A parking app that allows drivers to pay for parking on their smartphone
The Daily News reported yesterday that Mayor DeBlasio will announce the new parking app in his upcoming state of the city address. The plan is to make the parking app available to the driving public by the end of 2016. A pilot program was initiated in 321 parking spaces in the Belmont Section of the Bronx that was deemed a success.
Here’s how the parking app works
A member of the driving public can download the app and sign up for the service with their credit card. A driver can add money from anywhere, instead of running back to the car to feed the meter when it’s about to expire.
The city has already launched a plan for all members of the NYPD, including parking enforcement agents, to get tablets, which will make the new program possible. Agents will see a list of all the license plates paid up for a particular meter then match cars on the street to those numbers.”
The parking app eliminates the need to display a muni-meter receipt on the dashboard.
A driver can still pay for parking the old fashion way with the coin of the realm and display the muni-meter receipt.
Here’ a preview of the app’s interface
Some more good news
Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg said the high-tech method will come with another bonus — drivers who don’t use all the time they’ve paid for will be able to get a partial refund. The app will also give warnings when the meter is about to expire.
‘It’s pay for what you use, which I think will be popular,’ she said.”
-I love technology that enhances the quality of life…Especially if it’s for members of the driving public.
-I’m interested in seeing how the tablets work out for the parking ticket warriors and cops. Lots of numbers. I can’t even sort out my shopping list.
-This app was designed by a private developer for free. Very nice.
What do you think about this? Do you see any potholes ahead for this parking app?[Source: Daily News_thanks!].