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  • IPMI Webinar: PARCS Replacement and Implementing the Latest Technologies – A Case Study of the American Dream project in New Jersey

    Live Online Webcast: $35.00 for IPMI Members, $50.00 for Non-Members Description: The American Dream is a retail/dining/entertainment development featuring an indoor amusement and water park, indoor snow-skiing slope, and a high-end retail mall; including 10,000 spaces, 72 lanes of equipment, and 56 Pay-on-Foot machines. The PARCS included E-Z-Pass Integration, Pay-On-Foot, Read More »

  • IPMI Webinar: A Portrait of El Paso Parking Using Geographic Information System (GIS)

    Live Online Webcast: $35.00 for IPMI Members, $50.00 for Non-Members Description: Cities are beginning to utilize technology as a tool to write the history of parking and pave the path for the future. To achieve real-time solutions and capture usable parking data, the City of El Paso put Geographic Information Read More »

  • California Public Parking Association (CPPA) Annual Conference & Trade Show

    Save The Date 2020 Annual CPPA Conference & Trade Show Tuesday, November 17, 2020 – Thursday, November 19, 2020

  • APO Site Reviewer Training-Online, Instructor Led Training-November 12, 2020

    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. The site review is a required component for applicant organizations and must be Read More »

  • APO Site Reviewer Training-Online, Instructor Led Training-November 10, 2020

    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. The site review is a required component for applicant organizations and must be Read More »

  • APO Site Reviewer Training-Online, Instructor Led Training-November 5, 2020

    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. The site review is a required component for applicant organizations and must be Read More »

  • APO Site Reviewer Training-Online, Instructor Led Training-November 3, 2020

    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. The site review is a required component for applicant organizations and must be Read More »

  • IPMI Webinar: Enabling Daily Parking Decisions For Faculty and Staff: How More Granular Choice Has Reduced Parking Demand and Delighted Customers

    Live Online Webcast: $35.00 for IPMI Members, $50.00 for Non-Members Description: UCLA has long been a leader in reducing drive-alone rates. Historically, this has been accomplished by subsidizing alternative transportation products. In an era of constrained resources, this approach is limited. This webinar will explore what additional gains UCLA has Read More »

  • NYSPTA Fall Conference

    Additional details coming soon …

  • PARKSMART ADVISOR — ONLINE, INSTRUCTOR-LED TRAINING — OCTOBER 13, 2020

    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 four-day Read More »

  • 2020 IPMI Leadership Summit

    IPMI Members-Only Event Save the Date: October 8-9, 2020 Raleigh, NC Contact us to be added to the pre-registration list at events@parking-mobility.org.

  • Carolinas Parking & Mobility Association (CPMA) 2020 Annual Conference & Trade Show

    CPMA 2020 ANNUAL CONFERENCE & TRADESHOW Embassy Suites, North Charleston Charleston, SC September 22-25, 2020 Hotel Room Reservations: Call 1-800-228-9290 Mention “Carolinas Parking and Mobility Association conference” to receive the CPMA rate. Room rate reservation cut-off date = September 3, 2019 Register Now

  • IPMI Webinar: How to Increase Retention and Boost Team Culture

    Live Online Webcast: $35.00 for IPMI Members, $50.00 for Non-Members Description: Join this webinar to understand how to analyze your team’s culture and other’s experiences and ideas. Nicole will lead a webinar packed with information fostered around what it takes to build a superior sales team, what a healthy team Read More »

  • IPMI Webinar: Considering an Alternative to Adaptive Reuse

    Live Online Webcast: $35.00 for IPMI Members, $50.00 for Non-Members Description: This presentation will explore how we need to be adaptive in our mindset on how we manage and implement parking in our downtowns and on our campuses, looking at exterior factors like growth, changing transportation demographics, and evolving policies Read More »

  • PARKSMART ADVISOR — ONLINE, INSTRUCTOR-LED TRAINING — August 4, 2020

    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 »

  • Pacific Intermountain Parking & Transportation Association (PIPTA) 2020 Conference and Expo

    Save the Date – July 22 – 24, 2020 in Eugene, OR.

  • IPMI Webinar: Reimagining a Sustainable, Resilient Workforce for Curbside Management

    Live Online Webcast: $35.00 for IPMI Members, $50.00 for Non-Members Description: There is disruption occurring across cities relating to curbside management. Between innovation and intensifying mobility demands, the traditional management of the curb is being jostled to meet those demands. In municipalities across the US, there is recognition to have Read More »

  • NEPC Charity Golf Tournament

    REGISTRATION OPEN NOW! Join your fellow NEPC charity supporters on Thursday, June 25th to support the Annual NEPC Charity Golf Tournament. 8:00 AM – Registration, Lunch and Driving Range 9:00 PM – Tournament Play Begins 3:00 PM – Late Charity Awards Lunch Individual Player: $150 (Includes lunch and cocktail hour)

  • IPMI Webinar: ASU’s Campus Access Management: Student safety, curb management and multi-modal access.

    Live Online Webcast: $35.00 for IPMI Members, $50.00 for Non-Members Description: Arizona State University has done over the past five years to create a safe environment for pedestrians to be able to walk around campus without being hit by skateboarders, bikes, carts, and facility vehicles.  This case study will start Read More »

  • NYSPTA Professional Development Summer Retreat

    Join us this Summer at the Spinning Wheel Restaurant for our Annual Summer Retreat.  An event that every year shows you why parking is fun!

  • MENA Transport Projects Forum

    MENA Transport Projects is a regional gathering of government officials, project owners, contractors, consultants, private investors and solution providers from across the transport sector to discuss transport planning and masterplans, latest design and engineering strategies, future transportation demand planning, project investment models for the development of the regional transport ecosystem Read More »

  • 2020 IPMI Conference & Expo, San Antonio, Texas

    For all things #IPMI2020, visit the website here. 

  • Ohio Parking Association 2020 Annual Spring Conference & Tradeshow

    Registration is Open Now! The Ohio Parking Association will once again bring you an outstanding Conference and Tradeshow this May! Join your fellow OPA colleagues for two-days of networking, educational forums, discussions, a parking exhibition and a little social fun mixed in.

  • #IPMI2020: Advance Registration Closes Today!

    Register and take advantage of the best available rate! 

  • PARKSMART ADVISOR — ONLINE, INSTRUCTOR-LED TRAINING — April 21, 2020

    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 four-day Read More »

  • IPMI Webinar: More Than a Parking Garage: Transformative Leadership to Shift Campus Culture

    Live Online Webcast: $35.00 for IPMI Members, $50.00 for Non-Members Description: As college campuses and universities continue to adapt to today’s changing economic and political climate, campus services must breakdown silos and reach across departments to mitigate challenges and support student success.  Join NACAS CEO, Kelsey Harmon Finn, as she Read More »

  • SWPTA 2020 Mid-Year Training

    SWPTA Mid-Year Training registration is now open! REGISTER 4/15-4/16 Riviera Palm Springs Palm Springs, CA  

  • Texas Parking & Transportation Association (TPTA) 2020 Annual Conference & Trade Show

    MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Where: Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park Date: April 13-16, 2020

  • NEPC 29th Annual Spring Conference and Tradeshow

    REGISTER NOW!   The NEPC Annual Spring Conference and Trade Show brings together parking and transportation professionals from universities, municipalities, hospitals, airports and from the private sector.  More than 250 attendees will gather in Boston for two days of education and networking.  Forty vendors will exhibit the latest in parking Read More »

  • IPMI Webinar: Micromobility, Parking Garages and Data – They are all Related

    Live Online Webcast: $35.00 for IPMI Members, $50.00 for Non-Members Description: This presentation, offered by the IPMI Technology Committee, provides an overview of first and last-mile mobility services and they can collaborate with your parking operations.  The presentation reviews the various micromobility options available and how they can fit into Read More »

  • Call for Presentations Closes for the Midwest Regional

    Mark your calendars now for the second annual Midwest Regional Parking & Mobility Conference. This year’s event will take place in Kansas City, Mo., July 29-30. IPMI is excited to bring together parking, transportation, and mobility experts from throughout the heartland for this professional development and networking event. This is Read More »

  • ONLINE INSTRUCTOR LED COURSE: ANALYSIS AND APPLICATION OF TECHNOLOGY

    About the course:  The development and introduction of new technology in all aspects of our lives is happening at a pace never experienced before. This is certainly true in how we manage and conduct business in the parking and mobility sector. In this session we will discuss new and emerging technologies, Read More »

  • ONLINE INSTRUCTOR LED COURSE: ANALYSIS AND APPLICATION OF TECHNOLOGY

    About the course:  The development and introduction of new technology in all aspects of our lives is happening at a pace never experienced before. This is certainly true in how we manage and conduct business in the parking and mobility sector. In this session we will discuss new and emerging technologies, Read More »

  • MSTPA 2020 Annual Spring Conference & Trade Show

    Registration is now OPEN! Join us this upcoming March 2nd-4th, 2020 for the MSTPA Annual Spring Conference in Sandestin, FL. With over 100 attendees and exhibitors annually, the conference is sure to be a great opportunity for networking, parking-based learning and stimulating discussion. We hope to see you there!  

  • IPMI Board of Directors and CAPP Certification Board: Call for Nominations Closes

    IPMI Board of Directors Nominations IPMI members are invited to share their skills and talents to help set the future strategic vision of our organization by running for the IPMI Board of Directors and CAPP Certification Board. Board members are recognized as leaders representing all sectors of the parking, transportation, Read More »

  • My E-scooter Rental Experiment

    By Scott C. Bauman, CAPP Last fall, I took my family into Denver for a special excursion–to rent electric scooters for the very first time and explore our vibrant downtown. The experience was quite informative. We rode all around the central business district, stopped for some famous local ice cream, Read More »

  • 2020 Midwest Regional Parking & Mobility Conference

    Call for Presentations  

  • Collaboration

    By Robert Ferrin The parking, mobility, and transportation industry is changing at a head-spinning rate and driving us to innovate and be responsive to our customers, new technology, and increasing demand for the curb and parking space. As the industry changes, expectations have increased for what a parking and mobility Read More »

  • Do Parking Enforcement Officers need Bicycle Training?

    By: Pamela Corbin, CAPP Many municipalities use bicycles for parking enforcement, parking ambassador programs, and law enforcement, but they don’t all have bicycle safety training. As cities become more congested, the need for bike patrols will increase, but is bicycle training needed? Everyone learned to ride a bike as a Read More »

  • No Driverless Cars Yet? Blame Human Nature

    By some estimates, we should have been relaxing in our autonomous cars by now. But that dream keeps getting pushed back, and Fast Company says they know why: Basic human nature. Developers tend to assume that people can “partially” pay attention while using a “semiautonomous” car. Levels 2-4 describe certain Read More »

  • Sorry, Were You Talking?

    By Cindy Campbell You’re probably familiar with the important concept of talking less and listening more. Author Susan Cain once wrote, “We have two ears and one mouth and we should use them proportionally.” It’s troubling, then, that so many abandon the practice of listening as they climb the ladder Read More »

  • The Benefits of Funding Retirement Healthcare Benefits

    By Scott A. Petri As a result of long-standing financial prudence, the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA), a state agency, has recently been able to fully fund the present-day value of its post-retirement healthcare benefits for employees.  Why is that important? When I served on the state Appropriations Committee, I saw firsthand Read More »

  • New England Parking Council (NEPC) Municipal Forum

      REGISTER HERE The NEPC Municipal forum will be held at the Boston Marriott Newton, located at 2345 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA, 02459. NEPC has reserved a block of single rooms at a rate of $169.00. Book your room today at the Boston Marriott Newton at our group rate of $169.00. All reservations Read More »

  • IPMI Webinar: Supporting Mobility in an Open Environment

    Live Online Webcast: $35.00 for IPMI Members, $50.00 for Non-Members Description: When it comes to mobility, the future of parking is here. You just need to know where to look. Parking professionals across the globe are seeking new ways to promote mobility and apply planning approaches and new technologies to Read More »

  • The Double Parking Conundrum

    We see on-street parking competition from transit, bicycles, online shopping delivery trucks, shared mobility service companies, and a variety of other usages. People love convenience, but the rigid, daily demand for on-street parking has consequences, including double parking. Anyone who has driven in a city knows the frustration of encountering Read More »

  • Growing Pains: Points to Ponder

    By Teri Morkunas, CAPP Those who work in bustling city parking facilities have a real challenge. You have major corporations moving in that buy up all of the monthly parking in garages in anticipation of future need and do not use the space because they have not completed their move. Read More »

  • Texas Parking & Transportation Association (TPTA) Winter 2020 Roundtable

    WINTER 2020 ROUNDTABLE – COLLEGE STATION, TX  Free event for Parking & Transportation Professionals! WHO:      All parking & transportation professionals WHAT:    Join TPTA for a free networking mixer on February 10, 2020 at Mo’s Irish Pub 6:30 pm and then join us the following day for a free informative Roundtable Read More »

  • Member News: Crane Payment Innovations Announces

    Acquisition of Cummins Allison   Malvern, PA (Feb 4, 2020) – Crane Payment Innovations (CPI), a Crane Co. company and global leader in banknote and coin validation, cashless payment systems, and asset management software, today announced the acquisition of Cummins Allison, a leading provider of coin, currency and check handling Read More »

  • Member News: Bristol Airport Partners with IDeaS to Optimize Parking Inventory

    BRS will utilize IDeaS Car Park Revenue Management System to improve forecasting capabilities and automate complex, manual processes   MINNEAPOLIS—Feb. 4, 2020—IDeaS Revenue Solutions, the world’s leading provider of revenue management software and services, will implement its Car Park Revenue Management System (CPRMS) at Bristol Airport (BRS) to optimize 17,000+ Read More »

  • Nevada Drops Parallel Parking from Driving Test

    Nevada joined the growing fray of states to drop parallel parking from its driving test to sighs of relief from teenagers and howls of protest from many of their parents. It is the 17th state to remove the skill from licensing exams. State officials said they stopped testing for parallel Read More »

  • Inconsiderate Defined

    By Michelle W. Jones, CAE, CMP Merriam-Webster provides a definition of “inconsiderate” as “heedless, thoughtless,” and “careless of the rights or feelings of others.” On Sunday, my 22-year-old niece posted this photo with a poignant message on Facebook: “Just because it is Super Bowl Sunday doesn’t mean it gives you Read More »

  • Behind the Keyboard: Cybercrime and Parking

    During the past generation, parking has become incredibly technology-centric with the introduction of parking guidance technology, frictionless parking suites, and more advanced parking access revenue control systems (PARCS) making parking more convenient and manageable than ever before. Parking professionals just a generation ago could never have predicted the evolution of Read More »

  • Supporting Mobility in an Open Environment

    By Roamy Valera, CAPP Next Wednesday, I’ll have the pleasure of presenting an IPMI webinar: Supporting Mobility In An Open Environment. Mobility is a rapidly evolving discipline within the urban planning and parking fields, and I hope to inspire a conversation about how we can do a better job of Read More »

  • Member News: LAZ Partners with City of Westminster On Parking  

    Contract calls for advising the City of Westminster on Downtown and Westminster Station parking solutions Denver, CO – Feb. 3, 2020. LAZ Parking announced today that it has signed a contract with the City of Westminster, Colorado to help develop parking solutions for the City of Westminster’s Downtown area and Read More »

  • A Partnership for a Community Purpose

    By Alejandra “Alex” Argudin, CAPP, LEED AP Do you ever look at an underutilized parking lot and think to yourself, “There is so much potential to do something great for the community here!” As more and more high-rises transform the skylines and the hustle and bustle of cities are palpable, Read More »

  • Driverless Buses to Hit Real Roads in Florida

    Twelve-passenger, driverless buses will hit real roads in Gainesville, Fla., later this year, marking the first time autonomous shuttles travel among other traffic in the U.S. Currently in testing on closed courses, the EasyMile electric buses will run four-mile routes between downtown Gainesville and the University of Florida. They’ll have Read More »

  • #IPMI2020 Smart Cities Pavilion Competition: EXTENDED TO FEB. 1, 2020

    Download all the details here.

  • Whatcha Reading?

    By Rachel Yoka, CAPP, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP Not all people are born readers. In school we are assigned books that are selected to shape our worldview and educate us, and hopefully open our minds to different concepts, cultures, and perspectives. As a young person, I hope you found Read More »

  • Member News: ParkHub Supports SP+ GAMEDAY at the Big Game for the Fifth Year Running

    The company’s parking management technology improves the parking experience for operators and fans DALLAS, TX. – January 30, 2020 – For the fifth consecutive year, SP+ GAMEDAY has teamed up with ParkHub, the leading B2B parking technology provider, to help fans park in time for the Big Game. Boasting a Read More »

  • Member News: Mayor Young Applauds New Partnership Between the Parking Authority of Baltimore City and SpotAngels

    The “Waze for Parking” App Helps Users Find Parking   BALTIMORE, MD.  — Finding a parking spot in Baltimore City just got a little easier. The Parking Authority of Baltimore City (PABC) announces its partnership with SpotAngels, the first free, community-based parking app that helps drivers identify parking that meets Read More »

  • Are You Too High Up to Bend Down?

    By Jennifer Carroll My management philosophy is to lead by example. If I can do it, you can do it too. In my first parking manager position, I worked in all the different positions we had–cashier, auditor, shuttle driver, etc. I remember when I trained with someone in maintenance, he Read More »

  • The Future of Fleets

    Fleets of self-driving vehicles are about to become the norm. What does that mean for the parking and mobility industry? We’ll give you a hint: They’re driverless. Autonomous vehicles will change the fundamentals of the entire transportation landscape, and that includes fleets–and the way they interact with parking and mobility Read More »

  • When Will They Ever Learn?

    By David M. Feehan I am going to be kind and not identify the exact location where the meter pictured in this photo is located. Suffice it to say that I was attending a meeting in a Washington D.C., suburb on a rainy evening. As usual, I was running late Read More »

  • Member News: ORBILITY Commits to Major Expansion in the United States

    Orbility announces new CEO for the US   PARIS, FRANCE, Jan. 10, 2020 — Orbility, an OSP Inc. brand, announced today that it has appointed Michael H. Bigbee, a senior industry executive, as the new CEO for the United States, reflecting the company’s commitment to expand the company’s presence in Read More »

  • Member News: EDC Corporation Launches AIMS MobilePay Consumer Mobile Payment App as Extension to its AIMS Parking Management Solution Site

    New app offers customers increased convenience – while increasing revenue opportunities and operational efficiencies for municipalities, higher-education, and other customers utilizing AIMS Parking Management platform. Syracuse, NY – EDC Corporation, the Syracuse, NY-based developer of the AIMS Parking Management suite of parking management solutions, announced today that it has officially Read More »

  • The Man Behind Ohio’s AV Testing Facility

    Most people don’t know much about the Transportation Research Center, the second largest vehicle testing site in the U.S. Established in 1962, it’s now credited as being a major force behind autonomous vehicle development; the cars and other vehicles are tested and researched on the site’s miles of track. You’ve Read More »

  • The Language of Parking

    By Kathleen Federici, MEd Our local borough’s parking garage just moved from a pay-and-display meter to a type-in-your-license-plate and be-on-your-way meter. Change, however, is not something most folks are comfortable with. This even applies to the new meter on the bottom floor of our local parking garage. I am in Read More »

  • Member News: Park Assist’s M4 System Chosen to Upgrade Parking at SouthPointe Pavilions

    LINCOLN, NEBRASKA – January 22nd, 2020 – Park Assist® has been selected by RED Development to install its M4 Parking Guidance System (PGS) at SouthPointe Pavilions in Lincoln, Nebraska. SouthPointe Pavilions is a bustling open-air shopping destination featuring over 55 shops, restaurants, and a movie theater complex. In addition to Read More »

  • Member News: FlashParking Welcomes Jonathan Evens as New Regional VP of Sales, Central Region

    Industry veteran will leverage his 13 years of parking experience to grow Central US sales team and introduce Flash’s Mobility Hub Operating System to his core customer base  Austin, Texas (January 22, 2020) – FlashParking, the leader in parking technology, today announced the hiring of industry veteran Jonathan Evens as its Read More »

  • Discovering the Future of Mobility–in a Video Game?

    By Matt Davis Parking does not have a lot of crossover with pop culture, so imagine my surprise to discover an innovative vision of the future of parking and mobility in an unlikely place: a video game. If you’re familiar with the video game industry or have a kid who’s Read More »

  • Member News: FlexPost® Welcomes New Team Member – Jeremy Johnson

    Holland, Michigan, 1/20/20 – For Immediate Release FlexPost Inc., a leader and innovative manufacturer of flexible signposts and bollard units, is proud to welcome Jeremy Johnson to our already-talented team. Jeremy has recently joined FlexPost as an Internal Sales and Marketing Coordinator. Jeremy brings over 20 years of sales and Read More »

  • Member News: ParkMobile Partners with the University of Georgia to Provide Smarter Parking Options Around Campus

    Atlanta-based company continues to add users and expand service in cities, venues and universities across the state of Georgia Athens, GA – 2020 – ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the U.S., announced today the launch of service at the University of Georgia’s main campus Read More »

  • Member News: BBVA Stadium Selects ParkMobile as Official Parking Partner

    New service allows fans to easily reserve parking spots in advance for Houston Dynamo and Dash soccer matches and other events at the stadium  Houston TX, – January 14, 2020 – BBVA Stadium today announced a new partnership with ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America, as the official provider of parking reservations for events at the venue. Using the ParkMobile website, BBVA Read More »

  • Technological Flux and Basic Fundamentals

    By Tom Wunk, CAPP The parking industry has been and continues to be in a state of “technological flux.” This includes advances in parking control technology, construction, payments, and even the automobile itself (think navigation and GPS, back-up cameras, remote start, etc.). Coupled with the need to stay in touch Read More »

  • U.K. District Offers Free Parking for Electric Vehicles

    In response to what it’s calling a “climate emergency,” one district in the United Kingdom plans to offer free parking for electric vehicles. Traditionally-fueled vehicles will continue to pay to park. The Warwick District Council announced the plan yesterday, offering parking permits at no charge to drivers of EVs; it Read More »

  • My Stupid Furnace and Brand Loyalty

    By Kim Fernandez Three weeks ago, I realized mid-day that I was colder than usual. That was because my furnace wouldn’t kick in. I said some not-very-nice words, tromped downstairs, took the whole system down starting at the thermostat and finishing at the power source, waited a minute, brought it Read More »

  • Member News: Leading Curb Management Company, Coord, Launches Digital Curb Challenge Across North America

    Up to three cities across North America will be selected to partner with Coord to undertake a free, curb space management pilot program in 2020 to create more efficient, safe and accessible streets   NEW YORK— January 15, 2020— Coord, the industry-leading curb management company, today announced the launch of the Digital Read More »

  • Uber Joins Call for Mandated Mobility Features, Regulations

    Uber, one of the granddaddies of transportation network companies, this week added its voice to those asking the U.S. Congress to prioritize the safety of bike and scooter users through a number of incentives: New mobility infrastructure legislation that would require bike lanes be included on newly repaved roads according Read More »

  • IPMI Webinar: Utilizing Technology: A How-To Guide on Converting to a Virtual and Electronic Parking Environment

    Live Online Webcast: $35.00 for IPMI Members, $50.00 for Non-Members Description: In an industry where parking technology is evolving more rapidly than many can wrap their minds around, how does one know what technologies to leverage and how they can truly benefit their organization?  The “Utilizing Technology: A How-To Guide Read More »

  • Parking Takes Flight

    By Casey Jones, CAPP Just more than 116 years ago, Orville Wright piloted the first flight in a “heavier than air” machine at present-day Kill Devil Hills, N.C. The Wright brothers’ success was not guaranteed and plenty of people believed we’d have wings on our backs if we were meant Read More »

  • Non-paying “Parkers” Causing Real Problems

    By William R. Conner, CAPP Hey, anybody out there have any solutions to a pigeon problem in a garage? The problem was noticed last spring on level one of the garage around the exit. Pigeons were roosting on the beams above the exit gates and depositing all their droppings on Read More »

  • Survey: What Automakers are Building Isn’t Necessarily What Consumers Want

    Autonomous and connected vehicles are all the rage in the news and among automakers, but a new survey shows they’re not necessarily as popular among consumers. Delotte’s 11th annual Global Consumer Automotive Study asked 35,000 consumers in 20 countries about the transportation that interests them. Among the findings: Interest in Read More »

  • Happy Anew Year!

    By Tiffany Smith, MBA Everyone is returning to work after vacations, holidays or maybe even returning to normal routines after the slowdown from closing out one year and opening another. Jumping back in can be a little challenging. How do you reignite the enthusiasm, motivation, and drive in your team? This is Read More »

  • Oregon Establishes Mobility Office

    Oregon yesterday named three members to its new Office of Mobility and Mega Project Delivery, which was established to find ways to ease construction and improve mobility. Among its first projects will be developing a tolling and congestion pricing model. The office’s members are experienced in transportation and tolling in Read More »

  • Member News: Park Assist Launches Parking at UCSD’s Living and Learning Center into the Future

      LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA – January 8th, 2020 – Park Assist® has been selected to install its M4 Parking Guidance System (PGS) at the University of California San Diego’s newly constructed Living and Learning Campus. Referred to as UCSD, this public university located in La Jolla, California, is working to create Read More »

  • Member News: TagMaster North America Welcomes Waldemar Batistella as Its New Vice President of Operations

    Industry veteran Waldemar Batistella brings over 30 years of experience to TagMaster NA’s executive team   Tacoma, WA (January 2020) – TagMaster North America, Inc., a leading provider of advanced identification and mobility solutions, announces the appointment of industry veteran Waldemar Batistella as their new Vice President of Operations. As Read More »

  • Member News: CES Reveal: Mobility Hub Operating System from FlashParking is the Key for Smart Cities to Transition Parking Assets into Mobility Hubs

    Single Platform for Real Estate Owners and Operators to Manage Mobility Hubs that Deliver Parking Plus Mobility Services on Display Demoing at CES   January 7, 2020 (Las Vegas, NV) – At CES 2020, FlashParking, the leader in parking technology, will unveil their Mobility Hub Operating System: a platform powering Read More »

  • Member News: Denison Parking Announces Acquisition of EZ Park of Indianapolis

    Denison Parking is now the operator of EZ Park of Indianapolis facilities   (Indianapolis, IN, January 6, 2020) Denison Parking, an Indianapolis-based parking operator, has announced the acquisition of all EZ Park’s operations effective January 1, 2020. EZ Park of Indianapolis was the second largest parking operator in central Indiana. Read More »

  • Member News: Booking Beyond the Web – ParkVia Announces 2020 Voice Booking Plans

    On the back of its strongest peak period ever, Europe’s favourite airport parking retailer, ParkVia, has announced ambitious plans to evolve its successful e-commerce platform for 2020. As consumers become more sophisticated with the online shopping experience and demand more from the buying process, creating an additional booking stream was the next logical step in ParkVia’s growth strategy. Adopting the competitive advantage Read More »

  • Laying the Groundwork

    The right steps to extend the life of your parking facility. Read the full article here.

  • Parking Tax Repealed

    By Jim Sayre, CAPP On December 20, the so-called “parking tax,” more formally known as Section 512(a)(7) of the IRS code, was repealed. This tax was enacted as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in 2017 and was imposed on “qualified transportation fringe benefits.” In many cases, this Read More »

  • From Tesla to Parking: An Executive’s Bold Move

    Tesla is almost always near the top of lists of innovative, disruptive companies. How could it not be? Known for its long-range, electric vehicles and increasing strides on autonomy, the company is an undisputed leader in the innovative-mobility space. So when Neil Golson, head of Tesla’s energy marketing sales and Read More »

  • The Parking Podcast Episode (E19): An Interview with Tom Wunk and a Conversation About Parking Technology

      Tom Wunk, CAPP, Vice President with T2 Systems, discusses parking history, T2 Systems and parking technology. Check it out here. https://www.parkingcast.com/

  • Online Instructor Led Course: Analysis and Application of Technology

    About the course:  The development and introduction of new technology in all aspects of our lives is happening at a pace never experienced before. This is certainly true in how we manage and conduct business in the parking and mobility sector. In this session we will discuss new and emerging Read More »

  • Working the Holidays

    By Jennifer Carroll, CAPP How do you spend your holidays–the same way your team does? The  holidays are usually very busy or very slow for many of us. In my part of the parking world, most locations are 24/7/365. Sure, we inform all perspective employees that we are open holidays, Read More »

  • NYC Begins Placard Abuse Crackdown

    The New York Police Department will begin a crackdown on city-issued parking placard abusers today. “Due to new laws passed by the city council on placard abuse, multiple units are tasked to enforce and document the abusers by taking photos of cars, plates and placards to record and submit to Read More »

  • Ski Resort Implements Paid Parking, Season Passholders File Suit

    Paid parking is at the center of a lawsuit alleging breach of contract and fraud against the owner of a Lake Tahoe ski resort. Northstar California Resort announced in October that a previously free-to-park lot would convert to paid parking this ski season, with rates of $10 per day on Read More »

  • Transformation by Communication

    By Blake Fitch, CAPP The City of Aspen, Colo., Parking Department was recently assigned the task of addressing a section of town and transforming it into an enforcement zone. The city has four residential parking zones–A, B, C, and D–that have been in effect since the inception of paid parking Read More »

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

    Editor’s Note: The IPMI Blog is re-posting some of our biggest hits from 2019 through the holidays. New posts will resume on January 2. 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 Read More »

  • The Hype Cycle

    Editor’s Note: The IPMI Blog is re-posting some of our biggest hits from 2019 through the holidays. New posts will resume on January 2. 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 Read More »

  • Member News: NextGen Parking Awarded Contract at Denver International Airport

    The City & County of Denver has awarded NextGen Parking a contract for replacement of the Parking Revenue Control System at Denver International Airport (DEN).  The $10.6 million contract calls for installation of new Designa Abacus equipment in 139 public & employee parking lanes as well as the implementation of Read More »

  • Member News: PayByPhone Launches in Metro Atlanta Market

    PayByPhone, a leading global provider of mobile parking payment solutions, now offers Atlanta residents and visitors a simpler and better parking experience. With PayByPhone, parkers in Atlanta have access to more than 2,700 on-street spaces throughout the city. Viewed as a great additional payment choice by the City of Atlanta and its partner ATLPlus Mobility, PayByPhone Read More »

  • Inny or Outie?

    Editor’s Note: The IPMI Blog is re-posting some of our biggest hits from 2019 through the holidays. New posts will resume on January 2. By Casey Jones, CAPP The first time I took the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), I was convinced that I misunderstood some of the questions and didn’t Read More »

  • Making Better Decisions Daily

    Editor’s Note: The IPMI Blog is re-posting some of our biggest hits from 2019 through the holidays. New posts will resume on January 2. 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 Read More »

  • In Defense of On-street Parking

    Editor’s Note: The IPMI Blog is re-posting some of our biggest hits from 2019 through the holidays. New posts will resume on January 2. By David Feehan The media are full of stories of cities removing on-street parking spaces to create bike lanes. Let me state at the outset that Read More »

  • Happy Holidays

    ’Tis the season, and we couldn’t let it pass without sending our warmest holiday greetings to our members—the amazing people and organizations who keep people around the world moving and make IPMI go. We hope that amid the candles, wrapping paper, and tinsel are a few minutes to breathe and Read More »

  • Tell Me What You Want, What You Really, Really Want

    By Justin Grunert, MSM Yes, I just quoted the Spice Girls to get your attention. Another year is coming to an end and we want to hear from you! IPMI produced 17 new courses or webinars for our members this year. That is more than one new learning opportunity a Read More »

  • Gig Economy Legislation Has Wide-reaching Effects for TNCs

    Uber, Lyft, and other transportation network companies (TNCs) may find themselves having to rethink their models if states and the federal government pass legislation limiting the so-called gig economy, where workers essentially freelance rather than being hired as full- or part-time workers. Legislators in California and other states have begun Read More »

  • The Lost Ticket

    By Paul Reeves, CAPP I can feel the red-hot verbs in the message before they ever push through the hand-held radio speaker. My eyes can’t hide the frustration I feel hearing the request for manager assistance at the hospital exit lane for the ninth time in three hours. Where is Read More »

  • Online Course: Fundamentals of Parking & Mobility

    Level:  Foundational/basic course About the course:  The Fundamentals of Parking & Mobility course is a perfect way to acquaint newly-hired parking professionals with the industry to this industry. This course offers an introduction to parking planning, customer relationships, regulations and enforcement, technology, TDM, maintenance and repairs, safety and security, and mobility Read More »

  • ONLINE COURSE: TDM & LEED FOR PARKING

    Level: Intermediate level. About the course:   This course will perform a deeper dive on transportation demand management (TDM), its relationship to parking, and how a project can best incorporate TDM to achieve desired results.  Specific synergies between Parksmart and LEED for credit opportunities will be highlighted as well as innovative ideas to Read More »

  • IPMI News: #IPMI2020 Launches Smart Cities Pavilion – Call for Entries Closes January 25, 2020

    A new competition designed to educate and inspire innovation.     IPMI will showcase up to five cities at the 2020 IPMI Conference & Expo in San Antonio, Texas.     IPMI will recognize these cities to share the progress, programs, and innovation that is driving our industry forward. IPMI Read More »

  • Pittsburgh’s Downtown Housing Parking Lease Program

    By William R. Conner, CAPP In 1998, the City of Pittsburgh, Pa., introduced a 10-year revitalization plan known as The Pittsburgh Downtown Plan, for the central business district. The plan identified several issues in the downtown area that required addressing; the goal was to expand the downtown life to that Read More »

  • Member News: Park Assist’s Parking Guidance System Chosen to Elevate Parking at Washington University’s New Garage

    ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – December 12th, 2019 – Park Assist® has been awarded the Parking Guidance System (PGS) contract for Washington University. Located in St. Louis, MO, the campus spans across nearly 170 acres and is attended by over 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Park Assist’s M4 camera-based smart-sensor Parking Guidance Read More »

  • Keeping Equipment Toasty Warm and Working in the Cold: An Alaskan Perspective.

    By Martin Klein, CAPP The thermometer reads -13 degrees this morning. A parking operator might be concerned about equipment continuing to run at that temperature but having spent 30+ years managing parking in Alaska where winter temperatures of 40 below zero are not uncommon, we’ve learned how to keep things Read More »

  • WSJ: Curb Space is the New Gridlock

    “Curb management” isn’t a new term for members of the parking and mobility profession, but it is hitting consumer media outlets for the first time. The Wall Street Journal this weekend called the space along the curb “new gridlock in America,” and outlined why delivery trucks in particular are contributing Read More »

  • Accessible Parking and DOT Grant Money

    By Helen Sullivan, APR, Fellow PRSA If you want to help make accessible parking more accessible, the U.S. Department of Transportation may have money available to support your efforts, but hurry because the funding opportunity closes January 6, 2020. At the DOT Access and Mobility for All Summit a few Read More »

  • Saving Lives

    By Larry J. Cohen, CAPP In the aftermath of a handful of suicides from one of our organization’s parking garages, we struggled with how to deal with the issue. There was no tactical plan available to implement on this specific topic, so I worked to create a best-practices road map Read More »

  • Member News: TIBA Parking to be Installed in 20 Lanes at Tulsa International Airport

    Tulsa, OK (December 3, 2019) – TIBA Parking, in partnership with Associated Time Instruments, its’ Value-Added-Reseller (VAR), is launching the Engaged Parking Experience with the Tulsa Airport Improvement Trust in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The installation includes four facilities containing the main garage, the economy lot, and two employee lots. “Associated Time Read More »

  • Member News: Passport raises $65M in Series D funding to invest in mobility management platform

    Funding fuels company vision for an open mobility ecosystem for cities Charlotte, N.C. (Dec. 10, 2019) — Passport, the leading mobility management platform, has closed a $65M Series D funding round, led by Rho Capital Partners, with participation from H.I.G. Growth Partners and ThornTree Capital Partners. These new investors join Read More »

  • The Parking Podcast Episode (E18): An Interview with Larry Cohen and a Conversation about Saving Lives

      Larry Cohen, CAPP, Executive Director of the Lancaster Parking Authority, discusses the EGOT, saving lives and IPMI. Check it out here. https://www.parkingcast.com/

  • My Five Principles for Surviving the Holidays

    By Scott C. Bauman, CAPP As the year end approaches and the holidays are in full swing, I am reminded of a few important principles that have helped me survive this crazy time of year. Don’t forget to celebrate family. Spend quality time with your family. Loving families keep you Read More »

  • APC News: Five Ways to Avoid Being a Parking Grinch During the Holidays

     30 Million Americans Need That Disabled Parking Spot You’re Stealing This Christmas (Alexandria, Va. – December 10) – Are you a grinch or a good driver when it comes to parking during the holidays? In the harried competition for close-in spots in busy shopping areas, normally courteous drivers engage in Read More »

  • As Boise Goes, So Goes the West?

    By Casey Jones, CAPP I would not normally suggest that Idaho or its capital city, Boise, are bellwethers for the rest of the country for nearly anything. That’s not to say I’m not proud of my community but we Idahoans are humble people typically and keeping what’s great and avant-garde Read More »

  • Member News: CornellCookson Launches Three New SteelWeave™ Metal Mesh Grille Models

    Mountain Top, PA (October 2019) – The SteelWeave™ Metal Mesh Grille by CornellCookson is an innovative closure solution that combines the style and design of architectural metal fabric with the functionality and safety of traditional rolling grilles. The result not only enhances building design, but also provides unmatched security. Now Read More »

  • Sidewalk Labs Named Disruptor of the Year for Toronto Smart City Project

    Sidewalk Labs earned the Disruptor of the Year title from Smart Cities Dive for its futuristic Quayside community on the water in Toronto, Canada.  The community, the company says, will incorporate five key pillars of a smart community: Job creation and economic development. Housing affordability. Sustainability and climate-positive development. New Read More »

  • Midwestern Values in Transportation

    By Shawn Conrad, CAE At a recent IPMI-hosted event focused on parking and mobility professionals in the Midwestern region of the U.S., we heard from many business and transportation thought-leaders–experts who know parking management techniques and technologies and current trends. A presentation from the Verdis Group highlighted consumer research from Read More »

  • IPMI Web Training: Búsqueda de la Excelencia en una Operación de Estacionamiento (Presentado sólo en Español)

    Este entrenamiento se presentará en español. This web training is presented only in Spanish. Fecha: Jueves, Diciembre 5, 2019 Hora: 1:00pm (México) 2:00pm (Colombia / Panamá / EE.UU.) Web Training Registration fee: $25 USD Descripción: A pesar de que existen muchas iniciativas alrededor del mundo para motivar a las personas Read More »

  • Town Cancels Free Holiday Parking, Blames Freeloading Commuters

    Bayonne, N.J., pulled the plug on its traditional offer of free municipal parking during the December holidays because, the mayor said, too many NJ Transit riders abused it, parking in the free municipal lots all day instead of lots for commuters. “In recent years, the city … has offered free Read More »

  • 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 »

  • The Great Balancing Act

    By John Mason, CAPP, PMP, QIR Whether we travel for work or just go back and forth from the office to home, we need balance. For me it’s a suitcase and a plane just about every week. I like life on the road but it will wear on you. Sometimes Read More »

  • The Future is Here. Almost.

    By David M. Feehan It came much faster than I anticipated–the future, I mean. Two events told me that the future of mobility is closer than I realized, because my wife and I experienced it. My wife works for a federal agency here in the Washington, D.C., area. A couple Read More »

  • 2020: Year of the EV?

    Driverless cars aren’t ready for prime time yet but analysts say electric vehicles definitely are, and that 2020 could go down as the year of the EV. The Motley Fool says, “Range anxiety isn’t completely gone, but today it shouldn’t be any harder to drive an EV a long distance Read More »

  • The Parking Podcast Episode (E17): An Interview with Maxwell Mickey and a Conversation about Parking Apps

      Maxwell Mickey, Vice President of Sales and Account Management of Spot Angels, discusses SpotAngels, crowdsourcing and Michael Jordan.  Check it out here. https://www.parkingcast.com/

  • MOBILITY & TECH: Parking Technology: Key Steps to Selecting Technology

    By Michael Drow, CAPP, PMP, and Blake Laufer, CAPP A PARKING OPERATION WILL NEVER BE AT A LOSS to find technologies to implement in a facili­ty. However, not every technology is appropriate for every location, regardless of how innovative the technology might appear. The following steps will assist an operating Read More »

  • AUTOMATING A CITY: Proposing a new, automated transportation system in North Carolina.

    By Amalendu Chatterjee, PhD Media coverage indicates that North Carolina has taken a new role of technology and innova­tion to attract new businesses, and many companies have responded to this new initiative. Research Triangle Park (RTP), in particular, is noteworthy. RTP is one of two strategic regions (the other is Read More »

  • CUSTOMER SERVICE: The Disney Way Author and former Disney EVP Lee Cockerell talks about hiring, training, customer service, and parking—and why it all matters.

    By Kim Fernandez A COMMON REACTION IN ANY CONVERSATION ABOUT CUSTOMER SERVICE is to reference The Walt Disney Company, whose resorts, where no detail is left to chance, are known as the pinnacle of outstanding service. If you bring up customer service at Disney, though, they’re likely to mention Lee Read More »

  • Chautauqua National Park: How the City of Boulder managed parking demand in one of the country’s most popular historical landmarks.

    By Julianne Wilhelm FOR NEARLY A HALF CENTURY, the state of Colorado has been a leader in the stewardship of land, environment, and sustainability, striving to achieve cleaner air and water and improve public health for its residents. On any given crisp, cool day, you can see bikers, mountain climbers, Read More »

  • Keeping Cornell On the Move: A unique bus system offers comfort and convenience, earning loyalty from customers despite its long-distance rides

    By Bridgette Brady, CAPP AS WE KNOW, mobility solutions take on many forms: trains, planes, boats, automobiles, human and animal-propelled modes, and of course the bus—one of the most used forms of transport in the world. Buses are among the most important forms of urban and rural passenger transport around Read More »

  • Civil Discourse

    By Julius Rhodes, SPHR THIS IS DESIGNED TO PROVOKE YOU, BUT NOT IN A NEGATIVE SENSE. I want you to think deeper and start a dialogue with others that addresses the concept of civil discourse in our society and at work. Where once we were actively taught to mind our Read More »

  • Saving Lives: Suicide mitigation updates for parking garages.

    By Larry J. Cohen, CAPP MITIGATING SUICIDES IN PARKING FACILITIES is a continuing topic of interest. Recent media coverage of the suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain revealed that people may be struggling and in pain with mental health issues to the point where they may consider suicide, but Read More »

  • Avoiding the Shortcuts

    By Cindy Campbell Ah, California. How I love you. The brilliant ocean sunsets, the majestic red­wood forest, the colorful fields filled with poppies swaying in the gentle af­ternoon breeze. I could tell you great things—and there are many—about my lifelong love affair with the Golden State, but if I’m honest, Read More »

  • Los Angeles Plans to Cut CO2 Emissions, Boost EV Charging for Olympics

    Los Angeles, Calif., launched a massive plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions and boost electric-vehicle charging before it hosts the Olympic Games in 2028. According to Forbes: Under Mayor Eric Garcetti, the city, surrounding communities, companies and other entities are part of a Transportation Electrification Partnership with specific goals for Read More »

  • Member News: BMW Extends INRIX Driver Services Contracts

    We are proud to deliver high-quality content and solutions to help BMW deliver the ultimate driving experience.   We recently announced the extension of our collaboration with BMW Group to provide driving services, including real-time parking, traffic and travel alerts. Beyond traffic and travel alerts, Intermodal Navigation and EV Range Spider services Read More »

  • Member News: Sylvia Park Shopping Centre Expands Partnership with Parking Sense

    Parking Sense’s guidance technology makes it easy for customers to find parking, aligns with Centre’s sustainability efforts AUCKLAND, NZ (Nov. 18, 2019) – Parking Sense, the fastest growing parking technology company in the world, today announced an expanded partnership with Auckland’s Sylvia Park, the largest shopping and mixed-use center in New Read More »

  • Member News: ParkVia Secures Memmingen Airport Renewal

    Europe’s favourite airport parking retailer, ParkVia, has agreed a new contract with long-standing German client, Allgäu Airport Memmingen. Following the airport’s review of its partner network, ParkVia was successfully retained by Memmingen following yet another term of impressive booking growth. Drivers parking up at Allgäu Airport Memmingen will benefit from Read More »

  • Member News: BDS Introduces a Brand New User-Friendly Website for Customers

    BDS or Bestdesertsafari.com re-launches its website. BDS is one of the premium platforms for desert safari booking in Dubai. A flagship company of Rayna Tours, bestdesertsafari.com offers its customers a revamped website. One can take a look at the website at www.bestdesertsafariindubai.com. The best feature of this re-launched website is Read More »

  • Member News: Zurich Airport Selects IDeaS to Enhance Parking Revenue Performance

    ZRH will utilize IDeaS Car Park Revenue Management System to automate data-driven, demand-based, dynamic pricing decisions LONDON—12 Nov. 2019—IDeaS Revenue Solutions, the world’s leading provider of revenue management software and services, announced today it will implement its Car Park Revenue Management System (CPRMS) at Zurich Airport (ZRH). A popular business Read More »

  • Member News: Parker Technology Closes $2 Million Seed Round with Elevate Ventures

    INDIANAPOLIS, November 12, 2019 – Parker Technology today announced an investment of $2M as a series seed round, led by Elevate Ventures and several investors, including a strategic investor. The influx of capital will be used for building out a fully robust product and expanding sales and marketing efforts. Elevate Read More »

  • Member News: ABM-Managed Fleet at Nashville International Airport (BNA) Awarded Tennessee Green Fleets Certification for Sustainability

    NEW YORK, Nov. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ABM (NYSE: ABM), a leading provider of facility solutions, announced today it has been awarded Tennessee Green Fleets Certification for outstanding leadership in fleet sustainability at Nashville International Airport (BNA). The ABM team operates a fleet of 28 shuttles and buses at the Read More »

  • Member News: PSX New Orleans Office Opens as Exclusive Amano McGann Dealer

    November 11, 2019  – New Orleans, Louisiana – PSX Inc. (PSX) is pleased to announce the opening of its seventh office location in New Orleans, Louisiana. “This opening supports PSX’s continual efforts to expand core business and keep pace with the requirements of evolving technologies and industry needs,” said Paul Read More »

  • Member News: PSX is Exclusive Amano McGann Provider to The Big Easy and All of Louisiana

    November 11, 2019 – New Orleans, Louisiana – Amano McGann, Inc., the leading provider of Parking Access and Revenue Control Systems (PARCS) in North America, is pleased to announce the opening of the brand new PSX New Orleans, Louisiana office. PSX is now the sole provider of sales, service, and Read More »

  • Member News: City of Virginia Beach Partners with “Waze for Parking” App, SpotAngels, to Help Users Find Parking, Avoid Tickets, and soon Pay the Meter

    City of Virginia Beach partners with SpotAngels to make parking easier   How it Works SpotAngels, the “Waze of Parking,” works by displaying a map with the location of all street parking spots, parking lots and garages, helping drivers find free and cheap parking, comply with the rules and avoid Read More »

  • Uber Loses License in London due to Safety Concerns

    After drivers switched their profile photos for those of other drivers in Uber’s system, London’s transportation authority refused to renew the ride-share operator’s license. Passengers were picked up by the wrong driver more than 14,000 times, the authority said, after photo swaps were made in the company’s main system; passengers Read More »

  • IPMI News: International Parking & Mobility Institute will be the Spotlight Provider today at IACET

    International Parking & Mobility Institute has been designated as a Spotlight Provider. For the entire day, IPMI will be the featured education provider on the homepage of our website at www.iacet.org. IPMI, as an accredited IACET provider, offers the highest benchmark in all of our educational offerings, including face to Read More »

  • Member News: Lexington Parking Authority Announces 2019 “Food for Fines” Holiday Program

    The Lexington Parking Authority announced today that its LEXPARK program will once again run the “Food for Fines” canned food drive in partnership with God’s Pantry Food Bank. This year the nationally recognized Food for Fines program runs from Monday, November 25th through Friday, December 20th. Customers who bring in Read More »

  • Baby Seal Rescued from Parking Deck

    Firefighters in Redwood City, Calif., don’t get a lot of calls for parking deck rescues, and certainly not to rescue baby seals out of garages. But that’s exactly what happened yesterday, and the resulting adorableness was enough to make the news (and it’s perfect for a Monday morning). Santos, a Read More »

  • THE GREEN STANDARD: Smart Parking Lots: Tech Hubs of the Future

    By Rita Azrelyant, MA, CAPP PARKING LOTS ARE OFTEN THOUGHT OF AS VAST WASTELANDS of bituminous pitch for the sole purpose of lodging vehicles—vehicles that sit idle for hours, days, weeks, and possibly months—but what if we alter our concept of parking lots and envision them as technological hubs of Read More »

  • Walkable City Rules: 101 Steps to Making Better Places

    By Jeff Speck 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. To do it properly would have been easy; we used to be great at it. But, like voting for president, just because Read More »

  • IPMI On-Demand Webinar: Accessible Parking and Placard Abuse

    On-Demand Webinar Fee: $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 »

  • When Parkers are Pushed to their Limits

    By Cindy Campbell As a frequent flyer, you learn to roll with flight delays and cancellations—unless, of course, you enjoy unnecessary agitation and high blood pressure. A recent late-night flight out of Los Angeles was cancelled and I had the unanticipated opportunity to witness high drama at the curb. Perhaps Read More »

  • Is Manhattan Ready to End Free Parking?

    Ninety-five percent of on-street parking spaces in New York City are free to use. Because the city has lost a good amount of spaces to bike and bus lanes in recent years, more cars are circling looking for those spots, increasing congestion and frustration. But a proposal to make on-street Read More »

  • IPMI News: Call for Case Studies in Mobility through January 15

    Parking, transportation, and mobility professionals – we need you to share your stories! IPMI is collecting examples of the mobility evolution/revolution from our members and colleagues to share illustrative examples of how cities and campuses are navigating the significant and rapid change in our industry. Selected case studies may be Read More »

  • ISO Great Mobility Stories

    By Rachel Yoka, CAPP, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP You know it, I know it, and all industry insiders know it. The pace and rate of change in our industry is accelerating, especially in our cities.  So how do we capture those stories of transformation and share them with our 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

  • Onsite Course: Vistelar Non-Escalation/De-Escalation Training

    Course Description: IPMI wants you to know about an additional training resource designed for frontline parking professionals. Addressing the need for physical escape and self-defense techniques, Vistelar’s 2-day instructor-led non-escalation/de-escalation course offers participants the tools necessary to stay safe. To learn more, visit  https://vistelar.com/  (You will be leaving the IPMI Read More »

  • IPMI Call for Case Studies Open through January 15, 2020

    IPMI is collecting examples of the mobility evolution/revolution from our members and colleagues to share illustrative examples of how cities and campuses are navigating the significant and rapid change in our industry. For more details, click here.

  • Accessible Parking Coalition Video: DOT Access & Mobility

    The IPMI-led Accessible Parking Coalition is working to make parking more accessible for everyone; check out this clip from the DOT Access and Mobility Summit for ALL in Washington DC. October 29, 2019.

  • Smart Cities and The Critical Role of Parking

    By Robert Ferrin Columbus, Ohio, received a total of $50 million in the form of two grants as part of the U.S. Department of Transportation Smart Cities Challenge: $40 million from the USDOT and $10 million from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. One of the eight demonstration projects includes Read More »

  • 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.  

  • The Parking Podcast Episode (E16): An Interview with Robert Ferrin and a Conversation about the City of Columbus.

    Robert Ferrin, Assistant Director for Parking Services at City of Columbus, discusses starting a parking program, smart cities and the City of Columbus.  Check it out here.  https://www.parkingcast.com/

  • Leading the Way

    By Pamela Corbin, CAPP I came back from the 2019 IPMI Leadership Summit filled with enthusiasm and exhilaration about the course content and the focus on leadership within the parking industry. I’m sure much of my excitement was derived from the keynote speaker, Major General Peter J. Talleri, USMC (Ret) Read More »

  • Study: Curb Reservations Reduce Parking Problems, Congestion

    A three-month pilot program focusing on curb management in Washington, D.C., saw double parking, bike-lane blocking, and other parking challenges reduced when delivery drivers could reserve curb space. Double parking was reduced by 64 percent in areas where curb space could be reserved for deliveries, and fewer drivers blocked bike Read More »

  • Parking: A DIY Fail: Want parking and mobility to work? Bring in the pros.

    By Rita Azrelyant I LOVE DO-IT-YOURSELF (DIY) PROJECTS. I see so many fabulous posts on Etsy, Pinterest, and Instagram of handcrafted jewelry, artisan cakes, and animal-inspired bento lunch boxes, and I think to myself, “I can do that! How hard can it be?” Well, it’s pretty hard because my inspirations Read More »

  • The Artist’s Canvas: The unique story of the Miami Design District Museum Garage

    By Timothy Haahs, PE, AIA and Javier Sanchez, AIA One of the most highly anticipated retail and cultural developments in recent memory is finally here. Appropriately located in Miami, Fla., the Miami Design District is one of the most exclusive and vibrant destinations we’ve seen created in years—the brainchild of Read More »

  • Parking Under the Canals: An innovative garage offers plenty of parking in an unused space—under water.

    By Bas Symons and Dirk van Weelden IN THE 1970s, parking problems in the older neighborhoods of Amsterdam were so severe that cars were left on the sidewalks. People had to negotiate their way around them to get to the store or the tram stop, there was little opportunity for Read More »

  • Collision Course: The intersection of technology, parking, and freight can be a messy one. But it doesn’t have to be and everybody can win.

    By Richard B. Easley, CAPP TECHNOLOGY FOR PARKING IS CHANGING THINGS FOR THE BETTER—but technology isn’t only making parking better; it’s creating a sea change in consumerism worldwide. I’ll tell you a story that may not seem like it’s connected to parking, but if we open our eyes, we’ll see Read More »

  • Aesthetic Revolution: San Antonio’s new Tobin Center Garage serves many purposes with style

    THE NEW TOBIN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS opened in 2014 and revolutionized the arts scene in downtown San Antonio, Texas, bringing an influx of people to an area of town that already had limited parking. As a result, just a short walk away from its namesake, the Tobin Center Read More »

  • Parking Spotlight: The Sweet Smell Of Success: Arizona State University Leads The Way

    By Shasta Philpot HOW DO YOU EFFICIENTLY MANAGE A PARKING PROGRAM for a university with 11 parking facilities spread across four campuses, and that serves more than 100,000 students? Obviously it’s a monumental task. Arizona State University Parking and Transit Services (PTS) has found that the secret of success can Read More »

  • The Business of Parking: Roll Camera: It’s Time To Add Video to Your Marketing

    By Bill Smith, APR IN THE 21st CENTURY, everyone is a photographer and we all have the tools at our disposal to be filmmakers. When I was a kid, the thought of making movies was the stuff of dreams. Sure, some of our parents had 8 mm film cameras and Read More »

  • Financial Matters: Answering Questions on Socially Responsible Investing

    By Mark A. Vergenes A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE TALKING about socially responsible investing. More and more Americans want to direct their investing dollars to­ward companies that promote social, environmental, or even political concerns. Even if a company is not mission-directed to a single cause, fewer people are comfortable investing Read More »

  • Mobility & Tech: Data-Driven Better Communities

    By Jeff Petry OUR ROLE AS PARKING PROFESSIONALS ALLOWS US TO MEET, work, and make a difference with community members, neighborhoods, and businesses every day. We leverage these relationships to enhance economic development and strengthen neighborhood livability. In deliv­ering parking and transportation services, we combine modern and classic technology to Read More »

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  • REAL ID: Avoid a Real Pain

    By Michelle W. Jones, CAE, CMP As you may or may not be aware, October 1, 2020 is the deadline for Americans to have a REAL ID. That is, an ID that is compliant with minimum safety standards recognized by the Department of Homeland Security. The REAL ID Act, passed Read More »

  • 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. 

  • Organize Your Life

    By Vanessa R. Cummings, CAPP, MDiv Organizing your life is more important than you may realize. Some people work in what they call “organized mess,” while others cannot have one paperclip out of place without losing their ever-loving mind. Okay, maybe that was harsh, but you get the idea. However, Read More »

  • NEPC 2019 Hospital Forum

    Don’t miss this one day, power-packed educational forum! Meet with other New England based Hospital Parking Professionals. Compare notes, problem solve, network and learn. Great educational sessions and lunch is included! Healthcare reform in the United States has challenged hospital leaders to be more efficient, productive, and fiscally responsible. They Read More »

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

    On-Demand Webinar Fee: $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 »

  • Out of Danger

    It’s a scenario heard too often:Just doing his or her job, a parking enforcement officer is screamed at, threatened, berated, chased down, or, in a worst case, attacked by an irate driver with a weapon. Nobody likes getting a parking citation, but sometimes people get so angry that the situation Read More »

  • Miles and Miles and Miles

    By Casey Jones, CAPP I’m sorry, but I just don’t love holiday shopping. Don’t get me wrong–I love nearly everything else about the season from finding and decorating a tree to celebrating with family and friends. It’s just that the shopping thing seems to get crazier each year and I Read More »

  • Member News: Passport ranks #214 on the Deloitte 2019 Technology Fast 500™

    Deloitte recognizes Passport as one of the fastest-growing technology companies for second year running Charlotte, N.C. (Nov. 7, 2019) — Today, Passport announced it ranked No. 214 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™ for 2019. Now in its 25th year, this award provides a ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, Read More »

  • Member News: City of Lansing Partners with Flowbird for ‘Extreme Makeover’ Parking Edition

    New pay-by-plate technology brings bustling city to 21st century accessibility Moorestown, New Jersey ( November 7, 2019) — The City of Lansing, Michigan has announced its 5-year ‘Extreme Makeover’ plan to the city’s parking services in partnership with Flowbird. In mid-October, the City went live with 80 new solar powered Read More »

  • Member News: Park Assist’s Parking Guidance System Chosen to Enhance Capitol View’s Block D Garage

    NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – November 7th, 2019 – Park Assist® has been awarded the Parking Guidance System (PGS) contract for Capitol View-Block D. Under Boyle Investment Company, Capitol View will be a 32-acre, mixed-use urban district in the heart of Nashville. The property will feature offices, retail shops, residential units, and Read More »

  • Member News: SacPark Upgrades Venue Parking and Wayfinding Experience

    Partnerships with Arrive, Ticketmaster and Waze Improve Fan Experience  SACRAMENTO, November 7, 2019 – SacPark, the City of Sacramento’s parking reservation system, is providing a better parking experience to people attending games, concerts and shows at venues in the city. Through a partnership with Arrive, Ticketmaster and Waze, customers can Read More »

  • Member News: BNA’s Terminal Garage Awarded Parksmart℠ Certification for ‘Green’ Design, Construction and Operation

    One of 35 Parking Structures in the World and the First in Tennessee to Earn Green Business Certification Inc. Distinction for Sustainability NASHVILLE (Oct 31, 2019)  – The new Terminal Garage at Nashville International Airport (BNA) Terminal has been awarded Parksmart Bronze certification, making it one of only 35 parking Read More »

  • Member News: Eberle Design, Inc. Announces the Passing of Wayne Pengelly

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (November 4, 2019) — Dr. Bill Sowell, President of Eberle Design, Inc. (EDI), today issued the following statement: “It is with great sadness that we announce that Wayne Pengelly, Senior Design Engineer, passed away on Friday.  He had been a valued member of our engineering team since September Read More »

  • Future $ense: Does designing garages with an eye—and a budget—toward future re-adaptation make realistic sense? A conversation with industry experts.

    Our Panelists James Anderson, Regional Sales Manager, Watson Bowman Acme Corp. Michael App, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB, Director of Architecture, TimHaahs Jonathan Brown, Regional Manager, SP+ John Bushman, PE, President and CEO, Walker Consultants Matt Davis, Associate Principal, Watry Design John Hammerschlag, President, Hammerschlag & Co., Inc. Jeremy Rocha, PE, Read More »

  • Thank You

    The war to end all wars, World War I, saw its official end via a declaration of armistice that went into effect at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month–November 11, 1918. One year later, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11 as Armistice Day; it was Read More »

  • Loving Your Customers

    By Kathleen Federici, MEd I recently had the opportunity to attend a TEDx in my hometown. TEDx includes TED Talks videos and live speakers to spark discussion and connection among the group in attendance. At this event, there were five live speakers and two speakers on video. It was interesting Read More »

  • In Defense of On-street Parking

    By David Feehan The media are full of stories of cities removing on-street parking spaces to create bike lanes. Let me state at the outset that I am all in favor of bike-riding, though I don’t count myself among bike riders. I am also aware of and support efforts to Read More »

  • Accessible Parking Controversy Raises Questions

    The Barcelona at Beaverton apartment complex in Beaverton, Ore., offers residents a private parking lot behind the building. Several residents with disabilities recently approached the city asking for on-street spaces to be flagged as accessible and reserved for them by apartment number instead, saying the back lot is too far Read More »

  • IPMI News: IPMI-led Accessible Parking Coalition Publishes Free Guide to Address Growing Challenges of Parking for People with Disabilities

    Making parking accessible for people with mobility disabilities, deterring and detecting disabled placard/plate abuse, and complying with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards have been complex issues for the parking industry for a long time—and the problem is growing more complicated with an aging population. A new, downloadable, 24-page guide, Read More »

  • Are Systems More Important than Goals?

    By Matt Penney I was recently reading James Clears’ Atomic Habits. It’s a follow-up book to one of my favorite reads, The Power of Habit, which declares that 40 percent of your decisions are not deliberately chosen but instead are habits. If almost half of all actions are not contemplated, Read More »

  • Brussels, Belgium, Ditches Windshield Parking Citations

    The City of Brussels, Belgium, this month stopped leaving parking citations on windshields. Instead, illegally parked vehicles are scanned and citations are mailed directly to owners’ homes. City officials said too many tickets left under windshield wipers were lost, and the new system should do away with that risk. Read Read More »

  • FALL 2019 ROUNDTABLE – Arlington, Texas

    Free event for Parking & Transportation Professionals! WHO: All parking & transportation professionals WHAT: Join TPTA for a free networking mixer on November 4, 2019 at Texas Live – Choctow VIP Lounge, 6:30 pm and then join us the following day for a free informative Roundtable where Campus Mobility will Read More »

  • What’s Your Superpower?

    By Rachel Yoka, CAPP, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP “Talent is the multiplier. The more energy and attention you invest in it, the greater the yield. The time you spend with your best is, quite simply, your most productive time.” If you aren’t familiar with Marcus Buckingham, quoted above, I Read More »

  • Member News: Westward Industries Brings GO-4 Parking Enforcement Vehicles to City of San Diego

    The City of San Diego, CA recently enhanced its parking enforcement program with the addition of 16 Westward Industries GO-4 task-specific vehicles. The City previously purchased a fleet of GO-4 vehicles in 2012, and the addition of these new vehicles will provide the City with the expanded ability to efficiently Read More »

  • Tech-savvy: A Must for Parking and Mobility Employees

    By Heather Matthews We all have a unique story of how we landed in the huge parking and mobility industry. My background is in technology, starting as a computer lab monitor in my children’s school to have something to do, to eventually being a database/system administrator. From these roles, I Read More »

  • Member News: ParkMobile Launches New Reporting and Analytics Solution for Parking Providers

    ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America, announced today at the 2019 National Parking Association Convention and Expo, a new reporting and analytics solution for parking providers. This new offering will be part of the ParkMobile 360 platform used by parking operators to manage Read More »

  • Member News: Chauntry Introduces First Parking Pre-Booking Platform for the Convention Industry

    Orlando, FL (October 28, 2019)—Chauntry, the leading provider of parking reservations systems, announced today the introduction of the first parking reservations platform developed specifically for the exhibition and convention industry. Chauntry’s Parkspace Exhibition Platform allows exhibitors and convention attendees to reserve and pay for the closest available parking to their Read More »

  • Member News: Washington Regional Medical Center installs INDECT’s intelligent parking guidance system to manage multiple user groups.

    ARKANSAS NC, (October 28, 2019) INDECT USA has successfully completed their first parking guidance installation at Washington Regional Medical Center (WRMC) in Arkansas, North Carolina. A total of 254 ultrasonic sensors with internal LEDs and an additional 134 NEDAP inground sensors were installed through INDECT’s trusted regional partner, IPSens. “INDECT Read More »

  • Wired: Why Parking Lots are Tricky for Autonomous Vehicles

    Much was written when Teslas under a new “Smart Summon” feature started crashing in parking lots–which was exactly where the feature was designed to work. This week, Wired took a shot at breaking down what that means for autonomous vehicles (AVs) in general, and why parking lots and garages will Read More »

  • Member News: Use of Smart Parking Technology Helped Largest Resort Casino Property in California Increase Annual Profits by $60 Million

    Parking Sense’s parking guidance technology helps patrons find parking fast   SAN FRANCISCO (Oct. 28, 2019) – The largest resort casino property California, also one of the largest in the country, has increased its annual profits by an estimated $60 million after deploying smart parking technology offered by San Francisco-based Read More »

  • Member News: ParkMobile Continues to bring Smarter Parking to California with Fresno Launch

    ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the United States, has partnered with the city of Fresno, California, to enable drivers to pay for parking from their mobile device. The ParkMobile app is now available for over 2,000 spaces around the city. New stickers and signage Read More »

  • The Parking Podcast Episode E15: An Interview with Scott Gable and a Conversation about Automated Parking Systems

    Scott Gable, CEO and Co-Founder of CityLift, discusses automated parking systems, autonomous vehicles and CityLift. Check it out here.  https://www.parkingcast.com/

  • Data-based Storytelling

    By L. Dennis Burns, CAPP According to the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), shared micro-mobility devices like bikes and scooters provided more than 84 million trips across the U.S. in 2018. While these numbers are impressive and contribute to reductions in urban area congestion and greenhouse gas emissions, Read More »

  • Member News: City of El Paso Launches New and Improved Mobile Parking App – Park 915 Powered by ParkMobile

    ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America, announced today the launch of the Park 915 app in the City of El Paso. This new app will replace the Park El Paso app effective in early May as new stickers and signs are posted on Read More »

  • E-scooters Subject to New Rules in France

    In an effort to reign in shared e-scooters, France rolled out new rules Friday governing where, how, and by whom they can be used. Among them: E-scooters, hoverboards, and similar devices must be capped at 15 miles per hour. Only one rider is permitted aboard each device. No mobile phone Read More »

  • Tissues and the Extra Mile

    By Kim Fernandez My husband tapped me on the shoulder, nodded behind me, and said, “Check it out.” We’d spent about an hour in a big showroom making one of those dreaded necessary purchases one delays as long as possible (“adulting”) and our salesperson had asked if we’d like a Read More »

  • Member News: The Digital Curb debuts in five new cities across North America

    We’re five steps closer to supporting over 100 cities across the globe by 2021 as we welcome the curbs of Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, Denver and our first Canadian city Vancouver to our platform This past June, we announced our goal of supporting over 100 cities across the globe by 2021. At the Read More »

  • Member News: Arrive Accelerates Deployment of Seamless Parking Solutions across North America

    Company Aims to Help Modernize Parking Facilities for Current and Future Connected Drivers CHICAGO, October 22, 2019 — Arrive is accelerating the deployment of its seamless parking solutions across North America, moving from city-based tests to wide-scale implementation of its frictionless technologies. By the end of 2020, Arrive aims to Read More »

  • Member News: Genetec unveils next-generation mobile license plate recognition system with Intel® Movidius™ VPU technology for edge-based deep learning capabilities

    Genetec AutoVu™ SharpZ3 goes beyond license plate identification and brings new levels of innovation in vehicle analytics, situational awareness, and accuracy MONTRÉAL, October 22, 2019—Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence will unveil its next-generation mobile ALPR (automatic license plate recognition) Read More »

  • Member News: Passport named one of Charlotte’s best places to work for fifth consecutive year

    Charlotte Observer ranks Passport as one of the Top Workplaces in the area Charlotte, N.C. (October 21, 2019) — Passport, the leading mobility management platform, has been recognized as a 2019 Top Workplace by the Charlotte Observer. Nominees are evaluated by a variety of criteria, including company values, effectiveness of Read More »

  • Member News: ParkVia strengthens Spanish market presence

    European airport parking retailer, ParkVia, has renewed its long-standing contract with the world’s leading airport operator, Aena. The announcement builds upon the success of previous renewals and the initial contract, which dates back to 2011, when ParkVia first promoted Aena’s parking facilities at Madrid, Barcelona and Malaga airports. Having significantly strengthened Read More »

  • Member News: ParkHub Welcomes Cliff Wickstrum as VP of Sales Operations

    The leading B2B parking technology provider announces key hire in the sales team Dallas, TX. – October 21, 2019 – ParkHub, the leading B2B parking technology provider, today announced the company has hired Cliff Wickstrum to assume the role of VP of Sales Operations. Wickstrum is joining the organization under Read More »

  • Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement

    By Jennifer I. Tougas, CAPP, PhD In emergency management circles, it’s called a “hot wash.” In the Army, it’s called “lessons learned.” In manufacturing, it’s called “continuous improvement.” What is it? It’s a process for reflecting on a process or event; capturing the good, the bad and the ugly; and Read More »

  • 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

  • When Measuring Up Leaves You Falling Behind

    Shontel Zamora, MPA “Really, that person? Why? I don’t get it?” Have you ever found yourself comparing your life to someone else’s? How many times have you compared your educational milestones, financial status, career progression, home, family, car, vacations, or even your looks with those of another person? Have you Read More »

  • Five Weird Construction Materials

    The closest most of us get to fungus is on the mushroom shelf at the grocery store or on the unidentifiable stuff at the back of the refrigerator crisper drawer (yeah, we know about that), and most of us are happy that way. Did you ever consider building a parking Read More »

  • 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 »

  • The Parking Podcast Episode 14: An Interview with Vicki Pero and a Conversation about Talent Acquisition

    Vicki Pero, SPHR, Principal of The Marlyn Group, discusses talent acquisition, referral programs and employee retention. Check it out here.  https://www.parkingcast.com/

  • Smart Snow Removal Practices for Parking Garages

    By Scott C. Bauman, CAPP With winter at our doorsteps, let’s take this opportunity to review some best practices and procedures for managing snow events and snow removal operations for parking garages. Do not store large piles of snow on the roof of a garage. Large/heavy piles of snow can 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 »

  • A Futurist Addresses Urban Mobility

    Signs that change messages as curb demand flexes, autonomous school buses that also deliver packages, car-free downtown cores, and friendly delivery robots are among the revelations a prominent futurist predicts for urban mobility in the not-too-distant future. Devin Liddell, chief futurist at Teague, a Seattle-based company working on transportation, outlined Read More »

  • Member News: Park Assist has been Awarded the Parking Guidance System Contract for Easton Town Center’s Worth and Midtown Garages

    COLUMBUS, OHIO – October 8, 2019 – Park Assist has been awarded the Parking Guidance System (PGS) contract for Easton Town Center’s Worth and Midtown Garages in Columbus, Ohio. Easton Town Center is an expanding indoor and outdoor shopping complex, serving as the premier shopping, dining, and entertainment hub in Read More »

  • Member News: Lansing launches Passport Parking mobile app for parking payments

    Paying to park will now be easy, digital and convenient    Lansing, Mich. (Oct. 17, 2019) — Beginning today, drivers in Lansing, Mich. can use the Passport Parking app to pay for on street parking at nearly 3,000 spaces throughout the downtown area. The app, powered by mobility management company, Read More »

  • Member News: City of Santa Cruz Selects TIBA Parking Systems to Create an Engaged Parking Experience to Manage Four City Owned Parking Facilities

    Santa Cruz, CA (October 18, 2019) – TIBA Parking Systems has been selected by the City of Santa Cruz, California to be their long-term parking technology partner. Through this partnership, TIBA will create and install a comprehensive parking technology suite to manage four city-owned public parking facilities with a total Read More »

  • Member News: Wetherbee Electric Awarded Parking Garage Contract in Oklahoma City’s Convention Center

    Oklahoma City, OK, September 2019​ – Wetherbee Electric has been awarded  a contract to sell and install nine SKIDATA reversible entry/exit equipment  lanes and six automatic SKIDATA payment kiosks at the Oklahoma City  Convention Center parking garage. The parking garage will serve the  Convention Center, Scissortail Park, the Omni Hotel, Read More »

  • Member News: Westward Industries Releases New Twin Passenger 4-Wheel LSV – MAXX

    Westward Industries is excited to announce the release of its new on-road, four-wheel, electric LSV MAXX.  Ideal for parking enforcement or utility and landscape, the MAXX provides up to 2,000 charge cycles with its standard lithium ion pack. “The MAXX is a game changer” according to Westward Industries VP, Chris Read More »

  • Member News: Pottsville Brings Residents and Visitors Smarter Parking Options with the ParkMobile App

    ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the United States, has partnered with the City of Pottsville, PA to enable drivers to pay for parking from their mobile device. The ParkMobile app is now available at approximately 800 spaces around the city. New stickers and signage will provide Read More »

  • Member News: Ultrasonic technology remains KING of parking guidance systems

    Boston, MA (October 8, 2019) Camera-based sensors are the newest kids in the parking garage and are causing quite a stir with their impressive bells and whistles. However, INDECT’s ultrasonic technology remains King with its unbeaten record in accuracy, reliability and lowest cost of life. “Ultrasonic sensors have been around Read More »

  • You Can’t Do a Good Job if Your Job is All You Do

    By Rita Pagan This year’s IPMI Leadership Summit was chock-full of juicy tools and techniques for leaders in the industry. The one that stuck out most to me was something everyone wanted help to implement in their lives: whole living and personal wellness. Ask yourself: Are you spending time doing 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 »

  • Inny or Outie?

    By Casey Jones, CAPP The first time I took the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), I was convinced that I misunderstood some of the questions and didn’t answer correctly or that the test was flawed and therefore unable to accurately identify my personality type. I took the same test two more 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 »

  • A Conversation About Talent Acquisition

    By Vicki Pero, SPHR Most people are familiar with the term “recruitment” and consider it a challenging (not the good kind of challenging) administrative task, especially when it comes to filling frontline positions. I prefer to describe these activities as talent acquisition, because the tactics associated with this approach are 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 open and walk-ins are welcome! 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, Read More »

  • The Parking Podcast Episode 13: An Interview with Brian Shaw and a Conversation about Gateless Garages

    Brian Shaw, CAPP, Executive Director of the Department of Parking & Transportation Services at Stanford University, discusses TDM, gateless garages and Stanford University. Check it out here.  https://www.parkingcast.com/

  • The Parking Podcast Episode 12: An Interview with Jeff Petry and a Conversation about Creativity

    Jeff Petry, Director of Parking with the City of Eugene, discusses Eugene, art and creativity. Check it out here.  https://www.parkingcast.com/

  • The Parking Podcast Episode 11: An Interview with Roamy Valera and a Conversation about PayByPhone

    Roamy Valera, CAPP, CEO of US and Canada PayByPhone, discusses teamwork, PayByPhone and IPMI. Check it out here.  https://www.parkingcast.com/

  • The Parking Podcast Episode 10: An Interview with Brandy Stanley and a Conversation about People

    Brandy Stanley, CAPP, Parking Services Manager for the City of Las Vegas, discusses the human element of technology, paying parking citations with school supplies and curbside management. Check it out here.  https://www.parkingcast.com/

  • Correction and Encouragement

    By Tiffany R. Smith How do you reprimand a good employee? As leaders, we know good employees do bad things. The conundrum comes in how you correct bad behavior while still encouraging good. We all make mistakes but some cause more detriment than others. And when this occurs, what do 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 »

  • IPMI News: IPMI and The Parking Podcast Announce Strategic Partnership

    October 9, 2019 The International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI) and The Parking Podcast have announced a strategic partnership to grow awareness of the importance of parking and mobility to podcast listeners. The Parking Podcast, hosted by Isaiah Mouw, CAPP, LEED AP, will now be brought to listeners by IPMI. Read More »

  • Driverless Shuttle Pilots Show Limitations of Technology

    Driverless shuttles are on the road in Reston, Va., a suburb of Washington, D.C., and while things are going pretty well so far, the pilot has also highlighted why driverless cars may still be some time away. The shuttles take people to and from remote parking in an area largely Read More »

  • Member News: ECO Parking Technologies Soars to New Heights with 10 new Falcon Vision Parking Guidance Projects

    Indianapolis, IN – October 11, 2019 – ECO Parking Technologies (ECO) announced today that they have recently received contracts and orders for 10 new projects for their integrated LED lighting and Vision-Based PGS system called, Falcon Vision®. Formed in 2006 to serve the lighting industry through state-of-the-art US made parking Read More »

  • Five Behaviors Necessary for Organizational Agility

    By Bonnie Watts, CEM Our lives are so busy these days, we’ve learned to power everything. Power read. Power walk. Power nap. You can get a snapshot of how 100 of your closest friends and their families are by spending 15 minutes on social media. Technology has definitely changed how Read More »

  • Proving the Possibilities

    The iconic University of Kentucky in Lexington has a long history of setting trends and being a leader in academics, athletics, and development. One great example of this is the university’s use of public-private partnerships (P3) to deliver products at its campus. Since 2011, the university has engaged in 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 »

  • Are You Available?

    By Robert Ferrin No, we aren’t talking about a dating pickup line. In Columbus, Ohio–America’s Smart City–our team is piloting multiple parking availability technologies to improve the customer experience and reduce congestion. In our dynamic Short North Arts District, the city selected three vendors to test sensing technology during a Read More »

  • The Parking Vigilante

    By Frank Giles If you’re like me, when you think of a vigilante you think of Batman or some other superhero jumping from rooftop to rooftop. What about parking vigilantes? You know the ones–the people who take it upon themselves to leave a nasty note or worse on a person’s 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 »

  • European Scooter Startup Gets Huge Investment

    Tier, a scooter-share startup with a presence in 40 cities in 12 countries, received a $60 million (U.S.) infusion it will use to further expand across Europe. With 10 million rides in less than a year, Tier claims to be the fastest growing micro-mobility startup to date. In an interview, Read More »

  • I Like Fun

    By Helen Sullivan, APR, Fellow PRSA I recently got proposals from a few suppliers for a communications project. In the email the company representative sent me with the proposal was this line: “You will get the best results, the best client service, and have the most fun with us.” Well, Read More »

  • The Core of Culture

    By George Baker Sr. In today’s professional landscape, a strong company culture is not a nice-to-have, it’s a need-to-have. Consider this research from Deloitte: 94 percent of executives and 88 percent of employees believe a distinct corporate culture is important to a business’ success*. Additionally, there is a strong correlation 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 »

  • Parking Under the Store

    By David Feehan Yesterday, my wife and I stopped at a Safeway supermarket in Wheaton, Md. The supermarket is part of a mixed-use project with a high-rise apartment building on top, a Safeway on the ground floor, and a parking garage underneath. The apartment is within walking distance of the Read More »

  • Member News: WGI Paves Over Expectations; Accolades and Growth Already Exceed Last Year

    (West Palm Beach, FL – September 30, 2019) National design and professional services firm WGI, a leader in technology-based solutions for the construction of public infrastructure and real estate development, has been in overdrive for the first three quarters of 2019, exceeding 2018 in the expansion of its employees, services, Read More »

  • IPMI Video: IPMI Membership – Our Members Say it Best!

    Why IPMI?  Our members and leaders share just what our organization is all about – and why parking, transportation, and mobility leaders need to be a part of it. https://youtube.com/watch?v=YZG_9drCXGs

  • IPMI Video: CAPP Certification for Industry Professionals

        Take your career, and your team, to the next level with CAPP Certification. Check out this short video about the program and what it meant for todays’ leaders in the parking, transportation, and mobility industry. To find out more about the program and download the Certification Handbook, visit Read More »

  • IPMI Video: Parking Matters

    Check out this short video about IPMI and the work we do to promote parking, transportation, and mobility.  

  • Five Times Your Leadership is Guaranteed to Fail

    By Jay Manno Done right, leadership is difficult. It brings great rewards but at great risk. You have to put yourself on the line—so when you do, you want the best possible odds of success. In some situations, though, failure is all but guaranteed. Here are five of the most Read More »

  • Sensors and Tech for Autonomous Cars Includes New Lane Tape

    We’ve all heard about the LIDAR and sensor and road-following technology in development so cars can learn to drive themselves. As it turns out, that might include new lane-marking tape, and a Canadian company is already on top of it. 3M Canada teamed up with the company that manages Highway Read More »

  • Campus Parking and Transportation Association (CPTA) Annual Conference

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

  • My Dog Loves Parking

    By Justin Grunert My dog loves parking! That might be a bit of a stretch, but he loves seeing the parking enforcement officers who patrol the streets of my community. I want to say thank you all of the enforcement officers in Wilton Manors, Fla. They work hard day and Read More »

  • Member News: Cleverciti Adds Parking Industry Veteran to Fuel Growth and Maximize Customer Success

    (September 24, 2019) We’re excited to announce that Cleverciti has named Tony Hinnant as Director of Sales Engineering and Customer Success for North America. In this role, Hinnant will report to Cleverciti Senior Vice President of Sales Joe Survance and will deliver leading professional services activity including sales engineering, project Read More »

  • Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA)

    REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL LACMTA will receive Proposals for PS66007 – Systemwide Parking Operator Services at the 9th Floor Receptionist Desk, Vendor/Contract Management Department, One Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012. A Pre-Proposal conference will be held on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 11:00 a.m., at One Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles, CA Read More »

  • Member News: ParkVia Drives In-path With Wizz Air To Scoop Milestone Deal

    Leading European airport parking retailer, ParkVia, has secured a significant new contract with its longest-standing airline partner, Wizz Air,one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines and the largest low-cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe, following the successful launch of its latest project. In a move that allows the parking reservation Read More »

  • Bringing E-scooters Into Your Operation: Do You Need Insurance?

    In cities and on campuses around the world, e-scooters seemed to have revolutionized short-distance personal transportation. Some days, it feels like they’re everywhere. And headlines trumpet the potential dangers for riders, pedestrians, and drivers as the micro-mobility vehicles grow in popularity. It all brings up an interesting question: If someone Read More »

  • Scales of Justice: Rethinking Parking Fines

    By Matt Darst and Michael Brown On a recent trip, I counted more than a dozen illegally parked vehicles traveling from my quarters to a coffee shop just two blocks away. Despite street sweeping bans  in effect, a number of motorists decided to park illegally. I wondered why so many Read More »

  • Case Study: Lancaster Parking Authority Earns APO

    “The APO [Accredited Parking Organization] is essentially a rigorous checklist,” writes Larry Cohen, CAPP, executive director of the Lancaster Parking Authority (LPA), in the September issue of Parking & Mobility. “It evaluates every aspect of your parking organization from A to Z, including but not limited to human resources, finances, Read More »

  • The Best Parking Strategy, According to Science

    There are, according to a newly released scientific study, three main kinds of parkers: Meek, who take the first space they see. Optimistic, who cruise and circle until they find the perfect space. Prudent, who doesn’t take the first space but won’t circle for long, either. Which group wastes the Read More »

  • More to Give

    By Shawn Conrad, CAE When I graduated from college, I was eager to find a job, earn a paycheck, and see what opportunities might lie ahead. It had to be the right company and the right career, because I knew I would be there a long time; my father 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 »

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

    On-Demand Webinar: $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 less. 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 »

  • 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 On-Demand Webinar: Curb Management: Strategies and Tech to Define, Manage, and Enforce the Curb

    On-Demand Webinar: $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 On-Demand Webinar: Dashboards! Science-Based Decision Making

    On-Demand Webinar: $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 On-Demand Webinar: Being a Superhero in Your City

    On-Demand Webinar Fee: $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 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 »

  • IPI Awards Programs Open for Submissions

    https://www.parking.org/membership/awards-recognition-programs/

  • 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 »