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Minuteman Learns to Live Frankly

Friday, March 30th, 2012 by Kelly Harris

Minuteman is extremely excited to announce the start of our services at The Frank luxury residences in Venice, CA. The Frank prides itself on the promise of three different aspects: People, Planet, and Prosperity. They provide service and support to these components via their “Really Good, Really Green, Really Home” vision, which promises it’s residents a comfortably clean, environmentally sustainable luxury living space. Their principles offer residents modern apartment living while simultaneously providing a connection to Southern California culture at it’s best, a promise embedded in their motto “Live Frankly.”

The Frank’s official grand openingĀ is on April 9th and Minuteman will be providing parking services for The Frank residents seven days a week. We are thrilled to be partnered with such an up and coming establishment and we are honored to play a part in their vision.

Minuteman Goes Green

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 by Kelly Harris

At Minuteman, we love everything green- especially living green and being environmentally friendly! We care greatly about our environment and do our best to practice sustainability and awareness. Our greatest contribution to the planet is our natural gas shuttles and electric company cars.

Minuteman Parking has multiple shuttles and a collection of corporate vehicles that run purely on compressed natural gas (CNG). This is a fossil fuel substitute for gasoline, diesel, and propane and is a more environmentally clean alternative. CNG is much safer than gas in the event of a spill because natural gas is lighter than air so it disperses quickly when it’s released. CNG does not increase the concentration of carbon in the atmosphere, and can be used in traditional gasoline engines that have been converted to bi-fuel.

We also have several carts at our properties that are global electric motorcars (GEM). Our little GEMs are low speed vehicles that are battery electric. They are plugged into outlets for recharging and are completely petrol free.

Although these are minor steps in the big picture, every little bit counts! It is our New Year’s Resolution this year to do more on our part to help save the environment. Here’s to going green in 2012!