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January 7, 2014 - Vol 6, Issue 1
In This Issue
2014 Awards of Excellence Deadline - Friday, January 17
IPI Welcomes Peter Caporale as Newest Staff Member
Death in a (Cold) Parked Car
Frostbit Chart for Parking Pros
IPI's Next Webinar: Developing a Successful Event Parking Model
New Parking Jobs Posted
Time is Running Out to Save on Registration
The Parking Professional: Hot Dog!
New Year, New Information
New RFPs Posted
Learn from Your Peers at the Parking Matters Blog
Industry Headlines - From IPI's Social Media
TransportationCamp DC to be Held Saturday
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2014 Awards of Excellence Deadline--Friday, January 17, 2014

Prepare your IPI Awards of Excellence (AOE) competition entry now. The deadline is Friday, January 17. The awards recognize world-class parking design and program innovation. Nominations are accepted on an annual basis and judged by a select panel of judges from IPI's Awards of Excellence Committee, representing architects, parking consultants, and city, airport, and university officials. Winners will be honored at the 2014 IPI Conference & Expo in Dallas, Texas, June 1-4. Submitted entries are restricted to parking facilities or programs completed or renovated since January 1, 2011. Awards will be presented in seven categories. All rules, regulations, and judging criteria are listed in the official entry packet for each category. This year, there is a new streamlined submission process and all entries are accepted online only. For more information click here. Entry fee is $375 per submission for IPI members and $600 for non-members.


Winning an AOE award is good for business and visibility. Franklin Street Parking Deck, Fayetteville, N.C, won the top honors for Architectural Achievement in the 2013 IPI AOE competition and in addition to lots of publicity, was featured most recently, along with all 2013 AOE winners, in Concrete International magazine's December 2013 issue. 


For questions regarding entries, please contact Lauri Chudoba at 540.371.7535 or


IPI Welcomes Peter Caporale as Newest Staff Member

Peter Caporale will serve as IPI's first director of operations, with operational oversight of the association's activities, programs, and publications. He will also be IPI's liaison for a number of committees. Previously, Caporale served as operations facilitator, sales manager, industry spokesperson, project manager, and consultant for a number of major consumer goods companies and retailers. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell where he majored in marketing and management, and an MBA from George Washington University.


Announcing Caporale as the latest addition to IPI, Shawn Conrad, CAE, executive director, said, "Peter is a perfect fit for us and will bring a great deal of insights, enthusiasm, and depth of experience to our team."


Death in a (Cold) Parked Car

It's horrible. It happens frequently. Parents leave children unattended in parked cars. And in the freezing temperatures most of the nation is experiencing now, or in the heat of summer, that spells disaster. In the past few days, a mother left her toddler in a freezing car while she gambled, and a man shopped at a mall in Maryland while his young grandson shivered in a locked minivan. Winter weather is relevant to everyone in the parking industry, from our frontline staff who need to keep warm and safe, to our patrons who need to be warned never to leave a child (or pet) unattended in a car. This year, IPI will launch a public service education campaign, Parking Safety Matters®, in cooperation with several child safety and related organizations. Stay tuned for more information on ways you can become involved.


Frostbite Chart for Parking Pros
How long can you stay outside before frostbite is a concern? Surprisingly few minutes. See chart here.
Read about hyperthermia and frostbite treatment and prevention from the National Safety Council here.
IPI's Next Webinar: Developing a Successful Event Parking Model

Event parking at universities poses many challenges in itself, and adding tailgating to the mix compounds them immeasurably. Where you park can be more important than where you sit at the game, institutional resolve is paramount to delivering a safe and enjoyable game day experience. In this webinar, you will learn how Washington State University (WSU) developed an event parking model to address safety and service issues created by quickly-growing demand for tailgate parking. You will see how, through a collaborative process, a system that was constantly plagued with problems has transitioned into one of the best parts of WSU's game day experience, while experiencing a 21 percent capacity reduction, 200 percent revenue increase, and some of the highest demand ever. 



Bridgette Brady, CAPP, director, Washington State University Transportation Services


Michael Clark, regional director for the Cougar Athletic Fund at Washington State University



Wednesday, January 29 at 2:00 p.m. EST/ 11:00 a.m. PST (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 certifications or recertification requirements.  


New Parking Jobs Posted
Time Is Running Out to Save on Registration

Conference logo 2014

The advanced registration deadline for the 2014 IPI Conference & Expo is Februrary 28. Experience the most up-to-date technology and innovations. Network with more than 2,700 of your peers and parking industry leaders. Capitalize on the best parking-specific education anywhere. Take advantage of advance registration rates when you register now for the 2014 IPI Parking Conference & Expo in Dallas, Texas, June 1-4. 


For more information and to register.


The Parking Professional: Hot Dog!

The January issue of The Parking Professional showcases an Australian garage that is an amazing, glittery, enormous piece of art and well as contains articles about how airports are handling the influx of food trucks and on-demand ride services such as Uber, a roundup of the new technologies affecting airport parking, a case study on an innovative repair program that saved a doomed garage, an in-depth look at the introduction of Pittsburgh's new pay-by-plate program, and what's in and out for parking in 2014. And, of course, you'll see the winners of our 2013 photo contest. 


Free Wheeling

Changes in passenger transportation models and service demands mean airports are rethinking parking in entirely new ways.


Blowing in the Wind

Australia's Brisbane Airport's new garage plays host to one of the country's largest pieces of art.


New Technology

That will drive airport parking in 2014.


Hot Dog!

The Parking Professional's 2013 Photo Contest winners.


Spreading the Word

Marketing proves key to successfully rolling out new pay-by-plate technology in Pittsburgh.


Doubling Down

An innovative approach to repairs more than doubles the life of a seemingly-doomed parking structure.


Beyond Just Parking

Parking professionals in Fort Lee, N.J., take on many diverse roles, becoming integral parts of their community.


Read the January issue of The Parking Professional online now. Questions, comments, or thoughts about The Parking Professional? Share them with editor Kim Fernandez.
New Year, New Information

Start out 2014 by learning something new.  This is the best time of the year to reset your educational goals.  IPI Online Courses & Training can help you meet your New Year's professional development resolution.  The American Society for Training and Development cites a 10 percent increase in participation in technology-based methods of education in 2013.  This figure is expected to continue to be on the rise for 2014.  IPI's Online Courses & Training rise up to the mobile needs of the workforce and can be taken from your iPad®.  Go mobile and check us out!


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.


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 Rochester, N.Y.
For: Parking Access Revenue Control System


Charlotte Douglas International Airport
For: Parking and Valet Service 


Perth, Australia Parking Enforcement Services, a division of Australia

For: New parking infringement management system


City of Calgary, Alberta/ Calgary Parking Authority
For: ParkPlus System Commercialization


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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  • Time to Rethink Your Marketing by Bill Smith
  • Parklets: Something to Consider by Dennis Burns, CAPP
  • The New Kid at the Auto Show by Christina Onesiorsan Martinez
  • Be Thankful for the Blockers by Isaiah Mouw, CAPP
  • New Year, New Address for IPI by Shawn Conrad, CAE

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, Pinterest and the Parking Matters® Blog. Here are just a few examples of the stories you may have missed:


Santa Ana residents find motivation in pre-dawn workouts on parking garage roof


Please take precautions for self and staff and customers during this dangerous cold front via @abcnews


New 'Juice Bars' to let electric cars power up in New London, Waterford, Norwich


New parking meters confusing some in Durango


$5.8M Webster House Parking Garage opens in the Crossroads of KC


No parking means no parking in Jakarta (picture) 


TransportationCamp DC to be Held Saturday

The 3rd Annual TransportationCamp Washington DC will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2014. The "unconference" is designed to bring together transportation professionals, technologists, and others interested in the intersection of urban transportation and technology.


Following on the success of previous Transportation Camps, TransportationCamp DC '14 will continue to expand the opportunities we have to improve mobility through recent advances in technology, such as web 2.0, mobile computing, open source software, open data and APIs, and spatial analysis. The conference will also examine ways to build connections between disparate innovators in public administration, transportation operations, information design, and software engineering.


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