Frequently Asked Questions:



Parking / Registration: Faculty and Staff



Q.

I am a new employee. Can I purchase a parking permit immediately?


A.

New employees may complete and submit the full application form to the Parking Office at the Starvine Parking deck on the Clairmont campus (1945 Starvine Way, Decatur, GA 30033)or go online at www.parking.emory.edu and select Emory University Registration to register for a regular parking permit.

Q.

What do I need in order to register for a parking permit?


A.

Employees registering for the first time must show their picture ID and vehicle registration for each vehicle that will be driven to campus when picking up a regular parking permit or Commute Options permit.

Q.

How do I pay for my parking permit?


A.

Emory University requires parking permit holders to use payroll deduction (either pretax or post-tax to pay for their annual parking permits. Emory offers you the option of deducting your parking permit fees on a pretax or post-tax basis. Paying your fees on a pretax basis will reduce your taxable income, which may have a minimal effect on the calculation of your retirement contributions
and Social Security earnings.

Q.

I have lost my parking permit. How do I obtain a new one?


A.

Please come by the parking office to complete an incident report and be issued another hangtag and decal. The replacement fee is $20.00

Q.

Besides driving solo, what other commute options does Emory provide to its employees?


A.

Carpools
Vanpools
Cliff Shuttles
Bike
Subsidized public transit
Walking

Q.

How can I appeal a parking ticket?


A.

Appeals may be made only by those individuals who have properly registered for parking privileges and have paid all appropriate fees. Appeals submitted after seven calendar days of the ticket issue date will be accepted only after payment of the fine. Appeals may be filed online by providing the requested information and sending it by email.

Q.

What is an Occasional Parking Permit?


A.

The Occasional Parking Permit allows employees participating in Commute Options (carpool, vanpool, bike, walk, public transit, Cliff transit) to park in a designated parking deck (24 days per year) when it is necessary to drive to work.

Q.

Do I have to register my motorcycle or scooter to park on Emory's campus?


A.

Yes. Faculty, staff, and students must obtain a permit for all motorized cycles including all 2-wheeled motorized vehicles under 50cc used on campus. The permit tag must be displayed and attached to the right handlebar.

Motorized cycles are prohibited from parking in bike racks, fire lanes, sidewalks, handicap spaces, access zones, unauthorized spaces or regular vehicle spaces or on the grass. Motorized cycles may not be driven on sidewalks on the campus.

Q.

Where can employees park?


A.

Clairmont campus/Clairmont parking deck (1945 Starvine Way)
Fishburne parking deck (1672 North Decatur Road)
Lowergate parking deck (1717 Lowergate Drive)
Lowergate South parking deck (1705 Lowergate Drive)
Michael Street parking deck (550 Houston Mill Road)
Peavine parking deck (29 Eagle Row)
1525 deck behind building (1525 Clifton Road)
1599 Clifton Road parking deck
Gatewood parking deck

Q.

What is a carpool?


A.

A carpool is the shared use of a vehicle, for the purposes of commuting, by the driver and one or more passengers.

Emory defines several types of carpools:
Reserved space carpool three or more full-time employees; or two full-time employees and two part-time employees or students.
Two-person carpool two full-time employees; one full-time employee and two part-time employees or two students; or three or more part-time employees.
Student carpool two or more students; or one employee and one student.

Q.

I want to carpool. How do I get started?


A.

Use the RideSmart www.myridesmart.com ride matching service to find carpoolers in your area. The ride matching service maintains a database of individuals who work in the region and who have expressed an interest to commute to campus via carpool. This commuter database uses a persons home address, work address and work hours to find others who live and work near them and who have similar schedules.

Q.

What is a vanpool ?


A.

A group of seven to 15 commuters who live and work in the same area, have similar work hours and share the same commute in a leased van. A minimum of three vanpool members must register to drive the van. Find out more information here

Q.

How much does it cost to be part of a vanpool?


A.

It depends. The operating cost of the vanpool is shared among the vanpool members and the entire group enjoys the savings of sharing expenses and the convenience of sharing a ride.

Q.

I want to vanpool. How do I get started?


A.

Use the RideSmart site www.ridesmart.com to help you start a new vanpool in your area. A minimum of three vanpool members must register to drive the van.

If you are interested in joining an existing vanpool or if you want to put your name on a stand-by list, email pmccant@emory.edu.

Q.

I am an alternative commuter and have an unplanned emergency and need to leave campus early. What are my options?


A.

For commuters with unexpected emergencies, the Atlanta Regional Commission offers a Guaranteed Ride Home program . This program is designed to provide commuters participating in alternative transportation programs, with a free taxi ride to either park-n-ride lots or directly home.


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