Texas A&M University to help students and visitors find parking

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 11:42am

COLLEGE STATION, Texas— ParkMe, a leading provider of dynamic and real-time parking data, has partnered with Texas A&M University to launch a free iPhone app that provides users with comprehensive information about parking lots and garages in College Station. The ParkMe iPhone app is available now for download from the iTunes App Store or at www.ParkMe.com.

“With its constant stream of visitors and students, we believe College Station is the perfect location to expand our real-time parking information,” Sam Friedman, CEO of ParkMe, said. “Using parking data from T2 Systems, we’re pleased to be able to provide Texas A&M students and visitors with the ability to identify the best parking in real time.”

A national first, ParkMe launched real-time parking information in Austin in the form of “heat maps,” which let drivers see the most likely availability for parking on a block-by-block basis. ParkMe has now expanded real-time data to several other major U.S. cities, including College Station.

The ParkMe iPhone app provides rates, hours, accepted payment types and the entry point of every lot. Additional features include the “recommendation engine” that shows drivers the best parking location around their destination based on cost and proximity. The app also has a “rate calculator” feature, which automatically calculates the total price of parking based on the amount of time they would like to stay.

“We are pleased to partner with ParkMe and believe it will be beneficial for our students, staff and visitors to the campus,” Peter Lange, Executive Director of Transportation Services at Texas A&M University, said. “The partnership is an exciting step toward easing traffic congestion on campus.”

Drivers should not use the ParkMe app while the car is in motion.

In addition to the iPhone app, ParkMe provides an online feature for local
businesses that allows customers to view parking availability near the campus at
any given time. The parking feature can be downloaded to any website and is free.

ParkMe, the leading provider of parking information to navigation companies and smartphones, has built the world’s most comprehensive parking database, including more than 25,000 worldwide locations in more than 500 cities, 19 countries and three continents.

For more information about the iPhone app and ParkMe, please visit www.ParkMe.com.

About ParkMe (www.ParkMe.com)
Based in Santa Monica, Calif., ParkMe (formerly Parking in Motion) is the leading provider of parking information to navigation companies and smartphones. Founded by Sam Friedman and Alex Israel, ParkMe collects and aggregates data about both on-street and off-street parking and has built the world’s most comprehensive parking database in an effort to make parking easier. The database includes more than 25,000 worldwide locations in more than 500 cities, 19 countries and three continents. ParkMe offers a free iPhone app that helps drivers find parking in real time from their smartphones. ParkMe can be found on Twitter @TheParkMeApp and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/parkinginmotion.

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