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DTLA Parking Meter Fees Will Fluctuate Based on Demand
Los Angeles officials announced a new program today where parking prices at curbside and city lot meters in Downtown L.A. will rise and fall based on the demand for spaces.
Parking fees will increase by as much as 50 percent to $6 per hour during the busiest times of the day. During slow periods, parking could be dropped from its current $1 per hour down to 50 cents, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The goal of the LA Express Park program is to "use real-time technology to make parking in LA fast, easy and smart," according to the Los Angeles Department of Transportation.
Drivers can go onto laexpresspark.org or use one of the LA Express Park smart phone apps to locate parking spaces and to put additional money in meters.
This is a one-year pilot program, according to the LADOT, that was createded with $15 million in national grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation and $3.5 million in city funds. The goal is to learn if technology can help the city increase parking availability, reduce traffic congestion and air pollution, and encourage the use of alternative modes of transportation.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.