Hoboken can be dumb

Hoboken made national news this week. And it’s not necessarily good news!

411 reader Matt sent us this link from CNN Money. Good timez, good timez. I’m proud our debacle made it to the top 100!

101 Dumbest Moments in Business

The year’s biggest boors, buffoons, and blunderers

dumbhoboken.jpg89. Hoboken, N.J.
Asimov’s Fourth Law of Robotics: Don’t screw with the sys-admin…
The city of Hoboken, N.J., signs a deal to have Robotic Parking operate its Garden Street Garage, tripling the number of available spaces by shuffling cars in and out through automated lifts.

When Robotic hikes its monthly fees by 20 percent, however, Hoboken officials give the company the boot.

One small problem: Robotic’s employees are the only ones who know how to operate the system, and the company disables its software, trapping dozens of customers’ cars in the garage for days. After a court order restores its control of the garage, Hoboken pays $1.9 million to another firm to install a new system.

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4 Comments on "Hoboken can be dumb"


York
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9 years 8 months ago
westy
Member
9 years 8 months ago

MR. John Corea is rumored to want to run for city council in May.

If Elected he can do for the rest of Hoboken what he has done to the Garden Street Garage.

🙄 🙄 🙄 🙄 🙄 🙄 🙄 🙄

FAP
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FAP
9 years 8 months ago

blowing 52 mill should move us up the list a couple of ticks.

Hoboken, we won’t rest until we’re number one!

😳

nihil72
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9 years 8 months ago

Another proud moment for the Ho’. Wait ’til the St. Mary’s bail-out comes to fruition. Pissing away $52 million ought to rate a showing in the top 10, right?

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