- TDM: Transportation Demand Management. They make parking more expensive, then use the money to fund buses.
- It costs at least $250 a year per parking spot, plus annual lot maintenance. Parking decals cost $10-$100 a year for students and faculty.
- College towns are those where a significant number of students live in the surrounding community, and where students make up more than a fifth of the population, among other things.
- Nobody thinks community colleges influence communities. Maybe except for the third of community colleges which are located in small rural towns, and form the epicenter of culture and education... and there are more community colleges than colleges. (There may be a even more "rural community college" towns than traditional college towns.)
- A lot of community colleges have dorms. They're not always just commuter schools. Why dorms? To attract more diversity, international students, and reduce transportation costs.
- On the other hand, if more students live on campus, and fewer live in towns, there is less "college town" interaction between college and town.
- community college students can travel up to 50 miles each way to class.
I'm horribly blocked: the idea that I've got to product a 40-page paper is making me choke. I'm trying to remind myself that I'm really just writing 6 5-page papers, and then just rehashing it all a couple more times for an intro and a conclusion. Ya, that'll work...