Who We Are
The Pacific Intermountain Parking & Transportation Association (PIPTA) was founded by a group of professionals who saw value in a regional organization designed to provide those involved in parking and transportation programs with an open forum to discuss common challenges, share information, and remain abreast of industry best practices.
Our Professionals Work With:
Colleges and Universities
Consultants and Manufacturers of related products and services
Owner-Operated Public Parking
Provide for the growth and development of people and organizations involved in parking and transportation in the membership states with a vision to be a recognized leader in advancing solutions that optimize access and mobility in the communities it serves.
Serving parking and transportation professionals since 2005
PIPTA originated as a nonprofit organization in 2005 and was then called the Northwest Parking Association (NWPA). It was founded by a group of professionals who saw value in a regional organization designed to provide parking and transportation colleagues a forum to discuss common challenges, share information, and keep abreast of best practices. Founding members included Steve Cordon, Jared Everett, Judith Gray, Michael Jacobs, Casey Jones, Ruth Lane, Kevin Kinney, John Shaheen, Rand Stramm, and Angela Timmen. Casey Jones from University of Colorado at Boulder served as the first Board President.
NWPA held its inaugural conference in Vancouver, WA between July 30 and August 1, 2006. By the time the third annual conference was held in Boise in 2008, NWPA was already going strong with 120 attendees and proving attractive to professionals across the west. Consequently, when the fourth annual conference rolled out between July 26-28, 2009 in Tacoma the organization had changed its name to Pacific Intermountain Parking and Transportation Association (PIPTA) to reflect its broader geographical reach into the mountain west states and to include transportation as well as parking. Celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2015 the PIPTA conference had grown to 27 educational sessions, including a Green Garage certification workshop in partnership with the International Parking Institute.
PIPTA is still growing strong today and has not wavered from its core mission: to provide for the growth and development of people and organizations involved in parking and transportation.