Tell Your Story

By Robert Ferrin We as parking and mobility professionals are often pulled in a million directions on a daily basis. We manage complex programs, often with multiple systems and large staff bases. We also regularly find ourselves in the weeds, whether solving a customer issue, navigating a technology problem, or Read More »

Less Parking or More? City Planners on What AVs Mean for Them

Autonomous vehicles (AVs) will reduce the demand for parking in cities. Or they might increase it, depending. Same for the need for driving lanes, which affect the availability of bike lanes and pedestrian pathways. They might make cities more–or less–walkable, too. The debate over driverless continued this weekend with a Washington Read More »

MaaS Affecting the Demand for Technology

By Bonnie Watts, CEM With the demand for more cities implementing Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS), it’s no surprise that technology companies are coming out of the woodwork. Patrons are demanding more options and flexibility with seamless accessibility. Delivering and managing all those services is becoming an important component of planning and development Read More »

Looking for Leadership? Keep the Attitude in Check

By Perry Eggleston, CAPP, DPA Sitting at a recent conference, I was able to watch an usher trying to guide attendees to their respective places.  While this usher was performing her job repeatedly in a black and white manner, her frustration was visible and she did not attempt to hide Read More »

San Francisco Proposes Designated Parking for the Homeless

Following several other California cities, San Francisco is considering designating a parking lot as a safe place for people living in RVs to spend the night. Two lawmakers have proposed allowing RV residents to park and sleep in a lot near a city BART station; the lot is currently used Read More »

RVing for the Novice: Where to Park?

By David M. Feehan My wife and I recently decided to embark on a new adventure. We rented a 25-foot Thor Axis, a class C recreational vehicle and began a journey into the rural areas and small towns of Virginia. One of our first stops was Fredericksburg, the long-time, former Read More »

Ford Launches Mobility Lab in Detroit

The future of real-world mobility will be the subject of a new research facility established by Ford in Detroit. Corktown, one of Detroit’s oldest neighborhoods, will become a learning lab for driverless vehicles. With the cooperation of multiple stakeholders, including local government, Ford will use the neighborhood’s streets to study Read More »

The Accessible Parking Challenge

By Helen Sullivan, APR, Fellow PRSA Parking and mobility professionals have the power to make a difference for 30 million (and growing) Americans with disabilities–people who need to park in our communities, campuses, and complexes to live an independent life, but who often circle, circle, circle and go home because Read More »

Sticking Points

By Mike Weiler Recently my team read “Sticking Points,” by Haydn Shaw because we noticed our workforce contained members from all four generations: Born before 1945 – Traditionalists. Born 1946-1964 – Baby Boomers. Born 1965-1980 – Gen Xers. Born 1981-2001 – Millennials. The book helped our team understand the 12 Read More »

Voting Law’s Parking Requirements Create Controversy

A new Florida law that requires “sufficient nonpermitted parking” at early-voting sites has raised the ire of many who feel it excludes college-age voters from participating in elections by prohibiting on-campus voting. It’s become part of a lawsuit filed by the League of Women Voters of Florida, a group of Read More »