Monthly Archives: July 2012

Parking on the Metro North — A six year wait

Here’s the article, I will attempt to parse it. Seems there are many more people wanting to park near the Connecticut stations for the trains into New York City than there are spaces.  One waiting list has nearly 800 people … Continue reading

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Political Correctness takes a hit…

I can’t improve on the article sent in by Mark — so here it is: Calling himself a proponent of equal rights, the mayor of a small town in the Black Forest has designated special parking spaces in the municipal … Continue reading

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Ohio State Deal — the numbers

The Wizards at Unparalleled Parking Blog have done it again. Now they have done an financial analysis on the Ohio State PPP deal which I reported here last month. With their financial background, there are graphs and charts with a … Continue reading

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In Congress, July 4, 1776 – 1300 words that changed the world — take a moment and read them

IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America hen in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and … Continue reading

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Then Why Spend $20,000,000 in San Francisco

In the last few posts I have been mulling over SFPark and its trials in the Bay area. I have elicited comments from Professor Donald Shoup, who can be said to be the father of the program. At least they … Continue reading

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SFPark — What is it really?

Did you know that SF Park, San Francisco’s much ballyhooed new high tech parking program is a test? It is a multimillion dollar 18 month long program that will end in December and then…Who knows? IN the first paragraph of … Continue reading

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Academics — You can’t live with them, you can’t live….

I have great respect for academics.  They research, they study, they think, and they propose.  Good stuff.  Problems seem to arise, however, when they are challenged. It would seem that colleges are about that, challenging theories. Someone posits some theory, … Continue reading

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Who has Street Creds?

A wise man told me that the only way to know about parking, on or off street, was to actually go out and walk around the cars and see what is happening. He abhors managers who sit in offices and … Continue reading

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