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Parking app firm to expand UK mobility offering

Payment platform specialist Passport is to help drive mobility developments in the UK as it expands its presence.

Council parking profits hit new record

Passport is targeting private and public sector organisations with its parking and mobility solutions

The firm provides mobile payments for the transportation industry, including parking apps and mobile ticketing. Its work with Westminster City Council last year helped the council to develop and launch ParkRight, a tailored parking app that includes a vehicle-based pricing structure targeting diesel-operated vehicles.

Now the firm is expanding its work, including launching a London office, as it publishes research showing that 83% of drivers say that parking machines don’t work when they need them to and more than half of councils (55%) admit there are problem areas with parking in their cities.

In addition, more than a quarter of city councils (27%) say the rise of new modes of transport (such as rideshares and dockless cycles) are causing problems.

A spokesperson for the company said: “By delivering tailored solutions to local governments and private organisations, Passport is providing the UK with an end-to-end mobility platform that has yet to be seen in the market.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.