Monthly Archives: December 2011

Charge for Parking, World Comes to End

Its London, the West End. Center of entertainment, food, shopping, tourism. Hundreds of millions are spent there every year on all of the above. A recent study commissioned by local business says that over a billion dollars a year and … Continue reading

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Shall We Buy Stock in this Company…

There’s a company in New Zealand that has a device that would help prevent disabled parking fraud. Read about it here. Its kind of neat — You provide each disabled parker a transmitter to put in their car and when … Continue reading

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You Don’t Build the Church for Christmas and Easter

What is the matter with these people. Here’s the story. For the six of you that don’t immediately see the problem, I’ll parse it for you. Downtown Knoxville was sort of not doing well. Then about five years ago they … Continue reading

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Ah, but we have a high-tech system, this couldn’t happen

This is one of the oldest scams in the book. An employee who had access to monthly parking cards was selling them at a reduced rate. He simply turned on the cards and then sold them under the table.  He … Continue reading

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Driverless Cars

They seem to be next on the horizon. Google is developing the concept, along with many auto companies. Read all about it here. There are many benefits — cars are only drives about 4% of the time, parked the rest. … Continue reading

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Advertising, Like Burning Money!

Heh! I had a discussion with a friend the other day and he told me that he thought advertising was like “burning money.” He read newspapers and magazines and didn’t even realize the ads were there.  I began to wonder … Continue reading

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New Zealand Should Replace Kiwis with Shoupistas

In the community of Otago they had a program where people who participating in ride sharing got a reduced parking rate. So far so good. The program went on eleven years to ‘limited’ success — read about it here. After … Continue reading

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Christmas Greetings

Something is going on.  In the past few days I have received four greetings from companies and every one wished me a “Merry Christmas.”  In the past five years, I doubt if I have received four greetings total that wished … Continue reading

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Revenue Control – I wonder

Before the first issue of PT was printed, we did a survey as to what potential readers wanted to see in the magazine.  By a 4-1 margin, they said “articles about Revenue Control.” So we revamped the magazine and in … Continue reading

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Be Afraid, be very afraid

Thanks to Wanda over on PT’s Facebook Page for this post. Basically it is an editorial in a Calgary, Alberta, newspaper that supports charging for parking in local hospitals. the Canadian Medical Association is calling for removing parking charges, calling … Continue reading

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