The MobileNOW! paid parking system will go live Monday, August 8, at 7:00 AM, along the sections of Bobby K. Marks Drive and Bearkat Boulevard that have been recently converted to one-way traffic.
The new parking spaces will be controlled through a pay-by-space on-street parking system. Drivers will be able to pay for parking quickly and easily using the free MobileNOW! application on smartphones, tablets, and smart watches. Those who are not smart device users can pay for parking by calling MobileNOW! at 936-666-2296.
To use the system, download the free MobileNOW! application and follow the instructions to create an account from the homepage. Once the account is set up, drivers will be able to select the numbered parking space they are in and indicate how much time they would like to purchase. A benefit of MobileNOW! is that the system will send alerts when the time is almost up and more time can be purchased remotely by phone or app. The paid parking is enforced by the Huntsville Police Department using MobileNOW! software.
There is a $1.25 per hour parking fee, plus a $0.25 convenience fee per transaction. There are also instructions and a QR code to download the application on the signs spaced at every four parking spaces.
MobileNOW! personnel are scheduled to be onsite on the first day of the fall semester at SHSU, August 24, to assist adapt the users to the new software. City staff has been testing the software and is ready to answer any questions any drivers may have. For more information, contact the City of Huntsville Finance Department at 936-291-5419 or visit, http://huntsvilletx.gov/Parking, to learn more and register with MobileNOW!