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.”
Numbers in green show how many stalls are open. Red lights indicate that a floor is full.
Those red and green lights outside Colorado State University’s Lake Street parking garage aren’t inspired by the holidays. And they aren’t gasoline prices at some new station, either.
CSU Parking and Transportation Services has installed a sensor-based parking guidance system, with displays outside the entrances revealing the number of spots available on each particular floor.
Numbers in green show how many parking stalls are open. Red lights indicate that a particular floor is full.
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.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel sought to jump-start his second-term agenda Wednesday, pitching a plan to allow drivers to reserve airport parking spaces for an extra $10 a day, hitting up off-site airport parking companies for 10 percent of their take and winning approval of a plan to borrow $1.1 billion to shore up the city's shaky finances.
The airport proposal unveiled at the City Council meeting is a way for Emanuel to provide higher-end services to travelers and also protect paid parking at O'Hare International Airport from being undercut by lower-cost garages in nearby suburbs.
Drivers could reserve parking spaces for an extra $10 a day at O'Hare and Midway, and the city eventually wants to offer amenities like car washing, detailing and maintenance services for people who leave their cars at the airports while flying out of town. Emanuel's ordinance also sets the stage for a "frequent parker program" that would allow people who park often at the airports to earn awards.