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FREE Emergency Ride Home

Guaranteed Ride Home for Pima County Employees

REAP Rewards

Have peace of mind knowing you will have a way home if an emergency happens during the workday and you are without a personal vehicle. 

To qualify, you must:

  1. Be a Pima County employee.
  2. Use an alternate modes of transportation for your work commutes at least two days per week.


What qualifies as an emergency? Situations like the following:

  • You become ill at work or have a personal crisis;
  • You need to help a family member with an urgent illness or accident;
  • You had to unexpectedly stay late after work and lost your ride; or
  • Your carpool driver had to leave early leaving you without a ride.

How does it work?

  1. First you need to register. This gives you up to four reimbursed emergency rides home per year.
  2. If an emergency happens and you are without your vehicle, fill out the GRH Trip Form and get your supervisor's signature on the form.
  3. Secure a ride home from a professional transportation company (i.e.: taxi, Uber, Lyft).
  4. Pay the up-front expense (including up to a 15% tip) and get a receipt for the emergency trip.
  5. Submit your receipt and signed Trip Form to HealthyAir@pima.gov.
  6. You will then be contacted to collect your cash refund in person.

1. Register First

To be eligible for emergency rides, Pima County employees must first submit a completed GRH Registration Form. Participants will have up to four emergency rides per 12 months from the date of registration.

GRH Registration Form

 

2. Complete and Submit Trip Form with Trip Receipt for Reimbursement

In order to qualify for reimbursement, you must first be registered, and then:

  1. Complete a GRH Trip Form and obtain your supervisor's signature (to verify emergency need). If your supervisor is not available, obtain a signature from any supervisor, deputy director, or director from your office.
  2. Secure a ride from a professional transportation service company of your choice.
  3. Pay for the ride (including a tip of up to 15%) and obtain a receipt from your driver or email.
  4. Once back to the office, submit your GRH Trip Form and copy of your receipt to HealthyAir@pima.gov or DT-BAB7-415, PDEQ TRP, 33 N. Stone Ave, 7th Floor.

Once approved, you will need to visit a PDEQ office for cash reimbursement. Pick the location most convenient for you:

  • PDEQ Main Office: 33 N. Stone Avenue, 7th Floor
  • Ina Road Landfill: 5301 W. Ina Road

GRH Registration Form
GRH Trip Form

Choose Your Provider

You may use a professional transportation company of your choice. Some options with contact information are listed below for your convenience.

  • Lyft: www.lyft.com (app download necessary)
  • Uber: www.uber.com (app download necessary)
  • Yellow Cab: (520) 300-0000
  • VIP Taxi: (520) 300-3000
  • Orange Cab: (520) 884-7900
  • Discount Cab: (520) 388-9004

Share Your Story

If you needed to use the Guaranteed Ride Home Program, let us know how it went. Submit your brief description to Karen.Wilhelmsen@pima.gov for posting on this webpage.

Have Questions?

Contact:

Karen Wilhelmsen    karen.wilhelmsen@pima.gov    724-7449

Backup Contacts:

Skye Siegel    skye.siegel@pima.gov    724-7447
Beth Gorman    beth.gorman@pima.gov    724-7446