Parking and Transit Guide for Transfer Students

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There are still plenty of campus parking permits available for sale for students transferring to Tech or returning to campus for spring 2014. Official Georgia Tech permits are required for students’ vehicles, including motorcycles or motorized scooters, to be parked on campus.
To purchase a permit, log in to The Driver’s Seat at driverseat.gatech.edu with your GT username and password. Permits purchased in The Driver’s Seat can be used immediately and can be mailed or picked up at the Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) office. Students may also purchase permits at the PTS office located on 828 W. Peachtree St. in Tech Square. Students are required to bring their BuzzCard or license and their vehicle registration. Bill of sale is required for motorcycle/scooter permit purchases.

PTS offers annual permits at prorated prices for students purchasing permits for Spring 2014 (PTS does not offer semester permits). All parking permits fees are transferred to the Bursar’s office for payment along with tuition and fees.

Annual parking permits:

  • Are valid through August 14, 2014.
  • Allow parking in an assigned zone at any time (except for special events).
  • Can be used for after-hours parking: Monday through Thursday 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. and from 5:00 p.m. Friday to 8:00 a.m. Monday, excluding E45 and E81 (both must be vacated by 6:00 a.m.).
  • Can be used in the Campus Recreation Center deck (W10) during after-hours parking times.

In addition, students should take advantage of the following annual parking permit perks:

  • Alternate parking locations for events and construction
  • Email, Facebook and Twitter notifications for special events, construction, etc.
  • Out-of-zone assignments if lot is full (404.385.PARK)
  • Motorist Assistance Program to help with jumpstarts on weekdays (404.385.PARK)
  • The Driver’s Seat at driverseat.gatech.edu: update vehicle information, submit citation appeals and pay citations, annual permit registration and renewals for upcoming academic years
  • 10 days to appeal any citation online via the student appeals committee

PTS also offers specialty permits, including Evening/Weekend permits, SmartPark, for occasional drivers, motorcycle permits and carpool memberships. Details can be found at pts.gatech.edu.

In addition to on-campus parking permits, PTS also supports the transportation services listed below:

Campus Transit
The Institute also operates a vast transit system. The Tech Trolley and Stinger buses provide the Institute with reliable transportation within the campus borders and surrounding areas. Also, PTS offers a shuttle to Emory University as well as the Weekend Grocery Shuttle to Atlantic Station for students needing off-campus transportation. Boarding fees and IDs are not required to ride the transit system. Students can also track arrival times for each bus at www.nextbus.com and view schedules/routes at www.pts.gatech.edu.

Late Night Transportation
The Stingerette Nighttime Shuttle provides after-hours on-campus transportation for students and employees, Monday through Sunday from 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. excluding Institute holidays. Call 404.385.RIDE(7433) or visit www.stingerette.com to request a ride.

For students living in the Home Park and Centennial Place communities, the Safe Ride Home Punch Card provides Stingerette rides from campus to their homes. To use the Safe Ride Home membership, speak to a dispatcher during each call.

Also, the Midnight Rambler is a late-night shuttle that connects students from west to east campus residential areas. It has convenient stops at the Clough Undergraduate Learning Center, Student Center, and North Avenue Dining Hall, all of which operate late-night hours.
Alternative Transportation

Georgia Tech encourages students to take a clean commute to campus, including biking, public transit, and carpooling. Students who use the Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) may purchase unlimited monthly transit passes in Barnes & Noble (BuzzCard Center) at discounted rates. Visit www.pts.gatech.edu to view all of the campus’ commute options.

For the Disabled
Disability parking on the campus of Georgia Tech requires that a state-issued disability placard or license plate and a Georgia Tech parking permit be displayed. Parking is authorized in any handicap space on campus with these credentials.

Stingerette Paratransit Service serves members of the Georgia Tech community who need transportation assistance on campus due to permanent or temporary mobility impairments. This service operates Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Authorization to use this service must be obtained from the Disability Services office located in the Student Services Building (404.894.2561).

Also, all Stingers and Trolleys are lift equipped and benefit passengers in accordance with recommendations to the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Follow us on Twitter @gt_park_trans or join our Facebook group to keep up with the latest improvements and innovations. Visit www.pts.gatech.edu for more details about any of our services.

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  • Created By: Rachael Pocklington
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Jan 7, 2014 - 1:02pm
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 11:15pm