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Member News: Borough of Belmar, New Jersey, Bringing contactless payments to beachfront parking with ParkMobile

ParkMobile new logoParkMobile app will allow users to pay for parking on their mobile device.

ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the United States, has partnered with the Borough of Belmar, New Jersey, to allow residents and visitors to pay for parking through their mobile devices. The ParkMobile app will be available at approximately 400 spaces along the town’s beachfront area starting May 8th, 2020. With the recent COVID-19 crisis, many city leaders are encouraging residents to use the app to prevent the spread of the virus.

ParkMobile is a free app available for both iPhone and Android devices. To pay for parking with the app, a user enters the zone number posted on nearby signs, selects the amount of time needed and touches the “Start Parking” button to begin the session. The user can also extend the time of the parking session on their mobile device. In addition, the user can dial 877-727-5304 to initiate a payment. Beyond Belmar, the app can be used to pay for parking in over 400 cities across the United States.

ParkMobile has a large and growing audience in the state of New Jersey and in the Tri-State Area. There are almost 1.3 million users of the app across the state including Jersey City, Hoboken, New Brunswick, Asbury Park, Ocean City, Wildwood and more. ParkMobile can also be used to make parking reservations for concerts and sporting events at Prudential Center in Newark. Beyond New Jersey, the app can be used in cities along the Northeast corridor from Washington, DC to Philadelphia to New York City.

“The Borough of Belmar wants to ensure the safety of visitors and residents,” says Mayor Mark Walsifer. “By partnering with ParkMobile to offer contactless parking payments, we are working to provide our community with a smart mobility option for anyone looking to spend time at the beach.”

“We’re excited to bring contactless parking payments to Belmar,” says Jon Ziglar, CEO of ParkMobile. “We have thousands of ParkMobile users in the local area who will now be able to pay for parking on their mobile devices without the concern of spreading COVID-19.”

For more visit https://parkmobile.io/.


Early BRTs Faring Well

Bus rapid transit has reappeared as one possible way to decrease congestion and get people from place to place. Cities say the systems are relatively affordable and don’t required tremendous infrastructure improvements to launch. Critics say they’re not fast enough for today’s commuters and that it’s too difficult to get people on buses for day-to-day transportation.

Streetsblog decided to look into some of the first BRTs in the U.S., to see how they’re doing. And the results may be surprising–most have outpaced ridership projections and are busy and effective.

Read the whole story here and let us know–is BRT a possible addition in your city?