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Free Online Shoptalk: Lessons Learned & Looking Ahead – Our Industry Response to COVID-19

December 16, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET

Pre-registration required to attend.  Free to all industry professionals. Registration coming soon.

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

Submit your questions and thoughts for the discussion on the registration page. 

Free Members Only Webinar: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

October 21, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET

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Join IPMI for our next free members-only webinar.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are three distinct ingredients that some feel are missing from the American Pie. They are equally imperative to changing the trajectory of today’s workplace. Systemic racism has not only found its place on our streets, social media, and politics, but in our business.

Failure to properly address DEI in the workforce will inevitably affect employee morale, efficiency, and productivity. How do we create an environment that is receptive to DEI? Verna Myers, vice president of inclusion strategy at Netflix, once said “Diversity is being asked to the party. Inclusion is being asked to dance.” Only through a comprehensive understanding of DEI and new ways of doing business and viewing employees, especially those within minority groups, will companies begin to create change.

This session is intended to show how open dialogue can be productive and break down barriers and myths to educate some on the why behind the movement; and t look at the root of the issues and learn to better and more openly listen to our fellow employees.


Tiffany Smith bio pixTiffany Smith is the Director of the Parking Authority of River City in Louisville, Ky.  She has worked for PARC for 25 years.  She leads a diverse staff of 32 employees with a focus on employee engagement and a commitment to superior customer service.  Her operations include 15 garages, three surface lots and 4,800 on-street spaces.  Her department recently earned IPMI’s Accreditation Parking Organization with Distinction certification.  She is a member of various boards and organizations and in her free time, enjoys playing tennis.  She loves parking, people, and living with a purpose.

 

 

 


Mike Tudor is the Assistant Director of the Parking Authority of River City (PARC), Inc. in Louisville, Ky.,where he has worked since 1997 within key off-street and on-street operational, management, and leadership roles.  He currently serves as President of the Midsouth Transportation and Parking Association (MSTPA) with a previous role of Secretary since 2015. He serves on the IPMI State and Regional Association Committee. He holds an undergraduate degree from Cincinnati Christian University (CCU).  He spent the early part of his career in all aspects of parking with the private sector to include management of private lots, garages, and valet services.  He earned his CAPP certification in 2019. Mike has a passion for God, family, outdoor activities, and supporting inclusion in the parking industry.

Submit your questions and thoughts for the discussion to Kim Fernandez at fernandez@parking-mobility.org.

Free Online Shoptalk: The Financial Picture: Build Your 2021 Budget (and Beyond) Despite Disruption and Revenue Shortfalls

November 4, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET

Pre-registration required to attend.  Free to all industry professionals. Registration coming soon.

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

Submit your questions and thoughts for the discussion on the registration page. 

Moderated by Sam Veraldi, CAPP. 

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 free membership for the entire year!

Download the pdf here, or click the image to read the online version with live links.

 

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:

L Dennis BurnsDennis Burns, CAPP, is a senior practice builder and vice president at Kimley-Horn, with more than 30 years of parking management (airport and healthcare) and consulting experience. He is recognized as a national leader in sustainable parking and transportation policy development and has produced over 500 parking/transportation studies in his career. In 2010, he was honored as IPMI’s Parking Professional of the Year. Recently, he has focused on integrating parking and mobility management strategies in a variety of environments, including research and analysis of shared-use mobility and strategies to address the future impacts of autonomous vehicles.

 

Josh Cantor BODJosh Cantor, CAPP, has been director of parking and transportation at George Mason University since 2005 and was previously at Cal State Fullerton. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Parking Association of the Virginias (PAV), where he served as president from 2012-2016. He is past co-chair of and continues to serve on IPMI’s Educational Development Committee and served on the IPMI State & Regional Association Committee. He received his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and his master’s degree from the University of Kentucky.

 

Kathryn HebertKathryn Hebert, PhD, is director of transportation, mobility, and parking with the City of Norwalk, Conn. As a critical part of the City of Norwalk Economic Development Team, she directs the city’s Transportation, Mobility and Parking Department, providing oversight, leadership, and management to create and implement convenient and safe mobile connectivity between neighborhoods, business districts, and major transportation hubs through coordinated planning, engineering, operations, and community collaborations.

 

The Board members will begin their two-year terms at the conclusion of the 2020 IPMI Virtual Parking & Mobility Conference & Expo this June.

The entire slate of officers of the IPMI Board of Directors, effective June 2:

• Chair: David G. Onorato, CAPP, Pittsburgh (Pa.) Parking Authority.
• Chair-elect: Gary A. Means, CAPP, Lexington & Fayette County (Ky.) Parking Authority.
• Treasurer: Alejandra Argudin, CAPP, Miami (Fla.) Parking Authority.
• Past Chair: Roamy R. Valera, CAPP, PayByPhone Technologies, Inc.
• Chris Austin, CAPP, University of Buffalo.
• Bridgette Brady, CAPP, Cornell University.
• Dennis Burns, CAPP, Kimley-Horn.
• Josh Cantor, CAPP, George Mason University.
• Pam Corbin, CAPP, City of Orlando (Fla.).
• Allen Corry, CAPP, DFW International Airport.
• Robert Ferrin, City of Columbus (Ohio).
• Kathryn Hebert, PhD., City of Norwalk (Conn.).
• Jaime Lopez de Aguilar, Sentex Group, Spain.
• Mark Lyons, CAPP, City of Sarasota, Fla.
• Jennifer I. Tougas, CAPP, PhD, Western Kentucky University.
• Shawn D. Conrad, CAE, IPMI.

Also announced were new members of IPMI’s CAPP Board of Directors:

• Gwendolyn Bolden, CAPP, Pittsburgh Parking Authority
• Sam Veraldi, CAPP, SP+

They join on the Board:

• Chair, Isaiah Mouw, CAPP, REEF Parking.
• Past Chair, Brian Scoggins, CAPP, REEF Parking.
• Irma Henderson, CAPP, University of California, Riverside.
• Hal King, CAPP, City of Hollywood, Fla.

MRC: Transportation Disadvantage Impedance Indexing: A Methodological Approach to Reduce Policy Shortcomings

Transportation Disadvantage Impedance Indexing: A Methodological Approach to Reduce Policy Shortcomings

Authors: Yavuz Duvarci, Tan Yigitcanlar, and Shoshi Mizokami

Publisher: Journal of Transport Geography

This paper undertakes a pilot case investigation as test bed for a new approach developed to reduce transportation policy shortcomings

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IPMI News: IPMI Launches New Monthly Magazine: Parking & Mobility

New publication mirrors the ever-expanding roles of parking, mobility, and transportation professionals in keeping people moving

(Anaheim, Calif., June 3, 2019) – Building on its long history of keeping readers abreast of the ever-changing and future-focused parking and mobility industry, this month, IPMI launched a new magazine, Parking & Mobility, and retired The Parking Professional after a long, esteemed history.

Parking & Mobility magazine reflects the changing roles of professionals in today’s interconnected, choice-driven network that encompasses parking, transportation, and mobility. The magazine features a masthead design in a custom font that connotes motion. Its coverage will continue to spotlight parking, which remains central to the industry, along with the broader scope of topics affecting members and industry professionals.

Each issue will feature news, analysis, case studies, and the expertise of IPMI members and industry leaders, which readers can tap to benefit their own organizations and communities.

“We gave a lot of consideration to changing the name of The Parking Professional, as we did with our organizational name change in October,” says IPMI CEO Shawn Conrad, CAE. “We naturally wanted the magazine to develop and mature with IPMI—to embrace mobility and the constantly shifting roles of our members.”

This industry evolution reflects the pivotal role parking and mobility professionals have long had in planning, designing and managing successful transportation ecosystems. New technology, along with the explosive growth of ride-hailing/transportation network companies and the need for expertise in curb management has also contributed.

Debut copies of the new magazine will be distributed at opening session of the IPMI Conference & Expo in Anaheim, Calif. June 6-12, and mailed to members at the same time. An online edition is available at parking-mobility.org/magazine.

Parking & Mobility welcomes article proposals and feedback. They should be directed to editor, Kim Fernandez at fernandez@parking-mobility.org.

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IPMI News: IPMI and The Parking Podcast Announce Strategic Partnership

October 9, 2019

The International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI) and The Parking Podcast have announced a strategic partnership to grow awareness of the importance of parking and mobility to podcast listeners.

The Parking Podcast, hosted by Isaiah Mouw, CAPP, LEED AP, will now be brought to listeners by IPMI. Mouw was named one of IPMI’s Parking Professionals of the Year in 2019 and received the association’s Chairman’s Award in 2014. He is a longtime volunteer with the organization, having served on multiple committees and as a member of its CAPP Board of Directors.

“We’re excited to welcome IPMI as our strategic partner,” says Mouw. “This partnership will be a mutually beneficial one that will help more people learn about the importance of parking and mobility in daily life, and share the expertise of leaders and innovators to industry members.”

IPMI Chief Executive Officer Shawn Conrad, CAE, says, “IPMI is looking forward to joining the podcasting world through this partnership. The Parking Podcast delivers quality content and interesting stories, and we’re thrilled to be part of it.”

The Parking Podcast will be available through IPMI’s online resource center, at parking-mobility.org, as well as at parkingcast.com and on podcast platforms that include Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts.

MRC: Canadian Transportation Research Forum: Investigating Safety Impact of Backlit Pedestrian Crossing Sign Using Driver Behavior Analysis

Investigating Safety Impact of Backlit Pedestrian Crossing Sign Using Driver Behavior Analysis, 2016

Authors: Foomani Matin, Ciprian Alecsandru, and Patrick Lauziere

Publisher: Canadian Transportation Research Forum

This paper discusses the effectiveness of BLS ped-crossing signs and benchmarked it to standard BLS.

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Member News: Alejandra “Alex” Argudin, CAPP, Named CEO of Miami Parking Authority

Alejandra ArgudinIn a unanimous vote, the Board of Directors of the Miami Parking Authority (MPA) appointed Alejandra “Alex” Argudin, CAPP, as its next chief executive officer. She is a member of IPMI’s Board of Directors, currently serving as the organization’s treasurer.

Argudin becomes the first woman CEO of the MPA in its more than six decades of existence; she brings more than 13 years of experience with the Authority, nine as chief operations officer. In that capacity, she has led a number of forward-thinking initiatives that have positioned the Authority as a leader in the parking industry, including an increase in the utilization of PayByPhone in Miami from about 23 percent five years ago to an impressive 93 percent adoption rate. This success story has placed the MPA as the leading parking organization in volume of PayByPhone transactions in all of North America.

“Alex’s unique vision, experience, and transformational leadership style make her an excellent candidate to take the reins of the MPA at a time when advances in the industry are dramatically changing its operations,” says Thomas Jelke, chairman of the board. “She is prepared and uniquely qualified to step seamlessly into the role as CEO after successfully managing the operations of the MPA for the past nine years.”

As COO, Alex managed a staff of 150 and a budget of more than $40 million. More recently, she led the complex task of applying for and achieving Accredited Parking Organization (APO) designation and subsequently APO with Distinction from IPMI. These designations are awarded solely to organizations that have excelled in all categories of parking operations.

“I am deeply honored by the trust the board has placed in my abilities to lead the MPA in very exciting times in our industry,” says Argudin. “I will lead this organization, with the support of the board and our committed staff, with strength, transparency and conviction.”

She takes over the position as CEO immediately, following Art Noriega’s appointment as city manager of Miami; he served as CEO of the MPA for the past 20 years.

“Alex has absolutely earned this opportunity and I wholeheartedly applaud the board’s decision to select her as the next CEO of MPA ,” says Noriega. “She is an extraordinary leader who will use her experience, knowledge and passion to successfully see the organization through the leading-edge changes that lie ahead.”

Argudin is a graduate of Florida International University with both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration. She earned the CAPP designation through IPMI, and LEED AP designation from the Green Building Council. She currently serves on the executive board of the WOW Center as their Treasurer.