February 08, 2019


Peninsula Higher Education Center
Old Dominion University
600 Butler Farm Rd.  Suite 2200
Hampton, VA 23666

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Parking is a critical and often over-looked aspect of our transportation system.  Any glance at an aerial photo of an urban or suburban area in the US will show that parking consumes vast quantities of land.  Parking is also an enormous cost for individuals, businesses, cities, and other institutions.  There is no such thing as “free parking” of course:  every parking space is paid for in full by someone.  Parking is important from a professional point of view.  Many transportation engineers and planners have responsibilities for parking planning, design, and operation.  Parking is also a changing industry, with new concepts and technologies emerging to help those professionals.


The objective of this one-day course is to show transportation engineers and planners how to conduct a parking study.  This includes how to collect needed data, how to determine the parking demand for a parcel or an area, how to establish a price, and how to design the space.  The course will also present new concepts and technologies—in zoning regulations, tax policy, intelligent transportation systems, meters, and others—that will change the way parking is managed in the future.  The course will cover many areas from central business districts to residences, with an emphasis on smaller cities and new developments where most professional activity in Virginia is likely.


8:30 –  Introduction, importance, objective, and scope

9:15 –  Basic concepts

9:30 – Data collection

10:15 – Estimating parking demand

10:45 – The influence of transit and other modes

11:00 – Resolving supply and demand

11:15 – Determining the correct price

12:30 – The physical layout

1:30 – Environmental considerations

2:00 – New concepts and technologies

2:30 – Class problem

3:45 – Summary and discussion


Joseph E. Hummer

Joseph E. Hummer, PhD, PE, is the Staff Engineer in the Mobility and Safety Division of the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT).  Joe is one of the foremost authorities on unconventional intersection and interchange designs practicing today.  He began researching the designs in 1990, has published numerous articles about them, and has invented several new intersection and interchange designs.  His two-part series in the ITE Journal in 1998 helped spark interest in the area.  More recently, he was a co-author of the FHWA informational report on six of the most promising designs, he was the Principal Investigator of the FHWA research project investigating the effects of diverging diamond interchanges, and he was the primary author of the FHWA guidebook on superstreets.  Joe was a Professor at North Carolina State University and was Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Wayne State University before joining NCDOT in May 2016.

Who Should Attend

The course will be appropriate as a refresher for those who have done some parking studies, an introduction for those new to the area, and a look ahead for those expecting to do some work in this area in the future. No prior parking study experience is necessary.

Registration and Payment

The following registration fees cover the session, all course materials and meals:

Local Government: $75.00
State/Federal: $125.00
Private Industry: $300.00

Click here for UVA TTA's general registration information, cancellation policy, and refund policy. UVA TTA accepts the following credit cards: American Express, VISA, MasterCard, and Discover. Credit card information cannot be taken over the phone. Alternatively, after registering you can print out a voucher to send in with your payment. After you have completed the transaction you will receive an automatically generated email confirming registration and payment if applicable. Final confirmation and instructions will be sent out during the week prior to the class date.

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