Monthly Archives: November 2013

Dozens of car keys lost at Miami lot

Cruise ship passengers in Miami disembarked from their dream vacation to a valet parking nightmare: their cars keys were lost. Read the article here. Vehicle owners have had to get new keys made and drive rental cars in the meantime. … Continue reading

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Parking Minimums in DC and Elsewhere — What is the motive?

In his testimony before the Washington DC Zoning board, Matt Malinowski ended with the following: Rather than perpetuating the current set of arbitrary requirements based on unknowable ratios of drivers to occupants, please focus on what we do know: land … Continue reading

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Cincinnati to Void PPP

Elections have consequences. Seems the city of Cincinnati,OH, had cut a deal with its port authority, Xerox, and others to privatize the parking in the city. The 50 year deal would garner the city $85 million up front plus $3 … Continue reading

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Its knowing where to hit

A manufacturing plant was having trouble with a new machine. The huge mechanical monster simply wouldn’t run.  They had tried everything. Nothing worked. It hiccuped, it moaned, it struggled.  But it didn’t run. It was costing a fortune each day … Continue reading

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City Vows to Enforce Parking Regulations

City of Salem Vows to Strictly Enforce Downtown Parking Rules Read the article here. This headline is pretty much the stamp of failure. If you create rules, enforcement should be a no-brainer. If you have to make a vow to … Continue reading

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Parking Perks for Green Vehicles Unnecessary

A high school in East Bridgewater, Mass. is offering 20 reserved parking spaces for teachers who drive fuel-efficient cars. The plan is to inspire more teachers to drive “green” cars so that the school can earn a Leadership in Energy … Continue reading

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Manufacturers, Installers, End Users, Consultants Blame Each Other for failed projects

This is the first of a series of articles, to be expanded in Parking Today, from The Temecula Group, a parking think tank that meets annually and discusses issues pertinent to the industry. The Temecula Group met the last weekend … Continue reading

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From Don Shoup at UCLA: The unintended irony in the last sentence of this invitation suggests how far UCLA has to change to become sustainable.  UCLA Grand Challenges is a campuswide commitment to address the most significant problems confronting society. … Continue reading

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