Buffalo, you're free to Roam...and to pay for your parking with the touch of a button!

Buffalo Roam was in the works since 2015, and yesterday Mayor Byron Brown just announced that it's up and running, ready for download.

You pay for parking right from your smartphone, and even receive alerts when your time is about to expire.  No need to run back to "feed the meter"...just push a button.

There is a dime "convenience fee" each time you use the app, but lots of other cities that use the technology charge much more, so consider it a deal.  It's a small price to pay, especially in the dead of winter, or at the height of the hazy, hot and humid summer, when the last thing you want to do is get up in the middle of your meal and go put another quarter in! (By the way, that fee goes to the company who made the app...the rest of the revenue stays in the city of Buffalo.)

BONUS:  The first 1,000 people to use the app get a $1 off a single parking transaction.

More features will be unveiled in the coming months, including the option for a merchant to sign up to validate parking.

While you're at it, download another awesome app!