As vice president of landside operations-east, Michael Joseph is involved in a plethora of ABM contracts and endeavors. Closest to his heart, Michael Joseph continues to be a resolute and driving force in the PANYNJ parking operations for over 25 years and coming up on “many” years for both the taxi dispatch and fleet shuttle operations.
Why did you pursue a career in transportation?
Some would say, “a career in transportation” pursued me! Prior to joining the parking operation at JFK and LGA many years ago, my background was in banking and numbers. This actually was quite a benefit because my understanding of numbers allowed me to understand the intricacies of all the “moving” parts that go into transportation operations. The ability to analyze schedules, revenue collection, and staffing needs for example, has served me well.
What is your favorite travel experience?
Land, sea, and air travel has always been good to me. Drifting on the wide-open ocean when cruising allows for much needed rest. Exploring and touring some of the world’s greatest sites like The Great Pyramids offers wonder and insight to the past, and a weekend road trip to attend an event allows for some good old-fashioned fun! Each experience is a blessing.
What transportation improvement would you like to see completed in the future?
We are now increasingly seeing electric vehicles and very recently sustainable fuel being explored within the airline industry. While that may be considered progress on many levels, I would hope to see overall affordable and comfortable, traveling options for the public as we all move forward.
What is your preferred method of transportation?
Being so connected to the airports, I would have to say that I do love to fly! I am still amazed that a place like John F. Kennedy International Airport can get you almost anywhere else in the world, and often on a direct flight. While it might take 12+ hours to get there, in a relatively short time, you are in a whole new world!