Ann Arbor Partners with Passport to Launch Mobile Parking App
epark Ann Arbor app makes paying for parking easier at over 1500 spots around Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI – The Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and Passport, the global leader in mobile payment apps for parking and transit, announced today the launch of Ann Arbor’s first mobile payment application for parking, epark Ann Arbor. The DDA and Passport partnered to make downloading and using the application free for all end users, with no upcharge or convenience fees, as may be found in other cities.
Parkers will be able to easily download the epark Ann Arbor app to their phone and pay for parking with a debit or credit card without having to visit the payment station. They will also have the option to extend their parking sessions remotely, receive notifications when their session is low on time, and get email receipts.
“We are eager to launch the app because we know that it will be a great way to ease concerns some may have about parking, and make it that much easier to enjoy downtown,” said Susan Pollay, DDA Executive Director.
The epark Ann Arbor app also offers a convenient digital wallet feature, enabling parkers to add funds directly to the app and use them for paying for parking. When they pay using the prepaid wallet, the transaction is simply deducted from their pre-funded account rather than being charged to a credit or debit card.
“At Passport, we work with our partners to make the parking experience as seamless as possible,” said David Singletary, VP of Sales, North America at Passport. “We are excited to provide the mobile parking technology that helps power a vibrant and growing downtown Ann Arbor.”
Passport powers the parking apps of other large cities across North America, including Boston, Chicago, Miami, Toronto, and Detroit.
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 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.