Monthly Archives: October 2012

Superstorm Sandy Hits Parking, Too

Obviously when natural disasters hit, parking is affected. Here are a couple of pix courtesy of readers from the East Coast.  First from Cape May, NJ:   And this one of a parking facility in New York City:   I … Continue reading

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Friday Musings

I hate it when people send me things to do Friday afternoon. What they have done is put off working all week, and then on the day before the weekend clear their desk, dump all their work and worries on … Continue reading

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Change a policy, find 1600 additional on street spaces

I had lunch yesterday with Frank Ching who runs the parking for the City of Santa Monica. He was bubbling all over about a policy change they just put through which has seemed to be a grand success.  They have … Continue reading

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Booth Sales are booming for PIE 2013

Exhibitor Space for the Parking Industry Exhibition 2013 is over half gone and many of the best locations are taken, comments Carol Robins, sales manager for the event. “My phone is ringing off the hook with companies wanting to reserve … Continue reading

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Dave Witts Leaves Metric for Creditcall

Two news releases hit my inbox this AM: From CreditCall CreditCall expands its US team with the appointment of Dave Witts as President of US Payment Services, effective January 2nd, 2013. Dave’s extensive industry knowledge and experience will help to … Continue reading

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“Disabled placard abuse is both despicable and ubiquitous”

With that line, Don Shoup sums up a major issue concerning both on and off street parking. Writing in the Los Angeles Times, the Professor notes that two states, Illinois and Michigan have had the political will to do something … Continue reading

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Is the Parking Industry Growing Up?

I was talking to the thirty something Chad Reed, new head of 3M Federal APD –  and I began to wonder, wonder about our industry and its maturity. Twenty or 30 years ago such a conversation would have been unheard … Continue reading

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NPA Convention Closes with 815 Attendees

The NPA convention in Florida closed yesterday with 815 attendees according to NPA Prez Christine Banning. If you want to know what you missed, check out NPA Live — co produced by PT and the NPA. You can see the … Continue reading

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NPA Musings

The show is small and crisp. Christine Banning has a number of good speakers who will give the NPA members some excellent information. The chap from IBM and Dale Denda from PMRC are two. This is a networking show. There … Continue reading

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PT On Line — An E-Magazine about Parking

I was telling someone the other day, someone in the know, about PT’s on line eMagazine and they told me they had never heard of it. I was concerned, since we have had it up on our web site for … Continue reading

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