Parkmobile, LLC Brings Mobile Payments Solution to Town of Amherst

November 6, 2017

 The Parkmobile app will allow customers to use their mobile devices to easily pay for parking – supplementing the use of credit cards or coins

Amherst, MA –  November 6, 2017 – Parkmobile, LLC and the town of Amherst announced today a partnership that will allow customers to use their mobile devices to pay for parking. The service will be available at all metered spaces throughout the town.

Parkmobile’s mobile payments system is user-friendly and widely-available across platforms. Customers first must register by downloading the mobile app for iPhone, Android, or Windows phones, or online at www.parkmobile.com. Once registered, they may use the mobile app, internet, or for those without a smartphone – call the toll-free number listed on the green meter stickers and signs to pay for parking. After setting up their account, customers may immediately start using the system with their registered mobile phone. Enforcement officers will be able to see that a motorist has paid with Parkmobile using a wireless handheld device and the parker’s license plate number. Mobile app users may also choose to receive alerts and reminders prior to their parking session expiring.

“Amherst is happy to expand our payment options for purchasing parking time in town center.  Although our lot meters accept payments by card, the street meters have been limited to payment by coin for decades.  This is an important addition to the menu of options for our patrons and guests. The Parkmobile app is the first of several new features we will be rolling out over the next few months that will make parking in Amherst more convenient.  With Northampton and UMass also offering payment with the same app, we think acceptance among data phone users will be pretty high,” stated Geoff Kravitz, Business Development Director for the Town of Amherst.

“Parkmobile is proud to be partnering with Amherst to bring forward hassle-free parking,” said Jon Ziglar, CEO of Parkmobile.  “We are thrilled to offer this service, which uses cutting-edge technology to transform the parking experience.  We eliminate the taxing process of swiping a card or feeding coins to a meter by offering a more convenient option. Parkmobile is looking forward to working with Amherst to offer our service.”        

Parkmobile is widely available in surrounding regions including Boston, Northampton, Somerville, Medford, Mansfield, Walpole, Lawrence, Attleboro and other major cities including Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., and New York City. 

As the most widely used mobile parking solution in the country with over 7 million users employing Parkmobile’s services over 45 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 39 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 and transit permit solutions. Parkmobile serves over 50 airports as well as provides reserved parking solutions for private operators, the Super Bowl, the College Football Championship Series, PGA, Fenway Park, and Nationwide Arena, to name a few. For more information, visit us at Parkmobile.com, on Twitter @Parkmobile or facebook.com/Parkmobile.

 

Parkmobile Contact: Tina Dyer, VP of Marketing, 770-818-9036, tina.dyer@parkmobileglobal.com