Emergency Ride Home
Emergency Ride Home (ERH) is Massachusetts commuters’ insurance in case of an emergency. ERH is a free benefit for any MassRIDES employer partner. It allows employees who take green transportation, at least twice a week, a ride home in case of an emergency. Green commuters can use the ERH program up to four times per year and up to $100 per ride for qualified emergencies.
Emergency Ride Home Program Update:
The Emergency Ride Home (ERH) program will be ending on April 30th, 2019. This will be the last day users may take any ERH-sponsored trips. To successfully receive reimbursements, users must submit all outstanding ERH reimbursement requests by May 15th, 2019, no exceptions. Please contact Jake.Leonard@dot.state.ma.us if you have any questions.
Bay State Commute (NuRide)
Massachusetts commuters get rewarded for green trips with Bay State Commute, formerly called NuRide. The free program gives points to people who walk, bike, carpool, or take any active transportation to work. It also allows users to find a carpool or vanpool.
Bay State Commute Service Update:
MassDOT’s funding for the Bay State Commute database will end with the expiration of the MassRIDES program on June 30, 2019. To ensure you have full access to all rewards currently available through Bay State Commute, MassDOT recommends you redeem your points before June 30, 2019.
Safe Routes to School
Massachusetts Safe Routes to School, MassRIDES’ sister program sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, promotes safer routes for students to get to school by fostering partnerships between advocacy groups, law enforcement, education leaders, and public health departments. The program currently serves 780 schools in 200 communities across the Commonwealth.
Massachusetts Rideshare Regulation
Through its Rideshare Program, MassDEP promotes transportation options that not only result in cleaner air, but also faster and easier commutes. The program specifically requires the following organizations to develop plans and set goals for reducing employee and student drive-alone commute trips by 25 percent:
- Businesses with 1,000 or more applicable commuters.
- Educational institutions with 1,000 or more applicable commuters.
- Businesses with 250 or more applicable commuters that are also subject to the Massachusetts Air Operating Permit Program (310 CMR 7.00, Appendix C).
MassRIDES can assist employers with the implementation of programs that support the rideshare regulation and encourage employee participation. Contact your MassRIDES Outreach Coordinator for assistance.
Wondering whether the Rideshare Regulation applies to your facility? Need to know which report is the right one to file this year?
Find detailed information on the Massachusetts DEP website.