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August 28, 2012 - Vol 4, Issue 18
In This Issue
Registration Open for Latin Parking Conference
U.S. Department of Transportation Awards Grants for Parking Pricing Projects
IPI's Lighting Webinar is Tomorrow
Submit to Speak at the 2013 IPI Conference & Expo
New Jobs Posted
Online ShopTalk: Experiences with Electronic Payment Technologies
Fast. Informative. Fun. Free. The Parking Matters® Blog
Parking Enforcement: On- & Off-Street One-Day Seminar
The Parking Professional - Building Communities
Snap to It! Enter The Parking Professional Photo Contest!
New RFPs Posted
Industry Headlines - From IPI's Social Media
State of the States


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Registration Open for IPI Latin Parking Conference & Expo in San Juan December 9-12


Back by popular demand, IPI is hosting its second annual Latin Parking Conference & Expo. The event will take place at the Ritz-Carlton in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This is a unique opportunity for anyone with an interest in parking, transportation, government, and development in Latin America to immerse themselves in how new approaches to parking can boost revenue, reduce traffic, and create more livable cities. Tabletop exhibits and sponsorships are available for consultants and suppliers. The conference will be presented in English with Spanish translation provided. Registrants from 12 Latin American countries are expected. Room rates are only $179. To learn more, register, or inquire about exhibiting, visit


U.S. Department of Transportation Awards Grants for Parking Pricing Projects

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced more than $363 million in grants from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to fund a wide variety of highway improvements including the Value Pricing Pilot (VPP) Program. The VPP Program supports a variety of strategies to manage congestion on highways, including tolling highway facilities through congestion pricing and other methods that do not involve tolls, such as mileage-based car insurance and parking pricing. Awardees included:


Multimodal, Dynamic Parking Pricing in Downtown Washington, D.C.

This project will implement dynamic pricing and a reservation system for commercial vehicle parking to manage metered curb-side spaces in the congested downtown business district and tourist areas. It will encourage freight travel at off-peak times and enable tour bus operators to find parking, as well as use parking revenues to support transit services. $1,090,000


ParkSmart New York City

The project continues the work of a previous pilot to introduce higher on-street meter rates during peak times in select neighborhoods to support retail areas by increasing vehicle turnover and allowing more vehicles to access on-street parking. It offers tailored pricing strategies in up to 25 new neighborhood retail corridors to reflect parking demand, and will reduce congestion caused by double-parked and circling cars. $950,000


For the complete list of Awardees, visit and be sure to download for free the FHWA's Contemporary Approaches to Parking Pricing.

IPI's Lighting Webinar is Tomorrow -- Sign Up Today!

Recent advances in lighting technology have resulted in opportunities to greatly reduce energy consumption and operational costs in multi-level parking facilities. Would you like to achieve this but don't know where to start or how to make the best decision for your facility? You can learn how in this webinar. Don Monahan, P.E., vice president, Walker Parking Consultants, will:


  • Define lighting terminology.
  • Present lighting industry design criteria.
  • Providing parking facility lighting design examples.
  • Discuss factors that influence light fixture selection.
  • Discuss energy-efficient lighting retrofits.
  • Determine federal tax deductions and utility rebates for installing energy-efficient lighting.


Instructor: Don Monahan, P.E., vice president, Walker Parking Consultants


Wednesday, August 29, 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



Submit to Speak at the 2013 IPI Conference & Expo

2013 Conference LogoIPI is currently accepting presentation proposals for the 2013 IPI Conference & Expo May 19-22 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Experienced and articulate individuals willing to share their expertise and real-world practices are invited to submit presentation proposals. Presentations that illustrate case studies, illuminate important issues, bring how-to knowledge, and increase the professionalism of those attending the conference are particularly valued. The IPI Conference Program Committee will select the most engaging, knowledgeable, and inspirational presentations and speakers. Click here for more information and to submit your proposal. 


New Jobs Posted

IPI Career HQ

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


Assistant Director - Parking - City of Miami Beach, Fla.


Parking Revenue Manager - Port of Seattle, Wash.


Concession Liaison - The Ohio State University Parking Operations - LAZ Parking, LTD


Section Chief, Management Services and Property Develoopment - Montgomery County Government, Md.


View more job listings  

Online ShopTalk: Experiences with Electronic Payment Technologies

The August Online ShopTalk virtual roundtable provides an opportunity for all IPI members to discuss their experiences with electronic payment technologies. Participants will be asked to share their problems and solutions and learn how their peers are successfully addressing common issues. 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 Bruce Barclay,
operations manager/parking, Salt Lake City Department of Airports.


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


Thursday, August 31 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.

Fast. Informative. Fun. Free. The Parking Matters® Blog

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Sign up to receive Parking Matters® Blog posts as they are published (about 2 to 3 times each week).  Recent posts: Jeff Petry on a community art-in-parking program, Rachel Yoka on taking your eye for parking on the road, Isaiah Mouw on Kentucky Speedway's carmageddon turnaround, Brett Wood on the importance of branding your parking program, Casey Jones on parking research and the Mineta Transportation Institute, Shawn Conrad on inspiration from Colin Powell, Mark Wright on ordinances to reduce vehicle-into-building crashes, and more. Join the conversation: Sign up for free.  


Parking Enforcement: On- & Off-Street One-Day Seminar

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at Four Points by Sheraton at BWI Airport, Baltimore

Cost: $225 for IPI members and $350 for non-members


Everyone is welcome to join us for a day of enforcement training instructed by Roamy Valera, CAPP, SP Plus - Municipal, Stephen Hittman & Jennifer Rentz, Complus Data Innovations. Topics to be covered will include:


  • Planning, Evaluating and Assessing the Need for Your Enforcement Program.
  • The DMV:  How it Can Work With You!
  • Program Promotion, Quality Service and Constituency Building and Enforcement Programs: Adjudication.


For more information or to register, please contact Lauri Chudoba, certification administrator, at 540.371.7535 x124 or


The Parking Professional: Building Communities

The September issue of The Parking Professional has been mailed just in time for football season and back to school. Be sure to read all these feature articles plus so much more:


America's Parking LotSept TPP Cover

How an independent filmmaker started out making a movie about a Dallas Cowboys tailgate, and discovered a whole world in the parking lot.


Degrees of Hilarity

Think you've heard some great stories from parking violators? Wait until you hear these from college and university campuses!


Taxi Hydrant Zones

How the City of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, came up with an innovative way to help downtown taxi drivers and city parkers.


Going Once, Going Twice, Sold!

Chapman University and the parking auction experiment.


Man vs. Machine

Is robotic parking right for your project?


Light for All

An underground parking garage incorporates natural light and environmentally friendly features.


Fostering an Engaged Community

A university parking department plays a role in involving students and developing engaged alumni.


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


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 for details and to enter. Good luck! 


New RFPs Posted on IPI's RFP Portal

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



City of Minneapolis

For: Cedar Riverside Parking Lot Management/Operations

City of Palo Alto, Calif.

For: Parking Garage & Attendant/Valet Parking Feasibility Study

City of Cincinnati 

For: Parking Meter Revenue Systems (PMRS)

City of Walnut Creek, Calif. 

For: Parkign Sensor and Data Management System


Moab Valley Fire Protection District, Utah

For: Parking Canopy


The University of Texas at Dallas

For: Parking Structure Construction

East Liberty Development, Inc. Pittsburgh, Pa.
For: Parking District Implementation


View all RFPs

Organizations can post 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!


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:


San Francisco eager to simplify parking program's current jumble of zones


Md. county partners w/ @StreetlineInc on mobile parking application project


Albany's new #parking program '2 Blocks, 2 Bucks, 2 Easy' offers cheap, convenient options (video)


ISU frustration: Where can I park? -good explanation of new parking areas at start of school year


Denver parking study: Smart Meters won't zero out remaining time -- yet

BMW Launches Car-Sharing Service, Parking App In San Francisco


Nelly Furtado Premieres "Parking Lot" Lyric Video, Unveils Single Cover (video)


DDOT Seeking Public Input on Parking in the District


Top-to-bottom improvements paving the way for a greener parking future


L.A. Council OKs pilot program to turn parking spots into 'parklets'


Auburn outlines plans for downtown parking facelift


Newark, OH looks to support downtown businesses through better parking policies



State of the States

Texas Parking & Transportation Association is welcoming four newly-selected TPTA members. Newly-elected board members are Jane Wilcox, Stephen F. Austin State University, and Marc Denson, Corpus Christi Police Department. Re-elected board members are Bob Harkins, University of Texas at Austin, and Scott Kangas, CAPP, Baylor Health Care System. Our next board meeting will be held on September 14, 2012 at Houston's William P. Hobby Airport at 10:00 a.m.

We would like to thank all our members who participated in the TPTA Roundtable & Networking session that was held on Monday, July 23, 2012 at UT Dallas. Read more...