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Alexandria cutting parking fees as part of final preparations for upcoming Metro shutdown

Posted on May 17,2019
Filed Under News , Community,

Source Wtop

By Max Smith

ALEXANDRIA, VA. - With more traffic expected in and around Alexandria, Virginia, starting in less than two weeks, the city is set to cut evening and weekend parking rates at its garages during the major Metro shutdown.

The city council is scheduled to vote Tuesday night to cut fees from $2.50 an hour to a flat $1 fee after 5 p.m. weekdays and all day weekends and holidays at the Courthouse garage during the May 25 through Sept. 8 closure of all six Blue and Yellow Line stations south of Reagan National Airport.

The flat fee will be $2 at those times at the city’s other garages and surface lots in the area, all to encourage drivers to stop adding to traffic by circling neighborhoods for parking. Combined, the lots have 876 parking spaces, with spaces typically available on nights and weekends.

“The temporary parking rates are intended to be in effect for the duration of Metrorail closures associated with the Platform Improvement Project, regardless of the currently projected schedule,” a draft resolution said.

Source Wtop

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