The CPA-Canaveral Port Authority and CFX-Central Florida Expressway Authority executed an “Interlocal Agreement for Electronic Parking Fee Collection” to implement an E-PASS automated system at the Port that would enable clients to use the contactless payment for parking at Port Canaveral's parking facilities with an E-PASS prepaid account.
At its October 28 regular meeting, the CPA Board of Commissioners voted to unanimously approve the agreement followed by the unanimous approval by the CFX Board at the November 12 meeting.
The CFX-CPA interlocal agreement provides Port Canaveral with the opportunity to implement the E-PASS automated payment program at all of its cruise terminal parking garages. Port Canaveral will unveil the electronic system at its brand new Cruise Terminal 3 garage. The Port has plans to implement the new technology at its 5 other cruise terminal garages.
According to Port CEO Capt. John Murray, the convenience of the E-PASS system aligned with their "goal of moving to contactless payment transactions throughout the Port.”
“This program takes us one step closer by offering our guests another option while advancing our efforts to improve the Port’s operations with proven technologies that provide greater efficiencies and cost savings.”
CFX has offered an automated payment program for E-PASS clients at OIA-Orlando International Airport parking facilities since November 2003. Customers paying for parking at the airport experience reduced wait times when exiting parking garages.