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Your to-do list is growing: saving money, avoiding traffic, reducing stress. While you may think these goals can’t be accomplished, a new commute option, such as transit, can make it possible.

Georgia Commute Options is hoping that number will grow during the week of May 14-18th during its inaugural Clear the Deck Challenge, a regional initiative to reduce parking consumption through the promotion of alternatives to driving alone. Participating property managers and employers will challenge their employees to use cleaner commute options such as taking transit for at least one day during that week.

With multiple stations around metro Atlanta, MARTA can be a convenient and stress-free option for your commute.

From Atlantic Station to Palisades Office Park, multiple business centers are located within a 10-minute walk from a MARTA station. If a station is close to your workplace, you can also benefit by exploring restaurants, attractions and things to do near the stations:

  • Arts Center – Get a dose of culture at the High Museum of Art, Woodruff Arts Center or the Museum of Design during your lunch hour.
  • Buckhead – With an endless assortment of restaurants, Buckhead Station is your one-stop spot for trying some of metro Atlanta’s best cuisine.
  • Dome/Phillips Arena – After work, head to some of metro Atlanta’s most popular attractions, including Centennial Olympic Park, CNN Center and Mercedes-Benz Stadium, easily accessible from the Dome/Phillips Arena Station.
  • Midtown – On pretty days in the spring, take your office meeting outdoors at Piedmont Park.

Coming from a little further out of the city? Xpress offers 27 routes in 12 metro Atlanta counties, providing a connection between 3.4 million residents and 375,000 jobs. For an option around the Clifton corridor and the community surrounding Emory University, try Cliff Shuttles. Gwinnett County Transit provides express buses along six routes using the HOV lanes of I-85 as well as five local routes.

Is your employer participating in Clear the Deck? Switch up your commute and try transit. Find an option that works for you: https://bit.ly/2pZ0J7H



Commute (verb) – to travel some distance between one’s home and place of work on a regular basis.

Regular. Consistent. Recurring. That’s the morning and afternoon commute we see every day in metro Atlanta, which drives congestion on our roads and leads to frustration among city residents. But the same cycle leads to the same results: take the same commute and you’ll see the same congestion patterns.

But road congestion in metro Atlanta can change and it starts with you. And rather than frustrating, your commute can be rewarding. Literally.

Ready to save yourself from stress and save money? Start with an option to driving alone – biking, carpooling, flexible working, taking transit, vanpooling – then sign up for an incentive program through Georgia Commute Options which will drive some change back into your wallets:

  • Gimme Five: New program participants can earn $5 a day — up to $150 — for trying a new commute option other than driving alone.
  • $25 Enter to Win: Existing clean commuters are entered to win monthly $25 prizes for logging their commutes.
  • Monthly Gas Card: Carpoolers with three or more riders can earn monthly gas cards.
  • Vanpool $50 Referral: Individuals can receive $50 for referring a new vanpool rider after that new rider has completed three consecutive months on a vanpool.
  • Guaranteed Ride Home: Program participants are promised a guaranteed ride home when unexpected events occur. Participants can receive up to five free rides, by taxi or rental car, to their home or car in case of emergency.

We’re ready to help you drive change towards a better commute. Visit www.GAcommuteoptions.com.



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