Part of a panel sign promoting the International Parking Institute
This is one of the associations serving the parking industry, both off-street, often privately owned facilities, as well as the on-street parking "industry" which is usually controlled by local governments.
There are some pretty amazing systems out there, fully integrating parking payment systems, space availability information for both the managers and potential users (through mobile phone apps, etc.), and enforcement management including a real-time listing of all occupied spaces where time has expired, that works on Ipads and other devices. Some parking meter kiosks will even accept payments for fines!
Another thing I learned is that the move from single space meters to multispace meters results in an immediate 30% to 40% increase in revenue.
Didn't have time to go to any sessions, but there are/were some good ones (hopefully I'll get around to purchasing CDs of those sessions).
Labels: parking and curbside management