DDOT wants your opinion on Visitor Parking Passes (& meters are getting more expensive)

DDOT sent out an email today to residents across the city, asking for opinions on the Visitor Parking Pass program. If you want to share your thoughts, now is the time. (If you haven't registered for a VPP yet, read this article: How to register for a visitor parking pass for 2016.) 

DDOT also sent out a press release stating that parking meter rates were going up effective June 1st. See both messages below:

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is evaluating the annual Visitor Parking Pass (VPP) program. As a resident of the District, and a VPP user, your input is extremely valuable in steering the direction and future of the VPP program. 

The goal of this survey is to gather your input on your VPP experience in order to tailor the VPP program to meet user needs.  

Please take a few moments to fill in the following anonymous VPP Survey. The survey will be open through June 3, 2016.

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

Drew Schneider

Local DC blogger in Petworth, Washington DC.

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