SFMTA introduces new Android app for SFpark program

IPhone users are now not the only motorists who can receive live information updates about the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s SFpark program.

The SFMTA, which manages parking in The City, announced a new SFpark application for Android-based smartphones.

The new application will allow Android users to check their phones for availability and rates of nearby parking meters and garages. Hopefully, the Android’s new application will get off the ground a little more smoothly than the iPhone app.

Today’s announcement is the latest facet of the SFMTA’s SFpark program, a series of innovative pilot programs aimed at easing traffic congestion and increasing the availability of parking in The City.

“When customers can see where parking is available and how much it costs, they make better decisions about where and when to drive,” SFMTA executive director Ed Reiskin said in a release on Monday. “Steering drivers to blocks with open parking spaces reduces time spent looking for parking, which eases traffic, reduces pollution and allows Muni to be faster and more reliable.”

The Android app can be downloaded here and the iPhone app is available here.

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