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Alexandrians Urged to Load the Parking App — Meters Here to Stay

Residential Pay by Phone Program Made Permanent within the Special Parking District Area 

Payment for parking may also be made by coin or credit card at pay stations or meters, or by calling a toll-free number.

ALEXANDRIA, VA – On March 16, City Council approved an ordinance to make the Residential Pay by Phone Pilot Program a permanent program within the Special Parking District Area (blocks east of Washington Street to the Potomac River, between Princess Street and Wolfe Street).

In order to be eligible for the program, a block must be on a block with meters, adjacent to a metered block, or adjacent to an approved residential pay by phone block. In addition, the block must already have residential permit parking signage posted (e.g. timed restrictions noting District 1 or 2 vehicles are exempt).

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Parkers without a district permit who choose to park on the block can use the City’s pay-by-phone app, ParkMobile, call the ParkMobile toll-free number at 877.727.5457, or purchase a receipt from a meter on an adjacent block. City staff are continuing to explore alternative payment methods and will present recommendations to the Traffic and Parking Board at a public hearing on Monday, April 22.

More information about the program can be found at Interested residents can submit a petition to staff for review and consideration before the Traffic and Parking Board. Please contact Megan Oleynik at [email protected] for more information.

Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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