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Old December 6th, 2017, 10:36 PM #31
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I worked in DC for over 10 years, the system is a racket to generate money via fines,tows and storage charges, more reason I moved south F@@k DC. If your on a government contract you pass the fines back to the people as additional charge backs on the work order, just a another scam.
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Old December 7th, 2017, 04:49 AM #32
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This is how DC finally got their commuter tax. The parking scam and their redlight/speed camera scams. F them. Yet another reason to stay the F out of DC in case you needed another.
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Today back downtown at same job. Paid for parking with the app.

Got a ticket for failure to display receipt in car.

Itís a friggin crime.
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This is how DC finally got their commuter tax. The parking scam and their redlight/speed camera scams. F them. Yet another reason to stay the F out of DC in case you needed another.
Ohhhhh that's how they got the commuter tax.....from residential zones and parking violations established in the 1970s.


https://ddot.dc.gov/service/residential-permit-parking
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Today back downtown at same job. Paid for parking with the app.

Got a ticket for failure to display receipt in car.

Itís a friggin crime.
I cant imagine being a meter maid. I'd legitimately fear for my life.
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Old December 7th, 2017, 10:11 PM #36
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Today back downtown at same job. Paid for parking with the app.

Got a ticket for failure to display receipt in car.

Itís a friggin crime.

Are you using Park Mobile?
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Are you using Park Mobile?

Yes I just downloaded it this week. For years I kept $10 worth of quarters in my console or used my CC but now many areas downtown ONLY accept park mobile.
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Yes I just downloaded it this week. For years I kept $10 worth of quarters in my console or used my CC but now many areas downtown ONLY accept park mobile.
Contest the ticket. Send in Park Mobile receipt, it will get tossed. This has happened to me a few times, they always have adjudicated the error fairly. Even if you were at fault, contest the ticket. I don't have the source right now, but as of a few years ago, something around ~80% of contested DC parking tickets get dismissed.

Does DC have a lot of parking storm troopers? Yes. So does MoCo and Arlington Co; along with resident parking restrictions and the like. We'd all like to park wherever the fork we like for free. Supply vs. demand (and libs love any way to tax vehicles). Welcome to any metropolis. If you are going to roll the dice, expect to get pinched every once in awhile... This isn't really any different than going 78 mph down 50 every day and getting lit up by MSP twice a year.

P.S. The DC speed cameras, when they are actually working, are as incognito as the Good Year blimp (or just use Waze).
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Fact of life / inherent cost of doing business - In major urban areas , ain't no such thing as parking for free . DC is particularly bad in this regard , but is only a matter of degree with any big city .

Take cost of parking ticket, multiply by estimated chance of getting ticketed , and compare that number with going rate for off street commercial parking. Make your best big boy decision .

And as noted in this thread , is particularly irksome when vehicles are actually needed in proximity to a job site . Treat it like an inescapable piece of overhead , and include in calculations of bidding or accepting on ( your endeavors).
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BIL used to work for Iron Mountain. They had a deal with DC where they would pay (on time) 50% face of any tickets their vehicles were issued.
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