Media Releases

Residential Parking Permits are Going Paperless!

On May 9, 2017, Council approved changes to the Calgary Traffic Bylaw that allow the Residential Parking Permit (RPP) program to use electronic rather than physical permits. Click here to find out more.

The Calgary Parking Authority issues media releases through MarketWire and to targeted media contacts. If you would like to be added to our list of contacts, please email adrian.mrdeza@calgaryparking.com.

2016

December 28, 2016 - Calgary Parking Authority continues on- and off-street (CPA facilities) parking rate increase freeze in 2017

December 20, 2016 - Calgary Parking Authority announces ticket and parking session refunds in 7 a.m. pricing areas

December 6, 2016 - CPA Holiday Parking Elves are giving away the gift of FREE parking!

November 17, 2016 - Calgary Parking Authority kicks off its 2016 Accessible Parking Awareness Campaign

July 11, 2016 - Calgary Parking Authoritys Yahoo Crew takes on Stampede offering free parking

June 28, 2016 - CPA offers Free Parking to Calgarians on July 1st - Oh Canada!

January 5, 2016 - CPA announces on- and off- street (CPA facilities) rate freeze for 2016

2015

December 3, 2015 - The Holiday Parking Elves are BACK & ready to give away free parking!

November 19, 2015 - Accessible Parking Awareness Day kicks off month long campaign

July 2, 2015 - Kids in hot cars - it isn't worth the risk (Calgary Police Service release)

June 3, 2015 - CPA brings parking enforcement services in-house

May 27, 2015 - CPA launches the MyParking app for Android

February 18, 2015 - CPA announces the appointment of its new General Manager

2014

December 4, 2014 - Holiday Parking Elves Campaign offers Free Parking

November 24, 2014 - Cubic and Calgary Parking Authority Strike Collaborative Marketing Agreement

November 13, 2014 - November 13 is Accessible Parking Awareness Day

July 21, 2014 - CPA Board of Directors Appoint Interim General Manager

July 9, 2014 - CPA General Manager Joins City of Calgary as Director of Roads

July 2, 2014 - CPA introduces Virtual Pay Machine to customers on the go

June 26, 2014 - CPA Launches Child Safety Awareness Campaign with Calgary's First Responders

May 29, 2014 - $5 Summer Lunch Special begins June 2nd

May 15, 2014 - Travel Time Information Screens

2013

December 18, 2013 - Extend your Stay and Get Home Safely

December 4, 2013 - CPA and BRZs partner for Holiday Parking Elves Campaign

November 27, 2013 - November 28 is Accessible Parking Awareness Day

November 6, 2013 - Parking Pilot Extended in Edmonton

November 1, 2013 - CPA Declares November Veterans Food Bank Donation Month

July 31, 2013 - CPA working with BRZs to support business community

July 8, 2013 - CPA returns to normal operations

June 27, 2013 - Transitioning to normal operations

June 24, 2013 - CPA parking operations update

June 21, 2013 - City of Calgary and CPA offer emergency parking locations

June 19, 2013 - CPA concerned over growing number of tickets issued to people who park illegally in accessible parking stalls

May 28, 2013 - CPA adds secure monthly bicycle parking throughout downtown core

May 9, 2013 - City adds hundreds of on-street spaces since 2011

April 9, 2013 - ParkPlus Ownership Dispute Settlement Reached

2012

December 19, 2012 - CPA launches MyParking, a free app for the iPhone

December 7, 2012 - CPA and inner city BRZs bring back Holiday Parking Elves campaign

December 3, 2012 - CPA Launches Veterans' Parking Program Trial

November 28, 2012 - November 29 is Accessible Parking Awareness Day

November 15, 2012 - Calgary Parking Authority offer of alternate venue refused

November 8, 2012 - CPA parkade goes green with electric vehicle charging stations

August 22, 2012 - CPA launches Text to Park Feature for the ParkPlus System

June 6, 2012 - Calgary's Road Home Media Kit

June 6, 2012 - Calgary Parking Authority launches Calgary's Road Home

June 4, 2012 - Media Advisory - Calgary Parking Authority launches program to help Calgary's homeless and hungry

May 23, 2012 - PSA: CPA reminds Calgarians how to park their RVs

March 7, 2012 - More than 90 per cent of Calgarians moved their vehicles to comply with the snow route parking ban

March 6, 2012 - ParkPlus zones are exempt from snow route bans until 9:00 pm tonight

March 6, 2012 - Calgary Parking Authority issues 725 tickets to vehicles parked on snow routes

2011

December 5, 2011 - CPA issues 3,291 warning notices to vehicles parked on snow routes

December 1, 2011 - CPA partners with BRZs on Holiday Parking Elves Campaign

November 23, 2011 - Accessible Parking Awareness Campaign 2011

October 25, 2011 - Calgary Parking Authority General Manager Announced

October 13, 2011 - CPA introduces $5 Fridays

October 12, 2011 - Media Advisory: Come Watch as Calgarians Enter the CPA "Cash Cube" for a Chance to Win One of 25 ParkPlus Cell Phone Accounts Worth Up to $200

September 7, 2011 - PSA: Park Safe campaign serves as back-to-school reminder for Calgary Drivers

August 31, 2011 - Calgary Parking Authority launches ParkAid on street

August 25, 2011 - CPA increases parkade parking convenience

May 19, 2011 - Changes at the Calgary Parking Authority

May 18, 2011 - Calgary Parking Authority Reviews Ticket Issued to Volunteer

March 10, 2011 - CPA Correct Credit Card Processing Issue

2010

November 24, 2010 - Accessible Parking Awareness Campaign 2010

2009

January 24, 2009 - BRZ Parking Rates Increase

September 10, 2009 - ParkPlus Wins International Award

September 15, 2009 - IPSOS Reid Survey Results

October 27, 2009 - CPA Reviews Parking Rates

October 9, 2009 - CPA Withdraws Tickets

November 13, 2009 - CPA Cuts Parking Rates

November 24, 2009 - Disabled Parking Awareness Campaign 2009

2008

April 7, 2008 - Pay Tickets Online Launch

September 15, 2008 - Warning Notices End

November 18, 2008 - Disabled Parking Awareness Campaign 2008

December 1, 2008 - Privacy Report

2007

April 25, 2007 - CPA Launches Carpool Program

June 19, 2007 - Parkade Reservation System

July 12, 2007 - ParkPlus System Announcement

September 20, 2007 - ParkPlus Launch

November 20, 2007 - Disabled Parking Awareness Campaign 2007

2006

June 14, 2006 - Pilot Automated Tire Chalking

June 8, 2006 - Downtown Lot Purchase

June 20, 2006 - GST Reduction

October 16, 2006 - 'Even Earlier' Lower Evening Rates

November 6, 2006 - Chinatown Lot Reopened

November 21, 2006 - Disabled Parking Awareness Campaign 2006

2005

June 8, 2005 - Lower Motorcycle Rates

December 14, 2005 - Centennial Parkade Construction