MIAMI, Feb. 21, 2017 — NuPark, the leading provider of smart parking management solutions, announced today the integration of its parking management solution with RideFlag’s Carpool on Demand app at Florida International University (FIU) campus. By combining carpooling with a digital pass parking verification process for the first time anywhere in the country, FIU now can not only help students, faculty, and staff dynamically organize carpools to campus but also provide on-demand, dynamic access to premium parking on campus for those riders to optimize the university’s parking spaces and decrease its carbon footprint.
FIU’s carpooling program encourages Florida International University members to reduce the number of times they drive alone to campus each week. FIU’s new carpooling solution uses its new RideFlag Carpool on Demand app, which allows users to dynamically coordinate rides to and from campus with other users who are taking the same route. Once a carpool is completed within the app, it automatically notifies FIU Parking & Transportation, and through NuPark’s Parking Management System, a one-day virtual permit is automatically issued for the driver to park in a premium parking space upon arrival to FIU. Carpool drivers with a valid FIU parking permit, such as students or staff, are allowed to park in carpool spaces across campus, and visitors will be directed to metered parking.
“Through our partnerships with RideFlag and NuPark, we are excited to use innovative technologies to bring new transportation options to our FIU community,” said Thomas Hartley, the executive director of Parking & Transportation. “NuPark and RideFlag’s parking solutions have allowed us to not only do our fair share to reduce cars on the road but also minimize parking requirements and reduce our carbon footprint.”