Guaranteed Ride Program

One of the most common concerns shared by commuters who rideshare to work is becoming stranded, without a way to get home should an emergency arise. FredRide’s Guaranteed Ride Home Program helps alleviate this concern by providing a reliable means for employees to get home or to the hospital in the case of a qualifying emergency.

The Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) Program is a free service offered exclusively to individuals who:

  •  Work or attend classes at SUNY Fredonia
  • Rideshare to work on the day the individual needs an emergency ride home or to the hospital, and
  • Have registered for the FredRide program

What Qualifies as a valid GRH Program emergency:

  • Personal illness
  • Unexpected illness/injury of an immediate family member
  • Carpool driver has an emergency or unexpected overtime
  • Supervisor requires employee to work unscheduled overtime
  • Break-in, flood, or fire at personal residence

What does not qualify as a valid GRH Program emergency:

  • Personal errands
  • Non-emergency appointments/meetings/doctor visits
  • Voluntary overtime
  • Inclement weather
  • Any trip where alternate transportation could be arranged in advance

What are valid GRH Destinations:

  • Home
  • Personal Vehicle (if the employee or student is parked at a Park & Ride or transit location)
  • Medical facility
  • Daycare or School

How many times can GRH be used:

  • two (per year)

If you need to use the GRH Program:

Students and employees may utilize this program by calling a local taxi service to provide a ride to any of the approved locations listed above. Request a receipt from the driver, and submit your receipt for reimbursement to the sustainability coordinator (located in 117 Administrative Office Complex).