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Japa Smart Parking has installed car counting sensors at the parking structure at Cal Poly Pomona in California. With the help of Japa Smart Parking, Cal Poly Pomona is able to keep their parking lot full and know exactly how many spots are available for those who need them. 

Clopay Corporation’s LED Light Kit provides an illuminated visual signal for standard and high-performance overhead rolling doors and grilles. Ideal for fire and emergency services, warehouses, and parking applications, the LED light strips alert drivers to an open or closed door or grille, limiting downtime, maintenance, and repair costs.

SpotHero revealed environmental sustainability, stress and the economy are key transportation-related trends influencing drivers’ decisions, according to survey results presented in its 2023 State of Parking Report. The survey found most drivers (73.5 percent) find parking stressful, and two-thirds (68.9 percent) are cutting down on personal spending.

Icon Parking announced a management buyout, led by its President and CEO John D. Smith and Arkview Capital to create the largest minority-owned parking and mobility service provider in New York City and one of the largest in the U.S.

ABM is evolving its innovative data-enabled smart parking solution, ABM Vantage, through the introduction and expansion of services tailored to the aviation industry. Through this new offering, ABM is revolutionizing the guest parking experience, which has not historically benefited from technology.

Isaiah Mouw has worked in the parking industry for over 15 years and has managed nearly every facet of parking management in a municipal setting. As President of Municipal, Mouw is responsible for all municipal-related activities at the company, including business development, client relations and operations.

Blink Charging Co. announced that it has entered into a referral cooperation agreement with Mike Albert Fleet Solutions to begin to refer their fleet clients to Blink as part of their new Fleet Electrification Referral Program. Blue Corner, a wholly owned subsidiary of Blink Charging Company announced it has signed a four-year agreement with APCOA to provide and maintain EV chargers at APCOA’s sites in various locations throughout Belgium. Blink Charging’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Blink Mobility, LLC, announced the acquisition of Envoy Technologies, Inc. Blink Mobility’s acquisition of Envoy will create one of the largest all-electric car-sharing companies in the United States leveraging one of the most robust platforms in the industry.

OMNIQ Corp. announced that it has been selected by the City of Lumpkin, Georgia to deploy its Q Shield vehicle recognition systems (VRS) technology and its cloud-based citation management platform. This technology identifies any vehicle driving through the city which is on a National Crime Information Center (NCIC) data base or the city’s local Bureau of Investigations Database.

ParkHub and AEG have launched a strategic partnership to enhance the parking experience for fans while adding operational efficiencies to several AEG-owned and operated venues including Arena (Los Angeles, CA), Dignity Health Sports Park (DHSP) (Carson, CA) and Texas Trust CU Theatre at Grand Prairie (Grand Prairie, TX).

Cleverciti has partnered with Trojan Energy to provide electric vehicle drivers with real-time EV parking space availability. The initiative integrates Trojan’s electric vehicle charging stations with Cleverciti parking occupancy sensors to monitor on-street parking spaces throughout the London Boroughs of Barnet and Camden.

Phoenix Motorcars is proud to announce their recent delivery of an all-electric, zero-emission Z400 shuttle bus to the University of California, Davis. The shuttle was built on a Ford E-450 chassis powered by Phoenix Motorcars and will serve UC Davis Medical Center. Phoenix Motorcars is proud to announce their recent delivery of an all-electric, zero-emission Z400 shuttle bus to UCHRA in partnership with Tennessee Technological University.

TagMaster North America, Inc. announces the successful implementation of the CT-45 LPR Camera with TAC Insight to provide an integrated and high accuracy vehicle identification solution. The high-performance LPR technology offered by TagMaster NA addresses a wide range of challenges for commercial vehicles in the most demanding environments.

LAZ Parking announced that it will manage parking operations at The Centurion, a luxury condominium in New York City. The 17-story, 47-unit luxury residence was designed by the late I.M. Pei and is the first ground-up residential condominium in New York City designed by the renowned architect and his firm, I.M. Pei Partnership Architects.

A recent report from FMI Consulting forecasts continued growth of design-build over the next three years, despite recent industry challenges and market volatility. FMI’s findings indicate that design-build is anticipated to account for 47% of construction spending and a 22.5% growth in total design-build spending by 2026.

Amano McGann collaborated closely with The Port of Galveston, WGI Professional Services, Parking Guidance Systems, LLC, TranSystems, and dealer partner PSX to deliver a PARCS ecosystem for the Port of Galveston’s Terminal 10 in Galveston, TX. The collaboration, implementation, and final functionality has secured the team the Texas Parking & Transportation Association 2023 Award for Parking Equipment and Technology.

ZipBy announced the installation of 2 new sites: 222 Delaware Avenue, Wilmington, DE; and 19 S New York Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ. ZipBy and EasyPark have collaborated to launch automatic payment and gate entry parking at Lot 19 @ 900 West Cordova St, Vancouver BC, Canada.

The city of Minneapolis says it is switching to a new provider, Flowbird, starting Sunday. That means users will need to download the new app, which app allows drivers to pay for on-street parking without having to go to a pay station.

San Bruno is one of the last cities on the Peninsula without metered parking, but that is changing as officials make plans to put in 84 parking meter kiosks for downtown and the surrounding area along with contracted enforcement. The city plans to install the kiosks for its 839 parking spaces downtown and the surrounding area.

Brooklyn-based electric vehicle curbside charging company, its electric, has announced a strategic partnership with Hyundai CRADLE and New York City Economic Development Corporation to demonstrate curbside EV charging specifically built for cities. This is a major milestone for the company.

eleven-x, developers of the award-winning eXactpark™ smart parking solution, a real-time stall occupancy monitoring sensor and software platform, is pleased to announce the addition of industry veteran Jonathan “Jon” Evens as Vice President of Sales and Business Development. In this new capacity, he will be responsible for supporting the company’s expansion across North America.

EVPassport announced a partnership with ESM, the licensee manufacturer for DieHard brand EV Charging Stations. The companies will work together to make it easy for drivers to find and access the new DieHard Level 2 and DC Fast chargers and intend to deploy over 20,000 chargers across North America.

To celebrate License Plates Date, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled the first License Plate Bobbles. Bobbles for all 50 states were released, and each bobble features the state’s current license plate design on a base with two large springs that provide maximum bobbling action for each license plate. License Plates Day is celebrated annually on April 25 to commemorate the first license plate in the U.S., which was issued in 1901.

LAZ Parking announced that it has been selected to manage parking services at The Parking Club, a luxury condominium parking facility in the Cobble Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y. LAZ will oversee a range of services provided to parking space owners and lease holders paying monthly rent for a space at the facility. LAZ Parking announced that it has been selected to manage 1,200 parking spaces in two garages attached to and near Westchester One, a 21-story Class A office tower at 44 Broadway, White Plains NY.

In April 2023, Denison Parking began managing valet parking for STK Steakhouse in Denver, Colorado’s LoDo neighborhood. In the Denver area, Denison Parking also manages Cherry Creek Shopping Center’s valet and self-parking, along with the Catalyst Building in the RiNo (River North Art District) area.   

Merlin Entertainments Legoland amusement parks needed the parking user experience to be easy, quick, and efficient while reducing potential lost revenue. HUB Parking is the Parking system in charge of creating the new Legoland Pre-booking / Gateless / Free-Flow Ticketless Parking based on LPR, using Survision Micropak cameras. 

With the increase in news articles highlighting attacks in parking garages, garage safety should be a top priority for facilities and campuses. According to the FBI, crime is more likely to happen in the middle of the night. Fortunately, TKH Security (formerly Park Assist) has created unprecedented sitewide surveillance and advanced parking guidance within a single system. 


Article contributed by the Parking PT team.
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