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Georgia Commute Options Helps You Get More by Driving Less

January 17, 2013
Rush hour traffic

Improving your commute just got easier with Georgia Commute Options – your one-stop-shop for all your commuting needs. Georgia Commute Options are free services that help commuters and employers. These services make it easier to switch from driving alone to one of the many commute options such as carpooling, vanpooling, riding transit, teleworking, bicycling and walking.

Here’s a rundown of what’s available to help you get more by driving less:

Incentives

  • Current solo drivers can earn $3 a day, up to $100, by simply switching to a commute alternative
  • Each time you log a green commute trip, you are entered to win a $25 gift card in a monthly drawing
  • If you are part of a carpool with three people, you can earn $40 monthly gas cards; carpools with four or more people can earn $60 monthly gas cards

Ridematching

Signing up for Georgia Commute Options gives you access to a ridematching database with tens of thousands of Georgia commuters interested in carpooling and vanpooling, so odds are pretty good that you will find a neighbor or co-worker heading in the same direction.

Guaranteed Ride Home

Worried you might not be able to get home if your carpool partner has an emergency and leaves early? What happens if you have to stay late for unexpected overtime or leave early because you’re feeling sick or your child is ill at school? Commuters participating in Georgia Commute Options qualify for five trips home or to their cars from work each year if an unexpected event occurs.

Every day in metro Atlanta alone, the use of commute alternatives results in 1.1 million vehicle miles not traveled and 550 tons of pollution kept out the air we all breathe.  Not only will you be saving yourself time and money by utilizing the free Georgia Commute Options services, you’ll be helping improve Georgia’s air and roads. So, let’s see a show of hands: who wants a better commute?  Learn more at GaCommuteOptions.com or call 1-877-9-GA-OPTIONS.

Georgia Commute Options is a program of the Georgia Department of Transportation, available through The Clean Air Campaign, metro Atlanta’s transportation management associations and regional transportation partners.

About the Author

Jenny Schultz is the Communications Specialist with The Clean Air Campaign where she coordinates the design and fulfillment of communication projects that support employer and commute outreach efforts.  Prior to joining The Clean Air Campaign, Jenny was the Marketing Manager of BenefitStream, an administrator of self-funded dental and vision plans. At BenefitStream, she was responsible for establishing the benefits communication department while overseeing product development and advertising.

Jenny graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne University with a degree in Corporate Communication.