Eligibility Requirements


To be eligible for the Hudson Valley Guaranteed Ride Program (GRP) you must:

  1. Use one of the following alternative commute modes to travel to work at least twice a week and on the day you request a ride:
    – Rideshare (carpool, vanpool)
    – Public Transit (bus, train, ferry)
    – Bike

    – Walk

  2. To qualify for the program, your place of employment must be in one of the Hudson Valley’s seven county coverage areas:
    – Columbia
    – Ulster
    – Dutchess
    – Orange
    – Putnam

    – Rockland
    – Westchester

  3. Be registered for 511NY Rideshare (if not registered, you will be registered with the 511NY Rideshare database when you register for GRP)

  4. Eligible reasons to use GRP:
    – Unexpected personal or family emergency
    – Missed last scheduled public transit run
    – Unscheduled Overtime
    – Driver of a carpool or vanpool had to leave work early for an emergency

  5. Agree to the Hudson Valley Guaranteed Ride Program Terms of Agreement.