December 21, 2010

IPInsider's Year-End Parking Poll 

Your opinion counts!  IPInsider "Wraps up" 2010 with a 3-question online survey about emerging parking trends. Weigh in on what trends
will affect the parking profession in 2011 and what you see as "the next big thing" beyond the new year. You'll also have the chance to
share what you see as the most common parking operation, design or
management mistake that you feel could have been avoided had competent parking expertise been utilized. Take the survey now -- and forward the link to all your parking colleagues.
Happy Holidays

The International Parking Institute wishes you and all those close to you a joyous holiday season and a happy New Year.

Happy Holidays
The International Parking Institute wishes you and all those close to you a joyous holiday season and a happy New Year.

2011 IPI Board of Directors - Call for Nominations

The Nominating Committee of the International Parking Institute announces the annual "Call for Nominations" for those individuals interested in serving as a member of the IPI Board of Directors. Members in good standing who are interested should submit a cover letter detailing your interest (which can be included in the body of the response email), head shot photograph (of at least 300 dpi high resolution quality) and a resume or bio (no more than 200 words). All nominations must be received no later than Wednesday, January 12, 2011.

The following seven (7) seats for the Board of Directors are available for the upcoming election for a two-year term beginning in May, 2011:

· One (1) Academic
· One (1) Airport
· Two (2) Consultant
· Two (2) Public
· One (1) Supplier

Interested candidates are asked to complete and submit the nomination form - that can be submitted via email once completed.

If you should have any questions regarding this process, please contact Doug Holmes, CAPP, Nominating Committee Chair at or Lauri Chudoba, IPI at for assistance.

Next IPI Webinar: Enforcement

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A Paradigm Shift in Parking Enforcement
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Instructor: Roamy Valera, CAPP, Vice President, Standard Parking Corp.
This webinar will discuss the challenges that are presented to Parking Enforcement Officers (PEO) and the expectation to deliver the highest level of customer service.  Public Relations have become much more important in the day-to-day functions of the parking enforcement profession. It will give an overview of the parking industry today, describing how the need a shift in paradigm for parking enforcement programs has changed the way parking professionals look at the impact of public relations and the services provided.  The topic will cover a number of related topics including the role of the parking enforcement officer, how this role interacts with the overall parking initiative and/or program, the "challenges" of the PEO, and more.
You will learn the various tools the industry has at their disposal and  how the parking enforcement program with specific objectives such as increasing PEO accountabilities, identifying parking demand and utilization by area/zones, citation productivity, and reducing complaints, needs a solid understanding of how public relations impacts the results of their work.
The webinar will also discuss the issue of technology today and the impact it is having on the parking industry.  In addition, the presentation will discuss how established policies and procedures play a role in the delivery of Public relations initiatives, and the question of who should be involved, and how it should be adopted and managed.

A Paradigm Shift in Parking Enforcement
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
2:00 pm EST
$35.00 for IPI Members
$50.00 for non-members

RFPs Posted on IPI RFP Portal

City of New Haven, Connecticut
For: Parking Ticket Issuance Devices, Processing & Collection Services

Baltimore County Revenue Authority
For: Energy Optimization Lighting Upgrades for Baltimore County Revenue Authority Municipal Parking Garages

City of Sacramento, California
For: Parking Citation Processing Services

City of Annapolis, Maryland
For: Municipal Parking Facilities Management Services

Access to complete RFP/RFQ details is restricted to IPI Members.
Have a RFP or RFQ you would like to have promoted?  IPI is happy to provide this forum for parking organizations to post their RFPs and RFQs at no charge.  For more information, contact Mark Gedris, IPI Director of Membership, at

IPI CareerHQ - The Industry's Leading Online Career Resource

Administrative Services Specialist II - University of Connecticut - Storrs, Conn.

Senior Manager Airport Operations - Port of Seattle - Seattle, Wash.

Director-Parking and Transportation - University of Oregon - Eugene, Ore.

Associate Director, Parking & Transportation Services - California State Polytechnic University, Pomona - Pomona, Calif.

Parking Coordinator - City of Lethbridge - Lethbridge, Alberta Canada

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

Annual Subscription - $299
One fee, unlimited job postings
(each job runs for 30 days)
Includes resume database search

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.

IPI e-Learning Center Archived Webinars

Each month, IPI presents a focused educational webinar on a topic pertinent to the parking and transportations industry.  These webinars are recorded and are available for purchase "on-demand".  For information on these and all the available on-demand webinars, visit the IPI e-Learning Center website.
Strategies and Applications in LEED V3 and Sustainable Design Relating to Parking, Mixed-Use Structures and Transportation - from December 15, 2010
Free 5-minute Preview
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Snow & Ice Management for Parking Facilities and Structures - from October 20, 2010
With winter conditions wreaking havoc across much of the U.S., having a solid and dependable snow and ice control strategy is critical to ensuring continued, uninterrupted operation of your parking facilities.
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State of the States

New England Parking Council
The New England Parking Council is looking for presenters and presentations for our 20th Annual Parking and Transportation Conference on March 23rd & 24th, 2011 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge, MA. The conference theme is "Got Innovation?" We expect 200 people and will offer two tracks of educational seminars; one track geared towards Innovations in Parking, and one track geared towards Innovations in Transportation... more information.

Pacific Intermountain Parking and Transportation Association
PIPTA in 2011 Save the Date! Note Change in Location! Transportation issues increasingly seem at the heart of many of the challenges we face at universities, municipalities, hospitals, businesses, planning organizations and at home. How we get from one place to another and how much time and money it costs and the impact on the environment are central to many of our decisions and for many places and people where we might be headed in terms of transportation resources... more information.

Parking Association of Georgia
The Parking Association of Georgia will hold our annual conference at the Georgia Center on the University of Georgia Campus March 28-30, 2011. Registration information is available at

Texas Parking Association
Please don't forget to renew your TPA membership this month. Please logon to the TPA website and click the join button to sign up online. It is fast, convenient and you will receive your receipt via email within minutes of registering. If you have not received notification via email, please make sure we have you in our system by... more information.

Parking in the News

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  • Columbia County to Crack Down on Handicapped Parking Violations
  • Anchorage Police May Relinquish Meter-Reading Duty
  • New Parking Garage in South San Francisco Seen as Economy-Booster
  • Retired Parking Meters Become Works of Art
  • Bob Hope Airport Raises Parking Fees
  • Lansing Township Plans New Retail, Parking Space Near Eastwood
  • Westchester County Airport Garage Draft Environmental Study Incomplete
  • Union Resists Hike in SkyHarbor Airport-Parking Fees
  • Nine Companies Submit Bids to Build Saint John Parking Garage
  • Greenwich to Introduce Pay-by-Phone Parking for Commuters
  • City Hopes RFP Adds More Downtown DevelopmentVideo News Story
  • Another Contract Between Fond-Du-Luth and Duluth Possible
  • Pittston Will Use Parking Revenue to Fund Memorials
  • Latest Parking Plan Rejected by Pittsburgh City Council
  • Nogales Parking Meter Accepts Nickels and Dimebags
  • Pittsburgh's Online Parking Search Tool Launches
  • Yonkers to Consider Extending Parking Meter Hours
  • South Bend to Pay $6.5 Million for Parking Garage, 1000 Jobs RemainVideo News Story
  • Higgins Beach Parking Plan Making Waves

For these stories plus more, visit the Parking in the News section of IPI's website.