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5 Steps Toward Financial Independence in 2014

By: Rick Rodgers

The New Year is a great time to make some positive changes in your financial life...

A Clean Sweep!

Melissa Bean Sterzick

Last month, I received an important notice from my Homeowner’s Association...

A state association ‘tune-up

By Marilyn Etheridge

Is your state or local parking association everything it should be to your members? Are they engaged? Do you suffer from “the same people do all the work” syndrome? Let’s face it: Your annual conference could always be more successful...

Asset Generation / Construction / Parking: What to Do When They Collide?

By Gerald R. “Bob” Harkins

(As you read through this piece, you can easily change the word “university” to “hospital” or “city...

Disabled, SFpark and PIE 2014

John Van Horn

This is really strange — I don’t know if City Council members in Portland, OR, are just trying to be PC or really don’t understand the problem, but in the reporting about this event, they talk at length about how they are going to begin charging folks who park in disabled spaces...

Episode Six – Chapter 12 Parking Goes to the Movies

JVH

All is well, or is it?
When Paul Manning left his cushy job with the movie industry’s private police force, the Bel-Air Patrol – where the most excitement was helping dissipated overweight directors back into bed after they had rolled out – and began training as a private investigator, he had visions of “Bogie” and the Maltese Falcon...

HID Opens New $35mm World HQ in Texas



HID Global®, announced the opening of its new World Headquarters and North American Operations Center in Austin, Texas...

How to Run a Successful Parking Technology RFP

Mike King

Editor’s note: This year, the Parking Industry Exhibition focuses on technology...

Innovation and Cooperation Transform Parking in Bethlehem

By Tom Hartley

Bethlehem, a quaint, historic city in eastern Pennsylvania, successfully juxtaposes the old with the new...

Long-time Parking Consultant Cullen Retires



After 42-plus years of being part of the parking industry, I decided to retire – I prefer the term “planned unemployment”) at the end of 2013...

Mayor of London Follows Council’s Lead on Free Parking for the Capital



In the UK, “fighting the corner” for small businesses by providing free parking for shoppers has been the cornerstone of Richmond Council’s efforts to bolster the local economy...

Mobile Payment a ‘Hit’ in New Haven

By Tina Dyer and Mike Mohler

New Haven, CT, launched a mobile payment program last summer as an option on all of the city’s approximately 3,000 on-street meters...

OMG – What Am I Going to See at PIE!



I’m looking forward to attending the Parking Industry Exhibition (PIE) this year...

Our UK Correspondent – a Pensioner?

Peter Guest

I have reached the magic age of 65, which here in England’s green and pleasant land is the state pension age, the point at which the government starts paying me back some of the money I have paid in taxes over the last 50 years...

PT News



ParkWhiz, the nation’s largest parking aggregation and marketing applications platform, and DataPark, a leading manufacturer of automated parking systems, have announced a strategic partnership and release of fully integrated, end-to-end eParking solutions to the commercial marketplace that enable parking asset owners, managers and operators to optimize yield...

QuickPay adds $5.5 million in new venture capital funding



Editor’s note: This article was issued by QuickPay Corp...

Shed Bad Communication Habits for Happier, More Productive New Year



Editor’s note: The fastest and the best way to improve communication is to stop doing things that repeatedly cause trouble...

Technology and People Combine To Make a Successful Company

John Van Horn

It had been almost two decades since I last visited Southland Printing Co...

Washington, DC, tops charts with $159 in annual parking ticket revenue per resident

Ryan Neu

Editor’s note: This is a guest Parking Today Blog post by Ryan Neu, Co-founder of TicketZen (www...

What your momma never told you

By Tom Wunk

Whether you are considering the latest features of a new cellphone or exasperated with challenges associated with enrollment in a nationalized health program, the impact of technology in all we do is profound...




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