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Port Colborne Partners with HONK to Launch Contactless Parking Pilot

Residents and visitors can now pay for marina parking on their phone – without downloading an app!

PORT COLBORNE, ON, June 3, 2021 – HONK, North America’s leading provider of contactless payments for parking, announced a pilot parking program with the City of Port Colborne. Starting immediately, residents and visitors who park at Sugarloaf Marina and the public boat ramp will have access to the safest and fastest contactless payments experience in Canada. Drivers can simply tap or scan their phone on a HonkTAP smart station located onsite for a quick guest checkout experience, or choose to download the free HonkAPP from the App Store or Google Play.

“The City of Port Colborne is thrilled to partner with HONK to offer our boaters a fast and simple way to pay for parking,” said Mark Minor, Sugarloaf Marina Supervisor. “Just in time for summer, this pilot project will create a safe and accessible parking experience for drivers parking their vehicles and boat trailers at the City of Port Colborne’s public boat ramp.“

Located onsite, HonkTAP smart stations allow drivers to safely pay for parking with a quick tap or scan of their phone. With no app to download or pay station to touch, paying for parking is easier and safer than ever. Drivers can also opt to receive text reminders when their parking is set to expire, and can add more time to their parking session directly from their phone – no need to rush back from their boating excursion!

For app lovers, the HonkAPP is another contactless payment option for drivers who wish to pay for parking and manage a session directly from their phone. HonkAPP is offered in neighboring municipalities – Welland, St. Catharines, and Niagara Falls – so it’s already familiar to many in the region. As with the HonkTAP option, drivers can pay via Apple Pay, Google Pay, PayPal, Interac, and all major credit cards.

“Drivers everywhere are now seeking safe and easy ways to pay for parking – It’s no longer a bonus, or nice-to-have,” said Michael Back, HONK Founder and CEO. “HONK is excited to expand our presence in cities across Ontario and give drivers access to the very best parking experience in the country.”

About City of Port Colborne

Located on the south coast of the scenic Niagara Region, Niagara’s Port of Call has found the perfect balance – successful industrial and commercial sectors, comfortable and scenic residential areas, white sand beaches, unique culinary choices, the world class Sugarloaf Marina, fishing, golfing, trails, shopping districts along the historic Welland Canal and an energized festival and entertainment scene that includes live theatre – truly a community that adds to the overall Niagara Experience.

About HONK

Honk is North America’s leading provider of safe, contactless payments for the parking industry. Since 2013, Honk has been creating touchless solutions to make paying for parking easier, faster, and safer for drivers. Motorists can download the HonkAPP to search and pay for parking, and extend their parking session right from their phone. Or they can opt to use HonkTAP smart stations for a contactless way to pay. Simply tap or scan a mobile phone — no app download or pay station required. Honk is trusted by millions of drivers, and is accepted at over 3,000 locations across the United States and Canada.

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Rachel Lemkow
Director, Marketing