ASU Parking and Transit Services named Organization of the Year at international conference
Arizona State University Parking and Transit Services (PTS) once again received international recognition, besting parking departments from municipalities, airports and other universities.
The International Parking Institute named PTS the 2017 Parking Organization of the Year and PTS assistant director JC Porter the 2017 Emerging Leader of the Year. IPI is the world’s largest association of professionals in parking.
JC Porter (center), PTS assistant director, receives the 2017 Emerging Leader of the Year award at the International Parking Institute’s annual conference held in New Orleans. The award honors one parking professional each year who has made significant contributions to the industry.
Melinda Alonzo (center), PTS director, accepts the 2017 Parking Organization of the Year award alongside PTS directors and managers at the International Parking Institute’s annual conference held in New Orleans. From left: JC Porter, Gabe Mendez, Cheryl Lohman, Melinda Alonzo, Ray Humbert and James Winfrey.
Porter also introduced these improvements:
- a new intercampus shuttle provider offers double-decker buses, Wi-Fi, GPS tracking, electrical outlets and USB ports
- the new car-share company lowered the student hourly rate and allowed international students to use their home country driver’s licenses
- the PTS appeals office reorganized to include a peer-to-peer experience with student staff
“I am honored to receive this award, but I could not have done it without the ASU team helping me along the way,” Porter said. “I would like to thank my director for allowing me to try new ideas, making our team the most innovative PTS department.”
The awards come on the heels of PTS earning the ASU President’s Award for Sustainability in April for its bikeASU program.
PTS administers parking and transportation options to assist more than 90,000 students and 12,000 employees in their travels to, from and between ASU’s campuses. It manages about 25,000 parking spaces and an alternative transportation program comprised of intercampus shuttles, car-sharing, bicycle infrastructure and resources and partnerships with public bus and light rail providers.