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By Alli Richards for Parking Today, November 2018 Entering the Parking Industry It was the winter of 2017 when I came across a posting for my current job. Republic Parking and Impark were looking for a corporate recruiter. Before this moment, working for a parking company — and, truth be told, parking companies in any...
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A transit bus that can connect passengers to on-campus care and external transit hubs. Illustration.
By Spencer Sechler 1. What Is Transportation Demand Management (TDM)? Transportation demand management (sometimes referred to as comprehensive transportation management or traffic demand management) is a collection of community-based strategies that encourage a shift away from single-occupant vehicle (SOV) usage to other, more sustainable methods of transportation. Commonly, TDM encourages the use of public transportation,...
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By Josh Gianotsos I have a confession: I’m a parking professional, and I need to take a hike. Shockingly, I find myself encouraging prospective clients to take a hike, too. Because the simple act of taking said hike (though perhaps more accurately described as a pleasant, leisurely walk) through your parking assets is an essential...
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By Paul Kobylnyk Missed Part 1? Read it here. Choosing a monthly parking spot used to be easy for commuters. They’d find a facility close to their destination, park, and they were good to go. Easy, right? But these times, they are a-changin’. The parking industry has evolved into a multi-faceted marketplace — one that...
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An Impark-branded Fiat 500 entering a well-kept, Impark-managed parking facility.
Republic Parking System, Inc. (Republic Parking), a subsidiary of Impark, is pleased to announce it has been awarded a contract with the City of Riverside, CA. Republic Parking commenced management of the City of Riverside’s parking operations on July 1, 2018. “We’re pleased to provide the City of Riverside with first-class parking management,” said Jeff...
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A Whole New World In March 2018, The Walt Disney Company announced a global commitment of more than $100M to reinvent the patient experience (PX) in children’s hospitals. The investment includes the development of Disney-themed treatment and patient rooms, in-room entertainment, and Disney Institute customer-experience training for clinical staff. For us, as a service provider...
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A group of businessmen attempting to grab a trophy. Illustration.
By Paul Kobylnyk Choosing a monthly parking spot used to be easy for commuters. They’d find a facility close to their destination, park, and they were good to go. Easy, right? But these times, they are a-changin’. The parking industry has evolved into a multi-faceted marketplace — one that now extends beyond product to unequivocally...
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Michael Giles presenting at the Building Lasting Change 2018 conference in Toronto.
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of speaking at the Building Lasting Change 2018 conference in Toronto, hosted by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). Together with Paul Wessel of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Maryluz Velasco of CaGBC, I paneled High-Performance, Sustainable Parking Comes of Age: Parksmart Certification Across the Globe. Key Takeaways...
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If you could reduce your parking facility’s carbon footprint, increase its operational efficiency, and save money, would you do it? If your answer is yes — and how could it not be — consider retrofitting your parking facility. Here are five low-risk, high-return green garage retrofits that can help save the planet and your profit...
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Representatives from Impark, The Forward Movement, and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital stand in a freshly painted parking stall featuring the Dynamic Symbol of Access (DSA).
Imperial Parking Canada Corporation (Impark Canada) is pleased to announce the first implementation of the Dynamic Symbol of Access (DSA) at an Impark-managed parking facility. An invitation-only painting event took place in Toronto on May 1 to commemorate the initiative’s successful launch. A Symbolic Change As reported on February 28, 2018, Impark Canada is working...
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