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July 8, 2014 - Vol 6, Issue 14
In This Issue
Register July 23 Webinar on Cashierless Operations
IPI Joins World Parking Symposium Gathering in Tel Aviv, Irael
A New Technical Book for Your Bookshelf
Early Bird Registration for the ACT International Conference Ends July 11
Cleveland Clinic CARES About Parking Symposium 2014
Enroll Your Green Garage Today!
Save Time and Money
The Parking Professional: Celebrating Excellence
New Parking Jobs Posted
New RFPs Posted
Learn from Your Peers at the Parking Matters Blog
Industry Headlines - From IPI's Social Media
IPI Links


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Register July 23 Webinar on Cashierless Operations

Join us as Stephanie Barnes from the Cleveland Clinic presents a webinar on Cashierless Operations: How to optimize technology without losing a personal touch


This webinar will review how Cleveland Clinic converted all parking garages to cashierless operations through the optimization of self-pay technology.  The presentation will illustrate the communication strategy, the audit processes, the staffing adjustments, and the measurable results (i.e. cost savings, revenue adjustments, transaction times).  Also covered will be transition challenges, lessons learned, as well as adjustments made throughout the project. 


Stephanie Barnes, Director, Cleveland Clinic Parking Service has worked within Protective Services at the Cleveland Clinic for more than seven years, and has been credited with a long list of operations improvements.  She received the Cleveland Clinic 4Q 2010 Caregiver Excellence Award, the Cleveland Clinic 2010 Annual Caregiver Award for Integrity, and the Cleveland Clinic 2011 Annual Caregiver Award for Teamwork, among other recognitions.


Wednesday, July 23 at 2:00 p.m. EDT/ 11:00 a.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 Joins World Parking Symposium Gathering in Tel Aviv, Irael

From l to r: Under a parking sign in Tel Aviv, Tim Haahs' Megan Leinart, IPI Chair Liliana Rambo, CAPP and IPI Communications Counsel Helen Sullivan

Shalom! Maurice Anderson, Chair, Canadian Parking Foundation and Ralph Bond, President, Canadian Parking Association Chair, Conference Host Committee were gracious hosts for the 9th World Parking Symposium (WPS) last week in Tel Aviv, and despite the political unrest in Jerusalem, the conference was a successful and convivial gathering with a number of new parking research reports shared. WPS maintains a research library on their website here. 


A New Technical Book for Your Bookshelf

Sustainable Parking Design & Management, just released, is the first of its kind reference manual addressing the critical role of parking and transportation in sustainability.  


The 195-page book offers best practices in parking and transportation that relate directly to parking planning, design, and operations.  Written by more than 30 experts and peer reviewers in the parking industry, it covers a broad range of topics, including renewable energy, greening surface parking assets, energy efficiency, operations, and a series of informative case studies.   


This book is available in both hardcover and Kindle e-book versions. 
Early Bird Registration for the ACT International Conference Ends July 11

The 2014 Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) International Conference heads to San Francisco August 2-6, presenting this year's best opportunity to explore innovative mobility solutions. This conference provides three-and-a-half days of education and training, along with best practice sharing and networking with top transportation demand management (TDM) and commuter mobility professionals from around the U.S. and internationally.


Speaker, Disney University authority, and change management expert Doug Lipp kicks off the not-to-be-missed morning keynote session Monday, August 4, with lessons from his years with The Walt Disney Company.


The conference will be held at the iconic Grand Hyatt San Francisco, a luxury hotel in downtown San Francisco with a stylish urban ambiance that is both classic and contemporary.


Find out more online here. The early bird rate expires this Friday, July 11!


Cleveland Clinic CARES About Parking Symposium 2014


Don't miss this opportunity to learn how the award-winning Cleveland Clinic Parking Services team operates 44,000 spaces, 11 garages, 116 surface lots, 50,000 internal customers, and 24 valet locations. 


The dynamic two-day event will include six sessions reviewing the innovative CARES model that efficiently and effectively balances patients, employees, visitors, and guests, all while keeping "patients first". 


Click here to read an article published in The Parking Professional magazine highlighting last year's event. 


The Symposium includes a sit-down lunch at the InterContinental Hotel's Grand Ballroom, Happy Hour and hors d'oeuvres at the Clinic's Historic Foundation House, a Cleveland Indians baseball game at Progressive Field, optional rooftop sunrise yoga and/or breakfast with beautiful views of Lake Erie and Downtown. Also featured, a guided tour of the Cleveland Clinic campus highlighting the parking operations. (This is all included in your registration fee of $195). 


For more information and to register click here.


Enroll Your Green Garage Today!

GPC IPI logo Excited to hop on the road to Certification?  Visit the Get Certified! page of the Green Parking Council website to learn how to prepare, register and submit for Green Garage Certification.  Take a few minutes, review the roadmap, check out the program documents and begin the journey.  In as little as 30 minutes you could complete the first leg, a 30 question self-assessment.  If any questions should arise, please contact, GPC Staff Associate, Trevyr Meade.


Save Time and Money

Online education and training programs save time and money.  Take advantage of IPI's online courses & training programs.  E-learning can produce great results, decrease costs and improve performance.  Unlike instructor-led, face-to-face courses, IPI's e-learning courses are available for continual access for 6 months from the date of purchase. Once the course content is completed, the end of course assessment becomes available and when that is successfully completed, the learner will gain access to a certificate of completion for download and print. 


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

For list of course offerings and to register, click here. 

The Parking Professional: Celebrating Excellence

Need a little inspiration? Look no farther than the July issue of The Parking Professional, which highlights the winners of the 2014 IPI Awards of Excellence and Professional Recognition Program awards. These are the best of the best in design, architecture, management, programming, and professionalism and reading these descriptions is a way to learn and be inspired. 


Also inside:


  • Municipal fleet strategies: How cities and towns work with large fleet owners to minimize fines and keep traffic moving." 


  • Disaster preparation: What one parking professional brought to the planning table from his experiences as a September 11 first responder.    


  • The Parking Matters® Marketing; Communications Awards: How parking programs are working to shine up their reputations and their involvement in their communities. 


IPI members can read the July issue online here. Have a great idea for a story? Contact editor Kim FernandezFor advertising information, contact Bonnie Watts, CEM.


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: 


Director, Parking Services - University of Cincinnati


PARCS Consultant - Walker Parking Consultants (Boston)


PARCS Consultant - Walker Parking Consultants (Los Angeles)


Sales Representative - NextGen Parking


Assistant Manager, Parking Services - Lehigh University


Airport Parking Manager - Dane County Regional Airport


Traffic and Event Manager - Boise State University


Parking Meter Manager - Parking Authority of Baltimore City


Parking Operations Manager - Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority


View more job listings  


New RFPs Posted
RFP crop
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 Oakland, Calif.

For: As-Needed Adjudication Hearing Officer


City of Oakland, Calif.
For: Vehicle Immobilizer/Automatic Boot Release



For: Request for Information on PARCS, AVI, and Dynamic Signage systems


City of Boston
For: Mobile Parking Payments 


City of San Mateo
For: Managing the public parking system and facilities 


View all RFPs  


Organizations can post RFPs at no charge. For more information, contact T.J. Cantwell 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

PM blog logoSign up to receive Parking Matters® Blog posts and see them as they are published. Recent posts:


  • The Auto Bailout and the Parking Industry by Dave Feehan
  • Are You Communicating Effectively? by Doug Holmes, CAPP
  • New British Proposals Affect Parking by Patrick Troy

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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:
Mobile apps transforming the future of parking (via @CNNhttp://ow.ly/ytw7n 


RT @MobilityLabTeam: SFpark pilot uses substance and style to create sensible parking. http://t.co/uu4jD1puOW