Can’t Find a Ride to Work? 5 Tips to Help

August 28th, 2017


As an employee, it’s important you have reliable transportation to and from work. If you don’t show up on time for your shift or have to call in due to lack of a ride, you’ll be looking for another job in a short amount of time. Here are five tips to help you secure reliable transportation to work.

UberPOOL/Lyft Line

Uber and Lyft provide discounted services for getting to work. With UberPOOL or Lyft Line, you’re matched with riders heading in the same direction to share the ride and lower your cost. Simply open the company app, enter your destination address, confirm your pickup address and time and request a ride. You’ll see your driver’s picture and vehicle details and either be able to track their movement or receive a text when they arrive. When you reach your destination, you’re charged by the payment method you have on file.


Vride involves joining a vanpool to save on costs for getting to work. You can use the Vride app to sign up for van rides to and from work, see which seats are available and when the van is driving, track your miles traveled and message other vanpool members.


Request to join a carpool with co-workers who live nearby. You’ll save money by sharing the costs of driving. You’ll also reduce your stress level by being able to read, listen to music, talk or relax during your commute. In addition, you may be able to get to work faster by using the high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane on highways.

Public Transportation

Buses, commuter trains, cable cars, trolleys and subways are inexpensive modes of transportation that may take you virtually anywhere. Therefore, you have increased opportunities for finding and keeping employment.

The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

As one of the largest nonprofit organizations in the United States, St. Vincent de Paul provides personal assistance, social services and resources to economically needy individuals of all backgrounds and religions. You may be able to secure a used car, gasoline vouchers or bus passes through the organization. Learn more about securing assistance from The Society of St. Vincent de Paul by contacting a Catholic church in your community.

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