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LAZ Parking has signed a contract with the City of Westminster, Colorado to help develop parking solutions for the city’s downtown area and Westminster Station. “We are honored to be working with Westminster to develop cost-effective, state-of-the-art parking solutions,” said LAZ Parking Chairman & CEO Alan Lazowski.

Bomel Construction did an outstanding job working through the city process and the Diocese process. And they built it on time and on budget,” said Patrick Murphy, the former president of Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, Calif. Bomel Construction Co. Inc., was the design-build general contractor for the 1,020-stall parking garage.

Crane Payment Innovations has acquired Cummins Allison, a provider of coin, currency and check handling solutions, as well as ATMs. “We are extremely excited about the new opportunities created by the acquisition of Cummins Allison,” says Jan-Hinrik Bauwe, President, CPI.

Parking Sense announced that Ed Robinson has been appointed CEO and executive director, and Matt Taub has been named Executive Vice President of Sales. Parking Sense founder Paul Collins has resigned from the board of directors and will continue to serve as an advisor to the CEO.

Christine Weber (Founder) and Keith Lynch (Co-founder) have started Loom US, LLC ( Loom is based on the vision that PARCS consulting needs to focus on people and people’s behavior interfacing with technology. 

The Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association has retained Kimley-Horn to mitigate parking congestion in the beachfront community. The company will identify issues and develop workable parking options for Ocean Grove that are informed by field observation and industry best practice. 

From now until April 30, 2020 Aeroplan members can earn 50 percent more Aeroplan Miles when they stay at Park’N Fly’s valet locations in Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver – and self park locations in Ottawa and Edmonton. Members must present promotional code PF94 along with their Aeroplan number.

National Parking Association’s Women in Parking announces Christina Murray, CPP, Regional VP of Premier Parking, as Chair of the WIP Conference, “Accelerate,” to be held in New Orleans in September. Ben Montgomery, president of Premium Parking, will serve as the National Convention Chair for the NPA annual Convention & Expo in New Orleans, September 14-16, 2020. The NPA honored Mary Smith, PE, PCC, of Walker Consultants with the Harwood Leadership & Legends Award. 

Chauntry has partnered with Toronto Pearson International Airport to launch a lounge reservations program through its Parkspace platform. “This is all about providing a better customer experience for travelers,” said Philip Safos, Toronto Pearson’s Associate Director, Business Planning and Performance. 

TravelCar has strengthened its airline portfolio with the addition of Cape Air, the nation’s largest commuter airline operating flights across the U.S. and Caribbean. Cape Air is the first U.S. airline partnership for TravelCar and brings its total air partners to 21.

ParkVia, has secured its third consecutive renewal with Latvia’s contract renewal with Latvia’s flag carrier, airBaltic. ParkVia has worked alongside the airline over the last six years to offer passengers the option of pre-booking parking at one of 80 European airports.

Flowbird Group announced its partnership with Carolina Time Equipment, a parking and access systems supplier based in Charlotte, North Carolina. The exclusive agreement will expand and strengthen Flowbird’s distribution network in the eastern United States.

Cleverciti Systems has been selected to enable RheinEnergie´s smart parking ambitions. The initiative, managed by energy provider RheinEnergie AG for the fourth largest city in Germany, is part of the SmartCity Cologne initiative that is designed to reduce emissions and increase innovation, digitalization, and mobility.

Vision Components welcomes Wilco Imaging as its new distribution partner in the U.S. Based in El Dorado Hills near Sacramento (CA). In addition to supplying quality imaging products, Wilco builds custom solutions for industrial, robotics, medtech, and other applications.

Access Professional Systems has been selected by The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, California to install an advanced TIBA parking technology suite. The equipment will be paired with Westin’s Opera PMS interface.

LocoMobi World Inc. has appointed Brian Storrie as its new President. Brian brings over 23 years of technology development and manufacturing experience in the life-safety and security industries.

ParkHub has partnered with HERE, a global location data and technology platform, to help consumers easily find and pay for parking spots. “The HERE platform sits at the center of the digitalization of end-to-end journey planning and user experiences,” said Jørgen Behrens, Chief Product Officer at HERE Technologies.

Municipal Parking Services, Inc. announced that its Sentry System parking management technology is the source technology for Flint AutoPark, a project that has been identified as one of three finalists in the Transportation Infrastructure category for the 2020 Smart Cities North America Awards sponsored by IDC Government Insights. 

DMP is pleased to announce the promotion of Jeff Spatz to director of sales, West. Spatz joined DMP in 2019 as the dealer development manager (DDM) for the company’s Los Angeles region, then moved to serve the Southern California territory.

ParkMobile announced it hit the 18 million user milestone, growing 110 percent over the past two years. To help continue to scale the business and manage growth, the company announced the appointment of John Brown as chief operations officer.

SP Plus Corporation has begun parking operations at Northwest Arkansas National Airport (XNA) in Bentonville, Arkansas. “We are committed to offering convenient service to our passengers from the moment they arrive at the airport,” said Kelly Johnson, Airport Director/COO for XNA.

The Parking Spot has revamped its travel rewards program, the Spot Club. “We are putting customer feedback into action and demonstrating our commitment to providing each guest the best possible experience,” said Lauren Rocklin, SVP of Marketing at The Parking Spot.

Until now axle counting still has not found a smart solution as in intelligent traffic systems. Tattile now addresses this gap and introduces its automatic axle counting system “Axle Counter” which automatically counts the axles of any vehicle driving at a speed up to 180 km/h on a highway. 

The London Borough of Redbridge has awarded Videalert a contract to install CCTV enforcement cameras as part of the ‘Redbridge School Streets’ pilot program.  Funded by the Mayor of London and Transport for London, this program protects children from air pollution and traffic and promotes walking, scooting and cycling.

Phil Haupt Electric recently acquired a Phoenix Motorcars ZEUS 500 Electric Utility Truck through funds from Sacramento Emergency Clean Air & Transportation Grant Program. “Phoenix is proud to be delivering the first zero emission utility truck being deployed to a private fleet in the country,” says Jose Paul, Director Business Development.

A new era began at DESIGNA with Dr. Thomas Waibel. After 14 years with DESIGNA, the passionate technical manager is leaving the CEO role and joining the Supervisory Board.

Los Angeles World Airports announced that foundation work has begun on the site of the future West Central Terminal Area (CTA) station at Los Angeles International Airport. One of six elevated stations that comprise the Automated People Mover (APM) system, the West CTA station will be built between Parking Structures 3 and 4.

inugo has launched its latest version of the inugo CustomerManagement Platform in the U.S. The platform has a new look and increased functionality. “We are excited to launch the newest version of the platform,” says Ben Martel, CEO. “The new look has been received well and the platform is now easier to use than ever.”

APCOA PARKING, innogy and UFODRIVE opened the first UFODRIVE hub in the APCOA multi-story car park at the “Mall of Berlin” shopping center in the heart of Berlin. From here, local customers and visitors to Berlin now have access to a zero-emission, innovative and flexible mobility service.

Propark Mobility announced that Luis Garcia has been named as the new Senior Vice President of Operations for the company’s mobility sector. “Over the years, Luis has been instrumental in developing our West Coast footprint,” explained Rick DiPietro, Propark’s President. Kevin Gordon has been named as Propark’s Senior Vice President of Operations, West Region; and Heidi Moran is now the company’s Vice President of Operations. 

Fybr was selected to move forward with an expansion of a parking pilot with the City of Columbus, Ohio. The City is testing Parking Space Availability Technology to provide accurate, real-time parking data via its ParkColumbus mobile app, powered by ParkMobile.

GKD Metal Fabrics offers architects the ability to create dynamic, modern environments that address numerous building challenges. In the competition for attracting air travelers, airports are transforming a dated and utilitarian model of transportation to one that is more hospitality-driven, with sophisticated design and a full range of passenger offerings.

Flowbird has appointed Ashley Bailey to spearhead its business development activities in south west England, the Midlands and Wales. The City of Clearwater Beach has entered into its last phase of Pay-by-Plate parking kiosk installation, replacing its Pay-and-Display system with Flowbird’s smart CWT kiosks. 

Vision Components presents its extended range of high-end camera modules with a MIPI CSI-2 port. The lineup of MIPI camera modules for repeatable automatic processing even includes machine vision sensors that do not have a native MIPI interface, such as Sony Pregius IMX250 and IMX252.

HonkMobile announced the completion of a successful eight-month pilot program with Allpro Parking. Allpro Parking deployed Honk’s patent pending tap-to-pay payment technology – HonkTAP – at various parking locations in Buffalo, NY. 

Blink Charging Co. announced the appointment of Michael Rama as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective February 10, 2020. Rama has nearly 30 years of experience with publicly-traded companies in growth stages. The company also announced the installation of four EV charging stations utilizing local load management, the first deployment of its kind. 

Drivers in the City of Revere can pay for parking easily and efficiently through the Passport Parking app. This is the first time the city has partnered with a mobile pay provider. “ Albuquerque, New Mexico’s has partnered with Passport to manage its parking operations. A new app called ParkSmartKC, developed by Passport, can be used to pay for parking in downtown Kansas City. The City of Newburgh, N.Y. has launched a new cloud-based digital parking enforcement software, powered by Passport.

Article contributed by the Parking PT team.
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