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March 2018

PIE 2018 WOW!!!

We still have a day to go, but the returns so far tell me that this has been the best PIE evah, darlink. There is always the fear that people will tell me what I want to hear, but exhibitors … Continue reading

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Does it Smart? Lesson from Intertraffic

I’m always asked “what is new at Intertraffic?” After walking around for three days, the answer is “Everything is “SMART.” It is like half the booths have added the word “Smart” to their titles or descriptions. SMART parking, SMART Sensors, … Continue reading

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Intertraffic: NOKIA, Designa, Old and New Friends

The first day at Intertraffic was filled with meeting old friends and making new ones. First of all, the show is huge. Over 850 exhibits will be seen by 30,000 attendees over the four days. Fantastic. The Intertraffic folks have … Continue reading

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Raising Parking Fees – “What were you thinking?”

Charleston, SC, is raising meter prices to equal garage prices. The local hospitality workers are enraged because this is dipping into their pocketbooks in a big way. Seems they park on street because it costs less. Oh, and the city … Continue reading

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But there aren’t enough attendees at your show

Organizers of trade events take a lot of abuse from exhibitors due to the lack of traffic in their booths. Their concern seems always to be the ratio between exhibitor personnel and attendees, or as they say, potential customers. Fair … Continue reading

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Cleveland need more parking, or does it?

I don’t know downtown Cleveland very well. And an article posted on parknews.biz indicated that the businesses thought they needed more parking. It was at a meeting of the Cleveland City Council. Here is the heart of the story: Business … Continue reading

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Autonomous Vehicles described without the Bias

I am constantly railing against the media that reports on self-driving vehicles stating that they are biased and unclear. Yesterday Astrid posted on parknews.biz an article entitled: “Five levels of parking autonomy explained.” It is from a website called “Gearbrain” … Continue reading

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I’m Going to Break the Law

I have been musing lately about breaking the law. Is it ever necessary? Should we ever do it? Take driving. How often do we intentionally break the law while we drive in our daily lives? It may have to do … Continue reading

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Join us for “Usquebaugh” at PIE 2018

I was sitting here counting the cars in Neutrogena’s parking lot when I got a note from Mike Bigbee reminding me that we are hosting an elite whisky tasting event at PIE this year. Mike and I have selected four … Continue reading

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Astrid Ambroziak Named PT Parking Association Liaison

Parknews.biz editor Astrid Ambroziak has been named by Parking Today as the liaison between the magazine and over 50 parking organizations, worldwide. “Our goal is to give these associations a way to publicize their activities not only to their membership … Continue reading

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