Guaranteed Ride Home

You’ll never be stranded. If you carpool, vanpool, take transit, walk, or bike to work, you have a safety net with the Guaranteed Ride Home program. Registered participants can get a ride home by taxi, rideshare service such as Lyft Standard or UberX, rental car, car share, or transit up to three times per year in the event of:
  • Personal or family emergency
  • Unexpected overtime
  • Carpool or vanpool ride being unavailable due to unexpected schedule changes or vehicle breakdown 
  • Being stranded at work due to a bike problem, such as a flat tire, mechanical failure, vandalism, or theft

To register for the Guaranteed Ride Home program, simply fill out the registration form and you will receive enrollment confirmation within three business days. 

Here’s how you can use GRH. Enrolled GRH participants will be reimbursed up to $100 per ride up to three times per fiscal year, giving commuters more options for an emergency ride home! 

How to make GRH work for you

Rides must originate from your work location and may only be used to get home or to the location of the participant’s parked car (e.g., a park-and-ride lot, carpool partner’s home). The GRH program cannot be used for transit service disruptions and/or delays, a ride to work, personal errands, scheduled appointments, business-related travel, non-emergency side trips, or weather-related events.

Submit your Reimbursement Form

GRH Reimbursement


Reimbursement process reminders:

*Please note, you must work in San Diego County to participate in the Guaranteed Ride Home program. Certain expenses are not covered by Guaranteed Ride Home. 

For more information, view the full Participation Guidelines and Agreement (English | Spanish) and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). You can also call 511 and select option 5 to speak with a representative from SANDAG or email

Si tiene alguna pregunta, por favor llame al 511 y elija la opción 5 para hablar con un representante de SANDAG o envíe un correo electrónico a [email protected].

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