The City of Dayton plans to launch a mobile app that will create a third option for drivers to pay for street parking in downtown Dayton. Meters, which currently accept coins or credit cards, will also be equipped with technology to pay for parking through an app operated by the company Passport. When it’s live, users can download the app, create an account, choose a spot, and enter the license plate number to start a parking session. This same app is already in use in some areas of downtown Dayton, including paid lots in the Oregon District. This parking app will have advantages for both the users and for the City, planners told the Dayton Daily News. The app will allow for customers to opt in to reminders that will alert them when their parking session is about to expire, and allow for them to pay to extend their parking time. For the City, planners will be able to access more information about parking so they can have better data about parking trends in the downtown area, according to the Dayton Daily News report. The app payment option is expected to go live by Dec. 1, City officials told the Dayton Daily News.
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