Outreach and Media Relations

IPI Announces Results of Board of Directors Election

Today the International Parking Institute (IPI) announced the results of the general election for the IPI Board of Directors. From a slate of 24 candidates, IPI membership elected new members to the 2015-2017 IPI Board of Directors. The seven elected individuals beginning their two-year terms on July 1 are: • Read More »

2012-04-18 Tips for Drivers

Tips for Drivers: 8 Ways to Avoid Getting a Parking Ticket Easy ways for drivers to avoid citations, boots, and other parking pitfalls FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — Contrary to public opinion, the goal of nearly every municipal parking authority is not to see how many tickets their officers can write. The Read More »


By Timothy H. Haahs, PE, AIA I am pleased to introduce a new The Parking Professional column written by IPI’s consultant members and designed to share insights on our industry from the consultant’s perspective. This monthly column will address all aspects of the parking industry, from planning and design to Read More »

Building the Nation’s Future

Ray LaHood was U.S. Secretary of Transportation from 2009 to 2013. There, he held responsibility for the oversight of air, maritime, and surface transportation in the U.S.; 55,000 employees; and a $70 billion budget. He developed a reputation for being devoted to safety and fighting distracted driving. Previously, LaHood was Read More »

Our Role in Ending Distracted Driving

By Patrick Wells Earlier this year, I co-chaired a large regional golf outing in Central Ohio. Our beneficiary was Dom Tiberi, a local sports broadcaster who lost his 21-year-old daughter to a distracted driving incident. I listened to the pain behind the situation and the alarming statistics: 20 to 30 Read More »

2018 Emerging Trends in Parking Survey Report

The 2018 Emerging Trends in Survey reveals that more than 60 percent of parking professionals surveyed now identify as “parking, transportation, and mobility professionals,” their jobs increasingly integral to design, management, and operations of parking that are part of the broader movement to ease traffic congestion and create more livable, Read More »

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/

Emerging Trends 2011

The annual survey explores where the parking industry stands on a variety of important issues. Emerging Trends 2011

2012-06-11 New Survey of Emerging Trends in Parking

New Survey of Emerging Trends in Parking Industry-transforming innovations are changing the way we park (PHOENIX, Ariz. – June 11, 2012) According to the results of an industry-wide survey conducted by the International Parking Institute, increased demand for technology-related innovations account for half of the top ten trends in today’s Read More »


By Kim Fernandez Rina Cutler, Philadelphia’s deputy mayor for transportation found herself stuck in traffic one day in 2009. There’s only so much one can do in such a situation, and once the obligatory radio station switching, dashboard dusting, and finger examining is finished, scanning the landscape helps fill the Read More »