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Adopt-A-Watt Program Funds ‘Green’ Initiatives for Public Agencies

By Melissa Bean Sterzick

Universities and municipalities looking to upgrade their garage lighting systems now have an additional source of capital for such projects...

ALPR – It Takes More Than a $350 Camera



Editor, Parking Today:
I saw your piece in the March 2013 issue of Parking Today – “Technology, Friend or Foe?” – and thought you made a couple of very good points...

Another Side of Parking

By Robert Milner

With more than 20 years of experience in the parking industry, I have seen firsthand how it has gotten involved in newly related issues...

Are Engineers Oblivious to Safety?



Editor, Parking Today:
I saw your piece in the March 2013 issue of Parking Today – “Technology, Friend or Foe?” – and thought you made a couple of very good points...

Built Into a Steep Idaho Hillside, Parking Deck Mimics Office Look

By Roy Diez

The Regence Blue Shield of Idaho precast concrete parking structure, built into a steep hillside in Lewiston, ID, could easily be mistaken for a corporate office building...

DC Complex Installs New Lighting In Garage to Reduce Crime Threat

By Kyle Leighton

Parking garages are the third most frequent place for crime in the U...

Dealing With a Hostile Media, And the End of Private Vehicles

John Van Horn

My buddy Dennis Burns, over at the IPI’s Parking Matters/The Blog, recently talked about how to change the topic when the media come after you about parking issues...

Don’t Beat the Feet!

By Kathy Phillips

The feet are the workhorses of the body...

Episode Six – Parking Goes to the Movies

John Van Horn

Private Detective Paul Manning is investigating the death of Laura Jefferson, former wife of film director Dickey Jefferson and fiancée of mob-connected Mario Palucci...

Fake parking tickets: illegal, and hilarious

Melissa Bean Sterzick

There’s a line in a song I’ve heard a lot recently...

FastPark and PreFlight Trade Facilities in Houston



FastPark and PreFlight Trade Facilities in Houston
Cincinnati-based FastPark Airport Parking has entered into an agreement with PreFlight Airport Parking of Chicago for two offsite parking facilities in Texas and North Carolina...

Hospital Integrates Intercoms Into All of Its Security Systems

By Alek Kireyenka

Integration of security systems can be a tricky thing...

It’s Spring! There are Exhibitions And there are Hammer Drills



Ah, it’s spring – the birds are singing, flowers are blooming and parking trade events are in the air...

Just How Important Is Parking Management?

By Mark Rimmer

I usually like to start my day with a cup of coffee and the newspaper, after which I will sit down at the computer and spend the next 45 minutes to an hour browsing the Internet looking for stories from the past day related to parking...

Laz Parking Opens National ‘Customer Care’ Center



Laz Parking has announced the opening of a national customer care center geared exclusively to providing 24/7 assistance to parkers across the country...

NPA Names Monahan PCC Fellow:



Don Monahan, P...

Our favorite Brit becomes Mr. Grumpy

Peter Guest

Fewer and fewer people seem to understand that the words “change” and “improvement” have different meanings these days...

Parking Operations Design - A Lesson

By Kevin Warwood

I had an interesting conversation with a General Manager of a major parking equipment provider the other day...

Parking Revenues and Politics



Editor, Parking Today:
Good insight about parking revenues (“A Business, A Political Football, A Bridge ...

PT News



Neil Edwards, President of PangoUSA, has announced that its Israel-based parent company’s pay-by-phone street parking system is now available to U...

Regional Parking Organizations Fill Void, And Meet Needs of Local Parking Pros

By Dawn Newman

“State and regional parking associations create and foster a network of collaboration and information-sharing among professionals who operate in the same state or region, and often face very similar challenges,” said Rachel Yoka, President of the Pennsylvania Parking Association (PPA)...

The New ‘Parking Ecosystem’

By Kyle Dunst

The world of parking is changing...




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