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July 17, 2012 - Vol 4, Issue 15
In This Issue
General Colin Powell Talks Parking
New Jobs Posted
Next IPI Webinar on Durbin Amendment
New Posts on the Parking Matters® Blog
Snap to It, Enter The Parking Professional Photo Contest!
The Parking Professional: A Star is Born
Lost and Found in Phoenix
Online ShopTalk: Managing Parking in Cities and Muncipalities
New RFPs Posted
Industry Headlines - From IPI's Social Media
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General Colin Powell Talks Parking

PowelllowresHave you heard the one about Gen. Colin Powell and the parking attendants? The former Head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of State posted on the Parking Matters® Blog yesterday, sharing an excerpt from his book It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership that detailed lessons learned in a visit with parking attendants at the U.S. Department of State several years ago. Check it out here! Don't forget to subscribe while you're there--subscribers received this and all blog posts in their email automatically. 


Gen. Powell has even more to say about management, leadership, and parking, and he recently shared it all with IPI. Don't miss his exclusive interview in the August issue of The Parking Professional, mailing soon! This is sure to be the issue everyone's talking about. Watch your mailbox for your copy!

New Jobs Posted

IPI Career HQ

Have a job to post? Reach thousands of parking professionals at www.parking.org/careers. Looking for a job in the parking industry? View our latest listings.


Parking Services Manager - City of Surrey, B.C. 


Director of Business Development - Complus Data Innovations, Inc.


Director of Parking Operations - Lancaster Parking Authority


Branch Manager - ABM Parking Services


View more job listings  


July 25 Webinar: Do You Know if the Recent Changes in Debit Card Processing are Good or Bad for Your Operation?

IPI Webinar: A Deeper Dive into What the Durbin Amendment Means for Parking


The recent implementation of the Durbin Amendment has affected debit-accepting businesses in various ways. Some IPI members will benefit from the Durbin Amendment changes and some will not.  Will it change the way you do business? What will it do to your monthly credit card processing costs? In our July webinar, Michael Mintz, MCM Sales and Consulting, LLC and AMG Payment Solutions' parking industry consultant, will provide you with detailed information about the Durbin Amendment and what parking professionals need to know about it. Don't miss this chance to get the inside scoop on this important change to debit regulations.


Instructor: Michael Mintz, Advisory Consultant, AMG Payment Solutions


Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. EDT/11:00 a.m. PDT (60 minutes)

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


For more information and to register


New Posts on the Parking Matters® Blog

PM blog logoThe Parking Matters® Blog is a popular 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.


What I Learned from Parking by General Colin Powell 


Shared Spaces by Isaiah Mouw, CAPP


Contemporary Approaches to Parking Pricing: A Primer by Allen Greenberg, FHWA


From Puerto Rico: Developing the 2nd Annual IPI Latin Parking Conference by Shawn Conrad, CAE


Snap to It, Enter The Parking Professional Photo Contest!

Think a parking garage can be a thing of beauty? Have a co-worker with a winning smile all day long? Grab your camera (or even your phone) and get snapping--it's the first The Parking Professional Photo Contest! We've even got fabulous prizes!  


Entering is easy: Upload your photos in any of our six categoriPhotoContestes: 


  • Beautiful
  • Funny
  • People in Parking
  • Structure/Lot
  • Nature
  • Most Offbeat of Unusual


All photos will be entered into our Best in Show category as well. Winning photographers in each category will see their photos published in an upcoming issue of the award-winning The Parking Professional magazine and receive highly stylish and coveted Parking Matters® shirts. The Best in Show winner's photo will be published on an upcoming The Parking Professional cover, and the photographer will receive a free registration to the 2013 IPI Conference & Expo in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 


Hit us with your best shots! Visit www.parking.org/PhotoContest for details and to enter. Good luck! 


The Parking Professional: A Star is Born

Renting out Parking Facilities for Movie and T.V. Filming can be Lucrative and Fun


July TPP coverSeveral times a year, Lance Lunsway, CAPP, senior director, parking and transportation, Georgia Institute of Technology, clears the decks--literally--on campus to make room for movie and television stars, production crews, and lots of people and vehicles. Location scouts have discovered that the school is a great place to film all sorts of scenes for movies and television, and Lunsway's facilities are the perfect places to either be in the scenes themselves or serve as storage for all the vehicles a movie shoot brings with it.


Requests to use parking decks and lots when a movie crew comes to town aren't unusual-as one location scout put it, every production comes with dozens of vehicles, and their drivers all want to park as close to the action as possible. Parking garages, too, are attractive for shooting scenes when the lighting and sight lines are right. And a contract with a production company can equate to liquid gold for the facility owner.


IPI Members can read the entire story and the rest of the July 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.


Lost and Found in Phoenix
Have you been missing something?  Can't seem to see anything anymore?  Lose your prescription glasses at the Phoenix conference?  Well, you're in luck because we have them in our office!  If the glasses belong to you, please contact Lauri Chudoba to have them safely returned.

Online ShopTalk: Managing Parking in Cities and Muncipalities

The July Online ShopTalk virtual roundtable provides an opportunity for IPI members working for public institutions, cities, and municipalities to share ideas and best practices on managing parking. Participants will share their problems and solutions and learn how their peers are successfully addressing parking concerns. The contact information 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 Allen Corry, CAPP, parking services director for the Town of Greenwich, Connecticut.


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


Thursday, July 26 at 1:00 p.m. EDT/ 10:00 a.m. PDT (60 minutes)

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

Miss an Online ShopTalk? Contact T.J. Cantwell to request access to the recordings.

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.



University of Georgia
For: Consulting Service in Relation to Parking Analysis


Broward County, Fl.
For: Parking Management Services


City of Billings, Mont.

For: Design/Builder Services


University of Nebraska-Lincoln
For: Development of a Mixed-Use University Parking Facility


Eugene and Springfield, Ore.
For: Bike Parking Study Consultant


Technical College Systems of Georgia
For: Seal Coating Parking Lots & Roads


Organizations can post RFPs at no charge. For more information, contact Henry Wallmeyer at 40.371.7535.


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


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:


General Colin Powell guest blogs for IPI's Parking Matters® Blog today. http://blog.parking.org


Apache works to promote natural gas as transportation fuel http://ow.ly/cfxo5


Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) adds valet parking, letting you rush to your flight http://ow.ly/cfxui


New parking meters that take credit cards may be in Lincoln in next 12 months http://ow.ly/cfyFf


Bikes versus parking: City works on compromise http://ow.ly/cfyP3


German Town Separates Parking Spots By Gender (Audio) via @NPR http://ow.ly/cfyXd


Fun With Chalk: Parking Lot Full of Art (video) http://ow.ly/cfz6S


Parking meters eyed for revenue http://ow.ly/ch9dB