Manhattanville - Fort Lee Shuttle Guaranteed Ride Home

Manhattanville campus faculty and staff using the Fort Lee shuttle for their commute can be reimbursed for a ride home during a personal emergency.

The guaranteed ride home program gets you home if you have a family emergency or have to leave work unexpectedly. Once signed up, you can be reimbursed for a taxi, car-share, or transit trip to your emergency location. Employees who pre-enroll can be reimbursed up to $100 per year for qualified emergencies.

How it works

  • Employees submit an application online.
    • Employees must agree to the following terms and conditions:
      • Reimbursement can only be used for qualified emergencies, including:
      • Unexpected personal illness/emergency
      • Unexpected family illness/emergency
      • Carpool leaves due to an illness/emergency
    • The following are not qualified reasons for reimbursement:
      • Missed the Columbia bus/transit
      • Delayed Columbia bus or transit service
      • Weather events
      • Unexpected work-related overtime
    • Employees must follow these steps when an emergency arises:
      • Immediately call and take a taxi, car-service, or transit option to their destination.
      • Pay for the ride using cash or credit card, making certain to keep the receipt

Make a Guaranteed Ride Home claim

  • Reimbursement process:
    • Employee must submit claims using the online form, including the date of occurrence, name, and explanation of why the expense qualifies for reimbursement. The employee will be asked to upload the receipt from their qualifying ride. This form needs to be submitted within 30 days of the trip.
    • The Environmental Stewardship office will use Columbia’s Travel and Business Expense Reimbursement (TBER) form to file reimbursements.
    • Employee must become a “vendor” via the process detailed on the Finance website: https://forms.finance.columbia.edu/vendor-request/
    • Employee will be reimbursed to bank account or via check.