Parking in downtown Raleigh? There’s an app for that

August 25, 2018

Changes are coming to the way people can pay to park in downtown Raleigh.

The City of Raleigh announced Friday that it will launch the Passport Parking app this fall to allow drivers to purchase metered parking from their phones.

City officials said the app will allow drivers to extend parking sessions, get reminders when parking sessions are about to expire, receive email receipts and keep track of parking history.

“We are very excited about the recent support and approval from our City Council for the deployment of the Passport Mobile App to our greater downtown area,” said Transportation Assistant Director Paul Kallam. “We want to improve the parking experience for our customers through user friendly technologies.”

Drivers will still be able to pay by credit card or cash at traditional pay stations throughout downtown Raleigh, city officials said.

Passport Parking has been available at the North Carolina State University campus since 2015 and was recently available for on-street parking along Hillsborough Street as part of a pilot program.

The Passport Parking app is free and can be downloaded from the iPhone App Store and Google Play store.

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