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NPA and ITE Collaborating on Update to Key Parking Analysis Tools

Friday, February 23, 2018  
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Ushers in the next generation of best parking practices

Washington, DC (February 23, 2018) — The National Parking Association (NPA) and the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work together on the development of NPA's Shared Parking and ITE’s Parking Generation Manual. These tools were last updated in 2009 and 2010, respectively.

NPA and ITE are developing these products in coordination to ensure consistency and ease of use for practitioners. Harnessing the collective experience of both organizations, the goal is to publish definitive parking guides that will usher in the next generation of best parking practices.

Shared Parking, 3rd Edition will provide a perspective on case studies and real usage of parking assets. NPA, the Urban Land Institute, and the International Council of Shopping Centers are collaborating to bring current, real-world data and examples of shared parking uses of parking assets that will provide insight into the future of parking through print and online content.

Parking Generation Manual is expected to follow the lead of the modernized, updated, and expanded Trip Generation Manual, 10th Edition. The analyses in Parking Generation will differentiate the levels of parking demand observed at rural, general urban/suburban, dense multi-use urban, and center city-core sites.

Parking Generation will be available in hard-copy, electronic, and cloud-based formats to cater to the format that works best for users. ITE also intends to produce a web-based app (ITEParkGen) that enables a user to produce parking generation data plots and statistics for the complete database as well as filtering by year and location.

"NPA is pleased to work alongside ITE to update these resources with current data reflecting today's transportation environment in a fact-based approach to analysis and planning. Shared Parking explores the transportation dynamic in the form of facilities, usage, and trends that will impact ratios, revenue, and asset performance," said Christine Banning, NPA's president.

"ITE is excited to be working with the National Parking Association to update these essential industry resources. With the combined expertise of both our organizations, we expect to produce two very dynamic and forward-thinking analysis tools for the transportation industry," said Jeffrey F. Paniati, ITE’s executive director and CEO.

A joint call for data is expected to be issued in early Spring 2018 with a target of delivering the two products by early 2019.


About NPA
The National Parking Association is the nation's leading parking trade group. Our mission is to serve as the market leader in parking industry research, education, and programs that advance the industry and its professionals. We support advancing the interests of the private and public sector in parking technology, sustainable mobility, certification, advocacy, research, and education. Founded in 1951, NPA has more than 2,500 members and represents all facets of the parking industry. Learn more at

About ITE
Founded in 1930, ITE is a community of transportation professionals including, transportation engineers, transportation planners, consultants, educators, technologists, and researchers. Through meetings, seminars, publications, and a network of more than 15,000 members working in more than 90 countries, ITE is the source for expertise, knowledge, and ideas. Learn more at

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