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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 eight winners of the first edition of Wynwood’s Park-Your-Art contest will get their creative juices flowing to turn district parking machines into pieces of art on Thursday, November 19, 2015, when they will paint their artwork live before the public. The winners will each be assigned one parking machine in Wynwood which will be their canvas for the day. 
    The initiative, a partnership between Miami Parking Authority and Beefree Media, allows local artists to gain exposure by adding liveliness to an often overlooked device. The Pay-and-Display machines will be covered with an anti-graffiti lamination to protect the designs, which will remain on display through Miami’s Art Basel 2015 season and until next year’s contest. 
    “Wynwood is a mecca of street art and galleries, and we’re excited to see our equipment become part of that,” said Alejandra Argudin, MPA’s chief operations officer. “This a great opportunity to expose our very talented local artists whose creative works of art reflect our city’s style.”
    “IHeart 305,” the theme of the 2015 Wynwood’s Park-Your-Art contest, shares a message of love for the community. For several weeks, the contest seeked the participation of emerging and established artists who submitted their original artwork proposals and shared what they love about Miami. The winners were selected based on originality of content, technique and creative interpretation of the theme.   
    “This project will allow emerging as well as established artists to use an innovative and usually overlooked space to create and showcase their skills and talent,” said Stuart Lujan, owner of Beefree Media.

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  • MPA, PayByPhone Benefit LLS

    Miami Parking Authority and PayByPhone join forces to provide customers with the opportunity to make a donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) in support of the Light the Night Walk, a fundraising campaign that benefits the organization’s mission of finding cures and improving the quality of life of patients and their families. 
    WHO: MPA customers who use the PayByPhone technology to pay for parking on their iPhones will automatically be given the option to make a donation to the LLS. Users of other smartphones may enter location number 43002 to make their donation. The number entered into the “duration” field will be the amount donated. For example, to donate $1, the customer should enter 1 into the duration field. Details are confirmed on the next screen. Donations of up to $1,500 will 
    be accepted.
    WHEN: Now through November 30, 2015.   
    WHERE: MPA parking locations throughout the City of Miami.
    WHY: MPA is proud to support the LLS and its mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. The agency is among the top three fundraisers of this year’s Light the Night Walk, having raised more than $4,000. Arthur Noriega, CEO of MPA, chairs this year’s event.  

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  • MPA Earns Accredited Parking Organization Designation

    The Miami Parking Authority’s track record of excellence in all areas of operations allowed it to become one of the first five parking organizations to earn the Accredited Parking Organization designation. MPA is a very well-rounded organization that exemplifies a culture of responsible parking management and operations, as well as outstanding practices in customer service, professional development, safety and security. Its spirit of creativity, strong appetite for innovation and talented leadership have all played an important role in positioning it as a parking industry leader in technology adoption and fiscal responsibility. While constantly exploring and implementing technological solutions to meet and exceed the parking needs of its patrons, the agency has achieved a comprehensive standard of excellence and has demonstrated optimal performance as an industry leader.
    As a semi-autonomous agency of the City of Miami, MPA’s main mission is to make the parking experience convenient, affordable and safe for residents and visitors of the city. The agency contributes to an efficient transportation system that serves the needs of the public and promotes economic development within the area.
    MPA has always been open to opportunity, expansion and innovation, while staying true to its commitment to excellent customer service, fiscal transparency, public accountability and effective governance. It is proud to be one of the first organizations in the industry to receive the APO designation and be recognized for its high-quality service. The recognition by such a reputable organization exemplifies MPA’s ongoing commitment to integrity and accountability, as it provides high-quality parking operations and management.

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  • Seeking Artists for Wynwood Contest

    Miami Parking Authority and Beefree Media are announcing their partnership with the first edition of Wynwood’s Park-Your-Art contest. Seven artists will be chosen to publicly paint an artwork on the seven pay parking meters in Wynwood. This opportunity will allow artists to gain exposure by revitalizing a seemingly over-looked street element. 

    The 2015 Wynwood’s Park-Your-Art contest seeks either emerging or established artists to submit an original artwork proposal that falls under this year’s theme, “IHeart305.” The theme embodies a message of love towards the community in which the artwork must answer: “What do you love about Miami?” 

    “I think that being involved with the community is important. By including art on our equipment, artists have a new object to become a part of,” said Alejandra Argudin, chief operations officer of Miami Parking Authority. “This is our chance to collaborate with artists and represent Miami in such an artsy place like Wynwood.” 

    Artwork will be judged upon the following criteria: originality of content, technique and creative interpretation of theme. Winners will be designated one parking meter which they will paint live on Nov. 19, 2015. In addition, the meter will be covered with an anti-graffiti lamination so the design will stay fresh and unharmed.  

    “This is a chance for artists to get involved with companies like us; we are here to support your vision and you can legally create something beautiful,” said Stuart Lujan, owner of Beefree Media.  

    The artwork will be visible for the 2015 Miami Art Basel season and will remain displayed until the following Wynwood’s Park-Your-Art contest. 

    Miami Parking Authorityand Beefree Media encourage people from throughout the U.S. to participate, get creative and engage the community. Submissions close on Friday, Oct. 23, 2015. For information on eligibility and how to enter, please visit http://beefreemedia.com/parkyourart/

    About Beefree Media, LCC
    Beefree Media, a creative agency, was created in 2013. Its focus is to help local businesses by specializing in market discovery, creative development, strategic evolving, and data analytics. With a strong understanding of the current trends and tools, the company offers products and service to help clients establish themselves in today’s marketing world. 

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