Trails open April 15; visitors can now purchase digital permits through "YourPassNow"
OLATHE, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and digital government services provider
NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) are offering a new paper-free,
smartphone-enabled method for visitors to pay recreation fees at Wayne
National Forest through an online service called "YourPassNow." Wayne
National Forest trails open April 15, 2017, and trail uses other than
hiking requires a permit. This year visitors will have the option of
purchasing and presenting permits digitally through YourPassNow.
YourPassNow simplifies the process of paying for permits by allowing
visitors the opportunity to purchase them online with no additional
fees. Visitors can present their permit immediately, store it on their
mobile device for later or print it.
"The ‘YourPassNow' online permit system is a great way for visitors to
purchase their trail permit from the convenience of their home or
smartphone. It is available anytime and provides an additional purchase
option for those who do not wish to wait for our office or participating
store vendors to open," said Wayne National Forest Supervisor Anthony
"NIC is pleased to be working with Wayne National Forest on the delivery
of digital specialty permits," said Sandi Miller, YourPassNow General
Manager. "NIC is committed to making government interactions more
efficient and convenient. YourPassNow delivers on this commitment by
providing easy digital access to our public lands."
"YourPassNow" was developed by NIC Inc. in conjunction with the National
Park Service. YourPassNow is a pilot program which allows visitors the
opportunity to purchase entrance passes and specialty permits
electronically. YourPassNow streamlines a paper-based purchase process
that was previously only available at physical locations or approved
resellers. YourPassNow provides a new level of convenience and
flexibility to federal lands' visitors. For more information, please
Founded in 1992, NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is celebrating 25 years as the
nation's premier provider of innovative digital government solutions and
secure payment processing, which help make government interactions more
accessible for everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies
has developed a library of more than 13,000 digital government services
for more than 5,500 federal, state, and local government agencies. More
information is available at www.egov.com.
About the U.S. Forest Service
The U.S. Forest Service manages and protects 154 national forests and 20
grasslands in 43 states and Puerto Rico. The agency's mission is to
sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation's forests
and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.
Learn more about the USFS at http://www.fs.fed.us/.
The Forest Service manages National Forest lands in the National Scenic
Area. Learn more at http://www.fs.usda.gov/crgnsa.
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