End of the line for parking lot attendants in Fargo

Parking lot attendants in Fargo, N.D., are finding out what most cities have already learned. The world doesn’t need parking lot attendants anymore.

“It’s a great job,” Al Schraw tells Forum Communications. He got his latest gig after losing his last one to automation.

Now his current parking lot is going to become a high-rise tower with a fully automated parking garage. No 84-year-olds who worked the job to help ease the loneliness of losing his wife a few years ago required.

The company that supplies parking lot attendants in Fargo says when the complex goes up, it’ll have just one parking lot attendant left in the city.