Transit Subsidy / Transcard
Emory University and Emory Healthcare provide qualified employees with a subsidized transit pass, including MARTA, GCT, CCT, and GRTA.
There have recently been some changes in the MARTA transfer policy, as outlined below.
Employees are offered the choice of a
- subsidized unlimited monthly fare for either MARTA, Cobb, Gwinnett, or GRTA;
- a monthly Breeze card for employees using MARTA and either Cobb, or Gwinnett, or GRTA each month. This means the employee will receive one permanent Breeze card for use with MARTA and either Cobb, GRTA, or Gwinnett.
- The transit pass must be presented when boarding the bus for the first leg of the inbound commute trip, and a MARTA transfer must be requested before deboarding. A Cobb/GRTA/Gwinnett transfer must also be requested before changing buses on the outbound commute.
Transcard/Breezecard Program Guidelines
- Eligibility for the transit subsidy program is limited to Emory University and/or Emory Healthcare employees who are active full or part-time regular employees (who work a minimum of 20 hours per week).
- The Parking Services office does not sell MARTA cards for general use. Only Emory-subsidized transit cards are available at the Parking Office.
- This benefit is non-transferrable and can be used only by the eligible employee.
- This program cannot be used in conjunction with annual campus parking or with other commute options programs.
Transcard/Breezecard Program Registration
- A commute option program application form (.pdf) must be completed and submitted to Transportation and Parking Services office to enroll in the transit subsidy program.
- The application process includes verifying employment status and verifying program eligibility and may take up to 5 business days.
- Once an applicant is approved for the program, they may pick up their Transcard from Parking Services (located in the Stravine parking deck on the Clairmont campus) during regular business hours. (Monday - Friday, 7:30am-4:30pm)
Any and all parking fines must be paid in full before a new transit card can be issued.
- If a card is reported stolen, MARTA will issue a free replacement Transcard upon submission of a police report filed within 72 hours of incident.
- Damaged transcards can be replaced for a fee of $5.00 when returned to the Clairmont Campus Parking Services Office.
Support for Transcard Users
Transportation and Parking Services recognizes that coming to campus without a personal vehicle can present specific challenges. Additional resources are available for commuters who choose:
- Emory shuttles
- Occasional Parking Permit
- Guaranteed Ride Home Program (supported by Georgia Commute Options)
- CarShare by Enterprise