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No More Quarters: Danbury Introduces Mobile Payments For Downtown Parking

Put away that quarter: Danbury now allows mobile payments for downtown parking spaces.
Put away that quarter: Danbury now allows mobile payments for downtown parking spaces. Photo Credit: Contributed

DANBURY, Conn. — Are you short on quarters? Do you forget to check your parking meter? The City of Danbury has an app to help you plug the meter and avoid parking tickets.

Danbury has partnered with Parkmobile to add a program that allows customers to use their mobile phones to pay for parking at 400 on-street spaces throughout the city. Customers can pay with their cellphone using Parkmobile’s mobile applications for the iPhone, Android, and Windows smartphones.

“This is an innovative and exciting service that will enable our residents to experience downtown Danbury in a more convenient and accessible way,” said Mayor Mark Boughton. “We are constantly finding ways to push forward into the 21st century as a city. This partnership with Parkmobile is just one of the many ways people can experience Danbury as a city of the future.”

To use the new Parkmobile system, customers register free at www.parkmobile.com .

Once you are registered, you can use a mobile app, Internet, or call toll free to pay for parking. After setting up an account, a customer can immediately begin using the system with a registered mobile device.

Enforcement officers will be able to see that a motorist has paid with Parkmobile using a wireless handheld device.

Mobile app users may also choose to receive alerts and reminders 15 minutes before a parking session expires.

Time limits on meters still apply, and the app will not allow users to purchase more time than allotted by the meters.

“We are so excited to partner with ParkMobile, giving visitors to CityCenter a new and innovated option to pay for parking,” said Deborah Pacific, director of the Danbury Parking Authority.

“The ParkMobile app is the solution the public and Parking Authority have been waiting for; no need to carry quarters or replace the meters. It’s a win-win for all.”

Parkmobile is the leading provider for on-demand and prepaid mobile payments for on- and off-street parking and mobility-related services.

Its network spans across more than 2,000 locations, including 36 of the top 100 cities in the U.S. 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 and provides reserved parking solutions for private operators, the Super Bowl, the College Football Championship Series, Fenway Park, and Nationwide Arena, to name a few.

“Parkmobile is excited to partner with Danbury and add to our ever-growing list of Connecticut and Northeast locations,” said Jon Ziglar, CEO of Parkmobile. “We are thrilled to partner with the City of Danbury to offer this technology — offering drivers an easier, more convenient way to pay for parking.”

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