From Monday, 12th December
Cashless parking platform called APCOA Connect will be available in five towns in Kildare County.
Newbridge, Kildare, Celbridge, Leixlip and Maynooth will all benefit from the new service that provides its users with a range of payment options, all accessible from their smart phone.
The Council is working with APCOA, who currently provide parking enforcement within the five towns, to implement the new system alongside the traditional cash based parking meters already used. The platform will open-up customer’s payment options by providing the facilities to pay by phone, web, SMS, or app.
In addition to allowing customers to travel across the county without change for parking, the system also issues reminders to them when their parking is about to expire.
Kildare County Council, said,
"The Council is delighted to be in a position to provide this new additional service. We are constantly improving our services by providing more efficient, alternative and customer friendly services with the use of advancing technology; and parking is no different. This service will provide an alternative and more convenient way to pay for parking for everyone wishing to visit and do business in County Kildare. This new service is being provided in conjunction with current pay at the meter method."
This new service will be available to all motorists in Newbridge, Kildare, Celbridge, Leixlip and Maynooth from 12th December 2016, with guidance on how to use the new system being provided on parking meters and on www.kildarecountycouncil.ie
Neil Cunningham, Managing Director for APCOA Ireland, said,
“We know how important it is for your parking experience to be as simple and stress-free as possible: which is why we created APCOA Connect. Cashless parking makes sense for everyone- not only is it convenient and easy, it is also a must in today’s increasingly digital society. We are excited to be able to support Kildare County Council with this new platform, and look forward to working with them to providing this service for residents and visitors alike.”