LAX Airport
March 19, 2019
Say so long to Lot C, the cheap but often packed long-term parking facility at LAX. The large lot will close to new customers April 1. Those already parked there at the time will have till April 19 to remove their vehicles. In its place, meet Lot E, a new long-term lot that opens March 28. As with C, parking there will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Ketchikan (Alaska) Assembly OKs New Airport Parking Fees
March 18, 2019
Ketchikan International Airport fees on the town side will double starting July 1st to $2 a day. And airport parking on Gravina Island will go from $3 to $4 a day. The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly unanimously approved the recommended parking fee increase on Monday. Airport Manager Mike Carney told the assembly that the borough has struggled with parking for years.

Back To Drawing Board For Airport Parking Garage
March 16, 2019
The Albany County Airport Authority board won't be approving a contract to construct the airport's new parking garage when it meets this Monday to approve two other bids. That's because the lone bid came in at $18.4 million, raising the total cost of the garage project to $36.6 million, nearly $10 million over what the authority had planned to spend.

ParkCloud Strikes New Aeroporti di Roma (Italy) Contract After Bookings Double
March 13, 2019
Airport parking specialist ParkCloud has renewed its contract with Aeroporti di Roma (ADR). The renewal with the operator of the two major Rome airports follows a term of significant growth, when bookings almost doubled.

New Valet Parking Service Offered at Appleton International Airport (Wis.)
March 13, 2019
A new service offered at Appleton International Airport will make traveling a little bit easier. New valet parking eliminates the process of parking your car and walking out to a lot with your luggage when you return.

“By Taking A Data-Driven Approach, Airports Can Optimise Occupancy And Maximise Revenue Across Their Parking Facilities”
March 12, 2019
Just like a hotel room or aircraft seat, parking spaces are a perishable asset. Quite simply, if a parking space isn’t filled, it isn’t generating any revenue for that day. As Guy Barnes, Head of Global Sales, Parking, IDeaS, explains, if a parking space is filled at a low price when travellers are prepared to pay more, the airport misses out on the opportunity to capture additional revenue.

Raleigh-Durham International Airport Proposes Raising Parking Fees
March 12, 2019
RDU will soon vote on a plan that could increase parking fees at the airport.

Albany International Airport Officials Hope Parking Pains Will Be Temporary
March 11, 2019
When a new 1,000-car parking garage opens next year, it's expected to give Albany International Airport some breathing space as passenger boardings continue to increase. In the meantime, travelers may want to plan ahead, especially if they're traveling during peak periods.

Fresno Airport Approved For $35M Infrastructure Loan
March 5, 2019
Finding parking at Fresno Yosemite International Airport should become easier in the next few years, now that the city’s airport authority has received approval for a $35 million loan to build a parking garage. Officials announced late Monday that California State Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank had approved the loan for the three-level structure that will have 900 covered parking spaces.

Norfolk Airport To Build New Parking Garage, Save $600,000 Annually On Employee Shuttle
March 5, 2019
Norfolk International Airport is preparing to build a new long-term parking garage with 3,200 spaces on nine levels. The last time the airport built a covered parking area was in 2002 when it finished garage A. The airport issued a request for qualifications from general contractors interested in bidding on the project that’s expected to cost at least $60 million. A nine-story elevator and stair tower was previously built. Airport officials expect construction to start in July and be finished by mid-2021, according to the RFQ.

RFD Adds Valet Service To Airport Amenities
February 26, 2019
The Chicago Rockford International Airport will offer valet parking services for its customers beginning March 1.

Park Assist has been Awarded the Parking Guidance System Contract for Vancouver International Airport
February 26, 2019
Park Assist has been awarded the Parking Guidance System (PGS) contract for Vancouver International Airport (YVR), following a competitive bid process. Park Assist provides the leading PGS Solution to further elevate customer service experiences. Park Assist will be supplying YVR with M4 camera based smart-sensor powered technology. It will also be fully integrated with the PARCS system to add more seamless functionality.

Traffic, Parking Changes Underway At St. Pete-Clearwater Airport
February 25, 2019
As we head into spring break season, Bay Area airports are getting ready to welcome crowds of sun-seeking visitors. But if you're flying in or out of St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE), there are some traffic changes and lot closures to be aware of. Airport parking is affected, too. Right now, the ground transportation and short term lots are temporarily closed. Ground transportation and hotel shuttle providers will pick up passengers in front of the terminal. Drivers awaiting passenger pickup should use the cell phone or long term lots.

Ride Share Lot At O’Hare Shut Down Due To Congestion
February 25, 2019
The ride-share lot at Chicago’s O’Hare airport was shut down Monday due to congestion. WGN Investigates first explored the problem of congestion at the ride-share staging area earlier this month. Drivers say the problem is only getting worse and are not optimistic there will be a solution.

Airport Grant To Enable Parking System
February 22, 2019
The Greater Rochester International Airport has been awarded a grant to install a garage parking guidance system. The $499,000 state Department of Transportation grant will enable the airport to construct a parking guidance system inside the airport ramp garage.

Raleigh-Durham Airport Partners With IDeaS For Parking System
February 18, 2019
The Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority has teamed up IDeaS Revenue Solutions to implement a demand-based car parking system aimed at improving the customer experience and optimising space.

Car Drop And Go, New Innovative Parking Product Coming To Edinburgh Airport
February 18, 2019
An innovative new service which uses the latest technology will put valet parking at heart of Edinburgh Airport’s parking approach to use its space more efficiently.

Parking Providers Say DFW Airport Is Using 'Unfair' Fees To Push Them Out
February 14, 2019
Private park-and-go services say DFW International Airport is imposing unfair fees to price them out of competing with its own parking options. Leaders of three off-site parking providers — FreedomPark, Park 'N Fly and The Parking Spot — raised their concerns Thursday at a meeting of the airport's board of directors.

Brexit: Parking Lorries At Dublin Airport Considered To Avoid Traffic Jams
February 13, 2019
The Department of Transport is exploring whether it can park lorries at one of Dublin Airport’s long-term car parks to avoid possible traffic jams on routes into Dublin Port after Brexit.

Airport Director Explains Abrupt Reversal Of Hopkins’ Pickup, Drop-Off Rules To Cleveland (Ohio) City Council
February 11, 2019
Cleveland Hopkins Airport Director Robert Kennedy was summoned before City Council on Monday afternoon to explain the city’s unexpected reversal of controversial new drop-off and pickup procedures at the airport.

Councils Plan New Multi-Storey Car Park At Manchester Airport
February 11, 2019
Councils across Greater Manchester (England) are planning to invest more than £50m in the construction of a multi-storey parking facility at Manchester Airport. The 10 local authorities are already shareholders in the airport and will contribute equally to build a new ‘drop and go’ facility adjacent to the Terminal 2. The new car parking facility will be able to accommodate approximately 7,500 cars.

Self-Driving Cars And Clogged City Streets Highlight The Need For Efficient Regulation
March 18, 2019
As world economies grow, new cities rise and existing urban boundaries expand, caused by people rising out of poverty and migrating en masse to cities in search of a better living. In the U.S., there are record-low unemployment rates and steady auto sales. This adds thousands of vehicles to streets and highways – frequently creating traffic jams and reducing the overall speed of movement during peak hours.

San Francisco Approves Tax On Uber, Lyft Rides To Fix Streets, Reduce Traffic
March 17, 2019
A measure that would tax rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft for each ride was approved by San Francisco officials. The city plans to put the measure on the November ballot to be decided by voters. San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin is behind the proposal. Peskin says the fee would raise about $30 million dollars to help the city pay for everything from street re-surfacing to traffic enforcement to replacing traffic lights.

Fear Factor Persists Toward Robotic Cars
March 17, 2019
Seven in 10 Americans don’t want to go anywhere near self-driving cars. The portion of Americans who fear autonomous vehicles — 71 percent in AAA’s latest survey — is virtually unchanged from a year ago and up eight percentage points from 2017. While public skepticism isn’t new, its consistency is noteworthy. Last year’s survey, in which 73 percent expressed anxiety about self-driving cars, came out just nine weeks after an autonomous test vehicle operated by Uber Technologies Inc. killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona.

How TomTom Is Evolving For Autonomous Vehicles
March 17, 2019
To many, TomTom is a brand synonymous with satellite navigation (“Sat Nav”) devices plastered to car windshields. But behind the scenes, the Dutch mapping company has been building a veritable arsenal of navigation data and high definition (HD) maps as it gears up for the battle to power the connected, autonomous cars of tomorrow.

Cities Rethink Parking As Ride-Hailing Grows And Parking Revenue Declines
March 14, 2019
As Lyft and Uber race toward IPOs this spring, Americans are relying on the ride-hailing services more than ever, and as a result, city parking garages and airport parking lots are a bit emptier. A new study published in the Journal of Transportation and Land Use aims to understand how parking demand is changing as people opt to hitch a ride and leave their cars at home.

Boston Launches Pilot Program For Pick-Up/Drop-Off Location In Fenway
March 14, 2019
The city has officially begun to test if designated areas for pick-ups and drop-offs will ease traffic congestion and prevent double parking in travel lanes — launching a pilot program Thursday that will send Uber and Lyft rides in the neighboring area of Kilmarnock and Boylston Street in Fenway to assigned zones.

DC Metro to Partner with Ride-Hailing, Taxi Companies for Late-Night Service
March 14, 2019
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) issued a request for proposals (RFP), calling for ride-hailing and taxi companies to provide discounted late-night, on-demand transportation in a one-year pilot program.

Uber Puts Its Money Behind Congestion Pricing
March 14, 2019
Despite New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio getting on board with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s congestion pricing proposal for Manhattan’s central business district, the plan to fund the ailing Metropolitan Transportation Authority by enacting a toll for drivers entering Manhattan below 61st Street still faces some pushback from within the state Legislature – particularly from suburban lawmakers whose constituents would likely be most affected when driving into the city.

Lyft Adds Denver Transit Information to App
March 14, 2019
Lyft is partnering with Denver's Regional Transportation District (RTD) to begin featuring nearby transit options on the Lyft app. In the "Transit" section of the app, users will be able to find nearby bus and rail stops, walking directions to those stops and transit schedules, as well as the locations of Lyft scooters and shared rides.

Ford Is Expanding Its Self-Driving Vehicle Program To Austin
March 13, 2019
Ford is preparing to open an autonomous vehicle program in Austin as the automaker continues to ramp up testing ahead of launching a self-driving taxi and delivery service in 2021, according to sources familiar with the development.

Malcolm Gladwell: Self-Driving Vehicles Could Make Traffic Worse, Pose Cybersecurity Risk
March 12, 2019
The world’s most innovative companies are betting billions of dollars that self-driving Opens a New Window. vehicles will revolutionize the way humanity travels, but some critics, including best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell, warn the promising technology Opens a New Window. poses serious risks without proper oversight and regulation.

GM Is Doubling The Staff For Its Self-Driving Car Business
March 12, 2019
General Motors is ramping up its autonomous vehicle business. According to Reuters, the company is planning to hire 1,000 people over the next nine months to work on Cruise, a GM subsidiary that develops self-driving car technology. The hiring spree would double the amount of staff currently under the Cruise umbrella and would mark a major investment in autonomous efforts.

Most Drivers Say “0 Stars” to Rideshare. So, Who’s in the Backseat?
March 12, 2019
In a survey of American drivers regarding on-demand transportation preferences, nearly sixty percent of respondents did not express having a favorite service. Is there a war on rideshare, and if so, why don’t all Americans fall into the same camps? The data team at Insurify found a handful of fascinating insights into who’s riding in the backseat, and who’s opting out.

Self-Driving Cars Could Soon Navigate the World via Micropayments
March 10, 2019
With autonomous vehicles already debuting on our roads and in our airspace, you've probably grown accustomed to the idea of a new future for mobility. But what you may not have wrapped your head around yet is that these vehicles could create a whole new marketplace that makes transportation safer, greener and more efficient.

Robots Behind the Wheel: Self Driving Cars are Inevitable
March 9, 2019
Self-driving cars are the future, but there is still some uncertainty on how long it will take to get there and what that future looks like. That's the conclusion from a panel discussion at South by Southwest. Hundreds of people showed up for the session on "Self-Driving Cars: The Future is When?" featuring Chris Urmson, CEO of Aurora Innovation and Malcolm Gladwell, author and host of the "Revisionist History" podcast.

Uber Death Leaves Unanswered Questions About Self-Driving Cars
March 8, 2019
A year after the first fatality caused by a fully self-driving car, questions about liability in the event of a death involving the cars are still completely up in the air. Officials announced earlier this week that Uber won't face criminal charges in the death of a pedestrian struck and killed by one of its self-driving cars nearly a year ago in Tempe, Arizona.

A New Study Finds A Potential Risk With Self-Driving Cars: Failure To Detect Dark-Skinned Pedestrians
March 6, 2019
The list of concerns about self-driving cars just got longer. In addition to worrying about how safe they are, how they’d handle tricky moral trade-offs on the road, and how they might make traffic worse, we also need to worry about how they could harm people of color.

Impatient Car-Parkers Spell Trouble Ahead for Driverless Cars
March 6, 2019
Self-parking is now so common that it can be fitted to a Ford Fiesta. The technology can identify a suitable parking space, and steer the car in, while the driver controls the accelerator and brake. But a survey by the online motor retail specialist BuyaCar.co.uk has discovered that around two thirds of drivers have only tried out their car’s ‘park assist’ feature a handful of times, before deciding it’s too slow.

Waymo Starts Selling Sensors to Lower Cost of Self-Driving Cars
March 6, 2019
Alphabet Inc.’s self-driving car unit, Waymo, is getting into the sensor business. Waymo is set on Wednesday to begin selling the laser-mapping sensors used on its driverless vehicles to other companies—as long as the customers don’t compete with its core robotaxi business. The sensors, known as lidar, shoot lasers off objects to determine what’s nearby. The next generation of warehouse robots, security systems, and even autonomous tractors could all be built with this technology.

Uber Not Criminally Liable In Fatal 2018 Arizona Self-Driving Crash: Prosecutors
March 5, 2019
Uber Technologies Inc is not criminally liable in a March 2018 crash in Tempe, Arizona, in which one of the company’s self-driving cars struck and killed a pedestrian, prosecutors said on Tuesday.

L.A. Plan Could Make Driving, Ride-Sharing More Expensive
March 5, 2019
Driving in Los Angeles can become even more expensive. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority recently approved measures that will look into congestion pricing and installing “mobility fees” on ride-sharing companies and other mobility transport, such as electric scooters.

Pittsburgh's Rules For Autonomous Vehicle Testing Less Stringent Than California's
March 4, 2019
Companies testing autonomous vehicles in Pittsburgh will have to immediately report crashes resulting in any injuries as part of new guidelines announced Monday intended to boost public confidence in the testing after a deadly accident in Arizona last year.

Autonomous Vehicles: A Pandora's Box Of Safety Issues?
March 4, 2019
Today, Pandora’s box represents a source of troubles. The idea that we do not always know how something we have started may end, nor fully recognize the consequences of our actions. Already, in the new digital landscapes, cybersecurity has come to the forefront. But at what point are we sure that we are not opening Pandora’s box with the mainstream adoption of autonomous vehicles?

$8.7M Driverless Shuttle Project Proposed For Altamonte Springs
March 4, 2019
A bill proposed in the Florida Legislature would bring a smart corridor with autonomous vehicles to Altamonte Springs. Rep. Scott Plakon (R-Longwood) filed HB 4043, which would provide $2 million in Florida Department of Transportation funding for an $8.7 million project. Further, the city of Altamonte Springs will provide $500,000 for the project, while a joint private partner will provide the remaining $6.2 million.

Tesla's Promise Of 'Full-Self-Driving' Angers Autonomous Vehicle Experts
March 2, 2019
Tesla is selling its cars with the option of "full self-driving capability," a feature that's drawing criticism from experts on self-driving technology. They say CEO Elon Musk is playing fast and loose with definitions, overselling the technology and potentially creating safety issues.

Lyft, No. 2 In Rideshare Market, Offers Financial Details For Upcoming IPO
March 1, 2019
On March 1 Lyft released its prospectus for its upcoming initial public offering. The rideshare company, which has given over one billion rides and claims over 18 million active riders, actually filed for its IPO in December. However, the newly-released prospectus or S1 form for the SEC includes detailed accounting of Lyft’s performance, including a reported $911 million annual loss in 2018.

Uber, Lyft Drivers May Be Able To Buy IPO Shares, WSJ Reports
February 28, 2019
The Wall Street Journal reports that Uber and Lyft may be offering some of their drivers a chance to buy IPO shares. It's typically incredibly difficult for ordinary investors and employees to buy IPO shares.

BMW, Daimler Will Work Together On Autonomous Vehicles For Mid-2020s
February 28, 2019
Wherever that cliche saying about how "If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together," came from, it needs an update. At least, it does according to BMW and Daimler, which announced today that they will work together on self-driving vehicles in order to bring them to market by the mid-2020s. So, if you want to go without a driver, go together with the Germans. Or something like that.

The Race To Become The All-In-One Transport App
February 27, 2019
As new transportation options like bike and scooter rental services proliferate, ride-hailing companies are rushing to outfit their mobile apps with as many services as possible, including public transit.

L.A. May Tax Uber And Lyft Rides To Curb Traffic Congestion
February 26, 2019
Transportation officials are considering a tax on Uber and Lyft rides in Los Angeles County, saying the Bay Area tech companies don’t pay their fair share to maintain public streets and exacerbate congestion in a traffic-choked region.

We'll Have To Wait Before Autonomous Vehicles Are Mainstream, CEO Of Softbank's ARM Says
February 26, 2019
It's going to be "a while" before self-driving cars become mainstream, the CEO of ARM Holdings told CNBC Tuesday. "It is a phenomenally hard problem to anticipate what a car could do under absolutely any set of circumstances," Simon Segars, who was speaking at CNBC's Karen Tso at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, added.

Singapore Wants Self-Driving Cars To Help Its Aging Society
February 26, 2019
It may look like a giant robotic bug but the MooAV could be the car of the future. Made by startup MooVita, it's one of dozens of autonomous vehicles being put to the test at a special center in Singapore that aims to advance the development of self-driving car technology.

Amazon Keeps On Truckin’ With Autonomous Vehicle Investments
February 25, 2019
On Feb. 15, a day after reporting on Amazon’s rejection of New York City as the site for H2, The New York Times focused on the positive with an article highlighting the e-tailer’s expanding portfolio of transportation investments. Amazon has recently invested $700 million in Tesla competitor Rivian and $530 million in Aurora, an autonomous driving startup.

Ride Share Lot At O’Hare Shut Down Due To Congestion
February 25, 2019
The ride-share lot at Chicago’s O’Hare airport was shut down Monday due to congestion. WGN Investigates first explored the problem of congestion at the ride-share staging area earlier this month. Drivers say the problem is only getting worse and are not optimistic there will be a solution.

Lyft's New Feature Asks Riders to Walk a Few Blocks for Cheaper Fare
February 21, 2019
Lyft launched a new Shared Saver feature Thursday that banks on the assumption that riders are willing to walk a couple blocks to save a couple bucks.

Tesla Will Release Fully Self-Driving Cars In 2019 — With A Big Asterisk
February 21, 2019
Tesla remains on-track to release a fully self-driving car before the end of 2019, company co-founder and CEO Elon Musk confirmed. The feature will represent a major milestone in the company's quest for autonomy, but it will come with an equally major catch.

Orlando, FL To Deploy First Autonomous Shuttles
February 21, 2019
Autonomous shuttle service will begin in the spring in Lake Nona, a small community within the city of Orlando, FL. The vehicle testing and pilot deployment will be led by a new Florida-based mobility company, Beep.

How Self-Driving Cars Might Transform City Parking
February 20, 2019
Autonomous vehicles could transform parking as well as driving, new research suggests. Parking lots could house more driverless cars than human-driven ones, but autonomous vehicles could also lead to nightmarish gridlock if they slowly cruise the streets waiting for their owners, instead of paying to park.

Apple Sheds Light On Safety Of Its AV Program
February 20, 2019
For years, Apple has gone to lengths to keep its self-driving endeavors under wraps. On Wednesday, the tech giant moved its autonomous-vehicle program into the spotlight. Apple submitted documents to NHTSA, the nation's top auto safety regulator, that describe the nature of the company's testing program, its approach to safety and a broad outline of how it ensures its self-driving system is working properly.

Study: Bike-Share Programs Affect Transit Ridership
February 19, 2019
Introducing bike-share to a city correlates with an increase in light and heavy rail ridership, but a drop in bus ridership, according to a study from researchers at the University of Kentucky.

5 Autonomous Cars Trends Everyone Should Know About In 2019
February 18, 2019
Every major automobile manufacturer is heavily investing in self-driving technology, and 2018 saw many pilot schemes taken onto highways and city roads. By the end of 2019, we may not all being chauffeured around town by robots as we sit in the back and catch up with our Facebook friends, but we will certainly be significantly closer than we are today.

Lyft Founder: Our Goal Is To Eliminate Car Ownership
February 18, 2019
Lyft co-founder and president John Zimmer is committed to eliminating car ownership and expanding the company's services to include bikes, scooters and self-driving cars.

Uber Sues NYC Over New Cap On Rideshare Cars
February 15, 2019
Uber is suing over the city’s cap on ride-share cars, claiming that the move unlawfully stifles competition. The suit was filed Friday afternoon and claims that the city cap, which went into effect in August, is anti-competitive and has had a negative effect on ridership outside of Manhattan.

Ford And VW Firming Up Autonomous Driving Alliance Valued At $4 Billion
February 15, 2019
Ford Motor Co. and Volkswagen are getting closer to an agreement to co-develop autonomous vehicles within the collaboration deal they announced last January that would involve the German automaker taking a stake in Ford start-up Argo AI

Waymo’s Autonomous Vehicles Leave Apple In The Dust
February 15, 2019
The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) this week released the disengagement reports for companies testing autonomous vehicles on public roads in California. The data, captured between Nov. 31, 2017 through Dec. 1, 2018, found that 48 companies reported driving 2 million miles in autonomous mode on California roads and highways.

Tesla Reports No Autonomous Miles In California Again – What Does It Mean For ‘Full Self-Driving’?
February 13, 2019
Tesla’s ‘Autonomous Mode Disengagement’ report for 2018 has been released by the California DMV. It shows that the automaker is still not officially testing fully autonomous driving in California. That’s despite CEO Elon Musk saying that the California-based company is aiming to have its ‘full self-driving capability’ ready this year and running its own employee “full self-driving program”.

Technology Advances Help Autonomous Vehicles See Around Corners
February 13, 2019
There have been many imaging advances with autonomous vehicles, as the technology moves towards wider implementation. One technological challenge and an areas linked to enhanced safety, is the ability to see around corners.

Rideshare Company Lyft Offers Electric Car “Green Mode” Option
February 12, 2019
Uber competitor Lyft has introduced a new “Green Mode” options for users of its rideshare network that will allow passengers to choose to ride in an electric car.

Taxi Use Is Plummeting In DC As Rideshare Use Skyrockets
February 12, 2019
Numbers released by AAA Mid-Atlantic show the use of traditional taxis in DC has plummeted in a relatively short period of time. AAA says as recently as the 2015 fiscal year passengers still made 18.1 million trips by taxi in the city. By fiscal year 2018 that number had plummeted by around 44% to 10.2 million rides. Meanwhile AAA says use of ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft has gone up even faster than use of taxis has gone down – and the net result is more traffic congestion.

Illegal Uber Drivers Should Lose Cars The Minute They Are Charged, Says Hong Kong Lawmaker Calling For Crackdown On Ride-Hailing Service
February 11, 2019
Drivers caught using their cars to work for illegal ride-hailing apps such as Uber should have their vehicles seized the moment they are charged, the transport sector representative in Hong Kong’s legislature proposed on Monday.

Uber’s Bikesharing Service Is Eating Into Its Regular Business
February 11, 2019
When Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi noticed how bikesharing schemes were gaining in popularity, he wanted a piece of the action. The company started by partnering with Jump in San Francisco at the beginning of 2018 before acquiring the startup a few months later in April. The tie-up meant Uber riders could find available electric bikes via the Uber app, offering users the opportunity of “a convenient, environmentally friendly ride even in dense cities where space is limited and roads can be congested,” as the company described it.

Autonomous Vehicles Face Years Of Problem-Solving
February 10, 2019
In the world of autonomous vehicles, Pittsburgh and Silicon Valley are bustling hubs of development and testing. But ask those involved in self-driving vehicles when we might actually see such vehicles carrying passengers in every city, and you will get an almost-universal answer: No time soon.

West Reading (Pa.) Preparing To Roll Out Private Parking Lot System
March 22, 2019
West Reading is close to rolling out a new parking program that officials say will create more parking spaces for the central business district. The plan is to phase in the program, starting in April, in time for the festival season, Mark Ratcliffe, West Reading Main Street manager, said Thursday. New businesses have increased demand for the approximately 130 on-street parking spaces, which are free but allow for only two-hour parking during most business hours, Ratcliffe said.

City's Valet Parking Makes Downtown (Montreal) Shopping, Dining Easier
March 20, 2019
It appears to have been one of the best-kept secrets in town: the city has been offering a valet parking service on weekends downtown for the last few weeks. One might have expected the Projet Montréal team, so often accused of being anti-car, to shriek this out from the top of Place Ville Marie.

Some Residential Streets In Detroit May Soon Require Parking Permits
March 18, 2019
Over the last couple years, the city’s Planning and Development Department has been pushing the redevelopment of commercial corridors across Detroit’s neighborhoods. Most recently, it announced $125 million in funding towards a variety of projects, like a shared street design in Mexicantown. While many of these improvements have the potential to enliven these corridors and bring more amenities to locals, they would also bring a separate, unwanted consequence for locals: cars.

Park It Or Ticket: City Of Liberty (Texas) Enforces No Parking Of Large Vehicles On Public Property
March 17, 2019
During the Liberty City Council meeting on March 12, council members approved a motion to amend a city ordinance that prohibits the parking of commercial vehicles on city streets.

Coronado City (Calif.) Council Adopts Parking Policy For Counter-Oriented Food Establishments
March 15, 2019
Nearly 100 minutes of the two hour and 45 minute Coronado City Council meeting of Tuesday, March 5, 2019, was devoted to the discussion and eventual adoption of an administrative procedure that would address parking for counter-oriented food establishments in the city. The council was seeking to define and clarify a gray area in the city’s Orange Avenue Specific Plan. At the heart of the issue is the city’s requirement that retail establishments have one parking per each 500 square feet of space they occupy. Restaurants are required to have one parking space for every 100 square feet of space. In theory, more relaxed city parking requirements for restaurants might tip the balance of the number of retail establishments vs. restaurant operations currently doing business in Coronado.

Intelligent Imaging Systems Installs Truck Parking Signs in Ohio
March 15, 2019
Intelligent Imaging Systems (IIS) is now providing state departments of transportation with its IIS Smart Parking solutions for trucks at rest stops. Installations were recently completed in Ohio as part of the Mid America Association of State Transportation Officials (MAASTO) initiative, which unites eight Midwestern states in the nation’s first Regional Truck Parking Information Management System (TPIMS).

City-Parish Looking For Residential, Commercial Redevelopment Ideas For Buchanan Garage (Lafayette, La.)
March 13, 2019
The Buchanan Street Parking Garage is one step closer to being redeveloped after it was closed due to safety concerns in October. Development and Planning Director Danielle Breaux said requests for proposals to develop the property are going out. She said the Lafayette Consolidated Government is seeking proposals that could include residential components, a hotel, office space or a combination of uses while preserving some parking.

New Valet Parking Service Offered at Appleton International Airport (Wis.)
March 13, 2019
A new service offered at Appleton International Airport will make traveling a little bit easier. New valet parking eliminates the process of parking your car and walking out to a lot with your luggage when you return.

Redondo Beach’s (Calif.) Long-Contemplated Plan For Underground Parking In Riviera Village Finally Has A Price Tag. But Is It Too High For The City?
March 13, 2019
The long-contemplated idea of building an underground parking structure in Redondo Beach’s Riviera Village, where parking is continually an issue, finally has a price tag. But whether the city can afford it is another question.

Beloved Chicago Valet Searches for Answers After Spot Taken Away
March 12, 2019
A longtime downtown Chicago valet is looking for a new job after his spot was unexpectedly taken away – a move that left him and the businesses he serves searching for answers. Carlos Valencia, who works for Metropolitan Valet, has been parking cars at 43 E. Oak St. for more than 25 years and is beloved by the business owners and shoppers he has spent decades working with.

Parking Meters on Abbot Kinney?
March 12, 2019
The Abbot Kinney Merchants Association and the City of Los Angeles are exploring the idea of bringing parking meters to the iconic street. “For many years we have been encouraging the City to explore improvements to increase and optimize parking on Abbot Kinney Blvd. We also now see the need to add space for micro transit such as bikes, motorcycles, scooters, ect. The obvious starting point was to add meters to increase turnover rates,” the merchants association wrote in a letter circulated to surrounding neighbors last month.

New Haven (Conn.) Hotel Developer Sues City’s Zoning Board Over Parking Issues
March 12, 2019
The Graduate New Haven Hotel, which was denied a special exception for reduced parking, has sued the Board of Zoning Appeals, characterizing the panel’s vote in February as “unreasonable, arbitrary, capricious, illegal and an abuse of discretion.”

Parking At Disneyland? Mickey & Friends Gets Sensors And Another Garage Is Under Construction
March 8, 2019
It’s no secret to anyone who goes to Disneyland regularly that parking there can be tough. A new garage is under construction adjacent to the existing one that will provide 6,500 spaces when it opens. Visitors can see the new escalators under construction that will bring park-goers down from the upper floors — and a pedestrian bridge will allow them to walk over Magic Way into Downtown Disney. But, meanwhile, Disney is also working to beef up its existing parking, especially since more people than ever are expected to arrive for the advent of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in June.

(Nashville, Tenn.) Business Fights Developer To Save Parking Spaces
March 7, 2019
A local business fighting against a big time developer to save parking in Midtown. Parking near Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital is typically at a premium, and that is especially true for other businesses in the area. But pretty soon a developers is going to get rid of this surface lot and build, you guessed it, a new hotel.

(El Dorado, Ariz.) City and Downtown Groups Working to Solve Parking Problems
March 3, 2019
The city is working with downtown groups to alleviate ongoing parking problems that have reportedly worsened within the past several weeks in the Union Square District.

Mixed-Use Building With Parking Ramp Takes A Step Forward In Downtown Fargo
March 1, 2019
A mixed-use building that would add another parking ramp to downtown Fargo, along with more commercial space and apartments, is moving ahead.

Salinas (Calif.) Ups Its Parking Rates For Downtown Garages As The Business Community Spasms.
February 28, 2019
Nothing like the promise of success to bring a community together. And nothing like the higher costs that success promises to bring to tick that community off. That was the case Feb. 19, when Salinas City Council approved increases for downtown parking garage fees.

Parking Strategy Will Heavily Shape Birmingham's (Ala.) CRE Future
February 28, 2019
There’s a saying in real estate that “a building is only as good as its parking.” That philosophy may become even more important in the next few years, after one of the most significant periods of real estate activity in downtown Birmingham’s history. Local commercial real estate professionals say several parking-related issues are critical to address if the city is to build on its recent momentum and continue to attract more residents and businesses. They say even if there aren’t immediate solutions, it’s important for the business community to start the conversation of how to make sure parking doesn’t hinder future growth in Birmingham.

Brooklyn Community Board Turns To Giant Planters To Prevent Tractor Trailers From Illegally Parking
February 28, 2019
It’s a creative way to curb parking problems in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn. Giant planters are keeping big rigs off some local streets, but members of the community say more are needed.

City (Sarasota, Fla.) Addresses St. Armands Parking Questions
February 28, 2019
Businesses are raising concerns about employee parking permits, but city officials believe the new paid parking system is working well

RFD Adds Valet Service To Airport Amenities
February 26, 2019
The Chicago Rockford International Airport will offer valet parking services for its customers beginning March 1.

Parking Ban Withdrawn After Outcry
February 22, 2019
After public outcry, local (Leominster, Mass.) lawmakers are withdrawing a proposal that would have prohibited the overnight parking of commercial vehicles in residential areas.

Upper West Side (N.Y.) Residents, Merchants Say They’ve Had Enough Of Delivery Drivers Hogging Parking Spaces For Hours At A Time
February 21, 2019
There seems to be a delivery dilemma on the Upper West Side. Drivers say Fresh Direct trucks are hogging the prime parking spots, forcing them to double-park, CBS2’s Dave Carlin reported Thursday.

Santa Fe Railyard Parking Shifted To Drive Evening Business
February 20, 2019
The city Parking Division is giving motorists another free hour of evening parking on streets in and around the Santa Fe Railyard District as part of an effort to draw more customers after normal business hours.

Salinas (Calif.) City Council Approves Downtown Parking Rate Increases, But Businesses Aren't Happy
February 20, 2019
Salinas City Council unanimously approved increases of Oldtown parking rates Tuesday aimed at addressing sustained operational losses for the city. The controversial move has drawn some ire from businesses, however, who say increased fees for parking will drive out customers.

Braintree (Mass.) Tries To Ease Weymouth Landing Parking
February 18, 2019
Braintree is working on several measures to ease parking in the Weymouth Landing commercial district. Braintree Mayor Joseph Sullivan said he is working on measures to ease parking problems in the Weymouth Landing area, including the parking area behind the Landing 53 apartment complex.

Tallahassee (Fla.) City Considers Alternative Sites For Midtown Parking Garage After Residents Complain
February 18, 2019
More parking is needed for Midtown. That’s been undisputed by city planners, politicians and area merchants for nearly a decade. But where?

Car Drop And Go, New Innovative Parking Product Coming To Edinburgh Airport
February 18, 2019
An innovative new service which uses the latest technology will put valet parking at heart of Edinburgh Airport’s parking approach to use its space more efficiently.

Wheeling (W.Va.) Traffic Commission Wants To Replace Unnecessary Loading Zones With Parking Meters
February 18, 2019
Downtown Wheeling may see the addition of several new parking meters after the city’s Traffic Commission voted to remove three loading zones at its most recent meeting. In a unanimous vote, the commission approved a request to remove commercial loading zones and replace them with one-hour parking meters at three sites on Main and Market streets.

Industry City (N.Y.) Leaders Want To Install More Massive Planters To Curb Illegal Truck Parking
February 15, 2019
Sunset Park civic gurus blessed Industry City honchos’ scheme to install more giant planters outside the sprawling commercial hub, in an effort to stop big rigs from illegally parking on streets surrounding it.

Gettysburg (Pa.) Parking Rules Revamp Forthcoming
February 13, 2019
Changes in rules concerning reserved parking spaces by businesses in Gettysburg took a step toward reality Monday.

After Concerns Raised, Allentown (Pa.) Council Delays Vote On Proposed Parking Meter Changes Around PPL Center
February 13, 2019
Allentown City Council tabled a bill Wednesday that would allow event rates to be charged at parking meters around PPL Center after expressing concerns about the rates, the effect on residents and the prospect of giving too much power to the Parking Authority.

Parking Regulations Will Shape Downtown Loveland's (Colo.) Economy And Culture, City Council Says
February 12, 2019
Parking: It's not just about usage and inventory. The Loveland City Council discussed Tuesday night how its choices about downtown parking management strategies will likely impact the city's downtown culture and economic health.

St. Armands Parking Garage Opens, Paid Meters Go Online
February 12, 2019
A new parking garage opened Tuesday in St. Armands Circle in Sarasota (Fla.). The garage adds 400 new parking spaces at the circle. But it comes at a price: you now will have to pay for parking. Many on the circle don’t seem to mind having to pay.

Valet Parking Could Help Combat ‘Fear’ Of Parking Downtown (Mount Vernon, Ohio)
February 12, 2019
A little over a month ago, David Stein got nervous. He knew there would soon be 500 people coming to downtown Mount Vernon for the Woodward Opera House’s grand opening. He knew many would be coming from out of town – for some, it would be their first time in Mount Vernon. And he knew of a local concern often brought up during discussions about the developing downtown district – the perceived lack of parking. So, per usual, Stein had an idea.

Council Approves New Parking Ordinance
February 12, 2019
Assistant City Attorney Atasi Bhavsar explained to the City Council that this was a request made by the Odessa (Texas) Police Department asking them to approve an ordinance that would ban the parking of commercial motor vehicles from parking in commercial areas.

N.J. Town Considering Radical Plan To Improve Parking
February 11, 2019
A Bergen County town is considering limiting when businesses can receive deliveries. But what is best for business? As CBS2's Meg Baker found out Monday, it depends on who you ask. Trying to find a parking spot in downtown Ridgewood can be like finding a needle in a haystack. "Parking is the favorite topic in the downtown. We have 104 restaurants. We have a lot of retailers," Ridgewood Mayor Ramon Hache said.

Burlingame Officials Approve Disallowing Overnight Parking
February 11, 2019
To combat parking congestion issues on along Carolan Avenue near Rollins Road, Burlingame (Calif.) officials agreed to prohibit leaving cars on city streets overnight in the small industrial stretch.

Yellow Taxi Drivers Press Albany to Rollback Congestion Pricing
March 20, 2019
As state lawmakers consider a broader system of congestion pricing for New York City, a caravan of cabbies came to the Capitol on Wednesday to ask them to use the money it raises to roll back a fee on taxis that took effect last month.

To Curb Traffic, Cities Explore Implementing Congestion Pricing During Peak Hours
March 18, 2019
First adopted by Singapore in 1975, congestion pricing has slowly become a go-to solution for cities plagued by heavy traffic, and has since been successfully adopted in Stockholm, London and Milan. "“The basic idea is that you use tolls for the specific purpose of reducing traffic congestion," Michael Manville, an urban planning professor at UCLA, told NBC News.

Self-Driving Cars And Clogged City Streets Highlight The Need For Efficient Regulation
March 18, 2019
As world economies grow, new cities rise and existing urban boundaries expand, caused by people rising out of poverty and migrating en masse to cities in search of a better living. In the U.S., there are record-low unemployment rates and steady auto sales. This adds thousands of vehicles to streets and highways – frequently creating traffic jams and reducing the overall speed of movement during peak hours.

San Francisco Approves Tax On Uber, Lyft Rides To Fix Streets, Reduce Traffic
March 17, 2019
A measure that would tax rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft for each ride was approved by San Francisco officials. The city plans to put the measure on the November ballot to be decided by voters. San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin is behind the proposal. Peskin says the fee would raise about $30 million dollars to help the city pay for everything from street re-surfacing to traffic enforcement to replacing traffic lights.

Boston Launches Pilot Program For Pick-Up/Drop-Off Location In Fenway
March 14, 2019
The city has officially begun to test if designated areas for pick-ups and drop-offs will ease traffic congestion and prevent double parking in travel lanes — launching a pilot program Thursday that will send Uber and Lyft rides in the neighboring area of Kilmarnock and Boylston Street in Fenway to assigned zones.

Uber Puts Its Money Behind Congestion Pricing
March 14, 2019
Despite New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio getting on board with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s congestion pricing proposal for Manhattan’s central business district, the plan to fund the ailing Metropolitan Transportation Authority by enacting a toll for drivers entering Manhattan below 61st Street still faces some pushback from within the state Legislature – particularly from suburban lawmakers whose constituents would likely be most affected when driving into the city.

Malcolm Gladwell: Self-Driving Vehicles Could Make Traffic Worse, Pose Cybersecurity Risk
March 12, 2019
The world’s most innovative companies are betting billions of dollars that self-driving Opens a New Window. vehicles will revolutionize the way humanity travels, but some critics, including best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell, warn the promising technology Opens a New Window. poses serious risks without proper oversight and regulation.

Moovit Partners with SpotHero to Simplify Commuting and Reduce Congestion in San Francisco
March 12, 2019
Moovit, the leading Mobility as a Service (MaaS) provider and the world’s #1 urban mobility app today announced a partnership with SpotHero, the #1 marketplace and mobility platform for off-street parking in North America. The partnership will make it even easier for Moovit users to drive, park and ride public transit on their daily commutes using SpotHero’s network of parking facilities. The San Francisco Bay Area is the first market for the partnership.

Some US Cities Consider Implementing Congestion Fees
March 11, 2019
While traffic is a headache for many drivers, it can be even more of a time suck if you live or work near a big city. Add to that the potential influx of driverless cars in the near future and congestion problems could get even worse. One possible solution for helping curb urban traffic is for cities to start charging congestion fees. Interestingly enough, those in public policy, urban planning, and academic fields have been advocating this idea for years.

Boston Mayor's Transportation Plan Would Lower Speed Limits, Increase Fees On Rideshare To Ease Traffic, Congestion
March 7, 2019
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is rolling out a new transportation plan in an effort to alleviate traffic and congestion in the city.

L.A. Plan Could Make Driving, Ride-Sharing More Expensive
March 5, 2019
Driving in Los Angeles can become even more expensive. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority recently approved measures that will look into congestion pricing and installing “mobility fees” on ride-sharing companies and other mobility transport, such as electric scooters.

Comprehensive Parking and Traffic Planning for Mystic (Conn.) Needed
March 3, 2019
No one who has been in downtown Mystic on a summer weekend can deny the village suffers from traffic congestion. The sheer volume of vehicles converging on the historic seaside community, along with the sometimes fierce competition for a dearth of parking spaces, can make the scant half-mile trip between the Mystic train station and Bank Square a test of patience.

Growing Metros Need Tech, Transit to Reduce Congestion
February 28, 2019
A new report released by traffic analysis firm INRIX highlights the 25 most congested cities in the U.S., and experts in some of those locales see opportunities to get smarter about how they manage the flow of traffic.

Los Angeles Metro To Vote On Ride-Hailing Tax, Congestion Pricing
February 28, 2019
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will discuss adding a tax to ride-hailing trips at a board meeting today, according to the Los Angeles Times. Metro staff would like the board of directors to approve a study about instating a ride-hailing tax, along with one on congestion pricing, according to a Metro blog post.

New York City Council Members Renew Call For Residential Parking Permits
February 28, 2019
With congestion pricing on the horizon, a number of City Council members has renewed the call to create a residential parking permit system in northern Manhattan.

Hoboken Raises Street Parking Prices, Makes Travel Easier Around The City
February 27, 2019
Hoboken officials are revamping some parking rules around the city and have put an effort to make traveling and parking around the city a little earlier. Starting Monday, the price of parking could increase per hour depending on where you are in Hoboken.

Boost for Congestion Pricing in Manhattan as de Blasio Supports Cuomo Plan
February 26, 2019
Mayor Bill de Blasio threw his support behind congestion pricing on Tuesday as the best option to raise money for New York City's failing subway, announcing an unusual alliance with Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, his frequent rival, to fix the system. Their joining forces could give congestion pricing momentum as state lawmakers debate whether to embrace Cuomo's proposal to toll cars entering the busiest parts of Manhattan.

L.A. May Tax Uber And Lyft Rides To Curb Traffic Congestion
February 26, 2019
Transportation officials are considering a tax on Uber and Lyft rides in Los Angeles County, saying the Bay Area tech companies don’t pay their fair share to maintain public streets and exacerbate congestion in a traffic-choked region.

Congestion Charges And Parking Levies: The Plans To Tackle Traffic In Cambridge (UK)
February 26, 2019
A congestion charge is one of a number of plans put forward to tackle traffic in Cambridge - and city bosses want to know what you think. So far ideas put forward by the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) include introducing parking levies, congestion charges and restricting car access to specific roads or during peak periods.

Free Parking: Is It The Secret Ingredient In NYC’s Traffic Problem?
February 21, 2019
After floundering for more than a decade, it seems 2019 may finally be the year New York approves a congestion pricing plan. But one element in the great traffic debate has gotten less attention: parking policy. If it makes sense to charge cars to drive on the city’s busiest streets, thereby discouraging auto use and speeding up traffic, wouldn’t it make sense to do something similar for parking?

Angled Parking to Return to Wall Street?
February 18, 2019
A new proposal from the Parking Authority would bring angled parking back to Wall Street. According to Kathryn Hebert, director of transportation, parking and mobility for the Norwalk Parking Authority, the proposal would add 13 additional spaces — four on Main Street, three on River Street and six on Wall Street — and convert the existing parallel spots on the downtown streets to angled, back-in spaces.

The Gridlock Over Congestion Pricing
February 15, 2019
Ever since Democrats in New York won big victories in the 2018 elections, there has been hope that 2019 would be the year when congestion pricing would finally pass in the state Legislature. Democrats control both houses of the Legislature for the first time in decades. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has taken up the cause with increasing urgency.

The Promise of Congestion Pricing
February 13, 2019
This week, New York City implemented a congestion pricing scheme for vehicles travelling south of 96th Street in Manhattan. For the uninitiated, congestion pricing is a policy that charges drivers for driving into a certain area — usually the central business district of a city, where traffic is the worst.

Congestion Pricing: SF Considering A Fee To Drive Downtown
February 13, 2019
San Francisco officials are contemplating tolls to drive along busy arteries downtown, where traffic crawls so slowly that cars spend much of the journey sitting.

Cuomo Hits the Bullseye with Congestion Pricing Push
February 13, 2019
The prospects for congestion pricing in New York City have brightened considerably, thanks to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s full-out endorsement of the strategy and his decision to provide for it in his recently-released state budget proposal.

Taxi Use Is Plummeting In DC As Rideshare Use Skyrockets
February 12, 2019
Numbers released by AAA Mid-Atlantic show the use of traditional taxis in DC has plummeted in a relatively short period of time. AAA says as recently as the 2015 fiscal year passengers still made 18.1 million trips by taxi in the city. By fiscal year 2018 that number had plummeted by around 44% to 10.2 million rides. Meanwhile AAA says use of ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft has gone up even faster than use of taxis has gone down – and the net result is more traffic congestion.

Airbus Poll: Public Split On Flying Cars
February 11, 2019
As companies explore the potential to use flying cars or other small air-borne vehicles as a solution to urban congestion, a new poll finds that 44% of the public is in favor of Urban Air Mobility (UAM). The survey was released by Airbus UTM, a group working on traffic management policies for airspace.

UK Seeks Ideas On Adding Rapid Transit To More Cities, Towns
February 11, 2019
The British government is calling for evidence and ideas on how the United Kingdom can better use light rail and other forms of mass transit, what the benefits would be to the environment, economy and congestion, and potential challenges associated with it.

Self-Driving Cars Could Actually Make Congestion Much Worse
February 10, 2019
Where does your self-driving car go after it has dropped you off? That's the question Adam Millard-Ball set out to answer in his latest research — and the results of his investigation could throw cold water on some of the promised benefits of self-driving cars.

Maine To Provide $5.1 Million In Subsidies To Give A Boost To Electric Car Sales
March 21, 2019
The state will use money it received in the Volkswagen settlement to fund the program, which also will include at least 50 vehicle charging stations.

Norway Will Install The World’s First Wireless Electric Car Charging Stations For Oslo Taxis
March 21, 2019
Norway’s capital city of Oslo will be the world’s first metropolitan area to install wireless, induction-based charging stations for electric taxis, in a bid to make a zero-emission cab system by as early as 2023, according to Reuters. Norway wants to go even further than that, however, and is mandating that all new cars sold in the country be all-electric by 2025.

New York City Says Electric Cars Are Now The Cheapest Option For Its Fleet
March 18, 2019
Electric cars are expensive. The sticker price for electric vehicles (EVs) has historically exceeded that for comparable gasoline cars. But that’s less true every month. The arrival of cars like Kia’s $33,145 electric Soul, GM’s $36,620 Bolt, and Tesla’s $35,000 Model 3—not to mention the $23,800 Smart EQ—have pushed the price of top-reviewed EVs below the median price for cars in the US. And that’s before thousands of dollars in state and federal incentives. Yet the total cost of ownership can be far cheaper for all-electrics—which is of particular interest to fleet owners, including municipal governments. While average car buyers look at the sticker price, fleet owners focus on lifetime costs (maintenance, fuel, and ancillaries).

Advocates Pressing For More Electric Car Charging Stations
March 18, 2019
Environmental advocates are pressing for an increase in the infrastructure needed to support electric vehicles in Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Sierra Club credited state building regulators this week for adopting new provisions in the state building code that will require at least one “EV-Ready space” in any new commercial construction with more than fifteen parking spaces.

Kia Becomes Latest Automaker To Partner With Amazon For Electric Car Charging Stations
March 14, 2019
Kia announced that it is partnering with Amazon to sell and install electric car charging stations — becoming the second automaker to get onboard with the online retail giant becoming a charging station hub.

N.C. Bill Aims to Expand ‘Free Market’ for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
March 14, 2019
Hook up your RV at a North Carolina campground or charge your boat at a marina, and you’ll pay for the electricity you consume. Plug in your electric car at a charging station, and you’ll pay for the time you spend at the outlet.A new bill introduced in the North Carolina General Assembly this week could change that, allowing charging stations — just like campgrounds and marinas — to resell kilowatt-hours originally purchased from an electric utility.

An Inconvenient Truth For The Global Auto Industry: Electric Cars Are Not Selling In 2019
March 13, 2019
As global automakers rush to introduce new battery electric vehicles (BEVs,) an inconvenient truth is emerging: someone has to buy them. With so much focus on the race to secure raw materials to produce lithium-ion batteries and on Tesla's hourly/daily/weekly production rates at its single assembly plant in Fremont, CA, the demand side of the equation seems to have been forgotten.

Sumitomo Buys Nordic Parking Lot Operator Q-Park From KKR
March 12, 2019
Japanese trading house Sumitomo Corp has agreed to buy Q-Park Nordics, the largest Nordic parking lot operator, from U.S. investment fund KKR, hoping to benefit from an acceleration towards electric vehicles. Sumitomo announced the agreement on Tuesday but gave no financial details. A source familiar with the deal said it was worth about 400 million euros ($450 million). KKR declined to comment.

Nashville Can Fine For Illegal Parking And Operation Under New Electric Scooter Rules
March 6, 2019
The Metro Council voted Tuesday to further regulate electric scooters in Nashville, including fining riders when they illegally park and operate scooters. The ordinance, sponsored by Councilman Jeremy Elrod, seeks to address issues that have come up with scooters as their presence continues to grow in the city.

Utilities Rev Up the Electric Vehicle Renaissance
March 5, 2019
Utilities are emerging as a key player in the global race to deploy electric vehicles. Not only do they provide the ‘fuel’ — electricity — they’re also increasingly investing in, and championing, vehicle electrification. By doing so, the Edison Electric Institute says, utilities can achieve a ‘quadruple win’ - making better use of existing grid assets, pleasing customers, cutting costs, and reducing environmental impact.

New Haven (Conn.) Pushing For Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
March 5, 2019
The Board of Alders Monday authorized Mayor Toni Harp to conduct a $15,000 study on the potential for roadside electric vehicle charging stations with money provided by Avangrid, parent company of The United Illuminating Co.

More Than 800 New Electric Vehicle Charging Outlets Coming To New Jersey
February 28, 2019
New Jersey will spend $3.2 million to build 827 electric vehicle charging outlets across the state, more than doubling the number of places motorists can go to recharge their cars, officials announced Thursday.

India Approves $1.4 Billion Electric Vehicle Incentive Scheme
February 28, 2019
India’s cabinet has approved a scheme to spend $1.4 billion to subsidize sales of electric and hybrid vehicles as part of efforts to curb pollution and reduce dependency on fossil fuels.

Electric Cars Will Cause Roads to Crumble, Economist Theorizes
February 26, 2019
To fix the potholes and crumbling roads, federal, state, and local governments rely on fuel taxes, which raise more than $80 billion a year and pay for around three-quarters of what the US spends on building new roads and maintaining them. I recently purchased an electric car, the Tesla Model 3. While swerving down a particularly rutted highway in New York, the economist in me began to wonder, what will happen to the roads as fewer and fewer cars run on gasoline? Who will pay to fix the streets?

No One Else Built Charging Stations, So Automakers Will Do It
February 26, 2019
Just a few years ago, automakers had a largely uniform response to questions about the construction of refueling stations for electric vehicles: “Not my job.” Today, they’re starting to realize that no one else is going to build stations at the scale needed to stimulate sales of battery-powered cars, so they’ll have to do it themselves.

Warren Buffett: “Electric Cars Are Very Much in America’s Future”
February 25, 2019
American electric car manufacturers just got a powerful vote of confidence. With tax credits for buying an electric vehicle going away and some of America’s most powerful corporations working hand-in-hand with the fossil fuel industry, it may be hard to fathom electric cars ever overtaking their gas-guzzling counterparts. But in billionaire investor Warren Buffett’s opinion, a proliferation of electric cars is almost inevitable.

Bill Allows State To Operate Electric Car Charging Stations
February 21, 2019
State agencies would be able to operate charging stations for the growing number of electric vehicles on Virginia roads under legislation approved by the General Assembly on Thursday.

Mayor Seeks To Make Seattle “EV-Ready”
February 20, 2019
Equipping all new buildings in the city with electric vehicle charging stations is one of the mayor’s 12 climate action priority goals.

Missouri Utility Program To Build More Electric Car Chargers
February 18, 2019
A Missouri utility is planning to spend more than $4 million over five years to encourage the construction of more charging stations for electric cars statewide. The Missouri Public Service Commission recently approved Ameren Missouri's pilot program to offer incentives to groups looking to build electric car chargers for public use, the Columbia Daily Tribune reported.

3 Myths You Should Know About Electric Vehicles In The U.S.
February 18, 2019
With clear benefits and increasing availability, there are consumers who are hesitant to switch to electric vehicles. What are three myths about electric vehicles that consumers need to know in 2019? Which startups are developing solutions to make the transition to electric vehicles easier?

Town Of Tonawanda (N.Y.) Installing Electric-Vehicle Charging Stations
February 18, 2019
The powers that be in Tonawanda are energized about a plan to set up seven charging stations for electric vehicles in the town.

Futuristic 2019 Hyundai Nexo Showcases Company's Technological Prowess
February 13, 2019
Hyundai's Nexo stands out from the emerging wave of electric cars by being a limited-production fuel-cell vehicle — essentially an electric vehicle that produces its power onboard and has water as its only emission. We spent a couple of weeks driving the Nexo, and we're impressed with its driving range, ride quality, and self-parking ability.

Maryland To Spend Millions On Electric Cars, Buses and Charging Stations Using Volkswagen Settlement Money
February 13, 2019
Maryland announced on Wednesday detailed plans for spending its $75.7 million share of the Volkswagen settlement. Much of the money will go toward efforts to electrify transportation throughout the state.

No Plugs Needed: How Wireless Charging Could Set Electric Cars Free
February 13, 2019
Electric cars have several advantages over gas guzzlers, but having to plug them in every day isn’t one of them. The good news is that you may not need to – all electric cars could soon come with wireless chargers.

Rideshare Company Lyft Offers Electric Car “Green Mode” Option
February 12, 2019
Uber competitor Lyft has introduced a new “Green Mode” options for users of its rideshare network that will allow passengers to choose to ride in an electric car.

The Race Towards Electric
February 11, 2019
It’s becoming clearer and clearer that we’re at the start of an electric revolution. Fluctuating fuel prices increased environmental protection efforts, and new technology are all pointing toward a bright future for electric cars. It feels like every day there is yet another announcement from a leading brand about their expansion into electric vehicles. It’s only a matter of time before one manufacturer claims the crown and reigns over the market.

Mease Countryside Hospital (Safety Harbor, Fla.) Opens New Parking Garage
March 13, 2019
With the recent opening of a 952-space parking garage and elevated pedestrian walkway, Mease Countryside Hospital has completed the first phase of its $156 million expansion project that will allow the hospital to better serve the growing community.

(Nashville, Tenn.) Business Fights Developer To Save Parking Spaces
March 7, 2019
A local business fighting against a big time developer to save parking in Midtown. Parking near Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital is typically at a premium, and that is especially true for other businesses in the area. But pretty soon a developers is going to get rid of this surface lot and build, you guessed it, a new hotel.

Fraser Health (Surrey, Canada) Considers Changing How You Pay For Hospital Parking
February 27, 2019
Fraser Health is considering a better way to charge for parking at hospitals. At a public board meeting on Tuesday, chair Jim Sinclair told Surrey residents staff are looking at updating the current system in which one pays for an estimated amount of time when one arrives, in favour of paying for the amount of time you have stayed when you are ready to leave.

University Hospital's Latest Bid To Improve Parking Chaos
February 21, 2019
University Hospital Coventry (England) has made a change to their parking fees, in a bid to improve the parking chaos. A new ANPR parking system was introduced and went live on January 14, but has seen a number of problems for patients and visitors.

Work Begins On $15.8M Parking Garage For Children's Hospital
February 17, 2019
Work has begun on a $15.8 million parking garage at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Contractor Brasfield & Gorrie says it is building the five-level 517-space parking deck, which will be located next to an expansion of the medical center's Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital.

Part 1 Of Hospital Expansion Plans Comes To Fayetteville (Ga.) Council Feb. 21
February 17, 2019
A proposal that would expand parking on Piedmont Fayette Hospital’s northwest side is expected to come up for a vote before the Fayetteville City Council Feb. 21. It had its first reading before the council on Feb. 7.

Centro Comercial MAQ 1144 Chooses Park Assist
March 21, 2019
Park Assist has been awarded the Parking Guidance System (PGS) contract for the Centro Comercial MAQ 1144 in Mexico City.

Shanghai Launches Smart City Program with MXC Blockchain Startup
March 21, 2019
China has a strong record of spearheading technological innovation, and it appears to be continuing the trend with its interest in blockchain and IoT supported Smart Cities. Recent developments indicate that the government of Yangpu – a district in the major Chinese city of Shanghai, has initiated an agreement with the MXC Foundation to drive the creation of an IoT-based Smart City.

Norway Will Install The World’s First Wireless Electric Car Charging Stations For Oslo Taxis
March 21, 2019
Norway’s capital city of Oslo will be the world’s first metropolitan area to install wireless, induction-based charging stations for electric taxis, in a bid to make a zero-emission cab system by as early as 2023, according to Reuters. Norway wants to go even further than that, however, and is mandating that all new cars sold in the country be all-electric by 2025.

City's Valet Parking Makes Downtown (Montreal) Shopping, Dining Easier
March 20, 2019
It appears to have been one of the best-kept secrets in town: the city has been offering a valet parking service on weekends downtown for the last few weeks. One might have expected the Projet Montréal team, so often accused of being anti-car, to shriek this out from the top of Place Ville Marie.

City of Panama Has Awarded Parking Management Contract to Consorcio Panamá Parking, Powered by Pango and Hectronic
March 19, 2019
The City of Panamá has awarded a parking management contract to Consortium Panamá Parking to manage and regulate their on-street parking for the next 15 years. The Consortium Panamá Parking will be responsible for implementing a global parking management ecosystem that includes multi-space pay stations, digital residential permits, a pay-by-phone app, an integrated enforcement platform with ALPR vehicles and the towing service. The consortium has committed to a US$ 3,526,500 investment on equipment and operations setup.

Bengalureans, Parking Your Vehicle On The Street? You’ll Have To Pay For It Soon
March 17, 2019
Citizens of Bengaluru (India) will soon have to pay for all street parking, even if it is in front of their house on the street. The proposed Management and Maintenance of Parking Rules, 2018, which has received the Cabinet’s nod, will make all forms of street parking payable. It will come into place after the Model Code of Conduct for the Lok Sabha polls is lifted. It will also increase revenue for the government.

New Long-Term Contract Entered Into by TMA Tech and Scheidt & Bachmann
March 14, 2019
TMA Tech and Scheidt & Bachmann have marked the ten-year anniversary of their relationship by signing an exclusive long-term agreement for Australia. Anthony Karam, Chief Executive Officer of TMA Tech said: ‘TMA Tech is delighted to enter into a new long-term agreement with Scheidt & Bachmann which reflects a deeper commitment to ensuring the on-going success of our customers in the Australian parking market.’

REM Planners Try To Quell Suburban Fears Over Reduced Parking
March 14, 2019
The reduction of more than 5,000 parking spaces initially forecast for Réseau express métropolitain (REM) stations (Canada) is raising fears among suburban mayors that commuters may opt to drive downtown rather than use the light-rail network.

ParkCloud Strikes New Aeroporti di Roma (Italy) Contract After Bookings Double
March 13, 2019
Airport parking specialist ParkCloud has renewed its contract with Aeroporti di Roma (ADR). The renewal with the operator of the two major Rome airports follows a term of significant growth, when bookings almost doubled.

On-Street Parking Rates Under Scrutiny By City of Ottawa
March 12, 2019
The City of Ottawa could reduce free on-street parking or raise rates if a study determines motorists should be paying more to park their vehicles in areas where there are pay machines. Ottawa parking rules are under scrutiny because it has been 10 years since the city adopted the current municipal parking management strategy. A patchwork of on-street parking rules, especially across central commercial areas, is under the microscope as the city attempts to update the parking strategy and change the way rates are set.

Sumitomo Buys Nordic Parking Lot Operator Q-Park From KKR
March 12, 2019
Japanese trading house Sumitomo Corp has agreed to buy Q-Park Nordics, the largest Nordic parking lot operator, from U.S. investment fund KKR, hoping to benefit from an acceleration towards electric vehicles. Sumitomo announced the agreement on Tuesday but gave no financial details. A source familiar with the deal said it was worth about 400 million euros ($450 million). KKR declined to comment.

North Civic Body Approves New Terms For Allotment Of Parking Sites
March 11, 2019
The North Delhi (India) Municipal Corporation’s Standing Committee has approved changes to the terms and conditions for allotment of parking sites to contractors on a licence-fee basis. The changes deal with unauthorised parking, the use of technology in different aspects, tender requirements, and norms to be followed with regard to markings at the site.

Scores Of Parking Meters Vandalized In Kelowna (Canada)
March 8, 2019
Around 300 parking meters in Kelowna’s downtown core were damaged earlier in the week, according to police.

Tel Aviv's Towering Parking Prices
March 5, 2019
The financial statements of Levinstein Properties give an overview of the enormous price of a parking spot in central Tel Aviv office towers.

Work On Multilevel Car Parking Lot Begins
March 4, 2019
Work on a multilevel car parking and commercial complex at Gandhi Maidan in Chandni Chowk (India) and a fully automated puzzle car parking at Lajpat Nagar began on Tuesday. The North Delhi Mayor, Adesh Gupta, present at the event said that the project at Chandni Chowk is coming up at a cost of ₹1,000 crore through a Public Private Partnership (PPP) model and the corporation will not have to spend any money.

India Approves $1.4 Billion Electric Vehicle Incentive Scheme
February 28, 2019
India’s cabinet has approved a scheme to spend $1.4 billion to subsidize sales of electric and hybrid vehicles as part of efforts to curb pollution and reduce dependency on fossil fuels.

Gangs Use Vacuum Cleaners To Steal (London, UK) Parking Meter Cash
February 27, 2019
Criminals have been targeting machines in affluent Kensington and Chelsea, bagging tens of thousands of pounds in loose change. Councillors in the west London borough said £120,000 has been stolen in the past year. They urged drivers to pay via app or by phone.

Fraser Health (Surrey, Canada) Considers Changing How You Pay For Hospital Parking
February 27, 2019
Fraser Health is considering a better way to charge for parking at hospitals. At a public board meeting on Tuesday, chair Jim Sinclair told Surrey residents staff are looking at updating the current system in which one pays for an estimated amount of time when one arrives, in favour of paying for the amount of time you have stayed when you are ready to leave.

Park Assist has been Awarded the Parking Guidance System Contract for Vancouver International Airport
February 26, 2019
Park Assist has been awarded the Parking Guidance System (PGS) contract for Vancouver International Airport (YVR), following a competitive bid process. Park Assist provides the leading PGS Solution to further elevate customer service experiences. Park Assist will be supplying YVR with M4 camera based smart-sensor powered technology. It will also be fully integrated with the PARCS system to add more seamless functionality.

Congestion Charges And Parking Levies: The Plans To Tackle Traffic In Cambridge (UK)
February 26, 2019
A congestion charge is one of a number of plans put forward to tackle traffic in Cambridge - and city bosses want to know what you think. So far ideas put forward by the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) include introducing parking levies, congestion charges and restricting car access to specific roads or during peak periods.

Singapore Wants Self-Driving Cars To Help Its Aging Society
February 26, 2019
It may look like a giant robotic bug but the MooAV could be the car of the future. Made by startup MooVita, it's one of dozens of autonomous vehicles being put to the test at a special center in Singapore that aims to advance the development of self-driving car technology.

Staying Street Smart: Parking Technology In UK Cities
February 26, 2019
Paul Moorby, CEO Chipside, discusses how parking technology will help streamline transport digitisation in the next steps towards smart city adoption.

University Hospital's Latest Bid To Improve Parking Chaos
February 21, 2019
University Hospital Coventry (England) has made a change to their parking fees, in a bid to improve the parking chaos. A new ANPR parking system was introduced and went live on January 14, but has seen a number of problems for patients and visitors.

Establish Rules To Manage Data Collected From Smart City Technology, Toronto Councillor Urges
February 20, 2019
Toronto needs rules and regulations to govern the collection and managing of data from smart cities including the one Sidewalk Labs has in mind, says a city councillor who has launched a plan calling for a new policy.

Union Urges Scottish Councils To Rule Out Workplace Parking Tax
February 20, 2019
Scotland’s largest trade union has urged councils to rule out introducing a car parking tax, claiming the “regressive” policy amounts to “taxing workers for turning up to work”.

Car Drop And Go, New Innovative Parking Product Coming To Edinburgh Airport
February 18, 2019
An innovative new service which uses the latest technology will put valet parking at heart of Edinburgh Airport’s parking approach to use its space more efficiently.

Brexit: Parking Lorries At Dublin Airport Considered To Avoid Traffic Jams
February 13, 2019
The Department of Transport is exploring whether it can park lorries at one of Dublin Airport’s long-term car parks to avoid possible traffic jams on routes into Dublin Port after Brexit.

London And Helsinki CDOs Sign Digital Declaration On Smart Cities And Data Ethics
February 13, 2019
London’s chief digital officer Theo Blackwell and his Helsinki counterpart Mikko Rusama have today signed a ‘city to city digital declaration’, which will see both cities work together to share ideas on artificial intelligence, open data and other smart city initiatives.

London’s Famed Brutalist Parking Garage To Be Demolished
February 12, 2019
Brutalism may very well be seeing a resurgence, but that hasn’t saved its concrete forebears from the wrecking ball. London’s Welbeck Car Station is the latest Brutalist gem to be on the chopping block, after the Westminster Council approved a plan to demolish the famed structure and build a luxury hotel in its place.

Illegal Uber Drivers Should Lose Cars The Minute They Are Charged, Says Hong Kong Lawmaker Calling For Crackdown On Ride-Hailing Service
February 11, 2019
Drivers caught using their cars to work for illegal ride-hailing apps such as Uber should have their vehicles seized the moment they are charged, the transport sector representative in Hong Kong’s legislature proposed on Monday.

9 In 10 Van Drivers Say Britain’s Parking Crisis Makes Them Stressed
February 11, 2019
Britain’s van drivers are suffering from stress, anxiety and depression because of inadequate parking and poorly-maintained roads. The survey of 2,000 van drivers by Mercedes-Benz Vans showed that 90 percent of them feel the UK has a parking problem.

UK Seeks Ideas On Adding Rapid Transit To More Cities, Towns
February 11, 2019
The British government is calling for evidence and ideas on how the United Kingdom can better use light rail and other forms of mass transit, what the benefits would be to the environment, economy and congestion, and potential challenges associated with it.

Councils Plan New Multi-Storey Car Park At Manchester Airport
February 11, 2019
Councils across Greater Manchester (England) are planning to invest more than £50m in the construction of a multi-storey parking facility at Manchester Airport. The 10 local authorities are already shareholders in the airport and will contribute equally to build a new ‘drop and go’ facility adjacent to the Terminal 2. The new car parking facility will be able to accommodate approximately 7,500 cars.

New Long-Term Contract Entered Into by TMA Tech and Scheidt & Bachmann
March 14, 2019
TMA Tech and Scheidt & Bachmann have marked the ten-year anniversary of their relationship by signing an exclusive long-term agreement for Australia. Anthony Karam, Chief Executive Officer of TMA Tech said: ‘TMA Tech is delighted to enter into a new long-term agreement with Scheidt & Bachmann which reflects a deeper commitment to ensuring the on-going success of our customers in the Australian parking market.’

OnAirParking.com Will Give Free Parking Extensions to Travelers on St. Patrick's Day, Help Curb Drunk Driving Incidents
March 14, 2019
Airport parking reservation company OnAirParking.com will give up to 24 hours of free parking extensions to travelers on St. Patrick’s Day to celebrate the holiday and prevent incidents of drunk driving.

Moovit Partners with SpotHero to Simplify Commuting and Reduce Congestion in San Francisco
March 12, 2019
Moovit, the leading Mobility as a Service (MaaS) provider and the world’s #1 urban mobility app today announced a partnership with SpotHero, the #1 marketplace and mobility platform for off-street parking in North America. The partnership will make it even easier for Moovit users to drive, park and ride public transit on their daily commutes using SpotHero’s network of parking facilities. The San Francisco Bay Area is the first market for the partnership.

Sumitomo Buys Nordic Parking Lot Operator Q-Park From KKR
March 12, 2019
Japanese trading house Sumitomo Corp has agreed to buy Q-Park Nordics, the largest Nordic parking lot operator, from U.S. investment fund KKR, hoping to benefit from an acceleration towards electric vehicles. Sumitomo announced the agreement on Tuesday but gave no financial details. A source familiar with the deal said it was worth about 400 million euros ($450 million). KKR declined to comment.

The AJC Names AmeriPark a Winner of the Atlanta Top Workplaces
February 22, 2019
AmeriPark, LLC. has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2019 honor by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

Groupe PSA Strengthens its Position in the Mobility Market with the Acquisition of TravelCar
February 11, 2019
Two years after its equity investment in the start-up, Groupe PSA is strengthening its expertise and reaffirming its strategy in new mobility solutions by acquiring TravelCar.

Does More (Buffalo, N.Y.) Development = Less Parking Downtown?
March 22, 2019
When downtown Buffalo was at its lowest, parking wasn't a problem. Now, with development and the Green Code not having mandatory parking requirements, the challenges are increasing.

Clinton County (N.Y.) To Revamp Parking Lot
March 22, 2019
As the City of Plattsburgh attempts to alter its downtown parking situation, Clinton County is doing the same. The main parking lot at the County Government Center will be revamped this summer in an effort officials say will create 45 more spaces.

Council Makes Old Town Parking Pilot Permanent
March 21, 2019
(Alexandria, Va.) Council voted unanimously to make a pay-by-phone parking pilot permanent at its public hearing on Saturday. The pilot program, which has been controversial since its inception in 2016, allows residents in Old Town to petition for their block to have pay-by-phone parking. Since 2016, the program has been implemented on 13 blocks. Vehicles without residential parking stickers must pay for parking on these blocks through a mobile app.

Demand For Parking Grows In Dover (N.H.)
March 19, 2019
On most days, the city-owned Transportation Center parking lot at the downtown train station is vastly underutilized. There are core spots near the train station often used by daily train commuters. But there are whole chunks of the 400-vehicle capacity lot that are not used at all except for special events, like Apple Harvest Day. Underutilization of the parking lot has provided opportunities from downtown developers to obtain long-term leases as a way to its meet the city-mandated parking requirements for new developments.

West Palm Beach Improving The Way You Park At Garages
March 18, 2019
If you dread dealing with parking in downtown West Palm Beach on a busy day, the city says you are about to have a much easier time with it. Parking administrator Ed Davis said his team is working on improvements, some of which will be launching at downtown parking garages soon.

Park It Or Ticket: City Of Liberty (Texas) Enforces No Parking Of Large Vehicles On Public Property
March 17, 2019
During the Liberty City Council meeting on March 12, council members approved a motion to amend a city ordinance that prohibits the parking of commercial vehicles on city streets.

Cortez (Colo.) Working Through Land Use Code Update
March 16, 2019
The Cortez City Council has completed the first of three work sessions to review an update to the city’s land use code. On March 12, City Planner Tracie Hughes guided City Council through a brief overview of the update with specific details on zoning districts, land uses and design standards. The next session will cover signage, parking, landscaping and subdivisions, and the final workshop will cover administrative processes and public feedback. The city will subscribe to EnCode Plus, an internet-based document presentation service that will allow the public to search for keywords and will include parking and landscaping calculators to help developers find out what certain projects would require.

(Fayetteville, Ark.) Parking Options Studied
March 14, 2019
Downtown Fayetteville would end up with more parking spaces than it has now, but in a different spot, if voters approve building an arts corridor, according to a study released Tuesday. The parking lot west of the Walton Arts Center could be replaced with a civic space if voters approve a nearly $32 million bond issue to build an arts corridor. Of that, $10 million would be used to build replacement parking for the 290 spaces that would be lost.

Greeley (Colo.) Plans Meetings Ahead of Downtown Parking Changes
March 14, 2019
As Greeley’s public works department prepares for upcoming changes to downtown parking, city officials plan to host meetings and discussions with residents. The changes are scheduled to start April 1, according to a news release. The city plans to use license plate recognition technology and the Passport Parking services and app to implement the changes.

Construction Causing Parking Nightmare For VCU Student: ‘It’s Anxiety-Inducing’
March 14, 2019
Virginia Ccommonwealth University student Alison McCormack is frustrated that construction next to her West Grace Street apartment has led to parking troubles. McCormack and her neighbors want to know if the end is in sight.

Downtown TC Parking Proposals: Fee Changes, Bus Shelters, New Website
March 13, 2019
Traverse City (Mich.) Downtown Development Authority (DDA) board members will discuss several parking-related proposals at their 8am meeting Friday – among them fee changes that could include eliminating a same-day discount for paying parking tickets, the construction of six new bus shelters downtown, and the launch of a new city parking website.

City Of Eau Claire (Wis.) Wants Development Bids For Downtown Parking Lot
March 12, 2019
City officials argue a parking lot in downtown is a development opportunity, and they’d like to see its potential.

DeKalb City Council Approves Final Plans For Plaza DeKalb, Addresses Parking Concerns
March 11, 2019
Residents soon will have more options for downtown apartments after final plans for Plaza DeKalb were approved Monday, more than a year after the initial proposal. The agreement includes a parking fee, which will be paid by Plaza DeKalb’s developer, John Pappas, for downtown residents to park based on their lease. City Manager Bill Nicklas said parking studies have shown that there is adequate parking downtown, which 7th Ward Alderman Tony Faivre echoed.

Paid Parking at Anna Maria (Fla.) Beaches Might Become the County’s Newest Source of Revenue
March 8, 2019
As government officials began the annual budget process, the wish list for improvements across Manatee County ballooned quickly, prompting an inquiry into an untapped source of revenue — paid beach parking.

Vero Beach (Fla.) City Council Looking to Solve Beachside Parking Problem With Engineering Study
March 6, 2019
The city is getting professional help in addressing its beachside parking problem. The City Council agreed Tuesday to spend up to $71,000 to study parking for the businesses around Ocean Drive. They have complained for years that hotel and restaurant employees take parking spaces away from their customers, while hotel and restaurant managers say the parking limits cause them to lose customers.

Spokane, Washington, Completes Parking Study, Lays Out 6-Year Plan
March 5, 2019
The City of Spokane has released the results of its parking study. The City says the results of the study helped leaders create a 6-year plan to improve parking downtown.

Smart City Planners Are Rethinking Parking by Getting Rid of It
March 4, 2019
Joni Mitchell sang, “They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.” But could parking lots soon become extinct, with the lost paradise making a return? As cities get smarter and mobility solutions and consumer habits change, more urban planners are eschewing the construction of public parking garages — or changing how they conceive of them altogether.

San Diego City Council Removes Parking Requirements For Housing Developments
March 5, 2019
By a vote of 8-1 Monday, the San Diego City Council removed developer parking requirements for new condominium and apartment complexes in neighborhoods near mass transit.

(Rochester, Minn.) Council Approves Parking Contract for Planned Downtown Apartments
March 5, 2019
Twenty public parking spaces are being set aside to help ensure a new downtown apartment building can meet Rochester’s requirements. Without comment, the Rochester City Council approved a contract Monday with developers of the planned 324 Apartments building to provide 20 contract spaces at market rate for the next decade.

Phoenix Considers Downtown Parking Meters To Collect Donations For Homeless
March 4, 2019
In a few months, drivers and pedestrians around downtown Phoenix may notice more parking meters — but not meters that collect parking fees. Phoenix City Council will consider a pilot program to add parking meters that will collect donations for homeless services. The meters would be painted by local artists to distinguish them from standard parking meters.

New Parking Meters Will Not Debut In Fondren (Miss.) Amid “Community Concerns"
March 4, 2019
After months spent planning for the city’s pilot parking meter program to launch in Fondren, city officials reversed course and now will debut the tech-savvy meters on a downtown street instead, more than four months behind schedule.

Planners Say Mayor's 'Zero-Parking' Plan Not Workable In Rancho Bernardo (Calif.)
February 28, 2019
The Rancho Bernardo Planning Board voted unanimously to advise the city that the mayor’s “zero parking” proposal in certain areas is beneficial for some communities, in Rancho Bernardo it is not feasibly workable due to available transit and the community’s design.

Public, City Clash Over Need For More Downtown Memphis Parking
February 28, 2019
While Memphians have expressed the desire for more Downtown parking, the city is working toward a culture shift of getting drivers to pay higher rates and walk farther to park.

City (Sarasota, Fla.) Addresses St. Armands Parking Questions
February 28, 2019
Businesses are raising concerns about employee parking permits, but city officials believe the new paid parking system is working well

Parking Strategy Will Heavily Shape Birmingham's (Ala.) CRE Future
February 28, 2019
There’s a saying in real estate that “a building is only as good as its parking.” That philosophy may become even more important in the next few years, after one of the most significant periods of real estate activity in downtown Birmingham’s history. Local commercial real estate professionals say several parking-related issues are critical to address if the city is to build on its recent momentum and continue to attract more residents and businesses. They say even if there aren’t immediate solutions, it’s important for the business community to start the conversation of how to make sure parking doesn’t hinder future growth in Birmingham.

Lansing City Council Oks $18M Parking Ramp Sale To Michigan Senate, Settles Fee Dispute
February 27, 2019
A parking garage in a prime downtown location will soon be changing hands. Lansing Council Council voted Monday to approve sale of the Townsend Ramp, located just one block south of the Michigan Capitol, for $18 million. The Michigan Senate has been leasing Townsend Ramp spots from the city for state employees.

After Years of Complaints, Hoboken Has Plan to Get Parking Right
February 26, 2019
Hoboken, New Jersey, is launching a parking plan in March that city officials say will save drivers money and make parking more available, Mayor Ravi Bhalla announced. Beginning March 4, several initiatives, which were approved by the City Council late last year, will go into effect. They include a new "virtual" visitor permit system, the reintroduction of the "Daily Debit Program" and dynamic market-based pricing.

Homeless Donation Meters Coming To Daytona (Fla.)
February 26, 2019
For those who want to help the homeless, just look for the bright orange device that looks like a parking meter. The city is in the process of placing donation devices that look and operate like parking meters in various parts of Daytona Beach. The meters, distinguished by their bright orange color and signs identifying them as donation stations for the homeless, will be placed in high-traffic spots.

Quincy (Mass.) Councilors Demand Parking, Buses
February 26, 2019
City councilors said the MBTA needs to do more to ease commuters’ parking problems following the loss of nearly 600 parking spaces at North Quincy Station to make way for construction of a public parking garage.

Seattle Mulls 'Safe Parking Lots' for Those Living in Cars to Sleep Overnight, But Where?
February 25, 2019
Andrew Whitehead would love to park his pickup truck with a camper overnight in a so-called safe lot in Seattle. He's been living in his rig for the last year in the half, mainly on the streets of the SoDo industrial area. "It will allow me to feel safe when my eyes are closed,” says Whitehead, who works part-time and has learned to keep his things hidden from view and locked up all the time.

Parking? Lots! Car Spaces Would Comprise 10% of Phoenix
February 25, 2019
The Phoenix metro area has so much parking that if you added up every space, it would equal roughly 10 percent of the total land of the region, a new study shows. The Phoenix region has about 39 parking spaces for every 100 acres, or about three spaces for each of the 4 million people living in the region — or 4.27 spaces for every registered vehicle, according to Christopher Hoehne and a team of researchers who will soon publish their findings in the academic journal Cities.

Vancouver (Wash.) To Rethink Bike Lanes-Parking Plan
February 25, 2019
After reviewing the city’s plans to build three north-south bicycling corridors in west Vancouver, adding protected bike lanes but removing some parking spots, the Vancouver City Council chose to re-examine options for balancing parking following an outcry from residents.

Troy (Ohio) Officials Consider Future Of Free Parking Program
February 25, 2019
Three months after Troy made its downtown parking free and unlimited, city leaders are considering options for the future of the program. An outside consultant presented recommendations to the city's streets and sidewalks committee Monday evening as local business owners and residents also gave input.

Parking Expert Offers Free Services For Lewes (Del.)
February 22, 2019
The founder of a large parking solutions company is willing to develop a plan for Lewes for free, maximizing parking by offering a variety of price points.

Cedar Falls (Iowa) Council Votes To Implement Parking Study Recommendations
February 21, 2019
The City Council voted to implement a downtown Main Street parking study during its Monday night meeting. “That is an indication that there’s maybe not quite enough conveniently located public parking and that more is needed,” Andy Miller, an urban planner with Wantman Group Inc., said.

St. Clair City Council Paves Way For Parking Project
February 21, 2019
The city of St. Clair could soon see the development of 41 new parking spaces. Twenty-three spaces would consist of head-in, right-angle parking along the east side of Fifth Street, south of Clinton Avenue, across the street from Murphy Inn and along Malane's Marina on the Pine River.

Wheeling (W.Va.) Traffic Commission Wants To Replace Unnecessary Loading Zones With Parking Meters
February 18, 2019
Downtown Wheeling may see the addition of several new parking meters after the city’s Traffic Commission voted to remove three loading zones at its most recent meeting. In a unanimous vote, the commission approved a request to remove commercial loading zones and replace them with one-hour parking meters at three sites on Main and Market streets.

Tallahassee (Fla.) City Considers Alternative Sites For Midtown Parking Garage After Residents Complain
February 18, 2019
More parking is needed for Midtown. That’s been undisputed by city planners, politicians and area merchants for nearly a decade. But where?

Waterville (Maine) Council To Consider Final Votes On Parking Enforcement Donation, Fines
February 17, 2019
The City Council on Tuesday will consider taking final votes to accept a donation for parking enforcement, increase parking fines and discuss a proposal to change the venue for council meetings. Colby College has offered $10,000 to help the city hire someone to do parking enforcement, and the council has taken one vote to accept those funds. Two votes are needed.

Ketchum’s Parking ‘Experiment’ Tested
February 13, 2019
An 18-unit apartment building proposed for the corner of First Avenue and Sixth Street in Ketchum (Idaho) has Planning and Zoning commissioners grappling with potential unintended consequences of parking exemptions. The development, nearing design approval by the P&Z, is the second of two at that location exempted from providing on-site parking by a city ordinance change in fall 2017.

New Jersey City Sold Property for $1. Now It Wants to Rent It Back for $27 Million
February 12, 2019
Less than two years after Newark, New Jersey, sold a piece of property for $1 to its parking authority, city officials are pushing a deal to lease it back. The total cost for the city: More than $27 million over 30 years. The Newark Parking Authority plans to develop the land on 43-67 Green Street into a five-story parking deck with administrative offices and retail space. The city would then rent storage space for its municipal court, relocate its finance department there and get 258 parking spots for use during business hours.

Ferndale (Mich.) Council Votes To Increase Parking Rates, Hours
February 12, 2019
To help pay for the construction of the development on Troy Street, known as “The dot,” Ferndale will be raising the hourly rates for all metered parking in the city.

Finding Home in a Parking Lot
February 11, 2019
Jamie used to wake up most nights with a flashlight in his face. From the backseat bed he'd winnowed into his SUV, he'd look up to see a police officer rapping on his window. Keep driving, they'd tell him. But Jamie didn't have anywhere to drive. "I asked them repeatedly, 'Isn't there somewhere I can go where it's not going to be a problem with you?'"

Burlingame Officials Approve Disallowing Overnight Parking
February 11, 2019
To combat parking congestion issues on along Carolan Avenue near Rollins Road, Burlingame (Calif.) officials agreed to prohibit leaving cars on city streets overnight in the small industrial stretch.

Church Parking Lots To Offer Car Camping To Medford Homeless
February 11, 2019
Churches in Medford (Ore.) will soon be able to offer overnight 'car camping' in their parking lots to homeless people. The Mail Tribune reported Monday that currently it is illegal to sleep in a vehicle overnight on the streets of Medford. Local churches that want to allow homeless people in their parking lots must maintain a 20-foot setback from each vehicle and a bathroom and trash container on site throughout the night.

N.J. Town Considering Radical Plan To Improve Parking
February 11, 2019
A Bergen County town is considering limiting when businesses can receive deliveries. But what is best for business? As CBS2's Meg Baker found out Monday, it depends on who you ask. Trying to find a parking spot in downtown Ridgewood can be like finding a needle in a haystack. "Parking is the favorite topic in the downtown. We have 104 restaurants. We have a lot of retailers," Ridgewood Mayor Ramon Hache said.

City Puts Brakes On Parking Rule
February 10, 2019
In a way, it’s one of those “good” problems to have — as downtown Mount Airy (N.C.) grows, especially with the redevelopment of a former textile mill in that area, where is everyone going to park?

Council Makes Old Town Parking Pilot Permanent
March 21, 2019
(Alexandria, Va.) Council voted unanimously to make a pay-by-phone parking pilot permanent at its public hearing on Saturday. The pilot program, which has been controversial since its inception in 2016, allows residents in Old Town to petition for their block to have pay-by-phone parking. Since 2016, the program has been implemented on 13 blocks. Vehicles without residential parking stickers must pay for parking on these blocks through a mobile app.

Nassau County (N.Y.): Cracking Down On Accessible Parking Violators
March 21, 2019
Nassau police will begin cracking down on motorists who park illegally in handicapped accessible spots on county properties. The plan calls for increased monitoring and enforcement throughout the spring of county lots, including parks and other facilities, searching for drivers parked illegally in handicapped accessible spots.

‘Sidewalks Are Now Blocked With Vehicles:' Illegal Parking A Major Problem A Sacred Heart University
March 21, 2019
Illegal parking at Sacred Heart University getting out of hand after the state banned private institutions from issuing parking citations. Sacred Heart Executive Director of Public Safety Gary MacNamara says it's been a problem since the law took effect in October and is only getting worse.

Key Bank, Nyack (N.Y.) Start Dialogue Over Disputed Parking Lot
March 20, 2019
Key Bank is ready to talk about the parking situation in its private lot. The day after The Journal News/lohud first reported that Mayor Don Hammond had pulled his personal accounts from the Nyack branch of Key Bank — and that he was considering pulling the village's $2.6 million, too, to protest the bank's policy of towing cars parked in its lot after hours — the bank's corporate offices reached out to start a dialogue with the village.

Some Residential Streets In Detroit May Soon Require Parking Permits
March 18, 2019
Over the last couple years, the city’s Planning and Development Department has been pushing the redevelopment of commercial corridors across Detroit’s neighborhoods. Most recently, it announced $125 million in funding towards a variety of projects, like a shared street design in Mexicantown. While many of these improvements have the potential to enliven these corridors and bring more amenities to locals, they would also bring a separate, unwanted consequence for locals: cars.

Park It Or Ticket: City Of Liberty (Texas) Enforces No Parking Of Large Vehicles On Public Property
March 17, 2019
During the Liberty City Council meeting on March 12, council members approved a motion to amend a city ordinance that prohibits the parking of commercial vehicles on city streets.

Coronado City (Calif.) Council Adopts Parking Policy For Counter-Oriented Food Establishments
March 15, 2019
Nearly 100 minutes of the two hour and 45 minute Coronado City Council meeting of Tuesday, March 5, 2019, was devoted to the discussion and eventual adoption of an administrative procedure that would address parking for counter-oriented food establishments in the city. The council was seeking to define and clarify a gray area in the city’s Orange Avenue Specific Plan. At the heart of the issue is the city’s requirement that retail establishments have one parking per each 500 square feet of space they occupy. Restaurants are required to have one parking space for every 100 square feet of space. In theory, more relaxed city parking requirements for restaurants might tip the balance of the number of retail establishments vs. restaurant operations currently doing business in Coronado.

Nuisance or Danger: Philly Residents Dispute Crosswalk Parking
March 14, 2019
The lack of parking spots in certain Philadelphia neighborhoods can lead many drivers to park illegally in crosswalks. Depending on who you ask, it's just a small inconvenience that comes with living in the city, but for others, it poses a danger walking around the neighborhood.

The Future of Alternate Parking in Rochester
March 14, 2019
An alternate side parking pilot program has been enforced in one East Side Rochester neighborhood since 2014.On even numbered days residents park on the even house numbered side of the street and on odd days, they park on the odd side. Alternate side parking is intended to make snow and ice removal more effective and Mason said it works. The alternate side parking pilot program ended at the beginning of March. Now city officials are waiting to hear back from the community. Surveys were sent out to neighborhood residents, parking enforcement personnel, plow drivers and emergency responders.

City of Kent (Wash.) Still Figuring Out Parking Restriction Plan
March 13, 2019
The city of Kent expects to implement new parking restrictions Sept. 1 in the Mill Creek neighborhood and three residential areas south of Kentridge High School. City staff continue to change details of the restrictions but plans to return either March 18 or April 1 to the City Council’s Public Works Committee to recommend approval of the new ordinance.

Parking Meters on Abbot Kinney?
March 12, 2019
The Abbot Kinney Merchants Association and the City of Los Angeles are exploring the idea of bringing parking meters to the iconic street. “For many years we have been encouraging the City to explore improvements to increase and optimize parking on Abbot Kinney Blvd. We also now see the need to add space for micro transit such as bikes, motorcycles, scooters, ect. The obvious starting point was to add meters to increase turnover rates,” the merchants association wrote in a letter circulated to surrounding neighbors last month.

Detroit City Council Members Propose Plan To Create Residential Parking Permit Zones
March 12, 2019
A proposed plan to help ease residential parking woes would create residential parking permit zones in some of Detroit's busiest neighborhoods.

Troutdale (Ore.) City Council Reviews 'Outdated' Parking Enforcement Laws
March 10, 2019
Unregistered, broken down, and in some cases, abandoned - some Troutdale residents say parked cars are starting to be a problem on city streets.

Minneapolis’ Snow Parking Ban Winks at its Pro-Transit Future
March 8, 2019
Minneapolis has run out of places to put its snow, so the cars have to go. Last week, the city banned street parking on even-numbered sides of many city streets, removing more than one-third of all the street parking in the city overnight. St. Paul, the other half of Minnesota’s Twin Cities, followed suit a few days later.

Denver Expands Enforcement Program to Increase Parking Revenues
March 7, 2019
Parking Revenue Recovery Services (PRRS), Inc., which offers parking enforcement and collections services, has announced launch of the PRRS Screamer PE1 program in Denver. The program kicked off in Denver last month and will expand to more 1,200 spaces at 15 locations throughout the downtown.

New Parking Meters Set To Come To Elmira (N.Y.)
March 7, 2019
Mayor Daniel Mandell recently signed off on a project that will be bringing 'smart meters' to downtown Elmira. The new meters will accept nickels, dimes, quarters, and credit cards. They also will allow for more time to be added to the meter for people in the community who need to be parked on the road for longer periods of time.

Clever Parking Signs Begin Appearing In L.A. Neighborhood After Horrible Parking Practices
March 7, 2019
You might call him the parking vigilante. A local man took matters into his own hands after seeing the horrible parking in his Angelino Heights neighborhood. A black and white sign bolted to the signpost right under a "No Parking for Street Cleaning" sign asks drivers to “maximize parking.” Although the sign looks official, it was not posted by the city of Los Angeles.

Month After Deployment, ‘Barnacles’ Are Relieving Parking Woes On Kauai
March 6, 2019
One month after Kauai’s “Barnacle" experiment began, the parking enforcement tool seems to be working. Since early February, the Princeville at Hanalei Community Association says it has deployed the device a total of five times in three different hot spot areas, including one near Queen’s Bath — a particularly problematic location when it comes to illegal parking.

San Diego City Council Removes Parking Requirements For Housing Developments
March 5, 2019
By a vote of 8-1 Monday, the San Diego City Council removed developer parking requirements for new condominium and apartment complexes in neighborhoods near mass transit.

Ban on Booting Cars Would Hurt Parking in Downtown Pensacola, Private Lot Owners Say
March 3, 2019
Pensacola could be heading into a debate about booting in parking lots. Pensacola Mayor Grover Robinson said earlier this week that the city is investigating the legality of instituting a ban on booting cars in the city, but private parking companies say allowing cars to be booted to enforce parking lot rules opens up more private parking spaces for the public.

(El Dorado, Ariz.) City and Downtown Groups Working to Solve Parking Problems
March 3, 2019
The city is working with downtown groups to alleviate ongoing parking problems that have reportedly worsened within the past several weeks in the Union Square District.

Liberty Square Parking Enforcement To Fully Launch In March
February 28, 2019
Customers, renters, employees and business owners who use the Liberty Square Parking lot in East Norwalk (Conn.) will see ticketing and monitoring of the lot officially begin in March.

Storrs Center Businesses Concerned About Parking Enforcement, Losing Business
February 27, 2019
Would the fear of getting a parking ticket while visiting a favorite store or restaurant stop you from going there? That’s what business owners in Storrs Center (Mansfield, Conn.) say is happening.

Pensacola Investigating the Legality of Banning 'Booting' Cars in Private Parking Lots
February 27, 2019
A month after the Pensacola (Florida) Downtown Improvement Board rolled out a new parking system, the most complaints the DIB is receiving have been about boots being placed on cars in non-DIB parking lots. Pensacola Mayor Grover Robinson said he has asked the city attorney to look into the legality of enacting a ban on booting cars in public and private lots.

Downtown Parking Changes Coming To Fort Dodge (Iowa)
February 26, 2019
Changes intended to make it tougher to violate the downtown parking rules appear to be on track for adoption by Fort Dodge officials. A new system that uses cameras to record images of license plates and an agreement with Webster County that would prevent anyone from registering their vehicle until their parking fines are paid are key to the proposal.

Potential Parking Changes Coming To Russellville (Mo.)
February 26, 2019
The Russellville Board of Aldermen is considering an update to an ordinance regulating proper places to park following numerous complaints about residents blocking alleys.

Upgraded Parking Meters Could Be Coming Soon To Downtown Cincinnati
February 26, 2019
City leaders decided to upgrade 1,700 parking meters in downtown Cincinnati in order to create a faster and more reliable system.

Confusion Reigns As Plattsburgh (N.Y.) Fine-Tunes Parking Plan
February 25, 2019
The city of Plattsburgh is still fine-tuning a new parking enforcement regime, but many say they aren't fans of the new daily pass program.

Parking Advisory Commission Will Recommend New Downtown Parking Rates
February 22, 2019
The Great Falls (Mont.) Parking Advisory Commission (PAC) is now recommending to the City Commission a new proposal regarding downtown parking meter rates and tickets. The recommendation is to increase all meter rates to $1 per hour and to change the fee structure for parking tickets.

Upper West Side (N.Y.) Residents, Merchants Say They’ve Had Enough Of Delivery Drivers Hogging Parking Spaces For Hours At A Time
February 21, 2019
There seems to be a delivery dilemma on the Upper West Side. Drivers say Fresh Direct trucks are hogging the prime parking spots, forcing them to double-park, CBS2’s Dave Carlin reported Thursday.

New York City Setting Three-Strike Policy Against Parking Placard Abusers
February 21, 2019
Mayor de Blasio on Thursday announced his second “crackdown” in two years on parking placard abuses — but the new regulations won’t make a dent in the 125,000 permits carpeting the city. And officials and municipal employees caught parking illegally won’t have their permits yanked until after the third offense.

D.C. Wants To Make Clear To Drivers That Bike Lanes Aren’t For Parking, Idling Or Loading
February 21, 2019
The District Department of Transportation wants to make clear to drivers that the city’s bike lanes are not to be used for parking, or to pick up or drop off passengers; it also wants to leave no doubt about the rules for traffic enforcement officers.

Illegal Parkers Beware: Philadelphia Wants You Out Of The Crosswalk And Off The Sidewalk
February 21, 2019
Anyone who has ever tried to walk through a Philadelphia neighborhood knows that illegally parked cars and other sidewalk or crosswalk blockages can be a hazard, even if you aren’t in a wheelchair.

Meters Buried In Snow Means Free Parking In Sault Ste. Marie (Mich.)
February 20, 2019
Sustained snowfall has created a unique problem for one of the Upper Peninsula’s marquee cities. Parking meters completely covered in snow. As a result, the Sault Ste. Marie Downtown Development Authority has authorized complimentary parking at all buried parking meters until the snow is cleared. And with more snow on the way, that’s a process that could take several weeks.

Waterville (Maine) Council To Consider Final Votes On Parking Enforcement Donation, Fines
February 17, 2019
The City Council on Tuesday will consider taking final votes to accept a donation for parking enforcement, increase parking fines and discuss a proposal to change the venue for council meetings. Colby College has offered $10,000 to help the city hire someone to do parking enforcement, and the council has taken one vote to accept those funds. Two votes are needed.

Tired Of Fresno’s Coin-Fed Parking Meters? Upgrades Are On The Way
February 16, 2019
The city of Fresno (Calif.) is taking steps to upgrade its parking meters, including the ones on Fulton Street and downtown. The city is soliciting bids for a project to install “smart meters” — an effort that could be completed by summer.

Industry City (N.Y.) Leaders Want To Install More Massive Planters To Curb Illegal Truck Parking
February 15, 2019
Sunset Park civic gurus blessed Industry City honchos’ scheme to install more giant planters outside the sprawling commercial hub, in an effort to stop big rigs from illegally parking on streets surrounding it.

Gettysburg (Pa.) Parking Rules Revamp Forthcoming
February 13, 2019
Changes in rules concerning reserved parking spaces by businesses in Gettysburg took a step toward reality Monday.

Ketchum’s Parking ‘Experiment’ Tested
February 13, 2019
An 18-unit apartment building proposed for the corner of First Avenue and Sixth Street in Ketchum (Idaho) has Planning and Zoning commissioners grappling with potential unintended consequences of parking exemptions. The development, nearing design approval by the P&Z, is the second of two at that location exempted from providing on-site parking by a city ordinance change in fall 2017.

Downtown Parking Rules Enforced
February 12, 2019
A parking enforcement initiative by the Elgin (Texas) Police Department is attempting to limit improper parking downtown.

Council Approves New Parking Ordinance
February 12, 2019
Assistant City Attorney Atasi Bhavsar explained to the City Council that this was a request made by the Odessa (Texas) Police Department asking them to approve an ordinance that would ban the parking of commercial motor vehicles from parking in commercial areas.

N.J. Town Considering Radical Plan To Improve Parking
February 11, 2019
A Bergen County town is considering limiting when businesses can receive deliveries. But what is best for business? As CBS2's Meg Baker found out Monday, it depends on who you ask. Trying to find a parking spot in downtown Ridgewood can be like finding a needle in a haystack. "Parking is the favorite topic in the downtown. We have 104 restaurants. We have a lot of retailers," Ridgewood Mayor Ramon Hache said.

Weymouth (Mass.) Council Approves Parking Restrictions At Jackson Place Condos
February 11, 2019
Parked cars on Commercial Street make it difficult for drivers leaving Jackson Place Condominiums to see oncoming traffic in both directions, but new parking restrictions approved by town council will ease this difficulty.

Finding Home in a Parking Lot
February 11, 2019
Jamie used to wake up most nights with a flashlight in his face. From the backseat bed he'd winnowed into his SUV, he'd look up to see a police officer rapping on his window. Keep driving, they'd tell him. But Jamie didn't have anywhere to drive. "I asked them repeatedly, 'Isn't there somewhere I can go where it's not going to be a problem with you?'"

Burlingame Officials Approve Disallowing Overnight Parking
February 11, 2019
To combat parking congestion issues on along Carolan Avenue near Rollins Road, Burlingame (Calif.) officials agreed to prohibit leaving cars on city streets overnight in the small industrial stretch.

City Puts Brakes On Parking Rule
February 10, 2019
In a way, it’s one of those “good” problems to have — as downtown Mount Airy (N.C.) grows, especially with the redevelopment of a former textile mill in that area, where is everyone going to park?

Panel Wants To Raise Parking Limit To 3 Hours
March 21, 2019
Members of the Transporation and Parking Committee agreed Wednesday that Evanston (Ill.) should raise the time limit for on-street metered parking across the city from two to three hours. Two hours has been the basic metered parking limit in the city for as long as anyone on the committee could remember.

Farewell Free Parking For 9th Sq. Tenants (New Haven, Ct.)
March 21, 2019
Free parking will soon be a perk of the past for tenants at a 335-unit Ninth Square apartment complex on the brink of changing hands. In response to the rate hike, the city’s parking authority has created a new “affordable housing” discount at a nearby garage that will soon transition from private to public ownership.

City of Hornell (N.Y.) Parking Fines To Double
March 15, 2019
Park at your own risk. During a meeting of the City of Hornell’s Board of Public Safety on Thursday, commissioners debated doubling fines for parking tickets, from $10 to $20.

Garfield (N.J.) Looks To Ease Its Parking Problems With New Fees
March 14, 2019
After more than a year of planning, the city has started to roll out its new parking permit plan, and not everyone is happy about it.

Private Operator To Take Over County Parking Decks
March 12, 2019
Parking fees that were increased in February 2018 are expected to increase again when the county turns over operation of its two parking decks off Marietta Square to a third-party this spring. Commissioners by a 4-1 vote approved a three-year contract with LAZ Parking that will see the county pay $128,000 annually to LAZ for operation of the decks, or about $10,667 per month, with the fee increasing 3 percent annually for each year of the contract.

On-Street Parking Rates Under Scrutiny By City of Ottawa
March 12, 2019
The City of Ottawa could reduce free on-street parking or raise rates if a study determines motorists should be paying more to park their vehicles in areas where there are pay machines. Ottawa parking rules are under scrutiny because it has been 10 years since the city adopted the current municipal parking management strategy. A patchwork of on-street parking rules, especially across central commercial areas, is under the microscope as the city attempts to update the parking strategy and change the way rates are set.

Paid Parking at Anna Maria (Fla.) Beaches Might Become the County’s Newest Source of Revenue
March 8, 2019
As government officials began the annual budget process, the wish list for improvements across Manatee County ballooned quickly, prompting an inquiry into an untapped source of revenue — paid beach parking.

Tel Aviv's Towering Parking Prices
March 5, 2019
The financial statements of Levinstein Properties give an overview of the enormous price of a parking spot in central Tel Aviv office towers.

Evanston (Ill.) Parking Rate Hikes Takes Effect
March 1, 2019
Changes to street parking and surface parking lot rates in the City of Evanston will take effect on Friday, March 1 as part of the City's 2019 adopted budget.

Salinas (Calif.) Ups Its Parking Rates For Downtown Garages As The Business Community Spasms.
February 28, 2019
Nothing like the promise of success to bring a community together. And nothing like the higher costs that success promises to bring to tick that community off. That was the case Feb. 19, when Salinas City Council approved increases for downtown parking garage fees.

Get Your Dollars Ready: Paid Beach Parking Starts Soon And Will Cost More In Some Lots
February 28, 2019
Visitors spending time at Surfside Beach (S.C.) will need to start carrying extra money. With the town’s parking season beginning Friday, the Surfside Town Council unanimously approved the second reading of an ordinance Tuesday night that will increase all oceanfront beach access parking east of Ocean Boulevard to $2 per hour. It currently costs $1.75.

Hoboken Raises Street Parking Prices, Makes Travel Easier Around The City
February 27, 2019
Hoboken officials are revamping some parking rules around the city and have put an effort to make traveling and parking around the city a little earlier. Starting Monday, the price of parking could increase per hour depending on where you are in Hoboken.

Gulf Shores (Ala.) Public Beach Parking Fees Go Into Effect March 1
February 27, 2019
With Spring Break looming, the city of Gulf Shores is alerting residents and visitors about paid parking that will begin soon at its public beaches.

Troy (Ohio) Officials Consider Future Of Free Parking Program
February 25, 2019
Three months after Troy made its downtown parking free and unlimited, city leaders are considering options for the future of the program. An outside consultant presented recommendations to the city's streets and sidewalks committee Monday evening as local business owners and residents also gave input.

Parking Advisory Commission Will Recommend New Downtown Parking Rates
February 22, 2019
The Great Falls (Mont.) Parking Advisory Commission (PAC) is now recommending to the City Commission a new proposal regarding downtown parking meter rates and tickets. The recommendation is to increase all meter rates to $1 per hour and to change the fee structure for parking tickets.

Salinas (Calif.) City Council Approves Downtown Parking Rate Increases, But Businesses Aren't Happy
February 20, 2019
Salinas City Council unanimously approved increases of Oldtown parking rates Tuesday aimed at addressing sustained operational losses for the city. The controversial move has drawn some ire from businesses, however, who say increased fees for parking will drive out customers.

Santa Fe Railyard Parking Shifted To Drive Evening Business
February 20, 2019
The city Parking Division is giving motorists another free hour of evening parking on streets in and around the Santa Fe Railyard District as part of an effort to draw more customers after normal business hours.

Parking Rates Rise In Downtown Albany (N.Y.) As Demand For Spaces Grows
February 15, 2019
There's enough parking available in garages, off-street lots and metered spaces, but supply has grown tighter with the opening of more apartments and events at the new convention center.

‘Raising The Rate Is No Big Deal’: Surfside Beach (S.C.) Aims To Up Beach Parking Price
February 13, 2019
Parking at oceanfront lots in Surfside Beach may soon cost more money after town officials proclaimed on Tuesday night that raising the rate isn’t a big deal.

After Concerns Raised, Allentown (Pa.) Council Delays Vote On Proposed Parking Meter Changes Around PPL Center
February 13, 2019
Allentown City Council tabled a bill Wednesday that would allow event rates to be charged at parking meters around PPL Center after expressing concerns about the rates, the effect on residents and the prospect of giving too much power to the Parking Authority.

Ferndale (Mich.) Council Votes To Increase Parking Rates, Hours
February 12, 2019
To help pay for the construction of the development on Troy Street, known as “The dot,” Ferndale will be raising the hourly rates for all metered parking in the city.

New City Parking Ramp Opens Tuesday
March 21, 2019
Rochester’s (Minn.) newest municipal parking ramp is opening Tuesday. Located on the northwest corner of First Street and First Avenue southeast, the $31.4 million project features 630 parking stalls.

Minnetonka Is Planning A Park In The Ridgedale Parking Lot
March 21, 2019
A corner of the sprawling Ridgedale Center parking lot in Minnetonka might be transformed into a park, with room for gardens, concerts and a farmers market.

Some Travelers Ask if the Nashville Airport's New Parking Garage Is Too Small
March 19, 2019
Parking problems at the airport in Nashville, Tennessee, are leaving some people asking: Why didn't they build a bigger garage? Fly Nashville sent an alert on Twitter that the new parking garage is all full: 2,200 spots taken. Jared Porter with the Nashville International Airport says two more parking garages are being built. One will add thousands of spots within the year.

City of Sarasota Installs Solar Panels on New Parking Garage
March 19, 2019
The St. Armands shopping district in Sarasota, Florida, is going solar. Well, the new parking garage is. The City of Sarasota is in the process of installing 98 solar panels on the third level. Staff said this will save the city more than $5,000 per year on electricity costs. There is a cost up front though. In total, the city said the panels are about $190,000. They'll be paid for with the parking garage fees and a special assessment tax.

Phoenix Could Sell $11 Million Downtown Parking Garage
March 18, 2019
A city-owned garage in downtown Phoenix appraised at $11,450,00 could soon go on the market. The city of Phoenix said several companies have expressed interest in developing the Regency Parking Garage. Built in 1972, the garage has a central location at 2nd and Adams streets, across from the convention center and Hyatt Regency Hotel. The city’s economic development director, Christine Mackay, told a council subcommittee last week the site is ideal for a mixed use project that would include public parking.

A Small Nonprofit Has a Genius Idea on How to Turn Parking Lots Into Paradise
March 15, 2019
The Inukai Family Boys & Girls Club in Hillsboro, Oregon, sits about 20 miles west of Portland. As one of 10 Boys & Girls Clubs in the Portland Metro region, it provides after-school and summer programs for about 200 kids, most of whom come from low-income families. For the young people who attend, it's a chance to develop leadership skills and participate in a range of activities, from the visual and fine arts to STEM, finance and nutrition classes.

Parking Madness Competition: Which Former Denver Parking Lots Improved the Most?
March 15, 2019
Enter Streetsblog USA's annual March Madness-style tournament by submitting former parking lots that became awesome urban environments.

City-Parish Looking For Residential, Commercial Redevelopment Ideas For Buchanan Garage (Lafayette, La.)
March 13, 2019
The Buchanan Street Parking Garage is one step closer to being redeveloped after it was closed due to safety concerns in October. Development and Planning Director Danielle Breaux said requests for proposals to develop the property are going out. She said the Lafayette Consolidated Government is seeking proposals that could include residential components, a hotel, office space or a combination of uses while preserving some parking.

Redondo Beach’s (Calif.) Long-Contemplated Plan For Underground Parking In Riviera Village Finally Has A Price Tag. But Is It Too High For The City?
March 13, 2019
The long-contemplated idea of building an underground parking structure in Redondo Beach’s Riviera Village, where parking is continually an issue, finally has a price tag. But whether the city can afford it is another question.

Downtown Pittsburgh Getting Large New Parking Garage
March 12, 2019
Downtown Pittsburgh is getting a new parking garage that will have more than 600 spaces, but that won't mean it will be easier to find a space downtown. The new structure will rise on the site of an aging 580-space garage about to be razed. Pittsburgh Parking Authority officials will seek approval from the city planning commission to demolish the 61-year-old garage at Ninth Street and Penn Avenue in the heart of the Cultural District.

A $90 Million Downtown Macon (Ga.) Development Hinges On New Parking Garages Being Built
March 12, 2019
Construction could start this summer on a $90 million development that would bring new housing, retail and event space, parking decks and hotels to downtown Macon. The project also could bring more than 100 jobs and increased tax revenue. Central City Commons, which has been three years in the making, received a significant boost Tuesday when a County Commission committee voted to add the project agreement to next week’s regular commission meeting agenda. The agreement would allow the Macon-Bibb County Urban Development Authority to issue $20 million in bonds for the project. That money would primarily be used to finance two parking decks.

Cincinnati Set To Approve Incentives For Major Uptown Development
March 12, 2019
A City Council committee approved a complex property sale and development agreement for a major $246 million development in the southeast corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Reading Road. It is expected to receive approval by the full council on Wednesday. Phase 1a of the project to be developed by Terrex LLC will cost $185 million and consist of a hotel, two office buildings and a large, public parking garage.

Key Downtown South Bend (Ind.) Parking Garage Will Soon Close For Upgrades
March 12, 2019
One of the city’s busiest parking garages will temporarily close for repairs and improvements, causing some challenges for the Morris Performing Arts Center, downtown residents and workers.

Parking Garage to Open at DC VA Medical Center Where Disabled Veterans Face Long Walks
March 11, 2019
Administrators at the Washington, D.C. VA Medical Center said a new on-site parking garage will open April 1. The garage is expected to alleviate a severe shortage of parking spaces and growing frustrations among many of the 100,000 veterans who seek treatment at the medical center.

Next Realty Makes First DC Buy — Part of a Parking Garage
March 11, 2019
Chicago-based Next Realty has made its first real estate buy in D.C. proper. It's a bet on cars. Next has acquired the "transient parking portion" of the Metropole condominium garage at 1515 15th St. NW. The price was not disclosed, however, the buy was recorded as $4.84 million in D.C.'s Recorder of Deeds. The four-story garage includes two floors of deeded parking for the 90 condos and two floors — 72 spaces — for daily parking.

Parking At Disneyland? Mickey & Friends Gets Sensors And Another Garage Is Under Construction
March 8, 2019
It’s no secret to anyone who goes to Disneyland regularly that parking there can be tough. A new garage is under construction adjacent to the existing one that will provide 6,500 spaces when it opens. Visitors can see the new escalators under construction that will bring park-goers down from the upper floors — and a pedestrian bridge will allow them to walk over Magic Way into Downtown Disney. But, meanwhile, Disney is also working to beef up its existing parking, especially since more people than ever are expected to arrive for the advent of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in June.

City (Newark, N.J.) Agrees To Lease Back Parking Lot For $27M That It Sold For $1
March 6, 2019
Newark will pay $27 million over 30 years to rent property that it sold for $1 in 2017, according to a deal the city council approved on Wednesday. The city will rent 258 parking spaces and office buildings on 43-67 Green Street from the Newark Parking Authority, an autonomous public agency that plans to redevelop the land.

Report: Herndon's (Va.) $52 Million Sinking Parking Garage Is Repaired
March 6, 2019
Officials have finally repaired a $52 million parking garage along Phase 2 of Metro's Silver Line expansion that was sinking, but the garage is greatly behind schedule, according to a report.

Smart City Planners Are Rethinking Parking by Getting Rid of It
March 4, 2019
Joni Mitchell sang, “They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.” But could parking lots soon become extinct, with the lost paradise making a return? As cities get smarter and mobility solutions and consumer habits change, more urban planners are eschewing the construction of public parking garages — or changing how they conceive of them altogether.

Mixed-Use Building With Parking Ramp Takes A Step Forward In Downtown Fargo
March 1, 2019
A mixed-use building that would add another parking ramp to downtown Fargo, along with more commercial space and apartments, is moving ahead.

Holy Names Reaches Agreement With Capitol Hill (Seattle, Wash.) Neighbors After Long Fight Over Underground Parking Garage
February 28, 2019
There is peace along E Aloha. In a letter to the school’s Capitol Hill neighbors sent out this week, Holy Names Academy announced it has reached “a mediation agreement” on the City Hall tussle over construction of a new, two-story gymnasium and a new parking lot on the school’s 21st Ave E campus.

Lansing City Council Oks $18M Parking Ramp Sale To Michigan Senate, Settles Fee Dispute
February 27, 2019
A parking garage in a prime downtown location will soon be changing hands. Lansing Council Council voted Monday to approve sale of the Townsend Ramp, located just one block south of the Michigan Capitol, for $18 million. The Michigan Senate has been leasing Townsend Ramp spots from the city for state employees.

Town Of Breckenridge Aims To Buy U.S. Bank Building To Complement New Parking Garage
February 27, 2019
As they close in on a lease with Vail Resorts that would allow Breckenridge to build its long-awaited parking garage on the South Gondola Lot, town officials have sights set on another property: the Breckenridge Professional Building. Town officials see securing the nearby Breckenridge Professional Building as a necessary, strategic purchase for the parking garage.

MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY Splashes This Parking Garage With Swirling Colors
February 26, 2019
The parking garage is a starkly utilitarian typology that has been an unlikely subject for some of the world's highest-profile architects; everyone from Frank Gehry to Herzog and de Meuron has tried their hands at a high-design car park. Now, New York–based computational design and digital fabrication studio MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY has brought a designer parking garage to Charlotte, North Carolina, with Wanderwall, an exterior parkade wall of fluorescent aluminum.

City Of Norman (Okla.) Opens New Parking Lot On Campus Corner
February 25, 2019
A new parking lot opened on Campus Corner Monday, adding paid spots available for the same rate as the single-space parking meters. The lot, which is located at 710 Asp Ave., offers 61 paid parking spaces, according to a press release from the city of Norman.

A Comprehensive Guide To 43 Parking Garages In Boston
February 24, 2019
Finding a good parking spot in Boston can feel like a sport. Here's a guide to make it a little easier (and maybe even cheaper, too).

Toledo Parking Garage Is Turned Into An Art Gallery Of Sorts
February 22, 2019
ProMedica's Fire and Ice Winter Festival is in full swing in downtown Toledo. The festival includes a zip line, an escape room, ice sculptures and a fire-breathing dragon. But there's also a big art work unveiling. A parking garage is probably not the first thing you think of when it comes to art, but a new mural spans the length of the lower level of the ProMedica parking garage. Other than a being beautiful piece of art it's also a teaching tool of sorts.

Downtown Parking Deck Will Be Addressed In 2019
February 21, 2019
Morgan County Commission Chairman Ray Long (Decatur, Ala.) said he’ll place a proposal for a downtown parking deck on the commission’s October agenda if a facility funded by a public-private partnership is not already in the works.

Essex County (N.J.) To Build $23M Parking Deck At Government Complex
February 21, 2019
The county is planning to build a 900-car, $23.5 million parking deck at the Essex County Government Complex in Newark, officials announced earlier this week.

Georgia Building Authority Plans ‘Ridiculous’ Parking Deck Near Underground Atlanta
February 19, 2019
While activists that include high school students lobby Atlanta leaders to make streets safer for cyclists and pedestrians, some Georgia officials appear to be missing the urban development mark. Until Monday, the Georgia Building Authority was shopping around for a design-build team to develop a 500-plus-space visitor parking deck in front of the historic Georgia Freight Depot.

What's the Future of Parking for Multifamily Projects?
February 18, 2019
In the world of planning, design, finance and development, parking has become a necessary evil. You need parking to satisfy the demands of zoning and finance, and to attract customers to a multifamily project. But it adds huge costs and gobbles up land and rentable space needed to create compact, walkable and vibrant communities. So what does the future look like?

Work Begins On $15.8M Parking Garage For Children's Hospital
February 17, 2019
Work has begun on a $15.8 million parking garage at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Contractor Brasfield & Gorrie says it is building the five-level 517-space parking deck, which will be located next to an expansion of the medical center's Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital.

New Parking Garage To Open In Downtown Cincinnati
February 15, 2019
A new public parking garage will bring 560 additional parking spaces to downtown Cincinnati on Monday.

Council Approves Massive Art Project For Parking Garage
February 13, 2019
The Watsonville (Calif.) City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved “Watsonville Brillante,” an ambitious project that will cover the entire exterior of the Civic Plaza parking garage with mosaic over a period of five years.

London’s Famed Brutalist Parking Garage To Be Demolished
February 12, 2019
Brutalism may very well be seeing a resurgence, but that hasn’t saved its concrete forebears from the wrecking ball. London’s Welbeck Car Station is the latest Brutalist gem to be on the chopping block, after the Westminster Council approved a plan to demolish the famed structure and build a luxury hotel in its place.

St. Armands Parking Garage Opens, Paid Meters Go Online
February 12, 2019
A new parking garage opened Tuesday in St. Armands Circle in Sarasota (Fla.). The garage adds 400 new parking spaces at the circle. But it comes at a price: you now will have to pay for parking. Many on the circle don’t seem to mind having to pay.

Look What A Whopping 50,000 Solar Panels Will Do For PATCO Rail Line And Its Commuters
February 11, 2019
A major parking change is in store for rail passengers who drive to the four largest South Jersey stations on the PATCO Hi-Speedline between Lindenwold and Philadelphia. Drivers now park their cars and trucks in the open air, exposing them to sun, rain and snow, but the pending installation of roof-like canopies over a combined 10,000 parking spaces at those stations will offer vehicles considerable protection from the elements.

Royal Oak Parking Deck Gets Pricier With Contract Loophole
February 11, 2019
Royal Oak (Mich.) officials are seeking approval for up to $877,000 in change orders on a downtown parking deck that originally had a guaranteed maximum price of $15.6 million.

Councils Plan New Multi-Storey Car Park At Manchester Airport
February 11, 2019
Councils across Greater Manchester (England) are planning to invest more than £50m in the construction of a multi-storey parking facility at Manchester Airport. The 10 local authorities are already shareholders in the airport and will contribute equally to build a new ‘drop and go’ facility adjacent to the Terminal 2. The new car parking facility will be able to accommodate approximately 7,500 cars.

DC Groups Form Comprehensive Partnership For Smart Regional Growth
March 20, 2019
Three stakeholder groups in the Washington, DC area have come together to form the Greater Washington Smart Region Movement, a public-private partnership (P3) to identify and deploy smart city technology. The three founding organizations will spend the next several months engaging in a planning process to define the appropriate operations and governance structure to objectively prioritize projects, secure funding, select suppliers and ensure positive outcomes for citizens.

As Louisville Eyes Fast Cash From Parking Privatization, Other Cities Show Potential Risks
March 19, 2019
Scrambling to fill a $35 million budget shortfall in the next fiscal year, members of Louisville Metro Council are now considering the option of privatizing the city's parking assets estimated to be worth $170 million, which has the potential to bring in a large amount of cash quickly and make tax increases unnecessary. If Louisville does move toward parking privatization, it would not be alone among peer cities in the region over the past decade to consider such a plan to fill a short-term budget hole.

$8.7M Driverless Shuttle Project Proposed For Altamonte Springs
March 4, 2019
A bill proposed in the Florida Legislature would bring a smart corridor with autonomous vehicles to Altamonte Springs. Rep. Scott Plakon (R-Longwood) filed HB 4043, which would provide $2 million in Florida Department of Transportation funding for an $8.7 million project. Further, the city of Altamonte Springs will provide $500,000 for the project, while a joint private partner will provide the remaining $6.2 million.

With Infrastructure Needs Aplenty, Lamont Eyes Public-Private Partnerships For New Development
March 4, 2019
"Public-private partnership" can sound like an overused buzzword with a murky meaning, but Gov. Ned Lamont is looking to get much more specific. In fact, the governor's administration is seeking to do away with several hurdles it says have effectively blocked such partnerships, called PPPs or P3s, from becoming a reality in Connecticut.

Work On Multilevel Car Parking Lot Begins
March 4, 2019
Work on a multilevel car parking and commercial complex at Gandhi Maidan in Chandni Chowk (India) and a fully automated puzzle car parking at Lajpat Nagar began on Tuesday. The North Delhi Mayor, Adesh Gupta, present at the event said that the project at Chandni Chowk is coming up at a cost of ₹1,000 crore through a Public Private Partnership (PPP) model and the corporation will not have to spend any money.

Owensboro's (Ky.) Parking Puzzle: Parking Availability Changes In Message, Reality
February 24, 2019
It wasn't that long ago that public officials were touting the construction of a second downtown parking garage as a solution -- albeit temporary -- to the demand for space they heard from their constituents trying to navigate a burgeoning downtown sector for spaces to park their cars. Two years later, however, and almost to the day that new parking garage was opened at Second and Locust streets, Mayor Tom Watson and his administration at City Hall launched what they are calling the second phase of an ongoing downtown growth strategy. And key, they say, to its success, is developing even more downtown parking spaces that can support affordable housing in that part of the city.

Re-imagining Winslow Street Properties to Create Innovation Corridor, Expand Campus Parking
February 22, 2019
The University of Kentucky announced Friday steps to re-imagine a critical piece of property to establish an innovation corridor and significantly expand parking for the campus.

Downtown Parking Deck Will Be Addressed In 2019
February 21, 2019
Morgan County Commission Chairman Ray Long (Decatur, Ala.) said he’ll place a proposal for a downtown parking deck on the commission’s October agenda if a facility funded by a public-private partnership is not already in the works.

St. Louis Parking Passes 2.5M Mobile App Transactions
February 20, 2019
St. Louis’ Parking Division has passed 2.5 million parking transactions using its mobile apps, ParkLouie and ParkMobile, from 120,000 unique users, according to St. Louis Treasurer Tishaura O. Jones, whose office administers city parking.

$184 Million In State, Local Money Again Sought For Duluth (Minn.) Medical District
February 13, 2019
The billion-dollar private investment coming to Duluth's medical district could be getting a multi-million-dollar public boost. State Sen. Erik Simonson, DFL-Duluth, is introducing a bill on Thursday that would invest $164 million in state money and $20 million from Duluth toward infrastructure throughout the dozens of blocks surrounding the city's hospitals.

Lyft, Nonprofits Partner With Oakland, CA For Transportation Equity Program
February 13, 2019
Oakland, CA, is collaborating with private and nonprofit partners on a transportation equity program to bring more mobility options to underserved residents. Mobility company Lyft, nonprofit Scraper Bike Team, transit nonprofit TransForm and community group East Oakland Collective are contributing to the effort.

Brainerd (Minn.) Public Schools: Tax Abatement To Fund District Parking Projects
March 21, 2019
Continuing with plans to move building projects forward in the Brainerd School District, the board of education approved a tax abatement program Monday, March 18, to help finance district parking lots and drop-off/pick-up areas at school facilities.

San Francisco Approves Tax On Uber, Lyft Rides To Fix Streets, Reduce Traffic
March 17, 2019
A measure that would tax rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft for each ride was approved by San Francisco officials. The city plans to put the measure on the November ballot to be decided by voters. San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin is behind the proposal. Peskin says the fee would raise about $30 million dollars to help the city pay for everything from street re-surfacing to traffic enforcement to replacing traffic lights.

Religious, Nonprofit Leaders Want Congress to Repeal ‘Parking Lot Tax’
March 5, 2019
Nonprofit and religious leaders, including the chairmen of two U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ committees, called on Congress to repeal a provision in the 2017 tax cut bill that taxes religious and nonprofit organizations for the cost of parking lots and transit benefits provided to employees.

Potential Parking Changes Coming To Russellville (Mo.)
February 26, 2019
The Russellville Board of Aldermen is considering an update to an ordinance regulating proper places to park following numerous complaints about residents blocking alleys.

NJ Assembly Approves ‘Parking Tax’ To Fund Mass Transit Accessibility
February 25, 2019
Parking in one of New Jersey’s six largest cities could be a bit more expensive under a bill the state Assembly approved on Monday. Assembly Bill 5070 would allow any town with over 100,000 residents to impose a 3.5 percent tax on parking, in order to finance projects improving pedestrian access to mass transit.

Parking Taxes May Be Raised In Some New Jersey Municipalities
February 15, 2019
The price to park in Newark, including at the airport, and other cities and townships in New Jersey could be increased to help improve pedestrian access to mass transit, under a bill endorsed Thursday by an Assembly committee.

Believe It or Not, Trump Put a Huge Tax on Parking Lots, Maybe by Mistake
February 14, 2019
Deep in the bowels of the Republican tax reform that took effect in the United States last year, its late-night authors buried a secret. The bill, as written, made one of the nation’s most economically and environmentally destructive fringe benefits—a free parking space for anyone who drives to work—21 percent more expensive for any private employer to provide.

Massachusetts Cities Partner With Draper, Miovision To Improve Traffic Safety
March 21, 2019
The Massachusetts cities of Cambridge and Somerville have launched initiatives to improve traffic safety by using technology to sense human activity on roadways. The cities partnered with technology companies Draper and Miovision on a pilot program for a high-traffic corridor between the two cities.

Shanghai Launches Smart City Program with MXC Blockchain Startup
March 21, 2019
China has a strong record of spearheading technological innovation, and it appears to be continuing the trend with its interest in blockchain and IoT supported Smart Cities. Recent developments indicate that the government of Yangpu – a district in the major Chinese city of Shanghai, has initiated an agreement with the MXC Foundation to drive the creation of an IoT-based Smart City.

Ekin Technology Shares Expertise on Smart Cities For Parking Talks
March 21, 2019
Akif Ekin shared his expertise on the Smart City topic, raising important questions about the readiness of city infrastructure and the features that are essential for both the driver and the municipality.

DC Groups Form Comprehensive Partnership For Smart Regional Growth
March 20, 2019
Three stakeholder groups in the Washington, DC area have come together to form the Greater Washington Smart Region Movement, a public-private partnership (P3) to identify and deploy smart city technology. The three founding organizations will spend the next several months engaging in a planning process to define the appropriate operations and governance structure to objectively prioritize projects, secure funding, select suppliers and ensure positive outcomes for citizens.

What's Holding Smart Cities Back?
March 18, 2019
With the global population set to reach 9.7 billion by 2050, two thirds of which will be living in cities, according to United Nations projections, governments worldwide are already facing an array of challenges in ensuring the sustainability, security and success of an ever-more-crowded planet. The urgency of these challenges underscores the importance of smart cities continuing to fuel growth, innovation and cultural dynamism amid this wave of continued urbanization. To do so, they’ll need to harness data analytics, smart infrastructure, sensing technologies and innovation networks to improve civic services, manage day-to-day operations and make cities attractive destinations for capital.

Verizon To Launch Mobile 5G In Chicago, Minneapolis In April
March 14, 2019
Verizon announced that Chicago and Minneapolis will be the first two cities to get access to its mobile 5G network, with service launching on April 11. The company anticipates expanding to 30 cities nationwide by the end of 2019.

Which Cities Have the Smartest Transport?
March 12, 2019
Here's how San Fransisco, Vienna, Tokyo, Barcelona and London, which have the smartest transportation, have transformed mobility and quality of life.

As More Cities Implement Smart Technology, Experts Call for Inclusivity
March 12, 2019
Cities are growing at the fastest rate in human history — and so are the expectations being placed on them. For most, increasingly prevalent smart city technology works as it should. But for those living with disabilities, it often completely misses the mark. Take, for example, city kiosks meant to streamline the payment of parking tickets or service bills. Between their placement in underserved neighborhoods and the immediate access they offer to city services, they might seem like a fool-proof win for local government, but without features like audible output for blind individuals, a significant cross section of the community is immediately excluded.

Smart Street Lighting Strengthens Role Of Utility In Smart City Landscape
March 5, 2019
The link between utilities and smart cities is strengthening as utilities around the world start rolling out smart lighting applications. In recent weeks, ComEd in Illinois has announced that they will upgrade 140,000 street lights to smart units and Tampa Electric have just recently followed suit. It is estimated that the ComEd initiative could save Chicago in the region of $10 million annually. Of the 221 cities being tracked by Navigant Research’s Smart City Tracker, a quarter are rolling out smart lighting initiatives.

Tampa Bay, FL Businesses Form Transportation Nonprofit
February 28, 2019
Business leaders from the three counties making up the Tampa Bay, FL region have teamed up for a nonprofit that will advocate for region-wide transportation solutions. The Tampa Bay Mobility Alliance (TBMO) says it will be a “united front” for mobility projects.

Staying Street Smart: Parking Technology In UK Cities
February 26, 2019
Paul Moorby, CEO Chipside, discusses how parking technology will help streamline transport digitisation in the next steps towards smart city adoption.

How Sensor Data Can Help Cities Improve Public Spaces
February 26, 2019
Urban sensors are often used to monitor illegal activity — from identifying drivers that run red lights to generating predictive crime maps — but they can also collect data for quality-of-life improvements like reducing emissions and preventing car accidents.

Putting Connected Car Mobility On The Map
February 21, 2019
Mapping and location services company, Here Technologies, has partnered with Continual, a provider of connected car and subscriber mobility experience analytics, to introduce two data services to help improve connected mobility.

Establish Rules To Manage Data Collected From Smart City Technology, Toronto Councillor Urges
February 20, 2019
Toronto needs rules and regulations to govern the collection and managing of data from smart cities including the one Sidewalk Labs has in mind, says a city councillor who has launched a plan calling for a new policy.

Mayor Seeks To Make Seattle “EV-Ready”
February 20, 2019
Equipping all new buildings in the city with electric vehicle charging stations is one of the mayor’s 12 climate action priority goals.

Dallas To Launch Smart Cities Incubator
February 15, 2019
The Dallas Entrepreneur Center Network (DEC) is launching a smart cities incubator in Dallas’ West End, in collaboration with AT&T, Cisco, Microsoft and the University of Texas at Dallas, among others. The Innov8te Smart Cities Incubator will support early-stage companies and highlight the full ecosystem of companies in the Dallas-Fort Worth region working on everything from data analytics to internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) technology.

How Smart Cities Can Create A Road Map To Reduce Risk And Improve Resiliency
February 14, 2019
More than three-quarters of the earth's population lives in cities. Smart technologies are quickly emerging to transform how people work and live. There are both new opportunities and new risks in smart cities. A new report, Smart and Safe: Risk Reduction in Tomorrow's Cities, from the EastWest Institute (EWI), gives direction to urban leaders who want to reduce risks and create more resilient cities.

Role Of GIS In The Journey Of Smart Cities
February 13, 2019
Smart cities are future cities that aim to identify smarter choices to maximize end-user satisfaction and speed up urban socio-cultural and economic development. They are knowledge-based cities with the capability to uplift the growth of their respective nation by planning, management, governance and development systems where geospatial information is at the forefront helping decision makers to take right decisions.

Naperville (Ill.) Looking To Ideas On How To Bring More 'Smart' Technologies To The City
February 13, 2019
Naperville officials wants to bring more smart technologies to city, which could mean anything from devices that monitor parking space availability to sensors that monitor water lines and storm sewers to a track to test self-driving vehicles.

London And Helsinki CDOs Sign Digital Declaration On Smart Cities And Data Ethics
February 13, 2019
London’s chief digital officer Theo Blackwell and his Helsinki counterpart Mikko Rusama have today signed a ‘city to city digital declaration’, which will see both cities work together to share ideas on artificial intelligence, open data and other smart city initiatives.

Council Makes Old Town Parking Pilot Permanent
March 21, 2019
(Alexandria, Va.) Council voted unanimously to make a pay-by-phone parking pilot permanent at its public hearing on Saturday. The pilot program, which has been controversial since its inception in 2016, allows residents in Old Town to petition for their block to have pay-by-phone parking. Since 2016, the program has been implemented on 13 blocks. Vehicles without residential parking stickers must pay for parking on these blocks through a mobile app.

3 Cities To Charge For Curb Space In New Micromobility Pilot
March 20, 2019
Three cities will be part of a collaborative pilot program to manage dockless scooters and other new forms of mobility by using a platform from mobility solutions company Passport. Charlotte, NC; Detroit; and Omaha, NE will use the platform to charge for curb space for all micromobility modes, in an effort to incentivize behavior.

New Technology Increases Efficiency For Downtown (Rapid City, S.D.) Parking Enforcement
March 19, 2019
If you don't see a chalk line on your tire, but still have a parking ticket, it's probably not a mistake. Parking enforcement for the downtown area is getting a face lift with some new technology. New technology is being implemented to enforce downtown parking to make it more efficient.

Digital License Plates Could Be Coming to Texas
March 19, 2019
The digital age is in full swing, and now license plates could be the new thing to get an upgrade in Texas. Texas lawmakers are debating allowing digital license plates on vehicles. HB 1711 is set to go to the House transportation committee Wednesday.

West Palm Beach Improving The Way You Park At Garages
March 18, 2019
If you dread dealing with parking in downtown West Palm Beach on a busy day, the city says you are about to have a much easier time with it. Parking administrator Ed Davis said his team is working on improvements, some of which will be launching at downtown parking garages soon.

How TomTom Is Evolving For Autonomous Vehicles
March 17, 2019
To many, TomTom is a brand synonymous with satellite navigation (“Sat Nav”) devices plastered to car windshields. But behind the scenes, the Dutch mapping company has been building a veritable arsenal of navigation data and high definition (HD) maps as it gears up for the battle to power the connected, autonomous cars of tomorrow.

Stan the Adorable Robot Could Be the Future of Parking Lots
March 15, 2019
A number of cars offer some kind of self-parking feature these days, but that tech as it currently stands amounts to little more than a parlor trick. A French startup called Stanley Robotics, however, has a new take on the idea: a little robot tug that tows your car around a lot and decides where to park it.

Automated Parking: One Of Many Amenities Promised For Park Place
March 14, 2019
East Lansing (Mich.) could see technologically innovative parking if City Council approves a proposal from Park Place apartments. Vlahakis Development of Okemos and partner Royal Properties of Champaign, Illinois, plan to incorporate an automated parking system in each of their proposed buildings of The Park Place Project. The parking system at Park Place would not be restricted to residents. Public parking would be allowed.

New Jersey Senate Postpones Vote On Bill Allowing Towns To Install Smart Parking Meters
March 14, 2019
You could soon be out of luck if you run out of time at a parking meter in New Jersey. The state Senate is looking at allowing smart parking meters. On Thursday, New Jersey’s Senate was poised to give final passage on a bill that would allow towns to install parking meters with cameras to look for violations and then mail you a ticket, but it was postponed.

Lyft Adds Denver Transit Information to App
March 14, 2019
Lyft is partnering with Denver's Regional Transportation District (RTD) to begin featuring nearby transit options on the Lyft app. In the "Transit" section of the app, users will be able to find nearby bus and rail stops, walking directions to those stops and transit schedules, as well as the locations of Lyft scooters and shared rides.

Greeley (Colo.) Plans Meetings Ahead of Downtown Parking Changes
March 14, 2019
As Greeley’s public works department prepares for upcoming changes to downtown parking, city officials plan to host meetings and discussions with residents. The changes are scheduled to start April 1, according to a news release. The city plans to use license plate recognition technology and the Passport Parking services and app to implement the changes.

Moovit Partners with SpotHero to Simplify Commuting and Reduce Congestion in San Francisco
March 12, 2019
Moovit, the leading Mobility as a Service (MaaS) provider and the world’s #1 urban mobility app today announced a partnership with SpotHero, the #1 marketplace and mobility platform for off-street parking in North America. The partnership will make it even easier for Moovit users to drive, park and ride public transit on their daily commutes using SpotHero’s network of parking facilities. The San Francisco Bay Area is the first market for the partnership.

ParkMobile Introduces Smart Parking to the City of Amarillo
March 11, 2019
ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the United States, announced today a partnership with the City of Amarillo that will enable people to skip the meter and pay for parking from their mobile device. The ParkMobile app is now available at 900 spaces in downtown Amarillo.

Hyundai Develops Smartphone Digital Key
March 10, 2019
Hyundai announced the development of a "Digital Key," which allows users to unlock and start their Hyundai vehicle via their smartphone. Replacing a traditional physical key, the new Digital Key can be downloaded via an app and used by up to four authorized people. The Digital Key can be downloaded via a cell phone application and Near Field Communication technology detects the presence of an authorized Digital Key-enabled cellphone in close proximity to the vehicle door.

Ohio-Based Firm Will Install Updated Technology in City of Pasadena-Owned Parking Garages
March 9, 2019
Pasadena has selected Columbus, Ohio-based TIBA Parking Systems to be the City’s long-term parking technology partner starting this year. Under an exclusive multi-year contract with the City, TIBA Parking Systems will create and install a comprehensive parking technology package to manage parking in eight of Pasadena’s city-owned public garages.

Denver Expands Enforcement Program to Increase Parking Revenues
March 7, 2019
Parking Revenue Recovery Services (PRRS), Inc., which offers parking enforcement and collections services, has announced launch of the PRRS Screamer PE1 program in Denver. The program kicked off in Denver last month and will expand to more 1,200 spaces at 15 locations throughout the downtown.

Best-in-Class Parking Enforcement Through PRRS "Screamer PE1" Program
March 5, 2019
Parking Revenue Recovery Services (PRRS), Inc., new leaders in Parking Enforcement and Collections Services, is excited to announce its launch of the PRRS Screamer PE1 program. The PRRS Screamer PE1 program delivers a turn-key enforcement solution to clients that includes enforcement staff on the ground, fixed License Plate Recognition (LPR), collections, payment processing and state of the art technology with real-time reporting.

New Downtown Amarillo Parking System Officially In Effect
March 4, 2019
The ParkMobile App is making it easier and faster for visitors in downtown Amarillo to pay for parking--- and the app itself is designed to be even easier to use.

The Race To Become The All-In-One Transport App
February 27, 2019
As new transportation options like bike and scooter rental services proliferate, ride-hailing companies are rushing to outfit their mobile apps with as many services as possible, including public transit.

Paying For Parking In Key West? Do It With Your Phone Starting This Week
February 27, 2019
Starting Friday, paying for parking in Key West will get a lot easier. A new smartphone app will end any racing back to the pay station — or the old-school meters still in place around the island — to plunk down some change or swipe a credit card.

FlashParking Share Their Thoughts on Mobile Parking
February 27, 2019
Mobile parking has become a dominant topic within the parking industry. As consumers are increasingly demanding convenience, parking providers are seeking to adopt new Juan Rodriguez Headshottechnologies to meet the demand. Apps are an integral part of mobile parking, allowing for easier payments, wayfinding, and even seamless access and exit control. We had the opportunity to speak to the CEO and Co-Founder of FlashParking, Juan Rodriguez and learn more about mobile parking apps.

Austin to Launch Upgraded Mobile Pay Parking App, Park ATX
February 26, 2019
This week, the City of Austin is releasing an upgraded mobile pay parking app, Park ATX. Created by Passport, Park ATX allows drivers to pay for parking with their smartphones at more than 10,000 parking spots throughout the city.

Staying Street Smart: Parking Technology In UK Cities
February 26, 2019
Paul Moorby, CEO Chipside, discusses how parking technology will help streamline transport digitisation in the next steps towards smart city adoption.

Park Assist has been Awarded the Parking Guidance System Contract for Vancouver International Airport
February 26, 2019
Park Assist has been awarded the Parking Guidance System (PGS) contract for Vancouver International Airport (YVR), following a competitive bid process. Park Assist provides the leading PGS Solution to further elevate customer service experiences. Park Assist will be supplying YVR with M4 camera based smart-sensor powered technology. It will also be fully integrated with the PARCS system to add more seamless functionality.

Upgraded Parking Meters Could Be Coming Soon To Downtown Cincinnati
February 26, 2019
City leaders decided to upgrade 1,700 parking meters in downtown Cincinnati in order to create a faster and more reliable system.

Downtown Parking Changes Coming To Fort Dodge (Iowa)
February 26, 2019
Changes intended to make it tougher to violate the downtown parking rules appear to be on track for adoption by Fort Dodge officials. A new system that uses cameras to record images of license plates and an agreement with Webster County that would prevent anyone from registering their vehicle until their parking fines are paid are key to the proposal.

Airport Grant To Enable Parking System
February 22, 2019
The Greater Rochester International Airport has been awarded a grant to install a garage parking guidance system. The $499,000 state Department of Transportation grant will enable the airport to construct a parking guidance system inside the airport ramp garage.

Parking App Expanded For Use Along Greenwich Avenue
February 21, 2019
Paying for parking on Greenwich Avenue (Greenwich, Conn.) just got a lot easier. The Parkmobile app has been expanded for use on the Avenue — so that means no more rooting around for loose change to plug into the meter. Drivers with the app can grab their phone, pay and go shopping — without worries of getting a ticket.

Putting Connected Car Mobility On The Map
February 21, 2019
Mapping and location services company, Here Technologies, has partnered with Continual, a provider of connected car and subscriber mobility experience analytics, to introduce two data services to help improve connected mobility.

St. Louis Parking Passes 2.5M Mobile App Transactions
February 20, 2019
St. Louis’ Parking Division has passed 2.5 million parking transactions using its mobile apps, ParkLouie and ParkMobile, from 120,000 unique users, according to St. Louis Treasurer Tishaura O. Jones, whose office administers city parking.

The Future of Car Parking
February 19, 2019
Car parking takes up valuable space in city centres and can be a source of frustration, pollution and congestion. However, new technologies are emerging that may change the way we park – or get rid of parking altogether.

Cleveland Moving Toward Adopting App Technology That Would Let Motorists Use Smart Phones To Pay Parking Meters
February 19, 2019
Paying for parking on Cleveland’s streets could become as simple as tapping an app on your smart phone. Public Works Director Mike Cox recently told City Council’s Finance Committee that he expects to seek proposals for an app service soon.

Circling for a Parking Spot Becomes Easier With Free App
February 18, 2019
A crowdsourced app that shows drivers where to find parking spaces will officially become available in Philadelphia. SpotAngels is an app with a map said company co-founder Aboud Jardaneh. "The map shows you all the parking spaces around you, whether on-street or off-street, in parking garages or lots," he said. Dotted icons on the map indicate locations for available spots near you.

Car Drop And Go, New Innovative Parking Product Coming To Edinburgh Airport
February 18, 2019
An innovative new service which uses the latest technology will put valet parking at heart of Edinburgh Airport’s parking approach to use its space more efficiently.

Park Assist has been Awarded the Parking Guidance System Contract for Port of Miami
February 18, 2019
Park Assist has been awarded the Parking Guidance System (PGS) contract for Port of Miami Cruise Terminal A. The new terminal was built to accommodate the over 5,500 Royal Caribbean passengers boarding the massive Oasis-class ships in Miami, FL. The addition of Park Assist’s patented camera-based system will guide visitors aboard in record time by offering a simple, enjoyable and efficient parking experience.

Tired Of Fresno’s Coin-Fed Parking Meters? Upgrades Are On The Way
February 16, 2019
The city of Fresno (Calif.) is taking steps to upgrade its parking meters, including the ones on Fulton Street and downtown. The city is soliciting bids for a project to install “smart meters” — an effort that could be completed by summer.

Fort Lauderdale, FL Adopts Centralized Mobility Management System
February 15, 2019
Fort Lauderdale, FL has teamed up with transportation solutions company Passport on what the partners are calling a first-of-its-kind centralized mobility management system. The system will bridge previously unconnected data sets to influence strategic decisions about transportation, essentially linking all of the city's mobility data in a single platform.

Smart Meters On The Way
February 13, 2019
New parking meters are on the way to Rapid City (S.D.) as the Legal and Finance Committee settles on a company to do the job. The IPS Group would provide 620 smart meters in downtown Rapid City. These smart meters will not only accept coins, but payments from credit cards and the company’s mobile app as well.

Naperville (Ill.) Looking To Ideas On How To Bring More 'Smart' Technologies To The City
February 13, 2019
Naperville officials wants to bring more smart technologies to city, which could mean anything from devices that monitor parking space availability to sensors that monitor water lines and storm sewers to a track to test self-driving vehicles.

Airbus Poll: Public Split On Flying Cars
February 11, 2019
As companies explore the potential to use flying cars or other small air-borne vehicles as a solution to urban congestion, a new poll finds that 44% of the public is in favor of Urban Air Mobility (UAM). The survey was released by Airbus UTM, a group working on traffic management policies for airspace.

Turn To Tech For A Solution To Your Parking Problems, At Home Or On The Road
February 11, 2019
Sometimes it makes sense to have a car for destinations that aren’t within the scope of buses, trains, trolleys or other public transport; to cover a lot of ground quickly; or to lug a lot of equipment. And that’s when a car becomes a ball and chain. But there are systems to help you find a parking space, and we’re just starting to see them in airports and other destinations frequented by travelers.

Chicago’s Iconic Navy Pier Installs INDECT’s Premium Camera-based Parking Guidance System
February 11, 2019
INDECT USA announces that installation of their premium camera-based parking guidance system, the UPSOLUT, is currently underway at Navy Pier in Chicago, Ill.

Plans For Removing Parking Spots Stalls
March 21, 2019
On the heels of student opposition to a plan to widen spaces and reduce parking spots in Merrimac Way Parking Lot, Orange Coast College (Costa Mesa, Calif.) administrators have apparently have put the brakes on the plan. Several student groups gathered for a College Council meeting Tuesday afternoon to protest the recent approval to widen parking spots located in the Merrimac Way Parking Lot.

UNCC Parking Decks, Lots To Close For Basketball Tournament; Some Students Plan Protest
March 21, 2019
Students at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte pay hundreds of dollars to park on campus, but that won’t matter this weekend. They’re being told to move their vehicles because of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament.

‘Sidewalks Are Now Blocked With Vehicles:' Illegal Parking A Major Problem A Sacred Heart University
March 21, 2019
Illegal parking at Sacred Heart University getting out of hand after the state banned private institutions from issuing parking citations. Sacred Heart Executive Director of Public Safety Gary MacNamara says it's been a problem since the law took effect in October and is only getting worse.

Manhattan College To See Updates to Overnight Parking Policy
March 15, 2019
Manhattan College will be updating its overnight parking policy with hopes of making more spots available to those who need them and of opening up more spots for Manhattan College students and faculty in the mornings.

Colorado College Revises Arena Plans After Getting Pressure From Neighbors
March 12, 2019
Under pressure from neighbors, Colorado College has revised its plans for a proposed hockey arena on campus and will build a parking lot with 100 spaces and a parking garage to accommodate 300 to 350 vehicles, officials said Monday.

Master Plan To Change California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Campus
March 12, 2019
In a few short years, the Cal Poly Pomona campus as we see it today will look very different as decisions are being made now regarding the Campus Master Plan. Some of the changes to come are meant to resolve difficulties with parking and traffic on the I-10 freeway, improve shuttle routes, include accessible routes, improve transit connections and add additional bike lanes — all as a result of increasing student enrollment, according to a master plan update from earlier this year.

New Parking Garage To Be Built At Liberty University (Lynchburg, Va.) To Accommodate Future Growth
March 7, 2019
To accommodate the growth to come with a new sports arena and business school, Liberty University will build a new 80,000-square-foot, nine story parking garage on East Campus.

University of Memphis Taking Action Against Illegal Parking Near Campus
March 5, 2019
The University of Memphis lost its battle to block construction of yet another private dorm near campus, but now has a plan to win the war against the illegal parking that such development can worsen.

(Moscow, Idaho) City Council Approves New Saint Andrews Parking Lot Permit
March 5, 2019
The Moscow City Council — with a 5-1 vote — approved a conditional-use permit that will allow New Saint Andrews College to designate an unregulated parking lot on South Jackson Street for its students and employees during regular business hours.

ParkMobile to Offer Smart Parking to University of San Diego
March 5, 2019
ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the United States, has partnered with the University of San Diego to enable people to easily pay for parking from their mobile device. The ParkMobile app is now available for over 2,000 spaces on campus.

The Current State of Parking at Radford University
February 28, 2019
At Radford University, students frequently face fines for parking violations. The university upholds several parking rules and enforces them with fines and, in extreme cases, tire boots and towing.

At Cal State L.A. And Other Campuses, Parking Is High-Demand Real Estate
February 25, 2019
To help deal with congestion, Cal State Northridge launched an app that provides information about how many spaces are available in lots so students waste less time driving around looking for parking, Chandler said. Like other universities, Northridge and Long Beach employ strategies in line with the system’s sustainability goals, including ways to get students out of their cars through public transportation incentives and carpools. But it’s a balancing act for campuses to provide enough parking while encouraging behavior that is good for the environment.

Re-imagining Winslow Street Properties to Create Innovation Corridor, Expand Campus Parking
February 22, 2019
The University of Kentucky announced Friday steps to re-imagine a critical piece of property to establish an innovation corridor and significantly expand parking for the campus.

University of Illinois To Increase Campus Parking Rates
February 21, 2019
The University’s parking department will increase parking rates on campus starting July 1, 2020. Parking meters will increase by 25 cents per hour, while faculty and staff virtual parking permits will increase between 0.8 percent and 0.9 percent of an individual’s annual base salary.

ParkMobile to Offer Smart Parking to University of San Diego
February 19, 2019
ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the United States, has partnered with the University of San Diego to enable people to easily pay for parking from their mobile device. The ParkMobile app is now available for over 2,000 spaces on campus.

Auburn University Trustees Tackle Campus Parking
February 18, 2019
Auburn University President Steven Leath shared with the university’s board of trustees what he referred to as “a huge burden” last week. “This is probably the single most important issue on the minds of our faculty, staff and students,” Leath told the board. “There’s not enough parking.”

Wilkes-Barre Zoning Board To Decide On Wilkes University Parking Request
February 16, 2019
The city Zoning Hearing Board soon will decide whether or not Wilkes University can expand parking for students, faculty and staff.

University Of South Alabama Doubles Parking Fines
February 15, 2019
Students at the University of South Alabama are paying more than double for parking tickets after a University parking committee agreed to raise the price of tickets.

Parking Deck Construction Is Postponed At Western; First Of 3 New Lots Slated To Be Opened On Friday
February 13, 2019
The start of construction on Western Carolina University’s first parking deck has been postponed until May 2020 as university officials prepare to open the first of three new lots that will add a total of 760 new spaces to the campus parking inventory.

Faculty, Staff To Pay More To Park At University Of Illinois
February 11, 2019
Faculty and staff at the University of Illinois are going to have to dig a little deeper to pay to park at school. The (Champaign) News-Gazette reports that the school is raising parking-permit rates for faculty and staff in July by about 12.5 percent. It’s the first increase since 2012 and the newspaper says the revenue generated will help pay for parking-related construction and maintenance of parking facilities.

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