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Articles from March, 2009.

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Advanced Fluorescent Lighting Zaps Costs for Parking Structures

By Ed Sullivan

The operators of many parking garages are unwittingly burning holes in their pockets with “old tech” lighting systems, including those that are installed in new structures...

Big Ben in the Real LA-LA Land

By Peter Guest

I have just made a flying visit to Dubai, UAE, where it seems that conspicuous expenditure and ostentatious displays are a way of life...

Don’t Run That Ad! (until you check the CPM)

By Jonathan Ward

We are all feeling the impact of today’s uncertain and tumultuous global markets...

Getting the Most Out of Your Dollar

By David Marshall

In this tough economy, parking garage owners and operators must be mindful of their bottom line...

It Became a Family Matter

By JVH

Private investigator Paul Manning found a dead woman in the trunk of a car blocking his in the stack parking lot at the Hollywood Bowl...

Mission: Parking as Art

By Rand Elliot

Parking garages provide a perfunctory purpose in today’s corporate environment...

Monitoring and Control of CO Emissions in Parking Structures

By Rob Albinger

Until recent years, most parking garage owners and managers did not realize the detrimental effects that carbon monoxide emissions from motor vehicles have on the air quality inside parking garages...

Park Disneyland Park

By Melissa Bean Sterzick

I went to Disneyland almost every year of my childhood, and during the past three years since my address and the age of my children qualified me for an annual pass, I’ve been to the park just about once a month...

SFMTA Responds to PT Editor



Editor, Parking Today: This letter is in response to the comments made about SFpark in your column in the January 2009 issue of Parking Today...

Shopping Center Gains Space & Loyalty with Guidance System

By John Van Horn

Westfield Century City Shopping Center in Los Angeles had a problem...

Temperature Can Affect Upper Floors of Precast Garages

By Matt Shane and Stephen Johnson

Precast concrete double-tees and joists are a common feature on many parking decks...

Watching Paint Dry, Poaching, Intelligent Design (no, not that kind) …

By John Van Horn

When I started Parking Today nearly a decade and a half ago, I had one rule: I wasn’t going to run articles that told you how much lime to put in concrete to ensure that it hardened properly...

What’s in Your Inbox? E-Mail Costs You a Fortune

By Marsha Egan

(This article is excerpted from a piece in Consulting Magazine – Editor) The numbers can be staggering...




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