PPA releases meterUP parking app with catchy jingle

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PPA unveiled a catchy jingle to help promote their meterUP app. (WPVI)

There's a new app to help you park in Philadelphia and a catchy jingle to help you remember it.

The meterUP app was introduced Thursday morning at Philadelphia Parking Authority's main office in Center City.

Mayor-elect Jim Kenney and Vince Fenerty, the executive director of the PPA, were on hand to announce the pay-by-phone parking app.

The app allows drivers to pay for parking with their smartphones then electronically add more time.

To help people remember the new app, the launch event opened up with a song to the tune of 'If You're Happy and You Know It.'

Here are the lyrics in case you missed the live performance:

If you're parking in our city meterUP
Just download the app and meterUP
meterUP will now remind you so the city will not fine you
Just download the app and meterUP

If your time is almost over meterUP
Don't be late to feed your meter meterUP
If your time is almost over and you want to stay out longer
If your time is almost over meterUP

If you're shopping, dining, dancing meterUP
If you're shopping, dining, dancing meterUP
If you're shopping, dining, dancing and you can't get to your meter
If you're shopping, dining, dancing meterUP
meterUP
meterUP


meterUP began Thursday in four pilot zones for six months.

The pilot zones are the areas bound by 4th and 20th streets and Arch and Locust streets, as well as along Columbus Boulevard from Spring Garden to Race Street, the Torresdale Train Station and PPA's 8th and Chestnut parking lot.

To promote the launch of meterUP, the first 5,000 people who use the app will receive up to one hour of free parking.
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