November 16, 2012
H Street NE Performance Based Parking Set to Begin Next Week
DDOT Has Installed More Than 100 Smart Networked Meters Along H Street Corridor
Performance based parking works by adjusting the rates and/or the time restrictions on metered blocks while protecting the parking supply on surrounding residential and mixed used corridors through increased residential parking controls and enforcement.
WASHINGTON, DC – The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will begin performance based parking meter operations along the H Street, NE corridor beginning Monday, November 19, 2012. The H Street NE performance based parking zone is from 3rd Street NE to 15th Street/Benning Road, NE. Performance based parking works by adjusting the rates and/or the time restrictions on metered blocks while protecting the parking supply on surrounding residential and mixed used corridors through increased residential parking controls and enforcement.
This parking meter component of the program will cover approximately 400 metered spaces on H Street and adjacent side streets. As part of the rollout DDOT has changed out all old coin operated meters and installed more than 100 new smart networked meters that allow payment by credit/debit cards as well as coins. Motorists can also pay by phone.
- All meters along the H Street corridor will be in operation from 7 am to 10 pm, Monday through Saturday, with a two hour time limit from 7 am to 6:30 pm. (After 6:30 pm there are no time limits on any meters in the District that operate until 10 pm; however, patrons must continue to pay or are subject to a citation.)
- Meter rates will be $.75 per hour, from 7 am to 6:30 pm; and $2.00 per hour from 6:30 pm to 10 pm.
- All meters on the streets abutting the H Street corridor will have the same hours of operations; however, they will have a four hour time limit from 7 am to 6:30 pm.
- All meters will allow for pre-payment; therefore, if you park at 6:30 am and pay on the meter, the smart meter will not deduct time until operations begin at 7 am.
DDOT will convene a meeting within the first six (6) months of operation to discuss program operations and make adjustments as needed.
Please visit the DDOT website (ddot.dc.gov) for more information about Performance Based Parking.