As the national organization that facilitates professional development, networking and collaboration amongst Canadian parking professionals, the Canadian Parking Association encourages the use of social media and online information exchanges. You are invited to use The Interchange as an outreach to post your questions and insights and share knowledge with other parking professionals.

To view the most recent posts and add your comments, click on the links in the right column, select a specific sector from the top menu, or submit your question to Canadian Parking Association for posting.


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MEMBER POSTS

Our Campus does not receive the revenue from parking tickets our enforcement staff issue.  We contract with a 3rd party to provide ticket administration and...

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Have other municipalities put out an RFI or an RFP with regards to Parking infrastructure review? We’d like to find a consultant to review our entire...

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Simon Fraser University is currently contemplating an RFP for a Mobile Payments (pay by cell phone) provider. If you have already gone through the RFP process...

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PARKER ARTICLES

When it Comes to Accounting, It’s Time to Enter the 21st Century
By Ruth Beaman Technology is transforming parking. New equipment is constantly being introduced: access and revenue control equipment, apps for mobile devices, wayfinding technologies –...

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North American Precast Concrete Industry Issues Environmental Product Declarations
By Ariane Sabourin and Brian J. Hall In the context of environmental impact, the choice of construction products and building systems is significant, and is...

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Sustainability for Surface Parking
By Ellise Gasner Times are positively evolving and the focus on sustainability is being embraced by various industries worldwide. The Parking industry is fortunate that...

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Autonomous artificially intelligent robotic vehicles and the future of the parking industry
Parking lots are assets that serve as entrances to city areas and businesses, from commercial stores and plazas to industrial and government buildings. There are...

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Parking Lots: Making Operations Profitable by Optimizing Management
Too often, ancillary parking lots are under-appreciated assets, neglected by their owners and managers until a problem arises. Yet as we’ve learned in an article...

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Best Practices for Securing  Parking Facilities
By John Mosebar The parking industry is moving rapidly to contain costs, primarily by creating unstaffed facilities through the automation of ticketing and payment processes....

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Automated  Lighting  Controls:  A Data Driven  Business Case from Vancouver, BC
By Karim Abraham Automated lighting controls such as occupancy sensors present significant savings potential for parking facilities. However, quantifying potential savings and assessing the financial...

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A Parking Asset Management Plan Will Save You Money and Headaches
By Andrew Vidor There has been a lot of discussion in recent years about Canada’s “crumbling infrastructure.” City, provincial, and national decision-makers are facing hard...

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The Value of Parking
Many parking-related discussions are about parking fees and about costs of (building and maintaining) parking facilities.  The importance of parking is widely recognized, but car...

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Small Changes
Policy-makers are waking up to the fact that cyclists and pedestrians have to be protected if multi-modality is to be a success. As a result,...

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Enforcement Is Good Customer Service
Municipal parking managers have the challenging task of balancing the management of a scarce resource and providing service to a wide range of customers. The mindset...

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Embryonic Canadian mobile payments market gets code of conduct
Par Robin Arnfield Joe Oliver, Canada’s Finance Minister, announced on April 13 that the Code of Conduct for the Credit and Debit Card Industry in...

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A Different Look At Single Space Sensors
By Bill Smith PHOTO CAPTION: Image shows car above a sensor within the stall and with the signage and meter. This is in front of the Centre...

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Green Initiatives: Solar Power Generating Parking Garages
By David Watts If you drive past the Parking garage at the Ajax GO station, or the Erindale GO station, there is nothing visible that...

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