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DDOT Announces New Penn Quarter-Chinatown Parking Meter Rate Schedules

Thursday, November 2, 2017


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DDOT Announces New Penn Quarter-Chinatown Parking Meter Rate Schedules  

(Washington DC) -- Beginning Monday, November 6, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will implement a new parking meter rate schedule in the Penn Quarter and Chinatown neighborhoods. This is the fifth quarterly parking meter rate adjustment as part of a pilot project to improve parking availability through demand-based pricing.

The study area includes on-street parking spaces bounded by H Street NW, 3rd Street NW, E Street NW and 11th Street NW. The pilot aims to reduce the time needed to find parking, improve turnover of high-demand parking spaces, provide better parking information to motorists, and reduce congestion by adjusting prices based on observed demand for parking on a block-by-block basis.

Penn Quarter/Chinatown pricing adjustments will occur within the red boundary, between H Street NW, 3rd Street NW, E Street NW, and 11th Street NW.

Parking meter rates on individual block faces in this area will range from $1.00 to $5.50 per hour. As with the previous price adjustments, the rates on each block face will vary by time: weekday morning, weekday midday, weekday evening, and Saturday.

The table below provides a summary of the number of block faces that will have quarterly demand-based meter rate adjustments. Blocks identified for adjustments are shown in the figure below:

Blocks identified for parking meter rate adjustments.

The detailed parking adjustments will be available at parkdc.dc.gov. Travelers can also see pricing and real-time parking availability information using the parkDC or Voicepark mobile applications, available in the iTunes App Store for iOS and via Google Play for Android.


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