June 18, 2018
Portland launches its first mobile parking app, PassportParking®
App can be used in more than 1,600 spaces downtown
Portland, Maine (June 18, 2018) — The City of Portland, Maine, announces the launch of PassportParking®, a mobile parking application that allows drivers to pay for their parking through their smartphones. The app is powered by the global leader of mobile payments for parking and transit, Passport, serving cities and universities throughout North America.
This is the first time Portland will have a mobile parking application provider. Drivers can pay for parking in more than 1,600 metered-spaces with the PassportParking app. In addition to paying for parking, drivers can monitor their parking sessions, view payment history and receive email receipts. Drivers can also extend parking time on the app.
“We wanted to provide a convenient solution to our Portland drivers,” said John Peverada, Portland parking manager. “With the PassportParking app, our drivers can pay for parking from anywhere, when they’re on the go.”
Passport also powers Portland’s enforcement solution, enabling the city to now have a comprehensive parking management platform with a powerful backend portal for real-time reporting and analytics.The PassportParking app is widely used throughout the New England area in places such as Cambridge, Mass., and the greater Boston area. The company also powers the ParkBoston app for the City of Boston. The company will soon launch its PassportParking app in Burlington, Vt., with 400 off-street parking spaces.
“Whether you’re a resident or a visitor in Portland the app will provide easy access to pay for parking,” said Passport Regional Sales Director Conor Kelly. “You can enjoy a stroll along Commercial Street, visit the the Children’s Museum or dine at one of the city’s great downtown restaurants knowing you can extend your parking time through your smartphone, when needed.”
Passport is the industry’s leading mobile technology solution specializing in enterprise business applications and payments for the public and private sectors. The app is free to download through the App Storeor Google Play. Users can also manage their parking at ppprk.com.
Passport transforms the way cities manage their operations. The fintech company’s mobile-first platform has been adopted by more than 450 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. Consistently recognized as one of the fastest growing companies and Best Places to Work in Charlotte, North Carolina, Passport has an ingrained practice of putting People First —– a guiding principle in its Culture.
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.
November 02, 2016
New Parking App Rolls Out in Portland Lots
Passport app now available in Portland parking locations
Portland, ME- Drivers in Portland have a new parking app to use in off-street lots around the city.
Passport, the leading parking payment app provider in North America, has partnered with Unified Parking Partners to launch its service at the operator’s 23 lot locations in Portland. The app, which is now available for use, has replaced the parking app that was previously available in these same locations.
With Passport, users can purchase, monitor, and manage parking from the convenience of their phones. The parking app boasts a quick registration process, making it simple to park, pay, and be on your way.
“Our goal in launching Passport was to make paying for parking as easy as possible,” said Asher Chappell, Partner/ Director of Operations at Unified Parking Partners. “We introduced Passport’s app at our Portland locations to offer customers the industry’s most intuitive app payment process. The new app will save time, provide users with flexibility, and allow them to manage their parking conveniently.”
Unified Parking Partners plans to expand Passport’s availability to additional lot locations outside the City of Portland in the coming months.
The PassportParking app is free to download from the the iPhone App Store and Android Google Play. Users can also manage their parking at ppprk.com.
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 group of investors, including Grotech Ventures, Relevance Capital, and MK Capital. For more information, please visit www.passportinc.com.
January 15, 2016
Customers can now pay for their parking by text, app, online or by phone
parkbytext™, the leading mobile parking operator hailing from Dublin, Ireland, and Portland car park operators, Unified Parking Partners, have together rolled out the parkbytext™ cashless parking service in Portland, Maine. Customers now have the convenience to pay for their parking by SMS, App, the parkbytext™ Customer Care team or online through www.parkbytext.com, in 17 car Lot locations in the Downtown, Old Port and East End areas of the city.
As a new customer, you can avail of the service as an account holder or one-time user. As an account holder, users are able to top-up their account with the credit or debit card and then pay for their parking using their account balance. Account holders can securely store their card information for automatic account top-ups. One-time customers can pay for their parking using their credit or debit card.
Benefits of being an account holder, which is a free service, include: Extending your stay from wherever you are; text reminder options; ability to print parking receipts; swap cover between vehicles; automatic account top-up. Customers can create an account through the mobile app, available for iPhone and android, online at parkbytext.com or by calling the Customer Care team on 207-464-1555.
Jim Moore, parkbytext™ CEO, has said: “We are delighted to launch the first cashless parking service in Portland, Maine. Our dedicated IT team has developed time zone capability in our proprietary system which is enabling our continued US expansion. We are very much looking forward to this partnership with Unified Parking Partners and offering the benefits of parkbytext™ to consumers in Portland”.
Asher Champell, Unified Parking Partners District Manager, has said: “This is a great time for Unified Parking Partners to bring Smartphone parking to Portland as people, our customers, are becoming more and more reliant on these technologies. It is a natural progression within the industry and we are always looking to give our customers the best possible service options. We are very proud to be the first operator offering cashless parking in Portland and we are excited for the relationship that we have begun with parkbytext™”.
For a list of locations and prices visit www.parkbytext.com/locations
Andrew Cosgrove, Marketing Manager, parkbytext™
Tel: +353 1 485 2195
Mob: +353 85 748 1342
parkbytext™ is the leading mobile parking operator hailing from Ireland and provides convenient, cashless and cost effective parking by text, IVR, phone, app, web and now also by parkbytext™ 2Bill – parking payments direct to your mobile phone bill or credit – which is a European first in the mobile parking payments sector.
In November 2014, parkbytext™ secured a five year contract with Transdev, the largest private sector provider of multiple modes of transportation in North America, to provide managed parking systems in the Park + Ride car parks attached to the Luas, Dublin’s (Ireland) tram system.
As an international business, parkbytext™ has become an Enterprise Ireland HPSU client. In addition, the company was selected as a National Champion in the 2013/2014 European Business Awards. It is the first Irish finalist from the parking sector in the history of the awards to be given this accolade. The company was also named in the top Tech100 by Business and Finance in July 2014.
parkbytext™ have just launched a redesigned website for the US market www.parkbytext.com.
About Unified Parking Partners
Unified Parking Partners is a full service parking management company based in Portland, Maine and servicing all of New England. Their focus is garage, flat lot, healthcare, hotel and restaurant parking management.