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DDOT encourages contactless payments for city parking with the ParkMobile app

Wednesday 3 June 2020 13:03 CET | News

US-based smart parking and mobility solutions provider ParkMobile has partnered with the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) to promote contactless parking payments.

According to the press release, the partnership aims to reduce the number of people touching the meters by promoting a mobile payment solution. The mobile payment option protects the safety of both the people paying for parking and DDOT's workforce by reducing physical interactions with meters at over 19,000 parking spaces around the city. With the recent COVID-19 crisis, many city leaders across the country are encouraging residents to use the app versus the meter to prevent the spread of the virus.

Besides, the ParkMobile app is free for both iPhone and Android devices. To pay for parking with the app, a user enters the zone number posted on stickers and signs around the meter, selects the amount of time needed, and touches the 'Start Parking' button to begin the session. Moreover, the user can extend the time of the parking session on their mobile device, without having to go back to the meter. 

Furthermore, the ParkMobile app can be used to pay for parking in over 400 cities across the United States and is widely available in the D.C. metro area from Arlington to Alexandria, Virginia, to Montgomery County, Maryland.


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