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Palatine Commuter Lots Roll Out Parking App: Passport app now available at Metra commuter locations

November 09, 2016



Palatine Commuter Lots Roll Out Parking App

Passport app now available at Metra commuter locations




Palatine, IL- The Village of Palatine has launched a new app to make parking easier at its Metra commuter lots.


The Village of Palatine has introduced Passport, the leading mobile pay parking provider in North America, at its commuter lot locations. Passport’s app makes paying for Metra parking more convenient by allowing users to manage their parking directly from their phones.


With Passport, commuters can pay for daily parking using a debit/credit card, monitor their session, and view all parking history.


Users will enter zone number 86701 into the app at all daily parking locations.


“Passport’s app has made Metra parking in the Chicago area more convenient for users in neighboring cities and villages, so we’re looking forward to introducing it here in Palatine,” said Michael Jacobs, Deputy Village Manager. “The app’s features, including the pre-pay option, will save our customers time and effort so they can park as efficiently as possible.”


Metra commuters can use the app Monday- Friday, 5:00 am- 5:00 pm, when daily payment is required at the commuter lots. Users can even pre-pay for parking starting at midnight. This makes the process of getting onto the Metra even more convenient.


Passport was selected to provide this mobile pay parking solution for Palatine after successful launches in over 45 Chicago suburbs, including Evanston, Oak Lawn, Skokie, and Oak Park. Passport also developed ParkChicago, Chicago’s mobile parking payment application.


The PassportParking app is free to download from the the iPhone App Store and Android Google Play.  Users can also manage their parking online at ppprk.com.



About Passport

Passport is North America’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 20 of the top 50 cities in North America and over 2,000 locations including Chicago, Toronto, Boston, Portland, 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 respected group of investors, including Grotech Ventures, Relevance Capital, and MK Capital. For more information, please visit www.passportinc.com.



About Total Parking Solutions


Established in 2005, Total Parking Solutions, Inc. and its principal partners have over 50 years of experience in the parking industry. The TPS corporate office and parts warehouse is conveniently located in Downers Grove, Illinois. Total Parking Solutions provides certified technicians who install and service Cale equipment throughout the Chicago area, Illinois, southern Wisconsin, northwest Indiana and the lower peninsula of Michigan. TPS now has more than 65 municipal, campus and private parking operators utilizing more than 500 pay stations manufactured by Cale to collect parking and transit fees. http://totalparking.net/