June 28, 2013

 

Contact

: Carey Redd, Acting Executive Director/CEO, 860.527.7275, credd@hartford.gov

HARTFORD PARKING AUTHORITY COMPLETES ANALYSIS OF PARKING GARAGE BEST PRACTICES IN HARTFORD

 

HARTFORD

In keeping with its 2011-2016 Strategic Plan to evaluate best practices for off- street parking, the Hartford Parking Authority (HPA) began an analysis in fall 2012 with its garage operators to review existing rate structures, parking demand, and comparable off-street facilities. After completing a survey of comparable services and rates for each garage, the HPA developed several rate adjustment recommendations based on its findings.

The HPA determined that hourly and monthly rate adjustments at the city-owned Church Street Garage were not justified, due to a lesser demand for daily parking and nearby competitive surface lots. On the other hand, high demand for both monthly and transient parking at H

artford’s city-owned MAT Garage has been consistently generating at- or over-capacity conditions. To help alleviate temporary closures of the garage during peak hours to transient parkers, the HPA determined that a consistent and gradual adjustment in hourly rates will help smooth out demand and create a more convenient experience for customers.

Effective July 1, 2013, rates will be decreased for stays between two and five hours, while hourly rates will be increased for parking stays of two hours or less and for five hours or more. The monthly parking rate at the MAT Garage will be increased from $150 to $160, and the special event parking rate will remain at $10. A complete schedule of rates is available at

www.hartfordparking.com.

 

The HPA approved the recommendations to review the MAT Garage rates in March 2013 and held a public comment session in April. Notification was posted in the MAT Garage and the recommended rate adjustments were posted on the HPA website. At their May meeting, the HPA Board of Commissioners approved the rate adjustments effective July 1, 2013. A customer notification process is in place to communicate these changes to MAT Garage customers and the general public as well.

The MAT Garage is a five-level garage with 907 spaces, bounded by Trumbull, Church, Chapel and Main Streets. In addition to serving monthly parkers in the central business district and being the on-site parking facility for the Hartford Stage Company, the MAT Garage is an ideal option for downtown shoppers, diners and those attending games and shows at the XL Center.

For more information, contact the Hartford Parking Authority at 860.527.7275 or visit

www.hartfordparking.com.

 

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On May 16

th, 2013, the Hartford Parking Authority Board of Commissioners approved the following new parking rate schedule for the MAT Garage. The new parking rates will be effective July 1, 2013.

Time Increment Current Rates New Parking Rates

 

 

0

½ hour $ .75 $1.50

½ – 1 hour $ 1.50 $3.00

1 – 2 hours $3.00 $6.00

2 – 3 hours $10.50 $9.00

3

4 hours $14.00 $12.00

4 – 5 hours $16.50 $15.00

5 – 7 hours $16.50 $18.00

7

8 hours $16.50 $18.00

8

9 hours $16.50 $18.00

Over 9 hours $16.50 $18.00

Daily Maximum $16.50 $18.00

Special Event $10.00 $10.00

Non-Event Nights and Weekends $6.50 (after 6pm) $6.50 (after 6pm) Monthly Evening Rate $75.00 $75.00

Monthly Rate $150.00 $160.00

Reserved Monthly Rate $265.00 $265.00

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