Lloyd Meter Rates to Rise

I recently received a press release from PDOT indicating that in September, the long-term rate for parking on-street in the Lloyd District will go from 50 cents to 75 cents per hour (the short-term spaces are already 75 cents).

I imagine this is intended to get more employees into TMA programs (not to mention more revenue). My question is what’s the policy basis for differentiating parking rates in different parts of the City? Why does an hour downtown cost $1.25 while an hour in the Lloyd is $0.75? Anybody got a theory?

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