Mayor Arrigo announces new way to pay the meter

Mayor Brian M. Arrigo announced this week that drivers in Revere can now use the Passport Parking app to pay for on-street parking on Broadway and Shirley Avenue. The smartphone mobile app, Passport Parking, enables users to digitally pay for parking without using a meter.
The Passport Parking app makes parking simple. Users download the free app and create an account with their vehicle and payment information and can then start a parking session. When time expires, users are notified and have the option to extend the session without having to return to their vehicle.
“The installation of smart meters in our City a year ago represented a monumental change in our parking department, which had been saddled for years with outdated and dysfunctional meters. The new meters delivered immediate improvement in collection practices and revenue,” said Mayor Arrigo. “Now, the Passport Parking app, allowing parking meter payment directly through a mobile phone, is another leap into modernizing city services. This convenience will make life easier for visitors to our business districts, facilitate compliance with parking regulations, and make collection procedures even more efficient and productive.”
With the App users can:
• Purchase parking using a debit/credit card
• Monitor their session
• Extend their stay remotely (up to the maximum allotted time
• View all parking history
Revere joins other Massachusetts cities and towns that have launched Passport’s service, including Cambridge, Brookline, Newton, Salem, Acton, Springfield, Newburyport, and Haverhill. Passport also powers the ParkBoston mobile pay app in the City of Boston. Users will also be able to use the ParkBoston app to pay for parking in Revere.
“We’re excited to bring Passport mobile pay to the City of Revere,” said James Rose, Director of Parking “We are always working to provide a customer-friendly experience to our residents and visitors so we’re looking forward to introducing this new payment technology. With Passport, drivers will never have to walk back to the meter or risk a parking citation because they didn’t have enough quarters – everything can be managed conveniently from their phones.”
The Passport app is free to download from the App Store and Google Play.

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