What’s different at HPA Garages?

  • Availability: HPA operates the MAT (Main and Trumbull) Garage, which has nearly 20% of downtown Hartford’s indoor parking spaces.
  • Safety: HPA is proud to set the standard for clean and safe garages, including 24-hour patrols, on-site security, and state-of-the-art lighting.
  • Affordability: HPA offers the most affordable garage parking options in the City of Hartford for daily, monthly and event parking.
  • Efficiency and Innovation: HPA is continually maintaining its garages, adding conveniences such as recycling stations, bicycle racks, bus stops for the Star Shuttle and Megabus, and looking for more opportunities to conserve energy at each of its facilities.

What’s new with on-street parking in Hartford?

  • HPA’s new Parking Ambassadors are visible on Hartford streets from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (look for their red shirts or jackets).  This team of six people is available to assist parkers with making change for the Pay-and-Display Stations, providing directions, answering questions, and more.
  • A Pay-and-Display Station is a solar-powered, multi-space parking meter that is easy to use. It has an electronic display and clock and provides directions for payment and display of the receipt on the vehicle dashboard. The receipt may be used at any metered space in the system during the period of time purchased, allowing parkers to move from space to space as desired.
  • Parking Ambassadors enforce metered and regulated parking. This helps downtown businesses by creating more curbside availability for short-term visitors and deliveries during weekdays. Longer-term parkers (those who want to park for longer than two hours) are invited to park at HPA garages, which opens up more spaces on the street.
  • On-street parking in Hartford is free after 6:00 p.m. and on weekends (when legally parked in a metered or regulated space, within limitations noted by signage next to the space).

The HPA recommends taking note of the parking signs on each block, and asking the Parking Ambassadors for assistance if the signs are not clearly understood.  Signs are used to mark restricted areas or to indicate times when parking is not allowed.  Because citations happen and are a necessary part of making parking accessible for everyone, the HPA has also made citation payments and appeals easier and more convenient to resolve, including online at www.hartfordparking.com.