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 Complus Data Innovations has announced a new partnership with Capital Recovery Systems (CRS). Using extensive nationwide DMV direct look-up capabilities, delinquent violation notices, and cutting-edge technology, Complus can now help collect on backlog tickets directly with CRS. With its focus on customer service, the company uses skip-tracing and outbound calling to generate payments on delinquent parking violations.  “Capital Recovery is thrilled to be teaming up with one of the leaders in parking enforcement,” said Craig Klein, President.  
Joseph Stenglein has been promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer of Brush Industries / Q-Card Co. Previously Vice President of Operations, he joined the company in 2010 as Director of Operations, and has had subsequent positions of increasing responsibility since.
Sentry Control Systems, a national provider of parking solutions and technology, has expanded into Houston. It installs and services many of the parking industry’s most popular and advanced technologies, including but not limited to, Skidata parking access and revenue control (PARC) equipment, Frogparking sensors and analytic software, and Global Parking Solutions multi-space meters. In other news, Chris Dix has joined the company as a Sales Executive. The well-known parking technology professional is an authority on the integration, design, procurement and implementation of complex on- and off-street parking systems. In his new position, he will promote, grow, and develop Sentry’s product lines in San Diego and Orange County, CA.
Code Blue Corp. has completed a $400,000, 1,500-square-foot expansion of its paint booth facilities, which will “further strengthen its reputation for providing industry-leading emergency communication solutions.” The investment includes new equipment and infrastructure enhancements at its 34,000-square-foot facility at corporate headquarters in Holland, MI. 
With the collaboration of ParkHelp, the city of Málaga, Spain, becomes the first from the world scene with an intelligent guidance system in all regulated on-street parking spaces. This is the first plan on a large scale in the guidance systems market, with more than 2,200 parking spaces geared to the optimization of the management of public space and the streamlining of the parking process. 
Carl Walker Inc. recently completed a downtown parking analysis and management plan for the City of Neenah, WI. It has a relatively small downtown with a large amount of daytime office employment in its office buildings. While recent economic development activity has been positive for the city, downtown merchants and restaurants were starting to voice concerns about daytime office employees encroaching on prime on-street customer parking areas. In other news, the City of Eau Claire, WI, retained the firm to conduct an evaluation of its current parking operation to determine how much parking will be needed to support current and future development activity. The study also included structural condition evaluations of the two existing municipal parking structures. Also, the final deliverables included a comprehensive parking strategy to guide downtown parking planning and management efforts over the next five years.
OmniPark and IntegraPark will be integrating their products as they roll out a permit verification system for Federal Parking in Baltimore. It currently uses IntegraPark’s Paris software for permitting, and will join forces with OmniPark to verify and enforce its permit holders.  
Reginald D. Randolph, a fixture at Houston First Theater District Parking facilities for more than two decades, has been promoted to the top spot at the 3,400-car downtown garage. He succeeds Lannie Lesher, who retired in February after 24 years as Director of Parking. “This is a well-deserved promotion,” said Mario Ariza, Chief Operating Officer for Houston First Theaters. He added that Randolph’s understanding of today’s parking technologies and trends in commuting has long been his strong suit.
Walker Parking Consultants has begun design of a new 1,795-space parking structure at Denver International Airport (DIA). Development of the four-story facility, at Jappesen Terminal, will use the design-build approach in one of the largest such parking projects ever developed at a U.S. airport. Walker will serve as the designer, with construction overseen by Swinerton Builders. Completion of the $46 million project is expected in summer 2016.
Chase Paymentech, a subsidiary of JPMorgan Chase and a global leader in payment processing, has certified the HUB Parking Technology contactless POS application in Canada, which is designed to provide the best in secure payment solutions. The company is the first and only one in the parking industry in Canada that has been able to achieve this certification process of Chase Paymentech EMV contactless solutions, using ID Tech ViVOpay Kiosk II and Tender Retail middleware. In other news, HUB also is the first and only parking company in Canada to be certified by Moneris for its Contact EMV Solutions, using VeriFone Ux300 Terminals and MSC Direct connect solution. 
Desman Associates, a leading parking specialist providing architectural, structural and restoration engineering, planning, transportation and “green” parking consulting to commercial, municipal and institutional clients nationwide, has launched a rebranding campaign featuring a name change – to just Desman (dropping Associates) – redesigned logo and brand identity. “We are thrilled to celebrate our 42nd year in business with a rebranding campaign that allows us to re-introduce Desman and tell the [Design Management] story behind the name,” said President Stephen Rebora.
Mark J. Martin has joined Park Assist in the newly created role of Branch Manager, North America. Mark has 20 years of experience in the technology sector of the parking industry in North America. “I’ve had the pleasure to work with Mark over the past 10 years. I’m excited to welcome one of the industry’s best client-minded managers to Park Assist,” said Gary Neff, CEO of Park Assist.  
Parsons Brinckerhoff is providing engineering and construction-related services for a new parking garage and an expansion of the terminal B parking garage at Logan International Airport. The project, which is being carried out on behalf of the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport), encompasses fast-track planning, design, and construction support for a multi-level parking deck to be built over the existing Hilton Hotel parking lot, as an extension of the existing west garage. The facility will feature direct circulation between the existing garage and the Hilton Hotel, as well as architectural façade panels, LED lighting, dynamic smart-parking signage, landscaping, and other sustainable and resilient features.
Code Blue Corporation, an industry leading manufacturer of emergency communication solutions, has partnered with AMID Strategies to expand its capabilities supporting the design needs of architect and engineering (A&E) firms, as well as security consultants. AMID Strategies will both bolster Code Blue’s relationship with security consultants and focus on disseminating the resources needed to make their jobs easier, including specifications, Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools and product and project design plans. 
Carl Walker, Inc., is currently wrapping up the design of a 918-space parking structure at Montgomery College’s Rockville campus in Maryland. Other design team members include ATM Engineering, Cho Benn Holback Architects, Core Studio Design, ECS Limited and RMF Engineering. The new parking structure will help develop a new campus presence on the north end of campus, highlighted with an attractive architectural facade. The parking structure is estimated to be completed by 2016. The Rockville campus will remain open to students, faculty, and staff throughout construction. 
MobileNOW!, a global technology innovator and world’s first mobile payment solution for parking, has announced an upcoming implementation in the city of Easton, Pennsylvania in all on-street metered spaces during Summer 2015.
When visitors head to the popular beach destination of Rehoboth Beach, DE this year, they will find that parking has gotten much simpler. The City is implementing a new Pay by Space parking system delivered by Parkeon. Parkeon and its local distribution provider, Keystone Solutions and Integrations, will be installing 50 new solar powered parking kiosks. The kiosks are very user friendly, featuring a 7” full color display screen, quickly guiding users through their parking transactions. Customers will have the option of receiving a proof of payment receipt at the end of their transaction, a feature that was not available on the kiosks being replaced.
Article contributed by the Parking PT team.
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