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Member News: Gabe Klein, Founder of Cityfi and Former Chicago & D.C. DOT Commissioner joins Automotus Board of Advisors

Gabe Klein Autonomous ImageGabe Klein has joined the Automotus Board of Advisors. Gabe has been a leader in the transportation industry for both the public and private sectors for nearly 20 years, having held positions as the Commissioner of the Chicago and Washington D.C. Departments of
Transportation and as a Vice President at Zipcar, before co-founding Cityfi.

Automotus, a mobility-focused video analytics company, uses video analytics to help automatically analyze, monetize, and enforce all forms of curb activity. Gabe’s experience in spearheading mobility innovation in city governments is a natural fit with the company’s mission of creating more accessible and equitable urban mobility.

“Automotus is entering the market at a critical point for city governments. As cities try to tackle the growing challenges and opportunities presented by shifting behavior at the curb, Automotus’ technology provides solutions that make it easier for cities to align policies and planning with the more complex set of demand we’re seeing today, while also helping cities generate revenue from the freight, ride-hailing, and delivery services that continue to grow their presence at the curb.”

In both Chicago and Washington D.C., Gabe revamped technology platforms and government processes while focusing on putting people first vs. automobiles on city streets. This included launching two of the first and largest bikeshare systems in the U.S. and building protected bike lanes and better pedestrian infrastructure for vulnerable citizens citywide, as well as facilitating private services like carshare and rideshare to reach each city’s mobility goals. Gabe advises governments and companies worldwide on innovation in cities including Singapore where Gabe has been a visiting fellow for the Centre For Livable Cities, working on creating a “car-lite” city-state. In 2015, Gabe also published Start-Up City with David Vega-Barachowitz on Island Press, a manifesto on revamping how (and how fast) we innovate in cities and rethinking public-private partnerships with a triple-bottom-line approach as technology shapes a dramatically different future.

“We are incredibly excited to have Gabe join our team,” said Jordan Justus, CEO of Automotus. He also added, “his experience in the mobility world is unparalleled, and he has unmatched insights into the ways companies like ours must go about addressing the mobility challenges that cities are facing today, and will face further on down the road.”

Automotus was founded in 2017 by Jordan Justus, Harris Lummis, and Prajwal Kotamraju to help communities more easily understand and manage their shifting mobility landscapes, specifically at the curb. They are a Techstars-backed company serving cities across the US, Italy, France, and Austria.

About Automotus
Automotus is building a world where people spend more time where they want to be and less time getting there. The company’s technology empowers communities to measure all forms of mobility, monetize commercial parking, craft data-driven policies, and ensure compliance from all  stakeholders. Automotus can be found online at www.automotus.co.


3415 S. Sepulveda Blvd., STE 1166
Los Angeles, CA, 90034
Tel (805) 504-5750
Contact: Jordan Justus
Chief Executive Officer
Leads to: contact@automotus.co


IPMI News: IPMI Announces Results of 2020 Board of Directors, CAPP Board Elections

(Alexandria, Va., May 29, 2020) — The International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI) announced the results of its 2020 Board of Directors election; three new members will join the Board:

L Dennis BurnsDennis Burns, CAPP, is a senior practice builder and vice president at Kimley-Horn, with more than 30 years of parking management (airport and healthcare) and consulting experience. He is recognized as a national leader in sustainable parking and transportation policy development and has produced over 500 parking/transportation studies in his career. In 2010, he was honored as IPMI’s Parking Professional of the Year. Recently, he has focused on integrating parking and mobility management strategies in a variety of environments, including research and analysis of shared-use mobility and strategies to address the future impacts of autonomous vehicles.


Josh Cantor BODJosh Cantor, CAPP, has been director of parking and transportation at George Mason University since 2005 and was previously at Cal State Fullerton. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Parking Association of the Virginias (PAV), where he served as president from 2012-2016. He is past co-chair of and continues to serve on IPMI’s Educational Development Committee and served on the IPMI State & Regional Association Committee. He received his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and his master’s degree from the University of Kentucky.


Kathryn HebertKathryn Hebert, PhD, is director of transportation, mobility, and parking with the City of Norwalk, Conn. As a critical part of the City of Norwalk Economic Development Team, she directs the city’s Transportation, Mobility and Parking Department, providing oversight, leadership, and management to create and implement convenient and safe mobile connectivity between neighborhoods, business districts, and major transportation hubs through coordinated planning, engineering, operations, and community collaborations.


The Board members will begin their two-year terms at the conclusion of the 2020 IPMI Virtual Parking & Mobility Conference & Expo this June.

The entire slate of officers of the IPMI Board of Directors, effective June 2:

• Chair: David G. Onorato, CAPP, Pittsburgh (Pa.) Parking Authority.
• Chair-elect: Gary A. Means, CAPP, Lexington & Fayette County (Ky.) Parking Authority.
• Treasurer: Alejandra Argudin, CAPP, Miami (Fla.) Parking Authority.
• Past Chair: Roamy R. Valera, CAPP, PayByPhone Technologies, Inc.
• Chris Austin, CAPP, University of Buffalo.
• Bridgette Brady, CAPP, Cornell University.
• Dennis Burns, CAPP, Kimley-Horn.
• Josh Cantor, CAPP, George Mason University.
• Pam Corbin, CAPP, City of Orlando (Fla.).
• Allen Corry, CAPP, DFW International Airport.
• Robert Ferrin, City of Columbus (Ohio).
• Kathryn Hebert, PhD., City of Norwalk (Conn.).
• Jaime Lopez de Aguilar, Sentex Group, Spain.
• Mark Lyons, CAPP, City of Sarasota, Fla.
• Jennifer I. Tougas, CAPP, PhD, Western Kentucky University.
• Shawn D. Conrad, CAE, IPMI.

Also announced were new members of IPMI’s CAPP Board of Directors:

• Gwendolyn Bolden, CAPP, Pittsburgh Parking Authority
• Sam Veraldi, CAPP, SP+

They join on the Board:

• Chair, Isaiah Mouw, CAPP, REEF Parking.
• Past Chair, Brian Scoggins, CAPP, REEF Parking.
• Irma Henderson, CAPP, University of California, Riverside.
• Hal King, CAPP, City of Hollywood, Fla.

Member News: SKIDATA Ex-CEO Hugo Rohner Joins Get My Parking as Board Advisor and Investor

SKIDATA Hugo-Rohner-Press-ReleaJune 3, 2020

After empowering over 2000 parking lots worldwide to go digital and contactless, the leading smart parking startup, Get My Parking, has announced a major addition to its team. Hugo Rohner, former Global CEO, SKIDATA, has joined the board of Get My Parking as an Advisor and Minority Investor. SKIDATA is the world’s largest provider of parking access control systems. With expertise in digitization and mobility, Hugo holds a strong track record of leading tech-enabled change at a global scale. During his 7 years as CEO, Hugo grew SKIDATA from a small, focused company to a global market leader in access and revenue management, with 10,000+ installations in over 100 countries. He is responsible for transforming SKIDATA into a digital business with a strong focus on customer service.

About joining the Get My Parking team, Hugo Rohner commented, “Get My Parking has shaped the parking industry with its world class products and a continuous push towards a fully digital parking experience. I am excited to support its mission and future growth”.

Get My Parking works on connecting parking and mobility for parking operators and facility managers, with its proprietary open IOT platform. It upgrades physical parking lots into digital mobility hubs with contactless access and cashless payments. The smart parking startup also helps parking operators integrate their existing hardware with any third-party mobile app or cloud software. Operators can launch their own consumer app in just two weeks using the Get My Parking platform. The smart parking startup is spearheading new trends like EV charging, connected cars, and shared mobility hubs on the parking real estate with plug-n-play API integrations. Get My Parking offers all of this as a white-label Software-as-a-Service model.

About this development, Chirag Jain, CEO, Get My Parking said, “New age mobility needs connected carparks and a frictionless parking experience. We are enabling this revolution across 3 continents and aim to be the global leader in digital parking transactions. Hugo’s experience in leadership and digital transformation at SKIDATA will add immense value to our team. His guidance will help us tremendously in achieving our expansion plans worldwide, especially in North America.”

Parking has traditionally been an underutilised real estate. Now, with a rapidly changing mobility landscape, parking is now poised to become a hub where all mobility transactions begin and end. The new generation of mobility activities, such as dropping off a rental car and picking up an e-scooter, are available on our fingertips. However, parking lots still use legacy equipment not compatible with cloud software or mobile applications, thus operating in silos. Get My Parking is changing this, one digital parking lot at a time. With Hugo’s entry, the team has received the backing of a seasoned veteran who believes in its vision.

About Get My Parking (GMP):

Founded in 2015, GMP is an award-winning startup that has grown to a team of 82 members across 3 continents. It provides essential technology to parking operators like white-label parking apps, IOT gate kit to retrofit old parking gates for modern capabilities, and an interoperable cloud platform that enables centralised, digital operations across a network of parking lots. The GMP platform has been deployed across 2200+ parking lots across the world and has processed over 60 million transactions till date.

Contact Information:

Rasik Pansare,
Co-founder and CMO,
Get My Parking

Website: https://www.getmyparking.com

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