TransLink Park&Go, a free mobile payment app, has launched to provide Park and Ride customers a convenient way to pay for parking on-the-go.
Mobile payments leader, Passport, and TransLink partnered to develop and launch this app for TransLink’s nine Park and Ride lots in Metro Vancouver. The app is available for iOS and Android devices, and customers can also manage their parking at translinkparkandgo.ca.
With the app, customers can pay for parking while on transit, from home or in the office, without having to worry about digging for coins or heading to a machine. Other features include alerts and notifications about parking sessions, emailed receipts, promotional offers, and parking history.
“We are thrilled to roll out a personalized application for TransLink Park and Ride lots,” said Nathan Berry, sales executive at Passport. “It is really important to Passport to make the parking experience as convenient as possible and the TransLink Park&Go app accomplishes this goal.”
“By partnering with Passport, we are making it easier and more convenient for our customers to pay for parking at our nine Park and Ride lots,” said Charles Froehlich, senior manager, TransLink commercial real estate. “It helps us deliver a better customer experience by providing modern and innovative ways to better serve customers who start their transit journey from a Park and Ride.”
Passport is the industry’s leading mobile technology solution 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 400 agencies on over 3,000 locations globally including Chicago, Toronto, Boston, Portland, Westminster 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.
TransLink is Metro Vancouver’s regional transportation authority that manages bus, SkyTrain, West Coast Express, SeaBus, HandyDART and cycling routes as well as the major road network and five bridges. These bridges include the Pattullo, Golden Ears, Knight Street, Westham Island and the Canada Line cycling and pedestrian bridge. TransLink is the first North American transportation authority to be responsible for planning, financing and managing public transit in addition to major regional roads and bridges.