Launch of PassportCanada App
Originally appeared on iPhoneinCanada
Surrey Launches PassportCanada iOS App for Parking Payments
by Gary Ng on Monday, January 18th, 2016
The City of Surrey has launched a new mobile app to make it easier to pay and track parking, replacing the existing mobile system, with a new solution coming from Passport, which also powers other city parking apps across Canada.
PassportCanada will work at on and off-street parking locations, including the following: NCH Parkade, Healthy Communities, Central City Library, North Surrey Rec. Ctr, SFU Lot B, and SFU Lot C. Users will see new signed asking users to download the app from their smartphones.
The PassportCanada app allows users to quickly pay, track and extend their parking right from their iPhone or Android device. Notifications are sent out 15 minutes prior to parking expiration, while merchant validation will also be possible through the app at participation businesses.
Andrew Haye, Parking Services Coordinator, said “We’re pleased to be working with the Passport team to launch this new mobile pay solution,” along with “We know that PassportCanada is an app that our residents and visitors will get excited about using.”
The City of Surrey says the app is free to use, with no additional fees. For first-time sessions, a promotional $2 discount code can be used. Parking can also be managed online at ppprkca.com. The City says the app will be ready to download in early 2016, but it’s already in the App Store.
I use the ParkVictoria iPhone app periodically and it’s a very good parking app. There’s no fee involved if you fund your ParkVictoria account balance with reloads, but only if you are using single credit card transactions.
Click here to download PassportCanada in the App Store—and let us know how you like it.