Parking Tech

Understudied but omnipresent: the economics of parking

Understudied but omnipresent: the economics of parking

| January 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Cars are parked for a staggering 95% of the time, and can even create problems that are just as serious as when they are parked compared to when they’re in motion — yet there are very few studies available on the economics of parking. In reality, parking problems are more complicated than drivers just nabbing […]

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New York to make parking ticket payment less painful

New York to make parking ticket payment less painful

| January 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Getting a parking ticket is a pain anywhere you drive, but, in New York City, paying for it can be a particular hassle. That city’s drivers rack up between 8 to 10 million parking tickets yearly, which adds up to between $550 to $600 million in revenue. Now, reports Engadget, New York City is attempting […]

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What’s the point of one-cent parking?

What’s the point of one-cent parking?

| December 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

The city of Sycamore – about an hour west of Chicago – charges exactly one penny for 12 minutes of parking. An hour costs a nickel; two hours cost a dime. Parking fines are a whopping $1.00. What’s unusual here is that the city bothers to collect anything at all – if it’s making less […]

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Porous concrete becoming more popular among developers and public agencies

Porous concrete becoming more popular among developers and public agencies

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Workers vacuuming alleys and parking lots may be an odd sight now, but they’ll become less so in the coming years as so-called “green” and “blue” streets become more common. The colorful names signify a growing trend in road and parking lot design: the use of porous asphalt and pervious concrete. The typical street or […]

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Gov’t tracks license plates, refuses citizens access to own records

Gov’t tracks license plates, refuses citizens access to own records

| October 30, 2014

Law enforcement agencies are collecting license plate data on millions of American cars. Who’s tracking your license plate? And does it matter? The answers may startle you. A compelling report by AutoBlog reveals how law enforcement is using automated license plate readers to collect data en masse, allowing them insight to millions of American drivers’ […]

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Paint job boosts transit efficiency in San Francisco

Paint job boosts transit efficiency in San Francisco

| October 9, 2014

A mere fresh coat of paint has led to significant improvements in San Francisco’s public transit service. While the city has long designated transit-only lanes, the city’s buses and light rail are frequently plagued by cars entering their designated lane. Until recently, many of the lanes featured simple stencils noting this transit-only restriction. But since […]

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Post-Haystack Boston warms to parking apps

Post-Haystack Boston warms to parking apps

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

With the announcement last week that Boston would be partnering with TicketZen, an app that lets users pay parking tickets via barcode, the city showed mobile developers a friendly side absent when it kicked the Haystack app to the curb. Back then—just two months ago—the city forbade the startup from continuing operations. Debuting its app […]

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NYC adding to speed cameras near schools

NYC adding to speed cameras near schools

| September 11, 2014

As New York Transportation Department sets out to exercise more control on traffic, drivers speeding near NYC schools will find it difficult to escape tickets. In a recent announcement, Mayor Bill De Blasio revealed that the city has started installing speed cameras near schools to protect kids against accidents. The move is a part of […]

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Eye-tracking technology comes to General Motors

Eye-tracking technology comes to General Motors

| September 8, 2014

So you’ve had your eye on that hot little number from General Motors. Sometime between now and 2019 you can expect it to return your gaze. Thank the company: the automaker recently inked a deal with Seeing Machines to purchase tracking devices for 500,000 vehicles over the next five years, says the Financial Times. The […]

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Miami Beach losing thousands in parking fines, city workers say

Miami Beach losing thousands in parking fines, city workers say

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

In just eight weeks, Miami Beach said goodbye to $85,000 in revenue it could have earned from parking citation fees. That’s the implication of claims from enforcement officials who say that the new parking system implemented by the city three months ago has serious glitches. When working correctly, the system allows motorists to pay for parking […]

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Hundreds of Chicago drivers ticketed by mistake

Hundreds of Chicago drivers ticketed by mistake

| July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

To Scott Burnham, spokesman for Chicago Parking Meters LLC, it was just part of a “learning curve.” To 317 drivers, it was a ticket issued for parking legally paid. The motorists had used the ParkChicago smartphone app developed by Burnham’s company but were ticketed anyway, despite still having time on their meters. Burnham blamed enforcement […]

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