Georgia Tech is deeply committed to offering a wide variety of transportation choices for students, faculty, and staff to help conserve natural and financial resources. We facilitate the use of alternative transportation by providing carpool permits, ride matching, electric vehicle charging, and discounted transit passes in partnership with metro transit agencies.
According to the 2019 Georgia Tech Commute Survey, 47% of commuters to campus use modes other than driving alone. Georgia Tech has received the following accolades:
- In 2013, Georgia Tech won the regional Clean Air Campaign’s PACE award for clean commute options program.
- Georgia Tech was the first university to earn the US Dept. of Energy’s Workplace (EV) Charging Challenge Partner status.
- Georgia Tech has received Gold Bike Friendly University Status from 2016 to Present.
- Georgia Tech's Path Parkways was voted best bikeway in the country by People for Bikes in 2017.
Campus Alternative Transportation Resources
With a mission to provide innovative parking & transportation solutions that serve and support the Institute, our Georgia Tech Parking & Transportation Services offers a variety of environmentally friendly commuter options to the community.
Georgia Tech offers the Stinger Buses to get students, faculty, staff, and visitors around campus.
Georgia Tech supports biking on campus by offering helmet sales, secure covered bike parking, a shower program for commuters, bike repair via Starter Bikes and Aztec Cycles, and a free online bike/scooter safety class.
Formed in 2010, BIIC's mission is to improve the quality of bicycle infrastructure for the Georgia Tech community so that it is safer and easier to bike for pleasure, for health, and to work or school.
Starter Bikes is a collaborative where volunteers refurbish abandoned and donated bikes into low-cost, entry level bicycles for students and community members in need of inexpensive but reliable transportation. Starter Bikes teaches people how to fix and maintain their bike by providing equitable access to used bikes, parts, and tools. Starter Bikes also has bikes for sale almost every Friday during open hours, although quantity varies with the season. Bikes sold are donated and/or collected as part of the Georgia Tech bike abandonment program. Starter Bikes is a volunteer organization run entirely by Georgia Tech students.
Available to the Georgia Tech community and affiliates, we offer convenient charging stations throughout campus.
For those commuting to Georgia Tech it’s possible to buddy up with other students,faculty, and staff to save money and the environment. Instructions on how to apply for a carpool permit can be found here.
Community Alternative Transportation Resources
Atlanta is home to many public transportation options including MARTA, Georgia Regional Transit Authority, and CobbLinc. Georgia Tech encourages students, faculty, and staff to use public transit by offering discounted passes available through payroll deduction (information here) or at the PTS Customer Service Center.
Georgia Commuter Options provide free services to faculty and staff to improve how we get to and from work. Georgia Commuter Options will help you find a carpool partner, provide incentives to switch to a more sustainable form of transit, and serve as a commuter resource.
The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition is a local nonprofit working to promote better conditions for bicycling, educate bicyclists and drivers on safety, provide resources to overcome barriers to biking, promote the bicycle as a viable transportation solution and form of recreation and exercise, and to organize community-building events like Atlanta Streets Alive.
Zipcar is a service that allows Georgia Tech faculty, staff, and students to rent cars for a brief period of time. Georgia Tech has several Zipcar vehicles located on its main campus, with many more available in the surrounding neighborhoods. Georgia Tech's collaboration with Zipcar provides students, faculty, and staff with discounts (information here).