International Parking Design has launched its newly designed website, which features easy navigation, streamlined menus and plenty of visual content. Visit and explore the site – www.ipd-global.com – for current projects, news, accomplishments and social media.
MobileNOW! brings electronic permits to The University of Texas Arlington. The company has launched a license plate-based, virtual permit system for campus visitors. The project is underway with the start of the spring 2015 semester.
T2 Systems has announced that its Digital Luke II has been selected, through reseller Integrated Technical Systems, as an approved solution for multi-space parking meters by the Massachusetts Metropolitan Area Planning Council. The result of this collective procurement process is that any municipality in the state can contract directly with any of the approved vendors.
Sioux Corp. has announced that its Quality Management System is now certified to ISO 9001:2008 standards. With quality and reliability as hallmarks of its equipment, and the company began implementing changes to meet ISO standards in early 2014.
Gates Capital Resources, an affiliate of private Cleveland investment firm Gates Group Capital Partners, has provided $35.5 million of financing for a new downtown parking garage in Nashville, as part of a public-private partnership. The funding will be used for design, site acquisition, construction, and equipping of the garage.
John Beehler has joined Complus Data Innovations as its East Coast Director of Business Development. He will be responsible for assisting with relationship-building, sales leadership, and new client acquisition in the Eastern U.S. He previously held key business development positions with Verizon Wireless and AT&T.
The Metric Group factory in Swindon, UK, is shipping parking machines around the world. Its exclusive U.S. distributor, Amano, has ordered more than 70 machines for projects it has won. Its exclusive Australian distributor, TMA, has ordered machines for Sydney University. Its Mexican distributor, Sicpar, is investing in Metric’s web-hosted ASLAN back-office system. Dual-power machines are being shipped to its Cyprus distributor, Cirilli, while other machines, with a local card reader development, are on their way to the Czech Republic.
Spancrete has hired Partha Ramakrishnan as the newest member of its Chicago Business Development Team. The experienced and accomplished precast engineer previously worked in the industry for manufacturers whose specialties include structural and high-end architectural precast products.
Timothy Lecher, a 26-year veteran in electrical manufacturing sales and management, has joined Engineered Products Co. as its Eastern Region Sales Manager. Company President Jack Schuster said, “Tim’s track record reflects a highly successful sales and management professional in our industry.”
Carl Walker Inc., to expand its parking planning sector and further serve clients’ needs, recently added new staff to its Studies & Operations Consulting group: Andrew Miller, AICP, was hired as a Senior Planner/Senior Project Manager, and Jon Forster as a Parking Specialist. Also, Fabio Serrato, P.E., was promoted to Principal of its Dallas office, with responsibility for leading business development and client service for the New Parking Structures and Restoration sectors in the south and west regions. Paul Uhrig, a 20-year veteran of the firm,was promoted to Office Manager in Philadelphia.
A North Texas “mentor/protégé venture,” formed by mentor McCarthy Building Cos., a Texas builder for 36 years, and protégé Tillage Construction, one of the nation’s fastest-growing, 100% minority-owned construction companies, broke ground Jan. 6 on the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Terminal E enhanced parking structure.
The Massachusetts Metropolitan Area Planning Council has selected Passport as its vendor of mobile pay services. As a result of this collective procurement process, any municipality in the state now has the option to contract directly with any of the approved vendors. In other news, Passport has partnered with the City of Boston to deploy ParkBoston, the region’s largest mobile pay program. In addition, the City of Tucson has released GoTucson, a service developed in partnership with Passport that allows users to pay for on-street parking and purchase transit fares through a mobile application.
Jones Lang LaSalle Income Property Trust has acquired the six-story, 366-stall parking garage known as Ohio-Ontario Self Park in Chicago’s River North area. The garage is a component of a mixed-use development that contains a 59-story, 364-unit condominium tower with its own deeded parking and ground-level retail. The purchase price was $16.9 million.
The City of Twin Falls chose gtechna to implement a parking, permit and code management app on a Samsung Galaxy Tab®. Twin Falls, the largest city in a 100-mile radius that includes the Nevada border, is a giant with respect to leading U.S. cities moving toward high tech solutions. The city is the first in North America to embrace a fully integrated Android™ enforcement software app that allows officers to seamlessly move between, not two, but three key areas of municipal enforcement when in the field: parking and permit management as well as code enforcement, in one unified experience.
It can send a feeling of panic through your body, right down into your wallet. But today an app will become active that could ease the worries of getting a parking ticket at an expired meter. Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton will announce Thursday the activation of the Pango smartphone app at Phoenix parking meters that accept credit cards. Once a user downloads the app, and finds a parking space in downtown Phoenix, they enter the meter number into the app and choose the amount of time they plan to use. Pango’s contract with the city allows it to charge an additional 7 cents on top of the parking fee.