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Industry News

April 2, 2021

Timothy Haahs & Associates announced the transition to a new leadership team and a company-wide rebranding as THA Consulting, Inc.


ORBCOMM Inc. announced that it has been selected by Booth Transport to provide its asset tracking solutions to monitor their fleet of ISO tanks, road tankers and chassis.


Marston Holdings, the UK’s largest provider of transportation and enforcement services, has announced that it has joined the London-wide pledge to act on engine idling. 


SP Plus Corporation announced that its Bags Aviation Division will offer Check ‘N Fly™ baggage
check-in services to passengers who are departing from Tampa International Airport.


The city of Turlock will become the first in California to install air cleaning devices across its entire operational bus fleet, as it installs a total of 20 AirLabs AirBubbl air cleaning devices in the driver cabins of its buses by the end of the April.


Endera announced the addition of Todd Harman as President of the Corporation. Endera announced it has hired Kevin Hernandez as Chief Commercial Officer to be responsible for leading commercial operations, developing new business, managing client relationships and overseeing the buildout of Endera’s service network.


eleven-x, provider of wireless IoT solutions including smart parking and the patent-pending SPS-X sensor, and Mistall, an image processing and parking monitoring provider, will partner to deploy their new TruSens smart parking solution.


Toledo Ticket Technologies has acquired Oobeo, Inc., a parking technology company specializing in valet management solutions and web-based contactless payment systems. 


Los Angeles World Airports announced the successful removal of a pedestrian bridge that will clear the way for a new Terminal 2 connection to the Automated People Mover Center CTA station via an elevated pedestrian bridge in the future.


Mobile Smart City, a provider of cloud ecosystems for parking & mobility with its Pango and Hectronic Divisions, is deploying its integrated Management Control System for the City of Bend, Oregon’s Centennial Garage. 


T2 Systems’ Mobile Enforcement App now integrates with security solution leader Genetec’s AutoVu automatic license plate recognition system, providing parking operations with a mobile LPR-based enforcement solution.


FlashParking announced the launch of their private scooter fleet solution by teaming with Bird and SwiftMile to offer 24 scooters and three docking stations at two Austin-area parking garages.


The BridgeDECK product line, is the latest addition to Alchemco’s growing array of products, designed to increase the durability and sustainability of concrete structures. 


Clark Pacific, a provider of prefabricated, announced Sacramento State’s Parking Structure 5 has earned Parksmart Gold Recognition.


Complete Coach Works has made the final delivery of two articulated New Flyer buses, rehabilitated including repowering the engines to Cummins Recon ISL, to Capital Area Transit.


Stantec GenerationAV and Swiftmile have entered into a partnership to bring Swiftmile’s Micromobility Hubs to cities, municipalities, and campuses, helping scale adoption of electric micromobility while providing a new platform for integrating AV and connected vehicle technology. 


ANPR smart camera provider Tattile has partnered with Bosch Building Technologies for a plug-in of its Tattile intelligent traffic cameras to be integrated in BVMS – the comprehensive security solution from Bosch. 


Bret Johnson, a veteran in providing credit card processing services to the parking industry has recently started a new role at West Town Payments.


Parkopedia announced the launch of its Japanese subsidiary ‘Parkopedia Japan Limited’ registered in Tokyo, Japan, following continued growth of Parkopedia’s automotive business in Japan, with major Japanese OEM brands including Toyota, Honda, Mazda, and Subaru already working with Parkopedia in various geographies globally.


Metropolis — an artificial intelligence platform that systematizes and consolidates parking solutions — announced it closed $41 million in Series A funding that will catalyze its expansion into 600 locations around the country, including New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle.


Beam Global announced the successful conclusion of the first purchase order issued by Electrify America for thirty of the Company’s EV ARC products. Beam also announced that the Florida Sheriffs Association in partnership with the Florida Association of Counties awarded Beam Global statewide contract. Beam Global announced a sixth utility has purchased an EV ARC™ 2020 system to provide sustainable off-grid EV charging for a pilot program. The company reported its EV ARC™ 2020 system now delivers up to 265 e-miles in a day.


Rich & Associates led the multi-discipline team that designed Ford Motor Company’s new Bagley Parking Hub and is providing ongoing parking engineering consultation through the construction process, which should be completed in 2022.


Access Professional Systems has expanded its Phoenix operations, moving into new offices at 475 E. Monroe Street in Phoenix to accommodate its rapidly growing Arizona workforce.


Cambridge Architectural metal mesh designed to obscure vehicle visibility at Miami’s new Grove Bay public parking garage is also the canvas for a series of bold graphics that pay homage to the historic seaplanes that once flew from the site. 


Manufacturer Westward Industries, in partnership with Municipal Maintenance Equipment, U.S. based dealership, have recently delivered three green and sustainable vehicles to SFO Airport. 


Gtechna announced the recent success of rollouts including University of Wisconsin Green Bay, as well as the towns of South Bruce and Hamilton, Ontario and Cultus Lake, and British Columbia—with the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority and Pittsburgh Parking Authority pending rollouts over the next few months.


With platform partner Amano Europe, Nedap Identification Systems helps organizations by optimizing their vehicle throughput by integrating Nedap’s ANPR Lumo camera and Amano’s Parking Management System.


City of Sydney recently implemented ZipBy in its Sydney CBD car parks. ZipBy USA LLC has been awarded a group purchasing agreement as a Breakthrough Technology: Contactless Parking and Revenue Control Solution with Premier Inc. Hobart Airport is implementing ZipBy to deliver a seamless parking experience for its internal and contracted staff. This is the second car park in Tasmania to introduce ZipBy technology, following Devonport Council introducing it in November 2020.


Fleet Advantage announced significant results provided for their clients and milestones achieved during 2020. The company’s foundation, Kids Around the Corner made a donation of $15,000 to Arc Broward, a South Florida organization dedicated to helping advance and enrich the lives of people with special needs and developmental disabilities.  


“The Quirky World of Parking, Four Decades of Observations, One Parking Space at a Time,” written by Larry J. Cohen, CAPP, a parking executive with 40-years in the industry, is a parking primer 101 master class interlaced with crazy and fascinating stories covering all aspects of the profession.


TIBA Parking Systems, part of the FAAC Group family of companies, announced it has agreed to acquire the Parking Access and Revenue Control System portion of the Dallas, Texas-based, Associated Time Instruments.


Access Professional Systems has promoted Manny Gomez to Technology Implementation Manager for the company’s Phoenix office where he will oversee all operations for the company in Arizona.


NMI has acquired USAePay, a payment solutions company to better serve its joint partners and the market by expanding NMI’s technical capabilities.


Flowbird Group is proud to announce that Carbon County, Pennsylvania, has partnered with Butts Ticket Systems, Flowbird’s local distribution partner, to launch a new Pay-by-Plate parking system.


Cleverciti announced Redwood City’s Central Business District will deploy Cleverciti’s advanced smart parking experience as recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic begins.


Schetky Bus and Van Sales, America’s Electric Bus Dealer, recently sold electric vehicles to Highline, Orcas Island, Lopez Island, Elma and Mary M. Knight school districts, adding EVs to their 2021 fleets. 


Honk announced the launch of a new contactless payment experience at more than 100,000 parking spots across Canada and the United States using App Clips in iOS 14.


Conduent Transportation and Flowbird have been selected by Comutitres, on behalf of its members and the transport authority Ile-de-France Mobilités, to replace all Ile-de-France bus and tram onboard ticketing platforms with next-generation technology.


Cox Communications announced it has initiated a pilot partnership with the city of Las Vegas to trial its smart curbside management solution from Cox2M, aimed at reducing downtown traffic congestion. 



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