Cascades Commuters are saving money, minimizing our environmental footprint, reducing congestion on city streets, and feeling healthier by using active forms of transportation.
Don’t let the potential of a personal or family emergency influence your commute choice. Through our Emergency Ride Home (ERH) program, commuters that use active transportation modes (bike, walk, roll, bus, transit) to get to campus have a timely way to leave work in the event of an emergency.
Enrollment: All Cascades Commuters that log active transportation trips (walking, biking, transit, carpool, roll) at www.drivelessconnect.com qualify for up to 6 ERH trips per academic year. Your trips will also qualify for the rewards described below.
How it works: When you need an emergency ride home, choose between Uber, Lyft, or a local taxi company of your choice. Save the receipt and submit as a personal reimbursement with explanation of the need for a ride home.
Qualifying reasons include: personal illness or immediate family illness; emergency at home, etc. If your personal vehicle breaks down, that does not qualify, unless you are registered to drive as part of a carpool.
We reward students, staff, and faculty who walk, bike, carpool, skate, vanpool, or take the bus to campus because it reduces traffic congestion and helps OSU-Cascades achieve our sustainability and health/wellness goals.
To earn rewards, please complete these two steps:
Rewards will be earned when you complete a specified number of round-trip commutes, as shown in the chart below. Each time you reach a cumulative total of 5, 15, or 35 days you will earn a reward. Only one reward at each level can be earned per academic term. All gift cards accepted will be subject to income tax.
Rewards are being added to each tier as we establish partnerships with local retailers and community partners.
Prizes can be picked up at the Dining & Academic Building Information Desk during these fall term hours: