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PARKING TODAY NEWS TheMinnesota office of Consulting Engineers Group (CEG)


recently assisted the Minneapolis Traffic and ParkingServices Division to assist with the city’s RFP process for management of its municipal parking system. It comprises more than 20,000 off- street parking stalls, 6,500 on-street spaces and 25 facilities. CEG’s efforts included updating the RFP documents and assistance with review of proposals received. The process led the city to recom- mend awarding Ampco System Parking a three-year contract, with two one-year optional terms. Cale ParkingSystems USA has partnered with Parkmobile


to allow parking customers in two Illinois cities the option of pay- ing by phone. The system instantly updates Cale’s WebOffice database with real-time payment information to let its municipal customers see all payments at once, regardless of which option parking customers choose. Joe Smith, Co-Owner and President of Operations of Total ParkingSolutions, Cale’s distribution part- ner, said that, “combined, the two systems manage more than 2,000 parking spaces, and customers can now pay for parking by phone, as well as with their iPhones, ‘Droids or BlackBerrys as they ride the train to work.” Green Courte Partners, a private equity investment firm tar-


geting niche real estate sectors, has acquired a portfolio of six age- restricted land-lease communities in Central Florida. The portfo- lio contains more than 1,850 home sites and is nearly 100% occu- pied. The firm has engaged American Land Lease, a wholly- owned subsidiary of its second fund, Green Courte Real Estate Partners II, to manage the communities. The 10th annual Post-TensioningInstitute (PTI) Technical


Conference and Exhibition will beMay 1-3 in Kansas City,MO. The 2011 conference will feature informative technical sessions, technical committee meetings and an exhibition showcasing the latest in post-tensioning technology and services. PTI also will honor recipients of its Edward K. Rice and William C. Bailey Memorial Scholarships: Gabriele Guerrini, Amy Hufnagel, Karen Jatkowski, Ryan Jenkins, William Trono and Aaron Woods. For more on the conference, call (248) 848-3738 or visit www.post-tensioning.org. Following a European tender, Sigmax, the Netherlands-based


IT and mobility solutions provider, has secured the contract to supply Geneva, Switzerland, with an innovative mobile enforce- ment system. The local authority aims to use the system to bring about significant improvements in its enforcement processes. Founded in 1998, the 100-plus-employee company is the Dutch market leader in mobile enforcement solutions for police and local authorities and public transport. Sigmax says winning this con- tract is an important step in shaping its international ambitions. Sioux Corp. has promoted Eric Hansen to Production Man-


ager. He began his career at the company in 2007 as a design engi- neer. Hansen has value-engineered Sioux products, designed cus- tom machines, and implemented improvements to existing prod- uct lines.


Chester Escobar has joined Standard Parking as its Regional


Manager for Florida. He recently was Chief Operations Officer for the Miami ParkingAuthority, overseeing all facets of the agency, including meter collection and maintenance, parking enforce- ment, and lot and garage operations. Previously, he was General Manager for Impark in Miami, overseeing all its operations in Miami-Dade County. Integrated Technical Systems (ITS) has expanded its pres-


ence in the Northeast market with the opening of a new sales and service office in north-central New Jersey. It will allow ITS to pro- vide local service and support to customers in the Metro-Tri-State


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Area, including New Jersey, New York City, Long Island and Westchester County, NY. The company says the new office also demonstrates its commitment to expanding its representation of Digital Payment Technologies multi-space parking meters and Skidata revenue control systems. Lighting Alternatives President Howard P. Lewis, represent-


ing the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES), has been re-elected Chair of the National Lighting Bureau (NLB), an independent, not-for-profit, lighting-education organi- zation sponsored by professional societies, trade associations, manufacturers, utilities and U.S. government agencies. Also re- elected to NLB offices were Vice Chair Cary S. Mendelsohn, VP of Imperial Lighting Maintenance Co., representing the interNa- tional Association of Lighting Management Companies; and Secretary/Treasurer James M. Yorgey, P.E., L.C., Technical Appli- cations Manager for Lutron Electronics Co., an NLB sponsor. The $35-million, 160,000-square-foot DASHWilliam B. Hurd


Maintenance, Operations and Administration facility in Alexan- dria,VA, won recognition for the Hensel Phelps Construction Co. at the 10th annual Metropolitan Washington (DC) Associated General Contractors awards ceremony. High Concrete Group was subcontracted to fabricate thermally efficient CarbonCast high-performance insulated wall panels and precast double tees for the project. The facility was designed to achieve the LEED Sil- ver rating from the U.S. Green BuildingCouncil. Christopher F. Murray was named President andCEOof Kap-


sch TrafficCom IVHS – formerly Mark IV IVHS – the NorthAmer- ican operations of Kapsch TrafficCom AG. He will have responsi- bility for company operations in the US, Canada and Mexico. Dur-A-Flex has appointed Peter V. Ferris, former head of


Charter Medical, as the company’s President and Chief Operat- ing Officer. Chairman and He has more than 30 years of business experience. Chairman and CEO Bob Smith said, “We are delight- ed to have Peter join the Dur-A-Flex family. Peter has consistently demonstrated throughout his career the ability to build teams that achieve strong performance and growth.We welcome his busi- ness experience and leadership.” McMahon Associates Inc., a full-service transportation engi-


neering and planning firm with 35 years of service, has announced that Project Engineer Drew E. Sirianni recently achieved his pro- fessional engineer (P.E.) license. This brings to 44 the number of registered P.E.’s employed at McMahon. AMAG Technology, a security management system


provider encompassing access control, IP video and intrusion detection, has promoted David Higgs to Director of Technical Support. He will manage all aspects of the company’s technical support department nationwide, as well as support the Pro-Ser- vices department and manage Software Support Agreement func- tions. Higgs reports to Ray Payne, VP of Technical Services. As Walter P Moore expands its structural diagnostics services


in Atlanta, Associate and Project Manager Sunil Puri, P.E., will help its clients find solutions for asset assessment, restoration, rehabilita- tion and forensic engineering challenges. He has more than 10 years of progressive experience in structural engineering and investiga- tive evaluations, with an emphasis on parking structures. Smart MarketingConcepts (SMC) launched a new corporate


logo/service mark in tandem with the start of the new year, now referring to itself as “SMC.” “Our [updated] logo better communi- cates what SMC stands for,” said CEO Mayra Harley. “It empha- sizes our mindset on business best practices and objective to drive innovation and improve efficiency.”


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