ParkingToday Press Release: Parkmobile, LLC Partners with Pittsburgh Parking Authority to Bring Mobile Payments for Parking to the Entire City
Go Mobile PGH mobile app will allow customers to use their mobile devices to easily pay for parking at all on and off street parking meters –Supplements the use of credit cards or coins
Pittsburgh, PA – October 29, 2015— Parkmobile, LLC and Pittsburgh Parking Authority announced today a program that now allows customers to use their mobile phones to pay for parking at approximately 9,000 plus metered spaces throughout Pittsburgh. Customers using the “Go Mobile PGH” app can pay for parking with their smartphones using a free mobile application available from iPhone and Android. Additionally, Parkmobile customers from other cities can pay for parking in Pittsburgh using their current Parkmobile account. A toll free number (1-877-727-5281) is also posted on signage to make on-street payments for those without a smartphone.
The Go Mobile PGH app functions similarly to Parkmobile’s mobile payment system and is simple to use. Customers may register online at www.GoMobilePittsburgh.com or download the mobile app in their phone’s app store. Once registered, customers can use the mobile app, internet, or the toll-free number to pay for parking.
After setting up the account, parkers can immediately begin using the system with their registered mobile device. Enforcement officers will be able to see that a motorist has paid with Go Mobile PGH using their wireless handheld device, so customers should not worry when the meter does not reflect the time paid for. Mobile app users may also choose to receive alerts and reminders 15 minutes prior to expiration of their parking session.
“The agreement with Parkmobile meets all of our objectives in adding the pay-by-phone feature for our customers’ use of metered parking, said David G. Onorato CAPP, Executive Director Public Parking Authority of Pittsburgh. It was reached after careful consideration of all of the technologies available, and it represents a logical next step in the Authority’s plan to evaluate advancements as they occur across the industry, as well as implement those that improve our operating efficiency and/or increase the convenience quotient of our patrons’ parking experience. The addition of the pay-by-phone option leans heavily in that direction.”
“Parkmobile is honored to partner with a city that is not only a progressive city but, recently recognized in 2015 by International Parking Institute as an Organization of the Year,” said Jon Ziglar, CEO of Parkmobile. “We are thrilled to partner with Pittsburgh Parking Authority to offer this technology, which enhances the parking experience by eliminating the need to swipe a card or feed coins to a meter. Parkmobile and Pittsburgh Parking Authority worked very hard to get the program up and running in only 60 days, we look forward to continue working with Pittsburgh Parking Authority to offer drivers a more robust means of parking.”
Go Mobile PGH mobile payment solution is an added payment option and is intended to complement existing parking payment options. All existing forms of payment (credit and debit cards, coins) are still valid for meter use.
Parking ambassadors will be at parking locations providing information about the new service throughout the week of the launch.
Additionally, Parkmobile has partnered with Visa Checkout to offer up to $5.00 off parking for the first 5,000 registered users in Pittsburgh that sign up in November using Visa Checkout as their payment method.
Parkmobile, LLC is the leading provider of on-demand and prepaid mobile payments for on- and off-street parking. Their services are used in more than 1,400 locations in the U.S. by millions of registered users. For more information please visit www.parkmobile.com, facebook.com/Parkmobile, or on Twitter @Parkmobile.