City of Providence Expands Free Two-Hour Parking Program During Month of October
Users encouraged to download Providence’s parking app for one-time free parking session citywide
October 1, 2021
PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and the Director of the Department of Public Works Leo Perotta today announced a parking promotion with Passport Parking, the City’s current mobile parking app partner. Current and new users that download and create an account on the Passport Parking app between October 1-October 31, 2021, will receive a one-time, free 2-hour parking session ($2.65 value).
“Throughout the pandemic, we have seen an increased preference for digital or contactless city services,” said Mayor Jorge Elorza. “Whether someone is doing business, visiting a cultural institution or dining in the City, Providence residents and visitors want an easy, secure, and streamlined way to pay for parking. Our residents and users want convenience and we are excited to launch this promotion to spread the word about this reliable feature.”
Earlier this year, the City of Providence announced efforts to encourage local commerce, including free two-hour parking exclusively in commercial districts from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM daily through December 31, 2021. This promotion expands the program citywide during the entire month of October.
Passport Parking is a convenient, reliable, touch-free way to pay for parking, a growing preference of users throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Launched in Providence six years ago, the app offers an additional payment method for parking and eliminates the need to interact with frequently-touched public surfaces, such as parking meters. Users will be able to remotely pay for and extend their parking session from their smartphone without the need to go back and feed the meter.
How it works:
- Users download the Passport Parking app from the App Store or Google Play
- Create an account
- Load a payment method for future parking sessions
- Enter the promo code ParkProv21
Users can download the free Passport Parking app from the App Store and Google Play. Users can also manage their parking online at passportparking.com. In addition to paying for parking via the app, users can still pay with coins at a parking meter located in Providence.