Interesting news from the Washington Business Journal, via DCist, that the DCUSA parking garage may soon be open to commuters, as sort of a park-and-ride lot. There's been a lot written about the garage, which usually is filled way below capacity and costs the city $100,000 a month to maintain.
I sort of like this idea, in that at least the garage would get some use and the city would make some money back. Having the big garage in the first place was a dumb idea, as these retailers didn't seem to realize that this isn't your typical car-driven suburban shopping center.
The article notes that 350 spaces would be available for monthly contracts and daily parking. It would cost $6 to park in the garage, and folks must be in by 9 and out by 7. However, there's also the possibility that it could make traffic in the area worse, although at least they'd mostly be outbound. That intersection is not fun during rush hour already (though maybe the streetscape improvements will help that).
Photo by Mr. T in DC