The City of Portland, Maine, announces the launch of PassportParking®, a mobile parking application that allows drivers to pay for their parking through their smartphones. The app is powered by the global leader of mobile payments for parking and transit, Passport, serving cities and universities throughout North America.
This is the first time Portland will have a mobile parking application provider. Drivers can pay for parking in more than 1,600 metered-spaces with the PassportParking app. In addition to paying for parking, drivers can monitor their parking sessions, view payment history and receive email receipts. Drivers can also extend parking time on the app.
“We wanted to provide a convenient solution to our Portland drivers,” said John Peverada, Portland parking manager. “With the PassportParking app, our drivers can pay for parking from anywhere, when they’re on the go.”
Passport also powers Portland’s enforcement solution, enabling the city to now have a comprehensive parking management platform with a powerful backend portal for real-time reporting and analytics.The PassportParking app is widely used throughout the New England area in places such as Cambridge, Mass., and the greater Boston area. The company also powers the ParkBoston app for the City of Boston. The company will soon launch its PassportParking app in Burlington, Vt., with 400 off-street parking spaces.
“Whether you’re a resident or a visitor in Portland the app will provide easy access to pay for parking,” said Passport Regional Sales Director Conor Kelly. “You can enjoy a stroll along Commercial Street, visit the the Children’s Museum or dine at one of the city’s great downtown restaurants knowing you can extend your parking time through your smartphone, when needed.”
Passport is the industry’s leading mobile technology solution specializing in enterprise business applications and payments for the public and private sectors. The app is free to download through the App Store or Google Play. Users can also manage their parking at ppprk.com.
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.