New parking app offered for Daily Fee patrons in Arlington Hts.
Starting the week of Sept. 9, Arlington Heights will roll out a mobile parking payment app, Passport Parking, which can be used for Daily Fee parking payments instead of using cash at the pay boxes located in parking lots or garages.
Patrons parking in daily fee spaces in village surface lots or in the North and Vail garages that feature the "Passport Parking" signs, or decals placed on the payment boxes, can begin paying parking fees via an app instead of using cash. Paying by cash will remain an option as well.
Using the Passport Parking app provides a great convenience for residents, commuters and visitors who use the more than 900 daily fee parking spaces in the downtown.
The app is simple to use: Download the app, create an account, choose the parking zone you are located in (denoted on the Passport Parking signage) and enter your parking space number to start your parking session.
Depending on weather conditions, it may take a week or longer to post all of the Passport Parking signs throughout the village's surface lots and garages. The app is only to be used for daily fee parking. Users can also manage their parking online through the Passport Parking website.
The convenient Passport app is used in Chicago for thousands of on-street parking spaces, as well as in neighboring communities along the Metra NorthWest line. The app is also used in the following area municipalities, including Buffalo Grove, Des Plaines, Palatine, Wheeling, Downers Grove, Glenview, Skokie, Evanston and more.
The Passport Parking app is free to download from the App Store and Google Play.
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