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Progress: The reasonable and the unreasonable of ParkNews.biz 07/28-08/03/2020

August 03, 2020







“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” – George Bernard Shaw



Progress: The reasonable and the unreasonable of ParkNews.biz 07/28-08/03/2020




This past week on ParkNews.biz reflects that no matter what the circumstances, progress is being made.  That complacency is not a pandemic.  That the courageous are not afraid to fail and take risks and thus create value.


Here are the few of the movers in parking and mobility arena finding solutions:



Alchemco, the very company you ought to be hiring now to fix and waterproof your parking structures, has acquired a distribution company in Brazil, Tecnorap Sistemas Construtivos.  Alchemco is now in 75 countries. One of their products TechCrete 2500 Waterproofing Agent,’ recently won the ‘2020 Most Innovative Product Award’ at the World of Concrete Convention in Las Vegas.


NYC Streets Blog predicts, invites and calls for equity in mobility including parking.  Agree or disagree, isn’t divergent thinking and asking ourselves questions that awakens each of us  to action and thus progress? What can I do instead of what “can they do?”  In the article Gersh Kuntzman says: “New York City is at risk of failing to seize the historic challenge of COVID to create more equity and sustainability in its transportation system, and must quickly add bike and bus lanes, build bike parking, widen sidewalks, reduce speed limits and make driving more expensive, says a new report from two of the city’s most influential transportation think tanks.”


SenSen Networks motivates us all with their good news about their money.  Despite COVID-19  they recorded two of its best-ever cash flow quarters in the 2020 financial year and is robustly moving towards being cashflow positive and profitable in FY21 as it continues to see strong software sales.


Park Assist knows that we are all social beings and yes, we do need life entertainment.  They are moving forward determined to help Mohegan Sun to be the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States.  Thanks to Park Assist, parking will be a breeze at the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut from now on.



Belated news of Miami Parking Authority new CEO, comes from wonderful Jessica Britton of PayByPhone.  Thank you, Jessica! Hello Ladies:  the new CEO is Alejandra “Alex” Argudin.  “Alex becomes the first woman CEO of the MPA in more than six decades of its existence, Alex brings over 13 years of experience at the Authority, nine of which have been as Chief Operations Officer.”  In these years, one of the initiatives Alex  implemented, is the increase in the utilization of PayByPhone in Miami from about 23 percent five years ago to an impressive 93 percent adoption rate.  Contactless parking at its best!



More contactless parking and thus convenience to customers comes across the USA and Canada: HonkMobile offers cashless parking at the London International Airport Team. ParkMobile comes to Lake George, NY.  Passport is now in The Village of Pelham, NY.  Flowibird might be just the answer for parking experience in Pensacola, FL.


Safe and safety are on our minds the last few months.  Our end greetings usually are “be safe.”  Did you know that “more than 1,600 lives were lost in 2018 due to wrong-way driving collisions, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).” Who will save this problem?  TAPCO is willing and ready.  U.S. DOT Research Contract to Further Develop Innovative Wrong-Way Driving Solutions on Highway Ramps.


Reasonable and or unreasonable?   What if the only thing that matters is the question, does it create value, jobs, a movement forward?


Astrid Ambroziak

Astrid Ambroziak

Editor, ParkNews.biz

Creative Director PT

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