Monthly Archives: August 2011

On the Road Again

I’m off to the San Francisco Bay Area — Scheduled to see the head of SF Park (interview), CityPark (Interview), and three customers (I like to call them customer care calls). I’ll report back when I return on the weekend.  … Continue reading

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I couldn’t believe this – playing the race card in parking

I was interviewed today by a reporter writing a piece for a magazine here in LA.  It was wide ranging and I probably made a fool of myself — It was recorded. But one thing was interesting.  I said that … Continue reading

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Confusing Parking Rules — Never

Sacramento, CA, has discovered it has a murkey parking rule. Wanda over on our Facebook Page brought this little problem to light. Read about it here. Seems that if your meter runs out, you must move your car ‘out of … Continue reading

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Is nobody in this City capable of simple math;

Mark Says: “…….the city’s parking department has known of the glitch for five years. But the decision was made to increase enforcement rather than fix the error in the programming in the smart card’s chip, which would cost $40,000. The … Continue reading

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Lets do the numbers

My friend in the blog below from the Bank of America garage in LA says that his charging stations are in us 90% of the time.  One wag queried “does 90% utilization mean 10% driving time.” I have a different … Continue reading

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More on Charging Stations

The blog post below got picked up on our Facebook Page and garnered a great series of comments — The post was bout Costco removing charging stations that had been in since the old electric Cars GM destroyed a decade … Continue reading

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Still Beating that Horse

I know, I know — Can’t I give the EVs a break. But its such a target rich environment. Here’s an article about the donation of a couple of chargers to be placed in the parking lots of Louisiana State. … Continue reading

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A Rare Thing

From Correspondent Mark: Wow, it’s rare when you see a politician speaking in plain English and a media report that actually seems to “get it” when it comes to parking enforcement. Here is the money quote: That’s easy. Take a … Continue reading

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Parking and the First Day of School

From Doug: Some of the absurdity of dealing with parking on an academic campus as exhibited by the parents with whom you deal.  From the C Park L List serve: Response 1-I always love when the out of state resident … Continue reading

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Am I crazy or what

I flew to Chicago this morning and due to my loyalty to Delta, I was upgraded to first class. When I arrived at the airport, I was searched, prodded, questioned, and had my ‘stuff’ xrayed. So far so good. I … Continue reading

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