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Transportation Options: Getting You to Work

Spouses who want to work may sometimes face transportation challenges. Explore suggestions, ideas and possible solutions to help you get to work.

Most people need reliable and affordable transportation options to get to work. Whether you live on or off the installation, knowing your options before you accept a job offer is important. Here are a few transportation options you might want to consider:

  • Public transportation – Buses, trains, taxis, ride-booking services and shuttles are examples of the types of public transportation you may choose from.
  • Ride sharing You may be able to obtain rides from someone in exchange for a fee, often gas or mileage expenses.
  • Carpooling – Try to organize with spouses who have access to vehicles to help transport other spouses in carpools or vanpools.
  • Car sharing – If you are a registered car share member, you can rent vehicles on a short-term basis when needed, by the day, hour or minute. Cars are usually located in easy-to-access locations.

If you live on an installation, consider visiting your installation’s employment readiness center. You can meet with a counselor to discuss your transportation needs and review possible solutions. Find the location and hours for the closest center on MilitaryINSTALLATIONS. Select 'Spouse Education, Training and Careers' under the 'Select a program or service' drop-down menu along with your installation or postal code to find a point of contact near you.

If you live off the installation, visit the Department of Labor American Job Center for assistance and advice. Use the American Job Center Finder to find locations in your community.

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