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Articles from October, 2012.

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A Conversation with Incoming NPA Board Chair Jeff Wolfe



Parking Today interviewed Jeff Wolfe, Incoming Chairman of the NPA, on the importance of best practices, “thought leadership” and technology...

Automated Valet unveils new geolocation-based queuing system



Q’d Up is a geolocation-based task management queuing system for bell desk and valet operations...

BMW Sets Launch of ParkNow Mobile Parking Service



BMW Group Management Board Member Ian Robertson, at a press conference Aug...

Bring Back the Drive-Ins

Melissa Bean Sterzick

I recently read an article about “minimum parking requirements” and what a challenge they can be for downtown areas, new buildings and new businesses...

Coin-Style Meters ‘Get Smart’ With Streetline Sensing Technology



Customers at two busy transit stations in the Washington, DC, area will soon be able to stop searching for quarters under the floor mats of their cars to pay for parking...

Episode Six – Parking Goes to the Movies

John Van Horn

Private Investigator Paul Manning hadn’t even taken the case, proposed by his friend Larry Jorday, when his prospective client, Linda Jackson, was murdered just a few hours after he had met her...

Federal Signal completes sale of Technologies Group to 3M



Federal Signal Corp...

Fundamentals – Back to the Basics

Tom Wunk

In May 2012, Tom Wunk decided to resign from Scheidt & Bachmann to pursue other interests...

God of the Parking Spot

Jeff Pinyot

Gabby Douglas, winner of the woman’s all-around gymnastics at the 2012 London Summer Olympics, upon receiving her gold medal gave all the glory to God...

Grad Students Launch ‘Park Genius’

Thomas Maguire, Ross Shanken and Austin Weiss

Three students in the University of Arizona (UA) McGuire Entrepreneurship Scholars Program used the 2012 Parking Industry Exhibition as a research laboratory and came away with an idea for their school project...

Hotel Parking: A Neglected Profit Center

Joshua Miller

Hotel owners and managers spend tremendous time and energy looking for strategic ways to make the most of their hotel asset...

It’s a computer – how can it make a mistake in fee computing?



I asked my buddy Larry Donoghue to step in this month and give us a sample of his work...

James Hunnicutt IPI Founder



IPI founder James M...

New parking system a big hit with beachgoers of southwest Michigan



Before this summer season, the beach communities of South Haven and New Buffalo, MI, saw the need to expand on how beachgoers paid for parking and implemented changes...

Olympic Feat: How First ‘Public Transport’ Games Couldn’t Do Without Parking By Glenn Kurtz



The success of the 2012 London Summer Olympics was due in large part to thorough planning years in advance...

Our Industry Has A Bad Name

Peter Guest

It doesn’t snow much in England’s green and pleasant land but in 2010 we had a doozie with half the country in lock down, all because it snowed...

Park 1 Excels in South Florida, New Orleans



Bijan Eghtedari-Chief Executive Officer of Park 1, spoke to Parking Today about his company and the parking environment in the Southeast, most particularly South Florida...

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Dur-A-Flex Inc...

Rebranded Agency Upgrading City’s Parking Facilities:



The New Haven (CT) Parking Authority (NHPA), which maintains and manages more than 8,000 public parking spots across 6 garages and 19 surface facilities in New Haven, is undergoing a nearly $6...

Serco awarded $43 million contract supporting San Francisco’s MTA



Serco Inc...

SMC Software Brings Online Parking Reservations to Multi-Facility Urban Garages



SMC Software announced today that New Orleans is the first major U...

Super Park – Success in the ‘Cloud’

John Van Horn

“Sometimes when you turn over a rock,” said Super Park Owner John Hammerschlag, “you find more rocks, worms, snakes, bugs, etc...

The Parking Spot Takes Branding to a New Level

John Van Horn

“Branding makes a huge difference – after 14 years, our ‘spotted’ vans immediately tell people who we are...

Warnings, Boneheads, and ‘When Will They Ever Learn …’

John Van Horn

A few years back, I started a major discussion over issuing warnings vs...

‘Dan’ Medlin General Manager at Winpark



Daniel L...

‘San Francisco Is Back’ –

John Van Horn

“San Francisco is back!” With that comment, City Park CEO Tim Leonoudakis launched into a glowing report on the California city’s economic prowess, and how it affected companies like his...

‘Who Killed the Electric Car?’

By Isaiah Mouw and Ben Bronsink

Parking in Pop Culture is a series of articles dedicated to significant parking references found in pop culture...




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