New app to be released in 2015 allows drivers to pay for parking via cellphone

Drivers will soon be able to pay for parking from their phone at all 14,000 meters across the five boroughs. Mayor Bloomberg says he has

Drivers will receive a text message with an alert that time is about to expire and can add more.

Drivers will receive a text message with an alert that time is about to expire and can add more. (12/27/13)

THE BRONX - Drivers will soon be able to pay for parking from their phone at all 14,000 meters across the five boroughs.

Mayor Bloomberg says he has started the search for a company to officially offer the service, due to the app's success on Arthur Avenue, where it has been in use since April.

Drivers will no longer have to deal with racing back to a parking meter to add more time or have slips of paper on their dashboard. Instead, they will receive a text message with an alert that time is about to expire and they can add more right then and there. For those without a smartphone, this can all be done online or over the phone.

Although the new service is designed to create less of a headache for drivers, some are saying the reliance on technology may be too much and can also cause issues, like many things that rely on technology.

Bloomberg also announced another app that will show drivers where there are open parking spots around them. Both apps will be ready to use by early 2015.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

An oil truck struck and killed a woman 1 Police: Pedestrian struck, killed on Bruckner Blvd.
A Bronx branch of the Boys and Girls 2 Castle Hill Boys and Girls Club reaches finals in $20K contest
Furry Friends for 3/17 - Animals for Adoption 3 Furry Friends for 3/17 - Animals for Adoption
Two of the three men convicted of killing 4 Gunman, driver sentenced in strip club shooting
5 Bronx Sportscast, March 23

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE