You could be reimbursed up to $150.
Did you know about the San Francisco Department of the Environment’s Emergency Ride Home program? If you’re someone 18 or over who commutes to work via bike, walking, public transit, carpool, or shared mobility, then you qualify for a free, guaranteed ride home in case of emergency.
In the case of a qualifying emergency, you can get reimbursed up to $150 for trips home via official taxi or public transit. Note that Uber and Lyft rides are not eligible for reimbursement. Just make sure you save your receipt and submit a reimbursement request.
Qualifying emergencies include illness or crisis affecting you or immediate family; if your carpool is unavailable due to vehicle breakdown or other; bicycle problems including flat tires, vandalism, etc; required and unexpected overtime with supervisor authorization; and home emergencies such as fire, break-in, etc.
Trips must originate at your place of work in San Francisco and can end at your home, a transit stop, or your parked car, even outside of San Francisco. Non-reimbursable trips include personal errands, transit service breakdown, civic emergencies, non-emergency-related side trips, and more. See the full list here.
You can be granted an Emergency Ride Home for a maximum of 4 trips per fiscal year (July 1 – June 30) and a maximum of $150 per trip.
In case of emergency, it’s always good to know your options in advance! Learn more about the Emergency Ride Home program here.