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“Dear PoPville,

Have readers have had similar issues receiving their Visitors Parking Pass (VPP)? In 2018 I never received mine after registering in November 2017. I called DDOT and they said they made a mistake and will resend to their printer, which would take 3-4 weeks, then I’d have to pickup at their offices in SW. Read More

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“Dear PoPville,

This past week has been crazy booting and towing by the city. Yesterday there were 6 on our street booted in the AM and towed by the afternoon. We saw a ton of tow trucks today as well. We live in Bloomingdale. Is this happening in every neighborhood? Just seems bizarre all at once after months/years of really nothing.”

Another reader asks:

“Was shocked today when I found my car was booted for $100 in past due parking tickets. Apparently I under paid one ticket by $10, and had an outstanding street cleaning ticket of $45 from July that had doubled. Read More

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“How legal is this?”

“Dear PoPville,

There’s a bus #buslife parked in the 3500 block of 13th Street NW, looks like they rolled up the metal plates of the bus. This bus take a lot of real state parking. Should they park this in the Raymond Education Campus few blocks away? How legal is this?” Read More

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Thanks to Chris for the heads up from DDOT:

“The Visitor Parking Pass (VPP) program is designed to allow guests of District residents to park for more than two hours on Residential Permit Parking or RPP-zoned blocks. A VPP is only valid during the hours of RPP enforcement and in the same RPP zone and ANC boundary as the residence. The passes are not necessary on holidays or other times when parking restrictions are not subject to enforcement.

The VPP can be used to provide temporary Residential Permit Parking (RPP) privileges in the following eligible wards: Read More

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Today in Poor Parking

Thanks to Trey for sending from the above Brightwood Park: “I can’t imagine a more stereotypical parking job for this truck than being a foot and a half off the curb and six feet into the alley. VA plates. Been there two hours.”

Thanks to Andy for sending the poorly parked Revel above from Cathedral Heights.

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Thanks to Lam Lam for sending:

“Can DC Parking parking department correct this confusing sign in front of the Darcy Hotel (1515 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005 ) It’s hard enough finding parking.”

DC311 is on it, so hopefully fixed soon!

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