Supporting Middle Atlantic Parking Professionals since 1987.
The Middle Atlantic Parking Association is a non-profit trade organization that provides programming and a support network for parking professionals across the Middle Atlantic. Members include professionals from municipalities, transit agencies, airports, universities, commercial operators, parking vendors, and more.
MAPA Upcoming Events
November 20-21, 2019 at the Lord Baltimore Hotel
MAPA Annual Fall Conference, November 20-21, 2019
Lord Baltimore Hotel
November 20, 2019
12:00 PM – 6:00 PM Registration Open
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Vendor Set-up
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Technology Experts Have Had Their Say on the Future Impact of Parking! Now it’s Our Turn!
Speaker: Timothy Haahs, President, Timothy Haahs & Associates, Inc.
There are often misconceptions that free parking is good for businesses and that local merchants will suffer if their customers need to pay for parking. In reality, paid parking increases economic activity and it encourages faster turnover of a car that parks in one spot all day. Learn the many benefits of paid parking to your organization and how to provide incentives to parkers when transitioning from free to paid parking.
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM What to Consider when Creating Curbside Management Strategies –
Speaker: John Evens, T2 Systems
The curb has become a hot piece of real estate where you manage taxis, Uber/Lyft, scooters, FedEx/Amazon deliveries, trash collection, bike lanes, sidewalks, private parking and more. Curb management strategies need to be defined and should consider ways to use the curb equally, fairly and effectively. In this session, learn about ways to leverage technology to monitor, manage and enforce the rules of the curb and the concept of shared-use mobility zones. You will also gain a basic understanding of the challenges faced by both municipalities and universities as they navigate these issues, including the necessary communication to key stakeholders regarding sharing the curb space.
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Market Disruption - Parking on the Verge
Speakers: Andrew Sachs, President, Gateway Parking Services and Harbor Park Garage
The parking industry is about to be upended by technology, and it’s not what you think. Rideshare and scooters are making a dent no doubt - but the real impact is much more up close and personal. Indeed, the change is hyperlocal, and Google drives it. Specifically, Google My Business. There is a subtle change that is rapidly altering the parking landscape and how customers find your facility. And this change can have a considerable impact on your bottom line. The good news is that the barrier to entry is low, and the cost is cheap. The bad news is that those who don’t adapt— will lose. This session will break down and explain both the thinking and the tools necessary to make sure that your parking facility remains relevant in the modern age of hyper-local parking marketing.
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Let’s Talk about The Customer Experience
Speaker: John Van Horn, Parking Today Magazine
In the July and upcoming August issues of PT we have some tremendous articles on The Customer Experience. Brian Wolff, Brandy Stanley, George Baker, Roamy Valera, and yours truly, all of us are holding forth on just how important it is to interact with customers, to bring the Customer Experience to a point where our parking customers remember it as a positive one.
In every case, these articles spoke about the relationship parking needs to develop with its customers. We must use the tools we have not to make our lives easier, but to make our customer’s lives easier. Technology is wonderful but people make the difference.
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Exhibitor Reception
November 21, 2019
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM Registration Open
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Breakfast and Networking with the Vendors
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Sustainability is for Everyone: Triple-Bottom-Line Strategies for Any Size Parking
Speakers: Daniel Ciarcia and Lisa Chase, Two Willows Consulting, LLC
Parking infrastructure, developed in conjunction with commercial and residential buildings, presents a wealth of opportunities to expand the “sustainability envelope” for a more climate-resilient built environment. Parking creates numerous environmental impacts, including excess energy consumption, urban heat island effect, stormwater runoff, traffic congestion, and pollution. Maximizing resource efficiency promises to dramatically improve the environmental and financial returns for any size garage or lot.
This 60-minute interactive presentation will illustrate how forward-looking parking structures can dramatically improve a property's environmental footprint, and prepare for climate change impacts, by minimizing natural resource use and incorporating green design. Best-in-class parking sustainability standards, including the USGBC's Parksmart Certification, benefit neighborhoods and communities, while maximizing the bottom line. Using numerous North American examples from airports, university campuses and municipalities, the presenters will illustrate how low cost design and operations strategies yield payoffs for garages and lots of every size. Topics covered will include low-carbon strategies, electric mobility, stormwater management, and green infrastructure financing mechanisms.
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Park Detroit Program
Speaker: Keith Hutchins, City of Detroit Municipal Parking
An overview and results of the Beta testing of the Park Detroit Program
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Optimizing Parking Management: Technology is Only One Part
Speakers: Joseph P. Sciulli, CAPP, Vice President and Senior Operations Consultant. CHANCE Management Advisors, Inc.; Anthony Poteat, CEO, Revenue Authority of Prince George’s County; Nicole White, P.E., P.T.O.E., Founding Principal, Symmetra Design
The Revenue Authority of Prince George’s County provides around-the-clock coverage seven days per week for the non-incorporated areas in Prince George’s County; this includes nearly 70 residential permit parking areas; approximately 30 shopping malls; and over 5,000 additional parking spaces in combination municipal and public transportation surface lots and garages. These parking assets include the high-profile National Harbor, MD convention and entertainment area, the Hyattsville Justice Center, the Upper Marlboro Court House and a number of transit system park-and-ride locations.
Knowing that future transportation infrastructure additions and continued private and public development will demand additional parking management resources, in late 2018 the Revenue Authority sought an examination of its existing approaches with an eye toward enhancing its future capabilities.
This presentation will cover the Revenue Authority’s unique charter, and its response to the challenges of its broad parking management mandate. The team of presenters will describe how the efforts of the Authority’s program managers, combined with the parking and transportation Consulting Team of Symmetra Design and CHANCE Management Advisors, Inc., have collaborated to set the Authority’s course toward optimized parking management.
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Lunch and Networking with Vendors
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Smart Cities Need Smart Partners
Speaker: Anthony Caddell, Account Executive, Passport & Courtney Mulvanity, City of Newark
Our industry is more complex and chaotic than ever before. There have been more innovations in the past year than in the past decade, creating challenges for cities who are simultaneously trying to manage their current operations while also thinking strategically about the future.
Many of today’s transportation leaders are looking for solutions to solve immediate and short term goals, focused on one, five or 10 year plans. But a true smart city leader needs to be thinking about a 50 year plan: what will the city of the future look like and what steps can we take now to get there? The answer isn’t a product set, it's a partner.
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Valet Parking: The intersection of Parking and Traffic
Speaker: Beth Bryan, P.E., PTOE, PTP, STP; Senior Associate, Walter P. Moore
Valet parking, is it parking or traffic? A valet stand is a unique situation where parking is more of a fluid action than a static one, each visit to a facility will constitute four distinct trips, not the typical two. In this presentation we will explore the intricacies of creating, modeling, and operating valet locations and how their operations impact the surrounding roadways.
4:00 PM Giveaway - Conference Adjourns
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