Capital Crescent Garage in Bethesda to Begin Charging for Parking Monday
The garage is at the intersection of Woodmont and Bethesda avenues. Parking has been free since the garage opened on January 20 to give parkers time to become acquainted with the new garage. The hourly rate at the garage will be $0.80 an hour from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Later this week, the Division of Parking will be testing the entrance and exit gates. If the gate arms are blocking the entrance to the garage, customers should take a ticket to open the gate and use the ticket to exit. However, there will be no charge until Monday.
To pay for parking next week, garage patrons will insert their ticket into centrally located pay machines prior to returning to their vehicles. The pay machines are located in all three of the garage’s pedestrian lobbies and accept credit cards and cash. Customers can also pay at garage exits with a credit card. Detailed information on using this “pay-on-foot” payment system is available online.
The Capital Crescent 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.
More information on parking in Montgomery County’s public lots and garages is available online.