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  • CMPA Annual Conference & Tradeshow

    CMPA Conference & Tradeshow November 4-6, 2025 San Jose, CA

  • CMPA Annual Conference & Tradeshow

    CMPA Conference & Tradeshow November 5-7, 2024 San Jose, CA

  • 2024 Pacific Intermountain Parking & Transportation Association (PIPTA) Conference & Expo

    Come join PIPTA for fun in Denver, CO, October 23-25, 2024. 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 »

  • Free Online Shoptalk: Airport Shoptalk – Operating Large-Scale Airport Operations in a Dynamic Environment

    IPMI Shoptalk: Airport Shoptalk – With Flying Colors: Operating Large-Scale Airport Operations in a Dynamic Environment Shoptalks are complimentary for all industry professionals, pre-registration required. REGISTER HERE.  Join IPMI for our online Shoptalk series addressing the parking, transportation, and mobility industry. Open to all, join us for discussions centered on Read More »

  • IPMI Webinar: Evolving Parking and Transportation Programs: Profiling the Path to Greater Mobility in Nashville

    Presented by: Diana Alarcon, CAPP, Director, Transportation & Multimodal Infrastructure, Metropolitan Nashville REGISTER HERE. Member Rate: $35 per webinar, or $379 for the entire annual series. Non-member rate: $85 per webinar.  Click the register link above to attend as a non-member. Purchase the Webinar Bundle and get all 2023 webinars Read More »

  • CMPA Annual Conference & Tradeshow

    CMPA Conference & Tradeshow November 7-9, 2023 Los Angeles, CA

  • APO Chat

    REGISTER HERE. APO Chat Join staff and APOs to explore the Accredited Parking Organization Program.  

  • CAPP Chat

    REGISTER HERE. CAPP Chat Join members and staff to find out more about CAPP!  

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    Parksmart Advisor, Online, Instructor-Led Training

    REGISTER HERE.  Become a Parksmart Advisor and add this valuable credential to your resume. Lead the effort for your organization or your clients to certify high-performing parking structures. Register today and learn how to plan, initiate and execute strategies and best practices to achieve Parksmart certification for parking structures. IPMI Read More »

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    Parksmart Advisor, Online, Instructor-Led Training

    REGISTER HERE.  Become a Parksmart Advisor and add this valuable credential to your resume. Lead the effort for your organization or your clients to certify high-performing parking structures. Register today and learn how to plan, initiate and execute strategies and best practices to achieve Parksmart certification for parking structures. IPMI Read More »

  • Free Online Shoptalk: University Shoptalk – Guiding Your Team to Serve Your Patrons through Best Practices

    IPMI Shoptalk: University Shoptalk – Guiding Your Team to Serve Your Patrons through Best Practices Shoptalks are complimentary for all industry professionals, pre-registration required. REGISTER HERE.  Join IPMI for our online Shoptalk series addressing the parking, transportation, and mobility industry. Open to all, join us for discussions centered on best Read More »

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    Parksmart Advisor, Online, Instructor-Led Training

    REGISTER HERE.  Become a Parksmart Advisor and add this valuable credential to your resume. Lead the effort for your organization or your clients to certify high-performing parking structures. Register today and learn how to plan, initiate and execute strategies and best practices to achieve Parksmart certification for parking structures. IPMI Read More »

  • IPMI Webinar: EV Readiness – Develop and Execute an Effective Plan in your Parking Operations

    Presented by: Robert Ferrin, CAPP, Mobility and Parking Senior Project Manager, Kimley-Horn Brett Wood, CAPP, President, Wood Solutions Group, LLC. REGISTER HERE. Member Rate: $35 per webinar, or $379 for the entire annual series. Non-member rate: $85 per webinar.  Click the register link above to attend as a non-member. Purchase Read More »

  • Awards Chat

    REGISTER HERE. A live, interactive discussion of the IPMI Awards Programs. This year’s Call for Awards will be open in late Fall 2023/early Winter 2024. Get all the details and information you need in advance to apply. Explore the Awards of Excellence and the Professional Recognition Program, learn about revisions Read More »

  • 2023 Pacific Intermountain Parking & Transportation Association (PIPTA) Conference & Expo

    Come join PIPTA for fun in Seattle, WA, September 6-8, 2023 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 »

  • New Member Chat

    REGISTER HERE. New Member Chat Join members and staff to network and find out more about member benefits.  

  • Free Online Shoptalk: Turning Parking Data into Valuable Insights

    IPMI Shoptalk: Turning Parking Data into Valuable Insights Shoptalks are complimentary for all industry professionals, pre-registration required. REGISTER HERE.  Join IPMI for our online Shoptalk series addressing the parking, transportation, and mobility industry. Open to all, join us for discussions centered on best practices, next steps, and the challenges ahead. Read More »

  • IPMI Webinar: What Factors Affect the Cost of Building a Parking Space?

    Presented by: Matt Davis, Principal, Watry Design, Inc. Taylor Kim, AIA, Senior Project Manager, Watry Design, Inc. REGISTER HERE. Member Rate: $35 per webinar, or $379 for the entire annual series. Non-member rate: $85 per webinar.  Click the register link above to attend as a non-member. Purchase the Webinar Bundle Read More »

  • Online Instructor-Led Learning: Analysis & Applications of Technology

    Data is all around us, and data-driven decision making is key to operational success. But what exactly is data and how can parking and mobility operations make use of it? Explore the various data sources prevalent in the industry, how data is stored in the back end of the many Read More »

  • Free Online Shoptalk: Planning for an EV Future- Avoiding the Pitfalls and Planning Future Forward

    IPMI Shoptalk: Planning for an EV Future- Avoiding the Pitfalls and Planning Future Forward Shoptalks are complimentary for all industry professionals, pre-registration required. REGISTER HERE.  Join IPMI for our online Shoptalk series addressing the parking, transportation, and mobility industry. Open to all, join us for discussions centered on best practices, Read More »

  • CAPP Chat

    REGISTER HERE. CAPP Chat Join members and staff to find out more about CAPP!  

  • 2023 Pennsylvania Parking Association (PPA) Conference

    2023 PPA Conference and Trade Show  

  • Mid-South Transportation and Parking Association (MSTPA): Annual Conference & Tradeshow 2023

    Mid-South Transportation and Parking Association (MSTPA): Annual Conference and Tradeshow 2023

  • 2023 Texas Parking & Transportation Association (TPTA) Conference & Trade Show

    TPTA 2021 Conference & Tradeshow April 10-13, 2023 Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park, TX  

  • APO Chat

    REGISTER HERE. APO Chat Join staff and APOs to explore the Accredited Parking Organization Program.  

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    Parksmart Advisor, Online, Instructor-Led Training

    REGISTER HERE.  Become a Parksmart Advisor and add this valuable credential to your resume. Lead the effort for your organization or your clients to certify high-performing parking structures. Register today and learn how to plan, initiate and execute strategies and best practices to achieve Parksmart certification for parking structures. IPMI Read More »

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    Parksmart Advisor, Online, Instructor-Led Training

    REGISTER HERE.  Become a Parksmart Advisor and add this valuable credential to your resume. Lead the effort for your organization or your clients to certify high-performing parking structures. Register today and learn how to plan, initiate and execute strategies and best practices to achieve Parksmart certification for parking structures. IPMI Read More »

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    Parksmart Advisor, Online, Instructor-Led Training

    REGISTER HERE.  Become a Parksmart Advisor and add this valuable credential to your resume. Lead the effort for your organization or your clients to certify high-performing parking structures. Register today and learn how to plan, initiate and execute strategies and best practices to achieve Parksmart certification for parking structures. IPMI Read More »

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    Parksmart Advisor, Online, Instructor-Led Training

    REGISTER HERE.  Become a Parksmart Advisor and add this valuable credential to your resume. Lead the effort for your organization or your clients to certify high-performing parking structures. Register today and learn how to plan, initiate and execute strategies and best practices to achieve Parksmart certification for parking structures. IPMI Read More »

  • Free Online Shoptalk: Cities and Municipalities – Revenue Enhancement Strategies and How to Make it Happen in Your City

    IPMI Shoptalk: Cities and Municipalities – Revenue Enhancement Strategies and How to Make it Happen in Your City Shoptalks are complimentary for all industry professionals, pre-registration required. REGISTER HERE.  Join IPMI for our online Shoptalk series addressing the parking, transportation, and mobility industry. Open to all, join us for discussions Read More »

  • IPMI Webinar: If You Build It, Will They Charge? Planning for Successful EV Charging in Your Parking Operation

    Presented by: Carmen Donnell, CAPP, Managing Director, North America, PaybyPhone, Co-Chair, IPMI Technology Committee Nick Mazzenga, PE, Associate, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Co-Chair, IPMI Technology Committee REGISTER HERE. Member Rate: $35 per webinar, or $379 for the entire annual series. Non-member rate: $85 per webinar.  Click the register link above to Read More »

  • New Member Chat

    REGISTER HERE. New Member Chat Join members and staff to network and find out more about member benefits.  

  • APO Chat

    REGISTER HERE. APO Chat Join staff and APOs to explore the Accredited Parking Organization Program.  

  • Online Instructor-Led Learning: Cybersecurity – Managing Risk and Securing Your Operating Environment

    This session will cover cybersecurity as it relates to the parking and mobility industry, including how a rapid shift to technology has created new opportunities for cyber criminals and vulnerabilities for our industry. In addition to covering compliance, attendees will discuss practical ways they can protect their businesses and institute Read More »

  • Free Online Shoptalk: Shifting Sands: Industry Outlook & Future Trends

    IPMI Shoptalk: Shifting Sands – Industry Outlook and Future Trends: Integrating Technology into Planning, Design, and Current Operations Shoptalks are complimentary for all industry professionals, pre-registration required. REGISTER HERE.  Join IPMI for our online Shoptalk series addressing the parking, transportation, and mobility industry. Open to all, join us for discussions Read More »

  • CAPP Chat

    REGISTER HERE. CAPP Chat Join members and staff to find out more about CAPP!  

  • IPMI Webinar: Understanding Curb Management: Tackling Demand at the Curb

    Presented by: Mary Catherine Snyder, Parking Strategist, City of Seattle Department of Transportation Matt Darst, Director, Conduent Transportation Haley Peckett, Associate Director, DDOT Hank Willson, Parking Policy Manager, SFMTA REGISTER HERE. Member Rate: $35 per webinar, or $379 for the entire annual series. Non-member rate: $85 per webinar.  Click the Read More »

  • APO Chat

    REGISTER HERE. APO Chat Join staff and APOs to explore the Accredited Parking Organization Program.  

  • Frontline Fundamentals: December 6 – Avoiding Conflict Through Preparation

    Presented by: Matt Penney, CAPP REGISTER HERE. View training summary and speaker information, and register for free today. Member Rate: Free; pre-registration required, Non-member rate: $35 registration fee.  Click the register link above to attend as a non-member. Join today and find out more about member benefits here. Frontline trainings Read More »

  • FPTA Conference & Tradeshow

    FPTA Conference & Tradeshow December 6-9 Palm Beach Gardens, FL

  • 2022 NEPC University and Hospital Forum

    2022 NEPC University and Hospital Forum December 1, 2022 Harvard University, Harvard Faculty Club 20 Quincy Street Cambridge, MA 01238 Register here. 

  • 2023 HUB/TIBA Events Home Page

  • Post-Pandemic and The Parking Revenue: How Can Revenues be Maximized?

    Post-Pandemic and The Parking Revenue: How Can Revenues be Maximized?   By Cynthia Lang, CAPP, MPA  On December 31, 2019, the World Health Organization announced the first report on COVID-19.  Within 90 days, in March 2020, COVID-19 had been declared a global pandemic.  No one could have anticipated what followed Read More »

  • TKH Security Obtains Additional Innovative Patent

    TKH Security Obtains Additional Innovative Patent CHESHIRE, CT –TKH Security (formerly Park Assist) has been recently granted an additional United States patent. In effect as of November 1, 2022, the patent is for systems and methods for identifying vehicles using wireless device identifiers. “The new patent demonstrates our continuous Read More »

  • Propark Mobility Promotes Jennifer Atkins to Senior Vice President

    Propark Mobility Promotes Jennifer Atkins to Senior Vice President   Hartford, Connecticut – Propark Mobility announced that the company has promoted Jennifer Atkins to Senior Vice President, Mountain Region. “Under Jennifer’s leadership, Propark has experienced tremendous growth in the Denver market,” said Stephen Duffy, Chief Strategy Officer. “Jennifer has Read More »

  • eleven-x’s eXactpark Solution Selected by the City of Guelph to Improve Parking Access and Urban Mobility

    eleven-x’s eXactpark Solution Selected by the City of Guelph to Improve Parking Access and Urban Mobility   The solution will provide real-time space status availability and intelligent enforcement to help residents and visitors more easily find parking and reduce traffic. Waterloo, Ontario – eleven-x, a global leader providing complete, high-performance, Read More »

  • EV Readiness Clearinghouse: Sample Plans

    EV Readiness Clearinghouse: Sample Plans and References Explore recent electric vehicle readiness plans and references below or share yours here. NEVI Deployment Plan Approvals by State Electric Vehicles Roadmap | City of Tucson Climate Action Hub Recharge Boston: Boston’s Zero Emission Vehicle Program SEMPO Plug-In Electric Vehicle Readiness Plan, Southeast Read More »

  • EV Readiness Clearinghouse: Partners

    EV Readiness Clearinghouse: Partners To be added to our list of partners and collaborators, please email us. CHARGE Coalition CHARGE is a unique coalition of transportation, industry, environmental, labor, health, equity, and civic organizations supporting smart policy to electrify America’s transportation system. We endorse the following principles for Congress and Read More »

  • Donations For Citations

    Donations For Citations   By Gary A. Means, CAPP Some of our members may have heard of our Food for Fines program here in Lexington, KY, but for those who haven’t, I’ll give you a quick recap and hopefully encourage organizations to roll out a similar program in your community: Read More »

  • CAPP Code of Ethics

    CAPP Code of Ethics Introduction The CAPP Certification Board has adopted a Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility (Code of Ethics) which establishes the expected level of professional conduct and practice for CAPP designees. The CAPP Certification Board retains the right to amend the Code of Ethics as required. To Read More »

  • Quercus Technologies Rounds Out Outdoor Guidance System With Information Totem

    Quercus Technologies Rounds out its Outdoor Guidance System with an Information Totem   To make its offering in guidance solutions even more comprehensive, Quercus Technologies is launching its outdoor digital information Totem. The Totem informs users entering and driving through an outdoor parking lot on the availability of parking Read More »

  • Restocon Corporation Announces New Line Striping and Parking Lot Maintenance Division

    Restocon Corporation Announces New Line Striping and Parking Lot Maintenance Division   Tampa, Florida – Restocon Corporation (Restocon) is pleased to announce the addition of a new Line Striping and Parking Lot Maintenance division. In an effort to provide clients with an even more comprehensive lineup of services, Restocon Read More »

  • ParkDSM Powered by ParkMobile Expands to Offer Parking Reservations

    ParkDSM, Des Moines, Iowa’s, Parking App Powered by ParkMobile, Expands Partnership to Offer Parking Reservations   Users are now able to reserve parking in advance of events at Iowa Events Center via the ParkDSM app. Des Moines, IA –  ParkMobile  has expanded its partnership with ParkDSM, a parking app Read More »

  • Parkopedia Publishes the 2022 Global Parking Index

    Parkopedia Publishes the 2022 Global Parking Index   Parkopedia releases the third edition of its Global Parking Index, with detailed information on global average parking prices and the key trends influencing price changes New York continues to be the most expensive city for 2-hour off-street parking ($43.10 average) and is Read More »

  • IPMI Representatives Present at NACAS Annual Conference

    IPMI Representatives Share Industry Expertise with the National Association of College and Auxiliary Services (NACAS) on Parking and Mobility   The International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI) participated in the National Association of College and Auxiliary Services (NACAS) C3X 2022 Annual Conference & Expo hosted in Las Vegas, Nevada from Read More »

  • Developing a Curb Management Strategy: Three Factors of Formulation

    Developing a Curb Management Strategy: Three Factors of Formulation   By Andrew Lamothe and Jason Sutton, CAPP As cities navigate complex parking environments, adapt new policies, and integrate innovations, curb management continues its trend toward mainstream adoption. Most if not all parking and transportation experts across the U.S. agree that Read More »

  • The EPA Congress: Broadening Thinking and Inspiring for Industry Shifts

    The EPA Congress: Broadening Thinking and Inspiring for Industry Shifts   By Alejandra “Alex” Argudin, CAPP Last month, I was honored to speak at the 20th European Parking Association (EPA) Congress and Exhibition in Brussels, Belgium. It was an enormous privilege to represent my country and the International Parking and Read More »

  • Veterans in Parking, Inc., & Veterans in Parking UK Create a Strategic Partnership Alliance

      Veterans in Parking, Inc., & Veterans in Parking UK Create a Strategic Partnership Alliance     Veterans in Parking, Inc., and Veterans in Parking UK have agreed in principle to the creation of a Strategic Partnership Alliance (SPA) between the two organizations to further the mission of placing Military Read More »

  • LEGOLAND® Installs New Livingston Charge Port Electric Vehicle Chargers

    LEGOLAND® New York Resort Installs New Livingston Charge Port Electric Vehicle Chargers for Guests’ Use     PEARL RIVER, NY – LEGOLAND® New York Resort is ensuring guests with electric vehicles can focus on having fun while their vehicles charge during their bricktastic day! The Goshen theme park has Read More »

  • Updated Mobile App Makes Paying to Park Easier in Evanston

      Updated Mobile App Makes Paying to Park Easier in Evanston The ParkEvanston app powered by Passport has a new look and enhanced features.   Evanston, Ill. — The City of Evanston announces the update of its mobile payment application for parking, ParkEvanston. The app, first launched in the Read More »

  • New Member Chat

    REGISTER HERE. New Member Chat Join members and staff to network and find out more about member benefits.  

  • TAPCO Selects LYT to Move Emergency & Transit Vehicles Safer and Faster

    TAPCO Selects LYT Intelligent Traffic Technologies to Move Emergency and Transit Vehicles to Destinations Safer and Faster   Multiple projects already underway to give priority to emergency and transit vehicles, improving overall traffic flow in congested metropolitan areas. Santa Clara, Calif. –  LYT, a leader in intelligent connected traffic Read More »

  • IPMI Webinar: Parking Work is Emotional Customer Service Work

    IPMI Webinar: Parking Work is Emotional Customer Service Work Presented by Teresa Trussell, CAPP REGISTER HERE. Member Rate: $35 per webinar, or $379 for the entire annual series. Non-member rate: $85 per webinar.  Click the register link above to attend as a non-member. Join today and find out more about member benefits Read More »

  • IPMI Policies

    All presenters and instructors agree to abide by the following policies.  Non-Discrimination Policy Individuals involved in developing, administering, and delivering the International Parking & Mobility Institute’s professional development experiences, seminars, events, or programs are expected to maintain high professional standards in conducting their work. They will refrain from making discriminatory Read More »

  • Employee Engagement Requires a Strategy and a Plan

    Employee Engagement Requires a Strategy and a Plan   By Liliana Lasso Rambo, CAPP We often hear about the value of having engaged employees at work and how we can monetize an organization’s culture by enhancing the way employees feel at work.  How do you monetize/measure the positive or negative Read More »

  • Frontline Fundamentals: November 8 – Storytelling Strategies to Improve the Customer Experience

    Presented by: Barbara Shuck, FSMPS, CPSM, Everest Marketing Services REGISTER HERE. View training summary and speaker information, and register for free today. Member Rate: Free; pre-registration required, Non-member rate: $35 registration fee.  Click the register link above to attend as a non-member. Join today and find out more about member Read More »

  • CMPA Annual Conference & Tradeshow

    CMPA Conference & Tradeshow November 8-10, 2022 HILTON LAX Los Angeles, CA

  • Leadership Lessons from PIPTA

    Leadership Lessons from PIPTA   By Casey Jones, CAPP, PMP I had the privilege of moderating a leadership panel at PIPTA’s annual conference recently in Salt Lake City.  Thanks to Kenzie Coulson (Utah Property Management Association), Kaite Justice (Valley Regional Transit) and Ian Ortlieb (Missoula Parking Commission) for their insights, Read More »

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    The Parking Podcast E82: An Interview with Brian Wolff and a Conversation about Digital Transformation

    Brian Wolff, President and CEO of Parker Technology, discusses digital transformation, parking mix and integrations.

  • TEZ Technology Announces Expansion of Sales Team

    App-Free Parking Software and Payments Innovator TEZ Technology Announces Expansion of Sales Team   PLANO, TEXAS – App-free parking software and payments innovator TEZ Technology (“TEZ” or the “Company”) today announced it has expanded its sales team to accommodate the Company’s rapid growth trajectory.  This expansion of the TEZ Read More »

  • Avail Car Sharing and LAZ Parking Enter Unique Partnership

    Avail Car Sharing and LAZ Parking Enter Unique Partnership to Innovate Traditional Parking Garage Experience   First-of-its-kind agreement brings Avail to LAZ properties, expanding urban mobility options in the U.S.   CHICAGO, IL  – Avail, a car sharing platform protected by Allstate, and LAZ Parking, the fastest growing and Read More »

  • Cleverciti Bringing Good Parking Luck to Major Irish Shopping Centre

      Cleverciti Bringing Good Parking Luck to Major Irish Shopping Centre     Cleverciti is excited to bring our innovative parking technology solutions to the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre in Dublin, Ireland! Liffey Valley is one of Ireland’s largest shopping destinations, with more than 80 stores, 20 restaurants, and a Read More »

  • Watry Design Promotes Key Staff

    Parking Design Leader Watry Design, Inc. Promotes Key Staff to Associate Principals and Associate Director     Watry Design, Inc. is pleased to announce the promotions of three individuals to Associate Principals and one to Associate Director. The firm aspires to recognize those who go above and beyond, and Read More »

  • 2023 Call for Awards Closes

    2023 IPMI Parking & Mobility Conference & Expo, June 11 -14, 2023 Location & Dates: Fort Worth Convention Center Fort Worth, Texas, USA June 11-14, 2023 The 2023 IPMI Parking & Mobility Conference & Expo will be dedicated to keeping our amazing community connected through exhibits, general and education sessions, Shoptalks, networking, Read More »

  • Increasing Parking Supply When Supply Is Constrained

    Increasing Parking Supply When Supply Is Constrained   By Cynthia Lang, CAPP, MPA  In urban areas where land use is littered with mixed-use buildings, shopping malls and high-rise apartments there are few options to increase parking supply.  As cities increase multi-modal options in efforts to reduce the number of vehicles Read More »

  • Benefits of Cooperative Purchasing

    Benefits of Cooperative Purchasing   By Paul Whetzel, CAPP  After attending a couple of conferences this year, I am still amazed by how many vendors and end users are not aware of cooperative purchasing.  For those that don’t know how it works, it basically allows you to bypass your organization’s normal Read More »

  • Cleverciti: Welcome to Miami!

      Cleverciti: Welcome to Miami!   Cleverciti® is thrilled to announce our new partnership with the Miami Parking Authority (MPA). Cleverciti will work with the MPA to enable them to improve curb management operations, reduce curb abuse, and create a “white glove” parking experience for drivers.  Effectively managing the curb Read More »

  • PAV Fall Workshop & Tradeshow

    PAV Fall Workshop & Tradeshow November 1-3, 2022 Richmond, VA

  • Frontline Fundamentals: A Platform for Education and Collaboration for Your Frontline Employees

    Frontline Fundamentals: A Platform for Education and Collaboration for Your Frontline Employees   By Cindy Campbell The past few years have been such an intense time of change for many employees throughout our industry, especially those working on the frontlines in roles like customer service, enforcement, operations, and more. Further, Read More »

  • Scheidt & Bachmann Announce Channel Partnership with Creative Parking Concepts, LLC

    Scheidt & Bachmann USA, Inc. Announce Channel Partnership with Creative Parking Concepts, LLC   CPC will become a sales, distribution, and service provider for new S&B customers in the Southeastern United States.   LOWELL, MA and NASHVILLE, TN – Scheidt & Bachmann USA, Inc. (“S&B”) and Creative Parking Concepts, LLC Read More »

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    Parksmart Advisor, Online, Instructor-Led Training

    REGISTER HERE.  Become a Parksmart Advisor and add this valuable credential to your resume. Lead the effort for your organization or your clients to certify high-performing parking structures. Register today and learn how to plan, initiate and execute strategies and best practices to achieve Parksmart certification for parking structures. IPMI Read More »

  • The Power of Influential Leadership

    The Power of Influential Leadership By Tiffany Peebles Growing up, many of us remember the old mentality of a manager –  heavily focused on policies and procedures, power and control, and instructing versus inspiring. Today, most leaders know the importance of leading versus managing. If you are fortunate enough to Read More »

  • Cleverciti Promotes Andrew LaMothe to Vice President of Sales and Marketing

      Cleverciti Promotes Andrew LaMothe to Vice President of Sales and Marketing     Cleverciti®, the leader in comprehensive, turn-by-turn parking guidance solutions for both on-street and off-street operations, has promoted Andrew LaMothe to Vice President of Sales and Marketing. For the past 10 months, LaMothe has led sales and Read More »

  • Free Learning Lab: From the Experts: Infrastructure Opportunities & Challenges: What is to Come & How to Prepare presented by Blink

    October 26 Learning Lab: From the Experts: Infrastructure Opportunities & Challenges: What is to Come & How to Prepare presented by Blink Free Learning Lab presented by Blink Free to all industry professionals, pre-registration required to attend. The sponsored education session will be hosted on IPMI’s platform, with content provided Read More »

  • CMPA Conference – Join us in LA!

    CMPA Conference – Join us in LA!   By Jon Hamblen The California Mobility and Parking Association will be holding our Annual Conference November 7 – 9, 2022.  The Conference is our association’s opportunity to finally get together after our prior two conferences were moved to online events due to Read More »

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    Parksmart Advisor, Online, Instructor-Led Training

    REGISTER HERE.  Become a Parksmart Advisor and add this valuable credential to your resume. Lead the effort for your organization or your clients to certify high-performing parking structures. Register today and learn how to plan, initiate and execute strategies and best practices to achieve Parksmart certification for parking structures. IPMI Read More »

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    ParkHub Acquires Business Intelligence Leader Smarking

      ParkHub Acquires Business Intelligence Leader Smarking   Leading B2B parking software and payments provider expands into commercial and municipal parking markets. DALLAS, TEXAS and SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – ParkHub, a leading provider of parking software and payments solutions, announced the acquisition of Smarking, a leading provider of parking software Read More »

  • Dealing with Loss in the Workplace

    Dealing with Loss in the Workplace   By Shontel Zamora Dealing with the loss of a loved one is never easy. It is usually met with a large show of support during the first initial days and weeks. There are tons of books and resources dedicated to help those who Read More »

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    The Parking Podcast E81: An Interview with Diana Alarcon and a Conversation about Multimodal Infrastructure

    Diana Alarcon, CAPP, Director of Transportation and Multimodal Infrastructure with Nashville Department of Transportation, discusses parking. mobility and multimodal access. .  

  • SWPTA Fall Conference

    October 24-26 SWPTA Fall Conference Las Vegas, NV

  • NYC Local Law 126 Parking Garage Inspection Rules

    How to Comply with NYC Local Law 126 Parking Garage Inspection Rules   Submitted by Hoffman Architects, Inc. Effective January 1, 2022, New York City requires garage owners to retain a specially designated professional engineer to conduct an assessment and file a report at least once every six years. Why Read More »

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    Parksmart Advisor, Online, Instructor-Led Training

    REGISTER HERE.  Become a Parksmart Advisor and add this valuable credential to your resume. Lead the effort for your organization or your clients to certify high-performing parking structures. Register today and learn how to plan, initiate and execute strategies and best practices to achieve Parksmart certification for parking structures. IPMI Read More »

  • Infrastructure Opportunities & Challenges: What is to Come & How to Prepare

    Infrastructure Opportunities & Challenges: What is to Come & How to Prepare   Blink Charging will be presenting a FREE Learning Lab on October 26 to discuss this topic in depth. Click here to register now! While electric vehicle sales have risen an average of 40% each year since 2016, Read More »

  • Amano McGann Partners with Soldier Field to Deploy New Parking Technology

      Amano McGann Partners with Soldier Field in Chicago to Deploy New Parking Technology   Amano ONE, The Most Simplified, Powerful and Reliable Cloud-Based Parking Access/Revenue Control System, Comes to Legendary Stadium. MINNEAPOLIS and CHICAGO – Amano McGann, a parking technology company, announced that Amano ONE, the most simplified, powerful, and Read More »

  • Flowbird Group and NYCDOT Launch ParkNYC Mobile Parking App

    Flowbird Group and NYCDOT Launch New and Improved ParkNYC Mobile Parking App   New App to Service Nearly 2 Million NYC Users.   Moorestown, New Jersey –Flowbird Group, a curbside management and urban mobility solution, launched the ParkNYC app in New York City on October 17th, 2022. The release Read More »

  • Mike Farley Joins First Nationwide Payments

    Mike Farley Joins First Nationwide Payments in Service Manager Support Role   Boston, Massachusetts – First Nationwide Payments Headquartered in Boston, MA is pleased to announce that Mike Farley has joined the company in the role of Service Manager. Mike has an extensive background in merchant services, beginning in 2000. Read More »

  • ParkMobile Partners with the City of Spokane, Washington

    ParkMobile Furthers Pacific Northwest Expansion with Partnership with the City of Spokane, Washington   ParkMobile is now the exclusive parking provider in Spokane with 5,000 metered spaces integrated through the app.   Spokane, WA – ParkMobile, has expanded into Spokane, Washington, becoming the city’s exclusive parking provider. ParkMobile has Read More »

  • EV Readiness Clearinghouse: Research Links

    EV Readiness Clearinghouse: Research Links CHARGE Coalition IIJA Implementation Policy Recommendations Electrification Coalition EV Tools and Calculators Local EV Policy Toolkit State Policy Factsheet

  • Parking and Mobility Trends

    Which Parking and Mobility Trends Will Have the Most Impact Over the Next Five Years? By Al Carroll While it’s difficult to identify/rank one specific trend that will have the most impact to our industry over the next five years, the majority of trends we’re currently seeing and expecting to Read More »

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    Accredited Parking Organization (APO) Site Reviewer Renewal 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 by an IPMI-approved site reviewer who has successfully completed this Read More »

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    Parksmart Advisor, Online, Instructor-Led Training

    REGISTER HERE.  Become a Parksmart Advisor and add this valuable credential to your resume. Lead the effort for your organization or your clients to certify high-performing parking structures. Register today and learn how to plan, initiate and execute strategies and best practices to achieve Parksmart certification for parking structures. IPMI Read More »

  • New York State Parking & Transportation Association (NYSPTA) Conference & Trade Show

    October 18-20 New York State Parking & Transportation Association (NYSPTA) Conference & Trade Show Buffalo, NY

  • EV Readiness Clearinghouse: Featured Resources

    EV Readiness Clearinghouse: Featured Resources Download IPMI’s publications, articles and resources on EVs and charging.  The clearinghouse will offer resources related to: Planning, including siting, fleet transition, deployment, and short- and long-term strategies Funding opportunities, including grants, programs, and incentives Implementation, including procurement, design, and construction Operations, including management and Read More »

  • EV Readiness Clearinghouse: Member Resources

    EV Readiness Clearinghouse: Member Resources Share your resources here.   

  • EV Readiness Clearinghouse: Training & Education

    EV Readiness Clearinghouse: Training & Education Register for IPMI training and education on planning, design, and more for electric vehicle charging in parking, transportation, and mobility systems.   Featured education includes: On-demand Sustainability Courses Upcoming Webinars Parksmart Advisor Training Free Industry Shoptalks Free EV Courses for IPMI Members An Electrified Future  Read More »

  • How Does Paid Parking Affect Downtowns?

    How Does Paid Parking Affect Downtowns? By Philip Oliver Republished with permission from the author’s LinkedIn Blog. Working in business development for a parking company in the South, I come across quite a few towns that are interested in implementing paid parking, but are curious about the real impacts and Read More »

  • CAPP Chat

    REGISTER HERE. CAPP Chat Join members and staff to find out more about CAPP!  

  • IPMI Promotes Rachel Yoka, CAPP, to Chief Strategy Officer

    International Parking & Mobility Institute Promotes Rachel Yoka, CAPP, LEED AP DB+C to Chief Strategy Officer   International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI) announced the promotion of Rachel Yoka, CAPP, LEED AP BD+C from Vice President, Program Development to Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) for the organization. As CSO, Yoka Read More »

  • aiMotive and Parkopedia Partnership Provides Automakers with Parking Solutions

    aiMotive and Parkopedia partnership provides automakers with cost-effective and scalable automated parking solutions.   The partnership offers automakers unique and scalable parking navigation and Type 1 Automated Valet Parking (AVP) functions for the first time Improved parking experience for drivers without the need for any costly additional infrastructure within parking Read More »

  • SP Plus Acquires K M P Associates Limited

    SP Plus Corporation Acquires K M P Associates Limited, Including its Global E-Commerce Platform AeroParker   Acquisition Broadens Technology Capabilities and Expands Addressable Market CHICAGO – SP Plus Corporation (Nasdaq:SP), a provider of technology-driven mobility solutions for aviation, commercial, hospitality and institutional clients throughout North America, today announced   that Read More »

  • IPMI Volunteers Moving the Industry Forward

    IPMI Volunteers Moving the Industry Forward By Shawn D. Conrad, CAE Thank you to the hundreds of IPMI members that stepped forward in the “Call for Volunteers”  to participate on our committees and task forces. These volunteers will work on projects and activities including an EV charging cohort,  smart transportation, Read More »

  • IPMI Webinar: Mayors’ Commuter Incentives Toolkit. Presented by the Federal Highway Administration. Free for all industry professionals.

    IPMI Webinar: Mayors’ Commuter Incentives Toolkit. Parking Cash Out and Commuter Benefits Ordinance Analysis Presented by the Federal Highway Administration Free to all industry professionals! Click here to register. Join today and find out more about member benefits here. Offers one CAPP Credit towards application or certifications.  Learn more about CAPP today. 

  • How To Manage And Own Your Personal Brand

    How to Manage and Own Your Personal Brand By Kathleen Laney Republished with permission from Laney Solutions blog. To clearly differentiate the value you bring to an organization during the interview process, you need to do more than have a good reputation. You need to have a well crafted personal Read More »

  • Frontline Fundamentals: October 11: Leading From the Second Chair: The Importance of Empowering Others

    Presented by: Mike Tudor, CAPP  REGISTER HERE. View training summary and speaker information, and register for free today. Member Rate: Free; pre-registration required, Non-member rate: $35 registration fee.  Click the register link above to attend as a non-member. Join today and find out more about member benefits here. Frontline trainings Read More »

  • The Fear of Failure

    The Fear of Failure By Adrienne Tucker, CAPP “Do not fear failure but be terrified of regret” – Deshauna Barber, Ms. USA – 2016. “Amen!” I shouted as soon as she said those words.  Sure, she was giving a commencement speech and not talking about parking, but something was nagging Read More »

  • THA Consulting Appoints Javier Sanchez to Director of Operations

    THA Consulting, Inc. Appoints Javier Sanchez to Director of Operations   THA Consulting, Inc. (THA) is pleased to announce Javier Sanchez, AIA, NCARB as their Director of Operations for the firm’s Miami office.  In this role, Javier will support and oversee THA’s Miami operations, leading all aspects of project Read More »

  • City of Iowa City Transitions Mobile Parking Payments to ParkMobile

    City of Iowa City Transitions Mobile Parking Payments to ParkMobile   ParkMobile will be the exclusive parking provider in Iowa City, with availability at over 2,200 on- and off-street parking spaces.   Iowa City, IA – ParkMobile, a provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the U.S., is Read More »

  • Oak View Group to Implement ParkHub Technology

    Oak View Group to Implement ParkHub’s Parking Management Technology Across Multiple Properties   New partnership will optimize operations, facilitate payments, and gain customer insights. DALLAS, TX – Oak View Group, the global venue development, advisory, and investment company for the sports and live entertainment industry, will immediately begin implementing a Read More »

  • Awards Chat

    REGISTER HERE. A live, interactive discussion of the IPMI Awards Programs. This year’s Call for Awards will be open in late Fall 2022/early Winter 2023. Get all the details and information you need in advance to apply. Explore the Awards of Excellence and the Professional Recognition Program, learn about revisions Read More »

  • Should You Consider an Early Retirement Offer?

    Should You Consider an Early Retirement Offer?   By Mark A. Vergenes As corporate America continues to shift and reorganize, cost cutting, restructuring, mergers, buyouts, and downsizing are the norm. Amidst all this change, some companies are offering their employees early retirement packages. But how do you know if the Read More »

  • Submit for Your Chance to Shine!

    Submit for Your Chance to Shine! By Mark Lyons, CAPP The 2023 IPMI Call for Awards is accepting entries through November 3, 2022. Now is the time to share your entries for the Awards of Excellence and Professional Recognition Awards programs! Award winners are recognized at the annual IPMI Parking Read More »

  • MAPA Fall Conference & Trade Show

    MAPA Fall Conference & Trade  Show October 4-5, 2022 Baltimore, MD

  • 2023 Call for Presentations Closes

    2023 IPMI Parking & Mobility Conference & Expo, June 11 -14, 2023 Location & Dates: Fort Worth Convention Center Fort Worth, Texas, USA June 11-14, 2023 The 2023 IPMI Parking & Mobility Conference & Expo will be dedicated to keeping our amazing community connected through exhibits, general and education sessions, Shoptalks, networking, Read More »

  • The Devil is in The Details

    The Devil is in The Details By Melissa Yates, CAPP On October 19th, Laura Lierz and I will be discussing “The Devil is in The Details” where we will be focusing on the typical transactional project implementation process and how most pitfalls occur with services and anticipated functionality delivery of Read More »

  • Kent King Joins Parker Technology as the New VP of Sales

    Kent King Joins Parker Technology as the New VP of Sales   INDIANAPOLIS, IND.  – Parker Technology announced that Kent King has joined the team as the new VP of Sales. King comes with 7+ years of experience in the parking and mobility industry and over 16 years of B2B Read More »

  • Schenectady Hosts Largest National Drive Electric Week and Sustainability Fair

    Schenectady Hosts Largest National Drive Electric Week and Sustainability Fair on Sunday During Schenectady Greenmarket   SCHENECTADY, NEW YORK – The City of Schenectady, Schenectady Greenmarket, Livingston Energy Group, and the Capital District EV Drivers Group co-hosted the NYS Capital District Drive Electric Week and Sustainability Fair on Sunday, September Read More »

  • It’s Raining…Electric Cars? Wait, What?

    It’s Raining…Electric Cars? Wait, What? Parry Gripp and National Car Charging are charging up kids everywhere with a new song about electric cars. DENVER, CO – Emmy-winning songwriter and YouTube sensation Parry Gripp and the nation’s leading privately-held distributor and installer of EV charging equipment National Car Charging have teamed Read More »

  • Online Instructor-Led Learning: Analysis & Applications of Technology

    Data is all around us, and data-driven decision making is key to operational success. But what exactly is data and how can parking and mobility operations make use of it? Explore the various data sources prevalent in the industry, how data is stored in the back end of the many Read More »

  • ParkMobile’s Chief Revenue Officer, David Hoyt, Named Managing Director, North America for the EasyPark Group

    ParkMobile’s Chief Revenue Officer, David Hoyt, Named Managing Director, North America for the EasyPark Group   Following ParkMobile’s acquisition by the global leader for smart parking and mobility solutions, EasyPark Group, Hoyt will assume overall responsibilities of U.S. operations as Managing Director, North America, while also continuing his role Read More »

  • Kansas City International Airport’s Superior Customer Experience Journey Begins and Ends in the Parking Garage

    Kansas City International Airport’s Superior Customer Experience Journey Begins and Ends in the Parking Garage   CHESHIRE, CT –TKH Security (formerly Park Assist) has begun installing the previously awarded Automated Parking Guidance System (APGS) contract through JE Dunn Construction in conjunction with the Kansas City Aviation Department (KCAD) in Read More »

  • Parking Structure IV Brings Much Needed Staff Parking to UC Davis Health Center

    Parking Structure IV Brings Much Needed Staff Parking to UC Davis Health Center   After achieving temporary occupancy in January, the UC Davis Health Center Parking Structure IV celebrated completion on September 1st, 2022 and is fully open to serve hospital employees. The 1,221-stall parking structure delivers much needed Read More »

  • The Origin of the Spiraling-Track, High-Performance Door

    The Origin of the Spiraling-Track, High-Performance Door   By Michael Watkins Did you know that Rytec was the first domestic door manufacturer to offer the spiraling style of high-performance doors in North America? In 1999, Rytec acquired the rights to sell this patented rigid panel, roll-up door design from a Read More »

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    The Parking Podcast E79: An Interview with Melissa Rysak & a Conversation about Parking & Mobility

    Melissa Rysak, Director of Communications, discusses the Parking & Mobility magazine.  

  • The Courtesy Wave

    The Courtesy Wave By Jennifer Carroll, CAPP The finger wave (courtesy wave) is something I only discovered after I moved south of the Mason-Dixon line.  Raising your fingers off the steering wheel as a “greeting” to others passing by.  It is fairly safe as you can keep your hand/thumb on Read More »

  • EV Charging Stations Drive Business Loyalty

    Renters Want To Go Electric, But Where Will They Charge?   By Margaret-Ann Leavitt I am often asked, “Why should I install EV charging stations?” There are many answers to that question: EVs are better for the environment, they reduce greenhouse gasses and they look good parked outside your business. Read More »

  • FLASH Delivers EV Charging Solution Built to Meet the Unique Needs of Urban Real Estate

      FLASH Delivers EV Charging Solution Built to Meet the Unique Needs of Urban Real Estate Multi-use, often gated assets require reliable, reservable parking + charging technology integrated into the smart building and smart city to deliver significant incremental revenue   Austin, TX and Chicago, IL – FLASH announced the launch of Read More »

  • Honda Center Partners with ParkMobile to Offer Reserved Parking for Anaheim Ducks

    Honda Center Partners with ParkMobile to Offer Reserved Parking for Anaheim Ducks Games and Events   Fans can easily reserve a parking spot in advance for NHL games, concerts, and other events at the arena.   Anaheim, CA –  ParkMobile is now the official parking provider for Honda Center, home of the NHL’s Anaheim Read More »

  • Propark Mobility Grows Los Angeles Presence by Acquiring Imperial Parking Industries, Inc.

    Propark Mobility Grows Los Angeles Presence by Acquiring Imperial Parking Industries, Inc.   Los Angeles, Calif. – Propark Mobility announced that the company has purchased Los Angeles-based Imperial Parking Industries, Inc. (IPI), expanding its area portfolio by 75 percent. “As a leader in the Los Angeles area, Imperial Parking Read More »

  • What is Work-Life Balance and Why Does it Matter?

    What is Work-Life Balance and Why Does it Matter?   By  Heather Matthews, CAPP, PMP This blog was first published by the New England Parking Council (NEPC). What is work-life balance?  And why is it important for Parking and Transportation professionals.  Work-life balance is the balance between time spent on Read More »

  • Laney Solutions Announces New Career Center For Candidates

    Laney Solutions Announces New Career Center For Candidates Laney Solutions Launches New Section Of Website To Provide Exceptional Candidate Experience And Expert Career Management Advice.   DENVER, COLORADO– Laney Solutions, a premier executive search firm focused exclusively on recruitment services for the parking industry, announced the launch of a new Read More »

  • Flowbird Promotes Natalie Snow and Ed Kinkade

    Flowbird Proudly Announces Promotion of Natalie Snow and Ed Kinkade  for the U.S.   Moorestown, NJ —  Flowbird Group, specializing in curbside management and urban mobility solutions, proudly announced the promotion of two Business Development Managers, Natalie Snow and Ed Kinkade to Regional Vice President of Sales. Natalie, appointed to Read More »

  • Flowbird Promotes Julianne Wilhelm to VP of Marketing

    Flowbird’s Julianne Wilhelm Starts Position as Vice President of Marketing  for the US Market     Clearwater, FL —  Flowbird Group, specializing in curbside management and urban mobility solutions, announced the promotion of Julianne Wilhelm to Vice President of Marketing for the U.S. market. In her new role, Julianne will Read More »

  • ParkMobile Partners with GlidePathCX to Launch a Rewards Program for App Users

    ParkMobile Partners with GlidePathCX to Launch a Rewards Program for App Users   ParkMobile users are now able to earn rewards when parking at over 100 participating airports worldwide.   Atlanta, GA – ParkMobile has announced a new strategic partnership with GlidePathCX, the leading account linked loyalty solution provider for Read More »

  • New Member Chat

    REGISTER HERE. New Member Chat Join members and staff to network and find out more about member benefits.  

  • EV Charging: An Opportunity not to be Missed

    EV Charging: An Opportunity not to be Missed   By Nick Stanton What We Have Learned So Far These last few years have seen unprecedented technological innovation in the parking, transportation, and mobility industry. Previously, an exciting new technology-solution in our industry was announced, maybe once or twice in a Read More »

  • IPMI Webinar: Everything You Wanted to Know About EV Charging But Were Afraid to Ask

    Everything You Wanted to Know About EV Charging But Were Afraid to Ask REGISTER HERE. Member Rate: $35 per webinar, or $379 for the entire annual series. Non-member rate: $85 per webinar.  Click the register link above to attend as a non-member. Join today and find out more about member benefits here. Read More »

  • Do the Pros Outweigh the Cons?

    Do the Pros Outweigh the Cons? By Jennifer Carroll, CAPP As many of us continue to adapt to working from home, today I am reminded of what I miss from working non-virtually or IRL (in real life). I was always envious of my friends and coworkers who got to work Read More »

  • Frontline Fundamentals: September 13 – Change Management

    Presented by:  Dr. Perry Eggleston, CAPP REGISTER HERE. View training summary and speaker information, and register for free today. Member Rate: Free; pre-registration required, Non-member rate: $35 registration fee.  Click the register link above to attend as a non-member. Join today and find out more about member benefits here. Frontline Read More »

  • The European Union Takes the Helm in Ending the ICE Age

    The European Union Takes the Helm in Ending the ICE Age   Europe sets its sights on 2035 and outlaws the sale of gas-powered vehicles. By Bill Blomberg The European Union (EU) recently announced they are taking a bold, unprecedented move and will join California in ending the production and Read More »

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    The Parking Podcast E78: An Interview with Mike Tudor and a Conversation about Multi-App

    An Interview with Mike Tudor and a Conversation about Multi-App.  

  • Propark Mobility Appoints Brenda Freije Vice President of Business Analytics

    Brenda Freije Appointed to Vice President of Business Analytics for Propark Mobility   Hartford, Connecticut – Propark Mobility announced  that Brenda Freije has been promoted to Vice President of Business Analytics. “Brenda has been a remarkable team member and leader throughout her time at Propark,” said Stephen Duffy, Propark’s Read More »

  • Whittier, AK Launches Contactless Parking Payment Option with Passport

      Whittier, AK Launches Contactless Parking Payment Option with Passport Passport Parking app now available to offer easier, more convenient parking payments throughout the City.   Whittier, Alaska — The City of Whittier, Alaska is launching an easier way to pay for parking with Passport, a mobility software and Read More »

  • Big Cities at #IPMI2022

    By Diana Alarcon, CAPP Big cities met at the IPMI 2022 Conference to discuss what’s happening in their communities. We had approximately 20 cities participate. One of the leading topics: how we are all managing the curb? The conversation then dived into how variable/demand-based pricing for on-street and loading/unloading fit Read More »

  • IPMI Shoptalk: Innovations at the Curb

    IPMI Shoptalk: Innovations at the Curb Moderated by Robert Ferrin, CAPP   Shoptalks are complimentary for all industry professionals, pre-registration required. REGISTER HERE.  Join IPMI for our online Shoptalk series addressing the parking, transportation, and mobility industry. Open to all, join us for discussions centered on best practices, next steps, Read More »

  • Milford, CT Launches Mobile Parking Payment Option with Passport

      The City of Milford, CT launches mobile parking payment option with Passport   Milford, Conn.  — The coastal City of Milford is partnering with mobility software and payments company, Passport, to offer visitors a more convenient way to pay for parking at more than 750 on and off-street Read More »

  • LAZ Parking Promotes Three Managers to Senior Leadership

    LAZ Parking Announces the Promotion of Three Managers to Senior Leadership Positions   Hartford, CT – Three managers with decades of combined management and parking industry experience have been promoted to senior leadership positions at LAZ Parking, Alan Lazowski, Chairman and CEO, announced. Senior General Managers, Lyla Ellens, and Read More »

  • Mercy Hospital Puts Parking Experience First When Designing New Garage

    Mercy Hospital Puts Parking Experience First When Designing New Garage   CHESHIRE, CT –TKH Security (formerly Park Assist) has been awarded an Automated Parking Guidance System (APGS) contract by Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, MO.  In Summer 2023, Mercy Hospital St. Louis is scheduled to complete a new, state of Read More »

  • Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Expands ParkMobile Partnership

    Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Expands Partnership with ParkMobile to Offer Parking Reservations at Three Local Venues   Users are now able to reserve parking in advance of events at Alliant Energy Powerhouse, Paramount Theatre, and Theatre Cedar Rapids.   Cedar Rapids, IA –  ParkMobile has expanded its partnership with Park Cedar Read More »

  • ParkHub Named to Third Consecutive Inc. 5000 List

    ParkHub Continues Meteoric Growth, Named to Third Consecutive Inc. 5000 List   Dallas-based parking software, payments provider achieves 144 percent growth over last three years. DALLAS, TX – ParkHub, a leading provider of parking software and payments solutions, has been named to Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000, an annual listing of Read More »

  • Are We in a Recession?

    Are We in a Recession?   By Mark A. Vergenes   Economists disagree on whether a recession has begun or may be coming soon. 58% of Americans think the U.S. economy is a recession, according to a July poll from Investor’s Business Daily. However, economic indicators, including employment, are strong, Read More »

  • 2023 Call for Presentations & Awards Open

    2023 IPMI Parking & Mobility Conference & Expo, June 11 -14, 2023 Location & Dates: Fort Worth Convention Center Fort Worth, Texas, USA June 11-14, 2023 The 2023 IPMI Parking & Mobility Conference & Expo will be dedicated to keeping our amazing community connected through exhibits, general and education sessions, Shoptalks, networking, Read More »

  • Work-Life Balance Post COVID

    Work-Life Balance Post COVID   By Shontel Zamora The topic of maintaining a good work-life balance has been a point of interest for decades, even before the pandemic. The topic was quite popular early in our COVID experience as the world went virtual, and millions who had never telecommuted before Read More »

  • 2022 Call for Volunteers and 2023 Call for Content Closes

    Apply today! 2022 Call for Volunteers 2023 Call for Content 

  • Why I Volunteer

    Why I Volunteer   By Dion Knill Having spent 25 years in the technology sector, I inadvertently entered the parking industry in 2003 while working for New Zealand’s largest telco, where I invented TXT-a-Park™. TXT-a-Park™ quickly became New Zealand’s favourite way to pay for parking. For the past 20 years Read More »

  • Livingston Enery Group Ranks on the 2022 Inc. 5000 List

    Livingston Energy Group Ranks No. 377 on the 2022 Inc. 5000 Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies     New York – Livingston Energy Group, a Lynkwell Company, ranked 377th fastest-growing private company in America on the Inc. 5000 list. Specializing in EV infrastructure development and deployment, the Read More »

  • “CAPP” off Your Parking & Mobility Career in 2023

    “CAPP” off Your Parking & Mobility Career in 2023   By Kathleen Federici, MEd Is last month’s IPMI Parking & Mobility Conference & Expo still on your mind? Do you find yourself thinking about how you can keep that momentum going? Did you watch as the newly minted CAPPs walked Read More »

  • Goderich, ON Expands Mobile Parking Payment Solution with Passport Canada

      The Town of Goderich, ON expands mobile payment solution for parking with Passport Canada   Passport Canada offers an easy, digital option for parking payments. Goderich, Ont. — The Town of Goderich, Ontario is now offering the Passport Canada parking application for its waterfront parking. The app is Read More »

  • Parkopedia Partners with ETCP to Expand in China

    Parkopedia partners with ETCP to expand smart parking and payment services to drivers in China   Parkopedia now supports both in-car ‘Access and Pay’ and QR code parking payments at more than 3 million ETCP managed spaces across 60 major cities in China Both parking payment methods utilise licence plate Read More »

  • Newburgh Expands Parking Operations and Enforcement with Passport

      The City of Newburgh expands parking operations and enforcement with Passport   Passport’s platform continues to bring easier, more convenient parking payments across New York.   Newburgh, New York — The City of Newburgh is excited to launch its first mobile payment option for parking powered by Passport, Read More »

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    The Parking Podcast E77: An Update about MSTPA and PAG

    An Update about Mid-South Transportation and Parking Association (MSTPA) and Parking Association of Georgia (PAG).  

  • IPMI Announces New and Renewed APOs

    Parking, Transportation, and Mobility Organizations Achieve Top Industry Accreditation The Accredited Parking Organization (APO) establishes national and international standards for professionalism, accountability, innovation, responsibility, and performance. The International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI) is pleased to recognize parking organizations that have achieved Accredited Parking Organization (APO) certification, earned the more Read More »

  • Top Five Trends at IPMI 2022

    Top Five Trends at IPMI 2022   By Mark Frumar and James Waddell After a successful 2022 IPMI Parking & Mobility Conference & Expo the Spot Parking team have shared their insights into five key trends they took away from this year’s conference. Technological innovation is back on the agenda Read More »

  • ParkMobile Launches New & Improved ParkBoston App

    Current ParkBoston users will need to immediately update the app to continue making mobile parking payments in the city.   Boston, Massachusetts – ParkMobile announced today the official launch of the new and improved ParkBoston app. In partnership with the City of Boston’s Transportation Department, the upgraded ParkBoston app Read More »

  • MSTPA & PTAG Merge to Bring Enhanced Education and Resources to Members

    MSTPA and PTAG Merge to Bring Enhanced Education and Resources to Members     The Mid-South Transportation & Parking Association (MSTPA) and the Parking & Transportation Association of Georgia (PTAG) are proud to announce the merger of these two amazing organizations.  The two parties have agreed to maintain the Mid-South Read More »

  • podcast / video

    The Parking Podcast E76: An Interview with David Hoyt and a Conversation about Parking

    David Hoyt, Chief Revenue Officer at Parkmobile discusses, mobile payments, European parking and Parkmobile.  

  • Lakewood, Ohio, Expands ParkMobile Partnership

    Lakewood, Ohio, Expands ParkMobile Partnership in an Effort to Modernize Parking in the City.   ParkMobile will now provide contactless payment options for over 1,000 additional spaces throughout Lakewood.   Lakewood, Ohio –  ParkMobile has expanded its partnership with the City of Lakewood, Ohio. A suburb of Cleveland, Lakewood Read More »

  • IPMI Announces 2022 Chair and Lifetime Achievement Awards

    IPMI Recognizes Outstanding Contributions to the Industry with Chair and Lifetime Achievement Awards Four individuals who have had tremendous impacts on the parking, mobility, and transportation industry were recognized with 2022 IPMI Chair and Lifetime Achievement Awards by the International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI) last month at the 2022 Read More »

  • Analysis & Applications of Technology Course: Valuable Tools and CAPP Prep

    Analysis & Applications of Technology Course: Valuable Tools and CAPP Prep   By Kathleen Federici, MEd Data has become an essential component of parking and mobility operations for owners and operators throughout the industry. It is all around us. Data-driven decisions are possible because of the new tools and resources Read More »

  • ParkMobile Partners with Village of University Park, Illinois

    ParkMobile Partners with Village of University Park, Illinois, to Offer Contactless Parking for Chicago Commuters and Visitors.   Metra riders are now able to use ParkMobile to pay for daily parking and to reserve a monthly permit.   University Park, IL – ParkMobile announced a new partnership with The Village Read More »

  • 8 Things We Learned About Customer Success at IPMI 2022

    8 Things We Learned About Customer Success at IPMI 2022   By Sarah Becherer *Reposted with permission from the Ocra blog.* This post is a summary of our takeaways from a stellar session at IPMI featuring Brian Wolff, Jeff Johnson, and Catherine Dunwoodie. We’ve done our very best to represent their insights based Read More »

  • IPMI Announces 2022-23 Board of Directors Executive Officers

    IPMI Announces 2022-2023  Board of Directors Executive Officers     The International Parking & Mobility Institute is pleased to announce the newly appointed Executive Officers of the 2022-2023 Board of Directors. Elections for the Board of Directors were held by the association in April 2022, and the members began their Read More »

  • Roamy Valera, CAPP to Join Automotus as President

      Parking Industry Veteran Roamy Valera, CAPP to join Automotus as President   The former CEO of PayByPhone North America and past IPMI Chair will leverage 33 years of industry experience to support Automotus’ rapid rise as the leader in curb management. New Orleans, Louisiana — Automotus, a provider of  Read More »

  • Ocra Launches New Centralized Management Platform

      Ocra Launches New Future-Proofed Version of Its Centralized Management Platform for Parking Operators   In response to insatiable demand, Ocra introduces a full bottom-up rebuild of its revolutionary platform for managing rates, inventory, blackouts, and reporting across multiple customer demand channels. Los Angeles, California–Today Ocra announces Version 2.0 of Read More »

  • Amano McGann Launches Amano ONE

      Amano McGann Launches Amano ONE –  The Most Simplified, Powerful and Reliable Cloud-based Parking Access and Revenue Control System   New System Efficiently Optimizes Parking Operations. MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – Amano McGann, a parking technology company, announced Amano ONE today, the most simplified, powerful, and reliable parking access and revenue control Read More »

  • FLASH Announces Strategic Partnership with Brookfield

      FLASH Announces Strategic Partnership with Brookfield to Shape Smart Cities and the Future of Global Mobility    Partnership expands FLASH’s global footprint, fully integrating the connected mobility journey, and accelerating workplace and multi-family EV charging. Austin, Texas and Chicago, Illinois – FLASH, global provider of  cloud parking software and mobility transformation, Read More »

  • ABM Debuts ABMVantage Integrated Mobility Solution

      ABM Redefines Parking Infrastructure and Driver Experience with Debut of ABMVantage Integrated Mobility Solution   New data-enabled, driver-first mobility solution by ABM, one of the nation’s largest parking service providers, accelerates industry innovation with a fully integrated, tech-forward offering that propels profitability for parking operators. New Orleans, Louisiana: Read More »

  • Introducing the Cleverciti Circ 360 Ultra and Ultra+

      Introducing the Cleverciti Circ 360 Ultra and Ultra+.   Cleverciti® announces the Circ® 360 Ultra and Circ® 360 Ultra+, the next generation of its flagship PARKING GUIDANCE PRODUCT. Atlanta, Georgia and Munich, Germany — This newly updated version of the patented Circ builds on the success of the original Read More »

  • Old Dog, New Tricks

    Old Dog, New Tricks   By James Knickrehm, Ed.S. I was a first-time attendee at #IPMI2022 in New Orleans. My background is on the mobility side of our operation. I am sure my boss would say I know enough about parking to be dangerous. IPMI is the industry standard for Read More »

  • Why I Volunteer

    Why I Volunteer   By Casey Jones, CAPP, PMP My first IPMI conference was in 1999, and shortly thereafter I began volunteering for the organization.  In 2007, I was elected to the Board of Directors and have volunteered on more committees, task forces, and efforts than I can remember.  From Read More »

  • 2022 IPMI Parking & Mobility Conference & Expo, New Orleans, LA

    Visit the 2022 Parking & Mobility Conference & Expo website. 

  • Spot Parking Partners With Athena to Expand Digital Technologies

    Spot Parking Partners With Athena Partners Strategy Group to Expand Digital Technologies Across U.S. Parking Industry.   APSG, renowned for its nationwide network, to support Spot’s explosive expansion into cities, schools and airports.   Spot Parking has announced a partnership with Athena Partners Strategy Group (APSG), a government relations and Read More »

  • Tampa Offers Parkers More Ways to Pay with Passport

      Tampa Continues to Innovate and Offers Parkers More Ways to Pay with Passport   Passport Parking app now available through Passport’s platform.   Tampa, Florida— The City of Tampa, Florida is partnering with transportation software and payments company, Passport, to offer residents and visitors a more convenient way Read More »

  • SemaConnect Partners with Athena Partners Strategy Group

    SemaConnect Finds Innovative Solutions for Municipalities, and Education Through Partnership With Athena Partners Strategy Group.   SemaConnect’s leading EV amenities combined with APSG EV integration model set to change future of electric vehicle charging in North America as market grows exponentially. SemaConnect, a Blink Charging Company (Nasdaq: BLNK, BLNKW) and  provider of electric Read More »

  • This is a Crisis!

    This is a Crisis: What in the Wide World of Mobility is Happening Out There?   By Cindy Campbell We hear about labor shortages on an almost daily basis. The Great Resignation, the Great Renegotiation, the Great Reshuffle, the Great Rethink…whatever you want to call it, the parking and transportation Read More »

  • Chaos and Order

    Chaos & Order   By Matt Penney, CAPP The Chinese image of yin and yang is a curious sight.  Two bent raindrops, one black, one white, chase each other inside of a tight circle.  The image has symbolized numerous differing ideas, but almost always it points to a balance of Read More »

  • Cleverciti Promotes David Parker to CEO

    Cleverciti Enters Next Stage of Growth, Promotes David Parker to CEO   Building upon the solid foundation established during his 3-year tenure as COO, Parker will lead Cleverciti as CEO.   Cleverciti®, provider of comprehensive, turn-by-turn parking guidance solutions both on-street and off-street, has promoted David Parker to Chief Read More »

  • Boston Partners with ParkMobile on ParkBoston App

    City of Boston Partners with ParkMobile to Launch a New Version of the ParkBoston App   Boston, Massachusetts – ParkMobile, a provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America and now part of the EasyPark Group, announced today a partnership with the City of Boston’s Transportation Department Read More »

  • T2 Systems Releases T2 Velocity Frictionless Parking Solution

    T2 Systems Releases T2 Velocity Frictionless Parking Solution   The all-in-one access and revenue control solution is designed to help operators increase compliance, improve enforcement efficiency, automate the citation lifecycle, and make data-driven decisions. Parking technology company T2 Systems has released T2 Velocity, a frictionless parking access and revenue control Read More »

  • Passport Parking App in Use Across Eastern Massachusetts

      Passport Parking App in Use Across Eastern Massachusetts   Residents and visitors in 11 local communities use the Passport Parking mobile parking pay app. Charlotte, North Carolina — The Passport Parking app, powered by transportation software and payments company Passport, is offered throughout local communities in Massachusetts for Read More »

  • Parker Technology Closes $2.2 Million Seed Round led by Elevate Ventures

    Parker Technology Closes $2.2 Million Seed Round led by Elevate Ventures   INDIANAPOLIS, IND.  – Parker Technology announced a series seed round of $2.2 million, led by Elevate Ventures and several other investors. The influx of capital will be used for accelerating sales and marketing, and scaling operations to support Read More »

  • Conference & Expo First Timer’s Orientation Chat

    REGISTER HERE. Conference & Expo First Timer’s Orientation Chat Join staff to find out more about the upcoming Conference & Expo.  

  • IPMI Anti-Trust and Confidentiality Policies

    All IPMI volunteers, instructors, presenters, and partners agree to abide by IPMI’s Anti-Trust and Confidentiality Policies.  IPMI’s Anti-Trust Policy Download here. IPMI’s Confidentiality Policy Download here.

  • Quiet Quitting

    Quiet Quitting   By Shontel Zamora After surviving the trend of ‘ghosting’ employees, an immobilizing pandemic, and the great resignation, who would have thought the next hurdle to jump would be ‘quiet-quitters‘? The new buzzword around the water cooler has sprung up, but it may not be what you think. Read More »

  • IPMI Announces 2022 Professional Recognition Awards

    IPMI Recognizes Outstanding Professionals and Organizations in Parking, Transportation, and Mobility   Winners of the 2022 IPMI Professional Recognition Awards showcase dedication to their colleagues, their organizations, and their communities. Parking, mobility, and transportation professionals at all stages of industry careers will be recognized with 2022 IPMI Professional Recognition Read More »

  • Renters Want To Go Electric, But Where Will They Charge?

    Renters Want To Go Electric, But Where Will They Charge?   By Margaret-Ann Leavitt With roughly 15% (or 6.5M) U.S. renters now considering an electric car, multifamily dwellings are quickly adding EV charging to their list of amenities – and taking advantage of free money. In 2021, the U.S. Department Read More »

  • Robert Ferrin Joins Kimley-Horn

    Robert Ferrin, CAPP joins Kimley-Horn’s Central Ohio office   Kimley-Horn is expanding our mobility planning and parking services in Columbus with the addition of Robert Ferrin, CAPP. Robert currently sits on the board of IPMI where he was recently re-elected to a second term. Robert’s previous experience includes working as the Read More »

  • University of Louisville Expands ParkMobile Partnership

    The University of Louisville Expands ParkMobile Partnership to Offer Contactless Parking Year-Round on Campus   After the success of ParkMobile parking reservations for football games last fall, The University of Louisville is transitioning all mobile parking payments to ParkMobile’s easy-to-use system. Louisville, Kentucky –  ParkMobile has expanded its partnership at Read More »

  • WKU Names Tougas AVP for Business Services

    Dr. Jennifer Tougas Appointed as Assistant Vice President for Business Services in the Division of Strategy, Operations and Finance for WKU   Western Kentucky University has announced Dr. Jennifer Tougas, CAPP as Assistant Vice President for Business Services in the Division of Strategy, Operations and Finance. Dr. Tougas sits on Read More »

  • Jamestown Upgrades Parking & Mobility With Passport

      The City of Jamestown upgrades parking and mobility management with Passport   Jamestown continues to modernize its operations with the launch of Passport’s mobile payment application for parking. Jamestown, New York — The City of Jamestown, New York is introducing a contactless payment option for parking with the Read More »

  • IPMI Recognizes 20 New CAPPs

    IPMI Recognizes 20 New CAPPs During 28th Annual Ceremony at Conference & Expo   The International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI) will celebrate the achievements of 20 new CAPPs during its 28th annual ceremony on July 26 during the IPMI Parking & Mobility Conference & Expo in New Orleans, Louisiana. Read More »

  • Use 529s to Pay for Education and Save on Taxes

    Use 529s to Pay for Education and Save on Taxes   By Mark A. Vergenes   529 plans are a tax-free way to save for a child’s education. They’re also called college savings plans, qualified tuition programs, or QTPs. Like a 401(k) retirement plan, they require plan holders to invest Read More »

  • PayByPhone Appointments Jonny Combe Global CEO

    PayByPhone Announces Appointment of Jonny Combe as New Global CEO   VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA– PayByPhone announces the appointment of Jonny Combe as global CEO. Thirty-six-year-old Combe, already part of the senior leadership team, will work alongside current CEO Andy Gruber, who has been in the role for four years, Read More »

  • Fort Collins Transition to ParkMobile’s Payment Solution

    Fort Collins, Colorado, to Transition all Parking Payments to ParkMobile’s Contactless Payment Solution   Beginning this month, parking payments in the City of Fort Collins will be handled through ParkMobile. Fort Collins, Colorado– ParkMobile is expanding its mobile payment for parking services to Fort Collins, CO, and creating a new Read More »

  • ParkMobile Partners with Parking Authority of River City

    ParkMobile Partners with the Parking Authority of River City (PARC) to Expand Contactless Parking Payment Options in Louisville, Kentucky   As of June 1, 2022, Louisville is now utilizing ParkMobile’s highly rated mobile payment system for on-street parking. Louisville, Kentucky – ParkMobile has expanded its services in the City of Read More »

  • PayByPhone Simplifies Parking in Kamploops, BC

    PayByPhone Simplifies the Parking Experience in ‘Canada’s Tournament Capital’, Kamploops, BC   VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA– Residents and visitors to Kamloops, BC can now enjoy a better parking experience thanks to PayByPhone. The leading global provider of mobile parking payment solutions, PayByPhone now offers safe, convenient parking payment for City Read More »

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    Parksmart Advisor, Online, Instructor-Led Training

    REGISTER HERE.  Become a Parksmart Advisor and add this valuable credential to your resume. Lead the effort for your organization or your clients to certify high-performing parking structures. Register today and learn how to plan, initiate and execute strategies and best practices to achieve Parksmart certification for parking structures. IPMI Read More »

  • Future-Proofing EV Charging Deployment

    Future-Proofing EV Charging Deployment   By Paul Pirhofer, CAPP When planning for EV charging stations whether one to two chargers or multiple chargers, don’t minimize – instead consider a plan to future-proof deployment. Let’s focus on Level 2 charging for this discussion. Level 2 plugs into an EV’s on-board converter Read More »

  • Free Learning Lab – Getting What You Want From Your Parking RFP, presented by ABM

    Getting What You Want from Your Parking RFP: SmartParking SmartParking that’s Focused on Facility and Customer Outcomes   Register here for free.   

  • ParkSmart Logo

    Parksmart Advisor, Online, Instructor-Led Training

    REGISTER HERE.  Become a Parksmart Advisor and add this valuable credential to your resume. Lead the effort for your organization or your clients to certify high-performing parking structures. Register today and learn how to plan, initiate and execute strategies and best practices to achieve Parksmart certification for parking structures. IPMI Read More »

  • APO Standards Guiding us for New Challenges as a Municipal Operation

    APO Standards Guiding us for New Challenges as a Municipal Operation   By Tavris Parker, CAPP Each season we huddle up and discuss the new challenges for the upcoming year. Each person’s roles and responsibilities are essential to the operations success. We follow the IPMI Accredited Parking Organization (APO) Standards Read More »

  • Parker Technology Partners with University of Houston

    Parker Technology Partners with University of Houston to Improve the Campus Parking Experience   Houston, Texas —Parker Technology, a provider of parking customer service, has been partnering with the University of Houston since July of 2021 to provide 24/7 customer support, with two-way video technology, in the University’s parking facilities. Read More »

  • Propark Mobility Appoints Joshua Crain VP of Technology

    Joshua Crain Appointed as Vice President of Technology for Propark Mobility   Hartford, Connecticut –Propark Mobility announced  that Joshua Crain has been promoted to the company’s Vice President of Technology. “Josh Crain has been a key leader in transforming Propark Mobility from a national parking services leader to a Read More »

  • FLASH Acquires Ballparc

    FLASH Acquires Ballparc Event Parking Management and Enforcement Solutions Provider   Acquisition integrates Ballparc’s parking products and platform with the market’s most dynamic end- to-end mobility hub operation system. Austin, Texas – – FLASH, a provider of cloud parking software and mobility transformation, announced the acquisition of Ballparc, a leading Read More »

  • ParkSmart Logo

    Parksmart Advisor, Online, Instructor-Led Training

    REGISTER HERE.  Become a Parksmart Advisor and add this valuable credential to your resume. Lead the effort for your organization or your clients to certify high-performing parking structures. Register today and learn how to plan, initiate and execute strategies and best practices to achieve Parksmart certification for parking structures. IPMI Read More »

  • Parking in a Post-Pandemic Economy

    Parking in a Post-Pandemic Economy By Robert Dunphy This article was written for and originally published in Development magazine, a publication of NAIOP. As workers return to offices and shoppers return to stores, new parking strategies may emerge. The COVID-19 restrictions that began in March 2020 led to business closures and Read More »

  • FPTA Summer Educational Seminar

    FPTA Summer Educational Seminar June 22-23 Miami, FL

  • ParkSmart Logo

    Parksmart Advisor, Online, Instructor-Led Training

    REGISTER HERE.  Become a Parksmart Advisor and add this valuable credential to your resume. Lead the effort for your organization or your clients to certify high-performing parking structures. Register today and learn how to plan, initiate and execute strategies and best practices to achieve Parksmart certification for parking structures. IPMI Read More »

  • Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign

    Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign By Jennifer Carroll, CAPP Is it just too “uncool” to read signs now a days?  I know most people pay attention to the stop signs, yield signs, but what about the others? I do not think it is too much to ask or expect everyone Read More »

  • podcast / video

    The Parking Podcast E75: An Interview with Cindy Campbell and a Conversation about Frontline Training

    Cindy Campbell, Senior Training and Development Specialist at the International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI), discusses frontline training.  

  • PayByPhone and Offstreet Announce Partnership

    PayByPhone and Offstreet Announce Partnership to Deliver Comprehensive Validation Solution to Parking Industry   VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA– Parking clients across North America – including municipalities, universities, healthcare campuses, hotels, event venues, and parking operators – can now leverage the combined technology solutions of PayByPhone and Offstreet to digitally manage Read More »

  • Blink Charging Announces Acquisition of SemaConnect

    Blink Charging Announces the Transformative Acquisition of EV Charging Leader SemaConnect, Further Expanding Its Network and Capabilities   Acquisition further solidifies Blink’s leadership position through complete vertical integration of supply-chain, engineering, and in-house manufacturing capabilities of more than 10,000 EV chargers today and scaling to 50,000 per year In-house manufacturing Read More »

  • APO Chat

    REGISTER HERE. APO Chat Join staff and APOs to explore the Accredited Parking Organization Program.  

  • IPMI Webinar: IPMI’s Mobility Framework in Action

    IPMI Webinar: IPMI’s Mobility Framework in Action Presented by Carmen Donnell, CAPP and Nathan Berry REGISTER HERE. Member Rate: $35 per webinar, or $379 for the entire annual series. Non-member rate: $85 per webinar.  Click the register link above to attend as a non-member. Join today and find out more about member Read More »

  • IPMI Announces 2022 Award of Excellence Winners

    IPMI Recognizes Outstanding Design, Sustainability, Innovation, and Renovations in Parking, Transportation, and Mobility   Winners of the 2022 IPMI Awards of Excellence exemplify creativity, future-thinking, and a commitment to mobility and sustainability. . FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA: Parking, mobility, and mixed-use projects and programs showcasing creativity, innovation, sustainability, and forward-thinking are Read More »

  • Frontline Fundamentals: June 14 – Be Memorable: The Importance of Becoming an Office Influencer

    Presented by Marcia Alvarado, PE REGISTER HERE. View training summary and speaker information, and register for free today. Member Rate: Free; pre-registration required, Non-member rate: $35 registration fee.  Click the register link above to attend as a non-member. Join today and find out more about member benefits here. Frontline trainings Read More »

  • Parking: A Thankless Job

    Parking: A Thankless Job   By Arishna Lastinger I have now been in the parking industry for five short –  but seemingly long – years.  During those five years, one thing that I’ve realized, more than anything, is that parking really is a thankless job.  From the parking lot attendants Read More »

  • Administration Proposes Standards for National EV Charging Network

    Biden-Harris Administration Proposes New Standards for National Electric Vehicle Charging Network   Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Investments to Enable Families to Plug-In, Charge Up, and Drive Across America   The Biden-Harris Administration is announcing new steps to meet President Biden’s goal to build out the first-ever national network of 500,000 electric vehicle Read More »

  • Propark Mobility Promotes Kyle Hunter

    Propark Mobility Promotes Kyle Hunter to Vice President, Corporate Analytics   Hartford, Connecticut – Propark Mobility announced today that the company has appointed Kyle Hunter as Vice President, Corporate Analytics. “Kyle Hunter continues to drive significant growth through smart decision-making based on his innate ability to accurately forecast and generate Read More »

  • Ethics and Meaning Behind the CAPP Pin

    Ethics and Meaning Behind the CAPP Pin   By Sam Veraldi, CAPP You will notice a new CAPP pin being showcased at conference.  The triangle shape of the pin that houses those coveted CAPP letters has been changed to a rectangle shape.  Why?  It is because the rectangle shape represents trust, Read More »

  • NEPC Annual Conference & Tradeshow

    NEPC Annual Conference & Tradeshow  June 8-10, 2022   Foxwoods Resort & Casino, Mashantucket, CT Register here. 

  • Parkopedia Launches Amazon Alexa Parking Skill

    Parkopedia Launches Amazon Alexa Default Parking Skill as Millions of Americans Plan to Travel This Summer   50 million Americans are expected to be on the road during this year’s July 1–5 holiday period alone, with parking a top priority for drivers The new Parkopedia Alexa Skill enables drivers to Read More »

  • Desman Hires Ft. Lauderdale Project Manager

    Desman Hires New Project Manager in Ft. Lauderdale   DESMAN is pleased to announce the addition of Mr. Frank Fuentes, R.A. as a licensed architect located in DESMAN’s Fort Lauderdale office.  Frank brings valuable design experience in the parking, residential, commercial, education, and healthcare industries.   Before joining DESMAN, Frank managed Read More »

  • IBI Group Acquires HotSpot

    IBI Group Enhances Mobility-Based Solutions with Acquisition of HotSpot   Complementary mobility solution strengthens IBI’s SaaS portfolio and broadens recurring revenue   Toronto, Canada – Global design and technology firm, IBI Group Inc. (TSX: IBG) (“IBI” or the “Company”), announced  that it has acquired mobility solutions provider, HotSpot (the “Acquisition”). Read More »

  • Is This the Bottom of the Market Drop? Look for Three Rebound Clues.

    Is This the Bottom of the Market Drop? Look for Three Rebound Clues.   By Mark A. Vergenes Stocks dropped again in the past few weeks, continuing a bear market that began in late April. While bad news drove the start of the market drop, successive declines are most likely Read More »

  • Life Happens Fast

    Life Happens Fast   By  Steve Hernandez, CAPP NOTE: This blog was republished with permission from the MSTPA website blog.   If you are new to our industry or are a young professional trying to establish yourself within your organization, I hope you find this post valuable… It is hard to Read More »

  • podcast / video

    The Parking Podcast E73: An Interview with Irma Henderson and a Conversation about UCR

    Irma Henderson, Director of Transportation, Parking, and Fleet Services at University of California, Riverside, discusses UCR, CAPP and German Shepherds.  

  • Parkopedia & Uproad Revolutionize In-Car Tolling Payments for US Drivers

    Parkopedia & Uproad Revolutionize In-Car Tolling Payments for US Drivers   Uproad’s digital toll alert and payment services to be integrated into Parkopedia’s in-car payment platform, with coverage across the US at launch The partnership allows for automated digital toll payments that drivers now expect from within their connected vehicles, Read More »

  • So, You Want to Electrify Your Fleet?

    So, You Want to Electrify Your Fleet?   By John W. Nolan, CAPP You’ve decided you want to begin to electrify your bus fleet. That was a decision I made over ten years ago, however getting there wasn’t easy. I went to numerous conferences and asked many questions to various Read More »

  • PayByPhone App Launches in Italy & Germany

    Global PayByPhone App Launches in Italy & Germany, In Time for Summer Holidays   470 new cities added to its global parking app.   For millions of travelers each year[1], driving throughout Europe just got easier.  PayByPhone, the global leader in mobile parking payments, has today announced 470 new cities Read More »

  • Super-Charged: Electric Vehicles & Future Trends

    2022 Mobility & Innovation Summit: Super-Charged: Electric Vehicles & Future Trends Click here to register.  Free for all IPMI members! Generously supported by our Exclusive Super-Charged Sponsor, FlashParking. 

  • Colorado Parking About To Get Smarter

    Colorado Parking About To Get Smarter   Parking is about to get a whole lot easier for drivers in several Colorado cities after Australian-founded smart parking company, Spot Parking, wins the Colorado Smart City Alliance challenge and implements their smart parking solution.  Spot Parking CEO Elizabeth Zealand said it is Read More »

  • Did You Make Someone Smile Today?

    Did You Make Someone Smile Today?   By Vicki Pero, SHRM I came across an article about positivity at the beginning of this year, and it recommended keeping a joy jar.  The way this is supposed to work is that you place a jar in a prominent location in your Read More »

  • Best Practices to Avoid Parking Operation Fraud

    Free Learning Lab: Reducing the Risks – Best Practices to Avoid Parking Operation Fraud, Presented by TEZ Technology   Register here for free.   

  • White House Releases Technical Assistance Guide to Infrastructure Resources

    White House Releases Technical Assistance Guide to Help Communities Unlock Resources From Bipartisan Infrastructure Law   Administration Highlights New Capacity from Philanthropic, Nonprofit & Labor Organizations to Help States and Cities Respond to Once-in-a-Generation Opportunity   Today, the White House released a Bipartisan Infrastructure Law technical assistance guide to help Read More »

  • IPMI Announces 2022-2023 CAPP Certification Board

    IPMI Announces 2022-2023 CAPP Certification Board New slate of directors takes effect following the IPMI Conference & Expo July 24-27, 2022. FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA: The International Parking & Mobility Institute is pleased to announce its 2022-2023 CAPP Certification Board. Elections were held by the association in April 2022. At the Read More »

  • Trinity Metro Awards Connectpoint Second Contract

    Fort Worth’s Trinity Metro Awards Second Digital Signage Contract to Connectpoint for Eco-Friendly, Energy Efficient, Solar-Powered Digital Bus Stops   Santa Barbara, California – Connectpoint®, a provider of ePaper technology-based real-time passenger information to the U.S. transportation industry, today announced that Fort Worth’s Trinity Metro has awarded the company a new Read More »

  • ParkMobile Launches in Richmond

    ParkMobile Launches in Richmond, Virginia, Through a Partnership with ParkHub’s CurbTrac Platform   ParkMobile’s contactless payments are now available throughout the City of Richmond on-street locations. Richmond, Virginia –  ParkMobile will be available at all existing on-street zones in Richmond, Virginia, through its partnership with leading B2B parking technology provider, Read More »

  • 2022-23 Board of Directors & CAPP Certification Board

    IPMI Announces 2022-2023  Board of Directors and CAPP Certification Board   The International Parking & Mobility Institute is pleased to announce its 2022-2023 Board of Directors and CAPP Certification Board. Elections were held by the association in April 2022. At the conclusion of IPMI’s 2022 Parking & Mobility Conference & Read More »

  • Lancaster Christian Street Garage & Public Library Events

    Lancaster Christian Street Garage & Public Library Events   By Larry J. Cohen, CAPP The last week of April was a historic week for the Lancaster Parking Authority and the City.  I’d like to thank everyone for their role in helping to bring to fruition a five-year effort in the Read More »

  • IPMI Announces 2022-2023 Board of Directors

    IPMI Announces 2022-2023 Board of Directors New slate of directors takes effect following the IPMI Conference & Expo July 24-27, 2022. FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA: The International Parking & Mobility Institute is pleased to announce its 2022-2023 Board of Directors. Elections were held by the association in April 2022. At the Read More »

  • May 11 Webinar: Empowering the Parker: The Benefits of True Open Parking Ecosystem

    IPMI Webinar: Empowering the Parker: The Benefits of True Open Parking Ecosystem. Presented by Kelsey Owens and Mary Kate Cunningham, Passport REGISTER HERE. Member Rate: $35 per webinar, or $379 for the entire annual series. Non-member rate: $85 per webinar.  Click the register link above to attend as a non-member. Read More »

  • Frontline Fundamentals: May 10 – Beating Burnout: Always Put Your Oxygen Mask on First

    Presented by Irma Henderson, CAPP REGISTER HERE. View training summary and speaker information, and register for free today. Member Rate: Free; pre-registration required, Non-member rate: $35 registration fee.  Click the register link above to attend as a non-member. Join today and find out more about member benefits here. Frontline trainings Read More »

  • podcast / video

    The Parking Podcast E72: An Interview with Katherine Beaty and a Conversation about Fraud Prevention

    Katherine Beaty, Vice President of Implementation with TEZ, discusses fraud prevention, TEZ and raptors.  

  • 2022 Pennsylvania Parking Association (PPA) Conference

    2022 PPA Conference and Trade Show Renaissance Allentown Hotel Allentown, PA Register here.

  • Understanding the Parking Lifecycle

    Understanding the Parking Lifecycle   By Matt Davis We often think of structured parking as a process that begins with design and ends with the opening of a new facility. However, the parking lifecycle starts at the earliest planning stages of a project, whether expanding a campus, designing an entirely Read More »

  • Scott Petri Joins ParkTrans

    Scott Petri Joins ParkTrans Solutions, LLC as a Principal.   Principal Kevin Woznicki is pleased to announce that Scott Petri has joined the firm as a principal. ParkTrans was formulated to identify the needs of cities, municipalities, universities and hospitals relating to parking, mobility, and curb management, and their mission Read More »

  • Fayetteville Transitions to ParkMobile’s Contactless Payment Solution

    Fayetteville, Arkansas, Transitions all Parking Payments to ParkMobile’s Contactless Payment Solution   Fayetteville, Arkansas – ParkMobile expanded its services to the City of Fayetteville and replaced the previous parking payment provider. Through ParkMobile, users are now able to pay for on-demand parking at over 1,800 on- and off-street spaces Read More »

  • Parker Technology Begins Third Year of Parker Advisory Board

    Parker Technology Begins Third Year of Parker Advisory Board   Indianapolis, Indiana — Parker Technology has kicked off its third year of the Parker Advisory Board. This year’s board is comprised of 7 members from various market segments across the US. These individuals meet throughout the year, with a goal Read More »

  • ParkEngage Transforming Parking & Transportation Experience at Yankee Stadium

    ParkEngage Online Reservation System Transforming Parking and Transportation Experience at Yankee Stadium.   ParkEngage has partnered with New York City parking operator, City Parking, to provide numerous electronic reservation services at the parking facilities serving Yankee Stadium. This system will dramatically improve and expedite the parking experience for the hundreds Read More »

  • CAPP Chat

    REGISTER HERE. CAPP Chat Join members and staff to find out more about CAPP!  

  • T2 Delivers Contactless Parking to Century Square In College Station, Texas

    T2 MobilePay Delivers a Simple, Contactless Parking Experience to Century Square in College Station, Texas   Visitors of Century Square, a mixed-use development in College Station, Texas, developed by Midway, will now be able to pay for parking quickly and easily using T2 MobilePay, an innovative mobile payment platform. Developed Read More »

  • May 4 Shoptalk: Impartial Parking Policies and Curbside Equity

    IPMI Shoptalk: Impartial Parking Policies and Curbside Equity Moderated by Matt Darst Shoptalks are complimentary for all industry professionals, pre-registration required. REGISTER HERE.  Join IPMI for our online Shoptalk series addressing the parking, transportation, and mobility industry. Open to all, join us for discussions centered on best practices, next steps, Read More »

  • OPA Conference and Trade Show

    May 3-4 OPA Conference & Trade Show Cleveland, Ohio

  • Show a Little Respect

    Show a Little Respect By Jennifer Carroll, CAPP In this post pandemic era, of all the challenges we face in hiring hourly team members to fill all our open positions, have you taken some time to show respect and appreciation for the team members you do have? In October 2021, Read More »

  • FLASH Announces Acquisition of NYC-Based Ticketech

    Acquisition accelerates future-ready technology for Ticketech customers and integrates the end-to-end journey for drivers in the most dynamic mobility market on earth.   NEW YORK, NEW YORK – FLASH, the global leader in cloud parking software and mobility transformation, today announced the acquisition of Ticketech, the parking technology leader Read More »

  • The City of Des Moines Launches a Mobile Parking App, ParkDSM, Powered by ParkMobile

    The City of Des Moines Launches a Mobile Parking App, ParkDSM, Powered by ParkMobile   DES MOINES, IOWA –  ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America, announced the launch of ParkDSM, a parking app for the City of Des Moines. ParkDSM, powered by Read More »

  • Passport Hires Burt Arrington as General Counsel

      Passport Hires new General Counsel, Burt Arrington   Transportation software and payments company hires Burt Arrington to lead legal operations and support the company’s strategic growth plans Charlotte, North Carolina — Passport, a transportation software and payments company, is pleased to announce that D. Burt Arrington is joining Read More »

  • Updated Parkopedia App Aids Drivers in Japan With Industry-Leading Parking Data

      Updated Parkopedia App Aids Drivers in Japan With Industry-Leading Parking Data   Updated iOS app for the Japanese market allows drivers to find parking at more than 100,000 locations nationwide and more than 2,000 on-street locations in Tokyo Highly accurate and complete data helps drivers to comply with Read More »

  • CampusParc Selects Propark Mobility as New Operator of The Ohio State University Parking System

      CampusParc Selects Propark Mobility as New Operator of The Ohio State University Parking System   COLUMBUS, OHIO – CampusParc, the concessionaire for the Long-Term Parking Lease at The Ohio State University, announced today that it has selected Propark Mobility to operate The Ohio State University Parking System effective Read More »

  • Our Parking Management Values

    Our Parking Management Values   By Tavris Parker, CAPP Recently our leadership and management team members were asked to come up with a mission statement and provide details on our values. We came up with an acronym of PARK. Our Parking Management Values are as simple as PARK! P – Read More »

  • PPA Heads to Allentown: Learn, Connect, and Innovate

    PPA Heads to Allentown: Learn, Connect, and Innovate In just a few weeks, parking, transportation, and mobility professionals from throughout Pennsylvania and beyond will reconnect at the 2022 PPA Annual Conference & Tradeshow. This fantastic education and networking event will take place in Allentown, May 11-13. This year’s conference includes Read More »

  • podcast / video

    The Parking Podcast E71: An Interview with Matthew Valera and a Conversation about Parking Guidance

    Matthew Valera, Director of Municipal Sales & FL Market, discusses Parking Guidance Systems.  

  • April 25 Early-Bird Registration Deadline for #IPMI2022

    REGISTER TODAY. Don’t miss the early-bird rates for the 2022 IPMI Parking & Mobility Conference & Expo.

  • April 22: CAPP Scholarship Deadline #IPMI2022 in New Orleans

    REGISTRATION OPEN NOW Last date to apply for CAPP scholarship funds to attend #IPMI2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  

  • Electrifying Thoughts on Earth Day

    By Victor Hill, CAPP It’s exciting to watch how the tempo of conversation around electric vehicles is changing and auto manufacturers are showing off more and more vehicles. But I can’t help but wonder if the rush won’t have unintended consequences, and I’m not the only one. The desire to Read More »

  • Passport’s Enforcement Trends Survey Reveals Importance of Single Source to Manage Parking & Mobility Needs

      Passport’s Enforcement Trends survey reveals importance of using a single source to manage parking and mobility needs   More than 57 percent of parking administrators surveyed digitally enforce their curbs.   CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA — Transportation software and payments company Passport recently surveyed more than 8,000 parking officials Read More »

  • Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Partners with ParkMobile and Expands Their Parking Payment Services

    Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Partners with ParkMobile and Expands Their Parking Payment Services   ParkMobile is offering convenient and contactless parking payments at over 3,000 on- and off-street parking spaces in Downtown Cedar Rapids. CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA – ParkMobile, the #1 parking app in the U.S., has expanded its services Read More »

  • TEZ Technology Appoints Mike Simmons as CEO

    App-Free Parking Software and Payments Innovator TEZ Technology Appoints Mike Simmons as CEO   Names TEZ Founder Ken Lovegreen Vice Chairman and Chief Innovation Officer. PLANO, TEXAS – App-free parking software and payments innovator TEZ Technology (“TEZ” or the “Company”) today announced it has appointed industry veteran Mike Simmons Read More »

  • Bethlehem Parking Authority Announces Parking Reservation App and 6th Electric Vehicle

    Bethlehem Parking Authority Announces Parking Reservation App and 6th Electric Vehicle Parking Reservation App Customers visiting Bethlehem will be able to reserve their parking sessions in advance in any of the Bethlehem Parking Authority Garages by using the parking app, ParkWhiz. Through the ParkWhiz app, customers can find the Read More »

  • Town of Ogunquit, Maine Launches Mobile Payment Option for Parking with Passport

    Town of Ogunquit, ME launches mobile payment option for parking with Passport   Ogunquit continues to innovate by offering easier ways to pay for parking with Passport OQUNQUIT, MAINE— The Town of Ogunquit launches its first mobile payment parking application with transportation software and payments company, Passport. The Passport Read More »

  • ParkMobile Expands Partnership with Diamond Parking to Offer More Scan to Pay Parking Payments

    ParkMobile Expands Partnership with Diamond Parking to Offer More Scan to Pay Parking Payments   Diamond Parking locations across the Western United States and Western Canada will now offer ParkMobile’s convenient, easy-to-use payment system. SEATTLE, WASHINGTON–  ParkMobile, the #1 parking app in North America, has expanded their partnership with Read More »

  • Earth Week 2022

    By Brian Shaw, CAPP As we celebrate another Earth Week this week, I am remarking on the progress Stanford continues to make in our sustainability efforts.  We are now using 100% renewable energy thanks to the recent opening of a new solar farm near Fresno, CA.  However, I also think Read More »

  • TPTA 2022 Conference & Tradeshow

    TPTA 2022 Conference & Tradeshow April 18-21, 2022 San Antonio, TX Register here.  

  • From Change Management to Resiliency

    By Kathleen Federici, M.Ed. This blog in its entirety was originally published by Training Industry in Training Industry Magazine’s Spring 2022 edition. Change management projects and initiatives sometimes fail because the people involved are not resilient enough to deal with the change. Resilience is the quality that enables a person Read More »

  • Are You A Leader Who Delivers – Or A Leader Who Destroys?

    by Pamela Corbin, CAPP We have all worked for various types of leaders throughout our careers, ranging from outstanding to mediocre. While it is challenging to work for individuals who simply don’t “lead”, it does provide the opportunity to gain perspective and insight on what kind of leader you want Read More »

  • Inhabited Vehicles and AB1685

    By Christina Jones, CAPP, MBA This blog was originally published by the California Mobility & Parking Association on April 5, 2022. Assembly Bill 1685, currently circulating through the California legislature, proposes the forgiveness of up to $1,500 in parking fines and fees annually to individuals verified to be experiencing homelessness. While the Read More »

  • New Member Chat

    REGISTER HERE. New Member Chat Join members and staff to network and find out more about member benefits.  

  • IPMI Webinar: Curb Loading Trends (CLT): How to Secure and Leverage Data to Manage, Monetize, and Reinvent the Curb

    IPMI Webinar: Curb Loading Trends (CLT): How to Secure and Leverage Data to Manage, Monetize, and Reinvent the Curb A Panel Discussion REGISTER HERE. Member Rate: $35 per webinar, or $379 for the entire annual series. Non-member rate: $85 per webinar.  Click the register link above to attend as a Read More »

  • IPMI Board of Directors and CAPP Elections: Voting Closes April 13

    The 2022 Elections for the IPMI Board of Directors and CAPP Board is open for voting through April 13, 2022.  Primary contacts for all members in good standing will receive an email invitation to vote.

  • Five Criteria for 5-Star Airports

    April’s Parking & Mobility magazine features the challenges and opportunities faced by today’s airports. One facility stepping up to meet customer needs in a huge way is Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport, which earned a 5-star rating from Skytrax, the international air transport rating organization.  But what does it take Read More »

  • Frontline Fundamentals: April 12 – Doing More with Less…How to Make Your Data Work for You

    Presented by Brett Wood, CAPP, PE REGISTER HERE. View training summary and speaker information, and register for free today. Member Rate: Free; pre-registration required, Non-member rate: $35 registration fee.  Click the register link above to attend as a non-member. Join today and find out more about member benefits here. Frontline Read More »

  • Parking and Mobility Execs Meet at Detroit Smart Parking Lab to Collaborate on Industry initiatives

    Parking and Mobility Execs Meet at Detroit Smart Parking Lab to Collaborate on Industry Initiatives   Alexandria, Virginia – Leaders from the International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI) recently met with executives from Ford Motor Company, the American Center for Mobility (ACM), Bosch, and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation Read More »

  • meterUP, Philadelphia’s Exclusive Mobile Parking App Powered by ParkMobile, Hits a Million App Downloads

    meterUP, Philadelphia’s Exclusive Mobile Parking App Powered by ParkMobile, Hits a Million App Downloads   Over the last four years, meterUP has become Philadelphia’s most used parking app. PHILADEPHIA, PA – meterUP, powered by ParkMobile, a provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the United States, is celebrating Read More »

  • Achieving Balance

    By Tavris Parker, CAPP What does it mean to be in balance? Achieving balance according to www.worklifebalance.com  is often a daily task. The right balance for you today may be different for you tomorrow. Here are three tips for achieving balance that I have found to be very helpful: There Read More »

  • Atlanta’s Grant Park Gateway Uses Parksmart, SITES, and LEED to Achieve Sustainability Goals

    By Trevyr Meade At GBCI, we recently celebrated Atlanta’s Grant Park Gateway, the first project in the world to achieve LEED, SITES, and Parksmart certifications. This inspirational project transformed an 8-acre parking lot into a beautiful community space that now includes a restaurant, shaded terrace plaza, acres of green space Read More »

  • Bethlehem, PA Modernizes Its Parking System with Flowbird

    Bethlehem, PA Modernizes Its Parking System with Flowbird   New pay stations to be installed featuring ‘Extend by Text’ Moorestown, New Jersey – Parking in the City of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania continues to undergo noticeable improvements in 2022. The Bethlehem Parking Authority has announced its partnership with Flowbird Group and Read More »

  • Passport Showcases Digital Platform to Manage Parking & Mobility Infrastructure at Smart Cities Connect

    Passport showcases digital platform to manage parking and mobility infrastructure at Smart Cities Connect   The company will lead a panel discussion and exhibit at North America’s premier smart city innovation conference. Charlotte, North Carolina— Transportation software and payments company Passport will showcase its digital platform at Smart Cities Connect Read More »

  • Cole Ticket Solutions Celebrates First Year Anniversary

    Cole Ticket Solutions Celebrates First Year Anniversary   At Cole Ticket Solutions (CTS) our #1 goal is to provide custom-tailored solutions for revenue control products in the parking, transportation, and mobility markets. Our years of experience working with customers from all facets in our industries combined with our unique diversity Read More »

  • HONK and Southland Printing Launch Strategic Partnership

    HONK and Southland Printing Launch Strategic Partnership to Bring Unattended Payments to More Parking Locations Across North America   By combining HONK’s industry leading contactless payment technology with Southland’s ticketing and transit network, best-in-class unattended payments are coming to more locations across the US and Canada. TORONTO, ON & SHREVEPORT, Read More »

  • Keep it Positive

    By Julie Dixon Focus on the positive aspects of parking and make them a part of the solution. We want people to follow the rules, so let’s focus on compliance. Enforcement will be inevitable, but if we promote and initiate the positive, it starts to shift the conversation and focus Read More »

  • PayByPhone Launches Contactless Parking at South Dakota State University

    PayByPhone Launches Contactless Parking at South Dakota State University   Brookings, South Dakota—The parking experience at South Dakota State University (SDSU) is getting an upgrade thanks to PayByPhone. The leading global provider of mobile parking payment solutions is now providing safe and convenient contactless parking for 70 parking spaces across Read More »

  • AI-Tech Firm Metropolis Acquires Nashville-Based Premier Parking

    Mobile Commerce Pioneer Metropolis Acquires Parking Operator Premier Parking   LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – Metropolis Technologies, the developer of advanced technology for mobile commerce, today announced the acquisition of Premier Parking. The combined company will operate as Metropolis and employ nearly 2,000 staff. The merger will expand the network of Metropolis-powered Read More »

  • Flowbird Group to Expand Off-Board Fare Payments for Metro Transit

    Flowbird Group to Expand Off-Board Fare Payments for Metro Transit   Next Generation Fare Payment System Makes Travel Easier and More Convenient in the Twin Cities.   Moorestown, NJ – Flowbird Transport Intelligence, a division of Flowbird Group, is proud to announce it will be expanding its fare payment solutions Read More »

  • PayByPhone Introduces Contactless Parking Experience to Dania Beach, Florida

    PayByPhone Introduces Safe and Convenient Contactless Parking Experience to Historic Dania Beach, Florida   Dania Beach, Florida – Residents and visitors to historic Dania Beach, Florida will now have a better parking experience thanks to PayByPhone. The leading global provider of mobile parking payment solutions, PayByPhone now offers safe, convenient Read More »

  • Call for 2022 IPMI Awards Closes

    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 and Professional Recognition Awards– exemplify industry excellence. The 2022 awards submission process closes today!

  • Free Learning Lab: Behind Every Smart City Is Smart Tech: Using Intelligent Error Correction to Deliver a Frictionless Parker Experience, presented by gtechna

    Behind Every Smart City Is Smart Tech: Using Intelligent Error Correction to Deliver a Frictionless Parker Experience Presented by gtechna Register here for free.   

  • Parkopedia and APCOA PARKING Group Partner to Enable Digital Parking Services of the Future

    Parkopedia and APCOA PARKING Group Partner to Enable Digital Parking Services of the Future   APCOA FLOW digital parking payment service joins Parkopedia’s in-car integrated payment platform solution for automakers Single sign-on functionality and ANPR technology will allow for seamless in-car, automated payments for drivers at an additional 1.5 million Read More »

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    The Parking Podcast E69: An Interview with Josh Cantor and a Conversation about George Mason University

    The Parking Podcast E69: An Interview with Josh Cantor and a Conversation about George Mason University Josh Cantor, Director of Parking and Transportation at George Mason University, discusses bicycle incentives, IPMI and George Mason.

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    The Parking Podcast E68: An Interview with Dr. Jennifer Tougas and a Conversation about Permitting

    The Parking Podcast E68: An Interview with Dr. Jennifer Tougas and a Conversation about Permitting Dr. Jennifer Tougas, Assistant Vice President of Business Affairs at Western Kentucky University, discusses Western Kentucky University, permitting and IPMI.

  • PayByPhone Announces New Global Leadership Structure

    PayByPhone Announces New Global Leadership Structure as the Business Continues to Grow.   Vancouver, Canada – PayByPhone announces today a shift away from its regional organization to a new global leadership structure, which comes into effect on April 1, 2022. The new global structure focuses on supporting the company’s three Read More »

  • Telling Your Story

    By Shawn Conrad, CAE As someone who has a keen interest in changing public perceptions, I have a specific interest in the song Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story, which is part of the final act of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton musical. The theme of this song is about Read More »

  • CPPA Changes Name to CMPA

    CPPA Changes Name to CMPA   Los Angele, California –  The California Mobility & Parking Association (CMPA) changed our name from California Public Parking Association (CPPA) and has launched a new website to serve members across California. Members are encouraged to sign into the new website, californiaparking.org, to explore features Read More »

  • Opportunities and Challenges Coexist in China’s Urban Parking

    Opportunities and Challenges Coexist in China’s Urban Parking   On May 21, 2021, the National Development and Reform Commission of the PRC issued the “Opinions on Promoting the Development of Urban Parking Facilities,” which stated that by 2025, large, medium and small cities across the country will have basically Read More »

  • APO Chat

    REGISTER HERE. APO Chat Join staff and APOs to explore the Accredited Parking Organization Program.  

  • California AB1685 Homeless Parking Fine Forgiveness Bill

    By Perry H. Eggleston, CAPP The California Mobility and Parking Association (CMPA) is opposing a bill in its current form that is making the rounds in the California Legislature focusing on a fine forgiveness program for those who are “verified” homeless.   Assembly Bill 1685 requires parking agencies to forgive up Read More »

  • ParkHelp Unveiling New Suite of Sensors at Intertraffic 2022

      ParkHelp Unveiling New Suite of Sensors at Intertraffic 2022   Barcelona, Spain – ParkHelp Technologies will exhibit three new products and lead a seminar on emerging innovations in parking guidance technology at Intertraffic 2022 – the foremost exhibition for the traffic and mobility industry. A hands-on display of our Read More »

  • Behind Every Smart City is Smart Tech

    The City of Pittsburgh had long been known for its steel mills and smokestacks, but fast forward to the present day and you’ll find that innovation and a focus on the future is what this big city with a small-town feel is renowned for. This evolution has, in part, been Read More »

  • ACE Parking Announces AENA’s Award of Parking Operations for 34 Airports in Spain

      ACE Parking Announces AENA’s Award of Parking Operations for 34 Airports in Spain  San Diego, US / Madrid, Spain – Starting March 1, 2022, ACE Parking, in partnership with Spanish companies EYSA & SETEX, began managing the parking facilities at 34 major and mid-major airports in Spain.   This includes Read More »

  • The Curb is One of the Most Valuable Assets

    By Chrissy Mancini Nichols and Jonathan Wicks, CAPP This blog is a summary of the Frontline Fundamental session titled: Curb Management – Lessons Learned. The full session is available in the IPMI On-Demand Education Library, free to members and $35 for non-members – click here to order.  The Curb is Read More »

  • WGI Names Ravali Kosaraju, P. Eng., PE, PTOE Director of Mobility

      WGI Names Ravali Kosaraju, P. Eng., PE, PTOE Director of Mobility   San Antonio, TX (March 17, 2022)—WGI, Inc., a leading national design and planning firm, today announced that Ravali Kosaraju, P. Eng., PE, PTOE has been named Director of Mobility for the firm. In her new role, Kosaraju Read More »

  • Joseph Weidenboerner Joins Richard N. Best Associates

      Joseph Weidenboerner Joins Richard N. Best Associates   LEVITTOWN, PA — Joseph Weidenboerner eagerly embraces his new position on the sales team at Richard N. Best Associates. Experienced in sales and marketing, he recently joined the Philadelphia-based company and is tasked with building customer relationships. As the youngest member Read More »

  • FlexPost® Makes the Inc. 5000 Midwest 2022 List

      FlexPost® Makes the Inc. 5000 Midwest 2022 List After Ranking Both Regionally and Nationally in 2021   Holland, Michigan – Inc. Magazine recently announced that FlexPost Inc. is include d on its 2022 Inc. 5000 Regionals: Midwest list, after ranking both Regionally and Nationally in 2021. Born of the Read More »

  • FLASH Secures Over $250 Million in Round Led by Vista Equity Partners to Advance Connected Mobility Ecosystem

      FLASH Secures Over $250 Million in Round Led by Vista Equity Partners to Advance Connected Mobility Ecosystem $1B+ valuation further solidifies FLASH’s leadership position among mobility innovators and accelerates growth. Austin, Texas –  FLASH (or “the Company”), the leader in cloud parking software and mobility transformation, today announced a Read More »

  • What Does Compact Even Mean?

    By John W. Hammerschlag Often, we drive through parking garages and encounter “Compact Car Only” signs.  What does that mean to the customer? What exactly is a compact car? The definition of compact car is left to interpretation and can result in parking stalls improperly used, impeded traffic flow, and Read More »

  • Mid-South Transportation and Parking Association (MSTPA): Annual Conference and Tradeshow 2022

    Mid-South Transportation and Parking Association (MSTPA): Annual Conference and Tradeshow 2022

  • IPMI Board of Directors and CAPP Certification Board: Voting Period Open

    The 2022 Elections for the IPMI Board of Directors and CAPP Board is open for voting through April 13, 2022.  Primary contacts for all members in good standing will receive an email invitation to vote.

  • Watch Me Work

    By Victor Hill, CAPP Yes, that’s a picture of Optimus Prime behind me. The other one features Megatron. Both pay homage to the 1986 movie that traumatized a generation of kids, me included. What, you expected to see a wall of degrees or my CAPP certificate? When I started working Read More »

  • Passport and Way.com Make Parking Payments Faster and Easier in Omaha

      Passport and Way.com Make Parking Payments Faster and Easier in Omaha Now, Omaha drivers can pay for on-street parking using the Way.com app. Omaha, Nebraska — Transportation software and payments company Passport is innovating with Way.com to offer drivers more convenient ways to pay for parking. Beginning today, motorists Read More »

  • ParkMobile and St. Cloud Regional Airport Partner to Offer Contactless, Mobile Parking Payments for Airport Parking

      ParkMobile and St. Cloud Regional Airport Partner to Offer Contactless, Mobile Parking Payments for Airport Parking Travelers flying in and out of St. Cloud Regional Airport are now able to pay for daily parking via ParkMobile’s convenient, easy-to-use payment system. St. Cloud, MN – ParkMobile has announced a partnership with Read More »

  • The Power of Connection

    By Jamie Snyder, CAPP These past two years have taught us many things. How to bounce back from adversity, how to meet unknown challenges head on, how to…. dare I say…. PIVOT. However, one of the greatest things it has taught us is how important human connection is to us. Read More »

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    Accredited Parking Organization (APO) New 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 by an IPMI-approved site reviewer who has successfully completed this Read More »

  • IPMI Webinar: No Parking Without a Plan: Planning for a Successful Technology Implementation

    IPMI Webinar: No Parking Without a Plan: Planning for a Successful Technology Implementation Presented by the IPMI Technology Committee REGISTER HERE. Member Rate: $35 per webinar, or $379 for the entire annual series. Non-member rate: $85 per webinar.  Click the register link above to attend as a non-member. Join today and Read More »

  • How Will Inflation Affect Parking?

    If you are monitoring Bloomberg  or if you are listening to any newscast today, you cannot escape the topic of inflation and how it continues to affect the economy. So how will this inflation affect parking? Inflation is defined as the increase in prices for goods and services over time. Read More »

  • ISO Formally Adopts Global Parking Data Specification Based on Alliance for Parking Data Standards Data Specification

      ISO Formally Adopts Global Parking Data Specification Based on Alliance for Parking Data Standards Data Specification The Alliance for Parking Data Standards (APDS) is pleased to announce that the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has formally adopted a global parking data specification based on the APDS specifications for vehicle Read More »

  • APO – If Not Now When?

    By Casey Jones, CAPP I was with a client recently who shared that they aspire to become an Accredited Parking Organization (APO)…in five years.  “Five years, why wait five years? I think you’re much closer than you think,” I responded.  Rationally I get it. One naturally hesitates even with a Read More »

  • Frontline Fundamentals: March 8 – Curb Management: Lessons Learned.

    Presented by Jonathan Wicks, CAPP & Chrissy Mancini Nichols.   REGISTER HERE. View training summary and speaker information, and register for free today. Member Rate: Free; pre-registration required, Non-member rate: $35 registration fee.  Click the register link above to attend as a non-member. Join today and find out more about Read More »

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    Accredited Parking Organization (APO) New 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 by an IPMI-approved site reviewer who has successfully completed this Read More »

  • Hillsboro Transit Center Grand Opening Ceremony March 31

      Hillsboro Transit Center Grand Opening Ceremony March 31   NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – The new Hillsboro Transit Center will mark its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 31. Remarks will be given by Nashville Mayor John Cooper, Director of Metro Nashville Public Schools Dr. Adrienne Battle, Read More »

  • LAZ Parking Partners with Diamond Communications to Provide Wireless Attachment Solutions in 3,400 LAZ Parking Garages

      LAZ Parking Partners with Diamond Communications to Provide Wireless Attachment Solutions in 3,400 LAZ Parking Garages   Hartford, Connecticut & Springfield, New Jersey – LAZ Parking (“LAZ”) has partnered with Diamond Communications LLC (“Diamond”) to market 3,400 parking garages and related properties owned and managed by LAZ to wireless service Read More »

  • Flowbird Unveils Pay by Text Solution

    Flowbird Unveils Pay by Text Solution – No App or Account Required   Moorestown, New Jersey – Flowbird North America, the leader in curbside management and urban mobility solutions, has released Pay by Text, its latest advancement in customer convenience. Pay by Text is an easy to use web-based solution Read More »

  • Passport Welcomes Brian Pagels as SVP Sales and Bengt Horsma as SVP Payments

    Passport Welcomes Brian Pagels as SVP Sales and Bengt Horsma as SVP Payments   Charlotte, North Carolina — Passport, a transportation software and payments company, is pleased to announce Brian Pagels has been appointed Senior Vice President Sales and Bengt Horsma as Senior Vice President Payments. As SVP Sales, Pagels Read More »

  • TEZ Technology’s Ticketless Solution Introduced at Marriott Bethesda Downtown

    TEZ Technology’s Ticketless SMS Valet Solution Introduced at New Marriott Bethesda Downtown at Marriott Headquarters   PLANO, TEXAS –  On Tuesday, March 1, 2022, TEZ Technology (TEZ) was a part of the grand opening of the new Marriott International Headquarters in Bethesda, MD. The $600 million project includes approximately 785,000 Read More »

  • Positioned for Success

    By Robert Ferrin, CAPP Back in November I blogged about just how exciting a time it was now that an Infrastructure Bill had been passed.  That excitement is starting to come in focus as guidance is being provided by the federal government on how applicants can access the $1.2 trillion Read More »

  • What is the JIESHUN AI Brain?

      What is the JIESHUN AI Brain? AI Brain represents the highest technology of the JIESHUN R&D team. What is the JIESHUN AI Brain, what can it do and how can it provide better service to customers? This article will take you on a journey to uncover its mystery. What Read More »

  • Professional Recognition Awards: Highlighting the Best of the Best

    By Josh Cantor, CAPP It’s the first week of March already, which means there’s just under two weeks left to submit your application for one of IPMI’s prestigious Professional Recognition Awards.  Award submissions are due before midnight on March 15, 2022. Professional Recognition Awards recognize the individual contributions of parking, Read More »

  • Parkopedia Expands Into New Industries

    Parkopedia Expands Its Parking Data Services Into New Industries, Starting With Sunny Cars   Parkopedia’s global parking information will be delivered to Sunny Cars drivers in the Sunny2go web application. During their travels, drivers can now choose from over 70 million parking spaces, across 89 countries . As the global Read More »

  • Propark Mobility Grows Boston Asset Management Portfolio by Acquiring Pilgrim Parking

    Propark Mobility Grows Boston Asset Management Portfolio by Acquiring Pilgrim Parking   Boston, Massachusetts – Propark Mobility announced that the company has purchased Boston-based Pilgrim Parking, significantly enhancing its footprint in the region. “Pilgrim Parking is a celebrated and well-known Boston institution,” said Richard DiPietro, Propark’s President. “The acquisition of Read More »

  • Integrapark Acquired By Fullsteam

    Integrapark Acquired By Fullsteam   Auburn, AL – Today, Fullsteam completed its acquisition of Integrapark, a leading provider of software for monthly parker management, revenue data collection and back-office controls.  Fullsteam integrates modern and scalable payments technology with vertical software to create industry-specific features and end-to-end business management systems. “We Read More »

  • Free Webinar: Reducing Cruising for Parking: New Research & Tools Presented by the Federal Highway Administration

    Reducing Cruising for Parking: New Research & Tools Presented by the Federal Highway Administration   Experts say 30 percent of urban traffic comes from cars circling in the hunt for parking—but recent research says that’s not necessarily true. Join experts from the U.S. Federal Highway Administration to learn why that Read More »

  • Free Online Shoptalk: How Parking Plays A Key Role in the New Hybrid Work Environment

    IPMI Shoptalk: How Parking Plays A Key Role in the New Hybrid Work Environment Moderated by Brett Wood Shoptalks are complimentary for all industry professionals, pre-registration required. REGISTER HERE.  Join IPMI for our online Shoptalk series addressing the parking, transportation, and mobility industry. Open to all, join us for discussions Read More »

  • NEPC 2022 Municipal Forum

    NEPC 2022 Municipal Forum  March 2, 2022   Worcester, MA 

  • Why CAPP? Lessons from Recent CAPPs.

    By Kathleen Federici, MEd  One of the best milestones a parking, transportation, and mobility professional can accomplish in their career is the CAPP designation. The CAPP credential not only showcases your industry knowledge, but is a great step to highlight your expertise and commitment to your current (or future employer), Read More »

  • Richard N. Best Passes Away at 89

    Richard  N. Best, Inventor of the True-Presence Vehicle Loop Detector and Past President of Richard N. Best Associates, Passes Away at 89.   Levittown, PA — Richard N. Best, traffic engineer and consultant, inventor of the true-presence vehicle loop detector and past president of Richard N. Best Associates, passed away Read More »

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    The Parking Podcast E67: An Interview with Scott and Julie Brusaw and a Conversation about Solar Roadways

    E67: An Interview with Scott and Julie Brusaw and a Conversation about Solar Roadways Scott and Julie Brusaw, founders of Solar Roadways, discuss heart surgery, solar power and Solar Roadways.

  • Bethlehem Parking Authority Passes Paid Paternity Leave Policy

    Bethlehem Parking Authority Passes Paid Paternity Leave Policy  Bethlehem, PA — At their February Board Meeting, the Bethlehem Parking Authority passed a paid paternity leave benefit of 16 weeks for Bethlehem Parking Authority Team Members. Steven Fernstrom, Executive Director of the Bethlehem Parking Authority, explained at the February BPA Board Read More »

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    Ask the Experts: How Do You Define Mobility?

    “Mobility” has been used to describe everything from shared bikes and scooters to mass transit to walking to the ability of people to simply get around. If someone outside the industry asked, how would you define “mobility”? That’s the question we posed to our Ask the Experts panel for the Read More »

  • Doing Great Things…Together

    By Kristin Vitello These past two years have been challenging for all of us, but what I have seen is incredible perseverance. We have adapted to the “new” norm and won’t let this stop us from success! As a relatively new employee of IPMI, I participated in my first IPMI Read More »

  • Updated Green P App Makes Paying to Park Easier in Toronto

    Updated Green P app makes paying to park easier in Toronto Toronto, Ontario, Canada — The City of Toronto is home to soaring skyscrapers, green parks and gardens, and the Green P mobile app, the Toronto Parking Authority (TPA)’s private label parking application powered by Passport. The leading transportation software Read More »

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    Parksmart Advisor, Online, Instructor-Led Training

    REGISTER HERE.  Become a Parksmart Advisor and add this valuable credential to your resume. Lead the effort for your organization or your clients to certify high-performing parking structures. Register today and learn how to plan, initiate and execute strategies and best practices to achieve Parksmart certification for parking structures. IPMI Read More »

  • Baltimore Parking Professionals Step Up To Assist With a Tragic Situation

    by Robert Milner and Greg Smith On Monday, January 24, 202,  three Baltimore City Firefighters – Lt. Paul Butrim, Firefighter/Paramedic Kenny Lacayo, and Lt. Kelsey Sadler – lost their lives in a structural collapse while fighting a fire in a vacant rowhouse in Southwest Baltimore. For the Baltimore City Fire Read More »

  • IPMI Board of Directors and CAPP Certification Board: Call for Nominations open through February 23

    2022 Board of Directors Election | Application Instructions 2022 CAPP Board Election | Application Instructions

  • How Has Managing Parking and Travel Demand Changed?

    By Brian Shaw, CAPP The COVID-19 Pandemic has changed commuting and travel behavior.  In the past, we could count on commuters going to work five days a week. No longer is that true.  What do parking and mobility professionals need to do now and for the foreseeable future to adjust Read More »

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    Parksmart Advisor, Online, Instructor-Led Training

    REGISTER HERE.  Become a Parksmart Advisor and add this valuable credential to your resume. Lead the effort for your organization or your clients to certify high-performing parking structures. Register today and learn how to plan, initiate and execute strategies and best practices to achieve Parksmart certification for parking structures. IPMI Read More »

  • QR Code Safety

    The January  2022 edition of the IPMI Insider newsletter shared a link to an article that caused quite a stir titled, “Scammers Are Using QR Codes to Plunder Parking Meter Payments.”  The response from the IPMI community was swift and abundant. Several companies have shared their responses to this challenge, and Read More »

  • gtechna Announces First Canadian Federal Contract With the Port of Quebec

    gtechna Is Proud to Announce Its First Canadian Federal Contract With the Port of Quebec   Online Services Offering a ‘Self-serve’ Experience to Enhance Parking, Processing and Adjudication for Canadian Municipalities. Buffalo, New York –  gtechna, a leading developer of smart parking and curbside enforcement solutions in North America, announced Read More »

  • Playing Our Part in a Bigger Cause

    By Tavris Parker, CAPP Recently my city welcomed back the Annual Polar Plunge. The Polar Plunge is a fundraising event for more than 23,000 athletes who participate in the Special Olympics. After a year off due to COVID, locals were eager to show support for this cause. The Plunge event Read More »

  • Awards of Excellence: This is Your Year!

    By Mark Lyons, CAPP Have you ever thought that it would be really nice if the Award of Excellence (AOE) program felt more achievable? Or, what about if there were more winners? Then say no more. Your wish has come true! Over the past several months, the committee that oversees Read More »

  • IPMI Webinar: A New Approach Can Help Cities Measure & Solve Cruising for Parking. Presented by the Federal Highway Administration. Free for all industry professionals.

    IPMI Webinar: A New Approach Can Help Cities Measure & Solve Cruising for Parking Presented by the Federal Highway Administration Free to all industry professionals! Click here to register. Join today and find out more about member benefits here. Offers one CAPP Credit towards application or certifications.  Learn more about CAPP today. 

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    Parksmart Advisor, Online, Instructor-Led Training

    REGISTER HERE.  Become a Parksmart Advisor and add this valuable credential to your resume. Lead the effort for your organization or your clients to certify high-performing parking structures. Register today and learn how to plan, initiate and execute strategies and best practices to achieve Parksmart certification for parking structures. IPMI Read More »

  • Attitude of Gratitude

    By Tiffany Peebles Most leaders have a desire for their teams to be GREAT! While there are many ways to assist our teams in reaching their maximum potential, one practical way to improve the chances of their greatness is simple: the attitude of gratitude. In the parking industry, we ask Read More »

  • podcast / video

    The Parking Podcast E66: Upcoming Parking and Mobility Conferences

    E66: Upcoming Parking and Mobility Conferences This week we talk with Jonah Bliss about the upcoming Curbivore Conference and Mike Tudor about the upcoming MSTPA Conference.

  • ParkSmart Logo

    Parksmart Advisor, Online, Instructor-Led Training

    REGISTER HERE.  Become a Parksmart Advisor and add this valuable credential to your resume. Lead the effort for your organization or your clients to certify high-performing parking structures. Register today and learn how to plan, initiate and execute strategies and best practices to achieve Parksmart certification for parking structures. IPMI Read More »

  • SFMTA Makes a Prominent Place for Car Share Parking

    By Andy Thornley Vehicle sharing is a great option for getting around and doing the things we all need to do with a car, without having to own a car. Whether it’s for running errands, visiting friends, or making a day trip to the beach, vehicle sharing services help give Read More »

  • How To Unlock Your EV Charging Station’s Revenue Potential

    By Paul Pirhofer, CAPP This post serves as a summary and recap of the Learning Lab held on January 26, 2022. Click here to watch the full presentation. With the data showing a growing increase in Electric Vehicles (EV), along with a robust political push towards electric mobility, we still Read More »

  • eleven-x Parking Device Wins IoT Sensor Product of the Year from 2022 IoT Breakthrough Awards Program

    eleven-x Parking Device Wins IoT Sensor Product of the Year from 2022 IoT Breakthrough Awards Program   Prestigious honor recognizes world’s best Internet-of-Things (IoT) companies and products driving digital transformation. Waterloo, Ontario – eleven-x, a provider of complete, high-performance, wireless IoT and Smart City solutions, today announced that its SPS-X smart Read More »

  • Parkopedia Partners with Passport to Expand its Parking Payment Services in North America

    Parkopedia Partners with Passport to Expand its Parking Payment Services in North America   Passport’s on-street parking payment services to be integrated into Parkopedia’s payment platform The partnership will enable drivers to make on-demand parking payments via their vehicle’s infotainment screen in more than 800 towns across North America London, Read More »

  • New Orleans in July!

    By Tina Altman Just coming back from a site visit in New Orleans where our July Conference & Expo will be held, and I have to say, walking into the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and being greeted by the team was a feeling like no other. We were just Read More »

  • The Great Bus Driver Shortage: Where Do We Go From Here?

    By Sam Veraldi, CAPP The COVID 19 pandemic affected many jobs and industries in the United States in the last two years.  One of those that has been materially affected the transit industry and more specifically, a bus driver shortage.  This impact has had a tremendous effect on universities, transit Read More »

  • IPMI Webinar: Changes in Managing Parking & Travel Demand

    IPMI Webinar: Changes in Managing Parking & Travel Demand Presented by Brian Shaw, CAPP REGISTER HERE. Member Rate: $35 per webinar, or $179 for the entire annual series through December 31, 2021. Non-member rate: $85 per webinar.  Click the register link above to attend as a non-member. Join today and find Read More »

  • Growing List of Cities Requiring New Buildings to Include EV Parking

    Washington, D.C., has joined the growing list of cities that are requiring new buildings to include EV parking in their plans. As reported by Smart Cities Dive, new and refurbished commercial and multi-unit buildings in Washington, D.C., that have at least three off-road parking spaces will be required to make Read More »

  • Frontline Fundamentals: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: Navigating Your Professional Path

    Presented by Tiffany Peebles and Terrance Gilmore. REGISTER HERE. IPMI offers frontline training to all members live and on-demand. Check out the 2022 schedule of trainings and sign up today. Free to all IPMI members, pre-registration required.  Non-members are always welcome to register for frontline trainings ($35 per attendee). This Read More »

  • The Great Resignation

    By Carmen Donnell, CAPP Over the last year, we have been hearing more and more about ‘the great resignation’ and perhaps more so in tech than any other industry.  I read a catchy phrase the other day that suggested what is far worse than ‘the great resignation’ is ‘the great Read More »

  • Passport Welcomes Sathish Gaddipati as CTO and Powers Moves to CIO

    Passport Welcomes Sathish Gaddipati as CTO and Powers Moves to CIO Charlotte, North Carolina — Passport, a transportation software and payments company, announces Sathish Gaddipati has joined the team as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Gaddipati, who most recently was Chief Technology Officer at Syntellis Performance Solutions, will focus on developing Read More »

  • FLASH’s Fortified Supply Chain Allows for Stabilized Pricing and Delivery

    FLASH’s Fortified Supply Chain Allows for Stabilized Pricing and Delivery The company demonstrates its commitment to the industry by ensuring ease of access and installation of its parking and mobility platform Austin, Texas –  As global supply chain issues continue to affect businesses worldwide, and customers, including in the parking industry, Read More »

  • Walker Welcomes Mark Santos to Lead Fort Lauderdale Office

    Walker Welcomes Mark Santos to Lead Fort Lauderdale Office Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Mark Santos, CAPP,  joined the Walker team as Director of Operations and opening of our Fort Lauderdale office to better serve our clients in South Florida. Mark has a B.S. in Civil Engineering, is a registered Professional Read More »

  • Parking Concepts, Inc. Awarded City of Riverside Parking Management Contract

    Parking Concepts, Inc. Awarded City of Riverside Parking Management Contract   Irvine, California – Parking Concepts, Inc. (PCI) is pleased to announce the commencement of operations with the City of Riverside to oversee all city on-street and off-street parking operations. The contract promises to streamline and, at the same time, Read More »

  • ParkHub Secures Growth Investment from LLR Partners

    ParkHub Secures Growth Investment from LLR Partners   LLR and Executive Chairman, Jeff Shanahan, bring extensive software, financial technology, and payments experience to support continued growth of parking management software leader. Dallas and Philadelphia – ParkHub, a provider of parking software and payments solutions, today announced a growth investment from Read More »

  • Words (Not) To Live By

    By Christina Jones, MBA, CAPP I recently participated in a conference session that really resonated with me: Words We Need to Stop Using. The main theme was to identify ways in which we can improve our communications with each other and the general public, recognizing that words may take on Read More »

  • Top Reasons to Finally Take the CAPP Leap

    By Kathleen Federici, MEd As you likely already know, CAPP is the leading professional designation for the parking, transportation, and mobility industry. CAPPs represent the best of the industry, and as one you will be joining a unique and exclusive community of experts. If CAPP certification is something you have Read More »

  • U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Availability of $1.5 Billion in RAISE Grants

    The U.S. Department of Transportation has published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for $1.5 billion in grant funding through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grant program. The popular program helps communities around the country carry out projects with significant local or regional impact. RAISE Read More »

  • Metropolitan Transportation Commission Selects Passport for its New Commuter Parking Lots

    Metropolitan Transportation Commission Selects Passport for its New Commuter Parking Lots   Mobile pay parking and digital monthly permits now available for commuters in the San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco, Calif. — The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), the transportation planning, financing and coordinating agency for the San Francisco Bay Read More »

  • Getting Flexible!

    By Brett Wood, CAPP, PE Flexibility is the new name of the game in our industry. Flexibility at the curb to adapt to new competing demands. Flexibility in our staffing to create multi-functional positions that support the customer. And flexibility in our ability to generate revenue in the face of Read More »

  • A New SmartLPR Access License Plate Recognition Camera

    A New SmartLPR Access License Plate Recognition Camera   Quercus Technologies is proud to launch its latest license plate recognition system, up to four times faster than current standards, with a new HD sensor for higher resolution, with configurable operation options for color or IR thanks to the new built-in dual lamp, Read More »

  • MUSC Transitions to AIMS

    MUSC Transitions to AIMS   The Medical University of South Carolina transitioned to AIMS in late August of 2021 after using a university developed system for 25 years.  The transition to AIMS has provided them with a software package that manages permitting, ticketing and financial reporting in one system. MUSC Read More »

  • podcast / video

    The Parking Podcast E65: An Interview with Brent Matthews and a Conversation about Placemaking

    E65: An Interview with Brent Matthews and a Conversation about Placemaking Brent Matthews, Director of Parking at CARTA, discusses placemaking, Chattanooga and parking.

  • ParkHouston App, Powered by ParkMobile, Unveils Spanish-Language Version

    ParkHouston App, Powered by ParkMobile, Unveils Spanish-Language Version   The Spanish translations are available when a ParkHouston user updates their device settings to Spanish. HOUSTON, TX – January 26, 2022 – ParkMobile announced an enhancement to the City of Houston’s ParkHouston app that will give users access to view the app Read More »

  • PIPTA Road Show Event

    PIPTA Road Show Event February 1, 2022 Salt Lake City, UT   

  • Watch Your Tone?

    By Melonie Curry, MBA Do you remember the days of chilling in your room and your mom calls you and you yell WHAT? And she responds, you better watch your tone of voice or if you were in arms reach… you know how the story ended. As communicators, it is Read More »

  • Alright Stop, Collaborate, and Listen…

    By Rita Pagan, DES Did Vanilla Ice get it right? Now that you have that song in your head…anyone else have a problem actively listening when others talk? My brain doesn’t stop, and I can’t help interrupting sometimes. I’m going to make it my New Year’s resolution to try and Read More »

  • Scooter and Bike Share Program Coming to Sarasota

    Scooter and Bike Share Program Coming to Sarasota Sarasota, FL – New micro-mobility transportation options will soon be available to residents and visitors of Sarasota after the City Commission on Monday approved an agreement with an e-scooter and bike sharing provider. Veo, a nationwide company based in Chicago, was selected Read More »

  • Why We Love Parking

    By Robert Ferrin, CAPP If you’ve listened to an industry podcast or interview of late you often hear the question, “How did you get into parking?” Responses vary, but two common themes emerge:  one, I have no idea how I got into parking, I certainly didn’t plan to be a Read More »

  • Mike Drow Named Parking Revenue Recovery Services President and CEO

    Mike Drow named Parking Revenue Recovery Services President and CEO     DENVER – Parking Revenue Recovery Services (PRRS), Inc. today named Michael Drow as its new President and CEO effective February 1, 2022. Mr. Drow is recognized as a proven leader in the parking industry having built several technology-based Read More »

  • Free Learning Lab: From the Experts: How To Unlock Your EV Stations Revenue Potential Free Learning Lab presented by Blink

    January 26 Learning Lab: From the Experts: How To Unlock Your EV Stations Revenue Potential Free Learning Lab presented by Blink Free to all industry professionals, pre-registration required to attend. The sponsored education session will be hosted on IPMI’s platform, with content provided by Blink. Register here for free.

  • IPMI Board of Directors and CAPP Certification Board: Call for Nominations Opens–January 26

    The 2022 Call for Nomination for the IPMI Board of Directors and CAPP Board is open through February 23, 2022.   2022 Board of Directors Election | Application Instructions 2022 CAPP Board Election | Application Instructions

  • Goodbye 2021 and Hello 2022: We LOVE IPMI’s Professional Recognition Awards!

    By Kathryn Hebert Happy New Year! I’m sure most of you are very happy to say goodbye to 2021 and looking forward to launching into 2022 with bright eyes, new opportunities, and a chance to get back to a more balanced daily rhythm. Josh Cantor and I are very excited Read More »

  • Passport Welcomes Brian Pope as VP Corporate Development

    Passport Welcomes Brian Pope as VP Corporate Development Charlotte, N.C. — Passport, a transportation software and payments company, is pleased to announce Brian Pope has been appointed Vice President Corporate Development. In this role, Pope will be responsible for evaluating potential strategic partnerships, joint ventures and acquisitions within the broader Read More »

  • Parker Technology Celebrates Unprecedented Success in 2021

    Parker Technology Celebrates Unprecedented Success in 2021 Indianapolis, IN – Parker Technology celebrated unprecedented success in 2021, launching in 169 new locations across the United States, an increase of 57% over 2020. Parker also partnered with 38 new parking management companies, an increase of 42%. Overall, company revenue increased by Read More »

  • What is Normal in a New Year?

    By Joshua Cantor, CAPP I’ve finally accepted that 2022 is underway, not because I have some aversion to a new year or saying Happy New Year, but because I know that there is serious work to get done. Every year seems to bring new goals, challenges, and aspirations, but most Read More »

  • Bethlehem Parking Authority Continues Sustainability Efforts

    Bethlehem Parking Authority Continues Sustainability Efforts The Bethlehem Parking Authority took a big leap in 2021 to get closer to their Sustainability goals. This past year, the Bethlehem Parking Authority passed a Resolution committing to designing and building future parking structures sustainably, added to their electric vehicle charging stations and Read More »

  • Premium Parking Welcomes New Executive Leaders

    Premium Parking Welcomes New Executive Leaders Premium Parking, the integrated parking solutions provider, expands its executive leadership as it enters a new phase of growth in 2022. The executive leadership team welcomes Michael Collins as Chief Strategy Officer and Head of M&A. Michael has extensive experience over the past 20 years as Read More »

  • Supreme Court Blocks Covid Vaccine Mandate for Businesses

    By Michael J. Ash, Esq., CRE On January 13, the United States Supreme Court rejected an emergency mandate implemented by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requiring all workers at businesses with 100 or more employees to get COVID-19 vaccinations.  The emergency measure also required weekly COVID-19 testing for the unvaccinated and workplace Read More »

  • SpotHero Welcomes Karen Bartuch As VP of Brand Marketing

    SpotHero Welcomes Karen Bartuch As VP of Brand Marketing Former Amazon Brand, Digital and Go-To-Market Lead brings over 20 years of Brand Marketing leadership with plans to increase overall brand awareness and strategies for SpotHero. CHICAGO — SpotHero announces the hire of Karen Bartuch as VP of Brand Marketing. In Read More »

  • 2022 CAPP Board Election | Application Instructions

    The CAPP Certification Board is pleased to announce its Call for Nominations for individuals interested in serving as members of the CAPP Certification Board. For the 2022 election, there are TWO open seats on the CAPP Certification Board for a three-year term, beginning July 2022. Candidates interested in serving on Read More »

  • Focus on Your Employees

    By Shawn Conrad, CAE We’ve all seen the reports around the tight labor market and rightfully so. Hospitality, construction, retail, and manufacturing industries like parking and mobility are grappling with a shortage of workers as our businesses and economy inch forward. While the search for new employees is getting a Read More »

  • New Member Chat

    REGISTER HERE. New Member Chat Join members and staff to network and find out more about member benefits.  

  • The Benefits of Slowing Down

    By Sylvia Martinez-Mullally, MPA We’re speeding back up to a fast-paced world with plenty of distractions. Back to the politics of parking, putting out fires, and making sure everyone is okay. It’s been a time for reflection, reprioritizing, and, hopefully, slowing down to put yourself first. Yes, I said it! Read More »

  • Free Online Shoptalk January 19: The Impact of COVID-19 on Customer Behavior and the Future of the Parking Industry

    Free Online Shoptalk January 19: The Impact of COVID-19 on Customer Behavior and the Future of the Parking Industry Moderated by David Hoyt, ParkMobile Register for free here. Join IPMI for our next online Shoptalk addressing the parking, transportation, and mobility industry. Open to all, join us for discussions centered Read More »

  • Member News: Passport Welcomes Jim Stanley as VP Payment Sales

    Passport Welcomes Jim Stanley as VP Payment Sales Charlotte, N.C.  — Passport, a transportation software and payments company, is pleased to announce Jim Stanley has been appointed Vice President Payment Sales. In this role, Stanley will be responsible for driving overall profitable revenue growth and market demand to increase Passport’s Read More »

  • Member News: Lancaster Parking Authority Gears Up for Opening of New Multi-Faceted Parking Garage

    Lancaster Parking Authority Gears Up for Opening of New Parking Garage Project as Part of Ewell Plaza and New Public Library LANCASTER, PA — The construction of the Christian Street Parking Garage, future home of the Lancaster Public Library, new event space with green roof atop, 4,500 square feet of Read More »

  • podcast / video

    The Parking Podcast E64: An Interview with Gabe Klein and a Conversation about Cities

    E64: An Interview with Gabe Klein and a Conversation about Cities Gabe Klein, founding partner of Cityfi, discusses mobility, cities and Cityfi.

  • How to Implement Shared Parking

    The dentist needs parking during the day. The restaurant needs parking at night. Why wouldn’t they share a lot? Well, because depending on the circumstances, it’s complicated–way complicated. In this month’s Parking & Mobility magazine, Carmen Donnell, CAPP, shares a plan for implementing shared parking, from considerations to common barriers Read More »

  • ROPEd Into the Future

    By Kirk McManus The future of parking is already here. The next generation of parkers and parking entities will involve flying airships, driverless automobiles, a phone app, a web browser, and a car charger. Lift Aircraft already has an FAA-approved, single seat flying airship. A person with a backpack or Read More »

  • Member News: TEZ Technology Announces Addition of Key Leadership Positions to Help App-Free Solutions Into The Future

    TEZ Technology Announces Addition of Key Leadership Positions to Help App-Free Solutions Into The Future TEZ Technology (TEZ) is thrilled to announce the addition of two new key leadership positions and professionals who will help expand the development and integration of its app-free parking solutions into the future. JG Biebighauser​ Read More »

  • Member News: ParkMobile now available in Mt. Lebanon for Contactless Parking Payments

    ParkMobile now available in Mt. Lebanon for Contactless Payments ParkMobile is expanding its services to the Municipality of Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania. ParkMobile is available for both iPhone and Android devices, or can also be accessed on a mobile web browser. Through the partnership, ParkMobile will be available in more than Read More »

  • Making Resolutions Successful

    By Cindy Campbell I heard an interesting statistic this week about how quickly we tend to ditch our annual New Year’s resolutions. Oh sure, we have great intentions, but our follow through seems to be tripping us up. According to an Inc. article, 80 percent of the people who make Read More »

  • Awards Chat

    REGISTER HERE. We kick off the 2022 chat season with a live, interactive discussion of the IPMI Awards Programs. This year’s Call for Awards will be open from January 11 to March 15, 2022. Get all the details and information you need in advance to apply. Explore the Awards of Read More »

  • Member News: Propark Mobility Extends Texas Presence with Acquisition of Houston-Based Sovereign Services

    Propark Mobility Extends Texas Presence with Acquisition of Houston-Based Sovereign Services Propark Mobility announced today that the company acquired Sovereign Services, a parking management provider in Houston, Texas. “Sovereign Services is a phenomenal five-star parking management company. They have led the parking industry in Houston with a guest-first approach that Read More »

  • Member News: PSX is Exclusive Amano McGann Provider to The State of Michigan

    PSX is Exclusive Amano McGann Provider to The State of Michigan Amano McGann, Inc., the leading provider of Parking Access and Revenue Control Systems (PARCS) in North America, is pleased to announce PSX will be the sole authorized Dealer for the State of Michigan effective January 17th, 2022. PSX has Read More »

  • Member News: Walker Consultants Promotes Bob Stanley to Managing Director

    Walker Consultants Promotes Bob Stanley to Managing Director Walker Consultants, an industry leader in structural engineering, parking consulting, and building science expertise announced today that the Board of Directors has named Robert “Bob” Stanley, PE, NSPE, LEED AP BD +C, as Managing Director. In his new role, Mr. Stanley will Read More »

  • Member News: U.S. Department of Transportation Doubles Investment in Regional Infrastructure Accelerators Grant Program

    U.S. Department of Transportation Doubles Investment in Regional Infrastructure Accelerators Grant Program U.S. Department of Transportation Doubles Investment in Regional Infrastructure Accelerators Grant Program Program will provide $5 million more for expedited delivery of transportation infrastructure projects through innovative finance and delivery methods The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced Read More »

  • Member News: Blink Charging Launches Seven Next-Generation Electric Vehicle Charging Products at CES, Powering the Electrification of Transportation Globally

    Blink Charging Launches Seven Next-Generation Electric Vehicle Charging Products at CES, Powering the Electrification of Transportation Globally With seven new products spanning home, fleet, multifamily and retail charging, Blink is providing the industry’s only complete, end-to-end solution for the EV ecosystem and addressing critical EV charging infrastructure needs Blink Charging Read More »

  • Five Things About the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

    We know the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is important. We know it has a lot to do with transportation. But how’s a person supposed to figure out the important parts? Relax–IPMI’s got you. Don’t miss Five Things About the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal in this month’s Parking & Mobility magazine. Read More »

  • IPMI Webinar: Innovation Strategies for the Parking & Mobility Industry

    IPMI Webinar: Innovation Strategies for the Parking & Mobility Industry Presented by Katharine Beaty, TEZ REGISTER HERE. Purchase the annual webinar pass for $179 through December 31, 2021 here.  Member Rate: $35 per webinar, or $179 for the entire annual series through December 31, 2021. Non-member rate: $85 per webinar.  Read More »

  • The Cruising Phenomenon

    The U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently developed a tool to help cities help their drivers find parking and stop circling–after all, circling for parking creates a lot of downtown traffic. The first thing they did was study all that circling. And what they found was surprising: The top line Read More »

  • Frontline Fundamentals: Advance Your Career by Setting and Achieving Goals, Presented by Vicki Pero

    REGISTER HERE. View training summary and speaker information, and register for free today. Member Rate: Free; pre-registration required, Non-member rate: $35 registration fee.  Click the register link above to attend as a non-member. Join today and find out more about member benefits here. Frontline trainings are provided free of charge Read More »

  • New Life for Old Batteries

    By Leslie L. Stone, CAPP Although the internal combustion engine is not yet on life support, the lockstep march toward zero emissions is certainly well underway. The supply of petroleum-based fuels is finite and no one is arguing against cleaner air. California is leading the way with an executive order Read More »

  • #IPMI2022: Call for Presentations Closes on January 10 7 pm ET

    Visit the 2022 Parking & Mobility Conference & Expo website. 

  • Woman Launches “Don’t Curb the Access” Campaign

    A 21-year-old woman from Leicester, England, is getting press for her social media campaign urging drivers to be mindful of wheelchair access routes when they park. Umaymah Dakri, who has spina bifida, launched an Instagram account to document what happens to her when other drivers park blocking wheelchair routes. #DontCurbTheAccess Read More »

  • 2022 Board of Directors Election | Application Instructions

    The Nominating Committee of the International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI) is pleased to announce the annual Call for Nominations for individuals interested in serving as members of the IPMI Board of Directors. For the 2022 election, there are SIX open seats on the Board of Directors to be elected Read More »

  • Member News: Dave Ryan Promoted to President and CEO of Walker Consultants

    Dave Ryan Promoted to President and CEO The Board of Directors has named Dave Ryan, PE, as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Ryan was promoted to President and COO in September 2020 and has been with Walker since 1998 where his career in the company began as an internship with Read More »

  • Member News: ParkMobile App Hits the 30 Million User Milestone as Demand for Contactless Payments Increases

    ParkMobile App Hits the 30 Million User Milestone as Demand for Contactless Payments Increases The company rebounded from the impacts of COVID-19, setting new records for user growth, transaction volume, and revenue while expanding service into hundreds of new locations. ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions Read More »

  • Member News: UTEP, ParkMobile to Offer Reserved Parking for Campus Events

    UTEP, ParkMobile to Offer Reserved Parking for Campus Events Attendees of many UTEP events can use their mobile device to reserve parking in advance. The University of Texas at El Paso has entered a partnership with ParkMobile, a provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the U.S., to offer Read More »

  • Parking Challenge? Ask the Kids

    When on-street parking near a Cleveland elementary school became a bit more than challenging, the experts turned to a group of kids to figure things out. Fifth and eighth grade students at Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s Orchard STEM School were charged with finding room for 10 parking spaces while preserving Read More »

  • You Are a Content Creator

    By Melonie Curry, MBA The struggle is real for content creators. We are challenged weekly to think of new and attention-grabbing content about the service or products of our organizations. The reality is our perspective is limited to our experiences and exposure. We do not have the advantage of being Read More »

  • Member News: Talking About Parking Guidance System

    Talking About Parking Guidance System With the continuous improvement of people’s living standards and the increase in car ownership, more and more large parking lots with thousands of parking spaces have been established. Imagine what we might encounter when we drive to a large parking lot that is unfamiliar and Read More »

  • Predictions for the New Year

    By Erik Nelson, PCIP It is a rare opportunity to write a blog post in January.  Members of the IPMI’s Research & Innovation Task Force often discuss forward looking topics that are of importance to parking and mobility professionals. What better time to look forward than the start of a Read More »

  • A Fee That Works. Almost.

    By Chuck J. Boddy, CAPP On many college and university campuses, mandatory fees can increase the overall costs to attend an institution. From technology fees to other auxiliary fees such as recreation, student activities, or a transportation fee, many services or offerings would be impossible without a fee. At UMBC, Read More »

  • Member News: Bockbrader joins Oobeo, Inc. as commercial sales leader

    Bockbrader joins Oobeo, Inc. as commercial sales leader Oobeo, Inc., a parking technology company offering contactless parking software – is pleased to announce the hiring of Michael Bockbrader as its new director of sales, commercial. Mr. Bockbrader, a commercial real estate and strategic procurement professional, brings more than 25 years Read More »

  • Member News: 2021 Was A Banner Year for PayByPhone

    2021 Was A Banner Year for PayByPhone 2021 was another extraordinarily successful year for PayByPhone, the world’s leading mobile parking payment company. The year was marked by the introduction of PayByPhone Business, the world’s first mobile fleet management solution. The company also launched its parking payment management application in 25 Read More »

  • Detroit Launches Comprehensive Parking App

    The City of Detroit launched a new version of its parking app this weekend that allows users to identify where spaces are available, compare prices, and prepay for parking in off-street lots and garages. It includes parking in public and private lots and garages as well as metered, on-street spaces. Read More »

  • Happy Holidays

    From everyone at IPMI HQ to all of our members and friends, very happy holidays and wishes for a healthy and successful new year, whatever that looks like to you. Our office will be closed from Dec. 24 to Jan. 3, and we look forward to starting 2022 refreshed, energized, Read More »

  • Member News: Parkopedia launches ‘Park and Charge’ product to unify the fragmented public charging for EV drivers globally

    Parkopedia Park and Charge Press Release – English Version Parkopedia brings together interconnected parking and charging technologies to transform the EV driver experience, starting in Europe and North America ‘Park and Charge’ eliminates current driver pain points by combining high-quality EV charger static and dynamic data with existing in-vehicle payment Read More »

  • Member News: ParkMobile Expands into More Locations with Google Pay Direct Payment Option in Google Maps

    ParkMobile Expands into More Locations with Google Pay Direct Payment Option in Google Maps More Google users across the U.S. can quickly start a parking session using ParkMobile. ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the U.S., announced today another expansion of cities that can use Read More »

  • Member News: University of Massachusetts Expands ParkMobile Partnership to the Lowell Campus to Offer Contactless Parking Solutions

    University of Massachusetts Expands ParkMobile Partnership to the Lowell Campus to Offer Contactless Parking Solutions The partnership offers a safe, convenient way to pay for parking on campus using any mobile device. ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the U.S., is expanding its contactless parking Read More »

  • Member News: Humboldt State University digitizes parking operations with Passport

    Humboldt State University digitizes parking operations with Passport The California-based University gears up for the spring semester with launch of Passport Parking app Humboldt State University (HSU) is partnering with transportation software and payments company, Passport, to launch its first mobile payment application for parking. The app, Passport Parking, allows Read More »

  • Member News: University of Kansas offers more ways to pay for parking with Passport

    University of Kansas offers more ways to pay for parking with Passport Passport’s end-to-end digital mobility platform continues to expand across Lawrence, Kansas The University of Kansas is launching Passport’s leading digital mobility platform to offer students and faculty a more convenient way to pay for parking at more than Read More »

  • Give Them What They Need

    Staffing–recruiting, hiring, and retaining employees–has never been more of a challenge. What’s an organization to do? In this month’s Parking & Mobility magazine, HR expert Julius Rhodes, SPHR, says finding out what employees want from their jobs is critical–and there are several common things most employees say they want: Flexibility. Read More »

  • What is the Long-Term Impact of COVID on the Parking Industry?

    By Jeff Perkins The pandemic has not only changed the world forever, but has also had a significant impact on the parking industry. In 2020, the volume of parking significantly decreased, and many of the underlying consumer behaviors related to parking transformed. Now, as parking comes back and surpasses the Read More »

  • DOT, DOE Join Forces to Develop Nationwide EV Charging Network

    The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and Department of Energy (DOE) last week announced plans to “create a Joint Office of Energy and Transportation to support the deployment of $7.5 billion from the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to build out a national electric vehicle charging network that can build public Read More »

  • ‘Tis the Season: Goodwill Springs from a Parking Non-ticket

    A Philadelphia mom breathed a big sigh of relief and resolved to pay it forward after a Philadelphia Parking Authority officer left a note instead of a citation on her windshield. The woman’s inspection had inspired–it slipped her mind, she said–and her heart skipped a beat when she saw the Read More »

  • A Unique Second Chance to Make a Great First Impression

    As the COVID crisis continues winding down, the parking industry has been given a second chance to make a great first impression with the customers and institutions we support. As offices, schools, restaurants, venues, and tourist attractions continue reopening and welcoming back workers, students, and guests, parking operations will once Read More »

  • December 15 Webinar: Getting Smart: Strategies to Get Started Creating Smart Communities. Presented by Thomas Szubka, CAPP, Walker Consultants

    REGISTER HERE. View webinar description, learning objectives, and speaker details, and register for free today.  We have launched your new IPMI member portal.  Click here to login, reset your password, and register for these free trainings. If you have questions, or need assistance, please contact us here. Member Rate: $35 per webinar, Read More »

  • Tips for Efficient Cash Handling

    By Diane Santiago, CAPP As much as we want customers to use credit cards to pay for their parking fees, some don’t for whatever reason. Because cashiers accept cash, they need to know some basic practices: double-checking the amount tendered, not accepting counterfeit bills, counting back change, and always issuing Read More »

  • Winter Break in a Small College Town

    By Hal Robinson, CAPP Doing anything during the holiday season can be torture for those of us who hate crowds. Oxford, Miss., has a population of fewer than 30,000. During the regular academic year, close to 20,000 additional people reside in and around the city. So, when school is out, Read More »

  • USDOT Seeks Comment on Its Strategic Framework

    The U.S. Department of Transportation has asked for comments on its 2022-2026 strategic framework. According to a release: DOT is asking the public to help shape the Department’s goals and priorities as we work to transform the nation’s transportation system making it safer, more accessible, more reliable, and multi-modal, in Read More »

  • Member News: Amano McGann Names Tom Keeley Vice President of Canadian Operations

    Amano McGann Names Tom Keeley Vice President of Canadian Operations Amano McGann, Inc. (AMI), a leading provider of Parking Access and Revenue Control Systems (PARCS) in North America, is pleased to announce that Tom Keeley has joined AMI as Vice President of Canadian Operations. Based in Ottawa, Keeley will be Read More »

  • What’d You Say?

    By Kim Fernandez, CAE After two since-preschool lifetimes of power boating and with the prospect of a newly empty nest, my husband and I bought an old Flying Scot sailboat this year. We christened her “Wait Up,” to set expectations and after he did a bit of fiberglass repair, had Read More »

  • IPMI 2021: The Energy We Need

    By Patrick L. Wells The Super Bowl of Parking Conferences just concluded, and like many organizations, we didn’t know ahead of time what to expect. We heard the rumors that clients who normally attend had scrapped travel plans from a fear of health concerns. However, upon arriving in Tampa, I Read More »

  • Free Online Shoptalk December 8: The Year Ahead

    Free Online Shoptalk December 8: The Year Ahead Moderated by Casey Jones, CAPP, FLASH Register for free here. Join IPMI for our next online Shoptalk addressing the parking, transportation, and mobility industry’s response and recovery planning. Open to all, join us for discussions centered on best practices, next steps, and Read More »

  • Member News: Verra Mobility Completes Acquisition of T2 Systems

    VERRA MOBILITY COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF T2 SYSTEMS Verra Mobility (NASDAQ: VRRM), a leading provider of smart mobility technology solutions, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of T2 Systems, an expert in parking management solutions in North America, for $347 million on a cash-free and debt-free basis, plus an Read More »

  • Member News: ParkMobile Announces Partnership with the Town of Telluride, Colorado, to Offer Contactless Parking Payments Just in Time for Ski Season

    ParkMobile Announces Partnership with the Town of Telluride, Colorado, to Offer Contactless Parking Payments Just in Time for Ski Season The new partnership offers a safe, convenient way to pay for parking throughout the city using any mobile device.   ParkMobile, the #1 parking app in the U.S., announced that Read More »

  • Getting Smart

    By Tom Szubka, CAPP These days, everything around us is getting smart–your phone, your watch, even the light bulbs in your house. Smart can make things easier–in some places you can have groceries delivered to your door by hollering at Alexa without getting out of bed. Smart can be annoying–Alexa Read More »

  • Member News: North Carolina Central University Expands ParkMobile Partnership to Offer Parking Reservations for Football Games

    North Carolina Central University Expands ParkMobile Partnership to Offer Parking Reservations for Football Games Fans attending North Carolina Central University football games this fall can conveniently reserve parking prior to the game using any mobile device. ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the U.S., is Read More »

  • Member News: ParkMobile and Texas Woman’s University Partner for Contactless Campus Parking

    ParkMobile and Texas Woman’s University Partner for Contactless Campus Parking The new partnership offers a safe, convenient way to pay for parking on campus using any mobile device. ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the U.S., is bringing its popular contactless parking solution to the Read More »

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    The Parking Podcast E63: Parking Gives Back

     E63: Parking Gives Back Toys for Tots, Food for Fines and School Supplies for Something.  

  • A Farewell to Arms (Gate Arms, That Is)

    By L. Dennis Burns, CAPP My parking journey began as a long-term parking lot attendant at the new (at the time) Charlotte Douglas International Airport nearly 40 years ago. I spent the first 20 years in operations/management and the second 20 years as a consultant. I have found parking, as Read More »

  • Member News: Passport adds new partner to digital mobility platform

    Passport adds new partner to digital mobility platform The company offers more ways to pay for parking with Way.com Transportation software and payments company Passport announces its partnership with Way.com, a car services app that provides users with an easy and affordable way to find, book and pay for quality Read More »

  • Member News: Passport & iAccess Life survey to create safer, more accessible parking in Atlanta

    Passport & iAccess Life survey to create safer, more accessible parking in Atlanta Community feedback will allow cities to make equitable improvements to the parking experience. Passport, a transportation software and payments company, is teaming up with iAccess Life and SP+ to launch a survey designed to make parking environments Read More »

  • Call for Presentations Opens for 2022 IPMI Parking & Mobility Conference & Expo

    Visit the 2022 Parking & Mobility Conference & Expo website. 

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    2021 IPMI Parking & Mobility Conference & Expo, Tampa, Florida

    November 29 – December 2, 2021 JW Marriott Tampa Water Street REGISTRATION OPEN NOW We know much about the parking & mobility industry’s premier Conference & Expo will be different this year. Our collective—and our members’ individual—recovery efforts and the still-emerging “new normal” affect the entire IPMI community. Our Board, volunteers, Read More »

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    IPMI sends all of our friends in parking and mobility Thanksgiving wishes for a happy holiday. We are always thankful to be part of this amazing community. The IPMI Blog will be quiet next week while we’re attending #IPMI2021 in Tampa. We’ll look forward to seeing you here when we Read More »

  • Member News: Brosius will lead FLASH’s technology commercialization to modernize ungated parking assets

    Brosius will lead FLASH’s technology commercialization to modernize ungated parking assets FLASH, the leader in connected mobility, today announced the appointment of industry-changemaker Todd Brosius as the President of Ungated and Digital Solutions. As FLASH expands its end-to-end mobility platform, Brosius will oversee the growth of operating system solutions for Read More »

  • Reconsidering Design to Boost Sustainability

    By Jim Anderson Much attention is being given to the environment (rightly so), from recycling plastics to alternative energy to carbon reduction in the atmosphere. Greenhouse gases are emitted in many of the things we do. Human mobility using personal vehicles, planes, trains and other combustion fueled mobility is a Read More »

  • Member News: The Car Park Welcomes New Vice President of Governmental and Institutional Services Accelerating Its Expansion into Municipal Markets

    The Car Park Welcomes New Vice President of Governmental and Institutional Services Accelerating Its Expansion into Municipal Markets The Car Park is very pleased to announce that Steve Hernandez joins as The Car Park’s Vice President of Governmental and Institutional Services. Steve’s responsibilities will include working with our existing client Read More »

  • Curb Lane Management: Practical Implementation and Challenges

    By L. Dennis Burns, CAPP Curb lane management has become one of the biggest parking industry focus areas in the past few years. Across the country, cities are recognizing the value of their curb lanes as a finite and valuable infrastructure resource. Ultimately, the strategies being developed today to better Read More »

  • Out of Office–All the Details or Not So Much?

    By Tina Altman With the holidays and the most exciting event in parking and mobility quickly approaching, out-of-office auto-replies (OOOs) are going to flood inboxes for sure. As an association, we get many of these. Some are direct, some are very detailed, and some make me LOL. I always try Read More »

  • Member News: Deep Learning for License Plate Recognition

    Deep Learning for License Plate Recognition Referring to license plate recognition, one thing that cannot be avoided is “deep learning algorithm”. In terms of marketing promotion, the parking equipment manufacturers often advertise that their license plate recognition products are using deep learning, artificial intelligence and even reach a recognition rate Read More »

  • Thankful for Parking

    By Brandy Stanley, CAPP It’s the season to reflect on what we are thankful for, and being thankful that our industry is quickly recovering is near the top of my list.  While it is clear that COVID caused some significant upheaval in typical parker behavior, it is equally clear that Read More »

  • Free Nov. 17 Learning Lab: Parking Masterclass: The New Tech Transforming Campus Mobility at The Ohio State University, Presented by Spot

    Parking Masterclass: The New Tech Transforming Campus Mobility at The Ohio State University Presented by Spot Free to all, pre-registration required.  Register here. 

  • Member News: Blink Charging Names Seasoned Transportation Executive, Amy Dobrikova as Vice President of Fleet Solutions

    Blink Charging Names Seasoned Transportation Executive, Amy Dobrikova as Vice President of Fleet Solutions Ms. Dobrikova will lead Blink’s go-to-market strategy as the Company expands its charging infrastructure offerings, scaling its fleet and multi-unit EV charging products as these sectors grow Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK, BLNKW) (“Blink” or the “Company”), Read More »

  • Parksmart Advisor, Online, Instructor-Led Training: November 17, 2021

    Register here for this event. $275 for IPMI Members Non-Members may attend for a $495 registration fee. Click the register link above to attend as a non-member.

  • Member News: ParkHub Names Danielle Kormushoff as Chief Technology Officer

    ParkHub Names Danielle Kormushoff as Chief Technology Officer Leading B2B parking technology provider recognizes the leader’s critical accomplishments through recent promotion. Leading B2B parking technology provider, ParkHub, today announced Danielle Kormushoff has been named Chief Technology Officer. As the company’s CTO, Kormushoff will spearhead research and development strategies integral to the company’s Read More »

  • Innovative Collaboration: A Smart, Connected Community

    By Mark Santos, CAPP Interest in smart and connected communities continues to grow as the public explores and better understands the associated benefits including data-driven decision making, increased safety, sustainable initiatives, improved transportation, upgraded infrastructure, and enhanced quality of life. Lake Nona, a 17-square mile community in Orlando located near Read More »

  • Frontline Fundamentals: Situational Awareness. Presented by Shawn McCormick

    REGISTER HERE. View training summary and speaker information, and register for free today. We have launched your new IPMI member portal.  Click here to login, reset your password, and register for these free trainings. If you have questions, or need assistance, please contact us here. Member Rate: Free; pre-registration required, Non-member Read More »

  • Florida Parking & Transportation Association (FPTA) Annual Conference & Trade Show

    Annual Conference — Florida Parking and Transportation Association (flapta.org)

  • Investing in Infrastructure

    By Robert Ferrin, CAPP As parking and mobility professionals, you cannot help but get excited about the passing of the Infrastructure Bill. There is no denying our transportation, telecommunications, power, and water systems are aging and in need of modernization. The generational investment included in the Infrastructure Bill will be Read More »

  • Parksmart Advisor, Online, Instructor-Led Training: November 15, 2021

    Register here for this event. $275 for IPMI Members Non-Members may attend for a $495 registration fee. Click the register link above to attend as a non-member.

  • Member News: ParkEngage Introduces Online Reservations to Suite of Touchless Parking Services

    ParkEngage Introduces Online Reservations to Suite of Touchless Parking Services ParkEngage recently introduced its new Online Reservations service. This development is designed to enable parking facility owners and operators to provide their regular and prospective patrons the opportunity to make online reservations to park in any of their parking facilities. Read More »

  • Member News: ParkEngage Touchless Parking Goes Live at Zoo Atlanta

    ParkEngage Touchless Parking Goes Live at Zoo Atlanta ParkEngage Touchless Parking recently went live at the new Zoo Atlanta Parking Facility. Working with AAA Parking, ParkEngage is integrating its touchless parking technology at the 1,000-space Grant Park Gateway parking facility. This new technology will transform the parking experience of the Read More »

  • Early-Bird Registration Deadline for #IPMI2021: November 15

    REGISTER TODAY. Don’t miss the early-bird rates for the 2021 IPMI Parking & Mobility Conference & Expo in Tampa, Fla.

  • Purdue, Ford Develop What Could Be Five-minute EV Charging

    A joint project between Purdue University and Ford may have developed five-minute charging for electric vehicles. Researchers said their new type of charging cable is capable of carrying a much higher load without overheating, which has been the barrier to faster charging than the 30 minutes offered by Level 3 Read More »

  • IPMI Shoptalk: Diversity: Rising through the Ranks

    Register for Free Industry Shoptalks here. 

  • Climbing Up and Reaching Down

    By Kim Fernandez, CAE Larry Culp, CEO of General Electric, has been in the news a lot this week. I must admit that I didn’t know who he was until last winter, when my daughter and a tiny college in a tiny town on Maryland’s Eastern Shore chose each other. Read More »

  • Member News: Parkopedia partners with INDIGO Group’s OPnGO to strengthen parking reservation and payment services in Europe

    Parkopedia partners with INDIGO Group’s OPnGO to strengthen parking reservation and payment services in Europe OPnGO’s services will be integrated into Parkopedia’s consumer applications as well as in-car solutions for automakers, enabling drivers to make parking reservations and payments via the vehicle’s infotainment screen OPnGO provides digital frontend services for Read More »

  • Empathy in Action

    By Ana Hengist Try to remember the last time you felt very angry or upset. I am pretty sure the signals were visible, from the look in your eyes to your tone of voice and body language, right? Imagine at that moment, someone who is clearly happy approaching you to Read More »

  • Member News: ParkMobile Partners with Portland State University to Provide Contactless Parking Payments on Campus

    ParkMobile Partners with Portland State University to Provide Contactless Parking Payments on Campus Amid COVID-19 concerns, students, faculty, and visitors will have the option to skip the meter and pay for parking via mobile app. ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the U.S., announced today Read More »

  • Putting Places Worth Visiting in Parking Priorities

    Traditional cities are typically found on and around transport routes–rivers, roads and railways. They occupy strategic locations for trade, security, crossings, and meeting points. Streets/roads define the city/urban form as both paths and edges. In the past few centuries, attempts to fix the city have focused on the restructuring of Read More »

  • IPMI November 10 Webinar: The Truth Behind Common Parking Myths. Presented by Michael Pendergrass, Watry Design, Inc. & Matt Davis.

    REGISTER HERE. View webinar description, learning objectives, and speaker details, and register for free today.  We have launched your new IPMI member portal.  Click here to login, reset your password, and register for these free trainings. If you have questions, or need assistance, please contact us here. Member Rate: $35 per webinar, Read More »

  • Parksmart Advisor, Online, Instructor-Led Training: November 10, 2021

    Register here for this event. $275 for IPMI Members Non-Members may attend for a $495 registration fee. Click the register link above to attend as a non-member.

  • The Paths to Procurement: Implementing Digital Strategies for the Future

    By Mollie Bolin When city leaders are preparing to procure new or updated mobility solutions, they often ask questions such as, “How do I write a request that opens a bid up to a wider range of respondents?” “I have an urgent need–is there a way to speed up my Read More »

  • Member News: ParkHub Launches CurbTrac in San Luis Obispo

    ParkHub Launches CurbTrac in San Luis Obispo The company’s parking management platform was selected to streamline the parking experience. ParkHub, the leading B2B parking technology provider, was selected by the City of San Luis Obispo to power the city’s mobile parking payment program. ParkHub’s CurbTrac platform will allow the city’s Read More »

  • The Truth Behind Common Parking Myths

    By Matt Davis and Michael Pendergrass, AIA, LEED AP, DBIA While parking structures are an extremely common building type, there are a great deal of misconceptions about them. Are parking structures as unsafe as Hollywood leads us to believe? Are they ugly, necessary evils? Is there a single, credible answer Read More »

  • Parksmart Advisor, Online, Instructor-Led Training: November 8, 2021

    Register here for this event. $275 for IPMI Members Non-Members may attend for a $495 registration fee. Click the register link above to attend as a non-member.

  • Member News: Verra Mobility to Acquire T2 Systems, a Leading Provider of Parking Management Solutions

    Verra Mobility to Acquire T2 Systems, a Leading Provider of Parking Management Solutions Acquisition expands Verra Mobility’s portfolio of smart mobility technologies that make transportation safer and easier Verra Mobility (NASDAQ: VRRM), a leading provider of smart mobility technology solutions, announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire privately Read More »

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    The Parking Podcast E62: An Interview with Nathan Donnell and a Conversation about EV Charging

    An Interview with Nathan Donnell and a Conversation about EV Charging Nathan Donnell, Director at ChargePoint, discusses EV Charging, curb management and ChargePoint.  

  • GM’s Cruise Shows Off First Autonomous Ride in San Francisco

    Cruise, GM’s autonomous-vehicle arm, showed off video of its first driverless ride in San Francisco last week. The company recently began offering the journeys in its Bolt-based autonomous cars to company employees and other invited guests in the city. Company President Kyle Vogt was the first to hail a driverless Read More »

  • Member News: UWM partners with Passport to offer contactless parking payment options

    UWM partners with Passport to offer contactless parking payment options More than 3,500 spaces available for students and faculty to pay for parking from their smartphones The University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (UWM) is launching the Passport Parking application to offer students and faculty a more convenient way to pay for Read More »

  • My Top Five TED Talks

    By Rita Pagan, DES One of the best things about TED Talks is that there is literally something for everyone. I try and set aside five or 10 minutes a week to watch a TED Talk. Sometimes they are inspiring or interesting, and sometimes it’s just a much-needed mental break. Read More »

  • Accredited Parking Organization (APO) Site Reviewer Renewal Training – November 4, 2021

    Register here for this event. $150 for IPMI Members This course is open to all site reviewers whose certification will be ending on 12/31/2021. Non-Members may attend for a $300 registration fee. Click the register link above to attend as a non-member.

  • Mid-Atlantic Parking Association (MAPA) Annual Conference

    Mid-Atlantic Parking Association Annual Conference November 4-5, 2021 Baltimore, MD Kimpton Hotel Monaco, 2 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 Plan ahead to attend the annual MAPA Annual Conference in Baltimore, November 4-5. Join us at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco for two days of education, professional development, and networking. Connect with industry Read More »

  • Parking and Mobility Ideas That Change the World

    Parking and mobility make people, businesses, and communities move–they change the world. After the 18 months or so we’ve had and all IPMI members have done for their communities, we think it’s about time everybody else knew it. Fast Company‘s World Changing Ideas competition might just be the way that Read More »

  • November 3, 2021 Free Online Shoptalk: Diversity: Rising Through the Ranks. A panel discussion moderated by Gary Means, CAPP

    Join IPMI for our next online Shoptalk addressing the parking, transportation, and mobility industry’s response and recovery planning. Open to all, join us for discussions centered on best practices, next steps, and the challenges ahead.

  • Efficient Enforcement Offers a Path to Recovery

    By Melina Morokhovich and Poppy Guloien The parking, mobility, and transportation industry is always adapting to the ever-changing environment, but who knew what was headed our way in 2020? The impact of COVID-19 on the parking industry has been widespread and devastating: empty offices, hotels, stadiums, and entertainment venues; lost Read More »

  • Frontline Fundamentals: Refocused and Refreshed: Experiential Customer Service. Presented by Dennis Burns, CAPP

    REGISTER HERE. View training summary and speaker information, and register for free today. We have launched your new IPMI member portal.  Click here to login, reset your password, and register for these free trainings. If you havece questions, or need assistance, please contact us here. Member Rate: Free; pre-registration required, Read More »

  • Member News: Passport Parking launches in the Borough of East Stroudsburg, PA

    Passport Parking launches in the Borough of East Stroudsburg, PA Mobile payment option for parking now available through Passport’s digital platform  The Borough of East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania is digitizing its parking operations with Passport, a leading transportation software and payments company that is trusted by cities to manage their parking Read More »

  • Member News: ParkMobile to Expand Its Services in the City of Redondo Beach to Cover More Locations for Contactless Parking Payments

    ParkMobile to Expand Its Services in the City of Redondo Beach to Cover More Locations for Contactless Parking Payments   ParkMobile, a premier parking app in the U.S, announced that it will be expanding its services in the City of Redondo Beach, California. This is part of the city’s plan Read More »

  • Member News: Passport welcomes Catherine Dunwoodie as VP Client Success

    Passport welcomes Catherine Dunwoodie as VP Client Success   Passport, a transportation software and payments company, is pleased to announce Catherine Dunwoodie has been appointed Vice President Client Success. In this role, Dunwoodie will be responsible for expanding a robust customer success department, ensuring operational excellence while driving clients to Read More »

  • Real-life Experience with Van-accessible Parking Stalls

    By Diane Santiago, CAPP As a paraplegic who drives a ramp van, whether I am driving to a hospital, college, airport, or shopping area, one of my biggest anxieties is driving to a parking facility and looking for a van-accessible ADA stall–especially if I am driving alone. Many lots do Read More »

  • Hertz to Rent Teslas to Uber Drivers

    Car rental giant Hertz announced this week a $4 billion deal to  purchase 100,000 electric Tesla vehicles, and said half those cars would be made available to Uber drivers at low rates. TNC drivers with high ratings and at least 150 Uber trips in some markets will be able to Read More »

  • It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like IPMI!

    By Shawn Conrad, CAE Fall has always been one of my favorite seasons. I love the tapestry of colors you see when walking through the woods, I get ready to follow the MLB playoffs and World Series, and I look forward to the Thanksgiving holiday, when my extended family converges Read More »

  • Member News: North Carolina Central University Expands ParkMobile Partnership to Offer Parking Reservations for Football Games

    North Carolina Central University Expands ParkMobile Partnership to Offer Parking Reservations for Football Games Fans attending North Carolina Central University football games this fall can conveniently reserve parking prior to the game using any mobile device. ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the U.S., is Read More »

  • Member News: University of South Florida Expands ParkMobile Partnership to St. Petersburg Campus

    University of South Florida Expands ParkMobile Partnership to St. Petersburg Campus ParkMobile offers a safe and convenient way for students, faculty, and visitors to pay for parking on campus using any mobile device.   ParkMobile, the #1 parking app in North America, is extending its popular contactless parking solutions to Read More »

  • Return to Work–Maybe?

    By Brett Wood, CAPP, PE We’ve been waiting forever. The return to the office. Some already clamoring to get back to full-time life. Some deciding that stay-at-home was forever. Some that just want a little bit of both. Based on projections in early summer 2021, we were all circling Labor Read More »

  • Member News: ParkMobile Announces a Partnership with University of Louisville, Offering Parking Reservations for Football Games

    ParkMobile Announces a Partnership with University of Louisville, Offering Parking Reservations for Football Games Fans attending University of Louisville football games this fall can conveniently reserve parking prior to the event using any mobile device. ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the U.S., is now Read More »

  • Member News: Parkopedia and MXNavi to provide parking payment services to Honda drivers in China

    Parkopedia and MXNavi to provide parking payment services to Honda drivers in China   Honda drivers in China will be the first to find nearby available parking via voice assistance, and pay for their parking via integrated services, as Parkopedia partners with telematics technology firm, MXNavi. The new partnership will Read More »

  • From Static Storage to an Engaged Curb for People and Goods

    By Benito Pérez, CAPP; Lawrence Marcus; Alejandra Argudin, CAPP; and Michael Sawyer Parking management demands have evolved in the past two decades while municipal practice is catching up. There are several components for organizations to consider, including  technology and   workforce development to the evolution from being  a storage manager Read More »

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    The Parking Podcast E61: An Interview with Carmen Donnell and a Conversation about Change

    An Interview with Carmen Donnell and a Conversation about Change Carmen Donnell, Vice President of Sales, North America, at PayByPhone, discusses change, PayByPhone and mobile payments.

  • Public Art Mural With a Message

    By Gary Means, CAPP Parking garages are a perfect location for public art. Not long after the murder of George Floyd, one of our Lexington Parking Authority board members asked if we would consider commissioning an art mural supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. After a short discussion, pursuing a Read More »

  • Southwest Parking & Transportation Association (SWPTA) Fall Conference

    October 25-27, 2021 * Las Vegas, NV 2021 Fall Conference * October 25-27* Las Vegas, NV It’s been a long time since we, parking and transportation colleagues, have been able to get together in person. But the time has come to gather once again in Las Vegas at the Golden Read More »

  • Federal Climate Adaptation Plans Will Affect Cities, Transit

    More than 20 U.S. federal agencies released climate adaptation plans in response to an executive order asking government as a whole to address climate change. Plans to mitigate environmental effects while increasing equity and access to services that include transit were developed by agencies that include Housing and Urban Development Read More »

  • Member News: Parking Guidance System: A Necessary Part in the Modern Parking Lot, Shared by Jieshun

    Parking Guidance System: A Necessary Part in the Modern Parking Lot Parking guidance system has gradually become an indispensable part of modern parking lots. More and more people are beginning to understand it, get used to it, and start to like it. The parking guidance system perfectly solves the problems Read More »

  • Member News: Parkmobile Expands its Presence to Puerto Rico and Launches at Distrito T-Mobile Offering Contactless Parking Systems

    Parkmobile Expands its Presence to Puerto Rico and Launches at Distrito T-Mobile Offering Contactless Parking Systems Visitors to the innovative entertainment center will be able to use the mobile app to pay for parking San Juan, PR – October 20, 2021– ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility Read More »

  • Member News: ParkMobile Services Expanded to Offer Parking Reservations for OHIO Football Games

    ParkMobile Services Expanded to Offer Parking Reservations for OHIO Football Games This season, fans attending Ohio University football games can conveniently reserve parking prior to the event using any mobile device. Athens, OH – October 6, 2021 – ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the Read More »

  • Collaborating on Parking’s Big Challenges

    By Cindy Campbell There have been several recent Forum posts regarding the increasing hostilities our frontline personnel have been encountering with members of the public. While not unique to parking and transportation organizations, this troubling trend is affecting our organizations in a variety of ways. We hear concerns regarding employee Read More »

  • Online Instructor Led Learning: Wicked Problem Solving – October 21, 2021

    Register here for this event. $150 for IPMI Members Non-Members may attend for a $300 registration fee. Click the register link above to attend as a non-member.  Need help logging in? Contact us at professionaldevelopment@parking-mobility.org. NOT A MEMBER? JOIN TODAY. Wicked Problem Solving In this intermediate-level course, industry leaders Read More »

  • How Close Knit We Are

    By Victor Hill, CAPP, MPA A running theme in our industry is just how tight knit we are, whether we compete for customers or work together to solve common problems. And then there was the time I reconnected with an old friend I hadn’t seen in more than 20 years. Read More »

  • October 20, 2021 IPMI Webinar: How U.S. Cities Can Learn from Smart City Innovations in Europe. Presented by David Parker, Cleverciti.

    REGISTER HERE. View webinar description, learning objectives, and speaker details, and register for free today.  We have launched your new IPMI member portal.  Click here to login, reset your password, and register for these free trainings. If you have questions, or need assistance, please contact us here. Member Rate: $35 per webinar, Read More »

  • Toeing the Line on Towing: Balancing Parking Enforcement and Homelessness

    By Allison von Ebers, Kris Becker, Jacque West, and Kirstin Davis Like many jurisdictions, Spokane, Washington’s 311 system receives complaints about inhabited RVs and vehicles in neighborhoods on a daily basis. Waste, garbage, and noise can cause neighbors to call and file complaints with the Police Department and Code Enforcement. Read More »

  • Frontline Fundamentals: The Undercover Consultant. Presented by Nicole Chinea, CAPP

    REGISTER HERE. View training summary and speaker information, and register for free today. We have launched your new IPMI member portal.  Click here to login, reset your password, and register for these free trainings. If you have questions, or need assistance, please contact us here. Member Rate: Free; pre-registration required, Non-member Read More »

  • Online Instructor Led Learning: Wicked Problem Solving – October 19, 2021

    Register here for this event. $150 for IPMI Members Non-Members may attend for a $300 registration fee. Click the register link above to attend as a non-member.

  • Negative Online Reviews: What’s Really Going On?

    By Melonie Curry, MBA Don’t we all cringe when we see that negative review on Facebook or Google? Because a driver made the choice to ignore the sign, we are now scammers and money grabbers. As an organization that issues parking citations, too many limit their reviews of our services Read More »

  • Safe Parking for Vehicle Residents Grows

    Arvada, Colo., is the latest municipality to offer safe, overnight parking for people living in their vehicles as homelessness grows. Colorado Safe Parking Initiative runs several lots in the state, mostly around Denver, to provide sheltered places for overnight parking and sleeping. It’s a growing trend throughout the U.S., with Read More »

  • Where Did They Go?

    By Kathleen Federici, MEd Recently, I have had several experiences that will not be new to most everyone reading this. Restaurants in my area are now closed certain days of the week, children’s activities and amusements closed on certain days, even our local gardens and zoos are now closed one Read More »

  • Member News: ParkMobile Welcomes Two Technology Vice Presidents

    ParkMobile Welcomes Two Technology Vice Presidents Atlanta, GA – October 5, 2021 –  ParkMobile, the #1 parking app in North America, announced today the hirings of Kara Womack as VP of Product and Chris Henderson as VP of Mobile and Web Engineering. Combined, they have over 30 years of experience Read More »

  • Pacific Intermountain Parking & Transportation Association (PIPTA) Roadshow Event

    Free to ALL attendees! Continental Breakfast and lunch will be served.  Join PIPTA at the  Grand Hyatt Denver, 1750 Welton Street, Denver, CO 80202-3999.  Agenda to follow. Find out more about the event here!

  • How U.S. Cities Can Learn from Smart City Innovations in Europe

    By David Parker European cities tend to be forward-thinking on smart city topics, including smart parking. For example, the City of Cologne, Germany has deployed the world’s most comprehensive turn-by-turn parking guidance system, leading the way for cities globally to grow revenues while reducing vehicle minutes traveled, traffic congestion, and Read More »

  • California Public Parking Association (CPPA)Virtual Conference Begins

    2021 CPPA Virtual Conference | California Public Parking Association (cppaparking.org)

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion In The Age of Mobility

    By Marcía L. Alvarado, PE For as long as it’s been around, urban planning has failed to sufficiently consider diversity, equity, inclusion, and impact. Historically “groundbreaking” urban planning trends, however well-intentioned, negatively impacted and disrupted the lives of marginalized groups. Although implemented 100 years ago, exclusionary zoning laws created to Read More »

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    The Parking Podcast E60; An Interview with Maria Irshad and a Conversation about Parking Benefit Districts

    An Interview with Maria Irshad and a Conversation about Parking Benefit Districts Maria Irshad, CAPP, Assistant Director with ParkHouston, discusses parking benefit districts, Houston parking and Hamilton.

  • New York State Parking & Transportation Association (NYSPTA) Fall Conference & Expo

    NYSPTA Fall Conference, October 12-14, 2021, Watkins Glen, NY We are thrilled to bring our members and industry professionals from throughout the region together for a smaller, more intimate event in the scenic New York destination of the Finger Lakes. The conference will be an opportunity for attendees to reconnect and Read More »

  • Industry Disconnect: Cutting Edge vs. Reality

    By Kevin White, CAPP, AICP I fear there may be a disconnect developing between a lot of parking and mobility industry discourse around new, “cutting edge” technology and many municipalities and parking operations across the United States and beyond. It seems every time I turn around, there are new vendors Read More »

  • Making Fun a Part of the Parking Equation

    Making Fun a Part of the Parking Equation By Andrew Sachs, CAPP When people think of parking, “fun” doesn’t usually come to mind. But it could–and it should. As parking managers, it’s easy to be dazzled by numbers. How many parkers do you see in a day? How long do Read More »

  • D.C. Considers Shrinking Residential Permit Parking Zones

    Washington, D.C. is considering breaking up its residential parking permit zones. Under a D.C. Council bill, the city’s current eight zones would become 41, reducing the area where residents could park with permits. Currently, D.C. residents may park anywhere in the city wards where they live. Under the new system, Read More »

  • Do Less

    By Rachel Yoka, CAPP, LEED AP BD+C Change is hard (at least in my house). Daylight Savings time is the worst.  A few years back, it dawned on me that the entire experience of springing ahead (like that’s a positive thing) put the whole family into a tailspin.  Falling back Read More »

  • When Emotions Don’t Match the Situation, Hide Behind Policy

    By Matt Penney, CAPP Baylor Parking Services has a heart for service.  Staff greet customers with a smile and a hearty hello, Texas style–say howdy to everyone. As friendly as our office likes to be, there is a phrase that we use that sets a boundary for our customer service Read More »

  • Not Your Grandfather’s Parking Garage: How Parking Technology Helps Parking Owners Thrive

    By Matt Jobin and Kevin Bopp During the past 18 months, the parking industry has experienced dramatic change, perhaps more than at any other time–at least since Model Ts started rolling off the assembly line. There’s no crystal ball that enables parking owners to see the future and recognize whether Read More »

  • Member News: Monument Parking Partners With Propark Mobility to Enhance Washington, D.C. Parking

    Monument Parking Partners With Propark Mobility to Enhance Washington, D.C. Parking Washington, D.C. – Monument Parking of Washington, D.C., and Propark Mobility of Hartford, Connecticut, are pleased to announce their new strategic partnership in the Washington-Metropolitan area. Monument Parking, now recognized as one of the most established parking companies in Read More »

  • Member News: ParkMobile Announces Partnership with the City of Arcata, California to Make Parking a Seamless Experience

    ParkMobile Announces Partnership with the City of Arcata, California to Make Parking a Seamless Experience The partnership offers contactless and easy-to-use ways to pay for parking throughout the city using any mobile device. Arcata, CA – October 4, 2021 – ParkMobile, the #1 parking app in the U.S, announced that Read More »

  • Member News: ParkMobile Announces Partnership with Athena Partners Strategy Group

    ParkMobile Announces Partnership with Athena Partners Strategy Group Athena is now representing ParkMobile with the goal to increase ParkMobile’s sales efforts for on-demand parking and reservations. ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the U.S, is now being represented by Athena Partners Strategy Group LLC (APSG), Read More »

  • Member News: FAAC Group Appoints Luca Bovalino, CEO

    FAAC Group, Italian multinational leader in the sector of automation of vehicle and pedestrian access and revenue control systems, appointed Luca Bovalino, CEO of HUB Parking Technology North America, as CEO of all the Parking Business Line in North America, which includes HUB Parking Technology, TIBA Parking Solutions, Signature Control Read More »

  • Carolinas Parking & Mobility Association Annual Conference & Tradeshow

    Carolinas Parking & Mobility Association 2021 Annual Conference & Tradeshow Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort, Cherokee, North Carolina Contact:    Marilyn Etheridge, Metheridge1@verizon.net

  • Embracing Culture, Looking Ahead

    In 2012, the City of Durham, N.C., was faced with a challenge: The downtown area was growing with planned mixed-use, residential, commercial/retail, and hospitality developments among an already overrun parking infrastructure. First, the city enlisted a consultant to conduct a needs assessment and feasibility study of transitioning an existing urban Read More »

  • Cities Move to Make COVID-inspired Parking Features Permanent

    Delaware City became the next municipality to consider making COVID-inspired on-street parking changes permanent last week when its city council moved to keep “grab and go” downtown parking spaces for the long haul. Twenty-three such on-street spaces will stay in the downtown permanently, allowing drivers to park for up to Read More »

  • Bring Mine to the Curb, Please

    By Tina Altman Do you think curbside pickup should continue once things get back to “normal?” I used the Walmart pick up/delivery services long before COVID-19 came along. I’m not a shopper and would much rather select what I need and move on to better things. I’m all for the Read More »

  • PARCS Re-creation: Implementing a Large Project Imperfectly

    By Christina Ryan; Ben Schnabel, CAPP; and Brian McGann Thinking about replacing your aging parking system and equipment? Wondering what new technology would do for the efficiency of your parking environment? This type of large-scale project can seem too overwhelming to even begin to think about.  Executing a large project Read More »

  • Member News: ParkVia Scores AGS Hat-Trick with Southampton Airport Deal

    ParkVia Scores AGS Hat-Trick with Southampton Airport Deal ParkVia, one of the world’s largest parking comparison services, has secured a new deal with Southampton Airport. The collaboration will see the regional airport’s parking products served on parkvia.com and through other sites in the ParkVia network including British Airways. The airport Read More »

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    The Parking Podcast E59: SWPTA Fall Conference

    SWPTA Fall Conference SWPTA Fall Conference News and Rebroadcasting E44: An Interview with Andrew Vidor and a Conversation about Staying Connected

  • Ford Invests Big in EVs, Batteries

    Ford Motor Company this week announced it’s investing more than $11 billion in two plants to produce electric vehicles (EVs) and EV batteries, with Executive Chair Bill Ford saying, “We’re on the cusp of a revolution.” The company will build two plants in Tennessee and Kentucky to produce electric cars Read More »

  • Frontline Fundamentals: Managing Customers in a Remote Environment. Presented by Maggie Vercoe

    REGISTER HERE. View training summary and speaker information, and register for free today. We have launched your new IPMI member portal.  Click here to login, reset your password, and register for these free trainings. If you have questions, or need assistance, please contact us here. Member Rate: Free; pre-registration required, Non-member Read More »

  • Helping Staff Rise Above the Rudeness

    We’re hearing it everywhere: rudeness, conflict, and confrontational behavior are on the rise, and parking and mobility professionals–especially on the frontline–are bearing the brunt. At best, a loud encounter with an angry person can leave a professional’s day dented. At worst, it can be dangerous. It’s probably not realistic to Read More »

  • Member News: Propark Mobility Announces Appointment of Alexander Piech to Regional Vice President

    Propark Mobility Announces Appointment of Alexander Piech to Regional Vice President Hartford, Connecticut – Propark Mobility announced today that the company has promoted Alexander Piech to Regional Vice President of the company’s New Jersey region. “Alexander Piech is a client-focused professional, who brings a great deal of value through his acute Read More »

  • Member News: App-free parking software innovator, TEZ Technology, welcomes Todd Dorsey, as Chief Revenue Officer, and appoints Steve Resnick, CAPP, to new role as Chief Strategy Officer

    App-free parking software innovator, TEZ Technology, welcomes Todd Dorsey, as Chief Revenue Officer, and appoints Steve Resnick, CAPP, to new role as Chief Strategy Officer PLANO, TX – September 27, 2021 – App-Free parking industry software developer, TEZ Technology (TEZ), offers innovative solutions for the parking and mobility, and hospitality Read More »

  • Seattle Reviewing 72-hour On-street Parking Rule

    Caught between advocates for people living in recreational vehicles, vans, and other cars, and businesses who say such vehicles using on-street parking long-term keep customers away, the City of Seattle is revisiting its rule that says vehicles can’t stay in the same on-street space for more than 72 hours in Read More »

  • Outstanding

    By Kim Fernandez, CAE The LaFerrari was designed to be the Italian car company’s definitive, ultimate model. It was their first hybrid and their last mid-mounted 12 cylinder, roaring with 949 horsepower while saving 40 percent fuel consumption, zero to 60 in 2.4 seconds. Only 499 were made between 2013 Read More »

  • Member News: Lumeo ‘No Code’ Custom Video Analytics Platform Adds Parking Management Building Blocks

    Lumeo ‘No Code’ Custom Video Analytics Platform Adds Parking Management Building Blocks Lumeo, a designer of computer vision solutions, has added Parking Management building blocks to its “no-code” custom video analytics platform. The new building blocks enable solution providers to create analytics that help commercial parking facilities use existing camera Read More »

  • Michigan Parking Association (MIPA) Golf Outing

    2021 MIPA GOLF OUTING Thursday, September 23, 2021 Shotgun Start 9:30 am Come early for the 1-hour breakfast bar Timber Ridge Golf Club Tree-lined par-72 championship golf course offering public play plus a casual bar with pub grub. Yes, It’s Better Than A Business Conference! Well, we decided to host Read More »

  • Unsung Heroes Transform Downtown

    By Dave Feehan Too often, people working behind the scenes never get the credit and recognition they deserve. In 1989, when I arrived in Kalamazoo, Mich., as the new president of Downtown Kalamazoo Incorporated, the challenges were many. The downtown hotel and conference center was failing. Occupancy at the hotel Read More »

  • Free Learning Lab: The Galveston Blueprint: Optimizing Officer Security and Efficiency with Ticket by Mail. Presented by gtechna

    The Galveston Blueprint: Optimizing Officer Security and Efficiency with Ticket by Mail Presented by gtechna Watch it on IPMI’s YouTube Channel here.  

  • Mid-Atlantic Parking Association Harbor Waterfront Networking Cruise

    Register today for MAPA’s upcoming Harbor Waterfront Networking Cruise, September 22 in Washington, DC. This will be a fantastic opportunity to network with clients, colleagues, and friends along the beautiful DC waterfront while taking in the historical sites of the city.  MAPA is joining forces with the Washington Parking Association and Read More »

  • Member News: ParkMobile Announces Partnership with the City of Auburn, AL, to Offer Contactless Parking Payments

    ParkMobile Announces Partnership with the City of Auburn, AL, to Offer Contactless Parking Payments The new partnership offers a safe, convenient way to pay for parking throughout the city using any mobile device. Auburn, AL – September 21, 2021 – ParkMobile, the #1 parking app in the U.S, announced that Read More »

  • Embracing “E” Words for Campus Mobility

    By Sarah Blouch, Carl DePinto, Zachary Pearce, and Keith Palma Initiating changes to parking and mobility systems on college campuses can be difficult and frustrating for campus parking professionals. New solutions to old problems abound as technology and innovation flourish in the industry. But the fear of the unknown, competing Read More »

  • Online Instructor Led Course: Disaster Recovery – September 21, 2021

    Register here for this event. $150 for IPMI Members. Non-Members may attend for a $300 registration fee. Click the register link above to attend as a non-member.

  • How’s Your Curbside Management Vocabulary?

    Just a few years ago, “curbside management” wasn’t a thing–certainly not a thing anyone talked about. But today, it’s a very big thing, and a specialty many parking and mobility organizations are working to master. Making use of that valuable curbside real estate is a big challenge, and doing it Read More »

  • Member News: WGI Releases Parking Structure Cost Outlook for 2021

    WGI Releases Parking Structure Cost Outlook for 2021 The In-Depth Economic Forecast and Parking Structure Construction Cost Study WGI’s parking experts analyzed data from hundreds of completed parking structure projects of varying size, scope, and geographic location. Material and labor shortages are the new normal, resulting in cost increases for Read More »

  • Member News: Parkopedia partners with CenNavi of NavInfo Group to provide digital parking services to the Chinese automotive industry

    Parkopedia partners with CenNavi of NavInfo Group to provide digital parking services to the Chinese automotive industry Research carried out by Parkopedia earlier this year found that almost 90% of drivers in China struggle to find parking, with drivers blaming a lack of information as the main cause. The total Read More »

  • Self Check-Up 

    Vanessa R. Cummings, CAPP When was the last time you gave yourself a once-over? I mean, gave yourself a full body scan to check yourself out? We spend so much time taking care of others that we often fail to take care of ourselves. What or who comes ahead of Read More »

  • Retail Giant Partners to Offer Self-driving Deliveries

    Walmart has teamed up with automaker Ford and autonomous start-up Argo AI (backed by Ford) to pilot deliveries by autonomous vehicle in several key U.S. markets. The retail giant, also the largest grocer in the U.S., will offer delivery by driverless vehicle in Washington, D.C.; Miami; and Austin, Texas, using Read More »

  • Happy Hallothanksmus!

    By Rita Pagan, DES Labor Day is over, school supplies are gone, and stores have officially overloaded on Halloween decorations. Some even have Christmas items on their shelves! How early is too early to decorate and look sane? Asking for a friend. An unwritten rule tells us we’re “not supposed” Read More »

  • An Unintended Side Effect of Furloughs

    By Katherine Beaty We are all still feeling how hard our industry was impacted by the pandemic. Many of us had to furlough staff and to date, only some of those furloughed have been rehired. An unintended side effect of these furloughs is that with less staff, there are fewer Read More »

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    September 15: CAPP Scholarship Deadline #IPMI2021 in Tampa

    REGISTRATION OPEN NOW Last date to apply for CAPP scholarship funds to attend #IPMI2021 in Tampa. Florida.   

  • Address, Mitigate, Recover: Effective Emergency Preparedness

    By Thomas Hartley, CAPP, and Lissette Hernandez, CAPP Sometimes we are part of unforeseen events that put to the test our ability to react and take control of the situation by testing our skills and knowledge. It’s critical to establish a concise, well-organized emergency operations response plan, to help us Read More »

  • Frontline Fundamentals: Life at Work is Like a Legos Set: All the Blocks are Necessary to Achieve the Bigger Picture. Presented by Alejandra “Alex” Argudin, CAPP

    REGISTER HERE. View training summary and speaker information, and register for free today. We have launched your new IPMI member portal.  Click here to login, reset your password, and register for these free trainings. If you have questions, or need assistance, please contact us here. Member Rate: Free; pre-registration required, Non-member Read More »

  • Member News: Can a Fully Unattended Parking Lot be Realized in the Future? Shared by Jieshun

    Can a Fully Unattended Parking Lot be Realized in the Future? With the rapid development of the Internet, big data, and AI technology, as well as various applications in parking lots, such as license plate recognition, mobile payment, parking guidance, visual intercom and other intelligent applications are becoming more and Read More »

  • Member News: PayByPhone Celebrates Local by Launching A San Francisco Block Party

    PayByPhone Celebrates Local by Launching A San Francisco Block Party PayByPhone, the world’s leading mobile parking payment company, introduces their fourth PayByPhone Block Party of the year – a chance for PayByPhone to celebrate their favourite local artists, businesses and creators in the communities that they’re so proud to be Read More »

  • Members News: Amano McGann Names Greg Brewer Sr. Vice President Sales and Operations

    Amano McGann Names Greg Brewer Sr. Vice President Sales and Operations Amano McGann, Inc. (AMI), a leading provider of Parking Access and Revenue Control Systems (PARCS) in North America, is pleased to announce the promotion of Greg Brewer to Sr. Vice President Sales and Operations. Brewer will be responsible Read More »

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    The Parking Podcast E58: An Interview with Josh Eisen and a Conversation about Parking Logix

    An Interview with Josh Eisen and a Conversation about Parking Logix Josh Eisen, President of Parking Logix, discusses car counting, parking guidance and Parking Logix

  • Nordstrom to Disney to Parking

    In 1989, the new downtown management organization in Kalamazoo, Mich., began negotiating with the City of Kalamazoo to take over and manage the downtown municipal parking system, writes David Feehan in this month’s Parking & Mobility magazine. A recent survey of residents had revealed that the most hated aspect of Read More »

  • Mid-South Transportation and Parking Association (MSTPA): Annual Conference and Tradeshow 2021

    Mid-South Transportation and Parking Association NEW DATES: 2021 ANNUAL CONFERENCE & TRADESHOW September 13-15, 2021 Westin Chattanooga Hotel, Chattanooga, TN MSTPA continues to work tirelessly to support our members and provide opportunities for education, professional development, and networking. Due to the continued COVID-19 pandemic, and the resulting limitations on in-person gatherings, Read More »

  • Michigan City Enacts Micro-mobility Regulations

    E-scooters and e-bikes will be able to operate on bike paths and sidewalks just like regular bicycles while respecting pedestrians just as regular bikes must in Ann Arbor, Mich., whose City Council gave unanimous preliminary approval to a personal mobility vehicle ordinance last week. The growth of micro-mobility in the Read More »

  • Member News: Ensight Technologies Awarded Parking Guidance and Management Contract for Los Angeles’ Latest Mixed-Use Development  

    EnSight Technologies Awarded Parking Guidance and Management Contract for Los Angeles’ Latest Mixed-Use Development   SAN DIEGO, CA (September 9, 2021)—Los Angeles’ latest mixed-use development has chosen to leverage EnSight Technologies’ car counting and parking guidance ecosystem for The Grand LA by Related. A two-level sub-terainian parking garage, The Grand LA Read More »

  • Member News: ParkEngage Teams with AAA Parking to Deliver Touchless Parking Technology to New Zoo Atlanta Parking Facility

    ParkEngage Teams with AAA Parking to Deliver Touchless Parking Technology to New Zoo Atlanta Parking Facility ParkEngage has partnered with AAA Parking to integrate its touchless parking technology at the new Zoo Atlanta parking facility. This collaboration will transform the parking experience for patrons of the new, more than 1000-space, Read More »

  • Some Heroes Park Cars

    By Cindy Campbell Did you hear?? There’s a new hero in town. Last Friday, Marvel released their latest superhero movie, “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.” Now, I don’t want to give away the whole story here, but there is an interesting plot twist: The title character, Shang-Chi, Read More »

  • Is Your Customer Experience (CX) Good Enough?

    By Brian Wolff Customer experience (CX) has gotten complicated and competitive in the last five years! I’m sure I don’t have to tell you, but what started out as a location, location, location business has turned into a technology-fueled and customer choice driven business. Gone are the days when we Read More »

  • Modernizing Curbside Management

    How’s your curbside management game? Parking and mobility professionals might have known about curb management before COVID-19 but most other people didn’t–but they learned fast how critical it is to manage that valuable chunk of real estate. In this month’s Parking & Mobility magazine, take a look at the potential Read More »

  • Member News: ParkMobile Hires Keisha Franklin as SVP of People

    ParkMobile Hires Keisha Franklin as SVP of People Experienced Technology HR Leader Joins ParkMobile’s Leadership Team Atlanta, GA – September 2, 2021 –  ParkMobile, the #1 parking app in North America, announced today the appointment of Keisha Franklin as Senior Vice President of People. Franklin has over 15 years of Read More »

  • Dyson’s Race to Develop an Electric Car–And Why It Never Hit the Road

    In 2014, James Dyson (yes, that one) decided to put his company’s considerable battery knowledge and resources to work developing an electric car. But not just any electric car–one that was powerful, had a long range, and was more comfortable than anything else on the road. Five years and $700 Read More »

  • Yogi Berra Was Right

    By Shawn Conrad, CAE I recently had a flashback to the ’90s, when I and others were focused on how to fully use the data our new management system was generating. A colleague shared with me an article written by Philip Agre, a former UCLA professor. Dr Agre’s focus was Read More »

  • New Ways of Thinking About Transit

    By Lesli Stone, CAPP In the months since we became fluent in COVID-speak and learned what a modern-day pandemic looks like, we have all become familiar with the “new normal.” Everything seems to have been touched and changed by this virus. How we celebrate holidays, how we get our groceries, Read More »

  • September 1, 2021: Free Online Shoptalk: Hospital/Medical Center Parking and Mobility: Unique Challenges and Solutions

    Hospital/Medical Center Parking and Mobility: Unique Challenges and Solutions, Moderated by George Richardson, CAPP, UF Health Shands Hospital Register for free here. Join IPMI for our next online Shoptalk addressing the parking, transportation, and mobility industry’s response and recovery planning. Open to all, join us for discussions centered on best Read More »

  • Jump Start Employee Biking: How It Can Roll

    By Joshua Cantor, CAPP, and Janet Walker After the tax law changes of December 2017 eliminated the monthly $20 pre-tax bicycling commuting benefit, George Mason University needed to recalibrate its employee biking program, which is an important cog (pun intended) of the transportation program. We needed to find a way Read More »

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    The Parking Podcast E57: An Interview with Jim Corbett and a Conversation about Pay-by-Cell Exclusivity

    An Interview with Jim Corbett and a Conversation about Pay-by-Cell Exclusivity Jim Corbett, CAPP, Director of Studies with Walker Consultants, discusses pay-by-cell exclusivity. PreListen here.

  • Take Care of Your Staff–They’re Taking Care of You

    By Chris Polk, CAPP There are so many businesses experiencing the difficulty of hiring and maintaining staff. The reduced staffing level is leading to a decrease in the level of customer service that is and can be provided. Both frontline and management staff who are still coming to work every Read More »

  • Member News: FlexPost Makes the Inc. 5000 National List After Ranking Regionally

    FlexPost® Makes the Inc. 5000 National 2021 List After Ranking Regionally Inc. magazine recently announced that FlexPost Inc. is included on its 2021 Inc. 5000 National list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. This national list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within Read More »

  • Member News: Hospital Parking Solutions in the Digital Age

    Hospital Parking Solutions in the Digital Age Have you ever encountered such a situation where it is difficult to find a parking space in the hospital, and you still don’t know where to park after driving a few laps? With the continuous improvement of people’s living standards, more and more Read More »

  • Appeals Court Rules Tire Chalking Violates Driver’s Constitutional Rights

    A Michigan appeals court late last week ruled that a city parking officer who chalked the tires of a woman with 14 city parking tickets violated her constitutional rights. Alison Taylor contested a ticket she received in Saginaw in 2014, saying it was invalid because chalking her tires violated her Read More »

  • Hiring During the Pandemic

    By Kathleen Federici, MEd Many organizations are looking to hire talent to lead their mission in some way or another. According to Employee Benefits News, while many organizations made layoffs at the start of the pandemic, more than 80 percent plan to hire new employees. So the job posting goes Read More »

  • Left or Right?

    By Katherine Beaty Are you a left Twix or a right Twix? I love this genius marketing campaign that came out a couple of years ago. Are you curious as to what the difference is between left Twix and right Twix candy bars? It tells you right on the new Read More »

  • Parking, Traffic, and Congestion at Special Event Venues

    By Angel Diaz, Henry Espinosa, and Mike Mckeon Have you been to a large sporting event lately and said, “WOW, that was painless getting to my parking spot?” We didn’t think so, but there is a better way–Free Flow Frictionless Parking. At LoanDepot Park, home of the Miami Marlins, getting Read More »

  • Park(ing) Day Returns

    Park(ing) Day, the annual celebration that turns parking spaces around the world into parks, is back in full force this year. Happening Sept. 17, the event is being sponsored by Ford Mobility Company-backed Spin, which has even offered funding to help transform spaces into parks for one day. Get all Read More »

  • Member News: CarPay-Diem partnership sees Parkopedia become the largest facilitator of in-car fuel payments in Europe

    CarPay-Diem partnership sees Parkopedia become the largest facilitator of in-car fuel payments in Europe Parkopedia has announced a partnership with leading fuel payment provider CarPay-Diem to strengthen Parkopedia’s recently launched integrated multi-domain payment platform. The new partnership expands the coverage of Parkopedia’s in-car fuelling payment solution to now become the Read More »

  • Judge Rules California Gig-worker Law Unconstitutional

    A judge ruled California’s Proposition 22, which allowed transportation network companies (TNCs) and other companies to classify workers as independent contractors instead of employees, unconstitutional last week. Proposition 22 was voted in last November and  heavily supported by Uber, Lyft, and other companies that rely on gig workers, including Instacart Read More »

  • Rethinking Mobility: Tell Us Your Story

    By Rachel Yoka, CAPP, LEED AP BD+C To say that the last year has been challenging, and disruptive just doesn’t do our industry justice.  Our members and industry professionals have displayed innovation, resiliency, creativity, tenacity and pure grit.  In our Shoptalks and summits, we’ve heard you talk about adapting your Read More »

  • Adaptive Reuse: Short-term ROI or Long-term Investment?

    For owners and developers investing in new parking facilities, adaptive reuse is a popular topic of discussion. While there is no limit to the possibilities we can imagine, the reality is that designing a parking structure to be compatible with other human uses adds to the cost. However, whether you Read More »

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  • Mentorships for Life

    By Casey Jones, CAPP Oprah Winfrey’s mentor was her fourth grade teacher. Dr. Martin Luther King drew upon his relationship with Dr. Benjamin Mays for inspiration, guidance, and wisdom through immensely difficult times, and Apple’s Steve Jobs tucked a young Mark Zuckerberg under his wing as Facebook was conceptualized and Read More »

  • Frontline Fundamentals: Find Your Potential, Develop Your Path. Presented by Kim Jackson, CAPP

    REGISTER HERE. View training summary and speaker information, and register for free today. We have launched your new IPMI member portal.  Click here to login, reset your password, and register for these free trainings. If you have questions, or need assistance, please contact us here. Member Rate: Free; pre-registration required, Non-member Read More »

  • August 17: Cybersecurity Online Instructor-Led Course

    Register here for this event. $150 for IPMI Members. Non-Members may attend for a $300 registration fee. Click the register link above to attend as a non-member.

  • Protecting Parking Patrons’ Personally Identifiable Information

    Parking payment technology has advanced from the spare change in your wallet to an app on your phone hosted in the cloud. Digital parking apps and services provide ease and convenience to both parties to a digital parking transaction. However, while feeding quarters in a parking meter is a rather Read More »

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    The Parking Podcast E56: An Interview with Todd Litman and a Conversation about New Mobilities

    An Interview with Todd Litman and a Conversation about New Mobilities Todd Litman, Executive Director at VTPI, discusses his new book: New Mobilities: Smart Planning for Emerging Transportation Technologies PreListen here.

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    IPMI News: Rethinking Mobility: Call for Video Submissions by September 15, 2021

    Rethinking Mobility: 2021 Call for Video Submissions We want to shine a spotlight on your story. IPMI is requesting short video vignettes that illustrate what your organization has done to pivot, inspire, and innovate. IPMI will showcase the stories of up to eight organizations at the 2021 IPMI Parking & Read More »

  • Michigan City Gets On-demand Autonomous Vehicles

    May Mobility recently launched on-demand, autonomous vehicles in Grand Rapids, Mich. “The on-demand service, which includes four May Mobility Lexus RX450h vehicles and one wheelchair-accessible Polaris GEM equipped with May Mobility’s autonomous technology, operates within a 1.36 square-mile service zone that includes more than 20 designated pick up and drop Read More »

  • Resiliency and imagination; a post-pandemic plan

    Resiliency and imagination; a post-pandemic plan. Harry Delgado, CAPP, ED.S. We are a parking authority in the City of New Brunswick, N.J. (NBPA). Pre-pandemic, we experienced the highest occupancy rates, with garages and surface lots running full and a thriving valet business. New Brunswick is the county seat serving court Read More »

  • Member News: Jieshun Deployed Malaysia’s Largest LPR Parking System for Sunway Pyramid

    Jieshun Deployed Malaysia’s Largest LPR Parking System for Sunway Pyramid Sunway Group is one of Malaysia’s largest conglomerates with core interests in real estate, construction, education, healthcare, retail, and hospitality. The flagship retail property, Sunway Pyramid, first opened its doors in 1997. It is Malaysia’s first themed shopping and entertainment Read More »

  • Tips for Tampa

    By Tina Altman Getting my feet wet again by going to a recent site visit in Tampa ahead of the 2021 IPMI Parking & Mobility Conference & Expo felt so good! Time to dust off the suitcase and get back to some type of normalcy. The airport and flight had Read More »

  • Anti-racism at Work: Honesty, Support, and Commitment

    “Being a Black woman in a predominantly White, male industry comes with challenges–and anyone like me can share the ones they’ve faced,” writes Reachel Knight, CAPP, business strategy coordinator with the Calgary Parking Authority. “You hear stories about demotions, being overlooked for promotions, and being denied access to certain projects Read More »

  • IPMI Webinar: Ask Better Questions, Get Better Answers: Improve Your RFP Procurement Process to Receive Quality Proposals. Presented by Mandy Bowers Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.

    REGISTER HERE. View webinar description, learning objectives, and speaker details, and register for free today.  We have launched your new IPMI member portal.  Click here to login, reset your password, and register for these free trainings. If you have questions, or need assistance, please contact us here. Member Rate: $35 per webinar, Read More »

  • Tackling TNCs: Curb and Congestion Management in Las Vegas

    By Brandy Stanley, CAPP TNCs are not a new phenomenon, but handling them effectively to reduce the congestion they cause and move people through the downtown core is quite a challenge. The City of Las Vegas is taking a two-pronged approach to helping TNCs do business downtown: Using large kiosks Read More »

  • Frontline Fundamentals: Never Stop Learning: Why Professional Development is the Key to Success. Presented by Josh Cantor, CAPP

    REGISTER HERE. View training summary and speaker information, and register for free today. We have launched your new IPMI member portal.  Click here to login, reset your password, and register for these free trainings. If you have questions, or need assistance, please contact us here. Member Rate: Free; pre-registration required, Non-member Read More »

  • The Mighty B17 and its Secret for Success: The Checklist

    By Matt Penney, CAPP No one had seen anything like it. The B17 was immediately the new king of its class for large, propeller-driven aircraft. At its unveiling, a reporter dubbed it the “flying fortress” because of the numerous machine guns protruding in all directions from its fuselage. Boeing quickly Read More »

  • 2021 Texas Parking & Transportation Association (TPTA) Conference & Trade Show

    TPTA 2021 Conference & Tradeshow August 9-12, 2021 Round Rock, TX Registration open now!  In light of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated limits on large group gatherings, TPTA is announcing the postponement of our 2021 Conference & Tradeshow to August 9-12, 2021 at Kalahari Resort – Round Rock. Read More »

  • The Electrifying Future: Experts Speak

    News that U.S. President Joe Biden is toughening pollution rules and pushing toward significant growth in electric vehicles came on the heels of several major automakers’ recent decisions to focus on EVs in the next 20 years. But what does all that mean for the parking and mobility industry? In Read More »

  • Member News: Oobeo Announces the Launch of an affordable, easy to use Event Parking Payment Solution 

    Oobeo Announces the Launch of an affordable, easy to use Event Parking Payment Solution  Oobeo has today launched a new event parking app to complement its existing parking software suite for taking rapid cash and card payments at events including contactless payment methods such as Apple Pay and Google wallet. Read More »

  • Road Trip? Perfect.

    By Kim Fernandez, CAE There’s a day-long road trip in my near future. Next week, I’ll fill the tank, pop into the Wawa for my obligatory bag of Combos, head across the Chesapeake, and pick up my son from college, where he’s spent the summer in a research program. Three Read More »

  • Member News: GB & Partners Private Equity Group Acquires Majority Stake in Parking Revenue Recovery Services

    GB & Partners Private Equity Group Acquires Majority Stake in Parking Revenue Recovery Services Partnership with GB& Partners and portfolio asset Asura Technologies brings PRRS expansion opportunities to U.S. Parking Revenue Recovery Services (PRRS), Inc., a leader in parking enforcement and revenue collections services, yesterday announced the sale of the Read More »

  • Member News: Gold for Parking Startup in Colorado Smart Cities Challenge!

    Gold for Parking Startup in Colorado Smart Cities Challenge! Spot Parking is amongst the winners of a prestigious smart city challenge in Colorado designed to find innovative solutions to best recover from the effects of the pandemic. The Colorado Smart Cities Alliance Revive! Challenge received proposals from around the world. Read More »

  • Member News: Rutgers University engages MSS Media, Inc. for transit advertising management services

    Rutgers University engages MSS Media, Inc. for transit advertising management services Miami, FL – MSS Media, Inc. will once again partner with the Rutgers University Communications and Marketing and Institutional Planning and Operations departments for transit advertising sales and management (using interior bus card signs in alignment with ceiling ads) Read More »

  • Member News: Blink Charging Awarded Grant Funds for the Deployment of DC Fast Chargers at 25 Locations by the State of Florida

    Blink Charging Awarded Grant Funds for the Deployment of DC Fast Chargers at 25 Locations by the State of Florida With a $12.5 million grant, Blink will create a robust network of 52 DC fast chargers along Florida’s major interstate highways and enhance resilience against natural disasters Blink Charging Co. Read More »

  • Member News: T2 Systems Releases New Residential Permits Solution

    T2 Systems Releases New Residential Permits Solution The self-service mobility solution enables parking operations offering property-based permits to operate more efficiently and provide better customer service Parking technology leader T2 Systems has released its Residential Permits solution, a mobile web application and back end platform that enables parking operations to Read More »

  • Member News: Parkopedia to provide upgraded premium parking services to Volkswagen of America

    Parkopedia to provide upgraded premium parking services to Volkswagen of America Parkopedia expands its existing partnership with Volkswagen of America (VWoA) to include parking reservation and integrated payment services The new service is delivered through the Volkswagen Car-Net service and app, in combination with the all-new MIB3 infotainment system The Read More »

  • RFPs Just Not That Into You: Finding That Special Someone

    By Mandy Bowers My husband and I were engaged after a six-month courtship. We were introduced by a mutual friend and our first date was at a coffee shop. We pushed past the first date jitters and ended up talking for hours, finding things we shared throughout our conversation. Josh Read More »

  • NEPC 29th Annual Conference and Tradeshow

    The NEPC Annual 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 and transportation products and Read More »

  • Learning from 2020: Why Cities Need Better Curbside Data

    Accelerating growth in the use of curb space has resulted in the demands on curb space to exceed supply. Today, transportation network companies such as Uber and Lyft complete more than 4 billion annual trips globally–the bulk of which begin and end on urban curbsides. E-commerce continues to grow, with Read More »

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    The Parking Podcast E55: An Interview with Vanessa Solesbee and a Conversation about Estes Park

    An Interview with Vanessa Solesbee and a conversation about Estes Park Vanessa Solesbee, CAPP, CCTM, Parking & Transit Manager with Estes Park discusses Estes Park Parking. PreListen here. 

  • It’s Not You, Social Media, It’s Me

    By Vanessa Solesbee, CAPP, CCTM I grew up with a passion for public service, and while I never thought that passion would take me into parking, I am so glad it did. When I had the opportunity to take classes at the Disney Institute as part of a summer internship Read More »

  • Member News: ParkMobile Hires Chris Huff as Chief Technology Officer

    ParkMobile Hires Chris Huff as Chief Technology Officer Former Weather Channel executive to focus on building ParkMobile’s next generation of smart mobility solutions Atlanta, GA – July 20, 2021 –  ParkMobile, the #1 parking app in North America, announced today the appointment of Chris Huff as Chief Technology Officer. In Read More »

  • Member News: EnSight Technologies Managing Partner Chris Scheppmann Named Finalist for San Diego Business Journal’s 40 Next Top Business Leaders Under 40 Award

    EnSight Technologies Managing Partner Chris Scheppmann Named Finalist for San Diego Business Journal’s 40 Next Top Business Leaders Under 40 Award San Diego, CA (July 18, 2021)— Today, EnSight Technologies announced the company’s co-founder and managing partner, Chris Scheppmann, has been named a finalist for the San Diego Business Journal’s Read More »

  • TNC Drivers Fear Losing Work with Miami, Austin Autonomous Vehicle Trials

    Transportation network company (TNC) drivers in Miami say they fear losing their income when 1,000 autonomous cars are launched as ride-hails later this year. Argo AI, Ford, and Lyft announced they’d trial the self-driving cars in Miami and Austin this winter. Drivers for Lyft and Uber say they’re concerned the Read More »

  • Tampa, Here We Come!

    By Rita Pagan, DES After a year of virtual meetings, I am so excited to be welcoming our members back to an in-person meeting this fall at the 2021 IPMI Parking & Mobility Conference & Expo in Tampa, Florida— with clear safety protocols in place. As we navigate this continuously changing time Read More »

  • A Few of My Favorite Things

    By Christina Jones, CAPP, MBA When things get me down and I’m feeling unhappy, I just try to think of nice things. Editor’s note: Christina sent us this post with a note daring us to not sing. We failed–miserably. Enjoy! Wheel stops on pavement and bollards on plazas Contactless payments Read More »

  • Telecommuting and Space Use at UCLA

    As COVID-19 took hold in spring 2020, UCLA closed its campus to all but essential employees and its world-renowned medical center, which continued to operate throughout the pandemic, as expected. Beyond that, however, nearly 80 percent of campus employees (excluding medical center staff) were sent home and asked to telecommute Read More »

  • Frontline Fundamentals: Cultivating the Seeds of Support within Your Organization. Presented by Chris Austin, CAPP and Julius Rhodes, SPHR

    REGISTER HERE. View training summary and speaker information, and register for free today. We have launched your new IPMI member portal.  Click here to login, reset your password, and register for these free trainings. If you have questions, or need assistance, please contact us here. Member Rate: Free; pre-registration required, Non-member Read More »

  • Like, Right?

    By Mark Lyons, CAPP Vendor interviews and presentations today—guess what word or phrase is the most overused? Used so much that I want to let everyone know how it hurts. One might think that in today’s accelerated world of constant change and trend watching, we would be hearing the most Read More »

  • New Yorkers Still Loving Transportation by Bicycle

    COVID-19 saw a boost to micro-mobility and to biking in cities and urban areas in particular. Those numbers continue to climb, at least in New York City, where more and more residents, visitors, and commuters are embracing two-wheeled transportation through the city. “Cyclist counts on East River bridges climbed to Read More »

  • My Summer Podcasts

    By Justin Grunert, MSM I have been seeing many different lists coming out recommending different things, notably Barrack Obama’s summer reading list and summer playlist. Well, here is my list of the podcasts I am listening to this summer! My first recommendation is called Criminal, hosted/narrated by Phoebe Judge. Judge Read More »

  • Member News: ROKER Acquires SecurePark Technologies for End-to-End Parking Management and Enforcement Solution

    ROKER Acquires SecurePark Technologies for End-to-End Parking Management and Enforcement Solution Company to address needs of multi-billion-dollar smart parking market PRINCETON, N.J. and EDMONTON, Alberta– July 20, 2021 – ROKER Inc., a provider of technology solutions aimed at urban space management inclusive of parking and enforcement, today announced that it Read More »

  • Member News: Premier Parking Revolutionizing the Way People Park in Austin

    Premier Parking Revolutionizing the Way People Park in Austin Austin One of the Early U.S. Markets to Get Metropolis Technology NASHVILLE (July 15, 2021) – Premier Parking announced today that new technology, made possible through an exclusive partnership with Metropolis, will make parking easier, safer and more consumer-friendly in Austin. Read More »

  • Member News: PayByPhone Brings A Contactless Parking Experience to the City of San Mateo, California

    PayByPhone Brings A Contactless Parking Experience to the City of San Mateo, California Residents and visitors of the City of San Mateo will now have a better parking experience thanks to PayByPhone. The leading global provider of mobile parking payment solutions is expanding to over 2,800 on-street parking spaces across Read More »

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    Member News: South Lake Tahoe Launches Flowbird App

    South Lake Tahoe Launches Flowbird App Parking convenience comes to drivers in SLT this summer Moorestown, NJ —  Flowbird Group, a global leader in smart city and campus solutions, has announced that it has launched the Flowbird app in the City of South Lake Tahoe, California. The smart mobile parking Read More »

  • Member News: Parker Technology & TIBA Parking Announce Partnership Agreement

    Parker Technology & TIBA Parking Announce Partnership Agreement Parker Technology and TIBA Parking announce their official partnership agreement. The two technology organizations have worked collaboratively to engineer an integrated two-way video customer experience solution on TIBA’s X-60 line of Parking Access and Revenue Control Systems (PARCS) equipment. As well as Read More »

  • Member News: North TagMaster North America, Inc. Celebrates 15 Year Anniversary

    North TagMaster North America, Inc. Celebrates 15 Year Anniversary TagMaster North America, Inc. (TMNA), a leading AVI solution provider in the U.S. began in 2006 focused primarily on long range RFID in Tacoma, Washington with President and founder, Ali Khaksar. Since inception 15 years ago, the company has been producing Read More »

  • Ensuring Curb Equity

    When we speak about curb equity, we are not speaking about proportional access to the curb. If access were proportional, national delivery fleets would dominate all loading zones and cars would dominate all other on-street inventory. When we speak about curb equity, we are referring to equitable access to the Read More »

  • Washington, D.C. Joins Vision Zero to Improve Bike Lane Safety

    By Tim Taylor In recent years, Washington, D.C., has seen exponential growth, with more people than ever living, working, and visiting in the city. With that has come an increased demand for transportation and safety, especially for the most vulnerable commuters: those who use micro-mobility vehicles. To properly adapt to Read More »

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    The Parking Podcast E54: An Interview with Peter Lange and a Conversation about Texas A&M

    An Interview with Peter Lange and a Conversation about Texas A&M Peter Lange, Associate Vice President at Texas A&M, discusses parking and transportation at Texas A&M. PreListen here. 

  • Is It Time for a New Kind of Adaptive Reuse?

    Adaptive reuse–repurposing existing buildings for new uses–has been a topic of discussion in the parking and mobility industry for some time. Now, a traffic engineering and transportation planning company CEO says it’s time to really put words into action and repurpose old parking garages for low-income housing. “Recognizing the success Read More »

  • Member News: ParkHub Acquires CurbTrac to Further Optimize Parking Payments

    ParkHub Acquires CurbTrac to Further Optimize Parking Payments Parking technology companies join forces to advance CurbTrac’s centralized mobile app solution and bolster ParkHub’s leading payment ecosystem  DALLAS – July 19, 2021 — ParkHub, the leading B2B parking technology provider, today announced its acquisition of CurbTrac, a parking payment management platform. Read More »

  • Cities Using Transit to Get People to Nature

    Seattle’s popular Trailhead Direct service, which shuttles people from the city and its suburbs to popular trailheads, resumed running in June after a COVID-19 hiatus. More cities are following suit, offering public transit service to trailheads, parks, and areas of nature away from the so-called concrete jungle. “Trailhead Direct represents Read More »

  • How a DE&I Culture Benefits Your Bottom Line

    By:  Mark Schleyer, CAPP Regional Sales Director for Passport A growing number of companies are working to build more inclusive and diverse workplaces. While there are many benefits of diversity in the workplace, you may be surprised to learn about the effect diversity has on an organization’s bottom line. A Read More »

  • Looking Through the Crystal Ball of Parking and Mobility

    By Shawn D. Conrad, CAE “Don’t expect what happened to the transportation industry last year to predict what will occur in the future.” This quote comes from a recent conversation I had with an IPMI member about how the industry has been affected by the pandemic.  And while there are Read More »

  • Parksmart Advisor, Online, Instructor-Led Training: July 15, 2021

    Register here for this event. $275 for IPMI Members Non-Members may attend for a $495 registration fee. Click the register link above to attend as a non-member.  Need help logging in?  

  • Gibbs’ Rules and Rules to Live By

    By Katherine Beaty NCIS is a CBS series that is now on its 18th season. The main character is Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs, who is the leader of a team of special agents belonging to the NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service) Major Case Response Team. Gibbs, a former Marine, Read More »

  • July 14 IPMI Webinar: The Parking Study is Done. Now What? Presented by Jennifer McCoy, Bolton & Menk

    REGISTER HERE. View webinar description, learning objectives, and speaker details, and register for free today.  We have launched your new IPMI member portal.  Click here to login, reset your password, and register for these free trainings. If you have questions, or need assistance, please contact us here. Member Rate: $35 per webinar, Read More »

  • 2021 Ohio Parking Association Conference

    Sheraton Hotel Columbus, Ohio Contact: Dawn Marti Email: dawncmarti1@gmail.com

  • Caring for People and the Golden Rule

    By Jonathan Haney, CAPP Caring for each other should be a focus in each of our lives. It is part of the “Golden Rule” to treat others as you would expect to be treated. For some of us, this can become a very trying exercise.  When dealing with those who Read More »

  • Parksmart Advisor, Online, Instructor-Led Training: July 13, 2021

    Register here for this event. $275 for IPMI Members Non-Members may attend for a $495 registration fee. Click the register link above to attend as a non-member.  Need help logging in?  

  • Frontline Fundamentals: Demystifying the Parking Audit: The Important Role You Play. Presented by Jaime Snyder, CAPP

    REGISTER HERE. View training summary and speaker information, and register for free today. We have launched your new IPMI member portal.  Click here to login, reset your password, and register for these free trainings. If you have questions, or need assistance, please contact us here. Member Rate: Free; pre-registration required, Non-member Read More »

  • My Parking Career Wasn’t Over After All

    By David Horn, CAPP In March 2020, the beginning of the pandemic, life began to change quickly and the outcomes were a mystery to all of us. My family and I took a summer trip in late July. Upon returning to work, I was told my position would be eliminated Read More »

  • Member News: Parkopedia partners with ThinxNet to provide seamless in-car fuelling payments across Europe

    Parkopedia partners with ThinxNet to provide seamless in-car fuelling payments across Europe Industry-leading connected car solution providers Parkopedia and ThinxNet, have partnered to improve the refuelling experience for drivers, automakers and fuelling stations across Europe, through intelligent connected solutions that enable drivers to pay for their fuel directly through their Read More »

  • The Parking Garage of The Future

    You’ll leave a car in the parking garage of the future, writes the New York Times. But you’ll also make dinner reservations, charge that vehicle, connect with other forms of mobility–and you’ll likely have reserved all of that ahead of time with an app. In short, parking in the future Read More »

  • In a Mood

    By Cindy Campbell I’m in a mood today. Come to think of it, I’m in a mood every day. The power is in knowing that I have choices about my mood du jour–and so do you. Moods can positively or negatively influence every activity we’re involved in–routine interactions with friends, Read More »

  • Parksmart Advisor, Online, Instructor-Led Training: July 8, 2021

    Register here for this event. $275 for IPMI Members Non-Members may attend for a $495 registration fee. Click the register link above to attend as a non-member.  Need help logging in?  

  • The Parking Study is Done. Now What?

    By Jennifer McCoy, PE, PTOA After a parking lot study has been completed in a new, shiny document, cities ask themselves, “What happens next?” Moving into the next task of sifting through parking study recommendations can be daunting. However, here are some great steps to help structure the decision-making process Read More »

  • Power of the People

    The last year was a challenging one for people in parking and mobility, to say the least. But some creative and hardy souls not only survived but thrived, making the most of so many changes and shining as leaders of both organizations and their colleagues. Those industry professionals are the Read More »

  • Parksmart Advisor, Online, Instructor-Led Training: July 6, 2021

    Register here for this event. $275 for IPMI Members Non-Members may attend for a $495 registration fee. Click the register link above to attend as a non-member.  Need help logging in?  

  • podcast / video

    The Parking Podcast E53: An Interview with Peter Deppe and a Conversation about Kuhmute

    An Interview with Jeremy Zuker and a Conversation about WhereiPark Peter Deppe, CEO & Co-Founder of Kuhmute, discusses micromobility, last-mile delivery and Kuhmute. PreListen here. 

  • COVID-19’s Permanent Changes to Cities Being Deciphered

    COVID-19 seemed to change everything about cities for a long time–how we worked, got around, shopped, communicated, and accomplished a long list of day-to-day activities. And as the world eases into a new normal, NBC News took a look at what may have changed for good, especially in cities: More Read More »

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    Telecommuting at UCLA: Featured Article from Parking & Mobility Magazine

    Telecommuting at UCLA: Avoiding gridlock, finding parking, and having room to breathe. By David J. Karwaski THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES (UCLA) sits within the Los Angeles Basin, one of the most traffic congested areas in the U.S., that unfortunately has some of the worst air quality—if not the Read More »

  • Ensuring Curb Equity: Parking & Mobility Magazine Feature Article

    Ensuring curb equity is a complex undertaking, filled with stake­holders and considerations. By Keith Hutchings and Christopher Perry, CAPP WHEN WE SPEAK ABOUT CURB EQUITY, we are not speaking about proportional access to the curb. If access were propor­tional, national delivery fleets would dominate all loading zones and cars would Read More »

  • Member News: PaybyPhone Appoints Sonny Samra Director of Business Growth, Canada & USA

    PayByPhone Appoints Sonny Samra Senior Director of Business Growth, Canada & USA PayByPhone, the global leader in mobile parking payment solutions, announced today the appointment of Sonny Samra as Senior Director of Business Growth, Canada & USA. Sonny joined PayByPhone in 2019 as Sales Director, Southwest, quickly proving to