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As Washington, D.C. experiences high levels of residential growth, the Department of Transportation is seeking new ways to make street parking easier in the city.

Speaking on the Kojo Nnamdi Show, DDOT Parking Manager Angelo Rao said D.C.'s parking problems are a symptom of it's prosperity.

"It's a great problem to have in a sense," he said. "What happens with growth and the desire to want to be there, everyone wants to be in the same place at the same time."

Rao said one way DDOT has dealt with this demand came in the form of a law for parts of Columbia Heights providing designated parking spots for residents. The law allows two-hour visitor parking weekdays, from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on one side of the street, and resident-only parking on the other. He believes similar efforts could be effective in other parts of the District.

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