Celebrating Cities and Municipalities in our Feb 2022 PT – ParkNews.biz Nov 16th – 22nd, 2021

November 22, 2021



Celebrating Cities and Municipalities in our Feb 2022 PT – ParkNews.biz Nov 16th – 22nd, 2021



“I’ve started to look at life differently. When you’re thanking God for every little you – every meal, every time you wake up, every time you take a sip of water – you can’t help but be more thankful for life itself, for the unlikely and miraculous fact that you exist at all.”
A.J. Jacobs


Happy Thanksgiving!  We at Parking Today are thankful for all of you!  We pray that you will be able to enjoy Thanksgiving Day with your loved ones.  And we can’t wait to see you at IPMI in Tampa a few days later.

In the meantime, we are working on our February 2022 Parking Today.  It is the cities and municipalities issue.  Therefore, if you have an article apropos, please send it to me, astrid@parkingtoday.com.  And please, reach out to Brian Bullen to showcase your technology, your approach, your services via this Feb Issue: brian@parkingtoday.com.  Everything that helps make cities more livable and parking experience better, needs special attention in this magazine.  Which city should be our featured city?

Thanksgiving Travel is in full swing.  More people will travel since the pandemic begun in March 2020.  TSA expects to screen 20 million passengers this Thanksgiving period.  Just this past Friday, TSA screened 2.24 million travelers.  Read more here: Nov 22, 2021 – U.S. airlines, airports brace for busy Thanksgiving travel week

I flew about a week ago connecting through Charlotte, NC airport.  To me the challenge was getting coffee.  Most shops and restaurants were closed due to the shortage of workers possibly.  Thus, the line at one open Starbucks was about 100 deep.  This Thanksgiving, there is so much to be thankful for.  And one of the things is not taking for granted getting your coffee or water or airport breakfast quickly without long queues.

Speaking of queues and shortage of workers.  A few weeks ago our Brian Bullen attended a Rolling Stones’ concert in Los Angeles.  According to Brian, the parking signage was missing and when he finally found parking, it was super expensive without other options, for lower cost parking.  This past weekend, due to shortage of work force, Rolling Stones concert in Austin, TX created major traffic mess.  “Circuit of the Americas is responding to complaints Sunday about issues with traffic and accessibility to The Rolling Stones concert last night. COTA itself is a small group of caring people who want to provide happiness and good memories, not frustration,” began a statement from the venue’s public relations company. It further explained the venue’s team works with outside staffing companies to provide mobility-assisted services, parking attendants, food vendors, ushers, and cleaning staff. “Those organizations, not unlike most, have reported that hiring has been incredibly difficult lately, and we appreciate everyone who did their best to make The Rolling Stones concert a great experience,” the statement said.” Nov 22, 2021 – COTA points to hiring difficulties, GPS app issues for traffic trouble at Rolling Stones concert in Austin, TX

Hopefully, we can all go back to work with thankfulness for our jobs, going the extra mile to provide the best services and products,  for all involved.  After all, it is the attitude of gratitude that truly makes this life the treasure that it is.

Thank you.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Astrid Ambroziak

Editor, ParkNews.biz

Creative Director

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