ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the U.S., announced the launch of its service at Portland State University. Students, faculty, and visitors will be able to use the ParkMobile app to quickly pay for parking at over 3,000 spaces in the off-street campus parking lots. University leaders encourage the community to pay by the app instead of at the meter or pay station to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The ParkMobile app is the #1 app in the U.S., with over 28 million users, and is available for both iPhone and Android devices. To pay for parking with the app, a user enters the zone number posted on stickers and signs around the lot, selects the amount of time needed, and touches the “Start Parking” button to begin the session. The user can also extend the time of the parking session on their mobile device without having to go back to the pay station.
The launch of ParkMobile at Portland State University expands the company’s footprint across Oregon, where ParkMobile is already available in Hood River, Bend, Eugene, and on the University of Oregon campus. Beyond the state, the ParkMobile app can be used to pay for parking in over 450 cities, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and Miami Beach.
“Portland State University is very excited to offer a new, touchless, and convenient way to pay for parking around campus,” says Ian Stude, Director of Transportation. “With ParkMobile, we are working to improve the overall parking experience at the University.”
“We are thrilled to partner with Portland State University to provide contactless parking payments,” says Jeff Perkins, CEO of ParkMobile. “We have thousands of users in the Pacific Northwest who will now have a safe and easy way to pay for parking when they visit the campus.”