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DDOT Press Release: Parking Meter Rate Increase Scheduled for June 1

media advisory
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Media Contacts

Terry Owens — terry.owens

Michelle Phipps-Evans — michelle.phipps-evans

Parking Meter Rate Increase
Scheduled for June 1

Metered parking adjusts to $2.30 an hour in all zones

(Washington, DC) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is scheduled to implement adjusted parking meter rates as part of the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Support Clarification Temporary Amendment Act of 2015. The new rate structure was ordered by the Council of the District of Columbia last year, and establishes parking meter rates at $2.30 an hour for commercial and passenger vehicles citywide.

Approximately 14,850 parking meters across the District will be reprogrammed over the next several weeks. DDOT and the city’s pay-by-phone vendor will update software to accommodate the new rate structure, which takes effect June 1, 2016.

Following are the new rates:

Premium Demand Zones

$2.00 to $2.30 an hour

Normal Demand Zones

$.75 to $2.30 an hour

Commercial Loading Zones

$2.00 to $2.30 an hour

Commercial vehicle operators have the option of purchasing annual passes for $323, day passes at $25, or pay-by-cell for loading zone use. Information on the loading zone program can be found at www.godcgo.com/freight.

Motorcycle Parking

$0.25 an hour citywide

More information on parking meters can be found on DDOT’s website.

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The mission of the District of Columbia government’s Department of Transportation (DDOT) is to enhance the quality of life for District residents and visitors by ensuring that people, goods, and information move efficiently and safely with minimal adverse impact on residents and the environment. Follow us on Twitter; like us on Facebook and visit the website at www.ddot.dc.gov. Visit goDCgo.com for more information on transportation options in the District.

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