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SAFE-Ride program

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What is SAFE-Ride?

The State Agency Free Emergency (SAFE)-Ride is available to state employees in Thurston County who ride the bus, drive or ride in a carpool or vanpool, walk, or bike to work. The program is funded through the State Agency Rider (STAR) Pass and State Agency Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) programs at the Department of Transportation (WSDOT).


Think of SAFE-Ride as your smart commuting insurance policy. If you come to work by bus, vanpool, carpool, walking or bicycling and have an emergency occur during your work hours – such as a family illness, unexpected overtime, or a missed ride – you can take a taxi home and the SAFE-Ride program will pick up the tab (excluding gratuity). SAFE-Ride will pay for up to 65 one-way miles and you may take up to eight (8) trips a year with no more than four (4) for unexpected overtime.


Who is eligible?

State employees assigned to a worksite in Thurston County are eligible for SAFE-Ride. You are eligible on any day you ride the bus, vanpool, carpool, bicycle, or walk to work.


When can I Use SAFE-Ride?

SAFE-Ride can be used for:


SAFE-Ride CANNOT be used for:


SAFE-Ride Program Criteria


If you need an emergency ride home, call your worksite SAFE-Ride Coordinator.

For more information about the program, please contact your SAFE-Ride Coordinator or email the program at StateAgencyCTR@wsdot.wa.gov. This email address is provided to obtain information regarding SAFE-ride. Do not email this address to request a SAFE-Ride home. Employee trips are not authorized through WSDOT.