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Construction at Washington Square Development Halts Due to Parking Garage Dispute with City (Tallahassee, Fla.)
July 22, 2019
Silence and stillness: two words that describe the current situation at the Washington Square construction site. Construction completely stopped about 4 to 5 weeks ago. The project, spearheaded by Fairmont Development, includes a 19 story building; from the outside, it looks as though the skeleton of about 4 to 5 stories has been completed. The company's work is at a standstill, after a disagreement with the City of Tallahassee regarding the use of the Eastside parking Garage, located off of Gadsden Street.

Medical City McKinney (Texas) Launches Free Valet Service for Patients, Visitors
July 22, 2019
Medical City McKinney will offer free valet services to patients and visitors starting July 22. “We are pleased to offer our patients and visitors curbside valet service that will help ease the trip to the hospital and or doctor’s office,” Medical City McKinney CEO Ernest C. Lynch said in a news release. “This is a safe, secure and convenient parking option for patients and guests.”

Does New York’s Congestion Charge Herald a New Era for North American Cities?
July 22, 2019
In April, New York became the first US city to adopt a congestion charge, which will be rolled out across lower Manhattan in 2021. Other cities such as Seattle, Vancouver and Los Angeles are looking at levying a fee for vehicles to enter a charging zone with the aim to improve the environment and raise revenue for mass transit. Christopher Carey looks at the evolution of congestion charging and the prospects for other cities in North America to adopt such measures.

San Bruno (Calif.) Pursues Permit Parking Program
July 22, 2019
San Bruno officials advanced their interest in allowing neighborhoods experiencing parking problems to voluntarily establish a street permit program designed to clear the congestion.

Nevada City’s Parking Paradox
July 22, 2019
Nevada City has decided to expand metered parking in its downtown area and make it considerably more expensive.

City Paying Price for Shutting Down Lafayette (La.) Parish Parking Garage
July 22, 2019
It appears the city is paying part of the price for the closing of the parish-owned Buchanan Street parking garage downtown. The city of Lafayette's Transit Fund is paying to operate two shuttle buses between the city's Vermilion Street parking garage and the parish courthouse, whose employees were displaced when the Buchanan Street garage was closed abruptly in October.

Michigan State Parks, Carpool Lots Could Have Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Under Bipartisan Bills
July 22, 2019
Michigan drivers might see electric vehicle charging stations in state parks, carpool lots and more if bipartisan legislation recently introduced in the House and Senate is signed into law.

Ride-Hailing Continues to Rise, but Growth Will Slow
July 22, 2019
The ride-hailing industry will experience further growth over the next five years, but this growth will level off, according to analysis from Statista, a German research portal. In 2019, the global revenues of ride-hailing companies increased by 19.6% to reach $183.7 billion but are now expected to only grow by 11.6% in 2023.

Coloradans Create App to Rent out Your Driveway for Parking
July 22, 2019
Two Coloradans have created a smartphone app that aims to make parking easier while providing an income source for some homeowners.

City of Berkeley (Calif.) Implements Online Parking Management System
July 22, 2019
Last month, the city of Berkeley implemented a new parking management system that uses license plates as permits to allow permit holders to pay expenses online instantly, according to a citywide press release.

Kansas Adds Electric Car Charging at Turnpike Service Areas
July 22, 2019
Electric charging stations have been introduced at the Topeka, Lawrence and Towanda services areas on the Kansas Turnpike.

Richmond (Va.) City Council Approves Monroe Ward Rezoning to Boost Development on Surface Parking Lots
July 22, 2019
More cranes and construction crews could soon be seen in downtown Richmond following the adoption of zoning changes in Monroe Ward. The Richmond City Council voted Monday to approve a slate of zoning and land-use ordinances that officials hope will boost development on the multitude of parking lots between the eastern edge of Virginia Commonwealth University and the state Capitol. Within Monroe Ward — the area of downtown bounded by Belvidere, Broad and Ninth streets and the Downtown Expressway — about 25% of the area is underutilized as surface parking lots, according to city planners.

Commercial Complexes Flout Parking Norms in Odisha (India)
July 22, 2019
Violating building construction norms and additionally minting money with exorbitant parking fees seem to have become the practice for commercial complexes in the city. The main road between Bisra Square and Panposh, having concentration of all commercial activities, witnesses traffic jams due to illegal parking. RDA sources said almost all old commercial buildings lack own parking facility while plan for new buildings is not approved without the provision. But a reality check shows that several commercial establishments have managed to build their complexes without parking provisions.

AppyParking Progresses Plans to Make Parking "Forgettable"
July 22, 2019
The UK start-up has closed a £7.6m series A funding round which will help it make the kerb work for everyone, physically, socially and commercially.

Football Parking Could Be Confusing Early On. Here’s What Sandy Barbour, PSU Are Doing To Help
July 22, 2019
Penn State Athletic Director Sandy Barbour acknowledged there’ll be some growing pains this season with the new football parking setup around Beaver Stadium, but she said the university is taking steps to ease fans into the transition.

Hotel Could Be Constructed Over Columbia’s (S.C.) Lady Street Garage
July 22, 2019
Columbia City Council has given an initial approval on a measure that could make way for the construction of a new hotel over top of the parking garage at the corner of Lady and Assembly streets.

Holland (Mich.) Hospital Expands Parking
July 21, 2019
A portion of 25th Street will be vacated as Holland Hospital expands parking and adds a maintenance building in the area.

City of Mobile (Ala.) Partners to Bring Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Downtown
July 21, 2019
The city of Mobile and Alabama Power have partnered to bring the first residential electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to downtown.

City Planners Eye Self-Driving Vehicles to Correct Mistakes of the 20th-Century Auto
July 20, 2019
As self-driving vehicles begin to transform the way people get around, urban planners around the country are beginning to think about how they will remake cities and change the way we live.

Survey Finds Strong Support For Electric Cars In USA
July 19, 2019
A survey of 1659 Americans who plan to buy a new car within the next 2 years finds strong support for electric cars. The survey was undertaken jointly by the Union of Concerned Scientists and Consumer Reports. The results show interest in electric cars is quite consistent in all parts of the country and across all income groups.

Meadville (Pa.) Board Approves Parking Variance for New Rehabilitation Facility
July 19, 2019
Parking at the former Hillside Home facility across from Huidekoper Park was approved by the Meadville Zoning Board as a substance abuse treatment facility plans to move into the vacant building. Summit Behavioral Healthcare, a network of behavioral treatment centers, requested a variance to allow for the existing parking lot with 26 spaces to suffice for its planned 47-bed treatment facility.

Ashforth Company to Lead Greenwich (Conn.) Station Redevelopment
July 19, 2019
The Town of Greenwich announced the redevelopment of the Greenwich Transportation Center through a public-private partnership between the Town of Greenwich and Greenwich Plaza, owned by The Ashforth Company. The $45 million project will include the redevelopment and construction of a new modern transportation center.

New Parking Enforcement Technology Creates Confusion Over Parking Rules In Noblesville (Ind.)
July 19, 2019
If you're planning to head downtown to the courthouse in Noblesville, or you're just grabbing a bite to eat, or doing a little shopping, and you've parked in a two-hour parking spot — you truly only get two hours. Some people say that it is not long enough.

Lyft Tries to Steer Around New York City’s New Ride-Hailing Rules
July 18, 2019
Ride-hailing firm shuts down app for periods of time to cut down on drivers’ cruising the city for passengers; drivers say the move is aimed at bringing down their pay.

AT&T Puts Big Downtown San Jose (Calif.) Parking Lot Up For Sale
July 18, 2019
AT&T intends to sell a parking lot at a choice location in downtown San Jose, a move that could entice some key development players amid widening interest in the urban core of the Bay Area’s largest city.

Despite High Hopes, Self-Driving Cars Are ‘Way in the Future’
July 17, 2019
Ford and other companies say the industry overestimated the arrival of autonomous vehicles, which still struggle to anticipate what other drivers and pedestrians will do.

Uber, Lyft and the A-Line Train Have Changed the Game at DIA — Shelving Plans for More Airport Parking
July 21, 2019
It’s the rapid rise of Uber and Lyft that took Denver International Airport officials by surprise in a span of four years that also saw the long-anticipated start of the Regional Transportation District’s University of Colorado A-Line. DIA began allowing ridesharing services in late 2014, and since then they’ve done more than jolt the taxi industry. Their meteoric rise has drawn business not only from former taxi passengers and travelers who used to be dropped off by friends or relatives, but also those who once frequented the airport’s parking garages and lots.

‘See Them Aliens’ and Save 51% off Parking at Fine Airport Parking
July 18, 2019
1.3 million people have signed up to attend the event in the Nevada desert at Area 51. The parody event, titled “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us,” was formed by a group of alien hunters who will meet at 3 a.m. on Sept. 20 near the U.S. Air Force Base to coordinate a plan of attack to reveal the truth, FOX10 in Phoenix reported. Not all of the people who are attending live in an area to be able to drive to meet up. Fine Airport Parking is trying to help those wanting to go “see them aliens” by giving a 51% discount for all Area 51 goers.

Rideshare Chaos at Orlando International Airport
July 15, 2019
Cars are double-parked and drivers are camping out as spaces fill up. It’s a potential recipe for disaster at one of the busiest airports in the country. Cellphone video from Uber driver Ernesto Arzeno shows what he says the rideshare lot at the airport looks like a typical day.

Garage Structure Takes Shape at Albany International Airport
July 12, 2019
Trucks Friday afternoon were arriving at 20-minute intervals, each carrying a specific structural element for the new Albany airport parking garage, as the 1,000-vehicle structure takes shape.

LAX to add 4,700 Parking Spaces to Ease Traffic Congestion
July 11, 2019
Crews broke ground Thursday on a new parking structure at Los Angeles International Airport, aimed at easing the notorious congestion and revamping one of the world's busiest airports.

1,000 New Parking Spaces Planned for Des Moines International Airport
July 9, 2019
The Des Moines International Airport announced Tuesday that it will install 1,000 new parking spaces to combat parking shortages. The airport will create additional parking spots at Economy Lot 4, just south of the airport's main terminal.

Springfield (Mo.) Airport Adding 700 Parking Spots, Valet Parking
July 9, 2019
The Springfield-Branson National Airport is seeing more travelers than ever, and parking can be a bit of a challenge–especially for those who like to cut it close when it comes to making their flights. But construction is underway on more than 700 additional parking spots.

City of Tallahassee (Fla.) Looking to Discontinue Airport Parking Pass Perks for Public Officials
July 5, 2019
The city is poised to do away with complimentary airport parking for elected officials and staff not flying for official business. The issue was brought to light in May 2018 when a Tallahassee Democrat analysis of then-mayor Andrew Gillum’s use of his pass found that he parked for free at the Tallahassee International Airport, sometimes while traveling for his gubernatorial campaign.

Shreveport (La.) Regional Airport Accommodates Parking Needs of Travelers
July 5, 2019
Parking is at a premium these days at Shreveport Regional Airport, especially on holiday weekends. That’s good news for airport officials. An increase in travelers due to new flights to Destin, Florida and larger planes flying in and out of Shreveport means more people are looking for a place to park for a few days. As a courtesy to travelers, customers aren’t being forced to park in the higher priced lot. Instead, they’re allowed to park in grassy areas that are not actually part of the designated lot.

San Francisco International Airport Ride-Hailing Traffic Nightmare for Millbrae and Burlingame
July 3, 2019
Severe traffic congestion created by a decision to move the area where ride-hailing services pick up travelers leaving San Francisco International Airport is causing a headache for residents, drivers, officials and others.

Charlotte Douglas Airport Contracts with AeroParker for Online Booking and Commercial Management of Car Parking
July 1, 2019
Following an open request for proposal process initiated in October 2018 AeroParker has recently been awarded the contract for Online Booking System (OBS) and Parking Commercial Management Services at Charlotte Douglas Airport (CLT).

Sea-Tac (Wash.) Airport Parking Rates Increasing Starting Monday
July 1, 2019
SeaTac Airport parking rates are increasing starting Monday, just as the summer travel season kicks into full swing.

Jacksonville (Fla.) International Airport Permanently Opening Up Economy Lot 3 To Help Ease Parking 'Crunch'
June 28, 2019
Finding a parking spot at the Jacksonville International Airport is about to get easier. After a number of closures in recent weeks because lots and garages have reached capacity, WOKV has now confirmed an additional parking lot, known as Economy 3, will be opening up permanently on Monday, July 1st.

Reservations Platform Marks Successful First Year
June 27, 2019
San Diego International Airport (SAN) recently marked its first year offering pre-booking to travelers parking in Terminal 2 Parking Plaza, with more than 68,000 travelers reserving parking before leaving for the airport. San Diego International Airport was the first airport in the United States to offer travelers Chauntry’s Parkspace v. 18.

Airport Parking Reconfigured (Jackson Hole, Wy.)
June 27, 2019
The Jackson Hole Airport has reconfigured the parking lot provided in front of the terminal. Airport Director Jim Elwood explains that the previous configuration caused considerable confusion for the public wishing to park their cars there for either short term or long term.

San Diego International Airport to Relocate Cell Phone Waiting Lot
June 24, 2019
The San Diego International Airport will relocate its cell phone waiting lot Monday to support ongoing airport renovations. The lot is being moved slightly northwest of its current location adjacent to Harbor Drive, putting it closer to both Terminal 1 and Liberator Way. The airport announced the relocation on Friday. The cell phone lot allows motorists to park for free for up to an hour while they wait for their family, friends or loved ones to land at the airport. The lot’s new location includes 85 spaces, the same as the lot’s former location, according to the airport.

Heathrow Airport Wants to Build 3,000 New Car Parking Spaces - and People Aren't Happy
June 24, 2019
Plans to build an extra 3,000 car parking spaces at Heathrow have angered campaigners, who say it sends the wrong message about tackling climate change and increasing public transport use to the airport. The airport however points out while parking increases from 64,000 to 67,000 in its newly-released masterplan, there are proposals to triple the numbers taking trains to the airport and to encourage cycling and walking.

The Fresno Yosemite International Airport Is Fixing Their Parking Problem
June 12, 2019
Today the Fresno Yosemite International Airport unveiled an expanded long term parking lot. It’s great news for travelers because this creates hundreds of new parking spaces.

Hundreds of Parking Tickets Issued for Workers at Orlando International Airport, Records Show
June 12, 2019
Hundreds of workers at Orlando International Airport are being hit with tickets for having nowhere to park. This is happening inside of a parking lot the airport admits is too small.

Traffic Wreaks Havoc on SFO Amid New Lyft, Uber Pick Up Restrictions
June 10, 2019
San Francisco International Airport's plan to reduce congestion hit a speed bump Sunday evening, the airport's busiest night of the week, as halted traffic wrapped all the way around to Highway US-101 and Lyft and Uber riders experienced increased wait times.

Fresno (Caif.) City Budget Includes Nearly $40 Million for Airport Parking Garage
June 10, 2019
Parking will be a big improvement at Fresno Yosemite International Airport. Plans for a nearly $40 million parking garage are included in the Airport Departments $124 million budget request.

Ride-Hailing Continues to Rise, but Growth Will Slow
July 22, 2019
The ride-hailing industry will experience further growth over the next five years, but this growth will level off, according to analysis from Statista, a German research portal. In 2019, the global revenues of ride-hailing companies increased by 19.6% to reach $183.7 billion but are now expected to only grow by 11.6% in 2023.

City Planners Eye Self-Driving Vehicles to Correct Mistakes of the 20th-Century Auto
July 20, 2019
As self-driving vehicles begin to transform the way people get around, urban planners around the country are beginning to think about how they will remake cities and change the way we live.

Lyft Tries to Steer Around New York City’s New Ride-Hailing Rules
July 18, 2019
Ride-hailing firm shuts down app for periods of time to cut down on drivers’ cruising the city for passengers; drivers say the move is aimed at bringing down their pay.

Despite High Hopes, Self-Driving Cars Are ‘Way in the Future’
July 17, 2019
Ford and other companies say the industry overestimated the arrival of autonomous vehicles, which still struggle to anticipate what other drivers and pedestrians will do.

China’s Didi Seeks Up to $2 Billion as Ride-Hailing Firms Want Investors to Fund Growth
July 17, 2019
China’s dominant ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing Technology Co. is working to raise up to $2 billion from investors, according to people familiar with the matter, the latest sign that firms in the sector including Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. are eager to raise money to fuel investments while posting steep losses.

Cities Experiment with Parking Fees to Wrangle Scooters
July 17, 2019
A three-month pilot program in several cities is charging scooter operators parking fees when the devices go unused. The hope is that the charges will discourage over-deployments of the devices.

Uber Commissions Report on Potential Congestion Pricing In Seattle
July 17, 2019
Ride share giant Uber has commissioned a report on Seattle’s potential plan to charge a toll to drive into downtown Seattle. The report came up with $3.80 as the suggested toll.

Uber and Lyft Rides are Down in New York City Thanks to a Minimum-Wage Rule that Drove up Prices. Analysts Say it Could Have Been Even Worse.
July 16, 2019
People are taking fewer Uber and Lyft rides in New York City, the United States' most lucrative and important market for ride-hailing, but an analyst says the drop isn't as bad as some had feared.

MD: Ride-Hailing Options for Transit Users Could Be Model for Future -- Just Ask Montgomery County
July 16, 2019
In a world of Uber and Lyft, streaming music services, and on-demand cable and movies, a test program in Montgomery County that allows transit users to schedule rides using their phones represents the way the transit industry is likely headed.

Rideshare Chaos at Orlando International Airport
July 15, 2019
Cars are double-parked and drivers are camping out as spaces fill up. It’s a potential recipe for disaster at one of the busiest airports in the country. Cellphone video from Uber driver Ernesto Arzeno shows what he says the rideshare lot at the airport looks like a typical day.

Ford and Volkswagen Team Up On Self-Driving and Electric Cars
July 12, 2019
Volkswagen and Ford announced plans Friday to work closely to develop electric- and self-driving vehicles, the latest automakers to partner in the face of massive changes rocking the auto industry.

With Fresh $2.6B, Autonomous Driving Looks As Expensive As Ride-Hailing
July 12, 2019
Ride-hailing companies don’t make money. It’s nearly a law of business. I think that we can add another, related writ to the first, namely that autonomous driving startups always need another billion dollars. Or more, as we learned today on the news that Argo AI has picked up $2.6 billion in what TechCrunch calls “capital and assets” including a $1 billion primacy investment, a $500 million secondary buy of shares from Ford, among other transactions in the VW-led deal.

British Columbia Government Says Ride-Hailing Services Can Operate Starting Sept. 16
July 9, 2019
The ride-hailing companies could be operating on B.C. roads as early as Sept. 16, as the provincial government announced Monday its regulations on licensing and insurance for ride-hailing will be in effect as of that date. However, ride-hailing companies would first need to apply for permission to operate through the Passenger Transportation Board.

How Alphabet's Waymo and Other Ride-Hailing Companies Are Using Perks to Attract Riders
July 9, 2019
Waymo is trying to attract riders to its self-driving taxis by offering several amenities and perks, according to a new report. The branch of Alphabet has started offering free Wi-Fi, ad-free music streaming through Google Play Music and child car seats in all its minivans as a way to bring in more customers, Reuters reported.

Paving The Way To Autonomous Driving
July 9, 2019
Teaming up to get to market faster and for less cost is a necessary step, but what comes next isn’t clear.

Do Passengers Prefer Autonomous Vehicles Driven Like Machines Or Like Humans?
July 8, 2019
Passenger and pedestrian confidence are key to future development of autonomous vehicles so researchers have conducted and reported an experiment to see which driving style engendered the highest levels of confidence among autonomous vehicles passengers - driving with full machine efficiency, or driving in a way that emulates average human driving. The surprising result was that neither was optimal but that a blend of both might be best.

Tesla Goes It Alone as BMW and Daimler Team Up for Autonomous Driving
July 5, 2019
BMW and Daimler are teaming up to build self-driving cars. What’s more, the pair want to launch the autonomous vehicles by 2024. The partnership, announced Thursday, highlights the strategy the automotive industry is pursuing to remove the driver from driving.

Indian Ride-Hailing Service Ola Has Been Granted A Licence For London
July 5, 2019
Indian ride-hailing service Ola received a private hire vehicle (PHV) operator licence from Transport for London yesterday (4 July), which will allow it to compete against Uber on the streets of London.

Don’t Count on U.S. Regulators to Make Self-Driving Cars Safe for Pedestrians
July 5, 2019
A self-driving vehicle is speeding down a city street when a garbage truck turns across its path. Does the car’s onboard computer decide to hit the back of the truck? Or swerve into a nearby crosswalk, minimizing risk to its own passengers but almost certainly harming innocent bystanders?

San Francisco International Airport Ride-Hailing Traffic Nightmare for Millbrae and Burlingame
July 3, 2019
Severe traffic congestion created by a decision to move the area where ride-hailing services pick up travelers leaving San Francisco International Airport is causing a headache for residents, drivers, officials and others.

Ride-Hailing Companies Now Legal Across Louisiana
July 3, 2019
Uber says it’s now open for business statewide. Act 286 from this year’s session, which went into effect this week, grants transportation network companies such as Uber and Lyft the ability to operate without a permit until rules and regulations are promulgated by the Department of Transportation and Development, the state’s regulator.

Waymo's Self-Driving Cabs Just Got an Important Green Light in California
July 3, 2019
In a significant development for Alphabet’s autonomous vehicle company, Waymo has secured permission to transport passengers in its self-driving taxis in California, but probably not you.

Waymo Makes Autonomous Vehicles Available to Lyft Riders
June 27, 2019
Waymo, a subsidiary of Google-parent Alphabet which is developing autonomous vehicles and related services, has officially expanded its reach and is now making some of its self-driving minivans available for customers of ride-share firm Lyft.

This Is How Self-Driving Cars Deal With Double-Parking
June 27, 2019
It's annoying, but when you drive up to an Uber car or delivery van that's double-parked, you deal with it. For self-driving cars, it's a more complicated moment. Cruise, the self-driving car company backed by General Motors, is currently testing in San Francisco, where its autonomous Chevy Bolt cars regularly encounter a large number of cars parked in the middle of the lane. Everyday, the Cruise cars maneuver around double-parked vehicles.

Data Drives Our Driverless Future
June 26, 2019
The pace of technology adoption has never been faster, which is why we're seeing reports about the new features of autonomous driving introduced by car manufacturers. The policy implications from a land use and development standpoint are significant. Before you scoff at the idea of how driverless cars will change anything, consider this: legislators rushed to enact laws against distracted driving, not because of CB radios, DVD players or the proliferation of drive-thru coffee accidents.

There Will Be 33 Million Driverless Cars Sold Annually By 2040
June 25, 2019
Fully autonomous vehicles that can drive themselves in nearly any situation aren't roaming the streets just yet, but almost every major technology company and automaker is working on getting to that point as quickly as possible.

Chandler (Ariz.) is Partnering with Waymo for Autonomous Vehicle Ride-Hailing Program
June 24, 2019
The city of Chandler and Waymo launched an autonomous vehicle ride-hailing program for certain city employees this month, according to a news release. City officials said Chandler is the first city to have this kind of a partnership.

Ride-Hailing Companies Not Meeting Toronto’s Goal to Reduce Emissions and Traffic
June 24, 2019
Toronto’s ride-hailing companies aren’t meeting the city’s planning goals to reduce emissions and mitigate traffic congestions, according to a recent study from Ryerson Urban Analytics Institute.

Waymo Just Signed a Deal to Make Self-Driving Cars for Use in France and Japan
June 19, 2019
Waymo has signed a deal with Renault and Nissan to develop self-driving cars and trucks for use in France, Japan and possibly other countries throughout Europe and much of Asia, the autonomous car company announced Thursday. It’s the first agreement Waymo has signed to provide its technology and services to automakers working to build their own self-driving vehicles.

Ride-Hailing Trips Increased 25% In Massachusetts Last Year
June 13, 2019
The popular ride-hailing services Uber and Lyft apparently got much more popular in Massachusetts last year. Total rides surged 25% from 2017 to 2018, according to state data released Thursday. That's to 81.3 million last year, from 64.8 million the year prior.

An Autonomous Vehicle Took On Chicago's Thick Morning Traffic. Here's What Happened.
June 13, 2019
Chicago-based Here Technologies, which creates high-definition maps for vehicles, displayed the autonomous functions its tech enables this week in a drive up and down Interstate 90 in a Ford Fusion.

Baidu Releases Software to Enable Autonomous Parking in Certain Situations
June 12, 2019
Baidu is launching the software and hardware combined Valet Parking System jointly with WM Motor, a pioneering company in autonomous driving.

Uber’s European Rival Bolt Launches in London
June 10, 2019
Uber’s European rival Bolt is now taking it on in the streets of London. The Estonian ride-hailing company formerly known as Taxify announced its launch in the U.K.’s capital city Tuesday. It joins a growing list of start-ups trying to take market share from Uber in the London metropolitan area.

Traffic Wreaks Havoc on SFO Amid New Lyft, Uber Pick Up Restrictions
June 10, 2019
San Francisco International Airport's plan to reduce congestion hit a speed bump Sunday evening, the airport's busiest night of the week, as halted traffic wrapped all the way around to Highway US-101 and Lyft and Uber riders experienced increased wait times.

Iowa City Begins Planning Ahead for Autonomous Vehicles
June 10, 2019
A recent report compiled by students at the University of Iowa’s School of Urban and Regional Planning gave several recommendations for how the city could better prepare for a future with automated vehicles.

Medical City McKinney (Texas) Launches Free Valet Service for Patients, Visitors
July 22, 2019
Medical City McKinney will offer free valet services to patients and visitors starting July 22. “We are pleased to offer our patients and visitors curbside valet service that will help ease the trip to the hospital and or doctor’s office,” Medical City McKinney CEO Ernest C. Lynch said in a news release. “This is a safe, secure and convenient parking option for patients and guests.”

Downtown Asbury Park (N.J.) Valet Parking Service Now Available
July 18, 2019
Asbury Park has announced that a valet parking service will be available for visitors to downtown starting on Thursday, July 18.

County Commission Looks to Clear Residential Roadways of Illegally Parked Commercial Vehicles (Clark County, Nev.)
July 18, 2019
Southern Nevada residents have grown tired of seeing large commercial vehicles and tractor-trailers parked illegally in their neighborhoods. Clark County Commissioner Tick Segerblom first brought attention to the issue during a commission meeting in early June, proposing that the board grant enforcement powers to multiple agencies. As it stands now, only the Las Vegas Constable’s Office has jurisdiction over ticketing the vehicles.

Getting Close-In Parking Has Its Pros and Cons
July 15, 2019
Home Depot offers “Pro” customer parking, presumably for contractors. How is that fair? Those guys are being paid to shop. Seems like those of us spending our own dime and time ought to get preference, plus we pay full retail with no contractor’s discounts.

Parking Questions Linger For Depot Project
July 13, 2019
Three times over the past year, attorneys for the owners of the former Fort Discovery museum at Port Royal sought answers from local officials about how Augusta would maintain its commitment of 530 parking spaces for Unisys, which are at the site for the Riverfront at the Depot development.

Downtown Parking Cost Soars as Price to Park Increases Again (Springfield, Mo.)
July 12, 2019
Fans of the Springfield Cardinals may have noticed a price increase downtown. Plaza Realty and Management raised prices for downtown parking near Hammons Field, Friday night. Prior to opening day, the company said it would charge fans twenty dollars to park in the lot closest to Hammons Field.

D.C. to Manage Curbside Deliveries at Nine Locations Using Digital Platform
July 8, 2019
Beginning next month, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) says it will remove street parking at nine locations across the city’s core to create special zones for commercial deliveries and loading. The goal is to analyze how commercial operators use these curbsides and prevent dangerous behavior like double parking, per a recent release.

Memphis (Tenn.) Zoo Now Offering Valet Parking
July 4, 2019
The Memphis Zoo is now offering a new VIP Valet parking option for visitors. The add-on service is available through a partnership with A+ Parking Services.

Car Thieves Targeting Valet Workers Is Growing Problem In Atlanta, Police Say
July 2, 2019
Atlanta police are looking for a group of car thieves who waited and watched for the right moment to steal keys from a parking lot valet over the weekend. Last Saturday, police said the thieves targeted a restaurant and shopping plaza on Howell Mill Road in northwest Atlanta.

Pixar Pals Parking Structure Now Open For Disneyland Resort Guests
July 2, 2019
The new Pixar Pals parking structure opened on June 30 for Disneyland Resort guests, months ahead of schedule. The new parking structure features additional entry lanes and a new electronic inventory system, intended to accelerate the guest parking process and reduce traffic in the areas surrounding the west side of the resort.

Arizona Merchants Worried by Potential Parking Regulations
July 1, 2019
Merchants in Arizona are worried that fee increases and time limitations for parking could hurt business. The Arizona Daily Star reports that Tucson's municipal government is considering raising parking-meter rates and adding metered parking limitations in specific business areas.

Starting August 1, Parking Will Be Removed for 12 Weeks to Create curbFlow Loading Zones for Commercial Activities at Nine Locations Across the City (Washington, D.C.)
June 24, 2019
Today, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced the next phase of the curbside pickup-dropoff (PUDO) program will focus on commercial activity. DDOT has partnered with curbFlow, a mobility company that coordinates commercial operator pickup & drop-off activity to available curb space in real time.

Community Fights Beaverton (Ore.) Decision to Demolish Curiosities Vintage Mall for Parking
June 24, 2019
The City of Beaverton gave a local antique mall two months to move out of its building so the city can build temporary parking at the site, inciting pushback that plans to disrupt a city council meeting Tuesday.

Valet Tries to Stop Car Thief in Buckhead (Atlanta, Ga.)
June 23, 2019
A valet stepped in front of a car, to try to stop a thief from driving off in it Sunday afternoon, according to Atlanta Police. It all happened at the City Central parking deck in Lindbergh.

New Disneyland Parking Garage To Open Early — But Won’t Be Ready For Next Wave Of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Crowds
June 19, 2019
A new $100 million Disneyland parking garage won’t be ready in time for the second wave of Star Wars fans descending on the popular Galaxy’s Edge themed land next week after the reservation-only period ends. The 6,500-space Pixar Pals parking structure is expected to open by the end of June, months ahead of the scheduled September opening of the new garage, according to Disneyland officials.

Pensacola Beach Leaders Change Parking Lot Ban Policy
June 13, 2019
After complaints from organizers of an annual Corvette show and promoters of a CrossFit competition, Pensacola Beach leaders have agreed to change their plan limiting special event parking during the peak tourism season.

Baidu Releases Software to Enable Autonomous Parking in Certain Situations
June 12, 2019
Baidu is launching the software and hardware combined Valet Parking System jointly with WM Motor, a pioneering company in autonomous driving.

Selectmen Adopt New Oversight Provisions for Off-Site Stadium Event Parking (Foxboro, Mass.)
June 12, 2019
Through a series of procedural votes Tuesday night, selectmen took steps to clean up the town’s oversight of parking for stadium events — and in so doing paved the way for a new commercial lot located just off Route 1.

Congestion, Construction Create Parking Issues Near Target Field (Minneapolis, Minn.)
June 12, 2019
With the Twins consistently packing Target Field thanks to successful play, traffic has increased on nearby streets. Construction on Hennepin Avenue and other neighboring roads adds to the problem. It’s also eliminated some street parking in the North Loop area.

Why Walmart Parking Lots Are Perfect For Electric Vehicle Chargers
June 10, 2019
In a move that could make it easier for tens of millions of Americans to own and operate electric cars, Walmart is filling in some major gaps in electric charging infrastructure that will add over 300 new charging stations by the end of the year, mostly in the South and Midwest.

It Costs to Park: How Fans Can Combat Rising Parking Prices at Sporting Events
June 10, 2019
According to a recent story in the San Francisco Chronicle, fans of the Cal Berkeley Golden Bears football team will now have to pay $225 for parking around Memorial Stadium on game day. This is a significant increase from last year’s price of $100 and has many fans up in arms. The reason behind the new price is related to people parking in areas that require a residential parking permit.

City Council Shows Concerns Over Parking at Proposed Hotel Building Planned in Livonia (Mich.)
June 10, 2019
Trends in transportation is the reason a proposed dual-brand hotel building in Livonia doesn't have enough parking in its plans.

Does New York’s Congestion Charge Herald a New Era for North American Cities?
July 22, 2019
In April, New York became the first US city to adopt a congestion charge, which will be rolled out across lower Manhattan in 2021. Other cities such as Seattle, Vancouver and Los Angeles are looking at levying a fee for vehicles to enter a charging zone with the aim to improve the environment and raise revenue for mass transit. Christopher Carey looks at the evolution of congestion charging and the prospects for other cities in North America to adopt such measures.

San Bruno (Calif.) Pursues Permit Parking Program
July 22, 2019
San Bruno officials advanced their interest in allowing neighborhoods experiencing parking problems to voluntarily establish a street permit program designed to clear the congestion.

Corey Johnson Says New York City Has ‘Too Many Parking Spaces’
July 18, 2019
City Council Speaker Corey Johnson may have just slammed the parking brake on his mayoral bid. Johnson fumed to WNYC’s “The Brian Lehrer Show” on Thursday that too much public space is dedicated to on-street car storage, potentially alienating a host of car-driving voters.

Austin, TX Considers Transit Incentives to Reduce Congestion
July 16, 2019
Austin, TX is working to create an incentive pilot program to increase transit ridership. The pilot comes at the request of the city council, which in December passed a resolution declaring the city had to find creative ways to increase transit ridership to combat increases in traffic congestion and the cost of car ownership.

How Congestion Pricing Has Helped or Hurt Stockholm
July 12, 2019
Congestion pricing is coming to New York City in 2021, so the I-Team investigated how it was implemented in big cities around the world, and if it benefited the cities who use it. Stockholm, Sweden, has seen mixed results, and one critic says it needs to do more to use the funding for public transit improvements.

How Congestion Pricing Can Help Chicago's Infrastructure
July 9, 2019
Mayor Lightfoot has few good options when it comes to finding revenues to pay for infrastructure improvements. Here's one that could work.

D.C. to Manage Curbside Deliveries at Nine Locations Using Digital Platform
July 8, 2019
Beginning next month, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) says it will remove street parking at nine locations across the city’s core to create special zones for commercial deliveries and loading. The goal is to analyze how commercial operators use these curbsides and prevent dangerous behavior like double parking, per a recent release.

Laguna Beach (Calif.) Launches Parking App to Limit Summertime Congestion, with Help from Hometown Celeb Lauren Conrad
July 5, 2019
Finding a parking spot this summer in Laguna Beach might be easier than in the past, thanks to a newly launched smartphone app. City officials partnered with Lauren Conrad — a hometown celebrity who got her start on MTV’s “Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County” — to give the new “Laguna Beach Parking” app a boost.

San Francisco International Airport Ride-Hailing Traffic Nightmare for Millbrae and Burlingame
July 3, 2019
Severe traffic congestion created by a decision to move the area where ride-hailing services pick up travelers leaving San Francisco International Airport is causing a headache for residents, drivers, officials and others.

Coord Expands Curb Data Platform to 5 New Cities
July 1, 2019
Mobility data company Coord is adding five new cities to its curb data platform: Austin, TX; Miami; Philadelphia; San Diego and Washington, DC. The expansion is part of the company’s goal to offer data on more than 100 global cities by 2021.

Making Cars Pay to Drive on the Roads
June 29, 2019
New York is about to become the first city in over a decade to implement congestion pricing. City streets are more clogged than ever. The growth of e-commerce has driven an influx of delivery vehicles, while the rise of ride-hailing services like Uber has led city-dwellers to assume that a car is permanently available to drive them anywhere they want to go. If something is underpriced, it tends to generate excessive demand.

Why A Rush-Hour Commute Could Cost More. Transportation Groups Ask Lightfoot To Consider ‘Congestion Pricing’ (Chicago, Ill.)
June 28, 2019
Transit advocates and public policy groups are asking Mayor Lori Lightfoot to consider imposing “congestion pricing” fees to help cut traffic in busy areas during rush hour.

Waze and SpotHero Tackle Parking-Related Street Congestion
June 26, 2019
SpotHero is integrating Waze, a navigation app owned by Google, into its app to enable its customers nationwide to more directly navigate to a pre-booked parking spot near their destination. The two companies already teamed up last summer to facilitate navigation in underground or tunnel areas of Chicago via location beacons.

How Do You Put A Price Tag On Traffic Congestion? Philly Says It’s In The Millions.
June 24, 2019
Congestion is costing the city millions in both money and time, and is hindering worker productivity, according to a study released Monday on the harm that traffic is doing to Philadelphia. The report from EConsult Solutions found Philadelphians using Center City streets spend 9.7 million hours a year sitting in traffic, either in private vehicles or on buses. That costs $152 million a year in time value and transportation costs, the equivalent of a $260 tax for every person in the city.

Congestion, Construction Create Parking Issues Near Target Field (Minneapolis, Minn.)
June 12, 2019
With the Twins consistently packing Target Field thanks to successful play, traffic has increased on nearby streets. Construction on Hennepin Avenue and other neighboring roads adds to the problem. It’s also eliminated some street parking in the North Loop area.

Most Cities Will Have to Introduce Congestion Charging, Say Experts at Global Transit Conference
June 10, 2019
“There’s an inevitability about [congestion charging],” the Commissioner of Transport for London told me on a metro ride on June 10. Mike Brown added that “it’ll come” even to those cities run by politicians who fear they would be slung out on their ears for even broaching such an idea.

Michigan State Parks, Carpool Lots Could Have Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Under Bipartisan Bills
July 22, 2019
Michigan drivers might see electric vehicle charging stations in state parks, carpool lots and more if bipartisan legislation recently introduced in the House and Senate is signed into law.

Kansas Adds Electric Car Charging at Turnpike Service Areas
July 22, 2019
Electric charging stations have been introduced at the Topeka, Lawrence and Towanda services areas on the Kansas Turnpike.

City of Mobile (Ala.) Partners to Bring Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Downtown
July 21, 2019
The city of Mobile and Alabama Power have partnered to bring the first residential electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to downtown.

Survey Finds Strong Support For Electric Cars In USA
July 19, 2019
A survey of 1659 Americans who plan to buy a new car within the next 2 years finds strong support for electric cars. The survey was undertaken jointly by the Union of Concerned Scientists and Consumer Reports. The results show interest in electric cars is quite consistent in all parts of the country and across all income groups.

Who Is Responsible for Installing and Maintaining an Electric Car Charging Station at a Condo Building?
July 17, 2019
If I live in a condo and buy an electric vehicle, how do I work with my association to set up a charging station? Who is responsible for installation and maintenance?

Ordinance Proposes Citywide Electric Charging Station Requirement at Parking Facilities
July 16, 2019
In a bid to cut San Francisco's greenhouse gas emissions, Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Aaron Peskin on Tuesday proposed expanding the number of electric charging stations at parking structures throughout the city.

Number of EV Charging Stations Can Only Expand (Edwardsville, Ill.)
July 16, 2019
Range anxiety is a common phobia among EV drivers. They fret that they will be stranded on the shoulder of a road because they ran out of go juice with three kids and a load of groceries in the car. However, as car lithium-ion batteries have improved, driving range miles have increased. This makes EVs great as a second or third vehicle for families or as “city cars” for some drivers.

Volta Charging Borrows $44 Million to Energize Its Ad-Based Electric Car Charging Network
July 16, 2019
It’s demand San Francisco-based startup Volta Charging hopes to meet with advertising — that is, sponsored spots on car chargers that subsidize the electricity. On the heels of the closure of a $35 million series C funding round in July 2018, the company says it has secured the investment it needs to scale its model nationwide.

Charge your electric car in the National Parks
July 15, 2019
The National Park Service is partnering with the National Park Foundation, BMW of North America and the U.S. Department of Energy to install 100 EV charging ports in and around at least 13 National Parks and recreation areas.

Ford and Volkswagen Team Up On Self-Driving and Electric Cars
July 12, 2019
Volkswagen and Ford announced plans Friday to work closely to develop electric- and self-driving vehicles, the latest automakers to partner in the face of massive changes rocking the auto industry.

GM Tackles the Problem: Where Do I Charge My Electric Vehicle?
July 10, 2019
Electric vehicles are on the market, but many potential buyers wonder: where do you charge them? Along with high prices, the availability of charging stations has remained a key concern of consumers who are interested in, but nervous about, purchasing electric vehicles.

US Now Has Over 20,000 Electric Car Charging Stations With More Than 68,800 Connectors
July 9, 2019
The Department of Energy (DOE) reports that the US now has over 20,000 electric car charging stations with more than 68,800 connectors. The new numbers were released by the DOE this week.

New Study Suggests Electric Bicycles Are Much Better Than Electric Cars For Cities
July 8, 2019
A new study released by the Center for Research into Energy Demand Solutions (CREDS) in the UK has found that electric cars aren’t actually the best transportation option when it comes to urban traffic or environmental impact.

Autonomously Driven Electric Cars Will Change The World, McKinsey Says
July 8, 2019
Autonomous driving and vehicle electrification won’t just change the way you drive — or don’t drive — it will also change the world in which we live. That is the conclusion of a far-reaching report from McKinsey & Company that identifies the far-reaching and widespread implications of the imminent changes in mobility for consumers all around the world. In other words, brother, can you share a paradigm?

5 US Cities Fueling the Electric Vehicles Adoption Boom
July 5, 2019
Electric vehicles are slowly making their way into the mainstream. Some regions tend to prove far more popular than others, which is only to be expected during the early stages. In the United States, there is a genuine electric vehicle boom taking place across the following major cities.

Walmart Announces Rollout of Electric Car Charging Stations Across Arkansas
July 3, 2019
Walmart has announced the rollout of electric car charging stations across Arkansas as part of a plan to develop a coast-to-coast charging network.

EU Requires Carmakers to Add Fake Engine Noises to Electric Cars
July 1, 2019
Electric vehicles have been hailed as part of the answer to the climate crisis, but for some people they represent a new danger. Pedestrians can struggle to hear quiet electric and hybrid vehicles coming, which presents a particular risk for blind and visually impaired people. But as of Monday, all new models of electric and hybrid vehicles developed and sold in the European Union must come equipped with an acoustic sound system.

As City Prepares for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations, Communities Diverge on Support (New York City)
June 28, 2019
A plan to replace 120 parking spaces with curbside electric car charging stations is facing opposition from Brooklyn community boards, with some calling it a “vanity project” while others embrace it as progressive policy.

Electric Cars Still Face a Major Roadblock
June 27, 2019
According to Cody Thacker, the head of electrification at Audi of America, about 80 to 90 percent of EV charging happens at home. But the fear of running out of charge—like the fear of running out of gas—can still drive consumer habits.

Can City Infrastructure Support EVs at Scale?
June 27, 2019
Foolproof’s Peter Ballard calls for collaborative working, reimagined processes and better use of data to drive EV adoption and the related benefits.

Electric Car Charging In America Just Got A Little Bit Easier
June 11, 2019
ChargePoint and Electrify America, two of the leading US EV charging networks, just announced a roaming partnership. Starting later this year, if you're a ChargePoint member, you can use that account to charge at Electrify America chargers, and vice versa.

Illinois Drops Proposed $1,000 EV Registration Fee to $248
June 10, 2019
The Illinois legislature has backed away from a proposed $1,000 registration fee targeted at electric cars that was met with scorn and opposition from automakers and electric-car advocates.

Why Walmart Parking Lots Are Perfect For Electric Vehicle Chargers
June 10, 2019
In a move that could make it easier for tens of millions of Americans to own and operate electric cars, Walmart is filling in some major gaps in electric charging infrastructure that will add over 300 new charging stations by the end of the year, mostly in the South and Midwest.

Switch to Electric Cars Hit By ‘Poor’ Charging Infrastructure (U.K.)
June 10, 2019
To test the UK’s readiness for electric vehicles, David Wright, chief electricity engineer at National Grid, sent some colleagues on a 565-mile round trip from the utility’s offices in Wokingham, Berkshire, to Teesside.

Medical City McKinney (Texas) Launches Free Valet Service for Patients, Visitors
July 22, 2019
Medical City McKinney will offer free valet services to patients and visitors starting July 22. “We are pleased to offer our patients and visitors curbside valet service that will help ease the trip to the hospital and or doctor’s office,” Medical City McKinney CEO Ernest C. Lynch said in a news release. “This is a safe, secure and convenient parking option for patients and guests.”

Holland (Mich.) Hospital Expands Parking
July 21, 2019
A portion of 25th Street will be vacated as Holland Hospital expands parking and adds a maintenance building in the area.

WakeMed Goes Live With ‘Wayfinding’ App for Directions, Parking, Medical Records, Much More (Raleigh, N.C.)
July 18, 2019
Patients and visitors can now get directions, parking information and point-of-care destination inside WakeMed health system facilities as well as making appointments and reviewing medical records through a new app.

Presbyterian Healthcare Services Invests $260M in 11-Story Tower, Parking Garage (Albuquerque, N.M.)
July 12, 2019
Presbyterian Health Services plans to build a $260 million, 11-story patient tower and parking garage on its 111-year-old campus in Albuquerque, N.M.

Boost for Hospital Parking By Transforming Informal Car Parking Area (Scotland)
July 12, 2019
Calls for more parking at Chalmers Hospital in Banff have been ongoing for years, with demand only increasing since Macduff GP moved into the facility. In response to patients’ concerns, Aberdeenshire Council will now create an informal car park at Battery Green, which is already used by vehicles.

Burnaby Scraps Parking Meters Near Hospital But Some Say Not Enough (Canada)
July 10, 2019
Burnaby’s move toward free two hour parking outside its hospital is a good start but doesn’t address the main issue, says a man who’s been advocating for free parking for patients. Burnaby city council voted to get rid of pay parking for 33 street spots outside Burnaby Hospital Tuesday night.

Free Parking Approved for Visitors of Burnaby (B.C., Canada) Hospital
July 9, 2019
On Monday, the City of Burnaby voted to introduce free street parking near Burnaby hospital. The City will remove meters from 33 on-street parking spots in an effort to make visits to the hospital more affordable to the public.

Kaiser Permanente’s Woodland Hills (Calif.) Medical Center Is Expanding. But With It, So Are Traffic And Access Challenges
July 3, 2019
Plans to build a new emergency department and operating rooms in a glass and steel building at Kaiser Permanente in Woodland Hills continue to churn away on the 28-acre former farmland property at the corner of De Soto Avenue and Burbank Boulevard. The expansion project began in early 2018 and is expected to be completed in October 2020, barring any delays, according to hospital officials. But it’s the parking situation in recent days that that has really caused a stir.

Energy Saving Project Earns Award for OSF Saint Francis Medical Center (Peoria, Ill.)
June 28, 2019
OSF Healthcare Saint Francis Medical Center has been honored by Ameren Illinois for its recent energy reduction efforts. According to a statement from OSF, Saint Francis has replaced all exterior lighting in the Medi-Park 3 employee parking deck with LED lights over the last three years.

Wayne Memorial Hospita to Re-Open Patient Parking Lot (Honesdale, Pa.)
June 10, 2019
Good news for patients and visitors at Wayne Memorial Hospital: a parking lot with more than 100 spaces re-opens June 11th, 2019, about 18 months after it closed due to construction.

ParKam's Smart Parking Project at Curtin University Will Be a World-First
July 22, 2019
Smart parking company ParKam is leading a world-first smart parking deployment underway at Curtin University in Western Australia. The project will be the world’s largest deployment of a smart parking system that uses cloud-based artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to process images.

Commercial Complexes Flout Parking Norms in Odisha (India)
July 22, 2019
Violating building construction norms and additionally minting money with exorbitant parking fees seem to have become the practice for commercial complexes in the city. The main road between Bisra Square and Panposh, having concentration of all commercial activities, witnesses traffic jams due to illegal parking. RDA sources said almost all old commercial buildings lack own parking facility while plan for new buildings is not approved without the provision. But a reality check shows that several commercial establishments have managed to build their complexes without parking provisions.

AppyParking Progresses Plans to Make Parking "Forgettable"
July 22, 2019
The UK start-up has closed a £7.6m series A funding round which will help it make the kerb work for everyone, physically, socially and commercially.

Predictive Technology Takes Pain Out Of Parking
July 17, 2019
Newcastle has been become the first Australian city to trial a new predictive parking technology that has been adopted in cities across Europe including Stockholm, Copenhagen, Berlin, Rome, Milan and Barcelona.

Parking Price Hike Could Free Up Spots In Downtown Kelowna (Canada)
July 13, 2019
A hike in parking prices may be the answer to freeing up some parking spots in the downtown core, city council heard Monday.

Boost for Hospital Parking By Transforming Informal Car Parking Area (Scotland)
July 12, 2019
Calls for more parking at Chalmers Hospital in Banff have been ongoing for years, with demand only increasing since Macduff GP moved into the facility. In response to patients’ concerns, Aberdeenshire Council will now create an informal car park at Battery Green, which is already used by vehicles.

Burnaby Scraps Parking Meters Near Hospital But Some Say Not Enough (Canada)
July 10, 2019
Burnaby’s move toward free two hour parking outside its hospital is a good start but doesn’t address the main issue, says a man who’s been advocating for free parking for patients. Burnaby city council voted to get rid of pay parking for 33 street spots outside Burnaby Hospital Tuesday night.

British Columbia Government Says Ride-Hailing Services Can Operate Starting Sept. 16
July 9, 2019
The ride-hailing companies could be operating on B.C. roads as early as Sept. 16, as the provincial government announced Monday its regulations on licensing and insurance for ride-hailing will be in effect as of that date. However, ride-hailing companies would first need to apply for permission to operate through the Passenger Transportation Board.

Free Parking Approved for Visitors of Burnaby (B.C., Canada) Hospital
July 9, 2019
On Monday, the City of Burnaby voted to introduce free street parking near Burnaby hospital. The City will remove meters from 33 on-street parking spots in an effort to make visits to the hospital more affordable to the public.

Report Urges Toronto to Rethink Parking
July 9, 2019
A new report by the Ryerson Urban Analytics Institute is encouraging the City of Toronto and other urban municipalities to rethink parking standards for new buildings.

Vancouver to Gain 700 Parking Spaces
July 8, 2019
Vancouver’s downtown is set to gain more than 700 parking spaces over the next three years, in a series of projects that includes squeezing angled parking onto wide streets and partnering with private companies to build parking garages.

Indian Ride-Hailing Service Ola Has Been Granted A Licence For London
July 5, 2019
Indian ride-hailing service Ola received a private hire vehicle (PHV) operator licence from Transport for London yesterday (4 July), which will allow it to compete against Uber on the streets of London.

Freshwater West Overnight Parking Ban Sparks Petition (Wales)
July 5, 2019
More than 6,000 people have signed a petition opposing plans to stop people parking overnight at a Welsh beauty spot.

ParkVia Secures Online Parking Contract for All IAG Airlines
July 2, 2019
European airport parking specialist ParkVia has won a competitive tender to secure the role of online parking provider for one of the world’s largest airline groups, IAG (International Airlines Group), owner of British Airways.

EU Requires Carmakers to Add Fake Engine Noises to Electric Cars
July 1, 2019
Electric vehicles have been hailed as part of the answer to the climate crisis, but for some people they represent a new danger. Pedestrians can struggle to hear quiet electric and hybrid vehicles coming, which presents a particular risk for blind and visually impaired people. But as of Monday, all new models of electric and hybrid vehicles developed and sold in the European Union must come equipped with an acoustic sound system.

Higher Gas, Parking Taxes and Transit Fares In Effect for Metro Vancouver
July 1, 2019
Getting around Metro Vancouver is going to cost many commuters more, starting now. Taxes are going up on gas and parking, and transit fares are being hiked, too.

Dialog Named Technological Partner for Colombo's Touch Parking Card Project
June 28, 2019
Sri Lanka's Dialog Axiata was recently announced as the exclusive technological partner for the launch of the NFC-based Touch Parking Card by Tenaga Car Parks in a public private partnership with the Colombo Municipal Council. The service will allow patrons to make payments more securely via eZ Cash and add to bill facilities.

Councils to Make Record £1 Billion from Parking Charges
June 28, 2019
Parking charges are set to make councils £1 billion for the first time, analysis has shown amid fears that motorists are being "punished". This will mean that the surplus from parking charges across England has doubled in the last decade and increased by 34 per cent in the last four years alone, analysis for the RAC Foundation found.

Heathrow Airport Wants to Build 3,000 New Car Parking Spaces - and People Aren't Happy
June 24, 2019
Plans to build an extra 3,000 car parking spaces at Heathrow have angered campaigners, who say it sends the wrong message about tackling climate change and increasing public transport use to the airport. The airport however points out while parking increases from 64,000 to 67,000 in its newly-released masterplan, there are proposals to triple the numbers taking trains to the airport and to encourage cycling and walking.

Ride-Hailing Companies Not Meeting Toronto’s Goal to Reduce Emissions and Traffic
June 24, 2019
Toronto’s ride-hailing companies aren’t meeting the city’s planning goals to reduce emissions and mitigate traffic congestions, according to a recent study from Ryerson Urban Analytics Institute.

Waymo Just Signed a Deal to Make Self-Driving Cars for Use in France and Japan
June 19, 2019
Waymo has signed a deal with Renault and Nissan to develop self-driving cars and trucks for use in France, Japan and possibly other countries throughout Europe and much of Asia, the autonomous car company announced Thursday. It’s the first agreement Waymo has signed to provide its technology and services to automakers working to build their own self-driving vehicles.

Brits Demand Smart City Measures to Create Safer Roads
June 11, 2019
More than half of Britons believe that smart city technology and measures should be put in place to make the UK’s roads safer for vulnerable users such as cyclists and pedestrians, according to research.

Uber’s European Rival Bolt Launches in London
June 10, 2019
Uber’s European rival Bolt is now taking it on in the streets of London. The Estonian ride-hailing company formerly known as Taxify announced its launch in the U.K.’s capital city Tuesday. It joins a growing list of start-ups trying to take market share from Uber in the London metropolitan area.

Switch to Electric Cars Hit By ‘Poor’ Charging Infrastructure (U.K.)
June 10, 2019
To test the UK’s readiness for electric vehicles, David Wright, chief electricity engineer at National Grid, sent some colleagues on a 565-mile round trip from the utility’s offices in Wokingham, Berkshire, to Teesside.

AppyParking Progresses Plans to Make Parking "Forgettable"
July 22, 2019
The UK start-up has closed a £7.6m series A funding round which will help it make the kerb work for everyone, physically, socially and commercially.

SMG Selects ParkHub as its Preferred Vendor for Parking Technology
July 16, 2019
SMG, the world leader in venue management has chosen the leading B2B parking technology provider, ParkHub, as the company’s Preferred Vendor for parking technology. The multiyear agreement will facilitate the adoption of ParkHub’s innovative solutions at SMG-managed venues across the United States.

PayByPhone Expands in Georgia and Florida with Professional Parking Management
July 16, 2019
PayByPhone, a leading global provider of mobile parking payment solutions, can now be found in Professional Parking Management lots in both Georgia and Florida. This implementation includes more than 60 locations throughout the two states. These locations include an estimated 16,000 parking spaces, allowing parkers to easily pay for parking through the PayByPhone app for both short and long-term parking sessions.

Clearwater (Fla.) Hires New Director for Parking Department
July 11, 2019
The city has a new parking director. Steve Reiter, who took over the helm from former parking director Mark Yedinak on June 24, will be in charge of one of the city’s most public-facing departments.

Downtown Baton Rouge Parking Management Contract Down To Three Finalists
June 13, 2019
Inching one step closer to the long-discussed, much-delayed goal of hiring a private company to manage its downtown parking facilities, the city-parish has narrowed its list of candidates from five to three.

Propark America Announces Rebrand to Propark Mobility
June 10, 2019
The nation’s largest privately-owned parking company, formerly known as Propark America, has changed its name to Propark Mobility. The rebranding of the company reflects its growing involvement in transportation and mobility solutions.

Passport Acquires Complus Data Innovations to Enable More Cities to Facilitate Curbside Transactions
June 6, 2019
Passport today announces its acquisition of parking enforcement company, Complus Data Innovations (Complus). Together with Complus, Passport helps nearly 1,000 clients manage more than 15 million feet of curbside space – the distance from Los Angeles to New York City – through its industry-leading technology to regulate access to and collect digital payments for public parking, transit, and tolling systems.

City Paying Price for Shutting Down Lafayette (La.) Parish Parking Garage
July 22, 2019
It appears the city is paying part of the price for the closing of the parish-owned Buchanan Street parking garage downtown. The city of Lafayette's Transit Fund is paying to operate two shuttle buses between the city's Vermilion Street parking garage and the parish courthouse, whose employees were displaced when the Buchanan Street garage was closed abruptly in October.

Camanche (Iowa) Considers Right of Way Parking Request
July 18, 2019
The city of Camanche will consider an ordinance on whether to restrict parking in the public right of way on Second Avenue.

Reduction of Parking Spaces, Addition of Roundabouts Included In Plans for Second Street to Be Displayed Tonight (Harrisburg, Pa.)
July 18, 2019
Second Street will become a two-way road. That’s for sure, Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse said, but what that conversion will look like is still up in the air. That’s why city officials are hosting a public meeting tonight at Harrisburg Area Community College Midtown, where they plan to present two concepts designed to replace the existing three-lane one-way.

Bay St. Louis (Miss.) Has a Free Parking Garage and They Want You to Use It
July 18, 2019
Parking in downtown Bay St. Louis may be a challenge, especially during big events, but city leaders are trying to let people know the solution is literally around the corner. The free public parking garage on Court Street, which has been open since 2010, offers 120 spaces. It even has spaces for golf carts and electric cars. But it doesn’t seem like people are taking advantage of those spots.

Information Session to Be Held Tuesday on North Old Woodward Parking Proposal in Birmingham (Mich.)
July 16, 2019
An information session will be held Tuesday, July 16, on the city of Birmingham’s proposal to build a new parking deck on North Old Woodward and ask voters in the Aug. 6 election to approve a bond issue to pay for it.

Adrian (Mich.) Downtown Development Authority to Recommend Larger Parking Spaces
July 12, 2019
Drivers might get a few extra feet of breathing room when parking downtown. Adrian’s Downtown Development Authority voted to recommend to the city commission to consider lengthening on-street parking spaces downtown to 23 feet at its monthly meeting Wednesday.

Parking Garage Planned for Under-Construction Citizens Tower (Lubbock, Texas)
July 11, 2019
The Lubbock, TX City Council announced plans to build a $6.7 million, three-story parking garage south of the 204,000-square-foot Citizens Tower, which the city is currently renovating for its new home. City officials said that, with police headquarters and municipal court moving near the tower at 1208 14th St., more parking spots were necessary.

Transforming Parking into Community Value
July 10, 2019
Traditional urban parking requirements have created a sea of parking in areas where land is critically needed for new construction. John Thatch, AIA, senior principal and director of design for Dahlin Partners, shares his recent work on projects that transform parking into valuable urban oases that boost local economics, including downtown Kenmore and Marina Plaza, California.

More Developers Are Installing Stacked and Other Innovative Parking Systems to Meet LA's Growing Demand for Parking
July 10, 2019
Millennials don't want to drive cars. Los Angeles public transportation will become more popular. The influx and popularity of ride-share and soon automated cars will mean fewer cars on the road. Don't let these news reports fool you, Parkplus California President Michael O'Bryan said.

Palo Alto (Calif.) Looks to Overhaul Parking Programs
July 10, 2019
To address long-simmering frustrations of Palo Alto residents and workers, city leaders are aiming to accelerate reform of neighborhood and downtown parking programs, starting in August.

Is New Election Law’s Parking Requirement An Attempt To Curb Young Voters? Florida Court To Decide
July 9, 2019
Part of a new elections law that requires “sufficient nonpermitted parking” at early voting sites will create an unconstitutional burden on young voters attending colleges or universities, plaintiffs in a long-running dispute over campus early voting argued in documents filed Monday.

City Council Reviews Changes to Payment System at Prince George Parking Garage (Williamsburg, Va.)
July 11, 2019
Williamsburg IT Director Mark Barham explained recent changes to the payment system at the downtown Prince George Parking Garage to City Council at its monthly meeting Thursday.

Report Urges Toronto to Rethink Parking
July 9, 2019
A new report by the Ryerson Urban Analytics Institute is encouraging the City of Toronto and other urban municipalities to rethink parking standards for new buildings.

Bike Lanes May Replace Parking (Menlo Park, Calif.)
July 9, 2019
The city of Menlo Park is considering plans for more bike lanes in the Bayfront area near Highway 101 at a cost of eliminating 165 on-street parking spaces.

Roswell (Ga.) Can Now Charge Drivers for On-Street Parking Downtown
July 9, 2019
The Roswell City Council decided Monday night that the city can charge residents and visitors for on-street parking, but no pricing details have been publicly discussed or released.

Lack of Parking is a Top Concern for Fairhaven (Wash.). Here’s What the City is Doing About It
July 8, 2019
More of Fairhaven will soon be limited to two-hour parking. The new limits will expand what’s been in place since 2015, when two-hour parking was instituted in Fairhaven’s busy commercial core — essentially the streets around the Village Green.

Youngstown (Ohio) Council Puts Brakes on Parking Meters
July 2, 2019
City council isn’t ready to move forward with an overhaul of the parking meters ordinance. Council members asked Monday for more clarification from the law director to the language for a proposed repeal and replace of the law governing parking meters.

Dover (N.H.) Council Poised to Vote on Parking Changes
July 2, 2019
In the coming months, some 320 more apartments are expected to come online in downtown Dover, which parking officials believe could negatively impact parking availability if no changes are made to current parking regulations.

City of Whitefish (Mont.) to Hold Downtown Parking Forums
July 2, 2019
The city of Whitefish is developing a Parking Action Plan to address current and future parking challenges in the downtown and adjacent residential neighborhoods, and will host two public forums July 16 to get input.

Town Waives Parking Fees for July Fourth Holiday (Bar Harbor, Maine)
July 2, 2019
Parking will be free on the Fourth of July, the Town Council decided in a special meeting Monday night in a 6-1 vote. This is the first summer that paid and permit parking is in effect in the downtown area.

Our View: Biddeford (Maine) Right to End Subsidies for ‘Free Parking’
July 2, 2019
No municipality should give away valuable real estate for parking without considering the underlying costs.

Hanover (N.H.) Overhauls Parking with New Rates, Fines and Mobile App
June 30, 2019
New parking rates — and fines — go into effect on Monday as the town of Hanover tries to do more to encourage commuters to park in lots on the outskirts of downtown, freeing up more spaces for shoppers and other short-term visitors.

New Paid Parking Meters in Effect in Downtown Sarasota (Fla.)
June 27, 2019
The city of Sarasota will implement a new paid parking program and it’s set to launch as soon as next month. Parking division manager for the city of Sarasota Mark Lyons says he’s confident about launching this new system downtown. One reason being the successful system they have out on St. Armands.

With More Complaints on River District Parking, City Looks to Develop New Strategic Plan (Danville, Va.)
June 13, 2019
Danville officials plan to hire a consultant to prepare a strategic parking plan for the River District to address growth downtown. The city sent out a request for proposals Wednesday, seeking bids from firms to develop the plan.

Jersey City May Open School Parking Lots To The Public During Overnight Hours And Weekends
June 13, 2019
Parking in any major city can be a hassle. But Jersey City leaders have a plan to solve it, with a little help from local schools, CBS2’s Nina Kapur reported Thursday. The city is looking to open school parking lots to the public during overnight hours and weekends.

Selectmen Adopt New Oversight Provisions for Off-Site Stadium Event Parking (Foxboro, Mass.)
June 12, 2019
Through a series of procedural votes Tuesday night, selectmen took steps to clean up the town’s oversight of parking for stadium events — and in so doing paved the way for a new commercial lot located just off Route 1.

Stillwater (Minn.) Pursuing Eminent Domain to Add Downtown Parking
June 12, 2019
The city of Stillwater is moving forward with eminent domain proceedings to acquire a dry cleaner to expand downtown parking.

San Bruno (Calif.) Pursues Permit Parking Program
July 22, 2019
San Bruno officials advanced their interest in allowing neighborhoods experiencing parking problems to voluntarily establish a street permit program designed to clear the congestion.

New Parking Enforcement Technology Creates Confusion Over Parking Rules In Noblesville (Ind.)
July 19, 2019
If you're planning to head downtown to the courthouse in Noblesville, or you're just grabbing a bite to eat, or doing a little shopping, and you've parked in a two-hour parking spot — you truly only get two hours. Some people say that it is not long enough.

City of West Miami to Introduce ‘Veterans Only’ Parking
July 18, 2019
The City of West Miami approved an initiative on Wednesday, allowing for the implementation of ‘veterans only’ parking spaces throughout the city. The policy was passed unanimously by the city commission.

Changes Coming For Hoboken (N.J.) Temporary No Parking Policies
July 17, 2019
Hoboken Officials: TNP signs may need to be purchased/posted further in advance. There will be new fees for each sign, and other changes.

Green Bay City Council to Consider Overnight Parking Program to Prevent Drunken Driving
July 15, 2019
The Green Bay City Council on Tuesday will consider a new program allowing people to override overnight parking restrictions and leave their cars parked on city streets until the next day. Dubbed Safe Park, the initiative aims to prevent bar-goers from getting behind the wheel while intoxicated.

San Mateo County (Calif.) Plans to New Add Parking Restrictions in This Part of the County
July 15, 2019
After years of enduring a regional housing crisis that has led to a severe lack of available street parking in the North Fair Oaks area, residents may finally see some relief. But it could come at a cost.

Getting Close-In Parking Has Its Pros and Cons
July 15, 2019
Home Depot offers “Pro” customer parking, presumably for contractors. How is that fair? Those guys are being paid to shop. Seems like those of us spending our own dime and time ought to get preference, plus we pay full retail with no contractor’s discounts.

Parish Seeks Parking Restrictions (Portland, Ore.)
July 12, 2019
Amid a flurry of new apartment developments along North Lombard Street, Holy Cross Parish is seeking parking restrictions on the perimeter of church property. Parish leaders fear that residents of dozens of new units nearby will take up parking now used by elderly worshippers or parents of children at Holy Cross School. Hoping to preserve safety, the parish is seeking time limits like those surrounding public schools in the neighborhood.

Visitors to Downtown State College (Pa.) May Find Fewer Places to Park For Free. Here’s Why
July 12, 2019
With recent parking changes in State College and at Penn State, downtown visitors may discover there are fewer places to park for free. On July 1, a parking change went into effect for most on-campus lots, reserving them solely for parking-permit holders 24/7.

Is New Election Law’s Parking Requirement An Attempt To Curb Young Voters? Florida Court To Decide
July 9, 2019
Part of a new elections law that requires “sufficient nonpermitted parking” at early voting sites will create an unconstitutional burden on young voters attending colleges or universities, plaintiffs in a long-running dispute over campus early voting argued in documents filed Monday.

Billionaire Insists He has Legal Parking Spot on West Village Street, Infuriating Neighbors Who Say He Created a Fake Space for Himself
July 9, 2019
A billionaire hedge fund honcho carved out a personal driveway in a West Village sidewalk — and didn’t pay a dime for the brazen annexation of public space. Deep-pocketed investor Noam Gottesman — who built himself a corner compound on Jane and Washington Sts. over a decade ago — gave himself the ultimate upgrade during the renovation process: his own private parking spot on one of the city’s most coveted streets.

Fayetteville's (N.C.) Mayor Wants Changes With Downtown Parking Enforcement
July 9, 2019
Starting July 15, drivers in downtown Fayetteville will have to follow new parking rules.

D.C. to Manage Curbside Deliveries at Nine Locations Using Digital Platform
July 8, 2019
Beginning next month, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) says it will remove street parking at nine locations across the city’s core to create special zones for commercial deliveries and loading. The goal is to analyze how commercial operators use these curbsides and prevent dangerous behavior like double parking, per a recent release.

Oak Park (Ill.) Drivers Must Buy Vehicle ‘Stickers,’ Though No Longer Physical, By July 15
July 5, 2019
Oak Park motorists must renew or purchase annual vehicle licenses, formerly called vehicle stickers, by the July 15 deadline to avoid late fees and fines. New this year, however, is that the village is electronically storing vehicle license data in a database. That means physical stickers will no longer exist. Motorists will not have to apply any indications of vehicle license registration to their windshields.

Lenox (Mass.) Ramps up Downtown Parking Enforcement
July 2, 2019
The town's seasonal enforcement of downtown parking restrictions is back on for July and August. A full-time traffic enforcement officer is assigned to issue tickets to violators of the daily three-hour limit for the central business district, as posted on signs.

Dover (N.H.) Council Poised to Vote on Parking Changes
July 2, 2019
In the coming months, some 320 more apartments are expected to come online in downtown Dover, which parking officials believe could negatively impact parking availability if no changes are made to current parking regulations.

Arizona Merchants Worried by Potential Parking Regulations
July 1, 2019
Merchants in Arizona are worried that fee increases and time limitations for parking could hurt business. The Arizona Daily Star reports that Tucson's municipal government is considering raising parking-meter rates and adding metered parking limitations in specific business areas.

County Bans Overnight Parking at County Lots (West Olive, Mich.)
June 28, 2019
The Ottawa County Board of Commissioners is tightening up rules on overnight parking after issues in its court parking lots. The board voted Tuesday to adopt a new county parking lot ordinance.

Marquette (Mich.) Passes New City Park Traffic Ordinance for Presque Isle
June 24, 2019
The Marquette City Commission adopting a new city park traffic ordinance at Monday night’s meeting. This will affect all parks in Marquette but is aimed specifically at Presque Isle.

Detroit City Leaders to Vote on New Parking Fee Ordinance That Would Cut Some Fines in Half
June 24, 2019
Detroit city leaders could soon decide to cut parking ticket fees in half. The new ordinance, proposed by City Council President Brenda Jones, was discussed Monday and moved to a formal vote set for Tuesday. Under the new ordinance, drivers whose cars are registered with a Detroit zip code will pay $22.50 instead of $45 for a parking violation, as long as they pay their fine within five days.

People with Disabilities Upset Over Richmond Parking Changes
June 14, 2019
The City of Richmond is taking action to combat those who take advantage of free disabled parking once offered throughout Richmond. The city recently adopted an ordinance requiring payment for parking that includes spaces designated for drivers with disabilities.

When It Comes To Parking Tickets, Study Says Atlantans Are Getting Off Pretty Easy
June 13, 2019
A study by Expedia’s rental car aggregate CarRentals.com at sheds some light on the big bucks behind the parking enforcement industry in Atlanta and beyond. Among the 16 major U.S. cities analyzed, parking tickets reeled in more than $1.4 billion a year for local governments.

Pensacola Beach Leaders Change Parking Lot Ban Policy
June 13, 2019
After complaints from organizers of an annual Corvette show and promoters of a CrossFit competition, Pensacola Beach leaders have agreed to change their plan limiting special event parking during the peak tourism season.

Here’s How the City Should Fix Its Unfair Ticketing Policies, Group Says (Chicago, Ill.)
June 11, 2019
Mayor Lori Lightfoot campaigned on a promise to reduce red-light cameras, eliminate the Denver boot for non-moving violations and bring equity to an overly-punitive ticketing policy that has unfairly targeted minority motorists and forced thousands into bankruptcy. Now, she has a roadmap to do just that, courtesy of a task force spearheaded by City Clerk Anna Valencia that included city and elected officials, academics, advocates, non profits and everyday residents.

Riverhead (N.Y.) Committee Suggests Stepped Up Enforcement Among Options To Improve Traffic
June 10, 2019
A preliminary streamlined parking plan for Riverhead could pave the way for a series of improvement strategies, especially for downtown, officials said.

(Mount Pleasant, Mich.) City Commission Votes to Put "No Parking" Signs Back on Preston Street
June 10, 2019
During a discussion-filled meeting June 10 in City Hall, the Mount Pleasant City Commission approved multiple pieces of legislation related to recreational marijuana and traffic control. After dozens of complaints from residents, the Commission voted to replace the "No Parking" signs on the south side of Preston Street. The signs were removed for 90 days as a trial, to see if allowing parking on both sides of the street would be beneficial for traffic flow and safety.

Bangor (Maine) City Council Makes Changes to Timed Spaces on Harlow Street
June 10, 2019
In the next couple of weeks, you'll be able to park your car a little longer in a particular section of Downtown Bangor. In a Bangor City Council meeting, councilors voted on changing how long you can park on Harlow Street between Central Street and State Street.

Nevada City’s Parking Paradox
July 22, 2019
Nevada City has decided to expand metered parking in its downtown area and make it considerably more expensive.

More Parking Pay Stations Activated In Downtown Sarasota (Fla.)
July 18, 2019
Meters on Main Street in the Downtown District — west of North Washington Boulevard — were activated on Tuesday. Now, roughly half of the pay stations in the city of Sarasota's new paid parking program are active and being lightly enforced. Jason Bartolone, Sarasota’s communications specialist, said meter activation continues to be a “fluid situation” to ensure the paid parking program is adopted smoothly.

Parking Price Hike Could Free Up Spots In Downtown Kelowna (Canada)
July 13, 2019
A hike in parking prices may be the answer to freeing up some parking spots in the downtown core, city council heard Monday.

Why a Tiny Mountain Town Quadrupled Parking Fees (Nevada City, Calif.)
July 12, 2019
Nevada City, California, used to advertise its “bargain” parking meters. Now they’re getting more expensive to protect the town against an existential threat.

Downtown Parking Cost Soars as Price to Park Increases Again (Springfield, Mo.)
July 12, 2019
Fans of the Springfield Cardinals may have noticed a price increase downtown. Plaza Realty and Management raised prices for downtown parking near Hammons Field, Friday night. Prior to opening day, the company said it would charge fans twenty dollars to park in the lot closest to Hammons Field.

Bradenton May Temporarily Waive New Garage Parking Fees
July 10, 2019
Downtown Bradenton’s newest parking garage may open to the public in about three weeks. “Weather permitting,” City Administrator Carl Callahan told the City Council on Wednesday. When its 400 public parking spaces become available, Callahan intends to suggest to the council that drivers be allowed to use the $13.8 million garage for free for a specified period — in appreciation of residents’ and merchants’ patience with the inconvenience caused by recent downtown construction.

Princeton (N.J.) Parking Rate Changes Take Effect
July 9, 2019
Princeton has rolled out the new parking rates for all day meters and Monday made effective the rate changes for the remaining individual meters.

Tierney Proposes Doubling Fees at Waterfront Parking Meters in Annapolis (Md.)
July 8, 2019
A new proposal headed to the City Council would double parking meter rates at waterfront parking lots in downtown Annapolis.

Hanover (N.H.) Sees Rise in Town and Campus Parking Prices
July 5, 2019
Earlier this week, parking rates across Hanover were raised, including both in town-owned parking lots and the parking garage, as well as at meters throughout town. While not a flat raise across all spaces, some rates increased by over 50 percent and some even doubled. The town has also rolled out a mobile parking payment system called “ParkMobile” downtown.

Council OKs Bill Allowing Car-Sharing Companies To Rent On-Street Parking Spaces (Honolulu, Hawaii)
July 3, 2019
Honolulu may soon reserve 160 parking stalls — half on-street, half off — for car-sharing companies that would pay thousands of dollars less for the on-street spots than everyone else, according to a bill passed by the City Council on Wednesday. If Bill 19 is signed by the mayor, companies like Hui Car Share, which rent out vehicles for short periods of time, could pay the city an annual fee to rent spaces without the need to pay meter rates.

Paso Robles (Calif.) Begins Transition to Paid Downtown Parking
July 2, 2019
The City of Paso Robles will soon be charging for parking downtown. The city will start installing pay stations and signage this week, but parking will remain free until August 14.

Detroit Council Signs off on Parking Ticket Discount for Residents
July 2, 2019
The City Council on Tuesday signed off on a plan to reinstate an early payment discount for parking fines but it will apply only to city residents. The ordinance amendment, approved by a 7-2 vote, will reduce $45 tickets for parking meter and no-parking zone violations by 50% if city residents take care of the ticket within five business days.

New Game Day Parking Rates for Cougar Athletic Fund Members to Take Effect In 2020 (Washington State University)
July 1, 2019
Beginning in 2020, Washington State season ticket-holders and Cougar Athletic Fund members who attend home football games will be charged a per-game rate to park in Martin Stadium lots, the athletic department announced Monday.

Hanover (N.H.) Overhauls Parking with New Rates, Fines and Mobile App
June 30, 2019
New parking rates — and fines — go into effect on Monday as the town of Hanover tries to do more to encourage commuters to park in lots on the outskirts of downtown, freeing up more spaces for shoppers and other short-term visitors.

Parking Rates in City-Owned Garages Downtown to Increase (Cincinnati, Ohio)
June 28, 2019
The city of Cincinnati is raising parking rates in six garages and surface lots it owns throughout downtown starting Aug. 1. The city said it is increasing the rates to bring them in line with market rates and to fund expenses and repairs to them.

Boston Parking Meter Rates to Increase On July 1
June 26, 2019
Those traveling into Boston can expect to pay more to park at meters and ride the MBTA starting on July 1. The city of Boston will increase parking meter rates in some neighborhoods on July 1, a measure the city says is part of a wider effort to reduce congestion, increase parking availability and reinvest in transportation infrastructure.

Specific Parking Spaces to Get Lower Rates in Savannah (Ga.)
June 24, 2019
You could soon be paying less for certain parking spaces in downtown Savannah. The city says they are making some changes to their latest parking structure which includes lowering the parking rate in a certain area of downtown.

Bozeman City Council Passes Resolution to Increase Parking Permit Costs Due to Deficit
June 22, 2019
If you are paying to park in one of the two residential areas in Bozeman, you’re about to see the cost of permits go up. That includes near Bozeman High School or Montana State University in a few different neighborhoods.

Nevada City Oks Jump in Parking Meter Rates to $1 an Hour
June 13, 2019
For years, those venturing to Nevada City’s historic downtown have faced a conundrum. Parking has been absurdly cheap — 25 cents an hour or even every two hours at many metered parking spots — but finding a vacant space can be difficult. That’s about to change.

Free Lunchtime Parking Rolling Away From Downtown Toledo
June 11, 2019
Toledo City Council on Tuesday voted 8-4 to allow the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority to make several changes to downtown’s metered parking, including eliminating the free 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. parking, expanding the parking enforcement area into UpTown and the Warehouse District, and potentially increasing the hours during which people must pay to park.

Construction at Washington Square Development Halts Due to Parking Garage Dispute with City (Tallahassee, Fla.)
July 22, 2019
Silence and stillness: two words that describe the current situation at the Washington Square construction site. Construction completely stopped about 4 to 5 weeks ago. The project, spearheaded by Fairmont Development, includes a 19 story building; from the outside, it looks as though the skeleton of about 4 to 5 stories has been completed. The company's work is at a standstill, after a disagreement with the City of Tallahassee regarding the use of the Eastside parking Garage, located off of Gadsden Street.

Richmond (Va.) City Council Approves Monroe Ward Rezoning to Boost Development on Surface Parking Lots
July 22, 2019
More cranes and construction crews could soon be seen in downtown Richmond following the adoption of zoning changes in Monroe Ward. The Richmond City Council voted Monday to approve a slate of zoning and land-use ordinances that officials hope will boost development on the multitude of parking lots between the eastern edge of Virginia Commonwealth University and the state Capitol. Within Monroe Ward — the area of downtown bounded by Belvidere, Broad and Ninth streets and the Downtown Expressway — about 25% of the area is underutilized as surface parking lots, according to city planners.

AT&T Puts Big Downtown San Jose (Calif.) Parking Lot Up For Sale
July 18, 2019
AT&T intends to sell a parking lot at a choice location in downtown San Jose, a move that could entice some key development players amid widening interest in the urban core of the Bay Area’s largest city.

South Florida is Home to two of the Coolest Parking Garages in the Country
July 16, 2019
Two South Florida garages are in the running to be named the coolest parking lot in the U.S. Airport parking comparison brand website Looking4.com highlighted 10 parking structures that add something to the environment and “that serve as beautiful works of art in their respective neighborhoods.” The website is looking for people to vote on the best one.

High Bids Delay New Downtown Parking Structure (Kenosha, Wis.)
July 16, 2019
A proposed downtown parking structure with room for first-floor retail is headed back to the drawing board. The five-story, 331-spot ramp is slated just east of the Kenosha Post Office on Eighth Avenue between 56th and 57th Streets. Construction, which was anticipated to begin in late spring or early summer, was delayed after all three bids submitted for the project came in roughly $1 million over the $8.5 million budget.

Artist’s Environmental Piece Displayed on Downtown Great Falls (Mont.) Parking Garage
July 16, 2019
From historic murals to painted parking meters, downtown Great Falls is alive with art. This summer, the Urban Art Project is working to add more. Eleven local artists have taken over the parking garage on 1st Avenue South and are transforming its barren windows into artistic pieces with purpose.

1,700-Space Parking Garage Opens in Manchester (N.H.)
July 15, 2019
A 1,700-space parking garage in Manchester's Millyard opened Monday morning. Officials from Southern New Hampshire University said the Millyard Parking Garage will offer limited parking to SNHU employees, but it will eventually be open to the general public.

Appalachian State Stadium Area Parking Deck Nears Finish
July 12, 2019
Appalachian State’s new parking deck at the site of the former Winkler Residence Hall is nearly finished, with completion scheduled for Aug. 12. The 477-space parking deck, which extends into a portion of the Stadium Lot parking area, will net 250 additional parking spaces on the west side of campus, according to the university.

LAX to add 4,700 Parking Spaces to Ease Traffic Congestion
July 11, 2019
Crews broke ground Thursday on a new parking structure at Los Angeles International Airport, aimed at easing the notorious congestion and revamping one of the world's busiest airports.

Transforming Parking into Community Value
July 10, 2019
Traditional urban parking requirements have created a sea of parking in areas where land is critically needed for new construction. John Thatch, AIA, senior principal and director of design for Dahlin Partners, shares his recent work on projects that transform parking into valuable urban oases that boost local economics, including downtown Kenmore and Marina Plaza, California.

Bradenton May Temporarily Waive New Garage Parking Fees
July 10, 2019
Downtown Bradenton’s newest parking garage may open to the public in about three weeks. “Weather permitting,” City Administrator Carl Callahan told the City Council on Wednesday. When its 400 public parking spaces become available, Callahan intends to suggest to the council that drivers be allowed to use the $13.8 million garage for free for a specified period — in appreciation of residents’ and merchants’ patience with the inconvenience caused by recent downtown construction.

T3 Parking Garage In Austin Among Coolest Spots In U.S.
July 9, 2019
The eco-conscious T3 parking garage in Austin has been chosen as one of the Coolest Parking Spots in the US, according to a pair of new rankings.

Auburn (Ala.) Parking Garage Repairs Wait For 'Legal Contest' Between Insurance Companies
July 9, 2019
With a rooftop community event still on the schedule for next week, a timeline to repair Auburn's Lincoln Street parking garage, which was damaged by fire in May, hasn't been established yet.

Kamm's Corners Is Now Home to One of Cleveland's Greenest Parking Lots
July 9, 2019
The busiest parking lot in Kamm's Corners—and home of the Kamm's Corners Farmers Market—just got a lot greener. Thanks to Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District’s (NEORSD) ongoing stormwater management efforts, what could have been a simple repaving project has instead transformed the city-owned lot at the corner of Rocky River Dr. and Lorain Ave. (aka Kamm's Corners) into Cleveland’s newest green infrastructure project.

Newbury Street Parking Lot Fetches $40 Million Ahead of Likely Redevelopment (Boston, Mass.)
July 5, 2019
Chicago investment firm L3 Capital has bought the surface parking lot at the corner of Newbury and Dartmouth streets in Back Bay for $40 million, and may fill the one-third-acre parcel with a new retail development.

The New Square Parking Deck Could Cost $21K Per Space (Marietta, Ga.)
July 4, 2019
Marietta’s staff is beginning to work out details of a proposed downtown parking deck, including the price per parking space. Mayor Steve Tumlin has floated the idea of purchasing the state-owned parking lot between Mill Street and the Marietta Square Starbucks and using the spot for a new multi-story parking deck.

Downtown Knoxville (Tenn.) State Street Garage Expansion Opens New Parking Spaces
July 3, 2019
The State Street Garage expansion is now open, adding 570 additional parking spaces downtown. The two new parking decks opened Wednesday morning, mostly completing an $11 million construction project that began in October 2018.

Shade from Trees a Rare but Coveted Commodity in Bakersfield (Calif.) Parking Lots
July 2, 2019
It's a dance that's played out in parking lots all over Bakersfield during the scorching summer months. The shaded spots are like gold, and some shoppers will cruise until they find one. Unfortunately, large shade trees are too often a rare luxury in the city's myriad commercial parking lots.

Tindall Corp. Partners with Asheville Regional Airport to Create Award-Winning Parking Deck
July 2, 2019
The Asheville Regional Airport parking deck was named the 2019 Commercial Airport Project of the Year by the Southeast Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives. Spartanburg-headquartered Tindall Corp. provided the precast concrete for the structure of the facility.

Springfield (Ohio) Breaks Ground on New Downtown Parking Garage
June 28, 2019
Construction is expected to begin on the roughly $7 million downtown Springfield parking garage within the next couple of days, following the project’s groundbreaking on Thursday.

What Do Plans for Buchanan St. Garage Show for the Future of Downtown? (Lafayette, La.)
June 24, 2019
Four plans for the closed Buchanan Street parking garage in downtown Lafayette are under consideration as Lafayette's Consolidated Government mulls the path forward for the structure.

Developer Interest in Surface Parking Lots Picking Up Steam Downtown (Richmond, Va.)
June 24, 2019
Another surface parking lot in the Monroe Ward section of downtown has caught the eye of developers. A group of buyers is seeking to rezone a cluster of 13 contiguous lots at the corner of South 1st and East Canal streets to the city’s TOD-1, or transit-oriented nodal district designation, which allows for taller, midrise development of up to 12 stories.

Paterson (N.J.) Parking Authority Rejects $40 Million Mixed-Use Project for Ward Street Site
June 14, 2019
Prominent developer Charles Florio proposed to build a 12-story mixed-use building for approximately $40 million close to the proposed new parking garage on Ward Street, but the Paterson Parking Authority has rejected his offer.

Turns Out A Good Place To Put A Park Is Right On Top Of Parked Cars
June 13, 2019
This urban guerrilla design in Spain shows people don’t need to wait to convert parking space into green space.

Latrobe (Pa.) Parking Garage to Get Summer Repairs
June 10, 2019
It’s been seven years since Latrobe’s municipal parking garage received any major attention, but that’s set to change this summer under a contract council approved Monday for repairs to the structure.

Clark Pacific Launches Parking Configurator, a Rapid Design Tool for Prefabricated Parking Structures
June 10, 2019
Clark Pacific, a leading provider of prefabricated systems that are transforming building design and construction, announced today that PARC, its single-sourced solution for pre-engineered parking structures, now features PARC Configurator, a rapid design tool that meets owner-driven requirements and objectives with conceptual parking structure designs based on Clark Pacific's proven standards and prefabrication strategies.

Hotel Could Be Constructed Over Columbia’s (S.C.) Lady Street Garage
July 22, 2019
Columbia City Council has given an initial approval on a measure that could make way for the construction of a new hotel over top of the parking garage at the corner of Lady and Assembly streets.

Ashforth Company to Lead Greenwich (Conn.) Station Redevelopment
July 19, 2019
The Town of Greenwich announced the redevelopment of the Greenwich Transportation Center through a public-private partnership between the Town of Greenwich and Greenwich Plaza, owned by The Ashforth Company. The $45 million project will include the redevelopment and construction of a new modern transportation center.

Bradley Transportation Center a Prime Example of a Public-Private Partnership (Windsor Locks, Conn.)
July 18, 2019
The Connecticut Airport Authority broke ground Thursday on a new $210 million Ground Transportation Center that will house rental car services and make them accessible from Bradley International Airport. The “special facility bonds” that will be used to fund the project will be paid back through user fees attached to those car rentals. The new 1.4 million square foot facility will also include public parking and access to public transportation.

Ferndale (Mich.) Approves Developer Deal for Mixed-Use Parking Garage Project
July 9, 2019
A public-private partnership is moving forward to finance and construct downtown Ferndale's first mixed-use parking garage development.

Parking Deck Costs Shift (Rocky Mount, N.C.)
July 2, 2019
Parking for the Rocky Mount Event Center has been characterized by city officials as either plentiful or insufficient based entirely on the project being promoted at the moment.

What Do Plans for Buchanan St. Garage Show for the Future of Downtown? (Lafayette, La.)
June 24, 2019
Four plans for the closed Buchanan Street parking garage in downtown Lafayette are under consideration as Lafayette's Consolidated Government mulls the path forward for the structure.

Lightfoot Questions Demand For One Central Transit Hub (Chicago, Ill.)
June 13, 2019
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot today threw more cold water on the ambitious One Central megaproject proposal next to Soldier Field, questioning the need for an entertainment-focused version of Union Station hovering above rail lines just west of the lakefront stadium.

Meadville (Pa.) Board Approves Parking Variance for New Rehabilitation Facility
July 19, 2019
Parking at the former Hillside Home facility across from Huidekoper Park was approved by the Meadville Zoning Board as a substance abuse treatment facility plans to move into the vacant building. Summit Behavioral Healthcare, a network of behavioral treatment centers, requested a variance to allow for the existing parking lot with 26 spaces to suffice for its planned 47-bed treatment facility.

Cities Experiment with Parking Fees to Wrangle Scooters
July 17, 2019
A three-month pilot program in several cities is charging scooter operators parking fees when the devices go unused. The hope is that the charges will discourage over-deployments of the devices.

Refurbished Meters Greet Hikers to Help Maintain Trails for the Future (Steamboat Springs, Colo.)
July 16, 2019
You won’t find a parking meter anywhere along the main drag in the resort town of Steamboat Springs, but you will find one at the base of your favorite trail. The refurbished meters allow people to give donations for trails.

Is Parallel Parking Outdated?
July 16, 2019
If the thought of parallel parking makes you break out in a cold sweat, you aren't alone. Whether you're trying to pass your state's driving test or using those skills to snag the last spot on a busy street, it can be a stressful proposition. Like other tricky driving tasks, parallel parking gets easier with practice, though increasingly more drivers are coming to think of this skill as irrelevant. And, novice drivers who live in certain U.S. states might be able to doze through that part of the driver's ed class and pass the driving test anyway.

San Francisco Plans to Reserve Parking Lot for Homeless Living Out of Vehicles: Reports
July 15, 2019
A California city with a rising homeless population is reportedly planning to open its first facility to serve those who are living out of their cars and recreational vehicles. A San Francisco parking lot will be turned into a place where people can park their vehicles overnight and access bathrooms, showers and services to help them find other housing options, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Are Parking Lots Undervalued?
July 15, 2019
A proposal a few years ago to begin taxing land in Hartford, Connecticut at a higher rate, while assessing a separate, lower tax on property (a land value tax) was dropped after it failed to gain momentum. But there is some sympathy for the idea that surface lots in the city are undervalued and under-taxed.

Legislators Seek Funding for More Framingham and Franklin Commuter Rail Parking (Mass.)
July 5, 2019
It's often challenging for commuters to find a parking spot at commuter rail stations in MetroWest, the Milford area and across the state after 7 a.m. State legislators are asking for more investment in commuter rail parking through the MassWorks grant program to help ease the problem.

Council OKs Bill Allowing Car-Sharing Companies To Rent On-Street Parking Spaces (Honolulu, Hawaii)
July 3, 2019
Honolulu may soon reserve 160 parking stalls — half on-street, half off — for car-sharing companies that would pay thousands of dollars less for the on-street spots than everyone else, according to a bill passed by the City Council on Wednesday. If Bill 19 is signed by the mayor, companies like Hui Car Share, which rent out vehicles for short periods of time, could pay the city an annual fee to rent spaces without the need to pay meter rates.

Town Waives Parking Fees for July Fourth Holiday (Bar Harbor, Maine)
July 2, 2019
Parking will be free on the Fourth of July, the Town Council decided in a special meeting Monday night in a 6-1 vote. This is the first summer that paid and permit parking is in effect in the downtown area.

Las Vegas Allows Drivers to Pay Parking Tickets by Donating School Supplies
July 1, 2019
The city of Las Vegas has launched an innovative new initiative that is putting their parking tickets to good use. The city council unanimously approved a month-long program that will allow motorists to pay off their parking tickets and driving infractions by donating school supplies and educational materials.

Bibb (Ga.) Commissioners Approve Bonds for Parking Decks
July 1, 2019
A Macon developer says he and his business partner are moving forward on a $90 million project they believe could change the landscape of downtown. The UDA would take out $20 million in bonds to build two downtown parking decks. They have 30 years to pay back those bonds. In the meantime, they can start collecting parking revenue and the developers pay their property taxes to the UDA to pay those bonds back.

Car But No Home? Safe Parking Lots Spread Across West Coast.
July 1, 2019
Affordable housing built to replace parking lots? Maybe not right away. But here’s a temporary solution for homeless people that takes advantage of car culture – and the vast amount of real estate devoted to it.

Florida Lawmakers Aim To Restrict Early Voting Locations Based On Parking Availability
June 24, 2019
Florida lawmakers are on the verge of enacting a measure that would require election officials to determine early voting sites have a “sufficient” amount of accessible parking, a move civil rights groups say will make it harder to vote early on college campuses.

Support Parking Bond and City's Future (Birmingham, Mich.)
June 21, 2019
Birmingham voters on August 6 are being asked to approve a bond proposal in the amount of up to $57.4 million to secure financing for replacement of the N. Old Woodward parking structure and an extension of Bates Street.

City Council Shows Concerns Over Parking at Proposed Hotel Building Planned in Livonia (Mich.)
June 10, 2019
Trends in transportation is the reason a proposed dual-brand hotel building in Livonia doesn't have enough parking in its plans.

Giving Smart Cities the Green Light: How AI Can Make Traffic Flow
July 17, 2019
Research insights: Dr Ivana Dusparic, Ussher assistant professor in Future Cities and the Internet of Things, TCD

Austin, TX Considers Transit Incentives to Reduce Congestion
July 16, 2019
Austin, TX is working to create an incentive pilot program to increase transit ridership. The pilot comes at the request of the city council, which in December passed a resolution declaring the city had to find creative ways to increase transit ridership to combat increases in traffic congestion and the cost of car ownership.

Mobility Briefs: Solutions for Smart Cities
July 15, 2019
The SMARTCenter automated and connected vehicle testing facility opened at the Transportation Research Center in central Ohio, offering a safe, secure and repeatable real-world environment for advanced automotive and mobility technology testing.

Why Carmakers Want You to Stop Buying Cars, Someday
July 12, 2019
Those jumbles of electric scooters piled up on sidewalks in San Francisco, Seattle, Beijing or other digitally minded cities are more than just a mess. They're the primordial ooze from which a new transportation ecosystem will arise, one expected to lead to the extinction of the model that dominated the 20th century: the individually owned automobile.

Montgomery (Ala.) Unveils Two New Phone Apps to Help With Parking, Storm Awareness
July 11, 2019
Montgomery leaders revealed two phone applications meant to help with parking downtown and preparing for severe weather. As a part of their Smart City plans, about 1,700 parking spots in and near the downtown area can now be paid for with drivers' phones. The application will help users better monitor the time left on their meters and make the process easier overall, leaders say.

Smart Cities Are Built By Smart People, Not Smart Things
July 9, 2019
Despite their recent surge in popularity, smart cities are not a new idea. In fact, their origins can be traced back a hundred years to the work of early 20th century urban planner Le Corbusier, who understood the home as a "machine for living in."

Alphabet's Plans to Track People in Its 'Smart City' Ring Alarm Bells
July 9, 2019
Alphabet's plans to develop a Toronto neighborhood could set a dangerous precedent for the future of data-driven cities, according to data governance experts.

Building Smart Cities Starts with Safety and Mobility
July 3, 2019
Every day, cities are growing smarter, more automated and more connected. They are also becoming more densely populated. As government transportation and IT officials make the case for enabling smart cities of the future, they will need both data and funds to make these meccas happen. Transportation safety and mobility solutions can help cities highlight the benefits of smart city infrastructure.

Smart Cities Spending to Reach $189 Billion In 2023
July 2, 2019
The latest IDC smart cities spending guide highlights priority areas as resilient energy and infrastructure projects followed by data-driven public safety and intelligent transportation.

Rekor Systems to Provide ALPR Solution for Nokia Smart City Offerings
July 2, 2019
Rekor Systems, a provider of innovative vehicle recognition systems, announces it has been selected by Nokia to provide automatic license plate reader (ALPR) solutions.

Telematics Data Helps Smart Cities Minimize Pollution, Gridlock and More
June 30, 2019
Can traffic be both a problem and a solution? Yes, and the reasons why highlight how telematics data enables cities to minimize pollution, gridlock and accidents while maximizing the impact of their transit and infrastructure budgets.

Can City Infrastructure Support EVs at Scale?
June 27, 2019
Foolproof’s Peter Ballard calls for collaborative working, reimagined processes and better use of data to drive EV adoption and the related benefits.

The 3 Pictures That Explain Everything About Smart Cities
June 27, 2019
The vision of the technology-powered metropolis of the future is being sold with images that bear little resemblance to the real world.

Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs Unveils Expansive Toronto Smart City Proposal
June 24, 2019
The Alphabet-owned urban design business Sidewalk Labs on Monday unveiled its long-awaited proposal for an expansive, tech-driven overhaul of Toronto's eastern waterfront. Called Sidewalk Toronto, the smart city plan ambitiously claims it "breaks new ground" across "nearly every dimension of urban life," including mobility, sustainability, public spaces, buildings and digital innovation.

City of Anaheim Hires Parking Sense to Ease Drivers’ Ability to Find Parking and Reduce Traffic
June 13, 2019
Working toward the goal of being the first true “smart city,” the City of Anaheim has selected San Francisco-based Parking Sense to deploy its suite of intelligent parking solutions across nine locations and over 3,000 parking spaces.

Brits Demand Smart City Measures to Create Safer Roads
June 11, 2019
More than half of Britons believe that smart city technology and measures should be put in place to make the UK’s roads safer for vulnerable users such as cyclists and pedestrians, according to research.

Has the Micro-Mobility Bubble Burst?
June 10, 2019
Bike-sharing companies pulling out of key markets paints a seemingly gloomy outlook but there’s more to the story than meets the eye, says Johan Herrlin, CEO, Ito World.

Intelligent - Rather Than Smart - Cities Can Address the Roots of Urban Challenges
June 10, 2019
The term “smart city” has gained in popularity, but the label still conjures the use the technologies to solve operational problems. Rather, cities are complex and need intelligent, transformative and engaged efforts.

ParKam's Smart Parking Project at Curtin University Will Be a World-First
July 22, 2019
Smart parking company ParKam is leading a world-first smart parking deployment underway at Curtin University in Western Australia. The project will be the world’s largest deployment of a smart parking system that uses cloud-based artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to process images.

Coloradans Create App to Rent out Your Driveway for Parking
July 22, 2019
Two Coloradans have created a smartphone app that aims to make parking easier while providing an income source for some homeowners.

City of Berkeley (Calif.) Implements Online Parking Management System
July 22, 2019
Last month, the city of Berkeley implemented a new parking management system that uses license plates as permits to allow permit holders to pay expenses online instantly, according to a citywide press release.

AppyParking Progresses Plans to Make Parking "Forgettable"
July 22, 2019
The UK start-up has closed a £7.6m series A funding round which will help it make the kerb work for everyone, physically, socially and commercially.

REEF Technology Unveils Plan to Transform Parking Facilities into Multipurpose Hubs for the On-Demand Economy
July 18, 2019
With more than 4,500 locations, REEF – backed by SoftBank Vision Fund and Mubadala Investment Company – will serve businesses, consumers and cities through tech-forward hubs that leverage proximity to move on-demand goods and services more efficiently.

WakeMed Goes Live With ‘Wayfinding’ App for Directions, Parking, Medical Records, Much More (Raleigh, N.C.)
July 18, 2019
Patients and visitors can now get directions, parking information and point-of-care destination inside WakeMed health system facilities as well as making appointments and reviewing medical records through a new app.

Additional Parking Payment App Now Available For Asbury Park (N.J.)
July 18, 2019
Asbury Park is providing an additional parking payment app option to users with the launch of ParkMobile in Asbury Park. The app enables users to pay for over 3,000 on-street parking spaces right from their mobile device.

Predictive Technology Takes Pain Out Of Parking
July 17, 2019
Newcastle has been become the first Australian city to trial a new predictive parking technology that has been adopted in cities across Europe including Stockholm, Copenhagen, Berlin, Rome, Milan and Barcelona.

SMG Selects ParkHub as its Preferred Vendor for Parking Technology
July 16, 2019
SMG, the world leader in venue management has chosen the leading B2B parking technology provider, ParkHub, as the company’s Preferred Vendor for parking technology. The multiyear agreement will facilitate the adoption of ParkHub’s innovative solutions at SMG-managed venues across the United States.

Access Professional Systems Chosen to Install State-Of-The-Art Parking Technology at Iconic Hotel del Coronado
July 16, 2019
As part of Hotel del Coronado’s $200M Master Plan – a complete reimagining which adds 142 new rooms and underground parking to this iconic seaside resort – the guest parking experience will be enhanced with the installation of a new state-of-the-art parking access and revenue control system. San Diego-based Access Professional Systems (APS) announced today that it has been selected to install an advanced TIBA revenue control suite, which will be paired with Hilton’s OnQ PMS interface and Hilton digital key utilization to provide an exceptional customer experience in the hotel’s new underground parking structure.

Topeka, Kan., Moves Toward Smartphone Parking Solution
July 15, 2019
Under a new plan, seldom-used parking meters in the downtown area will be removed to make way for a smartphone application that allows parkers to pay for their spots, add time and find other parking.

Montgomery (Ala.) Unveils Two New Phone Apps to Help With Parking, Storm Awareness
July 11, 2019
Montgomery leaders revealed two phone applications meant to help with parking downtown and preparing for severe weather. As a part of their Smart City plans, about 1,700 parking spots in and near the downtown area can now be paid for with drivers' phones. The application will help users better monitor the time left on their meters and make the process easier overall, leaders say.

Finding A Spot May Get A Little Easier — You Now Can Access All Of The City's Parking Data (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
July 11, 2019
Why can’t you just ask Alexa where the open parking spaces are? While it’s not quite time to ask a voice assistant for help, a new database can help you prepare for your next trip to Lawrenceville, the South Side or any other tight neighborhood. The Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center — a joint open-data project among the city, Allegheny County and University of Pittsburgh — is making city parking data publicly available.

University of Mississippi Parking Tests License Plate Scanning Technology
July 9, 2019
The University of Mississippi Department of Parking and Transportation is testing a new automatic license plate recognition system that could improve efficiency, be more user-friendly and help keep parking permit costs as low as possible for the campus community.

New App Let's Residents Rent Open Driveway to Parking Seekers (San Diego, Calif.)
July 5, 2019
There may be no greater challenge than finding a parking spot near the beach on a holiday a weekend. A few college grads think they have the solution with their new Drivewayz app. The app allows drivers to rent a parking spot in a private property owner’s driveway.

Laguna Beach (Calif.) Launches Parking App to Limit Summertime Congestion, with Help from Hometown Celeb Lauren Conrad
July 5, 2019
Finding a parking spot this summer in Laguna Beach might be easier than in the past, thanks to a newly launched smartphone app. City officials partnered with Lauren Conrad — a hometown celebrity who got her start on MTV’s “Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County” — to give the new “Laguna Beach Parking” app a boost.

Ford and Vodafone Want to Find That Elusive Parking Spot for You.
July 3, 2019
In order to help the motorist find a place to park, Ford and Vodafone are collaborating via new connected-vehicle technology. Space Guidance Technology can direct drivers to the number of free spaces and the most efficient route to get to them.

Rekor Systems to Provide ALPR Solution for Nokia Smart City Offerings
July 2, 2019
Rekor Systems, a provider of innovative vehicle recognition systems, announces it has been selected by Nokia to provide automatic license plate reader (ALPR) solutions.

Coord Expands Curb Data Platform to 5 New Cities
July 1, 2019
Mobility data company Coord is adding five new cities to its curb data platform: Austin, TX; Miami; Philadelphia; San Diego and Washington, DC. The expansion is part of the company’s goal to offer data on more than 100 global cities by 2021.

New Parking Policy Begins at UCF, Drivers Cannot Back Into Parking Spots
July 1, 2019
A new parking policy went into effect at the University of Central Florida (UCF) on July 1st. It prohibits drivers from backing into parking spots. This is the next phase in the university's license plate reader program. It will help detect criminal activity on campus. The new policy is to prepare students for a bigger change tentatively coming in fall 2020 when readers will scan license plates on campus and run them through a database that flags stolen or wanted cars and criminals. The university said safety is the main goal behind the new technology.

Berkeley Parking Permits Go Online, but There May Be Hitches
June 28, 2019
Everything’s online these days. And that will soon include Berkeley’s brand new residential parking permit (RPP) system. The new interface will allow Berkeleyans to purchase and renew permits, as well as pay fines instantly on the internet.

Dialog Named Technological Partner for Colombo's Touch Parking Card Project
June 28, 2019
Sri Lanka's Dialog Axiata was recently announced as the exclusive technological partner for the launch of the NFC-based Touch Parking Card by Tenaga Car Parks in a public private partnership with the Colombo Municipal Council. The service will allow patrons to make payments more securely via eZ Cash and add to bill facilities.

Parking Committee Eyes New Approach (Hot Springs, Ark.)
June 28, 2019
The Downtown Business District Parking Advisory Committee was shown technology-based solutions to parking problems Wednesday, an approach expected to convert many of the free spaces downtown into metered parking.

Skip That Windshield, the Ticketless Parking Ticket Could Be Headed Your Way
June 24, 2019
License Plate Recognition, the same technology that gave us cashless tolling, is making a difference in parking enforcement — putting an end to paper permits and window stickers and providing mounds of real-time data — and could soon give us ticketless parking tickets, opening a huge potential revenue stream for suburban municipalities.

Allvision Laser-mapped Strip District Parking. Can the Data Help the City Manage Overcrowding? (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
June 24, 2019
In the last decade, the Strip District’s emergence as a hub for cutting-edge tech companies has created a boom in new construction. Dozens of apartments, offices and other amenities are sprouting up, and many, many more are in the pipeline. But while a growing chorus of Strip stakeholders has raised important concerns about the strain on local infrastructure and the impact of traffic, one tech company has been gathering data that may help battle the problem. The city’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure partnered with local geo-analytics startup Allvision to study the neighborhood’s parking needs. At an event today in the Strip, Allvision, Mayor Peduto and Pittsburgh Parking Authority Executive Director David Onorato announced the completion of the monthlong study.

Cleveland Study May Lead to End of Mechanical Parking Meters
June 23, 2019
If things pan out, the city's mechanical parking meters may be replaced with a new system allowing mobile payments for curbside parking. That possibility is put in play by Cleveland City Council authorizing at its June 3 meeting the spending of $300,000 for a strategic plan for the city's on-street parking system as well as the municipal lots.

University of Central Florida Scanning License Plates of Cars on Campus to Check Against Police Databases
June 20, 2019
The University of Central Florida has installed cameras at all entrances and exits to scan the license plates of cars on campus and check them against law enforcement databases, officials said Thursday.

City of Anaheim Hires Parking Sense to Ease Drivers’ Ability to Find Parking and Reduce Traffic
June 13, 2019
Working toward the goal of being the first true “smart city,” the City of Anaheim has selected San Francisco-based Parking Sense to deploy its suite of intelligent parking solutions across nine locations and over 3,000 parking spaces.

New Pay-To-Park System to Go Into Effect at Market Street Garage (Charlottesville, Va.)
June 13, 2019
People parking in the Market Street parking garage will have to pay in a new way come Monday. The city of Charlottesville says the new parking access and revenue collection system at the garage will begin operations that day.

ParKam's Smart Parking Project at Curtin University Will Be a World-First
July 22, 2019
Smart parking company ParKam is leading a world-first smart parking deployment underway at Curtin University in Western Australia. The project will be the world’s largest deployment of a smart parking system that uses cloud-based artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to process images.

Football Parking Could Be Confusing Early On. Here’s What Sandy Barbour, PSU Are Doing To Help
July 22, 2019
Penn State Athletic Director Sandy Barbour acknowledged there’ll be some growing pains this season with the new football parking setup around Beaver Stadium, but she said the university is taking steps to ease fans into the transition.

Dorm Task Force Recommends New Parking Garage for University of Wyoming
July 17, 2019
State legislators and members of the University of Wyoming’s Board of Trustees came to a general consensus Monday that the university should construct a parking garage on the north side of Grand Avenue, between 10th and 11th streets.

Appalachian State Stadium Area Parking Deck Nears Finish
July 12, 2019
Appalachian State’s new parking deck at the site of the former Winkler Residence Hall is nearly finished, with completion scheduled for Aug. 12. The 477-space parking deck, which extends into a portion of the Stadium Lot parking area, will net 250 additional parking spaces on the west side of campus, according to the university.

Visitors to Downtown State College (Pa.) May Find Fewer Places to Park For Free. Here’s Why
July 12, 2019
With recent parking changes in State College and at Penn State, downtown visitors may discover there are fewer places to park for free. On July 1, a parking change went into effect for most on-campus lots, reserving them solely for parking-permit holders 24/7.

University of Mississippi Parking Tests License Plate Scanning Technology
July 9, 2019
The University of Mississippi Department of Parking and Transportation is testing a new automatic license plate recognition system that could improve efficiency, be more user-friendly and help keep parking permit costs as low as possible for the campus community.

Clemson Relocates 500 Football Parking Spaces Around Softball Stadium Construction
July 3, 2019
Clemson is building its new softball stadium in a sensible spot, in Jervey Meadows, the grassy area adjacent to the baseball stadium. But that also happens to be the capital of Clemson's football tailgating village, the recreational vehicle lot.

Lehigh University’s New Parking Plan Part of Move Toward a “Car-Free” Campus in Bethlehem
July 3, 2019
Lehigh University’s goal to replace cars with pedestrian access on its South Side campus took a bigger step this week as a new parking plan went into effect. The new plan assigned paid permit parking spots for employees and established a new commuter lot on the South Side as part of two lots for workers who do not want to pay to park.

Parking Structure Renovation Slated To Be Complete In August (Eastern Michigan University)
July 2, 2019
ParkEMU, as operated by LAZ parking, began renovations on the parking structure off of Oakwood Ave at the conclusion of the winter semester.

New Parking Policy Begins at UCF, Drivers Cannot Back Into Parking Spots
July 1, 2019
A new parking policy went into effect at the University of Central Florida (UCF) on July 1st. It prohibits drivers from backing into parking spots. This is the next phase in the university's license plate reader program. It will help detect criminal activity on campus. The new policy is to prepare students for a bigger change tentatively coming in fall 2020 when readers will scan license plates on campus and run them through a database that flags stolen or wanted cars and criminals. The university said safety is the main goal behind the new technology.

Hotel-South College Street Parking Deck Opens Today (Auburn University)
July 1, 2019
The 600-space South College Street parking deck, next to the Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center, officially opens today. The five-level deck is intended to be used by the university and the hotel, according to an Auburn University news release.

New Game Day Parking Rates for Cougar Athletic Fund Members to Take Effect In 2020 (Washington State University)
July 1, 2019
Beginning in 2020, Washington State season ticket-holders and Cougar Athletic Fund members who attend home football games will be charged a per-game rate to park in Martin Stadium lots, the athletic department announced Monday.

Hundreds Sign Petition Against ‘No Back-In Policy,’ SGA Responds (University of Central Florida)
June 25, 2019
A petition of some 600 signatures and counting is calling for a stop to UCF’s new “No Back-In” parking policy. The “Park Safely in the University of Central Florida Parking Structures” petition launched June 24 in response to a new university policy which will require all vehicles on all university campuses to park nose-in beginning July 1.

San Diego State University Students Are Paying More for Less Parking
June 24, 2019
Over the past decade, while student parking rates at SDSU increased by nearly 29 percent, the availability of parking for SDSU students actually went down. In the meantime, the college sits on a surplus of $28 million in unused parking revenue that can be spent on facility maintenance, parking construction and alternative transportation.

University of South Carolina Moves Ahead With $240 Million Construction of New Dorm, Parking Deck
June 21, 2019
The University of South Carolina is about to start another big building project. Trustees at the state’s largest college approved a new student housing complex called Campus Village on Friday that will transform the school’s south side. The 18-acre, seven-building project will include four residence halls, about 3,700 beds, a 945-space parking garage, restaurants and stores.

University of Central Florida Scanning License Plates of Cars on Campus to Check Against Police Databases
June 20, 2019
The University of Central Florida has installed cameras at all entrances and exits to scan the license plates of cars on campus and check them against law enforcement databases, officials said Thursday.

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