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Scooter and Bike Share Program Coming to Sarasota

Scooter and Bike Share Program Coming to Sarasota

Sarasota, FL – New micro-mobility transportation options will soon be available to residents and visitors of Sarasota after the City Commission on Monday approved an agreement with an e-scooter and bike sharing provider.

Veo, a nationwide company based in Chicago, was selected as the exclusive operator in designated areas across Sarasota. About 350-400 scooters (both seated and stand-up) and 50-75 bicycles (traditional and pedal-assisted) will initially be available for rent, with the company having the option to increase the rental fleet if usage requirements are met.

City staff will now be assessing areas of the City where scooter and bike corrals may be operated via geofencing and establishing parking corrals. The service is expected to be available in about 45 days.

Rental costs for scooters will be $1 to unlock them via a mobile app, and 37 cents per minute. Bike rentals will be 50 cents per half hour. Through its Veo Access program, the company also offers discounted rates to low-income users who qualify.

The City will receive a share of the company’s revenues as part of the two-year agreement.

“We’re very excited to be bringing these convenient, safe and cost-effective transportation options to Sarasota,” said Mayor Erik Arroyo. “Having a micro-mobility program will help fill in the gaps in our transportation network for first-mile and last-mile trips to help our citizens get where they want and need to go. I’m looking forward to a long and successful partnership with Veo.”

As part of the agreement, the company has committed to employing locally based staff who will be available to repair and replace vehicles, return misplaced scooters and bikes to parking corrals and respond to any issues.

“Many of the industry’s biggest companies responded to the City’s call for vendors, but we were most impressed with Veo’s plan to make this a true partnership and serve the unique needs of our community,” said Parking Division General Manager Mark Lyons.

Veo operates in more than 35 cities across the country, including St. Petersburg and Gainesville here in Florida.

For more information, visit veoride.com or contact the City of Sarasota Parking Division at 941-263-6475.

About the City of Sarasota:  Distinguished by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top 10 Best Places to Live in the U.S., the City of Sarasota is a diverse and inclusive community located on Florida’s Suncoast with 56,000 year-round residents, several internationally recognized cultural arts venues, stunning sunsets along Lido Beach and Major League spring training baseball with the Baltimore Orioles.  Learn more about us at www.SarasotaFL.Gov

Online Instructor Led Learning: Wicked Problem Solving – October 21, 2021



Register here for this event. $150 for IPMI Members

Non-Members may attend for a $300 registration fee. Click the register link above to attend as a non-member.  Need help logging in?

Contact us at professionaldevelopment@parking-mobility.org.


Wicked Problem Solving

In this intermediate-level course, industry leaders will be provided with wicked problems and practice how to solve them. Learn what makes a problem wicked. The easy problems are solved, the ones left for executives are wicked.


  • Learn about your approach to problem-solving and those of others.
  • Practice identifying the three aspects that make a problem wicked and recognize steps on how to solve them.
  • Practice identifying wicked problems given current real-life scenarios that the industry is facing due to COVID-19.
  • Identify the people problems that impede solutions.

This is a two-day course.  Offers 4 CAPP points or .4 CEU’s toward application or recertification.

For more information, contact professionaldevelopment@parking-mobility.org


Dr. Andrea Hornett

Andrea Hornett taught strategy at Penn State and is retired from the business faculty at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Andy researched virtual teams at Xerox, earning her doctorate at George Washington University. She has more than a hundred presentations and peer-reviewed publications in organizational problem solving and learning, leadership, ethics, and knowledge transfer. In her extensive business career, she developed and consulted on global strategies and organizational solutions (e.g. DuPont Pharmaceuticals, The GAP, National Alliance of Business, Manufacturers’ Association of the Delaware Valley).


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Mid-South Transportation and Parking Association (MSTPA): Annual Conference and Tradeshow 2021

Mid-South Transportation and Parking Association


September 13-15, 2021

Westin Chattanooga Hotel, Chattanooga, TN

MSTPA continues to work tirelessly to support our members and provide opportunities for education, professional development, and networking. Due to the continued COVID-19 pandemic, and the resulting limitations on in-person gatherings, we have made the decision to postpone our scheduled conference to September 13-15, 2021 in Chattanooga, TN. 

We can’t wait to get together with everyone again and provide our members, and industry professionals throughout the region, with an exciting program. The MSTPA board will continue to move forward with planning efforts to bring you a successful in-person conference in 2021.

In the meantime, please follow us on LinkedIn for the latest updates on upcoming programs and initiatives. You can also check out our new blog and news page for informative and timely content from parking, transportation, and mobility professionals throughout the region and beyond.

September 1, 2021: Free Online Shoptalk: Hospital/Medical Center Parking and Mobility: Unique Challenges and Solutions

Hospital/Medical Center Parking and Mobility: Unique Challenges and Solutions, Moderated by George Richardson, CAPP, UF Health Shands Hospital

Register for free here.

Join IPMI for our next online Shoptalk addressing the parking, transportation, and mobility industry’s response and recovery planning. Open to all, join us for discussions centered on best practices, next steps, and the challenges ahead.

NEPC 29th Annual Conference and Tradeshow

The NEPC Annual Conference and Trade Show brings together parking and transportation professionals from universities, municipalities, hospitals, airports and from the private sector.  More than 250 attendees will gather in Boston for two days of education and networking.  Forty vendors will exhibit the latest in parking and transportation products and services.

Join NEPC at the Seaport Hotel in Boston, MA for our 29th Annual Spring Conference & Tradeshow! This is a great opportunity for networking with professionals in the industry, earning CAPP points and learning about the latest programs and products in parking and transportation.