Austin launches pay-for-parking app

The city of Austin will introduce a smartphone application that will allow users to pay for parking on March 22.

The city of Austin will introduce a smartphone application that will allow users to pay for parking on March 22.

Updated 10:30 a.m. April 27, 2016


The Austin Transportation Department launched its pay-by-phone parking program on every city-owned street April 25.

The program allows users to pay for on-street, metered parking spots through a smartphone application called ParkX that stores license plate and payment information. Users may also call 512-838-3874 or text the word “Park” to the same number and follow prompts to pay for parking.

For a limited time, the city is running a promotion for the program which allows users to enter the code “AUSTIN” within the wallet section of the ParkX app to receive one hour of free parking.

Published March 3, 2016


Austin residents and visitors will soon be able to pay for parking remotely using mobile phones and handheld devices.

The city announced Feb. 29 a partnership with ParkX, a pay-for-parking smartphone application already available in Texas cities such as Corpus Christi and El Paso.

The Austin Transportation Department will pilot the program on March 22 in the West Campus area and plans to expand to all city-owned, metered parking spots in April, according to a city statement.






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