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Wheaton

No quarter for old-school parking boxes

WHEATON – Drivers have new options for paying daily fee commuter parking now that the city of Wheaton has launched a new parking payment system.

The system went live Oct. 8.

Previously, users of the daily fee parking spaces in the city’s commuter lots and spaces near the two Metra stations used either a pay box in the lots or street meters that only accepted coins. The new system replaces these with two payment options: using new digital kiosks or using the Passport Parking app on a mobile device, according to a Wheaton news release.

The city’s new system allows users to pay for daily fee parking using an app on their phone.

Commuters can search for the Passport Parking app on their phones or visit www.passportparking.com and follow the directions to set up an account. Using the app will allow commuters to skip going to a kiosk. A convenience fee of 32 cents applies for payments using the parking app, the news release stated.

New digital kiosks replace the daily fee pay boxes in the city’s commuter lots and some of the metered 12-hour parking spaces. Signs near these parking spaces will offer more information.

The kiosks accept cash (exact change only) and credit cards. The daily fee parking rate remains $1.50 per day.

The kiosks are located near the downtown train station at the corner of Liberty Drive and Carlton Avenue and near the College Avenue train station at President Street where it meets the railroad tracks. There also are two kiosks at the College Avenue train station.

Commuters will need to know their license plate number, which they will enter either at the kiosk or on their mobile phone.

Daily fee parking is enforced Monday through Friday. For information on parking in the city, visit www.wheaton.il.us/parking.

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