What if I live far away from where I work, and a $50 reimbursement will not cover the cost of my ride?
Provided that you both live and work in the eight-county MSA surrounding San Antonio (which includes Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina, and Wilson Counties), you have two possible options:

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.

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1. Am I eligible to participate in the CARE Program?
2. Do I qualify for an emergency ride home reimbursement?
3. What counts as an “emergency” for getting a cab or rental car reimbursement?
4. How does the CARE Program work?
5. What do I do when I need a ride home in an emergency?
6. How do I apply for an emergency ride home reimbursement?
7. How often can I get an emergency ride home reimbursement?
8. What if I live far away from where I work, and a $50 reimbursement will not cover the cost of my ride?
9. What if I need to make a stop before going home?
10. What if I’ve left my car somewhere other than home when I carpool, take the bus, or bicycle to work and an emergency arises?
11. What if my question is not answered among these Frequently Asked Questions?