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2015

Predictions, the Parking Decades to Come

I had a wide ranging conversation with Matt Darst, VP at Xerox, the other day. We were discussing where the industry was headed and I asked for his predictions. It will be the basis for an upcoming article in PT. … Continue reading

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Another Reason to Buy a Tesla

My friend down the street (who owns the Tesla and the Porsche) took her daughter to a local shopping mall on Christmas Eve to pick up a last minute gift. She took the Porsche. Naturally the parking lot was jammed. … Continue reading

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What do you do when the homeless call?

There was a knock on our door last night. It was a homeless woman asking for a blanket. At first we said no, but then I ran out and gave her a blanket.  It was Christmas, after all. The next … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

My tendency when writing about Christmas is to talk about it as seen through the eyes of a child. A time of magic, a time of wonder, a time of blessings, of mangers, of flying reindeer, of a farmer’s animals, … Continue reading

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The Force Awakens

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away… When the “Lucasfilm’ logo appears on the screen, followed by the Star Wars logo and John Williams’ title theme, those of us who saw the original three when they came … Continue reading

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Parking Operation asks Users how to Improve its System

In an ingenious approach to a strange problem, National Car Parks, (NCP) based in Milton Keynes, is asking its customers why they get so many tickets for paying at the wrong pay machines. According to the article on onemk.co.uk, there are … Continue reading

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PT Rules — Here’s what’s coming

There’s a new sheriff in town and she cracks a mean whip. We are planning ahead and here’s what you will see over the next quarter in Parking Today: See you in the pages of Parking Today.

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I Don’t Work with Kids or Pets

I just completed a webinar for Women in Parking. I was joined by Kathleen Laney and we discussed the pros and cons of social media and its effect on our industry. Kathleen knocked down a number of myths about social … Continue reading

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Passion is First

Reading Kathleen Laney’s blog on lessons learned is inspiring.  I have to commend her on  having passion for what you are doing first on the list. If you have passion about your job, or any task, you will succeed and … Continue reading

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Apps Vulnerable to Fraud, too

In the rush to embrace technology, there can be a blind spot for potential problems. Smart phone apps have taken over the world. People love them and use them for everything from planning dinner to finding a date to paying for … Continue reading

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