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Stanford’s Cost Saving Lesson: Parking Doesn’t Pay

Stanford’s Cost Saving Lesson: Parking Doesn’t Pay

In the late 1990s, Stanford University found a way to trim the mounting costs of providing a high quality education: Pay university staff to leave their cars parked at home. Locally, Northwestern Michigan College recently unveiled a new master plan, which calls for an additional 244 parking spaces to accommodate an expanding technical education program and double the amount of student housing. Are there any lessons local college officials can learn from the California university?

College, Cars and BATA

College, Cars and BATA

With approximately 5,200 students enrolled at NMC, and with many commuting by car, some are exploring better ways to help alleviate the transportation burdens the spread-out region’s young people bear.

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