Digging for change to feed the parking meter will soon be a thing of the past in Deadwood. Residents and visitors of Deadwood will be able to use a new service that allows parking customers to use credit and debit cards when paying for parking with their phone.
Beginning Monday, the City of Deadwood will implement PassportParking, a mobile payment parking service, throughout all of Deadwood’s on-street and off-street parking spaces. In addition to paying for parking, the new service will provider drivers with reminders before their parking session expires and the ability to extend their session without having to return to the meter
“Paying by mobile phone provides our residents and visitor’s with an easy-to-use and convenient option to pay for parking,” said Deadwood Police Chief Kelly Fuller. “With PassportParking, people parking in Deadwood no longer have to worry about having enough change for parking or running back to their meter to add more time. It makes parking much more convenient and lets them focus on all the great things Deadwood has to offer.”
With the launch of Passport’s mobile payment service, Deadwood will be the first city in South Dakota to accept mobile parking payments.
Decals on parking meters will alert parkers to the service’s availability. Once parked, drivers will have the option to pay using the PassportParking app, mobile website, or by calling a local telephone number. To pay, drivers will enter the zone and space number listed on parking meters and then select how long they wish to stay.
To utilize the new service, customers must first register for free via the PassportParking app, online, or by calling the local number listed on the PassportParking decals. Customers can even register with just the push of a button using Facebook.
While the meter won’t show the time remaining, customers will not have to display any proof of payment as enforcement agents can view payments through a wireless handheld device.
“We are very excited to partner with the City of Deadwood in launching the first mobile parking payment service in the state,” said Bob Youakim, Managing Partner of PassportParking. “Residents and visitors of Deadwood will love the simplicity of our mobile payment option and the many conveniences our technology offers. We look forward to a long relationship with the city as it continues to improve the parking experience.”
PassportParking, Inc. (Passport) – headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina – is the industry’s leading provider of integrated cloud-based parking solutions. The company provides the most advanced technology and equipment in an enterprise suite that allows parking providers and owners to manage parking and enforcement operations more effectively and efficiently. Passport is backed by a highly respected group of investors, including Grotech Ventures and Relevance Capital. For more information, please visit www.passportparking.com.