UCSC Emergency Ride Home Program

TAPS supports active and sustainable transportation and offers an Emergency Ride Home program for those UCSC employees who choose to use an alternative to driving alone at least one day a week. This includes carpooling, vanpooling, taking the bus, biking,* and/or walking.*

Eligible affiliates will receive one (1) $75 Uber voucher each year to use in the event of:

  • Sudden or unexpected illness, accident, or injury (you or a family member).
  • Individual catastrophe (i.e. house fire, gas leak, flood).
  • A carpool or vanpool driver leaving campus unexpectedly.
  • A stolen or broken bicycle.
  • Your boss asking you to work a longer shift without sufficient notice.

To be eligible, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You are actively employed by UCSC and commute to the UCSC residential campus or other UCSC site (Coastal Science Campus, Westside Research Park, Scotts Valley Center, or Silicon Valley Campus).
  • You do not drive alone and park on or near a UCSC campus or center as part of your commute.
  • You do not live on the residential (main) campus.
  • You physically commute to a UCSC campus or center at least once per week.
  • You are required to be at a physical workplace for 20 or more hours per week.
  • You agree not to use any individual UCSC parking permit except virtual hourly/daily (e.g., ParkMobile) options.

NOTE: You must have an active Uber account to receive the Uber voucher.

Fill out this form to verify your eligibility

*Those that bike, walk, or carpool without a TAPS-issued carpool permit must log 1 week of trips in Go Santa Cruz County (and earn additional prizes!). We encourage all ERH participants to log their trips through Go Santa Cruz County.