Virginia Tech Transportation Services has partnered with ParkMobile to provide a convenient, contactless electronic payment option for parking on the Blacksburg campus.
Parking is now available with ParkMobile in any campus parking space or lot that has standard F/S, C/G or R parking. This does not apply to 24-hour restricted lots designated for specific groups such as service vehicles and carpools.
While using ParkMobile, faculty and staff should park in F/S spaces, and undergraduate and graduate students should park in C/G and R spaces. Visitors may park in F/S, C/G or R spaces.
The goal of the new system is ultimately to make paying for campus parking easy and convenient and thus avoid parking citations. Parking sessions can be extended remotely to avoid a ticket. Use of the app is not limited to the Blacksburg campus; it can be used nationwide at thousands of parking locations. Multiple time increments are available, including hourly and daily parking.
The first step in participating in ParkMobile is to create a free account, easily done by visiting the ParkMobile site or downloading the ParkMobile app in the App Store or Google Play.
The following information will be needed to create a profile for the ParkMobile account: 1) the vehicle’s license plate number. Up to five license plates may be added to the profile. 2) payment information. Most major credit cards, PayPal and Apple Pay are accepted.
Once the profile is created, then you can park in any space or meter marked with a ParkMobile sign or sticker. Parking is enforced on the Blacksburg campus Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m
Once you start parking, 1) enter the meter parking zone number in which the vehicle is parked. This information is available on nearby signage, the sticker on the meter or by using the map within the ParkMobile app or website.
2) select the duration of your parking. To prevent the possibility of having your time expire, time may be extended remotely. If you opt into notifications, text messages or emails, you will receive a notification to extend your parking duration. You can also set customizable parking expiration alerts.
The meter parking zones with their numbers and location are the Bookstore Lot, 85102; the Coliseum Lot, 85103; the Perry Street Lot, 85104; the Drillfield Lot, 85105; Wright House, 85106; Alumni Mall, 85107; the Squires Lot, 85108; Steger Hall, 85109; Oak Lane, 85110, Parking Services, 85111; and Laundry Tailor (the old security building), 85112. You can also save “favorite” and recently used parking zones.
Traditional parking options remain in place: purchasing a daily parking permit at Parking Services at 505 Beamer Way and using coins at parking meters on campus.
Questions about the new system may be addressed to email@example.com or by calling 540-231-3200.