Finding Transportation Solutions: Questions to Consider
When assisting a job seeker with a disability to find transportation, the following questions can help identify possible solutions.
Do you have a drivers license?
Is there mass transit that can take you to your job?
Note: some agencies, such as Independent Living Centers, Community Rehabilitation Providers, and others, teach people with disabilities to use mass transit via travel training. Orientation and Mobility (O & M) classes can help people who have visual impairments. The state blind and visually impaired agency should have information on O & M services.
Could you take a cab to work?
Walking & Biking
Is the job within walking distance? Biking distance? Moped distance?
Car Pooling & Employer Resources
Someone who could drive you
Who might be available to drive you to and from work?
If you can identify a driver but no vehicle, could a vehicle be purchased (possibly using a PASS-Plan for Achieving Self-Support, to cover the down payment) for someone else to drive you? [See information elsewhere in this section on using PASSs for transportation.]
Finding a driver
If you dont know anyone who could drive you, could you find a driver?
Brainstorming other ideas
Who could help you come up with ideas for transportation?
Paying for transportation
Institute for Community Inclusion