Transportation Trends Track

Mobility Ops

Across cities, hospitals, universities, and airports, parking operators and their vendors are innovating new products, developing new services, and discovering how to provide a better experience for customers and stakeholders. The Transportation Trends Track will focus on the latest developments and every facet of parking, from curb management to airport operations. View the Full Program Schedule

Educational Sessions Include:

Bending the Curb: How Bend, Oregon, Manages the Curb, Parking, & Congestion
Citation Management: Compliance-Based Enforcement Through Effective Technology
Reinventing the Parking Structure: How Mobility Trends Are Impacting Design
Top-Flight Service: How LAX Reimagined the Passenger Parking Experience
Campus Transportation Management: Future Trends 2030
The Rise of Mechanical and Automated Parking
Fair Play: DEI, RFPs, & What You Need to Know About the Public Sector Bid Process
Curb Management: New Rules of the Road
Automated Parking Guidance Systems (APGS) - Learnings from Real-Life Projects

Bending the Curb: How Bend, Oregon, Manages the Curb, Parking, and Congestion

Monday, September 18 | 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

From TNCs to taxis and limos, from deliveries to loading zones, and across public transit, competing interests for limited curb space makes the curb a complex and problematic puzzle for municipalities across the globe. 

City curbs and off-street lots are in high demand, especially as new use cases such as delivery vehicles, parklets, and scooters compete for the finite space. Learn how the City of Bend, Oregon, is rising to meet this challenge with clever technology, data sharing, and the use of smart digital infrastructure. 

Audience members will have the opportunity to share some of their common parking and mobility challenges and how they are working to address them. There will be interactive components throughout with live polling and Q&A.

This program will:
• Present a case study of successful curb management and congestion reduction.   
• Explore the emerging strategies cities are implementing to address common challenges in the mobility space.
• Uncover how cities and operators of different sizes and locations are leveraging data to analyze trends and make more informed decisions.
Andrew LaMothe Andrew LaMothe
VP of North American Sales
Tobias Marx Tobias Marx
Parking Services Division Manager
Bend, Oregon
Sam Warnecke Sam Warnecke
Sales Director
Passport Inc

Citation Management: Compliance-Based Enforcement Through Effective Technology

Monday, September 18 | 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Learn how two Police Departments have managed to incorporate technology to advance their parking enforcement programs. Both departments have leveraged LPR technology and transitioned to virtual permits to accomplish this with very different results. Hear the lessons learned from each case study. 

The session will examine privacy issues, community resistance, accessibility, and equity in a candid and lively discussion. This panel of experienced law enforcement professionals is ready to share first-hand experiences with the community as they overhauled their programs to include new, integrated parking technology including LPR, pay-by-plate, updated policies, and virtual permits.

This program will:
• Provide a resource toolkit of emerging parking technologies, like LPR, pay-by-plate virtual permits, and compliance-based enforcement, applicable to your community.
• Explain how to leverage LPR, pay-by-plate, and virtual permits to collect real-time data and inform data-driven parking policies.
• Offer strategies to engage with your community to provide opportunities for feedback and education during program development.
Julie Dixon Julie Dixon
Dixon Resources Unlimited
Robert Maycott Robert Maycott
Beverly Hills Police Department
Nick Nicholas Nick Nicholas
Seal Beach Police Department
David Tomlin David Tomlin
Beverly Hills Police Department

Reinventing the Parking Structure: How Mobility Trends Are Impacting Design

Tuesday, September 19 | 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM

From the proliferation of parking technology to increased focus on sustainability and EV, to the desire for future proofing, changing trends in parking design can have significant impact not only on design, but also on construction and ongoing operations and maintenance. Learn how this impact helps owners not only integrate parking more effectively, but also gives them better tools to get the most out of their parking investment. 

This session will discuss how parking design is tackling the rapidly growing demand for EV charging, explore how PARCS and PGS have affected parking structure cost and design decisions, as well as how we can design parking to support today’s needs while being prepared for shifts in future demand.    

This session will: 
• Explore the challenges parking design faces with increasing demand for EV charging stations, from incorporating added infrastructure into design to managing electrical loads. 
• Discuss design and budget considerations for integrating parking technology, and what you need to know about the impact on ongoing operations and maintenance.
• Offer strategies for designing flexibility into parking facilities, so owners can “future proof” their parking investment.
Taylor Kim Taylor Kim, AIA
Associate Principal
Watry Design, Inc.

Top-Flight Service: How LAX Reimagined the Passenger Parking Experience     

Tuesday, September 19 | 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Hear how NPA Innovation Awards winners Watry Design and ABM helped LAX totally reimagine its passenger parking experience. Using state-of-the-art design concepts, such as a cantilevered walkway, expanded lightwells, and stylized light fixtures, the Watry Design team conceived a new-look mobility hub, setting the tone for a transformed passenger experience. 

The session will also examine how ABM deployed a one-of-a-kind integration platform that brings together PARCS, reservations, LPR systems, and Parking Guidance Systems.  

This program will:
• Explain how the project was conceived, planned, and executed by the client and their vendor partners.  
• Discuss how LAX reduced search time for parking space, and reduced congestion and travel time to the terminals.
• Explore how LAX deployed a frictionless entry and exit, advising the guests on where they should park and to how to find their vehicle when they return.
• Uncover how LAX improved its web and online presence for a better guest experience with information on a specific parking-product availability and flight or destination information. 
John Purinton John Purinton
Watry Design Inc.

Campus Mobility and Parking Management Design: Future Trends 2030

Tuesday, September 19 | 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM

Master planning for campus parking, whether at a university, hospital, or mixed-use space is a capital-intensive process with myriad stakeholders and needs. Hear the latest thinking in terms of parking design, construction, operation, and the future proofing of mobility needs. 

This program will review case studies of recently completed and ongoing billion-dollar projects, such as Indiana University Health master planning project, as well as other state-of-art parking facilities and systems. It will illustrate the integration of planning and smart mobility with digital and wireless connectivity between electric vehicles, autonomous vehicles, autonomous valet systems, and mobile apps. It will also show different integration planning of innovative systems to improve customer services to serve the needs of special parkers, such as hospital patients and faculty. 

This program will:
• Explore the current challenges in campus parking and mobility. 
• Uncover what it takes to revamp an old system into a new innovative campus for parking and mobility.
• Present examples of innovative solutions in campus designs related to transportation and parking.
• Examine what issues need to be addressed to future proof parking operations.
Lia Reyes Lia Reyes
Managing Director
LVR International
EriK Anderson Erik Andersen
Senior Principal
Lamar Johnson Collaborative

The Rise of Mechanical and Automated Parking

Wednesday, September 20 | 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM

Mechanical and automated parking solutions have dramatically increased in popularity across the U.S in recent years. Has the day of automated parking now arrived and is it a viable business opportunity?  

Learn the key design and operational characteristics for these systems that an asset owner or operator should consider. These systems have proven to be viable and effective given the right circumstances, but the industry has a great deal of complexity and nuance. 

This program will:
• Offer examples and case studies of automated parking projects and what is currently in development.
• Examine the latest design trends and service characteristics.
• Explore the challenges that accompany automated and mechanical parking and how can they be managed.
Michael Dennison Michael Dennison
Parkworks US
David LoCoco David LoCoco
Principal/Director of Parking Design
Watry Design Inc.
Ian Todd Ian Todd
EVP - Automated Parking
Westfalia USA


Fair Play: DEI, RFPs, and What You Need to Know About the Public-Sector Bid Process 
Wednesday, September 20 | 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Commercial parking operators bidding on public-sector contracts face challenges (and opportunities) with new requirements around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives. Hear the experience of thought leaders working with transit agencies, school districts, and state and city governments. 

The program will examine the requirements around hiring and procurement practices on how to work on public-sector contracts. Local, small, women- or minority-owned businesses will also learn how to be a certified small business enterprise (SBE) and partner to pursue public-sector business.  
Frank Ching Frank Ching, CPP
Deputy Executive Officer
LA Metro
Susan Cole Susan Cole
Cole Ticket Solutions

Curb Management: New Rules of the Road

Wednesday, September 20 | 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

From TNCs to taxis and limos, and from deliveries to loading zones, competing interests for limited curb space makes the curb a complex and problematic puzzle for municipalities across the globe. Hear how city transportation chiefs, technology companies, and parking operators are steadily putting together the new rules around curb management. 

This session will examine a variety of solutions to managing the curb whether thru smart zones, data sharing, digital wayfinding, and other smart devices. It will discuss strategies to implement effective curb management policies and the tools decision-makers need to achieve their objectives.

This session will:
• Examine successful ways to digitize, monetize, and manage the curb space.
• Show how data is being gathered and used to aid in decision-making. 
• Discuss the common “rules” emerging around curb management.  
Jeffrey Elsey Jeffrey B. Elsey, P.E., CAPP, LEED® AP
NPA 40 Under 40, Class of '20  
Dan Mathers Dan Mathers
Eleven X
Roamy Valera Roamy Valera
Jason Sutton Jason Sutton, CAPP
SVP & General Manager of Curbside Solutions
Passport Inc

Automated Parking Guidance Systems (APGS): Learnings From Real-Life Projects

Wednesday, September 20 | 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Modern Automated Parking Guidance Systems (APGS) have been available for many years and are pervasive in both new construction and retrofit parking facilities. There are many excellent choices for APGS products and integrators. Hear case studies from a range of successful APGS projects in this information-rich presentation.   

This presentation will:
• Explore the fundamental concepts underpinning an AGPS system,
• Offer examples of AGPS projects at various stages of installation.
• Uncover the “choke points” or challenges to overcome in an AGPS project,
• Explain planning timelines, budgets, and operational requirements required for a successful project completion.    
Peter Filice Peter Filice
Senior Consultant
Walker Consultants

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