Phoenixville Patch

Phoenixville Announces New Passport Mobile App

Residents will now be able to pay for parking in the borough from their phone.

March 8, 2016 | Justin Heinze

Mass Transit Mag 

Passport Awarded ‘Business of the Year’ by Sacramento Regional Transit District

Passport was recently selected as “Business of the Year” by the Sacramento Regional Transit District (RT) for its successful development and implementation of the RideSacRT mobile ticketing solution. In seeking out RT’s vision of a connected transportation experience, the RideSacRT app allows Sacramento transit riders to plan, track, and pay for their RT trip from their smartphone.

March 9, 2016 | Press Release

Street Insider 

Passport Debuts In-App Citation Payment Platform

Receiving parking tickets can be frustrating, but paying them doesn't have to be. Passport is the first software company to offer a single solution for parking payments and in-app parking citation payments, combining in one app the entire parking ecosystem.

March 8, 2016 | Press Release


ASC of Brevard, Inc. Introduces Passport Mobile App to Parking Lots

ASC of Brevard, Inc. is making additional public parking available in downtown Melbourne with the introduction of Passport mobile pay at its off-street parking lot location. ASC of Brevard, Inc. is home to a surgery center in Melbourne, FL. The new Passport mobile parking app is now available to ASC of Brevard, Inc.’s parkers at their off-street parking location.

March 1, 2016 | Press Release


New Lenox to offer parking app to Metra commuters

Metra commuters who live in New Lenox will soon get a digital option for paying for parking. Village trustees Monday night approved an agreement with PassportParking Inc. to make an app available to its Metra users to allow them to pay for parking ahead of time. The agreement comes at no cost for the village.

February 23, 2016 | Sarwat S. Ahmad


Borough of Phoenixville Announces New Passport Mobile App

The Borough of Phoenixville, PA is announcing a new way to pay for parking — right from your smartphone. The Borough has introduced Passport, the industry-leading mobile payment provider for parking and transit, to off-street metered parking spaces.

February 22, 2016 | Press Release

Parking Network

Urbana Brings New Technology to Its Parking Meters with MobileMeter

The convenient MobileMeter app used to pay for parking in the City of Champaign is now available for drivers across the City of Urbana. The app, powered by industry-leading mobile payments provider, Passport, has seen great success in Champaign since its launch last year.

February 22, 2016 | Press Release


White Plains Expands ParkWhitePlains Mobile App

The City of White Plains has expanded the ParkWhitePlains app to new on and off street paid parking locations to give drivers more mobile pay options. ParkWhitePlains, the city's custom mobile payment app, allows drivers to pay for parking from the convenience of their smartphone.

February 19, 2016 | Press Release


E-Z Parking Charlotte Launches Passport Mobile App

E-Z Parking is bringing industry leader, Passport, to its Charlotte parking locations. E-Z Parking is making parking easier at its Charlotte, NC off-street lots with today’s launch of the mobile pay app. With Passport, drivers can pay for parking at the Charlotte, NC lot locations through the mobile app on their smartphone.

February 15, 2016 | Press Release


What will be the hottest trends of 2016?

This week PaymentEye attended Finovate Europe and saw some very exciting companies showcasing their products. We saw some early trends coming out that are set to dominate this year. From financial institutions getting personal, to person finance management getting intelligent, here are the five hottest trends for 2016.

February 11, 2016 | Ben Rabinovich 

Mobile Commerce Daily 

St. Paul promotes hassle-free parking with remote-pay mobile app

The city of St. Paul, MN, is the latest metropolis to streamline the parking experience via mobile, allowing residents and visitors to remotely pay for metered parking using a new smartphone application.

February 11, 2016 | Alex Samuely


St. Paul Launches Mobile Pay Parking Meter App

The city of St. Paul launched a new mobile pay parking meter app. It allows people to pay meter fees via their smartphone. St. Paul has partnered with Passport to allow parkers to pay remotely.

February 9, 2016 | Nate Leding

Parking in downtown St. Paul? Feed meter with mobile app

Motorists in downtown St. Paul can now use their phones to pay for metered parking. The PassportParking app, which is available for free on the Android and Apple iOS operating systems, allows users to enter their space number and pay for parking with a credit or debit card, according to a news release issued Tuesday by the St. Paul Public Works Department.

February 9, 2016 | Nick Woltman

CR-80 News

Michigan joins growing mobile pay-for-park user base 

The University of Michigan is the latest university to climb on board with mobile pay-for-park, with the implementation of the Passport app for students and campus visitors. The Passport mobile app enables drivers to pay for parking directly from a smartphone, as well as manage their meter time from any phone, tablet or computer on hand. 

February 9, 2016 | Andrew Hudson

CBS Minnesota

St. Paul Releases Mobile Pay App For Parking Meters

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The city of St. Paul has joined other cities with the release of a mobile pay app for parking meters. Starting Tuesday, residents and visitors of downtown St. Paul can pay for metered parking from their phone or smartphone.

February 9, 2016 | Press Release

Star Tribune

St. Paul debuts meter payment app

Drivers in downtown St. Paul can now pay the meter without standing out in the cold at a machine. The city debuted another parking app Tuesday, just one week after it launched a winter parking app that informs people during snow emergencies.

February 9, 2016 | Jessie Van Berkel

WEEK News 25

PassportParking now available in downtown Peoria

There is now a new way to pay for parking in downtown Peoria. Last December the city introduced Passport, a mobile app that allows drivers to make payments with their smartphone.

February 8, 2016 | WEEK Producer

Parking Network

The University of Michigan Introduces Passport Mobile Pay for Pilot

The University of Michigan is bringing a new way to pay for visitor parking on campus. The campus is introducing the Passport mobile app, which allows drivers the convenience of paying for parking right from their smartphone. With Passport’s solution, drivers will be able to manage their parking from any phone, tablet, or computer on hand.

February 8, 2016 | Press Release

Verdict Financial 

FinovateEurope 2016: Introducing Theresa Jameson

Theresa is a Senior Analyst in the Consumer Payments team. Her specialisms center on emerging mobile payment technologies – such as NFC, digital wallets, and mobile point-of-sale. She has also written extensively on wider payment trends and opportunities at both the regional and country level.

February 3, 2016 | Theresa Jameson

The Journal

Changes ahead to city parking 

NEWBURYPORT — The city appears to be at a crossroads in its journey to improve and expand its municipal parking plan. In the short term, it recently changed its pay-by-phone parking-fee provider.

February 2, 2016 | The Journal

The Journal

Shepherdstown changing mobile parking service today

SHEPHERDSTOWN-As more and more aspects of daily life take digital form, drivers in Shepherdstown can continue to leave their coins at home and pay for parking via a mobile app. However, the town will change service providers today from the current Park Mobile app to Passport.

February 1, 2016 | Press Release

Street Insider

Passport Canada App Goes Live for Canadian Parkers

Passport has debuted Passport Canada, the company's country-wide mobile parking app for Canadian municipal parking and private parking operators. Passport Canada launched in the City of Surrey, British Columbia last week, replacing the City's previous mobile payment provider.

January 29, 2016 | Press Release

Daily News

City has new paid parking phone app

NEWBURYPORT — City officials say that they are changing their pay-by-phone provider for parking.
City Clerk Richard Jones, who supervises parking in the city, said, “The city of Newburyport will be offering a new pay-by-phone provider. It is called Passport and is the same provider that Boston uses.

January 28, 2016 | The Journal

Parking Network

Passport Announces Strategic Realignment to Focus on Platform Scaling

Building on the momentum of a record-setting 2015, Passport, the leading provider of mobile payment software technology for parking and transit agencies, today announced a corporate realignment to fuel continued growth.

January 25, 2016 | Press Release

Mass Transit Mag

Passport Expands in Transit Market

Passport recently launched two mobile ticketing applications within several weeks. Passport introduced MyJTA in Jacksonville, Fla., and RideSacRT in Sacramento, Calif. Both MyJTA and RideSacRT deployed in less than 140 days. These mobile ticketing apps give transit riders a convenient fare payment option from their smartphone.

January 21, 2016 | Press Release

Parking Network

The City of Surrey Rings in New Year with New Passport Canada App

The City of Surrey is premiering a new, more user-friendly mobile option for parking payments. The City is launching Passport Canada, powered by Passport, North America’s leading mobile payments provider for parking and transit. Passport Canada is replacing the City’s previous mobile payment provider to give parkers a quicker, easier app experience.

January 18, 2016 | Press Release

iPhone in Canada

Surrey Launches PassportCanada iOS App for Parking Payments

The City of Surrey has launched a new mobile app to make it easier to pay and track parking, replacing the existing mobile system, with a new solution coming from Passport, which also powers other city parking apps across Canada.

January 18, 2016 | Gary Ng

Central Illinois Proud 

New Downtown Parking Option

Parking downtown could get a whole lot easier. The city of Peoria has a new option for paying to park at meters. The city of Peoria is trying out the "PassportParking” app. It's free, as simple as a quick download, and could make feeding quarters into a meter a thing of the past.

January 15, 2016 | Alyssa Paldo

Trains Magazine

Sacramento transit agency releases mobile ticketing app

The Sacramento Regional Transit District has launched a new “RideSacRT” mobile fare app. The app allows customers with Android and iOS smart devices to purchase, save, and use fare for the agency's bus and light rail networks.

January 12, 2016 | Brian Schmidt

Progressive Railroading

SacRT unveils mobile fare payment app

The Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) has launched a new mobile fare payment app, the agency announced last week. The "RideSacRT" app allows riders to purchase, save and use fare for SacRT's light-rail and bus trips on their smartphone.

January 12, 2016 | Press Release

Mass Transit Magazine 

RT Launches New Mobile Fare App

To improve the convenience of buying tickets and passes, the Sacramento Regional Transit District (RT) has launched a new “RideSacRT” mobile fare app. The mobile fare app allows customers to purchase, save and use fare for RT bus and light rail trips directly from a smartphone.

January 5, 2016 | Press Release

Capital Public Radio

Sacramento Regional Transit Rolls Out New Mobile App

You can now plan trips and pay fares on Sacramento’s Regional Transit system using a new smartphone app. Tyler Ward takes RT from Carmichael to her job in downtown Sacramento.

January 5, 2016 | Melody Stone

Fox 40

Riders Can Now Purchase Sac RT Tickets, Passes on Smart Phone

The Sacramento Regional Transit District has launched a new smart phone app, “RideSacRT,” that allows customers to buy, save and use fare for RT bus and light rail trips.

January 4, 2016 | Genny Mclaren

The Sacramento Bee

New RT app allows riders to buy tickets, passes, via smartphones

Sacramento’s Regional Transit has launched a new mobile fare app that allows riders to purchase RT tickets and passes via smartphone. The free RideSacRT app for bus and light-rail trips is part of a six-month pilot program developed by mobile payment provider Passport. Initially, it will offer basic and discount single-ride and daily passes, according to Regional Transit.

January 4, 2016 | Cathy Locke

Beta Boston

The best tech products of 2015

I was all set to write my annual “hits and misses” column about the best and worst tech of the year. Then I realized that I haven’t seen many dead-awful gadgets or programs in 2015. In truth, I’ve avoided them; I only get so much space in the paper, so why waste it on rubbish? Here, then, is the good stuff: my favorite tech of 2015.

December 17, 2015 | Hiawatha Bray

Mobile Payments Today 

Jacksonville Transit rolls with mobile app for bus fare purchases

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority has launched the MyJTA app, a free mobile product for JTA bus fare purchases. The MyJTA app is powered by Passport, a mobile payments provider for transit and parking, and is available for Android and iOS .

December 15, 2015 | Press Release

Mass Transit 

Sacramento Regional Transit to Debut RideSacRT Mobile App

The Sacramento Regional Transit system is announcing a new citywide mobile option for transit fare payments. RideSacRT, developed by mobile payment provider Passport, is launching in January, giving users the ability to plan, track, and pay for their RT trip from their smartphone.

December 14, 2015 | Press Release

Parking Network

Passport Partners with Springfield Parking Authority; Launches Mobile Pay in Downtown Area

Passport, the industry leader in mobile payments for parking and transit, has partnered with the Springfield Parking Authority to bring its mobile payment solution to the downtown Springfield area. Passport’s solution gives drivers the convenience of paying for parking from their smartphone without having to hurry back to the parking meter.

December 9, 2015 | Press Release

Mass Transit

MyJTA App Introduced to Jacksonville Transit Riders

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) has launched the MyJTA app, a mobile solution for JTA bus fare purchases. The MyJTA app is powered by Passport. With My JTA, riders can plan their trip, track JTA transit, and pay for their bus pass all within the app.

December 9, 2015 | Press Release

Yahoo! Finance

Passport to Present at FinovateEurope 2016

Passport, the leading mobile payments provider in parking and transportation, has been selected to demonstrate its mobile innovations at FinovateEurope 2016. The FinovateEurope conference will take place in London on February 9-10 of 2016. The FinovateEurope conference showcases cutting-edge technology in a unique demo-only format. 

December 7, 2015 | Press Release


Parking Woes? There's an App for That

Book the flight online. Check in with an airline app. Google Map the route to the airport -- but you still have to find a parking space. Now there are apps for that, too, run by dozens of startups vying to streamline the fragmented $30 billion parking industry.

December 3, 2015 | Tess Townsend

Parking Network

Michigan State University Partners with Passport to Launch Spot On App

Michigan State University has partnered with Charlotte, NC- based Passport to introduce mobile parking payments to metered parking on campus. The mobile app, Spot On, is custom branded and designed specifically for the University’s parking environment. Drivers on campus are now able to pay for parking right from their smartphone without having to walk up to the pay station.

December 1, 2015 | Press Release

City of Boston

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Transportation Department Invite Residents and Visitors to Use the ParkBoston App and Receive Two Hours of Free Parking at Meters this Holiday Season

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Transportation Department are inviting residents and visitors to use the ParkBoston app and receive two hours of free parking at all metered spaces in the City this holiday season. The two free hours may be used from Friday, November 27th through the end of the day on Saturday, January 2nd.

November 24, 2015 | Press Release


Mayor Walsh launches holiday shopping initiative for local businesses

The campaign is a small business initiative encouraging Boston residents to do their holiday shopping at local businesses. At a celebration held at POP Allston on 89 Brighton Avenue, Walsh announced a series of initiatives to drive traffic to small busineses, including the mayor’s ‘5 on Main’ challenge.

November 21, 2015 |

Parking Network

Passport Expands Along Illinois Metra Line with Upcoming Launches

Passport continues to grow its presence in the Chicago area with upcoming launches along the Metra line in Prospect Heights, Riverside, and Fox Lake this winter season. All locations will offer Passport mobile pay at their Metra Station Lots.

November 18, 2015 | Press Release

Parking Network

Historic Gettysburg Introduces Passport’s Leading Mobile Parking Technology

Parkers in Gettysburg can keep their change! Gettysburg has launched Passport, North America’s leading provider of mobile payments for parking and transit, to the Borough’s 1,100 parking spaces at all on and off-street locations.

November 10, 2015 | Press Release

Charlotte Observer 

Study shows Charlotte lags in start-ups, venture capital

One of the companies to receive venture capital since 2011 is Passport, which allows customers to pay for street parking, and bus and train fares from their smartphones. The company, founded by a former Wells Fargo vice president, Bob Youakim, and Charlie Youakim, has recently won contracts with the cities of Columbia, S.C.; Tucson, Ariz.; and Chicago.

November 1, 2015 | Steve Harrison

City of Boston

Mayor Walsh Host Street Arcade Event to Celebrate the Expansion of ParkBoston App to All Boston Parking Meters

Mayor Martin J. Walsh today hosted a street arcade in the South End to celebrate the expansion of the ParkBoston app to all 8,000 metered parking spaces in the City of Boston. The app allows drivers to quickly and easily pay a meter with their mobile phone, avoiding the hassle of finding quarters or running back to meters to add more time before it expires. To date, there have been more than 150,000 downloads of the app.

October 30, 2015 | Press Release

My FOX Boston

ParkBoston app expands to whole city

The ParkBoston app has now expanded to the entire city, all 8,000 metered spaces. The app allows drivers to pay the meter on their mobile phone, including adding more time, eliminating the need for quarters.

October 30, 2015 | MyFOXBoston

West Hartford Patch

West Hartford Offering One Hour of Free Parking with App

If you were ever curious about using an app to pay for parking, the Town of West Hartford has a one hour free coupon for you to give it a try. From November 2 through November 30, new users who sign up for the PassportParking app can use discount code 860860 for one hour of free parking in West Hartford Center.

October 27, 2015 | Vincent Salzo

New Castle News

Pay by phone parking hits city 

People parking in downtown New Castle now have the option to pay by phone. The city has partnered with Passport to provide the pay by phone service for meter parking. People can use Passport by downloading the PassportParking app or by visiting

October 24, 2015 | Jessica Shelenberger

Press Release

Passport Supports Sustainability in Local Community 

Passport recently sponsored Biketoberfest in the Charlotte, NC area. Sustain Charlotte, a non-profit organization helping to advance a region-wide sustainability movement, hosted the event in the city’s South End. The first-time event promoted sustainable transportation by creating a scavenger hunt for participants, urging them to walk, bike, or take public transportation across 20 different stops.

October 23, 2015 | Press Release

Press Release

Passport Reports Record Q3 Results

"The excitement that our platform brings to change the way people travel around cities is amazing. When you focus on creating quality products that solve real world challenges, the results take care of themselves,” said Brad Powers, Chief Technology Officer.

October 20, 2015 | Press Release

Salem Patch

Passport Parking App Launches in Salem Next Week

Beginning next week, it will be a little bit easier to pay for parking in Salem. Salem will be launching the mobile pay app, PassportParking, for the city’s on-street parking meters on Wednesday, October 14.

October 8, 2015 | Adam Swift


New App "GoTucson" by Passport Offers Easy & Fast Payment Options for Tucson, AZ Drivers and Transit Riders

Drivers and transit riders in Tuscon, AZ who want to easily and quickly pay for on-street parking or purchase transit fares through their iPhone, iPad or Android smartphone, can now download the innovative new multi-purpose app, GoTucson.

October 7, 2015 | PRWeb


Chicago Tribune 

Village Announces New Mobile Payment Parking Option for Commuters

"In the mobile and digital world that we live in, we're pleased to be able to offer another tool that increases the level of service that we provide to our commuters," said Schaumburg's Transportation Director Karyn Robles. "This tool is easy to use, convenient and gives commuters the option to park and quickly board the train with no extra steps in between."

September 29, 2015 | Community Contributor 

The Daily Barometer

Parking meter about to expire? There’s an app for that

The app, called PassportParking, will allow users to pay meter fees at all of OSU’s campus meters from afar using their smartphones. This enables users to add more time to their meters without having to return to the meter.

September 23, 2015 | Lindsay Free

The Sentinel

Passport Parking a success in its first year in Carlisle borough

Figueroa said the implementation of Passport Parking, the continued ability to feed the meter with coins and the rise in cost per parking ticket, $15, has increased meter revenue and decreased the amount of tickets parking enforcement officers are handing out along the street. “I think we have been very happy with how it’s being adopted,” Figueroa said.

September 15, 2015 | Adrian Sipes

Boston Globe

Salem launching mobile-app for parking

Salem is offering a new convenience for people parking in the city. This fall, it is launching a mobile pay app for its parking meters.

September 15, 2015 | John Laidler

The Daily Gamecock

New app makes parking simpler

Well, now you don’t need quarters to park at a meter. All you need is a phone, a credit or debit card and the PassportParking app. PassportParking is an app for smartphones that allows you to pay for meter parking with a debit or credit card. Not only is it super convenient, but the process is super simple.

September 14, 2015 | Morgan Smith

Salem Patch

Salem Launches Mobile Pay App for Lots and Meters

“We are very excited to bring this new technology to Salem,” said Driscoll. “People want a convenient and simple way to pay for parking and this platform provides them with this choice."

September 11, 2015 | Adam Swift

Parking Network

Pay2Park Replaces Current Mobile Parking App With Passport in Buffalo 

“We’re looking forward to launching such a responsive, user friendly system,” said Joe Puinno, President of Pay2Park. “The Passport team has worked with us in order to ensure that this is the most exceptional mobile payment solution we can offer to our parkers. We are very excited to replace our current system with Passport in all of our parking locations.”

September 10, 2015 | Press Release


Smartphone app makes parking easier for Oxford drivers 

If you live in the Oxford area or are traveling that way this fall, parking may have just gotten a littler easier. "Just over the weekend I had several people asking how to use it," said Parking Enforcement Officer Mike Temple.

September 8, 2015 | Katelyn Patterson


Automated System Improves Parking in Downtown Fargo

The new system also brings in the use of technology. Parkers can pay for their sessions and extend the length of time with their smartphone. "The Passport app would give you the ability to pay for your parking or extend by phone without even having to go up to the pay station," Nigg says.

September 7, 2015 | Bianca Buono

The Press Democrat

Santa Rosa rolls out new smartphone app for downtown parking

Santa Rosa is testing a new smartphone application aimed at making it easier to pay for parking downtown, the city’s second such attempt at implementing the mobile payment technology.

September 6, 2015 | Kevin McCallum

Parking Network

Santa Rosa Selects Passport as New Mobile Pay Provider

An easier way to pay for parking has arrived in the City of Santa Rosa, CA. The City is proud to announce the introduction of Passport, the industry leader in mobile payments for parking and transit, to conduct a pilot project for the City’s on and off-street parking meters on Fourth Street and in Lot 15 and Lot D.

September 3, 2015

The Daily Wildcat

The seven apps to help you succeed this academic year

All UA students, staff and faculty can download a free 14-day pass with the new GoTucson app for the Sun Link. Keep your pass updated and on hand at all times with this app.

August 25, 2015 |  Christianna Silva


Downtown Hamilton parking meters now payable via smartphone app

The wait for the installation of a new smartphone app for parking meters around the city is over. Motorists will now be able to use their smartphone to feed most of the meters downtown. City Manager Joshua Smith said Hamilton has partnered with Passport, a company that specializes in mobile payments for parking and transit, to provide the option for drivers to pay for parking from their mobile phones.

August 20, 2015 | Wayne Baker

University of Mississippi News

New Parking App Available for UM and Oxford Drivers

The University of Mississippi and the City of Oxford are launching the PassportParking app this month, giving drivers the luxury of paying for parking from their smartphone. Passport will be available at all metered spaces on campus and throughout the city.

August 13, 2015 | Christina Steube

Parking Network 

Passport Inspires Future Women In Technology

“At Passport, we feel strongly that every woman should be given the encouragement and knowledge base in order to pursue their passions,” said Brad Powers, Chief Technology Officer at Passport. “It is alarming that out of the 78% of school-aged girls who have an interest in STEM, only 25% of women make up the STEM workforce. It’s very important to begin empowering girls at a young age, and we wanted to be able to make a difference in shaping these young girls’ lives.”

August 13, 2015 | Press Release

Parking Network 

Passport Expands In Pennsylvania as the Leader in Mobile Payments for Parking

Passport announces its expansion in Pennsylvania with the recent deployment in the Borough of Swarthmore and upcoming launches in the City of New Castle and the Borough of Gettysburg.

August 4, 2015 | Press Release

Columbia Star

Tap an app to pay for parking

In just a few days, Columbia residents won’t have to worry about their parking meter expiring in the middle of an important pitch to a client or to an attentive date. Columbia Parking Service Director John David Spade has the news: “Starting Monday, August 3, you’ll be able to tap an app on your phone and pay or add time to your parking meter remotely.”

July 31, 2015 | City of Columbia

Cola Daily

City of Columbia launches PassportParking mobile app for downtown meters

Users can pay for parking through the app and get reminder notifications to add time to their meters. Passport also has a merchant validation program for business owners. Businesses can give out a validation code to customers or can authorize automatic validation through the app when a patron enters a participating business.

July 28, 2015 | Kelly Petty

The Michigan Chronicle

City of Detroit Launches Park Detroit Mobile App

ParkDetroit represents a citywide upgrade to the city’s on-street parking system, which includes partially solar-powered pay stations now being installed throughout the city. Coupled with the pay stations, the ParkDetroit mobile app provides several new features for convenience that give motorists a more positive and customer-friendly experience when parking throughout the city.

July 28, 2015 | AJ Williams

Detroit Free Press

City of Detroit Unveils App for Modern Parking System

Detroit's chief operating officer, Gary Brown, details the new ParkDetroit app and new parking meters rolling out across the city. Brown urged Detroiters and suburbanites who work in or visit the city to download the app, “because we suspect it will become a major part of your daily lives moving throughout the city.”

July 28, 2015 | Matt Helms

Parking Network 

Passport Q2 ‘15 Shows Impressive 31% Growth from Q1; Over 32,000 Parking Spaces Added

“Our strong Q2 results demonstrate continued enthusiasm for our municipal transportation platforms, and we’re excited to move into the second half of the year with incredible momentum. Years ago, mobile payments were merely an ‘added convenience’ for cities,” said Khristian Gutierrez, Chief Business Development Officer at Passport, “but Passport has established mobile payments as a critical component for urban transportation systems."

July 28, 2015 | Press Release 


Up and Coming Startups in the Up and Coming City

Passport is a company that is seeking to change city parking for good by providing transit companies services that improve overall operations. Based in Charlotte, they help various cities, including Chicago, Boston, and even Toronto.

July 27, 2015 | Tim McElroy

New Castle News

Pay-by-phone parking coming to New Castle

People soon will be able to use smartphones to pay for parking in downtown New Castle.
City council approved an agreement Thursday with Passport of Charlotte, N.C., to allow people to pay with their phones rather than using coins for parking meters.

July 25, 2015 | Local News

ABC Columbia

New Payment Option For Downtown Parking

"It's just a different time and different generation, people don’t carry around change and cash as much anymore so it's just that much better of an idea," said Johnson. 

July 24, 2015 | Jennifer Ready

Cincinnati Enquirer

Have you used Cincy's new parking app? We did

Our favorite part about the app had to be the notification option (which you must enable when starting the app). The app will send a notification when you reach the 10-minutes-remaining mark for your spot. Upon opening the app from the notification, you'll have the option to add additional time onto your spot -- regardless of where you're located. In our first use, everything operated without a glitch.

July 24, 2015 | Henry Molski

WKRC Cincinnati 

City launches mobile parking meter app

"And you can set it up so it gives you alerts 15 minutes before your time expires,” said Oscar Bedolla the city’s Director of Community and Economic Development. “So it’s a convenient way of paying to park in the city.”

July 23, 2015 | Joe Webb

WCPO Cincinnati 

Drivers can now pay Cincinnati parking meters using their smartphones

Parking at a meter in Cincinnati just got easier for drivers with smartphones. Cincinnati followed the lead of dozens of other major cities across the U.S. Thursday by initiating a mobile payment option for more than 4,000 on-street parking meters.

July 23, 2015 | Pat LaFleur

Free times 

City to Introduce Mobile App for Parking Meters

On Aug. 3, the city will start a partnership with Passport. Users will be able to download a PassportParking app, which will allow them to pay for parking at metered spaces in the city.

July 22, 2015 | Chris Trainor

ParkBoston app expands to five more Boston neighborhoods

Parking in Beacon Hill, the North End, the West End, Charlestown, or Downtown? Feel free to leave your quarters at home, as meters are now equipped with mobile payment technology.

July 22, 2015 | Justine Hofherr


Passport Transforms University Parking Technology Nationwide

Passport, the industry leader in mobile payments for parking and transit, proudly announces its expansion to numerous university campuses this summer. Earlier this summer, Passport launched on the Auraria Higher Education Center, Weber State University, and University of Central Florida campuses.

July 21, 2015 | Press Release

South End Patch

ParkBoston App Allows Hassle-Free Meter Payments

"The ParkBoston app is one of the many ways we’re making city government more efficient and effective for Boston’s residents and visitors,” said Mayor Martin J. Walsh. “More and more of our drivers are taking advantage of ParkBoston and we’re excited to be able to expand into even more neighborhoods by the end of the summer.”

July 21, 2015 | Frank O'Laughlin

Women In Parking Matters

Women In Parking Spotlight - Alex Wells

"Alexandra has taken on a leadership position on her team in expanding the Passport footprint, specifically in the Northeast region. She has also helped establish and maintain client relationships across the country as well as internationally, continuously showcasing the technology that is revolutionizing parking."

July 21, 2015 | Marcy Sparrow


Use parking apps to find lots, garages, valet, and meters

Every lot operator or municipal entity partners with an individual app provider, so you may wind up with several of these installed for use in a city or for travel. Besides the four below, you’ll find city-specific apps that are 'white label,' versions of the same app customized by the developer for a specific client. This includes ParkChicago and ParkBoston, made by Passport.

July 20, 2015 | Glenn Fleishman


Parking Goes Mobile at Weber State University with Passport Mobile App

Drivers on campus won’t need to worry about running back to feed the meter! Weber State University is introducing Passport, the leading provider of mobile payments for parking and transit, to allow for drivers to pay for parking right from their mobile phone.

July 13, 2015 | Press Release


10 Essential Mobile Apps for Toronto Commuters

Far behind many of the world’s top cities, Toronto has finally entered the age of mobile pay for parking! This app geo-locates Green P parking lots around users or near a specific location, offers all the relevant information about pricing and times, and now allows users to pay through desktop, mobile and by classic cell phone as well.

July 9, 2015 | Vector

Perspectives Magazine

Meter Made

"Our mindset is we're trying to fix problems. We brainstorm about how we can improve current situations that folks are dealing with and have our ear to the ground," said Bob Youakim.

Spring 2015 Issue | Tom Hanlon

Parking Today 

Passport: Starting From the Bottom 

Gutierrez reiterated the company’s successful philosophy. “Our customers shaped just about every aspect of the product you see today, from Private Label applications to our operator wallet system and our backend management platform. All of that was designed by industry experts — our customers."

July 3, 2015 | Parking Today


Ad Age

Mobile Trackers at Shops and Bars Pay For Parking 

"It's a small gesture, but we've gotten a ton of feedback that it actually has a huge effect on ," said Eric Feunekes, VP-growth marketing for Hotspot Merchant Solutions. Passport partners with parking authorities and municipalities to facilitate the parking payments, and Hotspot's network of beacons pick up on the presence of either app when people visit shop and restaurant locations with Hotspot beacons.

June 26, 2015 | Kate Kaye

My Timmons Now

New App Lets You Pay for Parking With Your Phone 

You will soon be able to pay for parking with your smartphone. A new app called PassportParking is letting drivers pay without having to actually go to the meters. You can download the app, and pay from your office, meetings, or anywhere else in the city. Mayor Steve Black says it’s a great initiative.

June 24, 2015 | Taylor Ablett

Parking Network

Passport Announces Partnership with Genetec, the Global Provider of License-Plate Recognition Solutions, to Offer Exceptional Integrated Service to Clients

“We’re excited to partner with Genetec in order to provide this seamless solution to our shared clients moving forward,” said Khristian Gutierrez, Chief Business Development Officer at Passport. “These technologies complement each other in a way that creates the most efficient parking enforcement process possible. This partnership will prove to be advantageous to us as well as our clients, and we’re thrilled to continue to build this relationship for years to come.”

June 23, 2015 | Press Release



Clean Technology is Good Business

If handled well, environmental impacts and costs related to transportation can be reduced, even while revenues increase. Salt Lake City, as an example, recently adopted a new system named Park SLC, powered by tech company, Passport.

June 22, 2015 | Larry Myler



7 Considerations Before Launching Your Platform

"Infrastructure is extremely important when designing and building new systems, says Brad Powers, Chief Technology Officer at Passport. I've seen awesome systems work flawlessly when they are released but when you add a couple thousand users the system becomes unsustainable because it was poorly written and doesn't have the hardware to support the growth or ability to recover from hardware failures."

June 14, 2015 | Adam Fridman


Passport's co-CEO, Bob Youakim, Speaks to Technology's Vital Role in Transportation at Transport Chicago Conference in Chicago, IL 

Passport’s co-CEO, Bob Youakim, will speak at the annual Transport Chicago conference on June 12th. Transport Chicago is an annual conference held in Chicago, Illinois, that provides a forum for the exchange of knowledge in transportation research, policy, and practice. Youakim will be focusing on how mobile payment technology is transforming transportation as well as the benefits for cities in implementing multimodal applications for parking and transportation.

June 12, 2015 | Emily Wilson

Cape Coral Community News

City to Launch Mobile Payment App for Boat Trailer Parking

“This parking initiative is one that we’re very excited about,” said Kerry Runyon, Cape Coral Parks Superintendent. “It’s going to be very convenient for drivers to not have to worry about stopping at a meter to pay to park their boat trailers. We trust Passport to launch this system since they’ve proven themselves to be the leader in this type of parking technology.”

June 11, 2015 | City of Cape Coral Press Release

NBC2 News

Cape Rolling Out New Payment App for Boat Trailer Parking

Starting Monday Cape Coral will introduce a new way for boat owners to pay to park their trailers at the city's boat ramps using smartphones. We went Wednesday to Horton's Park Boat Ramp with a preview of the app. Instead of pay stations, the city is switching over to a new system called Passport.

June 10, 2015 | George Solis

The Daily Barometer

Parking Services Looks Into Mobile Options

According to Meredith Williams, associate director of Parking Services, and Hank Kemper, field manager for Parking Services, the service will provide additional convenient options for parking payments overall. “Customers may pay for metered parking without carrying a bunch of coins around,” Kemper said. “The service will also send a text message to the customer when their time is about to expire and allow them to purchase more time if they need to. Another benefit is being able to track what you spend on parking in a year.”

June 2, 2015 | Abigail Erickson


Companies With Solutions

Founded in 2010 by Bob and Charlie Youakim, Passport’s purpose is to make the transit and parking process effortless through the combination of innovation and technology. After seeing inefficiencies of the traffic and transit space, Bob and Charlie created Passport. Passport uses a combination of parking and transit in one all-inclusive pass enabling users to ride the train and pay for parking at the same time.

June 1, 2015 | Brian Magnosi

My Suburban Life

Lombard Introduces New Parking Payment Options

New electronic pay boxes and a pay-by-phone option are now available to Lombard Metra users, according to a village news release. 

June 1, 2015 | Suburban Life Media

ParkSLC News

Salt Lake City Successfully Deploys Private Label Mobile Payments App, ParkSLC

Salt Lake City recently replaced their existing mobile payments provider with their own customized ParkSLC mobile payments app. Check out the news articles below to find out more about this great new service!

May 14, 2015 | Passport

Peoria Public Radio

Peoria Council OKs Mobile Payment Parking Program

City Public Works Director Mike Rogers says people can download the Passport mobile app to their smartphones to make it easier to pay parking meters: “You don’t have to run back out and feed the meter again. You’re going to get a text message that says ’15 minutes, your time is about to expire. Do you want to add more money to your meter?”

May 12, 2015 | Alex Rusciano

The Journal News

New app makes parking payments easier in White Plains

Versions of the app, developed by Charlotte, North Carolina-based Passport, are being used in several cities including Boston, Chicago, and Toronto. It replaces the 4-year-old Pay-By-Phone system White Plains had been using, which charged a 35-cent convenience fee. The ParkWhitePlains app will charge 20 cents.”

May 2, 2015 | Richard Liebson

White Plains Patch

White Plains Launches New Parking App

“'The new ParkWhitePlains app will make paying for parking easier, faster, more convenient and more reliable,' officials said in a statement. 'Its innovative technology will help you locate public parking facilities in the city and offer merchant validation, so when you patronize your favorite stores and restaurants you can now also receive parking discounts.'

May 4, 2015 | Alfred Branch

Press Release

Passport Q1 ‘15 Brings 55% Growth in Revenue From Q4 ‘14; 27 Launches

“Our 60% RFP win rate in the quarter speaks to the success that comes with a client-focused approach.” said Bob Youakim, Passport co-CEO. “We are on pace to save our clients millions of dollars with our wallet programs while we also give them branding and control to support their own regional parking networks. We’re bringing exciting changes to the parking industry.”

April 29, 2015 | Emily Wilson

Peoria Journal Star

Peoria plans to test app that allows mobile parking payment

“What this is going to do for our city is to try to bring us into the technology age,” city Public Works Director Mike Rogers said. “We’re not taking away from anybody who doesn’t use technology, but we’re adding to the level of ways in which people can operate.”

April 27, 2015 | Nick Vlahos

Delaware County Times

New parking meters 'getting closer' in Swarthmore, PA

[Passport] enables payment for meter parking through smartphones, including remotely adding time for the longer duration meters. “It won’t take much time to learn how to use it. The system even alerts you 10 minutes before the meter expires,” said Councilman David Grove.

April 15, 2015 | Susan L. Serbin

WTKR NewsChannel 3

New app makes feeding Norfolk parking meters easier

Diana Augustine was bailed out this afternoon by Norfolk’s new parking meter app. “It’s nice because I didn’t have enough change in my car and so I could just plug in and downloaded it when I was here.” Augustine didn’t even have to run back out to more money on the meter. “It let me know it was close and I actually went ahead and did another 2 hours on mine while I wasn’t standing at the meter."

April 10, 2015 | Becca Mitchell


To pay parking meters in Champaign, there's now an app for that

The city partnered with Passport, a company that develops pay-by-phone technology in major metros across the country, and created MobileMeter, a new app developed specifically for Champaign drivers that let's them park and pay with the swipe of a screen. "It allows them to do everything from pay for the parking space to extend if they need additional time," said Passport's Nathan Berry.

April 1, 2015 | WAND Staff

Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

No change for the meter? No Problem

The city partnered with Passport, a leader in mobile payments for parking and transit, in developing the app. Passport serves more Illinois municipalities, universities, and private parking operators than any other mobile payment provider. The company also developed ParkChicago, Chicago's mobile parking payment application.

April 1, 2015 | Mary Schenk


ParkBoston App To Work On All City Meters By End Of Summer

The announcement follows January’s pilot of the ParkBoston app, which worked with meters in a small section of the Back Bay, as transportation officials evaluated its usefulness over nine weeks. The app was downloaded more than 15,000 times and used more than 12,000 times by those parking in that area, Wednesday’s statement said.

April 1, 2015 | Alyssa Creamer


City of Columbia opts for smartphone payment program for downtown parking meters

Parking is about to get a little easier in Columbia with a new program powered by smartphones. Columbia City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved an agreement with Charlotte-based firm PassportParking to offer mobile and online payment services. “Not everyone carries a bunch of quarters with them,” said Parking Services Director John Spade. “What we’ve been doing is looking for more convenient ways for people to pay for their parking.”

March 18, 2015 | Kelly Petty

DelCo Times

Swarthmore eyes mobile payment tech for parking meters

SWARTHMORE >> The borough is in the midst of revising its parking structure. It will start with technology. Council will enter into a software licensing agreement with PassportParking the first pay-by-phone service provider to offer a completely integrated suite of mobile payment solutions. Councilman David Creagan, public safety committee chair, said the program will apply to all borough meters regardless of the different lengths of time allowable. 

March 12, 2015 | Susan L. Serbin

The Oregonian

New app makes paid parking at Washington Park, Oregon Zoo, easier

Visitors to Portland's Washington Park and the Oregon Zoo can now pay for parking at the regional attractions on their smartphones. The Portland Bureau of Parks & Recreation and the park's transportation management nonprofit partnered with PassportParking, a Charlotte-based company, to provide the free app. Victor Sanders, parks program specialist, said the app is a response to concerns from park customers, who worried about having to monitor time at the zoo or other attractions before heading back to feed the meters.

March 12, 2015 | Andrew Theen

koin6 News

New parking app unveiled at Washington Park

A new parking app will make it easier for visitors to Washington Park to feed the meters while they’re strolling the grounds. The PassportParking app is free and is being offered through a partnership with Portland Parks & Rec and the Washington Park Transportation Management Association. The app will allow visitors to pay for parking with any mobile device, officials said in a release. Visitors can use it when they first arrive or add time during their visit.

March 12, 2015 | KOIN 6 News Staff


Portland Parks & Recreation’s Washington Park Introduces New, Free Pay-by-Phone Parking App, Passport

Complus Data Innovations, Inc. (Complus), is proud to announce a newly developed interface with mobile payment specialists, Passport, enhancing their current suite of partner integrations. Utilizing Passport’s mobile payment capabilities and the Complus-designed handheld application, parking enforcement personnel will now be able to view up-to-the-minute information on their handheld ticket writer, resulting in better payment compliance among parking motorists and more efficient parking enforcement for the municipality, university or private parking operator.

March 12, 2015

Parking Network

Complus Data Innovations Unveils Real-Time Handheld Interface with Passport

Complus Data Innovations, Inc. (Complus), is proud to announce a newly developed interface with mobile payment specialists, Passport, enhancing their current suite of partner integrations. Utilizing Passport’s mobile payment capabilities and the Complus-designed handheld application, parking enforcement personnel will now be able to view up-to-the-minute information on their handheld ticket writer, resulting in better payment compliance among parking motorists and more efficient parking enforcement for the municipality, university or private parking operator.

March 11, 2015


Videos: Toronto Excited for the launch of private label app: Green P

Passport, the leader in mobile technology for parking and transit, launched the updated Green P App in Toronto, providing a mobile payment solution for parking for the Toronto Parking Authority. Linked above are video from local news, the parking authority and Toronto's Mayor.

March 9, 2015

Press Release

Video: Mobile Pay Parking Has Arrived in Toronto!

The Toronto Parking Authority developed the updated Green P App in collaboration with mobile payment specialists, Passport, Inc. Passport is North America’s largest provider of mobile payment services for parking and transit supporting programs in over 1,000 locations across 43 states and provinces, including Victoria, BC, Chicago, IL and Boston, MA.

March 5, 2015

CP24 Toronto

New Green P app will allow Toronto drivers to pay for parking on smartphone

Mayor John Tory and the Toronto Parking Authority announced Thursday that the city will be rolling out a new Green P mobile app that will allow drivers to use their phones to purchase parking time, track their parking history and extend time remotely at a number of Green P lots across Toronto. “The new Green P app is going to give customers I think the best possible parking experience,” [Toronto mayor John] Tory said. “I just think this kind of approach makes sense.”

March 5, 2015

Toronto Star

Toronto motorists can now pay for parking using smartphones

Motorists who pay for all kinds of things with their smartphones can now add to that list parking in Toronto’s outdoor Green P lots. City-owned Toronto Parking Authority unveiled a free app and said that, by the end of spring, motorists should be able to use it to pay to park — and remotely extend their time if needed — at all outdoor Green P lots that currently use “pay and display” machines.

March 5, 2015

Parking Network

Industry’s Leading Mobile Pay Solution now available in Downtown Charleston

Palmetto Parking, Charleston’s locally owned and operated full-service parking company, is proud to announce it has successfully deployed PassportParking, Passport’s world-class mobile parking payment service in Downtown Charleston. “Being able to pay with my phone provides me with a whole new level of convenience and flexibility when it comes to paying for parking,” said local resident, Tara Cooper. “Currently, the only way to pay for these lots is through a cash box so, if you forget to stop by the ATM, you’re out of luck. With Passport, I never have to worry about having cash on hand when I leave for work in the morning.”

February 24, 2015

CR80 News

NC State enables mobile pay for campus parking

Students, faculty and visitors to North Carolina State’s campus can forget about feeding parking meters, as the university has launched a new service that enables parking payments via mobile phones. The solution is called Passport, a mobile parking payments service, and is being offered for parking spaces across campus. In addition to paying for parking spots, the service also pushes reminders to drivers’ devices before their parking meter expires and gives them the ability to extend their session without having to physically return to the meter. 

January 27, 2015 | Andrew Hudson

Parking Network

Statewide Procurement Results Selects Passport as the Premier Mobile Payment Platform

he Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) has announced its selection of Passport as the highly recommended vendor of mobile pay services after an exhaustive RFP process for various types of parking services. As a result of this collective procurement process, any municipality in the state of Massachusetts will now have the option to contract directly with any of the approved vendors.

January 21, 2015

The Daily Free Press

Mayor Walsh launches ParkBoston to simplify parking

Currently, the app is only available for 400 metered parking spots in the Back Bay neighborhood, but the City hopes to bring the service to all 8,000 metered parking spaces in Boston by the end of 2015, said Tracey Ganiatsos, public information manager for the Boston Transportation Department. “So far, our pilot period in the Back Bay has been successful. People can pay with coins or with their smartphones,” Ganiatsos said. “We want to make parking more convenient in the city.” ParkBoston is part of a larger initiative by Mayor Martin Walsh to implement technology throughout the city, Carter said.

January 20, 2015 | Caroline Lord


Tucson parking meter app replaces fists full of quarters

Oh, those pesky parking meters, but now you can quit digging for quarters to feed them. The city of Tucson has 500 new parking meters that not only take credit cards, they let you pay by smartphone, and even add time without that desperate race to avoid a ticket. The City of Tucson's put up five hundred meters that can connect through an app. You can pay, get a warning when it's time to add money, and feed the meter by remote control. The app needs your credit card but it makes it easy to do that. It will actually scan the card and enter it for you. The application called “GoTucson” is available for Android and iPhone.

January 15, 2015 | Craig Smith

Arizona Daily Star

New city app lets you remotely feed the meter

“The app communicates to the meters,” Park-Tucson Administrator Donovan Durband said. By downloading the app, users can log in after parking, tell the app where they are and pay for the amount of time needed. The app also allows users to remotely add more time to a parking meter. Durband said the app affords drivers the convenience of not having to carry change around or rushing back to a parking spot to feed the meter. Durband said the department operates as a self-sustaining entity that doesn’t require tax money to fund.

January 15, 2015 | Patrick McNamara

Press Release

City of Boston Mayor announces ParkBoston

The City of Boston is implementing a new technology that will allow drivers to pay for parking without the hassle of feeding meters. Using the new ParkBoston app, drivers in Boston can easily pay for parking, receive reminders before their session expires and extend their session without having to hurry back to the meter. Drivers can take advantage of the new ParkBoston service beginning January 2015.

January 14, 2015


You No Longer Need Quarters to Feed Your Parking Meter

ParkBoston, which is free to download on iOS and Android devices, is a platform that allows users to pay their parking meters through a mobile transaction. Users need simply enter valid credit card information, the zone number, license plate and length of stay, and users can feed the meter remotely. "Soon, you won't have to fumble for quarters to pay the parking meter," said Mayor Walsh during his address. "You can download the ParkBoston app right now."

January 14, 2015 | Nick DeLuca


I just used the City of Boston’s new parking app, ParkBoston

In his first State of the City address last night, Mayor Martin Walsh announced that the City of Boston is launching a new parking program that allows users to pay for metered parking spaces through a mobile app. I was one of the first people to use ParkBoston. It was easy to use, and it actually worked.The parking app, which was a collaboration between the Boston Transportation Department, the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, and Charlotte, NC-based PassportParking, Inc., has a slick design — the greeting page is overlaid on a map of Boston, and couldn’t have been easier to use. All in all, it was a cool experience, one that many Boston commuters will get to experience soon.

January 14, 2015 | Dennis Keohane

The Boston Globe

Parking app goes live in parts of the Back Bay

ParkBoston, a parking app unveiled by Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh at the State of the City address Tuesday, goes live Wednesday on eight streets in the Back Bay. The city said that users of metered parking around the Public Garden and the shopping district to its west would be able to Pay for their parking meters from their smartphones. The area is bordered by Boylston Street on the south, Beacon Street on the north, Dartmouth Street on the west, and Charles Street on the east. Walsh’s office said the service would be rolled out to the city’s other 8,000 parking meters in “the coming months,” but would not provide a timeline, saying it needed to evaluate its record in the trial area first.

January 14, 2015 | Jack Newsham

Boston Magazine

ParkBoston: Pay for Parking on Your Smartphone

When it comes to public parking in Boston, change is in the air. During his first-ever “State of the City” address on Tuesday night, which took place at Symphony Hall in front of 2,500 people, Mayor Marty Walsh announced —amongst other things—that the city was rolling out a new mobile app that will let drivers searching for a place to park their car pay for meters using their smartphones. “Now you’ll have the option of using your phone instead of paying the parking meter with quarters,” Walsh said during his address. Called ParkBoston, the free app, which was made by North Carolina-based PassportParking, is available on both iTunes and the Android store. 

January 13, 2015

Parking Network

Tucson Leverages New Technology to Develop App for Both Parking And Transit

The City of Tucson has announced the release of GoTucson, a service that will allow users to pay for on-street parking and purchase transit fares through a mobile application. Developed in partnership with Charlotte, NC-based Passport, GoTucson will provide a simple, unified, and intuitive tool to dramatically improve the experience of visiting and exploring Tucson. “We are excited to be the first city in the world to offer an app for both parking and transit,” said Carlos de Leon, Deputy Director of Transportation for the City of Tucson.  

January 13, 2015

Parking Network

Interstate Parking Company expands mobile payment throughout the City of Milwaukee

“We are pleased to be partnering with Passport to expand the mobile payment option to Milwaukee drivers,” said Tony Janowiec of Interstate Parking Company. “Mobile payment offers drivers incredible flexibility and convenience by eliminating the need to stop at the pay station or to rush back to their vehicles when they are running out of time. With Passport Mobile Pay, our customers can pay from the comfort of their vehicle, which is especially nice during inclement weather. We chose Passport’s technology because it is by far the industry’s most convenient, customer friendly, and intuitive.”

January 6, 2015

Parking Network

Learn about Passport’s expansion, on

Passport has deployed its mobile solutions throughout the US and Canada and has pioneered the process of creating payment solutions that allow parking operators to provide best-in-class technology to their customers without sacrificing control of their brands. Prior to Passport, only off-the-shelf and vendor-branded applications were available to agencies looking to add additional payment options. Applications like “ParkChicago” and “ParkVictoria” have allowed these municipalities to not only brand its systems, but also customize the user experience into native applications.

December 23, 2014

Times Colonist | Victoria, British Columbia

Parking app lets Victoria drivers pay on the go

The City of Victoria has introduced a parking app that allows drivers to pay for on-street spots using an iPhone, iPad, Android smartphone or tablet. Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps said the system is good for the city. “Victoria is tech town,” she said. “We are Tectoria and we are now creating our own apps to make the No. 1 problem in downtown Victoria just a little bit easier.” 

December 7, 2014 | Jeff Bell

City of Victoria | Victoria, British Columbia

ParkVictoria Mobile Payment App for On-Street Parking Available at App Store and Google Play

Paying for on-street parking just got easier. Motorists can now pay for on-street parking using their iPhone, iPad, Android smart phone or tablet by downloading the free ParkVictoria app from the App Store or Google PlayParkVictoria allows motorists to pay for on-street parking at any numbered downtown parking space, while on-the-go or from the comfort of their vehicle. There is no need to visit a pay station or parking meter.

December 5, 2014

iPhone in Canada | Victoria, British Columbia

Victoria Launches ‘ParkVictoria’ to Pay for Parking from your iPhone

British Columbia’s capital city finally has an app to allow residents to pay for street parking from their smartphone. What makes ParkVictoria’s system unique is it allows people to shut off their parking time when they are finished—and get refunded any remaining time. According to Husu, to his knowledge only St. John’s, N.L. and down in San Diego are the only other North American cities that offer parking refunds.

December 7, 2014 | Gary NG

Business North Carolina

Lot full: A Charlotte startup thinks it's the future of parking.

PassportParking Inc.’s new headquarters is fairly boilerplate for a tech startup, which is to say it’s very cool. Across the street from a craft brewery in Charlotte’s trendy South End neighborhood, the 8,500-square-foot renovated warehouse is a mostly open floor plan, with employees — the dress code runs from yoga pants to chinos — grouped in three-desk pods. There are pingpong and foosball tables and an Xbox that can be played on a projection screen, as well as a couple of bottles of brown liquor on a table near the refrigerator. 

November 18, 2014 | Leah Hughes and Spencer Campbell

Times Observer | Warren, Pennsylvania

Parking With A ‘Passport’

Parking meters aren't what they used to be. The age of continually dumping coins in meters as the only means of parking is no more as the City of Warren is rolling out service with Passport Parking, a mobile parking payment service, that will allow people to pay via voice telephone, an app or mobile web application.

November 17, 2014 | Josh Cotton

WHAS 11 Lousiville

Pilot parking system only allows cell phone payments

"It's not cost effective to put meters everywhere," Tiffany Smith, director of Parking Authority of River City  said. New meters cost the city 800 dollars each to install, and then another 60 dollars a year to maintain. A pay-by-cell system allows them to save hundreds of dollars.

November 12, 2014 

The Doings Clarendon Hills

Pay-by-phone option up and running for commuter parking

“This really is a convenience for people who want to park and get on the train and don’t want to have to carry a bunch of quarters around to feed a meter,” Police Chief Ted Jenkins said. “The system really works well. It’s easy and allows you to even call on your phone and add time to your meter if you’re running late in getting back.”

October 22, 2014 

Journal Star

1,500 use new pay-by-phone parking meters

About 1,500 people have used the new option to pay for parking at meters by phone. “Paying by mobile phone provides drivers with a whole new level of convenience and flexibility when it comes to paying for parking,” said Wayne Mixdorf, city parking manager. “With this service, customers no longer have to worry about having enough change for parking or running back to a meter to add more time.”

September 25, 2014 

The Sentinel

Parking in Carlisle? There’s an app for that

Drivers in downtown Carlisle can now turn to their smartphone to pay for parking.The borough officially rolled out the online system for feeding the meter on Wednesday. Drivers can now pay for metered parking using Passport Parking, a third-party system that uses a smartphone app, text messaging, telephone calls and online methods of payment for parking.

September 17, 2014 

The Daily Illini

Champaign City Council approves pay-by-cell parking service

Finding spare change to pay for parking meters can be stressful, but that’s soon going to change. Beginning in November, people parking in Champaign will have the option to feed the meter from the convenience of their cell phones. The Champaign City Council voted 9-0 to enter a five-year, $75,000 contract with PassportParking, Inc. to provide pay-by-cell parking services. It’s the largest provider of pay-by-cell services regionally, according to a study session report. 

September 17, 2014 

Daily Nebraskan

Downtown Lincoln implements pay-by-phone parking

Rather than having to dig for loose change, drivers in downtown Lincoln can now pay for parking time, extend a parking session and receive notifications before a parking session expires, all from their cell phone. The benefits? “It’s easier not having to use change and not having to walk up to the parking meter, especially when it’s cold,” said Tony Bisesi, Republic Parking manager said.

September 15, 2014 

Lincoln Journal Star

Pay-by-phone parking is here

And by mid-September, people will be able to use their smartphones — or even a dumb flip phone — to pay for parking at any of the 2,400 metered parking spaces downtown and in the Haymarket. Parking workers are in the process of putting decals on every parking meter that explain how to pay online or use a smartphone app or flip phone. Each decal also contains a pair of numbers unique to each meter, to be used when paying for the spot.

September 7, 2014 

Parking Network

Mobile Payments for Parking Comes to Campus at St. Cloud State University

“The ease that comes with payment via Passport’s service delivers a new convenience and flexibility when it comes to parking,” said Georgian Gross, Parking Coordinator for St. Cloud State University. “Empty pockets or an expired meter is less of a worry. Now, in 20 seconds, parkers can pay or extend their parking session from anywhere on campus.”

September 2, 2014 

Daily Local News

West Chester parking director tries to create positive ticketing image

The program, called Pay-By-Cell, will be supported by a group called Passport Parking and will start in the borough on Sept. 22. The app will not cost the borough any money, but will charge users a surcharge of $0.25. Pay-By-Cell will even text users 15 minutes before their meter is about to expire and will give them the option of paying for more time if they haven’t reached the borough’s three hour limit.

August 30, 2014 


Mobile apps transforming the future of parking

Bryce Robertson, 20, of Highland Park, Illinois, uses the PassportParking app when he parks at the train station. This way he doesn't need to carry spare change, is notified when time on his parking space is running low and can then refill it remotely.

"My drives to the train station sometimes can cut it really close to where if I had to manually pay for parking, I would have missed my train," Robertson said. "As long as I check my space number when I'm running from my car to the train, I can pay for parking while on the train."

June 25, 2014 

Parking Network

Service allows residents to pay for parking with smartphone app

“The PassportParking technology is so easy to use, it will be one more reason people will love coming to the River District.” – Don Paight, Executive Director of FMCRA. PassportParking also includes an option for downtown businesses to provide their customers with a discount code, which would allow the businesses to pay for either all or some portion of their customer's parking. Should the businesses choose to utilize this option, drivers who log into using Passport’s one-touch Facebook log in can find nearby businesses that offer the parking "discounts."

August 19, 2014