We want it to be simple and efficient to find and pay for parking because well-managed on-street parking is good for drivers, good for business and good for our transportation system.
May 19, 2017
Portland, Oregon is changing the city’s parking experience. Doing away with a few of the hassles traditionally associated with city parking, Portland has launched Parking Kitty, a mobile payment app powered by Passport, the global leader in mobile payments for parking and transit. The mobile application will also be available throughout the region at Washington Park and Portland State University.
Parking Kitty is like a meter in your pocket. More convenient than paying at the meter or worrying if you’ll make it back before your time expires, Parking Kitty utilizes the industry’s most advanced parking technology, offering parking payment, reminders, and parking extension options to simplify paying for parking. The app will be available at 15,000 parking spaces across the city of Portland.
“We want it to be easy to pay for parking in Portland. We also want it to be fun. Parking Kitty helps us do both. As a mobile app, it makes it convenient for Portlanders and visitors to pay for parking. We chose the name to reflect some of our city’s creativity and hopefully bring a smile to Portland’s drivers,” said Portland Bureau of Transportation Director Leah Treat. “We want it to be simple and efficient to find and pay for parking because well-managed on-street parking is good for drivers, good for business and good for our transportation system.”
Why did Portland choose the name, Parking Kitty? A community with a unique culture needed a standout product to match. The name also represents a play on words, in that “kitty” refers to a pool or reserve of money. Additionally, the…