Amid COVID-19 concerns, the ParkMobile app will allow people to avoid touching the meter and pay for parking on their mobile device.
ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the United States, announced today a new partnership with the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) in Washington, D.C., to promote contactless parking payments to reduce the number of people touching the meters. The mobile payment option protects the safety of both the people paying for parking and DDOT’s workforce by reducing physical interactions with meters at over 19,000 parking spaces around the city. With the recent COVID-19 crisis, many city leaders across the country are encouraging residents to use the app versus the meter to prevent the spread of the virus.
“We are proud to work with DDOT on this important initiative to promote contactless parking payments in Washington D.C.,” says Jon Ziglar, CEO of ParkMobile. “We have millions of users in the D.C. metro area who should avoid touching the meter and pay for parking through their mobile device.”
The ParkMobile app is a free download for both iPhone and Android devices. To pay for parking with the app, a user enters the zone number posted on stickers and signs around the meter, selects the amount of time needed and touches the “Start Parking” button to begin the session. The user can also extend the time of the parking session on their mobile device, without having to go back to the meter. The ParkMobile app can be used to pay for parking in over 400 cities across the United States and is widely available in the D.C. metro area from Arlington to Alexandria, Virginia, to Montgomery County, Maryland.
The District of Columbia Government continues to require all non-essential businesses to remain closed and is encouraging people to stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. You can get more information by visiting the DC Coronavirus website, coronavirus.dc.gov, or calling the District’s COVID-19 hotline at 1-888-349-8323.