Recognizing Parking Industry Professional Excellence

Recognizing Parking Industry Professional Excellence

Charles Billows II and the City of Chicago win IPMI innovation award  The Professional Excellence Award for Innovation was conferred upon Deputy Director Charles Billows II and the City of Chicago Department of Finance by the International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI) during the June 2024 Parking and Mobility Conference and Expo in Columbus, Ohio. …

Leveraging Data for More Equitable Scofflaw Enforcement and Booting

Leveraging Data for More Equitable Scofflaw Enforcement and Booting

Challenge The threat of parking violations and collections helps deter illegal uses of the curb lane that cause congestion and endanger the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists. Sometimes, however, citations go unpaid despite the myriad of notices mailed. Vehicle immobilization—or the application of a wheel clamp (often called the “Denver boot” or, simply, “boot”) preventing…

LA Express Park: Parking Smarter with Demand Pricing 

LA Express Park: Parking Smarter with Demand Pricing 

For almost a decade, Trellint has partnered with the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) to reduce traffic congestion and improve driver satisfaction using pricing as a mechanism to manage parking demand, reduce congestion, shorten travel times, reduce pollution, and encourage the use of alternative forms of transportation.  Challenge In downtown LA, frustrated motorists were…

Street Reach Indy Project wins 2020 IPMI Marketing Award

Street Reach Indy Project wins 2020 IPMI Marketing Award

Innovative ParkIndy and Conduent Transportation partnership curbs panhandling using parking meters Indianapolis’ Street Reach Indy program was recognized with the 2020 IPMI Marketing Award for its creative rebranding efforts through the “adaptive reuse” of local parking meters to raise awareness and donations for the homeless community while also curbing panhandling in the city.  The campaign helped to raise nearly…

Amnesty Programs: Providing Relief During the COVID-19 Crisis

Amnesty Programs: Providing Relief During the COVID-19 Crisis

In the midst of the COVID-19 global pandemic, people are fearful, many worrying about their health, along with the welfare of their families and friends in the wake of an unprecedented economic shut down that has forced many furloughs and layoffs.  To provide reprieve to constituents, cities can offer amnesty relief for anything from parking fines, to…