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April 2018

Mobility as a Service = First mile, Last Mile and Everywhere in between.

Why should those of us in the Parking Industry care? MaaS seeks to take people out of cars (and therefore out of garages) right? This concept is a spear at the very heart of our industry. Right? Yep –  MaaS … Continue reading

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If you sleep well at night you aren’t aware of the problem

If you read this blog regularly, you know I attended the Transact conference in Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago. This is an event about credit cards, cashless transfer of money, and all related technology. But there was one … Continue reading

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Mobility as a Service – Time to munch on a little Crow

Astrid has been telling me for months that MaaS, or ‘Mobility as a Service’ is important and we should promote it. I have been saying it’s a buzz word and we should soft pedal a bit. Today she published an … Continue reading

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Transact — It’s your money, do you know where it goes?

Last week Parking Today Media (JVH and Astrid) spent a couple of days at the Transact convention in Las Vegas. It’s an event about money, and how its transferred from one person to another, without using cash. To give you … Continue reading

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Parking Meter Vandalism Calls for New Tactics

In Canada’s St. John’s, the capital city of Newfoundland and Labrador, there has been a parking meter massacre like no other. In three years, more than 1,000 meters have been decapitated costing the city up to $1.5 million in repairs … Continue reading

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A report here, A Plan there – Soon LA will have…..What?

The City of Los Angeles has adopted a Los Angeles Shared-Mobility Climate and Equity Action Plan. Politicians are slapping each other on the back for all the hard work they have done with the plan. Nothing unusual so far. Log … Continue reading

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Parking Folks, you have a problem!

Houston, we have a problem.  Well, maybe not Houston, but parking industry we have a problem. You have no clue how to promote yourself. Astrid is spending hours looking for content for Parknews.biz. She is finding bupkus. Now we know … Continue reading

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Want a job in Parking? “Working Knowledge of Parking Management Information Systems a Plus”

I was asked by the International Downtown Association to provide a bit of input as to finding and hiring parking managers. Here, in part, is what I wrote: The suggestion is to look for someone with experience in all aspects … Continue reading

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Parking Stations on the Blink is Saskatoon

In Saskatoon, a Canadian province of Saskatchewan, city officials are addressing an hour-long breakdown of its parking pay stations, according to starphoenix.com. On Wednesday, the city received up to 70 calls that its pay stations were inoperative. So far, the … Continue reading

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Smart Parking – What’s so “Smart” About it?

An article from ITS International, posted on Parknews, attempts to define smart parking and I think comes up short. To wit: Smart parking should: identify or forecast open parking spaces and relay that information to drivers support multiple payment options … Continue reading

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