Village of Vernon Hills Launches Mobile Pay App at Metra Station

PassportParking? app makes parking easier for Metra commuters

Village of Vernon Hills, IL — A new mobile application is available for parkers at the Village of Vernon Hills.  The PassportParking mobile parking app enables drivers to conveniently pay for their parking at any of the nearly 700 parking spots at the Metra lot.  The app is powered by the global leader of mobile payments for parking and transit, Passport, serving cities and universities throughout North America.

In addition to paying for parking, users can:

  • Monitor their parking sessions
  • View payment history
  • Receive email receipts

“We are excited to offer commuters a simple option to pay for parking on-the-go at the Metra station,” said Nikki Larson, finance director at the Village of Vernon Hills. “Parkers will now be able to conveniently use their smartphones to pay for their parking.”

“We are proud to make the Passport mobile technology available at the Village of Vernon Hills. The mobile app adds to our growing mobile presence in Chicagoland,” said Chris Watt, client success executive at Passport.  “The PassportParking app enables a better experience for Metra commuters to pay for their parking from the convenience of their phones.”

The PassportParking app is also available more than 50 other cities in Chicagoland. The app is free to download from the App Store and Google Play, and parkers can also manage parking online 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 300 agencies on over 3,000 locations globally including Chicago, Toronto, Boston, Portland, Westminster and Miami. 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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