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TPTA Conference Breaks Records!

Last month, the Texas Parking and Transportation Association held our annual Conference & Tradeshow in Houston. We are thrilled to have our largest turnout of attendees – reaching 316 parking and transportation professionals from throughout Texas and beyond.

We want to thank all of the volunteers, attendees, vendors, speakers, and more who joined us for this great show. It is always our goal to provide the highest quality education, networking, and professional development opportunities for our members and program attendees.

We also want to congratulate all of the winners of our annual awards program:

  • Parking Structure – New: University of Texas at Austin, East Campus Garage

  • Parking Structure – Restoration: Silos Harvesting Partners, LP Campus at Legacy West Garage & Site Modifications

  • Parking Program: University of Texas at Arlington, MAV Mover Program

  • Parking Equipment and Technology: Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza Garage – PARCS Upgrade

  • Parking Employee: Carlos Medel, ParkHouston

  • Distinguished Service Award: Dean Ahmad, DFW Airport

In addition to a successful conference and awards program, we were also thrilled to announce the establishment of the TPTA Marc Denson Scholarship. We are excited for the opportunity to provide financial assistance to future parking and transportation professionals, in the name and memory of a man who did so much for the industry and meant so much to the association. Check out the details here.

Again, thank you to all who participated in this important event. We couldn’t do it without you! Stay tuned for details on future TPTA events throughout the year. And if you haven’t already, be sure to join as a member to take advantage of membership discounts on future TPTA events.



One More Week Until the 2019 TPTA Conference & Tradeshow!

We are officially one week away from the 2019 TPTA Conference & Tradeshow. Don’t miss out on this important opportunity for you and your staff to learn from experts on a wide range of topics important in the parking, transportation, and mobility industry.

The TPTA Conference & Tradeshow will include industry professionals from a wide range of specialties including higher education and healthcare institutions, cities, municipal parking authorities, transit agencies, airports, parking operators, and more. 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

There’s still time to join us for this important event and gain access to the information, resources, and connections to enhance your organization, as well as your career.

View the entire agenda here, and register today!




Time to Give Back

It's that time of the year! Hopefully, you have finished your Christmas shopping, but are still in a giving state of mind. Because TPTA has an ask of you.

Yes, we are looking at you, ALL OF YOU!

TPTA has put out a call for presentations for the 2017 Annual Conference & Tradeshow, Are you up to the challenge? The Host Committee is working on two education tracks for the conference this year. Knowing my TPTA colleagues, there is no lack of interesting stories and projects to share. So submit your proposal today and good luck!! Deadline for submissions is February 12, 2017.

If you are interested in taking on a leadership role in TPTA - now is the time. There are six (6) positions on the ballot this year and the call for nominations is open until January 6, 2017.

Elections are run in accordance with the TPTA By-Laws.

We want to hear from you - so nominate yourself or submit a presentation for the Conference. This organization depends on you! Good luck!