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Metro adding pay-by-phone for parking spots at two stations

Beginning Monday, drivers parking at the Rockville and Fort Totten Metro stations will be able to pay for metered spots with their phones. Metro is testing out pay-by-phone parking at these two stations as a pilot program over the next few months.

Commuters can pay with Parkmobile, the same app used in the District. It is available for Apple, Android and BlackBerry users. The general parking rates will be the same, though Parkmobile does charge an extra 32 cents per transaction.

The mobile payment option will be available at the 32 spaces available in Fort Totten’s Kiss and Ride lot, at the 22 spaces at Rockville’s Kiss and Ride lot and at the 122 metered surface spots at Rockville station.

To use Parkmobile, register first by visiting Parkmobile’s site. Once you’ve parked, you just need to enter the zone and meter number into the app and specify an amount of time.

Mark Berman is a reporter on the National staff. He runs Post Nation, a destination for breaking news and stories from around the country.


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