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All of the District's parking meters will eventually be able to be paid by cell phone. The city will start expanding the service in June.
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All of the District's parking meters will eventually be able to be paid by cell phone. The city will start expanding the service in June.

The D.C. Department of Transportation's new pay program -- run by Parkmobile -- begins in June and will allow commuters to pay all street meters through a mobile application, the web, or by phone. Payment transactions show up in real time on the handheld devices that are used by Parking Enforcement Officers.

Drivers who use the service will also receive a text 15 minutes before their parking sessions expire.

Parkmobile already provides pay by phone services in Foggy Bottom, Georgetown Hospital, and Ballpark areas but will begin adding new locations in June. District drivers can sign up for the new service on Parkmobile's website -- and then download a pay-by-phone mobile app.

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