The Man Behind Ohio’s AV Testing Facility

Most people don’t know much about the Transportation Research Center, the second largest vehicle testing site in the U.S. Established in 1962, it’s now credited as being a major force behind autonomous vehicle development; the cars and other vehicles are tested and researched on the site’s miles of track. You’ve Read More »

When Will They Ever Learn?

By David M. Feehan I am going to be kind and not identify the exact location where the meter pictured in this photo is located. Suffice it to say that I was attending a meeting in a Washington D.C., suburb on a rainy evening. As usual, I was running late Read More »

The Language of Parking

By Kathleen Federici, MEd Our local borough’s parking garage just moved from a pay-and-display meter to a type-in-your-license-plate and be-on-your-way meter. Change, however, is not something most folks are comfortable with. This even applies to the new meter on the bottom floor of our local parking garage. I am in Read More »

Discovering the Future of Mobility–in a Video Game?

By Matt Davis Parking does not have a lot of crossover with pop culture, so imagine my surprise to discover an innovative vision of the future of parking and mobility in an unlikely place: a video game. If you’re familiar with the video game industry or have a kid who’s Read More »

Technological Flux and Basic Fundamentals

By Tom Wunk, CAPP The parking industry has been and continues to be in a state of “technological flux.” This includes advances in parking control technology, construction, payments, and even the automobile itself (think navigation and GPS, back-up cameras, remote start, etc.). Coupled with the need to stay in touch Read More »

U.K. District Offers Free Parking for Electric Vehicles

In response to what it’s calling a “climate emergency,” one district in the United Kingdom plans to offer free parking for electric vehicles. Traditionally-fueled vehicles will continue to pay to park. The Warwick District Council announced the plan yesterday, offering parking permits at no charge to drivers of EVs; it Read More »

My Stupid Furnace and Brand Loyalty

By Kim Fernandez Three weeks ago, I realized mid-day that I was colder than usual. That was because my furnace wouldn’t kick in. I said some not-very-nice words, tromped downstairs, took the whole system down starting at the thermostat and finishing at the power source, waited a minute, brought it Read More »

Uber Joins Call for Mandated Mobility Features, Regulations

Uber, one of the granddaddies of transportation network companies, this week added its voice to those asking the U.S. Congress to prioritize the safety of bike and scooter users through a number of incentives: New mobility infrastructure legislation that would require bike lanes be included on newly repaved roads according Read More »

Parking Takes Flight

By Casey Jones, CAPP Just more than 116 years ago, Orville Wright piloted the first flight in a “heavier than air” machine at present-day Kill Devil Hills, N.C. The Wright brothers’ success was not guaranteed and plenty of people believed we’d have wings on our backs if we were meant Read More »

Non-paying “Parkers” Causing Real Problems

By William R. Conner, CAPP Hey, anybody out there have any solutions to a pigeon problem in a garage? The problem was noticed last spring on level one of the garage around the exit. Pigeons were roosting on the beams above the exit gates and depositing all their droppings on Read More »