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Articles from August, 2014.

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Brighter Garage Means Brighter Revenue

By Jeff Pinyot

This will blow your mind! What if I told you that relighting your parking garage, even if it wasn’t justified by energy and maintenance savings, would still pay for itself? I mean, even if you were to foot the entire bill without any incentives, you would still be justified in a lighting retrofit? How so?
Everyone knows by now that many factors justify lighting retrofits...

Companies Partner to Bring Parking System to Philadelphia Sports Complex

By Mary Ann Sircely

Imagine the vision required to transform an enormous paper- and cash-based parking system into a comprehensive digital network featuring the latest technology for real-time management...

Episode Seven – Chapter 1 Parking Goes to the Movies

JVH

Parking structures can be dangerous
When PI Paul Manning took the call two months ago, transferred to him by his wife and business partner, Shirley Manning, he had no idea that something as simple as answering the office phone would become a life-altering experience...

Heartland Payment Systems® Signs New Deal With Parking Industry Leader SP+



Heartland Payment Systems continues its growth in the parking payment industry by signing a new seven-year deal with SP+, an industry leader in the parking management, ground transportation, and ancillary services space...

Impark Acquires San Francisco’s Pacific Park Management



Imperial Parking Corporation (Impark) announced it has completed the acquisition of assets of Pacific Parking Management, a parking management company based in San Francisco, California...

It’s Official – The Lunatics Have Taken Over the Asylum!

By Peter Guest

Back last summer, our UK Parliament looked at how municipal parking worked here...

Letters to Editor



I just wanted to express my thanks for the June 2014 Women In Parking (WIP) special issue of your magazine...

Making Waves in Higher Ed

By Chris Jurek, Joe Sciulli, and Barbara Chance

The Society for Campus and University Planning (SCUP) met in Pittsburgh in July for its annual international conference...

Melbourne, Phoenix and Dubai; Trade Shows; and Our ‘New Baby’

JVH

I heard from a friend in Melbourne, Australia, that the city is installing a system of pay-by-cellphone...

Park News



Serco Inc...

Pulling an Emergency Infrastructure Out of Obscurity at Ohio’s Xavier U.

By Alek Kireyenka

College students have a lot on their minds...

Summer parking in the city, beach... and forest

Melissa Bean Sterzick

It’s summertime, and the living is easy, but the parking is hard...

TAMU Football is Big! Its Parking App is Bigger

By Debbie Hoffmann and June Hood

Texas A&M University has long had home football game traditions worth writing about, as Sports Illustrated* noted a few years ago...

This is Different: A Parking Auction at Chapman University

John Van Horn

Chief Randy Burba at Orange County (CA)’s Chapman University knew that like most college campuses, the ratings students gave the parking program couldn’t get much lower...

Traffex Returns in 2015 to NEC, Birmingham, UK



Traffex 2015, the 28th international traffic engineering, road safety, parking and highway maintenance exhibition, one of the largest of its kind in the world, will take place in Hall 5 at the NEC Birmingham from 21 - 23 April 2015...

Why Do People Buy Stuff?

John Van Horn

We have been led to believe that “Madison Avenue” creates markets and forces or entices consumers to buy stuff...

‘MonkeyParking’ or Monkey Business?

By Leonard T Bier

Editor’s note: “MonkeyParking” is a mobile app that allows users to “hold” on-street spaces for a fee and await others in the area who need a spot to park...

‘Self-Performing’ Contractors and the Loch Ness Monster

By John Loheit

The bid is complete, the scope refined...




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