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Walter Edwards spent 10 months in 2013 fighting red tape to get a ticket in the District of Columbia thrown out, only to open his mailbox to find a second bogus ticket assigned to him.
D.C. Council member Mary Cheh, who oversees all the key agencies involved in the ticketing process, will introduce a bill Tuesday called the Transportation Reorganization Act.
Throughout the National Cherry Blossom Festival visitors are urged to avoid driving because of a lack of public parking, street closures, congestion and the risk of those ubiquitous pink parking tickets.
Parking in D.C. is almost impossible on some days, so local businesses along a stretch of Connecticut Avenue near the Cleveland Park Metro station are upset about a proposal that would eliminate about 30 parking spots that customers use every day.
DDOT began mailing out the new passes late last week and plan to reach out to residents and the public in a formal announcement Tuesday.
AAA Mid-Atlantic says drivers made more than 175,000 calls to the D.C. Department of Transportation last year to report broken parking meters.
The D.C. Taxicab Commission, the D.C. Lottery and the D.C. Department of Transportation's Business Opportunity and Workforce Development Center — all currently located in various, privately owned Anacostia buildings — will move to the renovated 2235 Shannon Place SE once its rehabilitation is complete in roughly 12 months.
Christopher Daignault has been fighting for six months what he says is a bogus parking ticket on a car he doesn't own and a license plate he reported lost in September of 2010.
If approved, the seven-year, $1 billion construction project would bury 60 power distribution lines in Northwest, Northeast and Southeast.
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