Cubic Transportation Systems announced it received the industry’s first certification from the Association of German Transport Companies under new standards for an Internet-based sales office system for the issue and administration of contactless smart card-based e-tickets using off-the-shelf hardware. After two years of field use with its client Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (RMV), the Cubic vHGS solution received certification against the rigorous German eTicket standards, validating the technical approach and providing a model for other providers.
InterPark, LLC, , has completed its purchase of 300 E. Pratt in downtown Baltimore, which represents the best remaining developable parcel of open land in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. InterPark intends to co-develop the site into a mixed use project and has enlisted Cushman & Wakefield to identify and select a development partner. With strong demand for both office and residential properties along the Pratt St. corridor, InterPark has retained Forum Studio of St. Louis to complete several design concepts for the site, including multi-use options for hotel, residential, office, retail and parking.
Scheidt & Bachmann continues to expand its PARCS project portfolio in the West Coast by recently signing with the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk to install a new, fully automated parking system for the famous historical landmark. This is the first project for S&B in Santa Cruz and S&B will be partnering with the Santa Cruz Seaside Company to install a state-of-the-art revenue control system that will include entry lanes, exit lanes, automatic pay stations, bar-code readers and integrated validation program. The project is scheduled to begin installation in the first quarter of 2014. The company was also selected by the City of Las Vegas to provide complete turnkey parking solutions for the Neonopolis Parking Garage in Las Vegas. The parking garage for the large retail center owned by the City consists of two entry lanes, three exit lanes, and four pay stations. The project is slated to open in April of 2014.
Deicing manufacturer, Cryotech Deicing Technology, and aviation fuel and service supplier, Avfuel, have partnered to bring Cryotech’s deicing solutions to the general aviation market. Avfuel will market and distribute Cryotech’s full line of aircraft deicing fluids in the United States beginning this season.
CTLGroup, a global expert engineering consulting and materials science firm, is pleased to announce Brent Nixon, Ph.D., P.E., as the company’s new President and Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Nixon will lead the strategic growth and diversification of CTLGroup into the future, building on the firm’s foundation in forensic engineering and construction materials research and development.
Digital Payment Technologies (DPT) announced that the University of British Columbia (UBC) has implemented License Plate-Enabled Parking, which uses 44 LUKE II multi-space parking pay stations operating in Pay-by-License Plate (PBL) mode and the company’s cloud-based Enterprise Management System (EMS). This new parking system provides consumers with a more convenient and consistent parking experience, and will streamline the university’s parking management operations.
Spancrete®, designers and manufacturers of innovative precast concrete building systems, has announced the addition of Per Faivre as director of construction services. In this new position, Faivre will focus on implementing the Spancrete® commitment to increasing value for customers and maximizing efficiency through all phases of the precast project.
Power management company Eaton announced that its Cooper Lighting division has introduced the highly efficient McGraw-Edison TopTier™ parking garage and canopy luminaire. Incorporating WaveStream™ light-emitting diode (LED) technology, the fixture’s superior, patented optical control and patent-pending design improves visual comfort to enhance safety while providing maximum energy savings of up to 76 percent annually.
Lausanne-based company Tinynode entered a partnership with SWARCO. Not only will Tinynode’s solutions show on SWARCO’s portfolio in road safety and traffic management from now on: the technology will be used in SWARCO’s own solutions.
The Russian IT company CROC has implemented an integrated security system to create a safe and comfortable work environment for their employees working at their headquarters. Employees and visitors experience comfortable, user-friendly vehicle access thanks to automatic long-range vehicle identification technology from Nedap AVI, in cooperation with the Russian partner AAM systems. Vehicle access control is part of the integrated security system which is applied at the building facilities of this leading Russian IT company.
Parkopedia, the world’s leading parking information provider, announced that it will be providing Volvo with an in-car parking service globally. Commenting on the announcement, Parkopedia’s CEO Eugene Tsyrklevich said “It is a real honour be partnering with such a forward thinking company as Volvo. We are all very aware that the car of the future is connected and this partnership is an important recognition of the new technologies that are fuelling the automotive industry”.
ECO Parking Lights is proud to have been recognized as a 2013 Indiana Innovation Award Winner honoring them for their ECO FlexTech parking garage fixture. ECO also is happy to announce that the IU Health Neuroscience Center of Excellence building which included a 900 space parking garage was selected as “Americas Best Building of the Year” Grand Prize for New Construction by Buildings Magazine. The garage features the same ECO FlexTech fixture.
Carl Walker, Inc. recently completed a 1,247-space, six-level parking structure for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte for their South Village area of campus. Alongside this parking structure, which provides parking for resident students and communters, is a new residence hall, dining hall and campus roadway. This uniquely designed parking structure has an ornate architectural treatment, providing once again that parking decks can be an attractive component of a college campus.