Monthly Archives: July 2011

Give him hell, Harry…

Potter that is. It took a couple of weeks for schedules to mesh but I finally made it to see the last of the eight films that made up the Harry Potter epic, and author J.K. Rawlings arguably the richest … Continue reading

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Law of Unintended Consequences Kicks in on EV Free Parking

I received this note from correspondent Joe: Re — EV Free Parking I cannot believe this, instead they should address how these electric vehicles are going to pay their fair share of the road taxes that are combined in our … Continue reading

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Cancel their contract with “Parking Wars”

As you know, I have been death on the show “Parking Wars.”  I say it provides no positive reflection on our industry. Its producers, the IPI, and the Philadelphia Parking Authority which stars in the show, disagree, and feel that … Continue reading

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Do we need a few more numbers before we draw conclusions?

We ran this article a few months ago in PT.  It was put up on our home page and Tannery Creek’s Bill Franklin caught it and had these cogent comments: Some comments on this the enforcement article. For the most … Continue reading

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Impark Sold — Canadians Buy it Back

Impark and its parent company have been sold. Here is the news release: Imperial Parking Corporation (”Impark”) announced today the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (Teachers’) has entered into an agreement for the acquisition of Babcock & Brown Gates Parking Investments … Continue reading

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Nevada Requires “Free” Parking for Alternative Fuel Vehicles

The State of Nevada has rolled the dice again and is now requiring that local governments (cities) provide a program to allow alternative fuel vehicles. To wit: Section 7 provides that the owner or long-term lessee of such a vehicle … Continue reading

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More about LEED!!

My post below pulled a number of responses — Not all positive for LEED from a parking point of view. First from Brandy: The people that establish LEED standards need to have parking professionals on their panel or whatever it … Continue reading

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Uncertainty…

I have been talking to a lot of CEO’s over the past week, asking about their business and pitching some new ideas. A couple of the ideas involve reaching out to new markets and thus most likely increasing staff. If … Continue reading

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What’s More Environmentally “Friendly”

A Comment on the previous post: What’s more environmentally “friendly”? 1.  15 employees each driving to work in their Hybrid cars, or 2.  15 employees carpooling together in 5 SUV’s It’s not about the vehicle, it’s about the number of … Continue reading

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Parking Spaces controlled by LEED

I think we are about to go round the bend. This article tells of a Liquor Store in New Hampshire that has posted signs restricting parking in front of the store to LEV/Hybrids only. But wait — there is no … Continue reading

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