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The MBTA Garage Park & Pay Card is a "stored value smart card" pre-loaded with the stored value of your weekly or monthly parking pass. This card is separate from a CharlieCard or CharlieTicket, these cards offer convenient and easy access in and out of the garage. The Garage Park & Pay Card can be preloaded once a week or once every few months. It depends on what is most convenient for you and can be loaded with stored value using cash, credit card, or debit card. Garage Park & Pay Cards are conveniently available for a one-time fee of $5. Please see the parking attendant at the entrance/exit of the parking garage to get your Garage Park & Pay Card today!

Garage Park & Pay Cards are currently available and can be used at the following parking garages:

  • Alewife Garage: Please see the parking office located next to the entrance/exit gates.

  • Braintree Garage: Please see the attendant at the entrance/exit or e-mail MBTA@lazparking.com

  • Wonderland Garage: Please see the attendant at the entrance/exit or e-mail MBTA@lazparking.com

Once you have received your card from the garage attendant or parking office you must, activate your Garage Park & Pay Card by adding value at the parking paystation machine located within the Station's lobby. Click here for full instructions on how to add value to your Garage Park & Pay Card.

Once value has been added to your card, you may use it the following day to enter your parking garage. Garage Park & Pay cards cannot be used the same day there issued. Please pay the orginal ticket you acquired when entering the garage.

Common Questions about the Garage Park & Pay Card

  1. Can I purchase or load my Garage Park & Pay Card online?
    The Garage Park & Pay Card is not available online, but can be easily acquired from an attendant or the parking office and loaded with value in the Station lobby.

  2. Can I use the cash or credit stored on my CharlieCard instead of using the Garage Park & Pay Card to pay for parking?
    CharlieCards store the value of single or multiple-rides and/or T-passes and cannot be used to pay for parking.

  3. When will Garage Park & Pay Cards be available at my MBTA parking garage?
    Currently, the Garage Park & Pay Card is only available at Alewife, Braintree, and Wonderland, with plans to implement the card at Quincy Adams very soon.

  4. Can I pay for daily parking using the Garage Park & Pay Card? What is the maximum amount of time I can load on to my card?
    The Garage Park & Pay Card cannot be loaded daily for payment. The minimum that can be loaded is one week. The maximum amount of value that can be loaded on to a card varies by parking garage, but is generally about two months of stored value. Please see the parking garage attendant or the parking paystation machine at your garage for more information regarding maximum stored value.

  5. What do I do if I lose my Garage Park & Pay Card?
    Please report your card as lost to the parking attendant at the entrance/exit gate at your parking garage. After purchasing a replacement Garage Park & Pay Card  for $15, the lost card will be deactivated and the remaining value will be transferred to the new card.

Still have questions about the Garage Park & Pay Card?  

Contact the parking attendant at the entrance/exit gate of your parking garage or contact LAZ Parking at LAZParkingMBTA@lazparking.com or 781-794-1791.