Whether you’re chasing the fall colors or heading out to find the perfect pumpkin for the season, driving from point A to point B in Pittsburgh can be an entirely unique experience depending on who you get directions from — and parking can have its own host of challenges. We’ve all experienced evenings out with friends that go longer than expected, and work meetings that run overtime. On top of everything, no one wants the risk of their parking expiring and getting a ticket.
Luckily, Pittsburgh has a new and easy-to-use app that will help alleviate your parking concerns in seconds: PayByPhone. With PayByPhone, you can manage your parking payments right from the app on your phone or on the PayByPhone website, giving you access to several added features you won’t get from using a standard parking machine.
These features include text message reminders that appear before your parking expires. You’ll also be able to extend your parking should you need additional time. This means you no longer have to anxiously check the time, or awkwardly step out to rush back to your vehicle. The app can also be accessed through your Apple Watch or in-car voice-activated services like Siri or Amazon Echo Auto.
In addition to this, PayByPhone’s Maps feature is a great way to visually understand where parking is located within the city and can help you plan for parking ahead of time before you step out into that crisp cold air.
Next time you park, use the zone number found on Pittsburgh pay stations around the city and simply enter this number into the PayByPhone app, choose your parking duration, and pay with your payment method of choice (including Google Pay or Apple Pay), then continue on with the more exciting aspects of your day, like sipping on your favorite latte while you continue your hunt for fall foliage.