D.C. Council Approves Rate Hikes For Parking Meters | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

D.C. Council Approves Rate Hikes For Parking Meters

Play associated audio
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray is hoping a rate hike on parking meters during peak hours will raise more than $3 million next year.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/djlein/5100782357/
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray is hoping a rate hike on parking meters during peak hours will raise more than $3 million next year.

A D.C. Council committee has approved a plan to charge higher rates at parking meters during peak periods. The plan, called the performance-parking program, has been tested on H Street in Northeast, D.C. on Capitol Hill and in Columbia Heights in recent years.

Mayor Vincent Gray is hoping it will raise more than $3 million next year, and he wants to use the money to improve bus service and alternative transportation options.

Councilmember Mary Cheh is also a fan, and says parking rates ought to reflect market demand. She says it will help more people find parking spaces to run errands to local businesses.

NPR

Hollywood's Acceptance Of White Privilege Revealed By Sony Hack

While some leaked Sony emails seemed racist, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says they hint at a wider issue: an acceptance of practices, habits and perceptions that limit diversity in Hollywood.
NPR

Nutmeg Spice Has A Secret Story That Isn't So Nice

Nutmeg is a feel-good holiday spice. But it once caused serious bloodshed and may have even been a reason the Dutch were willing to part with Manhattan in the 1600s.
WAMU 88.5

Special Prosecutors Should Handle Civilian Shootings By Police, Holmes Norton Says

Norton says mayors and governors could stem anger over civilian shootings by police by appointing special prosecutors to handle them.
NPR

Hollywood's Acceptance Of White Privilege Revealed By Sony Hack

While some leaked Sony emails seemed racist, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says they hint at a wider issue: an acceptance of practices, habits and perceptions that limit diversity in Hollywood.

Leave a Comment

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