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ParkChicago begins citywide expansion after successful West Loop pilot program

Nearly 1,600 drivers sign up for ParkChicago within three weeks of pilot launch; More than 3,500 app downloads;

More than 3,500 app downloads; Completion of roll out to 36,000 meters citywide expected later this summer

CHICAGO – After a three-week pilot program that drew 1,600 users and more than 3,500 app downloads, ParkChicago will begin to roll out the service from a limited area in the West Loop to the 36,000 meters throughout the city.

The roll out of ParkChicago – which allows drivers to pay to park using their mobile phone without having to visit a meter box, display a dashboard receipt or hurry back to feed the meter when their time is about to expire – will cover all of the city’s metered spaces by the end of the summer.

More than 15,000 Drivers Have Signed up for ParkChicago

Downtown rollout of pay-by-phone parking service complete; Expansion now underway in neighborhoods

CHICAGO – In just over a month, more than 15,000 people are finding it easier and more convenient to pay for parking since signing up for ParkChicago as expansion of the new pay-by-cell parking service into city neighborhoods has begun.

Since the West Loop pilot program started on April 15, more than 15,000 people have registered for the mobile payment service. ParkChicago began expanding from its West Loop pilot area on May 6 and recently completed the downtown rollout last week. The service is now available at all metered parking spaces north of Roosevelt Road, south of North Avenue and West to Racine Avenue.