Toronto, March 5, 2015 – The Toronto Parking Authority (TPA) today announced the roll out of the new Green P App. It replaces the existing Green P parking location app.
An exciting feature of this updated app is Green P Mobile Pay. This is a new initiative being introduced as an easy and convenient way to pay for parking in Green P lots with pay and display machines.
“Our mission at Green P is to provide the best possible parking experience, ” said TPA Board Chair Michael Tziretas. “The new Green P App gives our customers an even higher level of convenience when they use Green P parking services.”
After downloading the app and creating an account, customers will be able to purchase parking time, track their parking history, and extend their parking time remotely. There is also an alert reminder to advise consumers when their parking session is about to expire.
“The new Green P App is an example of how the City is bringing its operations into the 21s century,” said Toronto Mayor John Tory. “As Mayor, I am committed to modernizing both the services the City offers and the way they are delivered for Toronto residents. Our role is not to fight the future but to make Toronto a more future-ready city. I applaud the efforts of the Toronto Parking Authority for delivering a payment option that is both convenient and cutting-edge.”
To ensure an effective roll out of the Mobile Pay option, it will be introduced in phases. This phased approach ensures the compliance of all parking payment equipment and machines – making it an easy and seamless transition for Toronto parkers.
Effective shortly, mobile pay will be available in select non-gated lots (pay and display lots) across the city. As mobile pay becomes available these lots will have signs to clearly identify them as mobile pay lots. The number of non-gated lots where the new service is in effect will increase weekly until all non-gated lots are covered under the new platform. This is expected to occur in late spring of this year. The current pay and display machines will remain in place as a payment option.
Parking rates will remain the same as those currently applied, and there will be no additional fees for the new mobile payment application.
“The TPA is committed to providing our customers with safe, attractive, self-sustaining, and conveniently located public parking”, said TPA President Lorne Persiko. “The unwavering efforts by the TPA board and staff to bring customers this added convenience is another example of that commitment.”
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.
The free Green P App is available for download on the App Store and Google Play.
To learn more please visit www.greenp.com.
Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Passport is an industry-leading mobile payments company specializing in integrated urban mobility solutions. The company provides the most advanced technology that allows parking and transit agencies to manage operations more effectively and efficiently and better serve their customers. Passport’s mobile payment systems are deployed throughout the US and Canada, with clients such as Chicago and Boston.
Passport is backed by a highly respected group of investors, including Grotech Ventures and Relevance Capital. For more information, please visit www.gopassport.com
About the Toronto Parking Authority (TPA):
The TPA is a self-sustaining public corporation owned by the City of Toronto. It contributes significant revenues to the City's general reserves while successfully meeting its mandate to provide safe, attractive, conveniently located and competitively priced off and on-street public parking, required by commercial strips and neighbouring residential areas to survive. Recognized as a world leader in parking technology services the Parking Authority has been successful in ensuring that businesses in these areas continue to grow and the neighbourhoods remain vibrant.