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SP+ Selected to Manage Parking & Shuttle Services at Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport

July 5, 2017 at 5:12 PM EDT

CHICAGO, July 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SP Plus Corporation (SP+), (Nasdaq:SP), a leader in parking management, ground transportation and ancillary services, announced its selection to manage the parking operations and shuttle services for the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN) in Jackson, Mississippi.

"We are pleased to announce the transition of our parking management to SP+ and Global Parking which will provide new shuttle services with Smart Drive and Zonar tracking technologies," said Chief Executive Officer Carl D. Newman. "One aspect of our strategic plan is to create a standard for exceptional customer service. We want our travelers to have a smooth and pleasant experience while they are at the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport, so we will continue to make impactful and positive improvements."

Under the five-year partnership, SP+ will manage the airport's parking garage and two surface lots with 2,149 parking spaces. The company will also oversee shuttle services, which will be operated by MBE/ACDBE-certified Global Parking Systems, Inc.

"We are excited for this opportunity to work with the Authority to provide efficient parking and transportation to Jackson's travelers and visitors," commented Jack Ricchiuto, Executive Vice President of Airport Services for SP+.

SP+ provides professional parking, ground transportation, facility maintenance, security, and event logistics services to property owners and managers in all markets of the real estate industry. The Company has more than 22,000 employees and operates approximately 3,700 facilities with 2.0 million parking spaces in hundreds of cities across North America, including parking-related and shuttle bus operations serving more than 70 airports. SP+ is one of the premier valet operators in the nation with more four and five diamond luxury properties, including hotels and resorts, than any other valet competitor. The Company's ground transportation division transports approximately 42 million passengers each year; its facility maintenance division operates in dozens of U.S. cities; and it provides a wide range of event logistics services. For more information, visit

Jill Nagel 
Senior Communications Manager