Member News: City of Orillia Launches First Mobile Parking App with PassportParking®

City of Orillia Launches First Mobile Parking App with PassportParking®
Drivers can now pay and extend parking sessions remotely

Orillia, Ontario (Aug. 1, 2018) — The City of Orillia and Passport announce the launch of the PassportParking® mobile application in downtown Orillia. The mobile application is powered by Passport, the global leader of mobile payments for parking and transit serving transportation operations throughout North America.

For the first time, residents and visitors in downtown Orillia will have the option to pay for parking with a mobile application. The PassportParking app will be available for about 200 on-street spaces and nearly 500 off-street spaces.

In addition to being able to pay for parking through the app, users are also able to:

  • Extend their sessions remotely
  • Keep track of all parking history
  • Receive notifications
  • Get email receipts

“Orillia is fortunate to have a vibrant heritage downtown, rich in history and full of great places to shop, dine and explore. By introducing the PassportParking mobile app for downtown Orillia paid parking spaces, we are providing residents and visitors a simple, convenient way to pay for parking,” said Mayor Steve Clarke. “With an automatic reminder of time running short and the ability to top-up from wherever you are, no one should ever have to receive a ticket for an expired meter.”

 

“We’re excited to partner with the City of Orillia and introduce this type of parking technology in the Sunshine City,” said Passport Regional Director Conor Kelly. “Whether people are enjoying the Streets Alive! exhibit or even enjoying a meal downtown, they can be at ease knowing they have the convenience of paying for parking at their fingertips.”

Passport is also the technology provider for mobile parking payments in Toronto. The Green P app provides accessibility to 55,000 on- and off-street car parks managed by the Toronto Parking Authority.

Drivers can download the free PassportParking app from the App Store and Google Play. Users can also manage their parking online at ppprk.com.

About Passport
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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Media Contact:
Stacy Sneed
Marketing & Communications Manager Passport
(704) 823-6021
stacy.sneed@passportinc.com