MONTRÉAL, Dec. 5, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Stationnement de Montréal announced today the new P$ Mobile Service provider, namely Passport, Inc. ("Passport").
In light of the upcoming termination of its current agreement and in compliance with the City of Montréal's procurement regulations, Stationnement de Montréal has issued a formal call for tenders.
In order to maintain operations and user satisfaction, the service provider will be tasked with ensuring both the service continuity and evolution of the P$ Mobile Service app.
"Payments made using the P$ Mobile Service app now represent 45% of all on-street parking revenues, compared to 55% for pay station payments", said Charles Auger, General Manager of Stationnement de Montréal. "Moreover, the app boasts a user satisfaction rating of 84%. With Passport's experienced collaboration, we will ensure a smooth transition to maintain a positive client experience when launching the app's updated version in Spring 2017."
Since its launch, the app's success has grown exponentially, with over 21 million transactions made. Moreover, P$ Mobile Service has evolved to feature new functions, such as real-time parking rate and regulatory data on a given parking space, a timer and parking space pre-payment.
Stationnement de Montréal will continue to innovate and enhance its services to keep making life easier for its over 700,000 and growing users. Here's a glimpse at a few upcoming functions:
- Map-based parking space locator;
- Offer an inter-service payment option;
- Provide compensation for parking through a retailer program;
- Get a discount during special events using a promotional code.
"We are thrilled to work with Stationnement de Montréal to ensure the app's continuity and evolution," said Khristian Gutierrez, Chief Business Development Officer of Passport, Inc. "Montreal has proven over the years that it is in touch with community needs truly cares about the downtown experience. We're honored to have been selected as their exclusive provider and are confident that our expertise will help further expand this solution in Montréal, reaching a broader audience and setting the pace for innovation in the transportation industry."
About Passport, Inc.
Passport is North America's leading mobile technology company specializing in enterprise business applications and payments for the public and private sector. Passport's product lines--parking payments, transit payments, enforcement and permit management--collectively serve to deliver dynamic tools for agencies to better connect with their communities. Its services have been adopted by over 20 of the top 50 cities in North America and over 2,000 locations including Chicago, Toronto, Boston, Portland, and Miami. Passport's mission is to reduce operational complexity and deliver intelligent data to improve decision making for its clients.
Passport is backed by a group of investors, including Grotech Ventures, Relevance Capital, and MK Capital. For more information, please visit www.passportinc.com.
About Stationnement de Montréal
Created in 1995, the Société en commandite Stationnement de Montréal was originally founded to ensure the optimal management of municipal paid on-street and off-street parking. The Société was quickly recognized for its innovation, its advantageous use of cutting-edge technologies and the harmonious integration of its installations into the urban landscape.
SOURCE Société en commandite stationnement de Montréal
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