Partnering with vRide, LMU offers a rideshare service which helps individuals with a long commute more enjoyable. While the details of the arrangement are up to the individuals of each group, vRide offers a simple and effective way to filter through hundreds of other commuters just like you looking to save money, time and the environment. Once a member of the vRide network you can either create your own carpool or request to join an existing carpool or vanpool.

Get to know vRide!

When your carpool grows to a certain size vRide will reach out the group contact and ask if the members would be interested in forming a vanpool, which saves even more money and time for members, all while covered by vRide's vehicle insurance policy. vRide conducts background checks, offers emergency rides home and provides all regular maintenance for the van. 

If you're interested please take a minute to watch this informational video and review the vRide page or contact the LMU Parking Office at parking@lmu.edu.

vRide Benefits:

  • Reduced wear and tear on their personal vehicle
  • Save money on gas
  • Save money on car insurance
  • Relax while solo drivers stress in rush hour traffic

Guaranteed Ride Home Program

Participants in LMU vanpools are enrolled in the GRH (Guaranteed Ride Home) program. The GRH program ensures that you’ll be able to get home in case of an emergency or unscheduled overtime.

One of the most common concerns shared by commuters is being stranded without access to a car. The Regional GRH program helps alleviate this concern by providing employees who commute to work in LMU vanpools with a reimbursed ride home in the event of a valid emergency.

What is the Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) program?

This is a version of “commuter insurance” for people who participate in LMU vanpools. The Regional GRH program allows you to choose the most efficient means to get where you need to go during a qualified emergency. If you are without your car and experience an emergency, the GRH program will reimburse your ride, whether you choose a one-way taxi ride, one-day car rental, or transit ticket (public bus or Metrolink).

What is a qualified GRH emergency?

Emergency circumstances that qualify for a reimbursable ride home under the GRH program include:

  • Personal illness/emergency
  • Unexpected illness/emergency of an immediate family member
  • Vanpool driver has an emergency or unexpected overtime
  • Supervisor requires employee to work unscheduled overtime

What does not qualify as a GRH emergency?

Situations which do not qualify as an emergency under the GRH program include:

  • Personal errands
  • Non-emergency appointments/meetings/doctor visits
  • Voluntary overtime
  • Public transportation disruptions or delays for any reason
  • Termination/Lay-offs
  • A ride to work
  • Business travel
  • Inclement weather
  • Any trip where alternate transportation could be arranged in advance
  • On-the-job injury
  • Breakdown of vanpool that would normally be covered by vRide

What are valid GRH destinations?

The GRH Program offers flexibility, allowing you to choose from a variety of destinations that serve your unique needs, including:

  • Home
  • Personal vehicle (if you are parked at a Park & Ride lot or transit station)
  • Medical facility
  • Daycare or school
  • Interim stops will also be accepted if they are part of the emergency

Who pays for GRH?

The employee must pay for the emergency ride upfront. After submitting a GRH Reimbursement Claim Form, the GRH program will reimburse the cost for qualified rides directly to the appropriate party.

How often can I use GRH?

Each ridesharing employee working at a participating company can use the program up to two (2) times in a 12-month period.

Many commuters hesitate to try ridesharing because they are worried about not being able to get home to take care of a family emergency or illness or other unanticipated situation, such a working late. Guaranteed Ride Home solves the problem by providing a rental car or taxi ride for ridesharing employees at participating businesses. 

The choice is yours to begin saving money, time and the environment, join vRide today!