Paid parking soon via app
Thursday, June 2, 2016 14:10
Arubus director Teo Croes (m.) At the press conference
ORANJESTAD - At the end of this month it's possible to pay via an app while parking in downtown. Aruparking reported this yesterday at a press conference.
By our reporter
Leanne van Spronsen
So far it is only possible to pay with cash or a smart card of Aruparking, where in each case a credit can be put on. The app offers the option to pay via Paypal for parking.
Aruparking also announced that starting July 1, the so-called "social parking", where Amigoe wrote yesterday. The amount to be paid by employees in the city for a parking permit, is now dependent on their monthly income. On the question of Amigoe how this will be achieved, replied policy Carolina Rojas-Laclé that employees can report to the office of Aruparking if they want to qualify for the discount. There, they must complete a form and the employer must do this. On that basis Aruparking whether this person now provides 25, 35, 45 or 60 florins per month pay.
2500 daily transactions
Additionally, the company revealed during the press conference charts on monthly transactions that come with them for paid parking. According to Aruparking it is about 60,000 transactions per month, or 2500 per day. It is about people who park in the ordinary white boxes. These figures according to Aruparking show that there really are many people come to the city and the fact that more and more shops close their doors, is not a consequence of the introduction of paid parking.
When asked Rojas-Laclé announced that the Parliament has still not taken a decision on the introduction of paid parking on the High Rise. There are parking spaces have been painted and equipped with numbers. Initially this would be postponed until the first quarter of 2016, but the date is still uncertain.
Finally Aruparking announced a discount offer for the Saturday before Father's Day (June 18). Parking in the city normally takes two florins for the first 90 minutes, but this is one time reduced to 2 florins for 3 hours parking.