Streamlining Municipal Mobility: Why Modernizing City Parking is Key 

Anyone who has spent time in more than a few city centers can attest that there are any number of ways for a local government to manage its parking and transportation services. And, how those services are provided to visitors and residents alike can make an enormous impact on a downtown’s reputation.  

From the day-to-day management of on-street and garage parking to the ease of access to retail, arts, and entertainment districts, to the availability of public transportation and local shuttle services, how city administrators handle municipal mobility can easily highlight an area’s strengths or underscore its weaknesses.  

Leaders and stakeholders in smart cities understand that there is much more that goes into a well-run urban core than just ample parking. For example, efficient and safe shuttle services and downtown circulators help move people from place to place while reducing stress on local roadways.  

Further, with the right parking management operator and smart technology, municipalities can easily transform underperforming parking assets into sustainable revenue streams. Tech-based on-street parking management is a seamless and profitable tool for managing citation processing and parking enforcement virtually, reducing both personnel costs and the general operating bottom line for the mobility sector.  

All of these tools can monetize parking assets for city stakeholders while improving the consumer experience for residents and visitors. There are also some less tangible, and equally important, reasons that choosing the right framework for municipal parking and transportation can change the face of a city. 

Local Commerce: Accessibility Attracts Visitors and New Stakeholders  

Visitors to city centers, whether they are locals, tourists, business leaders, or economic stakeholders, expect connectivity and accessibility. Regardless of the reason, someone is trying to park in your city, being able to find transportation or parking in a safe, efficient, and cost-effective manner will drive the number of return visitors. Successful municipalities strategically plan land use for parking and offer a range of solutions, including robust public transportation and centralized shuttle services that bring people to services they want.

Public Safety & Quality of Life  

It’s not simply clickbait that one can find countless listings for the worst cities to park in, or the worst cities to drive in people look for this information because it affects their day-to-day life in countless ways. Traffic congestion is both a frustration and a risk to public safety.  

Streamlined parking and transportation services, especially in downtown and city centers, take the focus off parking and shine a light on the amenities an area has to offer its visitors, residents, business partners, and community stakeholders. 


Cities and towns that provide streamlined mobility management also benefit from decreased energy use. Downtown circulators and intracity shuttles reduce the number of cars on the road. Effective parking management also reduces the number of cars circling an area looking for a parking spot. Even one less car on the road reduces a city’s carbon footprint. 

The Natural Resources Defence Council Estimates there are between 3.5 and 8 parking spots for every car in the United States. And while this is a statistic that doesn’t apply evenly across all geographic locations, the lesson is that parking can be streamlined and consolidated for the benefit of everyone. Parking management professionals provide operational consulting and strategic planning to make the best use of city-owned land, one of a community’s most precious resources.  

All of these sustainability measures can be achieved with skilled operational consulting and strategic planning. Elite Parking Services of America has a team of industry experts and sustainability thought leaders for government agencies of every scope. With tools such as our state-of-the-art Elite Operating System, we will develop a comprehensive parking and transportation plan to exceed all of your city’s modern mobility needs. 

How Elite Can Help Maximize Your City’s Parking Operations 

As cities and technology continue to evolve, access and connectivity is becoming more expected at every level of municipal operations. Remaining informed about the most state-of-the-art technology is a critical piece in providing stellar city services. With the help of Elite’s team of leading industry professionals, modern smart tech can be leveraged to provide invaluable information that will improve city transportation operations at every level.  

Elite Parking Services of America understands the sensitive nature of political environments and the necessity for providing consistent and superior constituent services. Elite specializes in every aspect of municipal parking operations and can provide you with a full-service parking management program

Elite Parking Services of America offers modernized turkey municipal mobility services. From enforcing city ordinances to developing sustainability strategies and operational management, we create true partnerships with its municipal clients and provide customizable services that serve all their parking and transportation needs.  

We specialize in providing parking and transportation management solutions to municipalities of every size and shape, with an exceptional range of innovative solutions that can be tailored to suit your government’s specific needs. With our proven, industry-leading parking management services supporting your city’s mobility logistics, your city center will thrive.  

Check our case study: Monetizing an Underperforming Parking Asset

Smart Cities: Connecting People to Service through Innovation

Learn how the evolution of smart cities and mobile solutions is enhancing the way parking management companies, transportation management operators and other industry experts deliver connectivity as a service through real-time data and analytics. 

What is a Smart City? 

In general, the phrase “smart city” is an umbrella term for a municipality’s use of mobile technology and real-time data management to gain a better understanding of what is happening throughout the city. The smart city framework integrates information from many sources, including citizens, mobile devices, and city-owned assets, to develop a dynamic roadmap for how to manage the collective community, delegate resources, and solve common infrastructure problems.  

From traffic management and waste collection to crime prevention and detection networks, local governments and municipalities are integrating smart technology into the way cities services are managed at an increasing level. Data collected from various sources is used to shape the way a city operates on a daily basis, as well as how its leaders and administrators plan for the future.  

Research indicates that smart city planning can improve community life in many ways, and the concept applies to towns and municipalities of any size. With proper use and innovation, connected cities can save the community time and money, boost the local economy and encourage community connection and business partnerships. They can also offer residents and visitors alike improved health, augmented public safety, more robust environmental assets, and more efficient infrastructure systems, such as public transportation and growth management.  

Ultimately, the concept of smart cities isn’t simply about technology and data analytics. At their core, smart cities are about people. The collection, study, and exchange of information allows communities to better serve their residents, visitors, and stakeholders. 

In this same way, smart city technology can lend valuable insight into how mobility management operators, transportation managers, and parking management providers can deliver the best service to their client base, while boosting their revenue and optimizing assets. 

Mobility Solutions and Customer Connectivity  

The consumer experience is in many ways defined by the first and last interaction that takes place. When consumers are attending a special event or visiting a family member at the hospital, if they are frustrated by parking unavailability or a late shuttle, those moments can significantly impact customer service reviews and the rate of return users.  

Technology is transforming the way customers receive services in countless ways, including the ability to offer mobility as a service. To keep up with an ever-changing world, adaptability is key and connectivity is everything. By aligning with smart city technology, mobility management operators can improve a vast number of services, including digitized parking services, fleet management analytics, real-time GPS data for transportation services, up-to-the-minute customer service tracking, instant employee communications and so much more.  

Perhaps more importantly, connecting the consumer experience and offering innovative mobility solutions is especially vital as it relates to improving customer service outcomes. Client connectivity simplifies the activity for the end-user and allows parking managers, transportation management companies, and mobility operators to provide a service their clients will never forget.  

How can Elite help you Navigate Smart City Technology   

Now more than ever, staying abreast of the most state-of-the-art technology is a critical piece providing stellar service. Smart cities and client connectivity are transforming how mobility management operators deliver services. At first, glance, mastering smart city technology could seem overwhelming. With the help of Elite’s team of leading industry professionals, however, this same technology can be leveraged to provide invaluable information that will improve business operations and provide exceptional customer service at every level.    

Elite Parking Services of America specializes in providing parking and transportation management solutions to five core markets: hospitals, airports, government agencies and municipalities, hotels, and commercial real estate. We have a range of innovation solutions that can be tailored to suit your organization’s specific needs. 

One example is our patented eTRAC technology, which gives the ability to monitor and quantify each aspect of a parking management system or mobility management operation from a centralized platform with just a few clicks. From real-time staff performance data to your location’s entry/exit patterns, eTRAC offers insights to bring measurable improvement in staff productivity, operational efficiency, and overall profitability. Additionally, our Elite Service Experience is a five-step proven process that ensures consistency, compliance, accountability, and open communication. When all of these components are in place, it ensures that the first and last interactions your customers have will be positive, allowing for a consumer experience that is second to none.  

Elite can streamline your entire mobility infrastructure and help you derive profitable outcomes from each of your transportation assets consistently and affordably. Most importantly, with a firm understanding of what new and emerging technology can offer our clients, we’ll help you connect your customers to a positive consumer experience they’ll remember. At Elite, we’ve built our foundation on innovation in parking, and on continuing to evolve as technology evolves with us.  

[1] Source - Mills, D.; Pudney, S.; Pevcin, P.; Dvorak, J. Evidence-Based Public Policy Decision-Making in Smart Cities: Does Extant Theory Support Achievement of City Sustainability Objectives? Sustainability 2022, 14, 3.
[2] Source - UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Smart Cities Background Paper