Port Canaveral which is one of the most popular cruise ports in the U.S. will feature contactless payment for parking. This is a way not just to make parking at the port easier but also to help reduce the risk of COVID-19.
Port Canaveral E-PASS
When cruises finally restart in early 2021, guests heading on a cruise vacation out of Port Canaveral will be able to take advantage of E-PASS. This will enable customers to use the contactless payment for parking for those who have a prepaid account.
Port CEO Capt. John Murray, said:
“The convenience of the E-PASS system aligns with our 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.”
E-PASS comes to the port thanks to a Canaveral Port Authority (CPA) and Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) “Interlocal Agreement for Electronic Parking Fee Collection.” The new agreement was passed at a CPA Board of Commissioners meeting on October 28, 2020, and then final approval by the CFX Board on November 12, 2020.
The new electronic system will be unveiled at the new Cruise Terminal parking facility. The technology will also be rolled out to five other parking garages at the port. Parking facilities at Orlando International Airport has featured a similar automated payment process since November 2003.
Port Canaveral’s Cruise Terminal 3 will cater to the new Mardi Gras cruise ship operated by Carnival Cruise Line. Construction on the terminal recently finished and now awaits the new mega-ship when she debuts in February 2021.
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