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new technology for all the concerned authorities. So RPS was able to contribute to the development and implementation of several new codes to facilitate future projects.


‘Parking Rock Star’ Doesn’t Buy Into Parking Apps They are emerging.You can get apps to help you find parking


spaces. I have commented on the problem of getting parking information on your cell/smart phone. (You can’t look at it and drive safely.) There are apps to help you find a parking meter in Man-


hattan that is broken (you can park free for an hour) and others that give you information about garages near a certain address.Whoopee. So a local blogger asked professor Don Shoup what he


thought about all this. His comment was classic: “I guess I’m skeptical about all these apps, in part because I think the main problem is mispricing of curb parking, rather than any lack of information.” Don’s point is that if you set the rates properly, there will


always be enough space. Set the rates so that there is always one space or so available per block space. The problem of finding parking goes away. If people don’t want to pay that price, they can quickly find an off-street cheaper space, or simply not drive into the area. I don’t understand why this is so difficult to understand. Let


themarket do its job. Proper pricing will allow spaces to be avail- able. All the information technology on the planet won’t help if there are no spaces available. There’s a commentary in a local paper that describes Santa


Monica’s proposed solution to its downtown parking dearth. They are setting close-in parking fees higher to entice people to park in cheaper lots on the edge of town and use shuttles (or their feet) to get to the downtown shopping area. The author is high on walking. He says folks should walk to


make the planet green and for their own health. If they park five or six blocks from the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, they can walk or, if they like, take a cheap shuttle. If they want to park nearby, they can pay the increased rates. Problem solved. Technology doesn’t solve parking problems; the good old


free market does. You could have read these entries when they were originally


posted at Parking Today’s Blog – and commented, if you liked – by logging on to www.parkingtoday.com and clicking on “blog.” JVH updates the blog almost every day.


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AIMS(EDC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Alliant Insurance Services, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 Amano McGann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Boomerang Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Boss Consulting Services, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Complus Data Innovations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Daktronics, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53 DESMAN Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Digital Payment Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Digital Printing Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Doorking, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Duncan Solutions, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 ElDorado National . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 EZ Tag Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 Federal APD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Genetec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 GMG Systems, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Hayes Software Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Infinilux, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 IntegraPark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Intertraffic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 IPS Group, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Kimley-Horn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 Magnetic Automation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 McCain, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Metric Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 Nagels North America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Next Parking, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 PARC Distributor Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Parkex/Traffex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Parking Help Desk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 ParkMobile North America, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Par-Kut International . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 POM Incorporated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Rack'em Mfg., LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 Scheidt & Bachmann USA Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 SD2K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Siemens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 SKIDATA, INC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Southland Printing Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 SysParc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 T2 Systems, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Tagmaster


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Talk-A-Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Tannery Creek Systems, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 The Parking Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Titan Grip Wheel Lock/TEAM Mfg. Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Toledo Ticket Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 Transportation South . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Trans-Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Walker Parking Consultants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53 Weldon, Williams & Lick, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Zeag USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67


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Access Technology Integration, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Columbia Equipment Co., Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Federal APD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Integra Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 netPark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Par-Kut International . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 POM Incorporated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Scheidt & Bachmann USA Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 TAPCO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Toledo Ticket Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Trans-Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47


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