Parking in Miami – How Funny!


This just happened I’d say 15 minutes ago. I got a call from the Miami Parking authority to talk about a parking space I had put in a request for and they wanted to know if I was still interested in the space. I think I did a pretty good job of not laughing at the person on the other line but inside I was snickering a little bit.

Just to give all of you some background (like anyone reads this), I put in for a parking space with the Miami Parking authority 2 years ago when I was still at another company and working in downtown Miami. I only worked in downtown for 4 or 5 months but in that time I really burned through a lot of money for parking and tolls. If you look in some of my 2006 and early 2007 posts I’m sure I’m ranting and raving about it. When all is said and done, the city of Miami still has the cheapest parking around. I think I was paying somewhere in the ball park of at least $185 at this really nasty garage and I was able to cut it down to $110 when I switched to a garage that was attached to a Courtyard Marriott because someone at my old company decided to leave and they gave me their space.

I don’t know what the going rates are now but I’m sure they aren’t cheap. I’m kind of glad that I’m not commuting there anymore, I don’t think I could take all the stress of driving downtown and then trying to find a parking space with full realization that I’m totally getting fleeced. Anyway, that brought a nice smile to my face today. HA! OK thats it for now, maybe I’ll be more motivated to blog next week.

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