Education Sessions: Technology & Innovation

IPMI Parking & Mobility Conference & Expo
November 29-December 2, 2021

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Education Sessions: Technology & Innovation


Below are sessions by date and time for the Technology & Innovation Track:
 


Wednesday, December 1

8:00 am – 9:00 am 


Frictionless Parking: Smoothing Out the Edges for a Seamless Mobility Experience

Presented by: Michael Drow, CAPP, T2 Systems, Inc.

Explore the state of the parking, transportation, and mobility industry’s efforts to create a seamless, frictionless, and contactless experience for customers and operators. This session will define the concept of frictionless parking and multiple levels of integration, and examine case studies and applications for both on and off-street operations. Dive into the advantages and disadvantages of systems as well as current (and potential future) technologies and strategies to achieve more streamlined operations.

Objectives:
  • Define frictionless parking and associated levels through case studies and applications.
  • Examine the advantages and disadvantages of strategies, applications, and current technology.
  • Discuss potential considerations for longer-term strategic and operational planning, as well as next steps for successful implementation.

Virtual Permits: Parking Management in a Rapidly Changing World

Presented by: Chris Dobek and Caitlyn Blakelock, North Carolina State University

Everyone agrees COVID-19 changed how the parking industry functions. At North Carolina State University, we made several program changes, including completely restructuring our temporary parking permit offerings, that allowed us to adapt to the new needs of patrons who were no longer commuting on a traditional schedule. During this presentation we will discuss the 10 new permits created and how we continued to provide a high level of customer service remotely.

Objectives:
  • Articulate how virtual permits allowed NCSU to meet the needs of their customer base by creating 10 new permit options.
  • Understand how NCSU transportation communicated these changes with their customers.
  • Learn to apply the same decision-making principles to their permit strategy.

Curb Lane Management: Practical Implementation and Challenges

Presented by: L. Dennis Burns, CAPP, Kimley-Horn; Kenneth Smith, CAPP, City of Omaha, Neb.; Vanessa Solesbee, CAPP, CCTM, Town of Estes Park, Colo.; Blake Fitch, CAPP, City of Aspen, Colo.

Curb lane management has become one of the biggest parking industry talking points in the past few years. Across the country, cities are recognizing the value of their curb lanes as essential infrastructure. Ultimately, this innovation could be the element that turns “monetizing the curb” from a concept into a reality. This session will dive deeply into the practical challenges and potential management and technology solutions associated with implementing comprehensive curb lane management strategies.

Objectives:
  • Identify the benefits and challenges of having an actively managed curb based on the experience of the session panelists.
  • Analyze real-world examples of the challenges and potential solutions that are often not considered when curb lane management philosophies are discussed.
  • Apply skills and communicate information for curb lane management policies with policy makers and stakeholders.

10:00 am – 11:00 am 

Tackling TNCs: Curb and Congestion Management in Las Vegas

Presented by: Brandy Stanley, CAPP, City of Las Vegas, Nev.

In March 2021, the City of Las Vegas launched two programs aimed at helping TNC drivers and passengers move around the city more efficiently. One program uses kiosks and individual space monitoring on the curb and the other provided a safe, convenient place with amenities for TNC drivers to stage. Attendees will learn about the research informing the pilots, the public/private partnerships needed to succeed, and the successes and lessons learned during the program.

Objectives:
  • Recognize the components of research gathering to identify needed program elements.    
  • Learn how to establish public/private partnerships to achieve success.    
  • Describe evaluation techniques to redirect or retool a program to obtain a successful outcome.

Not Your Grandfather’s Parking Garage: How New Vehicle Technologies Are Changing Parking Design

Presented by: Matt Jobin, Rich & Associates, and Kevin Bopp, Bedrock Detroit

Technological breakthroughs are transforming the vehicles that use parking facilities. Self-parking and self-driving vehicles, new types of electric vehicles, and other breakthroughs are affecting parking design. In this presentation Matt Jobin and Kevin Bopp will demonstrate how vehicle technology breakthroughs are impacting parking design and what owners should be most concerned with when designing structures that will need to be able to accommodate these technologies, as well new technologies in the future.

Objectives:
  • Learn about the new types of vehicle technologies that are impacting parking design, as well as anticipated technologies that are coming soon.    
  • Explore accommodating these technological advances in facility designs and retrofits.    
  • Discuss how to anticipate new advances and vehicular capabilities in the design of facilities they are building today.

Creating Tomorrow’s Technology Suite Today

Presented by: Fed Revolt, City of Tampa, Fla., and Chris McKenty, SKIDATA

Chris McKenty and Fed Revolte will discuss the challenges of building a city-wide parking technology system in a time of continuous technological innovation. They will also show how Tampa created a customized system to meet the needs of parkers while providing exceptional centralized control over parking management and data. Finally, they will demonstrate how to create a flexible system that can be adapted to integrate with new technologies as they are developed and introduced.

Objectives:
  • Learn about the challenges facing cities seeking to implement parking technology systems in a time of constant technological innovation.    
  • Discover how the City of Tampa created a customized system to meet the needs of parkers while providing exceptional centralized control over parking management and data.    
  • Identify how to create a flexible system that can be adapted to integrate with new technologies as they are developed and introduced.

The Tech Behind Contactless Parking—Let's Explore!

Presented by: Geoffrey Posluszny, Walker Consultants, and Tom Dunlap, Piedmont Triad International Airport

Contactless parking has been at the forefront of our industry and has gained urgency with the COVID-19 pandemic. Contactless parking can be implemented in gated environments, open surface lots, and on-street parking. We will discuss the various technologies available to implement contactless parking and payments in each scenario including pre-registered, transient, and contract parkers. This discussion will also include infrastructure changes required as well as benefits and challenges.

Objectives:
  • Describe contactless parking, what it means, and how it works.    
  • Discover the contactless technologies available for gated environments, open surface lots, and on-street parking.    
  • Learn about the infrastructure changes that may be required to implement contactless parking.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm 

The Paths to Procurement: Implementing Digital Strategies for the Future

Presented by: Mollie Bolin, Passport; John Peverada, City of Portland, Maine; John Wilkins, City of Key West, Fla; and Fidel Maltez, City of Chelsea, Mass.

With the rapidly changing and competitive nature of curb space use and allocation, cities must reimagine how the procurement process and their overall parking management system is structured and what is needed to accomplish both short- and long-term goals. In this panel-style discussion, three cities—Portland, Maine; Somerville, Mass.; and Key West, Fla.—share procurement experiences for digital parking and mobility solutions through both traditional methods and working with alliances.

Objectives:
  • Explore case studies from three different parking operations on how they have transformed their operations to create more seamless and accessible parking experiences.  
  • Uncover perspectives from three parking leaders and their different procurement experiences (traditional RFP and purchasing alliances) plus the pros and cons of each.    
  • Evaluate which procurement process is best for accomplishing and addressing each operation’s unique goals and needs.

The Garage as Gas Station of the Future: Preparing for Electric Vehicles

Presented by: Michael App, THA Consulting, Inc., and Michael Ciesielka, Nexus Parking Systems

Parking garages will be the gas stations of the future, as all automobiles transition to electric vehicles and refueling (charging) occurs at the vehicle owner’s home or work. This presentation will discuss the trends in electric vehicle ownership, strategies for providing charging stations, and available technologies for on-site energy generation through photovoltaic panel. We’ll also include analysis of a case study garage that is energy independent and providing charging to electric vehicles.

Objectives:
  • Recognize the development of electric vehicles including the trends regarding ownership, and the options to consider when providing charging stations for electric vehicles.    
  • Identify available photovoltaic technology, including the array types being installed on parking garages, and an introduction to the concept of “self-sustaining” parking garage.    
  • Consider the layout options explored during the design of two garages at Princeton University, as well as the performance evaluation of the parking garage in Hamilton, N.J.

Live | Play | Stay | Work | INNOVATE! - A Unique Town Center at Lake Nona

Presented by: Juan Santos and Isaac Nadeau, Tavistock; and Mark Santos, PE, DESMAN

The Tavistock Development Company looks to the future of design, technology, and human experience to create long-term value in projects that inspire. The Lake Nona Community began as a desire for smarter, more sustainable, everyday living that quickly became one of America’s most admired communities and an epicenter of innovation. Lake Nona is home to Cisco’s first Smart+Connected city in the U.S., contains the region’s first autonomous shuttles, and integrates a user environment for education/office/retail/hospitality.

Objectives:
  • Describe a case study of the Lake Nona Community illustrating how an extraordinary environment can inspire human potential through collaboration, innovation, and customer devotion noted by the development of a Smart+Connected Town Center.    
  • Recognize how an innovative atmosphere not only fosters pioneering initiatives, but implements solutions such as autonomous shuttles, 5G deployment, and wellness innovation and technology.
  • Explore how parking structures can contribute to placemaking by integrating facades as creative expressions of art.

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm 

Closing the Gap Between Autonomous Vehicles and Curbside Management

Presented by: Jeshua Pringle, CAPP, and Amanda Good, PMP; Kimley-Horn

Connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) are no longer on the horizon—they are here. With the rise of this technology comes new challenges for curbside management and shaping policies. This session will discuss best practices for developing a connected curbside management plan that addresses policies, emerging technologies, and the demands of tomorrow’s users.

Objectives:
  • Learn to summarize the elements associated with a comprehensive curbside management plan.    
  • Analyze the challenges faced by public agencies and cities associated with a CAV connected curb.
  • Discuss the policy and regulatory considerations in assessing a CAV connected curbside management plan.

PARCS & Re-creation: The University of Minnesota Revolutionizes its System

Presented by: Ben Schnabel, CAPP, and Christina Ryan, University of Minnesota; and Brian McGann, Walker Consultants

The University of Minnesota, with 136 lanes of gated parking equipment, was operating with an 18-year old system. The campus parking enterprise includes on-street, permit, and parking guidance in need of a strategic plan. Here you'll learn how it started, where they are, and where it's going.

Objectives:
  • Describe how to plan and execute a mega-PARCS project    
  • Describe how to build a team that can come to consensus.    
  • Explore how to decide among the technology improvements now available.

Take Us to the Ballpark, Friction-free: The Miami Marlins’ Free Flow, Frictionless Event Parking

Presented by: Angel Diaz and Henry Espinosa, Miami Parking Authority; and Mike Mckeon, Parking Partners LLC and Chris Yigit, AutoVu

The Miami Marlins, along with the Miami Parking Authority are introducing Free Flow Parking at Marlins Park for the 2021 baseball season. This frictionless parking system was designed prior to the COVID19 pandemic to mitigate traffic and congestion around the ballpark and its urban setting. The state-of-the-art solution will improve ingress to the 37,000 capacity venue; using license plate tags as parking credentials, guests and staff no longer need to check in upon arrival to the parking facilities. Virtual nesting areas and enforcement will ensure season ticket members receive preferential parking within the facilities encompassing 5,600 spaces. We expect ingress to be reduced by 60 percent, increasing our guests’ overall satisfaction along with other ancillary benefits.

Objectives:
  • Recognize how to implement a frictionless event parking solution using LPR technology.    
  • Describe how to work with multiple vendor integrations with one goal in mind.    
  • Relate to the fiscal and end users’ (customers’) benefits.
 
 

Thursday, December 2

8:00 am – 9:00 am 


Live | Play | Stay | Work | INNOVATE! - A Unique Town Center at Lake Nona

Presented by: Juan Santos and Isaac Nadeau, Tavistock; and Mark Santos, DESMAN

The Tavistock Development Company looks to the future of design, technology, and human experience to create long-term value in projects that inspire. The Lake Nona Community began as a desire for smarter, more sustainable, everyday living that quickly became one of America’s most admired communities and an epicenter of innovation. Lake Nona is home to Cisco’s first Smart+Connected city in the U.S., contains the region’s first autonomous shuttles, and integrates a user environment for education/office/retail/hospitality.

Objectives:

  • Describe a case study of the Lake Nona Community illustrating how an extraordinary environment can inspire human potential through collaboration, innovation, and customer devotion noted by the development of a Smart+Connected Town Center.    
  • Recognize how an innovative atmosphere not only fosters pioneering initiatives, but implements solutions such as autonomous shuttles, 5G deployment, and wellness innovation and technology.
  • Explore how parking structures can contribute to placemaking by integrating facades as creative expressions of art.

 

Creating Tomorrow’s Technology Suite Today

Presented by: Fed Revolt, City of Tampa, Fla., and Chris McKenty, SKIDATA

Chris McKenty and Fed Revolte will discuss the challenges of building a city-wide parking technology system in a time of continuous technological innovation. They will also show how Tampa created a customized system to meet the needs of parkers while providing exceptional centralized control over parking management and data. Finally, they will demonstrate how to create a flexible system that can be adapted to integrate with new technologies as they are developed and introduced.

Objectives:

  • Learn about the challenges facing cities seeking to implement parking technology systems in a time of constant technological innovation.    
  • Discover how the City of Tampa created a customized system to meet the needs of parkers while providing exceptional centralized control over parking management and data.    
  • Identify how to create a flexible system that can be adapted to integrate with new technologies as they are developed and introduced.

 

The Garage as Gas Station of the Future: Preparing for Electric Vehicles

Presented by: Michael App, THA Consulting, Inc., and Michael Ciesielka, Nexus Parking Systems

Parking garages will be the gas stations of the future, as all automobiles transition to electric vehicles and refueling (charging) occurs at the vehicle owner’s home or work. This presentation will discuss the trends in electric vehicle ownership, strategies for providing charging stations, and available technologies for on-site energy generation through photovoltaic panel. We’ll also include analysis of a case study garage that is energy independent and providing charging to electric vehicles.

Objectives:
  • Recognize the development of electric vehicles including the trends regarding ownership, and the options to consider when providing charging stations for electric vehicles.    
  • Identify available photovoltaic technology, including the array types being installed on parking garages, and an introduction to the concept of “self-sustaining” parking garage.    
  • Consider the layout options explored during the design of two garages at Princeton University, as well as the performance evaluation of the parking garage in Hamilton, N.J.

10:00 am – 11:00 am 

Closing the Gap Between Autonomous Vehicles and Curbside Management

Presented by: Mandy Bowers, Jeshua Pringle, CAPP, and Amanda Good, PMP; Kimley-Horn

Connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) are no longer on the horizon—they are here. With the rise of this technology comes new challenges for curbside management and shaping policies. This session will discuss best practices for developing a connected curbside management plan that addresses policies, emerging technologies, and the demands of tomorrow’s users.

Objectives:
  • Learn to summarize the elements associated with a comprehensive curbside management plan.    
  • Analyze the challenges faced by public agencies and cities associated with a CAV connected curb.
  • Discuss the policy and regulatory considerations in assessing a CAV connected curbside management plan.

The Paths to Procurement: Implementing Digital Strategies for the Future

Presented by: Mollie Bolin, Passport; John Peverada, City of Portland, Maine; John Wilkins, City of Key West, Fla; and Fidel Maltez, City of Chelsea, Mass.

With the rapidly changing and competitive nature of curb space use and allocation, cities must reimagine how the procurement process and their overall parking management system is structured and what is needed to accomplish both short- and long-term goals. In this panel-style discussion, three cities—Portland, Maine; Somerville, Mass.; and Key West, Fla.—share procurement experiences for digital parking and mobility solutions through both traditional methods and working with alliances.

Objectives:
  • Explore case studies from three different parking operations on how they have transformed their operations to create more seamless and accessible parking experiences.  
  • Uncover perspectives from three parking leaders and their different procurement experiences (traditional RFP and purchasing alliances) plus the pros and cons of each.    
  • Evaluate which procurement process is best for accomplishing and addressing each operation’s unique goals and needs.

Take Us to the Ballpark, Friction-free: The Miami Marlins’ Free Flow, Frictionless Event Parking

Presented by: Angel Diaz and Henry Espinosa, Miami Parking Authority; and Mike Mckeon, Parking Partners LLC

The Miami Marlins, along with the Miami Parking Authority are introducing Free Flow Parking at Marlins Park for the 2021 baseball season. This frictionless parking system was designed prior to the COVID19 pandemic to mitigate traffic and congestion around the ballpark and its urban setting. The state-of-the-art solution will improve ingress to the 37,000 capacity venue; using license plate tags as parking credentials, guests and staff no longer need to check in upon arrival to the parking facilities. Virtual nesting areas and enforcement will ensure season ticket members receive preferential parking within the facilities encompassing 5,600 spaces. We expect ingress to be reduced by 60 percent, increasing our guests’ overall satisfaction along with other ancillary benefits.

Objectives:
  • Recognize how to implement a frictionless event parking solution using LPR technology.    
  • Describe how to work with multiple vendor integrations with one goal in mind.    
  • Relate to the fiscal and end users’ (customers’) benefits.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm 

PARCS & Re-creation: The University of Minnesota Revolutionizes its System

Presented by: Ben Schnabel, CAPP, and Christina Ryan, University of Minnesota; and Brian McGann, Walker Consultants

The University of Minnesota, with 136 lanes of gated parking equipment, was operating with an 18-year old system. The campus parking enterprise includes on-street, permit, and parking guidance in need of a strategic plan. Here you'll learn how it started, where they are, and where it's going.

Objectives:
  • Describe how to plan and execute a mega-PARCS project    
  • Describe how to build a team that can come to consensus.    
  • Explore how to decide among the technology improvements now available.

Tackling TNCs: Curb and Congestion Management in Las Vegas

Presented by: Brandy Stanley, CAPP, City of Las Vegas, Nev.

In March 2021, the City of Las Vegas launched two programs aimed at helping TNC drivers and passengers move around the city more efficiently. One program uses kiosks and individual space monitoring on the curb and the other provided a safe, convenient place with amenities for TNC drivers to stage. Attendees will learn about the research informing the pilots, the public/private partnerships needed to succeed, and the successes and lessons learned during the program.

Objectives:
  • Recognize the components of research gathering to identify needed program elements.    
  • Learn how to establish public/private partnerships to achieve success.    
  • Describe evaluation techniques to redirect or retool a program to obtain a successful outcome.

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm 

Not Your Grandfather’s Parking Garage: How New Vehicle Technologies Are Changing Parking Design

Presented by: Matt Jobin, Rich & Associates, and Kevin Bopp, Bedrock Detroit

Technological breakthroughs are transforming the vehicles that use parking facilities. Self-parking and self-driving vehicles, new types of electric vehicles, and other breakthroughs are affecting parking design. In this presentation Matt Jobin and Kevin Bopp will demonstrate how vehicle technology breakthroughs are impacting parking design and what owners should be most concerned with when designing structures that will need to be able to accommodate these technologies, as well new technologies in the future.

Objectives:
  • Learn about the new types of vehicle technologies that are impacting parking design, as well as anticipated technologies that are coming soon.    
  • Explore accommodating these technological advances in facility designs and retrofits.    
  • Discuss how to anticipate new advances and vehicular capabilities in the design of facilities they are building today.

Adopting to New Challenges: How to Transition a City’s Parking Division to a Progressive Curbside Management Program

Presented by: Benito Perez, CAPP; Lawrence Marcus, Forward Progress; Alejandra Argudin, CAPP, Miami Parking Authority; Michael Sawyer, City of Richmond, Va.

With the evolution of shared mobility, commercial docking, and pending connected automated vehicle (CAV) demands competing with traditional parking at the curb, cities have started to redefine their curbside management practices. This session will guide participants on how to assess their jurisdiction’s ability to manage this change, mapping a path forward toward a successful curbside management program. Attendees will also be able to use a tool to self-assess their jurisdiction’s parking/curbside management program.

Objectives:
  • Define a successful, sustainable curbside management program.    
  • Recognize which elements of a street’s right-of-way should be considered when assessing a curbside management program.    
  • Summarize the toolbox and methods to achieve sustainable curb use.


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