City of Joliet Partners with Passport to Launch Mobile Pay for Parking

City introduces mobile app for quicker parking payments

Joliet, IL — Handling your parking experience just got easier. The City of Joliet today announced the launch of PassportParking® mobile app, which allows drivers to conveniently pay for their parking session from their smartphone. Developed by Passport, the global leader in mobile payments for parking and transit, the app provides residents and visitors alike with a seamless parking experience.

The city is aiming to ease the hassle of paying for parking at various city-wide locations including the York Street Lot, New Avenue Lot, Eastern/Washington Lot, which include 447 parking spaces. The app allows parkers to pay for parking, receive notifications when their parking sessions are low on time, and extend sessions their remotely.

“The PassportParking app will be a great option for the commuter parkers — especially the ones running late for the train,” said Joliet Parking Superintendent, Tom Schwerha. “Being able to provide our residents and visitors with an efficient way to navigate their parking experiences is just the beginning of the innovative technology we are adding to continue to better our community.”

“We are honored to partner with the City of Joliet to improve the parking experience for drivers,” said Chris Watt, Client Success Manager at Passport. “It’s an exciting time for the city as they continue to invest in forward-thinking initiatives.

Passport is the global leader in parking payment apps, with its solutions available in cities like Boston, Chicago, Toronto, and Detroit. PassportParking is being used by over 50 municipalities in Illinois, including the City of Chicago. Local communities such as New Lenox and Lockport are also using the PassportParking platform.

The PassportParking app is free to download from the App Store and Google Play, and parkers can also manage their parking online at


Passport is the industry’s leading mobile technology solution specializing in enterprise business applications and payments for the public and private sector. Passport’s product lines–parking payments, transit payments, enforcement and permit management–collectively serve to deliver dynamic tools for agencies to better connect with their communities. Its services have been adopted by over 300 agencies on over 3,000 locations globally including Chicago, Toronto, Boston, Portland, Westminster and Miami. Passport’s mission is to reduce operational complexity and deliver intelligent data to improve decision making for its clients.

Passport is backed by a group of investors, including Grotech Ventures, Relevance Capital, and MK Capital. For more information, please visit


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