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Archive

2016

Good Will to All

The biggest news in parking today is how bad it is right now. Between the crowds and the weather, I don’t envy anybody who has to be out and about during the next two days. Still, stress is just another … Continue reading

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That All the World should be taxed…

According to St. Luke 2 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. 2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) … Continue reading

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Vegas Residents Getting Vocal about Paid Parking on the Strip

As more Vegas hotels implement a charge for parking, the discussion about why they would or if they should widens. A reviewjournal.com columnist named Wayne Allyn Root is suggesting that hotel and casino patrons share their opinion of paid parking on the … Continue reading

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PIE 2017 Nearly Sold Out

Marcy reports that our Parking Industry Exhibition to be held next March in Chicago has its exhibition floor all but sold out.  Only 9 booths are left and are going fast. She says she will be sold out by Christmas. … Continue reading

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Elon Twigs to Charging Valet

I wondered why I got off on the screed above and then realized it was because I read this article on Parknews.biz. PN Editor Astrid lead the charge a couple of years ago concerning Range Anxiety. Of course the goal … Continue reading

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Range Anxiety Just don’t talk to a Tesla Owner

I was at dinner the other night with a friend who is a “car guy.”  He researches every car made, knows the best value for the buck, and restores classic cars. We began talking about the Tesla, and the potential … Continue reading

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ParqEx: Airbnb for Parking

In Chicago, reports chicagobusiness.com, an app called ParqEx is helping people rent out their under-used parking spaces. Participants register their parking spot, pay a 20 percent service charge for the app to administer the transaction, and make hundreds of dollars … Continue reading

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In Four Short Years — From PIE to Success – ParkX Purchased by Passport

We won’t take any credit for the success of Thomas Maguire, Ross Shanken and Austin Weiss, the founders of Park Genius later renamed ParkX. But we were around at the beginning. It was announced today that their company had been … Continue reading

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Economics, Mr. Trump, Carrier, and a Parking Garage

I love it when those not schooled in parking try to use our business as an analogy to some other business.  Justin Wolfers, a professor at the University of Michigan and writing in the New York Times gives it his … Continue reading

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Parking Strategies a Good Model for Government Policy

You have to be careful talking about politics these days. Unless you’re sure the person sitting across from you shares all your views and opinions, you could be preaching to the choir or throwing water on the Gremlins. Nobody can deny … Continue reading

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