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.

Did You Know?

The average person loses 13 lbs. their first year of commuting by bike.

League of American Cyclists

Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

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110 Trail
682
14th Street Bridge
1907
Arlington Mill Trail
630
Ballston Connector
313
Bluemont Connector
207
CC Connector
869
Clarendon EB bike lane
218
Custis Bon Air Park
1488
Custis Rosslyn
1608
Fairfax EB bike lane
159
Joyce St NB
66
Joyce St SB
30
Key Bridge East
1465
Key Bridge West
695
Military NB bike lane
45
Military SB bike lane
38
Quincy NB bike lane
121
Quincy SB bike lane
102
Roosevelt Bridge
400
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1583
TR Island Bridge
2128
WOD Bon Air Park
2106
WOD Bon Air West
2465
WOD Columbia Pike
1643
WOD East Falls Church
1949
Wilson WB bike lane
279

Peds counted

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110 Trail
731
14th Street Bridge
440
Arlington Mill Trail
1045
Ballston Connector
301
Bluemont Connector
326
CC Connector
659
Custis Bon Air Park
683
Custis Rosslyn
530
Joyce St NB
97
Joyce St SB
139
Key Bridge East
3644
Key Bridge West
1355
Roosevelt Bridge
240
TR Island Bridge
1565
WOD Bon Air Park
1047
WOD Bon Air West
991
WOD Columbia Pike
1469
WOD East Falls Church
641

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
4300151
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