You can now download “HotSpot” and get a text when their parking meter is about to expire.
People in Halifax now have the option of using credit cards at parking meters as well as receiving texts when their time is up.
Yesterday Halifax launched a new parking app that gives people more ways to manage their parking-meter use. The city’s parking meters will still accept coins but people can also pay a monthly or annual fee to use the phone application ‘HotSpot’ to access more options.
The app allows people to pay more to extend their parking time and drivers who decide to leave their space early can be refunded the time they didn’t use. How convenient eh? And the service costs $2 per month or $20 a year.
The app, developed by a Fredericton company, is already used in Moncton, Saint John, Fredericton, Charlottetown, and Bridgewater, N.S. People who have the app can use it in any of those places.
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