Parkmobile, LLC Partners with City of Northampton to Bring Mobile Payments for Parking to the Entire City

August 25, 2017

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

Northampton, MA – August 25, 2017 - Parkmobile, LLC and the city of Northampton announced today a partnership that will soon allow customers to use their mobile devices to pay for parking at approximately 1,500 metered spaces throughout Northampton.  The service will be launched in September. Customers can pay for parking with their mobile devices using Parkmobile’s mobile applications for iPhone, Android, and Windows phones .

To use the Parkmobile system, customers can register for free through the app or at www.parkmobile.com. Once registered, they may use the app, internet, or call toll-free to pay for parking. Time will not display on the meter, but 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 prior to their parking session expirating. Time limits on meters still apply and the app will not allow users to purchase more time than allotted by the meters.

“Northampton has made significant investments in our parking system to make it more user-friendly and expand payment options for residents and visitors,” said Mayor David Narkewicz. “We’re excited to partner with Parkmobile to now offer the additional convenience of a mobile parking app.”

“Parkmobile is honored to partner with a forward-thinking city to bring forward ease-free parking,” said Jon Ziglar, CEO of Parkmobile. “We are thrilled to partner with the City of Northampton to offer this service, which uses cutting-edge technology to enhance the parking experience by eliminating the archaic practice of swiping a card or feeding coins to a meter. Parkmobile looks forward to working with Northampton over the coming weeks to offer drivers a more convenient means of parking.”    

Parkmobile is widely available in surrounding regions including Boston, Amherst, Somerville, Medford, Mansfield, Walpole, Lawrence, Attleboro and other major cities including Pittsburgh and Washington, DC.                 

As the most widely used mobile parking solution in the country with 6 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’s mobile payment solution is an added payment option and is intended to complement existing parking payment options. All existing forms of payment (credit and debit cards, coins, and bills) are still valid for meter use.

 

About Parkmobile

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 6 million consumers and are available in more than 2,000 locations, including 37 of the top 100 cities in the U.S. Parkmobile’s services include on-street parking, off-street parking deck, 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.

 

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

City of Northampton Contact: Lyn N. Simmons, 413-587-1249, lsimmons@northamptonma.gov