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.


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.