Parkmobile App Along the Orange Line

by Dan Lesniak

paytopark1Orange Line Living just got more convenient for drivers. The Parkmobile App, launched by Arlington County this past July has come home to the Orange Line and is now available in Ballston, Clarendon and Virginia Square. In use since 2011 in Washington D.C., Parkmobile app users can sign up to make paying for parking easier.  Arlington County came on board this year rolling the app out in Crystal City, Pentagon City and Shirlington. The app has been so popular and the revenue gains such a success, that the county has pushed its rollout sooner than anticipated for the Orange Line.

Once you sign up for the Parkmobile app, you can enter in the parking zone where your car is, and pay by phone with a pre-saved credit card connected to your registration. Users now have not only an easier way to pay to park, they can also keep up on their time and add more quickly and conveniently without having to plug the meter directly. This adds to the popularity of the app for users, but what does the county get out of it? Simply put, more revenue. With the ease of the Parkmobile app, users are more likely to add to their time because of the convenience. The Department of Environmental Services has reported that more than 18,200 transactions have been processed since the roll out began. It is expected that Courthouse, Rosslyn and Columbia Pike will have the Parkmobile App by the end of this year. All of Arlington’s 5,329 metered parking spots are expected to be included in the app by the end of 2015.

While we live in an urban setting that allows for less automobile dependency, the Parkmobile App is giving residents another option that brings in convenience and ease within our fast paced, high-tech world. The county will benefit from the revenue gained, which directly benefits our residents. So the next time you are out shopping, eating, taking in some art, whatever your plans along the Orange Line, check out the Parkmobile App and leave one more worry behind. You can also leave the worry of finding your perfect home behind,  as myself, and the Orange Line Living team are here to provide you with our unique and specialized services. To learn more about how we can help you, contact us directly at 571-969-7653 or at [email protected].

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