City explores mobile payments for parking tickets – NY Daily News
The city issued a request for information to develop a mobile payments option to speed up the parking ticket collection process, which generates up to $600 million a year in penalties on these tickets alone, according to a departmental solicitation. NYC.govs online payment display is not mobile friendly and charges a 2.49 percent convenience fee. The Department of Finances proposal envisions a single-click option where tickets can be photographed or scanned as a way to process the violation and take advantage of new technologies and extend public access to government. Thats a bureaucratic way of encouraging scofflaws to pay up.