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January 8, 2013 - Vol 5, Issue 1
In This Issue
Calling All IPI Member Equipment, Technology, and Service Providers
Just Published: IPI's 2012 Year in Review
2013 IPI Conference & Expo Registration Now Open
IPI Expands Partnership with Association for Commuter Transportation
IPI's Webinar: P3 and a University Parking System - The Ohio State University Story
New Jobs Posted
Nominations For IPI's 2013 Professional Recognition Awards Due February 1
The Parking Professional - January Issue Online
New RFPs Posted
Learn from Your Peers at the Parking Matters Blog
IPI Membership Benefits 101 Webinar
IPI Online ShopTalk: Monitoring Contract Compliance in Airport Public Parking and Shuttle Bus Operations
Final Three Winners of iPad Minis Announced
Industry Headlines - From IPI's Social Media
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Calling All IPI Member Equipment, Technology, and Service Providers

Here's your chance to get involved, contribute to the growth of the parking industry, and have a say in messaging targeted at your prospective customers. IPI is inviting senior management at member company equipment, technology, and service providers to become involved in an initiative that began with last spring's IPI Suppliers Summit in Chicago, and which has evolved to become IPI's Smart Parking Alliance. The new group, co-chaired by David Cummins (Xerox) and Laurens Eckelboom (Parkmobile), is gearing up to support the mission of IPI and the Parking Matters® program to advance the parking profession through collaborative data-gathering, content development, education, and awareness.To be part of IPI's Smart Parking Alliance, send contact information for one or two senior management company representatives to


Just Published: IPI's 2012 Year in Review

Year in review 2012Take a few minutes to read this round-up of 2012 IPI news, partnerships, publications, initiatives, and more. Our 50th anniversary was an action-packed, very successful year thanks to what is now the largest number of members since IPI's establishment in 1962.  Download the pdf here, and see a printed copy with the January issue of The Parking Professional arriving in your mailbox this week.


2013 IPI Conference & Expo Registration Now Open

Once again, the International Parking Institute is hosting the world's largest parking industry event, with the best educational sessions, the most networking opportunities, and the biggest exhibit hall. All this and more in beautiful oceanfront Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Join us for:

  • 225+ exhibitors featuring the latest in parking innovations.
  • 50+ educational sessions, including ShopTalks® and PowerPitch Forums.
  • 2,500+ conference attendees from 35+ countries.
  • Facility tours, technology demos, networking events, and more.
  • Learn, network, share ideas, and make lasting connections.

Register today to save $100 and get the best hotel selection.


IPI Expands Partnership with Association for Commuter Transportation

ACT logoIPI is announcing a new, expanded partnership with the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) that will help the organizations tackle broad transportation issues. The groups plan to co-sponsor regional conferences that will focus on how to apply parking management techniques and technologies to TDM, including optimizing on-street parking performance, control strategies for emissions mitigation, increasing use of park-and-ride facilities, and developing policies to support ride-sharing, car-sharing, and other commuter options. Upcoming IPI-ACT conferences will be listed in the IPI calendar at If you would like to host state or regional IPI-ACT conferences, contact Henry Wallmeyer at 540.371.7535. Read news release.
IPI Webinar: P3 and a University Parking System - The Ohio State University Story 

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Turning campus parking operations over to public private partnerships (P3) through upfront payments and long-term leases is gaining attention and interest. There are clear benefits, but also many details that must be clarified and documented so bidders understand exactly what they are bidding on, and the university understands what it will retain and how the arrangement will work.


Join us for this webinar and:

  • Review what should be considered in a long-term lease of campus parking facilities.
  • Learn how to define and separate roles and responsibilities.
  • Develop operating standards that address the needs of the institution while producing a biddable document.



Sarah Blouch, President, CampusParc LP


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


Wednesday, January 30 at 2:00 p.m. EST/ 11:00 a.m. PST (60 minutes)


For more information and to register!


New Parking Jobs Posted

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


Director of Parking Operations - Athens Downtown Development Authority


Director, Transportation Services - Texas State University, San Marcos


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


View more job listings  


Nominations For IPI's 2013 Professional Recognition Awards Due February 1

Nominations are being accepted for IPI's 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, CAPP, 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.  


The Parking Professional - January Issue Online

The January issue of The Parking Professional is a great way to start off your new year, with an in-depth interview with some of the parking industry's top leaders, the results of our first photo contest, and these features:


At a CrossroadsTPP Jan 2013

Parking industry leaders share their thoughts on where the industry has been and where it's going, in and beyond the new year.


Service Blueprinting

A tool to improve your customers' experience.


The Parking Manager is In

Turning parking lemons into community lemonade in Eugene, Ore.


Social Media 101

How the Philadelphia Parking Authority embraced social media to connect with its community and boost its image.


Oh Snap!

The winners of the first The Parking Professional photo contest.


SMILE! You're in Landside!

Difficult customers? Happens to the best of us, but your secret weapon is right on your face.


Whistles and Pom-Poms

Managers play many roles, but coach and cheerleader should be forefront in their minds. Here's how to use both to build a solid team.


IPI Members can read all these feature stories and more by accessing the online version of The Parking Professional.
And if one your New Year's resolutions is to write an article for The Parking Professional, learn how to do so here.  
New RFPs Posted
RFP cropThese are the latest parking RFPs available at the IPI RFP Portal. Access to complete RFP details is a benefit of IPI membership. 


Albany Parking Authority
For: Server Upgrade/Replacement and Technical Support 


City of Spokane, Wash.
For: Parking Citation Management System 


City of Malibu
For: Parking Enforcement Services 


Houston Airport System
For: Marketing and Media Buy Consulting Services 


City of Portland, Ore.
For: Parking Enforcement Handheld Citation System


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!


Learn from Your Peers at the Parking Matters® Blog

PM blog logoSign up to receive Parking Matters® Blog posts as they are published (about two to three times each week). Recent posts:


  • Unionized Workers: Blessing or Curse? by David Feehan
  • You Have to Give to Receive (Positive Media Coverage) by Jeff Petry
  • Resolutions by Casey Jones, CAPP
  • What Are We Blogging About? by Barbara J. Chance, Ph.D.
  • Precious and Invisible by Mark Wright


Join the conversation and sign up for free.


IPI Membership Benefits 101 Webinar
IPI will host a free webinar on Thursday, January 17 at 1:00 p.m. EST to provide current and prospective IPI members with an overview of the many available membership benefits. 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, IPI membership director
Thursday, January 17 at 1:00 p.m. EST /10:00 p.m. PST (60 minutes)
IPI Online ShopTalk: Monitoring Contract Compliance in Airport Public Parking and Shuttle Bus Operations

This virtual roundtable will discuss various issues in airport parking and transportation with a focus on contract compliance in public parking and shuttle bus operations. Participants will be asked to share their experiences and thoughts and suggest other topics for discussion.


The Online ShopTalk will be a free-form discussion encouraging active participation by all registrants. Matt Sherwood, general business specialist at Metropolitan Washington Airports 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*.

Tuesday, January 29 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.

Final Three Winners of iPad Minis Announced
IPI recieved an overwhelming response to our call for participants in the IPI Job Analysis Survey. Thanks to everyone who took a few minutes to complete the survey. The results of the survey will be seen in many of the activities IPI is starting in 2013. Congratulations to the final three winners of the iPad Mini giveaway:
David Santa Ana, CAPP - Georgia Institute of Technology
Blake Laufer, CAPP - T2 Systems, Inc.
Sam Wilson - Trade Center Management Associates
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 Matters® Blog. Here are just a few examples of the stories you may have missed:


Avis will buy Zipcar for $500 million


UTA Parking Garage Features Solar Panels


Downtown Elkhart parking experiment may become permanent


City Center Parking acquired by Canada-based Impark http;//


Kennebunk works on new parking plan for Lower Village


LAX to drop free airport parking for electric vehicles


580-Space State of Idaho Parking Garage Up for Design Review


Finishing touch on Missoula parking garage


As Notre Dame and Alabama square off for tonight's BCS Championship. See how their parking matches up http;//


RT @XeroxTransport: The NY Times explains smart parking in a nutshell -