Category - Parking

Space Detection System Lights the Way to More Parking Capacity at Austin-Bergstrom Int’l

Space Detection System Lights the Way to More Parking Capacity at Austin-Bergstrom Int’l
Austin, TX, is booming with tech companies galore, a vibrant arts scene and a calendar full of large festivals that attract hundreds of thousands of people to the growing area. Amid the hustle and bustle, executives at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) are looking down the road five, 10 and even 20 years to predict passenger needs.

Innovation Lab at San Diego Int’l Tests Potential Parking Solutions

Innovation Lab at San Diego Int’l Tests Potential Parking Solutions
In search of answers to common parking challenges, San Diego International Airport (SAN) is fostering the development of several prospective solutions in its own in-house accelerator lab. Concepts in the works range from a cloud-based valet services app to an online booking platform that allows parkers to rent out their vehicles while they are traveling.

Raleigh-Durham Int’l Makes Parking a Priority With New Online Reservation System

Raleigh-Durham Int’l Makes Parking a Priority With New Online Reservation System
As airports throughout the U.S. wrestle with growing passenger volume and heightened security concerns, parking sometimes takes a backseat. Not so at Raleigh-Durham International (RDU). The North Carolina airport recently introduced a new $7 million system to make parking easier and faster for customers.

O’Hare Combines Public Parking, Shuttles, Mass Transit & Rental Car Operations Into One Facility

O’Hare Combines Public Parking, Shuttles, Mass Transit & Rental Car Operations Into One Facility
Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) is phasing in a new approach to managing ground transportation. Its new Multi Modal Facility brings together rental car operations, public parking, airport shuttles and bus stops—all in the same 2.6-million-square-foot complex. Moreover, the new facility is a short walk to/from an existing station for the region’s commuter train system.

San Francisco Int’l Uses Progressive Design-Build Method for Recent Garage Project

San Francisco Int’l Uses Progressive Design-Build Method for Recent Garage Project
San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is in the middle of a $7.3 billion modernization program. Main components of the initiative include reconstruction and expansion of Terminal 1 and the new 27-gate Boarding Area B; additional gates in Terminal 3; a new hotel; expansion of the AirTrain system; and a second long-term parking garage.

Dynamic Parking Prices & Online Reservations Prove Popular at Ontario Int’l

Dynamic Parking Prices & Online Reservations Prove Popular at Ontario Int’l
Ontario International (ONT) wasn’t looking for a digital parking upgrade. In fact, the Southern California airport was focused on adding a new lounge. In the end, it got both by issuing a request for proposals with intentionally wide parameters

Prepaid Parking Online Enhances Customer Experience, Boosts Revenues at Dallas Fort Worth Int’l

Prepaid Parking Online Enhances Customer Experience, Boosts  Revenues at Dallas/Fort Worth Int’l
Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW), Air Transport World’s 2019 Airport of the Year, added online prepaid parking to its list of cutting-edge services for travelers last spring, and the program is exceeding all expectations. It’s also helping increase the amount of parking revenue DFW collects.

San Diego Int’l Adds Covered Parking Plaza

San Diego International Airport (SAN)
When San Diego International Airport (SAN) decided to build its first parking garage, officials did not want a dingy gray concrete box. Instead, they asked designers to build a parking plaza.

Protecting Your Bottom Line From the “Uber Effect”

It has been about seven years since Uber and other transportation network companies (TNCs) first hit the streets in the United States. And just as airports begin to secure and analyze meaningful data about their effect on parking and other non-aeronautical revenue streams, another major force is preparing to merge into the market. In less than 18 months, the first autonomous vehicles are scheduled to be in commercial operation.

New Parking Structure at Asheville Regional Showcases Local Landscape

New Parking Structure at Asheville Regional Showcases Local Landscape
As North Carolina continues to grow as a popular tourist destination, Asheville Regional Airport (AVL), in the western part of the state, is working to keep pace with the associated influx of passengers. The Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority recently addressed record demand for parking by constructing a five-level structure that will not only increase capacity but also represent some of the region's landscape on its exterior facade.

At Spokane Int'l, the Travel Experience Begins in the Car

It wouldn't be wise to manage a grocery store by stocking an impressive array of fresh produce while skimping on the quality and variety of meats or baked goods. All departments must be strong.

Win-Win-Win: New Car Rental Facility at El Paso Int'l Benefits Airport, Agencies & Customers

Win-Win-Win: New Car Rental Facility at El Paso Int'l Benefits Airport, Agencies & Customers
A new $46 million rental car facility at El Paso International Airport (ELP) reflects a simple but sometimes-overlooked truth: Airports and rental car agencies both benefit when travelers can rent cars quickly and efficiently in comfortable, carefully conceived structures.

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Int’l Regains Lost Parking Revenue

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Int’l Regains Lost Parking Revenue
In 2009, parking operations at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) were basically on life support. With volume and revenue sliding at alarming rates, the executive team drafted Doug Wolfe, FLL's chief financial officer, to revive the ailing profit center. "Our customers were abandoning us and we were losing parking revenue," recalls Wolfe. "The off-airport parking businesses grew from 2% to 12% of market share. Something had to be done."

San Diego Int'l Builds $316 Million Consolidated Rental Car Facility

The new 2.1 million-square-foot rental car center at San Diego International (SAN) consolidates the busy airport's car rental operations under one roof to maximize operational efficiency and enhance service for customers. Given the airport's active car rental market (more than 1 million transactions per year) and limited overall footprint (661 acres for all airport operations), the project was a tall order to fill.

Solar Panels + LED Lights = Near-Zero Energy Consumption

Two U.S. airports - one a major hub in the North, the other a small origin-and-destination facility on the West Coast - use barely any electricity to operate some of their parking facilities, thanks to solar panels and light-emitting diode (LED) lighting. Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) just turned on a $25.4 million solar array built on top of two parking garages at its Lindbergh Terminal. The 8,700 solar panels are expected to produce 3 megawatts of electricity per day.

New Solar Array Cuts Energy Bills at Burlington Int'l

"Going Green" is more than a slogan at Burlington International (BTV); it's a literal description of the Vermont airport's recent environmental project. The 500-kilowatt solar array BTV installed on top of its parking garage last year includes a verdant rooftop garden - a fitting feature for the busiest airport in the "Green Mountain State."

Baltimore/Washington Int'l Enhances Parking Shuttle Operations

When searching for a competitive edge, many airports automatically focus on developing new air service. Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) is also developing its parking shuttle service. Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer Paul Wiedefeld and other airport officials realized that with more than 25% of their passengers riding buses to and from airport parking lots, the shuttle system could make or break BWI's reputation as an "easy come, easy go" airport. Recent changes to operational practices are already showing measurable improvements, and investments in new technology to enhance customer service are also under way.

Dallas/Fort Worth Int'l Ramps Up Parking Options

As Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) moves further through its $2.69 billion Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program, customers parking at Terminal A will benefit from a completely rebuilt structure equipped with new technology.

Tweed-New Haven Airport "Untangles the Pretzel" with New Roads & Parking

Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN) recently fixed a host of landside traffic problems by designing and rebuilding its roadways, parking lots and taxi pick-up area. The nearly $1.5 million project untangled what Executive Director Tim Larson describes as a "pretzel-like, almost figure eight, configuration" that had plagued the Connecticut facility for years.

Valet Parking Boosts Revenue at Tulsa Int'l

Airport managers wanting to maximize revenue while offering passengers an upgraded landside service option may want to take a page from the playbook at Tulsa International Airport (TUL).

New Cleaning Equipment Allows Minneapolis-St. Paul Int'l to Avoid Plumbing Project

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) had a decision to make when the Metropolitan Airports Commission signed a new agreement with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency in spring 2013. MSP essentially had two options: Overhaul the drainage system in its parking structures or change the way crews manage and discharge water runoff when cleaning them.

Web-Based Booking Agent Presents Discounted Parking Competition in 70+ Markets

There's a new parking competitor nipping at the heels of airports throughout the United States, but there are no new lots or facilities in sight. The company, Greenbee Parking, books travelers into parking lots at hotels and existing facilities run by off-airport operators via its website, Greenbeeparking.com - at rates ranging anywhere from 30% to 75% less than airport prices. Passengers pay in advance, bring a printed copy of their online confirmation to the participating lot and ride the hotel or off-site operator's shuttle to and from the airport.

Buffalo Int'l Boosts Website Visibility to Push Back Parking Competitors

Airports have a new tool in their arsenal to keep off-airport parking providers at bay: search engine optimization (SEO), a method of improving an airport's website performance by improving the order in which it pops up during "natural" or unpaid Internet searches. Generally speaking, appearing as early and as often as possible increases an airport's chances of potential customers clicking on its website instead of a competitor's.

Parking Reservations Go Viral at Vancouver Int'l

Following in the successful footsteps of U.K. airports that fundamentally changed the way patrons park, Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has introduced pre-booking options that have already doubled its online parking reservations.

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