The City of Newark announced the availability of the Passport Parking smartphone app for use with anyoperating digital kiosk station in and around downtown Newark municipal lots.
The Passport Parking app offers residents and visitors state-of-the-art options to park, pay, and enjoy their visit, including the ability to create a parking account with their vehicle information and a prepaid parking wallet if they park in Newark regularly. App users will also be able to receive a text notification from the app reminding them when their parking session is approaching expiration.
Smartphone users can download the app from either their iOS or Android app stores. Patrons who use the app to park are eligible to receive a dollar off their first parking session (coupon code required.)
The City of Newark is also announcing the limited availability of hourly parking in Lot 2, located at 58 East Main Street behind Honeygrow and Qdoba. Lot 2 remains permit-only on Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., but will be open to hourly parking during evenings and all day on weekends.
The city is overhauling its parking system as technology continues to advance and in preparation for the loss of some spaces when a new hotel is built on Main Street. Various options have been discussed for parking over the years, but no project has yet moved forward.
A second proposed hotel in downtown includes a parking structure.
The new kiosks, which accept multiple forms of payment in addition to the Passport Parking app, will continue to replace on and off-street parking systems through summer 2020.
To learn more about the Passport Parking app, visit passportparking.com. Questions can also be directed to the City of Newark Parking Division at 302-366-7000.