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Drivers can pay Huntington meters using app

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The Herald Dispatch

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. —  A lack of spare change will no longer be a reason to avoid parking in downtown.

Starting this week, motorists now are able to use their mobile devices to pay for parking in Huntington, but doing so will cost you more.

Motorists now have the option of using their mobile devices to pay for parking in Huntington. The new payment option is the result of a partnership between Parkmobile, LLC and the Huntington Municipal Parking Board. The program launched Monday.
(Herald-Dispatch photo by Lori Wolfe)
The new payment option, which began operation on Monday, is the result of a partnership between Parkmobile LLC and the Huntington Municipal Parking Board.

The new service is available at all 1,300 coin meters along public streets, in the public parking garage at the corner of 3rd Avenue and 8th Street, and at public parking lots in the downtown. It does not apply to privately owned meters located on streets within Pullman Square.

A green sticker has been placed on applicable meters directing users to download the Parkmobile app in order to pay online.

Motorists in downtown Huntington will still be able to use coins to pay for parking at meters as they always have, and parking rates will not increase.

To use the system, customers must first register by downloading the free mobile app. Once registered, they may use the mobile app or call the toll-free number listed on the green meter stickers and signs to pay for parking with their registered mobile phone.

Users can also set up an account over the phone calling 877-727-5014; however, it will cost them $5 to do so. Setting up an account on the app is free.

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