March 1, 2011

IPI's 2011 Expo Hall - Sold Out

For companies looking to reach an audience of parking and transportation professionals, the 2011 IPI Conference & Expo, May 22 - 25 in Pittsburgh, Pa., is clearly the place to be! This year's exhibit hall is now sold out!  Virtually every segment of the parking industry will be represented on the show floor - no other event encompasses such a diverse range of solution-providers.   For those interested in exhibiting, IPI has a Booth Wait List and is currently exploring options for expansion space.  We encourage you to get on the wait list today as space will be limited. 

Lets' Connect!

Look for news you can use, insights, timely updates and parking community sharing via IPI now on Twitter, YouTube  and our new Facebook page.
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RFPs Posted on IPI RFP Portal

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

Aviation Department of Kansas City, Missouri
For: Management and Operation of Parking Facilitites at Kansas City Intl. Airport

Susquehanna Area Regional Airport Authority
For: Upgrade or Replacement of the Parking and Revenue Control System

The City of Boston
For: Off-Street Parking and Transportation Consultancy Services

City of Huntington Beach, Calif.
For: Valet Parking Services

Borough of Metuchen / Parking Authority - Borough of Metuchen, N.J.
For: Development of a Mixed-Use Development

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.

Parking in the News

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· Cincinnati Riverfront Parking Rates Expected to Jump
· ISU Proposes to Purchase Parking Garage
· GW University, Zoning Commission disagree on parking garage placement
· New Columbia Parking Garage to Open TuesdayVideo News Story
· Indianapolis Installs New Plastic-Friendly Parking Meters
· Sea Isle City Asks Tennessee Man to Pay Parking Ticket He Got 20 Years Ago
· Mayor Bloomberg Says City Will Always Set the Rate for Parking Meters
· Mill Valley Residents Buying Fewer Parking Stickers Than Expected
· Finding the Perfect SpotVideo News Story
· Old Parking Ticket? Hartford Offering Amnesty
· New Parking Pay Terminals Expected for Parking Deck in Downtown Downers Grove
· ASU Students Swipe Cards to Park
· Police Crack Down on Cape Fear Students Causing Congestion to Find Parking
· Downtown Medford Funds Hope to Spark New Business
· Parking and Retail Structure to Replace Former Outlet Mall in Downtown Fort Worth
· No More Free Parking In Leesburg Garage
· Arlington Hts. Parking Officers Get Computers
· Cranberry May Lower Parking Ticket Fines
· Isle of Palms Residents Call for Parking Solutions
· Downtown Hudson Parking Meter Rate Increased
· Unum Occupies New 1,300-Car Parking Garage; Surface Lots To No Longer Be Free
· LED Lights May Be Added to St. Edward's U. Garage
· Walnut Creek to Continue to Study its Parking Problems
· Cost of Parking Car in Bristol is Defended
· As Scottsdale Business Picks Up, Parking Problems Return to Downtown
· Parking Bill Stirs Tension Among Washington State Capitol Neighbors
· Convenience at the Parking Meter Comes With a Convenience Charge in LexingtonVideo News Story
· Indiana State University to Buy City Transit CenterVideo News Story
· Cape May Works to Make Parking Meters a Little Less Confusing
· Parking Meter Rates and Ticket Fines to Increase in East StroudsburgVideo News Story

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

IPI Calls for Case Studies on Sustainable Projects - Deadline is March 31

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.

IPI's Upcoming Webinar

e-learning logoHow You Can Use Car Sharing to Positively Impact Parking Demand and Increase Revenue
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
2:00 PM EDT
Instructor: Brian D. Shaw, Director of Business Services, University of Pennsylvania
Car Sharing is rapidly growing across the United States. 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, ridesharers, bikers and walkers. Car Sharing comes in a various forms and is available from a number of organizations both for profit and non-profit. This webinar will educate you on what car sharing is, how it works, who provides it and how to fit it into your parking operations.
$35.00 for IPI Members
$50 for Non-members

Buy Me Some Peanuts & CrackerJack... I Don't Care if I Never Get Back

PNC ParkLet's face it, some of the biggest deals have been over a cocktail napkin and some peanuts, so we're going to expose you to a variety of settings to mix and mingle with your peers at IPI's 2011 Conference & Expo.  While beefing up your contact book, we also want you to have some fun.  This year's Industry Event, Tuesday, May 24, will treat attendees to America's Pastime at PNC Park where they'll enjoy ballpark concessions along the Ohio River overlooking downtown Pittsburgh followed by a baseball game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Atlanta Braves!  Tickets are included with full registrations or Tuesday Daily only. 

Check out the events planned for the 2011 International Parking Institute Conference & Expo and register now!

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2011 IPI Board Elections Are Underway

The IPI Board of Directors election is in full swing!  Voting eligible members should have received their paper ballot, online voting instructions and nominee biography information.  Eligble members can vote online at - please be careful to not choose more than seven as this will invalidate your vote.

Voting must be completed online before midnight on Friday, March 18, 2011 and paper ballots must be postmarked by that day in order for them to be tabulated.

State of the States

California Public Parking Association
CPPA will be hosting Tactical Communications and First Observer Training on Monday, March 7th at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California.  For more information, please contact Duane Hicks, CPPA Director at Large, North at 916-734-2687. CPPA is saying a fond farewell to Shawn McCormick who has recently accepted a position in Riyadh Saudi Arabia.  Shawn was CPPA's Professional Development Chairman for the last two years and has been involved in parking operations for over 20 years.  For the last ten years... more information.
Carolinas Parking Association
Most recently the Carolinas Parking Association (CPA) had a period of nominations for members to serve on the Board of Directors. The newly elected board members are as follows:
Gary Caton, CAPP, Vice President, North Carolina - Gary is the Director of Parking and Transportation for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte - 2005 to Present - Gary had previously served as the Director of Parking and Transportation at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York, worked with the Monroe County Sheriff's office in Rochester, NY, and served in the US Navy.  Gary received... more information.
Florida Parking Association
The 31st Annual Conference was one of Florida Parking Association's best ever --- with 180+ attendees, over 50 exhibitors & sponsors,  two days of 'parking knowledge' presented by industry experts,  and lots of networking opportunities ---  2010 ended on a very positive note for the association!  Daytona Beach provided the perfect setting, albeit a bit cold for the southerners!  Conference photography was provided by John Kreis -- to see all the action, please visit... more information.
New England Parking Council
Join us March 23rd and 24th at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts for the New England Parking Council's 20th Annual Parking and Transportation Conference!  This year's theme is "Got Innovation?" and we do!  We'll have two tracks of educational sessions, all focusing on innovation in the parking and transportation industry.  Our vendor's expo will feature 35 of the most innovative service and product providers our industry has to offer... more information.
Pacific Intermountain Parking and Transportation Association
The 2011 Pacific Intermountain Parking and Transportation Association (PIPTA) Conference committee continues to make progress in their planning efforts and has recently selected the theme for the conference.  The committee is excited to announce  "The Moving Forward Conference" in Vancouver, WA on July 17-19. It is the intent of the committee to develop a program that focuses on remaining... more information.
Texas Parking Association
Join usPlease remember to sign up for the upcoming 2011 TPA Conference and Tradeshow which is now just weeks away. Please join us as we will meet in Addison, Texas this year at the Crowne Plaza, 14315 Midway Road, Addison, Texas during the week of March 29,  - April 1, 2011. As we are all excited about this conference, we look forward to all the educational presentations that will be offered as well as the beneficial networking opportunities we hope to... more information