Washington, D.C. Tests New Ways To Pay For Parking

Washington, D.C. is trying to find ways to make it easier to pay for that parking space.

Over the next few months D.C.’s Department of Transportation will be testing different ways to pay for parking. In a few neighborhoods drivers will be able to pay using a smart phone; another program lets drivers use credit cards instead of coins.

One idea that could help drivers find a place to park is to put embedded sensors in spaces to tell if they’re occupied. John Lisle, with D.C.’s Department of Transportation, says the city will be reviewing the pilot programs and will develop long range plans based on user feedback.

DDOT is also currently testing solar-powered single space meters that take credit cards as well as coins.
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One Response to Washington, D.C. Tests New Ways To Pay For Parking

  1. pinhead says:

    Oh boy here go again more money. did you know those parking slips can be used at more then one place in the city. you know the ones with the dc flag. they have no location identifying them therefore if there is time left, you an use it at the next destination. lets see what loop hole comes out of this one

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