Mobile Parking App Debuts In Shepherdstown

Originally appeared on The Journal

February 1, 2016

By: Mary Stortstrom

Shepherdstown changing mobile parking service today

SHEPHERDSTOWN-As more and more aspects of daily life take digital form, drivers in Shepherdstown can continue to leave their coins at home and pay for parking via a mobile app. However, the town will change service providers today from the current Park Mobile app to Passport.

According to Steve Alemar, parking enforcement officer with the Shepherdstown Police Department, mobile parking apps, in general, are more convenient-for both police officers and the public.

“There are a number of things that make parking apps more convenient than traditional metering. If you’re parked at a meter and your time’s about to expire, the app will send a notification to your phone, and you can add more time without having to stop what you’re doing and go out to feed the meter,” Alemar said. “For the police department, using a mobile parking app cuts down on expenses for us, including the time it would take for someone to go collect the money from the meters.”