PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — More than a quarter million people have already used ParkPGH on their smart phones or computers to find an open parking spot in real time, but now the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust with help from Carnegie Mellon University is offering something new.

“We’re really excited to announce this predictive parking algorithm and it’s really one of the first of its kind in the nation,” Veronica Corpuz, a spokesperson for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, said.

Predictive parking, developed by Dr. Robert Hampshire and a team at CMU, essentially uses past parking history to predict when certain garages will reach capacity.

“You can go to parkpgh.org or download the app and you can see based on the different parking garages near the Benedum Center which ones are going to have more capacity or less capacity based on that performance,” Corpuz said.

Getting you into town in time, parked and in your seat is the whole idea.

“It is about bringing in thousands of visitors into the Cultural District and making it as easy and convenient as possible,” she said.

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

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