Contact (Media Only): Erik Linden (202) 671-2004; Karyn LeBlanc (202) 671-3490
(Washington, DC) Michelle L. Pourciau, Acting Director of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), joined by DC Council and community leaders, on Monday will celebrate the arrival of new high-tech “multi-space” parking meters in the District. DDOT last week replaced 168 single-spaced meters with 21 multi-space meters along 18th Street and Columbia Road in Northwest.
The new solar-powered meters installed by DDOT manage multiple parking spaces within a single block. Parking patrons purchase time with either a credit or debit card or US coins at the meter. Then, the machine issues a receipt to be placed on the passenger side of the dashboard. The meters allow more vehicles to park at the curb and reduce sidewalk clutter, thereby providing more space for pedestrians. The meters are more vandal-resistant than standard meters and offer real-time feedback to DDOT should any problems occur.
||Michelle L. Pourciau, Acting Director, District Department of Transportation (DDOT)|
Jim Graham, Councilmember, Ward 1
Josh Gibson, Executive Director, Adams Morgan Partnership Business Improvement District
Lisa Duperier, President, Adams Morgan Main Street Group
||Launch of New High-Tech Multi-Space Parking Meters in Adams Morgan|
||Monday, September 11, 2006, Noon|
||2421 18th Street, NW|
(On sidewalk adjacent to new multi-space meter)