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Night meter rules lifted in some areas

Just in time for the summer campaign season, the District has lifted new parking meter rules that required motorists to feed meters while trying to enjoying a night on the town.

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D), who proposed requiring the fees to generate revenue, has heard complaints on the campaign trail. He said in an earlier interview that he would revisit the issue.

On Friday, the D.C. Department of Transportation announced that many commercial areas would no longer require feeding the meters from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

However, "premium demand zones" will still be under the new rules. Watch out for tickets!

Here are the zones where the rules will remain in force:

Adams Morgan
Georgetown Historic District
Penn Quarter/Chinatown
U Street, NW Corridor
Downtown Central Business District
Maine and Water streets SW
The Mall
Wisconsin Avenue NW (from Van Ness Street to Western Avenue)

By Nikita Stewart  |  June 25, 2010; 6:21 PM ET
Categories:  City Finances , Mayor Fenty , Nikita Stewart  
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With 2 hour limits on the meter this will be a bonus for parking lots, especially in the Penn Quarter, unless you want to run out and feed the meter at during a Caps, Wizard games or maybe at intermission during a Bruce concert. Same for the movie crowd. I wonder how many campaign donations the parking lot owners are giving to the Mayor?

If the city needs the funds, try ticketing the folks using the bus/bike lane on 9th street of the delivery truck double parked every Tuesday and Friday next to Capitol City Brewery at 8:45 am.

Posted by: tianyisun | June 25, 2010 9:15 PM | Report abuse

The Mall!!! Right..get those tourists!! Wait till they contact their Congressmen. DC is headed for Congressional control again. This is nothing more that a highway stick-up by Totalitarian Mayor and DC government who hate their citizens.

Wait this the election....FENTY...DC COUNCIL...YOU'LL PAY and it won't be for meters.

Posted by: wjc1va | June 25, 2010 10:41 PM | Report abuse

This is ridiculous. You need a freakin' PhD now to understand parking meters/restrictions in DC. Fenty's got to go.

Posted by: UrbanDweller | June 26, 2010 9:50 AM | Report abuse

Punish the people who are spending money at restaurants and shops! Idiot Fenty. IDIOT!

Posted by: FiatBooks | June 26, 2010 6:44 PM | Report abuse

Let's talk about getting a refund from the broken meters! I am being robbed twice... the $25 ticket and the countless coins put in those outdated meters!

Posted by: whatsreallygoingon | June 26, 2010 7:43 PM | Report abuse

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