Innovations at the Curb
Cities are continually testing and piloting new technologies to more actively and dynamically manage the curb. These innovations are driven by an ever shifting demand profile at the curb along with a renewed emphasis on equity, sustainability, and access. Listen to the likes of Miami, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, and Columbus on how they are moving the industry forward with these innovative curb management solutions.
Robert Ferrin, CAPP, Parking & Mobility Practice Leader, Kimley-Horn
Robert Ferrin, CAPP, recently joined the Kimley-Horn team to help lead their Parking & Mobility practice nationally. Robert most recently led the award winning Parking Services team in Columbus, OH and has held various parking leadership roles with the City and County of Denver and City of Aurora, CO. Robert serves on the IPMI board and is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he earned a Bachelor and Master of Geography degrees.
Alejandra “Alex” Argudin, CAPP, CEO, Miami Parking Authority
Alejandra “Alex” Argudin was appointed chief executive officer (CEO) of the Miami Parking Authority (MPA) on March 4, 2020. The first woman to occupy the role, Argudin has been with the Authority for 15 years. Prior to her appointment as CEO, she held the position of chief operations officer (COO) for nine years. As COO, she led the parking enforcement, operations and customer service departments. In that capacity, Alex supervised a staff of over 130 and managed a budget of approximately $40M. In 2006, while working for the city of Miami, she was hired by the MPA as director of planning and development, where she spearheaded the reconstruction of the award-winning Courthouse garage in downtown Miami. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the International Parking and Mobility Institute, where she serves as Treasurer.
Dillon Fried, CAPP, City of Minneapolis
Dillon manages the on-street parking systems for the City of Minneapolis. The rapidly developing and parking minimum-free environment in Minneapolis creates exciting challenges and opportunities for managing curb space throughout the city. Dillon stays busy working to expand traditional parking management to new neighborhoods while also embracing to emerging trends in the parking industry.
Brandy Stanley, CAPP, Parking Services Manager, City of Las Vegas
Brandy Stanley serves as the parking services manager for the city of Las Vegas. In this role, she oversees all aspects of the city’s parking system including the operation of parking meters, enforcement, collections, off-street facility management and contract negotiations. She is also responsible for technology evaluation and implementation, supporting new development with parking expertise, facilitating parking for special events, recommending policy and setting the direction and mission for how the parking system can best support the city’s economic development goals. Stanley has been with the city of Las Vegas since June 2011, and has gained extensive experience in the parking industry across the country during her 29-year career.