Niagara Falls, NY Debuts Whoosh!

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Niagara Falls, NY has unveiled a brand new parking system.  Nearly 40 state of the art, solar powered, color screen parking meters have been installed.  The meters govern approximately 244 parking spaces in the downtown hotel and tourism district, including Rainbow Boulevard and Niagara Street, as well as surface lots on First and Third Streets.

Along with the option to use bills and credit cards, the city has chosen to offer the Whoosh! mobile app as a payment option. Using Whoosh! patrons can pay for and extend their parking from anywhere without having to return to their vehicle.  They also have the option to receive a notification via text message when their parking time is about to expire.

Whoosh! is available for iPhone users in the App Store and for Android users in the Google Play Store.  If the user does not have an iPhone or Android device, Whoosh! is also accessible by visiting the mobile web site - 

The new rate for parking is expected to be $2 to $3 per hour, although the cost could vary in the offseason.