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Keith B. Jones is responsible for corporate vision and strategy, business development, finance, and operations for ACE.

His vision brings a cutting edge to ACE’s traditional values. He has successfully established ACE as the industry’s leading innovator in technology and operations, which has positioned the company to meet the growing needs of its clients, and lead the parking industry into a new era – Mobility Solutions.

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Reaching “Tomorrowland” in Business When Today and Tomorrow are Uncertain

Reaching “Tomorrowland” in Business When Today and Tomorrow are Uncertain

A picture is worth a thousand words, or in this case, a tweeted picture of WeWork proves to be unused space for many workers. As one takes a glimpse at the… Read More

Why the Customer Experience is a Human Experience

Why the Customer Experience is a Human Experience

My technological epiphany can be quantified like this: Five hours on the JFK tarmac One screaming two-year-old One screaming four-year-old Zero… Read More

It (Still) Comes Back To The Curb

It (Still) Comes Back To The Curb

When was the last time you were faced with a long and nuanced undertaking, something that required a daunting amount of planning, plus concerted action, a… Read More

True or False? Three Of The Biggest Claims About Driverless Vehicles

True or False? Three Of The Biggest Claims About Driverless Vehicles

Oh, they’re coming. There’s no doubt about that. Instead, any doubt about autonomous vehicles lies in the quality of the claims surrounding their arrival,… Read More

Curbing Urban Congestion:  It All Comes Back To Our Cities’ Best Asset

Curbing Urban Congestion: It All Comes Back To Our Cities’ Best Asset

The curb. That chaotic cocktail of storefronts and scooter speedways, temporary vehicle storage and pedestrian migration, valets and hotdog vendors. It’s a… Read More

Lime On The Cut: The Potential Effects of Removing Lime Scooters from SD

Lime On The Cut: The Potential Effects of Removing Lime Scooters from SD

They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, styles and colors, costs and speeds. Essentially overnight, they exploded onto city streets across the country in a… Read More

How to Avoid Going Wrong Way on Streets and in Life

How to Avoid Going Wrong Way on Streets and in Life

Five blocks. That’s how far I watched a car cruise the wrong way down a one-way street last week. As it cruised past the ACE office building, a handful of… Read More

Congestion Fees Work—As Bandages. But Our Cities Need Surgery

Congestion Fees Work—As Bandages. But Our Cities Need Surgery

“I love LA, but the traffic is so bad.” You still hear that old thorn-on-the-rose comment, but now it seems more perfunctory than anything—sibling small… Read More

It’s The Little Things That Count: IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING

It’s The Little Things That Count: IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING

In life outside of work, we’re fond of not sweating the small stuff, or at least trying not to. If we’re good about it, ignoring life’s little weights… Read More

The Future is Wow: Today’s Most Advanced (and Awesome) Mobility Tech

The Future is Wow: Today’s Most Advanced (and Awesome) Mobility Tech

Ours are times of unprecedented innovation across nearly all facets of life. From activism to kinesiology, computational science to spirituality, humans are… Read More

Transforming Parking Inefficiencies Into Profitable Opportunities

Transforming Parking Inefficiencies Into Profitable Opportunities

The next time you leave your office, take an extra glance at the parking stalls. They’re one of the most ubiquitous facets of infrastructure in any city… Read More

What Lessons Have We Learned From The E-Scooter Storm?

What Lessons Have We Learned From The E-Scooter Storm?

They came, we rode, they conquered. What, since the revolution of the automobile, has been as swift, as controversial, and as disruptive to our national… Read More

Could the Trend In M&A Lead To A Turn In The Road To Tomorrowland?

Could the Trend In M&A Lead To A Turn In The Road To Tomorrowland?

There’s absolutely no denying it: these are exciting times to be in business. Surprising to many people (who don’t read this blog, anyway), this is… Read More

Regulating For Innovation

Regulating For Innovation

Before I merge onto the chaos of Interstate 5, the route I take to work meanders me down a few quiet roads in a residential neighborhood near the coast. One of… Read More

Reality Check: What AV's Will Look Like (Without Hype)

Reality Check: What AV's Will Look Like (Without Hype)

I’m always more than a little wary of hype. I also understand it; it makes us feel good, it kicks the idea-train into overdrive. All the rumors and… Read More

Parking Best Practices  For Today & Tomorrowland

Parking Best Practices For Today & Tomorrowland

ZEN AND THE ART OF MOBILITY MAINTENANCE From nowhere: the distinct, explosive, legally patented thunderclap of a Harley Davidson with perforated muffler. Neck… Read More

Spare Change: The Evolution of Transit Agencies into Mobility Managers

Spare Change: The Evolution of Transit Agencies into Mobility Managers

Change can be costly and uncertain for any organization, but it’s an absolute imperative to stay relevant and profitable in today’s dynamic and easily… Read More

Who Will Save Our Cities?

Who Will Save Our Cities?

They say people don’t change. This may or may not be true about ourselves, but we have a remarkable ability to change our surroundings, particularly our… Read More

From Security to Customer Service, Parking Robots Are Here

From Security to Customer Service, Parking Robots Are Here

By and large, the general public is unanimously skeptical of robots. And not just the Terminators of science fiction. I mean, the very first words of this… Read More

Urban Planners: Undoing Our Cities For The Better

Urban Planners: Undoing Our Cities For The Better

I like to speak of cities and mobility in terms of “ecosystems” because, as we explored last week, they function much in the same way as nature’s… Read More

Demand-Based Parking: Why It’s Good Governance

Demand-Based Parking: Why It’s Good Governance

The revolution in the streets, the one propelling us to newer and greater heights, the one destined to build upon the buildings and streets so familiar to us… Read More

Healthy: How Planning & Design Strengthen Urban Ecosystems

Healthy: How Planning & Design Strengthen Urban Ecosystems

If you have middle-schoolers, they can tell you all about how natural habitats fit into natural ecosystems; you can analogize to them that urban design fits… Read More

Seeing It Through: The Opportunities Of Visual Intelligence

Seeing It Through: The Opportunities Of Visual Intelligence

NINETY PERCENT That’s how much of the information processed by the brain is visual. It’s our primary form of recognition and it’s also responsible for… Read More

Three Key Ways to Streamline the Commuter's Journey

Three Key Ways to Streamline the Commuter's Journey

Hope springs eternal, but optimizing the commuter’s journey takes effort. Nonetheless, it’s one of the most important endeavors in parking and mobility… Read More

Today's Top 5 Mobility Apps

Today's Top 5 Mobility Apps

AND HOW THEY COULD IMPROVE OUR TOMORROW Technology is the cornerstone of the Mobility Revolution, with applications and services that cross the spectrum from… Read More

Where The Sidewalk Ends: Transforming Our Streets Starts at the Curb

Where The Sidewalk Ends: Transforming Our Streets Starts at the Curb

CHAOS AT THE CURB Unsuspecting as it appears, the humble curb is, inarguably, the most untapped public asset in our metropolitan communities and a valuable… Read More

Shared Mobility: How We Make Shared Mobility Work

Shared Mobility: How We Make Shared Mobility Work

Your old road is Rapidly agin'. Please get out of the new one If you can't lend your hand For the times they are a-changin' - Bob Dylan However oft-quoted,… Read More

Glue and Small Parts — What Will Hold Smart Cities Together?

Glue and Small Parts — What Will Hold Smart Cities Together?

Have you ever watched kids putting a model airplane together? As often as not, with barely more than plastic wings in place, the replica is—to the little… Read More

Planes, Trains & Automobiles: How Mobility Options Impact Airport Infrastructure

Planes, Trains & Automobiles: How Mobility Options Impact Airport Infrastructure

PREPARING FOR APPROACH Call me biased, but I love flying into San Diego. Yes, it’s my local airport and, yes, I’m always relieved to be coming home. But… Read More

Show Me The Money: Smart Parking Initiatives Mean More Revenue for Public and Private Sectors

Show Me The Money: Smart Parking Initiatives Mean More Revenue for Public and Private Sectors

The parking industry is going nowhere fast. Put less paradoxically, it’s not going anywhere and growing fast. At least for as far into the visible future… Read More

Revolution In The Streets

Revolution In The Streets

There’s a massive revolution happening. In the streets of every community. Outside your workplace. A few steps from your front door. And even in your… Read More