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February 19, 2013 - Vol 5, Issue 4
In This Issue
Just Published: "How to Park: The Must-Read Manual for Teens"
CAPP Three-Day Seminar in March - Register Today!
Five Things to Do to Make the Most of the IPI Conference & Expo
Q&A Transcript from IPI's Webinar: P3 and a University Parking System
IPI Hits the Road
IPI's Webinar:On-Street Parking Technology
New Parking Jobs Posted
The Parking Professional: The Power of Observation
IPI Online ShopTalk: Meeting Customer Needs & Fighting Misperceptions of Parking at Colleges & Universities
New RFPs Posted
Learn from Your Peers at the Parking Matters Blog
IPI Membership Benefits 101 Webinar
Industry Headlines - From IPI's Social Media
State of the States
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Just Published: "How to Park: The Must-Read Manual for Teens" 

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IPI has teamed with AAA Mid-Atlantic and the Mid-Atlantic Safety and Education Foundation, affiliated with AAA, to publish a smart, fun, informative, and valuable booklet that educates teen drivers about how to park. Did you know 70 percent of all vehicular crashes involve parking incidents? That's why this information is so important to the parking industry. "How to Park" is packed with useful information designed to boost parking maneuvering skills along with insights to encourage greater respect for parking enforcement, and it concludes with a suggestion that high schoolers consider careers in parking! A publicity campaign targeted at teen media and driver education instructors is planned. In the meantime, download How to Park here and watch for your hard copy with the March issue of The Parking Professional. 


CAPP Three-Day Seminar in March - Register Today!

The next offerings for the Certified Administrator of Public Parking (CAPP) program will be a three-day seminar Tuesday, March 19 - Thursday, March 21, 2013. On Tuesday IPI will hold the Parking Enforcement: On- & Off-Street seminar, and on Wednesday and Thursday, IPI will have the You're On! How the Media Gets Your Message seminar. Both seminars will take place at The Hotel at Arundel Preserve in Baltimore/Hanover, Md. Please call 410.796.9830 to make your reservation. Be sure to mention "IPI CAPP Training" get the IPI rate of $139/night plus tax. NOTE: The hotel deadline was Friday, February 15th, but you should still be able to secure a room at the IPI rate by calling today.


The Enforcement seminar is open to anyone wishing to attend. The media seminar, however, is for approved CAPP candidates only.


For complete details and the registration form, please download the registration brochure here. If you have any questions or need additional information, contact Lauri Chudoba, IPI's Certification Administrator, at 540.371.7535 x124. 


Five Things to Do to Make the Most of the IPI Conference & Expo

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The countdown to the world's largest gathering of parking professionals and the industry has begun. It's four days of valuable time to learn, connect, and explore what's new in parking. And as regular attendees know, it's also a great deal of fun!


Here are five things you can do today to maximize your ROI on the big event:


  1. Register before Feb. 28 to save $100 on registration.
  2. Book your hotel now -- room blocks are filling up!
  3. Make your flight arrangements to oceanfront Fort Lauderdale to get lowest fares.
  4. Hurry if you are thinking of exhibiting -- the exhibit hall floor is nearly sold out (more than 90 percent at press time).
  5. Watch for conference email, join IPI's Facebook page and LinkedIn group, and subscribe (free) to the Parking Matters® Blog to get breaking news and conference updates.

Stay tuned for more information on keynote speakers and 50+ educational sessions in five tracks: Best Practices, Sustainability, Design/Renovation/Maintenance, Finance, and Technology
. Register here!   


Q&A Transcript from IPI's Webinar: P3 and a University Parking System -- The Ohio State University Story

IPI's January webinar, presented by Sarah Blouch, president of CampusParc LP, reviewed what should be considered in a long-term lease of campus parking facilities; how to define and separate roles and responsibilities; and developing operating standards that address the needs of the institution while producing a biddable document.  


Q. Can you give an example of how the university is incentivized to make the transition successful?


A. During transition, the university was required to ensure that the operations are maintained at the same level of service just prior to closing; that all equipment is maintained in good operating order; and goodwill is maintained (section 2.5(d) of the agreement specifically details this requirement). Beyond what is defined in the Concession Agreement, it was as important to the university as it was to CampusParc that the transition was seamless.


IPI members can access the full Q&A transcript here and anyone can access the archived version of the webinar.

IPI Hits the Road

Over the next two months, IPI will visit various IPI Allied Association annual meetings across the country to offer staff and/or IPI Technology Committee presentations.


Casey Jones CAPP, chair of IPI's Board of Directors, Shawn Conrad, CAE, executive director, and Henry Wallmeyer, deputy director, will be update audiences on Parking Matters® and what's new with IPI, and detail the tools parking professionals can use to improve their operations and advance their careers. The IPI Technology Committee will also be presenting its On-Street Parking Technology session.


Attend your local state and regional association conference to network with your peers and learn the latest in parking trends and technologies, and say hi to IPI.


March 4-6

Mid-South Transportation and Parking Association
March 27 & 28
April 2-4
April 17-19
IPI Webinar: On-Street Parking Technology is Wednesday

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On-street parking technology has changed dramatically over the years. Evolving from the basics of a windup clock, today's equipment can change rates and hours with the stroke of a key at your computer. You can know, in real time, what spaces are occupied and where violators might be. Meters can call you for repairs or call your customers to warn them that their time is about to expire. Enforcement techniques have improved tremendously. Payment methods continue to multiply across various platforms. How does it all affect you and your customer?


This webinar, brought to you by IPI's Technology Committee, will cover:

  • Various methods to operate on-street parking.
  • Currently available on-street parking equipment.
  • Auxiliary pieces to improve on-street technologies.
  • Discussion of some pitfalls and what you can do to avoid them.



Mike Drow, CAPP, senior vice president, technology integration, Standard Parking Corporation

Peter Lange, executive director, transportation services, Texas A&M University


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


Wednesday, February 20 at 2:00 p.m. EST/ 11:00 a.m. PST (60 minutes)


For more information and to register!


New Parking Jobs Posted

IPI Career HQ

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


Director for Transportation and Parking - Old Dominion University


Parking Operations Manager - Cleveland State University


Parking Planning Manager - Parking Authority of Baltimore City


View more job listings  


The Parking Professional: The Power of Observation

power of observation cover Breakthroughs are often born in the lab or boardroom, but they live or die in the real world where people determine their value through real use. Xerox has employed ethnography for many years to gain a better understanding of human behavior in naturalistic settings, and now we are applying it to parking and parking enforcement. Our field research plays a critical role in rolling out new services and solutions, as it reveals unforeseen human variables that do not surface in the lab, in computer simulations, or in surveys and focus groups.


To see what they found, 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. 


IPI Online ShopTalk: Meeting Customer Needs and Fighting Misperceptions of Parking at Colleges and Universities

This virtual roundtable will provide an opportunity for those working for academic institutions to discuss how to make parking more customer-friendly, and ways to address the perception that parking is only focused on enforcement and revenue. 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. Deborah Graham, parking and transportation manager at Arizona State University, 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, February 26 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.

Did you miss January's Online ShopTalk on managing contract compliance in airport public parking and shuttle bus operations? Then you missed great ideas to audit your operation and create a new reserved parking program. Contact T.J. Cantwell to request free access to the recording.


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. 


University of California, Berkeley
For: Development and Operation of Parking Structure 


Albany Parking Authority
For: Garage Construction Consultant


Canton, Ga.
For: Parking Analysis 


University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
For: Traffic Control, Directions and Parking Signage Services


Texas Dept. of State Health Services
For: Campus Parking Lot Improvements


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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  • Agreeing with Bill Gates by Barbara J. Chance, Ph.D.
  • Defining Moment by Henry Wallmeyer
  • Announcing Change by Bill Smith
  • Parking Love List by Helen Sullivan 
  • Inspired Leadership on EV by Casey Jones, 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)
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:


Bones Under Parking Lot Belonged to Richard III http://ow.ly/hr2D9 via @nytimes


No room: As D.C.'s population rises, so does demand for #parking http://ow.ly/hu7nI


Parking Love List for Valentine's Day http://bit.ly/12Ecf3P


Parking pics you'll love for Valentine's Day http://bit.ly/12kr8Nk


Carlisle parking meter system may change http://ow.ly/hIIYe


Downtown State College parking technology update slated for mid-April http://ow.ly/hIJhI


Honk App Saves You From Tickets, Remembers Parking Spots via @mashable http://ow.ly/hOjNF


Pay Parking Meter By Cell Phone? via @HeraldNews http://ow.ly/hOkfy


Plenty of cars, scarcity of parking vex Daemen neighborhood http://ow.ly/hOl4z


FlightCar finds savvy way to save on airport parking http://ow.ly/hOlJ4 


State of the States

The New England Parking Council (NEPC) will host its 22nd Annual Parking and Transportation Conference on March 27 and 28, 2013 in Hartford, Conn. at the Hilton Hartford hotel, located at 357 Trumbull Street. Founded in 1984, NEPC membership is comprised of parking and transportation professionals seeking to share knowledge and build business relationships through networking and educational opportunities. Read more...