Hood River introduces Passport Parking for downtown area
Drivers can easily pay to park from their smartphones
Hood River, Ore. (March 5, 2020) — The City of Hood River announces the launch of the mobile app, Passport Parking, for downtown parking. With this digital upgrade, residents and visitors can now conveniently pay for parking through their smartphones.
Drivers can simply download the Passport Parking app from the App Store or Google Play, create an account with an email address or phone number and enter their license plate, zone number and duration of stay. If users want to park longer, they can extend sessions remotely from their smartphones. Parking can additionally be managed online at passportparking.com.
“This new pay-by-plate system is one strategy to manage downtown parking and make it easier and more convenient for users,” said Laura Garcia-Rangel, Hood River parking clerk. “Users will no longer have to feed meters or go to pay stations. Instead, they can pay from their smartphones.”
Passport Parking can be used in cities and universities across the state such as Washington Park, Oregon State University and anywhere Passport Parking signage is displayed. Passport also supports the Parking Kitty mobile app in Portland.
“Passport is dedicated to helping every city transform their mobility management,” said Sam Warnecke, sales executive at Passport. “Through our partnership with Hood River, we are able to help create more efficient operations for the city and positive experiences for drivers.”
Passport is transforming mobility management for cities, empowering them to create more livable and equitable communities. Passport enables clients to facilitate digital payments and control their curbsides through a mobility software platform. Trusted by 1,000 cities, universities and agencies, including Chicago, Toronto, London, Los Angeles, and Miami, Passport is one of the fastest-growing companies on the Inc. 5000 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 lists. Passport is backed by Rho Capital Partners, H.I.G. Growth Partners, ThornTree Capital Partners, Bain Capital Ventures, Grotech Ventures, MK Capital, and Relevance Capital. For more information, visit passportinc.com.
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