Do you have a Smartphone? Are you tired of worrying about carrying lose change to park at the Ft. Totten and Rockville Metro lots? A mobile alternative has arrived.
Instead of carrying around a bag full of quarters, or scraping around at the bottom of purses and wallets for lose change, Metro customers who park at the Rockville and Ft. Totten Metro stations can now pay to park on their mobile phones.
The parking meters for these two stations have green stickers that indicate the pay-by-phone option. The service is operated by Parkmobile, which has been implemented on more than 17,000 street meters in D.C., according to the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority.
Customers must register either by web or download the Parkmobile app, which is available for iPhone, Android and Blackberry operating systems.
When customers pull up to a spot and open the Parkmobile App, they will be prompted to enter the code that is on the meter. The credit or debit card information that the customer registered with will be charged. Customers can also decide if they want a text or email confirmation to indicate when the meter is about to expire.
There is a $.32 fee per transaction.
For Smartphone users who have Parker™ by Streetline, another app that provides a cash-free option for parking on iPhones and Androids, can rest assured that Parkmobile is also compatible with their services. In addition to mobile payment, customers can check the availability of parking in the Rockville, Ft. Totten, and even Vienna South daily lots in real-time.