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February 2016

Wireless Data is at Risk at Parking Meters

An Austin, Texas woman says her credit card numbers were stolen after she used downtown parking meters, reports keyetv.com. The woman, Chelsea, who did not give her last name, says fraudulent charges were made on two of her cards. City officials … Continue reading

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Three posts from Parking Today on the Demise of the Parking Meter

Scroll down to see my blog, then comments from readers, then Paul chimes in. JVH

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Meters Will Stand as Long as We Carry Cash

I couldn’t help add my two cents to the discussion about the end of the parking meter. All the technology for this transition is available, but a huge component in the parking process isn’t ready for the shift: the municipal government and the … Continue reading

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People Agree with Me…

I received a number of comments on my post yesterday about Pay by Cell. I thought I would bring them out of the ‘comments’ section and into the light of day.  JVH Manny: Here in the UK phone parking started … Continue reading

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Will parking meters soon go the way of the pay phone?

Parknews.biz led off this morning with that headline. We all know where pay phones went. But parking meters? Not so much Consider the pay phone. It was what you used when you weren’t at home or at the office. There … Continue reading

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Medford, MA residents Prefer Meters to Kiosks

There’s no debating people like free parking better than paid parking. No polls need to be conducted, no questionnaires are required. People want free parking, but it’s not completely up to them. Their only leverage in the matter is their patronage. … Continue reading

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Self Driving Cars — Not So Fast

The Parking Industry has been a tad panicked over driverless cars.  OMG –  Once they take over, there will be no need for onstreet parking, certainly much fewer off street spaces (With Lyft and Uber leading the way.) and who … Continue reading

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A Super Super Bowl 50 (Not L but 50)

I am not a sports buff.  I watch one game a year and you know which one that is.  I love the opening ceremonies, the half time show (hoping for a wardrobe malfunction) and the commercials.  Oh the game is … Continue reading

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Parking Bill of Rights, Part Deux

A few years ago the City of Atlanta began a program to ‘fix’ its broken parking system. As part of this, they had a citizens commission work with parking managers in the city to go over every rule, regulation, and … Continue reading

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A Parking Bill of Rights

A California Assemblyman Gatto has proposed a “Parking Bill of Rights.” A news release from his office listed these “rights”: Maintaining the law that tickets cannot be issued at broken meters. This law will expire at the end of 2016, … Continue reading

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