Passport modernizes parking and mobility management in Grand Forks, ND
City deploys mobile pay parking, digital permits and enforcement through Passport’s digital platform
Grand Forks, N.D. (July 12, 2021) — The City of Grand Forks is overhauling its parking operations with Passport, a leading transportation software and payments company that is trusted by cities to manage their parking and mobility infrastructure. By leveraging Passport’s digital platform, the City is now offering Passport’s mobile pay parking, parking enforcement and digital permitting solutions.
This is the first time the City of Grand Forks is offering digital payment options for parking. Passport’s mobile payment application, Passport Parking, is free to download and enables drivers to pay for parking sessions without the need to use coins or interact with public surfaces. The City is also launching Passport’s digital permitting solution, allowing long-term parkers to manage their parking sessions from a convenient online portal. With both solutions in place, parkers can enjoy easier and more flexible parking experiences and the City itself can simplify and automate manual processes, allowing them to more effectively manage their streets and sidewalks.
“With Passport’s digital platform under our belt, we no longer need to rely on outdated tools and processes and instead can more efficiently manage multiple aspects of our parking operations under a single, centralized system,” said Lt. Dwight Love, Facilities & Equipment Bureau. “This is a great advancement for the City and we are excited to finally offer our community easier and safer methods of payment for parking.”
Grand Forks joins over 1,000 cities that partner with Passport to manage and simplify their parking and mobility needs. Passport’s flexible and scalable platform enables the City of Grand Forks to house rules, rates and restrictions for the curb in a central system which can be communicated to enforcement officers on the streets. Data for all payment methods flows through that same system, providing a complete look at the parking ecosystem.
“Upgrading to Passport’s digital platform not only drives more efficiencies for the City, it also allows them to future proof their operations and help create a more livable and equitable community,” says Passport sales executive, Sam Warnecke. “We are proud to partner with Grand Forks and equip them with the technology to achieve their parking management goals.”
Passport is a transportation software and payments company that builds technology for more efficient streets and sidewalks. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Passport is trusted by more than 1,000 cities, universities and agencies, including Chicago, Toronto, Los Angeles, and Miami. Passport’s digital platform helps cities manage parking and mobility infrastructure, creating more livable, equitable communities. One of the fastest-growing companies on the Inc. 5000 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 lists, Passport was also named to Fast Company’s World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2020.