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MCCA Makes Impactful Updates to the Boston Common Garage

Boston- The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) is pleased to announce that the Boston Common Garage (BCG) received several upgrades recently that will significantly improve the customer experience at the parking facility. The garage is now equipped with mini universal scanners designed by Parkonect, a Chicago based company that works closely with parking resellers to deliver a more convenient service.

The BCG’s new scanner system allows customers to reserve parking spaces online, prior to arrival, and also offers discounted rates, such as the discounted nights and weekends being offered now for the month of December. The plug and play scanner technology simplifies the BCG management experience as the scanners are capable of reading barcodes on paper or mobile devices with the sales easily processed online.

In addition to the Parkonect scanner system, the BCG offers several amenities aimed at enhancing customer experience. Complimentary services now include a bike loan program that will run from April to September, as well as an umbrella loan program for those unexpected rainy days. Additional complimentary features at the garage include EV and battery charging, tire inflation, car location, and assistance with sites and directions.

“We are constantly evaluating how to improve the customer experience for our patrons at the garage,” said David Gibbons, Executive Director of the MCCA. “I am confident that with these upgrades the BCG will continue to be Boston’s best place to park.”

To find out more information about the Boston Common Garage, discounted parking, or to reserve a parking space online visit

About the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA)

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority owns and oversees the operations of the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, the MassMutual Center in Springfield, MA, the Boston Common Parking Garage, and the Lawn on D Powered by Citizens Bank. The BCEC and Hynes have earned a rare gold standard from the International Association of Congress Centres (AIPC), making Boston only the fourth city in North America and the 12th worldwide to have been awarded this top standard, the highest certification level a convention facility can achieve under strict AIPC guidelines.