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Call for Presentations for the 2011 IPI Conference & Expo is Now Open
Presentations that illustrate case studies, illuminate important issues, bring "how to" knowledge, and increase the professional levels of those attending the conference are particularly valued.
IPI's goal is to choose speakers who can effectively communicate their message to a variety of audiences.
• Provide useful, how-to information on current best practices through case studies;
• Share new technologies and their applications;
• Report emerging trends; or
• Discuss relevant and pivotal issues to the parking and transportation industry.
Presentations should not:
• Promote a product, service or company.
Proposal presentations are due October 1, 2010 and selected presenters for the 2011 IPI Conference & Expo are entitled to a 25 percent discount off full conference or daily registrations.
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Upcoming IPI Webinar to Explore Privatization
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Emerging Trends in Parking System Monetization - Part I: Issues and Impacts and What We Can Learn from Chicago's Privatization Deal
L. Dennis Burns, CAPP
With a limited history in the parking arena, Parking System Privatization or Public-Private Partnerships (PPPS) or, more appropriately termed, "Parking System Monetization" is gaining attention and interest on a national basis. The questions we will explore in this article relative to Parking System Monetization are: what are the emerging trends in this area and what are the potential impacts to the Communities that are served by these parking programs?
A Quick Refresher
Leonard T. Bier wrote perhaps the best article on this topic to date in the March 2010 edition of The Parking Professional titled: "Privatization Revisited." Bier framed his discussion with the following introduction:
"As more cities, counties and states face deep budget deficits, many municipalities are looking toward public-private partnerships (PPPs) to generate much-needed revenue. Among those looking at privatization deals, either for parking, airports or roads, are Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, Miami, Milwaukee and Allegheny Counties, and the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Florida. As these partnerships become more popular, we should look at best practices of PPPs and discuss how governments can ensure that the citizens and taxpayers are best served in the long run."
Because this issue is of such great interest to the industry, and it is the topic of an upcoming IPI Webinar, we have made the entire article available to all by clicking here.
IPI Members can access the entire electronic version of The Parking Professional by logging in to the IPI website.
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Parking in the News
The latest industry news and vital industry information:
• MDOT Outlines Brunswick-Topsham Traffic Options
• Red Rabbit Aids Campus Travel
• Logan Expanding Economy Parking Lot
• Frederick Community College Gears Up For 300-Space Parking Deck
• District of Columbia Tests New Payment Systems for Street Parking
• Free Parking Comes at a Price
• New Parking Garage Could Reduce Tailgating Space at UTEP
• Downtown Chico Welcomes New Parking Meter Enforcers
• OSU's Top tailgaters Have a Year to Pay Up For Prime Parking Spots
• Chicago Parking Meter Company Steps Up Ticket-Writing
• College Park Garage Opening Up New Interest
• Pittsburgh Parking Lease Changes Would Slow Rate Hikes
• UVA Giving Parking Offenders The Boot
• You Can Park, Pay & Go In Downtown Eugene
• Silverton, Ore., Chamber Studies Parking Concern
• Officials Hope Valet Parking Will Reduce Surf City Parking Woes
• Chatanooga To Delay $6.5 Million For TVA Parking Garage
• Port Chester Trustees Call for Firings in Wake of Mass Parking Meter Theft
• Naperville Parking Counters To Go Live Tuesday Morning
• Parking Kiosks A Possibility For State College Lots
• Covington Merchants Fear Loss of Business Due to Parking Congestion
• Tampa Airport May Cut Free One-Hour Parking
• Greenwich Parking Director: No More Leniency For Procrastinating Commuters
• Downtown Canton Keeps Diagonal Parking
For these stories plus more, visit the Parking in the News section of IPI's website.