Commuter Services of Florida came to the Fort Myers campus to sponsor it’s “Love At First Ride” campaign.  Students, staff and faculty could register with Commuter Services and receive free bike helmets and pedometers, courtesy of the Florida Department of Transportation.  Registrants also could learn about the Emergency Ride Home Program that is supplied by this organization.  One of the most common reasons people give for not trying commute options is the fear of being stranded at school or work or unable to get home quickly in an emergency. The Emergency Ride Home program takes the fear out of leaving your car at home. If you are registered as a carpool, vanpool, transit, bike or walk participant in the Commuter Services database, you may be eligible for the Emergency Ride Home program.  Commuter Services will reimburse up to four rides per year via taxi or rental car; we’ll even reimburse mileage for another student or co-worker who drives you home.  The program can only be used for personal and family emergencies.  Keiser University Fort Myers is Partnered with Commuter Services and offers the Emergency Ride Home.  Information was also on hand about public transportation, walking and hiking trails.  79 bike helmets were given away to both day and evening students, faculty and staff.  Two lucky individuals received raffle prizes courtesy of Commuter Services.  Belinda Mercado, won the gas card and Daphgar Beldor won the bike safety backpack full of goodies. 

For more program information, please contact Commuter Services at 1.866.585.RIDE (7433), or visit

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