Monthly Archives: May 2012

Free Parking is like Free Wifi…

My experience is that when things are ‘free’ they don’t seem to work very well. This is particularly true for “free” wifi.  When you try to log on at airports or in coffee shops, there are issues.  The signal is … Continue reading

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Three Analogies about Parking

Paul Barter at Reinventing Parking talks today about assumptions re parking that may help define how we think about the subject.  He is forming his thoughts and plans to write more in the near future on the topic, but he … Continue reading

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An Intersection between Technology and Agony, Memorial Day 2012

My experience with this type of loss is limited, and I cannot expand on the words of a Military Wife and Mother as she describers one of the most famous modern pictures of the grief of a widow as she … Continue reading

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Privatization, A Pretty Long List

The Reason Foundation has published a rather complete list of what’s going on in the privatization field.  You can read it in detail here: In addition to Chicago and Indianapolis, Indiana, they list the following cities (and universities) along with … Continue reading

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NYC to Privatize On Street Meters? Of course…

Word is that Mayor Bloomberg and his crew are looking to close a budget shortfall by privatizing the on street parking meters. You can read all about it here in the Wall Street Journal. The NYC Department of Transportation has … Continue reading

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Brandy and Charlie have Good Arguments, but Dan Tells it Like it Is…

We are talking about resetting parking meters when a customer leaves so the next person can’t piggyback. If you scroll down a bit you can see Brandy and Charlie’s comments on my screed on the subject.  Basically I say that … Continue reading

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Union Sues Administration Over Parking Fees I’m shocked SHOCKED…

Heh — Seems the government has been subsidizing parking fees for its workers at the Labor Department. How much?  About $200 or so a month. The average parking in the area is $225, Labor Department Employees pay $35.  Are they … Continue reading

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To Reset or Not Reset a Meter

The City of Santa Monica and the City of LA are installing sensors in on street spaces that will reset the parking meter to “0″ when the vehicle leave the space. They claim that it is to affect parking policy … Continue reading

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It’s Easier to Pay the Ticket than to Fight It?

And we wonder why parking has such a bad reputation?  Take Milwaukee, WI, for instance. In the past year the city voided over 32,000 tickets that were improperly written. Half of these were for parking without a permit displayed, but … Continue reading

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Can Giuliani Save Yankee Stadium Parking?

Bronx Parking, the organization that runs parking around Yankee Stadium and the bond holders on the parking garages have hired Former Big Apple Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s law firm to try to sort out the financial mess surrounding the parking operations … Continue reading

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