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January 10, 2017

Parking study calls for more enforcement, higher fines

In their first unveiling of results from a city parking study, traffic analysts from Dixon Resources Unlimited on Friday shared a mixed bag of suggestions to curb parking complaints. By Emily WeaverTimes-News Staff Writer In their first unveiling Friday of results from a parking study that began in September, traffic analysts from Dixon Resources Unlimited […]

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January 10, 2017

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 spaces […]

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January 9, 2017

Parking Sensors – Do You Need Them? is accuracy important? yes!

A municipal client recently asked, “Should we install parking sensors?” As a parking professional who has been involved with several sensor implementations, I get asked this question almost on a daily basis. The following recounts a recent discussion: There is no simple answer to this inquiry, and while I hate responding to a question with […]

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January 9, 2017

Parking Technology Review & How to Procure It

This PIE 2016 presentation will feature reviews of the latest parking technology and integrated solutions available. the considerations an agency must evaluate in order to address its short- and long-term parking planning and ensure an adaptive solution that will integrate with the ongoing evolution of parking technology. procurement processes and performance standards that should be […]

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January 9, 2017

Consultant’s Corner

The Parking Industry: An Unlikely Comparison As the common phrase goes, “no one expects to get into parking.” I can’t say that I am any different than those voices. There is a parking industry and it is very much alive, real and growing. Having imbedded myself into the industry it is obvious that technology has […]

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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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