WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Handicapped Drivers Receive 1,100 Additional Parking Meters In D.C.

Play associated audio
Parking meters for handicapped drivers  in Washington D.C.
Daquella Manera http://www.flickr.com/photos/daquellamanera/454050628/
Parking meters for handicapped drivers  in Washington D.C.

The District is designating more parking meters around the city for use by disabled drivers.

DC's Department of Transportation says it has begun to install 1,100 more parking meters for handicapped drivers in the city because advocates complained there weren't enough red topped meters to meet demand.

Earlier this month, DDOT installed 400 of the meters that are reserved for disabled drivers.

Handicapped drivers in the District used to be able to park for free, but the city changed that policy arguing that there were an excessive number of drivers using fake or expired handicapped placards to avoid paying for parking. This decision angered many advocates for the disabled.


'Steve Jobs': As Ambitious As Its Title Character

Danny Boyle's new biopic, Steve Jobs, is a look at the man who made Apple mean computers, not fruit. NPR film critic Bob Mondello says it's an invigorating story told in three acts of crisis.

Could A Mushroom Save The Honeybee?

The bees that pollinate crops are on the brink of collapse. One big reason why: a virus-carrying mite. Now, researchers think a rare fungi could boost bees' immune system and attack the mite itself.

'Quartet' Member: Nobel Peace Prize Is 'Very Important For Tunisia'

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Wided Bouchamaoui, president of the Tunisian Employers' Union, and a member of the National Dialogue Quartet in Tunisia, about winning the Nobel Peace Prize Friday.

Volkswagen Faces Uphill Battle In Repairing Tarnished Reputation

Volkswagen faces two enormous repair jobs: fixing its polluting diesel cars and its battered reputation. Both may be much harder to fix than anything other scandal-plagued car companies have faced.

Leave a Comment

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