MDDA launches parking app

MARQUETTE — A smartphone app can now be used to pay for parking in downtown Marquette, according to the Marquette Downtown Development Authority.

Due to a partnership between the MDDA and Passport Parking, Passport Parking is available at metered parking spaces on West Washington Street and the pay stations in the lower level of the Bluff Street parking ramp and North Main Street lot, MDDA officials said.

Over the next month, the program will “be rolling out across all of the metered parking spaces and pay stations” downtown, a press release states.

Smartphone users can download the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play store and create an account with their mobile phone number or email address.

Users can enter the zone and meter number on the sign into the app, then pay for the parking session, as well as a “small convenience fee” on the app.

Through the app, users can also get alerts when their parking session is about to end and instantly view how much time is left on the meter. Users can also add time to their parking session directly from their phone where parking regulations allow, organizers said.

Email receipts and parking history are also available through the mobile app.

Users can still use coins or credit cards to pay directly at the meters and pay stations.


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