Member News: Indiana Borough Introduces Mobile Payment App Powered by Passport
Indiana, Pa. (Feb. 15, 2018) — Indiana Borough announces the launch of PassportParking®, a mobile parking application that allows parkers 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.
The PassportParking app makes paying for parking more convenient for residents and visitors. In addition to paying for parking, users can:
- Monitor their parking sessions
- Extend parking sessions (when available)
- View payment history
- Receive email receipts
The PassportParking app will provide access to more than 600 on-street parking spaces in the downtown area. This is one of many measures Indiana Borough Parking Department is launching in the Borough. Other upgrades include LED lighting and a new real-time computerized system for its 511-space parking garage. Parkers will also be able to avoid frigid winter weather by quickly paying for parking on the go or even in advance without putting coins in a meter. Parking is enforced from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
“We are excited to partner with Passport for this new initiative in Indiana Borough. With the PassportParking app, drivers can pay for their parking in our metered zones from the convenience of their phones,” said Lt. Justin Schawl, Special Services Division, Indiana Borough Police. “They can also extend their parking sessions without having to feed a meter.”
“With the PassportParking app already available at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, this is a great opportunity to expand the reach of the application with the addition of Indiana Borough. As they launch new efforts to improve parking, we’re honored to be on this new digital road with them,” said Tom Wiese, sales executive at Passport. “We are happy to support their growth strategies and offer an app that makes handling the parking experience as simple as possible.”
Passport is the industry’s leading mobile technology solution specializing in enterprise business applications and payments for the public and private sectors. The company works with other Pennsylvania locations, including the Borough of Gettysburg, Borough of West Chester, Carlisle Borough, Borough of Phoenixville and the City of New Castle. The app is free to download through the App Store or 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.
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