City launches phone app for paid parking

Free PassportParking app allows for easier payments
Aug 02, 2017

City officials are hoping a cell phone app will make it easier for motorists to pay for parking in Mukilteo.

The free new app, called PassportParking, is now available for use in the Front Street and Lighthouse Park area.

“The PassportParking app will provide our visitors an easier way to pay for parking,” Mayor Jennifer Gregerson said.

“Passport’s technology makes managing your parking simple, which our visitors will appreciate. We’re looking forward to implementing the new app along with Passport’s enforcement technology, which will free up our rangers to spend more time with the public and fits our vision as a sustainable, well-run city.”

The app offers a quicker option for purchasing parking while also helping users avoid parking citations. It allows users to pay with their debit or credit card and add more parking time remotely, though a 15-cent surcharge is added for using the app. It also allows users to monitor their current parking session, review parking history and receive email receipts.

Passport is the global leader of parking payment technology, with its parking solutions available in large cities like Boston, Chicago, Toronto, and Detroit.

“I am very pleased that the city has found an innovative technology solution that will enable us to provide better service to the public,” City Council President Bob Champion said. “This fits well with our City Council vision of finding practical, cost-effective ways to provide better service.”

The PassportParking app is free to download from the iPhone App Store and Android Google Play. Users can also manage their parking online at ppprk.com.

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