ParkDC: Penn Quarter/Chinatown Multimodal Value Pricing Pilot Project

Parking in the Penn Quarter and Chinatown neighborhoods in Washington, DC can be a challenge. A new pilot in this area from the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will test various innovations and new technologies to make parking easier and reduce congestion. The goal of this pilot is to increase parking availability and provide drivers with tools to find available parking spaces. Based on what DDOT learns through this pilot, these strategies may be implemented in other parts of the District to better manage parking supply and demand. There are two particularly unique elements to parkDC, compared to other parking pricing programs. First, this pilot is using an "asset-lite" approach that seeks to detect parking occupancy using fewer assets at lower cost, but bringing in more data sources from across the parking ecosystem. Second, this system includes commercial vehicles and motorcoaches, and integrates with DDOT's recently launched commercial loading zone program.


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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01630572
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: District of Columbia Department of Transportation
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 28 2017 2:12PM