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Chicago O’Hare Airport Selects Scheidt & Bachmann for PARCS



Scheidt & Bachmann has been awarded the contract to update the parking access and revenue control system (PARCS) at one of the world’s busiest airports, Chicago O’Hare International Airport...

Electronic Locks Emerge As Go-To Solution for Parking

By Brad Smith

Security has long been a high priority in parking system management...

Episode Six – Chapter 11 Parking Goes to the Movies

John Van Horn

The cavalry arrives,
but are they in time?
Private Investigator Paul Manning had no idea that a meeting at the Brown Derby in Hollywood would result in murder, mayhem, voodoo, movie stars and the mob...

First-Time Parking Violators at USC Have Unique Way to Appeal Tickets

By David Donovan

Editor’s note: PT received this email from David Donovan, Associate Director of Operations, Department of Transportation, at the University of Southern California...

Football has... PT Goes to a Soccer Game in Brazil



Shawn Brown, Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, Town of North Hempstead, NY, took Parking Today along on his trek to Rio De Janerio and its world famous Maracana Soccer Stadium...

Garage Shows Creative Energy at Work



A parking garage, in Austin, TX, elevates a potentially mundane building type into a structure whose formal expression is both “functional and aspirational,” the Danze Blood Architects website says...

Good Cheer

Melissa Bean Sterzick


I’m rarely crankier, ruder or more impatient than I am when I’m driving and parking...

High-Speed Doors Allow No Time For Unauthorized Garage Access

By Kurt Angermeier

When the University of Southern California (USC) Trojan basketball team battles it out at the Galen Center in LA, upwards of 10,000 fans pack the arena to cheer them on...

Holidays, Driving, and ‘A Positive Light’

John Van Horn

As I write this during the first week in November, I realize that it will be read the week or so before Christmas...

If Parking Garages Could Talk

By Monica Tanksley

For a number of years, parking garages have been depicted on TV and in films as the backdrop for heinous crimes...

Just Who Is in Charge of Parking?



Just who runs the parking operation, the fellows in the garage or those in the information technology (IT) department?
I had dinner the other day with a friend, a longtime parking consultant, and he told me that, among other things, over the past few weeks his LinkedIn page had been viewed by about 30 people, and a third of them, the largest single group, were IT professionals...

Letter to Editor



I read with interest the article “How Appraisers Value Parking Facilities,” by William “Ted” Anglyn, in the October 2013 issue of PT...

Managing a City’s Parking – Like Herding Cows on a Farm?

By Kevin Warwood

Maybe a car parked in the middle of an open grassy field ...

Parking Meter as Art:



Houston Mayor Annise Parker introduced, in late October, the six newest pieces of the city’s art collection in the heart of the Warehouse District: parking meter sculptures designed by local artists, in partnership with Houston Arts Alliance...

Parliament speaks – But will anyone listen?

By Peter Guest

The UK Parliament has a system on scrutinizing public life called Select Committees, and one of these, the House of Commons Transport Committee, recently carried out an investigation into parking...

PIE 2014



Editor’s note: PIE 2014, sponsored and produced by Parking Today, will be March 16-19 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, IL...

PT News



Amano McGann Inc...

SWARCO teams up with Tinynode



A key player in traffic management and road safety, SWARCO installed a reference deployment of Tinynode’s system at their headquarters in Wattens (Austria)...

T2 Names Sparks as CEO; Mike Simmons moves to Board Chairman



T2 Systems has named David Sparks as CEO...

Technology Gives Airports Edge Against Competitors

By Michele Krakowski and Steven Grant

New technologies have gained traction in the U...

To be ‘GREEN’, or not to BE – That is the Question

By Dean Bravos

Given the variety of sustainable options available to parking facility owners and operators, there is considerable vagueness about the advantages of “going green...

What’s That in the Air?

By Kathy Phillips

It’s Friday night in a busy downtown parking garage...

WonderVoice Selects ParkMe to Power its Parking Information



WonderVoice, a mobile solution designed to enable voice-activated access to app information while on the go, has unveiled a touchless virtual parking assistant within its app that is powered by ParkMe, the leading provider of real-time parking information...




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