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Details about ParkDC—Washington, D.C.'s Performance Parking Program

As the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) quickly approaches the May target for the launch of ParkDC, Greater Greater Washington takes a closer look at what the performance parking program will entail.
April 15, 2015, 5am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"In May, DDOT will launch its most robust performance parking experiment to date," reports Michael Perkins. "The program, called ParkDC, will significantly change how people park in Gallery Place: the cost to park a car on some of downtown's most in-demand blocks will rise or drop according to demand."

The ParkDC program was first announced in December, but remained mostly conceptual. Perkins, however, provides a lot more detail about how the program will work. Perkins also claims that ParkDC should improve over DDOT's initial attempts to pilot similar programs on Capitol Hill, Hill Street, and Columbia Heights. The difference this time, according to Perkins, are the "real-time cameras and occupancy sensors, along with a pre-announced schedule, [that] make the program smarter and more responsive."

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Published on Monday, April 13, 2015 in Greater Greater Washington
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