An Interesting Equation for Managing the Curb

By L. Dennis Burns, CAPP I recently read a article entitled, “Uber Writes an Equation to Help Cities Measure–and Manage–the Curb”. The equation devised by Uber is meant to help cities evaluate how efficiently they’re using this increasingly contested space. Here is the article’s opening paragraph: “After years of Read More »

Parking to Play Key Role in Helping Homeless Families

As part of a larger program that hopes to get homeless families into housing, the City of San Jose, Calif., has established a safe parking area for those living in their vehicles to spend the night. Up to 17 families living in vehicles will be allowed to park in the Read More »

Denver: A Model of Mobility

By Michelle W. Jones, CMP This week I traveled to Denver for IPMI’s 2018 Leadership Summit. Boy, is it easy to get around here. I heard people used and enjoyed the A Line, Denver’s rail service, from the airport to downtown. Lots of us used transportation network company (TNC) rides Read More »

Welcome to IPMI

New name reflects interconnectedness of parking, transportation, and mobility industries and expanded role of parking and parking professionals The world’s largest association of parking professionals, formerly known as the International Parking Institute (IPI), has changed its name to the International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI). The change reflects the interconnected, Read More »

Pennsylvania Toughens Up ADA Parking Regulations

In a move designed to improve access to parking spaces for those with disabilities, the Pennsylvania Senate passed legislation that levies penalties on those who park in a way that blocks curb ramps and access aisles next to them. Senate Bill 888 now goes to Governor Tom Wolf for his Read More »

Parking People

By Matt Penney I just returned from a parking conference in Arkansas.  I’m now sitting back at my desk trying to catch up on everything I missed during my time away.  Work stacks up so quickly.  As my attention span gets the better of me, I find my mind drifting Read More »

Pedal-powered Shared Bikes: Extinct Already?

That might have been fast: About a year after dockless bike-share started making headlines, many cities and suppliers are moving away from them, shifting their fleets to dockless e-bikes or scooters instead. Dockless pedal bikes have all but been replaced in Washington, D.C.; Seattle; Chicago; and Dallas; and Boston ditched Read More »

The Look of Loud

By Cindy Campbell Some time ago, I decided to invest in a compact rolling bag that would always fit easily under the seats of small regional jets. On a recent trip, a member of the airport ground crew was waiting at the end of the jet bridge to collect larger Read More »

Customer Service is a Leadership Issue

By Bill Donovan, PhD, CAPP, Manager, Parking & Transport Services, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Customer service is a leadership issue. Few organizations would dispute the fact that customer service is one of the most important aspects of running a business. Unfortunately, customer service is too often viewed as Read More »

The Value of Local Involvement

By Kevin Emert, MEd, CAPP I love the International Parking Institute (IPI); it is a great resource for all things parking. I have learned so much and met many wonderful people through IPI and the CAPP program (you should get your CAPP). It has been invaluable in my career. I Read More »