New Lenox Launches Passport Mobile App for Metra Parking

April 18, 2016

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New Lenox Launches Passport Mobile App for Metra Parking


Mobile app lets drivers pay for parking at off-street Metra lots


New Lenox, IL- The Village of New Lenox is announcing an innovative new way for drivers to pay for parking. Drivers can now use Passport, a mobile pay app that allows users to pay for parking from their phones. This new mobile option will be available at the New Lenox Metra Lot and the New Lenox Laraway Road Metra Lot. This launch partners the Village of New Lenox with Charlotte, NC-based Passport and Downers Grove, IL-based Total Parking Solutions.


Passport is the leading mobile payments provider for parking and transportation, and has launched in large cities like Boston, Chicago, and Toronto. Passport has also launched mobile solutions in over 15 Chicago suburbs, including Evanston, Oak Lawn, Skokie, and Oak Park.


With Passport, there’s no need to carry around cash for the cash box or meter — everything can be managed from your phone. After making a payment, users can monitor their parking with the countdown timer in the app and even extend their session remotely if needed (up to the maximum allotted time).


“We’re thrilled to be launching our mobile solution in New Lenox,” said Michael Rafferty, Vice President of Enterprise Implementations at Passport. “Our app will let users quickly pay for parking so they can get on the Metra without spending time at the cash box or meter. We’ve delivered excellent service across Illinois and we continue to lead in launches along the Metra line because of it.”


When paying for parking at the New Lenox Metra lot, users will enter zone number 60451. At the New Lenox Laraway Road Metra Lot location, users will enter zone number 940.


The PassportParking app is free to download from the iPhone App Store and Android Google Play. Users can also manage their parking online at


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 smart city solution includes multimodal options by creating an all app solution for public transit riders and parkers. Passport’s mobile payment systems are deployed in over 1,000 locations in 47 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.