Monthly Archives: August 2011

Google+

I received my first Google+ invite last week. Google+ (pronounced Google Plus) is a social networking service operated by Google introduced on June 28, 2011. Registration is by invitation only giving it the same thing that made Facebook popular: Exclusivity. … Continue reading

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If they are Disabled, Charge em to park

Well, sort of. I met with Tad McDowell at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas the other day and as we walked out of his office, I took this picture: Note the blue meters in front of blue disabled parking … Continue reading

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Speaking of Doug

Doug Holmes, who recently retired as director of Transportation and etc at Penn State, is still working there, at least temporarily.  He tells me that they asked him to stay on, on an emergency basis, because they had some issues … Continue reading

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Philly Parking Authority needs to do something about this

A local reporter in Philadelphia has it “in” for the PPA. She is seeking out problems and then writing about them. Oh yeah, that’s what reporters are supposed to do.She was also the source for a list of “rules” I … Continue reading

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OK, Here it is

I have been inundated with this “viral” video.  Seems parking managers think this is the “ultimate” solution. Its been on our Facebook page a number of times, but here it is on the blog: Click on the picture to see … Continue reading

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Only 125 Chevy Volts sold in July

As reported here, the Volt just isn’t selling.  Quoting from Mark Modica at the National Legal and Policy Center: The Chevy Volt will not be a big seller for GM; the car just doesn’t offer enough value to get a … Continue reading

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The Problem with Parking Minimums

Paul Barter over at “Reinventing Parking” has some kind words to say about yours truly and also links to an article I wrote last month cncerning Don Shoup and Parking Minimums.  Thanks Paul. Amongst other things, Paul, writing from his … Continue reading

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Doing more with Less…

I was in Las Vegas yesterday and spent a few minutes with Tad McDowell, Director of Parking and Transportation Services at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  Tad has a lot of experience having come from the University of Nebraska. … Continue reading

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The Elite Eight

I have a high regard for those in the parking industry that have earned parking specific credentials. There are only a few hundred parking professionals in the world who have earned the CPP (Certified Parking Professional) designation through the NPA … Continue reading

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