Metro North riders can now pay for parking through their smartphones by downloading the free PassportParkingⓇ mobile app. The app enables drivers to conveniently pay for their parking at any of the 15,000+ parking spaces in parking lots and monthly permits, managed by LAZ, along the Metro North Rail Line. PassportParking is powered by the global leader of mobile payments for parking and transit, Passport, serving cities and universities throughout North America.
Users can also use the app to:
- Monitor their parking sessions
- View payment history
- Receive email receipts
In addition to launching the PassportParking app at Metro North lots, Passport is hosting over 14,000 active digital permits for those locations, and provides the citation management software that enforcement officers use to monitor all payment methods and enforce parking. The fully-integrated parking system for Metro North offered by Passport is the only vendor in the marketplace to provide an enterprise package of this nature.
“Passport was able to offer us a fully integrated mobile solution to help us manage our parking operations better with mobile payments, digital permits, and citation management software,” said Eric Siskind, senior vice president of LAZ. “Metro North riders can now easily pay for their parking on the go with the PassportParking app or manage their permits online. Our enforcement officers are also able to see mobile parking sessions in real time through their mobile devices, ensuring a more accurate enforcement process.”
“We are excited to be offering our state of the art technology to commuters using Metro North facilities as part of nearly 90 million trips per year,” said Khristian Gutierrez, chief revenue officer at Passport. “Our cloud-based platform ensures a hassle-free parking experience and enables a one-stop shop to optimize parking management for our partners, by leveraging real-time data.”
Passport also provides the software for the nearly 20,000 digital permits for New York City Housing Authority, enabling residents to conveniently purchase and manage their permits online through Passport’s system, as well as the ParkWhitePlains mobile app in White Plains, NY.
Passport is the industry’s leading mobile technology solution 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 400 agencies on over 3,000 locations globally. 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.