Walker Announces Launch of Real-Time Parking Status Monitor and Smart Pass System at Mitchell Airport

October 14, 2008

MILWAUKEE (October 14, 2008) – County Executive Scott Walker announced that General Mitchell International Airport is making it even easier to park at the airport as it introduces its new real-time Parking Status Monitor and Smart Pass system.

The airport’s new Web based real-time Parking Status Monitor gives travelers the chance to view parking capacities and trends for each of Mitchell’s parking lots before heading to the airport.  The program is available on the airport’s Web site www.mitchellairport.com/parking and is updated every five minutes.

Optimized for busy business travelers, the real-time Parking Status Monitor has also been specially formatted for BlackBerry and smart phone users.  Customers can now evaluate parking options from their devices before arriving at the airport.

Mitchell Airport has also premiered the all-new Smart Pass system.  Linked directly to a driver’s credit card, the Smart Pass system allows users to enter and exit airport parking areas with a simple wave of the pass.  No longer will drivers need to pull parking tickets or remember to carry cash on them.  Smart Pass can be used in any airport parking area.  The Smart Pass can be “read” at all cashier lanes, and a Smart Pass Express Lane is available for added convenience

Customers can get more information and register for the new Smart Pass at the Mitchell Airport Web site www.mitchellairport.com/parking, by calling airport parking services at 414-747-4561, or by stopping at the parking office located next to the parking structure cashier booths.