Press Release - February 9, 2016
CARNEGIE, PA RESIDENTS GET MOBILE PARKING APP
Local borough supports fast-moving Braddock based tech startup.
CARNEGIE, PA - On Monday, February 8, 2016, Carnegie Borough of Pittsburgh
launched its mobile app for parking payments for local residents and businesses.
A smartphone app developed by a Braddock based tech firm Meter Feeder Inc., can
now be used to pay for parking with mobile devices allowing users to pay and add
time to an expiring meter remotely.
Carnegie Borough has begun its partnership with Meter Feeder, Inc., which has
an app of the same name available for download using any iPhone or Android
device. The app allows users to upload and store their license plate and payment
information the first time they pay for parking. Consequently, when a user's
time is about to expire, the app sends a notification to their phone, alerting
and allowing them to add more time remotely. Commuters can pay by app at any
parking meter in Carnegie, including the East Main Street parking lot which also
allows payments from a new multi-space Calè
meter, similar to those installed in 2012 in nearby City of Pittsburgh. Borough
Manager Steve Beuter commented, "We want our Main Street business district to
grow and thrive, so we need to give patrons more options to pay that are easy
and up to date as we become more progressive." This program now allows Carnegie
Borough to monitor parking in both the East Main Street parking lot and nearby
In turn, Carnegie's enforcement officers will use its administrative
companion app, Meter Reader, as an enforcement tool to determine who has paid
electronically and issue any citations, as needed. All citations will have a
small QR code at the bottom. Dan Lopretto, Meter Feeder's Chief Technology
officer and a native of McKeesport states, "Users of the Meter Feeder app can
scan the bottom of the ticket with our app and pay for the violation in second
with our brand new ticket scanning technology." Mr. Lopretto assures that this
technology will improve user experience stating, "This simply hasn't been done
before and we're very excited about improving the user experience." Decals and
other signage will be added to the meters in the upcoming week, but users can
download the app to their phones and start paying electronically right away.
While the program is new in Carnegie, Meter Feeder Inc. is also in use
elsewhere in the region, including Dormont and Brentwood Boroughs. The company
is planning to expand into more locations in the near future hoping to foster
relationships with the local municipalities and boroughs while continuing to
improve customer experience with parking.
About Meter Feeder, Inc: Meter Feeder is an award-winning parking management
and enforcement platform, based in Braddock, PA. Meter Feeder entered into the
$25 billion parking market, with the goal of disrupting the archaic parking
systems by providing very simple, very easy parking tools for any size
municipality. As a technology first company, Meter Feeder focuses on usability
and efficiency and taking a new approach to solving the existing parking issues
and presenting new ways to introduce smart parking solutions. Learn more at www.meterfeeder.com.