Member News: City of Las Vegas Partners with Flowbird to Unveil Frictionless Mobile Solution
July 24th, 2020
What APPens in Vegas…saves drivers a lot of time
Moorestown, New Jersey – The City of Las Vegas, in partnership with Flowbird Group, has launched a new mobility solution, combining on-street and off-street parking into a personalized, seamless experience. The Flowbird App, a multi-solution application, combines an advanced user interface, congestion optimization and off-street parking reservations to offer the ultimate one-of-a-kind mobile solution.
The City of Las Vegas takes entertainment seriously. Residents and visitors to the downtown hub enjoy world-class dining, shopping, concerts, comedy shows, and much more. As the City begins to reopen amid recent closures, it is now more important than ever to venture out with a plan. Using the Flowbird App platform, drivers can easily find, reserve, and pay for parking long before they arrive at their destination, avoiding circling the block in search of the ideal parking space.
Flowbird’s enhanced mobile experience allows drivers to pay for their on-street parking or reserve off-street parking with a platform powered by Arrive, a leader in the parking reservations space. The combination allows the City to increase the visibility of parking options and optimize parking occupancy downtown. The result – a frictionless parking app that is simple to use and uniquely customizable.
Users can view real-time inventory and pricing displayed on a searchable map or list on the app. Results can be filtered according to individual preferences, sorting by various features such as price, EV charging, covered parking, security, and more. The ultra-intuitive platform even allows users to search by event, pinpointing the venue and highlighting the best options for parking on that specific day.
“We are very excited to continue to improve the parking experience for Las Vegas customers,” said Brandy Stanley, CAPP, Parking Services Manager for the City of Las Vegas. “The Flowbird app will cut down on the time it takes to pay for parking, and customers will now be able to use the app to pay and reserve parking in the city’s parking garages.”
Flowbird is also proud to announce that the City of Las Vegas is the first to upgrade its Strada Pay Stations with the new S5 upgrade kit, bringing the latest pay station technology to the parking operation in Las Vegas. The Strada S5 features a 9.7” touch screen providing an enhanced user interface on the existing pay station housings.
“The start of our conversion to the enhanced meters is in full swing with more than 100 meters to be upgraded over the next two weeks,” said Stanley, “These new screens make the meters so much easier to see in full sun and interact with.”
The City of Las Vegas has been a partner of Flowbird since 2013 when they implemented a Pay-by-Space parking system throughout their downtown core. The importance of customer convenience then, holds true to the City’s values today, as they enter into a new era of mobility with the Flowbird App and digital platform.
”We are very excited to reinforce our strong partnership with the City of Las Vegas and to bring a unique mobility solution to residents and visitors for an easier and frictionless parking experience,” said Benoit Reliquet, President of Flowbird North America.
Flowbird’s app platform has over 2.5 million users worldwide, and offers an easy, fast and secure option to make mobile parking payments. Las Vegas joins other popular U.S. tourist destinations such as Atlanta, Niagara Falls, Lake Placid, and Virginia Beach on the Flowbird app platform.
Flowbird operates in over 5,000 cities and 70 countries, using a cloud-based solution to help clients ease traffic congestion and efficiently manage their transit systems. Our significant expertise and strong investment into research and development allow us to deliver products and digital services that will help us improve individual journey experiences and make our communities better.
Flowbird US Media Contact: Sean Renn – Vice President of Marketing and Communications