Frequently Asked Questions
MPA invests in the construction and management of parking facilities. Parking is an integral component of the transportation and infrastructure system that supports economic development. The Authority’s planners, working closely with city officials and private developers, have built and proposed a number of developments that bring new life to neighborhoods underserved or neglected by private-sector parking facilities. These developments – and the revenues they generate – support public safety, drive consumer and commercial traffic into business districts, enhance development/redevelopment programs, complement public transportation initiatives, and add to Miami’s quality of life by demonstrating responsible land use
MPA is an active member of the South Florida community, contributing funding and in-kind services to more than thirty festivals, events and non-profit organizations each year. In addition, MPA’s management and staff participate in annual charitable fundraising campaigns, sit on the boards of area non-profit organizations, and donate their time and resources to community activities.
MPA addresses key quality-of-life issues in our urban community by:
- Providing convenient and affordable short-term and long-term parking
- Offering multiple payment options.
- Installing environmentally friendly meters and technologically advanced facilities.
- Sponsoring and facilitating community events.
- Maximizing economic use of urban land with responsible development
MPA is a self-sustaining agency receiving no taxpayer support from the City. Operations are funded through parking revenues and bond issues. Guidance by an volunteer board of independent directors, combined with the need to generate sufficient revenues to meet operational requirements, ensures efficient operations and strong financial management. MPA has returned millions of dollars of revenue to the City of Miami.