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Episode Six Ė Parking Goes to the Movies

John Van Horn

PI Paul Manning’s almost client, Laura Jefferson, was dead; his actual client, her father William James, had asked him to kill a man (then recanted); and all that was within 24 hours...

EVs Take Another Hit!

John Van Horn

There’s another article out about electric vehicles (EVs) and batteries...

Feed me, Iím yours

Melissa Bean Sterzick

I might have mentioned before that I used to be a newspaper reporter...

Itís not always a grand slam!



As I write this, it’s that time of the year in professional baseball where division, league and world championships are dreamed of...

Major Booting Change, More Haste, Less Speed

Peter Guest

Twenty-four hours to go and nothing – my brain’s a complete blank...

New Company Update: PassportParking



PassportParking began to reach out to the parking community in March, and now want to provide an update as PT follows the company from startup to launch to initial implementations...

New System Puts High Speeds on Ice



Figure skating, ice hockey, broomball, curling – if it can be done on ice, it’s happening at Skatetown, a privately owned, full-service facility outside Sacramento, CA...

New Transportation Center Garage Earns Honors:



International Parking Design (IPD), as architect-of-record for the recently completed Fullerton (CA) Transportation Center Parking Structure, notes that the firm has already received multiple awards from the American Planning Association, Southern California Association of Governments and Urban Land Institute...

NPA Hosts Over 800 at Florida Conference



The National Parking Association Annual Conference held this past month in Hollywood, FL saw nearly 800 people networking, attending seminars, and viewing parking products from 125 companies...

Parkeon and POM Join Together To Provide Mixed Metering Solution



Parkeon, Inc...

Parking Industry Myopia?

Rachel Yoka

Wikipedia defines myopia, commonly known as nearsightedness or shortsightedness, “as a condition of the eye where the light that comes in does not directly focus on the retina but in front of it...

Parking on Five Continents Is Different but Surprisingly Similar

Dennis Cunning

Consultant Dennis Cunning wrote this article for Parking Brasil, the magazine of the Brazilian Parking Association (Abrapark)...

Parks or Parking Spaces?

John Van Horn

We celebrated PARK(ing) Day in late September...

PT Blog

John Van Horn

If you go to the online edition of September 2012 Parking Today, you will find all the “hot links” below, and even more current comments by PT Editor JVH...

PT News



Amir Sedadi, formerly with the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation has joined IPS Group as Vice President, Intelligent Transportation Systems...

Sometimes The Best Ideas Come From the One on the Couch

Joe Sciulli

Consultant Joe Sciulli takes his parking problems to his shrink...

Standard Closes Merger With Central: Makes Management Changes



Standard Parking Corp...

The Challenge of Planning, Then Leading Change



Most firms that have successfully managed a significant change in their business strategy and business model will agree that leading change was every bit as hard and demanding as was planning change...

The Need for a Comprehensive Parking Management Program

Richard A. Gardiner

The article I wrote, “The False Promise of High-Tech Metered Parking,” published in the September 2012 issue of Parking Today magazine, posed a question: How can a strategic comprehensive parking plan for cities, hospitals, colleges and universities be created at the lowest possible cost to parkers that would result in making all public parking economically self-sustaining?
As discussed in that article, metered street parking spaces
are engineered for short-term hourly parkers, namely shoppers, business visitors, restaurant diners, entertainment goers, patients, students, etc...

The Truth, the Whole Truth And Nothing But the Truth

Chuck Cullen

The jury forewoman rose to her feet and proclaimed: “We, the jury, in the matter of Smith vs...

Three Comments About Consultants That Tick Me Off!

Clyde Wilson

Over 17 years as an parking operator and now 16 years as an industry consultant, I have commonly heard things such as: “I can’t afford a consultant...

When it comes to parking, ďDonít over-expectĒ

David R. Fairbaugh

In an episode of the old “Andy Griffith Show,” when trying to politely describe the very plain-looking blind date he has set up for his friend Gomer, Andy says, “Gomer, don’t over-expect...




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