meterUP, Philadelphia’s Exclusive Mobile Parking App Powered by ParkMobile, Hits a Million App Downloads
Over the last four years, meterUP has become Philadelphia’s most used parking app.
PHILADEPHIA, PA – April 7, 2022 – meterUP, powered by ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the United States, is celebrating the milestone achievement of one million downloads since the app’s deployment in December 2017. Since launching over four years ago, meterUP has had over 17 million parking transactions. The app can be accounted for close to 70% of all parking transactions in Philly, ParkMobile’s top market with over a million users.
Over 75% of all meterUP app users hail from Pennsylvania. Since the launch of ParkMobile in Philadelphia, there have been nearly 1.5M unique license plates through the meterUP program.
“Philadelphia continues to be our top market generating the most paid transactions week after week, and we’re honored to work with the city on an exclusive parking app,” added Jeff Perkins, CEO of ParkMobile. “meterUP uses the same easy-to-use technology as ParkMobile and it is exciting to see the app reach the much-deserved million-download milestone.”
ParkMobile, LLC is the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America, providing a contactless way for millions of people to easily find, reserve, and pay for parking on their mobile device. The company’s technology is used in thousands of locations across the country, including 8 of the top 10 cities as well as college campuses, airports, and stadiums. People can use ParkMobile solutions to quickly pay for on-street and off-street parking without having to use a meter or kiosk. Additionally, ParkMobile offers parking reservations at stadium venues for concerts and sporting events. Reservations are also available in metro area garages, allowing people to drive into the city without having to worry about finding parking. ParkMobile has been named to the Inc. 5000, Deloitte Fast 500, Smart Cities Connect “Smart 50,” and the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Top Workplaces. Additionally, the company won the 2020 Stevie Awards for Achievement in Product Innovation and the 2019 Stevie Awards for Most Innovative Tech Company and Best Travel App. For more information, visit ParkMobile.io or @ParkMobile on Twitter.
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PPA to Expand Widely Popular meterUP Mobile Payment App
After launching a pilot program in December 2017, the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s hugely popular meterUP mobile payment application is now expanding city-wide and will include all coin-operated meters. “After a tremendously successful pilot program, we are delighted to be expanding this very popular and convenient mobile payment option to all kiosks and meters throughout the city. Our customers will now have the convenience of paying or adding time remotely for parking instead of having to continuously carry coins,” PPA’s Executive Director, Scott Petri said.
When initially introduced, meterUP was hailed as a PPA technological innovation aimed at improving customer service and convenience for motorists parking in Philadelphia. With over 91,000 downloads sinceDecember 2017, meterUP has been widely embraced because of its convenience and easy to use, customer-friendly application features. “As we expand this payment option, our goal is to further improve convenience and the overall parking experience in Philadelphia for all of our customers. We believemeterUP is a major step in the direction of improving customer service and convenience through innovation,” Petri said.
The meterUP app allows drivers to pay for parking with a smartphone and remotely add more time to kiosks or coin-operated parking meters. Registration and use of meterUPis easy and saves customers time and money. Users can extend parking sessions remotely and stop time early to avoid wasting unused minutes. Customized parking expiration reminders and the ability to make prepayments are also featured in meterUP.
Clearly marked signs and decals with zone numbers and directions on how to use meterUPwill be posted throughout the city over the next few weeks. meterUP will only work at kiosks or coin-operated meters where there are meterUP signs and decals with specific zone numbers. In order to avoid a ticket, app users are highly encouraged to ensure their license plate numbers are correctly entered into their app profiles while referencing the correct meterUP zone numbers when making mobile payments.
The PPA has partnered with ParkMobile, LLC to power the meterUPapp. ParkMobile, LLC is highly regarded in the industry, with years of experience and a well-deserved reputation. They are the vendor to many large cities throughout the United States, including New York City, Denver, Dallas, Washington, DC, and Miami.
“We are very excited to partner with the Philadelphia Parking Authority on this innovative program,” said Jon Ziglar, CEO of ParkMobile. “Since it launched, the meterUP app has continued to grow at a rapid pace as people all around the city have discovered a smarter way to park. We look forward to expanding our relationship with the Philadelphia Parking Authority to provide more innovative solutions for the city.”
As this mobile payment option expands city-wide, meterUP and ParkMobile will be accepted for payment of kiosk and coin-operated meter fees in Philadelphia – and conversely — meterUPmay be used for payments in any locale in the country where ParkMobile is used.
Customers are able to use meterUP by visiting meterUP.org, downloading it through their iOS and Android device, or by calling (877-727-5303)