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Project 9×18 seeks to reform NYC surface parking

Project 9×18 seeks to reform NYC surface parking

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

New York City’s zoning laws make a certain minimum number of parking spaces compulsory, and these laws are not only outdated, but also a deterrent to affordable housing. Already-expensive real estate only gets pricier when the cost of a parking lot gets passed on to residents, which in turn raises housing costs, putting them further […]

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Loophole in city’s parking laws create “unenforceable” regulations

Loophole in city’s parking laws create “unenforceable” regulations

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

You don’t know whose it is, but the broken down trailer with the peeling paint that’s been parked in front of your house for almost two months? Yeah, it’s not going anywhere. Those are the circumstances that residents of Shenandoah, TX, face due to a loophole in the city’s parking laws. According to current ordinance, […]

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Free parking preferred over other transportation benefits, study finds

Free parking preferred over other transportation benefits, study finds

| August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Who doesn’t like freebies? Commuters in the D.C. area stayed true to expectations, and told researchers at Virginia Tech University (VTU) that take advantage of free parking when employers offer it. Commuters also said that they’d choose free parking over other transportation benefits, such as those for public transit or other travel modes, like biking or […]

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Parking efficiency makes giant LEEP

Parking efficiency makes giant LEEP

| May 6, 2014 | 1 Comment

The parking industry spends more than $6 billion lighting its garages and lots, but now owners of those facilities can turn to a consortium of organizations committed to helping them lower costs through more efficient lighting options. Together the Green Parking Council, International Facility Management Association, and the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Alliance, as […]

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Houston church faces $380,000 price tag for parking

Houston church faces $380,000 price tag for parking

| April 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

  St. Thomas Episcopal Church has served Meyerland, a predominantly Jewish community in southwest Houston, since 1953, but today, it finds itself tested by a formerly friendly neighbor asking almost half a million dollars per year for the use of a parking lot. “I hate to use the word ‘threat’… but it’s a big deal. […]

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Why L.A.’s transit agency should charge more for parking

Why L.A.’s transit agency should charge more for parking

| April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Later this year Metro, L.A.’s transportation agency, plans to raise its raise its base transit fare from $1.50 to $1.75. The organization says doing so will increase its fare recovery—the percentage of operation costs that fare revenues cover—from 25 percent to 33 percent. But the agency is leaving money on the table—er, lot—by ignoring another source […]

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Parking problems for the handicapped at Wichita State University exacerbated by construction

Parking problems for the handicapped at Wichita State University exacerbated by construction

| February 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

With four major construction projects underway, space is tight at Wichita State University (WSU), especially when trying to find parking. The overall amount of parking spaces has decreased, but not for the disabled, who must be allocated a certain number of spots by law. Grady Landrum, director of the campus office of disability services, says […]

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Dallas officials revisit parking policies to revitalize downtown

Dallas officials revisit parking policies to revitalize downtown

| January 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

In downtown Dallas, perception doesn’t match reality: officials regularly hear complaints about lack of parking in the area, but a 2011 study found that more than 7,000 spaces sit unoccupied during peak hours. That discrepancy is causing policymakers and developers alike to revisit the city’s parking policies. “People don’t go to a location just because […]

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Parking lot generates big revenue for public schools in Ann Arbor, MI

Parking lot generates big revenue for public schools in Ann Arbor, MI

| November 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

At a time when public high schools nationwide are still struggling to climb out of the budget sinkholes caused by the Great Recession, at least one high school in Ann Arbor, MI, is proving to be a revenue machine for its school district. Located kitty-corner from the University of Michigan football stadium, Pioneer High School […]

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NYCHA partner mismanages parking enforcement

NYCHA partner mismanages parking enforcement

| September 12, 2013 | 1 Comment

A number of New York housing project residents are outraged at the city’s lack of enforcement in the parking lots of these residential buildings, according to a recent Daily News article. Residents report that the New York City Housing Authority’s (NYCHA) recent partnership with Greystone Parking Services is largely to blame. As of April 2013, […]

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