Rapid City Journal

Deadwood offers pay-by-phone parking

“Paying by mobile phone provides our residents and visitors with an easy-to-use and convenient option to pay for parking,” Deadwood Police Chief Kelly Fuller said in a release. “It makes parking much more convenient and lets them focus on all the great things Deadwood has to offer.”

May 10, 2014 | by Tom Griffith

Crain's Chicago Business

Test-driving the pay-by-phone app

The app saves you time, namely the three minutes or so you spend trekking to the pay box, fiddling with your credit card and then walking back to your car to display the tag on your dashboard. Three minutes may not sound like much, but if you're running late or being pelted by rain or snow, you'll be grateful.

May 8, 2014 | by Steve Hendershot

NBC Chicago

City Announces Expansion of ParkChicago App

The capability to pay for Chicago's parking meter via cell phone -- a technology city officials began testing earlier this spring -- is rolling out to the rest of the city's 36,000 parking meters. NBC Chicago's Lauren Petty reports for the NBC 5 NEWS TODAY.

May 6, 2014 | by Lauren Petty

Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago to expand its parking-by-app program

About 1,600 West Loop drivers used a free parking app during three weeks of a pilot program giving motorists the option to pay for public parking spots by phone.Chicago Parking Meters on Tuesday said the ParkChicago app will begin to roll out in areas surrounding the pilot area and expand to all of the city’s 36,000 meters by the end of summer.

May 7, 2014 | by Tina Sfondeles

Crain's Chicago Business

Keep your quarters for laundry - the parking app is coming

The Emanuel administration has announced today the start of the citywide rollout of a smartphone app to pay parking meters. The administration revealed plans April 14 to launch the mobile app, called Park Chicago, after a trial run on the Near West Side.

May 6, 2014 | by Thomas A. Corfman

Chicago Sun-Times

Parking app will let you pay meter by cellphone

“If I’m in the middle of an appointment, I can’t really excuse myself to go and feed the meter,” Martin said. “It’ll be nice to easily access that. And I think it’ll be great for our customers too.”

April 14, 2014 | by Tina Sfondeles

Crain's Chicago Business

Need to feed the meter? Now there's an app for that

Chicago Parking Meters LLC, the vendor that operates the city's parking meters, is rolling out a mobile app for parking. The app, ParkChicago, should make it easier for drivers to pay for parking and allow them to add time remotely to a meter that's about to expire.

April 14, 2014 | by John Pletz

Chicago Tribune

App paves way for pay-by-phone parking option in West Loop

"It's a big advantage for a guy like me, who works right down the street,'' said Smith, an art director for an advertising company. "If I am caught in a meeting, I'm able to add more time (using the app). It beats having to set reminders on my phone and run down to the pay box."

April 14, 2014 | by Jon Hilkevitch

Press Release

PassportParking is proud to announce the launch of AirLink, the world's first parking enforcement autonomous drone system

"It’s our goal to change the industry through the use of technology, and Airlink is just one of the ways in which we plan on doing that." - Charlie Youakim, Managing Partner of PassportParking

April 1,  2014 | PassportParking

Black Hills Pioneer

Park, pay by phone on the way?

"Deadwood Police Chief Kelly Fuller said he and members of the parking and transportation committee took part in a demonstration of the [PassportParking] system and were 'quite impressed.'"

March 6, 2014 | Jaci Conrad Pearson


New Overnight Parking Pass Program Begins

Parkers wishing to park overnight in Oak Park, IL can now purchase overnight parking passes online, through a service developed by PassportParking.

March 3, 2014 | Oak-Park.us


PassportParking First to Bring Bitcoin Payments to Parking Meters

"Allowing [Park Charlotte] to accept payment directly from our customer, without the need for a middleman, is a win-win situation for us and our customers." - Ross Brewer, President & CEO of Park Charlotte

February 18, 2014 | Pete Rizzo

Orange County Register

State Parks try Pay-by-Phone Parking by the Beach

"That’s a great feature for the beachgoer in California – you’re on the beach having a good time, it’s nice to know you can add time without going all the way to the parking lot to feed the meter.” - Brian Ketterer, District Superintendent for Orange Coast District

February 18, 2014 | Laylan Connelly

City of Pompano Beach

City of Pompano Beach Implements Mobile Payment Parking

"With mobile payment parking, we’re able to enhance the Pompano Beach experience by allowing customers to pay on the go as well as extend their session while they are enjoying the beach, activities, or local restaurants.” - Mayor Lamar Fisher

February 11, 2014 | City of Pompano Beach


Louisville Parking Meters All on Mobile-Phone Payment System

"The bottom line is that the City will be able to enjoy significant cost savings while providing a better parking experience for our citizens." - Mayor Greg Fischer

January 15, 2014 | Sheldon S. Shafer


New App Hopes to Ease Parking Woes

The City of Omaha is hoping that its new "ParkOmaha" smartphone app, powered by PassportParking, will take the frustration out of parking downtown.

December 17, 2013 | Adrian Whitsett

Reuters - PE Hub

PassportParking raises $6 mln in Series A funding

PassportParking, the industry leader in enterprise parking software, today announced it has raised $6 million in Series A funding co-led by Grotech Ventures and Relevance Capital with participation from a consortium of angel investors. Led by its flagship mobile payment solution, Passport provides municipalities, universities and private parking operators with a cloud-based platform that helps streamline the parking management process leading to efficiency and revenue gains for clients.

December 16, 2013 | Chris Witkowsky

Chicago Tribune - Local

City of Highwood Offers Mobile Pay for Daily Commuter Parking

“This new mobile pay feature is sure to improve commuters’ daily routine and overall experience,” states Scott Hartman, City Manager. “By making the parking process simpler, we hope to entice more people to take public transportation.”

November 22, 2013 | Community Contributor


Parking Made Easy With a New Option to Pay

Your phone can now act as a parking pass for downtown Louisville surface lots.

On Monday, Mayor Greg Fischer will introduce new mobile pay technology at downtown surface lots through an app called "PassportParking." You will be able to pull-up and pay from your phone without having to visit a parking lot pay station.

November 18, 2013 | Erica Coghill

WSSU Student Newspaper

Phone App Places Parking at Fingertips

Winston-Salem State's new parking option relieves the burden of scraping for loose change.

November 13, 2013 | Jennifer Bruinton


Pay-by-phone parking hits Oak Park Oct. 7

"We are thrilled to introduce mobile payment technology throughout Oak Park," Jill Velan, Oak Park's interim parking and mobility services manager, wrote in a news release. "Mobile payment is the future of parking, and we believe the vendor we chose offers the easiest to use and most convenient system available."

September 26, 2013 | Anna Lothson

Hudson Star-Observer

Hudson tests pay by phone parking system

"The city of Hudson chose PassportParking because we wanted to add the convenience of electronic payment while keeping existing coin-options for our parkers," said Hudson Police Chief Marty Jensen.

September 25, 2013 | Margaret Ontl

Parking Magazine

Parking and Cloud Hosting

In just a few short years, cloud hosting has radically transformed our lives. It allows us to remotely access songs, pictures and documents—even change the temperature of our houses!

September 2013 | Charlie and Bob Youakim


Villa Park begins mobile payment

"The Village of Villa Park has been looking for a program like this to enhance the services offered to Villa Park commuters," said Chief Robert Pavelchik of the Villa Park Police Department. "The results of a recently conducted survey overwhelming showed that users were looking for an easier way to pay for utilization of the Metra lot."

Sept 16, 2013 | Suburban Life Media


Pay by phone coming to Oak Park

Oak Park is ready to take its parking meter system to the next level with a quicker, more convenient model that will allow users to pay by phone using a credit card.

July 23, 2013 | by Anna Lothson

KBZK.com - MTN News

Great Falls give green light

Wendy Thomas, deputy director of Planning & Community Development in Great Falls, said at the time, "A lot of people don't carry cash, they don't carry change, they find it kind of a hassle to dig through their car and pockets to pay for their parking, and this is just a way for people to utilize their phones to pay for parking."

July 23, 2013 | by Tara Grimes

Wisconsin Dells - Wiscnews.com

Pay meter by Phone

Police Chief Jody Ward said that the city can have logos on the meters that lets people with smart phones scan in an app and pay by their smart phone. The meters also have a number people can call to pay by credit card or they can go to one of the parking pay station kiosks in some of the lots to pay with a credit card or cash

July 9, 2013 | by Kay James


Smart Phone Use Comes to State Parks

California Department of Parks and Recreations taps PassportParking to help modernize the way state parks accept payment

June 25, 2013

Digital Payment Technologies - Marketwire

Digital Payment Technologies and PassportParking Bring Parking Management to the Cloud

"With PassportParking, parking operators can increase operational efficiency by retrieving space or license payment data from our backend directly on an Android phone, without ever having to visit the pay stations, and consumers can easily extend parking sessions via an iPhone or Android app." - Chris Chettle, senior vice president of sales and marketing at DPT

May 17, 2013 | by Chris Warfield

Dubuque - KWWL NBC

Drivers in Dubuque can soon pay meters by phone

"We looked into some of the other options that were out there, of the pay-by-space and the individual meters that you can use a credit card on, and we found that they were just too expensive for us," Horsfield said.

May 15, 2013 | by Becca Habegger
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