The District of Columbia lost more than $55 million in outstanding traffic and parking tickets in fiscal 2014.
A D.C. Council committee will hold a second public hearing on a bill that would consolidate the city government’s management of transportation.
A report that found drivers in the nation’s capital are handed an excessive amount of parking tickets was criticized by the D.C. Council Wednesday, but the Department of Public Works admits officers are expected to give out a certain number of tickets.
The pink paper parking tickets that pop up on windshields of cars in D.C. were a major cash cow for the city last year.
The District of Columbia set an all-time record for issuing parking tickets in 2011.
DC’s popular ticket amnesty program ends Friday. Fines will double on unpaid parking, speeding and other tickets will double once the program ends.