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Free Learning Lab: Parking Best Practices In The ‘New Normal’: A Deeper Look Into Occupancy and The Evolution Of Digital Permits

Parking Best Practices In The ‘New Normal’: A Deeper Look Into Occupancy and The Evolution Of Digital Permits 

Presented by gtechna

Learn more about why cities are migrating to online solutions like virtual permits to offer simple and safe ways to park in zones where space can be a scarce commodity and why creating contactless convenient options for parking is more important than ever in the midst of a pandemic.

Free to all industry professionals, pre-registration required to attend.


In this learning lab, Rachel Barra, Management Analyst for the City of Tacoma Parking Services, will share the city’s 9-year permit program journey, from paper to digital using gtechna’s permitting solution. She will also discuss what Tacoma envisions as the next steps in its permit program. Rachel will also share her team’s experience leveraging gtechna’s LPR technology to conduct internal on-street occupancy studies, instead of hiring an outside consultant.

Featured Speaker:

Rachel Barra, Management Analyst, has been with the City of Tacoma’s Parking Services for 6 years. Her efforts have been focused on maximizing the use of the right-of-way through effective parking management. She is responsible for overseeing Tacoma’s Residential Parking Program, leads data-driven conversations, and acts as the primary liaison for the city’s Parking Technical Advisory Group


Mitesh Sharma, gtechna, has spent the last 15 years lending his insights and expertise in the software industry working with government agencies and multinational brands like TiVo, Virgin Media, Walmart and Broadcom. During this time Mitesh has been proud to get the opportunity to develop and deploy complex enterprise products. In the past few years as Product Line Manager for the gtechna product suite, Mitesh has worked with several government authorities and municipalities to implement new digital residential parking and LPR programs in 15+ cities across U.S & Canada.

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Member News: gtechna Celebrates Big Wins Across North America

Online Services and Permit Management fueling success of newly established parking enforcement efforts

BUFFALO, N.Y., February 20, 2021 — gtechna, a developer of smart parking and curbside enforcement software including ticket issuance, handheld, vehicle and fixed license plate recognition, virtual parking permits and integration with pay by plate systems, announces today the recent success of rollouts across several North American cities.

While 2020 may have been a challenging year for many, it’s generated significant technological advancements and success for gtechna, one of North America’s most experienced and trusted parking enforcement authorities, and their partners.

Since July, gtechna has teamed up with the University of Wisconsin Green Bay as well as the towns of South Bruce and Hamilton, Ontario and Cultus Lake, British Columbia, to drastically improve their parking enforcement with new, highly-efficient, and convenient parking tech—with the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority and Pittsburgh Parking Authority pending rollouts over the next few months.

Most notably, gtechna has helped integrate and establish helpful, intuitive, and decisive Online Service and Permit Management portals, drastically reducing costs and workload while also increasing the overall safety and efficiency of many previously manual processes for both municipal workers and constituents alike.

gtechna continues to grow organically by putting its customers first, innovating to meet today’s needs while foreseeing tomorrow’s new challenges.  To learn more about how gtechna supports cities’ enforcement visions, visit the company website.

About gtechna

gtechna provides real-time off-street parking and curbside enforcement software as well as permit management to assist governments, private operators, transportation agencies and universities with its mobility goals. Known for providing future technology today, gtechna is now used to service more than 25 million tickets per year while increasing compliance and overall operational efficiency. Twenty years of successful collaborations with leading agencies in Washington, D.C.,Greater Boston Transit, Toronto,  Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, Seattle and Vancouver have seen the firm’s growth into international markets including Australia, Sri Lanka and Malaysia. gtechna enforcement applications are among the industry’s best because the company continually invests in refining and developing its products to deliver solutions that empower its customers. Continued high-demand for gtechna technology in world-class cities has positioned the firm as the trusted source for reliable parking and mobility enforcement solutions. gtechna is a division of Harris Computer.

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