Lincoln is testing a phone app that lets motorists remotely plug their parking meters.
Drivers with the app will be able to enter zone and meter numbers so they can order more time while sitting blocks away in a meeting or class. Instructions are being put on 2,400 meters. Paying by cellphone will cost an extra 25 cents per parking session.
City parking manager Wayne Mixdorf says his staffers are testing the PassportParking app. He says PassportParking is the same company that manages Omaha's pay-by-phone business. It allows people with older cellphones to pay by text message.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln uses a different company, so UNL students may have to employ different parking apps.