LA Metro today announced the official launch of Metro Parking, its new mobile parking payment solution. Commuters can now conveniently pay for parking using their smartphone device. Metro Parking is powered by Passport, the global leader in mobile payment applications for parking and transit, serving large metropolitan cities such as Chicago, Toronto, Miami, Boston, Portland, and Westminster in London. Passport also powers mobile payments in many of Chicago’s park and ride Metra lots.
The Metro Parking app will offer parkers the ability to easily pay for parking with their TAP Card number, license plate, and payment information. With a user-friendly interface, commuters will be able to take advantage of getting to their destination without having to visit a payment kiosk or meter.
“Los Angeles is a world-class city, providing excellent transportation options for residents and visitors. Offering a fast and easy way for commuters to pay for parking was the next step in adding convenience for our customers. Passport was the perfect partner to bring a holistic technology solution to L.A. given its ability to deliver large-scale and successful operations,” said Frank Ching, Senior Director of Countywide Parking Management at Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro).
With the Metro Parking app, parkers can:
- Pay for parking
- Monitor their session
- Extend time remotely (24, 48, and 72 hour sessions)
- View payment history
- Receive email receipts
The Metro Parking mobile app is currently available at Park & Ride Lots at North Hollywood North, South, West, Candler, and University CIty North where Metro Parking signage is displayed. The app will be expanding to more park and ride lots soon.
Passport is North America’s leading mobile technology company specializing in enterprise business applications and payments for the public and private sector. Passport's product lines--parking payments, transit payments, enforcement and permit management--collectively serve to deliver dynamic tools for agencies to better connect with their communities. Its services have been adopted by over 20 of the top 50 cities in North America and over 2,000 locations including Chicago, Toronto, Boston, Portland, and Miami. Passport’s mission is to reduce operational complexity and deliver intelligent data to improve decision making for its clients.
Passport is backed by a group of investors, including Grotech Ventures, Relevance Capital, and MK Capital. For more information, please visit www.passportinc.com.