March 29, 2011

Now Available - The IPI 2011 Compensation and Benefits Report

The newest and best tool in the parking industry helps you and your organization stay current with compensation trends. The 2011 IPI Parking Industry Compensation and Benefits Report provides you benchmarking information that will allow you to stay competitive by knowing salary and total compensation data on more than 20 positions analyzed by:

· Type of operation (municipal, airport, university, hospital, etc.)
· Type of community (urban, suburban, small city)
· Organization Size (by number of parking spaces, number of employees, revenues)

You also have data on benefit packages for full- and part-time employees as well as dependents.  Available to IPI members for $89.00 and non-members for $199.00, make sure that the next compensation and benefits decision you make is the right one.  Order today at

2011 IPI Board of Directors Election Results Are In

Over the past month the membership was presented a slate of candidates for the 2011 IPI Board of Directors election with terms that begin this May 2011 and go through May 2013.

The members voted on seven specific open seats:  one Academic, one Airport, two Consultant, two public and one Supplier.  This election received one of the highest number of ballots from the membership in recent years.

We are very pleased to present the members chosen by IPI's membership:

Kim Jackson

Kim E. Jackson, CAPP
Princeton University

Rick Decker

Rick Decker, CAPP
Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport


Timothy Haahs, PE, AIA, F.ASCE
Timothy Haahs & Associates, Inc.


Chuck Reedstrom, CAPP
Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.


Michael T. Klein, CAPP
Albany Parking Authority


Liliana Rambo, CAPP
City of Houston Parking Management


Dan Kupferman, CAPP

These volunteer leaders will join the current Board of Director members: 

Cindy Campbell

Cindy Campbell
Cal Poly University


Wanda Brown
University of California Davis Medical Center


Tracey Bruch, CAPP
City of Clearwater, Fla.


Allen Corry, CAPP
City of Greenwich, Conn.


Molly Winter
City of Boulder-Downtown & University Hill


Mike Swartz
Standard Parking Corporation


Mike Simmons
T2 Systems, Inc.


And Casey Jones, CAPP, Boise State University, who will govern our association as Chair, effective May 25, 2011.

We thank the membership for their due diligence and support of all of the candidates.  IPI is very fortunate to have such strong and passionate people dedicated to this industry.

IPI's Next Webinar: Auditing

e-learning logoUnderstanding Best Practices and Internal Accounting for Parking Operations
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
2:00 PM EDT
Instructor: Brad Johnson, CPA, MS, Accountant for Urban Parking Management

This webinar will help you develop and implement best practices for your parking organization, and review key, internal accounting functions such as management accounting and budgeting. It will wrap it all together with a case study based upon an actual report on a company by independent auditors.

$35.00 for IPI Members

$50.00 for Non-Members

Parking in the News

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· Authority Uses Garage's Cheap Price to Justify Rate Hike
·  Opposition to Downtown Parking Changes Heard 'Loud and Clear'
·  Customer Service Fuels Off-Airport Parking
·  Bismarck Hospitals Say Ramp is Necessary
·  Better Aesthetics by Design
·  Washington County Parking Deck OpensVideo News Story
·  New Parking Meter Rates, Expanded Hours Take Effect in Indianapolis
·  New York Continuing Practice of Issuing Thousands of Parking Permits
·  Gettysburg Parking Deck Equipment Up for Vote
·  Green Belts Turn Into Parking Lots
·  San Diego Parking Districts Set Up For Community Control
·  Jury: Helena Not Liable in Parking Garage Fall
·  Keene, N.H., Parking Plan on Track
·  Parking Executives Fill City Council Hearing on Rolling Back Tax
·  LED Bulbs Will Light Junction Parking Lot
·  Seattle City Council Approves Parking Near Light Rail Stops
·  East Tennessee State University To Build Parking GarageVideo News Story
·  Study Finds Parking Adequate, Enforcement Needed
·  Hoboken Announces Launch of New Online Parking Update Service
·  Change On The Way For SD Parking Meters
·  Newport to Privatize Parking Meters and enforcement
·  Downtown Knoxville Parking Garage to ExpandVideo News Story
·  New NYC Finance Department Service Lets You Fight Parking Violations Online, Instead of In Person
·  Sioux Falls Airport Parking to Get Fix
·  Chapel Hill to See Sustainable Parking Meters
·  Business's Gripe: Parking Meters Drive Away Customers


For these stories plus more, visit the Parking in the News section of IPI's website.

RFPs Posted on IPI RFP Portal

These and other open parking RFP's on available by visiting the IPI RFP Portal. Access to complete RFP/RFQ details is restricted to IPI Members. Recently posted RFPs:

The City of Buffalo and the Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency
For: Parking Management Services

Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority
For: Intermodal Parking Facilities Design Services

Lac La Biche County
For: Downtown Parking and Traffic Study

Pensacola Downtown Improvement Board - Pensacola, Fla.
For: Parking Downtown Parking Management and Enforcement Services

The City of Hollywood, Fla.
For: Pay-By-Phone Services

The City of Edmonton, Alberta Canada
For: Consulting Services to Investigate Paid for Parking and Parking Management Study

The University of Kentucky
For: The Purchase of Buses

Wayne County Airport Authority
For: Maintenance and Repairs of Parking Structures

For: Upgrade or Replacement of the Parking and Revenue Control System

Have a RFP or RFQ you would like to have promoted? IPI is happy to provide this forum for parking organizations to post their RFPs and RFQs at no charge. For more information, contact IPI Membership Director, Mark Gedris.

Learning Outside the Classroom

The 2011 IPI Conference & Expo offers more than 40 education sessions, numerous networking events, roundtable sessions and hands-on learning.  This year, the Pittsburgh Host Committee has put together four incredible Facility Tour packages focusing on various segments in the parking industry.  Over two days, you will have the opportunity to customize your education and experience by attending either the Campus/Medical Center Tour or the Special Event/Stadium Parking Tour on Tuesday, May 24 or the Downtown Pittsburgh Parking & Transit Tour or the Pittsburgh International Airport Tour on Wednesday, May 25.  No matter which you chose, you can expect  an insider's view of the day-to-day operations in parking facilities around the City of Pittsburgh.  Be sure to read more about each tour and let us know which one you'll be attending (tours are included with full registration or Tuesday/Wednesday daily registrations only).


IPI's Car Sharing Webinar Offered Insider Information

IPI's March 23rd webinar, How You Can Use Car Sharing to Positively Impact Parking Demand and Increase Revenue, educated participants on what car sharing is, how it works, who provides it and how to fit it into your parking operations. Instructor Brian Shaw, Director of Business Services at the University of Pennsylvania, a car sharer himself, discussed how more and more cities, universities, transportation centers and corporations are turning to car sharing to reduce fleet costs, stretch limited parking inventory, generate revenue, provide last mile transportation and mobility to transit riders, ride sharers, bikers and walkers. Brian also fielded nearly 20 questions during the webinar such as:

Question: Can you share any thoughts about how car sharing can be revenue generating?
Brian Shaw: Car sharing can lower the need to build parking, saving money in construction and land acquisition costs. Car sharing can also make use of parking spaces that may otherwise be difficult to sell, such as during the summer at universities or in service spaces.

Question: Do you have an idea of how much parking demand is reduced on campuses where car sharing is introduced?
Brian Shaw: On average, car sharing can reduce parking demand by 15 vehicles per car sharing vehicle. 

IPI members can read the entire Q&A from the webinar, or anyone can access the archived webinar.

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April Issue of The Parking Professional - Hot Off the Press

The April issue of The Parking Professional has been mailed and should be arriving in your mailbox any day now. 

From the April Issue of The Parking Professional

Cashier Training that Works!
By Lee Bourque, Carl Walker, Inc.

How do you maximize the effectiveness of the training process so that new cashiers are really ready to be stars? It takes clear goals, a well thought-out agenda, thorough planning and preparation, appropriate tools, time and a little bit of passion. With the right combination, training can be remarkably effective ... and rewarding.

IPI Members can read the rest of this article and view past issues on The Parking Professional page of IPI's website.

Advertising information is available by contacting Bonnie Watts, CEM at 540.371.7535. 

Last Call for Case Studies on Sustainable Projects

Submit information and photographs about your sustainable parking projects for a new book on sustainability being developed as a joint project by the International Parking Institute and the National Parking Association. The book, to be published later this year, will include sustainable solutions related to structured parking, surface parking, operations and maintenance programs, and retrofits/rehabilitation.

For your project to be considered for inclusion, submit information and photographs through the online submission form. Although this call for case studies is limited to sustainable projects,  IPI will soon be launching a more detailed online submission form for a broader spectrum of parking project profiles to build its online searchable database for members.

State Associations Building Community

IPI and the State Regional Parking Associations have a long history of supporting each others' efforts to "Advance the Parking Profession." This has never been more evident as the spring association conference season gets underway. IPI salutes the volunteer leaders at the recently held or upcoming parking associations' conferences:

· Mid-South Parking Association
· New England Parking Council
· The Parking Association of Georgia
· Texas Parking Association

Kudos to the Board of Directors to each of these associations for developing top-notch educational programs, facility tours and first-rates exhibits providing the latest in technological advances and consulting services. To find future State Conferences visit the IPI Calendar of Events.

State of the States

California Public Parking Association
CPPA would like to announce that the theme of the 2011 conference is "A New Decade-Be Lean, Be Green, Be Connected".  The conference and tradeshow will take place at the Oakland Marriot November 2nd -November 4th.  For more details and information contact Yael Oved, Conference Coordinator at 818.581.1110 or visit the CPPA website at

Middle Atlantic Parking Association
The Middle Atlantic Parking Association Presents Customer Service Training and Team Building
Monday, April 11, 2011
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM University of Baltimore
Speakers: Robert Milner, MS, CAPP & Kim Jackson, CAPP
Sponsors: Control Systems, Inc., Eastern Waterproofing & Restoration, Walker Parking Consultants
New England Parking Council
The New England Parking Council held its 20th Annual Parking and Transportation Conference March 23rd & 24th at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge.  This may have been our best conference yet!  The Sonesta was a perfect venue - top shelf all the way.  John Nucci of Suffolk University gave an inspired keynote address about our conference theme, "Got Innovation?"  We stayed on topic for the rest of the conference:  The Vendor's Expo touted the latest and greatest innovations our industry has to offer, and we had two tracks of innovative and entertaining... more information.
Parking Association of the Virginias
The  Parking Association of the Virginia's (PAV) Spring meeting has been set:
Friday, May 13, 2011
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Downtown Richmond Marriott Hotel (500 East Broad Street)
Theme: Lighting Technology and Design
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Pennsylvania Parking Association
PPA's 2nd Annual Spring Training Event
Lebanon Country Club - Thursday, April 28, 2011
Join us for a morning of networking and educational sessions followed by some friendly golf after lunch!
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