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Kansas City launches new mobile payment app ParkSmartKC: The Passport-powered app makes it easier to digitally pay for parking

March 02, 2020


Kansas City launches new mobile payment app ParkSmartKC

The Passport-powered app makes it easier to digitally pay for parking


Kansas City, Mo. (March 2, 2020) — Beginning today, drivers will use a new app to pay for parking in downtown Kansas City called ParkSmartKC. The app, developed by mobility management platform, Passport, can be used to digitally pay for parking at more than 1,500 on-street parking spaces and 5,000 garage and surface lot spaces in the city. The ParkSmartKC app is replacing the previous mobile pay app, ParkMobile.


To get started with ParkSmartKC, drivers can download the app and create an account with their payment information. When drivers park in downtown Kansas City, they can start parking sessions on their phones and add additional time remotely when the session expires. Drivers can also access receipts and parking history.


“We are excited to partner with Passport on the launch of the ParkSmartKC app,” said Bruce Campbell, parking administrator for the City of Kansas City. “Our ultimate goal is to make it easy for drivers to locate and pay for on-street and off-street parking and the app is an important step on that journey.”


Passport powers software for parking operations for 1,000 clients across the U.S. including Jefferson City, Mo., Clayton, Mo., and Chicago. Beyond mobile pay parking applications, Passport also provides software for digital parking enforcement, digital permits and a robust back-office management platform.


“With ParkSmartKC, we are providing a more customized experience for drivers in the Kansas City area,” said Nathan Berry, vice president of enterprise sales at Passport. “The new app is branded to match the entire parking operation for the city and makes it easier for drivers to identify and use the app.”


Users can download the free ParkSmartKC app from the App Store and Google Play or manage parking online at ParkSmartKC.com.


About Passport

Passport is transforming mobility management for cities, empowering them to create more livable and equitable communities. Passport enables clients to facilitate digital payments and control their curbsides through a mobility software platform. Trusted by 1,000 cities, universities and agencies, including Chicago, Toronto, London, Los Angeles, and Miami, Passport is one of the fastest-growing companies on the Inc. 5000 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 lists. Passport is backed by Rho Capital Partners, H.I.G. Growth Partners, ThornTree Capital Partners, Bain Capital Ventures, Grotech Ventures, MK Capital, and Relevance Capital. For more information, visit passportinc.com.

Passport Parking App is Now Available in Downtown Marquette

December 03, 2019



Passport Parking App is Now Available in Downtown Marquette



Say hello to more convenient parking with the Passport Parking App, now available in Downtown Marquette.



The Marquette DDA has partnered with Passport Parking to bring pay by phone parking to Downtown Marquette. Currently, Passport Parking is available at metered parking spaces on West Washington Street, as well as at the pay stations at the lower level of the Bluff Street ramp and North Main Street lot. Pay by Phone will be rolling out across the all of the metered parking spaces and pay stations in Downtown Marquette over the next month.


How does it work? It’s easy! Smart phone users can download the app from the ​Apple App Store​ or ​Google Play store and create an account with their mobile phone number or email address. Park anywhere you see Passport Parking app signs and decals, then use the zone and meter number on the sign to pay for your parking session and small convenience fee from your phone. Pay, extend, and manage your parking session with just a few taps.


What are the Benefits? No coins, no problem: Pay quickly and securely with your phone.

Forget refilling the meter in the rain or braving the cold. Get alerts when your parking session is about to end and instantly see how much time is left on the meter. Running late? Add time to your parking session directly from your phone, where parking regulations allow. Easy expenses: Receive email receipts at the end of your parking session and manage your parking history through the mobile app.


Visitors to downtown need not worry if they don’t use a smart phone; they will still be able to pay directly at the meter and pay stations using coins or credit cards, just as before.


“We’re excited to be able to add an additional and convenient way for visitors to pay for parking in Downtown Marquette,” stated Sarah Trumbley, Marquette Downtown Development Authority Operations Manager. “This makes tracking parking expenses and saving receipts a breeze. No more searching for spare change and fighting the weather while paying for parking.”


For more information, contact the Marquette Downtown Development Authority office at (906) 228-9475.

About The Marquette Downtown Development Authority
Established in 1976, the purpose of the Marquette Downtown Development Authority is to “halt property value deterioration and increase property tax valuation…to eliminate the causes of that deterioration, and to promote economic growth” throughout Downtown Marquette. At times unexpected, Downtown Marquette is always alive with unique businesses, amazing flavors, welcoming events, vibrant arts and boundless opportunities.




Long Beach launches mobile payment app for waterfront parking Passport Parking app simplifies parking payments

December 11, 2018

Long Beach launches mobile payment app for waterfront parking




Passport Parking app simplifies parking payments


Long Beach, Calif. (Dec. 11, 2018) — A day at the beach just got better with the launch of Passport Parking in the City of Long Beach. The mobile app, powered by Passport, the global leader in mobile payments for parking, allows users to pay for parking from their smartphones. Passport Parking can be used at 10 off-street beachfront parking lots from 72nd Place to Pierpoint Landing.

Users download the free Passport Parking app on their smartphones, create an account with a preferred method of payment and enter the zone and space numbers. In addition to paying for parking, users can extend parking sessions remotely so there’s no need to leave the beach. The app also provides parking history and access to receipts.

“From the Aquarium of the Pacific to our beautiful beaches, the City of Long Beach is a destination for Californians and out-of-state visitors,” said April Walker, City of Long Beach projects officer. “We want parking to be as easy as possible, so people can get out and enjoy everything that Long Beach has to offer.”

“We are thrilled to be the first mobile payments provider for the City of Long Beach,” said Conor Buckley, client success executive at Passport. “Passport’s best-in-class technology provides a simple way for users to pay for parking.”

The Passport Parking app is free to download from the App Store and Google Play. Users can also manage their parking online at passportparking.com.

About Passport
Passport transforms the way cities manage their operations. The company’s mobile-first platform has been adopted by more than 550 cities, universities, and private operators around the world in cities including Chicago, Toronto, London, and Miami, across more than 5,000 locations. Passport’s product lines — parking, transit and tolling payments, parking enforcement, and permit management — enable organizations in the public and private sectors to streamline their operations, enhance customer service, and make data-driven decisions. Passport has been recognized as one of North America’s fastest growing companies on the Inc. 5000 list and a Best Places to Work in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Passport is backed by a group of investors, including Bain Capital Ventures, Grotech Ventures, MK Capital and Relevance Capital. Learn more, or get in touch with Passport at passportinc.com.