City launches new pay by phone parking meter app
Saint Paul is partnering with Passport to provide a pay by phone app for parking meters.
SAINT PAUL, MINN – Starting today, residents and visitors of downtown Saint Paul are able to pay for metered parking from their phone or smartphone. The City of Saint Paul has partnered with Passport to allow parkers to pay remotely using Passport’s mobile payment app.
“We are always looking for ways to better serve the residents and guests of Saint Paul. Paying for parking by phone is another way we are making getting around Saint Paul more convenient”, said Public Works Director Kathy Lantry. We’re really happy about the new service this partnership brings.”
New users of Passport’s mobile app can register and make meter payments in three ways:
- The PassportParking mobile pay app on Google Play and in the Apple App Store
- Passport’s mobile web site, ppprk.com
- Over the phone by dialing (651) 571-4037
When making meter payments using Passport, parkers have the option to make a one-time payment using a credit card, which will require an additional transaction fee of 15¢, or pay using Passport’s prepaid wallet without an additional fee. Adding a prepaid wallet to your account requires a minimum deposit of $10, which can be used to pay for parking.
Passport will initially be available in the downtown area, but will quickly expand to meters in the Capitol area and University Avenue. Updates will be posted to stpaul.gov/meters.
Passport is the leading provider of mobile payments for parking and transit, and has deployed mobile payment services across North America, including Boston, Toronto, Chicago, Detroit, and Salt Lake City.
“We are excited to bring our app to Saint Paul,” said Khristian Gutierrez, Chief Business Development Officer at Passport. “Our technology is designed to save time and create a seamless parking experience for our users.”
Passport is the industry-leading mobile payments company specializing in integrated urban mobility solutions. The company provides feature rich software platforms that offer parking and transit agencies a more effective and efficient way to manage their operations and serve their customers. Passport’s smart city solution includes multimodal options by creating an all app solution for public transit riders and parkers. Passport’s mobile payment systems are deployed in over 1,000 locations in 47 states and provinces across the US and Canada, with clients such as Chicago, Toronto, and Boston.
Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, Passport is backed by a highly respected group of investors, including Grotech Ventures and Relevance Capital. For more information, please visit www.gopassport.com
About Saint Paul Public Works
The Saint Paul Department of Public Works launched the Saint Paul Winter Snow Parking app last week. View that app at www.stpaul.gov/snowapp. Saint Paul Public Works is a nationally accredited organization responsible for the design, construction and maintenance of the street, sewer, traffic, street lighting and drainage infrastructure systems in the city of Saint Paul. One of the largest engineering organizations in Minnesota, Saint Paul Public Works is responsible for more than 865 miles of streets, 806 miles of sanitary sewer, 450 miles of storm sewer, over 100 bridges, and 145 miles of bike lanes. The Department also coordinates citywide recycling and solid waste collection efforts. For more information about Saint Paul Public Works, visit stpaul.gov/publicworks.