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New Chicago Parking Tax

City OK’s Flat Tax for Parking The city said A-OK to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s flat tax proposal. Starting July 1, there will be a flat tax of 20% on the weekdays, and 18% on the weekends for parking in Chicago. The current tax plan charges customers a max of $5 on parking fees of $12 or […]

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Wrigley Renovations

100 Years in the Making Earlier this week the Chicago Cubs finalized a $500 million renovation plan for Wrigley Field. The renovations will include updated concessions, bathrooms, a new restaurant, outdoor patios, a new team store and much more. Renovation talks have heated up the past few years, and aside from some Wrigley Rooftop owners there is little […]

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A Driving Force in the Parking World

SpotHero Momentum Continues Over the past few months SpotHero has seen some dramatic growth, with even more on the horizon. In just three months we have seen an expansion to Washington DC, Mobile Parking Reservations available for every city through our android and iPhone app, and to top it all off the SpotHero team has expanded. It […]

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SpotHero Introduces new parking gate technology (VIDEO)

What some call magic, SpotHero calls cutting edge innovation SpotHero is pleased to announce a brand new technology that allows mobile users to control parking gates with their phones. It’s as simple as scanning your receipt bar code at the entrance and exit to allow yourself access. Don’t have our free app? Download for iPhone […]

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Parking Industry Expo 2013

New venue, keynote speaker and free pie all on tap for this years event One of the largest parking conventions in the world is upon us, and will call the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, its home from March 10th through the 13th. Filled with vendors and parking professionals from around the globe, this […]

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Spot Capitan in Alpha

There is a super stealth startup in the Online Parking reservation industry. It is SpotCapitan.   SpotCapitan looks like they are going launch online parking reservations in San Francisco, Chicago, and London.   The “Choose a Direction” call to action on the site causes you to steer the ships wheel in one direction.  Depending on […]

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‘Tis The Season For Holiday Shopping: Is Black Thursday the New Black Friday?

How to Survive Parking in the City this Holiday Season  Since 2005, Black Friday has been the busiest shopping day of the year with over 71 million shoppers. This year, retailers around the nation are facing fierce competition and kicking off the holiday season with early sales featuring many steals and deals beginning on Thursday, […]

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List of Companies in the Parking Industry

Amano Parx Global Chicago Monthly Parking NCP HTC Speedgates PhillipsParkingLLC ParkSmartmpls ANPR International Saba ParkingSolutionsInc. Parkare Innovative Induction Lighting Minuteman AKE Electronic ParkByText TaxBreakLLC REtask DesignatedParking MPC FlexParking CellOPark T2Systems LPR Auto-Park Direct Service Handheld Car Inventory APCOA Lanier Parking Car Parking Technologies Parking Signs Empark InterParking Apcoa Q-Park DimOnOff Vinci Park GMG Systems Commend […]

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SpotHero is in Private Beta

SpotHero is getting closer to going live.  Right now we are in private beta.  Things are going along well as we sit here at ITA powering away this Saturday night.  If you own a parking spot and are interested in renting it out on a short term basis to make extra money please contact us at: […]

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High Energy Costs Prompt Pew to Call For Raising MPG Standards

MPG is something that hasn’t increased over the years as much as you might think.  Technology has benefited many things across many industries leaps and bounds, but has fallen short when it comes to the average vehicle’s fuel consumption. Pew recently called for raising MPG standards.  You can see the article from them here.