Customers can compare and purchase guaranteed parking at select stations nationwide
WASHINGTON – Amtrak is partnering with Parking Panda, the nationwide leader in online parking reservations, to provide customers with the unprecedented ability to reserve parking at select Amtrak stations. Passengers are now able to compare available parking options and prices and then purchase a guaranteed spot in advance of their trip. More than 30 stations are now part of the program with more to be added through 2015.
Through the partnership, Amtrak customers can now leverage Parking Panda’s more than 12,000 parking lots and garages across 30 cities to pre-purchase parking at hundreds of locations within easy walking distance to select stations. Passengers can view available parking options and compare prices directly from the Parking section of the respective station’s page on Amtrak.com, or view parking for all stations directly at https://parking.amtrak.com.
Once a reservation is made, parking passes are e-mailed instantly to the passenger and can be displayed on a smartphone (through Parking Panda’s free iOS or Android apps) or printed for guaranteed entrance at the selected location. Parking Panda’s platform integrates seamlessly with the partner parking location to ensure that sufficient space is set aside for pre-reserved customers so that parking availability is 100 percent guaranteed, even if the lot otherwise fills up.
“Amtrak is committed to providing our customers with the best possible experience and that includes before they arrive at the station,” said Matt Hardison, Amtrak chief marketing and sales officer. “By partnering with Parking Panda, we are providing an exceptional innovation to the parking experience and our passengers will have less to worry about and more time to enjoy their journey with us.”
“We all know too well the stress associated with searching and circling around for parking,” said Parking Panda CEO, Nick Miller. “That’s why we’re so excited about this partnership and the opportunity to eliminate the pain of parking for Amtrak passengers. Passengers can rest easier knowing where they are going and what they are paying ahead of time. The next time you head to the train station, you can relax knowing you have a guaranteed parking space waiting for you.”
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About Parking Panda
Parking Panda is the nationwide leader in online parking reservations for daily, monthly, and event parking and lists over 2 million parking spaces in over 12,000 parking locations across more than 40 cities. The company’s mobile apps and website provide an efficient and easy way for drivers to find and reserve guaranteed parking spaces at parking lots, garages, and valets in their city. Parking Panda partners with parking operators, event venues, ticketing companies, events, and professional sports teams nationwide to seamlessly integrate the availability of third-party parking facilities for venues, games, and events. For more information, visit www.ParkingPanda.com.