Monthly Archives: February 2013

Isn’t this exactly what is supposed to happen?

Seattle raised parking rates in one part of town and suddenly there are empty spaces on the street.  So now they are lowering rates to try to fill those spots.  Read about it here The idea, of course, is that … Continue reading

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Free Parking on Valentine’s Day

Boston’s Mayor pandered to the masses with this pronouncement:  Mayor Menino Declares “We Love You, Boston” Free Parking for Valentine’s Day Mayor Thomas M. Menino today announced shoppers and diners will enjoy free parking at all City of Boston parking … Continue reading

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Let’s Hear it for the Canadians

Usually when I’m interviewed by CNN or Fox News, I end up on the cutting room floor. Parking often takes a back seat to more pressing news, like President Clinton breaking his ankle or our invasion of Iraq. When the … Continue reading

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Shameless Plug —

There’s a commercial that shows a company bringing up its new web site. It comes on line and they get a few orders, then a few more, then a hundred more, and boy are they excited. Then they get a … Continue reading

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The end is near

Besides the revelation that there is actually an entity known as The Asphalt Institute, this article pretty well sums up what we all already know, but don’t like to admit: humans and their great inventions are harmful to nature. Read … Continue reading

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Aw Geez, I just can’t resist

Try as I might, I can’t resist commenting on this article in the Washington Post. Keep in mind that the WP is not a hotbed of conservative thought. The gist is this. The author is commenting on an article that … Continue reading

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How Could this Happen — $1.4 MM Gone

Correspondent Michael sent in this story about a couple of parking attendants who, over a three year period stole $1.4 million in cash from the 2000 car surface lot at the Smithsonian air and space center near Washington DC.  They … Continue reading

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Blame it on Barack

Reagan’s home could become a parking lot for Obama’s library http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/bill-kellys-truth-squad/2013/jan/25/reagan-home-become-parking-lot-obama-library/ It’s great how parking lots are the catalyst for so many interesting discussions. According to this article President Ronald Reagan’s childhood home will most likely be razed to provide … Continue reading

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Super Bowl mania

http://www.nola.com/superbowl/index.ssf/2013/02/super_bowl_2013_brings_stratos.html I don’t know how much tickets to the Super Bowl cost, but I read parking went for as high as $70. I wonder how many events can command that kind of price. I know if I’d forked out hundreds … Continue reading

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Seattle City Government Thinks Long and Hard about Taking the Easy Way Out

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Seattle-mulling-plans-to-sell-money-losing-parking-garage-190119811.html Looks like a job for PT the Auditor. It’s a shame this Seattle parking garage has become a money pit, but I think it would be a bigger shame for the city to sell it for a loss. The … Continue reading

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