Feed the meter with your phone - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Feed the meter with your phone

Khristian Gutierrez Khristian Gutierrez
Norman Fultz Norman Fultz
Tiffany Smith Tiffany Smith

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Have you ever parked your car in downtown lot only to find out you didn't have any money to pay for it? That won't be a problem at some spots in downtown Louisville because you'll never have to get money out of your pocket.  

Louisville Metro rolled out a new app on Monday that allows you to feed the meter at some parking lots with your cell phone. At the current time, there are four parking lots where you can pay to park with the app. The option to pay for meters on the street through the app will not be made available by the city until January 2014. 

Passport Parking makes the software. Customers input their credit card information the first time.  

"They'll see a zone number on the sign," said Khristian Gutierrez with Passport Parking, "you enter that zone number and your space. You're done."  

The city will receive their normal rate for parking. A 25 cent convenience fee to use the app will be paid to Passport Parking. 

Norman Fultz is one driver who thinks the technology is timely.

"Oh I think it'll make it a lot easier to park downtown," said Fultz, "there's no doubt about it."

"It's just a convenience," said Tiffany Smith, Parking Authority assistant director, "and it allows us to continue in our very rapid society by moving and going to your next appointment or meeting and not have to stop."

Copyright 2013 WAVE 3 News. All rights reserved.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Lake City officials take wait and see approach on flooding

    Lake City officials take wait and see approach on flooding

    Friday, February 23 2018 11:11 PM EST2018-02-24 04:11:18 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 11:42 PM EST2018-02-24 04:42:04 GMT
    A truck moves slowly Friday in Lake City as the town awaits any problems from flooding. (Source: KAIT-TV)A truck moves slowly Friday in Lake City as the town awaits any problems from flooding. (Source: KAIT-TV)
    A truck moves slowly Friday in Lake City as the town awaits any problems from flooding. (Source: KAIT-TV)A truck moves slowly Friday in Lake City as the town awaits any problems from flooding. (Source: KAIT-TV)

    Heavy rains have impacted areas throughout Northeast Arkansas while officials in Lake City said Friday they are doing fine after a much-needed break in the rain. 

    Heavy rains have impacted areas throughout Northeast Arkansas while officials in Lake City said Friday they are doing fine after a much-needed break in the rain. 

  • Father reunited with son's stolen ashes

    Father reunited with son's stolen ashes

    Friday, February 23 2018 11:35 PM EST2018-02-24 04:35:16 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 11:40 PM EST2018-02-24 04:40:20 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Peevey family can now rest after two people confessed to destroying their loved one’s final resting place and stealing his ashes.

    The Peevey family can now rest after two people confessed to destroying their loved one’s final resting place and stealing his ashes.

  • A Family for Me: Alex

    A Family for Me: Alex

    Friday, February 23 2018 9:08 PM EST2018-02-24 02:08:56 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 10:49 PM EST2018-02-24 03:49:43 GMT
    10-year-old Alex is looking for a home. (Source: KAIT-TV)10-year-old Alex is looking for a home. (Source: KAIT-TV)
    10-year-old Alex is looking for a home. (Source: KAIT-TV)10-year-old Alex is looking for a home. (Source: KAIT-TV)

    This week, Region 8 News' Ryan Vaughan had the opportunity to talk with 10-year-old Alex. 

    This week, Region 8 News' Ryan Vaughan had the opportunity to talk with 10-year-old Alex. 

Powered by Frankly