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Articles from January, 2014.

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25 Years of PARC Group

By Donna DePaul-Kelly

In 1989, a group of equipment distributors got together and had a vision...

3M and Amano McGann Open Doors to Parking Today Editor

John Van Horn

Editor’s note: Two of the major legacy revenue control companies with manufacturing in the U...

A Bigger, Smarter, Simpler and Cheaper ‘Affordable Parking Act’ for the Industry?

By Amalendu Chatterjee

“Arbitrary rate increases and high fines for balancing other budgets may not be an option for parking operators,” PT Editor John Van Horn says...

Be a Part of Parking History

By Colleen M. Niese

Researchers asked a large sampling of Ohioans and Californians to rate their overall happiness with living in their respective states...

Business Lessons I’ve Learned As a Small-Business CEO

By Marsha Friedman

I found a fascinating website while trolling around the Internet recently...

EVs, Parking Reservations, and Bah, Humbug…

John Van Horn

PT Correspondent Mark pointed this story in my direction...

From ‘Meter Maids’ to Self-Enforced Meters

By Bern Grush

While municipal parking enforcement technology continues to evolve, enforcement remains complex, expensive and contentious – and still is often hated and feared...

Happy New Parking Year, In Both the UK and U.S.A.

Peter Guest

It’s already 2014, and I’m wondering what surprises the next 12 months will bring in the crazy world of parking...

How Technology Continues to Improve Your Garage’s Bottom Line

By Giselle Seychett

One of these days, perhaps very soon, we’ll drive into an attended parking garage, hand off the car keys, return for pickup and pull away without ever taking a receipt or reaching into our pockets to pay...

Larry Donoghue to Retire After 67 Years of Service

By Ken Jones

Editor’s note: On hearing of Larry Donoghue’s planned retirement, we asked him to write a few words about his life in the parking industry...

Leading Research Provides Parking Industry Insights

By Christina Garneski

The parking industry is significant in the revenue, capital investment, cash flows and profits it generates in the private and public sectors...

Manufacturers, installers, consultants, end-users blame each other for failed projects

John Van Horn

When manufacturers, installers, consultants and end-users get together to talk about the RFP (request for proposal) process, as The Temecula Group did in late October, all hell seems to break loose...

Marilyn Etheridge



The Parking Industry Exhibition is pleased to announce that Marilyn Etheridge has joined the organization as its team leader in charge of attendee outreach...

Ohio State University – The Lighting University!

By Steve Gresh, Dave Packard and Jeff Pinyot

Everyone’s talking about ...

PassportParking Raises $6M



PassportParking, announced it has raised a $6 million in Series A funding co-led by Grotech Ventures and Relevance Capital with participation from a consortium of angel investors...

PIE 2014 ‘Boot Camp’ to Examine How to Sell Industry Changes to Stakeholders

By Clyde Wilson

Editor’s note: Parking industry veteran Clyde Wilson – with long-time consultant Julie Dixon and Beverly Hills, CA, Director of Parking Operations Chad Lynn – will conduct the always popular “Boot Camp” at this year’s Parking Industry Exhibition (PIE), March 16-19 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, IL...

PT News



Southern Time located in the Carolinas would like to announce that James Mosesso has joined their team, Jim has an extensive background in the Parking industry with more than 25 years of business management experience with Federal APD (now 3M)...

Republic Parking Founder ‘Jim’ Berry is Dead at 82



James C...

The Parking Sensor Debate

By Julie Dixon

Parking sensor technology has evolved significantly in a short amount of time for our industry...

The Temecula Group

John Van Horn

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of articles, to be expanded in Parking Today, from The Temecula Group, a parking think tank that meets annually and discusses issues pertinent to the industry...

There’s a reason PIE is in Chicago

By John Van Horn, Editor, Parking Today

Is the Parking Industry Exhibition (PIE) any different from the IPI or NPA shows? Who puts it on? Is a membership required? Do the people who organize it have any background in parking? Just what is a “PIE” anyway?
When Marilyn Etheridge began to promote PIE to the members of the Florida Parking Association, she got questions such as those...

Times Gone By, Trends in the Works

Melissa Bean Sterzick

A new year is a lovely thing...

Using Nitrogen Gas to Prevent Corrosion Of Fire Sprinklers in Parking Structures

By Ken Jones

Multistory parking structures are required to be protected by fire
sprinkler systems...

Using Nitrogen Gas to Prevent Corrosion Of Fire Sprinklers in Parking Structures

By Ken Jones

Multistory parking structures are required to be protected by fire
sprinkler systems...

WHAT’S YOUR VISION FOR 2020?!

By Kim Seagle

This article forms the basis of a presentation that will be made at PIE 2014 by SMC Software’s COO, Mike Harley...




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