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October 2012
MAPA Newsletter

Annual Fall Conference * Oct. 24 * University of Baltimore

 A Peek into Parking's Future


Conference Schedule


Oct. 23 

12:00          Fall Golf Tournament at the Timbers at Troy Golf Course: Elkridge, MD

Join attendees, vendors, sponsors and conference speakers for an afternoon of golf and networking.  An awards ceremony and networking social hour follows tournament play.


Oct. 24

8:00-9:00    Registration Open: Breakfast & Networking with the Vendors



9:00-10:15  The Shoup Model: The High Cost of Free Parking

                 SPONSORED BY: DONLEY'S INC

                 Presented by Michael Klein, Albany Parking Authority

This presentation combines theoretical and technical information from the "rock star" of the parking industry, Donald Shoup, with a case study pioneering use of market forces to implement the underlying economic concepts. The presentation includes planning and implementation details, and actual data from the 2011 pilot demonstrating that these concepts are working well in Albany, New York.


10:15-10:45  Parking Trends: Fundamentals Driving Parking Demand

                   Presented by Christine Banning, National Parking Association

In this session learn about the population, parking and demand trends in urban mobility and sustainable mobility. Find out how the data affects your operations and how you plan for the future of parking space design, parking demand management & automation. What do Smart Cities & and big data mean to parking.


10:45-11:00   Vendor Networking Time


11:00-11:45   Parking In the Cloud - A Case Study

                    Presented by Doug Graham, T2 Systems & Old Dominion

The cloud is taking parking by storm. The advantages of hosting your parking operation are many: reduced staffing needs, reduced PCI compliance efforts, cost savings, centralized operations management, and reliability and uptime are key benefits that nearly every parking operation can expect. Understanding the overall advantages-and limits-of the cloud will help you make a well-informed decision about your own operation's future. Who better to explore and explain this shift in the industry than T2 Systems, who has provided parking management solutions in the cloud since 2001, and Old Dominion, a T2 customer that recently moved their operation to the cloud?


11:45-1:15  Lunch / Vendor Time SPONSORED BY: TOLEDO TICKET COMPANY


1:15-1:45   IPI Progress Report and Parking Power Toolkit
                Presented by Henry Wallmeyer, Deputy Director, IPI

International Parking Institute Deputy Director Henry Wallmeyer provides an up-to-the-minute report on all IPI is doing to advance the parking profession and increase awareness of why Parking MattersŪ, and shares 20+ tools you can use to promote your own parking professionalism.


1:45-2:15   Baltimore County Revenue Authority Meter Case Study
                 Wayne Mixdorf, BCRA

This presentation describes the experiences of the Baltimore County Revenue Authority during its effort to modernize the parking meter system in Baltimore County. It will touch on the use of multi-space meters as well as single-space meters with a focus on how the two can be integrated for the convenience of the end user.


2:15-2:30   Break & Vendor Time SPONSORED BY: O & S ASSOCIATES


2:30-3:15  Proactive Risk Management in the Parking Industry
                Presented by Sunil Puri, Walter P. Moore

The purpose of this presentation is to create awareness about the practice of proactive risk management during the construction and operation of parking structures. At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to understand the typical sources of risks surrounding parking structures and will be able to identify the strategies to manage these risks. Implementation of the risk management strategies will be demonstrated by discussing multiple real-life case studies. Probable roadblocks in the effective risk management will be shared with the audience. Questions and concerns will be discussed at different stages of the presentation.


3:15-3:30  Beak & Vendor Time SPONSORED BY: O & S ASSOCIATES


3:30-4:15  Mobile Apps....How do they Apply and is the Time Right for You?

               Parking and the Mobile App Convergence
               Presented by Tom Wunk, Intelligent Parking Concepts, LLC

               Clarence Kemper, SKIDATA

There's an app for this and an app for that! But if you are like most people, getting your Facebook page started is a challenge, as well as understanding how to apply all of the available technology to your parking and transportation operations. This presentation, created by IPI's Technology Committee, will provide you information on the various technologies that can improve your operations, help market your facilities, and provide useful services to your customers. This presentation will specifically discuss the different type of mobile phone apps and how each might fit with your operating goals and target customers helping you to determine which type of app you should develop or use in your operation. It will also review the value of data generated from your facility and how data is used by various mobile apps.


Fee: $75 Members (includes full program, exhibits, breakfast, lunch and breaks)

        $95 Non-Members




Fall Golf Tournament * Tuesday, Oct. 23 * 12:00 PM
Join our conference vendors, speakers and attendees for an afternoon of golf at The Timbers at Troy Golf Course in Elkridge, MD.  Afterwards, stick around for the Awards Ceremony and Networking Social Hour. Tournament sponsored by:
Tim Haahs 
Lunch & Learn Wrap-up * Parking & Baseball
MAPA's second Lunch & Learn at Nationals Park was a huge success! On a sunny afternoon in September, 65 MAPA members and guests were treated to two great presentations by Mobile Now! and Zip Park, Control Systems and IBM. Afterwards, the group enjoyed a day of baseball and networking as the Nat's took on the Brewers and WON! 
A big thank-you to our sponsors.
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non-profit association that, since 1987, provides a mutual support network and environment for the parking professional. Members include professionals from Municipalities and other political subdivisions; transit agencies; airport authorities; schools, colleges and universities; hospitals; commercial operators and other providers of on and off-street public parking in the Mid-Atlantic region.


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MAPA Conference Sponsors
Tim Haahs   toledo IPS
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