So my audio story is posted! Thank Goodness! That was probably one of the most stressful stories I have dont so far.
For my audio story I decided to interview a representative from Towson's Parking and Transportation Services and also interview a frustrated commuter. Sheila Tilghman and Kenny West gave me a lot of information about what was going on with the parking at the University. They told me that the Pay-To-Park meters along Cross Campus Drive were actually installed by Baltimore County, the money does not go to Towson. They will be building a garage on the same parking lot as West Village and it will be the same size as Towsontown Garage. Tilghman and West both think that students have unrealistic expectations about parking. They stressed that there are plenty of parking spaces for students and sometimes they may have to park at the Towson Center.
I talked to Kelly Resciniti, a senior at Towson, who has a 45 min. commute to campus everyday. Since her classes start at 10:30, she has to go to the Towson Center everyday for parking. She thinks that Towson should cater more to commuters and make residents who have cars park further away somewhere else.
Go listen to my story at http://tiger.towson.edu/~aowens3/pages/audio.html
My feature story entitled, Got A Space, talks about two commuter students different perspectives on parking and also how to find a parking space on campus. One student, Misha Bazemore, says she doesn't have a problem with finding parking because her classes are so early. But, another Towson commuter student, Ashley Wilder, thinks parking is an "unnecessary hassle" and she doesn't want early classes because she isn't a morning person.
The reality is if you have a class after 9:30 a.m., then you should just drive straight to the Towson Center. Sure you can circle around the garage, wasting time and gas, and try to find a spot, and you may even luck up, but your best bet is to go to the Towson Center and wait for the shuttles.