|Emergency Ride Home|
Penn is working with the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission to inform members of the University Community about The Emergency Ride Home (ERH) Program. The service provides a "safety net" for commuters working in southeastern Pennsylvania who carpool, vanpool or use public transportation on a regular basis. 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, registered commuters are provided with a free ride to home, their car or to the place of the emergency.
To qualify for Emergency Ride Home (ERH) Service you must:
Other Important Details:
What constitutes an emergency?
For the purposes of ERH, an emergency might include but is not limited to: sudden illness or injury of immediate family member or person for whom you have an appointed guardian; unplanned home problem that is immediately threatening (fire, flood, collapse, etc.); unplanned overtime required by supervisor which would prohibit using your regular ride home.
Special note to transit riders:
The TMA will work with you to find the most time-effective method to get to your vehicle or to the place of the emergency. Please note that in some instances, depending on the location of your work site and transit schedules, it may still be faster to get to your car or to the place of emergency via transit instead of using a loan car. If schedules are not accommodating, a car will be provided.