What’s ahead for the Vehicle for Hire Industry?

In our discussions with regulators in the Vehicle for Hire industry, several issues seem to resonate with all of them.

  • How do we contend with the effects ridesharing companies have on the current regulatory environment?  The legal ramifications of integrating TNCs into the current environment can be overwhelming.  Most regulators have found it necessary to modify their code to accommodate these new entrants.  In addition to effectively enforcing new regulations, they are dealing with the backlash from traditional taxi companies.  Often, when ridesharing companies face a different set of regulations, legal battles ensue.
  • When TNCs are incorporated into the current regulatory framework, how will we handle the mounting paperwork resulting from the influx of new drivers and vehicles into the system?  Whether there are different rules for ridesharing companies vs traditional taxis or not, there are bound to be issues with tracking the rules and to whom they apply.
  • The ridesharing economy is here to stay.  This is further evidenced by Facebook’s recent entrance into the market.  How do regulators stay relevant in an economy where regulation is frowned upon.  Do they owe citizens the peace of mind of knowing a background check has been performed on the driver?  Is it their responsibility to level the playing field for traditional VFH companies?

Whatever decisions they ultimately make, regulators are going to need help traversing the new climate.  Please join us for our upcoming Vehicle for Hire webinar Friday, March 18th at 1:00 P.M. CST.  You can expect to learn how FasttrackGov, can help you do the following in this webinar.

  • Deal with the legal ramifications of the new ridesharing economy and enforce current and new regulations
  • Handle mounting paperwork
  • Stay relevant in the growing rideshare economy

Click here to sign up and learn more.

 

3 Best Practices for Streamlining Permitting

President and COO of Mitchell Humphrey & Co., Kim Schaefer discusses the three best practices for streamlining permitting in her new white paper.

The 3 Best Practices paper focuses on the permitting process and best practices that can help streamlineshutterstock_57862405-construction the workflow and create efficiency. These best practices will help to decrease the administrative burden on communities; allowing them to manage their workload more effectively, provide better customer service, and be prepared for the future. We also look at several model communities with concrete examples of the efficiencies created when addressing collaboration, standardization, and managed workflow. These communities
focus on making all required information easy to find on their portal, offering online, email, in-person, or mail submission of applications, and providing a single point of contact help to simplify the process for citizens and businesses.

Download your free white paper and register for Mitchell Humphrey & Co.’s upcoming Permitting webinar, January 27th at 1:00 P.M. CST, to see how FastTrackGov® can effectively streamline your work.

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Streamline your Permitting with FastTrackGov®

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Are your citizens tired of standing in line, waiting for approvals, and the complexity of the permitting process?
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“MH&Co. simplifies the permitting process.”

Is your staff frustrated by incomplete applications, answering questions, and their inability to track applications throughout the approval process?
The fact is local governments are now challenged to operate with fewer resources – making it critical to simplify, automate, and streamline processes.
Mitchell Humphrey & Co. simplifies the permitting process by providing a web-based solution to all levels of government with a full suite of automated community development applications, including construction and use permits, code enforcement, inspections, violation tracking, licensing, and citizen requests.  The FTG Connect citizen portal allows you to provide service to your citizens 24/7/365 and can dramatically reduce the daily traffic in your office.
Join us on January 27, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. CST
 to see how FastTrackGov can help your 
community development office operate more 
efficiently and increase citizen satisfaction.
Need a place to start on improving your process? Download the free white paper.

Insights into the ever changing Vehicle for Hire Industry

Beth Humphrey, our Vehicle for Hire Industry expert, interviewed Dr. Ray Mundy, the Director of the Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.  Dr. Mundy shares his insights into the ever changing Vehicle for Hire Industry.

Visit fasttrackgov.com/vfh to get more information or to schedule a demo.

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MH&Co. attends NEHA AEC in Orlando

Mitchell Humphrey & Co. (MH&Co.) recently returned from the National Environmental Health Association Annual Educational Conference (AEC) in Orlando, Florida.  The AEC brings together environmental health professionals from all over; providing education, networking and advancement potential for all.  MH&Co. had the opportunity to sponsor the Technology Track at the conference and to speak with attendees about how they can use software to make their jobs easier.  They also presented a Learning Lab that discussed ways to organize, log, route, and physically track day-to-day processes, as well as easily interact with the public.

The Mitchell Humphrey & Co. FastTrackGov® Environmental Health Software provides environmental health organizations with a specialized permitting and code enforcement management system.

A few of the benefits you will receive from this web-based solution are:

  • Automation of all types of permit applications and renewal processing
  • Choice of the best deployment option for you – cloud or on-premise
  • Improved staff productivity with mobility options – inspections and violations can be entered from the field
  • Automatic computation and processing of fees and charges – no matter how complex the calculation
  • Instant communication of alerts, tasks, and notifications – even across departmental lines
  • Customizable, user-defined dashboard reports and graphs – in minutes
  • Familiar appearance and feel with complete integration to all Microsoft back office solutions
  • Robust ad hoc reporting capabilities

Visit fasttrackgov.com/eh to get more information or to schedule a demo.

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Smaller Towns Get Smarter

Mitchell Humphrey & Co. recently found an article on Govtech.com entitled, “Smaller Towns Get Smarter”.  Better technology for data analysis and visualization fuels Main Street’s move to evidence-based decision-making.  <<Read article

 

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Mitchell Humphrey & Co. Makes CIO Review 100 Most Promising Microsoft Solution Providers for 2015

With the many leaps and bounds Mitchell Humphrey & Co. (MH&Co.) has made within the past year, there was no doubt our successes were going to get noticed.  CIO Review took note of MH&Co. in their issue “100 Most Promising Microsoft Solution Providers – 2015.”

Titled “Fully Integrated Software Solutions for Organizations of All Sizes,” Kim Schaefer, President and Chief Operating Officer, discusses how we at MH&Co. and Microsoft work together to bring clients swift workflow and convenience with our software.  To read more about MH&Co and their how they provide software and enterprise services to clients in the public and private sector, click here.