ParkMobile Partners with Village of University Park, Illinois, to Offer Contactless Parking for Chicago Commuters and Visitors Metra riders are now able to use ParkMobile to pay for daily parking and to reserve a monthly permit.
University Park, IL – August 8, 2022 —ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the U.S., announced a new partnership with The Village of University Park, IL, allowing Metra riders to pay for parking on their mobile devices at over 600 parking spaces. Through the partnership, commuters to the Chicago area are now able to pay for daily parking or purchase monthly parking passes at the University Park Metra. ParkMobile Partners with Village of University Park, Illinois, to Offer Contactless Parking for Chicago Commuters and Visitors
“Our partnership with ParkMobile comes at a perfect time as people begin returning to the office and are traveling into the city more often,” said Elizabeth Scott, Village Manager. “People love the convenience of paying for parking by phone, and we’re excited to offer them this service to make it easier to get around”
ParkMobile has a strong presence in Illinois with over 275,000 users in the state. The app is available at Chicago Parks District locations, and at dozens of other transit parking locations throughout the Chicagoland area including Aurora, Glencoe, Homewood, and more.
"People love the convenience of paying for parking by phone, and we’re excited to offer them this service to make it easier to get around”
ParkMobile has over 37 million users across North America, is available for both iPhone and Android devices, or can also be accessed on a mobile web browser. To pay for daily parking using the mobile or web app, a user enters the zone number posted on signs around the parking spot, selects the amount of time needed, and touches the “Start Parking” button to begin the session. The user can also extend the time of the parking session on their mobile device. Additionally, the reservations feature of the app can be used to purchase monthly permits for commuters.
“We’ve seen great success working with like-minded villages, so we look forward to welcoming University Park to the ParkMobile family,” says Jeff Perkins, CEO of ParkMobile. “Together, we’ll provide a seamless experience for locals using the Metra.”
About ParkMobile: ParkMobile, LLC is the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America, using a contactless approach to help millions of people easily find, reserve, and pay for parking on their mobile devices. In 2021, ParkMobile became part of the Swedish-based EasyPark Group. The company’s technology is used in thousands of locations across the country, including 8 of the top 10 cities as well as college campuses, airports, and stadiums. People can use ParkMobile solutions to quickly pay for on-street and off-street parking without having to use a meter or kiosk. Additionally, ParkMobile offers parking reservations at stadium venues for concerts and sporting events. Reservations are also available in metro area garages, allowing people to drive into the city without having to worry about finding parking. ParkMobile has been named to the Inc. 5000, Deloitte Fast 500, Smart Cities Connect “Smart 50,” and the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Top Workplaces. Additionally, the company won the 2022 Stevie Awards for Best Mobile On-Demand Application. For more information, visit ParkMobile.io or @ParkMobile on Twitter
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What is ParkMobile?
The ParkMobile app allows users to pay for parking while sitting in their vehicle. If your cell phone does not have the ability to load apps you can call the phone number posted on the signs located in the parking lot. The ParkMobile app will alert you 15 minutes prior to your parking time expiring. It also allows you to remotely extend your parking and has a find my car function.
Register and Get Mobile App
ParkMobile Phone Number
The ParkMobile toll-free phone number to reach the automated system to register and/or start or extend your parking sessions is 877-727-5832.
Credit Cards Accepted
Credit cards accepted are Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
How do I pay for a monthly commuter pass?
Click for step-by-step instructions for the University Park Station
How Will Enforcement Officers Know That I've Paid?
The officer has the ability to upload information about parking that is paid for as they enter the lot. This process loads license plate numbers with paid parking, including purchases made via the ParkMobile app.
Zone Number Information and Range
Zone numbers are a critical part of your transaction and must be recorded correctly in order for your license plate to be identified by the parking enforcement officers. You MUST identify your ParkMobile zone number from the green ParkMobile sign located in your parking area to ensure you purchase parking for the correct lot.
Lot Location Zone #
Can a Refund Be Issued If Not Used? Why or why not?
All transactions are non-refundable once purchased. If you purchase more time or days than needed you will not be able to be refunded any remaining time or days.
ParkMobile Helpful Links
If you need assistance using the ParkMobile app, ParkMobile has a number of video tutorials available online on their Tips & Demos page.