PACE Awards Name Tech State Employer of the Year

Georgia Tech Parking and Transportation Services was honored this week with a PACE Award, winning the Government Champions/State Employer category for its efforts toward creating sustainable and alternative transportation options for campus.

As many on campus know, Georgia Tech offers a variety of commute options and incentives, including a bus and trolley system around campus, connectivity to the Midtown MARTA station, discounted or free Zipcar and carpool matching systems, and a pre-tax payroll deduction option for monthly MARTA passes.   

"We are extremely honored with the PACE award, but our department can't take all the credit,” said Lance Lunsway, senior director for Parking and Transportation Services. “It really is a collaborative community achievement award for Georgia Tech and Midtown Alliance. Without those campus individuals using alternative transportation and without our partner, Midtown Transportation, we wouldn't be successful."

Aside from its motor vehicle options, Tech’s biking infrastructure may have been what put the department over the top as an award candidate. New bike racks and lanes and the Cycle Atlanta app developed by researchers in Civil and Environmental Engineering helped the campus earn recognition as a Silver-level Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Cyclists, a distinction that was cited in the award nomination.

To explore Tech’s various transportation options, visit the Parking and Transportation Services website


Torise Young
Parking and Transportation Services

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