Parking just got easier for the City of Beckley. The city has launched mobile parking application, PassportParking®, powered by Passport, the global leader for parking and transit payments for cities and universities across North America.
The app is available at nearly 500 parking spaces throughout the city, including on-street and off-street locations. With the app, users can efficiently pay for parking sessions from their mobile devices, as well as:
- Monitor parking sessions
- Extend time remotely
- View payment history
- Receive email receipts
“The City of Beckley is thrilled to provide a new way for drivers to pay for parking from their mobile devices,” said Bill Kelly, Director of Information Technology for the City. “By partnering with Passport, we are able to make parking easier and more convenient for our residents and visitors.” The City has been divided into parking zones. These zones not only have better signage that will help people find parking, but will aid in enforcement. Each parking meter will have a decal on it letting customers know about the app.
In 2017, the Parking Commission recommended to Common Council that the PassportParking app be implemented due to the imminent arrival of WVU Tech, the construction of a new police department, and the anticipated emergence of new businesses in the uptown area. Ann Worley, Chairman of the Parking Commission stated, “Beckley is the first municipality in Southern West Virginia to offer a mobile parking app. Passport has been excellent to work with in helping us develop a user-friendly, easy way for our citizens and visitors to pay for parking and our enforcement officers to more efficiently carry out their duties.”
“Passport is proud to expand its footprint in the state of West Virginia,” said Kelsey Owens, Passport regional director. “With Passport’s state-of-the-art technology, we are to able partner with the City of Beckley to digitize the parking experience and provide drivers with a convenient payment method. We are very excited to offer this option to drivers parking throughout the city.”
Passport transforms the way cities manage their operations. The fintech company’s mobile-first platform has been adopted by more than 450 cities, universities, and private operators around the world in cities including Chicago, Toronto, London, and Miami, across more than 5,000 locations. Passport’s product lines —– parking, transit and tolling payments, parking enforcement, and permit management —– enable organizations in the public and private sectors to streamline their operations, enhance customer service, and make data-driven decisions. Consistently recognized as one of the fastest growing companies and Best Places to Work in Charlotte, North Carolina, Passport has an ingrained practice of putting People First —– a guiding principle in its Culture.
Passport is backed by a group of investors, including Bain Capital Ventures, Grotech Ventures, MK Capital and Relevance Capital. Learn more, or get in touch with Passport at passportinc.com.