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Volume 3, Issue 10 // 
May 10, 2011 
*Please note that due to the 2011 IPI Conference & Expo the next IPInsider will be published on Tuesday, June 7th.
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Keynote and General Sessions Highlight World's Largest Parking Show 
IPI Conference and Expo 
The 2011 International Parking Institute Conference & Expo is the destination for parking and transportation professionals. Parking and transportation experts from around the world will gather in Pittsburgh May 22 - 25 for four days of cutting-edge education, unparallel networking opportunities, the largest display of the industry's latest innovations, and endless opportunities to enhance their professional out and make connections that count.  The two keynote and two general sessions offered provide a great balance of motivation and industry-specific education that you can only get at the 2011 IPI Conference & Expo.

Rocky BleierWelcome Keynote 
Sunday, May 22, 4:00 p.m.
Be the Best You Can Be
Rocky Bleier

Seriously wounded in Vietnam, Rocky Bleier overcome enormous adversity to reach his goals and became a four-time Super Bowl champion with the Pittsburgh Steelers. With the same optimism, sense of humor, and steadfast determination that were his trademarks as a Steelers running back, Rocky Bleier will take you from his early years through his professional career, sharing the lessons he learned along the way...lessons that we all can benefit from. You will be inspired by this gripping tale of courage on both the football fields of America and the battle fields of Vietnam.

MurphyBreakfast Keynote
Monday, May 23, 8:00 a.m.
Drivers that are Changing the Rules in American Cities
Tom Murphy

During three terms as mayor of Pittsburgh, Tom Murphy spearheaded the city's revitalization from an industrial center to one that embraced commercial and residential development and fostered the growth of theatre and a thriving social nightlife. He is credited with transforming more than 1,000 acres of abandoned industrial properties into commercial, residential, retail, and public spaces through the use of strategic partnerships, and with the development of more than 25 miles of urban green space and riverfront trails throughout the city. As a Senior Resident Fellow with the Urban Land Institute (ULI), he has been instrumental in sharing lessons learned during Pittsburgh's revitalization to implement new urban thinking and design in cities across the United States, including efforts to rebuild New Orleans post-Hurricane Katrina. Mr. Murphy will discuss ways cites are utilizing planning, development, and parking to revitalize downtown districts.

DunhamJonesGeneral Session
Tuesday, May 24, 8:00 a.m.
Retrofitting Suburbia
Ellen Dunham-Jones, AIA

Suburbia's dying shopping centers, aging office parks, and crumbling commercial corridors have expanded the numbers of underperforming parking lots that are prime redevelopment opportunities. Drawing on her award-winning book examining more than 80 case studies, this presentation will explore ways prototypical suburban properties have been transformed into more sustainable places by being re-inhabited with more community-serving uses, redeveloped and urbanized, or re-greened.

General Session
Wednesday, May 25, 8:00 a.m.
Green Technologies for Parking
Richard Easley, CAPP, Chair, IPI Technology Committee
Mike Drow, CAPP, IPI Technology Committee

This impartial presentation is offered by IPI's Technology Committee and will educate you on ways green technologies can be used to improve parking operations from a mobility perspective and from an operating and maintenance perspective. Attendees will walk away with a list of simple tasks to do now to improve the "green" of their parking operations, as well as a list of longer term considerations that should be investigated.

For more information and to register, visit www.parking.org/conference.
Parking Industry Groups Collaborate on Green Initiative 
In a new parking industry collaboration, the International Parking Institute and the National Parking Association announced they have signed an agreement with the Green Parking Council (GPC) to advance environmental sustainability and green parking practices.

The agreement between the two parking associations and the Green Parking Council calls for the three groups to work together to advance sustainable practices in the parking industry; develop certification standards for building, retrofitting, and monitoring the performance of parking facilities; and establish a credentialing program for parking industry professionals.

Both IPI and NPA are represented on the GPC's Board of Directors.  Representing IPI is Casey Jones, CAPP, the organization's incoming chairman of the board, who also serves as co-chair of IPI's Sustainability Committee. Jones is director of transportation and parking at Boise State University, Idaho.  Representing NPA is Jed Hatfield, CPP, the organization's chairman of the board. Hatfield is president of Colonial Parking, Inc., Delaware.

"Everyone wins with this joint initiative," said Shawn Conrad, CAE, executive director of IPI. "As we look to the future, broad-based industry collaboration on green parking is simply the best way to support innovation, avoid duplication of effort, and ensure that standards and certification guidelines are developed without competing interests complicating progress or creating confusion."

Read the IPI News Release.
IPI's Next Webinar: An Education in Merchant Processing 
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Wednesday, May 18, 2011
2:00 p.m. EDT
Instructor: Michael Mintz, COO, AMG Payment Solutions

Parking professionals across the country often find the credit card processing world to be a murky one. If you've ever considered plastic payments or have already launched that service, IPI has an easy way to answer all of your questions and give you a solid understanding of your relationship with your processor. This new webinar, designed just for parking professionals, is your opportunity to learn about all of the inner workings in merchant processing, clear the fog, and finally feel "in the know" about the way your account actually works.

Topics to be covered include:
 Important Industry Terms
 The Electronic Payment Process
 Interchange - The Pure Facts
 Common Pricing Strategies
 Pricing Example
 Keeping Your Processing Costs Down
 What To Be Aware of When Choosing a Merchant Processor
 Parking Industry Best Practices
 PCI Overview
 Financial Reform Bill / Durbin Amendment
 What is at Stake

$35.00 for IPI Members

$50.00 for Non-Members


Parking in the News 

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Pay Boxes Modernize Indianapolis ParkingVideo News Story
Ohio Zoo Celebrates Solar Panel Power Project
Parking Meters Hit Juneau Streets Today
Sydney City Parking Charges to Rise
Vote Coming Soon on Paid Parking in Haverhill
Now, to Find a Parking Spot, Drivers Look on Their Phones
San Jose to Consider Car-Sharing Program
Sacramento to Take Over Some American River Parkway Parking Enforcement
New Haven Opens 3 "Juice" Bars
Chiefs Unveil New Parking Plans For Next Season
MSA Passes Resolution Opposing Parking Meter Increase
Pay-by-Phone Parking Bows in Montclair
Parking Meter Madness in VenturaVideo News Story
NY's Nassau County Cracking Down on Scofflaws
Audit Notes Failing in San Diego Parking Collection
Dubuque Puts Parking Ramp Proposal in Neutral
Armonk Airport Garage Hearing on Tap as Opponents Line Up
Fort Worth Unveils Parking AppVideo News Story
Police: Man Posed as Parking Attendant
Parking Rates May Increase at KU
The Price of Parking - Tickets at UTD on Pace to Triple in 2011
To Raise Money, Providence Plans to Issue More Parking Tickets
Modernizing Parking Operations in Memphis Could Generate Millions of Dollars in Revenue

For these stories and more, visit the Parking in the News section of IPI's website.

RFPs Posted on IPI RFP Portal 
These and other open parking RFP's are available at the IPI RFP Portal. Access to complete RFP/RFQ details is restricted to IPI Members.


Recently posted RFPs: 

The City of San Jose/Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport
For: Airport Parking Operations and Management Services

The Town of Mansfield, Conn.
For: Ordinance Citation & Parking Ticket Management

Winnipeg Parking Authority
For: Investment Structure, Design, Construction and Financing of Parkades

The City of Ft. Collins, Colo.
For: Preparation of a Parking Plan

City of San Francisco Downtown Parking Corporation
For: Parking Management Services

San Diego County Regional Airport Authority
For: Parking Services Management

San Diego County Regional Airport Authority
For: Airport Shuttle Services

The City of New Rochelle, N.Y.
For: Parking Garage Operation and Related Services

Have a RFP or RFQ you would like to have promoted? IPI provides this forum for parking organizations to post their RFPs and RFQs at no charge. For more information, contact IPI Membership Director, Mark Gedris.

From the May Issue of The Parking Professional 
University of Minnesota: "It Ain't Just About Parking Anymore"
Bob Baker, CAPP, & Jacqueline Brudlos
Picture this: A university campus snuggled up tight against the mighty Mississippi River, sprawling five miles to the east, yet split into three district campuses as each is broken up by residential and commercial pockets of an urban and constantly changing landscape.  That is the University of Minnesota.

For many years, the University of Minnesota saw steady increases in demand for parking on campus. To be blunt, supply simply couldn't keep up with demand from students, staff, faculty, and campus visitors.  The reasons for the shortage of parking supply were threefold.

IPI Members can read the rest of this article and access past issues on The Parking Professional page of IPI's website.

Advertising information is available by contacting Bonnie Watts, CEM, at 540.371.7535.
New IPI Member Benefit Publication: Social Media Marketing Guide for Parking Professionals 
Finding the world of social media marketing a bit overwhelming? Help is here, just for parking professionals. IPI is pleased to present the Social Media Marketing Guide for Parking Professionals, a new step-by-step guide for the industry that will help you utilize social media to communicate with your customers and find new ones. Read about cutting-edge methods you can use on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to help grow your business and improve customer satisfaction. And it's free for IPI Members!
IPI Members can download their free copies from the Library Section of the IPI website. Non-members can purchase electronic copies for $199 by visiting www.shopIPI.com
In This Issue
Keynote and General Sessions Highlight World's Largest Parking Show
Parking Industry Groups Collaborate on Green Initiative
IPI's Next Webinar: An Education in Merchant Processing
Parking in the News
RFPs Posted on IPI RFP Portal
From the May Issue of The Parking Professional
New IPI Member Benefit Publication: Social Media Marketing Guide for Parking Professionals
IPI CareerHQ Recently Posted Jobs
Connect with Us
Upcoming Event Calendar
World Parking Symposium VIII
European Parking Congress
State of the States




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General Manager, Canopy Airport Parking at DIA - Propark America - Denver, Colo.


Director of Transportation and Parking - The University of Chicago - Chicago, Ill.

Deputy Director of Transportation Services - University of Washington Transportation Services - Seattle, Wash.


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Upcoming Event Calendar

May 22 - 25
2011 IPI Conference & Expo

Pitsburgh, Pa.

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World Parking Symposium VIII 
Why does Parking & Transportation Matter?
The Future of Service Delivery in the 21st Century
Niagara College, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
June 26 to 29, 2011 
Full conference registration fee of CD$945.00 includes two and a half days of presentations by world experts, panels & Parking Puzzle, lunch & breaks daily, Tuesday gala dinner at Cheateau des Charmes winery, plus all conference materials.  


Conference Highlights include:
Sunday Keynote by David K. Foot, Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Toronto, co-author of best-selling books including "Boom Bust & Echo: How to Profit from the Coming Demographic Shift."
Donald C. Shoup, Professor, University of California, Los Angeles, widely-regarded expert in the economics and availability of parking, author of "The High Cost of Free Parking."
The conference also includes presentations by many experts in parking policy issues, including:
The Future of Mobility...The Effects of Parking Facilities on Urban Structures...Parking Service Delivery - Public vs. Private...Transit Vision 2040...Funding TDM Migration...The Importance  Relevance of the Parking Industry...From Demand to Development...How do Australian Cities Manage Parking?...Smart Growth...Using Simulation in Parking Policy...Europe's Parking U-Turn...Taking Parking Management to the Cloud....and much more.
For more information and to register, go to www.worldparkingsymposium.ca.


European Parking Congress 
The 15th European Parking Congress is the most important international parking event in Europe. Organized by AIPARK, Italian Parking Association, it will take place September 14 -16 in Torino, Italy.

PARKING: The New Deal
The Congress theme is Parking: The New Deal. It will address detailed parking matters as well as wider issues of urban mobility; how European cities can be accessed and used. The Programme has been prepared by a European Scientific committee comprised of 20 experts who have developed four macro areas: perception, technology, management, and economics. Furthermore, the Congress will debate integrated mobility planning, new developments in vehicle production, and the necessity of parking as a tool within the urban mobility system. We want to show that managed parking is a huge opportunity, not a huge problem!

For more information, visit www.epacongress.eu
State of the States 
Middle Atlantic Parking Association
Optimal Garage Maintenance Planning
Can you detect the problems before it costs you money?
Find out how at MAPA's Lunch & Learn - Parking & Ponies, May 12, 2011

The successful management of maintenance and repair programs for today's parking garage structures is challenging, both in the need for insightful diagnosis and developing comprehensive budget plans. Advance registration is required - visit www.themapa.org to register.

Parking Association of the Virginias
On May 13, from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., at the Downtown Richmond Marriott, the Parking Association of the Virginias (PAV) will host its Spring Annual Meeting. Lighting expert Shawn Good, PE, LC, LEED, Brijac Engineering's lighting department manager will present, "Lighting Technology and Design:  A Balancing Act." Like last year, one hour of CE Credit can be obtained for attending this informative and timely session. Other activities will include a panel discussion and a tour of the garage we learned about at last year's meeting at Metromont. Complete information about the annual meeting can be found at www.pavonline.org.