Monthly Archives: March 2012

Parking Industry Exhibition 2012 — What Can I Say

We had nearly 900 people at PIE 2012 — 600 plus attendees and 200 plus exhibitor personnel. The exhibit hall was packed, right up until we closed the door for the last time. The sessions were well attended — we … Continue reading

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Parking Industry Exhibition — Update

Andy is our advance man in Chicago and I just got a message from him. We are now at 100 registrants more than we have ever had attendees at PIE in the past. Plus we have over 100 exhibitors, 40 … Continue reading

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Just What is Facebook All About?

I got a note from a reader today telling me she was removing PT’s Facebook feed from her Facebook Page. Seems there are just too many posts and they clutter up her wall. I have discussed the issue with my … Continue reading

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Should Business Cards go the way of the Dodo?

A major article in the LA Times quotes “young and savy” business people as “hating” business cards and noting they are not as popular as they have been in the past.  Read all about it here. What with smart phones, … Continue reading

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Central, Standard, Zeag, FAAC, Xerox… and the rest

A colleague just walked into my office and slipped me some big news — FAAC had bought Datapark. WOW!!! I berated him for not reading Parking Today. We report the news. Dammit. So to review the headlines over the past … Continue reading

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Parking Industry Exhibition Largest Ever!!!

As of this moment, we have more people signed up to attend PIE 2012 than any other event in our history, AND we usually get a 10-15% walk in attendance. The exhibitor floor has been sold out for two weeks … Continue reading

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DBP: A Mexican Standoff

To read previous chapters in this Death By Parking episode or to read all the previous Paul Manning adventures, Go here. I couldn’t believe my ears, this yahoo wanted to hire me as a contract killer.  Was he nuts? I … Continue reading

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Should I pay to Park at a National Park?

It has always bothered me that people who visit parks complain about parking fees. Apparently they think that since they pay taxes, they should be allowed to use the park for free.  Check this article out. As I read it, … Continue reading

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Whose Fault is that Parking Ticket

Here’s a cute first date video with a couple arguing over who is at fault because they were ticketed. It basically goes like this. The woman (driver and car owner) wanted to valet park. The man (passenger) said he didn’t … Continue reading

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Sustainability — Buzzword or Business Model

I am put off a bit by the constant caterwauling about sustainability. I get it. We need to be good stewards of our planet.  But is this our only goal in the parking business? The government has been financially motivating … Continue reading

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