Passport Expands Along Illinois Metra Line with Upcoming Launches

November 18, 2015

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November 18, 2015 – 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.


Passport’s solution allows users to pay for parking from the convenience of their smartphone or tablet, giving Metra riders an easier option of making credit card payments. This launch partners the Village of Riverside, City of Prospect Heights, and the Village of Fox Lake with Charlotte, NC-based Passport and Chicago, IL-based Total Parking Solutions.


“We’re thrilled to expand our presence along the Metra line,” said Michael Rafferty, Vice President of Enterprise Implementations at Passport. “Our app is a convenient way for Metra riders to park, pay, and board as quickly as possible.”


Users can get started by downloading the free PassportParking app from the iPhone App Store and Android Google Play. Users can also register online at


Passport was selected to provide this mobile parking payment solution for Prospect Heights, Riverside, and Fox Lake after successful launches in over 15 Chicago suburbs, including Evanston, Oak Lawn, Skokie, and Oak Park. Passport also developed ParkChicago, Chicago’s mobile parking payment application.


About Passport


Passport is the industry-leading mobile payments company specializing in integrated urban mobility solutions. The company provides feature rich software platforms that offer parking and transit agencies a more effective and efficient way to manage their operations and serve their customers. Passport’s mobile payment systems are deployed in over 1,000 locations in 46 states and provinces across the US and Canada, with clients such as Chicago, Toronto, and Boston.


Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, Passport is backed by a highly respected group of investors, including Grotech Ventures and Relevance Capital. For more information, please visit


About Total Parking Solutions

Established in 2005, Total Parking Solutions, Inc. and its principal partners have over 50 years of experience in the parking industry. The TPS corporate office and parts warehouse is conveniently located in Downers Grove, Illinois. Total Parking Solutions provides certified technicians who install and service Cale equipment throughout the Chicago area, Illinois, southern Wisconsin, northwest Indiana and the lower peninsula of Michigan. TPS now has more than 65 municipal, campus and private parking operators utilizing more than 500 pay stations manufactured by Cale to collect parking and transit fees.