Parking Tag signs up 100,000th Registered User

With increasing numbers of motorists turning to cashless parking, Parking Tag, Dublin City Council’s popular parking payment service operated by Payzone, has now reached a landmark with 100,000 registered users.
 
To celebrate the service’s milestone, Dublin City Council and Payzone presented the lucky 100,000th registered user, Ger Holland, Killiney, Co. Dublin, with €1,000 worth of parking.
 
Operating in Dublin City since 2009, the cashless parking service has now been rolled out over the four Dublin local authorities.  In addition, Parking Tag also operates in Arklow, Dún Laoghaire Harbour, Greystones and Wicklow town, with plans to expand to more locations across the country.  The service allows motorists to pay for their parking in the most hassle free way possible – via the Parking Tag phone app, by SMS or by phoning 01 244 9999.
 
Declan Wallace, Director of Traffic, Dublin City Council said: “Parking Tag has proven to be one of the great innovations that we have brought to motorists in the city of Dublin.  It is our policy to make it as convenient as possible for our customers to pay for their parking. Parking Tag has also delivered significant operational efficiencies around the management of on-street parking for the Council and embraces the explosion in the use of smart phones and apps to accommodate cashless payments by consumers.”    
 
With over 100,000 registered motorists, and growing, Parking Tag, plans to make parking even easier by expanding its range of mobile payment methods and introducing innovative new solutions to the existing service.
 
Full details of the Parking Tag service is available at www.parkingtag.ie

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For further information contact:
Dublin City Council Media Relations Office T. (01) 222 2170
Kevin Meade, Parking Enforcement Officer, Dublin City Council, T (01) 222 2501 or email kevin.meade@dublincity.ie
 
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Notes to the Editor:
The Parking Tag app, which has been downloaded by over 75,000 smartphone users, now accounts for almost 60% of pay-by-phone transactions, an increase in app usage of 20 per cent since last year. This growth is very much reflective of the position that mobile has now taken as the channel of choice for consumers and in particular the growth of apps, which are now used by 76% of smartphone users in Ireland.

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