Monthly Archives: April 2014

I’ve been saying this for years, but nobody listens…

Seattle has gone out for a test so I can replace its existing Pay and Display system.  Fair enough. A local online news source “Crosscut.com” happened to have its offices on the street where the test took place and jumped … Continue reading

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Parking Becomes a part of our Culture

It seems strange to me, but it must be true. NPR did a short piece on what the first questions are when strangers meet. It seems that it depends on where the meeting took place.  In New York City, its … Continue reading

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Marc Pens a Book

I received the following from Marc Slavin, President of DC’s Marcpark. Seems he has written a book. I immediately ordered it and will let you know what I think.   After spending over 40 years in the parking industry, gaining … Continue reading

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Oh Brother — Please read post before you call me

On April 1 — That in itself should give you a hint — I wrote a blog. It was about rumors I heard at various shows I attended in March. YOu can find the post here: http://www.parkingtoday.com/blog/2014/04/rumors-run-wild-at-pie-and-intertraffic/ Most of the … Continue reading

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Baby born in parking lot, again

Some things aren’t as extraordinary as they seem. At least once a month, this headline appears in national news: “Woman Gives Birth in Hospital Parking Lot.” Now, having a baby in anywhere but a nice hospital room, or for the … Continue reading

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Editor Takes Extreme Career Risk..Women Take Over PT

Coming in June. An entirely different Parking Today. A famous radio host calls letting his audience set the topics for his show an ‘extreme career risk.’ Well I am doing something similar in PT June. I am having nothing to … Continue reading

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The PIE 2014/2015 Team

I didn’t take the opportunity to thank the members of our team for the Parking Industry Exhibition. They did an outstanding job and deserve all the credit.  I received this picture taken at the Women in Parking Event held just … Continue reading

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How was the show?

I just got back from the Intertraffic event in Amsterdam and our PIE show in Chicago.  Everyone, friends, relatives, business associates, co workers ask the same question: How was the show? I struggle with the answer because few really want … Continue reading

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Rumors Run Wild at PIE and Intertraffic

I spent the last two weeks attending two major trade events, and I’ll tell you, If you want to hear rumors about the Parking Business PIE and Intertraffic were the places to be.  I’ll give you a short summary. Clyde … Continue reading

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Big cities, little parking

The folks at Nerdwallet.com have conducted a research project to  identify the worst cities for parking. The results, starting with the worst of them all: Chicago, Oakland, San Francisco, New York, Boston, Honolulu, Washington D.C., Seattle, Philadelphia, and Sacramento. The … Continue reading

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