After two days of sharp back-and-forths, the blog finally seems to be quieting on the topic of plastic bag fees. Well, people: I hope you’ve saved some energy. The sniping about a five cent fee seems wholly misplaced when parking is now going up to $2 dollars an hour in premium parking areas—-the “busiest commercial districts,” according to a District Department of Transportation press release—-in Washington D.C. Also, all metered spots in the city will now have Saturday operation hours.
Also notable, enforcement hours are changing:
Nighttime parking enforcement hours will be extended to 10 pm in the following “premium demand zones:” Adams Morgan, Georgetown Historic District* Penn Quarter/Chinatown*, U Street, NW Corridor, Downtown Central Business District, Maine and Water Streets, NW, The National Mall, Wisconsin Avenue, NW (from Van Ness Street to Western Avenue)
(*Meters in Georgetown and around the Verizon Center are already in operation in the evenings)