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?

You could save $816 a month if you switch from driving to public transportation for your commute.

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577
14th Street Bridge
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Arlington Mill Trail
274
Ballston Connector
285
Bluemont Connector
187
CC Connector
634
Clarendon EB bike lane
208
Custis Bon Air Park
937
Custis Rosslyn
1547
Fairfax EB bike lane
155
Joyce St NB
27
Joyce St SB
18
Key Bridge East
1035
Key Bridge West
699
Military NB bike lane
26
Military SB bike lane
28
MVT Airport South
1867
Quincy NB bike lane
92
Quincy SB bike lane
76
Roosevelt Bridge
486
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1355
TR Island Bridge
1219
WOD Bon Air Park
602
WOD Bon Air West
1172
WOD Columbia Pike
575
WOD East Falls Church
831
Wilson WB bike lane
252

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110 Trail
472
14th Street Bridge
201
Arlington Mill Trail
754
Ballston Connector
151
Bluemont Connector
198
CC Connector
318
Custis Bon Air Park
497
Custis Rosslyn
343
Joyce St NB
31
Joyce St SB
82
Key Bridge East
1325
Key Bridge West
0
MVT Airport South
196
Roosevelt Bridge
136
TR Island Bridge
589
WOD Bon Air Park
647
WOD Bon Air West
657
WOD Columbia Pike
625
WOD East Falls Church
343

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