New Higher Parking Fees In DC

A new parking pay scale goes into effect today. It will now cost motorist more an hour to park in the Chinatown and Penn Quarter area’s.

Under a new plan created by city leaders to open up more parking spaces more often you could pay up to 7 dollars an hour. In fact, the Department of Transportations demand based pricing could have motorist paying between $1 to $7 dollars an hour.

The streets where this will apply are all in Northwest bounded by H Street, 3rd Street, E Street and 11th Street. This demand based pay scale will not change on Saturday.

Here are the three time periods when the new rates will change; Weekdays from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., again 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and then 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Sources say DDOT will make adjustments every 3 months and those changes will be posted on their website. This is a pilot parking project to improve the number of on street spaces for users. Officials plan to look at the outcomes and decide if this is something they should do through the city. If you have questions you can call DDOT at 202-671-2700.

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