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60 Seconds of Happiness: ‘Us and Them’ in Parking

By Astrid Ambroziak

Ralph Waldo Emerson so eloquently said, “For every minute you are angry, you lose 60 seconds of happiness...

American Tobacco Campus in NC Setting Pace for Energy Efficiency

By Sarah Blouch

The American Tobacco Campus, central to the Historic District in downtown Durham, NC, and said to be a national model for historic redevelopment, also is setting standards for energy efficiency as part of a collaboration with Duke Energy and LED innovator Cree Inc...

Cars Can Park and Spy on Your Kids

by Melissa Bean Sterzick

Sometimes your whole world revolves around parking – especially if you’re visiting downtown Los Angeles...

Class Action, a Parking Doc, and Thinking Outside the Box

JVH

In the March 2014 Point of View, I commented on the class action lawsuit that’s being raised against the city of Las Vegas and the fight against it by the city’s parking guru, Brandy Stanley...

Cut Costs, Retire Paper Tickets with SMS-Enabled Valet System

By Sherri Jones

Cellphones are a crucial part of everyday life, and everyone from middle schoolers to senior citizens owns one...

Don Fickert, UMB Parking Director



The parking industry has lost a ‘pioneer’ in our chosen field...

Education, Certification and Networking

By Christina Garneski

In today’s competitive market, the successful parking professional understands that it is crucial to constantly be looking to the future...

Episode Six – Chapter 13

JVH

We can’t seem to get a break
When Paul Manning left his cushy job with the movie industry’s private police force, the Bel-Air Patrol, and began training as a private investigator, he had visions of “Bogie” and the Maltese Falcon...

Expert Panel Discusses EMV ‘Chip and PIN’

By Dave Witts

As technological advances affect change in nearly everything around us in our daily lives, innovations in the way the U...

Galveston, TX, ‘Future-Proofs’ With First Meter-Free Mobile Payment Solution in U.S.



Galveston, TX, has become the first sizeable location in the U...

In the UK, It’s ‘Any Excuse for a Drink’

By Peter Guest

It’s party time over here in England’s green and pleasant, as once again we head toward the British Parking Association (BPA) “any excuse for drink” awards event...

Is there such a thing as a SURE THING?

By Jeff Pinyot

If someone came up to you and said, “I’d like to give you an opportunity to invest in Apple Inc...

LED Solutions Boost Long-Term Sustainability at ATL

By Tim Hill

Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) is one of the busiest airports in the world with millions of passengers flying through or connecting in the hub each year...

Linking your Location Manager’s Performance to Today’s Industry Demands

By Colleen Niese

When our consulting company asks parking executives to name the one employee position that they rely on most heavily in terms of operational performance, commonly the response is a variation of title representing the Location Manager: Facility Manager, Account Manager, Area Manager, Project Manager...

Melbourne to Junk Most Meters for Pay-by- Phone Technology



The city of Melbourne, Australia, in a departure from rolling-out fixed infrastructure, has announced that it will introduce pay-by-phone technology as a mainstream method of payment for parking using either a free smartphone app or making a paid phone call...

Parking as a ‘Commodity’? Hmmm...

By Kevin Warwood

Is parking a commodity? If it is, then we could manage it better and value it more, and it could play a major role in revitalizing a city...

Parking Industry Exhibition 2014 Breaks all Attendance Records



Over 1,150 people attended the Parking Industry Exhibition held last month in Chicago...

Propark America Acquires WinPark Management from Hines



Propark America, “continuing its strategy of delivering premium parking services,” has purchased WinPark Management from Hines, the international real estate firm...

Propark America Acquires WinPark Management from Hines



Propark America, “continuing its strategy of delivering premium parking services,” has purchased WinPark Management from Hines, the international real estate firm...

PT News



Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS), a leading integrator of information technology and payment systems and services for public transportation, has promoted Matt Newsome to Senior VP and General Manager of CTS North and South America...

Putting the Party in Parking

by Melissa Bean Sterzick

Creating a new marketplace isn’t easy, but somebody has to do it...

‘Charity Spaces’ an Answer to Parking Holidays

By Donald Shoup

In December 2010, the City Council of Berkeley, CA, voted to give what it thought was a generous Christmas gift to the city’s merchants, who were still reeling from the lingering recession: free parking at all parking meters in the city...




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