The City of Urbana parking deck located at 111 West Main Street in downtown Urbana will transition from a staffed parking deck to parking meters and MobileMeter beginning on Monday, December 4, 2017. MobileMeter is an app that gives drivers a credit card option directly from their smart phone or tablet. Users can also keep track of available time, receive reminder notifications before the end of their parking session, and extend parking time remotely. MobileMeter was first launched in the area in 2015 in the City of Champaign and then in Urbana in February 2016.
“The quick adoption of the MobileMeter app has exceeded expectations,” according to Urbana’s Public Facilities Manager Vince Gustafson. “Currently over fifty percent of all parking meters fees are being paid by customers using the new technology.”