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SMART Commute

2022-23 SMART Commute Program 

  1. REGISTER FOR THE SMART COMMUTE PROGRAM –  Click HERE for our registration page.  
  2. BACK-UP COMMUTE – Registered participants are eligible to receive receives 20 swipe parking permit, or 40 MARTA trips, or 10 swipe parking permit and  20 MARTA trips for FY 2023, which is from 9/1/2022-8/31/2023. (Prorated based on date of program enrollment in fiscal year)
  3. NEW! GA COMMUTE OPTIONS APP NOW AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS - The best part: you’ll automatically get 1,000 points toward deals & discounts to nearby shopping, dining, entertainment and more the minute you sign up! Click here to sign up
University Employees
Healthcare Employees
Students

Atlanta Campus University Employee Benefits

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Carpool

Carpool Benefits

Subsidy

  • 2 Person carpool pays $29.50 monthly for parking
  • 3+ employees = fully subsidized parking permit for primary driver

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

Carpool Benefits
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Vanpool

Vanpool Benefits

Subsidy

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

SMART Commute Backup 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

SMART Commute Backup 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

SMART Commute Backup Options (for those times when you can't take Emory Transit)

  • 20 swipe parking permit, or
  • 40 MARTA trips, or
  • 10 swipe parking permit and 20 MARTA trips

Emory Transit Benefits
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Bike

Biking Benefits

SMART Commute Backup Options (for those times when you can't Bike)

  • 20 swipe parking permit, or
  • 40 MARTA trips, or
  • 10 swipe parking permit and 20 MARTA trips

Biking Benefits
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Walk/Drop Off

Walk or Drop Off Benefits

SMART Commute Backup Options (for those times when you can't Walk/get Dropped Off)

  • 20 swipe parking permit, or
  • 40 MARTA trips, or
  • 10 swipe parking permit and 20 MARTA trips

Walk or Drop Off Benefits

Atlanta Campus Healthcare Employee Benefits

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Carpool

Carpool Benefits

Benefits

SMART Commute Backup Options (for those times when you can't Carpool)

  • 20 swipe parking permit, or
  • 40 MARTA trips, or
  • 10 swipe parking permit and 20 MARTA trips

Carpool Benefits
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Vanpool

Vanpool Benefits

Benefits

SMART Commute Backup 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

Benefits

Subsidy

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

SMART Commute Backup 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

Benefits

Subsidy

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

SMART Commute Backup Options (for those times when you can't take Emory Transit)

  • 20 swipe parking permit, or
  • 40 MARTA trips, or
  • 10 swipe parking permit and 20 MARTA trips

Emory Transit Benefits
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Bike

Biking Benefits

Benefits

SMART Commute Backup Options (for those times when you can't Bike)

  • 20 swipe parking permit, or
  • 40 MARTA trips, or
  • 10 swipe parking permit and 20 MARTA trips

Biking Benefits
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Walk/Drop Off

Walk/Drop Off Benefits

Benefits

SMART Commute Backup Options (for those times when you can't Walk/get Dropped Off)

  • 20 swipe parking permit, or
  • 40 MARTA trips, or
  • 10 swipe parking permit and 20 MARTA trips

Walk/Drop Off Benefits
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All Students

All Student Benefits

Benefits

  • Students may purchase discounted monthly MARTA passes for $68.50 per month (regularly $95). Passes are available for purchase at the Transportation and Parking Office located on the Clairmont Campus. Passes are valid for the duration of the month (1st - 31st) and are only sold between the 1st-10th of each month.
  • 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.
  • Emory students can now earn rewards for getting to school without driving alone with GA Commute Options (GCO), metro ATL’s favorite commuter rewards app. The best part: you’ll automatically get 1,000 points toward deals & discounts to nearby shopping, dining, entertainment and more the minute you sign up! Click here to join!

All Student Benefits

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. To register for and receive the 20-trip MARTA card please fill out the form below.

Benefits

Bike and Walk - SMART Commute Backup Options (for those times when you can't bike or walk)

  • 20-Trip MARTA card per semester

Graduate Student Benefits

Georgia Commute Options

Emory partners with Georgia Commute Options to provide additional incentives as well as manage our Guaranteed Ride Home Program. Incentives for employees include:
  • Gimme Five: Up to $150
  • Carpool Rewards: $40/$60 gas cards
  • Guaranteed Ride Home: 4 free Uber 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.