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Ending condo parking in Toronto

Ending condo parking in Toronto

| January 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

“It’s getting harder to build parking,” Jared Menkes, director of development for Toronto-based Menkes Development, told the press last month. In order to meet city-planning requirements, developers are conducting more complex excavation procedures on increasingly smaller lot sizes in downtown Toronto, which is raising the cost of parking spaces somewhere between $50,000 and $60,000. For […]

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Court case expands employees’ ADA parking rights

Court case expands employees’ ADA parking rights

| November 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Before last month, employees had to show that a reasonable work accommodation, such as the provision of handicapped parking spaces, was linked to the performance of essential job functions if they wanted to file a claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). That changed when the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in an employee’s favor in Feist […]

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Apple’s new “spaceship” HQ cleared for landing

Apple’s new “spaceship” HQ cleared for landing

| November 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

The city council of Cupertino, California, gave Apple the green light last month for its 176-acre second campus, described as ”a little like a spaceship” by the late Steve Jobs, founder and former CEO of the iconic company, in a presentation to the council—his last public appearance—in June 2011. The campus will feature a 2.8 […]

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Handicapped no more, say Ohio lawmakers

Handicapped no more, say Ohio lawmakers

| October 22, 2013 | 2 Comments

A new Ohio law may soon repeal use of the word “handicapped” to refer to people with disabilities. Lawmakers are also working to remove the term from designated parking signs. State representatives Michael Stinziano and Cheryl Grossman have pushed for the new law that will take away all forms of the word “handicap” and replace […]

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Residential parking permit program unveiled in Palo Alto, CA

Residential parking permit program unveiled in Palo Alto, CA

| October 8, 2013 | 3 Comments

More than a year after beginning a comprehensive review of parking policies for its downtown, the city council of Palo Alto, CA, introduced two proposals for a residential parking permit program. The program aims to alleviate the stress of severe parking shortages that have caused heartache for workers, businesses, and residents adjacent to the downtown. […]

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NYCHA parking problems hurt disabled residents

NYCHA parking problems hurt disabled residents

| September 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

A news story from NY1 provides an interesting look into problems with handicapped parking permits arising from the New York City Housing Authority’s – or NYCHA’s – recent partnership with Greystone Parking Services. As of April 2013, NYCHA has entrusted Greystone with the duty to “oversee the permit issuance process and the enforcement of parking rules and regulations […]

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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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Nation’s capital adopts new visitor parking pass program

Nation’s capital adopts new visitor parking pass program

| August 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

After a series of public meetings earlier this year on the city’s parking policies, Washington, D.C., has adopted one element—a revised visitor parking pass (VPP) program—that has some residents calling for the dismissal of Terry Bellamy, director of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT). The meetings were intended to address a variety of issues, including […]

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UK Court rules against council using residential parking to finance borough’s deficit

UK Court rules against council using residential parking to finance borough’s deficit

| July 31, 2013 | 2 Comments

Residential parking permits usually carry a small fee to cover administrative costs. Some cities also use the net revenue for improvements to parks, schools etc. However, in the UK, one area was recently judged as having gone too far. UK judge rules against parking to raise revenue Barnet Council in north London was pulled up […]

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Ohio State parking changes are really for your benefit. Promise.

Ohio State parking changes are really for your benefit. Promise.

| July 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

When, in June 2012, Ohio State decided to lease its parking operations to QIC Global Infrastructure and LAZ parking in a fifty-year contract, reactions were mixed. The Ohio State parking system went for 483 million dollars and many didn’t mind the change. However, the transition didn’t go as smoothly as many had hoped. Many were […]

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