Two ASU students saw a problem: parking near campus was too expensive and inconvenient. Their solution is an app launched in May called AirGarage.
“There’s an untapped resource sitting right in front of your house,” co-founder Jonathon Barkl said. “You could be making money, I could be saving money.”
Barkl and fellow ASU student Scott Fitsimones set out to connect homeowners with spaces for parking, say in a driveway, to people who want to pay to park. Barkl says some students don’t want to or can’t afford the up to $780 annual parking permit offered on campus.
“What we’re really trying to do is not make parking being a pain in the a—,” Barkl, an incoming junior at ASU, said.