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June 25, 2013 - Vol 5, Issue 13
In This Issue
2013 Call for Volunteers Announced
GPALS Project Underway: 2013 International Parking Survey
The Parking Professional: Meet IPI's New Chair
New Parking Jobs Posted
New RFPs Posted
Learn from Your Peers at the Parking Matters Blog
Industry Headlines - From IPI's Social Media
Get Your News Published in the IPI Parking NewsLink
IPI Membership Benefits 101 Webinar
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Volunteer to Serve on an IPI Committee

Volunteers are the heart of IPI. We've all seen the positive effects the work of IPI's volunteers can have on our organization. Every effort has the potential to advance the parking profession and enrich each of us as individuals.


IPI needs your skills, passion, and perspective to build an energetic, inclusive, and multicultural corps of volunteer leaders throughout our committees and task forces. Volunteer opportunities with IPI exist within many different areas of interest and on varying levels of commitment, from participation with short-term projects to our highest level of commitment as a member of an active IPI committee. Everyone appointed to a committee for a two-year term will also be seated on the IPI Advisory Council.


To apply (or re-apply to existing assignments), download the application packet, complete the application form and send it to Lauri Chudoba or by fax at 540.371.8022 no later than July 24, 2013.


IPI will fulfill our promise to provide exceptional experiences, a vibrant community, and essential tools only as a result of the time and knowledge volunteered by members like you who serve your colleagues to further the parking and transportation industry. 


GPALS Project Underway: 2013 International Parking Survey

GPALS DublinThis summer, many GPALS participants will join together to conduct a short survey of parking trends among their members.  Adapted from IPI's Emerging Trends in Parking Survey, the international survey of parking trends is being distributed by GPALS participating parking associations throughout the world. The aim of the project is to identify trends in the parking industry within participating countries and then compare and analyze for differences and similarities with other countries. Surveys will be distributed in early July; analyzed in August; previewed and discussed at the GPALS Summit in Ireland in September; and publicized following the meeting. If you are a parking association leader and want your association to participate in the survey, please email IPI's Helen Sullivan. Learn more about GPALS here. For more information about the 2013 GPALS Summit in Ireland on September 11, contact British Parking Associations's Alison Tooze or visit the EPA Congress website 


The Parking Professional: Meet IPI's New Chair

The July issue of The Parking Professional is on its way to you--be sure to look for you and your friends in our recap of the largest IPI Conference and Expo ever and enjoy the other great stories, including an up-close and personal introduction to IPI's new Chair, Liliana Rambo, CAPP.


July TPP cover 2013 Forward Momentum

New IPI Chair Liliana Rambo, CAPP, outlines her goals and aspirations for her two-year tenure.


Record Breaker

A look back at the 2013 IPI Conference & Expo.


The Basics of Intellectual Property

Covering your assets and enhancing their marketability.


Aiding & Abetting in a Good Way

How Texas Tech University uses license plate recognition to find stolen vehicles and wanted suspects.


Maintenance Matters

Three similar garages prove the importance of regular maintenance to a positive bottom line.


Off the Grid

A new parking garage uses lighting technology to generate its own power, leaving traditional utilities behind.


Contact Bonnie Watts at 540.371.7535 to advertise in IPI's award-winning magazine.


New Parking Jobs Posted
New RFPs Posted
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These are the latest parking RFPs available at the IPI RFP Portal. Access to complete RFP details is a benefit of IPI membership.


City of College Park, Ga.

For: Parking Lot Rehabilitation


Hartford Parking Authority
For: Single Space Parking Meters and a Supportive Database Management


Kennesaw State University
For: Parking Management Services


City of San Rafael, Calif.

For: Credit Card Capable Parking Meters, Parking Sensors, & Data Management 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

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  • The Times They Are A-Changin' by Paul Wessel
  • Continuing the Success by Bridgette Brady, CAPP
  • Creepy, Crawly Critters by Isaiah Mouw, CAPP

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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:


IRS auctions off two seized parking spots in Boston for $560,000 via @CNN


New parking RFPs posted for single space meters and parking management


Meadville officials optimistic after parking study


Smart Parking Comes to Downtown Redwood City


All-steel parking facility inaugurated in Abu Dhabi


Volvo has developed a concept for autonomous parking (video)


Knoxville to seek private developer for garage


Is a parking deck key to new uptown Charlotte skyscraper?


Parking Tickets in Malibu Will Be Issued by Volunteers This Summer


New Murals on Yates Parking Garage


Get Your News Published in the IPI Parking NewsLink
NewsLink IPI will post a link to member's unedited news releases in the special Parking NewsLink section of our website. News about parking people, promotions, product launches, awards, contracts, grants, openings, and mergers are all welcome.  From the home page at, just click on the Parking NewsLink icon and follow the prompts to submit your news. This is an effective way to boost visibility for your news and optimize internet search capability. Reading the news releases that appear on Parking NewsLink is also a great way to see what others in the industry (including your competition) are doing! 


IPI Membership Benefits 101 Webinar

IPI will host a free webinar on Thursday, July 11 at 2:00 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
Thursday, July 11 at 2:00 p.m. EDT /11:00 p.m. PDT (60 minutes)