The Town of Andover announces the launch of new pay-by-license plate meters in downtown to replace the pay-and-display process. The system includes the Passport Parking app which allows drivers to pay for parking through their smartphones, employers to obtain digital permits and no more returning to your car with a receipt. If you want to pay at the meter, you can do that too, but there is never a need to return to your car. The system will provide more accuracy and convenience for patrons and drivers together on a user-friendly platform.
This is the first time Andover will have a mobile payment for parking. The Passport Parking app will be available to use beginning September 25, 2019. Drivers can follow three quick and easy steps to pay for parking:
If the user wants to stay longer, they can extend time remotely with a tap of a button. Parking can also be managed online at passportparking.com.
With Passport, Andover has the ability to analyze parking patterns to continuously improve parking in the town. Passport’s powerful back end provides real-time reporting and analytics for the town to make data-driven decisions. Passport is the industry’s leading mobile technology solution specializing in enterprise business applications and payments for the public and private sectors. In Massachusetts, Passport is the No. 1 mobile pay provider with millions of transactions per year in the state.
“The parking system can handle all of our town’s needs giving residents and visitors a convenient way to pay for parking. That way they can enjoy every moment in Andover without returning to extend time at a meter,” said Town Manager Andrew Flanagan.
Other benefits of the new parking system include no more time limits and no more walking back to your car. During the week of September 25th, look for parking ambassadors walking around in the parking lots ready to help and answer any questions you may have about the new meters.