Best Local App
Whoever came up with this app, which lets you feed your meter remotely instead of at the pay station, is some kind of mad genius. You mean we don't have to freeze our fingers off in the middle of January pushing buttons? Or worse, wait behind someone else in line in the bitter cold? Sign us up! Even better, the ability to add to your time remotely means fewer tickets and less hassle. Minneapolis' parking app launched in August in the North Loop, then expanded last fall to the entire city. Sure, it's a little more expensive, with a $.25 fee per transaction for non-members (or $.15 fee for members who pay $1 a month), but the peace of mind, and the convenience, is completely worth it. St. Paul launched its own parking app program for downtown in January, and we couldn't be more pleased.