INDIANAPOLIS -- Three years after launching its mobile parking payment app in Indianapolis, Parkmobile has announced People for Urban Progress (PUP) as the recipient of its first-ever donation. PUP received nearly $16,000 from the Atlanta-based company—a figure based on ten percent of the app’s transaction fees from the Indianapolis market since service began in 2011.
PUP’s relationship with Parkmobile came as a result of a collaboration with ParkIndy, the entity responsible for upgrading the city’s meter system. When ParkIndy began replacing the outdated coin meters with newer technology, PUP salvaged 80 of the relics to be reused in a public project.
“Those meters will be repurposed as an installation that raises money and awareness for area nonprofits, while also pumping some life into a public space,” said Jonathan Allinson, PUP’s Director of Operations + Development. The so-called Parking Meter Plaza, kickstarted with a gift from ParkIndy, will be supported by Parkmobile’s donation.
"Parkmobile has been very proud to offer its mobile payment service to the citizens and visitors of Indianapolis since the Fall of 2011," Parkmobile's Brent Paxton said. "Giving back to the local community is just one simple way to express our gratitude to the thousands of people who enjoy using our service on a daily basis. We are deeply honored to be part of this exciting project."
“Parkmobile and ParkIndy are working on some very innovative parking solutions in Indianapolis,” Allinson said. “We’re excited and honored to see their support of innovation in the civic sector as well.”
The Parkmobile app is available on most mobile devices. For each payment using the app, a portion of the 25-cent transaction fee goes into a philanthropic fund to support Indianapolis nonprofits. Learn more and download the app at www.parkmobile.com.
ABOUT PEOPLE FOR URBAN PROGRESS
People for Urban Progress (PUP) is an Indianapolis-based nonprofit that advances connectivity, environmental responsibility and good design. We rescue discarded materials, redesigning them for public benefit. Our locally-designed and manufactured goods fund big projects and ideas that improve Indianapolis’ urban spaces. Simply put, we make goods for Indy’s good.
Learn more at www.peopleup.org.