Monthly Archives: September 2012

Baby Born in Nascar Parking Lot — Wins big!!!

A baby was born in the parking lot of the Loudon NH Nascar race course over the weekend. A woman and her boyfriend tried to make it to the hospital but didn’t. The baby girl and all involved are well … Continue reading

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I’m Torn…

The city of Foxboro, MA has passed a law that people can’t sell their front yards to park cars around the Foxboro Stadium, where the New England Patriots play football. This comes up from time to time and cities usually … Continue reading

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What’s your “Parking Philosophy”

We embrace technology. Research and innovation have given us everything we need to run our parking operations. But are we better off?  In some ways, of course. We can collect money in many different forms, get reports on what is … Continue reading

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Parking Waddles up to the Federal Trough

I will probably be pummeled for this but I am taken aback by the fact that the parking industry, at least the public sector, is slurping at the public trough. Harvey over at the Parking Matters Blog has been nice … Continue reading

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Shoupistas under Attack?

For the past five years I have been hearing rumblings about the theories of Don Shoup.  For those of you living under a basket, they are simply stated: 1. Set on street parking rates so that 15% of the spaces … Continue reading

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Jim Hunnicutt — RIP

I received the release below from the IPI on the passing of Jim Hunnicutt.  I didn’t know Jim well. I ran into him at various conferences but he struck me as a true gentleman. He seemed to seek me out … Continue reading

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And So it Begins… Marcum to Leave when Standard Takes Over Central

Current Central Parking CEO James Marcum to Leave Company Following Post-Merger Transition Period CHICAGO, Sept. 7, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Standard Parking Corporation (Nasdaq:STAN), one of the nation’s leading providers of parking management, ground transportation and other ancillary services, today … Continue reading

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