Spring 2015: Parking and Transit Guide for Students
There are still plenty of campus parking permits available for sale for students transferring to Tech or returning to campus for spring 2015. Official Georgia Tech permits are required for students’ vehicles, including motorcycles or motorized scooters, to be parked on campus.
To purchase a permit, studets shold log in to The Driver’s Seat at www.driverseat.gatech.edu with their Georgia Tech username and password. Permits purchased in The Driver’s Seat can be used immediately and can be mailed or picked up in the PTS office. Students may also purchase permits in the PTS office at 828 W. Peachtree St. in Tech Square (they should bring their BuzzCard or license and their vehicle registration). Bill of sale is required for motorcycle/scooter permit purchases.
Instead of semester permits, PTS offers annual permits at prorated prices for students purchasing permits for spring 2015. 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 15, 2015
- Allow parking in an assigned zone at any time (except for special events)
- Can be used for after-hours parking: Monday through Thursday 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. and from 5 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Monday, excluding E45 and E81 (both must be vacated by 6 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 www.driverseat.gatech.edu: update vehicle information, submit citation appeals and pay citations , register for annual permit and make 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 www.pts.gatech.edu.
The Institute also operates a vast transit system. The Tech Trolley, Stinger buses and GLC/Clough Shuttle 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 Service provides after-hours on-campus transportation for students and employees, Monday through Sunday from 6 p.m. and 7 a.m. excluding Institute holidays. Safe Ride Home memberships can be purchased for students who need after-hours rides to the Home Park and Centennial Place communities. Call 404.385.RIDE(7433) or visit www.stingerette.com to request a ride. 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 Commons, Student Center, and North Avenue Dining Hall, all of which operate late-night hours.
Georgia Tech encourages students to take a clean commute to campus, including biking, public transit, and carpooling. Bike rentals are available for students on a semester basis through the BuzzBike program. Students who use the Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) may purchase unlimited monthly transit passes in Barnes & Noble (at the 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 p.m. Authorization to use this service must be obtained from the Disability Services 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 the Georgeia Tech Parking and Transportation Services Facebook group to keep up with the latest improvements and innovations. Visit www.pts.gatech.edu for more details about all services.