Last Updated on October 24, 2017 by Lawrence Berezin
Introducing the ParkNYC program designed for paying for parking in NYC
The new DOT parking program, called ParkNYC, allows smartphone users who download a special app to pay for all parking spaces controlled by muni-meters with their smartphones. Customers will also be able to refill the meter and extend the length of their stay with the mobile app.
The program is only available in parts of Manhattan but is expected to come to other areas of the city within the next few months.
Will the new app eliminate the pain of paying for parking in NYC?
Here’s what some of New York City’s Glitterati had to say about the ParkNYC program
Councilman Greenfield (D-Borough Park-Midwood-Bensonhurst):
Virtually everyone has a smartphone these days,” said Greenfield (Borough Park-Midwood-Bensonhurst). “Allowing drivers to pay for parking and refill the meter by use of a smartphone app was a no-brainer. That’s why I called for it in a law I co-sponsored in 2015. This is going to make driving and parking in our city much more convenient for millions of New Yorkers. Not everyone in New York drives a car, but for the millions who do, ParkNYC is going to make their lives a lot easier.”
Mayor Bill de Blasio:
Parking in New York City can be a challenge, but ParkNYC will make it just a bit easier. With no paper receipt and the ability to quickly get on your way, this new pay-by-cell tool fulfills our commitment, made in this year’s State of the City address, that we would help save New Yorkers the most precious of resources: their time.”
DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg:
With ParkNYC, drivers no longer have to scramble for change or even walk to a Muni-Meter to get a receipt for their dashboard,” said DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg. “With no added fees, mobile alerts that let you know when your parking session is ending and the ability to extend a session without returning to your car, ParkNYC offers a great convenience to New York drivers. We are excited that ParkNYC will be available at every metered parking space in every borough by the end of next summer.”
ParkNYC Mobile Payments
Through the ParkNYC mobile payment system you can:
- Manage your parking sessions on the go
- Preload funds and set up automatic refills on your account
- Set up alerts notifying you when your parking session is coming to an end
- Extend parking sessions
I guess it is time for this old dinosaur to get a smartphone!
[Source: By Paula Katinas “Brooklyn Daily Eagle”]