App for Contactless Parking Payments Assists in Battle to Stop the Spread of Covid-19
B&B Parking is partnering with ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the United States, to allow Atlantic City visitors and residents to easily and safely pay for street parking using their mobile devices.
ParkMobile is a free app available for both iPhone and Android devices. To pay for parking, a user simply enters the zone number posted on the meter, selects the amount of time and touches the “Start Parking.” The user can also extend their time for parking from their mobile device, without having to go back to feed the meter. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the Mayor and other city leaders are encouraging residents to use the app instead of putting money in the meter to prevent the spread of the virus.
“In this time of social distancing, offering a contactless payment option for street parking is a great step for us to protect our residents and visitors,” said Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small Sr. “I appreciate the innovations B&B continues to bring to make on-street parking easier and safer.”
B&B Parking began managing all aspects of the resort’s street parking program in July 2016. Since then, the City of Atlantic City has received more than $3 million dollars in parking revenue without any expenses. Prior to that time, the City was generating less than $500,000 annually and incurred costs such as staff, benefits, vehicles, insurance, parts, coin counting, and security, making the parking program unprofitable. B&B handles all those expenses and also develops parking management strategies to bring in more revenues.
“Our partnership with ParkMobile continues B&B Parking’s commitment to modernize parking and increase meter revenues for Atlantic City,” said Tim Boland, Vice President of B&B Parking.
“Since taking over the street parking management, we’ve replaced old coin only meters with machines that accept credit cards and are all internet-connected with sophisticated reporting tools,” said Tim Boland, Vice President of B&B Parking. “This new contactless payment app takes parking to the next level, while also addressing the public’s concerns about parking during a pandemic.”
“ParkMobile welcomes Atlantic City to our network in the New Jersey,” says Jon Ziglar, CEO of ParkMobile. “From Philadelphia to New York City to the Jersey Shore, you can use ParkMobile to safely and easily pay for parking wherever you go.”
The ParkMobile app is now available at all of Atlantic City’s more than 1,500 street parking spaces.
B&BParking Media Contact:
Lisa Johnson Communications
ParkMobile Media Contact:
Jeff Perkins, CMO, firstname.lastname@example.org