The program can only be used if you are pre-registered.
You may use the program if you have used an alternative transportation mode to get to work AND a qualifying emergency situation arises.
Alternative transportation modes include:
Carpool or Vanpool
Qualifying emergency situations include:
You or an immediate family member suffers from an illness or severe crisis
You must work unscheduled overtime (supervisor authorization is required)
Your ridesharing vehicle breaks down or the driver has to stay late or leave early
Your commute bicycle breaks down on the way to or from work and cannot be repaired at your work site
What can I be reimbursed for?
The Guaranteed Ride Home Program will reimburse participants for eligible expenses from the use of taxis, rental cars, car share vehicles, Transportation Network Company (TNC) services such as Lyft or Uber, or public transportation. Fuel and gratuity are not eligible expenses. Insurance and tolls for rental cars are eligible for reimbursement. Proof of payment must be submitted.
Please see the Program Guidelines for full details on what is eligible for reimbursement.
You may use the Guaranteed Ride Home Program a maximum of six times per calendar year and no more than two times in any one calendar month.
You can be reimbursed for up to $125 per trip and up to $600 per year.
If an employee falsifies information related to the reason for using the Guaranteed Ride Home Program or the commute mode taken on the day the program is used or otherwise abuses the program, the employee will be charged for the ride and prohibited from using the program for one year
Taxis are recommended for trips of 20 miles or less. For trips greater than this distance, we strongly encourage rental cars. For more information about how to choose, please click here.
The program may not be used for personal errands, pre-planned appointments, ambulance service, anticipated overtime (or working overtime without authorization), non-emergency side trips on the way home.
The program cannot cover fuel costs for rental cars.