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Embrace Change – Reinvent Your Parking Program

Learn how to revolutionize your approach to parking in this immersive session tailored for parking management professionals.  Whether you are a seasoned pro, new to the industry, a front-line employee, or a manager, participants will embark on a transformative journey that combines industry best practices, innovation, and strategic thinking.   By the end of this session, you should have the tools you need to begin to re-invent your parking program.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify WHY you want to reinvent your parking program.
  • Learn how to achieve operational excellence utilizing tools that are already at your disposal.
  • Innovation and Adaptation: Be prepared to embrace change, adapt to new industry dynamics, and remain at the forefront of parking management Innovation.

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Presenter:

Adrienne Tucker, CAPP, Parking Services Manager, City of Manhattan, KS

Adrienne Tucker, CAPP, is the Parking Services Manager for the City of Manhattan, KS.  With almost two decades of experience, her expertise centers on operational excellence and development strategies.    She has honed her skills in identifying growth opportunities, maximizing revenue, and ensuring seamless operations.

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  • Member Rate: Free; pre-registration required,
  • Non-member rate: $35 registration fee.  Click the register link above to attend as a non-member.
  • Join today and find out more about member benefits here.

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IPMI Releases 2024 Electric Vehicle Readiness Resource Guide

IPMI Releases Electric Vehicle Readiness Resource Guide

March 29, 2024

Landmark IPMI Electric Vehicle Readiness Resource Guide shares critical benchmarks on industry preparedness and charging adoption to support national electrification initiatives.

About the 2024 IPMI EV Readiness Resource Guide
The 2023 IPMI Electric Vehicle Readiness Survey captured insights and benchmarks on the current state of EV readiness, electric vehicle supply equipment and fleet deployment industry wide.

The Cohort aggregated responses to develop IPMI's new 2024 Electric Vehicle Readiness Resource Guide. The guide offers key benchmarks, market-specific approaches, best practices, and illustrative case studies that dive into critical details and lessons learned. The guide will assist parking, transportation, and mobility owners and operators in meeting demand and efficiently deploying and enhancing EV initiatives as essential infrastructure to support transportation electrification efforts across the nation.

Download the guide here free.


Background, Industry Role, and Additional Resources
EVs and charging infrastructure are poised to transform the parking, transportation, and mobility industry. The launch of the NEVI program, along with federal, state, and local funding, policies, and programs, represents a generational opportunity for the industry to play a pivotal role to plan, deploy, and maintain required charging infrastructure to advance the adoption of EVs and electrification across the nation.

“The adoption of electric vehicles for both patrons and fleets in parking, transportation, and mobility represents a sea change in our industry,” said Shawn Conrad, CAE, CEO of the International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI). “The NEVI program, along with the multitude of federal, state, and local incentives, will help support this massive initiative nationwide towards smarter cities, greener infrastructure, and greater mobility options. The International Parking & Mobility Institute has launched this survey and several programs in the areas of electrification and EV readiness for our members and the industry at large. We look forward to advancing EV adoption throughout our membership to the benefit of our members, our communities, and the nation.”

Gary Means, CAPP, IPMI Board Chair shared his perspective on our role as an organization to shape the industry's guidelines on deploying additional EV capacity: "IPMI initiated the EV Readiness Survey to collect critical data to help our members assess their readiness to deploy charging capacity for patrons and the greater communities that we serve. We are dedicated to driving the industry forward to create greater mobility choices, including support for electric vehicles. Results will be used to develop research and resources that help professionals prepare for anticipated demand, as well as enhanced services for fleets.  We encourage you to respond and share the survey with your networks so we can maximize our impact to support electrification and greater sustainability programs and policies."

About IPMI

The International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI) is the world’s largest association of professionals in parking, transportation, and mobility — professionals who keep all of us moving. IPMI works to advance the parking and mobility profession through professional development, research and data collection, advocacy, and outreach.

IPMI is a proud member and active supporter of the CHARGE Coalition, as well as an Strategic Partner to the United States Green Building Council, Green Business Certification Institute, and the Parksmart Program, the only rating system of its kind to certify high-performing, sustainable parking structures alongside the suite of LEED rating systems.

About the EV Readiness Cohort

The IPMI EV Readiness Cohort specializes in planning, research, and innovation industry-wide to create partnerships and resources that enable IPMI members to prepare for and accommodate anticipated needs and requirements to support EVs across all segments of the industry. The small expert working group develops targeted and impactful resources of benefit to IPMI members relative to the challenge and opportunities around electrification.

Following analysis and benchmarking based on survey data, the Cohort will develop a series of essential resources to guide industry electrification, including a new educational program sharing best practices and survey results.

FREE Frontline Training: Don’t call us Meter Maids!

Everyone knows promoting parking compliance through citations is a thankless but necessary function. The notion of “meter maids” is a thing of the past, and parking teams need to be both enforcers and ambassadors to serve their community.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the shift from parking “enforcement” to parking “compliance” and our teams’ roles in the community.
  • Learn how to effectively train your team on how to balance their roles between providing customer service and educating the public about parking regulations.
  • Leave with a plan to help prepare your staff to go out into the field confidently!

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Presenter: 

Florezel Jose, CAPP, Portfolio Manger, LAZ Parking Ltd.

Florezel Jose, CAPP, is a Portfolio Manager for LAZ Parking. She is based in the Los Angeles region and supports large complex parking enforcement and traffic control operations for LAZ. Florezel has been in the parking industry for more than 18 years, working in various roles supporting municipal parking programs.

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Register for all upcoming sessions here.

2024 Free Frontline Training Schedule 

December 11, 2024: Embrace Change – Reinvent Your Parking Program


  • Member Rate: Free; pre-registration required,
  • Non-member rate: $35 registration fee.  Click the register link above to attend as a non-member.
  • Join today and find out more about member benefits here.

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IPMI Webinar: Planning, Design, and Construction Concerns for Modern Parking & Mobility

Presented by:

Kevin White, CAPP, AICP, Senior Parking & Mobility Consultant, Walker Consultants

Ben Henderson, PE, SE, Vice President, Kimley-Horn

John Hammerschlag, President, Hammerschlag & Co., Inc. 

Jeff Pinyot, President. ECO Parking Technologies

The parking and mobility industry continues to undergo significant advancements, innovations, and evolution. The continued advent of new and improved technology, increasing and diversifying needs of system users, the need to consider accessibility in all new and retrofit design plans…the list goes on. How is the planning, design, and construction (PDC) community responding? What are the top considerations that PDC consultants need to keep at the forefront when working on behalf of their clients? What are the top factors impacting the design of new parking facilities, and the retrofit or renovation of existing facilities?

Members of the Planning, Design, & Construction Committee will explore these questions and more. This webinar will provide vital information for any parking owner or agency that will be looking to build or upgrade their assets in the upcoming years.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the biggest challenges to planning, designing, and constructing parking facilities and systems in today’s climate of technology and innovation.
  • Evaluate solutions to those challenges, and how PDC professionals are helping clients to position for current success and future growth.
  • Hear success stories of organizations that have recently built or upgraded their facilities and learn how to apply their success to your project.

Offers 1 CAPP Point towards application or recertification.

REGISTER HERE.

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Amplify Company Culture & Employee Engagement with Organizational Rounding

Originating in healthcare, “rounding,” can be effectively applied to parking organizations for enhanced employee engagement and operational efficiency. This specific and consistent process helps foster openness, honesty, and trusted communication. Moreover, numerous small improvements can lead to larger collective positive changes over time. Attend this session to learn about how to implement organizational rounding, best practices for utilizing it, the benefits for your department, and how to measure the results. The presenter will share the ins and outs of rounding, such including:

  • What it entails (and how does it involve a stoplight?).
  • How to incorporate the meetings.
  • Why a consistent process is key.
  • What “rounding” is not.
  • Who should be involved.
  • How to effectively implement it in your parking organization.
  • What are the benefits for your team, and how do you measure the results.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize how rounding can be applied for initiative-taking employee engagement.
  • Explain the distinct parts of the “rounding” process, how they connect to one another and why consistency is key.
  • Illustrate how using this process within an organization can make a true difference.

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Presenter: 

Ryan Givens, CAPP, Regional Account Executive, Parker Technology

Ryan is a Marine Veteran, having proudly served for 11 years as a Transportation and Logistics Officer. Ryan possesses 20 years of leadership experience and 15 years of experience in the parking industry. He prefers to approach tasks and challenges through a collaborative and team-focused approach and was instrumental in leveraging numerous technologies while the Associate Director of Penn State Transportation Services. Ryan has also worked at NC State University Transportation and LAZ Parking.

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Register for all upcoming sessions here.

2024 Free Frontline Training Schedule 

October 9, 2024: Don’t call us Meter Maids!

December 11, 2024: Embrace Change – Reinvent Your Parking Program


  • Member Rate: Free; pre-registration required,
  • Non-member rate: $35 registration fee.  Click the register link above to attend as a non-member.
  • Join today and find out more about member benefits here.

 

IPMI Webinar: State of Smart Transportation – the Sequel

Presented by:

Maria Irshad, MPA, CAPP, Deputy Director, City of Houston, Texas

Casey Jones, CAPP, PMP, Senior Director of Customer Success, Flash

 

 

In 2022, IPMI created the Smart Transportation Task Force (STTF) to seek answers that would further smart transportation beyond Smart Cities. The goal is a published guide to smart transportation that identifies best practices through real-world solutions. You heard from the STTF when the initial work was presented at the 2023 IPMI Conference. For the sequel, the STTF will provide an overview of the forthcoming Smart Transportation Playbook, expected to be released in mid-2024.

In the 2023 IPMI conference presentation, the STTF asked the audience if we were on Mad Max’s Fury Road or if it was Dorothy’s yellow brick road. In the 2024 sequel, we have a playbook that will help answer the question.  The work of the STTF is defined by the many plans offered by the 2015 Smart City Challenge applicants, which envisioned positive and desirable outcomes. The lessons learned offer a meaningful path forward for organizations, entities, and communities seeking to improve mobility convenience, safety, security, equity, and resource utilization.  The task force has defined Smart Transportation as people-centered and problem-driven technology-enabled solutions in mobility management to make the movement of people and goods across all modes more convenient, resource-efficient, safe, secure, and equitable.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the six activity pillars that provide the framework for smart transportation and best practices and challenges associated with the pillars.
  • Using examples from case studies, explore activities and technologies that have been implemented in pursuit of smart transportation programs.
  • Discuss the implications of lessons learned through case studies to explore how smart transportation initiatives may play out in the future.

Offers 1 CAPP Point towards application or recertification.

REGISTER HERE.


Communication is Everyone’s Job

Good communicators are valued in every organization. Most of us don’t focus on sending or receiving clear information, even though effective communication is the cornerstone of our professional relationships. The message may be as simple as “I am going on my lunch break,” or it may be complex technical instructions to keep the payment platform up and running. In either case, poor communication can lead to messy results. The lessons learned in this course will help you get your point across and develop skills to understand others without sending a dozen emails in each direction.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore how to decode the communication you receive.
  • Develop professional communication skills of clarity and purpose.
  • Differentiate among electronic communication essentials.

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Presenter:

Jon Forster, CAPP, Parking and Mobility Planner, Fishbeck

Jon Forster, CAPP, has worked in parking management and customer service for over 30 years. He has hands-on experience with parking operations, organizational management, and strategic planning. He enjoys teaching, mentoring, and helping people find roles that fit their skills. Mr. Forster believes that people are the key to strong organizations and that a healthy culture, challenging work, and support from leadership make great teams.

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Register for all upcoming sessions here.

2024 Free Frontline Training Schedule 

August 14, 2024: Amplify Company Culture & Employee Engagement with “Organizational Rounding”

October 9, 2024: Don’t call us Meter Maids!

December 11, 2024: Embrace Change – Reinvent Your Parking Program


  • Member Rate: Free; pre-registration required,
  • Non-member rate: $35 registration fee.  Click the register link above to attend as a non-member.
  • Join today and find out more about member benefits here.

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IPMI Launches Parking & Mobility Accessibility Survey

IPMI Launches Parking & Mobility Accessibility Survey

October 18, 2023

IPMI has just issued a new national survey to capture critical benchmarks and data on the state of the industry’s policies, programs, and practices on accessibility in parking, transportation, and mobility operations and programs.

We are seeking your feedback as professionals in the industry across all market sectors. The survey should take about 15 minutes to complete, and includes questions designed to measure industry performance, assess current practices, and identify barriers and challenges as we plan for greater mobility and accessibility for all patrons.

Take the IPMI Parking & Mobility Accessibility Survey Now.

Improving Accessibility Across the Board

Although the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act made discrimination against people with disabilities in transportation illegal, ensuring sufficient accessible parking remains an ongoing challenge. Municipalities face a daunting challenge; they must provide accessible parking for disabled patrons, meet the growing demands of an aging population, and tackle widespread abuse to ensure that spaces are available for those who need them.

 

For millions of Americans with mobility disabilities, the inability to park near destinations can be a frequent occurrence that profoundly affects their ability to lead independent lives.

According to the Accessible Parking Coalition, of which IPMI is a founding member:

  • 69% of people with disabilities have problems finding accessible parking.
  • 96% say parking availability is important to leading an independent life.
  • 52% have decided not to make a trip because of concerns about finding parking.
“Improving accessibility and equity in parking, transportation, and mobility operations is critical to our organization, our Board of Directors, our membership, and the industry at large. IPMI founded the Accessible Parking Coalition to improve accessibility for disabled patrons, increase transportation options, and ensure available spaces to meet their transportation needs, securing greater access to economic opportunity, healthcare, and community services.

 

The IPMI Accessibility Task Force is developing meaningful benchmarks, resources, and best practices to improve accessibility for all patrons. This survey is our critical next step to provide current research to form the foundation of our efforts to improve transportation mobility for patrons requiring accessible parking and related resources.” 

 

Shawn Conrad, CAE, CEO
International Parking & Mobility Institute

About the IPMI Accessibility Task Force

IPMI is committed to improving access and equity across parking, transportation, and mobility programs. We recognize that every city’s regulatory structure, operations, needs, and demands will differ – but the challenge of greater accessibility for disabled patrons is nearly universal. The expert working group develops targeted and impactful resources of benefit to IPMI members and our industry at large to improve accessibility in parking and transportation programs nationwide.

About IPMI

The International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI) is the world’s largest association of professionals in parking, transportation, and mobility. IPMI represents cities, municipalities, academic organizations, transit providers, commercial operators, and service providers and suppliers that support the parking, transportation, and mobility industry. In a recent survey, members represented more than 100,000 parking facilities, millions of spaces in the United States, and thousands of on-street operations.

ITE & IPMI Open Call for Data to Update Parking Generation Manual

ITE & IPMI Open Joint Call for Parking Data to Update Landmark Parking Generation Manual 

Data collection open through June 1, 2023.

The Institute for Transportation Engineers (ITE) and the International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI) opened the joint Call for Data to revise ITE’s landmark publication, the Parking Generation Manual (PGM).

The manual supports parking requirements and decision-making throughout the country and is heavily referenced in zoning codes that specify parking requirements for land uses. This effort will update and modernize the critical baseline data set used in the PGM.

All data is held in the strictest confidentiality and will only be released in aggregate; specific sites and data sets are not available or identifiable in the final publications and resources. For more information on how data is aggregated and utilized, reference ITE’s Frequently Asked Questions.

Read the full press release about the strategic partnership.

About the Call for Data

 

The joint Call for Data sources both pre- and post-pandemic data sets including but not limited to residential, hospital, municipal, airport, and other land uses.    Data has previously included off-street parking counts, and the new edition will include additional on-street parking data as well. There has been a previous preponderance of data on suburban locales versus more urban settings, and in this edition ITE seeks to achieve a balance of both to make the data more meaningful as it is applied depending on location. 

The call will utilize the new Alliance for Parking Data Standards, which will streamline the submission process, make the data more accessible, and maximize utilization by owners and operators of parking assets worldwide. To download the latest documentation release, visit the APDS website.

Knowledge and use of the APDS specifications is not required to submit your parking data.  Questions about data sets, process, and data collection forms? Contact us. 

DOWNLOAD THE PARKING DATA FORM HERE.

Requested Participants and Data Sets

 

The Call for Data is specifically requesting parking data for both pre-pandemic and post-pandemic time periods:

  • January 2019 - December 2019
  • January 2020 - December 2020
  • January 2021 - December 2021
  • January 2022- December 2022

Data may be submitted for single day time period for specific land uses or include week, month, or annual data.  Data can be shared from a single site, or multiple sites at one location, and may also be shared in APDS formats.

IPMI and ITE are requesting data from the industry on a broad scale, including but not limited to:

  • Cities, municipalities and public agencies 
  • University and academic institutions 
  • Hospitals and healthcare organizations
  • Residential property owners and managers of apartments and condominiums
  • Airports and transit hubs 
  • Consultants
  • Suppliers
  • and all other listed market and land-use segments.

How to Submit Parking Data Sets

Owners and Operators

 

If you would like to submit larger amounts of parking data provided in a different format, please contact Rachel Yoka at yoka@parking-mobility.org to review format and data provided.

Consultants, Planners, and Engineers

 

If you would like to submit completed studies to supplement the data collection, please email them to Rachel Yoka at yoka@parking-mobility.org to review format and data provided.

Suppliers and Services Companies

 

If you would like to submit larger amounts of parking data provided in a different format, please contact Rachel Yoka at yoka@parking-mobility.org to review format and data provided.

ITE & IPMI Launch Strategic Partnership to Update Landmark Parking Generation Manual

ITE & IPMI Launch Strategic Partnership to Update Landmark Parking Generation Manual

 

The Institute for Transportation Engineers (ITE) and the International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI) announced a new strategic partnership in support of an updated version of ITE’s landmark publication, the Parking Generation Manual (PGM).  Currently in the 5th edition, the PGM follows the lead of the modernized, updated, and expanded Trip Generation Manual, 10th Edition. The PGM differentiates parking demand levels based on extensive data collected at rural, general urban/suburban, dense multi-use urban, and center city core sites based on land-use type.

DOWNLOAD THE CALL FOR DATA AND SHARE YOUR PARKING DATA HERE.

 

Partnership to Update Parking Generation Manual

ITE and IPMI are jointly issuing a formal Call for Data to support the next edition of the PGM.  Data will be analyzed and released in aggregate for the manual and a companion web-based ParkGen application. For more information on how data is aggregated and utilized, reference ITE’s Frequently Asked Questions.  All data is held in the strictest confidentiality and will only be released in aggregate; specific sites and data sets are not available or identifiable in the final publications and resources.

The PGM supports parking requirements and decision-making throughout the country and is heavily referenced in zoning codes that specify parking requirements for land uses. This effort will update and modernize the critical baseline data set used in the PGM.

Call for Data Details

The joint Call for Data will source both pre- and post-pandemic data sets including but not limited to residential, hospital, municipal, airport, and other land uses.  Data will include off-street and on-street counts and offer expanded resources for both suburban and urban environments.  The call will utilize the new Alliance for Parking Data Standards.  The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certified data specifications will streamline the submission process, make the data more accessible, and maximize utilization by owners and operators of parking assets worldwide.

Jeff Paniati, ITE Executive Director, shares more on the new partnership and its industry impact:

“We are pleased to enter this partnership in support of the next edition of the Parking Generation Manual.  Working together we can ensure that the data supporting the PGM is as up-to-date and robust as possible. Our goal is to continue to provide a resource for communities to use in making good decisions on future parking needs.”

IPMI’s CEO, Shawn Conrad emphasized the importance of the strategic collaboration:

“Our members and colleagues have the critical information required to enhance the upcoming edition of the manual.  Parking facility owners and operators in every market segment will now be able to share their aggregated demand data to both broaden and deepen the data that forms the foundation of this pivotal publication.”

Companion Guide to the Parking Generation Manual

ITE and IPMI will also release a new Companion Guide to the Parking Generation Manual, which will provide background, context, and best practices on how to use and apply the manual.  This Guide will address changing needs and trends that impact trips and parking assets, including freight and urban pick up and drop off zones, TNCs (Uber/Lyft), micro-mobility, electric vehicles (EVs) and electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE), and Americans with Disability Act (ADA) guidelines.

The Call for Data will open mid-April to collect this critical industry data.

Partners

About the Institute for Transportation Engineers

The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) is an international membership association of transportation professionals who work to improve mobility and safety for all transportation system users and help build smart and livable communities. ITE promotes professional development and career advancement for its members, supports and encourages education, identifies necessary research, develops technical resources including standards and recommended practices, and develops public awareness programs.

Founded in 1930, ITE is a community of transportation professionals including, transportation engineers, transportation planners, consultants, educators, technologists, and researchers. Through meetings, seminars, publications, and a network of more than 17,000 members working in more than 78 countries, ITE is your source for expertise, knowledge, and ideas.

 

Partners

About IPMI

The International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI) is the world’s largest association of professionals in parking, transportation, and mobility — professionals who keep all of us moving. IPMI works to advance the parking and mobility profession through professional development, research and data collection, advocacy, and outreach.

IPMI members represent organizations and professionals in all segments of the parking, mobility, and transportation industry. On every platform and channel, IPMI reaches a large and diverse group of mobility, parking, and transportation professionals. Members and their colleagues know they will find unmatched publications, education, training, and networking opportunities with IPMI.

Partners

About the Alliance for Parking Data Standards (APDS)

The Alliance for Parking Data Standards (APDS), formed by the International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI), the British Parking Association (BPA), and the European Parking Association (EPA), is a not-for-profit organization with the mission to develop, promote, manage, and maintain a uniform global standard that will allow organizations to share parking data across platforms worldwide.

Now ISO-certified, APDS is a consensus-built international standard based on key guiding principles establishing a common language for data elements and definitions in the parking, transportation, and mobility sector that helps to facilitate seamless integration, compatibility, and communication between parking entities, the automotive industry, IT developers, map and app providers, as well as other stakeholders.