Norfolk residents will soon be able to say goodbye to counting their coins to feed their meters. The City of Norfolk is implementing Passport, a service that allows drivers to pay for parking or add more time to their session right from their mobile phone. The City has partnered with Charlotte, NC-based Passport, the leading provider of mobile payments for parking and transit, to offer this convenient new service throughout all of Norfolk’s metered parking spaces.
“Paying for parking with a mobile phone provides drivers with a whole new level of convenience and flexibility,” Said Bart Neu, Parking Director of the City of Norfolk. “With Passport Mobile Pay, customers in Norfolk no longer have to worry about their meters expiring or having exact change. It makes parking practically hassle-free.”
Drivers can begin taking advantage of the new service later this month. Among the many benefits, users of the new service can choose to receive reminders before their session expires, extend their session without having to hurry back to the meter (up to the maximum time allowed), and easily keep track of all their parking payments.
The City of Norfolk has partnered with Charlotte-based Passport, the leading provider of mobile payments for parking and transit, to offer this convenient new service throughout all of Norfolk’s metered parking spaces. Passport has the nation’s leading mobile parking payment service, Passport, which uses the most advanced technology to make paying for parking easier and more convenient for drivers. The service currently operates in over 1000 locations throughout the US and Canada, including Chicago, Toronto, Victoria, Louisville, Omaha, Evanston and San Jose amongst many others
“We are so thrilled to be partnering with the City of Norfolk to improve the city’s parking processes,” said Bob Youakim, Managing Partner of Passport. “Residents and commuters will love the ease of our mobile payment option and the many conveniences our technology offers. We look forward to a healthy relationship with the City for years to come.
With the Passport service, the meter won’t update to reflect time purchased by phone. However, customers will not have to display any proof of payment as parking enforcement officers can view payments through a wireless handheld device. Also, apart from paying with their credit card, parkers can also opt to create digital wallets on their app and enjoy benefits.
Local merchants can also utilize the new service to provide validated parking for their customers. Using Passport’s Merchant Validation system, Norfolk businesses can generate special codes that can be used by parking customers to discount their parking fees. This system provides local merchants with a way to increase foot traffic to their locations and build customer loyalty
Smartphone users can take advantage of the new service by going to https://m.ppprk.com to create their account. iPhone and Android users can also get the free Passport app through the App Store or Google Play.
For more information, please visit http://www.gopassport.com.
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 43 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