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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Hear Dr. Paul Barter at the 2017 Parking Industry Exhibition in Chicago


North American supporters of parking policy reforms, such as those envisioned by UCLA’s Dr. Don Shoup, have a rare opportunity to hear one of his intellectual heirs in Chicago (Illinois, US) in early March.

Singapore-based, transport policy researcher, advisor, writer and trainer Dr. Paul Barter will keynote the Parking Industry Exhibition (PIE), being held in the Windy City from March 5-8, 2017. In a coup for the PIE show, Barter will deliver two presentations and participate in a forum during the event, offering attendees multiple chances to experience the benefit of his global perspective.

Barter was lauded by Parking Magazine in its July 2016 issue as one of its candidates to be the “Next Don Shoup”. (We can’t provide you a direct link to that article, but please contact us for a PDF copy.)

While Dr. Shoup is still very active following his retirement from UCLA, Barter is considered one of today’s thought leaders in the practical application of Shoup’s progressive ideas. As Shoup provided the core ideas and baseline data that drives market-based reforms in parking policy, Barter has leveraged that foundation into the real-world administration of parking operations.

While Barter has expertise in various urban transport topics,…Continue reading

Increased Tourism Drives Cuban Airport Expansion

In anticipation of increased tourism traffic from the U.S., following normalization of relations, an airport in southern Cuba is vamping up its operations This year, Jaime González de Cienfuegos airport (CFG) will implement improvements in the comfort of its facilities. Roberto Ramos Guerra, director of the local terminal area, specified CFG's priorities will include, “. . . the repaving the runway and parking areas , as well as the repair of the lobbies and customs areas".Continue reading

Actually Count the Money

Actually Count the Money - Everything going into – or out of – a count room should be counted. The vault at the failed FNBE is equivalent to our parking and transportation count rooms. A manager or supervisor should have been checking a count employee (like Ms. Myers) before and after the count to verify that no extraneous and unnecessary items (say, like baggies and tape) are going into the count room and nothing unauthorized (say, like cash) is exiting the count room. Continue reading