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Florida International University Expands Sustainable Transportation Options With Dynamic Carpool Management And Virtual Permitting

parkingFEBRUARY 21, 2017 | MIAMI, FL NuPark, the leading provider of smart parking management solutions, announced today the integration of its parking management solution with Rideflag’s Carpool on Demand app at Florida International University (FIU) campus.  By combining carpooling with a digital pass parking verification process for the first time anywhere in the country, FIU now can not only help students, faculty, and staff dynamically organize carpools to campus but also provide on-demand, dynamic access to premium parking on campus for those riders to optimize the university’s parking spaces and decrease its carbon footprint.

FIU’s carpooling program encourages Florida International University members to reduce the number of times they drive alone to campus each week. FIU’s new carpooling solution uses its new RideFlag Carpool on Demand app,  which allows users to dynamically coordinate rides to and from campus with other users who are taking the same route. Once a carpool is completedwithin the app, it automatically notifies FIU Parking & Transportation, and through NuPark’s Parking Management System, a one-day virtual permit is automatically issued for the driver to park in a premium parking space upon arrival to FIU. Carpool drivers with a valid FIU parking permit, such as students or staff, are allowed to park in carpool spaces across campus, and visitors will be directed to metered parking.

“Though our partnerships with RideFlag and NuPark, we are excited to use innovative technologies to bring new transportation options to our FIU community,” said Thomas Hartley, the executive director of Parking & Transportation. “NuPark and RideFlag’s parking solutions have allowed us to not only do our fair share to reduce cars on the road but also minimize parking requirements and reduce our carbon footprint.”

About NuPark

NuPark, Inc. is a trusted partner in smart parking management solutions with proven technology to address complex parking operations. NuPark’s license plate recognition-based parking management solution supports permitting, enforcement, adjudication, event management, asset management, reporting, and analytics in a truly open and integrated platform. With over 225 years of combined experience, the NuPark team understands the business problems a parking organization faces having experienced those challenges first hand. The company's core values remain consistent with a commitment to providing unrivaled customer service while providing creative and flexible solutions utilizing the latest technologies. NuPark can be found in over 28 states servicing clients from diverse sectors including higher education, municipalities, private operations retail establishments and transit authorities. Reach out to NuPark for more information via www.nupark.com.

About RideFlag

RideFlag Technologies specializes in offering Dynamic Mobility solutions for key transportation stakeholders. RideFlag is our C2C initiative that offers one of the most innovative dynamic smartphone Carpool on Demand services in the world. RideFlag uses proprietary technology that allows both drivers and riders, that are going in the same direction, to easily connect, share rides and expenses.  By offering this technology, we directly reduce congestion and Co2 GHG's which is core to our values and critical to our mission.