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AZ Tech Beat | May 24, 2019

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Tucson startup Park Genius expands to Texas

Tucson startup Park Genius expands to Texas
Ryan Loebe

A parking-meter payment mobile app, developed by three University of Arizona (UA) graduates, will be implemented across El Paso next month in a big expansion for the Tucson startup. Park Genius has partnered with parking-meter-industry leader Duncan Solutions to adapt its cashless parking application to 1,982 parking meters in the Texas city, with a full rollout planned by Oct. 1, said Thomas Maguire, co-founder of Park Genius.

Teaming up with Milwaukee-based Duncan is an important step for Park Genius, said Maguire, who founded the company in 2012 with Austin Weiss and Ross Shanken, fellow alumnus of the McGuire Entrepreneurship Program at the UA Eller College of Management.

Read: Startup Park Genius helps you feed the meter through your phone

Park Genius-1“We’re very excited about working together with Park Genius and Duncan Solutions,” said El Paso Director of International Bridges Paul Stresow. “The ‘Park El Paso’ mobile app is going to be a great tool not only for our motorists, but for the prosperity of our local businesses and economy as a whole.”

Duncan’s partnership in El Paso with the Park Genius mobile payment platform comes at the perfect time for Tusconians looking to see something similar in their city. The two firms are collaborating on other opportunities as well, including an upcoming opportunity to modernize parking management technology for Park Genius’ hometown of Tucson.

Maguire elaborated, “We are very excited about bringing the app over to El Paso, but we would love the chance to keep the business right here in Tucson as well.”

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Graphics courtesy of Park Genius