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May 27, 2014 - Vol 6, Issue 11
In This Issue
There is Still Time to Register for Next Week's 2014 IPI Conference & Expo
IPI Debuts Educational Subscription Option
Download the App & Get Social With Us!
A Parking Best-Seller? Yes, This New Book is Hot.
Thursday, May 29: Free Webinar on Lighting Featuring LEEP Award Winners
Merchandise, Contests and More at the 2014 IPI Conference & Expo Member Services Booth
In Partnership with PCI: Designing High Performance Parking Structures Webinar
Have Questions About the CAPP Changes, Then Just Call Us!
Get Recertified Until 2017!
New Parking Jobs Posted
The Parking Professional: Ahead for June
New RFPs Posted
Learn from Your Peers at the Parking Matters Blog
Industry Headlines - From IPI's Social Media
Mobility Summit, June 10 - 11, 2014
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There is Still Time to Register for Next Week's 2014 IPI Conference & Expo

Conference logo 2014

The 2014 IPI Conference & Expo, June 1-4 in Dallas, will be the largest gathering of parking professionals in the world, and the location of more parking-industry exhibitors than anywhere else by leaps and bounds. There are more exhibiting companies at the IPI Expo than at the next two largest parking shows combined! The IPI Expo is your best opportunity to meet face-to-face with vendors and industry partners who offer real solutions for developing, improving, and expanding your parking operation. Virtually every segment of the parking industry will be represented on the show floor - no other event encompasses such a diverse range of product and service providers.   


See a list of this year's exhibitors and take advantage of the unprecedented educational opportunities;  be sure to make the world's number-one parking event the parking conference you attend!


For complete conference information, including schedule and pre- and on-site registration, visit www.parking.org/conference


IPI Debuts Educational Subscription Option
IPI is happy to announce an organizational subscription to the Introduction to Parking course.  Your company pays one fee for the year and can send new hires through this online parking industry orientation program.  This program will get them introduced to topics such as communications, customer service, on- and off-street parking, off-street parking, on-street parking, enforcement, revenue control, and safety and security. 
Employee orientation is the process of introducing employees to their new jobs, work expectations, and work environments. Effective orientations provide many benefits for employers and employees, such as reduced turnover, improved productivity, and a sense of being valued at work. Don't delay--call now! Register now for any of our courses and educate your new hires! 


Contact Kathleen Federici to learn more about IPI's new organizational subscription program. 


Download the App & Get Social With Us!

We've made it easy for you to prepare and stay connected at the 2014 IPI Conference & Expo.  Download the app today in the Apple or Google Play Store, search for IPIConf2014.  There are lots of interactive features that will allow you to customize your session selections, plan which exhibitors to visit, and keep the schedule at your fingertips!


We're also planning some special surprises for those of you who like to get social, so be sure to engage with us on all social media platforms and look for special incentives for those who use the hashtag #IPIConf.


A Parking Bestseller? Yes, This New Book is Hot

comprehensive and well-reviewed new book, now available for pre-order from the International Parking Institute at parking.org/greenbook and available in June, is a worthwhile and important addition to the body of knowledge on sustainability and parking facilities. Sustainable Parking Design and Management: A Practitioner's Handbook provides theory, application, and case studies from parking architects, planners, and LEED-certified parking experts. Read more here.


Only a limited number of hardcover books are being produced, so don't delay in pre-ordering and reserving your copy now.


The nearly 200-page, limited-edition hardcover version may be pre-ordered at the introductory (and IPI member discounted) price of $43.95 plus shipping at parking.org/greenbook. An ebook (Kindle version) may also be ordered for $27.95.


Thursday, May 29: Free Webinar on Lighting Featuring LEEP Award Winners

Twelve organizations were recently recognized by the Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) Campaign for leading the way in energy-efficient parking lighting. These organizations, along with others who submitted for a LEEP award, are saving nearly 45 million kilowatt-hours and $4 million annually by upgrading to high-efficiency lighting in more than 500,000 parking spaces. 


Register here for a free webinar from 2 to 3 p.m. this Thursday and hear directly from LEEP Campaign award winners about their winning sites. The webinar includes a 40-minute presentation and a 20-minute live question and answer session.


The LEEP Campaign is a recognition and guidance program supported through the Building Owners and Managers Association, the Green Parking Council, the International Parking Institute, and the International Facility Management Association, with technical assistance from the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Alliance.


Merchandise, Contests, and More at the 2014 IPI Conference & Expo Member Services Booth

Parking Matters logo Registered With so many networking events, education sessions, speakers, and social activities during the 2014 IPI Conference & Expo in Dallas, Texas it will be hard to find the time to do everything. 


That said, make sure to visit the IPI Member Services booth on the Expo hall floor (#935) to take advantage of several opportunities in one place. As always, the IPI Member Services booth will provide a relaxing area where attendees can sit, eat, and catch up with each other between visiting the hundreds of exhibits on the show floor. In addition, IPI staff will also be available to answer questions and discuss existing and upcoming member benefits. 


Be sure to stop by the SHOPIPI.COM booth inside the IPI Member Services booth to pick up your Parking Matters® merchandise such as golf shirts, lapel pins, hats, water bottles, umbrellas, and more.  It's a great way to wave the flag and share the importance of parking in our communities.  


For information about all the exciting activities and to register for the IPI Conference & Expo go to ipiconference.parking.org. 

In Partnership with PCI: Designing High Performance Parking Structures Webinar

IPI is partnering with the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) to bring you this webinar regarding parking structures. Parking structures have changed a lot over the past decade. Today's parking structures have to be built sustainably, reduce operational and maintenance costs, last longer, and have more stringent aesthetic requirements than ever before. This presentation will explain what a high performance parking structure is and how to design and build them using high performance precast concrete. The latest innovations and design methodologies, including connections, proper detailing, and maintenance will be discussed. Aesthetic options and versatility will also be presented.

Learning Objectives:

*Describe the primary attributes of a high performance parking structure.
*Discuss the latest innovations in parking structure design.
*Explain the differences in various structural systems for parking structures.
*Describe proper maintenance procedures for parking structures.


Register for either of these FREE webinars:


Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. EDT  

Have Questions About the CAPP Changes? Just Call Us!

We invite you to join us for an open forum conference call tomorrow, Wednesday May 28 at 3:00 p.m. EDT.  You just ask your questions, we will answer them, and that's the only time commitment you will have.


If you would like to review our information webinar, please do so at your convenience by clicking here.

Please write down any questions you may still have after you have watched the archived webinar and reviewed the CAPP Frequently Asked Questions document.  If you are a potential CAPP candidate, you will find the Frequently Asked Questions Document here.  If you are a current CAPP, you will find the Frequently Asked Questions Document here.  


We will be more than happy to answer your questions tomorrow, Wednesday May 28th at 3 p.m. EDT. 


To join these calls, call toll-free from the U.S. and Canada: (866) 834-0954 and use conference call code 3673226116#; or


International dial-in number: (708) 290-1469 and use conference call code 3673226116#.    


This conference call will give you the opportunity to have your questions answered.


Get Recertified Until 2017!

If you are a CAPP, we need YOU!  Time is running out! From now until May 23, CAPPs may recertify by participating in the beta testing of the new CAPP examination (at no cost). You will take the computer-administered exam at a nearby IQT Testing Center. IPI will pay all exam fees, and have no fear--we are not concerned if you pass or fail and no scores will be reported or released during this beta testing period AND you will be recertified until 2017! Now, that's a great way to advance the profession and take care of recertification requirements!


Those who take the beta test will automatically be eligible to recertify for the next three years (until 2017) without any other requirements aside from the recertification fee.


To learn more about the beta test and register to take the new CAPP exam at a testing center near you, contact Lauri Chudoba, professional development administrator, at capp@parking.org or 571.699.3011. Thank you for your helping us advance the profession.


New Parking Jobs Posted

IPI Career HQ

Have a job to post? Reach thousands of parking professionals at parking.org/careers. Looking for a job in the parking industry? View our latest listings: 


Accounting Manager - E-Z Parking, Inc.


Assistant Director for Sustainable Transportation Systems - University of Colorado Boulder


Transportation Planner - University of Connecticut


Associate Director of Parking Services - University of Kentucky


Parking Manager - E-Z Parking, Inc.


Staff Accountant/ Office Administration - E-Z Parking, Inc.


Assistant Facility Manager - E-Z Parking, Inc.


Area Parking Manager - E-Z Parking, Inc.


Director, Countrywide Planning & Development (Parking Management) - Metro Los Angeles


Executive Director - Park New Haven (New Haven Parking Authority) 


View more job listings  


The Parking Professional: Ahead for June

Gen. Colin Powell; John Walsh; Eran Ben-Joseph; Jeff Speck; Seth Goldman. What do they all have in common? They've all been featured on the cover of The Parking Professional, of course! And in just a few days, we'll unveil another cover story interview of a big industry leader. You'll have to wait until June 1 to see who it is, but we can tell you it's an influential trendsetter who shares great thoughts on parking and transportation. You definitely won't want to miss this Q&A or this issue! 


Also in the June issue:


ParkingPLUS: A unique design competition challenges architects to think differently about parking, with amazing results.


Lean Smart Parking: Collect high-quality data cost-effectively.


Warm and Fuzzy Parking: How one parking authority stayed on task while refining its image.


A Path to Profitability: Revenue management and analytics explained.


The June issue of The Parking Professional will be in mailboxes next week and available throughout the 2014 IPI Conference & Expo in Texas. For advertising information, contact Bonnie Watts, CEM. Have a great story to tell? Contact editor Kim Fernandez.


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 San Rafael
For: Parking Pay By Phone System 


Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority



City of St. Louis, MO
For: Parking and Consulting Services Study


New York State Thruway

For: Bid to Lease Parking Lots 


View all RFPs  


Organizations can post RFPs at no charge. For more information, contact Peter Caporale at 571.699.3011. 


*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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  • The Portland Aerial Tram: A Great View Near and Far by Casey Jones, CAPP
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  • Celebrate: Bikes in Parking Lots by Mark Wright
  • Airport Redevelopment: The Effect on Parking by Bruce Barclay

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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:
Mobility Summit, June 10 - 11, 2014

The two-day Innovation in Mobility Public Policy Summit will bring forward-thinking transportation professionals together in Washington, D.C., to discuss new developments in shared-use mobility and foster further collaboration between governments and private sector mobility providers. Building on the successful Shared Use Mobility Summit in San Francisco last October, this event will feature panel discussions and presentations by influential mobility leaders in the public sector along with experts in the fields of carsharing, one-way carsharing, peer-to-peer (P2P) carsharing, public bikesharing, ridesharing, and technology, all sharing their experiences in bringing new transportation options to local communities. 


Hosted by the Association for Commuter Transpotation, Transit Center, Mobility Lab, and the University of California Berkeley Transportation Sustainability Research Center, summit participants will examine ways governments and shared-use providers can work together to create more seamless transportation systems within their communities and connect even more individuals to their services. The event will also examine the role of emerging technologies in shared-use mobility and how the public and private sectors can take advantage of them to reach a wider portion of the travelling public.