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Passport, an industry-leading technology in mobile parking payments, recently launched at UCF in an attempt to ease the parking process.

This technology allows for people who park in metered spots to pay by credit card through the Passport app. It will also send a reminder alert 15 minutes before their parking session ends. If the person isn't ready to leave yet, he or she can extend the parking session.

The app is available on any iPhone or Android smartphone and users can create an account by visiting https://m.ppprk.com. There is also a sign near meters with a local phone number to call if the person doesn't have a smartphone, but still wishes to pay with a credit card.

As for parking permits, they will be available online starting Aug. 3 at http://parking.ucf.edu. There was no parking decal increase this year, and hang tag costs have been further reduced. The Student Transportation Access Fee will remain at $9.10.

All of these fees create revenue for operations, shuttle services, maintenance and other costs for parking structures and parking lots, according to a release.

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Bridgette Norris is a Digital Producer for the Central Florida Future. Follow her on Twitter at @blogginbridge email her at BridgetteN@CentralFloridaFuture.com.

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