Seal Beach prepares for summer with new PassportParking® app
Mobile parking app allows drivers to enjoy their time, at their pace
Seal Beach, Calif. (May 3, 2018) — Just in time for the first big waves of summer, the City of Seal Beach announces the launch of its new mobile parking application, PassportParking®. The app allows parkers to pay for their parking with their smartphones. PassportParking, is powered by Passport, the global leader of mobile payments for parking and transit, serving cities and universities through North America.
This is the first time Seal Beach will have a mobile payment app available to residents and visitors. Parkers are not only able to quickly pay for parking on the PassportParking app but they can also monitor and extend their parking sessions remotely, view payment history and receive email receipts.
“We are completely transforming our parking operation. Our goal is to provide a higher standard of customer service for residents and visitors. The PassportParking payment option gives Seal Beach parkers an easier option to pay for parking,” said Seal Beach Police Cmdr. Steve Bowles. “The app offers a great convenience for when you’re at the beach or around the city. Being able to extend your time right from your phone wasn’t an option before now.”
The PassportParking app will be available in more than 600 parking spaces (six zones) throughout Seal Beach. The zones include areas near the beach: 1st, 8th and 10th streets, as well as along Main Street and Electric Avenue (near 8th St. and 10th St.) and Main Street between Central and Ocean avenues (closest to 10th St.).
“The Passport technology enhances a city’s experiences for residents and visitors,” said Nathan Berry, Passport executive director. “People can enjoy Seal Beach at their leisure without worrying about rushing back to a meter to extend time or cutting their time short. The app allows you to determine how you spend your time, at your pace.”
Passport is the industry’s leading mobile technology solution specializing in enterprise business applications and payments for the public and private sectors. The company has also successfully launched the MetroParking app in Los Angeles. The PassportParking app is free to download through the App Store or Google Play. Users can also manage their parking at ppprk.com.
Passport transforms the way cities manage their operations. The fintech company’s mobile-first platform has been adopted by more than 450 cities, universities, and private operators around the world in cities including Chicago, Toronto, London, and Miami, across more than 5,000 locations. Passport’s product lines —– parking, transit and tolling payments, parking enforcement, and permit management —– enable organizations in the public and private sectors to streamline their operations, enhance customer service, and make data-driven decisions. Consistently recognized as one of the fastest growing companies and Best Places to Work in Charlotte, North Carolina, Passport has an ingrained practice of putting People First —– a guiding principle in its Culture.
Passport is backed by a group of investors, including Bain Capital Ventures, Grotech Ventures, MK Capital and Relevance Capital. Learn more, or get in touch with Passport at passportinc.com.
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