SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Increased traffic was the topic of a discussion at Southern Maine Community College, Thursday night. According to SMCC's President, Ronald Cantor, enrollment at the college has tripled in just over 10 years. That's bringing more traffic to the area, affecting drivers and causing concens for pedestrians.
South Portland resident, Charles Baldwin, says "traffic on Broadway has pretty much ruined that side of the neighborhood for us."
So the city is assessing the problem through a study funded by the Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System.
"The study is called Traffic Demand Management and it's broader than merely looking at bus service, it's looking at the issue of parking on campus, what resources are available, what aren't," says Tom Myers, South Portland's Director of Transportation.
Myers says the study may take up to six months but SMCC is working on some short-term solutions like changing class times.