• Apple Pay and PayPal May be Added to NYC's Parking Ticket Payment System



    Remember that time you received a ticket in New York City while driving and would have to pay the fines with a computer? New reports are saying that NYC is considering incorporating Apple Pay, Bitcoin, and PayPal to their list of payment methods for drivers. Claims come from MarketWatch and they noted that currently, approximately $30 billion is being collected every year in parking ticket revenue. Because of this, the Department of Finance in NYC is trying to find a "convenient way for motorists to expeditiously pay their parking tickets via a smartphone or mobile device." According to MarketWatch,

    The primary objective of this RFI is to identify and assess mobile platforms that support the payment of parking tickets and learn about their current use and future viability. A secondary objective is to identify existing mobile platforms that support the request for a hearing of parking tickets and learn about their current use and future viability.
    Requirements for the payment system was discussed by NYC’s Department of Finance, one of which being users having to snap a picture of the ticket in order to see the violation given. Another requirement expressed was that the GUI (graphical user interface) needed to be ‘simple’ and quick to give payments so that security standards can be met. Currently, NYC drivers can pay for their tickets online, at the courthouse, or physically via mail. However, those that pay by credit or debit cards are subject to a 2.5% fee which we highly doubt would be the case for the mobile payment systems.

    What are your thoughts on this? Are you hoping they will implement this idea? Let us know in the comments below.

    Source:MarketWatch
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Pay and PayPal May be Added to NYC's Parking Ticket Payment System started by Akshay Masand View original post
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    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      $30 billion? How do I get in on this?
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