Montreal Drivers Use Cell Phones to Pay Parking
The Montreal Gazette reports that authorities in the city are considering a system where parking can be paid for using a cell phone. Already used in other cities in Canada, pay-by-phone has become very popular with the residents and tourists alike. Without a large set of coins to pay expensive meters in downtown areas across the country, paying by cell phone adds a great convenience for all parkers.
Text Alerts before Expiration
One of the really nice features is the ability to get text alerts prior to your meter running out. Motorists are able to return to their cars or add more money through their cellphones before the expiration. And if you leave the parking spot before your time has expired, you can close the transaction and get a refund for the timing remaining.