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  • On-Demand Industry Expertise: Earn Your Certificate

    New Certificate Program Launched IPMI is offering new certificate programs created around specific topics our members need now.   Earn three CAPP points and receive a Certificate of Completion in one of three critical areas of expertise.  Complete all three courses within six months from the date of purchase to receive Read More »

  • IPMI’s Roadmap to Recovery, October 5, 2020

    Download the document and find out how the industry is adapting and shaping steps for recovery. 

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    IPMI Webinar: The Road to APO: Success Stories & Lessons Learned

    Normal Cost: On-Demand Webinar Fee: $35.00 for IPMI Members, $85.00 for Non-Members Summary:  This panel discussion is valuable for anyone interested in learning more about becoming an Accredited Parking Organization and the steps to success. Speakers, including decision-makers from the municipal, university, and private-operations sectors, will provide an overview on Read More »

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    The Parking Podcast Episode 35: An Interview with Kevin White and a Conversation About Rangend a Conversation about PARC

    E35: AN INTERVIEW WITH KEVIN WHITE AND A CONVERSATION ABOUT RANGE In this episode of The Parking Podcast, we speak with Kevin White who discusses strategies for recruiting top professionals into parking. “I fell into parking.” “I never thought I’d work in this industry.” We hear it all the time–longtime Read More »

  • Alliance Parking Data Standards

    APDS News: APDS Requests Formal Recognition by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

    APDS Requests Formal Recognition by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) The Alliance for Parking Data Standards (APDS) recently requested that the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) consider adopting the APDS standard for parking data as a basis for a future ISO standard. ISO is an independent, non-governmental network of Read More »

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    The Parking Podcast Episode 34: An Interview with Tiffany Smith and a Conversation about PARC

    The Parking Podcast Episode 34: An Interview with Tiffany Smith and a Conversation about PARC In this episode of The Parking Podcast, we speak with Tiffany Smith, Director of Parking at the Parking Authority of River City (PARC), discusses PARC, vendor management and Louisville. Listen here. https://www.parkingcast.com/  

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    The Parking Podcast Episode (E33): An Interview with Donald Shoup and a Conversation about Parking Minimums

    E33: An Interview with Donald Shoup and a Conversation about Parking Minimums Donald Shoup, FACIP, author of The High Cost of Free Parking, discusses parking minimums, paid parking and Pearl Harbor. Check it out here. https://www.parkingcast.com/  

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    The Parking Podcast Episode (E32): An Interview with Jonah Eidus of EVgo and a Conversation about EV Charging

    Jonah Eidus, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at EVgo, discusses EVgo, EV Charging and the future outlook on EV demand Check it out here. https://www.parkingcast.com/  

  • special publications

    IPMI News: IPMI Releases Roadmap to Recovery, Special Edition: July 2020

    Download IPMI”s Roadmap to Recovery, a special edition capturing the latest on the parking, transportation, and mobility industry’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. Share your experience and your expertise.  Complete the 2020 IPMI COVID-19 Industry Response and Impact Benchmark Survey before July 30, 2020. One lucky participant will win a Read More »

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    Urban Mobility After COVID-19

    More of us are working from home than ever—some with no return to office in sight. Buses and commuter trains are running nearly empty in some markets, cars stay parked for weeks at a time, and the demand for bikes is unprecedented. COVID-19 has had huge effects on the way Read More »

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    Member News: Propark Mobility Begins Hospitality Operations at Three San Diego Hotel Properties

    July 1, 2020 San Diego, California – Propark Mobility announced today that the company has started operations at three hotels in San Diego, representing the company’s flagship operations in this new market. Propark will bring a fresh style of service delivery, innovative approaches to revenue generation and an old school Read More »

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    Flexibility and COVID-19

    By Mark Lyons, CAPP      Albert Einstein said the measure of intelligence is the ability to change. The demand for changes in mobility programs as a result of COVID-19 are enough to make any good mobility professional more flexible than taffy on hot day. I know you’re probably more than done Read More »

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    IPMI News: City Tech Launches New Resources to Understand Community Impact of COVID-19

    By City Tech Collaborative June 1, 2020 Chicago Health Atlas Combines New Data from HERE Technologies With 160+ Neighborhood-Level Datasets to Unlock New COVID-19 Insights CHICAGO – City Tech Collaborative has launched a new resource webpage on the Chicago Health Atlas to help community partners, health care providers, researchers, and Read More »

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    Member News: Sidewalk Labs-backed Coord Selects Four Cities for Curb Management Pilots

    Coord Selects Aspen, Nashville, Omaha and West Palm Beach for 2020 Digital Curb Challenge The four cities partner with curb management platform Coord to pilot a Smart Zone program to better coordinate curbside loading, promoting safety, efficiency and local economic activity   NEW YORK— June 30, 2020 — Coord, the leading Read More »

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    Online Course: Article Quiz: COVID-19 Industry Response: Building A Roadmap to Recovery

    Article Quiz: COVID-19 Industry Response: Building A Roadmap to Recovery Level: Foundational/basic course About the Course: This self-paced reading activity based on the June Issue of Parking & Mobility magazine highlights our industry’s short-term response to the COVID-19 crisis and how to develop recovery plans that are both bench-marked and safe Read More »

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    When Will I See You Again?

    By Roamy Valera, CAPP Saying goodbye to someone after a visit or meeting was clearly underrated prior to the pandemic. We had become accustomed to moving freely and willingly to visit family, friends, and colleagues. In my case, getting on a plane once a week and traveling for meetings and Read More »

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    Member News: ParkMobile Mobility Study Shows COVID-19 Will Have a Significant Impact on Consumer Behavior

    Survey results indicate changing outlooks about where people will go and how they will get there Atlanta, GA, – June 24, 2020 – ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions, released a new research study today showing the impact of COVID-19 on consumer behavior. The survey, conducted Read More »

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    Member News: Gabe Klein, Founder of Cityfi and Former Chicago & D.C. DOT Commissioner joins Automotus Board of Advisors

    Gabe Klein has joined the Automotus Board of Advisors. Gabe has been a leader in the transportation industry for both the public and private sectors for nearly 20 years, having held positions as the Commissioner of the Chicago and Washington D.C. Departments of Transportation and as a Vice President at Read More »

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    Member News: Tuxen & Associates Announces Release of Nedap’s Groundbreaking New LPR

    Nedap Identification Systems Announces Release of Groundbreaking License Plate Recognition Camera Offering Unprecedented Accuracy Branson, MO (June 25, 2020) – Tuxen & Associates, North America agent for Nedap Identification Systems, today announced the introduction of Nedap’s latest market-leading innovation: The ANPR Lumo. The ANPR Lumo is a highly advanced, ANPR (Automatic Read More »

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    Member News: Nashville International Airport Chooses Park Assist

    NASHVILLE, TN – June 25th, 2020 – Park Assist® has been awarded the Parking Guidance System (PGS) contract for Nashville International Airport (BNA). As one of the fastest-growing airports, BNA’s increased traffic and added service have created a demand for a new parking solution that can handle a heavy volume Read More »

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    Member News: Smarking Launches the First Parking Industry Benchmark

    COVID-19 has caused massive disruption to commuter’s behaviors and parking demand, leaving transportation and mobility leaders unsure of what ‘normal’ looks like in the industry- and what to expect in the coming months. San Francisco, CA – June 25, 2020 – Smarking launched the first ever, real-time benchmark for the Read More »

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    Member News: Flowbird Unveils ‘Park & Sanitize’ Solution to Support Communities Emerging from COVID-19 Lockdown

    June 26th, 2020 Moorestown, NJ —  Flowbird has launched a ‘no touch’ automatic hand sanitizer technology to help safeguard potentially millions of motorists and transport passengers around the world in conjunction with reduced COVID-19 lockdowns. The company has developed ‘Park & Sanitize’ – a contactless hydroalcoholic gel dispenser that attaches Read More »

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    Authentic Concern and The Potential of Industry Technology Suppliers

    By Brian Wolff “Authentic concern” is defined simply as a company that genuinely demonstrates concern, as opposed to a fake or half-hearted interaction that leaves you feeling less than appreciated or valued. If your company is delivering authentic concern, your customers feel like they are more than a number or Read More »

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    Balancing the Post-pandemic Budget

    By Pamela Corbin, CAPP There is little doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge effect on the budgets of parking systems throughout the country. Operating budgets are one of the most important work products in municipalities. They give the authority to incur obligations and pay expenses, allocate resources, and control Read More »

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    The Parking Podcast Episode E31: An Interview with Brian Wolff and a Conversation about Authentic Concern

    Topic: Brian Wolff, CEO of Parker Technology, discusses leadership, parking technology and authentic concern. Check it out here https://www.parkingcast.com/

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    Return to Normalcy?

    By Josh Cantor, CAPP During many large-scale events and emergencies, such as severe weather, I am used to being an integral part of planning and response as I represent parking and transportation. It sometimes takes me being pushy, but I always want to make sure access concerns are addressed, as Read More »

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    Diversify Your Portfolio

    By Robert Ferrin A phrase often heard from a financial advisor is resonating with municipal parking operators throughout the nation as we feel the effects of COVID-19 on our budgets. COVID-19 has affected so many things in our world, not the least of which has been parking and transportation demand Read More »

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    Sharing Our COVID-19 Knowledge

    By Nicole Chinea, CAPP I recently went out to dinner post-COVID. I have to admit, it was a bit scary. Despite what is going on in our world at the moment, I am grateful to say that this is the first time I have felt fear from going to dinner Read More »

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    IPMI News: IPMI Announces Results of 2020 Board of Directors, CAPP Board Elections

    (Alexandria, Va., May 29, 2020) — The International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI) announced the results of its 2020 Board of Directors election; three new members will join the Board: Dennis Burns, CAPP, is a senior practice builder and vice president at Kimley-Horn, with more than 30 years of parking Read More »

  • Member News: Barnacle® Parking Produces, Donates Critical Face Shields to Frontline Workers Across the Country

    Parking-Enforcement Specialist Shifts Gears to Help Local, State Employees Nationwide NEW YORK (June 18, 2020) – As the nation copes with the COVID-19 pandemic, Barnacle®, a leading parking-enforcement solutions provider, has shifted its focus to aid healthcare and essential workers in 19 states who need personal protective equipment (PPE) while Read More »

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    Member News: Rich & Associates Names David Rich Vice President

    Southfield, MI (June 18, 2020)—Rich & Associates is pleased to announce the promotion of David Rich to vice president. As vice president, David oversees the firm’s national business development efforts. “David has been an integral part of the Rich & Associates team since 1986,” said Richard C. Rich, president of Read More »

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    Member News: EVgo Announces EVgo Access®

    June 11, 2020 EVgo is pleased to announce the launch of a new proprietary product that enables gated, pay-to-park lots to host EVgo fast charging stations, called EVgo Access®. EVgo’s new cloud-based system offers seamless management of EV charging for parking garage operators – and is compatible with both Smart-gate and Read More »

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    Member News: Nashville’s Music City Center Selects Park Assist’s Parking Guidance System

    NASHVILLE, TN – June 10th, 2020 – Park Assist® has been awarded the Parking Guidance System (PGS) contract for Nashville’s Music City Center. This 2.1 million-square-foot convention complex opened in 2013 in the heart of downtown Nashville. The facility was primarily built to host large city-wide conventions. Attracting local and Read More »

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    Member News: INRIX Launches Safety Alerts Product Suite to Make Connected Vehicles and Smart Cities Safer

    Today, INRIX and Drivewyze announced a new partnership to bring real-time dangerous slowdown, queues, and road closure information to truck drivers operating the Drivewyze Connected Truck platform. Leveraging INRIX Dangerous Slowdowns, Drivewyze is able to convey safety events at a highly granular level to provide the maximum reaction time for Read More »

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    What’s the Answer, Part II

    By David Feehan As I thought about my previous blog, I realized that there is much I wanted to say but did not. I raised the issue of diversity in the parking industry and even looked to our leadership at IPMI to ask if we were doing enough. But having Read More »

  • Member News: FlexPost Makes It Even Easier to Improve Parking Lot Safety with Our Streamlined New Website

    Holland, Michigan, 6/9/20 – FlexPost Inc., a leader and innovative manufacturer of flexible signposts and bollard units, has recently launched a new website to better serve our customers and help you find what you need faster. If you are just seeking replacement parts or accessories for your existing FlexPost® products, Read More »

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    Member News: Telenav and Parkopedia Bring Stress-free Parking Services to Connected Cars

    Global partnership enhances Telenav’s VIVID Commerce solution for automotive OEMs Santa Clara, Calif., and London, UK, – June 9, 2020 – Telenav®, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNAV), a leading provider of connected-car and location-based services, and Parkopedia, the world’s leading parking-services provider, have jointly announced a global technology partnership. Telenav’s In-Car Commerce (ICC) Read More »

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    What’s the Answer?

    By David Feehan These have been particularly sad and disheartening days for me. I am a native of Minneapolis, Minn., a city that has always prided itself on being enlightened when it comes to race. I owned a house just off Lake Street, where the burning and looking occurred. My Read More »

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    Member News: LEXPARK Engages AMG Payment Solutions for Credit Card Processing

    The Lexington & Fayette County Parking Authority (LEXPARK) recently selected AMG Payment Solutions (AMG) as their new credit card processing vendor. AMG will provide their niche processing services across LEXPARK‘s entire parking ecosystem, complementing a comprehensive team of solution providers including: IPS smart meters T2 pay stations Courthouse, Helix, Transit Read More »

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    Member News: Westward’s GO-4 Vehicles Enhance Purdue University Parking Efficiencies While Reducing Fuel Costs by 65%

    Purdue University recently obtained two GO-4 parking specific vehicles from Westward Industries. The GO-4 vehicles will support the university’s efforts to expand their mobility, transportation, and parking management operations, elevating their on-street and lot presence while increasing mobile reads within their mobile LPR systems. Purdue University sought a solution to Read More »

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    Member News: IPSENS, LLC’s Patented Software Algorithm Leads in Parking Management

    One-of-a-Kind Solution is Capable of Managing Non-Delineated Parking BRANSON, MO – 5/27/2020 – IPsens, LLC a leading provider of parking guidance software, is proud to announce the installation of its state-of-the-art, patented parking management solutions in several installations around the U.S. The patented algorithms (PATENT NO. US 9,595,194 B1 & Read More »

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    Member News: SKIDATA Introduces World’s Most Advanced Common Access Solution for People and Vehicles

    Denver, CO (May 27, 2020)—SKIDATA Inc., the world’s leading provider of solutions to manage access to parking facilities, ski resorts, and stadiums, has introduced the world’s most advanced common access solution for people and vehicles. Built on SKIDATA’s powerful software platforms, the common access technology allows patrons to use the Read More »

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    Member News: DDOT Encourages Contactless Payments For City Parking with the ParkMobile App

    Amid COVID-19 concerns, the ParkMobile app will allow people to avoid touching the meter and pay for parking on their mobile device. Washington, DC – June 2, 2020 – ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the United States, announced today a new partnership with the Read More »

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    Member News: Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport Chooses Park Assist

    LOUISVILLE, KY – June 3rd, 2020 – Park Assist® has been awarded the Parking Guidance System (PGS) contract for Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF). Just 10 minutes from downtown, the International Airport supports over 4 million travelers per year with a high-volume of both passenger and cargo traffic. Park Read More »

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    Member News: Spectra Partners with ParkHub to Offer Touchless Payments to Venues Across North America

    Leading B2B Parking Technology Provider Becomes Official Parking Technology Partner as 190 Spectra-managed Venues Gear Up to Reopen DALLAS (June 3, 2020) — As live entertainment venues across North America begin preparations to reopen, Spectra, an industry leader in venue management, hospitality, and partnerships, today announced a multi-year partnership with Read More »

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    2020 IPMI Chairman’s Award: Thomas Wunk, CAPP

    Thomas Wunk, CAPP VICE PRESIDENT, PARCS SOLUTIONS T2 Systems I was asked to provide a list of work accomplishments, but that stuff is not important. Rather, I chose to point out just a few events and people that I look back on and cherish when thinking about my career in Read More »

  • 2020 IPMI Professional Excellence Award – Innovation: David Wallace

    David Wallace SENIOR WEBSITE DESIGNER/DEVELOPER Parking & Transportation Services, University of Arizona David Wallace has been with the University of Arizona Parking & Transportation Services for over three years. He started as a website designer and developer, updating internal and external webpages. As a senior website designer and developer, he Read More »

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    Member News: ParkMobile Data Shows a Slow and Steady Comeback in U.S. Cities

    Parking transaction data from over 400 cities indicates that people are getting back on the roads Atlanta, GA, – May 27, 2020 – ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions, revealed new data today that shows increasing parking transactions in cities across the U.S. In early to Read More »

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    Why is it Raining in my Parking Structure?

    By Scott Weiland Ever wonder why it is raining inside your parking structure?  Well, it is a sign that your parking structure needs attention. Water is the No. 1 cause of parking structure deterioration. Water-saturated concrete can freeze, expand, and spall. Combined with oxygen, water can also cause corrosion of Read More »

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    Member News: Populus Releases New Guide to Mobility Data

    Cities around the world are adopting new policies and solutions to more dynamically manage their streets and curbs – we are seeing many of these changes accelerate in 2020. From data standards to shared mobility program design and evaluation, below are a few new resources to help cities and operators Read More »

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    2020 IPMI Professional Excellence Award – Operations: Corrine O’Connor

    Corrine O’Connor DEPUTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Philadelphia Parking Authority In May 1990, Corrine O’Connor started her career at the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) in Pennsylvania as a parking enforcement officer. Over the years, she worked her way up and now serves as deputy executive director. She led four major projects last Read More »

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    2020 IPMI Professional Excellence Award- Finance: Kenneth Kimball, CAPP

    Kenneth Kimball, CAPP DIRECTOR, FISCAL AFFAIRS, HUMAN RESOURCES AND PAYROLL, IT DEVELOPMENT, IT SUPPORT Texas A&M University, Transportation Service Kenneth “Kenny” Kimball, CAPP, is chief compliance officer and chief finance officer, Texas A&M University Transportation Services, managing a budget of $50 million, directing the IT development and support unit, and Read More »

  • 2020 IPMI Emerging Leader of the Year: Megan Leinart, CAPP, LEED AP BD+C

    Megan Leinart, CAPP, LEED AP BD+C PRESIDENT Leinart Consulting Megan Leinart, CAPP, LEED AP BD+C, is president of Leinart Consulting, a professional services marketing and consulting firm specializing in the parking, commercial real estate, and professional services industries. She has over 13 years of experience in the parking industry, working Read More »

  • 2020 IPMI Parking Organization of the Year: Philadelphia Parking Authority

    Philadelphia Parking Authority The Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) in Pennsylvania serves the parking needs of the sixth-most populous U.S. city, with more than 1.5 million residents. The PPA—which has achieved an Accredited Parking Organization with Distinction designation—recently developed a three-year strategic plan, with the goal to advance economic development and Read More »

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    What Do We Do Next?: COVID-19 and the Triple Helix Model of Innovation

    By David C. Lipscomb This blog is part of a special series on curb management and COVID-19. A joint effort of the International Parking and Mobility Institute, Transportation for America, and Institute of Transportation Engineer’s Complete Streets Council, this series strives to document the immediate curbside-related actions and responses to Read More »

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    Member News: Propark Mobility Launches Certified CleanCo Parking and Transportation Program in Response to COVID-19

    May 26, 2020 Hartford, Connecticut – Propark Mobility announced today that the company’s CleanCo division will be providing industry-leading comprehensive cleaning and sanitation programs for parking and transportation operations across the country, in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic. “We are living in a new world, which requires different processes Read More »

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    The Parking Podcast Episode E29: An Interview with Todd Tucker and a Conversation about Veterans in Parking

    Todd Tucker, JD, CAPP,  Senior Vice President and General Counsel with Arrive discusses learning, Arrive and Veterans in Parking. Check it out here https://www.parkingcast.com/

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    A New (Ab)Normal

    By Chris Lechner, CAPP As the U.S. begins to open up in ways large and small, the mobility industry is preparing for a broad range of outcomes. There are two fundamental questions facing all of us: How many people are coming back to our venues? How are they going to Read More »

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    Member News: Park Assist Chosen to Transform Parking at Circa Resort & Casino’s Garage Mahal

    LAS VEGAS, NV – May 21st, 2020 – Park Assist® has been awarded the Parking Guidance System (PGS) contract for the Garage Mahal facility at Circa Resort & Casino. The new hotel and casino, currently under construction, is located on the famous Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas. It Read More »

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    SRA News: MAPA 2020 Scholarship Extends to June 30th

    MAPA 2020 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 30TH! Each year MAPA awards Scholarships to deserving students. The award(s) are for one academic year. Applicants may reapply for subsequent years but may only win once The scholarship award may be used towards an accredited institution of higher learning or Read More »

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    Member News: What Automatic Access Control Systems Can do for Car Parks in This New Reality

      May 21, 2020 Interaction is natural and it is an inherent need of every human being. Nevertheless, latest technologies lead to avoiding human contact and simplifying lives thanks to automation. This path to the future based on avoiding interaction has been accelerated by the Covid19 situation. Considering the trend Read More »

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    Reassessing Mobility Technology

    By John Nolan, CAPP, MSM Why do we spend so much money on business technology? We do so to help leverage our operations and improve business outcomes. These outcomes include our ability to deliver timely and accurate information—information that improves service outcomes but at the same time increases customer expectations. Read More »

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    Free Online Shoptalk: How to Not Suck at Virtual Networking

    Friday May 15, 2020  11 am-12 pm ET   Free to all industry professionals Access Recording here   Networking is such a personal activity—it is not a one-size-fits-all practice. It’s easy to get bogged down in the details and miss out on the foundation of how to build and retain Read More »

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    Learning from COVID-19: Connecting with the Research Community

    By Stephanie Dock, AICP, and Katherine Kortum, PhD, PE This blog post is part of a special series on curb management and COVID-19. A joint effort of the International Parking & Mobility Institute, Transportation for America, and Institute of Transportation Engineer’s Complete Streets Council, this series strives to document the Read More »

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    Stand Strong Even if You Stand Alone

    By Tope Longe The world has been rocked by unprecedented occurrence. The norm, as we know it, faltered. Many have been thrown into incomprehensible situations. Many more are likely to be. Change in status quo. Transition too! Transition is “the process or a period of changing from one state or Read More »

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    Free Online Shoptalk: Municipalities, Finance, & Recovery: Current Challenges and Next Steps

    Wednesday May 13, 2020- 2:00 PM EST Free Online Shoptalk: Municipalities, Finance, & Recovery: Current Challenges and Next Steps Free to all Industry Professionals Access the Recording here   Join IPMI for our next online Shoptalk diving into cars, cash, and financial impacts to operations. Open to all, moderator Tiffany Read More »

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    A 10-Point Roadmap for the New Normal in Parking and Mobility

    By Kevin White, AICP Like many other sectors of the economy, the parking and mobility industry has been affected significantly by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite significant impacts on revenue, staffing, and other functions, municipal operations have deftly adjusted to local conditions and are planning in earnest for an uncertain future Read More »

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    Member News: Associated Time Becomes An Official Parker Technology Dealer

    May 14, 2020 – Parker Technology today announced a new dealer partnership with Associated Time Instruments, out of Dallas, TX. The relationship will involve collaborative sales and marketing efforts to incorporate Parker’s customer service offering as a value-added differentiator to Associated Time’s parking installation projects. “We are thrilled to partner Read More »

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    Are Parking Minimums a Thing of the Past?

    By Jonathan Wicks, CAPP In this time of evolving transportation needs and consumer preferences, municipalities and developers are asking: Are old-school parking minimums applicable to today’s usage? Developers often find them inflexible, frustrating, and costly. The planning community is increasingly opposed to parking minimums, concerned that they perpetuate an auto-centric nature of Read More »

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    COVID-19 & the Curb: Private Sector Works to Adapt and Offer Creative Solutions

    This post is part of a special series on curb management and COVID-19. A joint effort of International Parking and Mobility Institute (IPMI), Transportation for America, and Institute of Transportation Engineer’s Complete Streets Council, this series strives to document the immediate curbside-related actions and responses to COVID-19, as well as Read More »

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    Member News: Heart of the Park Partners Band Together to Feed Baltimore

    May 5, 2020 We’re at our best when we all work together. Since its late March launch, Heart of the Park, a partnership between Harbor Park Garage and several local organizations and businesses, has distributed about 13,000 meals to Baltimoreans in need and to those on the front lines, serving Read More »

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    Member News: Borough of Belmar, New Jersey, Bringing contactless payments to beachfront parking with ParkMobile

    ParkMobile app will allow users to pay for parking on their mobile device. ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the United States, has partnered with the Borough of Belmar, New Jersey, to allow residents and visitors to pay for parking through their mobile devices. The Read More »

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    The Parking Podcast Episode E28: An Interview with Dennis Burns and Conversation about Consulting

    Dennis Burns, CAPP, Senior Practice Builder with Kimley-Horn, discusses consulting, strategic plans and Frisbee golf. Check it out here https://www.parkingcast.com/

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    Parking, COVID, and Universities

    By David M. Feehan I have spent the last couple of years working to strengthen a business district organization in Dinkytown, the district adjacent to the main campus of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. This historic district is the place where Bob Zimmerman from Hibbing, Minn., got his start Read More »

  • Analysis & Application of Technology Course

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

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    Member News: CurbTrac Assembles Industry Leaders to Innovate on COVID-19 Response with Clean Driver Program

    Pilot Grubhub Program Held in Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA, May 8, 2020 – In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CurbTrac, a technology innovator in the parking and mobility industries, has launched the Clean Driver Program in partnership with ParkMobile, ParkOps, and Ballparc. The Clean Driver Program provides turn-key solutions for Transportation Read More »

  • Free Online Shoptalk: Leadership on Their Terms to Ease Stress and Enable Focus

    Wednesday May 6, 2020- 2:00 PM EST Free Online Shoptalk: Leadership on Their Terms to Ease Stress and Enable Focus Free to all Industry Professionals Access the Recording here IPMI invites all industry professionals in parking, transportation, and mobility to discuss how the COVID-19 crisis has impacted your various mobility Read More »

  • Member News: Introducing Park Assist’s Latest Signage Solution: LCD-NAV

    Park Assist is excited to announce its new LCD-NAV signage solution. Park Assist’s latest sign is both dynamic and customizable for real-time content updates. Increased customer engagement. With the ability to communicate a variety of dynamic messages, the LCD-NAV sign provides up-to-the-minute content updates to all customers. From guidance to maintenance Read More »

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    Member News: Penn Parking Develops More than 3,000 Face Shields for COVID-19 Healthcare Workers

    May 7, 2020- Penn Parking, a Maryland-based parking management company, recently wrapped up the Herculean effort of handcrafting 3,300 PPE face shields for healthcare workers throughout Maryland, Virginia and DC area. The shields are to assist in the fight against COVID-19. Penn Parking leadership, staff and friends worked together to Read More »

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    My First Virtual Conference

    By Justin Grunert In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, IPMI decided to transition from an in-person Conference to a virtual event. Our first priority was to keep all of our attendees, sponsors, and vendors safe. It saddens me that I won’t be able to see many of you in Read More »

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    Member News: ParkHub Launches ‘Attendant Academy’ to Support Industry Advancement During the COVID-19 Crisis

    The company’s online courses aim to help prospective parking professionals develop skills for future employment. DALLAS, May 7th, 2020 — ParkHub, the leading B2B parking technology company, has launched online courses designed to support the professional advancement of parking attendants during the COVID-19 crisis. The curriculum, coined Attendant Academy, provides Read More »

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    IPMI News: IPMI Partners with City Tech to Launch the Millennium Gateway Innovation Lab

    IPMI Partners with City Tech to Launch the Millennium Gateway Innovation Lab, a Cross-Sector Collaboration to Help Shape the Future of the Parking Industry May 6, 2020 In partnership with the International Parking & Mobility Institute, City Tech Collaborative is launching a new Millennium Gateway Innovation Lab, a cross-sector consortium Read More »

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    Member News: Flowbird Uses Advanced Technology To Limit Contact During Transactions

    May 6th, 2020 Company focuses on reducing germ spread while supporting city financial health Moorestown, NJ – Flowbird Group has announced recent developments that limit the amount of physical interaction with its parking kiosks and an alternative to avoid the kiosks altogether. The leader in curbside management, having been involved Read More »

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    Curbside Management in a Recurring Emergency Scenario: A Municipal Perspective

    By Benito O. Pérez, AICP CTP, CPM; and David Carson Lipscomb, MCP This post is part of a special series on curb management and COVID-19. A joint effort of IPMI, Transportation for America, and ITE’s Complete Streets Council, this series strives to document the immediate curbside-related actions and responses to Read More »

  • COVID-19 Information Clearinghouse: Useful Websites and Links

    Access all COVID-19 related Useful Websites & Links here. To search all resources by keyword, search the Resource Library. Submit Postings Here   May 6, 2020: Center for Disease and Control Prevention: COVID-19 Critical Infrastructure Sector Response Planning May 5, 2020: American Public Transportation Association(APTA): Public Transit Response to Coronavirus Read More »

  • COVID-19 Information Clearinghouse: Events and Education

    Read all the COVID-19 Information Events & Education postings here. To search all resources by keyword, search the Resource Library. Submit Postings Here   Member Post: June 15, 2020: SWPTA Webinar- Pandemic Recovery: The Road to Re-opening, shared by SWPTA IPMI Post: May 29,2020: Thinking Outside the Box: Urban Freight Read More »

  • COVID-19 Information Clearinghouse: Resources and Documents

    Read all the COVID-19 Information Resource and Document postings here. To search all resources by keyword, search the Resource Library. Submit Postings Here   Member Post: June 18, 2020: Barnacle® Parking Produces, Donates Critical Face Shields to Frontline Workers Across the Country, shared by Barnacle IPMI Post: June 9, 2020: Read More »

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    Member News: Kimley-Horn Named Best Workplace in Consulting & Professional Services 2020

    Kimley-Horn is excited to be again named one of the Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services by Great Place to Work®. More than 357,000 U.S. employees were anonymously surveyed about 60 elements related to how their company creates a Great Place to Work For All™, including experiences of innovation, leadership Read More »

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    Embracing Technology: Enhance Customer Protection and Experience

    By Jon Martens, CAPP, AICP Major changes have occurred since the mandatory COVID-19 restrictions. Social distancing and PPE (personal protective equipment) have become common discussion points. Grocery stores have added cashier shields, marked spacing on the floor, metered customers, and facemasks. Several retail stores are pushing scan-and-go options to allow Read More »

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    2020 IPMI Sustainability Framework

    International Parking & Mobility Institute’s Framework on Sustainability for  Design, Management & Operations Revised on March 2020 Sustainability in parking and transportation means meeting “the needs of today without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”1 To be successful, transportation solutions and sustainable practices should balance Read More »

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    All Heroes Don’t Wear Capes

    By Shawn Conrad, CAE I was tempted to focus this post on what potential changes our industry will experience when stay-at-home orders are lifted and we look at life post-pandemic. But as I work through my fifth week of sheltering in place, I’d like to offer an observation on the Read More »

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    Member News: Westward Industries –GO-4 Parking-Specific Vehicles Now with LPR Friendly Dashboard

    Let your vehicle become your office! Westward Industries is now the first manufacturer of parking-specific vehicles to offer custom dashboard features turning your dash into a workstation. Developed specifically based on insight and requests from users incorporating license-plate recognition technologies, these features are designed to enhance the experience of parking Read More »

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    Member News: SKIDATA Names Matt Gambardella Sales Manager for Denver Office

    Denver, CO (April 30, 2020)—SKIDATA has named Matt Gambardella to oversee sales for the company’s Denver office. In his new role, Gambardella will manage all new business development and project management throughout Colorado. He joins the Denver office from SKIDATA’s Las Vegas office, where he served as a sales professional. Read More »

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    Free Online Shoptalk: Planning for Future Municipal On-Street Operations

    Wednesday April 29, 2020 @ 2:00-3:30 PM EST Free Online Shoptalk: Planning for Future Municipal On-Street Operations Free to all Industry Professionals Access recording here IPMI invites all industry professionals in parking, transportation, and mobility to discuss how the COVID-19 crisis has impacted your various mobility programs and options, including Read More »

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    Parking and the Autonomous Future

    By Josh Naramore There has been a tremendous amount of media attention the last few years offering prognostications and insight into a future where autonomous vehicles are the norm. For the City of Grand Rapids, Mich., the future has merged with the present. In July 2019, the city with partners Read More »

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    SRA News: Texas Parking and Transportation Association (TPTA) Announces the Establishment of the Marc Denson Scholarship Fund

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

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    Member News: FlashParking introduces SAFEValet

    Elevated trust and safety with a touchless and ticketless valet experience SAFEValet is a ticketless, trustworthy valet experience that stands up to the demands of our world today, especially during COVID-19. By leveraging the valet technology that FlashParking customers already have access to, this comprehensive solution adds a few key Read More »

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    The Parking & Mobility Industry Comes Together in a Time of Need

    By Brett Wood, CAPP, PE This blog is part of a special series on curb management and COVID-19. A joint effort of IPMI, Transportation for America, and ITE, this series strives to document the immediate curbside-related actions and responses to COVID-19, as well as create a knowledge base of strategies Read More »

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    Member News: Salt Lake City International Airport chooses Park Assist

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – April 28th, 2020 – Park Assist® has been awarded the Parking Guidance System (PGS) contract for Salt Lake City International Airport’s latest parking garage. Salt Lake City is building a new International Airport (SLC) to replace the existing structure. Serving more than 26 million passengers Read More »

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    The Parking Podcast Episode (E27): An Interview with Rachel Yoka, CAPP and a Conversation About APO

    Rachel Yoka, Vice President of Program Development at IPMI, discusses APO Certification, IPMI and CrossFit. Check it out here. https://www.parkingcast.com/  

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    Member News: ParkHelp Merges with Parking Sense, Expands Product Line

    (Porirua, New Zealand – 4/28/20) ParkHelp and Parking Sense, leading providers of parking guidance solutions, recently announced the merger of the two companies to create the world’s leading provider of parking sensors and guidance systems for indoor and outdoor parking lots and structures. The new company, ParkHelp Technologies, has significantly Read More »

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    Remote Work

    Free Online Shoptalk: Leading Remote Teams and Best Practices

    Wednesday April 22, 2020 – 2:00 PM EST Free Online Shoptalk: Leading Remote Team & Best Practices Pre-Registration is required to attend Free for all Industry Professsionals Access the recording here IPMI invites all industry professionals in parking, transportation, and mobility to discuss how the COVID-19 crisis has impacted your Read More »

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

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

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    FREE IPMI Webinar: Cutting-edge Transportation Research on Parking, Congestion, and the Curb

    Live Online Webcast:  Free for IPMI Members Description: Join IPMI as we host two innovative transportation research institutions that are digging deep into industry trends and how mobility professionals can create positive effects through planning, policy, and operations. New York University/C2SMART and Cornell University/CTECH will share the goals, programming, and Read More »

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    Online Course: Article Quiz: How Parking, Transportation & Mobility Operations, and Structures Affect Sustainability Outcomes

    Level: Foundational/basic course About the course: This self-paced reading activity highlights future sustainable technologies, mobility hubs and shared parking, greening your parking lot or structure, and utilizing Parksmart and LEED to meet sustainability goals. In addition, the course shares project and program examples to demonstrate the state of the industry Read More »

  • news

    Member News: NYC DOT Announces New Effort to Encourage Contactless Payments for City Parking Meters

    April 21, 2020 With COVID-19 concerns, drivers will have a new pay-as-you-go option via ParkMobile smartphone app Today, the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) announced a new effort to discourage cash payments at the City’s parking meters and encourage contactless parking payment by smartphone. The Pay-By-Cell option protects Read More »

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    Member News: Walker Offers Solutions to Mount Sinai Amidst COVID-19 Crisis

      Mount Sinai Health System in New York City is perched at the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. With thousands of cases throughout the system, Mount Sinai’s employees are working more shifts and longer hours, upending their normal commutes. As authorities advise that the risk of infection Read More »

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    Free Online Shoptalk: Mobility Options and COVID-19

    Tuesday April 14, 2020: 12:00 PM EST Access the Recording here Free Online Shoptalk: Mobility Options and COVID-19 IPMI invites all industry professionals in parking, transportation, and mobility to discuss how the COVID-19 crisis has impacted your various mobility programs and options, including fleet management, transit, and micro-mobility modes. We Read More »

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    Free Online Shoptalk for Universities and Campuses: COVID-19 and Our Industry’s Response

    Tuesday, March 24, 2020: 2:00 PM EST Online Shoptalk for Universities and Campuses: COVID-19 and Our Industry’s Response Access the recording here.   Join IPMI for a free online shoptalk to discuss and collaborate about the effects of the COVID-19 virus and the industry’s response. Moderated by Casey Jones, CAPP, former Read More »

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    Free Online Shoptalk: COVID-19 & Industry Response – Municipal & Transportation Providers

    March 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT Tuesday, March 24, 2020: 12:00 PM EST Online Shoptalk for Municipalities & Transportation Providers: COVID-19 and Our Industry’s Response Access the recording here. Join IPMI for a free online shoptalk to discuss and collaborate about the effects of the COVID-19 virus Read More »

  • course

    Online Course: Article Quiz: Parking, Transportation & Mobility Industry Response to COVID-19; Parking Pricing Strategies and Technology Improvements

    Level: Foundational/basic course About the course: This is an online reading course with a quiz to complete once you finish reading the bundled articles from the April issue of the Parking & Mobility magazine.  Read the articles about our industry’s response to COVID-19; including parking pricing strategies and technology improvements. Once all Read More »

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    COVID’s Effect on TDM Programs

    By Perry Eggleston, CAPP, DPA With the COVID-19 crisis in full effect, I started to look at the post-crisis impact on traditional transportation demand planning. I work on a large university campus with an active TDM program that’s been successful in the reduction of the number of single-occupant vehicle (SOV) Read More »

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    The Critical Importance of Community Management in Parking

    by Andrew Sachs, MFA, CAPP Stepping Up to the Plate Downtown Baltimore’s Harbor Park Garage took community engagement to a new level, feeding the community during the coronavirus crisis In the spring of 2020, Baltimore, Maryland – and the world – was shaken by the novel coronavirus COVID-19. The city’s Read More »

  • blog

    COVID-19 and Our Industry

    Campuses have emptied out. Hospitals are busier than ever. Municipalities are trying to help communities under shelter-in-place orders. And nobody knows when airports will get back to normal. COVID-19 has affected parking and mobility in more ways than we can count, from revenue to payroll to services to security—and essential Read More »

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    Reshaping Parking

    By David W. Burr The Coronavirus crisis has thrown our lives into disarray and has shaken up our industry. While the economic impact will linger, the public health crisis will likely pass in a matter of weeks. But even as it passes, it will be important that we as an Read More »

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    McKinsey & Company: COVID-19 – Implications for Business

    March 30, 2020 By Matt Craven, Linda Liu, Mihir Mysore, Shubham Singhal, Sven Smit, and Matt Wilson The coronavirus outbreak is first and foremost a human tragedy, affecting hundreds of thousands of people. It is also having a growing impact on the global economy. This article is intended to provide Read More »

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    Free Online Shoptalk on COVID-19 & Our Industry’s Response – Universities & Campuses

    March 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT Tuesday, March 31, 2020: 12:00 PM EST Access the recording here. Online Shoptalk for Universities and Campuses: COVID-19 and Our Industry’s Response Join IPMI for a free online shoptalk to discuss and collaborate about the effects of the COVID-19 virus and Read More »

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    Free Online Shoptalk for Airports: COVID-19 and Our Industry’s Response

    March 31 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT Tuesday, March 31, 2020: 2:00 PM EST Access the recording here. Online Shoptalk for Airports: COVID-19 and Our Industry’s Response Join IPMI for a free online shoptalk to discuss and collaborate about the effects of the COVID-19 virus and the industry’s Read More »

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    Parking and Mobility April Mag 2020 COVID -19

    COVID-19 and Our Industry

    What the pandemic means for parking and mobility operations, and what professionals are doing to keep things moving. IT’S DIFFICULT TO THINK THAT WHEN A MYSTERIOUS NEW VIRUS infected 41 people in Wuhan, China, last December, anyone could have foreseen the coming global effect. COVID-19 has dominated the news and Read More »

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    IPMI News: Message from the IPMI CEO & Chair – Stay Connected

    We know you and your staff are facing huge challenges and many have already faced the reality of reducing your workforces as well. You are not alone. We want you to know we are here with you and will offer steadfast support during these unprecedented times. IPMI is wholly committed Read More »

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    Member News: Park Assist has been Chosen to Upgrade Parking for Salmaniya Medical Complex

    MANAMA, BAHRAIN – April 8th, 2020 – Park Assist® has been awarded the Parking Guidance System (PGS) contract for Salmaniya Medical Complex’s new carpark development, located in the Salmaniya district of Manama in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Owned by Edamah (the Real Estate investment arm of the Bahrain Government) and Read More »

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    Member News: Is COVID-19 the Tipping Point for Contactless Payments?

    Contactless infrastructure has been in place for years but consumer behaviour hasn’t yet embraced this technology at a large scale. Are the tides about to change? April 3, 2020 The climate around coronavirus has drawn particularly close attention to the safety and cleanliness associated with both cash and the high-touch Read More »

  • Member News: MPA Dedicates On-street Spaces to Help the Community

    (MIAMI, FL – MARCH 19, 2020) – In these challenging times, the well-being, health and need of the Miami community is of our utmost concern. To that end, the Miami Parking Authority (MPA) has set aside a number of on-street spaces in high-demand commercial areas, free of charge, for vehicles Read More »

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

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

  • Member News: Propark Mobility Provides Non-Clinical Services During COVID-19 Health Crisis

    Hartford, Connecticut – Propark Mobility announced today that the company is providing nonclinical services to healthcare organizations across the country, through its CleanCo division, in response to the COVID-19 global health crisis. “CleanCo has been providing cleaning and maintenance services to the parking industry for decades,” explained John Schmid, Propark’s Read More »

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    Member News: JTA, Beep & NAVYA Autonomous Shuttles Help Transport COVID-19 Tests Collected at Mayo Clinic Drive-Thru Site in Jacksonville

    The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA), Beep Inc. and NAVYA partner with Mayo Clinic to safely transport COVID-19 samples on their Jacksonville Campus JACKSONVILLE, (APRIL 2, 2020) – For the first time in the United States, autonomous vehicles are being used to transport medical supplies and COVID-19 tests at Mayo Clinic in Florida. Read More »

  • blog

    Hospital Sets Up COVID-19 Assessment Station in Parking Garage

    You may have seen the photos circulating online—yes, those hospital beds in a parking garage at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are real. Vanderbilt, like many hospitals, has set up a COVID-19 assessment area in its parking garage. Much like other hospitals using tents to assess and triage patients for possible Read More »

  • podcast / video

    The Parking Podcast Episode (E23): An Interview with Mark Lyons and a Conversation About Implementing Paid Parking

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

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    Member News: SKIDATA Completes Installation of Cutting-Edge Parking Technology Suite at Delta Hotels by Marriott Dallas Allen & Watters Creek Convention Center, A BENCHMARK® Resorts & Hotels Property

    ALLEN, TEXAS – (March 23, 2020) — SKIDATA announced today that it has completed the installation of a cutting-edge parking technology suite at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Dallas Allen & Watters Creek Convention Center. The parking technology suite includes advanced Parking Access and Revenue Control (PARCS) equipment, pay-on-foot kiosks, Read More »

  • podcast / video

    The Parking Podcast Episode (E24): An Interview with Kacey Siskind and a Conversation about Contactless Payment

    Kacey Siskind, Senior Vice President with HonkMobile, discusses contactless payment, multi-app and HonkMobile. Check it out here. https://www.parkingcast.com/

  • blog

    Which Accessibility Icon to Use

    By Helen Sullivan IPMI members have asked me which symbol to use to mark an accessible parking spot. Good question! I strongly recommend—without hesitation—using the traditional, upright icon to mark accessible parking spots. There is a movement to switch from the traditional accessibility icon for parking signs to one that Read More »

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    The Parking Podcast Episode (E22): An Interview with Kim Jackson and a Conversation about Training

    Kim Jackson, Director of Transportation & Parking Services at Princeton University, discusses training, IPMI and mentorship. Check it out here. https://www.parkingcast.com/

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    IPMI On-Demand Webinar: Supporting Mobility in an Open Environment

    February 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST On-Demand Fee: $35.00 for IPMI Members, $50.00 for Non-Members Description: When it comes to mobility, the future of parking is here. You just need to know where to look. Parking professionals across the globe are seeking new ways to promote mobility Read More »

  • Online Course: Fundamentals of Parking & Mobility

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

  • podcast / video

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

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

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

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

  • publications

    A Guide to Parking: Parking Technology: Key Steps to Selecting Technology

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

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

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

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

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

  • Walkable City Rules: 101 Steps to Making Better Places

    By Jeff Speck NORTH AMERICA, ALONG WITH MUCH OF THE WORLD, has been building and rebuilding its cities and towns quite badly for more than half a century. To do it properly would have been easy; we used to be great at it. But, like voting for president, just because Read More »

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mobility & Tech: Data-Driven Better Communities

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

  • podcast / video

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

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

  • podcast / video

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

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

  • podcast / video

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

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

  • podcast / video

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

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

  • podcast / video

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

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

  • podcast / video

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

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

  • article

    GARAGE CASE STUDY: An Automated Solution to Parking Perils

    By Christian Hermansen PARKING IS A NECESSARY EVIL IN THE PUBLIC’S MIND. It’s something we all do be­fore going shopping, hanging out with friends, or catching a game. It’s the experi­ence before the experience. As someone who has recently joined the parking-sphere, I see parking as something where you either Read More »

  • article

    The Promise of Digital Media

    By Bill Smith, APR I HAVE BEEN DOING PARKING PUBLIC RELATIONS (PR) FOR 25 YEARS (I’m really old). In that time, I’ve seen the industry experience incredible change, particularly when it comes to the effects of technology on operations and customer service. As you might expect, technology has also had Read More »

  • article

    An Automatic Winner

    A Philadelphia project adds automated parking and gains fast loyalty with residents. By Ian Todd PRESCRIBED PARKING MINIMUMS and concern about the anticipated effect of autonomous vehicles (which some would argue is overhyped) may help form developers’ views on the importance of parking. However, some developers view parking, or rather Read More »

  • article

    Making Accessible Parking More Accessible

    By Helen Sullivan, APR, Fellow PRSA “I am a quadriplegic in a wheelchair. Parking is the biggest obstacle in my life.” READ AND RE-READ THIS QUOTE from the 2018 Accessible Parking Coalition (APC) National Survey and take in the full meaning of what this survey respondent shared with us. A Read More »

  • article

    Unpacking the APO: Approach to Sustainability

    By Rachel Yoka, CAPP, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP IPMI LAUNCHED THE ACCREDITED PARKING ORGANIZATION (APO) program with a focus on excellence in our industry. The APO program recognizes parking, transportation, and mobility organizations at the top of their game—these organizations can be recognized at one of two levels (Accredited Read More »

  • article

    Case Study: Putting the Pieces Together

    By Cali Yang A winning combination of features makes a transit-oriented development work. THE WALNUT CREEK TRANSIT VILLAGE IN WALNUT CREEK, CALIF., is an urban mixed-use development that includes studio apartments, retail, restaurants, and public plazas. This is one of the first of many new Transit Villages being planned by Read More »

  • TIMBER! Considering cross-laminated timber as a solid strategy to future-proof parking

    By Chelsea Webster BUILDING A PARKING FACILITY IS EXPENSIVE—not only because of the land, permits and red tape, and technology you have to incorporate into the facility, but also because of the material and construction costs. To make matters worse, after sinking piles of money into the project, some parking Read More »

  • article

    Future of Proofing Parking Buildings

    By Fernando Sanchez IN THE UNITED STATES, the entrenched relationship that vehicles have with everyday life has affected the development of cities—most notably parking buildings and other single-purpose forms of mobility structures. Imagining a world without extensive miles of packed highways, parking searches, and construction of single-purpose storage monoliths implies Read More »

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

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

  • IPMI Video: CAPP Certification for Industry Professionals

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

  • IPMI Video: Parking Matters

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

  • article

    Mobility & Tech: Peak Car?

    By Brett Wood, CAPP, PE I WAS IN GRAD SCHOOL AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY, learning my trade in transporta­tion planning, which would eventually fall headlong into parking planning. I remember one class in which my graduate research professor spoke about transportation trends. The discussion specifically focused on how Read More »

  • article

    Stop Treating the Symptoms: Curing Traffic Congestion at the Source

    By Juan Rodriguez CONGESTION IS A PROBLEM that routinely plagues cities worldwide. The threats it poses to society are immense: chronic pollution, crumbling infrastructures, and low quality of life. As major cities search for solutions, they often turn to tactics such as congestion pricing and curbside management—programs that can produce Read More »

  • article

    Taking Control of the Curb

    By David Singletary TRANSPORTATION AND MOBILITY LOOK VERY DIFFERENT than they did a decade ago. There used to be a handful of ways to travel throughout a city: single-occupancy vehicles, public transit buses, trains, taxi cabs, and the occasional bicycle. Today, the number of options has increased with the introduction Read More »

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    Mobility Services and Technology

    How curb management is part of the smart city and mobility road map. By Teresa Trussell, CAPP AS A PARKING INDUSTRY VETERAN, I have been reading this magazine for approximately 17 years, and I must say I have never seen more excitement than at this moment over a single topic: Read More »

  • article

    Campus Expansion Demands Parking Innovation

    By Bill Smith and Craig Smith WHEN IPMI VISITS SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, NEXT JUNE, Conference & Expo attendees will have a chance to see an innovative parking project. H-E-B, the Texas-based grocery retailer, is close to completing the development of a new five-level parking garage that will provide 744 spaces Read More »

  • article

    The Green Standard: A Business Model for an Evolving Industry

    By Trevyr Meade OUR INDUSTRY NOW STANDS AT A MAJOR INFLECTION POINT. In just a few short years, we’ve seen the foundation for a new mobility paradigm take shape, the emergence of climate-­related risk, and people’s expectations for business’s role within society evolve. These chang­es have created a tremendous opportunity, Read More »

  • article

    Empowering the Multimodal Journey

    By Jon Ziglar TODAY’S INNOVATIONS ARE FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGING the way people live. We’re hearing more and more about technologies that are autonomous and electric, connected and shared, and on-demand and in real-time. We’ve seen a rise in ridehailing companies like Uber and Lyft, car-sharing companies like Car2Go and Zipcar, bike-sharing Read More »

  • article

    ON THE FRONTLINE: That’s Karma, Vincent

    By Cindy Campbell ONE OF THE RUNNING JOKES I HAVE WITH FRIENDS centers on the theory that I have good parking karma—or is it CARma? (I digress.) Let’s focus on the concept of karma for a minute. It’s been said that there is no such thing as luck and that Read More »

  • article

    A Legal Framework for AV Implementation: Local Government

    By Michael J. Ash, Esq., CRE THE LAST MILE IN TRANSPORTATION will also be the most important in the implemen­tation of autonomous vehicles (AVs). While AV applications will have their place on highways, the most noticeable and profound effects AVs will bring to daily life will oc­cur in urban areas. Read More »

  • article

    Participation and Buy-in

    How and why Penn State’s parking chair system works to reduce campus parking pain. By Ryan Givens, CAPP, and Dave Dorman, CAPP WITH THE ADVENT OF PAID PARKING at the Pennsylvania State University’s (Penn State) University Park campus more than 20 years ago came the development of a parking chair Read More »

  • article

    Looking Ahead: Moving Faster

    The changing mobility ecosystem and its effects on the parking industry. By Nathan Berry THE TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY has been transformed in the past few years, and innovation shows no signs of slowing down. There are many new forms of transpor­tation, and citizens have dozens of options at their fingertips—public transit, Read More »

  • article

    Moving Ahead in Los Angeles

    UCLA Transportation moves its campus into the next century By Karen Hallisey and Michael Sommers THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES (UCLA) celebrates its centennial this year, and while its mis­sion of education, research, and service has stayed the same, the university’s parking and mobility needs have shifted significantly during Read More »

  • article

    EV Charging: The Quiet Change

    By Michael T. App, AIA ADVANCEMENTS IN MOBILITY HAVE LED some city planners and architects to take the position that that there won’t be a need for parking garages in the future. They assume that everyone will be using ride-hailing services and won’t own personal vehicles. This position always generates Read More »

  • webinar

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

    July 31, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT On-Demand Webinar: $35.00 for IPMI Members, $50.00 for Non-Members Description: We wanted to identify and correct inefficiencies present in the medical center’s shuttle system to provide the best ridership experience for users. Our goal was to have a wait time for Read More »

  • The Parking Professional: September 2018

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

  • The Parking Professional: October 2018

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

  • The Parking Professional: November 2018

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

  • The Parking Professional: December 2018

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

  • The Parking Professional: February 2019

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

  • The Parking Professional: January 2019

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

  • publications

    Looking Forward: IPMI Board Chair David Onorato, CAPP, on parking, mobility, teamwork, and those Pittsburgh sports teams.

    by David Onorato, CAPP LIKE SO MANY INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS, David Onorato, CAPP, sort of fell into parking. “It was by luck,” he says. “I was working with the [Pittsburgh] city finance department and there was an opening in the parking authority. I was asked if I wanted to move there Read More »

  • publications

    ON THE FRONTLINE: Getting Unstuck

    By Cindy Campbell I RECENTLY READ AN INTERESTING statement in an online forum: “You know when you order a new item off the menu and you don’t really like it but you keep eating it—and every bite you’re like, ‘Nope, this is awful, but I already committed to it.’ Yeah, Read More »

  • publications

    THE GREEN STANDARD: Taking Stock in What You Have: A Case Study

    By Josh Naramore IN THREE YEARS LIVING IN MY HOUSE, I have passed through the kitchen countless times. The shades that hung above the kitchen windows never impressed me, but when I spontaneously removed them last weekend, I was taken aback by the change. I had more light and could Read More »

  • special publications

    The Future of Mobility

    By Kelsey Owens CITIES ARE EVOLVING faster than ever before. Populations are getting denser, congestion is increasing, and new modes of transportation are being intro­duced, bringing tremendous opportunities and challenges. With the increasing rate of innovation, what will cities look like five, 10, or 20 years down the road? The Read More »

  • The Internet of Things and the Future of Parking

    Y BILL SMITH, APR YOU MAY NOT HAVE HEARD OF THE INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT), or perhaps you’ve heard of it but aren’t really sure what it is. If you aren’t familiar with the IoT, it’s time to acquaint yourself with the topic because chances are it’s already affecting your Read More »

  • Thoughtful Management: A county’s division of parking management shines in the close-in suburbs of Washington, D.C.

    By Sindhu Rao IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD., the Department of Transportation’s (MCDOT) Division of Parking Management has served the parking lot districts (PLDs) of the Washington, D.C. suburbs of Bethesda, Silver Spring, and Wheaton for more than 60 years with thoughtful parking management techniques. Charged with addressing on- and off-street Read More »

  • publications

    Eyes on the Trends

    By Brian Shaw, CAPP AS MOBILITY PROFESSIONALS, we have to try to stay aware of trends in our industry. Most of us were caught off guard with the advent of transportation network companies (TNCs) such as Uber and Lyft and the impact they have had on curb space, traditional taxis, Read More »

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

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

  • CURBSIDE MANAGEMENT: Managing access to a valuable resource.

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

  • Parking’s Role in the New Transportation Ecosystem

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

  • article

    Parking Spotlight: Mobility and Societal Considerations: What’s Happening?

    By Eric Haggett I WAS THINKING ABOUT HOW CONVENIENT IT IS to be able to request an Uber, Lyft, or Via at any time from my smartphone—even at 4 a.m. to catch the first flight of the day out of Chicago’s O’Hare airport. Then I thought about how much fun Read More »

  • THE GREEN STANDARD: Software Makes Modernization Achievable

    By Christopher Perry and Kevin Woznicki THE CONTINUING GROWTH OF CITIES IS ESCALATING THE NEED for mobility in urban areas, and heavy vehicle traffic calls for smarter parking and mobility systems. To address this, cities are being outfitted with cameras for multiple uses, such as closed-circuit television (CCTV) security, license Read More »

  • THE BUSINESS OF PARKING | Partners in Marketing

    By Bill Smith SOMETIMES THE MOST VALUABLE MARKETING happens through partnerships. Companies that provide products and services to parking owners and operators are often in a unique position to promote their own brands while providing valuable added benefits to their customers. Savvy parking consultants have been doing this for years. Read More »

  • article

    THE BUSINESS OF PARKING | Partners in Marketing

    By Bill Smith SOMETIMES THE MOST VALUABLE MARKETING happens through partnerships. Companies that provide products and services to parking owners and operators are often in a unique position to promote their own brands while providing valuable added benefits to their customers. Savvy parking consultants have been doing this for years. Read More »

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    MOBILITY & TECH: Techno-centric Thinking

    By Melissa Yates, CAPP SIMPLY PUT, IN 2019 PARKING AND MOBILITY program leaders will need to become even more “techno-centric,” or educated, regarding options offered by industry vendors as they relate to technology and data. To satisfy customer demand for parking, mobility, and access options in any system, industry leaders Read More »

  • Your 2018 Marketing Checklist

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

  • To Share or Not to Share

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

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

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

  • The SHAPE of Disabled Parking Enforcement

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

  • Room for a City to Come to Life

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

  • The Evolution of Urban Parking

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

  • Going Autonomous …or Not

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

  • Embracing My Inner New Bee

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

  • IPMI Parking Data Analytics Snapshot (2017)

    Download the full pdf here.

  • Planning for the Short Term

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

  • A Green Year in Review

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

  • BIKE SHARE: WHAT NOW?

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

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

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

  • The Future of Parking

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

  • An Autonomous Future Right Now

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

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    Parking Spotlight: Design Downtown for Women— Men Will Follow

    By David M. Feehan DARK, DIRTY, DULL, AND DANGEROUS. That is how one woman described parking garages in her downtown. None of us in the parking industry would like to have more than half of our custom­ers saying things like that about the facilities we manage. Yet most parking professionals Read More »

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    PARKING & MOBILITY SPOTLIGHT- PARKSMART Project: Sustainable Building Leads the Way to Sustainable Mobility in Dubai

    By Sarah Merricks THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE) is going above and beyond to tackle climate risk and focus on environmentally friendly development. This leadership is especially evident in Dubai. One of the fastest-growing metropolises in the world, Dubai has become a model for how a city can transform into Read More »

  • article

    The Parking Professional: WHEN PARKING TRANSFORMED A CITY

    How Steel City morphed into an innovation powerhouse:  A follow-up on the Pittsburgh Parking Authority. By Julianne Wilhelm ONCE AN AMERICAN MANUFACTURING EPICENTER known for its smoke-billowed steel mills, the City of Pittsburgh, Pa., has become one of the top innovation cities in America, positioning itself as a city of Read More »

  • Case Study: But I fed the meter!

    How one busy municipality solved the challenge of short-term downtown parking without alienating anyone, with great success. PARKING AVAILABILITY in a vibrant downtown is something most people entirely misunderstand. The general feeling is that there is not enough parking when space is not available right in front of the destination, Read More »

  • article

    The Parking Professional: HOW the and WHY the

    By David Mepham, PhD Rethinking parking,  the Main Street place and access experience, and where we go from here. THE RISE AND RISE OF AMAZON AND ONLINE SHOPPING has trans­formed the way we consume. This trend can be contrasted with the demise of traditional shopping and face-to-face trading. Despite these Read More »

  • article

    THE BUSINESS OF PARKING: A Legal Framework for AV Implementation

    By Michael Ash, Esq., CRE THE PROSPECT OF FULLY AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES (AVs) creates an opportunity to reshape all aspects of modern life. As AVs move from the workshop to the real world, on-road testing and early deployments will be critical to improving performance to accurately detect and anticipate complications. However, Read More »

  • article

    The Parking Professional: MOBILITY & TECH

    Using Digital Signage to Optimize Occupancy and Communicate Rates By Meghan O’Brien REGARDLESS OF THE TYPE OF FACILITY YOU OWN OR OPERATE, parking rates are deter­mined and approved through private and local regulations. Although it seems like this might inhibit you from capitalizing on varying occupancy volumes at your garage, Read More »

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    PEO Safety

    By Barbara Y. Roberts When do I walk away? When do I hold my ground? AS YOU PREPARE TO GO TO WORK, do you commonly think about how your shift will include verbal cursing, being punched, threatened, or spat on? Sadly, some parking enforcement officers (PEOs) experience abuse as they Read More »

  • webinar

    IPMI Webinar: Municipal Procurement: Repeating Mistakes on Purpose

    OFFERED FREE TO MEMBERS THROUGH JUNE 2020. Regular Pricing: $35.00 for IPMI Members, $50.00 for Non-Members Description: Are your RFPs for technology products finding the best products for your operation at the best price? RFPs aim to introduce a level playing field for vendors and reduce any potential for favoritism, Read More »

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

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

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    The Green Standard: I Was Going to Recycle, but …

    By Yasser Jabbari YOU ARE LATE FOR WORK. You are carrying the breakfast that you some­how did not spill on yourself navigating through morning traffic. As you speed-walk through the parking lot, you come to a set of trash and recy­cling cans that have words on the front of them Read More »

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    Case Study: A Year in the Life

    Sustainable parking and mobility projects from 2018. By Megan Leinart, LEED AP BD+C Once again, 2018 provided a number of advancements in parking and mobility sustainable projects. We continue to see incredible success and progress in sustainable parking planning, design, construction, operations, and technology. People within and outside the parking Read More »

  • article

    The Business of Parking: It’s Time for Your ADA Audit

    By Michael J. Ash, Esq., CRE THE LATEST RULES FOR ACCESS AND ACCOMMODATIONS in public and private facilities have been in effect since 2010, when the U.S. Department of Justice issued updated regulations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Requirements about access and accommoda­tion have evolved since the 2010 Read More »

  • article

    The Parking Professional: Technology of Parking and Market Disruption

    By Jeff Pinyot THE BUZZWORD IN BUSINESS IS “MARKET DISRUPTION.” The excitement about disrupting a market is that in the first place, we start with a thriving and confirmed market that is in the cross­hairs of investors. Take the parking industry: It doesn’t take much research to acknowledge that parking Read More »

  • article

    PARKING SPOTLIGHT | LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

    The 2018 IPMI Leadership Summit Educates and Entertains DENVER, COLO., WAS THE PLACE FOR PARKING AND MOBILITY professionals to be in October, when IPMI’s second Leadership Summit brought together a fantastic group for professional development, net­working, and fun. Small by design, the Leadership Summit saw 100 professionals from all career Read More »

  • article

    Honoring an Urbanist

    The work of Jane Jacobs and what it means to parking. By L. Dennis Burns, CAPP On a recent project trip to Boise, Idaho, I was invited to wait in the conference room of our client, the Capital City Develop­ment Corporation, or CCDC, until other meeting attendees arrived. I had Read More »

  • article

    The Parking Professional: Greening the Environment

    How certification programs LEED and Parksmart are extending sustainability. By Trevyr Meade, LEED GA Sustainability requires designers, property managers, and consultants to find opportunities that go beyond a single building and can deliver triple-bottom-line benefits across people, profit, and planet. Owners are taking a focused look at each asset on Read More »

  • article

    The Parking Professional: Building Well

    Strategies, linkages, and lessons for the parking, transportation and mobility industry. By RACHEL YOKA, CAPP, LEED AP BD+C, The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Green Business Certification Institute (GBCI) administer multiple certification standards in addition to LEED standards. One of these standards will be familiar to our Read More »

  • Smart Parking: Transforming the Experience of Parking

    Smart parking can benefit citizens, businesses and the environment, Julian O’Kelly from the British Parking Association outlines the importance of smart parking solutions. Smart parking is a term increasingly used by governments, manufacturers and tech developers to cover the many innovations designed to deliver more consistent, user centred and economical Read More »

  • webinar

    IPMI Webinar: Introduction to APDS Version 1.0, International Parking Data Standard

    OFFERED FREE THROUGH JUNE 2020. The Alliance for Parking Data Standards (APDS) will offer this free webinar on the development of the first international industry-wide standard to streamline data transfer in the parking, transportation, and mobility industry. The APDS, a collaboration of the British Parking Association, the European Parking Association, Read More »

  • webinar

    IPMI Webinar: Park That Phone! The Road to a New Brand

    September 12, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT On-Demand Webcast: $35.00 for IPMI Members, $50.00 for Non-Members   Description: After a difficult PARCS equipment transition, the University of Cincinnati (UC) needed to find a way to rebrand its image and improve its perception on campus. The Common Read, Read More »

  • article

    The Parking Professional: Inside the Minds of Parkers

    Research says there’s plenty of parking but drivers disagree. Here’s what a new survey says about that dichotomy. By Devorah Werner It’s a balmy Saturday afternoon at the University of Tennessee and the college football team is gearing up to play. You can feel the ener­gy in downtown Knoxville as Read More »

  • article

    THE BUSINESS OF PARKING | LEGAL: Don’t Be Arbitrary and Capricious

    By Michael J. Ash, Esq., CRE HENRY “HANK” ROWAN JR.’S induction furnace design is used throughout the world to melt metal, but he is best known for his philanthropy. In 1991, Hank and Betty Rowan donated $100 million to Glassboro State College, which became Rowan University. Rowan University began an Read More »

  • article

    Connecting The Commuting Dots: Offering intermobility services to maximize campus access.

    By Casey Jones, CAPP A FUNDAMENTAL SHIFT IN THE PARKING INDUSTRY has occurred during the past decade or so in which parking professionals see their role as service providers rather than simply ensuring cars are parked between yellow or white lines. This shift has resulted in a sea change in Read More »

  • article

    Case Study: Improving the Fan Experience

    By David Hoyt The new Mercedes-Benz Stadium (home to the Atlanta Falcons football team and Atlanta United FC soccer) opened for business in 2017. The state-of-the-art facility replaced the Georgia Dome, which was in operation since 1992. From day one, the new stadium’s owners challenged both internal and external team Read More »

  • article

    Disruption! Mobility! What’s a Parking Professional to Expect?

    By Trevyr Meade, LEED GA IPMI’s Parking Research Committee convened experts and professionals and invited them to weigh in on what to expect in transportation, shared mobility, and effecting positive change. WE HEAR A LOT ABOUT MOBILITY—the ability to get from place to place—especially in cities. But what do trends Read More »

  • article

    ON THE FRONTLINE: Be Who You Represent

    By Cindy Campbell I RECENTLY SAT DOWN FOR DINNER in a well-known chain restaurant during my travels. Arriving in town the night before a long week of training, I decided a decent meal would be a good idea. Now, I’ve dined at this national chain a number of times and Read More »

  • article

    Driving Smart Cities: The Trends affecting parking, transportation, and the evolution of mobility.

    By Brett Wood, CAPP, PE; and Rachel Yoka, CAPP, LEED AP BD+C The goal of this piece is to share seven key trends and innovations that will affect our industry and your business. This is not a definitive tome predicting the future, but rather a place to start examining where Read More »

  • article

    The Green Standard: A Remarkable Day

    By Paul Wessel HANGING OUT WITH THE CHICKENS at my Airbnb in upstate New York and reflecting upon my day at Cornell University, I had an epiphany: I had just seen the future of mobility emerging before my eyes! Let me explain. I was invited to talk about sustainable mobility Read More »

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    PARKING SPOTLIGHT: UNIVERSITY PROGRAM – Embracing Growth Through Greater Mobility at Ole Miss

    By Mike Harris, CAPP, MBA For those of us fortunate enough to work on a college campus, days can ar­rive with many challenges that range from parent and student interactions to construction plans that view every surface lot as the next construction site. At the University of Mississippi, we are Read More »

  • article

    Mobility & Tech: Creating A-List Parking in Urban Settings

    By Taylor Kim, AIA, LEED AP PARKING IS OFTEN THE FIRST AND LAST IMPRESSION a patron has when visiting a destination. In parking-challenged urban centers such as San Francisco, Calif, where parking isn’t expected to be easy, providing an A-list parking experience can add tremendous value. By integrating mobile app Read More »

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    The Parking Professional: The Shuttle Predicament

    When a university faced issues with its shuttle system, it turned to students and a mathematical theorem to find solutions that worked. By George Richardson ON A CRISP JANUARY MORNING, I was discussing with Roque Perez-Velez, management engineering coordinator at University of Florida (UF) Health, our shuttle predicament: How can Read More »

  • A Guide to Parking

    IPI’s mission to advance the parking profession manifests in a number of ways – through top-notch education, certification and accreditation, and connecting our community through the conference and expo and now online through Forum.    Publications are another hallmark program of our organization; take a look through this magazine and the Read More »

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    Forum, IPI’s New Online Community

    Forum is an online community that gives members a powerful new way to access and share parking, transportation, and mobility-industry information and on-the-job experiences. IPI members can log in and join vibrant discussions, gain others’ perspectives on questions and challenges, access a robust, online library of member knowledge and resources, Read More »

  • webinar

    IPMI Webinar: Parking Guidance and the Journey

    March 14, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT On-Demand Webcast: $35.00 for IPMI Members, $50.00 for Non-Members Description: Parking Guidance and the Journey is the ninth in a series of parking-specific presentations by IPI’s Parking Technology Committee. This archived presentation explores the various technologies available to communicate parking Read More »

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    Many Great Reasons for New Mobility Services

    By Alex Thibault We are in the middle of a tectonic shift in the market for mobility services. Organizations small and large are diving in every week and becoming operators in a space they wouldn’t have considered 10 years ago. For a number of good reasons, car manufacturers and distributors, Read More »

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    Transformed Urban Planning

    The Economist last week ran an article about “The Chance to Transform Urban Planning.” It covered new ways cities can be designed in the future, including the possibility of the “garden city” becoming a real thing, thanks to one big technology. What is it? Autonomous vehicles. Using data and trends Read More »

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    Plug in When You Park?

    By David M. Feehan I drive a 2013 Chevy Volt, which I bought new. Chevy sells about 25,000 Volts a year, and the new Honda Clarity plug-in hybrid expects sales to be about the same. There are other at least 20 manufacturers that now offer PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicles), Read More »

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    The Future and Your Operation

    By James C. Anderson We live in interesting times! Driverless vehicles, autonomous vehicles, alternative-fuel vehicles, artificial Intelligence, ride-sharing, intermodal transportation, and the AV START Act. Some people are inspired and excited by these prospects while others are uncertain, uneasy, and feel angst about the possibilities and its broad implications. If Read More »

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    He Gets Us

    Pricing on-street parking, as readers of this blog already know, is about finding a balance between what people will pay, how much time they really need to occupy a space, and how far they’re willing to walk to their ultimate destinations. Parking people know this. But it appears word is Read More »

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    Transportation, Mobility, and an Aging Population

    Much has been researched and written about the need for housing and healthcare as the next generation ages. But there hasn’t been a lot said about that generation’s transportation needs and what they’ll need to get around, which is a huge part of aging comfortably. TransitCenter, a foundation dedicated to Read More »

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    IPMI Webinar: Data Analytics

    November 15, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST On-Demand Webinar: $35.00 for IPI Members, $50.00 for Non-Members   The IPI Parking Research Committee approached this multi-faceted project to better define the scale of our industry. What started as a daunting task has turned into a robust and inclusive Read More »

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    When Your Car Takes Over Tinder

    Autonomous cars are here and driver-operated automobiles are illegal. What does that mean? What does it really mean—how will it affect our day-to-day lives? The New York Times took on that question last week with an extensive report from a team of experts who addressed different ways self-driving cars will Read More »

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    Tracking Autonomous Vehicle Regulations

    By L. Dennis Burns, CAPP Tracking the emergence of autonomous vehicles is filling up my inbox! Here is the latest headline from one great source, the ITS America SmartBrief: “Senate Committee Adopts Bill on Autonomous Vehicle Regulations.” The article shares a number of things: Based on a report by Reuters, Read More »

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    Parking Policy Explained: A Two-Minute Crash Course

    By Giuliano Mingardo Everyone who is professionally involved in our sector knows parking (policy) is a very emotional issue. Very often, a lack of understanding of how parking works leads to very emotional debates among politicians, decision-makers, retailers, citizens, project developers, and other urban stakeholders. Should parking be free of Read More »

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    Got Modes? You’re Probably Healthier

    Multi-modal transportation and cities that encourage it through smart design and offering several choices of getting-around methods are greener and seemingly the wave of the future, but it turns out that they also make us healthier. A study released last week found that people in metro areas with lots of Read More »

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    Welcome Back to Parking … Creative Ways to Welcome Students Back to Parking

    College and university parking organizations dream up creative ways to welcome students back to school and find it’s well worth the effort. Remember when you went to college? After moving into the dorm and spending a small fortune on books, you probably had the not-so-pleasant experience of waiting in a Read More »

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    Zero-Occupant Vehicles?

    By L. Dennis Burns, CAPP From an urban transport perspective, what is potentially worse than the dreaded single-occupant vehicle? The answer may be a zero-occupant vehicle! In the most recent Mobility Lab newsletter, Howard Jennings, managing director, discusses the potential impacts to communities and traffic systems autonomous vehicles might have. Read More »

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    Mobility Incubator Welcomes its First Two Members

    Jaguar Land Rover this week chose the first two startups to be part of its new transportation and mobility incubator project. The incubator, based on Portland, Ore., plans to work with about 120 startups in the next 10 years—six at a time—with a goal of developing new innovations in mobility Read More »

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    Atlanta’s Bridge Collapse Puts Mobility Front and Center

    By Kim Fernandez Last week’s fiery bridge collapse in Atlanta was top news all around the country, but the real story may end up being a new appreciation for—and much more use of—mass transit in and around the city. “It was nuts,” says Mark Vergenes, chair of the Lancaster (Pa.) Read More »

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    The Design of Future Carpooling

    What happens when private vehicles become a public resource? That’s the question addressed in a new project from IDEO, a global design firm that focused its creative and collaborative eye on driverless cars and carpools. Cars, they say, have always been designed for families and groups of friends. So what Read More »

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    TED Talks and Parking and Mobility Pros

    The mighty TED Talk—about 15 minutes of brilliance, humor, and information we can use. They’re a great way to kick off the week—after all, who doesn’t love them? We sure do, and we featured five of our favorites in this month’s The Parking Professional—check out our list here. IPI member Read More »

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    IPI Members Shine Among Best Workplaces for Commuters

    By Helen Sullivan, APR, Fellow PRSA Check out the just-released list of colleges and universities that are among the larger list of Best Workplaces for Commuters published by the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida. The majority of the academic institutions on the list Read More »

  • Online Course: Transportation Demand Management: Parking Strategies

    Level: Foundational/basic course. About the course:   This course will review Transportation Demand Management strategies with a focus on those involving parking. These strategies will be illustrated using examples from various organizations that have used TDM successfully to improve employee and patron commutes, improve the overall transportation experience, and help mitigate Read More »

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    No Decal? No Problem

    Excerpted from the September 2016 issue of Business Officer, the publication of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO). By Margo Vanover Porter These days, when students and visitors pull up to a parking meter on a campus, they expect multiple payment options, whether they stay five minutes Read More »

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    IPI Rocks Music City

    By Kim Fernandez This May, the 2016 IPI Conference & Expo offers more than ever before. Nobody knows more about staying in tune than the people of Nashville, Tenn.—Music City, USA. And nobody knows more about staying in tune with parking than IPI, the biggest association of professionals in the industry. Read More »

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    Rethinking Transit

    by Steven Higashide What’s next for the commuter parking benefit? LATE LAST YEAR, Congress finally permanently addressed a longstanding imbalance in the federal tax code that allowed commuters to exclude up to $250 per month from their income toward the cost of parking associated with their trip to work, but Read More »

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    ICE PARKING

    By Ryan J. Givens, CAPP The unusual parking challenges faced at Penn State (and the creative solutions that worked) when a new ice arena was constructed on campus.  What university wouldn’t love a brand-new ice arena for its hockey team? While it was certainly exciting (for all the right reasons) Read More »

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    Boosting Intelligence

      by Jason M. Jones An IPI task force takes on intelligent transportation systems and how they might work with parking, and members want your input.  As I write this, I’m heading off to the New York State Parking Association conference to see many old friends and hopefully meet a few Read More »

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    Facing the Sharks

    by Kim Fernandez  Last year’s IPI Park Tank™ contestants say the competition was fierce but came with huge benefits to their fledgeling companies. ARE YOU READY TO JUMP INTO THE PARK TANK™? IPI launched its live game show, modeled after television’s “Shark Tank,” at the 2015 IPI Conference & Expo in Las Read More »

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    Myths Busted

    by Thomas E. Curtis, CAPP Will autonomous vehicles really lead to the demise of the parking garage?  Parking garages will be obsolete by 2025 (2020 if you believe Uber CEO Travis Kalanick). Of course, the paperless office was hinted at in 1964 and predicted by 1975. Decades later, the use of Read More »

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    Shared Mobility Ecosystem Mapping

    By L. Dennis Burns, CAPP I recently came across a document that illustrated how far we have come in the evolution of shared mobility resources and options. This map was created for the Silicon Valley Mobility as a Service project, where mobility aggregators integrate various services. It maps out the Read More »

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    Four Great Ideas to Steal

    The Smart City Challenge is over. Columbus, Ohio, may have taken home the $40 million prize but that doesn’t mean there aren’t great things for other cities to get out of the competition. In fact, our friends at the Shared-Use Mobility Center think there’s lots to learn from the contest. Read More »

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    Think International!

    By L. Dennis Burns, CAPP More and more, the work we are doing as parking professionals is highlighting the critical role that parking plays in helping to create functional and sustainable urban environments. Linking effective parking management as a key ingredient of sustainable urban mobility planning is becoming increasingly accepted Read More »

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    Commencement Tricks of the Trade

    By Jason M. Jones Each year during commencement, many of us are faced with the daunting prospect of parking more vehicles then we are used to. Friends and family of graduates are often overcome with joy, selecting their best outfits and booking hotel rooms well in advance. Additionally, many staff Read More »

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    California Audits its DMV’s Disabled Parking Program

    Disabled parking permit abuse is a hot topic and there’s lots of debate about how to fix systems around the U.S. Yesterday, lawmakers in California said consumer complaints about people improperly using ADA permits have led to an audit of the way the state DMV issues the permits to ensure Read More »

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    Bikes Storm Manhattan

    Love your bike? Do you love your bike as much as New Yorkers love their bikes? Because there, new apartment and condo buildings are not only incorporating bike storage rooms, but they’re tricked out with repair tables, tire pumps, their own entrances or elevators, cushioned hooks for helmets, and sometimes, Read More »

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    Just Released: Bike Share Siting Guide

    Parking facilities—lots and garages—can be a natural fit for bike-share stations. After all, it’s often the last mile or two of a multi-modal trip that offers the best opportunity for bike transportation, and having a bike sharing station at either end of that journey makes it a no-brainer. Last week—same Read More »

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    Every Day is Earth Day

    Every day is Earth Day, and a  new opportunity to make sustainable decision(s) a priority. Follow along with our afternoon blog every day this week to see how parking professionals are making a big impact on the triple bottom line.  IPI’s Sustainability Committee is highlighting programs and initiatives from progressive Read More »

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    Transportation: The Proverbial Road to Success

    Education is an essential part of one’s growth. It provides learning that is necessary to help develop a person’s personality and helps form opinions and one’s identity. Of course, it also affects a person’s  ability to achieve higher-paying employment and prospects for a brighter future. In a recent Washington Post article, Read More »

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    Going Greener by Rachel Yoka

    Did you hear?  Green Garage Certification and our industry have taken a great leap forward.   Here comes the alphabet soup—glossary provided! The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), the certification arm of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), acquired the program as of January 1 of this year. The USGBC’s Read More »

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    Sustainable Parking Design & Management: A Practitioner’s Handbook

    Sustainable Parking Design & Management: A Practitioner’s Handbook is the parking industry’s first reference book on sustainability. The parking industry has a tremendous role to play in sustainability, and this handbook will guide parking professionals in their green initiatives. Available through parking.org in hardback or on Amazon, this is a must-have Read More »

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    IPI Webinar: EVs and DOE’s Workplace Charging Challenge

    Recorded on February 25, 2015 (60 minutes) EVs and DOE’s Workplace Charging Challenge When it comes to parking, employers and facility managers are working together to make plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging stations the next bike racks. Parking providers that offer charging to workplaces can have a competitive advantage when attracting Read More »

  • Online Course: Sustainability in Parking and Transportation

    Level: Foundational/basic course About the course: Sustainability in Parking and Transportation defines how the parking industry works with the triple bottom line of people, planet, and profit. The course includes decisions, actions, and impacts on parking design, facilities, and operations based on IPI’s Framework on Sustainability and the United States Read More »

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    EVs Everywhere

    By Sarah Olexsak When it comes to parking, employers and facility managers are working together to make plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging stations the next bike racks. Parking providers that offer charging to workplaces can have a competitive advantage when attracting clients in ­cutting-edge industries. Employers have long recognized that Read More »

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    Making the Garage Green in Every Way

    By Brian Shaw, CAPP I recently started working for Stanford University as its director of parking and transportation services. Stanford is known as one of the leading sustainable universities in the country, and a number of ranking and recognition programs have given the university high marks for its sustainability programs Read More »

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    Where Mobility Meets Facility

    By Joachim Hauser As the director of mobility for BMW, I am often asked, “Why did BMW, a German premium car manufacturer, become a Titanium Launch Partner of the United States-based Green Parking Council (GPC)?” There are many facets to the answer and I appreciate the opportunity to discuss the Read More »

  • We Challenge You: Park Your Park by Rachel Yoka, CAPP

    We know parking isn’t just about cars—it’s all about people, mobility, and transportation systems that work together to build community. Who knows better how to transform a parking space than the leading organization of parking professionals? From a one “park” in 2005 to nearly 1,000 tiny parks around the world Read More »

  • Life Between Buildings by L. Dennis Burns, CAPP

    I have been doing my homework in preparation for the upcoming IPI Conference in Las Vegas.  Josh Kavanagh, CAPP, and I are developing a presentation exploring the unique opportunities those of us in the parking and transportation industries have to leverage opportunities inherent in owning our customer’s first and last Read More »

  • In Search of Utopia by Brett Wood, CAPP, PE

    I just wrapped up major evaluation and documentation efforts on one of the coolest (and most challenging) projects I’ve done in a while. The City of Aurora, Colo., which has a population of more than 325,000 east of Denver, is largely a suburban-based community with no real parking vision—just a Read More »

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