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Articles from April, 2009.

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10/10 for Spending and 0/10 for Competence

By Peter Guest

Diagonal parking isn’t very common here; it’s used more widely in Europe, and many advocate it as the easiest to use...

A Parking Enforcement Officer Is Always on Stage

By Bryan Forward and Jack Agati

Parking enforcement officers know they have a tough job...

Abilene Airport Arrives at First-Class Facility Status

By Sarah van Wezel

Airport operators are increasingly focusing on architectural and aesthetic opportunities as they seek to modernize existing locations and design new ones...

Airport Parking Makes Me Cry

By Melissa Bean Sterzick

Two of my nieces recently flew in to see me – arriving at LAX...

As Flights Decrease, Airports Look for Alternative Revenue Sources



With the economy contracting, the nation’s airports are feeling the squeeze...

Centro Comerciales Estacionamiento*

By Dennis Cunning

What paid parking facility averages 17,000 transient tickets and 1,250 monthly customers every day Monday through Thursday, and 20,000 transient tickets and 1,000 monthly customers parking each day on the Friday through Sunday weekend? Oh, and during the Christmas season, the volume peaks at 27,000 transient tickets and 1,700 monthly customers a day? The answer – Centro Comerciales Santa Fe, an upscale shopping mall in the suburbs of Mexico City...

Do Commercial Operators Get the Press They Deserve?

By John Van Horn

I was in a bit of a kerfuffle last month over an article that never appeared in Parking Today...

Four Different ‘Ps’ – Proper Planning Provides Payoff

By Bill Arons

In 1998, the Wayne County Airport Authority embarked on a $1...

I’m Not Your Father …

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...

Shoup Made Visible – Toronto’s Pricing Problems

By Bern Grush

Afriend who lives in East Toronto is testing a new pay-as-you-go parking and insurance meter...

Valet System a Hit at JAX Off Airport Operation

By Melissa Bean Sterzick

Airports are unique and challenging environments with heavy traffic, intense security requirements, complicated scheduling factors and thousands of customers under high pressure...

‘Ninja’ Parking Enforcement in Eastern Washington

By Eli McMalkin

I asked while she stared at me blankly, processing the six parking tickets I had received in the last two weeks, and replied, “I don’t think that they do ninja training...

‘Topgrading’ in a Down Economy – A Good Time to Hire!

By Brad Smart

During the past 35 years, I’ve observed talent-management practices in up markets and down markets, and the two conclusions I’ve reached and discuss in this article are: 1...




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