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April 2, 2013 - Vol 5, Issue 7
In This Issue
Your Opinion Counts: IPI's Third Annual Emerging Trends in Parking Survey
Last Chance to Vote in IPI's 2013 Board of Directors Election
Get Ready, Get Set, Go! Fast Track Learning at IPI Conference & Expo
New Hotel Added for IPI Conference & Expo
Beware of Hotel Brokers
IPI's Webinar: Legal Issues and Parking
Another Successful CAPP Seminar
Connect with Parking Professionals
New Parking Jobs Posted
The Parking Professional: Your Guide to the World's Largest Parking Event
New RFPs Posted
Learn from Your Peers at the Parking Matters Blog
IPI Membership Benefits 101 Webinar
Industry Headlines - From IPI's Social Media

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Your Opinion Counts: IPI's Third Annual Emerging Trends in Parking Survey

Share your opinions and insights about parking trends by answering a few brief, provocative, fun, and important questions on the 2013 IPI Emerging Trends in Parking Survey. Please respond today, or no later than Wednesday, April 17. New this year:  Questions identifying trend-setting cities that are taking a progressive approach to parking, and the chance to identify your favorite parking facilities around the world. There's even one question that identifies the bad parking/driving problems you find most frustrating. Responses are anonymous. The survey is open to IPI members and non-members, so don't hesitate to share the link with your parking colleagues. Click here to take the survey now: IPI Emerging Trends in Parking Survey.


Last Chance to Vote in IPI's 2013 Board of Directors Election!
Wednesday, April 3 at 11:59 p.m. is the deadline to vote for the IPI 2013 Board of Directors election. View the full slate of  18 candidates. 


All eligible voting members should have recieved an email with voting instructions. Please contact Lauri Chudoba at 540.371.7535 x124 with any questions about the IPI election process. Vote today!


Get Ready, Get Set, Go! Fast Track Learning at IPI Conference & Expo

2013 Conference LogoListening and learning from the parking industry's best and brightest is what the four-day IPI Conference & Expo, May 19-22, is all about. Have you registered? Booked your hotel? Now's the time to immerse yourself in descriptions of educational sessions (available at familiarize yourself with the conference schedule and Expo hall hours, and firm up appointments or plans to meet colleagues. 


Educational sessions are organized into five tracks: Best Practices,  Sustainability, Design/Renovation/Maintenance, Finance, and Technology. New this year:  a fast-paced Ignite session--an explosive meeting technique you'll love. Don't forget the conference is in sunny, oceanfront Fort Lauderdale, and IPI is planning lots of fun, with networking opportunities in such settings as site facility tours, science museums, indoor go-karting, golf, airboating the Everglades, and more. Learn more here.
New Hotel Added for IPI Conference & Expo

Due to the overwhelming response to IPI's 2013 Conference & Expo another hotel has been added to the official lodging block. The Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel offers free Wi-Fi, a convenient location just minutes away from Port Everglades and Broward County Convention Center. It has recently undergone a $6 million renovation. The IPI group rate is $189/night. To make a reservation call 800.468.3571 and mention IPI to receive the group rate. Shuttle service will be provided to and from the convention center.


Beware of Hotel Brokers for the 2013 IPI Conference & Expo

IPI has received several reports that wholesalers contacted exhibitors to book Fort Lauderdale hotel reservations. These brokers falsely imply they are affiliated with show management and secure full or partial prepayment for their rooms from attendees and/or exhibiting companies. IPI reminds its attendees that we have no affiliation with any of these room brokers. The only hotels officially sanctioned and certified by IPI are listed on our hotel page, found here.  Please be aware none of these properties will reach out to you to book your hotel reservations for the IPI Conference & Expo.  You must contact the hotel directly and mention that you are with the IPI Conference & Expo to receive the negotiated rate. Those who opt for alternatives to the IPI negotiated rates may find themselves at risk.  Daily/Special event shuttle transportation is only offered to/from the convention center to/from official host properties.


IPI Webinar: Legal Issues and Parking

Risk Management and General Liability from the Legal Point of View


Does your security plan or facility design set you up to be sued? Believe it or not, many do and while their design certainly wasn't intended to do that, the legal risks are all too real.


This webinar will discuss safety and security in parking facilities as part of an overall management plan, including contracts and helping managers develop plans to keep customers and employees safe and owners out of court. It will review passive and active design features, measures that can be taken to protect employees and patrons, and parking facility concerns that include risk management, insurance coverage, and reducing liability exposure.


Instructor: Michael V. Tinari, Esquire, Leonard Sciolla Hutchison Leonard & Tinari LLP   

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


Wednesday, April 17 at 2:00 p.m. EDT/ 11:00 a.m. PDT (60 minutes)


For more information and to register!


Another Successful CAPP Seminar
The Certified Administrator of Public Parking (CAPP) program has just wrapped up another successful seminar. Candidates attended the Parking Enforcement: On- & Off-Street and Media joint seminars. The Parking Enforcement seminar, instructed by Roamy Valera, CAPP, SP Plus/Standard Parking Corporation and Jennifer Rentz and Stephen Hittman, Complus Data Innovations, Inc., provided information regarding planning, evaluating, and assessing the need for your enforcement program; program promotion, quality service, and constituency building; enforcement adjudication programs; and how the DMV can work with you in addressing scofflaws.


The Media seminar, instructed by Phil Rabin, Capital Communicator; Judy Taub, WTOP Radio; and Bruce Alan, WTOP Radio, covered print and broadcast media and provided the do's and don'ts of handling hard news stories. A panel of local media participated in a panel discussion that offered behind-the-scenes information to prepare attendees for the mock radio and TV interviews during the hands-on educational session. A review of parking-related media stories and a social media presentation were included as well.


Want to receive the same top-notch training your peers just did? Sign up for the CAPP program today by downloading the application. Also, this year the CAPP Parking Industry-Specific five-day session to be held during the 2013 IPI Conference & Expo in Fort Lauderdale is open to anyone who wishes to attend. Go to and register as a CAPP Delegate Member to be included in the CAPP class. Hurry -- time is running out and there is limited seating available.


For more information about the CAPP program, please contact Lauri Chudoba at 540.371.7535 x124.


Connect with Parking Professionals
IPI Whos Who Do you have a parking problem? Don't recreate the wheel. Connect with peers who understand you and your daily issues. IPI members can access IPI's Who's Who Membership Directory to find thousands of parking and transportation professionals who can help you deal with problems, brainstorm new ideas or just commiserate with you.

The updated 2013 version of IPI Who's Who Membership Directory is now available online. Members can also access the new searchable online Who's Who Membership Directory here.

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: 


Director of Parking - City of Ithaca, New York


Valet Manager - LAZ Parking


Director, Ground Transportation - San Diego County Regional Airport Authority 


View more job listings  


The Parking Professional: Your Guide to the World's Largest Parking Event

The April issue features an IPI Conference & Expo preview, complete with exhibitor list so you can start planning your time in Fort Lauderdale and go home with your own avalanche of information. But it isn't just all about Conference. It also has some other great stories too -- see for yourself.


Simply Invaluable TPP April 2013

The 2013 IPI Conference & Expo offers unbeatable networking, the latest products and services, and learning at every turn.


On Abolishing Parking Citations

Two transportation scholars and researchers argue that the parking ticket has outlived its useful life.


For the Love of Parking

A Washington dentist gives sweat, tears, and money to save an old garage, just for the love of it.


Managing Moped Parking

How one university found a way to manage two-wheeled parking that met everyone's needs.


How Can I Ever Thank You?

Employee appreciation doesn't have to cost a lot, but can make a world of difference.


2013 IPI Conference & Expo Exhibitor Listing

The who, what, and where of the largest and best expo in the parking industry.

Read 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. 


County of Volusia, Fla.

For: Parking Consultant


University of Texas at Austin

For: Parking Pay-station Mobile Pay System


Oregon Health & Science University

For: Parking Management


French Market Corporation, City of New Orleans

For: Parking Management


City of Beverly Hills
For: Parking Management Services 


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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  • Bracket Monday, The IPI Way by Henry Wallmeyer
  • Parking Matters® in Korea and Beyond by Rachel Yoka
  • Good Transportation: A Factor in College Choice by Bridgett Brady, CAPP
  • Back to Life in Abu Dhabi by David Hill, CAPP

Join the conversation and sign up for free.


IPI Membership Benefits 101 Webinar
IPI will host a free webinar on Wednesday, April 17 at 1:00 p.m. EDT 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, April 17 at 1:00 p.m. EDT /10:00 p.m. PDT (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:


Cincinnati plan to privatize parking sparks backlash


Doing fine: LexPark has improved Lexington's parking enforcement


Consensus: No easy fix for Key West parking problem


Anatomy of a Parking Sign That Actually Makes Sense


The Perfect Parking Garage: No Drivers Required


Good Transportation: A Factor in College Choice


RT @StreetlineInc: The parking revolution by Kim Fernandez @IntlParkingInst via @AmerCityCounty Magazine:


City Rejects St. John's Parking Proposal