As part of the company’s continued growth throughout the country, Fast Park strategically chose Raleigh to open its 18th off-site airport parking facility.

“Raleigh is a smart decision for us,” said Manual Chavez III, chief operations officer for Fast Park. “It’s a strong market with job growth, educational levels and housing starts all remaining above national averages. Plus, the location of our facility is perfect for quick delivery of customers to and from the airport.”

The Raleigh facility incorporates several green initiatives, including the use of geo-thermal energy in the facility’s office building and a water reclamation system in its car wash service.

“We’re focusing on what we can do as a corporation to reduce our carbon footprint,” said Manual Chavez III. “We’ve adopted several green initiatives into our construction process for new and remodeled facilities throughout the country.”

Fast Park is one of the three largest off-site airport parking companies in the United States. It controls 18 facilities situated on more than 18,500,000 square feet of land. Fast Park’s Raleigh facility, located on Fast Park Drive, sits on more than 25 acres.
Fast Park’s unique approach to customer service is its formula for attracting and retaining loyal customers.

“Door-to-door service, free newspapers and bottled water, limited shuttle stops and covered parking are just a few of the perks our regular customers come to count on,” said Melanie Chavez, chief marketing officer for Fast Park. “We’re also a very family-oriented company which is why we offer all passengers free luggage assistance and even free coloring books to children.”

Fast Park shuttles operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Each facility provides complimentary jump starts and flat-tire assistance as well as cashier greeters that instruct travelers where to park for speedy shuttle pick up.  The Raleigh facility will also provide free car washes later this summer.

Raleigh Fast Park & Relax will open June 9, 2008 and will celebrate its grand opening on Friday, June 13. Travelers have access to free parking between June 9 and August 9 by downloading a free parking coupon from the company’s Web site, theFast

Area travelers signing up for Fast Park’s Relax for Rewards Program receive additional incentives, such as: free valet service when facilities are full; customer cards for ticketless entry and exit; reward points redeemable for free parking and online account management and receipt-printing capabilities.

About Fast Park
Fast Park, headquartered in Cincinnati, is an off-site airport parking company operating 18 facilities in 12 markets throughout the country. Business units of Fast Park include Airport Fast Park, Fast Park & Relax and Park Place. Airport Fast Park facilities are located in Albuquerque, N.M.; Austin, Texas; Baltimore (two facilities); Cincinnati; Cleveland (two facilities); Memphis, Tenn.; and Miami. A Park Place facility is located in Cleveland. Fast Park & Relax facilities are located in Cincinnati; Houston (three facilities – two under different name); Milwaukee; Orlando; Raleigh, N.C.; and Tucson, Ariz. The self-serve parking service is open 24 hours per day, seven days per week, with instant shuttle service transporting customers to their specific terminal.