Ride To Work Anderson – Rider Rules
Please read this carefully before submitting an application for Ride To Work Anderson (RTWA).
Print and sign the PDF to accompany your application.
Work is part of God’s plan!
Ride to Work Anderson (RTWA) is a ministry of South Main Chapel & Mercy Center for residents of Anderson County. RTWA is focused on helping people achieve the dignity of work on their path to self-sufficiency as part of God’s plan. People fulfill their calling of glorifying God by working and supporting themselves and their families with the fruit of that labor. As a rider participating in this program, we want you to move closer to what God created you to be!
Riders who participate in our program are expected to be focused on achieving self–sufficiency and be committed to making positive changes in their lives. Riders should have a local church support group to partner with them to help ensure success. RTWA is a transitional service. We expect riders to save money and achieve their own transportation with 3-4 months so that they no longer need our service. We want you to succeed!
I understand that RTWA exists to provide temporary affordable transportation to assist people in obtaining and maintaining a job.
I confirm that I have NO OTHER reliable transportation (i.e. bus, friends, rideshare, etc.) at this time.
I agree that I will save up funds or find my own transportation as soon as possible, and to work with RTWA to establish a BUDGET AND ACTION PLAN so that I no longer need RTWA to free up spots for others in need.
I understand that if I do not make adequate progress toward my own transportation, RTWA will remove me from the program, stop providing rides, or increase the price for rides to better cover actual costs.
I understand that RTWA will attempt to accommodate the greatest number of riders and that I may not be accepted into the program due to limitations in transportation equipment, cost effective route structure or other factors solely at the discretion of the RTWA.
I agree that I will waive any and all liability to RTWA and will sign a waiver verifying this.
I understand that rides are ONLY to or from work and that I may have to walk some distances to pick up points and/or walk to work or home from drop off points. I understand that the driver will not be allowed to make any unscheduled or ‘special’ stops or change the route without prior permission from the RTWA program coordinator.
I agree that if I do not show up at the appointed “pick up” time or provide less than 24-hour notice I will forfeit my ride that day without reimbursement. RTWA accepts no liability for riders who are not present at pick up times. Credits will only be given to riders in the event the RTWA transportation is not available. I understand that if I have multiple no shows or short notice cancellations (less than 24 hours), I will be dropped the program.
I understand that there may be other riders in the vehicle and that their transportation needs must be met as well as mine and I agree to use appropriate safety equipment (seat belts) and to act in a safe, courteous, respectful and responsible manner. I will work with the driver and other riders to develop a seating arrangement for easy loading and unloading and I will sit in the back seat, not up front with the driver.
I agree to use my cell phone during the ride ONLY FOR AN EMERGENCY situation. I agree that while in the vehicle there will be no smoking, foul or abusive language. I also agree to maintain a clean personal condition and to take all trash and personal belongings with me when I leave the vehicle.
I understand and agree that I cannot use, be using or be under the influence of any drugs or alcohol and that doing so is cause for immediate termination of my participation.
I agree to notify RTWA as much notice as possible before withdrawing from the program.
I agree that my ridership may be terminated for failure to comply with rules and policies.
I agree to pay at the rate of $5/per day for transportation, no later than the Thursday prior to the week I plan to ride. I will pay this to South Main Chapel & Mercy Center. If I do not make the payments on time, I understand that I will NOT receive rides for the following week and I may be removed from the program.
I agree that I will provide my work schedule to Elizabeth no later than NOON on Thursday prior to the week I plan to ride, including overtime shifts.
I agree that I will meet with Elizabeth or another RTWA coach in person before I start the RTWA program and AT LEAST once a month while I am in the RTWA program.
I verify that all the information on my application is truthful and understand that it will be verified by Ride to Work Anderson.