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Articles from January, 2004.

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A Pay-and-Display Payoff in Portland

Theresa Hagerty

The city of Portland, OR, recently made a smooth transition to multiple-space SmartMeters that enabled it to quickly increase parking revenues by 25 percent to 30 percent...

A Shade Above the Rest

B.J. Hobbs

In today's competitive commercial office market, every amenity is important...

A Super Garage ... and a Disaster



Before I get into my normal harassment of a parking operator, note that the other day I audited a garage in New York and found no problems...

Are You Hiring Terrorists?

Louis Rovner, Ph.D.

Editor's note: The following is not meant to frighten you or increase your level of paranoia, but simply to raise your consciousness...

Finally, No Eating Crow and a Message to Manufacturers

John Van Horn

I looked back on the predictions I made last year with trepidation...

How to Select an Operator for Your Parking Facility

Bill Francis

The Request For Proposals (RFP) process is used by a vast majority of public agencies and private owners when selecting a parking operator to manage a parking facility or facilities...

IPI Founder James Hunnicutt Retires



Tighe & Bond announces the retirement of James M...

Jump on the Fast Track to Recovery



Don't look now, but the recovery has begun -- if not for you, then for your competition...

Parkeon: New Name for Schlumberger



Parkeon is the new name for the parking and ticketing operations that formerly were Schlumberger...

Revenue Control The Most Important Thing to Consider ...



Editor's note: In late November 2003, PT sent an e-mail to its e-mail list asking the industry to tell us "the most important thing to consider when purchasing a revenue control system...

Sometimes There is No Tomorrow ...

Robert Milner

Although unwilling to share the location of the following "situation," I am all too familiar with the scenario of a customer being given less than ideal service...

Stopping Employee Theft With Adequate Audits

Larry Donoghue

Editor's note: Larry Donoghue is a legend in the parking industry, being arguably its senior active member...

What Should the End User Expect from a New Revenue Control System?



I started working in the parking industry when money was piled in cigar boxes or paper sacks and a monthly pass was a wave and a friendly smile...




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