The City of Easton announced today the launch of several new contactless options that will enable users to quickly pay for parking in the local area. A new ParkMobile web app can be accessed in a mobile browser and does not require the user to download a full-featured iOS or Android app. Additionally, ParkMobile payments can now be made in the Google Pay app.
These new options make it easier for residents and visitors to make a contactless parking payment. The new options will be available for visitors parking at any metered space or parking garage. Additionally, the City Lot located in the block of S. 3rd St will no longer offer the option to pay with cash. This location will only utilize the pay by app feature. The transition to pay by app only at the City Lot in the block of S. 3rd St will take effect on April 5, 2021. Additional locations that will utilize the pay by app only feature may be available in the future.
A user can access the new ParkMobile web app by visiting parkmobile.io and touching “Enter Zone Number.” The app can also be opened by texting "PARK" to 77223. Once in the mobile web app, the user enters the zone number posted on the signs around the space, chooses the duration, and touches the "start parking" button. The user will get email and text alerts when the parking session is about to expire and can extend time right from the web app. Current users of the ParkMobile app for iOS or Android can use their same account credentials to log in to the web app. Additionally, the web app will be introducing a guest checkout option in the coming weeks, allowing users to pay for parking without creating an account.
To make a parking payment using Google, a user can either open the Google Pay app directly or tap the “pay for parking” button from driving navigation in Google Maps. In the Google Pay app, the user enters the parking zone number, adds time, and finishes the payment with any credit or debit card saved to their Google Pay account. If it is the user's first-time using Google Pay to park, the user also must enter the car's license plate number.