New Brunswick Parking Authority Adds Electric Vehicle (EV) to its Fleet.
The NBPA is proud to announce the addition of an Electric Vehicle to its fleet of cars and trucks. “The vehicle was purchased through almost $15,000 in combined grants and credits, by taking advantage of incentives offered by PSE&G and Nissan,” said NBPA Executive Director Mitch Karon.
“The vehicle, a 2017 Nissan Leaf, will be used by our Parking Services Supervisors assisting patrons and supporting Parking Services Attendants at NBPA facilities throughout the City of New Brunswick”, added Karon.
Electricity for EVs cost much less than gasoline. According to Plug in America, the Sierra Club, and the Electric Auto Association, driving an electric vehicle is about five times cheaper than fueling with gasoline. It is much more convenient to simply plug in than to stop at a gas station to fill your gas tank. In addition to being environmentally friendly by combating climate change and reducing pollutants, they are also economically friendly as the maintenance costs are reduced substantially.
Maintenance for EVs costs much less than for gasoline vehicles. EVs require no oil changes and have ten (10) times fewer moving parts than a gasoline powered car. There is no engine, transmission, spark plugs, valves, fuel tank, tailpipe, distributor, starter, clutch, muffler, or catalytic converter. EVs are not only fun to drive but they are also smooth and quiet, and their high torque – even at low speeds – provides instant accelerator response, and also better performance in snow.
The New Brunswick Parking Authority has been a provider of charging stations for their patrons at various NBPA garages for over four years. Recently, through another PSE&G grant, the NBPA acquired ten (10) charging stations. There are currently five (5) charging stations at the Gateway garage and five (5) at the Wellness garage.
The New Brunswick Parking Authority (NBPA) is pleased to announce the expansion of Enterprise CarShare, a car-sharing service from Enterprise Rent-A-Car, to drivers in the City of New Brunswick.
This program is a membership-based, automated car rental program that offers rates by hour, day, overnight and weekends. Vehicles are available for rent 24 hours a day, seven days a week at two new locations – the corner of College Avenue and Bartlett Street and the corner of College Avenue and Stone Street.
Cars are also available at three additional locations – 95 Paterson Street, 17 Easton Avenue and 205 Easton Avenue.
The New Brunswick Parking Authority understands the transportation needs of city residents. Residents who own vehicles in the City of New Brunswick like many in other urban centers face the challenge of decreasing inventory of on street parking. Enterprise CarShare will provide residents with an option to the convenient use of a rental vehicle at various locations throughout the City. Fewer vehicles on the street result in more available spaces for other residents and patrons supporting local business.
"We're pleased to be able to expand our partnership with Enterprise to bring more CarShare vehicles to the City of New Brunswick." said Mitch Karon, Executive Director for the New Brunswick Parking Authority. "This service provides another level of convenience for the network of customers that we serve daily in our community."
In celebration of this new availability, Enterprise CarShare has waived the application and first- year membership fees for new members. Effective immediately, members can join for $10 and receive $6 hourly driving rates.
All New Brunswick residents with a valid driver's license can join at www.EnterpriseCarShare.com/joinnb. Members can then download the easy-to-use Enterprise CarShare app, available on iPhone and Android devices, to find vehicles nearby and make a reservation.
NBPA' S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MITCH KARON IS ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE NEW JERSEY PARKING INSTITUTE
Mitch Karon, CAPP, Executive Director of the New Brunswick Parking Authority is elected President of the prestigious New Jersey Parking Institute by a unanimous vote of its Board of Directors.
The New Jersey Parking Institute, a division of The New Jersey Association of Parking Authorities and Agencies, is a professional association of Parking Administrators, Commissioners, vendors and consultants.
The Association is dedicated to solving the challenges of providing business, residential and public parking. The purpose of the Association is to plan, promote, and develop procedures and legislation, for the betterment of parking in the State of New Jersey, which has national application.
“I am honored to be chosen by my peers to help lead the New Jersey Parking Institute during this exciting period of new technology and innovation occurring within the parking industry", said Karon.
The NJPI is an allied Association of the International Parking Institute and is dedicated to providing information, educational opportunities and support to the parking profession.
NBPA'S DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS HARRY J DELGADO RECOGNIZED BY THE CAPP CERTIFICATION BOARD OF THE INTERNATIONAL PARKING INSTITUTE AND THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
The International Parking Institute served official notification to the New Brunswick Parking Authority that the CAPP Certification Board (Certified Administrator of Public Parking), along with the International Parking Institute and the University of Virginia has recommended NBPA Director of Operations Harry J Delgado, Ed.S, CAPP, for certification based on his completion of the CAPP Program Requirements.
IPI stated in the release, “We are very proud of Harry's achievement and are glad he has chosen to demonstrate his commitment to professionalism through attaining the industry's premier professional credential. We applaud the New Brunswick Parking Authority for supporting his venture and academic achievement."
CAPP is respected worldwide as the leading credential in parking. CAPPs represent the best of the industry, leading with innovation, professionalism, and expertise; providing service; and demonstrating competence in the parking profession. CAPP designation is meant to assure stakeholders (employers, regulators, consumers, and the public) that the credentialed parking professional has demonstrated an established level of competence in the field.
CAPP's maintains a rigorous academic program in areas such as Management, Parking Facility Design, Rehabilitation and Maintenance, Enforcement, and many other Parking Industry specific topics. The candidate must prove proficiency in the various areas and successfully pass a four and one half hours examination to achieve CAPP certification.
The CAPP credential is a program of the International Parking Institute (IPI) and is administered through the independent CAPP Certification Board of IPI in cooperation with the University of Virginia. Capp is respected worldwide as the leading credential in parking.
THE NEW BRUNSWICK PARKING AUTHORITY OFFERS PRE-PAY AND RESERVE PARKING AT THE CIVIC SQUARE DECK and SELECT VALET LOCATIONS.
You can now use the on-line service “ParkMe" to pre pay and reserve parking in New Brunswick at the Civic Square Deck* and select valet locations. Go to parkme.com, enter the zip code (08901), and select from the current available options. You may also download the ParkMe app and make your reservation on smart phones and tablets.
The New Brunswick Parking Authority is consistently looking for ways to make parking in the city more convenient for their patrons. On line reservations can expedite your parking experience by avoiding cashier lines and making entry quick and easy. Just present proof of your prepaid reservation to the parking attendant upon entry and once verified either self park at Civic Square Deck or turn the vehicle over to our professional valet drivers. It's just that easy.
The NBPA has developed partnerships within the industry in order to offer the latest parking technology to our customers. This technology has allowed the NBPA to offer alternative methods of payments. Pay-by-cell has been widely accepted throughout the city for our on and off street meter parking. On line reservations and prepaid parking is another example of technology being offered to make parking quick and efficient.
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*After 5PM only
THE NEW BRUNSWICK PARKING AUTHORITY BRINGS CARSHARE TO THE CITY
The New Brunswick Parking Authority understands the transportation needs of city residents and is now offering an important option in a partnership with Enterprise CarShare.
Car sharing is part of the continuing effort of the NBPA in recognizing the need for sustainable alternatives in parking and transportation. Residents in the City of New Brunswick, like residents in many other urban centers, who own vehicles, face the challenge of decreasing inventory of on street parking. CarShare will provide residents and visitors alike, the convenient accessibility to the use of a rental vehicle at two NBPA facilities on either side of the City. Fewer vehicles on the street result in more available parking spaces for residents and patrons supporting local businesses.
New Brunswick CarShare users will have access to vehicles at two convenient locations; the Gateway garage at 7 Wall Street and the Morris Street Deck at 70 New Street. The Gateway garage offers a uniquely convenient location with its walkway connected to the train station while the Morris Street Deck is in close proximity of the Heldrich Hotel. Members can reserve a car by the hour, day or overnight for one all-inclusive price. Signing up and renting a car is simple -- and can be done easily on a mobile device, tablet or desktop computer.
“The Parking Authority is delighted to be able to join up with Enterprise CarShare and offer this valuable service to New Brunswick residents and its visitors, said Mitch Karon, Executive Director". “I am confident that this program will be successful and ultimately will be extended so that cars can be picked up and dropped off throughout the city." “Our goal is to offer an alternative to owning and maintaining a vehicle by implementing a car sharing program in New Brunswick." Karon said.
The partnership between the NBPA and Enterprise CarShare and its expansion into New Brunswick will provide area residents with a car share option that features up-to-date vehicles and first rate customer service," said Ryan Johnson, assistant vice president of Enterprise CarShare. “As urbanization continues, car sharing plays an increasingly significant role in serving local transportation needs, and our service is poised for continued growth throughout the entire region."
Drivers can sign up for Enterprise CarShare by visiting
Enterprise CarShare is a cost-effective alternative to car ownership, an environmentally-friendly supplement to public transit and, since it's backed by Enterprise's award-winning customer service, delivers convenience and reliability to members in select markets across the country. More information is available by visiting www.enterprisecarshare.com, the Enterprise CarShare Facebook page, or by following @carshare on Twitter.
The New Brunswick Parking Authority will be adjusting its hourly parking rates in 2014.
The New Brunswick Parking Authority (NBPA) will be adjusting its hourly parking rates within its garages, as well as its “event" parking rates. Effective January 1, 2014, garage hourly rates will be increasing, on the average, one dollar. Event parking will be increasing to $8.00.
The monthly rates at New Street, Paterson, Plum and Church Street garages will be increasing $10 per month. The Morris Street Garage monthly rate will increase $15.00 per month. The NBPA will continue to offer discounted monthly parking to city residents.
“The Parking Authority does not take pleasure in increasing its rates but finds it necessary to do so in order to continue to provide sufficient, clean and safe parking facilities for the city's residents, visitors and commuters", said Executive Director Mitch Karon. “In order to meet its financial obligations, we have very little choice but to implement these budgetary adjustments. During the past year the NBPA has added state of the art equipment in several of its parking garages to improve speed of entry and egress for our customers. As technology changes, the NBPA will continue to invest in equipment that improves our customers' parking experience. Be assured that the NBPA has also been proactive on the expense side during its budgeting process; we have kept many expenses flat or have made reductions in several areas in order to keep our rates as low as possible.“ Karon said.