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Mayor Sarno Names New Board Appointments

Springfield, MA – Mayor Domenic Sarno announces that upon the retirement of Chairman Al Chwalek, he has appointed Mr. Aaron Senez of 46 Bronson Terrace to the Springfield Parking Authority (SPA). Mr. Senez is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a B.A. in Sociology. He has owned and operated Aaron Transport LLC since he founded the company in 2011. Mayor Sarno has also named longtime SPA board member Thomas Lott of 207 Forest Park Avenue as the new SPA Chair.

Named to the School Building Commission is Mr. Colin McQuade of 1081 Dickinson Street. Mr. McQuade earned his B.S. in Sociology in Criminal Justice at Suffolk University and his M Ed. in Administration of Higher Education at Merrimack College. He currently works as Coordinator for Student Activities and Campus Center Operations at American International College.

Mayor Sarno states, “I am very appreciative of Mr. Senez and Mr. McQuade’s willingness to serve our city and bring a new insight to their respective boards. Also, very appreciative of Mr. Lott’s continued belief and investment in our city and our SPA as he becomes its new Chairman.”




Springfield, MA:

A Parking Ban will be in effect beginning this morning, February 8, 2016 at 9:00am, until Tuesday, February 9,2016 at 4:00pm.

NO PARKING on the ODD side of the street

from 9:00 A.M. through 4:00 P.M.

NO PARKING on the EVEN side of the street

from 7:00 P.M. through 7:00 A.M.

The Parking Ban includes all metered parking spaces.Vehicles in violation will be ticketed and/or towed during the Parking Ban


Courtesy Snow Ban Parking Availability

The Springfield Parking Authority provides parking when a Parking Ban Notice is issued.

Snow Ban parking will be available at the Civic Center Garage for a fee of $2.00 every 12 hours.

Parkers may access Civic Center Garage Friday at 8:00AM.

The parker must park on the 4th floor or higher. Do not park in spaces marked “Reserved”. There will be a yellow envelope left on the car for payment. The parker must put their spitter ticket in the envelope with payment and place envelope in the yellow box (located at booth) at the Harrison Ave. side when exiting the garage. Please note- the Civic Center Garage has a height clearance of 6’ 2” (six feet, two inches). Large vehicles or vehicles with roof racks are not able to park in the garage.


If you need assistance from Security; call (413) 246-5757.

For information on snow ban hours:

Watch: WGGB – TV 40 or WWLP TV – 22

Listen: WHYN 560am radio


Or or WGGB40 or WWLP22


The Springfield Parking Authority today announced that an offer for reduced rate parking in the Civic Center garage has been extended.

In cooperation with the Springfield Parking Authority (SPA), MGM Springfield has made arrangements to make twenty-five (25) additional parking spaces in the Civic Center garage located at 41 Harrison Avenue available for monthly rental. The monthly rate will be subsidized by MGM Springfield, and is intended to minimize any increase in parking expenses faced by parkers displaced by MGM Springfield construction.  Parking will be offered at a rate of $60 per month until the opening of MGM’s garage at which time normal rates will apply.

To take advantage of this opportunity, parkers must enroll in a new monthly parking agreement. Enrollment will be offered until Friday, January 29, 2016 or until the allocated spaces are exhausted.  Customers of the Springfield Parking Authority prior to February 1, 2015 are not eligible.  We do not anticipate another enrollment period for this parking program.