International Parking & Mobility Institute



From the Editor

In This Issue

Melissa Rysak, editor
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There is a lot of talk about peanut butter and jelly in this issue.

Well, more specifically, Planning, Design, and Construction (PDC) Committee Co-Chair and Board of Directors member Richard Easley, CAPP, talks about the peanut butter, the jelly, and the bread in his Board Perspective column. Then, Jon Forster, CAPP, NCI, talks about peanut butter sandwiches in his column on communication.

Now, don’t get me wrong—I love a good PB&J. But it seems like a lot of discussion about peanut butter for a parking, transportation, and mobility magazine.

But that, my friends, is what I love about this industry and this community. Parking and mobility are real life—real-life challenges and real-life solutions, put into frames of reference that we all can understand. Richard tells us how planning, design, and construction are all important on their own, but when we get them working in sync and serving as symbiotic components of a parking and mobility project, magic happens. It’s like combining the three ingredients in a PB&J. Each is great on its own but more potent when combined.

John talks about how miscommunication robbed him of an outstanding dinner and left him with a disappointing peanut butter sandwich instead. Again: real life. Parking & Mobility magazine provides real applications of knowledge that you can read here and apply immediately to improve your work, organization, and overall quality of life.

That is what you get from our parking and mobility community.

That is what you get from the thought leaders that we bring you every month.

That is the IPMI difference. The IPMI way.

This issue has been curated for you by the IPMI Planning, Design, & Construction Committee members. From an amazing new garage in Lancaster, PA, to the importance of properly planning for your facility’s technology upgrades, we run the gamut of content on planning, design, and construction concerns. Prepare to learn.

We are so grateful to you for being a part of our community, and we look to you all to continue to provide outstanding ideas to inspire your parking and mobility tribe. Perhaps most of all, we are grateful to be able to share your stories, lessons, and lives.

And, for now, I think I am in the mood for a good, old-fashioned PB&J.

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Melissa Rysak, CPSM, is the Director of Communications & Member Engagement for IPMI and the editor of Parking & Mobility magazine.