meterUP Parking App to Debut Thursday

The Philadelphia Parking Authority this week will debut its long-awaited meterUP mobile parking app. The app is set to go live on Thursday.

The app will allow Philadelphia drivers to pay for their parking with a smartphone, and also electronically add more time while away from their parked vehicle. The app also gives a seven-minute warning for expiring meters- and also won't let drivers pay if parking is free.

The launch will take place in four pilot zones: 4th and 20th Streets and Arch and Locust Streets; along Christopher Columbus Boulevard from Spring Garden to Race Street; the Torresdale Train Station and PPA's 8th & Chestnut parking lot. However, the six-month pilot program will over cover about 300 of the city's 16,000 parking meters.