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Amsterdam, Dubai, London and Harrisburg

By John Van Horn

I was impressed with the Intertraffic show this year, and I'm sure the 10 or so from the U...

Chicago Takes a Peek at a 'Shoupista' Solution



A recent Chicago Tribune column, headlined "Parking lots full despite traffic woes," noted that
construction on city freeways was expected to cause chaos but hadn't...

City of Lowell Cleans Up Its Parking Act



Chuck Carney, Parking Director for Lowell, Mass...

I Agree With Everything Except ...

By John Van Horn

The Boss gave me a quick preview of this month's letter to the editor - boy, that guy Rollo has some strong feelings about putting a pay-on-foot machine in an exit lane so people can pay from their cars...

I Don't Get It!!!



Editor, Parking Today:
I don't get it!!! I am throwing down the glove and challenging what seems to be an acceptable and growing application in our industry of employing "automated pay-at-exit" (APE) machines...

Intertraffic Hosts 23,890 - Largest Trade Fair on Earth



Intertraffic Amsterdam 2006, the biannual exhibition for infrastructure, traffic management, safety and parking attracted 23,890 visitors from no fewer than 110 countries...

IPI Show in Las Vegas



The International Parking Institute holds its annual convention and trade exposition, Growth 2006, May 15-18 in Las Vegas...

Meter Snaps Violators 'In the Act'



Photo Violation Technologies (PVT), the Vancouver, Canada-based company that has developed a new type of parking meter, has been testing and demonstrating its new product at on-street sites and trade shows across the country...

Notes from Big Ben...

By Peter Guest

Our glorious leader, JVH, asked for my perspective on a story that he featured recently where a city council decided to stop charging people for parking 'round a polling station during an election...

Parking Tickets: A Great Way to Ruin a Vacation



Breckenridge, Colo...

Regarding Mr. Valet

By John Van Horn

How do you write a story about a parking legend? Do you talk about his background as a Navy submariner during WWII, or his loyalty to one customer, or his longevity? Or the personal relationships he has developed over more than six decades in the parking industry? PT mostly listened...

TagMaster, Utsch Integrate Technologies for '3rd License Plate'



TagMaster, world-wide manufacturer and marketer of RFID-based identification systems, and Utsch AG, development pioneer and international market leader for vehicle license plate technology, have signed an OEM-agreement...

The Greatest Value of the IPI Exposition

By Robert Milner, CAPP

Like most folks, when I first entered the parking industry, other than navigating my vehicle to fit between the two designated yellow lines, I knew very little about parking...




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