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October 15, 2013 - Vol 5, Issue 21
In This Issue
CAPP 20th Anniversary Graduation Ceremony
TRB and IPI Collaborate on EV Charging Study
The Parking Professional Photo Contest Deadline is October 31!
Don't Reinvent the Wheel - Example RFPs Now Available
IPI's Next Webinar: Electric Vehicles
IPI Online ShopTalk: Positive Response for a Positive Program
Let Us Train You
The Parking Professional: Dispensing the Future
Reach More Than 5,000 Potential Customers
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
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CAPP 20th Anniversary Graduation Ceremony

The 2014 IPI Conference & Expo in Dallas, June 1-4, will mark the 20th anniversary of the first Certified Administrator of Public Parking (CAPP) graduation. In that 1994 class, 13 parking professionals received their certifications from IPI (then the Institutional & Municipal Parking Congress) and the University of Virginia. 


IPI is happy to announce that the Dallas 2014 graduating class will become the largest class in the program's history. As of now, 27 parking and transportation professionals have tested and passed their CAPP exams, and more are likely to participate in the graduation ceremony as well. Congratulations to:


Kevin Austin, CAPP

Scheidt & Bachmann USA, Inc.


Bruce Barclay, CAPP

Salt Lake City Department of Airports


Brian Chamberlin, CAPP

University of Colorado, Boulder


Adele Clements, CAPP

Emory University


Paul Dillon, CAPP

Republic Parking System


Perry Eggleston, CAPP

University of Texas, Arlington


Jaime Fish, CAPP

Volusia County Government


Scott Fox, CAPP

University of Florida


Ryan Givens, CAPP

The Pennsylvania State University


G. Mike Harris, CAPP

Mississippi State University


David Heineking, CAPP

University of Arizona


Debi Holtzclaw, CAPP

City of Oklahoma City


Thom Jorgensen, CAPP

SP Plus/Standard Parking Corporation


Jon Martens, CAPP

Walker Parking Consultants


Hector Miranda, CAPP

Scheidt & Bachmann USA, Inc.


Manny Morales, CAPP

Desarrolladora LCP, Corp.


Brett Munkel, CAPP

SP Plus/Standard Parking Corporation


Paul Pirhofer, CAPP

SP Plus/Standard Parking Corporation


Anand Rampersad, CAPP

University of Central Florida


Nancy Smith, CAPP

University of North Carolina, Charlotte


Jeff Sparrow, CAPP

Scheidt & Bachmann USA, Inc.


Jason Spoeth, CAPP

SP Plus/Standard Parking Corporation


Tom Szubka, CAPP

City of Tampa, Dept. of Public Works


Lisa Underwood, CAPP

Emory University


Chris Wagner, CAPP

Emory University


Derrick Williams, CAPP

City of Houston Parking Management


David Wilson, CAPP

Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport 


TRB and IPI Collaborate on EV Charging Study

IPI representatives recently met at the Beckman Center of the National Academies in Irvine, Calif., as part of Transportation Research Board's (TRB) Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP). TRB assembled a group of parking, planning and environmental experts to conduct research and better understand the approaches and practices airports have used in electric vehicle (EV) hosting.


ACRP research findings will highlight airport best practices in the installation, operation, and maintenance of EV charging stations.  Research findings will be disseminated next spring and  will be showcased at the 2014 IPI Conference & Expo in Dallas, June 1-4, and be of interest to any organization focusing on EV charging in their parking operation.


Participating on the research panel are Dorothy Harris (Denver International Airport), IPI Chair Liliana Rambo, CAPP (Houston Airport System), and IPI Executive Director Shawn Conrad, CAE.


The Parking Professional Photo Contest Deadline is October 31!
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There is less than a month left to have your amazing parking picture recognized by your peers. It's time to submit your photo to 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.


See last year's winners on Pinterest. Amateur photographers only, please. Click here for more information and to enter. Deadline is October 31.


Don't Reinvent the Wheel! Sample RFPs Now Available

You asked, we listened. As a new member benefit, IPI has created a new repository for sample Request for Proposals (RFPs). These sample RFPs are meant to assist members by allowing them to see old RFPs for a variety of services and products. The repository includes RFPs in areas such as:


  • Parking Management, Enforcement and Operation
  • Parking Access and Revenue Control Systems
  • Parking Maintenance
  • Parking Meters
  • Parking Consulting/Analysis


More examples will be added in the future. IPI members can access the sample RFPs here. This is a member service; IPI does not warranty any of the examples. 

IPI's Next Webinar: Electric Vehicles

Vehicle electrification has been a major goal of the Obama administration, as it reduces America's reliance on foreign oil imports, improves urban air quality and eliminates a significant source of carbon pollution. Today, America is the world's largest EV market and strong growth in the U.S. EV sector will have important implications for the International Parking Institute (IPI) and its members in the decades to come. In this webinar, Dr. Tillemann will brief participants on the current state of the U.S. EV market and explore ways parking professionals can prepare for and help facilitate the electrification of America's cars.



Levi Tillemann, Ph.D., MA

Special Advisor for Policy and International Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy


Thursday, October 24 at 3:00 p.m. EDT/ 12:00 p.m. PDT (60 minutes)

$35.00 for IPI members

$50.00 for 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.  


IPI Online ShopTalk: Positive Response for a Positive
Program -- Meter Resetting

Join your fellow IPI members for this free informative discussion on instituting a meter resetting program. The roundtable discussion will begin with a presentation on the recent experience of the City of Santa Monica, from deciding to start resetting meters to dealing with the response from citizens. 


Frank Ching, city parking administrator for the City of Santa Monica, will explain how good coordination and communication can help create a positive response for a positive program. Participants will have the opportunity to share their experiences, concerns, and questions.


Thursday, November 14 at 2:00 p.m. EST/11 a.m. PST


Register today!


Online ShopTalks are open to IPI members only.

Let Us Train You

Join your colleagues and peers who are already participating in online courses and training offered by IPI.  Completing these trainings will give you, your colleagues, and staff a common language when communicating and trying to meet organizational goals.


IPI is offering two interpersonal skills courses titled Conflict Resolution and Customer Service.  These two courses are the most popular since the program launch in September.   Industry-specific courses include On-Street Parking, Technology Trends in Parking, and Parking Enforcement. 


The self-paced courses take between 60 to 90 minutes to complete and are priced between $49 and $69 for members, and $69 and $89 for non-members. The courses include knowledge checks and quizzes and learners earn certificates upon completion.


IPI offers special pricing for bulk order purchases of more than five courses.  Contact Lauri Chudoba to learn more.


Learn more and register for one or all of the online courses and training here.


The Parking Professional: Dispensing the Future

It's not often one can win an architecture award for a structure that hasn't been built, but that's exactly what Boston firm Moskow Linn Architects did a few years ago. Better yet, they did it with a parking garage.


This wasn't any parking garage, mind you. The structure they designed took its inspiration from a Pez dispenser-the little plastic toys that spit out candies when their hinged tops are pulled back. It was designed to improve city living both in its award-winning design and its purpose, which was to dispense shared cars on-demand to  members of Zipcar in cities such as Boston and Washington, D.C., where downtown real estate comes at a premium and buildings tend to go up instead of out.


Read the rest of this article and the entire October issue of The Parking Professional here.


Reach More Than 5,000 Potential Customers

If your business is parking, showcase your company to more than 5,000 potential customers in today's ultimate, one-stop parking industry resource.


Expand your reach and drive your sales throughout the year with the 2014 IPI Parking Buyers Guide and Consultants Directory. Across the globe, parking professional in municipalities, airports, hospitals, universities and colleges, sports complexes, and more use it to find the products and services they need. Don't let your competition win! Get in front of your customers and stay there with this one-stop resource. If you're green and sustainable, there's no better place to let your customers know and leverage it. Act now to reserve your ad or enhance your listing. Expand the power of your reach today: parking.org/bg.


Reserve your space by November 15, 2013. Contact Aisha Adams at 540.371.7535.


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 Tucson, Ariz.

For: On-Street Parking Meters and Parking Citation System


City of Tucson, Ariz.

For: Parking Garage Access and Revenue Control System


City of Seattle, Wash.
For: Parking Pay Station Replacement/Retrofit


Indiana Finance Authority
For: Development of Parking Amenities & Management and Operation of Facilities


City of St. Louis Treasurer's Office
For: Integrated Parking Management System


City of Coralville, Iowa
For: Parking Access and Revenue Control System (PARCS)


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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  • Greatness Hiding in Plain Sight 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? Join us on Twitter, FacebookLinkedIn, and the Parking Matters® Blog. Here are just a few examples of the stories you may have missed:


If you want a smarter city, start with parking. Yes, parking. via @GCNtech http://ow.ly/pqUr9


Parking a problem for Fitchburg State neighbor http://ow.ly/psQe7


Parking Services faces deficit at Texas State http://ow.ly/psRzY


Free Parking Being Offered in Downtown New Haven http://ow.ly/psS4v


Harrisburg Parking Authority approves plan to transition city employees to Standard Parking management http://ow.ly/pt7ft


Transportation Institute uses connected technology to improve motorcycle safety http://ow.ly/pJJp4


New RFPs posted for Parking Pay Station Replacement, Parking Mgmt and more http://ow.ly/pJJGD


MSOE creates sustainable soccer field that doubles as parking ramp http://ow.ly/pJVAD


The First-Ever Coupon Printing Parking Meter http://ow.ly/pJW43


Free parking spot for Nobel winner from USC http://ow.ly/pJWKI


Patchogue Tapped for Parking Design Competition http://ow.ly/pJXbq


Ford Self-Parking System Does It Sans Driver In Car http://ow.ly/pJXrp


First look at The Z: It's not your typical Detroit parking deck http://ow.ly/pNqVl


Valeo reveals Valet Park4U automated parking system http://ow.ly/pNsB6


Newark meters will get 'smart' in parking experiment http://ow.ly/pNtI9


This Desperate Attempt To Escape A Parking Lot Will Drive You Nuts  http://ow.ly/pNvz3


Free IPI Membership Benefits 101 Webinar

IPI will host a free webinar on Thursday, Oct. 24 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, October 24 at 2:00 p.m. EDT /11:00 p.m. PDT (60 minutes)