WASHINGTON DC – Long before the lunch lines begin food trucks scope out premium parking spots at Metro Center, Union Station, L’Enfant Plaza and other high-traffic spots in the District. Location is critical, but it comes at a price.
“No matter how much you feed the meter, they’re always eager to give tickets,” Basil Thyme’s Brian Farrell said.
Farrell contacted the News4 I-Team because he thinks he’s being targeted by parking enforcement. He has more than a dozen parking tickets to show.
“These are all the tickets from the same officer,” he said as he shuffled through the $25 citations.
He’s not the only one. Every food vendor News4 talked to said they’re getting tickets almost daily, mainly for parking at meters for more than the two-hour limit.
“Being a small business is a struggle enough on its own,” said Ryan McLaughlin, of the Dangerously Delicious Pies food truck. “A thousand dollars a month