WATCH Cardinal William Keeler's Funeral Mass At 2 p.m. Live On WJZ's Decades Channel | Comcast Channel 201, Verizon Fios Channel 483, Over The Air 13.2 | Streaming on

WATCH WJZ: Orioles Opening Day Coverage, Monday April 3rd at 2 p.m. | Show Us Your Best Orioles Fan Photos | Camden Yards Most Memorable Moments Countdown

D.C. Unveils Pay For Parking System

WASHINGTON (AP) — Drivers can now pay for parking in the District of Columbia with the help of their phone.

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray has announced a pay-by-phone parking service. The service will be available at all of the roughly 17,000 metered parking spaces in the district.

Under the system, customers will register for free at can then pay for parking with mobile phones through a mobile application, the Internet or a toll-free call. Each transaction costs 32 cents.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


One Comment

  1. eric says:

    Your better off using change – use this system and you will find a ticket on your windshield, then spend hours trying to fight it.

  2. Morons says:

    Mobile phones are, by no means, a secure method of performing any type of payment transaction. When you use a cell phone, it transmits radio waves on a frequency specific to your phone. Folks who pay for parking with their phone will be broadcasting payment information (that is linked to your checking account) throughout the DC area. Anyone with a $60 scanner from Radio Shack would be able to modify it to intercept your payment transaction. This information can be used to pay for unauthorized parking for theives, for instance, and may open the door to additional fraudulent activity, regarding your account.

  3. Bite Me. says:

    I hate DC.
    I’m never going there again.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Baltimore

Track Weather On The Go With Our App!
Your Podcast Network

Listen Live