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Thursday, December 29, 2016

PAY BY LICENSE PLATE RECOGNITION REPLACING PAID METERED PARKING ON RAILROAD AVE

PAY BY LICENSE PLATE RECOGNITION REPLACING PAID METERED PARKING ON RAILROAD AVE: The City of Summit announced effective November 21, payment by license plate recognition will replace paid metered parking on Railroad Avenue, the street adjacent to the Summit train station. With the new system, customers will purchase parking time by using the license plate number of their vehicle at a pay station located in the middle of the block. Machines will print a receipt that displays the location, machine number, start and expiration times, amount paid, and license plate. “This system results in lower set up costs, maintenance, and is more accurate and convenient,” explains Parking Services Manager Rita McNany. “In many cities, pay by plate has replaced parking meters and pay-and-display machines, generating fewer disputed tickets. You print your receipt and take it with you with no need to return to your vehicle to display it on your dashboard. Your license plate is the only identifier you need.” McNany continues: “Another advantage is that the system also allows the driver

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Lemonade Goes Nationwide—But Is It the Great Disruptor?

Lemonade Goes Nationwide—But Is It the Great Disruptor?

"People need people who can explain complicated contracts and concepts. Insurance is complicated, and no method of purchase changes that fact. Lemonade’s app doesn’t explain the intricacies of insurance like a knowledgeable agent would. Knowledgeable and professional people know how to get things done—like finding a place to stay and helping the victim recover. None of that comes from an app."