WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Cellphone Can Now Pay Parking Meters In Bethesda

Play associated audio
Drivers can pay old D.C. parking tickets without any penalties for the next six months.
Drivers can pay old D.C. parking tickets without any penalties for the next six months.

Steve Nash is with the county's Department of Transportation. He says the first meters that can be paid for via cellphone are in Bethesda.

"Every single meter has a little decal that identifies what that unique meter number is and the phone number to call," Nash says.

He adds that text messages are sent when you have just five minutes left on the meter, at which point you can add more time.

By the summer, similar meters will be installed in Silver Spring, North Bethesda, Wheaton and Montgomery Hills.


'Theeb' Looks At Middle East History Through The Eyes Of A Bedouin Boy

The Oscar-nominated film is set in 1916 Saudi Arabia, a pivotal time in the region. Director Naji Abu Nowar says he wanted to explore "how strange and surreal it must have been" for the Bedouins.

Beer And Snack Pairings: A Super Bowl Game Everyone Can Win

Which beer goes with guacamole? How can a brew complement spicy wings? Two craft beer experts share their favorite pairings and help us take our Super Bowl snack game to the next level.

#MemeOfTheWeek: Bernie Or Hillary. Sexist or Nah?

A series of fake campaign posters locking Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton was just supposed to be funny, said the meme's creator. Except a lot of people thought it was sexist.

Twitter Says It Has Shut Down 125,000 Terrorism-Related Accounts

The announcement comes just weeks after a woman sued Twitter, saying the platform knowingly let ISIS use the network "to spread propaganda, raise money and attract recruits."

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.