City of Hoboken New Jersey and Robotic Parking Systems, Inc.

The City of Hoboken and Florida-based Robotic Parking Systems, Inc. have reached an agreement on the management and operations of the nation's first automated parking garage at 916 Garden Street.
The four year old, 324-space facility is owned by the City of Hoboken, but was operated by Robotic Parking Systems, Inc. who designed and engineered the Garage and supplied the software to operate the machinery used to move customer vehicles. Both sides reached an impasse last month when they could not reach an agreement on an increase in operational fees.

A tentative agreement was reached on Wednesday, August 2nd, in Federal Court in Newark.

"The settlement will result in Hoboken operating the facility utilizing Robotics state of the art software in a manner that will continue to serve the best interests of the community and the customers," said Mayor David Roberts.

"Further, I would like to thank Federal Judge Stanley Chesler for protecting Hoboken's residents. I would also like to note the efforts of neighborhood Councilman Michael Cricco, Parking Utility Director John Corea, and Corporation Counsel Joseph Sherman as well as Dennis Clarke of Robotics and Robotics counsel Timothy E. Corriston, Esq of Connell Foley for working diligently in resolving this issue," the Mayor added.

Dennis Clarke, General Manager of Robotic Parking Systems whose headquarters is located in Clearwater Florida said, We are proud to turn this garage over to the City to operate and maintain. It has operated at a 99.9 percent perfect efficiency for four years, proving out the technology as fully workable and operational, and this garage remains the most advanced parking structure of its kind anywhere.

Clarke continued, The 916 Garden St. Garage remains the safest public parking structure in the world. It has had the best maintenance available and remains the most ingeniously crafted parking facility in the country. It is also the most efficient use of parking space per square foot anywhere. We will continue to provide online tech support for their able technicians and so the future for all of the patrons is bright indeed. We trust our technology in the hands of the City and know that they will keep the nearly flawless record of the facility going.

Under the three year agreement, the City will pay Robotics a monthly fee of $5500.00 to utilize its software. Another company was retained to work in tandem with the Parking Utility to operate and maintain the garage.

This agreement will mean that the citizens of Hoboken and garage customers will continue to have access to the most advanced garage parking system in the Country. I apologize for any past disruptions but add that the garage is now fully operational" said Mayor Roberts.

For more information, contact Dennis Clarke of Robotic Parking Systems at 727-539-7275 or email at
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