Solstice Banner Ad 
IPInsider Logo
May 22, 2012 - Vol 4, Issue 11
In This Issue
Last Call IPI Emerging Trends in Parking Survey Closes Tonight
Broaden your Knowledge Base with Thought-Providing Education
2012 EPA Energy Star National Building Competition Deadline is Tomorrow
IPI's Next Webinar: Green Parking Isn't an Oxymoron
Online ShopTalk: Ideas For Transportation Demand Management
New RFPs Posted
Answers to Questions from IPI's ADA Webinar
New Posts on the Parking Matters® Blog
Finance and Funny Covered in the June The Parking Professional
New Jobs Posted
Industry Headlines - From IPI's Social Media
State of the States
Sponsored by 


IPI Links


View our profile on LinkedIn
Follow us on Twitter

Like us on Facebook


Last Call: IPI Emerging Trends in Parking Survey Closes Tonight

Wow! And thank you. Response to the IPI Emerging Trends in Parking Survey has been incredible, doubling the number of participants from last year's groundbreaking survey. If you haven't yet responded, there are just a few hours left. The survey closes at midnight tonight, May 22. Complete the survey here.


Responses so far show that some shifts have surfaced over the past 12 months and answers to a few new questions prove fascinating. Results will be released during the upcoming IPI Conference & Expo in Phoenix, June 10-13, and posted on the IPI website in late June. A report will be distributed with the July issue of The Parking Professional, the award-winning monthly magazine of IPI. Stay tuned. 


Broaden your Knowledge Base with Thought-Provoking Education

Conference logo 2012 Correct dates

How many times have you heard the phrase "life-long learning"? It's for good reason: staying abreast of the latest trends, technologies, and information makes you a better professional no matter what career you choose. Continuing education is an investment in your career and your business, and there's no better place to ensure you're as up-to-date as possible than the 2012 IPI Conference & Expo, where industry experts await you in a series of educational sessions you simply won't find anywhere else. See IPI's complete schedule of education by track or day.


Other Conference educational activities include:



Register now to broaden your knowledge base.


2012 EPA ENERGY STAR National Building Competition Deadline is Tomorrow


Parking garages aren't often thought of as significant energy consumers, but the potential to cut energy use quickly and effectively is huge! Did you know that the winning team in 2011 ENERGY STAR Building Competition reduced the energy consumption of their parking garage by more than 60 percent just through lighting retrofits and by altering energy management practices? Start achieving energy and cost savings immediately by entering your parking garage in the 2012 ENERGY STAR National Building Competition! But do it now because entry deadline is May 23.


For all the details and to enter. 


IPI's Next Webinar: Green Parking Isn't an Oxymoron

leafimageParking Systems and Sustainability Challenging but Compatible

Conventional wisdom says parking and sustainability can't easily co-exist.  But conventional wisdom is wrong. In fact, the parking industry has found innovative and relatively easy ways to go green and help its customers be more environmentally responsible as well. Participate in this timely webinar to learn how environmental sustainability and a well-designed and operated parking system can work together to meet customer needs, environmental responsibility, and financial goals. The Co-Chairs of IPI's Sustainability Committee will explore specific strategies, options, and resources to help you and your business become more sustainable.  


Instructors: Rick Decker, CAPP, MBA, Minneapolis/St. Paul Int'l Airport 

Rachel Yoka, LEED AP BD+C, CPSM, Timothy Haahs & Associates, Inc.


Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. EDT/11 a.m. PDT (60 minutes)

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


For more information and to register    


Online ShopTalk: Ideas for Transportation Demand Management

TDMarrowThe Online ShopTalk virtual roundtable provides an opportunity for all IPI members to share ideas and best practices on transportation demand management (TDM). Participants will share their problems and solutions and learn how their peers are successfully addressing TDM concerns. The contact info of all participants will be sent to registrants following the call to allow for further offline networking.


The Online ShopTalk will be a free-form discussion led by Josh Kavanagh, CAPP, director of transportation services at the University of Washington.


IPI ShopTalks are provided at no charge to IPI members*.


Tuesday, May 29 at 1:00 p.m. EDT/ 10:00 a.m. PDT (60 minutes)

*If you want to attend, make sure to join IPI and receive all the benefits.


New RFPs Posted on IPI's RFP Portal

RFP crop

These are the latest parking RFPs available at the IPI RFP Portal. Access to complete RFP details is a benefit of IPI membership.



Springfield, Mass., Parking Authority

For: Parking Structure Condition Assessment


Los Angeles World Aiports
For: Parking Management and Courtesy Transportation Services


Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

For: Lighting Upgrade


Los Angeles Department of Transportation
For: Public Carshare Program


City of Worchester, Mass.
For: Parking Meter Repairs


Montclair State University

For: Car-Sharing Program


World Bank Group, Washington, D.C.
For: Commercial Parking Spaces 


View all current RFPs 

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. 


*Not an IPI member, but want access to the RFPs? Join Now!  


Answers to Questions from IPI's ADA Webinar

On April 25, Michelle Wendler, AIA, principle, Watry Design, educated participants on new ADA rules in her webinar "Parking ADA Self Audit." Here is a sample from the Q&A segment.


In a university setting, please explain the need for a number of ADA spaces in a lot/facility not serving a building, and the need for ADA spaces at residence halls.


Per ADA, each lot/facility, whether it serves a particular building or not, must provide the number of accessible parking spaces required by Table 208.2. The location of the stalls within the lot/facility that does not serve a particular building should be located per 208.3.1, "on the shortest accessible route to an accessible pedestrian entrance of the parking facility." Refer to Section 208.2.3 and 208.3.2 for requirements for accessible parking for residential uses.



IPI members can read the full Q&A Transcript and the archived version of the webinar can be viewed here.
New Posts on the Parking Matters® Blog

PM blog logoThe Parking Matters® Blog is a new platform for parking and transportation professionals to share ideas, voice opinions, inspire, enlighten, educate, and inform. Visit the blog to see the latest posts and subscribe to receive new posts in your inbox. See what you have been missing.


More on Climate Change by Casey Jones, CAPP


Airport Parking Survey Takes Off by Rick Decker, CAPP


Rethinking Our Future by L. Dennis Burns, CAPP


Get Your Bike On! by J.C. Porter, CAPP


Finance and Funny covered in the June The Parking Professional

This June issue of The Parking Professional has been mailed and offers a myriad of financial expertise from the realities of financing sustainable facilities to the newly-passed federal Durbin Amendment that's causing worry and confusion among those who accept credit and debit cards. But it's not all business. Be sure to read our amusing article on the most outrageous parking stories and best excuses our municipal members have heard.  June TPP 2012


Garage Fires

Hoping for the best; planning for the worst. What you need to know about fires in parking garages.


Changing the Debit Card Rules

What the Durbin Amendment means for parking facilities.


Getting Your Ps in a Row

P3 as an alternative approach to financing parking structures.


Planning to Ride Smart

Mississippi State University plans to expand its parking and transit operations, and thinks creatively about financing it all.


It's Not My Fault!

The best excuses and stories municipal parking professionals have heard on the job.



A Baltimore garage updates its lighting to save energy and money, and finds multiple fringe benefits.


To advertise in the award-winning The Parking Professional, contact Bonnie Watts at 540.371.7535.
New Jobs Posted

IPI Career HQHave a job to post? Reach thousands of parking professionals at Looking for a job in the parking industry? View our latest listings.


Parking Manager - San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency

Director of Parking & Transportation Services - Indianapolis Airport Authority


Parking and Transportation Division Director - City of Portsmouth, NH


Transportation Systems Manager - Oregon Health & Science University


VP of Operations - Hotel Division, Valet Parking - Minuteman Parking Company


Assitant Director for Parking Operations - Duke University


View more job listings  

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, FacebookLinkedIn and the Parking Matters® Blog. IPI staff regularly post information that is important to parking professionals. Here are just a few examples of the stories you may have missed:


Car park users vote for stairwell fragrance http;//


O'Hare upgrade would let you find and pay for parking with your phone via Suntimes


Paying parking tickets is just a touch screen away in San Antonio


Unpaid parking tickets? St. Louis to offer amnesty this weekend


Thieves stealing handicapped #parking permits as drivers seek places to park in Washington area


New York City Explores Private Deal For Meters


A newfangled way to pay for parking


New Rochelle Launches Parking Meter Pilot Program


New York City parking spot goes for $1 million


Demand-Based Parking Program Takes Effect In Downtown


State of the States

Southwest Parking Association

As we all prepare for this year's IPI conference in Phoenix, we start turning our attention westward; and we do so with much excitement about the new energy taking place in the great southwest. The Southwest Parking Association (SWPA) is undergoing many changes and experiencing much new growth as we march through 2012, trying to capture the excitement of IPI in Phoenix and turn it into positive benefits for its existing and potential member base. Read more...