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November 6, 2012 - Vol 4, Issue 23
In This Issue
November 8 IPI Webinar: Technology Trends in Parking
Enter by December 31: IPI Awards of Excellence Competition
Q&A Transcript from IPI's October Webinar
New Jobs Posted
Time is Running Out to Register for IPI's Latin Parking Conference & Expo
November 14 IPI Webinar: The ROI of Green Parking
Learn About the Benefits of IPI Membership
Exhibitor Alert: 75 Percent of 2013 IPI Conference & Expo Exhibit Space is Sold
IPI Online ShopTalk: Emerging Trends in Parking in Cities and Municipalities
Nominations Sought For 2013 Parking Professional Recognition Awards
New RFPs
The Parking Professional: Tips from a Parking Judge to Make Tickets Stick
Industry Headlines - From IPI's Social Media
Submit Your News to IPI's Parking NewsLINK
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November 8 IPI Webinar: Technology Trends in Parking

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Hire a new employee who needs to get up to speed? Or are you flummoxed by some of the newest industry innovations everyone's talking about? We've got the answer for you!

Technology Trends in Parking, an IPI Technology Committee webinar in the Fundamentals of Parking Webinar Series, is geared to those new to the parking industry or frontline staff who may not yet have learned about all the new technologies affecting us. It will provide practical nuts-and-bolts information about the technology and explain what it is, how it works, and how it affects them, their operation, or their role in their organizations.


The webinar will cover: Parking's Technology Terminology; Current Technology Tends; Revenue Control Technology; Parking Operations; Traffic Management; and Future Technology


Technologies explained will include credit card in/out, license plate inventory and recognition, hand-held devices, RFID and AVI smart cards, central cashiering and pay-on-foot, web-based parking management systems, wireless sensors, mobile phones and GPS systems, lighting, and much more.



Thomas Wunk, CAPP, president, Intelligent Parking Concepts


Thursday, November 8 at 2:00 p.m. EST/ 11:00 a.m. PST (60 minutes)

$35.00 for IPI members

$50.00 for Non-members*


For more information and to register!


Enter by December 31: IPI Awards of Excellence Competition 

Entries are now being accepted for the International Parking Institute's (IPI's) 31st Annual Awards of Excellence Competition recognizing outstanding achievement in parking facility design and architecture. 

The complete  Awards of Excellence entry forms are now available at

Past winners have included notable parking garages in cities, retail complexes, corporate headquarters, airports, commercial buildings, public institutions, universities, and sports complexes, among others. The awards are open to public agencies, jurisdictions, institutions, organizations, or corporations that own parking facilities completed or renovated since January 1, 2010. 

The top award honors architectural achievement. Other categories honor sustainable parking and transportation design excellence and noteworthy design and implementation of a surface parking lot. The competition offers seven categories: 


I.    Parking facility with fewer than 800 spaces
II.   Parking facility with 800 or more spaces 

III.  Surface parking lot
IV. Innovation/sustainability in an existing parking operation or program

V.  Parking facility rehabilitation or restoration

VI. New parking facility incorporating sustainability
VII.Award of architectural achievement 

Entries may be submitted online no later than Monday, December 31, 2012. Entry fees, rules, regulations, and judging criteria are outlined in the official entry brochure at


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Hurricane Relief and Parking

Did your company collect coats or blankets, help gather water, or raise funds to help victims of Hurricane Sandy? Did you host a blood drive or volunteer in another way? IPI wants to hear about it!


Please email Kim Fernandez at with your story.


New Parking 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.


Parking Manager - City of San Rafael, Cal.


Vice President of Business Development - Complus Data Innovations, Inc. 


Deputy Director of Transportation, Traffic & Parking Manager/ Manager of Parking Enforcement - City of New Haven, Conn.


Parking Operations Manager - Birmingham Airport Authority (BAA)


View more job listings  


Register for IPI's Latin Parking Conference & Expo in Puerto Rico 

Latin Square AdIPI's 2nd Annual Latin Parking Conference & Expo, scheduled for Dec. 9-12 at The Ritz Carlton, San Juan, Puerto Rico, is designed as a fast-track introduction into the world of parking for a wide range of decision-makers in Latin countries who want to re-think parking to generate revenue and learn about new approaches, new tools, and new technologies that are contributing to smarter cities. This is a extraordinary opportunity for suppliers who want to showcase their products and services to a receptive market. Hotel rates are only $179/night and the action-packed schedule includes tabletop exhibits, educational sessions, facility tours, and business-boosting networking opportunities. Leisure tours of the rain forest and Bacardi Rum Distillery are also available. More at


November 14 IPI Webinar: The ROI of Green Parking

This webinar will explore the importance of environmental sustainability in growing successful 21st-century parking and transportation industries. It will discuss the increasing integration of services to drivers; why BMW sees parking as a key enabler for emerging innovative urban mobility services, the range of "Green Garage" practices and technologies; and the role of the Green Garage Certification Program in promoting parking as part of the solution to transportation-related environmental stresses.



Joachim Hauser, director, BMW Mobility Services
Paul Wessel, executive director, Green Parking Council

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


Wednesday, November 14 at 2:00 p.m. EST/ 11:00 a.m. PST (60 minutes)

For more information and to register!


Learn About the Benefits of IPI Membership
IPI will be hosting a webinar on Tuesday, November 13 at 3:00 p.m. EST to provide current and prospective IPI members with an overview of the many available membership benefits available. Participants will see a walk-through of how to access the online benefits on the IPI website and how to take advantage of other many IPI programs and services. Participants will also have time to ask questions.
T.J. Cantwell, membership director, IPI
Tuesday, November 13 at 3:00 p.m. EST /12:00 p.m. PST (60 minutes)

Exhibitor Alert:  75 Percent of 2013 IPI Conference & Expo Exhibit Space is Sold. Act Now to Reserve

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The 2013 International Parking Institute Conference & Expo will take place May 19-22, in sunny Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. This is the world's biggest parking industry event with 2,500+ attendees from 35+ countries. It's the best place for you to showcase your products and services to top executives and decision-makers responsible for purchasing, planning, designing, operating, and managing parking and transportation at colleges/universities, municipalities/cities, airports, hospitals, sports/entertainment complexes, retail/mixed use facilities, commercial buildings, and more. Reserve your exhibit space today. A few premium booths and a host of sponsorship opportunities are still available, but not for long, so don't delay.


IPI Online ShopTalk: Emerging Trends in Parking in Cities and Muncipalities

This virtual roundtable will discuss emerging trends in parking with a focus on the trends and impacts in cities and municipalities. Participants will be asked to share their experiences and thoughts on current parking trends


The Online ShopTalk will be a free-form discussion encouraging active participation by all registrants. Michael Klein, CAPP, executive director, at Albany Parking Authority, will moderate the discussion. The contact information of all participants will be sent to registrants following the call to allow for offline networking.


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


Thursday, November 15 at 1:00 p.m. EST/ 10:00 a.m. PST (60 minutes)


Click here for more information and to register.


*If you want to participate, join IPI and receive all the benefits of membership.

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

Nominations Sought For 2013 Parking Professional Recognition Awards

Nominations are being accepted for the International Parking Institute (IPI) annual Professional Recognition Awards, honoring the parking and transportation industry's outstanding contributors in four categories.


The Parking Professional of the Year category has been renamed to honor the late James M. Hunnicutt, a founding father of IPI and parking and transportation industry pioneer, who was Parking Man of the Year in 1976.


The James M. Hunnicutt Parking Professional of the Year award recognizes management-level professionals who direct an entire parking/transportation operation, or manage multiple units within a department.


The four award categories are:

  • Parking Staff Member of the Year (for front-line staff)
  • Parking Supervisor of the Year (for those who supervise one or more employees within a parking/transportation department or unit)
  • Parking Organization of the Year (for public or private parking organizations, departments, consultants, suppliers, commercial operators, etc.)
  • James M. Hunnicutt Parking Professional of the Year (for those management-level professionals who direct an entire parking/transportation operation, or manage multiple units within a department) 

Additional entry criteria and packets can be downloaded here.


Nominations will be reviewed by IPI's Professional Recognition Committee,  made up of industry peers appointed by IPI's Board of Directors. Entries must be submitted by February 1, 2013. Awardees will be honored at the 2013 IPI Conference & Expo in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., May 19-22, and in the July 2013 issue of The Parking Professional.  



New RFPs Posted on IPI's RFP Portal
RFP cropThese are the latest parking RFPs available at the IPI RFP Portal. Access to complete RFP details is a benefit of IPI membership. 


Sierra College, Calif.
For: Parking Pay Stations


Philadelphia Parking Authority
For: Paper Receipt Stock for Kiosks


City of Cincinnati
For: Lease of City-owned Parking Assets 


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!


The Parking Professional: Tips from a Parking Judge to Make Tickets Stick

The November issue of The Parking Professional offers great advice on making parking tickets stick that you can share with your front-line staff members:


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Having written a book about how to beat parking tickets and sat as a judge who decided such cases, it's somewhat amusing to be approached by "the enemy" to pen an article about how to make parking tickets stick. The truth is that the overwhelming majority of parking tickets already do stick; that is, the vast majority of people-even those with good defenses-never bother to fight their tickets at all. And of those who do fight, a huge proportion are found guilty by the judge. So I have to chuckle when I consider what advice to give to further stack the odds against people getting tickets. But having taken the task, I'll boil it down to one simple rule: don't make mistakes.


IPI Members can read all the tips and the rest of the November 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.  


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 industries? Just join us on Twitter, FacebookLinkedIn, and the Parking MattersŪ Blog. Here are just a few examples of the stories you may have missed:


Men vs. Women: The Search for the Parked Car via @WSJ


It's World Series time - See how parking outside the Miami Marlin's Stadium shines


The Most Amazing Parking Spaces In The World


Tulsa's Missing Millions: Unpaid parking tickets add up


Transportation Commission Gives Support to Extending Parking Meter Hours


Lighting retrofit project aimed at making Capitol Campus parking garage safer


Whose Parking Regime Reigns Supreme? LA, SF, and NYC Compare Notes


Parking and Transportation Services utilizes available space on 40 Acres


Valet parking introduced in historic Bethlehem


Parallel parking in tight streets tests the nerves


Q&A Transcript from IPI's Webinar, Uncovering the Perks of Public Policy for Parking

IPI's October webinar covered the contents of the Federal Highway Administration's Contemporary Approaches to Parking Pricing: A Primer, projects funded by FHWA, and opportunities for parking professionals to make the most of this public policy initiative. It also included first-hand accounts from panelists who have implemented performance pricing in their operations.


Q:How does SFpark message the dynamic pricing to the parker?


A: Jay Primus: SFpark has demand-responsive rates, which means rates change according to demand about every six weeks, rather than dynamic rate adjustments which implies much more frequent rate changes. This periodicity was deliberate, giving regular parkers in an area more time to learn new prices and make any adjustments to their behavior they may make before measuring again for the next rate change. Rate information is displayed on the meter, online, via SFpark mobile applications, and is available as part of the free JSON/REST data feed that other application developers can use and help distribute.


IPI members can access the full Q&A transcript here and anyone can access the archived version of the webinar as well as the Contemporary Approaches to Parking Pricing: A Primer.

Submit Your News to IPI's Parking NewsLINK

NewsLink Got news? IPI members have a new, cost-free way to share their news about parking, people, products, and services, thanks to IPI's Parking NewsLINK, a new section at


Parking NewsLINK is links to unedited member news releases; they are  viewable to all, but only IPI members may post news. To upload news, members need to submit the name of their organization, the date of the news release, and a link to the information via an online form available on the site. Read recent member news here.


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