It’s no secret that parking seems to be a pain point among college students on several campuses across the United States.

According to the New York Times, the University of Wisconsin-Madison has one parking space to every five people, and approximately 65,000 students. The campus plans to add an additional 2,200 parking spaces over the next twenty to forty years, which seems like a long time for a campus and student body that is continuously growing. In fact, the application rate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison increased from 2017 to 2018 by 20 percent.

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Transportation and parking remain an ongoing issue among campuses everywhere. A college student at Florida Atlantic University recently highlighted her frustrations with campus parking. “I was rushing to class for a Monday morning lecture that began at 8 a.m. At 7:59, I was nowhere near the building for my course because I had to park so far away. I awkwardly walked in at 8:17 and interrupted the professor’s lecture. On top of that, I needed to arrive early to put finishing touches on a paper that was due at the beginning of class. If I had access to better, more reliable modes of transportation, I would take it.”

About the Author:

Joe Moye has over 25 years of technology leadership and management consulting experience in both the private and public sectors.

Before joining Beep, Joe was the EVP and General Manager of Virtustream’s Public Sector business, a leading cloud services and software company. He was part of the executive team which successfully integrated the business into Dell Technologies.

Prior to that, Joe served as President of Blackbaud’s (BLKB) Enterprise Software Group where he led the transformation of the group’s migration to a leading SAAS platform and business model. Joe also previously held the position of CEO for Capgemini’s U.S. Public Sector Company where he oversaw multiple strategic transformation programs for the Departments of Transportation, Defense, Homeland Security and Agriculture.


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