Guaranteed Ride Home

For many commuters, sharing the ride in a carpool or vanpool, taking transit, biking or walking to work means saving thousands of dollars each year. If you are taking one of these smarter ways to work, Commuter Connections is making it even smarter with Guaranteed Ride Home.

Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) provides commuters who regularly vanpool, carpool, bike, walk, or take transit with a reliable ride home when one of life's unexpected emergencies arises. Commuters are able to use GRH for personal emergencies and unscheduled overtime up to four time per year. Best of all, the ride home by cab, rental car, bus or train is free (excluding gratuity, fuel and insurance charges).

GRH is designed to rescue commuters who are worried about how they’ll get home when an emergency arises. Knowing there’s a guaranteed ride home allows one to use commuting options like transit and carpools with peace of mind and confidence.

Who's Eligible to Participate in the GRH Program?

To be eligible for the GRH program you must use one of the following alternative commute modes at least twice a week, and you must use an alternate commute mode on the day you request a ride home. Alternate commute modes are:

  • Ridesharing (carpools, vanpools)
  • Mass transit (bus, train)
  • Bicycling
  • Walking

Also, you must work in the Washington metropolitan area, as defined by the Metropolitan Statistical Area for Washington, DC, and live in the Guaranteed Ride Home service area. Learn more: Commuter Connections Guaranteed Ride Home Participation Guidelines.

Getting Started

To begin participating in the GRH program, register online with Commuter Connections, or call Commuter Connections at 1-800-745-RIDE (7433). TDD: 711. The four Arlington locations of The Commuter Store also have application forms on hand and offer assistance in filling them out.

How the Program Works

When an emergency arises call Commuter Connections, Monday through Fridays (except holidays) from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The hours of dispatching service have been designed to best serve employees with a change in their schedule due to unexpected overtime or personal emergencies. Commuter Connections has created a network of providers who offer several transportation option to get commuters home quickly and safely.

For the latest and most complete information about holidays, service times, and more, see Commuter Connections Guaranteed Ride Home Participation Guidelines.

Visit Commuter Connections for more information about GRH and other programs.

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110 Trail
712
14th Street Bridge
1823
Arlington Mill Trail
429
Ballston Connector
260
Bluemont Connector
226
CC Connector
0
Clarendon EB bike lane
230
Custis Bon Air Park
1130
Custis Rosslyn
1224
Fairfax EB bike lane
126
Joyce St NB
42
Joyce St SB
40
Key Bridge East
1197
Key Bridge West
580
Military NB bike lane
48
Military SB bike lane
50
MVT Airport South
2731
Quincy NB bike lane
87
Quincy SB bike lane
85
Roosevelt Bridge
324
Rosslyn Bikeometer
0
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
1609
WOD Bon Air West
1868
WOD Columbia Pike
1254
WOD East Falls Church
1611
Wilson WB bike lane
243

Peds counted

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110 Trail
705
14th Street Bridge
213
Arlington Mill Trail
526
Ballston Connector
305
Bluemont Connector
281
CC Connector
0
Custis Bon Air Park
363
Custis Rosslyn
259
Joyce St NB
62
Joyce St SB
101
Key Bridge East
2432
Key Bridge West
1251
MVT Airport South
132
Roosevelt Bridge
100
TR Island Bridge
1373
WOD Bon Air Park
411
WOD Bon Air West
494
WOD Columbia Pike
525
WOD East Falls Church
344

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