Parkmobile and City of Walnut Creek Introduce Mobile Payments for Parking to City
Walnut Creek, CA – August 1, 2016— Parkmobile, LLC, the leading provider of on-demand and prepaid mobile payments for on- and off-street parking, announced today its partnership with the City of Walnut Creek to provide mobile payments for parking to its residents and visitors. The app will be available for all 1,500 on-street parking meters so that customers can pay to park on-the-go using Parkmobile’s app for iPhone, Android, Windows, Amazon, and Blackberry phones, or by calling the toll-free number on the green meter stickers.
“The City is pleased to provide parking customers another way to pay for parking at the meter in addition to coins and credit cards,” said Carla Hansen, City of Walnut Creek Parking Manager.
Parkmobile’s mobile payments system is very simple and easy to use. Customers first must register by downloading the mobile app in their phone’s app store or online at www.parkmobile.com. Once registered, they may use the mobile app, internet, or the toll-free number listed on signage to pay for parking. After setting up their account, customers can immediately start using the system with their registered mobile phone. Mobile app users may also choose to receive alerts and reminders 15 minutes prior to their parking session expiring.
“We are excited to launch our service in Walnut Creek to give its residents and visitors an easier, faster way to pay for parking,” said Jon Ziglar, CEO of Parkmobile, LLC. “Relieving customers of having to carry coins and, instead, pay from their phones makes paying for parking fast and simple, truly enhancing the customer parking experience.”
This convenient service also provides customers the ability to receive alerts when their meter time is about to expire, extend their time remotely without returning to the meter, utilize credit cards in locations that do not offer manual credit card payments, as well as print and keep receipts for parking. Additionally, enforcement officers will be able to see that a motorist has paid with Parkmobile using their wireless handheld devices, so customers should not worry when the meter does not change. Additionally, users in Walnut Creek can take advantage of Parkmobile’s emerging payments options, which includes a stored value solution, called the Parkmobile Wallet, PayPal, and Visa Checkout. Parkmobile’s mobile payment solution is an added payment option and is intended to complement existing parking payment options. All existing forms of payment are still valid for use.
With the most widely used mobile parking solution in the country and 5 million people using Parkmobile’s services over 30 million times per year, Parkmobile is excited to make a difference leveraging our large network of users.
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 36 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.