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Clean Commute Modes FAQs

TRANSIT

Q: How much does it cost?
A: This varies by transit provider. Find information on the agency serving your area here.

Q: What transit organizations are available in metro Atlanta?
A: You can view all the transit organizations here.

VANPOOL

Q: What is a vanpool?
A: A vanpool is a van with 7-15 other people who share the ride to work. You split the cost of gas and get to ride in the HOV lane. One of your fellow riders drives the van.

Q: How much does it cost?
A: This varies depending upon the distance the van travels and the number of riders and some areas of town offer subsidies that help lower the cost. Check out our Commute Calculator to see how much you could save by vanpooling.

Q: How do I pay for my vanpool?
A: Payments are made directly to the vanpool provider, not to Georgia Commute Options.

Q: Which vanpool providers is Georgia Commute Options partnered with?
A: Enterprise, and Douglas County Rideshare.

Q: How do I start a vanpool?
A: Contact one of the vanpool providers above to get started!

CARPOOL/RIDEMATCHING

Q: Do I have to carpool with someone assigned to me by Georgia Commute Options, or can it be someone I know?
A: You can carpool with anyone you choose! Feel free to ride with friends, family, coworkers or neighbors! Our ridematch service is simply here to help if you’re short on ridesharing options.

Q: How do I start a carpool?
A: Find friends, neighbors, coworkers, or family members that live or work near you to share the ride. You can also use our ridematching database that has thousands of other commuters in the area to find the right match.

Q: How do I pay for my carpool?
A: You and your carpool partners create an arrangement that works best for you.

Q: How do I find more ridematches?
A: It helps to include 30-60 minutes of flexibility in your hours, match along your route to work, and open up the home radius. You can find more carpool ridematches here and help getting on a vanpool here. If you need any assistance changing these parameters or finding options, please contact us.

Q: How do I know that the people I’m matched with are safe?
A: Similar to a first date, we encourage commuters to schedule a meeting with your new carpool partner in a safe, public area to discuss your carpool arrangement. Similarly, we can arrange a “Meet Your Match” event at your worksite, where commuters have the opportunity to find others that live close to them and work in the same office.

TELEWORK

Q: What is telework?
A: Telework is working remotely, putting your internet and telephone to good use.

Q: Do you all have any resources that can be shared with employers to encourage a telework program?:
A: Sure! Right here.

COMPRESSED WORK WEEK

Q: What is a Compressed Work Week?
A: Compressed work weeks allow commuters to work a normal 40-hour week in less than 5 days. For example, employees may work four 10-hour days as opposed to five 8-hour days.

Q: Why is my Compressed Work Week not eligible for participation in the $3 A Day/Gimme Five programs?
A: Most commuters only have one day off each week with a Compressed Work Week arrangement, there would not be enough time in the 90-day participation period for the commuter to log the minimum number of days and earn a reward. Additionally, the $3 a Day/Gimme Five programs are intended for commuters who switch up their commute, while the decision to work a  Compressed Work Week is typically the employer's.

Have other questions? Shoot us an email at info@gacommuteoptions.com.

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