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Business owner proposes solution to lack of parking in Chapel Hill, NC - 03.27

New Canaan, CT: Workers take parking that would be for customers - 03.27

Ridgewood, NJ considers automated parking - 03.27

UK: 'Pay less for parking in the rain' plan for seaside town - 03.27

Menlo Park, CA on a mission to provide 'ideal' downtown parking experience - 03.27

Newark, DE: University of Delaware Blue Hen Veterans to ride. Blue Hen Veterans to participate in two-day Face of America bicycle ride - 03.27

Pay to park, pay to build: Beaverton, OR Transportation Division updates - 03.26

Surge Pricing for Parking Could Be Coming to Boston, MA. Here's what that looks like in San Francisco, CA - 03.26

Washington, DC: Democratic Congresswoman’s Parking Job Is The Worst ‘Ever Witnessed’ [VIDEO] - 03.26

Consultant: Parking rate boost will help Asbury, NJ succeed - 03.26

Harrisburg, PA councilwoman calls lower parking rates a subsidy 'to party,' but council approves measure - 03.26

LA CROSSE, WI: Businesses nervous about parking issues expected soon - 03.26

Parking permits, meters look to ease Northwest Portland, OR crowding woes - 03.26

Boca Raton, FL: Town Center mall gets OK to reconfigure parking for valet-seating area - 03.26

Myrtle Beach, SC considers increasing parking meter rates, citation fees - 03.25

Cincinnati, OH: Council, for now, rejects OTR residential parking program - 03.25

Lander, WY Parking Committee Looks for Solution to Downtown Parking - 03.25

Boston, MA: Bike lane plan draws ire: ‘Outrageous’ loss of parking - 03.25

Honolulu, HI: Premium Parking? Waikiki complex offering stalls for $60K - 03.25

Boston. MA Is Finally Installing Smart Parking Meters. Thanks be to god - 03.25


New parking system on the way to Detroit, MI - 03.25

Boone, NC: Times--and Meters--are 'A Changin' - 03.24

Oak Creek, WI, WEDC to help fund $10.5M Froedtert parking structure at Drexel Town Square - 03.24

Kansas City, KS: Indoor parking plan for Mark Twain Tower generating buzz - 03.24

UK: The Goodwood Parking Lot Is The Most Amazing Parking Lot Anywhere - 03.24

San Francisco, CA Parking Officials Turn Blind Eye To Double-Parking Churchgoers, Dolores Park Visitors - 03.24

Santa Fe, NM: New Mexico governor’s parking job sparking talk - 03.24

Portland, OR has created parking problems through bad planning - 03.24

Drivers in Harrisburg, PA to get 5-minute grace period after parking meters expire - 03.24

Winston-Salem, NC: Officials say sale of parking deck would benefit city - 03.24

Parking officials announce long-awaited 'grace period' for expired meters in Harrisburg, PA - 03.24

INDIANAPOLIS, IN: Indy businesses are concerned parking venue isn’t being spent properly - 03.23

Easton, PA council to consider allowing parking authority to handle ticket appeals - 03.23

Indianapolis, IN collects more revenue from metered parking - 03.23

E-470 toll technology will soon work for Denver, CO airport parking, too - 03.23

Cars and Global Warming: Are Parking Lots Bad for the Environment? - 03.23

Chicago, IL: Are you paying for parking you’re not using? How parking minimums make urban housing less affordable - 03.23

Belmar, NJ to double parking fees - 03.23

A week in Boston, MA parking tickets: During the last week in Feb., Boston parking enforcement officers issued 17,641 parking tickets - 03.20

New handicap parking ordinance upsetting some in Nazareth, PA - 03.20

Gartner Says Smart Cities Will Use 1.1 Billion Connected Things in 2015. Successful use of IoT in the city is smart parking - 03.20

ASBURY PARK, NJ: Merchants are urging city officials to create more parking for the ever-busy downtown - 03.20

Not many reports of faulty parking meters in Rapid City, SD says police department - 03.20

San Francisco, CA: Construction boom frustrating residents over lost parking - 03.20

La Crosse, WI: Where will all the cars in Lot C go? - 03.20

Fort Myers, FL: Top D.C. lobbyist in ugly parking dispute - 03.20

Chicago, IL: Are you paying for parking you’re not using? How parking minimums make urban housing less affordable - 03.20

Nashville, TN: Woman tries to get refund after parking meter double charges her; Premier Parking - 03.20

Coral Springs, FL officials consider bigger parking garage - 03.19

Los Gatos, CA: Parking requirements for clean air vehicles are coming to town - 03.19

Where can you find free off-street parking in Halifax, Canada tonight? Another Snow Storm and sprin is here. - 03.19

Palo Alto, CA: Downtown parking program delayed after union criticism - 03.19

St. Paul, MN approves bike plan, punts on parking decision - 03.19

Belmar, NJ to double parking fees - 03.19

Boston, MA: Seaport parking garage is subject of $56 million bidding war - 03.19

New Zealand: App to solve parking headaches; mPark - 03.18

Rapid City, SD Council to re-evaluate new graduated parking fine rates - 03.18

Woodstock, GA looking to ease dowtown parking - 03.18

Parking rates in downtown Leesburg, VA change April 6 - 03.18

Parking violations on University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus to be more strictly enforced to fund new buses - 03.18

Tulsa, OK: Lack Of Downtown Parking Creates Financial Headache For Residents - 03.18

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport launches online parking plan - 03.18

Cheaper parking opens at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MN) - 03.18

Yonkers, NY parking passes abused to duck laws - 03.18

Webster, MA: Video of Parking Dispute With Cop Causes Controversy - 03.18

MIAMISBURG, OH: Woman’s rude note over handicapped parking spot goes viral - 03.18

New lower-cost parking option now available at MSP (MN) , Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport - 03.17

Philadelphia, PA: Why parking spaces shouldn’t always be wasted on cars - 03.17

WORCESTER, MA: City sees benefit in turning ballfield into parking lot - 03.17

City workers not playing by Seattle's, WA parking rules - 03.17

Britain's most expensive parking space up for sale. Triple-bay space costs nearly twice as much as the average UK house - 03.17

Atlanta (GA) Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport offers parking reservations for some lots - 03.17

Why Do So Many People in Hawaii Do Their Parking Backwards? - 03.17

PANAMA CITY BEACH: Video of Crowded Walmart Parking Lot Goes Viral - 03.17

Chicago, IL: Mapping the Parking Lots That Need to be Developed Pronto - 03.17

CASCADE TWP., MI: More parking spots coming to Ford Airport - 03.17

Toronto, Canada: Condo buyers, in ‘enormous shift,’ saying no thanks to parking - 03.16

Moorestown, NJ has considered replacing meters with kiosks, but residents are opposed to paid parking altogether - 03.16

Downtown parking changes stirring up controversy in Ripley, TN - 03.16

Australia: ‘Parking for free too hard? Easy, we’ll charge you’ - 03.16

Tulsa, OK: Parking meters put the squeeze on downtown workers - 03.16

Why Parking In Montreal, Canada Is Fvcked - 03.16

Capitola Village, CA to try three-hour parking experiment - 03.16

Seattle, WA: Capitol Hill businesses say dumpsters take up parking, block right-of-way - 03.15

Parking Madness 2015: Los Angeles, CA vs. Newport News, VA - 03.13

Chicago, IL: Hotel owner, Kennedys spar over Wolf Point parking garage - 03.13

MINNEAPOLIS, MN: $70M North Loop Proposal Features More Green Space, Parking - 03.13

Bayside Village, NY: Parking study aims to improve Bell Boulevard - 03.13

Bethesda, MD: Elected Officials Ask NIH To Reconsider Parking Spaces On Bethesda Campus - 03.13

Rapid City, SD: Downtown businesses back an extra hour for timed parking spots - 03.13

Ticketing for parking violations in Bayonne, NJ to resume tomorrow - 03.13

India: What is it with parking in Mumbai? Jerry Seinfeld's Indian debut cancelled - 03.13

St. Petersburg's (FL) arts and crafts museum begins parking deck - 03.13

UK: In a pickle. Wooing voters by making it harder to find a parking space - 03.13

UK: Motorists set to benefit from new parking laws - 03.12

Salem, MA: ‘Green Bonds’ for a Parking Garage? - 03.12

Parking Violation Device Stolen From Gardner, MA Police Cruiser - 03.12

Canada, Kelowna, BC: Will parking rates increase? - 03.12

bike parking canopy proposed by NL architects in the netherlands - 03.12

Parking Industry / Company News

Are You Leaving Money on the Table? Bring in more revenue with Complus Data's Industry Leading Citation Management! Visit us at Booth #318 at #PIE2015!

Propark America is Winning Bidder for eBay Parking Contract - 03.27

IPS Group: We'll see you at ‪#‎PIE2015‬!Come visit us and see our innovative products at Booth #405 - 03.27

A Beautiful Sunny Crispy Day in Chicago! Temps reaching 30F. Sizzling Hot in the Hyatt Regency O'Hare! The Windy City Open Ballroom Dancers are here and Parking Folks are on the way to join in the PT dance. ‪#‎PIE2015‬ about to begin!

Will a new parking app take the romance out of feeding the meter in Minneapolis, MN? Parkmobile - 03.27

Complus Data Innovations, Inc. Continues to Drive Revenue - 03.27

Canopy Airport Parking Expands Partnership with E-470 Installs automated billing equipment to serve ExpressToll and Canopy customers - 03.27

RUGGED N5Print: UNPRECEDENTED PUBLIC SAFETY MOBILITY DEVICE Cite, Issue, Print and Upload all from the Palm of Your Hand - United Public Safety - 03.27

Sunday in the Park with George, or Astrid at ‪#‎PIE‬ 2015 Boot Camp -- Georges Seurat's A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte at Art Institute of Chicago - Pixel us in - 03.26

MobileNOW! Expands Mobile Payments in Downtown Athens, GA - 03.26

Forgot change? Alameda's, CA meters will soon take credit cards; IPS Group, Inc. - 03.26

Minneapolis, MN to introduce 'Pay-By-Phone' parking in May - 03.26

Scheidt & Bachmann is excited to return to the Windy City to participate in the Parking Industry Exhibition #PIE from March 29 – 31, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare - 03.26

Passport is a proud sponsor of PIE Casino Night: We'll see you at #PIE 2015 - 03.26

Los Gatos, CA: New parking technology coming to downtown; VIMOC Technologies - 03.26

Parking in Norfolk, VA gets high tech; Passport Mobile Pay - 03.26

The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (TN), parking companies reach agreement; The Parking Spot and Park 'N Fly - 03.26

Bethlehem, PA installs new credit card meters, also orders new parking lot pay stations; Bethlehem Parking Authority - 03.25

Tuesday March 31st, 2015 at #PIE2105 - Seminars Galore -- PIE 2015 Begins in just 3 Days - 03.25

You may soon be able to feed that parking meter with your smartphone in Minneapolis, MN; Parkmobile - 03.25

Introducing Simkar’s EN2 LED series energy efficient LED industrial vaportight fixtures - 03.25

HUB Parking Technology USA, Inc. is pleased to announce the following additions to the team - 03.25

Curb service, Pittsburgh, PA: Feeding a parking meter from a distance; Parkmobile - 03.25

Study recommends parking meters, new garage in downtown Meriden, CT; Fuss & O’Neill - 03.25

Can't find a parking space? Two new apps will find an empty spot for you in Chattanooga, TN; LetMeParkIt; ParkParrot - 03.25

The Importance of Online Branding (and Conversions) – March 31st, 2015 Tuesday PIE Seminar with Mike Harley, SMC Software - PIE 2015 only 5 days away - 03.24

ParkMe App Currently Used In Santa Monica, CA Expands To Venice, Hollywood; Xerox - 03.24

Could parking go from $30 to $1,200 in Asbury, NJ? Desman Associates - 03.24

Clear Token Mobile Payment Platform and Extended Parking Meter Battery Pack now available! - 03.24

A Successful Start for ParkCloud and Trenitalia - 03.24

Arlington, VA: Successor to iPark Devices Now Available; EasyPark - 03.23

“Coin is still king” as Dallas, TX leaders aim to expand parking payment options; ParkMe app - 03.23

Parking officials agree to rate reductions starting in April, Harrisburg, PA Mayor Eric Papenfuse says; Pango - 03.23

SMC Software and eMarketing247 Suspend Acquisition Talks - 03.23

Don't miss out on attending PIE 2015! Your first chance of the year to see all the latest and greatest from the leading Parking Industry Suppliers. Over 100 exhibiting companies will be there - will you? - PIE 2015 only 6 Days away - 03.23

Valet parking program gathers speed in Stuart, FL; The Parking Solution - 03.23

Parking fees for Ridgewood's (NJ) pay-by-phone service are set; ParkMobile - 03.23

Boston, MA: Parking struggle discouraging some from using MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority); Donald Shoup - 03.23

Pittsburgh (PA) Parking Authority: Phone app could be used to pay for parking at meters. Albany Parking Authority; Parkmobile - 03.23

Bangor, ME official: ‘Car shuffling’ by downtown workers behind paid parking proposal; Republic Parking - 03.20

Only one week to ‪#‎PIE‬ 2015! See You in Chicago, March 29 - April 1, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare, Rosemont, IL - 03.20

MobileNOW! Supports Economic Development in Bethlehem, PA - 03.20

Parking Wars Play Out Differently in Two N.J. Cities; Camden’s Parking Authority - 03.20

EPCO Signs Ryall Group as New Sales Agency Representing Colorado and Southern Wyoming - 03.20


Don’t miss out on attending PIE 2015! Tuesday, March 31, 2015: Revenue Control Systems Review 2015. In-depth sessions with PARCS companies at PIE! DESIGNA, ParkingSoft, Secom Intl., and HUB Parking Technologies/Zeag - 03.19

Chattanooga, TN startup LetMeParkIt To “Recycle” Underutilized Parking Inventory. Company Hopes To Disrupt $100 Billion Worldwide Parking Industry - 03.19

Parking garage in Lancaster, PA sets up fence and signs to help prevent suicide; Lancaster Parking Authority Executive Director, Larry Cohen - 03.19

Two electric charging stations to be installed at two Pittsburgh (PA) Parking Authority garages; EverPower - 03.19

Two firms compete for downtown Waterloo, IA parking contract; Republic Parking Systems; ABM Parking Services - 03.19

Parking lot dangers: How to stay away from accidents, even at slow speeds; Casey Jones, SP Plus - 03.19

Lowell Harwood, RIP - JVH PT Blog - 03.19

Impark works to improve service at Staten Island, NY Ferry parking sites - 03.19

The Pittsburgh (PA) Stadium Authority to examine 3rd parking garage on North Shore; Walker Parking Consultants - 03.18

Dennis Cunning, the most popular presenter at PIE returns in 2015 - 03.18

Ohio State University CFO Geoff Chatas says parking deal, new job are not linked; QIC Global Infrastructure, CampusParc - 03.18

City of Columbia, SC opts for smartphone payment program for downtown parking meters; Passport - 03.18

City, merchants association to build 160-space parking lot in Avondale, AL; Birmingham Parking Authority - 03.18

Car that Newport Beach, CA valet gave to thief turns up in parking lot; LAZ Parking - 03.18

The Pittsburgh Stadium Authority (PA), Alco Parking to continue free T service between North Shore, Downtown - 03.18

British Parking Awards - JVH ParkingToday Blog - 03.17

Should Cities, Universities, or Hospitals use Public Funds to Join the IPI or NPA? JVH #ParkingToday Blog - 03.17

Baltimore, MD: Mobile app finds homes with parking; ParkRE - 03.17

Innovative and exciting seminar sessions planned for PIE 2015! On Street Parking Solutions with Julie Dixon, Dixon Resources Unlimited - 03.16

City of Edmonton, Canada taking early steps on new parking deal with Pogo - 03.16

Driverless vehicles to transform cityscapes; Uber, Lyft, ZipCar - 03.16

Perth, UK car park operator insists new system works; Smart Parking Ltd - 03.16

Silver Spring Networks aims to speed innovation and competitiveness through Bristol’s (UK) smart city programme - 03.16

Carolina Beach, NC parking yielded a quarter-million more in 2014; SP Plus - 03.16

Pre-paid parking now offered at Hilton Head (SC) Island Airport; Republic Parking System - 03.16

SuzoHapp expands its Cash Handling Technology through the Acquisition of SCAN COIN, a Global Leader in Coin and Bank Note Processing Solutions - 03.16

Longtime battle between off-site parking, Nashville, TN airport heats up; Executive Travel and Parking - 03.16

The tricky practice of pricing parking; NelsonNygaard Consulting Associates - 03.13

Take off to the next level with PIE 2015: Sunday, 03.29.2015 - Join us for Exibitor Camp Seminar! - 03.13

Swarthmore, PA eyes mobile payment tech for parking meters; Passport - 03.13

New find-your-car, surveillance parking technology to launch at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport; Park Assist - 03.13

New app makes paid parking at Washington Park, Oregon Zoo, easier; Passport - 03.13

MobileNOW! Partners with Bethlehem, PA to Drive Mobile Payment Adoption; Yields Highest Results to Date - 03.12

Parkmobile, LLC Named a TAG Top 10 Innovative Technology Company - 03.12

"Cloud based," "ip, "on line." Tom Wunk's Technology Camp at #PIE 2015 - 03.12

Portland Parks & Recreation’s Washington Park Introduces New, Free Pay-by-Phone Parking App, Passport - 03.12

Complus Data Innovations, Inc. Expanding Business Development Team with Industry Veteran - 03.12

LESCO, Inc. New Sales Agency for EPCO - 03.12

Metered response: Pay to play for light-rail parking in Aurora, CO? Maybe; Kimley-Horn - 03.12

The Parking Authority of Baltimore, MD offering free access to secure bike parking facility downtown - 01.11

Ocean City, MD Eyes Mobile Pay Parking App For Coming Season. A plan to collect proposals for a pay-by-phone smart phone app for Cale parking meter program - 03.11

Trenton's (NJ) parking study reveals squandered source of revenue for cash-strapped city; The Trenton Parking Authority; Beir Associates - 03.11

EPCO’s New Energy-Efficient, Highly Reliable Parking Garage LED Luminaire Fixture Raises the Bar on Performance with More Usable Lumens per Watt for Standard and Wet-Locations - 03.11

Complus Data Innovations Unveils Real-Time Handheld Interface with Passport - 03.11

Nelson/Nygaard selected for downtown Binghamton, NY parking study - 03.11

#PIE 2015 Celebrating 20 Years of Service to the Parking Industry! Don’t miss out on this year’s outstanding educational seminars. Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont (Chicago) March 29 – April 1, 2015

New committee pushes for paid parking in downtown Bangor, ME; Republic Parking - 03.11

TagMaster NA at #PIE 2015. Expo: March 29 - April 1, 2015. Hyatt Regency O'Hare (Rosemont) Chicago, IL - 03.11

Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport to be the first U.S. Airport with a Camera-Based Parking Guidance System - 03.11

PIE 2015 Educational Seminars! New Seminar Just Added: 3M and its Parking Customers - 03.10

Study checks parking trends in downtown St. Paul, MN; Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates - 03.10

Trenton, NJ parking study finds 'massive handicapped parking abuse,' recommends sweeping changes; Trenton Parking Authority - 03.10

PayByPhone was announced to be one of only 44 apps in the world launched with the Apple Watch! - 03.10

Unitronics to build largest automated car park in North America - 03.10

Parking in Madrid | RFID at Industrial Plants | TechTip | PIE 2015 - 03.10

Tuesday & Wednesday Seminars at #PIE 2015 - Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont (Chicago) March 29 - April 1, 2015

General EDUCATIONAL Sessions


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

8:00 am - 9:00 am 

Revenue Control Systems Review 2015 part 3     NOT TO BE MISSED FOR 2015!

Confused about which Revenue Control System to buy? Here is a place to start. Each vendor exhibiting at PIE has been given 15 minutes to present their newest and best. Then you will be able to go to the exhibit hall and see it in person. As vendors sign up, we will be scheduling them in these PARCS Primers.


Participants : Designa, ParkingSoft, Secom International, HUB Parking Technologies/Zeag

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Parking enforcement- a hospitality service? Of course it is!

It's not all about revenue. Parking- visitors first and last contact with downtown. Why we are "Parking Ambassadors" not parking enforcement or compliance officers. The personal touch, making a positive impression and welcoming visitors. Tools of the trade. Parking Revenue stays downtown. Why merchants would fight to keep the meters.


Presenter : Barry Cole, Chief Parking Ambassador, City of Petoskey, MI

8:00 am - 9:00 am 

Automated Parking Best Practices & Applications   NEW DAY AND TIME!

Automated Parking Garages provide an excellent alternative to standard bricks and mortar facilities. Often they are faster, less expensive, and FIT in places conventional garages simply cannot.  Come listen to experts extoll the virtues of these mechanical marvels. They work. They are reliable, and often enable you to proceed with a project that is otherwise impossible.


Presenters : Paula Reddish Zinnemann, Park Plus Inc., Donald R. Monahan, VP, Walker Parking Consultants, Yair Goldberg, CEO, Unitronics Systems, Michael O'Bryan, Park Plus Inc., David LoCoco, Watry Design SF, Wes Guckert, Traffic Group, MD

9:15 am - 10:30 am

Parking Today’s Experts Panel : Chip and PIN – EMV Updates  UPDATED FOR 2015!

There has been much discussion about “chip and pin” and EMV.  What does it all mean? Will I have to change all my equipment?  Can I get by with “Chip and Signature?”  What are my options?  If you take credit cards, and virtually everyone does, this is the seminar that will answer your questions, and perhaps give you one less thing to worry about.


Presenter : Dave Witts, CreditCall

10:45 am - 11:45 am

Parking and Diversity.  Can they all exist in the same parking program?

Dr. Harkins brings his experience as head public safety, transportation, and parking of the one of the Lone Star State’s largest universities to bear on the real issues, political and administrative, that affect these programs in a large, complex, organization. He promises to bring support troops as well as his personal experience to this most engaging session.


Presenter : Gerald (Bob) Harkins, EED, University of Texas

10:45 am - 11:45 am

How to Engage and Define your Stakeholders

Do you have a RFP coming out soon? Have you engaged all of the affected parties? Do you have a parking problem downtown that requires input from multiple groups? Is it difficult to get the information and participation levels that you need? Identifying the key stakeholders is a critical component of a successful parking program. This session will focus on how to identify who needs to be involved, how to extract the information that you need, and retain their ongoing involvement throughout the project.


David Cooker, Senior Associate of Dixon Resources Unlimited, will outline how to spread the word, where to hold the meetings to maximize attendance, and how to be an effective moderator. We will review case studies that will include project experience and examples of an effective level of stakeholder engagement.


Presenter : David Cooker, Senior Associate, Dixon Resources Unlimited

10:45 am - 11:45 am

The Importance of Online Branding (and Conversions)

People are moving towards pull marketing as opposed to push marketing. Push meaning you’re going to the consumer; pull meaning the consumer is coming to you. More companies should now be focusing on pull branding, or online branding. This engaging session will prepare your business for the next 5 years.


For a sneak peek at this exciting seminar, CLICK HERE to see Mike's promo video teaser!


Presenter : Mike Harley, SMC Software


General EDUCATIONAL Sessions


General Sessions

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

8:30 am - 9:30 am

PTT Q and A Session     NEW DAY AND TIME!

Parking Technology Today Editor John Van Horn takes up where PTT left off in its interview with T2’s Blake Laufer.  The so called technology wunderkind (Blake not John) has a lot to say about technology and its impact on parking. Where are we, where should we be, and where are we going. Find out what Blake has to say in this one hour give and take.  


Presenter : Blake Laufer, T2 Systems & John Van Horn, PTT

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Technology in Europe

Parking Today’s roving European Editor talks about Technology, Parking, and his home turf, be it the UK, Europe, or the Middle East. He’s funny, he’s sarcastic, he tells it like it is. Peter doesn’t pull punches when he says this technology works, and the other one doesn’t. Europe is often the proving grounds for tech years before it appears in the US. Peter Guest will tell you what to expect, and what not.


Presenter : Peter Guest, Parking Today’s European Corespondent



8:30 am - 9:30 am 

The Challenges of Pay by Plate

The problem with a lot of pay by plate parking terminals is that about 1 percent of customers will input the incorrect plate number. What is meant by this is that oftentimes the parker does not even realize it, but he is introducing an invalid or incorrect character into the parking rights system. Navigating this slippery slope poses many risks. Obtaining automation and increased productivity need not come at the cost of disgruntled customers. The unreliability and the uncertainty that this engenders could create a snowball effect and as vendors and operators we need to be careful. There are ways to address this before it becomes a major problem. 


Presenter : Sergio Mastronardi – Gtechna

9:45 am - 10:45 am

Integrate your reservation system with your revenue control system     NEW DAY AND TIME!    PRESENTERS UPDATED!

Apps for parking reservations are becoming pervasive in our industry. But just because someone has an app doesn’t mean that it’s connected to your facility. Aashish Dalal discusses the options you have and the pluses and minuses of having an on line real time reservation system connected to your parking operation.


Presenter : Jens Weitzel, SVP, ParkWhiz, Harlan Karp, CEO, Parkonect, LLC., Wen Sang, CEO, Smarking, Inc.

9:45 am - 10:45 am

Video Analytics - Are We There Yet?

Analyzing your parking data beyond License Plate recognition. Software now can review your video recordings and find trends, discover occupancy information, help with staffing and even revenue control. Imagine a drone flying over your campus, be it university, city, hospital, or shopping center, and enabling you to accurately predict traffic patterns, occupancy rates or congestion. Peter Lange uses Video Analytics at Texas A and M. This is the place to come to find out how and why.


Presenter : Peter Lange, Texas A & M University


9:45 am - 10:45 am

Defining the Effects of Technology on Today’s Parking Operations    

Dr. Chance is certainly among the most elegant of PIE’s presenters and her presentations are outstanding in form and substance. For 2015 she told us she and her crew want to consider how to approach our industry and discuss the real concerns of technology and its impact on us. She promises a full description as time draws near.


Presenter : Barbara Chance, PhD, CHANCE Management Advisors, Inc. and Joe Sciulli, VP CHANCE Management Advisors, Inc.


11:00 am - 12:00 pm

7 Reasons The Parking Industry Is Under Attack Like Never Before

What are the 7 biggest threats to the parking industry in 2015? Surprise, it is no longer the garage across the street! Join this session and learn how to gain market share and grow your business despite the challenges to parking created by transportation in the digital age.


Presenter : Mark Lawrence, CEO Spot Hero


11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cladding Parking Garages with Translucent Materials

As speakers, we want to feature case studies of cladding parking garages with translucent durable glowing materials. We believe this will be of great value to many other exhibitors and attendees.


Presenter : Jim Diffendal , Midwest Regional Manager, CPI Daylighting


11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Technology and Parking Operators     NEW SEMINAR JUST ADDED!

Using High Tech to bring back human touch to operations. Guidance, Collections, Reservations – All add up to a Parking Aura. See how operators and owners can use technology to give a modern, satisfying experience to their customers. Operators have realized that its all about people, and they’re leveraging technology to bring humanity back to parking.


Presenter : Patrick Ryan, Vice President, Innovation & Marketing, LAZ Parking

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