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February 2018

Chicago Parking Enforcement Causing Bankruptcies

One of the conundrums that taxes my brain these days is the question of personal responsibility. I’m all for it, but I worry about the people who don’t understand what it is or how to how to practice it. Education … Continue reading

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No Wait…What is the source of your Cobalt?

It works like this. Electric Cars need batteries. A key component in those batteries is cobalt. Much of the element is mined in less than perfect conditions, many using child labor. If you follow the article in the LA Times, … Continue reading

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Technology, Smechology – I Still Have A Cigar Box

The April Issue of Parking Today is our Technology Issue. I have asked a number of tech providers, consultants, and others to write about the topic and have received some interesting input. But what about the actual end users, the … Continue reading

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Oh Please — “Yes, Uber is Really Killing the Parking Business”

We posted an article with the above headline at Park News just to show you how the main stream media picks things out of context and then doesn’t know enough to ask a question or two. The article quoted the … Continue reading

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Joyce Newman

When you get a phone call at a time you normally don’t receive phone calls, from someone you don’t really know that well, and she says, please sit down, you know that the news isn’t good. I received that call … Continue reading

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Tony Jordan is in the News in Portland – Zoning Fine a Cost of Doing Business.

Portland, OR is no stranger to parking issues. Its embroiled in one now. According to the Willamette Week a local developer has ignored zoning restrictions and is causing considerable frustration in the Oregon city. The developer built a garage and … Continue reading

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MaaS, Transportation, Technology and Parking – We are the Same Industry

There’s an article linked over at parknews.biz from the data giant Cisco. It is titled: Technology, Services Can Sustain Parking Companies. Its told from tech companies’ point of view. Car population will be a quarter of what it is now … Continue reading

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Smart City? I’m not sure it’s possible…

We have posted an article over at parknews.biz with the headline: Looking for a Smart City? Grab Your Skis Fair enough. Caught your attention. Betcha thought it was about a ‘Smart City’ in Vail or Park City. Well you are … Continue reading

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Parking Boot Scam Raises Questions

It has been reported that parking boot scammers have struck in Austin, Texas. The Austin Transportation Department has been contacted by residents who believe their cars were illegally detained, says kuve.com. In the scam, officials said a warning was posted … Continue reading

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Do you recognize anyone here? VC Money and the Result

I asked David Teed with Diogenes Capital and the Temecula Group to comment on the fact that so much venture capital is flowing into the industry now. I noted that a number of companies that had received VC money had … Continue reading

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