$3.25 an hour at some downtown meters
Parking is set to get more expensive, and cheaper, in part of Washington.
Last spring, the D.C. government raised rates at more than 14,000 parking meters citywide to $2.30 per hour.
In October, the city tweaked the pricing at about 1,000 spots around Penn Quarter and Chinatown as part of an experiment in more nimble “demand pricing.” Depending on the time of day and location in those neighborhoods, some spots dropped to $2 an hour, some stayed at $2.30 and some were increased to $2.75.
Now, as part of a quarterly review of those 1,000 spots, the city has released a rate chart adding more (or less) expensive categories. The top rate in Penn Quarter/Chinatown, starting Monday, will be $3.25 an hour. The low end will be $1.50. In three months, the prices will be tweaked again.