QUEENS — Drivers can now use their cellphones to pay for street parking in all five boroughs.
The Department of Transportation rolled out the phone-payment system for parking, ParkNYC, around Queens this week, making it the last borough to get the service by extending it to all 85,000 metered spots in the city, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday.
"We know that especially here in Queens, parking can be a challenge, but ParkNYC now makes it a bit easier — with no paper receipt and the ability to quickly get on your way," de Blasio said in a statement.
Users of the application, developed by Parkmobile, pre-load funds into a digital wallet in $25 increments before entering a number printed on parking spots' meters to pay for them, the DOT said.
An online system links the registered license plate for driver, which traffic enforcement agents access with their handheld devices to confirm payment.
If time runs our and the driver hasn't reached the maximum time for the space, they can add money to the meter remotely.
The system first launched in parts of Midtown in December before rolling out to the rest of Manhattan and The Bronx. The city extended the system to Brooklyn and Staten Island in May.