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January 2019

Its Time to Play Offense

I was supposed to fly to Chicago on Tuesday for an interview with Yona Shtern, CEO of newly branded Arrive (Formerly parkwhiz). Yona, whose home is in Montreal was flying in from Canada. Both of us found that the cold … Continue reading

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Can you really meet 30 people in 90 minutes? Yep at PIE

Studies have shown that you ‘size someone up’ in anywhere from one to seven seconds. It may be unfortunate, but that’s how it goes. Think about it. When you see someone on the street, or in business, like it or … Continue reading

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No Offense/None Taken: My Blog and Clarity

My blog below on renaming the parking industry (Parking thy name is Mobility) elicited the following response. I thought it important enough to bring it out into the sunlight so we all could benefit from its wisdom: No offense John, … Continue reading

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Don’t Say “Alexa” in my Living Room

I bought an “Alexa” device for my wife for Christmas. She told me she was afraid to set it up because Jeff Bezos might be listening to our private conversations. I asked her why he would care about the stuff … Continue reading

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Parking – Are We Partners or Are We Prey?

There are some big names out there – Visa, Apple, Google, Ford, BMW, Verizon, ATT, Amazon. They have a world view that is biblical in size. Why should they care about little ole parking? They could buy our entire industry … Continue reading

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Parking thy name is Mobility

I have been musing about name changes and when I did my daily review of Parknews.biz I noted that a large number of the stories focus on “Mobility” in their headlines and leading paragraphs. In some cases parking isn’t mentioned … Continue reading

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Hyundai Predicts Level 4 AV in 11 years. Level 5???

Two years ago we discussed in detail when autonomous vehicles would be commercially available. Wags from silicon valley said, “just around the corner” or “just over the horizon.”  The inference being within the next decade, certainly. That was in 2017.  … Continue reading

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Midwest Parking Resource Forum Launched at PIE 2019; Municipal Parking Managers – Don’t Miss This Major Event

This is an event where parking managers from cities of all sizes can come together and discuss common problems and solutions. Moderated by Julie Dixon of Dixon Resources Unlimited the program mirrors similar extremely successful events she holds in Northern … Continue reading

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Do you Lack Original Thought?

We live in a world of clichés. Our businesses are surrounded by them. An article in “Fast Company” posted on Parknews.biz lists five that we use every day, and most likely use them to cover for the boss. Consider. “Let’s … Continue reading

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Mobility is more than a Service; MaaS includes Smart Parking as well – PIE 2019

One of the highlights of the Smart Parking Symposium being held as a part of the Parking Industry Expo 2019 this March in Chicago will be a presentation by senior policy advisor Jack Opiola on Mobility as a Service. He … Continue reading

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