WASHINGTON (AP) — After years of parking where they choose, food truck operators in the District of Columbia are preparing to have their spaces assigned by lottery.
District officials say the lottery will bring “predictability and certainty” to the city’s food truck scene.
The lottery system starts Monday. Participating trucks have been assigned spaces for their exclusive use every weekday. They’ll get to park in the spaces for four hours.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Tornado Watch In Effect For Parts Of Maryland
The spaces assigned by lottery are located in spots where trucks tend to congregate to serve the lunch crowd, including Franklin Park, Farragut Square, L’Enfant Plaza and Metro Center.READ MORE: Will Baltimore Make The List? FIFA Plans To Announce 2026 World Cup Sites On June 16
Trucks that don’t participate in the lottery can still sell food on district streets, but they have to stay at least 200 feet away from the designated locations and pay parking meter fees.MORE NEWS: Near-Record Heat For Preakness Stakes Another Test For Epicenter
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