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Articles from January, 2002.

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An About Face



I had been invited to speak before the California Public Parking Association's 18th Annual Conference and Tradeshow in Monterey and accepted their invitation...

Diamonds and Parking: What's Up with That?



In 1884, there was a young man who found it impossible to pay for an education...

Does Your Staff Feel Comfortable Asking Questions?

By Stan Portny

Does your company have a question-friendly culture? When you are working on a project, do you feel comfortable asking the head honcho to clear up any confusion you may have? If you are the manager, do you encourage employees to come to you with their questions -- and do you really mean it?
As a project management consultant, I hope the answer to all of the above is a fervent yes...

Focus on Revenue Control - Creating a System for Revenue Control

By Blake Laufer

Can you spot the difference between a system for revenue control and a Revenue Control System? Years ago these might have been interchangeable phrases, but that's not the case today...

Focus on Revenue Control - Do it Once, Not Twice!!!

By Bruno Godin

For the past years, I have participated at many seminars presented by North American parking associations...

Guardian Technologies USA Adds Several New Distributors/Dealers



Guardian Technologies USA, a California-based manufacturer of automated revenue collection equipment, has signed several distributors/dealers for its equipment line...

Hundreds of Operators and Owners Must Purchase New Equipment

By John Van Horn

The City of San Francisco has become the first municipality in the nation, if not the galaxy, to pass an ordinance that sets in writing specifications for revenue control equipment that must be used in parking facilities located within its limits...

New Year, New Articles and a New Picture



I t's a new year -- thank the lord...

Parking Operators and Owners Feel the Financial Pain of 9/11

By John Van Horn

Parking operators across the nation are reporting gross revenue losses of as much as 50 percent in the wake of September 11...

Sometimes Security is Common Sense and Doesn't Have to Cost a Penny!



Editor's note: The following memo was sent a few days after Sept...

Teamwork Parking Solution at Bradley International Airport in CT



When airport parking is scarce, traffic congestion increases, passenger temperatures rise, tempers flare, and (more likely than not) parking revenues dip...

University of Washington: 10 Years of Results



Editor's Note: This article was taken from a piece in "The Daily", the student newspaper at the University of Washington...




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