Monthly Archives: May 2011

Actions have Consequences, even in Calgary.

I read where the head of the Calgary Parking Authority, Dale Frasier, is out of a job. You can read about it here and here In his more than a decade as head of the Authority, Dale had been a … Continue reading

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More on Poetry…

Arne Weingart sent in some pictures that will be included in the article PT will do in July about the poetry garage in Chicago. Here are a couple: First, the Main elevator Lobby: And a Floor Lobby: It’s a terrific … Continue reading

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NYC Developing Test System for Upgraded Meters

I spoke at length with Guillermo Leiva, Assistant Commissioner of the NYC Department of transportation Bureau of Parking the other day. He was telling me about the city’s outreach to industry in its goal to upgrade and expand its pay … Continue reading

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Green, Guidance, and Info Galore at the IPI

I was asked by Xerox Corporation to comment on the upcoming IPI show for their in house enewsletter. Here are my predictions: Parking exhibitions bring together the companies that create the new technologies and the people who will use them. … Continue reading

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Buy and EV – Park for Free

According to a survey by Accenture, people can be induced to purchase an EV, now get this, if free parking goes along with it. Read it here. Oh please. Not that old saw again. First it was high mileage vehicles, … Continue reading

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Yankees down 4 zip to parking, bottom of the 9th, two out, batter 0 and 2…

Over on our Facebook page, Wanda has posted an article about the parking lots at Yankee Stadium. You can read it here. The hummer driving girl is right. Who in their right mind is going to pay $35 to park … Continue reading

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Need to Check Curb Heights in Augusta

Send in by a PT fan:   It seems that this story may have been a tad exaggerated – here is how it read in the Augusta Chronicle: http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2010-11-29/marine-lauded-heroic-act Note that there are a few differences. However I rather like … Continue reading

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The Poetry Garage Launches in Chicago – Hammerschlag Parking

If you had asked me to pick two words that I thought I would never see together in a sentence, they would John Hammerschlag and Poetry. But then, I would have been wrong. John has let is creative side shine … Continue reading

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What’s Going on in Chicago

Some “local activists” are stirring the pot and asking that newly installed Mayor Rahm Emmanuel unwind the lease agreement with their on street parking. If you believe the story (Check it out here), they are at the barricades and any … Continue reading

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Man Bites Dog: Galveston Votes for Pay Parking

The gang over on PT’s Facebook page has been discussing Galveston for a while, and we have an article in the June PT about the new meters in the Texas city. Reader David points out that by an over whelming … Continue reading

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