|Sept. 7, 2011|
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Sneak peek October Convention issue:
Indianapolis residents can feed parking meter from phone
Starting this week, Indianapolis motorists are able to satisfy their parking meters or pay boxes by using a free smartphone app or calling a customer service number. They also can get a warning when meter time is about to run out. The service part of ParkIndy, the city's 50-year parking-meter lease was expected to debut with about 170 meters.More
Ohio State seeks to privatize its parking
The Associated Press via WCMH-TV
Ohio State University wants to privatize its parking and plans to ask its trustees to let the school invest part of the $375 million in proceeds. The proposal is in keeping with Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee's call for a comprehensive financial strategy that looks toward the future, university chief financial officer Geoffrey Chatas told The Columbus Dispatch.More
Pittsburgh parking battle puts motorists in tight spot
Feuds between city council and the mayor are a Pittsburgh tradition and generally a howl, but the current set-to over parking is emptying too many people's pockets. Each side seems more intent on blaming the other than in fixing the problem.More
Columbia, Mo., city council reviews parking garage designs
Columbia Daily Tribune
Columbia, Mo., city council members gave unofficial support to one of three proposed designs for a parking garage on Short Street downtown and said they would like to include retail space in the new structure, which could be open by 2013. If the design council members favored gets final approval, the $9.1 million garage would feature a brick facade meant to help it blend in with surrounding architecture. More
Handicapped drivers outraged by new parking enforcement in Oakland, Calif.
Silicon Valley Mercury News
Oakland, Calif., recently reversed a long-standing parking enforcement practice and began ticketing cars with handicapped stickers if the drivers had not paid the meters in off-street city lots. Parking director Noel Pinto made the change without informing mayor Jean Quan or the city council, according to Quan, councilmember Pat Kernighan and several furious Grand Avenue shop owners.More
Cars and the city: A look at the future of the automobile
A fascinating book called Reinventing the Automobile takes a look at the future of personal mobility, which is developing into a major issue as more of the world's population moves into congested urban areas. This trend is actually a huge opportunity for the auto industry to reinvent the car as a solution for the city driver, who doesn't need to go very far very fast, but rather, needs a small, efficient, intelligent vehicle that can navigate crowded conditions.More
Atlanta debates land deal at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport
Atlanta city and airport officials insisted that a $32.4 million purchase of up to 60 acres of the old Ford plant site on the airport's eastern edge is a good deal despite a higher land cost than a developer paid three years ago. The site is just off the eastern end of Hartsfield-Jackson International's runways and could eventually be used for parking decks. More
Ultra-green office building breaking ground
Workers are digging a hole on Seattle's Capitol Hill for a new office building unlike any commercial structure the planet's ever seen before. You want green? There's never been anything greener. The Bullitt Center has been designed to produce as much energy as it consumes. Parking will be provided for bikes but not for cars.More