Sault Ste. Marie in Ontario is the latest city to sign on with Passport Parking Canada’s iOS and Android app, now allowing drivers to pay for parking from their smartphones.
Street parking and city-run parking lots will support the Passport Parking app, allowing users to pay for and extend time, remotely. Existing street meters and display terminals will still accept coins and credit cards.
“We are happy to offer another option for drivers to pay for parking, one that we feel is quite innovative,” said Brent Lamming, Director of Community Services, in a statement on November 13, 2019.
The Passport Parking app sends notifications when a user’s parking is running out, offering a reload option, while also provides emailed receipts and parking history. Users will pay a $0.15 cent transaction fee to use the app.
“Most people seem to have a smart phone, but not everyone has change in their pocket. Drivers can pay, extend and manage their parking sessions with just a few taps, its quite convenient and user friendly,” added Lamming.