It’s Not Cat Pay, But Parking Kitty Arrives in Portland

Originally published in Mobile Payments Today

June 1, 2017

The city of Portland, Oregon has launched Parking Kitty, a mobile payment app powered by Passport, a provider of mobile payments for parking and transit.

The mobile application will also be available throughout the region at Washington Park and Portland State University, according to a press release from the city.

Portland’s Bureau of Transportation said that Parking Kitty uses the industry’s most advanced parking technology, offering parking payment, reminders, and parking extension options to simplify paying for parking. The app will be available at 15,000 parking spaces across the city of Portland.

“We want it to be easy to pay for parking in Portland. We also want it to be fun. Parking Kitty helps us do both,” Portland Bureau of Transportation Director Leah Treat said in a statement. “We chose the name to reflect some of our city’s creativity and hopefully bring a smile to Portland’s drivers. We want it to be simple and efficient to find and pay for parking because well-managed on-street parking is good for drivers, good for business and good for our transportation system.”