Washington, DC Parking Meters – Price Increase!

Thanks to Ben Franklin, we know that “‘In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”…oh, and parking meter fee increases. It’s that time again in Washington, D.C. As of January 19th, expect ALL of the meters to reflect the updated rates. Here’s the dirt:

1. For most of the parking meters in the city (14,749 actually), the new rates will be $2/hour.

Adams Morgan, Georgetown, U-Street Corridor, Chinatown, Downtown Business Center/Commercial district, Maine Ave and  Water St SW, National Mall, Van Ness, and near most of the metro stations

2. Parking meters are now effective Monday – SATURDAY, from 7am to 10pm

The remaining 2,408 meters throughout the city will stay at the current rate of $0.75/hour.

*Some tips from the Washington Post:

1. If you see a meter has been updated, but the sign has not, or vice versa – go by the sign.

2. Keep quarters handy! 1 hour= $2 = 8 quarters