Monthly Archives: March 2014

Women in Parking

Ruth Beaman and Colleen Niese shepherded their Women in Parking group to its first convention following the PIE show in Chicago last week. More than 140 attended their opening dinner and reception, with over 100 staying on the next day … Continue reading

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PIE and Intertraffic

Don’t pay the ransom, I have escaped – Its been a fast couple of weeks. Last week we were in Chicago with the Parking Industry Exhibition, and this week its Amsterdam and Intertraffic. PIE was, by all accounts, extremely successful … Continue reading

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People Parking Badly

We’ve all seen people who can’t fit their cars into painted parking stalls, and those who can’t take the corners of a parking garage without leaving a trail of paint on the rails, but this parking job is the worst … Continue reading

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Watch Out for the Man with Jingling Pockets

The criminal mind is a creative place. In Ridgewood, New Jersey, a city employee has admitted to stealing $460,000 in quarters. He has been punished with five years of probation and must pay back $200,000 of the money he stole. … Continue reading

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PIE Breaks All Attendance Records

<![endif]–>Over 1150 people attended the Parking Industry Exhibition held last month in Chicago. This breaks all attendance records for the event.                “We are extremely pleased with the turnout,” said exhibition director Eric Abel. “It’s gratifying that so many from … Continue reading

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Charlotte Leaders Have Nonsensical Argument Over Airport Parking Rate Increases

At Charlotte Douglas International Airport, a 50 percent increase in parking rates is causing anger – and not from the public. The Charlotte Observer reports that Charlotte City Manager Ron Carlee and former Aviation Director Jerry Orr can’t quite agree on … Continue reading

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Bad Policy Hits UK Parking Co. Hard

A parking company in Britain is paying a high price for a bad policy. Purple Parking, Britain’s largest airport parking provider, has admitted to age discrimination against its employees and has been ordered to make restitution. The company told its … Continue reading

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New Parking Regulations Have Political Impact in UK District

I’ve said before, the English have an interesting way of putting things. Their political system is just as quirky to me as their language, and when you put the two together you get a government made up of Whips and … Continue reading

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New Meters Considered as Upside-down Parking Fix

In Roanoke, city officials are planning a 90-day test of parking meters to see if they could be widely implemented in the downtown area. Some 15 years ago the city removed parking meters to attract more visitors to its commercial … Continue reading

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