Morning Notes

by ARLnow.com January 6, 2011 at 8:36 am 2,024 6 Comments

County No Longer Offering iParks — The company that makes the iPark electronic parking pass has stopped manufacturing the device due to financial problems. That has prompted Arlington County to stop selling iParks, pending the company’s effort to stay in business. More from TBD.

O’Leary, Morroy Announce Reelection Bid — Arlington County Treasurer Frank O’Leary and Commissioner of Revenue Ingrid Morroy, both Democrats, announced their bids for reelection at last night’s Arlington County Democratic Committee meeting. See the video from Blue Virginia.

Arlington Man Indicted for Bomb Threats — The 25-year-old Arlington View resident who, according to the FBI, threatened to bomb Georgetown streets and Metro trains on Facebook has been indicted by a federal grand jury. More from WTOP.

Learn More About Redistricting in Virginia — The League of Women Voters of Arlington will be holding a public forum tonight on the upcoming redistricting process in Virginia. The forum will take place from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association building, located at 4301 Wilson Boulevard in Ballston. Free parking is available in the building after 5:30.

  • charlie

    as someone who once owned a Arlington Parkulator, it is frustrating that these technologies get embraced and then wash-out.
    Same with Metro and the SmartPass.

    When will we start being able to use our phones to pay for these things. And the DC system is NOT a good example as it is nearly impossibile to use and I ALWAYS have to call in.

  • JazzVecchio

    Those are bluejays in your photo. Nice shot of the dive bomber.

  • Elizabeth

    I absolutely love my iPark, but am afraid to pre-load too much cash on it. What if the county suddenly stops supporting it and I’m left with a loaded, yet worthless, device?

    • According to the TBD article, the county will support the device for at least another 5 years.

  • IhateIpark

    The iPark sucks! I’ve gotten two tickets because the thing turned itself off when there was loads of time left, as in parking in a 12 hour space for two hours. Good riddance. This thing is a waste of time, money and effort. And to think I bought two of them. I have tried to “solve” the malfunction by replacing one, but that one still dies on me.


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