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New York has difficulty collecting from the worst parking ticket scofflaws - 08.31

La Crosse, WI: Debate over how to improve parking ramps - 08.31

For handicapped motorists, parking in Luzerne County, PA an ongoing obstacle. Enforcement lags behind victims’ struggles - 08.31

Tulsa, OK: Parking as solar-powered entertainment - 08.30

UK: Thousands of Brits left cars with airport parking companies this summer. Firms at Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester airports have been exposed - 08.30

UAE: 1,300 parking spaces added to Mall of the Emirates parking - 08.30

South Jersey Towns Brace For Parking Problems Papal Weekend - 08.28

City of Jackson, MS to consider electronic parking meters - 08.28

Endicott, NY: Homeowners, local charities profit by offering DSGO parking - 08.28

You probably don’t use all that car technology you paid for - 08.28

City of Tulsa, OK adds parking meters to the Brady District while making other significant changes to parking downtown - 08.28

Misuses of disabled parking spaces a headache for some in Colorado Springs, CO - 08.28

Lynn, MA Parking Department director under fire as mayoral probe begins - 08.27

Australia: New parking meters jammed in Yarraville protest - 08.27

License plate reader helps catch VA shooter. Readers also used by Jacksonville, FL Parking Enforcement - 08.27

Parking meters found their way onto Raleigh, NC streets in 1930s, ‘40s - 08.27

WILMINGTON, NC; Buses, limos can reserve downtown parking spaces - 08.26

Ben Wellington: How we found the worst place to park in New York City — using big data - 08.26

Blacksburg, VA: Free parking week at Virginia Tech? Not quite - 08.26

Group to turn Detroit, MI parking spot into 'parklet' to foster walkability talk - 08.26

New cars come packed with tech drivers don't want. 35 percent of eschew automated parking features - 08.25

Parking building to re-open in Logan, WV - 08.25

Fee added to late parking tickets in Newark, DE - 08.25

Old parking meters collect change for homeless in Salt Lake City, UT - 08.25

Customers Uneasy After Thieves Steal Keys, Cars From Bronx, NY Parking Garage - 08.25

Engineer's frustration might have fixed downtown Omaha, NE parking - 08.24

How to Park in Ithaca, NY - 08.24

Winter Park, FL: City Commission approves new parking garage rules - 08.24

Chico, CA: Smart parking meters are a wise choice - 08.24

Change is coming to Salem, OR Capitol Mall parking meters - 08.24

Newnan, GA: Technology To Limit Downtown Parking - 08.24

Foxborough, MA: Gillette parking plan could ease congestion, bank $1m. New plan shuttles stadium’s game-day employees from off-site lots - 08.21

City tweaking downtown Petoskey, MI parking setup, more meters going up - 08.21

Parking meters stolen from streets in downtown Muscatine, IA - 08.21

Ann Arbor, MI: Car fires close University of Michigan hospital parking structure - 08.21

Study Finds Shortage of Truck Parking a ‘Safety Concern’ - 08.21

Smart parking meters that take payment cards being installed in downtown Chico, CA - 08.20

The Jackson, MS Police Department investigates parking meter thefts - 08.20

NYC’s Parking Ticket Deals Cost Millions That Could Be Used for Street Safety - 08.20

Vehicles, Electrical Panels Submerged When Water Main Break Floods Parking Garage in Newport Beach, CA. At least six feet of standing water reported in the Capital Pacific Holdings Inc. parking garage - 08.19

The Race to the $1 Million Parking Spot. As parking in major cities becomes scarce, developers are charging record prices for parking spaces in luxury condominiums - 08.19

San Francisco, CA: Enclosed, Secure Bike Parking Unveiled In Civic Center Station - 08.19

San Rafael, CA moves forward with downtown parking garage redevelopment - 08.19

SPRINGFIELD, MO: MSU (Missouri State) Springfield tries to solve parking problems on campus. Students say finding parking spaces are hard to come by - 08.19

$1.5 million valet parking dispute pits Miami, FL luxury condo board against developer - 08.19

Chicago can't afford another privatization 'deal' - 08.18

Small town parking vision in the big city - 08.18

UK, London: South Kensington 'parking space' sells for £200,000 after bidding war - 08.18


St. Paul, MN looks to parking for 2016 budget. A “market-based” approach to parking - 08.18

Credit Card Transaction Fee Goes Into Effect At San Francisco, CA Parking Meters - 08.18

PANAMA CITY, FL: Parking At Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center Causes Controversy

Los Angeles, CA: UCLA must provide parking for growing student, faculty population - 08.17

Germany, Trieberg: 'Sexist' men's parking spaces reignite anger - 08.17

Man vs. machine: Can self-driving cars really replace human drivers? - 08.17

Meters collect $225 a month for St. Petersburg, FL homeless - 08.17

Does paid parking confuse electric-vehicle operators? "Electric Avenue," Portland, OR - 08.17

The Civil Disobedience of Double Parking - Revolution in the streets - 08.17

Chico, CA begins installation of smart parking meters - 08.17

KU (Kansas University) Parking going paperless, stickerless. New system for parking on campus includes ‘e-permits’ and license plate readers - 08.17

TUCSON, AZ: Some drivers confused by downtown parking meters - 08.14

Best way to deal with parking spot stealers! A bit of Friday Parking Fun 😇 - 08.14

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport alters parking plans to keep option of expanding garage. It is revising how it will install canopies over airport parking lots - 08.14

More parking planned for San Diego (CA) International Airport. In exchange for getting crucial Coastal Commission permit, airport must promote mass transit - 08.14

Parking meter fines for disabled drivers? Yes, on Lafayette, CA private lots - 08.14

Broken meters? A fix is on the way according to Greenwich, CT Parking Services - 08.14

Not all in St. Paul, MN happy with proposed evening parking fees - 08.14

Menlo Park, CA: Street parking likely going away near bayfront - 08.13

CHAMBERSBURG, PA: Disgruntled man can't pay parking fine with rolls of pennies - 08.13

Chico, CA: Installation of 450 smart meters starts next week to improve downtown parking - 08.13

Halifax, Canada: Parking tickets bring in $4m for HRM in the last fiscal year - 08.13

Self-driving cars will cost cities, futurists say - 08.13

What to expect from 5G wireless. Connecting everything as well as everyone. Connected cities; automobiles and parking meters - 08.12

Plenty of Spots Available at Bethesda’s, MD New 960-Space Parking Garage - 08.12


CANBERRA, Australia: Kind stranger pays parking ticket, leaves heartwarming note for mother of sick baby - 08.12

Canada: More parking stations activated in Saskatoon as the city pulls the old meters - 08.12

SEATTLE, WA: New bike lanes to Alki Beach would choke already crammed parking, neighbors say - 08.12

UK, Glasgow: Driver gets ticket after paying for parking using new mobile phone app - 08.11

Downtown St. Paul, MN may say goodbye to free night street parking - 08.11

L.A., CA council OKs sweeping plan to add bike lanes, bus routes by 2035; Mobility Plan 2035 - 08.11

Canada: City of Regina to shift from parking enforcement to education - 08.11

Changes being made to Seattle, WA parking rates and hours - 08.11

Coleman proposes a market-based plan to spread out downtown St. Paul, MN parking - 08.11

LA, CA: Nearly 1,000 UCLA students waitlisted for fall 2015 parking permits - 08.11

Seattle, WA readies to tweak street parking fees, hours - 08.10

Free parking may return to downtown Ithaca, NY - 08.10

Indonesia: Electronic parking meters increase Jakarta’s revenue - 08.10

Valet parking may come to downtown Chandler, AZ - 08.10

UK: Supercars worth millions are slapped with parking fines after being left on double yellow lines in city centre - 08.10

Portland, OR: 'Electric Avenue' long-term loophole raises questions about parking use - 08.07

Newark, DE rebrands parking enforcement officers as 'ambassadors' - 08.07

Price To Park In Santa Ana, CA, Will Soon Increase - 08.07

Corpus Christi police to enforce new Texas law against drivers misusing disability parking passes - 08.06

Santa Ana, CA to Hike Downtown Parking Rates - 08.06

Chicago, IL: New rules proposed by the mayor would allow for increased density and relax parking requirements - 08.06

Sacramento, CA: Online Petition Hopes to Stop Parking Meter Price Bump - 08.06

New system doesn’t benefit students at The University of Texas (UT) at Arlington. MAVPark - 08.05

Philadelphia, PA: Finally, a reason to love a parking meter. Meter Murals - 08.05

With taxpayer help, Syracuse University (NY) builds $4 million parking lot - 08.05

Parking Industry / Company News

Santa Rosa, CA Selects Passport as New Mobile Pay Provider - 09.03

Save $100 OFF 3 or 4 day packages for PIE 2016 in Las Vegas - 09.02

MobileNOW! Announces Expansion throughout East Regions - 09.02

Partner with Moneris, one of the industry leaders in payment processing when it comes to security, reliability and ease of use - 09.02

Luxe Announces its First Director of Communications - 09.01

First successful installation of Cale CWT Compact terminals in Kuala Lumpur - 09.01


Moneris works with Verifone to offer one of the first EMV-certified unattended payment solutions in the United States - 08.31

Barron Lighting Group Brings Two New Hires To Their Team - 08.31

ParkingExec Awards Recognize Excellence & Achievement in Parking Industry Winners of ParkingExec’s Inaugural Awards Program Represent the Future of Parking; (SpotHero) - 08.31

Stockton, CA Rolls Out Cell Phone Enabled Parking Meters; Parkmobile - 08.31

Portland has 11.6 million reasons to stick with Cale America - 08.31

Whoosh! Parking App Debuts on (SIUE) Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Campus; Parkeon - 08.31

City Of Phoenix, AZ Announces Smart City App Hack Finalists; ParkX - 08.31

17th EPA Congress and Parken 2015, 23 – 25 September, Berlin, Germany - 08.31

Car2Go Faces Parking Hurdles in New York Market - 08.31

Welcome to NPA's 64th Annual Convention & Expo, August 31–September 3, 2015, Fontainebleau Miami Beach, FL - 08.31

MobileNow! Pay-by-Cellphone Parking Available throughout South Orange, NJ - 08.31

Utilization Begins with Utility by Charlie Youakim, co-CEO at Passport - 08.31

Portland, OR: Cale America barely beat out competition, records show; Parkeon - 08.30

‘Daring Greatly’: Invitation to Re-Evaluation - BOOK REVIEW By Astrid Ambroziak, editor of ParkNews.biz - 08.28

They Have My Credit Card, Why do I have to go back to ‘feed the meter?’ - JVH ParkingToday Blog - 08.28

On-demand parking service ZIRX to convert parking attendants and dispatchers to employees - 08.28

UNI (University of Northern Iowa), Parking Manager Employment Opportunity - 08.28

TrustCommerce Is Now Certified for EMV with the First Data Rapid Connect Platform - 08.28

ParkX reaching milestones one parking meter at a time - 08.28

Harrisburg, PA street parking meters bringing in more cash than expected this year; SP +; Trimont - 08.28

People in Parking Directory - PIP's space deadline is September 28th, 2015 - 08.28

Smart City Landscape 2015, international summit by Information Exchange Group- Dubai, September 10-11, 2015

Parking smart: A phone app, Parkmobile, can soon buy drivers extra time. The Pittsburgh Parking Authority giving customers what they want most: flexibility - -08.28

Australia: Wilson Parking hits back at Subiaco councillor Mark Burns for 'psychopath' comment - 08.28

Madison, WI: Alliant Energy Launches Wisconsin Solar Demo Project; solar parking canopies covering nearly 50 parking spaces, 13 electric vehicle charging stations - 08.27

Parking Payment Program Expanded in South Orange, NJ; MobileNow! - 08.27

Primoris Receives Parking Structure Award Worth $10 M. The parking structure is part of the restoration of the historic Ford Factory building in West Los Angeles, CA - 08.27

What Does An Engineer Look Like to You? Pt. 2 by Emily Wilson, Passport - 08.27

Disruption — It Seems Like the Term Began This Year - JVH ParkingToday Blog - 08.27

This NYC parking space probably costs more than your apartment; The Park Plus system - 08.27

Standard Parking repays Harrisburg, PA $447K after accidentally pocketing payments; SP+; Trimont; Park Harrisburg - 08.27


Top 7 Sessions To Attend at NPA 2015 - ParkingExec powered by SpotHero - 08.27

Will this chip prevent parking tickets? That’s the hope of the creators of startup Aware Stack - 08.27

STOCKTON, CA: Parking at a meter? There's an app for that; Parkmobile; SP Plus - 08.27

Company reboots Portland, ME parking business, but not without backlash; Unified Parking Partners - 08.27

MobileNOW! Expands in South Orange, NJ. Successful Mobile Payment Adoption Leads to Total Expansion - 08.26

Pay-by-smartphone street parking rolls out in Minneapolis, MN; MPLS Parking App operated by Parkmobile - 08.26

Event Parking at a Landlocked University By Dennis Delaney, Parking & Transportation Services, at UT-Austin - 08.26

Why Uber is to blame for yellow cabs clogging street parking in NYC - 08.26

Pay for parking on your phone now available on (SIUE) Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; Whoosh! app from Parkeon - 08.26

Parkmobile is helping spark the parking revolution on college and university campuses across the country with the use of their mobile payments solution - 08.26

Pay-by-phone parking app now available in parts of Minneapolis, MN; The MPLS Parking App, Parkmobile - 08.26

Enjoy worry-free “prarking.” Spelling error plagues Wilkes-Barre, PA parking meters. Pango to replace the misspelled decals with new ones - 08.26

City of Boston Awarding 40 Parking Spaces to Enterprise CarShare - 08.26

Ridgewood, NJ moves ahead with financial study for parking garage; Walker Parking Consultants - 08.26

Coin-operated meters are back in downtown Toledo, OH; Park Smart meters equipped with Parkmobile app - 08.26

Uber announces new research project for self-driving cars - 08.26

The 5 stages of grief for a disrupted business, and how to avoid them by Nick Austin, Founder and CEO of Divvy Parking - 08.26

Electric car chargers move from parking lots to curbsides in Burbank, CA; California Energy Commission - 08.26

Los Angeles poised to approve policy that would allow Uber, Lyft at LAX - 08.25

Revolutionary app-based parking system saves fines, time and money; AppyParking; Vodafone - 08.25

Ian Sustar Joins R.A. Smith National as Construction Services Representative - 08.25

Really!?!?!? I can’t remember 4 digits? - JVH ParkingToday Blog - 08.25

Flying cars, driverless vehicles, parking apps: Tech startups want to change way you drive; ParkMe - 08.25

Parkhound and Local Property Owners Offer Alternative to Expensive Airport Parking - 08.25

“Something I Can’t Imagine Living Without!" - JVH ParkingToday Blog - 08.25

New Zealand: Regulator signals tighter squeeze for parking takeover; Wilson Parking's acquisition of rival car park operator Tournament Parking - 08.25

UNL (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) launches new parking payment app; Passport - 08.25

Australia: Devonport to test pay-by-phone parking system; EasyPark - 08.25

Lost in the lot? These apps will locate your parked car; AwareCar; Honk IOS; ParkWhiz - 08.25

Phone app will allow parkers to add time in Pittsburgh, PA; Parkmobile - 08.25

Parking’s Secret to Staying Relevant in a Mobile World By Mark Lawrence, Co-Founder and CEO, SpotHero - 08.24

Humber River Hospital Selects Park Assist To Create An Effortless Parking Experience - 08.24

The Challenges of Pay by Plate Series; gtechna - 08.24

Launch Of World's First Self-Driven Car Service, Revv With 100Pct Doorstep Delivery - 08.24

Smart Card Alliance Annual Member Meeting Brings Cross-Industry Perspectives Together on Smart Cards and Applications - 08.24


Finally, An App That Keeps Track of the Parking Meter for You. A $9 device can save you from a $50 parking ticket; AwareCar - 08.24

Pedal and Park: A Bike Valet at Work. Boston Properties offers the service for New Yorkers who commute by bicycle - 08.24

City sees Omaha, NE parking meter rate hikes as tool to fuel development, help businesses; Prof. Donald Shoup; Nelson/Nygaard - 08.24

Seattle, WA homebuyers weighing value of parking spots; Uber; Lyft; Car2Go - 08.24

Founder Perseverance: Bob Youakim, Founder and Co-CEO of Passport - 08.21

Special offer for past PIE attendees to join us, as PIE and Parking Today celebrate at the iconic Westgate Hotel in Las Vegas! $200 Off 3 or 4 day packages! - 08.21

West Lafayette, IN police to track your license plate. NuPark - 08.21

U.S. DOT releases parking study, announces coalition to tackle long-standing problem - 08.21

The Smartphone. The Future Nexus of University Parking by Charlie Youakim, Co-CEO of Passport - 08.21

Parking help on the way at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, FL. A parking guidance system, with LED lights and cameras; A mobile app; Curbside valet - 08.21

TagMaster is starting the restructuring of the recently acquired company CitySync - 08.21

How the 1 percent park: $1 million parking spots. The cost of parking in some big cities is reaching astronomical heights, driven by the uber-rich. An option: Luxe - 08.21

Parking frustrations in Rehoboth, DE: Meters that don't take credit cards. Pay by phone option with Parkmobile is growing - 08.21

Town of Boone, NC Collects $73,000 in Revenue for Metered Parking From April Through June; IPS Group; McLaurin Parking Services - 08.21


Parking Innovations Coming To Bronxville, NY Meters, Lots; Pango - 08.20

Come October, Your Credit Card Machine Needs to Be EMV Compliant - 08.20

Pittsburgh Parking Authority (PA) to contract with Atlanta-based Parkmobile USA, which already provides pay-by-phone technology for public parking in 33 major cities & over 1,000 locations - 08.20

SP Plus Corp Lifted to “Hold” at Zacks (SP) - 08.20

Robotic parking system developer Boomerang Systems files for Ch. 11 as equity plan unravels - 08.20

Parking in OZ - JVH ParkingToday Blog - 08.20

Downtown Hamilton, OH parking meters now payable via smartphone app; Passport - 08.20

Smart Parking Systems. Sensor and Communications Hardware, Software, Services, and Smart City Applications: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts - 08.20

Pay-by-phone parking coming to Pittsburgh, PA; Parkmobile - 08.20

Memphis, TN: Parking authority seals deal on One Beale; Republic Parking System - 08.20


"Great leaders move us—they inspire, motivate, and energize us. How? They do it through emotional intelligence." Quiz Yourself: Do You Lead with Emotional Intelligence? by Annie McKee, Harvard Business Review

"The bottom line is that women who want to work in the technology fields should never feel limited in what they can accomplish." - What Does An Engineer Look Like to You? Pt. 2 by Emily Wilson, Passport

Innovation: these industries & businesses facing disruption need 2 stop going around in circles. We can take lessons from past reactions & move on, from what is undeniably recognisable as ‘five stages of (disruption) grief’ - Nick Austin, Divvy

The NPA has selected its inaugural 40 Under 40 class of young professionals & leaders in the parking industry. The 40 chosen individuals will be inducted into the awards program @ the NPA 2015 Convention Expo, 08.31-09.03 @ the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

Founder Perseverance: Bob Youakim, Founder & Co-CEO of Passport: "He gave himself up 2 his vision & focused on forward movement. Most importantly, he assembled a team geared toward innovation & optimal decision making & built a culture of confidence."

"The whole idea of women in the tech industry has been at the top of my mind the past week. Why should women have to prove themselves as being engineers? Why do people have this image of what an engineer is supposed to look like?" - Emily Wilson, Passport

Winning Together: How Leading Brands Cooperate, Partner And Profit by James Rubec in Moneris Dx3 Session Review. Key insights on how you should choose your partners and what you can do with them.

An Arizona State College report predicts driverless automobiles will harm income streams for municipalities as fewer visitors tickets are issued. Some municipal leaders disagree.

Indian immigrants are tech's new titans. " ...evidence that a generation of Indians has benefited from upbringings in a culture that values humility, family and respect for all walks of life, according to cultural experts & Indian executives themselves."

Cale takes corrective action following special board investigation. In an open letter to customers, CEO Anton Kaya outlines additional steps the company is taking to recover from damage caused by a former independent distributor.

Canopy Airport Parking in Commerce City, CO, offers free Electric Vehicle (EV) charging and is the first airport parking facility to receive the Green Garage Certification from the Green Parking Council. Learn more at canopyairportparking.com

Taking the Social Media Plunge @ the C-Level by Stephanie Newby. Brought 2 our attention by Kathleen Laney: "Today’s CEOs are recognizing that having a well-defined & consistent digital strategy is mandatory 2 interact w/ today’s customers"

"Curtis Lee (CEO, Luxe) sketched out hypothetical scenarios where cars being parked by Luxe could be added 2 the Uber network so its valets can drive them 2 make money in the interim. The result would reduce the cars parked in the garage & ..."

Imagination is more important than knowledge - by Ruth-Ellen Henry-Ovid

Passport: Starting From the Bottom. A conversation with Parking Technology Today and Charlie and Bob Youakim. "We’re working hard to keep our customers happy and drive this industry into the future.” - Bob Youakim

"Have you measured the true effective cost of processing cash in your environment? ... Would you rather have 100% of nothing or 97% of a purchase because you accepted payment cards?" - Bob Youakim, Co-CEO at Passport

ParkDetroit: "The city of Detroit will be home to the most comprehensive and customer-friendly parking meter system in the entire country." Collaboration of Cale America, Passport, Genetec Inc. & Duncan Solutions Inc.

35 Habits That Make Employees Extremely Valuable. Every employer wants employees who contribute to the overall success of the company. Here's how the best bring long-term ROI by BY KEVIN DAUM Inc. 500 entrepreneur and best-selling author.

Uber: Transit Agencies Must React by Charlie Youakim, co-CEO at Passport - "So, instead of regulating the impending monopolies that are being created – why not create the system, directly control the operations and benefit from the revenues directly?"

“Mcity” for Autonomous & Connected Car R&D: The test environment (Mcity is adverse to calling it a mere “test track”) is supposed to replicate “the broad range of complexities vehicles encounter in urban and suburban environments.”

In urban communities, an open parking lot not yet ripe for development can be the perfect union of developer and parking operator. ... Mount Vernon Triangle: Recently, the lot’s fence line has been turned into a canvas ...

Use parking apps 2 find lots, garages, valet & meters. A host of apps related 2 parking make the typically awful business of getting rid of your car temporarily into an option that's easier & frequently cheaper or w/predictable price - Glenn Fleishman

The Two Headed Snake: How to Lead Your Company With Two CEOs. Agree to Agree. Share the goal, divide the role. If you're confused, so is everyone else. Be first to share praise and first to accept blame. Perpetually reevaluate roles ...

"We’re open w/ our employees. We’re open w/ one another. We’re open & honest w/ our partners, our parking operators, our consumers. It could be about price disparities, it could be about mistakes we made, anything." Nick Miller CEO Parking Panda

There will be no roadside parking places in Helsinki, Finland 15 years from now. It will instead be possible to have a self-driving car pick you up in ten minutes by pressing a button on your smartphone.

A Rising Tide … JVH "Does a rising tide REALLY raise all boats? When JFK speechwriter Ted Sorenson was looking for something to help sell the then senators economic policies in Massachusetts, he borrowed the concept from a local chamber of commerce."

Cale Announces Apple Pay Enabled Pay Stations. Next-Generation Payment System Adds Customer Convenience and Security. Cale’s contactless payment option will allow customers to quickly and easily pay using their iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus or Apple Watch.


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