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Protogroup Starts Work on Valet Parking Lane in Violation of Permit, FDOT Says (Daytona Beach, Fla.)
October 8, 2020
Construction has begun on a controversial valet parking lane at the $192 million Protogroup hotel-condominium project, but the work is being done in violation of an expired permit and should be halted immediately, according to the Florida Department of Transportation.

Abilene (Texas) City Council Approves Downtown Parking Changes
October 8, 2020
The Abilene City Council voted to make most downtown parking two hours at its regular meeting Thursday, with the primary exception around the U.S. post office on Pine Street. Those spaces will be one hour, with parking meters around the post office removed. The changes come as part of recommendations by the Mayor's Downtown Task Force, which examined on-street parking downtown among its topics.

Plans Filed for Mixed-Use Building, Parking Deck at Krog Street Market (Atlanta, Ga.)
October 8, 2020
Developers at Krog Street Market are moving forward with an expansion that will bring a new mixed-use building and parking deck to the popular Inman Park property. Local architecture firm ASD|SKY has filed building permit applications with the city of Atlanta for a new four-story mixed-use building at 99 Krog St. NE. Atlanta Business Chronicle in June 2019 reported plans for the building. ASD|SKY also has filed permit applications for a a five-story parking structure associated with the 33,000-square-foot building, which will house office and retail space. In total, construction is estimated to cost more than $8 million, per the filings.

New Program Offers Free Parking in Downtown Rochester (Minn.)
October 8, 2020
A new program launched Thursday encourages individuals to shop in Downtown Rochester. Through October 31, when the public shops, dines, or supports a service business downtown, they will get a three-hour free parking voucher at check-out to use at any of the six municipal ramps.

Law to Ban Big Rigs From Parking on Orange Road Right-of-Ways (Orange County, Fla.)
October 8, 2020
Orange County leaders are closing a loophole next month that will give you more places to park. They are banning large commercial trucks from the right-of-way of all unincorporated Orange County roads and streets.

Chattanooga (Tenn.) Airport's New Parking Deck Project Hits Milestone With Installation of First Beam
October 7, 2020
Construction of Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport's $25 million parking deck began rising up in front of the passenger terminal Wednesday as the first vertical support beam for the four-story structure was installed.

Traverse City (Mich.) DDA Transitioning to Managed Parking System
October 7, 2020
Parking in Traverse City is always a hot topic, and the Downtown Development Authority is working on ways to manage it more efficiently. The city approved the DDA’s plans to overhaul their approach and transition into a more managed parking systems effort.

City of Yakima (Wash.) Reinstates Ticketing and Towing for Parking Violations, Effective Immediately
October 7, 2020
The city of Yakima is resuming ticketing and towing of vehicles without proper licensing within city limits, effective immediately.

City of Edmonton (Canada) to Launch New Parking Ban for Snow Clearing
October 7, 2020
Starting winter 2020, there will be new parking ban rules in place when City of Edmonton crews are clearing snow. The new plan involves a two-phase parking ban, the city announced Wednesday.

Houston Drivers Could Soon Face $100 Fines for Parking in Bike Lanes
October 7, 2020
Drivers who park in Houston’s bike lanes soon could face a $100 fine. City council on Wednesday is set to consider an ordinance allowing for fines for people park in or otherwise block the lanes, disrupting cyclist traffic. Currently, fines are allowed only when there are nearby “no parking” signs.

San Mateo (Calif.) to Renew Parking Enforcement Contract With Serco
October 7, 2020
The San Mateo City Council has agreed to renew the contract with Serco, which provides parking enforcement services in the city, despite widespread concerns about excessive ticketing over the past year.

JMU Offers Various Parking Pass Options as Students Return to Campus
October 7, 2020
Despite JMU’s refunds for year-long parking passes earlier this semester, new parking permit options are available with the return of in-person classes at JMU on Oct. 5.

OU Parking Services to Offer Partial Refunds as Classes Move Online (University of Oklahoma)
October 7, 2020
OU Parking Services will be offering partial refunds to students with parking permits due to classes transitioning online after Thanksgiving. The university announced Oct. 6 in-person classes will be moved entirely online after Thanksgiving break until the end of the fall semester. Due to this, OU Parking Services announced on Twitter and through mass email it will offer a $30 credit to students with parking passes who will be off-campus during that time.

Santa Barbara (Calif.) Steers Toward Electric Vehicle Adoption With 30 New Chargers
October 6, 2020
Looking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and facilitate electric vehicle adoption, the city of Santa Barbara recently installed 30 electric vehicle charging stations on the roof of the Granada parking garage, located downtown on Anacapa Street.

Parking Fines on the Rise in Downtown Albuquerque (N.M.)
October 6, 2020
Albuquerque city officials said they’ve seen an uptick in parking tickets in the Downtown area. Since most people have been staying at home, the city said they’ve received more parking-related calls that branch out into neighborhoods. When parking enforcement is called out to the area, officers will look for other violations, too.

Joliet (Ill.) Council Approves Terminal, Truck Parking
October 6, 2020
The Joliet City Council on Tuesday approved a truck terminal and parking facility over the concerns of a councilman who wants the city to first set a policy for truck parking lots.

Bluewater Health Parking Fees Being Reinstated With New System (Canada)
October 6, 2020
Parking changes at Bluewater Health take effect Tuesday, Oct 6. A new system will be unveiled at the Sarnia and Petrolia hospitals that includes tap payment capability. Parking fees are being reinstated after they were dropped in March due to the pandemic.

City Plans Expansion of Airport Parking (Yakima, Wash.)
October 6, 2020
More parking is on the way at the Yakima Air Terminal at McAllister Field. The Yakima City Council on Tuesday is expected to approve a resolution authorizing an agreement with the Washington State Department of Transportation - Aviation Division for a $353,694 loan to expand the Yakima Air Terminal’s main vehicle parking lot.

Troy's (N.Y.) Coin-Fed Parking Meters Deliver a Final Payout
October 6, 2020
Parking meters once were ubiquitous downtown, demanding to be fed a quarter an hour to park. They were removed more than a generation ago — their heirs are blue computerized parking kiosks — and recently 48 of the now historic coin-fed mechanical meters were auctioned.

City of Lansing (Mich.) to Refund Parking Permit Purchases
October 6, 2020
Mayor Andy Schor announced Tuesday that the City of Lansing will be issuing full refunds to anyone that purchased an overnight parking permit. “The overnight parking permit program began in March, only a couple weeks before we declared the local COVID-19 State of Emergency. Since this program hasn’t been active for more than six months, the right thing to do is to give everyone who complied with the ordinance a full refund,” said Mayor Andy Schor.

Volusia County Council Votes, 6-1, to Raise Parking Fines From $10 to $45 (Daytona Beach, Fla.)
October 6, 2020
If you park illegally on property in Volusia County, the fine will be rising from $10 to $45 after the Volusia County Council approved an increase Tuesday. And $10 of that increase will go to fund school crossing guards.

City Removes Tract of Downtown Parking Meters (Fort Smith, Ark.)
October 6, 2020
Parking meters remain in downtown Fort Smith except the area east of 11th Street. The city of Fort Smith has removed parking meters in the area of Garrison Avenue that includes ProPak, SOL Studios, Johnston’s flower shop and Civil Axe Throwing. Officials made the decision to remove the meters after meeting with SOL Studios owner Grant Thomas.

Blink Deploys EV Charging Stations in The Elysian, Now Boasting All-Electric Parking Areas
October 6, 2020
Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK, BLNKW) (“Blink” or the “Company”), a leading owner and operator of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and services, announced the installation of 40 Level 2 EV charging stations at The Elysian residential building in the historic Victor Heights neighborhood near downtown Los Angeles, California. Blink will provide its EV charging stations to The Elysian’s employees, residents, and visitors in support of the city’s rapidly increasing number of electric vehicles.

Chapel Hill (N.C.) Town Council Moves Forward With Approving East Rosemary Parking Deck
October 6, 2020
Residents of Chapel Hill can expect to see expanded parking downtown within the next two years. At a Sept. 30 meeting, Chapel Hill Town Council members approved an economic development agreement between the Town and Grubb Management LLC to build a new parking deck on the corner of 125 E. Rosemary St.

One Quarter of UK Holidaymakers Now Overpaying for Airport Parking
October 6, 2020
25% of UK airport travellers are overpaying for airport parking by paying on the day. This has been revealed in the latest survey by Holiday Extras, the UK market leader in airport parking.

App Paves Way for Digital Parking Reservations for University of Louisiana Events at Cajun Field
October 5, 2020
Motorists who attend University of Louisiana at Lafayette events at Cajun Field can now download an app that will enable them to reserve a parking space. The ParkMobile app will be in place when the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns football team faces Coastal Carolina at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10, at Cajun Field.

NY Could Crack Down on Illegal Parking in Spots for Electric Vehicles
October 5, 2020
New Yorkers who park their gas guzzlers in public spots reserved for electric vehicles could soon face repercussions. Legislation waiting on the governor’s desk would make the advertised restrictions more than just a suggestion, giving them the weight of state law and enforceable by local authorities. The change, which is sponsored by Democratic lawmakers Jen Metzger and Amy Paulin, received bipartisan support in the state legislature.

Motional Study: Americans See Driverless Cars as the Future
October 1, 2020
Americans are more willing to accept driverless vehicles today than they were prior to the onset of COVID-19, according to a study sponsored by Motional, a driverless technology company created by Hyundai and Aptiv. Some one in five of respondents said they were more interested in an autonomous vehicle than they were prior to the pandemic, according to the first Consumer Mobility Report issued by the organization.

Chattanooga (Tenn.) Airport's New Parking Deck Project Hits Milestone With Installation of First Beam
October 7, 2020
Construction of Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport's $25 million parking deck began rising up in front of the passenger terminal Wednesday as the first vertical support beam for the four-story structure was installed.

City Plans Expansion of Airport Parking (Yakima, Wash.)
October 6, 2020
More parking is on the way at the Yakima Air Terminal at McAllister Field. The Yakima City Council on Tuesday is expected to approve a resolution authorizing an agreement with the Washington State Department of Transportation - Aviation Division for a $353,694 loan to expand the Yakima Air Terminal’s main vehicle parking lot.

One Quarter of UK Holidaymakers Now Overpaying for Airport Parking
October 6, 2020
25% of UK airport travellers are overpaying for airport parking by paying on the day. This has been revealed in the latest survey by Holiday Extras, the UK market leader in airport parking.

Here’s How Airport Parking Has Changed Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic
October 5, 2020
The COVID pandemic has changed the way you park your car at the airport. There’s an emphasis on safety, and some facilities are closed or have been repurposed for cargo. You’ll need to do more research and pay attention to the details before you park at the airport in a pandemic.

SP Plus Corporation Commences Parking Operations with Touchless Technologies & Plan to Install New Equipment at Laredo International Airport
October 1, 2020
SP Plus Corporation (SP+), (Nasdaq: SP), a leading provider of technology-driven mobility solutions for aviation, commercial, hospitality and institutional clients throughout North America, today announced its selection to provide parking management and operations at Laredo International Airport (LRD) in Laredo, Texas.

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport Opens Additional Parking in Preparation for Increased Holiday Travel (S.C.)
October 1, 2020
To prepare for increased travel this holiday season, Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport is reopening their Economy Parking Lot B starting today. Officials at GSP say although the parking lot has reopened, construction will limit parking to about 500 spaces. Parking is available in the lot for seven dollars a day.

Park Assist's Smart-Sensor System is Bringing a New Level of Guidance to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport's Parking Garage
September 30, 2020
Park Assist has been awarded the Parking Guidance System contract for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. As the primary commercial airport serving the Seattle metropolitan area in Washington, SEA Airport is the 8th busiest airport in the U.S. and the third busiest on the West Coast.

Airport Parking In A Pandemic: Here's What You Need To Know
September 26, 2020
When Madelyn Cox parked at an off-airport parking lot near Austin-Bergstrom International Airport last week, she noticed a big change. Finding a choice parking spot near the shuttle stop was almost too easy. "The lot was only a quarter full," she says.

Endera Delivers 18 Electric Shuttles to ACE Parking At San Diego International
September 16, 2020
Endera, a technology company specializing in commercial electric vehicles, announced Wednesday that it has delivered 18 electric passenger shuttles to ACE Parking for use at San Diego International Airport.

Hartsfield-Jackson Awarded for Employee Parking Program
September 14, 2020
An initiative designed to decrease traffic and benefit employees at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) was recently recognized by a leading commuter organization. The Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) awarded ATL for its Airport Employee Ride Options (AERO) Insider Carpool Parking Program. The program provides deeply discounted parking perks for participants in the carpooling effort.

Parking and TRAX changes at Salt Lake International Airport
September 9, 2020
As the first phase of the new $4.1 billion Salt Lake City International Airport prepares to open on Tuesday, passengers will start to see changes now on where they can make TRAX connections and where they should park if they want to find their cars when they return from trips.

Could New Airport Parking Garage Lure Southwest to Fresno Yosemite International Airport?
September 1, 2020
With 917 parking spaces in a new four-story covered garage coming to Fresno Yosemite International Airport in 14 months, city officials expect big things. “This project is a game-changer for Fresno,” Mayor Lee Brand said at a groundbreaking ceremony this morning. The $29 million parking garage is part of a larger $115 million airport expansion project dubbed “FATforward.” Expanding the terminal is a key component as well.

Parking Fine? This AV Probably Saw You (Moscow, Russia)
October 5, 2020
It used to be that drivers parking where they shouldn't only needed to dodge a human attendant coming to issue them a ticket. That became more difficult with enforcement cameras - fixed and mobile - but now there's a new development: you might get a fine in future because an autonomous vehicle (AV) clocked your misdemeanour. Moscow says it is the first city in the world to start handing out parking violations using a driverless car.

Motional Study: Americans See Driverless Cars as the Future
October 1, 2020
Americans are more willing to accept driverless vehicles today than they were prior to the onset of COVID-19, according to a study sponsored by Motional, a driverless technology company created by Hyundai and Aptiv. Some one in five of respondents said they were more interested in an autonomous vehicle than they were prior to the pandemic, according to the first Consumer Mobility Report issued by the organization.

Self-Driving Cars Could Revolutionize Transportation for People with Disabilities. These Researchers Are Trying to Make It Happen.
September 30, 2020
Forget about 2020. It’s the future now, and you’re riding in a self-driving car. It’s full of touchscreen displays and shiny dashboards up and down the cabin. You’re hanging out with other passengers, everyone’s seats leisurely facing each other. It’s as if you were in a limousine — except, of course, that the chauffeur is an extremely smart computer sustained with artificial intelligence.

Ford Testing Automated Valet Parking in Detroit
September 29, 2020
Think of how much easier a night out would be if you didn’t have to futz with finding parking. Ford Motor Company is working to build that future with the help of Bedrock and Bosch. This triumvirate of titans is testing an automated valet parking solution that leverages vehicle-to-infrastructure communication and connected Ford Escape crossovers.

Congress Parks Self-Driving Car Regulation Until 2021
September 24, 2020
The U.S. Congress will try again in 2021 to try to approve long-stalled reforms to speed the adoption of self-driving cars, a key Democratic lawmaker said Sept. 23. U.S. lawmakers have been divided for years over how to reform regulations governing self-driving cars and what consumer and legal protections should be included.

Musing About Limited Access Parking and Autonomous Vehicles
September 21, 2020
Limited access highways have been accepted as a mechanism to optimize transport for many years. According to the Transportation Research Board, limited access highways offer greater capacity, improved safety, reduced fuel consumption, less pollution, more positive impacts on motorists and more positive impacts on neighborhoods.

Fully Automated Valet Parking System Is the End of Everybody’s Nightmare
September 19, 2020
Called Autonomous Valet Parking, or AVP, the system can park the car with zero input from the driver. In fact, you can even get out of the car before actually entering the parking lot, with the system to then take care of everything for you.

Human Horizons Unveils Level 4 Autonomous Vehicle Parking System
September 18, 2020
Human Horizons, a leading Chinese smart mobility and autonomous driving research company, announced the rollout of its Level 4 Autonomous Valet Parking (AVP) system on the HiPhi X production vehicle. The company claims it is the first of its kind.

New Self-Driving Car Algorithm Keeps You Safe by Constantly Predicting Doom
September 17, 2020
Call it fatalistic, pessimistic, or just really, really, smart, but a new self-driving car algorithm developed by researchers at Germany’s Technical University of Munich thrives on thinking about the worst thing that could happen at every moment. And then figuring out how to get out of it without endangering or obstructing traffic.

This Smart Car Park Is the Solution to 1 of Our Biggest Problems
September 17, 2020
Let’s face it, finding an empty spot to park is getting harder and harder. And it’s only our fault for the whole thing, as the transition to bikes and alternative means of transportation advances much slower than everybody anticipated.

A Car That Actually Drives Off and Parks Itself Coming Soon-Ish
September 17, 2020
It has been said that the absolute worst thing about parallel parking is the witnesses. Are you the sort of person who just relishes getting your car into a space pretty much the size of your vehicle? If so, then there's nothing more for you here.

Infrastructure-Based Automated Valet Parking Debuts in Detroit
September 11, 2020
Ford Motor Company, commercial real-estate firm Bedrock and Bosch are launching a demonstration project with connected Ford Escape test vehicles that can drive and park themselves inside Assembly Garage in Detroit. This is the first solution of its type in the U.S. for automated valet parking, where the vehicle will park itself inside a parking garage.

New Perception Metric Balances Reaction Time, Accuracy
September 9, 2020
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a new metric for evaluating how well self-driving cars respond to changing road conditions and traffic, making it possible for the first time to compare perception systems for both accuracy and reaction time.

Top Future Car Technologies with Great Odds
September 3, 2020
Today, technology is the answer to everything, thanks to the many opportunities it presents. For the automotive industry, it’s been from one glory to another. Even movies and TV shows feature driverless cars. This means the automotive industry is growing and not looking back. We saw the emergence of electric vehicles, solar-powered machines, manual and self-driving cars, among other innovations.

TomTom Releases New Tech for Autonomous Vehicles to Better Manage Roads and Weather
September 3, 2020
All roads are not created the same, and autonomous cars will not be able to maneuver every street punched into its GPS. Consider a tourist's San Francisco rental car, on its way to the most popular city sights. The most lauded sights will be on the itinerary, and invariably, that's likely to include the world's most crooked street, the uneven brick-paved Lombard Street.

Is the Car Next to You Driverless? NHTSA Launches New Tool to Help You Find Out
September 2, 2020
The U.S. Department of Transportation announced that it has launched a new tool to improve the transparency of driverless vehicle testing programs. The new map-based tool is part of the Automated Vehicle Transparency and Engagement for Safe Testing Initiative, which is being overseen by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

New Program Offers Free Parking in Downtown Rochester (Minn.)
October 8, 2020
A new program launched Thursday encourages individuals to shop in Downtown Rochester. Through October 31, when the public shops, dines, or supports a service business downtown, they will get a three-hour free parking voucher at check-out to use at any of the six municipal ramps.

Law to Ban Big Rigs From Parking on Orange Road Right-of-Ways (Orange County, Fla.)
October 8, 2020
Orange County leaders are closing a loophole next month that will give you more places to park. They are banning large commercial trucks from the right-of-way of all unincorporated Orange County roads and streets.

Protogroup Starts Work on Valet Parking Lane in Violation of Permit, FDOT Says (Daytona Beach, Fla.)
October 8, 2020
Construction has begun on a controversial valet parking lane at the $192 million Protogroup hotel-condominium project, but the work is being done in violation of an expired permit and should be halted immediately, according to the Florida Department of Transportation.

Real-Time Parking System Seeks to Keep Truckers Safer Along I-10
October 5, 2020
Arizona transportation officials are collaborating with out-of-state officials to make sure long-haul truckers stay in tip-top shape. The Arizona Department of Transportation is building a truck parking availability system, along with California, New Mexico and Texas. The goal: preventing long-haul drivers from putting themselves in dangerous situations when needing to stop for a rest along Interstate 10.

Comprehensive Parking Plan for Worcester’s (Mass.) Canal District to Be Unveiled in Worcester
September 30, 2020
The city administration will be unveiling a comprehensive parking plan for the Canal District in the coming weeks, in conjunction with the planned opening of Polar Park next April and other private development in that area.

Ford Testing Automated Valet Parking in Detroit
September 29, 2020
Think of how much easier a night out would be if you didn’t have to futz with finding parking. Ford Motor Company is working to build that future with the help of Bedrock and Bosch. This triumvirate of titans is testing an automated valet parking solution that leverages vehicle-to-infrastructure communication and connected Ford Escape crossovers.

Park Omaha Adds Temporary Parking via App for Delivery Trucks in Downtown Omaha (Neb.)
September 22, 2020
Park Omaha has added "Smart Zones" in a pilot program to fight congestion in downtown Omaha. Marked by small blue signs, delivery-truck sized parking spots are scattered throughout downtown. Commercial drivers can download the app and pull up for temporary parking. Like rideshare services, drivers can check which spots are available.

Palo Alto (Calif.) Looks to Loosen Parking, Retail Rules to Encourage Affordable Housing
September 22, 2020
From parking tweaks to new 'planned home' zone, city looks to give builders more incentives to build below-market-rate units.

Sportscenter Parking Lot Redesign to Be Completed in a Few Weeks (Owensboro, Ky.)
September 21, 2020
After several months of preliminary work, paving began this week on the Owensboro Sportscenter parking lot redesign, and the project is expected to be completed in the next few weeks.

Fully Automated Valet Parking System Is the End of Everybody’s Nightmare
September 19, 2020
Called Autonomous Valet Parking, or AVP, the system can park the car with zero input from the driver. In fact, you can even get out of the car before actually entering the parking lot, with the system to then take care of everything for you.

Human Horizons Unveils Level 4 Autonomous Vehicle Parking System
September 18, 2020
Human Horizons, a leading Chinese smart mobility and autonomous driving research company, announced the rollout of its Level 4 Autonomous Valet Parking (AVP) system on the HiPhi X production vehicle. The company claims it is the first of its kind.

Parking Meter Commission to Consider Additional Funding for On-Street Dining (Pasadena, Calif.)
September 16, 2020
The Old Pasadena Parking Meter Zone Advisory Commission will discuss appropriating $100,000 from the city’s Parking Meter Fund for on-street dining.

curbFlow’s 'Computer Vision Models' Monitor Street Parking for DoorDash Drivers
September 15, 2020
Mobility company curbFlow is taking advantage of the spike in takeout orders across the country with its so-called “computer vision devices,” or CVD’s, that monitor available curbside parking in real time. The company rolled out the virtual curbFlows in the District in partnership with DoorDash.

Packers to Close Parking Lots to Tailgaters for Sunday's Game
September 15, 2020
Game day at Lambeau Field typically means 80,000 screaming fans. Thousands fill the stadium's front rows, but tarps are taking their place on Sunday. The parking lots will also remain closed to tailgaters.

Infrastructure-Based Automated Valet Parking Debuts in Detroit
September 11, 2020
Ford Motor Company, commercial real-estate firm Bedrock and Bosch are launching a demonstration project with connected Ford Escape test vehicles that can drive and park themselves inside Assembly Garage in Detroit. This is the first solution of its type in the U.S. for automated valet parking, where the vehicle will park itself inside a parking garage.

Whole Foods Market Chooses Park Assist to Elevate the Parking Experience
September 11, 2020
Park Assist® has been awarded the Parking Guidance System (PGS) contract at Whole Foods Market HQ and Flagship store in Austin, Texas. The multinational supermarket chain, founded in 1980, quickly rose in popularity thanks to its focus on quality, sustainability, and natural and organic foods. This commitment to quality also extends to the value Whole Foods places on both customer and employee satisfaction.

PREIT Puts Pandemic Focus on Its Parking Lots
September 11, 2020
Like a lot of mall owners, PREIT has turned many of its parking lots into drive-in movie theaters during the COVID-19 pandemic, but it hasn’t stopped there. PREIT’s Park and Play event series will feature a “Carnival Food Drive Thru” in the lot at Woodland Mall in Grand Rapids, Mich., this week.

Temporary Parking Changes to Promote Social Distancing Start in Tuscaloosa (Ala.)
September 10, 2020
David Jones owns two businesses on The Strip. He just learned Thursday that the city was changing the street parking in front of his stores on University Boulevard.“We found out about it this morning when we came in to work. And I’ve already sent some emails expressing my concern about what this is going to do to business,” Jones said. Thursday starting at 5pm according to several signs, the city will start converting parallel parking spaces on the street to pedestrian right of ways for several hours at night. That would create more space for people waiting in lines to have appropriate social distancing.

TEZ: Helping to Flatten the Curve with Digital Valet
September 8, 2020
Digital valet used to be all about convenience: Faster check-in. No need to carry cash. Enhanced customer service through two-way communication between parking staff and parker. Hospitals offer front door valet services to improve their patient satisfaction scores, making parking more convenient for patients with compromised health or anyone hunting for a parking spot that wants to avoid a long walk back to the car.

City Pitches Lower Downtown Merchant Fees for Parking, Snowmelt (Holland, Mich.)
September 4, 2020
In an effort to help downtown businesses weather the COVID-19 pandemic, the city of Holland is proposing providing some relief from parking, events and snowmelt fees for downtown merchants. Businesses that operate downtown Holland pay an assessment to the city to cover the cost of maintaining free parking.

San Jose (Calif.) Allows Casinos to Operate in Parking Lots, Expands Its Al Fresco Program
September 2, 2020
San Jose will be the first Bay Area city to allow casinos to shuffle their cards outside. In a decision early Wednesday morning, the San Jose City Council agreed to allow casinos to expand their operations into their private parking lots, and approved additional retail and personal service businesses, such as art studios and dry cleaners, to move onto public sidewalks and into parklets.

City Parking Ordinance Under Review After Business Owner Inquires About Temporary Spaces (Buckhannon, W. Va.)
September 1, 2020
The Buckhannon Consolidated Public Works Board on Thursday agreed to review the current parking ordinance to see if there is a way to increase parking space turnover.

Shared Parking Changes Coming to Downtown McKinney (Texas) District
September 1, 2020
Businesses in the downtown McKinney district can share more parking spaces thanks to a change to parking requirements the McKinney City Council approved at its Sept. 1 meeting. The McKinney Town District includes downtown McKinney and east of Hwy. 5.

Los Angeles Continues to Study Congestion Pricing’s Potential
September 30, 2020
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority is proceeding with outreach efforts as it explores the potential of a congestion pricing pilot program for the region. Metro, as the group is known, held a virtual press briefing Sept. 29 to discuss the group’s Traffic Reduction Study.

San Francisco Investigates Congestion Pricing with New Online Game
September 24, 2020
The San Francisco County Transportation Authority is looking at how congestion pricing could help keep traffic moving in the city, and has devised a new online game to drive public engagement. The Authority is exploring how a fee to drive downtown during busy hours could get traffic moving and achieve goals around street safety, clean air and equity when the economy recovers.

Musing About Limited Access Parking and Autonomous Vehicles
September 21, 2020
Limited access highways have been accepted as a mechanism to optimize transport for many years. According to the Transportation Research Board, limited access highways offer greater capacity, improved safety, reduced fuel consumption, less pollution, more positive impacts on motorists and more positive impacts on neighborhoods.

curbFlow’s 'Computer Vision Models' Monitor Street Parking for DoorDash Drivers
September 15, 2020
Mobility company curbFlow is taking advantage of the spike in takeout orders across the country with its so-called “computer vision devices,” or CVD’s, that monitor available curbside parking in real time. The company rolled out the virtual curbFlows in the District in partnership with DoorDash.

Space Race: Investors and Developers Rethink Parking Garages Amid COVID-19
September 15, 2020
The fourth-tallest building in the U.S. north of New York City is going up on the site of what until 2018 was the largest municipally owned parking garage in Boston. New York-based developer Millennium Partners is building a 691-foot, 1.4 million-square-foot mixed-use tower in the garage’s place.

Getting by During COVID-19 by Getting on the Road
September 12, 2020
Going into the seventh month of the COVID-19 pandemic, the sheer monotony is grinding. Wear this mask, don't touch that, bad idea to go there, stay home every day. Every single day. And yet that dreary repetition is for those of us lucky enough to have stayed healthy. We're getting by. Here's how.

What is the Post-Pandemic Future of Parking?
September 8, 2020
There’s another part of our transportation network being seriously affected by COVID-19 beyond our roads and rails: parking lots. Parking is something we take for granted, giving us access to rail stations, shopping and offices. It’s hardly glamorous, but the parking industry represents an $11 billion business nationwide, one third of it privately owned.

TEZ: Helping to Flatten the Curve with Digital Valet
September 8, 2020
Digital valet used to be all about convenience: Faster check-in. No need to carry cash. Enhanced customer service through two-way communication between parking staff and parker. Hospitals offer front door valet services to improve their patient satisfaction scores, making parking more convenient for patients with compromised health or anyone hunting for a parking spot that wants to avoid a long walk back to the car.

San Francisco Mayor Closes Ocean Beach Parking Lots After Crowded Celebration
September 6, 2020
Parking lots at Ocean Beach in San Francisco are closed Sunday following a large gathering there on Saturday, Mayor London Breed announced on her Facebook and Twitter accounts, expressing concern about the potential spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Has Changed the Way People Use Their Vehicles
September 4, 2020
Cars have famously served as a makeshift bedroom for young or illicit lovers seeking private time together. But since the proliferation of the coronavirus pandemic, cars are taking on even more functions, proving they’re not just for transporting people from point A to point B.

Carlsbad Beach Prepares for Holiday Weekend With a Parking Closure
September 3, 2020
The city of Carlsbad has announced they are closing the parking lot located at Ocean Street as part of an overall plan given the ongoing COVID-19 health order. The same happened for the 4th of July weekend at many beaches in San Diego County. In some areas, the closures resulted in traffic congestion and confusion.

How Cars Kept the Parties Going During COVID-19
September 2, 2020
The way we celebrate has turned a corner forever, and cars were there to take us. What the pandemic has done to typical gatherings, gatherings that used to be person-to-person are now drive-bys. We saw car parades and car circles and lines at the drive-thru are longer than ever. And curbside pickups became en vogue.

Penn State Opens New HUB Parking Deck Coronavirus Testing Site
September 1, 2020
Penn State has opened a new on-campus coronavirus testing site at the HUB Parking Deck, the university announced Tuesday. The new site will be used specifically for students identified in Penn State’s contact tracing program who may have been exposed to an individual who tested positive.

Santa Barbara (Calif.) Steers Toward Electric Vehicle Adoption With 30 New Chargers
October 6, 2020
Looking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and facilitate electric vehicle adoption, the city of Santa Barbara recently installed 30 electric vehicle charging stations on the roof of the Granada parking garage, located downtown on Anacapa Street.

Blink Deploys EV Charging Stations in The Elysian, Now Boasting All-Electric Parking Areas
October 6, 2020
Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK, BLNKW) (“Blink” or the “Company”), a leading owner and operator of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and services, announced the installation of 40 Level 2 EV charging stations at The Elysian residential building in the historic Victor Heights neighborhood near downtown Los Angeles, California. Blink will provide its EV charging stations to The Elysian’s employees, residents, and visitors in support of the city’s rapidly increasing number of electric vehicles.

NY Could Crack Down on Illegal Parking in Spots for Electric Vehicles
October 5, 2020
New Yorkers who park their gas guzzlers in public spots reserved for electric vehicles could soon face repercussions. Legislation waiting on the governor’s desk would make the advertised restrictions more than just a suggestion, giving them the weight of state law and enforceable by local authorities. The change, which is sponsored by Democratic lawmakers Jen Metzger and Amy Paulin, received bipartisan support in the state legislature.

Endera Delivers 18 Electric Shuttles to ACE Parking At San Diego International
September 16, 2020
Endera, a technology company specializing in commercial electric vehicles, announced Wednesday that it has delivered 18 electric passenger shuttles to ACE Parking for use at San Diego International Airport.

Renewable Energy 'First': New Solar Lights In Town Parking Lot (East Hampton, N.Y.)
September 1, 2020
East Hampton Town has taken strides toward a renewable energy "first," installing solar lights in the Amagansett municipal parking lot. The Amagansett municipal lot is also among the locations where the town has installed electric car charging stations that are open to the public for use.

Bluewater Health Parking Fees Being Reinstated With New System (Canada)
October 6, 2020
Parking changes at Bluewater Health take effect Tuesday, Oct 6. A new system will be unveiled at the Sarnia and Petrolia hospitals that includes tap payment capability. Parking fees are being reinstated after they were dropped in March due to the pandemic.

Israeli Hospital Converts Bomb Shelter Parking Lot into State-of-the-Art Coronavirus Ward (Israel)
September 24, 2020
Haifa’s Rambam Health Care Campus is converting its underground bomb shelter parking lot into a state-of-the-art coronavirus hospital ward, with beds slotted into parking spaces.

Southside Unveils New Parking Garage, Name Change in Bay Shore (N.Y.)
September 15, 2020
Southside Hospital on Tuesday showcased its newly completed $56 million, five-story parking garage to the community. Over 100 people got their first glances of the 1,000-car garage, which will be used for employees to help alleviate the parking crunch in the area.

Parking Solution to Christchurch Hospital to Deliver Over 1000 New Car Parks (New Zealand)
September 11, 2020
A Government brokered solution to the parking woes at Christchurch Hospital will deliver more than 1000 new car parks near the Hospital for staff and visitors while also ensuring the completion of the Metro Sports Facility, said Minister for Christchurch Regeneration, Dr Megan Woods.

Central DuPage Hospital Gets Approval to Build New Parking Deck in Winfield, but 2 Trustees Say They'll Resign (Winfield, Ill.)
September 10, 2020
Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital has won approval from Winfield to expand its downtown footprint with a new parking deck, but the vote by the village board was not without controversy as two trustees suddenly announced they're resigning.

TEZ: Helping to Flatten the Curve with Digital Valet
September 8, 2020
Digital valet used to be all about convenience: Faster check-in. No need to carry cash. Enhanced customer service through two-way communication between parking staff and parker. Hospitals offer front door valet services to improve their patient satisfaction scores, making parking more convenient for patients with compromised health or anyone hunting for a parking spot that wants to avoid a long walk back to the car.

City of Edmonton (Canada) to Launch New Parking Ban for Snow Clearing
October 7, 2020
Starting winter 2020, there will be new parking ban rules in place when City of Edmonton crews are clearing snow. The new plan involves a two-phase parking ban, the city announced Wednesday.

Bluewater Health Parking Fees Being Reinstated With New System (Canada)
October 6, 2020
Parking changes at Bluewater Health take effect Tuesday, Oct 6. A new system will be unveiled at the Sarnia and Petrolia hospitals that includes tap payment capability. Parking fees are being reinstated after they were dropped in March due to the pandemic.

One Quarter of UK Holidaymakers Now Overpaying for Airport Parking
October 6, 2020
25% of UK airport travellers are overpaying for airport parking by paying on the day. This has been revealed in the latest survey by Holiday Extras, the UK market leader in airport parking.

Parking Fine? This AV Probably Saw You (Moscow, Russia)
October 5, 2020
It used to be that drivers parking where they shouldn't only needed to dodge a human attendant coming to issue them a ticket. That became more difficult with enforcement cameras - fixed and mobile - but now there's a new development: you might get a fine in future because an autonomous vehicle (AV) clocked your misdemeanour. Moscow says it is the first city in the world to start handing out parking violations using a driverless car.

Israeli Hospital Converts Bomb Shelter Parking Lot into State-of-the-Art Coronavirus Ward (Israel)
September 24, 2020
Haifa’s Rambam Health Care Campus is converting its underground bomb shelter parking lot into a state-of-the-art coronavirus hospital ward, with beds slotted into parking spaces.

ŠKODA Joins Forces With Parkopedia to Help Drivers Find Parking Spaces Quicker and Easier in Real Time
September 23, 2020
ŠKODA drivers now receive enhanced support in their search for vacant parking spaces. To achieve this, the Czech car manufacturer has concluded a cooperation agreement with Parkopedia, the world’s leading parking service provider. As a result, ŠKODA drivers have access to real-time information on millions of parking spaces throughout Europe, which is displayed via the vehicle’s navigation system or the ŠKODA Connect App.

Human Horizons Unveils Level 4 Autonomous Vehicle Parking System
September 18, 2020
Human Horizons, a leading Chinese smart mobility and autonomous driving research company, announced the rollout of its Level 4 Autonomous Valet Parking (AVP) system on the HiPhi X production vehicle. The company claims it is the first of its kind.

HERE and INRIX Build End-to-End Parking Ecosystem
September 15, 2020
HERE Technologies, the leading location data and platform company, today announced that INRIX, a leader in connected car services and mobility analytics, will partner to offer a complete parking solution that includes on-street and off-street parking availability, dynamic rates and indoor mapping to HERE automotive customers.

Parking Solution to Christchurch Hospital to Deliver Over 1000 New Car Parks (New Zealand)
September 11, 2020
A Government brokered solution to the parking woes at Christchurch Hospital will deliver more than 1000 new car parks near the Hospital for staff and visitors while also ensuring the completion of the Metro Sports Facility, said Minister for Christchurch Regeneration, Dr Megan Woods.

Drivers in France Can Now Contest Parking Fine Before Paying
September 11, 2020
Drivers who receive a parking fine in France are now legally allowed to contest the fine before paying it, in a U-turn on the previous law.

SpotHero To Acquire Rover Parking To Expand Canadian Footprint
September 10, 2020
SpotHero, the digital parking leader in North America, announced today the signing of an agreement to acquire Rover Parking, a leading consumer parking app in Canada. This acquisition accelerates SpotHero’s market leadership position in North America, helping the company gain access to thousands of parking locations across Canada. The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2020.

The UK Wants to Ban Parking on Pavements and Improve Accessibility
September 10, 2020
Parking on pavements could soon be banned across England under new plans to make journeys for disabled and visually impaired people more accessible. According to the UK Department for Transport (DfT), over 95 percent of wheelchair users and people with visual impairments say they have experienced problems navigating vehicles parked on pavements.

SpotHero To Acquire Rover Parking To Expand Canadian Footprint
September 10, 2020
SpotHero, the digital parking leader in North America, announced today the signing of an agreement to acquire Rover Parking, a leading consumer parking app in Canada. This acquisition accelerates SpotHero’s market leadership position in North America, helping the company gain access to thousands of parking locations across Canada. The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Abilene (Texas) City Council Approves Downtown Parking Changes
October 8, 2020
The Abilene City Council voted to make most downtown parking two hours at its regular meeting Thursday, with the primary exception around the U.S. post office on Pine Street. Those spaces will be one hour, with parking meters around the post office removed. The changes come as part of recommendations by the Mayor's Downtown Task Force, which examined on-street parking downtown among its topics.

Traverse City (Mich.) DDA Transitioning to Managed Parking System
October 7, 2020
Parking in Traverse City is always a hot topic, and the Downtown Development Authority is working on ways to manage it more efficiently. The city approved the DDA’s plans to overhaul their approach and transition into a more managed parking systems effort.

City Removes Tract of Downtown Parking Meters (Fort Smith, Ark.)
October 6, 2020
Parking meters remain in downtown Fort Smith except the area east of 11th Street. The city of Fort Smith has removed parking meters in the area of Garrison Avenue that includes ProPak, SOL Studios, Johnston’s flower shop and Civil Axe Throwing. Officials made the decision to remove the meters after meeting with SOL Studios owner Grant Thomas.

Amid Fragile Economic Recovery, Downtown Parking Projected to Remain Free Until 2021 in Flagstaff (Ariz.)
September 24, 2020
Parking downtown is likely to stay free until March of 2021 after the Flagstaff City Council decided a return to paid parking this year could negatively impact already fragile local business.

New Canaan (Conn.) Parking Permit Renewals Extended
September 23, 2020
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, annual parking permits for commuter and business lots that were due to expire on June 30, 2020 will now be extended until December 31, 2020.

Harrisburg (Pa.) City Mulls Improving Parking Signs
September 23, 2020
Harrisburg police are looking at improving the city’s parking signs. One contractor says the problem is that no one pays attention to them due to a lack of details about when parking is actually restricted. Other cities have more detailed signs, and Police Commissioner Thomas Carter says he’ll look into making changes.

Durango (Colo.) Parking Meters Set to Be Replaced by End of 2020
September 22, 2020
By the end of 2020, all of the parking meters in the city of Durango will accept credit cards. Last week, city councilors unanimously approved spending almost $240,000 from the Transportation Services Fund to replace 828 parking meters.

Parking Authority Seeks ‘Flat Fee’ for Camden (N.J.) Waterfront, Potential Meter Raises
September 22, 2020
Camden drivers and visitors to the city may in due time encounter new parking fees during waterfront events and if they plan to visit the central business district. Following a proposal from the Parking Authority of the City of Camden (PACC), the City Council in early September adopted an ordinance on first reading that - if approved on second - would allow for the phased-in increase of on-street meters, a consolidation of meter zones and allow for the implementation of new parking technology.

Birmingham (Ala.) to Look at Alternative Parking Study
September 18, 2020
The Birmingham City Commission unanimously approved on Monday, September 14, requesting Nelson Nygaard, a mobility consulting firm which has done previous parking work for the city, to amend their September 2018 Downtown Parking Plan to study alternate management structures and best practices for managing parking systems and present the city commission a report with recommendations.

Reading (Pa.) Parking Authority to Buy Six Downtown Properties
September 16, 2020
The Reading Parking Authority is adding to its real estate portfolio. The board voted 6-0 Tuesday to spend $430,800 to purchase six properties from the Reading Redevelopment Authority.

More Downtown Falmouth (Mass.) Parking Options Considered By Transportation Management
September 15, 2020
One-way traffic and angled spaces could create more parking on Main Street. That was an option the Falmouth Transportation Management Committee discussed at its meeting on September 10. “Typically, in terms of parking lot design, angled parking isn’t much of a benefit, but in this case it may be worthwhile, especially if you’re looking at removing one direction of traffic and having one-way traffic,” Town Engineer James E. McLoughlin told the committee.

Coastal Commission Approves Extension of Metered Parking Hours to City’s Coastal Lots (San Clemente, Calif.)
September 10, 2020
The California Coastal Commission on Wednesday, Sept. 9, unanimously approved the city’s application to standardize metered parking in four coastal lots where paid-parking hours would extend to 10 p.m.

City Rejects Overnight Parking Proposal (Cortland, N.Y.)
September 10, 2020
The City of Cortland has decided against a pilot program that would’ve allowed overnight parking on Hubbard Street – and many hoped could be used as a future blueprint for other areas.

Sullivan’s Island (S.C.) Town Leaders Discuss Adding Paid Parking
September 3, 2020
Paid parking on Sullivan’s Island is an issue that has been discussed for years. On Thursday, Town Council discussed what a paid parking plan could look like, and what the funds could be used for.

Law to Ban Big Rigs From Parking on Orange Road Right-of-Ways (Orange County, Fla.)
October 8, 2020
Orange County leaders are closing a loophole next month that will give you more places to park. They are banning large commercial trucks from the right-of-way of all unincorporated Orange County roads and streets.

San Mateo (Calif.) to Renew Parking Enforcement Contract With Serco
October 7, 2020
The San Mateo City Council has agreed to renew the contract with Serco, which provides parking enforcement services in the city, despite widespread concerns about excessive ticketing over the past year.

Houston Drivers Could Soon Face $100 Fines for Parking in Bike Lanes
October 7, 2020
Drivers who park in Houston’s bike lanes soon could face a $100 fine. City council on Wednesday is set to consider an ordinance allowing for fines for people park in or otherwise block the lanes, disrupting cyclist traffic. Currently, fines are allowed only when there are nearby “no parking” signs.

City of Yakima (Wash.) Reinstates Ticketing and Towing for Parking Violations, Effective Immediately
October 7, 2020
The city of Yakima is resuming ticketing and towing of vehicles without proper licensing within city limits, effective immediately.

City of Edmonton (Canada) to Launch New Parking Ban for Snow Clearing
October 7, 2020
Starting winter 2020, there will be new parking ban rules in place when City of Edmonton crews are clearing snow. The new plan involves a two-phase parking ban, the city announced Wednesday.

Volusia County Council Votes, 6-1, to Raise Parking Fines From $10 to $45 (Daytona Beach, Fla.)
October 6, 2020
If you park illegally on property in Volusia County, the fine will be rising from $10 to $45 after the Volusia County Council approved an increase Tuesday. And $10 of that increase will go to fund school crossing guards.

Parking Fines on the Rise in Downtown Albuquerque (N.M.)
October 6, 2020
Albuquerque city officials said they’ve seen an uptick in parking tickets in the Downtown area. Since most people have been staying at home, the city said they’ve received more parking-related calls that branch out into neighborhoods. When parking enforcement is called out to the area, officers will look for other violations, too.

NY Could Crack Down on Illegal Parking in Spots for Electric Vehicles
October 5, 2020
New Yorkers who park their gas guzzlers in public spots reserved for electric vehicles could soon face repercussions. Legislation waiting on the governor’s desk would make the advertised restrictions more than just a suggestion, giving them the weight of state law and enforceable by local authorities. The change, which is sponsored by Democratic lawmakers Jen Metzger and Amy Paulin, received bipartisan support in the state legislature.

Parking Fine? This AV Probably Saw You (Moscow, Russia)
October 5, 2020
It used to be that drivers parking where they shouldn't only needed to dodge a human attendant coming to issue them a ticket. That became more difficult with enforcement cameras - fixed and mobile - but now there's a new development: you might get a fine in future because an autonomous vehicle (AV) clocked your misdemeanour. Moscow says it is the first city in the world to start handing out parking violations using a driverless car.

Maryland and Virginia Drivers Owe D.C. More Than $370 Million in Outstanding Traffic and Parking Fines
October 5, 2020
Maryland and Virginia drivers owe the District of Columbia over $373 million in fines from outstanding parking and traffic citations they have racked up in the past four years, according to records from the city’s Department of Motor Vehicles.

Verona (N.J.) Suspends Overnight Parking Enforcement Through End of 2020
October 4, 2020
Overnight parking enforcement will remain suspended through December 31, 2020 in Verona. All other parking rules throughout town remain in effect.

Orange County (Fla.) Toughens Parking Standards and Enforcement Tools
September 29, 2020
Every year, The Orange County Sheriff’s Office receives hundreds of complaints regarding improperly parked vehicles. The issues range from cars left on the side of the road with no tags or current registration, to RVs or trailers parked in front of people’s property for months, to semi-tractor trailers clogging up narrow residential streets.

Ferdinand (Ind.) Street Ordinance Could Limit Parking
September 24, 2020
Parking restrictions could soon come to a handful of Ferdinand side streets. Earlier this month, Ferdinand Town Council members discussed an ordinance that would limit parking to one side on certain roads.

SCDOT: Isle of Palms (S.C.) Can’t Ban Parking Along Palms Blvd.
September 23, 2020
South Carolina transportation officials say they see no safety issues that would warrant removing parking spaces along Palm Boulevard on the Isle of Palms. The South Carolina Department of Transportation made the comments in a letter to the Isle of Palms Wednesday, the day after Isle of Palms City Council voted to remove more than 100 parking spots along the land side of Palm Boulevard.

Harrisburg (Pa.) City Mulls Improving Parking Signs
September 23, 2020
Harrisburg police are looking at improving the city’s parking signs. One contractor says the problem is that no one pays attention to them due to a lack of details about when parking is actually restricted. Other cities have more detailed signs, and Police Commissioner Thomas Carter says he’ll look into making changes.

City to Ease Up on Parking Tickets, Enforcement Changes Hands (Columbia, Mo.)
September 21, 2020
Parking tickets sticking out from under windshield wipers soon will become less common in downtown Columbia. City officials say parking meter enforcement will relax somewhat in the coming year as they shift the responsibility for writing tickets to police officers on patrol in the central business district.

Time-Limited Parking Enforcement Resumes October 1 (Bellingham, Wash.)
September 17, 2020
In March, enforcement of time-limited parking was put on hold due to the emerging pandemic. With the return of people to the Downtown and Fairhaven districts to shop, dine and access services the City will be re-instituting time-limited parking enforcement on October 1.

Parking Citation Revenue Spikes Amid Pandemic (Half Moon Bay, Calif.)
September 15, 2020
Parking fines in Half Moon Bay have spiked along with the pandemic as officials worked to keep visitors from inundating the coast. Proceeds from the tickets tripled in April, continued to rise through June and are expected to go up even more after the Labor Day Weekend.

Longboat Key (Fla.) Moves Forward With Proposed Parking Fine Increase
September 14, 2020
The town of Longboat Key has started the process to increase its fines for illegal parking. During the first reading at Monday’s town commission meeting, commissioners voted 7-0 to increase parking fines from $30 to $75.

City of Milwaukee Will Reinstate Parking Enforcement on Sept. 14
September 11, 2020
The City of Milwaukee is reinstating parking enforcement for all posted time restrictions beginning Sept. 14. The city suspended all timed, metered, and day/night parking restrictions in March to accommodate more people at home due to the pandemic.

Even City-Owned Cars Have Unpaid Parking Tickets in Syracuse, but Who Has to Pay?
September 10, 2020
Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh has responded this week to questions about the parking ticket notices sent out as part of the city's amnesty program. We asked him about public officials with unpaid parking fines, some of the more than 100,000 notices sent out this past week.

No Placards Revoked Yet as de Blasio Takes Gas Out of City Employee Parking Crackdown (New York, N.Y.)
September 10, 2020
A parking-placard enforcement push Mayor Bill de Blasio announced with fanfare last year has yet to yank a single permit away from any municipal worker, according to the chief agency issuing the prized perk.

San Francisco To Resume Permit Parking Enforcement Next Week
September 10, 2020
Starting next week on Monday, September 14, the SFMTA will resume enforcing parking permits and time limits across the city’s Residential Parking Permit (RPP) locations. Since March, the SFMTA paused enforcement of permit parking. As more businesses open, the city decided it is time to make parking available to neighborhood residents again.

The UK Wants to Ban Parking on Pavements and Improve Accessibility
September 10, 2020
Parking on pavements could soon be banned across England under new plans to make journeys for disabled and visually impaired people more accessible. According to the UK Department for Transport (DfT), over 95 percent of wheelchair users and people with visual impairments say they have experienced problems navigating vehicles parked on pavements.

Syracuse Database Shows 23 Years of Parking Tickets; City Launches Amnesty Program
September 8, 2020
The City of Syracuse today opened a parking ticket amnesty program, waiving late fees for motorists who pay their share of more than 200,000 parking tickets dating back as far as 1997. City officials hope the three-week-long initiative brings in $500,000 to $1 million of much-needed cash.

City of Milwaukee (Wis.) to Reinstate All Parking Enforcement Sept. 14
September 2, 2020
The Department of Public Works announced Tuesday that all parking enforcement will resume in the city of Milwaukee on Sept. 14. Citing the upcoming fall leaf collection and a return to in-person classes on college campuses, the department said parking will become more in-demand in certain areas and require alternate side parking for services.

Albuquerque (N.M.) Now Posting Parking Citation Proof Online
September 1, 2020
The next time you get an Albuquerque parking ticket that you think is bogus, you might want to check online before you fight it. A recent update to the city’s parking enforcement software will now let most drivers see pictures of the city’s case against them.

Hoboken (N.J.) Parking Officers Say They’re Pressured to Issue a Ticket Every 20 Minutes
September 1, 2020
Hoboken Parking Utility enforcement officers said they are required to issue parking tickets every 20 minutes and can be punished if they fail to meet those goals. Last month, The Jersey Journal reported that Jersey City parking enforcement officers are expected to issue a parking ticket every 30 minutes, and can be disciplined if they fail.

Protogroup Starts Work on Valet Parking Lane in Violation of Permit, FDOT Says (Daytona Beach, Fla.)
October 8, 2020
Construction has begun on a controversial valet parking lane at the $192 million Protogroup hotel-condominium project, but the work is being done in violation of an expired permit and should be halted immediately, according to the Florida Department of Transportation.

City of Lansing (Mich.) to Refund Parking Permit Purchases
October 6, 2020
Mayor Andy Schor announced Tuesday that the City of Lansing will be issuing full refunds to anyone that purchased an overnight parking permit. “The overnight parking permit program began in March, only a couple weeks before we declared the local COVID-19 State of Emergency. Since this program hasn’t been active for more than six months, the right thing to do is to give everyone who complied with the ordinance a full refund,” said Mayor Andy Schor.

Troy's (N.Y.) Coin-Fed Parking Meters Deliver a Final Payout
October 6, 2020
Parking meters once were ubiquitous downtown, demanding to be fed a quarter an hour to park. They were removed more than a generation ago — their heirs are blue computerized parking kiosks — and recently 48 of the now historic coin-fed mechanical meters were auctioned.

Joliet (Ill.) Council Approves Terminal, Truck Parking
October 6, 2020
The Joliet City Council on Tuesday approved a truck terminal and parking facility over the concerns of a councilman who wants the city to first set a policy for truck parking lots.

Columbia’s Tallest Parking Garage To Get Self-Harm Deterrents (Mo.)
October 6, 2020
The Columbia City Council approved plans to add protective barriers to the parking garage on Fifth and Walnut. The structure is the tallest parking garage in the city. It also has a tragic history. Since its opening over nine years ago, seven people have ended their lives in it, according to the Columbia Missourian.

Maryland and Virginia Drivers Owe D.C. More Than $370 Million in Outstanding Traffic and Parking Fines
October 5, 2020
Maryland and Virginia drivers owe the District of Columbia over $373 million in fines from outstanding parking and traffic citations they have racked up in the past four years, according to records from the city’s Department of Motor Vehicles.

Tahoe Ski Resort Reverses Parking Policy After Being Hit by Lawsuit, Pandemic Losses
October 3, 2020
Free parking, as precious to some skiers as virgin mountain powder, has returned to one Lake Tahoe resort but not before its corporate owner waged an expensive yearlong legal battle with two season pass holders.

City Begins Pilot Project To Mark Parking Spaces Near Beaches (Half Moon Bay, Calif.)
September 25, 2020
Half Moon Bay this week began a pilot project to mark parking spaces on certain streets near Poplar Beach and Half Moon Bay State Beach. The project, called the Beach Neighborhood Pilot Parking Project, involves striping designated streets in order to define specific parking spaces.

Safe-Parking Site Opens in Mountain View (Calif.)
September 22, 2020
A third 24-hour site for the housing vulnerable to park for an extended period is now open in Mountain View. Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian announced the site late Friday.

Durango (Colo.) Parking Meters Set to Be Replaced by End of 2020
September 22, 2020
By the end of 2020, all of the parking meters in the city of Durango will accept credit cards. Last week, city councilors unanimously approved spending almost $240,000 from the Transportation Services Fund to replace 828 parking meters.

Boulder (Colo.) Switches to Appointment-Only Parking Services for Two Weeks
September 22, 2020
People needing to connect with Boulder’s parking and access services must set up an appointment for any in-person transactions over the next two weeks. The city is limiting in-person appointments amid a local surge in coronavirus cases, according to a statement from Cris Jones, deputy director of Community Vitality.

Drive-up Meditation Offered Atop Richmond (Calif.) BART Parking Garage
September 22, 2020
A few times a month the rooftop of the Richmond BART parking garage transforms into an unlikely oasis where people can find some peace amid a tumultuous time. This transformation is all thanks to a collaboration between CoBiz Richmond, Inc. and Gwendolyn Mitchell, CEO/founder of the Moyo Institute, Inc., to offer hour-long, drive-up “Sunset Meditation.”

Space Race: Investors and Developers Rethink Parking Garages Amid COVID-19
September 15, 2020
The fourth-tallest building in the U.S. north of New York City is going up on the site of what until 2018 was the largest municipally owned parking garage in Boston. New York-based developer Millennium Partners is building a 691-foot, 1.4 million-square-foot mixed-use tower in the garage’s place.

Parking Woes Remain at Gilchrist Park in Punta Gorda (Fla.)
September 13, 2020
After almost a decade of design, debate and development by the city, parking remains a major problem for people at Gilchrist Park in Punta Gorda.

Parking Plan Ok’d for Downtown Mesa
September 11, 2020
Customers might need to cross Main Street and add about a minute to their trip as Mesa seeks to accommodate downtown businesses during the construction of a seven-story sustainable apartment complex. At the request of Councilwoman Jen Duff and downtown businesses, the city unveiled the parking plan to be used during the two-year construction at Robson and Pepper Place.

Palo Alto (Calif.) Looks to Launch 'Safe Parking' Program for People Living in Cars
September 10, 2020
When Move Mountain View launched its "safe lots" program in 2018, it faced a daunting but critical mission: provide temporary shelter to the growing population of vehicle dwellers parked on city streets at two church parking lots and help these individuals obtain permanent housing.

Disneyland Resort Adds Self-Pay Parking Kiosks
September 10, 2020
Lately, numerous signs have been pointing to the fact that Disneyland Resort is preparing for reopening, no matter how far away that might be. As Disney Parks officials await word from California Governor Gavin Newsom, many steps are being taken to ensure that the resort is 100% ready when the green light is given. Now, even more reopening prep is underway with the installation of self-pay parking kiosks.

What is the Post-Pandemic Future of Parking?
September 8, 2020
There’s another part of our transportation network being seriously affected by COVID-19 beyond our roads and rails: parking lots. Parking is something we take for granted, giving us access to rail stations, shopping and offices. It’s hardly glamorous, but the parking industry represents an $11 billion business nationwide, one third of it privately owned.

Bradenton Beach (Fla.) Parking Tram Program Starting Soon
September 7, 2020
The parking tram pilot program in Bradenton Beach is expected to begin service on Sunday, Nov. 1. The Bradenton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) members unanimously approved a one-year contract on Wednesday, Sept. 2 with Easy Parking Group owner Joshua LaRose, who in June was selected as the CRA’s top choice over two other bidders.

Top Future Car Technologies with Great Odds
September 3, 2020
Today, technology is the answer to everything, thanks to the many opportunities it presents. For the automotive industry, it’s been from one glory to another. Even movies and TV shows feature driverless cars. This means the automotive industry is growing and not looking back. We saw the emergence of electric vehicles, solar-powered machines, manual and self-driving cars, among other innovations.

Carlsbad Beach Prepares for Holiday Weekend With a Parking Closure
September 3, 2020
The city of Carlsbad has announced they are closing the parking lot located at Ocean Street as part of an overall plan given the ongoing COVID-19 health order. The same happened for the 4th of July weekend at many beaches in San Diego County. In some areas, the closures resulted in traffic congestion and confusion.

City Leaders Are Installing a Parking-Protected Bike Lane in Downtown Tampa
September 2, 2020
There are a series of road projects happening over the next few months that city leaders say are designed to drastically improve safety for everyone who drives, walks, or bikes. The City of Tampa is adding a parking-protected bike lane along the Downtown Core. That means there will be a row of cars in between cyclists and moving traffic.

New Program Offers Free Parking in Downtown Rochester (Minn.)
October 8, 2020
A new program launched Thursday encourages individuals to shop in Downtown Rochester. Through October 31, when the public shops, dines, or supports a service business downtown, they will get a three-hour free parking voucher at check-out to use at any of the six municipal ramps.

Isle of Palms (S.C.) Hits the Brakes on Paid Parking Plan for Beach Access Areas
October 5, 2020
A plan to charge for parking near the beach in 2021 in areas where parking has long been free could be delayed due to a lawsuit. The city administration and council members are concerned that Isle of Palms could spend money preparing to charge for parking only to be prohibited from doing so.

Downtown Paid Parking Delayed (Fayetteville, Ark.)
October 5, 2020
Paid parking downtown, initially set to begin on April 1, is delayed until January. This change is due to impacts created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Timed parking limits on regularly signed spaces are still in effect.

City to Resume Fees for Uptown Parking (Sedona, Ariz.)
October 3, 2020
With tourism doing better in Sedona than expected, the city will soon be reinstating parking fees in Uptown. Effective Monday, Oct. 12, those seeking to park in the 90-plus stalls on State Route 89A in Uptown will be required to pay to do so.

Tampa (Fla.) City Council to Discuss New Parking Fee Rates
October 1, 2020
The next time you try to park in a City of Tampa garage, lot or metered spot, you might have to dig a bit deeper into your wallet. On Thursday, the City Council will discuss rescinding its current parking fee structure for a new one during a meeting on Thursday. The last time city leaders changed parking rates was in February 2018.

Downtown Fort Collins (Colo.) Parking Structures Return to Normal Pricing
September 30, 2020
Enforcement at downtown Fort Collins parking structures will return to normal Oct. 1 with the end of a summertime promotion that offered customers free parking for up to three hours.

City of Springfield (Ohio) Offering Free Parking at Downtown Garage Through the End of the Year
September 25, 2020
The City of Springfield is offering free parking through the end of the year at their downtown garage, Park at the 99. Officials announced in August that parking would be free through the end of September, but decided to extend the discount to accommodate visitors. The facility includes 305 parking spaces and more than 3,000 square feet of first-floor retail space that faces existing storefronts on Fountain Avenue.

Sandy Hook (N.J.) Considering Raising Parking Fees for Summer 2021
September 25, 2020
New Jersey residents may be "used to" to hearing about price increases in the Garden State but that does not mean that we are not over it. This price increases has to do with the parking passes fees at Sandy Hook for the Gateway National Recreational Area for the 2021 Summer season.

Amid Fragile Economic Recovery, Downtown Parking Projected to Remain Free Until 2021 in Flagstaff (Ariz.)
September 24, 2020
Parking downtown is likely to stay free until March of 2021 after the Flagstaff City Council decided a return to paid parking this year could negatively impact already fragile local business.

Normal Fees Resuming at Fort Collins (Colo.) Parking Garages
September 23, 2020
Starting October 1, normal parking enforcement will resume in Fort Collins, according to a press release from the city. Parking will be free for the first hour, and then be $1 per every additional hour.

Parking Authority Seeks ‘Flat Fee’ for Camden (N.J.) Waterfront, Potential Meter Raises
September 22, 2020
Camden drivers and visitors to the city may in due time encounter new parking fees during waterfront events and if they plan to visit the central business district. Following a proposal from the Parking Authority of the City of Camden (PACC), the City Council in early September adopted an ordinance on first reading that - if approved on second - would allow for the phased-in increase of on-street meters, a consolidation of meter zones and allow for the implementation of new parking technology.

Downtown Investment Authority Votes to Increase Monthly Parking Rates in City Garages, Lots (Jacksonville, Fla.)
September 17, 2020
Parking rates are increasing in city-owned Downtown garages and lots and discounts for some city parking contracts and employees will be phased out.

Traverse City (Tenn.) Parking Prices Could Rise Under New Proposal
September 15, 2020
Parking in Traverse City is a good deal, according to some city leaders. Maybe even too cheap, as city Commissioner Brian McGillivary put it. That was one takeaway Monday among commissioners who heard Traverse City Parking Services officials’ proposed rate increases and policy changes aimed at implementing a “managed system.”

Bucks County (Pa.) Parking Facilities to Begin Charging Fees
September 10, 2020
Bucks County will begin charging fees to use its two large parking facilities in Doylestown Borough next week as a means of offsetting maintenance costs on the structures. The pay-to-park plan will begin on Monday, September 14, at the two county-owned parking facilities at Broad and Union Streets and at Broad and Court Streets. The county’s approximately 1,300 Doylestown-based employees still will be able to park for free, and fees will be waived for all motorists on Sundays.

Full Parking Fees Resume Next Week in City of Ithaca (N.Y.)
September 4, 2020
The City of Ithaca made on-street parking and the first three hours in city-owned garages free this March, and resumed charging parking fees at reduced rates in June. Next Tuesday, September 8, the City says they’re returning to standard on-street parking rates and eliminating the temporary free first hour of parking in City-owned garages.

Bethany (Del.) Makes Parking Free After 4 P.M.
September 3, 2020
Beginning Sept. 1, all current Bethany Beach parking and pay-to-park regulations, including residential permit parking only in oceanfront lots and street ends, will be in in effect from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. After 4 p.m., all pay-to-park spaces and permit spaces are open and free.

Tiered-Rate Parking Payment System to Free Up Parking Spots, Decrease Use of Parking Tickets
September 1, 2020
Over the next month and a half, the Austin Transportation Department will be updating on-street parking meters to a more flexible “pay-by-plate” system that will make it easier for drivers to add extra time to a parking session. The new tiered-rate system will further the city’s ongoing effort to increase turnover at on-street parking spots while also reducing the use of parking citations.

Plans Filed for Mixed-Use Building, Parking Deck at Krog Street Market (Atlanta, Ga.)
October 8, 2020
Developers at Krog Street Market are moving forward with an expansion that will bring a new mixed-use building and parking deck to the popular Inman Park property. Local architecture firm ASD|SKY has filed building permit applications with the city of Atlanta for a new four-story mixed-use building at 99 Krog St. NE. Atlanta Business Chronicle in June 2019 reported plans for the building. ASD|SKY also has filed permit applications for a a five-story parking structure associated with the 33,000-square-foot building, which will house office and retail space. In total, construction is estimated to cost more than $8 million, per the filings.

Chattanooga (Tenn.) Airport's New Parking Deck Project Hits Milestone With Installation of First Beam
October 7, 2020
Construction of Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport's $25 million parking deck began rising up in front of the passenger terminal Wednesday as the first vertical support beam for the four-story structure was installed.

Chapel Hill (N.C.) Town Council Moves Forward With Approving East Rosemary Parking Deck
October 6, 2020
Residents of Chapel Hill can expect to see expanded parking downtown within the next two years. At a Sept. 30 meeting, Chapel Hill Town Council members approved an economic development agreement between the Town and Grubb Management LLC to build a new parking deck on the corner of 125 E. Rosemary St.

State’s Tallest Precast Parking Structure Complete at Park Central (Ariz.)
October 5, 2020
Arizona’s tallest precast parking structure is now complete, bringing more than 2,000 new parking spaces to midtown Phoenix to support the Park Central revitalization. The new 10-story, $33.5 million, 551,750-square-foot precast parking structure was constructed on the south side of Park Central to accommodate the growing use of the property as a central Phoenix mixed-use destination.

Downtown Memphis (Tenn.) Commission Plans for $500K Downtown Parking Lot Design
September 29, 2020
Memphians could soon see a parking garage with 1400 new parking spaces replacing a lot on Peabody Avenue. It is a part of a plan that the Downtown Memphis Commission has to expand and improve parking.

Sand Springs (Okla.) Salvation Army Breaks Ground on Parking Lot Project
September 24, 2020
The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Sand Springs will be getting a fresh parking lot next month thanks to generous community donors. Dunham’s Asphalt Services will be covering half the cost of a new overlay project, and other local organizations and philanthropists have stepped up to pay for the remainder.

$3 Million Project to Repave War Memorial Stadium Parking Lot Nears Completion (Maui, Hawaii)
September 23, 2020
War Memorial Stadium parking lot will reopen to the public on Monday, Sept. 28, after completion of a $3 million project to repave the 51-year-old parking lot, install new underground drainage and plant nearly 130 new trees. Maui Mayor Michael Victorino took part in a blessing ceremony Wednesday morning noting that the new parking lot includes 40 new parking stalls, raised sidewalks for pedestrian safety and improved traffic flow.

DEDA Approves More Than $25K for Holiday Center Parking Ramp Revamp (Duluth, Minn.)
September 23, 2020
The ramp that serves both the Holiday Inn and Holiday Center in downtown Duluth will need to be modified to reroute the way vehicles move in and out of the parking structure now that First Street has been converted into a two-way street.

Lubbock (Texas) Council Approves Construction for Parking Garage Near Citizens Tower
September 22, 2020
The Lubbock City Council approved a $6.76 million contract with Teinert Construction on Tuesday for the construction of a municipal parking garage.

Design for Downtown Parking Lot Underway (Gilroy,Calif.)
September 22, 2020
The Gilroy City Council chose a consultant Sept. 21 to design a future parking lot downtown. The council agreed unanimously to award the $241,396 contract to BKF Engineers, who will design the parking lot proposed at the corner of Eigleberry and Seventh streets.

Parking Garage Sells For $1.1 Million In Fairfield County (Bridgeport, Conn.)
September 22, 2020
According to Jon Angel, owner of real estate firm Angel Commercial, LLC, the 140-space, two-story parking garage at 95 Chapel Street, which was formerly owned by Geza Scap, was purchased on Monday, Sept. 21 by 38-2112th Street Partner, LLC of Amityville.

Sportscenter Parking Lot Redesign to Be Completed in a Few Weeks (Owensboro, Ky.)
September 21, 2020
After several months of preliminary work, paving began this week on the Owensboro Sportscenter parking lot redesign, and the project is expected to be completed in the next few weeks.

Work Starting on Downtown Parking Garage (Redlands, Calif.)
September 17, 2020
The city of Redlands broke ground on a new parking and retail structure a few yards north of the historic Santa Fe Depot. But it will be more than a garage with 384 spaces with 200 set aside for train passengers Parking will be free.

Cartersville (Ga.) HPC Approves Tweak to Proposed Downtown Parking Deck
September 17, 2020
Members of the Cartersville Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) voted unanimously Tuesday afternoon to approve an adjustment to the design of a proposed downtown parking deck abutting Main Street and West Cherokee Avenue.

Big Changes Possible for Downtown Kalispell (Mont.) Parking Lot
September 17, 2020
The city of Kalispell is looking at redeveloping the Valley Bank parking lot on the corner of Main Street and 3rd Street West. The city has put out a request for proposals.

Co-Op Parking Lot Work Begins Saturday (Brattleboro, Vt.)
September 17, 2020
There will be a bit of disruption at the Brattleboro Food Co-op starting on Saturday night stretching over several days as the parking lot is removed and replaced.

Space Race: Investors and Developers Rethink Parking Garages Amid COVID-19
September 15, 2020
The fourth-tallest building in the U.S. north of New York City is going up on the site of what until 2018 was the largest municipally owned parking garage in Boston. New York-based developer Millennium Partners is building a 691-foot, 1.4 million-square-foot mixed-use tower in the garage’s place.

Site Plans for Wichita's (Kan.) New Delano Parking Garage, Transit Center Are Starting to Come Together
September 15, 2020
Now that the city has selected a site on Sycamore Street across from Riverfront Stadium for a new six-story, 500-spot parking structure, site plans for the project are starting to take shape. On Tuesday, the city shared new conceptual drawings of the transit center on social media asking for feedback.

Parking Upgrades Along Charlevoix's (Mich.) Pine River Channel
September 15, 2020
The dirt area along the Pine River Channel between the Great Lake Fisheries and hammock park will soon be upgraded to include a paved parking lot and stormwater improvements. This means increased parking near the city’s most popular destinations — the channel, the lighthouse and the bascule bridge.

Massive MLK Mural Unveiled on Iowa Parking Lot
September 8, 2020
A massive mural of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was unveiled Sunday on a parking lot in Iowa. The mural, touted as the largest in the United States, is more than 370 feet long and 215 feet wide, WHO-TV reported. Artist Michael Bowser had a dream and began work on June 1, enlisting the help of 35 volunteers and at least 300 gallons of acrylic paint, the television station reported. It is made up of gray slate and black woodchips. It covers three parking lots in Des Moines, WOI reported.

Medina’s (Ohio) New Parking Deck Opens to Applause From Area Businesses
September 7, 2020
Residents and visitors hoping to find a lunch-hour parking space on West Liberty Street just south of the square have long had to circle the block a few times as they jockey for a spot on the street or in the small municipal parking lot next to Sully’s Irish Pub.

County Nears Deal for Parking Garage Property (Sumner County, Tenn.)
September 3, 2020
Sumner County officials are nearing a deal to purchase property for a parking garage in downtown Gallatin near the site of a planned new courthouse for the county.

Environmentally Friendly Parking Lot Completed in Downtown Cambridge (Md.)
September 2, 2020
Community volunteers cut the ribbon after finishing landscaping planting on a new environmentally friendly parking Aug. 29, in Downtown Cambridge. The project, located in the Black Water Bakery lot in 400 block of Race Street, was an undertaking of the Design — Green Team initiative, which had previously installed the four electric vehicle charging stations at the same site in 2018.

Parking Lot Slated for Extension as Tower Entitlements Expire (San Francisco, Calif.)
September 2, 2020
Having been approved back in 2016 but yet to break ground, the entitlements for a skinny 495-foot-tall tower to rise at 524 Howard Street, a development which could yield up to 334 condos, or 72 condos over a 273-room hotel, “depending upon market conditions,” were quietly sold, along with the parking lot parcel, to a group of investors for $78 million last year. And having already been granted four extensions, the operators of the Transbay District parking lot, which is technically a temporary, non-conforming use, were positioning for a fifth extension in order to continue to operate the lot for (at least) another two years.

CityLift Parking Completes the Largest Fully Automated Parking System in the Pacific Northwest
September 1, 2020
CityLift Parking ("CityLift") the leading provider of automated parking lifts in the US, has completed construction on the largest fully automated parking system in the Pacific Northwest for the Views on 5th development in Olympia, WA.

Parking Lot Opens in Downtown Redding (Calif.)
September 1, 2020
A 75-space parking lot opened in downtown Redding on Monday. With no big announcement ahead of time, the lot on the corner of Placer and California streets was full before mid morning.

Renewable Energy 'First': New Solar Lights In Town Parking Lot (East Hampton, N.Y.)
September 1, 2020
East Hampton Town has taken strides toward a renewable energy "first," installing solar lights in the Amagansett municipal parking lot. The Amagansett municipal lot is also among the locations where the town has installed electric car charging stations that are open to the public for use.

Park Burlington (Vt.) and CATMA Seek to Improve Transportation Dynamics
March 12, 2020
Park Burlington and the Chittenden Area Transportation Management Association (CATMA) announce the launch of a downtown employee commuter survey to better understand the parking and transportation dynamics in Burlington. Park Burlington is a city council approved public private partnership between the Burlington Business Association (BBA) and the Department of Public Works (DPW).

Isle of Palms (S.C.) Hits the Brakes on Paid Parking Plan for Beach Access Areas
October 5, 2020
A plan to charge for parking near the beach in 2021 in areas where parking has long been free could be delayed due to a lawsuit. The city administration and council members are concerned that Isle of Palms could spend money preparing to charge for parking only to be prohibited from doing so.

SCDOT: Isle of Palms (S.C.) Can’t Ban Parking Along Palms Blvd.
September 23, 2020
South Carolina transportation officials say they see no safety issues that would warrant removing parking spaces along Palm Boulevard on the Isle of Palms. The South Carolina Department of Transportation made the comments in a letter to the Isle of Palms Wednesday, the day after Isle of Palms City Council voted to remove more than 100 parking spots along the land side of Palm Boulevard.

Palo Alto (Calif.) Looks to Loosen Parking, Retail Rules to Encourage Affordable Housing
September 22, 2020
From parking tweaks to new 'planned home' zone, city looks to give builders more incentives to build below-market-rate units.

Louisville (Ky.) Metro revises Residential Parking Permit Program
September 18, 2020
Louisville Metro Government and Metro Council have approved revisions to the Residential Parking Permit Program that will ease current regulations regarding the establishment of Residential Parking Zones, designated areas where parking is restricted to individuals with residential parking permits only during certain hours.

St. Pauls (N.C.) Commissioners Change Parking Ordinance
September 10, 2020
The St. Pauls Board of Commissioners voted to alter downtown parking hours during their regular meeting in the Town Hall courtroom on Thursday. The decisions to limit two-hour parking to Railroad Street, remove limited parking hour signage in other downtown areas and add parking spaces at The Mustard Seed Bible, Book & Inspirational Gift Store on East Broad Street passed in a 5-1 vote.

Council Weighs Winter Parking Changes (Montpelier, Vt.)
September 10, 2020
Why did the car cross the road? The answer in Capital City this winter may be: “so that it wouldn’t be ticketed and towed.” City councilors have tentatively embraced a plan that would change how and where people park in most of Montpelier when the white stuff starts hitting the blacktop.

Coastal Commission Approves Extension of Metered Parking Hours to City’s Coastal Lots (San Clemente, Calif.)
September 10, 2020
The California Coastal Commission on Wednesday, Sept. 9, unanimously approved the city’s application to standardize metered parking in four coastal lots where paid-parking hours would extend to 10 p.m.

City Bans Parking Near Lanikai to Deter Large Gatherings (Kailua, Hawaii)
September 9, 2020
The Honolulu Department of Transportation Services (DTS) announced it will extend parking restrictions in Lanikai until the end of Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s “stay-at-home” order, which is set to end on Sept. 24.

Folly Beach (S.C.) Amends Parking Restrictions
September 8, 2020
Folly Beach City Council on Tuesday voted to amend parking restrictions previously enacted to reduce beach capacity amid COVID-19 concerns.

San Francisco Mayor Closes Ocean Beach Parking Lots After Crowded Celebration
September 6, 2020
Parking lots at Ocean Beach in San Francisco are closed Sunday following a large gathering there on Saturday, Mayor London Breed announced on her Facebook and Twitter accounts, expressing concern about the potential spread of COVID-19.

Off-Street Parking Surface Changes Favored in Howard (Ohio)
September 4, 2020
After discussing the possibility of making changes to the village code as it relates to off-street private parking in residential areas, the village board voted 8-1 Aug. 24 in favor of removing crushed stone or gravel as an equivalent hard surface.

Port Clinton (Ohio) Suspends Off-Street Parking Requirements Through March
September 2, 2020
An “old, antiquated” law requiring property owners to provide off-street parking in the city of Port Clinton has been lifted while local officials continue to look into the topic. Port Clinton City Council passed a new ordinance suspending an existing city law that outlined requirements to provide off-street parking, which varied based on the use of the property.

San Jose (Calif.) Allows Casinos to Operate in Parking Lots, Expands Its Al Fresco Program
September 2, 2020
San Jose will be the first Bay Area city to allow casinos to shuffle their cards outside. In a decision early Wednesday morning, the San Jose City Council agreed to allow casinos to expand their operations into their private parking lots, and approved additional retail and personal service businesses, such as art studios and dry cleaners, to move onto public sidewalks and into parklets.

Traverse City (Mich.) Could Drop Residential Parking Minimum
September 2, 2020
Parking requirements for residential uses in Traverse City could drop to zero. That’s what city planning commissioners recommended at their meeting Tuesday in a 6-3 vote, with commissioners Janet Fleshman, Brian McGillivary and Jim Tuller opposed. Proponents claim it’ll increase housing opportunities in the city. It also stirred doubts about impact and other parking-related concerns, even among supporters.

Glen Ellyn (Ill.) Easing Downtown Parking Limits as Apartment Project Construction Begins
September 2, 2020
Glen Ellyn is lifting parking restrictions around downtown before major construction begins on a controversial $40 million apartment development along a Main Street block.

Urbiotica’s Parking Guidance System Deployed in the Smart City Lugo
September 16, 2020
Lugo City Council and Red.es certified the installation of the urban guidance system for parking in the city, within the framework of a macro Smart City project. The aim of this macro project was to improve the quality of life of citizens and the efficiency of public services, as well as to promote the participation and transparency of citizens through new channels for collecting and disseminating information.

Take the 2020 Parking Technology & Innovation Survey
September 1, 2020
Parking Pros: 10 quick questions for you to help researchers develop a deeper understanding of the parking tech and innovation trends, priorities, barriers, and opportunities ahead. You will receive a copy of the research results. Sponsored by City Tech Collaborative and the National Parking Association.

App Paves Way for Digital Parking Reservations for University of Louisiana Events at Cajun Field
October 5, 2020
Motorists who attend University of Louisiana at Lafayette events at Cajun Field can now download an app that will enable them to reserve a parking space. The ParkMobile app will be in place when the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns football team faces Coastal Carolina at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10, at Cajun Field.

Pay for Parking Touch-Free; Westwood (N.J.) Rolls Out App Option Downtown
October 5, 2020
Beginning the first week of October, Westwood’s residents and visitors will be able to pay for parking on their mobile devices, in partnership with ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the U.S.

Miami-Based Parking Rental, Reservation Service Expands to Ann Arbor
October 3, 2020
Ann Arbor residents and visitors may soon be able to find parking through a mobile application. Miami-based Prked, an online and mobile parking app that allows users to search for a spot or rent out their privately-owned parking spaces for an extra income, is expanding to Ann Arbor, although a date hasn’t been announced yet.

Tesla Will Offer a Bird's Eye Parking View, if You Pay a Premium
October 3, 2020
It should soon be easier to manually park your Tesla — if you’re willing to pay for the privilege. Elon Musk has revealed (via Electrek) that a “vector-space” bird’s eye parking view is coming, but you’ll need to buy the Full Self-Driving package. That’s an $8,000 upgrade if you buy FSD with a new car, and more than a little prohibitive if you aren’t keen on the bundle’s other features.

TEZ and T2 announce T2MobilePay powered by TEXT2PARK
October 1, 2020
Industry leaders TEZ and T2 have partnered to deliver two best-in-class solutions that combine TEZ's cutting-edge, app-free and contactless mobile payment platform, TEXT2PARK®, with T2's robust Iris™ parking management software and renowned T2 Luke® Pay Stations.

SP Plus Corporation Commences Parking Operations with Touchless Technologies & Plan to Install New Equipment at Laredo International Airport
October 1, 2020
SP Plus Corporation (SP+), (Nasdaq: SP), a leading provider of technology-driven mobility solutions for aviation, commercial, hospitality and institutional clients throughout North America, today announced its selection to provide parking management and operations at Laredo International Airport (LRD) in Laredo, Texas.

Xevo and REEF Technology Team Up to Offer Contactless Parking Payments
October 1, 2020
Lear Corporation (NYSE: LEA), a global automotive technology leader in Seating and E-Systems, today announced its Xevo software business has partnered with REEF Technology to allow consumers to find, reserve and pay for parking spaces from their in-vehicle touchscreen.

Park Assist's Smart-Sensor System is Bringing a New Level of Guidance to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport's Parking Garage
September 30, 2020
Park Assist has been awarded the Parking Guidance System contract for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. As the primary commercial airport serving the Seattle metropolitan area in Washington, SEA Airport is the 8th busiest airport in the U.S. and the third busiest on the West Coast.

Santa Barbara (Calif.) to Replace Parking Kiosk Workers with Automated License Plate Readers
September 30, 2020
Santa Barbara's parking lot kiosk workers soon might give their last tickets. The City Council on Tuesday voted 7-0 to install automated license plate readers at its downtown, waterfront and airport parking lots. The city manages 7,360 parking spaces.

Propark Mobility Launches New Website to Enhance Modern Parking Experience
September 25, 2020
Propark Mobility announced today that it has launched its new, state-of-the-art company website. The newly-launched Propark.com features a slick, user-friendly interface, delivering an unparalleled user experience and enabling seamless navigation throughout the site. There are a variety of new features, most notably the ability for customers to reserve and pre-pay for their parking online.

PayByPhone Alleviates Back to School Parking Pain for North American University Campuses
September 24, 2020
For those heading to campus this fall, PayByPhone – the leading global provider of contactless parking payment solutions – has them covered. Today, PayByPhone announced its services are now available at five additional universities in 2020.

Parking Technology: The Perfect Space for Innovation
September 23, 2020
Technology has reshaped almost every industry, and mobility is no exception. From electric vehicles to autonomous cars, smart motorways and in-car infotainment systems, every aspect of the industry seems to have been touched by innovation.

ŠKODA Joins Forces With Parkopedia to Help Drivers Find Parking Spaces Quicker and Easier in Real Time
September 23, 2020
ŠKODA drivers now receive enhanced support in their search for vacant parking spaces. To achieve this, the Czech car manufacturer has concluded a cooperation agreement with Parkopedia, the world’s leading parking service provider. As a result, ŠKODA drivers have access to real-time information on millions of parking spaces throughout Europe, which is displayed via the vehicle’s navigation system or the ŠKODA Connect App.

Parkopedia and SoundHound Inc. Announce Partnership to Offer Voice-Enabled Parking Services
September 22, 2020
Parkopedia, the world’s leading parking services provider, and SoundHound Inc., the leading innovator of voice AI and conversational intelligence technologies, today announced a partnership to bring a voice-enabled parking domain to SoundHound Inc.'s Houndify Voice AI platform. Developers will have access to the largest and most accurate global parking data services through a voice-enabled experience. End users will be able to find the closest parking to their destination, including the cost and availability of parking spots, just by asking.

Honk and CityParking Team Up To Bring Contactless Parking to Richmond Virginia
September 22, 2020
Honk, North America’s leading provider of safe, contactless payments for parking, and CityParking Inc. have partnered to bring contactless parking payments to Richmond. In response to COVID-19 and the ensuing shift towards contactless payments, CityParking Inc. has removed physical pay stations and replaced them with Honk’s tap-to-pay smart stations - HonkTAP - to give drivers a safer and cleaner way to pay for parking.

Parking App Launched to Facilitate Downtown Schenectady (N.Y.) Street Parking
September 22, 2020
The City of Schenectady launched an app called Passport Parking to facilitate the process of paying for on-street parking in downtown Schenectady. The app is meant to be a contactless payment method for those with smart devices.

New Convenient Parking Technologies Launched for Fall Term (University of Oregon)
September 22, 2020
UO Transportation Services has done away with its plastic hangtag parking permits this fall, but that’s not all. Thanks to license plate recognition software, the UO is now able to provide virtual permits for the first time across campus.

Park Omaha Adds Temporary Parking via App for Delivery Trucks in Downtown Omaha (Neb.)
September 22, 2020
Park Omaha has added "Smart Zones" in a pilot program to fight congestion in downtown Omaha. Marked by small blue signs, delivery-truck sized parking spots are scattered throughout downtown. Commercial drivers can download the app and pull up for temporary parking. Like rideshare services, drivers can check which spots are available.

Brandywine Realty Trust Uses Parker Technology in Five Garages
September 21, 2020
We are proud to serve Brandywine Realty Trust, one of the largest, publicly-traded, full-service, integrated real estate companies in the United States, with a core focus in the Philadelphia, PA, Washington, D.C., and Austin, TX markets.

Fully Automated Valet Parking System Is the End of Everybody’s Nightmare
September 19, 2020
Called Autonomous Valet Parking, or AVP, the system can park the car with zero input from the driver. In fact, you can even get out of the car before actually entering the parking lot, with the system to then take care of everything for you.

This Smart Car Park Is the Solution to 1 of Our Biggest Problems
September 17, 2020
Let’s face it, finding an empty spot to park is getting harder and harder. And it’s only our fault for the whole thing, as the transition to bikes and alternative means of transportation advances much slower than everybody anticipated.

A Car That Actually Drives Off and Parks Itself Coming Soon-Ish
September 17, 2020
It has been said that the absolute worst thing about parallel parking is the witnesses. Are you the sort of person who just relishes getting your car into a space pretty much the size of your vehicle? If so, then there's nothing more for you here.

Los Angeles Installs Signs to Help Drivers Find Public Parking in Hollywood
September 17, 2020
Digital signs have been installed at the three public parking garages in Hollywood to show drivers their current occupancy levels, Councilman Mitch O’Farrell said Thursday. The project was an effort between the councilman’s office and the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, and is part of a series of plans under the HEART of Hollywood initiative.

Utah Valley University Adopts Passport Mobile Pay Solution for Parking
September 17, 2020
Students and faculty at Utah Valley University can now pay to park using the Passport Parking mobile app. The digital application, which is replacing the existing parking app at the university, is an alternative to paying at a meter or paystation and makes it safe and easy to pay to park directly from a smartphone.

Urbiotica’s Parking Guidance System Deployed in the Smart City Lugo
September 16, 2020
Lugo City Council and Red.es certified the installation of the urban guidance system for parking in the city, within the framework of a macro Smart City project. The aim of this macro project was to improve the quality of life of citizens and the efficiency of public services, as well as to promote the participation and transparency of citizens through new channels for collecting and disseminating information.

Contact-Free Parking Makes Its Way to LA; No App Needed
September 16, 2020
In a world where masks and social distancing have become the norm, people are still looking for ways to avoid direct contact with others as COVID-19 drags on. Spaces USA developed its own solution — for parking, that is. The New York-based company created technology that allows drivers to park their cars in paid parking lots or garages without touching any surfaces or interacting with attendants.

curbFlow’s 'Computer Vision Models' Monitor Street Parking for DoorDash Drivers
September 15, 2020
Mobility company curbFlow is taking advantage of the spike in takeout orders across the country with its so-called “computer vision devices,” or CVD’s, that monitor available curbside parking in real time. The company rolled out the virtual curbFlows in the District in partnership with DoorDash.

HERE and INRIX Build End-to-End Parking Ecosystem
September 15, 2020
HERE Technologies, the leading location data and platform company, today announced that INRIX, a leader in connected car services and mobility analytics, will partner to offer a complete parking solution that includes on-street and off-street parking availability, dynamic rates and indoor mapping to HERE automotive customers.

WhereiPark Inks Partnership With SpotAngels to Help Drivers Find the Best Parking Spaces and Deals
September 15, 2020
WhereiPark, a technology solutions provider that empowers property owners to create new revenue sources through unused parking spaces, today announced its partnership with San Francisco-based SpotAngels to improve people’s ability to find the most convenient places to park. SpotAngels is an app that shows drivers all local parking options, remembers their parking locations, and sends reminders to make sure they won’t get tickets. Users can also use the app to pay meters in select cities and book parking at a wide range of garages and lots.

‘Smart Parking Sensors’ Installed in Downtown Woodland
September 15, 2020
The city of Woodland took the next step toward improved parking in downtown on Tuesday with the installation of “smart parking sensors.” The one-year pilot program will allow motorists the ability to know when their two-hour parking time limits are ready to expire as well as find a parking space more quickly. All it will require is downloading an app to your smartphone.

TIBA Parking Establishes Direct Operational Presence in Boston, MA
September 14, 2020
TIBA Parking is excited to announce the establishment of its direct operations in Boston, MA. TIBA parking now offers direct sales, support, and service for all existing and future TIBA installations covering the entire New England region.

Infrastructure-Based Automated Valet Parking Debuts in Detroit
September 11, 2020
Ford Motor Company, commercial real-estate firm Bedrock and Bosch are launching a demonstration project with connected Ford Escape test vehicles that can drive and park themselves inside Assembly Garage in Detroit. This is the first solution of its type in the U.S. for automated valet parking, where the vehicle will park itself inside a parking garage.

City of Columbia, MO is Using Parker Technology’s Customer Service Solution
September 11, 2020
Parker Technology is successfully providing 24/7 customer support for six City of Columbia parking garages. With Parker’s cloud-based customer service platform, guests and visitors to the city can immediately reach a Parker Technology customer service representative if they experience problems when entering or exiting a garage. The Parker solution is active in a total of 30 lanes, providing instant access to customer service representatives.

With Help From Flowbird Michigan Park Sees Parking Revenue Double Despite Covid Crisis
September 10, 2020
The City of Muskegon, Michigan has reported it’s gross parking revenue to be more than double what it anticipated from new Flowbird kiosks at Pere Marquette Park. City officials estimated the kiosks would bring in about $120,000 this summer, but the result was vastly greater - even during the COVID era.

PayByPhone Brings Contactless Parking Experience to Campus (University of Nevada, Reno)
September 8, 2020
Students, faculty, staff and visitors to the University of Nevada, Reno campus will soon have the opportunity to make smarter parking decisions as the University introduces PayByPhone, a leading global provider of mobile parking payment solutions.

Top Future Car Technologies with Great Odds
September 3, 2020
Today, technology is the answer to everything, thanks to the many opportunities it presents. For the automotive industry, it’s been from one glory to another. Even movies and TV shows feature driverless cars. This means the automotive industry is growing and not looking back. We saw the emergence of electric vehicles, solar-powered machines, manual and self-driving cars, among other innovations.

TomTom Releases New Tech for Autonomous Vehicles to Better Manage Roads and Weather
September 3, 2020
All roads are not created the same, and autonomous cars will not be able to maneuver every street punched into its GPS. Consider a tourist's San Francisco rental car, on its way to the most popular city sights. The most lauded sights will be on the itinerary, and invariably, that's likely to include the world's most crooked street, the uneven brick-paved Lombard Street.

Tiered-Rate Parking Payment System to Free Up Parking Spots, Decrease Use of Parking Tickets
September 1, 2020
Over the next month and a half, the Austin Transportation Department will be updating on-street parking meters to a more flexible “pay-by-plate” system that will make it easier for drivers to add extra time to a parking session. The new tiered-rate system will further the city’s ongoing effort to increase turnover at on-street parking spots while also reducing the use of parking citations.

Take the 2020 Parking Technology & Innovation Survey
September 1, 2020
Parking Pros: 10 quick questions for you to help researchers develop a deeper understanding of the parking tech and innovation trends, priorities, barriers, and opportunities ahead. You will receive a copy of the research results. Sponsored by City Tech Collaborative and the National Parking Association.

City Launches New Parking App (Newport, R.I.)
September 3, 2020
Newport residents and visitors have a new way to pay for parking as the City of Newport debuts a citywide contactless mobile payment application. The new Passport Parking App allows users to conveniently pay for and monitor their parking sessions directly from their smartphones.

UNC Student's Parking Company Received $500k in Seed Funding
September 2, 2020
For UNC student Ritwik Pavan and recent graduate Matty Schaefer, finding the perfect parking spot is more than just an everyday chore. That’s why back in 2017 they founded the VADE Group with North Carolina State University student and entrepreneur Christian Burke.

Austin (Texas) First City to Allow Parking Payment Through Google Maps
September 2, 2020
Drivers looking to park in Austin can now pay using Google Maps. Austin Transportation says that it is continuing to improve the ease of access to curb space for residents and visitors to quickly access services and business, making the City of Austin the first city in which drivers have the option to pay for parking directly within Google Maps.

SUNY Brockport Selects ParkMobile as the Official Provider of Contactless Parking Payments on Campus
September 1, 2020
ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the U.S., announced today the launch of service on campus at SUNY Brockport. Students, faculty, and visitors will be able to use the ParkMobile app to pay for parking at over 1,100 spaces around campus.

WhereiPark Announces Free Parking Management Tool for Multifamily Buildings
September 1, 2020
WhereiPark, a technology solutions provider helping property owners to create new revenue sources, has announced that its Parking Lot Management Tool is free for multifamily building owners and operators to use. The web-based platform organizes parking data and processes in a secure online environment, and is fully-integrated with WhereiPark’s Marketplace for Parking which allows property managers and owners to identify opportunities to leverage their excess parking for income. The Parking Management Tool is ideal for properties looking to gain insights and efficiencies relating to their parking garages.

James Madison University Offers Various Parking Pass Options as Students Return to Campus
October 7, 2020
Despite JMU’s refunds for year-long parking passes earlier this semester, new parking permit options are available with the return of in-person classes at JMU on Oct. 5.

OU Parking Services to Offer Partial Refunds as Classes Move Online (University of Oklahoma)
October 7, 2020
OU Parking Services will be offering partial refunds to students with parking permits due to classes transitioning online after Thanksgiving. The university announced Oct. 6 in-person classes will be moved entirely online after Thanksgiving break until the end of the fall semester. Due to this, OU Parking Services announced on Twitter and through mass email it will offer a $30 credit to students with parking passes who will be off-campus during that time.

App Paves Way for Digital Parking Reservations for University of Louisiana Events at Cajun Field
October 5, 2020
Motorists who attend University of Louisiana at Lafayette events at Cajun Field can now download an app that will enable them to reserve a parking space. The ParkMobile app will be in place when the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns football team faces Coastal Carolina at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10, at Cajun Field.

New Campus East Parking Garage to Open Saturday (Liberty University)
October 2, 2020
Liberty University will receive a welcome addition to its parking options when the nine-story Campus East Garage opens on Saturday, Oct 3. The garage contains more than 2,100 new parking spaces, including 20 electric vehicle charging stations located on the third floor.

PayByPhone Alleviates Back to School Parking Pain for North American University Campuses
September 24, 2020
For those heading to campus this fall, PayByPhone – the leading global provider of contactless parking payment solutions – has them covered. Today, PayByPhone announced its services are now available at five additional universities in 2020.

New Louisiana Tech University Parking Opens
September 23, 2020
Louisiana Tech University recently completed construction of a new parking lot on Tech Drive and W. Alabama Avenue at the site of the former Tech softball and soccer fields. The new lot is the biggest addition in some 800 planned new parking spaces on campus and will also be used for additional gameday parking.

New Convenient Parking Technologies Launched for Fall Term (University of Oregon)
September 22, 2020
UO Transportation Services has done away with its plastic hangtag parking permits this fall, but that’s not all. Thanks to license plate recognition software, the UO is now able to provide virtual permits for the first time across campus.

Class-Action Suit Brought Over University of Arkansas Parking
September 18, 2020
A Little Rock attorney is representing his daughter in a class-action lawsuit alleging constitutional rights to due process are violated in the appeals process for parking tickets at the University of Arkansas.

Utah Valley University Adopts Passport Mobile Pay Solution for Parking
September 17, 2020
Students and faculty at Utah Valley University can now pay to park using the Passport Parking mobile app. The digital application, which is replacing the existing parking app at the university, is an alternative to paying at a meter or paystation and makes it safe and easy to pay to park directly from a smartphone.

Online Petition Calls UTEP to Change ADA Parking Permit Fees, University Responds
September 14, 2020
An online petition is calling for UTEP to make ADA parking permits free of charge for students and employees who are disabled. The University responded to that petition, and explained what those costs are based on.

Daily Parking on Vanderbilt Campus Begins; Waitlist for October Opens
September 11, 2020
More than 1,700 members of the Vanderbilt community expressed interest in a new daily parking program that is being piloted in response to feedback about the desire for more commute options, including sustainable options, and flexibility when parking.

PayByPhone Brings Contactless Parking Experience to Campus (University of Nevada, Reno)
September 8, 2020
Students, faculty, staff and visitors to the University of Nevada, Reno campus will soon have the opportunity to make smarter parking decisions as the University introduces PayByPhone, a leading global provider of mobile parking payment solutions.

SUNY Brockport Selects ParkMobile as the Official Provider of Contactless Parking Payments on Campus
September 1, 2020
ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the U.S., announced today the launch of service on campus at SUNY Brockport. Students, faculty, and visitors will be able to use the ParkMobile app to pay for parking at over 1,100 spaces around campus.

Penn State Opens New HUB Parking Deck Coronavirus Testing Site
September 1, 2020
Penn State has opened a new on-campus coronavirus testing site at the HUB Parking Deck, the university announced Tuesday. The new site will be used specifically for students identified in Penn State’s contact tracing program who may have been exposed to an individual who tested positive.

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