Friday, June 3, 2016

MCDOT’s Division of Parking Management Wins Two Awards from International Parking Institute

The Capital Crescent Garage #31 is located at 7171 Woodmont Avenue in Bethesda.
In addition to winning the International Parking Institute’s (IPI) Award of Excellence for its Capital Crescent Garage, Montgomery County Department of Transportation's (MCDOT) Division of Parking Management also won a Parking Matters® Marketing and Communications award, which recognizes outstanding parking related marketing, public relations, or communications programs and campaigns.

Accepting the awards are MCDOT's Jeff Reise and Jeremy Souders.
Using social media and its website, the Division of Parking Management developed a creative campaign using colorful graphics to promote its innovative programs. These innovations include solar powered smart parking meters, electric vehicle charging stations, pay by cell technology, real time signs and mobile applications that indicate parking space availability in garages, a digital permit that eliminates the need for paper permits in vehicles parked in restricted areas, a system that enables parkers to preregister their vehicle and exit a garage without stopping to pay, and a parking boot that allows delinquent parkers to pay their tickets by cell phone without being towed.

More information about IPI is available online