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July 23, 2013 - Vol 5, Issue 15
In This Issue
IPI News Release May Help Save Lives
Volunteer to Serve on an IPI Committee - Deadline Tomorrow, July 24
Transportation Research Board Call for Papers
Food Truck Wars Webinar is Tomorrow!
Still Time to Register for Parking CARES Symposium
New Parking Jobs Posted
New RFPs Posted
Learn from Your Peers at the Parking Matters Blog
Industry Headlines - From IPI's Social Media
IPI Membership Benefits 101 Webinar
Get Your News Published in the IPI Parking NewsLink
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IPI News Release May Help Save Lives

Beat The Heat IPI distributed a news release alert to media outlets throughout the U.S. last week warning of the dangers of leaving children unattended in parked cars, particularly in the heat of summer. More than 20 children have died this year and unfortunately that number is expected to climb. During the past decade, 600 children have lost their lives in this tragic way. The news alert helps educate the public by explaining just how fast a car can reach lethal temperatures even if it isn't that hot outside, and even with windows cracked open. Special thanks to Geary Robinson, Ph.D., CAPP, co-chair of IPI's Safety and Security Committee, for helping spread the message with an interview on the IRN-USA Radio Network. This week, IPI will be sending a customizable news release template to state and regional associations that want to distribute local releases on this important topic in conjunction with National Heat Stroke Prevention Day on July 31, an annual event sponsored by the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration (NHSTA). Read IPI's news release here.


Volunteer to Serve on an IPI Committee -- Deadline Tomorrow, July 24

Sign up to serve on an IPI Committee today! It's a perfect way to influence decisions related to IPI programs while forming important connections with professional colleagues. There are more than 15 committees to choose from and everyone appointed to an IPI committee for a two-year term will also be seated on the IPI Advisory Council.


To apply (or re-apply for 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.


Transportation Research Board Call for Papers
TRB logoThe Transportation Research Board (TRB) standing committees have issued calls for papers for the TRB 93rd Annual Meeting, January 12-16, 2014, in Washington, D.C., and for publication in the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board (TRR). While papers addressing any relevant aspect of transportation research will be considered, some committees are soliciting papers in specific subject areas.  The paper submission deadline is August 1, 2013.  
The TRB Parking Management Subcommittee (ABE50) is requesting papers focused on several parking-related issues. The International Parking Institute (IPI) is an active participant and is working with other committee members to create a parking workshop at the TRB annual meeting. 
To learn more and submit a paper to TRB click here. The paper submission deadline is August 1, 2013.
Food Truck Wars Webinar is Tomorrow!
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The prevalence of food trucks is exploding in cities all across the county. This is causing city parking departments to find unique ways to balance the needs of restaurants, citizens, and entrepreneurs in what many have deemed the downtown food truck wars. Register for this IPI webinar to see what Las Vegas, Lexington, Ky., and Seattle are doing to tackle the challenges that food trucks pose. 


Brandy Stanley, MBA

Parking Services Manager, City of Las Vegas


Gary Means, CAPP

Executive Director, Lexington & Fayette County Parking Authority


Mike Estey

Parking Operations & Traffic Manager, City of Seattle


July 24, 2013 2:00 p.m. EDT/ 11:00 a.m. PDT (60 minutes)

$35 IPI Members

$50 Non-Members


For more information and to register! 

All CAPP candidates and graduates who register and participate in the webinar will receive .5 points toward their CAPP certification or recertification requirements.


Still Time to Register for Parking CARES Symposium

Cleveland and IPI logo Cleveland Clinic's world-class care begins with the parking experience.The renowned medical center, in cooperation with the International Parking Institute, will present a unique look at how its award-winning Parking Services department operates 44,000 spaces, 11 garages, 116 surface lots, and 24 valet locations to serve 50,000 internal customers in its Northeast Ohio Health System. 

You are invited to the
first Parking CARES Symposium, August 5 and 6, to learn about the innovative CARES model that efficiently and effectively balances patients, employees, visitors, and guests, while keeping patients first.This dynamic two-day event will include six sessions that will review all of the best practices of the Cleveland Clinic's Parking Services operation and its CARES model, which presents a balanced scorecard approach to a patient-focused, service-oriented parking program. 


The Cleveland Clinic Parking Services team was awarded the 2013 Silver Award from the Partnership for Excellence (Malcolm Baldrige State Level Program). This award is the nation's highest honor for performance excellence through innovation, improvement, and visionary leadership.


Visit the Parking CARES Symposium website for complete details, including the agenda, travel information, attendee list, and to register.


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 Boulder, Colo.

For: Access Management and Parking Strategy Development


City of Boulder, Colo.
For: Pay by Phone Parking


City of Berkeley, Calif.
For: Automated Data Collection and Enforcement


Downtown Kalamazoo Inc.
For: Parking Management Services


University of Oregon
For: Parking 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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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? Join us on Twitter, FacebookLinkedIn, and the Parking Matters® Blog. Here are just a few examples of the stories you may have missed:


5 clues that a parking revolution is sweeping the nation


Perhaps 'Green Parking' Isn't An Oxymoron via @hartfordcourant


New Southern Connecticut State University parking garage includes electric vehicle charging stations (video)


Parking Solution Possible By Working With All Stakeholders, Council President Says


Parking receipt placement a safety issue in Portsmouth


A good public servant finds a way to get to yes via @registerguard


Another beautiful helix for biology, this time reminiscent of a parking garage


Brother, can you spare a dime? Hand-painted meters will collect money for the homeless


Is this the world's most beautiful parking garage?


City picks robots to run the mega-garage under Willoughby Square in downtown Brooklyn 


Free IPI Membership Benefits 101 Webinar

IPI will host a free webinar on Thursday, August 15 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, August 15 at 2:00 p.m. EDT /11:00 p.m. PDT (60 minutes)
Get Your News Published in the IPI Parking NewsLink
NewsLink IPI will post a link to members' 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!