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July 19, 2011 - Vol 3, Issue 15
In This Issue
IPI and Parking Featured on msnbc.com Today
IPI Executive Committee Meets
IPI's Next Webinar: The Secrets of Hartford's Successful Parking Ticket Amnesty Program
IPI Executive Director Speaks at PIPTA Conference
Exhibitors Register Now for the Summit on Parking
Good Month for Parking Matters in Canada
New RFPs Posted on IPI RFP Portal
Member Benefit Corner: Social Media Guide
2011 IPI Conferenc & Expo Sessions Available Onlie
August Issue of The Parking Professional
State of the States

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IPI & Parking Featured on msnbc.com

IPI Chair Casey Jones, CAPP, served as a resource and was quoted extensively in an msnbc.com report on parking that appeared today. This is a good example of how IPI's Parking Matters program is working to educate and create awareness about parking positives. Bob Sullivan, investigative reporter and consumerist and the voice behind msnbc.com's Red Tape Chronicles blog, performs an important public service by revealing "corporate sneakiness, government waste, technology run amok, and outright scams," but his report on parking was overall quite positive and revealed-we like to think--his newfound appreciation for parking, highlighting advances in technology and parking professionals' focus on improving the consumer experience. Read the full article.


IPI Executive Committee Meets 

The IPI Executive Committee met in Portland, Ore. to discuss several topics as the organization's new fiscal year begins. The committee members were excited to see the overwhelming interest from IPI members in volunteering their time and talents with the organization to serve on an IPI committee. The volunteer committee appointments were determined and will be announced in the coming weeks. The Executive Committee also considered several  new exciting opportunities to advance the mission of IPI in the coming weeks and months which will be announced in future IPInsiders. Under the direction of IPI's enthusiastic leadership, the 2011/2012 year is shaping up to be a great one. 


IPI's Next Webinar: The Secrets to Hartford's Successful Parking Ticket Amnesty Program

Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at 2:00 PM EDT

Instructor: Carey E. Redd, CAPP, Associate Director, Hartford Parking Authority

The City of Hartford and the Hartford Parking Authority conducted an amnesty program between March 1 and March 31, 2011. The amnesty revenue generated was 185 percent of forecast. The city collected $376,323 in net revenue versus a forecast of $200,000.

The success of the program was attributed to:

1. Research, development, and strategy to fully vet, create, and implement an Amnesty Program.


2. Marketing campaign using television, radio, and print media to get the word out.


3. Having Hartford's mayor take the leadership role for the program instead of the Hartford Parking Authority.


4. Presenting the program as a win-win for registrants, motorists, and the city.


5. Define the key message(s) to enthuse registrants and motorists to voluntarily pay.


Participate in this webinar to learn the secrets behind the City of Hartford's program and ways how your operation can successfully implement an amnesty program to provide much needed revenue.

$35.00 for IPI Members; $50.00 for Non-Members



IPI Executive Director Speaks at PIPTA Conference

Shawn Conrad, CAE, IPI executive director, was a speaker at the Pacific Intermountain Parking & Transportation Association (PIPTA) and ACT Cascade 2011 Conference in Vancouver, Wash. He discussed the importance of the parking profession and the bright future of the industry. The conference, which concludes today, provided excellent educational opportunities on subjects including building your parking brand, bikes and transit, carpooling, and handicapped parking. The meeting was well attended by parking professionals including IPI's new Chairman, Casey Jones, CAPP, of Boise State University. 


Exhibitors Register Now for the IPI & ACT Joint "Summit on Parking"


Chicago - August 31 


The International Parking Institute (IPI) and the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) will present a one-day summit on Wednesday, August 31, from 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Chicago on the Riverwalk.


During this one-day summit, parking asset owners and operators, planners, architects, transportation management association staff, corporate and university campus transportation professionals, facility managers, downtown professionals, and employee transportation coordinators will learn about parking management techniques and technologies that directly contribute to Transportation Demand Management (TDM) and the ways your how your products/services integrate into this process. 


Exhibits and education are conveniently located in the same meeting space, allowing you maximum visibility and opportunity for one-on-one dialogue with potential customers, culminating with an evening reception. 


EXHIBITORS: For $475 you will have premium visibility, build brand awareness, and gain exposure to a highly-sought after group of decision-makers. Act Soon - LIMITED SPACE. 


ATTENDEES: For $145 you will gain knowledge on optimizing park and ride, parking performance, policy development including rideshare and carshare programs, zoning and taxation, multimodal operations, business opportunities in TDM integration, and valuable metrics and data management for planning and commuter incentive programs! DON'T MISS THIS FIRST-EVER ONE DAY SUMMIT! 


For more information and to register! Registration includes: coffee service, two breaks, lunch, and evening reception. You can also contact Michele Amaya at 540.371.7535. 


Good Month for Parking Matters in Canada

Parking Matters In addition to sharing the Parking Matters program at the World Parking Symposium in Niagara-on-the-Lake in Canada a few weeks ago, there's been a flurry of favorable media coverage in Canada. The summer issue of Canada's Government Buyer magazine features our article, "Parking Options for Cities: Products and advances in technology offer new systems for municipalities to consider." 


An article in Canadian Property Management magazine's May/June issue focuses on sustainable parking solutions and new technologies, citing IPI's Emerging Trends Survey released in May, and quoting past and present IPI Chairs Cindy Campbell and Casey Jones, CAPP. Last but not least, the Canadian Public Broadcasting Radio Station, CBC interviewed Dennis Burns, CAPP, about parking meter technology and more - have a listen. (A Facebook account is necessary to hear the interview.)


New RFPs Posted on IPI RFP Portal 

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


City of Rochester and Monroe County, New York

For: Parking Supply - Demand Study


Lexington & Fayette Parking Authority

For: Parking Garage Operational & Structural Consulting Services  


Sedgwick County, Kansas

For: Coleman Parking Lot Construction


St. Clair College, Ontario  

For: Parking Gates 


Do you 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 Deputy Director, Henry Wallmeyer.  


Member Benefit Corner: Social Media Marketing Guide for Parking Professionals

SocialMediaGuideFinding the world of social media marketing a big 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 parking professionals, available FREE to IPI Members, 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.

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. 


2011 IPI Conference & Expo Sessions Available Online

Audio CDsBe sure to visit our website today and add the 2011 IPI Conference & Expo Education Sessions plus other educational publications to your ever-growing library of industry resources.


Examples of topcis covered at the 2011 Expo & Conference are Improving Your Emergency Response Plan, Building a Bike Farm in Your Organization, Developing a Sustainable Parking and Transportation Plan and many, many more.


August Issue of The Parking Professional - Hot of the Press


The August issue of The Parking Professional has been mailed and should be arriving in your mailbox any day now. From the August Issue of The Parking Professional:


Preventing a Pain in the Glass - How parking lot design elements can help prevent vehicle into building crashes.

Perplexing Plastic - Clarity comes to confusing credit card processing fees.
Presto Change-o - Transform your delinquent parking tickets into revenue.
Trouble Near the Tarmac - What to do when airport parking revenue falls.
Case Study: A state of Parking - The North Carolina State Parking Division changes with the times.
Patience is a Virtue, Except on the Parking Lot - How the University of Texas at Austin handles its year-long wait for parking.
Overcoming Parkadeckaphobia - Bringing cautious parkers off the lots and into garages. 

Advertising information is avaiable by contacting Bonnie Watts, CEM, at 540.371.7535.


State of the States

Florida Parking Association
The University of Central Florida hosted Florida Parking Association's 3rd Annual Educational Seminar at the Fairwinds Alumni Center. UCF Parking & Transportation had ambassadors strategically located to provide guidance for parking, directions, and assistance during the seminar. Shuttles from local hotels to the seminar for overnight attendees, and a guided bus tour of the UCF Campus were added bonuses provided by the university. FPA appreciates the ... read more

Carolinas Parking Association
Save the Date! October 26 - 28, 2011. Carolinas Parking Association will be hosting its 2011 Fall Conference and Expo in beautiful Wilmington, N.C. Visit our website at www.carolinasparking.org  for more detail.

Middle Atlantic Parking Association
Middle Atlantic Parking Association conference is October 26, 2011, at the University of Baltimore. For more information and to register contact Dawn Newman at admin@themapa.org or go to www.themapa.org.