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Everything you need to know about accessible parking spaces

Everything you need to know about accessible parking spaces

| November 30, 2016

Accessible parking spaces are mandatory for all parking facilities on a site, including garages and lots, a regulation required by the ADA Standards for Accessible Design. Businesses and privately owned facilities that provide some kind of goods or services much also remove barriers to access in existing lots. How many accessible spaces should there be? […]

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Fixing Ohio State’s absurd gameday parking fees

Fixing Ohio State’s absurd gameday parking fees

| September 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Ohio State University football fans are being asked to donate thousands of dollars if they want to be granted the privilege of buying a parking pass. The donation, ranging from $3,000 to $5,000, is in addition to the $375 parking fee, reports the Dayton Daily News. The donation requirement has actually been on the books […]

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Chicago app cage match: ParkWhiz vs. SpotHero

Chicago app cage match: ParkWhiz vs. SpotHero

| May 6, 2015

Earlier this week, the app ParkWhiz rolled out flat-rate “Simple Price Parking” at over 100 Chicago parking facilities, allowing drivers to reserve an hour of parking for just five bucks, or two hours for $10 and 12 hours for $15. “…The main goal with regards to introducing Simple Price Parking is we want to make parking […]

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Parking apps turn driveways into hot property

Parking apps turn driveways into hot property

| April 2, 2015

Driveways are a woefully untapped asset — at least that’s what certain parking app creators are betting on, as they launch apps that let users rent out their drives and other car-sized spaces.   The idea isn’t new — and in many markets Craigslist may still be the best spot for finding, well, a spot — […]

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Q&A: Jonathan Corbin, founder of parking app Veer

Q&A: Jonathan Corbin, founder of parking app Veer

| February 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Launched in December 2014, parking app Veer helps Boston drivers find the cheapest, closest parking space available. We talked with co-founder Jonathan Corbin about what sets Veer apart, how he first sourced parking garage information (spoiler: it involved a lot of walking!) and how technology is saving drivers time… and trips around the block. When […]

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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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Americans’ taxes subsidize congestion, study finds

Americans’ taxes subsidize congestion, study finds

| November 21, 2014

The federal government is working at cross purposes with itself and local and state governments. In a study released last week by TransitCenter and Frontier Group, researchers discovered that federal tax subsidies are undermining transportation goals established by multiple levels of government. This discovery came through a review of commuter tax benefits. Currently, employers can […]

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Is it your car, or are parking spaces shrinking?

Is it your car, or are parking spaces shrinking?

| October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Standard parking spaces measure 9 feet by 18 feet, but the 2014 Ford F-150—the most popular vehicle in the United States—measures a little over 8 feet by 19 feet. That gives its passengers trying to get out of the truck about 6 inches on either side—and that’s if the truck is perfectly parked in an […]

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Growing pains for San Francisco’s car-sharing initiative

Growing pains for San Francisco’s car-sharing initiative

| October 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

The parking-lot business is feeling the heat of San Francisco’s real estate market: private lots are being sold for new development, lowering the number of parking spaces in the city. That trend is affecting the public’s view of San Francisco’s car-sharing initiative. Announced in the spring, the program reserves 900 on-street parking spots for three […]

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Miami Beach loses $19 million in parking fees

Miami Beach loses $19 million in parking fees

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Although the government sector was the only one among other sectors in South Florida to contract in 2013, suggesting strained budgets, the City of Miami Beach has failed to collect almost $19 million in revenue from parking fees dating twenty-five years back. City staff discovered the oversight during a review of Miami Beach’s “fee in […]

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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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