CHARLOTTE – What can’t you do via text these days? Pay for parking? Well you’ll soon be able to do that as Charlotte startup Passport rolls out a “Text to Pay” service that augments its current offerings.

No more apps to download, the venture capital backed company says. The service is available in Atlanta and New Orleans with more cities coming soon.

“With the addition of Text to Pay, drivers who do not want to download or use an app to pay to park are now one text message away from enjoying the same type of convenient parking experience in Atlanta,” said Calvin Watts, Transportation Director for the City of Atlanta.. “This launch is a great example of leveraging a single platform to provide more optionality and convenience, and we are excited to be working with Passport to improve the payment experiences for the people in our City.”

Passport is working with SP Plus Corporation (SP+) on the texting service.

Passport, which currently works with more than 800 cities through its app services, says it offers a “consolidated into one backend platform and reporting system in these cities, and all related payments are reconciled to the appropriate app partner. Now, these cities can focus on their parking operations and not be burdened with managing backend transactional and operational logistics.”

Passport has raised more than $200 million in venture capital, according to Crunchbase.

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