Well Deserved: December 2016

Congratulations!   Beniam Hussien is Colonial’s Newest Assistant Project Manager! Beniam Hussien started with Colonial® in June of 2016, having six years of experience working for a private parking company. He began as a part time employee at Lot 868, 3001 Washington Blvd, and only a few weeks later was also assigned to cover the […]

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Turning Experience, Instinct and Data into Dollars

How Yield Management is Informing and Transforming the Parking Industry   Experience Pricing in the parking industry has historically been an art not a science.  The combination of nearby rates, experience based predictions and gut instinct came together to set pricing. Put simply, a seasoned facility manager looks at neighbors’ rates and makes an assessment […]

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Executive Perspective: Building Relationships in Customer Care

Colonial Parking’s Vice President of Customer Care, Lori V. Gagnon, was recently interviewed for the National Parking Association’s international publication, Parking Magazine. Read the article on how relationship building is key in the parking industry below. “Customers Are Priorities in Top Operations.” Parking Magazine Oct. 2016: 52. Print.   About Colonial Parking®: Colonial Parking manages […]

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We’ve had a Busy Summer!

  Fall is officially here and we are excited to share with you what Colonial® has been up to this past summer. While many were darting to the beach this summer, Colonial has been busy opening six new facilities with over 2,600 spaces, four of which are existing sites, while two are new construction. These […]

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Engineering the Parking Equation

Colonial Parking® was recently published in the nationally recognized publication, Parking Today’s, Women in Parking issue. You can read the article on the use of parking reservations and predictive analytics below, or check it out at Parking Today by clicking here. ___________________________________________________ Engineering Article.ParkingToday Howard, Allison, and Erica Ireland. “Engineering the Parking Equation.” Parking Today July […]

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Big Data and the Best Sandwich

  Pounding the Pavement and Working the Phones While we may not have a Guinness Book of World Records entry with our name next to it, we believe we have the most comprehensive and up-to-date database of parking facility rates available in the region.  Collecting this data is no small feat and involves a lot […]

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Colonial Parking CEO on WTOP

We recently announced our new Guaranteed Spot Program, which offers guaranteed parking spaces to commuters displaced by Metro’s SafeTrack Plan. Our friends at WTOP reached out regarding the program to speak to Colonial’s President and CEO, Andrew Blair. Hear his comments on Colonial Parking’s response to Metro Safe Track, it’s impact on Washington, DC area residents and […]

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