It’s been one month since the Electric City of Scranton adopted Pango Mobile Parking…and the results are in!
Pango Mobile Parking is a comprehensive mobile parking payment solution that allows city patrons to pay for parking at any on-street public parking metered space or at any block, without the hassle of using cash or carrying change. Drivers can pay for parking via the mobile app, texting from any mobile device or calling via any phone. Pango also provides monthly invoices and online services that enable parkers to view past parking activities and charges.
Pango enables the City of Scranton to monitor all downtown parking activity online, save on capital expenditure for updating parking facilities, while making parking enforcement easier and more controllable.
Since June 1st –
- 2,500 parking sessions have been tracked
- 650 parkers have signed up for the smart mobile payment solution
- 10 merchants have signed up for the free mobile advertising program
These numbers are quite impressive and speak volumes of Scranton residents and their tech-savvy lifestyle. To put it into perspective, Chattanooga, TN a city of 170,000 residents, has adopted a similar mobile parking payment model, but only 323 pay-by-phone transactions were documented during one of the first months of adoption - compared to 2,500 in Scranton.
To celebrate the success, Pango will provide 10 free hours of parking to every new customer account registered in Scranton or Latrobe until the end of July 2013 – an extension from the end of June.
In a previous press release, Dani Shavit, CEO of Pango Shyyny USA, the Pango licensee in PA, MD and Washington D.C. says:
“Our goal is to provide residents throughout the U.S. with safer and more efficient means of paying for parking while benefiting the local municipalities and businesses in each area.
Deploying Pango Mobile Parking benefits all three stakeholders at once – it is easier for drivers to pay for parking, allows municipalities to better manage city parking, and provides local merchants with a new avenue to engage customers.”
Serving more than 700,000 satisfied customers in 48 cities in Europe and Israel, Pango is a comprehensive parking payment and management solution that now brings convenient parking to the United States. Pango is operational in the US in the cities of Latrobe, PA and Auburn, NY. With Pango, drivers can pay for parking at any on-street public-parking metered space designated with a Pango sticker or at any block equipped with Pango street signs, without the hassle of using cash or carrying change. Parkers can enjoy the benefits of paying for parking through the Pango mobile app, via phone or text message. In addition, organizations, municipalities, and parking operators can manage parking assets more efficiently with no initial capital expenditure. Pango Mobile Parking is available on iOS, BlackBerry and android. For more information, please visit www.mypango.com.