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2007

Parking USA

Parking is different in every state – at least it is in the 6 different states I have lived in during my life: Utah, New

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Lighting Jackpot in Vegas

 “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.” That’s what they say, but when it comes to hitting it big, the story usually gets out. That’s

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Start an Execution Revolution:

Companies frequently develop vision and mission statements about being number one in their industry, the great service they provide to customers, and their rewarding work

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A Decade of Parking Rates

I have been reading my favorite magazine and blog and find a discussion going on, perhaps tangentially, about garage pricing, or the lack of it.

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Notes from Big Ben …

News is like buses, sometimes. You wait for months and nothing really happens, and then suddenly everybody is doing something interesting, and I don’t know

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PT The Auditor

Here’s the issue: We’ve moved from tracking contract card holders on 3×5 cards to complex data bases that need constant updating. They are most likely

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On the Bright Side

It’s probably the only thing that “80s hair band concerts, old-fashioned tractor shows, arts and crafts festivals, traveling carnivals and rural weddings have in common:

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Case Study:

Toronto Zoo calls itself Canada’s premier zoo; it’s a favorite stop for more than 1.2 million visitors a year. Its popularity translates into a very

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Revenue Control

Parking Today began research for this article with a premise. That is, many garages built today were designed not with pay-on-foot or pay-and-display, but with

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Steel: It’s Worth Another Look

Given the state of rising costs for concrete construction materials and shrinking maintenance budgets, many owners are requesting a viable alternative parking structure design. Steel

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Tragedy Goes to School:

On a recent wind-swept May morning, the Virginia Tech campus quietly hummed with life. Students attended their final week of classes before exams. Parents loaded

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A Thing Called Negligence

I thought it would make sense to explain the most common form of a lawsuit. It is typically called negligence. To most people, negligence means

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AVI and No Visible Reader

Security and routine operations at most plants and refineries are often at cross purposes. Efficiency demands that workers have quick access to all areas of

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Airports Need Audits, Too …

Patron cheating and employee theft can be common in public parking operations at airports, hospitals and universities, as well as downtown. Research indicates that employee

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Parking Enforcement:

“Parking Enforcement Officers should be more like park rangers and less like tax collectors,” says Cory Marchasin, President of Paylock. “They should be there to

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“Land of Sand’

Another day, another dollar, and I am still splitting my time between “The Old Country” and Abu Dhabi, the “Land of Sand,” as we pursue

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Our Next Big Safety Decision

When most people think of heart defibrillators, they think of a doctor in an emergency room yelling “Clear!” The devices seem complicated and dangerous, and

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Park Across America

“We are at the awareness stage. Cities, transit authorities, parking authorities, universities, airports, hospitals – all are curious. They have a problem, this is a

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PT And The Law

Your first experience in a lawsuit may be as a witness in a deposition. Here is a general guide to the process and what you

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The Multi-Use Facility

Few would think that one of the biggest headaches in a multi-use facility that is mainly a shopping village would be accounting for and controlling

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In-Car Meter Goes Online

Convenience – that’s what parking should be all about. What is more convenient than going online and ordering your parking and having it delivered a

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The Revenue Survey

If you took a quick look at the results of Parking Today’s biennial e-mail survey on revenue control, you would be forced to conclude the

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