LOS ANGELES and NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – Drivers in downtown Los Angeles may have
more time on their hands starting today. LA ExpressPark™ goes live, an advanced
parking system developed by Xerox (NYSE: XRX) and the Los Angeles Department of
Transportation (LADOT), that applies new technology and demand-based pricing to
increase the availability of limited parking spaces, relieve traffic congestion
and reduce air pollution.
The one-year pilot funded by a $15 million grant from the U.S. Department of
- Real-Time Parking Guidance Systems – Information will be displayed on street-side signs and a smartphone app called
Parker™ from Streetline, which enables motorists to view parking options based
on pricing, location and real-time availability. Sensors in the parking spaces
track occupancy and update the app when a space becomes available.
- New Parking Meter Technology – New meters and upgraded multi-space pay stations will be installed for approximately
6,000 on-street parking spaces. The new meters will accept a variety of payment
methods, including credit cards, coins and payments made by phone that are charged
to a driver’s account.
- Parking Management System – Xerox will deliver its Merge™ Parking Management System to process all parking-related
transactions and provide real-time parking data analytics to LADOT and drivers.
"Downtown is the heart and soul of Los Angeles, and has experienced significant
growth over the last decade," said Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. "LA
ExpressPark's dynamic system will make parking in downtown easier, faster, and
smarter for all Angelenos."
“Years of planning, research and innovation are playing out on the streets of
Los Angeles in an effort to better serve its citizens,” said Dave Amoriell, executive
vice president and chief operating officer, Transportation, Central and Local
Government Sector, Xerox. “Intelligent parking services, like LA ExpressPark,
make it easier for people to find and pay for parking. This keeps traffic flowing,
reduces time spent and fuel consumed searching for a parking space and creates
more frequent turnover for businesses.”
Xerox Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ursula Burns will be speaking on May
21 about LA ExpressPark, and several of Xerox’s groundbreaking transportation
solutions during the opening plenary session at the Intelligent Transportation
Society of America’s (ITSA) 22nd Annual Meeting and Exposition. The keynote session
can be viewed live today at 10 a.m. ET at http://www.itsa.org/annualmeeting/livestream
ITS America Expo, which runs May 21-23 in National Harbor, Maryland, will focus
on how city, state and national agencies can leverage advances in transportation
technology to create more efficient, safer and cleaner communities.
The transportation technologies Xerox will showcase at ITS America Expo include:
- Congestion Management Tolling – Xerox’s unique, dynamic pricing algorithms help improve parking and tolling
management by adjusting prices at any given time based on current demand to help
keep traffic flowing and reduce congestion. Xerox will demonstrate how its expertise
in imaging is being applied to dynamic pricing technology to improve collection
- Public Transit – Xerox will demonstrate the SmartTraveler Plus app, which gives commuters mobile
access to real-time schedule and route information via phone and personal computing
- Data Analytics – Using data that transportation agencies already have, Xerox will show how they
are able to “make sense” of that information so transportation managers can find
patterns, trends and solutions. By using a “city dashboard,” including heat maps
that illustrate different levels of transportation activity, city managers get
an accurate snapshot at any given moment in various parts of a city.
Xerox is a leader in the implementation of technology in transportation including
operating the PrePass system which electronically screens and clears 425,000 registered
trucks and is the single largest nationwide ITS implementation in the United States.
To learn more about Xerox transportation solutions and to follow Xerox at ITS
America and future transportation shows, please visit: http://www.acs-inc.com/transportation/upcoming-tradeshows.aspx.
Also available is a “Transportation Made Simple” infographic from Xerox Transportation
Services, highlighting Xerox innovation in: parking, public transportation, tolling
With sales approaching $23 billion, Xerox (NYSE: XRX) is the world’s leading
enterprise for business process and document management. Its technology, expertise
and services enable workplaces – from small businesses to large global enterprises
– to simplify the way work gets done so they operate more effectively and focus
more on what matters most: their real business. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn.,
Xerox offers business process outsourcing and IT outsourcing services, including
data processing, healthcare solutions, HR benefits management, finance support,
transportation solutions, and customer relationship management services for commercial
and government organizations worldwide. The company also provides extensive leading-edge
document technology, services, software and genuine Xerox supplies for graphic
communication and office printing environments of any size. The 140,000 people
of Xerox serve clients in more than 160 countries. For more information, visit
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