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2015

The Front Porch

 I live in a pretty pathetic neighborhood as far as neighborly relationships go. It’s not what I had hoped for when Ruth and I built

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Industry News

 T2 Systems announced it ranked No. 444 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and

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Implementing a Parking Strategy

 The basic premise in thinking about implementing a parking strategy is simple: There is a limited parking supply and a growing (often uncontrolled) demand for

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INRIX Completes ParkMe Purchase

 Acquisition Accelerates INRIX Development of ‘Smart Parking’ Services for Drivers Worldwide; ParkMe Co-Founders Join  INRIX Executive Team INRIX Inc., a leading provider of real-time traffic

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TECHNOLOGY

 In the broadly defined parking and transportation industry, you can’t go to a conference or open a publication without being inundated with presentations and articles

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Industry News

 Troy Hartjes, Andrew Stasiukevicius and Robert Wielgos have joined R.A. Smith National, a multi-disciplined civil engineering and surveying firm based in Brookfield, WI. – Hartjes

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I Forgot to Remember

 I like to blame my kids for my bad memory. I didn’t have any trouble remembering things when I was single and childless, but since

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Slaying the Parking Bogeymen

 Parking managers today are inundated with data. They have at their disposal a sea of information from disparate technologies: citations, staff performance, parking meter payments,

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TWITTER

 If someone told me two years ago that I would be following Twitter and Facebook, I would have told them they were crazy. This social

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Please, Find My Car

 The first camera-based parking guidance system (PGS) in a North American airport is slated for installation at Florida’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) by the

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Tickets Don’t Travel Well

 I like to think that most people are essentially honest. Parents teach their kids to return extra change mistakenly handed out at the cash register.

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Industry News

 Southland Printing Co. has made two additions to its sales team. Arthur “Art” C. Low Jr. has joined the company as an Outside Sales Representative.

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The Smartphone.

 Recently, we at Passport conducted a market research survey to take a closer look at smartphone and mobile payments usage in North America. An early

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Lynx Announces “Uber for Transit”

 DoubleMap, an Indianapolis- based transportation software company, announced it has entered into partnership with LYNX, the public transit agency in Orlando, Florida. This partnership marks

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Lie, Tweet … and Uber

 To get an investment or an employee, you have to lie, at least according to Danny Crichton, writing in TechCrunch (“Startups And The Big Lie,”

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A Rising Tide…

 Does a rising tide really lift all boats? When JFK speechwriter Ted Sorensen was looking for something to help sell the then-senator’s economic policies in

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Aloha, Parking

 I have always loved to travel – most people do – and happily, my kids have reached an age where they finally enhance, rather than

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Industry News

 Parkopedia, a leading parking information provider, has appointed Marty Zacharias as Senior Director of Business Development, a new position within the company. Based out of its

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A New Technology for Parking

 We are forever hearing these days of the inexorable rise in the number of issues associated with parking meters and mobile payments. Although the parking

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The Connected Car

 Wearables such as fitness trackers and smart watches are capturing a growing share of the mobile payments market, and the payments industry is starting to

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Mobile Parking Apps – Israel

 Editor’s note: This article was originally published by NoCamels.com, the leading news website on Israeli innovations. Republished with permission from NoCamels.com – Israeli Innovation News.

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Uber is at the Front Door

 I learned one thing through multiple hard lessons during my years working on a PhD at MIT — whenever there’s a challenge/competition, the only way to

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Parking Changes

 With all the hype on technology in our parking industry, there must be a pony in there somewhere. My experience is that venture capitalists (VCs)

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Parking Apps

 If you have attended a trade show recently, you know parking apps have been springing up all over the place. It may seem that all

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Parking Technology News

 INRIX Inc. is launching a new service that to help millions of drivers quickly find on-street parking. Continuing their successful collaboration, the company announced that

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The Phases of Technology

 What’s really amazing about technology is not just its amazing capabilities, but the way it integrates into our lives. Two years ago, I still had

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Omni Channel Marketing

 It’s a typical Tuesday night in the Scott household, as Steve and Tracy cuddle on the couch to watch TV, Steve with his mobile phone

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Technology and Pink Park

 In the past few years, technological advances have been moving at lightning speed. More than 90% of adults in the U.S. have a cellphone, and

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Short parking stories

 Two entwined challenges that today’s transportation operators face are (1) attracting more riders and (2) making secure ticketless payment a reality. At the 2015 UITP

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Short parking stories

 EV Safe Charge, a new company offering safe, quick and reliable installation of electric vehicle-charging stations has started business, based in Los Angeles. The company

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Short parking stories

 StadiumPark, a mobile payment app for stadium, arena and event parking, provides reciprocal benefits to venues and their event attendees. Its users are able to

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Parking:

 What does “industry in transition” mean? For me, with 36 years in the business, it means I had to wait 31 years to see this!

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Yes, Virginia …

 It seems that every day there is a new app that can make our lives easier, more efficient, and over-all happier. Every day, there is

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