Monthly Archives: March 2012

Dynamic Pricing goes Viral

Dynamic Pricing Overview Click on the above link — Its actually a fairly even handed review of dynamic pricing. After all, I’m in it. JVH

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Baghdad by the Bay or Sarasota by the Gulf

From Mark: Well, they got their “free” parking back.  Read the entire story here. “………….free parking is what business owners along Main Street have fought for to help bring back customers…….The parking meters were designed to help pay for things … Continue reading

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DPB — Is Paul a Killer?

I was sitting on my deck nursing a whisky.  Shirley was working late but said she would drop by later. At least my relationship was working, nothing else was.  I had a dead client who wasn’t really a client, no … Continue reading

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Parking Tickets and the Retired

I got this story off the ‘net. All seems reasonable to me Working people frequently ask retired people what they do to make their days interesting. Well, for example, the other day, Marilyn my wife and I went downtown and … Continue reading

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Parking Mascot: A Bloodsucking Tick?

The city of Calgary, Alberta’s parking authority is looking for a mascot. You know, one of those fuzzy critters that everyone loves to soften the image of the organization. The local rag had a few suggestions :  Perry to Parkupine, … Continue reading

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Now There’s an Idea —

Westfield, MA seemed to have a problem. They had a lot of downtown space that could be used as apartments, and they had developers who were willing to renovate the space, but the rules said that they couldn’t be used … Continue reading

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I get Quoted, out of Context

I was interviewed by a reporter from the Kansas City Star about using credit cards for paying for parking at the upcoming KC Chief’s games. They Chiefs replaced the parking booths, but the reporter was incredulous as to why they … Continue reading

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DBP: Its Always a Blond

Chapter Two: I have to remember to Check an ID (Click here to read the first in this series) Linda Jackson was a looker, really turned out well, and she shook my had like she meant business.”Nice to meet you … Continue reading

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Parking and Natural Disasters

A friend in Australia is advising a local city after a severe earthquake and is looking for someone they can reach out to who has recovered a parking operation after a disaster. Any advice? JVH

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