Monday, October 3, 2011

Park PGH Receives Award for Parking Innovation


Today's date: October 3, 2011


Park PGH to Receive National Transportation Award for City’s First Comprehensive “Smart” Parking System

Details of New First-in-the-Nation Predictive Parking System to be Unveiled at Press Conference on Monday, Oct. 3

WHAT: ParkPGH, Pittsburgh’s first comprehensive “smart” parking system, will be the focus of a national transportation award recognizing the City’s use of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) to ease traffic congestion and make drivers’ commutes more convenient by delivering real-time information about parking availability in all Cultural District garages.

The Smart Solution Spotlightaward will be presented by Scott Belcher, President and CEO of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America), the nation’s largest association focused on encouraging transportation innovation. The ITS AmericaSmart Solution Spotlight award recognizes the country’s most innovative uses of smart technology to create a safe, clean, efficient and sustainable transportation system.

A media briefing on Phase 2 of the project — Predictive Parking — will follow the award presentation.


Kevin McMahon, President and CEO, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Robert Hampshire, Carnegie Mellon University

Scott Belcher, President and CEO, Intelligent Transportation Society of America

WHEN: Monday, October 3, 2011, 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: Benedum Center for the Performing Arts, Seventh Street, Cultural District

(press conference will be held in the Grand Lobby)

For more information, please contact Cherie Gibson at (202) 721-4224 or



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