Parkmobile and The Philadelphia Parking Authority Launch meterUP App Throughout the City
Parkmobile, the leading provider of mobile parking solutions in the US, announced today the launch of the meterUP mobile payments program which will be available throughout Philadelphia. The application will allow parkers to use their mobile devices to pay for parking at the metered, on-street parking spaces throughout the city.
The service will be available beginning in Center City, University City, and PPA-operated SEPTA rail stations, and both the Parkmobile and meterUP app will be accepted throughout the city. The city-wide deployment will be completed in the coming weeks and months. In Philadelphia, streets with posted meterUP signage and decals will indicate the app is available in that location.
The meterUP mobile payments system is user-friendly and widely-available across platforms. Customers first must register by downloading the mobile app for iPhone or Android, or online at www.meterup.org. Once registered, they may use the mobile app, internet, or for those without a smartphone, call the toll-free number listed on the meter stickers and signs to pay for parking. Users can opt in to receive reminders prior to their parking expiring, and if the meter max has not been reached, they may even extend time remotely. Additionally, when using the app in Philadelphia, they also have the option of stopping their session early to avoid unused time. Enforcement officers will be able to see that a motorist has paid with meterUP or Parkmobile using a wireless handheld device and the parker’s license plate number.
“Parkmobile is thrilled to offer our services to the city of Philadelphia. With many existing users in the surrounding markets, we are excited to provide a one-stop solution parking app for the city. The availability of the app will now allow users the convenience of using their mobile device to locate, start-stop pay and extend their meter through their mobile device. With a user base of over 7.5 million and our vast network, including the 7 of the top 10 cities in the US, we are excited to offer it in the city,” Jon Ziglar, CEO of Parkmobile expressed.
Parkmobile is widely available in surrounding areas including Pittsburgh, State College, Harrisburg, Wilmington, Conshohocken, Borough of Doylestown, Lancaster, New Hope. Users may employ Parkmobile in the neighboring D.C. area for on-demand and reservation parking. Additionally, Parkmobile maintains a contract with the New York City DOT to offer mobile payment at all metered spaces across all five boroughs.
As the most widely used mobile parking solution in the country with over 7.5 million users employing Parkmobile’s services over 50 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. its mission is to leverage technology and innovation to maximize convenience and efficiency for the owner, operator, and consumer. Parkmobile’s services have been adopted by over 7 million consumers and are available in more than 1MM parking spaces, 3,000+ locations, including 39 of the top 100 cities in the U.S. Parkmobile’s services include on- and off-street parking, airport and event reservations, and municipal parking permit solutions. Parkmobile serves over 250 cities, 150 events and venues and 20 airports with on-demand, permit and reservations parking solutions. For more information, visit us at www.parkmobile.com, on Twitter @Parkmobile, or facebook.com/Parkmobile.
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