Parkmobile and University of Manitoba Introduce Mobile Payments for Parking
Mobile app makes it easy for students, staff, and visitors to pay for parking from their mobile devices
Winnipeg, MB, Canada – September 28, 2016— Parkmobile, LLC, the leading provider of mobile-enabled parking and mobility-related services announced today its partnership with University of Manitoba to provide mobile payments for parking to the campus. Students, faculty, staff, and visitors will be able to use the app at approximately 1,500 spaces in 14 lots throughout campus. Customers can pay to park with their smartphones using Parkmobile’s app for iPhone, Android, and Windows phones or by calling the toll-free number on the green meter stickers and signs.
“We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Parkmobile, providing our community members and visitors with a more convenient way to pay for parking,” stated Cameron Neufeld, Manager of Parking Services at the University of Manitoba. “Winnipeg’s climate presents challenges, especially in the winter. Providing customers with a way to pay from the comfort of their vehicle, or inside a building is something we have long strived to do.”
Parkmobile’s mobile payments system is very simple and easy to use. Customers first must register by downloading the mobile app in their phone’s app store or online at www.parkmobile.com. Once registered, they may use the mobile app, internet, or the toll-free number listed on signage to pay for parking. After setting up their account, customers can immediately start using the system with their registered mobile phone. Mobile app users may also choose to receive alerts and reminders 15 minutes prior to their parking session expiring.
“We are very excited to expand our service in Canada and bring mobile payments to University of Manitoba to give its students, faculty, and visitors a simpler, faster way to pay for parking,” said Jon Ziglar, CEO of Parkmobile, LLC. “Now that school is back in session, we know our service will make the transition back so much easier, while making parking a convenient and stress-free process.”
This Parkmobile service also provides customers the ability to receive alerts when their meter time is about to expire, extend their time remotely without returning to the meter, utilize credit cards in locations that do not offer manual credit card payments, as well as print and keep receipts for parking. Additionally, enforcement officers will be able to see that a motorist has paid with Parkmobile using their wireless handheld devices, so customers should not worry when the meter does not change. Parkmobile’s mobile payment solution is an added payment option and is intended to complement existing parking payment options. All existing forms of payment are still valid for use.
With the most widely used mobile parking solution in the North America and 5 million people using Parkmobile’s services over 30 million times per year, Parkmobile is excited to make a difference leveraging our large network of users.
Parkmobile, LLC is the leading provider for on-demand and prepaid mobile payments for on- and off-street parking. Their services have been adopted in more than 2,000 locations, including 36 of the top 100 cities in the U.S. by millions of registered users. Parkmobile’s services include on-street parking, off-street parking deck, airport and event reservations and municipal parking permit solutions. Parkmobile serves over 20 airports as well as provides reserved parking solutions for private operators, the Super Bowl, the College Football Championship Series, Fenway Park, FedEx Field and Nationwide Arena, to name a few. For more information, visit us at www.parkmobile.com, on Twitter @Parkmobile, or facebook.com/Parkmobile.