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Emergency Ride Home

You have a ride home if an emergency ever strikes.


To qualify for ERH, you must:

  • Be a part-time or full-time employee.
  • Work or live in Durham, Orange or Wake counties.
  • Have shared a ride, taken the bus, biked or walked to work on the day the ride is needed.

Emergency Ride Home (ERH) is available when:

  • You or an immediate family member gets sick or has a severe crisis.
  • Your carpool driver has to unexpectedly leave early or stay late.
  • You must work unscheduled overtime.

If you need to pick up your sick child or pick up medication, you may make a side trip on the way home. ERH is at your service so you never have to worry about finding a ride when you need it most.

Registering is easy, and the ride is free.

When you register for the ERH program, you will be able to print a free* voucher good for a rental car or taxi ride home. You may use the service twice in a given month, up to six times per calendar year. Full, detailed instructions for the service will be provided once you register.

* You must work for a registered employer to take more than one emergency ride home. Students do not qualify for this program.
** You will only be responsible for the taxi driver's tip or gas used in the rental car. 

Register for Emergency Ride Home