Inland Empire Rideshare Program Assistance
Getting information online is great, but every now and then it’s helpful to talk to a real person! When you fill in the form to request a consultation, an IECS representative will contact you to set up a one-on-one meeting at your work site. You’ll get the help you need to have a rideshare program in place—from expert assistance identifying which rideshare options are best for your company, to answers to your questions about surveying, ridematching, and meeting air district mandates. Free services include:
IECS provides continuing education for employer representatives through regular network meetings.
Surveys and RideGuides:
We help you survey your employees to find out who is interested in ridesharing and to offer them information about alternative ways to get to work. From your survey data, we’ll create RideGuides, customized commute planners, for your employees who want them. These free guides give commuters carpool and vanpool matches based on where they live and work and their work schedules—plus rideshare-friendly information, such as Park & Ride lot locations, a carpool lane map, details on employer incentives, and more. To see a sample RideGuide PDF, click here.
Get tools to promote ridesharing at your work site. We’ll provide turn-key marketing campaigns so you can participate in events such as Rideshare Week, as well as campaigns throughout the year with plenty of excitement and prizes.
Our monthly regional newsletter, CommuteSmart News, will keep you abreast of rideshare news and events. We also offer free brochures and other helpful guides. Click here to sign up for CommuteSmart News.
Guaranteed Ride Home:
One of the most common concerns shared by commuters is being stranded without access to a car. The Regional Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) Program helps alleviate this concern by providing employees who rideshare to work with a reimbursed ride home in the event of a valid emergency. GRH is a free benefit offered to enrolled employers and their employees who carpool, vanpool, take transit, bicycle, or walk to work. Employers who have signed up to participate in the Regional GRH Program can confidently encourage employees to leave their cars at home and rideshare to work.
How does GRH work?
GRH is designed to be as easy to use as possible, with minimal administration.
What is a qualified GRH emergency?
Emergency circumstances that qualify for a reimbursable ride home under the GRH program include:
What does not qualify as a GRH emergency?
Situations which do not qualify as an emergency under the GRH program include:
How often can each ridesharing employee use GRH?
Each ridesharing employee can receive the GRH reimbursement up to two (2) times in a 12-month period, based on the employer’s program enrollment or re-enrollment date.
Who pays for GRH?
Either the employer or the employee must pay for the emergency ride upfront. After submitting a GRH Reimbursement Claim Form, the GRH Program will reimburse the cost for qualified rides directly to the appropriate party.
Guaranteed Ride Home is sponsored by Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), Orange County Transportation Authority, Riverside County Transportation Commission, and San Bernardino Associated Governments.
Resources for your Guaranteed Ride Home program: