Michigan State University has partnered with Charlotte, NC- based Passport to introduce mobile parking payments to metered parking on campus. The mobile app, Spot On, is custom branded and designed specifically for the University’s parking environment. Drivers on campus are now able to pay for parking right from their smartphone without having to walk up to the pay station.
Spot On is available at 736 parking spaces on campus, including Parking Ramp 6, Parking Ramp 5, and Parking Ramp 1. In addition to making parking payments from the app, users can extend their parking remotely (up until the maximum allotted time), receive reminders before their parking session ends, and keep track of all parking history.
“Michigan State University is passionate about their brand, so it is very rewarding for us to create a customized system that they can be proud of,” said Conor Kelly, Vice President of Sales at Passport. “Plus, students won’t have to wait in line at the pay station or worry about swiping a credit card. Everything can be done with a tap on your smartphone.”
The new mobile app is free to download and quick to use. Once parked, signs in the campus lots instruct users how to download the Spot On app in the iPhone App Store or Android Google Play.
Passport is the leading provider of mobile payments for parking and transit, and has deployed mobile payment services in large cities such as Detroit, Boston, Toronto, Chicago, and Salt Lake City. Passport also developed the ParkDetroit app, Detroit’s mobile parking payment application.
Passport is the industry-leading mobile payments company specializing in integrated urban mobility solutions. The company provides feature rich software platforms that offer parking and transit agencies a more effective and efficient way to manage their operations and serve their customers. Passport’s mobile payment systems are deployed in over 1,000 locations in 46 states and provinces across the US and Canada, with clients such as Chicago, Toronto, and Boston.
Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, Passport is backed by a highly respected group of investors, including Grotech Ventures and Relevance Capital. For more information, please visit www.gopassport.com