Monthly Archives: November 2010

Is Free Parking Working in the Businesses Favor?

That was the headline of a story that ran on a Eugene, Or, TV station. The deal is that they took out the meters in their downtown area. Read about it here. The money quote is this one: “I’d like … Continue reading

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Pictures from Aussie Show

Scheidt and Bachmann’s Thomas Dribben describes his company’s products in the TMA booth. Don Shoup listens as Andrew Perrier of Metereye shows a real time depiction of a parking operation in New Zealand. The gang in the Sabar Technologies booth, … Continue reading

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Australians carry on…

First of all, Australia never had a recession – the place is booming, people are upbeat and happy. There is construction going on all over. This is what happens when a country can keep its financial house in order. We … Continue reading

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The Sandra Theory

Sandra Smith told me about one of her theories. That is, we shouldn’t just continue to do things to try to correct a problem with fines and the like, we should get to the root cause of the problem and … Continue reading

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The Time Machine…

I realize that the blogging dates may be screwed up – Its Monday Morning here in Sydney, and about Noon Sunday back in LA. Coming over I literally lost a day (Friday the 5th is gone forever) but coming back … Continue reading

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Dinner with Friends

I had drinks and dinner last night with Sandra Smith from the city of Whistler, Craig Bagdon of Park Trac and his charming daughter, and Russell Waite of Pay tech Solutions and his business manager, Joy Addison. Russell is representing … Continue reading

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Aussies Know how to Party…

The first day of the PAA went well – It was an exhibit opening with a reception and waiters moved through the crowd with wine, beer, and delicious hors d’oeuvres. The exhibits were shining. Some of the same companies we … Continue reading

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Be sure to know your audience.

I got a couple of reports from the Middle East Parking Symposium and it was thought that generally the IPI presenters (they did a day of presentations at the event in Abu Dhabi) did the best job of the lot. … Continue reading

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Parking Association of Australia

The group has done a really good job bringing in folks from around the world. They have speakers from Canada, the US, China, Sweden, New Zealand, and of course Australia. Don Shoup is headlining the event. It looks to be … Continue reading

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Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint

I just love North by Northwest. I was able to see it again as I flew to Sydney last night. Delta has a direct flight from LA and tries to east the 14 hours of pain with a really great … Continue reading

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