The National Parking Association (NPA) announced the winners of its 2016 Innovation Awards at the Annual Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, September 20. The NPA Awards Luncheon occurred during the organization's 65th Annual Convention & Expo in Atlanta.
"The NPA Innovation Awards recognize companies and individuals who demonstrate the highest professionalism and parking best practices while using leadership and state-of-the-art technology to improve safety, sustainability and bottom line results," said NPA president Christine Banning, CAE.
Colorado State University has been recognized as the Innovative Parking Organization of the Year by the National Parking Association (NPA). The award is presented each year to an organization that demonstrates cutting edge expertise, smart city innovation and advancement of technology in the parking industry. CSU was recognized for its pioneering approach to promoting sustainability through the university parking program as well as the introduction of a groundbreaking parking guidance program utilizing industry-leading INDECT technology.
“This is a tremendous honor for Colorado State University and our parking program,” said Doug Mayhew, Associate Director of Parking and Transportation for the university. “The university is committed to promoting sustainability and our parking program is playing an important role in making CSU greener. We are gratified to have our efforts recognized by the parking industry.”
Colorado State University today announced the completion of their latest green parking initiative as part of their vision to remain the greenest university in the USA. The installation of a sensor-based parking guidance system from INDECT USA enhances the LEED certified garage, which has also been designated a Green Garage Demonstrator by the Green Parking Council.
“CSU is committed to sustainability and the INDECT sensor program will make a vital contribution to our efforts to make our campus greener,” said Doug Mayhew, Associate Director of Parking and Transportation for the university. “By guiding parkers directly to open spaces, the parking guidance system minimizes the amount of time spent searching for parking. The program will also dramatically decrease the amount of vehicle exhaust emitted in the structure, and reduce the amount of unnessasary fuel wastage.”
The National Parking Association (NPA) announced the winners of its 2015 Innovation Awards during today’s Innovation Awards Luncheon at NPA’s 64th Annual Convention & Expo being held this week in Miami, Fla.
"Each NPA Innovation Award winner represents excellence, best practices and innovation in the parking industry,” said NPA president Christine Banning, CAE. “The winners demonstrate professionalism and parking best practices while using leadership and state-of-the-art technology to improve safety, sustainability and bottom line results.”
INDECT USA, the parking industry’s leading provider of sensor-based parking guidance systems, today announced that the company has completed a groundbreaking parking guidance installation at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport’s Terminal A. The $176 million program featured the installation of parking sensors in each of the terminal’s 6,050 covered spaces.
The mounted sensors are located above each parking space, offering a clear view to drivers of where open spaces can be found, and what type of parking is permitted in an individual space. Different colors indicate each space’s status: green for available, red for occupied, blue for HP, and white for one hour parking. The lights are clearly visible from several hundred yards away, and signage at the end of each driving aisle also indicates how many spaces, and what types of spaces, are available adjacent to travelers’ departure gates.