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May 2018

The Big Apple Takes Parking and Gives it to Zip Car

According to an article in the New York Times, the Big Apple is taking on street parking spaces from local residents and giving them to companies like zip car. Of course the city wraps itself in its green credentials and … Continue reading

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Parking and Transportation – Blend Seamlessly or Afterthought

I was wandering around my local metro stop taking pictures for the cover of the upcoming issue of PT and was struck by how important it is that parking blend seamlessly into rapid transit. Cars are as much a part … Continue reading

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Three Tips To Engage Employees When It Comes to Technology

I noticed that Colleen over at the Marlyn Group quoted one of my off the wall comments. I told Colleen that doing that runs the risk that I may quote her. As usual, she is very quotable. Here goes: JVH … Continue reading

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But I thought that…

Technology can solve a lot of problems. It can certainly help in ensuring that revenue is properly calculated and collected in parking facilities. Case in point:  The surface lot at my doctors’ office. It is a combination daily and monthly … Continue reading

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Delivery Bots and Experiencing Life

The article I quoted in the blog piece just below brought one other issue to mind. Consider: Delivery Bots Street droids will make house calls for mail, groceries, and supplies, while fleets of flying drones handle bigger orders. At the … Continue reading

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Zombie Tax and A Joyful Mess

I don’t for one minute consider that the city described in a “Wired” article will come to pass, certainly not in our lifetimes, nor that of our children. It might in China, where they build cities from scratch, with nothing … Continue reading

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Chicago is Whining, Parking Revenue Flowing

Headline in the Chicago Sun Times: Parking meter deal keeps getting worse for city as meter revenues rise This goes to the 2008 deal where Mayor Daley of Chicago basically sold (leased) the on street parking operation to a group of … Continue reading

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Uber/Lyft, Cities, Parking Operators — Everybody Wins

Cities are complaining that Uber and Lyft are causing substantial congestion in downtown areas as they cruise waiting for someone to reach out and ask for a ride. I’m not sure just how long they cruise, but it can be … Continue reading

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MaaS and the Concept of Scale- The US is really big, the Netherlands really small.

I was fortunate enough to attend the MaaS Market Concept to Delivery seminar held this week in Atlanta. It was sponsored by my friends at the UK’s ITS International magazine. I learned a lot, but maybe not exactly what the … Continue reading

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Apple Makes Parking Look Easy, Too

We’ve all heard the stories about how great it is to work for Apple. The company’s 2.8 million-square-foot Apple Park in Cupertino, Calif. features office buildings, a cafeteria and coffee shop, a visitor’s center, a fitness facility with yoga and … Continue reading

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