Mobile payment option introduced to visitor parking areas

Date Published: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

Photo of Parkmobile mobile visitor parking payment sign at Greek VillageUNC Charlotte and Parkmobile, LLC, the leading provider of on-demand and prepaid mobile payments for on- and off-street parking, have entered into an agreement to provide a mobile payment option to pay for parking while on campus. Students, faculty, staff, and visitors will be able to use the app at all single- and multi-space metered parking spaces in the following areas:

  • Lot 4 
  • Lot 28
  • Lot 30
  • Meters in Robinson Hall Lot
  • Meters in the SAC Handicap Lot
  • Meters in Lot 13
  • Meters in Lot 16
  • Meters in Lot 20
  • Meters in Lot 21 

Also, as part of a pilot program, visitors will be able to use the app when parking in any unrestricted parking space in the Greek Village lot. This area will be monitored for use and will allow the University to plan for future program expansion to other campus lots.

Customers can pay to park with their smartphones using Parkmobile’s app for iPhone, Android, Windows, Amazon, and Blackberry phones, or by calling the toll-free number on the green meter stickers and signs. Additionally, customers who are using the Park It! Charlotte app, may use the app on campus, and Parkmobile users may use their app in the city of Charlotte and many other locations across the country.

"We're excited to introduce a new, convenient payment option for our visitors looking for short-term parking on our campus,” said Doug Lape, Director, Parking and Transportation Services. “With mobile payment, customers can begin and pay for their parking session from their vehicles, receive expiration alerts and even extend time where applicable all from their phone.”

Parkmobile’s mobile payments system is very simple and easy to use. Customers first must register by downloading the mobile app from their phone’s app store or online at parkmobile.com. Once registered, they may immediately use the mobile app, Internet, or the toll-free number listed on signage to pay for parking.

This Parkmobile service also provides customers the ability to receive alerts when their meter time is about to expire, extend their time remotely without returning to the meter, utilize credit cards in locations that do not offer manual credit card payments, as well as print and keep receipts for parking. This mobile payment solution is an option intended to complement existing parking payment options; existing forms of payment are still valid for use. Mobile payment at a metered space does not change the reading on the meter but enforcement devices are able to see that a motorist has paid.

This option is not yet available for visitor parking in any of the decks but will be added to additional parking areas across campus as the program grows.

Lape adds, “Mobile payment is one of a number of innovations PaTS expects to roll out in the next year to better use technology for more efficient and convenient parking on campus."

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About Parkmobile

Parkmobile, LLC is the leading provider for on-demand and prepaid mobile payments for on- and off-street parking. Their services have been adopted in more than 2,000 locations, including 36 of the top 100 cities in the U.S. by millions of registered users.

Parkmobile’s services include on-street parking, off-street parking deck, airport and event reservations and municipal parking permit solutions. Parkmobile serves over 20 airports as well as provides reserved parking solutions for private operators, the Super Bowl, the College Football Championship Series, Fenway Park, FedEx Field and Nationwide Arena, to name a few. More information at  parkmobile.com.