So meterUP is back. Sort of. The Philadelphia Parking Authority’s pay-by-phone app relaunched this week in parts of the city after disappearing in April. The PPA is now using a different operator for meterUP, which comes with added costs.
Apparently one of the reasons the app fell apart last spring is because the one cent convenience fee just wasn’t enough to cover costs. So now users will pay a 40 cent convenience fee. That’s the price you pay for not having to run like hell to beat the PPA to your meter. People. Are. Excited.
Right now, meterUP is only available to people parked between Fourth and 20th streets, and Arch and Locust, so best of luck to you South Philly folks. The PPA plans to expand the service into parts of the city over the next few months.
Check out the FAQ from the Parking Authority on what the app can do.