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Providing the City of Miami with more than 30,000 convenient and affordable parking spaces.


Parking is a vital component of our community's public infrastructure and economic health. As an agency of the City of Miami, MPA's mission is to contribute to an efficient transportation system that serves the needs of the public and promotes economic development.

  • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Announces 2015 Light the Night Walk Chair

    Arthur “Art” Noriega, Chief Executive Officer, Miami Parking Authority, will serve as the Corporate Walk Chair for the 2015 Miami Light The Night Walk on Saturday, November 7th. The event supports the Southern Florida & Puerto Rico Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, whose mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

    As part of his leadership, Noriega has challenged Miami Parking Authority employees to raise $10,000 over the next 10 months to help fund blood cancer research. Miami Parking Authority is the first company to commit to supporting the 2015 Walk, and the announcement became official on World Cancer Day taking place across the globe on February 4, 2015.

    “We’re proud to support the Light The Night Walk. It’s the perfect way to share our commitment to our community,” said Noriega. “This Walk is a great complement to the excellent care and service provided by our local cancer-treatment hospitals.”

    “We are thrilled to have Art’s leadership as the Chairman of the 2015 Light The Night Walk,” said Emily Marquez-Dulin, Executive Director, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Southern Florida & Puerto  Rico Chapter. “With such a respected and knowledgeable chairman leading the way, we expect that local businesses and individuals will jump on the bandwagon and support the fight against cancer in our community.”

    The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society kicks off the 2015 Light The Night Walk awareness campaign and fundraising season on World Cancer Day with a call to join the fight against cancer.  Miami residents are asked to visit www.lightthenight.org/sfl and sign-up to walk today. “The more time participants have to get familiar with the Walk details, the more successful they will be as fundraisers and the more they can contribute to the cause,” explained Noriega.

    The 2015 Miami Light The Night Walk will take place Saturday, November 7th at Bayfront Park. This is the 13th year of the event, which raised over $650,000 last year. This year’s goal is to raise $700,000 for cancer-related programs and research. Individuals and companies interested in sponsoring or attending can call 954‑744-5311 or visit www.lightthenight.orf/sfl.

    About Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

    The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services. LLS’s priority is to ensure that cancer patients live better, longer lives. Visit www.lls.org.

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  • Fitch Ratings Affirms MPA's A Credit Rating with Stable Outlook

    MIAMI, January 30, 2015 
    The Miami Parking Authority (MPA) is pleased to announce Fitch Ratings’ affirmation of the agency’s A credit rating on its $68.7 million of outstanding series with a stable outlook. 

    Fitch, one of the most renowned global rating agencies, based its rating on MPA’s solid operating profile, the agency’s healthy revenue, its rate-making flexibility and the diversity of revenue brought about by the management of parking garages, surface lots and on-street parking, which minimizes reliance on any one single system. MPA’s revenue increased by 3.7% in fiscal year 2014.
    Fitch’s affirmation of our performance is indicative of our ability to maintain a robust financial base as a self-sustaining entity, said Arthur Noriega, CEO of MPA. We are proud of this recognition, and will continue on our path to building revenue strengthening our position within the industry and serving our community.

    MPA was created in 1955 by a Special Act of the Florida State Legislature and incorporated into the City of Miami's Charter in 1968. The agency manages and develops affordable and convenient on- and off-street parking facilities in the City of Miami. MPA is managed by parking industry professionals and financed by parking revenues. Funds not used by operations are returned to the City of Miami, and all ticket citation revenues are directly payable to Miami-Dade County. MPA provides accessible parking for millions of vehicles annually. It shares responsibility with the City of Miami Police Department and Miami-Dade County for enforcement of parking regulations.

    ABOUT FITCH RATINGS:
    Fitch Ratings is a global leader in independent and prospective credit ratings, commentary and research. It was one of three ratings agencies first identified by the Securities and Exchange Commission as a nationally recognized statistical rating organization in 1975. 

    CONTACT: Rolando Tápanes, 305-373-6789 ext. 297/rtapanes@miamiparking.com
    Margarita Delgado, 305-336-6267/margarita@mrd-consulting.com

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  • MPA Adds to the Convenience of PayByPhone

    No FeesThe Miami Parking Authority is constantly striving for ways to make the parking experience easier and more cost-effective for our customers, while continuing to be at the forefront of parking innovation.

    Once again, we have listened to the needs of our customers, who do not wish to pay an extra fee in addition to the cost of parking. After recent contract negotiations with PayByPhone, we made the decision to absorb the PayByPhone convenience fee in order to offer some savings to the people who live, work, shop and play in the City of Miami.

    On December 1, MPA became the first parking agency in the state to cover the cost of the fee assessed by PayByPhone for the use of the mobile parking payment technology. Customers who now use PayByPhone to pay for parking in the City of Miami are no longer responsible for the $.35 fee for the use of the service. They only need to pay for their parking, and MPA will absorb the convenience fee. City of Miami residents will continue receiving a 20% discount for PayByPhone parking.

    As a result of the fee absorption, we look forward to seeing an increase in the overall number of parking sessions, which will generate additional revenue for our agency.

    This unprecedented action follows numerous parking innovations adopted by MPA through the years, including becoming the first major city in the country to implement PayByPhone in 2008. We hope other cities follow.

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  • MPA Absorbs PayByPhone Fee

    The Miami Parking Authority is pleased to announce that effective Monday, December 1, 2014, customers who use the Pay By Phone parking technology will no longer be charged a $.35 fee every time they park in Miami and use this service. A fee of $.35 per parking session was established by the mobile payment provider, Pay By Phone Technologies, when the initial contract was executed. Starting on December 1st, the parking fee will be absorbed by the Miami Parking Authority. Pay By Phone customers will only pay for the cost of parking in the location where they park. The agency has listened and responded to comments received from customers and will absorb these charges.


    WHO: Miami Parking Authority
    WHERE: On-street parking in Miami
    WHAT: Absortion of Pay By Phone Parking Fee
    WHEN: Effective Monday, December 1, 2014, 12:01 am


    Miami Parking Authority was the first municipal parking agency to deploy the Pay By Phone parking technology in Florida. Drivers can use their smartphones to pay for on-street parking without needing to visit a pay station or display a printed receipt. With Pay By Phone, it’s faster and easier to pay for parking in Miami. With the free Pay By Phone app, customers receive text message reminders before their parking session is about to expire. This feature helps cut down on parking fines and offers the ability to extend the time from anywhere without having to walk back to the meter. Other features include email receipts, online account management and the ability to add multiple vehicles. For more information, please visit www.miamiparking.com.

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  • Our Mission: Improving Your Experience

    At the Miami Parking Authority, we aim to provide our customers with a pleasant parking experience. In this regard, we strive to provide accessible and affordable parking lots, garages, and spaces in and around the City of Miami. Occasionally, like other types of equipment, parking meters may malfunction due to reasons beyond our control. When this happens, we urge customers to report the issue to our customer service and operations staff at their earliest opportunity. Our maintenance staff will check and repair any malfunctioning meter. In the event that a customer receives a citation for any vehicle parked at a dysfunctional meter and the customer is able to provide evidence to support that he/she was unable to pay the meter, the MPA will review the circumstances and waive the citation.

    The MPA utilizes the independent online services of PayByPhone (www.paybyphone.com) as a convenient mobile payment method that allows motorists to pay for parking remotely and receive text message reminders several minutes before their parking time expires. The sole purpose of its implementation is to provide an added convenience for MPA customers who wish to use the service to pay for their parking. The PayByPhone text message reminders and the ability to add more time remotely have actually helped in reducing the number of parking citations issued.

    MPA and PayByPhone are two independent entities. MPA does not financially benefit from nor are we involved in the sale or commercial use of any PayByPhone data. In addition, the MPA is a self-sustaining entity that is financed from parking revenues and receives no taxpayer support from the City of Miami. Unused funds from operations are returned to the City and all parking citation revenues are payable directly to Miami-Dade County. Our sole interest in our customers using PayByPhone is to provide them with a more convenient parking payment option. We encourage everyone to report any issues or problems with their parking experience in and around the City. In social media, please tweet @MiamiParking #ParkMiami.

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