WSU making drastic parking changes

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Washington State transportation services blocking off section of the road for an event.

The Washington State University transportation services are proposing a new change to the current style of parking. In the eyes of the transportation service this new proposal will change the current zones on campus as well as implement improvements overall. Currently the transportation center is requesting feedback from students and community members as well about the proposed changes, this will be ongoing until February 13th according to the Daily Evergreen.

I personally like the fact that not only is the transportation services proposing changes to the current parking situation, but the fact that they want community and student participation in surveys is outstanding work. I myself have had many issues with the current parking situation. Many people do not know or understand the different parking zones and rules that are specific for that zone, also when sporting events are held in which alumni and community members attend it just makes parking a huge disaster.

If and when the parking proposal is approved the transportation service plans on adding one hundred additional parking spots, to help with the rise of parking permits that students need. This is estimated to cost around one million dollars, which will be payed from the funds of parking tickets and fees. Also there are three zones that the transportation services are thinking about changing. This will be implemented if approved by the fall semester of 2017.

This current event relates to sport management because sport managers in the different departments such as marketing, event operations, ticket sales, and even parking will need to understand the new parking structure in order to provide a good experience for fans so they will want to return, also to clear up confusion before hand so when the event does come up it runs smoothly as possible.

I personally hope that this new proposal will help reduce the confusion and the number of parking tickets issued on campus, and that this proposal benefits everyone here at Washington State University.

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