NEW! GameChangers

GameChanger sessions will dive into some of the "disrupters" transforming the industry and business operations. 

Sunday, June 3

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  

New Tax Laws and Their Implication on Parking, Transportation, and Commuter Benefits

Sam Veraldi, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

New U.S. tax laws will affect parking and transportation and are causing quite a stir. Any company that subsidizes part or all the employees’ costs will see big changes—those subsidies are no longer considered to be tax-deductible expenses. What happens now? What are organizations considering? This session will cover all the issues surrounding this tax change and provide some alternatives for organizations facing these new concerns.

1.    Review new tax reform and issues affecting parking and transportation.
2.    What subsidies are affected by these tax changes.
3.    What are options for parking and transportation organizations.


Monday, June 4

8:00 am - 9:00 am    

Building Smarter Cities: Connecting Data, Vehicles, and Mobility Solutions

See what’s happening on the leading-edge of technology and innovation in planning for smarter, more connected cities. Technology and real-time data are creating greater opportunities for collaboration and planning across entire cities and municipalities for greater services and efficiencies. From the advent of the connected car to the truly autonomous vehicle, to the evolution of mobility as a service (MaaS), we'll explore state-of the-art programs, concepts and innovations.


Tuesday, June 5

8:00 am - 9:00 am    

More or Just Smarter: Coca-Cola's Program to Manage Mobility in the Pre-Autonomous Era

Eric Ganther, AICP, Nelson\Nygaard

Build more or use smarter? If you build a $30 million parking garage in 2018, how long will it be useful? A smarter investment may be in mobility management, which allows our industry to buy time in advance of autonomous vehicles. Eric Ganther is mobility manager at Coca-Cola. With the company's support, he built a mobility management program that measures mode splits, incentivizes change, and supports employees’ choices about how to get to work most effectively.

1.    Design a program (at a high level) to link parking demand with supply.
2.    Defend the program by showing value (facilities budget + employee morale).
3.    Understand the limitations of carrots-only incentive programs.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm    

Wow That's Cool! Intertwining Innovation, Magnificence, and Sustainability in Abu Dhabi

Tope Longe, MBA, Abu Dhabi; Mohammed Al Muhairi, Parking Division, Integrated Transport Centre, Department of Transport, Abu Dhabi

Here's an excellent case study on parking revitalization and a futuristic model that parking entities can replicate in their design of parking structures, particularly in a built environment. It details the innovative approach adopted in the planning, construction, and development of the Abu Dhabi project, the achievements and lessons learned from the project. It addresses sustainability in parking provision, optimum and cost-effective mobility enhancement, and improvement to the public realm.

1.    Understand the challenges and lessons learned from the planning and development of a parking garage in a built environment.
2.    Evaluate options for the provision and operation of an environmentally efficient parking structure.
3.    Apply the concept of area revitalization correlated with parking structure design.


Wednesday, June 6

9:00 am - 10:00 am    
Accessible Parking & Placard Abuse: A Panel Presentation
Ken Husting, PE, Los Angeles DOT; Shawn McCormick, San Francisco MTA; Steve Novick, Consultant

Moderator:  Debbie Hoffmann, CAPP, Texas A&M University

Accessible parking challenges and disabled placard abuse are continuing challenges. While some federal standards exist, cities and states take a wide variety of approaches. For the first time, the issues are being considered on a national level by a broadly based united group. IPI’s new Accessible Parking Coalition (APC) includes transportation officials, government agencies, advocacy groups, parking management and technology experts, veterans’ groups, civil rights advocates, and independent living movement members. 

1.      Understand the challenges faced by people with disabilities, including some that may surprise you.
2.      Learn about the multi-year, multi-platform plans for the new IPI-led Accessible Parking Coalition.
3.      Find out what other jurisdictions are doing to make parking more accessible, streamline enforcement, and reduce fraudulent use of disabled placards and license plates.


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