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What impact is technology having on parking and mobility for universities, healthcare centers, airports, business campuses, and other large-scale parking operations?

Debbie Lollar

Debbie Lollar, CAPP

Executive Director, Transportation Services

Texas A&M University

Technology is making us cleaner, greener, and faster. Our industry is advancing at a pace never seen before. Although this may all sound positive, implementing and managing the new technologies stretches our resources, staff, and minds. This can add stress but let’s all savor the excitement for the progress.”

Brian Shaw

Brian D. Shaw, CAPP

Executive Director, Stanford Transportation

Stanford University

Technology is allowing campuses to move away from physical credentials, parking hardware (meters, pay stations, ticket spitters, etc.) and move to mobile-based payment and license-plate based permits. We’re seeing permit management systems be able to be a one-stop SaaS that does residential, and commuter permits while also facilitating hourly, mobile payments. Cameras have also vastly improved and the ability to collect real-time occupancy data with LPR cameras is gaining ground. The demand for daily commuter parking permits has also grown as hybrid work settles in.”

Daniel DeMott

Daniel DeMott, PMP, CSM

Chief Technology Officer

Elite Parking Services of America

The implementation of technology enabled mobility—parking promises to bring transformative benefits to parking operations, both immediately and in the future. I envision technology as a key driver of efficiency and accessibility that will result in economic growth.”

Matthew Inman

Matthew Inman

General Manager

MasParc and Mobility LLC

Today’s technologies are improving efficiencies for both customers and organizations. Customers now have much more information about available services, as well as more control over how they use and pay for the services they select. At the same time, organizations can gather more data on how their services are used and can more effectively direct their planning and operational efforts.”

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Lynn Wiggs, CAPP

Associate Director, Transportation Services

Texas A&M University

Technology continues to enhance parking options, particularly with payments. Being able to speed up exit times from facilities is key for traffic management. Mobility options are ever changing with new technology giving more individual flexibility but creating parking challenges.

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Erik Nelson, PCIP

Director

Walker Consultants

The biggest impact of technology for large parking owners is connecting people to parking and mobility services. Mobile apps enable instant interaction with all facets of these functions. Digital systems enable efficient location of and access to parking. It’s only getting easier over time.”

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Ravali Kosaraju, PE, PTOE

Director, Mobility

WGI

“Technological advances are assisting Cities in managing congestion along key corridors. The same can be leveraged to support large campuses. Real-time adaptive traffic management, digital wayfinding, V2I communication for parking guidance minimize campus user and visitor dilemmas and circling for a parking space. Interactive mapping, and smart mobility apps, along with micro-mobility options can optimize large campus mobility while promoting sustainability.”

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The opinions and thoughts expressed by the contributors do not necessarily reflect the opinions and viewpoints of the International Parking & Mobility Institute or official policies of IPMI.

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