BROOKLINE – Town Administrator Mel Kleckner would like to remind residents that starting today, Aug. 15, the town will solely offer the Passport Parking app for residents and visitors, and that the ParkBoston app no longer operates in the Town of Brookline.
With Passport, paying to park is convenient and simple. After downloading the free Passport Parking application (available for Android or iOS), users create an account, enter the zone number marked on nearby signage and their license plate number. Once users enter the duration of their stay, they can manage their sessions remotely.
“Our residents and visitors should use Passport Parking in our community. This app allows more parkers across the commonwealth access to the convenient smartphone payment technology for cashless parking solutions in our community as well as surrounding towns and cities,” Transportation Administrator Todd Kirrane said. “If a parker already has the ParkBoston app on their smartphones, they should replace it with the Passport Parking app if they are parking in Brookline, which will transfer all user information, including any prepaid wallets.”
Using Passport Parking better aligns with the changing regional parking needs and brings more ease and convenience to mobile parking users across the Commonwealth. Passport Parking enables drivers to safely pay for and manage sessions through their smartphones.
“Passport wants to ensure that users of our cashless mobile payment app have the most intuitive and convenient experience as possible. With Passport Parking, communities across the Commonwealth have access to easier and more convenient parking solutions,” said Passport’s Government Relations Director Kino Becton. “Using the Passport Parking app is intended to reduce confusion for end users, while giving them the flexibility to use the mobile parking payments app across multiple municipalities and locations.”
Brookline has worked with Passport, the technology provider for mobile pay parking in many cities and regions across Massachusetts and the U.S., for its mobile pay parking since 2016.
About Passport Parking
Passport is a transportation software and payment company that builds technology to more efficiently manage streets and sidewalks. Based in Charlotte, N.C., Passport is trusted by more than 800 cities, universities and agencies, including Chicago, Toronto, Los Angeles, and Miami. Passport’s digital program helps cities manage parking and mobility infrastructure, creating more livable, equitable communities. One of the fastest-growing companies on the Inc. 5000 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 lists, Passport was also named to Fast Company’s World’s Most Innovative Companies in 2020.