Have you ever thrown a few quarters into parking meter just to run into Starbucks for a Teavana and find yourself enjoying your drink, checking Facebook and running out of time on the meter? Since July, this can now be avoided. Thanks to the PassportParking Mobile Payment app (also available for Apple Phones), you no longer have to worry about the parking meter reading "expired".
The Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency introduced the app late in July. The app can be used for both coin-operated street meters and meter in parking lots according to the Fort Myers News article published July 31. It can alert the user when their time is getting low and allow the user to add time to their meter using their debit or credit card. "That way, they can finish their meal, continue shopping, or concluding a business meeting without interruption or worrying about getting a parking ticket" said Don Paight, executive director of the Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency.
You can use the pay app in a few easy steps:
- Register with Passport.
- Pay with app on phone or call the local number for the company.
- Selection the option to receive alerts and reminders.
- Have your receipt emailed to you.
If you are a business owner downtown, there is a pretty neat option for you as well. Business owners can provide a discount code to their customers to pay for part or all of their customers parking. Simply add the code to your Facebook page for your customers to find. Sometimes a couple dollars in advertising free parking can be worth thousands.
If you have questions about this app and other parking options, contact Denison Parking: 239-337-3338.