Employee Transit Pass (EPass)
Annual discounted transit pass, purchased through payroll deduction, for employees. The EPass offers an annual 12-month pass at the discounted rate of 9 months compared to the cost of purchasing a standard monthly pass. For more information on the EPass program, please click here.
Guaranteed Ride Home Program (GRH)
The SmartTrip GRH program provides employees who are enrolled in the SmartTrip program, or who commute via public transit, carpool/vanpool, walk or cycle at least 3+ times a week with guaranteed transportation home in the event of personal illness or emergency while at work. This service may be used up to 5 times a year.
What events qualify for a Guaranteed Ride Home voucher?
- personal or family illness/emergency
- unscheduled overtime
- carpool/vanpool partner’s emergency, illness or unscheduled overtime
What does not apply?
- personal errands
- pre-planned medical or dental appointments
- business-related travel
- weather-related transit service delays and disruptions
Currently, the HFXRidematch.ca website matches commuters based on proximity to origin and destination points, travel routes and similar working hours and compatible carpooling preferences.
There are numerous transportation matching options, such as:
- Carpool and vanpool partner(s)
- Cycling and walking buddy
- Transit buddy
Simple to use, residents must register on HFXRidematch.ca to find travel partners, or allow other people to find them. Registration is free and can be used anytime. Trip profile information includes:
- Travel schedule (commuter travel vs. one-trip)
- Origin and destination
- What types of people residents wish to be matched with (non-smoker, female, etc.)
- Preferred transportation modes
In conjunction with the Cogswell project, the municipality will be launching a Ridematching app, similar to the current HFXRidematch.ca website but with new features. These will include GPS car tracking technology, and promotion of municipal TDM initiatives, among others.
Lunch & Learn sessions providing SmartTrip members with cycling skills and safety training.
For more information, contact SmartTrip@halifax.ca or 902.490.4160.