State of the States

State of the States Digest

If your state or regional parking association is not represented here please send your State of the State Digest items to IPI's Membership Director, Mark Gedris at

Florida Parking Association

The Florida Parking Association presents our bi-annual Educational Seminar which will feature sessions from experts in the parking industry.  In addition, we are pleased to present End User Training from First Observer (in cooperation with Dept. of Homeland Security) whose mission is to enhance and promote, through awareness, our ability to protect our highway and infrastructure from risks associated with terrorism.

• The Latest & Greatest in Parking Technology - presented by John Fagan, T2Systems
• Insight into Parking Operations - presented by Jim Corbett, Manager of City of Tampa Parking Division
• End User Training (Security Awareness) - presented by First Observer Team HMS
• Customer Service Techniques - presented by Chester Escobar, IMPARK

Where: Sheraton Orlando Downtown (formerly Marriott Downtown)
   400 W. Livingston St., Orlando, FL  32801

Date:  August 5, 2010 ---------------- 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    $75.00 for non-members
    Includes breakfast, breaks and lunch

 If you need overnight accommodations, room rate is $104.00 - for reservations call 407.843.6664 mention FL Parking.

 For more information, contact Marilyn Etheridge 813.259.3549 or

New England Parking Council

The New England Parking Council will hold its 2nd Annual Municipal Forum on Wednesday, August 11th, in New Haven, CT at the Courtyard by Marriott.  The Forum is free to NEPC members and $40 for non-members.  Lunch and parking is included!  If you're traveling, the hotel is offering a special $99 room rate.  Call 203-777-6221 for reservations.

We've got a great agenda lined up:
• We're very excited to be piggybacking on the success of the First Observer Anti-Terrorism training at the IPI Conference & Expo, and have secured First Observer's parking-specific training for the Forum! 
• Mike Piscitelli and William Kilpatrick of the City of  New Haven will share the methodology used to complete a Downtown Study that helped stimulate transit oriented development. 
• Gina Fiandaca of the City of Boston will provide an overview of the City's Parking Enforcement and Citation Management program.
• Nelson NyGaard and Desman Associates will provide two municipal case studies.
• We'll have round table discussions based on the registered attendees requests!

Pre registration is required, and is limited to fifty people - register early!  RSVP to NEPC Treasurer Jon Frederick, Parking Manager, City of Portsmouth, NH
• Phone 603-766-1440
• Email

Or register online at

Pacific Intermountain Parking and Transportation Association

Planning efforts are really ramping up for the 2010 Rocky Mountain Transportation and Parking Summit.   With only fifteen days remaining in the countdown, the conference committee is adding the finishing touches on what is promised to be a conference like no other. 

The committee's hard work and toil throughout the past seven months has paid off in so many ways.  This conference will host a record number of exhibitors at over twenty registered vendors.  This diverse representation of vendors reflects the intent of this conference to provide a diverse curriculum of instruction and education to TDM, parking, architecture, engineer and planning professionals alike.

The success in the planning of this event would not be possible without the generous support from our numerous sponsors.   We extend our sincerest gratitude to TranBen, Ltd. and Premier Specialty Construction for leading the way in the partnership efforts as our Title sponsors.  We also thank Toledo Ticket, EDC-Aims and PICTOFORM for coming on board as our President level sponsors. 

In addition to the above recognized, we also thank all of the following  sponsors that have shared in the efforts to provide this event to our attendees; the City of Boulder, Amano McGann, Genetec, CALE, Coalfire Systems, Digital Payment Technologies, IPS Group, TransCore, 3 Point Brand Management, ACHD Commuterride, Digital Printing Systems, Connect by Hertz, Kimley-Horn and  Associates, Mountain Parking Equipment, N.G. Jacobsen and Associates, Power Tagging, SuperShuttle, T2 Systems, The Parking Zone, Walker Parking, Watry Design and Zimride.  

The committee hasn't been "all business" in their planning efforts.  They would also like to invite attendees to join in the fun and participate in a host of planned extra-curricular activities including;  group night at a Colorado Rockies game, a Multi Modal tour, Movie Night showing "The Delicate Art of Parking", a Sunrise Walk/Run and a Downtown Boulder dining experience. 

Please accept our invitation to participate in a unique setting of learning, networking and training as TDM and parking come together.   Let's "broaden our horizons", find what we share in common, and move forward with fresh purpose…together.  We invite attendees to join in the synergies and get inspired in Boulder on August 1st at the 2010 Rocky Mountain Transportation and Parking Summit. Visit for more information. 

Pennsylvania Parking Association

PPA's Annual Conference returns to State College!
September 29 - October 1, 2010
Nittany Lion Inn

Keynote Speaker - Mark Bodenschatz
Associate Athletic Director of Facilites and Operations, Penn State University

Don't Miss Out!
Submit a presentation  - DUE 7/30/2010
Submit a project for the Awards Competition - DUE 7/30/2010
Register for the Fender Bender Open
Plan to sponsor or exhibit - Cut off date 9/15/2010

For further details, please visit

Southwest Parking Association

The Southwest Parking Association's ninth annual conference and trade show will be held in beautiful Tucson, Arizona, September 20 - 24.  We hope you will join us at this year's annual conference and share with us how your parking knowledge.
Call for Presentations
Proposals regarding any topic of interest to our industry are welcomed. 
Please send an e-mail to that answers the following questions:
1) Your name, title and contact information.
2) Briefly summarize your professional public speaking experience.
3) Provide the proposed title for your presentation.
4) Identify the target audience (industry segment, novice vs. veteran, etc.).
5) Identify three learning objectives for the presentation.
6) Identify the format (presentation, panel discussion, shoptalk, etc.).
7) List any other forums in which you have given this presentation.  If it is a new presentation, please indicate the current stage of development.
8) Attach a copy of the presentation or, if still in development, an outline of the material/concepts covered.
Proposals are reviewed on a rolling basis at the beginning of each month.  Submit early for best results.

Texas Parking Association

This is the last week to register for the Texas Parking Association 2010 Roundtable and Networking Session which will be held on July 26, 2010 at Texas A & M University Corpus Christi from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Implementation of this program was intended for the Roundtable to further the field of knowledge and demonstrate to businesses and employees the benefits of improving the various aspects of the parking industry through educational programs and networking. These series are a great opportunity for Universities, Municipalities, Airports and Hospital parking professionals to network free of charge plus equip themselves with additional educational materials. Please join us for this workshop experience that will cover Parking Solutions, Facility Operations and Credit Card Compliance. Don't miss out on this time to share and receive valuable information from experienced parking professionals in your area. Again it is a FREE networking session that will provide industry value for all so register now @

Congratulations to Barry Lohr, CAPP with Sundance Square in Downtown Fort Worth as he was recently appointed as a new board member for Texas Parking Association.  Barry has already been assigned to be on the Host Committee for the 2011 conference in Dallas, Texas and was a key member of the 2010 Host Committee this last April.  TPA welcomes Barry, as we know he will be a great addition to our board.
We would like to encourage all members and associates to share information concerning their business and personal successes, operational or technological enhancements, or recent updates in systems, policies and procedures. In this economy, we are all looking for ways to increase productivity, utilize our operations to their fullest potential as well as cutting costs/time, so any type of information that can be shared is extremely valuable. As we all know, communications is a top priority in every company and we know your input and expertise will allow our association publications to be a valuable source of information for those who are in the parking industry. If you are not currently a member of the TPA, please visit our website to discover all the benefits and features we as an association can provide for you and your company. Please forward any information such as articles, information, accommodations, promotions and job openings in Texas to or Also see recent job postings at