Campus Parking

University of Kentucky Introduces UK Parking MobilePay

The University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky., recently launched a new service to help the community pay for parking at meters and visitor lots around campus, according to a university news release. UK Parking MobilePay is a text-to-pay service that allows users to pay for hourly parking without downloading an app, creating an account, or paying a convenience fee. The service can also send parking expiration notices and lets users extend parking durations from their phones.

“Over the past few years, we have seen rapid growth in the adoption of mobile pay among the campus community when paying for hourly parking,” said UK Transportation Services Director Lance Broeking. “We fully expect that the convenience, simplicity, and fee-free nature of our next generation of mobile pay will be well received and continue to grow in popularity.”

According to the news release, users can text the location of their meter or parking lot—clearly indicated through signage—to the designated MobilePay number. They will receive a secure link back to enter their license plate number, parking time, and payment info from their smartphone. The campus’ hourly parking rate is $2/hour, and users can still pay by cash or credit cards directly at parking meters or other designated locations around campus.

About the Author

Matt Jones is senior editor of Spaces4Learning. He can be reached at [email protected].