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Emergency Ride Home

Emergency-Ride-Home-Logo-300x296Emergency Ride Home (ERH) is a cost-free, “safety net” service for sustainable commuters working in southeastern Pennsylvania who share their ride to work (car/vanpool or public transit) at least 3 days a week. 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, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission will reimburse the cost of a rental car or livery service, i.e., taxi, Uber or Lyft, to take the commuter to their home, personal car, or to the place of the emergency. Registered commuters may use this service two times in a calendar year if they meet all of the following requirements:

  • Commuter is enrolled in the ERH program
  • Commuter works within the City of Philadelphia or Southeastern Pennsylvania (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, or Montgomery counties)

Commuter can enroll electronically with this easy form . Once enrolled, ERH can reimburse the commuter up to $50 per use and/or $100 per year (2 uses per year). To be reimbursed, the commuter must contact a local car or taxi service, rent a car, or take transit to get to the emergency. Commuter must obtain an official receipt from the company providing the ride and send the receipt with a completed Reimbursement Form to Emergency Ride Home, within 30 days. Upon approval, ERH will send reimbursement in the form of a check within 45 days.

Participants are eligible for an Emergency Ride Home for two years after they apply at

If you would like more information on Emergency Ride Home, please contact Clean Air Council by calling 215-567-4004 x 110 or emailing

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