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JVH comments on Parking News every day at PT Blog – log on at www.parkingtoday.com. Each month, there are at least 40 other comments like these, posted daily.


If you go to the online edition of November 2011 Park-


ing Today, you will find all the “hot links” below. And even more current comments by PT Editor JVH.


I’m all for Technology…But From Mark: While I’m all for the advances in technology that are mak-


ing parking operations more efficient and user friendly I gotta say that some of this stuff is getting ridiculous. The idea that some “app” telling you that your meter is about to expire is going to end the possibility of getting tickets is absurd. I have a news flash for all the “inventors” of these alarm style apps, they invented something decades ago that does the same thing and most people already have it on their person. It’s called a WRIST WATCH. If that’s too complicated then almost every cell phone on the market has an alarm function that can be easily set to go off 10 minutes before your meter expires. If you have a problem remembering where you parked they invented another little something centuries ago called WRITING, or if that’s too com- plicated send yourself a text on the same cell phone you already have that lets you set an alarm for when your meter will expire. The apps that include the “pay by phone” option are truly


genius and can actually help prevent getting tickets, but they only work if the meters are compatible (which the vast majority of current meters aren’t) and the parking zone allows you to extend the time on your meter (most don’t). – Back off Pay by Phone vendors, Mark may need a little updating on the technology…JVH If they truly want to do something “techy” to prevent peo-


ple from getting tickets they should create an app or “add on” feature for your car where every time you get in you get a reminder to make sure you have change for the meter. Of course, I guess that could be accomplished with a sticky note. Gotta go, just got a message from my coffee cup informing


me it’s getting cold and needs to be warmed up. Thank good- ness I was able to avoid the potential disaster of having to find that out the old fashioned way, by actually tasting it. Mark Rimmer Come on Mark, don’t hold back, tell us what you really


think JVH


IBM and IPI—WOW! I know I should delete this post after writing, but I just


can’t resist. The topic is such a target rich environment. As you probably know, IBM did a study that says people


are more frustrated by parking in third world countries than in first world countries, Italy excepted if you assume it’s a first world country. Fair enough. Companies like actual statistics when they make decisions to commit a ton of money to a proj- ect. I’m sure I could have given IBM the same information, as I pointed out below; logic says that places that have a lot of cars, few parking spaces, and non-enforced parking laws are going to have problems.


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