Washington, D.C. is Now a World Leader in Off-Street Smart Parking


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WASHINGTON--March 26, 2013: Today, Colonial Parking, the largest parking operator in the DC Metropolitan Area, has announced that it will exclusively provide real-time occupancy information for more than 100 of their parking facilities in DC through its partnership with ParkMe, the leading provider of real-time on-and-off street parking information. This new feature allows each Colonial customer to personalize the parking experience by receiving recommendations based on the driver's location, the type of vehicle, and duration of the driver's stay. The real-time information will be available on both Colonial and ParkMe's parking app, in addition to Colonial and ParkMe's websites.

“We believe providing residents and visitors to the nation's capital real-time parking information is groundbreaking for the industry and will serve our clients and community for years to come.”

Colonial Parking's ParkMe app allows the data from Colonial's locations to be streamed to mobile phones, in-car navigation systems, GPS devices, and Colonial Parking's website (ecolonial.com).

"Providing real-time information to consumers enhances customer service and adds yet another amenity to Colonial Parking's partners and retail consumers," said Andrew Blair, President and CEO of Colonial Parking. "We believe providing residents and visitors to the nation's capital real-time parking information is groundbreaking for the industry and will serve our clients and community for years to come."

"Being a part of Colonial's real-time launch is instrumental in expanding our database and customer offerings," Sam Friedman, co-founder and CEO of ParkMe, said. "We are excited to add a majority of DC's parking structures to our catalogue of real-time solutions because we know how big of a problem it currently is to the city's residents."

ParkMe recently announced partnerships with INRIX, a leading provider of traffic data to in-car navigation systems. ParkMe and Colonial Parking are planning further service innovations in the coming months as a part of their expanding cooperation.

To download Colonial's app, go to E Colonial or search Colonial Parking on the iTunes Store. The data is also available through ParkMe's new mobile website available on all devices.

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