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In May 2022, Denison Parking began managing parking for Hamilton County, Indiana’s new five-story parking garage totaling 483 spaces. The parking garage will provide parking for the government center and the public after hours.

Principal Solar, Inc., a strategic investor in organizations and technologies that support next-generation opportunities
in traditional, renewable, and clean energy sectors announced that it has executed a definitive research and development agreement with Triad Pro Innovators, Inc.

Mobile Smart City has entered into a partnership with The Village of Briarcliff Manor, NY to provide Pango Mobile Payment for their parking operations. “We are excited to bring the Village our customer friendly, easy-to-use app for commuter parking” explained John J. Incandela President & CEO of Mobile Smart City. 

Alchemco has introduced a product to address delays as a result of ongoing supply chain issues. With the delivery of roofing materials being delayed in many cases six to nine months, the company’s new DuraTite Temporary Roof System is allowing construction workers to proceed with interior construction work while they wait for permanent roofing materials.

HUB Switzerland is open for business: from Spreitenbach to the 26 cantons of the country. A completely new website, available in three languages (German, French, Italian) is dedicated to the local market: accordingly. 

The global tech company EasyPark Group is launching the award-winning EasyPark app in Slovakia. With coverage in more than 25 countries, EasyPark now makes it even easier for drivers to travel between Slovakia and neighboring countries in Europe.

Toronto-based parking spot marketplace WhereiPark has been acquired by Spacer Technologies. Spacer’s acquisition of WhereiPark closed on April 30. The acquisition price, which consisted of a combination of cash and stock, was not disclosed. WhereiPark was founded in 2014 by Alex Enchin and Jeremy Zuker.

Enel has announced a new partnership through its Enel X Way subsidiary. The firm has selected Stable, a company that bases its operations in the analysis of electric vehicle charging usage through predictive software, to provide insights on where charging stations are needed most.

Scheidt & Bachmann and EVPassport have joined forces to bring EVPassport’s innovative hardware and software EV charging solutions to the parking industry. Scheidt & Bachmann Senior Executive Vice President Henk de Bruin, and EVPassport’s Co-founder and President Hooman Shahidi are mutually enthusiastic about this business development. 

ZipBy announced a partnership with EasyPark, Canada to launch a ticketless solution through the ZipBy mobile app to all EasyPark locations in the Greater Vancouver area. The new app will allow drivers to book and pay for parking via their mobile devices.

Parking is about to get a whole lot easier for drivers in several Colorado cities after Australian-founded smart parking company, Spot Parking, wins the Colorado Smart City Alliance challenge and implements their smart parking solution. 

Transit Tech Lab announced that Blyncsy was selected for the COVID-19 Recovery and Environmental Sustainability challenges, a global competition calling for technologies to improve public transit safety and meet clean energy objectives. 

Driving in Europe just got easier. PayByPhone has announced 470 new cities across Germany (370) and Italy (100) have been added to the company’s global parking app. PayByPhone allows drivers to pay for parking and extend parking sessions remotely via its app in many cities.

Parkopedia and Uproad have announced the integration of their platforms, automating the toll payment process for millions of drivers in the U.S. American drivers complete nearly 6 billion journeys, along the country’s nearly 9,500km of toll roads, bridges and tunnels every year, according to the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association.

Concord Parking was recently awarded the contract to provide parking management services for Eastern Health, located in St. John’s, NL. Eastern Health is Newfoundland and Labrador’s largest healthcare authority serving the eastern side of the province.

TEZ Technology announced it has appointed industry veteran Mike Simmons to Chief Executive Officer, given the Company’s rapid growth trajectory. Simmons is a proven leader of high-growth companies.

CampusParc, the concessionaire for the Long-Term Parking Lease at The Ohio State University, announced today that it has selected Propark Mobility to operate The Ohio State University Parking System effective January 1, 2023. 

SPACES, a mobile access and payment technology company that enables drivers to enter, exit and pay for their parking using their smartphone (without being required to download an app), just announced record revenue and customer growth for 2021 while on their mission to help commuting workers get through the pandemic. 

Parkopedia has been named as the provider of the most accurate and complete parking data in China, according to market research specialists, Frost & Sullivan. Demand for parking heavily outstrips supply in China, with just 80 million parking spaces available to accommodate more than 281 million registered vehicles. Parkopedia has updated its free iPhone parking app in Japan, helping drivers to find parking at more than 100,000 off-street locations, across 1,300 cities and towns nationwide, and also at more than 2,000 on-street locations in Tokyo. 

The City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure, in partnership with Automotus and the Pittsburgh Parking Authority, is excited to celebrate the implementation of the Smart Loading Zone pilot program this week. This pilot is the result of a $100,000 grant awarded to the City by Automotus.

FLASH announced the acquisition of Ticketech, the parking technology leader in New York City. The acquisition expands the network of customers running FLASH’s Mobility Hub Operating System and connects New York City’s $22 billion dollar parking market to the emerging mobility marketplace. 

HONK and Sun Country Highway, a full-service EV solution provider, announced today a partnership that streamlines the paid EV charging experience across North America. Starting immediately, parking operators and real estate owners can install Sun Country Highway EV Charging Stations and run payment processing directly through HONK while utilizing their standard parking enforcement.

Sheeva.AI, a leading in-car payments and connected vehicle solutions provider, announced that it is kicking off a pilot with Millennium Parking Garages and Civic Infrastructure Collaborative. The pilot is part of the Millennium Gateway Innovation Lab, a cross-sector effort to develop tech-enabled solutions for smart infrastructure management, integrate parking more fully into urban transportation systems. 

Visitors of Century Square, a mixed-use development in College Station, TX, developed by Midway, will now be able to pay for parking quickly and easily using T2 MobilePay, an innovative mobile payment platform.

Gtechna announces its 30th anniversary. It’s an opportunity to highlight partners and highly trained professionals that make gtechna a market leader in North America. “While we may be celebrating our anniversary, we really couldn’t have done it without the incredible partnerships we’ve built over the years,” says Executive Vice President Michel Guay

Melitron Corporation is offering contract manufacturing services of electric vehicle chargers to original equipment manufacturers in North America. The company announced that it now offers contract manufacturing of EV charging station hardware, and is open to collaborative technology partnerships in Canada and the United States.

In Buffalo NY, Allpro Parking announced the immediate launch of Allpro Flex Parking, a program created to meet the needs of the modern, hybrid worker. “The Allpro Flex Parking program will serve the many employees that have worked remotely and will now return to their offices part-time.” said Richard A. Serra, President, Partner, and CEO, at Allpro Parking.

Starting in May, the City of Columbus will begin replacing parking meters with new pay-by-plate kiosks to modernize and streamline the payment process for customers. Mobile payment using the ParkColumbus app will continue to be a convenient option. 

INRIX, Inc. announced INRIX Parking Demand, a first-of-its-kind innovation to identify exact areas in each city experiencing high parking demand and predict future needs. By combining up-to-date parking and vehicle data, automakers, businesses, and cities now have access to accurate parking predictions to help reduce congestion, stress, and tail pipe emissions.

Parker Technology has kicked off its third year of the Parker Advisory Board. This year’s board is comprised of 7 members from various market segments across the U.S. Longstanding members include: Brandy Stanley, Parking Services Manager with City of Las Vegas; Julie Dixon, President of Dixon Resources; Rob DeMayo, Director of Transportation Services at Penn State University; Chuck Stills, VP of Operations with Platinum Parking; Melinda Alonzo, Director of Parking and Transit Services at Arizona State University. This year’s newest members include: Rick Serra, President & CEO of Allpro Parking; and Rob Bartlett, Regional Manager with Secure Parking USA.

Beam Global announced the U.S. General Services Administration Office of Fleet Management awarded Beam Global a Federal Blanket Purchase Agreement for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment and Ancillary Services. Beam Global also announced it was named the winner of a silver Stevie Award in the Achievement in Product Innovation category in The 20th Annual American Business Awards. The company has also announced Q1 was also the second biggest quarter for deliveries in Beam’s history following the record fourth quarter 2021.

ParkEngage has partnered with New York City parking operator, City Parking, to provide numerous electronic reservation services at the parking facilities serving Yankee Stadium. This system will improve parking for the hundreds of thousands of visitors at Yankee Stadium each year.

The Christian Street Parking Garage, spearheading the future home of the Lancaster Public Library and 4,500 square feet of new retail space opened to the public May 16, 2022. The nine story, 359-space parking garage, located at 151 North Queen Street, will continue to fill a need in the downtown core.

SP Plus Corporation has been selected by the City of Rochester, Minnesota to provide parking management services. Under the agreement with the City, SP+ now manages more than 4,300 parking spaces located within six public parking ramp facilities and five surface lots, which includes special event management services during convention center events.

Fleet Advantage recognized Air Quality Awareness Week 2022 (celebrated May 2 – 6) by offering complimentary Emissions Scorecards for corporate transportation fleets in its ongoing efforts to promote better air quality.

The City of Columbus will begin replacing parking meters with new pay-by-plate kiosks. The Division of Parking Services will begin meter removal on May 3 in the Brewery District, then move north through downtown Columbus, the Short North Arts District and the University District as kiosks are installed.

Parking in Cincinnati just got easier with the introduction of PayByPhone. PayByPhone now offers safe, convenient parking payment for over 5,000 parking spaces throughout the city. “We’re thrilled to include Redondo Beach on the growing list of cities in California offering PayByPhone’s contactless parking services,” said Carmen Donnell, Managing Director, NA at PayByPhone. Drivers in Redondo Beach can now enjoy the convenience of paying for parking with the PayByPhone app on their own personal devices. The company is also introducing its contactless parking services in the city of Richmond,” said Donnell.




Article contributed by the Parking PT team.
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