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Fifth demand-responsive price change for South Boston meters starts Monday, December 4

December 1, 2017

Transportation

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Prices at about 530 metered parking spaces on 40 blocks in the South Boston Waterfront will change.

The Boston Transportation Department (BTD), the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics (MONUM), and the Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT) today announced the implementation of a fifth demand-responsive price change related to the City of Boston’s ongoing Performance Parking Pilot Program. Prices at approximately 530 metered parking spaces on 40 blocks in the South Boston Waterfront will change effective Monday, December 4, 2017.

The rate change is based on sensor data that allows the City to monitor average occupancy per meter space and block.  Beginning next week, the minimum price will be $1 per hour and the maximum will be $4.00 per hour at meters in the South Boston Waterfront pilot area.  Approximately 23% of parking meters will be priced at $1 per hour.

Prices vary by four time bands (weekdays 8am-12pm; 12pm-rpm; 4pm-8pm; and all days Saturday.)  Prices are posted on meters and are available online at boston.gov/performance-parking.  Parking meters are free on Sundays in the City of Boston.

The South Boston Waterfront pilot program began in January and will continue through the end of 2017.