All posts by: vannes

About vannes

May 7, 2017

Jennifer Rentz joins Dixon Resources Unlimited

San Diego, CA: Dixon Resources Unlimited is pleased to welcome Jennifer Rentz as the company’s newest Associate. Jennifer most recently served as Executive Vice President of West Coast Operations for Complus Data Innovations, Inc., a parking citation management firm. In her role with Complus, Jennifer was responsible for oversight of the company’s west coast office […]

Uncategorized 0 Comment
April 9, 2017

Editorial: Return of the parking meter

Palo Alto considers shifting to paid parking on downtown streets, lots and garages. In 1947, at a time when downtown Palo Alto was bustling with retail stores serving the everyday needs of local residents, the city decided to install parking meters on University Avenue and some side streets. It was an easy way to provide […]

Uncategorized 0 Comment
January 26, 2017

We had lunch, and talked Parking

Yesterday I joined about 100 parking pros from across Southern California at the Julie Dixon organized quarterly meeting (or maybe its semi annual) that invites anyone who wants to come and talk parking. Topics were requested when we signed in (fill in a topic on a 3×5 card and Julie would throw it out to […]

Uncategorized 0 Comment
January 10, 2017

Sneak Peek: Griffith Park Traffic Plan

GRIFFITH PARK—Los Angeles City Councilmember David Ryu will host a public forum tonight on the Griffith Park Action Plan—a proposed strategy to alleviate parking and circulation issues and improve safety in Griffith Park. Shuttles and an official Hollywood sign viewpoint were at the core of an early draft of the plan, which will be presented again […]

Uncategorized 0 Comment
January 10, 2017

Parking study calls for more enforcement, higher fines

In their first unveiling of results from a city parking study, traffic analysts from Dixon Resources Unlimited on Friday shared a mixed bag of suggestions to curb parking complaints. By Emily WeaverTimes-News Staff Writer In their first unveiling Friday of results from a parking study that began in September, traffic analysts from Dixon Resources Unlimited […]

Uncategorized 0 Comment
January 10, 2017

City’s parking headache examined

Business owners and employees raised concerns Monday night after learning the leased spaces – which some of them said they waited months to get – might not be guaranteed in the future road map of downtown parking. By EMILY WEAVERTimes-News Staff Writer Business owners and employees raised concerns Monday night after learning the leased spaces […]

Uncategorized 0 Comment
January 9, 2017

Parking Sensors – Do You Need Them? is accuracy important? yes!

A municipal client recently asked, “Should we install parking sensors?” As a parking professional who has been involved with several sensor implementations, I get asked this question almost on a daily basis. The following recounts a recent discussion: There is no simple answer to this inquiry, and while I hate responding to a question with […]

Uncategorized 0 Comment
January 9, 2017

Parking Technology Review & How to Procure It

This PIE 2016 presentation will feature reviews of the latest parking technology and integrated solutions available. the considerations an agency must evaluate in order to address its short- and long-term parking planning and ensure an adaptive solution that will integrate with the ongoing evolution of parking technology. procurement processes and performance standards that should be […]

Uncategorized 0 Comment
January 9, 2017

Consultant’s Corner

The Parking Industry: An Unlikely Comparison As the common phrase goes, “no one expects to get into parking.” I can’t say that I am any different than those voices. There is a parking industry and it is very much alive, real and growing. Having imbedded myself into the industry it is obvious that technology has […]

Uncategorized 0 Comment