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An Entirely Different Parking Today; Burgers & Dogs; Yes, We Have a Website

JVH

A famous radio host calls letting his audience set the topics for his show “an extreme career risk...

Beecham Research Looks at Future Impact of Next- Generation ‘Smart-Parking’ Systems



“Smart-parking” systems could relieve traffic congestion, reduce driver frustration, improve health and give a vital boost to the future of our cities, said IT and telecoms analyst Therese Cory, Principal Author of a report published in late March by Cambridge, UK-based Beecham Research...

Brit Hits Spain, U.S.A., Netherlands, Scotland and ‘McDonalds’

By Peter Guest

It’s been a busy few weeks...

Chance Management Advisors, Inc. Celebrates its 30th Anniversary



In April, Chance Management Advisors (CMA) celebrated 30 years of providing consulting services in the broadly defined industry of parking and transportation...

Chicago Program Introduces Cell Phone Option for Metered Parking



ParkChicago, a new app that gives drivers in Chicago the option to pay for metered street parking with a mobile phone, has launched a pilot program beginning today in a limited area in the West Loop...

Finding Street Parking for Motorcycles Just Got Easier With Launch of CurbNinja



Motorcyclists and scooter enthusiasts need not fear the dreaded search for street parking in urban centers anymore...

Four Tips to Building a Championship Team

By Alasdair Plambeck

Think of your company as your favorite sports franchise...

It’s a wrap!



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...

It’s the Oscars, The Brits, No, it’s the British Parking Awards

By Peter Guest

The British parking Industry celebrated the event of the season when more than 400 people gathered March 7 in London for the 2014 British Parking Awards ceremony...

June 14, 1930 – March 22, 2014 Founder of Southland Printing, John Anthony Manno Sr.



Editor’s note: The following obituary was provided by Southland Printing Co...

Lanier Closes on Equity Investment, Names Industry Veteran Skillett CEO



Lanier Parking Solutions, a leading national parking and transportation management company, has closed on an equity investment from Antarctica Capital that will enable the Atlanta-headquartered company to “accelerate its acquisition growth plans and expand its services in a broader geographic area...

LEDs Take Off at Airports

By Rich Stam

Our nation’s nearly 3,000 airports in the Federal Aviation Administration system are some of the largest and most visible public users of energy...

Letters to Editor



Doesn’t like March cover story:
‘An $81K Per Space Legacy’
Editor, Parking Today:
After serving as a “parking consultant” for over 40 years, I cannot think of any reason why a municipal parking facility, costing $64,000-$81,000 per stall, would ever deserve to be a cover photo on a “parking” magazine...

Lot Full – Not Really



Editor’s note: This is a reprise of a column written by our favorite pup in 2008...

My First Trip to Intertraffic Amsterdam

By Julie Dixon

In March, I had the great opportunity to travel to Amsterdam to attend Intertraffic 2014...

Nedap AVI Now Nedap Identification Systems



Nedap AVI has changed its name to “Nedap Identification Systems...

PayByPhone Acquires Adaptis, Wins Big Paris Parking Contract



Canada-based PayByPhone, part of the UK’s PayPoint PLC and formerly known as Verrus, has announced recent developments, including the acquisition of Adaptis Solutions and winning a contract with Vinci Park in Paris, France...

PT News



The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named MaxLite a 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year...

QuickPay Buys ANAi Global Changes Name to “LocoMobi, Inc”



QuickPay Corp...

Remote Wayfinding Know Where You’re Going, Before You Get There

By John Couvrette

Parking can be an arduous task, especially in high-traffic, high-demand areas...

Seven Principles of Effective Municipal Parking Management for the 21st Century

By Bern Grush

Since 1935, municipal parking management has been generally organized around a legacy of time-rationing policy, equipment and enforcement methods...

The Rise of Mobile Apps

By Tim Brennan

It is now official: mobile apps have become the primary means by which we access technology...

The War on Parking!

Melissa Bean Sterzick

I’ll admit right away that that headline is sensationalistic, but hyperbole is a common enough strategy for attracting readers, so I don’t feel too bad about using it...

‘How was the show?’ PT Editor Sizes Up PIE and Intertraffic

By John Van Horn

As I write this, I just got back from the Intertraffic event in Amsterdam and PT’s Parking Industry Exhibition (PIE) show in Chicago...




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