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January 22, 2013 - Vol 5, Issue 2
In This Issue
Calling All IPI Member Equipment, Technology, and Service Providers
Are You Ready? Registration Open for World's Biggest Parking Event
IPI Expands Partnership with Association for Commuter Transportation
IPI Highlights Parking at TRB
Final Three Winners of iPad Minis Announced
Just Published: IPI's 2012 Year in Review
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
Industry Headlines - From IPI's Social Media
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IPI is a Founding Ambassador of DOE's Workplace Charging Challenge
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The International Parking Institute (IPI) has been named a founding ambassador and will play a significant role in support of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Workplace Charging Challenge. The goal of the challenge is to increase the number of American employers offering workplace charging by tenfold in five years. IPI has committed to develop and execute a plan to support and promote deployment of workplace charging infrastructure.


As part of the kickoff event for this important initiative, IPI Chair Casey Jones, CAPP, will participate in a Workplace Charging Challenge Roundtable with other stakeholders and senior administration officials January 31 in Washington, D.C. Following the roundtable, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu will recognize IPI as a leader in supporting the nation's plug-in electric vehicle charging infrastructure in his keynote speech at the 2013 Washington Auto Show.


The Workplace Charging Challenge was developed to support President Obama's EV Everywhere Challenge announced in March last year. Look for more on this event and initiative in upcoming issues of the IPInsider, The Parking Professional, and at the 2013 IPI Conference & Expo. 


Are You ready? Registration Open for World's Biggest Parking Event

2013 Conference Logo Registration is now open for the IPI 2013 Conference & Expo and if you register by Feb 23, you'll get the lowest price and first choice of hotels! Ride the wave (it's in oceanfront Fort Lauderdale, Fla. this year) to four action-packed days of parking expertise that prepares you, technology that empowers you, and networking that moves you forward! 


Register today to save $100. 


P.S. for Parking Industry Suppliers and Equipment and Service Providers

Hurry to reserve a booth or become a sponsor at the 2013 IPI Conference & Expo. The Exhibit Hall is 85 percent sold and prime sponsorship slots are going fast. Contact Bonnie Watts at 540.371.7535.


IPI Highlights Parking at TRB

The International Parking Institute made significant strides last week at the Transportation Research Board's (TRB) annual meeting in Washington, D.C. The TRB is part of the National Research Council; its mission is to provide leadership in transportation research and information exchange. This can have a lot to do with parking issues. While there were many education and committee meetings throughout the five-day conference, one was of particular interest to IPI and the parking industry.


During the transportation demand management subcommittee discussion, a question was raised about developing a TRB standing committee on parking. This new committee would cast a wider light on parking's important role in transportation, economic development, urban planning, sustainability, reducing traffic congestion, and many other favorable mobility roles.  Having a distinctive focus would also enable the industry to receive additional support for research and project studies. The recommendation received support from attendees, and IPI is following up with TRB leaders to help establish this new committee. 


IPI will keep you informed as new information about TRB and the potential role of a parking committee becomes available. IPI has offered our full support to helping TRB develop this separate focus on parking.


2013 Board of Directors Election - Call for Nominations

You are invited to share your skills and talents and help set the strategic vision for the International Parking Institute (IPI) by running for the IPI Board of Directors. The Board holds monthly conference calls and semi-annual in-person meetings to set the strategic direction for the organization, provide guidance on industry-specific projects, and direction on educational programming, Parking Matters®, membership, public affairs, allied partnerships, and the IPI Conference & Expo, among others. Board members are recognized as leaders representing all sectors of the parking and transportation industry and are selected to serve on the Board by the membership through open elections which will begin on March 6, 2013. All qualified applicants will be reviewed by the Nominating Committee and voted on by IPI members.


You are encouraged to get all the details and the full application at www.parking.org/boardapply. The application deadline is Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Response to Smart Parking Alliance Overwhelming. Are You In?

Wow! Interest in IPI's Smart Parking Alliance is incredible. There's still time to add your name to the roster of IPI member company equipment, technology, and service providers who want a front-row seat advancing the parking profession through collaborative data-gathering, content development, education, and awareness. Here's your chance to contribute to the growth of the parking industry and have a say in messaging targeted at your prospective customers. To be part of IPI's Smart Parking Alliance, send contact information for one or two senior management company representatives to ipi@parking.org. For those who've already responded, many thanks, and more information will be coming soon.


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
Last Chance to Submit Nominations For IPI's 2013 Professional Recognition Awards

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 - The Parking Industry at a Crossroads
There's no question that the parking industry has seen massive change in recent years. Technology, sustainability, and a growing perception of professionalism have all deeply affected the way people in parking think about their work. But what's ahead for the future? The January issue of The Parking Professional asked these industry leaders who work in airports, universities, technology, commercial parking, and international markets what they thought.


  • David Cummins, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Parking, Xerox
  • Tiago Farias, Professor, IDMEC-ISC, Portugal:
  • Dorothy Harris, Assistant Deputy Manager of Aviation/Landside Services, Denver International Airport
  • Casey Jones, CAPP, Executive Director of Transportation & Parking, Boise State University; Chair of IPI's Board of Directors
  • James Wilhelm, President and CEO, Standard Parking

To see what they said, click here to access the online version of The Parking Professional and contact Bonnie Watts at 540.371.7535 to advertise in IPI's award-winning magazine.


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. 


City of Orlando, Fla.
For: Parking Access and Revenue Control System (PARCS) 


City of Charleston, S.C.

For: Parking Management


Delgado Community College, La.
For: Parking Lot Light Poles 


Horry County, S.C.
For: Parking Management Services 


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


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

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  • Parking Career Day by Frank L. Giles
  • Parking Leaders Kickstart the New Year by Kim Fernandez
  • Parking Lessons from Football Champions by Brett Wood, P.E.
  • Meet Your State and Regional Associations by Bridgett Brady, CAPP
  • Your Operation: What Would Ramsay Say? by Doug Holmes, CAPP

Join the conversation and sign up for free.


IPI Membership Benefits 101 Webinar
IPI will host a free webinar on Wednesday, February 20 at 1:00 p.m. EST to provide current and prospective IPI members with an overview of the many available membership benefits. Participants will learn how to access the online benefits on the IPI website and how to take advantage of many other IPI programs and services. Participants will also have time to ask questions.
T.J. Cantwell, IPI membership director
Wednesday, February 20 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 cover 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 The 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.

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:


Watch An Audi Become Self Aware And Navigate A Parking Garage By Itself http://ow.ly/gI77Z


Mobile Parking Service @StreetlineInc Grabs $25M From True Ventures, Qualcomm, Citi http://ow.ly/gIbz4


'Parking Professional' cover draws attention to Fort Myers' public art program (Photos) http://ow.ly/gNBFt via @examinercom


NYC Will Turn 12,000 Old Parking Meters Into Bike Racks http://ow.ly/gVYNU via @GOOD -Read IPI feature article on NYC http://ow.ly/gVZcp


Art in Surprising Places: Amazing Parking Garages Around the World http://ow.ly/h1BFy -some of these received IPI Awards of Excellence


Bad parking job? Text the driver through the license plate http://ow.ly/h1C7K


Time waster! Think you are good at parking? Try this online game http://ow.ly/h1D6F -warning, it is harder than it looks


Mexico City Parking Meters Push Toward Order In Mexican Captial http://ow.ly/h1DYu