Parking Ponderings

Feature Spotlight: OpenSpace Tablet

Welcome to the Future
Remember trying to figure out which buttons you had to press to activate, deactivate, or program a system? Or where to plug which wire without accidentally messing everything up? Or needing a technician to help you figure it all out? We’re here to help you forget all that. If you can swipe your […]

Parking Apps & Distracted Driving

Parking Apps & Distracted Driving

Instant Gratification
There’s no denying it; today’s drivers are distracted. In fact, today’s people are distracted. Faced by a constant onslaught of new information, quick videos, and constant contact, people simply can’t focus. A NY Times article calls the constant stream of stimuli people encounter “a profound….challenge to focusing….,” while a Boston Globe […]

Webinar Available: Parking Counting Technology and Academic Environments

Our recent webinar, Parking Counting Technology and Academic Environments, is now available online here.

The unique scheduling and structure of a college environment creates its own set of challenges for effective parking lots. Teachers and students are always in a rush to get to class on time and don’t want to waste valuable time searching for […]

Parking Guidance and Universities – What you need to know

Parking Guidance and Universities 
Like municipal parking operations, universities and colleges represent some of the most challenging and dynamic environments in the industry. With peak ingress periods of tens of thousands that descend upon campus each morning, huge events that attract both regular and first time visitors, unending variety of various permits programs, and some of […]

Events Parking

Peaceful Parking or Pandemonium?

Keeping the parking process running smoothly at events presents unique challenges for lot owners and managers. Not only is ingress at its peak right before events, but often it is in lots that are not used to such high concentrations of parkers. When a large percentage of your business is conducted in […]

Creating a Commodity

Valuable Commodities

When you think of commodities, the first things that jump to mind are probably gold, oil, or diamonds, with parking spots unlikely to make an appearance. But why not? Parking is, in fact, quite the commodity. It’s needed by everyone (who drives), often can be hard to come by, and can be quite valuable in […]

Less Is More In Parking – Except When It Isn’t

Less Is More In Parking – Except When It Isn’t

While in life many of us try to do more with less, in the parking Industry that isn’t always possible.

For close to 100 years, building codes have required builders to create many more parking spots than were needed. However, these minimal requirements have become outdated and […]

Strengthening Your Best Customer Base

Your Company’s Best Asset
Many times, people spend so much time and effort trying to recruit new customers that they forget about the customer base they already have. Existing customers, of course, are the best source of revenue and that makes them your most important asset. Keeping people who already use your services happy is the […]

Driving and Parking – Distraction Free

The New and Distracting 

The typical driver in today’s day and age is confronted by a whole slew of distractions, many of which didn’t even exist a decade or two ago. In the car itself, songs need to be chosen and skipped on the mp3 player, texts need to be answered or consciously ignored, the gps […]

Make the New Year a Calmer One

 

Stress, Zen, and New Beginnings
The start of a new year often invokes images of cross legged people calmly meditating with soft music in the background as they breathe in good energy and vow to refrain from eating chocolate.  The excitement, indulgence, and stress of the holidays are over and everyone is ready for some calm, […]