The Texas Parking & Transportation Association Annual Conference and Tradeshow kicked off March 25 at the Marriott Marquis Houston. The conference will run through March 29 with Mayor Sylvester Turner giving the keynote address at the annual awards luncheon on Thursday.

Close to 300 international Parking professionals have come to not only experience Houston southern hospitality but also make impactful connections for the Parking and transportation industry. During the four-day conference they will have an opportunity to tour some of Houston’s premier Parking structures,experience some of the latest innovations of exhibitors from around the world and attend numerous educational sessions.

“On behalf of the board of directors of the Texas Parking and Transportation Association and the College Station Host Committee, it is my pleasure to welcome all to the 31st Annual Conference and Trade Show,” said TPTA President Peter Lange. “The beautiful Marriott Marquis is the perfect place to gather, and the Houston team has done an excellent job in providing yet another spectacular event for our organization.”

While visiting beautiful downtown Houston, we cannot forget the tremendous strain and hardship Hurricane Harvey brought to the area. We thank our membership for participating in our food drive for the Houston Food Bank as part of our continued efforts to give back to our host community.

The Texas Parking and Transportation Association maintains a statewide association of individuals involved with parking-related business in municipalities, airports and universities and other organizations. For more information about TPTA, visit