- New Hire Benefits + Resources
New Hire Flyer
Attract and retain the best employees
Longer commutes make it harder to recruit and retain employees. Stress and time lost in traffic can cut productivity and chip away at morale. Stress related health problems can increase absenteeism and push health care costs through the roof.
Our free financial incentives increase participation in commute options programs and create higher employee morale.
Reduce parking demand with a parking management strategy
Downtown Connects will identify ways that a specific employer can reduce parking demand. This service coupled with our other commuter services can cut direct costs on leased parking spaces and also the need to build more parking spaces on employer-owned land.
Improve community relations
Your organization can receive public recognition for the positive effect these programs have in reducing congestion; improving air quality; and creating a vibrant, competitive economy in Atlanta.
Changing your commute from an 8 mile solo drive (round trip) to bus/rail can reduce your carbon emissions by almost 2,000 lbs per year.
Don’t get stuck in your car by yourself. Join your neighbors. More feet on the streets = a more vibrant neighborhood. Get out, meet your neighbors, clean commute to work, and create a community.
- Discounted Transit Passes
Through the Downtown Connects program, Central Atlanta Progress offers discounted and pre-tax transit passes to all Downtown Atlanta companies.
The maximum discount currently offered for a monthly pass through the MARTA Partnership Program is $76.00, which is 20% off the retail price of $95.00 - which is the largest discount available to corporate partners. Also offered at regular price – MARTA Trips, Gwinnett County Transit, CobbLinc, and Xpress products. All transit passes are conveniently loaded electronically every month to a Breeze card. Contact us today at Connects@AtlantaDowntown.com to learn more about the program and establish it at your worksite.
**Please note that the passes purchased through this program cannot be used on the Atlanta Streetcar at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Transit Pass Program - Getting Started
Employee Transportation Contact (ETC) Guide
Transit Pass Payroll Deduction Authorization Form
- Commuter Incentives + Outreach
We offer free transportation fairs at work-sites to inform and excite employees of the many options available.
Seminars, workshops, and lunch & learns are other means to share the wide variety of transportation related services and events that benefit Downtown employees.
We're here to help you navigate the various commute options available to you, and earn money and save time while you're at it!
- Worksite Analysis
We can provide your company with customized transportation surveys, mapping analyses, and a detailed report outlining your company’s accessibility and how your employees commute to work. From this analysis, we can work with you to develop your transportation program, address parking or transportation challenges, and enhance the commuting experience for your employees.