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September 25, 2012 - Vol 4, Issue 20
In This Issue
Monday is the Deadline to Submit to Speak at the 2013 Conference & Expo
PARK(ing) Day 2012
Parking Enforcement: On- & Off-Street One-Day Seminar
IPI Webinar: Uncovering the Perks of Public Policy for Parking
New RFPs Posted
Online ShopTalk: Airport Parking Incentive Programs
New Jobs Posted
Fast. Informative. Fun. Free. The Parking Matters® Blog
The Parking Professional: Artful Design
Register for the IPI Latin Parking Conference & Expo
Snap to It! Enter The Parking Professional Photo Contest!
Industry Headlines - From IPI's Social Media
IPI Presents at the Pennsylvania Parking Association


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Monday is the Deadline to Submit to Speak at the 2013 IPI Conference & Expo

2013 Conference LogoMonday is the last day IPI will accept 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.


PARK(ing) Day 2012

IPI members were among parking organizations and community groups around the world to participate in PARK(ing) Day on Friday, Sept. 21, transforming parking spaces into public gathering spaces for the day.  


Invented in 2005 by San Francisco-based art and design studio Rebar, PARK(ing) Day grew to include 975 registered installations by 2011. These included transformed spaces in 160 cities on six continents. Spaces are carpeted with artificial turf, decorated with flowers and shrubs, outfitted with benches, and become public gathering spaces, art exhibitions, and a number of other interactive displays, always on the third Friday in September. Many cities have developed specialized permitting systems for the day, according to its organizers, and embraced it as a way to demonstrate public goodwill. For more information, visit


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, and Stephen Hittman and Jennifer Rentz, Complus Data Innovations. Topics to be covered 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


IPI Webinar: Uncovering the Perks of Public Policy for Parking

Ever wish for solid insight into the most important and innovative parking pricing strategies that can help reduce congestion and promote livability? The Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA's) Contemporary Approaches to Parking Pricing: A Primer offers just that, serving as a resource on performance pricing of on-street parking (including metered visitor parking and residential parking permits), unbundling parking costs from housing and other real estate costs, parking cash-out in lieu of parking-only commuter benefits, and redesigning priced parking offerings (such as the monthly parking pass) to encourage using alternative transportation.


FHWA You've read about the Primer in The Parking Professional (see p. 46 of the August issue), and you might have talked with its creators at the 2012 IPI Conference & Expo. Here's your chance to hear what they and a panel of experts has to say about the research behind this valuable publication and what it means for your parking operation.


This webinar will cover the contents of the primer, projects funded by FHWA, and opportunities for parking professionals to make the most of this public policy initiative. It will also include first-hand accounts from panelists who have implemented performance pricing in their operations.



Allen Greenberg, Senior Policy Analyst , Federal Highway Administration  
Matthew Kaufman, Director of Planning, UrbanTrans 



Soumya S. Dey, P.E., Acting Associate Director, District Department of Transportation, Washington, D.C. 
Mike Estey, Parking Operations & Traffic Manager, City of Seattle 
Jay Primus, SFpark Manager, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency 

Wednesday, October 17 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 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 Los Angeles, Calif.

For: Parking Meter Collection and Coin Counting


City of Latrobe, Pa.

For: Parking Pay System


Los Angeles World Airports

For: Parking Management and Courtesy Transportation Services


Destination Missoula, Mont.

For: Urban Wayfinding System Plan


Philadelphia Parking Authority

For: Parking Regulation Signs & Decals


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!


Online ShopTalk: Airport Parking Incentive Programs
Encouraging Customer Parking Preferences Through Incentive Programs


The October Online Shoptalk will discuss a number of incentive programs including loyalty programs, reservation programs, and corporate or frequent parker programs. Participants who use these types of programs will be asked what the driving factor for their implementation was and how airports justify the programs.


The Online ShopTalk will be a free-form discussion requiring active participation by all registrants. Steve Koester, A.A.E., parking systems manager at the Port of Portland will moderate the discussion.


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


Thursday, October 25 at 1:00 p.m. EDT/ 10:00 a.m. PDT (60 minutes)


The contact information of all participants will be sent to registrants following the call to allow for further offline networking.
*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 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.


Accounting Manager - E-Z Parking, Inc.


Area Parking Manager - E-Z Parking, Inc.


Deputy Director of Operations - Virginia Commonwealth University


Staff Accountant/ Office Administration - E-Z Parking, Inc.


Senior Director, University Transportation and Parking Services - California State University, Sacramento


Assistant Director, Parking - Emory University 


View more job listings  

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 two to three times each week).  Recent posts: Isaiah Mouw looks at how new technology may be affecting customers, Mark Wright reviews the lessons a recent true story provides regarding safety, Jeff Petry offers his perspective on PARK(ing) Day, Dennis Burns puts parking into context, and more. Join the conversation: Sign up for free.  


The Parking Professional: Artful Design

The October issue of The Parking Professional has been mailed and explores the great architectural and design elements of some parking garages. Be sure to read all these feature articles plus so much more:


Pop!TPP October Cover

Parking garages embrace public art, with spectacular results.


First of its Kind

An architect thinks outside the concrete box to design Korea's first non-utilitarian parking garage.


Diamond Outside the Ballpark

Teamwork makes the parking system at Marlins Park shine.


Set Adrift

Floating parking lots launch in the Netherlands.


City of Wonders

Miami Beach offers a hot climate for innovative parking design.


Where Mobility Meets Facility

BMW aligns with the Green Parking Council.


What Has Your Parking Deck Done for You Lately?

A new approach to campus parking.


Reach the Beach, but Take a Cab

Parking can seem like utter chaos in Puerto Rico, but for good reason...and it's exactly the kind of thing the IPI Latin Parking Conference & Expo will address.  
To advertise in the award-winning The Parking Professional, contact Bonnie Watts at 540.371.7535. 



Get Ready for IPI Latin Parking Conference & Expo in Puerto Rico


Registration is now open and a few sponsorships are still available for suppliers and consultants who want to market their wares to receptive new markets in Latin American countries. Back by popular demand, this is the 2nd Annual IPI Latin Parking Conference & Expo. Re-Thinking Parking:  Profit from New Approaches, New Technology is the focus of this three-day event scheduled for Dec. 9-12 at the Ritz Carlton, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Hotel rates are only $179/night and the action-packed schedule includes tabletop exhibits, educational sessions, facility tours, and business-boosting networking opportunities. Optional tours include the Bacardi Distillery and the rain forest. More than a dozen Latin American countries are expected to be represented. Learn more at


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 by October 31! Visit for details and to enter. Good luck! 


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:


New Program for Midtown #Parking in Reno @StreetlineInc and @Siemens launch new pilot


Houston Airport System Tackles #ParkingProblems via Airport Improvement Magazine


Future of Cars: They Won't Fly, But They'll Amaze


Parking Panda hits the iPhone and brings its#parking marketplace to SF Bay Area


What Color is Your Parking Lot: New Research Combats Heat Island Effect


RT @its_america: Submit your proposal for ITS America's Annual Meeting


FSU parking gets in front of special ESPN 'GameDay' event on Saturday


Minneapolis invests in chargers for electric cars


Top 5 Predictions About The Future Of Driverless Cars


Approaching parking from a different angle - diagonal parking proposal


Parking system to make debut next month in Englewood


PARK(ing) Day Completes our Streets ->New blog post http;//

Catholic U says 
parking lot solar panels gives it region's largest solar power installation


Wild Space, exotic in a parking ramp  



State of the States

IPI at the Pennsylvania Parking Association

Henry Wallmeyer, IPI's deputy director, joined 120 parking professionals and 32 exhibiting companies at the Pennsylvania Parking Association 2012 Parking Conference, Workshop & Exhibition, Sept.19-21 in Pittsburgh. Along with Wallmeyer's presentation of the International Parking Institute Progress Report and Parking Power Toolkit, topics covered were customer service, on-street rates, best practices for processing and citation collections, advertising in garages, and parking reservation systems. Special events included attending the Pirates vs. Brewers baseball game, the 12th Annual Design and Innovation Awards, and a keynote by Jeff Filicko, public relations manager for Kennywood Park. Jeff spoke about the parking operations and challenges at "America's Finest Traditional Amusement Park." The event highlight was when PPA presented Douglas Holmes, CAPP, with a lifetime honorary membership. 


MAPA Hits Home Run with Its Lunch and Learn

Much like Ryan Zimmerman of the playoff-bound Washington Nationals, MAPA hit a home run with its Fall Lunch & Learn event at Nationals Park on Sept. 24. Parking professionals were treated to two education sessions (Case Studies in Baseball Parking: How Wireless Solutions have helped Yankee Stadium, Marlins Ballpark and The Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati's Parking Operations, and From Parking to Electric Vehicle Charging: How to Combine them Smoothly under One Garage Roof), a great ballpark lunch, plenty of networking, and a winning effort by the Nationals over the Brewers with a final score of 12-2.  This event was a follow up to MAPA's successful Spring Lunch & Learn at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore.


Texas Parking and Transportation Association Call for Speakers

The Texas Parking and Transportation Association will hold its annual conference April 1-4, 2013 in Austin, Texas.  The Host Committee, in coordination with the Board of Directors, is now accepting proposals for presentations for the educational portion of the conference.


Proposals are welcomed regarding any topic of interest to our industry. In addition to parking, we have had specific interest in current topics related to transportation issues.  Presentations should not be marketing pitches for particular firms, services, or products.  Successful proposals typically focus on educating the audience, presenting case studies of successes, and lessons learned from challenging projects and in depth experiences. Learn more and submit proposals.