Just Announced! The TPTA Annual Conference & Tradeshow Program!

We are thrilled to announce the full schedule and education program for the 2019 TPTA Annual Conference and Tradeshow, April 22-25, 2019 in Houston.

 We have pulled together a diverse agenda of sessions by experts from throughout the parking, transportation, and mobility industries. It is our goal to provide our members and attendees with the highest quality of educational, networking, and professional development opportunities. This program will provide attendees from higher education and healthcare institutions, cities, municipal parking authorities, transit agencies, airports, parking operators, and more with the information, resources, and tools to enhance the parking and transportation operations.

 Some of the topics highlighted will include:

 ·         Customer service

·         Parking technology

·         Enforcement

·         Impacts of mobility trends on parking

·         Parking operations during natural disasters

·         Smart cities

·         Alternative transportation

·         Strategic planning

·         Curb management

·         Procurement best practices

 The 2019 TPTA Conference & Tradeshow program is designed to offer the highest quality education for attendees. In addition, the agenda also includes numerous professional development and networking opportunities to connect with and learn from other parking, transportation, and mobility from throughout Texas and beyond.

 View the entire agenda here, and register today!




Deadlines and quick links

We want to make sure the various deadlines for #TPTA2019 are at your fingertips! So here’s a quick recap:

March 1, 2019 - Annual Awards submissions due. Read here for more info.

March 15, 2019 - Distinguished Service Award nominations due. Read here for more info.

March 1, 2019 - Non Member Conference Rates increase to $600. Register NOW.

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Finally, we have some sponsorships available - thank you to all our sponsors for helping us put on this event. We can’t do it without you!. If you haven’t booked your sponsorship, Check out what is available.

Don’t forget we have a Best of Show contest - so may the best booth win!

Download Day - to be announced! The conference app is under production and will soon be available. Attendees can review all the sessions, provide feedback and network with colleagues via the app. And the in-app game will be back!

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Nominate Your Projects and People for the 2019 TPTA Awards Today!

Don’t forget to send in your nominations for the TPTA Annual Awards Competition! The TPTA awards program recognizes outstanding parking-related projects, as well as the professionals helping to guide the parking, transportation, and mobility industry into the future.

The awards competition promotes an appreciation of excellence in parking design, equipment, operations, and construction among the industry and the general public. It’s also a great way to get your groundbreaking projects and innovations the recognition they deserve!

 You can submit your projects in any (or all) of the following categories:

  1. Parking Structure - New

  2. Parking Structure - Restoration

  3. Parking Program

  4.  Parking Technology and Equipment

  5. Parking Employee

For TPTA awards program details, and to submit, click here.

 TPTA also offers our annual Distinguished Service Award. This award recognizes those parking professionals who have led the way toward implementing creative parking, transportation, or mobility solutions. Nominees are also recognized for their commitment to customer service in our industry.

 Click here for award details and to nominate your favorite parking professional!

 Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to recognize your projects and people!

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Don’t Miss Out on TPTA Sponsorship Opportunities!

Make sure your company is in front of top decision-makers from throughout Texas and beyond.

Now is the time to reserve your sponsorship for the 2019 Texas Parking and Transportation Association (TPTA) Annual Conference & Trade Show in Houston, April 22-25, 2019. Sponsorship is the best way to make sure your company is recognized in front of the top parking and transportation industry decision-makers.

Once again, the TPTA Conference & Trade Show will be a valuable opportunity for education, networking, and professional development, bringing together parking and transportation professionals, including colleges and universities, hospitals, municipalities, airports, and more from throughout Texas and beyond. Your company will be recognized in a variety of ways, including on social media, the conference mobile app, the TPTA website, and displayed at the conference. You don’t want to miss out!

Our sponsors are the reason that we can put on quality programs. Thank you to all of our previous sponsors as well! We look forward to another great TPTA program!

Reserve Your Sponsorship Here or Contact Us with any questions.


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6th Annual Awards

Time to get your nominations in! Deadline for the 6th Annual Awards is February 15, 2019. Do you have a an employee or a project in one of the following categories?:

  1. Parking Structure - New

  2. Parking Structure - Restoration

  3. Parking Program

  4. Parking Technology and Equipment

  5. Parking Employee

Details are available here.

Many of you have projects and employees more than worthy of recognition - take the time to see that recognition now!

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Deadline for Board nominations is January 6

Want to be more involved? Please consider nominating yourself for a position on the Texas Parking and Transportation Association board of directors. Qualified candidates must:

  • Be a regular member

  • 2019 dues paid .  

  • Each organization may only have one Regular member (all others are associate members and are not eligible)

If you’re interested, please email a letter outlining your qualifications, a high resolution headshot in JPEG format, along with your name, your contact information, and your membership category as defined in TPTA By-Laws, Article VII, Section 1 to Dean Ahmad, Chair, Elections Committee. Applications must be received by January 6, 2019.  

The Election Committee will review all applications; those eligible members will be placed on a ballot and sent to all Regular members for voting.  Ballots will be accepted online following the deadline and voting results will be announced at the 2019 Annual Conference and Tradeshow in Houston, Texas, April 22 - 25, 2019.




DFW Parking Program Featured in The Parking Professional

We’re always thrilled to see TPTA members recognized for their successes and hard work! Check out this article from the August issue of The Parking Professional about the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) Airport Courtesy Patrol Program.

The article titled “Airport Knights” (by Robert Peterson, DFW’s Assistant Manager of Parking Guest Operations), highlights the important work that this team does, focusing each day on creating the best experience possible for parkers at this major airport. To date, the program has helped over 48,000 Dallas travelers, with assistance including tire inflations, jump starts, and vehicle location. Most importantly though, this dedicated team plays a critical role in helping to make the sometimes stressful airport travel experiences as pleasant as possible.

This great program will be especially valuable - and much appreciated - during this busy holiday season!

DFW has been an active member of TPTA, and recently presented at our fall roundtable program. We love to see great news and success stories from our members! You can read the entire article here.




Submit Your Presentation Proposals for #TPTA2019!

Don’t forget the TPTA Call for Presentations is open until December 31, 2018. TPTA is a great opportunity to showcase the trends, technologies, and innovations that you believe are important to the present and future of our industry, as well as to be recognized in front of experts from a from a wide range of sectors including higher education, transportation, healthcare, municipal government, consulting, and more.

TPTA brings together parking, transportation, and mobility professionals from throughout Texas and beyond. Presenting at the TPTA annual conference provides individuals (and their organizations) the unique platform to establish themselves as experts and thought leaders during this transformative time. Proposers are invited to submit proposals on any industry topics, highlighting the latest advancements and / or case studies related to issues like:

  • Parking technology

  • Mobility

  • Curb management

  • Design and construction

  • Sustainability

  • Alternative transportation

  • Operations and management

  • Planning

  • Finance

  • Or other unique industry perspectives!

Submit your presentation here today!




Join TPTA for 2019 Member Benefits and a Chance to win a trip to the IPMI Conference & Expo!

Now is the time to renew your TPTA membership. OR, if you aren’t already a member, sign up! TPTA members receive access to the latest trends, resources, and information useful to parking, transportation and mobility professionals to help improve their operation. Members also receive discounts on all TPTA events, so sign up by December 31 to take full advantage, as well as get registered for the chance to win a full scholarship to the IPMI Conference and Expo in Anaheim, CA, June 9-12.*

 TPTA membership offers a number of benefits designed to provide education, networking, and professionals development opportunities. These include:

 ·        Resource for all your parking, transportation, and mobility needs

·         Networking with other industry experts

·         Preferred pricing on annual conference and trade show, and roundtables

·         Numerous professional development opportunities.

·         The latest parking and transportation industry news, products, and services.

On a related note, don’t forget to mark your calendar and save the date for the TPTA Annual Conference & Tradeshow taking place in Houston, April 22-25, 2019. This conference promises to be one of the best yet, and will offer members and attendees valuable opportunities to enhance their careers, as well as improve their organizations back home.

 Sign up as a member today. And stay tuned for more information on 2019 programs!

Join now.