Most people when flying to Hawaii and back take more than they need, so luggage and airport travel is a little more cumbersome. Canopy Parking to the rescue with their indoor valet service. Pull up, hand over the keys, leave the heavy lifting of the luggage to the pros. With 4200 spaces and the ability to make a reservation for your preferred level of service, and option for every traveler. And, it’s a certified Green Garage operation and generates some of it’s own electricity. Read more here.
Commuter EV Quick Charge Stations     Commerce City - As part of National Drive Electric Week, Propark America has announced that its Canopy Airport Parking facility is offering new EV charging programs to guests and area residents. “As electric vehicles continue to grow in popularity, it is particularly important to scale infrastructure to meet the demand for EV charging,” said Lesley Byram, director of sales and marketing for Canopy Airport Parking. “Since Canopy is a sustainable facility, it makes a lot of sense for us to carry the torch in that regard to ensure that we do our part to further the electric vehicle revolution.” Canopy Airport Parking will be unveiling their 5280 EV Club, which will avail members free charging services at Canopy’s Juice Bar charging stations and a generous thirty percent discount on Denver Airport Parking. Additionally, Canopy will offer a quick charge service for electric vehicles, where people will only pay for the applicable parking fee during the time that it takes for their car to charge. “Our calculations show that the average cost for our quick charge service offering will only be a few dollars,” continued Byram. “People will be able to stop at Canopy Airport Parking, pull into the facility and charge their vehicle for a fraction of the cost of filling up a conventional vehicle gas tank. We’ll be looking to promote awareness of these offerings through partnerships with local EV organizations and entities, such as Drive Electric Northern Colorado and the Denver Electric Vehicle Club.” Canopy Airport Parking, which opened in November of 2010, features geothermal heating and cooling, a wind turbine farm, solar panel fields and other advanced technologies, allowing Canopy to run on 75% less energy than comparable facilities. Canopy is LEED Certified Gold and one of the country’s first Certified Green Garages through the Green Parking Council. About Propark America Propark America is one of the nation’s leading parking companies, providing full-service parking solutions across all parking markets including office buildings, retail centers, corporate campuses, airports, universities, medical institutions, municipal facilities, stadiums, residential buildings and hotels. Headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut, Propark operates more than 500 locations in convenient markets across the United States, including New York, Washington D.C., Boston, Cambridge, San Francisco, Oakland, Palo Alto, Reno, Cleveland, Jacksonville, San Antonio, Denver, Phoenix, Hartford, Stamford and New Haven. Propark is a member of the International Parking Institute, the National Parking Association, and is a Platinum Level Partner of the Green Parking Council. For more information, please visit http://www.propark.com. Read full press release here.
Parking Discounts at DIA for Air Force     Commerce City - Propark America announced today that its Canopy Airport Parking facility, servicing Denver International Airport, has partnered with the Air Force Academy in nearby Colorado Springs. “We are so honored to partner with the Air Force Academy,” said Lesley Byram, director of sales and marketing for Canopy Airport Parking. “As a Colorado company, we realize that it’s not about forming as many partnerships as possible, but rather forming meaningful partnerships with the right local organizations and entities. Our Air Force Academy partnership embodies this philosophy.” As part of the exclusive partnership, Canopy Airport Parking will become the Official Parking Sponsor for all Air Force Academy football, basketball and hockey games for the 2015-2016 season. Additionally, all Air Force Academy faculty, staff, students and alumni will have access to an exclusive discount for Denver Airport parking at Canopy. This exclusive discount is similar in nature to Canopy’s existing military discount and the company’s “Heroes Discount” for first responders. “This partnership with Canopy Airport Parking is one that we’re very excited about,” said Miles Mathieu, Chief Financial Officer of the Air Force Academy Athletic Corporation. “Canopy combines convenience and value into the premium airport parking option at DIA. We were already admirers of the unique facility, so to be able to establish a relationship that extends a discount to our Air Force family is invaluable.” Canopy Airport Parking, which opened in November of 2010, features geothermal heating and cooling, a wind turbine farm, solar panel fields and other advanced technologies, allowing Canopy to run on 75% less energy than comparable facilities. Canopy is LEED Certified Gold and one of the country’s first Certified Green Garages through the Green Parking Council. About Propark America Propark America is one of the nation’s leading parking companies, providing full-service parking solutions across all parking markets including office buildings, retail centers, corporate campuses, airports, universities, medical institutions, municipal facilities, stadiums, residential buildings and hotels. Headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut, Propark operates more than 500 locations in convenient markets across the United States, including New York, Washington D.C., Boston, Cambridge, San Francisco, Oakland, Palo Alto, Reno, Cleveland, Jacksonville, San Antonio, Denver, Phoenix, Hartford, Stamford and New Haven. Propark is a member of the International Parking Institute, the National Parking Association, and is a Platinum Level Partner of the Green Parking Council. For more information, please visit http://www.propark.com. See the official release here. 
Canopy Parking Denver and Green Parking Council (LAS VEGAS – July 1, 2015) — The Green Parking Council (GPC) today announced the first seven parking facilities in the U.S. to achieve Green Garage Certification, a comprehensive sustainability standard for existing and new parking facilities evaluating 48 elements of garage operation, programs, structure, and technology. The Green Garage Certification program will be delivered and promoted globally by the Green Business Certification, Inc., the certification body for the U.S. Green Building Council’s global LEED® green building rating system.
New Green Garages include corporate, university, airport, and hotel facilities in Los Angeles; Metro Washington, D.C.; Denver, Houston; Cambridge, Mass.; and Ithaca, N.Y.
The first seven parking facilities to achieve Green Garage Certification are:
Garages Category Owner/Manager Location
Bank of America Plaza Office Brookfield Los Angeles
BG Group Place Office BG Holdco LLC Houston
Canopy Airport Parking Airport Och Ziff Capital Management Group Parking Acquisition Ventures (PAVe) Denver
Charles Square Garage Hotel Charles Hotel Cambridge, Mass.
Forest Home Garage University Cornell University Ithaca, N.Y.
Silver Spring Metro Plaza Office Brookfield Metro Washington, D.C. (Silver Spring, Md.)
Westpark Corporate Center Office JLL(Property Manager) Metro Washington, D.C. (Tysons, Va.)
“Cars are getting smarter, people are getting smarter, and parking garages are getting smarter,” explains Paul Wessel, executive director of the GPC, an affiliate of the International Parking Institute. “The greening of parking facilities transforms them into enablers of sustainable mobility. Certified Green Garages offer significant benefits for drivers, tenants, building owners, property managers, and society overall.” Launched in 2015, Green Garage Certification recognizes parking facility management practices that maximize performance while minimizing waste, programs that encourage mobility options and choice, and efficient and sustainable technology and structure design. Sustainable garages frequently employ energy-efficient lighting and ventilation systems, guidance systems that help drivers find parking faster, idle-reduction technologies, electric vehicle fueling stations, car sharing, bicycle parking, and storm water management practices. Multiple independent studies demonstrate that energy efficiency reaps tangible benefits for building owners. The Green Garage Standard encourages reduced energy usage through lighting, ventilation, controls, and commissioning measures, which reduce operational costs in the range of 25% compared to the national average. “The owners and operators of these seven sites demonstrate a commitment to sustainability that transcends the walls of their organizations and contributes to industry-wide transformation,” adds GPC Chairman John Schmid. “This is a milestone for the parking industry and profession. These agents of change are leveraging innovative business practices, accelerating the adoption of smart technologies, and embracing open-source collaboration.” Green Garage Certification is a program of the non-profit Green Parking Council. For copies of Green Garage Certification at a Glance, the Elements of Green Garage Certification, the free Green Garage Certification Program Guide, and to purchase the Green Garage Certification Standard, go to www.greenparkingcouncil.org/certification. - See more at: www.greenparkingcouncil.org/featured/first-certified-green-garages/
  Propark America announced in a ribbon-cutting event Wednesday morning (March 25) at the Canopy Airport Parking facility, servicing Denver International Airport, has expanded its partnership with the E-470 Public Highway Authority, to offer non-stop automated billing to ExpressToll customers. ExpressToll is the automated toll billing system used by E-470, the Northwest Parkway and CDOT’s Express Lanes.

ExpressToll account holders who register their transponder number (not their billing account number) with their Canopy 5280 frequent parker account will now be able to enter and exit the facility without stopping, in addition to saving 25% on parking.

Parking charges will be billed to the customer’s 5280 account with Canopy, not to the customer’s ExpressToll account. Billing to Canopy’s 5280 members’ accounts will utilize the same transponder used on E-470. This exclusive automation will allow for swift entrance and exit from Canopy Airport Parking, which is currently the only off-site Denver International Airport parking facility to utilize this technology. Canopy installed the equipment, although it was aided with counsel and vendor referrals from E-470.

“We’re really excited about this latest step in the evolution of our partnership with E-470,” said Lesley Byram, director of sales and marketing for Canopy Airport Parking. “The technology upgrade that was deployed at our facility is going to be a guest convenience that we believe will be very well received by the public.E-470 Discount from Canopy Airport Parking near DIA

“Through our long-standing partnership with E-470, we’ve learned that people sign up for ExpressToll because they want convenience and they want value,” continued Byram. “Canopy sought to bring those same ideals to the airport parking experience, so that ExpressToll customers enjoy a seamless experience, from highway to runway.”

For a limited time, as part of the partnership expansion, Canopy Airport Parking is offering existing 5280 frequent parker members a free day of parking for opting into the ExpressToll Rewards program by adding their transponder number to their 5280 account. Canopy is also offering three free days of parking for customers that sign up for their ExpressToll account at the Canopy parking facility. Email [email protected] for more information on how this new partnership works or visit http://www.canopyairportparking.com.

Canopy Airport Parking, which opened in November of 2010, features geothermal heating and cooling, a wind turbine farm, solar panel fields and other advanced technologies, allowing Canopy to run on 75% less energy than comparable facilities. Canopy is LEED Certified Gold and one of North America’s first Demonstrator Sites of the Green Parking Council.

Propark America, headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut, is one of the nation’s leading parking companies, providing full-service parking solutions across all parking markets. Propark operates more than 500 locations in convenient markets across the United States, and is a member of the International Parking Institute, the National Parking Association, and is a Platinum Level Partner of the Green Parking Council. For more information, please visit http://www.propark.com.

E-470 is the 75-mph toll road that runs along the eastern perimeter of the Denver metropolitan area. The road is not taxpayer-funded and is financed, constructed, operated and governed by the E-470 Public Highway Authority. E-470 is composed of eight local governments: Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties, and the municipalities of Aurora, Brighton, Commerce City, Parker and Thornton.

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Canopy Airport Parking Expresstoll Rewards E-470 toll technology will soon work for all parking options at Denver International Airport - Denver Business Journal

Drivers signed up with E-470's ExpressToll automatic tolling system will soon have easier access to a private parking facility near Denver International Airport.

Under a new partnership between the E-470 Public Highway Authority and Canopy Airport Parking, a 4,200-space parking facility at 8100 Tower Road, drivers who have an E-470 ExpressToll account and transponder can link that account to Canopy’s 5280 Club membership card for automatic billing at the parking facility and a 25 percent discount.

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Wyoming PR - Canopy Airport Parking

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Commerce City, Colorado – Propark America announced today that its Canopy Airport Parking facility, servicing Denver International Airport, has become an Official Partner of the University of Wyoming Athletic Department.

“We realize that while Canopy Airport Parking is a Colorado business, that Denver Airport travelers come to our facility from numerous surrounding states,” said Charles Billera, account manager of Canopy Airport Parking. “Our partnership with Wyoming Athletics embodies our awareness that our radial reach extends far beyond Colorado state lines, and we embrace that.”

Canopy Airport Parking’s partnership with University of Wyoming Sports Properties, a property of Learfield Sports, will involve the university’s football and both the men’s and women’s basketball programs. Canopy will provide benefits to season ticket holders, postgame giveaways at select events and exclusive discounts to students, fans and alumni. Additionally, Canopy will be working directly with the University’s Cowboy Joe Club to promote the new partnership.

Canopy Airport Parking, which opened in November of 2010, features geothermal heating and cooling, a wind turbine farm, solar panel fields and other advanced technologies, allowing Canopy to run on 75% less energy than comparable facilities. Canopy is LEED Certified Gold and one of North America’s first Demonstrator Sites of the Green Parking Council.

“We feel that Canopy’s attributes align perfectly with the sustainability ideals set forth by Wyoming’s Campus Sustainability Committee,” continued Billera. “We’re confident that this partnership will help to showcase the university’s commitment to social and environmental responsibility, while offering a great value to people flying out of DIA.”

About Propark America

Propark America is one of the nation’s leading parking companies, providing full-service parking solutions across all parking markets including office buildings, retail centers, corporate campuses, airports, universities, medical institutions, municipal facilities, stadiums, residential buildings and hotels.

Headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut, Propark operates more than 500 locations in convenient markets across the United States, including New York, Washington D.C., Boston, Cambridge, San Francisco, Oakland, Palo Alto, Reno, Cleveland, Jacksonville, San Antonio, Denver, Phoenix, Hartford, Stamford and New Haven.

Propark is a member of the International Parking Institute, the National Parking Association, and is a Platinum Level Partner of the Green Parking Council. For more information, please visit www.propark.com

About Learfield Sports

Learfield Sports manages the multimedia rights for nearly 100 collegiate properties nationwide. It also titles the prestigious Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup with award co-founders NACDA and USA Today. Learfield’s multimedia rights encompass numerous content distribution platforms to deliver the passion of college athletics across radio, television and digital networks to fans globally. For more about the company, its 40-year history and comprehensive portfolio, visit www.learfieldsports.com.

Silvercar Widget for Silvercar Car Rental Application

   

AUSTIN, Texas, July 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

Silvercar, the all-Audi airport car rental service, begins taking reservations at Denver International Airport today. The company will introduce a first-of-its-kind car rental operation at DIA on Monday, August 11th. Denver marks Silvercar's 8th airport location nationwide and its third market opening in just three months.

"We're rapidly expanding, and our customers love it. Now we're introducing service at Denver International, the fifth largest car rental market in the US, and we couldn't be more excited to partner with Canopy," says Silvercar CEO Luke Schneider. "We're going to 'wow' customers, both new and existing," adds Schneider. "In an environment where weather can be an issue, thanks to Canopy we're proud to say we're the only car rental company that guarantees travelers can pick up their car in an indoor, climate-controlled facility. We're also the only company that can guarantee that same car will have the safety and responsiveness of all-wheel drive. And of course, we're the only company that can guarantee that car will be an Audi A4. With everything we do, we put the customer first, and that allows us to consistently deliver an experience that is superior to anything else out there."

Silvercar will offer a competitive $59/day introductory rate at DIA. That's a fully-loaded Audi offered for less than the price of the competitions' mid and full-size cars like the Chevy Impala. Canopy Parking is a state-of-the-art LEED® Gold Certified establishment and is the greenest parking facility in the world. Powered by solar, geothermal and wind technologies, the company has raised the bar for airport parking. The Silvercar fleet will be available in Canopy's indoor customer facility, replete with complimentary WiFi, coffee and daily newspaper. "We're thrilled to partner with Silvercar. We're both forward-thinking companies focused on the customer experience. We believe travelers deserve a better way to travel, whether that be parking at their home airport or renting a car during their trip. It is a natural fit," says Tom Bechard of ProPark, Canopy's operating company.

Silvercar's customers will use Canopy's zero-emission shuttle service to get to and from the terminal. "It's a great way for us to enter the Denver market," says Silvercar's Schneider. "We're offering customers a better way to travel, and we're able to offer it without increasing emissions or airport traffic and congestion. It's a win-win-win all the way around." Silvercar's model eliminates the typical frustration points associated with airport car rental. In lieu of counters, queues, paperwork and gates, the company hosts nearly all of its customer experience in a smartphone app. Rather than wait in lines or fill out paperwork, customers complete their profile and payment information online or in the Silvercar app prior to arrival. Once they land at the airport, customers simply board the Canopy shuttle and use the mobile app to unlock their own silver Audi A4 at the Canopy facility. The keys are waiting inside the car and the customer is able to drive right off. "It really doesn't get any easier," adds Schneider.

In addition, each Silvercar is equipped with Google Earth GPS navigation, SiriusXM satellite radio, in-car Wi-Fi and a toll tag—all at no additional charge, and the company only charges local pump prices for fuel refills. Silvercar currently operates at Los Angeles Int'l (LAX), San Francisco Int'l (SFO), Dallas Fort-Worth Int'l (DFW), Dallas Love-Field (DAL), Austin-Bergstrom Int'l (AUS), Phoenix Sky Harbor Int'l (PHX) and Miami Int'l (MIA). "Expect more to come from us this year," added Schneider.

To learn more about Silvercar or to make a reservation, visit silvercar.com or download the Silvercar app.? About Silvercar Simply put by Wired.com, Silvercar is "car rental that doesn't suck." Founded to eliminate typical frustrations and points of friction that have plagued the rental industry for decades, the company is paving the way for the future of car rentals. At Silvercar, there are no lines, counters or paperwork. There are no gimmicks or tricky fuel packages. There is no guessing game of what car you might get stuck with. Silvercar has reimagined car rental as it could (and should) be: all you have to do is use your smartphone, drive an Audi A4, and fly home happy. The company launched its first operation at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in January 2013. A privately held company, Silvercar is headquartered in Austin, TX.

For more information, visit silvercar.com or download the Silvercar app.

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It's payback time for Commerce City.

Sixteen years ago, the city made a deal with the E-470 toll road to curb the speed limit, add traffic signals and limit improvements on Tower Road north of Peña Boulevard so Tower would not siphon motorists from E-470.

Toll-road critics have long blasted these so-called non- compete agreements.

The Commerce City/E-470 pact allowed the city to hike the speed limit above the 40 mph restriction and take out stoplights after extension of the toll highway was complete. Commerce City did so beginning in 2005.

The final element of the agreement calls for E-470 to pay for construction of an on-ramp from southbound Tower to southbound Peña if that ramp has not been built by Jan. 1, 2012.

No one stepped forward to build the ramp, so Commerce City has asked E-470 to fulfill its end of the bargain.

E-470's directors have "a general sense of obligation" that the toll highway must pay for the ramp, said E-470 executive director John McCuskey, "but they haven't voted on it."

Details, including price and a construction timetable, still must be worked out, McCuskey said.

E-470's preliminary price tag for the ramp is about $4 million, while Commerce City's estimate is about $10.7 million.

Commerce City wants the final ramp constructed to especially serve residents and businesses in the Tower Road corridor north of Peña Boulevard, including the Reunion residential development near East 104th Avenue and Tower.

"We hear a lot from our residents that it is frustrating to have to travel all the way on Tower to 56th Avenue to get onto Peña Boulevard," said Brian McBroom, acting city manager for Commerce City, referring to what amounts to be a 4-mile detour for southbound motorists.

Still, even if Commerce City and E-470 agree on a price and construction schedule for the ramp, other issues must be resolved to get it built.

Denver owns the Peña Boulevard right of way, so city and DIA officials need to sign off on the ramp project.

Meanwhile, the Federal Aviation Administration has long been concerned about vehicles using Peña for non-aviation-related purposes, like commuting from Commerce City to downtown Denver, since FAA funding contributed to the construction of the airport road.

Addition of the ramp is likely to increase the flow onto Peña of such vehicles because it will facilitate the movement of motorists away from DIA.

The sense of Commerce City officials, following conversations with FAA counterparts, is that the federal agency will not object to the ramp being built if FAA money is not being used for the project, said Commerce City spokeswoman Michelle Halstead.

But the issue of properly allotting maintenance costs for Peña Boulevard and its interchanges remain unsettled.

Last year, a key FAA official said DIA should consider tolling certain Peña on- and off-ramps to collect revenue from non-DIA users.

"Given that Peña Boulevard is and will continue to be used by a significant amount of non-airport related traffic," FAA regional airports division manager John Bauer said in a letter to DIA, "you must find an avenue for ensuring that airport revenue is only used to pay the airport's proportionate share of the maintenance of Peña Boulevard."

In response, DIA early this year commissioned a year- long traffic volume and origin/destination study aimed at generating data that could assist airport officials in getting others to pay some Peña Boulevard maintenance costs — like other jurisdictions or possibly even drivers through tolls.

DIA opened in 1995 and for most of the period since then, the Peña/Tower interchange has operated with three ramps.

Not having the on-ramp from Tower to Peña is a "headache" for DIA customers of Canopy Airport Parking, said Adam Kaufman, marketing manager for the privately owned lot that sits just north of the interchange.

Canopy's customers fly into DIA after a business trip or vacation and want to get on Peña to get home, yet the access "is just not there," Kaufman said.

Tower Road commuter Chad Newman is more emphatic.

"It's insane to not be able to get on and off at a major intersection," said Newman, a Brighton resident who regularly uses Tower to get to Aurora and other points south.

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