Monthly Archives: May 2012

$1 Million for A Parking Space — Rip off or Bargain

So a condo in Manhattan has a garage attached that you can have for an additional cool $1,000,000.  That’s plus a monthly service charge — they don’t tell you how much the service charge is, but lets assume its around … Continue reading

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Let’s go Ride a bike

Tomorrow (the 18th) is ride a bike to work day. This is a great idea. People get exercise, cars get off the roads, all is right with the world.  But I wonder if anyone really does it. To ride a … Continue reading

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What’s Happening with Parking at ORD, LAX

I have spoken to a number of PARCS (Parking Access Revenue Control Systems) suppliers and discover that both Chicago’s O’Hare and Los Angeles International airports are “going out” for new parking control systems. What I didn’t realize was just how … Continue reading

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This Blogger Must Eat at least Some Words

Technology took less than a year to catch up with a complaint I had about using cell phones to receive parking information. I opined that checking a cell phone screen for available parking was contrary to good driving habits and … Continue reading

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Will the Underdeveloped World Allow Parking to Destroy its Downtowns?

Traffic and parking are a mess in most underdeveloped countries.  Try to navigate Mumbai, Bangkok, Sao Paulo or virtually any Chinese city and you will agree.  The local governments are jumping on the bandwagon to require parking when new businesses … Continue reading

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A Pretty Simple Guy

I’ve always tried to just take things as they come and give them the sniff test.  If it smells a tad ‘dodgy’ as the Brits would say, it probably is. And usually when people talk in absolutes, they probably don’t … Continue reading

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A New Player on the US Parking Operation Horizon, from the UK

We are running a relatively large ad in Parking Today in June where a major parking operator from the UK is asking for resumes from managers who may be ‘available’ after the completion of the Central Standard merger. I’ve known … Continue reading

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Parking — The Chicago Way…

We are all familiar with “The Chicago Way.”  As the Sean Connery character said in the Untouchables – “They pull a knife, you pull a gun, they send one of yours to the hospital, you send one of theirs to … Continue reading

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Its Spring and Consolidation is in the Air!

It’s Spring.  New life is in the air. Sheep are having Lambs, Birds fill nests with chicks, new growth is seen everywhere. And parking companies are consolidating. They are melding, they are buying one another and forming larger and more … Continue reading

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Oh Oh, Casey is at the Bat!!! Its Link vs Link

Casey Jones, the Chair of the IPI, has my greatest respect.  He read my response to his blog about climate change and then proceeded to fire back with fact after fact. Great!  Check it out, there is some good stuff … Continue reading

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