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Emergency Ride Home

The Emergency Ride Home (ERH) service is a "safety net" for commuters working in southeastern Pennsylvania who share their ride to work (carpool, vanpool, transit) on a regular basis. In the event of an unexpected personal or family emergency or illness, unscheduled overtime, or if the regular ride home is not available for certain reasons, registered commuters are provided with a free ride to home, their car or to the place of the emergency.

This service is available only to:

  1. commuters who apply and are approved by signing up on the Share-A-Ride site (ERH is component of SAR but you do not need to be included in the match pool);
  2. commuters who are already registered with the Share-A-Ride (SAR) ridematch program; or
  3. employees registered through their employer who participates in the Mobility Alternatives Program (MAP).

NOTE: Registration via SAR is a new feature' if you were previously registered in the ERH database, you will have received instructions to add to your information in the secure SAR website.

Employees who register for ERH must commit to sharing a ride to work at least three (3) times a week, and the request for ERH must be made on a day when the commuter has shared a ride (is not using his/her own car). Commuters who qualify will be given detailed instructions of requirements and procedures uponĀ registration.

To be reimbursed for your Emergency Ride Home, you must be registered with the program and submit this sheet [0.5 MB pdf] with a valid receipt to receive payment (up to $50 per use and/or $100 per year - 2 uses per year).


Find out more about the requirements and benefits of this service.

Sign Up

Enroll electronically with this easy form.

Stacy BartelsManager, Office of TDM Strategy and Marketing
Air Quality Partnership
Economic Development District

190 N Independence Mall West, 8th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106-1520