Monthly Archives: October 2013

Mike Bigbee heads TIBA in the Americas

My friend Mike Bigbee returns to the parking industry after a decade hiatus to become CEO for the Americas of revenue control manufacturer TIBA. His duties began began in September. I have known Mike since I started PT and know … Continue reading

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World Parking Symposium Set for Tel Aviv

The Canadian Parking Foundation’s bi-annual World Parking Symposium is on for 2014. the dates are June 29 to July 3. The meetings will be held at Tel Aviv University. The WPS is a gathering of a more scholarly bent that … Continue reading

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Nothing Stops a Brit Traffic Warden

It seems that former Secretary of State and Presumed Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton was in the UK the other day and parked for 45 minutes without paying the parking fee. A traffic warden was on the job and issued a … Continue reading

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There were Pay By Cell Companies everywhere — Or at least it seemed so

Technology is the taking the parking industry by storm.  The NPA show in Chicago last week was no exception. It seemed like every other booth had some kind of app or pay by cell offering. Someone made a comment that … Continue reading

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The Non Holiday Holiday

Columbus Day — We celebrate it to recognize an explorer who braved the unknown to discover the New World for Spain. But do we?  The Banks and Post Offices are closed, and much of the Government (not taking the shut … Continue reading

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Are Trade Shows Passe

With all the myriad ways to get information today, why should we spend the time and money going to trade events. Its true that attendance plummeted in the period 2007-2010 but it has begun a steady rise and is expected … Continue reading

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Soccer Field Built on Parking Structure

The brainiacs at the Milwaukee School of Engineering have shown us all what they are made of: they built their new soccer stadium on top of its very own parking facility. Read the article here. The turf is synthetic, the … Continue reading

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NPA 2013

Once again Christine Banning and her band of volunteers have turned a magnificent show. With over 1000 attendees, this year’s NPA Conference and Trade Show is the biggest in history, and in some ways, the best ever too. The speakers … Continue reading

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If it’s Dripping, It’s Not Concrete

In Middletown, Connecticut, a parking garage is shedding its outer layer. Salt and water are mixing with the concrete to create a drippy sludge that has already totaled one car. Officials say the structure is sound, but have closed off … Continue reading

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USC Seeks Affordable Solution for Student Parking

I will set aside my prejudices against USC (or the University of Spoiled Children, as we call it in my circle) and focus solely on the issue at hand: affordable parking for college students. University of Southern California parking leadership … Continue reading

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