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DDOT Prepares to Commence Red Top Meter Enforcement

Friday, April 7, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contacts

Terry Owens — (202) 763-8635, [email protected]
Maura Danehey – (202) 306-1668, [email protected]

(Washington, DC) - The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is preparing to fully commence its Red Top Meter Program on May 8.

The Red Top Meter Program is a parking program for the exclusive use of persons with disabilities with qualified placards or license plates. Red Top Meters are parking meters with distinctive red tops that are reserved in the Central Business District (CBD).

There are about 350 Red Top metered on-street parking spaces in the CBD. Red Top Meter users must pay for the reserved spaces, but the meters allow additional time to park (up to 4 hours). Enforcement of violations at Red Top Meters will begin Monday, May 8, 2017.

Before the Program enforcement takes effect, DDOT will conduct a Public Information Session, open to all interested.

When: April 20, 2017 (7:30 pm)

Where: Old Council Chambers (First Floor, 441 4th Street NW)

Public engagement will continue even after the full program commences May 8.

Meter users can either pay with coin or credit card at the meter, or with Parkmobile, the District’s pay-by-phone service. Outside the CBD (areas south of Massachusetts Avenue, east of 23rd Street NW, west of 2nd Street NE and north of D Street SW), metered parking for persons with disabilities with placard and license plate holders requires no payment.
The program's goal is to help increase the availability and accessibility of on-street metered parking in the District for persons with disabilities. To learn more, visit http://www.parkdc.com/.

The mission of the District 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.

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