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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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

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110 Trail
324
14th Street Bridge
1037
Arlington Mill Trail
276
Ballston Connector
174
Bluemont Connector
133
CC Connector
469
Clarendon EB bike lane
144
Custis Bon Air Park
757
Custis Rosslyn
0
Fairfax EB bike lane
82
Joyce St SB
16
Key Bridge East
809
Key Bridge West
437
Military NB bike lane
48
Military SB bike lane
57
Quincy NB bike lane
72
Quincy SB bike lane
67
Roosevelt Bridge
167
Rosslyn Bikeometer
816
TR Island Bridge
1003
WOD Bon Air Park
940
WOD Bon Air West
1209
WOD Columbia Pike
838
WOD East Falls Church
993
Wilson WB bike lane
166

Peds counted

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110 Trail
422
14th Street Bridge
168
Arlington Mill Trail
428
Ballston Connector
333
Bluemont Connector
272
CC Connector
427
Custis Bon Air Park
289
Custis Rosslyn
1138
Joyce St SB
75
Key Bridge East
1999
Key Bridge West
1117
Roosevelt Bridge
84
TR Island Bridge
496
WOD Bon Air Park
375
WOD Bon Air West
324
WOD Columbia Pike
321
WOD East Falls Church
236

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
2592294
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