Carpool FAQs

 

 

Who is eligible for a carpool permit?

How much will a carpool permit cost?

Where can I park with a carpool permit?

Will all carpool members receive a permit?

How do carpool members access gated parking lots/decks?

Can I register for my own individual permit and also be a part of a carpool?

Can I participate in more than one carpool?

What are the carpool captain’s responsibilities?

Can more than one vehicle be associated with a carpool permit?

If one of the vehicles in a carpool is ticketed or towed, who is responsible?

What should I do if my carpool participant leaves Georgia Tech?

How do I add or remove members from my carpool?

What should I do if I need to drive alone or if I forget to bring the carpool permit?

How will I be notified that my carpool has been approved or denied?

Who is not eligible for a carpool permit?

What is the purpose of the carpool program at Georgia Tech?

Who is eligible for a carpool permit? Return to Top

All carpool participants must be Georgia Tech faculty, staff or students who do not reside on the Georgia Tech Campus.

 

How much will a carpool permit cost? Return to Top

For 2012-2013, carpool permits are $590 for two or more members. For 2013-2014, carpool permits will be $604 for two or more members.
 

Where can I park with a carpool permit? Return to Top

The carpool permit allows access to one parking location for every day use.  In addition, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 am on weekdays and on weekends, carpool participants can park in any ungated parking lot using their carpool permit. In addition, the carpool permit can be used to enter the Campus Recreation Center deck (W10) after 5:00 p.m. and on weekends.  All efforts will be made to accommodate reasonable needs of the carpool participants."
 

Will all carpool members receive a permit? Return to Top

One permit hangtag for the carpool will be issued to the carpool captain. This hanging permit must be appropriately displayed while carpool vehicles are parked on the Georgia Tech campus. Individual BuzzCards will not be activated to allow access to gated lots.

 

How do carpool members access gated parking lots/decks?  Return to Top

Each carpool permit has chip embedded inside of it. Hold the permit up to the electronic prox card reader located at the gated entrance for access.

 

Can I register for my own individual permit and also be a part of a carpool? Return to Top

No. To be eligible to participate all members of the carpool must turn in their current parking permits (if applicable), thus canceling their present parking access.

 

Can I participate in more than one carpool? Return to Top

No. Carpool participants can only belong to one carpool group.

 

What are the carpool captain’s responsibilities?  Return to Top

Carpool captains are responsible for the following actions:
Applying for the carpool online.
Inviting other people to join the carpool as members.
Paying for and picking up the carpool permit.
Splitting the permit fee and collecting any fees due from the other members of the carpool.
Notifying the Parking and Transportation office if members leave the carpool or if the carpool disbands.
Filling member vacancies within 14 days if the carpool has less than two (2) members.
Reporting any malfunctions of the carpool permit to the Parking and Transportation Office.

 

Can more than one vehicle be associated with a carpool permit? Return to Top

Yes. Carpool captains and members may register as many vehicles to the carpool as needed. Remember to place the hangtag in each vehicle when it is being driven to campus.

 

If one of the vehicles in a carpool is ticketed or towed, who is responsible? Return to Top

Each vehicle associated with the carpool permit will be registered under the owner’s name. Therefore, carpool captains and members are responsible for their personal vehicles’ citations and towing fees.

 

What should I do if my carpool participant leaves Georgia Tech?  Return to Top

If a carpool member leaves Georgia Tech, the carpool captain will have 14 days to fill the vacancy if the carpool is less than two people. If the vacancy remains open after 14 days, the carpool will be considered void and the captain holder will be assessed the full, prorated fee for the parking permit. If the carpool captain leaves Georgia Tech, the carpool will be disbanded and members will have to re-apply for a new carpool permit.

 

How do I add or remove members from my carpool?  Return to Top

The carpool captain should contact carpool@parking.gatech.edu with a request to add or remove carpool members.

 

What should I do if I need to drive alone or if I forget to bring the carpool permit? Return to Top

Each carpool participant may obtain up to 12 complimentary days of parking per permit year.  Upon customer request, daily parking passes (good for one day of free parking) will be issued in an un-gated parking area designated by Parking & Transportation.  The day passes can only be requested at Parking and Transportation's Office on the day in which parking is needed.  We will do our best to accommodate a customer's preferred parking area, but location will always depend on space availability. The passes can be used all in one month or spread out over the year.  Free day passes are non-transferrable and expire at the end of the permit year.
 

How will I be notified that my carpool has been approved or denied? Return to Top

The carpool captain and members will be notified by email once a carpool has been approved or denied.

 

Who is not eligible for a carpool permit? Return to Top

·                     Persons in more than one carpool

·                     Persons listed twice in the same carpool or in additional carpools

·                     Persons registered for a carpool permit and a regular permit

·                     Students living in campus housing

·                     Any participant providing fraudulent information in order to obtain a carpool permit will be removed from the carpool and the following actions will be taken: the vehicle displaying the fraudulently obtained permit will be impounded, issued a citation, and the owner of the vehicle will be required to pay for the prorated use of the parking facility from the date the permit was issued through the date the fraud was discovered. In addition, students will be reported to the Dean of Students for disciplinary action. Employee infractions will be reported to the employee's supervisor.

 

What is the purpose of the carpool program at Georgia Tech? Return to Top

The carpool program is designed to accomplish three things:

1.                   Reduce the total "vehicle miles traveled" by the Georgia Tech Community.

2.                   To assist in reducing the total tailpipe emissions with the intent of cleaning up Atlanta's air quality issues.

3.                   Assist in reducing traffic congestion throughout metro Atlanta.

 

Questions?

carpool@parking.gatech.edu