New mobile parking app launches in Columbus

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - About 600 parking meters in Columbus have been equipped with ParkMobile technology to allow residents to play using the new ParkColumbus app.

The City of Columbus announced the launch Wednesday morning.

Starting January 22, 2019, approximately 600 meters located in the Short North Arts District will begin to accept mobile payments.

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The City of Columbus plans to add the mobile payment to all 4,500 parking meters and kiosks starting in late 2019.

“As a smart city, Columbus is always looking for innovative ways to alleviate traffic congestion and improve the parking experience,” said Robert Ferrin, Assistant Director for Parking Services with the City of Columbus. “This new ParkColumbus app gives people an easy way to pay so they can skip the meter and instead pay with their phone.”

“We are excited to partner with the City of Columbus,” said Jon Ziglar, CEO of ParkMobile. “We already have a large and growing base of ParkMobile users around Ohio. This expansion into Columbus offers more smart parking options for people as they travel around the state.”

The ParkColumbus app is available for both iPhone and Android devices.

You can download the app here.

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