Fort Worth residents can start paying for parking from their phone instead of the traditional parking meter seen here.

Fort Worth introduced a new FW Park Mobile App that enables people to pay-to-park and eliminates the need for traditional parking meters.

The new Parkmobile app will include 35 app-friendly meters around the TCU area and over 2,700 on-street registered parking spots around Fort Worth.

“One of the best features [for TCU students] is if you’re in class or lab and you know your parking meter is running low, you will get a text 15 minutes before your time runs out; instead of having to physically go to the meter to put more money in, you can reload from your phone,” said Kevin Neal, the media and public affairs coordinator for the City Manager’s office.

Students who struggle to find parking on campus feel this app will benefit them and make it easier to pay with a debit card over an app.

“There are many times I’ve wanted to go to restaurants on Berry Street and realized I don’t have change,” said senior Danielle Stephens. “So that can be frustrating because most of the time I don’t carry my purse with me during school.”

Other students feel the app will not benefit them directly when parking around campus.

“I probably won’t download the app to park around campus because parking at TCU is free,” said sophomore Nick Reuter.

Peter Elliott, a parking administrator for the City of Fort Worth, said the app will make the Fort Worth parking experience faster and simpler for on-street parking locations.

“Fort Worth continues to invest in experiences that enhance the quality of life for our residents and to attract visitors to the city,” Mayor Betsy Price said. “With the Parkmobile technology, Fort Worth makes paying parking fees easier and more convenient in the heart of the best downtown in America.”

The Parkmobile app is now available for download in the app store.

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Zoe Zabel is a sophomore journalism major and a photography and business double minor from Hockessin, Delaware. Zoe enjoys taking photos on the sidelines of TCU games and loves to take portraits of people.