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Holiday Revelers Reminded that Boston's Parking Incentive is Ongoing through January 2nd

December 18, 2015


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The Boston Transportation Department is reminding those coming into Boston to celebrate the holidays that the City’s holiday parking incentive is ongoing through the end of the day on Saturday, January 2, 2016.

Two hours of free parking at any of the City’s 8,000 metered parking spaces is available by using the new ParkBoston app.  To date, hundreds of free parking sessions have been gained by ParkBoston users since the incentive went into effect in late November.

Listed below are the steps that ParkBoston users should follow to take advantage of the free parking offer.

  1. Follow the usual transaction instructions on the app until the “Active Session” screen is reached.
  2. Click on “Session Options” at the bottom of the screen.
  3. The menu will slide up, click on the “Discount” button displayed at the bottom.
  4. Enter the code “617617” and click the “Discount Me” button for the discount to be applied.

Each ParkBoston account will be allowed the use of this special “617617” code once during this holiday season.

A ParkBoston account must first be secured to proceed with a transaction.  The ParkBoston app is free and available through the App Store or Google Play for IPhone and Android users.  A pay-by-voice option is offered for those without web-enabled phones.  For more information on Park Boston please visit

“ParkBoston makes it easy, quick and convenient to pay for parking at meters,” said Boston Transportation Department Commissioner Gina N. Fiandaca.  “If you already have a ParkBoston account, I encourage you to use the discount code to receive two hours of free parking while visiting your favorite restaurant, shop or theater in Boston this holiday season.  If you haven’t yet given ParkBoston a try, this is the perfect opportunity for you to do so and take advantage of our holiday parking incentive through the New Year.”