IPI Expounds on its International Focus
IPI leaders will present at two upcoming international meetings as part of its continuing efforts to explore parking issues and solutions around the world.
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
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."
IPI's Communications Counsel Helen Sullivan, APR, Fellow PRSA, and Executive Director Shawn Conrad, CAE, will showcase Parking Matters outreach efforts and results.
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 and 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
Organized by AIPARK, Italian Parking Association
September 14 -16, Torino, Italy.
PARKING: The New Deal
The Congress will address detailed parking matters as well as wider issues of urban mobility: how European cities can be accessed and used. The program was prepared by a European scientific committee comprised of 20 experts who have developed four macro areas: perception, technology, management, and economics. They will also debate integrated mobility planning, new developments in vehicle production, and the necessity of parking as a tool within the urban mobility system.
IPI Executive Director Shawn Conrad, CAE, and IPI Chair, Casey Jones, CAPP, will present IPI's program for advancing the parking industry, Parking Matters, during this meeting.
For more information, visit www.epacongress.eu.
From the June Issue of
The Parking Professional
The completely redesigned June issue of The Parking Professional is available online forall IPI members, and includes:
Excellence Abounds: The 2011 IPI Awards of Excellence - Innovation and outstanding design and processes shine among the winners of this year's IPI Awards of Excellence.
Professionalism Personified: The 2011 Professional Recognition Awards - Meet this year's top industry professionals and learn their secrets to success.
Parking: Your First Line of Customer Service in Healthcare - Michelle Wendler, AIA - It's a great time to take stock of your healthcare facility parking areas, and these key considerations can help boost your parking facility's effectiveness and value.
Parking Queuing Analysis - Mark L. Yedinak, CAPP - Learn how to best use analysis methods and tools to maximize your facility's efficiency.
The Evolving Downtown - Lee Borque - Downtown areas are changing and evolving. Learn how your business can change along with them.
IPI Members can read these articles and more 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.
IPI's Next Webinar:
Green Technologies for Parking
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
2:00 p.m. EDT
Instructors: Richard Easley, CAPP, President, E-Squared Engineering, and Mike Drow, CAPP, Senior Vice President, Technology Integration, Standard Parking Corporation
This impartial webinar, offered by IPI's Technology Committee, will explore ways green technologies can be used to improve parking operations from mobility, operating, and maintenance perspectives. Participants 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.
Items to be covered include:MOBILITY TECHNOLOGIES
-Wayfinding - Internal and Externa
-Alternative Energy Vehicles
-On Street - Off Street Coordination
OPERATIONAL AND MAINTENANCE
-Alternative Payment Processing
-Mobility Technology Impacts
-Reduction of Paper Tickets
-Retrofit -Lighting, Micro Wind Turbines, Solar Electric
-Short- and Long-Term Tasks
$35.00 for IPI Members
$50.00 for Non-Members
Register at www.parking.org/webinars
More than 6,000 Trained as First Observers - Be Sure your Employees are Next
At the recent IPI Conference & Expo in Pittsburgh, TSA Assistant Administrator John Sammon briefed the attendees on the importance and success of the parking-specific First Observer anti-terrorism training program The TSA is quite pleased that more than 6,000 parking professionals were trained in one year, Sammon said, and while the program is clearly off to a great start, more needs to be done. He encouraged all industry organizations to present this free training at their locations for all employees. For more information, or to schedule a First Observer onsite training, contact Henry Wallmeyer at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 540.371.7535 x21, or visit www.parking.org/firstobserver.
State of the States
If you have not heard, Texas Parking Association is now Texas Parking and Transportation Association. You can still find us at the same website of www.texasparking.org. We not only changed our name during our business meeting on March 30, 2011, but we also revised our by-laws and announced our 2011 Board and Officers.
President: Larry DeLuca
Vice President: Liliana Rambo, CAPP
Executive Director: Brad Conner
Secretary: Eve Grubb, CAPP
Treasurer: Barry Lohr, CAPP
Board: Jerry Dinse, Dean Ahmad, Scott Kangas, CAPP, Bob Harkins, Chris Archer and Mary Mabry, CAPP
Liliana Rambo, CAPP with the City of Houston, and Eve Grubb, CAPP with Texas Medical Center in Houston, will serve as host committee co-chairs for our 2012 Conference and Tradeshow.
Our TPTA Roundtables are a great way to network free of charge; attendees enjoy one day of highly educational sessions and get answers to challenging issues facing our organizations. Our next Roundtable and Networking session, which will cover financial planning, stakeholders, and automated parking solutions, will be held on July 13, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Texas A & M University, Rudder Tower, room 304, in College Station. Many parking professionals will share their expertise on how they developed solutions for the same problems. Please join us for a fun and educational day. Remember, this training opportunity is FREE of charge, and we hope to see you there. More information and the registration form will be on our website.
We encourage you to send us any newsworthy information from your city or business--we all are interested in what is taking place in the Texas parking industry. Communication is a top priority in every company, and we know your input and expertise will allow our association publications and website to be valuable sources of information for our members.
Recently one of our new members informed us of his input in the recently passed House Bill 1473ENR, which makes it an offense for a person to alter a disabled placard. We will not ruin the surprise as his story will be published soon on our website and in the newsletter, but it is and example of how some professionals in our association are making huge changes. Please forward your news, including promotions, changing and updates. We also enjoy sharing job openings! Email Mary Mabry, email@example.com, and visitour website to learn about the benefits our association provides.
Behind the Scenes at the
2011 IPI Conference & Expo
More than 100 volunteers worked behind the scenes at the recent 2011 IPI Conference & Expo in Pittsburgh, but one shining star stood out. Betty Schendel with CTR Systems provided countless hours coordinating small details including volunteer schedules, the four facility tours, airport greeters, Pittsburgh welcome goodie bags for delegates and probably greeted you at the Host desk in Pittsburgh if you attended. Read more about Betty's contributions and the behind the scenes look at preparing for IPI in Pittsburgh last month.
IPI is proud to present IPI Career HQ, an online resource designed to help employers recruit qualified parking industry professionals, and to help parking professionals make employment connections.
Recent jobs added to IPI's Career HQ
Parking Maintenance SupervisorUniversity of California, Berkeley- US - CA - Berkeley
Director of Parking and Transportation ServicesUniversity of Colorado Boulder- US - CO - Boulder
Software Business Analyst CTR Systems US - PA - Warrendale
Always free to individuals looking for new career opportunities, to make the job board even more useful to employers, IPI is announcing a new pricing model:
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Reach thousands of parking professionals! Each job posting is included in the IPInsider as well as on the home page of the IPI website. For more information on posting a job opportunity, visit the Employers section of the IPI CareerHQ