ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the United States, announced today a new partnership with South Orange Parking Authority to provide contactless payments in the area. ParkMobile will replace the MobileNOW! app which shut down in May. The ParkMobile app offers all the same features and functionality as MobileNOW! but is available in many more locations in New Jersey and across the country. Other differences include ParkMobile’s 24/7/365 customer service and additional payment options like PayPal and ApplePay. The app will be available at over 1,100 on-street and off-street parking spaces throughout South Orange. During the current COVID-19 health crisis, many city leaders are encouraging drivers to use the app to pay for parking instead of touching the meter.
“We know contactless parking payments is critical right now and we worked very quickly to find a replacement for MobileNOW!,” says Mark C. Hartwyk, Executive Director. “We are very pleased to announce this new partnership with ParkMobile, which we believe is an upgrade for our residents, providing a better user experience and 24/7 customer support.”
ParkMobile is a free app available for both iPhone and Android devices. To pay for parking with the app, a user enters the zone number posted on nearby stickers and signs around the meter, selects the amount of time needed, and clicks the “Start Parking” button to begin the session. The user can also extend the time of the parking session on their mobile device where this feature is offered.
ParkMobile has a large and growing audience in the state of New Jersey and across the Tri-State Area. There are almost 1.3 million users of the app in N.J. cities including Newark, Hoboken, Jersey City, Asbury Park, Ocean City, Montclair, Bloomfield, Summit, and more. Beyond New Jersey, the app can be used in 400 cities across the U.S. and is widely available along the Northeast corridor from Washington, DC., to Philadelphia, to New York City.
“We’re excited to add another great New Jersey city to our network,” says Jon Ziglar, CEO of ParkMobile. “We already have a very large user base in the local area and expect a very smooth transition from MobileNOW! to ParkMobile.”
ParkMobile Contact: Jeff Perkins, CMO, firstname.lastname@example.org
South Orange Parking Authority Contact: Neva Rodriguez, email@example.com