The Town of Arlington’s paid parking program kicks off within the next week or two with the reintroduction of paid parking in Arlington Center’s Russell Common and Railroad lots. Over the past six months, while the lots were upgraded, parking was free. Kiosks in both lots are now powered by solar energy, which ensures seamless operation. The lots also feature plug-in parking for electric cars.
Phase Two of Arlington’s paid parking program is the installation of parking meters along Massachusetts Avenue. A vendor is slated to be picked the first week of November. Poles for the meters will be installed soon after the vendor is chosen, and hopefully before the first snowfall. Meters will take both coins and credit cards. Parking is 4 hours maximum from 8 am to 8 pm, Monday through Saturday. Sunday is free. Arlington offers parking permits for $50 per month. Stay tuned for more updates.