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January 21, 2014 - Vol 6, Issue 2
In This Issue
IPI Team Wins Bid to Provide Management Services for ACT
2014 Awards of Excellence Deadline is Extended to Friday, January 31
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: Free Wheeling
Resolve to Enhance Your Professional Development
New RFPs Posted
Learn from Your Peers at the Parking Matters Blog
Industry Headlines - From IPI's Social Media
Retailers Urge Appeals Court to Make Federal Reserve Follow the Law
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IPI Team Wins Bid to Provide Management Services for ACT

This year has already ushered in many changes for IPI including a new relationship with the Association of Commuter Transportation (ACT). ACT issued a request for proposal to provide association management services, and IPI was among those invited to submit a proposal.  IPI leadership saw this as an opportunity to work with a group we have already established ties with through mutual alliances and a cooperative conference on Transportation Demand Management (TDM).


A number of IPI members are also ACT members, including ACT's current president, Josh Kavanagh, CAPP, University of Washington, and past president and continuing ACT Board member Brian Shaw, CAPP, University of Pennsylvania. After a highly competitive search process and review conducted by ACT's Board, IPI was awarded the contract to provide association management for ACT.


Kavanagh explained:  "When the board of directors decided it was time for a new management group, we looked at a range of possibilities. Fortunately for ACT, the same leadership team that has been responsible for unprecedented growth and success at IPI was also available to manage ACT.  What's more, ACT has worked closely with the IPI team for the past few years, so there is already great trust and camaraderie."


The two organizations will be completely separate, but ACT will be based in IPI's new offices in Alexandria, Va., and through a shared-staff management structure, Henry Wallmeyer will be ACT's Executive Director. Other IPI staff will support his efforts.  Read the news release ACT distributed to media and members here.
2014 Awards of Excellence Deadline is Extended to Friday, January 31

Haven't submitted your IPI Awards of Excellence entry yet? You still can! The Awards of Excellence competition recognizes world-class examples of parking design and program innovation. Nominations are accepted on an annual basis and judged by a select panel of members from the 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, 2014.


Submitted entries are restricted to parking facilities or programs completed or renovated since January 1, 2011. Awards will be presented in seven categories:


I. Best design of a parking facility with fewer than 800 spaces (Official Entry Packet Category I).

II. Best design of a parking facility with 800 or more spaces (Official Entry Packet Category II).

III. Best design/implementation of a surface parking lot (Official Entry Packet Category III).

IV. Innovation in a parking operation or program (Official Entry Packet Category IV).

V. Best parking facility rehabilitation or restoration (Official Entry Packet Category V).

VI. Award for new sustainable parking and transportation facilities excellence (Official Entry Packet Category VI). 

VII. Award for architectural achievement (Official Entry Packet Category VII).


All submissions from Categories I, II, III, V, and VI will automatically be entered into Category VII and are not subject to an additional entry fee. Submissions can be made in as many categories as you wish.


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. To submit your entry, see the Online Entry Instructions on the last page of each of the Official Entry Packets.


Deadline for entries is extended to January 31, 2014 Entry fee is $375 per submission for IPI members and $600 for non-members. Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable.


For questions regarding entries, contact Lauri Chudoba at 571.699.3011, or   

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. When 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

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Administrative Transportation Coordinator - NYC Department of Transportation 


Parking Director - EasyPark


View more job listings  


Time Is Running Out to Save on Conference Registration

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The advanced registration deadline for the 2014 IPI Conference & Expo is February 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: Free Wheeling 

Airports are always striving to find new ways to make the traveling experience more convenient and enjoyable. Competition for travelers can be fierce, and terminals need to offer the amenities and services that travelers are looking for.


Entrepreneurs are helping many airports in their quest for new offerings. Two entrepreneurial trends in particular stand out: airport-based gourmet food trucks and on-demand ride services. These services, which are very popular among travelers and airport employees (not to mention employees of local businesses), are popping up at airports throughout the world. And because both revolve around motor vehicles, they are closely tied to parking. While they can be a boon to airports in their quest to compete, they can also create unique challenges for airport parking professionals.


To read the rest of this article and the entire January issue of The Parking Professional, click here.

Resolve to Enhance Your Professional Development

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.


Port of Portland

For: Operating and Managing the Portland International Airport Landside System


County of Orange/John Wayne Airport
For: Operating Valet Parking Services


City of Chicago
For: Wheel Tax License Emblem Sales, Residential Parking Permit Sales and Related Services


City of Binghamton
For: Comprehensive Parking Study


City of Rochester, N.Y.

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


Car-Sharing ZipCar makes deal to park cars for free with 'Zone 9' permits


Enforcement officer wins The Parking Professional magazine photo contest


Parking meter campaign raises nearly $2,000 for Help Line


Louisville parking meters all on mobile-phone payment system


19th century-era sword dug up by crews excavating Little Rock site for new parking deck


Design challenge aims to make parking fun


Patchogue parking structure design presented by Long Island Index as part of ParkingPLUS Design Challenge


Planners present leaders a parking plan for a changing city in Washington state


Earlier meter-feeding time in downtown Colorado Springs takes a bite out of breakfast business


New London charging into the future


Austin Avenue parking more plentiful with enforcement


Xway parking site gets new lighting


Parking Fines Might Be Reduced In England


Retailers Urge Appeals Court to Make Federal Reserve Follow the Law 

Lawyers for retailers across the country today urged a federal court to uphold a ruling that the Federal Reserve ignored the debit-card law passed by Congress and let banks gouge merchants every time a customer uses a debit card. 


The federal Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia must decide whether U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon erred in ruling that the Fed had "clearly disregarded" Congress' intent "by inappropriately inflating all debit card transaction fees by billions of dollars."


Read the full press release from the Merchants Payment Coalition.

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