Ace Parking Ventures into the Balboa Park Free Tram System

Tram  Scott Jones

Ace Parking Management, Inc. is a California based company that has been in business for over half a century, starting its operations in 1950.  It remains one of the largest, privately held parking companies in the United States.  The company’s headquarters are located in San Diego, where it manages more than 450 locations across the United States.  Ace Parking services close to 200,000 clients per day, translating to over $369 million in revenue.  December 18th, 2013 marked a new chapter in the history of Ace Parking as it begins the Balboa Park Free Tram System for the residents of San Diego; this new service is meant to make use of the brand new Metro Tram vehicles.

The new vehicles can each comfortably transport about 100 passengers.  The three trams consist of a completely enclosed power unit and three cars.  Each power unit can hold 16 people and each of their three trailers can hold 28 passengers.

Managing Partner and Head of Ace Parking, Mr. Keith B. Jones, said that the company is greatly honored to have an opportunity to offer the Balboa Park Tram System; “being based in San Diego we are happy and privileged to offer our valuable experience as well as serve as great goodwill ambassadors to this city’s visitors, not to forget the local residents who visit the park.’’

Starting from October to April, hours of operation are between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.; from May through October, the service will be available between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m., every day of the week.  The most common areas of operation are the Inspiration Point Parking lot, Tram Central, Pan American Plaza, Palisades, Federal Building Parking lot, Plaza de Panama and Spreckels Organ Pavilion.

The trams are operated by liquid propane and they are ADA verified.