WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

DDOT Working On Solutions For More Parking Spots

Play associated audio
Parking meters in Washington, D.C.
Parking meters in Washington, D.C.

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.


'Not Without My Daughter' Subject Grows Up, Tells Her Own Story

"Not Without My Daughter" told the story of an American mother and daughter fleeing Iran. Now that young girl is telling her own story in her memoir, "My Name is Mahtob."

Internet Food Culture Gives Rise To New 'Eatymology'

Internet food culture has brought us new words for nearly every gastronomical condition. The author of "Eatymology," parodist Josh Friedland, discusses "brogurt" with NPR's Rachel Martin.

Proposed Climate Change Rules At Odds With U.S. Opponents

President Obama says the U.S. must lead the charge to reduce burning of fossil fuels. But American lawmakers are divided on limiting carbon emissions and opponents say they'll challenge any new rules.

Payoffs For Prediction: Could Markets Help Identify Terrorism Risk?

In a terror prediction market, people would bet real money on the likelihood of attacks. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Stephen Carter about whether such a market could predict — and deter — attacks.

Leave a Comment

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