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?

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Henry David Thoreau

Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
14th Street Bridge
2833
Ballston Connector
355
Bluemont Connector
257
CC Connector
775
Clarendon EB bike lane
256
Crystal NB bike lane
75
Crystal SB bike lane
103
Custis Bon Air Park
690
Custis Rosslyn
1531
Fairfax EB bike lane
172
Fairfax WB Bike Lane
0
Joyce St NB
38
Joyce St SB
20
Key Bridge East
1171
Key Bridge West
808
Military NB bike lane
31
Military SB bike lane
36
MVT Airport South
2167
Quincy NB bike lane
46
Quincy SB bike lane
105
Roosevelt Bridge
487
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1450
TR Island Bridge
1427
WOD Bon Air Park
949
WOD Bon Air West
1485
WOD Columbia Pike
737
WOD East Falls Church
6
Wilson WB bike lane
315

Peds counted

View Counter Data
14th Street Bridge
798
Ballston Connector
403
Bluemont Connector
373
CC Connector
682
Custis Bon Air Park
360
Custis Rosslyn
315
Joyce St NB
70
Joyce St SB
118
Key Bridge East
2289
Key Bridge West
1017
MVT Airport South
3452
Roosevelt Bridge
145
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
755
WOD Bon Air West
616
WOD Columbia Pike
711
WOD East Falls Church
143

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
3564930
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