Capital District

You are eligible to register for the Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) program if you commute for work or school within, into or out of Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady Counties in one of the following ways at least twice each week: walk, bike, carpool, vanpool, CDTA FLEX On Demand and/or bus. Registered CDTA Navigator cardholders are also eligible.

The program will provide for a maximum of six uses per year, limited to two times in any one month. Additionally, there is an annual (calendar year) cap of $300. CDTA will provide comfortable rides for our members using partnerships with Uber and taxis.

To learn more about the Capital District GRH program, visit here

You must work in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga or Schenectady County to qualify for the Capital District GRP.

Members may use the GRP in the event of an emergency or an unexpected situation. The following are examples of valid reasons to utilize the program:

  • Family illness at home, work or school
  • Personal illness at work
  • Personal medical emergency
  • Family member emergency
  • Left stranded by a carpool or vanpool
  • Missed the last scheduled bus pick up
  • Unscheduled overtime after arriving at work

The GRP may NOT be used for:

  • Personal errands or travel
  • Pre-planned medical or dental appointments
  • Business-related travel
  • Non-emergency side trips on the way home
  • Trips to work
Capital District GRP members may use a maximum of six rides per year up to $300 per year in GRP rides (no more than two rides per month).

When a GRP is needed, you must contact Capital District Transportation Authority Call Center at 518-482-8822 to schedule the trip.

The guaranteed ride trip must begin from work and can end at home or another location (e.g. child care or park & ride lot). Emergency-related interim stops are permitted.

Taxi service is available only to those registered with Capital Moves's 511NY Rideshare Guaranteed Ride Home program. Sign up above to see if you qualify.

Taxi service is non-exclusive (other customers might board during your trip). Customers will forfeit their right to Guaranteed Ride Home privileges if they do not use the service once it is arranged.