The Danbury Parking Authority could soon be writing fewer tickets for people who've let their meter expire. Danbury has launched a program that will allow drivers to use their mobile phones to pay for parking at 400 on-street spaces throughout the city. Customers can pay for parking with their cell phone using Parkmobile’s mobile app for the iPhone, Android, and Windows smartphones.
Mayor Mark Boughton says this is an innovative service that will enable residents to experience downtown Danbury in a more convenient and accessible way. He says the partnership with Parkmobile is helping to bring Danbury into the 21st century as a city of the future.
Time limits on meters still apply and the app will not allow users to purchase more time than allotted by the meters.
To use the new Parkmobile system, customers register free at www.parkmobile.com. Once registered, they can use a mobile app, internet, or call toll free to pay for parking. Up to five license plates can be associated with each user profile.
It was free to partner with ParkMobile. Enforcement officers will be able to see that a motorist has paid with Parkmobile using a wireless handheld device. The parking authority paid for the handhelds.
Mobile app users may also choose to receive alerts and reminders 15 minutes prior to expiration of their parking session. The app charges users 35 cents for every transaction.
Parkmobile, LLC is the leading provider for on-demand and prepaid mobile payments for on- and off- street parking and mobility related services. The Parkmobile network spans across more than 2,000 locations. Parkmobile serves over 20 airports as well as provides reserved parking solutions for private operators, the Super Bowl, the College Football Championship Series, Fenway Park, and Nationwide Arena among others.