San Antonio introduces city’s first mobile pay parking solution, SAPark
Drivers can use SAPark app to pay at more than 2,500 parking spaces
San Antonio (June 4, 2019) — Beginning today, drivers in downtown San Antonio can use a new mobile app, SAPark, to pay for parking. The app is powered by Passport, the leading mobility management company, which provides solutions for parking, enforcement, permits, transit and tolling for more than 600 clients.
The SAPark app can be used for more than 2,500 on-street and off-street parking spaces in downtown San Antonio. Previously, drivers had to pay at a pay station and then display the ticket on their dashboards. With SAPark, the entire transaction is facilitated on a smartphone and does not require a physical ticket.
To use SAPark, drivers can download the app and create an account with payment information and easily start a parking session. In addition to paying for parking, users can monitor their parking sessions, extend sessions remotely and view parking history and receipts.
“Parking is often the first experience people have when they come downtown, and we recognize our role in ensuring it is a positive experience,” said John Jacks, center city development & operations director at the City of San Antonio. “SAPark will provide residents and visitors an easy and innovative way to pay for downtown parking.”
Passport was selected following the City of San Antonio’s competitive bidding process. Passport also provides mobility solutions for Austin, Corpus Christi, Baylor University, University of Texas at Arlington, and Sam Houston State University.
“SAPark is going to change the parking experience for residents and visitors in San Antonio,” said Curtis Morgan, Passport sales executive. “Instead of parking, walking to a pay station and then back to the car to display a ticket, drivers can easily start a parking session on their phones and get to their destinations quicker.”
Passport is transforming mobility management for cities, empowering them to create more livable and equitable communities. Passport’s mobility platform enables clients to digitally coordinate all modes of transportation and implement real-time, data-centric management of their curbside and streetspace through its enterprise software. Trusted by more than 600 cities, universities and agencies, including Chicago, Toronto, London, Los Angeles, and Miami, Passport is one of the fastest growing companies on the Inc. 500 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 lists. Passport is backed by Bain Capital Ventures, Grotech Ventures, MK Capital, and Relevance Capital. For more information, visit passportinc.com.