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August 20, 2013 - Vol 5, Issue 17
In This Issue
Call For Speakers: Your Time to Shine
New Business Review Feature Added to IPI Parking Buyers Guide and Consultants Directory
IPI's ADA and Parking Webinar is Tomorrow
Registration Now Open for the IPI International Parking Conference in Mexico City, Mexico
New Parking Jobs Posted
August Online ShopTalk: Airport Parking
American Association of Airport Executives Hosting Parking and Landside Management Workshop
Calling All Shutterbugs!
Register for the CAPP Faclity Design, Rehabilitation & Maintenance Two-Day Seminar
The Parking Professional: Transforming On-Street Parking Spaces
New RFPs Posted
Learn from Your Peers at the Parking Matters Blog
Industry Headlines - From IPI's Social Media
IPI Membership Benefits 101 Webinar
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Call For Speakers: Your Time to Shine

Conference logo 2014 The International Parking Institute (IPI) Conference & Expo is the world's largest parking industry event, with 2,700+ attendees, 200+ exhibitors, and 60+ educational opportunities. Proposals from prospective speakers are currently being accepted for the 2014 IPI Conference & Expo, June 1-4 in Dallas. 


Experienced and articulate individuals willing to share their expertise and real-world practices are invited to submit speaking proposals. If you can deliver a presentation that illustrates a case study, illuminates important issues, brings how-to knowledge, or increases the professionalism of your peers, be sure to submit a proposal and help further the education of the parking industry.


Building on the success of last year's inaugural Ignite: Parking session, next year's conference will feature three Ignite sessions (Ignite: Technology, Ignite: Sustainability, and Ignite: Parking), where high-energy speakers present for five minutes using 20 slides that automatically advance every 15 seconds.


Presenters at the 2014 IPI Conference & Expo are entitled to a 25 percent discount off full conference or daily registrations (CAPP class registrants are not eligible for registration discounts).


Contact IPI Deputy Director Henry Wallmeyer or 540.371.7535 with questions. We look forward to your proposal!


New Business Review Feature Added to IPI Parking Buyers Guide and Consultants Directory
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IPI is pleased to announce our new business reviews section in the online IPI Parking Buyers Guide and Consultants DirectoryNow you have the opportunity to share your experiences with a company's products or services with your peers in the industry.


Write a review to be entered for a chance to win airfare and seven nights at a luxury resort hotel in Hawaii!


What are the benefits of writing a review?

  • Seven of 10 people read reviews before making a purchase.
  • 51 percent of buyers trust strangers' opinions over those of friends, family, and trusted business advisors.
  • Consumers trust online reviews and other consumer feedback 12 times more than marketing messages from businesses.
  • Local business reviews are read by 85 percent of consumers.
  • Reviews not only give consumers the ability to share their opinions about the products or services they buy, but also offer businesses a way to evaluate and track what people are saying.
  • Good reviews lead to more purchases. Negative reviews allow marketers to make adjustments to products and show their willingness to work with their consumers. Both the consumer and the brand benefit from these opinions!
Approximate Retail Value: $10,000 
Restrictions: 18 years or older, Only US residents 
One (1) review completion per person/email address 
Promotion date: August 1, 2013 through September 30, 2013
Statistics Source: BaazarVoice


IPI's ADA and Parking Webinar is Tomorrow
Nobody wants to be the parking professional who's known for all the broken equipment on his lot. Nobody wants to be the one whose exit booths are inadequately staffed after a big event. And nobody--but nobody--wants to be the person in charge of the parking that racked up all the ADA violations. That's all well and good, but few regulations are as confusing and have as many potential potholes as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It's an integral part of every parking operation, from design to enforcement, but as seen by recent traffic on the C-PARK L listserv, there are still more questions than answers out there. 


It's time to blow away the fog and take a clean look at ADA and parking. Join moderator Doug Holmes, CAPP, founder of C-PARK L, and panelists Linda Kauffman, Bill Kavanagh, AIA, NCARB, and Teresa Trussell, CAPP, for an information-packed presentation on ADA's political challenges in municipal parking, common mistakes that trigger non-compliance, and recent changes that affect old and new spaces.



W. Douglas Holmes, CAPP, Founder C-PARK L



Linda Kauffman, Retired, Former Executive Director, Allentown Parking Authority

Bill Kavanagh, AIA, NCARB, Director of Parking Design, The Harman Group, Inc.

Teresa Trussell, CAPP, Parking Operations Supervisor, Ohio University


August 21, 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.


Registration Now Open for the IPI International Parking Conference in Mexico City, Mexico

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Join us for the 2013 IPI International Parking Conference - Mexico in beautiful Mexico City, Mexico, October 28 and 29. Those interested in parking, transportation, government, and development in Latin American markets will be able to discover how new approaches to parking can boost revenue, reduce traffic, and create more livable cities. It's also an opportunity for suppliers to introduce innovative new parking products and services to a receptive market. The conference will be presented in Spanish with English translation available. The 2013 IPI International Parking Conference - Mexico will be held at the beautiful Hilton Mexico City Reforma. Visit the conference website for more information and to register.


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 Transportation - Hartfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport


Parking Director - Broadway Services


View more job listings  


August Airport Online ShopTalk: When Do Customers Need Parking Information?

August's Online ShopTalk will provide an opportunity for IPI members working at airports to share ideas on how to increase parking use by reaching their target audience as they decide where to park before a flight. Participants will be asked to share their experiences. Contact info of all participants will be sent to all registrants to allow for further offline networking.


Moderator: Rick Decker, CAPP, Assistant Manager, Parking Operations, Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport


IPI Online ShopTalks are provided at no charge to IPI members*.


Wednesday, August 28 at 2:00 p.m. EDT/ 10:00 a.m. PDT (60 minutes)



*If you want to participate, make sure to join IPI and receive all the benefits.


American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) Hosting Parking and Landside Management Workshop

Parking is the largest non-airline revenue source for an airport, and landside facilities are the first and last impressions experienced by airport users. Controlling parking and landside costs and maximizing revenues must be carefully balanced with providing efficient services and good customer care. These and other critical revenue and service issues will be addressed at the 26th Annual Parking and Landside Management Workshop in Minneapolis, Minn., Nov. 4-6 
Participants will discuss the challenges facing parking and landside operations and learn strategies on how proactive landside management works to minimize roadway congestion and ground transportation delays and maximize non-aeronautical revenue. For more information and to register. 
Calling All Shutterbugs!
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Have an eye for the beautiful? Catch something funny with your iPhone camera? Have a co-worker with a dazzling smile every day? It's time for the second annual The Parking Professional photo contest. If you have a great shot of a person, animal, facility, or funny car, we want to see it!


We're looking for photos in the following categories:

- Beautiful

- Funny

- People in Parking

- Structure/Lot

- Nature

- Most Offbeat or Unusual


All photos will be entered into the competition for Best in Show--the winner in that category wins a free registration to the 2014 IPI Conference & Expo, June 1-4 in Dallas. Individual category winners get to outfit themselves with gift certificates to the Shop IPI store.


Amateur photographers only, please. Click here for more information and to enter.


Register for the CAPP Facility Design, Rehabilitation and Maintenance Seminar
The CAPP Facility Design, Rehabilitation and Maintenance seminar is designed specifically for parking professionals with an interest in the design and maintenance functions of garage operations, and includes information for municipal and institutional parking administrators, commercial operators, engineers, consultants, transportation planners, garage owners, and others affiliated with public and private parking. The seminar is open to all those interested in protecting and maintaining parking facility assets. Topics presented cover areas important to your operations in terms of specialized design and engineering issues. Other professionals will be on-hand to discuss their operations and trends and share ideas and experiences with you. 

The seminar is Monday, September 30 and Tuesday, October 1st at the Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre in Indianapolis, Ind. The hotel and registration deadline is September 16, 2013. Reservations can be made online at the Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre. Click for more information and to register or contact Lauri Chudoba. 


The Parking Professional: Transforming On-Street Parking Spaces

August TPP cover 2013Midway through an otherwise ordinary day three years ago, Jeff Petry picked up the phone to hear the voice of a seriously stymied parking enforcement officer.


"He said we had people sitting in parking spaces outside Starbucks and other downtown businesses," says Petry, parking manager at the City of Eugene, Ore. "They'd paid the meters and they had chairs and were sitting there. My officers wanted to know what to do."


With that, Petry and his staff were introduced to Park(ing) Day. Launched by San Francisco art and design studio Rebar in 2005, Park(ing) Day encourages organizations, governments, businesses, and individual citizens to re-think parking spaces one day a year and (legally) transform them into mini-parks, art exhibits, exercise spaces, and other things that have nothing to do with cars.


You can read the rest of this article and the August issue of The Parking Professional here. Submit photos from your city or college's Park(ing) Day activities to Kim Fernandez and we will run them in a future issue.
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.


Jacksonville Aviation Authority

For: Parking Access and Revenue Control System


Lexington & Fayette County, Ky., Parking Authority
For: Repairs and Preventative Maintenance


Central Oklahoma Transportaton & Parking Authority
For: Parking Study


Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
For: Cashless Payment


Albany Parking Authority
For: Parking Garage General Contractor


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

PM blog logoSign up to receive Parking Matters® Blog posts as they are published (about two to three times each week). Recent posts:


  • Wise Beyond Your Field by Dennis Burns, CAPP
  • My Worst Nightmare: The Parking Death Spiral by Casey Jones, CAPP
  • Olmstead and the Urban Park by Isaiah Mouw, CAPP
  • The ADA Parking Conversation by Doug Holmes, CAPP

Join the conversation and sign up for free.


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:


AU parking services hope to help students, visitors


Night parking in Milwaukee? There's an app for that


Bad parking leads to wanted man's arrest in NY


Reno takes deliberate approach to parking


Windshield warning aims to stop disabled parking cheats in Chicago


Time up for CBD paperless parking


New parking meters installed downtown Bloomington


Parking ticket hot spots: Website shows when and where you're most likely to get nailed


Shakespeare in a NYC parking lot (@CBS news video)


Beyond the tech, autonomous driving is an issue of trust - and parking  


Free IPI Membership Benefits 101 Webinar

IPI will host a free webinar on Thursday, September 19 at 2:00 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
Thursday, September 19 at 2:00 p.m. EDT /11:00 p.m. PDT (60 minutes)