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January 9, 2017

Consultant’s Corner: Parking Politics

Unfortunately, agencies often find themselves treading water in a bureaucratic swamp making it an arduous task to pass projects of change. Who thought it would be so hard to spend money in order to make money. As I have come to realize, the issue is magnified when it comes to the issue of parking within […]

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January 5, 2017

How should parking fit in with transit-oriented development?

We can continue to make our roads wider and our parking garages taller, but as the population grows and the proportion of urban dwellers rises, cities will face increasing pressure to utilize space more efficiently. City planners are turning to the principles of transit-oriented development (TOD) as a technique to mitigate urban sprawl and reduce […]

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December 28, 2016

My First Trip to Intertraffic Amsterdam

In March, I had the great opportunity to travel to Amsterdam to attend Intertraffic 2014.  I had heard many stories about the size and magnitude of this tradeshow, but nothing can truly prepare you until you experience it in person. Intertraffic is held every 2 years at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition center. It’s held over 4 […]

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November 15, 2016

Enforcement: Maximizing Your Resources Using Technology

Parking enforcement is evolving. Back in the day, a parking enforcement officer (PEO) was sent into the field with a ticket book, a chalking stick, and a simple review of the municipal codes in order to monitor the enforcement areas. With the ongoing development of parking technology, escalating parking rates and increased penalty values, you […]

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October 13, 2016

Downtown Riverside parking costs could go up

Riverside hasn’t raised fees in six years, and money could fund improvements, consultant says. If city officials follow a consultant’s recommendations, parking in downtown Riverside might get more expensive, but the increased revenue could help pay for better parking facilities and security. After studying parking patterns on downtown streets and in public garages and hearing […]

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August 31, 2016

City’s parking headache examined

Business owners and employees raised concerns Monday night after learning the leased spaces – which some of them said they waited months to get – might not be guaranteed in the future road map of downtown parking. By EMILY WEAVERTimes-News Staff Writer   Business owners and employees raised concerns Monday night after learning the leased […]

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July 30, 2016

Consultants Coming to Study Downtown Parking Next Week

Vehicles park along Main Street in downtown Hendersonville. Hendersonville City Council approved a budget amendment of $24,875 Thursday to pay for a comprehensive parking study by Dixon Resources Unlimited in August.   In the midst of peak leaf season, as some of the last waves of tourists wash over the City of Four Seasons, filling […]

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July 3, 2016

RIVERSIDE: Is downtown parking a problem?

Anyone who’s served jury duty in Riverside or visited the Mission Inn’s Festival of Lights probably has a complaint about downtown parking. Now the city wants to hear those complaints as it launches a parking study to determine whether downtown has enough parking spaces, if they’re in the right places and how much the city […]

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June 12, 2016

This ‘Barnacle’ Wears No ‘Boots’

It’s amazing how rapidly technology is evolving within our industry. Just like the latest cellphone release, I always look forward to the latest development and service features from our vendors. And this year at the Parking Industry Exhibition (PIE) in Las Vegas, I was not disappointed. As I walked the trade show floor, I was […]

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