Monthly Archives: March 2011

I Can Solve the Congestion Problem, but I would have to be King

Keith sent an interesting article on traffic congestion. I’m not sure where he was going with it since it came without comment. I don’t know what others see in this but I have a few comments, since half of the … Continue reading

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Assault, over a parking space

I have been reluctant to comment on this story but it’s all over the net and I find it tragic and interesting at the same time. Basically a 4’11″ woman was “saving” a parking space for her boyfriend when this … Continue reading

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Oh, Please – Time to Rethink the Gene Pool

These two simply don’t get it. It may have been a good idea to start with. They went into a department store and took some Levi’s into the dressing room. While in there they removed the tags and stashed them … Continue reading

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Apps a million…

Friend Michael from Albany reports that there is a story in the New York Times about apps that run on your iPod or Droid. Parking Apps that is. He says, “Keep an eye out for parking apps.” OK, let’s discuss. … Continue reading

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High Speed Rail – I respond

Every once in a while I like to tweak my audience a tad and elicit some response. I did it yesterday and got it. I commented on high speed rail below and some intrepid correspondents commented. I thought I would … Continue reading

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High Speed Rail – Wise or Waste

I call your attention to two articles, one in the Washington Times and the other by Cato’s Randal O’Toole. These articles point to the issues with the planned high speed rail system and the problems with making it pay, or … Continue reading

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The Feel Good Video of the Day

Take four mintues and 39 seconds and watch this three year old conduct the last movment of Beethoven's Fifth. The end will make your day.  

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Parking Wars and Peace

Isaiah and Mathew laud the series Parking Wars in this month’s Parking Today. You can read it here. (go to page 36.) On the same pages are many bon mots about the series and my feelings about it. It’s a … Continue reading

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Wow – Electric Car Sales — You be the Judge

February Sales of the Volt and the Leaf are in. Volt – 281, Leaf – 67. This is in a month that GM and Toyota did extremely well in vehicle sales, compared to last year. GM sales were 207,000 for … Continue reading

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Parking Guidance

As you know, I am a big supporter of Parking Guidance systems in garages. Early on, they told you which floor had the most available spaces, and now they direct you right to an open space. Wonderful. However, we have … Continue reading

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