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Three Weeks Until the TPTA Conference & Tradeshow! Register Now and Plan for Pre-Conference Networking.

We are just three weeks away from the largest gathering of parking, transportation, and mobility professionals in Texas. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn about the latest trends, technologies, and solutions from around the industry, as well as network with and learn from professionals who share your same daily experiences and challenges.

The TPTA Conference & Tradeshow will include numerous sessions from industry experts designed to provide attendees with valuable information and education to enhance their organizations and operations back home. The event also includes numerous networking and professional development opportunities. In addition, the tradeshow will feature opportunities to meet and network with some of the top industry product and solution providers from around the country.

Also, don’t forget to register for our exciting new pre-conference networking event – the Texas Style Skeet Shootout. This will be a great opportunity to network with fellow conference attendees in an “outside-the-box” way.

 View the entire agenda here, and register today! Don’t miss out on this important event!

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TPTA Conference Session Feature: Enforcing through the Storm: How Parking Survives a Natural Disaster

Following Hurricane Harvey in 2017, the City of Houston's parking enforcement team experienced something few parking organizations ever will: the complete shutdown of a major city and the recovery effort that followed. Learn about the ways they faced this challenge, including lessons learned and strategies for future emergencies.

Check out the full agenda and register here: https://bit.ly/2GkLdxJ

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TPTA Conference Session Feature: Offering a Payment App Only Gets You to the Starting Line

This presentation will offer organizations who have implemented a parking payment app strategies for assuring widespread adoption. Attendees will learn why it's essential to promote adoption of mobile parking payment, and how cities have created and implemented strategies to assure that parkers are using their mobile payment apps.

Check out the full agenda and register here: https://bit.ly/2GkLdxJ

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TPTA Conference Session Feature: Curb Management: Strategies and Tech to Define, Manage, and Enforce the Curb

Offered by IPMI's Technology Committee, this session will explore how various technologies will support curb management activities in four areas - defining the curb, managing the curb, charging for curb access, and enforcing the curb. It will also explore the activities an organization will consider and how current and future technologies will be applied to support an operation as they develop plans to manage the curb.

Check out the full agenda and register here: https://bit.ly/2GkLdxJ

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TPTA Conference Session Feature: Strategic Planning

TPTA Conference Session Feature: Strategic Planning: Guiding Principles for Propelling Your Business into the Future

This presentation will highlight the stages of creating a mission and vision, including examples of the importance of creating organization goals. It will also focus on the importance of implementing an effective SWOT analysis to achieve your organization's goals.

Check out the full agenda and register here: https://bit.ly/2GkLdxJ

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Member Profile - Peter Lange, Texas A&M University

We’re excited to introduce our new TPTA Member Profile blog series! This feature will highlight Q&As with TPTA members offering their experience with the organization, including how it has impacted their careers and their organizations, and the value that TPTA membership provides. We’re kicking off this series with TPTA President Peter Lange. Peter is Associate Vice President of Transportation Services at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.

Check it out below!

How long has your organization been a member of TPTA?

Texas A&M University Transportation Services has been a member of TPTA since the organization’s inception.

How did you learn about TPTA?

I attended my first TPTA conference in 2000, while still working at Georgia Tech. The conference was held in College Station. Little did I know then that I would later work at Texas A&M!

What value has your TPTA membership provided you for your career?

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It has provided a great opportunity for me to build peer relationships through networking, presenting together, and serving together. I’ve been able to learn about trends in the industry, apply lessons learned from others, and enhance my own professional knowledge base.

What value has your TPTA membership provided your institution?

The value of peer networking has been invaluable to our ability to gather valuable benchmarking data. Because we are part of a regional group of parking professionals, we can bring industry ideas and trends that are unique to Texas to our university leadership.

What would be your advice to those organizations who are not yet a TPTA member?

TPTA offers a unique, regional perspective on the industry. We are small enough to get to know others in the industry across a wide spectrum of parking operations. Our conferences are a place to grow peer friendships and take time to drill down into topics and we have a lot of fun! Sometimes the national conferences are too large to offer such opportunities.

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TPTA Conference Session Feature: Need to Succeed: A Case Study on the PARCS Installation

TPTA Conference Session Feature: Need to Succeed: A Case Study on the PARCS Installation at the Largest Parking Facility in the US

Learn about the significant PARCS installation at the country's largest paid parking facility: Texas Medical Center. The session will highlight the factors that led to the successful integration of this significant PARCS installation.

Check out the full agenda and register here: https://bit.ly/2GkLdxJ

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TPTA Conference Session Feature: Electric Scooters - UT Austin

TPTA Conference Session Feature: Electric Scooter Communication, Policy Creation, and Implementation at UT Austin

This presentation will highlight how the University of Texas at Austin has navigated the adoption of electric scooters on campus. Hear about implementation lessons learned, and how scooters are quickly becoming a main mode of transportation and not just an alternative.

Check out the full agenda and register here: https://bit.ly/2GkLdxJ

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TPTA Conference Session Feature: Don't Cite the Visitor - UT Arlington

TPTA Conference Session Feature: Don't Cite the Visitor: UT Arlington's Journey to Balance a Robust LPR Enforcement Strategy with Managing Event and Visitor Parking Needs

Find out how UT Arlington utilized enhanced technology to more effectively identify and understand visitor parking needs without significantly straining department staff. The university implemented a comprehensive visitor process to accommodate the need to effectively enforce while managing all parking operations.

Check out the full agenda and register here: https://bit.ly/2GkLdxJ

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Submit Distinguished Service Award nominations Today!

One week left to submit your nominations for the TPTA Distinguished Service Award! Nominate a parking professional you know who has contributed to the education, professional development, creative solutions, and standards of customer service in the parking and transportation industry. Register no later than next Friday, March 15. Details here - http://www.texasparking.org/2019-awards-criteria/

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