Houston, We Have a Solution: ParkWhiz Brings More Spaces to "Space City"

Online parking pioneer announces broad expansion in Houston, TX

Chicago, IL, September 24, 2013 – ParkWhiz, the largest and fastest growing online parking company in the U.S., today announced it has expanded its service to provide comprehensive city and event parking solutions across the Houston metropolitan area. In addition to the already popular event parking that the company has offered in Houston since 2009, Houstonians can now purchase daily parking in advance, and avoid contributing to the city's $300 million parking ticket debt.

Drivers can easily select from 70 available Houston parking locations on ParkWhiz for advanced booking from their computer, or through the iPhone or Android apps available in the iPhone App Store or Google Play Store. These platforms allow users to compare distance, price, and other desired amenities before choosing a location. Once the pre-paid transaction is complete, customers receive an electronic parking pass to print or display on their smartphone for validation.

"75% of Houston residents drive to work by themselves in private vehicles," said CEO Aashish Dalal. "Difficulty finding parking has begun to have a visible impact on commutes, and we're confident enabling those drivers to search for parking before they reach their destination will result in reduced traffic congestion. We're excited to help."

In addition to comprehensive city parking, ParkWhiz provides event parking across Houston's major sports and entertainment venues including Reliant Stadium, Toyota Center and Minute Maid Park. Most recently, the Bayou Music Center, a theatre owned by Live Nation that plays host to some of the biggest names in music and comedy, as well as Houston Roller Derby games, has adopted ParkWhiz to enhance the experience of their patrons.

"Everything we do at the BMC, from sightlines to soundsystems, is done with our venue's guests in the forefront of our minds," said Drew Dixon, GM of Live Nation at Bayou Music Center. "Each patron has different needs, different destinations to get to before and after the show. Working with ParkWhiz to provide our guests with a diverse array of parking options eliminates one of the main stresses of going to a show: finding the perfect parking spot. It's all about creating a highly personalized experience to exceed the needs for each guest."

A growing number of Houston residents have incorporated ParkWhiz into their daily routine. When asked about his experience with the online service, Steven G. from Houston, TX lauded it as "Very user friendly. I parked right across the street from the Toyota Center for a concert, and paid less than event-day parking. I'll absolutely be using this again!"

More than 1 million people have used ParkWhiz.com, which can now take care of drivers parking needs wherever they go. Drivers can book special event parking and purchase discounted downtown parking at up to 60% off drive-up rates. The company works with over thousands of parking facilities nationwide and gives customers access to the world's largest online parking inventory with over 3 million parking spaces.

About ParkWhiz:

Headquartered in Chicago, ParkWhiz is the industry leader for booking online parking. The company's website and mobile platforms provide a fast and efficient way for drivers to find and book guaranteed parking spaces before reaching their destination. ParkWhiz is an official partner of StubHub and TicketsNow. The company also has partnerships with professional sports teams including the Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore Ravens, US Airways Center, NCAA teams, and other major sports and entertainment venues.

For more information, visit ParkWhiz.com.

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