The Parking Network, Inc. (TPN) was founded in 1997 by experienced parking experts and facility operators who wanted to present solutions to the problems facing the parking industry. As a nationwide leader, TPN is an industry pioneer in the quality of our operational and financial reviews and municipal tax program services. Our extensive operational and financial reviews are unparalleled in the industry.
Based out of Austin, Texas, we provide clients nationwide with an in-depth analysis of their parking operations while also educating them on the parking industry. TPN offers practical, useful recommendations as well as innovative parking solutions. TPN also developed, organized, and administered the industry's first Parking Surcharge Tax Program. This program was designed to assist municipalities in the financial analysis of local parking operators and to increase the collection of the city's parking tax.
We have years of experience and proven results improving parking revenue for commercial properties, small operators, colleges & universities, municipalities, hospitals and medical centers, transportation and airports.
TPN's goal is to provide you with the knowledge and data to improve your facility's revenue and performance. Contact us today about how we can support your growth, increase your revenue, and put you on a solid track to success and profit.
Clyde B. Wilson, Jr., the President and owner of The Parking Network, Inc., has over 40 years of experience as a creative, “hands-on” manager of public and private parking facilities and applies his practical, “real world” operational approach with TPN’s consulting programs. After stints in the Air Force and retailer Sears, he began his career in the parking industry in 1979 in the corporate office of now-giant Central Parking System. After his employment with Central, Clyde joined commercial operating company, APCOA, as a corporate executive. Since co-founding TPN and becoming a consultant in 1997, he has focused his unique problem-solving skills on operational, audit, and management issues for parking facilities in a multitude of settings.
Beginning as a general parking consulting company, TPN has evolved into a parking financial and operations performance monitoring firm, under Clyde’s vision. With the goal of providing unique performance monitoring programs for TPN clients, Clyde developed TPN’s Dashboard Program, Focus Program, Quality Assurance Program, and Team II Program. These industry-changing parking solutions take parking revenue and operational oversight to a new level of sophistication and productivity, assuring clients that their parking revenue is being monitored by experienced parking performance and audit professionals.
In addition to TPN’s Business Services and audit division, Clyde developed the parking tax collection audit and monitoring program for a system of over 400 parking locations in Miami and over 2000 locations in Los Angeles. These programs have generated tens of millions of dollars of new tax revenue for their respective cities.
A native of Tennessee, Clyde now resides in Houston, TX. He has written articles for several parking publications in the US and internationally and has been a speaker on numerous topics for parking related conventions. Clyde is also a member of the Temecula Parking Group (TPG), a parking “think tank” designed to improve the image, resources, and representation of the parking industry.