RIDE Solutions Partners with Ride Nicely Taxi and Lloyd Lewis, Inc. to Expand Guaranteed Ride Home Program into the Alleghany Highlands
Roanoke, VA., October 14, 2014 – RIDE Solutions, the regional commuter services agency for southwest and central Virginia, is excited to announce that it has partnered with Ride Nicely Taxi and Lloyd Lewis, Inc. to provide a local Guaranteed Ride Home option for its customers in the Alleghany Highlands.
“The Guaranteed Ride Home program is an insurance policy for commuters who RIDE Solutions helps find carpool partners or other ways to get to work without driving alone,” says Program Director Jeremy Holmes. “Now, commuters in and around the Alleghany Highlands have access to local service providers who will make sure that no matter how they choose to get to work, they will never get stuck.
Guaranteed Ride Home is a free benefit offered to anyone to registers at the RIDE Solutions website at www.ridesolutions.org/alleghany. Commuters who then carpool, bike, walk, or take transit to work can access their Guaranteed Ride Home benefit to get a free ride home in case of emergencies, such as if a carpool partner gets sick and has to leave work early, or a bicycle commuter has to pick up a sick child from school. Commuters simply print a voucher from their online account, call a Guaranteed Ride Home provider, and RIDE Solutions covers the fare.
“With Guaranteed Ride Home you never have to worry about getting stuck,” says Holmes, “and with our partnership with Ride Nicely Taxi and Lloyd Lewis, Inc., you won’t have to worry about waiting for your ride.”
RIDE Solutions provides free carpool matching, bike routing, and transit support for anyone commuting into or out from central and southwest Virginia. Recently, the program has been focusing efforts on employees in the Alleghany Highlands region, citing the long commute length and high commute costs that many drivers endure in getting work, and the efforts being made in places like Clifton Forge in creating a strong walkable and bikeable downtown area.
Holmes hopes that the addition of a local Guaranteed Ride Home provider will encourage more commuters to take advantage of RIDE Solutions services, and that other transportation services in the area will be interested in signing on as Guaranteed Ride Home providers.
RIDE Solutions is a sustainable transportation program operated by the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission in cooperation with the New River Valley Planning District Commission and Region 2000. It is provides multimodal trip planning services for citizens and employers throughout Central and Southwest Virginia.