Monthly Archives: June 2012

Big Brother Ticket Crackdown

Where did that come from. Who writes the headlines in the Hartford Courant.  Here’s the headline: The Hartford Parking Authority’s Big Brother Ticket Crackdown Here’s the story: The Hartford Parking Authority, using “state-of-the-art license plate recognition technology” is going after … Continue reading

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Its the Summer Doldrums; Time To Rail Against Spam Filters

OK, Summer is only about a week old, but the doldrums have set in.  Not a lot parking going on that warrants comment.  However something did happen today that has no relationship to parking, but is important, nevertheless. We got … Continue reading

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Its a Little Thing but I Hate it — Curmudgeon Alert

I really don’t mind receiving forwarded emails.  Sometimes they are humorous, sometimes beautiful, sometimes garbage (my delete button works) but usually they end with something like: “If you don’t send this on to 10 people your hair will catch on … Continue reading

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Communicate Information, Park Cars Quickly, and Save the Whales…

There’s a great article in Forbes magazine on this topic, and whales aren’t even mentioned. Read it here. The gist is this: New York City would be better off contracting parking control to private sector companies because they would use … Continue reading

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More Thoughts on Ohio State and PPP

The Ohio State University gets $485,000,000 and it proposes to invest the money in such a way as to generate $3 billion over the next 50 years and add substantially to the university’s long term investments. Nowhere do they mention … Continue reading

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As Usual, Editorial Misses the Parking Point

The Los Angeles Daily News takes off on charging for on street parking. To wit: Few motorists would argue against removing parking meters from any street. True, they bring in revenue for local cities, but they also discourage tourism, annoy … Continue reading

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The Ohio State University Leases Parking to Australian/Laz Group

The Ohio State University has leased its 35,000 parking spaces to a group led by Australian Based QIC Global Infrastructure and Laz Parking. The story from the Minneapolis Star Tribune COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State University trustees have approved a … Continue reading

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3M Buys Federal APD

Its not quite that simple.  3M has purchased the Federal Signal Technologies Group (FSTech) from Federal Signal Corporation. Federal APD is the parking arm of FSTech. I have pasted the news release from 3M below.  I hope the fact that … Continue reading

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Women in Parking and the Saber Tooth Cat

I learned this from my PhD carrying wife and I hope I get it right.  I’m sure if I screwed it up I will hear about it quickly enough. She does read my blog. 50,000 years ago we lived in … Continue reading

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Will the GSA Blow Away Parking Events

I was chatting with a wag at the IPI conference earlier this week and after swearing me to secrecy, well at least to his/her identity, he/she began to lament the issue of the potential demise of public sector trade events … Continue reading

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