Flowbird’s Whoosh! parking app has officially launched in two Massachusetts towns - the Town of Salisbury and the Town of Tisbury, making remote parking payment a convenient option for residences and visitors.
The Whoosh! mobile phone payment solution provides ultimate convenience to motorists. App users, otherwise referred to as, ‘Whooshers,’ can pay for parking with their iPhone, Androids, and even through the Whoosh! website. Users receive a text reminder when their parking is about to expire and may add more time if needed, all without having to walk to their vehicle.
Located on Martha’s Vineyard, The Town of Tisbury launched Whoosh! this summer along with a Flowbird Strada Pay Station. The Whoosh! App serves as an added convenience to the Town’s Park & Ride Lot, a paid parking solution for commuters and travelers to park for up to 60 days. The app allows motorists to extend their time remotely if needed.
Whoosh! went live in the Town of Salisbury after an upgrade to the beach town’s old coin-operated meters. In early 2018, six of Flowbird’s Strada Pay Stations were installed with Pay-by-Plate technology, making it possible to integrate the convenience of the Whoosh! mobile app payment.
Following its launch in Massachusetts, Whoosh! is now available in 20 states in the US, and has been launched in 11 countries around the globe.
Flowbird worked in conjunction with its local Massachusetts-based distribution partner, Wescor Parking Controls, on the launch of Whoosh! in both towns.
The name Flowbird expresses the innate ability of birds to navigate individually within crowded spaces; mirroring the benefits for people of the intelligent parking and multi-modal systems developed for towns and cities by Parkeon and Cale.
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