Georgia CommuteSmart

​​​​The Georgia CommuteSmart initiative comes from an Executive Order that encourages expanded use of commute options and flexible work scheduling for eligible employees. Expanding beyond the traditional work schedule will enhance the productivity and efficiency of our state team and lighten the burden congestion places on the private-sector economy by slowing the movement of workers and goods. Empowering workers to choose alternatives to driving alone on trips to and from work is a proven workplace strategy to enhance productivity and improve morale, as well as attract and retain talent.

Georgia CommuteSmart offers employees more options to get out of traffic

Each state agency should implement one or more of the following options, at the agency's discretion and as appropriate for their business operations:

  • Flextime – scheduling shifts to avoid peak traffic times
  • Alternate Work Schedules – compressing the 40-hour work week into fewer, longer workdays to reduce commuting 
  • Teleworking at home or another approved location
  • Commute options such as carpooling, vanpooling, riding transit, biking or walking to work


Partner with Georgia Commute Options to establish a commute options program

The Department of Administrative Services is pleased to partner with Georgia Commute Options to implement Georgia CommuteSmart programs. Georgia Commute Options consultants have assisted dozens of state agencies on related projects, and stand ready to assist your agency with developing a custom program to fit your workplace. Leverage their expertise, existing tools and materials to:

  • Establish or refine Flextime and Alternate Work Schedule programs
  • Start or expand a Telework program 
  • Assist with relevant training for managers and employees
  • Promote available commute options to state employees and offer special incentives
  • Track the impact of your Georgia CommuteSmart program in terms of reduced trips, direct financial savings to workers on commute costs, pollution reduction and more


Get program data for your agency and incentives for your employees

Employees should be encouraged to regularly log their alternative commute trips at a website created for state agencies by Georgia Commute Options​. By logging their commutes, employees become eligible for incentives including monthly drawings for $25 gift cards, and your agency can get reports of program participation and environmental impact.

Special Guidance for Telework and Compressed Work Week Programs

​Georgia Commute Options offers free expert assistance directly to state agencies for telework and compressed work week programs, including:

  • Developing a business case
  • Working with your agency to implement and expand programs
  • Providing guidance on assessing jobs and individuals
  • Training for teleworkers and telemanagers
  • Troubleshooting and evaluating your program

As an Agency Coordinator, we encourage you to contact Georgia Commute Options directly to learn more about these and other free services available to your team: 

Emmanuella Myrthil​, State Agency Account Manager ​


Georgia Commute Opti​​ons

3715 Northside Parkway 

200 Northcreek, Suite 800 

Atlanta, GA 30327


About Georgia Commute Options

Georgia Commute Options offers free programs and services that help commuters and employers. These services make it easier to switch from driving alone to a cleaner commute mode and reward those who continue to make the effort to improve traffic and air quality in metro Atlanta. More than 1,600 Georgia employers in the public and private sector partner with Georgia Commute Options and affiliates on commute options programs. The programs keep about 1.1 million vehicle miles off our roads every workday.




Georgia CommuteSmart
Emmanuella Myrthil

State Agency Account Manager




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