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EasyPark Group can now add Czech Republic to the list with the acquisition of MPLA, the largest operator in mobile parking in Czech Republic and Slovakia. With coverage in more than 20 countries and over 3,200 cities, EasyPark Group has during the past years expanded throughout Europe, U.S. and Australia. 

SP+ announced it has been named to Forbes annual list of America’s Best Small Companies. Forbes screened more than 1,000 companies with a market value between $300 million and $2 billion to identify 541 companies that had positive sales growth over the past 12 months.

Parker Technology and Ocra officially announce a strategic alliance and introduce their innovative partner API to solve on-site friction for customers using third-party reservation platforms.

Modii, a provider of smart mobility solutions, announced their partnership with the City of Colorado Springs to empower City of Colorado Springs Parking Enterprise, residents and commuters with its smart parking platform. 

Major League Soccer club FC Dallas and ParkHub have reached an agreement on an expanded partnership over the next five years. FC Dallas fans will enjoy the benefits of our expanded partnership with the Dallas parking and payments technology firm.

ParkMobile is partnering with Century II Performing Arts Center and Convention Center, an ASM Global managed facility, to offer daily and event parking payments through the mobile app. Visitors can now pay for on-demand parking digitally at the venue’s two onsite parking lots.

Parking technology company Japa Inc. has nearly doubled the number of parking sensors it has deployed since starting up. Japa was founded in 2017 by then-students at the University of California Davis.

When MLS’ newest team, St. Louis CITY SC, hosted its inaugural game at CITYPARK in March, fans enjoyed a seamless fan experience thanks to SKIDATA’s groundbreaking Connected Stadium technology.

Michele Perras has been promoted to Vice President of Finance at Denison Parking. She works with internal and external clients on financial points to support the economic growth and strategy of the company. Denison Parking has added valet parking to the services we have provided to The Berkman of Rochester, Minnesota. This location is one of many mixed-use entities managed by Denison Parking.

Transponder and Reader Engineered Systems announces that Patriot L high performance long range reader will be the replacement for the original TRES-900.2 reader. “The Patriot L is from our feature rich Patriot series RFID readers that are made and assembled in the USA,” explains Steve Hale, President of Tres.

Charge to Charge has chosen IoTecha as their preferred partner for its turnkey EV charging POS software solution. Charge to Charge’s payment solution is designed to address the new California Air Resources Board (CARB) Regulations for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment requirements regarding credit card payment acceptance, labeling, and reporting.

Cleveland announced that it has selected Flowbird and Parkmobile to modernize its on-street parking system. Flowbird’s smart parking meters will replace the coin-operated meters, while a mobile parking payment service from Parkmobile will allow customers to pay for their parking via an app, text message, or scanning a QR code.

The U.S. Postal Service has awarded Blink Charging Co. a contract to sell up to 41,500 EV charging units to support EV charging infrastructure as part of the USPS vehicle electrification strategy. 

Emily Kwatinetz is the newest principal at Dixon. Beyond managing our Planning Team and projects, Emily oversees our Data Team and the development of our new software solution, the DIXON Data Suite which has been successfully deployed in numerous municipalities.

Electric vehicle charging infrastructure platform CHARGE+ZONE announced the raising of $54 million in a Series A funding round led by global impact investment manager BlueOrchard Finance on Monday. Additionally, CHARGE+ZONE said the company plans to raise $7.5-100 million in equity between 2023 and 2024 as part of Series A2.

Lightning eMotors announced that Lightning customer ACE Parking’s San Diego Airport fleet of ZEV4 and ZEV5 shuttle buses have surpassed one million all-electric, zero-emission miles.

David Davenport, a valued employee of Parking Control Service, has announced his retirement after 25 years of dedicated service to the company. The company is pleased to announce that Jazmin Witrago has been promoted to the General Manager role.

Mobile Smart City showcased new products and services at PIE 2023 in Schaumburg, IL, in March. The management team presented our new pay-in-lane contactless and seamless equipment, which has been fully designed in the US, and manufactured using state-of-the-art technology.

Amano McGann, Inc. and Parker Technology are delighted to announce that Parker Technology is now fully integrated with Amano McGann’s Amano ONE PARCS solution. With the Parker Technology integration, intercom help calls can now be tracked and managed in Parker’s software platform and directed to Parker’s highly trained customer service representatives.

Offstreet announced the closing of a $1.2M seed round. This fundraising round involved participation from new and existing investors, including a first place win at the StartupTNT Investment Summit VI. 

WGI, Inc. announced that Ernie Rehm has joined the firm as Senior Parking Designer. A nationally recognized parking consultant with nearly 25 years of experience, Rehm has overseen the functional design of dozens of parking structures throughout the world.

Parkopedia, is working with global enterprise booking platform, Simplenight, to provide drivers with a range of in-car parking, charging and payment options. The initial phase will include global parking data covering both on- and off-street locations.

Determining parking space availability near destinations is now the top requested in-car connected service for drivers around the world, according to the latest Connected Features Interest Survey Report carried out by TechInsights. 

FrogParking CEO Shareena Sandbrook has been named CEO of the Year – New Zealand by CEO Monthly magazine. Frogparking has announced the introduction of the world’s first auto-reset parking gate with a magnetic mechanism. If a parker drives through the gate, the gate is pushed away rather than being disabled or destroyed. Powerful magnets then automatically reset the gate.

TEZ Technology announced the appointment and promotion of several new executive and director level positions. Jim Zaloudek joins TEZ as our new Chief Financial Officer. JG Biebighauser has been promoted to Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. Katherine Beaty has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Client Success. Russell Wiant has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Product and Technology. Adam Barge has been promoted to Director of Product Development. Chad Brown has been promoted to Director of Systems Engineering.

Flash has announced a re-selling partnership with Get My Parking. The sales partnership will open up opportunities for operators across North America looking to upgrade their parking locations’ technology efficiently and cost-effectively.

Mobile Smart City is launching “scan2park”, a new Pango service, which allows drivers 

to pay for parking by scanning a QR code in selected locations. A new and easy way to pay for parking, without having to register anywhere. 

Propark Mobility announced that the company has promoted Joe Caputo to Senior Vice President of the organization’s Southwest Region. Joe joined Propark in 2019 as the company’s Vice President of Operations, spearheading the Hospitality Division in Southern California.

To achieve EasyPark Group’s vision to make cities more livable, has made two strategic recruitments to the Executive Team. Scott Booker has held leading positions at large scale, digital marketplaces. Chris Camp brings experience from leading go-to-market teams through periods of consistent rapid growth.

Article contributed by the Parking PT team.
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