Accomplishments & Initiatives
MCDOT Park(ing) Day Featured in November issue of Parking Professional Magazine
MCDOT participarted in the annual Park(ing) Day event on September 16, 2016 by temporarily transforming a metered parking space into a fun, parklike spot.
To read the article,
For more information about Park(ing) Day, visit
PARK(ing) Day website.
Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) DC Placemaker Award for Lot 31
Montgomery County owned parking lots known as Lot 31 was transformed into restaurants and retail, luxury condominiums and apartments, underground parking, and a pedestrian-friendly addition to the community, as part of a public private partnership between the county and developers StonebridgeCarras, PN Hoffman & SK+I Architecture.
For more information, visit
CREW Washington DC Awards site.
National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Award for Interactive Parking Map
Interactive parking map provides the public with a web based tool for accessing dynamic parking information. The map allows the public to conveniently find parking details including garage and parking meter locations, rates, hours, inventory, payment methods and real-time availability.
For more information, visit
NACo Awards site.
for County Press Release.
Best Real Estate Deal Perseverance Award from the Washington Business Journal "Lot 31 — The Darcy and The Flats at Bethesda Avenue"
Montgomery County owned parking lots known as Lot 31 was transformed into restaurants and retail, luxury condominiums and apartments, underground parking, and a pedestrian-friendly addition to the community, as part of a public private partnership between the county and developers StonebridgeCarras and PN Hoffman.
to learn more.
National Public-Private Partnership (NCPPP) P3 Innovation Project Award "Lot 31 — The Darcy and The Flats at Bethesda Avenue"
More than a decade in the making, the joint venture of StonebridgeCarras and PN Hoffman worked closely with Montgomery County to redevelop two surface parking lots into a vibrant mixed-use development that addressed a critical shortage for public parking. The Lot 31 project features two residential buildings, The Darcy and The Flats at Bethesda Avenue, that combined have 250 units of housing, one-quarter of which are affordable units. The project also provided 40,000 square feet of retail, significant improvements to the adjacent Capital Crescent Trail and open space. The transit-oriented development reflects the latest concepts in sustainability and creative urban planning.
to read NCPPP Press Release.
International Parking Institute (IPI) Parking Matters
® Marketing & Communications Awards "Campaign to Promote Parking Innovation"
Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) Division of Parking’s website was redesigned in June 2015. As part of the marketing campaign, a web page was created to promote the parking innovations implemented by the Division. Each innovation is portrayed in the form of colorful posters.
Each poster is a clickable PDF document which has useful information and links to provide additional information about each innovation.
to read County Press Release.
to read IPI Press Release.
International Parking Institute (IPI) Awards of Excellence for Capital Crescent Garage (Garage 31) "Best Design of a Parking Facility with 800 or More Spaces"
The Capital Crescent Garage (Garage 31) in Bethesda is a four-level, below-grade garage provides 984 public parking spaces and 264 privately owned residential spaces, including six electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.
Garage has a parking availability system that wirelessly tracks the number of available parking spaces on each garage level and displays the information outside every entrance and on each floor.
MCDOT Installs Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Four More Garages
Division of Parking Management now offers a new parking alternative for Electric Vehicles (EV) in downtown Bethesda, Silver Spring and Wheaton.
Additional charging stations have been installed in Wayne Avenue (Garage 60), Town Square (Garage 61) and Bonifant-Dixon (Garage 5) in Silver Spring; and Auburn-Del Ray (Garage 36) in Bethesda.
to learn more about EV Program.
New Parking Payment System - NOAA Garage (Garage 58)
On or around mid-April 2016, Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) Division of Parking Management will modernize the Parking Payment System in the NOAA Garage (Garage 58) in Silver Spring. The current "single space" parking meters will be removed and replaced with 13 centralized Pay Stations.
The New Parking System uses Pay by Space and operates like a single space meter where the customer would have to estimate the time and pre pay prior to leaving to their destination.
for more information.
Pay Stations Upgrade at Wayne Ave Garage (Garage 60) & Town Square Garage (Garage 61)
Automated Pay Stations (APS) were installed in Garages 60 & 61. Some of the features include:
"Smart" Parking Meters that Accept Credit Card Payment to be Installed in Silver Spring
Beginning the week of November 2, Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) Division of Parking Management will begin replacing more than 1,100 on-street parking meters in Silver Spring with new "smart" parking meter heads that expand payment options. The smart meters accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit cards in addition to coins or pay-by-cell phone. The changeover is expected to take about two weeks, weather permitting. Last year, MCDOT switched Bethesda’s on-street meters.
MCDOT expects to eventually replace all on-street meters in the County’s other two parking districts in Wheaton and Montgomery Hills. MCDOT is also assessing the best options for upgrading meters in lots and parking garages.
for additional information.
MCDOT Installs Five More EV Charging Stations in County Garages
Division of Parking Management now offers a new parking alternative for electric vehicles (EV) in downtown Bethesda, Silver Spring and Wheaton.
Additional charging stations have since been installed in Garages 11 and 47 in Bethesda; Garages 7 and 9 in Silver Spring; and Garage 45 in Wheaton. Current plans call for more charging stations furnished in county garages in the coming months.
National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Award for Parking Guidance System Program
The purpose of Parking Guidance System program is to maximize the efficiency usage and management of available parking space supply by the strategic development of a comprehensive intelligent transportation and parking system in Montgomery County MD.
The program is designed to assist in the location of vacant parking garage spaces by directing drivers to the closest available garages and spaces by visually communicating availability to drivers. The goal is to minimize the search time for locating available parking, with related benefits to mitigating traffic congestion associated with searching for parking, improving garage utilization, supporting revenue growth, and reducing air pollution associated with automobile emission.
International Parking Institute (IPI) Parking Matters Award for Pedestrian Safety in Parking Lots
When Montgomery County officials reviewed the county's pedestrian collision data in 2013, they were startled to discover that pedestrian collisions in parking lots and garages had increased from 2010 to 2012, comprising 30 percent of all collisions and 18 percent of those collisions resulting in incapacitating injuries - about the same as occurred on county roads (20 percent). Clearly, the County's successful pedestrian safety program needed to add a focus on pedestrian collisions in parking lots. As a result, the county developed an education campaign that relied on forging partnerships with county retail parking lot owners and managers and educating the public with a variety of outreach tools.
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International Parking Institute (IPI) Award of Excellence for Woodmont Corner Garage (Garage 11)
Woodmont Corner Garage (Garage 11) won in the Best Parking Facility Rehabilitation or Restoration category for an extensive renovation began in 2003 that took more than two years to complete. A fixture in Bethesda since 1970, the Woodmont Parking Garage experienced major structural deterioration over the years. Floor slabs, elevators, stairs, electrical and plumbing systems were updated, and a more efficient Pay-on-Foot payment system was installed.
for County Press Release.
International Parking Institute (IPI) Award of Excellence for Kennett Street Garage (Garage 9)
Kennett Street Garage (Garage 9) won in the Best Design of a Parking Facility with Fewer than 800 Spaces category.
International Parking Institute (IPI) Award of Merit for Metropolitan Garage (Garage 49)
Metropolitan Garage (Garage 49) won in the Best Design of a Parking Facility with 800 or More Spaces category.
Keep Montgomery County Beautiful Program
Keep Montgomery County Beautiful Program Ninth Annual Beautification Contest
Garage 2 - Spring Street, Silver Spring
Public Institutional - Level II, Buildings
Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce - Beautification Award
Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce Beautification Award
In appreciation of the Commitment to the Renaissance and Vitality of the Silver Spring Business Community with the Renovation of Garage #7
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