David Allen has been a stalwart member of the institutional parking community for the past 27 years. For more than 20 of those years, he has directed one of the largest and most innovative university parking and transportation operations in the country at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is responsible for the management of five parking garages totaling 5,465 parking spaces, 29 visitor pay stations, and 34 parking lots totaling more than 19,000 parking spaces for a campus community of more than 50,000. He is responsible for the transparent fiscal accountability of a $25 million annual budget and a $125 million infrastructure. Using the T2 Flex operation system, his operation issues more than 25,000 parking permits and approximately $2.5 million in parking violations. He is also responsible for managing a transit system that consists of 55 buses and over 2.6 million rides annually.
Additionally, David has served as president of the Middle Atlantic Parking Association and on the board of advisors of the International Parking Institute. He has also brought his expertise to several institutions by way of his consulting efforts. Mr. Allen has extensive experience constructing facilities master plans working in concert with the university’s strategic plan and is a key member of the University of Maryland Climate Action Plan Committee. He has developed both parking and transit strategies which have significantly reduced the number of commuters on the University of Maryland campus and increased bus ridership by over 100 percent in the past five years.
David is committed to the development of student employees. In 2010, his department was voted by the student body as the best place to work on campus, and in 2004, the department was chosen by the university career center as the best student employment model. His department employees over 100 students with varying job titles and increasing levels of responsibility.