There once was a time when parking was free on the street — even if it was metered. That time comes to a close as the new year approaches. You can thank DDOT for that one.
Drivers are required to feed their Saturday parking meters starting Jan. 2 despite any disdain they might feel toward the subject.
WaPo says that this isn’t the only change facing DC drivers when it comes to street parking in 2010. DC is planning to finalize a premium parking program that would hike meter costs to $2 an hour while a couple thousand meters will charge 75 cents per hour.
Is there any positive here? Sunday parking is still free. I’d have to say that in this case — something is better than nothing.