The City of Charlotte and Parkmobile Relaunch their Mobile Payments Solution with City-Branded App for Parking

June 14, 2016

Charlotte, NC – June 14, 2016 —The City of Charlotte and Parkmobile, LLC have partnered to launch a custom parking app for mobile payments, called Park It! Charlotte. The application allows parkers to use their mobile devices to pay for parking at the 1,200+ metered, on-street parking spaces throughout the city. Customers using the Park It! Charlotte app can pay for parking with their smartphones using a free mobile application available for iPhone and Android. Additionally, current Parkmobile customers can still pay for parking in Charlotte using their Parkmobile app. A toll-free number is posted on signage near the meters for those without a smartphone to make on-street payments.

Danny Pleasant, Charlotte Department of Transportation Director, stated “We are excited to continue offering visitors to the center city easy, mobile pay options for on-street parking.  Whether using the Park It! Charlotte app or Parkmobile app, motorists can be assured an easy, convenient way to pay using City of Charlotte approved mobile pay sites.”

“We are pleased to continue our partnership with the City of Charlotte to bring a city centric mobile payments solution to their residents and visitors,” said Jon Ziglar, CEO of Parkmobile, LLC.  “This service makes paying for parking fast and simple, enhancing the customer parking experience. Parkmobile and Charlotte Department of Transportation have worked together to refresh the existing program, and we look forward to continue working with them to offer drivers an easier, more efficient way of parking.”

The Park It! Charlotte app functions similarly to Parkmobile’s mobile payment system and is simple to use. To set up an account, customers may download the mobile app from the Apple or Google Play store and sign up using their mobile number, or by calling 877-727-5730. Once registered, parkers can immediately begin using the app with their registered mobile device or call the toll-free number to pay for parking.

By simplifying the public parking experience, drivers no longer need to search their car for loose change or check their watch to see when the meter expires. The app allows customers to effortlessly input payment information, while also sending a 15-minute reminder before the meter expires.  To add more time, customers don’t even need to walk back to the car – it’s as easy as pushing a button. Additionally, enforcement agents will be able to see that a motorist has paid with Park It! Charlotte using their wireless handheld devices, so customers should not worry when the meter does not change.

With the most widely used mobile parking solution in the country and 4 million people using Parkmobile’s services over 27 million times per year, Parkmobile is excited to make a difference leveraging our large network of users.

 

About Parkmobile

Parkmobile, LLC is the leading provider for on-demand and prepaid mobile payments for on- and off-street parking. Their services have been adopted in more than 2,000 locations, including 35 of the top 100 cities in the U.S. by millions of registered users. Parkmobile’s services include on-street parking, off-street parking deck, airport and event reservations and municipal parking permit solutions. Parkmobile serves over 20 airports as well as provides reserved parking solutions for private operators, the Super Bowl, the College Football Championship Series, Fenway Park, FedEx Field and Nationwide Arena, to name a few. For more information, visit us at www.parkmobile.com, on Twitter @Parkmobile, or facebook.com/Parkmobile.

 

Parkmobile Contact: 

Tina Dyer, Director of Marketing, 770-818-9036, tina.dyer@parkmobileglobal.com   

 

Charlotte DOT Contact:

Doreen Szymanski, Public Service & Communications Division Manager, 704-336-7527, dszymanski@charlottenc.gov