Paying For Parking In Minneapolis Can Now Be Done From Your Phone
The City of Minneapolis has opened testing for its new on-street parking smartphone app, MPLS Parking.
The pilot program will cover sections of the North Loop and Downtown West neighborhoods (on the right). Pay stations and meters on applicable streets have been labeled with the MPLS Parking app image. City plans are calling for the app to expand citywide later this fall.
The MPLS Parking app allows users to pay for expiring parking spaces instead of revisiting the pay station or meter once its maximum time allotment has been reached. The app can also send a warning text message or email when a spot’s time is nearly up.
Each transaction on the app comes with a fee of 25 cents. If the user chooses to sign up for a MPLS Parking membership (costing $0.99 per month), each transaction fee is cut down to 15 cents. Those parking can avoid the fees by paying at meters or pay stations.
For more information on the MPLS Parking app, visit its website or download the app for free on Google Play or the Apple Store.