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City of Tacoma Introduces Touchless Parking Payment Option

New Mobile Payment App to Elevate Downtown Mobility and Experience

Drivers in Tacoma will now have the option for a ‘touchless experience’ when paying for their parking downtown. The launch of a new mobile parking application, Flowbird App, will bring ultimate convenience to motorists, allowing users to safely pay for parking with their iPhone or Android devices.

“Through the use of this new payment option, our customers can enjoy the convenience of paying for parking on their mobile devices,” said City of Tacoma Parking Services Manager, Eric Huseby, “Not only does the use of the Flowbird App provide a more convenient way to pay for parking, it also does so without the need to interact with and touch a pay station. It was an easy decision to deploy this technology during a period where touchless pay transactions provide more confidence to our customers.”

The Flowbird app, with over 2.5 million users worldwide, offers an easy, fast and secure option to make mobile parking payments in just seconds. Once the app is downloaded, users simply open their app, select their vehicle, select their parking location from the GPS enabled map, and choose the amount of time they wish to park. A notification will be sent to the user when the parking session is about to expire with an option to extend right from their phone. Payment methods can be securely stored for quick and easy parking transactions in the future.

The multi-function app also offers advancements in technology such as a “Find My Car” feature that provides walking directions back to the user’s vehicle.  No more searching for your car! The app can also bookmark a user’s favorite parking locations, remembering them for their next trip.

The Flowbird mobile phone app can be downloaded from the App Store onto an iPhone or from the Google Play Store onto an Android device. Users register their license plates and credit card with Flowbird through the app or through www.flowbirdapp.com.

The Flowbird app is available for use in over 80 parking locations across the United States and Canada.

Posted: 10 Jul 20
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