RFPs Just Not That Into You: Finding That Special Someone

By Mandy Bowers My husband and I were engaged after a six-month courtship. We were introduced by a mutual friend and our first date was at a coffee shop. We pushed past the first date jitters and ended up talking for hours, finding things we shared throughout our conversation. Josh Read More »

Learning from 2020: Why Cities Need Better Curbside Data

Accelerating growth in the use of curb space has resulted in the demands on curb space to exceed supply. Today, transportation network companies such as Uber and Lyft complete more than 4 billion annual trips globally–the bulk of which begin and end on urban curbsides. E-commerce continues to grow, with Read More »

It’s Not You, Social Media, It’s Me

By Vanessa Solesbee, CAPP, CCTM I grew up with a passion for public service, and while I never thought that passion would take me into parking, I am so glad it did. When I had the opportunity to take classes at the Disney Institute as part of a summer internship Read More »

TNC Drivers Fear Losing Work with Miami, Austin Autonomous Vehicle Trials

Transportation network company (TNC) drivers in Miami say they fear losing their income when 1,000 autonomous cars are launched as ride-hails later this year. Argo AI, Ford, and Lyft announced they’d trial the self-driving cars in Miami and Austin this winter. Drivers for Lyft and Uber say they’re concerned the Read More »

Tampa, Here We Come!

By Rita Pagan, DES After a year of virtual meetings, I am so excited to be welcoming our members back to an in-person meeting this fall at the 2021 IPMI Parking & Mobility Conference & Expo in Tampa, Florida— with clear safety protocols in place. As we navigate this continuously changing time Read More »

A Few of My Favorite Things

By Christina Jones, CAPP, MBA When things get me down and I’m feeling unhappy, I just try to think of nice things. Editor’s note: Christina sent us this post with a note daring us to not sing. We failed–miserably. Enjoy! Wheel stops on pavement and bollards on plazas Contactless payments Read More »

Telecommuting and Space Use at UCLA

As COVID-19 took hold in spring 2020, UCLA closed its campus to all but essential employees and its world-renowned medical center, which continued to operate throughout the pandemic, as expected. Beyond that, however, nearly 80 percent of campus employees (excluding medical center staff) were sent home and asked to telecommute Read More »

Like, Right?

By Mark Lyons, CAPP Vendor interviews and presentations today—guess what word or phrase is the most overused? Used so much that I want to let everyone know how it hurts. One might think that in today’s accelerated world of constant change and trend watching, we would be hearing the most Read More »

New Yorkers Still Loving Transportation by Bicycle

COVID-19 saw a boost to micro-mobility and to biking in cities and urban areas in particular. Those numbers continue to climb, at least in New York City, where more and more residents, visitors, and commuters are embracing two-wheeled transportation through the city. “Cyclist counts on East River bridges climbed to Read More »

My Summer Podcasts

By Justin Grunert, MSM I have been seeing many different lists coming out recommending different things, notably Barrack Obama’s summer reading list and summer playlist. Well, here is my list of the podcasts I am listening to this summer! My first recommendation is called Criminal, hosted/narrated by Phoebe Judge. Judge Read More »