The Guaranteed Ride Home program reimburses commuters who choose to carpool, vanpool, take transit, bike, or walk to work for an emergency ride home up to three times per fiscal year (July 1 through June 30). Enrolled participants can take a taxi, rideshare service such as Lyft or UberX, rental car, car share, or transit ride home, and be reimbursed for the cost of the ride up to $100.
The Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) program Agreement (Agreement) sets forth the terms, conditions, and responsibilities of a participant (Participant) in the GRH program.
By participating in the GRH program, the Participant acknowledges and agrees to abide by this Agreement and any subsequent updates or amendments.
The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) retains the right to discontinue Participant enrollment and terminate this Agreement immediately or withhold reimbursement claims, pursue claims, demands, or lawsuits against, or seek prosecution of any Participant for inappropriate use of the GRH program. Any inappropriate use of the GRH program will require that the Participant reimburse all expenses incurred to SANDAG.
Participant acknowledges that SANDAG does NOT cover certain expenses associated, as explained in the Frequently Asked Questions.
Participant shall be considered a volunteer under the law. Participant acknowledges that participation in the GRH program is strictly voluntary and that such participation is not acting in or required by the course and scope of official company business, nor does it in any manner establish an employer-employee or agency relationship with SANDAG.
The Agreement shall be effective as of the date the Participant joins the GRH program and will be terminated on June 30, 2024. Participants must reregister and sign the Agreement every year in order to participate in the program.
The Participant, in consideration of the request and permission to participate in the GRH program, hereby assumes full responsibility and all risk of injury or loss, including death, which may result from participation in the GRH program and hereby agrees to hold harmless, release, waive, forever discharge, and covenant not to sue or bring claims against SANDAG, its officers, agents, or employees, by reason of accident, illness, injury, or death, damage to, loss, or destruction of any property arising or resulting directly or indirectly from the Participant's participation in the GRH program and occurring during said participation, or any time subsequent thereto, whether or not such loss, injury, or death is caused, or alleged to be caused, in whole or in part, by the negligent acts or omissions of SANDAG, its officers, agents, or employees. The terms of this release shall serve as a release and assumption of risks for the Participant's heirs, executors, administrators, and for all the Participant's family members.
By enrolling, the Participant acknowledges that they have read the foregoing paragraphs and have been fully advised of the potential risks incidental to engaging in the GRH program. Further, the Participant understands and acknowledges that the GRH program may be changed or canceled at any time, without obligation, at the sole discretion of SANDAG.