Parking changes take effect Monday, February 5, 2018
Effective Monday, February 5, 2018, Metro will expand hours when parking fees are charged, lower parking fees at two stations as part of a pilot program, and begin charging higher fees for "non-riders" at additional stations. In addition, a $2 fee for Saturday parking will begin February 10. For more information, visit wmata.com.
· New Parking Fee Hours: Metro will adjust the hours when parking fees are collected to begin two hours earlier on weekdays and end one hour later on Fridays. Parking fees will also be collected on Saturdays. Beginning February 5, parking fees will be in effect during the following hours:
o Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
o Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
o Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
· Saturday Daily Parking Fee: On Saturdays beginning February 10, a parking fee of $2 will be charged for Metrorail riders who park at Metro garages and lots. (Individuals who park at a Metro facility but do not use the rail system may be charged a higher fee at selected lots. See "Non-Rider Parking Fees" below.) Parking on Sundays and federal holidays will remain free except when special event parking rules are in effect.
· Adjusted Weekday Daily Parking Fee: The weekday parking fee will be lowered to $3 at Landover and West Falls Church to study whether lower parking rates will increase demand for parking at underutilized Metro stations.
The changes outlined above are part of a pilot program through July 2018 approved by the Metro Board of Directors and may become permanent.
· Non-Rider Parking Fees: Individuals who park at Metro facilities but do not use the Metrorail system will be charged a higher "non-rider fee" (ranging from $8.70 to $10) Monday through Saturday at selected locations (locations listed at wmata.com). Current
parking fees for Metro customers are not changing. In order to receive the lower rider rate, customers must pay with the same SmarTrip card used to enter/exit Metrorail, and must exit the parking lot within 2 hours of the start of their last Metrorail trip. Metrorail customers who use a credit card at these stations will incur the non-rider fee. Note that customers who use a commuter benefits debit card to pay for parking should contact their employer about using SmartBenefits to load your parking funds to your SmarTrip card - learn more at wmata.com/SmartBenefits.
Metro requests your feedback on the Fiscal Year 2019 budget | En Español
Metro is inviting the public to provide feedback on the Fiscal Year 2019 budget proposal focused on continued capital investment without raising fares or cutting service. To balance Metro's $3.2 billion budget for the coming fiscal year, Metro is seeking additional funding from the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia governments while continuing to take actions to cut costs and increase business revenues. As part of the budget, Metro's Capital Improvement Program invests $1.3 billion in funding safety improvements, rebuilding the Metro system and improving reliability of the current rail and bus networks. It also funds the deployment of new trains and buses, station upgrades and other important improvements.
Comments will be provided to the Metro Board for consideration prior to adopting the budget. You are encouraged to comment by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 5, 2018:
· Attend an open house Wednesday, January 31, 2018*, at 5:30 p.m. followed by a public hearing starting at 6 p.m. Speaker registration is onsite only.
Metro Headquarters Building
600 Fifth St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
(via Metrorail: Gallery Place or Judiciary Square)
*Note that dates may change due to weather and check wmata.com/budget for any schedule changes.
For more information and for printable handouts in multiple languages, visit wmata.com/budget.