Austin to launch upgraded mobile pay parking app, Park ATX
Paying to park will be easy with Passport-powered app
Austin, Texas (Feb. 25, 2019) — This week, the City of Austin is releasing an upgraded mobile pay parking app, Park ATX. Created by Passport, Park ATX allows drivers to pay for parking with their smartphones at more than 10,000 parking spots throughout the city.
Passport has been working with Austin since 2016 and managed the city’s previous mobile pay app, ParkX. Beginning this week, users will seamlessly switch to the new app, Park ATX. There will be no interruption in service and rates will stay the same, but there will be an improved user experience.
To use the app, drivers can download Park ATX at ParkATXapp.com and easily start a parking session. Users create an account with a payment method, choose a zone number, select the length of stay and enter license plate number and vehicle information. In addition to paying for parking, app users can:
Receive alerts when a parking session is about to end
Extend parking sessions remotely
Review parking history and receipts
“Austin has become a top U.S. tourist destination and we welcome visitors to our city to experience all that Austin has to offer,” said Jason Redfern, parking enterprise manager at the City of Austin. “With Park ATX, we are providing an easy way to pay for parking so people can spend less time looking for coins to pay the meter and more time enjoying live music, delicious barbecue and our city’s deep history.”
With the upgrade, the city has expanded to more than 500 parking zones. Drivers are encouraged to pay attention to new zone numbers, which can be found on the Park ATX signage throughout the city.
“The launch to Park ATX marks an important milestone for Austin, as drivers in the city can experience an upgraded parking experience,” said Damien Howley, vice president of client success at Passport. “With Passport’s parking technology, we’re also providing city and transportation leaders with valuable information to manage their parking ecosystem.”
Park ATX can be downloaded for free from the App Store or Google Play. Drivers can manage their parking and learn more at ParkATXapp.com.
Passport is transforming mobility management for cities, empowering them to create more livable and equitable communities. Passport’s mobility platform enables clients to digitally coordinate all modes of transportation and implement real-time, data-centric management of their curbside and streetspace through its enterprise software. Trusted by nearly 600 cities, universities and agencies, including Chicago, Toronto, London, Los Angeles, and Miami, Passport is one of the fastest growing companies on the Inc. 500 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 lists. Passport is backed by Bain Capital Ventures, Grotech Ventures, MK Capital, and Relevance Capital. For more information, visit passportinc.com.
Passport Completes ParkX Acquisition,
Will Continue to Serve Austin Community
Passport completes ParkX mobile pay parking app update in Austin
Austin, TX – ParkX, the City of Austin’s exclusive mobile pay parking app recently received a new application upgrade, due to the acquisition of ParkX LLC by Passport, the global leader in mobile payments for parking and transit. Passport also powers apps in Boston, Toronto, Chicago, San Jose, and Miami. Locally in Texas, Passport has also acquired operations through The City of El Paso and Corpus Christi, which also previously used ParkX LLC.
The update is available in both IOS and Andriod App store. The upgraded ParkX app will make the parking process even easier for users. Users can expect the same functionality as the previous app version, with a refreshed look and a new enhancement through the wallet feature, which allows users to preload parking funds onto the app, making it faster to pay for parking.
“We’re very excited to provide the upgraded version of the ParkX app and support the City of Austin in their technology initiatives,” said Bob Youakim, CEO at Passport. “This has allowed us to build upon the ParkX application to offer additional services and features to Austin users. Passport is passionate about providing the most innovative solutions in the industry. We look forward to building upon the partnership with the City in delivering tools that cater to their community’s needs.”
For more information on using the new application, please visit www.austintexas.gov/parkx or call 512-974-2000.
About the Austin Transportation Department
The Austin Transportation Department is committed to providing the most safe, efficient, cost-effective and sustainable roadway, bikeway, walkway and transit system for our community. Learn more at austintexas.gov/transportation.
Passport is the industry’s leading mobile technology company specializing in enterprise business applications and payments for the public and private sector. Passport’s product lines–parking payments, transit payments, enforcement and permit management–collectively serve to deliver dynamic tools for agencies to better connect with their communities. Its services have been adopted by over 300 agencies on over 3,000 locations globally including Chicago, Toronto, Boston, Portland, Westminster and Miami. Passport’s mission is to reduce operational complexity and deliver intelligent data to improve decision making for its clients.
Passport is backed by a group of investors, including Grotech Ventures, Relevance Capital, and MK Capital. For more information, please visit www.passportinc.com.
ParkX – the parking industry’s highest-quality service provider for mobile payments – is announcing it will be bringing its convenient cloud-based mobile payment solution to the City of Austin, TX.
The application will be available to Austin motorists in March and will expand throughout the entire city in April. Users will have the ability to pay for parking and extend time remotely through the ParkX app. Users without smartphones can pay via call or text as well as access a web application with the same functionality as the app.
Additional features include merchant validation codes that will let businesses discount parking expenses for customers who use ParkX. Users just enter the code into the app and the funds are deposited into their ParkX wallet account.
The capital of Texas – Austin is renowned for embracing innovative technology and positioned as one of the major tech centers of the country. The City’s decision to use the ParkX mobile payment platform is a testament to the community’s commitment of supporting the world’s newest, most effective, and most desired technology.
“Austin motorists are long overdue for this overwhelming level of convenience when they park,” said Chief Marketing Officer of ParkX, Austin Weiss. “We know it’s going to be a major hit here and are thrilled to provide our exceptional service.”
ParkX recently launched similar mobile payment solutions throughout Texas cities El Paso and Corpus Christi.
The ParkX application is free to download in both the App Store and Google Play.
ParkX is the parking industry’s highest quality service provider of mobile payments. The company specializes in customized and innovative solutions that cater to the needs of each city and support local businesses. ParkX has recent customized deployments in Corpus Christi and El Paso and will be launching in Austin, TX in March. For more information about the company, please visit their website at www.getparkx.com or contact directly at firstname.lastname@example.org