With the launch of Parkmobile, residents, businesses and visitors will be able to conduct their parking transactions by mobile phone.
Kalamazoo, MI April 17, 2014 – Parkmobile USA, Inc. announced today their revolutionary new service will be available at all Downtown Kalamazoo parking meters. Users will now have an alternative option to pay for parking through Parkmobile’s mobile application for the iPhone, Android, Windows, and Blackberry smart phones.
“I’m excited to see Kalamazoo take this forward thinking stance on parking, making downtown more convenient and accessible, just as other larger cities like Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor have,” says Susan Terranella, co-owner of Cakes Boutique and President of the Downtown Kalamazoo Restaurant and Retail Association. “This can only mean positive things for the downtown shopping community.”
To use the new Parkmobile system, customers may register for free at www.parkmobile.com or via the downloadable mobile app. Once registered, they can use the mobile app, the internet, or a toll free number to pay for parking.
After setting up the account, customers can immediately begin to purchase parking via the mobile app by entering the zone number listed on the meter and paying by method of credit card, debit card, PayPal or Parkmobile Wallet. Although payment does not integrate with the meter itself, parking officers will be equipped with a handheld device used to identify Parkmobile payments.
“I am hearing from many sources about other cities who use Parkmobile or other similar programs and it is all positive,” said Chris Shook, Chair of the Downtown Kalamazoo Incorporated Parking Committee. “The value realized by this service becomes quickly apparent
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