Just because you might not have a car or access to a reliable vehicle doesn’t mean this needs to stop you from finding work. There are ways to overcome not having a car while still maintaining the ability to get to and continue to go to work. We’re sharing five ways to find transportation even if you don’t have a car.
You Can Take Public Transportation
Perhaps the most obvious way, but still a great way to access transportation if you don’t have a vehicle. Many companies are even on or near, bus lines making the trip easy for you! Just make sure to do your research beforehand to make sure your workplace is accessible from one of the bus routes available to you. This information can be easily accessed either by speaking with your recruiter or visiting the bus line website.
Public transportation is also a more cost-friendly way to get from point A to point B than owning a car. Just think about it, you don’t have to pay for gas or car insurance!
You Can Use Ridesharing Apps
If public transportation isn’t an excellent option for you, consider using ridesharing apps like Lyft or Uber. These “on-demand” rides will be able to pick you up from wherever you are and then drop you off wherever you need to go. You can also usually find a ride 24 hours a day – ideal for anyone working 2nd or 3rd shift for example.
Ridesharing is more pricey than public transportation, so it may not be sustainable for you in the long-term, but it could be ideal for getting you to and from interviews.
You Can Carpool
Carpooling is another great option for finding transportation if you don’t have access to a vehicle of your own. You can find ways to carpool by speaking with other co-workers who live near you or finding carpool groups on social media.
In exchange for the ride, it’s common and considerate to offer the vehicle owner gas money, parking fees, or other expenses related to the commute you’d have. You might even offer to be the DJ for the commute!
You Can Bike or Walk
Depending on the distance and feasibility of the weather, biking or walking are also great ways to get to work even without a car. If you live in close proximity to the workplace, biking or walking are a great option – you get a chance to exercise and get fresh air before and after your shift.
If you live in an area where winter weather makes biking or walking an unrealistic option, you may want to look into one of the options we mentioned above.
While you may believe you must have a vehicle to get to work, that’s far from the truth. There are ways to find transportation, even if you don’t have a car. Whether it’s for the long-term or only temporary, using public transit, ridesharing apps, carpooling or biking, or walking to get to work are great ways to overcome barriers to transportation.
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