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June 2018

Does the Author have a dog in the fight? Driverless Vehicles VS Congestion, Parking, and Left Turns

This week the Wall Street Journal published a special eight page report on the “Future of Cities.” The lead article was about driverless cars the wonders they will bring to cities. The graphic showed central operating systems for all vehicles … Continue reading

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The Man in the Arena

In 1910, Theodore Roosevelt spoke on “Citizenship in a Republic” to the Sorbonne, in Paris. This is an excerpt from that speech: It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, … Continue reading

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Next Week – Its the Fourth

Independence Day falls on Wednesday next week. It’s a day when all the dogs go crazy, the citizens of our fair land celebrate with parades, music, fireworks, and food meant to be burnt and eaten outside washed down with adult … Continue reading

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No one ever got fired buying IBM

That headline has only a tangential relationship to this blog, but I hope it got your attention. When I was rereading the previous post about TDM and how our betters seem to go for the big, expensive solution to all … Continue reading

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Organizational Goals – A Carrot and a Stick

I had a nice chat yesterday with David Straus, Executive Director of ACT, the Association for Commuter Transportation. According to its web site its an organization that works with the government to make commuter transportation less focused on single occupancy … Continue reading

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Its Summertime, and the living is……..

Its Summer, and the mind turns to vacation. Heading out on the open road, seeing new sights, living the good life, letting the kids experience new things, meet new people, share new ideas. Or not. Will you be taking a … Continue reading

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Party Party Party

Networking was the name of the game as Southland Printing sponsored music and cocktails for more than 500 attendees at the IPI show Tuesday evening. The timing of the event was perfect as it wound down in time for people … Continue reading

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Something Special at the IPI

I have been to two parking trade events so far this year, the IPI and PIE. I’ll tell you about the IPI in a minute, but first I want to comment on a feeling that seems to be in the … Continue reading

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I was Wrong!

Trade events bring together people from across the industry. Its a time to learn and acquire information. Today we met our friends at Parking Network and discovered we have given out some erroneous information about their company. Jorrit, the CEO … Continue reading

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Our Bags are Packed, We’re Ready to Go……

The largest media company in parking is heading out to the largest trade show in parking. It gives us the opportunity to see people face to face that we talk to all year. I’m looking forward to it. To meet … Continue reading

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