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A Blonde, a Kidnapping, ‘Spooks’ and Only One Shot Fired ...

By SM

I’m Shirley Manning, partner in the private investigations firm Manning and Manning...

Board Chairman Mike Simmons Returns to T2 as CEO



The Board of Directors of T2 Systems and Digital Payment Technologies has announced that its Chairman, Mike Simmons, will take on the additional role of Chief Executive Officer, replacing Dave Sparks, who was named CEO in October 2013 and is no longer with the company...

Craft Your Message for Quicker Decisions

By Kirsten Dolan

Whether you are trying to add a new client or get approval on a project, the length of the messages you craft can hasten or lengthen the decision process...

Egad! Another magazine about parking? Are you crazy? Probably, but consider this ...



We in the parking industry are being overrun by devices filled with silicon chips and electrons travelling at the speed of light...

Embracing and Adopting Parking Technology Best Practices

By Karen Pradhan

I’m one of those people who think change can be hard...

For Girls Only... or, How Much I Love Shoes



The moment I heard about an “all-female” issue of Parking Today, the soapbox I stand on when I share my feminist views started to rumble...

From Paid Parking to Fine Arts, Branding City’s Public Parking

By Kathryn Hebert

What comes to mind for many people when they hear the words “paid parking” is a four-letter word...

How to Avoid Fumbling Football in ‘Red Zone of Retirement’



OK, the start of football season may be months away, but the game’s on the minds of many after the NFL draft...

Inaugural WIP Conference: A Pivotal Moment for Women in Parking

By Tiffany Yu

For an organization assembled less than four years ago, the progress of Women In Parking (WIP) has been an uphill climb...

Indianapolis to Help Modernize Parking Operations



For the third consecutive year, the city of Indianapolis has seen an increase in revenue as a result of selecting ParkIndy, a public-private partnership between the city and Xerox, to modernize its “outdated” coin-operated parking meters...

Intelligent Technologies Help Put ‘Service’ Back Into Parking Services



As Ashley Bijster prepares to become the next President of the British Parking Association (BPA), she is relishing the prospect of playing a central and influential role at such an important time for the industry...

Is Workforce ‘Time Accounting’ Really Important?

By Sherry Evens

What is the big deal about “time accounting,” aka “time and attendance” or “timekeeping”? Isn’t that a thing of the past – a “pre-digital age” business practice? After all, with today’s “geo-stamping,” virtual offices and global workforce, why worry about such triviality?
Let’s look at what a seemingly innocent five minutes a day equates to, in either the eyes of the employer or the eyes of the employee...

Laz Parking's Drive For Gender Diversity

By Colleen M. Niese

“Women In Parking!” Given that I’ve been chairing the WIP organization since late 2011, it’s become fairly common for me to discuss gender diversity within the workplace when attending any given parking network event...

Making Parking Sexy

By Lisa Bahr

Nike had Tiger Woods...

Managing Parking in a Student’s World

By Michelle Porter

Parking is the first thing you do when you arrive on campus, but it’s the last thing people actually think about...

Our mission, if you should choose to accept it…

By Colleen Niese

Once again, I’ve been presented an opportunity by Parking Today Editor John Van Horn that is equal parts harrowing and advantageous...

Parking Equipment Technology: Is It the Magic Pill?

By Vicki Pero

When my career began in the parking industry, I had the good fortune to work with a seasoned industry veteran whose own career had started in the 1950s...

Parking ‘Newbs’:

By Kelsey Owens and Alexandra Wells

Before starting our careers in the industry, we thought we knew everything about parking...

PT News



The Austrian traffic technology group Swarco AG has acquired the British APT Group, creating one of the largest traffic and parking management systems businesses in Europe...

Top 10 Issues Affecting Cost of Building a Parking Space

By Michelle Wendler

Spending money on constructing parking is one of the biggest decisions that an owner can face...

Who Wrote This Contract?



The issue addressed last month in this PT the Auditor column was tracking all the types of transactions in parking made possible by technology...




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