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September 2018

Parking vs Mobility – Is it time to Rename an Industry

Kenzie Coulson, who runs the parking and transportation operations for the city of Park City, Utah, had an interesting discussion with Astrid at the SWAPTA meet in Las Vegas: When you want to talk about parking, the average citizen may … Continue reading

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35% Parking Tax and Forbid Monthly Parking…Where to Begin

An opinion piece in the New York Times (you can follow the link at parknews.biz) calls for a citywide 35% tax (up from 18% in Manhattan and 10% in the rest of the city) plus forbidding the sale of monthly … Continue reading

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Parking Today — Content Rules

I have just received the final looksee at PT October before it heads to the printer. My wonderful team outdid themselves this month. The theme is Dealers/Installers and our new staff writer Ann Shepphird did a superb job interviewing dealers … Continue reading

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I admit it, I’m a Grouch

When I reread this blog piece, and with the urging of Astrid, I began to think about the people I was damning and realized that I, for the most part, was looking in a mirror. All the “Self Centered” items … Continue reading

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Is Parking’s Emerging Tech an Early Sunrise or a Bright Sunny Day?

When I hear “emerging technology” I think of the sun coming up first thing in the morning. Its dark, then the day gets brighter and brighter. Technology sometimes works that way. We hear about it, then it becomes more apparent, … Continue reading

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Hell Just Froze Over – JVH Right Again!

As you may remember, I have been railing against panic over autonomous vehicles for the past two years. The mainstream media has been calling me out and has jumped on board the AV express. Speakers at “non-PIE” events have been … Continue reading

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Welcome to Reykjavik … Parking, that is

According to “lonely planet” Reykjavik is “The world’s most northerly capital and combines colourful buildings, quirky, creative people, eye-popping design, wild nightlife and a capricious soul.” I was honored to be able to spend a few hours with Kolbrun Jonatansdottir … Continue reading

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A response from someone who knows what he is talking about

My post above about using cell phones in teaching came from an aging wag (me) who admits to knowing nothing about the subject. I asked son Andy to comment. And he did. I bring his post from the comments section … Continue reading

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I am so out of it

I have discovered I am completely out of it when it comes to dealing with the young. I don’t mean 20 year olds although that can be a challenge. I mean kids in elementary and middle school. I friend told … Continue reading

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At Sea

It’s like you are in a baby’s cradle, being slowly rocked back and forth, back and forth. You go to sleep quickly, but walking down the hall to breakfast can be a bit of a challenge. We had a bit … Continue reading

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