ORLANDO, FL. — On Thursday, November 12, 2020, the Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) board voted unanimously to approve an interlocal agreement with the Canaveral Port Authority (CPA) that will enable the Port’s customers to pay for parking at Port Canaveral-owned parking facilities using their E-PASS prepaid account. This CFX board vote follows the CPA’s Board of Commissioners approval of the Interlocal Agreement for Electronic Parking Fee Collection which passed by unanimous vote at their October 28, 2020 board meeting.
CFX has offered a similar automated payment program for E-PASS customers at Orlando International Airport (OIA) parking facilities since November 2003. E-PASS customers paying for parking at OIA experience significantly reduced wait times when exiting the parking garages, especially during peak hours.
“We are excited to expand the convenience of automated payment to the thousands of E-PASS customers who also use Port Canaveral facilities for cruise parking,” said CFX Executive Director Laura Kelley. “The partnership agreement with the Port, located in Brevard County, is the newest example of CFX’s commitment to delivering mobility solutions to our five county-region, while simultaneously expanding the benefits of E-PASS.”
The CFX-CPA interlocal agreement provides the Port with the option to implement the E-PASS automated payment program at the Port’s cruise terminals. The Port will unveil the electronic system at its new Cruise Terminal 3 parking garage and has plans to implement the technology at its five other cruise terminal parking garages.
“The convenience of the E-PASS system aligns with our goal of moving to contactless payment transactions throughout the Port,” said Port CEO Capt. John Murray. “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.”
About Port Canaveral
Led by the elected five-member Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners and Port Director and CEO, Captain John Murray, Port Canaveral is one of the world’s most dynamic and exciting ports. A world-class gateway for cruises, cargo, recreation and logistics, as well as a gateway to new frontiers in space, Port Canaveral has hosted nearly 5 million revenue cruise passengers through its state-of-the-art terminals and 6 million tons of cargo annually, including bulk, break-bulk, project, and containerized. The Port is strategically located to service all Florida markets, as well as the Southeastern United States. In addition to world class cruise facilities and diverse cargo operations, Port Canaveral offers more recreational opportunities than all other Florida deep-water seaports combined. For more information, visit www.PortCanaveral.com