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University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire has leveraged the AIMS system to modernize their parking operation, provide contactless parking options to their campus community and streamline their enforcement tools. A user of the AIMS system since 2012, UW-Eau Claire transitioned to virtual permitting and LPR enforcement in the 3rd quarter of 2021.

The decision to implement AMP Park in 2020 stemmed in part from COVID’s effects on customers’ parking patterns and needs. AMP Park integrates with AIMS in real-time and provides parkers with a contactless payment solution and short-term parking options.

Quercus Technologies is proud to launch its latest license plate recognition system, up to four times faster than current standards, with a new HD sensor for higher resolution, with configurable operation options for color or IR thanks to the new built-in dual lamp, optimized freeflow mode, and more. And all in a single unit. This brand’s innovation strategy has always been geared to simplifying the experience of the operator, and improving that of the user. 

The new EMX Industries, Inc. Loop Replacement System offers streamlined installation much like its older siblings, but now comes fully equipped with two sensor options that can either be buried or installed above ground. All that is needed is a single pavement cut from the controller to the sensor, cutting down on the traditional 9 saw cuts typically required for an induction loop. The LRS has the ability to activate all three axes of detection independently (x, y and z) to help change the shape of the detection zone. 

Hubbell Incorporated announced it has completed the sale of its Commercial and Industrial Lighting business to GE Current, a Daintree company. The Commercial and Industrial Lighting business designs, manufactures and sells LED lighting and control solutions for commercial and industrial customers. Hubbell Incorporated is a leading manufacturer of utility and electrical solutions enabling customers to operate critical infrastructure reliably and efficiently.

ParkHub announced a growth investment from LLR Partners. The investment will support continued development of the company’s parking management software, growth in payment processing solutions, and complementary acquisition opportunities.

Parking Concepts, Inc. is pleased to announce the commencement of operations with the City of Riverside to oversee all city on-street and off-street parking operations. The contract promises to streamline and, at the same time, optimize the parking strategy uniformly across the city, bringing convenience and improved ease of use to residents, employees, commuters, and visitors.

Mark Santos joined the Walker team as Director of Operations and opening of our Fort Lauderdale office to better serve our clients in South Florida. Mark has a B.S. in Civil Engineering, is a registered Professional Engineer in Florida and Pennsylvania, is trained as a ParkSmart Advisor through the GBCI and USGBC and is a certified administrator of public parking (CAPP). He has more than 22 years of experience in parking planning, design, and restoration.

Verra Mobility announced that the New York City Department of Transportation exercised its second three-year renewal option under its photo enforcement contract with Verra Mobility. The contract, which was registered in 2014, presently covers hundreds of red-light, bus lane, mobile speed and fixed speed photo enforcement cameras that help promote safe driving behaviors.

As global supply chain issues continue to affect businesses worldwide, and customers, including in the parking industry, feel the pain of protracted product delivery timelines coupled with inflation, FLASH is steadfast in its commitment to ensuring our customers can access future-ready technology at the prices they are accustomed without added costs. During these challenging times, FLASH never wavered in its commitment to the industry and has been proactively safeguarding its business

Get My Parking, the provider of an award-winning interoperable smart parking platform has announced the appointment of Jordan Schware as the Vice President of Sales for the North American market. As a veteran of the American parking industry, Jordan brings an incredible wealth of experience in strategic sales optimization to Get My Parking. His entrepreneurial spirit and his expertise in building deep and long-lasting customer relationships will help the company drive profitable growth across North America.

Duncan Solutions is pleased to announce its sponsorship of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles’ Transportation Program. Duncan’s parent company, Navient, along with its other subsidiaries are proud to enter the second year of their national partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “

Parkopedia is pleased to announce a new partnership with Passport. The partnership will enable Parkopedia to expand parking payments via its integrated in-car payment platform across Passport’s 5,000 locations in 800 towns nationwide. Parkopedia has joined the Navigation Data Standard Association, the worldwide standard for map data in automotive ecosystems. The NDS Association aims to provide a leading worldwide map standard for automotive-grade use.

Fleet Advantage announced that Don Davis, Senior Vice President, National Accounts has been named one of Food Logistics’ 2022 Rock Stars of the Supply Chain award. Food Logistics’ 2022 Rock Stars of the Supply Chain award recognizes influential individuals in the cold food industry whose achievements, hard work and vision have shaped the global cold food supply chain.

The highest total precast concrete building in the world, a single-family precast concrete home on a scenic lake, and a bridge at one of the nation’s busiest airports are some of the winning project highlights of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute’s 2022 PCI Design Awards. Three panels of jurors honored 29 winners and 13 honorable mentions for design excellence in the buildings and transportation categories. For the past 59 years, the PCI Design Awards have showcased and recognized the creative and innovative use of precast concrete. A panel of engineers, architects, and precast concrete producers judges all nominees

Beam Global announced that Project Vesta, an unmanned fire control prototype that combines state-of-the art technology and Commercial Off the Shelf equipment, has selected the EV ARC™ off-grid solar-powered EV charging and emergency power system to provide a critical component of an innovative fire mitigation system. The Project Vesta goal is persistent fire surveillance and analytics capabilities enabled by edge computing and rapid interoperability. Beam Global announced that the City of Lompoc, California has deployed two EV ARC™ solar-powered EV charging systems available for public use. The systems were partially funded by the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District’s Clean Air Grants for Infrastructure program. Beam Global announced that the City of Los Angeles StreetsLA Division held a ribbon cutting ceremony on February 15, 2022 to inaugurate the City’s Center for Green Innovation to demonstrate its new plug-in hybrid street sweepers and EV ARC™ sustainable EV charging systems at the StreetsLA North Hollywood Depot. Beam Global announced it has entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement to acquire AllCell Technologies in an all-stock transaction.

Endera, a technology company specializing in all-electric commercial vehicles, charging infrastructure and software solutions, announced the expansion of its research and development commercial facility space in Pomona, CA. The expanded commercial space is uniquely suited to electric vehicle (EV) design and testing, and its location in Pomona, California is geographically convenient for attracting Southern California’s top EV engineering talent.

Gtechna announced that they’ve partnered with two new Canadian cities: Brampton and Prince Edward County as well provincial operator Société Parc-Auto du Québec and federal port authority, Port of Quebec. gtechna will be providing the Port a digital eticketing solution to replace an older system. The integrated parking and moving violations software will allow the port to offer a higher level of control over its road safety and security as well as parking operations at its ports. 

As part of its Central & Eastern-European expansion, Flowbird Group, through its subsidiary Yellowbrick International BV, acquired a majority stake in PICONET, Romania’s market leader in parking and mobility services. This follows the arrival in Poland of Flowbird mobile parking app in 2021. Today, 14 Polish cities offer mobile parking via the Flowbird app.With this move, Flowbird Group becomes the first international player in the Romanian market of over 19 million inhabitants, very familiar with mobile app services*.

Neology, a global innovator that is re-imagining mobility for smart cities and safer communities, announced that Bradley H. Feldmann has been appointed Chairman and CEO. Founder Francisco Martinez de Velasco will continue to serve as president. Feldmann is a well-known leader across the transportation, defense, and security industries, mostly notably from his tenure at Cubic Corporation. His expertise and guidance will accelerate Neology’s momentum of modernizing smart mobility systems through its proven open-platform solutions and advanced AI techniques particularly during the current inflection points happening globally.

SP Plus Corporation announced two key leadership appointments within its Commercial Division. Chris Sherman and Dave Lombardi have been promoted to strategy and business development roles. In their new roles, Mr. Sherman and Mr. Lombardi are responsible for leveraging the company’s Sphere technology products and its mobility, parking and transportation service lines to serve new and existing clients. The Sphere products provide innovative mobility solutions for commerce, business intelligence, remote management, and custom services.

Propark Mobility announced that the company has purchased Boston-based Pilgrim Parking, significantly enhancing its footprint in the region. “Pilgrim Parking is a celebrated and well-known Boston institution,” said Richard DiPietro, Propark’s President. “The acquisition of this longstanding brand is a dramatic statement of growth for Propark in this marketplace, which is one that we have wanted to expand in for many years.” As part of the acquisition, 100 percent of employees from Pilgrim’s locations are being retained, along with the company’s branding and existing service ideals.


Article contributed by the Parking PT team.
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