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Premium Parking announced its acquisition of Buffalo-based Allpro Parking LLC. The transaction combines two leaders in parking management, aligning Allpro’s operational expertise, strong leadership and community-minded service with Premium’s full-stack, customer-first technology. The acquisition also expands Premium’s presence across the Midwest and Northeast, creating the nation’s largest network of entrepreneur-led parking markets.

Propark Mobility announced that the company has purchased Los Angeles-based Imperial Parking Industries, Inc. expanding its area portfolio by 75 percent. “As a leader in the Los Angeles area, Imperial Parking offers a regional expertise that, when combined with Propark’s national network and back-end systems, will propel both companies forward,” said David Schmid, Propark’s Chief Investment Officer. Propark Mobility announced that Brenda Freije has been promoted to Vice President of Business Analytics. After joining Propark in 2019, Brenda quickly became an integral member of the company’s Business Analytics Division.

eleven-x has been awarded a contract by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to improve the parking experience on the 104-acre main campus by enabling a frictionless parking experience for students, faculty, visitors and staff. The company will deploy its eXactpark parking monitoring solution, which combines sensor-based space occupancy monitoring, real-time data, and intelligent enforcement amongst other features based on its comprehensive software platform.

Genetec Inc. announced that the Miami Marlins Major League Baseball team has dramatically reduced parking wait times and improved parking payment compliance at its home stadium, loanDepot park, using Genetec AutoVu Free-Flow and the AutoVu Mobile Post Payment plug-in. The high-tech stadium is located in a residential neighborhood in downtown Miami with a challenging roadway infrastructure and few mass transit alternatives. 

WGI, Inc. announced that Matthew Feagins has joined the firm as Senior Parking Designer. A nationally recognized parking consultant with over 30 years of experience, Feagins has overseen the functional design of hundreds of parking structures across the United States. “Matt Feagins is a tremendous addition to the WGI parking design team,” said David Wantman, PE, Chief Executive Officer of WGI Inc.

TagMaster North America, Inc. announces the successful implementation of the TrackFlow – the advanced GTMS – at Spokane International Airport, WA. The high-performance RFID systems and LPR technologies deployed for the Airport address a wide range of challenges in the commercial vehicle sector for ground transportation management, vehicle tracking, auditing, and reporting.

The Southwest Parking and Transportation Association and the California Mobility and Parking Association held their annual conferences in October and November. More than 300 attended the SWPTA event in Las Vegas, and over 400 the CMPA meeting in Los Angeles. The two organizations held their traditional themes, with SWPTA hosting a major networking event while CMPA focused on seminars and a trade show. 

Parker Technology announced that Kent King has joined the team as the new VP of Sales. King comes with 7+ years of experience in the parking and mobility industry and over 16 years of B2B sales experience. In Kent’s role at Parker, he will lead the sales department and will play a crucial role in continuing to expand and grow Parker Technology’s client base. 

Derq has won the Global ITS Innovation Competition at this year’s ITS World Congress, which took place September 18-22 in Los Angeles, CA. As the Global ITS Innovation Competition connects start-up innovators with government representatives, start-up funders, and other innovation technology market leaders, Derq’s industry-leading SENSE and INSIGHT solutions were selected over seven other finalists.

Concord Parking is now providing parking enforcement and parking management services for Kwantlen Polytechnic University on four of its campuses in British Columbia: Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale, and Langley. KPU has become the flagship client of Concord’s new SMRTpass technology, which lets users quickly pay for parking or validate their license plate using only QR codes without having to download an app. As part of the Concord CTRL parking management software, this has proven to be an ideal solution for KPU’s parking challenges.

Fleet Advantage announced that Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Katerina Jones; Senior Fleet Transaction Analyst and Project Manager, Jackie Jacobs, CLFP; and Marketing Manager, Elizabeth Gomez, were recipients of the Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s 2022 Women in Supply Chain Award. Every year, the Women in Supply Chain Award honors female supply chain leaders and executives whose accomplishments, mentorship and examples set a foundation for women in all levels of a company’s supply chain network. Fleet Advantage has been awarded one of the American Logistics Aid Network’s 2022 Humanitarian Logistics Awards in the category of Outstanding Contribution to Disaster Relief Efforts. The company received the award through its Kids Around the Corner Foundation.

Oak View Group, the global venue development, advisory, and investment company for the sports and live entertainment industry, will immediately begin implementing a new preferred parking management technology to optimize parking operations, facilitate payments and deliver real-time business insights at numerous venues through a new partnership with ParkHub, a leading provider of parking software and payments solutions.

The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute has released an industry-wide Environmental Product Declaration for Fabricated Steel Reinforcement Bar used in reinforced concrete construction. The EPD updates CRSI’s previous EPD published in 2017 and is available for download here or on the CRSI website. 

ParkHub has been named to Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000, an annual listing of America’s most successful companies. Founded in 2010, ParkHub provides a fully integrated software and payment processing solution to optimize parking operations, facilitate payments, and deliver real-time business insights to customers in multiple vertical markets, including sports, music & entertainment, higher education, parks & recreation, and other destinations. ParkHub announced the acquisition of Smarking, a leading provider of parking software for commercial real estate owners, parking operators, and municipalities. Through this acquisition, ParkHub broadens its product suite to further support existing customers and expands its presence into new end markets.

The Republic of Srpska, part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, has approximately 100 km of the highway network currently covered by a toll system, including nine toll plazas with about 55 toll lanes. On the highway connecting the cities of Banja Luka and Doboj, the modern toll collection system enables charging all highway users according to their distance traveled and vehicle class. Tattile Basic Short-Range cameras are installed on all entrance lanes to capture ANPR data and obtain fast and secure vehicle transits.

Mobile Smart City has entered a partnership with City of York, ME to provide Pango Mobile Payment for their parking operations. Pango is a customer friendly, easy-to-use app that 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. 

Beam Global announced that a global top 40 company in the oil and gas industry has begun using the company’s EV ARC™ system to provide workplace charging. Beam Global also announced receiving the Sustainability Initiative of the Year award from the Business Intelligence Group in the 2022 Sustainability Awards program. The Sustainability Awards honor those people, teams and organizations who have made sustainability an integral part of their business practice or overall mission.

Neology today announced that public and private sector Transportation Authority leader Carolyn Flowers, has joined the Neology Board of Directors. “Carolyn truly embodies the innovative thinking and problem-solving mindset that we highly value across our teams. She will be pivotal in helping Neology become a world-class smart mobility solutions provider that partners with our customers to help them reduce congestion, improve sustainability, enhance safety, and generate increased revenue,” said Bradley H. Feldmann, Chairman and CEO, Neology. 

Commuters in the Metro Vancouver area using the designated lots along the TransLink line servicing buses, the SkyTrain, and the West Coast Express can now pay for their parked vehicles with the universally acclaimed PayByPhone app. PayByPhone makes the transition to cashless parking payment easy. The app is simple to use, and parking payment transactions can be completed in three quick steps using the following methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Apple Pay, or Google Pay.

Blink Charging Co. and Veris Residential, Inc., a forward-thinking, environmentally and socially conscious REIT that primarily owns, operates, acquires, and develops Class A multifamily properties, today announced the deployment of 24 of Blink’s EV charging ports at Veris Residential’s newly-built, sustainability-focused, luxury apartment high-rise Haus25, located at 25 Christopher Columbus Drive in Jersey City, NJ.

Flowbird Group announced the promotion of Julianne Wilhelm to Vice President of Marketing for the U.S. market. In her new role, Julianne will lead the marketing strategy and enhance communication initiatives for the Flowbird America brand. Julianne joined Flowbird in 2017 with a dual Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Public Relations from the University of South Florida. 

TripShot, a transportation management solution for companies, higher education, cities and more has announced their latest feature, Parking. TripShot is a SaaS platform for powering campus mobility and is the chosen provider of top-tier tech companies as well as other types of campus-based transit programs. TripShot’s announcement marks the first time a TDM solution has connected parking and transit management on campus within one platform.

SP Plus Corporation, a provider of technology-driven mobility solutions for aviation, commercial, hospitality and institutional clients throughout North America, announced its selection by the City of Roanoke, Virginia, to upgrade its parking operations with new technologies and services designed to make garage, surface lot and on-street parking easier for residents and visitors.

TagMaster North America, Inc., deployed the innovative CT-45 LPR camera for a busy Resort at Lake Lanier north of Atlanta in Georgia. ITR’s customer demanded an LPR solution that would effectively, reliably, and accurately read the license plates of all vehicles in their population. This extremely busy DESIGNA PARCS location manages a high volume of daily users with owners, employees, and visitors

Article contributed by the Parking PT team.
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