News Running behind? Extend your parking remotely SHARE ON: Stu Campaigne, staff Tuesday, Jun. 12th, 2018 A mobile parking app is now available in downtown North Bay. Photo by Stu Campaigne, Moose FM Drivers parking in the downtown core of the City of North Bay will no longer have to stand in the cold or dig for coins to pay for parking in City-owned parking lots and metered on-street parking spaces. The City of North Bay introduces the Passport mobile parking app, which enables drivers to conveniently pay for their parking at any of the nearly 850 on-street and off-street parking spaces across North Bay. The app is powered by the global leader in mobile payments for parking and transit, Passport, serving cities and universities across North America. In addition to paying for parking, users can: Monitor their parking sessions Extend their sessions remotely View payment history Receive email receipts The City of North Bay worked in conjunction with Downtown North Bay (Downtown Improvement Area) to bring this innovative technology to drivers. Enabling a technology-driven solution for parking is expected to help reduce congestion and increase visitors to the area, which will drive development to local businesses. Economic Development Chair of the DIA Barry Klus says, “Downtown North Bay is excited to partner with this initiative that makes the convenience of doing business in the heart of our city much easier for our citizens.” DIA Chair Bob Alger adds, “The Passport Canada app enables a seamless experience for drivers to pay for and add time to their parking from the convenience of their phones.” The Passport app is free to download from the App Store and Google Play. The app is available where there is Passport signage (see photo above). Users can also manage their parking at ppprkca.com.