Monthly Archives: August 2012

Well, duh — What the heck did you think would happen?

This happened in Oxford, England, but frankly it could have been anywhere.  In an effort to increase revenues, the local council started charging in five area parking decks. Read about it here.  So what happened?  People who were parking in … Continue reading

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Dude…Suit over Parking Meter Radiation

Seems that a woman has sued the city of Santa Monica for $1.7 billion because she claims that radiation from the parking meters have given her ringing in her ears, a stiff neck, and back and ear infections. The meters … Continue reading

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LA Gets it Right, or at Least Closer to Right!

The City of Los Angeles is in the process of removing parking requirements for businesses in certain areas within the city. Read all about it in the LA Times here. The deal is that areas would form parking districts and … Continue reading

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A Veritable smorgasbord of Parking

Its impossible to read a new post at Paul Barter’s Reinventing Parking without finding a pearl that should be repeated.  His latest here is a pick up from the Straits Times in Singapore and likens parking to items from a … Continue reading

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Its A Throwdown — JVH vs. Brandy — Winner take all

OK — We seem to have a bit of a tiff brewing — After my last comment below it seems Rufus and Brandy want to tangle.  Here’s what happened” Rufus says: John, I’ll give you credit for being an eternal … Continue reading

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There is a reason for the Lug Nut Blockers

If you didn’t pop for the extra few bucks for the lug nut blockers on the boots you bought for your enforcement operations thinking that no one would remove the tire along with the boot, check this out Nuff Said … Continue reading

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City Doesn’t know HOw Many Lots it has

It’s my town and I believe it.  LA is screwed up about everything else, why not this. They collect money from parking lots, but they don’t know where all the lots are. From a local blog: Parking lots may physically … Continue reading

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Bringing some good comments out into the Sunlight

From time to time I strike a nerve. I seem to have done so with my post on hotel parking in Houston — I dammed parking professionals for not doing a better job. Some agreed, but others didn’t to wit: … Continue reading

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Do We Really do Such a Great Job at Running Parking Garages?

I have been thinking a lot about the benefits technology brings to managing parking facilities and had begun to wonder if the job of running lots and garages was becoming obsolete. After all, with all the hardware and software we … Continue reading

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Curmudgeon Alert!!!

I”m back from a short trip to Texas and have a couple of observations on air travel. First, what the hell gives flight crews the right to jump the line to get through TSA screening. I had stood quietly in … Continue reading

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