Photo courtesy Downtown El Paso
Amid COVID-19 concerns, the community is urged to use the Park915 app and the E-Fast Pass, which allows people to limit exposure and prevent the spread of the virus when parking downtown or crossing at the bridge.
“With COVID-19 cases across our community rising, these contactless solutions allow people to conduct essential business and travel while also maintaining health and safety,” said David Coronado, International Bridges Department Director. “We want to make sure that the public is aware of these contactless payment options available to them.”
The Park915 app is a free app that can be download for both iPhone and Android devices. A user can pay for parking as well as extend the time of the parking session without having to touch the parking meter.
The Park915 app, launched October 2019, has been providing this contactless payment option for the over 2,000 parking meters in the Downtown and Uptown areas.
The E-Fast Pass allows a person to pay virtually when crossing all southbound lanes at the Stanton or Zaragoza Bridge, eliminating all contact with toll collectors and handling money.
There is no cost to enroll in the E-Fast Pass program; users will also benefit from a $0.50 reduction in toll fares. The E-Fast Pass system uses an RFID tag affixed to your vehicle to deduct payments automatically when crossing the bridge.
An account can be set up online where motorists can also monitor their account balance.