Commuter Resources

Here you’ll find links to commuting options and resources offered to state employees.

Helpful Sites

  • Georgia CommuteSmart
    Georgia supports the expanded use of commute options and flexible work scheduling for eligible employees. Visit this site for helpful resources.
  • Clean Air Campaign
    Earn cash and win prizes for switching to a cleaner commute. Visit this site for tips on all types of commuting alternatives like carpooling, transit, telework, compressed workweeks, vanpooling, bicycling, walking and car sharing.
  • Georgia NaviGAtor / 511 
    Online or on the phone, get highway traffic information plus connections to MARTA and other transit.

Carpooling and Sharing

  • RideSmart
    Sign up for a carpool or vanpool. Learn about the Guaranteed Ride Home program.
  • Zipcar
    Need a car for a mid-day appointment? Rent by the hour from this car-sharing service.

Transit – Metro Atlanta

Take advantage of state discounts on transit with payroll deductions. See your agency HR representative.

More Transit in Georgia

Pre-Tax Benefits for Commuters

State of Georgia payroll deductions for transportation and parking are set up automatically on a pre-tax basis.

If you wish to have your deductions taken on an after-tax basis, please complete the Commuter Reimbursement After-Tax Selection Form and return it to your agency’s HR office.

The IRS allows employers to offer qualified pre-tax transportation and parking benefits with the following limitations:

  • Vanpool and/or mass transit may not exceed $130 per month.
  • Parking may not exceed $250 per month.
  • Transportation must be via mass transit facilities, a commuter highway vehicle, or parking expenses for any type of vehicle near the employee’s place of employment or a location from which the employee commutes to work via mass transit or vanpool.
  • Amounts can be changed month to month and deferred year to year.
  • Pre-tax amounts taken as a payroll deduction cannot be returned to the employee as taxable compensation.