Boat Trailer Parking Payment App to Launch Mid-June
Paying the $10 daily fee to park one's boat trailer at Cape Coral's five public boat ramps (Yacht Club, Rosen Park, Horton Park, BMX Boat Ramp & Burnt Store Boat Ramp) is about to get a lot easier. The City is in the process of introducing a new technology that allows users to pay for boat trailer parking from their mobile phones. Through its partnership with Passport, the leading provider of mobile payments in parking and transit, drivers will soon be able to pay to park from their smartphone, tablet, or computer using a modern "app" technology without having to go to the meter at all.
The Passport Parking app is free to download from the iPhone App Store and Android Google Play. Parkers can also manage their parking through the Passport mobile web application, which is accessible from any device with an internet connection. If a parker does not have a smartphone, a local phone number can be found on signage located at the boat ramps in order for users to call and register. While the new Passport program is the primary payment method, the old envelope system will continue to be available "just in case" and will be authorized for use by those who are not smart phone savvy and checked by enforcement on a daily basis.
The new boat trailer parking payment app is tentatively scheduled to launch on Monday, June 15. For those Cape Coral residents who prefer to purchase a $50 annual boat trailer parking pass instead of paying the $10 daily parking fee, annual passes will continue to be sold at the Yacht Club and the Parks & Recreation counter in City Hall. For more information, contact Marine Services at (239) 574-0809 or visit Marine Services.