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Las Vegas’ Parking Operation Goes High Tech!

 Las Vegas Parking Operation Goes High Tech!New App Shows Downtown Parking Availability

ParkMe Available For iPhone And Android Users

Real time availability of parking spots in downtown Las Vegas is now conveniently available for free through the ParkMe app, available for iPhone and Android users.

The app shows available metered spaces downtown using a color code – green when parking is available, orange when parking may be available and red when parking is not available. The app utilizes data from the city’s parking meters and an algorithm to determine where open spaces are most likely to be.

In addition, the app also shows all of the off-street parking lots and garages and provides costs to park in these areas.

“The city of Las Vegas is committed to continuing to improve parking downtown and to ensure our residents and visitors have a convenient and easy experience when parking,” Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman said. “ParkMe is an easy way to find a parking spot when coming downtown to enjoy all of the attractions, eateries and experiences that are offered.”

The city is implementing a long-term parking plan that the new Parking Services Office is a part of. The city has the goals of providing excellent customer service; making parking easy to use; improving financial performance; supporting existing businesses by tailoring parking options for customers, employees and residents; and supporting new development by examining shared parking options, and creating flexibility for special events.

The city’s Parking Division Office can be contacted by phone at (702) 229-4700 or by visiting the city’s website at\parking.

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Check out the latest ParkMe iOS and Android update!

With summer in full swing, the ParkMe team has been hard at work improving your favorite parking app with loads of new features. We’ve been so busy we haven’t even had time to hit the beach. Instead, we bring you major changes to both our Android and iOS applications. Here’s what you can look for in new versions:

For iOS we’ve enhanced the way you find and reserve parking with Internal Search 2.0! Now when you search for Hollywood Bowl, you’ll be taken to our official Bowl parking page instead of going through Google. In addition, you can now submit reviews for lots where you can make reservations, allowing us to build a better parking experience for all!

And on new Android Version 1.6, we’ve seriously upgraded the user experience, including an entirely restyled navigation. There are now added filters that make finding reservable lots easier, and improved map legend and pin graphics.

We invite you to take them both for a spin! Download ParkMe for iOS and Android and send your comments to

Easy Parking for Twilight Concert Series at Santa Monica Pier

twilight 5 Easy Parking for Twilight Concert Series at Santa Monica PierAs Southern California moves past the 4th of July and into the heart of summer, that can only mean one thing. The return of one of the area’s most popular (and free) attractions Twilight Concert Series. TCS is a weekly outdoor concert event at the world famous Santa Monica Pier. The crowds grow with each passing year, making it tougher than ever to find nearby parking.

With picturesque ocean and mountain surroundings, the pier is the perfect haven for music lovers of all types. This year, we’ve partnered with Santa Monica to help provide visitors with a variety of cheap and close parking options. With indie favorites The Cults, OK Go, and many others, the pier will surely be packed with people coming from all points of Los Angeles.

We encourage you prepare yourself for the cluster of traffic that descends upon Downtown Santa Monica every Thursday night. CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO RESERVE YOUR PARKING SPOT

parking Easy Parking for Twilight Concert Series at Santa Monica Pier


Summer 2014 will undoubtedly be another massive Twilight Concert Series, and we’re pleased to partner with the pier to help make it the smoothest one yet. Check out the lineup below and don’t miss a single minute cruising for parking!

July 10: Cults w/ James Supercave

July 17: Yuna w/ King

July 24: Cayucas & Papa

July 31: Omar Souleyman w/ De Lux and The Slightlys

August 7: Jagwar Ma w/ Fascinator

August 14: La Santa Cecilia w/ Sergio Mendoza Y La Orkesta

August 21: The Zombies w/ Mystic Braves

August 28: Lee Scratch Perry w/ Mexico 68

September 4: OK Go w/ Allah-Las

September 11: Charles Bradley w/ King James & The Special Men

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We’ve launched Miami Beach Parking on iPhone and Android

MIAMI BEACH, FL, MAY 12, 2014 — Today, ParkMe and the City of Miami Beach have announced the collaborative launch of a new app that will help drivers find, secure, and pay for available parking. Miami Beach is located in a densely populated area, where parking is of major concern. The new application is free to download and available immediately on iOS and Android.

Features of the app in include real-time parking availability, direct routing to parking garage entry points, a parking rate calculator helping drivers find the cheapest option, and a timer that alerts the driver when it’s time to move their vehicle. Additionally, the application integrates with Parkmobile, which allows drivers to pay for parking directly through mobile devices at participating locations.

“Customer service is a priority for us as we pursue new efficiencies and technologies,” said Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine. “We’ve integrated the new pay-by-phone service with our real-time parking locator app for convenient one-stop parking. This much-anticipated service will benefit both our residents and visitors.”

ParkMe COO Alex Israel emphasizes the importance of smart parking in a city like Miami Beach.

“We’ve seen a direct correlation between traffic and parking, and Miami Beach’s popularity and inherent density make it ripe for embracing new solutions to manage the flow,” says Israel. “We’re excited to work with this world-class city to help give their drivers a better parking experience.”

To download ParkMe Miami Beach app go to iTunes and Google Play stores.

ParkMe Co-Founder and COO Alex Israel Running for IPI Board of Directors

Our very own Alex Israel is running for the International Parking Institute’s Board of Directors and he needs your help!

As cofounder and COO of ParkMe, Alex brings years of experience with parking and mobile technology to the IPI.  He helped lead our company from a small tech startup of five employees to a bustling leader in the parking and mobile industries with over thirty employees and millions of users.  He has been a staunch advocate for the parking industry and has sought to implement technologies capable of transforming the way we think about parking, through improving operational facilities and customer experiences, growing profits for garage owners while saving consumers money.

Alex’s background as an experienced executive, particularly one that has worked in growing a startup company into a parking industry leader will bring new and fresh approaches to the core mission of the IPI.  His extensive background in parking technology will contribute to the continued success and growth of this organization in innovative ways, and help keep the organization current in the face of ever-changing parking technologies.

All we ask for is your vote. If you are a current member of IPI, Please vote for Alex in the current election. Vote by Wednesday, April 16, 2014 using your IPI member ID number at

Thank you.

ParkMe Simplifies Intergalactic Parking With New Space Dock Reservation Capability

ParkMe, the leading provider of parking information and reservations on Planet Earth, today announces a revolutionary way to dock at all of the galaxy’s increasingly busy space stations, ensuring all travelers a seamless and affordable way to park their spaceships. With a wide expansion of space travel forecasted in the next decade, ParkMe recognizes that space docking will be a major issue in the very near future.

Space exploration organizations have thrown their considerable weight behind startups to help solve the problem of space docking. With the launch of ParkMe’s new technology, the galactic community will never again worry about circling the galaxy looking for a space to park.

“We’ve worked very hard here on our home planet to make parking easier for the world, and we’re excited to now start setting our sights on the galaxy,” ParkMe CEO Sam Friedman said. “It’s a thrill to be offering these prestigious companies an opportunity to improve transit for humans going into space.”

It’s projected that space traffic will hit its peak by mid-2042, making ParkMe’s new space parking technology a welcome relief for weary space travelers. The reservation system will go into immediate effect at every one of the Earth’s extra-orbital docking stations, and it’s set to expand beyond Mars by summer.

To reserve your space, go to:


ParkMe Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — ParkMe, the online parking reservations platform and leading provider of real-time parking information to websites, apps, navigation systems and auto manufactures, has expanded its executive team with the appointment of its new CFO, Daniel Yukelson to help oversee ParkMe’s financial operations and growth.

Yukelson joins ParkMe’s executive team after several years of working in corporate finance. Starting as an auditor and consultant for Ernst and Young, Yukelson eventually joined Premiere Radio Networks, a subsidiary of Clear Channel Media + Entertainment, where he served as its Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer for nearly 15 years.

This CFO announcement follows the recent news that Serge Gojkovich joined ParkMe as Chief Marketing Officer. Gojkovich previously served as the Vice President of Marketing for Grindr, the highly popular social application with over 7 million users worldwide.

“We’re excited to add Dan’s exceptional background and leadership skills to ParkMe’s executive team,” says CEO Sam Friedman. “His track record speaks for itself. Both he and Serge will undoubtedly be tremendous assets towards our overall goal of making parking discovery easy, reliable and guaranteed.”