DSORBARA PARKING AND SYSTEMS CONSULTING SERVICES
PARKING DEMAND AND PARKING MANAGEMENT STRATEGY
My parking demand assessments emerge from a robust suite of tools I have developed, that help to present the details of the analysis in an understandable and useful way for my clients.
I direct and promote parking management strategy studies that embrace: specific short term measures that ensure the optimization of current operations; the definition of the goals of a public parking system; the location and amount of parking required; the type of parking facilities that are sustainable; parking management set-up options; the capital and operating costs and revenues of the program options; and a framework for developing and evaluating key performance indices of the parking system in achieving its objectives.
I also bring my seasoned advice to the development of contemporary Mission Statements for the management of public parking. Such consulting assignments assist in the expression of the purposes, philosophy, values that guide a public parking organization. The recommended structural changes serve to address the larger role of public parking within the transportation / mobility strategy of a municipality.
FEASIBILITY, PARKING ACCESS & REVENUE CONTROL SYSTEMS AND PARKING REVENUE OPTIMIZATION
I examine the market area associated with proposed parking facilities and develop a financial statement that best represents the parking activity over short/longer term planning horizons. The financial statement includes evidence based demand parameters and risk-analysis of market variables.
I conduct studies of cost and design evaluation of alternative parking control systems. Critical analysis of cost savings, return on investment derived from a change in the access and revenue control system have also emerged.
The financial assessment of alternate capital funding mechanisms, rate charges, operational strategies and phasing of development options are only a sample of the range of components that I evaluate on behalf of parking operators, municipalities and the development industry.
I review current systems of way-finding for both pedestrian and vehicular in and outside a parking facility and projects that manage the Request for Proposal/Quotation process – from assessment and recommendation of service delivery model, development of the RFP bid document, evaluation of the bids to the recommendation of the award.
COMPUTER BUSINESS ANALYSIS & SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
I provide business requirements analysis and development of computer software specific to the collection and analysis of parking activity data, Geographic Information System-based applications and data mining and exploration of patterns in parking space use and revenue performance.
Software engineering efforts follow a Structured Analysis Approach that ensures the creation of maintainable, portable and re-useable software components.
Domenic Sorbara of DSorbara Parking and Systems Consulting has established his firm as go-to for clients looking for superior solutions and innovative ideas, with over 40 years’ experience to back it up. Mr. Sorbara is in demand worldwide from Vancouver to Dubai for assessing the demand for and financial return of parking facilities, developing sustainable and palatable parking strategy plans, evaluating and implementing parking access and revenue control systems (PARCS), and developing computer applications specific to parking activity analysis.
Mr. Sorbara is a sought-after consultant. He has advised city councils on pros and cons of free versus pay parking on municipal commercial streets, and on the impact on parking demand and supply of a change to the parking time restriction. He has also given many presentations on the role of a well-managed public parking system in the economic life of the downtown or commercial area to Business Improvement Associations.
Mr. Sorbara advances the industry and has had his research on Use of Parking Guidance technology, and a Canada-wide parking rate review published in the Canadian Parking Association’s journal The Parker. He was on the founding committee of the World Parking Symposium in Banff, Alberta and speaks at conferences. As a member since its inception in 1984, Mr. Sorbara will present at the Canadian Parking Association conference, and at the International Parking and Mobility Institute (IPMI) in 2020 on the topic of the use of real-time technology to analyze and interpret parking activity data.
Domenic Sorbara has been recognized for his outstanding contribution to the
advancement of knowledge in the parking industry by the Canadian Parking Association
with the Ed Keate Award (first recipient).
PRESENTER: CANADIAN PARKING ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE