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25 Years Serving the Parking Industry



2012 was Pacific Cascade’s 25th year in business...

BPA Promotes Professionalism, Standards in Healthcare Sector



The British Parking Association (BPA) has re-published its “Charter for Healthcare Parking,” which aims to strike the right balance between being fair to patients, visitors and staff, and ensuring facilities are managed effectively for the good of everyone...

CGS ‘Camp’ for Those Whose Authority Also Covers Parking



CGS ‘Camp’ for Those Whose Authority Also Covers Parking
The 2013 Parking Industry Exhibition’s newly created Command General Staff (CGS) “camp” is designed for senior managers who may not have direct parking responsibilities...

Easing Regulations Via a Parking Web Portal?

By Amalendu Chatterjee

Meter technology and the proprietary parking access and revenue control system (PARCS) have been with us for more than 75 and 40 years, respectively...

Episode Six – Parking Goes to the Movies

John Van Horn

Private Detective Paul Manning is investigating the death of Laura Jefferson, former wife of film director Dickey Jefferson and the fiancée of mob-connected Mario Palucci...

How to Get 100% Occupancy - The Parking World’s ‘El Dorado’

By Kevin Warwood

Is 100% occupancy possible? You bet it is, but only if there are no people involved!
Imagine driving past a parking facility and seeing a variable message sign that states, “$1 = 60 mins...

Learn from our mistakes, repeat our victories

By Jeff Pinyot

The other night, one of my children asked me why history is so important...

Lighting Upgrade Helps City Garage Post 45% Savings in Energy Costs



Oakland, CA, is implementing one of the country’s most ambitious energy and climate action plans, aiming to reduce building energy use in 2020 to 36% below 2005 levels...

Meter Options Create Diverse Solutions and Decisions for Cities By Melissa Bean Sterzick

Melissa Bean Sterzick

Technological advancements have led to a more affordable, efficient and sophisticated range of parking payment options, enabling cities to customize a combination of technologies to meet their unique parking enforcement needs...

Norway’s Q-Free Acquires TCS International



Q-Free ASA has purchased 100% of the shares of TCS International...

ParkWhiz Secures $2 Million Funding Round



ParkWhiz, the Chicago company that enables users to find and reserve guaranteed parking spaces before reaching their destination, has closed a $2 million Series A round of funding, led by Hyde Park Venture Partners...

Pennsylvania ‘Street Poet’ Writes about Parking



Pennsylvania ‘Street Poet’
Writes about Parking
Abigail Mott, Dec...

PIE 2013 to Focus on Cities, Universities, Business Venues



PIE 2013 to Focus on Cities, Universities, Business Venues
The 2013 edition of the Parking Industry Exhibition (PIE) will focus its information sessions on the parking needs of cities, higher education and business venues...

PIE 2013, Chicago and Sandy

John Van Horn

I am very excited about the program that we have laid on for PIE 2013 coming up next month in Chicago...

Planners and Parking Requirements

By Donald Shoup

I have spent the last 35 years working ineffectively to reform American parking policies, especially minimum parking requirements in zoning ordinances...

PT News



Hi-Tech Solutions (HTS), a leader in the optical character recognition and computer vision systems market, has announced that RevCon Technology Group, a provider of turnkey parking solutions for the Chicagoland market, has installed HTS license plate recognition (LPR) systems in the South Loop/Union League and Rush, Ohio and Wabash garages in Chicago...

Removing the Gate, and Hiring the Right Senior Manager



I have been musing about a number of things dealing with parking – first, a couple of strange ones, and then an observation …
I was auditing a parking lot at a commuter train station...

State of the Unions

By Dave Feehan

One of the more interesting subtexts in the 2012 U...

Street Sensor Technology Seminar Added to PIE 2013 Show Agenda



Parking sensor technology is topic one in many municipal parking offices around the country...

They are politicians – what did you expect?

Peter Guest

Here in the UK, two councillors in Northumberland have been accused of “hypocrisy” over their rather variable views on parking charges...

Your Career in Parking: Knowledge, Networks, Advancement

Christine Banning

“Lightning rarely strikes...

‘Man Bites Dog’ – JVH Right About ‘Free’ EV Charging and Parking

John Van Horn

It is so seldom that my predictions come true that when it happens, it’s truly a “man bites dog” story...

‘Oz Principle’ Co-Author Keynotes Parking Industry Exhibition 2013



A conversation with Craig Hickman, Management Consultant and Co-Author of “The Oz Principle,” will bring the “Oz Principle” to life in the PIE 2013 Keynote Address...

‘Play Red Dress Fat’

Melissa Bean Sterzick

The headline was ominous – they usually are – scary gets more attention than cheerful...




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