When your campus parking system occupies a massive 1,904 acres and manages 36,600 parking spaces across 16 garages for 94,000 students, faculty and staff, your technology needs to be equally impressive to keep up. To address the parking challenges at Ohio State, the university’s parking concessionaire CampusParc decided to partner with enterprise parking management solutions provider NuPark to bring the solution. NuPark's permitting, revenue, and enforcement software solution is now live.
NuPark’s management software handles data from gated and ungated parking, meters, online payments, and permitting, for integrated parking management of the 80,000 cars that visit the university on an average day.
Kevin Uhlenhaker, CEO and Co-Founder of NuPark, says, "Our partnership with CampusParc at The Ohio State University exemplifies the value of choosing an open parking technology platform to integrate multiple technology platforms into one operational parking solution. CampusParc is leading the next generation of smart parking management."
The parking system at Ohio State is the first full-featured project integration between NuPark and parking access and revenue control systems provider TIBA. The collaboration will allow integration of permit data, transient data, occupancy data, and usage data to seamlessly communicate between NuPark’s management platform and TIBA’s gated equipment. This enables CampusParc to do integrated reporting between gated and ungated parking facilities and is the first gated and ungated multi-system pass back or shared permit violation enforcement operating in real time.
Ohio State’s parking system is also the first ever validation integration using one portal to manage both plate-based and ticket-based validations. The system pulls back occupancy data and plate data from TIBA's gated system and integrates with LPR data, so the one platform simultaneously handles fixed, mobile, and gated LPR data.
The NuPark system also provides financial data that enables CampusParc to meet their stringent financial requirements and is scalable and flexible to handle future business needs. CampusParc's Chief Technology Officer, Bob Murray, says, "The parking management solution we chose from NuPark integrates seamlessly and cost-effectively with current technologies, provides a user-friendly interface for staff who are managing permit sales and citation processing, and features a customer-friendly online portal where customers can perform common parking related activities efficiently and with minimal staff support."
CampusParc is responsible for the operation of The Ohio State University’s parking system, including management of the permit system, parking enforcement, customer service, motorist assistance, event parking management, and parking facility maintenance, including major renovations. CampusParc operates the parking system through a 50-year lease, known as a parking concession, which began in September 2012. CampusParc also has the responsibility to protect their $483 million investment by making sound business decisions on behalf of investors as well as by maintaining the parking assets it has leased from the university.
About NuPark, Inc.
NuPark, Inc. provides the leading smart parking management platform designed to help parking professionals deliver amazing and convenient parking experiences. With over 260 years of combined experience, NuPark is built by parking professionals for parking professionals and is setting the innovation agenda for parking technology. Its open, cloud-based solution streamlines and automates the process of managing, selling, and enforcing parking. By integrating license plate recognition (LPR) technology, real-time data syncing, electronic permitting, payments, citations, and appeals into one platform, NuPark offers a comprehensive parking management solution which optimizes all aspects of a complex parking operation. Headquartered in Cedar Park, TX, NuPark serves as a trusted provider with customers in a variety of industries including higher education, municipalities, private operations, health care, airports, commercial retail establishments and transit authorities across the country. Contact NuPark for more information at www.nupark.com.