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CAPCOG offers emergency ride reimbursement region wide

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

As part of its Commute Solutions Program, CAPCOG is offering sustainable commuters, those who use  non-single-occupant cars to travel, an option to offset their cost to get home if an emergency occurs — the Emergency Ride Home Program. The program reimburses those who log their carpool, vanpool, public transit, bicycle or walking commutes at if they need to pay a ride service to travel home or to get to another location, such as a hospital, for an emergency.

Worrying about not having a personal car with them at work or on an errand to get to an emergency destination can prevent some commuters from making more sustainable choices; the Emergency Ride Home Program seeks to eliminate that concern by letting residents know they have an option for reimbursement. Single-occupant vehicle commuters make up a significant portion of the traffic in the region, which contributes to traffic congestion and the creation of air pollutants.

To qualify for the program, residents must meet the following:

  • Have a account
  • Logged at least one sustainable commute at in the seven days prior to the emergency
  • Used a qualifying mode of transportation such as carpool or biking
  • Live or work within the CAPCOG region
  • Have a qualifying emergency such as a personal or family illness or personal or family emergency like a home break-in

> Get more details about the Emergency Ride Home Program and its qualifications.
> Learn more about Commute Solutions.

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