Google Maps to pay Public Transport & Parking meters

Google Maps users can pay for all kinds of transport services when they travel or their daily activities.

People around the world turn to Google Maps to get things done, especially during the pandemic. From booking a yoga class online to ordering takeout.

Thanks to the union of this app with Google Pay, users will be able to access other functions when they are on the move, such as the possibility of paying for street parking and public transport directly from that service, without having to remove their wallet.

The pandemic forced them to disinfect their hands continually, and Google took note to prevent users from having contact with surfaces used by thousands of people a day. Thanks to an integration with the parking solution providers Passport and ParkMobile, users will quickly pay for the parking meter from navigation in Maps and avoid touching the parking meter.

You have to tap the “Pay parking” button that appears when a person approaches their destination. Then enter the parking meter number, the amount of time you want to park and tap “Pay.” Plus, you can easily extend your parking time with just a few taps.

They explained that they are expanding the possibility of paying transport tickets from Maps for more than 80 transport agencies around the world. In this way, users can plan their trip, buy tickets and start travelling without switching between several applications.

Travellers can know how to pay in advance and even have their passport ready before arriving at the station. When you get the traffic instructions, an option to pay with the phone with the credit or debit cards already linked to the Google Pay account will appear on the app screen.

Pay-for-parking begins rolling out on Android in more than 400 cities across the United States (including Boston, Cincinnati, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C., and others) and soon on iOS. The ability to pay for transportation from Google Maps will expand to 80 agencies worldwide on Android in the coming weeks.