ParkMobile and the City of Rochester are pleased to announce a partnership that will soon allow drivers in Rochester to use their mobile devices to pay for parking.
Accessing the service is easy via the ParkMobile app, which is available to download free on Apple and Android devices. Users can also pay online at parkmobile.io.
Final testing and the application of ParkMobile decals to nearly 1,500 of eligible meters will be complete in the coming days with a public launch scheduled for July 12.
Once live, ParkMobile pay zones will appear in the app and will also be printed on the green ParkMobile decal placed on eligible meters. All parking rules, such as maximum time limits, are unchanged and remain in effect. Users will gain several conveniences, including text or push notifications when purchased time is about to expire.
ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the US, provides pay-by-phone coverage in nearby Minneapolis and other major cities across the country including New York City, Chicago and Washington DC.
According to Rochester Transit and Parking Manager Tony Knauer, this roll-out is long in the planning. “Convenient parking contributes to a vibrant and healthy downtown. That is why we are pleased to be introducing this new option,” Knauer said. “Paying by smartphone has been very popular in other cities, and has also been shown to municipal revenue. It’s a win-win.”
ParkMobile, LLC is the leading provider of parking solutions in North America, helping millions of people easily find and pay for parking on their mobile device. The company’s technology is used in over 3000 locations across the country, including 7 of the top 10 cities as well as college campuses, airports and stadiums. People can use ParkMobile solutions to quickly pay for on-street and garage parking without having to use a meter or kiosk. Additionally, ParkMobile offers parking reservations at stadium venues for concerts and sporting events. Reservations are also available in metro areas, allowing people to drive into the city without having to worry about finding parking. ParkMobile was recently named by Deloitte as a Technology Fast 500 winner, recognizing the fastest growing technology companies in North America. For more information, visit Parkmobile.io or @Parkmobile on Twitter.