Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Named National Parking Association’s 2015 Innovative Facility of the Year with Park Assist
The National Parking Association (NPA) announced the winners of its 2015 Innovation Awards during today’s Innovation Awards Luncheon at NPA’s 64th Annual Convention & Expo being held this week in Miami, Fla.
“Each NPA Innovation Award winner represents excellence, best practices and innovation in the parking industry,” said NPA president Christine Banning, CAE. “The winners demonstrate professionalism and parking best practices while using leadership and state-of-the-art technology to improve safety, sustainability and bottom line results.”
The 2015 NPA Innovation Award winners are:
Innovative Facility of the Year: Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
Kent George, director of aviation for Broward County, developed a customer-centric plan to identify the needs of both business and leisure travelers.
George explained, “We went through a process and established focus groups asking consumers how we can do better with airport parking. Business travelers like to be able to reserve spots and valet at the curb. Leisure travelers were more interested in parking in an economy-type lot, as close to the airport as possible, with little hassle. We addressed those areas and made parking easier with apps, a reservation program and priority parking. We are responding to the marketplace needs that were derived from our focus groups.”
As a result, the airport is responding to the marketplace with a $2.3 billion modernization program, including Park Assist’s M4 camera-based guidance system and HUB Parking Technology’s revenue control platform. The new system will generate up to $5 million of premium parking revenue and reduce search time by 44 percent, the equivalent of 1 million miles driven.
To read the full press release: http://weareparking.org/news/news.asp?id=248865