Beginning today, beachgoers and residents of Panama City Beach can park and pay on the go through the Passport Parking mobile app. The digital application is powered by Passport, the operating system that enables over 1,000 cities and universities to manage vehicle interactions on streets and sidewalks.
Users download the free Passport Parking app on their smartphones, create an account with a preferred method of payment and enter the zone and vehicle license plate number. In addition to paying for parking, users can view their parking history and extend parking sessions remotely so there’s no need to leave the beach.
“Parking should be the last thing Panama City Beach residents and vacationers should have to worry about,” said David Campbell, Panama City Beach community redevelopment agency manager. “Working with Passport to offer this mobile pay option will greatly enhance the parking experience and will allow us to further digitize our operations in the city.”
In the near future, Panama City Beach will also be implementing Passport’s cloud-based enforcement solution. This will allow the city to digitally issue citations and process payments in real-time and from a single operating system. Drivers will also be able to pay their citations seamlessly online rather than having to mail in a check or pay in person.
“Panama City Beach was in need of a modern, reliable solution to manage it’s parking operations – especially during peak tourist season,” said Kelsey Owens, Passport sales director. “We are excited for this partnership and to equip the city with the technology needed to create a more frictionless parking experience.”
Passport sets cities in motion, helping to create more livable, equitable communities. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Passport is a transportation software company, delivering the operating system that enables cities to manage vehicle interactions with streets and sidewalks. With Passport, city leaders increase convenience, efficiency and compliance today and tomorrow. Trusted by more than 1,000 cities, universities and agencies, including Chicago, Toronto, London, Los Angeles, and Miami, Passport is one of the fastest-growing companies on the Inc. 5000 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 lists, and was named to Fast Company’s World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2020. Passport is backed by Rho Capital Partners, H.I.G. Growth Partners, ThornTree Capital Partners, Bain Capital Ventures, Grotech Ventures, MK Capital, and Relevance Capital.