We Do Parking, Too!
Managing Day-to-Day Operations
CARTA is not just transportation! CARTA, through the Chattanooga Parking Authority (CPA), oversees the day to day operation of downtown parking and the many aspects of the downtown parking industry and provides convenient public parking with easy access to the Downtown Shuttle and North Shore Shuttle system connecting attractions, hotels, the convention center, restaurants, shops and employment sites in Downtown Chattanooga and the North Shore.
The CPA collects, maintains and enforces the parking on all of the on-street parking throughout downtown. There are presently over 2,000 on-street spaces in downtown Chattanooga. The CPA manages these with a combination of single space meters and also multi-space meters in many areas. Parkmobile (pay by phone) is also accepted on all meters.
CARTA has three parking garages in the downtown area. CARTA Shuttle Park South is located at 1362 Market Street, next to the Chattanooga Choo Choo and has 543 parking spaces. CARTA Shuttle Park North is located at 215 Broad Street, across the street from the Tennessee Aquarium, and has 600 parking spaces. CARTA Shuttle Park North Shore is located at Frazier and Tremont, behind the Mr. Zip, and has 207 parking spaces.
CARTA has surface lots spread throughout downtown. The Renaissance Park parking lot located at 100 Manufacturers Road has 269 parking spaces. The Coolidge Park parking lot located off River Street has 73 parking spaces. The Theatre Centre parking lot located on the corner of Tremont Street and River Street has 232 parking spaces. The Riverfront parking lot located on Riverfront Parkway has 333 parking spaces. CARTA also offers parking at the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway’s lower station that is located at 3917 St. Elmo Avenue and has 149 parking spaces.