LINK strives to reduce the number of vehicle trips in the region. A common barrier for commuters to give up their cars is the concern that an emergency will require them to get to a location outside of their normal commuting routine. The Guaranteed Ride Home program was set up to address this concern.
Commuters who regularly (twice a week) carpool, vanpool, bike, walk or take transit to work may register to participate in the program Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and Commuter Connections program called Guaranteed Ride Home. The program provides up to four rides per year to get home for unexpected emergencies such as a personal illness or a sick child. GRH can also be used for unscheduled overtime when your employer mandates that you must stay late.
Commuter Connections is housed at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and is a program of the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board. Commuter Connections is funded by the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia Departments of Transportation and the United States Department of Transportation.