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Smart Commute Program – Everything You Need to Know!

  1. REGISTER FOR THE SMART COMMUTE PROGRAM –  Due to our updated parking system, if you wish to park on campus this fall or receive the back-up parking benefit, you MUST get a new parking permit. Click HERE for our registration page.  
  2. CARPOOL, VANPOOL, PUBLIC TRANSIT, BIKE, AND WALK – No changes to current subsidies. See program details below.  
  3. BACK-UP COMMUTE – Registered participants are eligible to receive 20 daily swipes, 40 MARTA trips, or 20 MARTA trips and 10 daily swipes for FY 2021, which is from 9/1/2020-8/31/2021.  
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University Employees
Healthcare Employees
Students

Atlanta Campus University Employee Benefits

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Carpool

Carpool Benefits

Subsidy

  • 2 Person pays $28 monthly for parking
  • 3+ Person receives subsidized parking

Occasional Use Options (for those times when you can't Carpool)
  • 20 swipe parking permit, or
  • 40 MARTA trips, or
  • 20 MARTA trips and 10 parking swipes

Carpool Benefits
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Vanpool

Vanpool Benefits

Subsidy

  •   Emory covers up to $100 of the vanpool cost per employee each month.

Occasional Use Options (for those times when you can't Vanpool)

  • 20 Swipe parking permit per person
  • Van parks for free daily

Vanpool Benefits
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Public Transit

Public Transit Benefits

Subsidy

  • Free monthly transit pass for CobbLinc, GCT, Xpress, MARTA

Occasional Use Options (for those times when you can't take Public Transit)

  • 20 Swipe parking permit

Public Transit Benefits
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Emory Transit

Emory Transit Benefits

Subsidy

  • Free parking at Commuter Transit location
  • Free shuttle service

Occasional Use Options (for those times when you can't take Emory Transit)

  • 20 Swipe parking permit, or
  • 40 MARTA trips, or
  • 20 MARTA trips and 10 parking swipes

Emory Transit Benefits
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Bike

Biking Benefits

Occasional Use Options (for those times when you can't Bike)

  • 20 Swipe parking permit, or
  • 40 MARTA trips, or
  • 20 MARTA trips and 10 parking swipes

Biking Benefits
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Walk/Drop Off

Walk or Drop Off Benefits

Occasional Use Options (for those times when you can't Walk/get Dropped Off)

  • 20 Swipe parking permit, or
  • 40 MARTA trips, or
  • 20 MARTA trips and 10 parking swipes

Walk or Drop Off Benefits

Atlanta Campus Healthcare Employee Benefits

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Carpool

Carpool Benefits

Benefits

  • Log trips on the Commute Emory platform to earn points and track your clean commutes

Occasional Use Options (for those times when you can't Carpool)

  • 20 swipe parking permit or

  • 40 Trip MARTA card

Carpool Benefits
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Vanpool

Vanpool Benefits

Subsidy

  •   Emory covers up to $100 of the vanpool cost per employee each month.

Occasional Use Options (for those times when you can't Vanpool)

  • 20 swipe parking permit per person

Vanpool Benefits
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Public Transit

Public Transit Benefits

Subsidy

  • Subsidized monthly transit pass
  • Employee pays bi-weekly:
    • CobbLinc, GCT, Xpress - $12.50
    • MARTA - $8.55

Occasional Use Options (for those times when you can't take Public Transit)

  • 20 swipe parking permit per person

Public Transit Benefits
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Emory Transit

Emory Transit Benefits

Subsidy

  • Free parking at N. Dekalb and S. Dekalb Mall Commuter Transit
  • Free shuttle service

Occasional Use Options (for those times when you can't take Emory Transit)

  • 20 swipe parking permit, or
  • 40 MARTA trips

Emory Transit Benefits

Student Benefits

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All Students

All Student Benefits

  • Students may purchase discounted unlimited monthly MARTA passes for $68.50 per month (regularly $95). Passes are available at the Emory Student Center and the Transportation and Parking Office located on the Clairmont Campus.

  • Students may park for free at either our North DeKalb Mall or South DeKalb Mall Commuter Transit lots.  These lots are staffed with security during the day and are serviced by our free shuttles. 

All Student Benefits
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Graduate Students

Graduate Student Benefits

Graduate students who decline an annual parking permit — and register instead to bike/walk for their primary commute to campus — can receive two 20-trip MARTA Breeze cards (one per semester) as a backup commute method. Graduate students may also purchase swipes on an Occasional Use Eagle Pass. Funding for this program is limited and applications are processed in the order in which they are received. To register for and receive the 20-trip MARTA card please fill out the form below.

Bike and Walk - Occasional Use Options (for those times when you can't Bike/Walk)

  • 20-Trip MARTA card per semester
  • Occasional Use Eagle Pass

Graduate Student Benefits

Commute.Emory.edu

No matter how you get here, we can help make it easier! Our commuter portal contains a multi-modal trip planner, live traffic conditions, car share locations, carpool buddies, main campus bike rack locations and more.  Simply log in with your Emory credentials.

Georgia Commute Options

Emory partners with Georgia Commute Options to provide additional incentives as well as manage our Guaranteed Ride Home Program. Incentives Include:
  • Gimme Five: Up to $150
  • Carpool Rewards: $40/$60 gas cards
  • Guaranteed Ride Home: 5 free taxi rides
  • Monthly Prize Drawings: $25 Visa card
  • Vanpool Subsidy: Up to $375/month

Questions & Answers

What is a Smart Commute?
Biking, walking, carpooling, vanpooling, public transit, and/or Emory transit, in any winning combination!
Who is eligible for these subsidies?
Full-time employees and part-time employees who work at least 20 hours per week.
How can a Smart Commute save me money?
Besides not having to pay for parking, reduced fuel costs and less wear and tear on your vehicle, Emory provides subsidies that cover up to 100% of the cost of a commute alternative. Subsidy amounts and availability depend on your primary work location.
What happens if I need to drive to campus?
Not a problem! Emory understands that we all have times when we can’t take the bus or our carpool partner needs to leave early. That’s why we give each main campus employee up to 20 free back-up parking passes per year. In addition, we partner with Georgia Commute Options to provide employees five free rides per year through the Guaranteed Ride Home program. To find out more, visit https://www.mygacommuteoptions.com. Ready to go? Fill out and submit the registration form. Not sure? We’ll help you choose your best commute option! Get Started.

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