WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Parking Rate Increase Coming To Montgomery County

Play associated audio
Parking rates are going up in Montgomery County, starting July 1 in Bethesda.
Parking rates are going up in Montgomery County, starting July 1 in Bethesda.

Council members in Montgomery County will officially pass a budget that will have many implications for county residents, including commuters.

Parking rates at parking meters will be rising by 10 cents per hour in both Bethesda and Silver Spring. The plan also raises the cost of a monthly parking pass in a municipal garage in Bethesda from $120 to $140, and in Silver Spring from $95 to $113. The hike goes into effect in Bethesda on July 1 of this year, and on January 1, 2011 in Silver Spring.

Council members rejected a plan to charge for parking on Saturdays in Bethesda.

As for Ride On bus users, monthly passes will increase by $10 starting in July.

In a benefit to commuters, however, a program that allows students under the age of 18 to ride the bus for free was restored, after being cut last year. Students can take advantage of the program on both Ride On and Metro buses from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays.


WATCH: Obama Reads 'Mean Tweets' — Including One From Trump

President Obama returned to ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday. He took 140-character admonishments for his dancing, his alleged condiment preferences and someone else's poor choice of conditioner.

Dental Detectives: What Fossil Teeth Reveal About Ancestral Human Diets

From the thickness of tooth enamel to the molecular signatures on a tooth left behind by foods eaten by a human, fossil teeth hold many clues to the diets of our ancestors.

4 Reasons Mormons Are More Skeptical Of Trump Than Other Religious Conservatives

White evangelicals are some of Trump's strongest backers. But another reliably Republican group of Christians — Mormons — is leery of the GOP candidate. Here's why.

AT&T Deal For Time Warner Casts Renewed Attention On CNN

AT&T's chief promises to maintain CNN's journalistic independence after parent Time Warner merges with the telecom giant. CNN got a $100 million boost this year, propelled by coverage of Donald Trump.

Leave a Comment

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