University of South Carolina Introduces PassportParking® Mobile Parking Payment Application

University adds parking app for quicker payment option

Columbia, SC — Paying for parking just got easier for the University of South Carolina (USC). The University has launched the PassportParking® mobile parking application at 556 parking spaces throughout campus. Passport, the global leader for parking and transit payments across cities and universities throughout North America, currently provides mobile payment for parking at universities in 24 states across the U.S.

Users can now utilize their smartphones to pay for parking. In addition, users can also:

  • Receive alerts when parking sessions are low on time
  • Extend parking sessions remotely
  • View parking history
  • Receive email receipts
  • Get updates and notifications

“We’ve seen an increase of mobile-based payments for everything from buying groceries to paying for coffee, and there’s no surprise that parking is following suit,” said Chris Howard, parking division at the University of South Carolina. “By implementing PassportParking, we are able to provide campus goers with a convenient option to pay and manage their parking sessions directly from their smartphones.”

“We’re thrilled to partner with the University of South Carolina to create a simple parking experience for students, faculty, and visitors,” said Kelsey Owens, sales executive at Passport. “Digitizing the experience adds a modern approach to handling parking.”

In addition to the University, the PassportParking app is also available in the City of Columbia SC, Charleston SC, Myrtle Beach SC, Charlotte NC, and Asheville NC. Passport also powers Catch The COMET app, Columbia’s mobile application that allows riders to purchase tickets for the transit system.

The PassportParking app is free to download through the App Store and Google Play. Users can also manage their parking via web at


Passport is the industry’s leading mobile technology solution specializing in enterprise business applications and payments for the public and private sector. Passport’s product lines–parking payments, transit payments, enforcement and permit management–collectively serve to deliver dynamic tools for agencies to better connect with their communities. Its services have been adopted by over 400 agencies on over 3,000 locations globally. Passport’s mission is to reduce operational complexity and deliver intelligent data to improve decision making for its clients.

Passport is backed by a group of investors, including Grotech Ventures, Relevance Capital, and MK Capital. For more information, please visit


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