Getting What You Want from Your Parking RFP: SmartParking

SmartParking that’s Focused on Facility and Customer Outcomes


Wednesday, June 29, 2022
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
* Registration open until 6/29/22 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
* Registration open until 6/29/22 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
Category: Free Learning Labs (Virtual)

When it comes to selecting a parking operator—changes in the goals of RFPs—and how the RFPs themselves are written can have a significant impact on implementing new technologies and future-proofing your parking facility’s systems. Recently, a top-five U.S. airport conducted the RFP process to select a parking operator that was unique to the industry, and in this Learning Lab, we’re going to share how they did it, and how you can improve your process, too.

Join ABM’s Jeff Cushman, Director, National Programs, ABM Aviation and John Payne, CEO and Principal Analyst, Pueblo Technology Group, Inc., as they discuss exactly how improved RFP processes resulted in the implementation of the SmartParking concept, improved operator accountability and positioned the airport to seamlessly add new technology for years to come. 

Presenters: 

Jeff Cushman, Director, National Programs, ABM Aviation

Jeff Cushman has worked airport landside operations, both as a contractor and as an employee of an airport authority, since 1994. He currently serves as the Director, National Programs, for ABM Aviation, where he acts as the gatekeeper of new technology and provides operational consistency for the more than 30 airports that ABM supports across the U.S.


John Payne, CEO and Principal Analyst, Pueblo Technology Group, Inc.

John Payne is a seasoned business leader with over 20 years of experience in technology and information management. He is currently the CEO and principal consultant for Pueblo Technology Group, Inc., a management consulting firm that provides services to technology providers and the public-sector transportation industry (airports, aviation and Smart Cities). Pueblo has overseen, helped procure and program manage over $1B in in projects in the last 10 years. In addition to his business role, John is also an Airport Commissioner for PSP (Palm Springs Intl Airport).


Learning Lab Details: 

Attend our RFP-focused Learning Lab and you’ll drive away better prepared to get what you need from your proposals by knowing how to:

  • Centralize the procurement, installation, and management of an integrated parking system
  • Evaluate RFP responses equitably and efficiently
  • Ensure proposers include support for the future potential of the system, not just current state (such as scoping for future-forward facility enhancements like EV charging station installation and ongoing maintenance)
  • Focus on the outcomes of these facility enhancements
  • Make sure proposers provide the means for achieving these promised outcomes
  • Maintain control over the introduction of new technologies and your operational standards

With teams ready to help you accelerate and elevate your parking experience, ABM facility solutions foster driver satisfaction while optimizing operations, outcomes, cost efficiencies, revenue and profitability. Register today.

* Registration open until 6/29/22 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
* Registration open until 6/29/22 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

IPMI's Learning Labs are sponsored education sessions presented by supplier experts.  This session is brought to you by ABM

For More Information:

Rachel E. Yoka, CAPP

Rachel E. Yoka, CAPP

CAPP, LEED AP BD+C

Chief Strategy Officer , International Parking & Mobility Institute