Friday, April 24, 2015

Mystery of the malfunctioning Bethesda Row garage signs solved (Photo)

If you've used Public Parking Garage 57 at Bethesda Row in the last couple of months, you may have noticed that the helpful Spaces Available sign has been stuck on "OPEN". A number of readers have been asking why this is, so I inquired with the Montgomery County Department of Transportation's Division of Parking Management.

DPM says that there is a problem with the wireless communication between the router inside the garage and the signs outside. When they noticed the wrong number of spaces being displayed on the signs, they had to switch them to read, "OPEN".

They said they've now identified a fix for the glitch, and that the signs should be working again "within a week."


Anonymous said...

Finally. The reason this is useful is that the garage gets full on Saturdays and then there's a line of cars entering and driving up to the 5th floor and back again in search of parking. Took me 10 minutes to get out when I was parked on the top floor once.

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