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September 27, 2011 - Vol 3, Issue 20
In This Issue
New! IPI Introduces On-Demand Learning
Parking Management adn Pricing in the United States - a San Francisco Treat!
Presentation Proposals for 2012 IPI Conference & Expo due in Four Days!
New RFPs Posted
IPI Next Webinar: Keys to Successful Event Parking from Planning to Follow Up
October Issue of The Parking Professional
CAPP Enforcement: On- & Off- Street
Proposed ADA Guidelines for Public Rights-of-Way
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New! IPI Introduces On-Demand Learning

TWTlogoFew people come to the parking industry with insider knowledge of how things really work. On-the-job training can teach them about their own jobs and companies, but not everyone has the time or budget to attend the industry classes that can make the difference between company worker and parking professional.  IPI has a solution for that!


IPI pleased to introduce our new On-Demand Learning program -- Training Without Travel -- offering parking-specific courses that can be completed from any internet-connected computer, on any schedule, by any employee.


Developed by some of the industry's most respected and well-known leaders, these training modules are presented in an easy-to-follow online format that includes a brief quiz at the end of each. Individuals can progress through the modules as their schedules permit and earn a certificate of completion for each course they successfully complete. Currently available courses include: 


  • Customer Service
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Parking Enforcement:  On- & Off-Street
  • On-Street Parking Management
  • Parking Technology - Trends & Traffic Management


IPI will continually add new courses to its On-Demand Learning program to help you and your staff advance through the parking profession.


For more information and to get started www.parking.org/odl


Parking Management and Pricing in the United States - a San Francisco Treat!

IPI Executive Director Shawn Conrad, CAE, and a number of IPI municipal members attended the invitation-only Parking Management and Pricing in the United States workshop September 22-23 in San Francisco, Calif., which focused on new developments in parking pricing, parking policy, and technology.  The workshop, co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration and the National Association of City Transportation Officials, brought together thought leaders with backgrounds in planning, policy, and parking.  A primary focus of the workshop centered around the federally funded pilot project, SFpark, a project of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority (SFMTA). For more information about the workshop and SFpark go to: 


The SFMTA has created a book summarizing SFpark implementation and lessons learned as of August 2011, just after the first rate adjustment. This book is a resource to those studying parking policy as well as cities considering new parking policy and technology.

Presentation Proposals for 2012 IPI Conference & Expo due in Four Days!

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The 2012 International Parking Institute Conference & Expo will take place June 10 - 13, 2012, in Phoenix, Ariz., and is the world's premier event celebrating parking. This number-one event in the parking industry will be bigger, better, and even more successful than ever, but we need you! 

IPI is currently accepting presentation proposals for the 2012 IPI Conference & Expo. Experienced and articulate individuals willing to share their expertise and real-world practices are invited to submit presentation proposals. IPI is looking for presentations that illustrate case studies, share best practices, illuminate important issues, bring "how-to" knowledge, identify trends, and increase the skill level of parking professionals. 

Proposal presentations are due October 1, 2011, and selected presenters at the 2012 IPI Conference & Expo are entitled to a 25 percent discount off full conference or daily registrations. 

For more information on the IPI Call for Presentations and to submit your presentation proposal, click here or contact Henry Wallmeyer at 540.371.7535. 


New RFPs Posted on IPI RFP Portal

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


Metropolitan Planning Organization of Casper, Wyo.
For: Traffic Calming Study

City of Chicago
For: Management of Public Parking and Ground Transportation Facilities for Chicago O'Hare International Airport

City of Medford, Mass.
For: Parking Meter System/Parking Management Program

Texas A&M University
For: Civil Engineering (CE) Services for Parking Lot and Garage Renovation Projects


Do you have an RFP you would like to have promoted? IPI provides this forum for parking organizations to post their RFPs at no charge. For more information, contact Henry Wallmeyer at 540.371.7535.


Keys to Successful Event Parking from Planning to Follow Up

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IPI's Next Webinar


Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. EDT


Instructors: Don Jordan, VP, Operations, SP Plus Gameday and Anthony Squeo, Director, Special Events, SP Plus Gameday


A walk-through the basics of building and executing an integrated parking and traffic plan for special events at many types of venues. This presentation will draw from more than 36 years' experience managing parking at events that include 12 Super Bowls, four Olympic Games, the World Equestrian Games, NASCAR races, presidential inaugurations, and G8 summits. It will include specific examples of techniques and technologies that can be applied to a wide array of situations and events.


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



October Issue of The Parking Professional - Hot Off the Press


The October issue of The Parking Professional was recently mailed and is now online in the members only section. Read these great features and more:


Ivory Tower - Ever hear of a wedding in a parking garage? Wait until you see 1111 Lincoln Road.

Houses of Cars - Visit three innovative garages around the world that spotlight the newest ideas in architecture and design.

Winning Over the Nay-Sayers - How one city earned appreciation for its first, not exactly warmly welcomed public garage.

Spray Battles - Why and how graffiti gangs tag parking facilities and the best ways to fight back.

State of Flux - What new IMC 2012 regulations mean for your structure's exhaust system.

Planning for Old Man Winter- Fitting snowmageddon-type blizzards, or no snow at all, into your maintenance budget.

Not-So-Simple Scrubbing - How to find a contractor to clean your garage without breaking codes or the bank.

Cracking Up Not a Laughing Matter - When to worry about cracks in concrete and the best ways to address them.


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


CAPP Enforcement: On- & Off- Street


The next CAPP two-day seminar offering, Enforcement: On- & Off-Street, will be held on Thursday and Friday, October 20 and 21, 2011, at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pa.  By attending this seminar, you can expect to gain access to the latest technology in enforcement; the chance to discuss trends and techniques with your colleagues; better ways to identify and track scofflaws; exposure to new ideas to enhance your career; information to improve the efficiency of your enforcement operation; and other ideas designed to increase your operations' efficiency.


Registration deadline is October 7, 2011, and the rates are $400 for IPI members and $650 for non-members. Hotel reservations can be made by calling 1-800-THE OMNI.  Rates are $175 per night plus tax and the room reservation deadline is September 28, 2011.


To register, download the registration packet and email your completed registration and registration fee to Lauri Chudoba or fax it to 540.371.8022.


Proposed ADA Guidelines for Public Rights-of-Way

By: Mary Smith, Senior Vice President, Walker Parking Consultants

On July 26, 2011, the Access Board issued revised proposed guidelines for accessibility in public rights-of-way. These guidelines have been issued several times since a first draft was issued in 1992. These would appear to be close to being final, having been reviewed and commented on by the public multiple times. Still, there is an opportunity to comment on the guidelines. Comments are due to the Access Board by November 23, 2011. We are excerpting the parking requirements from the document to help parking professionals understand the requirements for on-street parking and decide if they think they may want to submit comments. In addition, after the summary of the critical things for parking, we are including some background information, which if nothing else, will serve as a refresher! This is by no means a full and complete summary much less discussion of the requirements. It is provided for the convenience of the reader and no warranty is expressed or implied. View the PDF document.

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Did you know that IPI provides you an easy way to follow the latest news and trends in the parking and transportation industry? Just join us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. IPI staff frequently post information that is important to parking professionals. Here are just a few examples of the stories you may have missed:


End of an era for the parking meter in NYC by @nytimes http://ow.ly/6zojK

EPACongress/Torino:Parking misperceptions are universal. Conrad & Jones on change & the Parking Matters program http://t.co/YcDqeiXG


Parking deck shows potential of public art initiative in Athens GA http://ow.ly/6B2lZ -@onlineathens article


Electric Car Charging: Coming To Central Parking Garage Near You http://ow.ly/6zSGs


Washington Post: 25+% DC households without cars.Generation Y Ditches Car Ownership http://t.co/lQ2DGgi



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State of the States

Midwest Campus Parking Association - The conference will consist of Industry presentations including strategic planning, operational innovations, revenue enhancement and alternative transportation and issue focused shop talks. The conference will also feature exhibits by more than 14 vendors. Register for the MCPA 2011 Annual Conference in Denver, Colo., on October 9-12, 2011