MARTA Breeze Card Program
MARTA Breeze Cards issued are made especially for Georgia State University. These Breeze Cards issued by Georgia State will not work with any other transit authority including Xpress, Cobb Transit or Gwinnett County Transit. Breeze Cards work exclusively on MARTA bus and rail lines.
The MARTA Breeze Card is available to Georgia State University students at a discounted rate. Students who want to purchase a discounted MARTA Breeze Card need to request their card online via the Parking Portal and then pick up an initial Breeze Card from the Campus Services customer service counter, located on the second floor of the University Bookstore Building, (just above the Chick-Fil-A). Students can then either purchase a monthly pass through the Parking Portal for $61 or a 30-Day pass that starts on the first ride at any MARTA kiosk for $68.50. Breeze Card renewals are only available between the 1st and 15th of each month for the upcoming month and may be renewed either online or in person at the Campus Services customer service counter.
Perimeter Campuses student monthly MARTA Breeze Cards Tickets are available for purchase at the campus cashier offices each month for $61.00.
Faculty and Staff
Discounted MARTA Breeze Cards are available to employees on a monthly basis online via the Parking Portal or in person at the Campus Services customer service counter and through payroll deduction for $77. If you sign up using the MARTA Breeze Card Payroll Deduction Form, the monthly pass will automatically be loaded to your Breeze Card each month. Nothing more is required until you want to end the use of your card. You must fill out a cancellation form which is available at the Payroll office to cancel your payroll deduction. There are no refunds allowed with the MARTA Breeze Card program. The Faculty and Staff Breeze Card is available through MARTA kiosks for $83.80. Please note: Purchases made before the 23rd of the month will result in the current month automatically loaded to the Breeze Card. Purchases made on or after the 23rd of the month will only work for the next month. Breeze Card renewals are only available between the 1st and 15th of each month for the upcoming month and may be renewed either online or in person at the Campus Services customer service counter.
Limited Protection Plan
There is a limited protection plan on all Breeze Cards purchased. As long as the card is reported lost, stolen, damaged or non-functional before the 22nd of each month to Campus Services, the card may be replaced and the current month’s benefit will be transferred to the new card. There is a $10 administrative fee for replacement. Please note: Cards reported lost, stolen, damaged or non-functional after the 22nd of the month or cards reloaded at MARTA kiosks may not be covered under MARTA’s protection plan.
GRTA Commuter Coach Service gives its riders a reliable, affordable, stress-free commute as it brings in students and staff from 30 Park and Ride lots and delivers them to major employment and educational centers, including GSU. Service runs Monday-Friday during peak commuting times and each GRTA route serves at least one MARTA station. Monthly discounted rates are available through GSU.
Most downtown morning routes make stops at these locations near GSU:
- Central Ave. @ Wall St. (Near G Deck and Classroom South)
- Peachtree Center Ave. @ Auburn Ave. (Near T Deck)
Most downtown afternoon routes make stops at these locations near GSU:
- Courtland St. @ Auburn Ave. (Near University Lofts)
- Courtland Ave. @ Gilmer St. (Near Sparks Hall, Dahlberg Hall, and the Student Center)
Visit the GRTA website to see which GRTA route would be best for you. To purchase your discounted 31 Day pass, visit the Auxiliary and Support Services customer service windows; located on the second floor of the University Bookstore Building.
31 Day Discounted GRTA Pass Rates:
Green Zone: $94
Blue Zone: $119
Green Zone: $95
Blue Zone: $120
*One monthly discounted GRTA Card per person per month. No exchanges or refunds.
Zipcars live on and around the GSU campus. Here are some great NEW benefits as a member of the Georgia State University Community:
Reduced Annual Membership Rate
Beginning this semester, student, faculty and staff’s annual membership rate will decrease to $15 per year $10 savings per year). Zipcar will continue to waive the application fee for all affiliated university members (another $25 savings). Existing Zipcar student, faculty and staff members annual fee will also decrease to $15 per year. New member driving credit will vary by promotion at time of application. Existing collateral and promotions with driving credit will be honored.
Nationwide Vehicle Access for 18+ Students
18+ students, faculty, and staff now have access to over 12,000+ vehicles in 30+ markets, 50+ airports and 450+ universities nationwide. Zipcar strives to deliver on its promise of “wheels when you want them”, with vehicles where students live, work and travel.
Simplified Student, Faculty and Staff Approval Process
With Zipcar, we want to provide our partners with an easy, hands-off car-sharing program on campus. Going forward, our university partners will not have to individually approve student, faculty and staff memberships on campus. As long as the student applies with the universities @university.edu email address, they will automatically be approved as a student, faculty or staff member. This aligns with our instant join membership, which we will be rolling out later this year. Soon, students, faculty and staff will be able to instantaneously join and drive Zipcar. A driver’s check will be swiftly processed and students will then be able to access the vehicles via the iPhone or Android app.
Atlanta Streetcar Safety
The Atlanta Streetcar is a part of our cityscape. Please remember these tips to stay safe around the Atlanta Streetcar.
- The Atlanta Streetcars are big, beautiful, and powered by an overhead electrical system – which means they are very quiet when operating.
- Stay alert and be aware of your surroundings when near streetcar tracks and intersections – always STOP, LOOK, and LISTEN before crossing the street.
- A Streetcar traveling at 20 miles per hour takes almost 60 feet to stop.
- Do not run in front of an approaching streetcar.
- Step over tracks to avoid catching heels or wheels in the track gap.
- Streetcar stops are located on the side of the streets and in the middle of the road – when heading to a stop:
- Use designated crosswalks
- Obey walk signals
- Look both ways
- Keep children close
- The Atlanta Streetcars are big – they’re nearly 9 feet wide and 12 feet tall; they may block those on the road from seeing you, and may block you from seeing all the street action. All the more reason to STOP, LOOK, and LISTEN whenever you’re around the Atlanta Streetcar tracks or stops.
- Streetcar operators must obey the same traffic and speed laws as any other motorist.
- Streetcars travel at or below the posted speed limits and must obey all traffic signals.
- It’s okay to drive on the Streetcar tracks – in most cases, roadway space and safety require it.
- Be aware that vehicle tires may feel a bit different on the track, but the tracks are not electrified.
- Look for Streetcars before you make a right at a red light.
- The Streetcars are very quiet and you probably won’t hear them approaching.
- Make sure you look before starting your turn.
- Streetcars are NOT cars – they cannot stop quickly and are on rails, so cannot maneuver out of the way of vehicles and pedestrians.
- A Streetcar traveling at 20 miles per hour takes almost 60 feet to stop.
- Do not attempt to pass a Streetcar.
- The Atlanta Streetcars are big – they’re nearly 9 feet wide and 12 feet tall – and they will block your line of sight, so do not pass a streetcar at a stop, and be alert for those disembarking from the streetcar.
- Streetcars cannot go around cars parked on the tracks. Park your entire vehicle within the white lines and do not double-park.
Bicyclists and other human-powered wheeled vehicles
- Watch your wheels – Streetcar tracks can be challenging to ride alongside and to cross for anything with wheels: bikes, strollers, wheelchairs, scooters, skateboards, in-line skates, etc.
- Cross tracks as close to a right angle as possible.
- Don’t lean into turns when crossing tracks
- Remember: wet tracks can be slippery; sometimes it’s safest to walk your bike across the tracks.
- Beware of the Door Zone – Cyclists traveling between traffic and parked vehicles should be aware of the Door Zone. When a driver in a parked vehicle suddenly opens their door into your travel space, it may cause you to swerve and put you – the cyclist – in the path of other vehicles or the track gap.
It’s Electric. Be Safe.
- Streetcars are powered by electricity—use caution when approaching a work zone.
- The overhead wire or “catenary” is energized at 750v DC. Do not attempt to climb the poles, touch the wires, or throw things at them.
- Entry into streetcar power substations is prohibited for your protection.
Electric Car Charging Stations
Georgia State University’s EV stations are supported by ChargePoint, the largest and most open EV charging network in the world. Conveniently located in the bottom of G Deck (Collins Street entrance), lower M Deck entrance, M Deck Courtland Street entrance, and at the W Lot, the ChargePoint charging rate is just $1.00 per hour for the first four hours and $5.00 for each additional hour. ChargePoint also conveniently allows EV drivers to check charging station availability on campus in real time at https://na.chargepoint.com/charge_point, which helps to reduce traffic congestion.
Please note that all vehicles must be actively charging in order to occupy an EV space. Violators will be ticketed and subject to fines.
In order to use the charging stations on campus, EV drivers should register to receive a ChargePoint Card by visiting https://na.chargepoint.com/register. Once a ChargePoint card is obtained and activated, visiting EV drivers can park on campus at G Deck or M Deck at a discounted parking rate of $5.00. While a guest at Centennial Hall or the Alumni Center, the charging station at W Lot is an available option. Georgia State University faculty and staff with payroll deduction permits and students with semester permits are allowed to enter G and M Deck with valid ChargePoint Cards.
Virtual Permitting and License Plate Recognition
Georgia State is replacing its parking system with new technology which will read license plates (LPR) where available or will accept your PantherCard where LPR is not available. University decks and lots will begin converting to the new system starting in May 2022 and are expected to continue through July 2022. The number of parking permits printed each year will be significantly reduced.