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The app used by commuters at the MBTA’s parking garages and lots was not fully functional Wednesday morning and the T is notifying commuters they can park now and pay later without facing a penalty.

The PayByPhone app experirenced a “system outage” around 7 a.m. Wednesday, according to the tweets by the T and Joseph Pesaturo, an MBTA spokesman. Partial operations were restored by 8 a.m. But at 8:25 a.m., the T notified commuters that problems remains.

“@PayByPhone_NA is continuing to work on an issue processing parking payments,’’ the T tweeted. “Customers can park and try their transaction later in the day without penalty.”

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In its original tweet, the T said the company expected to be back in service “shortly.”

“#MBTAParking: @PayByPhone_NA is currently experiencing a system outage. They are working on a resolution and hope to have the system back shortly,’’ the T tweeted.

No timeline for full restoration was given.

This story will be updated.


John R. Ellement can be reached at ellement@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @JREbosglobe.