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Raymond Chu
EV chargers are popping up at stunning speed in parking facilities across North America. The University of Michigan estimates that in the U.S. alone, there are over 16,000 public electric vehicle charging stations, with nearly 43,000 individual charging connectors or plugs. For EV drivers, this is great news. Charge point popularity is helping to subvert...
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The Science of First Impressions It takes just seven seconds for us to make a first impression comprising 11 critical assumptions, according to Dr. Michael Solomon’s work at NYU’s Graduate School of Business. Within those fleeting moments, we make instinctive judgments about a person, object, or scene, including their credibility, trustworthiness, sophistication, desirability, and more....
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Healthcare facility leaders sometimes shy away from the idea of outsourced parking operations. It’s good to be cautious — hospitals, as traditionally under-parked facilities, have piqued the interest of out-of-industry firms who lack practical experience and even theoretical know-how. However, partner with the right provider, and the rewards are vast. The ISO reports that outsourcing...
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Successful parking companies take lots, garages, and on-street parking programs that are barely self-sustainable and turn them into a legitimate source of income. For municipalities, this means additional revenue can be injected into local projects and amenities. But beyond profit, parking managers can yield greater productivity at a lower cost, improve traffic flow, and reduce...
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To charge or not to charge? That is the question facing healthcare leaders as they work to balance budgets while delivering industry-leading clinical care. Paid hospital parking is a topic of populist debate that continues to polarize opinion. However, the issue is not as clear cut as it may superficially seem, and free parking is...
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Healthcare facilities are living, breathing buildings in a permanent state of flux. As they absorb and react to the needs of their clientele, they transform into a jigsaw of new and old — each wing, zone, and floor different from the last. The necessary fluidity of healthcare campuses makes wayfinding systems tricky to implement and...
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When you think of accessible parking, what do you see? You’re likely envisioning something like the image above: extra-wide spaces that prominently display the international accessibility icon, with a wheelchair-friendly, sloped curb nearby. But in 2017, maybe it’s time to expand our understanding of what makes parking “accessible.” How, for example, do traditional handicap parking...
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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) estimates that 39,471 veterans are homeless on any given night. An additional 1.4 million are at risk of losing their accommodation. On the 16th anniversary of 9/11, Portland held Oregon’s largest Veterans Stand Down event. The event honors and supports those who, having heroically put their lives...
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by Randall Dennis In a consumerist age fueled by robotic automation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and disruptive apps, the tipping point for consumer loyalty remains the same as it ever was — customer service. Customer service has traditionally been a muted priority for healthcare providers, with patient care quite rightly taking precedence. But as...
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Hurricane Harvey has taken a devastating toll on the lives of the people of Houston, as well as the infrastructure that supports the City.  Republic Parking has over one hundred employees in Houston, operating parking facilities in the Theatre District and George R. Brown Convention Center, a number of which are now filled with flood...
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