New parking app goes citywide

The City has expanded the service area for its new smartphone app that lets drivers pay for on-street parking time without going to a meter or pay station. The MPLS Parking app is now available throughout Minneapolis at all on-street pay parking spaces maintained by the City. The app began service in a pilot area in a section of the North Loop and Downtown West neighborhoods in August.

The City offers the MPLS Parking app as an option to people who want the convenience of paying for parking through their smartphones. The app is available for free on Google Play and the Apple Store. With the app, drivers just enter their space numbers and payment methods into the app wherever they are. They can also add more time to their parking wherever they are.

The MPLS Parking app can be set up to send a warning email or text message when parking is about to expire, and it can also help drivers locate their cars. For people who need to keep track of their parking expenses, the MPLS Parking app has reporting functions as well.

Drivers don’t have to use the app and can always choose to pay at the meter with credit cards or coins. There’s a small fee (15 cents or 25 cents per transaction) for using the app, which pays for the app.

Learn more about the MPLS Parking app.

Published Nov 3, 2015



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