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The CARE Program reimburses those eligible to participate who qualify for a ride home from work in case of emergency reimbursement of up to $50 for a ride fare, or, in some cases, for a vehicle rental fee. People who are eligible will be able to select a reimbursement form from the “Rewards” section of Nuride.com, which they can submit to AACOG’s Commute Solutions Program to request reimbursement, along with an original receipt for a cab ride or vehicle rental.
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You are eligible to participate if 1) you both work and live in Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina, or Wilson counties; 2) you commute to your job an average of 3 times per week or more by carpooling, vanpooling, bus riding, cycling, or walking; and 3) you have recorded your trips and kept your home, work, and email address up-to-date on NuRide.com.
If you meet the three eligibility criteria for program participation and have an emergency, and if you have not already used 4 coupons within the previous 12 months, you may qualify for reimbursement of up to $50 for cab fare. If you work more than 12 miles from your home, you may apply for reimbursement of up to $50 for either a ride-for-hire fare or a rental vehicle fee, provided you have not already used 4 coupons within the previous 12 months. AACOG will not reimburse tips provided to drivers nor the cost of gasoline or other costs associated with renting a vehicle.
Examples of situations for which related trips will NOT be considered reimbursable are: -- Your origin (beginning point) is not the address of your place of employment -- Your destination (ending point) is not your home, place you’ve left your car, or a medical facility -- You have left work to run personal errands or go to the airport for a scheduled trip -- You go to a meeting or a previously arranged appointment -- You experience a weather-related event such as a rain storm -- You experience transportation system delays -- The vehicle in which you’ve come to work or your bicycle has broken down -- Your building has closed (e.g., due to a power outage) -- You have chosen to work overtime -- You are fired from your job
If you are eligible and qualified, simply call a cab or other ride-for-hire service of your choice and arrange to get a ride home. Make sure you ask the driver for a receipt showing the cab company’s name, date and time of your trip, the addresses where you were picked up and dropped off (origin and destination), the driver’s name or ID number, and the ride fare amount. If you work more than 12 miles from where you live you have an additional option to arrange to take a rental car home, but do be aware that obtaining a rental car may take longer to arrange because you must be picked up and taken to a rental facility to complete paperwork and get a car, you will be responsible for paying for fuel, and you will need to return the car within the allotted time period to avoid additional fees. Upon returning the car, make sure you obtain a receipt that shows the rental agency’s name, the address at which you were picked up to be taken to the rental facility, the date and time of your rental and return, and the basic rental fee. Within a week of your emergency ride home, select the CARE Program from your the list of rewards available through your NuRide account. A coupon form for reimbursement will be emailed to you. Just fill it in and mail it with your receipt to the address on the form.
After you've taken an emergency ride, request a reimbursement coupon through the “Rewards” section of Nuride.com. The coupon form will be emailed to you within 24-hours, and you may print it out. Make a copy of your receipt for your records and submit the original along with a completed reimbursement form (or “coupon”). Please keep in mind that your form and the postmark on the envelope containing your reimbursement request must be dated within one week of your emergency ride home. Please submit the coupon form and your receipt to: AACOG - Commute Solutions/CARE Program, 8700 Tesoro Drive, Suite 160, San Antonio, TX 78217. Pending approval, a reimbursement check for up to $50 per coupon should be mailed to you within a month after we receive the request.
1) If you have not already used 3 other reimbursement coupons in the past 12-months, you may print and use an additional coupon to cover your expenses for a single ride. Please note that you may have to wait 24 hours before you can print your second coupon through NuRide.com, so plan accordingly, remembering that your reimbursement form and the postmark on your envelope must be dated within one week of your emergency ride home.
2) If you work more than 12 miles from where you live, and provided you are a licensed driver, you may arrange to rent a car to go home from an agency (such as Enterprise) that will pick you up at work. If you rent from a company that has a contract with the State of Texas, your rental fee should be lower than $50 for 24 hours or less. Please keep in mind that making arrangements to rent a car will usually take longer than arranging for a cab, and you will also be responsible for returning the car, paying for gas, and for whatever fees are in addition to the basic rental fee (which should be no more than $37.50 with a rental agency that has a contract with the State of Texas). In addition, many car rental agencies do not deliver vehicles to where you are, and those that do may do so only during regular business hours.