Two years ago, some businesses around Baltimore-Washington International Airport asked their employees: What would it take to get you to share a ride to work?
More than a third said they wanted their rides guaranteed -- if an emergency came up, they could get home somehow. The fear of being stranded, the employees said, kept them from hopping a bus, car pooling or finding some other ride share.
Thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, BWI employers will put those answers to the test.
The Greater BWI Commuter Transportation Center Inc., a private, non-profit organization sponsored by 30 BWI area businesses and Anne Arundel County, will soon launch a "Guaranteed Ride Home" program that will offer free emergency rides to qualifying employees.