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  • 2020 IPMI Leadership Summit

    IPMI Members-Only Event Save the Date: October 8-9, 2019 Raleigh, NC Contact us to be added to the pre-registration list at events@parking-mobility.org.

  • MSTPA 2020 Annual Spring Conference & Trade Show

    Registration Coming Soon!

  • IPMI Webinar: Your Most Important Resources: Are They Being Nurtured or Left to Wither Away?

    Live Online Webcast: $35.00 for IPMI Members, $50.00 for Non-Members Description: What do you consider the most valuable asset in your organization? Do you properly invest in that asset? Is it performing at an optimal level? Do you recognize the exposure to your organization if that asset is no longer there? Read More »

  • MAPA 2019 Annual Fall Conference – Save the Date!

    Registration Open Soon!   Join us in November for two days of networking, parking-based learning and discussion. More information will be coming soon so keep an eye on your inbox! Interested in presenting at the conference?  Contact Dawn Marti

  • Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC), Barcelona, Spain

      IPMI has partnered to support the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, this November.   To receive a 25% discount code to attend, or for additional information, reach out to Rachel Yoka at Yoka@parking-mobility.org.  

  • Call for Awards Closes for the 2020 IPMI Conference & Expo

    IPMI’s annual Awards and Recognition programs celebrate individuals and organizations in the parking, transportation, and mobility industry. Winners in three major award categories – Awards of Excellence, Professional Recognition Awards, and Marketing – exemplify industry excellence. Complete all submissions by November 15, 2019 at 11:59 pm ET. 

  • IPMI Webinar: Campus Cruzin’: Everything You Need to Know to Operate a Successful Scooter and University Partnership

    Live Online Webcast: $35.00 for IPMI Members, $50.00 for Non-Members Description: Cities and universities are the latest focus for commercial scooter operations, which have taken them by storm. Commercial scooter companies have developed a reputation for being disruptive, cluttering streets, and creating safety risks. Despite the uproar, there is the opportunity Read More »

  • Pennsylvania Parking Association (PPA) Annual Fall Training

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  • Parksmart Advisor — Online, Instructor-Led Training — October 24, 2019

    Parksmart Advisors lead clients through the certification process for sustainable parking structures. The Parksmart program is now offered under by the USGBC/GBCI alongside the suite of LEED and other sustainability rating systems. IPMI is the USGBC Education Partner providing the education required to earn this valuable certificate. This is a Read More »

  • 2019 Brazilian Parking & Mobility Conference

    SAVE THE DATE October 24, 2019 Rooftop 5 & Convention Center Sao Paulo, Brazil

  • CPPA: Tactical Communication 101 and 201 Training

    Presented by: Cindy Campbell, IPMI October 23, 2019    9:00am-4:00pm Tactical Communication 101:Dealing Effectively with Difficult & Aggressive Behavior (3 hrs) An interactive course designed to help participants defuse and de-escalate conflict. The course is intended to provide frontline customer service personnel with tools and options to calmly and effectively Read More »

  • Parksmart Advisor — Online, Instructor-Led Training — October 22, 2019

    Parksmart Advisors lead clients through the certification process for sustainable parking structures. The Parksmart program is now offered under by the USGBC/GBCI alongside the suite of LEED and other sustainability rating systems. IPMI is the USGBC Education Partner providing the education required to earn this valuable certificate. This is a Read More »

  • SWPTA and PIPTA present: Parking & Mobility Networking and Roundtable Event

    The Southwest Parking and Transportation Association and Pacific Intermountain Parking and Transportation Association are teaming up for an afternoon of networking and roundtable discussion on the latest topics trending in our industry. This will be a first-time event jointly held in Denver between our organizations. We’re joining forces so you Read More »

  • Parksmart Advisor — Online, Instructor-Led Training — October 17, 2019

    Parksmart Advisors lead clients through the certification process for sustainable parking structures. The Parksmart program is now offered under by the USGBC/GBCI alongside the suite of LEED and other sustainability rating systems. IPMI is the USGBC Education Partner providing the education required to earn this valuable certificate. This is a Read More »

  • Parking Association of the Virginias (PAV) 2019 Annual Fall Workshop and Tradeshow

    Join PAV for our 2019 Annual Fall Workshop and Tradeshow at the Kingsmill Resort and Spa in Williamsburg, Va., from October 16-18, 2019.

  • Midwest Regional Parking & Mobility Conference hosted by IPMI

    Registration is now open! On October 16-17, 2019, IPMI will hold the first Midwest Regional Parking & Mobility Conference in Omaha, NE. This Conference will bring together parking, transportation, and mobility professionals from throughout the heartland including Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and beyond! Join Read More »

  • Parksmart Advisor — Online, Instructor-Led Training — October 15, 2019

    Parksmart Advisors lead clients through the certification process for sustainable parking structures. The Parksmart program is now offered under by the USGBC/GBCI alongside the suite of LEED and other sustainability rating systems. IPMI is the USGBC Education Partner providing the education required to earn this valuable certificate. This is a Read More »

  • Call for Presentations Closes for the 2020 IPMI Conference & Expo

    The Call for Presentations closes on October 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM EDT. For more information on selection notification and other speaker deadlines, please visit the speaker timeline. Seeking passionate, inspired, expert speakers in five tracks.  The 2020 IPMI Conference education program will feature five tracks to enlighten and inspire attendees: Read More »

  • APO Site Reviewer Training: Renewal/Refresher Training

    APO Site Reviewer training is offered as a 90-minute live or recorded webinar.  This course is intended for previously IPMI-approved APO Site Reviewers who wish to renew their training to maintain their status. Upcoming Training: Instructor-Led Webinar (Live or Recorded) This is a 90-minutes webinar course on October 7, 2019.  Read More »

  • 2019 IPMI Leadership Summit

    THIS EVENT IS FULL AND REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.  Professional development event for emerging leaders in the parking, transportation & mobility industry.  Event will be held October 3-4, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pa. Attendance is limited to 100 IPMI members, and has sold out.  Contact us to be added to the pre-reg Read More »

  • Campus Parking and Transportation Association (CPTA) Annual Conference

    September 29 – October 2, 2019 Hosted by University of Missouri, Columbia

  • IPMI Training: Accredited Parking Organization (APO) Online Site Reviewer Training

    IPMI Training: Accredited Parking Organization (APO) Online Site Reviewer Training The Accredited Parking Organization (APO) program establishes a benchmark of the quality by which a parking management organization conducts its business and maintains its facilities and services. Site review is a required component for applicant organizations, and must be completed Read More »

  • University Offers Free Bike Valet Parking, Lights, on Game Days

    To promote alternative transportation on football game days, the University of Arkansas offers free bike valet parking at its stadium. And to ensure bikers get home safely after night games, it will give them bike lights, too. Biking fans also get free snacks and drinks–making this all quite a package Read More »

  • IPMI Webinar: To Email, Text or Meet? That is the Perpetual Question!

    Live Online Webcast: $35.00 for IPMI Members, $50.00 for Non-Members Description: Communication is tricky and finding the most effective media (email, phone, text, smoke signal) to share your messages is a constant challenge. Adding to the complexity is the ultimate project delivery method: design build, design bid build, construction manager at Read More »

  • Making Better Decisions Daily

    By Brett Wood, CAPP, PE As the parking and transportation demand management industries continue to intersect and become one, we are continually learning new ways to improve our business model and support more sustainable and efficient transportation ecosystems. One of the newer concepts taking hold is the idea of daily Read More »

  • IPMI Training: Accredited Parking Organization (APO) Online Site Reviewer Training

    IPMI Training: Accredited Parking Organization (APO) Online Site Reviewer Training The Accredited Parking Organization (APO) program establishes a benchmark of the quality by which a parking management organization conducts its business and maintains its facilities and services. Site review is a required component for applicant organizations, and must be completed Read More »

  • A Rain Forest in Downtown Des Moines?

    By David M. Feehan Twenty years ago, a bright, young millionaire proposed an eye-popping idea for downtown Des Moines, Iowa: a 10-acre, under glass, rain forest. Now, Des Moines is a wonderful town, but not exactly a tourist mecca. What would a rain forest the size of four Walmarts do Read More »

  • Top-tier Garage Spaces a Hot Commodity in New York City

    In an era of tightening parking maximums for development and great calls for transit-oriented development and walkable cities, private parking has gone upscale in New York City and developers and real estate agents say it’s in hot demand at record-high prices. The New York Times this weekend ran a story Read More »

  • Member News: Leonard Simek Named Vice President of Strategic Alliances at The Toledo Ticket Company

    (TOLEDO, OH, Sept. 10, 2019) Leonard Simek was recently named Vice President of Strategic Alliances for The Toledo Ticket Company, a leading provider of ticketing solutions for nearly 110 years. Simek, who joined Toledo Ticket in 2013 as Business Development Manager, has over 30 years of experience in printing and Read More »

  • Member News: Midwest Parking & Facility Products Sells Company To Pacific Cascade Corporation and ParkingZone.

    Vancouver, WA (September 10, 2019) – Pacific Cascade Corporation (PCC) and Midwest Parking & Facility Products (MWP) have had a long term collaborative and business relationship since MWP opened. Steve Vincelli established MWP in 1991.  Prior to that, Vincelli worked for a property management company in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he Read More »

  • Member News: INRIX Identifies the Top Cities For Micromobility Solutions In the US, UK, & Germany

    Micromobility – defined as shared bikes, e-bikes and e-scooters – has the potential to deliver substantial benefits to consumers and businesses around the world, including efficient and cost-effective travel, reduced traffic congestion, decreased emissions and a boost to the local economy. INRIX Research analyzed trillions of anonymous data points from Read More »

  • Member News: Passport CEO Bob Youakim named one of the Top 50 SaaS CEOs of 2019

    Passport’s top executive honored for leading company through explosive growth Charlotte, N.C. (Sept. 6, 2019) — Each year, The Software Report releases a list of the top 50 CEOs who are leading some of the most successful software as a service (SaaS) companies. Passport’s CEO Bob Youakim was recognized for Read More »

  • Member News: TimHaahs Celebrates Opening of Auburn University Parking Facility

    TimHaahs recently completed the development of a new 750-space parking facility for Auburn University in Auburn, AL. TimHaahs served as the parking consultant and engineer of record for the garage which will serve the University, as well as the Auburn Hotel and Conference Center. The garage will also support the Read More »

  • Leading with Graciousness

    By Thomas W. Gaffery IV, MBA, CAPP Years ago, I attended a mentor’s workshop entitled “The art of graciousness.” The topic is something that has crossed my mind many times since. The idea of graciousness in the workplace is fascinating because it can be a nebulous thing and takes ongoing Read More »

  • Member News: PayByPhone Names Stephen Lazenby Chief Product Officer

    VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA  (September 10, 2019), PayByPhone, the global leader in mobile parking payments, today announced that Stephen Lazenby has been named Chief Product Officer. An experienced software product and development leader, Lazenby joins PayByPhone from Global Relay Communications, where he was Global Head of Product. In his new position, Read More »

  • Member News: TIBA Parking Systems Expands Value Added Reseller Network in Australia

    Melbourne, Australia (September 9, 2019) – TIBA Parking Systems welcomes InnerVision Engineering to its’ Value Added Reseller (VAR) network in Australia. TIBA is expanding its’ VAR network in Australia and will be providing sales and support services in additional metropolitan areas, including Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide. InnerVision is an industry Read More »

  • Member News: Winpark Names Amy Zaid As Company’s New Regional Vice President

    Houston, Texas – Winpark announced today that Amy Zaid has been named as the company’s new Regional Vice President. “Amy has always demonstrated a best-in-class approach to Winpark’s operations across our portfolio,” said Winpark’s President, Drew Riley. “Her focus has always been ‘quality over quantity’ which has translated into optimal Read More »

  • Time to Consider Non-city Transportation Issues

    By Courtney Turner I hate driving. Aside from emptying the dishwasher and folding clothes, it’s my least favorite thing to do. However, I’m finding that I spend more time in my car than anywhere else–and I’m not even commuting for work. Because my kids aren’t eligible to ride one of Read More »

  • IPMI Training: Accredited Parking Organization (APO) Online Site Reviewer Training

    IPMI Training: Accredited Parking Organization (APO) Online Site Reviewer Training The Accredited Parking Organization (APO) program establishes a benchmark of the quality by which a parking management organization conducts its business and maintains its facilities and services. Site review is a required component for applicant organizations, and must be completed Read More »

  • Emerging Parking and Mobility Partners

    By L. Dennis Burns, CAPP In the past year or two, I have noticed what seems to be an encouraging trend related to an increased interest and focus on parking and mobility issues by inter-governmental and planning organizations. Metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) in particular have become much more active in Read More »

  • Call for Presentations Opens for the 2020 IPMI Conference & Expo

    The Call for Presentations closes on October 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM EDT. For more information on selection notification and other speaker deadlines, please visit the conference website. Seeking passionate, inspired, expert speakers in five tracks.  The 2020 IPMI Conference education program will feature five tracks to enlighten and inspire attendees: Read More »

  • Call for Awards Opens for the 2020 IPMI Conference & Expo

    IPMI’s annual Awards and Recognition programs celebrate individuals and organizations in the parking, transportation, and mobility industry. Winners in three major award categories – Awards of Excellence, Professional Recognition Awards, and Marketing – exemplify industry excellence. The 2020 awards submission process is now open. Complete all submissions by November 15, Read More »

  • Curb Management and the Smart Cities Road Map

    Our world is becoming more urbanized than ever before. By 2050, more than 60 percent of the world’s population is expected to live in cities, and public and private companies, as well as federal, state, and city governments, are getting involved to make the connection between people and the city Read More »

  • Smart Cities Expo World Congress (SCEWC) Atlanta

    Smart City Expo Atlanta is the only U.S. edition of Smart City Expo World Congress, the world’s leading conference and expo on smart cities and smart urban solutions. Hosted annually in Barcelona since 2011, Smart City Expo World Congress has globally expanded to Brazil, Turkey, Japan, Mexico and Argentina, and Read More »

  • IPMI Training: Accredited Parking Organization (APO) Online Site Reviewer Training

    IPMI Training: Accredited Parking Organization (APO) Online Site Reviewer Training The Accredited Parking Organization (APO) program establishes a benchmark of the quality by which a parking management organization conducts its business and maintains its facilities and services. Site review is a required component for applicant organizations, and must be completed Read More »

  • Becoming the Social Media Hot Rod

    By Kim A. Spagnulo Let’s face the facts: There is a lot more to the parking industry than just pulling into a garage or valeting your car for a few hours. In an industry advertising cement parking structures and wide-open surface lots, we’re tasked with the challenge of making that Read More »

  • Member News: Westward Introduces XTF Flat Deck Vehicle

    Recently, Westward Industries announced the release of its GO-4 XTF Flat Deck vehicle. The Go-4 XTF is the perfect solution for users who require more varied hauling options. Westward can customize the vehicles to the unique needs, sizes, and capabilities of each setting. The numerous options offered on an a Read More »

  • Member News: Southland Printing Acquires Assets of Digital Printing Systems

                               SHREVEPORT, LA, September 9, 2019 – Southland Printing Company, Inc. today announced that it has acquired substantially all the business assets of Digital Printing Systems, Inc., a leading provider of printed parking and transit products. Digital Printing Read More »

  • Member News: Propark Mobility Adds Stephen Duffy to Executive Team

    Hartford, Connecticut (September 4, 2019) – Propark Mobility (“Propark”) has announced the appointment of Stephen Duffy as the company’s Chief Strategy Officer. “Stephen has driven a tremendous amount of success in our industry,” explained John Schmid, Propark’s Chief Executive Officer. “He will enhance profitability for our clients with his creativity Read More »

  • Member News: ParkMobile Offers More Parking Options for Cleveland Browns Fans at FirstEnergy Stadium

    Cleveland, OH – August 28, 2019 – ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America, announced today new parking options for Cleveland Browns fans at FirstEnergy Stadium. In addition to single game parking passes, people can now buy full season parking packages for lots around the Read More »

  • Member News: Flowbird Partners with Treasure Island, FL for Parking Expansion Project

    Shoppers and beach-goers will soon have more parking availability   Moorestown, New Jersey (August 16, 2019) – The City of Treasure Island, FL, has voted to add 42 metered parking spaces to the island’s busy beach-front lots. City commissioners unanimously voted to expand their contract with Flowbird group, the world’s Read More »

  • Flying Taxis May Debut in San Francisco

    Don’t put those Jetsons dreams on hold just yet–a Google-related startup has eyes on launching flying taxis in San Fransicso, and they’re not kidding around. Kitty Hawk Corp., is a three-year-old company backed by Larry Page, founder of Google and CEO of Alphabet, Google’s parent company. They say the best Read More »

  • Enemy at the Gate?

    By Michelle W. Jones, CAE, CMP Sometimes at night I’ll watch old sitcoms. One recent evening I was scrolling the onscreen program guide, and I saw some episodes of “Frasier” coming up. In the middle of the night an episode was going to air involving a parking garage. I had Read More »

  • Seattle Contemplates On-street Bike, Scooter Parking

    Users love the convenience of dockless, shared bikes and scooters, but not everyone is quite as enamored with the clutter they can create on sidewalks and curbs in between uses. Seattle, Wash., is considering establishing on-street parking spaces for the vehicles to help combat that. The city council this week Read More »

  • A Different Fee Structure for E-scooters to Solve Curb Clutter

    By Nathan Donnell We live and die by supply and demand in the parking and mobility industry. We are challenged by the public, stakeholders, and business owners to have enough parking  while keeping the price at a reasonable level so as to not deter people from using the curb space. Read More »

  • Member News: SpotHero and The Parking Spot Announce Preferred Partnership to Power Digital Parking Reservations Near Airports Nationwide

    CHICAGO, IL – August 29, 2019 – As 17.5 million passengers prepare to travel through the nation’s airports this Labor Day weekend, SpotHero, the largest place to buy and sell parking in North America, and The Parking Spot, the largest owner and operator of near-airport parking properties, today announced a Read More »

  • Member News: INRIX Now Helps 90% of the Site Selection Industry; Road Rules Moves Cities into the 21st Century

    Growing companies turn to INRIX to help them confidently select the most successful locations by using mobility data and insights. For years, INRIX has helped our site selection partners take the guesswork out of where to open new locations by helping them better understand roadway traffic patterns around various candidate locations.  We’re excited Read More »

  • Member News: FlashParking Welcomes Parking Industry Veteran and Sales Visionary, Alan Poulton as Its New Executive Vice President of Sales

    Poulton will leverage over 12 years in the parking industry and 20 years in the sales sector to further accelerate FlashParking’s growth and expansion. Austin, Texas (August 26, 2019) –  FlashParking, a mobility technology and parking solutions provider, announces the appointment of industry leader, Alan Poulton, as their new Executive Read More »

  • Free, Electric Ride-share System Debuts in Eugene, Ore.

    Travelers in Eugene, Ore., can use an app to summon a free ride in an electric vehicle during the workweek starting today. It’s a pilot program, and organizers say local business owners, including owners of downtown shops and restaurants, need to help promote it to make it work. The service Read More »

  • Stressing About Change? Try Breaking Down the Silos

    By Cindy Campbell Fact: Organizational change is inevitable and constant. We’re daydreaming when we entertain the notion that one day soon the pace of change will slow and we’ll be able to catch up. (Hint: The keyword of that last sentence was daydreaming.) Changes in policy, practice, services, purpose, personnel—you Read More »

  • Google Maps Adds Mixed Modes to Navigation Options

    It’s not unusual anymore to get from point A to point B using a bus, a train, and bike- or scooter-share in a single journey. Google Maps announced yesterday it will soon add all those options and more to its trip navigation options, so commuters can plan their routes mixing Read More »

  • The S.M.A.R.T. Approach to Financial Goals

    By Mark A. Vergenes As you move through life, it’s essential to continually establish, measure, and refine long-term financial goals. We recommend using the S.M.A.R.T. planning tool. It’s believed George T. Doran created this acronym for a management paper he wrote back in 1981 for the Washington Water Power Company. Read More »

  • Prepared for That Presentation?

    By Casey Jones, CAPP I’m 15 minutes early for the presentation. I’ve spoken many times before but I always like to show up a little early to shake out any bugs and focus. I notice that the layout of the room is a little weird and I’m right up against Read More »

  • AV Parking Simulation Results: Industry Should Prepare Now

    A new simulation of what autonomous vehicles (AVs) would do for parking after dropping passengers off in a city shows that owners of downtown garages should be thinking now about attracting them, its organizers say. The simulation started with occupancy and rate data for off-street garages and lots in downtown Read More »

  • Member News: SpotHero Announces $50 Million Series D Funding Led by Macquarie Capital

    Chicago, IL — Aug. 22, 2019 — SpotHero, the digital parking leader, today announced $50 million in Series D funding led by Macquarie Capital, bringing SpotHero’s total funding to date to $118 million. Union Grove Venture Partners participated in the round, along with existing investors including Insight Venture Partners, Global Read More »

  • Member News: ParkVia’s Happy Customers Drive Over Half a Million Reviews

    Europe’s favourite airport parking retailer, ParkVia, has hit a significant milestone within its business after recording over 500,000 positive reviews from its happy customers.  With a global platform dedicated to satisfying consumer appetite for a more personalised approach to the digital travel experience, ParkVia has utilised its position as an aggregator to successfully grow its online review forum alongside its international network.   Clocking up over half Read More »

  • Member News: Fullsteam acquires netPark

                   Fullsteam, a holding company acquiring software and payments businesses, announced today the acquisition of netPark, a cloud-based point-of-sale and revenue management software company serving self-park and valet operations. The netPark acquisition is Fullsteam’s first in the parking technology market. The netPark software is Read More »

  • Member News: Arrive Integrates with SeatGeek to Simplify Event Parking

    Partnership Will Help Reduce Traffic and Make it Easier for Drivers to Get to Events on Time  Aug. 20, 2019, Chicago — SeatGeek and Arrive are making it easier for people to get to their favorite events. Fans attending games or events at a number of venues across the SeatGeek Read More »

  • Member News: City of Long Beach expands Passport Parking across the city

    The mobile pay parking app can now be used for all on-street parking in Long Beach    Long Beach, Calif. (Aug. 20, 2019) — Today, the City of Long Beach announces that Passport Parking can now be used for more than 700 on-street parking spaces downtown. The city originally launched Read More »

  • Because You’re Worth It!

    By Kathleen Federici, MEd Industry-recognized credentials (IRCs), such as CAPP, are increasingly in demand. They are used by employers to certify that an applicant is qualified for a job. People who earn industry certifications have an advantage finding high-demand jobs with good wages because the certifications are globally portable and Read More »

  • IPMI News: IPMI Partners with Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) Globally

              IPMI has partnered with SCEWC across the globe – from Barcelona to Atlanta. Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) is the leading event for cities, the biggest gathering of governments and organizations committed to smart, sustainable development. There are two exciting opportunities: Atlanta, September 11-13, Read More »

  • San Diego State University Bans Micromobility Devices

    Electric scooters, powered skateboards, roller skates, and e-bikes are among the micromobility vehicles banned on the San Diego State University campus starting this fall. Citing safety, the university announced that the vehicles may be parked in eight designated parking areas, but won’t be allowed for use on the main campus Read More »

  • Reducing Parking Pain at Penn State

    There is a spoken and unspoken hierarchy and tenure that go into parking assignments on university campuses, and decisions about who parks where can be challenging. The tough question is, who should be making these decisions? At Penn State’s University Park campus, individual departments decide who parks where, using a Read More »

  • Brand Yo’Self

    By Madison Huemmer The first step in personal branding is to identify what presence you want to exude. Many people do not realize that your personal world and professional world world differ–but not as much as you think. If you fully cut off your true persona from your work life, Read More »

  • Member News: Greg Tyler Joins Propark Mobility as Executive Vice President

    Hartford, Connecticut, (August 16, 2019) – Propark Mobility (“Propark”) has announced the appointment of Greg Tyler as the company’s Executive Vice President, Hospitality and Healthcare. “We’re excited to welcome Greg Tyler to our team, as he helps drive continued success in our hospitality and healthcare portfolios,” said John Reimers, Propark’s Read More »

  • Member News: Eberle Design, Inc. Appoints Andy Dowie as Engineering Director

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (August 15, 2019)  — Eberle Design, Inc. (EDI), leader in vehicle detection, intersection safety monitoring and access control products, today announced the appointment of Andy Dowie to the position of Engineering Director. Reporting directly to EDI Interim President, Dr. Bill Sowell, Mr. Dowie will lead the EDI Engineering Read More »

  • Member News: Waterloo Regional Airport Parking Increases Profitability by 41%

    Waterloo, IA (August 15, 2019) – TIBA Parking, in conjunction with Parking Inc., installed access and revenue control equipment at Waterloo Regional Airport, and after one year of operation, the airport has seen a net increase of 41% in revenue.  TIBA Parking and Parking Inc. were awarded the contract to Read More »

  • Member News: Passport again named one of America’s fastest-growing companies on 2019 Inc. 5000 list

    Charlotte’s top-ranking software company celebrates 511% growth   Charlotte, N.C. (Aug. 14, 2019) — Today, Inc. magazine released its annual list of the fastest-growing private companies and Passport ranks at #832. This is Passport’s second consecutive year on the list, which ranks privately-held companies based on percentage revenue growth over Read More »

  • Member News: For the Second Year in a Row, Passio Ranks on Inc. 5000!

    Passio Technologies was recognized for a second time on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in the United States! We are thrilled to be included on this prestigious list. This year, we ranked at No. 1701. Check us out here. Inc. is an American weekly magazine Read More »

  • World’s Largest Bike Parking Garage Opens

    A parking garage that holds 12,656 bikes opens today in Utrecht, The Netherlands. It’s the largest garage for bikes in the world and includes nearly 500 spaces for tandem, double, or odd-shaped bikes along with standard cycles. The garage is three stories tall, features electronic wayfinding and bike-finding technology, offers Read More »

  • Seizing Opportunity

    Jorge Aja Banos, CAPP Opportunities will not come knocking on your door—you must go search for them. Some are right in front of our eyes and others are hidden gems that must be found. Opportunities are all over the place: at home, at work, in our relationships, in our personal Read More »

  • D.C. Launches Shared Mopeds

    Bikes, scooters, and now a new entry into the shared micro-mobility space: The shared moped has arrived. Washington, D.C. will welcome up to 400 mopeds this weekend into its growing micro-mobility system. The battery-powered vehicles will each come with two helmets, hold two riders, and travel at speeds up to Read More »

  • When Fear of Failing Stops Us From Starting

    By Jess Cisco I had a realization as I fell asleep last night: the fear of failure sometimes causes me to avoid even starting.  Here’s how I came to that conclusion. Several years ago, I bought a book called Brilliant Memory Training by Jonathan Hancock.  I began reading it but Read More »

  • IPMI Webinar: Shared Mobility and Technologies’ Effects on Parking Design and Curbside Management

    Live Online Webcast: $35.00 for IPMI Members, $50.00 for Non-Members Description: The explosion in shared mobility and potential for autonomous vehicles is affecting parking design and curbside management. Parking planners and transportation engineers are shifting from the standard design approach to curbside and parking facility design. This presentation will provide an Read More »

  • Parking in Brooklyn

    By David Feehan We make a couple of trips to Brooklyn each year. My son and his family live in the Kensington neighborhood, just off Ocean Parkway. Our twin grandsons have a summer birthday, so we scheduled a weekend in the city. Expedia gave us an attractive price on a Read More »

  • New England Parking Council (NEPC) 10th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

    This is a chance for the New England Parking Council and its’ supporters to give back to our community. Each year, NEPC selects a charity that will benefit from the proceeds of the golf tournament. Please consider sponsoring, playing or just coming to the after dinner and show your support Read More »

  • What Summer Can Teach Us About Surviving the Long Grind

    By Michael Pendergrass, AIA Ah, the traditional summer road trip. Packing the family up in the car and heading out to see far-off destinations feels like a rite of passage in the U.S. When you pull out of the driveway, you’re fueled by the excitement of the adventure to come. Read More »

  • Just Published: A Practical Guide for Solving Accessible Parking Challenges

    The IPMI-led Accessible Parking Coalition (APC), has just published Let’s Make Accessible Parking More Accessible. This groundbreaking, free, downloadable 24-page publication, written for parking and mobility professionals and decision-makers, was developed by a team of IPMI members serving on the APC Advisory Council, in conjunction with advocacy groups for people Read More »

  • Researchers Investigate How Passengers Feel About Autonomous Vehicles

    How would you react as a passenger in a self-driving car? Would your hands sweat? Heart race? Would your muscles tense? Or would you sit back and relax as the automakers advise? A group of researchers wants to find out. University of Waterloo experts are recruiting volunteers to go for Read More »

  • Parking Meters Help Renovate Trails

    You don’t often see articles about parking meters in Runner’s World, but what they’re doing with old machines in Colorado is big news for trail athletes there. Ten out-of-service meters were retrofitted with credit card readers and installed around Steamboat Springs by volunteers. People can swipe their cards while walking Read More »

  • Member News: ParkMobile Hits the 15 Million User Milestone after Finishing Strong First Half of 2019

    The smart mobility leader continues to deliver innovative solutions and expand into new markets Atlanta, GA – July 31, 2019 – ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America, has completed a strong first half of 2019. The company now has over 15 million users Read More »

  • Member News: QIC and Northeastern University Complete Transition of Campus Parking and Transportation Systems Management

    MasParc Assumes Management of Parking System; University Transportation Veteran Matthew Inman Appointed General Manager Boston; August 6, 2019 – QIC, a global diversified alternative investment firm, today announced that QIC Global Infrastructure and Northeastern University have successfully completed, as planned, the transition of management of the University’s parking system to MasParc and Mobility LLC (MasParc). QIC Global Read More »

  • Member News: LAZ Parking Selected to Run Parking Operations at Tulsa International Airport

    Tulsa, OK – August 6, 2019. Tulsa International Airport is pleased to announce that, as of July 1, LAZ Parking will oversee parking operations at the airport. Under the terms of the contract, the Hartford, CT-based company will operate the airport’s Self-Park, Valet Parking, Shuttle Operations and Employee Parking, as Read More »

  • Use Your Data!

    By Brett Wood, CAPP I can recall a moment about 10 years ago when we were collecting and analyzing data from a major U.S. city to help validate and construct a new pricing and management scheme. I was reviewing the time sheet of one of my co-workers who was entering Read More »

  • How Congestion Pricing Will Shape Parking in Manhattan, Part Two

    By Tim Maloney We started a conversation yesterday about how a plan to implement congestion pricing will affect parking in Manhattan. Continuing those thoughts: While New York City is working to improve the subway system, many people who value flexibility and control will still find driving to be their best Read More »

  • Member News: TIBA Parking Systems is Selected to Install Access and Revenue Control Equipment in 11 Parking Facilities Across the City of Greenville

    GREENVILLE, South Carolina (August 6, 2019) — The City of Greenville selected TIBA Parking Systems to launch customer service centric operations in 11 city-owned garages and one surface lot, totaling at 60 entry and exit lanes. “After months of research, the City of Greenville, SC has selected TIBA as the Read More »

  • Member News: California Shopping District Helps Ease Employee and Customer Parking Shortage

    The City of Paso Robles Partners with Flowbird to Implement Smart Parking System  Moorestown, New Jersey (August 6, 2019) — The City of Paso Robles, California has partnered with Flowbird Group, the world’s leader in curbside management and urban mobility solutions, to launch a comprehensive plate-based parking system in the Read More »

  • How Congestion Pricing Will Shape Parking in Manhattan

    By Tim Maloney Manhattan is overflowing with more than 50 percent of trips in the central business district (CBD) made by motor vehicles, and the average speed for traffic has dropped to 7.1 mph (Mobility Report, 2018). The swollen arteries of the city cause a heart-stopping number of problems for Read More »

  • Member News: Laurens Eckelboom has been appointed Chief Revenue Officer of ParkHub

    Thursday, August 1, 2019 8:55 AM The parking technology provider taps mobile payment and parking industry veteran to drive growth DALLAS, TX / ACCESSWIRE / August 1, 2019 / ParkHub, the leading B2B parking technology provider, today announced Laurens Eckelboom has been named Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). As CRO, Eckelboom Read More »

  • Member News: Warehouse and Forklift Access Streamlined with TagMaster NA ACTS ESSENTIAL Standalone Software

    A large distribution warehouse in Texas benefits from TagMaster NA long-range LR-series readers and standalone ACTS ESSENTIAL software TACOMA, WA | July 2019 – TagMaster North America, Inc., a leading provider of long-range, high-performance radio frequency identification (RFID) and license plate recognition (LPR) solutions for automatic vehicle identification (AVI), in Read More »

  • Member News: Bryan Blackwell, Jim Leida & Robyn Rider Join the Parker Technology Team

    [INDIANAPOLIS, IN] Parker Technology’s sales team has grown by three this month, with the addition of two industry veterans – Bryan Blackwell and Jim Leida, both new Sales VPs, and new to the industry – Robyn Rider, Parker’s new Sales Development Representative. Blackwell joined the Parker Technology team on July Read More »

  • Where’s My Flying Car?

    Raise your hand if, as a kid, you envisioned someday flying around like one of the Jetsons in your very own airborne car. You have lots of company. But is that really ever going to happen? Not likely, say experts–there are just too many hurdles to jump. But the concept Read More »

  • I Feel So Much Better Now

    By Kim Fernandez About two months ago, we replaced the roof on the mid-’90s addition to my 1939 house. This meant matching asphalt shingles and lining them up with the original house’s slate roof, dodging a few complex angles, re-flashing a chimney, and a the onset of some heartburn for Read More »

  • Ford Acquires Tech Companies as Part of Mobility Strategy

    In what many believe is a step toward a greater role in mobility, automaker Ford this week acquired Journey Holding Corporation, which develops intelligent transportation software, and Quantum Signal AI, which develops robotics–notably a testing simulator for artificial intelligence (AI) systems; it develops systems for the U.S. military. Ford said Read More »

  • IPMI Webinar: How to Cater Excellent Customer Experience on a Multi-building Property by Maximizing Shuttle Routes

    Live Online Webcast: $35.00 for IPMI Members, $50.00 for Non-Members Description: We wanted to identify and correct inefficiencies present in the medical center’s shuttle system to provide the best ridership experience for users. Our goal was to have a wait time for any shuttle at any stop of 15 minutes or Read More »

  • Your Seat at the Table

    By David Onorato, CAPP Being actively involved with IPMI has been instrumental to my career and my operation’s success. It’s also been a big piece of our staying on top of industry news and trends—the more people I meet and connect with, the more I learn. IPMI’s Call for Volunteers Read More »

  • Mid-Atlantic Parking Association (MAPA) Parking & Baseball: The Nationals vs. The Braves

    Parking and Baseball is back and this year we are going to Nationals Stadium in Washington, DC for a day of education, good food and a whole lot of baseball! Registration Open Now!

  • Member News: Carolina Panthers Offer Fans a Simpler Parking Experience

    Partnership with ParkWhiz Makes it Easier for Fans to Avoid Traffic and get to Games on Time  JULY 30, 2019, CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolina Panthers are making it easier for their fans to get to the stadium on gameday. Through a partnership with ParkWhiz, an Arrive brand, fans can now Read More »

  • Member News: Genetec Recognized as one of the Fastest Growing Access Control Software Manufacturers in the World According to Latest IHS Report

    Genetec rose to #3 access control software vendor position in the Americas with nearly 45% growth while capturing market share worldwide to take #6 position globally MONTRÉAL, July 30, 2019— According to a recent report published by business intelligence provider IHS Markit (NASDAQ: INFO), Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology Read More »

  • Member News: Coalition Of 59 Groups Backs Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Governors for Developing Transportation & Climate Initiative

    TRANSPORTATION NEWS: COALITION OF 59 GROUPS VOICES SUPPORT FOR 12 GOVERNORS AND MAYOR OF WASHINGTON, D.C. DEVELOPING REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION & CLIMATE INITIATIVE POLICY “Our Transportation Future” coalition members – including environmental, health, scientific and business groups – issue sign-on letter supporting Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States’ effort to develop a regional Read More »

  • The Art of Transition

    By L. Dennis Burns, CAPP One thing we can probably all agree on is that change is a constant. While there is nothing new in this observation, I am currently experiencing a new perspective on it. After nearly four decades in the parking profession, I find myself planning for retirement. Read More »

  • EasyPark Trades Parking Fines for School Supplies

    EasyPark, which operates parking in Anchorage, Alaska, is accepting school supplies in lieu of parking fines to help local kids in need. Under the program, drivers can donate 200 #2 pencils or 100 black or blue pens to pay of a $20 parking ticket; one per license plate and the Read More »

  • Texas Parking & Transportation Association (TPTA) Roundtable – Event Parking & Smart Cities

    JULY 2019 ROUNDTABLE – AUSTIN, TX  Free event for Parking & Transportation Professionals! WHO:      All parking & transportation professionals WHAT:    Join TPTA for a free networking mixer on July 29, 2019 at the University of Texas Commons Conference Center, 6:30 pm and then join us the following day for a Read More »

  • The Parking Professional: September 2018

    Read the whole issue here. Featured articles include: Improving the Fan Experience The owners of Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium left no detail to chance, including how fans would get to and from games and large events. Don’t miss how their detailed plan made this a super destination. Driving Smart Cities Parking Read More »

  • The Parking Professional: October 2018

    Read the whole issue here.  Featured articles include: The Artists’ Canvas Miami, Fla., has a well-deserved reputation as being an epicenter of attractive and innovative parking garages, and its newest addition is no exception; in fact, it may set the standard for creativity and functionality. Get an insider look at Read More »

  • The Parking Professional: November 2018

    Read the whole issue here.   Featured articles include: Customer Service the Disney Way Lee Cockerell, former Disney EVP and author of several bestselling books about customer service, sets the standard for legendary service, and he has thoughts on how parking organizations can use them to up their game. From Read More »

  • The Parking Professional: December 2018

    Read the whole issue here. Featured articles include: A Year in the Life From new construction to management and renovations, sustainability is at the forefront of parking, transportation, and mobility projects around the world. These case studies offer valuable insight into and essential details for making almost any facility, property Read More »

  • The Parking Professional: February 2019

    Read the full issue here.  Featured articles include: The How and the Why Despite everything we hear about the popularity of shopping and doing business online, some Main Street areas are thriving, even while others shrivel up. What’s going on? Urban access consultant David Mepham, PhD, explains how some areas Read More »

  • The Parking Professional: January 2019

    Read the whole issue here.  Features include: Designing the Future of Mobility Lawrence Burns has been a leader in the autonomous car movement since its start, first with General Motors and later with Google/Waymo. Read about his new book, “Autonomy: The Quest to Build the Driverless Car—and How it will Read More »

  • Member News: EasyPark Partners with HUGGS Community School Supply Drive

    Participate in “School Supplies for Fines!” Pay $20 parking fines with pens or pencils Anchorage, AK – July 25, 2019 From July 26 – August 9, 2019, EasyPark will accept pencils or black/blue pens in lieu of payment for $20 parking citations as part of a community effort with  HUGGS Read More »

  • Member News: Cleverciti Introduces First Smart Parking Solution for Indoor and Outdoor Parking Applications

    ClevercitiCard incorporates intelligent guidance and payment options into a single card Munich, Germany, and Lake Forest, Ill., July 24, 2019 — Cleverciti Systems, a leader in comprehensive, high-tech solutions for smart parking, today announced the addition of the ClevercitiCard, the first system to seamlessly combine outdoor and indoor parking guidance, Read More »

  • Member News: ParkMobile Launches in Asbury Park, NJ

    ParkMobile recently announced the launch of service in Asbury Park, NJ. The app will enable users to easily pay for over 3,000 on-street parking spaces right from their mobile device. To pay for parking using the ParkMobile app, a user simply enters the zone number posted on the stickers and signs Read More »

  • Member News: Cleverciti Appoints Parking Industry Veteran to Lead North American Sales

    Munich, Germany, and Lake Forest, Ill., July 18, 2019 — Cleverciti Systems, a leader in high-tech solutions for outdoor on- and off-street smart parking, announced today the addition of Joe Survance as Senior Vice President of Sales, North America. In this role, Survance will be responsible for leading the North Read More »

  • Member News: ParkVia appoints ‘Customer Expert’

    ParkVia, the European leader in airport parking, has appointed a ‘Customer Expert’ to bring additional fluidity to customers’ online booking journey. With a rapidly expanding network, which spans 43 global markets, ParkVia is keen to bolster its knowledge base in order to improve UX (user experience) for its 3.8m website Read More »

  • Member News: SWARCO eVolt Supports East Lothian Council Roll Out of New EV Charging Hubs

    East Lothian Council has selected SWARCO eVolt to supply electric vehicle (EV) charging units for its current project to introduce a number of charging hubs across the county to provide essential infrastructure for EV drivers and lower emissions in the area. In total, SWARCO eVolt is supplying 45 charging units, Read More »

  • You Get an Email, You Get an Email, Everyone Gets an Email

    By Rita Pagan Vacations are supposed to be a respite from work, right? What if you can’t shut down? After I scheduled a few days off to take a road trip with my children, a co-worker suggested I leave my laptop at home and delete the Outlook email app from Read More »

  • Looking Forward

    Like so many industry professionals, David Onorato, CAPP, sort of fell into parking. “It was by luck,” he says. “I was working with the [Pittsburgh] city finance department and there was an opening in the parking authority. I was asked if I wanted to move there and I said yes. Read More »

  • Florida Parking & Transportation Association Educational Seminar

    FPTA 2019 EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR IS ON ITS’ WAY…..Bigger and better than ever. DATES:      July 25th & 26th, 2019 WHERE:     At the beautiful University of North Florida Jacksonville, Florida This is an event you don’t want to miss!  The 2019 FPTA Educational Committee is putting together the Read More »

  • From the Dust, Humble Inspiration

    By Shawn Conrad, CAE What a nostalgic week we just experienced.  Every time I turned on the TV to watch the news or click on a website to read the headlines, I was reminded that a Saturn V rocket made its historic journey to the moon 50 years ago–July 20, Read More »

  • Pacific Intermountain Parking & Transportation Association (PIPTA) 2019 Conference and Expo

    Mobility, transportation and parking professionals from nine western states will converge in Boise July 24-26, 2019 at the PIPTA Conference and Expo to attend educational sessions, network with colleagues, exchange ideas and practices, and learn about innovative mobility, parking and transportation solutions.  On top of a great conference that includes conflict resolution Read More »

  • IPMI News: IPMI Reaccredited as an Accredited Provider of IACET CEUs

    IPMI is thrilled to announce our reaccreditation with the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). IACET is a prestigious accreditation, demonstrating our commitment to providing high quality learning to our members, and the parking, transportation, and mobility industry as a whole. IACET Accredited Providers are the only organizations Read More »

  • Tell Your Story

    By Robert Ferrin We as parking and mobility professionals are often pulled in a million directions on a daily basis. We manage complex programs, often with multiple systems and large staff bases. We also regularly find ourselves in the weeds, whether solving a customer issue, navigating a technology problem, or Read More »

  • Member News: Access Professional Systems to Install State-Of-The Art Parking Technology at Iconic Hotel del Coronado

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                   Coronado, CA (July 16, 2019)— As part of Hotel del Coronado’s $200M Master Plan – a complete reimagining which adds 142 new rooms and underground parking to this iconic seaside resort – the guest parking experience will be   enhanced with the installation of a new state-of-the-art parking Read More »

  • Member News: City of Rahway Partners with Flowbird to Elevate Downtown Mobility

    Replaces old meters with smart Pay-by-Plate kiosks and Flowbird mobile app Moorestown, New Jersey – July 18, 2019 – The City of Rahway, NJ has partnered with Flowbird Group to launch a new pay-by-plate parking system to manage and support its long-term economic vitality. The city will be installing 29 Read More »

  • Member News: Cleverciti Appoints Parking Industry Veteran to Lead North America Sales

    PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Munich, Germany, and Lake Forest, Ill., July 18, 2019 — Cleverciti Systems, a leader in high-tech solutions for outdoor on- and off-street smart parking, announced today the addition of Joe Survance as Senior Vice President of Sales, North America. In this role, Survance will Read More »

  • Less Parking or More? City Planners on What AVs Mean for Them

    Autonomous vehicles (AVs) will reduce the demand for parking in cities. Or they might increase it, depending. Same for the need for driving lanes, which affect the availability of bike lanes and pedestrian pathways. They might make cities more–or less–walkable, too. The debate over driverless continued this weekend with a Washington Read More »

  • MaaS Affecting the Demand for Technology

    By Bonnie Watts, CEM With the demand for more cities implementing Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS), it’s no surprise that technology companies are coming out of the woodwork. Patrons are demanding more options and flexibility with seamless accessibility. Delivering and managing all those services is becoming an important component of planning and development Read More »

  • Looking for Leadership? Keep the Attitude in Check

    By Perry Eggleston, CAPP, DPA Sitting at a recent conference, I was able to watch an usher trying to guide attendees to their respective places.  While this usher was performing her job repeatedly in a black and white manner, her frustration was visible and she did not attempt to hide Read More »

  • Member News: SMG Selects ParkHub as its Preferred Vendor for Parking Technology

    Worldwide venue management giant partners with leading parking technology provider to enhance parking operations Dallas, TX. – July 15, 2019 – SMG, the world leader in venue management has chosen the leading B2B parking technology provider, ParkHub, as the company’s Preferred Vendor for parking technology. The multiyear agreement will facilitate the Read More »

  • San Francisco Proposes Designated Parking for the Homeless

    Following several other California cities, San Francisco is considering designating a parking lot as a safe place for people living in RVs to spend the night. Two lawmakers have proposed allowing RV residents to park and sleep in a lot near a city BART station; the lot is currently used Read More »

  • RVing for the Novice: Where to Park?

    By David M. Feehan My wife and I recently decided to embark on a new adventure. We rented a 25-foot Thor Axis, a class C recreational vehicle and began a journey into the rural areas and small towns of Virginia. One of our first stops was Fredericksburg, the long-time, former Read More »

  • Member News: Cleverciti Powers Modern Surface Parking Guidance System at Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield Shopping Mall

    Largest open-air shopping center in Germany eases parking complexity, increases intelligence gathering and enhances the shopping experience with smart parking technologies  Lake Forest, Ill. and Munich, Germany, July 10, 2019 — Cleverciti Systems, a leader in comprehensive, high-tech solutions for smart parking, today announces that Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield’s Ruhr Park shopping center, Germany’s largest open-air, shopping center, has deployed Cleverciti’s advanced smart Read More »

  • Member News: Electric highways with Circontrol technology to boost electromobility in Latin America

    Uruguay, México and Argentina have this technology and soon will be installed in Paraguay Latin America as a region presents the right conditions to boost electromobility for several reasons. Three of the main automobile manufacturers operate at the region; Argentina, Brasil and Mexico have big amounts of lithium, an important Read More »

  • Member News: How LAFC Leverages ParkHub to Streamline Fan Arrival, Powered by Ticketmaster and Other Technology Partners

    The connected and complementary technologies provide a seamless entry experience at Banc of California Stadium A host of technologies promise to boost fan experience; fewer can claim to be team players. When Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) sought to enhance parking operations at Banc of California Stadium, the tech-forward MLS Read More »

  • Member News: Sarasota, FL Partners with Flowbird to Expand Smart Parking System

    Successful launch leads to phase 2 of pay-by-plate installations Moorestown, New Jersey — The City of Sarasota has once again partnered with Flowbird Group, the world’s leader in curbside management and urban mobility solutions, to expand the new paid parking system after a successful launch earlier this year. Forty-three (43) Read More »

  • Member News: Westward Industries Introduces LPR Integration for Task-Specific Vehicles

    Westward Industries recently announced that its series of task-specific parking enforcement vehicles can now be offered with factory direct license plate recognition (LPR) installations. This update is a transformative milestone for these unique vehicles, providing a more cost-effective, efficient, and convenient solution for clients. The Westward Industries GO-4 vehicle series, Read More »

  • Member News: ParkVia breaks into 43rd market

    European airport parking leader, ParkVia, has continued its impressive international growth rate with the activation of its 43rd market – Argentina. Bolstering its geographical presence, ParkVia has added three new locations across the world’s largest Spanish-speaking nation, enabling it to initiate further expansion across South America alongside existing markets, Brazil Read More »

  • Member News: ParkMobile Launches Smart Parking in Montgomery, AL

    People are now able to use their mobile devices to easily pay for parking ParkMobile is thrilled to announce that we are now bringing smart parking to the City of Montgomery, AL! With an increase of 400,000 more visitors in 2018 than 2017, and an ever-expanding array of dining, hotel, Read More »

  • Member News: ParkVia announces landmark win with British Airways’ owner, IAG

    European airport parking leader, ParkVia, has won a competitive tender to be appointed the online parking provider for one of the world’s largest airline groups, IAG (International Airlines Group). Following a comprehensive tender process, ParkVia was able to successfully secure the confidence of the group after demonstrating its extensive global Read More »

  • Ford Launches Mobility Lab in Detroit

    The future of real-world mobility will be the subject of a new research facility established by Ford in Detroit. Corktown, one of Detroit’s oldest neighborhoods, will become a learning lab for driverless vehicles. With the cooperation of multiple stakeholders, including local government, Ford will use the neighborhood’s streets to study Read More »

  • Suicide in Parking Facilities: Deterrence, Response, and Recovery

    Published May 2016 12-page publication, color, PDF Produced by the International Parking & Mobility Institute in collaboration with leading suicide experts. This publication is provided as an informative tool intended for use by organizations that design, manage, or operate parking garages as they consider the issue of suicide deterrence, response, Read More »

  • The Accessible Parking Challenge

    By Helen Sullivan, APR, Fellow PRSA Parking and mobility professionals have the power to make a difference for 30 million (and growing) Americans with disabilities–people who need to park in our communities, campuses, and complexes to live an independent life, but who often circle, circle, circle and go home because Read More »

  • Sticking Points

    By Mike Weiler Recently my team read “Sticking Points,” by Haydn Shaw because we noticed our workforce contained members from all four generations: Born before 1945 – Traditionalists. Born 1946-1964 – Baby Boomers. Born 1965-1980 – Gen Xers. Born 1981-2001 – Millennials. The book helped our team understand the 12 Read More »

  • Voting Law’s Parking Requirements Create Controversy

    A new Florida law that requires “sufficient nonpermitted parking” at early-voting sites has raised the ire of many who feel it excludes college-age voters from participating in elections by prohibiting on-campus voting. It’s become part of a lawsuit filed by the League of Women Voters of Florida, a group of Read More »

  • Are You Communicating Effectively?

    By Jennifer I. Tougas, PhD, CAPP Communication. It’s easy, right? After all, we live in the age of communication–digital connections, chats, email, texts, social media–all at our fingertips. Yet getting information into the hands of those who need it can be excruciatingly difficult. Ever have those “does the right hand Read More »

  • Autonomous Cars as Game-changers for the Elderly?

    Will autonomous vehicles be game-changers for the way elderly people live their lives? At least one research team is looking into it and it’s not as cut and dry as it seems. Dr. Shuo Li, an expert in intelligent transportation systems at Newcastle University, and Phil Blythe, a professor there,  Read More »

  • Where Do I Go From Here?

    By Justin Grunert, MSM I want to say thank-you to everyone who attended this year’s IPMI Conference and Expo in Anaheim.  It was a pleasure to be able to put faces with names and talk with you in person. Since the Conference has ended, I have been busy responding to Read More »

  • Parking Hits People Magazine–in a Good Way

    Las Vegas Parking Services got national attention this week when it started accepting donated school supplies as payment for parking citations. People magazine ran a story about the effort, approved by the city council. Through July 19, people can drop off school supplies of an equal or greater value than their parking Read More »

  • Poll: AVs Still Scary to Most Drivers

    A new poll by PCMag about future technology found the scariest things about autonomous vehicles (AVs) for most people isn’t the cost, but the chance of system failure or other accident. Forty-five percent of survey respondents said safety concerns and technology failures were their biggest fears about going driverless. Price Read More »

  • IPMI News: IPMI Announces Board of Directors

     Five new members join for two-year terms (Anaheim, Calif. June 2019)  At the conclusion of IPMI’s 2019 Conference & Expo in Anaheim, Calif., new IPMI Chair David Onorato, CAPP, executive director, Pittsburgh Parking Authority, will begin his two-year term. Current Chair Roamy Valera, CAPP, CEO North America, PaybyPhone, Miami will Read More »

  • In Saginaw, A Court Decision That Could Undermine Downtown Planning Across the U.S.

    The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled this spring that chalking tires for parking enforcement violates the search and seizure clause of the Fourth Amendment. The decision had potential wide-reaching implications in the parking and mobility industry. IPMI developed this opinion piece on the matter. By Shawn Conrad, CAE Read More »

  • On-Site Training: Understanding Group Dynamics

    This course provides attendees with basic concepts related to how groups interact within an organization. Topics include how groups form and interact, understanding the stages of development and the effect on productivity, and identifying and correcting the behaviors that can negatively impact organizational performance. Learning Objectives: Identify the stages of Read More »

  • On-Site Training: Courageous Leadership

    This interactive course is designed to help participants gain a broader understanding of their impact on employee engagement. Topics include the concept of inspirational leadership and its impact on employee behavior, critical/strategic thinking and reasoning, and understanding organizational metrics. Learning Objectives: Develop interpersonal skills and improve methods of communication Recognize Read More »

  • On-Site Training: Difficult Conversations: Giving and Receiving Feedback

    This course will provide attendees with an understanding of how to give and receive feedback in a positive manner. Topics include providing feedback while maintaining an individual’s personal needs, understanding and responding to facts and feelings, and encouraging personal responsibility for actions taken. Class discussion will include review of an Read More »

  • On-Site Training: Strategic Process Development

    This is an interactive course designed to help participants think strategically about how they ‘get things done’. The training focuses on identifying productive and unproductive processes and how to approach them with an eye for improvement.   Presentation topics include developing action items for change, identifying effective tools that support moving Read More »

  • On-Site Training: Change Management: The Human Factor

    This course provides attendees with concepts related to the human response to change in the workplace. Topics will include defining workplace change, the change IQ continuum, steps to facilitate effective change, and recognizing group dynamics and the specific behaviors that may contribute to poor group dynamics. Learning Objectives: Identify workplace Read More »

  • On-Site Training: Implementing Organizational Change

    This is an interactive course designed to help participants understand the benefits of change within an organization. Presentation topics include developing action items for change, identifying effective tools that support moving forward during the change process and identifying individuals resistant to change. In the full day session, participants will develop Read More »

  • On-Site Training: Effective Business Communication

    This is an interactive course designed to provide participants with a framework for communicating in challenging business environments. With a focus on electronic communication, participants will be provided with models for responding professionally to different customer concerns. Employing real world examples from the parking industry, the course offers explanations and Read More »

  • On-Site Training: Motivating, Training and Coaching Your Team

    This course is designed to provide an overview of how to create a work environment designed to retain and develop staff through motivating, training and coaching programs. Participants will gain insight into the importance of harnessing generational talent in the workplace and how effective leadership shapes organizational value. Learning Objectives: Read More »

  • On-Site Training: Tactical Communication 201: Setting the Tone through Effective Communication

    The second of two seminars designed to assist frontline staff in delivering excellent customer service. Attendees learn techniques intended to assist them with communication challenges frequently encountered when dealing with customers. This session focuses attention on the influences that affect our ability to successfully communicate with the public and co-workers. Read More »

  • On-Site Training: Tactical Communication 101: Dealing Effectively with Difficult & Aggressive Behavior

    This is an interactive course designed to help participants defuse and de-escalate conflict. The course is intended to provide frontline customer service personnel with tools and options to calmly and effectively address aggressive behaviors and challenging situations encountered during the course of performing their duties. Learning Objectives for Tactical Communication Read More »

  • On-Site Training: Industry Fundamentals: Best Practices for Parking & Mobility Programs

    This session provides an overview of the larger parking & mobility industry today. Presentation topics will include tools and technologies, curb management, level of service expectations, transportation program messaging, and the advantage of community partnerships. Best practices for parking and transportation programs and services will be discussed. Learning Objectives for Read More »

  • Are You Taking Advantage of Us?

    By Courtney Turner I had the pleasure of meeting many of you at the 2019 IPMI Conference & Expo in Anaheim. For those who didn’t make it to the IPMI Community Center or who didn’t find themselves accosted by yours truly when you sat down at one of the tables Read More »

  • Member News: CurbTrac Launches a Multiple Parking App Management Platform

    Philadelphia, Pa June 25, 2019 Today CurbTrac, a Philadelphia based technology and consulting company, announced a new software platform for cities, universities and parking operators to easily manage multiple parking payment applications. CurbTrac provides enterprise solutions for our clients to increase the use of mobile payments in their operations by Read More »

  • Member News: ParkVia Adds Trio Of Recruits As It Targets Online Growth

    Leading European airport parking leader, ParkVia, has appointed three specialist recruits into its marketing team as it moves into a period of targeted online expansion. With plans to strengthen its standing across Europe, ParkVia has appointed its first Head of Marketing to lead the company’s management and delivery of all Read More »

  • Member News: Coord expands across North America

    The company doubles its curb coverage as more cities embrace digital curb management with the goal of supporting over 100 cities across the globe by 2022. Ride-hail, online shopping deliveries, food delivery services, e-bikes, e-scooters, the pending advent of autonomous vehicles — you name it — we are experiencing an Read More »

  • Member News: INDECT’s new ‘out of the box’ software produces accuracy rates of 99% within days of installation

    BOSTON, MA (June 26, 2019) INDECT USA, the industry’s leading provider of parking guidance systems, announces a breakthrough in the quest to provide garage owners with a plug-and-play parking guidance solution with their new ‘out of the box’ training set. The new software enables the INDECT parking guidance system to Read More »

  • Member News: ParkMobile Now Offering a Smarter Way to Park in Bar Harbor, ME

    ParkMobile recently announced a new partnership with the Town of Bar Harbor, ME. This partnership will allow users to pay for town parking from their mobile device. This integration will transform the parking experience for residents and visitors of Bar Harbor, allowing them to immediately begin using the system with Read More »

  • Member News: Walker Consultants Opens Office in Downtown Pittsburgh

    June 20, 2019; Pittsburgh, PA To be of better service to our local clients, Walker Consultants is pleased to announce the opening of our newest office in Pittsburgh, PA! Walker has been providing our entire range of services to clients in this area for over 40 years. Some of our Read More »

  • Member News: LAZ Parking acquires California based shuttle company Professional Parking and Welcomes Ralph Caldin as new Vice President of Transportation Services

    Hartford CT – LAZ Parking, one of the fastest growing parking and mobility companies in the United States, announced that it has acquired Professional Parking, a California based shuttle company that has over 150 employees and a fleet of over 50 shuttles. As part of this exciting new venture, LAZ Read More »

  • Member News: Park Assist has been awarded the Parking Guidance System contract for Fifth + Broadway

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – June 19th, 2019 – Park Assist has been awarded the Parking Guidance System (PGS) for Fifth + Broadway located in Nashville, TN. All 6 acres of the old Nashville Convention Center site is being transformed into Fifth + Broadway, which is soon to be a Read More »

  • Member News: Improving your LPR Rate, Quercus Technologies

    When people think high tech, the parking industry is not always their next thought. The latest innovations in mobile and energy saving technologies have been changing the industry, however, for a few years now. These changes have been helping car parks and garage owners stay profitable in a time where Read More »

  • Member News: No Need for LPR or privacy concerns with INDECT’s ‘Car Locator’ software v2.0

    Boston, MA (June 17, 2019) INDECT USA today announces the newest version of their popular Car Locator software, version 2.0. This software allows customers to quickly and easily find their car using on-site kiosks or the INDECT Car Locator App. The latest release features the unique ability to quickly and Read More »

  • Member News: ParkVia’s Booming Success Recognised With Celebratory Accolades

    European online parking reservation leader, ParkVia, has this week celebrated two significant award achievements, culminating a successful first half of 2019 for the airport parking retailer. Having previously announced in April that the company had been awarded its second prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the category of International Trade Read More »

  • Creating a Sense of Community Through Parking

    The City of Greenville, S.C., has 11 garages, four surface lots, and 800 on-street parking spaces, totaling close to 9,000 spaces. Many of the parking facilities are tied to development projects–hotels, office complexes, event venues, residences, restaurants, and retail. When Brittany Moore, CAPP, brought her marketing background to the parking Read More »

  • Mid-Atlantic Parking Association (MAPA) Summer Networking Cruise

    Join MAPA members June 27th for an afternoon of networking, lunch and a cruise down the Potomac on the Spirit of Washington.

  • California Public Parking Association (CPPA) Summer Boot Camp

    CPPA 2019 Summer Boot Camp 6/27/2019 9:00am-4:30pm Speakers: Cindy Campbell, IPMI – Frontline Wanda Brown, IPMI – Leadership Start the summer boot camp with a morning stand up meeting (9am) then break into 1 of the following 2 training tracks (9:30am-12:30pm): Frontline: Parking & Mobility Fundamentals. Are you new to or curious about Read More »

  • New Jersey Enacts Ride-share Safety Legislation

    New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy last week signed a law requiring ride-share (TNCs) vehicles to display more identifying information. The law came after the murder of a woman who got into a vehicle she believed to be an Uber. Sami’s Law requires TNC vehicles to: Display two identifying markers in Read More »

  • Correction vs. Encouragement

    By Jay Manno Correction does much, but encouragement does more. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Everyone has their own unique personality and style. Without education, correction, and leadership from others, we would all Read More »

  • Waymo Partners with Automakers to Research Driverless Mobility Services

    For the first time, Waymo (formerly the Google self-driving car project) has teamed up with two automakers to research driverless mobility services. The company will work with Nissan and Renault to work on driverless delivery of packages and people in Japan and France. Groupe Renault is the world’s largest automotive Read More »

  • Challenges, Solutions, and Tenacity

    By Cindy Campbell Did you make it out to Anaheim? I hope you did. The 2019 IPMI Conference & Expo wrapped up just more than a week ago. As a member of the IPMI team, my role is to assist attendees with education sessions and to make the annual event Read More »

  • Is FOMO Hurting Mobility Policy?

    Are cities quick to adopt new transportation technology (autonomous vehicles, for one) because of a fear of missing out or desire to make headlines for being first, without considering the long-term implications of what they’re doing? At least one analyst believes so, and he’s writing about it. David Zipper, fellow Read More »

  • Parking Study Project Management through Technology

    By Tracey Bruch, CAPP Every organization that has participated in parking demand studies realizes how important it is to have accurate and representative data as a benchmark. When developing project management schedules for such studies, providing a cushion of time for the unknowns is wise. Due to a variety of Read More »

  • Making Time for Mentoring

    By John Mason, CAPP, PMP, QIR To be a mentor is more than just leading or teaching someone. If you are the mentor, you need to make time for the other person. There’s a requirement on the other end, too, for the mentee to make time in their life to Read More »

  • IPMI News: IPMI Announces Latest Accredited Parking Organization Achievements

    The Accredited Parking Organization (APO) establishes national and international standards for professionalism, accountability, innovation, responsibility, and performance (Anaheim, Calif. – June 2019) The International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI) announced the names of seven parking organizations that have become Accredited Parking Organizations (APO), earned APO with Distinction, or re-accredited their Read More »

  • FHWA Announces Transportation Technology Grants

    The U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced $60 million in grants available for cities and states to enable transportation technology and improve mobility. The Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment Program grants are available to cities, states, local government and transit agencies, and planning organizations. This is the fourth Read More »

  • OK Google, Where’d I Park?

    Google is rolling out the re-launch of its Assistant parking feature, giving users the ability to ask where they left their cars and get a pretty accurate answer. Users who have location services enabled can ask their phones where they parked without checking Google Maps or needing to actively mark Read More »

  • Member News: ParkMobile and REACH NOW Partner to Create New Smart Mobility Solutions for Parking and Transit

    The two companies, part of the joint venture with BMW and Daimler, preview new multimodal solutions at IPMI Conference in Anaheim, CA Anaheim, CA – June 9, 2019 – ParkMobile and REACH NOW, the leading providers of parking and multi-modal mobility solutions in North America, announced at the 2019 International Read More »

  • Member News: INDECT’s unique fish-eye surveillance module allows clients to monitor all aspects of the parking garage not just the parking space

    (Boston MA, June 10, 2019) INDECT USA, the industry’s leading provider of parking guidance systems, today reveals their unique, fish-eye surveillance module to the US market. Unlike any other parking guidance cameras on the market, the INDECT surveillance module offers ultra-high definition, full-colour images that are streamed in real-time, providing Read More »

  • Member News: Tom Sivak joins The Parking Advisory Group

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Boston, MA – The Parking Advisory Group is pleased to announce that Tom Sivak has joined the firm as Principal on June 1, 2019. Tom has more than 30 years of experience and is a highly respected leader in the parking industry.  “His knowledge in all aspects Read More »

  • Member News: SpotHero Partners with TIBA to Release First-Ever Visualizations of Integrated Online & Drive-Up Parking Data

    Integrations and shared data power inventory, pricing and access solutions to improve occupancy  rates and drive more revenue for parking operators    CHICAGO, I.L. (June 6, 2019) – SpotHero, the #1 consumer marketplace and mobility platform  for off-street parking in North America, and TIBA, the industry innovator in parking management  Read More »

  • Member News: TIBA Parking Launches the X60 Line of Parking Equipment, Transforming and Modernizing Off-Street Parking Operations

    Columbus, OH (June 5th, 2019) — In response to parking operators’ and owners’ demands to modernize their operations, increase revenue and profitability, and a global shift towards increased security initiatives, TIBA is launching its’ new X60 family of lane and payment equipment, as part of the “Engaged Parking Experience” product Read More »

  • Member News: Parker Technology Pilot Now “Live” at University of Michigan

    [INDIANAPOLIS, IN, May 30, 2019—] Parker Technology launched a pilot at the University of Michigan on Friday, May 17th. The project is focused on two of U-M’s most challenging facilities – the Palmer and Fletcher structures. Between the two garages there are 13 lanes, three of which are equipped with Read More »

  • Member News: TIBA Parking Introduces the “Engaged Parking Experience” New Product Suite, Transforming and Modernizing Off-Street Parking Operations

    NEWS PROVIDED BY TIBA Parking Systems  Monday, June 3, 2019 Columbus, OH (June 3, 2019)— In response to parking operators and owners demands to modernize their operations, increase revenue and profitability, and a global shift towards increased security initiatives, TIBA is launching its new “Engaged Parking Experience” product suite and Read More »

  • Member News: Australian Train Stations are on the Right Track with INDECT Parking Guidance Systems

    Sydney, AUSTRALIA (June 3, 2019) INDECT Australasia, in collaboration with Access Parking Control Pty Ltd, jointly announces the installation of their world-class parking guidance system at four newly constructed train stations in North Western Sydney, Australia. A total of 1849 ultra-sonic, single-space sensors were installed at Cherrybrook Station, Bella Vista Read More »

  • IPMI News: So Cool! IPMI’s 2019 Awards of Excellence Winners Dazzle with Design, Innovation and Forward-Thinking Function

    Honorees celebrate the history of flight at an airport terminal, conceal parking beneath an Amsterdam canal, improve neighborhoods, and model sustainability (Anaheim, Calif. – June 2019) With creative design and meticulous planning, it appears almost anything is possible in parking and mobility today, as the seven recipients of the International Read More »

  • IPMI News: IPMI Honors Barbara Chance, PhD, and Brian Scoggins, CAPP, for Lifetime Achievement in the Parking & Mobility Industry

    IPMI’s 2019 award acknowledges two honorees for their substantial industry contributions (Anaheim, Calif., June 2019) The International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI) announced two recipients of its 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award: Barbara Chance, PhD, president and CEO, CHANCE Management Advisors, Inc.; and Brian Scoggins, CAPP, director of consulting services, SP+. Read More »

  • Member News: Propark America Announces Rebrand To Propark Mobility

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 10, 2019 The name change reinforces the company’s investment in innovation and the changing mobility landscape. Hartford, Connecticut – The nation’s largest privately-owned parking company, formerly known as Propark America, has changed its name to Propark Mobility. The rebranding of the company reflects its growing involvement Read More »

  • IPMI News: Maria Irshad, CAPP, and Brett Wood, CAPP, PE Recognized with 2019 IPMI Chair Awards

    (Anaheim, Calif. June 2019) IPMI Chair Roamy Valera, CAPP, CEO, North America PayByPhone, will present his 2019 Chair Awards to Maria Irshad, CAPP, ParkHouston; and Brett Wood, CAPP, PE, Kimley-Horn, at the IPMI Conference & Expo in Anaheim, Calif. The Chair Awards are bestowed by the current IPMI chair to Read More »

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  • IPMI News: IPMI Names Two Honorees as 2019 Parking Professionals of the Year: Mike Estey & Isaiah Mouw, CAPP

    Seattle DOT manager of parking programs and vice president of Citizens Parking are named the 2019 James M. Hunnicutt, CAPP, Parking Professionals of the Year (Anaheim, Calif. June 2019) – The International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI) has named Mike Estey, manager of parking programs, Seattle Department of Transportation’s Transit Read More »

  • IPMI News: Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Parking Business Unit is 2019 Parking Organization of the Year

    DFW/PBU recognized by IPMI for its exemplary innovation and leadership (Anaheim, Calif. – June 2019) — Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Parking Business Unit (DFW/PBU) is the recipient of the International Parking & Mobility Institute’s 2019 Parking Organization of the Year Award. The award, announced at the 2019 IPMI Conference Read More »

  • IPMI News: Chelsea Kidd of EasyPark in Vancouver, B.C., Canada is 2019 Parking Supervisor of the Year

    Kidd earns praise from customers and colleagues for her educational, positive approach (Anaheim, Calif. — June 2019) – The International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI) has named Chelsea Kidd, supervisor of customer service, collections, and monthly parking at EasyPark in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, its 2019 Parking Supervisor of the Year. Read More »

  • IPMI News: Melonie Curry of ParkHouston is Named Parking Staff Member of the Year

    Dedication to customer service, caring nature, and professionalism earn praise from staff and customers (Anaheim, Calif. — June 2019) — The International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI) has named Melonie Curry of ParkHouston as its 2019 Parking Staff Member of the Year. Since joining ParkHouston as an administrative assistant in Read More »

  • What’s in an Acronym? Opportunity

    By Shawn Conrad, CAE After reviewing all the programs, professional development opportunities, and number of exhibitors at the 2019 IPMI Conference & Expo in Anaheim, I had a flashback to my first association and how different IPMI is from that experience. That association was proactive like IPMI, but the industry Read More »

  • IPMI News: Charley DeBow Named IPMI’s 2019 Emerging Leader of the Year

    (Anaheim, Calif.) – June 2019 The International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI) announced that Charley DeBow, CEO and co-founder of CurbTrac, has been named its 2019 Emerging Leader of the Year. The award, part of IPMI’s annual Professional Recognition Program, was announced at the association’s 2019 Conference & Expo in Read More »

  • IPMI News: IPMI Recognizes Eleven Industry Marketing Programs for Excellence

    (Anaheim, Calif. – June 2019) The International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI) is recognizing eleven outstanding marketing programs in the parking, transportation and mobility sector during the 2019 IPMI Conference & Expo in Anaheim, Calif., this week. The IPMI 2019 Marketing Awards are designed to recognize outstanding parking and mobility-related Read More »

  • A New Player in the Micro-mobility Game

    In what the Washington Post is saying may be the next big trend in micro-mobility, Bird will pilot a two-seater, electric vehicle with an LCD screen, hydraulic disc brakes, and a 52-volt battery. The Post called the Bird Cruiser, “a hybrid between a heavy-duty dirt bike and a slimmed down Read More »

  • IPMI News: IPMI Recognizes 20 New CAPPs During 25th Annual Recognition Ceremony

    (Anaheim, Calif. — June 2019) The International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI) will celebrate the achievements of 20 new CAPPs during its 25th annual ceremony on June 12, during the IPMI Conference & Expo in Anaheim, Calif. CAPP, recognized worldwide as the leading credential in parking and mobility, is administered Read More »

  • Follow Up: Ellicott City Flood

    By David Feehan Several weeks ago, I wrote about disaster planning and the horrendous flood that nearly destroyed downtown Ellicott City, Md. Now, County Executive Calvin Ball has proposed a more expensive flood mitigation plan for the city. The price tag could easily reach $140 million–no small number for a Read More »

  • Member News: Parking Just Got Easier, PayByPhone Launches Maps Functionality in Seattle

    App Offers Simple Way to Find Parking in Seattle and Surrounding Areas June 3, 2019, VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – PayByPhone, a leading global provider of mobile parking solutions, today announced the launch of PayByPhone Maps in Seattle and surrounding areas including Bellingham. Seattle is the first major North American city Read More »

  • Virginia Tech Transportation Institute Deploys Driverless Shuttle for Mobility Study

    In a joint study with North Carolina AT&T State University, researchers at Virginia Tech Transportation Institute have deployed a driverless shuttle on their own entrance road to see if similar systems might alleviate help first-and-last-mile challenges for elderly and disabled travelers. Project team leaders said they think automated shuttles running Read More »

  • IPMI News: IPMI Launches New Monthly Magazine: Parking & Mobility

    New publication mirrors the ever-expanding roles of parking, mobility, and transportation professionals in keeping people moving (Anaheim, Calif., June 3, 2019) – Building on its long history of keeping readers abreast of the ever-changing and future-focused parking and mobility industry, this month, IPMI launched a new magazine, Parking & Mobility, Read More »

  • Member News: TimHaahs Celebrates Opening of Fort Lee Guntzer Street Garage

    On May 10, TimHaahs celebrated the opening of the new Guntzer Street parking facility in Fort Lee, NJ. The Guntzer Street facility provides 355 parking spaces in the garage and 252 spaces in the surrounding surface lot. An office building adjacent to the garage that will provide space for the Read More »

  • Member News: Westward Industries Brings EV Enforcement Fleet to Milwaukee

    The City of Milwaukee, WI recently enhanced its parking enforcement program with the addition of four electric parking enforcement vehicles. The latest in a series of initiatives aimed at promoting sustainability in City programs, these vehicles will reduce the amount of fuel used in parking enforcement (which last year burned Read More »

  • Are You Ready?

    By Kathleen Federici, MEd Are you ready? It’s here! Next week thousands of our friends, friends we have yet to meet, and colleagues will be gathered together in Anaheim for the IPMI Conference & Expo. You might find it helpful to search Anaheim in your LinkedIn contacts and send some Read More »

  • Member News: Park Assist has been awarded the Parking Guidance System project for San Antonio International Airport – Long Term Garage

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – May 28th, 2019 – Park Assist has been awarded the Parking Guidance System (PGS) project for San Antonio International Airport- Long Term Garage in San Antonio, TX. The airport is the main international airport in the Greater San Antonio area and serves more than 10 Read More »

  • Member News: Beirut International Airport installs INDECT’s world-class UPSOLUT parking guidance system

    Beiruit, LEBANON (May 29, 2019) INDECT Electronics and Distribution announces the installation of their world-class UPSOLUT parking guidance system at Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport in Lebanon. 142 camera sensors, monitoring 640 parking spaces, have been installed at this busy commercial hub located 9 km from the centre of Beirut in Read More »

  • APDS News: UK on verge of revolution to make parking easier and help British high streets

    New national parking data standards introduced which could mean the end of outdated parking systems. Read the full story here. Published 30 May 2019 Department for Transport  

  • U.K. Enacts Data Standards for Parking

    The U.K. Department for Transport (DfT) has committed £1 million to research and put into place parking data standards created by the Alliance for Parking Data Standards (APDS) to help drivers find parking more easily. Officials said it was the first time the APDS standards would be put into place Read More »

  • Expanding Traveler Choices Through the Use of Incentives: A Compendium of Examples

    By L. Dennis Burns, CAPP Near the end of last year, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) released a new report: “Expanding Traveler Choices Through the Use of Incentives: A Compendium of Examples”. Below is a brief abstract describing the document. “With increased congestion across the Nation’s roadways, transportation agencies, universities, Read More »

  • City Offers VIP Parking at its Transit Station for $1,200 per Year

    A Chicago suburb is getting attention for its plan to offer local residents the chance to buy guaranteed VIP parking at its Metra commuter train station for $1,200 per space, per year. News outlets report it’s the first time such a plan has been launched at a public transit station. Read More »

  • Member News: Charles McHenry Appointed Sales Manager of Southland Printing Company, Inc.

    Southland Printing Company has announced the appointment of Charles McHenry as their new Sales Manager. He has served as Assistant Sales Manager for the past year. He began his career as a Customer Service Representative and has worked with their international customers and several large dealers. John Manno, Jr., President Read More »

  • Are You an Only at Work?

    By Rachel Yoka, CAPP, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP We can always learn from other people. I was blessed to find a mentor in my early days as a young marketing coordinator in Philadelphia. I interviewed with her, and even though I didn’t take the job, I made a lifelong Read More »

  • Starting New

    By John Mason, CAPP, PMP, QIR In the course of your life you will have many new starts—new starts with relationships, careers, projects, etc. There’s a wonderful feeling in a fresh start. It is a feeling of betterment and building. If you’re like me, new starts are exciting and a Read More »

  • Overview: How to Become an Accredited Parking Organization

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  • To-dos for #IPMI2019

    Are you ready? It’s almost time for the 2019 IPMI Conference & Expo, and we have a ton to see and do this year! Before taking off for Anaheim, we have a few suggestions: Register! If you’re not already signed up, you still have time. Visit ipiconference.parking.org to get yourself Read More »

  • SRA News: Texas Parking and Transportation Association (TPTA) announces Mark Denson Scholarship

    The Texas Parking and Transportation Association Board of Directors is pleased to announce the establishment of the Marc Denson Scholarship Fund. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support those who seek to build a career in the parking and transportation industries. The TPTA Board will select an Read More »

  • Member News: INDECT wins parking guidance contract for San Manuel Casino, CA

    HIGHLAND, CA (May 21, 2019) INDECT USA has been chosen as the preferred parking guidance system for San Manuel Casino in Highland, California. An INDECT parking guidance system is currently being installed in three onsite parking lots as part of San Manuel’s $550 million expansion project. The massive construction project Read More »

  • Member News: Park Assist awarded the Parking Guidance System contract for La Morea Shopping Centre

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – May 21st, 2019 Park Assist has been awarded the Parking Guidance System (PGS) contract for the La Morea Shopping Centre located in Pamplona, Spain. Located in the Navarre region, Pamplona is visited by upwards of 1 million people annually in the Month of July for Read More »

  • Member News: INDECT completes world’s largest camera-based parking guidance installation at Istanbul iGA Airport, Turkey

    ISTANBUL, TURKEY, (May 17, 2019) INDECT Electronics and Distribution announces the completion of the world’s largest camera-based parking guidance installation at Istanbul iGA Airport in Turkey. An unprecedented 3,300 Upsolut sensors covering more than 16,000 spaces and 550 wayfinding signs have been installed in five interconnected garages. “This was a Read More »

  • Online Course: Off Street Parking Management

    Level: Foundational/basic course About the course: This course consists of two parts: 1) the types of customers who use off-street parking and circumstances for use of off-street parking; and, 2) management of validations, billing, and technology used in off-street parking operations. In this course, learn to: Describe off-street parking management Read More »

  • Projects That Will Change Your World

    By David M. Feehan The cover of the April issue of The Parking Professional featured a banner that stated, “Four Days to Change Your World.” Lately, I’ve been doing some research into mega-developments–projects that will change the world for many of us. I live only a couple of blocks from Read More »

  • Usain Bolt Launches Tiny EV

    Saying his travels around the world have made it clear cities need help with congestion, retired world-record-holding sprinter Usain Bolt last week launched his own vehicle: a two-seater, electric car with a suggested price of $9999. Delivery of the Bolt Nano is scheduled to begin in 2020. It will feature Read More »

  • Online Course: Parksmart Sustainability Solution Series 2: Sustainable Purchasing through Cleaning Procedures

    Level: Foundational/basic course. About the course: The four modules that make up this course are modeled after the elements 5 through 8 for Section A: Management of the Parksmart Certification Standard.  The modules are Sustainable Purchasing Program, Proactive Operational Maintenance, Cleaning Procedures – Occupied Spaces, and Cleaning Procedures – Parking Decks. Read More »

  • Member News: TimHaahs Participates in Newark Green Street Mixed-Use Facility Groundbreaking

    Timothy Haahs & Associates, Inc. (TimHaahs) is working with the Newark Parking Authority on the upcoming Green Street Mixed-Use Facility in Newark, NJ. On April 17, the project officially broke ground, officially kicking off this transformative community project. TimHaahs is providing prime design services, including architectural, structural engineering, and parking Read More »

  • Member News: Coord launched a new tool to easily view and analyze the curb: Curb Analytics

    Curb Analytics is the first-ever data tool designed specifically for curbs, that presents asset data and regulations in a highly visual and adaptable way, making it easier for city agencies, engineering firms and urban planners to see the effect curbs have on their city’s mobility. Building on Coord’s Curb API Read More »

  • Member News: Park Assist has been awarded the Parking Guidance System contract for Park SFO

    Park Assist has been awarded the Parking Guidance System (PGS) for Park SFO, located in South San Francisco, California. Located just minutes from SFO International Airport, the facility has been in business for over 30 years, providing travelers with a state of the art parking facility at a reasonable price. Park Read More »

  • Member News: Creation of two work divisions under the brand Quercus Technologies

    Quercus Technologies is celebrating its 20 years anniversary and takes stock on the situation of the company, its trajectory and perspectives for the future. Quercus began developing engineering projects for the industrial sector, in particular in relation to industrial automatization and quality control by means of artificial vision. Today, Quercus Read More »

  • Member News: ParkVia remains in Pole position at Lodz

    European airport parking leader, ParkVia, has strengthened its partnership with Polish airport, Lodz, following a successful six-year collaboration. Having worked with the team at Lodz Airport on the marketing and online distribution of its parking products since 2013, ParkVia was commissioned in 2015 to build and deploy the airport’s own Read More »

  • Member News: Park Assist has been awarded the Parking Guidance System contract for University of Monterrey

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – May 7, 2019 Park Assist has been awarded the Parking Guidance System (PGS) contract for the new La Estoa construction at the University of Monterrey (Universidad de Monterrey). Referred to as UDEM, the private Roman Catholic institution educates over 12,000 students, including high school students, undergraduates, Read More »

  • Sheldon Cooper, Parking Priorities, and the Rest of Us

    By Kim Fernandez In advance of the series finale (which I have not watched yet so shhhh with the spoilers, please), TBS aired a marathon of The Big Bang Theory last night. I guess word nerds and science nerds must have a bond somewhere because Big Bang is one of Read More »

  • Future $ense: Does Designing for Future Re-use Make Sense?

    Adaptive re-use of parking garages, turning all or parts of them into housing or offices or mixed-use when they’re not needed for as much parking, is a hot topic, and designing new garages with it in mind is top of mind with many developers. But it’s not as simple as Read More »

  • Unlocking the Power of Pricing to Drive Revenue

    By Guy Barnes Time to plan your next vacation. Choose a destination—check. Book your flights and lodging—check, check. You’re happy to do this in advance, securing a spot and locking in your price. Travelers have grown to expect to make these purchases online. We demand a choice of products and Read More »

  • How Congestion Affects Airport Parking

    By Tim Maloney With airports adapting to ride-share disruption with extra fees or complete overhauls of their drop-off and pick-up stations, many have questioned how to get more travelers parking. Their concerns are valid: According to the Worcester Business Journal, Uber and Lyft drivers made 12 million trips to and Read More »

  • Robot Take the Wheel?

    A new book suggests that autonomous cars will not only cart us around, but run our errands for us when we’re not even on board. This weekend, Engadget took a look at that, considering all the things we use our cars for that have nothing to do with going from Read More »

  • A Grateful Farewell and a New Hello

    By Kim Fernandez Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are sure to miss the future. – John F. Kennedy IPMI embraced the future by adding “mobility” to its name last fall, shifting to where members’ jobs and focuses are going as Read More »

  • Columnist: Manage Demand or We All Pay

    Parking minimums for new construction projects are up for debate in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, including a recent four-hour session on the topic by the city council. Elise Stolte, columnist for the Edmonton Journal newspaper, took up the topic this week with an impassioned piece about the need to control parking Read More »

  • Curbside Management: What it Is and Why it Matters

    The curb may be evolving into the hottest piece of real estate around. Thanks to the growth of transportation network companies (TNCs), bike- and scooter-share, car-share, and all those deliveries of things we used to hit the stores for, managing the curb and deciding how it will be shared among Read More »

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  • 2019 Pennsylvania Parking Association (PPA) Spring Conference

    Join PPA this year in Philadelphia for our Annual Spring Conference and Tradeshow.

  • Changing for the Right Reasons In New York State

    By Jason M. Jones During the last year, the New York State Parking Association (NYSPA) has been working on a rebranding campaign, complete with a new website, enhanced social media pages, and a name change. As the parking industry continues to evolve, we needed to be sure we were not Read More »

  • Member News: Mitchell Carter Named Eastern Regional Sales Manager for Toledo Ticket

    May 6, 2019 Mitchell Carter was named Eastern Regional Sales Manager in March 2019, for The Toledo Ticket Company, a leading provider of ticketing solutions for nearly 110 years. As a member of the founding family of Toledo Ticket, Mitch says that he has gained a new appreciation for the Read More »

  • CURBSIDE MANAGEMENT: Managing access to a valuable resource.

    by Charley DeBow and Mike Drow, CAPP Curbside management is the collection of operating concepts, techniques, and practices that enable a municipality, university, or any entity to effectively allocate the use of their curbs and other high- demand areas. While the curb has been managed for decades, in the past Read More »

  • City Partners with Businesses to Offer Garage Parkers Gifts

    In an effort to spread awareness about parking options, the City of Royal, Oak, Mich., has partnered with local businesses to offer drivers gifts if they park in garages. The city owns three garages–with a fourth opening this summer–totaling 3,000 spaces, but closed a surface lot earlier this year. To Read More »

  • Sweating the Small Stuff

    By Ron Fuller, CAPP You probably recall an old familiar adage, “Don’t sweat the small stuff.” Richard Carlson wrote a book, “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff … and It’s All Small Stuff”. I understand the premise of the book and the old adage, but in our world of parking and Read More »

  • Member News: Klein & Hoffman Among Top Companies in Crain’s Best Places to Work

    Crain’s Chicago Business Announces Annual Selection Chicago, Illinois, April 30, 2019 Klein & Hoffman, an architectural and structural engineering firm headquartered in Chicago, announced today that Crain’s Chicago Business placed the company 35th among the 100 Best Places To Work In Chicago. “To be recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business for Read More »

  • Cops, Coloring Books, and Creativity

    By Helen Sullivan When it comes to life in general, I’m a big believer in coloring outside the lines, thinking outside the box, departing from the text. When it comes to parking—not so much. You all know parking lines are meant to guide drivers to park between them. That is Read More »

  • New England Parking Council (NEPC) University Forum

    Join NEPC and the ACT Patriot Chapter as together they host the NEPC University Forum. This year’s theme: Using Multi-Modal Transportation to meet Parking and TDM Challenges on campuses and in communities. Three sessions, a tour and lunch will round out this jam packed day dedicated to the University sector Read More »

  • Mobility: Miami’s Best Practices

    By Alejandra “Alex” Argudin, CAPP Mobility is the key component of a city’s transportation infrastructure. Mobility and livability go hand-in-hand in improving a community’s quality of life. As parking and mobility professionals, we need to be nimble, adaptable, and proactive to address the evolving mobility needs of the community in Read More »

  • 2019 PAV Spring Training Workshop and Symposium

    As in past years, the members of the Parking Association of the Virginias will gather for a Spring Training Workshop on May 2-3. This year will be especially intriguing with the addition of the PAV/ACT Chesapeake Chapter TDM Symposium at Virginia Tech on Thursday May 2. The TDM Symposium will Read More »

  • May 1 IPMI Webinar: Watch Your Assets! How to Monetize Most Effectively

    Live Online Webcast: $35.00 for IPMI Members, $50.00 for Non-Members Description: In the next decade, a growing number of state and local governments, colleges and universities, airports, transit systems, and water and sewer authorities are likely to explore asset monetization. State and local governments own infrastructure properties of significant value and, Read More »

  • Member News: Passio Technologies Acquires ParaPlan Software

    ParaPlan is now part of Passio Technologies’ Transit Solutions Platform Passio is thrilled to announce that as of May 1, 2019 ParaPlan software is now a part of the Passio family. Passio will acquire the assets, people, software, and customer contracts of EnGraph, LLC. The new company will operate as Read More »

  • Member News: Park Assist awarded the Parking Guidance System contract for Mall of the Netherlands

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – April 30, 2019 Park Assist has been awarded the Parking Guidance System (PGS) contract for Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield’s Mall of the Netherlands located in The Hague, The Netherlands. The Mall of the Netherlands is a major extension and refurbishment of the current Leidsenhage shopping centre and will Read More »

  • Member News: INDECT’s outdoor camera system provides 100% coverage for rooftop parking and open-air parking lots

    BOSTON, MA (May 1, 2019) INDECT USA announces their outdoor camera system is now available in the USA. The outdoor detection sensor (ODE) is unique among parking guidance products as it is the only camera sensor on the market to provide License Plate Recognition on each parked vehicle in non-enclosed Read More »

  • Putting Parking’s Best Foot Forward

    By Matt Davis and Taylor Kim How many times have you thought about going somewhere only to cringe at the thought of having to park? Parking sets the tone for our experience at a destination; if that experience is a negative one, it can detract from everything that follows. So, Read More »

  • The Value of Internal Champions

    By Isaiah Mouw, CAPP Each year, we at Citizens Parking are tasked with outlining three goals for our department along with three personal goals. For 2018, we added a mammoth goal for our division we knew would strengthen our internal policies and procedures and provide a competitive advantage to separate Read More »

  • Member News: Park Assist has been awarded the Parking Guidance System for the Duke University Hospital

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – April 23, 2019 – Park Assist has been awarded the Parking Guidance System (PGS) contract for the Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC. Duke University Hospital is a full-service hospital that is ranked among the nation’s best hospitals, and is known for their impeccable care Read More »

  • Member News: Anchorage Community Development Authority Selects New Parking Director for EasyPark

    Anchorage, AK – April 23, 2019 EasyPark’s Parking Director focuses on customer care and amenities Anchorage Community Development Authority (ACDA), which oversees parking in downtown Anchorage and land redevelopment for the Municipality of Anchorage, has named Demetric Tuggle as its new Parking Director. “For over two decades EasyPark has benefited Read More »

  • Member News: ParkMobile Finishes Strong Q1 with Over 13 Million Users and Record Growth

    The smart mobility company, now part of a joint venture with BMW and Daimler, continues to expand into new markets and rapidly acquire users ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America, has completed a record breaking Q1 for 2019. The company hit the 13 Read More »

  • Member News: Quercus Technologies Celebrates 20 Years

    Quercus Technologies was founded in 1999 to develop engineering projects for the industrial sector, focusing in particular in industrial automation and quality control based on artificial vision. Short after, Quercus specialized as manufacturer of LPR equipment for the parking market. Nowadays, after 20 years of activity, its know-how and experience Read More »

  • Member News: John Reimers Joins Propark America as Company’s Chief Operating Officer

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  April 23, 2019   Hartford, Connecticut – Propark America (“Propark”) has announced the appointment of John Reimers as Chief Operating Officer. Reimers comes to Propark with substantial leadership experience guiding operational divisions at national parking management and transportation solution companies.  Reimers most recently served as Vice President Read More »

  • Daimler, BMW Team Up for Mobility-as-a-Service

    Daimler AG and BMW have launched a new brand–NOW–to offer mobility-as-a-service to customers. “We really want to be kind of almost the PayPal of mobility,” said company North American CEO Nat Parker. The company is split into five segments: REACH NOW offers ticketing and trip planning. SHARE NOW is for Read More »

  • A Sense of Urgency

    By Rachel Yoka, CAPP, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP Climate change is not a remote problem. It is relentless and as Shelley Poticha said recently at the Shared Use Mobility Summit, “it requires a sense of urgency.” It’s pretty darn overwhelming. How do we tackle climate change, build more sustainably, Read More »

  • To Build or Not to Build?

    By Josh Naramore There are many news stories that purport the end to parking and that our autonomous future will drastically reduce cities’ needs to provide parking. However, we don’t know when or if that future may come to pass and still need to provide parking services to the customers Read More »

  • The Gift of Teaching

    By Brian Shaw, CAPP I was contacted recently by a group of students interested in starting an airport shuttle service as a sustainability project. They believed they could reduce vehicle trips using TNCs (Uber/Lyft) while providing students a more affordable and cleaner way to get to the region’s airports during Read More »

  • Preparing for a Connected, Autonomous Future

    By Michelle Wendler, AIA The development of connected and autonomous technology has opened up a future of endless possibilities for the parking and mobility industry, all with the potential to not only change the way we park and move but also open up new avenues of sustainable design that will Read More »

  • Opening Up a Whole New Frontier: Storytelling for Sustainability

    By Paul Wessel The air quality in Delhi is among the poorest in the world; it’s so bad that many people are quite literally allergic to the air. Doctors told Kamal Meattle, CEO of the Paharpur Business Center, that his lung capacity had diminished by 30 percent, that he should Read More »

  • Member News: Propark to Open New Airport and Cruise Parking Operation in Fort Lauderdale

    April 15, 2019, Hartford, Connecticut Propark America announced today that it is opening its latest near-airport parking location, servicing Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, in Florida.  “As our flagship location in Fort Lauderdale, this new account is going to be a showcase for our Southeastern United States portfolio,” said Propark America’s Regional Read More »

  • Member News: City of Round Rock installs INDECT’s superior parking guidance system as part of their downtown revitalization project and smart city vision

    ROUND ROCK, TX (April 2019) INDECT USA announces the installation of their ultrasonic parking guidance system at the City of Round Rock in Texas. Following the successful installation of an INDECT parking guidance system in the Allen R Baca Center Garage last summer, Parking Guidance Systems LLC (PGS) are set Read More »

  • Personal Ad

    By Justin Grunert Mentee Seeking Mentor You: Experienced parking professional. Must have knowledge about general management, project management, financial and operational auditing, operational management, marketing and public relations, and technology. Must be a current, active CAPP. Willing to mentor for six to 18 months and will receive CAPP recertification points Read More »

  • Mobility and Societal Considerations: What’s Happening?

    More people than ever are enjoying the convenience of shared-mobility services: transportation network companies (TNCs–Uber, Lyft, etc.), bike-share, scooter-share, and other easy ways to get around. Eric Haggett, senior associate with DESMAN and a member of IPMI’s Planning, Design, & Construction Committee, found himself pondering this recently and wondered if Read More »

  • Bringing Bike-share to Underserved Populations: A Case Study

    By David Sorrell, MOL About 10 years ago, I received my undergrad from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill., about an hour west of Chicago. I was one of many without a car and getting around town, especially nights and weekends, was especially difficult. At the same time, I didn’t Read More »

  • IPMI Board of Directors and CAPP Elections Closes

    Find out more about the IPMI Board of Directors election here. Find out more about the CAPP Certification Board election here.

  • Member News: Flashparking’s Enterprise Platform Powers Mobility Initiative at Texas Medical Center, The World’s Largest Medical City

    Industry leaders FlashParking and LAZ Parking partner to reduce congestion and improve mobility at Texas Medical Center, the largest paid parking facility in North America. AUSTIN, TX, April 16, 2019 — FlashParking, in partnership with LAZ Parking, announces the completion of a 200-lane Parking Access and Revenue Control System (PARCS) Read More »

  • Chemical Dependency and the Circle of Safety

    By Casey Jones, CAPP If you haven’t read any of Simon Sinek’s books or listened to him speak, you’re missing out. He covers leadership, teamwork, and communications. I’ve just finished his second book, Leaders Eat Last,  which appeared on both the Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestseller lists Read More »

  • Member News: Cyprus Airways Fuels Up For Summer Season With ParkVia

    European airport parking leader, ParkVia, has further bolstered its airline portfolio with the addition of Cyprus’ flag carrier, Cyprus Airways. With a long-term goal to cultivate tourism by building a strong, reliable national airline, Cyprus Airways has outlined its commitment to enhancing the passenger travel experience by collaborating with ParkVia Read More »

  • Survey: Love of Cars Possible Roadblock to Mobility-as-a-Service Growth

    Hopes for widespread adoption of mobility-as-a-service have grown as car ownership numbers among young adults have dropped. But a new survey says the picture may not be as rosy as once thought. Simply put, many older drivers have no interest in giving up their cars. Ito World, a British company Read More »

  • Member News: Coord Annouces Open Curbs: The First Open Data, Multi-City Platform to Unlock Curbs

    Coord announces Open Curbs, the first open and multi-city platform that makes standardized curb data publicly available through an open database license to city agencies, engineering firms, mobility providers and community groups, to better understand city accessibility – with the goal of supporting over 100 cities across the globe by Read More »

  • Member News: Desert Diamond Casino awards Park Assist the Parking Guidance System implementation contract

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – April 9, 2019 – Park Assist has been awarded the Parking Guidance System (PGS) contract for the Desert Diamond West Valley Casino located in Glendale, Arizona. Park Assist’s M4 camera-based smart-sensor Parking Guidance System installation will be part of a $400-million-dollar expansion that when completed, Read More »

  • Civility Begets More Civility

    By Shawn Conrad, CAE I’ve always been something of a political junkie. For years, I’ve followed congressional, senate, and presidential races and have even helped friends seek state offices. Running for office is both an honor and a humbling experience. If you ever wanted to know how people truly feel Read More »

  • Robotics: The Future of Parking, or Future Nightmare?

    By David Feehan A few years ago while working on a parking consulting contract in Glassboro, N.J., Dennis Burns, CAPP, and I made a side trip to visit Boomerang Systems, a new company billing itself as an industry leader in designing and operating robotic parking garages. The test facility was Read More »

  • Parksmart Advisor — Online, Instructor-Led Training — April 11, 2019

    Parksmart Advisors lead clients through the certification process for sustainable parking structures. The Parksmart program is now offered under by the USGBC/GBCI alongside the suite of LEED and other sustainability rating systems. IPMI is the USGBC Education Partner providing the education required to earn this valuable certificate. This is a Read More »

  • IPMI Webinar: Riding the Micromobility Boom: Reinventing Urban and Suburban Parking Structures in the Age of Mobility Networks

    Live Online Webcast: $35.00 for IPMI Members, $50.00 for Non-Members. Not available as a recording.  Description: Micromobility is transforming urban landscapes across the U.S. and the world. It promises to accelerate the transition away from personal automobiles and toward a mobility-based transportation system. This presents new challenges and opportunities for existing Read More »

  • Debunking Common HR Myths

    By Andi Campbell A simple Google search using an HR buzz word or phrase such as talent management, LMS, social recruiting, ATS, or off-the-shelf content will yield thousands and thousands of articles, ideas, and sales pitches.  If you’re like most people these days, you probably don’t have the time (or Read More »

  • The Immeasurable Value of Pursuing Employee Feedback

    By Maria Irshad, CAPP Last year, a few team members approached me to express concern relative to their jobs. This is not new: I have an open-door policy and always want to make sure that anyone can approach me when they have something on their mind. Sometimes the concerns are Read More »

  • Four Days to Change Your World

    Are you in? Ready to connect with the colleagues and peers from around the world who can answer your questions, brainstorm on solutions, and advance your operation and your career? Ready to find the products, services, and new technologies to catapult your business to the next level? Ready for innovative Read More »

  • Most New Car Sales in Norway are of Electric Vehicles

    Norway celebrated a milestone last month, when the majority of its new car sales were of electric vehicles. The country reported that 60 percent of the 18,375 new cars registered in March were electric. Norway’s electricity is largely generated by hydroelectric power plants, which are cleaner than coal- or natural Read More »

  • Airport Knights: How DFW Airport’s Courtesy Patrol helped customers, eased parking, and grew a giant fan base.

    By Robert Petersen, CAPP DALLAS FORT WORTH INTERNATIONAL (DFW) AIRPORT launched its Courtesy Patrol program in 2013 to provide assistance to guests parking at its terminal garages. Members of this team seek out guests who need assistance with jump-starts, tire inflations, and locating vehicles. Ser­vice is provided seven days a Read More »

  • A Big Boost from Technology

    Thanks to new advances, parking is improving airports’ bottom lines, in the garage and the terminal. By Bill Smith, APR PARKING HAS ALWAYS BEEN IMPORTANT TO AIRPORTS’ BOTTOM LINES. For most airports, parking revenues are second only to gate fees and at a large airport can add up to hundreds Read More »

  • Philadelphia’s Road to APO

    By Scott Petri IN JANUARY 2018, I was hired as executive director of the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA). As with any new position, it takes a little time to learn about the strengths and weaknesses of an organization. Because of external factors and, of course, my own desire to learn Read More »

  • Ready, Set, Engage!

    By Julius E. Rhodes, SHPR IN THE 19TH CENTURY, an individual whose philosophy is widely mis­understood said that people are disconnected from their work and each other. Now mind you, during the 19th century there was no internet and nothing remotely related to the technology we take for granted in Read More »

  • To Charge or Not to Charge: EV Parking at a Mid-Size University

    By Victor Hill, CAPP, MPA WE WERE FINALLY ASKED WHY we do not offer charging for electri­cal vehicles, by an actual electric vehicle (EV) owner. The issue has come up infrequently on our campus—a midsize university of about 11,000 students—in the past five years as the vehicles have gained popularity. Read More »

  • Parking’s Role in the New Transportation Ecosystem

    By Brett Wood, CAPP, PE EVERYWHERE YOU TURN THESE DAYS, you hear that the personal auto­mobile will be replaced by autonomous cars and drones, advanced ride-shar­ing services, and hyperloops—technologies to improve personal transporta­tion. And some of our constituents’ outlook is that the parking industry will be gone within the next Read More »

  • Disconnect? Good Luck

    By Courtney Turner When I started my first office job, my dad – naggingly — told me to turn off my email and only look at it every couple of hours. He cautioned me that email was very distracting and there was “nothing in there that couldn’t wait a couple Read More »

  • Member News: Not just for large parking garages, INDECT completely transforms the parking experience at Carmel Valley’s only subterranean garage in The Merge CV

    San Diego, CA (April 3, 2019) INDECT USA announces the successful installation of their ultrasonic parking guidance system at San Diego’s newly developed urban community, The Merge CV. Despite having only 60 spaces, the Merge’s small underground garage is often filled to capacity, especially on Thursday and Friday evenings as Read More »

  • City Considers Limiting Food Trucks, Night Parking to Fight Crime

    Glenwood, part of Raleigh, N.C., is known for its vibrant nightlife–and sometimes for noise, crowds, and crime that comes along with it. Tasked with keeping the nights alive but cutting down on rowdier late-night gatherings, the city council is considering limiting parking and restricting food trucks to help disperse crowds. Read More »

  • Parksmart Advisor — Online, Instructor-Led Training — April 4, 2019

    Parksmart Advisors lead clients through the certification process for sustainable parking structures. The Parksmart program is now offered under by the USGBC/GBCI alongside the suite of LEED and other sustainability rating systems. IPMI is the USGBC Education Partner providing the education required to earn this valuable certificate. This is a Read More »

  • Member News: ParkCloud Announces Rebrand As 3.5m Customers Choose ParkVia

    Award-winning parking reservation provider, ParkCloud, has today announced that it has completed a rebrand under its existing popular B2C brand, ParkVia. With a strong international brand presence, ParkVia is the European leader in airport parking reservations, having grown in popularity over the last 10 years with consumers searching for fast, Read More »

  • Follow the Leader

    By Tiffany Smith From childhood, we have played the simple game follow the leader, where one person leads the masses.  Today we still have leaders but following one individual has become increasingly more difficult to do.  Why is this?  I believe it’s because most leaders don’t place enough emphasis on Read More »

  • Member News: Park Assist has been awarded the Parking Guidance System (PGS) contract for centre:mk

    NEW YORK, NY – April 1, 2019 Park Assist has been awarded the Parking Guidance System (PGS) contract for centre: mk in Milton Keynes, UK. Located 80 km from North-West London, centre: mk is one of the largest regional shopping centres in the UK with over 27 million annual visitors. Read More »

  • Member News: Denison Parking Expands to Colorado

    Indianapolis, IN — Denison Parking, an Indianapolis-based parking operator with operations in nine states, is pleased to announce that we have taken over managing operations for the Catalyst Garage in Denver, Colorado, effective March 28, 2019. This automated parking facility marks the first Colorado location in Denison’s portfolio. The management takeover Read More »

  • Member News: TIBA Parking Systems Rapidly Deploys and Commissions 15 Lanes of Revenue Control Equipment at Memorial Hermann Property, LLC in 72 Hours

    Houston, TX (April 2, 2019) TIBA Parking, in conjunction with Associated Time and Winpark, recently performed a smooth transition of 15 lanes of revenue control equipment at Memorial Hermann Health System in less than 72 hours. Teams from Associated Time and TIBA Parking worked around the clock to reconfigure the Read More »

  • The Fundamentals of Wayfinding

    By John Hammerschlag Below are basic fundamentals when developing wayfinding systems for your next parking project to direct parkers and pedestrians safely and efficiently: Project budget to include 10 percent for unforeseen/changing circumstances upon project completion. The project manager should complete a final walk- and drive-through in and against the Read More »

  • Parksmart Advisor — Online, Instructor-Led Training — April 2, 2019

    Parksmart Advisors lead clients through the certification process for sustainable parking structures. The Parksmart program is now offered under by the USGBC/GBCI alongside the suite of LEED and other sustainability rating systems. IPMI is the USGBC Education Partner providing the education required to earn this valuable certificate. This is a Read More »

  • New Model Brings Shared Micro-mobility to Small Communities

    Micro-mobility can be tough to bring to smaller or economically challenged communities, whose populations may not use shared bikes or scooters enough to generate providers’ minimum required monthly per-ride charges. But a startup with a new model is emerging as a possible solution. Koloni, a new provider of shared bikes, Read More »

  • The Recombobulation Zone

    By Cindy Campbell I fully admit that I’m a strange one. Example: Two of my favorite things in this world are analogies and people watching at airports. During a recent trip through a metropolitan airport, I discovered a place where these two favorites collide. Welcome to the Recombobulation Area. Wait, Read More »

  • Member News: TIBA Parking Systems Increases Revenue and User Satisfaction at American Civil War Center with Entry Guard Systems

    Richmond, VA (March 28, 2019) – Entry Guard Systems, in conjunction with TIBA Parking Systems, has expanded the revenue stream, as well as enhanced the visitor and general public parking experience at the American Civil War Museum located at Historic Tredegar in Richmond, Virginia. “This significant improvement of the parking Read More »

  • Get to Your Computer and Vote!

    By Shawn Conrad, CAE We take great pride in being a very inclusive association. Each year, IPMI seeks input from thousands of volunteers, and we turn their thoughts into efforts to better the industry. Currently, 16 of those volunteers  are seeking seats on IPMI’s Board of Directors–and your vote. The Read More »

  • 2019 Southwest Parking & Transportation Association (SWPTA) Mid-Year Training

    SWPTA Mid-Year Training Tucson, AZ March 28-29, 2019

  • Essential Services: Parking Enforcement in the New World

    By Shawn McCormick Parking enforcement is taking on many new functions not considered five or 10 years ago: the increase of transportation network companies (TNCs) in urban and suburban areas, homelessness, e-scooters, e-bikes, the what’s-next mobility option, event management, and traffic management to name a few. Maintaining relevance in the Read More »

  • Carbon Fiber Brings Heat to Concrete Pavement

    By L. Dennis Burns, CAPP I read an interesting article in the ITS America SmartBrief regarding a new heat-treated pavement technology that could have big implications for parking professionals. Iowa State University engineers, in collaboration with the Iowa Department of Transportation, are testing a heated-pavement technology that uses a special Read More »

  • Member News: TimHaahs Celebrating 25 Years, Hosting Seminar

    BLUE BELL, PA (March 8, 2019) – TimHaahs is hosting a half-day seminar on ‘Changing Healthcare & Transportation: Trends for Integrating Mobility’ as well as a celebratory launch of the 25th anniversary, April 3rd, 2019! 1/2 Day Seminar (12:00-4:30pm) The AIA CES Approved Seminar (3 LU/HSW credits) is an educational Read More »

  • Member News: TimHaahs Teaming on Groundbreaking Mixed-Use P3 Project for the University of Kentucky

    TimHaahs is thrilled to be a part of a significant P3, mixed-use project for the University of Kentucky. The developer-led team will transform a former bookstore into a prominent new mixed-use development. The new facility will connect to an existing parking structure, incorporating ground level retail space, and an additional Read More »

  • What Boeing’s Troubles May Mean for Autonomous Vehicle Development

    Boeing’s 737 MAX jet problems may have a ripple effect that could slow down autonomous vehicle development, experts say, though how much remains to be seen. The company’s autonomous flight stabilization system is suspected to have played a role in two crashes of the new line of planes in five Read More »

  • Member News: Growing demand for parking guidance stimulates INDECT USA to open a new office in Denver, Colo.

    Denver, CO (March 18, 2019) INDECT USA today announces the opening of their new office in Denver, Colorado. The new Colorado office will serve as a technology and sales hub, enabling INDECT to better meet the growing demand for parking guidance across the country. “When we opened our first office Read More »

  • Washington, D.C., as a Multimodal Transportation Hub

    By Michelle W. Jones, CMP I recently read an article touting Washington, D.C., as a top destination for public transport. The purpose of the article was to alert meeting planners, specifically in the transportation arena, to all our nation’s capital has to offer and the many accolades it has received Read More »

  • WOULD YOU LIKE DATA WITH THAT?

    Everybody’s talking about data, but what does the word really mean, and how can parking and transportation make the most of it? “DATA” HAS BECOME ONE OF THOSE WORDS that has acquired a range of new definitions, but it has existed for decades (late 1940s, in fact). Type the word Read More »

  • The Art of the Organizational Apology

    By Bill Smith “EVERYONE MAKES MISTAKES.” Growing up, we heard it over and over from our parents or teachers or friends. No doubt they were just trying to make us feel better about doing something stupid, but they were right. We all screw up now and then. Companies, government agencies, Read More »

  • Self-Evaluation: Making the most of this annual task can propel your career forward.

    BY MONICA TANKSLEY IT’S THAT TIME OF THE YEAR AGAIN— you can hear the sighs and the moaning and groaning among the troops as you go down the hallway. It’s annual self-assessment time! Eyes are rolling, smirks are on employees’ faces, and the dread in the office is so thick Read More »

  • Parking and the City

    By Donald Shoup AT THE DAWN OF THE AUTOMOBILE AGE, suppose Henry Ford and John D. Rockefeller had asked how city planning could increase the demand for cars and gasoline. Consider three options. First, divide the city into separate zones (housing here, jobs there, shopping somewhere else) to create travel Read More »

  • Parking’s Future Isn’t Remote After All

    By Kevin Uhlenhaker THE COMING AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE AGE is already shaking up the parking industry, even though it may not arrive for a few more years. Pun­dits across the industry—and many more with no connection to parking whatsoever—are warning that autonomous vehicles will decimate parking demand. They warn that, in Read More »

  • Revisiting Green Approaches

    By Brian Shaw, CAPP STANFORD UNIVERSITY, CALIFORNIA has a growing and effective sustain­ability enterprise that covers most aspects of the university’s operations and systems. However, it never hurts to revisit our approaches occasionally. I was recently asked by our new university leadership to provide an overview and, arguably, a justification Read More »

  • Leadership vs. Management: The Difference Is Ethics

    By Cindy Campbell BEFORE JOINING THE STAFF AT IPI, I spent more than three decades working on a university campus. Over the years I learned about manage­ment style and technique from a wide range of managers and supervisors. I paid attention to the way they interacted with peers, subordinates, and Read More »

  • Webinar: ¡Aló, estacionamiento! ¿Hay alguien ahí? (Presentado sólo en Español)

    This webinar is presented only in Spanish. ESPAÑOL Título del Webinar: ¡Aló, estacionamiento! ¿Hay alguien ahí? (Presentado sólo en Español) Fecha: Jueves, Marzo 21, 2019 Hora: 2:00pm (EST) Descripción: La tecnología está seguramente en el centro de atención cuando hablamos sobre el futuro de los estacionamientos, ¿verdad? Pero, ¿te has preguntado sobre cómo involucrar a Read More »

  • March Mad-ness

    By Casey Jones, CAPP March is an amazing time for basketball fans when exiting matchups, buzzer-beaters, and improbable Cinderella teams knock off the heavyweights.  It’s also a time to see many different approaches to coaching, which I find interesting because I’ve always been a student of leadership. There are many leaders Read More »

  • Controlling the Curb

    Dynamic curbside management creates space for everyone. By Ben Winokur ONCE UPON A TIME, the curb was readily accessible for just about anyone. Buses used it for passenger pick-ups and drop-offs, trucks delivered packages, and driv­ers parked to run errands or even go to work for the day. Those days Read More »

  • 5G IS A PRETTY BIG DEAL.

    But what exactly is 5G? Who: Major wireless companies, like Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and others, are among the first to build, test, and implement 5G technologies. One of the key com­ponents is a chip, made by Qualcomm/Intel/Samsung, or others. A few other key players in the develop­ment of the 5G Read More »

  • Making the Most of a Campus Transformation

    By Doug Mayhew, CAPP Colorado State University (CSU) is building for success. The physical environment around campus has changed more than the Colorado seasons. The university has seen unprecedented growth in both campus infrastructure and attendance and, with the goal of being a 35,000-student campus by 2020, has invested $1.4 Read More »

  • The End of (Tax) Free Parking?

    By Leonard T. Bier, CAPP, JD; and Michael J. Ash, Esq. THE TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT OF 2017 was instituted into law Jan. 1. The sweeping revision to the U.S. Internal Revenue Code has ushered in changes to the treatment of benefits that were once tax-deductible. Experts are only Read More »

  • The Psychology of Parking

    By Megan Leinart, LEED AP BD+C For years, I have considered the idea of writing about the psychology of parking. Since studying psychology for my minor in college, I’ve been fascinated by the inner workings of the mind, and I’m constantly analyzing people (friends, family, random people at the store Read More »

  • Autonomous and On-Demand: Radical Transformation

    By Sam Veraldi, CAPP A DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY is one that displaces an established technology and shakes up the industry or a groundbreaking product that creates a completely new industry. Harvard Business School professor Clayton M. Christensen coined the term “disruptive technology” in his 1997 bestselling book, “The Innovator’s Dilemma.” The Read More »

  • Past, Present, and Future

    What industry experts think about predicting parking demand. Compiled by Mark Santos, PE IT’S NO SURPRISE to avid readers of this magazine that our industry is changing rapidly. Technology can both increase efficiency and cause disruption. Mobility solutions affect and transform consumer behavior. Nevertheless, parking owners and operators need to Read More »

  • GEARED TOWARD LEADING

    Understanding and successfully managing multiple generations of team members in the parking workplace. By Scott Lesnick SEVERAL YEARS AGO, I BECAME UNPOPULAR. Yes, I did what I always do. I stirred things up. This time it was the generational pot. Five years ago, “millennial” was a bad word. Five years Read More »

  • Work Smarter, Not Harder

    Great ways to leverage big data to enhance parking programs. By Nicole Ybarra IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR EVIDENCE that we are in the midst of a parking renaissance, look no farther than the street right outside your door. In bustling city centers to sleepy suburbs once lined with coin-only Read More »

  • A calming effect

    Parking anxiety is a real thing for drivers. Here are some ways industry professionals can help mitigate it. by Victor A. Hill, CAPP, MPA It was the third time the employee insisted our parking garage was full, but I knew we had spaces on our upper levels because I’d sprinted Read More »

  • Making an Entrance — and an EXIT

    By Michael Pendergrass, AIA, LEED AP; Matt Davis; and Taylor Kim. AIA, LEED AP WHEN WE THINK OF A PARKING STRUCTURE as simply a store place for cars, it’s easy to see it as an end point; its purpose and function are fulfilled once a car is parked. However, the Read More »

  • Being Part of the TDM Conversation

    By Tim Maloney THERE’S A LOT OF TALK ABOUT INFRASTRUCTURE in the parking, transportation, and mobility space. We place a great deal of emphasis, and appropriately so, on creating and connecting online and offline systems that provide the best experience for our customers as their expectations for parking continue to Read More »

  • Caffeine, Attitude, and Dressing for the Job You Want

    By Cindy Campbell I’M NOT MUCH OF A MORNING PERSON. If you know me, you can appre­ciate what an understatement this is. On a recent business trip, my schedule required me to rise and shine several hours earlier than normal. It was 5 a.m. when I stumbled into the hotel Read More »

  • Moving from Where You Are to Where You Need to Be

    By Julius E. Rhodes, SPHR THERE IS A FAMOUS ROLL­ING STONES SONG that says, “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you find you get what you need.” This song made me think about how we must take an opportunity to examine the differences between Read More »

  • What Does It Mean to Be a True Smart City?

    By Kelsey Owens WITH THE RISE OF BIG DATA, the internet of things (IoT), mobility, and the rapid pace of technology innovations overall, becoming a smart city is a frequently discussed topic through­out the parking and transportation industries. Going “smart” is an aspiration of many cities around the world, but Read More »

  • Parking Guidance and the Journey

    By Michael Drow, CAPP; Blake Laufer, CAPP; and Michael Civitelli SALLY NEEDS TO BE AT HER DESTINATION in 55 minutes and she’s never been there before. Does she take mass transit? Ride-share? Or does she drive—and park? Whether attending a downtown meeting, connecting with friends for a concert, or making Read More »

  • Creating a Parking Technology Ecosystem

    By Andy Santana THERE ARE SEVERAL DIFFERENT TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS that can be used to manage all types of parking infrastructures, and many have the capacity to share common data to help make the parking experience ideal. When implementing new technology, integration and compatibility between systems is key to achieving a Read More »

  • Engineering as Sustainability Tool

    By Juan Ramos, LEED AP BD+C I ALWAYS HATED VALUE ENGINEERING (VE). As a young designer, I imagined how the interior glass bridge symbolized our journey through life, its transparency juxtaposed with the adjacent green wall’s filtering of sightlines as you waited in line to pick up your coffee. I’d Read More »

  • Let’s Change the World’s Perception of Parking

    By Bill Smith, APR Is there anything people complain about as much as parking? They complain they have to pay for it. Or when they can’t find any. Or when they can’t park for as long as they want to. Or when the space they found isn’t convenient enough. I Read More »

  • Mobile Applications and PARCS Integrations Best Practices

    By Todd Tucker UBER, LYFT, GROUPON, AND OTHER POPULAR CONVENIENCE applications have created an expectation of a frictionless experience for consumers. Parking consumers are no different. Many of the most popular mobile parking applications help seamlessly connect parkers with spots at their intended destinations. However, the lack of a fully Read More »

  • SPARKS OF CREATIVITY: A mural project at the Downtown Eugene Transit Station was paid for with parking revenue.

    Parking. What’s the first thing in customers’ minds when they see that word? It might be tickets or meters or parking garages, but no matter what it is, the feeling associated may not be a good one. The parking services program in Eugene, Ore., Epark Eugene, aims to change that Read More »

  • An Investment Pays Off: A new parking guidance system offers multiple benefits at the University of Oklahoma.

    By Kris Glenn and Dale Fowler PARKING GUIDANCE SYSTEMS (PGS) have become common on American campuses in the past decade. The ability of PGS to guide students, staff, and visitors directly to open parking spaces is attractive to campus parking directors because it makes parking so much more convenient and Read More »

  • HIGH-TECH NEW FRONTIERS

    How the internet of things (IoT) can help parking organizations navigate new automotive worlds ahead. By Kyle Connor THE PROMISE OF SMARTER, more connected, and highly autonomous ve­hicles is exciting news for consumers. Who doesn’t want a safer, more efficient, and more convenient driving experience? But for parking companies, the Read More »

  • Ready to Expand Your EV Offerings?

    By Daniel Ciarcia, LEED GA IF YOU’VE JOINED A GROWING NUMBER OF GARAGE OWNERS and oper­ators by installing electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, you’ve likely noticed demand for these stations increasing. With sales of EVs in the U.S. surging 45 percent from 2016 to 2017 and patrons competing for those Read More »

  • Adapting to Changing Consumer Expectations and Behavior

    By Charley DeBow Everything in life seems to be getting easier for people. If you have a ques­tion, you just ask Alexa. My wife and I haven’t been to a supermarket to do regular food shopping in three years. Amazon Fresh, Blue Apron, and Amazon Pantry allow us to order Read More »

  • Is Your Harassment Policy Up-to-Date?

    By Leonard T. Bier, CAPP, JD; and Michael J. Ash, Esq. TOWARD THE END OF 2017, a wave of high-profile media personalities resigned amid investigations into accusations of sexual harassment and inappropriate workplace behavior. This trend is expected to continue this year and reach into all employment sectors. It is Read More »

  • Hematology & Parking: Two Peas in a Pod

    By Cindy Campbell                                                                                      YOU MEET THE MOST FASCINATING PEOPLE ON AIRPLANES. On a recent cross-­county flight, I was seated next to an interesting gentleman. David was about my age and appeared to be a fellow business traveler. The conversation between us started out much the same as they always do—we Read More »

  • Touch vs. Tech: A story about international parking culture.

    By Michael Klein, CAPP, and Pieter Sprinkhuizen Culture is something we all have in common but that also makes us different. All things in life are observed through our own culturally influenced lenses. This applies to everyday life the food we eat, the music we listen to, and the way Read More »

  • From here to there: The best ways to shift from strategic planning to strategic doing.

    Colleen Niese It’s quite satisfying to gather all key players from across the organization around the con­ference table to talk about completing strategies for the upcoming year. People become energized by envisioning how the company will function differently, clients and custom­ers will be retained, and new business targets will be Read More »

  • CURRENT SOCIAL

    The biggest 2018 social media trends and how parking professionals can make the most of them. ONCE DISMISSED AS JUST A PASSING FAD, social media use for business is rapidly increasing. According to SocialMediaToday, the average person now spends 116 minutes on social media every day. The Parking Professional recently Read More »

  • Take the FEMA Training Challenge

    By Victor A. Hill, MPA, CAPP IPI’S SAFETY AND SECURITY COMMITTEE—with its new crop of members—is up and running. I’m honored to co-chair this committee alongside Robert Milner, CAPP, director of parking and transporta­tion services at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. We worked in fire service and law enforcement, and Read More »

  • Accessibility and EV Charging Stations

    By Michelle Wendler, AIA THE DEMAND FOR INSTALLATION OF ELECTRIC VEHICLE (EV) charging stations has increased dramatically in the last three years. In some jurisdictions, there are requirements for installing electric conduit now to provide infrastructure for future charging stations. Many clients are requesting more stations as they receive requests Read More »

  • Being Well

    By Julius E. Rhodes, SPHR This is the time of year when many of us are trying to stick with resolutions. It presents us with an excellent opportunity to be well, which begins with doing what we can and should to secure our own wellness. We are all familiar with Read More »

  • IPMI Webinar: Accessible Parking and Placard Abuse

    Live Online Webcast: $35.00 for IPMI Members, $50.00 for Non-Members Description: Accessible parking challenges and disabled placard abuse are continuing challenges. While some federal standards exist, cities and states take a wide variety of approaches. For the first time, the issues are being considered on a national level by a broadly Read More »

  • Parking the Friendly Skies: How Airports are Humanizing the Passenger Experience

    By Michelle Wendler and Michael Pendergrass Whether it’s parking, renting a car, or finding a ride-share, air travel begins and ends with ground transportation. So how can parking design mitigate stress and create a smoother, more enjoyable experience? Functional design such as reducing congestion to creating a streamlined car rental Read More »

  • Member News: Three Major Cities Partner with Passport and Shared Scooter Company on First-of-its-kind Micro-mobility Management Solution

    Initial scooter-share pilots in Charlotte, Detroit and Omaha are creating a framework for future micro-mobility programs Charlotte, N.C. (March 19, 2019) – Micro-mobility options like scooters are seeing explosive growth due to the unique benefits they bring to the commuting experience. This rapid introduction of micro-mobility has created new challenges for cities Read More »

  • Transportation Key to Costa Rica’s Green New Deal

    By Paul Wessel Costa Rica wants to be the little country that could by becoming fossil-fuel-free by 2050. Its greatest challenge?  Transportation. Transportation is the largest single source of Costa Rica’s greenhouse gas emissions. The number of cars and motorcycles on the roads is growing fast, according to a survey Read More »

  • CAST YOUR VOTE: IPMI Board of Directors and CAPP Elections Open Through April 17

    Find out more about the IPMI Board of Directors election here. Find out more about the CAPP Certification Board election here.

  • Member News: INDECT is the No. 1 Choice for Parking Guidance Systems in Casinos Across the USA

    BOSTON, MA (March 14, 2019) INDECT has successfully installed their world-class parking guidance system in 17 major casinos/resorts across the USA with another currently under construction and a further casino to begin work mid-year. INDECT’s dominance of the casino segment can be attributed to three main factors, the quality of Read More »

  • Study: TNCs Reducing City Demand for Parking

    An academic study released last week showed that transportation network companies (TNCs) such as Uber and Lyft are taking a bite out of parking demand, at least in Denver, Colo. The study found that TNCs contribute to congestion on city streets. Users elected for ride-hail instead of public transportation for Read More »

  • Be Well, My Friends

    By Kathleen Federici, MEd As I prepare to speak to my son’s fifth grade class on Career/College Day, I find myself reflecting on the state of stress among kids in school and how that translates to the workplace. Our school district superintendent just sent out a workshop for parents on Read More »

  • Take Charge of Your Own Professional Development

    By L. Dennis Burns, CAPP I recently read an article by Natasha Bowman, the author of “You Can’t Do That at Work!” She quoted Zig Ziglar: “The only thing worse than training employees and losing them is not training them and keeping them.” The takeaway is clear: The potential loss Read More »

  • Now What? Mapping the Next Steps

    By Jay Manno In sales, we set goals and (hopefully) think about them every day. Goals are wonderful but developing a plan to reach them is an even more important effort. One of the things I’ve noticed about top performers is they not only put their focus on their top Read More »

  • California Public Parking Association (CPPA) Conflict De-Escalation Workshop

    In partnership with the International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI), California Public Parking Association (CPPA) is excited to bring this unique two-day training opportunity to Southern California. Learn how to prevent, manage and de-escalate conflict and how to protect yourself when conflict escalates. View the detailed flyer. As a world Read More »

  • Member News: WGI Welcomes New Mobility and Smart City Innovator Expert Lisa Nisenson

    (WEST PALM BEACH, FL – March 13, 2019) WGI CEO David Wantman proudly announces that national thought leader Lisa Nisenson joined the firm as vice president of new mobility and connected communities. This addition to the team solidifies WGI’s leadership in helping communities harness the benefits of emerging mobility options Read More »

  • Member News: Aeroporti Di Roma Flying High As ParkCloud Doubles Booking Growth

    European airport parking leader, ParkCloud, has finalised a new contract with long-standing client, Aeroporti di Roma, following a term of significant growth, which saw bookings more than double. The renewal announcement builds upon the success of the previous contract, which began in 2017 following a successful first year of collaboration Read More »

  • Your Next Hire? A Communications Pro

    By Moira A. Bindner What did communications look like before a dedicated communications professional was hired? Parking & transit posted on its website, had minimal response to Twitter comments, and created flyers. Outreach was limited to orientation presentations and commuter breakfasts, and the reputation of the department was primarily negative Read More »

  • Parking Super Bowl 53 (Post-game)

    By Frank Giles When visiting Atlanta, you  definitely need to consider your parking and transportation options. In an age of Uber, car-share, and those little scooters all over the place, public transportation is not the only game in town. That’s a good thing because like most major cities, downtown parking Read More »

  • Prepared Confidence Speaks Volumes

    By Cindy Campbell I AM A PUBLIC SPEAKER. Honestly, it was never one of my original career goals. Having said that, it’s now what I do for a living and I love it. If someone would have told me 20 years ago that this would be my next professional endeavor, Read More »

  • Your 2018 Marketing Checklist

    By Bill Smith, APR THE NEW YEAR IS ABOUT GETTING A FRESH START, RIGHT? Well, that certainly goes for marketing. The beginning of a new year is a great time for reviewing your organization’s marketing to determine what’s working and what isn’t. Strategy As hard as it may be to Read More »

  • To Share or Not to Share

    By Josh Naramore TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION AND CULTURAL CHANGE as the sharing economy continues to grow are forcing parking operators to adapt. New services are challenging local government regulatory approaches, making it difficult to differentiate between public and private, personal and business, and creating a chaotic, but positive, disruption. Transportation is Read More »

  • A New Generation of LPR: Application as the Core Technology

    By Christopher Perry and Kevin Woznicki THE RENAISSANCE OF URBANIZATION brings with it side effects and challenges. An increasing number of vehicles is one of its side effects and brings with it new demands to existing infrastructure, particularly those that rely on license plate recognition (LPR) systems such as parking, Read More »

  • The SHAPE of Disabled Parking Enforcement

    An innovative parking enforcement program deputizes volunteers to police parking spaces reserved for the disabled, and they take it very seriously. By Bill Smith, APR Anyone who has a disability or loves someone with a disability has experienced the frustration of not being able to find parking because the designated Read More »

  • Room for a City to Come to Life

    With a capacity of up to 1,000 cars, Dokk1 Parking in Aarhus, Denmark, is the largest fully automated parking system in Europe and an example for big-city parking of the future. By Peter Fangel Poulsen Cars are a natural part of the city’s heartbeat, and many people are dependent on Read More »

  • The Evolution of Urban Parking

    By Clement Gibson, CAPP, and Randy Jones Charlotte’s Park It! program has revolutionized parking in the city center. Charlotte’s Park It! Program has grown and changed with transportation trends to serve city residents and guests beautifully. Charlotte, N.C., is a captivating, colorful, and cosmopolitan city. Center city has three professional Read More »

  • Going Autonomous …or Not

    There’s a lot of talk about driverless vehicles taking over transportation, but how long until we’re really ready? By Thomas Curtis, CAPP It has been more than two years since I last wrote about autonomous vehicle acceptance—where I thought it was heading and how long it would take to get Read More »

  • E-trikes Enter Shared Mobility Picture

    Bike- and scooter-share got a third friend last week, when Gotcha debuted an electric trike at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas. The trike can seat two riders, hit a top speed of about 25 miles per hour, and go 40 miles on a charge, and features running Read More »

  • Member News: Airports Worldwide Consistently Choose INDECT as Their Preferred Parking Guidance System

    Boston, MA (March 7, 2019) INDECT has successfully installed parking guidance technology in fourteen airports across the world with three additional airports under construction and another major hub scheduled to begin mid 2019. Since their first installation in London’s Gatwick Airport in 2006, INDECT has seen the aviation industry shift Read More »

  • Member News: District of Columbia Department of Transportation (DDOT) Parking Services Industry Day

    The District of Columbia Department of Transportation (DDOT) invites interested technology and service companies to participate in a “Parking Services Industry Day” at R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center*, 2730 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington, DC 20032 on Friday April 5 th and Saturday April 6 th from 10AM – 4PM. Read More »

  • #BalanceForBetter: My Experience

    By Alejandra “Alex” Argudin, CAPP This year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) theme, #BalanceforBetter, couldn’t hit closer to home! As a professional in an unbalanced industry–parking–I have always strived to work hard and be confident about being able to perform at the same level, if not a higher one, than any Read More »

  • Member News: TIBA Parking Systems Expands Within California Market, Wins City of Pasadena’s Eight City Owned Garages With 58+ Lanes of PARCS Solutions

    Agreement Also Includes Multi-Year Contract for Support and Service Pasadena, CA (March 7, 2019) – TIBA Parking Systems has been selected by the City of Pasadena to be their long-term parking technology partner. TIBA will create and install a comprehensive parking technology package to manage parking for 58+ lanes in eight Read More »

  • Member News: FlashParking’s Enterprise Platform to Power Parkway Corporation’s Garage Portfolio, Positioning Companies as Leaders in Mobility Ecosystem

    AUSTIN, TX, (March 6, 2019) — Parkway and FlashParking announce the parking industry’s first enterprise-wide partnership through which FlashParking has become the exclusive parking technology provider for Parkway Corporation’s owned garage portfolio. By standardizing on FlashParking’s enterprise platform, Parkway will improve customer experience through consistent operations and analytics across their portfolio. The Read More »

  • Parallel Parking Sign Vigilante Lauded as Neighborhood Hero

    A Los Angeles man is up to here with people who leave too much space between vehicles when parallel parking and he’s taking matters into his own hands–much to the delight of his neighbors. Derek Boonstra says he’s spent too much time circling his neighborhood looking for parking spaces because Read More »

  • How Often Should I Post on My Brand’s Social Media?

    By Stacy Stockard A few nights ago, I was finishing a design project for my local chapter of a national nonprofit. As I looked up some identity guidelines, I stumbled across the national organization’s suggested social media posting frequency. It recommended starting with five social media networks and making 60 Read More »

  • Member News: Best-in-Class Parking Enforcement through PRRS “Screamer PE1” Program

    Denver, CO (March 5, 2019) – Parking Revenue Recovery Services (PRRS), Inc., new leaders in Parking Enforcement and Collections Services, is excited to announce its launch of the PRRS Screamer PE1 program. The PRRS Screamer PE1 program delivers a turn-key enforcement solution to clients that includes enforcement staff on the Read More »

  • Reaching Out

    By Mary Mabry, CAPP When we discuss why parking, mobility and transportation industry professionals love what they do, it involves many aspects of what I term conflict resolution. In my conversations with numerous professionals, I have heard how difficult it is to maneuver opportunities, provide options, and stay on top Read More »

  • Member News: Lancaster Parking Authority Earns Accredited Parking Organization Distinction

    LANCASTER, Penna. (Feb. 28, 2019) – The Lancaster Parking Authority (LPA) has earned the designation of Accredited Parking Organization (APO). Shawn Conrad, CEO, of the International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI), presented the APO credential to Larry J. Cohen, CAPP, executive director of the LPA, at the organization’s monthly board Read More »

  • EVs, Compacts, SUVs Center Stage at Geneva Auto Show

    Lots of talk about doing business in a new trade environment, plenty of electric vehicles (EVS), and loads of both compact cars and SUVs will take center stage at the Geneva International Motor Show this week; the show is traditionally a harbinger of what’s to come on the roads. With Read More »

  • Mid-South Transportation and Parking Association (MSTPA) 2019 Conference & Trade Show

    The Mid-South Transportation and Parking Association Annual Spring Conference and Tradeshow will provide you and your co-workers with an affordable opportunity to network with and learn from your colleagues and leaders in the industry. This years conference and trade show is packed with educational programming the addresses the changing landscape Read More »

  • MSTPA Annual Spring Conference

    MID-SOUTH TRANSPORTATION & PARKING ASSOCIATION  2019 Annual Spring Conference and Tradeshow The Mid-South Transportation and Parking Association annual conference will provide you with an affordable opportunity to network with and learn from your colleagues and leaders in the industry. March 4-6, 2019 Hilton Lexington Downtown Lexington, Kentucky Mark Your Calendars! Read More »

  • Google Deletes Parking from Annual Conference

    Google’s annual I/O developer conference brings about 5,000 attendees to Mountain View, Calif., for three days of in-depth sessions on all things tech. This year’s event will omit one notable feature: parking. Starting last week, Google let ticket attendees know the 2019 conference is a no-cars event. “In an effort Read More »

  • CAPP Compadres, Part Two

    By Tiffany Brander In an earlier post, you heard from my friend and CAPP Mentor Casey Jones, CAPP, who began sharing our CAPP Mentor Program experience. In this post, I’ll discuss why I’ve chosen to pursue my CAPP as well as apply for the Mentor Program. When I joined the Read More »

  • Member News: The Corners of Brookfield Installs Custom-designed INDECT Parking Guidance System

    Brookfield, WI (February 27, 2019) INDECT USA announces the latest installation of their intelligent parking guidance system at The Corners of Brookfield in Brookfield, Wisconsin. The new parking guidance system is part of the town’s $7 million upgrade and includes custom designed wayfinding signs with extra-large digits that can be Read More »

  • Member News: TIS, Inc. Parking Guidance System Selected for Vancouver’s Pacific Centre

    TIS, Inc. has been selected to provide the Parking Guidance System for the 1800-space Pacific Centre’s parking garage in downtown Vancouver, BC. EasyPark of Vancouver manages parking operations at the iconic landmark. The Pacific Centre development features over 100 stores and shops, and welcomes more than 22 million visitors per year. The Read More »

  • Member News: ParkCloud Flying High with Riga International Airport Renewal

    European online parking reservation leader, ParkCloud, has finalised a renewal contract with Europe’s second fastest growing airport, Riga International. Following consistent booking growth over the three-year contract term, ParkCloud will continue to market on-site parking at Riga Airport – known via its code RIX – through numerous consumer-facing channels. Passengers Read More »

  • Developing a Daily Kaizen Culture

    By LaWana Richmond, EdD Our organization is in the midst of a Shingo Lean cultural transformation. While many people are familiar with Lean Six Sigma, Shingo Lean is better suited to our organizational needs. Our customer promise is that customers will be at the center of every service we provide Read More »

  • Member News: FlashParking’s Innovative System Passes Annual PCI DSS Compliance Audit; Ensures Placement as the Parking and Mobility Industry’s Leading Secure Payment Partner

    FlashParking continues to lead the charge in payment security compliance, a critical factor for any parking operations, as the leading PCI DSS Level 1 Service Provider in the parking industry Austin, TX (February 25, 2019) – FlashParking, a leading provider of cloud-based parking and mobility solutions, announces another successful annual Read More »

  • Online Course: Article Quiz: Environmental Sustainability, Wellness, Third Party Certifications and Parking

    Level: Foundational/basic course About the course: This is an online reading course with a quiz to complete once you finish reading the bundled articles.  Read the articles about sustainable parking and mobility projects, the WELL Building Standard, Parksmart and LEED certification. Recognize how the parking and mobility industry is embracing Read More »

  • Bill May Fund Transit Access with Parking Tax

    A bill passed by the New Jersey General Assembly yesterday may fund projects to ease access to mass transit by placing a tax on parking. Drivers in the state’s six largest cities would pay a 3.5 percent tax on parking if the bill becomes law. The tax would not apply Read More »

  • Embracing My Inner New Bee

    No one chooses parking; you kind of just fall into it. It’s the common storyline I came across while networking at the 2018 IPI Conference & Expo, and I relate. See, I was a recent college graduate, who had worked customer service for transportation at the University of California, Riverside Read More »

  • Making Curb Space More Productive

    Parking and mobility professionals knew this was coming: As more mobility options hit the market, competition for curb space is growing. A unique partnership in one city is trying to strike balance between users before the situation grows any more challenging. In Cincinnati, Ohio, city officials have partnered with Mobility Read More »

  • An Act of Kindness

    By Kim Fernandez Despite four registers humming at record speed, the pharmacy line had backed up when I joined it the other afternoon. It didn’t take long to identify the holdup–the customer at register two. Her back and neck curved over her silver, tennis-ball-footed walker in a lopsided C. A Read More »

  • Military Planning and Super Bowl Parking

    By Brett Munkel, CAPP Though I never served in our armed forces, I consider myself a fan of military history and enjoy diving into accounts of various campaigns through the centuries.  An aspect often overlooked is that battles and wars are not won through the force of strength alone. What Read More »

  • Member News: netPark & Hamilton Install Complete PARCS System for Green Mango Airport Parking

    netPark & Hamilton install complete PARCS system for Green Mango Airport Parking near the Jacksonville International Airport. Green Mango provides both valet, self park & cruise parking options to travelers parking at Jacksonville International Airport & cruise port. Green Mango is utilizing the netPark cloud based revenue control system, mobile Read More »

  • Member News: Ballparc Partners With Allpro Parking to Streamline Enforcement in Cincinnati, OH

    Cloud-based parking enforcement platform helps operator improve collection rates, customer service, and operational efficiency Cincinnati, OH  – Ballparc is pleased to announce the launch of its Enforcement solution with Allpro Parking in the operator’s Cincinnati, OH market. The cloud-based handheld system will allow Allpro to patrol their locations and issue Read More »

  • IPMI Parking Data Analytics Snapshot (2017)

    Download the full pdf here.

  • 2019 Insider’s Guide to the International Parking & Mobility Institute

    Download the full document to explore member benefits, member survey results, and more.

  • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    By Jaime Snyder, CAPP The good, the bad, and the ugly: all adjectives that can describe the parking industry at some point in time. Some of us who have been in the industry forever have experienced all of these, but the newcomers may still be on that parking industry high Read More »

  • Member News: ParkHub Announces $13 Million Series B Funding Led by Arrowroot Capital

    The investment will allow the Dallas-based parking technology provider to drive sales and marketing growth and accelerate product development. DALLAS, TX / February 19, 2019 / ParkHub, the leading B2B parking technology provider, has announced it has completed its Series B financing. Led by Santa Monica-based Arrowroot Capital, a leading Read More »

  • Member News: ParkCloud Brings Sata Azores Airlines Partnership into Land

    One of Portugal’s leading airlines, Sata Azores Airlines, is the latest international carrier to choose ParkCloud to market its parking services online for its global network of passengers. As the European leader in its field with in excess of 22 airline collaborations, ParkCloud is well situated in the market to support Read More »

  • Five Autonomous Trends on the Way

    Autonomous cars have seemed a long way off for quite some time, but Forbes says they’re closer than we think–in fact, they list five trends that they say we need to be ready for this year, if not soon after: Level 5 AVs. Completely driverless cars may be on the Read More »

  • Trade Your Stress for Awesome

    By Rita Pagan There seems to be no defined line between work and home life these days. A typical work day can be as easy as 9-5 or as long and hard as working 12 to 15 hours straight, not even realizing you missed lunch and dinner. Even after hopping Read More »

  • Member News: San Diego International Airport Strikes Parksmart Gold

    As part of its successful pursuit of Parksmart Gold certification, the San Diego Regional Airport Authority worked with the design team for the San Diego International Airport Terminal 2 Parking Plaza to integrate design elements that not only promoted sustainable parking, but also elevated the user experience for travelers. As Read More »

  • Landmark London Garage to be Demolished

    After a long fight by preservationists and lovers of Brutalist architecture to save it, the hammer fell earlier this week. London’s Welbeck Car Park was denied protected status and will be demolished to make room for a new hotel. Designed in the 1960s to serve customers of a department store Read More »

  • Member News: IDeaS Enables Raleigh-Durham International Airport to Transform Its Parking Business

    RDU to implement demand-based, dynamic pricing technology to optimize capacity for 18,830 parking spaces Tweet this: Taking parking to new heights! @RDUAirport to implement @IDeaSCarParkRMS to #RevUp its parking pricing. #RevenueScience www.ideas.com/news MINNEAPOLIS, MN—February 12, 2019—With passenger numbers exceeding 12.8 million in 2018, Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) is the primary Read More »

  • Member News: Parked in Six Seconds – How SP+ GAMEDAY Leveraged ParkHub to Help Fans Find a Spot at the Big Game

    The National Parking Powerhouse Utilized ParkHub’s Leading Technology to Aid the Fans’ Arrival for a Fourth Consecutive Year DALLAS, TX / ACCESSWIRE / February 12, 2019 / 70,081 fans, 2,491 cars, 39 limos, 36 buses. An often-overlooked feat of skill and strategy takes place just before the Big Game begins Read More »

  • Member News: INRIX Ranks Most Congested Cities in the World- INRIX 2018 Global Traffic Scorecard Just Released

    Boston (164 hours lost due to congestion) and Washington D.C. (155 hours) ranked as the most congested cities in the United States, over 15 hours per year more than the next most congested cities, Chicago (138 hours) and Seattle (138 hours) New York City (133 hours), Los Angeles (128 hours), Read More »

  • Member News: Former Holiday Taxis Boss Takes The Chair at ParkCloud 

    The Board of European airport parking leader, ParkCloud, has named industry stalwart, Peter Hilton, as its first Chairperson. Having spearheaded global growth in his previous role as Chief Executive of worldwide transport company, Holiday Taxis, Peter will now take up the newly created role, acting as an intermediary between shareholders Read More »

  • IPMI Webinar: Curb Management: Strategies and Tech to Define, Manage, and Enforce the Curb

    On-Demand Webcast: $35.00 for IPMI Members, $50.00 for Non-Members Description: Struggling with curb management or just starting to think about it? You’re not alone—balancing shared use of this limited and valuable real estate is a challenge, and it’s only projected to become more complicated from here. Learn what curb management is Read More »

  • Changing the Narrative

    By Chelsea Webster Have you ever unjustly gotten a parking ticket? Had your car towed? Encountered a broken parking meter or machine and been unable to pay for your parking session? Unsuccessfully tried to appeal a violation notice? As parking professionals, we sometimes become desensitized to these very real (and Read More »

  • The Hype Cycle

    By David Hill, CAPP, MA The other day, I happened upon an article that introduced me to the Gartner Hype Cycle. The Hype Cycle is a theoretical model postulated by Gartner, Inc, a research and advisory firm in business, IT, and customer experience. It suggests a conceptual representation of how the Read More »

  • Member News: INDECT Parking Guidance System is a Success at Warner Bros. WorldTM, Abu Dhabi.

    Yas Island, Abu Dhabi (February 11, 2019) INDECT, the parking industry’s leading provider of sensor-based parking guidance systems, has completed their latest parking guidance installation at Abu Dhabi’s newest theme park, Warner Bros. WorldTM. A total of 1250 ultrasonic, single-space sensors and 50 wayfinding signs have been installed in the Read More »

  • TV Crew Follows Investigators Cracking Down on Disabled Placard Abuse

    California has embarked on a wide-ranging program to catch drivers illegally using disabled parking placards. The effort comes on the heels of an estimate that one in 10 placards in the state is misused, either with drivers parking in ADA-reserved spaces when they’re not driving a person to whom a Read More »

  • Member News: New Transportation Center Breaks Ground in Oxford

    The Oxford Multi-Modal Transportation Center signals new growth for the borough’s historic downtown area Oxford, PA – The Harman Group (THG), a firm specializing in structural engineering and parking planning and design, is pleased to announce the groundbreaking of the Oxford Multi-Modal Transportation Center. The center will provide parking for 266 cars Read More »

  • Member News: Chicago’s Iconic Navy Pier Installs INDECT’s Premium Camera-Based Parking Guidance System

    Chicago, IL (February 8, 2019) INDECT USA announces that installation of their premium camera-based parking guidance system, the UPSOLUT, is currently underway at Navy Pier in Chicago, IL. Navy Pier is the Midwest’s number one tourist attraction with over 8 million visitors each year. Since its construction in 1916, the Read More »

  • Concrete Jungle: Where Dreams are Made and Lessons Learned

    By Bonnie Watts, CEM I hadn’t been to New York City in many years, but my niece was recently trying out for “The Voice” and asked if I would take her. Of course, I began planning the trip and finding a hotel near tryouts, restaurants, must-see tourist attractions, and of Read More »

  • Member News: ParkCloud Is All Systems Go With Airport App FLIO

    European airport parking leader, ParkCloud, has extended its partner network with leading global airport information app, FLIO. Voted one of ‘The Best Travel Apps of 2018’ by PCMag.com, FLIO works together with partners to improve passengers’ airport experience through mobile. The newly agreed technology partnership will allow FLIO’s app users Read More »

  • Member News: Passio Technologies Introduces Passio InfoVision™ to Enhance the Transportation Experience

    Passio Technologies recently announced a new partnership and service line designed to further enhance the transportation experience for its clients. Passio InfoVision™ is the latest solution for delivering high definition video content and on-board route and stop information for transit passengers in real time. In partnership with Nixplay™, Passio InfoVision™ Read More »

  • Member News: Gun Lake Casino Installs INDECT Parking Guidance System

    WAYLAND, MI (January 9, 2019) INDECT USA and PARKING GUIDANCE SYSTEMS today jointly announce their latest installation at the Gun Lake Casino in Wayland, Michigan. An INDECT level counting system was successfully installed in the newly constructed, multi-level parking garage monitoring over 960 spaces as well as a new VIP Read More »

  • Member News: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Chooses INDECT’s Advanced UPSOLUT Multifunction Parking Guidance System

    Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has chosen INDECT as the preferred parking guidance system as part of its $6 billion expansion and modernization plan. The airport’s building and renovation program, referred to as ALTNext, is part of a 20-year plan that aims to maintain Hartsfield-Jackson as the nation’s leading airport by Read More »

  • Member News: Chicago’s ROW Self Park Garage Successfully Introduces the First Gateless Premium Parking Area in the USA.

    Chicago, IL (January 18, 2019) INDECT USA today announces the successful installation of a first-class parking area at ROW Self Park Garage in downtown Chicago. The entire first ramp of ROW garage has been transformed into a first-class parking experience with 40 wider spaces, brighter LED lighting and INDECT’s Upsolut Read More »

  • Member News: Airpark Parking Now Using The netPark PARCS at EWR

    Airpark Parking near the Newark Airport now utilizing netPark’s cloud based PARCS, prepaid reservation system, customer loyalty program and the Hamilton line of parking hardware.  Airpark Parking Newark provides parking services for EWR travelers.  Airpark customers are able to reserve and prepay for a parking space which allows for a Read More »

  • Dockless Car-share Introduced in Ireland

    A new electric vehicle (EV) share model may change the way people use car-share, at least in Ireland. The twist? Park the car anywhere you want when you’re finished with it. Danish company Green Mobility operates its sharing service in operational zones, which are often defined as specific city limits. Read More »

  • Parksmart Advisor — Online, Instructor-Led Training — February 7, 2019

    Parksmart Advisors lead clients through the certification process for sustainable parking structures. The Parksmart program is now offered under by the USGBC/GBCI alongside the suite of LEED and other sustainability rating systems. IPMI is the USGBC Education Partner providing the education required to earn this valuable certificate. This is a Read More »

  • Pros and Cons of Mobile Apps for City Parking

    By Chris Everett For awhile, technology continued to advance while municipal parking operations remained stuck in the old days. Long after folks living in cities had smartphones and electronic ways of navigating through downtowns, they still had to pay for parking using coin meters and pay stations with slots for Read More »

  • 2019 New England Parking Council (NEPC) Municipal Forum

    The Municipal Forum is FREE to all NEPC Members.

  • New England Parking Council (NEPC) Municipal Forum

    New England Parking Council, (NEPC), host forums and seminars year-round. These educational events allow NEPC members to showcase current projects and share challenges and solutions within the parking industry. In addition, forums and seminars provide an opportunity for members to network with colleagues throughout the New England region. While all Read More »

  • Planning for the Short Term

    Industry experts talk about their strategies for sustainability and efficiency. Compiled by Rachel Yoka, CAPP, LEED AP BD+C 17-12 planning for the short term EVERY ASPECT of garage planning, design, construction, and operation has sustainability effects. The choices we make affect the triple bottom line of people, planet, and profit—but Read More »

  • KNOW YOUR (PROPERTY) RIGHTS

    By Leonard T. Bier, CAPP, JD; and Michael J. Ash, Esq. Parking requires facility owners, operators, and users to occupy physical space. Therefore, real estate is an essential component of parking. A basic understanding of legal property rights can help guide parking owners and operators in making decisions about the Read More »

  • A Green Year in Review

    Sustainable parking case studies that made 2017 greener. MEGAN LEINART, LEED AP BD+C 2017 has been another year for the books, and the parking, trans­portation, and mobility industry is no exception. We continue to see significant advancements in sustainability in parking design and construction, technologies, and management and operations. Experts Read More »

  • Alternate Project Delivery Methods: Breaking the Mold

    By Alex Smith, AAE Capital improvement projects are the lifeblood of maintaining a parking facility. Some projects repair crumbling infrastructure, others offer customers with value-added products, and some have an effect on parking and mobility within a community through planning studies. The vehicle by which these projects are procured and Read More »

  • Parksmart Advisor — Online, Instructor-Led Training — February 5, 2019

    Parksmart Advisors lead clients through the certification process for sustainable parking structures. The Parksmart program is now offered under by the USGBC/GBCI alongside the suite of LEED and other sustainability rating systems. IPMI is the USGBC Education Partner providing the education required to earn this valuable certificate. This is a Read More »

  • Will AVs Avoiding Parking Cause Gridlock?

    A new study says autonomous vehicles may decide to cruise around rather than parking when not in use, raising concerns that they may add to gridlock in downtown areas. Human-driven cars must be parked when the humans get out of the vehicle. But driverless cars can just keep going and Read More »

  • BIKE SHARE: WHAT NOW?

    By Ron Steedley, CAPP, MEd Bike share used to be an “if” but now it appears to be a “when.” We need to plan, prepare, and be ready to roll out this mobility option in our jurisdictions when vendors come knocking. As transportation professionals, we already know bike share is Read More »

  • Going Green: How parking can become a part of the global green infrastructure

    By Sarah Stanley AS THE WORLD’S LARGEST CAR MARKET, China is making significant moves to spur the growth of electric vehicles (EVs). The Chinese government announced this past fall that it will be moving toward banning the sale and production of fossil fuel vehicles. China is not the first to Read More »

  • The Future of Parking

    By John Dorsett No one can know what the future holds, but I am optimistic parking will play a meaningful role and not be buried somewhere with all of the buggy whips. Parking has changed in past decades, it will continue to change, and the change will likely be incremental. Read More »

  • An Autonomous Future Right Now

    By Kim Fernandez The tour of your new neighborhood begins on an eight-passenger, electric, autonomous shuttle. You settle in and enjoy watching the scenery go by outside—houses and townhouses, shops and restaurants, offices and parks, and the massive solar farm that powers it all. When you reach the edge of Read More »

  • Kickin’ Cliches

    By Helen Sullivan, APR, Fellow PRSA I am as guilty as anyone (probably more so) of peppering my writing, blog posts, emails, presentations, and spoken communications with clichés–words or expressions so overused that they lack originality. That’s why it is with mixed mortification and delight that I am sharing Robert Read More »

  • Developers: There’s Really Not Enough Parking

    What if they built a transit station and people didn’t come, or at least took their time coming? That’s what’s happening in Tysons, Va., a busy, business-filled suburb of Washington, D.C., where parking maximums are putting the squeeze on roads–at least, according to developers. Planners said a new Metro stop Read More »

  • Parksmart Advisor — Online, Instructor-Led Training — January 31, 2019

    Parksmart Advisors lead clients through the certification process for sustainable parking structures. The Parksmart program is now offered under by the USGBC/GBCI alongside the suite of LEED and other sustainability rating systems. IPMI is the USGBC Education Partner providing the education required to earn this valuable certificate. This is a Read More »

  • Me, Inc.

    By Justin L. Grunert MSM. I am coming up on my first work anniversary at IPMI. After a year of working with great members and great coworkers and working for great bosses, I’ve been reflecting on the fact that I am very fortunate to have a work environment/culture that supports Read More »

  • IPMI Professional Development Video Series

    Moving Forward is IPMI’s monthly professional development newsletter, highlighting educational opportunities and professional development tools and advice. Each newsletter features a new professional development video. To watch all of the videos available, please search our Resource Center or check out our YouTube channel. 2019 Moving Forward Professional Development Video Series Read More »

  • Member News: IDeaS Revs Up Parking Segment Investment to Satisfy Increasing Airport Demand for Revenue Management

    IDeaS increases its commitment to current and future parking clients by growing its dedicated parking team MINNEAPOLIS, MN—January 29, 2019—IDeaS Revenue Solutions continues to increase its commitment to its parking business segment, investing in its sales and account management teams to support record growth and expanded airport demand for revenue Read More »

  • Member News: ParkCloud Hails New City Centre HQ as Prime Location for Growth

    With sights firmly fixed on market expansion, European airport parking leader, ParkCloud, has procured a new Manchester head office base at 55 Spring Gardens. Following the announcement of its new ownership structure in 2018, ParkCloud’s new phase of growth spearheaded a need for a more collaborative work space to accommodate Read More »

  • What if the Unthinkable Happens–Again?

    By David M. Feehan On July 30, 2016, a 1,000-year flood devastated Ellicott City, Md., wiping out sections of the historic downtown, carrying cars down the flooded street, and closing down businesses for months. No one predicted a flood of this magnitude, which dumped a total of six inches of Read More »

  • Parksmart Advisor — Online, Instructor-Led Training — January 29, 2019

    Parksmart Advisors lead clients through the certification process for sustainable parking structures. The Parksmart program is now offered under by the USGBC/GBCI alongside the suite of LEED and other sustainability rating systems. IPMI is the USGBC Education Partner providing the education required to earn this valuable certificate. This is a Read More »

  • The Non-Linear Journey of Professional Development

    By Rachel Yoka, CAPP, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP There is something to be said for learning new things. From a “light” interest in exploring new and wide-ranging topics through books, podcasts, or TED Talks, to the pursuit of a new academic or professional credential, these experiences challenge and change Read More »

  • On the Lighter Side of Leadership

    “First rule of leadership: Everything is your fault.” -A Bug’s Life. We’re easing back in on a Monday morning (who’s with us?) and when we saw Inc.’s story listing 17 powerfully inspiring (and funny) quotes for every leader, we couldn’t resist sharing. Because, well, everybody who’s ever led anyone has Read More »

  • Parking is a Civil Right

    By Shawn Conrad, CAE My family wanted to bring a grandparent to a family function but learned quickly that this task would not be easy to accomplish. The grandparent used a wheelchair and needed the services of a wheelchair-accessible van. Calls were made to paratransit companies and it was rather Read More »

  • Member News: Lancaster Parking Authority Installs AEDs in Garages and Facilities

    LANCASTER, PA. (Jan. 22, 2019) – The Lancaster Parking Authority has installed eight automated external defibrillators (AEDs), in six garages and offices to help individuals who might experience a sudden cardiac arrest. Anyone can use the devices and individuals attempting to save a life are covered by the Good Samaritan Read More »

  • Are E-scooters Here to Stay?

    By L. Dennis Burns, CAPP Mobility Lab has referred to 2018 as the Year of the Curb. One big reason for this was the rapid and broad emergence of dockless e-scooters. In the January 8 issue of Mobility Lab Express, Director Paul Mackie reflects on everything we know about scooters Read More »

  • Autonomous Technology Good News for Detroit

    Waymo, Google’s self-driving vehicle arm, is looking for a built factory in Detroit to outfit cars with its autonomous technology, giving Motor City a major role in future transportation. The company received an $8 million grant from the state of Michigan to locate there, and says the factory will be Read More »

  • ArchDaily: Robotic Parking Enables Urban Architecture

    ArchDaily this week sang the praises of robotic or automated parking, using the Dokk1 garage in Denmark as an example. The technology, says the post, saves space and time and makes parking something that can fit into tight spaces and offer a convenient option for drivers. Well, we knew that. Read More »

  • SWOT Analysis: A Valuable Tool For Your Program

    By Jennifer I. Tougas, CAPP, PhD Director, WKU Parking & Transportation Services, Member, IPMI Board of Directors Our department held a staff retreat last week. It was the first time in a very long time that we had all operating units together for staff development. Given the nature of our Read More »

  • Effective Osmosis

    By Courtney Turner My family has a whiteboard in our kitchen we use to keep track of upcoming events—things like school early release days, baseball games and practices, orthodontist appointments, etc. Pretty much our daily grind. More than a year ago, in an attempt to motivate my kids, I took Read More »

  • How Davos will Advance Transportation and Mobility

    The World Economic Forum meets in Davos, Switzerland, next week, bringing together great minds from around the world. Transportation and mobility are high on the agenda this year and the meeting’s Future of Mobility sessions will include CEOs and executives from Uber, Boeing, Volkswagen, Volvo, and transportation officials from cities Read More »

  • Member News: netPark & Interflight Provide Frictionless Parking Solution to MKE Airport

    netPark’s Reservation and PARCS System now providing 36 lanes of frictionless parking to Milwaukee International Airport travelers.   MKE travelers can now book prepaid parking reservations and easily scan their smart phone for entry and exit from any of MKE’s many parking lots.  netPark partners with Interflight Parking Company, who manages Read More »

  • IPMI Webinar: Municipal Procurement: Repeating Mistakes on Purpose

    On-Demand Webcast: $35.00 for IPMI Members, $50.00 for Non-Members Description: Are your RFPs for technology products finding the best products for your operation at the best price? RFPs aim to introduce a level playing field for vendors and reduce any potential for favoritism, and garner the best prices. But it Read More »

  • MaaS Initiative Launched

    By L. Dennis Burns, CAPP The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) has established a mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) initiative to raise awareness of new and emerging issues/technologies. “The proliferation of ride-hailing, bike-sharing, and most recently electric scooters has expanded the availability of transportation choices and is addressing some of the first- and Read More »

  • City of Eugene Parking Sponsors Safe Rides Home

    By Jeff Petry This New Year’s Eve, community members in the Eugene, Ore., metro area had more smart transportation options to choose from than ever before due to great collaboration between public, private, and nonprofit organizations. City of Eugene Parking Services was a sponsor of the Safe Rides Home effort Read More »

  • Adaptive Reuse Becomes Reality

    Parking and mobility pros have been talking about adaptive reuse for awhile now, but the mainstream media has caught on. So have architects, who are designing real projects whose parking garages could be transformed into office, housing, retail, or any number of other uses should the need arise somewhere down Read More »

  • Member News: Denison Parking Invests in Customer Service Offerings

    Indianapolis, IN (January 3, 2019) — Denison Parking, an Indianapolis-based parking operator, has acquired the assets of SOPHI Global, LLC, a boutique valet parking company. These assets will become a part of newly formed Denison Parking subsidiary, Denison Mobility, LLC. The move supports Denison Parking’s efforts to expand valet, as well Read More »

  • Preparing for Bad Behavior

    By Cindy Campbell Hostility. Aggression. Belligerence. Incivility. Rudeness. All these words describe bad human behavior. Again this week, an over-the-top outburst was caught on video and went viral. Maybe you’ve seen it: A female would-be airline passenger went ballistic at the gate, reportedly because her flight was delayed. It’s disheartening Read More »

  • Four Tips to Achieve Your Goals

    By Vicki Pero, SPHR As a new year begins, many people and organizations are focused on goal setting. Often, sometime in the first few months of the year, goals are modified or abandoned because we’ve fallen off track and achieving them seems out of reach. Instead of sharing a bunch Read More »

  • Lawrence Burns and the Future of Parking and Mobility

    Talk about the future of mobility–specifically, shared, electric, autonomous vehicles–and it won’t be long before somebody brings Lawrence Burns into the conversation. That’s for good reason; before he wrote the bestseller “Autonomy: The Quest to Build the Driverless Car–and How it will Reshape Our World,” he was the expert Waymo Read More »

  • NYE on the Strip: Party with 300,000 of Your Closest Friends

    By Bruce Barclay, CAPP It is 5 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. Freeway off ramps leading to the Las Vegas Strip are being shut down to vehicular traffic. By 6:15 p.m., all major east/west arteries that access the Strip will be closed. By 7 p.m., there will be a hard Read More »

  • Member News: ParkWhiz Rebrands as ArriveTM

    ArriveTM Delivers Last-Mile Mobility Solutions to Navigation Systems, Voice Platforms, Websites, Mobile Apps and In-Car Dashboards, Plus the Company’s ParkWhiz and BestParking Consumer Brands Chicago, January 7, 2019 – ParkWhiz Inc. announced today that it is rebranding as ArriveTM Inc., capping its transformation into the leading provider of solutions for the last mile Read More »

  • Ford, Cities Partner on the Future of Mobility

    Ford Motor Company’s in-house futurist has started in-depth meetings with U.S. city leaders to try and forecast how shared, autonomous vehicles might affect daily life and what infrastructure, regulations, and other things need to be put into place before widespread adoption. A few highlights from a Washington Post story on the effort: Read More »

  • Member News: Allpro Parking Starts 2019 by Adding to Their Downtown Buffalo Portfolio

    Allpro Parking, LLC Assumes the Operation of the 554 Pearl Street Lot in Downtown Buffalo Buffalo, NY, January 1, 2019 – Allpro Parking is pleased to announce that effective from January 1, 2019, the company has successfully taken over the full operation of the 108-space parking lot located at 554 Pearl Read More »

  • New Year, New You?

    By Michelle W. Jones, CMP The phrase “auld lang syne” literally translates to “old long since,” and basically means “days gone by.’”* And like in the movie “When Harry Met Sally,” most of don’t really understand the song’s meaning and fake the lyrics as we attempt to sing along each Read More »

  • Lighting it Up

    By David M. Feehan Some years ago, when I was president of the Downtown Community Alliance in Des Moines, Iowa, I had a conversation with then-City Manager Eric Anderson about signage and wayfinding. I argued we should take responsibility for a visitor’s journey into downtown and to a parking place Read More »

  • Online Course: Parksmart Sustainability Solution Series 1: Parking Pricing, Recycling and More

    Level: Foundational/basic course. About the course:   The four modules that make up this course are modeled after the first four elements for Section A: Management of the Parksmart Certification Standard.  The modules are parking pricing, shared parking, transportation management association (TMA)/organization (TMO), and recycling program. This course will provide information on what evidence Read More »

  • Cybersecurity Concerns and AVs

    What happens if the autonomous vehicle you’re in gets hacked? Experts say it’s not a small concern and keeping the driverless cars’ data and systems secure should be top of mind. But they also say developers may not have considered all the possible risks. Tripwire‘s State of Security blog addresses Read More »

  • Celebrating the Season

    By Kathleen Federici, MEd Well, it’s finally here. The season we think about all year long, yet are never prepared for when it finally arrives. In my area, free parking is being gifted as we shop during certain hours of the weekend. Everyone is a buzz, stores and parking lots Read More »

  • The Road Ahead

    What does mobility look like going forward? It’s certainly a much-discussed question in the industry, but also a hot topic among drivers, cities, and the general public. And now the Smithsonian is taking a look into what it says might be the future of transportation. The newest exhibit at the Read More »

  • Member News: NextGen Parking Awarded Houston Galleria Contract

    The Houston Galleria, a Simon Property, has awarded NextGen Parking a contract for the upgrade and addition of parking access and revenue control equipment in two of its lots and four of its garages. Spanning 2.4 million square feet of space, housing 400 fine stores and restaurants, two high-rise hotels, Read More »

  • Admiring the People at the Top

    By John Mason, CAPP One of the executives I work with started at a young age installing revenue control equipment and worked his way through the ranks of the company to the top. Even though it was family owned at the time, he pushed his way through. He became a Read More »

  • Five Things to Make Every Day a Success

    By Jay Manno One thing we all have in common in our professional lives in the parking/mobility arena is we all want to be successful! Not just for ourselves, but for the people around us. As team leaders, it’s up to all of us to create a positive atmosphere that Read More »

  • Waymo Test Vehicles Under (Literal) Attack

    Not everyone is in love with the idea of autonomous vehicles and Waymo, formerly known as Google’s self-driving car project, is learning about it firsthand, as a slew of their test vehicles have come under attack. Waymo vans on the road in Arizona have had tires slashed and their safety Read More »

  • L.A. Metro Unveils Multi-mode Service

    The Los Angeles Metro has added bike-share options to its Transit Access Pass (TAP) card accounts and plans to branch out to scooter-share, transportation network company (TNC) options, and even reserving a parking space with the card in the not-too-distant future. TAP card users can reserve a bike at 90 Read More »

  • Minneapolis to Eliminate Parking Minimums

    The City of Minneapolis, Minn., this week moved to eliminate off-street parking minimums throughout the city, becoming the third major U.S. municipality to do so. One source reported that 29 percent of renting households in Minneapolis do not own cars. The move by the city is part of its Minneapolis Read More »

  • IPMI Webinar: Dashboards! Science-Based Decision Making

    On-Demand Webcast: $35.00 for IPMI Members, $50.00 for Non-Members Description: For several years we’ve been given the gift of Big Data, available now as a result of connected systems and the internet of things. While we often have access to far more data that can help us make those decisions, it Read More »

  • Member News: ParkMobile Launches New ParkColumbus App Offering Mobile Parking Payments in the City of Columbus

    People in the City of Columbus will be able to easily pay for parking right from their mobile device ATLANTA, Dec. 12, 2018 — Today ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America, announced the launch of the new ParkColumbus app. The ParkColumbus app is an important component of the Read More »

  • Member News: Another Win for Parking Division

    Parking Division emerged as the winner of the prestigious award of “Best Parking Program / Service” at the 2018 Gulf Traffic Awards ceremony which took place in Dubai on the 4th of Dec, 2018. The award which recognizes parking service excellence, innovative solutions, replicability and achievements of the Division in Read More »

  • Member News: ParkCloud Accelerates Italian Market Growth with Palermo Airport

    Building on the recent announcement that ParkCloud now holds on-site parking partnerships with Italy’s top five airports, the European online parking reservation leader has further expanded its growth within the Italian airport network with the addition of Italy’s ninth* largest airport – Palermo. The newly agreed contract will enable ParkCloud to Read More »

  • Sustainable Garages in Wood

    When’s the last time you saw a parking garage that featured wood as a primary construction material? Thanks to advances in technology and research, it may be coming to a facility near you. Engineered wood is strong, sequesters carbon, and produces significantly less greenhouse gas emissions during production and transport Read More »

  • CAPP Compadres

    By Casey Jones, CAPP I’d like to introduce you to Tiffany Brander. Tiffany works for the Missoula Parking Commission (MPC), an Accredited Parking Organization in Missoula, Mont. The MPC is currently undertaking a downtown master plan update, a design-build parking garage is underway that the MPC is preparing to operate, Read More »

  • Member News: Women in Parking Association Announces 2019 Leadership Board

    December 11, 2018 – The Women in Parking Association, a premier organization focused on advancing and promoting women in the parking industry, announces its 2019 Leadership Board. The association received a significant number of applications for four open board positions. The WIP Leadership Board is expected to guide the vision Read More »

  • Training is Not a One-way Street

    by Kathleen Federici, M.Ed. Keeping your skills current is one of the most important ways you can do your job well and remain resilient when faced with the ever-changing demands of the workplace. Training can also prepare you for new opportunities and help you keep your job in a difficult Read More »

  • Thirty-two Hours in the World’s Self-Driving Car Capital

    What will the world and its communities be like when autonomous vehicles rule the roads? Wired sent a reporter to Chandler, Ariz., where Waymo is large-scale testing on real streets, to find out. The first surprise was how engaged the fire department is in the testing. Would Waymo’s cars run Read More »

  • Seeing Change in a More Flattering Light

    By Justin L Grunert, MSM At a recent conference I attended, the speaker said, “Change is hard at first, messy in the middle, and gorgeous at the end.” Just thinking about change, you realize it is always around you. Summer turns into fall. Sunset occurs sooner during the day. Your Read More »

  • Member News: ParkCloud On Board With Italy’s Top Five Following Venice Airport Wins

    European online parking reservation leader, ParkCloud, has announced it now holds on-site parking partnerships with Italy’s top five airports*, following contract agreements for official parking at both Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) and Treviso Airport (TSF). Owned and operated by Italian airport management company, SAVE Group, both international airports serve Read More »

  • Member News: Umojo and Asura Technologies Announces Strategic Partnership for Delivering Turn-key Garage Parking Management Solutions in the United States

    Philadelphia, PA (December 4, 2018) Asura Technologies, the new generation LPR and video analytics company developing plug ‘n play, camera agnostic, AI-powered data collection systems is proud to announce entering into strategic partnership with Umojo to deliver fully automated, turn-key parking garage management solutions across the United States. “We are truly Read More »

  • Light Bulbs and Light Bulbs

    By Isaiah Mouw, CAPP This year, I worked to make our house a smart home. Our Roomba vacuums our floors. Our Nest controls the temperature. Our speakers and TV are powered by Google Cast. Our light bulbs were swapped out to smart Philips Hue bulbs. Wemo turns lamps on and Read More »

  • Are You an Effective Administrator? Look in the Mirror

    By Jason M. Jones The simple definition of micromanage is to “control every part, however small, of an enterprise or activity.”  Many administrators, including me, are guilty of this more often than we think even if we don’t mean to be this way. We want everything to be perfect but Read More »

  • At A Glance: Fundamentals of Transportation Demand Management (TDM)

    Transportation Demand Management (TDM) can be defined as: Programs, policies, and services that help the traveling public make use of alternatives to driving in single-occupancy vehicles (SOVs) and reducing traffic demand. At A Glance: Fundamentals of Transportation Demand Management (TDM)

  • Online Course: Dennis Snow Virtual Training: Lessons From Disney

    Level: Foundational/basic course About the course: Learn How to Create Magical Customer Service Experiences with Dennis Snow. Based on his 20 years with the Walt Disney World Organization along with many years of consulting with organizations around the world such as the International Parking and Mobility Institute in 2016, Dennis Snow Read More »

  • GULF TRAFFIC & TRANSPOTECH CONFERENCE 2018

    GULF TRAFFIC & TRANSPOTECH CONFERENCE 2018 Download Agenda here.

  • Disney, Nordstrom, and Parking

    By David M. Feehan I was delighted to read the interview with Lee Cockerell in the November issue of The Parking Professional. I’ve always pointed to Disney as the gold standard when it comes to customer service. And I think every parking manager should take to heart the principles of Read More »

  • Florida Parking & Transportation Association 2018 Annual Conference and Trade Show

    Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa 1000 PGA Tour Boulevard, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 For more information, contact Marilyn Etheridge, Association Manager, metheridge1@verizon.net or 813-787-4509 Registration will open in September 2018.

  • Member News: Allpro Parking Returns to Mercy West Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio

    Allpro Parking, LLC is having great results being brought back Buffalo, NY, November 15, 2018 – Allpro Parking is again operating valet services for Mercy West Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. Allpro Parking had previously operated the medical office building valet at this location and was recently asked by the hospital Read More »

  • Member News: Albert Cuyp Car Park Chooses Park Assist’s L4 Smart-Sensor Parking Guidance System

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – November 26th, 2018 – Park Assist has been awarded the Parking Guidance System (PGS) contract for Albert Cuyp Car Park in the City of Amsterdam in partnership with TKH Group’s Cruxin and BB Lightpipe companies. Regarded as “an engineering marvel” by the International Parking & Read More »

  • Member News: PayByPhone Names Roamy Valera, CAPP CEO, US And Canada

    Respected Parking Industry Leader is Chair of International Parking and Mobility’s Board of Directors Vancouver, BC (November 28, 2018)—PayByPhone, the global leader in mobile parking payments, today announced that Roamy Valera has been named CEO, US and Canada. An internationally respected parking industry leader, Valera is the current chair of the Read More »

  • Adaptive Reuse: A Case Study

    Adaptive reuse of parking garages has been an industry conversation topic for a few years, but now consumer-facing publications are getting in on the topic. Forbes features a story about the Motor Mart Garage in Boston, which was built more than 90 years ago. While its occupancy numbers are relatively Read More »

  • When It Comes to Holiday Parking, Are You Naughty or Nice?

    Want to spread goodwill this season? Practice in the parking lot. (Alexandria, Va. – November 29) — As we all know, the holidays are a time of giving – and giving back. Acts of generosity, such as shopping for thoughtful gifts, putting coins into the red charity bucket, donating food Read More »

  • “But is it worth it?” The Unseen ROI of Leadership Skills

    By Rita Pagan Many organizations spend thousands of dollars on professional development for their employees to master skills they think employees can immediately apply to their job and affect the bottom line. But do they truly understand the benefits of investing in leadership skills? And for more than just leaders? Read More »

  • San Francisco Nixing Minimum Parking Requirements

    San Francisco, whose minimum parking requirements for new developments date to the 1950s, is preparing to do away with them, becoming the first major U.S. city to do that. Legislation introduced this week will do away with requirements for minimum numbers of parking spaces at new developments. City leaders say Read More »

  • IPMI Chair Roamy Valera, CAPP, to Head PayByPhone U.S., Canada

    Roamy Valera, CAPP,  has been named CEO, U.S. and Canada, of PayByPhone. An internationally respected parking industry leader, Valera is chair of the International Parking & Mobility Institute’s (IPMI) board of directors. “We are very excited to announce that Roamy Valera has joined PayByPhone as CEO, U.S. and Canada,” says Read More »

  • A New Curb Management Assessment

    By L. Dennis Burns, CAPP It is hard to keep up with all the new research coming out about curb-lane management! I guess this reinforces the IPMI Emerging Trends survey that ranked curb management as one of the top 10 emerging trends last year. The latest curb lane management assessment Read More »

  • Startup Introduces Parking Space-saving Robot

    Black Friday shoppers at malls in five U.S. states and Puerto Rico found a new perk this year: A fleet of robots ready to seek out and save parking spaces the old fashioned way–by sitting in them. MyPark, a Miami company, made headlines this weekend when its robots started showing Read More »

  • This Holiday Season, Spread Some Parking Cheer

    By Matt Davis The season of giving is almost upon us. Once the turkey coma subsides, millions of shoppers will descend upon downtowns and retail centers to do their holiday shopping. During this time when parking demand is at its peak, it’s easy to lose sight of what makes the Read More »

  • Making Better Places

    “North America, along with much of the world, has been building and rebuilding its cities and towns quite badly for more than half a century,” writes Jeff Speck. “To do it properly would have been easy; we used to be great at it.” City planner and author Jeff Speck’s Walkable Read More »

  • Member News: Gatwick Airport Signs ParkCloud Up to Capture Larger Slice of Parking Market

    Manchester-based online parking reservation leader, ParkCloud, has entered into a collaboration with the UK’s second largest airport, London Gatwick (LGW). A significant addition to its UK airport portfolio, ParkCloud is pleased to announce that passengers flying from Gatwick’s North and South terminals will now be able to reserve their parking Read More »

  • Achievement and Great Activity

    By Jay Manno Early my sales career, I was a black belt of having a lot of activity.  I was driven, worked hard, kept track of everything, and even when I wasn’t a high producer or hitting my goals, I felt good because I still had a lot of activity.  Read More »

  • Practicing My Pivot

    By Kim Fernandez “There is no way you’ll have a day off tomorrow,” I told my kids. “It’s November.” And at first, I was right—we woke up to a two-hour school delay. But as what was supposed to be a passing squall decided to hang around and the grass and Read More »

  • Paris Prepares to Ban More Cars

    Paris, France, is known for its tough stance on cars in the downtown area. But this week marked the first time surrounding municipalities joined the city in a new ban on certain cars in certain areas. Depending on the year and fuel they use, some older vehicles won’t be able Read More »

  • Parksmart Advisor — Online, Instructor-Led Training — November 15, 2018

    Parksmart Advisors lead clients through the certification process for sustainable parking structures. The Parksmart program (formerly Green Garage Certification) is now offered under by the USGBC/GBCI alongside the suite of LEED and other sustainability rating systems. IPI is the USGBC Education Partner providing the education required to earn this valuable Read More »

  • Member News: ParkBlue Successfully Launched in Ohio and Indiana by TIBA Parking Systems, Enabling a Frictionless Parking Experience

    Columbus, OH (November 14, 2018) – TIBA Parking Systems’ Bluetooth technology (BLE), ParkBlue, was successfully implemented in Ohio and Indiana for monthly transients at multiple sites. Since July, hundreds of monthly users have utilized the first garages installed by Signature Control Systems in partnership with TIBA Parking Systems. Monthly parkers Read More »

  • Tackling the Big Infrastructure Projects

    By David M.  Feehan It was 20 years ago, in 1997, that Des Moines, Iowa, was about to start construction on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Freeway–an elevated, limited-access highway skirting the southern edge of downtown Des Moines. Traffic engineers believed the road was needed to meet 2025 traffic demands. Read More »

  • Member News: iParq Releases Handheld License Plate Recognition Technology

    LOS ANGELES, November 13, 2018 – Parking technology innovation leader iParq introduced the world to Green. At their 20th birthday celebration here in Los Angeles, Green was presented amid a shower of confetti and a celebratory champagne toast. Green provides speed and simplicity in a Handheld License Plate Recognition (HH LPR) Read More »

  • Customer Service the Disney Way

    “Remember that once you train people how to be professional, you’ve improved their lives. When you become great, it affects your children and grandchildren and on down the line. It becomes your legacy.” So says Lee Cockerell, former executive vice president of The Walt Disney Company, also known as the Read More »

  • Smart City Expo World Congress

    The Smart City Expo World Congress is the leading international event for the smart urban solutions industry, the key meeting point for experts and leaders of the world’s most innovative cities, companies, research centers and international organizations.

  • Parksmart Advisor — Online, Instructor-Led Training — November 13, 2018

    Parksmart Advisors lead clients through the certification process for sustainable parking structures. The Parksmart program (formerly Green Garage Certification) is now offered under by the USGBC/GBCI alongside the suite of LEED and other sustainability rating systems. IPI is the USGBC Education Partner providing the education required to earn this valuable Read More »

  • Thanking Our Veterans in Parking

    By Shawn Conrad, CAE It’s been nearly 50 years since my brother and brother-in-law returned from serving in Vietnam. I vividly remember celebrating their return with a very large meal and very large gathering of family. I don’t recall much about what happened after the party. My  brother went to Read More »

  • Member News: The City of Rochester Chooses Park Assist’s M4 Smart-Sensor Parking Guidance System

    The City of Rochester Chooses Park Assist’s M4 Smart-Sensor Parking Guidance System NEW YORK, NY – November 9th, 2018, The City of Rochester has awarded Park Assist and Skidata the Parking Guidance System (PGS) contract for the new 3rd Street Ramp construction in Rochester, Minnesota. The new mixed-use development is connected to Read More »

  • Member News: GBCI’s Parksmart Reaches 100 Registered Parking Facilities

    Building owners and parking operators rethinking parking structure design and operation to support more sustainable mobility WASHINGTON, D.C. – (November 9, 2018) – Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) announced that Parksmart has reached a milestone of 100 registered parking structures. These parking facilities are located across seven countries and 22 U.S. states Read More »

  • Only Hamsters Like Hamster Wheels

    By Bonnie Watts, CEM Every day of our lives is filled with interactions with businesses and service providers. Technology has transformed the way and speed in which we obtain services or connect with businesses. However, after a recent experience I had with one of the largest social media platforms, I Read More »

  • Camera Crew in ADA Parking Space Sparks Furor

    An MSNBC camera crew who blocked a parking space reserved for the disabled at an early voting polling place even after a disabled military veteran needed it sparked fury earlier this week. And in a sure indication that people around the world were talking about it, the facts about it Read More »

  • Parksmart Advisor — Online, Instructor-Led Training — November 8, 2018

    Parksmart Advisors lead clients through the certification process for sustainable parking structures. The Parksmart program (formerly Green Garage Certification) is now offered under by the USGBC/GBCI alongside the suite of LEED and other sustainability rating systems. IPI is the USGBC Education Partner providing the education required to earn this valuable Read More »

  • Early BRTs Faring Well

    Bus rapid transit has reappeared as one possible way to decrease congestion and get people from place to place. Cities say the systems are relatively affordable and don’t required tremendous infrastructure improvements to launch. Critics say they’re not fast enough for today’s commuters and that it’s too difficult to get Read More »

  • IPMI Call for Awards Closes November 7

    Submit your best people, projects, and programs here!

  • MAPA 2018 Fall Conference

        2018 Fall Conference The Mid Atlantic Parking Association hosts an annual conference, providing attendees with valuable education, networking, and social opportunities. SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES The MAPA Fall Conference offers a variety of different sponsorship options. Gold Silver Bronze Lanyard Conference Bag Bar November 7-8, 2018 Event location:  Ramada Inn at Read More »

  • Emergency Preparedness

    By Kevin Emert, MEd, CAPP After Hurricane Michael, most of the southeastern U.S. is thinking about emergency preparedness. How prepared are you? Do you have a plan if something were to happen where you live or where you work? Does your workplace have a known plan in place in case Read More »

  • Parksmart Advisor — Online, Instructor-Led Training — November 6, 2018

    Parksmart Advisors lead clients through the certification process for sustainable parking structures. The Parksmart program (formerly Green Garage Certification) is now offered under by the USGBC/GBCI alongside the suite of LEED and other sustainability rating systems. IPI is the USGBC Education Partner providing the education required to earn this valuable Read More »

  • Tesla Parking Advances, Stirs Controversy

    Tesla announced its cars’ popular “summon” feature, which lets them park in tight spots or shift between spaces without a driver behind the wheel, will be upgraded to let them navigate, read signs, and park on their own. Company CEO Elon Musk said in a series of tweets that all Read More »

  • Hobby Your Way to CEO

    By Helen Sullivan, APR, Fellow PRSA Are you working too hard to have time for a hobby? Rethink that. If you want to move up the corporate ladder, get a hobby. That’s the takeaway from a fascinating article in the October 2018 Harvard Business Review (HBR). According to HBR, many Read More »

  • I Bet You Have Done This Too

    By Debbie Hoffmann, MS, CAPP For years, my boss has reminded us we don’t always have to create a better solution. We can just steal it– I mean borrow it–from our peers and bend or shape it to best fit our situation or application. I bet many of you have Read More »

  • Parking Under the Canals

    Where do you put parking in a town crisscrossed by canals when almost all the land is spoken for? Under water. Of course. That’s exactly what happened in De Pijp, Amsterdam, established in the 1880s and waterlocked, so to speak. It’s a popular destination for both tourists and people eager Read More »

  • The Shift to EMV Payment

    By John Mason, CAPP It seems like everyone is running to the EMV (also known as Europay) payment method for credit card payment. Most parking payment terminals (exit credit card verifiers, pay-on-foot machines, and fee computers [POS]) are leaving the factories ready for this newer payment method type. How much Read More »

  • Member News: ParkMobile Expands Service in the Los Angeles Area

    ParkMobile announced this week the launch of new service in the Westwood Village area of Los Angeles. This is part of an expanded relationship with LADOT to improve parking around the city. People in Westwood Village will see new ParkMobile stickers on all 468 single space parking meters in the area. To pay for parking Read More »

  • Member News: SecurePark Technologies Announces New Executive

    EDMONTON, Canada (October 29, 2018) — SecurePark Technologies Inc., an emerging software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution for parking enforcement, announced today the hiring of Shane Nolan as President. In this role, Shane will be responsible for overseeing daily operations at SecurePark, reporting directly to the company’s co-founders, Gord White and John White. He will implement key Read More »

  • D.C. Ditches Parking for Drop-off, Pick-up Zones

    On-street parking is being traded for curbside drop-off/pick-up zones in five places in Washington, D.C., as part of an expanding program. The curb management program began at one spot on Connecticut Ave., near busy Dupont Circle. After a comment period, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced five more of Read More »

  • The Best Kind of Disney Magic

    By Kim Fernandez The hotel was church-pew quiet when I wandered down to the lobby at about 1:30 a.m., three hours after we arrived at our Disney World accommodations. My kids were little, it had been a long and loud day, and I was wiped out. But we were all Read More »

  • Member News: ParkMobile Launches New ParkMobile 360™ Solution

    October 25, 2018 – ParkMobile recently announced the launch of ParkMobile 360, a next generation management platform that enables clients to optimize parking inventory across multiple locations, manage rates in real-time, and analyze results. ParkMobile 360 includes a number of innovative features, including: Intuitive Calendar-Based Interface: Access daily and weekly Read More »

  • Mobility is an Outcome

    By Casey Jones, CAPP A simple but fundamental truism of our industry is that people don’t park to park; they park to do something else. Our industry didn’t always get this. In our early days, the focus was on getting cars parked between painted lines. Today our focus is on Read More »

  • The Next Mixed-use

    Soccer fields are popping up all over Atlanta, all at transit stations. And it makes perfect sense. The city’s MARTA stations need a lot of space and the land directly adjacent to–and sometimes underneath–platforms largely went unused. They tried building an amphitheater at one in the 1970s but it never Read More »

  • IPMI Call for Presentations Closes October 24, 2018

    Submit for the call today.   

  • Member News: Park Assist Introduces the S1

    New York, NY – October 23rd, 2018 – Park Assist announces the introduction of the S1, an advanced camera based Parking Guidance System (PGS) for outdoor lots. The S1 system utilizes the proprietary Park Assist smart-sensing technology to provide applications and functionality to enable an effortless parking experience for open, Read More »

  • Member News: SpotHero and FlashParking Launch Bluetooth Parking in Austin

    Austin pilot program enables SpotHero drivers to enter FlashPARCS-equipped garages without rolling down car windows AUSTIN, TX, Oct. 23, 2018 – SpotHero, North America’s leading parking reservation platform, and FlashParking, an innovative parking technology company, today announced a pilot program to enable drivers in Austin, TX who purchase parking with Read More »

  • Member News: ParkCloud Adds Quartet of Industry Heavyweights to Senior Team

    October 23, 2018 – European online parking reservation leader, ParkCloud, is pleased to announce the appointment of four new directors as it enters a new phase of expansion. Following the announcement of its new ownership structure earlier this year, Managing Director, Mark Pegler, has formed a newly appointed senior management team to focus top line development into strategic areas of the business. Dr Valentina Moise has Read More »

  • Member News: TIBA Unveils New, Industry-Leading Wireless Parking Solutions with Launch Partner ParkWhiz

    Columbus, Ohio (October 22, 2018)– Solving a key challenge in connected and autonomous mobility, TIBA is making it easier for drivers to park without pulling a ticket or reserving a spot in advance. A powerful easy-to-use solution, the new wireless technology, when used in conjunction with parking aggregators and e-parking applications, Read More »

  • An Interesting Equation for Managing the Curb

    By L. Dennis Burns, CAPP I recently read a Wired.com 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 »

  • Member News: Ace Parking Launches Mobility Solutions Division

    October 18, 2018 – San Diego, CA – Ace Parking, a national parking and transportation management leader, has launched ACE Mobility Solutions – a division dedicated to providing insightful stewardship and effective mobility solutions for clients in a rapidly-evolving transportation ecosystem. The first of its kind in the industry, ACE Read More »

  • Member News: TNS Further Targets Unattended and eCommerce Payments with ADVAM Acquisition

    October 16, 2018 – Transaction Network Services (TNS) announces it has agreed to acquire unattended and eCommerce payments specialist ADVAM in a transaction which strengthens TNS’ core payment capabilities and which will allow TNS to further target the payments market across the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific regions. Headquartered in Adelaide, Australia, ADVAM is one of Read More »

  • Member News: Introducing Curbway: New Digital Curb Management and Mobility Platform for Cities

    As Cities Battle Over Curbside Usage, Curbway Brings “Air Traffic Control” To The Curb By Building A Comprehensive Curb Management Platform For Cities New Orleans, LA – October 16, 2018 – Today Curbway announced the development of a comprehensive curb management platform that paves a realistic pathway for cities to 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 »

  • IPMI Webinar: Being a Superhero in Your City

    On-Demand Webcast: $35.00 for IPMI Members, $50.00 for Non-Members Description: Whether it’s Superman, Spiderman, or Wonder Woman, everyone loves a superhero. Hear how you can raise the bar in your city or operations by improving your parking organization. Operate in a way that an administration looks for ways to keep you Read More »

  • IPI Changes Name to International Parking & Mobility Institute

    New name reflects interconnectedness of parking, transportation, and mobility industries and expanded role of parking and parking professionals (DENVER – October 17, 2018) 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). 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 »

  • 2018 Leadership Summit

    Register today – limited to 100 participants. October 17-19, 2018 The Warwick Hotel, Denver, Colorado Find out more here. For information on sponsorships, contact Rachel Yoka at yoka@parking.org.

  • 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 »

  • Member News: Italo Stays on Board with ParkCloud for Contract Renewal

    October 15, 2018 European online parking reservation leader, ParkCloud, has today announced a contract renewal with Italian high-speed rail network, Italo, following a successful first year in partnership. The renewal is a nod to ParkCloud’s ongoing commitment to growing its extensive car park coverage across the Italian market, as well 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 »

  • Member News: ParkMobile Improving Parking at Cleveland Browns Stadium

    October 11, 2018 ParkMobile is now offering Cleveland Browns fans a smarter way to park at First Energy Stadium. The parking mobile app company recently announced that it will now be the exclusive provider of parking reservations for games and events at the stadium. Fans can go to clevelandbrowns.parkmobile.io to 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 »

  • Embracing Parking Tech? How Presidential.

    South Dakota isn’t known as a hotbed of traffic problems, at least until you get to Keystone. Its famous Mount Rushmore National Memorial has suffered from snarled roads and slow exits and entrances for some time. And now they’re addressing it the way parking professionals already knew would work:  with Read More »

  • Parking Association of the Virginias (PAV) 2018 Annual Fall Workshop and Tradeshow

    Join PAV for our 2018 Fall Workshop and Tradeshow, held this year at the Omni Hotel in Richmond, Virginia, on October 10-12, 2018.

  • IPI Year in Review

    The annual recap highlights IPI news, programs, publications, meetings and events, membership updates, and more from the past year. Read the IPI Year in Review: 2017 IPI Year in Review 2016 IPI Year in Review 2015 IPI Year in Review 2014 IPI Year in Review 2013 IPI Year in Review Read More »

  • Member News: Passport Advances Mobility Platform with NuPark Acquisition

    Charlotte, N.C. (Oct. 9, 2018) — Passport today announced it has acquired NuPark, a leading parking management technology company. NuPark’s advanced LPR-based enterprise management solution for enforcement and permitting will help complement Passport’s strong base of mobile payment solutions to create a comprehensive mobility platform. Approximately 1 in 3 vehicles Read More »

  • Suicide Prevention

    By Jennifer Tougas, PhD, CAPP In my life, I’ve known people who have successfully fought cancer, and those who have lost that battle.  I’ve known people who have beat alcoholism, and others who have died from it.  I’ve known people who have successfully left emotionally and physically abusive relationships, and Read More »

  • A Favorite Perk of Nobel Laureates

    If you work in a university setting, there’s a good chance you already know about this, but the Wall Street Journal and its readers are taking notice: One of the perks of winning a Nobel prize is often free parking for life. The story published this past weekend starts with J. Read More »

  • Writing with Passion and Excitement

    By Kathleen Federici, MEd The IPI 2019 Call for Presentations is open now until October 24, 2018.  You might be thinking, “What can I do to help me to get selected this year?”  The Conference Program Task Force looks for the criteria as outlined in the call’s Evaluation Process information.  Read More »

  • You Dug Up What?

    An entire warship. An abandoned graveyard. A grouping of headless Viking corpses. And an ancient curse that would make hair stand up on the neck of even the most stubborn non-believer (it’s really that ominous). What do these things have in common? They’ve all been dug up from underneath parking Read More »

  • Pennsylvania Parking Association (PPA) 2018 Fall Training and Golf Outing

    Join PPA for our Fall Training and Golf Outing at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA from October 4-5, 2018.

  • 2018 APO Site Reviewer Renewal Training

    Initial APO site reviewer training, first offered in December 2015, covered quality management and applying best practices, determining evidence to satisfy the standard, and the role and ethical expectations of an APO Site Reviewer. Successful completion awarded participants a Certificate of Completion and a listing at parking.org as an IPI-approved Read More »

  • Member News: EMX Industries, Inc. Welcomes New President/CEO

    Cleveland, OH — EMX Industries, Inc. is pleased to announce that Watervale Equity Partners, a Cleveland, Ohio based private equity firm, and its affiliates have acquired the stock of  EMX Industries, Inc. (EMX) and its subsidiaries effective September 21, 2018. Joe Rozgonyi, who founded EMX in 1987, has made the Read More »

  • Fixing New York’s Bus System

    New York City, like many urban areas, is watching bus ridership numbers fall and buses themselves get slower. It’s a cycle: More transportation options mean people opt out of the bus for cars, which means more traffic, which means slower buses, which means more people opt out, and revenue drops Read More »

  • No Time Like the Present

    By Casey Jones, CAPP We live in exciting transportation times, where the pace of innovation, creativity, and effort by the technology powerhouses such as Google and Amazon are at a breakneck pace. In places large and small, on college campuses, at shopping malls, and at the airports we frequent, we’re Read More »

  • Autonomous Shuttles Expand to More Cities

    Low-speed autonomous shuttles will be a common sight in more cities shortly, as May Mobility announced its debut in Columbus, Ohio, and the launch of more shuttles in Grand Rapids, Mich.. The Ann Arbor, Mich., based company will have shuttles running in Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Columbus. The Grand Rapids Read More »

  • ICYMI – Initiatives by U.S. Mayors Impact Parking, Transportation, & Mobility Programming

    By Rachel Yoka, CAPP, LEED AP BD+C A recent survey demonstrates that the United States Conference of Mayors has an impact on our industry’s programming and initiatives.   The Conference has teamed up with the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) to target greenhouse gas emissions responsible for the growing Read More »

  • Member News: Lehigh University Celebrates Car Free Day

    On September 20, Lehigh University participated in the annual national Car Free Day. This year was the university’s most successful yet, counting 2017 student, faculty, and staff participants – a 20% increase from 2017. Of those that pledged to participate in Car Free Day, 13% biked, 12% carpooled, 24% used Read More »

  • Houston Ponders the Future of Transportation

    Parking minimums have been a thing in cities for a long time, ensuring people have had somewhere to put their cars when they go downtown. But with the advent of more efficient transit systems, transportation network companies (TNCs), and alternative transportation modes that include bikes and scooters and feet, along Read More »

  • Member News: ParkCloud and Q-Park Lead UK PARK(ing) Day Celebrations

    Leading online parking reservation leader, ParkCloud, and European parking operator, Q-Park, are celebrating their success as two of the UK’s leading pioneers of the PARK(ing) Day initiative, following the culmination of their successful CSR project. Having utilised their respective influences within the industry to create an initiative that allowed art Read More »

  • Economic Development, Women, and Parking

    By David Feehan I have the opportunity to give an Ignite presentation at the annual conference of the International Economic Development Council in Atlanta. Ignite presentations are like mini-TED talks. IEDC is to economic developers what IPI is to parking professionals and what the International Downtown Association (which I used Read More »

  • 2018 Carolinas Parking Association (CPA) Annual Conference & Trade Show

    Join us for the 2018 CPA Conference: September 26-28, 2018 Sonesta Resort, Hilton Head, SC Registration for the 2018 CPA conference is coming soon…

  • Smart Parking: Transforming the Experience of Parking

    Smart parking can benefit citizens, businesses and the environment, Julian O’Kelly from the British Parking Association outlines the importance of smart parking solutions. Smart parking is a term increasingly used by governments, manufacturers and tech developers to cover the many innovations designed to deliver more consistent, user centred and economical Read More »

  • IPI Webinar: Introduction to APDS Version 1.0, International Parking Data Standard

    On-Demand Webcast: $35.00 for IPI Members, $50.00 for Non-Members The Alliance for Parking Data Standards (APDS) will offer this free webinar on the development of the first international industry-wide standard to streamline data transfer in the parking, transportation, and mobility industry. The APDS, a collaboration of the British Parking Association, Read More »

  • A Great Way to Parksmart

    Want to learn how garages at universities, airports, and commercial buildings have increased efficiency and profitability while driving sustainability and customer satisfaction? Parksmart, the world’s only rating system recognizing high-performance, sustainable garages,  provides you with the framework to build higher-performing parking facilities that improve access to spaces and better serve Read More »

  • IPI Announces Partnership with Smart City Expo World Congress

    Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC), the leading international event on smart cities, will host its eighth event with the theme Cities to Live In. From November 13 to 15, Fira de Barcelona’s Gran Via venue will host the SCEWC.  The program features five educational tracks and will cover topics Read More »

  • Member News: TimHaahs’ MGM Springfield Casino Resort Garage Celebrates Grand Opening

    On August 24, Timothy Haahs & Associates, Inc. (TimHaahs) celebrated the grand opening of the new MGM Springfield Casino Resort parking facility in Springfield, MA. The new must-see attraction celebrated its official opening with a procession down the resort’s Main Street. MGM features a wide-range of activities including numerous shopping Read More »

  • Gauging Handicap Parking Abuse at the Fair

    For the second year, officials conducted handicap parking rules enforcement at the Los Angeles County Fair, and their findings were sobering: 17 percent of those parking in a lot reserved for those with ADA permits were there fraudulently. Officers checked the placards of 1,955 cars parked in a reserved lot Read More »

  • Happy Park(ing) Day

    It’s Park(ing) Day—that wonderful day when parking spaces around the world are transformed into lounges, yoga studios, dog parks, restaurants, game rooms, and who knows what else! Launched in 2005 by a San Francisco design firm, Park(ing) Day has taken on a life of its own. We think that’s a Read More »

  • The Leading Edge of Mobility

    Lots is changing in the way people get from place to place, and today Forbes says the state of Michigan is at the leading edge of it all. While the state is preparing now for more alternative-fuel vehicles, shared rides, and everything we hear about the future of mobility, it’s also Read More »

  • The Shuttle Predicament

    It’s not an unfamiliar scenario: A university (or a hospital or an airport or even a municipality) carefully crafts a shuttle system to get people around, factoring in traffic, speed limits, and stop times.  And even after agonizing over every detail, the buses still don’t run on time. Argh. It Read More »

  • APO Site Reviewer Renewal Training

    APO Site Reviewer Renewal Training – Tuesday, Sept 18, 2 pm to 3:30 pm Eastern REGISTER APO Site Reviewer – Online Renewal Training If you earned APO Site Reviewer status in 2015, it’s time to renew. The Accredited Parking Organization (APO) program establishes a benchmark of the quality by which Read More »

  • Are You a Boss or a Leader?

    By Vicki Pero, SPHR, Principal, Marlyn Group, LLC  Bosses direct people to do work while leaders inspire people to perform. The work environment created by each of these approaches can dramatically affect financial results and other performance targets, as people working for a leader are much more likely to contribute Read More »

  • IPI Webinar: Introduction to APDS Version 1.0, International Parking Data Standard

    On-Demand Webcast: FREE The Alliance for Parking Data Standards (APDS) will offer this free webinar on the development of the first international industry-wide standard to streamline data transfer in the parking, transportation, and mobility industry. The APDS, a collaboration of the British Parking Association, the European Parking Association, and the Read More »

  • The Art of Delegation

    By Jennifer Tougas, PhD I had a meeting with a colleague the other day. It was pretty easy to see that she was stressed out to the max. She was essentially doing the job of three people thanks to layoffs and job reassignments, and it was catching up with her. Read More »

  • E-scooter Speed Limits on the Horizon?

    E-scooters pose an issue in many cities but perhaps none like New York, where they’re too slow for the street and too fast for pedestrian-packed sidewalks. The city is contemplating how to legalize the popular, often shared machines and there’s a new call for a scooter speed limit downtown. While Read More »

  • Southwest Parking & Transportation Association (SWPTA) 2018 Annual Fall Conference

    Information to come The SWPTA 2018 Annual Fall Conference will take place from September 17-19, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nev. If it’s September, it’s SWPTA time at the Golden Nugget. Come see how SWPTA holds a Conference. No more boring presentations, we make learning about parking fun. Enjoy interactive presentations Read More »

  • Member News: Augusta University Launches Passio GO!

    Augusta University Launches Passio GO!TM Augusta University in Augusta, GA recently launched Passio Technologies’ Passio GO! TM app across its campus bus fleet, JagExpress Transit. Passio GO! TM provides transit users with real-time information related to their bus transit schedule including how full buses are, who is driving, and when Read More »

  • Compassion

    By Helen Sullivan, APR, Fellow PRSA “What’s going on in your life?” A parent with Alzheimer’s. A sick child. A bad break-up. Loneliness. A frightening diagnosis. Depression. Infertility. Anxiety. A babysitter who didn’t show up. A wedding to plan. House guests. A friend battling addiction. An old dog. Insomnia. Stress. Read More »

  • Boosting Bike-Share in NOLA

    New Orleans, La., jumped on the bike-share bandwagon just about a year ago, and while their blue shared bikes are a common enough sight downtown, lots of people haven’t tried them yet. So the city’s teamed up with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of  Louisiana to get potential riders to Read More »

  • IPI Webinar: Park That Phone! The Road to a New Brand

    On-Demand Webcast: $35.00 for IPI Members, $50.00 for Non-Members Description: After a difficult PARCS equipment transition, the University of Cincinnati (UC) needed to find a way to rebrand its image and improve its perception on campus. The Common Read, a program for incoming freshmen, was centered around a book involving Read More »

  • Preparing for the Storm

      Hurricane Florence is bearing down on the eastern seaboard of the U.S., and is likely to slam into North Carolina in the next few days. With warnings out about the strongest storm to hit that part of the country in, perhaps, decades, IPI is keeping our members top of Read More »

  • Packing Heavy

    By Tope Longe I’m a just-in-case person when it comes to packing for a journey. And that applies to all journeys–international, local, even from home to the office! I hardly ever travel light. I pack my handbag, lunch bag, laptop bag even if my laptop is not in it. My Read More »

  • Building Your Way Out of Traffic? Not So Fast

    The gut reaction for dealing with consistently jammed highways is to add more capacity through additional lanes or new highways. But studies say that doesn’t actually reduce traffic; contrarily, it increases the number of cars on the road so the jams come right back. Say what? CityLab breaks it down, Read More »

  • On My Toes

    By Kim Fernandez We adopted a puppy from a shelter this summer and she is into absolutely everything. If it’s true that puppies learn by putting things in their mouths, this little one’s going to be a genius. (I am not making this up: As I typed that sentence, the Read More »

  • Will They Stay or Will They Scoot?

    By Nathan Donnell I saw my first shared electric scooter in Santa Monica about a year ago. Since then, the scooters seem to be popping up in cities all over the country. They’re getting mixed reviews from the public. Most people I spoke to who’ve ridden say the scooters are Read More »

  • Member News: University of North Dakota Launches First Mobile Parking App with PassportParking® Drivers can now Pay and Extend Parking Sessions Remotely

          University of North Dakota Launches First Mobile Parking App with PassportParking® Drivers can now Pay and Extend Parking Sessions Remotely Grand Forks, North Dakota (September 5, 2018) — The University of North Dakota and Passport announce the launch of the PassportParking® mobile application across campus. The mobile Read More »

  • Member News: Nicole Chinea, CAPP Joins WGI in Houston Office

        Nicole Chinea, CAPP joins WGI in Houston Office (Houston, Texas – September 4, 2018) WGI is pleased to announce that Nicole Chinea, CAPP joined the firm’s Parking Solutions Division as a senior project manager in its Houston office. She comes to WGI with over 15 years of experience Read More »

  • Email Whitelisting and Internet Security: Smarter With Everyone’s Help.

    By Stephanie Santoro Whitelisting. It sounds like something regular Joes behind a desk don’t need to worry about–a drab and boring IT department thing. I know I’ve dismissed it in the past as “not that serious” and have often ignored email requests to whitelist advertisers. I’ve especially blown past whitelisting Read More »

  • Dockless Bikes No Longer Free-Range in D.C.

    In a bit of trend-bucking, Washington, D.C., is extending its dockless bike and scooter pilot program, but there’s a catch: Dockless bike riders will have to lock their rides to something when they reach their destinations. Dockless bikes will be required to be left locked to bike racks or street Read More »

  • Affordable Parking at Center Stage in Austin

    The City of Austin, Texas, is partnering with privately owned garages in its Affordable Parking Program to help city employees save on parking costs. The program recently expanded by 2,000 spaces in eight garages, where regular parkers can buy monthly passes for $40. The lower prices usually kick in at Read More »

  • Member News: Passport named fastest growing mobility company on Inc. 5000 list

        Passport named fastest growing mobility company on Inc. 5000 list Fintech company experiences three-year sales growth of more than 1,200 percent Charlotte, N.C. (Aug. 30, 2018) — Inc. magazine recognized North America’s fastest growing companies in its 37th annual Inc. 5000 list, and Passport was named at the Read More »

  • Member News: ParkMobile Hits 10 Million Users and Ranks on Inc. 5000

        ParkMobile Hits 10 Million Users and Ranks on Inc. 5000 ParkMobile recently achieved a significant milestone, surpassing 10 million users.  Launched in 2008, the company’s growth has accelerated in recent years with ParkMobile now adding about 1 million users every 80 days. Today, approximately 1 in 20 drivers Read More »

  • Member News: Parkopedia and Zhitu Map Announce Joint Venture in China

          Parkopedia and Zhitu Map Announce Joint Venture in China The new Joint Venture will create a unique suite of on-street parking services for Smart Cities and the automotive industry in China; This joint venture adds to Zhitu Map’s suite of geospatial services for Smart Cities and cements Read More »

  • USDOT Announces Grants for Advanced Bus Technology

    The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced $84.5 million in grants to fund the deployment  of advanced technology buses and transit infrastructure. Fifty-two projects in 41 states received grants to buy or lease hybrid or electric-engine buses and related technologies, including charging stations. Grants include: $2.25 million to Broward County, Read More »

  • Member News: Ace Parking launches fifth year for PARK FOR PINK campaign—and adds TEAL.

    Ace Parking launches fifth year for PARK FOR PINK campaign—and adds TEAL. San Diego, CA, September 1st, 2018 – Ace Parking’s award-winning PARK FOR PINK campaign kicks off its fifth consecutive year of raising awareness and generating funds to aid in the fight against cancer. This year, Ace is teaming Read More »

  • Managing Staff and Professional Development

    By Vicki L. Pero and Colleen M. Niese Leading organizations provide employees with ongoing training opportunities to continue to develop skills that result in higher quality performance and a reduction in undesirable events such as workplace accidents. Training delivery ranges from in-house to external opportunities and from formal classroom delivery Read More »

  • Managing the New Employee Mindset

    By Kevin Emert, MEd, CAPP After being in management for 20 years and parking nearly as long, I thought I had it all figured out. I didn’t. Quickly, the world changed and so did the people. Just this morning, I whipped out my phone and ordered my groceries to be Read More »

  • Member News: European online parking reservation leader, ParkCloud, has continued its impressive global expansion with the announcement of key 2018 successes to date.

    European online parking reservation leader, ParkCloud, has continued its impressive global expansion with the announcement of key 2018 successes to date. Following a strong start to its 10th year in the industry, ParkCloud has added 100 car parks across 12 countries to its parking portfolio, further bolstering its online network Read More »

  • Meet the Army of People Behind Waymo’s Robot Cars

    Waymo, formerly known as Google’s self-driving car project, is getting ready to launch a robotic taxi service outside Phoenix, Ariz., stocked entirely with its autonomous vehicles. A story from Citylab says while the cars may drive themselves, there will be lots of humans behind the scenes, ready to jump in Read More »

  • Let’s Reduce Disabled Placard Abuse Together

    By Helen Sullivan We’ve got a difficult task ahead of us. But we won’t be deterred. The new IPI-led Accessible Parking Coalition is on a mission to eliminate disabled placard (and plate) abuse and make accessible parking more available and usable to people with disabilities. If you’ve been following our Read More »

  • Member News: EasyPark Goes Smoke-Free in Anchorage Downtown Parking Garages

        EasyPark Goes Smoke-Free in Anchorage Downtown Parking Garages Smoke-free parking garages ensure a healthy and clean environment for everyone  Anchorage, AK – August 15, 2018 EasyPark has taken the step to become smoke-free in the four parking garages that EasyPark manages in downtown Anchorage. Designated smoking areas have Read More »

  • Member News: WGI’s Parking Solutions Division Hires Several Associates in Multiple States

    WGI’s Parking Solutions Division Hires Several Associates in Multiple States (WEST PALM BEACH, FL – August 23, 2018) WGI is pleased to announce that several associates joined the firm’s Parking Solutions Division in multiple states: Texas Rene Chacon joined WGI’s Dallas office as a project engineer. Rene has over 10 Read More »

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  • Member News: Kevin Gordon Joins The Parking Dream Team

        Kevin Gordon Joins The Parking Dream Team (Hartford, CT) – Propark America announced today that Kevin Gordon has joined the company as Senior Vice President, Hospitality. “The Propark family is excited to bring Kevin on board,” said Propark’s Chief Executive Officer, John Schmid. “The Parking Dream Team is Read More »

  • How Much Did You Save Going to Bid?

    By Chris Yigit In a recent discussion with a technology officer from a large agency, license plate recognition (LPR) came up. His feedback was very candid: “We aren’t very interested in LPR,” he said. “It doesn’t work that well.” This comment was shocking–I have seen LPR work in the most demanding scenarios. Read More »

  • Northern CA Training: Tactical Communication Training 101 and 201

    Santa Clara University 500 El Camino Real Santa Clara CA, 95337 Vari Hall, Weigand Room  Tactical Communication 101: Dealing Effectively with Difficult & Aggressive Behavior This is an interactive course designed to help the participant defuse and de-escalate conflict.  The course is intended to provide front-line customer service personnel with Read More »

  • High-Emitting Vehicle? Pay More for Parking

    Drivers who park in London’s financial district may look to use transit or upgrade older vehicles thanks to a new regulation that has drivers of high-emitting vehicles paying an extra tax to park. Because of the district’s adoption of an app that knows the difference between, say, a hybrid and Read More »

  • Member News: Dave Dorner Named to Toledo Ticket Company’s Leadership Team

    Dave Dorner Named to Toledo Ticket Company’s Leadership Team Toledo Ticket Company, a leading provider of ticketing solutions for over 108 years, has named Dave Dorner Vice President of Marketing and Sales. Dorner has held executive positions in sales, sales training, and sales management, and brings over 25 years of Read More »

  • Don’t Communicate. Connect.

    By Matt Penney When my son, Carter, was 10, he asked me to throw the football with him. It was a picturesque Dad moment. We walked out into the sunlight with a ball in hand and that’s when things started to go a little sideways. Our planned game of catch transitioned Read More »

  • A Tidal Wave of AVs?

    The Governors Highway Safety Association is warning that there are lots of issues to be addressed before autonomous vehicles (AVs) hit the scene en masse, and they fear a tidal wave of the cars is approaching. In a new report, the association says there is a long list of questions Read More »

  • Customer Service: Setting the Bar

    By Nicole Chinea, CAPP We all have heard the million-dollar question. Any guesses as to what it is? Give up? Okay, here it goes. How many times have you been asked, “Exactly, what does a parking professional do?” When I first started in this industry, I went to extreme lengths Read More »

  • Member News: Passio Technologies Ranks on Inc. 5000 List

    Passio Technologies Ranks on Inc. 5000 List Passio Technologies was recently recognized on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in the United States. The companies identified on this year’s list comprised more than $206.2. billion in 2017. Inc. is an American weekly magazine focused on small Read More »

  • Parking Professional, MENSA Member

    Parking Professional, MENSA Member We all know that parking and mobility professionals are smart. But some are super-smart—and they have the certificates to prove it. They’re also modest. “I don’t know if it necessarily means you’re smart,” says Tom Szubka, CAPP, director of operations for Flowbird. “It says you have Read More »

  • Brown M&Ms, RFPs, and Rock ‘n Roll

    By Shawn Conrad, CAE We’ve all heard of the excesses, egos, and vanity celebrities and rock ‘n roll musicians display from time to time. One story has given a popular band a bad rap, but when you know the full story, it makes their lead vocalist comes across as a first-rate Read More »

  • Member News: Park Place Parking and ParkMobile Partner to Offer Smart Parking in Columbus

    Park Place Parking and ParkMobile Partner to Offer Smart Parking in Columbus ParkMobile is partnering with Park Place Parking to allow customers to use their mobile devices to pay for parking. The service is available across 2,000 spaces at 20 lots across Columbus. The ParkMobile app has replaced the previous mobile Read More »

  • Member News: ParkMobile to Offer Smart Parking in Caldwell, NJ

    ParkMobile to Offer Smart Parking in Caldwell, NJ ParkMobile recently announced a partnership with the Borough of Caldwell, NJ to enable people to pay for parking on their mobile device. The ParkMobile app is now available at approximately 200 single space on-street meters. New stickers and signage will provide information Read More »

  • IPI News: APDS Releases Version 1.0 of Global Parking Data Standard

      APDS Releases Version 1.0 of Global Parking Data Standard The British Parking Association (BPA) and the European Parking Association (EPA) have joined forces with the International Parking Institute (IPI) to form the Alliance for Parking Data Standards, (APDS) a new, not for profit organization focused on developing and managing an Read More »

  • Trends in Parking: Future Thinking

    By Richard W. Willson, PhD, AICP Parking will undoubtedly be different in the future. Everything is changing–factors that affect the amount of parking used, the way it is accessed, the design of parking facilities, and parking management tools such as dynamic pricing. This is a time of rapid disruption in Read More »

  • Wait, My Customers Said What?

    By Alex Smith, AAE Customers are the lifeblood of the parking industry, but how do you as an operator know they are satisfied, find value in your product, or have specific issues with your facility? Metrics are an integral part of a successful parking operation, but how your customers perceive Read More »

  • We Are Mobility

    By Todd Tucker, CAPP I’m going to write something radical: the parking industry doesn’t exist anymore. Yes, you read that right. But before you open your email to send me an angry note, consider this: How do you define the parking industry? We facilitate travel and transportation. We make people’s Read More »

  • NEPC 9th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

    11:00 AM – Registration, Driving Range and Lunch 12:00 PM – Tournament Start Charity Tournament Dinner to follow play at the 19th Hole

  • Member News: PassportParking expands in Philadelphia region

            PassportParking® expands in Philadelphia region Mobile payment app launches in Borough of Morton Morton, Pa. (Aug. 8, 2018) — The Borough of Morton and Passport announce the launch of the PassportParking® mobile application in downtown Morton. The mobile application is powered by Passport, the global leader Read More »

  • Member News: Propark Welcomes Peter Kim to The Parking Dream Team

          Propark Welcomes Peter Kim to The Parking Dream Team (Hartford, CT) – Propark America announced today that Peter Kim has joined the company as the director of airport marketing and revenues. “We’re so happy to welcome Peter Kim to the Propark family,” said John Schmid, Propark’s Chief Read More »

  • High Schools Find Bright New Fundraisers in the Parking Lot

    High schools, which can find themselves tight on cash by the end of the academic year, have embraced a new fundraiser that’s proving popular with just about everyone. For a donation to the school, students can pick a specific parking spot and paint it any way they’d like. Every school Read More »

  • More Than Driving Lessons

    By Kim Fernandez I’m writing this in a Starbucks, not because it’s summertime and the living is easy, but because the parking lot is where my son and I rendezvoused with a very brave ex-police officer for the teenager’s second, two-hour driving lesson. My memory of the first time I Read More »

  • Dirty Hands, New Ideas

    By Victor A. Hill, CAPP, MPA Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty. You’ll inevitably learn something about your operation or get a new idea to make something better. I have three full-time employees, not including me. If a parking lot sign needs to be fixed, I can submit a work Read More »

  • Member News: RVA’s Downtown to Receive Parking Upgrade with PassportParking® App

          RVA’s downtown to receive parking upgrade with PassportParking® app City adopts first mobile payment option Richmond, Va. (Aug. 8, 2018) — An estimated 7 million people visited the Richmond-area between fiscal 2015-2016, and according to the Richmond-Times Dispatch, they spent about $6 million a day. With signs Read More »

  • How to Use Social Media in Real Time

    By Josh Cantor Years ago, as social media started to explode, many had hesitation about using it for business and professional purposes. I remember attending several sessions even at the IPI Conference about the role of social media in a parking operation. It certainly takes a thick skin to be Read More »

  • Focus on Transportation Demand Management (TDM)

    By Isaiah Mouw, CAPP, LEED GA; and Brian Shaw, CAPP Technology has and will continue to change the travel options and services made available to the traveling public. It is hard to predict with certainty the long-term effects of autonomous (self-driving) vehicles, alternative transportation services such as Uber or Lyft, Read More »

  • At Home in a Garage? ArchDaily Says Yes

    The concept of adaptive reuse of parking garages is a not-uncommon conversation between parking and mobility professionals, but now the architecture world is taking notice. ArchDaily, a leading source of news in that industry, today features a piece on the potential of turning garages into homes should city needs change Read More »

  • Member News: City of Orillia Launches First Mobile Parking App with PassportParking®

    City of Orillia Launches First Mobile Parking App with PassportParking® Drivers can now pay and extend parking sessions remotely Orillia, Ontario (Aug. 1, 2018) — The City of Orillia and Passport announce the launch of the PassportParking® mobile application in downtown Orillia. The mobile application is powered by Passport, the Read More »

  • Parking Rehab

    By Michelle W. Jones, CMP Fixer Upper, Rehab Addict, and First Time Flippers are just a few of the popular home renovation shows on the HGTV and DIY networks. Reality shows comprise a large piece of TV programming–and ratings.  The parking industry even had a reality show, called Parking Wars, Read More »

  • Parking Treasure Found

    Anyone who’s ever renovated an old house knows you might find just about anything behind cabinets, walls, and trim. But a renovator in Champaign, Ill., stumbled on a truly rare find—parking treasure. David Kristovich was tearing apart a closet in his 100+-year-old home to make it larger when a folded Read More »

  • Member News: City of Eureka Springs Partners with Passport to Launch First Parking App

    City of Eureka Springs partners with Passport to launch first parking app PassportParking® app allows drivers to pay for parking on the go Eureka Springs, Ark. (Aug. 1, 2018) — The City of Eureka Springs and Passport announce the launch of the PassportParking® mobile application in downtown Eureka Springs. The Read More »

  • Member News: ParkMobile Appoints New Chief Technology Officer

    ParkMobile Appoints New Chief Technology Officer  ParkMobile the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the US, recently announced the appointment of Matt Ball as its new Chief Technology Officer. In this role, Ball will be responsible for IT, as the company continues to scale and create the next generation Read More »

  • Member News: H2H2H Foundation Names Gary Neff to Board of Governors

    H2H2H Foundation Names Gary Neff to Board of Governors Panama City, Republic of Panama, 5 July 2018 – The H2H2H Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of parking industry veteran Gary Neff, CEO of New York City-based Park Assist, to its Board of Governors. The Governors guide the Foundation Read More »

  • MAPA 2018 Networking Lunch Cruise on the Potomac

    Join MAPA for a networking luncheon cruise Join MAPA and the Spirit of Washington on the Potomac River for our first ever Networking Luncheon Cruise in Washington, D.C. Don’t miss this scenic networking opportunity to connect with other parking industry professionals while soaking up some sun. A Networking professional will be Read More »

  • Thinking About the Curb

    By Brett Wood, CAPP, PE If you look around the parking industry today, it seems like everything is revolving around the evolution of the curb. Many presentations at this year’s IPI Conference focused on the competing interests around this space. Vendors and technology specialists are creating tools and software to Read More »

  • Keeping Eyes Forward

    By Jennifer I. Tougas, CAPP, PhD The other day, I spoke with an employee about training that is available to become certified in his line of work. This employee has many years of experience and his response was something to the effect of, “I’ve been doing this job for years. There’s nothing Read More »

  • New Data Research Aims to Help Truckers Park

    It’s a common challenge for long-range truckers: Where to park to get their required hours of rest. Truck-stop spaces can be few and far between, highway shoulders are dangerous and not always legal for overnight parking, and truckers say they end up spending some of their driving time just looking Read More »

  • Member News: Cleverciti Systems Appoints Steve Gorski as General Manager, Americas

    Cleverciti Systems Appoints Steve Gorski as General Manager, Americas Lake Forest, Ill. and Munich, Germany, July 25, 2018 — Cleverciti Systems Corp., a leader in comprehensive, high-tech solutions for outdoor and on-street parking detection, monitoring and guidance, announced that Steve Gorski has joined the company as General Manager of the Read More »

  • Battle Royale

    By Rachel Yoka, CAPP, LEED AP BD+C Let’s take 100 transportation, mobility, and parking professionals and drop them into a last man- (and woman-) standing online adventure. Throw in a rainbow llama or two and a big old tornado-style storm. Better yet, let’s do it for free across all gaming Read More »

  • Global Catch-Up

    By David Hill, CAPP I encountered a pretty interesting factoid last month: Used car sales around the world are up! Our global auto industry is pretty good at counting its own output–numbers of cars sold in each region, by country, by manufacturer, by style, by option, and a dozen other Read More »

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    A Parking Pro on a Roll. Literally.

    Jaime Omps fell into parking after a move to Charlotte, NC, with her spouse earlier  this year. The events professional began working in events marketing for Passport and soon, like so many before her, discovered that the parking industry is fascinating, fast-paced, and full of supportive people. That last part Read More »

  • Feeling Innovative? Prove It

    You already know parking organizations are innovative—more innovative than ever. We think it’s time to tell the rest of the world. Luckily, Fast Company is ready to spread the word for the right company. The magazine and website is taking nominations for its 2019 Most Innovative Companies awards, which seem Read More »

  • 2018 Pacific Intermountain Parking & Transportation Association (PIPTA) Conference & Expo

    Come join PIPTA for fun in downtown Portland, July 25-27, 2018. The annual PIPTA Conference & Expo is the Northwest region educational and networking event for parking and transportation professionals. From seasoned managers to beginners, there’s something for everyone. You have the opportunity to connect with peers from around the Read More »

  • Member News: Smarking Signs Enterprise-wide Agreement with One Parking

    Smarking Signs Enterprise-wide Agreement with One Parking Partnership Will Provide One Parking with Differentiated Customer Service and Operations SAN FRANCISCO, CA (July 24, 2018) — Smarking, the parking industry’s leading provider of data analytics and yield management software, announced today an enterprise-wide partnership with One Parking, a national parking operations Read More »

  • Scooters Could Solve Downtown Parking Problems

    By David M. Feehan Jon Wertjes, Minneapolis director of traffic and parking, has encountered yet another form of transportation that could cause traffic and pedestrian problems–or help solve downtown parking problems. Electric scooters have recently appeared on Minneapolis streets. St. Paul has asked the company that provides the scooters to Read More »

  • Member News: ParkCloud Expands Shareholder Base As It Bolsters Growth Plans

    ParkCloud Expands Shareholder Base As It Bolsters Growth Plans Following a successful decade in business, ParkCloud has solidified its position as a market leading parking reservation provider, with a significant announcement today regarding the company’s future growth plans. ParkCloud will be expanding its shareholder base with investment partner, Mercia Fund Read More »

  • Atlanta Columnist: To Fix Traffic, Fix the Parking

    Doug Turnbull knows a lot about traffic–he’s a media traffic anchor and The Gridlock Guy in Atlanta. So when he talks about fixing traffic jams, people listen. Last week, he wrote a column for the Atlanta Journal Constitution about just that. His best solution? Fix the parking. “Parking,” he wrote, Read More »

  • FPTA Active Shooter and Emergency Response Training

    FPTA 2018 Educational Seminar – Front-Line Development Training The FPTA Educational seminar is geared toward the front line employees and supervisors in preparation for future leadership and management opportunities. The 2018 seminar has been developed to prepare attendees for Emergency Situations. The instructors are the FIU University Police Department and Read More »

  • No Forgiveness When it Comes to Parking

    By Kathleen Federici, MEd My children attend a Catholic school attached to a church. The school and church share one small parking lot. Parking is at a premium  in the borough and I personally find a lot of convenience in having ties to the school and church when I need Read More »

  • A Gorgeous Beacon of … Meters?

    Those parking meters are gorgeous. It’s not a phrase one hears often, but it’s happening in Santa Rosa, Calif., where 80 old and discarded parking meters were used to create a giant sculpture that lights up at night in changing patterns. The sculpture was born out of a contest hosted Read More »

  • IPI Webinar: Data Driven Success: Building a New Data Standard for Parking

    Live Online Webcast: FREE Overview: IPI will offer a free webinar July 18 at 2 pm Eastern on the development of international industry-wide data standards designed to streamline data transfer. Offering one CAPP point, this webinar will provide an overview of the IPI-DataEx Standard for parking as well as the international Read More »

  • Controlling the Curb

    Delivery trucks, bike-shares, ride-shares, buses, cabs, emergency vehicles, trash trucks, pedestrians, and oh yeah—single-occupancy vehicles. They all share what’s becoming a very crowded curb in cities around the world. Curbs don’t stretch, so what’s the best way to ensure everyone has use? In this month’s The Parking Professional, Ben Winoker, Read More »

  • Getting Noticed

    By Jason M. Jones At the end of the 2018 spring semester, the University at Albany Parking and Mass Transit Services was presented an Outstanding Service Award from the Disability Resource Center for their continued support of those in need on campus. It was such a great honor for our Read More »

  • Texas Parking & Transportation Association (TPTA) Roundtable – Fort Worth, TX

    JULY 2018 ROUNDTABLE – FORT WORTH  Free event for Parking & Transportation Professionals! WHO:      All parking & transportation professionals WHAT:    Join TPTA for a free networking mixer on July 17, 2018 at Houston Street Bar & Patio, 6 pm and then join us the following day for Read More »

  • Putting the Love Back in Parking Meters

    Few people love the sight of a parking meter, but that’s changed in Berkeley Springs, W.V., thanks to nothing more than a little paint and some community spirit. Thirteen meters are now painted with bright colors, designs, and pictures–one looks like a gumball machine–after a town contest encouraged residents to Read More »

  • Member News: Macon-Bibb County Launches New Parking Management System with Passport

            Macon-Bibb County Launches New Parking Management System with Passport Mobile parking, permits and citation management platform available in Macon-Bibb Macon-Bibb, Ga. (July 13, 2018) — Macon-Bibb County announces the launch of a new end-to-end parking solution that allows drivers to pay for their parking through their Read More »

  • Blocking Off the Lot

    By Kim Fernandez It sounded like a great idea at the outset: A small town near where we vacation recently secured a significant grant to close off a messy intersection and one of two entrances to its municipal parking lot and turn it all into a pedestrian plaza. Beautiful, greener, Read More »

  • An Autonomous Tomorrow

    By James C. Anderson I came across an article that sparked my interest entitled, “When will self-driving cars arrive in your state?” by Francis Navarro at komando.com. The article describes the advancing advent of autonomous vehicles and their implications to transportation safety, efficiency, as well as the economy. It is Read More »

  • Member News: ParkMobile CEO Jon Ziglar Named Entrepreneur of the Year® 2018 Award Winner in the Southeast by EY

    ParkMobile CEO Jon Ziglar named Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award winner in the Southeast by EY Ziglar joins ranks of mold-breaking entrepreneurs Ernst & Young (EY) recently presented Jon Ziglar, CEO of ParkMobile with the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award for the Southeast region. The award recognizes Read More »

  • Member News: Parkcloud and Primera Air are in for the Long-Haul With New Deal

    PARKCLOUD  AND PRIMERA AIR ARE IN FOR THE LONG-HAUL WITH NEW DEAL European online parking reservation leader, ParkCloud, has agreed on a new three-year deal with existing aviation brand partner, Primera Air, as the low-cost airline marks the recent launch of its landmark long-haul routes. Having enjoyed a successful five-year partnership, ParkCloud Read More »

  • Autonomous Ready? Chicago Is.

    Autonomous vehicles aren’t on the scene yet, but more than 500 parking facilities in Chicago are already ready–at least according to their owner. SpotHero announced this week that it’s installed the technology that will let driverless cars park themselves in half of its lots and garages in the city. The Read More »

  • Uber Teams With Lime to Rent Scooters

    The future of transportation just got a bit murkier: Uber is teaming up with Lime to rent scooters through its app as part of a $335 million financing deal. The scooters will sport Uber’s logo and be available for rental through the Uber app. Lime scooters are available in about Read More »

  • Teslas Can Now Park Themselves

    Remember that vision of cars that drive and then park themselves on command? They’re here. Tesla’s Model 3 can both park itself and open garage doors without a driver behind the wheel. The new feature is called Summon, and was added to the Model 3 after its launch; it was Read More »

  • Member News: Passio Technologies Unveils New Website

    Passio Technologies Unveils New Website  Passio Technologies recently unveiled its new and improved website – www.passiotech.com. Through this design overhaul, the firm has added many new features to better serve customers. The site enhances Passio’s ability to educate clients via a number of exclusive and informative features. The website’s new Solutions section highlights Read More »

  • Predicting the Future? Ask a Five-Year-Old

    By Bonnie Watts, CEM I was ahead of my time. Around first or second grade, I remember the initial assignment given to kick off the new school year was something along the lines of “visually depict how you think things will change or be different 20 years from now.” The Read More »

  • A Scofflaw Pays Up

    Someone named Dave got a parking ticket in 1974 and recently paid up–the original $2 fine plus $3 interest. Writing that he’d been carrying the ticket around all this time and felt guilty, Dave sent his money with the ticket to the police chief in Minersville, Pa., who said they Read More »

  • Thing One or Thing Two: How to Choose?

    By Casey Jones, CAPP We’re having an interesting discussion in our office about a relatively new, on-street meter technology that can automatically issue a parking citation (electronically) for exceeded time or failure to pay violations. The discussion transpired after a colleague shared a news story about a town that has Read More »

  • LeBron or Jordan

    By Matt Penney If you even remotely follow the NBA, you can’t avoid the conversation. LeBron James and Michael Jordan are two of the most prolific professional basketball players to ever play the game. Both hold statistics that are staggering and put them in a category above even an elite grouping of Read More »

  • Member News: Park TYB parking app launches

          Park TYB parking app launches New app, by Passport, launches in time for beach season. Tybee Island, Ga. (June 29, 2018) — Tybee Island, a city known for its beautiful sandy beaches and its friendly, laid-back residents will now be known for one more distinction: Park TYB. Read More »

  • Member News: Propark Partners With Uber at Red Beam Garage C

    Propark Partners With Uber at Red Beam Garage C   (Hartford, CT) – Propark America announced today that it has partnered with Uber to pick up T.F. Green Airport travelers at the Red Beam Garage C. “Propark is excited to partner with Uber on a program that brings back convenient and Read More »

  • New Spin on Checking References

    By Helen Sullivan, APR, Fellow PRSA One of the biggest and easily put into action takeaways for me from Christine Porath’s fabulous keynote address, “Mastering Civility” at the opening general session of the 2018 IPI Conference & Expo in Orlando has to do with checking references for new hires. Instead Read More »

  • Member News: ACE PARKING PARTNERS WITH MONARCH BEACH RESORT

    ACE PARKING PARTNERS WITH MONARCH BEACH RESORT San Diego, CA – Ace Parking, nationwide parking innovations and solutions provider, has partnered with Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, California. Monarch Beach Resort is a 400 room, AAA Five Diamond-rated luxury beach resort in Dana Point, California. The resort features private Read More »

  • Member News: PARKCLOUD DOES THE DOUBLE IN GREEK EXPANSION

    PARKCLOUD DOES THE DOUBLE IN GREEK EXPANSION European online parking reservation leader, ParkCloud, has extended its presence across the Greek market by announcing the addition of Thessaloniki Airport and Kavala Airport to its extensive online network. Thanks to the recent collaboration, passengers flying from Greece’s third largest airport – Thessaloniki Read More »

  • Want Transit That Works? Build Affordable Housing Nearby

    What if developers built lots of housing near transit but nobody came to either? It’s playing out a bit in Denver, where an estimated 29 percent of new housing is within a half-mile of rail stations, but not many people are riding those rails regularly. The problem? It might just Read More »

  • Member News: Transportation Infrastructure Announcement by New London Parking Authority

    Transportation Advisory Council:  Transportation Infrastructure Announcement by New London Parking Authority RE: National Transportation & Infrastructure You may have heard about the big $1.3 trillion spending bill that Congress considered recently. The highlights transportation wins—particularly for rail and transit are as follows: The bill includes: $650 million for Amtrak’s Northeast Read More »

  • The Age of Autonomous Vehicles and Rideshare Companies

    By Maria Tamayo-Soto, MBA The transportation industry is changing and evolving with a plethora of new technology available. What does this technology mean? It means there will be more options for travel and transportation as smart cities evolve, parking options change, and the industry expands. One such technological breakthrough is Read More »

  • Mid-Atlantic Parking Association (MAPA) Training

    Creating a Respectful Workplace: Harassment Prevention Training for Managers, Supervisors and Employees in Our Member Organizations Half Day: 8:30am – 12:00pm for Employees in Member Organizations – $75 Full Day: 8:30am – 3:00 pm for Supervisors and Managers (only) in Our Member Organizations – $100 Full Day Non-member: 8:30am – 3:00pm Read More »

  • Hiring the Right People

    By Jennifer I. Tougas, PhD, CAPP So much of our business depends on hiring the right person for the job. When evaluating applicants, we tend to focus on the skill set they will bring to the organization. Do they have the experience and skills to do the job we need them to Read More »

  • Member News: Mobile Parking App, ParkAlbany, Now Available Citywide

          Passport-powered app expands throughout Albany after successful pilot. Albany, N.Y. (June 25, 2018) — Passport announces the expansion of ParkAlbany, the parking application that allows parkers to pay for their parking through their smartphones. The app is powered by the global leader of mobile payments for parking Read More »

  • Secret to Romance? Parking, of Course

    “She’s thinking, ‘If this guy can’t find a spot now, how will he provide for me if we take things further?’” So goes last week’s New York Times Modern Love podcast, read by George Alexander of Seinfeld fame, about a guy looking for parking in Chinatown, New York, on a Read More »

  • You Helped Shape IPI Orlando

    By Shawn Conrad, CAE “I was sad to see it end,” is what I said to a number of co-workers at the conclusion of the recently completed IPI Conference & Expo in Orlando, Fla. While an event this size can test your endurance, I was reflecting on what I had Read More »

  • Member News: Passport launches Motu, a new parking app for Grand Rapids | App makes parking easier, more convenient

        Grand Rapids, Mich. (June 21, 2018) — Residents and visitors of Grand Rapids can take ahold of how they spend time around the city with a new on-street parking payment app, Motu. The app, developed by Passport, the global leader of mobile payments for parking and transit, provides Read More »

  • Noticing the Change

    By David Feehan I happened to read TimHaahs’ brochure,“The Debate is On: The Future of Parking” and another article on changes in parking, and they reminded me of an article I wrote in June 1993: “Privatization: Kalamazoo’s Autopark—Proof it Works!” Reading the first two and then reading my 1993 essay Read More »

  • IPI Announces Latest Parking Organizations to Earn Accreditation or Accreditation with Distinction

    The Accredited Parking Organization (APO) establishes national and international standards for professionalism, accountability, innovation, responsibility, and performance (Alexandria, Va.  – June 20, 2018) The International Parking Institute (IPI) announced the names of eleven parking organizations that have become Accredited Parking Organizations (APO), earned APO with Distinction, or re-accredited their APO. Read More »

  • The Visitor Experience

    By Kim Fernandez Yesterday, I went with my mom to a doctor’s appointment. The doctor specializes in older patients, many of whom use wheelchairs or, like my mom, walkers to get around. He had an easy-to-find parking lot behind the building, which was great to see, but the entrance to Read More »

  • Mike Drow and Duke Hanson Receive IPI 2018 Chair Award

    (Alexandria, Va., June 21, 2018) –  Mike Drow, CAPP, senior vice president, corporate development, T2 Systems, and Daniel “Duke” Hanson, business development, PayLock, received the 2018 IPI Chair Award at the IPI Conference & Expo in Orlando, Fla. this month. The Chair Award is bestowed by the current IPI Chair and Read More »

  • Member News: TIBA’s SPARK Cloud Solution Manages Mixed Use Parking Facilities in Kansas City KANSAS

          KANSAS CITY, MO (June 19, 2018) – Kansas City, Missouri selected TIBA Parking Systems’ cloud-based management and control platform, SPARK, to drive eight mixed-use facility garages. The facilities are installed in and around the KC Live and Convention Center districts and total 42 lanes. The city launched Read More »

  • IPS Garners IPI People’s Choice Award for Second Consecutive Year

    The 2018 IPI Conference & Expo, June 3-6, Orlando, Fla., is the world’s largest educational and networking event for parking and transportation professionals.  Each year, attendees gather to learn about the latest innovations in parking and network with industry leaders from around the globe in an effort to advance and strengthen the Read More »

  • Solving New York’s Parking Challenges

    Seventy-eight percent of Manhattan households don’t own a car, but that doesn’t mean New York City is exempt from parking problems; in fact, a recent study found drivers in one area cruise about a third of a mile when looking for parking. The New York Times yesterday took on the Read More »

  • Member News: Propark America Begins Parking Operations at JAXPORT Cruise Terminal

    (Jacksonville, FL) – Propark America announced today that it has recently commenced management of the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) Cruise Terminal parking facility in Jacksonville, Florida. “As a leader in parking management services here in Jacksonville, we’re particularly excited about JAXPORT’s cruise ship parking operation,” said Propark’s Regional Vice President, Read More »

  • Member News: IPS Group Showcases Fully-Integrated Parking Management Suite at IPI Conference & Expo

    Next-generation system handles all functions of a Smart Parking program and is future-proofed and scalable to meet the needs of cities of any size SAN DIEGO, Calif. –  Smart Parking leader IPS Group is showcasing its new Fully-Integrated Parking Management Suite at the 2018 IPI Conference & Expo in Orlando, Fla. Visitors to Read More »

  • Member News: University of Illinois Adds Mobile Parking App, Powered by Passport

        University adds “MobileMeter” mobile parking app for convenient payments. Champaign, IL (June 18, 2018) — The University of Illinois announces the launch of MobileMeter, a mobile pay parking application powered by Passport, the global leader of mobile payments for parking and transit. The MobileMeter app has been greatly Read More »

  • Tyke Gets a Ticket, But It’s a Good Thing

    Officers in Covington, La., couldn’t help but have a little fun when they noticed a kid’s toy car parallel parked on the curb just like all the grown-up cars around it. Its junior owner returned to find a parking ticket—but not the kind you think. Officers left a “ticket” saying Read More »

  • Member News: Teal-Tate named Associate Director of Parking

    Tanara Teal-Tate Tanara Teal-Tate has accepted the position of Associate Director of Parking in FP&M Transportation Services. She will begin work on July 9, 2018. Tanara will bring more than 16 years of experience in parking operations to UW-Madison. She is currently the Director of the University of Tennessee Health Read More »

  • Member News: IPS Group Expands Parking Enforcement Management and Permit Management Solutions with Enhanced Modules

    Enhanced modules to the robust Enforcement Management and Permit Management Solutions provide additional capabilities to meet the evolving needs of Smart Cities SAN DIEGO, Calif. —Building on the success of its Enforcement Management Solution and Permit Management Solution, Smart Parking leader, IPS Group, Inc., has expanded its product offering to Read More »

  • Member News: IPS Group Offers a Glimpse into the Future of Smart Parking with Innovation Studio

    IPS Innovation Studio projects the future of Smart Cities through an IoT and Smart Parking experience featuring augmented reality and the IPS Fully-Integrated Parking Management Suite SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Representing the forefront of Smart City innovation, Smart Parking leader IPS Group, Inc. unveiled its Innovation Studio at the 2018 IPI Conference Read More »

  • Recharged and Ready for More

    By Cindy Campbell Inspired. It’s how I always feel after attending the annual IPI Conference & Expo. I return feeling enthusiastic and recharged. As a self-proclaimed parking geek, there’s always something magical about getting together with more than 3,000 of my closest friends. This year’s IPI Conference was a rewarding Read More »

  • Suicide in the News

    By Helen Sullivan, APR, Fellow PRSA Kate Spade. Anthony Bourdain. Suicide has been in the news a lot lately. Did you know it’s the tenth leading cause of death in the U.S.? Because of the stigma surrounding mental illness, very little is being done about it, but it’s a subject Read More »

  • Member News: Allpro Parking Expanding Their Portfolio and Business Verticals

    Allpro Parking, LLC, to Assume the Operation of the Ellicott Airport Parking Facility Buffalo, NY – Allpro Parking is pleased to announce that effective June 1, 2018 it will be assuming the operation of the Ellicott Airport Parking facility located at 4301 Genesee Street across from the Buffalo Niagara International Read More »

  • Member News: ParkMobile, LLC announces appointment of new executives to leadership team.

    ParkMobile, LLC, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the US, announced today the appointment of new executive to its leadership team. James Bain joins the company as Senior Vice President of Strategic and Corporate Development. In this role, Bain will focus on building and expanding partnership across Read More »

  • Member News: Red Beam Garage C Has 16 New Free Easy EV Charging Stations At T.F. Green Airport

    (Hartford, CT) – Propark America announced today that it has completed the installation of sixteen electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at its Red Beam Garage C location, servicing T.F. Green Airport in Warwick, Rhode Island. “Propark is thrilled to provide T.F. Green Airport travelers with additional convenient EV charging capabilities, Read More »

  • Uber: Not So Disruptive?

    Uber, one of the reigning kings of transportation network companies (TNCs), was supposed to disrupt a lot of things, from the way we get to and fro to the way many of us work. But a new report says that second part simply isn’t happening. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Read More »

  • BPA’s Parkex 2018

    Parking is constantly changing, and so is Parkex. The next Parkex will take place at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry  from June 13-14, 2018. BPA’s Parkex is Europe’s largest dedicated parking event, providing a platform for leading industry suppliers and parking brands to launch and exhibit the latest cutting edge products, technologies, and Read More »

  • Recharging the Parking Professional

    By Vanessa R. Cummings Parking professionals know that parking is a 24/7 job. There are people parking all the time and we never know when we will get an after-hours call to handle a situation. When do we take time to plug in our rechargeable batteries and refuel our tanks? Read More »

  • MSY RFP

    Parking Facilities Corporation (“PFC”) has issued a Request for Proposals (“RFP”) to identify and select a qualified parking and transportation management company to oversee the certain new and existing operations at Louis Armstrong International Airport (“MSY”). A new passenger terminal is currently under construction at MSY. New parking facilities are Read More »

  • Las Vegas Resort Ending Paid Parking

    Howls of protests rose above Las Vegas when casinos and resorts started charging for parking in late 2016. Now, one property has reversed that course. Wynn Resorts announced last week it will stop charging overnight guests for parking, folding parking into its $39 resort fee (which isn’t changing). Daily visitors Read More »

  • IPI Announces Results of 2018 Board of Directors Election

    Two new members join IPI Board (Alexandria, Va., June 6, 2018) – The International Parking Institute announced the results of its 2018 Board of Directors Election this week. Two newly elected IPI Board members are Larry Cohen, CAPP, executive director, Lancaster Parking Authority, Lancaster, Pa. and Jennifer Tougas, Ph.D., CAPP, Read More »

  • IPI Recognizes 12 Industry Programs for Marketing and Communications Excellence

    2018 Parking Matters® Marketing & Communications Awards Highlight Best Practices and Innovative Strategies (Orlando, Fla. – June 6) The International Parking Institute (IPI) is recognizing twelve outstanding marketing and communications programs in the parking and transportation sector during the 2018 IPI Conference & Expo in Orlando, Fla. this week. The Read More »

  • IPI Recognizes 21 New CAPPs in Orlando Graduation Ceremony

    (Orlando, Fla. — June 5, 2018) The International Parking Institute (IPI) celebrated the achievements of 21 new CAPP graduates at the IPI Conference & Expo in Orlando during a special ceremony June 5. This year’s new CAPPs come from private and public parking organizations that include universities, cities, corporations, commercial Read More »

  • 2018 Winners of IPI Awards of Excellence Competition Announced

    A parking structure that incorporates a playing field, a city garage that celebrates a Spanish explorer, and a campus structure that models sustainability are among honorees Orlando, Fla.  – June 5, 2018 – The nine winners of the International Parking Institute’s (IPI) 2018 Awards of Excellence prove that when ever-expanding Read More »

  • IPI Honors Leonard T. Bier, CAPP, JD, and Mary Smith, PE, for Lifetime Achievement in the Parking Industry

    IPI’s 2018 award shared by longtime leader in parking association management and world-renowned expert in parking planning (Orlando, Fla. — June 4, 2018) – The International Parking Institute (IPI) announced two recipients of its 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award: Leonard T. Bier, CAPP, JD, principal of Bier Associates, and Mary Smith, Read More »

  • 2018 IPI Conference & Expo

    The 2018 IPI Conference & Expo, June 3-6, Orlando, Fla., brings together more than 3,500 parking professionals from 30+ countries around the globe, representing every level of experience and segment of the parking and transportation industry. The event delivers four days of exceptional education, the largest display of parking-specific technology Read More »

  • Duke University Parking and Transportation Services and MAWAQiF, Parking Division, Integrated Transport Centre in Abu Dhabi, are IPI’s 2018 Parking Organizations of the Year

    Parking operations in a North Carolina university and bustling UAE city share a commitment to sustainability, customer service, innovation, and leadership (Orlando, Fla. —  June 1, 2018) The International Parking Institute (IPI) recognized two parking operations with its 2018 Parking Organization of the Year Award: Duke University Parking and Transportation Read More »

  • IPI Names DFW International Airport’s Armin José Cruz its Parking Professional of the Year

    Vice President of the Parking Business Unit at DFW International Airport is named the James M. Hunnicutt Parking Professional of the Year (Orlando, Fla.) – June 1, 2018 — The International Parking Institute (IPI) announced that Armin José Cruz, vice president of the Parking Business Unit at DFW International Airport Read More »

  • City of Greenville, S.C. Parking Professional Brittany Moore Named 2018 Emerging Leader of the Year by International Parking Institute

    Innovation, leadership, and initiative distinguish Moore’s role in parking services for city (Orlando, Fla.) – June 1, 2018 — The International Parking Institute (IPI) announced that Brittany Moore, CAPP, assistant general manager, parking services for the City of Greenville, S.C., has been named its 2018 Emerging Leader of the Year. Read More »

  • Christopher Bush of Duke University’s Parking and Transportation Services is Named IPI’s 2018 Staff Member of the Year

    His attention to detail, time-management, and work ethic help ensure the success of campus events (Orlando, Fla.) – June 1, 2018 — The International Parking Institute (IPI) announced that Christopher Bush of Duke University’s Parking and Transportation Services is its 2018 Staff Member of the Year. The award, part of Read More »

  • Travis Hargitt, Eugene Ore. Operations Director, is 2018 Parking Supervisor of the Year

    Eugene, Ore. operations director is a parking industry ambassador, employee advocate, and city asset (Orlando, Fla. – June 1, 2018) — The International Parking Institute (IPI) announced that Travis Hargitt, director of operations for the City of Eugene, Ore., has been named its 2018 Parking Supervisor of the Year. The Read More »

  • On to Orlando!

    Time to pack your bags! With just a few days until the 2018 IPI Conference & Expo, staff is enroute and we can’t wait to see all of you! The Parking Matters Blog will be on hiatus until we return from Florida next Friday. We hope you’ll download and get Read More »

  • The Demise of Teen Car Culture

    Better transit, on-demand and online services, and a video-game culture have all been blamed for the decline in teenage drivers; many teens wait until their 18th birthdays or longer to get their licenses. The Atlantic recently took on the phenomenon and came up with some different reasons teenagers aren’t as Read More »

  • Parking Craves Inspiring Leaders

    By Ana Hengist Looking back at everything I’ve learned so far in parking, I think about people who taught, inspired, and engaged me. Some of them were parking owners and directors, with great knowledge and power. Others were not necessarily decision-makers. Yet, they had an incredible ability to influence and Read More »

  • Mobility as a Symphony

    We’ve heard mobility-as-a-service referred to as lots of things—from part of the on-demand economy to the pinnacle of sustainable transportation—but a symphony? That’s exactly how Los Angeles Department of Transportation General Manager Seleta Reynolds envisions it working in her city, and she and her staff are working to rehearse for Read More »

  • 2018 Emerging Trends in Parking Survey Report

    The 2018 Emerging Trends in Survey reveals that more than 60 percent of parking professionals surveyed now identify as “parking, transportation, and mobility professionals,” their jobs increasingly integral to design, management, and operations of parking that are part of the broader movement to ease traffic congestion and create more livable, Read More »

  • 2018 Emerging Trends in Parking Survey Report Now Available Online

    Survey findings reveal effect of Uber and Lyft, as well as predictions about autonomous vehicles, the future of the profession, and more (Alexandria, Va. — June 1, 2018) According to the results of a new survey by the International Parking Institute (IPI), technology continues to have a tremendous effect on Read More »

  • Member News: Passio Recognized as Top Innovative Company in Georgia

    Passio Technologies was recently recognized by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) as one of the Top 40 Innovative Companies in Georgia. TAG award recipients are recognized for a wide range of qualities including degree of innovation, scope and financial impact of innovation, likelihood of success, and promotion of Georgia’s Read More »

  • Member News: E-Z Parking & Valet launches PassportParkingⓇ app in Greenville

    Application makes paying for parking easier Greenville, N.C. (May 22, 2018) — E-Z Parking & Valet, in collaboration with Taft Family Ventures, announce the launch of the PassportParkingⓇ mobile application in its Greenville, N.C., parking lots, to make paying for parking more convenient. The app is powered by the global Read More »

  • What Facebook’s Valets Know

    Many parking professionals get a great glimpse into the otherwise-hidden lives of their community members, just because of what happens in the lot or garage. Business Insider last week asked Facebook’s valets (valet parking is a free employee perk) what they knew about the company and its employees based on Read More »

  • I Get a Parking Spot for That

    By Kathleen Federici, MEd Spring in my area of the U.S. has been quite elusive this year. We are still awaiting its arrival! However, despite spring being in hiding, I persisted with my spring cleaning rituals. Having a non-magical house that doesn’t grow in size to accommodate the stuff in Read More »

  • Encouraging Civility

    By James C. Anderson These are interesting times. I am reading “Destiny and Power, The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush,” by Jon Meacham. The author describes Bush’s presidential election loss to Bill Clinton, then governor of Arkansas. While devastated by the loss, President Bush shouldered forward with the Read More »

  • Making Parking Easy

    By Matt Davis If you’ve ever spent time in San Francisco, you’re probably all-too familiar with the frustration that comes with finding a place to park. And as is the case in many urban cities, even if you find that coveted spot, the experience may not be a positive one. Read More »

  • Free Public Transit, 24/7

    The next chapter appears to be written in the effort to get people out of single-occupancy vehicles and onto transit: Estonia is about to make most of its transit free to anyone who wants to use it. Buses and rail going from the capital outward will be available free of Read More »

  • Ohio-Michigan Conference & Trade Show

    This spring, Ohio and Michigan are joining forces to bring the best parking conference and trade show to the region for 2018. Save the date and book a room — you won’t want to miss this two day opportunity to network and learn about exciting new developments in the parking Read More »

  • Member News: Conduent Named to Fortune 500 List of Largest U.S. Companies

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J., May 21, 2018 – Conduent Incorporated (NYSE: CNDT) announced today that after its first year of operating as a stand-alone enterprise, the digital interactions company has been recognized as a member of the Fortune 500, Fortune Magazine’s ranking of America’s largest companies. Companies on the list are ranked based on total revenue Read More »

  • Member News: Impark Adopts new accessibility symbol

    Imperial Parking Canada Corporation (Impark Canada) is pleased to announce the first implementation of the Dynamic Symbol of Access (DSA) at an Impark-managed parking facility. An invitation-only painting event took place in Toronto on May 1 to commemorate the initiative’s successful launch.   A Symbolic Change As reported on February Read More »

  • Member News: Paris airport (ADP group) chooses Kowee solutions for the development of its new car park pricing strategies

    The revenue management of the 28,000 parking spaces of Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport and that of the 10,000 parking spaces of Paris Orly airport will be powered by the cutting-edge Yield Management solution of Kowee, the leading provider of Dynamic Pricing solutions for the parking industry. The objective Read More »

  • The End of the Lot as We Know It

    Transportation network companies (TNCs) are already changing the way lots of us park (as in, we don’t all the time), but what will a future filled with on-demand and sometimes autonomous vehicles look like? Forbes took at look at the parking of the future, including some facilities being built differently Read More »

  • Uber, Congestion, Taxis, and More

    By Rachel Yoka, CAPP, LEED AP BD+C The reality is that the convenience of Uber has massive, city-altering effects. Cities like New York, London, and Paris are challenged like never before. It’s not just demand at the curb, either. This New York Times opinion piece takes a deeper dive: “Ride-hailing Read More »

  • Member News: Darin Witt Joins Nortech Parking Systems

    Darin Witt Joins Nortech Parking Systems Nortech Parking Systems welcomes Darin Witt as the Director of Sales to focus on the growth opportunities across Western Canada. Darin Witt joins the Nortech team with over 10 years of diverse experience in the parking industry including sales and operations. He most recently Read More »

  • Member News: Premium Parking Announces Addition of New VP Business Development Charley Debow

        Premium Continues to Grow Leadership Team to Include ‘Pay by Plate’ Technology Innovator  New Orleans, LA – May 16, 2018 – Premium Parking today announced the addition of Charley DeBow to its executive leadership team as VP Business Development. Charley will work with Premium’s operational team to provide Read More »

  • The Ethics of Autonomous Vehicles

    Autonomous cars can be trained to stay in lanes, obey traffic signals, watch speed limits, and react to the vehicles around them, but can they be taught to make decisions based on ethics? It’s a huge question as driverless approaches reality, and one college student made it a bit of Read More »

  • Member News: Passport zooms ahead to hiring vision with VP of product and VP of engineering

    Cage, Mapes will help drive innovation, product initiatives Charlotte, N.C. (May 15, 2018) — Passport announces the hiring of Meredith Cage and Duncan Mapes, the newest staff leaders for the world’s leader in mobile payments in the transportation industry. Cage is the company’s vice president of product and Mapes is Read More »

  • Making the Switch

    By Jacquelyn Contreras As we continue our journey through the 21st century, technology continues to advance in many ways. With the introduction of LED technology, lighting options for our parking garages have almost become endless. In comparison to traditional HID lamps that use an average of 70 to 400 watts, Read More »

  • Tour Apple Park’s Parking

    Apple Park, the tech company’s new headquarters, got a lot of attention when it opened for its streamlined, beautiful design. Now, even its underground parking is making headlines for being innovative. Business Insider features a video tour of the parking facility on its website. We spotted a lot of familiar Read More »

  • Loving the Bus Again

    Much has been written about a recent decline in transit ridership and cities are—understandably—worried. Some municipalities are trying different tactics to get people back on buses and trains instead of in their own cars, luring them with pricing deals, creature-comforts, and education campaigns. CityLab has some different ideas and last Read More »

  • A Little Can Go a Long Way

    By Maggie Vercoe We’ve all heard the saying, “a little can go a long way” when it comes to environmental sustainability. Install LED lightbulbs (better yet, hit the switch when you leave the room). Use a reusable water bottle. Bring your own bag to the grocery. But what about the Read More »

  • Member News: Premium Parking Announces Addition of New VP Business Development Nathan Donnell

        Premium Expands Leadership Team to Accelerate Industry Growth of Its “GLIDEPARCS” Gateless Parking Revenue Control Platform and Operations New Orleans, LA – May 10, 2018 – Premium Parking today announced the addition of Nathan Donnell to its executive leadership team as VP Business Development. Nathan will oversee the Read More »

  • Member News: NCPA names Passport as a preferred ‘parking enforcement partner’ 

      NCPA names Passport as a preferred  ‘parking enforcement partner’  Faster terms, better rates amongst benefits for cities Charlotte, NC (May 9, 2018) — Passport, the global leader of mobile payments for parking, transit and tolling, announces its award by the National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance (NCPA) as a preferred parking Read More »

  • Leveraging Big Data

    Ever hear the expression, “work smarter, not harder”? It’s possible in the parking industry thanks to big data—but you have to know what data to collect and how to use it. Smart technology offers up smart data, which is a big game-changer for parking operators and managers, helping them optimize Read More »

  • Member News: Propark America Welcomes Honor Miele As New Regional Manager in Los Angeles

    Propark America announced today that Honor Miele has joined the company as the new regional manager in Los Angeles, California. “I am thrilled to have Honor Miele as part of our Parking Dream Team, especially during this exciting period of growth for Propark,” said Senior Vice President, Peter Thorson. “Honor Read More »

  • Member News: Propark America Adds Latest Retail Parking Account to New York Management Portfolio

    Propark America announced today that the company has assumed management responsibility for the parking operations at Rego Center Mall in Queens, New York. “We’re honored to provide management services to Rego Center Mall,” said Kristen Sokich, Propark’s senior vice president. “This is a great opportunity for us to showcase our Read More »

  • Tablets are on Life Support. Now What?

    By Mike Weller Take a peek at recent sales statistics of tablets and you will find a negative trend. Global tablet sales in Q4 of 2017 amounted to 49.6 million units, down 7.9 percent from the previous year. This may not seem like a big deal, but considering how powerful Read More »

  • A New Era of Parking Data Collection

    By L. Dennis Burns, CAPP I looked at some pictures recently that left me with two thoughts. The first was simple amazement at the rate of technological progress that has been made. The second was, “Wow, you must really be getting old!” The first photo was of a Kimley-Horn employee Read More »

  • San Francisco Regulates Dockless Scooters

    Much is being said about shared, dockless, electric scooters —mainly, how cities will deal with them as their popularity grows. One city is taking a crack at it. San Francisco last week passed regulations that will govern the vehicles, with specific limits on who can establish fleets, how many scooters Read More »

  • Words that Change Us

    By Kim Fernandez The Next Big Idea Club  is a curated subscription service for books: subscribers receive three books every two months, picked by a great-minds dream team that includes writer and speaker Malcolm Gladwell and introvert-writer Susan Cain, among others. It’s not cheap, but promises to “hand-pick the ideas Read More »

  • Marketing the Brand: Treating Parking Like Retail

    By Nigel Bullers Parking is no longer an afterthought when deciding to head out for the day. Customers are Googling their route, mapping where they’ll park, and weighing cost against convenience. This is retail at its finest! Parking has made it to the red carpet. So what happens when we Read More »

  • IPI Webinar: Old World, Old-Fashioned Airport Parking? — May 2, 2018

    Live Online Webcast: $35.00 for IPI Members, $50.00 for Non-Members Description: Big data tools, dynamic pricing and yield management are innovative commercial concepts whose applicability is lively discussed within the parking industry worldwide.  While some European airports are highly interested in the commercial uplift potential of new big data tools Read More »

  • When Knowing Your Onions is Not Enough

    By Tope Longe Our diverse universe, though diverse, is indeed a dot. We are far, yet very near, thanks to the internet and the communication it enables. Though we are neatly connected, working times, working days, time zones, organizational culture and practices, etc., may differ. As a global industry, recognition Read More »

  • 2018 Pennsylvania Parking Association (PPA) Spring Conference & Trade Show

    PPA CONFERENCE MOVES TO SPRING! SAVE THE DATE MAY 2-4, 2018 PPA SPRING CONFERENCE AND TRADESHOW SHERATON STATION SQUARE PITTSBURGH, PA Call for Presentations to follow: Deadline Dec. 8th

  • Member News: Kimley-Horn names new President and Chairman

    Kimley-Horn Names New President and Chairman Continuing a 50-year tradition of orderly internal leadership transitions, Kimley-Horn named a new president during its annual owner’s meeting on April 29, 2018. Steven E. Lefton, PLA, a 21-year veteran of the firm, was named president; CEO John C. Atz, P.E., formerly president, moved Read More »

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    Caffeine, Attitude, and Dressing for the Job You Want

    Caffeine, Attitude, and Dressing for the Job You Want By Cindy Campbell I’M NOT MUCH OF A MORNING PERSON. If you know me, you can appreciate what an understatement this is. On a recent business trip, my schedule required me to rise and shine several hours earlier than normal. It was Read More »

  • Member News: Babylon Village introduces new parking app, PassportParking®, for ease, convenience

    Mobile parking app provides a simpler way to pay Babylon, NY (May 1, 2018) — The Village of Babylon announces the launch of PassportParking®, a mobile parking application that allows parkers to pay for their parking through their smartphones. The app is powered by the global leader of mobile payments Read More »

  • An Unforgettable, Sad Moment

    By Michael Cramer There are few things as surreal as a life-and-death moment. Many years ago, I was working on a suburban campus. There were a couple million square feet of office and two large garages with capacity for 4,000 vehicles. It was a beautiful setting and a peaceful place.  Not Read More »

  • Global Alliance Formed to Standardize Parking Data

    Three major parking associations join forces to develop an international parking data standard (Alexandria, Va.  – April 30, 2018) The Alliance for Parking Data Standards (APDS), recently formed by the International Parking Institute (IPI), the British Parking Association (BPA), and the European Parking Association (EPA), is a not-for-profit organization with Read More »

  • Member News: New Electric Charging Stations Now Open in Lancaster Parking Authority Garages

    LANCASTER, PA. (April 20, 2018) – New electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are now available for patrons parking in Lancaster Parking Authority garages. Today’s opening of the EV charging stations kicks off Earth Day weekend and reaffirms the city’s commitment to a clean environment. “The EV charging stations, the first Read More »

  • More Access to Cars: Now What?

    A new analysis by Governing magazine says more poor Americans have access to cars than they did a decade ago and that overall vehicle-miles traveled is up for the first time since 2007. Which seems like good news on the surface, but what does it mean for transit? Experts say Read More »

  • Member News: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport chooses AeroParker as its ecommerce platform for its parking operation

    AeroParker is extremely proud to announce winning a 10 year contract with Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) to supply a robust e-commerce platform for its parking operation. The AeroParker system will allow airport customers to reserve and purchase parking and ancillary services in advance of their travel. Sea-Tac Airport is currently Read More »

  • City Disruptor: Park My Scooter, Please

    By Helen Sullivan Interconnected, motorized scooters are cities’ new challenge, according to an article recently featured in the business section of the Washington Post. The writer says scooterists, often unhelmeted, whizzing by pedestrians, blocking sidewalks, are leaving these tyke-like, 15 mile per hour transportation wonders wherever they choose—on the street, Read More »

  • Is the Technology Worth It?

    By Christopher Perry Technology is advancing rapidly within the parking industry. Mobile applications, wayfinding tools, and occupancy monitoring are just a few of the latest advancements. All of these create benefits for both the operator and consumer. The puzzle is how to quantify these benefits. The analysis of such technological upgrades has gone Read More »

  • Southwest Parking & Transportation Association (SWPTA) 2018 Mid-Year Training

    SWPTA is coming to Park City, UT for mid-year training! Sessions this year include Customer Service & Conflict Resolution, an overview of Technology, and Hearing Examiner Training. Park City representatives will present the latest on technology and their facilities. See our schedule and descriptions below and sign up for this Read More »

  • Where the Sun Don’t Shine

    By Juan Ramos, LEED AP BD+C I recently had the good fortune to go on a work trip to The Turks and Caicos Islands (humble brag). It’s one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen, though you can’t shake the nagging thought of the effect that just a small Read More »

  • Parking Association of Georgia (PAG) 2018 Conference

    SAVE THE DATES and PLAN TO ATTEND ! This well attended event hosts parking professionals from across Georgia and the nation. It’s a great time to meet industry experts, vendors, operators and others who are in the parking industry. Education sessions, an expo hall, and a pertinent keynote address highlight Read More »

  • TNCs and Airports

    By Matt Sherwood, CM The rise of transportation network companies (TNCs) has resulted in tremendous shifts in the way people move around their communities, whether for commuting, entertainment, or for incidental travel. While that shift hasn’t been quantified statistically by the primary TNC providers, the effects have been felt by Read More »

  • Member News: Wi-Fi, Wine & While Away the Hours at Charleroi Airport with ParkCloud

    European online parking reservation leader, ParkCloud, has agreed to a deal with Belgium’s second largest airport – Brussels Charleroi Airport, BSCA – to provide customers with the option of lounge pass bookings, alongside existing fast track security and pre-booked parking options. As Charleroi Airport prepares to launch its first long-haul route Read More »

  • Member News: ‘Go 502’ app launches ahead of Thunder Over Louisville

    New Passport-powered app makes parking around the city and at events a breeze Louisville, KY (April 21, 2018) — The City of Louisville announces the launch of the mobile parking app, Go 502, ahead of its annual Thunder Over Louisville event this weekend. Passport, the global parking technology leader that Read More »

  • Citizen Patrols to Tackle Disabled Parking Abuse

    With limited resources and growing complaints, enforcing lawful use of parking spaces for the disabled can be a challenge. One New Jersey town is about to enlist citizen patrols to help. Clifton, N.J., plans to enlist volunteers to file complaints against those who unlawfully use parking spaces reserved for the Read More »

  • Choosing Matters

    By Rachel Yoka, CAPP, LEED AP BD+C Where you shop matters. As a wannabe foodie, I like farm-to-table, local, organic, and small businesses and co-ops. Where you choose to spend your hard-earned cash matters. We make buying decisions based on our values (and the brands we prefer) all the time. Read More »

  • IPI Represents Parking & Mobility at ULI Real Estate Summit

    The International Parking Institute joined real estate professionals at the Urban Land Institute Washington Real Estate Conference to address parking, mobility, and the future of transportation earlier this week. Moderated by IPI Chair Roamy Valera, CAPP, panelists included Jeff Farner, Deputy Director of Planning and Zoning, City of Alexandria; Omar Abdul-Baki, Galena Read More »

  • Shoup’s Parking and the City highlights parking reform

    Donald Shoup has released a follow-up to his groundbreaking 2005 publication, “The High Cost of Free Parking.” ‘Parking and the City’ highlights progress in parking reform research and action, as former doctoral students form a new generation of planning scholars making important contribution. Read the article here.   

  • Member News: TIBA Opens Direct Office in California to be Led by Malloy Pohrer

    LOS ANGELES, CA (April 17, 2018) – TIBA Parking Systems is launching a local office in California to serve Los Angeles and San Francisco.   This TIBA initiative will be spearheaded by Malloy Pohrer as the General Manager of TIBA in California. Pohrer joins TIBA with 25 years of executive Read More »

  • Going Green? Swap the Lights

    By Josh Naramore At the City of Grand Rapids, Mich., we are committed to meeting lofty environmental sustainability goals. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and becoming 100 percent renewable-energy dependent are two of the city’s highest-priority goals. Recently, we focused on improving energy efficiency in our parking facilities by replacing old, Read More »

  • Parksmart Advisor — Online, Instructor-Led Training — April 19, 2018

    Parksmart Advisors lead clients through the certification process for sustainable parking structures. The Parksmart program (formerly Green Garage Certification) is now offered under by the USGBC/GBCI alongside the suite of LEED and other sustainability rating systems. IPI is the USGBC Education Partner providing the education required to earn this valuable Read More »

  • Time to Upcycle

    By Rita Azrelyant Upcycling is the cool new way to recycle but it is not our parents’ version of recycling—it’s more sustainable. Yes, more sustainable than recycling! At an early age, we are taught to recycle in school, at home, and at work, but recycling requires a lot of time, Read More »

  • Voting Closes for IPI Board of Directors and CAPP Certification Board Elections

    Voting closes today for the 2018 IPI Board of Directors election. There are nine candidates running for five available positions for a two-year term beginning June 2018. Members in good standing are eligible to vote for the IPI Board of Directors; your organization’s primary member will cast the vote for Read More »

  • More than Once a Year?

    By Brian Shaw, CAPP With the better weather that comes along with spring, so does the opportunity to host outdoor sustainability themed events. May will see the annual bike-to-work day in the Bay Area of California. Having been involved in motivating, managing, and monitoring commuting travel behavior for more than Read More »

  • Parksmart Advisor — Online, Instructor-Led Training — April 17, 2018

    Parksmart Advisors lead clients through the certification process for sustainable parking structures. The Parksmart program (formerly Green Garage Certification) is now offered under by the USGBC/GBCI alongside the suite of LEED and other sustainability rating systems. IPI is the USGBC Education Partner providing the education required to earn this valuable Read More »

  • Sustainable Progress

    By Paul Wessel Leading up to the fourth Earth Day (April 22) since the launch of Parksmart, some reflections: We’ve inspired never-before-held conversations between architects, engineers, sustainability experts, building managers, and parking operators early in the new garage design process. The managers and operators’ wisdom and vision is increasingly incorporated into Read More »

  • A Guide to Parking

    IPI’s mission to advance the parking profession manifests in a number of ways – through top-notch education, certification and accreditation, and connecting our community through the conference and expo and now online through Forum.    Publications are another hallmark program of our organization; take a look through this magazine and the Read More »

  • Microlearning

    In today’s world, communication is often shortened to emojis and cell phone texts with words misspelled (or made up) for brevity. If we need to find something, we can get that piece of information the moment we need it as long as we have Wi-Fi.  If an email goes more Read More »

  • Yogi Berra Lives On

    By Shawn Conrad, CAE Baseball great Yogi Berra was known for his clutch hitting on the ball field and for his “Yogi-isms” when talking to reporters after the game. One of my favorite Yogi-isms was, “It’s déjà vu all over again.” Yogi and this saying came to mind recently when Read More »

  • Regional Associations and Parking Newbies

    By Britney Cooper In 2015, I took a leap of faith and changed professions, moving from an education background to the world of parking. As a still-relative newbie to parking, I had the pleasure of attending my second Texas Parking and Transportation Association Conference this past March in Houston. I Read More »

  • Parksmart Advisor — Online, Instructor-Led Training — April 12, 2018

    Parksmart Advisors lead clients through the certification process for sustainable parking structures. The Parksmart program (formerly Green Garage Certification) is now offered under by the USGBC/GBCI alongside the suite of LEED and other sustainability rating systems. IPI is the USGBC Education Partner providing the education required to earn this valuable Read More »

  • Member News: Casey Jones Joins TimHaahs

    Timothy Haahs & Associates, Inc. (TimHaahs) is pleased to announce the addition of Casey Jones to our team. Casey will serve as Vice President, leading the firm’s efforts in the areas of parking planning, access, and mobility. Casey is a premier parking industry expert, with over 23 years of experience Read More »

  • April Fools? Not for This Parking Organization

    When is an April 1 news story not a prank? Apparently when it’s about a donations for parking citations program. University of Florida President W. Kent Fuchs announced a donations for citations program on April 1, and many students and faculty thought it was a prank. But yesterday, he announced Read More »

  • Goal-line Strategy

    By Will Thompson In 2000, I became the head coach of my three sons’ youth tackle-football teams. Since I played through college, I felt coaching boys would be fairly easy. The first year was tough, but we managed to finish the season at 5 and 5 with a first round Read More »

  • New York State Parking Association (NYSPA) Lunch & Learn

    Join the New York State Parking Association (NYSPA) for its second annual Lunch and Learn event, Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 547 W. 27th Street, New York, N.Y., 10001. Parking and transportation experts will present new parking concepts with real-world applications. Only $30 registration fee—lunch included. Last year’s Lunch and Learn Read More »

  • 2018 New England Parking Council (NEPC) Annual Spring Conference & Trade Show

    Join the more than 250 parking and transportation officials who gather every year for the New England Parking Council (NEPC) Annual Spring Conference and Trade Show. In 2018, the conference heads to Providence, Rhode Island, for yet another epic show. The conference presentations focus on bringing you the latest in technology Read More »

  • Parksmart Advisor — Online, Instructor-Led Training — April 10, 2018

    Parksmart Advisors lead clients through the certification process for sustainable parking structures. The Parksmart program (formerly Green Garage Certification) is now offered under by the USGBC/GBCI alongside the suite of LEED and other sustainability rating systems. IPI is the USGBC Education Partner providing the education required to earn this valuable Read More »

  • Getting People to Speak Up

    One of the first tenets of management is to encourage and actively listen to employee feedback. But what happens when employees are reluctant to participate in the conversation? Inc. took on the question and offered 10 ways to encourage employee participation. Some are obvious—find out why some team members don’t Read More »

  • Parksmart Advisor — Online, Instructor-Led Training — April 9, 2019

    Parksmart Advisors lead clients through the certification process for sustainable parking structures. The Parksmart program is now offered under by the USGBC/GBCI alongside the suite of LEED and other sustainability rating systems. IPMI is the USGBC Education Partner providing the education required to earn this valuable certificate. This is a Read More »

  • news

    Congratulations to a True Parking Professional

    Congratulations to a True Parking Professional IPI offers its heartiest congratulations to Eula Sanders, who retired from her Lanier parking attendant booth last week at the age of 81. She didn’t go quietly into the next chapter, however. Beloved by her 400 monthly parkers (she knew every last one by Read More »

  • You Talkin’ to Me?

    By Cindy Campbell Here’s an interesting statistic regarding the primary cause of conflict: 10 percent of conflicts are due to differences of opinion. 90 percent are due to using the wrong tone of voice. Now, I can’t verify this statistic but I can tell you that it feels true. Like Read More »

  • Forum, IPI’s New Online Community, Facilitates Member Connections

    IPI launches a 24/7 members-only network that helps parking and transportation professionals find answers, access industry information, join discussions, and forge valuable relationships (Alexandria, Va. – April 5, 2018) The International Parking Institute (IPI) today announced the debut of Forum, an online community that gives members a powerful new way Read More »

  • Forum, IPI’s New Online Community

    Forum is an online community that gives members a powerful new way to access and share parking, transportation, and mobility-industry information and on-the-job experiences. IPI members can log in and join vibrant discussions, gain others’ perspectives on questions and challenges, access a robust, online library of member knowledge and resources, Read More »

  • Community Participation is Key

    By Eric Haggett As the heads of most municipal parking operations (and the consultants who work with them) know, implementing even the slightest change to a municipal parking program can be difficult, to say the least. From a lack of political will to a lack of available funding, municipal parking Read More »

  • Member News: SKIDATA appoints a new Leader for North America

    SKIDATA, Inc., a global leader in access control and revenue solutions appoints Stefan Schaffner as CEO & Senior Vice President North America. SKIDATA has experienced tremendous growth in the US market – more than doubling their revenue, office locations and employees since 2014. This hyper growth has made SKIDATA the Read More »

  • The Sharing Economy and Mobility on Demand

    By L. Dennis Burns, CAPP I recently rediscovered a 2016 document published by the Federal Highway Administration: Shared Mobility – Current Practices and Guiding Principles. In the past few years, the sharing economy has emerged as a developing phenomenon that is reshaping many economic sectors including financial, goods, food, services, Read More »

  • The Hot, New Shared Transportation Method? E-scooters.

    Just when you thought you had bike-sharing down, there’s a new trend in town and some say it might make the bike-share market seem tiny in comparison. It’s electric scooter-sharing, and spurred on partially by nostalgia, partially by practicality, and partially because it’s just fun, it’s predicted to be the Read More »

  • Member News: Metra commuters and Chicagoans have used PassportParking® and ParkChicago apps over 40 million times

     Apps make getting around Chicagoland easier, more convenient and faster Chicago, Ill. (April 3, 2018) — If the 20th century is considered the century of the automobile, then the 21st century will evolve with citizens at the helm of how they commute through a variety of innovations in transportation. Today, Read More »

  • Member News: PassportParking® lands in Plymouth

    Town adds the mobile parking app for convenience Plymouth, Mass. (April 2, 2018) — Park Plymouth announces the launch of the PassportParking® mobile application that allows motorists to pay for their parking through their smartphones. The app is powered by the global leader of mobile payments for parking and transit, Read More »

  • Increasing Transit Ridership: Cities that Get it Right

    A study earlier this year found that transit ridership is decreasing in most cities. But some stand out as having transit use rates that buck the trend and are rising. So what’s going on there? Streetsblog took a look at several cities where people are using transit more than they Read More »

  • Put Some Mystery Back Into Your Life

    By Michelle W. Jones, CMP I remember being a teenage girl, wondering what the evening would bring as I embarked on a first date. Excitement, nervousness, the thrill of the unknown—it kept me guessing. It was mysterious. With the demands of daily adulting—work, kids, chores, commitments—it can be easy to Read More »

  • Food Truck Parking Prohibitions Repealed

    Louisville, Ky., made headlines seven years ago when it passed legislation designed to keep food trucks from parking near competitive brick-and-mortar restaurants. Last week, the city reversed that rule. Litigation in cities with similar regulations has resulted in wins for the food truck owners, who say prohibiting them from parking Read More »

  • Member News: WGI Hires Three Managers for its Parking Solutions Division

    (WEST PALM BEACH, FL – March 16, 2018) WGI is pleased to announce that three managers in two states recently joined the firm’s Parking Solutions Division: Alex Pappas joined WGI’s Chicago office as a senior business development manager. He has over 25 years of experience in architecture, engineering, construction, and Read More »

  • Member News: Tracey Bruch, CAPP joins WGI in Tampa Office

    (TAMPA, FLORIDA – March 22, 2018) WGI is pleased to announce that Tracey Bruch, CAPP joined the firm’s Parking Solutions Division as a project manager in its Tampa office. Tracey comes to WGI with over 32 years of experience, with specific expertise in parking management and operations in both the Read More »

  • Parking: As Easy as a TV Show

    By Matt Penney A few years ago, influenced by far too many home renovation TV programs, my wife and I purchased a house that just needed a few “little” updates. It couldn’t be that hard. We watched almost miraculous transformations unfold before our eyes in regular 30-minute time blocks. I had a hammer, Read More »

  • Morale Starts With You

    By Julyanne Long Morale is an important part of every business. A pat on the back or uplifting words can go a long way. As leaders, it is our responsibility to keep morale high to keep productivity up and reduce turnover. It’s not always easy, but it is always necessary. Read More »

  • Member News: Parking Management Company, ABM, and Passport Lead the Charge on Denver’s Mobility Initiatives

    Mayor’s Mobility Action Plan inspires change Denver (March 26, 2018) — Denverites spoke loud and clear during the November 2017 election, they want a bond to assist with upgrades to their city. Out of 69 bond projects, 25 of the projects were transportation-related. The City of Denver made its priorities Read More »

  • Are You a Strategic Thinker?

    By Rita Pagan Strategic thinking is not only reserved for executives. It can, and should, happen at every level of an organization. Are you currently thinking strategically as you manage your projects? I once had a director tell me in a review that I was one of a few people Read More »

  • 2018 Women in Parking Conference and Tradeshow

    Women In Parking’s Annual Spring Conference and Tradeshow will revolve around the theme of Transforming Careers Through Diversity. Come join peers in the parking industry at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois. Member rate $275, non-member rate $325. 6 pm Sunday, March 25, 2018 through 3 pm Monday, March Read More »

  • Don’t Just Go with the Flow

    By Kathleen Federici, MEd. According to Mindtools.com, change management is a structured approach for ensuring that changes are thoroughly and smoothly implemented, and that the lasting benefits of change are achieved. According to thebalance.com, change management is the process of helping individuals and the organization transition from the current state Read More »

  • A Simple Solution for the Dockless Challenge

    It’s the biggest complaint about dockless bike-share: Users, for whatever reason, leave the bikes all over the place when they’re finished riding. Going with the theory that much of the mess is because riders just don’t understand the rules, a new pilot program by the Seattle Department of Transportation introduces Read More »

  • Creating an Effective Feedback Loop

    By Nicole Wylie Moving up the management chain has its perks: more input, more insight, and more opportunities for shaping your organization’s growth strategy. But climbing the corporate ladder also brings more responsibilities, like managing the team responsible for executing said strategy. And in addition to everything that’s already on Read More »

  • Voting Open for IPI Board of Directors and CAPP Certification Board Elections

    Voting is open for the 2018 IPI Board of Directors election. Review the biographies and platforms from the nine candidates running for five available positions. Candidates are listed randomly on the ballot; please vote for your top five choices. Members in good standing are eligible to vote for the IPI Read More »

  • Uber Halts Self-Driving Vehicle Tests

    Uber yesterday announced it’s halting testing of its autonomous vehicle fleet after a woman in Tempe, Ariz., was struck and killed by one of the cars. It was the first recorded death of a pedestrian hit by a driverless car. The car was in autonomous mode with a human safety Read More »

  • Voting Opens for IPI Board of Directors and CAPP Certification Board Elections

    Voting is open for the 2018 IPI Board of Directors election. There are nine candidates running for five available positions for a two-year term beginning June 2018. Members in good standing are eligible to vote for the IPI Board of Directors; your organization’s primary member will cast the vote for Read More »

  • Member News: Eberle Design Inc. Receives Early ISO 9001:2015 Certification for Quality Management

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (March 15, 2018) — Eberle Design Inc. (EDI), a leader in advanced traffic data aggregation, vehicle detection and intersection safety monitoring solutions, today announced that it has received ISO 9001:2015 certification indicating its compliance with the latest edition of ISO 9001 quality management standards. EDI completed its audit Read More »

  • Multitaskers Are Lousy at Everything

    By Shawn Conrad, CAE As you commute into work, your mind starts to prepare for all the goals you want to tackle and accomplish during the day. As often happens, you get sidetracked by a cell phone call telling you there is an access problem with faulty equipment, you walk Read More »

  • New Tax Laws and Their Effect on Businesses

    By Bonnie Watts, CEM April 15. Most working-class individuals hear that date and cringe. I’m one of those over-zealous individuals and had my taxes filed and returned before the end of January. My tax preparer was already ahead of the game, providing me with information on how the new tax Read More »

  • Member News: Pasadena Drivers Can Now Use a Mobile App to Pay for Parking

    The PassportParking® app adds convenient payments solution  Pasadena, Calif. (March 15, 2018) — The PassportParking® mobile parking application is now available in Pasadena for a simpler and quicker payment option. The mobile app is powered by the global leader of mobile payments for parking and transit, Passport, serving cities and Read More »

  • Member News: ParkCloud Adds Airport Experience Package for Belfast International Airport Passengers

    European online parking reservation leader, ParkCloud, has strengthened its collaboration with Belfast International Airport by introducing additional ancillary revenue services to support its existing parking partnership. With a current agreement in place to offer the airport’s 6 million annual passengers the option of reserving their parking prior to travel, ParkCloud Read More »

  • The Happiest, Paid Parking on Earth

    Walt Disney World this week announced plans to start charging its overnight resort guests for parking. Beginning March 21, drivers staying in its on-property hotels will pay $13 to $33 per night for parking. Guests at its Fort Wilderness Resort campground and day-only guests will not be charged for parking. Read More »

  • IPI Webinar: Parking Guidance and the Journey — March 14 @ 2:00 PM EDT

    On-Demand Webcast: $35.00 for IPI Members, $50.00 for Non-Members Description: Parking Guidance and the Journey is the ninth in a series of parking-specific presentations by IPI’s Parking Technology Committee. This archived presentation explores the various technologies available to communicate parking information to consumers during the different parts of a journey Read More »

  • Parking Work is Emotional Customer Service Work

    By Teresa Trussell, CAPP  “I love my job, I need my job, I need my paycheck, and I cannot say what’s inside my head right now.” How many of you have repeated this to yourself as you attempt to maintain a professional demeanor while an angry customer completely unloads on Read More »

  • Member News: Kimley-Horn Named One of the 2018 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For®

    Raleigh, North Carolina – February 15, 2018 – Kimley-Horn is one of the 2018 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune. Kimley-Horn ranked #10 on the list, which is based on survey responses from employees rating the Read More »

  • Member News: TIBA Launches ParkBlue – Parking Access for Any Parking Garage

    COLUMBUS, OHIO (March 13, 2018) –  TIBA Parking Systems is proud to announce the immediate availability of ParkBlue; a service and application to enable cloud-based management of parking garages, frictionless physical access to parking garages on any PARCS system and a mobile application, as well as an SDK to facilitate Read More »

  • Member News: Downtown Pensacola Improvement Board Introduces New Public Parking Program

    Premium Parking to provide new integrated parking management solution and mobile payment platform Pensacola, FL – March 1, 2018 – Beginning March 1, Downtown Pensacola and Premium Parking, a New Orleans, Louisiana based parking management provider, will transition to a new digital parking management platform for Downtown Pensacola’s on-street, public Read More »

  • Why Patients Benefit from Paying for Hospital Parking

    By Eric Williams As the health care market battles shrinking margins due to Medicare/Medicaid shortcomings and the increasing number of uninsured Americans, hospital executives are forced to evaluate every aspect of their revenue producing assets. The current operational trend in the hospital community is to trim costs and capitalize operational Read More »

  • Brussels Combats Air Pollution with Free Transit

    Brussels has joined Paris and Madrid in offering free transit and free bikeshare use on days when air quality is particularly bad, in an effort to fight pollution. If levels of fine particulate matter in the air stay bad for 48 hours, the city’s residents will be able to use Read More »

  • ’Tis the Season

    By Rachel Yoka, CAPP, LEED AP BD+C It’s the season for unexpected snowfalls, nor’easters, and snow days (for kids of all ages). It’s been a little looney at my house (even more so than average) and I am not ashamed to admit it. Late spring has been very mercurial as of Read More »

  • IPI Webinar: Hello, Parking! Is Anyone There? / Alô, Estacionamento! Tem Alguém Aí? (Presented in Portuguese)

    On-Demand Webcast: FREE This webinar was presented in Portuguese. Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018 / Data: quinta-feira, 8 de março de 2018 Time (USA): 2:00 p.m. (EST) / Horário (Brasil): 16 horas (Horário de Brasília) Description: Technology is in the spotlight of most discussions when it comes to the future Read More »

  • Member News: City of Norfolk Launches ParkNorfolk Parking App

    Custom parking app includes new features Norfolk, Va., (March 8, 2018) – Parking in Norfolk just became easier with the city’s new and improved mobile app, ParkNorfolk. It’s a custom-made app powered by Passport, the global leader for mobile parking and transit payments throughout cities and universities in North America. Read More »

  • Many Great Reasons for New Mobility Services

    By Alex Thibault We are in the middle of a tectonic shift in the market for mobility services. Organizations small and large are diving in every week and becoming operators in a space they wouldn’t have considered 10 years ago. For a number of good reasons, car manufacturers and distributors, Read More »

  • Off the Beaten Campus Path

    A meter covered in gumballs. Traffic cones way up in trees. A parking manager helplessly watching chaos ensue in his garage from a stuck-between-floors elevator. And a woman getting out of her car to “help” direct traffic when she decided the parking folks were out of their element. Sound familiar? Read More »

  • Six Tips for Better Networking

    Networking: The joy of extroverts excited about making new connections, and the bane of introverts who find small talk and introductions in crowded rooms pretty painful. Either way, it’s a necessary thing in business. Inc. this week released its list of six things smart people do to have interesting conversations. Read More »

  • Member News: Penticton Launches Mobile Parking Payment Application

    City introduces parking app for quicker payments Penticton, British Columbia (March 5, 2018) — The City of Penticton, British Columbia, announces the launch of a mobile app for parking payments, by Passport. Passport, the developer of the app, is the global leader for parking and transit payments for cities and Read More »

  • Member News: Impark Canada Announces Collaboration with the Forward Movement

    February 28, 2018 Imperial Parking Canada Corporation (Impark Canada) is proud to announce its collaboration with The Forward Movement, a Canadian advocacy group campaigning for the support and adoption of the Dynamic Symbol of Access (DSA). To advance its work with The Forward Movement, Impark will adopt the DSA as Read More »

  • Transformed Urban Planning

    The Economist last week ran an article about “The Chance to Transform Urban Planning.” It covered new ways cities can be designed in the future, including the possibility of the “garden city” becoming a real thing, thanks to one big technology. What is it? Autonomous vehicles. Using data and trends Read More »

  • Mid-South Transportation and Parking Association (MSTPA) Annual Spring Conference

    The Mid-South Transportation and Parking Association annual conference will provide you with an affordable opportunity to network with and learn from your colleagues and leaders in the industry.

  • Got 10? Make a Big Difference

    By Helen Sullivan, APR, Fellow PRSA You’ve probably heard about the 10/10/10 rule for making wise decisions. It’s based on a book by that name written, coincidentally, nearly 10 years ago by business writer Suzy Welch. The basic premise is to make decisions based on: How will you feel about Read More »

  • Member News: Colorado School of Mines Launches the PassportParking® Mobile Parking App

    The Mines selects Passport for quicker payment option Golden, CO (March 01, 2018) — The Colorado School of Mines announces the launch of PassportParking®, a mobile pay parking application. The app is powered by the global leader of mobile payments for parking and transit, Passport, serving cities and universities throughout Read More »

  • Member News: Become a Master of Time with the PassportParking App®

    PassportParking launches at University of Rochester  Rochester, New York (March 1, 2018) — There’s one basic college course every student must pass. It doesn’t appear in the course catalog and it isn’t assigned a grade. However, it could result in a pass/fail at the end of the semester. Time management Read More »

  • Member News: ParkCloud Signs Deal with APCOA Parking Germany to Promote Parking at Berlin Schönefeld Airport on Behalf of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH

    European airport parking reservation leader, ParkCloud, has agreed a contract to offer the official multi-storey car parks, operated by parking facility operator APCOA PARKING Deutschland GmbH, to its passengers flying from Berlin Schönefeld. The cooperation between ParkCloud and APCOA PARKING is part of APCOA’s aspiration to provide clients with the Read More »

  • Plug in When You Park?

    By David M. Feehan I drive a 2013 Chevy Volt, which I bought new. Chevy sells about 25,000 Volts a year, and the new Honda Clarity plug-in hybrid expects sales to be about the same. There are other at least 20 manufacturers that now offer PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicles), Read More »

  • Standardizing Real-Time Maps

    There are a lot of entities mapping city streets; from transportation network companies to bike-share operations to city transportation departments to Google Maps and Waze, the supply of real-time maps seems endless. One challenge: They’re not necessarily the same. Some show parking, some show road closures, some update more frequently Read More »

  • CAPP Deadline: Complete Exam to Participate in 2018 Graduation

    Complete the CAPP examination by February 28, 2018 in order to be eligible for 2018 graduation. View exam resources here.

  • The Future and Your Operation

    By James C. Anderson We live in interesting times! Driverless vehicles, autonomous vehicles, alternative-fuel vehicles, artificial Intelligence, ride-sharing, intermodal transportation, and the AV START Act. Some people are inspired and excited by these prospects while others are uncertain, uneasy, and feel angst about the possibilities and its broad implications. If Read More »

  • Columbus, Ohio, Invests in EV, Infrastructure

    When Columbus, Ohio, won a 2016 Smart Cities Challenge grant, no one was sure what they’d spend the money on. Last week, they announced the first investments with those funds: 93 electric vehicles and 86 EV charging stations, to be funded with the grant and $1.7 million in city tax Read More »

  • Skiing in the Parking Garage

    What do you do if you’re part of an Olympic ski team that needs a tunnel to practice in during the summer? You find a refrigerated parking garage, of course. Believe it or not, such a thing exists and the U.S. Nordic combined team really did practice there before this Read More »

  • Deadline to Enter IPI’s Parking Solutions Competition — Feb. 23, 2018

    The IPI Parking Solutions Competition is a design and development challenge for college students. This competition is a chance for students to express their rendition of The Garage of the Future. IPI seeks to engage students in a challenging parking solutions exercise based on real-world scenarios. Students can submit independently or form Read More »

  • Member News: Ryan Hunt Named President of Premier Parking

    Ryan Hunt began his career in the parking industry with Premier Parking in July of 2006, a time when Premier managed five properties in downtown Nashville, TN. Over the last eleven years, Premier Parking has grown exponentially, expanding to several major U.S. cities and totaling over 400 parking operations. Ryan Read More »

  • Member News: ParkCloud Expands Polish Network with Katowice Airport

    European online parking reservation leader, ParkCloud, has added a second Polish airport to its growing portfolio of airport parking providers. Poland’s fourth largest airport, Katowice International Airport, has agreed to add its P2 car park to ParkCloud’s global booking platform, enabling it’s near 3 million users to reserve a space Read More »

  • New Tax Laws and Parking

    By Mario Constanz Under the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, employers will no longer be able to deduct expenses related to transportation benefits, including parking, transit, or vanpooling. This eliminates a major incentive for employers to provide transportation and parking to their employees or any other expense relating to Read More »

  • Call for Nominations for the IPI Board of Directors and CAPP Board Closes

    The IPI Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the annual Call for Nominations for the IPI Board of Directors. Interested members should submit by Thursday, February 22, 2018 for consideration. To review criteria and find out more about the process, click here. The CAPP Certification Board is pleased to announce Read More »

  • Dubai Tests Autonomous Pods

    The squarish, blue and white boxes humming on Dubai roads may look a little weird, but they also might be a glimpse at the future of transportation. The city is testing a fleet of electric, autonomous pods at the World Government Summit—designed by NEXT Future Transportation, the pods can hold Read More »

  • Are Parking Apps the Future?

    By Michael Cramer While not quite in their infancy, parking apps aren’t a mature market. Yet. Yes, I think parking apps are the future but I am not sure the form we see today will survive. Let’s look at the challenges facing apps. First, they are expensive. Too expensive? Each Read More »

  • Member News: Mark Johnson to Lead TIBA Parking System Sales in Australia

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA (February 16, 2018) – TIBA Parking Systems welcomes Mark Johnson as the Director of Sales in Australia to focus on the growing opportunities across the country. Mark Johnson joins the TIBA team with 15 years of diverse experience in the parking industry including sales, operations, product development and Read More »

  • A Conversation About Aging

    By Kim Fernandez Somewhere along the way—don’t ask me how—my personal email address was added to a press list somewhere and every P.R. person peddling every product you can think of (and some you should be glad you haven’t imagined) started bombarding me with emails. Most days, it’s an annoyance. Read More »

  • New England Parking Council (NEPC) 2018 Hospital Forum

    Where UMass Medical Center University Campus 55 Lake Street, UMass Medical School building, Worcester, Massachusetts 02115, USA Fees The Hospital Forum is FREE to all NEPC Members

  • Member News: Indiana Borough Introduces Mobile Payment App Powered by Passport

    Indiana, Pa. (Feb. 15, 2018) — Indiana Borough announces the launch of PassportParking®, a mobile parking application that allows parkers to pay for their parking through their smartphones. The app is powered by the global leader of mobile payments for parking and transit, Passport, serving cities and universities throughout North Read More »

  • Parking Technology to Keep Truckers Safer

    Travel along any major highway and you’re likely to see 18-wheelers parked along shoulders and exit ramps while their drivers get some rest. Technology developed in the parking industry is about to try and change that. Minnesota has started installing technology to let truckers know in real-time where parking spaces Read More »

  • Parking Districts and the City

    By Becky Cass The Washington Avenue Corridor of Houston is known to cater to mid-20s and early 30s professionals who enjoy bars and clubs with drinks and eats. Although the strip of Washington Ave. is full of clubs, bars, and restaurants, surrounding side streets are packed with residential condos and Read More »

  • The Importance of Wayfinding

    By Thomas W. Gaffery, IV, MBA, CAPP Whether a university, municipality, airport, transit agency, or private parking operator, wayfinding is something we should all spend some time on. A successful wayfinding signage implementation will result in a dramatic benefit to you and your customers. Questions encountered in the field will Read More »

  • Member News: Joe Mollish Joins TIBA Parking Systems as Vice President of Strategic Accounts

    COLUMBUS, OH (February 12, 2018) – TIBA Parking Systems welcomes Joe Mollish as the Vice President of Strategic Accounts to expand sales in its’ rapidly growing vertical markets, such as universities, airports, hospitals and municipalities. Mollish will manage complex and large-scale projects across the United States. Joe has a diverse background Read More »

  • Keep the Car, Sell the Data

    Back in the day, the most valuable part of your car besides the engine might have been its spoiler or its chrome or its stereo or its rims. Experts say that won’t be true for very much longer if it even still is, because your car’s data is about to Read More »

  • Member News: Asheville Launches New Citation Management System Powered by Passport

    Enforcement officers now using real-time platform for more accurate enforcing Asheville, NC (Feb. 9, 2018) — Passport, the industry leader in parking enforcement software, has launched its citation management platform for the City of Asheville. The city, that expects to issue up to 20,000 citations this year, is upgrading its Read More »

  • Member News: Direct Travel Partners with SpotHero for Business to Become First TMC to Offer Mobile Corporate Parking Management

    February 8, 2018 Direct Travel, Inc., a top travel management company in North America, today announced that it has partnered with SpotHero for Business, North America’s leading business parking reservation platform and the first mobile solution to help corporate travelers find and book parking on the go. The partnership will increase the Read More »

  • Let Your Purpose Propel You                                                    

    By Michelle W. Jones, CMP This week I had the great fortune to hear an inspiring presentation by Roy Spence, co-founder and CEO of The Purpose Institute. Aristotle said, “Where your talents and the needs of the world meet, there lies your purpose.” Many folks may not know their purpose. Read More »

  • Member News: ParkCloud Expands into Canada as it Continues Global Growth

    Global online parking reservation provider, ParkCloud, has broken into a new market, announcing Canada as the 42nd country available to customers booking through its extensive global network.   ParkCloud is now able to offer its online parking reservation services to customers travelling from Canada’s largest and busiest airport – Toronto Pearson International Airport.  Passengers parking up at the airport’s self park covered garages Read More »

  • Where the Dinosaurs Parked

    Plans to tear up a parking lot to make room for a new building at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in suburban Maryland were delayed not too long ago by dinosaurs. Dinosaur footprints, actually, which made it apparent that people weren’t the first creatures to park on that land. Seems Read More »

  • A Drop, A Correction, or More?

    By Mark Vergenes Parking professionals, like everyone else, have concerns about the stock market. Last year was good. While it took the Dow 14 years to climb from 10,000 to 15,000, it took it just three-and-a-half years to reach 20,000 in 2017. Perhaps those highs made the Dow’s 1,500-point drop Read More »

  • New Complete Streets Framework Released

    Smart Growth America recently released a new framework and scoring methodology for Complete Streets. This was, they said, a result of calls for increased equity and implementation in the program and the new policy framework is in use now. It includes more requirements and steps to implement Complete Streets. Along Read More »

  • Member News: Romeoville Introduces Mobile Payment App Powered by Passport

    The Village adds mobile parking app for quicker payment option Romeoville, Ill (Feb. 5, 2018) — The Village of Romeoville announced the launch of PassportParking®, a mobile parking application that allows parkers to pay for their parking through their smartphones. The app is powered by the global leader of mobile Read More »

  • Feeling Social. Now What?

    The year is still in its infancy but there’s been lots of news about social media for businesses. Facebook’s new algorithm, LinkedIn’s embrace of video, and Instagram’s pushing suggested feeds are just a few examples. How does a parking organization pull it all together to make the most of social Read More »

  • Connect and Succeed

    By Kathleen Federici, MEd I had to complete two internships for my dual undergraduate degree. I was lucky that my university had a connection with a company that was set up half as a non-profit and half as for-profit, each with their own different names, letting me complete both internships Read More »

  • Dockless Bike-Share: To Regulate or Not?

    One of the latest trends in bike-sharing is going dockless—instead of leaving bikes in racks that lock, users can leave them anywhere in a specified area and the bikes self-lock electronically until the next user signs in to use them. The systems have begun to create controversy in cities including Read More »

  • Member News: Passport Transforms How New Yorkers Begin Their Commutes

    Mobile app provider leads the way for parking payments along Metro North Rail  New York, NY (Jan. 23, 2018) — Charlotte, North Carolina-based fintech company, Passport, which recently raised $43 million from Bain Capital Ventures to help accelerate its growth, has secured 34 parking lots along the Metro North Rail Read More »

  • He Gets Us

    Pricing on-street parking, as readers of this blog already know, is about finding a balance between what people will pay, how much time they really need to occupy a space, and how far they’re willing to walk to their ultimate destinations. Parking people know this. But it appears word is Read More »

  • Is it Worth the Time?

    By David Feehan I recently had a meeting in downtown Rockville, Md. Google Maps could get me to my destination, but where would I park? There was a municipal parking garage listed on Google Maps, but the site offered no helpful information—where to enter, the hourly rate, whether the garage Read More »

  • Member News: ParkCloud Secures Renewal Deal with Torino Airport

    European online parking reservation leader, ParkCloud, has further strengthened its presence within the Italian market, by securing a contract renewal with Torino Airport (Turin Airport), following a successful 18-month term.  Having originally agreed the deal in mid-2016, Turin Airport – which is also known asTurin-Caselle Airport – has agreed to renew Read More »

  • Member News: NextGen Parking Awarded University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Contract

    The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center has awarded NextGen Parking a contract for the upgrade and addition of parking revenue control equipment for five garages on its expanded parking complex in Dallas, Texas. The $1.1 million contract standardizes all UTSW parking facilities on a common Designa ABACUS PARCS system, Read More »

  • Member News: SpotHero Announces Voice-Activated, In-Car Parking Reservations via the Google Assistant in Android Auto

    New SpotHero Integration on the Google Assistant Showcased at CES 2018 SpotHero, North America’s leading parking reservation service, has launched a new integration that enables drivers to book parking with the Google Assistant using voice commands. With the Google Assistant’s recent integration into Android Auto, drivers with Android Auto will Read More »

  • We’re Less Afraid This Year

    Tides turn and that’s what’s happening in the autonomous vehicle space. A new survey finds Americans are more willing to consider trying driverless cars than they were just a year ago. The survey, conducted by AAA and released last week, found 63 percent of drivers are afraid to try autonomous Read More »

  • Managing Parking and the Curb

    By Rachel Yoka, CAPP, LEED AP BD+C “Cities across North America are recognizing the value of their curbsides as flexible zones.” You bet they are—nearly every conversation I have had with a parking professional lately mentions managing the curb, TNCs, on-street parking, and greater mobility (and therefore flexibility). (Of course, Read More »

  • Forecast: Massive Growth for Smart City Technology

    EV charging stations, micro-grids, smart parking, and smart street lighting are among the fastest-growing transformative technologies that are forecast to boost smart city Internet of Things (IoT) revenue to $62 billion by 2026, says a new research report. Current revenue is $25 billion. ABI Research, which released its report this Read More »

  • Call for Nominations for IPI Board of Directors and CAPP Board — Now Closed

    Nominations for both the IPI Board or Directors and the CAPP Board closed February 22, 2018. The Nominating Committee of the International Parking Institute (IPI) is pleased to announce the annual Call for Nominations for individuals interested in serving as members of the IPI Board of Directors. For the 2018 Read More »

  • Member News: Women in Parking Board Announced

    Women in Parking (January 24, 2018) 2018-2019 Women in Parking Board Announced The Women in Parking (WIP) Association recently announced the roster for elected members to the 2018-2019 WIP Leadership Board. The eight new board members joining the new board term come from a variety of sectors within the parking Read More »

  • Try, Try Again: Uncle Sam Wants … Parking

    Editor’s note: This post, which was published earlier in the week, was a bit thwarted by circumstances out of our control. We heard from lots of you that you’d like to see the document linked at the end, which was unavailable during the federal government shutdown, so we’re republishing it. Read More »

  • Just One App?

    By Dion Knill Remember the old days when you couldn’t send an SMS to a friend if he or she was on a different mobile network? It’s no wonder 15 years ago the U.S. had the lowest usage of SMS messaging in the world. Recently I did an informal survey Read More »

  • Member News: ADEXUS Partners with TIBA Parking Systems in South America

    COLUMBUS, OHIO (January 22, 2018) – TIBA Parking Systems and ADEXUS, a leading company in IT services and solutions, join forces to deliver world-class parking access and revenue control systems (PARCS) to South America. Headquartered in Chile, ADEXUS will expand the TIBA network in South America. With 27 years of experience, Read More »

  • Member News: ParkCloud Strengthens Team with Three New Recruits

    European online parking reservation leader, ParkCloud, has welcomed three new members to its head office team following a successful period of growth. Elvan Bagci, Melanie Schroeder and Julio Calvo join the parking reservation provider’s award-winning team as Marketing Analyst, Account Manager – German & Polish and Account Manager – Spanish Read More »

  • Member News: Parkmobile Announces Major Investment by BMW Group

    BMW’s investment in Parkmobile, LLC to help drive continued expansion and innovation throughout North America Parkmobile, LLC, the leading provider of mobile parking solutions in North America, announced today a recapitalization of the business and investment by BMW Group.  Through this transaction, Parkmobile has consolidated its shareholder base and gained Read More »

  • Being Fearless

    By Kim Fernandez My daughter tried out for her first high school musical last week. She rose through the performing-arts ranks at her elementary/middle school quickly and thanks equally to her ability to carry a tune and never developing a fear of rejection or spotlight aversions, by seventh grade was Read More »

  • Member News: David Horn Joins Propark America’s Parking Dream Team

    Hartford, Connecticut – Propark America announced today that David Horn has joined the company as the new regional vice president, overseeing the Jacksonville market and select near airport facilities within the company’s portfolio. “The southeast region is a challenging parking environment, so the right leadership is top priority for Propark,” Read More »

  • Parksmart Advisor — Online, Instructor-Led Training — January 18, 2018

    Parksmart Advisors lead clients through the certification process for sustainable parking structures. The Parksmart program (formerly Green Garage Certification) is now offered under by the USGBC/GBCI alongside the suite of LEED and other sustainability rating systems. IPI is the USGBC Education Partner providing the education required to earn this valuable Read More »

  • Real-Time Occupancy: The Most Valuable Piece Of Parking Information

    By Nathan Donnell For any driver, the parking experience is often one of frustration. In downtown areas, drivers typically circle the block several times hoping a parking space opens up. Drivers naturally try to park at the closest lots to their destinations, which can lead to over-filled lots with gridlocked Read More »

  • IPI Webinar: Introduction to Parksmart

    On-Demand Webinar: $35.00 for IPI Members, $50.00 for Non-Members Parking lies at the intersection of the two biggest drivers of CO2 emissions globally, buildings and transportation. Evolving technologies, new business opportunities and a growing consciousness regarding environmental responsibility have positioned parking to drive change in both of these areas. Parksmart, the Read More »

  • Branding to the Curb

    By Renee Smith, JD MBA In today’s competitive environment, branding is the name of the game. Parking owners who rely on hourly parkers to generate revenue usually face competition from other parking facilities, and the most successful know how to make theirs stand out. Organizations that provide parking as an Read More »

  • Parksmart Advisor — Online, Instructor-Led Training — January 16, 2018

    Parksmart Advisors lead clients through the certification process for sustainable parking structures. The Parksmart program (formerly Green Garage Certification) is now offered under by the USGBC/GBCI alongside the suite of LEED and other sustainability rating systems. IPI is the USGBC Education Partner providing the education required to earn this valuable Read More »

  • Transportation, Mobility, and an Aging Population

    Much has been researched and written about the need for housing and healthcare as the next generation ages. But there hasn’t been a lot said about that generation’s transportation needs and what they’ll need to get around, which is a huge part of aging comfortably. TransitCenter, a foundation dedicated to Read More »

  • Member News: Traffic & Safety Control Systems Inc. Joins TIBA Parking Systems’ Family of Value-Added-Resellers

    COLUMBUS, OHIO (January 12, 2018) – TIBA Parking Systems welcomes Traffic & Safety Control Systems Inc. to its’ network of value-added-resellers (VARs). Traffic & Safety has served the Michigan parking industry as a full-service Parking Revenue and Access Control Systems (PARCS) provider since 1974. Traffic & Safety Control Systems Inc. Read More »