New Hamilton Parking App Lets Users Pay Using their Smartphones
Hamilton’s new parking app has made it easier for people to pay for parking using their smartphones, although it may be a bit more expensive to do so in some cases. The Passport Parking app lets people pay, track, and extend their parking anytime on all on-street parking meters and municipal parking lots (via Global News).
To get started, users need to first download the app from the Apple Store or Google Play and create a free account. They can then park anywhere they see the Passport Parking App sign and enter the 4-digit location ID to pay, track or add time to their parking directly from their smartphone.
The launch of the “pay-by-phone” app coincides with an increase in parking rates for on-street meters, from $1.50 per hour to $2 per hour, as approved by Hamilton City Council during the 2020 budget process.
Payment by coin at meters and by coin or credit card in off-street lots will remain available.
Here’s a small video detailing how to use the Passport Parking app to pay for parking in the city of Hamilton.