IPMI Blog

On The Road Again

By Matt Penney, CAPP For the first time in a year and a half, I was on the road again. I ventured outside of the Baylor University bubble in search of parking knowledge. For me, visiting other people and locations is a highlight of our parking industry. Zoom is O.K., Read More »

Frictionless Parking: Smoothing the Ride

Enhanced customer convenience, improved traffic flow, increased revenue, lower operating costs–every parking operation continuously strives to achieve these goals. And while there are many ways to accomplish them, frictionless parking is more frequently included in the discussion. The concept of frictionless parking means combining technology and operating practices in ways Read More »

Are Flexible Work Arrangements the New TDM Tool?

By Perry Eggleston, CAPP, DPA Rahm Emanuel said, “You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” I started as executive director of UC Davis Transportation Services on January 2, 2020, Read More »

ASU Transforms Garage into Mile-long Art Show

Students at Arizona State University (ASU) and area art professionals have transformed a campus parking garage into a drive-through experience of light, sculpture, pattern, and sound–an immersive, sensory art experience people experience from their cars. About 115 artists worked on “designspace,” conceived by an area designer who wondered how the Read More »

Nobody Asked Me

By Kim Fernandez My nearly nine-year-old, much beloved iMac computer is starting to get old-lady kind of loopy (I feel her pain if we’re all being honest). She hesitates before launching something new, she thinks longer than she used to before opening or closing or saving, her files are a Read More »

The Silver Lining of Gathering Virtually

By Josh Cantor, CAPP I recently had the opportunity to participate in an active transportation summit hosted by my office and coordinated with 11 other regional organizations. While the all-day Zoom meeting may have been more complicated to coordinate than the in-person conference we initially had planned, I came away Read More »

Innovation and Collaboration at the University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky understood the need to continue to provide parking assets to support its growing campus, but also the essential component of effectively utilizing limited space for the highest and best uses possible. They also recognized the essential role of incorporating successful economic development master planning strategies to Read More »

What Is That New Normal?

By Brett Wood, CAPP, PE For the past 12 months, we have been pontificating about what the post-pandemic world might look like: Would we all just work from home forever? Would we have all of our goods delivered out of convenience? Would the state of our downtowns and campuses forever Read More »

Analysis: Infrastructure Plan Bets on Transit

An analysis of the Biden administration’s newly released infrastructure plan promises big investments–$621 billion–in roads, bridges, and other transportation infrastructure. But it also calls for an $85 billion investment in transit, and a Reuters analysis wonders if that’s the best bet at what appears to be the tail end of Read More »

Measure, Stir, Bake, Relax

By Rita Pagan, DES Have you ever watched The Great British Bake Off? It has been my go-to “Coronavirus/helping with math/if I hear pivot one more time” guilty pleasure. Although, I must admit, the recipes aren’t things I would necessarily pin to my Pinterest board. Biscuits and sponge cakes have Read More »