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A Quick Review – Parking Headlines from 2012



Drivers May Get
Cash Back for
Parking Tickets
NBCnews...

A Year of Parking Products and Services



The parking industry has seen new products, services, and companies over the past year...

Can the Parking Industry Ease Regulations and Bring Civility?

Amalendu Chatterjee

Many changes are happening in the parking industry – more proactive, driver-friendlier, cost effective and efficient...

CreditCall Names Witts President of U.S. Payment Services



UK-based CreditCall has expanded its U...

Episode Six – Parking Goes to the Movies

John Van Horn

Chapter 4 –
But Where is the “Voodoo Princess?”
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...

Excuses, Shopping, a Win and a ‘House’

Peter Guest

For a whole week, I have been cut off from the world of electronic communications; it has been wonderful...

Is the Parking Industry Growing Up?

John Van Horn

I was talking with thirtysomething Chad Reed, new Parking Business Manager of 3M/Federal APD,  and I began to wonder about our industry and its maturity...

MBTA Red Line Gets Green Light for Sustainable Garage Rehabilitation

Edward V. DiSalvio

Rising fuel costs,a expanding growth in urban areas, and an ever-growing interest in sustainability have made public transit a very popular transportation choice...

Mobile Food Vendors, Cities Seek Middle Ground



Parking is a competitive business, and it’s playing a major part in the outcome of another competitive business – the food truck industry...

NPA Chairman Jeff Wolfe to Lead Seminar at PIE 2013



The National Parking Association (NPA) has selected its Chairman, Jeff Wolfe, to speak at the Parking Industry Exhibition (PIE) March 10-13 in Chicago...

PT News



Hectronic USA Corp...

QIC GI and Ohio State University: Best Practices in Privatization

David Teed

Institutions of higher learning today are caught between a rock and a hard place...

Reader Agrees; Carrot Better Than Stick




Editor, Parking Today:
It is with interest that I read JVH’s “Point of View” in the October issue of Parking Today...

River East, Chicago – the Numbers Are In …

Jeff Pinyot

I think it’s safe to say that a good thing is worth waiting for...

Sandy, And I Don’t Mean Annie’s Dog



I was wandering around with the boss in some of the garages in Manhattan last month after the attack of Hurricane Sandy, and we noticed a number of entry and exit lanes literally under water...

Sometimes Problems Can Be Solved Over the Phone A psychologist’s office just east of LAX’s runway



Dr...

Stadium Garage Provides More Than Parking at the University of Houston



he University of Houston (UH) held a grand opening in mid-September for its newest parking garage...

T2 Systems and ParkMe Partner to Bring Real-Time Data Online



T2 Systems and ParkMe have completed the integration to display real-time parking availability in smartphones and other ParkMe-enabled digital devices for any parking facility managed with T2 Flex...

T2 Systems and ParkMe Partner to Bring Real-Time Data Online



T2 Systems and ParkMe have completed the integration to display real-time parking availability in smartphones and other ParkMe-enabled digital devices for any parking facility managed with T2 Flex...

Technology Plays Pivotal Role in Easing Austin Parking Challenges



Austin, TX, is one of the fastest-growing US cities, Forbes magazine reported earlier this year...

The Disabled, an Endeavour, Parking in Your Front Yard

John Van Horn

“Disabled placard abuse is both despicable and ubiquitous...

This Company Controls Revenue, Collects Data, Runs Without Hardware, and Does It Quick

John Van Horn

“We switch from anonymity to ‘rich knowledge’ and two-way communications...

Washington State Brings Mobile Event Control to their Football Parking System



With a campus population of over 30,000 and the usual stresses of parking, particularly for events, Washington State University was looking for ways to streamline their issuance of permits for sports and other on campus events...




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