San Diego’s Downtown area traffic is consistently congested with a typical 20% to 30% of traffic being drivers in search of a place to park. Studies show that there are plenty of spaces to park – however drivers do not know where the available spaces are located.
Ace Parking has taken the first step in providing a leg up on the competition by feeding live occupancy counts directly to the ParkMe smartphone application, ultimately driving traffic to the lots with available parking. “To Ace, this solution represents another example of how we can better service our customers. By helping customers identify real time parking options, we are alleviating the need to circle around the block and search for parking."” said Brian Tarbell Regional Parking Director at Ace Parking.
Downtown San Diego’s 315 B Street, is an open-air parking lot across from the Civic Center Plaza and is the first lot Ace Parking has instrumented to provide real time parking availability to downtown parkers.
“CASE Parking systems provide accurate, live occupancy counts which immediately adds tangible value to the service provided by ParkMe,” says Alexander Israel ParkMe Co-Founder and COO. “By providing real-time occupancy data to parkers-in-need through our ParkMe app, the CASE Parking system enables actionable information to help mitigate traffic congestion by quickly directing parkers to available parking locations.”
This unique trial collaboration allows for Ace Parking, ParkMe, and CASE Parking to work hand in hand to deliver a complete system benefitting the city of San Diego, its parking public, and especially the lot managers themselves as they attempt to increase lot utilization and profits.
CASE Parking uses a data management or “Counts in the Cloud” approach to automate the process of capturing real-time information for parking space availability at 99.9+% accuracy. The system also enables special event planning including instant auditing of recorded sales versus vehicle entrances.
“We look forward to contributing to Ace Parking’s customer service objectives while providing an additional tool in their audit operations,” said John Couvrette Vice President at CASE Parking. “Quickly guiding motorists to available parking spaces decreases traffic congestion and increases the desirability of visiting downtown. Together with Ace Parking and ParkMe we can help deliver on that goal.”
About CASE Parking
CASE Parking is a leading provider of wireless communication and data collection applications, providing turnkey solutions to count cars in and out of parking lots with more than 99.9% accuracy. CASE Parking delivers real-time occupancy to manage your parking facilities through the Counts in the Cloud™ Web-based Dashboard, and provides parkers with parking space availability via smartphone applications, message signs, and websites.
Based in Santa Monica, Calif., ParkMe is the leading provider of parking information to navigation companies and smartphones. Founded by Sam Friedman and Alex Israel, ParkMe’s mission is to make parking easier. ParkMe collects and aggregates data about both on-street and off-street parking and has built the world’s most comprehensive parking database. This includes more than 25,000 worldwide locations in more than 500 cities, 19 countries and three continents. ParkMe’s free app, helping drivers find parking in real-time from their smartphones, is available in the iTunes store. ParkMe’s San Diego parking information has recently been updated and is the most comprehensive of its kind.
Ace Parking Management, Inc. (a California Corporation) was founded in 1950 and is one of the largest privately held parking companies in the country. With over 62 years of history, Ace Parking continues to lead the industry with strict and attentive auditing procedures, superior levels of customer service and consistently increasing clients’ parking revenues. Headquartered in San Diego, Ace Parking manages over 450 locations coast to coast, servicing nearly 200,000 customers per day and generates revenues exceeding $369 million. For more information or to interview anyone from Ace Parking Management, Inc. please contact Kristin Ludwick: 619-233-6624 or email: email@example.com