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Hotspot Expands Into Ontario

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FREDERICTON – HotSpot, the N.B. company whose app allows for easy transportation payments, has established its first beachhead outside Atlantic Canada with a service for Peterborough, Ont.

The announcement Friday of a new service for metered and pay-and-display parking in Peterborough was one of several notices in the last month that show the expansion of the company. HotSpot also issued statements saying its parking service is now available in New Glasgow, NS, and that people in the Annapolis Valley can now use its app to pay for bus tickets.

HotSpot got its start in 2013 when it launched its mobile app that lets drivers remotely feed parking meters. The company’s tech has evolved and now offers real-time parking maps and integrates its services with public transit systems.

“We are excited to bring this convenient option for Peterborough drivers,” said Peterborough Mayor-Elect Diane Therrien in a statement. “Instead of digging for coins for the parking meter, they’ll now be able to use their smartphone to pay electronically.”

Read more about this story in Entrevestor.