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Parking Enforcement Officers are City Ambassadors

Public advocacy can be difficult for organizations and businesses to create. You could hire the best marketing firm to create a compelling campaign, but it would never hold the same weight as someone who has had a wonderful experience to tell your story from his or her perspective. Read more >>

Solving Handicap Parking Abuse

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that roughly 20 percent of adults in the U.S. have a disability. Not all those with disabilities drive vehicles, but this number helps to give us an idea of how many handicap placards are in existence. Read more >>

Electric Standup Vehicles Provide Mobility, Energy Efficiency to Parking Industry

Traditional parking management and enforcement efforts have typically relied on two methods of getting around—pedestrian patrols and gasoline-powered vehicles. However, there can be drawbacks to both approaches. Pedestrian patrols are slow and wearing physically on personnel, while gasoline powered vehicles are costly to operate, detrimental to the environment and often limited in access to constrained spaces. Read more >>

Feeling Secure in the Relationship: Campus Parking/Transit and Police Coexist, Cooperate

Campus parking and transportation (P&T) departments report mostly positive relationships with their campus police and security departments. Eighty percent of P&T managers responding to an informal PARKING Magazine poll say their working relationships with police to be "good” or "satisfactory.” Read more >>

UCSB Parking Enforcement Goes Green with New Bike Program

The University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) is committed to an eco-conscious and interactive approach to parking with its new Bicycle Enforcement Program.In March 2011, UCSB received a Gold Award in the League of American Bicyclists’ inaugural Bicycle Friendly University Program. This award not only recognized UCSB’s commitment to bicycling as a transportation alternative, but it also paved the way for Parking Enforcement and Events Supervisor, Chris Zbinden, to develop an alternative enforcement program using bicycles. Read more >>

Case Studies

Texas TechTexas Tech Increases Efficiency, Saves Money with eCitations

Gone are the bright yellow envelopes placed under the windshield wipers of vehicles parked in violation. Greatly reduced are the constant statements of "I never received a citation on my car." Here to stay are eCitations, the next step in the license plate reader (LPR) technology implementation at Texas Tech University. Read more >>

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