People tell us that the main reason they don’t rideshare is that they might have to work late or go home suddenly to take care of a family emergency, such as a sick child. We have a solution—a free Guaranteed Ride Home. We provide a taxi or rental car up to four times per year for each ridesharing employee.
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.
GRH is designed to be as easy to use as possible, with minimal administration.
Emergency circumstances that qualify for a reimbursable ride home under the GRH program include:
Unexpected illness/emergency of an immediate family member
Carpool/vanpool driver has an emergency or unexpected overtime
Supervisor requires employee to work unscheduled overtime
Situations which do not qualify as an emergency under the GRH program include:
Non-emergency appointments/meetings/doctor visits
Public transportation disruptions or delays for any reason
A ride to work
Any trip where alternate transportation could be arranged in advance
Breakdown of vanpool that would normally be covered by leasing company
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.
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 County Transportation Authority.
For Riverside County Employers
For San Bernardino/Los Angeles/Orange County Employers