Students at California State University, Chico will soon be able to pay for parking from their smartphone. No more standing in line at the parking dispenser before class because PassportParking, a pay by app leader, will be available to make parking easier and faster. The University announced it has chosen Passport to provide the parking app to students because of its versatile technology platform and its proven success on university campuses with students.
With PassportParking, students can download and pay for metered parking securely by simply adding a debit or credit card. The parking app comes with great benefits that students will immediately be able to take advantage of, such as:
- Pay securely through the app or mobile web
- Monitor parking sessions
- Receive alerts
- Extend parking from the app (up to the maximum allotted time)
- View parking history
Starting in February, students can download PassportParking for free from the iPhone App Store and Android Google Play. Mobile web services are also available by visiting ppprk.com.
The launch will support mobile payments initially at two locations: the Stadium and the Student Health Center Lots.
“We’re excited to launch PassportParking on campus. Chico State students will now have access to the best technology for parking available. We anticipate that our students will embrace the app and make parking easier and faster for everyone,” said James A. Hyatt, Vice President for Business and Finance.
CSU, Chico joins other universities that are embracing smartphone technology for their students. Passport already powers a growing number of universities, including some of the largest schools in North America such as North Carolina State, Michigan State University, University of Michigan, The University of Nebraska, The University of Central Florida, and The University of Florida.
After the pilot program, PassportParking may be expanded to other parking areas on campus.
Passport is North America’s leading mobile technology company specializing in enterprise business applications and payments for the public and private sector. Passport's product lines--parking payments, transit payments, enforcement and permit management--collectively serve to deliver dynamic tools for agencies to better connect with their communities. Its services have been adopted by over 20 of the top 50 cities in North America and over 2,000 locations including Chicago, Toronto, Boston, Portland, and Miami. Passport’s mission is to reduce operational complexity and deliver intelligent data to improve decision making for its clients.
Passport is backed by a group of investors, including Grotech Ventures, Relevance Capital, and MK Capital. For more information, please visit www.passportinc.com.