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New parking app means easy payment for motorists

North Bay launches mobile Pay for Parking program
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You can now pay for parking from your phone. Jeff Turl/BayToday

Tired of walking over to the parking meter to get a ticket after you park your car, then forgetting your plate number?

Tired of getting tickets, when you forget to feed the meter?

Those problems are behind you with a new parking app introduced in North Bay.

"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 as the City of North Bay launches a new mobile application," says a City news release. "The Passport mobile parking app enables drivers to conveniently pay for their parking at any of the nearly 850 on-street and off-street parking spaces across the city."

The app is powered by 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

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. 

“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” states Barry Klus, Economic Development Chair DIA. 

“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,” says DIA Chair Bob Alger.

“We are excited to offer residents and visitors a simple option to pay for parking on-the-go. The Passport Canada app provides a seamless parking experience and even enables local businesses and merchants to validate parking for their customers” adds Chair of Community Services Mark King.

The Passport app is free to download from the App Store and Google Play. The app is available where users see Passport signage. Users can also manage their parking at