City adjusting for Passport Parking wallet function
Initially the city thought the pre-paid “wallet” option in the Passport Parking smartphone app allowed users to only pay a transaction fee when they loaded money into their wallet function, but have since determined that the system will charge a 35 cents per “parking session.”
The city issued a statement on April 7 stating that it was “sorry for any inconvenience or confusion caused by this revision. Customers who have already purchased pre-paid parking on the wallet system who would like a refund may contact Planning and Community Development at 406-455-8414.”
On April 2, paid parking resumed in downtown Great Falls and there are new multi-space pay stations on Central Avenue from Park Drive to 8th Street.
There’s one kiosk per block on both sides of the street. There’s also a pay station in each of the city’s two parking garages.
The old parking meters will remain on side streets.
The two hour limit remains in the downtown parking district.
Here’s previous coverage of the downtown parking system:
March 19 COVID-19 updates: health officer orders restrictions on bars, restaurants, bowling alleys, etc.; city declaring sate of emergency; changes at city attorney’s office, animal shelter and Municipal Court; downtown metered parking enforcement suspended; Lewis and Clark Trail Mixer postponed; GFCMSU changing access, operations