Monthly Archives: November 2012

Maybe the Folks in Nashville are a tad distracted…

This article basically says that people whose cars were trapped in a couple of garages run by Central Parking in Manhattan were charged for the time their cars were in the garage and they couldn’t remove them because of the … Continue reading

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Free Parking at Christmas — Bah Humbug!

Its starting — city governments think they are helping merchants and being ‘nice’ by giving free parking on streets in shopping areas. The problem is exactly the opposite of what they want to happen, happens. One of the reasons that … Continue reading

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Parking — The Same as the Rest of Commerce Works

Quickpay’s irrepressible Barney Pell was interviewed in “Fast Company.”  You can read the interview here. We have an interview with him in the December issue of PT, due out next month. Amongst other things, Barney is talking about changing parking … Continue reading

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Warnings before Citations, Someone Agrees

From Australia — Yes, these folks deal primarily in off street enforcement on private property, but the idea is the same.  What do you want, compliance or the revenue: It is with interest that I read your ‘Point of View’ … Continue reading

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Your Gates were under water — what to do now

I spoke to some circuit board designers this morning and asked them what you should do if your PARCS system was under water.  They noted the following: 1. Was the power off when the system was submerged.  If yes, read … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy, Part Deux Now its personal

I spoke at length with a friend in parking from New York City last night.  It had taken him a few days to get back to my requests for information. First personal “We live 50 miles from the ocean. The … Continue reading

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Bad News for Electric Cars just Keeps Coming

Toyota has pulled the plug on its all electric car, the IQ. It will not produce the car. The Quote from Toyota:  “The current capabilities of electric vehicles do not meet society’s needs, whether it may be the distance the … Continue reading

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But Where do the Cars Go?

Its November First and in cities across the snow belt, winter parking rules are going into effect.  Some say that there can be no on street parking during certain hours (probably for snow removal) and others institute opposite side of … Continue reading

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Parking Rebate because of the Weather?

I just find this strange. Massport, the entity that runs Boston’s Logan Airport, is offering rebates to parkers who were trapped with cancelled flights because of Hurricane Sandy. Seems all you have to do is pay the full amount, then … Continue reading

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