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
528
14th Street Bridge
913
Arlington Mill Trail
474
Ballston Connector
238
Bluemont Connector
203
CC Connector
857
Clarendon EB bike lane
186
Custis Bon Air Park
1146
Custis Rosslyn
2075
Fairfax EB bike lane
123
Joyce St NB
50
Joyce St SB
27
Key Bridge East
1250
Key Bridge West
547
Military NB bike lane
52
Military SB bike lane
46
MVT Airport South
2861
Quincy NB bike lane
91
Quincy SB bike lane
85
Roosevelt Bridge
243
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1185
TR Island Bridge
1547
WOD Bon Air Park
1690
WOD Bon Air West
1922
WOD Columbia Pike
1401
WOD East Falls Church
1463
Wilson WB bike lane
216

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
634
14th Street Bridge
315
Arlington Mill Trail
586
Ballston Connector
237
Bluemont Connector
225
CC Connector
470
Custis Bon Air Park
674
Custis Rosslyn
330
Joyce St NB
113
Joyce St SB
100
Key Bridge East
2520
Key Bridge West
1560
MVT Airport South
295
Roosevelt Bridge
167
TR Island Bridge
1211
WOD Bon Air Park
824
WOD Bon Air West
941
WOD Columbia Pike
1168
WOD East Falls Church
622

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
6887407
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