Cathaoirleach of Wexford County Council Cllr. John Hegarty and Director of Services Eamonn Hore signed a Contract with representatives Sean O’Dwyer, IT Director, and Andrew Cosgrove, Marketing Manager of “parkbytext” in County Hall on Thursday last, 8th June 2018 to bring E-Parking to Wexford’s four main towns.
The parkbytext app allows the customer to use their mobile phone to pay their parking fees easily and quickly. The app also allows customers to “top up” their parking fee, meaning no rushing back to the car at the end of the payment period to avoid a fine - simply use the app to make a further payment and your parking fee is instantly updated.
Cathaoirleach of Wexford County Council Councillor John Hegarty welcomed the signing of the Contract. “Wexford has always been a progressive county and we are constantly looking for new ways, particularly in the use of modern technology, to improve our services to the public” said the Cathaoirleach. “Parkbytext” is a perfect example, using today’s technology to improve existing services and offer additional convenience, flexibility and peace of mind to those who work in or visit our main towns”.
Director of Services Eamonn Hore agreed. “Parkbytext” has the capacity of bring considerable benefits for the retail and Tourism sectors in our main urban areas” said Mr. Hore. “It is important also to reassure the public that this new method of parking payment will complement - not replace - our current parking meter payment facilities. It simply offers an alternative and easy-to-use payment method to those who use our parking services”.
Mr. Hore congratulated parkbytext on winning the Tender following a detailed procurement process. Works on the project will commence in the coming weeks with a go-live date planned for September 2018.
Sean O’Dwyer, representing parkbytext said “We are delighted to extend our reach to Wexford, Gorey, Enniscorthy and New Ross, and for locals and visitors alike to enjoy the ease and benefits available through parkbytext; benefits such as no more searching for coins, and extending your parking transaction, creation of business accounts etc. How it works is very simple – you can choose to pay by text, app, online or phone.
We would like to thank the Council for this opportunity, and we very much look forward to the launch of the service come September”.