Google Maps to enable street parking and ride payments

Google Maps will enable street parking and transit payments.

By connecting Google Pay to Google Maps, users can now pay for their parking without making any physical contacts.

The parking payments have been enabled via a collaboration with Passport and ParkMobile.

Users will also be able to top up their parking if they think they may need to stay parked for longer.

Google also announced that it would also enable users to pay for transit fairs through a collaboration with 80 transit agencies around the world.

“Now you’ll be able to plan your trip, buy your fare, and start riding without needing to toggle between multiple apps,” Google said in a statement.

“You can understand how to pay in advance and even get your fare ready to go before you arrive at the station – which is helpful when you’re not sure what payment options a transit agency supports.

“When you get transit directions, you’ll see the option to pay with your phone with the credit or debit cards already linked to your Google Pay account. And in places like the San Francisco Bay Area, you’ll also be able to buy a digital Clipper card directly from Google Maps. Once you’ve purchased your fare, all you need to do is tap your phone on the reader or show your digital ticket to breeze on board.”

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