CHICAGO, June 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SP Plus Corporation (SP+), (Nasdaq:SP), a leader in parking management, ground transportation and ancillary services, announced its selection by the City of Atlanta to manage the City's on-street parking program. The municipal division of SP+ will provide parking enforcement, meter maintenance, collection and citation processing services.
"The City of Atlanta is pleased to announce the launch of a new, customer-based parking experience with ATLPlus," said Mayor Kasim Reed. "With the addition of upgraded equipment and Smartphone Apps, ATLPlus will minimize the time it takes for citizens and visitors to safely and legally park their vehicles. In addition, customers will now have an opportunity to dispute tickets through an administrative review process. We are confident that SP+ will bring a new level of experience and service to parking in our city."
The five-year partnership has been formed to upgrade Atlanta's 2,400 metered parking spaces—ultimately, providing residents and visitors with a state-of-the-art smart parking system. Immediate upgrades include the conversion to a program using license plate recognition technology for enforcement. Over the coming months, SP+ plans to meet with neighborhood stakeholders to discuss the impact of the new program, enhanced customer service and operational efficiency.
"We are excited to have earned the City's trust to make needed improvements to this valuable public service. Our objective will be to enhance the parking experience for customers by deploying new equipment while our staff maintains the southern hospitality for which Atlanta is known," commented Thomas Hagerman, Executive Vice President for SP+.
SP+ provides professional parking, ground transportation, facility maintenance, security, and event logistics services to property owners and managers in all markets of the real estate industry. The Company has more than 22,000 employees and operates approximately 3,700 facilities with 2.0 million parking spaces in hundreds of cities across North America, including parking-related and shuttle bus operations serving more than 70 airports. SP+ is one of the premier valet operators in the nation with more four and five diamond luxury properties, including hotels and resorts, than any other valet competitor. The Company's ground transportation division transports approximately 42 million passengers each year; its facility maintenance division operates in dozens of U.S. cities; and it provides a wide range of event logistics services. For more information, visit www.spplus.com.
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