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Articles from September, 2009.

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A Different Look at Parking on College Campuses

By Matt Feagins

Building garages on college campuses seems to be where the parking facility construction money is going these days...

Big Money for a Little Parking

By Melissa Bean Sterzick

Having lived a fairly commonplace, average-Josephine kind of life, I am easily shocked...

Critical Mass Isn’t Nuclear With This University Program

By John Van Horn

If you don’t have a “critical mass,” you will fail...

Hacking Into Parking Meters



Anytime a card is used as a credential for transferring money, or as an electronic purse, or as a debit/credit card, you are running a big risk that the person with the card in their hand can manipulate the card and add/delete money to the card without your knowledge...

If You Don’t Strike Oil, You Haven’t Cleaned Your Garage

By Jim Gamble

"If a guest spends $300 or $400 a night for a room, then parking is expected to be outstanding,” said Tim Leonoudakis, President of San Francisco-based City Park...

Management Agreements: Good for Both Sides, or Not!



Ah, the famous management agreement...

Parking Enforcement 101

By Bart Neu

Ask any parking operator about the key to operational control and they will tell you it is proper parking enforcement...

Parking Operator Goes Down – May Do Hard Time



parking operator in Los Angeles has been convicted on nearly 300 criminal counts of tax evasion (not paying taxes on his parking operation’s income) and could get up to 150 years in prison if the judge is so inclined...

Sewickley, LaLa Land and Landlords

By John Van Horn

Last year, the town of Sewickley, PA, collected $92,000 during a two month or so period in May/June...

Summertime Means Europe Closes Down

By Peter Guest

It’s that time of year again, what journalists call the silly season, when people take off on vacation and “real” news stops...

Support, Staffing, Relationships Focus for This Parking Manager



Editor’s note: Cindy Campbell has been getting a lot of ink lately and rightly so...

T. Boone Pickens to Keynote NPA 2009 ‘Parking Show of Shows’



America’s energy future – a hot-button topic during last year’s presidential election and one still fiercely debated at present – will take front and center stage during the 58th annual National Parking Association (NPA) Convention and Exposition, known as “The Parking Show of Shows...

Texas A&M Officials Conquer Campus Politics With Parking Surveys

By Melissa Bean Sterzick

Officials in the Texas A&M University Transportation Services Department took the bull by the horns when they were faced with justifying a rate increase for parking services: They conducted their own survey of rates and services at other universities...




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