Georgia Commute Options Promotes $3-a-Day Incentive During “Commute Pursuit” Challenge

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GDOT/Georgia Commute Options Promotes Upcoming Challenge

What would it take to fix your commute? Most of us want a ride to work that’s cheaper, shorter, and less stressful. Georgia Commute Options, a program of Georgia DOT, proposes that ridesharing — such as carpooling, taking transit and vanpooling — meets all three of those needs. And with the “Commute Pursuit” challenge taking place July 13-31, they’d like to prove it to you.

Designed to entice metro Atlanta commuters into trying ridesharing for the first time, the Commute Pursuit challenge centers on Georgia Commute Options’ popular “$3 a Day” incentive, which pays commuters who are new to ridesharing $3 for each day they log a rideshare commute at During Commute Pursuit, not only will participants earn $3 per day; they can also qualify to receive a sign-up bonus of an additional $25 at the end of the Challenge. To enter Commute Pursuit, commuters must be making their first-ever switch to ridesharing from driving alone.

“Ridesharing can save money and time for the individual while also decreasing traffic in our region. It has benefits on every level,” says Cindy VanDyke, State Transportation Planning Administrator for Georgia DOT. “Commuters all over metro Atlanta are already using these programs. We’re looking to encourage more commuters to give these great options a try.”

In addition to trying a new commute, individuals can participate in the Commute Pursuit challenge via a number of online promotions happening throughout the July 13-31 contest period. These promotions include random $25 prize drawings, a social media trivia contest, and a call for photos and testimonials featuring new commutes.

On the corporate level, employers can promote ridesharing by forming employee carpools within the contest period and competing with other businesses for the most carpools created or most trips logged at Participants in the employer challenge can submit photos in a #HowWeCarpool social media challenge for the chance to win prizes for the entire workplace.

Full contest details and requirements can be found at

About Georgia Commute Options

Georgia Commute Options, a program funded by the Georgia Department of Transportation, helps commuters, employers and property managers take advantage of alternatives to driving alone to and from work. Georgia Commute Options reports that every day in metro Atlanta, the use of commute alternatives such as carpooling and transit results in 1.1 million vehicle miles not traveled and 550 tons of pollution kept out of the air. For more information, visit

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