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January 17, 2012 - Vol 4, Issue 2
In This Issue
IPI Publishes Framework on Sustainability for Parking
Deadline for Professional Recognition Awards is February 15
Now Accepting IPI Board of Directors Applications
IPI Buyers Guide
Don't Miss the Facility Design, Rehabilitation & Maintenance Seminar - February 9 & 10
IPI Next Webinar: A Consultant's View of Parking Guidance Technologies
2012 IPI Conference & Expo
New RFPs Posted
The Golden Tickets Are Out There
Industry Headlines - From IPI's Social Media
State of the States

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IPI Publishes Framework on Sustainability for Parking

Sustainability Framework CoverIPI today published its Framework on Sustainability for Parking Design, Management and Operations, outlining industry-wide goals and organization action items. According to IPI Chair Casey Jones, CAPP, "This Framework represents a fundamental shift in thinking and reflects the integral role parking professionals play in helping communities achieve sustainability goals." Jones noted that the Framework is not an endpoint, but a living document that will be adapted over time to accommodate new ideas and advancements in the sustainability movement.  Two years ago, IPI created a Sustainability Committee, now co-chaired by Rachel Yoka, LEED AP BD+C, CPSM, Timothy Haahs & Associates, Inc. and Rick Decker, CAPP, Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport and the group has already accomplished a great deal.  Read the news release and download the Framework.


Deadline for Professional Recognition Awards is February 15

Now is the time to recognize people and organizations that have made exemplary contributions to parking professionalism this year. Submit nominations for the 2012 Professional Recognition Program awards. Honorees will be named in the following categories: 

  • Parking Professional of the Year (for management/supervisory staff who direct an entire operation or manage multiple units within a department).
  • Parking Supervisor of the Year (supervises one or more employees within a department responsible for only one unit within the department).
  • Parking Staff Member of the Year (for front-line staff).
  • Parking Organization of the Year (for public or private organizations, departments, consultants, suppliers, commercial operators, etc.). 

There is no fee to enter. The deadline for submitting nominations is February 15, 2012 and the official entry packet, along with the names of past honorees, can be found at

Questions?  Please contact Lauri Chudoba at 540.371.7535.

Now Accepting IPI Board of Directors Applications
The IPI Board of Directors is organized to represent all sectors of the industry, with open elections by the membership. Find out what seats are open and apply today. Two-year terms begin June 2012. Applications are due by Wednesday, February 8, 2012. For more information and details contact Lauri Chudoba at 540.371.7535. 

Download 2012 Board of Directors Application Form


Deadline to Adverstise in Buyers Guide & Consultants Directory Extended

BuyersGuideCoverThe deadline for advertising in IPI's Buyers Guide & Consultants Directory extended to 2/7/2012. Place your company in IPI's 2012 Parking Buyers Guide & Consultants Directory, the premier resource for parking & transportation professionals.  Over 130 pages of the industry's top companies, products and services targeted to your audience.


Don't be left out of this publication used by thousands of decision-makers; it's the go-to reference guide that parking & transportation officials turn to first.


Your print advertising includes a basic listing in the electronic version on IPI's website at, with additional online exposure available. Contact Jean Miller at 540.371.7535, x120 for special advertising offers available.  


Don't Miss the Facility Design, Rehabilitation & Maintenance Seminar February 9 and 10


Thursday & Friday, February 9 & 10, 2012, IPI will host the Facility Design, Rehabilitation and Maintenance two-day seminar at the Orlando World Center Marriott, Orlando, Florida.  This seminar is designed specifically for parking professionals with an interest in the design and maintenance functions of garage operations, and includes information for municipal and institutional parking administrators, commercial operators, engineers, consultants, transportation planners, garage owners, and others affiliated with public and private parking. 


Topics presented cover areas important to your operations in terms of specialized design and engineering issues.  Other professionals will be on hand to discuss their operations and trends and share ideas and experiences with you.  CAPP candidates earn 15 points towards  certification for attending.


For more information and to register for the seminar contact Lauri Chudoba at 540.371.7535. Hotel reservations can be made by calling 1.800.228.9290 or 1.800.621.0638 or online no later than January 18, 2012.  The rate is $169 per night single/double.  Be sure to mention the IPI Winter Board/CAPP meeting to receive the guaranteed room rate.


What do you do if you're in an historic district that's popular for its shopping, dining, offices, and waterfront scenery, but people say has a lack of parking? If you're Alexandria, Va., you get to work differentiating perception from reality and finding solutions.
IPI Members can read this article and the rest of the January issue by accessing the online version of The Parking Professional.
To advertise in the award-winning The Parking Professional, contact Bonnie Watts at 540.371.7535.  


A Consultant's View of Parking Guidance Technologies 

IPI's Next Webinar


Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. EST


Instructor: Mary S. Smith, Senior Vice President, Walker Parking Consultants

This webinar will address state-of-the-art guidance technologies and their practicality to find available parking spaces as well as one's car after visiting the destination. It will cover their comparative disadvantages (including cost, accuracy, operation, and maintenance), and advantages touted by the manufacturers. Technologies discussed will include methods of counting occupancy, space availability displays, cell phone and GPS-based systems, and perhaps some we didn't even know about when this description was written!  


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


For more information and to register.  


2012 IPI Conference & Expo: The Best in Parking Exhibitions and Education

Conference logo 2012 Correct datesThe 2012 International Parking Institute Conference & Expo promises to be another fantastic success, with more than 150 companies already solidifying their commitment to attend the industry's largest show of its kind in Phoenix, Ariz., June 10-13. Coupled with unmatched education, thought-provoking keynote speakers,  endless networking opportunities, and more than 130,000 square feet of cutting-edge technology, parking professionals know this is the must-attend event of the year.  If you're looking to reach a targeted audience of decision makers who plan, build, and manage parking organizations, book your space today! And if you are looking to advance your career and learn the latest trends and technologies affecting the parking industry, register now to take advantage of discounted rates!


New RFPs Posted on IPI's RFP Portal

Email HeaderThese parking RFPs are currently available at the IPI RFP Portal. Access to complete RFP details is a benefit of IPI membership.



Franklin County, Ohio
For: Parking Access Revenue Control System


City of Urbana, Ill.


City of Tucson, Ariz.
For: Municipal Parking Program Products and Services


Park City, Utah Municipal Corporation
For: Pay-by-Cell Phone Payment Integration


Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
For: Parking Lot Light Fixtures, National Airport


Department of Veterans Affiars
For: Parking Lot "A" Expansion, Design Build


Texas State Technical College System 
For: Repair, Seal and Stripe of Parking Lots


City of Rochester, NY
For: City Hall Green Pervious Parking Lot


Anchorage Community Development Authority
For: On Street Revenue Control Equipment


Florida Department of Corrections
For: Parking Lot Expansion


City of Lincoln and Lancaster County, Neb.
For: Design Services for New Parking Structure and Liner Building(s)



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.

The Golden Tickets Are Out There

IPI Golden TicketIn celebration of IPI's 50th anniversary in 2012, we have inserted five Golden Tickets into random issues of the January issue of The Parking Professional. Each Golden Ticket provides the holder with one free registration to the 2012 IPI Conference & Expo in Phoenix, Ariz. So make sure to look in your most recent The Parking Professional and read it cover to cover for your chance to find one of the Golden Tickets!


Industry Headlines From IPI's Social Media
Did you know that IPI provides 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 regularly post information that is important to parking professionals. Here are just a few examples of the stories you may have missed:


ParkatmyHouse Turns Parking Spots Into Cash With U.S. Launch


Standard Parking, SP Plus(R) Municipal Services Announce Contract Awards


Parking surplus could be downtown's greatest asset -shows why parking matters to a city -great work Brandy Stanley


Solar-paneled parking deck to help city power grid


Aesthetics of garage earn award for parking authority


How New Parking Technologies Help Law Enforcement Fight Crime, Control Traffic, and Boost Revenues


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State of the States
Texas Parking and Transportation Association (TPTA)
Make sure you register for the TPTA 2012 Annual Conference, March 28 - 30, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency in dynamic downtown Houston. For more information please email Liliana Rambo or Nicole Chinea. Read more.

TPTA is the platform for sharing information, techniques, mentoring, and offering several forums throughout the year that deliver educational sessions to our industry associates. Please join us on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Baylor University in Waco. For more information please click here, or contact Julie Bretz at (972) 973-4841 or Dean Ahmad. Read more.

Mid-South Parking and Transportation Association (MSPTA)

Registration for the 2012 MSTPA Conference is now open! Join us March 12-14 for three days of learning and networking in Nashville, Tenn. Come to Music City for three days of meetings, leadership discussions, networking, and behind-the-scenes tours! Read more.