IPInsider - August 17, 2010

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.
Presentations should:
• 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.
For more information on the IPI Call for Presentations, and to submit your presentation proposal, please use the on-line submission tool.  If you have any questions, contact IPI Deputy Director Henry Wallmeyer.

IPI Member Logo Now Available 

Show your support of IPI and parking industry by displaying the IPI Member logo.  Use of the International Parking Institute's distinctive logo is a benefit of membership and you are encouraged to promote the association and what it stands for by using the logo.  Use the logo on your promotional literature, signage, business and electronic correspondence, and website.  Use of the logo by non-members or members that have allowed their membership to lapse due to non-payment is strictly forbidden.  Members can download both low-resolution (for web use) and high-resolution (for print use) versions of the logo by logging in to the new IPI website and clicking on the "Member Programs and Benefits" section.

Upcoming IPI Webinar to Explore Privatization
e-learning logo 

Emerging Trends In Parking System Monetization - Issues and Impacts
August 25, 2010 at 2:00 PM EDT
L. Dennis Burns, CAPP, Regional Vice President and Senior Practice Builder, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
With a limited history in the parking arena, "parking system monetization" is gaining attention and interest on a national basis.  This IPI webinar will:
• Provide a review of recent and active parking P3 projects
• Identify emerging trends in this area
• Provide examples of good privatization goals & key issues to consider
• Discuss a new process element that is emerging
• Examine the kinds of questions parking professionals will be asked to answer in a typical P3 RFP process
• Explore the potential impacts to the communities that are served by these parking programs
• Review "The Extreme Scenarios Comparison"
• And finally, discuss potential impacts to the parking profession and parking professionals
$35 for IPI Memebrs
$50 for Non-members
For more information and to register, visit the IPI e-Learning web site, www.parking.org/webinars

Special Webinar: Anti-terrorism Training 

First Observer Training - A Parking-Specific, Anti-Terrorism Training Program
September 8, 2010 at 2:00 PM EDT
Jeff Beatty, Special Senior Advisor to the President, Total Security Services International, Inc.
Unveiled by IPI in early 2010, First Observer™ is a parking-specific training program that arms parking professionals with the skills they need to address five critical security areas: on-street, surface lots, garages/decks, special events, and shuttle operations. The training enables parking professionals to identify a potential threat, provides background on different terrorist groups and their patterns of operation, gives an overview of weapons, and details case studies of terror situations.
First Observers build the skills to report potential situations using a concise, accurate and simple communications process. First Observer™ is a national anti-terrorism and security awareness program that supports the National Preparedness Guidelines of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
All persons who successfully complete this webinar training will be able to print a First Observer card and certificate.
This session is free for IPI Members and Non-Members
For more information and to register, visit the IPI e-Learning web site.

From the August Issue of The Parking Professional 

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.

IPI CareerHQ Unveils New Pricing and Packages

IPI Career HQIPI is proud to present IPI CareerHQ, the industry's leading online resource designed to help employers recruit qualified parking industry professionals, and to help parking professionals make employment connections. Always free to individuals looking for new career opportunities, to make the job board even more useful to employers, IPI is announcing a new pricing model:
Single 30-day job posting - $49
Includes resume database search access
Annual Subscription - $299
One fee, unlimited job postings (each job runs for 30 days)
Includes resume database search access
Reach thousands of parking professionals!  Each job posting is included in the IPInsider as well as on the home page of the IPI website.  For more information on posting a job opportunity, visit the Employers section of the IPI CareerHQ.
Recent IPI CareerHQ Job Opportunities

2011 Awards of Excellence Nominations Open

Awards of ExcellenceEach year IPI recognizes and commends trends in parking facility design which are aesthetically pleasing as well as functional, green and sustainable. We also recognize innovation in parking programs and operations. This year's 29th annual IPI Awards of Excellence open competition is for public agencies, jurisdictions, institutions, organizations or corporations which own parking facilities completed or renovated since January 1, 2008, or which conduct parking programs/operations initiated since that date. Entries must be received no later than Friday, November 5, 2010.  

All rules, regulations and judging criteria are listed in the Official Entry Brochure. An electronic, fillable PDF Official Entry Form is also available.  For questions regarding entries, please contact Lauri Chudoba at 540.371.7535.

State of the States

California Public Parking Association
CPPA held its quarterly Board of Directors meeting in Monterey, California.  Monterey will be the location of CPPA's 2013 Annual Conference.  The Board of Directors had a full day's agenda focusing on planning regional training throughout the state, finalizing the 2010 Conference program and working on the various legal issues facing parking agencies throughout the... more information
Florida Parking Association
FPA's Educational Seminar held in Orlando, was a huge success!   Fifty attendees were captivated for 8 hours by speakers, John Fagan (T2 Systems), Jim Corbett (City of Tampa), Jeff Beatty (First Observer), and Chester Escobar (Miami Parking Authority).  Certificates of Participation were presented by First Observer and Florida Parking Association.   All attendee comments were... more information.
Middle Atlantic Parking Association
MAPA Fall Conference
Oct 27, 2010
8:00 AM- 4:00 PM
University of Baltimore
For more information visit the MAPA website, www.themapa.org or contact Dawn Newman, 410.964.5724,  email: admin@themapa.org.
New England Parking Council
The New England Parking Council (NEPC) held its second annual one day Municipal Forum Wednesday, August 11th in New Haven, CT. Thank you to Sammy Parry of the New Haven Parking Authority for helping plan the event!  There was room for 50 people and the event sold out!  The food was good, the presenters were great, and the price was right - free to NEPC members - your dues go far at NEPC!  But it couldn't have be done without the support of... more information.
Pennsylvania Parking Association
PPA's Annual Conference returns to State College!
REGISTER NOW! At www.paparking.org
September 29 - October 1, 2010
Nittany Lion Inn
Educational Sessions Include... more information.
Texas Parking Association
The Texas Parking Association 2010 Roundtable and Networking Session was held on July 26, 2010 at Texas A & M University Corpus Christi.  TPA would like to thank Liliana Rambo, CAPP, and Kimberly Phelon with the Parking Management Division Administration and Regulatory Affairs Dept. for City of Houston, for all their work in setting up this Roundtable, registering members and providing a great session of information and networking for all...more information.

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.