Monthly Archives: November 2010

Lamborghini Stolen From Wal Mart Parking Lot

Ok – nothing to see here, move along – except the headline. Why, might one ask, was a Lamborghini in a Wal Mart Parking Lot. I have seen Rolls at Costco, but Lamborghini at Wal Mart, please. Seems it was … Continue reading

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I didn’t realize this was under construction…Wow!!!

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – T.Y. Lin International (TYLI), a globally recognized full-service infrastructure consulting firm, announces that the Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge (also known as the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge) is complete and officially opened to traffic. TYLI engineers … Continue reading

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Confronting the issue of parking-lot ‘dings’

This Question always raises controversy. What do you do when you see someone “ding” your car with a shopping cart of their car door? Accost them, return in kind, escalate the situation with a baseball bat? I have a slightly … Continue reading

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Is Joliet driving away revenue from its downtown?

Here’s the deal – the City of Joliet raised its parking rates, ostensibly to help its budget. Well the hike, from 25 cents an hour to $1 an hour raised about half was it was assumed it would. The parking … Continue reading

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Denver Replaces P and D with Single Space Meters

I had a number of discussions last week at the California Public Parking Association about the “best” type of parking device for collecting on street revenue. Of course, the answer depended on the booth I was in. P and D … Continue reading

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Hartford Sweetens the Deal on Parking Lease

The City of Hartford is “going out.” They are preparing to elicit bids for a 50 year lease on their parking system. OK – you all know how I feel about these deals in general so I will skip over … Continue reading

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The Politicians Know Better than the Merchants

In Redondo Beach, CA, the city council has voted to provide free parking around Christmas. The Merchants don’t like the idea and have said so. They have good reasons: The city of Redondo Beach is continuing its annual practice of … Continue reading

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It’s the Silly Season

You can tell when the holidays are just around the corner. There’s a chill in the air, decorations are in the stores, and politicians are lobbying for “free” parking. The headline says it all. “Politicians Urge Mayor Bloomberg to Turn … Continue reading

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Voices in the Wilderness

A tad of reason. The city of Oak Park, a Chicago suburb, has voted to give free parking to electric vehicles. Here is what the City Manager said: “This suggestion is, yes, mostly symbolic,” Village Manager Tom Barwin said. “It … Continue reading

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Albany Handles Food Trucks Like This:

From Michael Klein in Albany, NY: When I arrived here the food trucks had taken over the meters near the capital, they only fed quarters when they saw an enforcement officer walking their block face, and the meters performed at … Continue reading

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