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Third demand-responsive price change for waterfront meters starts August 7

August 4, 2017

Transportation

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Prices at about 530 metered parking spaces on 40 blocks in the South Boston Waterfront will change on Monday, August 7.

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 third 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, August 7, 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 $3 per hour at meters in the pilot area.  Approximately 26% of parking meters will be priced at $1 per hour.

Prices vary by four time bands (weekdays 8am-12pm; 12pm-4pm; 4pm-8pm; and all day Saturday.  Prices are posted on meters and are available online at https://www.boston.gov/transportation/performance-parking-pilot.  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.  During this time, prices are being adjusted every two months and will remain consistent in two-month increments.  Prices will stabilize when occupancy reaches the target of about one open space per block.