City of New Buffalo launches mobile pay parking app
The Passport Parking app makes it simple to pay for parking
New Buffalo, Mich. (May 23, 2019) — Just in time for summer, the City of New Buffalo, Mich. is launching a mobile pay parking solution with the Passport Parking app. Starting on May 24, 2019 visitors to city beaches can download the app and easily pay for parking without needing to wait in a long line or pay for a full day of parking when not needed. At the same time, the city will be introducing a new parking enforcement software, also powered by Passport.
With the Passport Parking app, users can easily create an account and start a parking session. An added benefit is the ability to extend a parking session remotely, which means visitors don’t need to return to their cars if they chose a shorter parking session and can keep enjoying their time on the beach and can keep enjoying their time on the beach. Users can also access receipts and parking history through the app.
“Summertime in New Buffalo is a great time of year, as residents and visitors get to enjoy the beautiful weather and all the other amenities the city has to offer. This year, spending time at the beach will be even better with our new streamlined parking solution,” said New Buffalo police chief Rich Killips “With the Passport Parking app, people can spend more time with their friends and family on the beach and less time worrying about paying for a full day of parking when it may not be needed. This will allow everyone to pay for a shorter period of time so they can come and simply enjoy the food and beach offerings without having to pay for a whole day of parking”
In addition to the Passport Parking app, the city will also be using Passport’s parking enforcement software. The real-time platform enables enforcement officers to quickly see if a car has paid to park and to issue a citation, if necessary. The city can also utilize the platform to track parking trends, enforcement officer routes and revenue growth.
“We are excited to partner with the City of New Buffalo and provide a great parking solution for visitors and for enforcement officers,” said Marcell Allmond, sales executive at Passport. “With our mobile pay parking app and enforcement software, the city is well-equipped to manage the influx of visitors this summer and beyond.”
Passport works with hundreds of clients around the world, including many in the region, such as Grand Rapids, Detroit, Ferndale and Michigan State University. Drivers can download the free Passport Parking app from the App Store or Google Play.
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 more than 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.
PARKING MADE EASY IN BUFFALO! PASSPORT AND MAYOR BROWN ANNOUNCE THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF MOBILE PARKING APP
New Citywide mobile parking application, “Buffalo Roam”, enables motorists to pay for parking with smartphone.
Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown rolled out a new Citywide mobile parking application, called “Buffalo Roam”, which went live today. Over the Memorial holiday weekend, city parking crews installed signs and decals on the sides of meters, listing new zone numbers, as part of a new custom citywide mobile parking application. The new signs and decals identify each of the designated parking blocks with a distinctive six- digit zone code. Mayor Brown, the Buffalo Common Council and the City’s Parking Department, worked closely with global parking app leader, Passport, to create “Buffalo Roam”, a customized parking app specific to the Buffalo community.
“We’ve launched a citywide customized pay-by-app parking application to keep up with the increasing demand, further improve the downtown experience and improve parking operations,” said Mayor Brown. “Buffalo Roam is the latest example of our work to continue to enhance parking and driving in Buffalo. Passport’s advanced mobile payment technology is the clear industry-leader and they were the best choice for developing our official Buffalo parking app.”
This system, the latest in a series of advances to improve the ease and efficiency of parking in Buffalo, allows motorists to forego coin/credit card payments at the meters, and instead pay on the go with their mobile device. The technology will also warn motorists when their time is about to expire through the app, and gives parkers the Flexibility to extend their parking session (up to the maximum allotted time).
The parking app provides users with the ability to park, pay, manage, and extend their parking session through their smartphone. In conjunction with the City’s Parking Department, the new “Buffalo Roam” app will allow parkers to:
- Pay for parking using a debit/credit card
- Receive alerts when parking session is about to expire
- Extend parking session remotely
- View parking history
- Receive email receipts
- Get traffic and parking updates & alerts
Beginning today, May 30, 2017, “Buffalo Roam” is available for download at no cost. To download, go to www.city-buffalo.com. The City of Buffalo website will include more information about registration and FAQs, as well as incentives for the first 1,000 potential pay-by-app users who sign up for “Buffalo Roam”.
“Passport is extremely proud to partner with a City that is both rich in history and progressive in its outlook on technology and the future of the region. This initiative will help to stimulate new ideas and ways to advance the community, beyond the traditional methods of mobility, payment and planning,” said Conor Kelly, Regional Director at Passport. “We are witnessing the resurgence of a great City and we are thrilled to be a part of it.”
Passport powers the parking apps of other large cities, including Boston, Chicago, Toronto, Detroit, Portland, Miami, and most recently Westminster, U.K. and has been a pioneer of the private label application. In the state of New York, Passport has successfully implemented in White Plains and will be coming soon to the capital City of Albany.
The Buffalo Roam app is free to download from the App Store and Google Play and parkers can also manage their parking online at www.BuffaloRoamApp.com.
Passport is the industry’s leading mobile technology solution 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. 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.