Monthly Archives: October 2011

Much Happening at the NPA Show

Some Quick Tidbits: Robert Cizek has returned to Central Parking in a VP of Sales position. Jerry Skillett, late of Central Parking, has formed an parking investment firm with The Car Park’s Jeff Wolfe.  Jerry told me the firm has … Continue reading

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Frustration

IBM’s big parking study said that people are frustrated with parking. WOW, now there’s a revelation. I have mentioned before that I believe that the frustration comes at the moment of parking — is the space too narrow, lighting too … Continue reading

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Piecing the NPA Together

I have been having conversations with NPA members both yesterday and this morning and I get a common thread – good management and good service. Now let’s face it, we don’t usually put the words service and parking operators in … Continue reading

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An Honor

I was honored by the NPA be being invited to the Chairman’s Reception. It was a small gathering — about 30 or so people.  Chairman Jed Hatfield is most gracious and I chatted with him and the two keynote speakers … Continue reading

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Where the Hell am I?

I had just left the NPA reception.  It was great — good food, good drink, literally hundreds of people chatting. But it was time to go.  I headed back to the street where I could catch a cab back to … Continue reading

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Heading For Las Vegas and the NPA

I”m leaving in the AM for the NPA at Caesars in Vegas.  I’m looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones.  The NPA has been very kind to PT this year and I’m hoping to learn more about … Continue reading

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I’m all for Technology…But

From Mark: While I’m all for the advances in technology that are making parking operations more efficient and user friendly I gotta say that some of this stuff is getting ridiculous.  The idea that some “app” telling you that your … Continue reading

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