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October 2018

Disruption in Parking — Another Look

Back in Early October, I wrote a piece poo pooing disruption in our industry. At the Temecula Group, some took exception. It may have to do with definitions. Consider this one: A disrupter creates new markets and value networks and … Continue reading

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A Fly in the Shoup, Continued…

And then we have to go in and clean up the mess. We had a lot of discussions at this year’s Temecula Parking Group about cities and the many issues they have dealing with technology and rules and regulations. Parking … Continue reading

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NPA – Welcoming and Engaged

I have been asked what made this NPA event so special.  My answer is twofold, welcoming and engagement. First of all, every level of the association is welcoming. From President Christine Banning to outgoing chair Alan Lazowski, to incoming chair … Continue reading

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We Need a Speech About “How to Fail”

I have been thinking about the keynote speech we all heard at the NPA confab yesterday. Frankly if you have heard a couple of these, you could probably tell me what this one was about. Here’s the Title: Innovate or … Continue reading

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NPA Knocks it out of the Park

The 2018 National Parking Association Conference and Expo is underway and Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and I have to say without reservation it is the leading parking trade event of the year, bar none. Christine Banning and her crew … Continue reading

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Busy Time in Parking Blog Land

The next few days are busy for Parking Today Media. Astrid, Eric, Peter, Jordan and I are heading for the Temecula Group. Next week Astrid, Marcy, Jordan, Peter and I will be at the NPA Convention in Las Vegas. Early … Continue reading

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Scooter Chaos – I have a Solution

Cities across the fruited plain are rebelling against electric scooters. Although safety may be an issue, the one that seems to stick in most city’s craw is that the riders seem to leave them scattered around willy nilly, blocking streets, … Continue reading

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City Parking Manager Fined $16K, But He Still has a Job

A garage manager who is paid over $100,000 a year, has been fined $16,000 for stealing $10,000 worth of parking from the city of Los Angeles. Seem he stored three vehicles in the garage he managed and didn’t pay the … Continue reading

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A Booming Economy, the Downside

The economy is booming, companies are growing, unemployment is at historic lows. What could be the downside? Simple. There are tens of thousands of good paying jobs that are not being filled. That means that potential employees are in the … Continue reading

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Curbway – All the Best…

I’m always excited when I hear about a new company appearing on the scene. I received a head up call from Charley DeBow that he and a few other parking pros including John Spivey and Nathan Donnell had formed a … Continue reading

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