Metro this morning announced that they are piloting a new parking availability program for 32 metered parking spaces and 4 ADA parking spaces at the Fort Totten Metro. The system will allow people to check the availability of the parking spaces there from a web browser or Android or iOS device using the Parker app.
The spaces use pavement sensors and parking meter sensors to determine if spaces are available or taken.
Currently, those 32 spaces are the only spaces in DC that are being monitored by Parker, so it’s a bit of a unitasker at the moment. If you frequently park at Fort Totten, though, it might just be awesome. Hopefully Metro will be able to expand their usage of this program going forward, and perhaps DDOT could help create this for zones throughout the city.
The question I have is whether this is even remotely accurate
I’m guess yes it is. The pavement sensors and meter sensors are pretty solid.