Penticton pilots new mobile parking payment app
Darren Calibaba, Traffic Enforcement Officer, displays the new stickers now on the meters that are part of the mobile parking payment pilot project that starts today.
Penticton – Residents and visitors have a new way to pay for parking at two locations downtown with the start of the new mobile parking payment trial. The Passport Canada app can now be used to pay for parking at meters on the 100 block of Martin Street and at the 421 Ellis St parking lot.
Passport Canada is available on both Apple and Android devices and is free to download through the App Store or Google Play. Users can also manage their parking at passportca.com. With Passport Canada, users can easily pay for parking sessions from their mobile devices, as well as:
- Monitor parking sessions
- Extend time remotely
- View payment history
- Receives email receipts
The app also features a digital wallet which makes it possible for parkers to pre-load funds using their debit or credit cards to pay for future parking. All users who preload $20 will receive a $5 bonus in their digital wallet.
“Passport Parking app allows you the convenience of parking without having to carry change for the parking meters. You’ll be notified in advance when your time is running low on funds and you can refill it remotely – no more running to your car! This technology will be extremely convenient for our downtown businesses and their customers. The “Wallet” feature is cost saving as you receive $25 worth of parking for $20. Check this out and see how easy it will be,” says Lynn Allin, Executive Director of the Downtown Penticton Association.
The City will monitor use of the app and its effectiveness over the next few weeks before considering options to implement it more widely. Feedback about the app can be sent to Tina Siebert, Bylaw Supervisor at firstname.lastname@example.org.