Monthly Archives: November 2011

Solve the problem, once and for all

The city of Chicago woke up a few days ago and found that one in eleven cars on its streets had handicapped permits.  In the city, those with handicapped permits park for free. Mayor Rahm has decreed that the city … Continue reading

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And the Antithesis…

Read the post below, then this one. A street near where I was having breakfast was being blocked off because of a 5K that was being run for charity. I noticed that a flatbed two truck just drove by with … Continue reading

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He did more than all the PR frims on Madison Avenue…

I parked in West Los Angeles the other day and was walking across the street as a PEO (That’s parking enforcement officer to you) walked up to a car with an expired meter. He said: “Is this your car?”  I … Continue reading

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Bureaucratic Nonsense — Get over it!

I learned from reading PT’s facebook page that the Brits are about to throw out millions of pounds in fines because the camera’s that caught the parking violators didn’t have the proper piece of paper certifying them. (there was a … Continue reading

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The “wow” factor

I commented last week on a conversation I had with David Cummin at ACS.  The topic was collecting data and using high tech smart phone apps to do so. I have thought about it over the weekend and I need … Continue reading

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Penn State and other Sorrows

Some of PT’s staff and many or our friends are Penn State Alums.  To say there is sadness and confusion is an understatement. I really didn’t follow the scandal until late last week when summary articles began to surface and … Continue reading

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Morning with ACS

I spent this morning with David Cummins, VP at ACS, a Xerox Company, in their offices in Germantown, Maryland. It was a wide ranging conversation, but let me highlight a bit of it. David was pointing out that off street … Continue reading

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Parking Problem, Adaptive Solution

Singapore’s Paul Barter, writing here in his ‘Reinventing Parking’ blog, discusses the problem with private parking kept for a single store. A drug store has a few spaces, I go to the drug store and buy something, then walk down … Continue reading

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Indianapolis – - Hosting the Superbowl 2012 and the T2 users group

I’m traveling this week — Indianapolis, DC, and Atlanta. I’m at the Indy airport, which is brand new and beautiful, by the way, awaiting my flight to DC.  Last night I drove into the city and fought my way through … Continue reading

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Someone disagrees with me — Horror of horrors…

A few posts ago I commented on privatization at the Ohio State University and posited that the problem is, amongst other things, that they are potentially leaving tons of money on the table. They will collect their $375 mil and … Continue reading

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