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Super Bowl LIII is right around the corner. No doubt it will be a week to remember for Atlanta and all the visitors, but for the daily drivers it might mean extra frustration getting to work. Thousands of visitors will soon descend on the region, jamming local streets and adding to the congestion that commuters experience every day. Numerous lane and street closures are planned around The Benz and beyond due to related festivities across Atlanta.
The Big Game promises to be a windfall for many of Metro Atlanta’s businesses, but the associated traffic has a real cost as well. For residents and commuters, this means finding ways to navigate an already tricky commute. For the region’s companies, this increase in congestion has a real cost in productivity; when staff is battling their commute, they’re not getting work done. Luckily there is an organization that is here to help those who are looking for an alternative. For commuters, we are here to help you find another option to driving alone that can work for you. Not only that, but we’ll pay you to make that change.
Share the ride
Whether you ride transit, carpool, vanpool, bike, walk or work from home, Georgia Commute Options will reward you for trading in your solo commute.
Gimme $5- Earn $5/day, up to $150 over a 90-day period for making the switch.
$25 Prizes- Log you clean commutes to be entered into monthly drawings for $25 gift cards.
$40-$60 gas cards- Earn gas cards for logging carpool commutes.
Guaranteed Ride Home- When the unexpected happens, Georgia Commute Options will pay for your ride home.
For businesses looking to maintain productivity, this is just the right time to get serious about telework as a valuable component to your business continuity plan. You’re in luck! Georgia Commute Options has worksite advisors that can help tailor a program that will work for your company.
No company is the same, but there are some general guidelines that can help put your organization on the right track to successfully implementing a telework program that not only provides your employees with the benefits of telework, but also yields positive results for you as the employer. We are happy to share these resources to get you going in the right direction.
Flexwork Services Overview:
Starting from scratch? No problem! From compressed work weeks to telework there is a flexwork program that can help almost every worksite. Click here for your one-stop-shop for information on flexwork programs and the benefits.
Maybe you’ve had an informal telework program but you’re thinking about making it a little more structured. Here are some reasons to formalize your telework program.
If you’d like to take the next step in setting up your flexwork program, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 1-877-9GA-OPTIONS and one of our worksite advisors can help you tailor a flexwork program to fit your organization.
As part of its mission to “enhance quality of life by facilitating the mobility of people and goods safely and efficiently,” Gwinnett County Transit (GCT) operates commuter express bus, local bus and paratransit services. With 12 lines and 44 buses, GCT makes 755 stops and travels 7,193 miles each weekday. Commuter express bus service operates Monday through Friday and local bus service operates Monday through Saturday, connecting neighborhoods and businesses to Gwinnett County's many cultural, shopping and educational opportunities.
Areas it serves
Commuter express bus service includes five routes using the HOT lane on I-85. Park and ride lots at I-985, Sugarloaf Mills and Indian Trail have been built or upgraded to provide free and convenient parking for bus riders. Local bus service operates six routes and provides routes across Gwinnett County including stops at Sugarloaf Mills, Gwinnett Place, Peachtree Corners, as well as other areas. GCT provides detailed descriptions of express and local routes and maps of the areas the express system and local systems serve.
As one of America’s fastest growing counties, Gwinnett County roads are often congested. GCT allows commuters to get to their destination in a timely and stress-free manor by providing the ability to track your bus in real time on their website or the iOS and Android App. One-way service fares range from $2.50-$5.00, a 10-ride ticket book ranges from $22.50-$45 and a monthly pass ranges from $80-$130. In addition, a Breeze Card can be used, proving commuters with a seamless transition between using MARTA and GCT.
CobbLinc provides local bus service within Cobb County and commuter buses to and from Downtown and Midtown Atlanta. With 14 lines and 56 buses, CobbLinc makes 802 stops and travels 10,327 miles each weekday. With the recently opened Northwest Corridor Express Lanes, CobbLinc riders can benefit from faster trip times and ride in the reversible lanes toll-free.
Areas it Serves
CobbLinc routes connect the most populated areas of Cobb County, including Mableton and Kennesaw. Services operate Monday through Saturday, allowing residents to seamlessly travel throughout Cobb county and into metro Atlanta. Express routes operate to metro Atlanta, connecting with MARTA at the Arts Center station. With several local and express routes, most CobbLinc routes begin and end at the Marietta Transfer Center, and several operate from the Cumberland Boulevard Transfer Center. CobbLinc provides detailed maps and schedules of each of its routes as well as the option to track your bus in real-time.
Cobb county is Georgia’s third most populous county and many residents rely on CobbLinc to get them to and from work and around town for errands and visits with family and friends. CobbLinc offers eight convenient park and ride lot locations as well as FLEX service, an on-demand, curbside bus service that is open to all passengers who schedule through a reservation. Local routes are $2.50 and express routes are $5.00. A Breeze card can also be used, providing commuters with the option to use both CobbLinc or MARTA.
Whether as their sole transit provider or by connecting with one of the region’s other transit services, more than 500,000 commuters rely on the MARTA system every weekday - making MARTA one of the top 10 transportation agencies in the U.S. With the ability to take you to work, to an Atlanta United game, or your favorite restaurant or attraction in metro Atlanta, MARTA’s combined bus and rail network is made up of 110 lines and 437 buses, traveling an average of 97,786 miles each weekday.
Areas it Serves
Is the thought of 110 lines a little overwhelming? Fear not—MARTA is here to make your commute easier. MARTA provides a detailed map for all the routes and rail lines, so you can find your best possible commute and plan your trip. MARTA operates primarily within the metro Atlanta perimeter, in Fulton, Clayton and DeKalb counties. Rails run north, south, east, west and northeast, with the lines connecting at Five Points station in downtown. Bus routes cover and connect every metro Atlanta community.
Not only does MARTA save you the anxiety of sitting in traffic, it also saves you money. A monthly MARTA Breeze card or 30-Day Pass is only $95, compared to the average $965 a month it costs to drive alone. A one-way trip is $2.50, and there are passes for commuters that take multiple trips a day including 1-4, 7, 10, 20 or 30-day passes that provide unlimited rides during the time frames you choose.
Everyone has a morning routine. You hit the alarm, brush your teeth, make some toast and you’re out the door.
And then you sit.
You sit in a long line of cars getting to their next stop, thinking about the day ahead and that long, long, long to-do list. The person next to you just spilled coffee on their shirt and the guy in front of you just realized he forgot his anniversary. But what about you?
Georgia Commute Options wants to remind you that even though we all have our morning routines, they can be better. And when you use a commute alternative, you’re already halfway there. Check out our latest video showing the benefits of exploring different commute options, and how trying something different may just help you start your day off with a brand-new attitude.
If you’re ready to experience a more rewarding commute, check out the options that make for a literally more rewarding commute.
Drive Change with Georgia Commute Options.