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9:00 am-12:00pm Boot Camp-Parking 101

“Top Kick” Chuck Cullen reprises one of the most popular seminars at previous PIEs as he brings experts in operations, auditing, personnel management and technology to give those with less than five years (and others who feel the need for a refresher) a good basis on which to build their careers. Tere will be 5 sections-Introduction to Parking (Chuck Cullen-Integrity Group); Parking Revenue Control (Dennis Cunning-DLC Consulting); Best Practices (Bill Surna-Carl Walker); On-Street Parking (Joe Sciulli-Chance Management Advisors); Off-Street Parking (Steve Rebora-Desman Associates) Chuck Cullen & Team

1:00 pm-4:00 pm Boot Camp-Airports

Parking is the number two revenue generator (behind landing fees) at airports. It’s complex. It’s political, and it’s important. Tis course looks at parking technology, revenue control, systems design, working with operators, the relationship with “off airport” parking operations, and more. Rick Decker, MPLS St Paul International Airport Jeff Courteau, MPLS St Paul International Airport

Boot Camp-Cities

Han Solo told Chewbacca to “fly casual, just don’t LOOK like you are flying casual.” When you run parking for a city you oſten find yourself in the position of providing a major income stream for the “general fund” but not “looking” like you are a money generator. Enforcing parking isn’t popular, but one of a city’s most valuable assets must be protected. Julie Dixon, Serco

Boot Camp-Universities

Yes, there is a difference. If you are from an institution of higher education find out what those differences are and how to work within the complex maze of egos, traditions, financial stress, and political pressure. Tis three hour course focuses like a rifle shot on the issues of making and enforcing the parking rules at colleges and universities. Robert Milner, University of Baltimore, Maryland

Monday March 19, 2012

8:00 AM Municipal Parking Enforcement Te manager of a municipal parking enforcement operation goes past the generalities to provide a list of specific does and don’ts in on street (and off street) enforcement. Tis seminar details technology available, systems integration, and personnel management to “tune up” your enforcement program. Julie Dixon, Serco

8:00 AM Sponsored by National Parking Association Revenue Control Best Practices Revenue Control is found in many forms. Today, everyone is looking for three things: 1) Easy ways to make revenue control everyone’s job; 2) Simple steps for monthly audit control; and 3) how to consistently manage revenue control for multiple locations. Brent Paxton, Parkmobile USA, Inc. Tom Bradfish, Federal Signal Technologies


9:00 AM Why I Hired an Operator at my University

A university parking manager details the operational and financial benefits of using a parking operator to run his major university parking program. Not actually “run” but provide the expertise, manpower, and flexibility needed at a major urban university. Robert Milner, University of Baltimore, Maryland

9:00 AM Te Economics of Parking Garage Construction

Te past two years have been a rough ride in the construction business, and parking is no exception. Te numbers have been bleak. Will they continue to be so, or is there proverbial light at the end of this very dark tunnel? PIE’s resident expert on construction numbers reviews what happened, and makes his usual “on the mark” prediction as to what will happen in garage construction, maintenance, and the installation of on and off street parking technology. Dale Denda, Parking Market Research

10:00 AM Eco Fads in Parking

Eco-Fads which are the pressures that cause politicians, businesses, the media and even scientists to fall for trendy environmental fads. It examines why we fall for such fads, even when we should know beter. Te desire to "be green" can cloud our judgment, causing us to place things that make us appear green ahead of actions that may be socially invisible yet environmentally responsible. He will be speaking how these affect the parking industry and what we can do to get ahead of the curve. Todd Myers, Director of the Center for the Environment

11:00 AM-2:30 PM Tradeshow

2:30 PM Pay by Cell Phone

You have heard about it for years. But aren’t sure. Will people actually go to all the trouble to sign up, and then actually use the technology? Tere are places in London (UK) where you can’t park unless you pay by cell. Is it successful? Or just another “we can do it so we will” technology. Frank Ching, City of Santa Monica & Pay by Cell Companies

2:30 PM Run your Garage with No Personnel

Nada, Zip, Zero. Some companies are doing it now. Operators have put their toe in the water and find they like it. Does service suffer, or actually get beter. Te garage is in Seatle, the person answering the intercom is in Austin Texas. Some think that to survive, parking operations must move in this direction. Clyde Wilson, The Parking Network

3:30 PM Change your Lighting, Go from Bright to “Green” Sustainability is what parking is all about, isn’t it? It’s PC to be Green. No question there. But is it really worth the investment to go to a lighting system that uses less electricity? Is the science really “setled?”

Larry Cohen, Lancaster Parking Authority & Lighting Companies

3:30 PM Sensors – in the Street

Yes, these are the “hockey puck” like devices that are buried in the street and tell you when the on street space is occupied. Some say they pay for themselves in six months, others say they don’t really work. What do you say? Don’t know? In this session you will hear from users, manufacturers, and skeptics. Zia Yusuf & Kelly A. Schwager, Streetline

4:00 PM-5:30 PM Women in Parking Meeting

Women in Parking (WIP) is an association of professionals who foster the advancement and achievement of women in the parking industry. With representatives from nearly every discipline, they share a common goal to provide opportunities in the areas of career advancement and networking. Coleen Niese, President

4:30 PM Garage Graphics – Poetry, Directions, Labeling – are they Useless?

Te man who brought you the “poetry” garage in Chicago talks about garage graphics and whether or not “prety” is good enough. He has great concert about a garage in Las Vegas with old masters on the walls, but no way to find the lobby. Arne Weingart, Weingart Associates

4:30 PM Technology and Sustainability at Airports

Tis ‘hot’ seminar brings Energy Management – A New Field, traffic flow management, electric car charging stations (yes, no, when?,) lighting, and a myriad of other like topics to bear on the sustainability conversation you have with your boss. Airports are under constant pressure to be “green” and parking is at ground zero of that discussion.

4:30 PM University Programs – Transportation, Shutles and Car Sharing

Two Texas Universities discuss different approaches – the University of Texas works with local transportation and car sharing suppliers, TAMU runs their own transportation and shutle program. Learn about the benefits of each. Bob Harkins, University of Texas, Peter Lange, Texas A and M University

5:30 PM Cocktail Party for Atendees and Exhibitors Information

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

8:00 AM Sponsored by National Parking Association Parking, Population & Sustainability Trends & Research in Parking Parking is a growing, competitive and complex business. Everyone is looking for answers and population trends, rate trends and growth. In January 2012, NPA will release a comprehensive parking industry rate study. NPA research includes the NPA Parking in Perspective Market Size report with an analysis of population trends and sustainability trends affecting parking.

Christine Banning, National Parking Association

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