Bethesda Facility Improvements Phase 1a


PROJECT OVERALL TIMELINE

Timeline

Starting on September 16, 2019, MCDOT began modernizing the payment systems in six Bethesda facilities. The existing single space meters were removed and replaced with centralized pay stations. The new parking system is pay by space which operates like single space meters where customers estimate their duration and prepay prior to leaving for their destination. The facilities upgraded included Garages 35, 36, 40, 42 and 57 as well as Lot 25. The hours of operations, rates, durations and PCS status will remain the same in the facilities.

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Benefits of New Parking Payment System

  • Provides more payment options for parking customers, including coins, bills ($1 and $5 only), credit cards and Pay by Cell . Please note Pay Stations do not give change.
  • Pay by Cell option allows for impending expiration reminders and the ability to add or stop time remotely.
  • Ability to pay for parking or add time to any of the conveniently located pay stations.
  • Pay station prompt in multiple languages.

How to use Pay by Cell

  • Follow these steps to initiate a session using the MobileNOW! or Parkmobile app:
  1. Enter your facility's three digit location zone number (e.g. 336). The location zone number can be found on signs throughout the facility.
  2. Scroll and select Montgomery County, MD.
  3. Enter your four digit space number located on the sign adjacent to your parking space.
  4. Begin session.

Video guides to using the new pay stations

  • Making a short-term payment, click here .
  • Making a long-term payment wherein pay station calculates duration for you, click here .
  • Choosing your long-term duration and pay station calculates payment for you, click here .
  • Paying for multiple days (if permitted), click here .