Students, faculty, and visitors to campus are now able to skip the trip to the parking meter with a new service that allows drivers to pay for parking directly from their mobile phone.
St. Cloud State University has launched PassportParking, a mobile parking payments service, on parking spaces throughout campus. In addition to letting drivers pay for parking on the go or from the comfort of their vehicle, PassportParking users can extend their parking session from anywhere using the app, mobile website, or interactive voice system. Notifications will also remind users when their parking session is about to expire.
“The ease that comes with payment via Passport’s service delivers a new convenience and flexibility when it comes to parking,” said Georgian Gross, Parking Coordinator for St. Cloud State University. “Empty pockets or an expired meter is less of a worry. Now, in 20 seconds, parkers can pay or extend their parking session from anywhere on campus.”
To utilize the new service, smartphone users must first download the PassportParking app for iOS or Android devices or register online at http://m.ppprk.com.
Once registered, drivers have the option to pay using the PassportParking app or mobile website via credit or debit card. To pay, drivers simply enter the zone and space number listed on signage and then select how long they wish to stay. Both the mobile app and mobile website allow drivers to extend their parking session to the maximum time allowed, add or update payment card details, as well as manage notification and receipt options.
Customers will not have to display any proof of payment as parking enforcement officers can view payments through a wireless handheld device.
The mobile pay service is offered by Charlotte, NC-based PassportParking, Inc. Passport currently operates in almost 100 municipalities, universities, and private parking operators nationwide, including Fort Myers, FL; Louisville, KY; and San Jose, CA. The company also developed ParkChicago, Chicago’s mobile parking payment application.
“We are very excited to be partnering with St. Cloud State University on this project to make parking easier for people on campus,” said Nathan Berry, Sales Executive for PassportParking, Inc. “Anyone taking advantage of parking at this University 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 university as it continues to improve the parking experience.”
To learn more about Passport’s cutting-edge technology, please visit www.passportparking.com.
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.