December 2019

Parking facilities

CAME technological car parks installed in Marina Di Stabia

CAME Parkare, a CAME group company specializing in the design of advanced parking management systems, has created the new parking area for the prestigious Yacht Club of Castellamare di Stabia.

A top of the range PKE system, with a capacity of 760 cars, made up of six access points with Gard 4 barriers and associated entry and exit units and three automatic cashiers, which offers personalized management of different types of users, including marina subscribers, occasional visitors and professionals.

The Yacht Club, pride of Marina di Stabia, was designed by architect Massimiliano Fuksas and has a restaurant, café, swimming pool and a few conference rooms. A panoramic terrace overlooks the sea allowing a view of the beauties of the Neapolitan city, ranging from the protected marine area of ​​Punta Campanella to Capri, from Ischia to Vesuvius, all at a glance.

The CAME PKE parking system simplifies and speeds up the entry and exit of users from the Marina di Stabia car parks, thus improving the user parking experience. In the region, innovative and “intelligent” solutions have been implemented, such as the license plate recognition with OCR and the use of UHF TAG antenna, an adhesive label that can be easily stuck on the windshield of the vehicle which allows dynamic entry into the parking lot. In addition, the system is suitable for possible future integrations with Telepasses.

Entrance and exit lane of an outdoor car park, with palm trees, yellow and black chevron edging and payment machines Entrance and exit lane of an outdoor parking lot with a kiosk to the left and palm trees and mountain views in the background White and blue parking kiosk with yachts, mountains, ocean and palm trees in the background

The car park was designed by the engineering department of CAME, which also offers technical and advanced support real-time remote assistance. The PKE system guarantees low maintenance and requires less staff to parking monitoring, which can therefore be used for other tasks. The parking system was installed in a short time, but in two distinct phases, so as to ensure access to the structure by yacht club clients and the continuity of services.

The Marina di Stabia nautical tourism facility was built inside the Gulf of Naples in an abandoned industrial area, once occupied by Cantieri Metallurgici Italiani. The project is the result of a redevelopment plan that included the construction of the marina, a shipyard and a dry warehouse, as well as commercial and industrial buildings, restaurants, sports facilities and areas of ‘exposure. The shipyard covers a total area of ​​60,000 square meters, positioning itself as one of the largest marinas in Europe, an icon of renewal for southern Italy.

About CAME Parkare

CAME parkaCAME – Parkare is a company of the CAME group. We are leaders in the automation, control, management and distribution of equipment for car parks (on roads) and parking meters (off roads). We also perform maintenance on all our machines and systems with our customer service.

At CAME – Parkare our main asset is the satisfaction of all our customers. As a service company (almost 50%), we constantly aim to provide quality solutions to our customers.

Our value chain contains concepts such as Study Feasibility, Development & Engineering, Manufacturing, Installation and After Sales Service. As a result, we can offer tailor-made solutions to our customers.

CAME – Parkare is a new concept, stronger than ever and present in 118 countries.

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Students pay millions of dollars for parking structures | Campus News

This year alone, Cal State Fullerton students paid $ 9.8 million for their campus parking, and they are expected to spend millions more over the next decade.

The $ 9.8 million comes from the sale of approximately 39,000 half-year parking permits. Historically, CSUF is a suburban university and at least 50% of students buy parking permits every semester, according to the Ministry of Parking and Transport.

As of this semester, there are 39,868 students enrolled at CSUF and a total of 8,047 parking spaces available for students. CSUF sold 18,880 permits this semester, more than twice as many permits as there are places.

The parking permit cost $ 236 last semester, then rose to $ 285 this semester and will climb to $ 334 by the 2020 summer session, an increase of over 40% in two years. The daily parking pass will be increased from $ 8 to $ 10, and motorcycle parking permits will be increased from $ 120 to $ 140.

Campus officials justified the increase by stating that it will be used to fund the inbound parking structure on the east side of the campus, alongside the existing structure on the east side. The structure will contain 1,900 new spaces and cost $ 38.8 million, according to Sasha Azoqa, communications specialist for the parking and transportation department.

She added that each parking spot costs $ 20,000, which is used by of them to three students per day.

The new parking structure will be built north of the Eastside parking structure and is expected to be completed by fall 2020. It will include energy efficient LED lighting, elevators, staircase and a solar canopy on the roof.

The structure is meant to help alleviate parking lot overflow, a problem that has worsened over the years. However, some students expressed their dissatisfaction with the increase, acknowledging the problem of on-campus parking, but not wanting it to be paid for by students who are already facing financial hardship.

“It upsets and frustrates me because the students are already food insecure. We have homeless tenants. We can’t afford to pay for their textbooks, ”said Maria Linares, Associated Students board vice president. “Now is not the time to increase parking permit fees. “

Students opposed to increased parking permits have started a petition on the site which collected nearly 3,000 student signatures more than half of its target of 5,000 signatures. Throughout the comments section, students have expressed concern and disappointment with the increased fees.

A state audit on UHC earlier this year found that the chancellor’s office “has failed to ensure that campuses fully explore alternative transportation options before investing in expensive parking lots. The audit came months after the CSUF announced the construction of a new parking lot.

Kristen Jasko, director of the parking and transportation department, said her department has always looked for alternatives to parking, whether through third-party apps or carpooling to solve the parking problem.

The increase in parking fees supports an even greater cost: structures already built.

In the past 15 years, three parking lots have been added to the CSUF which are still in the process of being reimbursed, according to Danny Kim, Vice President of Administration and Finance.

The $ 25.7 million Nutwood parking structure is expected to be paid off by 2029, and the State College’s $ 24.7 million parking structure is expected to be paid for by 2031. Finally, the parking structure Eastside’s $ 24.9 million is expected to be paid in 2035, according to the Parking and Transportation Department.

The new structure will cost $ 2.6 million per year, bringing the total annual cost of construction bonds to $ 6.9 million, which will remain until at least 2029.

This brings the total cost of the parking structures to just over $ 114 million.

Azoqa noted that the new parking structure is “on track” in terms of development. Bomel Construction, the same contractor who built the State College parking structure, is currently building the third floor.

According to California Education Code 89700, the Department of Parking and Transportation cannot receive any state or university funding to help pay for the costs of operating or developing parking lots, forcing the department to fund itself only. .

“All construction or maintenance of the parking structure must come from the parking permit fee,” Azoqa said.

Jasko said the parking structures are typically funded by a 25-year loan that is paid back with the income from the parking permits.

The revenues from the parking permits are used directly to finance the parking operations, whether it is the operating expenses of the department, any unpaid debt service on the parking structures or simply general operating expenses, ”said Jasko.

To meet the demand for parking during the first three weeks of the school, the department launched an assisted parking program in the spring of 2017, which allowed students to park their vehicles in the aisles after the lots had been filled.

This year the “assisted parking has been placed in areas we didn’t have before, and for an extended period, ”Jasko said. This is due to the 500 parking spaces that were lost in Lot E, due to the construction of the new structure.

The program is available Monday through Thursday in lots A, G, S and Titan Hall South, with a parking attendant available until 10 p.m.

Another effort the department has made to help deal with the parking crisis is offsite parking at EvFree Church. This additional parking was offered for the first time in the spring of 2017 due to the registration record that the university faced in the fall of 2016.

Students can purchase an off-site parking permit for $ 85, with a shuttle service to and from campus available Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

“What’s really cool about this parking lot (EvFree Church) and the shuttle service is that while we have 865 students parking there regularly, we also have a lot of carpool from there,” Jasko said. “So we actually have more passengers using the shuttles than we have license holders. “

President Fram Virjee was unavailable for comment.

Noah Biesiada contributed to this article.

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Parking lots in Old Town Fort Collins are free Saturday through New Years

Holiday shopping is stressful enough. Now, patrons of Old Town Fort Collins can enjoy a little more holiday cheer on their next trip to downtown: free parking on Saturdays.

The City of Fort Collins has announced that parking in downtown garages will be free from Saturday through New Year’s Day. This is in addition to free parking at the facilities on Sundays and holidays throughout the year.

Participating parking garages include the Old Town Parking Garage, 100 Remington St .; Fire station garage, 160 Chestnut Street; and the Civic Center garage at the southeast corner of Mason Street and Laporte Avenue.

This year, Fort Collins changed the way people pay to park in downtown garages. Drivers must now prepay to park rather than taking a ticket when leaving. The first hour at the Old Town garage and at the Civic Center garage is always free.

Users can either enter their vehicle’s license plate number and payment (cash or credit card) at a payment terminal, or use the city’s FC Parking app on a mobile phone.

Another novelty in the garages are signs indicating the number of parking spaces available on each level of the structure. Drivers can spot open spaces from a distance using the lighting system above each booth. Green lights indicate free space.

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