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The information presented in this guidebook is current as of April 2009. Given the rapidly evolving nature of parking strategies and technologies, it is inevitable that following completion of this guide there will be newly introduced strategies and technologies as well as changes in cap- ital costs and O&M costs associated with the strategies and technologies that are documented in this guidebook. The following list summarizes potential sources of updated or additional infor- mation on strategies and technologies described in the guidebook or information specific to a particular application of a strategy or technology at an airport. Industry Publications The literature review conducted as part of this research included numerous periodicals and other industry publications that frequently provide articles on airport parking issues. These pub- lications, which are typically published monthly, include the following: â¢ Parking (published by the National Parking Association), â¢ Parking Professional (published by the International Parking Institute), â¢ Parking Today, and â¢ Airport Retail News. Other publications may occasionally contain parking-related articles, but these four are exclu- sively dedicated to parking or to airport revenue issues. Airport Staff Airport staff members were a vital resource during the research for this project. To supple- ment the information presented in this guidebook it is suggested that airport staff who may be evaluating potential parking strategies or technologies contact the staff of the airports that have already implemented these strategies or encountered similar challenges. In Chapter 4 of this guidebook, the description of each parking strategy or technology includes a list of airports that had implemented that strategy or technology at the time that this guidebook was written. Some airports have one or more staff dedicated solely to managing the airportâs parking oper- ations (or overseeing a management company or concessionaire that is responsible for the day- to-day operations). At other airports, responsibility for the parking operation may be combined with other responsibilities, such as concessions, properties, or operations. Contact information for airport parking staff is often contained in directories published by one or more of the publi- cations listed above or may be available through individual airport websites and switchboards. 156 A P P E N D I X C Suggested Sources for Further Information
Airport Websites Individual airport websites typically provide information on the locations and types of park- ing products offered, parking rates, accepted forms of payment, and other helpful information. Some airports also provide space availability information on their websites, as well as other infor- mation that may be useful for parking customers. Equipment Vendors Parking equipment vendors and manufacturers, including those interviewed during this research effort, are able to provide current information about their products and their applica- tions. Some vendors have recommended that, prior to issuing a request for bids or proposals, airports considering certain parking technologies issue a formal Request for Information (RFI), whereby the airport asks vendors to suggest potential solutions and describe how their product or mix of products may be able to address the airportâs issues. Industry Conferences and Tradeshows Parking industry groups, such as the International Parking Institute and the National Park- ing Association, sponsor annual conferences that typically have sessions related to airport park- ing. These conferences are also attended by vendors of products related to all aspects of a parking operation. Other conferences and tradeshows include those sponsored by international, regional, or local parking associations. Other Parking Professionals In addition to airport staff, equipment vendors, and parking industry groups, there are park- ing management companies and consultants with extensive expertise in both airport and non- airport parking. These companies and consultants can be found in the directories and industry publications described here, as well as through Internet searches. Suggested Sources for Further Information 157