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CMA News - 2009

November 2009 - 2nd Middle East Parking Symposium
Barbara Chance gave the opening presentation about On-Street Parking at the Symposium held in Abu Dhabi from 9-11 November. The conference was attended by individuals from around the world, and topics included the new Department of Transport in Abu Dhabi, design issues, auditing, automated parking solutions, technology advances, and a wide variety of parking services.

Download the presentation here (PDF) (1.5 mb)

September 2009 - Bienvenue! Venir au Quebec! The Canadian Parking Association is meeting in Quebec City on 27-30 September 2009. Barbara Chance will travel to this “world heritage treasure” to explore automated parking with the Association membership.

Download the presentation here (PDF) (2.9 mb)

August 2009 - As part of the team selected by the General Services Administration, CHANCE Management will be working on the planning and delivery of the new United States Coast Guard complex outside Washington, DC.

July 2009 -CHANCE Management attended and exhibited at the Society of College and University Planning (SCUP) in Portland, OR. Despite the difficult economic times for many institutions of higher education, attendance at the conference was good and the activity in the Idea Marketplace was high.

July 2009 - The University of Rochester held the Meeting of the Parking Minds VI, with the topic “Survival in the Tight Economy”. Great presentations were given by University and private sector individuals, including one by a University of Rochester student who described a student project to bring biodiesel fuel manufacuring to the UR campus. Barbara Chance contributed to the conference, offering the seminar “Dollars and Sense in Tough Economic Times”.

Professor puts landscape architecture skills to work for UConn campus.
Read about CMA's work on the Access Management Plan for UConn's Storrs Campus.

Read the article here.

April 2009 - Barbara Chance presents tips for developing a Request for Proposals at Texas Parking Association conference.
Barbara Chance delivered a presentation titled "Request for Proposal or Routinely Fairly Pathetic?" at the 2009 Texas Parking Association conference. Follow the links below to download the presentation and the accompanying one-page handout.

Download the presentation here (PDF) (1.2 mb)
Downlad the handout here (PDF)

March 2009 - CMA and Princeton University present at the Mid-Atlantic SCUP Conference in Long Branch, New Jersey.
Barbara Chance and Scott Spencer from CMA, along with Kim Jackson, Director of Parking and Transportation Services at Princeton University presented "Park and Go Green on a University Campus" featuring the revamped Princeton Tiger Transit system.

Download the presentation here (PDF) (1.9 mb)

March 2009 - CMA has been awarded a contract to perform a Transit System Evaluation by the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.
CMA will identify how to efficiently provide services to the campus community, how to determine the priority services to be maintained in an era of declining resources and increasing costs, and develop solutions for implementation of improved transit routes and stops.

March 2009 - CMA Selected to Perform Transportation Consulting Services for Georgia Southern University.
CMA will perform a study of the University’s existing campus shuttle bus service to develop solutions and recommendations to improve service efficiency and reliability, specify new bus equipment, and increase ridership. A key issue is whether to continue the use of CNG vehicles.

January 2009 - Princeton University has launced a new campus transit system (link)
CMA worked on the transit initiative during the Campus Master Plan process and then helped to implement the new service through route analysis, budget development, and assistance with the RFP and evaluation of service providers.


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