Parking Meters Coming To The National Mall

WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — In just a matter of months, motorists in D.C. will have to pay to park on Constitution Avenue, along both sides of the National Mall, and in the Tidal Basin lot.

The National Park Service says the plan to install meters for 1,000 parking spots, which has been in the works since 2008, is necessary to encourage parking turnover, raise revenue and keep commuters from parking in the spaces around the Mall all day long.

Parking at metered spots will cost $2 per hour, and that fee may even be levied on Sundays and holidays, WNEW Senior Correspondent Mark Segraves reports.

The meters could be in place by the end of 2014.

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