Sharing Excellence in Parking & Mobility Management
Politicians may see selling off major revenue-producing assets as an innovative way to generate a bucket of cash to fill budget deficits, generate capital for a new project, or to satisfy supporters who push for better management (read: privatization) of public assets. However, there are questions that should be asked first before plunging headlong into the privatization pool.Continue reading
Mobility management facilities, especially those featuring hard infrastructure, such as parking garages, are not “set-it-and-forget-it” assets. They need to be actively managed over time to avoid calamitous problems and expenses.Continue reading
Mobility managers are often tasked to facilitate and manage carpools. Carpools are an integral of a TDM strategy to reduce traffic congestion and parking demand. There are many societal, organizational and personal benefits to carpools, which we will cover elsewhere.
This series will discuss different aspects of running a successful program that maximizes the participants’ satisfaction and minimizes the negatives sometimes associated with the experience comprar casodex. We will focus our attention on the carpool itself, from the time the carpool begins each day, to the time it ends.
Feel free to forward this post link or copy and paste our text into your circulars to your carpoolers (with attribution, please: “Courtesy of the H2H2H Foundation at www.h2h2h.org.)
Rules of the Road
Carpool program members need to make some basic decisions about how the carpool will operate on a day-to-day basis. Agreement on these points is critical to long term success of each carpool and the satisfaction of the participants. Carpool members often bail out because these details – these “Rules of the Road” – haven’t been agreed-upon in advance. When enough members quit, the carpool collapses.
It’s better if mobility managers don’t mandate Rules of the Road…Continue reading
Many managers of mobility operations find themselves lashed to their desks and staring into their electronic devices. Or, they find themselves on-the-go, meeting-to meeting, staring into their electronic devices.
What they’re not staring into, are their facilities.
While the number-crunching, alert beeps from parking and transportation management systems can provide critical customer data, they do not totally convey the patron’s experience or the physical condition of your facilities. For that reason, and for the purpose of protecting your investment, you should consider implementing a regular walkthrough program.
Walkthroughs – Not Just for Exercise
Besides boosting a manager’s health and providing a respite from the cacophony of most mobility management offices, a walkthrough program is a way to formally institute a regular survey of your facilities. Such a program should necessarily involve all levels of management, not just an individual manager responsible for that deck, toll plaza, etc..
While that individual manager should be expected to tour his/her facility informally on a daily basis, and a supervisor of that individual manager might do so on a weekly basis, a walkthrough program provides a more comprehensive checklist approach to assuring that problems are identified for correction.
A walkthrough checklist can be informal,…Continue reading