Now Playing:

News

In Seattle, Pay-By-Day Parking May Reduce Solo-Car Commutes


Truck and automobile traffic mix on Interstate 5, headed north through Fife, Wash., near the Port of Tacoma in 2016. (Ted S. Warren/AP)

Truck and automobile traffic mix on Interstate 5, headed north through Fife, Wash., near the Port of Tacoma in 2016. (Ted S. Warren/AP)

In Seattle, where thousands of employees drive to work every day, parking can be a nightmare. But some companies and organizations — pushed by state and local government — are working to reduce the number of solo-car commutes by charging for parking by day, instead of on a monthly basis. The results appear to be positive, according to David Gutman (@davidlgutman), transportation reporter for The Seattle Times.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson talks with Gutman about efforts to reduce the number of commuters who drive alone.

Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

More News

More OPB

OPB has updated its privacy policy. You can find details here.