Member News: Babylon Village introduces new parking app, PassportParking®, for ease, convenience
Babylon, NY (May 1, 2018) — The Village of Babylon announces the launch of PassportParking®, a mobile parking application that allows parkers to pay for their parking through their smartphones. The app is powered by the global leader of mobile payments for parking and transit, Passport, serving cities and universities throughout North America.
In addition to paying for parking, users can:
- Monitor their parking sessions
- Extend sessions remotely
- Store funds in a dedicated wallet
- View payment history
- Receive email receipts
This is the first time Babylon Village will have a mobile payment option. The app will be available for nearly 1,000 off-street parking spaces primarily in the commuter lots and commercial spaces. Currently, the village only has pay stations available in these lots and spaces. This more traditional payment method will still be available for those who choose to use it.
“The PassportParking® app will give commuters the option to pay directly from their smartphones. This type of convenience will benefit all who commute from Babylon Village,” said Babylon Village Mayor Ralph Scordino. “The ability to extend the time on the meter while in New York City is something that we have wanted to offer for a long time. With Passport, it is quick and easy to add more time, if for example, you work overtime or you go to a show and decide to come back later than you originally planned. Passport will make the commuter parking more user-friendly.”
Babylon Village will provide a wallet option within the app which allow users to upload funds into their PassportParking account. The initial upload would be for $20 with an option to reload in $10 increments.
“Mornings are a lot easier when you can avoid walking to a pay station to pay for parking, especially when running late for the train. The PassportParking app eliminates this hassle and allows you to park right from your smartphone in your vehicle or on the go,” said Alexandra Wells, Passport Northeast executive.
Passport transforms the way cities manage their operations. The fintech company’s mobile-first platform has been adopted by more than 450 cities, universities, and private operators around the world in cities including Chicago, Toronto, London, and Miami, across more than 5,000 locations. Passport’s product lines —– parking, transit and tolling payments, parking enforcement, and permit management —– enable organizations in the public and private sectors to streamline their operations, enhance customer service, and make data-driven decisions. Consistently recognized as one of the fastest growing companies and Best Places to Work in Charlotte, North Carolina, Passport has an ingrained practice of putting People First —– a guiding principle in its Culture.
Passport is backed by a group of investors, including Bain Capital Ventures, Grotech Ventures, MK Capital and Relevance Capital. Learn more, or get in touch with Passport at passportinc.com.
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