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Gathering Together Despite the Distance

man participating in an online shoptalkSeveral hundred parking and mobility professionals gathered together in two virtual IPMI Shoptalks last week, to talk about COVID-19 and operations: human resources challenges, shifting duties, curb management, revenue, garage management, and a host of other topics. They did it online during live, video-enabled events, and we invite you to join us for more.

Tomorrow, we’ll host two more events:

These online Shoptalks are moderated by industry leaders and, just like in-person Shoptalks, are designed for conversation and idea/information exchange. They are free to all industry members; pre-registration is required (click here to register for this week’s events). Recordings are available, along with micro-learning sessions and other resources, on our YouTube channel. And more Shoptalks are planned for the future as we all navigate this challenging time together; get complete information on these and other resources here.

We hope you’ll join us for these events and that you’ll reach out if we can help you in any way. We’re going to stick together, as we always do. Brighter days are ahead.


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

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 the industry’s response. Moderated by Kim Jackson, CAPP, former IPMI chair, this hour-long discussion will provide insights, evolving best practices and ideas/solutions to help your organization cope with these challenges. We understand this is an extremely busy time and will record the online shoptalk and distribute to all members and colleagues.  If you have a question or would like to share something that has worked for your organization in advance, please email Fernandez@parking-mobility.org.



Kim Jackson, CAPP, provides leadership, expertise, and management for university transportation and parking operations, services, facilities, and programs. In 2008, she was hired as the first Director, Transportation & Parking Services for Princeton University. She was previously Executive Director of IPMI. She is a class of 2000 CAPP graduate and past chair of IPMI’s Board of Directors.

Talking About COVID-19

covid-19 illustration of the virusBy Casey Jones, CAPP

Our industry hasn’t faced anything like the COVID-19 virus before and it’s affecting the way we all work and live outside of work. Working from home, not being able to work from home, refund requests, health concerns for our employees, growing or shrinking parking use depending on our sectors—the challenges keep coming.

IPMI will host two sector-specific, online Shoptalks for industry members to talk about COVID-19 and their operations, share ideas, ask questions, and brainstorm—and just connect with each other:
  • Tuesday, March 24, 12:00 p.m. Eastern. Online Shoptalk for Municipalities & Transportation Providers: COVID-19 and Our Industry’s Response.
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2:00 p.m. Eastern. Online Shoptalk for Universities and Campuses: COVID-19 and Our Industry’s Response.
Please join me for these free events—advance registration required. Click here to register and I’ll look forward to talking with you Tuesday.
Casey Jones, CAPP, is senior parking & mobility planner with DESMAN. He will moderate IPMI’s free online Shoptalks about COVID-19 and our industry on Tuesday, March 24.

Good Deed: Municipality Converts Meters to Curbside Pickup Spaces

IPMI Blog post March 17 2020To support businesses in town, the Lexington, Ky., Parking Authority launched an effort to convert several paid parking spaces into curbside pickup-only spaces, for use by people picking up food and items from restaurants and merchants.

“While supplies last, the LPA will make every effort to create these opportunities for some level of business to continue under these current circumstances,” said Gary A. Means, CAPP, executive director of the authority.

Pickup-only spaces have had their meters covered with a blue LPA bag. Merchants can request spaces near their businesses be converted by emailing or calling the authority.

Is your parking organization doing something similar? Please let us know.