Parkeon Expands Whoosh! Mobile Parking App Throughout New York State
Two years ago, Parkeon, a global provider of smart city solutions, launched its mobile parking payment app, Whoosh!, citywide throughout Syracuse, NY. The app allows parkers the flexibility to pay for parking from their mobile devices, receive reminders that their time is expiring, and allows for the remote extension of parking time.
The deployment in Syracuse was the first implementation of Whoosh! in the United States. Since then, the Whoosh! app has been adopted by Parkeon clients across the country, and has been especially successful in New York State. Whoosh! can now be used in six locations in New York State – City of Niagara Falls, City of Syracuse, the Villages of East Rockaway, Lynbrook, and Valley Stream, and at Binghamton University. Several more Whoosh! deployments are planned in New York State in the coming months.
The Whoosh! app has become very popular among parkers. For example, even though the on-street parking kiosks in Syracuse offer multiple payment options (coins, bills, and credit card), more than 10% of on-street parking is paid for through the Whoosh! app. At Binghamton University, 15% of transactions are done through the Whoosh! app in parking lots that offer alternative ways to pay. Close to 10,000 parkers have utilized the Whoosh! app so far throughout New York State.
“We are extremely happy about the success of the Whoosh! application, particularly in New York State,” said Sean Renn, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Parkeon, Inc. “It is exciting that we have evolved as a company by first offering hardware for parking payment and now seeing that our clients have embraced our digital platforms.”