Panama City, Republic of Panama, 1 January 2017 - Ramon L. Mota-Velasco P. of Mexico City, Mexico and Cristóbal Chao-Qing of Panama City, Republic of Panama and Macau, Republic of China are pleased to announce the formation of the H2H2H Foundation, a nonprofit, private foundation supporting the delivery of quality, commercial Mobility Management services by governmental entities, institutions, for-profit businesses and other interested parties.Continue reading
Like any newborn, the non-profit H2H2H Foundation requires tender, loving care and help with its many needs. One of our immediate necessities is for English-to-Spanish / Spanish-to-English translators. These are volunteer positions but could evolve over time into a paid, part-time or paid, full-time “telecommuting”, work-from-home type of position.Continue reading
The coronavirus outbreak and subsequent lockdowns and social distancing has encouraged normally reticent wildlife to explore human space.
Here, from USA Today:
An African Penguin walks in the parking lot of an empty restaurant, close to popular Boulders Beach, in Simonstown on April 14, 2020, in Cape Town, South Africa. This beach is closed due to the continuing lockdown across South Africa, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. South African President Cyril Ramaphos prolonged by a further 14 days a three-week national lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Perhaps he’s interested in some striping work?
(Image credit: RODGER BOSCH, AFP VIA USA TODAY & GETTY IMAGES)
In light of this evolution, parking managers, public transit managers, even car sharing managers should consider rebranding themselves as “Mobility Managers”. Mobility Managers leverage their particular platform, such as a parking facility, to capture a share, a piece of the customer journey. So what if it's just a share? Isn't it better to have a piece of something rather than all of nothing?Continue reading
David Pogue, personal technology correspondent for the New York Times, is tasked with the challenge of reviewing the continual torrent of new technologies. His analogy on their advances is apt. “Things don’t replace things; they just splinter,” Pogue said in his November 24, 2010 column. “I can’t tell you how exhausting it is to keep hearing pundits say that some product is the ‘iPhone killer’ or the ‘Kindle killer.’ Listen, dudes: The history of consumer tech is branching, not replacing.”Continue reading
Actually Count the Money - Everything going into – or out of – a count room should be counted. The vault at the failed FNBE is equivalent to our parking and transportation count rooms. A manager or supervisor should have been checking a count employee (like Ms. Myers) before and after the count to verify that no extraneous and unnecessary items (say, like baggies and tape) are going into the count room and nothing unauthorized (say, like cash) is exiting the count room. Continue reading
Those awaiting the imminent death of parking might want to keep the champagne corked a bit longer.
Reading breathless media accounts, you might be tempted to throw on a black veil, light some candles and make sure the funeral director is on the speed dial. Swarmed by biting Ubers, overdosing on parking taxes, strangled by congestion pricing and, of course, trampled by the oncoming hordes of autonomous vehicles, the parking industry is surely doomed to death by a thousand cuts.
But sometimes “getting cut” is a good thing, no?
Parking may indeed be disappearing, but it is not dying. Rather, parking is becoming a transparent component of a seamless journey to and from the mobility consumer’s destination of choice.
Like a bodybuilder, parking is shedding some fat and adding some muscle, in this case MaaS – “Mobility-as-a-Service”.
Parking professionals are realizing that while managing parking is sometimes akin to being marooned on a desert island, building bridges can end the isolation.
MaaS is just such a bridge, continuing what we have termed in the past, the “vertical integration of the parking experience”. But perhaps we should now coin a new term, the “vertical integration of the mobility experience”.