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From a DDOT press release:
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and Parkmobile today announced a program that will allow residents, workers and visitors to use their mobile phones to pay for parking at all of the approximately 17,000 on-street metered spaces throughout the District of Columbia.
Parkmobile already provides pay by phone service in the Foggy Bottom, Georgetown Hospital, and Ballpark areas and will start adding locations around the District starting in June. Drivers can sign up at www.parkmobile.com, where they can also download a mobile app. Once registered, customers can use the mobile app, the internet, or a phone call to pay for parking. The parking transactions appear in real time on the handheld devices used by Parking Enforcement Officers.
The mobile apps for iPhone, Android, and Blackberry are easy to use. iPhone users will also be able to take advantage of the GPS functionality, saving up to 5 favorite zones and license plates. You can quick park in the same zone and parking space that was used the last time you parked. These additional features are coming soon for Android and Blackberry. Please visit www.parkmobile.com for information on the features of each app.
Motorists who signed up with other pay by phone parking services during the pilot period in the following areas Dupont Circle, Union Station, downtown on K Street, I Street, and New York Avenue, NW locations, will want to create a new account with Parkmobile which has been selected to provide pay by phone service citywide.