Sunday, March 11, 2012
The parking lot for the boathouse has become a secret oasis for free (illegal) commuter parking.
Commuters are using the metered Thompson Boat Center parking lot, just off of Virginia Avenue, as their daily, free parking spot. Considering the cost of most paid lots nearby, the risk of a $25 ticket seems worth it. Thursday, an annoyed whistleblower wrote an email to DC Watch, complaining about the cars taking up space on National Park Service property all day, without paying the meters and without penalty. "On any given week day, most of these spaces are occupied from nine to five by office workers from nearby offices. No money is paid into the meters. All meters read as expired the entire day," this do-gooder complained to DCWatch's The Mail. WTOP looked into the situation and found this person's gripe was well-founded. "The dirty …
Monday, October 3, 2011
Now you can see images of your parking violations and the resulting ticket online.
Monday, October 3, 2011
Below is a full unedited press release from the DC Department of Public Works: The DC Department of Public Works announced today that motorists who receive a parking ticket issued by DPW may go to www.dpw.dc.gov then click on TICPIX to see images of the violation and resulting ticket. The images will be posted 72 hours after a ticket is issued, but not all violations will have associated images.* “DPW issued 1.5 million parking tickets in FY 2010 (October 1, 2009-September 30, 2010),” said DPW Director William O. Howland, Jr. “By posting these images, we are giving motorists a picture of the violation that led to a ticket.” Director Howland added that DPW parking tickets refer motorists to the Web site to see the images, and the …
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Department of Motor Vehicles hopes to collect more than $6 million from program
Have an old parking ticket sitting shamefully in the glove compartment of your car? Beginning August 1, 2011 you can pay that ticket at its face value- no late fees. The temporary ticket amnesty program applies to all open parking tickets, citations for moving violations and photo-enforcement tickets issued before January 1, 2010. The program runs through January 27, 2012. There are more than 4 million outstanding tickets, totalling $245.7 million in fees, that qualify for amnesty. According to the press release from the Mayor's office drivers in Maryland owe the most to the District in unpaid tickets among all local jurisdictions. "Of the open fines, totaling $245.7 million, 37.6 percent are Maryland drivers, 22.7 percent are Virginia …
Friday, April 22, 2011
Neighbors to the north have had a confusing few days when it comes to parking passes.
Imagine that you do your due diligence, you give a visitor parking pass to a friend or nanny who parks on your street. The green pass clearly states that it does not expire until July. Just the same, your friend or nanny is written a ticket. This is the problem neighbors to Georgetown's north in Glover Park have been experiencing. How did this all happen? In 2009, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) issued Visitor Parking Passes as part of a pilot program. Those brown and white passes expired in the summer of 2010. The program became permanent and residents received new green and white passes that expire July 31, 2011. Those passes are now receiving tickets. Why? According to Councilmember Cheh's office, the green passes were …
Friday, February 11, 2011
Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3B for Glover Park met with District officials Thursday about addressing residential parking concerns.
Residential parking is painfully limited in Glover Park in the evenings, often leaving neighbors to either park far from home and walk in the dark or to accept hundreds of dollars in tickets for parking illegally. The Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC3B) and neighbors met with representatives from the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and Department of Public Works (DPW) to discuss options to alleviate some of the painful parking limitations. Several items discussed during the meeting also have implications for Georgetown, especially Burleith. Residential Parking Permits The ANC asked DDOT representative, Damon Harvey, questions about adding more Residential Parking Permit (RPP) zones and extending the hours for restrictions…