Carpool and Rideshare

Sample permits

Carpooling is an environmentally-friendly way for Georgia Tech students, faculty, and staff to commute to campus and also to share the cost a campus parking permit. The carpool permit costs $100 less than the Annual Individual Permit price and can be split among carpool members.

Georgia Tech students and employees can find carpool partners through the Georgia Commute Options website and their GA Commuter app (GAcommuter in the app store, currently only for iOS). The website offers the opportunity to choose only within the GT community. Georgia Commute Options also provides additional commuter support to employees, such as incentives for taking alternative commutes, including carpooling.

For students or employees that wish to borrow a vehicle for brief periods, Zipcars are available at several locations throughout campus. Zipcar is a membership-based car sharing company that provides members access to a variety of new fuel-efficient vehicles. Georgia Tech's collaboration with Zipcar provides convenient pickup locations and discounts for students, faculty, and staff.

How to Apply for a Carpool Permit

A carpool consists of two types of participants: "captains" and "members".

  • Captains are responsible for creating a carpool application, inviting members to the carpool, submitting the carpool application for approval, full payment of the carpool permit, and financial responsibility for any citations issued to the carpool. Captains can only create one carpool, and cannot join any other carpools.
  • Members accept email invitations from captains to join a carpool. Upon acceptance of an invitation to join a carpool, any other carpool invitations shall become invalid. Captains cannot submit an application unless at least one member has accepted an invitation to join.