East Brunswick offers contactless parking payments for commuters

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Drivers circle around the Market Yard parking lot around 8pm on June 3 looking for an available spot to park their car.

EAST BRUNSWICK–The Township of East Brunswick will begin to provide contactless parking payments at more than 1,000 spaces in commuter lots using the ParkMobile app.

The township has entered into a contract with ParkMobile, a provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the United States. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, many town leaders are encouraging residents to use the app instead of the physical pay station to prevent the spread of the virus, according to a prepared statement from ParkMobile LLC.

ParkMobile is a free app available for iPhone and Android devices. To pay for parking with the ParkMobile app, a user enters the zone number posted on the stickers and signs in the lot, according to the statement. The user then selects the amount of time needed and touches the “start parking” button to begin the session.

Commuter lots in East Brunswick require a flat rate for daily parking.

“East Brunswick is excited to announce this new partnership with ParkMobile,” Mayor Brad Cohen said in a prepared statement. “By offering a contactless payment option at our commuter lots, we can ensure the safety of our residents, visitors and township personnel during the current health situation.”

There are almost 1.3 million users of the app in New Jersey cities including Newark, Hoboken, New Brunswick, Jersey City, Asbury Park, Ocean City, Wildwood and Passaic, according to the statement. Beyond New Jersey, the app can be used in 400 cities across the U.S. and is widely available along the Northeast corridor from Washington, D.C., to Philadelphia, to New York City, according to the statement.

“ParkMobile welcomes East Brunswick to our growing network in New Jersey,” ParkMobile CEO Jon Ziglar said in the statement. “We have a large base of users in the state, making it easy for all New Jersey residents to use one app for contactless parking payments wherever they go.”

Additionally, ParkMobile offers parking reservations at stadium venues for concerts and sporting events. Reservations are also available in metro area garages, allowing people to drive into the city without having to worry about finding parking, according to the statement.

For more information, visit ParkMobile.io or contact Manager Parking Utility Frank Colon at  [email protected] or Parking Utility Coordinator Lenny LeRoy at [email protected].