Monthly Archives: February 2011

Well Duh…..

The town of Harve de Grace, Maryland, has a problem. They thought they didn’t have enough parking. So they hired a consultant and guess what. They have plenty of parking. Read all about it here. Before you read any further, … Continue reading

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Roll the Dice, Park for Free

OK, the headline is misleading, but just a little. Here’s a story about a woman who works near a casino. If she goes into the casino and plays $10 in the slots, she can park all day for free. The … Continue reading

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A final word on the “ethics” of saving parking spots you have shoveled.

Slate magazine gets into it here, and in depth. Tom Vanderbilt quotes some professional ethicists and then agrees that saving a space you have just spent an hour clearing is immoral, or something. To that I say balderdash. Everyone is … Continue reading

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Wow – Oscar

Went to the Oscars last night – was able to observe the parking and limo situation courtesy of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Valet Parking Service. It is an amazing production. I don't know how many … Continue reading

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Academy Awards parking

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Shoupistas in Space?

This is a great story about parking problems at the International Space Station. When space shuttle Discovery arrives, it will be faced with the following: A European freighter is due to arrive Thursday, joining Japanese and Russian cargo ships and … Continue reading

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I Love this App

I’m not really to “into” apps, or applications, that can be downloaded onto your iPhone or Droid or Blackberry. There are supposed to be millions and they usually cost about a buck ninety nine. However, here is one that should … Continue reading

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There Would be No Oscars, if the Parking Pros Fail

If you are a movie groupie like me, you will be watching the Academy Awards this Sunday evening. R tells me that the “pre” show is almost as important as the awards themselves. You get to see who is with … Continue reading

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Do You Get Sold More Than You Need

I was visiting a parking operation here in LA this morning and was standing with the facility manager when two senior staff from a parking equipment dealer/installer walked up. We started talking about the new equipment they were in the … Continue reading

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Stewards of Parking

Brandy Stanley from the city of Manchester, NH, has agreed to help keep me on an even keel as I periodically write about how we may be able to change the perception of our profession. Here we go. First what … Continue reading

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