A Space for Every Traveler
A local airport in Puerto Rico addresses parking availability concerns with a wayfinding system that saves time and reduces traffic even with tight budget constraints.
Puerto Rico, with its endless stretches of pristine beaches, expanses of majestic mountains, and superb dining, is a popular vacation spot for travelers looking to unwind and relax. But at the local airport, the experience is anything but relaxing. The four level parking garage and surface parking lot are often at or close to capacity, causing drivers to spend inordinate amounts of time circling the structure in search of a parking spot.
The airport wanted to improve the efficiency of their parking lots and reduce the constant traffic of vehicles circling to find parking. But they had a limited budget that was insufficient to fund a traditional parking counting system.
After researching a variety of parking counting platforms, the local airport discovered OpenSpace from Parking Logix. Offering the same accuracy, easy data sharing, and robust reporting as other companies, OpenSpace came in at a fraction of the price, meeting the affordability factor without compromising on features or performance. The system works by tracking vehicles at ingress and egress points instead of in each spot, drastically cutting costs.
A multi-level OpenSpace system was set up in the airport’s four level parking garage. Drivers can see parking availability data displayed in bright LED digits at the onset of their search, eliminating the need for constant circling and getting travelers into open spots faster.
The data collection features of OpenSpace addressed another concern the airport had. While other systems offered remote management as well, subscription costs were prohibitive. With OpenSpace, data collection and remote management are available at a low fee. The web based platform offers a user friendly interface that helps airport management analyze parking usage and make better informed decisions.
Travelers arriving at the local Puerto Rico airport can now find parking spots quickly and efficiently without the stress of searching endlessly and concerns of missed flights. The airport experiences less traffic volume as drivers know immediately which level they will be able to find parking on.
The OpenSpace wayfinding system is facilitating a better customer experience at the airport, helping drivers park faster and smarter, all at a fraction of the cost of other parking counting systems. It’s a win-win for airport management and all the people who travel in and out of the airport every day.