NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Parkmobile USA, Inc. announced today that their revolutionary new service will be implemented at Premier Parking surface lots located in and around the downtown Nashville area. Customers will now be able to pay for parking with their cell phone using Parkmobile's native mobile applications for the iPhone, Android and BlackBerry smartphones.
"Parkmobile is very excited to add Premier Parking to its growing list of clients who have chosen to offer pay by phone parking technology as a means of servicing their parking locations," said Brent Paxton, EVP of Parkmobile USA, Inc. "We feel confident that Nashville, TN will be an ideal setting to showcase not only how local citizens can take advantage of this convenient means of payment but also how loyal Parkmobile customers across the country can visit Nashville, the Music City and use their current Parkmobile account to pay for parking. Partnering with Premier Parking clearly exemplifies Parkmobile's commitment to helping deliver innovative technologies to leaders in the parking and transportation sectors."
Ryan Chapman, President of Premier Parking of Tennessee, LLC said, "Premier Parking is thrilled to be the first parking company in Nashville, TN to bring this exciting new payment method to our customers. With the increasing popularity of smart phone applications, Premier Parking greatly values this partnership with Parkmobile that allows us to offer this convenience. We pride ourselves on staying ahead of the technology curve in the parking industry and will continue to strive to provide the latest technologies to our clients."
To use the new Parkmobile system, customers register for free at www.parkmobile.com. Once registered, motorists can use a mobile app, the internet, or a toll free phone call, 877-727-5015 to pay for parking. After setting up the account, customers can immediately start using the system with their registered mobile phone. Motorists can also select the option to receive text message alerts and reminders.
Parkmobile is a leading global provider of seamlessly integrated end-to-end solutions for Pay by Phone parking. Its offerings include cashless mobile payments for on and off-street parking, digital parking permits and real-time enforcement. Their services are used in 100 cities around the world by millions of registered users. Parkmobile USA was founded in Atlanta, Georgia and its call center, engineering team and corporate headquarters are located in the U.S. Parkmobile's investors include BCD Holdings and Fontinalis Partners. With annual global revenues of $18 billion, BCD Holdings is an international market leader in the travel industry. Fontinalis Partners invests in and partners with innovative technology companies that modernize and improve transportation. Fontinalis is led by Bill Ford, a lifelong environmentalist and the executive chairman of Ford Motor Company. For more information please visit www.parkmobile.com.
About Premier Parking – Founded in 2001 by developer Tony Giarratana and led by co-owner and President, Ryan Chapman, Premier Parking www.PremierParking.com is the second largest provider of parking management services in Nashville. Premier Parking's current portfolio includes 70 prime locations consisting of over 15,000 parking spaces. Parking facilities under management include the Pinnacle at Symphony Place Garage, the Public Square Garage, the Nashville Zoo, the Gulch, the Cummins Station parking facilities, the 2525 West End garage, and the parking assets of several prominent Nashville families.