Accessible Parking & Placard Abuse
Education | On-Demand Webinar
Accessible parking challenges and disabled placard abuse are continuing challenges. While some federal standards exist, cities and states take a wide variety of approaches. For the first time, the issues are being considered on a national level by a broadly based united group. The IPMI-led Accessible Parking Coalition (APC) includes transportation officials, government agencies, advocacy groups, parking management and technology experts, veterans’ groups, civil rights advocates, and independent living movement members. Gain insights from APC research and resources, and learn how a number of municipalities and universities are addressing the issues successfully.
- Gain a comprehensive understanding of the challenges surrounding accessible parking problems and eliminating disabled placard/plate
- Learn how to tap into available resources offered by the Accessible Parking Coalition.
- Learn ways to successfully address the issues through innovative programs that are working for a number of municipalities and universities.
Gary Means, CAPP, holds a BA in broadcasting from Eastern Kentucky University and is executive director of the Lexington, Ky., Parking Authority. He is secretary of the IPMI Board of Directors. Locally, he serves on several downtown-oriented boards/committees including the YMCA, Downtown Lexington Management District, and the Downtown Lexington Partnership. Gary has worked in the parking industry for more than 22 years in both the public and private sectors.
Debbie Hoffman, CAPP, is director of transportations services at Texas A&M University. She serves on the board for the Center for Transportation Demand Management, as treasurer for the Red River Chapter of the Association of Commuter Transportation, and on IPMI’s Parking Matters committee. She holds a master of science degree from Texas A&M University. Her passion is bringing people together to develop creative, high-functioning solutions.