Pasadena City College is implementing a mobile app made by a Canadian company to allow students and staff to buy and manage parking contact-free, the company announced Tuesday.
The college joins three dozen others across the nation in employing the PayByPhone app to manage its parking, the company said in a written statement.
[PCC] is using the app to manage parking payment for 5,003 spaces spread across eight parking locations,” according to the statement. “PayByPhone is the sole payment option offered by the school.”
The company described the app, which is available for both Apple and Android devices, as a “hassle-free solution” that allows students, staff and visitors to pay for parking via their cell phones.
“The PayByPhone app sends text messages automatically when a parking session expires and gives drivers an opportunity to extend their parking sessions without having to return to their vehicles,” the statement said.
The result is “the most convenient, healthy, and manageable way to manage campus parking payment,” said PayByPhone CEO North America Roamy Valera.
“Students today treat their cell phones as extensions of their bodies and being able to use their phones to pay for parking on campus is a tremendously popular campus amenity,” Valera said.
More information on PayByPhone is available on the company’s website at paybyphone.com.