Member News: University of Illinois Adds Mobile Parking App, Powered by Passport
University adds “MobileMeter” mobile parking app for convenient payments.
Champaign, IL (June 18, 2018) — The University of Illinois announces the launch of MobileMeter, a mobile pay parking application powered by Passport, the global leader of mobile payments for parking and transit. The MobileMeter app has been greatly successful in the City of Urbana and the City of Champaign. It is being adopted by the University of Illinois for a seamless experience throughout the college community and it will be available in more than 2,100 spaces across campus.
In addition to paying for parking, users of the MobileMeter app can monitor their parking sessions, extend sessions remotely, view payment history and receive email receipts. To use MobileMeter, parkers register, select their length of stay, enter the zone number from the meter or decal and supply payment information.
“Smartphone technology is an essential part of our everyday lives and parking is no exception,” said David Ivey, University of Illinois Parking Manager. “I anticipate our budding partnership with Passport will not only provide a convenient payment by app option but also offer a more robust payment platform. Specifically, I believe this partnership will provide a critical alternative to our outgoing CashKey program. We’re excited about the potential as well as the flexibility and responsiveness of the Passport team.”
“The University of Illinois joins a growing number of Big Ten universities powered by Passport including the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, University of Iowa, Purdue University and the University of Nebraska,” said Tom Wiese, Passport executive. “We’re honored to partner with the university to provide a mobile solution for parking with MobileMeter.”
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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