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September 3, 2013 - Vol 5, Issue 18
In This Issue
IPI Webinar: Best Practices for Managing Snow and Ice
Highlights from IPI's Online ShopTalk: When Do Customers Need Parking Information at Airports?
The Parking Professional: Parking's Role in Walkable Cities
Registration Now Open for the IPI International Parking Conference in Mexico City, Mexico
New Parking Jobs Posted
Calling All Shutterbugs!
Register for the CAPP Faclity Design, Rehabilitation & Maintenance Two-Day Seminar
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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IPI Webinar: Best Practices for Managing Snow and Ice

It's hard to think about ice and snow when it's hot outside, but believe it or not, this is the best time to develop and/or evaluate a plan to deal with the white stuff. Managing snow is challenging, and finding the right plan for your operation and climate can be even more difficult. Learn all about snow and ice management best practices from the industry leaders--the Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA)--during this webinar.


Participants will be able to evaluate their snow and ice management plans, including: 

* Environmental health, safety, and risk management
* Estimating, planning, and cost effectiveness
* Execution and responsiveness
* Quality of service
* Communication, documentation, and verification
* Certification and standards of excellence
* Expertise and professionalism



Phill Sexton, Director of Education & Outreach, Snow & Ice Management Association, Inc.


Wednesday, September 21 at 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.


Highlights from IPI's Online ShopTalk: When Do Customers Need Parking Information at Airports?

If you missed IPI's recent Online ShopTalk, you missed a great opportunity to learn and share with your airport parking peers. The lively roundtable discussion covered many topics and offered several items of information that new and experienced parking professionals found valuable. Here are just a few of the insights participants gained:


  • How to use Google maps to find and add charging stations.  
  • The concept of eliminating short-term parking and charging based on length of stay rather than location.  
  • Learning about the American Association of Airport Executives' workshop in November.  
  • Information on Europay, Mastercard, and Visa (EMV) credit cards.  
  • Benefits of using a reward program.  


Don't miss out on this free member benefit. Online ShopTalks are a great way to meet new people and gain valuable knowledge all from your own desk. Keep an eye out for upcoming Online ShopTalks at 

The Parking Professional: Parking's Role in Walkable Cities

The September issue of The Parking Professional offers two new departments that will profile an IPI board member and look at a different parking event, organization, professional, association, or trend every issue. Be sure to check them out along with as these features:


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City planner and author Jeff Speck talks about the role parking plays in creating walkable cities.


Cracking Down

As abuse of disabled parking seems to skyrocket, researchers and cities take an equal interest in finding solutions.


A Chip on the Old Card

If you accept credit/debit cards, the world is about to change. Here's what you need to know to stay ahead.


Unlocking the Grid

Vaulting tall parking and transit hurdles before the World Cup and Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero, Brazil.


The Wave Parking Garage

Upping the ante on parking planning and design.


A Prolific Partnership

How Boston motorists, transportation systems, and finances have benefitted from public private partnerships in parking.


IPI members can read the online version of the September issue now.
Questions, comments, or thoughts about The Parking Professional? Share them with editor Kim Fernandez.
Registration Now Open for the IPI International Parking Conference in Mexico City, Mexico

IPI Mexico logoJoin us for the 2013 IPI International Parking Conference in Mexico City, Mexico, Oct. 28 and 29. The conference will be presented in Spanish (with English translation available) and will focus on Re-thinking Parking: New Ideas, New Revenue Sources, and New Technology. 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 2013 IPI International Parking Conference will be held at the beautiful Hilton Mexico City Reforma. Visit the conference website for more information, to register, and book hotel rooms.


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: 


Parking Director - Raleigh-Durham Airport


Director of Transportation - Hartfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport


Parking Director - Broadway Services


View more job listings  


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. Deadline is October 31.


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, Sept. 30 and Tuesday, Oct. 1 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. 


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.


Toronto Parking Authority

For:  Mobile Parking Payments


San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
For: Parking Access and Revenue Control System


Jacksonville Aviation Authority

For: Parking Access and Revenue Control System


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


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:


  • Parking Packs Off the Purple by Kim Fernandez
  • Solar Roadways Make Headlines by Isaiah Mouw, 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:


Deep Throat's Parking Garage to Be Demolished


Transportation vision shifts focus to bikes, parking


Ferndale parking system better than meters, officials say


Pay stations at parking garage gives Englewood officials more flexibility with manpower


ACHD vetoes Boise city's pavement parking meter sensors


Orr looking at selling Detroit's parking system


Drivers adjusting to parking kiosks, app in downtown State College


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)