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Oxfordshire County Council has upgraded its bus lane enforcement system with the installation of a new automated platform from Videalert.  The new system replaces a manually operated network of cameras and has been installed to reduce journey times and improve air quality in and around the City of Oxford.

Barnacle has shifted its focus to aid healthcare and essential workers in 19 states who need personal protective equipment (PPE) while executing their jobs in public. Barnacle is now creating reusable face shields with the same materials it uses to manufacture cutting-edge immobilization devices. The company has donated more than 700 shields to date with an estimated retail value exceeding $63,000.

Rich & Associates is pleased to announce the promotion of David Rich to vice president. David will oversee the firm’s national business development efforts. “David has been an integral part of the Rich & Associates team since 1986,” said Richard C. Rich, president of Rich & Associates. “He is a tremendous leader and he will continue to help lead our firm well into the future.”

Payments company Planet has agreed to acquire high-growth payment solutions company 3C Payment. 3C Payment’s gateway, integration and terminal capabilities, when combined with Planet’s value-added payment services, will create a unique platform in the payments sector, serving businesses looking to improve customer experience. 

With the Touchless Solutions by SKIDATA, ease your customers’ worries ahead of time, when they are planning their day. With these promises, let your customers know that they are welcome and better safeguarded with online pre-booking or registration, no need to open the car-window when entering or leaving, no need to touch a single button, options for payment by credit card or mobile device.

The City of Las Vegas has teamed up with leading AI solutions provider, SenSen Networks to introduce a range of Smart City technologies designed to keep the city’s roads safe and congestion-free. As part of the $1.5m (USD) investment, Las Vegas will introduce more than 80 Gemineye units to automatically regulate traffic, streamline parking and make commuting more enjoyable.

AppyWay has launched an exclusive guide to help local authorities seize the opportunity to reshape travel and behaviors. The Emergency Active Travel Fund is part of the government’s £2 billion package for local authorities across the country to put cycling and walking at the heart of their transport policy. The £225 million of that package forms the Emergency Active Travel Fund, to support local authorities across England to make rapid but lasting changes to their transport network.

Utilizing AMG’s processing platform for small ticket parking transactions, LEXPARK will achieve significant operating cost reductions. “LEXPARK had 1 full month with AMG prior to the Covid-19 lockdown and the savings look very promising, especially at our IPS meters and the PayByPhone app, where many transactions are $2 and lower,” says Gary A. Means, CAPP, Executive Director at the Lexington & Fayette County Parking Authority in Lexington, KY.

Los Angeles-based digital mapping startup, Spot, has partnered with the Malibu Chamber of Commerce in creating ShopMalibu, an interactive map to help local businesses during the pandemic. The company has evolved their existing curbside mapping and visualization technology to offer a free, hyperlocal channel for businesses to promote their updated services both during, and out of COVID-19.

Eberle Design, Inc. announces the launch of its new website ( to include a full product line-up for both EDI and RAE (Reno A&E) brands. As a part of EDI’s ongoing efforts to enhance resource accessibility, the new website allows for visitors, of all experience levels, to navigate with ease while they expand their product knowledge of EDI/RAE brands.

Wireless Advanced Vehicle Electrification helps operators of all-electric bus fleets to successfully meet the challenges associated with vehicle range. In 2016, AVTA set a goal to become the nation’s first all-electric fleet. The fleet utilizes WAVE’s wireless inductive chargers to help power the new zero-emission buses. WAVE has found its systems capable of maintaining electric bus operations without making a single change to existing bus schedules. 

Smart Parking has been signed with the equity division of KFC who owns and operates 50 of the 450 restaurants across the UK and Ireland – 13 of which are already in the delivery planning stage. Smart Parking’s proprietary Automatic Number Plate Recognition is an ideal solution for managing a car park that experiences high volumes of vehicles, and this managed solution will ensure their car parks are being fairly used by genuine KFC customers.

The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute has announced that it has hired industry veteran Randy Wilson as its new Director, Architectural Precast Systems. Wilson will draw on his 30 years of experience in the precast concrete and construction industry to help PCI and its members work with the architectural community to help educate designers and owners about precast concrete for building enclosures and other architectural components.

ParkChirp announces another major milestone in the company’s growth strategy. As of June 1, 2020, ParkChirp has listed over 300 parking facilities in ten major U.S. MSAs, with new garages and lots continually added every day.

The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) is pleased to announce the addition of Matthew Shergalis, PE, as its new Northeast Region Manager. Matthew has a decade of engineering and architect/engineer/contractor marketing experience. “I am so pleased to have Matt join our team. His past experience in a similar role fosters his ability to promote steel reinforced concrete construction from day one,” stated Danielle Kleinhans, President and CEO of CRSI.

Effective July 1st, Park Assist LLC will be shifting its Headquarters to Cheshire, CT – 90 miles northeast of New York City. Park Assist has been headquartered in New York City for more than 10 years and has had an operational office in Cheshire for the past 5 years. Please update your records with our new contact information: 125 Commerce Court, Suite 11, Cheshire, CT 06410, U.S.A.

Coord announced that the City of Aspen, Nashville, the City of Omaha and the City of West Palm Beach have been selected as Pilot Cities for the 2020 Digital Curb Challenge.  Each Pilot City will partner with Coord on a Smart Zone pilot program tailored to its unique mobility challenges, with the goals of reducing congestion, improving safety and supporting local economic activity.

Arrive announces its newest feature – Tap to Pay Parking – now available to parking facilities and operators across North America. This feature allows consumers with a mobile phone that supports Apple Pay or Google Pay to simply tap a sign, authorize payment and park seamlessly without downloading an app or touching any tickets, buttons and payment machines.  

Propark Mobility announced today that the company has started operations at three hotels in San Diego. Propark will bring a fresh style of service delivery, innovative approaches to revenue generation and attention to partnerships and commitments. “We are honored to welcome these three new hospitality properties, and the City of San Diego, to the Propark Mobility family,” explained John Schmid, Chief Executive Officer of Propark Mobility. 

GKD-USA’s newest CEU is an informative and engaging discussion on the applications of architectural metal mesh. The on-demand course is worth AIA continuing education credit, 1LU/HSW. Architects who complete this course will establish expertise in metal fabrics for interior and exterior applications, including the performance benefits of semi-permeable metal membranes spanning safety, security, solar management and sustainability. 

Gabe Klein has joined the Automotus Board of Advisors. Gabe has been a leader in the transportation industry for both the public and private sectors for nearly 20 years. Gabe’s experience in spearheading mobility innovation in city governments is a natural fit with the company’s mission of creating more accessible and equitable urban mobility.

FlashParking announced it has completed the acquisition of the Parking Division of Control Systems Incorporated (CSI), a Connecticut based company that served over 1,600 customers over the last 30 years. The deal expands FlashParking’s customer base in the Northeast, and provides CSI customers access to reliable, future-ready technology.

Honk is equipping Patriot Parking, a Boston-based parking operator with payment technology to pivot from labor and cash-based commerce to cash-free and touch-free. Thanks to Honk’s touch-free payment technology suite and easy setup, Patriot was able to quickly adapt their parking operations to ensure a safe and secure parking experience for both parking staff and customers in record time. Honk and EasyPark have teamed up to bring touch-free payments to off-street parking in the City of Vancouver. Drivers have two ways to pay: 1) Download the free HonkMobile app from the AppStore or Google Play, or 2) Tap their phone on tap-to-pay smart stations for a quick guest checkout experience – no app download required.

Flowbird has launched a ‘no touch’ automatic hand sanitizer technology to help safeguard potentially millions of motorists and transport passengers around the world in conjunction with reduced COVID-19 lockdowns. The company has developed ‘Park & Sanitize’ – a contactless hydroalcoholic gel dispenser that attaches to Flowbird parking pay stations and transport ticket vending machines. Drivers in Tacoma will now have the option for a ‘touchless experience’ when paying for their parking downtown. The launch of a new mobile parking application, Flowbird App, will bring ultimate convenience to motorists, allowing users to safely pay for parking with their iPhone or Android devices.

Moss Construction is pleased to announce the completion of the $35 million Phase 2 expansion of Brickell World Plaza at 33 SE 7th Street in Miami, Florida. “For more than 15 years, Moss has seen firsthand and been part of Brickell’s renaissance,” said Moss Construction CEO Scott Moss. “It was a pleasure to work with the Elm Spring team, and to continue to be a part of Brickell’s changing skyline.”

Purdue University recently obtained two GO-4 parking specific vehicles from Westward Industries. The GO-4 vehicles will support the university’s efforts to expand their mobility, transportation, and parking management operations, elevating their on-street and lot presence while increasing mobile reads within their mobile LPR systems. Westward Industries recently conducted an efficiency study to identify opportunities to improve the efficiency of parking enforcement operations, while creating a safe alternative for parking staff to perform their daily operations. The study found that parking-specific vehicles significantly increase PEO citation rates over walking. 

The tolling infrastructure in the Republic of Serbia currently covers over 900 highway kilometers with 65 toll plazas; a dense network that requires quick and efficient throughput of vehicles in order to provide a minimum time delay for all drivers. On about 270 toll lanes Tattile Vega Basic short-range cameras are installed for automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) purposes, one camera per lane located at the lane entrance.

LF Wade International Airport has chosen Mobile Smart City to provide Hectronic’s Parking Access and Revenue Control solution for the new airport on the Island. Mobile Smart City will install Hectronic’s Hectwin solution for their short-term parking lot, along with access control at their security entrance and a contactless RFID solution for their taxi location.

The Village of Pleasantville NY has entered into a partnership with Mobile Smart City Corp., to provide PangoMobile Payment for their parking operations.  “We are excited to bring the Village our customer friendly, easy-to-use safe app,” explained John J. Incandela President & CEO of Mobile Smart City. John continued, “Customers can now manage their parking experience via their mobile phone. The app will combine the ease of paying for parking with funding source choices of credit card, Pango Wallet, supported by PayPal, and Venmo. Pango also offers the flexibility to park up to four vehicles at once, anywhere Pango is accepted”.

Pango users can manage their own account with the app or they can go to the website, sign in and they can make changes, add or delete vehicles, review their parking history and more. The 24/7 Customer Care Call Center is also available for your calls at 1-877-697-2646, emails or live chat.

Fleet Advantage announced the Fleet Advantage Safety First Program, helping transportation fleets upgrade into newer trucks with advanced safety features. Companies cannot afford to drive obsolete equipment that places their company and drivers at risk. Under the program, Fleet Advantage purchases 2017 and older model tractors and leases them back for an interim period. Fleet Advantage has been awarded by Food Logistics Magazine as a ‘Top Green Provider’ for 2020.  The award recognizes the company as a leader in the sustainable food supply chain for improving efficiencies and reducing food distribution emissions. Fleet Advantage was previously named to Food Logistics’ ‘Top Green Provider’ list in 2019 and 2016.

ParkMobile has partnered with the City of Oxford to allow residents and visitors to make contactless parking payments through their mobile device. The company also announced new partnerships with South Orange Parking Authority and the City of Easton to provide contactless payments in the area. It will also lead a new initiative with the City of Stamford, Connecticut, to reduce the number of people touching the physical parking equipment by encouraging use of the app for parking payments. ParkMobile is also part of a new initiative with the Lancaster Parking Authority to promote contactless parking payments in order to reduce the number of people touching the meters. The company reports it has reached the 19 million user milestone. While COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the parking industry, ParkMobile has continued to grow as demand for contactless parking payment solutions has dramatically increased. The company expects to hit 20 million users by September this year.

When Park Assist entered the parking technology sector in 2005, the industry was solely focused on guidance, however Park Assist had a different vision from day one. The company is proud to introduce its latest achievement: INX™. The true power of the INX cloud-based platform emanates from its innovative infrastructure-hub design. All of the elements an owner/operator needs to improve CX, efficiency, and profitability are strategically interconnected.

Article contributed by the Parking PT team.
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