Georgia Commuting laws & HR compliance analysis

Georgia Commuting: What you need to know

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) encourages employers to promote ridesharing and provide commuting alternatives for employees and assists Georgia cities in developing and administering their own programs.
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The state Clean Air Campaign's new Georgia Commute Options program offers free resources to switch employees from driving alone to work, including incentives and ridematching. For more information, go to http://www.cleanaircampaign.orgor call 877-942-6784.
The Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA) runs the Xpress commute program in cooperation with Gwinnett and Cobb counties. For more information, go to http://www.grta.org or call 404-463-4782.
The State Employee Commuter Assistance Program (SECAP) works with regional transportation providers to provide commuting options and discounted passes for state employees. For information, call 404-653-3000.
The state has implemented several programs designed to encourage ridesharing among employees. The GDOT helps cities and employers organize ridesharing programs and provides information and assistance to employers that want to organize ridesharing programs for their employees. The Department also provides free park and ride lots along major roads and has opened high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes along freeways through the downtown Atlanta area (GA Code Sec. 95A-1307.1).
For information on ridesharing, carpool and vanpool programs, and park and ride lots, call the GDOT at 404-631-1990 or go tohttp://www.dot.ga.gov .
Links to regional public transportation systems that offer commuting programs are available at https://www.dot.ga.gov.
Last reviewed July 2014.

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