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Emergency Ride Home Program for Students

TBARTA’s Emergency Ride Home (ERH) program provides free* taxi rides home in case of emergency for workers or students who commute in ways other than driving alone two or more days a week. This commuter incentive program is now available to students of higher learning institutions, who get to/from campus in ways other than driving alone (such as carpool, bus, bicycle, walk, and/or any combination of those listed).  Here’s how it works:

  • • Are a student (college, university, technical school), 18 years of age or older, using one
       or more commute options (carpool, bus, bicycle, walk) to get to/from campus two or more
       days a week.
  • • Register online HERE for the Student ERH program (it’s free!), or call 800.998.RIDE (7433) to
       register over the phone.
  • • Once you register, you will receive the ERH student program packet, including your
       taxi voucher and student usage rules.
BONUS!  Log your commute option trips into the Commute Calendar on the website and get a report of how “green” your commute savings are!


Call 800.998.RIDE (7433) for additional information on how you can take advantage of ERH.

ERH Guidelines for Students

*Certain restrictions apply.  This program allows for up to four (4) taxi rides per calendar year from your campus to home in case of personal illness or family emergency. Unused trips do not carry over and participants must re-enroll annually to remain in the program. Fares in excess of $100 are the responsibility of the participant; tipping the driver is at the discretion of the rider and not allowable as part of the taxi fare.  This program is subject to change at any time without advance notice.  This ERH program is sponsored by the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority (TBARTA).
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