COLLEGE PARK–A new smartphone application is helping drivers at the University of Maryland find a quick place to park.
It’s called the Streetline Parker App for the iPhone and Android phones. The university has placed sensors around parking spots that signals whether the spot is open. Drivers use their phones to see what spots are open. They can even pay for parking if the meters are adjusted to the application, as well.
The University of Maryland became the first university to use the application, according to “What’s Up Annapolis?” magazine.
“We’re really just trying to reduce campus congestion,” said Beverly Malone from the University’s Department of Transportation. The application is currently in a trial run on the campus with about 30 metered spots hooked up to it in the center of campus. Malone said the university will expand the number of spots if there is funding for it, and the feedback remains positive.